Happy Birthday, Wanda June

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Music Box Theatre

(New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.
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by Audition Roundup - Sep 9, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 9, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
From August 27 to September 4, August Strindberg Rep will perform Strindberg's 'Creditors' in a new translation by Robert Greer as part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave.  This masterpiece from Strindberg's naturalist period is rarely excelled in its unity of construction, dramatic tension and acute psychological analysis, but it is far less performed and anthologized than 'The Father' or 'Miss Julie.' During an afternoon in a lounge at a seaside resort, a revenge is played out as a credulous artist has his mind poisoned against his wife by her former husband. Translator Robert Greer directs.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Broadway's Alyssa Fox (Frozen, Wicked) and Aisha Jackson (Frozen, Waitress) combine forces to raise money for Moms Demand Action: For Gun Sense America, as a part of the Mosaic Concert Series. The concert will be held November 4, 2019 at 7:00PM. The evening will feature a mix of Broadway, pop, and gospel/spiritual music as well as poetry and dance. There will also be voter registration people to vote and education on how to advocate for gun control legislation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Normal Ave and Leigh Honigman will present the World Premiere of Of the Woman Came the Beginning of Sin and Through Her We All Die, written by Lily Houghton and directed by Kylie M. Brown at the Medicine Show Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017
Clamour Theatre Company today announces the full cast for the world premiere production of Stephanie Martin's Joy. A coming of age story about a young woman with Down's syndrome, exploring family, friendship, control and freedom, performed by a company of seven featuring three actors with learning disabilities. A play to expose the limitations placed upon those with learning disabilities and, more importantly to celebrate and demand the right of everyone to have the life they want.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018
Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise announced today that due to popular demand, the company will stage a special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced play HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE October 18th - November 29th at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. The New York Times Critics' Pick production, which garnered unanimous rave reviews this past Spring at the Gene Frankel Theatre, offers up dynamic and often hilarious insight into a capitalist society's attempts to make socio-cultural progress in a world polarized by its moral and political outrage…or lack thereof. Jeffrey Wise will direct the production that will run through Thursday, November 29th. The official opening is set for Tuesday, October 23rd. For more information, visit http://www.wheelhousetheater.org
by Walter McBride - Oct 4, 2018
Wheelhouse Theater Company will stage a special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced play HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE October 18th - November 29th at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. The cast held a party at Bond 45 last night and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018
Wheelhouse Theater Company presents a special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced play HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Wheelhouse Theater Company today announced that it will present a staged reading of Oracles: Primitive Murderous Rage and Oedipusgate written by Jonathan Lynn and directed by Wheelhouse's Artistic Director, Jeff Wise.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Wheelhouse Theater Company today announced that it will present a staged reading of ORACLES: MURDER AT THE CROSSROADS AND OEDIPUSGATE a?" A DOUBLE BILL, written by Jonathan Lynn and directed by Wheelhouse's Artistic Director, Jeff Wise. The reading will be held at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, 311 West 43rd St., on Thursday, 10/31 at 1:30 pm and Friday 11/01 at 11am. Featured in the cast will be Alfred Molina, Austin Pendleton, Nadia Bowers, Lori Tan Chinn, Janet Dacal, Christopher Hanke, and Magaret Odette. Industry members can arrange for tickets by emailing: contact@wheelhousetheater.org
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise announced today that due to popular demand, the company will stage a special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced play HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE October 18th - November 29th at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. The New York Times Critics' Pick production, which garnered unanimous rave reviews this past Spring at the Gene Frankel Theatre, offers up dynamic and often hilarious insight into a capitalist society's attempts to make socio-cultural progress in a world polarized by its moral and political outrage…or lack thereof. Jeffrey Wise will direct the production that will run through Today, November 29th. The official opening is set for Tuesday, October 23rd. For more information, visit http://www.wheelhousetheater.org
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017
Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premiere professional theatre, will host the second annual Loverly Tea luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Park Avenue Armory announces today the cast for its December production of Judgment Daya?"the world premiere of Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play. Luke Kirby, best known for his Emmy Award-winning performance of Lenny Bruce on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel , plays the leading role in the production, which is the first ground-up theater production for the Armory. In his return to the Armory after his award-winning production of The Hairy Ape (2017), acclaimed theater director Richard Jones leads the cast of 16, which includes Susannah Perkins (Network; The Wolves), Alyssa Bresnahan (Network; 27 Dresses), Henry Stram (Junk; The Elephant Man), and Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie a?" Tony Award; Desperate Housewives).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Park Avenue Armory today announces the cast for its December production of Judgment Daya?"the world premiere of Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Due to popular demand Normal Ave and Leigh Honigman will extend performances for their World Premiere of Of the Woman Came the Beginning of Sin and Through Her We All Die, written by Lily Houghton and directed by Kylie M. Brown at Normal Ave's Medicine Show Theatre (549 W 52nd St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019). Additional performances will be on Thursday, October 24 at 8pm, Friday, October 25 at 8pm, and Saturday, October 26 at 8pm. Previously announced performances will be on Thursday, October 17 at 8pm, Friday, October 18 at 8pm, Saturday, October 19 at 8pm, and Sunday, October 20 at 3pm. Tickets ($20-$30) are available for advance purchase at www.normalave.org/ofthewoman. The performance runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
Wheelhouse Theater Company's special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced play HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE begins performances this week on, Thursday, October 18th at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. The New York Times Critics' Pick production, which garnered unanimous rave reviews this past Spring at the Gene Frankel Theatre, takes a searing look at toxic masculinity, gun violence, the relationship between men and women and cultural change. Jeffrey Wise directs the production that will run through Thursday, November 29th. The official opening is set for Tuesday, October 23rd.  For more information, visit http://www.wheelhousetheater.org
by - Oct 13, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/13/2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Aisha Jackson and Alyssa Fox of Broadway's Frozen continue their campaign for Gun Reform after a successful concert November 4th at Middle Collegiate Church. The Broadway stars treated a packed house of concertgoers with roof raising vocal selections. The night was featured speeches from activists, Broadway performers, and representatives from Mom's Deman Action. Donations are still being accepted until Monday November 11, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Those 'I voted' stickers can be used for more then just selfies! Wheelhouse Theater Company is offering $30 walk-up tickets to all theatergoers presenting their 'I Voted' stickers at the box office for Wheelhouse's special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE, for all performances through Sunday, November 11 at The Duke on 42ND Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Tickets are regularly priced $49 - $109.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
THE GAME, a new musical with book and lyrics by Eric Kornfeld and music by John McDaniel, will be presented in a private industry presentation, Thursday, December 6 at 3:30pm and Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11am. Presentations will be held at Pearl Studios.
by Jennifer Broski - May 6, 2019
The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with one special award and three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by Drama Desk Award-nominated writer and performer of The New One, Mike Birbiglia. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2019
The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
August Strindberg Rep's production of Strindberg's 'Creditors,' which was scheduled for May 16 to June 2, 2018 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, has been postponed until the summer.  The reason for the postponement is to enable an extension for a sister company at Gene Frankel Theatre.  Wheelhouse Theatre's production of 'Happy Birthday Wanda June' is expanding into a longer run at the venue.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
August Strindberg Rep's production of Strindberg's 'Creditors,' which was scheduled for May 16 to June 2, 2018 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, has been postponed until the summer.  The reason for the postponement is to enable an extension for a sister company at Gene Frankel Theatre.  Wheelhouse Theatre's production of 'Happy Birthday Wanda June' is expanding into a longer run at the venue.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Wheelhouse Theater Company has announced today that the critically acclaimed production of Life Sucks. by Aaron Posner, which recently concluded its NY Premiere run at The Wild Project, will transfer to the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
The Phoenix Theatre and the Indianapolis JCC will present a special partnership performance of An Act of God, by David Javerbaum. This divine comedy travels from the Phoenix Theatre to the JCC for one night only, March 7, 2017 at 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents a trio of exciting new site-specific opera productions in 2017, beginning May 11-13 with Mozart's rarely-performed early opera The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) at the West Side Community Garden.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018
Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, announced that the company will stage Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE April 7 - April 28, 2018 at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street in Manhattan. The play offers up dynamic and often hilarious insight into a capitalist society's attempts to make socio-cultural progress in a world often polarized by its moral and political outrage…or lack thereof. Jeffrey Wise will direct the production that will run through Saturday, April 28th The official opening is set for Saturday, April 14th at 7PM. For more information, visit http://www.wheelhouse.theater
by Joe Lombardi - Mar 28, 2019
A month ago I saw Austin Pendleton portray a teacher on Broadway in the fine play Choir Boy. Now he is the elderly Professor with a much younger third wife. They are visiting with Sonia and Uncle Vanya in this adaptation of Chekhov's play. Right from the start, the cast informs that LIFE SUCKS. is about love and longing, true to the spirit of its source material. The Professor notes 'it's also about the audacious, ludicrous and protean nature of the obstreperous and ever-feckless human heart.' Vanya points out 'he has a penchant for sesquipedalian elocution.' Fans of word play will lick their chops listening to some of this dialogue.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
The Tank will present the World Premiere of I thought I would die but I didn't by Bailey Williams (Buffalo Bailey's Ranch for Gay Horses, Troubled Teen Girls and Other: a 90 Minute Timeshare Presentation at the 2018 Exponential Festival), directed by Sarah Blush (Sehnsucht at JACK), at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), May 9-23.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018
Ticket's are now on sale for Wheelhouse Theater Company's upcoming revival of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE which will run April 7 - April 28, 2018 at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street in Manhattan. The play offers up dynamic and often hilarious insight into a capitalist society's attempts to make socio-cultural progress in a world often polarized by its moral and political outrage…or lack thereof.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018
Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, announced today that the company will stage Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE April 7 - April 28, 2018 at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Wheelhouse Theater Company's critically acclaimed production of Life Sucks. by Aaron Posner begins previews tomorrow, June 4th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Directed by Drama Desk nominee Jeff Wise, Life Sucks. will open on Sunday, June 16th for a fourteen-week limited engagement through Sunday, September 1.
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2019
Wheelhouse Theater Company's Life Sucks, by Aaron Posner and directed by Jeff Wise, opened just last night. The production runs to September, 1 2019 with a Sunday, June 16 opening night in Theatre Three at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
The new production of Wheelhouse Theater Company's production of Life Sucks. by Aaron Posner officially opens on Sunday, June 16h at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Directed by Drama Desk nominee Jeff Wise, Life Sucks. is a fourteen-week limited engagement through Sunday, September 1.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Get a first look at the new production of Wheelhouse Theater Company's Life Sucks.by Aaron Posner and directed by Jeff Wise. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Wheelhouse Theater Company announced today that Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton will play his final performance in Life Sucks.on August 11. Replacement casting will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018
From August 27 to September 4, August Strindberg Rep will perform Strindberg's 'Creditors' in a new translation by Robert Greer as part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave.  This masterpiece from Strindberg's naturalist period is rarely excelled in its unity of construction, dramatic tension and acute psychological analysis, but it is far less performed and anthologized than 'The Father' or 'Miss Julie.' During an afternoon in a lounge at a seaside resort, a revenge is played out as a credulous artist has his mind poisoned against his wife by her former husband. Translator Robert Greer directs.
by Don Grigware - Jan 21, 2019
Actress/director Barbara Brownell has numerous credits as an actress. Broadway: Play it Again, Sam and The Ballad of Johnny Pot.  King Lear at the Actor's Studio, NY.  Touring: Oklahoma, On a Clear Day.  Regional: Zing!, Barefoot in the Park, Star Spangled Girl.  L.A.: Happy Birthday Wanda June, Dylan, A Case of Libel, Early Cabaret, Chicago, Dull Pain. She won the 2017 Broadway World award for Best Leading Actress in a play, LA . T.V. shows include Mad Men, Big Love, Night Court (3), Grey's Anatomy, Monk, L.A. Law, Bob Newhart, Mary Tyler Moore, and recurring on Webster and MASH.  Films include Behind the Candelabra, Going Home, Hearts of the West, Someone to Watch Over Me, Ants, Mark of the Witch, and The Master.  In this interview, Brownell discusses acting and directing Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star at The Group Rep, set to open this Friday January 25.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018
FRIGID New York announced 50th & 4th, a new play written by Mike Lemme and directed by Tara Cioletti, will debut at the 2018 Frigid Festival as a limited engagement for five performances in the UNDER St. Marks Theater. Tickets are $20 and available now at MikeLemme.com
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
Fresh off the heels of their critically acclaimed revival of Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, has announced that it will present the New York Premiere of Aaron Posner's Life Sucks., March 22nd through April 20th at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street). The cast features Jeff Biehl, Nadia Bowers, Kimberly Chatterjee, Barbara Kingsley, Stacey Linnertz, Austin Pendleton, and Michael Schantz. Wheelhouse's Jeff Wise directs the production, which will have its official opening night on March 27th at 7:00PM. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Wheelhouse Theater Company announced today Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton has extended one more week in Aaron Posner'sLife Sucks. and will now play his final performance on August 18. Jed Diamond will assume the role on August 20 and will join new cast members Andrew Hovelson (who joined the cast as Dr Aster on July 30), Michael Broadhurst and Jenny Strassburg.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
FUSION, a two-person modern love story, will make its world premiere September 27 through October 14, 2018 at the Actors Theatre Workshop (145 West 28th Street, 3F). Written by Adam Parrish and directed by Katie Honaker, FUSION features Madeleine Maby and Charlie Wilson and will have its official opening on Friday, October 5 at 7PM. www.fusiontheplay.com
by BWW Special - Aug 26, 2019
Nadia Bowers, currently starring in Life Sucks at Theater Row, discusses the meaning of life, and what it means to be vulnerable.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017
Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO's three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Wheelhouse Theater Company is continuing its red-hot streak as rave reviews pour in for its New York premiere of Aaron Posner's LIFE SUCKS,which is sort of adapted from 'Uncle Vanya' by Anton Chekhov.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018
A special talk back featuring Richard Clark, the Composer, Conductor and longtime friend of Kurt Vonneget will be held after the Saturday, April 28th 2:00 p.m. matinee of Wheelhouse Theater's revival of Happy Birthday, Wanda June at the Gene Frankel Theater, 24 Bond Street. Following the performance, Mr. Clark will take part in a talk-back where he will speak about his friendship with Mr. Vonnegut as well as his experience collaborating on the opera of Happy Birthday, Wanda June.