Abraham Lincoln Broadway


Forrest Theatre

(New York, NY)
230 W. 49th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
On Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. THE BRUTES by Casey Wimpee will be presented at THE PLAYERS - once the historic home of Edwin Booth - 16 Gramercy Park S, New York City. Members of the Booth family will be in attendance, and the performance is presented in collaboration with spit&vigor by Paul Valle, the great-great-great grandson of patriarch Junius Brutus Booth, and his wife Jan.
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Sep 22, 2019
NECESSARY SACRIFICES at Taproot Theater is both necessary and a gift to audiences. In a time of great division, this show reaches deep into the psyche of our nation and reminds us how even those with great differences can work together. With compelling dialogue, witty and heartfelt performances, and the absence of distractions, NECESSARY SACRIFCIES wastes no time in showing us what it means to be guided by the better angels of our nature.
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Oct 30, 2019
When it comes to United States history, it can be easy to gloss over the period between the early 1800s to the cusp of the Civil War. The generation who lived during this forgotten era, however, faced no less tumultuous times than we do in modern times. Aaron Posner's play, JQA, specifically looks at this time period through the eyes of John Quincy Adams, who, as the son of founding father John Adams, and later a statesman in his own right, was uniquely poised to survey the era's ups and downs. Through the use of fictionalized encounters with some of America's most dynamic figures, the political and personal issues raised in JQA are as relevant now as they've ever been.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Zachary James, bass, will be making his highly anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut on November 8 in the Met premiere of Philip Glass' Akhnaten. Described as a 'true stage animal' by Opera News, James is an international opera singer known for his 'huge, robust bass' which 'resonates with force' (Bach Track), 'tremendous power and presence' (The Arts Desk, London) and 'intrinsically beautiful', 'cavernous bass' with 'oomph and range' (Opera News). Akhnaten, directed by Phelim McDermott, runs November 8 through December 7. On November 23, the production will be part of the Met's 'Live in HD' movie theater transmission series and will be broadcast to cinemas across the world.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
The Metropolitan Opera presents the company premiere of Philip Glass's modern masterpiece Akhnaten on November 8, 2019, with performances continuing through December 7.
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 19, 2019
Anyone who has undertaken a show by Stephen Sondheim knows that the music is seriously difficult, often including dissonant cords, tricky intervals, and overlapping lines. Assassins is no exception. Written by John Weidman and Sondheim, it was first produced at Playwrights Horizons in 1990 and hit Broadway in 2004. It was originally scheduled to play on Broadway in 2001, but was postponed due to the events of September 11, 2001. The story of those who assassinated or attempted to assassinate various Presidents throughout US history, Assassins combines quirky characters such as the Proprietor and Balladeer with historical characters such as Emma Goldman and John Wilkes Booth. It covers complex themes ranging from broken dreams to corruption to classism with dark humor. The show approaches these themes and the overarching theme of disillusionment with the American dream in a way that may make audiences feel uncomfortable as they are confronted with truths that are all too real about our country, our history, and human nature. Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg takes on Assassins now through November 3rd.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
MTC announces events following select performances of Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Jimmy Tingle's 20/20 Vision will play 10 performances only at The Broadway Comedy Club (318 West 53rd Street) from November 10- December 23. The show is a funny, thought provoking and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through the experience of comedian, commentator and 2018 candidate for LT Governor of Massachusetts, Jimmy Tingle. For reservations and more information, please visit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Seacoast Repertory Theater takes a provocative yet entertaining look at American culture in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, a musical revue based on the lives of U.S. history's notorious presidential assailants.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
In January, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open its third production of its fourth season, the five-time Tony Award winning musical, Assassins.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Common Ground, the new musical by Granville Wyche Burgess and Stan Wietrzychowsk, tells the yet-untold story of what really necessitated the Emancipation Proclamation. This special book-in-hand presentation, will be Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. at The Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street, NYC. Common Ground begins with a veiledly racist President Lincoln, carrying a country-at-war on his back, deliberating on how to make peace with his foes and forge an alliance with the formidable Frederick Douglass.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Jersey City may be known for its many murals, but rarely do we find out about the artists who create them. That's about to change when Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) showcases the young talent behind the city's newest public art display a?" Heroes of the World.
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2019
Netflix announces that the final season of Marvel's Jessica Jones, the groundbreaking, award-winning series about a New York City private investigator with incredible strength, will launch on Friday, June 14. All 13 episodes will be released to Netflix members globally on this date.
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2019
Netlix has released the trailer for the final season of Marvel's Jessica Jones.  When Jessica (Krysten Ritter) crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish (Rachael Taylor) must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down. But a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism, and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2019
Continuing the tradition that Marvel's Jessica Jones has had of championing women both in front of and behind the camera, this season saw the show's star Krysten Ritter take on a new role when she had the opportunity to direct the second episode. Go behind-the-scenes as Ritter and her castmates reflect on their experiences.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
'Lincoln 2020,' a sharp, interactive political comedy that satirizes our current political situation without ever using the T-word, premiering June 6th as part of the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator, 2018 candidate for LT Governor of Massachusett and the founder of Humor for Humanity. He will return to New England area stages with his newest theatrical show Jimmy Tingle's 2020 Vision, a funny, thought-provoking, and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics. The show will answer the question "why would a comedian run for office" as it illuminates Jimmy's 2018 campaign with passion, purpose and a sense of humor.
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
On Thursday, June 27, the Boomerang streaming service will debut Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?. New episodes will roll out weekly, with the season finale streaming Thursday, Sept. 19.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
Announcing 'Lincoln 2020,' a sharp, interactive political comedy that satirizes our current political situation without ever using the T-word, premiering June 6th as part of the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
Ford's Theatre Society celebrated the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 2, 2019, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bipartisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit's theatrical and educational programs.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
On behalf of the Gisela Johnson and the Johnson family, we are informing you that Emmy winning comedic actor, Arte Johnson has passed at 1:45am, July 3rd, 2019.  There are no services planned.  His ashes will be taken to his home away from home in HI, were a private ceremony will be held.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Happy 243rd birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. On this most special of days to be an American, we're giving you a crash course on the story of our nation, the only way we know how... through musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
WRITE OUT LOUD, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience  - announces the 10th Anniversary of their Annual TwainFest to take place on Saturday, August 17th from 11am - 5:00pm in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego.
by George Weinhouse - Jul 25, 2019
THE BLACK CLOWN, as envisioned by Langston Hughes, is a metaphor for the Afro-American as a figure of entertainment in a white world.  It is also a series of verses by Hughes.  In this performance piece devised by Davone Tines and  Michael Schachter, the clown is examined though the lens of history and given life in a series of impressive vignettes, employing song, acting, and dance.  An eclectic mix of music is heard, mainly soul, gospel, Black choral, and spiritual.   Various verses of the poem, which is lengthy, are brought to life by the extremely talented performers; some examples follow:
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with the Boston area premiere of Richard Strand's Ben Butler from August 2 through August 25 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, a smart and funny discourse on race, protocol and our sense of humanity garnered high critical acclaim during its Off Broadway run in 2016. New York's Joseph Discher who helmed the show's world premiere production in 2014 and the Off Broadway production in 2016, makes his GSC debut directing Ben Butler. Actors Ames Adamson as General Benjamin Butler and Shane Taylor as escaped slave Shepard Mallory make their GSC debut in Ben Butler. GSC veterans Doug Bowen-Flynn as Lieutenant Kelly and David DeBeck as Confederate Major Cary complete the cast. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, runs from August 2 through August 25. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
STORMY WEATHER, a ferocious new comedy written by Michael MacKenzie Wills and Directed by Jacob Demlow, will be making its world premiere this Summer, in a limited engagement run August 12 a?" 25 as part of the Rave Theater Festival at the Teatro Latea Theater, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor. STORMY WEATHER, which contains nudity and adult situations, is recommended for adults only. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
July 21st marks the death of renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns. After many centuries of celebrating the remarkable poets birthday on January 25th with 'Burns Night' Suppers and nights of dancing and sipping fine Scottish Whiskey, one composer bids him farewell. Tish Tindall, AKA The Fabulous TT created an original musical of the man himself, simply entitled 'Robert Burns the Musical'.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm), under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Estrella, today announced the addition of Aaron Posner's new play JQA in the second slot of the 2019-2020 lineup. Estrella will direct the New England premiere of JQA, in which a diverse cast of four actors share the role of one-term American President John Quincy Adams. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon, previously announced as the season's second play, will open The Gamm's 2020-2021 season instead. Joe Wilson, Jr., Coordinator of Activism through Performance and Resident Acting Company Member at Trinity Repertory Company, will direct Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie Award-winning play that explodes ideas about race and American identity. JQA runs from October 24-November 17 at The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI. Season subscriptions for Season 35 are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale in early August. Information at
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol is bringiing  ASSASSINS to the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Two years ago, Roger Q. Mason paid tribute to Billy Porter, the 2018 recipient of the Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award, by performing in a reading of Porter's semi-autobiographical play, As I Yet Live. Now, 2020 is Mason's year - and he is kicking it off, following in Porter's fabulous footsteps, as this year's Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award recipient.  The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm at the West Hollywood Council Chambers (625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069).  Details of the program will be announced in the coming months.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Skylight Theatre Company, recognized for their unwavering commitment to developing new works, has confirmed a 2020 lineup of three plays, and a fourth TBA. All plays are new to Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Ford's Theatre Society announced that audiences and the company of A Christmas Carol raised $83,388.91 for Bright Beginnings during performances of this season's A Christmas Carol. Over the last 11 years, the company has raised more than $919,988 for Washington-area charities, aiding thousands within the D.C.-area who experience homelessness and hunger.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is honoring NBC's I Dream of Jeannie star and SFCM alumna Barbara Eden on Friday, February 14, at its annual Fanfare Luncheon, recognizing the significant contributions Ms. Eden has made to arts and culture and the SFCM community.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Playwrights Foundation's first Rough Reading of the year is Emmylu by Boni B. Alvarez, directed by M. Graham Smith. Using the tragic 2017 Las Vegas shooting as a point of departure, Emmylu explores how Trumpism appeals to many people of color. Readings of Emmylu by Boni B. Alvarez are on on January 13, 7:30pm, Roble Hall, Stanford University and January 14, 7:30pm, Theatre of Yugen, San Francisco.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Town Hall presents Pulitzer Prize winning author Tony Kushner and best-selling author Sarah Vowell in conversation about Lincoln's Legacy on Thursday, March 5 at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
The Handel and Haydn Society and the Museum of African American History present the Emancipation Proclamation Concert. This special event will also mark the 2,500th performance by the Handel and Haydn Society in its history. Part of Boston's First Night celebration, the concert will take place at the historic Trinity Church in Copley Square Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Scott Allen Jarrett conducting. The performance will include narration by poet Regie Gibson of passages from the Emancipation Proclamation. The concert is free and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Wagnerian vaudeville, parody pastiche, and Bayreuth burlesque await guests at DAS RHINESTONE, an evening of serious singing, sequins, and plenty of WTF operatic moments to get you in or distract you from the holiday spirit. Zachary James, appearing courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera, brings Wagner's diva daddy Wotan to glittering, semi-nude life at this one night only event on December 23 at New York's The Slipper Room (167 Orchard Street).
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
On December 12, NYC-ARTS will feature a look at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art dedicated to providing a platform for artistic exploration through multi-faceted LGBTQ perspectives located in SoHo.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
El documentalista Diego López dará a conocer el video Diego Rivera: un artista en la encrucijada, el miércoles 4 de diciembre a las 19:30 horas en el Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. La cinta recupera una de las etapas más críticas en la vida del artista, cuando realizó el mural El hombre en la encrucijada en el Rockefeller Center en marzo de 1933 en Nueva York, la cual provocó el enojo de la familia Rockefeller por haber incluido un retrato del líder comunista Vladimir Ilich Lenin.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Spend an intimate afternoon with DMMO favorite and Broadway star, bass Zachary James. Enjoy this critically acclaimed one-man show, which combines tales from his time in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at the Lincoln Center, his portrayal of 'Lurch' in the original cast of The Addams Family, as well as performances of the greatest hits from Oklahoma, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Pajama Game, On The Town, Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, The Fantasticks, Camelot, and Most Happy Fella.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
On Thursday, January 16, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, professor, and historian David Blight comes to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series. He will discuss his latest book, FREDERICK DOUGLASS, about the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. A frequent lecturer, Douglass spoke in Portsmouth, NH in 1862 at the Temple, which would later become the site of The Music Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, a captivating play based on the life of trail-blazing astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. The Ford's Theatre production is directed by Seema Sueko and features Laura C. Harris (Arena Stage's The Heiress, Signature Theatre's The Flick) as Henrietta Leavitt, Nora Achrati as Annie Jump Cannon, Emily Kester as Margaret Leavitt, Jonathan David Martin as Peter Shaw and Holly Twyford as Williamina Fleming. Performances are January 24 to February 23, 2020. A media performance is scheduled for January 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the world-premiere musical American Prophet, directed and co-written by award-winning playwright Charles Randolph-Wright (Broadway's Motown The Musical) and featuring new music by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and co-script writer Marcus Hummon. The musical chronicles the life and legacy of one of the most notable human rights leaders of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass. Known as one of the greatest leaders of the abolitionist movement, Douglass was a prominent activist, author, orator and statesman. His own words power the soaring new melodies and original script. Directed by Randolph-Wright, American Prophet runs July 10 - August 16, 2020 in the Kreeger Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Famed magician and television personality Penn Jillette will be lending his voice to STORMY WEATHER, a ferocious new comedy written by Michael MacKenzie Wills and Directed by Jacob Demlow, that will be making its world premiere in a limited engagement run August 12 a?" 25 as part of the Rave Theater Festival at the Teatro Latea Theater, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor. In the play, Mr Jillette takes on the role of a weather announcer who alerts residents in the Fire Island Pines about an impending storm. STORMY WEATHER contains nudity and adult situations, and is recommended for adults only.
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 26, 2019
Signature Theatre and Stephen Sondheim have been a winning combination in the DC theatre scene since 1991when the company presented Sweeney Todd at Gunston. In 1992 it presented the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman collaboration known as Assassins. The show was produced again by Signature in 2006 in their garage space.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Totem Pole Playhouse, America's summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA has announced the final production in the Playhouse's new summer subscription series, Wrong Turn at Lungfish by legendary writer/director, Garry Marshall and acclaimed screenwriter, Lowell Ganz. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
In a special appearance at Musco Center for the Arts on Thursday*, October 10 at 7:30pm, Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will discuss 'Leadership in Turbulent Times,' a look at how qualities of four major U.S. Presidents distinguished the way they led the nation. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
In a special appearance at Musco Center for the Arts on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30pm, Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will discuss 'Leadership in Turbulent Times,' a look at how qualities of four major U.S. Presidents distinguished the way they led the nation.