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Ron has produced over 50 shows in New York and London in the past 25 years. He has Tony Awards and Olivier Awards to his credit for Side Man, The Real Thing, Hamlet and Spring Awakening. He is very happy to be working again with Ken Davenport on Michael Arden's amazing new production of Once On This ... (read more)
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Ron has produced over 50 shows in New York and London in the past 25 years. He has Tony Awards and Olivier Awards to his credit for Side Man, The Real Thing, Hamlet and Spring Awakening. He is very happy to be working again with Ken Davenport on Michael Arden's amazing new production of Once On This ... (read more)
Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List! 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. (more...)

THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations! 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. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL In its Final Weeks Of National Tour SHREK THE MUSICAL In its Final Weeks Of National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Shrek the Musical, the award-winning Broadway and West End smash hit enters its final weeks to complete a hugely successful second major tour of the UK and Ireland where it has now been seen by nearly 2.5 million people. Returning to the city where the very first UK tour started, audiences have just three weeks left to see the critically and publicly acclaimed production which opens tonight at Leeds Grand Theatre and must end on 6 January 2019. (more...)

Olivier Award Nominee Catherine McCormack Joins THE FERRYMAN Today Olivier Award Nominee Catherine McCormack Joins THE FERRYMAN Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Olivier Award nominee Catherine McCormack (All My Sons, Braveheart) will join the company of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, beginning Today, December 18. McCormack will make her Broadway debut in the role of "Mary Carney," which she first played in the London cast, when Genevieve O'Reilly departs the production on Sunday, December 16. (more...)

Michelle Williams to Depart ONCE ON THIS ISLAND; Lea Salonga Returns Dec 27 Michelle Williams to Depart ONCE ON THIS ISLAND; Lea Salonga Returns Dec 27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Michelle Williams has been advised by her doctors to take a leave of absence from performing. Lea Salonga, who originated the role in this production will play Erzulie from December 27 through its final performance on January 6. (more...)

Olivier Award Nominee Catherine McCormack Joins THE FERRYMAN December 18 Olivier Award Nominee Catherine McCormack Joins THE FERRYMAN December 18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Olivier Award nominee Catherine McCormack (All My Sons, Braveheart) will join the company of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, beginning Tuesday, December 18. McCormack will make her Broadway debut in the role of "Mary Carney," which she first played in the London cast, when Genevieve O'Reilly departs the production on Sunday, December 16. (more...)

The Story Ends: Tony-Winning Revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Close This January The Story Ends: Tony-Winning Revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Close This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

It was announced today that the Tony Award winning Best Revival will close on Sunday, January 6, 2019. When it closes this production will have played 29 previews and 458 performances. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Announces Week Long Fan Celebration, Including Prizes, Special Events, and More ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Announces Week Long Fan Celebration, Including Prizes, Special Events, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

The producers of Once On This Island announced today that in honor of one year on Broadway they will celebrate their fans during the week of October 29. From October 29- November 4, the production will be hosting special events, giving away exclusive prizes, and offering a 2-for-1 deal on tickets. Fans can redeem code: OOTIFB1 on TelechargeOffers.com or at the box office. (more...)

West End Hit THE FERRYMAN Begins Broadway Previews Tomorrow West End Hit THE FERRYMAN Begins Broadway Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The Broadway engagement of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, the critically acclaimed, wildly popular play directed by Sam Mendes, begins performances tomorrow at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street). The production will celebrate opening night on Sunday, October 21. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Announces Plush Goat Weekend Giveaway! ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Announces Plush Goat Weekend Giveaway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Once On This Island not only was a surprise winner at this year's Tony Awards when it took the Best Musical Revival Award, but its mascot goat, Sparky, became the darling of the night when it walked the red carpet. Now, you can have a piece of the show's caprine magic this Sunday, September 30 when the first 50 ticket buyers at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office take home a free plush toy goat. This offer is good for any performance and for all tickets $59.50 or more. One per purchase; not valid for lottery ticket buyers. (more...)

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Box Office Opens Today For THE FERRYMAN Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Box Office Opens Today For THE FERRYMAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office (242 W. 45th Street) is now open for Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman. The play, directed by Sam Mendes, arrives on Broadway this fall. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions, previews begin Tuesday, October 2 ahead of a Sunday, October 21 opening night. Tickets are also available at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Now On Sale Through September 2019 ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Now On Sale Through September 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Broadway's Once On This Island announced today that a new block of tickets are now on sale for the Tony Award winning production through September 2, 2019 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

Merle Dandridge to Return to ONCE ON THIS ISLAND for Limited Engagement Merle Dandridge to Return to ONCE ON THIS ISLAND for Limited Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

The producers of Broadway's Once On This Island announced today that Merle Dandridge will return to the Tony Nominated production for a limited time from June 18 - August 19. Current cast member Tamyra Gray will return as Papa Ge on August 20. (more...)

Breaking: West End Cast Will Reunite for THE FERRYMAN on Broadway; Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly & More Set to Star Breaking: West End Cast Will Reunite for THE FERRYMAN on Broadway; Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly & More Set to Star
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions have just announced initial casting for the Broadway engagement of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, which will feature most of the play's acclaimed London cast members on the Broadway stage. (more...)

Lea Salonga to Play Final Performance in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND on June 24; Darlesia Cearcy to Take Over Erzulie Lea Salonga to Play Final Performance in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND on June 24; Darlesia Cearcy to Take Over Erzulie
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

The producers of Broadway's Once On This Island announced today that Lea Salonga will play her final performance in the show on June 24. Current cast member Darlesia Cearcy will take over the role of Erzulie on June 25. (more...)

Broadway Cast Recording of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Now Available to Stream Broadway Cast Recording of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Now Available to Stream
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Beginning today, the New Broadway Cast Recording of Once On This Island is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music. The album is currently available for purchase at www.BroadwayRecords.com, www.Amazon.com and at Circle in the Square Theatre. (more...)

First Look At Amelia Lily In SHREK THE MUSICAL First Look At Amelia Lily In SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

There's a new princess in town! Actor and recording artist Amelia Lily takes on the iconic role of Princess Fiona in the smash hit SHREK THE MUSICAL® as the new critically acclaimed production continues on a major UK and Ireland tour through to January 2019, arriving at Stoke's Regent Theatre this week. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For Broadway's THE FERRYMAN; Opening October 21 Tickets Now On Sale For Broadway's THE FERRYMAN; Opening October 21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions are pleased to confirm that tickets for the Broadway engagement of Jez Butterworth's acclaimed new play The Ferryman go on sale today (March 5th) at 10AM through www.telecharge.com. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman will begin previews Tuesday, October 2nd at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street, New York) ahead of the opening night on Sunday, October 21st. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast Album Released Today ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast Album Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Today, Broadway Records released the New Broadway Cast Recording of Once On This Island on CD and digitally through most major music retailers. The album is currently available at www.BroadwayRecords.com, www.Amazon.com and at Circle in the Square Theatre. (more...)

West End's THE FERRYMAN Will Transfer to Broadway This Fall West End's THE FERRYMAN Will Transfer to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions will transfer Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, to Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street, New York) in October 2018. (more...)

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