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The Public Theater Will Begin Previews for MEASURE FOR MEASURE Monday, November 18 Photo The Public Theater Will Begin Previews for MEASURE FOR MEASURE Monday, November 18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's production of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE on Monday, November 18. Directed by LA Williams, the free sit-down run of MEASURE FOR MEASURE follows a three-week tour to the five boroughs that brought Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. MEASURE FOR MEASURE will run through Sunday, December 8 with an official press opening on Friday, November 22.

Complete Casting Announced For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY on Broadway - Austin Scott Photo Complete Casting Announced For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY on Broadway - Austin Scott and More Join!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

Complete casting has been announced today for the Broadway production of the hit musical Girl from the North Country. Austin Scott, star of FX's a?oePosea?? and Hamilton, will join the company in the role of Joe Scott. Also announced are new ensemble members Jennifer Blood, Law Terrell Dunford, and Chiara Trentalange.

The Public Theater Has Released Full Line-Up For 16th Annual Under the Radar Festival Photo The Public Theater Has Released Full Line-Up For 16th Annual Under the Radar Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the full line-up today for the 16th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 8-19, 2020. This popular and highly-anticipated festival of The Public's winter season will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Australia, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Palestine, Taiwan, and the U.K. Curated by UTR Festival Director Mark Russell, this year's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL continues to expand to venues throughout New York City, in addition to The Public Theater's home at Astor Place. Tickets can be accessed now for Public Theater Supporters and Partners. 

De Blasio Administration Announces New IDNYC Program Benefits Ahead Of Five Year Ann Photo De Blasio Administration Announces New IDNYC Program Benefits Ahead Of Five Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

The de Blasio Administration today announced the launch of the IDNYC renewal campaign, new and returning benefit partners, and the IDNYC Middle School Card. With the fifth anniversary of the IDNYC program approaching and the first set of cards set to expire beginning in January 2020, the program has also introduced a new card design and a comprehensive, citywide advertising and targeted outreach campaign to promote renewals. IDNYC is the largest and most successful municipal ID program in the country with over 1.3 million cardholders.

Public Theater Will Extend FOR COLORED GIRLS Through 12/8 Photo Public Theater Will Extend FOR COLORED GIRLS Through 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the third extension of the revival of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, written by legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange. Directed by Obie Award winner Leah C. Gardiner with choreography by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF began performances on Tuesday, October 8 in The Public's Martinson Hall and officially opened on Tuesday, October 22. In its third extension, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 17, and will now run through Sunday, December 8.

Breaking: Mare Winningham, Todd Almond, Caitlin Houlahan & More Will Return for GIRL  Photo Breaking: Mare Winningham, Todd Almond, Caitlin Houlahan & More Will Return for GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Casting has been announced today for the Broadway production of the hit musical Girl from the North Country. Reprising their roles from the production at The Public Theater will be Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Tom Nelis, Tony Award nominee David Pittu, Colton Ryan, John Schiappa, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Tony/Academy Award nominee & two-time Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham. Joining the production in the role of Nick Laine will be Jay O. Sanders. Complete casting will be announced soon.

Public Theater Free Mobile Unit Returns With MEASURE FOR MEASURE Photo Public Theater Free Mobile Unit Returns With MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to venues across the city of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by LA Williams. The Mobile Unit's free tour (October 24-November 16) brings Shakespeare and other works to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community organizations. Following the tour to the five boroughs, there will also be a free three-week engagement of MEASURE FOR MEASURE in The Public's Shiva Theater running Monday, November 18 through Sunday, December 8, with an official press opening on Friday, November 22.

Up On The Marquee: SEA WALL / A LIFE Heads To The Hudson Theatre Photo Up On The Marquee: SEA WALL / A LIFE Heads To The Hudson Theatre
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2019

See the brand-new marquee for SEA WALL / A LIFE at the Hudson Theatre!

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Not Being Nervous for SEA WALL / A LIFE Photo VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Not Being Nervous for SEA WALL / A LIFE
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night to talk about starring in Sea Wall / A Life, which is opening on Broadway this Friday.

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Says Love Conquers All in SEA WALL / A LIFE Photo VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Says Love Conquers All in SEA WALL / A LIFE
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal was a guest on today's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about the play he will be starring in on Broadway, Sea Wall/A Life.

Photo Flash: Jake Gyllenhaal And Tom Sturridge Stop By To Check Out The New Marquee F Photo Photo Flash: Jake Gyllenhaal And Tom Sturridge Stop By To Check Out The New Marquee For SEA WALL / A LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

Yesterday when the front of house for SEA WALL / A LIFE went up at the Hudson Theatre, the play's stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge dropped by to check out their brand-new marquee!

The Public Theater Begins Performances For New York Premiere Of MOJADA Photo The Public Theater Begins Performances For New York Premiere Of MOJADA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

 The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances for the New York premiere of MOJADA on Tuesday, July 2 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview in The Public's LuEsther Hall. Written by MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro and directed by Obie Award-winning directorChay Yew, MOJADA is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself. MOJADA will run through Sunday, August 11, with an official press opening on Wednesday, July 17.

Wake Up With BWW 6/21: THE MINUTES and SLAVE PLAY Will Come to Broadway, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/21: THE MINUTES and SLAVE PLAY Will Come to Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2019

Today's top stories: The Minutes and Slave Play will both come to Broadway, Be More Chill announces closing date, Ian McKellen will come to Broadway for one night only, and more!

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, Roger Bart & More Will Star in Public Wor Photo Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, Roger Bart & More Will Star in Public Works' HERCULES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced casting for the Public Works' musical adaptation of HERCULES with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel, book by Kristoffer Diaz, and directed by Lear deBessonet, running for seven nights for free, August 31­September 8 at The Delacorte Theater. Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw, and Irene Mecchi and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, HERCULES will feature over 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs and features choreography by Chase Brock, as well as additional new songs by Menken and Zippel for this Public Works production in addition to six songs from the film's beloved Academy Award-nominated score.

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Sings Whitney Houston Parody on THE LATE LATE SHOW Photo VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Sings Whitney Houston Parody on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2019

On Tuesday night's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, James becomes distracted dring his London edition of Dogs in Sunglasses. He starts to think of Jake Gyllenhaal, who had to cancel his appearance on the show. James starts to sing an an ode to the talented, kind and handsome actor, in the style of Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Love of All,' but then he's greeted by a surprise when Jake Gyllenhaal makes a special appearance.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Comes to Broadway's Belasco Theatre in February 2020 Photo GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Comes to Broadway's Belasco Theatre in February 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

After its hit runs at The Public Theater, The Old Vic London, and in the West End, Girl from the North Country will come to Broadway, beginning performances on Friday, February 7 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) with the opening night set for Thursday, March 5.  

Public Theater Announces Additional Casting For Free Public Forum: QUEER & NOW Photo Public Theater Announces Additional Casting For Free Public Forum: QUEER & NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced additional casting today for the special, free one-night-only event, PUBLIC FORUM: QUEER & NOW, on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and WorldPride in New York City, Public Forum adds its voice to the chorus of LGBTQ+ artists, activists, and organizers fighting for a better tomorrow, today.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/8/2019
by - Jun 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/8/2019.

Previews For WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME Begin 6/13 At The Public The Photo Previews For WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME Begin 6/13 At The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances for the acclaimed production WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME on Thursday, June 13 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview.

Photo Coverage: Ladies Unite at WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC Gala Photo Photo Coverage: Ladies Unite at WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 4, 2019

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, it celebrated those who shaped our past and guide our future. 

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