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Tony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events LineupTony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announced today its celebratory 40th Anniversary season of truly fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal special events! (more...)

IN A WORD Playwright Lauren Yee Wins the Kesselring PrizeIN A WORD Playwright Lauren Yee Wins the Kesselring Prize
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Lauren Yee is this year's recipient of the National Arts Club's 2017 Kesselring Prize. The award, bestowed upon emerging playwrights since 1980, carries with it $25,000 and a two-week residency at the NationalArtsClub in order to develop new work. (more...)

Second Chances Take Center Stage at the Black Box Lab at Stage 284Second Chances Take Center Stage at the Black Box Lab at Stage 284
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Black Box Lab at Stage 284 is proud to present two new works that look at what happens when you seize a second chance at happiness, September 21 - 24. (more...)

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA an Epic Pilgrimage For Us All at fortyfive DownstairsBWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA an Epic Pilgrimage For Us All at fortyfive Downstairs
by Brodie Paparella - Sep 8, 2017

Some argue it is the epic play of our generation, an iconoclast of politics, existentialism and the last health crisis to impact the modern world indiscriminate of race, class or religion. Tony Kushner's opus Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes premiered in 1991 and opened on Broadway in 1993. It became a cult classic: turned into a miniseries and several highly successful remounts, the latest of which is being raved about as you read this; the National Theatre in London's production starring Hollywood hero and homo-controversy-courting treasure Andrew Garfield. (more...)

Dixon Place Presents Tim Miller's ROOTEDDixon Place Presents Tim Miller's ROOTED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) is pleased to present Rooted on Saturday, October 14 at 9:30pm and Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm, by the internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 8th, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces Tour, ANGELS IN AMERICA Heads to Broadway, and More!BWW Morning Brief September 8th, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces Tour, ANGELS IN AMERICA Heads to Broadway, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces Tour, ANGELS IN AMERICA Heads to Broadway, and More! (more...)

Executive Director Erika Mallin to Step Down After 10 Years at Signature TheatreExecutive Director Erika Mallin to Step Down After 10 Years at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Signature Theatre Board Chairman Edward Norton and incoming Board President Nina Matis announced today that Executive Director Erika Mallin will step down from the company after 10 years to pursue new opportunities. (more...)

Nathan Lane-Led ANGELS IN AMERICA Set for Limited Run on Broadway Next FebruaryNathan Lane-Led ANGELS IN AMERICA Set for Limited Run on Broadway Next February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers Tim Levy (Director, NT America) and Jordan Roth (President, Jujamcyn Theaters) announced today that the National Theatre Production of Tony Kushner's epic and seminal masterwork, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, will return to Broadway for the first time since its now-legendary original production opened in 1993.  (more...)

Tony Kushner Joins Chicago Humanities Festival's FALLFEST/17: BELIEF LineupTony Kushner Joins Chicago Humanities Festival's FALLFEST/17: BELIEF Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Today, the Chicago Humanities Festival revealed its full line-up for the Fallfest/17: Belief. New additions to the line-up including Tony-award winning playwright Tony Kushner, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, French philosopher and social critic Bernard-Henri Levy, filmmaker Joe Swanberg, Obama Presidential Center architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Publican chef Paul Kahan. (more...)

DRY POWDER and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Headed to Hampstead Theatre in 2018DRY POWDER and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Headed to Hampstead Theatre in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES at Actors Theatre Of LouisvilleBWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Sep 3, 2017

This modern American classic opens and makes a heavenly impression as the first show of Actors 2017 - 18 season. (more...)

GHOST QUARTET to Launch Inaugural 'Next Door at NYTW' Series; Lineup Announced!GHOST QUARTET to Launch Inaugural 'Next Door at NYTW' Series; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the inaugural season of Next Door at NYTW in the Fourth Street Theatre, NYTW's newly renovated 65-seat black box space. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS to Open Central Square Theater's 2017-18 SeasonCONSTELLATIONS to Open Central Square Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Underground Railway Theater will present Nick Payne's Constellations from September 7 - October 8, 2017. Constellations is directed by Scott Edmiston. (more...)

Spend an Evening with FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori at Victory Gardens TheaterSpend an Evening with FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the one-night-only special event, An Evening with Tony Award-Winning Composer Jeanine Tesori. The event will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7:30 pm at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

State Theatre to Welcome Nathan Lane Live with a Screening of THE BIRDCAGEState Theatre to Welcome Nathan Lane Live with a Screening of THE BIRDCAGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

He has dazzled audiences of theater, television and film for decades. Now, the incomparable Nathan Lane will be live on stage for an evening of conversation and Q&A Sunday, October 22 at the State Theatre. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back To NYC Through 12/11Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back To NYC Through 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

???????After another successful return engagement last season, Ben Rimalower comes back to New York with his acclaimed long-running solo plays PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY. (more...)

Broadway Class Will Be in Session for John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS This FallBroadway Class Will Be in Session for John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Emmy winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) will make his highly-anticipated return to Broadway this fall in his original one-man comedic play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, direct from his acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater, producers Nelle Nugent and Kenneth Teaton announced today. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Marsha Stephanie Blake Joins Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED; Cast Complete!ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Marsha Stephanie Blake Joins Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf announced today complete casting for Lampanelli's new play, Stuffed, opening Off-Broadway this fall in a new production at the Westside Theatre (Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. (more...)

Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless. (more...)

Black Theatre Troupe presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGEBlack Theatre Troupe presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Race, rage and civil rights are at the heart of this acclaimed, deeply personal story by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Angels in America, Tony Kushner, in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, produced by Black Theatre Troupe, September 15-30, 2017, directed by David J. Hemphill, with musical direction by Brenda Hankins and choreographed by Laurie Trygg. (more...)

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