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Jane Street Theatre (New York, NY)
113 Jane Street

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All-American small-town sweetheart Debbie Benton has one dream- to become a Texas Cowgirls Cheerleader. When she gets her big break, the only thing standing between her and success is the bus fare to Dallas. She and her friends get after-school jobs but when their jobs just donít cut it, Debbieís boss has an idea of how good girls can earn lots of money performing ďlittle favorsĒ. The girls get down to it with enthusiasm and through sex, sweat, and tears they raise enough money for Debbie to realize her dream. ďRacy and raucous, a lighthearted, fast-paced thoroughly engaging and hilarious send-up.Ē Ė The New York Daily News


Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

Casting Announced For QUAINT HONOUR at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Presented for the first time since its world premiere in 1958 and celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 which decriminalised homosexuality in the UK, Quaint Honour by Roger Gellert runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 29 October 2017. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project, dedicated to producing rarely seen shows with relevant themes and raw emotions, has announced its eighth season, featuring three plays that examine the fine line between reality and perception. This season, Interrobang invites audiences to ponder the particularly urgent question: What is Truth? (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Hunter Foster Helms Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse brings back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage tonight, October 5, through November 6. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Review: Blank Canvas Challenges Audience Sensibilities with SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by Roy Berko - Oct 24, 2016

Pat Ciamacco, the curmudgeon of glee and horror, is at it again. While it seems almost by chance, the artistic director of Blank Canvas selects the likes of OUR TOWN, TWELVE ANGRY MEN and OF MICE AND MEN. But most often Ciamacco digs up such scripts as THE WILD PARTY (a play about decadence and uninhibited sexual behavior), REEFER MADNESS (the 'truth' about using marijuana), BAT BOY THE MUSICAL (the tale of a large-eyed fanged human child), TRIASSIC PARQ THE MUSICAL (a songfest 65-million years in the making), Debbie Does Dallas (a stage version of the 1978 pornographic film), and TEXAS CHAINSAW MUSICAL (the story of a handsome serial killer and his overly affectionate momma, staged complete with a 'blood zone,' where members of the audience chose, if they desired, to be bathed in fake blood!) (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Casting Announced For Haunting All-Female MAC BETH at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the all-female ensemble of its highly anticipated and innovative adaptation of MAC BETH by Erica Schmidt. Set to run May 18 - June 17, 2018 (opening night May 23), tickets to MAC BETH are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 and online at SeattleRep.org. The Rep's production is also a participant in Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare. (more...)

Mamie Parris, Josh Breckenridge, and More Join Drew Gehling in DAVE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for Dave. By Thomas Meehan, Nell Benjaminand Tom Kitt, Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film. (more...)

THE ROOM Parody Musical To Premiere At Orlando Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

There's a new musical that's sure to tear you apart! Following an initial report about a January 2018 premiere, producers announced that OH HI, JOHNNY!- The 'Room-sical' Parody, will push back their premiere to May of 2018 at the Orlando Fringe Festival. (more...)

THE ROOM Parody Musical To Premiere At Orlando Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

There's a new musical that's sure to tear you apart! Following an initial report about a January 2018 premiere, producers announced that OH HI, JOHNNY!- The 'Room-sical' Parody, will push back their premiere to May of 2018 at the Orlando Fringe Festival. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

FringeNYC Extends Application Deadline to April 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

After a one-year hiatus to restructure and re-envision, The New York International Fringe Festival will present the 21st festival this October - the first time the festival will be presented in the fall instead of its usual end-of-summer slot. The application deadline for FringeNYC has been extended to April 8, 2018. Applications received by the original deadline of March 28th will still receive notification (accepted, alternated, declined) on or around May 16th. Applicants who meet the extended deadline of April 8th will be notified until on or around June 1st. PLEASE NOTE the extended deadline can only be offered to local and national applicants. International applications MUST be submitted by the original deadline in order to meet the required visa preparation schedule. (more...)

FringeNYC Application Deadline Extends to April 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

After a one-year hiatus to restructure and re-envision, The New York International Fringe Festival will present the 21st festival this October - the first time the festival will be presented in the fall instead of its usual end-of-summer slot. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award¬ģ¬†and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

FringeNYC Applications Due March 28 For First October Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

After a one-year hiatus to restructure and re-envision, The New York International Fringe Festival will present the 21st festival this October - the first time the festival will be presented in the fall instead of its usual end-of-summer slot. (more...)

New York International Fringe Festival Application Deadline 3/28, Festival Moves To October
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

After a one-year hiatus to restructure and re-envision, The New York International Fringe Festival will present the 21st festival this October - the first time the festival will be presented in the fall instead of its usual end-of-summer slot. (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. The show opens tonight, March 1, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement playing through March 26 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Ford Foundation Studio Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project, dedicated to producing rarely seen shows with relevant themes and raw emotions, has announced its eighth season, featuring three plays that examine the fine line between reality and perception. This season, Interrobang invites audiences to ponder the particularly urgent question: What is Truth? (more...)

Lambert Jackson Announce Debut Production THERE'S NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Lambert Jackson presents its debut show There's Nothin' Like a Dame - 100 Years of Women in Musical Theatre a one-night celebration of women in musical theatre. Louise Dearman, Ria Jones, Alexia Khadime and Rachel Tucker come together to perform songs from some of the most famous female roles over the past century. (more...)

DEBBIE DOES DALLAS The Musical Opens 7/12 at Oasis Nightclub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

"OMG, I Love That Show!" Productions and D'Arcy Drollinger are thrilled to announce the co-production of Debbie Does Dallas playing a limited 4-week engagement July 12th through August 5th at Oasis nightclub in San Francisco.  Advance tickets are $25-35 and available by visiting www.sfoasis.com.   (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce its ninth season, featuring three knockout dramas presented at its new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. This season, Interrobang explores "identity/crisis," with three plays featuring characters on the edge of something new, battling old demons and making room for fresh starts. (more...)

DEBBIE DOES DALLAS The Musical Opens 7/12 at Oasis Nightclub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

"OMG, I Love That Show!" Productions and D'Arcy Drollinger are thrilled to announce the co-production of Debbie Does Dallas playing a limited 4-week engagement July 12th through August 5th at Oasis nightclub in San Francisco.  Advance tickets are $25-35 and available by visiting www.sfoasis.com.   (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Presents THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to launch its ninth season, exploring "identity/crisis" with THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Edward Albee's provocative portrait of a marriage in flux. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, THE GOAT will play September 7 - October 6, 2018 at ITP's new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Begins Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Breaking: Arena Stage Announces World-Premiere Musical DAVE Coming Summer 2018; Tina Landau to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the world-premiere musical production of Dave by three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray, The Producers), Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Mean Girls, Legally Blonde) and Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then). The world-premiere engagement is produced by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Doshudo Productions and Larger Than Life. Inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film, Dave will run July 13-August 19, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Begins on Valentine's Day Off-Broadway; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, February 8- Happy Birthday, Sherie Rene Scott!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 8, 2018

Today we celebrate Tony Award-nominee and Broadway favorite, Sherie Rene Scott, as she celebrates her birthday! (more...)

Brief 2/8: THE AMATEURS Begins Previews, Kendra Kassebaum in MAMMA MIA!, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 8, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: THE AMATEURS begins previews, check out photos of Kendra Kassebaum in MAMMA MIA!, first look at photos of HEY, LOOK ME OVER! and more! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project concludes its 2016-17 Season, exploring 'Flesh and Blood,' with the Chicago premiere of Deanna Jent's drama FALLING, one family's battle against stigma from society and each other. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, FALLING will play March 17 - April 16, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Hannah Bos Brings Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Starts Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. Previews begin tonight, February 14, in advance of Official Opening Night on Wednesday, March 1. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through March 26 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Ford Foundation Studio Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Dumpstaphunk, Henhouse NYE, Bawdy Stories, Dirtwire and More at Martyrs'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

See what's going on this week at Martys'! (more...)

BWW Review: URINETOWN, Bad Title, Fun Show, Flushed With Success @ Blank Canvas  
by Roy Berko - Dec 6, 2017

'Urinetown: The Musical' opened on Broadway in 2001, but its path from lyricist Greg Kotis traveling Europe, encountering a pay toilet, getting an idea for a story, joining with Mark Hollman, writing the lyrics together, Hollman writing the music, previewing the show at the New York's Fringe Festival, and getting it on Broadway, was filled with pitfalls. Mainly, producers were turned off by the title. (more...)

Casting Announced for Interrobang Theatre's FALLING Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project concludes its 2016-17 Season, exploring 'Flesh and Blood,' with the Chicago premiere of Deanna Jent's drama FALLING, one family's battle against stigma from society and each other. (more...)

THE ROOM Parody Musical To Premiere At Orlando Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

There's a new musical that's sure to tear you apart! Following an initial report about a January 2018 premiere, producers announced that OH HI, JOHNNY!- The 'Room-sical' Parody, will push back their premiere to May of 2018 at the Orlando Fringe Festival. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

David Shannon, Gina Beck, Tom Edden, and Marianne Benedict Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced its new adult cast with David Shannon playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Gina Beck as Miss Honey and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. The multi award-winning production is currently playing its sixth year in the West End and is booking until 27 May 2018. (more...)

FringeNYC Announces 2016 Overall Excellence Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Winners of the 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at drom in New York. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

John Doble's TO PROTECT THE POETS Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

TO PROTECT THE POETS is a full-length drama about a poet and her principles colliding with a policeman's sense of justice. (more...)

Cuba Represented at This Year's Hollywood Fringe!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

YOLO! Productions is proud to be bringing a revival of 'Til Sunday to the Eighth Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. Starring the show's writer, Nairoby Otero and directed by Michael D'Angora, 'Til Sunday will begin performances at The LGBT Center the first week of June. (more...)

Acclaimed One Woman Show 'TIL SUNDAY Offers One Night Only Performance at GableStage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

YOLO! Productions is proud to be bringing 'Til Sunday to Miami's GableStage for a one night only performance on Monday, June 18th. 'Til Sunday performed at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe festival where it was nominated for best solo show and most recently was the closing act at the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. Written by Nairoby Otero and directed by Michael D'Angora, 'Til Sunday is a one woman show that tackles what is means to be Cuban, what it means to be an immigrant, and ultimately, what it means to be American. (more...)

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