The Destiny of Me

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by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2015
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will present Broadway and film actor Anthony Rapp in this one-man musical theater event, based on his 2006 book Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent. Performances will take place September 9-13 at Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. For tickets, visit:http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/107
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013
Fueled by love, anger, hope and pride, a circle of friends struggles to contain a mysterious disease ravaging New York's gay community. Simon Levy directs the exclusive Los Angeles revival of Larry Kramer's groundbreaking drama about public and private indifference to the onset of the AIDS crisis, and one man's fight to awaken the world to its urgency. The Normal Heart opens Sept. 21 at the Fountain Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will present Broadway and film actor Anthony Rapp in this one-man musical theater event, based on his 2006 book Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent. Performances will take place September 9-13 at Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. For tickets, visit: http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/107
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2015
A24 has acquired U.S. rights to John Cameron Mitchell's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015
After having worked together for over 7 years, Stuart Thompson and David Turner are forming a new general management company, Thompson Turner Productions, which will have King Charles III as its first Broadway credit and will continue to be a general management company for Broadway and touring shows.  Thompson will continue to produce under the umbrella of Stuart Thompson Productions.
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2018
On this day we celebrate the birthday of Broadway favorite, Anthony Rapp!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017
Theatre Rhinoceros presents THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer, directed by John Fisher, at The Gateway Theatre, running November 3 - 25, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017
Theatre Rhinoceros presents THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer, directed by John Fisher, at The Gateway Theatre, running November 3 - 25, 2017.
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2013
A slew of Broadway favorites will return to Broadway in the upcoming theatre season, including Anthony Rapp, who will star in IF/THEN (set to open at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 27, 2014).
by Jeffrey Walker - Nov 20, 2014
As the landmark American musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF celebrates its 50th anniversary, Arena Stage is bringing the show to audiences new and old in production on the intimate and iconic Fichlander Stage. Arena's artistic director Molly Smith directs the production which features the original Jerome Robbins choreography adapted and restaged by Parker Esse. Jeffrey Walker of BroadwayWorld-DC caught up with actors Ann Arvia and Jonathan Hadary who play Golde and Tevye in the new production which is wowing audiences and dazzling critics each night. Hadary and Arvia make their Arena Stage debut performances in Bock, Harnick, Stein's musical masterpiece. This is part two: Jeffrey Walker's interview with Jonathan Hadary.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 2, 2018
This season, Harvey Fierstein's seminal Broadway classic, Torch Song has made its way back to Broadway 36 years after its original run, in a brand-new production.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013
Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, November 2 at 10 AM for Neil Patrick Harris' return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016
A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold).
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017
ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel, will return to its original home, the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for a limited engagement beginning June 2nd and continuing through July 9th only!  Opening Night is set for Wednesday June 14th (7pm).  The performance runs 90 minutes with no intermission.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014
Few actors come with sleuthing skills as sharp as Jason Durr who begins his run as the celebrated investigator Hercule Poirot in the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie's, espionage classic Black Coffee at Croydon's Ashcroft Theatre on June 3rd 2014.
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2014
Today we are turning our attention to one of the most revered and respected plays of the last century in honor of the premiere of the HBO film adaptation this weekend, Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season "Truth & Illusion" East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage!  Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", & "Wig in a Box". Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries! 
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season "Truth & Illusion" East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage!  Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", & "Wig in a Box". Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016
Previews begin tonight, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold).
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2015
Ruth Wilson, who recently received a Tony nomination for her performance in CONSTELLATIONS, has joined the cast of John Cameron Mitchell's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES.
by Meet the Cast - Mar 4, 2014
IF/THEN, starring Idina Menzel (aka 'Adele Dazeem'), begins previews tomorrow, March 5, and officially opens on March 30 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus watch interviews and footage of the company performing in last month's NYC fan concert of the musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013
John Lee Beatty has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for THE NANCE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017
ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel, has returned to its original home, the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for a limited engagement through July 9th only.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH creator John Cameron Mitchell received a Special Tony Award at yesterday's ceremony. BroadwayWorld caught up with him in the winners' room right after his speech, and you can click below to hear his thoughts on the big honor!
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015
HEDWIG creator John Cameron Mitchell took home a Special Tony Award earlier this evening, and you can watch his full acceptance speech below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season 'Truth & Illusion' East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage! Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; 'Tear Me Down', 'The Origin of Love', 'Sugar Daddy', & 'Wig in a Box'. Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
On Monday, June 25, Ellen Barkin, Eric Bogosian, Edie Falco, Gideon Glick, Josh Hamilton, Lee Pace and Mark Ruffalo appeared in a one-night-only reading of Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me, to benefit The New Group.  Trip Cullman directed with an introduction by Tony Kushner. Check out photos from the event below!
by - Jun 23, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/23/2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018
On Monday, June 25, Ellen Barkin, Eric Bogosian, Edie Falco, Gideon Glick, Josh Hamilton, Lee Pace and Mark Ruffalo will appear in a one-night-only reading of Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me, to benefit The New Group. Trip Cullman directs with an introduction by Tony Kushner. This special event takes place at 7:00pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017
The City Theatre is excited to announce a special summer theatre event presentation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. Described as "riveting theatre," this moving, funny, raw, and thought-provoking examination of the fight during the AIDS epidemic, is one of the most successful plays in modern American theatre and deserving of production in every community that believes in the power in and equality of all its citizens. The production runs June 30 - July 16.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013
'I had been traveling when Larry went into the hospital,' Webster told The Times. 'And when I was back and he was able to talk, he told me he had invited 20 people to the I.C.U. for the wedding. So it turned into a little party at his bedside.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
Playwright and activist Larry Kramer just penned an opinion piece for the New York Times, in which he explains why the future looks bleak for the LGBTQ community. He writes:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018
Heretic Productions today announces an extension of the inaugural Heretic Voices - a new competition which aims to find the best new writing in monologue form, at the Arcola Theatre now running from Tuesday 9 January until Saturday 20 January. The recently announced winners, chosen by Michael Billington, Lolita Chakrabarti, Monica Dolan and Mel Kenyon, will have their monologues produced by acclaimed directors and actors at the Arcola Theatre.
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 25, 2018
Anthony Rapp, star of the original Broadway production of Rent, posted a photo on Twitter that he took of Rent composer Jonathan Larson. Today marks the 22nd anniversary of Larson's death.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
On tonight's PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, host Ashley Ford sits down with actor Anthony Rapp to discuss what has changed since he came forward exclusively to BuzzFeed News with allegations of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey in October 2017 and his response to Spacey's bizarre Frank Underwood video, his role as the first openly gay character on Star Trek: Discovery, and his thoughts on the upcoming television production of Rent: Live.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
At long last, Hedwig comes to Diversionary! This iconic musical is an integral part of the LGBT theater canon and truly rocked the musical form when it debuted Off Broadway 20 years ago. It has since been made into a movie, enjoyed productions all over the world, and had its Broadway debut starring Neil Patrick Harris, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Our 20th anniversary production will find a thrilling new aesthetic and a renewed authenticity as we conclude a nationwide casting search for the right gender non-binary performer to fill Hedwig's boots! Get ready to rock!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2015
Today, John Cameron Mitchell speaks exclusively to BWW about the show's earliest incarnation, its current run and what's in store for a HEDWIG sequel.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015
A Twitter fan recently asked Anthony Rapp if he would consider reprising his role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and he gave an enthusiastically affirmative answer.
by - Dec 8, 2015
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015
JACKIE BURNS (Elizabeth) is thrilled to be starring in If/Then, returning to many of the same cities she visited playing Elphaba in Wicked, a role for which she received an IRNE Award nomination. She subsequently played Elphaba on Broadway, to great acclaim. Other Broadway: Hair (Revival, Original Cast), If/Then (Original Cast). Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages (Original Cast), Unlock'd, Ripper. Regional: Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (PCLO), Wedding Singer, A Grand Night for Singing (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), The Full Monty, Singin' in the Rain, Joseph..., Sweeney Todd, Drood, Candide, Smokey Joe's Cafe (Paper Mill). TV: 'All My Children.' Concept Albums: Lucifer (Michael Mott), Swept Away (Disney), Tears from Heaven, and Excalibur (Frank Wildhorn). ANTHONY RAPP (Lucas). Broadway: Rent; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Six Degrees of Separation; Precious Sons (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: Raised in Captivity, Sophistry, The Destiny of Me, Some Americans Abroad, among others. Film: Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, Rent, Man of the Century, Roadtrip, Winter Passing, A Beautiful Mind. TV: 'The X-Files,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Psych.' Author of Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, which was adapted into the one-man show Without You and performed nationally and internationally. @albinokid on Twitter TAMYRA GRAY (Kate). After the acclaim that followed her appearances in the inaugural season of 'American Idol,' Tamyra parlayed the attention into a successful theater, televison, and film career. Broadway credits include: Bombay Dreams, Rent. Film: Sony's The Gospel, Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married. Tamyra won the Hollywood NAACP award for 'Best Lead Female' for her role in Debbie Allen's Twist. Tamyra is a devoted wife and mother who leans on spirituality to maintain balance between work, home, and health. MATTHEW HYDZIK (Josh). Broadway: Side Show (Buddy), West Side Story (Tony), Grease (Kenickie), It Shoulda Been You. Off-Broadway: Tomorrow Morning. Some regional favorites: The Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Jolla Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Fulton Opera House. National tours: Rent, Fame, Grease, and Flashdance. Proud grad of Penn State University. Insta/Twitter: @matthew_hydzik
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014
Rattlestick Playwrights and LaiLou Productions have announced that the world premiere of Shesh Yak, written by Laith Nakli and directed by Bruce McCarty, will begin previews Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. The official opening night is set for Thursday, January 29, 2015. The production will play through Sunday, February 22, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
Heretic Productions today announces the directors and cast for the inaugural Heretic Voices a new competition which aims to find the best new writing in monologue form. The recently announced winners, chosen by Michael Billington, Lolita Chakrabarti, Monica Dolan and Mel Kenyon, will have their monologues produced by acclaimed directors and actors at the Arcola Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013
Tony Award-winning playwright Larry Kramer is the recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright in Mid-Career as well as a Master American Dramatist award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013
Fueled by love, anger, hope and pride, a circle of friends struggles to contain a mysterious disease ravaging New York's gay community. Simon Levy directs the exclusive Los Angeles revival of Larry Kramer's groundbreaking drama about public and private indifference to the onset of the AIDS crisis, and one man's fight to awaken the world to its urgency. The Normal Heart opens Sept. 21 at the Fountain Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013
Could this cast get any more exciting??? Anthony Rapp has just been announced as joining the cast of If/Then, the new musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creative team behind Next To Normal, Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director). Mr. Rapp joins the previously announced Tony Award-Winners Idina Menzel and LaChanze in the world premiere musical. If/Then will play Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) in spring 2014, beginning preview performances on Tuesday, March 4, and officially opening on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013
TimeLine Theatre Company, dedicated to presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, announces that The How and the Why by Sarah Treem (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment), directed by Keira Fromm and starring Janet Ulrich Brooks and Elizabeth Ledo, will be the third production of its 2013-14 season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013
The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that Larry Kramer will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award. This award will be presented at the 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9th. The 2013 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015
The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that John Cameron Mitchell will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award. "John's return to 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' is one for the history books. He not only wrote and co-created the role with Stephen Trask - before directing and starring in the film - but returned to Broadway to star as Hedwig this season after a series of rave performances by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall. This is a remarkable undertaking, and we are honored to recognize his outstanding success with this honor," Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said. John Cameron Mitchell's New York stage appearances included Broadway's Big River, and the original casts of The Secret Garden (Drama Desk nomination) and Six Degrees of Separation. Off-Broadway: Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me (Obie Award and Drama Desk nom.) and Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again (Drama Desk nom.). He adapted and directed Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth starring Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard and starred in and wrote the book for the 1998 Off-Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (directed by Peter Askin) for which he won an Obie Award along with co-creator/songwriter Stephen Trask. The film adaptation (2001) won him Best Director at Sundance and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He directed Shortbus (2006) and Rabbit Hole (2011) adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play and starring Nicole Kidman in an Oscar-nominated performance. He recently appeared in HBO's Girls and is preparing to direct a film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's punk-era story How to Talk to Girls at Parties starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman. Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker will announce the 2015 Tony Award Nominations LIVE on Tuesday, April 28th from the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe in New York City.
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2014
According to The New York Times, HBO is producing a documentary about Larry Kramer. As of now it is tentatively being called Larry Kramer: In Love and Anger. The film is set to be released sometime in 2015.
by Jessica Showers - Apr 21, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO brings the Russian revolution to Broadway tonight, and this year's Drama League nominees will be announced today!