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UNTIL DEATH Will Be Performed at the Stamford Arts Centre at The Haque Collective Nex Photo UNTIL DEATH Will Be Performed at the Stamford Arts Centre at The Haque Collective Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021

Until Death, is about the heartbreak of a miscarriage that drives a couple into a battle for the ashes. The production is inspired by films like Marriage Story, Kramer Vs Kramer, Pieces of a Woman, and the play Loose Ends by Michael Weller.

Cherry Lane Theatre Sold to Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Photo Cherry Lane Theatre Sold to Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021

Cherry Lane Theatre, the oldest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre in New York City, has a new owner, it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the theatre’s Executive Director since having acquired the building in 1996.  Cherry Lane is located at 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village.

Short Dance Film IT CRIES TOO LOUDLY Sheds Light on Anniversary of Beirut Explosion Photo Short Dance Film IT CRIES TOO LOUDLY Sheds Light on Anniversary of Beirut Explosion
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

With the upcoming first anniversary of the Beirut explosion on August 4th, 2020, Abingdon Theatre Company is shedding light on the art that has been created as a result of this tragedy. It Cries Too Loudly explores the overlap between joy and tragedy in her tumultuous home country and the experience of being an emigre.

Abingdon Theatre Company Will Host a Watch Party and Talkback For Virtual Festival Wi Photo Abingdon Theatre Company Will Host a Watch Party and Talkback For Virtual Festival Winner EMPRESS MEI LI LOTUS BLOSSOM
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2021

Abingdon Theatre Company will present a short film of 'Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom' written and directed by Christine Toy Johnson followed by a talk back with the writer and cast, moderated by Reggie Lee on May 25th at 7pm ET. This event is free. This piece is being screened in May to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Abingdon Theatre Company's Around The Table Reading Series Continues With THE INFERNO Photo Abingdon Theatre Company's Around The Table Reading Series Continues With THE INFERNO
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2021

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) will present a virtual reading of The Inferno, a new play by Chris Sherman on April 5th at 7pm ET via their YouTube channel.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 2 - BEETLEJUICE Demos, First Song  Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 2 - BEETLEJUICE Demos, First Song From THE PROM, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2020

This week's list includes an album of demos from Beetlejuice the Musical, as well as the first single from the forthcoming film adaptation of The Prom. Plus, the first song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Cinderella has been released.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of July 1 - ROYALTIES Soundtrack, WEST SIDE ST Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of July 1 - ROYALTIES Soundtrack, WEST SIDE STORY Book, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2020

Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including the soundtrack to Royalties, a book about the making of West Side Story, and more!

Broadway Books: 10 Monologue Books to Help You Hone Your Acting Chops in Quarantine Photo Broadway Books: 10 Monologue Books to Help You Hone Your Acting Chops in Quarantine
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2020

Looking to hone your acting chops while stuck inside? Preparing for your next big audition, whenever that may be? We've rounded up 10 monologue books that are sure to fit the bill to help you audition better!

The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Kia Corthron as the Recipient of the 2020 F Photo The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Kia Corthron as the Recipient of the 2020 Flora Roberts Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2020

The Dramatists Guild of America Council has announced that Kia Corthron is the recipient of the 2020 Flora Roberts Award.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of May 11 - New Single From Ben Platt, SIX Voc Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of May 11 - New Single From Ben Platt, SIX Vocal Selections, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020

Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including a new single from Ben Platt, the Tarrytown cast recording featuring Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, and Andy Mientus, the Six vocal selections, and more!

MCC Theater LET'S TALK Series Continues With Panel ABOUT THE JOURNEY: A CONVERSATION  Photo MCC Theater LET'S TALK Series Continues With Panel ABOUT THE JOURNEY: A CONVERSATION EXPLORING THE UNIQUE STORIES BEHIND THE MUSICALS OF TODAY
by Rebecca Russo - Oct 16, 2019

MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the next panel discussion as part of their a?oeLet's Talka?? series a?" a?oeAbout the Journey a?" A conversation exploring the unique stories behind the musicals of todaya?? a?" on October 19, 2019, at 5:15pm at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street).

Photo Flash: Michael Tucker's FERN HILL Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Flash: Michael Tucker's FERN HILL Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2019

59E59 Theaters is presenting the NYC premiere of FERN HILL, written by Michael Tucker and directed by Nadia Tass. Produced by Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions, Inc., FERN HILL began preview performances on Tuesday, September 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 20. The production opened on September 19. Scroll down for photos from the opening night party at The Bar Room.

Photo Flash: Inside DOCTOR ZHIVAGO at Cadogan Hall Photo Photo Flash: Inside DOCTOR ZHIVAGO at Cadogan Hall
by Julie Musbach - Sep 9, 2019

Doctor Zhivago made its UK concert debut starring Ramin Karimloo (Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lara Guishar) at Cadogan Hall, on 1 September, 2pm and 6.30pm. See photographs from the concert below!

Wake Up With BWW 9/3: Public Works' HERCULES Reviews, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/3: Public Works' HERCULES Reviews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019

Today's top stories: read the reviews for Public Works' Hercules, and more!

BWW Review: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Cadogan Hall Photo BWW Review: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Cadogan Hall
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 2, 2019

Boris Pasternak's 1957 novel Doctor Zhivago won its author a Nobel Prize for Literature and later spawned a lengthy (and fairly sluggish) film directed by David Lean in 1965. It took 41 years for the original material to be turned into a musical. Written by Lucy Simon (score), Michael Weller (book), Michael Korie and Amy Powers (lyrics), it then debuted on Broadway in 2015 in a massive production led by Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett, receiving a rather cold shoulders from critics.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents MCC Theater: SEARED by Theresa Rebeck Photo Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents MCC Theater: SEARED by Theresa Rebeck
by Julie Musbach - Aug 27, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Full Casting Announced For UK Concert Premiere Of DR ZHIVAGO, Starring Ramin Karimloo Photo Full Casting Announced For UK Concert Premiere Of DR ZHIVAGO, Starring Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2019

Lambert Jackson Productions today announce full casting for Dr Zhivago a?" The UK Concert Première. Joining the previously announced Ramin Karimloo (Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lara Guishar) are Rhys Bailey (Young Yurii, Sasha), Maisey Bawden (Olya), Isabella Djuve-Wood (Young Lara), Emma De-Anne Edwards (Anna Gromeko), Darcy Jacobs (Young Tonia), Kelly Mathieson (Tonia Gromeko), Charlie McCullagh (Pasha Antipov, Strelnikov), Matthew Woodyatt (Viktor Komarovksy), and Trinity Laban Musical Theatre as the ensemble. The production takes place at Cadogan Hall, on Sunday 1 September, 2pm and 6.30pm.

VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker Preview DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Concert Photo VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker Preview DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Concert
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Doctor Zhivago will make its UK concert premiere this September. The concert will star Ramin Karimloo (Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lara Guishar), with further casting to be announced, and will take place at Cadogan Hall, on 1 September, 2pm and 6.30pm. Karimloo and Schoenmaker recently gave a preview at The Theatre Cafe.

Patriarchy Run Rampant: A WELCOME GUEST at Contemporary American Theater Festival Photo Patriarchy Run Rampant: A WELCOME GUEST at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 11, 2019

Then the government, represented by its functionary Lucius (Michael Rogers), brings in Shimeus (Wade McCollum), a derelict of another sort, whimpering and traumatized by an arson that killed everyone else in his family. Lucius orders the Browns to harbor Shimeus as a guest. Almost immediately, however, Shimeus stops whimpering, and, more importantly, stops behaving like a guest, and more like an invader - well maybe not a declared invader but a lot like a space alien whose intentions toward neighbors aren't entirely clear but don't seem encouraging, a la the plant in Little Shop of Horrors.

Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker Will Lead UK Concert Premiere of DOCTOR ZHIVAG Photo Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker Will Lead UK Concert Premiere of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2019

Doctor Zhivago will make its UK concert premiere this September. The concert will star Ramin Karimloo (Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lara Guishar), with further casting to be announced, and takes place at Cadogan Hall, on 1 September, 2pm and 6.30pm.

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