Theatre Information

Joseph Papp Public Theater (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

Get Show News + Discounts



Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/9/2017
by - Sep 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/9/2017. (more...)

Martha Wilkinson and Rachel Potter Star in Chaffin's Barn's MAMMA MIA!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2017

Here's an oft-proven truism, if not a fact, about theater in Nashville: If Martha Wilkinson is the star of a particular show - any show, whether it's Noises Off, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act (well, you get my drift) - you can rest assured that she will (A) play the role to the hilt, (B) knock your socks off with her timing and delivery and (C) you'll believe that, no matter how many times you've seen a show, any show, it was as if you were seeing it for the first time. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Alfred's BROWN TALE Is Very Chicago and Very Funny
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 20, 2017

Notwithstanding the lingering leeriness I feel about going to see them, one-person shows can be memorable and truly special. Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Frank Gorshin's Say Goodnight, Gracie and Colin Quinn's Long Story Short stand out as the best that I've seen by men, while I'd point to Julie Harris's Belle of Amherst, Lily Tomlin's The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe, and Tova Feldshuh's Golda's Balcony as the best by women - plus two more at Spoleto this year, Avital Lvova's Angel and Ayodele Casel's While I Have the Floor. (more...)

Cape Town Opera Making A Difference With Music in Opera is My First Language Programme's THE SINGING GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Next week, the process launched by Cape Town Opera's Opera is My First Language programme that began six months ago with a simple makeshift drum circle will culminate in a concert of THE SINGING GARDEN, an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Francesco Nassimbeni. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Nicholas Wright's The Slaves of Solitude directed by Jonathan Kent. (more...)

Judy, Audrey and Marilyn Come to Life in SIRENS OF THE SILVER SCREEN this November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Judy, Audrey and Marilyn this sisterhood of stunning starlets lit up the silver screen for decades and kept Tongues wagging with their scandalous off-screen antics. Prepare to be transported to a world of Old Hollywood glamour, where fame, fate and misfortune collide in glitz, glamour and grim truths. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman. (more...)

BWW Blog: Surviving and Thriving Onstage in GALA Hispanic Theatre's US Spanish Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS
by Guest Blogger: Gabriella Pťrez - May 4, 2017

Playing Carla in the smash-hit, groundbreaking musical 'In The Heights' is a thrilling opportunity. Creating a new role with fresh, never-heard-before language is an exciting responsibility. But how many actors have experienced both phenomenons, simultaneously? (more...)

Photo Flash: Broken Nose Theatre's Hit Production of AT THE TABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Following its critically acclaimed, completely sold-out run at the Berger Park Coach House this winter, Broken Nose Theatre's hit production of Michael Perlman's AT THE TABLE directed by Spenser Davis will receive a five-week remount this summer featuring the full original cast. The Jeff Award-nominated Best Play will return June 29 - July 28, 2017 at The Den Theatre (Upstairs Main Stage), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at brokennosetheatre.com. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre productions are available on a "pay-what-you-can" basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences.  (more...)

Theater Unspeakable to Bring THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION to Arden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

DANCE FOR LIFE 2017 Companies Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. (more...)

Sophie B Hawkins Makes Café Carlyle Debut Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Celebrated songstress Sophie B Hawkins makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, June 27 - 29. Sophie B Hawkins has been tugging at heartstrings for decades with her powerful storytelling, crafting dizzying tunes that idle between the potently forlorn and the strangely comforting. (more...)

Jodie Prenger Stars in SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Fasten your seatbelts as the Belgrade Theatre is whisking audiences away with Shirley Valentine on the Main Stage this June! Award-winning actress Jodie Prenger will star in Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy which is visiting Coventry as part of a 30th anniversary tour. (more...)

NEW YORK MADNESS Slates 2017 Lineup at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The May edition of New York Madness will take place on Sunday, May 28 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON and More Coming to Pleasance This August!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosts the spectacular Cirque Eloize alongside Festival favourite Nina Conti and contemporary dance show Requiem for Aleppo as part of the Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe programme this August. This programme marks the launch of a brand new partnership between the two venues. (more...)

Disciplinary Artist Samantha Shay to Return to Portland with VASALISA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

World-renowned artist Marina Abramovic mentored one of her pieces, Of Light. One year after Bjork attended that same performance and after creating such an impact, Bjork listed her as one of her artistic inspirations in The Guardian. And now, after having performed internationally and received endorsements from such art geniuses, theater producer and director Samantha Shay returns to Portland with a new show 'Vasalisa', a raw folktale in collaboration with one of her spiritual mentors and localartist, teacher, and healer Gerri Ravyn Stanfield. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Announces Cast of WORLD VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, has announced the cast for WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Cedar Rapids Brings Life to Vinegar Tom
by Shy White - Jun 26, 2017

TCR Presents Vinegar Tom in an insanely entertaining manner, audience was kept on the edge of their seats! (more...)

THE BEAUTIFUL MACHINE ¬Ė A Sci-Fi, Pop, Rock Musical Comes to the 5th Annual San Diego International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Pop Theater is thrilled to present The Beautiful Machine - An original Sci-Fi Pop/Rock Musical- part of the 5th Annual San Diego International Fringe Festival with five performances at Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park, San Diego, June 24 - July 1, 2017. (more...)

24th SUBTROPICS Returns to Miami Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

The 24th edition of Subtropics, the globally recognized experimental biennial of music and sound art, aims to ignite the lost art of listening with a summer festival featuring live concerts, sound art installations, workshops and films. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Present NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following a hugely popular Brisbane season, Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre's co-production of Noises Off will ignite even the chilliest of winter days and have audiences in stitches when it opens on Wednesday 12 July at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: The Growth of the Groove
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Musician and journalist Max Décharné's Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang, out now from Pegasus Books, is a rip-roaring ride through the history of slang. From Elizabethan London to the present day, this entertaining take will not disappoint. Here's Décharné's write-up on the word 'groovy'--which, interestingly enough, has very little to do with Austin Powers and his ilk. (more...)

DANCE FOR LIFE Chicago 2017 Takes Place 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broken Nose Theatre's Hit AT THE TABLE Extends Through August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

After a near sell-out just days into its much-anticipated remount, Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to add one additional week of performances for its hit AT THE TABLE, extending through August 5, 2017 at The Den Theatre (Upstairs Main Stage), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Written by Michael Perlman and directed by Spenser Davis, the six-week run features the full original cast. Tickets for all performances are currently available at brokennosetheatre.com. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre productions are available on a "pay-what-you-can" basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences. (more...)

Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. He was 73 years old. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre and The ARTS Share Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

"After sixteen years as an artist-run, nonprofit community arts center and incubator for over a dozen performance and visual arts groups, the ARTS at Marks Garage will be undergoing an organizational transformation in order stabilize its financial outlook." Says Board of Directors President Noelle Kahanu. (more...)

David Williamson's LET THE SUNSHINE Comes to Limelight Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

What happens when people of widely different political views are forced to co-exist? (more...)

Nasty Women on the Fringe: Sajeela Kershi and Friends
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Did you support the #WomensMarch? Then the only place to march to this August is at this female-led show! (more...)

IMMIGRANT DIARIES: Sajeela Kershi and Guests Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Immigration, migrants, the refugee crisis; these are hot topics dividing Britain and the rest of Europe too. How many are there? Why are they coming here? What do they want? And who exactly are these 'bloody foreigners' anyway? (more...)

Women's March Born SAJEELA KERSHI: FIGHTS LIKE A GIRL! Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Fights Like a Girl! is a reflection of everything Sajeela Kershi has fought for and against. The show was born at the Women's March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans and global injustices, with Sajeela fighting to keep her prime position on the frontline - even if that means elbowing Harriet Harman out of the way, and not allowing a man to push in at the front, who, it turns out is Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. (more...)

Three Week Extension Announced for Broken Nose Theatre's Hit AT THE TABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

After selling-out six-weeks of performances since opening on June 29, 2017, Broken Nose Theatre's hit remount of AT THE TABLE is pleased to announce three additional weeks of performances, now extending August 6 - 26, 2017 at The Den Theatre (Upstairs Main Stage), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

King Crimson To Tour The US Fall 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Now in their 48th year, King Crimson will be returning to America in the Fall of 2017! The new dates see the group performing in some states and cities that have not been visited in a while. (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2017-18 Season Features World Premieres of Moravec, Ranjbaran, Sirota and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

???????As the summer ends and the fall 2017 concert season comes into view, Kent Tritle will be found playing an organ recital at Himmerod Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Grosslittgen, Germany. From there, it is off and running - the 2017-18 season for "New York's foremost choral conductor" (The New Yorker) is highlighted by the world premieres of two works with the Oratorio Society of New York, Sanctuary Road, an oratorio about the Underground Railroad by Paul Moravec, libretto by Mark Campbell, commissioned by the OSNY, and Behzad Ranjbaran's We Are One; concerts with the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine including a program celebrating the immigrant history of New York in collaboration with early/world music group Rose of the Compass that includes the world premiere of a commissioned work by Robert Sirota, and a program of Kodaly, Stravinsky, and Part's Miserere; programs of repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to Morton Lauridsen with Musica Sacra; and Bach's St. John Passion with ensembles and soloists from the Manhattan School of Music. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Deadly Dialogues
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to the creators of 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Deadly Dialogues ahead of their run. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Speaking in Tongues
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to the creators of Speaking In Tongues ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Juniper Productions to Infuse Art & Spirit with #COCKTAILPLAYS at Philadelphia Distilling
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Are you ready for a drink...and an evening of live performance? Juniper Productions has commissioned four of Philadelphia's most innovative playwrights, Alisha Adams, Josh A. Campbell, Mark Costello, and Bill D'Agostino, to premiere sweet, savory, and spicy works as part of the company's inaugural theatrical experience, #CocktailPlays. (more...)

Crystal Skillman's PULP VERITE Gets Reading at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Cherry Lane's Tongues Reading Series presents Pulp Verite by Crystal Skillman on Tuesday, September 12th at 2 PM.  (more...)

BORDERLINE Returns to the Cockpit for the Show's One Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

BORDERLINE is a devised, clown-based comedy about the Jungle, featuring European and refugee performers from Syria, Afghanistan, Palestine and Sudan. The show was devised by an ensemble of 13 refugee and European performers and directed by Sophie NL Besse. (more...)

MORB Brings DUMMY to Dublin Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

From seasoned Dublin Fringe Festival playwright Peter Dunne (Before Colour in 2008, and BROADENING in 2012) comes a dark-hearted new comedy about guilt, trauma and ventriloquism sure to set Tongues wagging. (more...)

Australia's Greatest Gypsy Band Lolo Lovina Celebrate 10 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The only Australian Gypsy band to perform in the traditional Romanes language Lolo Lovina are celebrating their tenth anniversary with a slew of international performances, including Sydney's world-famous The Basement on 26 August. (more...)

La MaMa to Celebrate the Life and Career of Sam Shepard this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

American playwright, actor, author, and director, Sam Shepard - who died on July 27, 2017 and was a prominent playwright during the early years of the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 60's and 70's - will be remembered at one of the theatres he regularly called home during that era, La MaMa, on October 7 at 3 pm at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in New York City.   (more...)

Ewa Wojciak was Keynote Speaker at 4th Annual OC Zine Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

(more...)

Environmental Musical RACHEL Comes to NY Summerfest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Environmental musical Rachel has just been announced as an official selection of the 2017 NY Summerfest. (more...)

JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SPEAKING IN TONGUES: THE TRUTHS, Pleasance Courtyard
by Amy Hanson - Aug 17, 2017

Two for one is more commonly applied to tickets at the Fringe rather than the plays themselves. Evidently keen to push against such boundaries, Doughnut Productions have taken a play by Andrew Bovell and separated it into two productions.  Running in tandem with a linked piece Speaking in Tongues: The Lies at the same venue, this part of the play depicts a series of relationships around the central event of the disappearance of psychiatrist Valerie Summers.  (more...)

Patti Smith Remembers Her Friend, Sam Shepard: 'We Were Just Ourselves'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 27 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broken Nose Theatre's Hit AT THE TABLE Returns 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Following its critically acclaimed, completely sold-out run at the Berger Park Coach House this winter, Broken Nose Theatre's hit production of Michael Perlman's AT THE TABLE directed by Spenser Davis will receive a five-week remount this summer featuring the full original cast. The Jeff Award-nominated Best Play will return June 29 - July 28, 2017 at The Den Theatre (Upstairs Main Stage), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at brokennosetheatre.com. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre productions are available on a "pay-what-you-can" basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences.  (more...)

New Revival of SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to the King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. Next week, a new production starring Jodie Prenger will run at the King's Theatre, Glasgow forming part of a major revival of the classic story. (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 61