The Circle Broadway

by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Lavender Men, written by Roger Q. Mason and directed by Lovell Holder, had the largest audience yet for The Circle Series, a staged reading series hosted at  Circle in the Square Theatre The Circle Series is a brand new reading series that presents new and developing work on Circle In the Square's Broadway stage, home of the Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma! Inspired by work like Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, Lavender Men is a daring historical revisionist tale told through an experiemental queer lens. The reading played to a packed house on Monday, August 24.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Parallel 45 Theatre and Interlochen Center for the Arts have launched an official partnership, bringing two artistic powerhouses together to provide cutting-edge theatre to northwest Michigan. The partnership features three components, including the creation of a six-week dedicated residency for directors and theatre-makers to create new material utilizing Interlochen Arts Academy theatre students. The premiere of this residency will be held March 12-14 at Phoenix Theatre on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts.
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
After recently confirming his new role in FX's Emmy® Award-winning limited series Fargo,Andrew Bird debuts the “Manifest” single today, featuring a new version of the song recorded with a string quintet alongside the album version—listen here. Taken from his critically acclaimed new album, My Finest Work Yet, “Manifest” reflects on the evolution of mankind and climate change—Rolling Stone praises, “Andrew Bird unspools an ambitious take on the circle of life.” Check out his “Making Manifest” video here.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Celebrating the immortal words and trailblazing work of Lorraine Hansberry, The Circle Series will stage a special 50th anniversary reading of her posthumously-compiled work To Be Young, Gifted and Black on Monday, September 30 at 7pm. Produced by Circle in the Square Theatre School (Paul Libin, Present; Susan Frankel, COO), Pigasus Institute, and Rachel Shuey, the staged reading will be held at Broadway's Circle in the Square and is open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
The Cleveland Orchestra announced that its Gala Evening, held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 raised more than $1 million for the sixth consecutive year. The 2019 Gala raised more than $1.2 million thanks to the overwhelming generosity of this year's attendees and the leadership of honorary chairs Norma Lerner, Nancy W. McCann, KeyBank chairman and CEO Beth E. Mooney, and Cleveland Orchestra board president Richard K. Smucker,. More than 400 guests attended the Gala evening this year, including members of the Orchestra's young professionals group, The Circle.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
MOonhORsE Dance Theatre presents Older & Reckless #42 in association with Harbourfront Centre November 15-16, 2019 featuring outstanding Indigenous artists including Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, Christine Friday, JP Longboat, Lee Maracle and Byron Chief Moon and acclaimed Canadian choreographers Bill Coleman and Elizabeth Langley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2019
The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a new five-year extension of Franz Welser-Möst's contract as Music Director, continuing a partnership that began in 2002 to 2027. The announcement was made at Severance Hall in Cleveland at the Gala Concert opening the Orchestra's 2019-20 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
The Actors Fund announced that Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma is holding a special ninth performance this Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. to benefit The Actors Fund at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
The Circle Series continues to showcase new and developing works on a Broadway stage with the premiere New York engagement of Steve Yockey's Pluto,
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 14, 2019
Since creating and starring in In the Heights and Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has become one of the most influential creators on Broadway. His work has earned him great acclaim and he's collected too many awards to count, including a Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy Award, three Grammy Awards, three Tony Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
SMPL MCHN a?" an experimental theater company a?" will present the world premiere play, IN THE JUNGLE OF CITIES, by BERTOLT BRECHT, as adapted and directed by ISAAC BUSH, at the immersive and site specific location of M. Fine Lumber (200 Morgan Ave.) in Williamsburg-Brooklyn, October 10 - 20, 2019. Previews begin Thursday, October 10 prior to a press opening night on Saturday, October 12. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The Circle Series has proven itself to be an apt home for comedya?"particularly comedy that has a penchant for historical revision (Lavender Men by Roger Q. Mason) and asking a?oelife's big questionsa?? (The Giant Void in My Soul by Bernardo Cubría).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present Circle Mirror Transformation! A collection of quirky Vermont locals enrolls in Marty's a?oeAdult Creative Dramaa?? class; including James, Marty's apprehensive husband; Theresa, a darling former actress from New York; Lauren, an awkward high school junior and Schultz, a vulnerable and recently divorced carpenter. These once-strangers begin to know each other far more intimately than expected as they traverse along with Marty's seemingly silly theater games and exercises. The group finds itself thrust into real-life love triangles, family troubles, confessions, and unexpected transformations.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Circle Theatre's 2020 Main Stage season will entertain audiences with a season of throwbacks, belly laughs, and iconic productions. The newly announced season will launch with Circle Theatre's Season Kickoff Event, American Graffiti In Concert on April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College. The one night only fundraising event will include a silent auction, costume contest, dance contest, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Over the past eight weeks, The Circle Series has brought the theatre community together on Monday evenings to explore developing works and celebrate the classics in a new way. Concluding their first slate of staged readings, producers Circle in the Square Theatre School (Paul Libin, President; Susan Frankel, COO), Pigasus Institute, and Rachel Shuey will present three readings of developing works in October that each explore an historical figure in their own way. The readings are held at Broadway's Circle in the Square and are open to the public. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, with all proceeds benefiting Circle in the Square Theatre School.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
The shortlist is announced today for the 2019 Achates Philanthropy Prize, the only annual prize that celebrates first-time supporters of the arts in the UK.
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The 5th Annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) returns to Culver City beginning on November 6th and ending on November 14th, 2019. Premieres and exciting film-related events will be held throughout the nine-day festival at the Arclight Cinema in Culver City. Beloved Asian actress Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song, The World of Suzie Wong) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Director Lena Khan will be awarded the Red Cross/Courage to Dream Award on Opening Night, November 6th. In addition, Jury President, Meryem Uzerli will present the 2019 jurors at the Opening Night Ceremony.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The 5th Annual Asian World Film Festival returns to Culver City beginning on November 6th and ending on November 14th, 2019. Premieres and exciting film-related events will be held throughout the nine day festival at the Arclight Cinema in Culver City. Beloved Asian actress Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song, The World of Suzie Wong ) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Director Lena Khan will be awarded the Red Cross/Courage To Dream Award on Opening night, November 6th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Spectra Venue Management has teamed up with Backwards Distilling Company and Townsquare Media for the second annual Booze and Bacon Festival at the Casper Events Center this December. The event will feature bacon-filled dishes from a variety of local restaurants and samples of beer and liquor from national and local reps. All samples are included with admission.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019
China's highly acclaimed musical dance TALES OF 12 CHINESE ZODIAC promises to thrill its audiences when it premieres at the Sydney State Theatre on 21 Nov and Melbourne Palais Theatre on 25 Nov.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The second season of Film Independent Presents at The Wallis kicks off with a signature Live Read event featuring Cameron Crowe's 1992 classic Singles, directed by award-winning filmmaker James Ponsoldt, making his Live Read debut, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:30 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater. The cast includes Jay Duplass (Jeff Who Lives at Home, The Puffy Chair), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Lynn Shelton (Humpday, Your Sister's Sister), Mamoudou Athie (The Circle, The Frontrunner) and more to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Circle in the Square Theatre School, the only professional actor training program affiliated with a Broadway theatre, is has announced it is now accepting applications for its new and exciting B.F.A. in Theatre and Musical Theatre in conjunction with Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Tim Robbins visited Oklahoma!, not the state, but the Tony Award winning Broadway revival and stopped backstage after the show at the Circle in the Square Theater. 
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 3, 2019
Brilliant Traces, by Cindy Lou Johnson, was first performed in New York by the Circle Repertory Company. In the right hands it can be a beautifully absurd play with a mixture of humor and heart-wrenching revelations. Featuring just two actors, it relies heavily on intelligent directing and talented acting-it can easily become melodramatic and ridiculous or inane and boring. Thankfully, the production of Brilliant Traces at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, directed by Andrea Unger and featuring Kirk Wisler and Catie Dinneen as Henry Harry and Rosannah Deluce, is both well-directed and well-acted.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
The Citizens Theatre will this month celebrate 20 years of Community Theatre. The Citizens is known internationally for its work in this field and has engaged with hundreds of participants over the last two decades.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Bringing their fall programming to a close with a finish worthy of the big top, producers Circle in the Square Theatre School (Paul Libin, President; Susan Frankel, COO), Pigasus Institute, and Rachel Shuey present The Circle Series staged reading of Barnum's Bird: A Musical Extravaganza! The Story of P.T. Barnum and Jenny Lind. 
by Walter McBride - Oct 27, 2019
In January 2007, Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, joined the gang at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE on stage as guest spellers at The Circle In The Square Theatre in New York City.
by David McKibbin - Oct 25, 2019
The award-winning Suncoast Theatre presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10 in the auditorium of Suncoast Community High School.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Darren Criss returns to the Broadway stage in David Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO.
by Cary Ginell - Oct 23, 2019
In 5-Star Theatricals' production of 'The Music Man,' Antonia Vivino and Adam Winer take on the roles of River City teens Zaneeta Shinn (the mayor's 'oldest girl') and Tommy Djilas (the 'wild kid from the wrong side of town'). We interviewed them about their characters' back story and the energetic dancing paces they are put through by choreographer Peggy Hickey.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2019
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by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 20, 2019
Broadway's original lovebirds, Curly and Laurey, are portrayed for a whole new generation in the Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma!, currently running on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre. And this productions is not your grandparents' Oklahoma! Or is it?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Carnegie Hall today announced the launch of its new online Digital Collections, inviting the general public to search, explore, and download more than 80,000 recently digitized historic items from its archives for the very first time. This initial preview, drawn from the Hall's legacy collections, offers a window into the richly diverse history of events at the Hall since its opening in 1891, with an emphasis on the Hall's earliest decades. It includes Carnegie Hall concert programs from 1891–1925; flyers; photographs; correspondence; newspaper clippings; autographs; booking ledger pages; and a select number of promotional films. The goal of this digital initiative is to provide broader public access to the Hall's archival collections, providing a new way for people to engage with Carnegie Hall's history and share it with others.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
59E59 Theaters present the US premiere of ONE DISCORDANT VIOLIN adapted from Yann Martel's short story The Time I Heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American Composer John Morton by Anthony Black, directed by Ann-Marie Kerr and Anthony Black, and featuring an original score by Aaron Collier and Jacques Mindreau.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Following over two months of weekly staged readings of developing and classic plays, The Circle Series announces their first staged reading of a musical.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 16, 2019
A true original continues to stake her claim as one of cabaret's greats with a new show titled DECADENT STANDARDS.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The non-profit arts organization R.Evolución Latina (RL) has provided programming since 2007 and continues to unite artists, youth and beyond as they gear up for 2020 at the 7th Annual Dance-A-Thon on November 10th 2019. 
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 16, 2019
Visually stunning. Inventively staged. Compellingly acted. Beautifully told. Utterly delightful. Heartrendingly poignant. What more can be said about Once On This Island, the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical which launched its national tour in Nashville last night with a remarkable opening performance before a capacity crowd in Andrew Jackson Hall? The critical raves, audience adulation and awards for the recent Broadway revival of the Caribbean-influenced musical were enough to attract ticket-buyers, to be certain, but the sheer artistry of the production and its amazingly talented cast will be more than enough to propel the company forward on their cross-country tour where, we suspect, the accolades will continue to be bestowed upon the heartfelt and authentic story.
by Jonathan Marshall - Oct 15, 2019
Opened in 2017 and founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, who both departed the National Theatre after 12 years, the Bridge Theatre is a 900-seat adaptable auditorium, capable of utilising end-on, thrust and promenade staging. Productions so far include Hytner's immersive Julius Caesar, Alan Bennett's Allelujah!, and one-woman plays starring Maggie Smith and Laura Linney. Coming up this Christmas is Sally Cookson's take on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Here is everything you need to know if you're visiting - from food and drink to transport, ticket deals and accessibility.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
Town Hall Theatre's first IN THE WINGS staged reading of the 2019-20 Season is a one-night only performance of THE RIVER, a lyrical and mysterious new play about a man and a woman (or women, possibly), and fishing, by Tony Award winner Jez Butterworth. THE RIVER will have one performance on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $10 general admission and free to subscribers, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Music legend Sir Elton John opens up about his life with husband David Furnish, his contentious relationship with his late mother, drugs, recovery and his new autobiography, Me, in an interview with Tracy Smith for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, Oct. 13 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) honors National Native American Heritage Month with a celebration of the indigenous people of Hudson County and New Jersey. This Native American festival features an art exhibit by Jack 'Crying Raven' Anderson and an exclusive screening of American Native, a documentary on the history and present day struggles of the Native peoples of New Jersey.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
On Friday, November 8th, Kyshona will release 'Fear,' a swampy new track from her forthcoming album Listen, out February 28, 2020. The song, written with her brother and fellow artist Kelvin Armstrong, premiered exclusively at The Boot earlier this week. 'In an age in which we all have a digital platform to express ourselves, we seldom feel heard. Kyshona, the electrifying Nashville-based singer-songwriter, knows that better than anyone,' said The Boot. 'Kyshona effortlessly grooves between roots, R&B and folk music. On 'Fear'...she digs deep into a swampy hook that dredges the depths of our subconscious. While the song explores all of the ways we tell ourselves what we can't do, Kyshona imbues it with the determination needed to free ourselves from our doubts.'
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 6, 2019
I had the privilege of interviewing Robin de Levita, mastermind of the 360 StageAround technology, about coming to Japan and why he felt it was important to create a new live theater experience for the world. The most inspiring thing he told me was that Arts Education deserves support and respect from the government. The impact of theater on our youth is huge! 'When kids come to the theater, their phones are switched off. The lights go down. The performance is life and alive. The impact is huge.' The Japanese cast will take over West Side Story in 3 Seasons, starting from November 6th, 2019 and running through January 13th, 2020. This article gives you all the links, and a youtube video!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Nov 3, 2019
One of the staples in fantasy that authors still cite as an inspiration is Tamora Pierce. Her books have been shelved in both adult and YA fiction, and a generation has grown up with iconic characters such as Alanna the Lioness. While most of today's teens aren't as familiar with Pierce, the authors who write their favorite books always hail the impact she had on their own careers. Authors from Sarah J. Maas to Kristin Cashore to Rae Carson and more. Now, a whole new generation is about to discover Pierce, and all of her forever-fans are about to fall in love all over again.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Every year, WAM Theatre donates a portion of the box office proceeds from their Mainstage productions to organizations that work for gender equality locally, nationally, or internationally. The success of the just-closed production of PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Dawn M. Simmons, enabled the company to present $4500 each to their 18th and 19th beneficiaries, Harmony Homestead and Wholeness Center, Inc., and The Women of Color Giving Circle. This brings WAM's donation total since its founding in 2010 to $75,000.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a program within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University is delighted to present a play for those who are looking for a darker take on the holidays. Reckless by Craig Lucas, is the perfect way to celebrate. The outrageously funny story begins on Christmas Eve when Rachel's husband reveals he's hired a hitman to kill her.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park co-lead singer and songwriter, unveiled his brand new song, “fine,” available now on Warner Records. “fine” is an original song written for the Russian sci-fi blockbuster, The Blackout, in theaters across Russia on Nov. 21 and in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Baltic States on Nov. 24, England and Ireland - on Dec. 1, as well as Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia. The song is also featured in the trailer for the film, which was released today. The Blackout will premiere in the U.S. at The American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA on Nov. 9. “fine” video coming soon.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 1, 2019
Disney has officially been making magic on Broadway for 25 years! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney on Broadway is partnering with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to put on a special benefit to celebrate the momentous occasion. We're getting in on the celebration by looking back at Disney's show-stopping productions, from classics like Beauty and the Beast and Newsies to current favorites like Aladdin and Frozen. Check it all out!