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New Off-Broadway Immersive Theater Experience TAMMANY HALL to be Presented at SoHo Pl Photo New Off-Broadway Immersive Theater Experience TAMMANY HALL to be Presented at SoHo Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2021

Tammany Hall, a new, site-specific, immersive theater experience created and directed by Darren Lee Cole (Fleabag, Killer Joe) and Alexander Wright (The Great Gatsby, the UK's longest running immersive show), begins performances October 15 at New York's SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). Opening night is Election Night, Tuesday, November 2.

YEAH, BUT NOT RIGHT NOW by A.J. Holmes to be Presented at SoHo Playhouse Photo YEAH, BUT NOT RIGHT NOW by A.J. Holmes to be Presented at SoHo Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021

Yeah, But Not Right Now, a new one-man musical written and performed by A.J. Holmes (The Book of Mormon, South Park, Team StarKid), will play at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) beginning September 9, as announced today by Darren Lee Cole, the Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director. Opening night is set for September 19.

SoHo Playhouse Announces Fundraiser At Las Vegas Art Houz Photo SoHo Playhouse Announces Fundraiser At Las Vegas Art Houz
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2021

On 30 July 2021, Art Houz‚ÄĒthe downtown Las Vegas theater and entertainment experience which opened this April‚ÄĒwill serve as the venue for a fundraiser for Soho Playhouse LV (Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole).

On The Quays Presents REEMERGENCE: A Queer Visual Album Photo On The Quays Presents REEMERGENCE: A Queer Visual Album
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021

Reemergence is a 5-chapter Queer experience that spans 5 different time periods through the artistic lens of 5 different directors -- Darren Lee (Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon), Catriona Rubenis-Stevens (e.ro.sion), Nicola Murphy (Stop/Over), Zhailon Levingston (Tina, Broadway Advocacy Coalition), and Matt Engle (Much Ado About Nothing).

40+ Theatres Support AAPI Community Through TheatreWorks Benefit Reading of WRITING F Photo 40+ Theatres Support AAPI Community Through TheatreWorks Benefit Reading of WRITING FRAGMENTS HOME
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2021

In a time where the manifestation of prejudice and violence toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has reached an extreme high, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream a benefit reading of Writing Fragments Home to raise funds to support and uplift the AAPI community.

SoHo Playhouse LV Announces Five Grant Winners & City-Partnered Educational Initiativ Photo SoHo Playhouse LV Announces Five Grant Winners & City-Partnered Educational Initiative
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2021

SoHo Playhouse has announced its inaugural Las Vegas community education initiative, to take place this June 2021. The renowned Off-Broadway theater also announced its five initial SoHo Playhouse Grant Awardees at their fundraising event on 1 April 2021. 

Drury Lane Theatre Announces its Reopening Plans for the 2021/2022 Season Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces its Reopening Plans for the 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021

Drury Lane Theatre has announced¬†its 2021/2022 Season will begin in September 2021. Drury Lane‚Äôs 66th¬†Season includes Evita, The King and I, Steel Magnolias, Forever Plaid, and Holiday Inn. Drury Lane Theatre‚Äôs season runs September 2021 ‚Äď July 2022 at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

SoHo Playhouse Announces Launch of $10,000 in Grants to Fund  Las Vegas Theatre Artis Photo SoHo Playhouse Announces Launch of $10,000 in Grants to Fund Las Vegas Theatre Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

SoHo Playhouse has announced the launching of $10,000 in grants to fund four dynamic Las Vegas theatre artists. They will distribute the Martin Bergman and Rita Rudner Grant, the Kaufman Family Grant, the Karen Camp Grant, and the Victoria Bradshaw Family Foundation Grant as we review applications in the coming months.

Danya Taymor and Travis Wall to be Honored With 2020 Joe A. Callaway Awards Photo Danya Taymor and Travis Wall to be Honored With 2020 Joe A. Callaway Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has announced that the 2020 Joe A. Callaway Awards will be awarded to Danya Taymor for excellence in directing for Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons) and Travis Wall for excellence in choreography for The Wrong Man (MCC Theater).

Art House Productions Announces BLACK TOM ISLAND Radio Play Photo Art House Productions Announces BLACK TOM ISLAND Radio Play
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2021

Art House Productions has announced their first audio play, Black Tom Island by Martin Casella available starting Monday, January 18 at 10:00am EST. A free virtual panel discussion about the actual event featuring historians and the play's creative team will take place on Sunday, February 7 at 3:00pm EST on Zoom.

Prospect Theater Company Announces Details for Final Two Shows in Their VISION SERIES Photo Prospect Theater Company Announces Details for Final Two Shows in Their VISION SERIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2020

Prospect Theater Company has announced the final two release dates for their inaugural Fall 2020 VISION Series of original music-theater on film. Brain. Storm. will premiere on Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday.

Broadway Catch Up: August 11 - HAMILTON Cast Members, Randy Rainbow, Olivia Newton-J Photo Broadway Catch Up: August 11 - HAMILTON Cast Members, Randy Rainbow, Olivia Newton-John, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2020

Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Hamilton cast members, Randy Rainbow, Olivia Newton-John, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 8/11: HAMILTON Cast Members Will Reunite For HAM4CHANGE, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/11: HAMILTON Cast Members Will Reunite For HAM4CHANGE, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2020

Today's top stories: Hamilton cast members will reunite for a HAM4CHANGE fundraiser, and more!

VIDEO: Watch BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Benefit Photo VIDEO: Watch BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Benefit
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 10, 2020

Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr's imaginative, video-driven interpretation of the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed premieres tonight! The collection of immersive music videos will stream right here at BroadwayWorld at 8pm Eastern as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek from BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Photo VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek from BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 10, 2020

A slate of starry special guests has been added to Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr's imaginative, video-driven interpretation of the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed. The collection of immersive music videos will stream at 8 pm Eastern on Monday, August 10, 2020, as a benefit for BC/EFA.

BD Wong's Stream of SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED to Feature Billy Porter, Keala Settle, J Photo BD Wong's Stream of SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED to Feature Billy Porter, Keala Settle, John Lithgow and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 6, 2020

A slate of starry special guests has been added to Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr's imaginative, video-driven interpretation of the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed. The collection of immersive music videos will stream at 8 pm Eastern on Monday, August 10, 2020, as a benefit for BC/EFA.

This MT Space Announces Self-Tape Intensive with Lindsay Levine Photo This MT Space Announces Self-Tape Intensive with Lindsay Levine
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2020

Last month, composer and lyricist team Will Reynolds and Eric Price launched This MT Space, an online education platform, with two Zoom-based classes. 'Filling the Page' taught musical theatre writing and 'Filling the Gaps' was focused on career-building and featured conversations with Patti Murin, Aisha Jackson, Jeremy Jordan and more.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.

WILD DOGS UNDER MY SKIRT to Launch Off-Broadway Engagement in April Photo WILD DOGS UNDER MY SKIRT to Launch Off-Broadway Engagement in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2020

This spring, SoHo Playhouse Inc. (Darren Lee Cole producing artistic director) and F.C.C. (Flow, Create and Connect) will present Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, the award-winning play by Samoan poet Tusiata Avia and directed by Anapela Polata'ivao. Wild Dogs Under My Skirt plays a limited six-week engagement April 16 - May 24 at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NYC). The official opening is Thursday, April 30 at 7:30PM. Tickets are available online at www.sohoplayhouse.com.

THE KING AND I is Coming to The Bristol Hippodrome Photo THE KING AND I is Coming to The Bristol Hippodrome
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2020

THE KING AND I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre - it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals. Featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, a full scale orchestra and classic songs such as I Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, this critically acclaimed the multi Tony Award winning production of THE KING AND I will visit the Bristol Hippodrome as part of its international tour between 24 March - 04 April 2020.

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