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Cast Set for DIRTY DANCING North American Tour, Coming to State Theatre Next JuneCast Set for DIRTY DANCING North American Tour, Coming to State Theatre Next June
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

After three successful years on tour boasting numerous sold out engagements, this new adaptation of the worldwide smash-hit film, currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary, will continue to dazzle in more than 50 markets in North America, including the Lehigh Valley at The State Theatre on June 21 and June 22, 2018. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will officially open a new production and North American tour at the Harris Center in Folsom, CA, October 5 - 7. (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 to Play Final Performance Later this MonthA DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 to Play Final Performance Later this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the world premiere Broadway production of Lucas Hnath's celebrated new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, will play its final performance on Sunday, September 24, 2017.  (more...)

Jane Kaczmarek to Star in Pasadena Playhouse & Deaf West Theatre's OUR TOWN; Cast AnnouncedJane Kaczmarek to Star in Pasadena Playhouse & Deaf West Theatre's OUR TOWN; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California and Deaf West Theatre, the performing arts organization behind the Tony Award-winning and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, have announced the cast and creative team for a new production of Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN. (more...)

Save on Tickets to See A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on BroadwaySave on Tickets to See A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 10, 2017

2017 Best Actress Tony Award® winner Laurie Metcalf leads 'a peerless foursome of brilliant actors' (W Magazine), including Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper, Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell and 3-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad, in this 'explosively funny new play' (The Hollywood Reporter). (more...)

Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, and Condola Rashad to Exit A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, and Condola Rashad to Exit A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that, beginning Tuesday, July 25, Tony Award winner Julie White (Little Dog Laughed), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), and Erin Wilhelmi (The Crucible) will join Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell in the Broadway cast of Lucas Hnath's hit play, A Doll's House, Part 2. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 5, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) just last night, June 4th. (more...)

62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) tonight, June 4th. (more...)

Stars of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BANDSTAND, COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET and More to Perform at MTC's Spring GalaStars of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BANDSTAND, COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET and More to Perform at MTC's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Matthew C. Blank, Chairman of Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 to Present Midnight Performance for The Actors FundA DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 to Present Midnight Performance for The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2 - the most Tony-nominated play of the year, with eight nominations including Best Play - will offer a special Midnight Performance on Thursday, May 18, 2017. This one-time-only, late-night event will benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Billy Porter, Kristine Nielsen, Shoshana Bean & More Earn Elliot Norton Nominations; Diane Paulus Receives Prize for Sustained ExcellenceBilly Porter, Kristine Nielsen, Shoshana Bean & More Earn Elliot Norton Nominations; Diane Paulus Receives Prize for Sustained Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 35th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

Stars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the HuntingtonStars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather ChristianPhoto Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage now through March 5, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the HuntingtonStars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger TheatreAS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Broadway By Design: Clint Ramos Brings SWEET CHARITY from Page to StageBroadway By Design: Clint Ramos Brings SWEET CHARITY from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 7, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Clint Ramos, who acted as costume designer for the return of Sweet Charity, which concludes its off Broadway run tomorrow, January 8. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger TheatreAS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION's Renaissance Man/Alchemist Benjamin Scheuer RoarsBWW Interview: THE LION's Renaissance Man/Alchemist Benjamin Scheuer Roars
by Gil Kaan - Dec 19, 2016

Singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer has been sharing his most recent creation - his autobiographical, one-man show THE LION playing in various cities in the US (and the UK) the last two-plus years. Benjamin will be completing his current tour with his Los Angeles premiere performances at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

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