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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017
Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, presents the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 25, 2018
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the musical ROOMS a rock romance with book by Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon, music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman, and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new production at MetroStage, running Oct 11-Nov 11.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its New Works Series on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals A Walk on the Moon and We Live in Cairo. The live 45-minute presentation will also feature a conversation with the writers and creative team.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 18, 2018
Theater stalwart Jamie Du Mont, Lucille Lortel Award winner Leslie Kritzer, writer and theater critic Rob Russo, and Tony Award nominee JenniferSimard announced today that their brand-new Broadway-centric podcast, The Fabulous Invalid, will officially launch tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will continue to host weekly free live streams of its New Works Series each Wednesday evening at 7PM ET. Upcoming September installments of the series include excerpts from the new musicals A Walk On The Moon, Walt and Roy, We Live In Cairo, Loch Ness and more.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 9, 2019
The Assembly announced that Tony Award-winning producer Meredith Lucio has joined the company as Producing Director while Associate Producer Emily Caffery has been promoted to the role of Artistic Producer.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 30, 2018
One of the best things about being a columnist is you can introduce some fresh new talent to the public. Take, for example, today's subject Candice Shedd-Thompson who is currently living her theatre life onstage at MetroStage in its tenth anniversary production of the pop-rock musical Rooms a Rock Romance. The production runs through November 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017
The Grand Theatre announces that due to high demand its production of ONCE has been extended.
by Barbara Johnson - Oct 17, 2018
Returning to MetroStage for its tenth anniversary, ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE boasts an enthusiastic two-person cast and energetic backing band. It's exactly as described, a simple girl-meets-boy tale steeped in 1970s musical flair. But instead of boiling the romance down to timeless emotion, the book's simplicity and pat ending make this a bit of a tough sell.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2019
Performances are set to begin this Tuesday, October 15th, with the official Opening Night on October 25th, for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the TRU November Panel - Understanding Off-Broadway: Defining and Achieving Success on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at Actors Temple Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the TRU November Panel - Understanding Off-Broadway: Defining and Achieving Success tonight, November 14, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 10, 2017
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the TRU November Panel -Understanding Off-Broadway: Defining and Achieving Success on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC. For more details, visit https://truonline.org/events/understanding-off-broadway/.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 25, 2020
Lena shares what it was like to grow up in an artistic household with dancer parents and how her sister who loved musical theater was her gateway into performing.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 24, 2021
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the always wonderful Leslie Kritzer!
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2018
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Confessions of a Mormon Boy as a special Mainstage Season bonus production this summer, written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2019
The Broadway transfer of Beetlejuice begins previews tonight, March 28th. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 23, 2018
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Title Wave at Bay Street: The 5th Annual New Works Festival, May 4 - 6, 2018. All readings are free, but tickets are required, as these events typically sell out. Tickets are available now at baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2020
Alex Brightman and Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, the current lead actors in the hit Broadway musical Beetlejuice, will announce the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The announcement event takes place on Thursday morning, April 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 4th Floor) and will be streamed live via BroadwayWorld.com.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season will be the World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director. The other two previously announced shows will be the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE, which will now run from June 25 - July 21. This new play is by Alan Fox and will be directed by three-time Tony Award Winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The third show will be a bold new re-envisioning of Irving Berlin's classic musical ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, (July 30 - August 25) with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields. This production will be directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street's Frost/Nixon). The casts and creative teams will be announced soon. Subscriptions are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 6, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce THE PROMPTER, the first production of the 2019 Mainstage Season, had a successful opening night on June 1. The show runs through June 16. This World Premiere stars Tovah Feldshuh (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Walking Dead, Golda's Balcony) and Wade Dooley (Jersey Boys), who is also the playwright. Single tickets on sale now or tickets can be purchased now as part of the 3-play subscription package for the 2019 Mainstage Season. Call the Box Office at 631-725-9500; open daily 11 am - showtime or log on to baystreet.org.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2017
On Saturday, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 9, 2018
William Finn was in the house to introduce Comedian, Actress, Writer, and Broadway star Leslie Kritzer to the audience in Mr. Finn's Cabaret last night. The Berkshires answer to Feinstien's/54 Below and Birdland is housed below Barrington Stage Co's St. Germain Stage and has some of the most consummate Broadway and Cabaret stars on it's intimate stage this season. Charles Bush and Marilyn Maye are on the schedule this summer as well as Melissa Manchester on the Mainstage.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 9, 2018
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the line-up for performers and post-show facilitators for NEW SONGS NOW, an unplugged concert series taking place July 22 through July 26 at 7:00pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Legally Blonde the Musical!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2020
Award-winning costume designer Alejo Vietti joins The National Arts Club on Wednesday, August 5 at 3:00 PM (EST) to for an online conversation on the art of designing for Broadway.
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2018
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported, Tony Award Winner Gary Beach passed away this week at age 70. He is survived by his husband Jeffrey Barnett.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2018
RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER in partnership with CHANT BANK and ST. JOHN'S IN THE VILLAGE is pleased to announce RESISTANCE JAMBOREE taking place on July 22, 2018 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at St. John's in the Village (218 West 11th St).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present theTRU July Panel - Is Off-Broadway Broken? And Can We Fix It? tonight, July 18, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Confessions of a Mormon Boy as a special Mainstage Season bonus production this summer, written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 17, 2018
MORMON BOY TRILOGY, three solo plays written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, will play Bay Street this week in a special engagement.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2021
The beloved musical Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, explores one of the greatest romances of all time and paints a luminous picture of a fleeting moment when justice, peace, and righteousness reigned supreme.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present theTRU July Panel - Is Off-Broadway Broken? And Can We Fix It? on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theater.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 11, 2018
Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Confessions of a Mormon Boy, a special Mainstage Season bonus production, is now in rehearsal. Confessions of a Mormon Boy is written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. The one-man play will have five showings only from July 17 - July 22 and is Part 1 in Fales' new Mormon Boy Trilogy. Performances will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 7 pm; Thursday, July 19 at 5 pm for a special Twilight Performance; Friday, July 20 at 8 pm; Saturday, July 21 at 5 pm for a second Twilight Performance; and Sunday, July 22 at 2 pm. Tickets for Confessions of a Mormon Boy are on sale now and range from $40 - $136. To purchase, visit baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017
On Today, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 9, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminar series focused on the "Off Broadway Producing Experience" on Saturday, January 26th 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2020
New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's world premiere stage adaptation of his novel MIDWIVES will conclude its acclaimed limited run today (Sunday) at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. The production officially opened January 24th to unanimous rave reviews led by Broadway World which hailed it as a?oeengrossing and unforgettable!a?? Chris Bohjalian's book, which has sold more than two million copies since its publication, was an early selection of Oprah's Book Club and its 2001 film adaptation starred Sissy Spacek.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2018
Multiple sources have revealed a starry cast for the upcoming West End production of Chess at London's Coliseum. The cast is said to include Michael Ball (The Russian), Alexandra Burke (Svetlana), Murray Head (The Arbiter), Tim Howar (The American) and Cassidy Janson (Florence).
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2018
As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2017
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) releases their latest podcasts through TRUpods: October's panel 'Women Producers: What They Uniquely Bring to the Table;' November's 'Understanding Off-Broadway: Defining and Achieving Success;' and December's 'Beyond Broadway: A Broader Perspective on Developing New Musicals.' TRUpods also hosts a selection of the last two years of TRU panels and selected workshops, including modules from three popular Producer Boot Camps: 'Recognizing Commercial Potential,' 'Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing' and 'Essentials of Self-Producing.' Podcasts are free for members of TRU, $10 per podcast for non-members. Memberships can be purchased online at https://truonline.org/membership for $95/year for individual membership, $130/year for a group or company. Podcasts are available at https://truonline.org/pay-per-view
by in 1: the podcast - Dec 21, 2018
It's a Christmas miracle and a brand new episode this week as we sit down with Costume Designer Alejo Vietti AND a very special guest, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller! Jessie is probably most known for having originated the role of Carole King in the Broadway production of "Beautiful", and all her fabulous clothes came from the mind of this week's guest.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 21, 2017
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) releases their latest podcasts through TRUpods: October's panel 'Women Producers: What They Uniquely Bring to the Table;' November's 'Understanding Off-Broadway: Defining and Achieving Success;' and December's 'Beyond Broadway: A Broader Perspective on Developing New Musicals.' TRUpods also hosts a selection of the last two years of TRU panels and selected workshops, including modules from three popular Producer Boot Camps: 'Recognizing Commercial Potential,' 'Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing' and 'Essentials of Self-Producing.' Podcasts are free for members of TRU, $10 per podcast for non-members. Memberships can be purchased online at https://truonline.org/membership for $95/year for individual membership, $130/year for a group or company. Podcasts are available at https://truonline.org/pay-per-view
by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2018
Arion Productions has announced actor Annette Badland as their patron. She joins composer Howard Goodall CBE and playwright Martin Sherman as champions of the London based theatre company, under the Artistic Direction of Andrew Keates.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2019
Bay Street Theater and Guild Hall, in association with Jamie Cesa and Bel Chiasso Entertainment present a free concert staged reading of The Romeo & Juliet Project, a new musical, featuring the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with book by Bradley Bredeweg. This FREE community event will be held in Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY on August 16 and 17 at 7 pm and is the latest installment of Bay Street's ongoing Under the Stars Community Outreach Program. The performance is directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017
Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Title Wave at Bay Street: The 6th Annual New Works Festival, May 3 - 5. All readings are free, but tickets are required, as these events typically sell out. Tickets are available now at baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, or until show time.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season. The World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; will be directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 3, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Watch today's chat with Beetlejuice star Leslie Kritzer!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2019
Lively McCabe Entertainment Co-President Michael Barra proudly announces a slate of three new stage musicals in partnership with licensing agency Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) and music powerhouse BMG. These initial three projects, all which will have premiere productions in 2020 (TBA), will feature select music from the BMG catalog, as part of their previously announced partnership with Lively McCabe.