Theatre Information

Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.
Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward


Cincinnati Opera's Patty Beggs To Retire In 2020
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Cincinnati Opera today announced news of a major transition to come in 2020: Patricia K. Beggs, The Harry Fath General Director and CEO, will retire at the close of the company's 100th anniversary season, after 35 years at the company. A national search for a new general director will begin immediately, to ensure a smooth transition. (more...)

Birdland Presents The Patricia Barber Trio And More Week Of March 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week with Patricia Barber Trio, Karen Mason, Kristina Koller Quartet, and more! (more...)

Broadway's Tony Award-Winning Musical COME FROM AWAY On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Milwaukee is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Milwaukee debut at the Marcus Center for a limited engagement May 7-12. COME FROM AWAY tickets are on sale now! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 7, 2019
by - Mar 7, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Justin Long, and More Cast in Vineyard's DO YOU FEEL ANGER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that casting of the New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg's DO YOU FEEL ANGER?, directed by Margot Bordelon, is now complete with Jeanne Sakata (HOLD THESE TRUTHS). Performances will begin at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Wednesday, March 13 with opening night moved to April 2. (more...)

COMPANY and COME FROM AWAY Lead Olivier Award Nominations - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Today (Tuesday 5 March), actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard, which takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford. (more...)

A.R.T. And Harvard Ed Portal To Host Lunar New Year Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Harvard Ed Portal announce the A.R.T. New Year Celebration, to be held Sunday, March 10, 3PM - 7:30PM. All are welcome at this free public event that will occur at the Harvard Ed Portal, located at 244 Western Avenue, Allston. The Harvard Ed Portal is an innovative collaborative partnership for members of the Allston-Brighton and Harvard communities to come together to share ideas and learn from one another. (more...)

BWW Review: FALSETTOS at SHN Golden Gate Theatre: outstanding 2016 revival hits the road in this musical masterpiece by James Lapine and William Finn.
by Steve Murray - Mar 22, 2019

BWW Review: FALSETTOS at SHN Golden Gate Theatre: outstanding 2016 revival hits the road in this musical masterpiece by James Lapine and William Finn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Welcomes Matt Baker In An Evening Of George Gershwin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present jazz pianist Matt Baker in an evening of George Gershwin on Monday, March 18.   (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUBILEE At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Tazewell Thompson's inspirational a cappella music infused play, Jubilee. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Written and directed by Thompson with vocal arrangements and music direction by Dianne Adams McDowell, Jubilee runs April 26 - June 2, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Matt Baker A RHAPSODY OF GERSHWIN Premieres At Birdland To A Capacity Crowd
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Jazz pianist Matt Baker returned to a capacity crowd at Birdland (315 West 44th Street NYC) with the world premier of his NEW project: A Rhapsody of Gershwin on Monday, March 18 to huge standing ovations! This brilliant show presented a whole new spin on the music one of America's most celebrated composers, with an all-star lineup from the heart of New York's jazz scene. Joining Matt Baker - Piano; were Endea Owens - double bass; Curtis Nowosad - drums; Alex Goodman - guitar; and special guests: Nico Sarbanes- trumpet & voice; and Grammy nominated vocalist Nicole Zuraitis. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Co Premieres EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the fourth show of its 40th Anniversary Season, the Southern California premiere of the stunning and wildly popular novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, adapted by Simon Block and directed by Jonathan Fox. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Brings INDECENT To Boston Featuring Original Broadway Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's Indecent, will make its Boston premiere featuring the Tony Award-winning direction by Rebecca Taichman, a seasoned Broadway design team and many members of the original Broadway cast. (more...)

VIDEO: Joshua Henry and Ricky Ubeda Perform New Take on 'Memory' from CATS
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2019

Three-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry and Ricky Ubeda have come to the Jellicle Ball and teamed up for a new take on the classic song 'Memory' from the musical Cats, combining acoustic guitar and modern dance. Check out the clip below! (more...)

Dragonfly Studio & Productions Announces New Workshop Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Dragonfly Studio & Productions will be hosting Tony Award winning producer and award winning director, Kenny Howard, in a 6 week acting intensive workshop starting March 28, 2019 for ages 15-25! This workshop will be the first of a quarterly series Dragonfly Studios will produce covering various fields of study in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Tuition is $200 and classes will be held on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm from March 28th through May 2nd at DRAGONFLY STUDIO 129 located 15 minutes from Downtown Orlando at 129 W McKey St, Ocoee, FL 34761. All levels of experience welcome! (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Announces 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Chicago Opera Theater's Orli and Bill Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya and Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director Ashley Magnus today announced the plans for the company's 47th season, to include productions of two exciting contemporary operas, a Chicago premiere by Rachmaninov, and the company's second world premiere commission. Yankovskaya will conduct each of these Chicago Opera Theater (COT) productions. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2019-20 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the three new singers and one new pianists for the 2019 20 HGO Studio. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. Seven up-and-coming opera stars remain active in the HGO Studio as well for the 2019 20 season. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Proving the enduring vibrancy and relevancy of the art form (while celebrating a milestone for its leader), Boston Lyric Opera's 2019/20 Season of new productions spans three centuries of composers -- focusing on works that reflect the highs and lows of power and politics, bringing passionate opera installations to new neighborhoods, and introducing audiences to rising stars from diverse backgrounds. Among the season highlights, Russian-born soprano Elena Stikhina returns to BLO, where she made her 2017 American debut, to sing the lead role in NORMA. Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson marks her 10th programming season, which the company will commemorate throughout the year. (more...)

Matt Baker Returns to Birdland with A RHAPSODY OF GERSHWIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

Jazz pianist Matt Baker returns to the Birdland stage (315 West 44th Street NYC 10036) with the world premier of a BRAND NEW project: A Rhapsody of Gershwin on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 pm. This show presents a whole new spin on the music one of America's most celebrated composers, with an all-star lineup from the heart of New York's jazz scene. Joining Matt Baker - Piano; are Endea Owens - double bass; Curtis Nowosad - drums; Alex Goodman - guitar; and special guests: Benny Benack III - trumpet & voice; and Grammy nominated vocalist Nicole Zuraitis. This is Gershwin, like you've never heard it. Comprising music from Crazy for You, Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, plus other exciting gems from the classical and popular worlds of George Gershwin, including the haunting Concerto in F! The cover for the show is only $30 with a $10 food / drink minimum. The doors will open at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Twelfth Annual ABC Gala To Be Held At Weill Hall At Carnegie Hall April 1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The Alexander & Buono Foundation is presenting the Twelfth Annual ABC Gala Monday evening, April 1, 2019, at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (154 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019). The Gala cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. and the dinner at 9 p.m. (more...)

Justin Long Will Join the Cast of DO YOU FEEL ANGER?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Actor and comedian Justin Long will join the cast of the New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg's DO YOU FEEL ANGER?, directed by Margot Bordelon. Performances will begin at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Wednesday, March 13 with opening night set for Sunday, March 31. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Feb. 1 for New Orleans Stop of COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its New Orleans debut at the Saenger Theatre for a limited engagement Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 2, 2019 (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 9, 2019

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, paid tribute to Nat King Cole's centennial with Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends on Friday, February 8 at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at the Kennedy Center is a Sheer Delight
by Charles Shubow - Feb 8, 2019

Norm Lewish, Jessie Muehller, and Rosie O'Connell star in a semi-staged production. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime). (more...)

BWW Review: Renée Fleming brings the Catalan Audience to Tears with American Opera and Broadway
by Guest Critic: Iskritsa Ognianova - Feb 8, 2019

On Tuesday evening, Renee Fleming and the esteemed pianist Hartmut Holl united the audiences at Palau de la Musica Catalana with a diverse repertoire by Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvo?ak, Franz Lehar , Francesco Tosti and Giacomo Puccini.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime). (more...)

Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Gets Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) and Yellow Sound Label announce the release of the original cast recording of Kristen Childs' rowdy, wild, and hilarious Bella: An American Tall Tale. Hard copies of the album, produced by Michael Croiter, can be purchased at yellowsoundlabel.com and phnyc.org beginning February 22, when it will also become available digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Apple Music. Pre-orders are available now via iTunes. (more...)

Tony Award Recipient And Broadway Legend Baayork Lee Directs City Springs Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company, presents Broadway'sWilliam Michals and Kristine Reese in Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific,'the glorious classic that poetically parallels two love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The original 1949 Broadway production, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, 'Tales of the South Pacific,' by James A. Michener, garnered 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The acclaimed 2008 Lincoln Center Theater production received seven Tony Awards, the most of any musical revival. Directed by Tony Award recipient and Broadway legend Baayork Lee, 'South Pacific'plays the Byers Theatre at TheSandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) March 8 - 17, 2019. Tickets are $30 - $62, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.comor call 404-477-4365 for more information. (more...)

ART Receives Donation, Future Performance and Research Home in Boston Hopeful
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Harvard University announced today that it has received a gift from College alumnus David E. '93 and Stacey L. Goel, which will make it possible to reimagine the University's arts campus and envision a future home for the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). The Goels' $100 million gift kicks off the University's effort to fund a state-of-the-art research and performance center in Allston that will enhance the arts community at Harvard as well as in Greater Boston. (more...)

The Lincoln Center Theater Production Of FALSETTOS Comes To Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Jujamcyn Theaters and NETworks Presentations presents the North American Tour of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Arrives In Wisconsin In One Month!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its debut at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement April 2-7. (more...)

Ezekiel Andrew, Danyel Fulton, and More Will Lead Theatre Under The Stars' RAGTIME - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the full cast for its upcoming production of Ragtime. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Cast Change For NABUCCO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi have announced that bass baritone Kevin Short will return to Sarasota Opera this season to sing the role of Zaccaria in Sarasota Opera's production of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco, opening Saturday, March 2, 2019. (more...)

The Met Announces Live In HD 2019/20 Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 14th season on October 12, with the Met's production of Puccini's Turandot, starring Christine Goerke in the title role, led by the Met's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. (more...)

The Met Announces 2019/20 Season; PORGY AND BESS, Premieres of AGRIPPINA and AKHNATEN, & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera today announced its 2019 20 season, which opens on September 23 with a new production of the Gershwins' classic American opera Porgy and Bess, last performed at the Met in 1990, starring Eric Owens and Angel Blue, directed by James Robinson and conducted by David Robertson. (more...)

Soprano Christine Goerke Headlines WNO Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces initial casting for its 2019 WNO Gala, celebrating local entrepreneur John J. Pohanka for his outstanding contributions to the organization. The Gala concert on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the Kennedy Center Opera House features Evan Rogister leading theWNO Orchestra and an array of musical stars in his inaugural performance as WNO's Principal Conductor. Headlining the concert is renowned American soprano and Grammy® Award-winner Christine Goerke, joined by Washingtonian bassSoloman Howard. In demand by major opera houses around the world including Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden, WNO audiences will remember Goerke's heroic feat of stepping in last minute to take over the role of Brunnhilde during the company's first ever complete Ring Cycle in 2016. Howard, a former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist, is the recipient of the 2019 Marian Anderson Vocal Award and most recently performed in Aida at The Met and Don Carlo with LA Opera. (more...)

George Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts (more...)

Music Institute Chorale Performs THE CREATION March 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, conducted by Daniel Wallenberg, performs Joseph Haydn's The Creation Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/15: New MOULIN ROUGE Trailer, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 15, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Finish off your week by catching up on today's top Broadway news! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/15 - MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION, THE MUSIC MAN, and More!
by BWW Special - Feb 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION, THE MUSIC MAN, and More! (more...)

Richard Jay-Alexander Turns His Eye Onto Burlesque & Honey Beavers
by BWW Features - Feb 14, 2019

On Monday, February 18th (Presidents' Day) you'll find Richard Jay-Alexander at Midtown's Urban Entertainment Hall, The Greenroom 42, as Co-Producer and Director of HONEY BEAVERS: IT'S 9:30 PM. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE? It's a headlining debut for the downtown artist, but what many of you don't know is that the same girl, by day, is Jay-Alexander's Assistant, Nellie Beavers. (more...)

The Atlanta Opera Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

"Dangerous liaisons" is the overarching theme of The Atlanta Opera's landmark 40th anniversary season. From Puccini's Cio-Cio San to Rodriguez's Frida Kahlo, most of the featured protagonists share a propensity for self-destructive relationships that threaten to bring about their downfall. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2019 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

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VIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre's DO YOU FEEL ANGER?
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2019

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that actor and comedian Justin Long will join the cast of the New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg's DO YOU FEEL ANGER?, directed by Margot Bordelon. Performances will begin at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Wednesday, March 13 with opening night set for Sunday, March 31. (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks to Executive Produce and Showrun GENIUS: ARETHA FRANKLIN for National Geographic
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

National Geographic Global Television Networks President Courteney Monroe announced today at the network's TCA presentation that Suzan-Lori Parks, Pulitzer Prize award-winning playwright of 'Topdog/Underdog,' will be executive producer and showrunner for GENIUS: ARETHA FRANKLIN. This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive scripted miniseries on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah, today announces the full cast for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, a co-production with Elliott & Harper Productions and Cindy Tolan. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now For COME FROM AWAY in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Dr. Phillips Center announced today that individual tickets for the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, go on sale today, Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Tickets For COME FROM AWAY On Sale Next Friday At Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its debut at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement April 2-7. (more...)

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