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Richard Rodgers Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
226 W. 46th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Kids of all ages can explore the underwater kingdom of Atlantis during the WST for Kids' production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR. Based on and adapted from the Academy Award-winning 1989 Disney movie and Broadway production, this hour-long musical will appear on the Walnut Mainstage beginning September 21 and now extended through October 6, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Dumb... dumber... dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Angry Brigade was a small cell of left-wing, anti-elitist urban guerillas in 1970s Britain. They emerged in a society blighted by government cuts, high unemployment, austerity measures and deregulation, at a time of global political and cultural upheaval: riots and revolutions, the black-power and women's lib movements, protests against the war in Vietnam.
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Leonard Soloway's Broadway, a new documentary produced and directed by Jeff Wolk (After Louie; Last Glimmer of Day) will premiere at The Landmark at 57th Street (657 W. 57th Street) in New York City from November 4-7 and will be distributed digitally by 1091 to various platforms beginning on November 12. The film will also screen at several film festivals around the country prior to its digital distribution. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre announces that Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson and Artistic Director Keith Baker will be stepping down from their day-to-day roles at the end of the 2019-2020 season. Atkinson is credited with helping to rejuvenate Bristol Borough during her 33 years of service. She led the way in turning an old adult movie theatre into a professional theatre company that has produced five world class productions a year for the past 33 years. Baker steps down after 28 years of service to the theatre. He wore many different hats at BRT, directing, singing and acting in over 120 plays and musicals, and steering its artistic vision. The duo will step down from their roles at the conclusion of the current season. The BRT Board of Directors has launched an extensive search for a new artistic director. Later in the season, look for news of a special event that will honor Atkinson and Baker's service to the organization and the community. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Elizabeth is convinced her husband Robert is at death's door, and she's determined to get the whole brood together for a final family holiday, quickly, before his bird has flown. Of course, all three kids and their spouses have their own lives, agendas and emergencies, but a few obstacles won't stop Elizabeth. Some people will do anything to defend their nest in the world premiere of Last Swallows, a modern family dramatic comedy by Cailin Harrison. Kiff Scholl directs Pandelia's Canary Yellow Company's production, opening on September 21 with a run through October 20 at the The Other Space @The Actors Company in West Hollywood. One lower-priced preview takes place on September 20.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
BIRD AT THE WINDOW, a new play by Barbara Kelly (ENTANGLEMENT in last year's Broadway Bound Theatre Festival), explores grief and loss, and the devastating isolation it leaves in its aftermath.
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 - Oct 7, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre follows up its season opener, An Act of God, with Kim Wayans and continues its 33rd Season with Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Broadway hit, Next To Normal. This Tony and Pulitzer winning musical drama about a family coming apart at its center runs October 29 to November 24, 2019. Opening Night is Thursday, October 31 at 7:30pm. BRT's Artistic Director Keith Baker directs this rock musical that features NYC-based actress Donna Vivino in the role of Diana.. All performances are at Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bucks County, located at 120 Radcliffe Street. Tickets are $15-$55 and are available online at brtstage.org, at the theatre's box office, or over the phone at 215-785-0100. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
Dumba?? dumbera?? dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, celebrates the holiday season with the high-energy, singing and dancing Disney Classic Newsies. The Tony award-winning musical will perform at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City) December 5 - December 22, 2019. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursdaysa?"Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Press night for Newsies will be on Friday, December 6, 2019. Single tickets range in price from $32a?"$60 and are available now by calling 650-349-6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
The team at Mad Cow Theatre will present 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, as part of Cow-O-Ween, a virtual Halloween party performance to celebrate the spooky season! 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Kentwood Players celebrates the launch of its 70th Anniversary year by presenting LITTLE WOMEN, The Broadway Musical by Jason Howland, Mindi Dickstein and Allan Knee based upon Louisa May Alcott's classic story, opening November 15 through December 21, 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with O. Henry's classic tale, THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins previews on November 12, opens November 21, and continues through December 22.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with O. Henry's classic tale, THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins previews on November 12, opens November 21, and continues through December 22.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals Company, announced today that Neil Simon (posthumously), TDF Accessibility Program, and Aleshea Harris are the 2019 recipients of the 4th Annual Samuel French Awards. The Awards, which are accompanied by a donation from Concord Theatricals of $15,000, were created by Samuel French to acknowledge the great work and unparalleled passion of theatre artists, as well as applaud significant contributions to the industry.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 13, 2019
With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the most prestigious theatre programs from all across the United States to give you insight into what to expect from their programs, from audition advice to real world experience and more. Today we're chatting with faculty from Rider University's Theatre Department about its regional and summer stock theaters opportunities and its 'Business of the Business' Labs.
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Leonard Soloway's Broadway, a new documentary produced and directed by Jeff Wolk (After Louie; Last Glimmer of Day) will be available for purchase on Amazon as well as on demand and digitally beginning tomorrow, November 12. The film premiered on November 4th at The Landmark on 57th Street.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Beginning this Monday, November 4th at The Landmark at 57th Street (657 W. 57th Street), Leonard Soloway's Broadway, (www.LeonardSolowaysBroadway.com) a new documentary produced and directed by Jeff Wolk (After Louie; Last Glimmer of Day) will premiere from November 4-7. It will then be distributed digitally by 1091 to digital platforms including iTunes, On Demand, and DVDs will be available on Amazon  beginning on November 12. The film will also screen at several film festivals around the country prior to its digital distribution. Tickets for the New York premiere can be purchased here: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/new-york-city/the-landmark-at-57-west/film-info/leonard-soloways-broadway?attributes=983
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with Gore Vidal's thrilling political drama, THE BEST MAN. Directed by Broadway veteran Michael Wilson, the production begins previews on March 10, opens March 18, and continues through April 26 on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
The next North Coast Rep conversation is with actor, writer and producer Phil Johnson. Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and Putnam County Spelling Bee are among the many shows at North Coast Rep that Phill has been a part of.
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2020
Nathan Lane recently sat down with Collider to discuss his new series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
STAGE DOOR PLAYERS rounds out their Sapphire Season of Celebration with Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Inspired by the playwright's experience as a young staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, LAUGHTER is highly considered the funniest of Simon's biography plays, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman 'Max Prince'. Max, meanwhile, is in the middle of his own battle with NBC executives over what sort of humor 'Middle America' is hungry for. Beyond the slapstick humor, the play itself notable not only for its insider's look into the world of television comedy writing, but also for its reflection of the political and social ecosystem of its time.(Contains Mature Language)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 18 opening of the 72nd summer theater season of live professional theater at Saint Michael's Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced the second production of its 10th Anniversary season, the West Coast premiere of Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Michael A. Shepperd. Opening is set for Tuesday, June 4, at 8pm. Sucker Punch will play through June 23 only at the Tiger Boxing Gym in West Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Thomato presents the World Premiere of a new musical "WITH A SONG IN MY FISTS" - a parody of the musical movie romps of the 1930s
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 31 opening of Neil Simon's comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Saint Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont. Laughter on the 23rd Floor is directed by Catherine Doherty who has directed numerous SMP productions including You Can't Take It With You, See How They Run, The 39 Steps.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its Theatre Conversations series with Amanda Sitton. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 17 opening of the Off-Broadway musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at Saint Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change features a book and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and music by Jimmy Roberts (The Velveteen Rabbit, The Thing About Men) and is directed by Keith Andrews who has directed numerous SMP productions (Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, Million Dollar Quartet).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 3 opening of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps at Saint Michael's Playhouse. The critically acclaimed 2007 Olivier Award-winner for Best New Comedy is the second production of the Playhouse's 2019 summer theater season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021
Sierra Madre Playhouse is continuing its series of FREE online events on February 7 with a live actor panel featuring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James. Sierra Madre Playhouse Artistic Director Christian Lebano will moderate.
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
Tony winner Nathan Lane has joined the cast of two upcoming series: 'Gilded Age' on HBO, and 'Only Murders in the Building' on Hulu.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Tony Award-winner Nina Arianda and Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons are currently in talks to join Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Lucille Ball biopic, Being the Ricardos. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2020
The rumors are true! Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf will lead a revival of Death of a Salesman. While not officially announced, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the long-rumored production will come to Broadway in spring 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
On this day we're celebrating the birthday of acclaimed star of stage and screen, the great Nathan Lane!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2021
Today's top stories: Come From Away to be filmed for release, Jon M. Chu will direct the Wicked movie, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020
Today's top stories: Broadway gathers to remember Jerry Herman tonight, and more!
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
Lane starred in director Mike Nichols' 'The Birdcage' opposite Robin Williams. Though both Nichols and Williams have since passed, Lane believes there's merit to a sequel idea that originated on the podcast.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Deadline reports that J.K. Simmons has joined 'My Only Sunshine,' an upcoming dark comedy and heist thriller. John Cusack is in talks to star opposite.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
CELEBRATION THEATRE presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, AT THE WAKE OF A DEAD DRAG QUEEN by Terry Guest and performing one night only on Tuesday, February 25th at 7:30pm at The West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd in West Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) opens its annual Stage III Series with The Nether by Jennifer Haley, a dark, futuristic play exploring the moral, ethical, and legal implications of virtual reality. Called a?oeRelentlessly grippinga?? by TimeOut London and a?oeGasp-worthya?? by The New York Times, this thrilling drama imagines a digital world that provides its users with total sensory immersion and no rules: The Nether. When Detective Morris discovers a?oeThe Hideaway,a?? a secret realm within The Nether offering its visitors a disturbing brand of entertainment, she launches an investigation into the complex morality of the digital world. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and nominated for the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Nether will run in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre starting January 15.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2019
Kentwood Players, one of the longest continuously operating Los Angeles theater groups, welcomes the New Year and its 70th Anniversary with the futuristic, multimedia play THE GIVER, adapted for the stage by Eric Coble, based on the Newberry Award-winning book by Lois Lowry, opening on Friday, January 17, 2020 and continuing through Saturday, February 22 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm at located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045, home of the Kentwood Players. Additional weekday performances may be added to accommodate school groups throughout the run, dates to be determined.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Westport Community Theatre is proud to announce their production of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, a comedy by Charles Busch, with Deborah Burke, Andrea Garmun, Randye Kaye, Cody Knox and Jeff Pliskin cast in the production. Performances take place from November 29th through December 15th, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, with a Thursday performance on December 5th at 8:00 p.m. Frederic Tisch directs the play, which is produced by David Victor.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Elizabeth is convinced her husband Robert is at death's door, and she's determined to get the whole brood together for a final family holiday, quickly, before his bird has flown. Of course, all three kids and their spouses have their own lives, agendas and emergencies, but a few obstacles won't stop Elizabeth. Some people will do anything to defend their nest in the world premiere of Last Swallows, a modern family dramatic comedy by Cailin Harrison. Kiff Scholl directs Pandelia's Canary Yellow Company's production, opening on September 21 with a run through October 20 at the The Other Space @The Actors Company in West Hollywood. One lower-priced preview takes place on September 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Randolph Entertainment is pleased to announce today, on the 42nd anniversary of Groucho Marx's passing, the Chicago premiere of An Evening with Groucho, starring award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante, will play one night only on Sept. 17, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at The Spiegeltent ZaZou located on the 14th floor in the Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop-Theatre District, 32 W. Randolph St.  Tickets are on sale now by calling 312-488-0900 or by visiting the following link.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 16, 2019
Audiences are getting ready to head to Skid Row this fall! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors is returning to New York at the Westside Theatre, with previews beginning September 17th and opening night set for October 17th. The production is set to run for a limited engagement through November 24th. To prepare you to go somewhere that's green, we're getting to know the show's cast, including Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Elizabeth is convinced her husband Robert is at death's door, and she's determined to get the whole brood together for a final family holiday, quickly, before his bird has flown. Of course, all three kids and their spouses have their own lives, agendas and emergencies, but a few obstacles won't stop Elizabeth. Some people will do anything to defend their nest in the world premiere of Last Swallows, a modern family dramatic comedy by Cailin Harrison. Kiff Scholl directs Pandelia's Canary Yellow Company's production, opening on September 21 with a run through October 20 at the The Other Space @The Actors Company in West Hollywood. One lower-priced preview takes place on September 20.
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2020
Nathan Lane logged into The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night for a chat!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2020
Nathan Lane was profiled today on CBS Sunday Morning, to chat about his role on the television series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.