Obie & Drama Desk Winner Deirdre O'Connell to Star in TERMINUS at Next Door at NYTWObie & Drama Desk Winner Deirdre O'Connell to Star in TERMINUS at Next Door at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Monk Parrots announce casting for their New York premiere of Gabriel Jason Dean's (Princeton Hodder Fellow, Dramatist's Guild Fellowship, Broadway Blacklist) critically acclaimed play TERMINUS, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (The Other Thing, Don't Go Gentle, Soldier X, Hoodoo Love, The Pavilion). TERMINUS runs from February 17 - March 10, 2018 in a limited engagement at NEXT DOOR at NYTW, located at 83 East 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue in New York City. Previews begin February 17 for a February 20 opening. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and More, on BroadwayTickets on Sale Today for Second Stage's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and More, on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Wednesday, December 13 at 1 PM ET for Second Stage Theater's Broadway premiere of KENNETH LONERGAN's LOBBY HERO, directed by TRIP CULLMAN and starring MICHAEL CERA, CHRIS EVANS, BRIAN TYREE HENRY, and BEL POWLEY. (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETYJack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage Theater's CARDINALTickets on Sale Today for Second Stage Theater's CARDINAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Thursday, December 7, for the world premiere production of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

Stan Zimmerman's RIGHT BEFORE I GO. Raises Suicide Awareness in NYC TonightStan Zimmerman's RIGHT BEFORE I GO. Raises Suicide Awareness in NYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Producers R. Erin Craig, La Vie Productions, Amy Blavin, The Diane Orley Mental Wellness Institute, Jane Dubin, and One Company present prolific television writer and producer Stan Zimmerman's Right Before I Go., making its New York City premiere with a benefit performance tonight, November 2, 2017 at Town Hall (123 W 43rd Street). (more...)

Bel Powley Rounds Out Cast of Second Stage's LOBBY HERO on BroadwayBel Powley Rounds Out Cast of Second Stage's LOBBY HERO on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Bel Powley will join the previously announced Michael Cera, Chris Evans, and Brian Tyree Henry, to complete the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Becky Ann Baker, Adam Pally and More to Star in CARDINAL at Second StageAnna Chlumsky, Becky Ann Baker, Adam Pally and More to Star in CARDINAL at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, Cardinal, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Adds Final Week at Second Stage TheaterTORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Adds Final Week at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Due to overwhelmingly strong ticket sales, the critically acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has added one final week of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Saturday, December 9 and will not be able to extend further. (more...)

BWW Review: MTW Mounts a Winning IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Review: MTW Mounts a Winning IN THE HEIGHTS
by Don Grigware - Oct 23, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony and Grammy Award-winning show In the Heights had a lot to shout about when it played Broadway in 2008...in fact, it still does. First of all, it's a musical with and about Latinos - way overdue -plus it has a terrific book with a heartwarming storyline about a closely knit community. That's right, a real community, one that boasts a bevy of exceedingly real and likeable characters. Miranda also created a varied score with ballads & traditional pop melodies and salsa meshed together with rap. MTW brings In the Heights to The Carpenter Center with a dynamite cast and slick direction by Benjamin Perez . It's full-out, enjoyable fare! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Tonight at Second StageHarvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, directed by Mois s Kaufman, opens tonight at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). The production will play an extended run through Sunday, December 3. (more...)

Stan Zimmerman's RIGHT BEFORE I GO. Slates NYC Performance for Suicide AwarenessStan Zimmerman's RIGHT BEFORE I GO. Slates NYC Performance for Suicide Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Producers R. Erin Craig, La Vie Productions, Amy Blavin, The Diane Orley Mental Wellness Institute, Jane Dubin, and One Company announced today that prolific television writer and producer Stan Zimmerman's Right Before I Go. will make its New York City premiere with a benefit performance on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Town Hall (123 W 43rd Street). (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Creators Quiara A. Hudes & Lin-Manuel Miranda Ask to Remove Musical from The Weinstein CompanyIN THE HEIGHTS Creators Quiara A. Hudes & Lin-Manuel Miranda Ask to Remove Musical from The Weinstein Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Quiara Alegria Hudes, who was nominated for a 2007 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama for writing the book for Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS, has requested The Weinstein Company relinquish its ties to the show. (more...)

DAYBREAK World Premiere Headlines Pan Asian Rep's 41st SeasonDAYBREAK World Premiere Headlines Pan Asian Rep's 41st Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre has announced today its 41st Season of expanding on themes of social justice and historical amnesia with the return engagement of the critically acclaimed play No-No Boy by Ken Narasaki, adapted from the novel by John Okado, directed by Ron Nakahara, and the world premiere of the new play Daybreak by Joyce Van Dyke, directed by Lucie Tiberghien. (more...)

Second Stage's Broadway Renovation Receives Over $14M from the CitySecond Stage's Broadway Renovation Receives Over $14M from the City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council, Manhattan Borough President's Office, and Second Stage Theater today announced that the renovation of the historic Hayes Theater in Midtown Manhattan received $2.35 million in new funding added in this year's City budget. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Begins Tonight at Second StageHarvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, Starring Michael Urie, Begins Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song was recently extended for two additional weeks of performances at Second Stage Theater and will now play through Sunday, December 3. Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song begins previews tonight, September 26, and officially opens on October 19 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

SCTC Adds David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD to Season 13SCTC Adds David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD to Season 13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The South Camden Theatre Company Board of Directors made some changes to the times we produce our seasons. Season 13, Celebrating Women Playwrights now opens in February, 2018 instead of September 2017. (more...)

James A. Rocco and Alberto Justiniano Collaborate on IN THE HEIGHTS at the OrdwayJames A. Rocco and Alberto Justiniano Collaborate on IN THE HEIGHTS at the Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

James A. Rocco, Broadway veteran and Producing Artistic Director of The Ordway, and Alberto Justiniano, Founding Member and Artistic Director of Teatro del Pueblo, conclude a creative collaboration with Friday, September 15th opening of Lin Manuel-Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS at The Ordway. IN THE HEIGHTS opened on Broadway in 2008 and won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Choreography, Orchestration, and Score. Lin Manuel-Miranda wrote the music and lyrics and Quiara Alegria Hudes wrote the book. The show explores the cultural integrity of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood as American-born children of immigrants struggle to balance the importance of tradition with the inevitability of change. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage TheaterHarvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Sunday, December 3. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Olney Theatre Center - Come for the Fireworks!BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Olney Theatre Center - Come for the Fireworks!
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2017

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Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESecret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

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