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Four Broadway Theatres To Dim Lights In Memory Of Tony Award Winner Carole Shelley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The Broadway community mourns the loss Tony Award® winner Carole Shelley, who passed away on Friday, August 31 at age 79. (more...)

Daniel Damiano's AMERICAN TRANQUILITY Comes to The East Village Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2018

After it's recently acclaimed performance in the 16th Annual Downtown Urban Arts Festival, a revival of award-winning Playwright/Actor Daniel Damiano's acclaimed and ultra-timely multi-character solo play for a 3 week/3 performance engagement comes to the new East Village Playhouse, produced by fandango 4 Art House. (more...)

Photos: Remembering Carole Shelley
by Walter McBride - Sep 11, 2018

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winner Carole Shelley, who passed away on Friday, August 31 at age 79. Take a moment to remember the legendary star with a look back at some of her recent appearances. (more...)

Carole Shelley Passes Away at 79
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Carole Shelley, best known for originating the role of Madame Morrible in Wicked, has passed away at age 79. (more...)

African-American Shakespeare Company Closes Out Season With RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Produced for the first time by African-American Shakespeare Company, the production will star the company's Artistic Director, L. Peter Callender as the King "you love to hate," in a role he has played once before in 2003; Director Kirsten Brandt makes her debut with AASC in the same play that marked her professional directorial debut in 2001; in a flip with tradition two male roles-Hastings and Buckingham-will be played by women in a play that freights one of Shakespeare's most memorable and oft-quoted opening lines: Now is the winter of our discontent (more...)

BWW Review: THE REHEARSAL, PLAYING THE DANE at The Abbey Theatre
by Jini Rooney - May 27, 2018

Pan Pan Theatre Company presents the 10th incarnation of The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane since its premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2010. Director, Gavin Quinn wields his poetic license to challenge and stimulate his audience in this experimental production. (more...)

BWW Review: CALIGULA at Holden Street Theatres
by Barry Lenny - May 26, 2018

Don't wait for a second to book tickets. (more...)

Raue Center Shares Sneak Peek Of 2018 - 2019 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to share a sneak peek of its 2018 - 2019 season! From Grammy Award winners and world premieres to hit tributes and holiday traditions, Raue Center's upcoming season brings something to the stage for everyone to enjoy in downtown Crystal Lake. More programming will be announced soon! Subscribe to Raue Center's email newsletter for the most up to date information on the 2018 - 2019 season. (more...)

California Premiere Of Red Scare Drama FINKS Opens At TheatreWorks This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents Bay Area audiences with the California Premiere of FINKS, a comic drama based on the true story of comedian/actor Jack Gilford directed by TheatreWorks Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli. With the 1950s Red Scare in full swing, the House Un-American Activities Committee attacks 'subversion' in the arts. When a romance blossoms between rising comic Mickey and firebrand actress Natalie, they face being blacklisted along with their friends and fellow artists. Written by Jack's son, playwright/screenwriter Joe Gilford, this engaging play shares the story of targeted individuals in the entertainment industry suddenly faced with losing their careers, or being branded forever as 'finks.' For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Casting Announced For A LESSON FROM ALOES at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced the cast and creative team for Athol Fugard's A Lesson from Aloes. Ariyon Bakare, Randall Newsome and Andrus Nichols will appear in the revered Fugard drama. The play will perform Today, May 17, through Sunday, June 10 - closing out Hartford Stage's 2017-18 season. Tresnjak will direct. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's Clint Ramos Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Clint Ramos has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Announces June Workshops for Adults
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

New Hampshire Theatre Project will be offering two exciting workshops for adults in June.  Instructors can accommodate both beginners and advanced students. (more...)

Paramount Pictures Closes Deal for Leonard Bernstein Biopic Starring Bradley Cooper
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2018

According to Variety, Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners have finalized a deal to secure the music and life rights from Leonard Bernstein's estate, with Bradley Cooper in talks to direct, produce, and star in a biopic about the legendary composer. (more...)

Kate Burton Leads Cast of Old Globe's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Old Globe today announced its next cast and creative team-including numerous Globe favorites and new faces-as the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival once again presents the finest of the Bard's work outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Summer will officially arrive with The Tempest, directed by Joe Dowling (formerly the Artistic Director for Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Abbey Theatre in Ireland), with star of stage and screen Kate Burton as Prospera, running June 17 - July 22, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents FINKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents Bay Area audiences with the California Premiere of FINKS, a comic drama based on the true story of comedian/actor Jack Gilford directed by TheatreWorks Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli. With the 1950s Red Scare in full swing, the House Un-American Activities Committee attacks 'subversion' in the arts. When a romance blossoms between rising comic Mickey and firebrand actress Natalie, they face being blacklisted along with their friends and fellow artists. Written by Jack's son, playwright/screenwriter Joe Gilford, this engaging play shares the story of targeted individuals in the entertainment industry suddenly faced with losing their careers, or being branded forever as 'finks.' For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Toshiki Okada's TIME'S JOURNEY THROUGH A ROOM Enters Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert G. Bradshaw, today announces the complete cast for Toshiki Okada's Time's Journey Through a Room, marking PlayCo's third collaboration with Okada, translator Aya Ogawa, and director Dan Rothenberg, May 10 - June 10, 2018. This haunting play, set in post-Fukushima Japan, will star three Japanese born performers, all of whom are now based in New York: Yuki Kawahisa (Honoka), Maho Honda (Arisa) and Kensaku Shinohara (Kazuki). The play is both an intimate examination of how we move forward from life-altering events, and a study of how we experience time, asking whether we can ever be alive to the present moment.  (more...)

B Street Stages WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

We're Gonna Be Okay received its world premiere in the 2017 Humana Festival and was met with rave reviews for its unique way of telling a story many Americans are familiar with, The Cuban Missile Crisis. It later was produced at the American Theatre Company in Chicago and was listed as one of Time Out: Chicago's "24 Shows To See In January." The story follows two average American families during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (more...)

Nancy Anderson To Take On The Role Of Marilla Cuthbert In New Folk Rock Musical Version Of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced that Nancy Anderson will take take on the iconic role of Marilla Cuthbert in a developmental production ofAnne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical which features a book and lyrics by Matte O'Brien and music by Matt Vinson. The show runs July 5 through July 25 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park and is presented by special arrangement with Justin Nichols. (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

Len Blavatnik Takes Over The Theatre Royal Haymarket in Record-Breaking Deal
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 21, 2018

Forbes has reported that Sir Leonard Blavatnik's entertainment firm Access Entertainment has bought the Theatre Royal Haymarket earlier today. This marks the biggest deal for a British theater, which was formerly held by the sale of the Victoria Palace to Cameron Mackintosh in 2014. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Directs And Adapts A New Stage Version Of Shakespeare's Greatest Villain In WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. The production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com. (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, A New Folk Rock Musical Will Launch At The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Next up this summer at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical. Book and lyrics by Matte O'Brien and music by Matt Vinson. The show runs July 5 through July 25 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park and is presented by special arrangement with Justin Nichols. (more...)

Book-It Opens 29th Season With The Eponymous Heroine JANE EYRE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Book-It Repertory Theatre will open its 2018-2019 season with Jane Eyre. Called the 'first historian of the private consciousness', author Charlotte Bronte explores classism, sexuality, and female expression in this Gothic mystery. Julie Beckman adapted and directed Jane Eyre for Book-It in 2001 and will direct the 2018 production. (more...)

TDF Celebrates 50 Years of Supporting the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

TDF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, has been serving the performing arts community in New York City and beyond for 50 years. TDF opened its doors in June of 1968 and has since accomplished its mission of sustaining live theatre and dance by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance. Through a variety of program and initiatives TDF expands audiences, cultivates communities and supports the theatre makers. TDF will launch its 50th Anniversary year at its June 18 gala at Gotham Hall honoring Tony Kushner and presenting its first Founders Award to James Lapine. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2018 Resident Theatre: Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse is proud to announce Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company as its 2018/2019 Resident Theatre. (more...)

Further Details Of Bristol Old Vic's Summer-Winter Programme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Further details of the Bristol Old Vic's productions taking the theatre up to Jan 2019 were revealed today. (more...)

IFC to Co-Produce YEAR OF THE RABBIT with UK's Channel 4 - New Original Comedy Series to Debut in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

IFC to Co-Produce YEAR OF THE RABBIT with UK's Channel 4 - New Original Comedy Series to Debut in 2019 (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

BWW Review: VIOLET at Actors Co-Op
by Cary Ginell - Jun 1, 2018

Claire Adams stars as a young North Carolina woman seeking a miracle - to heal her disfigured face caused by a farm accident from when she was young. Embarking on a Greyhound bus bound for Tulsa just after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was implemented, Violet deals with race, guilt, and shame in her quest to get an Oklahoma faith healer to make her inner and outer scars vanish. (more...)

New Production Of THE ELEPHANT MAN Starring Jamie Beddard Reclaims The Play For Our Time
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Disabled actor Jamie Beddard is to play Joseph Merrick in a bold, new production of Bernard Pomerance's moving play, highlighting views of disability and difference, in past times and in the present day. (more...)

New Titles Coming to Amazon Prime this August
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Several new titles are headed to Amazon Prime this August! See below for a complete list! (more...)

Weston's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens August 8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Closing out the Weston 2018 Main Stage season is the Broadway hit Million Dollar Quartet, a rock and roll sensation brought to life, running August 9-September 2. (more...)

Stephen Dorff To Headline Embattled From Writer David McKenna
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Blitz Films and Straight Up Films announce that Stephen Dorff (“True Detective,” BLADE) has been signed to star in director Nick Sarkisov's English-language debut EMBATTLED. Written by David McKenna (AMERICAN HISTORY X, GET CARTER, BLOW), the film also includes McKenna's son, Colin, who was born with Williams Syndrome and inspired a supporting role for the film. Sarkisov is set to produce for Blitz Films, alongside Kate Cohen for Straight Up Films, and Scott LaStaiti, with Blitz co-founder Sergey Sarkisov and Dorff serving as executive producers. Eryl Cochran from Blitz Films will oversee production. The film is scheduled to shoot in Alabama this September. (more...)

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces Off-Off-Broadway Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

On Monday, July 23, 2018, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 14 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2018 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. Celebrating fourteen years and thousands of nominees at le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street. (more...)

United Solo Hosts Master Class With Broadway Press Agent Joshua Ellis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

United Solo will host a Master Class taught by Joshua Ellis, renowned theater publicist and press agent, as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program, on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. This class will introduce participants to practical tools and skills required to publicize and market themselves and their shows. It's about shaping expectations for potential audiences, whether they are critics, reporters or theatergoers. (more...)

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by Jade Kops - Jul 15, 2018

***Winners To Be Updated 15 July and 16 July*** 2018 Helpmann Awards Nominees ***Winners To Be Updated, Please refresh your Browser after 6pm 15 July *** ACT1 updated (more...)

The KBO Theatre Company Presents BIRTHDAY BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The KBO Theatre Company announces the premiere of an exciting new musical Birthday Boy based on a true story by Brett Roelofs and Jack Donahue (featuring an original score by Roelofs) and directed and produced by Angie Kristic [Best Director Audelco Award Nominee, August Darnell's Cherchez La Femme: A Musical Excuse/Off-Bway]. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WARS OF THE ROSES at the 124 Bank Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. Produced by Ruth Stage, the production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com. (more...)

Casting Announced For DANIEL'S HUSBAND At Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will open this fall Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28. Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement. (more...)

Wagnerian Comedy MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR Will Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA (more...)

BWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Herbert Paine - Aug 27, 2018

Zao Theatre's production of The Elephant Man, directed by Mickey Bryce, is a powerhouse of acting and stagecraft, moving and provocative in content, and featuring compelling performances by Kellen Garner as John Merrick and Tyler Boettcher as Frederick Treves. The show runs through September 8th. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company's Arizona Artist Initiative Launches With NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

When David Ivers was named Artistic Director at Arizona Theatre Company, he made a commitment to spotlight Arizona artists: those who live here, were born here, return to or move here or who write about Arizona or our surrounding region.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Acceptance And Prejudice Play Out In THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Jade Kops - Aug 24, 2018

The true story of Victorian England's medical mystery plays out in Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man under Debbie Smith's direction. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks to Be Too Beautiful for Words Leading Paper Mill's THE COLOR PURPLE; Full Cast and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me,Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.  (more...)

Participants Announced And Tickets On Sale For 2018 NEW YORK NEW WORKS THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 New York New Works Theatre Festival at www.nynwtheatrefestival.com. The festival runs September 4 - September 22, 2018. The festival is playing at Theatre Row, a program for Building the Arts NY, Inc.  (more...)

BBC One Announces THE ELEPHANT MAN, Starring STRANGER THINGS' Charlie Heaton
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

BBC One announces The Elephant Man, a two-part drama starring Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Joseph Merrick - better known as The Elephant Man. (more...)

World Premiere Of SPIN OFF Will Be Presented at The Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Creative Women New York will present the world premiere of 'Spin Off' by Bernard Pomerance, author of 'The Elephant Man,' in a production directed by Ron Canada from September 21 to October 13 at The Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Avenue. (more...)

Aidan Turner, Bryan Cranston And More Make Shortlist For The 2018 Stage Debut Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Alistair Smith, Editor, The Stage said: 'After the huge success of The Stage Debut Awards' first outing in 2017, we're delighted to reveal another superb shortlist of emerging stars that ranges from first-time playwrights in pub theatres to regional directors and those making their debuts on the biggest West End stages. This list underlines the quite astonishing array of diverse talent breaking through in theatres of all scales and types across the UK.' (more...)

The Backlot Project Hosts An Evening with Mel Brooks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks live on stage for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Bellco Theatre. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/13; PRETTY WOMAN and THE BOYS IN THE BAND Break Records
by BWW Special - Aug 13, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/12/2018. (more...)

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