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In The Iceman Cometh, Harry Hope's saloon is home to a ragtag band of drunks and dreamers who celebrate the arrival of Hickey, the charismatic traveling salesman whose raucous presence always ensures a grand good time. But when a newly sober Hickey blows in with a renewed outlook on life, his zealous attempts to fix the lives of his old friends leads to a series of events that are at once devastatingly comic and heartbreaking-and a revelation that threatens to shatter the tenuous illusions that fuel their lives.


Tony Award-Winner Roger Robinson Passes Away Age 78
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Escondido, California from a complicated heart condition. He was 78. (more...)

U.S. Premiere Of Los Colochos' MENDOZA Appears Next Month At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Goodman Theatre and the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) present the U.S. premiere of Mendoza by Los Colochos Teatro of Mexico City, appearing in a limited engagement October 2-7 at the Goodman. The production is produced as part of Destinos-the 2nd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, a seven-week festival of Latino theater artists and companies from Chicago, the U.S. and Latin America in shows, panels and student performances at venues citywide. An adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Mendoza is a thrilling, fast-paced and blood-soaked ensemble production by Antonio Zuñiga and Juan Carrillo, directed by Carrillo and presented in Spanish with English supertitles. The limited engagement of Mendoza appears October 2-7 (Opening Night is October 2) at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); Tickets ($25) are available by telephone 312.443.3800 or online GoodmanTheatre.org/Mendoza. Destinos takes place through November 4; complete festival programming and ticket information available at www.clata.org. Chicago Community Trust is the Sponsor Partner of Mendoza and Corona Extra is the Official Beverage Sponsor of Mendoza and Destinos. NOTE: this production contains a live animal and is intended for mature audiences. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Performances Tonight At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. 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...)

Photo Coverage: THE PROM Company Gets Ready for Broadway!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 24, 2018

Put on your dancing shoes! The Prom is coming to Broadway. The new musical is set to officially open at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces 2018/2019 Playwrights Unit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Goodman Theatre's commitment to new works and emerging artists continues in its 2018/2019 Season. Today, the Goodman named four Chicago-based writers to its Playwrights Unit-Georgette Kelly, whose play Ballast was featured on The Kilroys List and received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play; Dianne Nora, a playwright, dramaturg, theater scholar and comedy writer who works in Chicago, Brooklyn and Dublin; Marisela Treviño Orta, semifinalist for the 2018 O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference and 2019 Kendeda Finalist (Alliance Theatre); and Stacey Rose, whose work has been presented at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, National Black Theatre and more. The Playwrights Unit, in partnership with Chicago Dramatists, meets bi-monthly to discuss their commissioned plays-in-progress with the Goodman's artistic team. The residency culminates in a public staged reading of each new play in Summer 2019.  (more...)

Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith's character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith's sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. (more...)

Casting Complete For 15th Annual New Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Casting is complete for the three "developmental productions" featured in Goodman Theatre's 15th annual New Stages Festival-a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. These three plays, which are staged in repertory following two weeks of rehearsal, include There's Always the Hudson by Paola Lazaro-Muñoz, directed by Jess McLeod; Felons and Familias by Sandra Delgado, directed by Marcela Muñoz; and Graveyard Shift by Korde Arrington Tuttle, directed by Danya Taymor. Developmental productions are designed by Kevin Depinet (Set), Noel Huntzinger (Costumes for There's Always the Hudson and Graveyard Shift), Birgit Rattenborg Wise (Costumes for Felons and Familias), Jesse Klug (Lights) and Richard Woodbury (Sound). (more...)

Orange Is The New Black Star Dale Soules Joins Reading Of New Michael Raver Play, EVENING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

Dale Soules (Orange Is The New Black, Hands On A Hardbody) will step into a reading of Michael Raver's new political drama, Evening. Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker will direct the reading on September 24th in New York. Soules replaces the previously announced Roberta Maxwell. (more...)

The 50th Jeff Awards Honor Four Theatres Over 50
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

The Jeff Awards will celebrate its 50th anniversary by presenting four Special Awards to theatres thriving after more than 50 years at the 50th Annual Equity Jeff Awards on Monday, October 22 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL.  These four award-winning theatres laid their Chicago foundations in drama, comedy, and musical theatre more than half a century ago and have endured to this day. The 2018 recipients are Goodman Theatre (1925), Drury Lane Productions (1949), Court Theatre (1955), and The Second City (1959). Collectively, they have received more than 1,400 nominations and 350 awards, dating back to the first ceremony. (more...)

World Premiere Of LADY IN DENMARK Starts 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith highlights the universal languages of love and music in Lady in Denmark, kicks off the 2018/2019 season in the 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre. Chay Yew, who also helmed the play's 2016 New Stages Festival staged reading, directs Linda Gehringer as Helene-a Danish American woman coping with the death of her husband who finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of their favorite singer, Billie Holiday. Orlandersmith's newest play is Helene's journey through the couple's time together-from the smoky jazz clubs of post-war Copenhagen to the home they shared in present-day Andersonville, Chicago. The creative team includes Andrew Boyce (set), Christine Pascual (costumes), Lee Fiskness (lighting) and Mikhail Fiksel (original music and sound). Donald E. Claxon is the production stage manager. Lady in Denmark appears October 19 - November 18, 2018 (opening night is October 29 at 7pm) in the Goodman's Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); tickets ($15-45; subject to change), by telephone 312.443.3800 or online GoodmanTheatre.org/LadyInDenmark. (more...)

BWW TV: What's THE PROM All About? The Broadway Cast Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 8, 2018

Put on your dancing shoes! The Prom is coming to Broadway. The new musical is set to officially open at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Hosts Costume Sale On 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

For the first time in six years, Goodman Theatre's Costume Shop hosts a costume sale on Saturday, October 20 from 9am - 2pm. More than 100 handmade items by the Goodman's costume shop artisans will be available for sale, priced starting at just $1. From couture gowns to fashionable headwear, attendees can pick selections from acclaimed Goodman productions including-hats and headwear from Artistic Associate Regina Taylor's gospel musical sensation Crowns (2004, 2012); uniforms from Artistic Director Robert Falls' celebrated production of King Lear (2006); the majorette costume from Sweet Bird of Youth (2012) with Academy Award-winning actress Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock; and more. The costume sale takes place on Saturday, October 20 from 9am - 2pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Admission is free and costume pieces range from $1 - $300+; both cash and credit is accepted. All sales are final and proceeds support the Goodman. Costume previews will not be available prior to the sale.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch THE PROM Dance Through First Broadway Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The cast of The Prom has their dancing shoes at the ready! Previews are currently underway at the Longacre Theatre, where the new musical opens on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Below, watch from backstage as the cast dances through their first bows on Broadway! (more...)

Time to Dance the Night Away! Meet the Cast of THE PROM- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the Cast of THE PROM in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom begins previews on Broadway tonight, October 23, at the Longacre Theatre. Get a first look at the full cast in action in the all new production photo below! (more...)

THE PROM Announces Rush Policy; Previews Begin Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The new Broadway comedy The Prom has announced that a limited number of $40 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s) beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cast and major credit cards are accepted. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Names Matthew Troillett New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Producing Director Jed Bernstein officially announced today that Matthew Troillett has joined the staff of Theatre Aspen as Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

THE PROM Original Broadway Cast Recording Available 12/14; Hear the First Single Now!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

It was announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Recording Of The Prom is set for digital release December 14th and physically January 11th.  Available for preorder now, the album is produced by Scott M. Riesett and Tony Award Nominee Matthew Sklar, with music by Sklar and lyrics by four-time Tony Award Nominee Chad Beguelin. (more...)

Brendan Coyle To Star In A Revival Of Conor McPherson's ST. NICHOLAS At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Goodman Theatre adds to its 2018/2019 Season a limited engagement of St. Nicholas-an internationally-acclaimed major revival by London's Donmar Warehouse of Conor McPherson's 1997 intimate thriller, directed by Simon Evans. The monologue play stars Olivier Award-winning actor Brendan Coyle ("Mr. Bates" of the smash sensation Downton Abbey, for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination) in "a superlative, mesmerizing performance that's simply not to be missed" (The Arts Review). The U.S. premiere, which appears in the Goodman's 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre, follows two acclaimed recent appearances at the Donmar Warehouse and the Dublin Theatre Festival. The creative team includes Peter McKintosh (Set), Matt Daw (Lighting) and Christopher Shutt (Sound). Goodman Theatre's limited engagement of St. Nicholas appears January 9 - 27, 2019 in the Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are available now ONLY with the purchase of a new Classic Membership (4-play packages start at $80). Individual tickets ($25 - $60; subject to change) go on sale Friday, November 9. For tickets and more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/StNicholas or call the box office (312.443.3800, 12 noon - 5pm daily). (more...)

Itamar Moses, Duncan Sheik, and More to Speak at Producer's Perspective Super Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport (Once On This Island) has announced complete speaker lineup for the 2nd annual Producer's Perspective Super Conference on November 10th and 11th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. (more...)

Target Margin Theater's Critically Acclaimed PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE GIRL Returns This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Target Margin Theater (Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf) is proud to present a remount of its acclaimed production, Pay No Attention to the Girl, for a limited three week run (October 25-November 11). The production brings to life interwoven stories about the sexes - their conflicts, their love, their tricks -from various translations / transmissions of The One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Silk Road, MENA (Middle Eastern / North African), and South Asian tales. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Now Accepting Applications For Two Education And Engagement Programs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Applications are now available for two Goodman Theatre Education and Engagement programs-Disney Musicals in Schools and Cindy Bandle Young Critics-offered at no cost to Chicagoland youth. Applications for Disney Musicals in Schools are available through Monday, October 15 and Cindy Bandle Young Critics through Friday, October 19 at GoodmanTheatre.org/Engage-Learn. For more information, call 312.443.5581. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Tony Winner Roger Robinson
by Walter McBride - Oct 1, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Escondido, California from a complicated heart condition. He was 78. (more...)

The Drama Desk Presents Panel Discussion Focused On Opportunities For Disabled Theater Artists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The Drama Desk will host a panel titled 'Expanding the Discourse: Is the Landscape of Theater Changing for Artists with Disabilities?' on Monday, November 12, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, Studio 17E, in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Larissa FastHorse's Comedy of Social Justice Warrior Errors, THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Michael Dale - Nov 7, 2018

"There are many factors, grant and school board requirements that we need to fulfill with this piece," the director explains to the cast on the first day of rehearsal of a Thanksgiving play for children. (more...)

Narda E. Alcorn Appointed Chair Of Stage Management At Yale School Of Drama
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

James Bundy, Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, announced today the appointment of Narda E. Alcorn as Chair of the School's Stage Management Department and Stage Management Advisor at Yale Rep, for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2019. (more...)

Kristine Nielsen Completes the Cast of GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen will complete the starry cast of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac, joining the previously announced three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. (more...)

THE PROM Makes History With First LGBTQ Kiss on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 23, 2018

The cast of The Prom, the new hit Broadway musical, built more than just a prom on yesterday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...they built a legacy. (more...)

VIDEO: THE PROM Performs at the Thanksgiving Day Parade!
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2018

Build a ProbBuild a Prom! The cast of THE PROM on Broadway took to the Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning to perform the show-stopping number from the new hit musical. Check out the video below!  (more...)

Listen to Two New Tracks from THE PROM Plus Pre-Order the Album Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Available now to stream and download are two brand new tracks from the ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING of THE PROM, set for digital release December 14th and physically January 11th via Sony Masterworks Broadway.  (more...)

Photos: THE PROM is Getting the Party Started! Check Out Brand New Photos from the Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

THE PROM is now in performances at Broadway's Longacre Theatre and officially opens on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Check out all new photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: The Cast of THE PROM Has an Opening Night to Remember! Go Inside the After Party!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2018

Last night belonged to the company of The Prom, which officially celebrated its opening last night, November 15, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre! We;'re taking you inside the big night with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE PROM
by Walter McBride - Nov 16, 2018

The Prom officially opened last night, November 15, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre! BroadwayWorld was there, and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of THE PROM Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Nov 16, 2018

The Prom officially opened last night, November 15, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre! BroadwayWorld was there, and you can check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Did Critics Have A Night To Remember At THE PROM?
by Review Roundups - Nov 15, 2018

Formal attire requested! THE PROM is now in performances at Broadway's Longacre Theatre and officially opens tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, 2018! (more...)


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BWW TV: Time to Dance! Watch Highlights from THE PROM on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2018

Formal attire requested! The Prom is now in performances at Broadway's Longacre Theatre and officially open tonight, November 15, 2018! Check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

James Greene, Veteran Broadway Actor Dies At 91
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

James Greene, a character actor with an illustrious stage career, but perhaps best known for his four-year stint on TV's 'The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd' with writer and director Jay Tarses, died on November 9, 2018, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91. (more...)

Rent A Tux! Broadway's THE PROM Opens Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Formal attire requested! THE PROM is now in performances at Broadway's Longacre Theatre and officially opens tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, 2018! (more...)

Broadway's THE PROM Announces Exclusive Partnership With Kenneth Cole
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

American fashion Designer and social activist, Kenneth Cole, today announced a partnership with Broadway's new musical comedy, THE PROM, to support human rights of LGBTQI people and equality. The partnership includes a fundraising initiative for the UN Foundation in support of UN Free & Equal - a global public information campaign of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to promote the fair and equal rights of LGBTQI+ people globally.   (more...)

Meet the Cast of NETWORK- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 10, 2018

NETWORK begins previews tonight, November 10 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Meet the Cast of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018

The Broadway production of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, a new play by Aaron Sorkin, starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of THE PROM Performs Live on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2019

This morning, some of the cast of the hit Broadway musical comedy, THE PROM, perform 'It's Time to Dance' in Good Morning America's Times Square studio. (more...)

BWW TV: The Year that Was- Relive the Plays of 2018!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 30, 2018

It has been an epic year for Broadway, with a whopping 22 plays having opened in 2018. Before we get wrapped up in the theatre season ahead, BroadwayWorld wants to stop and salute the shows that made this year great. Check out our 2018 wrap up below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: The Shows of 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2018

The gifts have been opened, the feasts have been eaten and the merriment has been had. As the holiday season comes to a close and we countdown the final days of the year, we're getting ready to ring in 2019 by looking back. Many theatres will get marquee makeovers in the coming weeks, as a handful of shows prepare to take their final bows. Before that happens, peek back on all of the Broadway marquees of 2018 below! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 12/28: PARADE Reading, Kennedy Center Honors, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 28, 2018

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the star-studded cast is announced for an upcoming reading of Parade, watch the full Kennedy Center Honors, and more! (more...)

Emmy Award Winning Actor Michael Emerson Joins The Cast Of SECRET IDENTITY As The Voice Of Dyre 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

Secret Identity a brand new play by playwright Chris Weikel will debut it's World Premiere at The Flea Theatre on January 9th. The story tackles high school bullying in a witty and provocative way when the protagonist escapes into his comic book world of Super Heroes before learning that being authentic is key to acceptance. Secret Identity bows in previews on January 9th with Opening Night on January 12th. Performances are Wednesday thru Saturday until February 2nd. Tickets are available from The Flea Box office here: bit.ly/2QwUOa8 (more...)

The Best of the Best: The Shows that Ruled 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

As we count down the last days of 2018, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. With so many stellar plays, musicals, revivals and new works, both on Broadway and off, a slew of shows have gained recognition from the critics this year. (more...)

Award-Winning Actor and Director Donald Moffat Passes Away At Age 87
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 20, 2018

It was reported this evening that Donald Moffat, a veteran actor of stage and scren, passed away this week at age 87, due to complications from a recent stroke. (more...)

THE PROM's Creator Invites Mike Pence to See The Show
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 19, 2018

According to NBC, the creators of The Prom are reaching out to Vice President Mike Pence to invite him to see the show. (more...)

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