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MUSIC AT THE ODYSSEY to Celebrate Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim & Nina Simone Photo MUSIC AT THE ODYSSEY to Celebrate Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim & Nina Simone
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Bass player John Snow will return to curate, music direct and emcee Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’s live Music at the Odyssey series this summer with celebrations honoring Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim and Nina Simone.

NAATCO's QUEEN by Madhuri Shekar Begins Performances Tonight at Long Wharf Theatre Photo NAATCO's QUEEN by Madhuri Shekar Begins Performances Tonight at Long Wharf Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

NAATCO's inaugural production of the NAATCO National Partnership Project: Queen, written by playwright and screenwriter Madhuri Shekar (House of Joy) and directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar, will being performances tonight, May 17th at Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive, New Haven).

VIDEO: First Look At TAMBO & BONES At The Kirk Douglas Theatre Photo VIDEO: First Look At TAMBO & BONES At The Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Alan Henry - May 17, 2022

The World premiere production of Dave Harris' new work, 'Tambo & Bones,' is now on stage in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre and continues through May 29. A co-production with Playwrights Horizons, this explosive new work from one of the country's fastest rising playwrights will be directed by Taylor Reynolds.

American Theater Group Honors Christine Ebersole at June Gala Photo American Theater Group Honors Christine Ebersole at June Gala
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The American Theater Group (ATG), Somerset County’s professional, regional theater company celebrating its tenth season, will honor two-time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole at its annual Gala on Sunday, June 26th, at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center in Basking Ridge, NJ. 

WISH YOU WERE HERE Announces Second Extension at Playwrights Horizons Photo WISH YOU WERE HERE Announces Second Extension at Playwrights Horizons
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Playwrights Horizons today announced an additional one-week extension of Sanaz Toossi’s Wish You Were Here, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, to June 5.

TFANA's Production of WEDDING BAND Starring Brittany Bradford, Thomas Sadoski & More  Photo TFANA's Production of WEDDING BAND Starring Brittany Bradford, Thomas Sadoski & More Has Been Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

TFANA has extended¬†the run of¬†Alice Childress‚Äôs¬†Wedding Band, directed by¬†Awoye Timpo, to May 22. (The production, which began previews April 28‚ÄĒpostponed from an original date of April 23 due to two COVID-19 cases‚ÄĒwas formerly set to close May 15).

American Theater Group Accepting Applications for PlayLab BIPOC Playwriting Program
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

 The American Theater Group (ATG), Somerset County’s professional, regional theater company celebrating its 10th season, has announced it is accepting applications for its PlayLab playwriting program. The application deadline is Fri. June 10th, 2022.

City Theatre's SUMMER SHORTS Returns! for 25th Anniversary Photo City Theatre's SUMMER SHORTS Returns! for 25th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present the 25th Silver Anniversary season of SUMMER SHORTS, featuring a program of new short comedies, dramas and mini-musicals as well as fresh revivals of past Festival favorites written by the country's best playwrights.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, HARMONY & More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO, HARMONY & More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 5, 2022

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season. 

TAMBO & BONES Opens May 8 At The Kirk Douglas Theatre Photo TAMBO & BONES Opens May 8 At The Kirk Douglas Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2022

The World premiere production of Dave Harris' new work, ‚ÄúTambo & Bones,‚ÄĚ opens in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. and continues through May 29. A co-production with Playwrights Horizons, this explosive new work from one of the country's fastest rising playwrights will be directed by Taylor Reynolds.

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VIDEO: First Look At TAMBO & BONES At The Kirk Douglas Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look At TAMBO & BONES At The Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Alan Henry - May 17, 2022

The World premiere production of Dave Harris' new work, 'Tambo & Bones,' is now on stage in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre and continues through May 29. A co-production with Playwrights Horizons, this explosive new work from one of the country's fastest rising playwrights will be directed by Taylor Reynolds.

VIDEO: Cast and Creative of Barrington Stage's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Talk Bringing The  VideoVIDEO: Cast and Creative of Barrington Stage's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Talk Bringing The Show To The Berkshires
by Alan Henry - Oct 2, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. Previews for The Glass Menagerie begin October 3, with an official opening on October 7 and performances through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).

BWW TV: Second Stage Friends and Family Gather to Christen the New Hayes Theater! VideoBWW TV: Second Stage Friends and Family Gather to Christen the New Hayes Theater!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2018

This morning, Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:00am, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) hosted the official lighting ceremony for its new Broadway home, The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). Designed by David Rockwell of Rockwell Group, this landmarked, newly renovated venue has become, under Second Stage's ownership, the first Broadway theater dedicated exclusively to living American Playwrights.

VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Created and directed by RAndy Johnson, who wrote and directed the hit Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin, with book by Cheryl West (Play On!). Click below for a sneak preview at the talented ensemble!

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Explains Why Stephen Sondheim is a Genius and Presents Him the Master Storyteller Award!
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

The City of Philadelphia declared June 1st, Stephen Sondheim Day, when the legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim was presented Arden Theatre Company inaugural Master Storyteller Award. Below, watch as fellow composer Jason Robert Brown presents the award to him!

VIDEO: First Look - NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR's 'Singing in the Rain' Number
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2015

USA Today went backstage at New York's Radio City Music Hall where NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR is now playing to chat with some of the Rockettes and co-stars about performing the 'Singing in the Rain' dance number as 500 gallons of simulated rain pours down on them!

Check Out American Theater Group's MARRY HARRY, 4/23-5/11
by Courtnie Mele - Apr 12, 2014

This spring, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater, will present a new musical, Marry Harry, from April 23 - May 11th. Check out a hilarious clip of two of the actors here.

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim Talks SWEENEY, Songwriting & More on PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2013

Master composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim appeared on this evening's new edition of PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND. Sondheim's interview with PBS' chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society Jeffrey Brown, featured his thoughts on SWEENEY TODD, songwriting, and a BroadwayWorld mention! Check out his entire appearance below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Stephen Sondheim on PBS NEWSHOUR, Set to Air 9/8
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2013

Master composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will appear on September 8th on the new edition of PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND. Below, check out a new sneak peek at Sondheim's interview with PBS' chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society Jeffrey Brown!

STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Luis Valdez
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group! This week Luis Valdez shares pivotal moments in his theatre career and why the arts matter to him!