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VIDEO: Rita Moreno Talks Getting Animated in New Series NINA'S WORLD
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The great Rita Moreno gets animated with the TODAY anchors about NINA'S WORLD, the new animated show on Sprout in which she supplies the voice of a character called Abuelita. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rita Moreno Previews Her All Spanish Album- UNA VEZ MAS
by Walter McBride - Sep 22, 2015

Rita Moreno returns to music with her first all Spanish Album- Una Vez Mas. The album was produced by Grammy winning producer Emilio Estefan and Nicholas Tovar. The album contains for the first time in Spanish, 'Somewhere' from West Side Story. Rita is the first Hispanic artist to win all four major American entertainment award including an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. In December, Rita will receive the Kennedy Center Honor. (more...)

Akhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

A wide range of stories and voices comprise Goodman Theatre's 2015/2016 Season-a 'Big-Bold-Brilliant' line-up, beginning this month. (more...)

Cast Complete for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-nominated writer Nia Vardalos, with direction by Thomas Kail. This richly funny, uplifting new show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos and will also feature Vardalos as the anonymous online advice columnist 'Sugar.' (more...)

EGOT Winner Rita Moreno Opens Up About Her Most 'Humiliating' Audition
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Even EGOT winners don't have a perfect track record in the audition room. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES Brings New Light to Immigrant Experience
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Luis Alfaro's Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles comes to The Armory after a triumphant six-month run in Ashland. (more...)

Passage Theatre in Trenton Presents Tanya Saracho's SONG FOR THE DISAPPEARED; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2015

Complete casting has been announced for the opening production of Passage Theatre's 30th anniversary season, Song for the Disappeared, a world premiere by Tanya Saracho. Directed by Alex Correia, the production will play Trenton's The Mill Hill Playhouse through October 25. (more...)

A Red Orchid to Stage Youth Project World Premiere of THE HAVEN PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

A Red Orchid Theatre presents a new youth project: the world premiere of The Haven Place by Levi Holloway, directed by Steven Wilson. The production will run December 8 - December 30, 2016 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells, with the official opening performance on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Premieres by Rachel Bonds, Jason Kim and The Bengsons Set for Ars Nova's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ars Nova, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, has announced 18 months of boundary-pushing world premiere productions, all commissioned and developed by Ars Nova at their West 54th Street home. (more...)

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Public Theater presents TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-nominated writer Nia Vardalos, with direction by Thomas Kail. This richly funny, uplifting new show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos and will also feature Vardalos as the anonymous online advice columnist 'Sugar.' (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre LES BLANCS Opens 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lorraine Hansberry considered this to be her most important play. It was her final work. Directed by Gregg T. Daniel, Les Blancs depicts the waning days of colonialism crossing into the 20th century as it reveals the impossible moral choices faced by individuals who must reconcile personal happiness with idealism. What happens when what we want and what we think is right is not what must be done? This play is rich with music and dance and set in and around a mission compound in Africa. The time is yesterday, today, and tomorrow-- but not very long after that.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rita Moreno Breaks Into Rap During Berklee Commencement Ceremony
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2016

The legendary EGOT winner Rita Moreno laid down some serious wisdom at this year's Berklee Commencement Ceremony in the most memorable way possible: through rap. Watch the video here! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/08/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/08/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/29/2016 for Chicago (more...)

TOKYO FISH STORY Begins at The Old Globe Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

Kimber Lee's drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, begins today, May 28 at The Old Globe. The production runs through June 26, 2016, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/22/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Alice Rapoport Center for Education & Engagement Opens Today at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Goodman Theatre Chair Joan Clifford previously announced the Alice will open today, May 18, in conjunction with the Goodman-curated citywide Celebration of Chicago native playwright Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, To Be Young, Gifted and Black). (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in Residence
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/15/2016 for Chicago (more...)

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce 2015 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors - formerly called The California High School Musical Honors - announced today the 2015 nominees who will compete in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges on Monday, June 1, 2015 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Chicago (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Speical with Director Anne Kauffman of SMOKEFALL
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 9, 2016

Kauffman's deft hand with the quirky work of contemporary playwrights has earned her awards in NY and regionally. (more...)

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, New Musical UNISON and More Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 playbill today. (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Tops Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

A panel of nationally recognized judges, including Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winner, Rita Moreno; choreographer and Broadway dancer Michael Balderrama; director Michael Donovan; and producer, director and choreographer Andy Ferrara, announced the 2015 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors - formerly called The California High School Musical Honors - at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by Children's Musical Theater San Jose and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, this yearly regional awards competition recognizes outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre in the greater California region. (more...)

TOKYO FISH STORY Opens at The Old Globe Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, opens today, June 2 at The Old Globe. The production runs through June 26, 2016, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $29. (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens, Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno Among 2015 Industry Dance Honorees
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2015

Broadway stars past, present and future will be honored at this year's Industry Dance Awards.  (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Red Orchid Theatre Presents THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre continues 2016- 2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley,directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler. The Nether features Ensemble Members Guy Van Swearingen and Doug Vickers with Maya Hlava, Ashley Neal and Steve Schine. The production runs January 26 - March 12, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is January 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Ars Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Ars Nova and WP Theater are pleased to present the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (February 28-April 1), a nighttime play, with songs, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Anne Kauffman (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner), with songs by the indie-folk duo The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and additional lyrics by Bonds. (more...)

EGOT Winner Rita Moreno to Star in ONE DAY AT A TIME TV Reboot
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Rita Moreno will star in a Latino family reboot of Norman Lear's classic 1970's sitcom comedy ONE DAY AT A TIME from Sony Pictures TV. The series was picked up by Netflix for a 13-episode straight-to-series order. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, New Musical UNISON and More Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 playbill today. (more...)

Cast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. (more...)

A Red Orchid to Stage Youth Project World Premiere of THE HAVEN PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

A Red Orchid Theatre presents a new youth project: the world premiere of The Haven Place by Levi Holloway, directed by Steven Wilson. The production will run December 8 - December 30, 2016 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells, with the official opening performance on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-nominated writer Nia Vardalos, with direction by Thomas Kail. This richly funny, uplifting new show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos and will also feature Vardalos as the anonymous online advice columnist 'Sugar.' (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Presents TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 10th anniversary season with the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's powerful and epic journey truth and reconciliation, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green* and featuring a 22-member cast. truth and reconciliation will play March 12 - April 16, 2017 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office.  (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

Playwright Philip Dawkins' Family History Brought to Life in THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave ) and Sideshow Theatre Company present the world premiere of "The Happiest Place on Earth," written by and starring Joseph Jefferson Award-winning playwright and Sideshow Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins and directed by Sideshow Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green.  The show runs Sept. 17 - Oct. 23 with the press opening on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens, Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno Among 2015 Industry Dance Honorees; Ceremony Tonight!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 19, 2015

Broadway stars past, present and future will be honored at this year's Industry Dance Awards.  (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Kicks Off Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (today, April 30, through June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Alice Rapoport Center for Education & Engagement to Open Next Month at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Goodman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, becomes the first Chicago theater to establish a facility dedicated to education and engagement programs next when it opens the new Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement ('the Alice') next month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Lorraine Hansberry's THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry, the famed author of A RAISIN IN THE SUN is one of Chicago's first great playwrights. Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman directsthis major revival of premiered on Broadway just three months before her untimely death in 1965 at age 34. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (April 30 - June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

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