Photo Flash: Guthrie Theater's Production of NOURA Photo Flash: Guthrie Theater's Production of NOURA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

The Guthrie Theater presents the regional premiere of Noura (January 11 February 16, 2020) by Heather Raffo. A story of identity and belonging, Noura had its world premiere at Shakespeare Theatre Company in February 2018 and subsequently played at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Raja Feather Kelly To Direct Invite-Only Industry Reading Of SALAAM MEDINA: TALES OF HALFGHAN By Rona Siddiqui Raja Feather Kelly To Direct Invite-Only Industry Reading Of SALAAM MEDINA: TALES OF HALFGHAN By Rona Siddiqui
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan, with book, music and lyrics by Rona Siddiqui, will hold an invited industry reading on November 15, 2019. The reading will be directed by Raja Feather Kelly, with Music Direction by Emily Goldman and Dramaturgy by Jessica Kahkoska. (more...)

WAM Theatre Donations Reach 10-Year Total Of $75,000 WAM Theatre Donations Reach 10-Year Total Of $75,000
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

Every year, WAM Theatre donates a portion of the box office proceeds from their Mainstage productions to organizations that work for gender equality locally, nationally, or internationally. The success of the just-closed production of PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Dawn M. Simmons, enabled the company to present $4500 each to their 18th and 19th beneficiaries, Harmony Homestead and Wholeness Center, Inc., and The Women of Color Giving Circle. This brings WAM's donation total since its founding in 2010 to $75,000. (more...)

WET PAINT New Play Festival Announced At New Ohio Theatre WET PAINT New Play Festival Announced At New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

In only it's second year, the Wet Paint - New Play Festival has managed to round up B'way veterans (Johanna Leister, Layan Elwazani), TV stars (Christopher Shyer, Rachel Handler), & Amazon Best-Selling authors (Edward Medina) to participate in a barebones development series of short-performances. This year's festival has a theme: Walls, and with that theme, Point-Blank Theatre Co. received a unique submission. William Hobbs, a member of Voices Inside, an inmate writing/theatre program at Northpoint Training Center in KY, submitted his play, A Spider's Web and was accepted among dozens of NYC playwright applicants. (more...)

BWW Review: YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Premiere Stages in Union is a Moving  Story-A Must-See BWW Review: YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Premiere Stages in Union is a Moving Story-A Must-See
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 8, 2019

Premiere Stages is currently presenting the New Jersey premiere of Rohina Malik's compelling play, 'Yasmina's Necklace' at Kean University in Union through September 22. The play is superbly directed by Kareem Fahmy and features a cast that brings Malik's beautifully crafted, emotive, yet entertaining story to life. (more...)

Premiere Stages To Present New Jersey Premiere Of Rohina Malik's Yasmina's NECKLACE Premiere Stages To Present New Jersey Premiere Of Rohina Malik's Yasmina's NECKLACE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Premiere Stages will present the New Jersey premiere of Rohina Malik's Joseph Jefferson Award-nominated play Yasmina's Necklace at Kean University in Union September 5-22. Previously presented at the 16th Street Theater and Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Yasmina's Necklace tells the story of Abdul Samee. Abdul's father is Iraqi and mother is Puerto Rican - but if you ask him, he'll say he's Italian. (more...)

Jessica Vosk, Julia Murney & More Will Star in New Works at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Summer Conference Jessica Vosk, Julia Murney & More Will Star in New Works at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Summer Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces casting and creative teams for the summer season of new musicals and plays selected for development at the National Music Theater Conference and National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of WE LIVE IN CAIRO at American Repertory Theater? Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of WE LIVE IN CAIRO at American Repertory Theater?
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

The American Repertory Theater's We live in Cairo is currently running at the Loeb Drama Center now through June 23. (more...)

BWW Review: WE LIVE IN CAIRO: You Say You Want a Revolution BWW Review: WE LIVE IN CAIRO: You Say You Want a Revolution
by Nancy Grossman - May 25, 2019

Brothers Daniel and Patrick Lazour have found a creative home at the American Repertory Theater for the world premiere of their musical WE LIVE IN CAIRO. In collaboration with Director Taibi Magar and Choreographer Samar Haddad King, the Lazours have continued to develop the book, music, and lyrics in the supportive incubator of the A.R.T. following workshops at the Eugene O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference (2015) and the New York Theatre Workshop (2016 Richard Rodgers Award). Infused with their own cultural experiences, the knowledge gained from their research and travels, and the influence of generations of protest music, WE LIVE IN CAIRO is an amalgam of the personal and the political, combining 21st century technology with good old-fashioned songwriting and storytelling techniques. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Repertory Theatre's WE LIVE IN CAIRO Celebrates Opening Night Photo Flash: American Repertory Theatre's WE LIVE IN CAIRO Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

We Live in Cairo opening officially last night, Wednesday, May 22, at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. (more...)

Photo Flash: WE LIVE IN CAIRO In Rehearsal At Loeb Drama Center Photo Flash: WE LIVE IN CAIRO In Rehearsal At Loeb Drama Center
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019

We Live in Cairo begins previews on Tuesday, May 14 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. It opens Wednesday, May 22, and plays through June 23. Tickets on sale now: online at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org, by phone at 617.547.8300, and in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services Offices (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge). (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At WE LIVE IN CAIRO VIDEO: Get A First Look At WE LIVE IN CAIRO
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at a performance from We Live in Cairo at American Repertory Theatre! Check out the video below! (more...)

A.R.T. Extends New Musical WE LIVE IN CAIRO A.R.T. Extends New Musical WE LIVE IN CAIRO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

Due to popular demand, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) has added an additional week of performances to the run of its world premiere production of We Live in Cairo written by brothers Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour. The production, currently in rehearsal under the direction of Obie Award winner Taibi Magar, will now close Sunday, June 23. (more...)

A.R.T. Announces Full Cast and Creative for WE LIVE IN CAIRO A.R.T. Announces Full Cast and Creative for WE LIVE IN CAIRO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of We Live in Cairo written by brothers Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour. Now in rehearsal under the direction of Obie Award winner Taibi Magar, We Live in Cairo begins previews Tuesday, May 14; opens Wednesday, May 22; and closes Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA. (more...)

New Musical, WE ARE AMEENA, Will Have Industry Reading New Musical, WE ARE AMEENA, Will Have Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

The new rock musical, We Are Ameena, will hold an invitation-only, developmental reading, March 28th & 29th, that features award winning actor of stage and screen Harsh Nayyar (A Meeting by the River, An Ordinary Muslim, Gandhi, Hidalgo), alongside Aladdin's Trent Saunders, Stephanie Gibson (Cinderella, Charlie and the Chocolate Factor, The Adams Family), Samantha Gershman (Jekyll & Hyde tour), and Victor Verhaeghe (Boardwalk Empire). (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Receives Daytime Emmy Nomination for Performance on TODAY THE BAND'S VISIT Receives Daytime Emmy Nomination for Performance on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT, which is currently running on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their performance of 'Answer Me' live on the Today Show. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Enters Final Four Weeks On Broadway THE BAND'S VISIT Enters Final Four Weeks On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, April 7, 2019. (more...)

BWW Poll: Which BANDS VISIT Song Is Your Favorite? BWW Poll: Which BANDS VISIT Song Is Your Favorite?
by BWW Polls - Feb 5, 2019

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday that the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, April 7, 2019. In honor of the show's run, we want to know which of the show's Tony-winning songs is your favorite! Let us know in our poll down below! (more...)

VIDEO: Katrina Lenk Performs 'Omar Sharif' on THE TONIGHT SHOW VIDEO: Katrina Lenk Performs 'Omar Sharif' on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2019

On last night's episode of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' the cast of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 'The Band's Visit' performed a scaled-down version of 'Omar Sharif' with Katrina Lenk. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Will Close on Broadway this April THE BAND'S VISIT Will Close on Broadway this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Upon closing, the production will have played 589 regular and 36 preview performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 W 47th Street). (more...)

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