The Public Theater News

Tori Scott to Return to London with VODKA IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASONTori Scott to Return to London with VODKA IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Tori Scott returns to London with her brand new Christmas show 'Vodka is the Reason for the Season' as part of the Live at Zedel winter season. (more...)

The Public & The Shakespeare Society's New Initiative to Explore the BardThe Public & The Shakespeare Society's New Initiative to Explore the Bard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have announced that they will join forces to form the new PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE, under the leadership of long-time Shakespeare Society Artistic Director, Michael Sexton. The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have long shared the passionately-held belief that Shakespeare is for everyone. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln CenterLeslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 19th, 2017: DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Previews, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces New Tour Cast, and More!BWW Morning Brief September 19th, 2017: DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Previews, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces New Tour Cast, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Previews, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces New Tour Cast, and More! (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIESLong Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Adapted HAMLET Gets Staged Reading with Deirdre O'Connell and Peter Francis JamesAdapted HAMLET Gets Staged Reading with Deirdre O'Connell and Peter Francis James
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Award winning actors Deirdre O'Connell (Circle Mirror Transformation) and Peter Francis James (Stuff Happens) appeared in a new 90 minute adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. (more...)

Captain Beefheart, Lost Bayou Ramblers and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubCaptain Beefheart, Lost Bayou Ramblers and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, September 20 - October 1, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Susan Soon He Stanton's TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY to Make World Premiere at Page 73Susan Soon He Stanton's TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY to Make World Premiere at Page 73
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) announced today their fall 2017 production will be the world premiere of Susan Soon He Stanton's new play, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY, directed by Kip Fagan. (more...)

George Salazar and Lauren Harkens Sign on for New KAREHOUSE Musical at Joe's PubGeorge Salazar and Lauren Harkens Sign on for New KAREHOUSE Musical at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

KareHouse, a new musical written by Michael Kimmel (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) with music and lyrics by Libby Winters (American Idiot), directed by Jenny Koons (Burn All Night), and produced by John Gallagher Jr., Allison Bressi, and Lianne Kennedy, will be presented in a New York Premiere at Joe's Pub, for two performances only, September 25-26, 2017. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Fetes All-Female 2017-18 Writing FellowsThe Playwrights Realm Fetes All-Female 2017-18 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

With its 2017-2018 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/16/2017
by - Sep 16, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/16/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 16- John Leguizamo's FREAK Premieres Off-BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, September 16- John Leguizamo's FREAK Premieres Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2017

On this day in 1997, John Leguizamo, opens Freak at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theatre. The show would go on to transfer to Broadway where it would play 144 performances and inspire another HBO special for the writer/comedian. (more...)

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER Opens at CoHo Season 22, 10/27YEAR OF THE ROOSTER Opens at CoHo Season 22, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Year of the Rooster is a furious, foul-mouthed, comedic attack on heavy-weight subjects like rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in America. (more...)

The Catastrophic Theatre to Stage Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSEThe Catastrophic Theatre to Stage Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Catastrophic Theatre kicks off its most ambitious season yet, with a new play by Houston favorite, Wallace Shawn (THE DESIGNATED MOURNER, MARIE AND BRUCE, OUR LATE NIGHT). (more...)

Works by Caridad Svich, David Jacobi, Winter Miller and More Set for NNPN's 2017 Showcase of New PlaysWorks by Caridad Svich, David Jacobi, Winter Miller and More Set for NNPN's 2017 Showcase of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to announce the 16th annual National Showcase of New Plays (NSNP). (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT at The New GroupCast, Creatives Complete for Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot, with Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Daniel Oreskes, Sadie Scott, Daniel Sovich, and as previously announced, Chlo Sevigny. (more...)

Tim J. Lord Selected as First Ever Recipient of The Apothetae & Lark Playwriting FellowshipTim J. Lord Selected as First Ever Recipient of The Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Apothetae, a theater company committed to the production of works that explore and illuminate the Disabled Experience, and The Lark, a play development lab devoted to equity, community, and the power of an individual artistic voice, are thrilled to announce the inaugural recipient of The Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellowship for a Disabled writer is Tim J. Lord. (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This FallNew Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Bows This Sunday at The PublicElevator Repair Service's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Bows This Sunday at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin previews this Sunday, September 17 for Measure for Measure, created by Elevator Repair Service, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

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