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BWW Interview: Playwright/Actress Halley Feiffer on Her Long Titles, Collaborations, & Growing Up Funny
by Gil Kaan - Sep 8, 2017

Halley Feiffer's no stranger to the stage with her latest A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT SLOAN-KETTERING MEMORIAL CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY already in previews this first week of September at The Geffen Playhouse. A FUNNY THING..., however, will mark Halley's first time performing in her own work, after her self-described, humbling acting role in the theatre legends-studded The Front Page earlier this year on Broadway. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Sunday for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Boch Center and The Madison Square Garden Company announced that a brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for a limited two week engagement from May 1-13, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 6, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club will soon present world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Broadway Publicist Andy Snyder Launches Creative Agency, Thinkwell NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Veteran theatrical publicist Andy Snyder has launched Thinkwell NYC, an independent agency for hire that specializes in the creation of publicity, marketing, and advertising copy, content and other written materials for agencies, firms, and individual businesses. Within the theatrical P.R. space, Thinkwell NYC will work in an exclusive partnership with DKC/O&M, generating a broad array of written materials for Rick Miramontez's publicity firm and its clients. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH, Premiering This Week at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione's Flight of the Monarch from September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

BANDSTAND Swings Into Final Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Catch the Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) during its final weeks before its final performance on Sunday, September 17. (more...)

2018 Artios Awards Nominations in Television, Theatre, Short Form Series and Short Film Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Casting Society of America announced nominees for the 2018 Artios Awards for all Television, Theatre, Short Films and Short Form Series categories. Congratulations to all the nominees!! (more...)

Max Crumm & Lucy DeVito to Lead Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), will play The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) beginning November 7th and opening on November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman. (more...)

THE PORTUGUESE KID, Starring Jason Alexander, Starts Tomorrow at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A friendy reminder that performances begin tomorrow Tuesday, September 19 for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley. (more...)

John Lithgow Wins Emmy Award for THE CROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

John Lithgow has just been announced as the winner of the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Netflix's 'The Crown'. The actor portrayed iconic politician Winston Churchill. (more...)

TechCrunch Premieres Nigel Stanford's Next Mini-Movie 'Automatica - Robots vs. Music'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Automatica is the title-track from Stanford's forthcoming Sony Music Masterworks debut album. 'Automatica - Robots vs. Music' is a follow up to 2015's viral video, 'Cymatics - Science vs. Music' which visualized a brand-new synthesis of music, art and physics. Stanford's latest brainchild raises the question, just how close are we to fully AI robots performing instruments and blending in with normal, every-day human activity? Watch his latest creation today on TechCrunch. (more...)

John Lithgow to Bring the Magic of Storytelling to Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Controversial New Play FERGUSON to Make World Premiere in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective will present the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). (more...)

BANDSTAND Announces Partnerships for Performance Rights and Future National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The producers of the Tony Award winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, are pleased to announce partnerships with Work Light Productions, The Road Company and Samuel Frenchfor the future touring and performance rights of the musical. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Hold Celebration of Actor Howard Witt
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Goodman Theatres honors the life and legacy of Howard Witt, one of the American theater's most accomplished actors, by hosting a public celebration event on Monday, October 2. Witt, whose six-decade theatrical career began and ended at the Goodman, passed away peacefully on June 21 at the age of 85. The celebration includes remarks and artistic presentations by Witt's family, including his three children-Deborah, Robin and Joshua Witt-close friends and artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH Makes World Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione's Flight of the Monarch from September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

PlayCo's U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Extends Through October 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

In response to demand, The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert Bradshaw, has extended the U.S. premiere of Oh My Sweet Land, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, through October 22, 2017. (more...)

ABC's ROSEANNE Reboot Will Feature 'Gender Creative' 9-Year-Old Character
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

ABC's recently announced reboot of the hit 1990's comedy ROSEANNE will feature a 'gender creative' 9-year-old character. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to The Broward Center 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Fort Lauderdale premiere October 10 - 22, 2017 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Celebrates 100 Performances with Free Cast Album Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, celebrates 100 performances on Broadway at the matinee performance today, Wednesday, July 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: TheaterLab presents LAST DITCH PLAYLIST A New Play by Brad Baron
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

LAST DITCH PLAYLIST, a new play by Brad Baron, who is also featured in the production along with Ross McCorkell, Amy Stringer and Dontonio Demarco will be presented on August 17, 18 and 19 (Thursday - Saturday) at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Theaterlab, located at 357 West 36th Street, 3rd floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/975828.  (more...)

Photos: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow and More in Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Bucks County Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS! Check out the photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Route 66 Theatre to Conclude 9th Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Route 66 Theatre company is pleased to conclude its ninth season with the Chicago premiere of Halley Feiffer's dark comedy  A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT SLOAN-KETTERING MEMORIAL CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY. (more...)

BANDSTAND'S Hopkins & Pero Join BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BANDSTAND'S James Nathan Hopkins, Joey Pero, and Matt Cusak have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND on Sunday, August 6th, at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Performs 'Adelaide's Lament' and More Highlights from Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld got a special preview of the upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS at the Bucks County Playhouse! Check out the rehearsal highlights below! (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Breaking: Last Gig! BANDSTAND Will Play Final Broadway Performance This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music byRichard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on Sunday, September, 17, 2017 following 24 previews and 166 regular performances. (more...)

Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner to Lead 'A FUNNY THING...' at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for the first play in its 2017 / 2018 season, Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. (more...)

River Street Theatre presents Classic Hecht-MacArthur Comedy as Fundraiser for Jaffrey Woman's Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the classic Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur fast paced romantic comedy, His Girl Friday, on Wednesday, August 16 at 7 pm as a fundraiser for the Jaffrey Woman's Club. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Johnny Galecki May Reprise Role for ROSEANNE Revival; Goodman's 'Dan' Will Be Alive
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Johnny Galecki is currently in discussions to reprise his role as David Healy on ABC's upcoming revival of ROSEANNE. At Sunday's TCA press tour, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said of the casting news, 'Those conversations are still in progress.' (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Jill-Christine Wiley to Lead National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC as part of a North American tour. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 7th, 2017, Take a Look at the Broadway Real Estate for the Upcoming Season
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 7, 2017

Even though we are in the slow summer season for theatre news, show and casting announcements have been slowly trickling in so that the 2017-2018 Broadway season is beginning to come into sharper focus. The slate is filled with high-profile offerings like FROZEN and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, exciting revivals including M. BUTTERFLY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and MY FAIR LADY, intriguing new works like THE BAND'S VISIT and JUNK, and curious newcomers, i.e. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. (more...)

Breaking: Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk to Lead Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just officially learned that Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER will be coming to Broadway's Booth Theatre this fall starring Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer, Tony-winner Laura Benanti, another Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle Lead Cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tresnjak. The comedy, which runs September 7 through October 8, opens Hartford Stage's 2017-18 season. Actors Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle lead the distinguished cast. (more...)

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Celebrating the little four-stringed wonder - the Ukulele - which has been captivating hearts and bringing musical joy into people's lives for over 100 years, the 2017 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival presented by Kala Koa Entertainment, is an exciting day-long event dedicated to exploring the musical versatility of the ukulele for the experienced ukulele player, the occasional strummer, or simply the curious spectator. Taking place on Saturday, September 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, The Festival includes workshops for all levels of playing ability to work on technique or simply learn to play, live all-star performances by some of today's most popular ukulele players (included in admission), as well as a variety of vendors and popular Hawaiian food and beverage options (for purchase). The 2017 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival is the only festival of its kind where one can enjoy all-star performances all-day by today's hottest ukulele talent plus access to all the workshops, all for $45 for the day - kids 12 and under are free to attend. (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

City Theatre Begins Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

City Theatre dives into a fresh season of new plays with an off-Broadway hit comedy by playwright Halley Feiffer, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Directed by City Theatre newcomer Joshua Kahan Brody, the production runs on the Main Stage September 23 - October 15, 2017. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA Opens Saint Sebastian Players 37th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) open the company's 37th season with the powerful drama The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca. Performances run October 20-November 12, 2017 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield), Chicago.   (more...)

State Theatre to Welcome Nathan Lane Live with a Screening of THE BIRDCAGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

He has dazzled audiences of theater, television and film for decades. Now, the incomparable Nathan Lane will be live on stage for an evening of conversation and Q&A Sunday, October 22 at the State Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to Seattle This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Seattle premiere from September 6 - 11 at The Paramount Theatre as part of a North American tour. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Bucks County Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

'Guys and Dolls', the classic Broadway musical, brings a veteran Broadway cast to New Hope, PA at the historic Bucks County Playhouse through August 12, 2017. Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler are proud that this is the largest production since the reopening of Bucks County Playhouse in 2012. The 2017 Bucks County Playhouse Season is sponsored by Bank of America. (more...)

The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Heads to Jacksonville
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Jacksonville premiere October 31-November 5 at the Times-Union Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: TheaterLab presents LAST DITCH PLAYLIST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

LAST DITCH PLAYLIST, a new play by Brad Baron, who is also featured in the production along with Ross McCorkell, Amy Stringer and Dontonio Demarco will be presented on August 17, 18 and 19 (Thursday - Saturday) at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Theaterlab, located at 357 West 36th Street, 3rd floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/975828.  (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of The Sound of Music as part of a North American tour. State Theatre New Jersey presents four performances of The Sound of Music December 22-24, 2017. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Judy Kaye, Wayne Cilento & More Join Broadhurst Theatre's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Tony Award winners Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Judy Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera), Wayne Cilento (Wicked), and more, have joined the Broadhurst Theatre's centennial birthday bash at Feinstein's/54 Below Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, at 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm.   (more...)

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