Brandon Victor Dixon, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus and Karen Olivo as Penelope. (more...)

From Tragedy to Triumph, Storied Birrell Family Home Set for Auction...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

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Cast Announced for RADAR 2015 at the Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Tim Crouch, Paul Hunter and Hattie Morahan will each appear in acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's one-person show Blank as part of RADAR, the Bush Theatre's annual festival of new writing. The show's UK premiere will feature a different performer reading a sealed script every night. Paul Hunter will appear on 19th November, Tim Crouch on 20th November, and Hattie Morahan on 21st November. (more...)

The Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the critically acclaimed FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be released later this season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/6/2015 - ALLEGIANCE Opens, JERSEY BOYS Hits 10 Years and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 6, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: ALLEGIANCE brings George Takei to Broadway, JERSEY BOYS hits a milestone and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/6/15- Michael Cerveris
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2015

Happy Birthday Michael Cerveris! Cerveris, who recently played 'Juan Peron' in Evita, has also appeared on Broadway in In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Cymbeline, LoveMusik, Sweeney Todd, Children And Art, Passion, Assassins, Titanic and The Who's Tommy. His Off-Broadway credits include Road Show, King Lear, an oak tree, The Apple Tree, Wintertime, Fifth of July, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Blood Sports and Total Eclipse. Cerveris has also performed in regional productions of Anyone Can Whistle, Spring Awakening, Sunday in the Park with George, Chess and more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/6- Michael Cerveris
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Michael Cerveris! Cerveris, who recently played 'Juan Peron' in Evita, has also appeared on Broadway in In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Cymbeline, LoveMusik, Sweeney Todd, Children And Art, Passion, Assassins, Titanic and The Who's Tommy. His Off-Broadway credits include Road Show, King Lear, an oak tree, The Apple Tree, Wintertime, Fifth of July, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Blood Sports and Total Eclipse. Cerveris has also performed in regional productions of Anyone Can Whistle, Spring Awakening, Sunday in the Park with George, Chess and more. (more...)

Peter Pan Theatre Announces Participants for Mentorship with Tim Crouch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Pan Pan Theatre has announced the participants for its third International Mentorship & Bursary programme. The participants are: Amy Conroy, Paul Curley, Kate Heffernan, Hilary O'Shaughnessy and Martin Sharry. Internationally acclaimed theatre maker, writer and performer Tim Crouch, will work as a mentor with these artists, developing early-stage ideas for performance projects. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Old Globe's DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

The Old Globe's prodution of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! opened on Nov. 21 at the Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

Gorilla Theater to Present Holiday Benefit Cabaret DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, Starring Katherine Michelle Tanner, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Gorilla Theater to present holiday benefit cabaret, DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, to benefit Gorilla Theater and Unity of Tampa Friday, December 6, 8pm. Join award winning actress Katherine Michelle Tanner and award winning pianist Viktor Nikolov as they share the sounds of the holidays in Dreaming of a White Christmas. Audiences are warmed with classics they know and taken on an icy journey through winter with new music that ignites the spirit within. Love and joy are sure to be stirred in this wonderful family friendly event. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Debuts by Evelyn Sullivan, Erin McCracken; Comebacks by Eve Eaton, Rob Sutton Are Standouts at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - May 6, 2015

Four recent shows at Don't Tell Mama featured performers either making their debuts on the New York cabaret scene (Evelyn Sullivan and Erin McCracken) or who returned this spring in hopeful anticipation of sharing their artistic vision with audiences (Rob Sutton and Eve Eaton). They no doubt experienced the usual anxiety, trials and tribulations before ultimately taking the stage. And they've come out on the other side relatively unscathed.  (more...)

Ride On Theatre Opens THE BLIND DATE PROJECT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Andrew Carlberg, in association with Ride on Theatre, presents an immersive, all new theatrical experience, The Blind Date Project, created by Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter and directed by Scott Rodgers (in rotation with Tanya Goldberg and Mark Winter). Coming straight from sell out seasons around Australia, The Blind Date Project will open tonight, May 28 at 8pm and be an ongoing Wednesday night event at the Three Clubs 1123 N. Vine St. (at Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood. (more...)

Ride On Theatre Presents THE BLIND DATE PROJECT; Opens 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Andrew Carlberg, in association with Ride on Theatre, presents an immersive, all new theatrical experience, The Blind Date Project, created by Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter and directed by Scott Rodgers (in rotation with Tanya Goldberg and Mark Winter). Coming straight from sell out seasons around Australia, The Blind Date Project will open on Wednesday, May 28 at 8pm and be an ongoing Wednesday night event at the Three Clubs 1123 N. Vine St. (at Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood. (more...)

Shoreditch Town Hall Sets 2016 Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

With Shoreditch Town Hall preparing for next month's UK premiere of Andrew Schneider's highly acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, the venue today announces an eclectic autumn season of high quality, cutting edge theatre, performance, music and comedy. (more...)

Raul Castillo & John Judd to Join Sandra Oh in Victory Gardens' DEATH AND THE MAIDEN this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 2013-2014 season with Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden runs June 13 - July 13, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Tickets to Death and the Maiden go on sale to the public at noon on May 2, 2014. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/4; 1984 at A.R.T., BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in LA. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 4, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature the top 10 stories in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more. Check out featured list, which includes 1984 at American Repertory Theater, MARY POPPINS in Chicago, and 3-D Theatricals' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, just to name a few. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host CONTRACTING FOR OFF BROADWAY PROJECTS Seminar, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, March 30th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Angela Lansbury Triumphs in Heavenly BLITHE SPIRIT
by Jeffrey Walker - Mar 20, 2015

Angela Lansbury has swooped into Washington in Noel Coward's sparkling comedy BLITHE SPIRIT and you owe it to yourself to see it. The production is an embarrassment of riches, with a stellar cast and expert direction by Michael Blakemore. (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre Present March 2014 TRU Panel, THE NEW NORMAL? Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the January panel The Commercial/Not-for-Profit Collaboration: The New Normal? tonight, March 19, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre to Present March 2014 TRU Panel, THE NEW NORMAL?, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the January panel The Commercial/Not-for-Profit Collaboration: The New Normal? on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

Lehmann Maupin to Present New Billy Childish Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Lehmann Maupin will present an exhibition of new paintings by British artist Billy Childish, his first show in Hong Kong. A prolific artist, musician and poet, Childish is an energetic creative force whose practice is a consistent aspect of his everyday life. (more...)

TRU and Perry Street Theatricals to Present BLOOD AND FIRE in Concert, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and Perry Street Theatricals will present a concert version of the new musical, BLOOD AND FIRE. The show will be presented on Monday, March 16 at 7:00, as part of TRU VOICES -- the 14th Annual Musicals Reading Series. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2015

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: AMAZING GRACE arrives on Broadway, RUTHLESS! returns to NYC and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/23/2015 - Peters Signs 'STELLA & CHARLIE', HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 23, 2015

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: Bernadette Peters signs her new kids book in NYC, HAIRSPRAY dances into The Muny and more! (more...)

TRU & Cate Cammarata to Offer Free Staged reading of SEARCHERS.NET, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), and Cate Cammarata present the final reading in the 2015 TRU Voices Series: searchers.net, a computer dating extravaganzaby T. Cat Ford, on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7pm at the SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. searchers.net features Brad Bellamy, Laurence Cantor, Mark Finley, Melissa Hurst, Les J. N. Mau, and Patricia Randell. (more...)

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, Starring Sandra Oh, Extends Through July 20 at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Victory Gardens Theater adds an additional week of performances to the run of Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden now runs June 13 - July 20, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sandra Oh and More in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 2013-2014 season with Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden runs now through July 13, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. The cast of Death and the Maiden includes Raul Castillo, John Judd and Sandra Oh. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Works by Lucy Alibar, Lauren Yee & More Set for CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2016-2017 season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

55th Dublin Theatre Festival Announces Programme Including 13 World Premieres, 25 September – 12 October
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

The 55th Dublin Theatre Festival will stage 27 world-class productions across 21 different venues in Dublin city and suburbs this September and October. As always the range of work will be eclectic, bold and diverse, offering spectacular, large-scale presentations, intimate performances and theatrical firsts to appeal to both seasoned theatre-goers and first-time audiences alike. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

Broadway's Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock to Lead Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER at the Wallis, Beg. 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The Broadway Cast - led by Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock - will appear in the internationally celebrated Kneehigh production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter, which will have a 43-performance limited engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts February 15 to March 23, 2014 (press opening February 19). Yelland and Sturrock are joined by fellow New York cast members Joe Alessi, Dorothy Atkinson, Damon Daunno, and Annette Laughlin. Musician David Brown appeared in the show in the UK and musician James Gow joins the company for The Wallis engagement. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Stages TRIBES, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company rings in the New Year with the 2012 Drama Desk Award winner Tribes by Nina Raine today, January 24 - February 23 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). (more...)

TRU & Perry Street Theatricals to Present FIRE at 14th Annual Musicals Reading Series, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and Perry Street Theatricals will present a concert version of the new musical, BLOOD AND FIRE. The show will be presented on January 26 at 7:00, as part of TRU VOICES -- the 14th Annual Musicals Reading Series. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/22/2016 - THE HUMANS, HUNCHBACK Album & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 22, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE HUMANS starts previews tomorrow, the HUNCHBACK recording is released and more! (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage TRIBES, 1/24-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company rings in the New Year with the 2012 Drama Desk Award winner Tribes by Nina Raine January 24 - February 23 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Stuart Carden, the ensemble features Robin Abramson, Tad Cooley, Alex Hoeffler, John Judd, Amanda Kearns, and Laurie Klatscher. (more...)

BWW Review: AN OAK TREE Comes to Life While SEAGULLs Bemoan It at the Seattle Fringe Festival
by Jay Irwin - Feb 29, 2016

A play where only half the cast knows the story and a trio of snarky seagulls who are rife with tragedy. These are just a few of the offerings from the 2016 Seattle Fringe Festival performing all over town this weekend and next. Now I wasn't able to catch everything this weekend and next week I'll be bringing you some fantastic goings on in New York but for now I wanted to let you in on the few shows I did see. (more...)

DRUNKEN NIGHTS III Set for George Tavern, 11 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

A triple-bill of theatre, comedy and storytelling - all specifically commissioned for pubs Featuring THEATRE STATE, JASMINE LEE & ROB GREGSONMentored by:Jon Haynes (Ridiculusmus, The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland)Louise Mari (Shunt, Nigel & Louise's Basement Grotto...)A Smith (solo performer, collaborator with Tim Crouch on an oak tree, Adler & Gibb...). (more...)

Anthony LaCuira and More to Join Anna Fishbeyn in SEX IN MOMMYVILLE Reading, 2/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Anna Fishbeyn's Sex in Mommyville directed by David Elliott, will get a staged industry reading on today, February 20 and Friday, February 21 at the Peter J. Sharp Theatre (416 W 42nd St). (more...)

Broadway's Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock Lead Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER at the Wallis, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

The Broadway Cast - led by Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock - will appear in the internationally celebrated Kneehigh production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter, which will have a 43-performance limited engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts today, February 15 to March 23, 2014 (press opening February 19). (more...)

SEX IN MOMMYVILLE Industry Readings Set for 2/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Anna Fishbeyn's Sex in Mommyville directed by David Elliott, will get a staged industry reading on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21 at the Peter J. Sharp Theatre (416 W 42nd St). (more...)

Seattle Fringe Festival Opens 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

For two weekends, in two Seattle neighborhoods, you can see some of the best new work from veteran producers and emerging artists:  from serious drama to family-friendly fare, from burlesque to sketch to dance duets, from highbrow to lowbrow to no-brow-Seattle Fringe Festival has something for everyone. (more...)

Adam Shankman to Direct Peter Dinklage in O'LUCKY DAY Comedy Film
by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

According to Deadline, Adam Shankman has been tapped to helm O'LUCKY DAY, an upcoming comedy movie starring Game of Thrones and stage star Peter Dinklage. (more...)

Gorilla Theater to Present Holiday Benefit Cabaret DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, Starring Katherine Michelle Tanner, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Gorilla Theater to present holiday benefit cabaret, DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, to benefit Gorilla Theater and Unity of Tampa Today, December 6, 8pm. Join award winning actress Katherine Michelle Tanner and award winning pianist Viktor Nikolov as they share the sounds of the holidays in Dreaming of a White Christmas. Audiences are warmed with classics they know and taken on an icy journey through winter with new music that ignites the spirit within. Love and joy are sure to be stirred in this wonderful family friendly event. (more...)

TRU to Host 'How to Develop a Brand New Musical: A TRU Success Story,' 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December panel, How to Develop a Brand New Musical: A TRU Success Story, on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, the event starts at 7:30pm. (more...)

Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT to Open at Barrow Street Theatre Next Spring; David Cromer to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The National Theatre of Great Britain's North American wing (Tim Levy, Producer) in collaboration with Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, and Patrick Daly have announced the North American premiere of playwright Lucy Prebble's award-winning new play The Effect. With direction by David Cromer, the entirely American production of The Effect will open at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue) in March 2016. Additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

New NSTA Kids Books Teach Students Biology
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Five new books encourage elementary school children to enjoy reading about animals' characteristics and protective coloring, seasonal changes in trees, the workings of the food chain and life cycles, and the fun of observing an unusual pet. The books are part of the I Wonder Why series from NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press. Their author is noted science educator Lawrence F. Lowery. Click to tweet about this book. (more...)

The Lowry Set to Present ADLER & GIBB
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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BWW Interviews: Director DAN FISHBACH and Actor/Producer ZACHARY LUTSKY Discuss ASSASSINS
by Don Grigware - Aug 12, 2015

On August 21 Red Blanket Productions will present a rare revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical Assassins at the Pico Playhouse in West LA. Director Dan Fishbach and actor Zachary Lutsky, who plays assassin John Hinckley, recently took time out of their busy schedules to talk about the show. It is particularly relevant this year as we recollect the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. BIOS: (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/3/2015 - Porter on PBS, Hall Leaves HEDWIG, Easter and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 3, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: UNDERLAND begins off-Broadway, Billy Porter brings soul to PBS tonight, Lena Hall plays her final show in HEDWIG, and Easter is upon us! (more...)

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