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Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Norm Lewis Set for Reading of SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) launches its 2017-18 reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a free presentation of SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR, a new play with music, written by Rob Zellers, directed by Billy Porter, with music supervision by Zane Mark and musical direction by Darryl Ivey.  (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Maria Dizzia, Will Pullen to Headline Amanda Peet's New Play Reading Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for Amanda Peet's Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, the first of the 2017 PlayLabs readings, which will be held tonight, September 11th, at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

AUDIO: Billy Porter Unveils 'Carefully Taught The Remixes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony- and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter releases 'Carefully Taught The Remixes' (Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway) available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. Download/Stream 'Carefully Taught - The Remixes' HERE, or click below to listen! (more...)

The 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich Present TOPDOG/ UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich  present Topdog / Underdog by Suzan- Lori Parks, directed by Lee Hamby & Lindsay Curry  (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

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

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

Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE WOLVES and More Slated for Goodman Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces Goodman Theatre's new 2017/2018 Season, which builds on the theater's 40-year commitment to producing works that are representative of American society. In announcing the new season, Falls serves up a dynamic mix of works from culturally and aesthetically diverse playwrights-new plays and revisited classics that address the most significant issues facing the country today. (more...)

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

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

Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run now through April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run now through April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Click below to watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

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

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

Huntington Theatre Co Announces Special Events In Conjunction With TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Topdog/Underdog, available at huntingtontheatre.org/topdog by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 36th season, which asks 'where we are going, where we have been, and where we are we now?' (more...)

BWW Review: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman - Jun 22, 2017

Rich in allegorical themes and teeming with tragic irony, Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer winner TOPDOG/UNDERDOG opened at The 5 & Dime Theatre Monday night. Celebrating the removal of the theatre's arch nemesis, a support pole that previously ran straight through the front of the stage, the house was packed (sold out, in fact), brimming with anticipation for this necessary show. TOPDOG/UNDERDOG tells the story of two brothers who have been dealt desolate hands in the game of life, and how each processes his fate. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Scarce History of Tony-Nominated Female Writers by the Numbers
by Daniella Parcell - Jun 10, 2017

This year's Tony Award nominations feature a rarity: a Best Play category comprised of as many women as men. Surrounding Paul Vogel's INDECENT and Lynn Nottage's SWEAT, however, is a profusion of male-written work; of the Best Musical nominees, only one so much as includes a woman on its writing team (Irene Sankoff, COME FROM AWAY). (more...)

Billy Porter to Bring Evening of Songs and Stories to Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the cabaret series Music Mondays continues on Monday, August 14 at 8 pm with Billy Porter (Tony Award winner for Kinky Boots). (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Tickets At Two River Theater Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Tickets officially went on sale yesterday for Two River Theater's production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic American Drama, A Raisin In The Sun, playing the venue's Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater from Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017 to Sunday, October 8th at the Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Single Tickets Now Available for American Conservatory Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today that single tickets for A.C.T.'s 2017-18 subscription season are now available. Filled with vital, brave, and imaginative storytelling that unites vigorous, highly theatrical works with a stunning gathering of contemporary artists, A.C.T.'s 2017-18 season features William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson in the title role, joined by stage and screen star Carl Lumbly; Bess Wohl's critically acclaimed comedy Small Mouth Sounds; Harold Pinter's classic drama The Birthday Party; Qui Nguyen's irreverent new comedy Vietgone; Simon Stephens's new hit play Heisenberg; and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), an epic, music-infused take on the Odyssey set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Closing out the 2017-18 season will be the world-premiere musical A Walk on the Moon, based on the 1999 movie of the same name. Single tickets for all shows start at $15 and are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. (more...)

Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Tony Award winner Billy Porter back to Provincetown for two performances only, Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Porter will be performing his acclaimed cabaret show, Broadway & Soul. (more...)

Billy Porter Is Making No Apologies for Getting Political on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Billy Porter is not Lola. That is is message that the politically opinionated Tony winner is trying to spread in his hometown. Porter, who just performed a concert at Pittsburgh's Hartwood Acres, has just written a piece explaining some of his 'offensive' comments onstage. Porter writes: (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlie Hudson III in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater 9/9 to 10/8
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 23, 2017

Two River Theater launches its 2017/18 Season with Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Charlie Hudson III who plays Asagai in the production. The show will be on the Red Bank stage from 9/9 to 10/8. (more...)

Listen: Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Launches Season 2 of AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, Reductress) on the American Masters website, iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher. (more...)

SNL Writer Anna Drezen Guest Hosts AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST S2 Launching Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, (more...)

FIELD GUIDE Premiere, 'FATHER COMES HOME' and More on Tap for Yale Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre, the multiple Tony Award-winning theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classic works, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway on April 14th. Porter just unveiled a 'making of' video for the album, featuring interviews, studio footage and more. Check it out below! (more...)

Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The 2017-18 Signature Theatre Season will feature plays by three Pulitzer Prize-winners and the New York premiere of a play by one of its new Residency Five playwrights, the company announced today. (more...)

John Douglas Thompson-Led HAMLET, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Round Out A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the final four productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 2017-18 subscription season. The 2017-18 season marks the 25th anniversary of Perloff's arrival at A.C.T.; the longtime artistic director recently announced she would depart following the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Actor's Express to Stage FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Actor's Express stages Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) May 13-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Actor Jeffrey Wright, Artist Carrie Mae Weems to be Honored by National Youth Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Celebrities and other luminaries will converge on Gotham Hall in Manhattan as award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems are honored by The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), a nationally recognized, Harlem-based nonprofit and youth development organization, as it heads into its 22nd year transforming young lives. Other notables attending the organization's 13th annual VOICES benefit include actors Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale and Michael K. Williams, the Honorable David N.  Dinkins, 106th mayor of New York, the Honorable Cyrus Vance, New York County district attorney, film and television producers Terence and Rachel Winter, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and DJ Beverly Bond, founder and executive director of Black Girls Rock! The event, which takes place on Thursday, May 11, at Gotham Hall in Manhattan, is expected to draw 500 supporters. (more...)

Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR Raises Over $1,000,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Over 500 guests honored Wimberly Award recipients Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, while raising over $1,000,000 (with additional gifts still coming in) to support the Huntington and its programs, including its renowned education and community initiatives at the Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24. "Thousands of young people come to the Huntington to see productions each year through our student matinee program either at no charge or for a nominal fee," said Managing Director Michael Maso. "This program is the centerpiece of all our education programs, the place where opportunity begins and lives are changed." (more...)

Famed Farce NOISES OFF to Receive Revival at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Everyman Theatre's Resident Company of actors transforms into a British company of actors during the 1970s in this hotly anticipated revival of Tony Award-Winner Michael Frayn's side-splitting farce to end all farces, Noises Off, directed by Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and running from May 17 through June 18, 2017. (more...)

Alexander Upstairs Presents South African Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winner TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Alexander Upstairs is proud to present the South African premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of brothers named Lincoln and Booth - their father's idea of a joke - and is described the committee of that awards programme as 'a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity'. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret presents Billy Porter in BROADWAY AND SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

???????Bay Area Cabaret celebrates their season finale with Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter performing Broadway and Soul. Entertainment weekly says, 'Billy Porter is remarkable in a star-making turn." As the irrepressible Lola in the musical Kinky Boots, Billy made an indelible mark on Broadway when his electrifying performance earned him the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic Circle Awards. (more...)

Billy Porter to Bring BROADWAY AND SOUL, Lead Master Class at Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter will be teaching a master class to students from Kean University's Theatre Conservatory on Thursday, April 27. It is his way of paying it forward to the next generation of stage performers. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Boston (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Sean Allan Krill, Kelli Barrett, Jessica Phillips and More Tapped for Zack Zadek's DEATHLESS at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

In a not-too-distant future where no one dies, a family navigates life's big questions during an annual road trip in Zack Zadek's new musical Deathless. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance! (more...)

LOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for the Houston premiere of Lobby Hero, written by acclaimed playwright and Manchester by the Sea's Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan.  (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall. (more...)

Huntington to Honor Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter at 2017 SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 39,000 annually. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Billy Porter, Kristine Nielsen, Shoshana Bean & More Earn Elliot Norton Nominations; Diane Paulus Receives Prize for Sustained Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 35th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm. (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

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