BWW's On This Day - November 24, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 24, 2015
by - Nov 24, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: THE DUMBWAITER Still Powerful Theatre after Fifty Eight YearsBWW Review: THE DUMBWAITER Still Powerful Theatre after Fifty Eight Years
by Frank Benge - Nov 23, 2015

THE DUMBWAITER, by Harold Pinter, is a one act play written in 1957. Almost 60 years on, it still has a lot to say about our need to assert our individuality while seeking meaning. It still manages to make a profound statement about the human condition. The title refers not only to the food lift that delivers orders to the two hit-men, Ben (Ken Webster) and Gus (Jason Phelps), but also refers to Gus, who doesn't know that he is waiting to be the victim, and possibly even to Ben, whose blind obedience to higher authority eventually causes him to be confronted with having to eliminate his partner. (more...)

New Yiddish Rep to Stage 'GODOT' & LAND OF FIRE at Theater for the New CityNew Yiddish Rep to Stage 'GODOT' & LAND OF FIRE at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Two plays about the epic conflict of faith, hope and despair - one existential and one disturbingly real and circumstantial - will be seen in tandem at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, in December. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres to Celebrate #Lovetheatreday with New FilmSheffield Theatres to Celebrate #Lovetheatreday with New Film
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Sheffield Theatres, the largest theatre complex outside of London, celebrates #lovetheatreday by releasing a new short film (http://bit.ly/SheffieldTheatresFilm2015) reflecting on the company's work - not just on stage, but within the local community, and across the UK. (more...)

BWW Review: Existential AGE OF MAN at EnsembleBWW Review: Existential AGE OF MAN at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Nov 17, 2015

Sam Shepard, the author of AGES OF THE MOON, now on stage at Ensemble Theatre, is noted for writing plays that are frank and often absurd. His language choice is gritty, the setting is the American west, and his characters usually self-destruct. He sometimes includes in his stage directions the requirement that part of the set is to be demolished, much like the lives of the people about whom he writes. The actions of the actors carry out these destructions. AGES OF THE MOON is no exception. (more...)

Bill Irwin to Host (Un)Silent Film NightBill Irwin to Host (Un)Silent Film Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to welcome the public for the second edition of its new (Un)Silent Film Night series, in which the College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra, under the baton ofGary Fagin, will perform contemporary composer Carl Davis' score to Harold Lloyd's classic silent film Speedy (1928). Celebrated actor and comedian Bill Irwin will host the event, a follow-up to the April 2015 debut of (Un)SilentFilm Night, which was hosted by Matthew Broderick and drew a capacity crowd to the 400-plus-seat Tishman Auditorium at University Center. (more...)

Director Cassey Kivnick Named Mike Ockrent Fellowship RecipientDirector Cassey Kivnick Named Mike Ockrent Fellowship Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Director Cassey Kivnick has been chosen as the 2015-2016 Mike Ockrent Fellow on Jerry Mitchell's Gotta Dance. Ms. Kivnick's fellowship will last the entire length of the production process, with pre-production and rehearsals on Gotta Dance beginning in November 2015 and continuing on until the spring 2016 premiere on Broadway.  Ms. Kivnick will receive a $5000 award. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Pre-Sale Now Underway at Stratford FestivalSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Pre-Sale Now Underway at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Tickets to the Stratford Festival's North American premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE are now on pre-sale. (more...)

Court Theatre Announces Casting for SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF, Community-wide Louis Armstrong FestivalCourt Theatre Announces Casting for SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF, Community-wide Louis Armstrong Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Midwest Premier of Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf, directed by Charles Newell. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAPSheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting for Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

Snapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOASTSnapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Snapdragon Productions today announces the full cast for the UK tour of their acclaimed revival of Toast by Richard Bean.  Accompanying Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall are Will Barton, Steve Nicolson, Matt Sutton and John Wark, all reprising their roles from the 2014 Park Theatre run. Kieran Knowles is the sole new cast member who joins the company in the role of Dezzie. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT to Play White Box Live Arts, 3/25-4/10WAITING FOR GODOT to Play White Box Live Arts, 3/25-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The waiting is over! After 16 years of waiting in the wings, Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece Waiting for Godot returns to San Diego stages with the fruitlessmoon theatreworks 2016 production at White Box Live Arts. Godot was presented at the Lyceum Theatre in 2000 and produced by The Renaissance Theatre Company. (more...)

Signal Ensemble Theatre's Final Production THE CONSULTANT Begins This MonthSignal Ensemble Theatre's Final Production THE CONSULTANT Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of The Consultant by Heidi Schreck and directed by Signal Ensemble Theater Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., January 21 - February 20, 2016.  After 13 seasons of  presenting, The Consultant marks the final production for Signal Ensemble Theatre. There will be one preview Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Opening/Press night is Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (No performance Sunday, Feb. 7) Ticket prices are $23 for single tickets, $15 for industry/students/seniors/groups and $12 for previews. Tickets may be purchased by calling 773.698.7389 or by visiting www.signalensemble.com.  NOTE: There is no Sunday, February 7 performance and there will be an industry Night performance Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Court Theatre Announces Cast of SATCHMO AT THE WALDORFCourt Theatre Announces Cast of SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Court's production of Satchmo will be part of a community-wide Louis Armstrong Festival, happening in partnership with The Beverly Arts Center, The Logan Center at the University of Chicago, The Promontory, South Shore Jazz Coalition, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Louis Armstrong Archives at Queens College New York. This community-wide festival will help audiences deepen their understanding of Armstrong's life through musical performances, historical exhibits, symposium, talk-backs and film. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among NomineesCarol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Broadway veterans and theater stars abounded in this year's esteemed list of nominations. In film, the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role included Bryan Cranston for TRUMBO, Michael Fassbender for STEVE JOBS and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne for THE DANISH GIRL. (more...)

LATE NIGHT CATECHISM Series Returning to City TheatreLATE NIGHT CATECHISM Series Returning to City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?This year, City Theatre hopes you are not planning to give up laughter for Lent. Kimberly Richards returns as the unforgettable Sister in Maripat Donovan's spring edition of the Late Nite Catechism series: Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? This limited-engagement, Pittsburgh premiere City Event is more fun than an egg hunt and more ham than Easter dinner, running February 17-March 13, in the Lester Hamburg Studio. (more...)

BAD JEWS Returning to Melbourne in April 2016BAD JEWS Returning to Melbourne in April 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?After a sellout Melbourne season last year, Aleksandar Vass and Vass Theatre Group along with Alex Theatre St Kilda are excited to announce the return of Broadway and West End hit Bad Jews to the Alex Theatre, St Kilda. Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed, all-Australian production, Bad Jews returns from 27 April for a strictly limited season prior to commencing a National Tour to Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketek. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare Presents Euripides' MEDEA, Feb. 17 - March 6 at the Long CenterAustin Shakespeare Presents Euripides' MEDEA, Feb. 17 - March 6 at the Long Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Greek tragedy Medea by the irreverent Euripides slashes across the stage with the revenge of a woman scorned, starring nationally-acclaimed classical actress, Franchelle Stewart Dorn in the title role. The production runs at the Long Center for the Performing Arts (701 W. Riverside Drive), February 17-March 6, 2016 and is presented by Austin Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 27, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 27, 2016
by - Jan 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Court Theatre Extends SATCHMO AT THE WALDORFCourt Theatre Extends SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces an extension to its critically-acclaimed production of Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf, directed by Charles Newell and featuring Barry Shabaka Henley. Satchmo at the Waldorf now runs through February 14, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Tickets can be purchased online at www.courttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTYLondon Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/16- WAITING FOR GODOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/21/16- WAITING FOR GODOT
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2016

Today in 1957 Waiting for Godot opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 6 performances. An absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, it revolves around two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Godot to arrive. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play's premiere. Since its US premiere in 1956, several notable revivals have been produced, including the 1988 production featuring Robin Williams and Steve Martin, and the 2009 revival starring Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Artist Ken Fallin Remembers Brian Bedford with PortraitPhoto Flash Exclusive: Artist Ken Fallin Remembers Brian Bedford with Portrait
by Ken Fallin - Jan 14, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, seven-time Tony Award nominee and winner for Broadway's THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES Brian Bedford passed away today, January 13. He was 80 years old. In memory, BWW brings you an exclusive look back at artist Ken Fallin's illustration of Bedford in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast AnnouncedAMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Tony Winner, Voice of Disney's ROBIN HOOD Brian Bedford Passes Away at 80Tony Winner, Voice of Disney's ROBIN HOOD Brian Bedford Passes Away at 80
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that seven-time Tony Award nominee and winner for Broadway's THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES Brian Bedford passed away today, January 13, 2016. He was 80. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Brian BedfordPhoto Coverage: Remembering Brian Bedford
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, seven-time Tony Award nominee and winner for Broadway's THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES Brian Bedford passed away today, January 13. He was 80 years old. (more...)

iLLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Wins NYMF Developmental Reading Series; Picked for 2016 Next Link ProjectiLLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Wins NYMF Developmental Reading Series; Picked for 2016 Next Link Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical won the 2015 Award for Excellence for the NYMF Developmental Reading Series. Even more recently, iLLA was announced as the first 2016 Next Link Project for NYMF 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre's MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREETPhoto Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre's MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

A family comedy by the playwright of Over the Tavern continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET by Tom Dudzick and directed by Pamela Hunt in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from tomorrow, January 12, through February 7. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mother Road Theatre Company to Begin 2016 with CHAPATTIMother Road Theatre Company to Begin 2016 with CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Mother Road Theatre Company, fresh off the sold-out co-production ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914, begins 2016 with a beautiful production of CHAPATTI, starring Joanne Camp and Peter Shea Kierst. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards Winners Announced!2015 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 11, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Miami winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

Mac Cat Theatre Company Presents TONES ON TALES: A NIGHT OF SAMUEL BECKETTMac Cat Theatre Company Presents TONES ON TALES: A NIGHT OF SAMUEL BECKETT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

Mad Cat Theatre Company continues its 16th season with a presentation of Tones on Tales: A Night of Samuel Beckett. The evening will include three pieces by Beckett: Not I, Eh Joe and Footfalls. (more...)

Cast of CORRESPONDENCE at the Old Red Lion SetCast of CORRESPONDENCE at the Old Red Lion Set
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Robyn Keynes and Emma O'Mara are proud to announce the cast of Correspondence, a powerful new drama written by Lucinda Burnett and directed by Blythe Stewart. Correspondence is a bittersweet story of fledgling friendships and mental health set between Stockport and Syria on the brink of the Arab Spring, and plays at the Old Red Lion Theatre in March/April 2016. This production will coincide with the 5th Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE WEDGE HORSE opens off-Broadway and SIDE SHOW stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner reunite in concert this evening! (more...)

Josette Simon Joins Mel Giedroyc in UK Premiere of LUCE at Southwark PlayhouseJosette Simon Joins Mel Giedroyc in UK Premiere of LUCE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Josette Simon joins the previously announced Mel Giedroyc to lead the cast of the UK premiere of JC Lee's play LUCE, which will run at London's Southwark Playhouse from 9 March to 2 April 2016, with a Press Night on Friday 11 March 2016. (more...)

Druid Sets 2016 ProgrammeDruid Sets 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

With the curtain about to go up this evening on Druid's much-loved production of Big Maggie at The Gaiety Theatre, the company announced an exciting programme of work for 2016. Following their recent national and international success with DruidShakespeare (nominated in 10 categories in the forthcoming Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), the multi Tony Award-winning company revealed an impressive slate of work, cementing their place as Ireland's premier independent touring theatre company at home and on the world stage: (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams and Katherine Manley, actor Mikel Murfi, and an ensemble of New York's finest contemporary players, conducted alternately by André de Ridder and Alan Pierson, will deliver this “searingly powerful new chamber work” (The Guardian). Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and co-presented withPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now andIrish Arts Center, The Last Hotel comes to New York after tremendously acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Opera House in London. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus CenterTickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert TonightNathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

Geva's 43rd Season to Continue with MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREETGeva's 43rd Season to Continue with MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

A family comedy by the playwright of Over the Tavern continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzick and directed by Pamela Hunt in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from January 12 through February 7. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Miami Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. 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...)

Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSESkylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE Written by Tony Abatemarco and Directed by Elizabeth Swain Opening Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8pm reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays, 8pm Saturdays, and 3pm Sundays through Feb 28, 2016 The Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Nathan Lane Joins Bel Powley in Film Adaptation of CARRIE PILBYNathan Lane Joins Bel Powley in Film Adaptation of CARRIE PILBY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Stage legend Nathan Lane has signed on for the film adaptation of Caren Lissner's 2003 novel CARRIE PILBY, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full CastBreaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve ConcertNathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

BWW Review: John Mulaney and Nick Kroll Provide a Night of Off-Beat Banter and Tuna-Based Pranks in OH, HELLOBWW Review: John Mulaney and Nick Kroll Provide a Night of Off-Beat Banter and Tuna-Based Pranks in OH, HELLO
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 11, 2015

 Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have brought their morally ambiguous characters of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland to the Cherry Lane Theatre for a limited-run play. These caricatured New York-bred characters' over-the-top observations are just inappropriate enough to sustain laughter for 70 minutes of absurdity. (more...)

BWW Review: Christ and Santa Humanized in FOR CHRISTMAS at West of LeninBWW Review: Christ and Santa Humanized in FOR CHRISTMAS at West of Lenin
by Amelia Reynolds - Dec 11, 2015

I stepped into the West of Lenin Studio, glancing around the room to try and find a place to sit. Unfortunately, all of the cardboard boxes were taken, but I did snag an antique chair not unlike the one my mom brought up from our old basement anytime we had more than ten dinner guests. I was one of fifteen audience members, some of whom were seated on the floor, sipping wine out of opaque cups; others glancing around, trying to, like me, figure out how this production would unfold in such a tiny room. The two loud men outside the doors who I thought were being rude, clunking about doing something laborious and inconsiderate, where in fact the two main characters of 'For Christmas,' trying to get a couch up the stairs and into, what I soon realized was Jesus Christ's studio apartment. The show simply began. (more...)

BWW Review:  DROPPED Is A Thought Provoking Look at Women On The Frontline Of Modern Warfare.BWW Review: DROPPED Is A Thought Provoking Look at Women On The Frontline Of Modern Warfare.
by Jade Kops - Dec 10, 2015

Katy Warner's DROPPED is a complex and comic two hander that contemplates the position of women on the frontline of contemporary war. (more...)

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