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Ribbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2017

Hello, Dolly! is one of the most famous Broadway star vehicles, and no production has yet made that clearer than the one with Bette Midler's name floating high atop the marquee (and the 'sold out' sign). But what about the supporting ladies that fill the stage alongside the whirlwind Dolly Levi? (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts
by Daniella Parcell - May 28, 2017

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Nathan Lane (THE FRONT PAGE) and Patti LuPone (WAR PAINT) are no strangers to the Tony Awards, let alone to the Broadway stage. (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

Breaking: Stars from GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA, MISS SAIGON & More Earn 2017 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), have announced the 2017 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 9th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree for Excellence in the Theater and the 5th Annual John Willis Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre who will be celebrated at the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, June 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), current home of The Great Comet, recipient of 12 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. (more...)

Artists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of  FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. Previews performances begin March 7, the play opens March 11 and runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)

Florida Rep Announces 20th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre has just announced its 2017-2018 Season - its 20th Anniversary - in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre. Sept. 19, 2017 to May 6, 2018, the season will open two weeks earlier than previous years and includes A.R. Gurney's comedy about a street-smart pooch, 'Sylvia', a Tony-winning musical, multiple comedies, an American classic, a world-premiere, and new Cole Porter revue! (more...)

Theatre of Note presents the World Premieres of RED HELEN & SUPPER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Theatre of NOTE announces two world premieres plays running in repertory-RED HELEN,written by Jennifer Barclay and directed by Bill Voorhees & SUPPER, written by Phinneas Kiyomura and directed by Alina Phelan. RED HELEN will preview Friday, March 24 at 8pm, and will open on Thursday, March 30 at 8pm and run through Saturday, May 20, 2017. . SUPPER will preview Saturday, April 1 at 8pm, and will open on Thursday, April 6 at 8pm and run through Saturday, May 20, 2017 - both at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

CTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. It was initially scheduled for March 14th but was rescheduled due to snowstorm Stella. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for South Carolina (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center Presents PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Private Lives, Noel Coward's hilarious comedy of manners.Private Lives is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from March 21 to April 16. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Announces THE OPEN HAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the regional premiere of The Open Hand, which opens April 20, 2017 on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. This production runs through May 14, 2017, with Dale McFadden serving as director. (more...)


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Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes in Poster Art for ABC's DIRTY DANCING
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Below, get a first look at poster art featuring  Abigail Breslin ('Scream Queens') as Baby and Colt Prattes ('Rock of Ages,' Pink's music video 'Try') as Johnny! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for South Carolina (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The 2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date and time will be announced shortly. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for South Carolina (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

Flamenco, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS and More Set for Queens Theatre's Winter/Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Queens Theatre is launching its Winter/Spring 2017 Season with a diverse array of presentations, including the acclaimed dance company FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA, Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers and a new Queens Theatre production of the American classic, The Miracle Worker. (more...)

Artists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. Previews performances begin March 7, the play opens March 11 and runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. The show opens tonight, March 1, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement playing through March 26 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Ford Foundation Studio Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Works by Dael Orlandersmith, Samuel D. Hunter and More Slated for Rattlestick's NEW VOICES / NEW WORKS Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Rosalind Productions Inc. have announced the New Voices/New Works summer reading series. The New Voices/New Works program was launched earlier this year and actively scouts and incubates new voices. (more...)

Popular Week-Long Improv Intensive Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company is offering a week-long improv intensive, July 24-28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, led by Stan Wells who has directed multiple shows for famed LA comedy institution The Groundlings. It is open to adults and teens aged 15+, and novices are welcome to register along with veteran performers. All classes will be at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor. The cost is $150.  (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its complete 2017/18 which will kick off with Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! this September, presented in association with Rosalind Productions, Inc., music by Diana Oh, co-directed by Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and Oh, with music direction by Ryan McCurdy. The mainstage season will continue in January 2018 with Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's DRAW THE CIRCLE will be presented in repertory. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights, Series C!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series C features: Good Results Are Difficult When Indifference Predominates by Amy Fox, The Good Muslim by Zakiyyah Alexander, Female Beginner by Edith Freni,  Santa Doesn't Come to the Holiday Inn by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and Intensive Care by Donald Marcus. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Will Pullen, Barbara Barrie and Anthony Chisholm Honored by Actors' Equity Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Today, the Actors' Equity Foundation honored Katrina Lenk for her work in The Band's Visit and Indecent as well as Will Pullen from Sweat with the 2017 Clarence Derwent Award. In addition, the annual Actors' Equity Foundation Award honored union members Barbara Barrie for her work in Broadway's Significant Other and Anthony Chisholm for his work in this past season's riveting Jitney. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces 2017 Dionysos Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2017 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The theatre honored 21 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE's Melissa Gilbert to Lead IF ONLY World Premiere at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

the american vicarious will present the world premiere of Thomas Klingenstein's If Only. Christopher McElroen will direct a cast that features Melissa Gilbert, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Richmond Hoxie, and Korinne Tetlow. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Sets Unplugged NEW SONGS NOW Concert Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the line-up for NEW SONGS NOW, an unplugged concert series, presented in association with New Neighborhood and Rosalind Productions, Inc. taking place Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27 at 8:30pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014). (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Private Lives, Noel Coward's hilarious comedy of manners.Private Lives is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from March 21 to April 16. (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...)

BWW Interview: Director, Timothy Storey of THE MOUSETRAP at DreamWrights
by Rich Mehrenberg - Aug 7, 2017

It's a classic murder-mystery with a little bit of a twist. Christie has written this show in such a superb way as to cast shadows of doubt on each and every character along the way (more...)

The White Theatre at The J Announces 2017-2018 Season;
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Excitement is in the air as The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City announces its 2017-2018 season of arts and cultural offerings at the White Theatre. (more...)

Casting Announced for New FEATHERS: A PLAYWRIGHT READING SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The RAVEN RESORT proudly announces the official casting for NEW FEATHERS, a playwright reading series, showcased within their newly refurbished theater, The Oak Room.  Devoted to showcasing new and developmental theatrical work, this series will feature the professional and award-winning playwrights of Princeton's Witherspoon Circle.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Melissa Gilbert in World Premiere of IF ONLY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

The american vicarious will present the world premiere of Thomas Klingenstein's If Only. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin performances tonight, Saturday August 19th and continue through September 17th only, at the Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street, off Seventh Avenue, one block south of Bleecker Street).  The performance runs 80 minutes. (more...)

Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for {MY LINGERIE PLAY} at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Tickets for the World Premiere of {my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! The Final Installation, the first Mainstage production of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Artistic Director Daniella Topol, Managing Director Annie Middleton and Associate Producer Victor Cervantes) 2017/18 Season in association with Rosalind Productions Inc. (Executive Producer Abigail Rose Solomon), are now on sale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of ABC's DIRTY DANCING Having the Time of Their Lives
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

DIRTY DANCING, the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event on ABC. The network will premiere the film on Wednesday, May 24, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Check out photos of the cast having the time of their lives below! (more...)

Sarah Hyland Shares First Look as 'Lisa Houseman' for ABC's DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

DIRTY DANCING, the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event on ABC. The network will premiere the film on Wednesday, May 24, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Sarah Hyland just took to Instagram to share a sneak peek of herself as 'Lisa Houseman' - check it out below! (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER Comes to the Queens Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The Miracle Worker will come to a New York City stage for the first time in seven years when the Queens Theatre features the William Gibson work as its sole annual original production. (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER Coming to the Alt Stage This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

This classic production tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute, Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Desperate, the Keller's hire Annie Sullivan to serve as governess and teacher for their daughter. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ocean State Theatre's VICTOR/VICTORIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is proud to present the charming, provocative, hilarious musical, Victor/Victoria, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from April 26 - May 21. (more...)

Comedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Syracuse Stage presents "Deathtrap," a comedy-thriller guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. (more...)

CABARET Joins Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce Kander and Ebb's 12-time Tony Award-winning musical, 'Cabaret' as part of its 20th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Broadway's INDECENT- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Indecent opens tonight, April 18 at the Cort Theatre. Meet the cast before their opening bows! (more...)

Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast! (more...)

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