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by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022
Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 41st season.  Learn more about the lineup here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning landmark musical Cabaret, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts January 14 - February 12, 2023. Porchlight’s production is directed by Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier and music directed by Linda Madonia.
by Kay Kudukis - Oct 3, 2019
A Deliciously Witty, Insightful, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play that Explores the Complexities of Marriage and Friendship to Open 2019/2020 Season at CV Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2021
This December, Pittsburgh CLO will bring Richard Thomas back to Pittsburgh in the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in its 30th anniversary production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 17-23 at the Byham Theater.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 28, 2019
It takes a cast of 19 to bring the epic story of LBJ to life eight times a week at the Vivian Beaumont theatre. Led by the great stage and screen actor Brian Cox, the company of Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society takes on more than fifty characters between them, retelling the tale of one of the most complicated periods in American history. BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Richard Thomas gives us a lesson on Hubert Humphrey.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2018
Ma-Yi Theater Company is presenting the World Premiere of SESAR, written by and performed by Orlando Pabotoy who previously acted with Ma-Yi, in his playwrighting debut, October 20 - November 1, 2018. Helmed by Richard Feldman, SESAR is now in previews for a Wednesday, October 24 opening night on Theatre Row at The Beckett (410 W 42nd St). Tickets can be purchased by calling 212-239-6200; or online.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers and Broadway & TV favorite Joyce Reehling headline Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director). Struthers is best known for her roles on All in the Family and  Gilmore Girls. Reehling is a beloved veteran of stage and television (Fifth of July, Law & Order). Love, Loss, and What I Wore opens Today, October 18 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, October 21 at the Hannah Center Theatre (on the campus of The O'Neal School, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387).  Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2018
In baseball, it might be called a home run. In politics, it would be wave. Whatever analogy is used, it was an unprecedented evening for the acclaimed Dezart Performs. The Palm Springs ensemble took home 11 "Desert Stars Awards" at last night's 31st annual Desert Theatre League Gala held in Palm Desert, having been nominated for 23 awards in 19 categories. The tally was a record for the company and included "Best Production" honors in both comedy and drama and also two awards for the group's founding artistic director, Michael Shaw: one for acting, and one for directing.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2018
This November, Kansas City Public Theatre (KCPublic) will present an immersive experience, THE MADESS OF LADY BRIGHT, a dragedy by Lanford Wilson.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 8, 2018
This December, Pittsburgh CLO brings one of the nation's top actors, Richard Thomas, to town in the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in its 27th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 7-23 at the Byham Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020
Today's top stories: could The Masked Singer's mushroom be from Hamilton? Plus, Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff reunite for a musical film, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019
Today's top stories: Jagged Little Pill announces lottery and rush policies, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Broadway stars urge you to get out and vote, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2019
Pear Theatre kicks off the New Year with Alan Ayckbourn's hilarious farce, Taking Steps (directed by Troy Johnson). Taking Steps previews on Thursday, January 16, with press and Opening Night on Friday, January 17, followed by a champagne gala. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays through February 9. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021
Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 30th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 17-23 at the Byham Theater. This year's production, directed by Scott Evans, will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway & TV star Richard Thomas returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022
Tickets for the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10am for the Houston premiere playing April 25-30, 2023 as part of the Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center 2022-2023 Season.
by - Nov 16, 2021
Today's top stories: a documentary of the Spring Awakening reunion concert will be released by HBO in 2022. Plus, Alan Toy has been cast as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in NBC’s 'Annie Live!', all new West Side Story trailer, Company's Tiny Desk (Home) concert, first look at Assassins off-Broadway, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2020
Pittsburgh CLO has announced that the public will be able to enjoy A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL for the 29th consecutive year! Recorded live at Pittsburgh's Byham Theater in 2018, this special production will be broadcast on WQED as a holiday gift to the community, so that families can once again experience this cherished tradition together.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the 27th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 7-23 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes and thrilling effects made possible by the support received from the Next Generation Capital Campaign. TV veteran and Broadway star Richard Thomas makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut leading the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2019
The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse have announced the cast and creative team of the beloved musical Annie, on stage November 27 through December 22 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2019
Cleveland Play House (CPH), takes audiences on a journey through grief, healing, falling in love, and (re)discovering all that life has to offer in Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. Performances run from November 23rd - December 22nd in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. Directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, he cast includes Tarah Flanagan and Alex Brightwell in alternating performances. Tickets range from $25-$97 and can be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000 or online at clevelandplayhouse.com. Cleveland Play House is proud to recognize sponsors Anne Marie and Bill Warren, and Nancy Hancock Griffith.
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 1, 2018
This December, Pittsburgh CLO brings one of the nation's top actors, Richard Thomas, to town in the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in its 27th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 7-23 at the Byham Theater.
by Julie Musbach - May 3, 2019
The company that brought you Punch and Judy, or The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward II and Hercules Insane returns to Hollywood Fringe with an exciting new take on the seldom-produced classic that inaugurated the Elizabethan theatrical renaissance. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the return of its free concert series Broadway in Your Backyard, July 19 - September 6, as part of Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
The Kennedy Center engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony® winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will play the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, June 21–July 10, 2022. Find out how to get tickets, who is in the cast and more.
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2020
A futuristic take on William Shakespeare's historic tragedy serves as the narrative arc in acclaimed writer/director Chuck Griffith's latest work, Silicon Caesar, which has now come to Amazon Prime.
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2019
To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, will launch its coast-to-coast National Tour in August 2020 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of the nation's capital. The tour will be on the road for over two years. According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Richard Thomas will lead the production as Atticus Finch.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022
The complete cast is announced today for the First National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. Find out who's in the cast and how to get tickets.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022
While best known for his roles in film, Hurt got his start on the stage in the 1970s. He appeared on Broadway in Hurlyburly in 1984, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Hurt also performed in various off-Broadway productions including Henry V, Fifth of July, Richard II and A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2020
Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced its 2020 - 2021 season. This season will include A Hundred Words for Snow by Tatty Hennessy (October 8 a?" 25, 2020), Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber (December 3 a?" 20, 2020), Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson (January 28 a?" February 14, 2021), and Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (April 8 a?" 25, 2021).
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2020
Rapeteta Theatre Company has announced its inaugural production Hurlyburly by David Rabe, coming in April 2020.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 6, 2019
Williamstown Theatre Festival announces additional casting and full creative teams for productions
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2019
Visible Ink and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Stephen Sachs's critically-acclaimed comedydrama Bakersfield Mist, set for a limited nine-performance run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Amir Korangy, the cast will feature Diane Cary and John Mawson. Opening is set for Friday, July 12, at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm through July 28.
by Rebecca Russo - Jun 27, 2019
Just in time for the Independence Holiday weekend, the fiery, fiercely independent redhead, Kiki Ebsen, has designed an evening of jazz and blues, and invited two beloved Hollywood friends to join her and her band-on-fire to light up Feinstein's on Friday night, July 5th at 8pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) will return to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the acclaimed drama The Soap Myth by Drama Desk winner Jeff Cohen Aug 10-28 at Southampton Cultural Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021
Inspired by the late Randy Strawderman’s 1999 hit musical of the same name, Ella and Her Fella Frank invites you to a heavenly concert with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, played by Virginia Rep favorites Desirée Roots and Scott Wichmann.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
The GB Public Theater 2022 mainstage season continues Aug.4 – Aug 14 with an evocative, penetrating drama about the vicissitudes and complexities of family dynamics, self-identity and the nature and meaning of love today - Things I Know to be True.
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2020
For today's photo flashback, we're going back to 1981 with Jeff Bridges as he leaves Broadway's Apollo Theatre following a performance of Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2021
The Blind Cupid Shakespeare Company will be hosting a live performance fundraiser streamed live over Zoom and Youtube on February 12th, 2021. The showcase will feature a range of artists from over the world including America, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and United States.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 1, 2019
New Jersey Repertory Company will present the world premiere of E.M. Lewis' Apple Season from January 10 through February 10. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Lewis about her career and the upcoming show at NJ Rep.
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2022
Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. The tour will begin performances next month at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2019
The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program is proud to present Noel Coward's classic comedy Hay Fever. This madcap play about a weekend with the eccentric Bliss family will star the MFA Class of 2020 and a guest performer.  Director Jerrold Scott's production will take the audience back to the 1920's and remind them of the joy of life and fear of boredom. The show will run from February 27th-March 9th in Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2019
Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to present Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson, a story about how, despite all odds, love can bring the most unlikely people together.
by Walter McBride - Dec 13, 2018
Today giving you a peek back into our archives with these flashback photos of Jeff Daniels, Richard Thomas, and Swoosie Kurtz in 1981's FIFTH OF JULY.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022
Everything’s Fine, a world premiere autobiographical one-man play written and performed by Academy Award-nominated writer, actor and director Douglas McGrath, and directed by two-time Tony Award and six-time Emmy Award winner John Lithgow, will open Thursday, October 13, 2022 for a limited engagement at the DR2 Theatre.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 19, 2019
Cleveland Play House opens its 2019-2020 season with the celebratory, heart-felt comedy Into The Breeches! written by George Brant. Directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, the uplifting, laugh-out-loud comedy runs from September 14th through October 6th in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022
Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) returns to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the acclaimed drama The Soap Myth by Drama Desk winner Jeff Cohen open now thru Aug 28 at Southampton Cultural Center. See photos from the production.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Thom Pain (based on nothing), a play by Will Eno, has been announced for the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Directed by Bryan Keith and performed by Johnny Patrick Yoder, there will be five performances only at the Broadwater Second Stage: Sunday 6/5 at 5:30pm (preview); Saturday 6/11 at 7:30pm; Thursday 6/16 at 8pm; Wednesday 6/22 at 5pm; and Saturday 6/25 at 12:30pm. Running time is 70 minutes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
Mint Theater Company will continue the highly popular Silver Lining Streaming Series with the on-demand streaming of the two-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of A Picture of Autumn by N.C Hunter, directed by Gus Kaikkonen beginning Monday April 19th, and continuing through June 13th.

Fifth of July Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Fifth of July been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Direction of a Play for Marshall W. MasonBest Lighting Design for Dennis Parichy and Best Scenic Design for John Lee Beatty.

What other awards has Fifth of July been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Dennis Parichy, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lanford Wilson, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Lee BeattyLighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Dennis Parichy and Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for John Lee Beatty.

What other awards has Fifth of July won?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Dennis Parichy Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lanford Wilson and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Lee Beatty Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Dennis Parichy Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for John Lee Beatty.

What awards has Fifth of July been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Dennis Parichy, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lanford Wilson, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Lee BeattyLighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Dennis Parichy and Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for John Lee Beatty.

What awards has Fifth of July won?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Dennis Parichy Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lanford Wilson and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Lee Beatty Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Dennis Parichy Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for John Lee Beatty.

What productions of Fifth of July have there been?
Fifth of July has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1980.