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by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2021
The 2020 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or seven) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 42 awards!
by Herbert Paine - Oct 7, 2019
Thanks to strong performances and technically proficient staging, Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE, while neither raging nor bullish, manages to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. The play runs through October 20th at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 16, 2019
The 19/20 theatrical season has seen several milestones for many of its area theatres but the biggest by far is the 70th anniversary of the company that helped pioneer the regional theatre movement in this country Arena Stage.
by Charles Shubow - Oct 14, 2019
Director Paige Hernandez does a masterful job in a play about boxing and racism.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2019
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced Ben McKenzie (Ben) will complete the cast of Bess Wohl's GRAND HORIZONS. The production will mark his Broadway debut.
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022
The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022
The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!
by Greer Firestone - May 6, 2019
Bono, friend to Troy the protagonist in UD Rep Ensemble's FENCES, comments 'Some people build fences to keep people out, some people build fences to keep people in'.
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2020 award winners' (originally scheduled for Monday, April 20) for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2018
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of THE ORIGINALIST written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith. Produced by Middle Finger Production, LLC [Beth Newburger, Executive Producer] and Arena Stage and part of 59E59's Subscription Series, THE ORIGINALIST begins performances on Saturday, July 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 19. 
by Julie Musbach - May 10, 2018
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the success of Title Wave at Bay Street: The 5th Annual New Works Festival, which took place at Bay Street TheaterFriday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6.  The audience responded positively to all four readings and had the unique opportunity to hear new works read by actors based in both New York City and the Hamptons, including legendary actresses Estelle Parsons (Roseanne, Bonnie and Clyde) and Jane Alexander (All the President's Men, The Great White Hope). After each reading, the audience had the opportunity to participate in a talkback with the playwrights and directors, where they were able to ask questions and give feedback on the play.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 10, 2018
A special encore broadcast of American Masters -- Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women' airs nationwide Sunday, May 20 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream the following day on pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps. This special encore broadcast coincides with the premiere of Little Women on Masterpiece (Sunday, May 13 and 20 at 8 p.m. on PBS) as well as The Great American Read (Tuesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. on PBS), a new eight-part television and online series that explores America's 100 most-loved novels, including Little Women by author Louisa May Alcott.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2018
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full cast and creative team for the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterious snow child who transforms them.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2022
The Shubert Organization, Inc., will rename the 110-year-old Cort Theatre to the James Earl Jones Theatre, in recognition of Mr. Jones’s lifetime  of immense contributions to Broadway and the entire artistic community. 
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 12, 2020
Texas Woman's University's College Audition Prep Program is back better than ever this year with two great options for high school musical theater and acting students: a new two week Intensive stay camp hosted by Texas Woman's University on their beautiful Denton, Texas campus OR a four day Weekend event packed with master classes, dance classes, mock auditions and college program overview presentations.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 4, 2018
The Acting Company announces the full cast of its one-night-only benefit reading of The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama,at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, June 11.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2019
According to TV Guide, actor Max Wright died at age 75.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021
He has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, and a Golden Globe Award. Some of Beatty's most notable films included Deliverance (1972), Network (1976), Friendly Fire (1979), Hear My Song (1991), and Toy Story 3 (2010).
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2018
Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021
It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.
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...
by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022
Take a first listen to James Earl Jones back as Darth Vader. Jones originated the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, starting with Episode IV – A New Hope. He has also been seen in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. Jones also voiced the character in in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and in the animated Star Wars Rebels series.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021
The Episcopal Actors' Guild has announced that the Barbour Playwrights Award is back! This festival celebrating new work for the theatre will return in June 2021 and feature virtual readings of three new plays nominated by this year's partnering company, Leviathan Lab.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2019
Today, Ryan Conway announces the launch of ARCHITECT THEATRICAL, a full service Broadway and Off-Broadway theatrical general management and production company.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019
Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre today announce the full cast for Nancy Medina's production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running. Medina directs Geoff Aymer (West), Ray Emmet Brown (Wolf), Derek Ezenagu (Hambone), Andrew French (Memphis), Leon Herbert (Holloway), Michael Salami (Sterling) and Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Risa). The production opens at Royal & Derngate Northampton on 4 September, with previews from 31 August and runs until 14 September before embarking on a UK tour to Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Oxford Playhouse, Cast Doncaster, New Wolsey Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Derby Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018
Continuing its cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will play at 59E59 Theaters under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 28, 2019
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) will present the Zelda Fichandler Award to Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre, at a special ceremony hosted by Larry Goldfarb at Villa Taverna in San Francisco on January 31. The award was originally presented at an event in New York City on November 11, 2018 and accepted by Taylor Mac on Greco's behalf.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2021
Mint Theater Company will continue its Silver Lining Streaming Series with the on-demand streaming of the three-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of Katie Roche by Teresa Deevy, directed by Jonathan Bank, beginning February 1st and continuing through March 28th The price of admission is FREE.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2018
Brave New World Repertory Theatre, the Brooklyn-based company that first won acclaim with To Kill A Mockingbird staged on the front porches of Victorian Flatbush in 2005, announces a new generation of Brave New Works for BNW's 15th anniversary season.
by - Jan 17, 2022
Today's top stories include yesterday's closing of four Broadway productions, including Flying Over Sunset, Clyde's, Ain't Too Proud, and To Kill a Mockingbird, the latter of which is set to return later this year. Plus, this weekend, Ariana DeBose hosted Saturday Night Live. Check out clips from her appearance below, including a medley from West Side Story, and a parody of The Sound of Music.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020
Today's top stories: Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, and more join the cast of Flying Over Sunset, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! It's almost Friday! Power through the rest of your week by reading the top Broadway stories!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the full company for the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel.
by Jenny Minich - Feb 5, 2020
Playwright Marco Ramirez's The Royale at 1st Stage is a rare and thought-provoking theatre experience.
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Feb 18, 2021
Theatre would not be theatre without the efforts of Black artists, and it’s important to learn about their impact on the industry. In honor of Black History Month, here is a timeline of theatre milestones achieved by Black professionals. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2018
Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the creative teams for the 2018 summer season. The six-play schedule, features three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the Pre-National Tour Engagement and New England premiere of an exciting new production of the classic movie Clue: On Stage.
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 7, 2021
Today’s subject William T. Newman Jr. is currently living his theatre life portraying the esteemed African-American playwright August Wilson in How I Learned What I Learned at WSC Avant Bard. The production marks the company’s return to LIVE performances and runs through December 19th at Gunston Arts Center in Theatre Two.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019
Grand Horizons is now in previews on Broadway!  Grand Horizons will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement, and officially open on January 23, 2020 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!
by Julie Musbach - Apr 25, 2018
The Acting Company presents a one-night-only benefit reading of The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, June 11. Directed by Michael Wilson, the acclaimed Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner, the performance reunites much of the cast and creative team from last season's critically acclaimed production at the American Repertory Theatre. 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2021
1st Stage has announced its brand-new series called the Masters' Class, beginning May 15 and spanning an inspiring array of new topics in theatre and performance.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2018
Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, concludes its 2017/18 season with the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse production of The Originalist by John Strand, directed by Molly Smith with Associate Director Seema Sueko, and featuring Edward Gero as Antonin Scalia. The Originalist runs May 10 - June 10, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00pm.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2019
BMCC's Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street, in partnership with New Federal Theatre, will present 'Hatitudes 2019: A Tribute to the Grace and Style of Our Mothers,' a benefit for Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2018
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING has officially won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2019
Today, April 15 (3pm EST), Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy will announce the winners of the the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including the finalists and winners for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This announcement marks the 103rd year of the Prizes. For more information on this year's and all past years' winners and finalists, please visit http://www.Pulitzer.org.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2019
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview has officially won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2019
Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books - home of Cool People, Dope Books and Great Coffee - celebrates GLORY: A Life Among Legends,the new memoir by renowned dancer, educator, producer and author Dr. Glory Van Scott,with a special reading and book discussion on Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 pm, at 5445 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The event is free and open to the public.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 10, 2018
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of UK's critically acclaimed self-titled debut record released on Polydor in 1978, Eddie Jobson is making this seminal album available on vinyl for the first time since its original release. It will be released on April 21st, and available exclusively to Record Store Day participating retailers worldwide. The record is pressed on 180 gram vinyl, and includes an 8 page full color booklet designed exclusively for this release. The album is remastered from the original tapes located at Abbey Road Studios in London, which is the same master that was used in the now out of print “Ultimate Collector's Edition” box set that compiled all the works of UK's 3 albums, along with rarities, live material and 5.1 versions across 18 discs.

The Great White Hope Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Great White Hope have their been?
The Great White Hope has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1968.

What Tony Awards has The Great White Hope been nominated for?
Best Play , .

What Tony Awards has The Great White Hope won?
Best Play, .

What other awards has The Great White Hope been nominated for?
Oustanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane Alexander, Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Edwin Sherin, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for James Earl Jones, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Edwin Sherin, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Howard SacklerPerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Jane Alexander and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marlene Warfield.

What other awards has The Great White Hope won?
Oustanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane Alexander, Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Edwin Sherin, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for James Earl Jones, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Edwin Sherin, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Howard Sackler Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jane Alexander and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marlene Warfield.

What productions of The Great White Hope have their been?
The Great White Hope has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1968.

What awards has The Great White Hope been nominated for?
Oustanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane Alexander, Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Edwin Sherin, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for James Earl Jones, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Edwin Sherin, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Howard SacklerPerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Jane Alexander and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marlene Warfield.

What awards has The Great White Hope won?
Oustanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane Alexander, Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Edwin Sherin, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for James Earl Jones, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Edwin Sherin, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Howard Sackler Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jane Alexander and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marlene Warfield.

What productions of The Great White Hope have there been?
The Great White Hope has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1968.