The Circle Broadway


Playhouse Theatre

(New York, NY)
137 W. 48th St.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Over the past eight weeks, The Circle Series has brought the theatre community together on Monday evenings to explore developing works and celebrate the classics in a new way. Concluding their first slate of staged readings, producers Circle in the Square Theatre School (Paul Libin, President; Susan Frankel, COO), Pigasus Institute, and Rachel Shuey will present three readings of developing works in October that each explore an historical figure in their own way. The readings are held at Broadway's Circle in the Square and are open to the public. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, with all proceeds benefiting Circle in the Square Theatre School.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
The shortlist is announced today for the 2019 Achates Philanthropy Prize, the only annual prize that celebrates first-time supporters of the arts in the UK.
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The 5th Annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) returns to Culver City beginning on November 6th and ending on November 14th, 2019. Premieres and exciting film-related events will be held throughout the nine-day festival at the Arclight Cinema in Culver City. Beloved Asian actress Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song, The World of Suzie Wong) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Director Lena Khan will be awarded the Red Cross/Courage to Dream Award on Opening Night, November 6th. In addition, Jury President, Meryem Uzerli will present the 2019 jurors at the Opening Night Ceremony.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The 5th Annual Asian World Film Festival returns to Culver City beginning on November 6th and ending on November 14th, 2019. Premieres and exciting film-related events will be held throughout the nine day festival at the Arclight Cinema in Culver City. Beloved Asian actress Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song, The World of Suzie Wong ) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Director Lena Khan will be awarded the Red Cross/Courage To Dream Award on Opening night, November 6th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Spectra Venue Management has teamed up with Backwards Distilling Company and Townsquare Media for the second annual Booze and Bacon Festival at the Casper Events Center this December. The event will feature bacon-filled dishes from a variety of local restaurants and samples of beer and liquor from national and local reps. All samples are included with admission.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019
China's highly acclaimed musical dance TALES OF 12 CHINESE ZODIAC promises to thrill its audiences when it premieres at the Sydney State Theatre on 21 Nov and Melbourne Palais Theatre on 25 Nov.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The second season of Film Independent Presents at The Wallis kicks off with a signature Live Read event featuring Cameron Crowe's 1992 classic Singles, directed by award-winning filmmaker James Ponsoldt, making his Live Read debut, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:30 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater. The cast includes Jay Duplass (Jeff Who Lives at Home, The Puffy Chair), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Lynn Shelton (Humpday, Your Sister's Sister), Mamoudou Athie (The Circle, The Frontrunner) and more to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Circle in the Square Theatre School, the only professional actor training program affiliated with a Broadway theatre, is has announced it is now accepting applications for its new and exciting B.F.A. in Theatre and Musical Theatre in conjunction with Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 3, 2019
Brilliant Traces, by Cindy Lou Johnson, was first performed in New York by the Circle Repertory Company. In the right hands it can be a beautifully absurd play with a mixture of humor and heart-wrenching revelations. Featuring just two actors, it relies heavily on intelligent directing and talented acting-it can easily become melodramatic and ridiculous or inane and boring. Thankfully, the production of Brilliant Traces at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, directed by Andrea Unger and featuring Kirk Wisler and Catie Dinneen as Henry Harry and Rosannah Deluce, is both well-directed and well-acted.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
The Citizens Theatre will this month celebrate 20 years of Community Theatre. The Citizens is known internationally for its work in this field and has engaged with hundreds of participants over the last two decades.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Bringing their fall programming to a close with a finish worthy of the big top, producers Circle in the Square Theatre School (Paul Libin, President; Susan Frankel, COO), Pigasus Institute, and Rachel Shuey present The Circle Series staged reading of Barnum's Bird: A Musical Extravaganza! The Story of P.T. Barnum and Jenny Lind. 
by Walter McBride - Oct 27, 2019
In January 2007, Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, joined the gang at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE on stage as guest spellers at The Circle In The Square Theatre in New York City.
by David McKibbin - Oct 25, 2019
The award-winning Suncoast Theatre presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10 in the auditorium of Suncoast Community High School.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Darren Criss returns to the Broadway stage in David Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO.
by Cary Ginell - Oct 23, 2019
In 5-Star Theatricals' production of 'The Music Man,' Antonia Vivino and Adam Winer take on the roles of River City teens Zaneeta Shinn (the mayor's 'oldest girl') and Tommy Djilas (the 'wild kid from the wrong side of town'). We interviewed them about their characters' back story and the energetic dancing paces they are put through by choreographer Peggy Hickey.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2019
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for American Utopia, and more!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 20, 2019
Broadway's original lovebirds, Curly and Laurey, are portrayed for a whole new generation in the Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma!, currently running on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre. And this productions is not your grandparents' Oklahoma! Or is it?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Following over two months of weekly staged readings of developing and classic plays, The Circle Series announces their first staged reading of a musical.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 16, 2019
A true original continues to stake her claim as one of cabaret's greats with a new show titled DECADENT STANDARDS.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The non-profit arts organization R.Evolución Latina (RL) has provided programming since 2007 and continues to unite artists, youth and beyond as they gear up for 2020 at the 7th Annual Dance-A-Thon on November 10th 2019. 
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 16, 2019
Visually stunning. Inventively staged. Compellingly acted. Beautifully told. Utterly delightful. Heartrendingly poignant. What more can be said about Once On This Island, the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical which launched its national tour in Nashville last night with a remarkable opening performance before a capacity crowd in Andrew Jackson Hall? The critical raves, audience adulation and awards for the recent Broadway revival of the Caribbean-influenced musical were enough to attract ticket-buyers, to be certain, but the sheer artistry of the production and its amazingly talented cast will be more than enough to propel the company forward on their cross-country tour where, we suspect, the accolades will continue to be bestowed upon the heartfelt and authentic story.
by Jonathan Marshall - Oct 15, 2019
Opened in 2017 and founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, who both departed the National Theatre after 12 years, the Bridge Theatre is a 900-seat adaptable auditorium, capable of utilising end-on, thrust and promenade staging. Productions so far include Hytner's immersive Julius Caesar, Alan Bennett's Allelujah!, and one-woman plays starring Maggie Smith and Laura Linney. Coming up this Christmas is Sally Cookson's take on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Here is everything you need to know if you're visiting - from food and drink to transport, ticket deals and accessibility.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
Town Hall Theatre's first IN THE WINGS staged reading of the 2019-20 Season is a one-night only performance of THE RIVER, a lyrical and mysterious new play about a man and a woman (or women, possibly), and fishing, by Tony Award winner Jez Butterworth. THE RIVER will have one performance on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $10 general admission and free to subscribers, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Music legend Sir Elton John opens up about his life with husband David Furnish, his contentious relationship with his late mother, drugs, recovery and his new autobiography, Me, in an interview with Tracy Smith for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, Oct. 13 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) honors National Native American Heritage Month with a celebration of the indigenous people of Hudson County and New Jersey. This Native American festival features an art exhibit by Jack 'Crying Raven' Anderson and an exclusive screening of American Native, a documentary on the history and present day struggles of the Native peoples of New Jersey.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
On Friday, November 8th, Kyshona will release 'Fear,' a swampy new track from her forthcoming album Listen, out February 28, 2020. The song, written with her brother and fellow artist Kelvin Armstrong, premiered exclusively at The Boot earlier this week. 'In an age in which we all have a digital platform to express ourselves, we seldom feel heard. Kyshona, the electrifying Nashville-based singer-songwriter, knows that better than anyone,' said The Boot. 'Kyshona effortlessly grooves between roots, R&B and folk music. On 'Fear'...she digs deep into a swampy hook that dredges the depths of our subconscious. While the song explores all of the ways we tell ourselves what we can't do, Kyshona imbues it with the determination needed to free ourselves from our doubts.'
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 6, 2019
I had the privilege of interviewing Robin de Levita, mastermind of the 360 StageAround technology, about coming to Japan and why he felt it was important to create a new live theater experience for the world. The most inspiring thing he told me was that Arts Education deserves support and respect from the government. The impact of theater on our youth is huge! 'When kids come to the theater, their phones are switched off. The lights go down. The performance is life and alive. The impact is huge.' The Japanese cast will take over West Side Story in 3 Seasons, starting from November 6th, 2019 and running through January 13th, 2020. This article gives you all the links, and a youtube video!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2019
The company of Broadway's Tony Award winning musical revival 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!' celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday at the Circle in the Square with a potluck feast between matinee and evening shows and then was treated to a backstage visit by Ben Stiller with his daughter, Ella after the evening's show.
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Nov 3, 2019
One of the staples in fantasy that authors still cite as an inspiration is Tamora Pierce. Her books have been shelved in both adult and YA fiction, and a generation has grown up with iconic characters such as Alanna the Lioness. While most of today's teens aren't as familiar with Pierce, the authors who write their favorite books always hail the impact she had on their own careers. Authors from Sarah J. Maas to Kristin Cashore to Rae Carson and more. Now, a whole new generation is about to discover Pierce, and all of her forever-fans are about to fall in love all over again.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2019
Theatre in the Circle has a special gift for Northeast Ohio this holiday season with the regional premiere of It's A Wonderful Life, with original music and lyrics by Bill Corcoran, TIC's Artistic Director, and a script adapted by the late Dudley Saunders, noted playwright.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
After a hiatus during last year's renovations, South african funnyman Alan Committie returns to Pieter Toerien's Theatre On The Bay for his annual festive season comedy show.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for Keen's Playwrights Lab, including readings from this year's participants as well as the playwrights for the 2020 Lab.
by Brian Hilbrand - Nov 24, 2019
Disney's The Lion King, currently playing through Sunday, December 1st at DeVos Hall. Making its Grand Rapids debut, after playing Detroit, Kalamazoo, and East Lansing in the past, Disney's The Lion King finally comes to Grand Rapids! Taking 17 full semi trailers to travel into town, It's full of the Lion King classic musical numbers and characters you know and love from the movie, and some new Musical numbers as well. They include the opening musical number a?oeCircle of Life', a?oeJust Can't Wait to Be Kinga??, to the always funny and humorous 'Hakuna Matataa?? and the moving a?oeCan You Feel the Love Tonighta??. These songs will be sure to have you singing along, having some goosebumps, and possibly some tears.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Acclaimed jazz pianist Michael Wolff has confirmed a February 7th, 2020 release date for his joyful new album, 'Bounce'. Exuberant, beautiful and able to convey a range of emotions, 'Bounce' reflects Wolff's upbeat state of mind following his 'miraculous' recovery from aggressive cancer. He comments, 'Isn't it great to be alive? I'm celebrating life every day.
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
When THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND played their 12/31/78 show at The Warehouse in New Orleans, it was simulcast on over 150 radio stations nationwide, making it the most widely-heard rock concert of its time. Now, RAMBLIN' RECORDS is releasing the concert on gatefold double LP and CD for the first time. The album will first be available at independent record stores only on November 29 as a 'RSD First' in conjunction with Record Store Day's Black Friday event. It will then be available online and everywhere else in late January.
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Today, Grammy nominated, internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird unveils a new version of “Manifest,” a duet featuring Erika Wennerstrom from the Heartless Bastards. This new version premiered this morning via KCRW's flagship show “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and is out now on Loma Vista Recordings.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Theatre in the Circle has a special gift for Northeast Ohio this holiday season with the regional premiere of It's A Wonderful Life, with original music and lyrics by Bill Corcoran, TIC's Artistic Director, and a script adapted by the late Dudley Saunders, noted playwright.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 15, 2019
We're taking a in-depth look at some of the country's most prestigious college theatre programs to help students learn all about the variety of options they have at their disposal to further their education. With the help of the schools' faculty, we're highlighting insights about everything from audition advice to real world experience and more. Today we're taking a look at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, including its fully mounted performance productions on a Broadway stage.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Today, Feinstein's at the Nikko announced an exciting lineup of artists who will take the stage at San Francisco's premier intimate nightclub this winter. Additional artists will be announced at a later date. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now by visiting or calling 866-663-1063. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2019
Today's top stories: Hadestown, Beetlejuice, Tina, and Ain't Too Proud will perform on the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, and more!
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 13, 2019
Broadway has officially been experiencing the circle of life for 22 years because today is the anniversary of the Disney hit musical The Lion King! To celebrate, we're looking back at some of the show's standout moments from its productions all over the world, with both performances and peeks behind the scenes. Head to the Pridelands by checking out all the videos!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Oh What a Beautiful Evening! Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! celebrated its 250th performance at the Circle in the Square on Tuesday, November 12th with specially crafted cake pop celebration.  
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2019
Broadway has officially been experiencing the circle of life for 22 years because today is the anniversary of the Disney hit musical The Lion King! To celebrate, we're taking you backstage to see what it takes to transform into one of Broadway's nastiest villains. Head to the Pridelands with the video below for a look at Broadway's Scar, Stephen Carlile, getting into character at the Minskoff Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
AMERICAN BUFFALO today announced a special pre-sale for fans of Darren Criss. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10am EST and run through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5pm EST. To sign up for access to the pre-sale, please visit or text a?oeBUFFALOa?? to 415.675.8068.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Every year, WAM Theatre donates a portion of the box office proceeds from their Mainstage productions to organizations that work for gender equality locally, nationally, or internationally. The success of the just-closed production of PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Dawn M. Simmons, enabled the company to present $4500 each to their 18th and 19th beneficiaries, Harmony Homestead and Wholeness Center, Inc., and The Women of Color Giving Circle. This brings WAM's donation total since its founding in 2010 to $75,000.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a program within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University is delighted to present a play for those who are looking for a darker take on the holidays. Reckless by Craig Lucas, is the perfect way to celebrate. The outrageously funny story begins on Christmas Eve when Rachel's husband reveals he's hired a hitman to kill her.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park co-lead singer and songwriter, unveiled his brand new song, “fine,” available now on Warner Records. “fine” is an original song written for the Russian sci-fi blockbuster, The Blackout, in theaters across Russia on Nov. 21 and in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Baltic States on Nov. 24, England and Ireland - on Dec. 1, as well as Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia. The song is also featured in the trailer for the film, which was released today. The Blackout will premiere in the U.S. at The American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA on Nov. 9. “fine” video coming soon.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 1, 2019
Disney has officially been making magic on Broadway for 25 years! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Disney on Broadway is partnering with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to put on a special benefit to celebrate the momentous occasion. We're getting in on the celebration by looking back at Disney's show-stopping productions, from classics like Beauty and the Beast and Newsies to current favorites like Aladdin and Frozen. Check it all out!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 3, 2019
Today's top stories: The Clintons stopped by Oklahoma!, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
The Clinton's attended a box social yesterday at Oklahoma! on Broadway!