Joseph Papp Public Theater [Newman Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jan 26, 2020
Grab your sexy heels and see KINKY BOOTS: Outstanding newcomers and perennial favorites get their kicks on at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Maryland. Mark Minnick directs an unconventionally heartwarming story exploring relationships not often spotlighted in theatric productions. DeCarlo Raspberry dazzles as Lola, and Matt Hirsch masters Charlie Price in Toby's intimate dinner theater setting, creating an evening jam-packed with sparkle, surprise and songs by Cyndi Lauper.
by Karen Bovard - Jan 26, 2020
The touring production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Orpheum this week is just what the Hennepin Theatre Trust calls it: spectacular. Staged originally in London in 2017, it won that year's Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. This young company is brim full of talent and energy. They bring unrelenting vitality to this production, which marks (yep, really!) the 50th anniversary of this show.
by Andrew Child - Jan 25, 2020
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's boom was the most produced American play of 2010. 10 years later, Wellesley Repertory Theatre has brought it back, directed by artistic director, Marta Rainer, armed with the proverbial program note toting its enduring relevance. In a way, it seems to wittily comment on the 'New Play' format that still plagues us. It gives us the Annie Baker-esque satisfaction of seeing things really happen on stage. Right at top of show, one character bangs on a timpani. We see the drum reverberate and hear the sound ringing off of the walls. Another character immediately tells her scene partner to take his shirt off. We watch him do so, and then we see him fumble to awkwardly remove his jeans, turning them inside-out in the process. Is that a real fire extinguisher? Is that a real first-aid kit? Cool.
by Gil Kaan - Jan 25, 2020
Already in previews, Heidi Schreck's 2019 Tony-nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME has been extended twice at the Mark Taper Forum through February 28, 2020. Maria Dizzia assumes the role of Heidi in this national tour, with original Broadway cast members Mike Iveson and Rosdely Ciprian rounding out the cast. (Jocelyn Shek will alternate the role of debater with Rosdely.) I had the opportunity to ask a few CONSTITUTIONal questions of Mike.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 25, 2020
Churchill's take on love and on information seems a bit chilly. There may be a lot of both love and information out there, she appears to intimate, but it's not usually of very good quality. Much of Churchill's frostiness is, however, presented with a comic touch, emphasized by Dierdre McAllister's direction, by the energetic and youthful ensemble, and by the audience, which seemed to be goading on the performers with constant and frequently loud laughter.
by Emily McClanathan - Jan 25, 2020
The Marriott Theatre opens its 45th season with director Scott Weinstein's staging of GREASE, the 1971 musical that was born in Chicago and became a Broadway hit, a famous film and a perennial favorite of theaters across the country. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, the show follows sheltered Sandy Dumbrowski (Leryn Turlington) as she navigates social life at Rydell High School, where she's the new girl in the class of 1959. Befriended by a world-wise clique called the Pink Ladies, Sandy soon discovers that her boyfriend of the previous summer, Danny Zuko (Jimmy Nicholas) also attends Rydell and is the leader of a leather-clad gang of a?oegreasers.a?? Can innocent Sandy and tough-guy Danny rekindle their summer romance in the complicated social scene of Rydell High?
by Review Roundups - Jan 24, 2020
Uncle Vanya opened last night in the West End at the Harold Pinter Theatre! Toby Jones (The Birthday Party, Don't Forget the Driver, Detectorists) stars in the title role of Vanya alongside Richard Armitage (The Crucible, Berlin Station, The Hobbit) as Astrov. Rosalind Eleazar (The Personal History of David Copperfield, Deep Water, The Starry Messenger) plays Yelena, with Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education, Downstate) as Sonya, the Emmy Award-winning Anna Calder-Marshall (LOVE, Evening at the Talk House, Male of the Species) as Nana, the Olivier and Tony-award nominated Dearbhla Molloy (The Ferryman, Dancing at Lughnasa, Juno and the Paycock) as Grandmaman, Peter Wight (The Birthday Party, Hamlet, The Red Lion) as Telegin and Olivier Award-nominated Ciarán Hinds (Translations, Game of Thrones, Girl from the North Country) as Professor Serebryakov.
by Ashley Corbaley - Jan 24, 2020
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to take that special someone in your life on a date to the theatre! San Antonio offers a wide variety of shows playing this Valentine's Day weekend, so find a show and grab that special someone or a group of friends and enjoy the intimate magic that only happens when enjoying a live performance.
by David Clarke - Jan 24, 2020
I have been a lifelong fan of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. So, I approached Ghostlight Records' LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (The New Off-Broadway Cast Album) with equal amounts of excitement and trepidation. Would it live up to the joys of the distinctive treasures that are the Original Off-Broadway Cast Album, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and the 2003 New Broadway Revival recordings? Luckily, it does. So, to quote Audrey II, a?oeGo git it!a??
by Michael Rabice - Jan 24, 2020
There are as many forms of entertainments as there are concepts. Expressing one's point of view can be difficult and when you put nine people in the same room and ask them to brainstorm for the next best idea for a film script, there are bound to be way too many or too few concepts that work. Playwright Annie Baker has penned her most recent play, THE ANTIPODES, using this idea as a construct for a present day 'theatre of the absurd' that hasn't been seen Ionesco's THE BALD SOPRANO. Happily Buffalo's Road Less Traveled Productions is presenting Baker's play in a knockout evening of theatre with some of the best ensemble acting you will ever encounter.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The February lineup of acts performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) has been announced. See full details below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
It is Victorian London, 1888. Dr Henry Jekyll, a brilliant and respected scientist - shy and unassuming - is content with his reputation as a moral, upright citizen. Or so it would seem. Frustrated by his dull normalcy and intrigued by the notion of the a?oedual nature of mana??, Jekyll secretly creates a formula to unleash his hidden, bestial nature. Edward Hyde is born! The brutish, magnetic Hyde indulges in drink and debauchery while Jekyll's life of propriety continues a?" until Hyde's passions begin to turn up a body count.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Wright State University's Department of Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures proudly presents the Emerging Choreographers Concert 2020. The upperclassmen dance majors of the Wright State University Dance Ensemble (WSUDE) have been tirelessly working on their new works premiering this February 14th- and February 15th at 8pm and Sunday February 16th at 2pm in Dance Space 170 in the Creative Arts Center. Five seniors: Courtney Anderson, Kennedi Jones, Hannah Neff, Jacob Shade, and Mikaela Sobolik, will be premiering their senior choreographic works. Eleven juniors will also be showcasing their pieces. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The previously announced Neil Diamond musical is inching its way closer to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
In a unique cabaret show, songstress Jay Power turns her soulful, Jazz-trained voice to songs a?" and accompanying social ideals - from yesteryear.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Celebrating 60 years as Los Angeles' oldest non-profit theater company, Company of Angels presents its 12th annual L.A Short Play Festival: It's All ReLAtional! Presented for 11 nights starting Saturday, March 21st, the festival features 8 new short plays by Los Angeles based playwrights that pose the question: What are the specifics, the nuances, the strife and successes of L.A life that impacts a relationship like no other city can?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Penobscot Theatre Company, the northeastern most professional regional theatre company in the country, is thrilled to present Don't Dress for Dinner. This hysterically funny follow up to 2012's smash-hit Boeing, Boeing will take the stage from January 30-February 16 at the Historic Bangor Opera House.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Festival season is fast-approaching, and what better way to kick it off than with our one-of-a-kind, adults-only event: The Dad's Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival! Why should kids have all the fun? Our festival is for every adult who ever said, 'Sure, the drinks, food, and rides at this carnival are great -- if only it made me laugh more!'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Following on from the highly successful 2019 season, which was nominated for a total of 28 Green Room Awards, the 2020 Darebin Arts Speakeasy season features a program of premieres and performances bigger than ever before.
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Five-piece punk band Spanish Love Songs are exclusively premiering their new single, 'Losers 2,' today via Kerrang! Magazine. Listen below.
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Ovation TV, America's only arts network, has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights for the second season of the Julia Stiles-led drama series Riviera (10 x 60') from Sky Studios. The arts network also signed a deal for the first season of Hooten & the Lady (8 x 60'), which will debut on Ovation's AVOD travel and culture channel JOURNY. The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP Programming and Production, Ovation.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 22, 2020
Children's YouTube sensation Blippi presents the first-ever tour across North America, with a date at DPAC in Durham, NC on February 20, 2020. Blippi Live! is set to bring the vivacious, energetic, and educational children's character from the screen to the stage for an all-ages extravaganza of fun, dancing, singing and meeting amazing new friends onstage.
by Gary Naylor - Jan 21, 2020
Daniel Ward's autobiographical tale, told as gig theatre, has plenty to say and says it well - we would be wise to listen.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Three couples, three sets of folding chairs, three relationships. Lovepuke, written by kiwi screenwriter Duncan Sarkies (Flight of the Conchords, What we do in the Shadows), makes unashamed observations of the good, bad and ugly when it comes to love, sex and relationships. 11th a?" 15th Feb 7.15pm, and 15th 2.45pm with press night 12th February at The Hen and Chickens in Highbury and Islington.
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Grammy award winning DJ/Producer Calvin Harris returns to Creamfields this summer to headline the Arc Stage on Saturday 29th August Bank holiday weekend for what will be a UK dance festival exclusive.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents An Evening With Taylor Sorice on Thursday, April 30th at 9;30pm.
by Kelsey Lawler - Jan 21, 2020
Milwaukee, have your dollar bills handy! Though it's only been on stage since 2014, Matthew Lopez's Georgia McBride is on its way to becoming a bonafide dragtastic legend. Now on stage at the Milwaukee Rep, under the fantastic direction of Meredith McDonough, the heat and heart in this play about an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen is the uplifting, energizing show audiences need right now.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jan 21, 2020
Every Tuesday night, four volunteers gather in a drab branch of Brightline taking phone calls from strangers facing hardship. Outside, the world is falling apart. As they try to help the callers, they attempt to conceal their anxieties and fears while trying to deal with their own personal catastrophes.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Here are some of the highlighted events coming to QED from Feb. 12-18, including: the city's finest drag queens and comedians find the humor in mental health at Shock Therapy Drag & Comedy ft. Shanita Bump, Kelly Bachman, Vannessa Jackson, Adele Computer, April Boddie, and hosts Marcela Onyango and Mariah Harrie Fisher (Feb. 12); stories about the theme 'Pals & Confidants' at Story Slam (Feb. 12); sketch comedy duo Soul Crush presents Twinning, a variety show based on two-person acts (Feb. 14); Aaron Zarabi hosts White Sauce Hot Sauce, featuring comics from Netflix, Comedy Central, and probably your Instagram feed (Feb. 14); Soft Core!, where NYC's quickest comics riff on sleazy late-night Cinemax movies (Feb, 14); Odd Rock Comedy Hour, a variety show brought to you by Rob Paravonian; QED's house-booked stand-up showcase QED Presents, with Bob Biggerstaff, Usama Siddiquee, Veronica Garza, Ben Katzner, and host Gabe Mollica (Feb. 15); Michelle Drozdick's solo show The Gimmick & You (Feb 16); a chance for freelancers to grab a drink and hang at Astoria Creatives Meetup (Feb. 18); and, a chance to sketch a live model at Drink & Draw (Feb. 18).
by Review Roundups - Jan 21, 2020
A Soldier's Play opens tonight on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Due to a burst pipe and water damage at Miller Chapel on the Princeton Theological Seminary campus, the Dryden Ensemble announces new locations for its February and March events in Princeton. They will present lutenist Daniel Swenberg in a free concert entitled a?oeThree Centuries of Lutesa?? on Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, located on 50 Cherry Hill Road off Hwy. 206 in Princeton, New Jersey. Admission is free. On March 13th and 14th, the ensemble presents their largest undertaking to date: a production of Bach's St. John Passion at All Saints' Church, located at 16 All Saints Road in Princeton. Both venues have plenty of parking. Tickets for the St. John Passion are $45 for general admission and $10 to students with an ID. They may be purchased at the door or online at
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Setting his intentions for the new decade, Archie Hamilton steps up for his debut BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix which aired on 18th January.
by Rob Lester - Jan 20, 2020
Witnessing the bliss of Marissa Mulder singing gems from vintage Broadway scores and classic movies, accompanied just by longtime musical director/pianist/pal/pro Bill Zeffiro, is worth risking frostbite.  
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
This year the unofficial start to the summer will be headlined by none other than Apollonia, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Danny Tenaglia, Stacey Pullen, Leon, Marco Faraone, Paco Osuna, Richy Ahmed, tINI, wAFF, Solardo, Archie Hamilton, Benny Rodrigues, Hector Couto, Lauren Lane, Jesse Calosso, Jean Pierre and Ben Sterling as well as sets on both days for the boss himself, Marco Carola. 
by Cary Ginell - Jan 20, 2020
In a 'Twilight Zone' type premise, two people who had a promising romantic relationship years before but cut it off before it could get started encounter their younger selves and try to warn them of the regret they would feel years later. The play is set in the framework of James Joyce's classic novel 'Ulysses,' with Chandra Bond playing an Irish tour guide and Trent Trachtenberg a reluctant tourist she draws into the group. Charming, wistful, and sad, 'Bloomsday' tugs at the heartstrings in all of us who have regretted the 'road not taken.'
by Andrew Child - Jan 20, 2020
As we embark on our voyage through the 2020s, it will be exciting to see if Lopez's lofty ambitions become a reality. After all, Boston theatre has just come through a huge decade of change in which our city's pertinence to the theatre world has grown. Let's look at how our relevance as a city has changed in regards to theatre as an art form in the past decade: 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Blue Monday (the third Monday in January) is traditionally known as the most depressing day of the year. The solution? Theatre, of course! Here are some of the best shows in London guaranteed to bust those blues and leave you smiling – and you won't pay any booking fees on these either!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020
Playhouse Theatre Academy is a theatre school offering recreational classes and pre-professional training. All programs, classes and workshops are held at the 224 EcoSpace, which is conveniently located for anyone in Greater Hartford area or beyond. Registration is now open for the next session of Creative Kids classes (ages 4-6).
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 19, 2020
There's never been a shortage of movies-turned-stage musicals, but where many achieve to go beyond their inspirations, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is a show that stays true to what makes the cult-classic film so beloved a?' and in doing so, is just as relevant and timely in 2020 as the movie was in 2001.
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 19, 2020
England's first female regent is often forgotten and relatively unknown, but in Soulpepper's remount of MOTHER'S DAUGHTER, Queen Mary gets her moment in the sun - whether she wants it or not.
by Sean Fallon - Jan 18, 2020
On Friday, January 17, I had the pleasure of seeing 8-TRACK THE SOUNDS OF THE 70S at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT.  This new musical conceived by Rick Seeber constitutes performances of mainstream United States chart-topping songs from the 1970s.  Incredibly talented singers Jason Beaulieu, Dan Frye, Emily Gray, and Erica Whitfield have excellent stage chemistry and vocal harmony with each other in this musical event under the wonderful direction of Kris McMurray.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 18, 2020
Neil Simon's indecision about genre in Brighton Beach Memoirs was related to his problem being direct about his parents. A true account would necessarily have revealed their fighting, his father's desertions and infidelities, and the eventual failure of their marriage, and could only have been presented as a tragedy or melodrama. A comedy (and Brighton Beach is formally a comedy) would need to present a sanitized version of what Simon remembered; it would satisfy his audience (which expected comedies) and his parents, but it would also come further from the flavor Simon wanted to present. What we get in consequence is a play in three somewhat inconsistent genres.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
With the critically acclaimed production of The Boy Friend currently running at the theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the forthcoming two productions a?" the European première of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning play Indecent, directed by Rebecca Taichman; and Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus directed by Patrick Marber, who returns to the Menier following his smash-hit production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Back by popular demand each year, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will bring back the locally written, performed locally '...And The Ball and All' with a cast like audiences have never seen before '...And The Ball and All' for just one weekend February 13 - 16 on the Main Stage.
by Mary Lincer - Jan 17, 2020
Jim Thompson, an Army Ranger and POW of the Viet Namese for 9 years, deserves to have his story widely known. In 2001, Tom Philpott published an oral biography of Thompson; later that year, the next undeclared war was triggered. Glory Denied, a 90 minute opera based on Philpott's book, definitely contributes to raising Thompson's profile. Urban Arias has mounted a strong production of the 2007 one-act work in English through January 19 in the Keegan Theatre's space on Church Street.
by Jenny Ell - Jan 17, 2020
Presented by Stage Entertainment UK and Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Strictly Come Dancing Live opened at the Arena Birmingham last night, kicking off its UK tour following another hugely successful TV series.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! Jam-packed with epic music, glitter, humor and happiness, Trolls LIVE! will visit The Theatre at Grand Prairie, February 7-9 for six Trolls-tasticperformances. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or by phone at 888-929-7849.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with New York musical theatre and cabaret star Klea Blackhurst as she returns to Drury Lane for her Cabaret Room debut in For the Love of Broadway: An Evening with Klea Blackhurst. For the Love of Broadway runs for two performances: Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm in Drury Lane's elegant and intimate Cabaret Room located at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.