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Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 3- with Patrick Cassidy,  Ian McKellen and Mo Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 3- with Patrick Cassidy, Ian McKellen and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2021

Today (March 3) in live streaming: Patrick Cassidy visits Backstage Live, a Floyd Collins Reunion on Stars in the House, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, March 2- with a RENT Reunion and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, March 2- with a RENT Reunion and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2021

Today (March 2) in live streaming: a Rent reunion, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, March 1- with Robyn Hurder, Patrick Page, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, March 1- with Robyn Hurder, Patrick Page, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2021

Today (March 1) in live streaming: Robyn Hurder is Live at the Lortel, Patrick Page takes on Shakespeare's villians, and more!

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 27-28- with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Newell Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 27-28- with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Newell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 27-28, 2020.

The Seeing Place Theater Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play SWEAT Photo The Seeing Place Theater Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021

The Seeing Place Theater has announced Lynn Nottage's SWEAT, directed by Brandon Walker. SWEAT will have two live performances via Zoom on February 27 (7 pm EST) and February 28 (3 pm EST), and be available via streaming on YouTube February 28-March 3, 2021.  

Christine Ebersole and Jazz Vocalist Thos Shipley Headline The Fortune Society's HOPE Photo Christine Ebersole and Jazz Vocalist Thos Shipley Headline The Fortune Society's HOPE AND JUSTICE GALA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020

Tony Award-winning singer and actress Christine Ebersole and international jazz vocalist, recording artist and entertainer Thos Shipley will headline at Hope & Justice, The Fortune Society's annual gala taking place virtually on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

The Public Theater's Virtual Gala FORWARD. TOGETHER Streams Tonight Photo The Public Theater's Virtual Gala FORWARD. TOGETHER Streams Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

The Public Theater's FORWARD. TOGETHER. virtual event will take place today, Tuesday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, with music direction by Ted Sperling, the event is free and open to all from coast to coast and around the world.

Laura Benanti, Danielle Brooks, Antonio Banderas, Daniel Craig and More Join The Publ Photo Laura Benanti, Danielle Brooks, Antonio Banderas, Daniel Craig and More Join The Public Theater's FORWARD. TOGETHER.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020

The Public Theater announced today that FORWARD. TOGETHER. A virtual event to support The Public Theater, will take place on Tuesday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, with music direction by Ted Sperling. Free and open to all from coast to coast and around the world, the event will be livestreamed.

The Fortune Society Presents NAMEDROPPING Directed by Marcia Jean Kurtz With Introduc Photo The Fortune Society Presents NAMEDROPPING Directed by Marcia Jean Kurtz With Introduction by Julie Halston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020

Former Broadway producer/publicist, David Rothenberg will be taking his autobiographical play, NAMEDROPPING, to a laptop near you on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00 pm. 

VIDEO: The Public Theater's Public Works Community Sings 'Still I Will Love' by Shain Photo VIDEO: The Public Theater's Public Works Community Sings 'Still I Will Love' by Shaina Taub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020

In the first international Public Works collaboration, more than 150 community members have come together their homes to sing a?oeStill I Will Lovea?? from the Public Theater production of AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub.

VIDEO: Public Works National Partners Perform 'Still I Will Love' From AS YOU LIKE IT Photo VIDEO: Public Works National Partners Perform 'Still I Will Love' From AS YOU LIKE IT
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

In the first international Public Works collaboration, more than 150 community members unite from their homes to sing a?oeStill I Will Lovea?? from the Public Theater production of AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub.

De Blasio Administration Announces New IDNYC Program Benefits Ahead Of Five Year Ann Photo De Blasio Administration Announces New IDNYC Program Benefits Ahead Of Five Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

The de Blasio Administration today announced the launch of the IDNYC renewal campaign, new and returning benefit partners, and the IDNYC Middle School Card. With the fifth anniversary of the IDNYC program approaching and the first set of cards set to expire beginning in January 2020, the program has also introduced a new card design and a comprehensive, citywide advertising and targeted outreach campaign to promote renewals. IDNYC is the largest and most successful municipal ID program in the country with over 1.3 million cardholders.

The Kitchen Presents Roland P. Young and L'Rain on November 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

On November 21, The Kitchen presents a double bill that brings together classically trained jazz clarinetist Roland P. Young and Brooklyn songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist L'Rain.

Houses On The Moon  Will Honor Producer Nelle Nugent & Prison Families Anonymous/Barb Photo Houses On The Moon Will Honor Producer Nelle Nugent & Prison Families Anonymous/Barbara Allan At 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Houses on the Moon Theater Company/HOTM (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director), the acclaimed New York based not-for-profit theatre company with a mission to a?oedispel ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices,a?? will hold their 7th Annual Gala Fundraiser, a?oeAmplify 2019,a?? on Monday evening, October 7, 2019 at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street a?" between Park and Madison Avenues).

BWW Review: Public Works' Adaptation of Disney's HERCULES Celebrates New Yorkers Via  Photo BWW Review: Public Works' Adaptation of Disney's HERCULES Celebrates New Yorkers Via Greek Mythology
by Michael Dale - Sep 3, 2019

While the name Walt Disney will certainly be familiar to all those arriving at the Delacorte for Public Works' stage adaptation of the 1997 animated musical feature Hercules, hopefully a good deal of them will leave Central Park remembering the name Lear deBessonet.

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, Roger Bart & More Will Star in Public Wor Photo Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, Roger Bart & More Will Star in Public Works' HERCULES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced casting for the Public Works' musical adaptation of HERCULES with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel, book by Kristoffer Diaz, and directed by Lear deBessonet, running for seven nights for free, August 31­September 8 at The Delacorte Theater. Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw, and Irene Mecchi and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, HERCULES will feature over 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs and features choreography by Chase Brock, as well as additional new songs by Menken and Zippel for this Public Works production in addition to six songs from the film's beloved Academy Award-nominated score.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series -  Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series - 6/17-22
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces three winning plays for the The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series: Passing Parades by Fengar Gael, The New Galileos by Amy Berryman, and Three Months with Pook by Jack Feldstein on Mondays, June 17- July 22, 2019 at 7pm at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC

Times Square Alliance Announces Jean Cooney as Director of Times Square Arts Photo Times Square Alliance Announces Jean Cooney as Director of Times Square Arts
by Sarah Hookey - May 2, 2019

The Times Square Alliance announced today the appointment of Jean Cooney, the current Deputy Director of Creative Time, as the Director of Times Square Arts. Cooney will be responsible for overseeing the Alliance's public art program, following 7 years at Creative Time, where she played a lead role in the organization's major artist commissions, public programming, engagement initiatives, and cultural partnerships.

Rattlestick Announces Casting For World Premiere Of LOCKDOWN Photo Rattlestick Announces Casting For World Premiere Of LOCKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced casting and other details for the World Premiere of Lockdown by Cori Thomas (Citizens Market, When January Feels Like Summer), directed by Kent Gash (Barbeque). This play, commissioned by Rattlestick with support from the Virginia P. Toulmin Foundation, will begin previews on April 17, 2019 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place), with opening night set for May 2 and a limited engagement through May 19, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at www.rattlestick.org.

Public Theater's 2019 Shakespeare in the Park Season Will Include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTH Photo Public Theater's 2019 Shakespeare in the Park Season Will Include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CORIOLANUS and HERCULES!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the line-up today for the 2019 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 57-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joseph Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community.

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