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THE PROM Begins Performances at the Cort Theatre October 21, With an Official Opening Set for November 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Producers and Presidents of the Prom Committee Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke, Jack Lane and Timothy Laczynski announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will begin performances on Sunday, October 21, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

Casting Announced For Orpheum And Hattiloo Presentation Of Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

A limited engagement of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop will play the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum March 28 through April 1 (5 Performances). Tickets are on sale now for this special MLK50 event. (more...)

CPS Students Nia Safro And Chisom Chima To Represent Chicago At The National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The League of Chicago Theatres, Goodman Theatre, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Broadway In Chicago and competition organizer Derrick Sanders announce the three Chicago finalists for the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition: Nia Safro from Chicago High School for the Performing Arts (first place, performed Molly, Joe Turner's Come and Gone); Chisom Chima from Nicholas Senn High School (second place; performed King, King Hedley II); and Evan Simpson from Chicago High School for the Performing Arts (third place, performed Youngblood, Jitney). The top three Chicago finalists were awarded scholarships in the amount of $500, $250 and $100, respectively. The top two winning students will receive expenses paid to travel to New York City for the National Finals, where they will compete on May 7, 2018. (more...)

NBC to Air 'Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute To A Superstar'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

In a festive 70th birthday celebration honoring one of theatre's most celebrated composers, NBC is set to air 'Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar' on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Theatre Forward Honors The Works Of August Wilson, David Yazbek & Citi At Chairman's Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman JOHN THOMOPOULOUS will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 9th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the work of Theatre Forward, currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, which is dedicated to advancing American theatres and its communities through its Educating Through Theatre and Advancing Strong Theatre initiatives. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 23, 2018

The Iceman Cometh begins previews tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announces World Premiere Of THE WANDERERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Esther and Schmuli are shy young Orthodox Jews embarking on an arranged marriage, despite barely knowing each other. Abe and Julia are high-profile celebrities embarking on a dangerously flirtatious correspondence, despite being married to other people. On the surface, the lives of these two couples couldn't be more different. But Anna Ziegler's funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama explores the hidden connections between seemingly disparate people, drawing audiences into an intriguing puzzle and a deeply sympathetic look at modern love. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Casting for PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

???????Tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; James Houghton, Founder) New York City premiere production of Paradise Blue, by Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau (Skeleton Crew, Pipeline) and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney). Paradise Blue is the first play of Morisseau's Signature Residency, which will include three productions over the course of five years. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Glenn Close, John Legend and More Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber in TRIBUTE TO A SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

In a festive 70th birthday celebration honoring one of theatre's most celebrated composers, NBC is set to air “Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar” on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Check out brand-new skills from the show, including Webber's pals Lin-Manuel Miranda, Glenn Close, and John Legend! (more...)

Alexandra Silber to Lead CAMELOT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company today announces the cast of Lerner and Loewe's multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from May 22 through July 1, concluding STC's 2017-2018 mainstage season. (more...)

2018 Annual Garden State Film Festival To Launch With Screening of THE WANDERERS: QUEST OF THE DEMON HUNTER
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Asbury Park, New Jersey, February 28, 2018 - The 16th Annual Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) will kick off this year's screenings of over 245 fabulous films from 22 countries with the feature 'The Wanderers: Quest of the Demon Hunter' on Friday evening, March 23rd at 8:30 p.m. at the iconic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park. Directed by Dragos Buliga, the film stars esteemed actor Armand Assante who will be in attendance, along with fan favorite, New Jersey's Xander Berkeley of 'The Walking Dead.' The Festival promises an incredible evening filled with fun, frolic and fantasy. Both Assante and Berkeley are 2018 GSFF Honorees and will be on hand for the Festival's spectacular four-day 16th Anniversary Celebration, which runs from March 22nd to March 25th.  (more...)

Rachel Chavkin to Direct MTC's World Premiere of CONTINUITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce the world premiere of Continuity, the new play by Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominee Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds, American Hero) and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Tony-Winning Cincinnati Playhouse Announces New Season, Including IN THE HEIGHTS and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2018-2019 season today, which features blockbuster musicals, contemporary comedies, world premieres and some of theatre's leading playwrights and directors. (more...)

Blair Brown Joins the Cast of MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Second Stage Theater has announced that Tony Award winner BLAIR BROWN will join the previously announced EMMA GEER, TATIANA MASLANY and SUSAN POURFAR in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

Emma Geer Joins the Cast of MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that EMMA GEER will join the previously announced TATIANA MASLANY and SUSAN POURFAR in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

Never Walk Alone: Meet the Cast of CAROUSEL- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 28, 2018

Carousel is headed back to Broadway and its cast leaves nothing to be desired; get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Susan Pourfar to Join Tatiana Maslany in MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that SUSAN POURFAR will join the previously announced TATIANA MASLANY in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

ORPHAN BLACK'S Tatiana Maslany to Star in MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy Award Winner TATIANA MASLANY, star of the hit BBC America series, "Orphan Black," will appear in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Reading Of Award-Winning Drama THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

???????Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the award-winning drama, "The Whipping Man" by Matthew Lopez, a tale of loyalty, deceit, and deliverance, on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out All New Photos of John Legend as Jesus in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

All new photos have been released of John Legend as Jesus in NBC's upcoming staged 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.' Check out the photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: John Legend Hits All the High Notes in New Rehearsal Video for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2018

Jesus is in good hands! John Legend will be playing Jesus in the upcoming staged Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC. Watch the all new video of him in rehearsal, including a clip of him singing from the show, below! (more...)

MOONLIGHT Star Andre Holland Makes Directing Debut With DUTCH MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Partial Comfort Productions (Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise, Robert O'Hara's Booty Candy, Thomas Bradshaw's The Bereaved) will present the New York Premiere of DUTCH MASTERS by Greg Keller (Wit with Cynthia Nixon, Michael Mayer's Uncle Vanya on Broadway). Directed by Andre Holland (Academy Award-winner Moonlight, Jitney on Broadway), previews begin April 4 at The Wild Project with opening night slated for Thursday, April 12. (more...)

Chicago High School Students to Compete in August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Twenty-one Chicago high school students will once again compete in the finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E Chestnut on February 26, 2018 at 6:00pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public. The top two winners of the Chicago finals will compete in the National Finals at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre in New York on May 7, 2018. (more...)

Soho Rep Adds Second Extension For IS GOD IS, Now Through 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director), has extended the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar, a second time, through March 31. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Full Cast for TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's quintessential epic drama Two Trains Running. Confronted with a rapidly changing world in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the looming demolition of Memphis Lee's diner, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. (more...)

Breaking: Adam Chanler-Berat, Jack Davenport, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Page & More Join Condola Rashad in SAINT JOAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) in association with Eddie Marks/Ostar have just announced the principal cast for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Saint Joan written by Nobel Prize in Literature and Academy Award winnerBernard Shaw and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, Proof), starring three-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House, Part 2; 'Billions'). (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Kristine Neilson, and More Lead Reading of THE TRIAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Casting has been announced for The Trial, the next play in the Politics of the Absurd reading series presented by Christopher Maring/ CM Stage Productions. Joining the reading will be Krysta Rodriguez (What We're Up Against, "Trial & Error", Spring Awakening), Mamoudou Athie ("The Get Down", Patti Cake$,), Brian Wiles ("Public Morals", "Turn"), Brian D. Coats (Jitney, "Boardwalk Empire"), John Rothman (Ghostbusters, "One Mississippi") Sam Breslin Wright ("Madame Secretary", The Beaver), and Tony nominee Kristine Neilson (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, You Can't Take it With You). The Trial, adapted by Steven Berkoff from the novel by Franz Kafka, and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against, Dry Land), will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on March 5, 6, and 7. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Announces Regional Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Take a journey to historical London with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's regional premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In this endlessly captivating story, drama arises beyond the stage when a famous actor's talents are masked by the color of his skin. Based on the true story of Ira Aldridge, Red Velvet showcases the enduring power of the arts to push boundaries. Playing March 6 - March 31, 2018. Directed by Brian Isaac Phillips. Production Sponsor is The Schueler Group. (more...)

Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater presents BREACH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 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: DUTCH MASTERS Opens at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Partial Comfort Productions (Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise, Robert O'Hara's Booty Candy, Thomas Bradshaw's The Bereaved) presents the New York Premiere of DUTCH MASTERS by Greg Keller (Wit with Cynthia Nixon, Michael Mayer's Uncle Vanya on Broadway). The production marks the directorial debut of Andre Holland (Academy Award-winner Moonlight, Jitney on Broadway). This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through April 21 at The Wild Project. (more...)

THE QUAD, Starring Tony Winners Anika Noni Rose and Ruben Santiago-Hudson Cancelled By BET After Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

According to Variety, BET has cancelled the original series THE QUAD. The second season finale just aired about a week ago. Read more about the news from Variety here. (more...)

The Acting Company Presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare's enchanting play transports audiences to a world of comedic mayhem, mistaken identity and unrequited passion. This co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players comes to Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn), May 10-27. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available for digital pre-order. The album will be available in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of PARADISE BLUE Featuring Kristolyn Lloyd and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Paradise Blue runs April 24 - June 3, 2018 with a Monday, May 14 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Go inside the rehearsal process with the new photos below! (more...)

Historical Heroine Heads to the Stage: Meet the Cast SAINT JOAN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2018

Previews begin tonight for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Saint Joan! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

MTC Announces New York Premiere of THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce the New York premiere of The Cake, written by Bekah Brunstetter ("This Is Us," "American Gods," The Oregon Trail) and directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Commons of Pensacola). (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle Will Announce 2018 Awards Winners on May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The winners of the 2018 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Thursday, May 3, 2018 at approximately 5:30pm. The selections will be made at the organization's 83rd annual voting meeting. (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji Stars as OTHELLO at Shakespeare in the Park, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of OTHELLO beginning Tuesday, May 29 at the Delacorte Theater, continuing a 56-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, OTHELLO will officially open on Monday, June 18 and will run through Sunday, June 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: Condola Rashad Stars as the Unstoppable SAINT JOAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld is bringing you a first look at MTC's powerful new production of Saint Joan. View the photos below! (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording is available in physical, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, April 20. The 16-page CD booklet includes color production photography and liner notes by Hal Prince and David Thompson. (more...)

Seattle Rep Announces Casting For FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for its production of Familiar by playwright and actor Danai Gurira, directed by Taibi Magar. A co-production with the Guthrie Theater, Familiar is set in the suburbs of Minneapolis and takes a fresh look at tradition, immigration, and assimilation as a Zimbabwean American family gathers together at their home before the rehearsal dinner for their elder daughter's wedding. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Katrina Lenk, Ethan Slater, and More to Honor August Wilson and David Yazbek at Theatre Forward Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Theatre Forward and Chairman John Thomopoulous will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 9th at The Pierre New York. The works of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner AUGUST WILSON (Fences, The Piano Lesson, Jitney) will be honored this spring with the Legacy Award, Tony Award® nomineeDAVID YAZBEK (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty) will be honored with the Creative Achievement Award. (more...)

THE PENIS MONOLOGUES Return
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

The Penis Monologues 'The Long Hard Truth'- After rave reviews and six sold out shows; by popular demand, The Penis Monologues 'The Long Hard Truth' written and directed by Karen Roberson, is back for two encore performance May 19th and 20th, 2018. (more...)

The Goodman to Examine the Ferguson Unrest and Aftermath in Two Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

A collective of perspectives. A public outcry. The establishment of a movement. This month, two new plays- Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Neel Keller and florissant & canfield by Kristiana Rae Colon, directed by Derrick Sanders-bring a national dialogue to the stage. (more...)

Jeremy Pope, Chuck Cooper, Austin Pendleton to Lead MTC's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Initial casting has just been announced for the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero, Significant Other, Murder Ballad). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MTC's World Premiere of DAN CODY'S YACHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. Rehearsals for the production begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17. (more...)

Signature Extends Dominique Morisseau's PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

The Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Paradise Blue by Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson has been extended one week, the company announced today. The production, which opens on May 14, will now run through June 10, 2018. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for MARY PAGE MARLOWE Starring Tatiana Maslany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced additional casting for the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE. (more...)

25th Annual Michael Merritt Awards to Take Place Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

The 25th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 14th, 2017 at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. 5:00pm-10:00pm Broadway, film, television and regional theatre Costume Designer Toni-Leslie James(Come From Away, August Wilson's Jitney) will receive the 2018 Merritt Award. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theatre Forward Honors August Wilson, David Yazbek at Chairman's Awards Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 10, 2018

Theatre Forward and Chairman John Thomopoulous just led a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala last night, April 9th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the work of Theatre Forward, currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, which is dedicated to advancing American theatres and its communities through its Educating Through Theatre and Advancing Strong Theatre initiatives. (more...)

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