Photo Coverage: Broadway Snuggles Up with Puppies at Second Stage Benefit, Honoring Harvey Fierstein!Photo Coverage: Broadway Snuggles Up with Puppies at Second Stage Benefit, Honoring Harvey Fierstein!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 13, 2018

Second Stage Theater, now celebrating its 40th Anniversary, just hosted their Fall Benefit yesterday at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street), honoring Tony Award winner and Second Stage Theater alum Harvey Fierstein. The evening featured performances and appearances by Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Rosie O'Donnell, Annaleigh Ashford, Keala Settle, Wayne Brady, Christopher Sieber, Michael Urie and Marissa Jaret Winokur and the original Hairspray Dynamites. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces Live For Five Lottery For Heather Raffo's NOURAPlaywrights Horizons Announces Live For Five Lottery For Heather Raffo's NOURA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) will, from today, November 12, through Thursday, November 15, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of Noura, from 9 Parts of Desire playwright and actor Heather Raffo and director Joanna Settle. The Washington Post deemed this "epic-feeling, nearly searing portrait of a woman torn between cultures and family" the "best premiere of the Women's Voices Theater Festival" when it made its world premiere in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. Produced in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company, it will be performed at Playwrights Horizons from November 27 to December 30. Playwrights Horizons created Live for Five in 2007 as part of their Arts Access program to reach out to those who may not be able to afford the cost of a full-price theater ticket. Since its inception, over 3,000 theatergoers have been able to attend the theater thanks to the initiative. (more...)

Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018

NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN At Peace Center Seeks Local Fans For ArtworkDEAR EVAN HANSEN At Peace Center Seeks Local Fans For Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The Peace Center announced today that individual tickets for the Greenville premiere of Dear Evan Hansen will go on sale Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. (more...)

Award-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel Named UCLA TFT Visiting Playwright-in-ResidenceAward-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel Named UCLA TFT Visiting Playwright-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Teri Schwartz, Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), one of the world's most prominent academic institutions for entertainment and performing arts education, announced today the appointment of Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-nominated playwright Paula Vogel as the School's inaugural Hearst Theater Lab Initiative Distinguished Playwright-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year. (more...)

Andre Braugher And Michele Pawk Star In World Premiere Drama At SOPACAndre Braugher And Michele Pawk Star In World Premiere Drama At SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

American Theater Group announces the World Premiere production of Tell Them I'm Still Young, by Julia Doolittle, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center January 24-February 3, 2019. The cast includes two award-winning leading actors of stage, film and television. Andre Braugher and Michele Pawk portray a professor and a poet whose marriage is shaken when tragedy strikes. As they grapple with the aftermath, a lover from the past and an ambitious graduate student enter their lives. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT Will Get Album Release in 2019!THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT Will Get Album Release in 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced that it will record The Jonathan Larson Project to be released in early 2019. The album will be based on a concert originally presented at Feinstein's/54 Below, directed and conceived by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and featuring music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. The show features the music of the late composer Jonathan Larson, who wrote Rent and tick tick BOOM, the former an iconic Broadway landmark and the latter a beloved musical gem. The Jonathan Larson Project is an evening of Jonathan's unheard work featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick tick BOOM; songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio; songs about politics and love and New York City; songs never before publicly performed or recorded. The album will be produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Charlie Rosen and Kurt Deutsch. (more...)

Viola Davis, Michael Urie, Harvey Fierstein & More Just Added at 92YViola Davis, Michael Urie, Harvey Fierstein & More Just Added at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

92nd Street Y has just added some brand-new Broadway talks to its fall lineup! Check out the newly announced shows below! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein is Working on a Play About His 'Old Friend' Bella AbzugHarvey Fierstein is Working on a Play About His 'Old Friend' Bella Abzug
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 6, 2018

The revival of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song opened last week, but the Broadway icon is already thinking about what's next. (more...)

Good Theater Presents First Special Event of the SeasonGood Theater Presents First Special Event of the Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Good Theater kicks off its second stage series with Blueberries Broadway & Brian 2.0.  This is Artistic Director Brian P. Allen's one-man comedy show about his wacky life and crazy family.  The 75-minute production opens Saturday November 10 at 12:30 for an early afternoon matinee.  Performances are Saturdays 12:30, Sundays 5:00 and Tuesdays at 7:00 from November 10-December 1.  Thanksgiving week, Allen will give performances on Wednesday November 21 and Thursday (Thanksgiving) November 22.  Both of these shows will be at 7:00.  Tickets for all performances are $20 each and can be reserved by going to the Good Theater website, www.goodtheater.com, or calling the box office at 207-835-0895. (more...)

Kate Bornstein & Phillip Picardi Host Shabbat Dinner At 92Y, 11/30Kate Bornstein & Phillip Picardi Host Shabbat Dinner At 92Y, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Community. It's important now, more than ever. Stand up, be visible, be present as 92Y's Fierce Fridays celebrates a queer-inclusive Shabbat dinner on Friday, November 30 with special guest Kate Bornstein - actress, writer, activist, and trailblazer. Kate whose Gender Outlaw is one of the most iconic books on gender identity, shares ideas, conversation, and fun while keeping the essence of Shabbat alive. Kate is joined by Phillip Picardi, editor-in-chief of OUT Magazine. Activist and Jewish educator Abby Stein helps lead and welcome in Shabbat. Break bread (or challah), celebrate self-love, welcome Shabbat, expand your community, and join us for a night to remember. This dinner - with kosher-style menu exclusively curated by The Eddy - is open to all. Beer and wine included. (more...)

Sacred Fools' THE VALUE OF MOSCOW Makes World Premiere on FridaySacred Fools' THE VALUE OF MOSCOW Makes World Premiere on Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

'There's no place like home... to make you wanna kill somebody." Season 22 at the Sacred Fools Theater Company continues with the world premiere comedy The Value of Moscow by Amy Dellagiarino and directed by Carrie Keranen. The show opens Friday, November 9 at 8:00 pm and runs through Saturday, December 8, 2018 in the Second Stage at The Broadwater Theater Complex. (more...)

June Squibb Joins Cast of WAITRESS as Josie; Nicolette Robinson Extends Thru December 9June Squibb Joins Cast of WAITRESS as Josie; Nicolette Robinson Extends Thru December 9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Waitress is shaking things up at the diner (but not too many things)! Academy Award nominee June Squibb (Nebraska) will join the company as "Josie", the role formerly known as "Joe", from November 19- January 6, 2019. This will mark the first time this role will be played by a woman. The show's leading lady Nicolette Robinson, has extended her stay at the diner until December 9. (more...)

From Ugly Betty to a Broadway Household Name, Take a Look Back on the Stage Career of Michael UrieFrom Ugly Betty to a Broadway Household Name, Take a Look Back on the Stage Career of Michael Urie
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 4, 2018

Up until just a few years ago, Michael Urie may have been best known as Marc St. Jame from the television series Ugly Betty. Now, however, Broadway fans have come to know him as a household name in the theatre community. Today, we're taking a look back on Urie's stage career, ahead of his return to Broadway this season in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song. (more...)

BWW Review: Lipscomb University Theatre's GODSPELL Filled With Heart and SoulBWW Review: Lipscomb University Theatre's GODSPELL Filled With Heart and Soul
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 3, 2018

Patriq James' graceful portrayal of Jesus Christ in Lipscomb University Theatre's production of Godspell - now onstage in Collins Alumni Auditorium on the school's Nashville campus - shines like a beacon in the very center of the show, providing the very heart of every story told by director Scott Baker's 17-person cast. But if James provides the show's heart, it is perhaps the members of Baker's ensemble, which includes a deft blending of experienced student actors with an assortment of newcomers to their company, who provide its soul. (more...)

FANCY NANCY SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS Brings Cheer to Artisan Center TheaterFANCY NANCY SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS Brings Cheer to Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Artisan Children's Theater proudly presents FANCY NANCY SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS at its 148 seat Second Stage facility. The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. (more...)

BWW TV: TORCH SONG Lights Up Broadway Again! Inside Opening Night with Michael Urie & CompanyBWW TV: TORCH SONG Lights Up Broadway Again! Inside Opening Night with Michael Urie & Company
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 2, 2018

BroadwayWorld was there for the big night to chat with Urie and company. Check out what they had to say after the curtain came down below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of TORCH SONGPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of TORCH SONG
by Walter McBride - Nov 2, 2018

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song opened last night, Thursday, November 1 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside The TORCH SONG Opening Night CelebrationPhoto Coverage: Inside The TORCH SONG Opening Night Celebration
by Walter McBride - Nov 2, 2018

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song opened last night, Thursday, November 1 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the opening night celebration below! (more...)

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