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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014
The York Theatre Company presents a special event, The Gift of Music, a father's legacy, a concert tribute to cantor and Broadway performer Larry Gilbert, written by Stephen Cole, directed by Pamela Hunt with music direction by Michael Rice. The cast features George Dvorsky, Marcie Henderson and Quinn Lemley. Two performances only tonight, September 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.)
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 3, 2015
One of America's most controversial men takes center stage in a new play by Joan Beber called IN BED WITH ROY COHN. Directed by Katrin Hilbe, IN BED WITH ROY COHN opened last night, September 2nd, and will run through October 3rd at Theater Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $55-65 and can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com. Check out photos from opening night below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, celebrates major milestones with the announcement of its upcoming 2014-2015 season. The 45th Anniversary season will see the Off-Broadway premieres of two Main Stage productions: Texas in Paris starring Tony Award-winner Lillias White, and the highly anticipated Harold and Maude, an intimate musical. The acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series will present its 100th production, expanding to a two-week performance schedule for the musicals Big, A Time for Singing and Saturday Night; My Favorite Year will then play a one-week schedule. Special events include the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala honoring Broadway's Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and York's ongoing schedule of developmental readings, labs and more at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015
One of America's most controversial men takes center stage in a new play by Joan Beber called IN BED WITH ROY COHN. Directed by Katrin Hilbe, IN BED WITH ROY COHN opens tonight, September 2nd, and will run through October 3rd at Theater Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015
Pear Theatre inaugurates its 2015/2016 season in a brand new space with the World Premiere of The Walls of Jericho.  The Pear's own Artistic Director, Diane Tasca, has created this stage adaptation of the short story "Night Bus," by Samuel Hopkins Adams, the delightful romantic comedy from 1933 that also inspired the classic film, "It Happened One Night."
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015
From hit songs to bumper stickers to eye-black, Jesus is trending high wherever you look. But at the end of the day, many 'try Jesus' and come away disappointed in the experience. That's because the Jesus of popular culture looks much more like us than the God-man who appeared in the flesh two thousand years ago. We've got Guru Jesus, Braveheart Jesus, Dr. Phil Jesus, Free-Range Jesus, and plenty more imposters that feed into our selfish desires. The problem is, they don't have the power to save us or transform us into new creations. Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014
MARK MY WORDS 2014: A WICKED COOL EVENING, tonight, October 21 at 8:00 p.m., is a once-in-a-lifetime event - a conversation between the creators of the book and Broadway smash Wicked. Gregory Maguire wrote the original novel Wicked - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Stephen Schwartz, legendary composer and lyricist of Pippin and Godspell, adapted Maguire's twisted take on L. Frank Baum's universe into one of the most successful musicals in history. Moderated by Connecticut theater legend Frank Rizzo, this is a unique opportunity to hear these creators talk about writing, music, theatre and, of course, the Wonderful World of Oz.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014
MARK MY WORDS 2014: A WICKED COOL EVENING, on Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m., is a once-in-a-lifetime event - a conversation between the creators of the book and Broadway smash Wicked. Gregory Maguire wrote the original novel Wicked - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Stephen Schwartz, legendary composer and lyricist of Pippin and Godspell, adapted Maguire's twisted take on L. Frank Baum's universe into one of the most successful musicals in history. Moderated by Connecticut theater legend Frank Rizzo, this is a unique opportunity to hear these creators talk about writing, music, theatre and, of course, the Wonderful World of Oz.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014
Jesse L. Martin, Billy Porter, David Rockefeller, Jr., and Stephen DeRosa will salute NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Dean Emerita Mary Schmidt Campbell and Municipal Arts Society's President Vin Cipolla at The Acting Company's Gala on November 17 at 360 Degrees Tribeca.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014
Jesse L. Martin, Billy Porter, David Rockefeller, Jr., and Stephen DeRosa will salute NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Dean Emerita Mary Schmidt Campbell and Municipal Arts Society's President Vin Cipolla at The Acting Company's Gala tonight, November 17 at 360 Degrees Tribeca.
by Patrick Brassell - May 3, 2014
What if a group of modern-day folks, annoyed by modern technology and the fast pace of life in the 21st century, decided to create a place where it would always be 1955?
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014
Hailed by the New York Times as one of "Broadway's electric conductors," Todd Ellison is one of the most accomplished and sought after Music Directors working today.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015
The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015
Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015
The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015
The Cradle Song, Gregorio Martinez Sierra's tale of a child left at a conventand the extraordinary impact that has on the lives of the nuns, will be presented as a staged reading by The Acting Company at 7 pm tonight, March 9th at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street (10th - 11thAvenues).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015
'Please be at the Black Swan Hotel at midday tomorrow. Do come!' was how the telegram read. It was sent to Sherlock Holmes from Violet Hunter, a governess employed at The Copper Beeches.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015
Kevin Kline returns to his Acting Company roots to talk about Shakespeare following the Company's April 8th, 8pm performance of Macbeth at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street. One of America's finest classical actors, Kevin Kline is a founding member of The Acting Company, having spent four years touring with the Company right out of Juilliard. The talkback is in conjunction with The Acting Company's 42nd national tour of Macbeth and Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The New York run is April 1 - 12. Tickets are available by phone: 212-563-9261 or online:www.pearltheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015
Today, March 31 at 7:00p.m., this Mark Twain classic adapted by East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, will be performed by students at West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore Street, under Stahlhuth's direction.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015
The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut announced today that seventeen-year-old Playwright-in-Residence Noah Altshuler will adapt Mark Twain's timeless classic, THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, for the stage, with an eye towards Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015
On Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00p.m., this Mark Twain classic adapted by East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, will be performed by students at West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore Street, under Stahlhuth's direction.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015
The Cradle Song, Gregorio Martinez Sierra's tale of a child left at a conventand the extraordinary impact that has on the lives of the nuns, will be presented as a staged reading by The Acting Company at 7 pm on Monday, March 9th at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street (10th - 11thAvenues).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015
One-hundred-and-fifty-years ago, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln attended 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. During the third act, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box to fire the fatal shot.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015
Kliewer, who served as artistic director from 1980-1998, wrote, 'In almost any other civilized country in the world, audiences can see performances drawn from the 16th century -- even farther back in some countries. But no other company in the United States is attempting to revive plays and entertainments of our own past.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015
Margot Harley, producer of The Acting Company, has announced the Company's New York Season in conjunction with its 42nd National Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014
Hailed by the New York Times as one of 'Broadway's electric conductors,' Todd Ellison is one of the most accomplished and sought after Music Directors working today.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015
It was announced today that Judy Blazer will join the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of Miss Shingle.  She will begin performances on Tuesday, June 30.  Carole Shelley, who currently fills the role, will play her final performance on Sunday, June 28.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015
Judy Blazer joins the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of 'Miss Shingle' tonight, June 30.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015
This August, one of America's most controversial men takes center stage in a new play by Joan Beber called In Bed With Roy Cohn. Directed by Katrin Hilbe, In Bed With Roy Cohn will begin performances on August 25th and open on September 2nd and will run through October 3rd at Theater Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015
The Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is now in its third year of providing an after-school theater program for students in the Wildwood School District. Throughout the whole school year, ELTC's artists-in-residence meet with two classes two afternoons weekly. Group sizes vary between ten to twenty students, and topics cover improvisation, movement, and working with scripts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015
Connecticut authors Katy Lee and Nan Rossiter will be on hand for an intimate lunch gathering where fans can hear them chat about writing the love stories you love to read noon Friday, Feb. 13. 2015 at the Mark Twain House and Museum.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015
Just because East Lynne Theater Company isn't currently producing shows weekly, doesn't mean the company is idle. During the winter, there are touring shows on the road, and in Cape May, the company offers Murder Mystery Weekends, lectures and workshops, and events in March sponsored by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's (NJTA) 'Stages Festival.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015
The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater presents William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," directed by Devin Brain, Friday, March 20, 8 p.m.; and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," adapted by acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain, directed by Ian Belknap, Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m. Both performances take place at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., on the campus of College of DuPage. There will be a free MAC Chat with the cast led by Brain immediately following both performances. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company in action below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2015
The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater presents William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth,' directed by Devin Brain; and 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court,' adapted by acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain, directed by Ian Belknap. Click below to go behind the scenes with the companies from both productions!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015
'Our newly commissioned adaptation of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Jeffrey Hatcher (Tuesdays with Morrie, Columbo) will have its world premiere mid-February at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis prior to our 42nd national tour,' announced The Acting Company's producer and co-founder, Margot Harley. 'Connecticut Yankee will tour to 14 states running in repertory with a new production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, stopping in New York for two weeks at Off-Broadway's Pearl Theater April 1-12. This is our seventh tour in association with the Guthrie.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015
The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a seventh year to present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - a satirical story adapted by acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain - in repertory with Macbeth, Shakespeare's dark and powerful tragedy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015
Connecticut authors Katy Lee and Nan Rossiter will be on hand for an intimate lunch gathering where fans can hear them chat about writing the love stories you love to read noon today, Feb. 13. 2015 at the Mark Twain House and Museum.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015
The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a seventh year to present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - a satirical story adapted by acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain - in repertory with Macbeth, Shakespeare's dark and powerful tragedy.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014
Those foot-stopping aggies, those friendly ladies of the night (and day), Miss Mona, Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd, the side-stepping Governor, and master media manipulator Melvin P. Thorpe will populate Broadway in the brand-new production of the Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015
This August, one of America's most controversial men takes center stage in a new play by Joan Beber called In Bed With Roy Cohn. Directed by Katrin Hilbe, In Bed With Roy Cohn will begin performances on August 25th and open on September 2nd and will run through October 3rd at Theater Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street).  Tickets are $55-65 and can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015
Currently Off- Broadway, one of America's most controversial men is taking center stage in a new play by Joan Beber called In Bed With Roy Cohn. Directed by Katrin Hilbe, In Bed With Roy Cohn  began performances on August 25th and will open on September 2nd and will run through October 3rd at Theater Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street).  Tickets are $55-65 and can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com.
by Jessica Khan - Aug 28, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE CHRISTIANS and HAMLET IN BED begin off-Broadway and Babs gets a rerun on THE TONIGHT SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014
The York Theatre Company presents a special event, The Gift of Music, a father's legacy, a concert tribute to cantor and Broadway performer Larry Gilbert, written by Stephen Cole, directed by Pamela Hunt with music direction by Michael Rice. The cast features George Dvorsky, Marcie Henderson and Quinn Lemley. Two performances only on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015
This month, one of America's most controversial men takes center stage in a new play by Joan Beber called In Bed With Roy Cohn. Directed by Katrin Hilbe, In Bed With Roy Cohn will begin performances tonight, August 25th, and open on September 2nd and will run through October 3rd at Theater Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015
Kevin Kline returns to his Acting Company roots to talk about Shakespeare following the Company's performance of MACBETH today, April 8th at 8pm at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015
Biography, S. N. Behrman's story of a New York celebrity portrait artist about to release her autobiography, much to the horror of her former lover and a legion of others, will be presented as a staged reading by The Acting Company at 7 pm on Monday, April 6 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42ndStreet (10th - 11th Avenues).
by Wesley Doucette - Apr 14, 2015
Dominic Symonds analyzes the early collaborations between Rodgers and Hart in a book published by the Oxford University Press.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014
Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced ten mainstage productions in his final season at the helm of the world renowned theater, culminating 20 years of remarkable leadership. The 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by A.R. Gurney, Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, the Guthrie debut of visionary writer and director Mary Zimmerman, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015
Margot Harley, producer of The Acting Company, has announced the Company's New York Season in conjunction with its 42nd National Tour.