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1681 Broadway

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Based on the play by Jean-Paul Sartre


Based on the play by Alexandre Dumas

Edmund Kean, the renowned 19th century Shakespearean actor, strives for recognition as a human being rather than as a famous actor.



Riverside Opera Company presents A WEDDING IN SONG AND DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Riverside Opera Company (ROC), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: A Wedding in Song and Dance a performance that includes tri-state area audition winners Soprano Sun Young Chang and Tenor Seunghwan Oh performing excerpts from La Boheme, performances by Dawn Daniels and Dancers performing traditional Irish Jigs and Reels; Lydias School of Dance performing ballets from Aida by Verdi accompanied by pianist Olga Gurevich. Youth performers include Brian Moses on piano, Isabel Bruschi on violin and Kristian Marino on trumpet performing a wide range of pieces including La boheme: Musetta's Waltz, 'Flight of the Bumblebee' and 'Danny boy. (more...)

NJ Theatre Alliance Moves to Morristown
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

New Jersey Theatre Alliance ("The Alliance"), the service organization for the state's professional theatres, has relocated from West Orange to 7 King Place in Morristown, the Mayo Performing Arts Center's ("MPAC") annex. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces 2017-18 Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Lantern Theater Company announces complete casting for its upcoming 2017/18 season, which begins this week with the Philadelphia premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend Red Velvet opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: GOTHAM Season 4 Promo Reveals First Look at 'Scarecrow'
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The origin story continues on Season Four of GOTHAM which premieres on a new day, Thursday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Below, check out a promo for the new season featuring a first look at 'The Scarecrow'! (more...)

Announcing the Cast and Production Team of Jackalope's 1980 (OR WHY I'M VOTING FOR JOHN ANDERSON)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

It's 1980 and an unknown congressman from Illinois, John Anderson, just might have a chance to be President of the United States. In the candidate's Boston campaign office, four idealistic young campaign workers struggle to spread the hope that their long-shot candidate might bring to the country and to their lives, while staving off that era's Unthinkable Presidency. 1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson) pits youthful optimism against the status quo, in a world premiere comedy about class, race, and the politics of change. (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University Seeks Submissions for 14th Annual Premiere Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, is now accepting submissions for the 14th annual Premiere Play Festival. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Thursday, September 21, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Nicole Buggé and LIBERTY HALL DANCE FESTIVAL on 9/16
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 13, 2017

The newly created Liberty Hall Dance Festival will be presented on Saturday, September 16th in Union, NJ. The festival was created by Nicole Bugg of Bugg Ballet in partnership with the Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company presents The New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody). (more...)

Tony Nominee Walter Willison Comes to the Metropolitan Room this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison celebrates his 50th year in show business with WALTER WILLISON: MUSIC IN MY HEART, his first solo cabaret appearance since 1978, at The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages is Charming and Enthralling
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 12, 2017

Foster Mom, an entertaining and significant new play is now being presented at Premiere Stages at Kean University through September 24. This charming theatrical piece is written Chris Cragin-Day, meticulously directed by Kel Haney, and features an excellent cast. It is a story that will touch the hearts and minds of all who see it. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, May 8, 2017
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LETTICE AND LOVAGE to Open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, "Lettice and Lovage," will open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of "Amadeus," and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  The play runs from May 30 through June 17.  (more...)

Cultural Accessibility Awards Announced 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On Thursday, June 22nd, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Cultural Access Network Project (CAN), a program of New Jersey Theatre Alliance and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, will host the ninth annual Excellence in Cultural Access Awards at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. Attended by leaders in the state's arts and cultural community, the event will feature a keynote address by Valerie Fletcher, executive director of the Institute of Human Centered Design, educational roundtables, pop-up galleries with artwork by artists with disabilities, entertainment by Premiere Stages of Kean University, and a reception. (more...)

North/South Chamber Orchestra to Perform Music from Four Latino Composers
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On Tuesday evening June 6, The North/South Chamber Orchestra will perform music by four composers hailing from Latin America who discovered their artistic voice while living in the US. (more...)

TWIN FLAME is An Authentic Story of Hope, Faith and Finding Eternal Love
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Finding true love is never easy. And for a man in his mid-60s, the quest can seem daunting. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, May 22, 2017
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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mr. Freeze & More Villains in Next Episode of GOTHAM
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2017

The next episode of GOTHAM titled“The Primal Riddle” features a host of villains including Mr. Freeze, Firefly,  The Penguin, and The Riddler. The episode airs Monday, May 8th on FOX. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for 'LOVE CURES' Benefit for Abused Children at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On Monday, June 26th, international recording artist/Broadway performer Julie Budd and renowned Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner Wayne Cilento, as well as a cast of Broadway performers and recording artists, including the Young People's Chorus of NYC, will join together for an evening of inspiration, illumination, healing and love, channeled through song, music and shared experiences to benefit the New York Center For Children for The Healing Of The Abused Child's Soul. (more...)

The Caribbean Nights Series Presents Prima Donna and the Irie Vybz Band
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Primadonna "THE LITTLE LADY WITH THE BIG VOICE" has been singing since the tender age of 13 when she was invited to sing in a concert by a former teacher/musician's band. She was voted as best female vocalist for three consecutive years at the Annual Music Awards in SVG. She is truly the "ORIGINAL FIRST LADY", being a very diverse and multitalented artist. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, May 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, May 15, 2017! (more...)

NJSO & PSEG Foundation to Bring Chamber Concerts to Elizabeth
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra chamber ensembles are giving performances throughout the City of Elizabeth in a community concert series sponsored by the PSEG Foundation. Public concerts include Peter and the Wolf at Community Access Unlimited on Thursday, May 11, and a "Hispanic Roots" concert as part of the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown's Cuban Voices event on Wednesday, June 7. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats about WOMAN OF THE YEAR and KEAN
by Behind the Curtain - May 10, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The schizophrenia of the 1970s, Mrs. Garrett slays Kander & Ebb, Bacall belts her face, why Lee Roy Reams is the best bartender, and Wright & Forrest start anew. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, May 1, 2017
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HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM - Season Finale on FOX - Monday, June 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 5, 2017

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM - Season Finale, airing on FOX on Monday, June 5, 2017! (more...)

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune to Join Forces on Tour in 'TWO FOR THE ROAD'; Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune have announced their Fall 2017 and early 2018 concert dates for CHITA & TUNE - Two For The Road.  (more...)

Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour to Stop at Kean's Liberty Hall for CelebrateHAMILTON 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University is once again part of the annual CelebrateHAMILTON program, organized by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society to celebrate the life and legacy of the Founding Father and first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Liberty Hall Museum will be part of the Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour on Thursday, July 6 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The tour explores historic sites associated with Hamilton's time in the Elizabethtown, New Jersey area as a young preparatory school student. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Premiere Stages will present the New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Obie Award-winning play Skeleton Crew at Kean University in Union July 13-30. In this compelling portrait of American workers struggling to hold on against the tide of technology, ambitions, secrets and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy an automotive plant's status as a sanctuary in a rough city. (more...)

Local NYC Children's Theater Camp Offers Unique, Fun, Interactive Activity for Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Looking for a fun and interactive experience for your child this summer? Why not check out THE CHILDREN'S ACTING ACADEMY and CAMP for 4-8 & 9-14 year olds. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi and Karen Akers to Star in WE'LL TAKE A GLASS TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi headlines an all-star cast in in The Ziegfeld Society's We'll Take a Glass Together: The Songs of Wright & Forrest from MGM to Grand Hotel, the final event of The Ziegfeld Society's 2016-2017 season. The musical revue will be presented for one performance only, on Saturday, June 24th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

Premiere Stages to Launch 13th Season with 1980 (OR WHY I'M VOTING FOR JOHN ANDERSON)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Premiere Stages will kick off its 13th season in residence at Kean University with a free staged reading of 1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson), Patricia Cotter's entertaining portrait of a beleaguered campaign office, June 16-18 in Kean's Murphy Dunn Theatre. (more...)

'CHITA & TUNE' to Launch Kean Stage's 2017-18 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Kean Stage, a presenter of world-class performances, continues to bring an impressive line-up of award-winning artists, engaging family events, dynamic dance companies and multicultural music and shows to Kean University as part of its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SKELETON CREW Presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University is an Insightful Must-See Play
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 19, 2017

The New Jersey Premiere of Playwright Dominique Morisseau's Obie Award winning play, 'Skeleton Crew' is now being presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University through Sunday, July 30th. Directed by the theater's Producing Artistic Director, John J. Wooten, this insightful show is a must-see production for metro area audiences. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company presents Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon as Ira Aldridge, with David Bardeen, Damon Bonetti, Liz Filios, Adam Hammet, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, and Lauren Sowa. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. (more...)

Explore History Through Dance at Liberty Hall Museum this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University has joined forces with Buggé Ballet for a one-of-a-kind event – the Liberty Hall Dance Festival. For the first time ever, guests will spend an afternoon walking through the scenic museum grounds, enjoying site-specific professional dance performances inspired by moments in history. Liberty Hall Dance Festival will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 1 – 4 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Chris Cragin-Day and FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 16, 2017

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Foster Mom by Chris Cragin-Day, the winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival from September 7-24 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chris about her career and the upcoming show. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present 2017 Play Festival Winner FOSTER MOM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Foster Mom by Chris Cragin-Day, the winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival, September 7-24 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). (more...)

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to Sing Tunes from PLAYS WITH MUSIC Album and More at Kean Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Kean Stage proclaims an evening of glorious song with the addition of two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to the 2017-2018 Season roster of world-class performances. (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

For the first time in its 13-year history, Premiere Stages will provide expanded development to five new works in one season, including the New Jersey Premiere of Skeleton Crew, the third play in Dominique Morisseau's critically acclaimed Detroit cycle, and the first professional production of Chris Cragin-Day's heartwarming play, Foster Mom, winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival. This season will also feature free developmental workshops of Patricia Cotter's 1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson), runner-up for the 2017 Play Festival, and two exciting new play commissions, Nicole Pandolfo's Brick City, developed in cooperation with NJPAC and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and Martin Casella's Black Tom Island, recipient of the 2017/2018 Liberty Live Commission in partnership with Liberty Hall Museum. Tickets go on sale May 22. (more...)

Kean University to Host 'Internet of Things' Panel on Disaster Mitigation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Kean University will host a panel on June 8, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the STEM Building, Liberty Hall Center, 1075 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, April 24, 2017
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Billy Porter to Bring BROADWAY AND SOUL, Lead Master Class at Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter will be teaching a master class to students from Kean University's Theatre Conservatory on Thursday, April 27. It is his way of paying it forward to the next generation of stage performers. (more...)

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University to Host New Jersey Governors' Ball 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Come celebrate New Jersey history as Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University hosts its second Governors' Ball on Wednesday, May 3, to benefit educational and other programming at the museum. This year's theme is Alexander Hamilton. Liberty Hall, home of the first elected Governor of New Jersey and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston, was also Hamilton's home while he attended school in New Jersey.   (more...)

Lauren Sodono To Play Belle In Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Colonia resident Lauren Sodono will be playing the title role in Phoenix Productions' upcoming April revival of Beauty and the Beast. This show will take place at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for a two-weekend run beginning April 29th. (more...)

Paper Mill Will Honor Chita Rivera at 2017 Gala; THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 12, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band. (more...)

Ulmart to Explore Blockchain Technology to Help Fight Counterfeiting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

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Reps from Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, NY Deaf Theatre and More Slated for TDF's Accessibility Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will host an accessibility symposium, "TDF Access for NYC Theatre" on Monday, April 24 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Liberty Hall Exhibit Brothers in Arms Commemorates WWI 100th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

A treasure trove of never before seen World War I letters are now on exhibit at Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University to mark the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the First World War.  Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War tells the story of the service of Captain John Kean, his brother, Congressman Robert W. Kean, as well as their three Roosevelt cousins, George, John and Philip. For the first time ever, their personal letters written during the war will be on display as well as their uniforms, military handbooks, maps, pictures, and commemorative pins. (more...)

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