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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Reimagined ONE FLEA SPARE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company presents ONE FLEA SPARE, set to play Off-Broadway at the Sheen Center this fall. Tony Award nominee Concetta Tomei (The Clean House, Othello, 'Providence'), Remy Zaken(Spring Awakening), and Gordon Joseph Weiss (Fool for Love, Daphne's Dive) are set to star in this 20th year anniversary production, which marks the play's first appearance in New York City since its debut at The Public Theater in 1996. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW Review: WOZA SARAFINA! at Cape Town Fringe a Disruption that Needs to Erupt
by David Fick - Sep 25, 2016

Writer-director Koleka Putuma's assemblage of ideas and motifs in WOZA Sarafina! is constructed within the context of the #RhodesMustFall movement and is informed by the ideologies that underpin that movement. While it speaks many truths, the play never finds a way to deliver more than just "the feels". (more...)

Encore Theatre Productions presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Encore Theatre Productions brings the contemporary musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be performed at Elgin Academy in the Kimball Street Theatre, 350 Park Street, Elgin, IL. Performances are: September 21, 23 at 7:30pm; September 24 at 3 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, please go to our website at www.encoretheatreproductions.com, or at the door. (more...)

Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE Gets 20th Anniversary Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will present the 20th year anniversary production of 'One Flea Spare' by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod, Off-Broadway October 16 to November 13 at Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. The production will feature Broadway vets Concetta Tomei, Gordon Joseph Weiss and Remy Zaken. (more...)

JUST NUMBERS and More Set for Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre has announced its 2016-17 season, featuring three World Premieres of original, poetry-forward, interdisciplinary theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

On October 14 and 15, Prospect Theater will be filled with the joyous sounds of a live big band, and 80s songs that defined your life. Take On Me will send audiences back to the 1950's New Orleans in this musical revue featuring four couples struggling with the highs and lows of love! All told with 80's pop hit, the four couples promise a swinging good time "all night long." (more...)

THE LION KING's Thuli Dumakude to Lead SING! South African Holiday Celebration Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Led by the magnificent voice of Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, the film Cry Freedom) and featuring an ensemble of American and South African women, SING! A SOUTH AFRICAN AND AMERICAN MUSICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION will celebrate the joyous holiday season from many threads of culture. (more...)

New Revival of Suzan-Lori Parks' TOPDOG/UNDERDOG to Hit NYC This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Ugo Chukwu and Donaldo Prescod star as Lincoln and Booth, two presciently named, African American brothers, attempting to find their version of the American Dream. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

On October 14 and 15, Prospect Theater will be filled with the joyous sounds of a live big band, and 80s songs that defined your life. Take On Me will send audiences back to the 1950's New Orleans in this musical revue featuring four couples struggling with the highs and lows of love! All told with 80's pop hit, the four couples promise a swinging good time "all night long." (more...)

THE LION KING's Thuli Dumakude to Lead SING! South African Holiday Celebration Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Led by the magnificent voice of Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, the film Cry Freedom) and featuring an ensemble of American and South African women, SING! A SOUTH AFRICAN AND AMERICAN MUSICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION will celebrate the joyous holiday season from many threads of culture. (more...)

New Revival of Suzan-Lori Parks' TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Hits NYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Ugo Chukwu and Donaldo Prescod star as Lincoln and Booth, two presciently named, African American brothers, attempting to find their version of the American Dream. (more...)

Rendah Heywood Joins Delphi Harrington and More in Rising Circle's THIS TIME
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Inspired by the memoirs of a Muslim woman who fought for her independence at a turning point in Egypt's modern history, THIS TIME is a lush new play about regret, romance, and familial responsibility. (more...)

Theater with a View Announces RABBIT HOLE Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Theater with a View, Pottstown's professional site-specific theatre company, returns this July with a brand new production of David Linday-Abaire's award-winning drama Rabbit Hole. The production, which will be staged entirely outdoors at the Sycamore Hill estate (481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA), begins previews on Wednesday, July 12 and will run through Saturday, July 29. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance just presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards), yesterday The Beacon High School in Manhattan. This annual talent showcase featured 44 students representing 26 New York City metro area high schools competing for the coveted title of Best Actress and Best Actor in a musical. (more...)

2016 Roger Rees Awards Honor New York Students; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards) on Sunday, May 22 at The Beacon School in Manhattan. The two-hour showcase hosted by Tim Federle (co-writer of Tuck Everlasting) featured 35 students who had played leading roles at 26 high school located throughout the five boroughs of New York, Long Island and Westchester. (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

FIREBIRD: REIMAGINED, Featuring Larger-Than-Life Puppets, Comes to the Mann
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

On July 20, in celebration of its 40th season, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present the North American premiere of FIREBIRD: REIMAGINED, a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's orchestral score for the 1910 ballet The Firebird. (more...)

Pipeline Theatre Company to Present PLAYING HOT as First Big Mystery Show, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

?Pipeline Theatre Company presents PLAYING HOT as its inaugural Big Mystery Show on Saturday June 4th at 7:30pm at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson St., NYC). Tickets ($20) are currently available for purchase online at http://www.pipelinetheatre.org. (more...)

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights. (more...)

BWW Review: Epic and Bold SAMSON Premieres at Sight & Sound Theatres
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 15, 2016

I would rack SAMSON up as another strong outing for Sight & Sound Theatres. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Un-Common's Young Performers Production of Disney's THE LION KING JR.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tickets are now available for The Un-Common Young Performers Production of "Disney's The Lion King JR" being presented atQualters Middle School, Mansfield on March 10-12, 2017!  Tickets are available for shows on Today, March 10th at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 pm and Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 pm.  Pre-Sale Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or on line at http://unco-lionking.brownpapertickets.com/. (more...)

SARAFINA! Set for Mann's 2016 Young People's Concert Series, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present the musical Sarafina! to kick off the Mann's 2016 Young People's Concert Series on June 14. This special performance, presented by the Mann, Howard University's Department of Theater Arts and NEWorks Productions, is a musical inspired by the 1976 Soweto Student Uprising, when more than 10,000 South African youth boldly defended their right to an education that affirmed their cultural identity and heritage. Now, 40 years later, the inspiring story of these brave South African students comes to life on the Mann's main stage in this production by Howard University. Sarafina! is Directed by Eric Ruffin with choreography by Jakari Sherman, the book, music and lyrics are by Mbongeni Ngema and arranged by Mbongeni Ngema and Hugh Masekela. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Fugard Theatre's KING KONG: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Over half a century since the original production, the Fugard Theatre's forthcoming, brand new production of the legendary South African musical KING KONG is fully cast, with rehearsals commencing on 12 June. (more...)

Pipeline Theatre Company to Present PLAYING HOT, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Pipeline Theatre Company presents PLAYING HOT as its inaugural Big Mystery Show on Saturday June 4th at 7:30pmat The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson St., NYC). Tickets ($20) are currently available for purchase online at http://www.pipelinetheatre.org. (more...)

FIREBIRD: REIMAGINED, Featuring Larger-Than-Life Puppets, Comes to the Mann
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

On July 20, in celebration of its 40th season, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present the North American premiere of FIREBIRD: REIMAGINED, a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's orchestral score for the 1910 ballet The Firebird. (more...)

Actor & Singer/Songwriter Alfred Jackson to Hold Album Release & Benefit Concert at the Avalon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Indie Nights Presents live at the Avalon actor, singer and songwriter Alfred Jackson for a 'Complicated' album release and benefit concert. The concert will take place July 30th at 6pm. (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce Disney's THE LION KING JR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now it comes to the HCTO stage complete with the music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice. (more...)

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre Presents the American Premiere of TERROR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

As part of its new permanent residency and management role at Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Miami New Drama officially begins its 2017 season with the American premiere of Terror. The play will be directed by two-time Tony Award-winning Director Gregory Mosher, who is also the former Artistic Director of Lincoln Center in New York City. Under the Artistic Direction of Co-Founder Michel Hausmann, Miami New Drama brings the American adaptation and translation of this German play stateside. The original German version has been translated not only in script, but also to be consistent with American law. Previews for the American premiere of Terror begin January 26, 2017 and the show runs January 28 through February 19, 2017.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 28, 2017
by - Jan 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Un-Common's Young Performers Production of Disney's THE LION KING JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Tickets are now available for The Un-Common Young Performers Production of "Disney's The Lion King JR" being presented atQualters Middle School, Mansfield on March 10-12, 2017!  Tickets are available for shows on Friday, March 10th at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 pm and Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 pm.  Pre-Sale Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or on line at http://unco-lionking.brownpapertickets.com/. (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

THE PITCH - a New Play with Music about a Pitch for a Musical Play - to Premiere at the Alexander Upstairs in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

THE PITCH, a new musical play by Callum Tilbury and Roland Perold, will premiere at the Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this March. Tilbury has written the book for the show, also supplying additional lyrics for Perold's original score. Musical arrangements for THE PITCH are by David Lubbe. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces East End Music and Kids Film Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that they will be open every weekend during the winter season offering an increase in programming including a special documentary film series, as well as a series of Sunday kid films.   (more...)

Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Join Broadway Inspirational Voices in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY -- an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring four of Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices -- will debut at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). (more...)

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre Presents the American Premiere of TERROR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As part of its new permanent residency and management role at Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Miami New Drama officially begins its 2017 season with the American premiere of Terror. The play will be directed by two-time Tony Award-winning Director Gregory Mosher, who is also the former Artistic Director of Lincoln Center in New York City. Under the Artistic Direction of Co-Founder Michel Hausmann, Miami New Drama brings the American adaptation and translation of this German play stateside. The original German version has been translated not only in script, but also to be consistent with American law. Previews for the American premiere of Terror begin January 26, 2017 and the show runs January 28 through February 19, 2017.   (more...)

Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY - an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices - has added special guest stars Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung and Jarrod Spector. The concert takes place at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). Michael McElroy and The Broadway Inspirational Voices will be joined by previously-announced performers Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry and Marcus Paul James. The music will be performed with the signature soul and innovative musical arrangements of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices. This event will help benefit the BIV Outreach Program. Tickets begin at $30, and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bbkingblues.com. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from August 25th through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville. (more...)

KING KONG Sells Out Cape Town Run; Return Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The Eric Abraham and Fugard Theatre production of KING KONG has sold out its Cape Town first run. The show ends at the Fugard Theatre on 2 September before transferring to the Mandela Theatre at the Joburg Theatre in Johannesburg from 12 September until 8 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Flat Rock Playhouse's THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from tonight, August 25th, through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

JUST NUMBERS and More Set for Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre has announced its 2016-17 season, featuring three World Premieres of original, poetry-forward, interdisciplinary theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from August 25th through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG Home to Joburg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Over half a century since the world premiere of the original production of KING KONG, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre bring this legendary and iconic musical home to Johannesburg. The run will come hot off the Cape Town season, which is currently playing to rave reviews, rapturous responses and sold-out houses at the Fugard Theatre. (more...)

Concetta Tomei, Remy Zaken to Lead Reimagined ONE FLEA SPARE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company has announced casting for the upcoming production of ONE FLEA SPARE, set to play Off-Broadway at the Sheen Center this fall. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

The Wilder Family and Samuel French present STAGING WILDER—A LIVE STREAM CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

Rendah Heywood Joins Delphi Harrington and More in Rising Circle's THIS TIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Inspired by the memoirs of a Muslim woman who fought for her independence at a turning point in Egypt's modern history, THIS TIME is a lush new play about regret, romance, and familial responsibility. (more...)

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