Theatre Information

Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.


BWW Review: PROM 71: ORCHESTRE REVOLUTIONNAIRE ET ROMANTIQUE PERFORM BERLIOZ WITH JOYCE DIDONATO at Royal Albert Hall
by Sophia Lambton - Sep 6, 2018

Under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the evening exuded Romantic electricity - of a calibre not always the most musical or Berliozian. (more...)

Gideon Productions Presents ALMELEM at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Gideon Productions will present the World Premiere production of ALMELEM, written by Sean Williams and directed by Jordana Williams (Mac Rogers' The Honeycomb Trilogy) at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue at Lorimer Street, Brooklyn) as part of FringeNYC's Bring Your Own Venue Program, October 12-27. (more...)

Oskar Eustis To Receive SDCF's First Gordon Davidson Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has named Oskar Eustis as the first recipient of its new honor, The Gordon Davidson Award, which will be bestowed annually by SDCF to recognize a director or choreographer for lifetime achievement and distinguished service in the regional theatre nationally. The presentation of the award will take place on Saturday, September 22, at the Center Theatre Group's Annex/ Gordon Davidson Rehearsal Hall, in a by-invitation-only event. (more...)

BWW Review: CATERPILLAR, Theatre503
by Gary Naylor - Sep 4, 2018

Caterpillar takes us to a seaside town guesthouse within which three dysfunctional people circle each other, troubled and needy. (more...)

The Cascadian Institute of Cultural Design Presents MONSTERKILL 5: REMONSTERKILLED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The Cascadian Institute of Cultural Design presents the world premiere of Monsterkill 5: Remonsterkilled (Or, We Were the Empty Set), a play about life and death and life and death in a whack-em-up videogame.  Set in a world called Scapescape, Monsterkill 5 follows five virtual avatars as they struggle to overcome both their Compulsion to constantly bludgeon each other and the machinations of the game designer who eggs them on.  The play is an uncomfortably funny, slapstick treatise on the movement of violence from outer life to inner life and vice-versa.  Most of all, it's an absurdist takeoff of the traditional videogame format that sees characters die over and over again only to be reincarnated once more with the singular drive to wreak havoc. (more...)

Mac Rogers' MUSICAL CHAIRS To Premiere at The Brick In October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Gideon Productions, the company behind the multiple New York Times Critic's Pick The Honeycomb Trilogy, will present the New York Premiere of playwright Mac Rogers' award-winning (Critic's Pick at the Cincy Fringe Festival) drama MUSICAL CHAIRS, October 19-27 at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn). Performances will be on Friday, October 19 at 9:30pm, Saturday, October 20 at 9;30pm, Friday, October 26 at 9:30pm, and Saturday, October 27 at 9:30pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1000126. The show will run approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

Indie Band Kingswood Return With New Single MESSED IT UP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Australian indie quartet Kingswood return with a raucous new single, 'Messed It Up,' which premiered via Triple J following the news of their upcoming US showcases. The Melbourne-based band's new single – the first from their upcoming third album – centers around the story of a relationship fracturing following a series of avoidable mistakes that seemed necessary at the time and where to go when it seems as though there's no way back. A visceral combination of sinewy synth-soul Compulsion with a restless rock undertow, 'Messed It Up' presages another stunning act of evolution from a band who effectively weave thunderous serpentine space-rock and smoldering falsetto R&B.  (more...)

Tickets Are Now On Sale For MANDY PATINKIN IN CONCERT: DIARIES 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Tickets are on general sale today for Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018 at nytw.org, with ticket prices ranging from $50-140. NYTW is committed to making tickets available to every production via its CheapTix initiative. For this special concert series, NYTW will partner with TodayTix to offer a limited number of tickets for $25 via a digital lottery. (more...)

Mark Knopfler Returns With DOWN THE ROAD WHEREVER On 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Mark Knopfler's ninth solo studio album,Down The Road Wherever, is dueNovember 16 on Knopfler's own British Grove Records via Blue Note. The album features 14 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including Knopfler's early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray soccer fan lost in a strange town, the Compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon diner. (more...)

Tuesday 5(+1): SWEENEY TODD's Weslie Webster and Lauren Marshall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 18, 2018

Managing to find time amid a typically busy week in Crossville, actors Weslie Webster and Lauren Marshall - who play Mrs. Lovett and the neighborhood beggar woman, respectively - graciously agreed to submit to The Tuesday 5(+1) and to answer our questions with enough candor and intrigue to ensure audiences come see their show! (more...)

BWW Review: New Horror and Grotesquerie as Phantom Moves to Coney for LOVE NEVER DIES
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 14, 2018

Your knees won't buckle when you enter Belk Theater to see LOVE NEVER DIES, Anthony Lloyd Webber's long-awaited sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. There's no gleaming chandelier looming ominously over ticketholders in the front rows, nor will you see any nooks or gargoyles spanning the stage proscenium. Until the curtain rose, about the only aspect of the new Lloyd Webber melodrama that reminded me of its predecessor on opening night was the size of the crowd who had come to see it. A near sellout - not too shabby for a musical that has never played on Broadway. (more...)

The Friday 5(+1): Brett Mutter of Cumberland County Playhouse's SWEENEY TODD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2018

Managing to find time amid a hectic tech week, actor Brett Mutter - who plays Beadle Bamford - graciously agreed to submit to The Friday 5(+1) and to answer our questions, hopefully, intriguing potential audience members with some background about his theatrical career and to explain why he thinks you should reserve your tickets now for Sweeney Todd. (more...)

Rivendell Announces Casting And Opening Date For SCIENTIFIC METHOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the World Premiere of Scientific Method by Jenny Connell Davis, directed by Devon de Mayo, and featuring RTE Member Ashley Neal, with Glenn Obrero, Josh Odor, Courtney Williams and Carmen Roman. Scientific Method runs October 19 - December 2, 2018, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Mark Knopfler Sets North American Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

In celebration of his upcoming ninth solo studio album, Down The Road Wherever (out November 16 on British Grove Records via Blue Note), Mark Knopfler is set for a 28-date North American tour kicking off on August 16, 2019 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. See below for a complete list of dates; tickets are available for pre-order beginning October 29 at http://tour.markknopfler.com/ for most shows. Fans are urged to buy tickets from Knopfler's website rather than resellers as the tickets' authenticity and price can't be guaranteed. Check http://markknopfler.com for the best way to buy tickets and for all details of safe fan-to-fan resale sites. (more...)

Mark Knopfler Announces May 2019 UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Mark Knopfler, one of the most critically and commercially successful artists of all time, has announced a world tour with his band in 2019. (more...)

Dark Horse Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of CRAVING FOR TRAVEL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Dark Horse Theatre Company will present the regional premiere of CRAVING for TRAVEL the off-Broadway smash comedy by Greg Edwards and Andy Sandberg. (more...)

Keen Company Announces 2018 Playwrights Lab Readings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Join Keen Company for the first public reading of three new plays, developed through the Keen Playwrights Lab. The 2018 Playwrights Lab features playwrights Kia Corthron, Rinne Groff, and Edwin Sanchez. Tickets are FREE and open to the pubic! Space is limited, so reservations are a must. (more...)

Dark Horse Theatre Company Present THE CALAMITY IMPROV GROUP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Unrelenting, full of oh-no-you-didn't moments, and all-in, The Calamity has a style that's never stale. Prepare to be in disbelief that something made up on the spot could be so hilarious, yet relevant. You will be simply amazed by this mad dash of improv games, audience participation, and thrills.  (more...)

Mark Knopfler's DOWN THE ROAD WHEREVER Out Today On British Grove Records via Blue Note
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Down The Road Wherever, the ninth solo studio album from Mark Knopfler, is out now onBritish Grove Records via Blue Note and available for purchase at here! (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...)

BWW Review: DOWNSTATE, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 21, 2019

Pulitzer-winner Bruce Norris once again challenges audiences with a play built around a difficult topic – in this case, asking whether paedophiles are irredeemable, how they should be punished, the distinction between justice and vengeance, and whether an empathetic response betrays our support of their victims. (more...)

Theater J Announces Its 19/20 Season - OCCUPANT, THE WANDERERS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf announce the 2019-2020 season, welcoming home audiences to a beautiful and refreshed theater located in the newly renovated Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center on 16th Street. The season includes four plays and one musical, all being produced for the first time in DC, as well as the triumphant return of a recent Theater J hit. From an intoxicating new musical set in Tel Aviv based on the Song of Songs to the late-career masterpiece by multiple Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee, Theater J's season celebrates journeys of every kind with a provocative and ambitious slate of plays. Of the six shows, three have future runs: two in New York City and one at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. (more...)

La Monnaie Presents Its 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

This first season of Peter de Caluwe's third mandate in Brussels is, in a certain sense, also a blueprint for the coming years, during which the usual seasonal themes will step aside for a new 'seasonal architecture', allowing an even stronger focus on creation and experimentation. In total, the audience of La Monnaie can look forward to a record number of eleven operas in 2019-20.. (more...)

She Believed She Could: Dancing into the Future with MARIE, DANCING STILL
by Amanda Prahl - Mar 16, 2019

Musical theatre is the land of collaboration, and anyone who's ever tried to write a musical knows that it can be a land filled with landmines. But for the ladies of the new musical Marie, Dancing Still, their collaboration seemed downright fated. (more...)

Keys And Vices Release New EP, 'Chronic Nostalgia'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Sacramento-based indie rock band Keys And Vices have released their new EP 'Chronic Nostalgia,' available on all digital platforms NOW. An album created on raw emotion, lead vocalist Jennifer Valdez began writing the tracks after experiencing a painful life event. Fueled by this emotion, Keys And Vices created a straight-forward, in-your-face, powerful rock sound, with the end result being 'Chronic Nostalgia.' Tackling lyrical topics such as personal vices, death of love, and illness, Keys And Vices successfully captures their essence in all eight tracks. 'About 'Chronic Nostalgia', the band states: (more...)

BWW Feature: SWEENEY TODD TICKETS GO ON SALE! at Some Theatre Company
by Elaine Bard - Mar 11, 2019

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd - and that you can this April in Orono! Tickets went on sale today for Some Theatre Company's riveting production done 3/4 in the round. 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' is a macabre musical masterpiece with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. It is based on the 1973 play by Christopher Bond. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz, John Lloyd Young, Linda Eder, and More Set For Provincetown's Crown & Anchor's 2019 Cabaret At The Crown Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Producer Rick Murray will present the 2019 Cabaret at the Crown Series in Provincetown, MA this summer at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Town Hall Auditorium.  Tickets are now on sale for the Series, in which an impressive list of award-winning stars will be performing live in full concerts.  Following up on last summer's smash hit season, the 2019 Cabaret Series will include the talents of comedians Lisa Lampanelli, Margaret Cho, and Sandra Bernhard, as well as Broadway stars Lucie Arnaz (They're Playing Our Song, Pippin), Lillias White (The Life), Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound, Gypsy), Lorna Luft (Promises, Promises), John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys), Linda Eder (Jekyll and Hyde), and television favorites Leslie Jordan (The Cool Kids, Will and Grace) and Fran Drescher (The Nanny). (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of Jordan Peele's New Film, US?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

SXSW presented the world premiere of Jordan Peele's Us as the Opening Night film for the 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival on Friday March 8, 2019. After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare. (more...)

Photo Flash: THRILL ME Opens Tonight at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

After critically acclaimed sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, the award-winning musical Thrill Me comes to London for a limited week-long engagement at The Other Palace from 25 - 30 June (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THRILL ME at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Chicago, 1924. A shocking true story of two aspiring lawyers who kidnapped and murdered a 14 year-old boy in their desire to commit the perfect crime. An obsessive relationship which exploded into violence and, with the eyes of the world on their trial, they narrowly escaped the death penalty. (more...)

As The Toronto Fringe Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary, Debbie Read Celebrates Working Every Single One
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

When Debbie Read did her first Toronto Fringe Festival in 1989 as a house technician, she didn't realize she would be back every year for the next 29 years. Since that first Toronto Fringe, Debbie has gone from house technician to front of house staff, to volunteer. Along the way she has also produced and designed lights, but mostly - she stage managed: and she has never missed a single year. Her presence at the festival year after year is a sign that the Toronto Fringe builds loyalty not only among festival patrons, but also among the staff and volunteers that make the festival run. (more...)

New Musical COMPULSION Premieres Opening Night Of Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

The latest musical by Dora and Canadian Comedy Award nominee Scott White (Top Gun! The Musical, The Giant's Garden, Bemused) will premiere on the opening night of the Toronto Fringe on the Factory Theatre main stage in Toronto on July 4th. Compulsion is a dark, fast-paced roller-coaster ride that asks 'What happens when life's decisions take you to the edge?' The show is a look at the darker side of love and was the runner-up for this year's Paul O'Sullivan Musical Theatre Prize. (more...)

Tony Lucca Announces Fall Tour + New Single NASHVILLE Out this August
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Tony Lucca is set to hit the road beginning in October for a tour run with Tom Mackell that will visit the East Coast, Northeast, and Midwest for 17 dates (see below for complete tour schedule).  Lucca's dates will be in support of his new standalone single, “Nashville,” which will be available for purchase on August 31, 2018 and is being released via AWAL/Kobalt.   (more...)

Vancouver TheatreSports Presents WTF - WHAT THE FUN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

End your week with laughs at WTF - What the Fun!, the newest late, late-night show from Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS), which takes place Fridays and Saturdays at 11:15pm at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets start at $10.75 and are available online at www.vtsl.com. (This show is rated NC 17 and is therefore not suitable for children under the age of 17.) (more...)

BWW Review: Rebecca Naomi Jones is Terrifically Engaging in Rinne Groff's Coney Island Excursion, FIRE IN DREAMLAND
by Michael Dale - Jul 17, 2018

It's a classically-styled cinematic pose. The kind that tends to define a certain era of film noir. A woman stands alone on the Coney Island boardwalk on a chilly day. Covered in a tan trench coat, belt tied at the waist, she stares out at the ocean. After a few moments, emotions sweep over her and she begins to cry. (more...)

BWW Review: Called 'The Crime Of The Century' Musical PACTO - A HISTORIA DE LEOPOLD & LOEB (Thrill Me - The Leopold and Loeb Story) Opens In Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - Jul 13, 2018

Based on actual events, the young Leopold and Loeb committed what the press called 'THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY.' They kidnapped and murdered a 14-year-old boy. The purpose? Prove to be true 'Super Men', above good and evil. To get parole, Leopold, must confess the true meaning of crime, which hidden, could never be revealed. What will be the limit for LOVE? The revelation is as haunting as it was possible to imagine. (more...)

Xeno & Oaklander Announce New Album
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The partnership between New York electro-minimalists Xeno & Oaklander spans all the way back to 2004, with no shortage of reinvention and experimentation coloring those years. The next act in X&O's storied catalog is the band's first release for Dais Records, an LP titled Hypnos, due out on March 8.  (more...)

Live Arts Presents Bill T. Jones & Oskar Eustis In Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Legendary choreographer, National Medal of Arts (2013) and MacArthur "Genius" Award (1994) recipient, and artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones welcomes a discussion with Oskar Eustis-Artistic Director of New York's Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musicals Fun Home and Hamilton. As both leaders in the arts world and change-makers, Jones and Eustis delve into the responsibilities of both arts organizations and artists. (more...)

Compulsions, Secrets, and Ecstatic Polyphony: FUN HOME at Center Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 25, 2019

A major work of art, in a quintessentially American genre, an important representation of an under-represented group that advances understanding and dialogue, and beautifully produced. Audiences should embrace this production. (more...)

Xameleon Theatre Presents DIARIES OF MADMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Diaries of Madmen is a new production based on Nikolai Gogol's novel Diary of a Madman and Russian musician's Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's personal diaries. Famous farcical short story by one of the greatest Russian writers Nikolai Gogol, is a funny and brutal exploration of a civil servant's Poprishchin struggle to keep a grip on reality. (more...)

Indie Comic Satire LIKE Explores Obsessive Sub-Culture Of Social Media Gratification
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Directed by Geo Santini in an era where social media likes and views are coveted currency, LIKE brings to the screen a unique satire that follows the meteoric rise and short-lived career of Benito Cruz. The film presents the evolution of Cruz from outrageous social media clickbait king who builds a crowd by performing edgy pranks flirting with legality, to the extremely controversial and chart-topping hip-hop troll that is Lil Tito. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Announces The Chicago Premiere Of IF I FORGET By Steven Levenson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce an addition to the 2018-2019 Victory Gardens season the Chicago Premiere of If I Forget, written by Steven Levenson and directed by Devon de Mayo. If I Forget runs June 7 July 7, 2019, with the press performance on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

JR JR Announce the Formation of Love Is EZ Records in Partnership with Secretly Distribution
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The time between albums for any band or artist usually comes with a few minor twists and turns at a minimum, or in the case of JR JR (f.k.a. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.), quite dramatic ones. Since the release of their last full-length in 2015, the band fronted by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott fought their way out of a major label deal, assessed certain lifestyle choices affecting one's mental health, and in Zott's case, fostered to adopt two children only to be surprised with a biological one as well within the span of three months. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 17, 2019
by - Feb 17, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

NY Live Arts Hosts Conversation with Bill T. Jones & Oskar Eustis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

Legendary choreographer, National Medal of Arts (2013) and MacArthur "Genius" Award (1994) recipient, and artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones welcomes a discussion with Oskar Eustis-Artistic Director of New York's Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musicals Fun Home and Hamilton. As both leaders in the arts world and change-makers, Jones and Eustis delve into the responsibilities of both arts organizations and artists. (more...)

Jewish Repertory Theatre Presents TALLEY'S FOLLY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Jewish Repertory continues its 16th season with the 1980 Pulitzer-prize winning play, Talley's Folly, by Lanford Wilson, February 7 - March 3. (more...)

Daveed Diggs, Sheria Irving, and Zoë Winters Lead The Public's WHITE NOISE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the world premiere of WHITE NOISE, written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.  (more...)

Yale Rep Presents GOOD FAITH By Karen Hartman, Directed By Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, February 1-23, 2019 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 7. (more...)

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne in Talks to Star in THE GOOD NURSE
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne currently in negotiations to star in The Good Nurse, a thriller based on the book by Charles Graeber, according to Deadline. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Hosts Mandy Patinkin in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) will present Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018. The concerts will take place at the Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street) Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 28, 2018. Tickets will be available to NYTW members and donors beginning at Noon EST on Wednesday, September 5 at NYTW.org. Limited tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 20. (more...)

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