Photo Flash: First Look At TWELFTH NIGHT At Two River Theater Photo Flash: First Look At TWELFTH NIGHT At Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Two River Theater presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Sara Holdren with original music composed by the band/theater collective The Lobbyists.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Repertory Theatre VIDEO: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Repertory Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of THE PLOT by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler, November 29-December 21, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). THE PLOT opened on Thursday, December 5. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Will Play the Smith Center ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Will Play the Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

The 2018 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical, Once On This Island will play The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas March 10-15, 2020. Tickets starting at $30 go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Rep Photo Flash: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of THE PLOT by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler, November 29-December 21, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5. (more...)

Yale Repertory Theatre to Present The World Premiere of THE PLOT By Will Eno Yale Repertory Theatre to Present The World Premiere of THE PLOT By Will Eno
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of THE PLOT by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler, November 29-December 21, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Launches Stunning National Tour at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Launches Stunning National Tour at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 16, 2019

Visually stunning. Inventively staged. Compellingly acted. Beautifully told. Utterly delightful. Heartrendingly poignant. What more can be said about Once On This Island, the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical which launched its national tour in Nashville last night with a remarkable opening performance before a capacity crowd in Andrew Jackson Hall? The critical raves, audience adulation and awards for the recent Broadway revival of the Caribbean-influenced musical were enough to attract ticket-buyers, to be certain, but the sheer artistry of the production and its amazingly talented cast will be more than enough to propel the company forward on their cross-country tour where, we suspect, the accolades will continue to be bestowed upon the heartfelt and authentic story. (more...)

Tamyra Gray Reflects on Opening the ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tour in Nashville This Week Tamyra Gray Reflects on Opening the ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tour in Nashville This Week
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2019

For audience members who saw Once On This Island during its recent Tony Award-winning revival on Broadway, actress Tamyra Gray has some pointers in regard to the show's national tour, which launches tonight at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center: a?oeThere's a new set-up,a?? she explains. a?oeSince we are no longer in the round, our set has been restructured and it's really, really cool: It's like you've walked into this village and you're watching events unfold.a?? (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Lynn Nottage And More Honored At SALUTE HER Awards In NYC Leslie Uggams, Lynn Nottage And More Honored At SALUTE HER Awards In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019

A powerful gathering of black women of Broadway and New York Theatre was celebrated for their artistry and achievements at the Café Mocha 9th Annual Salute Her Awards, held Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, James Monroe Iglehart And More! VIDEO: First Look At HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, James Monroe Iglehart And More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2019

The Public Theater's Public Works is putting the 'glad' in 'gladiator' with its glorious story of HERCULES! See footage from the show! (more...)

Café Mocha Radio Show's 9th Annual Salute Her Awards To Honor Black Women Of Broadway And New York Theatre Café Mocha Radio Show's 9th Annual Salute Her Awards To Honor Black Women Of Broadway And New York Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

A Who's Who of Broadway and New York Theatre will be celebrated for their artistry and achievements at the nationally syndicated Café Mocha Radio Show's 9th Annual Salute Her Awards presented by Toyota in association with AARP, Luster Pink, American Airlines and WBLS 107.5. The 2019 honorees include Leslie Uggams (Legend Award), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Director's Award), Lynn Nottage (International Playwright Award), Alia Jones-Harvey (Broadway Producer's Award), Dominique Morisseau (Playwright Award), Dr. Indira Etwaroo (Theater Community Award), Cookie Jordan (Woman of Style Award), Linda Stewart (Trailblazer Award). Set for Monday, September 16 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre (524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019), this will be the first time that the Salute Her Awards will honor distinctive women within the glittering world of the New York stage with an incredible array of women! To purchase tickets for the Salute Her Awards, go to HERE, doors open at 7:00 p.m., the awards ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Review Roundup: Public Works' HERCULES in Central Park Review Roundup: Public Works' HERCULES in Central Park
by Review Roundups - Sep 2, 2019

A new stage adaptation of the Disney classic film HERCULES is currently running (for just seven nights!) through September 8th at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Company of HERCULES Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Company of HERCULES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

The company of Public Works' HERCULES is hard at work in rehearsal and we've got an inside peek! (more...)

How Can You Score Tickets to HERCULES in Central Park? Public Theater Announces New Lottery How Can You Score Tickets to HERCULES in Central Park? Public Theater Announces New Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

The Public Theater will soon present the Public Works' musical adaptation of HERCULES with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel, book by Kristoffer Diaz, and directed by Lear deBessonet, running for seven nights for free, August 31-September 8 at The Delacorte Theater. The Public has just announced how you can score tickets to the show.  (more...)

TFANA Announces Second And Final Extension Of Soho Rep.'s FAIRVIEW TFANA Announces Second And Final Extension Of Soho Rep.'s FAIRVIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience announces a second and final extension of Soho Rep.'s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, staged by Sarah Benson and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly. (more...)

Breaking: THE CHER SHOW Will Close on Broadway This Summer Breaking: THE CHER SHOW Will Close on Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

Today it was announced that The Cher Show on Broadway will play its final performance on August 18, 2019 following 34 previews and 296 regular performances. The National Tour will launch in Rochester, NY in October 2020. (more...)

Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter Lead Discussion On LGBTQ Themes In A STRANGE LOOP Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter Lead Discussion On LGBTQ Themes In A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in northeast Wyoming, premiered its "Ucross Spotlight" series on Wednesday, June 19, with a bold, intimate conversation between playwright alums Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, as well as choreographer Raja Feather Kelly on the themes present in Jackson's provocative new musical A Strange Loop. The panel took place at the world-famous Playwrights Horizons theater following a performance of the show, with major themes of the conversation including reconciling with religion as a member of the LGBTQ community and "watering down" queer art for straight audiences. It is the first of many planned Ucross Spotlight events, which will celebrate its alumni's art and offer a first-hand look at their creative process. (more...)

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, Roger Bart & More Will Star in Public Works' HERCULES! Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, Roger Bart & More Will Star in Public Works' HERCULES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced casting for the Public Works' musical adaptation of HERCULES with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel, book by Kristoffer Diaz, and directed by Lear deBessonet, running for seven nights for free, August 31­September 8 at The Delacorte Theater. Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw, and Irene Mecchi and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, HERCULES will feature over 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs and features choreography by Chase Brock, as well as additional new songs by Menken and Zippel for this Public Works production in addition to six songs from the film's beloved Academy Award-nominated score. (more...)

A STRANGE LOOP Extends At Playwrights Horizons A STRANGE LOOP Extends At Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons , in association with Page 73 is pleased to announce a three-week extension of the world premiere production of Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, to July 28 (from the initially-announced closing date of July 7). (more...)

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Extends Through July 21 THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Extends Through July 21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Atlantic Theater Company announces a one week extension of the world premiere production of The Secret Life of Bees. (more...)

Billy Porter and More to Participate in Talkbacks Following A STRANGE LOOP Billy Porter and More to Participate in Talkbacks Following A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in northeast Wyoming, is proud to announce the debut of "Ucross Spotlight": a nationwide series of performances, live readings, moderated panels, and cultural events featuring its esteemed alumni. "Ucross Spotlight" will debut on Wednesday, June 19, at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street), with a conversation between Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, moderated by Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

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