WP Theater

(New York, NY)
2162 Broadway at 76th Street
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
New Zealand's leading inclusive performing arts company, Touch Compass, has collaborated with one of the UK's foremost multi-sensory theatre companies, Frozen Light, to create a pioneering new dance theatre work for audience members who have profound and multiple learning disabilities a?" the first of its kind in Aotearoa.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Jeff Riberdy's a?oeModel Recalla?? will play the 10th Annual United Solo Festival held at New York City's Theatre Row. This World Premiere production of Riberdy's work takes place on October 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Critically acclaimed dark/pop songstress Cloe Wilder released her heart-stopping music video for her new single, 'Save Me.' today. 'Save Me.' produced by Grammy-award-winning Jayme David Silverstein and The Trust is filled with highly vulnerable shots that work to enhance the riveting melodies. The music video features moody dark scenes, highlighting how no one can save Wilder from her own inner battles. The video also features social media stars Bryce Xavier, Mikey Tua, and Diego Martir.
by Chris Miritello - Oct 9, 2019
'Wow. I knew the soundtrack, but was not expecting that!' Such was the repeated refrain that echoed throughout the theater lobby as gobsmacked Memphians filed out of Dear Evan Hansen, the first production of the 2019-2020 Broadway season at the Orpheum. Since its celebrated premiere on the Great White Way in 2016, the Tony Award winning Best Musical's original cast album, featuring music and lyrics by today's 'it' collaborators with the Midas touch, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, has seemingly transcended those who self-identify as musical theater lovers. Rather, its contemporary, pop infused tracks have built appeal across a broad array of audiences, with many - particularly millennials - able to sing or at least hum them on command. For that, tremendous credit is owed to Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect fame, who originated the role of Even Hansen on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in the process.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Read reviews for Sean Foley's hotly anticipated stage adaptation of the classic Ealing Studios comedy The Man in the White Suit.
by Karen Bovard - Oct 8, 2019
Playwright Dominique Morisseau is a gifted rising voice in the theater, recognized with a 2018 Macarthur 'Genius' Grant. Her straight play PIPELINE centers contemporary lives we see on stage too rarely: an anguished black mother trying to keep her teenage son safe, and her financially successful ex-husband, estranged from both of them. Because Morisseau drops us into both public and private school dilemmas for people of color, we gain insight into the deep inequities in our educational systems in this country, though this never feels like an 'issue play' for two reasons: there is no grasping for simple resolutions and the characters are so thoroughly imagined.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Utah Symphony's 2019-20 O. C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series continues with two weekends of Rachmaninoff. Conductor Aziz Shokhakimov will lead the Utah Symphony and the debut of guest pianist and 2016 International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition winner Lukáš Vondráček through one of his most known and loved pieces, a?oeRhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.a?? Give yourself a proper musical scare with Mussorgsky's a?oeNight on Bald Mountain, just in time for Halloween! Hear the full emotional range of your Utah Symphony as they perform Prokofiev's tribute to the a?oenoble spirita?? of humanity during times of war. Carlos Miguel Prieto will conduct the orchestra, pianist Boris Giltburg and mezzo-soprano Kristin Chávez through the deeply challenging a?oeConcerto No. 3a?? and a program of Latin American composers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Drag stars BAGA CHIPZ a?" currently on screen as one of the contestants in BBC Three's RuPaul's Drag Race UK a?" and SHEILA SIMMONDS a?" best known from her outrageous performance that wowed the judges in Britain's Got Talent 2019 a?" will star in a fierce and funny drag makeover of classic pantomime CINDERELLA this Christmas, playing at the Trafalgar Studios in the West End for six performances only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first production of The Stage's 37th Season, the beloved cult musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. With book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW will run from October 2 – November 3, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). San Jose Stage Company's production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW will be directed by Allison F. Rich with choreography by Tracey Shaw.
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 8, 2019
Set in Bob Dylan's hometown of Duluth, Minnesota in 1934, writer and director Conor McPherson's GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY is equal parts bleak and beautiful. The busy story centers on the Laine family and their guest house; stressed father and husband Nick (Donald Sage MacKay) is busy caring for his wife Elizabeth (Katie Brayben), whose dementia has progressed to the point where she's like a rowdy child with a sailor's mouth. His issues double with their children Gene (Colin Bates), an alcoholic, would-be writer and Marianne (Gloria Obianyo), their adopted Black daughter who's several months pregnant.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
WAM Theatre and BRIDGE have announced a series of innovative community engagement programs surrounding their collaboration on PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Dawn M. Simmons. The production will play from October 24 - November 9 at Shakespeare and Company's Bernstein Theatre in Lenox. PIPELINE was recently announced by American Theatre Magazine as one of the ten most produced plays this season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
With her production of the world première of Anupama Chandrasekhar's When the Crows Visit in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces Pass Over, A Museum in Baghdad and The Glee Club which will be staged at Kiln Theatre in 2020, following the previously announced Snowflake by Mike Bartlett.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Oct 7, 2019
The Good Theater opens its season with Joshua Harmon's powerful and persuasive drama about class and race, aspiration in America, and the complexities of navigating a world where nothing is black and white, no matter how much one wishes it so. ADMISSIONS is a stunningly astute choice for 2019, though it was written long before recent headlines and made its Lincoln Center debut in 2018. As Executive/Artistic Director Brian P. Allen expands the Good's season to five main stage plays and four second stage shows, this Maine premiere of Harmon's play represents Allen's keen sense of the moment and what is excellent drama.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Critically acclaimed dark/pop songstress Cloe Wilder released her breathtaking third single, 'Save Me.' today. 'Save Me.', produced by Grammy-award-winning Jayme David Silverstein, is filled with a display of alluring vocals while enhancing the resonance of her emotive lyricism. Stay tuned for the captivating music video that features social media stars Bryce Xavier, Diego Martir, and Mikey Tua premiering on October 9, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Poseidon Theatre Company and DDM Productions today announced that Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? The Cooping Theory 1969: AnImmersive Paranormal Experience at RPM Underground will honor the writer's legacy a?" the very subject matter at the heart of the critically acclaimed immersive theatre experience a?" with the announcement of the production's Halloween week schedule (click here) and a spooky-fun Poe-themed costume contest alongside a spooky-festive cocktail party.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Singer, Kimberly Nichole is dropping the first single entitled “The Witch” from her new unreleased album “West Coast Seattle Girl” on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st, 2019. The new single is Kimberly's homage to her life as a night-life, wild child. The song is also a remake of her hometown garage band pioneers, The Sonics', major hit “The Witch” from the 1970s. 
by Student Blogger: Shelbi Cornelison - Oct 7, 2019
Congratulations! After months of countless auditions, Unifeds, interviews, callbacks, portfolio reviews and the dreaded waiting (and inevitable acceptance and denial) period you have final found a collegiate theatrical home...only to find out that it's not actually your home. Now, you're left debating whether or not starting the entire process all over again is really worth the risk of coming out empty-handed in the end.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Keen Company will begin performances tomorrow, Tuesday October 8th, for the first play of Keen's 20th season: Paul O'Brien, Pamela Sabaugh and Tommy Schrider will star in Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney directed by Keen's Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. 
by Michael Dale - Oct 6, 2019
Slave Play ventures into subject matter the likes of which this playgoer has never seen presented on Broadway, and does so in a bold, even outlandish manner that should be admired and welcomed. This older straight white critic won't claim to get everything the 30-year-old gay African-American playwright is saying, but if voices like his-those that have long been nurtured and developed by non-profit Off-Broadway-can be commercially successful on Broadway, the fabled boulevard can advance just a little closer to truly being the artistic center of American theatre.
by Charlie Wilks - Oct 5, 2019
In the heart of central London, a seven-building, 35-floor, 42,000 sq ft adventure awaits brave travellers. Putting you in the shoes of your favourite action character, participants must navigate rough terrain, darkened corridors and fog-filled chambers a?' all while trying to avoid meeting infected creatures, which will attack.
by Brady Schwind - Oct 5, 2019
With her latest appearance at Feinstein's / 54 Below Betsy Wolfe is poised for Broadway stardom.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Worbey & Farrell are a British piano musical comedy duo comprising of Steven Worbey and Kevin Farrell - internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour.
by Alric Davis - Oct 15, 2019
Theatre Under The Stars' Spring Awakening does more than entertain its audiences. It enlivens the fifty first season of the massive theatre known for their proclivity for golden age musicals and traditional fare and re-introduces to Houston audiences a production that highlights still-relevant subjects such as child abuse, teen suicide, sex education, gender politics, abortion and more.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Based on the runaway bestseller by Maria Semple, WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award® Winner Cate Blanchett), a loving wife and mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
by Jonathan Marshall - Oct 15, 2019
Opened in 2017 and founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, who both departed the National Theatre after 12 years, the Bridge Theatre is a 900-seat adaptable auditorium, capable of utilising end-on, thrust and promenade staging. Productions so far include Hytner's immersive Julius Caesar, Alan Bennett's Allelujah!, and one-woman plays starring Maggie Smith and Laura Linney. Coming up this Christmas is Sally Cookson's take on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Here is everything you need to know if you're visiting - from food and drink to transport, ticket deals and accessibility.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Entertaining expert Mark Addison, author of the 'Best in the World' award-winning book Cocktail Chameleon, is coming to four more U.S. Christofle boutiques during the 2019 holiday season to host Mark's signature cocktail event series: 'The Fine Art of Cocktails'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Having celebrated 35 successful years of sensational daytime entertainment, Arts Centre Melbourne's Morning Melodies 2020 program is set to amaze audiences once again with a stellar line-up of music theatre, cabaret, opera, jazz and dance. This coming year, the feel-good one hour concerts held each month at Hamer Hall will celebrate our very own Australian performers, including Philip Quast, Silvie Paladino, Zoy Frangos and Trevor Ashley.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Theatre Philadelphia, the region's marketing and leadership organization for theatre, announced a new design for the Barrymore Award trophy. A collaboration with Sharif Pendleton of Philadelphia Laser and Industrial Design, the new trophy design helps mark the 25th Anniversary of the Barrymore Awards and creates a trophy that reflects the values of the nationally-recognized symbol of professional theatre in the Greater Philadelphia region. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
The first of five anonymous celebrities took to the stage for opening night of Intangible Adorations: Experience The Icon on Saturday October 12th to the delight of a select audience of VIP guests. The show explores the impact of celebrity worship on the mental health of the famous, and those who become infatuated with celebrity. Audience members gathered in the Hall of Celebrity, watched a VIP screening of a short film about the creation of The ICON, and then encountered a celebrity whose identity was concealed in a morph suit who revealed their deepest secrets connected to their own mental health in the Red Chapel. On Saturday, the ICON nearly revealed their identity. Although they did not remove the morph suit, they did pose for photographs and signed autographs to allow guests a chance to try and guess out who it was.
by Rose Marija - Oct 14, 2019
THE DANCE GALLERY FESTIVAL was founded in 2007 by Astrid Von Ussar and Mojcar Ussar as a platform to present choreographers in annual showcases in New York City and Texas. This year, there were three performances at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, September 27, 28, and 29. I attended the September 28th performance which included twelve works. The Festival offers opportunities and community for emerging dance artists, valuable in today's dance world. Today, Astrid Von Ussar is Artistic Director and Andy Noble is Associate Artistic Director.
by Herbert Paine - Oct 14, 2019
Director Karla Koskinen's sensitive direction gives breadth and depth to THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, featuring a standout performance by Greg Nussen as the central character. The Phoenix Theatre Company's current production runs through November 10th.
by Jim Munson - Oct 14, 2019
Director Mina Morita spoke with BroadwayWorld the day before Lloyd Suh's a?oeThe Chinese Ladya?? started performances at the Magic Theatre. Ms. Morita has a thriving career as a theatre maker, serving as Artistic Director of Potrero Hill's Crowded Fire Theater, which is devoted to the creation of challenging new work. Talking to her, it is clear that she is a very conceptual thinker, often weaving several complex ideas into a single sentence. Her passion for creating new forms of theater in the interest of fostering human connection is evident throughout the conversation.
by Chris Struck - Oct 13, 2019
Michael Longoria promoted his latest album release with an exciting production of the music from movies and TV past that he's found particularly impactful. It wasn't all tragic love songs as his original (and CD's title) song, 'Kiss me like they do in the movies' spun a hopeful sound.
by Louis Train - Oct 12, 2019
THE JUNGLE is a boldly political new play, argumentative and direct and a bit radical. It is also a touchingly honest drama, brimming with humor and pathos. And it is also another category: a Toronto play, a play that is both of and for our beautiful, challenging city. 
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 12, 2019
She has already taken on television (and she has the awards to prove it). Now Rachel Bloom is coming to a city near you! Bloom, who just last month won her first Emmy Award for 'Anti-Depressants Are So Not a Big Deal'- a song featured on the final season ofCrazy Ex-Girlfriend- has been busy since the conclusion of her CW series. In May, Rachel sold out Radio City Music Hall performing CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND: LIVE as well as at The London Palladium, the latter of which earned her a five-star review from The Guardian. She also wrote and performed in a?oeYES: IT'S REALLY US SINGING: THE CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND CONCERTa?? which aired after the series finale on the CW.
by Michael Quintos - Oct 12, 2019
30 years after its stage debut, experiencing MISS SAIGON nowadays exposes just how outdated and out-of-touch it is with our increasingly diverse world view. The musical's original production---which first debuted in the West End in 1989 before transferring to Broadway in 1991---became a global hit despite some loud, very understandable controversy. Most audiences, however, ignored the accusations of orientalism, misogyny, and white-washing and instead focused on the show's epic melodrama and theatrical splendor, much of it powered by the lush music of Claude-Michel Schönberg and the lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. The show continues at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through October 13, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Join Creative Loafing and Chihuly Collection for a night unlike any other at Sensory Overload on Friday, December 6th, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Chihuly Collection (720 Central Ave. in St. Pete).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Performing in his 25th country, Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand will represent the United States at the Kenya International Theatre Festival, during his 20th year touring around the world in his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman, 'the elder statesman of the American Theatre' on November 3rd in Nakuru at the Nakuru Players Theatre, and on November 5th at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi.
by Shane Morgan - Oct 11, 2019
1880 was something of a watershed moment in the history of the Deaf community. It was during a conference in Milan that it was decreed the oral method of instruction for the deaf was the way forward thereby setting in stone a method that would last for nearly 100 years and define what it was to be deaf to the detriment of those who were deaf.
by Brandon Horwin - Oct 11, 2019
'Fins up!' The National Tour of Jimmy Buffet's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE docks at The National Theatre in Washington DC. If you're looking for a decently fun, nicely crafted, Buffet filled escape, paired with a mix of performances, then you've found the right show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
MTC announces events following select performances of Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of Magic Theatre, has announced that she will depart the organization after twelve years as its artistic leader. Greco will leave at the end of the 2019-2020 season. a?oeIt has been a spectacular honor to lead the storied Magic Theatre,a?? said Greco. a?oeI am proud of the extraordinary array of groundbreaking writers Magic has launched and supported over time, who have bravely led our cultural conversation forwarda?"and the way those voices and the work we have premiered have elevated the field as a whole.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
On Sunday 27th October between 11am and 4pm, On The Terrace takes over the North Terrace cultural precinct for a full day of free performances by the best of South Australia's chamber music talents, presented by Chamber Music Adelaide in collaboration with the Art Gallery of SA, SA Museum, State Library of SA and the Migration Museum.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The Australian mezzo soprano Miriam Sharrad (Opera Studio) and the pianist Adrian Sims met through their love of musical theatre. Three years on, they are thrilled to present Salon to Stage to audiences in London, Edinburgh, Cyprus and in 2020, Sydney and Adelaide. Salon to Stage originates in the salons of Duparc and Rachmaninov, then journeys through Gershwin on Broadway, to Mozart and Puccini opera. Punctuated by a piano solo, the evening of Sunday, 20th of October, 6pm, at Technopolis 20, should provide something for everyone!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Auditorium Theatre announces the commission of American Traffic, a new work for Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) created by acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and MacArthur a?oeGenius Granta?? recipient Michelle Dorrance and celebrated collaborator Melinda Sullivan.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 10, 2019
George Street Playhouse opens their inaugural season at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) with 'Last Days of Summer.' It is based on the contemporary novel by Steve Kluger and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun with music by Grammy winner Jason Howland. had the pleasure of interviewing Julian Emile Lerner who plays Joey Margolis in the show.
by Claudio Erlichman - Oct 10, 2019
'Move It, Move It!'! Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. This new musical from Touché Entretenimento opens on October 11 at Theatro NET Sao Paulo with 06 sets, 3D effects, over 60 costumes and a giant led screen, with unprecedented technology in Brazil.