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Based on the film by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer and Susan Froemke

Facing an uncertain future, Edith Bouvier Beale (age 79) and her adult daughter, "Little" Edie (age 57) , are forced to revisit their storied past and come to terms with it Ė for better, and for worse.



CSUSM Arts & Lectures to Present THE WOMAN IN BLACK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

California State University San Marcos Arts & Lectures program will present a special one-weekend engagement of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. (more...)

Inevitable Theatre Company Debuts In St. Louis With UNSUSPECTING SUSAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Inevitable Theatre Company makes its St. Louis performance debut with the regional premiere of Stewart Permutt's UNSUSPECTING SUSAN, to be performed September 15-30, 2017, at The Chapel in Clayton, MO. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Lippa Hosts DGF's 2016-17 Fellows Showcase at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Earlier this week, the 2016-2017 class of Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows presented excerpts of full length works at Playwrights Horizons at 7:00 PM. This presentation caps off a year spent working under the tutelage of Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), Laurence O' Keefe (Heathers), and Diana Son (Stop Kiss). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Presentations at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Last night, the 2016-2017 class of Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows presented excerpts of full length works at Playwrights Horizons at 7:00 PM. This presentation caps off a year spent working under the tutelage of Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), Laurence O' Keefe (Heathers), Diana Son (Stop Kiss). (more...)

TRU Announces September Panel 'It Takes a Village - Come Meet Ours'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU September Panel -It Takes a Village - Come Meet Ours, an Introduction to TRU on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead SOUVENIR at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Review: GREY GARDENS at The Barn Players in Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Sep 18, 2017

'Grey Gardens,' the 2007 character piece that originally featured a bravura turn and a Best Actress in a Musical Tony for Christine Ebersole, is the current, ambitious, fall offering from the Barn Players Community Theater in Mission through October 1. 'Grey Gardens' tells the story of a Mother and Daughter who struggle through a steep descent from American Aristocracy to poverty and health department threats of eviction from their Long Island mansion. It is a story we may never have heard except for that the Mother in our story was also Aunt to the late Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. (more...)

Immersive HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Coming to Asheville
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

North Carolina's newest theatre company, THE SYNTHESIS EXPERIMENT, launches its inaugural season with a strictly limited engagement of the Broadway smash HEWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Broadway's Top Legal Eagle, Mark Sendroff
by Robert Diamond - Sep 15, 2017

Billy Flynn might get all the attention, but Broadway's real, go-to man of the law is Mark Sendroff. (more...)

Arye Gross to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Arye Gross (Minority Report, Castle, Geffen's Coney Island Christmas) will star in Glen Berger's award-winning one-man play Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, directed by Steven Robman. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING ¬Ė THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE North American Tour Finds Its 'Johnny' and 'Baby'; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will officially open a new production and North American tour at the Harris Center in Folsom, CA, October 5 - 7. (more...)

Cast Set for DIRTY DANCING North American Tour, Coming to State Theatre Next June
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

After three successful years on tour boasting numerous sold out engagements, this new adaptation of the worldwide smash-hit film, currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary, will continue to dazzle in more than 50 markets in North America, including the Lehigh Valley at The State Theatre on June 21 and June 22, 2018. (more...)

James A. Rocco and Alberto Justiniano Collaborate on IN THE HEIGHTS at the Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

James A. Rocco, Broadway veteran and Producing Artistic Director of The Ordway, and Alberto Justiniano, Founding Member and Artistic Director of Teatro del Pueblo, conclude a creative collaboration with Friday, September 15th opening of Lin Manuel-Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS at The Ordway. IN THE HEIGHTS opened on Broadway in 2008 and won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Choreography, Orchestration, and Score. Lin Manuel-Miranda wrote the music and lyrics and Quiara Alegria Hudes wrote the book. The show explores the cultural integrity of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood as American-born children of immigrants struggle to balance the importance of tradition with the inevitability of change. (more...)

Original LENNON Stars Will Chase, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Reunite in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of LENNON, which opened on Broadway in 2005, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, October 9th, 2017, at 9:30pm. (more...)

Stage Actress and Recording Artist Rebecca Spencer to Release STILL, STILL, STILL Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Backstage Bistro Award-winning recording artist and Broadway actress Rebecca Spencer (JEKYLL AND HYDE, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) has announced a September 22, 2017 release date for her third recording on the LML Music label, entitled STILL, STILL, STILL. (more...)

The Barn Players to Host GREY GARDENS Talkback with Documentary Cast Member
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

On the evening of Saturday, September 30th, The Barn Players will be welcoming Jerry Torre, an actual cast member from the Grey Gardens documentary. Audience members may stay to participate in a post-show talkback with Mr. Torre, whose memory is also reimagined as a character in the award-winning musical. (more...)

New Version of 'Waving Through A Window' Hits the Dance Floor!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The rousing anthem 'Waving Through a Window' from the Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN quickly took over our hearts, and now, the tune is quickly taking over the dance floor! (more...)

James Nelson-Joyce to Co-Star with Julian Clary in the World Premiere of LE GRAND MORT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

James Nelson-Joyce  is to co-star with the previously announced Julian Clary in the world premiere of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. (more...)

Josie Lawrence to Lead MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actress and comedians is to star in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Offer 'Pay What You Can' Performance of Starry AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced a 'Pay What You Can' performance for AS YOU LIKE IT, a comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, on Tuesday, August 8 at 7 pm. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Return to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe's Pub at The Public with Story Songs #2 - a new collection of music - on the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, from October 12-15.  (more...)

Former VP Joe Biden, Amy Schumer Visit DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

It was an all-star audience in attendance at last weekend's performances of the Tony winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Ben Platt, a Tony winner himself for Best Lead Actor, turned to Twitter to share backstage photos of himself and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, as well as a pic with A-lister Amy Schumer. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Waving Through a Window' Like You've Never Heard it Before
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2017

YouTube, the source of all things fascinating and terrifying, has gifted DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a cover of 'Waving Through A Window' that is not to be missed. Watch the video below. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Diversionary presents MANTRAP As Part of its Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Diversionary presents ManTrap as part of our Cabaret Series. One of San Diego's most accomplished choreographers Michael Mizerany (known to Diversionary audiences for his work on Hot Guys Dancing and In The Va Va Voom Room) presents an electrifying night of dance with his company Compulsion Dance & Theatre. Michael completes his Man Dance Series with the premiere of ManTrap. This new work joins the pieces critically acclaimed works Manhandled, Via Dolorosa, UnCoupling and Man Clan for an unforgettable and sensuous evening of dance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 26th Annual Summer Gala, took place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala Was A Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held the 26th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Inevitable Theatre Company Makes Performance Debut with UNSUSPECTING SUSAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Inevitable Theatre Company makes its St. Louis performance debut with the regional premiere of Stewart Permutt's UNSUSPECTING SUSAN, to be performed September 15-30, 2017, at The Chapel in Clayton, MO. (more...)

The Barn Players to Present GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to present the Tony Award winning musical "Grey Gardens," Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st. Based on a 1975 documentary, the musical tells the true life story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Set in 1941 and 1973 at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows this mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to recluses in a crumbling house filled with memory and cats.  (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Real Life Tragicomedy Takes the Stage in GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to present the Tony Award winning musical 'Grey Gardens,' Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st. Based on a 1975 documentary, the musical tells the true life story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Set in 1941 and 1973 at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows this mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to recluses in a crumbling house filled with memory and cats. (more...)

TRU Announces September Panel 'It Takes a Village - Come Meet Ours'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present theTRU September Panel -It Takes a Village - Come Meet Ours, an Introduction to TRU on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 30th, 2017: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Announces Tour and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL to Strike in a City Near You on Tour Next Fall and more! (more...)

The Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. (more...)

Spend an Evening with FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the one-night-only special event, An Evening with Tony Award-Winning Composer Jeanine Tesori. The event will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7:30 pm at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

New Metropolitan Opera Documentary to Chart Momentous Period of Change at NYFF
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

As the Metropolitan Opera launches its 133rd season this fall, a new film by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the company's rich history and a time of great change for New York. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Opens its 2017-2018 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Chicago Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Lauren Shouse. The Legend of Georgia McBride runs September 14-October 22at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press performance is Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens 'LIVE for FIVE' Lottery for First Preview of THE TREASURER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Friday, August 25, for the LIVE for FIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the world premiere of The Treasurer, a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). (more...)

Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's twelfth season will open in October with Jose Rivera's MARISOL - an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GREY GARDENS at The Barn Players
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Barn Players will present the award-winning musical 'Grey Gardens,' Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st. Based on the true life story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, this bold musical follows them on their hilarious and heartbreaking 30-year journey from high society to faded outcasts in a crumbling Long Island mansion. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

VIDEO: WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat Cosmetics, Headshots and More with Kristin Chenoweth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who co-star in Broadway's War Paint, sat down for an interview with fellow Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth this afternoon via Facebook Live. If you missed it, you can check out everything the trio had to say - from Elizabeth Arden's products and inspiring vocalists to first headshots - in the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Marymount Manhattan Visits Alum Michael Lee Brown at DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Michael Lee Brown joined the Dear Evan Hansen company in October 2016 as understudy for all three young male roles. He has now played Jared, Connor and Evan to acclaim! (more...)

Theatre Three Announces New Performing Arts Educational Opportunities for Adult Actors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Three, uptown Dallas's 56 year-old theatre-in-the-round will offer a number of new workshops and master classes for adult actors. In addition to another session of the previously announced National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA) workshops, favorite local actors Wendy Welch and James McQuillen will present two sessions of one-day only Musical Audition Master Classes. All classes will take place at Theatre Three, located in the Quadrangle (2800 Routh Street, Suite 168, Dallas, TX 75201). (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Jazz-Era AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

EASTENDERS' Aaron Sidwell to Join the WICKED 2018 UK & Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that EastEnders star Aaron Sidwell will play Fiyero. (more...)

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