MTC Announces Lineup For 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series; Works by Jaclyn Backhaus, Lauren Yee and MoreMTC Announces Lineup For 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series; Works by Jaclyn Backhaus, Lauren Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the lineup for the 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast Members Of RENT, NEXT TO NORMAL, HADESTOWN And More Celebrate 40 Years Of New York Theatre WorkshopPhoto Flash: Cast Members Of RENT, NEXT TO NORMAL, HADESTOWN And More Celebrate 40 Years Of New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

This week, New York Theatre Workshop hosted its NYTW 2019 Gala celebrating 40 Years!  The evening featured performances from Alice Ripley (Next to Normal); Anthony Rapp (RENT), Daphne Rubin-Vega (RENT), Amber Gray (Hadestown); Nathaly Lopez (What's It All About); Cristina Monet ("Disco Clone") plus members of the original casts of RENT; Bright Lights, Big City; What's It All About; Hadestown and more.  See photos from the evening below! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/8: BEETLEJUICE Casting, and More!Wake Up With BWW 2/8: BEETLEJUICE Casting, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 8, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! End your week and kickstart an amazing weekend by catching up on the latest Broadway news! (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at The 2019 MAKERS ConferenceVIDEO: Get a First Look at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at The 2019 MAKERS Conference
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019

The 2019 MAKERS Conference kicked-off last night with a first look at the upcoming Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me from playwright Heidi Schreck. The show explores how Shreck's teenage self and four generations of females all relate to the founding document and imagine how it will shape the next generation of American women. (more...)

Jeremy O. Harris and Heidi Schreck to Co-Host NYTW's 2019 GalaJeremy O. Harris and Heidi Schreck to Co-Host NYTW's 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today that Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play, "Daddy") and Heidi Schreck (the Broadway-bound What the Constitution Means to Me), the playwrights behind NYTW's two sold-out fall productions, will co-host the NYTW 2019 Gala celebrating 40 Years of New York Theatre Workshop and honoring Founding Trustee Stephen Graham. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Announces A Return Engagement Of PLANO At The Connelly TheatreClubbed Thumb Announces A Return Engagement Of PLANO At The Connelly Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director; Quinn Metal Corbin, Advancement Director) is proud to announce the return of Will Arbery's PLANO, directed by Taylor Reynolds. First seen last year in the 23rd SUMMERWORKS season, PLANO returns beginning April 8 for a limited engagement through May 11. Opening night is set for April 13 at the Connelly Theatre (220 East 4th Street). Tickets are now on sale at: https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/events. (more...)

Martyna Majok, Heidi Schreck, & More Among Finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeMartyna Majok, Heidi Schreck, & More Among Finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting Award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Page 73 Productions Names Sanaz Toossi The 2019 P73 Playwriting FellowPage 73 Productions Names Sanaz Toossi The 2019 P73 Playwriting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

PAGE 73 PRODUCTIONS has named Sanaz Toossi the 2019 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow. Selected from nearly 400 applicants, Toossi will receive a $10,000 award and an additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year. (more...)

Prologue Theatre Announces Inaugural SeasonPrologue Theatre Announces Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Arlington's newest professional theatre company, Prologue Theatre, is launching its inaugural season in January 2019 with Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse. This intimate four-character play challenges audiences to consider a variety of perspectives as the lives of Shelley, Emma, Oscar, and Frog intersect at a Bronx soup kitchen. The production will be performed at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22209, from January 24 to February 17, 2019. Performances will begin at 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/15: WEST SIDE STORY Casting, Palace Theatre Renovation News, and MoreWake Up With BWW 1/15: WEST SIDE STORY Casting, Palace Theatre Renovation News, and More
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 15, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Begin your Tuesday the only way Broadway fans know how: by catching up on the latest news! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Clubbed Thumb, True Love, and New York Theatre Workshop production of What the Constitution Means to Me will come to Broadway this spring for a 12-week limited engagement, beginning performances at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY) on March 14, 2019, with opening night scheduled for March 31. Heidi Schreck's timely and galvanizing play, directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation off-Broadway this fall, where it extended twice at NYTW before transferring to the Greenwich House Theater. What the Constitution Means to Me will be produced on Broadway by Diana DiMenna, Aaron Glick, and Matt Ross. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and SLAVE PLAY Come to Broadway This Season?Rialto Chatter: Will WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and SLAVE PLAY Come to Broadway This Season?
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 11, 2019

In a season full of new Broadway plays, there may be room for one, or two, more. According to Michael Riedel of The New York Post, Heidi Schreck's 'What the Constitution Means to Me' is moving from off-Broadway to the Helen Hayes in March. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: Women Playwrights Make Inroads, But Broadway Still EludesIndustry Editor Exclusive: Women Playwrights Make Inroads, But Broadway Still Eludes
by Cara Joy David - Jan 1, 2019

We have a lot of new plays on Broadway this season. Thirteen are currently set. There are also seven play revivals. Two of the new plays were written by women--both produced by non-profits and both already closed. Not one revival is of a play written by a woman. (more...)

Ten Times New York Theatre Tackled Political and Social Issues in 2018Ten Times New York Theatre Tackled Political and Social Issues in 2018
by Michael Dale - Dec 31, 2018

Sure, Broadway is traditionally known for its glitz and glamour, but New York audiences have never shied away from socially relevant theatre, either. And while controversial issues are more frequently discussed Off-Broadway, 2018 saw a great many political and social themes brought up throughout Manhattan's stages. So here are ten times New York theatre tackled political and social issues in 2018 (more...)

Soho Rep. Announces Writer/Director Lab WeekSoho Rep. Announces Writer/Director Lab Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The 2017-2019 Lab Culminates with Free Presentations from Collaborative Partners Shayok Misha Chowdhury & Virginia Grise, Ann Marie Dorr & Paul Ketchum, Jen Goma & Kristine Haruna Lee, Raja Feather Kelly & Daaimah Mubashshir, and Julia Mounsey & Peter Mills Weiss (more...)

The World Premiere Of SLAVE PLAY Extends Run At New York Theatre WorkshopThe World Premiere Of SLAVE PLAY Extends Run At New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today that due to high demand, the world premiere of Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris (Daddy, Zola), directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy), will run for an additional two weeks. Originally scheduled to play its final performance on December 30, 2018, Slave Play will now play additional performances through Sunday January 13, 2019. Slave Play began previews on Monday, November 19, 2018 and will open Sunday, December 9 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr., Anthony Rapp, Alice Ripley, HADESTOWN and More to Perform at New York Theatre Workshop's 2019 GalaLeslie Odom, Jr., Anthony Rapp, Alice Ripley, HADESTOWN and More to Perform at New York Theatre Workshop's 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop's 2019 Gala will celebrate 40 Years of New York Theatre Workshop and honor Founding Trustee Stephen Graham.  (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/27: First Listen to MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and More!Wake Up With BWW 11/27: First Listen to MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 27, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Get a first listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns, and more! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/24/2018
by - Nov 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/24/2018. (more...)

Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Transfer To The Greenwich House TheaterHeidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Transfer To The Greenwich House Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) will transfer Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me to the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street) at the end of this month, extending its limited run to the end of the year. This immediate transfer, unprecedented in NYTW's history, is in response to the enormous and overwhelming response to Heidi Schreck's timely and powerful creation. Performed by two-time Obie Award winner Schreck (Grand Concourse, "I Love Dick") and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me began previews on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and opened Sunday, September 30 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street). (more...)

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