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242 W. 45th St.

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Based on the novel by William Saroyan


Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be today, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

THE PARIS OPERA Set for New York City Release 10/18
by Movies News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

This fall, film movement takes audiences behind the scenes of a drama-filled season at one of the world's greatest cultural institutions with THE PARIS OPERA. (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for HAIRSPRAY at Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Tony Maudsley (ITV1's Benidorm) will play Edna Turnblad when Hairspray returns to Edinburgh next year. He will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside established musical theatre performer Jon Tsouras (A Chorus Line) who will play the role of Corny Collins. Dex Lee (The Scottsboro Boys) will play Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon) will play Link Larkin, Lauren Stroud (Wicked) will play Amber, Monique Young (Top Hat) will play Penny, Karis Jack (Urinetown) will play Little Inez, Adam Price (Hairspray) will play Male Authority Figure, Tracey Penn (Made in Dagenham) will play Female Authority Figure and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot) will play Duane. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting, Creative Team for PARADE IN CONCERT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

???????WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott Eckert. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a Book by Alfred Uhry, Parade will play a special one-night only performance on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

A British Invasion: Stars Cross the Pond to Light Up Broadway This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2015

'[Thank you] to an incredible cast of British and American actors who make the Atlantic look like a little creek you can just kind of pop across,' said Dame Helen Mirren upon receiving her 2015 Tony Award. The stage and screen star reprised her critically-acclaimed performance in THE AUDIENCE after a West End run in 2013, and she was just one of many to 'pop across' an ocean for a stab at Broadway.  An unprecedented amount of British talent took over Broadway last year, bringing us such productions as THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, and SKYLIGHT.   It doesn't seem like the trend is ending anytime soon. This fall, Broadway will welcome a slew of British actors- some of whom will be making their US stage debuts in incoming productions. And it's not just performers. We're getting some complete British imports in shows like A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and KING CHARLES III. Below, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on this season's British imports. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Charles Dickens's enchanting story A Christmas Carol. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre's CREEP World Premiere Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

WaterTower Theatre presents the world premiere of Donald Fowler's musical CREEP. The musical will open WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 Season on Monday, October 5, 2015 (with previews tonight, October 2, Saturday, October 3, and a Gala Preview performance on Sunday, October 4). Kate Galvin, Associate Producer at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, will direct. CREEP is produced by Terry Martin. (more...)

THE PARIS OPERA Set for New York City Release Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

This fall, film movement takes audiences behind the scenes of a drama-filled season at one of the world's greatest cultural institutions with THE PARIS OPERA. (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes of THE PARIS OPERA, Opening Theatrically Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

In turns ironic, light-hearted and cruel, encompassing both music and ballet, THE PARIS OPERA puts the spotlight on great artistic passions and tells the story of life backstage at this iconic and indispensable performing arts institution. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes of THE PARIS OPERA, Opening Theatrically 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

In turns ironic, light-hearted and cruel, encompassing both music and ballet, THE PARIS OPERA puts the spotlight on great artistic passions and tells the story of life backstage at this iconic and indispensable performing arts institution. (more...)

United Solo to Offer Master Classes With James Lecesne, Adam Wade, And Austin Pendleton
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

In addition to presenting 120 productions, the world's largest solo theatre festival has launched a series of Master Classes, for theater artists, students, and enthusiasts with all levels of experience. (more...)

Dawn Derow Coming to Metropolitan Room This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Hot off her 2015 MAC Award win The Sexy Sass Coloratura is laughing  like Adele from ' Die Fledermaus,' 'its so funny ha ha ha,' and it will be funny and glorious when she recreates that famous aria and many more in her critically acclaimed show LEGIT (A Classical Cabaret) Directed by Lina Koutrakos, with Music Direction by Mark Janas with Special Guest Operatic Tenor Christopher Yoon and multi-Award winning songstress Celia Berk. (more...)

Breaking: HAIR LIVE! To Air On NBC Spring 2019
by Alan Henry - May 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that following on the heels of NBC's critically acclaimed rock musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert' comes the true original rock musical, 'Hair Live!,' which will be broadcast in the spring of 2019 in front of a live audience.  (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

PLAYING ON AIR Announces Celebrity Judges For Inaugural James Stevenson Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Playing On Air announced today the names of the three celebrity guests joining sponsor Josie Merck on the jury for their inaugural James Stevenson Prize, which will award three monetary prizes for new short comedic plays that honor and perpetuate the spirit and wit of Mr. Stevenson. (more...)

Douglas Olson Shares 'The Human Comedy After the Apocalypse: The New Way'
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Douglas Olson, a husband, father, grandfather, previous Peace Corps member, 20 year-employee with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 16 year-employee with the World Bank, spent his career struggling to make a difference and to contribute to the solution of the world's water problems. What he concluded is that the water problems are not getting solved, and neither is anything else. Environmental degradation, loss of bio-diversity, climate change, and depletion of natural resources are all getting worse... heading towards disaster. Mr. Olson has completed his new book 'The Human Comedy After the Apocalypse: The New Way': a captivating and cultural look into the future and life after the apocalypse. (more...)

PIANO MEN—A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL Comes to Stage One
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Combining the music of Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage, The Piano Men is a dynamic, interactive concert celebrating these two giants of pop music. The concert, which features two pianos facing off at center stage, features Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer ("A top notch performer!" Daily Variety) and Donnie Kehr ("Sensational," New York Post) accompanied by the all-star musicians and backup singers of The Rocket Band. Two pianos bring two impressive hit catalogues alive! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day, March 7th - Happy Birthday, Donna Murphy!
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2017

Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history! (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin Today at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Thom Babbes Discusses A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by Don Grigware - Mar 2, 2018

Thom Babbes credits at Actors Co-op include Summer and Smoke, Ah, Wilderness (Best Director/StageSceneLA), The Miracle Worker and Wait Until Dark.  He has directed workshop productions of new works, Dietrich (based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer) by John Martins III, The Real Real Thing by Frank Higgins and Washington Irvine's Sketchbook by Frank Higgins and Southhamton County (based on Nat Turner's slave rebellion) which Mr. Babbes wrote.  Other credits:  Sun City by Jim Geoghan at Stella Adler Theater, Hollywood.  A writer as well, Mr. Babbes recently adapted William Saroyan's novel The Human Comedy for the stage.  Screenplays include Deadly Dreams and Body Chemistry (Concorde New Horizons), The Audition - A Short Film (Co-Writer - Winner Best Screenplay & Best Comedy 2008 - 168 Hour Film Festival), X-treme Weekend - Short Film (Co-Writer, screened at multiple fests USA and Canada.)  Insurrection (Samuelson Prods.), Bleeding Writing and Arithmetic (Kings Road Ent.), The Substutute (Apollo Pictures), Island of Lonely Men (Sotela Pictures). (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors Co-op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII.  A Man for All Seasons opens tonight, Friday, March 2 at 8:00 pm, and will run through Sunday, April 15 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Official: Ferne McCann to Lead GATSBY at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Ruby in the Dust's Gatsby, which plays at the Union Theatre this April, is proud to announce the cast to their jazz musical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's epitome of glitz, glamour and the end of the American Dream. The cast includes The Only Way is Essex star Ferne McCann in her theatre debut. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon, Opens Tonight at BTG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which began performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for tonight, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Gordon Connell, BIG RIVER's Original Mark Twain, Dies at 93
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

A frequent performer on and off Broadway, Connell was married to actress Jane Connell. (more...)

Meg Ryan's Directorial Debut Comes to River St. Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Award-winning actress Meg Ryan makes directorial debut with the film, ITHACA, which opens Thursday, June 24 at the River Street theatre in Jaffrey,. It will play at 7pm each day through Saturday, June 26. (more...)

Jonathan Andrew Hume, Laura Jane Matthewson & Calum Melville Join Tim Gilvin at Live at Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Making his Live at Zedel debut on 19th July 2017 at 9.15pm, multi-award winning composer, lyricist and pianist TIM GILVIN leads an inspirational evening of musical theatre sharing his acclaimed scores with the help of a stellar cast of West End performers including JONATHAN ANDREW HUME (The Lion King), KATE MARLAIS (War Horse, The Human Comedy), LAURA JANE MATTHEWSON (Beyond The Fence, Dogfight, 2014 Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award) and CALUM MELVILLE (Blondel, Moliere's Le Misanthrope).  It will be a brilliant and varied night of entertainment including exclusive performances of new work.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan Reunite in New Film ITHACA
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan reunite in the new film ITACA, set for limited release on September 9th. The duo co-starred in such classics as 'You've Got Mail' and 'Sleepless In Seattle.' (more...)

Donnie Kehr Returns to JERSEY BOYS in Las Vegas, Through March 6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

?For veteran Broadway actor Donnie Kehr, JERSEY BOYS has been an interesting and enviable ride. He appeared in the very first production of the show in La Jolla, under the direction of Des McAnuff, where he originated the role of Gyp DeCarlo. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for Cleveland (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

Cast Set for for APAC's ASTORIA STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to announce the talented group of actors who will bring to life ASTORIA STORIES, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. ASTORIA STORIES is a collaborative production of plays and musicals celebrating the area of Queens that APAC calls home. The limited engagement will be at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. (*Sunday February 21st @ 7:30pm performance will be at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue.) Performances begin Friday, February19 and continue through Saturday, February27. (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

BAD JEWS Returning for Limited West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Due to popular demand, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions are delighted to announce the return of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS to the West End, at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket. The critically-acclaimed production will run from 8th February until 19th March 2016, following sell out runs at Ustinov Studio, Bath, St James Theatre and The Arts Theatre, London. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Opens 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/15/2016 - NUTTY PROFESSOR, INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 15, 2016

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: NUTTY PROFESSOR makes its NYC debut, and a starry lineup brings INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY to the stage! (more...)

PIANO MEN—A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL Comes to Stage One
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Combining the music of Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage, The Piano Men is a dynamic, interactive concert celebrating these two giants of pop music. The concert, which features two pianos facing off at center stage, features Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer ("A top notch performer!" Daily Variety) and Donnie Kehr ("Sensational," New York Post) accompanied by the all-star musicians and backup singers of The Rocket Band. Two pianos bring two impressive hit catalogues alive! (more...)

Kate Marlais Announced as The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Musical Theatre Network & Mercury Musical Developments & Lyric Hammersmith are delighted to announce that Kate Marlais will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Lyric Hammersmith commencing March 2018. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Announce Full Cast For World Premiere Of All-Female Musical ORANGES AND ELEPHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, today announces full cast for the world premi re of Oranges and Elephants, the first production in the venue's all-female spring season Female Parts. The musical centres on two rival female gangs in Victorian London blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting for CREEP World Premiere This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced details of the world premiere of Donald Fowler's musical CREEP. The musical will open WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 Season on Monday, October 5, 2015 (with previews on Friday, October 2, Saturday, October 3, and a Gala Preview performance on Sunday, October 4). Kate Galvin, Associate Producer at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, will direct. CREEP is produced by Terry Martin. (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Geva's World Premiere of THE ROAD TO WHERE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Geva Theatre Center's 2015 Fielding Studio Series concludes with the world premiere of The Road to Where by Cass Morgan, directed by Mark Cuddy. The production begins performances tonight, April 23 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through May 10. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/17/2016
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/17/2016 for Atlanta (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/10/2016 for Atlanta (more...)

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