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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017
City Lit Theater Company, in association with the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom, will present BOOKS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK, a celebration of BANNED BOOKS WEEK, September 24 - 30, 2017, at various locations in and around Chicago. Thanks to increased support from funding sources, the number of performances has been doubled for the 2017 festival over the 2016 schedule. All events are free to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017
Tomorrow night, September 29, marks the first show of The Late Comet, a series of late-night shows at Feinstein's/54 Below featuring cast members of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. The Late Comet is produced by Philip Romano.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
By day, one of the most respected stage directors, actors, writers, and impresarios in Europe; by night, a cabaret chanteuse expunging life's pain and love's agony-this unusual artistic double identity comes together when the director of Festival d'Avignon Olivier Py makes a rare US stage appearance in Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017
City Lit Theater's 38th season will embrace Chicago's first look in a century at an Irish classic, a rarely done Pulitzer winner performed by a non-traditional cast composed entirely of women over 55, a new adaptation by a three-time Jeff-winning adapter of one of the great 19th Century novels, setting its story in a new time and place; and theCity Lit debuts of both the world's first playwright and Chicago's most esteemed translator, retelling an ancient myth through a cast of human actors and life-sized puppets.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
SURVIVORS, a new play by James Masten, will be presented as a staged reading as part of the 29th Street Playwrights Collective's popular NEW WORKS SERIES at Bernie Wohl Theatre on Monday, October 16, at 7 pm. Lucy Gram, artistic director of One Bird Productions, will direct.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017
'The Late Comet' series at Feinstein's/54 Below continues with Ashley Perez Flanagan & Moondrunk with special guests, including Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, on Saturday, November 4 at 11:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
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.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017
OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) incubator for local and emerging artists, presents The Fever, to be performed by New York-based 600 HIGHWAYMEN in complete collaboration with the audience November 15 19, 2017 at The Ex (located in the Loeb Drama Center), 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, announces the cast and creative team for the Los Angeles Premiere of King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, the second production of the 2017/18 Centennial Season of the Pasadena Playhouse, which also serves as Producer Artistic Director Danny Feldman's inaugural season.
by Meet the Cast - Oct 10, 2017
Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent). The play returns to Broadway for the first time since its premiere in 1938 and opens officially tonight, October 10, 2017. This is a limited engagement through November 26, 2017 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the cast in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017
Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce performances of interdisciplinary artist Kalean Ung's original solo work, LETTERS FROM HOME, directed by Marina McClure. LETTERS FROM HOME will play for four performances only: Friday, November 10 & 17, Saturday, November 11 & 18 at 7:30pm at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #130 in Atwater Village.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017
'The Late Comet' series at Feinstein's/54 Below continues with Ashley Perez Flanagan & Moondrunk with special guests, including Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, tonight, November 4, at 11:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
Ars Nova, piece by piece productions and Z Space present the world premiere of The Lucky Ones, a new musical by The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and Sarah Gancher, commissioned and developed by Ars Nova.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017
OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) incubator for local and emerging artists, presents The Fever, to be performed by New York-based 600 HIGHWAYMEN in complete collaboration with the audience November 15 19, 2017 at The Ex (located in the Loeb Drama Center), 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017
This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2017
As described by Gavin Creel himself, this Hello, Dolly! is a 'musical theatre miracle.' Equally miraculous is his performance as Cornelius Hackl, which just earned him a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical. Below, watch as he chats about the role, plus explains why he is extra-excited for one of his fellow nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018
McCarter is proud to welcome a group of esteemed and emerging playwrights and theater artists to Princeton for the Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Retreat. The annual Retreat in June is a centerpiece of McCarter's LAB, a platform and creative incubator devoted to ongoing theatrical development and artist cultivation. The 2018 Retreat will take place from June 6 - June 13.
by BWW - May 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017
The Saints, Chicago's Volunteers for the Performing Arts, has announced that it is awarding $121,269 in grants to 26 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2017.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is pleased to announce that A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus' hit production The Donkey Show will celebrate its 800th performance on June 2, 2018 at 10:30PM. To mark the occasion, A.R.T. is offering 80 dance floor tickets for just $10 each at performances throughout the month of June, subject to availability. Discounted tickets will be available for purchase beginning May 18.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth has announced the world premiere of GLORIA: A LIFE, a new play about Gloria Steinem as a symbol of past, present and future change. The play is based on her life and work, and written by Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say). It is directed by the visionary Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the culmination of its expansive and hugely successful second season with the 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. This year's festival is of particular resonance in this 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation, and focuses on two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to premiere Little Orphan Danny, a musical memoir from Dan Finnerty about what it means to be a good son. This surprisingly touching and irreverently funny show is for everyone out there who has a mother. Julie Foldesi, a veteran Broadway actor who recently appeared in Sunday in the Park with George with Jake Gyllenhaal, plays, among many roles, Dan's birth mother and adoptive mother. The show is Music Directed by Dan Lipton, who was recently the Associate Music Director for Sting's The Last Ship on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018
Full cast and crew have been announced for City Lit's world premiere translation of Aeschylus's theatrically boldest tragedy, PROMETHEUS BOUND, which will begin previews April 27, 2018 and open to the press on Sunday, May 6. This new translation was commissioned by City Lit from Nicholas Rudall, Founding Artistic Director of Court Theater and internationally acclaimed award-winning translator of Greek drama.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018
MCC Theater is thrilled to announce four new productions for its 32nd Season in the Theater's new, permanent home. The season includes an exciting mix of world and New York premieres from artists both familiar and new to MCC audiences-each fulfilling MCC's longtime commitment to bold, risk-taking works from the most vital voices working in theater today.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
American Repertory Theater announces complete casting and creative team for the world premiere musical Jagged Little Pill. The production begins previews on May 5, 2018 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Broadway's smash musical Waitress continues to celebrate Women's History Month when MSNBC TV's popular host Joy-Ann Reid speaks to Tony Award winning director Diane Paulus following the Thursday March 22 performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th St).
by Walter McBride - Jun 7, 2017
On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hello, Dolly!- Gavin Creel, as captured by Walter McBride!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County's growing professional theater company, is excited to announce casting for its upcoming production of "Ring of Fire." This show pulled straight from the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash opens on July 6, 2018 at Raue Center For The Arts and runs select dates through August 12, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017
Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017
Gavin Creel has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for HELLO, DOLLY!.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017
Gavin Creel has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Hello, Dolly!. This marks the actor's third Tony nomination and first win. He was previously nominated for 2019's HAIR AND 2002's THROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. Creel won the 2014 Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards for his starring role as 'Elder Price' in the London production of THE BOOK OF MORMON.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017
Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
City Lit Theater's 38th season will embrace Chicago's first look in a century at an Irish classic, a rarely done Pulitzer winner performed by a non-traditional cast composed entirely of women over 55, a new adaptation by a three-time Jeff-winning adapter of one of the great 19th Century novels, setting its story in a new time and place; and theCity Lit debuts of both the world's first playwright and Chicago's most esteemed translator, retelling an ancient myth through a cast of human actors and life-sized puppets.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) incubator for local and emerging artists, presents Queer Heartache February 9 and 10, 2018 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. Created and performed by award-winning, queer, trans, Asian-American poet from Hawaii, Kit Yan anddirected by Jessi Hill, Queer Heartache returns to A.R.T. after an acclaimed run during the 2016/17 I.D. Festival at OBERON.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018
Theater of War Productions and WNYC today announced a new partnership to present six free performances at The Jerome L. Greene Space, WNYC's state-of-the-art performance and broadcast studio, to occur monthly from January to June 2018. The new partnership launches the second year of Artistic Director Bryan Doerries' appointment as New York City Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Veterans' Services.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a post-performance Beyond the Stage talkback series for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, as part of MTC's 2017-2018 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018
Inspired by Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, three unlikely strangers meet in an unusual and watery place to make connections, to draw conclusions, and to discover the value of what it means to be an actor. Jack Coggins, Florence Pape, and Adam Sentoni are the three actors who meet in this enigmatic and mysterious afterlife. The characters, simply named One, Two and Three, reflect on the past, look toward the future, and try to make sense of their present. BODY OF WORK is a moving and stirring tribute to the life and spirit of acting. The production is directed by Adam Sentoni.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
Artists from the bands Postmodern Jukebox, tUnE-yArDs and Diane Coffee join Broadway and West End talent for Lyric Opera's North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, presented from April 27 to May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018
On Thursday, February 15, Theater of War Productions and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC will present "Hercules in Manhattan" - the second installment of Theater of War's monthly series combining performances of ancient Greek plays with deep conversations about public health and social issues such as gun violence, war, mental health, incarceration, substance abuse, and the failure of the legal system.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017
Beginning in 2018, Theater of War Productions and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC will join forces to present six monthly programs that combine theatrical readings of ancient Greek plays and deep conversations about public health and social issues such as gun violence, war, mental health, incarceration, substance abuse, and the failure of the legal system.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a post-performance Beyond the Stage talkback series for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017
By day, one of the most respected stage directors, actors, writers, and impresarios in Europe; by night, a cabaret chanteuse expunging life's pain and love's agony-this unusual artistic double identity comes together when the director of Festival d'Avignon Olivier Py makes a rare US stage appearance in Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova 'one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies' (New York Times), piece by piece productions and Z Space extends the world premiere of The Lucky Ones until April 28. This 5-time Lucille Lortel award nominated new musical by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher (Hundred Days) was commissioned and developed by Ars Nova.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
Artistic Director Josie Rourke said, "I'm delighted to announce two new productions at the Donmar, joining the previously announced THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, for my penultimate season, with all three directed by women.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner).
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Seafarer, starring Matthew Broderick, opens tonight, and Head Over Heels opens its pre-Broadway run in San Francisco tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
The North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opens this month at Lyric and includes artists Heath Saunders as Jesus, Ryan Shaw as Judas, and Jo Lampert as Mary Magdalene. Lyric is the only place to experience the grand scale of this acclaimed production in its first staging outside London.
by Michael Dale - Apr 11, 2018
The current American president is never mentioned in bookwriter/lyricist Quiara Alegria Hudes and composer/lyricist Erin McKeown's lovely and touching chamber musical MISS YOU LIKE HELL.  But even though the piece has been in development well before anyone thought of the former reality TV star as a serious candidate, his presence is well-felt in their story of an undocumented Mexican-American mom who is facing deportation while trying to rebuild her relationship with her citizen daughter.