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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)

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Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, strongVIOLET/strong

follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman

accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can

cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North

Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black

soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means

to be an outsider. brbrOne of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ?90s, strongVIOLET/strong

astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,

toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3343"Jeanine Tesori/a, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3237"Brian Crawley/a

that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Its

simple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to any

scale production. strongVIOLET /strongfeatures a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.



Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Return to SpeakEasy for Four Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for four additional weeks, December 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Netflix's 'Series of Unfortunate Events' on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

On this week's THE VIEW on ABC, actor Neil Patrick Harris gave the co-hosts a glimpse at his role in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.' (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents Sonya Tayeh's New Work YOU'LL STILL CALL ME BY NAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

New York Live Arts presents Sonya Tayeh, Obie and Lucille Lortel award winner and Drama Desk and two-time Emmy award nominated choreographer, in her New York City debut of an evening-length original work, you'll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. Commissioned by New York Live Arts and presented through its Live Feed creative residency program, the performances will take place December 9-11 and 14-17, 2016, at 7:30PM at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19thStreet, NYC. Press night is December 10, 7:30PM.  For tickets and information, call 212 924 0077 or visit livearts. (more...)

O'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that Paulette Haupt, founding Artistic Director of its National Music Theater Conference, will step down following the 2017 season, after 40 years leading the program. The program began in 1978 after George C. White, founder of the O'Neill, invited Ms. Haupt to launch a new development program for music theater, in a similar mold to the O'Neill's groundbreaking National Playwrights Conference, launched in 1964. (more...)

Cast Announced for Midwest Premiere of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Raven Theatre Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle has announced a "blended family" of new and familiar Raven faces for the company's Midwest premiere of The Assembled Parties, which in 2013 earned a 2013 Tony® Award nomination for Best Play. The play by Richard Greenberg, author of Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain and many other plays, will open on Raven Theatre's East Stage under Estle's direction on Tuesday, January 31, following previews from January 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

Rufus Hound to Host Star-Studded Musical Theatre Lineup at Charity Christmas Concert in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Actor's Church in Covent Garden will more than live up to its name on the Sunday before Christmas as a stellar lineup of twelve musical theatre actors will perform in aid of Children with Cancer UK at a special Christmas concert, accompanied by the students of the Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sydney Regional Awards Update - Jack Dawson, Geoffrey Rush Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Award-Winning Holiday Favorite IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Presented at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tacoma Little Theatre's MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, Tacoma Little Theatre brings to life the classic story of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, directed by Maria Valenzuela. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Scoop: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' on ABC - Thursday, December 1, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 1, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: WILLY WONKA at Des Moines Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the musical, "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka," Dec. 2-18, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, with the orchestra sponsored by Ramsey Automotive. Flying Effects are provided by D2 Flying Effects. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Opens November 30 at Mile Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Transforming its new theatre space into a 1940's radio studio, the audience is transported to the golden age of radio, as cast members from radio station WMST perform Frank Capra's classic holiday tale of individualism, optimism and community. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Sale Next Week at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Playhouse Square has announced Cleveland engagements of Rodgers + Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Summer 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster & Company Celebrate Opening Night of SWEET CHARITY!
by Walter McBride - Nov 21, 2016

The New Group's SWEET CHARITY opened just last night, November 20, at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, where it plays through January 8. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

'Love Me Tinder - Violet Online Rebooted' at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Will you be swiping right or left this festive season? (more...)

Review Roundup: SWEET CHARITY Starring Sutton Foster Opens Off-Broadway — All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 20, 2016

The New Group's SWEET CHARITY opened tonight at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, and has been extended again through January 8, and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews! (more...)

Centenary Stage's Young Performers Workshop to Present Winter Festival of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present WILLY WONKA This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the musical, 'Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka,' Dec. 2-18, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tacoma Little Theatre Presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, Tacoma Little Theatre brings to life the classic story of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, directed by Maria Valenzuela. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Feel the Rhythm of Life with Highlights from Sutton Foster- Led SWEET CHARITY!
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2016

The New Group's SWEET CHARITY opens on Sunday, November 20, at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, and has been extended again through January 8. Below, check out highlights of the cast in action! (more...)

VIDEO: Hey Violet Performs 'Guys My Age' on LATE LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, music guest Hey Violet performed 'Guys My Age' for the live studio audience. (more...)

THE BABYLON LINE Author, Director to Continue Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and theatergoers, continues on Thursday, December 1 at 6pm, with THE BABYLON LINE author Richard Greenberg and director Terry Kinney. They will be interviewed by LCT Dramaturg Anne Cattaneo. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories." (more...)

VIDEO: Official Trailer for Netflix's LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Is Here!
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Avert your eyes from the tragic and horrible sight of the official trailer for LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. Watch it below! (more...)

Young Broadway Actress Named 2016 Hasbro Community Action Hero; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, and generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, today announced that ten outstanding youth were named Hasbro Community Action Heroes. (more...)

Will Sutton Foster SWEET CHARITY Make the Leap to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The New York Post has reported that producer Kevin McCollum has the rights to transfer off-Broadway's hottest ticket, Leigh Silverman's prodcution of 'Sweet Charity' led by Tony winner, Sutton Foster, to Broadway. (more...)

R&B Star Monifah Joins Broadway Vet Virginia Woodruff in FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the Everyday Diva
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Today, Tmapp, in association with CBO Entertainment, announced an Equity Showcase presentation of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva,' scheduled for 12 performances only, Monday through Saturday, December 5 - 17, 2016 at The Poet's Den Theatre, 309 East 108th Street, in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Sutton Foster & Christian Borle in Netflix's GILMORE GIRLS Reboot
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 16, 2016

Today, Variety has shared a first look at Netflix's highly-anticipated GILMORE GIRLS reboot, airing later this month. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Apollo Launches Holiday Show- THE FIRST NOEL!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 16, 2016

The Apollo Theater will soon present The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. Following its world premiere in 2015 on the Theater's soundstage, the Harlem-based holiday musical makes an unprecedented move to the Apollo's mainstage this year, as part of the institution's "Holidays at the Apollo" programming. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Stephen F. Schmidt
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 16, 2016

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Chita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a successful first season, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2016-17 lineup for Broadway Up Close, hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky. Formerly known as the Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, the Broadway Up Close concert series will consist of four performances featuring renowned actors from the stage and screen. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present CINDERELLA: AFTER EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

They're back! Cinderella, the stepsisters, and more return to the stage for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical Cinderella: After Ever After, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with lyrics by David Kisor and music by Fitz Patton. (more...)

Hawthorne, Twain, Henry and More Featured in East Lynne Theater's YULETIDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Typical this time of year, East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth, after plowing through dozens of stories, selects a few to present for the holidays in storytelling fashion. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)

Photo Flash: There's Nothing Better Than This- First Look at Sutton Foster & Company in SWEET CHARITY!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The New Group just announced that SWEET CHARITY has been extended again through January 8. Below, check out photos of the cast in action! (more...)

The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Arrive at Fox Cities P.A.C. Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The hills are alive! Tickets are on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production runs Dec. 13-18 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Stage Play Brings Classic Frank Capra movie to Life!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

South Bend Civic Theatre will present It's a Wonderful Life for the holidays, opening Friday, December 2 and running four weekends, ending Friday, December 23. (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Comes to Life On Garden Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce the faithful stage adaptation of the classic animated television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, showing December 2 - 18, 2016. The presenting sponsor for A Charlie Brown Christmas is Florida Hospital Winter Garden. The media sponsor is Observer Media Group. A Charlie Brown Christmas is also sponsored in part by promotional sponsors Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories" for 8 performances only. (more...)


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Mile Square Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. (more...)

THE BABYLON LINE Begins Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater presents Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). The production, directed by Terry Kinney, features Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser, and Frank Wood, and begins performances tonight, November 10. Opening night is Monday, December 5. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Sutton Foster Will Return to Ball State to Helm SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Fiona is back! Tony-winning stage and screen star Sutton Foster will return to Ball State University, where she holds an honorary doctorate, to co-direct the SHREK THE MUSICAL for the Department of Theatre and Dance this season. (more...)

BabyNames.com Announces Top Baby Names of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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2016 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Regional Awards Update - Ben Tajnai, Nick Haubner Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Levi Kreis to Bring HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Oak Ridge Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The 2nd Annual 'Home For The Holidays' Tour will be hosted by The Oak Ridge Playhouse for two nights only. (more...)

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