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Public Theater [Newman Theater] (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street


Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm

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Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge make their Public Theater debut in an unforgettable and incredibly intimate evening of theater.

Sturridge, in his third collaboration with Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (Heisenberg, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), performs SEA WALL, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable.

Gyllenhaal continues his artistic collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet) in A LIFE, a meditation on how we say goodbye to those we love most.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell (A Doll’s House, The Deep Blue Sea), this heart-filled exploration of the beauty of life and meaning of love, SEA WALL / A LIFE is a must-see evening of dramatic storytelling at its best.

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BWW Review: MANON, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 18, 2019

Manon is not a ballet for the #MeToo era. The story follows Manon as she falls in love with Des Grieux, a poor student. She is, essentially, pimped out by her brother to become the mistress of wealthy aristocrat Monsieur GM. Swayed by the material world of gambling and courtesans, we see Manon falling for the fur coats and jewellery, but it is when she wants to follow her heart and escape with her lover, things go dramatically wrong. She is arrested then raped by a brutal jailer and dies. It is not a tale of female emancipation and not even of the triumph of good over evil. (more...)

BWW Previews: FL DRAMA KIDS BRINGS ALADDIN JR. TO HCC Brandon Campus Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 18, 2019

Through interviewing a pair of Aladdins and Jasmins, as well as a Genie, the consensus is clear. FL Drama Kids is so much more than learning the steps to putting on a musical. Friendships are forged, confidences built and the instructors/directors create a much-needed, fun and safe haven for kids to be themselves. (more...)

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Was Warned Not to do the Monologue in His Upcoming Off-Broadway Show
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal was a guest on the Wednesday night episode of 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,' During the interview, he discussed the surprise announcement of him playing Mysterio in 'Spiderman: Far From Home' and his upcoming Off-Broadway show, 'Sea Wall/A Life,' at the Public Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kaisa Hammarlund and the UK Cast of VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

VIOLET, a multi award-winning musical with Music by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award winner for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for Fun Home, and Tony-nominated for Caroline, or Change and Shrek the Musical), and Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley (The Little Princess), is to get its UK premiere in a 12-week season to Saturday 6 April in an international co-production that will see it transfer to Tokyo (more...)

Kevin Hart to Lead Paul Weitz's FATHERHOOD for Sony Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Deadline reports that Kevin Hart  will star in Fatherhood for Sony Pictures. Paul Weitz will direct Dana Stevens' script, adapted from Matt Logelin's memoir Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss & Love.  (more...)

BackStory Examines Our Desire to be Alone in Latest Episode
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Photo Flash: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is kicking off the New Year with a rare four-week run of the sunny and funny musical that took Broadway by storm: Mamma Mia! (more...)

Song Suffragettes Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary Of 'Time's Up' With 'The Story Behind The Song'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

One year ago today, the all-female, singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes released the original song and music video for “Time's Up”, a musical nod to the female empowerment movement that began in January of 2018. The song went on to receive major media coverage, critical accolades and ultimately raised $10,000 for the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund through single sales and streaming. In celebration of this anniversary, Song Suffragettes just released “'Time's Up' – The Story Behind The Song” via their YouTube page which has amassed over 2.6 million views to date. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on the Third Season Premiere of MAN WITH A PLAN on CBS - Monday, February 4, 2019
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Meryl Tankard Directs Adelaide's Restless Dancers In ZIZANIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Australian dance icon Meryl Tankard and Australia's award winning Restless Dance Theatre have joined forces to present the world premiere of Zizanie by Meryl Tankard, for the 2019 Adelaide Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: Village's I DO! I DO! a Show about Commitment, That Lacks Commitment
by Jay Irwin - Jan 18, 2019

As a self-proclaimed musical theater geek, I'll admit to some gaps in my geekdom and Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's 1966 musical "I Do! I Do!" falls squarely into that gap. Before going to see the current production at Village Theatre I knew nothing about it. I don't even think I've heard the errant song from it off one of my many compilation albums. And now having seen it I'm more than happy to let it fall back into obscurity. With its paper thin, almost conflict free storyline, and songs that simply peter out into an air of forgetfulness, the only thing that saved the evening were the two people performing the show, Kendra Kassebaum and Peter Saide, but even they couldn't save this one. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For The UK Premiere Of Martin Sherman's GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Robert Fox and Alex Turner, in association with Park Theatre and King's Head Theatre, today announce the full cast for the UK premiere of Martin Sherman's new play Gently Down The Stream, following a critically acclaimed run at the Public Theater in New York. Sean Mathias directs Jonathan Hyde, Ben Allen and Harry Lawtey. The production opens at Park Theatre on 18 February 2019, with previews from 13 February, running until 16 March. (more...)

Full Casting Confirmed For ANNIE at The King's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced full casting for their smash hit production of the musical ANNIE which runs opening at the King's Theatre in Glasgow this spring as part of a UK tour. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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Xulon Author Releases Book to Help Readers Find Encouragement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019


Cast Announced For Collide Theatrical's World Premiere Dance Musical THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

COLLIDE presents a contemporary version of Oscar Wilde's classic novel premiering March 22- April 7 at Park Square Theatre. Set in modern day New York City, the story follows a beautiful young Dorian Gray who stumbles into an accidental photo opportunity and shoots to heights of social media fame. Disturbed that her physical beauty will deteriorate with age, Dorian wishes for eternal youth. Her wish is granted, and the photo rather than the woman degrades as she pursues A Life of corruption and debauchery, reminding her that though her looks are unscathed, her soul is not. Can she still find salvation? Or is her soul trapped in the photograph? (more...)

Tony Award winner Renee Elise Goldsberry Performs With The Nashville Symphony This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 17, 2019

No matter the role for which you may best remember Renee Elise Goldsberry - whether it's her Tony Award winning turn as Hamilton's Angelica Schuyler, The Good Wife's assistant state's attorney Geneva Pine, One Life to Live's Evangeline Williamson, Altered Carbon's Quellcrist Falconer on Netflix, or the title character in HBO's acclaimed film adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - you may be certain they all come from within the heart and soul of the multi-talented actress/singer/songwriter who makes her first appearance with the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra, beginning tonight for a three-performance run through Saturday, January 19 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Promotional Video For TUCK EVERLASTING at Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with FedEx, tamburrino, inc., and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff will open 2019 with the musical adaptation of The National Education Association 2017 Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children award recipient, Tuck Everlasting. (more...)

BWW Review: STAND BY YOUR MAN at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jan 17, 2019

The Dutch Apple production of Stand By Your Man provides a non-glamorized portrayal of one of country music's biggest icons.  The performances are very strong within a script that could still use a little work. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP) presents the world-premiere comedy Minor Fantastical Kingdoms by Michael Gotch, Jan. 24 through Feb. 10. Mark Lamos directs the production, returning to the REP after staging the company's sold-out run of A Flea in Her Ear last season. Tickets can be purchased online at or by contacting the REP box office at (302) 831-2204. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOLVES: Empowered By The Pack
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 17, 2019

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama is a compelling production at the Lyric Stage Company with an all-female team of director, designers, and actors. Focusing on the lives of nine teenage girls, it is played out on a suburban soccer practice field where the challenges of the game are mingled with the challenges of coming of age. It is a welcome sight to behold. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For ANNIE At Storyhouse Starring Anita Dobson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming UK tour of their smash hit production of the musical Annie, which is heading to Storyhouse in the spring. (more...)

Lucky Daye Releases New Single KARMA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Today, R&B maverick Lucky Daye shares a brand new single entitled “Karma.” The track is the first release from Lucky's II, which is the second installment of his debut album Painted due out later this year via Keep Cool/RCA Records. Click HERE to listen. (more...)

WABC-TV Is the Most Watched in New York and the US, and EYEWITNESS NEWS and KELLY AND RYAN Finish 2018 as Ratings Leaders
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

WABC-TV, the flagship Disney|ABC-owned television station in New York, announced that it is once again the most-watched television station in the New York television market and the United States in 2018, finishing the year with a 2.7 rating/7 share in DMA Households from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday- Sunday for the full calendar year. With an average quarter-hour audience of 237,000 viewers all year long, ABC7 boasts the largest audience of any television station in the nation. WABC also leads the market among local broadcast station websites and has the highest social media engagement. (more...)

Neal Francis Drops New THESE ARE THE DAYS Single Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

'I just wanted to be honest about everything, from my musical influences to my story,' muses Neal Francis. After years of dishonest living -- consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction -- such sincerity is jarring from the 30-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms and Chicago blues. His music evokes a bygone era of R&B's heyday while simultaneously forging a new path on the musical landscape. Ohio-based Karma Chief Records (a subsidiary of rising soul label Colemine Records) will release two songs, 'These Are The Days' and 'Changes, Pt. 1,' in early 2019 with the full LP to follow in summer 2019. (more...)

BWW Previews: WHIRLWIND COURTSHIP SHOWCASED IN HUNDRED DAYS at The Straz Center For The Performing Art's Jaeb Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 16, 2019

Imagine meeting the one you know in your heart is "the one" and a whirlwind courtship where you are married three short weeks later. Written by Abigail Bengson, Shaun Bengson and Sarah Gancher, "HUNDRED DAYS" tells the story of how the Begsons, a musician couple, would embrace life if gifted with only HUNDRED DAYS. (more...)

3 FUNNY GUYS & A PACK OF CARDS Comes to The Drama Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Three of South Africa's most loved comedy magicians perform together for their debut show, "3 Funny Guys & A Pack Of Cards", a show filled with visual illusions, jaw-dropping sleight-of-hand magic and packed with belly laughter. (more...)

South Camden Theatre Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Artistic Director, Raymond Croce, says that he has chosen five very different shows for the fourteenth season at South Camden Theatre. All of his choices come from playwrights who tell their stories in a dramatically different fashion. One common characteristic for each production is that all of his play choices are told by just two characters. (more...)

The 7 Fingers Return To The Broad Stage With REVERSIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The Broad Stage presents the return of The 7 Fingers with REVERSIBLE for three performances only, February 15 - 17. The 7 Fingers, who performed Cuisine & Confessions at The Broad Stage in 2017, are the best in contemporary circus performers. The Boston Globe calls REVERSIBLE, "hypnotically beautiful..on both an aesthetic and emotional level." REVERSIBLE is also performing February 1-2 at Irvine Barclay Theatre. (more...)

42 IOFF Films Highlighted At San Francisco's International Ocean Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

From the open seas to the Great Lakes, San Francisco's International Ocean Film Festival( continues its mission of saving and educating about our marine heritage. For the Thunder Bay International Film Festival, 42 films from the IOFF will be highlighted will be featured as part of the seventh annual event in Alpena, Michigan at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, January 23 - 27). (more...)

Photo Credit: Walnut Street Theatre Presents A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 210th season with the uproarious Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. Directed by and starring Frank Ferrante, this over-top-top comedy from Tony Winner Ken Ludwig begins previews on January 15th, opens on January 23rd, and runs through March 3rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Nick Cearley Returns to The Armory In BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Portland favorite Nick Cearley returns to The Armory to reprise his role as a fictional shop-boy in Barbra Streisand's real-life shopping mall in Jonathan Tolins' hilarious comedy Buyer & Cellar. Cearley (Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors) has performed the play across the country, playing Alex More - the out of work actor who says yes to a mysterious job and ends up in the basement of a legend - along with the rotating cast of characters who fill Alex's life, including Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Composer Brian Ralston Releases Soundtrack To 'Being Rose'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Film Composer Brian Ralston has announced the digital release of his original soundtrack for the new film "Being Rose" on Friday, January 11, 2019; a physical release is forthcoming. The western-inspired soundtrack will be released through NoteforNote Music and coincides with the film's premiere earlier this month. (more...)

Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar Comes to The Beacon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Eddie Izzard announces U.S. tour dates for his Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar international tour, opening May 8 in Nashville with his final U.S. performance on July 13 in Seattle. The tour is produced by WestBeth Entertainment. For a full list of tour dates, on sale dates and links to tickets, visit (more...)

Eddie Izzard Comes To To Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Eddie Izzard announces U.S. tour dates for his Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar international tour, opening May 8 in Nashville with his final U.S. performance on July 13 in Seattle. The tour comes to Cleveland on May 29, 2019 at the Connor Palace. The tour is produced by WestBeth Entertainment. For a full list of tour dates, on sale dates and links to tickets, visit (more...)

BWW Review: DADA WOOF PAPA HOT at Pandora Productions
by Keith Waits - Jan 15, 2019

Marriages fail for many reasons, or perhaps, more often than not, it boils down to the fear that you have sacrificed something for that commitment, and you want another chance to get it back. And if you have children, the weight is much greater. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of SEAL TEAM on CBS - Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Museum of Natural History Launches New T-Rex Exhibit This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

It's the star of blockbuster movies and children's imaginations, the inspiration for viral memes and inflatable Halloween costumes. Yet despite its high profile in the public consciousness, our perception of Tyrannosaurus rex and its relatives is often much different than the reality. T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, a new exhibition opening at the American Museum of Natural History this spring, will explore the latest research and discoveries about the genus of dinosaurs known as tyrannosaurs, with an emphasis on the most famous and impressive member of the family-T. rex. (more...)

Astralingua Reveal New Single SPACE BLUES, New Album SAFE PASSAGE Out 3/8 via Midnight Lamp Records
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Denver-based band Astralingua have revealed their new single 'Space Blues' from their forthcoming album Safe Passage out March 8 via Midnight Lamp Records (pre-order). 'Space Blues' premiered at PopMatters and can also be shared via Bandcamp.  (more...)

A Memory Play: The Naples Players Present MARJORIE PRIME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Naples Players (TNP) present the Pulitzer Prize-finalist play Marjorie Prime, written by Jordan Harrison, which runs February 6 - March 3, 2019 in the Tobye Studio Theatre at The Naples Players Sugden Theatre. (more...)

David Hill, Director Of Music For The Bach Choir Honoured With An MBE, Makes A Plea For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Bach Choir's Music Director, David Hill, who received an MBE in the recent Queen's New Year's Honours list, speaks out about the state of the arts in the UK - 'an often missing aspect of human growth'. (more...)

Fertility Fest Announces 2019 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Fertility Fest, the only arts festival devoted entirely to the subject of the science of making babies and modern families, is now in its third year. This latest, expanded edition of Fertility Fest runs from 23 April - 18 May and is presented in association with the Barbican as part of the 2019 season, Life Rewired, exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For UK Premiere Of Florian Zeller's THE SON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

As the world premiere of Ishy Din's Approaching Empty opens at Kiln Theatre, the company's Artistic Director, Indhu Rubasingham, announces the casting for the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's The Son, in a translation by Christopher Hampton. Michael Longhurst directs Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Oseloka Obi, Amaka Okafor and Martin Turner. The production opens on 26 February, with previews from 20 February, and runs until 6 April. (more...)

Tom Ratcliffe's CIRCA Comes to the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Circa explores the blurred identity of the gay relationship in the modern age. Following the story of one man's romantic life, we are taken through the different relationships and encounters he experiences over a period of thirty years. Joining him through the joys and pitfalls of trying to find love and fulfilment as a gay man. (more...)

GLORIA: A LIFE Reschedules January 19 Matinee To Join The Women's March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart, Indecent) announced today that GLORIA: A Life has rescheduled its Saturday, January 19 matinee performance in order for the company to join the Women's March on NYC. A performance has been added on Sunday, January 20 at 7pm. The production will perform as scheduled at 8pm on Saturday, January 19. (more...)

St. Luke's United Methodist Church Presents LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

St. Luke's United Methodist Church begins the new year with Little Women: The Musical, based on Louisa May Alcott's enduring novel of the same name. The production is directed by Steve MacKinnon, and runs January 25 through February 3, 2019. (more...)

Corky Reed-Watt Publishes Debut Novel Filled with Suspense
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019


BWW Review: AVENUE Q at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jan 13, 2019

I am so thrilled to report that director Greg Trax and his company completely nailed this show from beginning to end in this production at the Gettysburg Community Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: ORIGINAL DEATH RABBIT, Jermyn Street Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jan 12, 2019

Jermyn Street Theatre opens 2019 with a bang dressing the mental health discourse in a pink fluffy bunny suit. Original Death Rabbit is Rose Heiney's new play which details the downfall and eventual becoming of an unnamed 31-year-old who found sudden fame as a meme (played by BAFTA winner Kimberley Nixon). On the eve of her 32nd birthday, she turns on her laptop wearing her "bunny" and starts telling her internet audience how she got there. (more...)

Curio Theatre Company Announces American Premiere Of THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2019

Curio Theatre Company is ready to rock in 2019 as it continues its season with the American premiere of the devised work from British Company RashDash. In this new work, Curio is tackling a well-worn Chekhov classic with a post-modern deconstructionist rock cabaret. Three Sisters, by RashDash, After Chekhov is set to run February 6 - March 2. The official press opening is Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m. Industry Night is Monday, February 11 at 8 p.m. and there is a matinee performance Saturday February 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30 and are available online at or by phone at 215-921-8243. All shows are performed at Curio's home theatre at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 4740 Baltimore Avenue. (more...)

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