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Yale Institute for Music Theatre Cut from Yale School of DramaYale Institute for Music Theatre Cut from Yale School of Drama
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Due to ongoing University-mandated budget cuts, Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre announced today that the 2017 edition of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, which concluded on June 25, would be its last. (more...)

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Will Grace Atwood Concert Hall in AnchorageRODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Will Grace Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The tour cast of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will start off their fall and winter performances in Anchorage at the Atwood Concert Hall from October 24-29. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company of D.C. Announces Expansion of Staff and Unveils Special Event SeriesMosaic Theater Company of D.C. Announces Expansion of Staff and Unveils Special Event Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC, the 2017 Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre for Outstanding Emerging Company, proudly announces an expansion of its senior artistic leadership team with the addition of Victoria Murray Baatin as Associate Artistic Director.  The Mosaic Board has also recently elected Bill Tompkins as its Chair. Outgoing Board Chair Deborah Carliner, who has served Mosaic since its Inaugural Season, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors. (more...)

The Drama League Sets Fall Date for 34th Annual Benefit GalaThe Drama League Sets Fall Date for 34th Annual Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Save the date! The Drama League has announced that the organization's 34th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in New York City at the The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: Captivating HEISENBERG Lands at the TaperBWW Review: Captivating HEISENBERG Lands at the Taper
by Don Grigware - Jul 10, 2017

After a successful run in New York, off and on Broadway, Simon Stephens' curiously captivating Heisenberg takes a bow at the MTF through August 6 with its two stars Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker still on board. The time is the present. Alex Priest (Arndt) and Georgie Burns (Parker) meet by accident - or do they? - in a train station in London. She starts chatting a mile a minute as he listens practically in complete silence. Both are terribly lonely souls, as it turns out. At first glance, Georgie tells Alex that she is an assassin and laughs if off claiming to be a waitress. Later she confesses to being a receptionist in a school. He truthfully tells her he's a butcher. She had a brief unhappy marriage to a philanderer and had a son by (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Hit HEISENBERG Opens in Los AngelesPhoto Flash: Broadway Hit HEISENBERG Opens in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed production of 'Heisenberg' by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens opened July 6 as part of Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Season. This insightful and entertaining new play comes to the Taper June 28 through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Performances Begin 6/28 for HEISENBERG at the Mark Taper ForumPerformances Begin 6/28 for HEISENBERG at the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Preview performances begin June 28 for 'Heisenberg' at the Mark Taper Forum. Written by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, 'Heisenberg' opens July 6 and will continue through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces Staged Reading of BIG BABIESAdirondack Theatre Festival Announces Staged Reading of BIG BABIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Big Babies will be performed as part of Adirondack Theatre Festival's new play reading series. The readings will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 6, in the cabaret space of the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana, conceived by Brett Macias and Christina Quintana, which are being developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-24. Scott Frankel is the Artistic Advisor, and Catherine Sheehy is the resident Dramaturg for this year's Institute, which culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas on June 23 and 24. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Announces 2017 Wedge Series BREAKING GROUNDHangar Theatre Announces 2017 Wedge Series BREAKING GROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Hangar Theatre has just announced the shows for its upcoming cutting edge Wedge Series. (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the AtlanticANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

Stephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors GraduationStephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's award-winning Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 5 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   (more...)

Cast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The WallisCast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

This June, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present The Pride, a stylish, witty and affecting play that alternates between two very distinct time periods and the lives of three characters whose fate is destined by their eras. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kate Burton Joins Faculty at USC School of Dramatic ArtsPRESENT LAUGHTER's Kate Burton Joins Faculty at USC School of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Three-time Emmy and Tony Award nominee Kate Burton will be joining the faculty of the USC School of Dramatic Arts as professor and master artist, beginning in fall 2017. Burton, who is currently starring with Kevin Kline in the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's backstage comedy, Present Laughter, is recognized as one of the industry's most versatile actresses. (more...)

Atlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full CompanyAtlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny LeonPhoto Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Roundabout Announces 2017 Artistic PlansRoundabout Announces 2017 Artistic Plans
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce artistic plans for 2017, which welcome back a group of artists whom the theater has long respected, with new works, new roles and with a new playwright support initiative. (more...)

Norm Lewis Hosts TREASURES OF NEW YORK: THE DRAMA LEAGUE On WLIW 21 TomorrowNorm Lewis Hosts TREASURES OF NEW YORK: THE DRAMA LEAGUE On WLIW 21 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director), and WNET (America's flagship PBS station), present the broadcast premiere of the documentary "Treasures of New York: The Drama League" on Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. on WLIW21 and Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. on THIRTEEN. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, Condola Rashad, and More Set for SDCF's MR. ABBOTT Award Ceremony Honoring Kenny LeonChristopher Jackson, Condola Rashad, and More Set for SDCF's MR. ABBOTT Award Ceremony Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces talent for the star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala at espace in New York City on March 27. (more...)

CTGLA Brings HEISENBERG Featuring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker to LACTGLA Brings HEISENBERG Featuring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker to LA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed production of "Heisenberg" by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens has been announced as part of Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Season. This insightful and entertaining new play comes to the Taper June 28 through August 6, 2017. Opening is set for July 6. (more...)

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