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Tony Kushner Joins Chicago Humanities Festival's FALLFEST/17: BELIEF Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Today, the Chicago Humanities Festival revealed its full line-up for the Fallfest/17: Belief. New additions to the line-up including Tony-award winning playwright Tony Kushner, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, French philosopher and social critic Bernard-Henri Levy, filmmaker Joe Swanberg, Obama Presidential Center architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Publican chef Paul Kahan. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

IMPACT Rep's Jamal Joseph Receives AEA's 2017 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jamal Joseph, Executive Artistic director/co-founder of IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE has been named the 2017 recipient of the Paul Robeson CITATION AWARD by Actors' Equity Foundation and Actors' Equity Association. Joseph will receive his reward at the Association's Eastern Regional Board Meeting on September 25, 2017. (more...)

Harlem Opera to Celebrate Singer, Composer, and Arranger Harry T. Burleigh
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

HARLEM OPERA THEATER  will celebrate the life and work of baritone, composer and arranger HARRY T. BURLEIGH of over 200 songs at Miller Theater @ Columbia University (2960 Broadway) (more...)

Will Hannagan Brings Nostalgic New Cabaret SONGS FOR JACK to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

 'As a kid I remember staying at my grandparents a lot. Nana baking apple slice while yelling at the television; Jacko (that's my grandpa) feeding the chooks, regaling us with stories of their youth. He'd tell us how he used to ride into Hamilton at night, kip on the freezing platform, just so he'd get to Melbourne in time to watch his sweetheart sing at the St Kilda Town Hall. Theirs was a romance that endured. Sixty years. And I only caught the tail end of it.' (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

Bob Curry Fellows Flourish 4th Year at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As The Second City continues its concentrated efforts to bring diverse voices to the forefront of of the comedy world they are proud to present the 4th cohort of Bob Curry Fellows in their culminating showcase on Wednesday, June 7th at 8pm in the e.t.c. theater (230 W. North Ave. 2nd Floor Pipers Alley). (more...)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson to Direct Reading of MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

An invitation-only reading of Ed Schmidt's Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting will take place on May 4 and 5, 2017 in NYC. The reading will be directed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

SPACE on Ryder Farm Announces Lineup for 2017 Working Farm Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 221 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, NY, announces its lineup for the 2017 Working Farm Reading Series to be held at Playwrights Horizons in New York City April 3-7, 2017. All readings are free, and farm-fresh bites inspired by the plays and prepared by SPACE chefs will be served at each reading. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

SARAH SINGS A LOVE STORY Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Crossroads Theatre Company's more than two-decade run at 7 Livingston Ave. comes to an end this month with the world premiere of Stephanie Berry's Sarah Sings a Love Story, a musical play that weaves the life and music of the great Sarah Vaughan through the enduring romance of two devoted fans. T (more...)

Famed Hollywood Publicist Pens Drama About Homeless LGBTQ Youth Adrift in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field Executive Artistic Director) will present the World Premiere of WINK, a new play by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Ron Beverly. Previews begin Thursday, April 13 with opening night set for Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Present Special Event RADICAL VOICES: THEN & NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Her Shoulders will present a special event on Monday, April 3, 2017 celebrating its theatrical heritage as agents of change. (more...)

BWW Review: OVERTURE LIVE - THE MUSIC OF DANIEL AND LAURA CURTIS, The Hippodrome
by Gary Naylor - Mar 13, 2017

Daniel and Laura Curtis showcase their current album, Overture, and give us a glimpse or two of emerging work, the songs belted out by A list West End performers. (more...)

James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS Debuts Tonight at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

NJPAC Presents WOMEN IN THE WORLD: A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE, 3/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Association with Women in Media Newark Presents an Innovative Art Exhibit "Women in the World: A Visual Perspective" Curated by renowned New Jersey artists Gladys Barker Grauer and Adrienne Wheeler. (more...)

Calling All Mad Scientists! THAT CHEMISTRY SHOW to Play in Rep with THAT PHYSICS SHOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Producer Eric Krebs announces the latest in performance science - That Chemistry Show. Written and performed by Borislaw Bilash, That Chemistry Show will begin performances on July 22. (more...)

Chimera Productions to Present Sarah Ruhl's DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New Jersey-based theater company Chimera Productions will present its 12th production, Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl, in Princeton, New Jersey on July 20, 21 and 22, 2017, in conjunction with The Arts Council of Princeton. (more...)

Stogie Kenyatta to Return to Santa Monica Playhouse with 'THE WORLD IS MY HOME'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Actor/playwright Stogie Kenyatta returns to Santa Monica Playhouse Saturday, June 25th with his acclaimed one man show about the life of Actor/Activist Paul Robeson. (more...)

THAT PHYSICS SHOW to Mark 300th Performance This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for 'Unique Theatrical Experience,' written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck), celebrates its milestone 300th performance on Saturday, July 29th at The Physics Theatre (300 West 43rd St.) (more...)

Ben Gonshor's WHEN BLOOD RAN RED Gets Staged Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Four-time Drama Desk Award nominated director Bryna Wasserman, currently represented Off-Broadway with the revival of Amerike-The Golden Land, is set to helm the staged reading of Canadian playwright Ben Gonshor's When Blood Ran Red, August 3rd, 3pm, at the Workshop Theater. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

Union County to Celebrate Black History Month with 'A BEAUTIFUL SYMPHONY OF BROTHERHOOD'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Union County celebrates Black History Month with a free performance honoring famed Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Union County Preforming Arts Center in Rahway. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Announces Visual Art LISTEN UP! Exhibit, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

On Monday, January 30 at 4 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra's PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! Exhibition at the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) opens to feature student artwork and writing created in response to Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26. (more...)

The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Smart, provocative and entertaining, The Town Hall's 2017 presenting season is an expansive, ambitious offering of literature, journalism, humor, music and film - all taking place in one of New York's most storied performance spaces. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 12, 2017 - OTHELLO, YEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 12, 2017

Today's big news: NYTW's starry OTHELLO puts on a benefit show tonight, and YEN - with Lucas Hedges and more - begins this evening at MCC Theater! (more...)

James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS to Debut at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS Debuts Tonight at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

LAByrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for tonight, February 9, through March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

NJPAC Presents WOMEN IN THE WORLD: A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE, 3/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Association with Women in Media Newark Presents an Innovative Art Exhibit "Women in the World: A Visual Perspective" Curated by renowned New Jersey artists Gladys Barker Grauer and Adrienne Wheeler. (more...)

THAT PHYSICS SHOW Marks 200th Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for 'Unique Theatrical Experience,' written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck), celebrated its 200th performance yesterday, Wednesday, February 16th. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Tonight at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Daniel Beaty's EMERGENCY Coming to Brooklyn Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2017-18 Kumble Theater season with Daniel Beaty's solo theatrical tour-de-force, Emergency, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8pm and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3pm. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Opens its Mainstage Season with the THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

 Bristol Riverside Theatre spells F-U-N when it opens its Mainstage season with the multiple Tony Award-winner The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman, running September 19-October 15.  Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast features Will Carlyon, Andrew Coleman, Leigha Kato, Kathryn McCreary, Joshua Morgan, Robert Smythe, Phebe Taylor, T.J. Wagner, and Brooke Wetterhahn. (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Celebrates The Great Characters, Stories and Themes Nurtured By Harold Prince
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2017

Harold Prince, who has been honored with 21 Tony Awards for his seven decades of achievements as a Broadway producer and director, did not write one word nor compose one note of the 17 musicals represented in the enrapturing new revue that bears his name. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Karamu's SIMPLY SIMONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Karamu President + CEO Tony F. Sias announced today complete casting for the regional premiere of Simply Simone: The Music of Nina Simone, created by Robert Neblett and David Grapes, with musical arrangements by Vince di Mura. (more...)

Cast Announced for 'WEDDING BAND' at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Artistic Home will open its 2017-18 season with a lesser known, but wholly timely piece: WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE, by eminent African-American playwright and author Alice Childress. It will open to the press Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm, following previews from October 25 - 28. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress CHRISTINA FOSTER
by Mark C. Lloyd - Aug 19, 2017

BWW Interview: Actress CHRISTINA FOSTER (more...)

Casting Announced for the European Premiere of DOLPHINS AND SHARKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn't mean I don't got African roots." (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress COURTNEY TURNER
by Mark C. Lloyd - Aug 12, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTRESS COURTNEY TURNERCourtney Turner is an actress who is dedicated to the ART of acting. She made her professional acting debut in 2015 at the Legendary Paul Robeson Theatre in Buffalo, N.Y. ... and she keeps busy. (more...)

Theatre, Music, Poetry and More Slated for Irish Arts Center's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, has announced its fall 2017 season. The lineup epitomizes IAC's commitment to building community with a diversity of arts institutions, artists and audiences - in New York, across America, and abroad. (more...)

Richard Maxwell's SAMARA Extends at Soho Rep.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere, Soho Rep. commission of Richard Maxwell's Samara through May 14. (more...)

Announcing BeBe Winans' BORN FOR THIS at The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Born for This July 11 through August 6 (press opening on July 20).  Kicking off The Broad Stage's 2017-18 Theatre Season, this new musical features original music by six time GRAMMY Award-winning artist BeBe Winans, book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans, and is directed by Randolph-Wright (director of the Broadway and West End runaway hit Motown: The Musical).    (more...)

Baayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that Baayork Lee will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. (more...)

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, Inspired by True Story, Starts Next Week at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of Objects in the Mirror, which was developed through the Goodman's  New Stages Festival, appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. (more...)

COMBUSTION, LABELS, OCTOPUS and More Set for Summer 2017 at Tara Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As Tara Arts celebrates its 40th anniversary throughout 2017, the company continues to put the experiences of the UK's diverse communities centre stage. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co. presents THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY: OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND THE FIRST FOLIO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Honoring the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, Centenary Stage Company is pleased to present classical theatre giants Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in, The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and the First Folio, an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades on Sunday, April 23  at 3:00pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

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