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ACTUALLY Begins Performances Tomorrow At Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Actually, the new play by Anna Ziegler (The Last Match, Photograph 51), directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (Pipeline) and presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director, begins performances tomorrow. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents THE DANCING PRINCESSES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The tango, the cha cha, and the waltz, oh my! It's time to break out those dancing shoes for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical The Dancing Princesses, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor. This whimsical production brings to life a royal mystery as five diverse sisters dance their way through the new incarnation of the classic, enchanting story. With hot chocolate, dance numbers, and shenanigans aplenty, The Dancing Princesses is holiday fun for the entire family! Playing November 29-December 30, 2017. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is Macy's. (more...)

THE PORTUGUESE KID, Starring Jason Alexander, Extends Again Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a second extension week for its world premiere production of The Portuguese Kid, the new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The production will now play through Sunday, December 10. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5
by Audition Roundup - Nov 5, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 5, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Segun Akande & More will Star in HOMECOMING QUEEN at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has just announced casting for the world premiere production of The Homecoming Queen, written by Ngozi Anyanwu and directed by Awoye Timpo. (more...)

August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Returns to JPAC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation, Andrea J. Fulton, Founder & Producer, in association with the Jamaica Performing Arts Center/JPAC, proudly presents the return of August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING. (more...)

August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Returns to JPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation, Andrea J. Fulton, Founder & Producer, in association with the Jamaica Performing Arts Center/JPAC, presents the return of August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING. Ms. Fulton first presented TWO TRAINS RUNNING in the summer of 2016 as a free community offering to 40-seat audiences in Bed-Stuy's Fulton and Von King Parks as part of 'August in August,' an arts initiative created by the Fulton Foundation in partnership with Joseph Grant, Jr., the Arts and Cultural Ambassador of Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.'s Office in the 36th District in Brooklyn. Scroll down for a look at that production! (more...)

Anika Noni Rose, Ruben Santiago-Hudson Return for Season Two of Hit BET Series THE QUAD, 1/23
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

BET Networks announces Season 2 of hit series THE QUAD, starring Tony Award winners Anika Noni Rose and Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Premiering Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on BET, the new season also sees the return of stars Peyton Alex Smith, Jazz Raycole, Zoe Renee, Jake Allyn, Michelle DeFraites and Sean Blakemore. (more...)

MTC's THE PORTUGUESE KID and ACTUALLY Enter Final Fortnight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Two weeks remain to catch Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed fall off-Broadway offerings at New York City Center - the world premiere production of The Portuguese Kid, the new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley and starring Jason Alexander, Pico Alexander, Aimee Carrero, Sherie Rene Scott, and Mary Testa; and the New York premiere of Actually, the new play by Anna Ziegler, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, and starring Joshua Boone and Alexandra Socha. (more...)

Royal Court's THE CHILDREN Begins Tomorrow at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow Tuesday, November 28 for the Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James Macdonald (Top Girls at MTC) starring acclaimed London cast members BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC's Cranford ), Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock at The Donmar), and Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay (The National Theatre's Stanley). (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards; BE A LION Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards; BE A LION at BNS Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY Extends at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Actually, the new play by Anna Ziegler (The Last Match, Photograph 51), directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (Pipeline), announces a one week extension at The Studio at Stage II The Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series, now through December 10th. (more...)

Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

A friendly reminder that Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Actually, the new play by Anna Ziegler (The Last Match, Photograph 51), directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (Pipeline) and presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director, opens tomorrow night - Tuesday, November 14 - at The Studio at Stage II - The Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series. (more...)

Miami New Drama's OUR TOWN Enters Final Week of Performances at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Miami New Drama (MiND) at Colony Theatre begins the final week of the critically acclaimed production of the classic drama Our Town. (more...)

Bel Powley Rounds Out Cast of Second Stage's LOBBY HERO on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Bel Powley will join the previously announced Michael Cera, Chris Evans, and Brian Tyree Henry, to complete the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Takes the Stage at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre kicks off 2018 with its production of August Wilson's poetic masterpiece, Two Trains Running. A cast of seven-Eugene Lee (Memphis Lee), Nicole Lewis (Risa), William Hall Jr. (West), Carlton Byrd (Sterling),Reginald Andre Jackson (Wolf), David Emerson Toney (Holloway), and Frank Riley III(Hambone)-portray the denizens of a Pittsburgh diner who are all reckoning with a revolutionary time in history - the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards; BE A LION Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

Andre Holland, Mark Rylance & More Join New Season at Shakespeare's Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce Michelle Terry's first season as Artistic Director. 2018's Shakespeare productions include Hamlet, As You Like It, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter's Tale, Othello and Love's Labour's Lost. A premiere of three new plays, a national and international tour of Shakespeare and other performances on and off site are announced together with a year-long programme of events exploring the history and future of theatre censorship, as well as a series of events looking at race, refuge and refugees in relation to Shakespeare. (more...)

GREATEST SHOWMAN, LADY BIRD Among ARTIOS AWARD Winners; Full List
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

The Artios is awarded to those CSA members who receive primary screen (or program) credit for casting on the winning project. Location Casting Directors, Casting Executives and Department Heads who are CSA members and who receive credit on winning projects also receive an Artios Award. CSA Associates on those projects are recognized in the press and with a certificate. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, HELLO, DOLLY! Among Winners of 33rd Annual ARTIOS AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

The 33rd Annual Artios Awards for Television, Theatre, Short Films and Short Form Series were held in Los Angeles and New York on January 18, 2018. Click here for a full list of winners and check out the theater-related winners below (more...)

Soho Rep. Announces Complete Casting And Creative Team For Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar (Ars Nova's Underground Railroad Game), February 6 - March 11, 2018. The play, with which Soho Rep. reopens its longtime Tribeca theater, dauntlessly cracks jokes as it eviscerates. Alfie Fuller and Dame-Jasmine Hughes play Anaia and Racine, twin sisters who undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act. Is God Is treats both morality and genre as notions to be exploded, drawing on the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk in its subversion of theatrical constructs. (more...)

Garden State Film Festival To Welcome Celebrities, Filmmakers and Fans To Asbury Park
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) will welcome celebrities, filmmakers and fans back to its original home in Asbury Park, from Thursday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 25th at many local venues for the Festival's spectacular 16th Anniversary Celebration. The dazzling four-day weekend event celebrates the best in international and local cinema and will feature exciting networking opportunities, instructive hands-on workshops, an open talent casting call, screenplay competition winner reading, intriguing and informative panel discussions, and entertaining and fun parties - all in addition to the over 220 fabulous film screenings scheduled throughout the Festival. GSFF is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival and was named winner of the 2017 Global Excellence Awards 'Best Independent Film Festival - East Coast' by TMT News. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Presents BREACH By Antoinette Nwandu
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with BREACH: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate, written by Antoinette Nwandu and directed by Lisa Portes. BREACH runs February 9 March 11, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Seattle Rep Stages TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre kicks off 2018 with its production of August Wilson's poetic masterpiece, Two Trains Running. A cast of seven-Eugene Lee (Memphis Lee), Nicole Lewis (Risa), William Hall Jr. (West), Carlton Byrd (Sterling), Reginald Andre Jackson (Wolf), David Emerson Toney (Holloway), and Frank Riley III (Hambone)-portray the denizens of a Pittsburgh diner who are all reckoning with a revolutionary time in history - the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. (more...)

Performances of IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Begin Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Performances begin tomorrow Tuesday, January 16 for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of the American Repertory Theater production of In The Body of The World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Opening night is set for Tuesday, February 6 at MTC at New York City Center Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

The League of Chicago Theatres to Sponsor the August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Nine hundred high school students are expected to participate in the 2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition in Chicago, which includes in-school workshops and two rounds of competition (preliminaries and semi-finals), culminating locally in the Chicago finals at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E Chestnut on February 26, 2018. The top two winners of the Chicago finals will compete in the National Finals at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway on May 7, 2018. (more...)

LOVE To Open As Part Of New York Theatre Festival- Winterfest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

'Love' tells the on-again off-again love story of Scott (Patrick Cannon) and Claire (Ashley Kate Adams). 45 minutes before Claire leaves for the church on her wedding day, Scott arrives to try and convince her that they really are meant to be. A story of lost love, or is it love that never should have been? The story puts the focus on character and performance, and the road to performance strives to do exactly that. (more...)

Best of the Best: The Theatre that Ruled 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2018

As we count down the last days of 2017, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. With so many stellar plays, musicals, revivals and new works, both on Broadway and off, a slew of shows have gained recognition from the critics this year. (more...)

Cast Complete for August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of Two Trains Running, August Wilson's slice-of-life portrait of a defining moment in American history. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards; JITNEY Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; HEATHERS Leads Best Local Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks' KEVIN!!!!! Returns to The PIT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater has announced the return of KEVIN!!!!!, the New York Innovative Theatre Award-nominated show from Recent Cutbacks (Hold On To Your Butts and Fly, You Fools!), tonight, December 8, through December 30, 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage Theater's CARDINAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Thursday, December 7, for the world premiere production of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

BWW TV: The Year that Was- Relive the Plays of 2017!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 31, 2017

It has been an epic year for Broadway, with a whopping 24 plays having opened in 2017. Before we get wrapped up in the theatre season ahead, BroadwayWorld wants to stop and salute the shows that made this year great. Check out our 2017 wrap up below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Take a Look Back on 2017's Top Curtain Call Moments!
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes you back through this year's top curtain call moments. From the opening nights of every new show this year, to the anniversary performance of The Lion King which featured a performance by Elton John, check out photos of these curtain call moments to remember! (more...)


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American Stage Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking family drama is the first play in our American Legacy series. Dedicated to modern classics that lend perspective to stories from our past, this series seeks to draw a connection between our culture's history and the events of today. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Pascale Armand, Molly Camp and More Announced for MCC's RELEVANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced the complete cast for the third show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of Relevance, written by JC Lee ( How to Get Away With Murder, Looking ) with direction by Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed). (more...)

John Legend to Star in Title Role of NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy Award winner John Legend has been cast as Jesus Christ in NBC's special event JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1. (more...)

The Best of the Best: Theatre that Ruled 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

As we count down the last days of 2017, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. With so many stellar plays, musicals, revivals and new works, both on Broadway and off, a slew of shows have gained recognition from the critics this year. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, THE BAND'S VISIT, and More Among American Theatre Wing's Henry Hewes Design Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) is pleased to announce that five theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2017 Awards in a luncheon ceremony on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Eve Ensler, Diane Paulus and More Set for IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Talkbacks at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a post-performance Beyond the Stage talkback series for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and More, on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Wednesday, December 13 at 1 PM ET for Second Stage Theater's Broadway premiere of KENNETH LONERGAN's LOBBY HERO, directed by TRIP CULLMAN and starring MICHAEL CERA, CHRIS EVANS, BRIAN TYREE HENRY, and BEL POWLEY. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards; BE A LION Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

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