J.B. Broadway


ANTA Washington Square Theatre

(New York, NY)
40 W. 4th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018
Theater takes center stage in 2018/2019 as the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents some of the finest work from local, national and international artists featuring the return of For the Record'sLove Actually Live as a full-length, expanded production, the development of the new documentary musical Witness Uganda, National Theatre of Great Britain's landmark production of An Inspector Calls, the return of Hershey Felder in Hershey Felder as Claude Debussy:A Paris Love Story, the powerful solo performance The Bitter Game, and several family-friendly options including PigPen Theatre Company'sThe Old Man and The Old Moon,Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company's Shadow Play and the return of Story Pirates.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018
Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018.
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2018
The National Football League (NFL) premieres a new multi-platform ad campaign 'Get Ready to Celebrate' to kick off the new season on Sunday Night Football's heated matchup between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys on 9/16.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018
Full casting was announced today for City Lit's commissioned world premiere of THE SAFE HOUSE, by the Chicago-based playwright, director and actor Kristine Thatcher. In this play commissioned by City Lit, 32-year-old Bridget has come back home for a visit to Lansing, Michigan from New York City, where she has been getting by--but not better than that--as an actress.  She is staying with her widowed grandmother Hannah, whose forgetfulness and declining physical abilities have begun to concern Bridget's uncle Matt. But in her own way, Hannah may just be the strongest member of the family. Thatcher's play, set in 1982, is a study in the sometimes unexpected ways families can support each other as they adapt to life changes and make peace with the past. Terry McCabe is directing this world premiere opening November 11, 2018, following previews from November 2.
by Roger Catlin - Nov 28, 2018
Until director Stephen Daldry rediscovered J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls,' it had been relegated to dull British backwaters as ho-hum sub-Agatha Christie drawing room fare.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
ArtsEmerson, Boston's leading presenter of contemporary world theatre, is honored to welcome the first-ever U.S. tour of J.B. Priestley's classic theatrical event, An Inspector Calls. Returning to direct his National Theatre masterpiece revival is Stephen Daldry (Oscar-nominated director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot) who also brings the iconic grand-scale set from the West End to Boston. This production of An Inspector Calls is the longest running revival of a play in history, seen by over 4 million theatregoers worldwide and winning an unprecedented number of awards including three Olivier Awards, four Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards.
by BWW - Nov 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/20/2018 for Washington, DC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Producers VenuWorks Theatricals announced today that the premier recording for their new Holiday Musical "NOËL" from Eoin Colfer and Liam Bates is now on release. Available digitally on Thursday, Nov 15thhere https://tinyurl.com/y7gqmwqq, the CD will be available worldwide, the week of November 19th. Pre-orders are now available by clicking here https://tinyurl.com/ybyt5xmn
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2019
Join Lily Tomlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Ruth Buzzi, Billy Crystal and many more as Hollywood pays tribute to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Casting announced for Midsommer Flight's 2019 summer production of THE TEMPEST, July 6 - August 25.
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2019
Everything is bigger in Texas, including Sheriff J.B. Smith's personality. A veteran detective of Smith County, Texas, he knows what it's like to encounter larger-than-life crimes, and he knows he needs the best of the best at his side to solve them. Smith and his handpicked team of detectives, Pamela Dunklin and Joe Rasco, are here to show that when it comes to Smith County, Texas, if you're going to do the crime, you will do the time. Each member of this crime-fighting trio has skills designed to perfectly complement each other: Dunklin leads with her intuition and is not afraid to get down deep into the details; Rasco is the thinker and the feeler of the group, using his analytical mind and empathy to get the core of the crime; and, with Sheriff J.B. Smith as the fearless leader of the unit, Dunklin and Rasco are empowered to tap into the skillsets that put them on the force. In the all-new series LONE STAR JUSTICE, this group recounts their most memorable cases, proving once and for all that in the state of Texas, no one is above the law of the land. LONE STAR JUSTICE premieres on June 5th at 10/9ct, only on Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading destination for true-crime programming.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Music Theater Works presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 8 through June 16, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of June, highlighted by headliners WellRed Comedy, starring Trae Crowder, Corey Forrester and Drew Morgan, on June 1; Chris Redd, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, June 6 - 8; Tracy Morgan, from TBS' The Last O.G., Fathers Day Weekend, June 13 - 16; Felipe Esparza, from his HBO stand-up special 'Translate This,' June 20 - 23; and J.B. Smoove, from HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, June 27 - 30.
by Sarah Hookey - May 22, 2019
City Lit's 40th Season to explore key moments in American history through fact, fiction and fantasy. Productions will include the Chicago premiere of Peter Parnell's ROMANCE LANGUAGE, a revival of Kristine Thatcher's VOICE OF GOOD HOPE, and world premiere adaptations of Robert F. Kennedy's THIRTEEN DAYS and Owen Lister's THE VIRGINIAN
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
The Minty Organization, the non-profit company which oversees The Minty Awards, under the leadership of Michael Pinto, has announced nominations for the Ninth Annual Minty Awards, set for Sunday, June 2 at 7pm at the historic St. George Theatre (35 Hyatt Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
The International Contemporary Ensemble announces six composers chosen to be the first ICEcommons Artists-in-Residence: Helga Arias, Kate Gentile, Murat olak, Ylva Lund Bergner, Fernanda Navarro, and Bergr n Sn bj rnsd ttir. Represented by a diversity of backgrounds and musical styles, the cohort was selected by a panel of ICE musicians and outside experts who, over the course of six weeks, became familiar with more than 700 composers who submitted their creative work for consideration via a new call for scores on the ICEcommons web portal.
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
The stars align on March 8th, 2019 at Hollywood's Dolby theater for Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate, a 50th anniversary tribute to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.  The series, which spanned from 1968-1973, won two Emmy Awards at the helm of its legendary director/producer George Schlatter, who will also be attendance as his groundbreaking series is honored throughout the night.
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 17, 2019
The U.S. tour of the National Theatre's multiple award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller, AN INSPECTOR CALLS, presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, features masterful direction by Stephen Daldry (who also directed the 1992 West End revival), Ian MacNeil's grand-scale set, spectacular design elements (lighting, sound, and music), as well as a sterling cast of British actors in the principal roles, making you feel as if you have crossed the pond and are in attendance at the venerable National Theatre. Written in 1945 at the end of World War II, Priestley set the action in the fictional town of Brumley, England, in 1912, when the winds of the Great War were in the offing, and these bookends provide a sociopolitical arc to the plot. Pitting the attitudes of the wealthy proponents of industrial capitalism against the socialist view of the needs of the working class, the play strikingly resonates with the current climate of privilege, income inequality, and #MeToo.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Art is more than imitating life - as the expression goes - it facilities; it communicates, it combats it. Articulate Theatre Company explores the role of the artist's role in activism with the Art of Protest.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Author, Juanita Tischendorf announces the release of her new murder mystery, All The Missing Pieces (Secrets, Lies & Alibis). Released by J. Tischendorf Services May 6, 2019, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers.
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Third Man Records has revealed the details for the deluxe edition of the ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969, a 50th anniversary celebration collecting 24 previously unheard songs by blues legends out this Friday, August 2, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The Marcus King Band has just announced a fiery round of new performers for the third annual Family Reunion. Topping the bill for the expanded lineup are Colorado bluegrass pickers Yonder Mountain String Band, Charleston funk and dance players Doom Flamingo, multi-faceted performer Doyle Bramhall II, blues rockers Andy Frasco & The U.N., and more. The fresh artists will join previously confirmed performers Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Amanda Shires, Future Birds, Los Coast, and of course, festival namesake The Marcus King Band (2 sets) to round out the September 27+28, 2019 event. For a full list of performers, please see below or visit mkbfamilyreunion.com. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Third Man Records is excited to announce the release of ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969, a 50th anniversary celebration collecting 24 previously unheard songs by such blues legends as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, James Cotton, Son House, Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, Junior Wells, Big Mama Thornton, Clifton Chenier, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Pinetop Perkins, J. B. Hutto & His Hawks, Roosevelt Sykes, Luther Allison, Otis Rush, Big Joe Williams, Charlie Musselwhite and more. The first ever release of music recorded live at the landmark event, ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969 will be available on August 2, 2019 in two individual 2x LP volumes, exclusively on 180 gram vinyl housed in gatefold packaging featuring fan snapshots, and on CD.
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018. 
by Shari Barrett - Jan 31, 2019
AN INSPECTOR CALLS has been described in the Washington Post as, 'an episode of 'The Twilight Zone' wrapped in an Agatha Christie mystery,' and after seeing the show at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, I must say that about sums up the play for me. Running at almost two hours without an intermission, at first it seemed to be just a bunch of talking heads yelling loudly with strong British accents – that is until the end when a Rod Serling-like phone call delivers a twist that sets the whole thing into the realm of “what just really happened?”
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
The Presser Foundation is pleased to sponsor the February 17, 2019 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) Concert being held in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. Beginning at 3 p.m., the concert celebrates the legacy of Michael Stairs, the renowned organist who has performed worldwide and made such a major impact in the Philadelphia area. Michael Stairs offered his musical contributions to PYO and last performed the Strauss and Saint-Saens selections in 2014 at the PYO 75th Anniversary concert being repeated at this PYO concert.  The February 2019 concert features the extraordinary talent of two special guests - David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Peter Richard Conte, renowned organist. It will showcase the 130 members of the ensemble, between the ages of 14 to 21 who are conducted by the esteemed Maestro Louis Scaglione.
by Gil Kaan - Jan 15, 2019
Stephen Daldry's multi-award-winning revival of J.B. Priestley's AN INSPECTOR CALLS will land at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts January 22 through February 10, 2019 as part of its international tour. This production, the longest running revival of a play in history, has already been seen by over four million theatregoers worldwide. I had the most lovely opportunity to chat up Jeff Harmer (who limns the role of patriarch Arthur Birling) on his history and experiences with this and other INSPECTORs.
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019
On last night's episode of THE MASKED SINGER, the Raven was revealed to be Ricki Lake! Watch her unmasking below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Leonard Maltin, curator of the DVD release of the Silly Symphony series, said "Walt Disney was a visionary.  He used his Silly Symphonies to expand the medium of animation to the limits of his imagination.  They are among Walt's greatest achievements and deserve to be seen and enjoyed by a new generation."
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 22, 2019
AN INSPECTOR CALLS is a gripping theatrical experience from start-to-finish. Director Stephen Daldry's breathtaking revival of J.B. Priestley's 1946 thriller had its origins in 1992 and comes to Chicago Shakespeare Theater now as part of an international tour from the National Theatre of Great Britain. Though Daldry originally conceived of this staging decades ago and Priestly has set his play in 1912, this production possesses both a timeliness and a timelessness that make it deeply impactful now.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Season line-up, which continues the company's third decade producing nationally-recognized, professional theatre in the Fort Myers River District. Set to open Sept. 27, 2019 and run to May 10, 2020 in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre, the nine-show season includes a salute to a country music icon, one of Neil Simon's classic comedies, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, a classic thriller, 2014's Tony-winning BEST MUSICAL, and many more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Bill Kenwright presents the latest instalment in the hugely successful Classic Thriller Theatre Company. 'Master of Suspense' Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes will open at Theatre Royal Windsor on 9 January 2019 and will star husband and wife Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield.
by BWW - Dec 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/20/2018 for Washington, DC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Promethean's critically-acclaimed production of Moises Kaufman's historical drama GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, which enjoyed a two-week run in December 2016, will be remounted from February 15 through March 24, 2019 at Strawdog Theatre, 1809 W. Berenice. GROSS INDECENCY, which Promethean Artistic Director Brian Pastor will again direct, will be performed with cross-gender casting in some roles, as it was in the company's earlier production. Promethean Ensemble Member Jamie Bragg will reprise her leading role as Oscar Wilde.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Just in time for the holiday season, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is inviting guests to try something new this year with a holiday ticket package. For those looking to bond over a spine-tingling live theater performance, THE WOMAN IN BLACK will include a drink from the bar with the purchase of a ticket using the code HOLIDAY through January 6, 2019. An experience surely not to miss, the production has been called "Spectacular" by the Chicago Sun-Times, and "Brilliant" by Chicago Theater Review, receiving rave reviews from critics across the board. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
Stephen Daldry ('The Crown,' Billy Elliot, The Inheritance) directs his National Theatre of Great Britain's landmark production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls, hailed as the theatrical event of its generation and winner of an unprecedented number of awards, including three Olivier's, four Tony's and seven Drama Desk Awards, with an exclusive West Coast engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, February 10, 2019.
by Madelyn Geyer - Aug 5, 2019
Some of the most talented students in Austin tear up the stage in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, a Summer Stock Austin musical production you won't want to miss this August. They'll overwhelm you with talent, make you laugh until your sides hurt, and astonish you with show stopping musical numbers. This production not only boasts top-tier young talent but quality in all elements merging together to create the final product. Walking into the theater, you're immediately struck by the strength of the production value, most prominently featured by the impressive wrap around set that was sadly underutilized.
by Barry Lenny - Aug 17, 2019
This was Priestley's indictment of the British class system and it is still relevant.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Only three chances left to see Possum Point Players' production of the award-winning musical comedy, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." After an opening weekend of full houses and standing ovations, tickets are going fast for the last performances of this irreverent and tuneful satire on April 12, 13 and 14. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. First weekend audience members gave high praise to the show with some stating that they were going to try to get tickets for the coming weekend. Tickets are $25 for adults, $24 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at www.possumpointplayers.org or the ticketline, 302-856-4560. Possum Hall is located at 441 Old Laurel Rd, Georgetown.
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Seattle, WA and British Columbia-based musician Mike Edel is pleased to present the official music video for “Houdini,” the soaring single lifted from the seasoned songwriter's latest studio album, THRESHOLDS. Using the central theme from THRESHOLDS to produce a narrative about overcoming personal fear in the shadow of loss, the video for “Houdini” follows the newly transformed life of Bert (played by J.B. Abajian), a character that allows viewers to identify their own fears through him showing his own. “I experience fear more now than I ever thought I would have,” says Edel. “'Houdini' is about leaning on those around you and about finding courage in the face of every day's adversity.” 
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Netflix's Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate, a 50th anniversary tribute to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In will launch globally on the streaming service on Tuesday, May 14th.  
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
ABFF Ventures announced today their selection of finalists who will compete at the 7th annual ABFF Comedy Wings Competition, presented by HBO. Last night, nine comedians competed in the ABFF Comedy Wings Semifinals Showcase held at the HaHa Comedy Club in Los Angeles, hosted by Chris Spencer. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
According to Deadline, HBO has confirmed that WESTWORLD, INSECURE and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM are set to return for its third season in 2020. Read more about the news from Deadline here!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview has officially won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Today, April 15 (3pm EST), Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy will announce the winners of the the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including the finalists and winners for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This announcement marks the 103rd year of the Prizes. For more information on this year's and all past years' winners and finalists, please visit http://www.Pulitzer.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Reaching back to the past in order to move a musical artform forward, the BT ALC Big Band turns loose the might and muscle of a 13-piece horn section to huff and puff and blow down any previously held conceptions of what a big band could be. The mission of the 19-piece Boston big band's forthcoming album, “The Search For Peace,” is part passion, part music education and anything but peaceful. The bombardment of funk and jazz, written by trombonist Brian Thomas and trumpeter Alex Lee-Clark and produced by Alan Evans (Soulive), drops May 17 on Ropeadope.