Photo Coverage: SOFT POWER Celebrates Opening Night at the Public TheaterPhoto Coverage: SOFT POWER Celebrates Opening Night at the Public Theater
by Monroe George - Oct 16, 2019

The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of SOFT POWER at the Public?Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of SOFT POWER at the Public?
by Review Roundups - Oct 16, 2019

The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From SOFT POWER at the PublicVIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From SOFT POWER at the Public
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2019

The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. Get a first look at footage from the production! (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL - New Tickets For The Melbourne Season On Sale Friday!SHREK THE MUSICAL - New Tickets For The Melbourne Season On Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

Australia's leading theatre producer John Frost today announced the full adult cast of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which opens in Australia next year. SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February and at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 9 May. (more...)

The Regional Premier Of FUN HOME Comes To The Pandora StageThe Regional Premier Of FUN HOME Comes To The Pandora Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

Pandora Productions, Louisville's only theatre company dedicated and most trusted to tell the stories of the LGBTQ community, is pleased to announce the regional premier of the Tony award winning musical Fun Home. Composed by Jeanine Tesori with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron is the adaptation of the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel which chronicles her relationship with her father Bruce. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/15: THE ROSE TATTOO Opens, and more!Wake Up With BWW 10/15: THE ROSE TATTOO Opens, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2019

Today's top stories: The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

Memphis High School To Present The Regional World Premiere Of LOCKDOWN: AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONSMemphis High School To Present The Regional World Premiere Of LOCKDOWN: AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that Ridgeway High School in Memphis, TN will present the regional premiere of LOCKDOWN: AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. Written by Daniel Robert Sullivan and a team of teenagers from New York City, Lockdown: Await Further Instructions was developed in partnership with Roundabout Theatre Company's Education Department. The play, devised from the words and experiences of its co-creators, will have its regional world premiere at Ridgeway High School on November 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm, and November 3rd at 3:00pm. Tickets are available at the door. Ridgeway High School is located at 2009 Ridgeway Rd., Memphis, TN 38119. (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre Company Opens New Season With SHREK, THE MUSICALSlow Burn Theatre Company Opens New Season With SHREK, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

Slow Burn Theatre Company, which has won nine Carbonell Awards for Theatrical Excellence with 73 nominations since becoming eligible in 2013, will open its 2019-2020 with a monster hit starring everyone's favorite ogre. JetBlue presents Shrek The Musical sponsored by American National Bank at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Friday, October 25-Sunday, November 10. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Returns for Encore At Beck Center For The ArtsSHREK THE MUSICAL Returns for Encore At Beck Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

Beck Center for the Arts celebrates the holidays with an encore production for the entire family, SHREK THE MUSICAL.  (more...)

Jeanine Tesori and Sarah DeLappe Named MacDowell Colony FellowsJeanine Tesori and Sarah DeLappe Named MacDowell Colony Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

The MacDowell Colony has awarded fall fellowships to 79 artists, including Jeanine Tesori and Sarah DeLappe, according to American Theatre. (more...)

Todd Mckenney Joins The Fairy Tale Cast Of SHREK THE MUSICALTodd Mckenney Joins The Fairy Tale Cast Of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Television and stage star Todd McKenney will take on the hilarious role of Lord Farquaad, the short-in-stature, ruthless ruler of Duloc in the upcoming lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL. Todd will join our fairy-tale cast of Ben Mingay as Shrek, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona and Marcia Hines as the Dragon in this wonderful Broadway hit musical. Todd will perform in the Sydney season of the musical, and the Melbourne performances currently on sale. (more...)

Jenn Colella and Caitlin Kinnunen to Star in Site-Specific Reading of FUN HOMEJenn Colella and Caitlin Kinnunen to Star in Site-Specific Reading of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Quintessence of Dust Theatre Company will host a one night only benefit reading of the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home. Tony Award nominees Jenn Colella (Come From Away) and Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom) are set to play Alison and Medium Alison, respectively. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center Announces 2019-20 Luna Composition Lab FellowsKaufman Music Center Announces 2019-20 Luna Composition Lab Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

The 2019-20 Luna Composition Lab Fellows range in age from 13 to 17 and hail from all over the U.S., including Springfield, MO; Louisville, KY; Pasadena, CA; Los Altos, CA; and Fayetteville, NY. They are: Olivia Bennett (age 17), KiMani Bridges (age 17), Madeline Clara Cheng (age 15), Ebunoluwa Oguntola (age 14) and Sage Shurman (age 13). Honorable Mentions were awarded to Nicole Balsirow, Emily DeNucci, Helen Feng, Jordan Millar, and Emily Singleton. (more...)

Spinning Tree Presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019

Spinning Tree Theatre continues the 2019-20 season November 8-24 with Caroline, or Change. This Kansas City premiere, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), premiered at New York City's Off-Broadway Public Theater in 2003, with a Broadway run in 2004. The subsequent London production won The Olivier Award for Best New Musical; a successful West End revival will transfer to Broadway in 2020. (more...)

Photo Flash: Constance Wu Visits SOFT POWERPhoto Flash: Constance Wu Visits SOFT POWER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Constance Wu came to the new musical Soft Power at The Public Theater last night. She posed backstage with the cast, along with her guests, Thea Brooks and Mia Katigbak. (more...)

Corinna Sowers Adler Returns to the Laurie Beechman TheatreCorinna Sowers Adler Returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

One of the most gorgeous voices in New York belongs to the five time Tony Award nominee for Excellence in Theatre Education, Corinna Sowers Adler, who returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in her acclaimed show Second Stories on Saturday, October 26 at 2pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Public's SOFT POWERPhoto Flash: First Look at the Public's SOFT POWER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

Get a first look at The Public Theater's production of SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and direction by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. (more...)

BWW Review: FUN HOME at The Encore Musical Theatre Company is Home Sweet FunBWW Review: FUN HOME at The Encore Musical Theatre Company is Home Sweet Fun
by Julie Yolles - Sep 26, 2019

In the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, cartoonist Alison Bechdel starts every scene by saying a?oeCaption,a?? followed by a description of what is about to happen. Fun Home was adapted into a musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and is based on Bechdel's memoir of the same name and subtitled a?oeA Family Tragicomic.a?? So let's just say, Caption: Encore Theatre's production of Fun Home is not to be missed. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Friday For SHREK THE MUSICAL in BrisbaneTickets Go on Sale Friday For SHREK THE MUSICAL in Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Tickets for the Brisbane season of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL will go on sale this Friday, 27 September. The Broadway smash hit will play at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 9 May 2020 following seasons at the Sydney Lyric Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Jonathan Groff, Joel Grey, Beth Leavel and More Join The Drama League's Benefit Gala Celebrating Sutton FosterLaura Osnes, Jonathan Groff, Joel Grey, Beth Leavel and More Join The Drama League's Benefit Gala Celebrating Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

The Drama League has revealed some of the artists who will be honoring Sutton Foster at the organization's 36th Annual Benefit Gala this fall. The black-tie evening honoring Foster a?" a two-time Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Fred Astaire, and Gracie Award winner and star of TV Land's hit television series a?oeYoungera?? -- will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in New York City at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

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