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by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro's newest play CONSCIENCE is set to begin performances tonight (Tuesday) at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. CONSCIENCE stars Broadway favorite and Tony winner Harriet Harris as Margaret Chase Smith, the influential senator who said no to Joseph McCarthy. The official Opening Night is this Friday evening, March 6th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Pianist/singer Steve Ross recently brought his new concert, “He's the Top: Cole Porter Songs from List to Lust” to the Birdland stage, located in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
The 2020 Oliver Award nominations have been announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2020
PBS has unlocked a selection of its shows and concerts in its Live From Lincoln Center and Great Performances series, for a limited time.
by Katie Laban - Mar 26, 2020
Due to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's' temporary ban on all large group events in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, theatres across the state are postponing and/or canceling performances. BroadwayWorld Detroit is doing its best to combine a list of those performances in one place for theatergoers. If a theatre or any information is missing, please email Katie.Laban@gmail.com for it to be added. *This is a developing story, with more information being added as it becomes available.
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 2, 2020
The theatre stars aligned this past Sunday for the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards at the Prince of Wales Theatre, which shrug off its usual Mormon clothes for the occasion. Marking this huge milestone, the team turned it up a notch and celebrated in style, with Paul Taylor-Mills as a producer.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Mar 2, 2020
As the nominees and guests were arriving last night for the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards we managed to steal some of the nominees and presenters away for a quick chat. BroadwayWorld UK reporter Jamie Body discussed with them the importance of the audience to the theatre as well where they would keep their award if they won.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Mar 2, 2020
What better way to end the BroadwayWorld UK coverage of the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards than with backstage interviews with some of the winners and the presenters who gave them their awards.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
The National Theatre has revealed that they are looking into possible options for streaming their content.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
In response to the University of Michigan's prohibition on campus events that would convene 100 people or more through April 21, the University Musical Society (UMS) will cancel almost all remaining events in the 2019-20 season to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Tony winner Harriet Harris, currently starring as Margaret Chase Smith in Joe DiPietro's CONSCIENCE, will be this week's special guest on the popular radio talk show 'State of the Arts,' on WPKN (89.5 FM) tomorrow (Friday) at 12:25 PM. The interview may also be heard at wpkn.org. Two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro's newest play opened March 6th to critical acclaim at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.
by Marianka Swain - Mar 11, 2020
This is perhaps an odd time for Nöel Coward's comedy about death and supernatural apparitions to land in the West End – Richard Eyre's revival transferring from Theatre Royal Bath. On the other hand, there's something comforting about Coward's portrait of the afterlife as essentially a continuation, with our personalities, desires and enmities very much intact. Plus the opportunity to socialise with Joan of Arc.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2020
At a ceremony tonight at the Prince of Wales Theatre hosted by Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson, the winners of the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were announced. For the first time this year the event was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 hosted by Elaine Paige and Paddy O'Connell.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Mar 1, 2020
BroadwayWorld UK reports Jamie Body and Cindy Marcolina attended the event and here is a sneak peek at what went down at the awards.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Baruch Performing Arts Center will present a work-in-process presentation of Siachen from April 30-May 2, 2020 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $11-$26 and can be purchased online at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/1014637.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Join Emmy-winning actress Edie Falco and Michelle Miller (CBS This Morning: Saturday) for a conversation about her acclaimed career and her new role as the title character of CBS' new series, Tommy. Falco is already generating buzz for her nuanced portrayal of the first female chief of the LAPDa?"a character navigating between her job in a male-dominated field, a fractured relationship with her estranged adult daughter and her life in the LGBTQ community.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is returning to New York in a special concert presentation from Manhattan Concert Productions on February 17th at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall! In celebration of the highly-anticipated production, we're giving you a guide to the star-studded cast, including Noah Galvin, Alex Newell, Jessica Vosk, Andy Karl, and so many more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Adult in the Room,” a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, starring acclaimed Broadway, television and film actress Orlagh Cassidy.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
a?oeThe Adult in the Room,a?? a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, starring acclaimed Broadway, television and film actress Orlagh Cassidy. Directed by Heather Arnson and Conor Bagley, the play is produced by Tony/Emmy/Olivier Award-winning producer Jim Kierstead (a?oeKinky Boots,a?? a?oePippin,a?? a?oeHadestowna??) Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Karn (a?oeMatt Shepard is a Friend of Minea??) and Broadway producer William Fernandez (a?oeThe Inheritance,a?? a?oeThe Great Cometa??). Previews begin Jan. 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
In 2020, Sierra Stages presents its 12th season of quality local theater in Grass Valley and Nevada City with three diverse offerings: a?oeBlithe Spirita?? by Noël Coward, a?oeSweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Streeta?? by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, and a?oeEscaped Alonea?? by Caryl Churchill.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
BroadwayCon 2020 will host an exclusive panel with award-winning casting director Jen Rudin and Broadway actor Bhavesh Patel. The panel will take place Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3 p.m and is open to all BroadwayCon attendees. The panel features a lively chat based on Rudin's book Confessions of a Casting Director (HarperCollins) with audition stories from a casting director's perspective and Patel's experiences as a Broadway actor.
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2020
Allison talks about loving Carol Burnett, wanting to work with her, recently turning 60, “The West Wing,” and her new Amazon Prime movie Troop Zero.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
'Dear Mom summer camp isn't fun anymore, everyone is dying.' 'Dear Ron things haven't been the same since we found out we were related.' 'I, Becka McNeil state herein that upon my death Drew Kopel has all legal rights to my skull.' IAMA Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Found, a new musical inspired by Davy Rothbart's popular Found magazine, which features scores of actual discarded notes and letters that have been 'found' in the real world by everyday people.
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2020
BroadwayHD debuted their slate of digital captures with Broadway & Beyond Theatricals at The APAP Conference at the Midtown Hilton to an extremely receptive and enthusiastic crowd. The BroadwayHD and Broadway & Beyond Theatricals partnership provides an opportunity for participating performing arts venues to attract new audience members in their communities. Theaters can offer these screenings featuring marquis talent at more flexible times and a lower cost to patrons than a live stage show, which could appeal to less traditional theater audiences such as college students and young professionals. The digital captures of these Broadway hits also provide theaters with the opportunity to introduce new audiences to their venues, alongside a variety of other programming and potentially create return customers for future events.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Classic Stage Company has cancelled the first two preview performances of Kate Hamill's reimagining of Dracula, directed by Sarna Lapine, due to an issue with heat in the theater that has delayed technical rehearsals this week. The production will now run January 16 a?" March 8.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2020
The rumors are true! Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf will lead a revival of Death of a Salesman. While not officially announced, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the long-rumored production will come to Broadway in spring 2021.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 7, 2020
The wonderful and talented employees of Feinstein's/54 Below are at it again! A new edition of the infamous 54 DOES 54 staff show is coming up in a few days, and Stephen Mosher wants to get to know these gifted artists, so he sent each of them four questions to answer about their lives in show business.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Jesse Berger - Red Bull Theater Founder and Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson - Red Bull Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced that the Twelfth Annual Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Monday March 30th will celebrate the company's 17th Season and honor Kate Burton, André De Shields, and Theatre Development Fund with the 2020 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater. Proceeds from the evening will support all of Red Bull Theater's programs including its upcoming Off-Broadway production of The Alchemist.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020
Today's top stories: Broadway gathers to remember Jerry Herman tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
A brand new production of the classic thriller, Dial M for Murder, will run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow next month as part of UK tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Hangmen is officially in previews on Broadway! Martin McDonagh's Hangmen marks McDonagh's seventh play to be produced on Broadway and his return to the stage following his BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Hangmen will officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Opening night of the West Coast premiere of 'Found: A New Musical' was held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center last Thursday, Feb. 20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Ahead of the 20th annual WhatsOnStage Awards this Sunday, 1 March, at the Prince of Wales Theatre - hosted by Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson, and for the first time this year broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 hosted by Elaine Paige and Paddy O'Connell a?' WhatsOnStage announce the presenters of the individual awards: Aimie Atkinson, Amy Booth-Steel, Amy Hart, Max Harwood, Tyrone Huntley, John Kani, Oti Mabusi, Danny Mac, Daniel Monks, Vinegar Strokes, Liam Tamne, Giles Terera, Faye Tozer and Susan Wokoma. In addition, Maureen Beattie will present the Equity Award for Services to Theatre; and Elaine Paige will present the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Center Theatre Group has announced its 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre, which features Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, The Prom, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Broadway designer James Youmans (West Side Story, Gypsy, Come Fly Away) has just revealed his set renderings for two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro's newest play CONSCIENCE, which is set to begin performances March 3rd at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. CONSCIENCE will star Broadway favorite and Tony winner Harriet Harris as Margaret Chase Smith, the influential senator who said no to Joseph McCarthy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
IAMA Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Found, a new musical inspired by Davy Rothbart's popular Found Magazine, which features scores of actual discarded notes and letters that have been 'found' in the real world by everyday people.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the award-winning fabulous and feel good musical sensation, is delighted to announce that actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound and actor, writer and comedian Katy Brand will be joining the cast this March to play Hugo/Loco Chanelle and Miss Hedge at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director), will welcome the world premiere of BOYS WILL BE BOYS, written by Melissa Bubnic and directed by Lily Dorment.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
The Sierra Stages 2020 season opens with the classic Noël Coward comedy a?oeBlithe Spirita??, playing four weekends only from February 28 a?" March 21 at the historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced additional cast members for the Gala Benefit Reading of the beloved classic comedy Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Mr. Silverstein featuring an all-star cast. The one night only event in celebration of Keen's 20th anniversary will take place Monday, February 24th at 7 PM at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Andrew Scott, Sharon D. Clarke, Juliet Stevenson, Sam Tutty and Hammed Animashaun have won top acting honours at the 2019 Critics Circle Theatre Awards, held today (11 February 2020) at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End, hosted by Critics' Circle Drama Section Chairman Henry Hitchings.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Rehearsals are underway for two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro's newest play CONSCIENCE at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. CONSCIENCE will star Broadway favorite and Tony winner Harriet Harris as Margaret Chase Smith, the influential senator who said no to Joseph McCarthy. Performances begin March 3rd.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro's newest play CONSCIENCE is set to begin performances March 3rd at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. CONSCIENCE will star Broadway favorite and Tony winner Harriet Harris as Margaret Chase Smith, the influential senator who said no to Joseph McCarthy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The 20th annual WhatsOnStage Awards take place on 1 March at the Prince of Wales Theatre, hosted by Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson, and for the first time this year will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 hosted by Elaine Paige and Ken Bruce. Additional award presenters will be announce shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Next up on The Players Club of Swarthmore's Mainstage is Noel Coward's (Private Lives, Design For Living, Present Laughter, Blithe Spirit) enduring comedy farce, Hay Fever. The play is set in the English country house of the Bliss family in the 1920's. Their plans of a quiet weekend with invited guests come to an exhausting and hilarious finale. Hay Fever is directed by Timothy P. Oskin. Tickets are available online at www.pcstheater.org. For group rates, contact groupsales@pcstheater.org.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 22, 2019
Each year, Broadway champions works both new and old, welcoming a fresh crop of plays from playwrights both at home and abroad every season. Their works enrapture audiences, offering takes on comedy, drama, history and everything in between, dazzling in their relevance, sparkling in their spectacle, and often challenging in their complexity.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
'The Adult in the Room,' a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Jan. 26 at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, starring Broadway, television and film actress Orlagh Cassidy.
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Apr 2, 2020
Since the day that the theaters in New York closed, I've felt a little emptiness in my heart. Not seeing the actors I follow on social media getting ready for shows that day, was a strange experience as I'd grown so used to it over these past few years. Looking at photos of the Theater District in Manhattan felt like looking at a ghost town, with only a few people wandering around outside and no sign of the usual buzzing energy.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Sadly, the 2020 Olivier Awards won't be going ahead as planned due to the coronavirus shutdown, although ITV will broadcast a highlights show. So, BroadwayWorld reviewers have been thinking back to some of our favourite Oliviers winners, nominees and performances from past years - plus some of the incredible nominees from this year who we would have loved to see honoured.