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STAGE TUBE: SOPHISTICATED LADIES At Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2010

Big band sound transforms the Lincoln Theatre into a Duke Ellington jazz club as Arena Stage presents Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, choreographed by and starring Maurice Hines (Broadway's Sophisticated Ladies and Uptown... It's Hot!) with direction by Charles Randolph-Wright (Arena's Guys and Dolls and Blue). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of every tongue confess
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. Director Kenny Leon (Broadway's Fences and last season's Stick Fly at Arena Stage) leads an ensemble cast featuring talent from across the country, including Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad teamed up with Jason Dirden, CrystAl Fox, Autumn Hurlbert, Jim Ireland, Leslie Kritzer, Eugene Lee, E. Roger Mitchell and Jonathan Earl Peck. every tongue confess runs November 9, 2010-January 2, 2011 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Molly Smith Talks OKLAHOMA! at Arena Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2010

Arena Stage begins a new life in its renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest D.C., opening its inaugural season with a classic American musical that similarly embraces life on a new frontier. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is the first production at the Mead Center and features an all-star cast under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs October 22-December 26, 2010 in the Fichandler Stage. See below for a look at the production! (more...)

BWW TV: MTC'S CLOSE UP SPACE Opens- First Look!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2011

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of CLOSE UP SPACE, the new play by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Leigh Silverman opens tonight, Monday, December 19 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). CLOSE UP SPACE features Obie Award winner Michael Chernus (The Aliens, In The Wake), Jessica DiGiovanni (Off-Broadway debut), Colby Minifie (The Pillowman, Landscape of the Body), Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Rosie Perez (Fearless, The Ritz) and Tony Award and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce ('Frasier,' Curtains). Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: South Coast Repertory's ELEMENO PEA
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2012

Molly Smith Metzler's ELEMENO PEA features a pair of sisters: down-to-earth Devon and status-seeking Simone. Simone works as a personal assistant to Michaela Kell, the trophy wife of a wealthy ad executive, and she's planned a sisters' weekend in the Kells' gorgeous beachfront mansion. But within minutes of the girls' arrival, Michaela crashes the party. She and her husband have had a fight, and she's counting on Simone to help her keep from becoming Ex-Wife Number Two. The ensuing chaos brings to light old wounds and explosive secrets that turn everyone's worlds upside-down. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Arena Stage's MUSIC MAN Photo Shoot with Burke Moses and Kate Baldwin!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2012

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's production of MerEdith Wilson's The Music Man, helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, stars Kate Baldwin (Tony Award nominee for Broadway's Finian's Rainbow) as Marian the librarian, joined by Burke Moses (original Gaston in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast) as Harold Hill. The Music Man runs May 11-July 22, 2012 in the Fichandler Stage. Go inside the show's photo shoot below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Kate Baldwin & More in Arena Stage's THE MUSIC MAN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2012

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's production of Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, stars Kate Baldwin (Tony Award nominee for Broadway's Finian's Rainbow) as Marian the librarian, joined by Burke Moses (original Gaston in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast) as Harold Hill. The Music Man runs through July 22, 2012 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - 2013's BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Starring Emma Thompson
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

The official teaser trailer for BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, based on The Caster Chronicles Trilogy of books has been released. The film stars Jeremy Irons, Emmy Rossum, Viola Davis and Emma Thompson. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Manna Nichols and More in Rehearsal for Arena Stage's MY FAIR LADY!
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2012

Take a first look at the talented cast of My Fair Lady, featuring Manna Nichols and Nicholas Rodriguez, in rehearsal at Arena Stage below! (more...)

Arena Stage Announces MY FAIR LADY & More for 2012/13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith has announced eight productions on subscription for the company's third year in its new home, the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Manna Nichols and More in Highlights of Arena's MY FAIR LADY
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2012

My Fair Lady, featuring Manna Nichols and Nicholas Rodriguez, is currently curring at Arena Stage through January 6, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below. (more...)

BWW TV: Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella in Highlights of THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2013

The Velocity of Autumn, a new two-character play from Cleveland-based playwright Eric Coble, is now running atArena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith and by special arrangement with HOP Theatricals, LLC. Check out a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

BWW TV: 'C'Mon Down to the Stage' from Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2013

Check out Arena Stage's new song for our 2013/14 Season! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Kathleen Turner & More in Arena Stage's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2014

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage following her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to make her professional singing debut as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage-a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Using the David Hare translation, the show fuses politics and satire to paint an unforgettable and provocative portrait of war, incorporating more than 10 pieces of original music composed in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style and performed by cast members doubling as musicians. Mother Courage and Her Children runs January 31-March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with Estelle Parsons and the Company of Broadway's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2014

The cast met the press this morning and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang. Check out what Parsons and company had to say about the new play below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Estelle Parsons in New TV Spot for THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2014

The Velocity of Autumn will begin previews Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) for a limited engagement, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the Fall of 2013. The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons(Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels In America, Spring Awakening), is directed by Molly Smith and will open Monday, April 21, 2014. The Velocity of Autumn will mark the Broadway debuts of playwright Eric Coble and director Molly Smith. BroadwayWorld brings you a just-released television spot for the play below! (more...)

BWW TV: Stephen Spinella Talks Broadway Return in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2014

Tony-winner Stephen Spinella recently spoke about his upcoming return to Broadway and sparring with Estelle Parsons in The Velocity of Autumn. Check out the interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Estelle Parsons Talks VELOCITY OF AUTUMN and More on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2014

Estelle Parsons appeared on the TODAY show yesterday to chat with Kathie Lee and Hoda about her return to Broadway beginning next Tuesday, April 1, in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN. Check out the interview below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella Onstage in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2014

Now in previews, The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24'), is directed by Molly Smith and will open Monday, April 21, 2014. This limited Broadway engagement of The Velocity of Autumn follows a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the fall of 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the new play on stage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

In the video below, the writers of MURDER FOR TWO as they play you one of the songs they definitely(!) wrote from the new Broadway hit, The Velocity of Autumn. Check it out below! (more...)

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