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Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List! Photo Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge Send Call Out to Fans of SEA WALL/A LIFE Photo VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge Send Call Out to Fans of SEA WALL/A LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

As previously announced, Sea Wall / A Life, which recently played to sold-out audiences at The Public Theater, will open on Broadway this summer. Now, stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge are asking fans to share their experiences at the show downtown in advance of it coming to Broadway.

Jenn Colella, Annaleigh Ashford & More Will Take Part in WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC Gala Photo Jenn Colella, Annaleigh Ashford & More Will Take Part in WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham; Board Chair, Arielle Tepper) announced casting today for The Public's Annual Gala, WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC onMonday, June 3 at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, the highly-anticipated summer gala under the stars will celebrate those who shaped our past and guide our future. The evening of dinner and performances at the Delacorte Theater will be hosted by Gala Co-ChairsKathryn Chenault, Faith Gay, Suzan-Lori Parks, Julie Rice, and Lauren Rosenkranz.

Photo Flash: The Public's Mobile Unit Celebrates Opening Night of THE TEMPEST Photo Photo Flash: The Public's Mobile Unit Celebrates Opening Night of THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement through 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 spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, directed by Laurie Woolery.

VIDEO: First Look at Jake Gyllenhaal in the Broadway Engagement of SEA WALL/A LIFE Photo VIDEO: First Look at Jake Gyllenhaal in the Broadway Engagement of SEA WALL/A LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

As previously announced, Sea Wall / A Life, which recently played to sold-out audiences at The Public Theater, will open on Broadway this summer.

Breaking: SEA WALL/A LIFE, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge, Will Transfer to Photo Breaking: SEA WALL/A LIFE, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge, Will Transfer to Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

According to the New York Times, Sea Wall / A LIFE, written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne respectively and directed by Carrie Cracknell, will transfer to Broadway next season. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge, it will begin performances on July 26 and will open on August 8. The limited engagement will conclude on September 29.

THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations! Photo THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.

Jake Shimabukuro Comes to Joe's Pub Photo Jake Shimabukuro Comes to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Jake Shimabukuro comes to Joe's Pub, Monday, May 6 at 7PM and 9:30PM, and Tuesday, May 7 at 7PM and 9:30PM. Tickets are $25-$55.

Onassis Festival 2019 Participants And Programming Added Photo Onassis Festival 2019 Participants And Programming Added
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The Public Theater and Onassis USA today announced additional FREE programming and participants for the ONASSIS FESTIVAL 2019: DEMOCRACY IS COMING, running April 10-28 at The Public Theater and also La MaMa. Actors Phylicia Rashad and Andre Holland, performer/singer-songwriter Diana Oh, architect Elizabeth Diller, author Siri Hustvedt, and Kostis Velonis' art installation Life Without Tragedy join the Festival lineup.

The Public's Mobile Unit Returns With THE TEMPEST Photo The Public's Mobile Unit Returns With THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement through 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 spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, directed by Laurie Woolery. Now in its ninth year, the Mobile Unit's free tour (April 4-27) 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 venues.

Public Theater Sues Public Hotel for Trademark Infringement Photo Public Theater Sues Public Hotel for Trademark Infringement
by Paul Smith - Feb 22, 2019

A similar logo, name and similar events has led to The Public Theater suing the Public hotel. 

The Public Theater Announces Line-Up And Casting For Sixth Season Of Public Studio Photo The Public Theater Announces Line-Up And Casting For Sixth Season Of Public Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Public Theater announced the sixth season of PUBLIC STUDIO today, which will present two new works this spring. Continuing The Public's commitment to nurturing new playwrights, the two productions will run in succession in The Public's Shiva Theater and be presented as pared-down productions with the low ticket price of $15. This vital program continues The Public's mission of making new work by emerging artists accessible to all audiences.

Lee Wilkof & More Join Cast of Public Theater's SOCRATES Photo Lee Wilkof & More Join Cast of Public Theater's SOCRATES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of SOCRATES, written by acclaimed actor, director, and writer Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes and anchoring the Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy is Coming, SOCRATES will begin previews on Tuesday, April 2, with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance on Wednesday, April 3 in The Public's Martinson Hall. This powerful new play runs through Sunday, May 19, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 16.

Wake Up With BWW 2/7: The Public Will Stage HERCULES, KING KONG in Japan, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/7: The Public Will Stage HERCULES, KING KONG in Japan, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! One day more until Friday! Power through the rest of your week by catching up on the top Broadway news!

Public Theater's 2019 Shakespeare in the Park Season Will Include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTH Photo Public Theater's 2019 Shakespeare in the Park Season Will Include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CORIOLANUS and HERCULES!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the line-up today for the 2019 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 57-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joseph Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community.

Live Arts Presents Bill T. Jones & Oskar Eustis In Conversation Photo Live Arts Presents Bill T. Jones & Oskar Eustis In Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Legendary choreographer, National Medal of Arts (2013) and MacArthur "Genius" Award (1994) recipient, and artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones welcomes a discussion with Oskar Eustis-Artistic Director of New York's Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musicals Fun Home and Hamilton. As both leaders in the arts world and change-makers, Jones and Eustis delve into the responsibilities of both arts organizations and artists.

Joe's Pub At The Public Theater Announces 2019 Class Of JOE'S PUB WORKING GROUP Photo Joe's Pub At The Public Theater Announces 2019 Class Of JOE'S PUB WORKING GROUP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Joe's Pub, a program and venue of The Public Theater, announces the new class of Joe's Pub Working Group (JPWG), the venue's artist development program dedicated to enhancing the career sustainability and growth of performing artists. Entering its fifth year, JPWG welcomes five artists performer and songwriter Migguel Anggelo, composter and vocalist Trevor Bachman, comedian and performance artist Becca Blackwell, jazz musician and composer Yacine Boulares, and singer-songwriter Treya Lam as the core group that represents the diversity and scope of the nightly programming at Joe's Pub.

Public Theater Announces Lineup for Onassis Festival 2019 Photo Public Theater Announces Lineup for Onassis Festival 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Public Theater and Onassis USA today announced the wide-ranging line-up for the ONASSIS FESTIVAL 2019: DEMOCRACY IS COMING running April 10-28, 2019 at The Public Theater and also La MaMa.

Sandra Bernhard And More Come To Close Out 2018 At Joe's Pub Photo Sandra Bernhard And More Come To Close Out 2018 At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The holidays continue! Joe's Pub presents year round favorites but with sparkles and extra glamour. And of course, the beloved Sandra Bernhard is here to lead us into the New Year!

Spring Lineup Announced For Public Forum And Public Shakespeare Initiative at the Pub Photo Spring Lineup Announced For Public Forum And Public Shakespeare Initiative at the Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) has announced the Public Forum and Public Shakespeare Initiative spring line-up that will explore the intersection of art, ideas, and action and illuminate the study and performance of Shakespeare's works. Highlights of the upcoming season include a collaboration with The Metropolitan Opera; a conversation on the experiences of the Black Community with Black Lives Matter co-founder/artist Patrisse Cullors, Activist Angela Davis, and actress Yara Shahidi from "black-ish"; an in-depth discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks; the continuation of monthly Civic Salon gatherings, and more.

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