Crew Announced For RIVERA'S LOVESONG (IMPERFECT)Crew Announced For RIVERA'S LOVESONG (IMPERFECT)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

It takes a village to create a masterpiece. OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work at the East Village's arts haven, The theater at the 14th Street Y. (more...)

BWW Interview: Avery Sommers in FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS at Laurie Beechman TheatreBWW Interview: Avery Sommers in FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS at Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Amy Oestreicher - Oct 16, 2019

Avery Sommers has had a fantastic career so far, appearing on Broadway in Ain't Misbehavin', Show Boat, Chicago, and Platinum. Now, the versatile performer makes her New York solo debut in an extraordinary collection from the Great American Songbook. In this BWW Exclusive Interview, Sommers talks about the inspiration behind For Sentimental Reasons. (more...)

Lillias White Returns to The Green Room 42 for Holiday ConcertLillias White Returns to The Green Room 42 for Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will welcome back Tony Award winner Lillias White in a special new holiday concert a?oeA Lillias White Christmasa?? for three performances this season. The shows will take place on Friday, December 13 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 PM; and Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Casting Announced For Goodman Theatre's Free New Stages FestivalCasting Announced For Goodman Theatre's Free New Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Casting is complete for the two a?oedevelopmental productionsa?? featured in Goodman Theatre's 16th annual New Stages Festivala?"a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. (more...)

Planet Connections Announces Ten Dark DittiesPlanet Connections Announces Ten Dark Ditties
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Planet Connections Announces Its Directors Repertory for 'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day' presented by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; performing Thursdays and Fridays, February 6 - 21 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York City. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Limited-Engagement Run of GOLDEN BOYWaterTower Theatre Announces Limited-Engagement Run of GOLDEN BOY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019

WaterTower Theatre will round out its 2019-2020 season with a special limited-engagement, concert-style production of the inspiring 1960s musical Golden Boy. Adapted from the 1930s drama by Clifford Odets, and featuring a book by Odets and William Gibson, Golden Boy tells the story of Joe Wellington, a young black man trying to rise from the Harlem ghetto as a prizefighter. Wellington, originated on Broadway in 1964 by the iconic Sammy Davis, Jr., is enticed by the boxing world's promise of fame and fortune, but he makes one critical mistake: falling for his manager's white girlfriend, Lorna. (more...)

Creative Cauldron Announces Its 2019-20 SeasonCreative Cauldron Announces Its 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

2019-20 Season marks Creative Cauldron's eleventh season of programming at ArtSpace Falls Church.  The diverse season offerings include live theater, concerts and cabarets. The season kicks off in October with the regional premiere of Disenchanted, a hilarious musical that takes a second look at the real world fates of fairytale princesses.  Madeline's Christmas returns once more to ring in the holiday season and Crowns, the inspirational gospel musical celebrating the resilient, hat-wearing sisters of the south, takes the stage in February.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Celebrate Broadway Veterans Stephanie Pope and Aarne Lofgren's Wedding!Photo Flash: Stars Celebrate Broadway Veterans Stephanie Pope and Aarne Lofgren's Wedding!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

Family and friends, including some of Broadways best and brightest all came out to celebrate the marriage of Broadway veterans, Stephanie Pope and Aarne Lofgren. (more...)

Mary McDonnell to Star in GLORIA: A LIFE at McCarter Theatre CenterMary McDonnell to Star in GLORIA: A LIFE at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Two-time Academy Award nominee Mary McDonnell has been cast in the title role of Gloria Steinem in Emily' Mann's Gloria: A Life, the opening production in McCarter Theatre Center's 2019-2020 Theater Series.  (more...)

Vintage Theatre Presents CROWNSVintage Theatre Presents CROWNS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Vintage Theatre presents "Crowns" June 28* through August 4 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 - $38 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Cast for THE NINTH ANNUAL     SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVALRed Bull Theater Announces Cast for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their ninth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Kia Corthron and Marcus Gardley, alongside six brand new plays that have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country: Kate Abbruzzese, Terry Glaser, Eric Pfeffinger, Bridgette Dutta Portman, David Lerner Schwartz, Sofya Levitsky Weitz, and Matthew Wells. (more...)

BWW Review: OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater is an Insightful Musical Story-A Summer Must-SeeBWW Review: OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater is an Insightful Musical Story-A Summer Must-See
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 18, 2019

TRT now has a marvelous musical journey on stage as a grand finale to their 20182019 Season. Oo-Bla-Dee, written by Regina Taylor, features original lyrics by Taylor and original music by composerorchestrator, Diedre L. Murray. The choreography is by Kenneth L. Roberson and the musical direction is by George Caldwell, with vocal arrangements by Carol Maillard. Ruben Santiago-Hudson expertly directs the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Regina Taylor, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marva Hicks, Lori Tan Chinn And More Celebrate OO-BLA-DEE Opening Night At Two RiverPhoto Flash: Regina Taylor, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marva Hicks, Lori Tan Chinn And More Celebrate OO-BLA-DEE Opening Night At Two River
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019

Two River Theater presents Oo-Bla-Dee, written by Regina Taylor, featuring original lyrics by Taylor and original music by composer/orchestrator Diedre L. Murray, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The choreography is by Kenneth L. Roberson and the music direction is by George Caldwell, with vocal arrangements by Carol Maillard. (more...)

The Flea Theater Announces New Resident DirectorsThe Flea Theater Announces New Resident Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

The Flea Theater is proud to announce the addition of six new Resident Directors to its intensive practicum for early-career directors. Rebecca Aparicio, Jake Beckhard, Daniella Caggiano, Lauren DeLeon, Will Steinberger, and Raz Golden will join the current group of Resident Directors.  (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Selections for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVALRed Bull Theater Announces Selections for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for their ninth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Kia Corthron and Marcus Gardley, alongside six brand new plays that have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country: Kate Abbruzzese, Terry Glaser, Eric Pfeffinger, BrIdgette Dutta Portman, David Lerner Schwartz, Sofya Levitsky Weitz, and Matthew Wells. (more...)

World Premiere Musical BLISS Joins The Lineup For The 5th's 19/20 SeasonWorld Premiere Musical BLISS Joins The Lineup For The 5th's 19/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

The 5th Avenue Theatre is announcing a change in its 2019/20 season lineup. The world premiere of an original new musical, Bliss, will replace the previously announced Stu for Silverton in early 2020. Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry said, "Even though we do not like to make changes after we have announced our season, we are very proud of the hundreds of thousands of audience members who come to The 5th each year and understand that this is sometimes part of the process of being one of the leading theaters in the country producing new musicals." (more...)

Photo Flash: Two River Theatre Presents OO-BLA-DEEPhoto Flash: Two River Theatre Presents OO-BLA-DEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

Two River Theater presents Oo-Bla-Dee, written by Regina Taylor, featuring original lyrics by Taylor and original music by composer/orchestrator Diedre L. Murray, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The choreography is by Kenneth L. Roberson and the music direction is by George Caldwell, with vocal arrangements by Carol Maillard. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, and National Disability Theatre Join Forces For Performance Outreach Program, New Work, and MoreLa Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, and National Disability Theatre Join Forces For Performance Outreach Program, New Work, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the appointment of National Disability Theatre (NDT) Co-Executive Directors Talleri A. McRae and Mickey Rowe as the Playhouse's 2019/2020 Artists-in-Residence. (more...)

Acclaimed Director Kimberly Senior Joins Goodman Theatre's Artistic CollectiveAcclaimed Director Kimberly Senior Joins Goodman Theatre's Artistic Collective
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

Artistic Director Robert Falls has named Kimberly Senior the newest member of Goodman Theatre's Artistic Collective-ten American theater artists whose work has cemented the theater's international reputation for excellence over three decades. The Collective, which Falls established when he became Artistic Director, currently includes award-winning playwrights, directors and actors: Brian Dennehy, Rebecca Gilman, Henry Godinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Steve Scott, Chuck Smith, Regina Taylor, Henry Wishcamper and Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amber Iman OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater 6/8 to 6/30BWW Interview: Amber Iman OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater 6/8 to 6/30
by Marina Kennedy - May 27, 2019

TRT closes their 20182019 season with 'Oo-Bla-Dee' by Regina Taylor from June 8 to June 30. The production is directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and features original music by Diedre L. Murray with original lyrics by Regina Taylor. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Amber Iman who is playing Luna C in the show. (more...)

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