The Public Theatre News

New Musical KAREHOUSE Debuts Tonight at Joe's PubNew Musical KAREHOUSE Debuts Tonight at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

A friendly reminder! 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, running tonight (Sept 25 at 7pm) and tomorrow (Sept 26 at 9.30pm). (more...)

VIDEO: Toronto's 'Matilda' Hannah Levinson Sings 'Ring of Keys' from Toronto Debut of FUN HOMEVIDEO: Toronto's 'Matilda' Hannah Levinson Sings 'Ring of Keys' from Toronto Debut of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Toronto debut production of FUN HOME, slated for the Panasonic Theatre this spring! In the video, Hannah Levinson, one of Toronto's Matildas, performs 'Ring of Keys.' (more...)

West Coast Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens 9/29West Coast Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On the heels of its groundbreaking Public Works Seattle production of The Odyssey, Seattle Repertory Theatre prepares for the opening of its west coast premiere production of Pride and Prejudice, a playful adaptation of the Jane Austen classic by inventive playwright, Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility). Pride and Prejudice will run on the Bagley Wright Theatre stage September 29 through October 29, 2017 (opening night October 4) and tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LINBrenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead SOUVENIR at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!Leigh Barrett to Lead SOUVENIR at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director. (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...)

Jenn Gambatese and More to Join Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in A FINE BROMANCE at Feinstein's/54 BelowJenn Gambatese and More to Join Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in A FINE BROMANCE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions in 'A Fine Bromance' on October 7th, 2017 at 11:30PM for an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets! (more...)

Tina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych TheatreTina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, 15 September 2017, Stage Entertainment are pleased to confirm that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Polly Draper and More to Star in 20TH CENTURY BLUES Off-BroadwayEmmy Nominee Polly Draper and More to Star in 20TH CENTURY BLUES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price have announced the cast of the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST). (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC TheaterCast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Announces 2017-2018 Season LineupMusical Theatre Factory Announces 2017-2018 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Now in its fourth year of operation, and its second season as a Resident Company of Playwrights Horizons, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), announces its full season of programming for the 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones and More to Star in Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at the AtlanticDanny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones and More to Star in Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Lortel and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph's (Guards at the Taj) play Describe the Night, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Animals Out of Paper). (more...)

Hydzik, Ewoldt and Cortez Lead All Star Cast Of McCallum Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY ConcertHydzik, Ewoldt and Cortez Lead All Star Cast Of McCallum Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Concert
by David Green - Sep 11, 2017

Matthew Hydzik (West Side Story, Side Show, It Shoulda Been You, Grease), Ali Ewoldt(Phantom of the Opera, The King and I, Les Miserables) and Natalie Cortez (West Side Story, A Chorus Line) will headline a special concert version of West Side Story for five performances only,March 9-11, 2018 at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA. Produced and directed by Chad Hilligus, this exclusive McCallum Theatre production of West Side Story: IN CONCERT will feature an on-stage 40-piece orchestra under the baton of Grammy-winning conductor Richard Kaufman and an all-star cast reuniting from the Broadway and National Tour companies of this iconic musical. (more...)

Greg Keller and More Complete the Cast of OFFICE HOUR at the Public TheatreGreg Keller and More Complete the Cast of OFFICE HOUR at the Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of OFFICE HOUR, written by Julia Cho and directed by Neel Keller, 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...)

Watch the Stars Come Out at Westchester Collaborative Theater's Annual GalaWatch the Stars Come Out at Westchester Collaborative Theater's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

A dynamic duo, internationally acclaimed jazz artist Alexis Cole and Obie award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast), are two of the headliners set to grace the stage on Saturday, September 16, at Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)'s 'Watch the Stars Come Out,' the theater group's most 'starstruck' annual fundraiser to date. The blockbuster event will feature a performance by Cole, one of Ossining's own, and remarks by Miller on her commitment to support WCT's unique mission to develop new, innovative work for the theater plus candid, insider insights on the state of theater in today's reframed market. Cole will be accompanied by Emmy nominated composer/producer and arranger Kinny Landrum of Sleepy Hollow on keyboard for the entertainment segment of the evening. (more...)

Announcing Crowded Fire's Matchbox PlaywrightsAnnouncing Crowded Fire's Matchbox Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) announces the featured playwrights and plays for the 2017 Matchbox Readings Series, an annual program presenting four public staged readings of plays in development. Playwrights include Idris Goodwin, Lisa Marie Rollins, Jonathan Spector, and Nathan Yungerberg. The readings will be presented November 15-18 at Brava! for Women in the Arts. (more...)

ANIMANIACS IN CONCERT! with Voice Artist Rob Paulsen Set to Tour the U.S.ANIMANIACS IN CONCERT! with Voice Artist Rob Paulsen Set to Tour the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen, who has delighted generations of animation fanatics with his signature roles in "Pinky and the Brain," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and dozens of other beloved film and television projects, is bringing the beloved "Animaniacs" to the stage beginning with a show in New York in October.  He will be again joined by "Animaniacs" composer Randy Rogel to present "Animaniacs In Concert!" with several shows scheduled throughout the year and into 2017.  (more...)

JACK to Host MAMET TALKBACKS with Jeremy M. Barker, Howard Sherman and MoreJACK to Host MAMET TALKBACKS with Jeremy M. Barker, Howard Sherman and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

JACK will present 'Mamet Talkbacks,' moderated by Jeremy M. Barker, on September 17, October 15 and November 17, 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle RepCast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its highly anticipated West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility) playful stage adaptation of arguably the most popular of Jane Austen's novels, Pride and Prejudice. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens Season with SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINSWalnut Street Theatre Opens Season with SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway's tribute to a woman of song, SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS. Written by Stephen Temperley and directed by Debi Marcucci, the production begins with previews on September 12th, opens September 14th and continues through October 15th. (more...)

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