Play On! Broadway

Based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


Brooks Atkinson Theatre

(New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 28, 2019
The Ferryman Casts Broadway's Youngest Stars! Meet Jackson, Alex, Jack & Noelle!
by Monroe George - Jun 27, 2019
Last week we brought you a backstage look at some of the instruments played by  Come From Away band member Ben Power. Today, we take a closer look at even more instruments with Romano Di Nillo, Caitlin Warbelow and Carl Carter!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
New Perspectives has announced new casting for the return of their award-winning production of Chigozie Obioma's Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Fishermen, with David Alade joining the cast in the role of Ben alongside Valentine Olukoga who will reprise the role of Obembe. David Alade has previously played the lead role of Thomas in Stormzy's short film Gang Signs & Prayer directed by Rollo Jackson for the BRIT Award winner's debut album release. Most recently, David has written and performed in Foxhunting (Courtyard Theatre), a verbatim drama drawing on transcripts of interviews with South Londoners about their experiences of knife crime.
by Monica Moore - Jun 25, 2019
At times verging on the absurd, this production of the Threepenny Opera (in support of the Wellington Homeless Women's Trust) is thoroughly entertaining, at times unsettling and indicative of the work's continuing popularity and relevance although the purposeful crude scenes, caustic wit and dissection of the hypocrisies of the bourgeois morality may not be for everyone.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open two new plays in early July with origins at the festival: La Comedia of Errors and Indecent.
by Brett Burger - Jun 24, 2019
In the continuous age of adapted musicals continues, we have yet to really see one that fits a very specific demographic until this next national touring show came along. I'm always a supporter of a new musical - original or not - that attracts a group that normally would never go to live theatre. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical does just that with its already large young adult, teen and tween audience base that it's garnered from the popular book series turned movie.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
'Come on down' to the Embassy Theatre for The Price is Right Live on Nov. 13!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2019
War Horse, the unforgettable theatrical event from the National Theatre of Great Britain, based on Michael Morpurgo's beloved novel, will return to Australia in 2020. With seasons at Regent Theatre, Melbourne from 10 January; Lyric Theatre, Sydney from 15 February; and Crown Theatre, Perth from 24 March, Australians on both sides of the country get the chance to experience this breathtaking production.
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 21, 2019
Today's top stories: The Minutes and Slave Play will both come to Broadway, Be More Chill announces closing date, Ian McKellen will come to Broadway for one night only, and more!
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Today, Brooklyn's beloved Wild Yaks are releasing their newest offering, the swaggering, sun-soaked Great Admirer (Ernest Jenning Record Co.). The lead-up to the release saw the release of the titular lead single via Glide Magazine, who called it 'a catchy and dire track that combines almost surreal musical elements with flashed of brass pop,' followed by the debut of 'Feast of Flesh' on MXDWN.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 21, 2019
"I had been looking for a reason to come back, and do another show here, so I was pleased when my managers sent me to audition for TREASURE ISLAND [A MUSICAL ADVENTURE]. Doing new work is always great; I love that process where I get to be more involved in the actual creation." Broadway star Aaron Ramey is explaining how he has come to find himself back in Maine to play the plum role of Long John Silver in MSMT's East Coast premiere of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's new epic musical which plays at the Pickard Theater from June 26 - July 13, 2019. Ramey had been an intern in 1997 while he was still a student at Otterbein University. "Ironically," he notes, "that was the summer of renovatios and MSMT performed at Crooker Auditorium, so this production will actually be my first time on the Pickard stage." He recalls the shows from that season: "I was in SWEENEY TODD, CAROUSEL, and TOMMY. I wasn't a good enough dancer to be in THE MUSIC MAN, but I did get to carry the pool table across stage, and in A CHORUS LINE, I played trombone in the pit," he laughs. "And then, too, I knew Michael Nigro [who plays Jim Hawkins] from a workshop we had both been in in New York, and he had urged me to audition."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Ian McKellen and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions (ATG) are excited to announce that Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others …And You! will play on Broadway at the historic Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street) on Tuesday, November 5th. Directed by Sean Mathias, Ian McKellen On Stage… will benefit the nonprofit theater organization Only Make Believe. One night only!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF), New York's premier French cultural and language center, today announced the 2019 Crossing the Line Festival, featuring 11 performances and a gallery exhibition from a geographically, generationally, and artistically diverse group of artists whose work transcends genres and boundaries. All performances are world, US, or New York premieres; they are united by their convention-breaking fearlessness as they confront topics from social injustice to personal demons. Many of the performances pay homage to legendary artists of our time and previous eras, while the theme of migration and its transformational effects on identity informs several others. The festival runs from September 12 to October 12. Ticket are available at
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The Water's Fine Productions is thrilled to announce the NYC premiere of 'The Forgotten Land', an original play following one family's journey to hold onto their legacy. The play is set to perform July 11-14 at Shetler Studios in NYC. This 'family dramedy' comes on the heels of 'It's Pinocchio!', the emerging production company's last full-scale production which played five sold out performances and raised over $1,500 for Bikers Against Child Abuse.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
This July school holidays, Riverside Theatres is a treasure trove of delights for kids of all ages, with a spectacular program that includes the musical magic of The Toybox, Andy Griffith's hilarious Just Romeo & Juliet! presented by Bell Shakespeare and the outrageous fun of Roald Dahl's The Twits.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience founding artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz, having just received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 OBIEs, today announces TFANA's 40th anniversary season. The 2019-2020 programming exemplifies what makes TFANA, in the words of the OBIE committee, one of the city's most vital institutions championing adventurous and urgent productions of Shakespeare alongside other writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Fifty years after the Apollo Moon landings, artist Laurie Anderson will be flying audiences there with the UK premiere of her virtual reality work, To The Moon, developed with the artist Hsin-Chien Huang.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
Australian producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced today that iconic Australian entertainer Tom Burlinson will join the cast of the multi-award winning, record breaking musical CHICAGO for its seasons in Sydney and Brisbane playing the role of the cunning and charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn.
by Sarah Ryan - Jul 5, 2019
Staging a production in an open-air Elizabethan-style theatre such as Shakespeare's Rose is a feat rife with both challenges and potential. Joyce Branagh's jubilant adaptation of Twelfth Night fulfils that potential and then some, in a triumphant production that pulses with brightness and energy from start to finish.
by Bryony Rae Taylor - Jul 4, 2019
Sweat, by Lynn Nottage, is based on interviews with steelworkers' of a small town in Pennsylvania. The play has transferred to the West End Gielgud Theatre after a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Donmar Warehouse. We chat to Clare Perkins, who plays Cynthia.
by BWW Special - Jul 4, 2019
Happy Fourth of July! Just because the rest of the country will be spending the weekend sipping drinks at the pool, pigging out at family barbecues, and enjoying a day off at home, doesn't mean Broadway will shut down for the holiday weekend - the shows must go on!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
West Jefferson, NC Country music songwriter and performing artist, Taylon Hope, has checked off another of her dreams since relocating to Nashville to pursue her career in Country music. Hope announced earlier this month via social media she would be playing at the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon on historic 2nd Ave North in Nashville, TN and has secured ongoing dates. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Frantic Assembly today announce the full cast for Sometimes Thinking, which will receive its world premiere at Latitude Festival as the company return to headline the theatre arena. The work is one of two new commissions in Frantic's 25th anniversary year.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Adam Blanshay Productions today announces the first UK Tour of What's In A Name?, adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and stage sensation, Le Prenom, by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patelliere. Internationally acclaimed comedy, What's In A Name? hilariously captures a particularly awkward family dinner party. The cast will star Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), James Lance (Jeeves and Wooster, Northern Soul), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Young Frankenstein) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Matilda). Further casting to be announced.
by Tanya Seale - Jul 20, 2019
Sunday shoes are being kicked off right and left in Footloose at The Muny right now, as Christian Borle, the two-time Tony Award winner who has been in 11 Broadway shows, makes his musical theatre directing debut. In this four-time Tony Award-nominated adaptation of the 1984 movie by the same title, you'll find actors of all shapes and colors (insert heart-eye emojis for days!) who fill the stage again and again with dynamic dancing to songs...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
Prior to Thursday night's performance of Anais Mitchell's Hadestown, Tony and Emmy Award winner André De Shields was being honored at the annual Harlem Week kick-off reception at Gracie Mansion in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Sundance Institute's 2019 Theatre Lab convenes Monday, July 8; the Institute announced this year's participating acting company and creative advisors today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The Community Players of Concord is proud to present "Bakersfield Mist" by Stephen Sacks at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Suite 1161, Concord, NH 03301, July 5 - 14. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
A new production of the 1966 Tony Award-Winning musical I Do! I Do! is to run at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in London this Autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
This fall, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers hosts the nationally touring exhibition that explores Dimensionism, an artistic movement, tracing the influence of early 20th-century scientific discoveries on some of the era's most celebrated artists.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Confederation Centre of the Arts announces that David Carver Music has acquired the world-wide touring rights to the acclaimed Kronborg-The Hamlet Rock Musical. The masterful stage musical balances high energy vocal and dance performances and rousing power ballads with songs reaching into the darker emotions of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
The NOLA Project, an ensemble-based theatre company focused on presenting new and classic works of theatre often with large casts in unique and immersive settings throughout the city of New Orleans, announces its 15th Anniversary Season: This Way to Adventure. For its 15th Season, the company will present four exciting and provocative plays, three of which are world premieres.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Bated Breath Theatre Company announces a second extension of their acclaimed immersive, environmental production UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. Performances will now continue through September 4 at Madame X in Manhattan's historic Greenwich Village, where performances began on May 8.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
She Kills Monsters is returning to The Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts in August. After a well-received run during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019, StageCrafts, run by Jenn and Greg Crafts, awarded "She Kills Monsters" the Producer's Encore Award. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
The Lilacs Endure is the first new release by Chicago PowerPop quartet, The Lilacs, in more than 25 years. Produced by indie rock legend Richard Lloyd (Television, Matthew Sweet), and recorded in Nashville at the legendary Studio 19, The Lilacs Endure features four never-before-recorded Lilacs songs and is being released by Chicago's Pravda label August 16.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
The Finborough Theatre's Autumn season features three premieres, all discovered by the Finborough Theatre's Artistic Director Neil McPherson - another Finborough rediscovery from a classic British playwright, written in 1970, but never before seen in London, alongside two European premieres from female playwrights - a hit Off Broadway play from the United States, and a multi-award-winning new play from New Zealand/ Aotearoa.
by Hannah Wing - Jul 15, 2019
HUB Theatre's production of American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, features powerful moments, but certain artistic choices prevent the production from making its full impact.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Tony Award-nominated actor and musician Adam Pascal will present a national "pop up" tour of his new show "So Far" starting this week.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Dan Manjovi's new drama, PICKED UP, opens at Theatre Row on 42nd Street, near the heart of the New York Theatre District in Times Square, on August 14th as part of the highly anticipated third season of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the 201920 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season. Centred around She Wolves and Shrews, the season is a celebration and interrogation of women, power, and the role of the feminine in shaping our past, present and future. The candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will play host to a world-premiere of Ella Hickson's new play Swive [Elizabeth], Shakespeare's Henry VI, Richard III, and The Taming of the Shrew, and Middleton's Women Beware Women. Sandi and Jenifer Toksvig have written a new family show dubbed, Christmas at the (Snow) Globe, and a series of candlelit ghost tales will include a new story from Jeanette Winterson. Other events running throughout the season include half-term storytelling festival, Half Term Tales at the Globe, with the new Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, and a double bill of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas, marking the centenary year since the removal of the sex disqualification act. The Globe's flagship project for secondary and post-16 students, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, reaches its 14th year with Macbeth.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts today announced that tickets are now on public sale for the upcoming music- and laugh-packed 2019-2020 season offering an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of concerts, shows and events, including the popular jukebox musical JERSEY BOYS, the winner of four Tony Awards and a Grammy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Esports fans - get ready to press play on your next gaming addiction. Westwood One, America's largest audio network, and multi-platform media brand Subnation are announcing a new original podcast called, 'The Voice of Esports' hosted by gaming legend Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner. The first show aired 628 on Westwood One Podcast Network; you can check out the episode here.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld first reported last month that SLAVE PLAY will come to Broadway this fall. Producers Greg Nobile and Jana Shea of Seaview Productions, Troy Carter, Level Forward, and Nine Stories, founded by Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, have officially announced that the acclaimed new play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, will be coming to Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) this fall. The strictly limited 17-week engagement will begin preview performances Tuesday, September 10, ahead of an official opening night of Sunday, October 6.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional emerging playwrights has named the artistic teams, actors and daily schedule for the 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF). The 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 19-28, 2019 at Potrero Stage at the base of San Francisco's Potrero hill.
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Socially conscious singersongwriter Ola Onabulé has built an enviable career as an international touring performer and has now turned his attention to the North American market with a newly recorded collection of original songs. Onabulé's meticulous attention to detail in his arrangements and production as well as the support from SennheiserNeumann have contributed to the manifestation of an impressive recording.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Today Touché Amoré have announced the 10 year anniversary deluxe version of their debut album …To The Beat Of A Dead Horse (pre-order). Limited to 1500 copies, this deluxe version comes with a 148 page book with hyper detail from the genesis of the band up until Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me. A foreword by Geoff Rickley as well as photos (with contributions by Angela Owens, Reid Haithcock, Ryan Alysworth and more), flyers, and even the email of a band member quitting. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
This year's special edition of Adelaide Guitar Festival has officially opened, with the highly successful Guitars in Bars program extended and taking live music to even more people and places.
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 1, 2019
Moonlight Amphitheatre opens its summer season with a laugh - actually with a lot of them with their production of THE PRODUCERS. This Mel Brooks show still has all of the zing, silliness, and more than flirts with political incorrectness and some uncouth humor.