Theatre Information

Forrest Theatre (New York, NY)
230 W. 49th St.


SPRING AWAKENING Stunning and Provocative Now Through March 16
by Linda Hodges - Mar 8, 2019

Marin Musical Theatre Company's stunning and provocative production of Spring Awakening is a no-holds-barred, deep dive into repression, control and the painful process of growing up. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates 1,000 Performances in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Last night (6 March 2019), Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning show School of Rock - The Musical celebrated its 1000th performance in the West End at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The cast were joined in the celebrations by Julian Fellowes, who wrote the book for the show, director Laurence Connor and the show's choreographer JoAnn M. Hunter, as well as VIP guests. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents Netta Yerushalmy's Epic Four Hour, Six Part Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

New York Live Arts (Live Arts) to present the New York premiere of Netta Yerushalmy's Paramodernities, March 14-17, 2019, having commissioned the work as part of the Live Feed Residency Program. The complete six-part encyclopedic series is a multidisciplinary work that weaves theory and performance into a four-hour-long hybrid event. Yerushalmy and a cast of 20 dancers and scholars, ranging in age from 20 to 68, perform deconstructed installments of Nijinsky's “Sacre” (1913), Graham's “Night Journey” (1947), Ailey's “Revelations” (1960), a mix of Cunningham works “Rainforest,” “Sounddance”, “Points in Space”, “Beach Birds”,  and “Ocean” (1968-1990), dance numbers from the 1969 Fosse's film “Sweet Charity”, and a response to Balanchine's “Agon” (1957) that includes none of the original choreography. (more...)

Jon Royal Directs CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC For Actors Bridge March 22-31
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 5, 2019

Actors Bridge Ensemble presents the Nashville premiere of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs and directed by Jon Royal, March 22-31, at the Actors Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Chapel. (more...)

Labyrinth Stage Productions Presents DAUGHTERS OF MILE END
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

For its second original production, Labyrinth Stage Productions (LSP) presents the world premiere of Daughters of Mile End, from April 3 to 6, 2019 at DB Clarke Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve West). Written by LSP's co-founders, Pearl Lottner Rothenberg and Claudia Litvak Polachek, the play is about four Mile End girls and the diverse paths their lives take as they grow into adulthood and beyond. The all-female multi-generational cast of thirteen is under the direction of Rachelle Glait, with set and costume designs by the multi-award winning John Dinning and Louise Bourret respectively. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today unveiled its feature film lineup. Continuing its tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling rooted in today's global film communities, the 18th annual Festival will showcase debut works from emerging talent and new works from notable filmmakers. The program includes discoveries, comedies, music-centered, political and social films. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 24 - May 5.   (more...)

The Crazy Coqs Presents: Rodgers & Hammerstein - A Musical Celebration For Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The Crazy Coqs Presents: Rodgers & Hammerstein - A Musical Celebration for Mother's Day - Sunday 31st March at 7pm. (more...)

The Royal Arctic Institute Shares Telekinesis Remix
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Today, New York instrumental trio The Royal Arctic Institute are excited to share 'The Lark Mirror' (Telekinesis Remix), a reworking of the track by Telekinesis' Michael Lerner from TRAI's 2018 album Accidental Achievement (Rhyme & Reason Records). The track also features violin from Claudia Chopek (Bruce Springsteen, Father John Misty, The Last Shadow Puppets). The remix is now available to stream or embed HERE, and watch the video for the original version of the track HERE. The group will be performing at the Pet Shop in Jersey City, NJ on March 12, and will perform in Brooklyn, NY at Rough Trade on April 16 with Telekinesis. See below for more New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey shows in the near future, with more to be announced soon. Accidental Achievement is now available on Spotify and for purchase HERE. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Rosie's Theater Kids Make Some Noise in Rehearsals for Spring Benefit!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2019

In just under a month, Rosie's Theater Kids will present  PASSING IT ON: An Evening of Mentorship taking place on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 PM at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues).   (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Announces 2019 Season - CITIZEN, PEELING, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2019

Sound Theatre Company, the three-time Theatre of the Year Gregory Award winning theatre company, announces their 2019 Season focusing on a theme of Erasure. Sound Theatre continues to prioritize the diversity of the human experience, and this season, titled UN-ERASABLE: From the Eyes of the Watched, is no exception. Two groundbreaking, Seattle premiere productions and a year-long reading series bring attention to the untold stories of our community. This July at the Center Theatre at the Armory, CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine will take stage, followed in August by as U.S. Premiere of PEELING by Kaite O'Reilly. A year-long reading series of plays by Native and Indigenous Playwrights centers our Making Waves program of experimental and new works. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PHLEBOTOMIST at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

Ella Road's debut play, The Phlebotomist transfers to the Hampstead Theatre Main Stage, following a sold out run Downstairs in 2018, with Jade Anouka reprising her role as Bea. (more...)

BWW Review: Actors Bridge Ensemble's Provocative and Gut-wrenching CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 23, 2019

Provocative and gut-wrenching, Citizen: An American Lyric - Stephen Sachs' dramatization of Claudia Rankine's acclaimed book of poetry and prose that focuses unflinchingly on the subject of race in America - holds up a mirror to every person in the audience at Actors Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Chapel, compelling them to look deep into their own selves, their own lives, to identify their own prejudices and biases. The takeaway? We must do so much better. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Actors Bridge Ensemble's CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2019

Four members of Jon Royal's ensemble of actors - Breanna Booker, Alicia Haymer, DeYonte Jenkins and Shawn Whitsell - made time this week, amid the hustle and bustle and general bedlam of technical rehearsals to give us some insight into the factors and events that led them to the theater and to share with readers the reasons why they think you should see Citizen: An American Lyric. (more...)

BBC Two Releases First Look of Eva Green in THE LUMINARIES
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

BBC Two has released a first-look of Eva Green (Casino Royale, Penny Dreadful, Sin City, A Dame To Kill For) as Lydia Wells in The Luminaries, the adaption of Eleanor Catton's 2013 Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. (more...)

BWW Review: DISINCANTATE! LE PIÙ STRONZE DEL REAME al TEATRO NUOVO ORIONE
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Mar 21, 2019

La rivincita delle principesse delle favole arriva in pompa magna al Teatro Nuovo Orione di Roma con una rappresentazione speciale del musical DISINCANTATE! LE PIÙ STRONZE DEL REAME in presenza dell'autore Dennis T. Giacino, del regista dell'edizione Off-Broadway, Fiely Matias e di Matteo Borghi che ha curato l'adattamento italiano e la regia. Disenchanted!, questo il titolo originale, ebbe il suo primo work shop nel 2009 e il suo primo reading Off-Broadway nel 2012: debutto con un limited engagement al Theater at St. Clements nel 2014 per poi trasferirsi con un open engagement al Westside Theater nel 2015. La prima edizione italiana del 2016 si aggiudico quattro BroadwayWorld Italy Award (miglior musical con partitura non originale e migliori coreografie, direzione musicale e regia) ed il premio come miglior musical al MUSICALDAY dello stesso anno. (more...)

ABT Studio Company To Perform At The Joyce in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company will appear at The Joyce Theater in New York City for three performances, Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 PM, Thursday, April 25 and Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA) Awards 2019 Zelda Fichandler Scholarship To Tia James And Chuk Obasi
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

The Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA), the not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic vision and technique of Michael Chekhov, celebrating its 20th year in 2019, today announced that the next recipients of the Zelda Fichandler Scholarship will be multi-faceted performers, stage and screen actress Tia James and writer/director/choreographer, Chuk Obasi. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR THE PEOPLE on ABC - Thursday, April 4, 2019
by TV Scoop - Mar 18, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR THE PEOPLE, airing on ABC on Thursday, April 4, 2019! (more...)

Photo Flash: UK Tour Of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends - Check Out All New Photos
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

The brand-new production of the much-loved glittering hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical will extend its UK tour dates through to 2020. The show, which was announced last year, and will star Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, will tour the UK and Ireland from September 2019. It marks Donovan's first time as a producer, having performed in the cast of the original West End production and two subsequent UK tours. The producing team is completed by Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical will preview in Dartford from 5 September 2019. (more...)

Lynn Cohen And Shauna Bloom Cast In Reading Of WHY BIRDS FLY At Dramatist Guild
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

29th Street Playwright Collective presents a reading of WHY BIRDS FLY written by Emma Goldman-Sherman and directed by Brooke Viegut on Friday, March 29th at 7:30pm, in the Dramatists Guild's Mary Rodgers Room, as part of the DG's Friday Night Footlights Reading Series. (more...)

Bloomingdale School of Music Celebrates Women's History Month With CELEBRATING JOAN TOWER!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Come celebrate the legendary American composer Joan Tower. Regarded as one of the most important American composers living today, Joan Tower will join Bloomingdale School of Music faculty members violinist Claudia Schaer, bassoonist Gili Sharett and pianist Marc Peloquin in a celebration of her birthday and a tribute to her unique and beautiful artistry. Joan Tower has made lasting contributions to musical life for the past half century. With her iconic Silver Ladders, she was the first woman to win the prestigious Grawemeyer Award, and the recording of her Made In America won three different Grammy awards. (more...)

Presentaron Semillas de marzo, antología que da voz a la lucha y logros de las mujeres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

En el marco de las actividades del XXIII Encuentro Internacional y XIX Iberoamericano de Mujeres en el Arte, se llevó a cabo la presentación de la Antología Semillas de marzo, conformada por treinta textos entre narrativa, poesía, biografía, diario y semblanzas, que hablan de la presencia femenina en distintos rubros, sus aportaciones y luchas. (more...)

Lotte Lenya Competition Announces 2019 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Kim H. Kowalke, President of the Kurt Weill Foundation, has announced the finalists for the 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition. Thirteen performers will compete for top prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000. (more...)

Italian Theater Festival NY Announces 2019 Mario Fratti Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces Tobia Rossi's play Hide and Seek (Nascondino) as the 2019 Mario Fratti Award winner. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, May 13 at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute (686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021) where the reading of the translation of the play, made by the official translator of the award Carlotta Brentan, will be presented together with the award to playwright Tobia Rossi. Special mention goes to Ulisse-L'ultimo Inganno by Antonia Brancati in second place and third place goes to L'Annunciazione by Pasquale Faraco. (more...)

NYTW Postpones Anna Deavere Smith's New Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

New York Theatre Workshop announced today that the previously announced new project from Anna Deavere Smith will be postponed as NYTW works with Anna to realize her exciting vision for this upcoming piece. (more...)

BWW Review: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Tries Hard to be the Social Event of the Season
by Shari Barrett - Mar 12, 2019

Gianfranco Terrin, a native of Naples who trained in Los Angeles at the Lee Strasberg Institute, is the director of the new Hollywood production. and is probably best known for his work on The Disney Channel's 'Movie Surfers' as well as in other Italian and American films. But his decision to present caricatures rather than believable characters takes this seemingly under-rehearsed comedy into the realm of farce. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE PHLEBOTOMIST at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

Ella Road's debut play, The Phlebotomist transfers to the Hampstead Theatre Main Stage, following a sold out run Downstairs in 2018, with Jade Anouka reprising her role as Bea. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Virginia Stage Company's THE BLUEST EYE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

Onstage Now is Virginia Stage Company's The Bluest Eye through March 24. Co-produced by Norfolk State University Theatre Company and directed by Khanisha Foster, this production is based on the novel by Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Toni Morrison. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents Marc Shaiman And Scott Wittman's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Musical Theater West (MTW) brings the incredible true story, turned hit film, turned Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Catch Me If You Can to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 29 through April 14. Created by the dream team of song writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash, Mary Poppins Returns) and librettist Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), Catch Me If You Can delivers a the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. (more...)

ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo Adds Oscar-Winning 'Shallow' Co-Writer
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

ASCAP has added leading music creators from the pop, country, EDM, Latin, hip-hop and video game music worlds to its 2019 'I Create Music' EXPO lineup. On the heels of his Oscar win for Best Original Song, 'Shallow' co-writer Anthony Rossomando will look back on his two-decade journey to co-penning the anthemic Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper mega-hit from A Star Is Born's original soundtrack. Grammy, CMA and ACM winner Lee Ann Womack will share the songs that have won her a dozen awards, including her breakout Billboard Country #1 'I Hope You Dance' and selections from her most recent album The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, named a best-of-2018 by NPR and Rolling Stone. (more...)

ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE, CHARLIE'S WAITING, and TRUE WEST All Part Of This Month's Qualifying Productions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for March -their popular directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with cis women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights).  (more...)

Ann Carlson And Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company's Elizabeth, The Dance Come to Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

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Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of CHARMED on THE CW - Sunday, March 17, 2019
by TV Scoop - Mar 1, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of CHARMED, airing on THE CW on Sunday, March 17, 2019! (more...)

Live-Action Dramedy BABY-SITTERS CLUB Coming To Netflix
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer are back ... this time on Netflix! Based on Ann M. Martin's best-selling book series, The Baby-Sitters Club is a contemporary live action original series that will follow the friendship and babysitting adventures of five best friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut. (more...)

La Red Nacional de Educación Artística inicia en Colima
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Implementar acciones formativas en artes desde la educación formal e instituciones culturales con modelos e identidad propias en todo el país es la visión de la Red Nacional de Investigación y Educación Artística (Rediartes) que impulsan Secretaría de Cultura y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL) y que inició en el estado de Colima. (more...)

420: A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE Comes to Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

From the producers of 420: The Musical (listed as '#1 thing to do on 4/20', Time Out NY), comes a new 420 experience. Celebrate 420 this year with music, theater, plentiful laughs & free munchies (no really, complimentary snacks are provided). (more...)

VIDEO: Elton John & Taron Egerton Perform TINY DANCER 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2019

During the auction lot for ROCKETMAN: an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John, Alexander Gilkes welcomed to the stage actor Taron Egerton, star of the upcoming motion picture film. Following a short preview of the trailer and a round of bidding on a trip to the London premiere of the film, the audience was taken by surprise when Gilkes asked Taron to sing one of Elton John's songs. Only agreeing to the performance if Elton played the piano, guests were brought to their feet as they watched Elton John take his position on the keys while Taron belted out the lyrics to one of his most beloved ballads, "Tiny Dancer." (more...)

INBAL Y Universidad De Colima Inician Colaboración Para Fortalecer Educación Artística
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Con el propósito de dar cumplimiento al compromiso de fortalecer la Red Nacional de Educación e Investigación Artísticas, la Secretaría de Cultura, a través de la Directora General del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, Dra. Lucina Jiménez, acordó trabajar en forma conjunta con el rector José Eduardo Hernández Nava, de la Universidad de Colima. (more...)

BWW Review: How Did the Queen of Carthage Die? Juilliard's Version of Purcell's DIDO Isn't Telling
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 24, 2019

Purcell's DIDO AND AENEAS, written in about 1689 with a libretto by Nahum Tate, doesn't exist in a final version approved by the composer but, well, never mind. In the care of the more-than-budding artists of the Juilliard415 historical music ensemble and singers from Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, all was well. (more...)

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces The 2019 Theatre Women Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 TheatreWomen Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at Broadway Grand Rapids Will Have You Dancing The Night Away With Jukebox Style Tunes and Latin Music!
by Brian Hilbrand - Feb 22, 2019

On Your Feet! is the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other, and because of that, they became an international sensation. Get ready to get on your feet Grand Rapis, and dance to the smash hits 'Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,' '1-2-3,' 'Live For Loving You,' 'Conga,' and many more until February 14th at DeVos Performance Hall as part of the Broadway Grand Rapids Series.  (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: EVITA
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 22, 2019

Woof. This week is the biggest decluttering task I've attempted yet-throwing out my Evita CDs. I got 99 problems and Evita CDs are all of them. And that's not including the vinyl and the bootlegs on audio cassette. And the strange flash drives people handed me in dark bars muttering something about Elaine Paige and 'A New Argentina.' (more...)

Eight Plays to Hold Special Showings Raising Mental Illness Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

On March 10th at 1pm, the Music Hall at the Dramatists Guild Foundation will serve as host for 'Talking It Out' - a special fundraising event presented by award-winning playwright and producer Anthony J. Piccione - featuring a series of short plays, all revolving around the theme of mental illness, being presented in a minimalist, staged reading format, in the hopes of raising awareness for the issue of mental health awareness. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nuevo Poster y Trailer de ROCKETMAN
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Feb 21, 2019

El proximo 31 de mayo llega a nuestros cines ROCKETMAN, biopic que cuenta el ascenso a la fama del iconico cantante britanico Sir Elton John. (more...)

New York Live Arts presents Netta Yerushalmy's PARAMODERNITIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

New York Live Arts (Live Arts) to present the New York premiere of Netta Yerushalmy's Paramodernities, March 14-17, 2019, having commissioned the work as part of the Live Feed Residency Program. The complete six-part encyclopedic series is a multidisciplinary work that weaves theory and performance into a four-hour-long hybrid event. (more...)

Louise Dearman and Emma Hatton Will Lead West End Live Lounge's WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

On Sunday 10th March, West End Live Lounge returns to The Other Palace with WOMAN- an evening celebrating some of the most influential female artists from the world of music. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company and Norfolk State University Theatre Company Present Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's first novel comes to life at the Wells Theatre. The Bluest Eye, directed by Khanisha Foster, follows the story of young Pecola in 1940's Ohio who is pregnant at her father's hands. She is taken in by a loving family and cared for by brilliant and kind sisters, Frieda and Claudia. The character-driven play, both poetic and daringly funny, illuminates the destructive powers of racism and class dynamics while exploring the power of community through exquisite storytelling. The Bluest Eye is produced in collaboration with Norfolk State University Theatre Company. (more...)


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Scoop: NBC's Primetime Schedule, 2/18-3/10
by TV Scoop - Feb 19, 2019

Get all the scoop on NBC's Primetime Schedule, 2/18-3/10! (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY Shines A Light On Female Astronomers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

The play's director Claudia Billings says 'Gunderson in the most exciting playwright working today. She has made it her career focus to bring the stories of women who didn't get the recognition they deserved - to the forefront. The script has found huge success across the nation since it's release in 2011. We are beyond excited to bring it to the Las Cruces area. With NMSU's rich history and research in Astronomy, we feel like this is the perfect story to tell.' (more...)

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