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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street

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Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:30pm
Wednesday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

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When Benjamin's first novel vaults him into literary stardom, his friend David, a struggling playwright, is thrilled for his newfound success...or is he? Should Benjamin help David by using his new connections? Can David even expect such favors from his friend? And, most importantly, who should pay for lunch?


Pop Vocal Group Human Nature Sign to Legacy Recordings Ahead of Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Human Nature have earned their place as one of the world's finest pop vocal groups of the modern era and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment will release their new CD, 'JUKEKBOX: The Ultimate Playlist,' on Friday, November 3, 2017. (more...)

'Ink Master: Angels' Talk About Upcoming Series And More
by Danielle Kfare - Sep 22, 2017

'Ink Master: Angels,' which is a spin-off off Spike's original tattoo competition series 'Ink Master,' features four of Ink Master season 8's top female competitions which include Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America's most talented tattoo artists (more...)

Chcago's Smart Art Theater to Serve Up New Dramatic Comedy NAPERVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, looks forward to presenting the Chicago premiere of Naperville by acclaimed young playwright Mat Smart. (more...)

Doo-Wop Legends The Diamonds to Perform at Reagle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present a salute to American Bandstand with Bandstand Boogie! Featuring The Diamonds on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

Broadway Stars to Inaugurate New Arts Center in Restored Vermont Gristmill with Norman Rockwell Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Four acclaimed Broadway actors will spend the last week of October in Arlington, Vt., rehearsing Perfect Picture (a musical about the life of Norman Rockwell) just a few miles from the artist's former home - in preparation for a staged concert at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium on October 31. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - Mark Ballas on Being JERSEY BOYS' Final Frankie Valli
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 17, 2016

Today, the quadruple threat (that's right, he's a musician too!) speaks with BWW about what it means to make his Broadway debut in a show that has held a special place in his heart since the time he was a little boy! (more...)

BWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Theatre of Neighborhoods
by Guest Blogger: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Nov 7, 2016

Several months ago, I took fifty baths in New York City. That's more than basically any adult I know who lives here. (more...)

BWW Interview: In Depth with Chita Rivera on her Upcoming Concerts CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION
by Bob Rizzo - Nov 14, 2016

Broadway icon Chita Rivera discusses her upcoming concerts, playing rooms both big and small, getting the job done, and how she discovered her voice. (more...)

BWW Interview - Composers Michael Weiner & Alan Zachary Chat ONCE UPON A TIME's Musical Episode
by Caryn Robbins - May 5, 2017

Today, talented composers Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner speak exclusively to BWW and explain how they pulled off an original musical episode of this beloved series! (more...)

Veteran Dallas Consultants Launch Waypoint Consulting Services
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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2017 Tony Awards - The Nominees React - UPDATING LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

We've caught Tony fever here at BroadwayWorld, and it's spreading! Follow us on BWW throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions, exclusive reports, surprises, behind the scenes coverage and oh, so much more! (more...)

Next To None Launch Video for New Single 'The Apple'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Rising young metallers Next To None recently announced the release of their forthcoming second album 'Phases' through InsideOutMusic in Europe and EMP Label Group in North America on July 7, 2017. (more...)

Grammy -Winning Little Big Town & Washington State's Browne Family Vineyards Debut 4 Cellars
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

For Grammy Award-winning Little Big Town, life is about the journey and the people they meet along the way. (more...)

Legacy to Release Deluxe 3CD/1DVD Box Set 'The Highwaymen Live - American Outlaws'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Legacy is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Highwaymen Live - American Outlaws, a deluxe new 3CD/1DVD (or 3CD/1 Blu-ray) box set of concert performancesincluding a previously unreleased complete concert on CD and DVD (or Blu-ray)from country music's legendary first 'supergroup,' today, May 20. (more...)

Cast of FALSETTOS Revival Excited To Reunite During Tonys Season
by Alan Henry - May 2, 2017

The cast of FALSETTOS on Broadway are excited to reunite during Tonys season following nominations this morning for Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, and Brandon Uranowitz. The production is set to be broadcast on Live from Lincoln Centre later this year on PBS. (more...)

NYC Working Professionals Share Friendship and Life Lessons in Presentation of Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World'
by Courtney Savoia - May 17, 2017

A group of working NYC professionals with a talent and passion for the performing arts are coming together this May for a special presentation of Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World. This production uses the themes and adages from this profound work to illustrate the human response to change and the beauty of embracing the journey for all its worth. With the added bonus of getting to perform with a group of friends, this cast is also excited to prove that you can always follow your dreams and find that creative outlet that provides balance to the routine of everyday life and responsibilities. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Albert Jones and More in RED VELVET, Helmed by Stafford Arima at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs now through April 30, 2017 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, March 30, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for RED VELVET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

???????The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 25, 2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Damian Lazarus and The Ancient Moons Return with 'I Found You'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Lazarus closed his Day Zero festival in Mexico with I Found You back in January, and since then it has become one of his most requested tracks. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RED VELVET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Old Globe presents Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Danny Gardner Comes to Life as George M. Cohan in the NEW YORK SPECTACULAR
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 7, 2016

He made his mark on the New York stage in 2015 playing the Fred Astaire role in Lady, Be Good at City Center's Encores! This past season he made his Broadway debut as Lucky in the tap-happy revival of Dames At Sea. Now Danny Gardner shuffles onto the grand stage at Radio City making his debut in the New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes. As part of the principal cast, Danny joins eighty performers in this new show that celebrates New York City in the summertime. It's centered around the trip of a lifetime for two kids, who, while on a vacation in New York, are separated from their parents. The city magically comes to life and helps to reunite their family in the end. It's all directed and choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels, and is written by Drama Desk Award-winner Douglas Carter Beane. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO's Benjamin Walker & Wife Kaya Scodelario Expecting 2nd Child
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO's Benjamin Walker took to Instagram today to announce the joyful news that he and wife Kaya Scodelario ('Skins') are expecting a second child. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson Church
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 6, 2017

Completing the Circle:  360Rep Co, Raises Awareness for Gays Against Guns with The Pulse Project Premiere By Amy Oestreicher (more...)

My Little Pony-Themed ANTELOPE PLAY, WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD and More Set for Theater Wit's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

'Are we still who we thought we were?' 'How much do we still value the culture we embraced a year ago?' These are the questions that guided Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler as he assembled the company's 2017-18 'smart art' season of contemporary, comedic plays. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Falzon of SWING ON THIS! at Sydney Theatre Royal
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 6, 2016

He's played everyone, from Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You, to the titular character of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He's also earned a stellar reputation both here and overseas a soloist in his own right. In fact it's hard to find anyone in the performance industry who doesn't admire the talent, work ethic and congeniality of Michael Falzon. I found myself thoroughly charmed in a chat with him about his brainchild Swing On This that has had more comebacks than Farnham! And with good reason as I discovered. (more...)

BWW Interview: Giles Taylor of QUEEN...IT'S A KINDA MAGIC! at Athenaeum Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 4, 2016

He would have been 70 this year, and people mourn his death as acutely today as they did when it was announced, so much so that the name Freddie has become exclusively synonymous to his memory as one of the most unique, boundary-pushing and talented singer/songwriters of all time. Accompanied by similarly legendary musicians who still perform under the name to this day (they're soon to conclude their European tour fronted by Adam Lambert), Queen are proven time and time again to still be audience favourites in everything from karaoke to musical theatre extravaganzas and tribute juggernauts. The latest of these to reach Australian Queen fans features the incredible Giles Taylor, who I was fortunate enough to connect with and discuss his excitement about returning Down Under. (more...)

Dion Coming to MPAC, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

 A pioneer of rock and roll, Hall of Fame artist Dion comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $59 - $99. (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

The Peoples Improv Theater presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps, Feb 15-March 30, 2017, at the PIT Loft. This solo character show, written and performed by Eli James, is a decade-by-decade journey through the parade of unsung deplorables who inhabit the history of rock 'n' roll. (more...)

First Person with NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger: My Second Chance at Crutchie
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - tickets are now available for Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!, playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event reunites original cast members Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Below, Keenan-Bolger joins BroadwayWorld as a guest author to explain why this second chance at Crutchie was so important to him... (more...)

Starry PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Old Globe presents a revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Camila Cabello Leaves Fifth Harmony!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Eonline.com reports that Fifth Harmony will be go from five to four with the announcement that Camila Cabellohas has left the girl group. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Eve Pearson-Wright
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 5, 2017

Eve Pearson-Wright blogs for BWW to give us insight into a day in the life of an actress at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

THE ACES' Debut Official 'Baby Who' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Aces' much anticipated debut EP I Don't Like Being Honest was released globally late last month. Today, the band is excited to share the official music video for the EP track, 'Baby Who,' which was directed by drummer Alisa Ramirez. (more...)

NEXT TO NONE Announce Additional Tour Dates with Labelmates Doll Skin
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Rising young metallers Next To None released their second album 'Phases' through InsideOutMusic in Europe and EMP Label Group in North America on July 7, 2017. This comes off the back of the band's first ever European tour alongside label-mates Haken, as well as dates supporting Mike Portnoy's much anticipated Shattered Fortress show. The band is currently on the road with labelmates Doll Skin. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Jacobson Waxes Poetic on Theatre, Church & Playwriting
by Gil Kaan - Aug 15, 2016

Prolific playwright Tom Jacobson will have the world premiere of his latest theatrical work CAPTAIN OF THE BIBLE QUIZ TEAM opening August 27, 2016  (weekends only) through October 3, 2016.  This immersive piece (with the audience as the congregation) will be presented at venues to include the Lutheran Church of the Master, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Hollywood Lutheran Church.   (more...)

Itamar Moses, Isaac Oliver and More Set for DEAD DARLINGS: COMRADES EDITION at Judson Memorial Church
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Dead Darlings is back this month on April 12 for COMRADES Edition at Judson Memorial Church. (more...)

BWW Interview: Celebrate 30 Years of PERFECT CRIME with Record Holder Catherine Russell
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 20, 2016

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BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with C.'s Bradley Greenwald
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 15, 2016

The new triple threat may just be actor - singer- playwright. Bradley Greenwald is well known for acting and singing on stage, and now may be just as well known for his writing abilities. (more...)

BWW Interview: Go Behind the Casting Table with the Creators of Hit Web Series-TURNING THE TABLES!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Season Two features a brand-new and unique take on the series and if you missed the premiere, you can click here to catch up and find out what the twist is all about. While we wait for Episode 2 (airing Tuesday, April 25), the cast is opening up about the exciting new season... (more...)

Vision Venture Partners Launches with an Eye on Shaping the Esports, Digital Entertainment and Lifestyle Food and Beverage Segments
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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