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New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (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...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents Writer-Producer Speed Date: Pitch Your Work to a Roomful of Real Producers
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the next Writer-Producer Speed Dateon Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:30pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor, NYC. (more...)

The Coterie & The White Theatre at The J Announce 1st Co-Production: Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Coterie Theatre and the White Theatre at "The J," the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, will come together to co-produce Disney's Newsies for a limited run in the Summer 2018. The show will mark The Coterie and The J's first collaboration, as well as the Kansas City region's first locally-produced production of Newsies. It will be co-directed by Coterie Producing Artistic Director, Jeff Church, and Jerry Jay Cranford, who will also serve as choreographer, with musical direction by Pam Williamson, veteran of 10 musicals at The J. Newsies will feature a cast of all-local professional and non-professional adult and youth actors, and will be performed live on stage at the White Theatre at The J, July 7-29, 2018. (more...)

TRU to Host New 'Writer-Producer Speed Date' Next Month at NOLA Rehearsal Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the next Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:30pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor, NYC. This unique program is designed to help playwrights master The Art of the Pitch and gain confidence in talking about their work. (more...)

Powerful Women Struggle with Sisterhood in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. (more...)

Doug DeVita's PHILLIE TRILOGY Finds All-Star Company for Fresh Fruit Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

An all-star cast chosen for Doug DeVita's Phillie Trilogy, premiering at the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. The festival running July 10 - 23, is celebrating 15 years this year. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2017/18 Professional Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater fills the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 professional theater line-up.  The Sitnik Theatre is set to burst as this season's main stage professional theater series includes four exciting CSC produced plays; The Learned Ladies, Newsies, Art and Hitler's Tasters.  Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival also welcomes three incredibly unique guest productions; Song and Dance Men, Seeger: A Multimedia Solo Show and My Name is Gideon: I'm Probably Going to Die, Eventually as the festival returns for its third installment in the Kutz Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Nick Jonas to Star in NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE? J-Lo Teases 'Name Has Come Up'
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez shared some details about starring in the future NBC musical BYE BYE BIRDIE! and teases that Nick Jonas' name 'has come up' in early casting discussions. (more...)

Tony Award Nominee David Garrison Joins Cast for Final Week of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Tony Award nominee David Garrison (Vineyard's MIDDLETOWN and EIGHT DAYS BACKWARDS) will join the cast of KID VICTORY starting Tuesday, March 14 for the the final week of its run. Garrison replaces Daniel Jenkins who returns to OSLO for the Broadway production. (more...)

Good Theater presents THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Good Theater, the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, is pleased to present Horton Foote's multi-award-winning The Trip to Bountiful starring Broadway veteran Louisa Flaningam.  Bountiful opens March 29 and plays through April 30.   (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Details Changes Made to NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 30, 2017

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Harvey Fierstein explains that NBC's upcoming BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, starring Jennifer Lopez, will get a fine tuning prior to its December broadcast. (more...)

Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Direct NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, the network's 2017 live holiday musical production starring Jennifer Lopez, has found its directorial duo (more...)

Karen Mason Celebrates Marriage Equality, Judy Garland and More on New Album IT'S ABOUT TIME, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - releases her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records today, March 3, 2017. (more...)

Little Theatre of Manchester to Stage All-Female Version of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After a false start with a cancellation of last month's NEVER THE SINNER - to be rescheduled sometime in 2017 - Evenings@7 begins on April 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. with a reading of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. (more...)

The Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre is bringing to its stage a series of staged readings exploring the AIDS crisis, as seen by Broadway playwrights at the time. Talkbacks with each creative team will follow each performance. (more...)

Love Is in the Air! Meet the Cast of SIGNIFICANT OTHER, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 2, 2017

Significant Other, the new American play by playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) and directed by Trip Cullman (Yen, Six Degrees of Separation), officially opens tonight, March 2, at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45th St.). Scroll down to watch interviews with the cast and learn more about the company! (more...)

TheatreWorks Immigrant Saga RAGS Comes to Mountain View
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 6th, 2017 - ANIMAL Opens at the Atlantic and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: ANIMAL, starring Rebecca Hall, opens tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 6, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - and we know what you're thinking: Where the hell was my favorite early morning theater news and gossip yesterday? Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to raise ourselves up from the bed and make our way to our desk in order to start writing. After a particularly challenging weekend, we were a bit under the weather and, truth be told, exhausted. We offer our abject apologies and request your indulgences, although we were just as disappointed as we hope you were because we were unable to live life dramatically with any sense of style on Monday. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: FALSETTOS Star Brandon Uranowitz Gets His Second Shot at Tonys Glory!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 4, 2017

Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz's life in the theatre had humble origins... in the basement of his childhood home. The Falsettos star is one of four actors in his cast (along with Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block) to earn a nod this season and he couldn't be happier for the recognition. Watch as he chats about his journey from a life of homemade fog machines to a career on Broadway in the full interview below! (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) complete their fourteenth season of transformation with the rollicking musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman. (more...)

ON THE TOWN with Leonard Bernstein's Classic Score Opens 7/11 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the classic Leonard Bernstein musical comedy On The Town. This will be just the third time the Bernstein masterpiece has been produced at Music Circus, and its first appearance in the Wells Fargo Pavilion; previous Music Circus productions were in 1955 and 1961. Performances of On The Town are Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 16 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

15th Anniversary Fresh Fruit Festival Coming to the wild project This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Fresh Fruit Festival - now in its 15th year - is presented by All Out Arts to celebrate the LGBTQ community's unique perspective, creativity & diversity, and to build links between the LGBTQ artistic communities, be they local or international.  (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company 2017-18 Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's exciting 2017 - 18 season of events are now available for purchase to the general public.  As Northwest New Jersey's premier regional theater, Centenary Stage Company's upcoming 2017 - 18 season boasts over 20 individual events ranging from self-produced professional plays and musicals to a host of explosive concert, dance and special events. (more...)

The Barn Players Plan Move to Downtown Kansas City in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Barn Players have announced the finalization of their plans to become a flagship tenant at the Arts Asylum. (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...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look THE PHILLIE TRILOGY at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

"In the canon of works that include The Boys in the Band, Torch Song Trilogy, and Falsettos, DeVita's play, The Phillie Trilogy, will stand proud… and equal" writes noted former columnist and reviewer, Bob Green, about Doug DeVita's play, which opened to a sold-out crowd complete with dignitaries in the audience, at the Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street at the Fresh Fruit Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Run and Tell That! NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Garners 7 EMMY Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2017

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was the recipient of seven Emmy nominations. Below, check out colorful images from the live broadcast featuring Emmy-nominated set designs, costumes, make-up, hairstyles and more, along with video which illustrates why HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was worthy of yesterday's high honors! (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)

The Barn Players at the Arts Asylum Announce 2018 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to announce their 2018 season of award-winning shows, and their director selections who will helm each production. (more...)

Tony Winner Matthew Broderick Cast in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning stage actor Matthew Broderick has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

Little Theatre of Manchester to Present A Reading of NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Little Theatre of Manchester's popular script-in-hand play-reading series, begins on March 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. with a reading of John Logan's dramatization of the 1920's Leopold and Loeb crime and trial, NEVER THE SINNER. (more...)

Karen Mason to Host IT'S ABOUT TIME Album Release Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will celebrate her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Israel Habima Theatre presents TORCH SONG TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

On Thursday, February 16 2017, the national theatre of Israel Habima Theatre will begin performances of Harvey Fierstein's play 'Torch Song Trilogy', directed by Nathan Datner. The cast includes Mordi Gershon, Aki Avni/Nati Ravitz, Miki Kam/Rivka Michaeli, Riki Blich, Omer Dror (making his Habima Theatre debut and repertoire theatre debut), Itamar Carmeli/Gil Seri and 'The Hazelnuts' - Shira Z. Carmel, Yifeat Ziv, Anat Moshkovski. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (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...)

BWW TV: Michael Urie & Company Pose for TORCH SONG Photo Shoot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley presents Musical RAGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. A soaring, tuneful score (music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) illuminates this sweeping saga (book by Joseph Stein) of dreams and disillusions, love lost and inspiration found, and the heart and soul of the American character. It was declared "A winner, warm and witty. You are tempted to rise cheering," by The Mercury News. Rags will be directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who notes "this production could not be timelier. As America debates immigration policies, what better time to present this deeper look at the newcomer's experience." Performances are April 5-30 (press opening: April 8) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($35-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.orgor call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Talks NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE: 'It's Very Close to My Heart'
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

At a press event held this week, Jennifer Lopez shared her excitement over starring in NBC's next live musical broadcast BYE BYE BIRDIE. (more...)

AMELIE Dreams Her Way to Broadway Tonight- Meet the Company!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below! (more...)

Donald Corren to Return to the Metropolitan Room This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Broadway's Donald Corren (Souvenir, Torch Song Trilogy) returns to The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday May 16 at 7:00 with his unique evening of songs, stories, and comedy. (more...)

LTM's Popular Play Reading Presents Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On May 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Evenings@7 will present a staged reading of Harvey Fierstein's Tony-winning play about love, family and drag performance in the late 1970s New York, Torch Song Trilogy. (more...)

Karen Mason to Present MASON AT MAMA'S IN MAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - comes home with her new show "Mason at Mama's in May" at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street in Manhattan), which will be performed every Sunday and Monday in May at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: Harvey Fierstein Reluctantly Finds Romance in Martin Sherman's Compelling GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by Michael Dale - Apr 12, 2017

"I'm old enough to be your ancestor," the 61-year-old gentleman scoffs to his 28-year-old overnight guest who, after meeting on a dating site called Gaydar, suggests that something of permanence could come between them. (more...)

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