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Joél Pérez, Brandon J. Dirden & More Complete Cast for TAKE ME OUT on Broadway Joél Pérez, Brandon J. Dirden & More Complete Cast for TAKE ME OUT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Take Me Out has found its full Broadway cast! Second Stage Theater has announced full casting for the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out. Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Will Harrison, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, and Joél Pérez will join previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). (more...)

Mirage Theatre Company Presents Staged Reading Performance Of  BROKEN DOLLS Mirage Theatre Company Presents Staged Reading Performance Of BROKEN DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Mirage Theatre Company has commissioned New Dramatists playwright Melisa Tien to create 'Broken Dolls,' an original theater work about the trafficking of women. As part of its New Blood readings series, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present a staged reading of the play, adapted and directed by June Prager, Mirage Theatre Company's Artistic Director, on October 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

GRACE AND FRANKIE Makes History As Netflix's Longest-Running Series With Final Season Order GRACE AND FRANKIE Makes History As Netflix's Longest-Running Series With Final Season Order
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Netflix announced today that Grace and Frankie has been renewed for a seventh and final season. With this final 16-episode order, Grace and Frankie, produced by Skydance Television, will make history as the longest-running Netflix original series ever, out of both comedy and drama, with 94 episodes. (more...)

Broadway Press Agent Bob Ullman Passes Away at 97 Broadway Press Agent Bob Ullman Passes Away at 97
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Robert ('Bob') Ullman (left), the legendary theatre press agent, whose career included Ethel Merman and Mary Martin: Together on Broadway, A Chorus Line (from workshop to Public Theater to Broadway), Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in The Visit, Lauren Bacall in Cactus Flower, The Dining Room, Driving Miss Daisy, Sunday in the Park with George, and over 150 additional Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals, died on July 31, 2019 in Bayshore, Long Island, New York. He was 97. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. Bob's death was announced by Rev. Joshua Ellis, a long-time Ullman friend, a former Broadway press agent, and now, an Interspiritual minister. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CORIOLANUS Takes Opening Night Bows in Central Park! Photo Coverage: CORIOLANUS Takes Opening Night Bows in Central Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 6, 2019

 The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of CORIOLANUS, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opened just last night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. We're taking you inside the big night below! (more...)

World Premiere Of SAFE SPACE Opens In Previews Tomorrow World Premiere Of SAFE SPACE Opens In Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE begins tomorrow, June 25, and runs through July 21. This is a new play by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). (more...)

BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA! BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 13, 2019

The Actors Fund in Los Angeles celebrated Broadway's Biggest Night at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Gala on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by Leslie Jordan, this year's star-studded gala honored Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award® winner Lily Tomlin with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling and Paul Preston of Digital Mind Productions were on hand for the festivities which included coverage of the evening's red-carpet arrivals, cocktail hour, gala dinner, live performances, silent auction, and the West Coast's exclusive live feed of the 2019 Tony Awards® broadcast from New York City.  (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl And Cast Of SAFE SPACE Now In Rehearsal For Run At Bay Street Theater Mercedes Ruehl And Cast Of SAFE SPACE Now In Rehearsal For Run At Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast of SAFE SPACE (June 25 - July 21) is now in rehearsal.The new play is by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The play will star Mercedes Ruehl (Torch Song, Hustlers, Bay Street's Viva la Vida!), Sasha Diamond (Blindspot, The Romanoffs, Murphy Brown) and Rodney Richardson (The Day Shall Come, CBS's FBI, Somebody's Daughter). Tickets are now on sale by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.  The Box Office is open daily from 11 am - show time. (more...)

Breaking: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Return to Broadway Next Season in TAKE ME OUT Breaking: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Return to Broadway Next Season in TAKE ME OUT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Second Stage Theater has just announced that JESSE TYLER FERGUSON will co-star opposite the previously announced Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). Ferguson will play the role of Mason Marzac, the money manager who develops a surprising and all-encompassing love for baseball. (more...)

Photos and Video: Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award Photos and Video: Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2019

This weekend, Glenda Jackson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lillys, an organization that honors women in the theater. Jackson was honored onstage following a performance of King Lear, by her costar Elizabeth Marvel. (more...)

BroadwayHD Shines With Major Star Power In May As It Debuts New Productions BroadwayHD Shines With Major Star Power In May As It Debuts New Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

What does an archive considered to be "the crown jewels" of public and network television and Anton Chekhov have in common? They are all headed to BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, in May.  This month, BroadwayHD will be adding a selection of premier titles from the Broadway Digital Archive, which brings together Broadway plays and great works of literature produced for television over the past five decades.  (more...)

VIDEO: KING LEAR's Ruth Wilson Recalls Having to Stop a Performance When An Audience Member Fainted VIDEO: KING LEAR's Ruth Wilson Recalls Having to Stop a Performance When An Audience Member Fainted
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

'King Lear' star Ruth Wilson was a guest on last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During the interview, Wilson recalled when she was in the show 'Header' at the National Theatre and she had to think fast during a live performance when someone from the audience called out, 'Is there a doctor in the house?' (more...)

Danielle Brooks To Lead Cast Of Shakespeare In The Park MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Danielle Brooks To Lead Cast Of Shakespeare In The Park MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, the beloved comedy will officially open on Tuesday, June 11 and will run through Sunday, June 23. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Glenda Jackson and More Celebrate Opening Night of KING LEAR Photo Coverage: Glenda Jackson and More Celebrate Opening Night of KING LEAR
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 5, 2019

This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, opened last night at the Cort Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7, 2019. (more...)

Review Roundup: KING LEAR Starring Glenda Jackson Opens On Broadway Review Roundup: KING LEAR Starring Glenda Jackson Opens On Broadway
by Review Roundups - Apr 4, 2019

This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, opens tonight at the Cort Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7, 2019. (more...)

BWW Flashback: The History of KING LEAR BWW Flashback: The History of KING LEAR
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2019

King Lear is making its triumphant return to Broadway, starring Glenda Jackson in a gender-swapped version of the title role. As we gear up for this revival, let's take a look back on some notable Lears past... (more...)

Meet the Cast of ALL MY SONS- Now in Previews! Meet the Cast of ALL MY SONS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019

Arthur Miller's All My Sons begins preview performances tonight, April 4, 2019, and opens officially on Monday, April 22, 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Glenda Jackson & More in KING LEAR on Broadway! Photo Flash: First Look at Glenda Jackson & More in KING LEAR on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, will open tomorrow, April 4, 2019 at the Cort Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7, 2019. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre's ACTUALLY WE'RE F** KED Extends Through April 21 Cherry Lane Theatre's ACTUALLY WE'RE F** KED Extends Through April 21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

Cherry Lane Theatre proudly announces that its current production of ACTUALLY, WE'RE F**KED, which opened on March 7 and initially set to run through April 7, will now extend its run through April 21, 2019. ACTUALLY, WE'RE F**KED is a new play by Matt Williams and directed by John Pasquin. (more...)

Michael Arden, John McGinty & More Join Glenda Jackson in KING LEAR on Broadway! Michael Arden, John McGinty & More Join Glenda Jackson in KING LEAR on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, will begin previews Thursday, February 28, 2019 and will open Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Cort Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7, 2019. (more...)

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