Joseph Papp Public Theater [Newman Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Finnish conductor John Storgårds returns to the Houston Symphony to conduct Tchaikovsky's Pathétique and internationally recognized violinist Vadim Gluzman in the program Tchaikovsky's a?oePathétiquea?? at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 & 18 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19. This performance marks the North American premiere performances of Midnight Sun Variations, a new work dedicated to Storgårds by Finnish composer Outi Tarkiainen.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat on the Festival Stage January 11 a?" 25, 2020. Based on the 1957 book by Dr. Seuss, the play was adapted by Katie Mitchell and originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain. N.D. Seibel returns to ASF to direct the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production, which features this year's Fellowship Company.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
It was like a surge of electricity that filled my body and crackled in my lungs. Against the background bustle of the office in Auckland, New Zealand, where I worked, a friendly voice on the phone had just told me some of the most exciting news I'd ever heard. a?oeOkaya?? thank youa?? was all I managed to get out at the end before hanging up and grinning in disbelief. I had been accepted to study acting at the Atlantic Acting School in New York on a full scholarship. I did a little dance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
An essential fixture of Sydney's summer calendar, Sydney Festival today embarks on three weeks of theatre, music, dance, family-friendly and free events that transform the city in a diverse celebration of culture, country and coming together.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The Actors' Gang Theater continues its 2019-20 season with a workshop production of Fritz Lang's M. Originally written by Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou, and adapted and directed by Tess Vidal, M performs through Sunday, January 19th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Playwrights Project will produce its 35th annual festival of Plays by Young Writers, sponsored by the Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, at The Joan B. Kroc Theatre on January 29 - February 1, 2020. The festival will feature winning scripts from Playwrights Project's California Young Playwrights Contest for ages 18 and under.
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is rocking away in February and March with 14 concerts and shows celebrating legendary musicians, comedians, and more. The state-of the-art performing arts center is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Tickets for all concerts and shows are now available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990 or by going online to
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
From February 27 to March 29, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will celebrate both Black History Month and Women's History Month with an Off-Broadway production of 'Two Can Play' by Trevor Rhone, directed by Clinton Turner Davis, at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. In this two-act comedy, Gloria and Jim, a lower middle-class couple in Kingston, try their wildest schemes to escape gun crime and establish residence in the United States. They survive because they learn to communicate and rediscover each other. Playwright Trevor Rhone was the artistic giant of Jamaican theater. The play celebrates the pent-up need for self-discovery and personal development in Jamaican women, a theme which is also universal. Director is Clinton Turner Davis, who helmed the comedy's New York premiere in 1985.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
This February, the Houston Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, presents a two-week, in-depth exploration of the life and works of the great German Romantic composer Robert Schumann. The Schumann Festival comprises not only full symphonic performances at Jones Hall, but also a recital, a lecture, chamber and vocal music concerts, and a gallery tour/performance in venues across Houston, making it an exceptionally immersive artistic experience.
by Debbie Gilpin - Jan 30, 2020
How do you see yourself? What seems like a fairly straightforward question can actually be far more complex than you might think a?" and if your own lived experience deviates even slightly from what other people expect, you may find yourself repeatedly fielding the same queries as both sides seek to justify their positions. In Janice Okoh's new play, The Gift, Princess Sarah Bonetta tries to balance her new role as wife with her passion for teaching, whilst modern-day structural engineer Sarah fends off a try-hard neighbour. Tea with Queen Victoria could be exactly what they both needa??
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Having established itself as the premier destination for art in the Yucatan Peninsula with holistically inspired, ecologically conscious, and alchemically transformative exhibitions featuring artists such as Cecilia Bengolea, Ernesto Neto and Sissel Tolaas, SFER IK, the unique multidisciplinary creative sphere founded by Social Entrepreneur and Visionary Roth, is launching a new initiative in its Tulum-based location: SCENO by SFER IK.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
The Houston Symphony opens the second half of the 19-20 season with Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich in the all-Italian program, Paganini + 'Pines of Rome' at 8 p.m. Jan. 9 and 11 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Sunday's performance also honors Houston-area educators with a special Salute to Educators celebration.
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Disney+ is developing the next generation of the critically-acclaimed series “The Quest,” now featuring teen participants and adding more epic world building interactive elements.  The streaming service has also greenlit the ultimate brainteaser competition series “The Maze,” National Geographic's “Meet the Chimps” and an untitled docuseries that follows Pixar's SparkShorts program as they discover talented new storytellers, it was announced today during a Disney+ panel at the Realscreen Summit in New Orleans. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Theatr Clwyd today announces its Writers in Residence and Companies in Residence for 2020, as part of the TYFU|GROW Creative Development Programme. Writers' residencies have been awarded to Hannah Daniel, Katie Elin-Salt, Jennifer Lunn, Wyn Mason, Lisa Parry, and Kristian Phillips. Companies' residencies have been awarded to Archipelago, Francesca Goodridge and Dan Lloyd, PRIDD, and Signdance Collective.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The Houston Symphony announced a one-night-only special performance, The Music of Whitney Houston, May 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now available at
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Today Ellis - Hamilton, Ontario's Linnea Siggelkow - announces her breathtaking debut album, Born Again. Produced by Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear) and recorded partly at Aron's Brooklyn studio, Born Again arrives as the follow-up to Ellis's debut EP The Fuzz—a self-released, self-produced effort that promptly led to a deal with Fat Possum Records. In a departure from the viscerally charged dream-pop of The Fuzz, Born Again unfolds with a mesmerizing subtlety, gracefully spotlighting Ellis's unhurried melodies, starkly confessional lyrics, and luminous vocal work. Not only does this record and its production showcase Ellis' incredible growth as a songwriter, but it also explores more complex and honest themes than her earlier work.  “I grew up Christian and was quite devoted to faith up through my late teens, but I started challenging that once I got to university,” says Siggelkow, the daughter of a traveling book salesman and a piano teacher. “Since then I've been trying to redefine who I am and where I stand and what I think about these things on my own, and that journey very much played into the songwriting on this record.” Pre-order Born Again now, out April 3rd on Fat Possum Records, HERE. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Loghaven Artist Residency, a newly created residency for emerging and established artists in the fields of visual art, dance, music, writing, theater, and interdisciplinary work, announces its first group of artists and the completion of its campus. The launch of Loghaven Artist Residency is the culmination of years of planning, research, design, and input from artists, arts leaders, and the Alliance of Artist Communities.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Howard Jones has always been about the big picture. The singer, songwriter and keyboardist's songs explore universal themes including enlightenment, transcendence, and seeing past one's struggles in order to embrace the wider horizon beyond it.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Irish Arts Center (IAC), a multidisciplinary arts center dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds together through the excellence and dynamism of Irish culture, announces programming for the Spring 2020 season. The organization enters the new decade with a robust and multiform season, the last (for now) in its 51st Street home, prior to the highly anticipated opening of the New Irish Arts Center, fittingly showcasing the organization's enduring interest in bridging tradition and innovation. (The Center's 51st Street venue will be renovated following the opening of the new, adjacent 11th Avenue building, which it will ultimately adjoin.) As IAC prepares its momentous transformation, they continue to focus a long-held core vision for inclusively pairing and coalescing boundary-pushing contemporary work from Ireland, America, and around the world, with an appreciation of Irish artistic history and tradition. Whether in music, theater, dance, literature, or any collision of forms, IAC's seasons carry with them Ireland and Irish America's cultural legacies; panoramic visions of current artistic movements; and maps to the vast potentials of their futures.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
PEAK Performances presents two concerts by the United States' only professional piano sextet, Grand Band, who arrange and play six pianos in a circle. The unconventional ensemble-Erika Dohi, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore, and Isabelle O'Connell-engulfs the audience in the sonic intensity of four landmark contemporary works, including the iconic and massive Gay Guerilla by late minimalist composer Julius Eastman. The Quietus describes the piece as 'one of the most moving pieces ever to be written for eight hands...beginning in lonely stuttering notes, slowly unraveling into defiant crescendos, before the final part repurposes Martin Luther's A Mighty Fortress Is Our God into a queer manifesto.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Battersea Arts Centre is launching itself as the world's first Relaxed Venue on 7 February 2020. A move to open itself up to more audiences, this will radically embed access and inclusivity across all its activities. The launch also marks the start of Tarek Iskander's first season as Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre and the 10th birthday of activist-artist company Touretteshero.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Chapter NY is pleased to announce the third part of O u t, a rotating exhibition of works on paper by Patrick Berran on view in the gallery's office. The gallery will present three of Berran's recent drawings, on view for one week.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and David C. Bohnett Chief Executive Officer Chair Chad Smith today announced the 2020/21 Walt Disney Concert Hall season featuring three trailblazing new projects: Pan-American Music Initiative and America: The Stories We Tell led by Gustavo Dudamel and Seoul Festival curated by Unsuk Chin; the premieres of 27 LA Phil commissions; the revival of LA Phil productions including the landmark Tristan Project collaboration of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Peter Sellars and Bill Viola; and performances by world-renowned guest artists including Yuja Wang, Hélène Grimaud, Lang Lang, Itzhak Perlman, Yefim Bronfman, Leila Josefowicz, Katia and Marielle Labèque and Barbara Hannigan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Red Bull Arts Detroit is pleased to announce the selection of 9 Artists-in-Residence and 1 Curatorial Fellow to participate in the contemporary art platform's second annual juried residency and fellowship program. The 2020 residency and fellowship cycle will provide artists, curators, and thinkers the space, time, and resources necessary to push their practices forward, while exposing them to the thriving artistic community of Detroit.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
THE HU brings THE GEREG TOUR to Boulder Theater with special guest KING NUN on Monday, April 20, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Playwrights Foundation's March Rough Reading is The Pitch by Aaron Loeb, who is a Playwrights Foundation Alum, with these readings presented in partnership with San Francisco Playhouse. The Pitch by Aaron Loeb readings are on March 2, at 7:30 PM, Roble Hall, Stanford University, March 3 at 7:30PM, Theatre of Yugen (SF).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
PEAK Performances presents two concerts by the United States' only professional piano sextet, Grand Band, a?oethe finest, busiest pianists active in New York's contemporary-classical scenea?? (The New York Times), who arrange and play six pianos in a circle. The unconventional ensemblea?"Erika Dohi, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore, and Isabelle O'Connella?"engulfs the audience in the sonic intensity of four landmark contemporary works, including the iconic and massive Gay Guerilla by a?oebrazen and brillianta?? (The New Yorker) late minimalist composer Julius Eastman. 
by Jo Fisher - Feb 16, 2020
Produced by The Old Vic, in association with Bristol Old Vic, Oliver award-winning A Monster Calls is making its way around the UK on tour, and has just closed its appearance at Chichester Festival Theatre.
by Cicely Binford - Feb 13, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
The Houston Symphony gears up for the start of Major League Baseball's spring training with the baseball-themed, family-friendly program, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 29. The musical morning includes baseball-related activities for kids to enjoy before or after the concert.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Spit&vigor will be presenting the world premiere of another intriguing period piece. THE WAKE OF DORCAS KELLY, a dark comedy written by Sara Fellini (NYIT Award nominee and Planet Award winner) on nominee) is the story of an executed brothel madam and the friends, family, and secrets she left behind. The piece – taking place in Dublin, 1762 – is staged in the round with minimal set pieces, with the audience embedded in the walls and furniture of the brothel-turned-funeral home. Sex, lies, murder, and the untold secrets of the dead are unearthed and exposed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The new relaxed venue was launched at a special event on 7 February 2020 which also celebrated Going Global – Tarek Iskander's first season as Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre – and the 10th birthday of activist-artist company Touretteshero.
by Gary Naylor - Feb 11, 2020
Kate O'Flynn is in award-winning form as the baby who grows into a girl and then a woman before her life's span is through in Alistair McDowall's clattering monologue.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts continues to rock through March with six memorable concerts and shows, featuring singing legends and comedic giants. The state-of the-art performing arts center is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Tickets for all concerts and shows are now available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990 or by going online to
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) has announced the appointment of its new Director of Education, Josh Ford. In this role, Ford will oversee, coordinate, and continue to grow FST's education programs for youth and adults. He will also provide leadership as FST launches and develops a new sketch comedy program.
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Cassowary, the moniker of 25-year-old artist and multi-instrumentalist Miles Shannon, has announced details of his self-titled debut album, which will be released April 24th via Fat Possum. The announcement arrives with the video for new single “Belt Notch!”, premiered via The Fader.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2020
spit&vigor is thrilled to announce the world premiere of THE WAKE OF DORCAS KELLY, written by Sara Fellini (2015 NYIT Award nominee, 2014 Planet Award winner // 2018 Planet Award Outstanding Direction nominee). Performances are Wednesdays thru Saturdays at 8PM, March 25th to April 12th at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher St 1E, New York, NY 10002). Tickets are $30. For advance reservations, please visit
by Stephi Wild - Dec 31, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Cynthia Erivo stopped by TODAY to discuss what it was like to play activist Harriet Tubman in the new film Harriet.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Alex Poots, Artistic Director and CEO of The Shed, today announced its 2020 Season of new productions by progressive artists from across the performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture, including live performances, solo exhibitions, and the final group of The Shed's inaugural Open Call series for emerging New York City-based artists. Poots also announced the appointment of Madani Younis, who joins The Shed in January as Chief Executive Producer. To celebrate the opening season as it draws to a close, The Shed will host its first open house, Meet at The Shed, on Saturday, January 11, 2020, featuring special pop-up events and free admission to its current exhibitions.
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Independently racking up over 5 million streams on DSPs and locking in a record deal with Amuse, London-born / Canada-raised artist 80purppp never intended on releasing his music publicly when creating. Instead he wanted to keep his work to himself as a journal and a way to channel his emotions after facing his first real heartbreak. What resulted is broad neo-soul-tinged and vulnerable verses, seductive melodies, and crisp, catchy production leading to the formation of his Violet High album, which dropped today following its premiere via This Song Is Sick.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 19, 2019
This song always reminds me of my father. He Loved B.B. King and this was always on rotation with our many Christmas albums. I found this rare live performance of the legend doing his version that is so embedded in my heart.
by Susan Haubenstock - Dec 17, 2019
Playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten are masters of sitcom-style comedy for women of a certain age. 'The Wild Women of Winedale' is their 2018 installment, short on laughs but featuring some strong monologues.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to produce The Scottsboro Boys with the esteemed Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. This limited engagement runs February 7 through 23, 2020 in the Mackey Theater. Tickets are on sale now.
by Kathy Strain - Dec 16, 2019
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER is a Christmas tradition for many around the world. The stop motion animated TV special first aired in 1964. It was a Rankin/Bass Production that had children looking forward to it every year. The show was a reminder to all that no matter who you are, no matter what your differences may seem to be on the outside, we are all the same on the inside. Now, the same story is being brought to life on stage and in theaters all around the country during this Christmas season. As it makes a stop in San Antonio, Texas and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, BroadwayWorld caught up with Bella Hicks who plays the part of Rudolph in this amazing production.
by Monica Moore - Dec 16, 2019
Opening night of the second play of the Pop-Up Globe's Summer Season of Love - and it's a playful, laughter-filled, exuberant, Polynesian-tinged romp. The slapstick farce of Dogberry and Verges' pre-show action makes immediate and direct connection with the audience. Already, we know there will be no moments lacking lively audience interaction. 'Much Ado about Nothing' is filled with a range of comedic layers- the wit, the intellectual banter, the farce, the clowning, the slapstick, the sexual innuendo. The festive tone (so appropriate for the festive season) is secured in the opening moments as the characters explode on to the stage for the first of many dance sequences. The audience is in for a treat - and they know it.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces casting for Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Making its grand return to downtown Atlanta since 2015, Shaky Boots Festival will take place at Central Park, May 8-9, 2020. A Southern country festival true to its roots with a modern edge, Shaky Boots will feature over 20 bands across two stages with no overlapping sets. On Friday, Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Alison Krauss, Gary Allan, Tanya Tucker and more take the stage, while Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Jamey Johnson, Morgan Wallen, Clint Black and more will close out the festival on Saturday! To check out the full lineup, visit 
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
101 Studios announced today the acquisition of film and television rights to Paradise Found, the non-fiction book written by Bill Plaschke about the inspiration that lay in the small town of Paradise, California. Paradise Found will be produced by Mark Ciardi of Select Films and executive produced by David Glasser, David Hutkin and Bob Yari. 101 has been working closely with Ciardi, Plaschke, the coach and the team to be sure that their journey is documented with respect and authenticity