Theatre Information

Lew M. Fields Theatre (New York, NY)
254 W. 42nd St.

Get Show News + Discounts



Adrian Bryan-Brown Guests On "Downstage Center," Avaliable Today 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

The American Theatre Wing has announced that veteran Broadway Press Agent Adrian Bryan-Brown is the next guest on their popular interview show, 'Downstage Center.' Hosted by American Theatre Wing Executive Director Howard Sherman, 'Downstage Center' features weekly in-depth interviews with the leading artists and professionals working on stage today. (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

Rosena M. Hill Leads THE TOYMAKER At Theatre At St. Clement's As Part Of NYMF 10/5-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

THE NEW YORK NEW MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and BRYAN PUTNAM INK are pleased to announce the world premiere production of THE TOYMAKER, directed by Lawrence Edelson. THE TOYMAKER will play a limited engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.) Performances begin Monday, October 5 and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF's THE TOYMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

THE NEW YORK NEW MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and Bryan Putnam INK are pleased to announce the world premiere production of THE TOYMAKER, directed by Lawrence Edelson. THE TOYMAKER will play a limited engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.) Performances begin Monday, October 5 and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Rosena M. Hill Leads THE TOYMAKER At Theatre At St. Clement's As Part Of NYMF 10/5-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

THE NEW YORK NEW MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and BRYAN PUTNAM INK are pleased to announce the world premiere production of THE TOYMAKER, directed by Lawrence Edelson. THE TOYMAKER will play a limited engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.) Performances begin Monday, October 5 and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Rosena M. Hill Leads THE TOYMAKER At Theatre At St. Clement's As Part Of NYMF 10/5-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2009

THE NEW YORK NEW MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and BRYAN PUTNAM INK are pleased to announce the world premiere production of THE TOYMAKER, directed by Lawrence Edelson. THE TOYMAKER will play a limited engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.) Performances begin Monday, October 5 and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

BWW Recap: Bobbi Gets Back to Her Roots as AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Enter a 'Fractured House'
by Misha Davenport - Oct 28, 2014

Yes, gentle readers, Bobbi Morse (aka Mockingbird, played by Adrianne Palicki) has gone back to her blonde tresses that the comic book character is known for, but that's not all then went down this week. With an episode titled “A Fractured House” the ragtag band of badass on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. probably won't be in for a light-hearted romp. (more...)

Rosena M. Hill Leads THE TOYMAKER At Theatre At St. Clement's As Part Of NYMF 10/5-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2009

THE NEW YORK NEW MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and BRYAN PUTNAM INK are pleased to announce the world premiere production of THE TOYMAKER, directed by Lawrence Edelson. THE TOYMAKER will play a limited engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.) Performances begin Monday, October 5 and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Public Theater Celebrates Founding Press Rep Merle Debuskey Tonight, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2009

The Public Theater's founding press rep Merle Debuskey will be honored at an event taking place November 4th. Debuskey will be honored 'for his invaluable contributions to The Public Theater and Free Shakespeare in the Park.' Debuskey has been a press agent for more than 300 Broadway productions, the highest number of any press agent in Broadway history. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 27, 2018
by - Nov 27, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Year Away for FringeNYC
by Cara Joy David - May 8, 2018

When FringeNYC announced in fall 2016 that it would take a year off, some wondered if it would come back. After all, since the festival began in 1997, many others have sprung up around the city. Was there really a need for it? FringeNYC producer The Present Company believes there is. (more...)

BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME to Play The Tank, 6/24-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

 AZTEC ECONOMY in association with THE TANK is pleased to announce the New York premiere of BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME by Casey Wimpee, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. After premiering two years ago in the Cincinnati Fringe and performing in Baltimore, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME will play a limited engagement at The Tank (151 W 46th St, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10036), and headline their second annual DarkFest, celebrating innovative performance that utilizes self-sufficient and alternative energy sources. Performances begin Friday, July 24 (Preview performance) and continue through Sunday, August 2, 2015. Opening Night is Saturday, July 25 (7 p.m.). (more...)

STAGE LIFE to Premiere Off-Broadway Starring Brittney Lee Hamilton, Judy McLane, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse's INJUNCTION GRANTED Begins Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

OBIE Award-winning theater company Metropolitan Playhouse will present Injunction Granted, one of the Federal Theater Project's 1930s-era experimental living newspapers. Performances begin Friday, May 29, 2015. (more...)

Exclusive Interview: REBECCA Producer Ben Sprecher Responds to Marc Thibodeau, Talks Musical's Future and Why He Won't Give Up
by Jessica Showers - May 13, 2015

As of yesterday, May 12, REBECCA's publicist Marc Thibodeau has been found liable for sending emails that caused a potential investor to pull millions from the Broadway musical in its eleventh hour of need. Following this latest development, lawyer Ronald Russo, who represents REBECCA and its lead producer Ben Sprecher on all matters regarding Thibodeau, has issued a statement in response to The Press Agent's recent comments. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STAGE LIFE at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel (Return to Spoon River, Accentuate the Positive, Traveling Papers). (more...)

Titan Theatre Company's All-Female OTHELLO Begins Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Titan Theatre Company will conclude its critically-acclaimed 2014/15 season with a signature take on Shakespeare's classic tragedy OTHELLO featuring an all-female cast. Performances begin April 17, 2015 at Queens Theatre. (more...)

MultiStages to Present COMIDA DE PUTA (F%&KING LOUSY FOOD) at The West Side Theatre, 4/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

MULTISTAGES THEATRE is pleased to announce the world premiere of Desi Moreno-Penson's Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food), directed by producing artistic director Lorca Peress. Comida de Puta (F%&king Lousy Food) will play a limited engagement at The West End Theatre (Church of St Paul and St Andrew at 263 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024). Performances begin Wednesday, April 8th and continue through Sunday, April 26th. Opening Night is Friday, April 10th at 8 p.m. (more...)

Review - Passion
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2013

Out of necessity, people tend to fall in love rather quickly in musical theatre.  Trying to jam a relationship into a two and a half hour entertainment often means a good thirty-two bars of lush music and romantic lyrics is all it takes to establish a lasting emotional bond. (more...)

ATW Focuses on 'The Work of the Press Agent' for March 21 Panel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2006

The American Theatre Wing will focus on 'The Work of The Press Agent' for their March 21st panel discussion (more...)

'An Odd Book' Explores Life and Career of First Modern Pop Culture Reporter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

On April 1, 2017, R. Scott Williams will release 'An Odd Book: How the First Modern Pop Culture Reporter Conquered New York,' a biography of the life of Oscar Odd McIntyre, the first modern pop culture and entertainment reporter. It will be available on Amazon.com and through IngramSpark. As the highest-paid and most-read columnist of his era, Odd McIntyre achieved great fame and fortune in the early twentieth century. Raised in Gallipolis, Ohio, eventually he moved to New York and became close friends with many of the leading personalities of the day, including writers Edna Ferber, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald; entertainers Fred Astaire, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Billie Burke, and Will Rogers; composers George Gershwin and Meredith Willson; actors Rudolph Valentino and Charlie Chaplin and many others. In his daily column, 'New York Day by Day,' and in national magazines like Cosmopolitan and Life, Odd captured a time and place undergoing great transition and innovation in communication, politics, art and entertainment. As the country shifted from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era and through the Great Depression, new technologies and methods of communication were being quickly adopted around the world, as were new ideas regarding journalism and the role of media in American politics and society. Odd, living and writing in New York, was at the epicenter of this new modern age. 'Odd documented the stories of what was happening backstage and behind the scenes with popular culture around the world,' said Williams, who is the chief operating officer of the Newseum in Washington, D.C. 'Odd was there as the telegraph changed the news business, and then as radio changed everything. He covered live entertainment as it shifted from vaudeville to something new and exciting on Broadway, and he had a literal front-row seat as moving pictures evolved first to nickelodeons, then to silent films, and finally to talkies.' As a young journalist and editor in Ohio, Odd was one of the very first reporters to interview the Wright brothers in Dayton, and he worked side by side with early muckrakers to fight government corruption in Cincinnati. After moving to New York and working briefly as an assistant editor for Hampton's Magazine, he got a job as a Park Row newspaper reporter. One of his first assignments was interviewing Titanic survivors as they stepped onto the pier in New York. Later, McIntyre began working for music publisher Leo Feist on Tin Pan Alley, promoting songwriters, vaudeville and Broadway performers, musicians, and 'song pluggers.' His success there led to many years as The Press Agent for Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., where he got to know many of the most popular performers of the day. In Paris, he became friends with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and others who came to be known as the 'Lost Generation,' while back in New York, he had a long-time feud with members of the group known as the 'Algonquin Round Table.' His experience and connections in New York allowed him and his biggest champion, his wife Maybelle McIntyre, to start a daily column that they mailed from their small New York apartment to newspapers around the country. Eventually, Odd's column grew to reach more than seven million readers each day, making him a media superstar. In his 1938 obituary, a reporter for The New York Times wrote, 'His greatest stock-in-trade was his incarnate rapture at the glories of a New York recognizable to none but himself. To him the towers of Manhattan were studded with minarets and the neon lights of Broadway flickered like jewels.' Only Odd's wife and closest friends knew his biggest secret. Throughout adulthood, he struggled with social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and severe depression that were likely brought on by undiagnosed pernicious anemia. Despite the extroverted 'man-about-town' image he projected to the world, his disorder eventually drove him to a reclusive lifestyle. He left his home only at night, and observed New York's nightlife from the window of his chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce. A special launch event will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in Odd's hometown of Gallipolis, Ohio where The Ohio Valley Symphony will perform Meredith Willson's 'O.O. McIntyre Suite.' In anticipation of the book, Williams has also launched several social media initiatives to help the public learn more about Odd McIntyre and his work. Photos of the people, places and pop culture icons that Odd covered in his daily column will be featured at Instagram.com/ anoddbook, and short excerpts from Odd's articles will be shared on Twitter.com/anoddbook. Williams noted, 'Because Odd's writing style frequently included short, cleverly written sentences, they still resonate remarkably well today in the 140-character Twitter format.' Additional content about Odd McIntyre and 'An Odd Book' will be shared on YouTube and at Facebook.com/anoddbook. Links to these social network accounts, along with much more information about Odd McIntyre and the book launch, can be found at AnOddBook.com. About R. Scott Williams R. Scott Williams is the author of 'An Odd Book: How the First Modern Pop Culture Reporter Conquered New York,' available April 1 on Amazon.com and through IngramSpark. Williams is the chief operating officer and senior vice president of sales and marketing at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Williams earned his degree in journalism from the University of Memphis. He then held positions at several advertising agencies and organizations, including Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. He currently serves on the board of the D.C. chapter of the American Advertising Federation and on the board of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. He lives with his wife and daughters in historic Arlington, Va. Passionate about discovering and sharing forgotten stories from the past, in his spare time he explores the history of the American South, especially around his home in West Tennessee. His first book was 'The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton: From Tennessee to Timbuktu.' High-resolution photos available on the book's press page at AnOddBook.com/press. (more...)

BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME Plays The Tank, Now thru 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

AZTEC ECONOMY in association with THE TANK is pleased to announce the New York premiere of BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME by Casey Wimpee, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. After premiering two years ago in the Cincinnati Fringe and performing in Baltimore, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME will play a limited engagement at The Tank (151 W 46th St, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10036), and headline their second annual DarkFest, celebrating innovative performance that utilizes self-sufficient and alternative energy sources. Performances begin tonight, July 24 (Preview performance) and continue through Sunday, August 2, 2015. Opening Night is Saturday, July 25 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Former FINDING NEVERLAND Press Agent Returns to the Fold; Original Cast Recording Out This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

FINDING NEVERLAND producer Harvey Weinstein and O&M Public Relations Company press agent Rick Miramontez parted ways in January under less-than-civil circumstances. But now Deadline reveals that Miramontez is back with the musical's team, ready to promote happy thoughts with the best of them. (more...)

SENNA Moved to 8/19 at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Racing and driving enthusiasts fasten your seatbelts! The third film in the new Lime Rock Drivers Club Film Series, Senna, will be screened in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, August 19, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Industry Interview: Inside the World of Broadway PR with Matt Polk!
by Robert Diamond - Jan 8, 2018

Who does Broadway turn to to get noticed? Two words: Press agents. (more...)

Hollywood Publicist Shirley Carroll O'Connor Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2011

Longtime Hollywood publicist, Shirley Carroll O'Connor, whose colorful career included 25 years as the first female press agent under the Big Top of the Clyde Beatty, Cole Bros. and Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circuses, has died at the age of 93, in Laguna Hills, California. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Producer Harvey Weinstein Parts Ways with Broadway Press Agent Over 'Creative Differences'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 23, 2015

Producer Harvey Weinstein has parted ways with well-known Broadway press agent Rick Miramontez on the highly anticipated upcoming musical FINDING NEVERLAND. (more...)

The Bizarre, Ridiculous & Peculiar- 10 Strangest Theatrical Moments of 2014
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 1, 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, it seems only fitting to look back on the craziest moments of this year- and there were many. From the cancellations of major productions to onstage flubs and unpredictable audience behavior, 2014 was nothing if not buzz-worthy. Below, BroadwayWorld invites you to recall the most bizarre, ridiculous and peculiar things that happened on Broadway this year. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's nonReview of Spider-Man
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2011

Why you won't see a review of Spider-Man from BroadwayWorld today. (more...)

O&M's Miramontez Says WSJ's 'Broadway Bolter' Will Never Be Invited to an O&M Show Again
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, actors and creative team members have lately b