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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016
Artists Repertory Theatre begins its 2016/17 season with TREVOR, a tragicomedy from Orange Is the New Black writer, Nick Jones. The play features John San Nicolas as the chimp, Trevor, and Sarah Lucht as his "mom," Sandra. This is the first play of seven in Artists Rep's 34th season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016
The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016
The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016
The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017
Former England cricket captain, and star of SKY's League of Their Own, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff will swap the cricket pitch to tread the boards as he joins an all star cast for the world premiere of Kay Mellor's Fat Friends - the Musical.
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
The documentary, co-directed by Jeremy Schaap and Ben Houser, premieres Tuesday, December 11th at 9:00p.m. ET on ESPN.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015
The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, begins tonight, November 20, at Atlantic Theater Company.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
To celebrate 10 years of musical theatre at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (A.R.T.) BroadwayWorld is counting down to their production of ExtraOrdinary, a show highlighting productions of the past decade - including those which made it all the way to Broadway, with never-before-seen photos, videos, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Drama League announced today the 2020 line-up of DirectorFest: The 36th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. For its 36th year, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new musical, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner and 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's Mrs. Fletcher).
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018
NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018
Red Bull Music Festival New York returns this May with another diverse program of original events, world premieres, and talks with icons and innovators. Returning for a sixth year, the widely praised annual festival has become a New York City institution featuring performances by today's most forward-looking musicians; tributes to legendary artists, scenes, and sounds; and conversations with impactful, innovative musicians. The shows will unfold throughout the boroughs at some of NYC's most unique settings from iconic institutions to uncharted spaces completely re-configured for the occasion.
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Deadline reports that three time Tony-nominee David Alan Grier has joined the cast of upcoming ABC comedy 'Prospect.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016
TORONTO (February 9, 2016) -  DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, proudly presents Sporting Life, newly re-imagined by acclaimed choreographer Julia Sasso of Julia Sasso dances, 20 years after she  first premiered this striking work at Ottawa's prestigious Canada Dance Festival in 1996. DanceWorks then presented it in 1997, earning multiple Dora Award nominations, including Outstanding Choreography. Rigorously physical, technically and emotionally challenging, Sporting Life runs Today March 3 to Saturday March 5 nightly at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of Next Steps.
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017
Today, Tuesday, March 28, ESPN Radio and espnW collaborate on a three-hour The Trifecta: Women Making History Special, which will air 9 p.m. – Midnight ET on ESPN Radio and simulcast on ESPN3.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017
English playwright, screenwriter and award-winning novelist, David Malcolm Storey died on March 27 at the age of 83.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2020
Today's top stories: the Broadway shutdown has been extended to January 2021, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017
Former England cricket captain, and star of SKY's League of Their Own, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff will swap the cricket pitch to tread the boards as he joins an all star cast for the world premiere of Kay Mellor's Fat Friends - the Musical.
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
New York by way of Los Angeles producer Ben Shirken aka Beshken is happy to share his debut album Aisle of Palm out today via his new electronic focused record label 29 Speedway. Since sharing a handful of singles since January, including 'Cursed' and the Highsnobiety premiered 'Passion,' Beshken has shared the stage with breakout bands like Men I Trust and Crumb along with electronic artists such as Sporting Life and Macintosh Plus.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie on Friday, July 27, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 28, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are David Alan Grier as Daddy Warbucks and Steven Weber as Franklin Delano Roosevelt ('FDR'). The production also stars the previously announced Ana Gasteyer as Miss Hannigan,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016
Founding member of legendary NY-via-Providence noise collective Black Dice and a prolific solo artist in his own right, Eric Copeland takes a turn towards transformational psych dub experimentalism infused with fantastical pop on his latest solo LP Black Bubblegum, out today via DFA.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016
Today, Eric Copeland shares the “Rip It (Sporting Life Remix)” in anticipation of the release of his new album Black Bubblegum, set for release this Friday, July 8th via DFA Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Cincinnati Opera, today announced the repertoire and casting for Cincinnati Opera's 2019 Summer Festival, which will run from June 13 to July 28. The company's 99th season begins with a charming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Music Hall's Springer Auditorium.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Abrons Arts Center, the Lower East Side arts institution that has long been a nexus of communities and cultures, today shares its 2019-2020 lineup, which offers an array of art experiences as well as dance, theater, and interdisciplinary performances, exploring the concepts of authorship, agency, activism, and collaboration.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Producer Colin Ingram (Ghost - The Musical) and the creators of the film Back To The Future, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, have announced the casting of 'George McFly', 'Lorraine Baines' and 'Goldie Wilson' in the world premiere of BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical, which will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May, prior to transferring to the West End. Hugh Coles will play 'George', Rosanna Hyland 'Lorraine' and Cedric Neal 'Goldie'. They will be joining the previously announced Olly Dobson as 'Marty McFly'.
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016
ESPN Radio will launch a new weekend lineup beginning Saturday, Jan. 9, highlighted by the debut of espnW's The Trifecta with Spain, Jane and Kate on ESPN Radio.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016
Stars of the hit 90's sketch comedy show In Living Color, David Alan Grier and Tommy Davidson, will split the stage at Treasure Island, February 12 at 9 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
The Drama League presents DirectorFest,  the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.  The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an evening of short plays with The Lover  by Harold Pinter, directed by NJ Agwuna,  and Appearances by Tina Howe, directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) presents the 36th annual Directorfest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Directorfest began January 10 and concludes on February 4, 2020 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Avenue), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). For festival details and tickets, visit directorfest.org or call (212) 244-9494 x102. Industry/Theatre Professionals may request tickets by emailingDirectorFest@dramaleague.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2020
The Drama League presents DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an evening of short plays probing the complexity of relationships with The Sporting Life of Icarus Jones by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chika Ike, and The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic, directed by Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly. The limited engagement began January 24, 2020 for three performances through January 25, 2020 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). Tickets are priced at $45 Premium Seating | $25 General Seating | $20 Drama League/SDC/AEA/DG Members.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) will present the 36th annual *DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2020
With David Alan Grier making his official return to Broadway tonight as Sergeant Vernon C. Waters in Roundabout Theatre Company's A Soldier's Play, we're looking back at his Tony-nominated turn as Sportin' Life in 2012's Tony-nominated production of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on the show's opening night. Check out the video to see Grier alongside Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Phillip Boykin, Joshua Henry, and more as they celebrate the special night!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016
Coventry's Belgrade Theatre is banishing the winter blues with a brand new production of Moliere's rarely performed romantic comedy, The Sisterhood, which will be directed by Artistic Director Hamish Glen and runs from Sat 30 Jan - Sat 20 Feb 2016 in B2.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
The Drama League presents DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an evening of short plays probing the complexity of relationships with The Sporting Life of Icarus Jones by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chika Ike, and The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic, directed by Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly. The limited engagement begins Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm for three performances through January 25, 2020 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). Tickets are priced at $45 Premium Seating | $25 General Seating | $20 Drama League/SDC/AEA/DG Members.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017
The Catastrophic Theatre presents Trevor by Nick Jones, running February 10th - March 4th, 2017 at The MATCH, 3400 Main Street, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016
DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, proudly presents Sporting Life, newly re-imagined by acclaimed choreographer Julia Sasso of Julia Sasso dances, 20 years after she first premiered this striking work at Ottawa's prestigious Canada Dance Festival in 1996. DanceWorks then presented it in 1997, earning multiple Dora Award nominations, including Outstanding Choreography. Rigorously physical, technically and emotionally challenging, Sporting Life runs Thursday March 3 to Saturday March 5 nightly at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of Next Steps.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016
TORONTO (February 9, 2016) -  DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, proudly presents Sporting Life, newly re-imagined by acclaimed choreographer Julia Sasso of Julia Sasso dances, 20 years after she  first premiered this striking work at Ottawa's prestigious Canada Dance Festival in 1996. DanceWorks then presented it in 1997, earning multiple Dora Award nominations, including Outstanding Choreography. Rigorously physical, technically and emotionally challenging, Sporting Life runs Thursday March 3 to Saturday March 5 nightly at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of Next Steps.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017
The Catastrophic Theatre presents Trevor by Nick Jones, running February 10th - March 4th, 2017 at The MATCH, 3400 Main Street, with performances on Thursday, Today and Saturday at 8 pm.
by Jade Kops - Dec 4, 2016
The rarely performed 1930's American Opera, PORGY AND BESS is given a Staged Concert treatment by Director Mitchell Butel with the support of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Tickets are now on sale for the 36th annual Directorfest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of stage directing. Known for its history as an identifier of the next generation of directing talent, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new play-with-music, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner & 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's 'Mrs. Fletcher').
by Matt Smith - Dec 3, 2015
Can YOU feel a brand new day? We're gearing up to ease on down the road with powerhouse newcomer Shanice Williams and the rest of the gang from Oz, when THE WIZ LIVE! premieres Thursday, December 3, at 8pm on NBC.  Of course, as was the case in 2013's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! and last year's PETER PAN LIVE!, the cast is certainly not short on big-name talent — and most come with Broadway or theatrical credits, no less. As if you didn't already know, be sure to look out for Queen Latifah (of 2002's CHICAGO and 2007's HAIRSPRAY), Elijah Kelley (also of 2007's HAIRSPRAY), Uzo Aduba (of CORAM BOY and 2011's GODSPELL), and David Alan Grier (2012's PORGY AND BESS). 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
The Drama League presents DirectorFest,  the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Launching the 2020 series is the musical Hello Again, with Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, Music Direction by Jesse Kissel, and Directed by 2019 Drama League Leo Shull Musical Directing Fellow Ben Randle.
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016
ESPN Radio has added four new shows to its 2016 winter weekend lineup that feature a mix of perspectives from different voices.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015
The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) announced today the acting company for the 36th annual DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Directorfest will take place January 10 - February 4, 2020 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Avenue), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). For festival details and tickets, visit directorfest.org or call (212) 244-9494 x102.
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016
ESPN has launched one of its most ambitious storytelling initiatives ever with the multiplatform presentation of PIN KINGS, the true story of two high school wrestling teammates and how their lives intersected into adulthood through drug trafficking, law enforcement and, ultimately, sports.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016
The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016
Artists Repertory Theatre begins its 2016/17 season with TREVOR, a tragicomedy from Orange Is the New Black writer, Nick Jones. The play features John San Nicolas as the chimp, Trevor, and Sarah Lucht as his 'mom,' Sandra. This is the first play of seven in Artists Rep's 34th season.
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2021
DAG talks about his quarantine outfit, staying home, being in a bubble with his family, losing weight on the Jenny Craig diet, cast-members on “In Living Color” playing pranks on him, playing Jamie Foxx’s father on their new Netflix show “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,” meeting Jamie for the first time, and Jimmy’s parents coming to his shows and feeding him leftovers.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017
Kitchen Dog Theater continues its 26th season of theater with the area premiere of Trevor by Nick Jones. Inspired by true events,?Trevor?is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with the likes of Morgan Fairchild, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly...at least not on purpose. KDT Co-Artistic Director Tina Parker directs this hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity.