Theatre Information

Walter Kerr Theatre (New York, NY)
219 West 48th St.
Theatre Downtown proudly presents this Pulitzer Prize winning classic that redefined gay themed theatre for a whole new generation. God has abandoned heaven. Its 1985: the Reagans are in The White House and Death swings the scythe of AIDS. Angels in America follows a group of New Yorkers as they deal with the disease in different ways and come to terms with the illness and themselves. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.









Music City Confidential: Why BOYS IN THE BAND Still Resonates
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2018

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Thursday 5(+1): Six Gentlemen From the Nashville Premiere of THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2018

It's the day of the show, y'all: The Nashville premiere of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band is tonight - at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue in The Nations - and six of the actors portraying Crowley's now-iconic characters took time from tech week to answer questions about their processes and to offer their reasons for why you should come see the show. (more...)

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA Completes Roundhouse & Olney's Theatrical Triumph
by Andrew White - Oct 5, 2016

Roundhouse and Olney Theatre's joint production, while long by contemporary theatre-going standards, is as rewarding and heart-warming an evening of theatre as you will ever see.  Director Ryan Rilette guides his all-star cast with a sure hand, and the results are unforgettable. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 28, 2018
by - Oct 28, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with the Stage Management Team of ANGELS IN AMERICA at Round House Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 17, 2016

Today's subjects are living their theatre lives overseeing the nightly operations for one of the most ambitious productions the area has ever seen. It's so big that it took two theatres to co-produce it. I'm speaking of Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center's production of Angels in America, Tony Kushner's two-part, nearly-seven-hour Tony Award-winning magnum opus. Millennium Approaches (Part 1) and Perestroika (Part 2) run in repertory through October 30th and are performed at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD. (more...)

Redemption, Love & Alzheimer's Disease to Take Center Stage in Orlando Shakespeare's BLACKBERRY WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Steve Yockey's Blackberry Winter. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 23, 2018
by - Nov 23, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 5th, 2017 - Lucille Lortel Awards, CLUE: ON STAGE and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 5, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The curtain rises on CLUE: ON STAGE, bowing Saturday at Bucks County Playhouse, and Taran Killam hosts the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards on Sunday! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield, and More in ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. (more...)

David Auburn's PROOF Comes to The Alex Theatre in St Kilda
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful plays in recent years, PROOF, by American playwright David Auburn, will be presented on June 9-19 at The Alex Theatre in St Kilda, by Melbourne's newest theatre company Artefact, an independent production company committed to producing important and influential theatre. It will be directed by Emily O'Brien-Brown. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts
by Daniella Parcell - May 28, 2017

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Nathan Lane (THE FRONT PAGE) and Patti LuPone (WAR PAINT) are no strangers to the Tony Awards, let alone to the Broadway stage. (more...)

PROOF Opens in June at The Alex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful plays in recent years PROOF, by American playwright David Auburn, will be presented from June 9-19th at The Alex Theatre in St Kilda, by Melbourne's newest theatre company Artefact, an independent production company committed to producing important and influential theatre. It will be directed by Emily O'Brien-Brown. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFLE ALONG
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2018

On Day 14 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate another Best Direction of A Play nominee, legendary artist George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Sundog Theatre to Stage Existential Tragicomedy WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Sundog Theatre is pleased to announce this summer's acclaimed Samuel Beckett tragicomedy, WAITING FOR GODOT. (more...)

Will National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA Fly to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

According to the New York Post, the National Theatre production of Angels in America might soon fly to Broadway. Michael Riedel writes: '"Angels" may well wind up at one of the nonprofits - Lincoln Center perhaps, or a limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Lane starred in a fine revival of "The Iceman Cometh" several years ago.' (more...)

People's Light Welcomes Jennifer Childs in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

People's Light presents I Will Not Go Gently, the latest award-winning, one-woman show from Philadelphia's queen of comedy, Jennifer Childs. In the style of Anna Deavere Smith and Lily Tomlin, with original songs by Childs and Christopher Colucci, this outrageous tour de force introduces a cadre of colorful characters, like music maven Sierra Mist, who straddle the gap between past and future-deadly sincere, impossibly hopeful, and ready to rock. A comedic musical journey across the tricky terrain of middle age, I Will Not Go Gently storms across the Steinbright Stage in Malvern from March 21 through April 15, 2018. (more...)

HAPPILY AFTER EVER Begins 3/30 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the Ricochet Collective with HAPPILY AFTER EVER, written by Laura Zlatos and directed by Sherri Eden Barber. HAPPILY AFTER EVER begins performances on Wednesday, March 30 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 16.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

BWW Review: ACT 1's Otherworldly ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2017

Make no bones about it: the mind and imagination of playwright Tony Kushner (whose Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is playing at Nashville's Darkhorse Theatre, in a new production of from ACT 1) is nothing like yours or mine or that guy sitting at the table by the window at your neighborhood Starbucks, tip-tap-typing away at his laptop in hopes of capturing lightning in a bottle with his words or that woman waxing philosophical about the current political climate in this country while recapping the latest happenings on her favorite TV series for some obscure website. (more...)

1812 Productions to Stage Jennifer Childs' New Comedy I WILL NOT GO GENTLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

A rock 'n' roll queen returns for her crown in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY, a world premiere comedy written and performed by Jennifer Childs, running April 21 - May 15, 2016 from 1812 Productions. This play with music tells the story of fictional '80s rock icon Sierra Mist and the spirit of rebellion embodied in her music. Sierra has gone from top of the charts to middle aged obscurity, leaving behind a legion of fans for whom her songs were the anthems of their adolescence. (more...)

World Premiere Of Lee Kalcheim's COMING BACK LIKE A SONG! Begins June 28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Emmy Award-winner Lee Kalcheim's (All in the Family) World Premiere, Coming Back Like a Song!, a play about Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen. Directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (City of Angels, Into The Woods; BTG: Arsenic and Old Lace, Constellations), Coming Back Like a Song! features Tony Award-nominated David Garrison (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine) as Irving Berlin, Philip Hoffman (Cabaret, Falsettos) as Harold Arlen and David Rasche (Sledge Hammer!) as Jimmy Van Heusen. Performances begin Thursday, June 28, 2018 and run through Saturday, July 21, 2018 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA.  (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

VIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2018

On June 21, Susan Fales-Hill sat down for an intimate conversation with George C. Wolfe, the award-winning director and playwright who returned to Broadway this year with the new production of The Iceman Cometh. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 6/25/2017
by BWW - Jun 25, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/25/2017 for Columbus (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 6/18/2017
by BWW - Jun 18, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/18/2017 for Columbus (more...)

Sundog Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT Starts Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Sundog Theatre presents Samuel Beckett tragicomedy, WAITING FOR GODOT, beginning today, June 17.. (more...)

Photo Flash: Special Uptown Players To Present ANGELS IN AMERICA, PERESTROIKA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Reviewer Mark Lowry said of Uptown's presentation of Part One, Angels In America, Millenium Approaches with actress Emily Scott Banks as the Angel hovering above the bed of the ailing Prior, played by Garret Storms, that it "always feels like extended exposition for the second part, Perestroika". Uptown will present Part Two Angels in America, Perestroika as a special event to kick-off Gay History Month this fall. Angels in America received a record 11 nominations at the 72nd annual Tony Awards this month, winning three awards, including Best Revival of a Play. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 6/11/2017
by BWW - Jun 11, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/11/2017 for Columbus (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Uptown Players Announces 2018-2019 Season Lineup - SPRING AWAKENING, ANGELS IN AMERICA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its 2018-2019 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater and Moody Performance Hall. The season will feature the regional premieres of the 2017 Drama Desk nominated musical, The View Upstairs, a new comedy from the writer of NBC's Emmy-nominated hit "This is Us", The Cake, plus the world premiere of a special holiday tribute, A Very Judy Christmas. Also in the season lineup are the hilarious 2016 Broadway musical, Disaster!, and the Tony Award-winning Musical Spring Awakening, which will be presented at Moody Performance Hall. Rounding out its 2018-2019 season is its annual fundraising production, Broadway Our Way, also at Moody Performance Hall and the previously announced production of Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika. (more...)

Uptown Players Announce 2018/2019 Season And Bonus Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its 2018-2019 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater and Moody Performance Hall. (more...)

STAGE KISS Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl's singular voice with a funny and charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss-or when actors share a real one. (more...)

Redemption, Love & Alzheimer's Disease to Take Center Stage in Orlando Shakespeare's BLACKBERRY WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Steve Yockey's Blackberry Winter. (more...)

Debra Messing to Join Abigail Breslin in ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

As previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby - today, Deadline has confirmed that the project has officially received a green light, with television star and stage alum Debra Messing coming on board. (more...)

VIDEO: Debra Messing Gushes on Starring in Upcoming DIRTY DANCING Reboot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

As BWW previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby and Debra Messing (SMASH) as Baby's mom, Marjorie Houseman. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Director George C. Wolfe to be Honored at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced that award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe will receive the 16th Monte Cristo Award.  (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

BWW TV: The Year that Was- Relive the Plays of 2018!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 30, 2018

It has been an epic year for Broadway, with a whopping 22 plays having opened in 2018. Before we get wrapped up in the theatre season ahead, BroadwayWorld wants to stop and salute the shows that made this year great. Check out our 2018 wrap up below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: The Shows of 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2018

The gifts have been opened, the feasts have been eaten and the merriment has been had. As the holiday season comes to a close and we countdown the final days of the year, we're getting ready to ring in 2019 by looking back. Many theatres will get marquee makeovers in the coming weeks, as a handful of shows prepare to take their final bows. Before that happens, peek back on all of the Broadway marquees of 2018 below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's BLACKBERRY WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Steve Yockey's Blackberry Winter. Yockey's new play tells the story of a daughter doing her best to shepherd her mother in safety and comfort through the memory loss and dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease. Blackberry Winter appears from January 4 - February 5, 2017 in the Goldman Theater. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Workmen's Circle Honors Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-Winning Playwright and Screenwriter Tony Kushner
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The Workmen's Circle presented activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with its Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-on Monday, December 10, 2018. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast and Creative Team for Hansol Jung's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Wild Goose Dreams, by Hansol Jung, directed by Leigh Silverman, running September 5 - October 1 (press opening: Sunday, September 10) in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Set for 6 Performance Run at Barbershop Theatre 9/27-10/1
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 22, 2018

Nine Nashville area actors have been cast in the upcoming production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band, which will play six performances at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue, in a production helmed by veteran director Jeffrey Ellis, who is known throughout Tennessee as a leading theater journalist and critic. (more...)

Uptown Players Announces Lineup for Gay History Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its programming for its upcoming Gay History Play Festival. From September 28 through October 19, 2018, Uptown Players will present three plays with themes that focus on Gay History. (more...)

Ensemble Concludes Its 38th Season With ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

In the second part of Tony Kushner's epic, set in 1980's New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer's marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Closes Season with Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce the final show in its 2016-2017 Season, the witty and "Wilde" AN IDEAL HUSBAND. Oscar Wilde's scintillating and timely comedy, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, will have 12 performances, including two previews, June 1 through June 24, 2017, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $20 - $32, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. (more...)

1812 Productions to Stage Jennifer Childs' New Comedy I WILL NOT GO GENTLY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

A rock 'n' roll queen returns for her crown in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY, a world premiere comedy written and performed by Jennifer Childs, running April 21 - May 15, 2016 from 1812 Productions. This play with music tells the story of fictional '80s rock icon Sierra Mist and the spirit of rebellion embodied in her music. Sierra has gone from top of the charts to middle aged obscurity, leaving behind a legion of fans for whom her songs were the anthems of their adolescence. (more...)

Round House Theatre Continues 2017-2018 Season With Athol Fugard's 'MASTER HAROLD' ...AND THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Round House Theatre continues its 2017-2018 Season with Athol Fugard's "Master Harold"… and the Boys, directed by Artistic Director Ryan Rilette. "Master Harold"… and the Boys runs from April 11 - May 6, 2018. Press night is Monday, April 16, 2018. Please see below for complete program details and ticket information.  (more...)

Ensemble Concludes Its 38th Season With ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

In the second part of Tony Kushner's epic, set in 1980's New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer's marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. (more...)

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