It's Only a Play

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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Tony Award-winning producer, Ken Davenport (Once On This Island) launches his new season of The Producer's Perspective Podcast today
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 BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Eric Abraham, The Fugard Theatre and its Artistic Director Greg Karvellas, have announced the new line up for their 2020 Season - 10 Years and Counting.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Broadway Global Announces Nominees for The 8th Annual 2019 Producer of the Year; Corey Brunish, Scott Sanders, Andrew Kato, Marc Levine, Ken Mahoney, Barbara Freitag, Elliott Masie, Wendy Radus Federman, Ron Simons, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Ruth Hendel, Stephen Hendel, Stephen Byrd, Alia Harvey Jones, Jada Pinkett Smith, Wendy Gillespie, Dennis Grimaldi, Richard Winkler, Jhett Tolentino, Douglas Denoff, Stewart F Lane, Bonnie Comley, Will Prather, Michael Andrew Rubinstein, Bruce Robert Harris, Jack W. Batman, John Legend.
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 14, 2019
Since creating and starring in In the Heights and Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has become one of the most influential creators on Broadway. His work has earned him great acclaim and he's collected too many awards to count, including a Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy Award, three Grammy Awards, three Tony Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, continues its 2019a?"20 season with Terrence McNally's satirical farce, It's Only a Play. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as a?oehilariously, sidesplittingly funny,a?? It's Only a Play will perform at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City) October 10a?"27, 2019. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursdaysa?"Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Press night for It's Only a Play will be on Friday, October 11, 2019. Single tickets range in price from $27a?"$60 are available now by calling 650-349-6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces that tickets are on sale for the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA coming to the Center November 5 a?" 17, 2019. From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA is a new Broadway musical.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that real-life married couple Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will come to Broadway in Neil Simon's Plaza Suite following an out of town run at Boston's Colonial Theatre - where the 1968 production also originated, before a 17 week run on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre with previews set to being in March. The production will be directed by John Benjamin Hickey.
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2019
During last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, Matthew Broderick made an appearance as Mike Pompeo in the impeachment-themed Cold Open.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Straight from the stages of Broadway and into living rooms nationwide, the creators of the Be A Broadway Star board game announced today the release of a free Holiday-themed Expansion Pack available for digital download!
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Deadline reports that Tony winner Katie Finneran, Alan Ruck, Celeste O'Connor, and Misha Osherovich will star in a new Blumhouse film directed by Chris Landon.
by Abigail Charpentier - Oct 24, 2019
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are reprising their celebrated roles as Will, Grace, Karen and Jack for one last time in the farewell season of beloved NBC sitcom.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Tony and Drama Desk nominees Kate Baldwin (Hello Dolly, Big Fish, Giant, Finnian's Rainbow) and Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens, Dirty Blonde, Saturn Returns, Hello Again) team up on November 20 for a special recital in the Fabbri Chamber Concerts series, in the magnificent library of the historic Fabbri Mansion (now the House of the Redeemer) on the Upper East Side (7 East 95th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for Boston engagement of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA will go on sale Monday, October 21. ANASTASIA will play the Citizens Bank Opera House for a limited engagement July 7 a?' 19, 2020 as part of the 2019/2020 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
Rupert Grint has joined Apple's upcoming psychological thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan and British TV writer Tony Basgallop, according to Deadline.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
The Rochester Broadway Theatre League and Albert Nocciolino announced today that the individual tickets for the tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA are on sale now. Tickets are available at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre Box office or by visiting ticketmaster.com.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as David Garrison gives us a lesson on Richard Nixon and George Wallace.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced Ben McKenzie (Ben) will complete the cast of Bess Wohl's GRAND HORIZONS. The production will mark his Broadway debut.
by Behind the Curtain - May 13, 2019
One of modern drama's most prolific playwrights, Terrence McNally, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look at his upcoming production of Frankie and Johnny In The Clair De Lune, as well as take a look back on his incredible career which includes such shows as Love! Valor! Compassion! Master Class, It's Only a Play, The Ritz, and writing the book to such musicals as The Rink, Ragtime, A Man of No Importance, and many more.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019
Fitz Patton has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for CHOIR BOY.
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019
As part of the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, legendary playwright and librettist Terrence McNally was honored with one of the Lifetime Achievement Award. A revival of his play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is currently on Broadway, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon. Watch Terrence McNally accept his 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award here.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Broadway In Detroit announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming Detroit engagement at the Fisher Theatre, June 11 - 23, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast of SAFE SPACE (June 25 - July 21) is now in rehearsal.The new play is by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The play will star Mercedes Ruehl (Torch Song, Hustlers, Bay Street's Viva la Vida!), Sasha Diamond (Blindspot, The Romanoffs, Murphy Brown) and Rodney Richardson (The Day Shall Come, CBS's FBI, Somebody's Daughter). Tickets are now on sale by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.  The Box Office is open daily from 11 am - show time.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE begins tomorrow, June 25, and runs through July 21. This is a new play by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Broadway Grand Rapids is pleased to announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming Grand Rapids engagement from June 25-30, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
The Producer's Perspective PRO Reading Series, which is produced in part by Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, is proud to announce their second presentation, which will be an invited reading of Ocean in a Teacup on Monday, June 24th at 3pm at Sunlight Studios (321 W 44th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre is announcing a change in its 2019/20 season lineup. The world premiere of an original new musical, Bliss, will replace the previously announced Stu for Silverton in early 2020. Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry said, "Even though we do not like to make changes after we have announced our season, we are very proud of the hundreds of thousands of audience members who come to The 5th each year and understand that this is sometimes part of the process of being one of the leading theaters in the country producing new musicals."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Watch the tale revolving around 'home, love, family' as Anastasia plays at the Marcus Center July 23-28.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Overture Center for the Arts is proud to present the Madison premiere of ANASTASIA in Overture Hall from Tuesday, July 30-Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. The tour of the critically acclaimed Broadway production began performances in October 2018 at Proctors in Schenectady, NY before journeying to over 30 cities in its first year. Touring the country with ANASTASIA is Tari Kelly, a graduate from Madison's East High.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
The Multifaith Alliance for Syria Refugees (MFA) presents its first annual benefit concert, Broadway Sings for Syria at The Leonard Nimoy Thalia At Peter Norton Symphony Space on Monday, August 12th at 7:00 pm to raise awareness for the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? onWednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English.
by Don Grigware - Jul 15, 2019
I am a huge fan of Our Town by Thornton Wilder. It is literary genius in its storytelling of the lifespan of two families in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire It's almost as if Wilder turned Our Town upside down, shook it a few times in snowglobe fashion and created The Skin of Our Teeth. It's also a family drama but it covers more than one lifespan, as it combs a five thousand year period from the Ice Age to the 20th century in Excelsior and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Antrobus family is bound throughout: the father (Mark Lewis), the mother (Melora Marshall) and their two children Gladys (Gabrielle Beauvais) and Henry (William Holbrook) and their maid Sabina (Willow Geer). Their lives change through time, and plotwise, there is always a crisis they are exposed to. What is mos effective to witness is how they manage to pull through each obstacle...and survive.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
Following an exhilarating 2018-19 season, Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, announced the productions that will comprise its 2019-20 season. Highlights include the hilarious maritime musical, ANYTHING GOES; the satirical farce, IT'S ONLY A PLAY; the Tony Award-winning musical, NEWSIES; the Broadway sci-fi cult musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; the sidesplitting play, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR; and the critically-acclaimed musical, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Hillbarn Theatre closes its season with the world premiere play THE FOUR GIFTS, based on the memoir of San Mateo local Fr. Joseph Bradley. All performances will be held at Hillbarn Theatre, (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City). Subscriptions ($210 - $336) are on sale now at hillbarntheatre.org or by calling 650.349.6411. Tickets for individual productions will go on sale at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Stockton Civic Theatre is pleased to present its first production of the New Year. 2020 is rolling in with a hysterical comedy by renowned American playwright Terrance McNally. It's Only a Play is set in the posh Manhattan apartment of wealthy Broadway producer Julia Budder during the opening night party of her latest play, The Golden Egg. As the celebrity guests arrive downstairs, the hostess, playwright, director, lead actress, and friends gather upstairs and anxiously await the late-night reviews. The banter is hilarious as they boast about their theatre experiences and engage in shameless, and often harsh, celebrity name dropping.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Simon Stephens' Tony Award-winning adaptation based on Mark Haddon's best-selling novel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Rochester Broadway Theatre League and Albert Nocciolino are pleased to announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming Rochester engagement from January 21 to January 26, 2020 at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Chicago's favorite drag seniors start 2019 with LOVE in Hell in a Handbag Productions' beloved parody THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes - The Valentine Edition, written by Artistic Director David Cerda and directed by Jon Martinez. Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose return February 8 - March 10, 2019 at Stage 773,
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Broadway cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (Bridges of Madison County, A Little Night Music) will host an evening that explores beautiful melodies from Broadway and beyond. With Scots-born guitarist Steve Gibb, Mairi will also celebrate Robert Burns Night by weaving in some of Scotland's most beloved melodies, and inviting her guests to perform their own versions of Burns' timeless poetry. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
It's the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder (Holly Spencer) is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English. This evening celebrating the scandalous and tragic life of Edith Piaf includes hits like a?oePadam,a?? a?oeMilord,a?? and a?oeLa Vie en Rose.a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
The 1993 AIDS-themed musical ALL THAT HE WAS that opened on August 12, earning rave reviews and a Jeff recommendation, will extend its run by one week and will now close on Sunday, September 15.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Pride Films and Plays has announced that $5 of each ticket sold for each Friday 8pm performance of ALL THAT HE WAS, the Jeff-recommended musical that opened on Monday August 12, will go toward one of four Chicago-area charities that provides services and advocacy for those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Inc. magazine today revealed that Davenport Theatrical Enterprises is No. 4019 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segmenta?'its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their critically acclaimed comedy tour Now You See Them, Soon You Won't for the first time to Australian and New Zealand audiences in November. This celebrated comedy show redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. The duo will be joined on stage by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers. Tickets for Now You See Them, Soon You Won't go on sale Tuesday, 7 May. To purchase, please visit ticketek.com.au. The Sydney show will be part of the Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival.
by Jerri Shafer - Apr 26, 2019
It's the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. Performances run April 26th thru May 12th, 2019 at Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3981 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio. For reservations/more info visit: http://www.ltob.org or call 614-875-3919.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
According to the New York Times, actress Rosemary Harris, musician Harold Wheeler and playwright Terrence McNally will all be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2019 Tonys.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Broadway In Detroit announced today that individual tickets for the tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA are now on sale! ANASTASIA will make its Detroit debut at the Fisher Theatre, June 11 - 23, 2019. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2019
Nathan Lane has returned to Broadway this season in the new play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Lane has had an extremely diverse career, spanning over 30 years. From comedic musicals, to heart-wrenching plays, to screen work, voiceovers, and much more, Lane has become a household name.
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