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NewFest 2018 Announces Full Lineup For Their 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Following the announcement of their Opening Night Film, Yen Tan's award-winning AIDS drama 1985, NewFest today announced the full lineup of their 30th annual celebration of the year's best LGBT films from around the world. The program of more than 140 narrative features, documentaries, episodic series and shorts runs from October 24-30 at the SVA Theatre, Cinépolis Chelsea, and The LGBT Community Center in New York City. (more...)

A Weekend With Legendary American Playwright Terrence McNally Announced at ZACH Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

ZACH Theatre, in partnership with the Harry Ransom Center, announces a weekend of star-studded events celebrating four-time Tony Award-winning playwright and LGBT activist Terrence McNally. McNally will be in attendance at the events celebrating his 80th birthday and legendary career from November 10 to 12. Monday, November 12 event to feature Tony Award winner John Glover, Golden Globe winner F. Murray Abraham, and Emmy winner Richard Thomas. (more...)

Final Two Weeks To See Manhattan Theatre Club's THE NAP on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Nap, written by Olivier Award nominee Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes; Rabbit Hole; Proof) is playing its final two weeks of performances. The play must close on Sunday, November 11th at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Shallow script hampers ¬"This Much" at convergence continuum
by Roy Berko - Oct 28, 2018

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MTC Will Hold 'Trans Visibility In The Theatre' Panel, Following Performance of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club will "Trans Visibility in the Theatre," a panel directly following the Sunday, November 4th matinee of The Nap. Come to an open discussion about increasing trans presence in the theatre, with panelists including Alexandra Billings (The Nap, "Transparent"), Kate Bornstein (Straight White Men, "I Am Cait"), Will Davis (India Pale Ale, Men On Boats), Alexa Fogel ("Pose" Casting Director), Bianca Leigh (The Nap, Transamerica), and Marquise Vilson (Charm). They will discuss how the arts industry can sustain and further the current push for greater trans presence and representation. (more...)

THE NICETIES Opens Tomorrow At MTC's The Studio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

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Apollinaire Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Apollinaire Theatre Company is thrilled to announce our 2018/2019 Season (more...)

THE NICETIES Begins Previews Tomorrow At Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of The Niceties, written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), begins performances tomorrow at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, October 25. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Returns to TheatreWorks This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Back by popular demand, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the holiday hit The Santaland Diaries, returning to the intimate 180-seat Lohman Theatre. Written by David Sedaris, this rollicking one-man cure for an overdose of holiday hype will have a limited three-week run in Los Altos Hills. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Broadway Premiere Of CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's 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...)

Photo Flash: ZACH Theatre Celebrates Terrence McNally's 80th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

ZACH Theatre recently held a weekend of celebratory events to fete the 80th birthday of industry staple Terrence McNally. The weekend included a dinner party, a screening of 'Every Act of Life' featuring a talkback, and an 80th Birthday Gala Performance featuring Christy Altomare, Chita Rivera, and more. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced For MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love, directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit). (more...)

Condola Rashad to Host MTC's Spring Gala, Broadway's Best to Perform
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 14 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street), hosted by four-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, who is currently starring in Saint Joan. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! Captures the Zeitgeist
by Nancy Grossman - May 4, 2018

Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally won the 1995 Tony Award for Best Play and, although much has changed in the ensuing twenty-four years since it opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club, as a slice of gay life, it withstands the test of time. On each of the three major summer weekends, eight gay male friends gather at one's sprawling lakeside country house in Dutchess County to dish, dine, and dance. President Bill Clinton was in his first term, the AIDS epidemic infiltrated every aspect of the gay community, and the fragility of life weighed on the hearts and minds of these close friends. (more...)

MTC's SAINT JOAN Enters Final Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Saint Joan written by Nobel Prize in Literature and Academy Award winner Bernard Shaw and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan is now in its final two weeks of performances. The production is produced in association with Eddie Marks/Ostar. Today, Wednesday May 30, marks the Feast Day of Saint Joan - which celebrates her life and her sainthood. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 17: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Tonys
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 28, 2018

On Day 17 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate a Tony-winning veteran of stage and screen who is nominated once again this year for his portrayal of Roy Cohn in the Broadway revival of Angels In America, Nathan Lane.  (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 13- Joe Mantello's Revival of ASSASSINS Makes A Bang at the 2004 Tony Awards
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 24, 2018

On Day 13 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, who is nominated this year for Best Direction of a Play for his work on Three Tall Women.  (more...)

Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

THREE TALL WOMEN's Joe Mantello Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Joe Mantello has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for THREE TALL WOMEN. (more...)

MTC Presents LONG LOST And THE NICETIES For Remainder of 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The final two plays have been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2018-2019 season off-Broadway at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Tony Award Dos and Don'ts
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2018

Nathan Lane, currently starring in Angels in America, appeared on last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He shared his take on the Met Gala theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. He also talked about channeling 'the worst human being,' Roy Cohn, in his Tony-nominated Broadway play Angels in America and how he's inadvertently paying Stormy Daniels' hush money. (more...)

DAN CODY'S YACHT Begins Performances Tomorrow at MTC Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, begins performances tomorrow - Tuesday, May 15 - at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The new play will celebrate opening night on Wednesday, June 6. (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Cast to Host Midnight Performance of THREE TALL WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Edward Albee's Three Tall Women will play a special Midnight Performance as a benefit for The Actors Fund. The production, directed by Joe Mantello, opened on Broadway on March 29 to ecstatic reviews. Last week, Mantello's production of The Boys in the Band started previews on Broadway. To celebrate their director and the vital work of The Actors Fund, the entire cast of The Boys in the Band will host the Midnight Performance of Three Tall Women, (more...)

WICKED Announces $25 Lottery Seats
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Omaha's Orpheum Theater with performances from May 16 to June 3, 2018. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Orpheum Theater box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Oh, What A Night! Muny Announces Full Cast For World Regional Premiere JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for the world regional premiere of Jersey Boys, July 9 - 16. This will be the first licensed production of Jersey Boys in the world. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Performances begin tomorrow - Tuesday, June 5 - for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love, directed by Saheem Ali.  (more...)

New Jersey Repertory Company Presents FERN HILL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the premiere of Fern Hill by Michael Tucker (L.A. Law, Radio Days), from August 9 through September 9, 2018. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

Stephen Bogardus And More Star In New CD GAY LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Gay Love'--being released June 29th--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage Aux Folles'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Kristy Cates ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory') and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes,  Baby Jane Dexter, and Tom Andersen. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Be Honored at Drama League Gala This November
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The Drama League has announced that film, television, and theater icon Nathan Lane is the Honoree for the organization's 35th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA's Nathan Lane Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

Nathan Lane has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for ANGELS IN AMERICA. (more...)

THREE TALL WOMEN Adds Extra Show on Closing Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Producer Scott Rudin has announced that to accommodate ticket demand, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women will add a ninth performance in its final week of performances. Nominated for six 2018 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play, Three Tall Women must close as previously scheduled on Sunday, June 24, with the added 7:00 PM show now the final performance for the ecstatically received production. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com, and at the Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

Provincetown Theater Honors Terrence McNally with its First Provincetown American Playwright Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

On Friday, July 20th the board of the Provincetown Theater Foundation and their new artistic director, Obie Award winner David Drake, will present the first annual Provincetown American Playwright Award to Terrence McNally, the four-time Tony Award-winning playwright of such iconic plays and musicals as Master Class, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and this summer's Cape Cod premiere of his masterpiece Love! Valour! Compassion! at the Provincetown Theater. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Continues Langhorne Players' 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

It's the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. The group includes the excitable playwright; the possibly unstable wunderkind director; the pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood; and the playwright's best friend, for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series. Add to this a drama critic who's panned the playwright in the past and a new-in-town aspiring singer, and you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre-and for comedy. But don't worry: This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

Provincetown Theater Premieres LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Opening July 16th, the Provincetown Theater is proud to announce the Cape Cod premiere of Terrence McNally's beloved Broadway comedy Love! Valour! Compassion! for a summer-long run at the company's playhouse at 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA 02657. "Frankly, I was stunned when I discovered McNally's masterpiece had never been produced on Cape Cod," says artistic director David Drake. "Long overdue, I'm thrilled and honored to breathe life into this vibrant American classic for our audiences this season." (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

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IT'S ONLY A PLAY Continues Langhorne Players' 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

It's the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. The group includes the excitable playwright; the possibly unstable wunderkind director; the pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood; and the playwright's best friend, for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series. Add to this a drama critic who's panned the playwright in the past and a new-in-town aspiring singer, and you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre-and for comedy. But don't worry: This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Continues Langhorne Players' 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

It's the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. The group includes the excitable playwright; the possibly unstable wunderkind director; the pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood; and the playwright's best friend, for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series. Add to this a drama critic who's panned the playwright in the past and a new-in-town aspiring singer, and you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre-and for comedy. But don't worry: This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for. (more...)

Casting Complete For THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY At Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for Samuel Baum's The Engagement Party, directed by Tresnjak. Zach Appelman, Richard Bekins, Mia Dillon and Beth Riesgraf lead the cast. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, January 10, through Sunday, February 3, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTHERS AND SONS at Shakespeare & Company Encourages Berkshire Audiences to Think Openly And Differently
by Marc Savitt - Aug 21, 2018

This funny, powerful, and poignant journey with its twists and turns offers catharsis and understanding for those wise and brave enough to take it.  I strongly encourage doing so. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trinity Rep Closes Out Season with RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Trinity Rep closes out its 2017-18 Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, which was written by Terrence McNally (book), Stephen Flaherty (music), and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Under the direction of Artistic Director Curt Columbus, Trinity Rep's production examines how the musical, which is set in 1906, reflects the country's current political and social climate. Based on the celebrated 1975 novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow, the musical tackles race, women's rights, immigration, and workers' rights. Ragtime runs April 26 - May 27 in Trinity Rep's Elizabeth and Malcom Chace Theater, with press opening on Monday, April 30 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $25. More information can be found at www.trinityrep.com/ragtime. (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...)

THREE TALL WOMEN Adds Midnight Performance to Benefit Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Producer Scott Rudin announced today a special Midnight Performance for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women on Thursday, May 17 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), which will be a one-night-only benefit for The Actors Fund. The first Broadway production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece stars two-time Academy Award¬ģ-winner Glenda Jackson, Tony Award¬ģ winner, three-time Emmy Award¬ģ winner, and 2018 Academy Award¬ģ nominee Laurie Metcalf, and Tony Award¬ģ nominee Alison Pill, and is directed by two-time Tony Award¬ģ winner Joe Mantello. Tickets will be available at actorsfund.org. (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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Visits THE VIEW to Discuss ANGELS IN AMERICA, Trump, & More!
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Nathan Lane recently appeared on THE VIEW, where he discussed the amount of research he put into his Angels in America character, Roy Cohn, and Donald Trump of course.  (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...)

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