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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015
Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens tonight, September 30, and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016
Two River Theater presents August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run tonight, September 10, through October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015
New York City Center adds second performance of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert starring Megan Hilty on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm. The previously announced performance on October 27 is part of City Center's annual Gala. Three years after starring in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Megan Hilty returns to City Center as Annie Oakley in this concert staging of Irving Berlin's classic 1946 musical. Hilty will be joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015
BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay at Atlantic Theater Company. Much of the company carries over from the show's Los Angeles premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015
New York City Center presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: IN CONCERT starring Megan Hilty tonight, October 27, and tomorrow, October 28, at 7:30pm. Tonight's performance is part of City Center's annual Gala.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015
Wild and wacky fun, just in time for the holidays, is onstage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the hilarious McCarter Theatre/Arena Stage production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery running November 27-December 27 at PTC's home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Amanda Dehnert, the ensemble cast features Henry Clarke, Crystal Finn, Adam Green, Ron Menzel, and Matt Zambrano.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014
Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015
Mercy Street Theatre kicks off its second season with THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR, a classy soiree and new plays festival featuring live music, pastries, and craft cocktails inspired by the plays in the upcoming 2015/16 season. THE MERCY STREET AFFAIR takes place November 9, 2015 at The Foxhole Chicago, 2444 W. Montrose Ave. at 7:30 pm. The event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $15. To RSVP, please visit www.mercystreettheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full cast and creative team for David Ives' uproarious comedy The Heir Apparent, staged by award-winning director John Rando and featuring a stellar cast, led by heralded actor, Paxton Whitehead as Geronte. Rhyming couplets and contemporary slang abound in Ives' deliciously off-color tribute to Jean-Francois Regnard's comic masterpiece, Le Legataire universel-bringing eighteenth-century bawdiness into the twenty-first. Just in time for the holiday season, The Heir Apparent will be presented in the Courtyard Theater November 29, 2015-January 17, 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014
KING KONG, which ran in Australia last year has long been rumored for a trip overseas to Broadway. As previously reported, following a successful run in Melbourne, the producers of KING KONG were planning to bring the mega-musical to Broadway in December 2014. Due to the 'huge scale of the production' and to allow the creative team necessary time to implement changes, the producers decided 'to not rush in before the end of the year.' Now according to the New York Times, the show is eyeing John Rando to direct the Broadway version. Additionally, Marsha Norman was recently brought on board as the musical's new book writer. A development timeline has not yet been announced.
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014
A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014
Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The play is the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The production will begin previews tonight, November 21 with an opening night set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015
The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, begins tonight, November 20, at Atlantic Theater Company.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016
Philadelphia Theatre Company closes its 2015-2016 season with the East Coast premiere of Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton May 27-June 26.  Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, the production features an ensemble cast with Todd Cerveris, Alice M. Gatling, John Procaccino, and Lindsay Smiling.
by Jessica Showers - May 14, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two classics begin off-Broadway, Brian Stokes Mitchell is feted at lunch, Darko Tresnjak directs KISS ME, KATE, and JASPER IN DEADLAND comes to Seattle!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016
Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida.
by Review Roundups - Mar 5, 2015
FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015
The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director and performer Gene Saks, who passed away on Saturday at age 93. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, April 1st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015
Tony Award-winner Gene Saks, famous for directing Neil Simon plays, died of pneumonia on Saturday in his home in East Hampton, NY. He was 93.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015
P.G. Wodehouse's beloved comic characters will take the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) stage once more in JEEVES TAKES A BOW, April 16 - May 3, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre closes it 2015-2016 season with the stylish, witty and sparking classic, FALLEN ANGELS by the master of comedy Noel Coward, April 14 - May 1, 2016. Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright will direct MCT favorites Kay Allmand, Matt Koester, Beth Mulkerron, Rick Pendzich, Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger. FALLEN ANGELS performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016
John Rando (Tony and Outer Critics Award winner for Urinetown) directs production starring Arnie Burton (Flesh and Bone) as Jonathan, Emily Robinson (Transparent) as Tessa, Jon Tenney (The Closer, Major Crimes, Scandal) as Jack, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby, Friends With Kids) as Jen.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015
Megan Hilty will star in New York City Center's annual Gala Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert, a one-night-only performance of the classic Irving Berlin musical, on October 27, 2015. Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, the Gala will feature The Encores! Orchestra led by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. The event will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present singer Nicolas King in concert on Sunday, June 14. Nicolas performed 'Shakin' the Blues Away!' - a collection of 'feel good' songs from the worlds of Jazz, Pop and Broadway. The show was under the baton of musical director Mike Renzi and his trio, Ray Marchica on drums and Tom Hubbard on bass. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below!
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 4, 2016
As America celebrates its 240th Birthday today, let's talk about what is probably one of the greatest musicals ever written, and it only came about 46 years before Hamilton. 1776 dramatizes the story of how John Adams was able to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence as well as signing the Declaration of Independence. While the musical does dramatize the most important event in American history, the story behind the musical is probably just as interesting.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016
Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm.
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2016
Broadway's John Adams and TV's Mr Feeny's new book will be released in 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016
Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 25-31, including Nicholas Payton's New Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, Lesli Margherita, Bob Corwin and Rose Kingsley Celebrate Johnny Mercer, and more. Scroll down for details!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015
Drama Desk Award-winner Josh Hecht (Christine Jorgensen Reveals, former Director of Playwright Development at MCC Theater) is set to direct the premiere of playwright Katie Atcheson's dark comedy VERANO PLACE as a part of FringeNYC with performances August 16-25 at the Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St.).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016
Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 8-14, Jane Monheit, Birdland Jazz Party, Barbara Carroll and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015
The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016
Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2016 lineup, featuring Jane Monheit, Monterey Jazz Allstars, Nicolas King, The Birdland Big Band, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, John Pizzarelli Quartet, Birdland Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details!
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016
As BroadwayWord reported yesterday, stage and screen actor David Margulies passed away on Monday, January 11. He was 78 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016
BroadwayWord has just learned that stage actor David Margulies passed away yesterday, January 11. He was 78 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015
Conejo Players Theatre invites you to their inaugural Arts Advocate Awards, honoring outstanding local theatre champions including; Richard 'Dick' Johnson; Corey Fogelmanis of Disney Channel's Girl Meets World; and the City of Thousand Oaks.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015
Conejo Players Theatre's inaugural Arts Advocate Awards was a heartfelt ceremony that honored and highlighted the amazing work of local theatre champions Richard 'Dick' Johnson; Corey Fogelmanis of Disney Channel's Girl Meets World; and the City of Thousand Oaks.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015
Conejo Players Theatre invites you to their inaugural Arts Advocate Awards, honoring outstanding local theatre champions including; Richard 'Dick' Johnson; Corey Fogelmanis of Disney Channel's Girl Meets World; and the City of Thousand Oaks.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 11, 2016
Nicolas King was on Birdland's stage last night and BroadwayWorld was there.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014
KING KONG, which ran in Australia last year has long been rumored for a trip overseas to Broadway. As previously reported, following a successful run in Melbourne, the producers of KING KONG were planning to bring the mega-musical to Broadway in December 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015
The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015
Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens September 30 and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016
Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016
The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - is doing something completely different this year. For the first time in the 15-year history of the Royal Room, the world famous cabaret will not close at the end of "season" but will continue offering extraordinary entertainers straight-through the summer months with dinner shows every Friday and Saturday night.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016
The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as 'probably the best place for cabaret on the planet' - has just launched a new Young Stars Summer Residency Program that will present many of Manhattan's hottest rising cabaret stars every weekend until Labor Day, all of which have been audience favorites during previous Royal Room engagements.
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 2, 2015
Today we celebrate the life of one of the most influential comedy directors in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016
Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015
P.G. Wodehouse's beloved comic characters will take the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) stage once more in JEEVES TAKES A BOW, tonight, April 16 - May 3, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre closes it 2015-2016 season with the stylish, witty and sparking classic, FALLEN ANGELS by the master of comedy Noe?l Coward, April 14 - May 1, 2016. Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright will direct MCT favorites Kay Allmand, Matt Koester, Beth Mulkerron, Rick Pendzich, Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger. FALLEN ANGELS performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015
The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director and performer Gene Saks, who passed away on Saturday at age 93. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, April 1st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.