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Photo Blast from the Past: F. Murray Abraham
by Walter McBride - Apr 15, 2014

Today, we're featuring F. Murray Abraham circa 1982. Abraham has focused on stage work throughout his career, giving notable performances as Pozzo in Mike Nichols's production of Waiting for Godot, Malvolio in Twelfth Night for the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice for the Off Broadway Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) in March 2007, which was performed at the Duke Theatre in New York and also at The Swan Theatre, part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He reprised this role in February 2011, when he replaced Al Pacino in the Public Theater's production. In the 1997/98 Broadway season he starred in the new chamber musical Triumph of Love opposite Betty Buckley, based on Marivaux's classic comedy. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at The Old Globe's TIME AND THE CONWAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The Old Globe presents a revival of J.B. Priestley's period classic Time and the Conways. Directed by Rebecca Taichman, Time and the Conways runs now through May 4, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run through tonight, April 2. Opening night is tomorrow, April 3, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Old Globe's TIME AND THE CONWAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Old Globe presents a revival of J.B. Priestley's period classic Time and the Conways. Directed by Rebecca Taichman, Time and the Conways will run March 29 - May 4, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 29 - April 2. Opening night is Thursday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. Get a first look at the cast below! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's ROUGH CROSSING Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents Tom Stoppard's hysterical farce ROUGH CROSSING opening Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m. and running through March 2, 2014. Directed by Jeff Award nominee and First Folio Theatre favorite Alison C. Vesely, ROUGH CROSSING is a musical romp on the high seas. Jeff Award winner Christopher Kriz ("The Turn of the Screw") will be composing three new jazz songs to Stoppard's original lyrics. (more...)


BWW Photo Special: Remembering Phillip Seymour Hoffman
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from suspected drug overdose on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. Beloved by audiences, and colleagues, we are sad to bring you more photos from throughout his career. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's ROUGH CROSSING, Performances Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

First Folio Theatre presents Tom Stoppard's hysterical farce ROUGH CROSSING previewing tonight, January 29, opening Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m., and running through March 2, 2014. Directed by Jeff Award nominee and First Folio Theatre favorite Alison C. Vesely, ROUGH CROSSING is a musical romp on the high seas. Jeff Award winner Christopher Kriz ('The Turn of the Screw') will be composing three new jazz songs to Stoppard's original lyrics. Check out a first look below! (more...)


Photo Coverage: New 'Granny' Annie Potts Takes First Bow in PIPPIN!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jan 22, 2014

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ('Designing Women,' God of Carnage) just assumed the role of 'Berthe' in the production yesterday, January 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld was there for her first official curtain call and you can check out photos below! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Potts in PIPPIN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ('Designing Women,' God of Carnage) will assume the role of 'Berthe' in the production beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and we've got a first look at her in the show! (more...)


Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of BRONX BOMBERS
by Meet the Cast - Jan 19, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)


Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's MACHINAL
by Meet the Cast - Jan 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20, 2013 ahead of an official opening on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)


Photo Flash: Remembering Peter O'Toole
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, legendary actor and 8-time Academy Award nominee Peter O'Toole has died on December 14 in London at the age of 81. Last year, O'Toole announced that his lustrous stage and screen career would be coming to an end with his retirement. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the legendary actor. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. Embraced by audiences as one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, The Merry Wives of Windsor is an energetic romp with the lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff, performed by Scott Jaeck, as he charms and conspires against the townspeople of Windsor, only to be outsmarted by Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, performed by Kelli Fox and Heidi Kettenring. Chicago Shakespeare's production will transport audiences to post-war England in the late 1940s with a soundtrack of spirited dance music. The Merry Wives of Windsor will run in CST's Courtyard Theater now through January 19, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


In the Spotlight Series: WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN'S LAND's Patrick Stewart
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2013

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star with Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT directed by Sean Mathias. This limited engagement repertory season is now playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) where it will run through March 2 only. For performance schedule and more information, visitTwoPlaysInRep.com. Below you can check out photos of Stewart in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)


Photo Coverage: Get a Sizzling First Look at IF/THEN on Stage with Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, James Snyder & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 24, 2013

If/Then opens tonight in Washington, D.C. at The National Theatre and we're thrilled to present a first look at the first sizzling hot production photos from the brand-new, world premiere musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creative team behind Next To Normal, Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), Michael Greif (director) and Larry Keigwin (choeographer). Next stop = Broadway and we can't wait! (more...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at The Met's THE MAGIC FLUTE, Directed by Julie Taymor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

English conductor Jane Glover will make her Met debut on December 16 leading the company's holiday presentation, an abridged, English-language production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, directed by Julie Taymor. The 100-minute version of Taymor's popular staging of the opera will star Alek Shrader as the brave prince Tamino; Heidi Stober as Pamina, the princess he must rescue; Eric Owens as the mysterious Sarastro; Shenyang as the Speaker; and Nathan Gunn as the hapless bird-catcher Papageno. Albina Shagimuratova and Kathryn Lewek will alternate in the role of Pamina's vindictive mother, the Queen of the Night. The Magic Flute launched the recent Met tradition of presenting a family-oriented production each holiday season, with sharply discounted tickets and two special weekday matinee performances. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fourth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's HAMLET presented in rotating repertory with Goldmsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, directed by Alexander Burns. Quintessence's celebrated full throttle actor and text driven approach to the classics will be further enhanced by an Elizabethan Courtyard style staging, complete with groundlings, and a fast and furious two hour abridgement of HAMLET. HAMLET began previews on Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm and opened on Saturday, October 12. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER will begin previews on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at HAMLET below! (more...)


Photo Coverage: Cast of Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 9, 2013

Primary Stages presents the World Premiere of Bronx Bombers, written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). The production opened last night, Tuesday, October 8, and features Francois Battiste (Broadway's Magic/ Bird) as Reggie Jackson and Elston Howard,Chris Henry Coffey (Off-Broadway's Water by the Spoonful) as Joe DiMaggio,Bill Dawes(Broadway's Lombardi) as Mickey Mantle/Thurman Munson,Christopher Jackson(Broadway's In the Heights, Memphis) asDerek Jeter, Wendy Makkena (Broadway's Side Man) as Carmen Berra, Keith Nobbs (Broadway's Lombardi) as Billy Martin, Richard Topol (Broadway'sThe Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice) as Yogi Berra, John Wernke (Broadway's The Lyons) as Lou Gehrig, and C.J. Wilson (Happy Now? at Primary Stages, Broadway's The Big Knife,Glengarry Glen Ross) as Babe Ruth. Bronx Bombers runs through October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. Check out a look back at the opening night festivities below! (more...)


Photo Flash: CINDERELLA & THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Receive Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Actors' Equity Association ('AEA' or Equity) today named CINDERELLA and THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL as co-recipients of the 'Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway' Award for the 2012-13 theatrical season. Presented by Equity's Eastern Region Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEO), the award honors shows that exemplify and promote the union's founding principles of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all who work in the theatre. Scroll down for photos! (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Topol, Christopher Jackson, John Wernke and More in Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Primary Stages presents the World Premiere of Bronx Bombers, written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). Opening night is October 8 at 7pm. Bronx Bombers runs through October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Get a first look at the cast below! (more...)