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BURN THIS tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives are uprooted by a young dancer's accidental death. Set in downtown New York in the raw and gritty 1980s, the combustible drama explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of the dangerous, sexy, raw and demanding Pale (Adam Driver) and the modern dancer Anna, and their tempestuous relationship after the two iconoclasts are brought together in the wake of a life-changing personal tragedy.


Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK, written and directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, featuring Stephen Caffrey & JD Cullum, opening October 20th running through November 19th at Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90038. (more...)

Steve Martin Will Be Honored at Drama League's 'MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Drama League has announced that Steve Martin has been named as the 2017 Honoree for the organization's 34th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Firepower Performances, No-Nonsense Storytelling with Theatre22's BURN THIS at 12th Ave Arts
by Amelia Reynolds - Oct 31, 2017

Whether it be platonic or romantic, everyone has been in a relationship with someone who makes no sense for them, or is unhealthy for them, or both. But at the time, it satisfied a need. It's a very specific kind of relationship that, if handled poorly by the director or the actors, will be glaringly unconvincing, given how wrong the two people are for each other. However, through Corey McDaniel's pristine direction and such a talented cast, Theatre22's Burn This is an example of high-caliber theatre. There are no gimmicks, there's no fuss, even the music is stripped down to a single saxophone played between scenes. If you're looking for quality, Burn This will provide (now at 12th Ave Arts). (more...)

Stanley Houghton's HINDLE WAKES Gets First New York Revival in 95 Years at Mint
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Mint Theater will present a rare revival - the first in 95 years - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will begin December 23rd and continue through February 17th at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

Theatre At St. John's Celebrates PRIDE MONTH INSISTED LIVING
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Theatre at St. John's (81 Christopher Street, Manhattan) and Daniel Neiden Productions present a special PRIDE MONTH production of a new play by Mark Erson. INSISTED LIVING, directed by Daniel Neiden. Following last year's successful run of Erson's Marc in Venice, this year's production puts celebrated Village theatre icon, Everett Quinton, in the spotlight. Tickets at https://InsistedLiving.bpt.me (more...)

David Mamet's Weinstein Play Eyes London Bow and John Malkovich as its Lead
by Stephanie Wild - May 25, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, David Mamet has written a play about the sexual assault scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein. The play is titled 'Bitter Wheat,' which the playwright reveal to the Chicago Tribune in February. Now, more details are emerging about the play and its potential upcoming production. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company to Receive 2018 Non-Equity Special Award
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

The Jeff Awards announced today that Strawdog Theatre Company will be presented with a 2018 Non-Equity Special Award for 30 years of collaboration as an innovative and provocative Ensemble. Strawdog has been dedicated to its mission of bringing audiences "the whole wide world in a little black box," and is known for its enduring theatrical history. As described by the Ensemble itself, "When the Earth is destroyed by plague, war and famine there will still be cockroaches, Twinkies and Strawdog Theatre Company." (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MERMAID HOUR Comes To Temple of Music and Art Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The Mermaid Hour is a journey into the complexities of parenting, one of the most challenging and rewarding undertakings of the human experience. The Mermaid Hour's mixed race family negotiates a tween child's gender transition and opposing parenting styles. The play reflects the spectrum of the world we live in with a diverse cast, showcasing varying sexual orientations. The beauty of the play lies in its ability to resonate with all types of families. It's heartwarming, humorous and poignant. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Graham Rowat, and More Head to the Berkshires for the Summer Season; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for the 90th Anniversary Season. BroadwayWorld has the full list of upcoming productions and their casts below! (more...)

Cast Complete For Joe Gulla's GAY.PORN.MAFIA As Part Of DUAF At New York Live Arts Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for Joe Gulla's 'GAY.PORN.MAFIA' at the New York Live Arts Theater. Directed by Brian Rardin, this One Night Only performance will take place on April 14th as part of the 2018 Downtown Urban Arts Festival. (more...)

Peninsula Players to Host Reading of Murder Mystery MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Christopher M. Walsh's 'Miss Holmes' on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces Public Reading of MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Players Theatre will present a play reading ofChristopher M. Walsh's "Miss Holmes" on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. "Miss Holmes" is a thrilling new murder mystery inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is the final offering of The Play's the Thing, a winter play reading series produced by Players for the Door County community. General seating is available; no admission fee. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of LETTIE By Boo Killebrew
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

???????Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with the World Premiere of Lettie, written by Boo Killebrew and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Lettie runs April 6 - May 6, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University And Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Ensemble Class Of 2020 Present FIFTH OF JULY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program announces the debut performance of the Class of 2020. Fifth of July, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, will run in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Cast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

Exclusive: Tony Winner Joan Allen Joins THE WAVERLY GALLERY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Tony-winner Joan Allen will return to the stage next season joining the starry cast of Kenneth Lonergan's acclaimed memory play (and 2001 Pulitzer Prize Finalist), The Waverly Gallery.  (more...)

BRILLIANT TRACES Comes to the Beverly Hills Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The Beverly Hills Playhouse has announced a limited engagement of Cindy Lou Johnson's critically-acclaimed drama Brilliant Traces, set to run June 8-July 1 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Under the direction of Allen Barton, the production will feature (in alphabetical order) Caroline Gottlieb and Tomas Pais. (more...)

THE UNWRITTEN LAW Comes to Dixon Place 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) presents the co-production of world-famous beatboxer and Drama Desk Award recipient Chesney Snow's THE UNWRITTEN LAW opening Sunday, July 30th. Snow comes direct from his run in Broadway's In Transit, where Ben Brantley of the NY Times called him "a one-man sound effects wiz." (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jun 17, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 17, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Scenic Design of a Play, Christine Jones
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

Christine Jones has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO's Christine Jones Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

Christine Jones has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Seamless Distribution AB Appoints New Operating Management
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

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The Drama League Sets Fall Date for 34th Annual Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Save the date! The Drama League has announced that the organization's 34th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in New York City at the The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: Mint Theater Company presents New York Revival of HINDLE WAKES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival -the first in 95 years! - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will continue through February 17th only, at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and Christopher Sieber Will Bring THE PROM to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

It was announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will star Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (Jitney), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and will officially open on Broadway on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at a Shubert theater to be announced. (more...)

Announcing The Nominees For The 2017 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS By The Seattle Theater Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Seattle's critics announce the Nominees of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found in as much professional theater as we reviewers can attend in a year. Named in honor of the famed theater entrepreneur and Seattle native, Gypsy Rose Lee, and in a nod to the vast numbers or theater practitioners forced to travel the country to earn their living, the Gypsys seek to acknowledge the excellence of the Seattle theater community. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for UP AND AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, January 25 April 15, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. As part of its Next Generation Capital Campaign efforts, Pittsburgh CLO debuted a staged reading of this new musical comedy this past spring during New Musicals Weekend at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. UP AND AWAY is also available as part of a CLO Cabaret Series subscription package. (more...)

Borderlands Theater Presents THE MERMAID HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

The Mermaid Hour is a journey into the complexities of parenting, one of the most challenging and rewarding undertakings of the human experience. The Mermaid Hour's mixed race family negotiates a tween child's gender transition and opposing parenting styles. The play reflects the spectrum of the world we live in with a diverse cast, showcasing varying sexual orientations. The beauty of the play lies in its ability to resonate with all types of families. It's heartwarming, humorous and poignant. (more...)

Open Stage of Harrisburg Founders Donald and Anne Alsedek Are Retiring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Open Stage of Harrisburg announced today that theatre mainstays Anne and Don Alsedek will retire June 30, 2017, at the conclusion of the theatre's 31st season. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Unique and Sordid History of Broadway's Hudson Theatre
by Rachael Ellis - Feb 23, 2017

The Hudson Theatre, over its long history, has put the spotlight on some of the best in the business including Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Ethel Barrymore, Judith Anderson and many more! Now, Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal are taking the stage in the revival of Sunday in the Park with George. But the venue has gone through quite the journey over the last 114 years. (more...)

BWW Feature: Take a Look at SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE's Road Back to Broadway
by Katherine Blauvelt - Feb 23, 2017

The most recent revitalization of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, opens this Thursday, February 23, at the Hudson Theatre. The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical made its Broadway debut May 2, 1984 at the Booth Theatre, where it ran for 604 performances. The original production starred Mandy Patinkin as George and Bernadette Peters as Dot/Marie. Although it did not win Best Musical at the Tony's, it did take home the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1985. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO presents the World Premiere of UP AND AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO presents the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, January 25 - April 15, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. As part of its Next Generation Capital Campaign efforts, Pittsburgh CLO debuted a staged reading of this new musical comedy this past spring during New Musicals Weekend at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. UP AND AWAY is also available as part of a CLO Cabaret Series subscription package. (more...)

BURN THIS Postponed at Sonorous Road Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Sonorous Road Repertory's Inaugural Production, Burn This by Lanford Wilson, is being postponed due to a personal emergency that resulted in the departure of one of the cast members. (more...)

The Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Announce 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The winners of the 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards are announced by the Seattle critics circle, Seattle Theater Writers! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2017
by - Dec 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Performances Begin This Week For Mint Theater Revival Of HINDLE WAKES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival -the first in 95 years! - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will begin this Saturday, December 23rd and continue through February 17th only, at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 15th, 2017: PRETTY WOMAN Tickets On Sale Today, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 15, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: PRETTY WOMAN tickets go onsale today and more! (more...)

STAR WARS' Adam Driver to Return to Broadway in BURN THIS Revival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Producer David Binder (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men) announces today that three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Girls ) will return to Broadway in the first revival of Lanford Wilson's Burn This, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) in 2019 at a Broadway theater to be announced. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Previews begin tonight, August 18, for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Will Adam Driver Make His Broadway Return in Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported on rumors that, "Girls" and "Star Wars," star, Adam Driver, has expressed interest in starring in a revival of Lanford Wilson's play "Burn This." (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

In Michael McKeever's compelling new play, Daniel's Husband, we see Daniel and Mitchell enjoying life as the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not.  (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater Presents the World Premiere of LETTIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with the World Premiere of Lettie, written by Boo Killebrew and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Lettie runs April 6 - May 6, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Just Announced: The Cast Of PERFECT WEDDING!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon, May 10 - August 12, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for this international hit farce are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. (more...)

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