Highlights

Corkscrew Theater Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup

The inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, will run Aug 7 – Sept 3 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street). Presented by The Brewing Dept. and Fortress Productions, this new summer theater festival provides early-career artists a high level of production support and features five world premieres and five readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through innovative and unusual collaborative Read More


La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2017 Without Walls (WOW) Festival

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the dates and selected projects and collaborators for its third Without Walls (WoW) Festival of immersive and site-based work. The 2017 WoW Festival will take place Oct 19 – 22 in downtown San Diego and surrounding areas, in collaboration with several major partners, including Horton Plaza Park, Westfield Corporation; The New Children’s Museum; the San Diego Public Library; Bread & Salt and Border X Brewing; as well as ArtPower. Also Read More


Tony Danza & The Stars of Tomorrow to perform benefit on 6/20

On Tues June 20 Tony Danza will lead a one-night-only showcase performance, “Tony Danza & the Stars of Tomorrow,” to benefit the Police Athletic League (PAL) Acting program. The performance will begin at 7:30 PM at the Gerald W Lynch  (524 W 59 St.)  PAL  Board Member and former PAL Kid Tony Danza will take to the stage with teen members of the PAL Acting program in their debut evening of performance, music and humor. The PAL Acting program launched in fall Read More


Vassar & New York Stage and Film announce additional details for 2017 Season

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced initial casting for the first mainstage and first musical workshop productions of the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017: The cast of Josh Radnor’s Sacred Valley will include Michael Chernus, Abigail Spencer & David T. Patterson. The first mainstage play will be directed by Sheryl Kaller, and will play the Powerhouse Theater from June 29 – July 9, 2017. Read More


The Pearl Theatre Company Ceases Operations

After 33 seasons performing the great stories of theatre with its resident company of actors, The Pearl Theatre Company ceased operations on June 7th upon the close of its 2016-2017 Season. Despite this company’s continuing critical acclaim, record-setting audiences, and landmark institutional support, the efforts of the artists, staff, and Board of Trustees simply could not outpace the economic reality of operating a mid-size theatre company in Manhattan amid a crowded field of Read More


HOLLYWOOD NURSES to receive Benefit Reading


CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE to get developmental reading 6/6

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field will present a public developmental reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE, a new play by Charles Leipart on Tues June 6 at 7:00 PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave). Directed by Richard Sterne, the performance will feature Penny Fuller and Tony Roberts. A social political comedy. A prison cell on Rikers Island.  Meg and Sam Massey, a well-to-do couple in their sixties, find Read More


SOULPEPPER takes up July Residence at Signature Center

SOULPEPPER (Albert Schultz, Artistic Dir) Toronto’s largest theatre company, will make its US debut in a four-week engagement at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St.) A true repertory program of plays, musicals and concert performances, featuring a company of over 65 artists, the festival, entitled SOULPEPPER ON 42nd STREET, will be presented July 1-July 29.  Following, is the lineup of SOULPEPPER mainstage productions, spotlight Read More


2017 Theater Hall of Fame Induction set for 11/13

On Mon Nov 13 at 7:30 PM, the 2017 Theater Hall of Fame Induction for Lifetime Achivement in the American Theater will take place at a venue TBA. Susan Stroman will be Mistress of Ceremonies. The event will be followed by a late supper at The Palm. The 2017 Inductees will be announced Sept 10. For more information, please visit www.theaterhalloffame.org. Contact: Terry Hodge Taylor (917/472-7906)...   Read More


2017 Theatre World Awards Announced

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), have announced the 2017 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 9th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree for Excellence in the Theater and the 5th Annual John Willis Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre who will be celebrated at the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Mon, Read More


2017 Stars in the Alley set for 6/2

This year’s Stars in the Alley will take place on Fri June 2 at 1:00 PM in Shubert Alley, west of Seventh Avenue between 44th & 45th sts. "Stars in the Alley" is a free outdoor concert with live music, produced by the Broadway League and sponsored by United Airlines, that celebrates the end of the 2016-2017 Broadway season and adds to the festivities leading up to the 2017 Tony Awards. The event will consist of performances from 21 musicals, including shows from Read More


Many Patinkin will host MTC Spring Gala

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Mon May 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd St) honoring Matthew C Blank, Chairman of Showtime Networks Inc. This year’s Gala will be hosted by Mandy Patinkin and will feature performances by musicals  including Bandstand; A Bronx Tale; Come From Away; Dear Evan Hansen; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; Sunset Boulevard; and a sneak peek of Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming Read More


Goldfinger's BOTTLE FLY wins 2017 Yale Drama Series Prize

The Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Jacqueline Goldfinger for her play BOTTLE FLY. The 2017 award recipient was chosen by playwright Nicholas Wright. This year’s ceremony will be held in London, with the play receiving a staged reading in November at the National Theatre Studio. Now celebrating its eleventh year, the Yale Drama Series is the preeminent playwriting award in cooperation with Yale University Press, and is solely sponsored by the David Charles Horn Read More


The Drama League present Summer Professional Theater Intensive (SPTI)

For the first time in its one hundred-year history, The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced that it will offer its first-ever pre-professional training program for college-aged actors and directors.  The new Summer Professional Theater Intensive is an immersive and rigorous program, bringing artists from B'way and Off-B'way together to share training with students interested in pursuing theatrical careers after graduation. This Read More


Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration set for 5/20

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, announced today that Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Louis Gossett Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Jimmy Smits, René Auberjonois, Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Anthony Crivello, Culture Clash, Merle Dandridge, Tim Dang, Keith David, Shaila Essley, Davis Gaines, Harry Groener, Clint Holmes, David Henry Hwang, Gregory Itzin, Dale Kristien, Doug LaBrecque, Tzi Ma, Alan Mandell, Dakin Matthews, Christina Saffran, Benjamin Schrader, Read More


Drama Critics Circle to Announce 2017 Award Winners 5/8

The winners of the 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Mon May 8 at approximately 5:30 PM. The selections will be made at the organization’s 82nd annual voting meeting. The awards include a cash prize of $2,500 for Best Play, made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on Thurs May 18. The New York Drama Critics’ Circle comprises 22 drama critics from daily newspapers, Read More


Drama League Announces 2017 Director Fellowship Recipients

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project:  Michael Alvarez, Laura Brandel,  Jillian Carucci, Tom Costello, Matt Dickson, Justin Emeka, Bonnie Gabel, Flordelino Lagundino, Rebecca Martinez, Kholoud Sawaf, and Gabriel Vega Weissman.  These early-career directors will begin their fellowship year by being presented during Read More


Paula Vogel to receive Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have announced that Pulitzer Prize-wining playwright Paula Vogel will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards, which will be held on Mon May 22 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th St).As was previously announced, Lea DeLaria will again return as the host. The Obie Award judge’s panel for this season include Michael Feingold, Ayad Read More


The Broadway Association's annual luncheon set for 5/8

The Broadway Association, a 106-year-old not-for-profit business association committed to the betterment, safety and economic prosperity of the Times Square and Midtown West community, will host its annual awards luncheon Monday afternoon, May 8 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel. The luncheon will also feature a performance by Broadway talents Andréa Burns & Seth Rudetsky. The Broadway Association will present Victoria Bailey, Executive Director of Read More


Broadway Barks set for 7/8

BROADWAY BARKS will once again take over Shubert Alley for the 19th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event that benefits New York City animal rescue groups. The event, co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, features celebrities of the Great White Way who use their star power to find loving homes for animals in need from 27 participating NYC area shelters. The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place on Sat July 8 in Shubert Alley (located Read More


New York City Center to present concert version of Brigadoon

New York City Center has announced that Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale & Robert Fairchild will star in a concert production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical BRIGADOON, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, with music director Rob Berman leading The Encores! Orchestra. The first performance, on Nov 15, will be City Center’s annual Gala, honoring City Center Board co-chair and Broadway producer Stacey Mindich. An additional five Read More


Vassar & NY Stage and Film announce 2017 Powerhouse Season

Vassar & New York Stage and Film has announce dthe programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress.  The season will be presented at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY from June 23 through July 30. The upcoming Read More


Symphony Space will honor Chapin & Lenore & Robert Davis

Symphony Space will honor Theodore S. Chapin and Lenore & Robert Davis at the 2017 Spring Gala on Mon April 24. The evening will include performances by Darnell Abraham, Bruce Adolphe, Kerstin Anderson, Ward Billeisen, Sam Bolen, Ben Davis, Jonathan Groff, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Yevgeny Kutik, Rebecca Luker, Alex Puette, Elizabeth Stanley, Mary Testa & Sally Wilfert. The evening will take place at Capitale (130 Bowery) will begin at 6:30 PM with a reception Read More


TACT's Spring Gala to honor Ripley, Rebeck, McCann & Nugent

TACT (Scott Alan Evans, Exec Artistic Dir; Nora Chester & Jeffrey C Hawkins, Associate Artistic Dirs) has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. The Gala will take place on Mon May 8th at The University Club of New York (1 West 54th St) beginning at 6:30 PM with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, live Read More


Kevin Spacey will host the Tony Awards

The Tony Awards have announced that actor Kevin Spacey will host the 71st Annual Tony Awards live from Radio City Music Hall on Sun June 11 at 8:00 PM. For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com. Press contact: Slate PR (212/235-6813)...   Read More


Irish Rep's Gala will feature Sondheim at Seven introduced by Angela Lansbury

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Dir; Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Dir) will present SONDHEIM AT SEVEN, this season’s Gala Benefit production, on Tues June 13 at 7:00  PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St). The evening will honor Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Jr., Partner at Cleary Gottlieb LLP, and will recognize the extraordinary contributions of Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States; Barbara Jones, Consul General of Ireland Read More


Roundabout Announces Third Annual Casino Night

On Mon May 8, Roundabout Theatre Company will host their third annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines (227 W 42nd St). All proceeds benefit Roundabout Theatre Company’s many programs, including the Education programs, the Theatrical Workforce Development Program and the Musical Theatre Fund.This year, Casino Night is upping the ante by offering World Poker Tour stars Andy Frankenberger, Maria Ho, Phil Laak, Tiffany Michelle, Erik Seidel, and Vanessa Selbst a seat at the Read More


Actors Fund to Honor, Devito, Field, Jenkins & Prince at Annual Gala


Astaire Awards renamed for Chita Rivera, set for 9/11


Russell, Dancy, Groff & Garber headline benefit reading of AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER

Wendy Wasserstein’s play AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER returns to New York on Mon May 8th at 7:00 PM for a one night-only benefit reading at the Tony Kiser (305 West 43rd St) directed by Christine Lahti. All proceeds will benefit She Should Run, a nonprofit organization “working to create a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards public leadership.” The evening is produced in arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Read More


Drama Desk Award Nominations to be announced 4/27

Laura Benanti and Javier Muñoz will announce the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thurs April 27th at 10:00 AM at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street). The nominations announcement news conference and the awards show will be live-streamed on www.TheaterMania.com. Press contact: Keith Sherman & Associates (212/764-7900)... Read More


Tony Awards Nominations set for 5/2

The 71st Annual Tony Awards Nominations Announcement set for Tues May 2, will be co-hosted by Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski. The announcements will be made at 8:30 AM from the New York Public Library for Performing Arts. Press contact: Slate PR (212/235-6813)... Read More


3rd Annual Broadway Bets set for 5/15

An evening of revelry and friendly rivalry is in the cards for the theatre community when Broadway Bets, Broadway’s official poker tournament, returns for its third edition on Mon May 15. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway stars, industry insiders and theatre lovers will come together at Sardi’s Restaurant (234 West 44th Street) for a friendly Texas Hold ‘em tournament. Novices and aces alike are welcome, and anyone can Read More


Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards to be presented 5/25

Broadway.com announced today that the 18th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private reception on Thurs May 25. The Audience Choice Awards are the only major theatrical prize awarded solely by votes cast online by audience members. Awards are presented in traditional categories as well as several unique to the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, including “Favorite Diva Performance,” “Favorite Breakthrough Performance” Read More


Sarah Jones to host the 8th Annual Lilly Awards

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year be hosted by playwright, Sarah Jones, with honorees to be announced soon. The Lilly Awards honors the extraordinary contributions made to the American Theater by women. This year, the awards will be presented Mon May 22, at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd St). The Lilly Awards firmly believes that taking an artist's identity into consideration Read More


Ben Platt to host the 2017 Jimmy Awards

High School Musical Theatre Awards/Jimmy Awards have announced that star Ben Platt will host the ninth annual awards ceremony on Mon June 26 at 7:30 PM at the Minskoff (200 West 45th St.) 74 high school students from 37 regional programs across America will compete for the Jimmy for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress at the ninth annual presentation. The talent showcase will feature dynamic ensemble and solo performances. Student performers qualify to compete in Read More


NewYorkRep and The Telling Company Merge

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have joined forces, now to be known as the "new" NewYorkRep. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Markus Potter and Executive Director Gayle Damiano Waxenberg, NewYorkRep produces new plays and musicals that inspire and compel social change by telling stories that expose the travesty and beauty of our humanity. By illuminating social and ethical questions through art, NewYorkRep strives to create provocative theater that promotes empathy, Read More


Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky Team Up for Deconstructing Patti

One of Broadway’s greatest stars will join forces with the ultimate authority on all such things for an evening of music and merriment at Deconstructing Patti, An Evening of Broadway Songs and Stories with Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky on Sun Sept 24. This event has been rescheduled from its original date. The evening benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For the first time in New York City, Patti LuPone will revisit some Read More


Judith Light to recieve 17th Monte Cristo Award


Playscripts names Sean Cercone President and announces Broadway Licensing


Gingold's Project Shaw to present YOU CAN NEVER TELL 4/17

Gingold Theatrical Group’s Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, will continue its 12th Season when it presents its 122nd concert presentation with Shaw’s 1897 romantic comedy of errors You Never Can Tell on Mon April 17 at 7:00 PM, at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia (2537 B'way). Directed by David Staller, the cast features Michele Pawk, Jonathan Hadary, Lenny Wolpe, Tom Duke, Midori Francis, Marc LeVasseur, Susannah Perkins, Read More


THE MIKVAH PROJECT to get Industry Reading 3/20 & 3/21

Private by-invitation-only industry readings for THE MIKVAH PROJECT by Josh Azouz will take place Mon Mar 20th at 5:30 PM and Tues Mar 21st at 12:30 PM at The Actors Temple (339 West 47th St). The reading will feature Jonathan C Kaplan and will introduce Benjamin Kalish. Originally presented by The Yard Theatre in London, this new play is to be directed by Yard Artistic Director Jay Miller. The production is being presented in New York by Edmund Gaynes, J. Todd Harris, Robert Read More


OuterCritics Circle Noms Announced 4/25

 The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, has announced that Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski will announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tues April 25 at 11:00 AM in the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th St). Outer Critics Circle will announce two new award categories this year, “Outstanding Sound Design” and Read More


31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition set for 4/24 & 4/25

A spectacular showcase of Broadway performers and beautiful, handcrafted bonnets will celebrate six weeks of fundraising when the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition returns Mon April 24, and Tues April 25, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Performers from Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies will share unforgettable original skits, songs and dances, as well as their unique bonnet designs, for two afternoons at Read More


Berloni & Greif to be honored at 2017 Drama League Awards


Off-B'way League and IATSE Announce first Designer Contract

The Off-Broadway League and United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE have announced that they have negotiated an inaugural contract for the first ever Agreement for Off-Broadway Designers. The historic deal was reached amicably, after negotiations concluded early morning on Sat Mar 4th.  Upon ratification, the three year agreement memorializing standard practice in the industry will go into effect July 2017. United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, is a labor union Read More


Roundabout, IATSE & NYC Announce Theatrical Workforce Development Program

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) have announced the Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP), the theatre industry’s first workforce development program to train and place young adults in professional technical theatre careers. This new initiative aims to break down the barriers that prevent young adults from joining the industry and empower a diverse new generation of Read More


Barron's DANCE NATION wins 2017 Blackburn Prize

The 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Clare Barron for her play Dance Nation. On March 6, New York's Playwrights Horizons hosted a ceremony honoring the winner and finalists of the prize and celebrating the 39th anniversary of the international prize, which is based in Houston. The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is awarded annually to recognize women from around the world who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre. Read More


Messing & Sarnoff to be honored at WP Theatre's 32nd Gala


New Musical FANCY to have Lab Presentation 3/16 & 3/17


Vineyard 2017 Gala to celebrate anniversary of [title of show]

Vineyard Theatre’s Artistic Dirs Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that the 2017 Gala Fundraiser will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vineyard Theatre’s hit musical [title of show] with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, and a toast to Broadway producer Kevin McCollum.  Michael Berresse will direct the gala show.  Larry Pressgrove will be the music director. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Mon Mar 13 beginning Read More


Theatre World Awards set for 6/5


MTC announces Ted Snowdon Reading Series

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Prod) has announced the lineup for this spring’s Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. The readings kick off Mon March 13 and will be held on consecutive Mondays through April 3. The readings will take place at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th St). All readings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs (212/399-3000 Read More


RADIO 930, a new musical to have industry presentation 2/23


Playwrights Horizon's Spring Gala set for 5/8

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Dir; Leslie Marcus, Managing Dir) will hold its annual Spring Gala on Mon May 8 at 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company’s alumni writers: Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright. The evening will feature performances by Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone and Kelli O’Hara.  he evening will also pay special recognition to book writer Richard Greenberg and Read More


OTHER WORLD to hold invitation-only reading 3/9-3/10

An invitation-only reading of the new musical OTHER WORLD will take place on Thurs Mar 9 at 2:30 PM and Fri Mar 10 at 11:00 AM at the Lyric Theatre Studios (214 West 43rd St).  "Other World" features a Book by Hunter Bell, Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee, and will be directed by Gabriel Barre. When avid online gamer Sri, and confirmed non-gamer Lorraine, are magically and unexpectedly sucked into Sri’s favorite video game, Other World, they must Read More


Next Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! set for Feb 25

Now running monthly, Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will have it's next performance on Sat Feb 25 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St.)  A concert of songs, comedy, and commentary, the series debuted on Inauguration Day. The innovation of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, who also organized the Broadway For Orlando fundraising concert, this month’s Concert for America will feature Ingrid Michaelson, Ellen Burstyn, Ramin Karimloo, Read More


Gingold Theatrical Group to honor Tyne Daly


Signature Announces Four Playwrights joining Residency Programs

Stephen Adly Guirgis will join Signature Theater (Paige Evans, Artistic Dir; Erika Mallin, Executive Dir) as the Residency One Playwright in the 2017-18 Season. Residency One, Signature’s core one-year Playwright-in-Residence program, is an intensive exploration of a single writer’s body of work. Lynn Nottage will follow Guirgis as the Residency One Playwright during the 2018-19 Season. In addition, Dave Malloy and Dominique Morisseauwill join Signature’s Residency Read More


Target Margin Theater Announces TMT Institute Fellows

As part of their 25th Anniversary Season, Target Margin Theater (David Herskovits, Artistic Di; Sarah Hughes & Moe Yousuf, Co-Artistic Producers) has announced the 2017 TMT Institute Fellows – CB Goodman, Ayun Halliday, Brian Lawlor, Aaron Minerbrook, and Anthony Wills, Jr. These are five artists who have demonstrated a serious commitment to making theater and share a deep connection to TMT’s principles. The Institute is a year-long fellowship (January – December) Read More


MCC Theater announces 30th Anniversary Miscast Gala

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey & William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Exec Dir) has announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of MCC Theater.  The performers include: Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jennifer Holliday,  Kelli O’Hara, Stephanie J. Block, Brian d’Arcy James, Brandon Victor Dixon, Ben Platt & Mandy Read More


2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients Announced

The American Theatre Wing has announced that the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Ben Bonnema (book, music and lyrics), Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda (music and lyrics), Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke (book, music and lyrics), and Michael R. Jackson (book, music and lyrics). Four grants of $10,000 each, totaling $40,000, will be presented on Mon March 6 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the Read More


Daniel Zaitchik & Lisa Kron win 2017 Kleban Prizes

The Kleban Foundation has announced that the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Daniel Zaitchik and the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Lisa Kron. The 2017 prizes were presented on Mon Feb 6 in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. Since its inception, Kleban Prize winners have been selected by judging panels Read More


2017 Lucille Lortel Awards set for 5/7

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, hosted by Taran Killam, will be handed out on Sun May 7 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00 PM. Among the special honors to be presented this year – Costume Designer, William Ivey Long, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Lynn Nottage will be inducted onto the Read More


Actors Fund & Mount Sinai to open Friedman Heath Center for Performing Arts

The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors have announced plans to open a new health center for the performing arts and entertainment community in New York City. Scheduled to open in March 2017 at The Actors Fund’s headquarters, located at 729 Seventh Avenue between 48th and 49th St, The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts will serve as the medical care provider that is solely focused on the particular health care needs of the entertainment and Read More


Amas Gala to honor Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty


Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel will be honored at the New Dramatists Luncheon


Broadway Belts for PFF! set for Feb 27

Hosted by the one-and-only actress/comedienne Julie Halston, BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! will celebrate its seventh annual benefit, featuring Broadway stars in an evening of music and comedy benefitting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. This year’s event will take place on Mon Feb 27 at 5:30 PM at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th St.)  An annual event that is an exclusive New York musical theater experience, "Broadway Belts" began in Read More


SAY's Fifth Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit set for 2/13

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young has announced today Hamilton’s Brandon Victor Dixon will be the guest host at the Fifth Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit to support SAY. The event will be held at 7:00 PM on Mon Feb 13 at Lucky Strike Lanes, (624-660 West 42nd St.) The event will include a cocktail reception, followed by bowling with stars and kids from SAY’s programs. Stars currently expected to attend include: Erich Bergen, Emily Bergl, Alex Read More


Williamstown Theatre Festival announces 2017 Gala

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Dir) has announced that the annual WTF Gala will be held this year at Tao Downtown (92 Ninth Ave) on Mon Mar 13 at 6:30 PM. Honoring WTF Trustee James Giddens and his steadfast support of new musicals, the evening will include cocktails and dinner, along with special appearances and performances by Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker, Justin Levine, Kristolyn Lloyd,  Steven Pasquale & Noah Zachary. For tickets, & more Read More


Broadway Backwards set for Mar 13

The Broadway community will come together once again for Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration of unity, equality and love through gender-reversed performances of classic show tunes on Mon Mar 13. The evening is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The star-studded event features performances of quintessential Broadway tunes with a twist: men sing songs originally intended for Read More


Drama League Announces 2017 Artists-In-Residence

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Dir) has announced the theater directors and ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2017 Drama League Artist Residency Program. Public work-in-progress presentations will be held periodically throughout the year at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas).  Schedules are available at www.dramaleague.org. The Program, offers director/collaborator teams and/or ensembles an Read More


13th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon set for 4/28

On Fri April 28th at 12:00 noon, at The Palm, the Theater Hall of Fame will present the 13th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon saluting Glenn Close. The 2017 grants to Emerging Theater Artists will also be presented. Brian Stokes Mitchell will be master of ceremonies. Estelle Parsons is Luncheon Chair. For more information, please visit theaterhalloffame.org. Contact: Terry Hodge Taylor (917/472-7906)...   Read More


Tyne Daly to headline York's Winter 2017 Mufti Series


Diggs & Parsinen to Choreograph Workshop of "Thoughts of a Colored Man"

Royal Family Productions will present a benefit workshop of Keenan Scott II’s play thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, from Feb 4-6 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th St, 3rd Fl). "thoughts of a COLORED MAN" is directed by RFP Artistic Director, Chris Henry and will be choreographed by Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen. The play follows the stories of eight young men as they try to find their identity in a world that Read More


Westport Country Playhouse Continues New Works Initiative

Westport Country Playhouse (Mark Lamos, Artistic Dir) will continue its commitment to developing new plays and musicals with its New Works Initiative set for January and February. This year, the New Works Initiative will make possible the development of four new plays through workshops involving playwrights and other artists, culminating in readings before an invited audience in the Playhouse’s Lucille Lortel White Barn, Sheffer Studio. The 2017 New Works Initiative Read More


HAIR will celebrate 50th Anniversary at La MaMa

The musical HAIR, which began life downtown at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in October, 1967 (prior to its debut on B'way in April, 1968) will celebrate its 50th anniversary and its East Village roots in a one-time-only special event at La MaMa (66 E 4 St) on Sat, Jan 21 at 2:00 PM, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa’s Artistic Director. With Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and Music by Galt MacDermot, HAIR is the American Tribal Rock Musical Read More


62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards set for 6/4/17


WEARING BLACK to receive industry reading Jan 23

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company will present a staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring Book, Music and Lyrics by Riley Thomas. Directed by Markus Potter, "Wearing Black" will play two performances on Mon Jan 23, at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, at The Peter Jay Sharp (416 W 42nd St.) The show will feature Mel Johnson Jr, Grasan Kingsberry, Constantine Maroulis, Erin Maya & Nora Schell.  Casting is by McCorkle Casting Ltd. The musical explores how Read More


Broadway Bares 27 set for 6/18

Broadway Bares, the  evening of bodacious Broadway burlesque produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will make its return on Sun June 18, 2017, at Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, NYC). This annual extravaganza features seductive stripteases from more than 150 of the sexiest and most talented dancers on Broadway. They will strut and strip their way into your heart during two dazzling shows at 9:30 PM and midnight. For the fifth year in a row, the Read More


Devito, Kane, Lyonne, O'Donnell & Ross to perform Love, Loss and What I Wore

92nd Street Y, in association with Daryl Roth has announced  that the play Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which ran Off Broadway from Sept 2009 through March 2012, will return for one-night-only on Sun Feb 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the 92Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall.  Written by Delia Ephron and the late Nora Ephron, this special performance will star Lucy DeVito, Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne, Rosie O’Donnell, and Tracee Ellis Ross – all of whom starred in the Read More


Transport Group Gala will honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell

Transport Group (Jack Cummings III, Artistic Dir; Lori Fineman Exec Dir) has announced that Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Groff, Titus Burgess, Debra Monk & Raul Esparza will be among the performers at their annual gala, which will honor orchestrator and music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell with the Transporting American Theatre Award, on Mon Feb 6, at the Times Center  (242 West 41st St.)  The event also includes cocktail and dessert receptions and a silent Read More


Pressman & Ames aiming to bring ROOM SERVICE back to B'way

ROOM SERVICE, the 1937 screwball comedy by Allen Boretz and John Murray is targeting B'way.  The play, perhaps best known to audiences around the world for the RKO film adaptation starring the Marx Brothers, has been optioned by producers Michael Pressman and Andrew Ames through Samuel French. Pressman and Ames are aiming for a production in the 2017-2018 B'way Season, and hope to announce casting in the coming months. Mr Pressman will direct the show Read More


Tarell Alvin McCraney named Chair of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama

James Bundy, Dean, has announced the appointment of Tarell Alvin McCraney as the Chair of the Department of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama, effective July 1, 2017, for a three-year term. McCraney will begin his work part-time this winter in order to admit the incoming class of playwrights. The application deadline for the Playwriting Department will be extended to January 1, 2017, to accommodate this transition. In addition, Tarell Alvin McCraney will succeed Paula Vogel as Read More


Cherry Lane Mentor Projects Announces Mentors & Playwrights

Cherry Lane (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director; Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Producing Artistic Directors) has announced this year’s playwrights and mentors for their Mentor Project, culminating with fully-staged productions presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St. in NYC) from Feb 22 to May 6, 2017.  This year’s mentors include Stephen Adly Guirgis, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Lucy Thurber. Ms Thurber will mentor Ren Dara Santiago, whose play THE Read More


Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) to temporarily close the Lyric for Renovations

Ambassador Theatre Group (Mark Cornell, CEO) has announced that the Lyric (213 West 42nd St) will close temporarily, beginning May 2017, to undergo renovations. Cirque du Soleil Paramour will continue to perform at the Lyric Theatre until April 16, 2017, before relocating to another theater.  Cirque du Soleil is currently in discussions with several theater owners in New York and abroad who are interested in welcoming this unique production, including Stage Entertainment for a Read More


Ambassador Theatre Group adds Lewin & Caskey to North American Leadership Team

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has announced the appointment of a new North American leadership team: Stephen Lewin who will be Chief Executive and Kristin Caskey who will be Executive Vice-President, Content and Creative, as they expand their North American operations. ATG owns close to 50 venues in Britain, the United States and Australia. In the latter part of 2015, ATG significantly expanded their North American operations, acquiring not only a long lease on a Read More


Arena Stage announces Power Plays commission program

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater launches Power Plays, an initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from 25 writers over the course of the next 10 years. With Power Plays, Arena Stage focuses Washington, D.C.’s unique theatrical voice on politics and power, amplifying the theater’s role as a national center dedicated to American voices and artists, located in the heart of the nation’s capital. The undertaking features American Read More


New Musical SHIMMER to have Workshop Presentation Dec 6

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, Hengyuanxiang Drama and Phoenix Cultural Industry Development (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. will present a showcase presentation of the musical SHIMMER on Tues Dec 6 at The Edison Ballroom. Featuring a Book by Rong Guangrun, Music by Peter Pui-Tat Kam, Lyrics by Liang Mang, and direction by Xu Jun, "Shimmer" is a bilingual musical, performed in both English and Read More


Richard Thomas will Star in Transport's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Concert

Transport Group has announced that Richard Thomas will star as Alfie Byrne in its concert of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, which takes places Mon Dec 5 at 8:00 PM at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St.) Additional casting will be announced at a later date. The show features a Book by Terrence McNally and Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty. The musical is the story of an Irish-Catholic bus Read More


Clive Barnes Foundation Awards

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards. The 2016 nominees in dance are Elena D’Amario of Parsons Dance, Spartak Hoxha of New York City Ballet, Andrea Torita of BalletX, Indiana Woodward of New York City Ballet. The nominees in theatre are Timothee Chalamet for his performance in "Prodigal Son," Juwan Crawley for his performance in "Spamilton," Khris Read More


MTC's Fall Benefit honors Nathan Lane

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Dir; Barry Grove, Executive Prod) will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring Nathan Lane, on Mon Nov 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Ave). The evening will feature appearances by Lane friends and colleagues Christine Baranski, Jenni Barber, Mike Birbiglia, Matthew Broderick, Brian Dennehy, Mark Linn-Baker, Andrea Martin, Terrence McNally, Jack O’Brien, Seth Rudetsky, Lewis J. Stadlen, John Slattery, Read More


Christmas Eve's Holiday Hunkfest returns 12/12

The holidays will be heating up when Broadway favorite Ann Harada reprises her role as the sincere and sassy therapist from Avenue Q in Christmas Eve’s Holiday Hunkfest, featuring an all-star bevy of Broadway beaus. The evening on Dec 12 is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The adorably offensive Christmas Eve, played by Harada, will redefine romance through a hilarious cabaret of show tunes and modern hits, joined by some of the hottest hunks on the Read More


Glenn Close, Roe Green & CTG to be honored at Theatre Forward Gala

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman James S Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman’s Awards Gala on Mon April 3rd at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st St at Fifth Avenue). The Chairman’s Awards Gala supports the work of Theatre Forward, which is dedicated to advancing American theatres and its communities through its Educating Through Theatre and Advancing Strong Theatre initiatives. Glenn Close will be honored this spring Read More


Mainspring Arts Cooperative (MAC) Formed to Produce Productions in Regional Theaters

Trish Santini, Peter Flynn and Frank Butler  have announced the formation of their new company Mainspring Arts Cooperative (MAC), a not-for-profit organization that will produce and present productions that can tour regional theaters nationwide. The company was founded in response to the industry conversation about preserving artistic scale while protecting financial sustainability, along with an increased dependence on co-productions and presentations. Santini, Flynn and Butler Read More


Broadway Dreams' Night of Dreams Gala set for 11/21

Broadway Dreams has announced that its annual Night of Dreams Gala, to be held on Mon Nov 21, will honor lyricist and composer Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the inaugural Arts Advancement Award. Point Park University is the leading education sponsor of the event. Since its inception, Broadway Dreams has inspired more than 10,000 students and awarded over one million dollars in needs-based scholarships nationally. Directed by Stafford Read More


DGA presents Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition


New Group, Labyrinth & Working Theater present THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS


Waterwell will present BLUEPRINT SPECIAL on Intrepid

Waterwell (Arian Moayed & Tom Ridgely, Artistic Dirs) have announced the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. The production will star LauraOsnesand WillSwensonand be directed by TomRidgely. Additional casting will be a combination of civilian artists and U.S. Military Read More


Aleshea Harris wins 2016 Relentless Award

The American Playwriting Foundation (David Bar Katz, Exec Dir), established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Aleshea Harris for The 2016 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, this year’s Relentless Award winner is Is God Is, a revenge tale of twin sisters that takes its cues from the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Read More


28th Annual Gypsy of the Year set for 12/5 & 12/6

Six weeks of dedicated fundraising will culminate in a showcase of Broadway’s brightest talents when the 28th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition takes the stage Mon Dec 5 (4:30 PM) and Tues Dec 6 (2:00 PM), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For two unforgettable afternoons at the New Amsterdam (214 West 42nd St), Gypsy of the Year will celebrate the talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of shows, historically known as Read More


David Roberts Named Director of SDC Foundation

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has announced that David Roberts has been selected as the new Director. For 50 years, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has developed and promoted the creativity and craft of directors and choreographers. SDC Foundation’s mission is to create access to the field, to connect artists, and to honor the theatrical legacy of these Read More


USC Launches New Musical Development Program

The USC School of Dramatic Arts and its dean, David Bridel, have announced LiveRead@SDA, a new program created to cultivate and provide critical support for the creation of innovative and contemporary new musicals for the American theatre. LiveRead@SDA invites professional artists to weeklong workshop residencies on the USC campus, where they can take bold steps to refining their work with access to a diverse student population. The workshops, which culminate in a reading for industry Read More


DGA & Samuel French Announce Playwrights Welcome Program


Ken Davenport named Executive Producer of Webber's RUG North America

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group has announced that Ken Davenport will join the company as Executive Producer for North America, effective immediately. Mr. Davenport will report in to Jessica Koravos, President of The Really Useful Group and will support the UK team in overseeing the ever growing level of business that RUG titles are doing on B'way and on tour in North America. The Really Useful Group is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Read More


Samuel French Awards set for 10/24


Joel Grey to receive 25th Hammerstein Award at York Gala

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Dir), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Mon Dec 5 at The Asia Society (725 Park Ave). The reception featuring abundant cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begins at 6:00 PM Read More


American Theatre Wing Announces 2016 Theatre Company Grants

The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of its 2016 National Theatre Company Grants. This year’s seven initial support recipients are: American Blues Theater (Chicago, IL), Bedlam (New York, NY), Chance Theater (Anaheim, CA), Classical Theatre Company (Houston, TX), Cygnet Theatre Company (San Diego, CA), South of Broadway Theatre Company (Charleston, SC), and Yellow Tree Theatre (Osseo, MN). The inaugural second time support grant recipients are the following five Read More


Tectonic Theater Project Announces casting for 25th Anniversary Gala

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for Tectonic At 25!, a benefit performance celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking theater. The star-studded evening, directed by Tectonic Theater Project founder Moisés Kaufman and hosted by and starring Jane Fonda, will take place Mon Nov 7 at 7pm at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Jane Fonda will host the evening and revisit her role in Tectonic’s Broadway production of 33 Variations. The Read More


83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony Set for 5/19/17

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Dir) has announced that the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony will be held on Fri May 19, 2017 beginning at 11:30 AM at the Marriott Marquis (1535 B'way). More information about the Awards Ceremony, which includes pre-event cocktails and the afternoon luncheon ceremony, can be found by visiting www.dramaleague.org. The Awards Eligibility Period for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions will end on Monday, April 17, Read More


Sarah Ruhl to receive Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has announced that Sarah Ruhl is this year’s recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. Ruhl will be honored at the Ninth Annual “Mimi” Awards, presented on Monday, Nov 14 at Lincoln Center Theater. The “Mimi” Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. The Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award is presented Read More


Tony Awards set for June 11, 2017

The American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Tony Awards will air on the CBS Television Network on Sun June 11, 2017 (8:00-11:00 PM.)  A location for the live telecast will be announced at a later date.  The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The official eligibility cut-off date will be April 27, Read More


Actors Fund Presents NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit

Host committee members Betty Buckley, Misty Copeland, Kelli O’Hara, Bernadette Peters & Janice Reals Ellig will present the 20th Anniversary of NOTHING LIKE A DAME on Mon Oct 24 at the Samuel J. Friedman (261 W 47th St). The evening, which features all singing, all dancing, and all women, will benefit The Actors Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. "Nothing Like a Dame" will honor Marin Mazzie with the first-ever Phyllis Newman Dame Read More


Industry Reading of LUNCH AT AUDREY'S set for 9/29


Samuel French, Playbill & HowlRound partner to present #IdentityWeek

Samuel French, Playbill and HowlRound are partnering to present #IdentityWeek, a four-day panel event, Sept 27 - 30, exploring racial, cultural, sexual, and gender identity in the theatre.  This year's event was created in response to the issues of identity, inclusion, and representation onstage being at the forefront of our industry's collective conversation. Through these panels, Samuel French, Playbill and HowlRound hope to provide a safe, respectful space where Read More


Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science to play 8 perfs on B'way

Television personality and author Alton Brown has announced Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science will make its Broadway debut Thanksgiving week for eight performances only at the Ethel Barrymore (243 W 47th St). Brown created a new form of entertainment – the live culinary variety show – with his “Edible Inevitable Tour,” which has played in over 100 cities. Brown says fans in the Big Apple can expect a cornucopia of “all new everything including songs, new Read More


2016 Theater Hall of Fame Induction

The 46th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Induction is set for Mon Nov 14, at the Gershwin followed by a Late Supper at The Palm. The 2016 Inductees are Glenn Close, Phylicia Rashad, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Catherine Zuber, Tim Rice, Marsha Norman, Joe Masteroff & Paul Libin. For more information, please visit theaterhalloffame.org. Contact: Terry Hodge Taylor (212/307-1226)...   Read More


Lia Vollack named President of Columbia Live Stage

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has announced that Lia Vollack has been named President of Columbia Live Stage, SPE's new live theatrical productions division. Based in New York, Vollack will produce and develop original theatrical productions, and work with the library catalogues of Sony Pictures and Sony/ATV Music Publishing to bring new productions to Broadway and other live theatrical venues.  She will report to Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment. Press contact: DKC/O&M Read More


The Really Useful Goup and Concord Bicycle Music form The Musical Company

The Really Useful Group and Concord Bicycle Music, have joined forces and have announced their innovative new partnership, designed to provide best-in-class services to the creators of musical theatre works: The Musical Company (“TMC”). Operating from Really Useful Group and Concord Bicycle Music offices in London and New York, respectively, TMC will be owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Concord Bicycle Music and The Really Useful Group. TMC has also announced the appointment of Read More


Roundabout to honor Frank Langella at Spring Gala

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced that their 2017 Spring Gala will honor legendary four-time Tony winning stage and film actor Frank Langella with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Mon Feb 27, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue). Internationally renowned stage and screen actor Frank Langella will be honored for his unparalleled career spanning more than a half century.  The Jason Read More


8th Annual Broadway Salutes set for 9/20

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have announced that the eighth annual Broadway Salutes event will take place on Tues Sept 20 in Shubert Alley (between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets). The event will begin at 3:30 PM with red carpet arrivals, and the public ceremony begins at 4:00 PM. The ceremony will be hosted by Alex Brightman. Directed by Marc Bruni, Broadway Salutes will include special guest performers including Read More


Jill Kargman & Michael Cerveris will host WTF benefit.

On the heels of its 62nd Season, Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced that Jill Kargman, the star and creator of Bravo’s comedy “Odd Mom Out,” will host a benefit musical evening with Michael Cerveris, on Mon Oct 24 at 7:00 PM at her home.  Kargman, who appeared at WTF this summer with her one-woman show Jill Kargman: Stairway to Cabaret, will open up her Upper East Side townhouse to host an evening of music by Mr Read More


David Hyde Pierce to be Honored by The Drama League

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Exec Artistic Dir) has announced that David Hyde Pierce will be the Honoree of the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held on Mon Nov 7 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). Celebrating Mr. Pierce’s career in theater, film and television including this season’s productions of A Life and Hello, Dolly!, the black-tie gala will feature dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only musical Read More


Actors Fund Announces Proud Of Us Benefit Reading

The Actors Fund has announced that tickets are now on sale for an evening of several short plays by actor / playwright, Wesley Taylor entitled, Proud of Us and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor. The benefit performance will be presented for one night only on Mon Nov 14 at 7:30 PM at New World Stages (340 West 50th St).  The cast for will include Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Denis O’Hare, Sylar Astin, Carolee Carmello, Jack Griffo, Noah Hinsdale, Kevin McHale, Read More


York Theatre announces The Riki and Bob Larimer Fund

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Dir; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the establishment of The Riki and Bob Larimer Fund, a major gift in the amount of $500,000 to be given over a 5-year period and to be put toward the development of new works for the York stage at Theater at Saint Peter’s (619 Read More


Lilly Awards Foundation to Present Broadway Cabaret

The Lilly Awards Foundation will present its fourth BROADWAY CABARET: BROADWAY STARS PERFORMING THE WORK OF WOMEN SONGRWITERS on Mon Oct 17 at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). The Lilly Awards Foundation promotes and celebrates women artists by promoting gender parity at all levels of theatrical production.  The evening will include songs from some of the hottest new musicals on and off-Broadway, all written or co-written by women and sung by Broadway stars, including Read More


Westfield Corporation Acquires Scott Sanders Productions

Westfield Corporation has announced that Broadway, Film, and Television producer Scott Sanders has been appointed as Westfield’s first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. His company, Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, will be wholly acquired by Westfield. Sanders will be charged with creating immersive entertainment and experiential events destined for Westfield properties around the globe, while continuing to develop and produce a targeted group of first-class Read More


Signature Theatre hosts TheatreFest NYC

Signature Theatre will host TheatreFest NYC on Tues Aug 30, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). This free open house is for students who are interested in learning more about New York’s non-profit theatres. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about upcoming seasons and productions, sign up for discount and affordable ticket programs, receive information about internships, win free tickets, and socialize Read More


Playwrights Horizon chooses Musical Theatre Factory for Residency program

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Dir and Leslie Marcus, Managing Dir) has announced Musical Theatre Factory as the second theater company to join its Resident Company Program. Playwrights is a writer’s theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work.  This new residency initiative – launched in 2014 – subsidizes office, rehearsal and performance space for Read More


Primary Stages Gala to celebrate Horton Foote

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Prod; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Dir; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Dir) have announced that the Primary Stages 2016 Gala will celebrate the Horton Foote Centennial on Mon Oct 17 at 6:30 PM. The event, which will be held at 583 Park Avenue, will be chaired by Charles Davis, Hallie Foote, David Richenthal and Michael Wilson. The evening will feature performances and tributes by Elizabeth Ashley, Harriet Harris, Jayne Houdyshell, Estelle Read More


Amas Musical Theatre to present Salon with Arranger Sam Davis

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Prod) and The Amas Song Salon will offer a special presentation with four rising talents–Sam Davis, Daniel May, Rashidra Scott & A.J. Shively–who will explore the art of musical orchestrating and arranging. The evening will be held on Mon Sept 19 at a party space on W 57th St. The evening will begin at 6:00 PM with cocktails and supper, followed by the performance and post-performance discussion at 7:30 Read More


American Theatre Wing honors Cicely Tyson

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Mon September 26 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary actress Cicely Tyson. Honorary Co-Chairs include Kathy Bates, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, Pauletta and Denzel Washington, and Alfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer. Marva A. Smalls, CeCe Black, and Anki Leeds will serve as Gala Chairs. The funds raised at the Gala will Read More


O'Hara & Chase will lead Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE reading

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Dir) has announced a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase. Roundabout’s Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis will direct this one-night only special event. The Benefit Concert Reading will take place on Mon Dec 12 at 7:00 PM at Studio 54. In Cole Porter’s 1948 musical, the warring lovers of The Taming Read More


Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry to lead concert of THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's musical, The Last Five Years on Mon Sept 12 with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.  To Read More


Arena Stage mourns Co-Founder Zelda Fichandler

Arena Stage has announced the recent passing of Zelda Fichandler, the company's co-founder and first Artistic Director. Zelda was described as an extraordinary woman and brilliant theater professional who transformed American theater with her vision and artistry. A public memorial service at Arena Stage will be held on Mon Oct 24 at 2:00 PM. Details will be announced at a later time. Press contact: Kristin Franko (202/488-3300)...   Read More


Signature Theatre Founding Artistic Dir James Houghton Passes

It is with sadness that Signature Theatre announced its Founder James Houghton passed away at his home in Manhattan on Aug 2 after a two year battle with stomach cancer. He was 57 years old. Under James Houghton’s leadership as Founding Artistic Director, Signature Theatre became one of the country’s preeminent theatre companies. Signature was the first company to dedicate a full season to a living writer’s body of work, and in the past 25 years has hosted a diverse Read More


Alley Theatre to present Workshop of Lover, Beloved

As a part of Alley All New, the Alley Theatre announced two workshop presentations of the new musical in progress Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers on Aug 23 (7:30 PM) and Aug 26 (8:00 PM) in the Texas Room. Advance reservations are required and can be made at alleytheatre.org. Singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega pays homage to renowned Southern writer Carson McCullers in this new musical about the outspoken, perceptive and wild dreamer who became one of the brightest Read More


Ensemble Studio Theatre to do Complete Renovation

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Dir, Paul A. Slee, Executive Dir) has announced that their current home at 545-549 West 52nd St will undergo major renovations for the first time in nearly 50 years. The renovations are made possible through generous funding awarded to EST from the New York City Council, as well as the Office of the Mayor of New York City, including the Department of Cultural Affairs. This major capital funding from the City will be Read More


Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons return to B'way for 7 perfs

Eva Price and Live Nation have announced that Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway! will return for a strictly limited 7 performance engagement from Fri Oct 21 through Sat October 29 at the Lunt-Fontanne (205 W 46 St).  In a non-stop career of entertaining audiences across the globe Frankie Valli will return to Broadway for an intimate concert celebrating his award-winning, critically-acclaimed, record-breaking career as a solo artist and with the Four Seasons. The show Read More


Higgins & Martin form Bond Theatrical Group

Temah Higgins, Executive Vice-President of Broadway Booking Office and DJ Martin, President of Bond Touring Group announce today the launch of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent Booking, Marketing and Publicity company for live entertainment productions across North America.  Temah and DJ will be joined in this new venture by Marc Viscardi, Vice President of Marketing at Running Subway Productions as the company’s Vice President of Marketing & Publicity and Madelyn Read More


Ragtime on Ellis Island set for 8/8

Ragtime On Ellis Island has announced that Original Broadway cast member Brian Stokes Mitchell and Andy Mientus have joined the lineup of the site-specific developmental concert on Mon August 8. The all-star cast, directed by Sammi Cannold will perform a selection of songs from the Tony Award-winning musical that features Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a Book by Terrence McNally. The concert is being presented by Suzanne Friedman with an eye towards an immersive, Read More


NAMT announces lineup for 28th Annual Festival

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28 at New World Stages (340 West 50th St). The festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from festival shows that did not make the final Read More


Paul Rudd, Tambyln, Butz & Mudge lead Reading of Reasons to be Pretty Happy

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) has confirmed that its previously announced benefit reading of a new Neil LaBute play, Reasons to be Pretty Happy, will be led by Paul Rudd, Amber Tamblyn, Norbert Leo Butz & Jennifer Mudge.. The one-night-only World Premiere developmental reading is now set for Sun Sept 11 at 7:30 PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, and will benefit the nonprofit’s education and playwright Read More


David Henry Hwang elected Chair of American Theatre Wing

Playwright David Henry Hwang has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing. Having joined the board of the American Theatre Wing in 2009, Mr. Hwang will succeed current Chair William Ivey Long, who concludes his four-year term this year (the maximum number of consecutive years permitted). Mr. Long will maintain an active role in the Wing as he takes on the responsibilities as Immediate Past Chair. Mr. Hwang will serve as Chair of the Wing’s Board of Directors, and will be Read More


Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction set for 9/25

On Sun Sept 25, the 30th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction makes an encore appearance in Shubert Alley and, for the first time, will stretch along West 45th St as well as its traditional home on West 44th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is a free, once-a-year outdoor theatre bazaar. Tens of thousands of Broadway fans will celebrate by Read More


Danny Feldman named Executive Artistic Dir of Pasadena Playhouse

The Pasadena Playhouse State Theatre of California has announced that Danny Feldman will be the theatre’s new Executive/Artistic Director. Mr. Feldman will work closely with Artistic Director Sheldon Epps during a transitional period. It was previously announced that Mr. Epps is retiring and will become The Pasadena Playhouse’s Artistic Director Emeritus. Mr. Feldman will join The Playhouse from his current post as Executive Director at Labyrinth Theater Company. A Read More


Lewis Black Will Return to B'way for 4 perfs

Producer James L. Nederlander will welcome stand-up comedian Lewis Black back to Broadway in his latest show LEWIS BLACK: BLACK TO THE FUTURE. The limited engagement at the Marquis (1535 B'way) for four performances only: Sept 12, 19, 26 and Oct 10 at 8:00 PM. Lewis Black's live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. For more Read More


RWS & Associates acquire Binder Casting


Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Sends Emergency Grants to Orlando

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has announced that $150,000 will be donated on behalf of the Broadway community and all Broadway Cares supporters to three service organizations in central Florida committed to reaching out and providing emergency assistance to the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, and their families and friends. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS this week will award emergency grants of $50,000 each to Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Read More


NYCLU will present Broadway Stands Up for Freedom concert

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York state affiliate of the ACLU, announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for its annual benefit concert “Broadway Stands Up for Freedom,” that will boast performances by some of Broadway’s most talented actors on Mon July 18, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman created the annual event with a group of aspiring actors to highlight social Read More


York's Tune in Time set for 6/20


Playwrights for a Cause set for 7/24

The annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit will be Sun July 24th at 7:30 PM at the Atlantic -Linda Gross (336 West 20th St.) The playwrights and their new plays for Playwrights for a Cause are: Security by Israel Horovitz; BEFORE byPenny Jackson; Jezelle the Gazelle by Dominique Morisseau; Doublecross by John Patrick Shanley; and Biting the Bullet by Regina Taylor. The creative team for this year includes:Steve Read More


Jennifer Sunshine named next Development Dir of The Drama League


Breathless on Broadway benefit set for June 6th

On Mon June 6 many Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 2nd annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's (234 West 44th St). For one night, some of Broadway's favorites, including Max Von Essen, Giuseppe Bausillo, Michael Lanning, Zachary Sayle & Liv Rand will help phaware global association raise awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), a disease that currently has no cure but can be managed with proper care and treatment. The Read More


NY City Center's Gala to include Sunday in the Park concert

New York City Center’s annual Gala will be held on Mon Oct 24. This special event, honoring business leader and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht, will include a concert performance of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1984 musical Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The musical follows painter Georges Seurat in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Consumed by his Read More


Lauren Weigel steps down from The Play Company

The Play Company (PlayCo)’s Founding Producer Kate Loewald has announced that fellow Executive Producer Lauren Weigel will step down from her position on June 30, 2016. The Play Company will begin the search for a new team member this week. Under Lauren Weigel’s leadership as Executive Producer, PlayCo has become the only New York theater to regularly produce international contemporary plays alongside new American work. Lauren is stepping down from her position as Read More


Red Bull Theater's 8th Annual Running of the Red Bulls Benefit

Jesse Berger, ​Founding ​Artistic Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater has announced the Eighth Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Mon June 6 at 6:00 PM, celebrating their ​13th ​Season and honoring Liev Schreiber, Michael Kahn, and the Michael Tuch Foundation with the 2016 Matador Awards For Excellence in Classical Theater. The evening will be hosted by Marc Vietor, with ​Manoel Felciano Read More


"Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" set for perf at The Town Hall

The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage when The Town Hall presents "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin," a new play with music written and performed by actor and musician Hershey Felder. Directed by Trevor Hay, the show plays one night only, Mon June 6 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St). The show brings the man behind the iconic music to life in an evening reflecting his remarkable journey from child immigrant to America's most beloved and Read More


York's Developmental Reading Series continues

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Evans Haile, Interim Exec Dir) and its Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of three new musicals at the The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Ave). The readings are open to the public. The Developmental Reading Series presents some 40 to 50 readings and workshops of new musicals by emerging and established authors throughout the year, a vital part of the Read More


Goodspeed to Honor Chita Rivera

Goodspeed Musicals has announced that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. Ms. Rivera has made her mark as a singer, dancer, consummate performer and Broadway legend. Ms Rivera will be honored on Mon July 11 when Broadway luminaries and arts sustainers gather for a razzle dazzling event to support the development of New Works and emerging artists in Musical Theatre. This evening will Read More


Evan Cabnet named Artistic Dir of LCT3

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop, has announced that Evan Cabnet has been named the new Artistic Director of LCT3, effective July 1.   Mr. Cabnet, succeeds Paige Evans, LCT3’s original Artistic Director, who was recently named Artistic Director of the Signature Theatre Company. Also effective July 1, longtime LCT3 Associate Natasha Sinha will be promoted to Associate Director/LCT3. Press contact: Ashley Downey/LCT (212/362-7600)... Read More


The Drama League Announces New Artistic Leadership Team


Daniella Topol to Succeed David van Asselt at Rattlestick

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has appointed director Daniella Topol its new artistic director, succeeding David van Asselt, the leader of the organization since its founding in 1994. Mr. van Asselt is in the process of creating Rattlestick West in Los Angeles with James Franco and Scott Haze. Rattlestick will be a bi-coastal theatre company with one of its goals to provide playwrights with an opportunity for productions and exposure on both coasts. Ms. Topol is in the process Read More


MTC's Annual Spring Gala Set for 5/16

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Mon May 16 at Cipriani 42 St (110 East 42nd St) honoring Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. This year’s gala will be hosted by Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones and features performances by many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including "Bright Star", "The Color Purple", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Jersey Boys", "Motown The Musical", "Shuffle Along", Read More


2015 Henry Hewes Design Awards Honorees Announced

Four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2015 Awards in a luncheon ceremony to be scheduled for the coming fall. All honors for the 2015 awards were earned by artists working Off Broadway, marking the first time in the history of the awards that a Broadway production was not honored. Riccardo Hernandez (The Invisible Hand, New York Theatre Workshop), Paul Tazewell (Hamilton, The Public Theater), Howell Binkley Read More


Target Margin Theater presents THE ICEMAN LAB

Target Margin Theater (David Herskovits, Artistic Director; Sarah Hughes/Moe Yousuf, Co-Artistic Producers) presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play running in rep starting June 2 (to 6/25). This fresh take on O’Neill’s classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will Read More


Symphony Space will honor Ted & Mary Jo Shen

Symphony Space, the performing arts center known for its innovative music, film, dance, and literary programs, will honor Ted and Mary Jo Shen at the 2016 Spring Gala at Gotham Hall (1356 B'way) on Mon May 9. This celebration will highlight the productions that the Shens have made possible with musical tributes by many of Broadway’s brightest stars, as only Symphony Space can. Hosted by James Naughton, the evening will feature performances by Victoria Clark, Lilli Cooper, Read More


Irish Rep will present Finian's Rainbow: In Concert

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) will present FINIAN’S RAINBOW: IN CONCERT, this season’s Gala Benefit production celebrating their return home to 22nd Street, on Mon June 13th at 7:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St).  Hosted by Saoirse Ronan, FINIAN’S RAINBOW: IN CONCERT will feature performances by members of the Irish Rep cast in their original roles: Melissa Read More


2016 Tony Nominations Announced

The 2016 Tony Nominations have been announced. Below is the complete list. Read More


WE ARE! to Present Two Industry Workshop Performances

WE ARE!,  an  original  musical  by the  creators and  producers  of "Mama, I  Want To Sing",  will  give two industry workshop performances, on Sat April 30 and Sat June  4 at 4:30 PM at the Dempsey (127 West 127 St.) "We Are!" dramatizes the stories, the secrets and the  songs  of  today's  generation of urban  youth born  around the turn of  the century. Based  on the  "60 Minutes" Read More


League of Professional Theatre Women 2016 Awards Celebration

On Mon, May 2 the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, will recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Micki Grant, Jane Cox, Ari Laura Kreith, Lisa Kron, Lear DeBessonet, and Elsa Rael. The awards will be presented at the League's 2016 Awards Celebration & Big Mingle, hosted by nominee Estelle Parsons, held at 6:30 PM at The Pershing Square Read More


7th Annual Lilly Awards

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year honor playwright Danai Gurira, actor Martha Plimpton, director Kate Whoriskey, actor Mia Katigbak, as well as Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. The Lilly Awards will be presented Mon May 23, at the Signature (480 West 42nd St). The awards will honor the extraordinary Read More


Broadway Bares Fire Island set for 6/4

Broadway Bares will officially open the summer season on Fire Island with another seductive edition of Broadway Bares Fire Island. The sexy men and women of Broadway Bares will return Saturday June 4 to Fire Island Pines, NY, for two performances, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The show will be performed at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM at Whyte Hall's Brandon Fradd Theater. This year’s Broadway Bares Fire Island will take the audiences on a sensual romp through Read More


Michael Friedman Named Next Artistic Dir of Encores! Off-Center

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced that omposer Michael Friedman will be the next Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center, City Center’s summer musical theater series. Beginning with the 2017 season, Friedman will succeed founding Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori, who will maintain her relationship with City Center as an artistic advisor. Press contact: Joe Guttridge/New York City Center (212/763-1279)...     Read More


Broadway Bares: On Demand set for 6/19

The 26th annual edition of Broadway Bares goes live onstage on Sun June 19 at the Hammerstein Ballroom for two shows at 9:30 PM and midnight.  Watch what happens when Broadway Bares tackles the boob tube in an unrivaled evening of sexy striptease production numbers, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event promises instant access to more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City. Whether you’re searching for Read More


Vassar & NY Stage and Film announce 2016 Powerhouse Season

Vassar & New York Stage and Film has announced some of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming.  Running June 24 to July 31 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, the upcoming season will be headlined by two fully-staged productions of new plays written Read More


72nd Annual Theatre World Awards set for 5/23


Stars in the Alley set for 6/3

This year’s Stars in the Alley will take place on Fri June 3 at 12:30 PM in Broadway’s legendary Shubert Alley, west of Seventh Avenue between 44th & 45th streets. "Stars in the Alley" is a free outdoor concert with live music, produced by the Broadway League and sponsored by United Airlines, that celebrates the end of the 2015-2016 Broadway season and adds to the festivities leading up to the 2016 Tony Awards. The event will consist of performances from Read More


Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed & James Monroe Inglehart to announce Drama League Nominees

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced that Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, & James Monroe Iglehart from Disney’s Aladdin will announce the 2016 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the Distinguished Performance Award on Wednesday April 20 at 11:00 AM at Sardi’s (234 West 44th St, 2nd Fl). The Read More


Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison to announce Drama Desk Nominations

Vanessa Williams and Matthew Morrison will announce the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thurs April 28th at 10:00 AM at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th Street), it was announced by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. The nominations announcement news conference and the awards show will be live-streamed on www.TheaterMania.com. The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards, Read More


Theatre Forward to Honor Jessie Tyler Ferguson & John R Dutt

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman James S Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman’s Awards Gala on Mon April 11th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st St) at 6:30 PM.  The Chairman’s Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country’s leading nonprofit theatres.  The evening’s master of ceremonies will be John Cariani. The event will include performances by Laura Read More


Susan-Lori Parks named Signature's next Residency One Playwright

Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Dir; Erika Mallin, Executive Dir) has announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will be the Residency One Playwright for the 2016-2017 season. Residency One is Signature’s core one-year playwright-in-residence program that produces a series of plays from the body of work of one accomplished writer. Show titles, dates, casting and creative teams will be announced at a later date. Press contact: Read More


Playwrights Realm announces Writer's Block Party

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Dir; Roberta Pereira, Producing Dir) will celebrate its ninth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party on Thurs Apr 21 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building (70 Lincoln Center Plaza; 165 West 65th Street). The event MCs will be Vella Lovell and Hubert Point-Du Jour. The Writers Block Party will feature hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and original performances of short comedic plays Read More


8th Annual National August Wilson Competition

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Dir) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) has announced that the 8th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Mon May 2nd at 7:00 PM  at the August Wilson (245 West 52nd St).  The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, North Carolina, Pittsburgh Read More


The Stratford Festival begins HD Shakespeare screenings with HAMLET

The Stratford Festival has announced its 2016 U.S. schedule of high-definition theater screenings of the Festival’s critically acclaimedproductions of Shakespeare’s iconic works. Captured onscreen for audiences nationwide, the series kicks off on April 24 with the HD debut of HAMLET. The series continues with THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES beginning May 8, and with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW beginning May 29. Distributed this spring by SpectiCast Entertainment, the productions continue Read More


Emily Schwend wins Yale Drama Series Prize

The Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Emily Schwend for her play Utility.  The 2016 award recipient was chosen by playwright Nicholas Wright, who has served as judge for the 2015 and 2016 competitions. Now celebrating its tenth year, The Yale Drama Series Prize is given out annually for a play by an emerging playwright, selected by a judging panel of one-a distinguished playwright of our time.  The winner receives the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, as well as Read More


A.R.T./New York Honors Jessie Mueller & Andy Truschinski


Broadway Cares announces 2nd Broadway Bets

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is doubling down on Broadway Bets, Broadway’s official poker tournament, which will return for its second edition on Mon May 16. The annual event will welcome celebrities, industry insiders and poker-faced theatre fans to Sardi’s (234 West 44th St). Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares, Broadway Bets gives the theatre community an opportunity to play in a friendly Texas Hold ’em tournament for an important cause. From Read More


New 42nd St announces 25th Anniversary Gala

The New 42nd Street has announced that its annual Gala, this year celebrating 25 years, will be held Mon April 11 at The New Victory Theater. The evening will honor Douglas Durst, Bruce C. Ratner, Daniel R. Tishman, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman with the Marian Heiskell Award and President of The New 42nd Street, Cora Cahan, with the New Victory Arts Award. Jane and Michael Eisner will serve as Gala honorary chairs. The festivities will begin at 6:30 PM with cocktails and a strolling Read More


Outer Critics Circle Nominations to be Announced 4/19

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is has announced that Brian d’Arcy James & Jennifer Simard will announce the nominees for the 2015-16 season on Tues April 19th (11 AM) at the Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th St) Outer Critics Circle will post a new award entitled “Outstanding Video/Projection Design” to increase award nominations Read More


2016 Lucille Lortel Awards set for 5/1

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sun May 1 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM. Among the special honors to be presented this year, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Signature Theatre Founding Artistic Director James Houghton. It was recently announced Mr. Houghton would be stepping down from Signature Theatre Read More


Playwrights Horizon's Spring Gala set for 5/9

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Dir; Leslie Marcus, Managing Dir) will hold its annual Spring Gala on Mon May 9  at the event space 583 Park Avenue.  The evening will celebrate those writers and artists who trace the beginnings of their careers to Playwrights Horizons, and the funds raised will support the programs that continue this legacy.   The event will feature music by alumni writers Adam Guettel, Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori and Chris Miller Read More


Deaf West, Sheldon Harnick & Ivo van Hove to be Honored at Drama League Awards


Debbie Bisno Named Resident Producer at McCarter Theatre Center

McCarter Theatre Center’s Resident Playwright/Artistic Director Emily Mann and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields have announced Debbie Bisno as the theatre’s new Resident Producer. Ms. Bisno, a Broadway producer with two decades in the commercial and non-profit theatrical arenas, assumes her new leadership role immediately. Ms. Bisno will be based in  Princeton as an important member of the artistic team at McCarter, and she will maintain and expand McCarter’s Read More


WTF Announces 2016 Weissberger New Play Award

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Dir) is pleased to announce that Hannah and the Dread Gazebo by Jiehae Park is the 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award recipient. Jiehae will also receive The Jay Harris Commission to write a new play, a prize worth $10,000. Greenfield has also announced that the 2016 New Play Commissioning Program recipients are Melissa James Gibson (in a co-commission with Second Stage), Matthew Lopez, and Lucy Thurber. Additionally, Read More


Roundabout and Columbia announce Columbia@Roundabout

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Columbia University School of the Arts (Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty) have announced Columbia@Roundabout, an initiative aimed at educating and developing the next generation of playwrights and theatre administrators, as both institutions celebrate their 50th anniversaries. The initiative is made possible by a grant from the Tow Foundation. Through the program, Roundabout will present new plays by Columbia MFA Read More


Easter Bonnet Competition set for Apr 25 & 26

The annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will celebrate its festive 30th edition at 4:30 PM on Mon April 25 andt 2:00 PM on Tues Apr 26 at the Minskoff (200 West 45th St.) The Easter Bonnet Competition is the annual theatre community celebration that ends six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by dozens of Broadway, Off‐Broadway and national touring productions. In addition to singing, dancing and comedic skits, Read More


Kelli O'Hara will headline Long Wharf's 2016 Gala

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT will present Kelli O’Hara at its annual Gala on Mon Jun 6. The 2016 Gala begins at 6:00 PM with a cocktail reception. This will be followed Ms O’Hara’s concert featuring her Broadway showstoppers and selections from the Great American Songbook in Long Wharf’s Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck II. The evening’s festivities conclude with a dessert reception. For more tickets and more information, please visit Read More


The Flea celebrates 40th anniversary of for colored girls...

The Flea Theater and Project1VOICE are teaming up for a one night only event to honor the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. The evening will commence with excerpts from "for colored girls…" directed by Seret Scott, who appeared in for colored girls… during its original Broadway run, followed by a special performance of Kristiana Rae Colón’s but i cd only whisper. The Read More


Alvarez, Benson & Kreitzer win Jonathan Larson Grants

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2016 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are César Alvarez (book, music and lyrics), Nikko Benson (music and lyrics), Carson Kreitzer (book and lyrics), and Sam Salmond (book, music, and lyrics). Four prestigious grants of $10,000 each, totaling $40,000, will be presented on Mon March 21 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients’ work. This year’s Read More


New Dramatists will honor Audra McDonald at 67th Luncheon


Jesse Tyler Ferguson & John R Dutt honored at Theatre Forward's Gala

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman James S Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman’s Awards Gala on Mon Apr 11th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st St) at 6:30 PM.  The Chairman’s Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country’s leading nonprofit theatres.  Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be honored with the Theatre Artist Award. John R Dutt former-Vice President/Chief Read More


Theatreworks USA to host Benefit Cocktail Party

On Mon March 14 at 6:30 PM Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Dir; Ken Arthur, Producing Dir) will present a One-Night Only Benefit Cocktail Party at the Standard Hotel East Village Penthouse (25 Cooper Square). Guests are invited to mix and mingle with Theatreworks USA artists,  members of the Board of Directors and donors high above Manhattan over drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and live performances.  Entertainment will be provided by Read More


Pasadena Playhouse announces A NIGHT IN THE CATSKILLS fundraiser


Tony Awards Nomination Announcement

on Tues May 3rd, The 2016 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT will take placeat the Paramount Hotel. A live webcast of the event will beavailable at www.TonyAwards.com. The nominations will be announced by Patina Miller & Andrew Rannells. Press contact: Brooke Fine/Slate PR (646/652-8957)... Read More


Lynn Surry Named President of Al Hirschfeld Foundation


Lynn Nottage wins 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Lynn Nottage for her play Sweat, a searing drama about the ravages of America's industrial decline. The announcement was made at the National Theatre in London on February 22, as the transatlantic theatre community gathered to honor Ms. Nottage and nine finalists for the annually awarded prize which celebrates women playwrights. Tanya Moodie, award-winning theatre and film actor and one of this year's Blackburn Read More


Atlantic Theater Company Announces Participants for Gala

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Dir; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Dir) will present their Annual Gala on Mon March 7, 2016 at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street). Actors’ Choice will celebrate Atlantic’s actors with an evening of unexpected songs, honoring David Richenthal and the Richenthal Foundation for their long-term support of Atlantic’s mission. This year, Atlantic asked a slate of favorite Atlantic actors to choose a song they love and a favorite musician to Read More


George C Wolfe to recieve Monte Cristo Award

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced that stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C Wolfe will receive the 16th Monte Cristo Award.  A gala dinner will be held in his honor at The Edison Ballroom on Mon May 9, followed by a special program hosted by O’Neill Executive Director Preston Whiteway. The O’Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on Read More


Amas Musical Theatre's 2016 Gala set for Mar 28th


The Countess of Storyville will get World Premiere at University of Alabama

The University of Alabama Theatre & Dance, in association with Margot Astrachan, is proud to present the World Premiere of the new Broadway-aimed musical THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE. The developmental production is a collaboration between Broadway professionals, UA Theatre & Dance, and the Tuscaloosa community. A five-week rehearsal period will culminate in a fully staged production with a week of public performances at the Marian Gallaway Theatre from Feb 16-20. The musical features Read More


Soho Rep Appoints Five New Board Members

Soho Rep. has announced the expansion of its Board of Directors with five newly appointed members. By increasing its Board by 50 percent, from ten to fifteen members, Soho Rep. adds important artistic and strategic voices to its leadership. The new board members are Kashif Akhter, Senior Global Manager at Skadden Arps; Obie Award winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; philanthropist Janice Lee; set designer and 2015 MacArthur fellow Mimi Lien; and Zach Miller, Oscar nominated Read More


Judy Kuhn to perform "Finding Home" for The 52nd Street Project

Judy Kuhn will perform Finding Home, a concert to benefit The 52nd Street Project, which makes a difference in the lives of Hell’s Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. The event will take place Sun Feb 28, at 7:30 PM at the Project’s Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Ave, 2nd fl). In Finding Home, Kuhn will sing a selection of songs about home, joined by Fun Home cast mates Beth Malone and Read More


Drama Desk Awards set for June 6 at Town Hall

The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards will be presented by TheaterMania.com on Sun June 5 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St). The Drama Desk Awards nominations announcement will take place on Thurs Apr 28th at Feinstein's/54 Below at 10:00 AM and will be streamed live on www.TheaterMania.com. TheaterMania will present theawards ceremony for the fifth consecutive year.  Ms. Shugart is the Managing ExecutiveProducer of the Drama Desk Awards. The Drama Desk Awards Read More


Roger T Danforth Resigns from Drama League


Heidi Stillman elected Artistic Dir of Lookingglass Theatre Company

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced the election of its newest Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Stillman has served as Artistic Director of New Work since 2004 and replaces current Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Andrew White. White, who has held the post since 2010, will serve as the company’s first Connectivity and Engagement Director. Ensemble Member Philip R Smith remains on the artistic leadership team in his role as Producing Director. In this Read More


LCT will Present Light in the Piazza Reunion Benefit

On Mon April 4 at 6:30 PM, the sun-drenched piazzas of Florence will return to the Vivian Beaumont stage for one night only when members of the original cast of Lincoln Center Theater’s musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, with Book by Craig Lucas, Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel, and Direction by Bartlett Sher, gather for a 10th anniversary reunion concert which will also serve as Lincoln Center Theater’s Annual Benefit.  Eric and Stacey Mindich are the Gala Read More


Classic Stage Company sets "Ladies Who Sing Sondheim" Gala

Some of Broadway’s most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Classic Stage Company on Mon March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 B'way) helmed by John Doyle, who will become the company’s new Artistic Director in July.  The evening will include performances from Sondheim’s canon by Victoria Clark, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquina Kalukango, Judy Kuhn, Marin Mazzie & Alexandra Silber. Additional performers Read More


2016 Theater Hall of Fame Induction

The 46th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Induction is set for Mon Nov 14, at the Gershwin followed by and Late Supper at The Palm honoring the 2016 Inductees. The 2016 ballots will be mailed in mid summer. New inductees will be announced in mid-September. For more information, please visit theaterhalloffame.org. Contact: Terry Hodge Taylor (212/307-1226)...   Read More


Stratford Festival continues Shakespeare HD screenings with TAMING OF THE SHREW

The Stratford Festival has announced its 2016 U.S. schedule of high-definition theater screenings of the Festival’s critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s iconic works. Captured onscreen for audiences nationwide, the series continues with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW beginning May 29. Distributed this spring by SpectiCast Entertainment, the productions continue the massive initiative by the Stratford Festival’s Artistic Director, Antoni Read More


Stratford Festival continues Shakespeare HD screenings with THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES

The Stratford Festival has announced its 2016 U.S. schedule of high-definition theater screenings of the Festival’s critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s iconic works. Captured onscreen for audiences nationwide, the series continues with THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLESbeginning May 8, and with THE TAMING OF THE SHREW beginning May 29. Distributed this spring by SpectiCast Entertainment, the productions continue the massive initiative by the Read More


Westport Country Playhouse announces New Works Initiative

Westport Country Playhouse has launched a New Works Initiative to develop new plays and musicals through workshop and reading opportunities involving playwrights and other artists. The program will make possible the development of two new works at the Playhouse in February – “Out of the Mouths of Babes” by Israel Horovitz, in partnership with the Cherry Lane, and “The Rivals,” with Book and Lyrics by Peter Kellogg, Music by Peter Weiner, based on the 1775 Read More


Public Announces 2016-17 Emerging Writers Group

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director) announced the 10 new playwrights today for the 2016-17 Emerging Writers Group. Now in its sixth cycle, the Emerging Writers Group is an ongoing initiative that targets playwrights at the earliest stages in their career, creating an artistic home, and offering support and resources for a diverse group of up-and-coming playwrights. Selected from more than 440 applicants, the 2016-17 Emerging Writers Read More


Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists Announced

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the Finalists are: Sarah Burgess - "Dry Powder," Rachel Cusk - "Medea," Sarah DeLappe "The Wolves," Sam Holcroft - "Rules for Living," Anna Jordan - "Yen," Dominique Morisseau - "Skeleton Crew," Lynn Read More


Second Stage's 37th Anniversary Gala set for May 2

Second Stage Theatre will hold its 37th Anniversary Gala celebration on Mon May 2  at Cipriani 42nd St. The evening’s Honorary Chair is James M. Nederlanderand the Co-Chairs are Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo, and Nancy Coyne.  The gala, honoring David Stone, will be directed by James Lapine. The evening’s entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Mr Stone’s productions over the years, Read More


Theatre Communications Group Gala set for 11/14

The Theatre Communications Group will hold a Gala on Monday November 14 at 6:00 PM. More details are to be announced. Press contact: Allison Whitehall/Theatre Communications Group (212/609-5925)... Read More


Stacey Luftig & Daniel Goldstein win 2016 Kleban Prizes

The Kleban Foundation has announced that the 26th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Stacey Luftig and the 26th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Daniel Goldstein. The 2016 prizes will be presented on Mon Feb 8 in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. The judges making the final determination this year were Judith Ivey, Michael Price Read More


Terry Morello Named Chief Advancement Officer of Public

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Dir) announced today that Terry Morello has been named the new Chief Advancement Officer. Morello, who will start at The Public on January 19, has more than 25 years of experience working with leading non-profits in the arts and culture industry, and most recently served as the Senior Vice President of External Affairs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the past eight years. Press contact: Candi Read More


Transport Group to honor LaChiusa & Shugart at Gala

Transport Group has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, and will honor Michael John LaChiusa and TheaterMania.com and its CEO Gretchen Shugart, on Mon March 7 at the New York Times Center (242 W 41st St) with the Transporting American Theatre Award for their significant contributions to the American Theatre.  The evening will feature Broadway stars sharing their “big break” moments in story and song, as well as the award presentation, cocktail and Read More


Lea Delaria will return as host of OBIE Awards


Broadway Backwards set for Mar 21

Broadway Backwards, the annual celebration where the LGBT community see its stories told through the great songs of musical theatre by celebrated Broadway performers, will return for its 11th edition on Mon March 21. The one-night-only musical performance is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. This year's edition of Broadway Backwards will be performed at 8:00 PM at the Al Read More


Marilee & Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess to get Industry Reading

Rob Hinderliter and Dominick LaRuffa, Jr. Of R&D Theatricals in association with Dennis D'Amico have announced that they are presenting an invitation-only reading of Marilee & Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess on Jan 21st & 22nd at Birdland Jazz Club, following it's run in Las Cruces, NM, this past fall. Directed by playwright Mark Medoff, the cast of eight includes Frank Dicopoulos, Lena Georgas, Chris Payne Read More


Waterwell will present Workshop Commission for Dael Orlandersmith

Waterwell continues its annual series of developmental workshop productions with a commission by Dael Orlandersmith for its senior Drama Class of 2016 at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). The new play, SOME OF THE THINGS INSIDE, will be directed by Allison Talis and will premiere at PPAS in April 2016. Designed to stimulate the creation of high-quality new plays for young actors, Waterwell’s New Works Lab @ PPAS offers emerging and established playwrights the Read More


York Theatre Announces Winter Mufti Series


Christopher Mannelli to depart Victory Gardens for Geva


The Drama League announces 2016 Artist Residency Program


Sam Rudy and Kathleen Chalfant to be honored at Vineyard Gala

The Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, Artistic Dirs; Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Executive Producer ) has announced that their 2016 Gala will honor Vineyard Board President and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Mon Mar 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30 PM at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th St). The Vineyard’s Gala event will include a cocktail hour and auction, Read More


Michael Ross to depart Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse announces that effective June 30, 2016, Michael Ross will step down as managing director. He will rejoin Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland, as managing director on July 1, having previously served in that role from 2002 to 2008.  He will take the helm from current managing director, Stephen Richard, who will retire on June 30. The Westport Country Playhouse Board of Trustees has begun the search for a new managing director. Ross will be part of the search Read More


Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) to re-open Hudson Theatre on B'way

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) will reopen and operate Broadway’s historic Hudson Theatre (145 W 44th), ATG’s Joint CEO’s, Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE announced today. ATG, through its subsidiary, Hudson Theatre LLC, has entered a long-term lease for The Hudson, its second theater on Broadway, from a subsidiary of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C). M&C and ATG will be, in a multi-million dollar project, restoring the landmark venue to Read More


Ed Asner will tryout A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE at the Metropolitan Room

Ed Asner returns to New York with A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St).  Created and written by writer Ed Weinberger, the new comedy plays an exclusive two-night, in-town tryout to see what’s inside this hilarious show before sharing it with audiences world-wide.  “A Man and his Prostate” performs on Fri Jan 15 at 7:00 PM and Sat Jan 16 at 9:30 PM. Asner plays the role of an irascible old codger who won’t take any Read More


Arena Stage to host An Evening With Ana Gasteyer Benefit

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie have announced An Evening with Ana Gasteyer, an exclusive celebration that includes the inaugural presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award, Mon May 9, 2016 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St, SW) in Washington DC. For the benefit cabaret performance, the comedienne will perform hits from her new jazz album “I’m Hip” with members of her band, delivering saucy Read More


Stacey Mindich will be presented with Robert Whitehead Award

Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute’s Robert Whitehead Award for “outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing” at a reception at Sardi’s on Tues March 15, 2016. The award is inspired by the five-decade-long career of Broadway producer Robert Whitehead, who died in 2002. CTI is the nation’s only formal program that professionally trains commercial theatre producers. The award honors a graduate of CTI Read More


American Repertory Theater announces 2016 Gala

The American Repertory Theater (Diane Paulis, Artistic Dir) has announced the details for its annual gala Boundless, to be held on Mon Feb 29, 2016 at the Citi Wang (270 Tremont St, Boston). Under the leadership of gala co-chairs RoAnn Costin, Linda & John Henry, and Maureen & Mike Sheehan, the A.R.T. is planning an evening of dining and entertainment, building on the success of last year’s gala, which raised over $1 million in support Read More


Bill T Jones will be honored at HRC Gala

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced that the multi-talented artist Bill T Jones will be honored at the 2016 Greater New York Gala Dinner on Sat Feb 6, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Ave). In 1982, Jones formed the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company with his late partner, Arnie Zane, who died of AIDS-related illness in 1988. A multi-talented artist, choreographer, Read More


Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala will honor James Houghton

Signature Theatre will present its 25th Anniversary Gala on Mon Apr 18, 2016 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The evening will honor Founding Artistic Director James Houghton. This celebratory evening will feature entertaining highlights from Signature’s first 25 years, including music, live performance and video, with Signature’s Board Chairman Edward Norton, Alumnus Ty Burrell, playwrights-in-residence, and many more.  Press contact: Heath Schwartz/Boneau Read More


Nord Anglia & Julliard launch Performing Arts Programme

The Nord Anglia International School New York, in collaboration with the Julliard School, has announced that they will be hosting a launch event for the new Julliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme Tues Dec 8 at the school’s facility.  An incorporation of the Julliard music curriculum into Nord Anglia students’ daily education, the program will begin in September 2016, with Nord Anglia being the only school in New York State to offer Julliard curriculum to its Read More


2015 Clive Barnes Awards Nominees Announced

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the sixth annual Clive Barnes Awards. The 2015 Dance nominees are Catherine Hurlin of American Ballet Theatre, Joseph Gordon of New York City Ballet, Jacqueline Green of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater & Gabe Stone Shayer of American Ballet Theatre. For theater, the nominees are Jack DiFalco for his performance in Mercury Fur, Sandra Mae Frank and Katie Read More


Williamstown Theatre Festival announces 2016 Gala

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced that the annual WTF Gala will be held at City Winery (155 Varick St) on Mon Feb 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and live auction led by Charity Auctioneer Robbie Gordy of Christie’s New York, along with special appearances and performances including: Ana Gasteyer, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, Sky-Pony (led by Lauren Worsham and Kyle Jarrow), and Read More


MCC & Kurt Deutsch will present workshop of ALICE BY HEART

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Dir; Blake West, Exec Dir) in association with Kurt Deutsch, will hold an invite-only workshop presentation of the new musical ALICE BY HEART. The show, which is a re-imagining of the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, features a Book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, Lyrics by Mr Sater, and Music by Duncan Sheik.  A private presentation of the material, directed by Lear Debessonet, will be Read More


Eric Bentley will be Celebrated with Centennial Concert


CSA to Honor Danny Boyle, Michelle & Robert King and Bernard Telsey

The Casting Society of America (CSA) will honor the recipients of its three major annual special awards at the 31st Artios Awards gala on Thurs Jan 21, 2016. The recipients are director Danny Boyle for the Career Achievement Award, casting director Bernard Telsey with the Hoyt Bowers Award, and writer-producers Michelle and Robert King with the New York Apple Award. The bi-coastal Artios Awards ceremonies will take place simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York City at the Beverly Read More


Irish Rep to honor Life and Legacy of Brian Friel

The Irish Repertory Theatre will honor the life and legacy of the great Irish playwright Brian Friel (January 9, 1929 – October 2, 2015) with a memorial celebration to be held on Mon December 7 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman (261 West 47th St).  Doors will open at 3:30 PM and the celebration will begin at 4:00 PM.   This event is open to the public but attendees must RSVP to friel@irishrep.org and indicate number of attendees.  The Read More


Jacobs-Jenkins & Morisseau will be honored at 8th Mimi Awards

Theatre luminaries will gather on Mon Nov 16 to honor Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau at the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting their previous and new work will be presented at the 8th Annual ‘Mimi’ Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse. The evening will feature opening remarks by Kwame Kwei-Armah followed by readings of Read More


Diane Quinn Named as New Executive Director of American Repertory Theater

Harvard University and the Board of Trustees of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) have announced that Diane Quinn will join the 35 year old institution as its new Executive Director and assume the role beginning Dec 1.  In this new position, she will work with Diane Paulus who continues as Artistic Director of the A.R.T.  Press contact: Katalin Mitchell/American Repertory Theater (617/496-2000 x8841)... Read More


Public Announces 12th Annual Under the Radar Festival

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the international line-up today for the 12th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running Jan 6-17, 2016. This program of The Public Theater’s winter season will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Japan, and Rwanda. Curated by Co-Directors Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang, this year’s "Under the Radar" will Read More


Scott Nevins to Present Return of SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert

Scott Nevins  will bring his star-studded holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert back to NYC for the 4th year in a row on Sun Dec 6 at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd St).   Featuring another high wattage, star power cast of performers from the worlds of Broadway, Television, Film and the music industry, this one night only extravaganza will benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund.  Seating is limited for this exclusive event and Read More


Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer win Fred Ebb Awards

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Dir) will present the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba on Mon Nov 30th from 6:00-8:00 PM at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines . The Read More


O&M Co. joins forces with DKC Public Relations

Sean Cassidy, President of DKC Public Relations, Marketing and Government Relations, has announced that theatrical press agent and sole principal behind O&M Co., Rick Miramontez, will be joining the company to create DKC/O&M. Also joining DKC will be O&M Co.’s top executives Andy Snyder (Creative Director) and Molly Barnett (VP, Theatrical Division), along with other key staffers from the firm. Headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Read More


Casting Announced For Imrov Show Villain: DeBlanks


League of Professional Theatre Women will present discussion with Charlotte Moore


The Acting Company Gala Set for November 9


TEDxBroadway Sets 2015 Lineup

“What is the BEST Broadway Can Be?” This one central question, posed each year to academics, economists, entrepreneurs, scientists & theater professionals will once again be the cornerstone of the one-day event when TEDxBroadway returns to New World Stages (340 W 50th St) on Mon Feb 22. Speakers at this year’s event will include Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the Director of Programming for Broadway supper club 54 Below and author Read More


Primary Stages Gala to honor Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman.


Developmental Lab of The Countess of Storyville to be held 10/22 & 10/23

THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE, a new original American musical, will be performed at an invitation only developmental lab on October 22nd and 23rd at Pearl Studios. Directed by Mark Waldrop, "The Countess of Storyville", has Music by Martin Silvestri, Lyrics by Joel Higgins, Book by R.M. Cohen and is choreographed by Denis Jones. The musical is presented by The Pasadena Playhouse in association with Margot Astrachan & Michael Rubenstein. Following the lab, the musical is scheduled to Read More


New York Stage and Film to honor Pullman & Holder

New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Dir; Thomas Pearson, Exec Dir; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Prod Dirs) has announced that its annual Winter Gala will honor actor Bill Pullman  as well as Donald Holder, lighting designer.  The Gala will be held on Sun Nov 15 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Ave).  All proceeds from the evening will benefit New York Stage and Film’s support of artists from around the country in the Read More


Keen Company to present We're Keen on... Kate Baldwin Benefit

Keen  Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein has announced the details of We’re Keen On…Kate Baldwin.  Kate Baldwin and special guests will present an intimate evening of song to benefit the Keen Company. Ms Baldwin will be joined by Katie Thompson & Graham Rowat. The evening will showcase Ms. Baldwin’s unique range and ability, featuring diverse material by The Dixie Chicks, Stephen Sondheim, Georgia Stitt, Andrew Read More


Robert Nederlander & Nederlander Worldwide will present Broadway Rox in Cuba


Arthur French to receive 2015 Paul Robeson Citation Award


Dramatist Guild Fund Announces Lineup for Gala

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh have announced the lineup for the nonprofit’s Gala, Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars being held on Mon Oct 26 at Gotham Hall.  The evening pays tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. The event will feature legendary playwrights, lyricists and composers introducing the stars who brought their work Read More


City Center to present Annie Get Your Gun in Concert

New York City Center has added second performance of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert starring Megan Hilty on Wed October 28 at 7:30 PM. The previously announced performance on October 27 is part of City Center’s annual Gala. Hilty will be joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines. The concert’s ensemble will include Ward Billeisen, Sam Bolen, Laura D’Andre, Nicolas Read More


Lilly Awards Foundation to Present Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret

The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) will present The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway’s best to benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. The cabaret, directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, is set for Mon Nov 9 Read More


MCC's Miscast 2016 will honor Marisa Tomei

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) has announced that this year’s Miscast gala  will honor MCC alum Marisa Tomei.  Miscast 2016 is set for Mon Apr 4, 2016 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th St).  For ticket and table purchasing options, visit www.mcctheater.org/galamiscast_tickets.html. Performers will include Tituss Burgess, Lea Salonga, Linda Lavin, Keala Read More


John Doyle to Succeed Brian Kulick at CSC

Brian Kulick will step down as the Artistic Director of Off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company following the current 2015-16 season.  Kulick will be succeeded by the company’s current Associate Director, John Doyle.  Doyle will assume the position in July of 2016.  Kulick, who has led Classic Stage Company for twelve seasons, will direct two of the current season’s mainstage productions: Mother Courage and Her Children, starring Tonya Pinkins and Nathan Read More


Tony Awards set for June 12, 2016

James Cordon will host The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards airing on the CBS Television Network on Sun June 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM from the Beacon. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The official eligibility cut-off date will be Tues April 26, 2016, for all Broadway productions Read More


Primary Stages Announces Tixteen Initiative


Actors Fund will present Tradition: The Jewish Legacy of Broadway

The Actors Fund, in association with Michael Childers, will present a one-night only special event, Tradition: The Jewish Legacy of Broadway, a celebration of the great Jewish composers, lyricists and performers who graced the stages of B'way from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, on Mon Dec 14 beginning at 7:30 PM at John Jay College (524 West 59th St).   All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund. From the roots of Tin Pan Read More


Broadway League presents NHSMTA/Jimmy Awards

The Broadway League has announced that the next annual NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS will take place on Mon June 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Minskoff (200 W 45th St). The Broadway League Foundation will be overseeing the centralized operations of this program for the second year. High school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress at the eighth annual Read More


Carole Shorenstein Hays Unveils Plans For the Future of the Curran

Carole Shorenstein Hays, has announced plans for the future of the Curran theatre.  Following an extensive renovation project, that is currently underway, the historic theater will reopen as a full-sized venue in early 2017.  During the renovation, a special festival of intimate and non-traditional programming, called Curran: Under Construction, will be presented.  Throughout “Curran: Under Construction,” commencing later this month, audiences will enter Read More


Actors Fund and Career Transitions for Dancers Merge

The boards of The Actors Fund and Career Transition For Dancers announced a merger today of the two non-profit human services organizations, both of which share a mission of providing programs and services to dancers and the dance community. The merger integrates the services of Career Transition For Dancers into the ongoing programs of The Actors Fund, which helps everyone in need, crisis or transition who works in entertainment and the performing arts. Career Transition For Read More


Roundabout presents The Man Who Came to Dinner Reading

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has announced a 50th Anniversary Season Benefit Reading of THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by George S Kaufman and Moss Hart starring Nathan Lane. Roundabout’s Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis will direct this one-night only reading. Reuniting for one night only are members of the 2000 revival production: Nathan Lane (Sheridan Whiteside), Jean Smart (Lorraine Sheldon), Harriet Harris (Maggie Cutler), Stephen Read More


Stuart Thompson and David Turner form Thompson Turner Productions

After having worked together for over 7 years, Stuart Thompson and David Turner are forming a new general management company, Thompson Turner Productions, which will have King Charles III as its first Broadway credit and will continue to be a general management company for Broadway and touring shows. Their offices will remain at 1501 B'way suite 1614 (212/768-4610). Mr Thompson will continue to produce under the umbrella of Stuart Thompson Productions. Press contact: O&M Co Read More


Bebe Neuwirth will host Broadway Salutes

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have announced that  Bebe Neuwirth will host the seventh annual Broadway Salutes event on Tues Sept 29. The event will include special guest performances by Nikki James, Sydney Lucas and Jake Lucas who will each perform a song from three shows that opened the year the Broadway Salutes honorees entered the business. In this industry-wide public celebration, theatre professionals will receive special Read More


Casting Society of America & Inclusion in the Arts to host Town Hall

The Casting Society of America (CSA), in partnership with Inclusion in the Arts, will host a Town Hall conversation between casting directors and actors with disabilities on Mon Sept 21 beginning at 7:00 PM in the Equity Council Room at The Actor’s Equity Building (165 West 46th St, 14th Floor).  The event is the first in CSA’s “Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Casting Initiative,” a series of conversations and workshops designed to effect Read More


American Theatre Wing Announces 2015 Theatre Company Grants

The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of its 2015 National Theatre Company Grants.  This year’s recipients are: 1st Stage (Tysons, VA), Bag&Baggage Productions (Hillsboro, OR), Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (Boulder, CO), Congo Square Theatre Company (Chicago, IL), Kansas City Actors Theatre (Kansas City, MO), Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (Houston, TX), The NOLA Project (New Orleans, LA), Portland Playhouse (Portland, OR), San Francisco Read More


Drama League Centennial Gala will Honor Bernadette Peters

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Dir; Roger T. Danforth, Artistic Dir), embarking on a landmark year of celebration commemorating its 100 years of service to the American theater, will honor musical theater icon Bernadette Peters as their Centennial Honoree.  The Drama League Centennial Gala is set for Mon Nov 2 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Ave). This   black-tie gala will include a fully-staged musical tribute drawn from Ms. Peters’ career in theater, television, music Read More


Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) acquires ACE Theatrcal Group

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has signed a deal to acquire ACE Theatrical Group (ACE), a company which specializes in the operation, design, development and construction of world class, live performance venues throughout North America. This brings the total number of ATG venues to 45 in the UK, Australia and North America, including the two biggest theatrical markets – Broadway and London’s West End. ACE’s portfolio of large-scale theatrical venues comprises: The Read More


Emerson, Field & Hall To Lead Star-Studded Reading of GROSS INDECENCY

The Tectonic Theater Project has announced a  one-night-only special benefit reading of Moisés Kaufman’s GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, the award-winning play about Oscar Wilde and the trials for his "crime" of homosexuality, on Mon October 5, at the Gerald W Lynch Theater (524 W 59th St). The reading will benefit the Tectonic Theater Project and The International Gay And Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC). Moisés Kaufman will direct. Read More


Lisa Kron will be a featured at Women’s Voices Theater Festival launch

Playwright Lisa Kron will be a featured guest and participant at the launch party of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival on Tues Sept 8 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The invitation-only event kicks off the beginning of the Festival, an unprecedented collaboration among professional theater companies that includes the presentation of more than 50 World Premiere productions of work by female playwrights, taking place this September and October in the nation’s Read More


NAMT announces Songwriters Showcase & Cabaret

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the lineup for the SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE and the SONGWRITERS CABARET at the 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thurs Oct 15 & Fri Oct 16. Both events take place at New World Stages (340 West 50th St). Registration for Industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. The Songwriters Showcase will take place on Thurs October 15 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. The event is an Read More


MCC Theater announces 2015 PlayLabs season

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) have announced the 2015 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Neil LaBute,  Ren Dara Santiago,& Stephen Brown.  Readings to be held on Sept 21, Sept 28 & Oct 5  at the Lucille Lortel(121 Christopher St).  All readings are at 7:00 PM. Full casting will be announced at a later date. First Read More


Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Gala Will Honor McDonald & Luft

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Dir) has announced the 50th Anniversary Gala: Spring Gala 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of Extraordinary Theatre on Mon February 29, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue). The evening will be a celebration of Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary and will recognize the accomplishments of six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Roundabout’s Chairman of the Board Thomas E. Tuft and present them Read More


Standing Room Capital Launches New Investing Platform


8th Annual Mimi Awards set for November 16

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will host the 8th annual Steinberg Playwright “Mimi” Awards on Mon Nov 16, 2015, at Lincoln Center Theater. The “Mimi” Awards are presented biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights. The Steinberg Playwright Award is given to dramatists in early and middle stages of their careers, who have distinctive and compelling voices and whose current bodies Read More


82nd Annual Drama League Awards set for 5/20/16

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Dir) has announced that the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony will be held on Fri May 20, 2016 beginning at 11:30 AM at the Marriott Marquis (1535 B'way).  More information about the Awards Ceremony, which includes pre-event cocktails and the afternoon luncheon ceremony, can be found by visiting www.dramaleague.org. The Awards Eligibility Period for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions will end on Sun April 17, 2016, followed by Read More


Gabay & Kuney announce formation of JumpStart Entertainment

Roy Gabay and Daniel Kuney, longtime associates at theatrical general management company Roy Gabay Productions, have announced  the formation of JumpStart Entertainment. The new partnership, effective immediately, will provide general management and executive producing services to premiere Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring and special event productions. Mr Gabay formed Roy Gabay Productions in 1998 after several years of managing Broadway productions in partnership with Elizabeth I. Read More


Little Shubert renamed Stage 42


American Theatre Wing Announces New Appointments

The American Theatre Wing has announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee. Joining the Board of Trustees are Dale Cendali, Natasha Katz, and Emilio Sosa. The American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees is the governing body responsible for oversight of all of the Wing’s activities and its overall well-being. Joining the Advisory Committee are Jess Cagle, Stockard Channing, Jennifer Daly, Lisa Fung, Jim Glaub, Kenny Leon, Bernie Telsey Read More


2015 NAMT Festival Announces Lineup

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Dir) has announced the line up of new musicals for their 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thurs Oct 15 & Fri Oct 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th St). Registration for Industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival.  Now in its 27th year, the NAMT Festival attracts theatre producers from around the world for this industry-only event to discover eight new Read More


York to Honor Angela Lansbury with Hammerstein Award

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Andrew Levine, Executive Dir) will honor Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on Mon November 16th Guastavino’s (409 East 59th St). The Reception begins at 6:00 PM, followed by Dinner at 7:00 PM, with Concert and Award Ceremony at 8:00 PM. The evening’s entertainment will be directed by Kurt Stamm, with music direction by Andrew Read More


Sundance Institute to Present Anniversary Reading of Hollywood Arms

Sundance Institute in collaboration with Kaufman Music Center will present An Anniversary Concert Reading of HOLLYWOOD ARMS at Merkin Concert Hall on Mon Sept 21. Carol Burnett and Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, will introduce the special concert reading of the Broadway production of Burnett’s autobiographical play written with her daughter Carrie Hamilton. The reading is directed by Mark Brokaw and stars Michele Read More


New York Civil Liberties Union Announces Lineup for Benefit

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, has announced a star-studded lineup of award-winning performers for its annual benefit concert. “Broadway Stands Up for Freedom” on Mon July 20, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). The lineup includes Michael Cerveris (with Loose Cattle), Ruthie Ann Miles, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Brandon Uranowitz, and Steven Boyer, as well as Celia Keenan-Bolger, Montego Read More


Andrew Lippa elected President of Dramatists Guild Fund

The Dramatists Guild Fund, the charitable arm of The Dramatists Guild of America, announced today that Andrew Lippa has been elected President of the 53 year-old organization supporting writers for the theater. Lippa succeeds Gretchen Cryer who served as DGF’s President since 2005. Cryer will remain on the Board as President Emeritus and will be active, along with Lippa, Board members, and Staff to advance DGF’s mission with new initiatives. For more Read More


New York Stage and Film & Vassar announce the 31st Powerhouse Season

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 31st Powerhouse Season, have revealed the first round of casting for their summer collaboration, which runs June 26 - August 2 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. Jennifer Westfeldt will star alongside Carmen Cusack, Jason Danieley, Elizabeth A. Davis & David Harris in a workshop of the new musical RAIN by Sybille Pearson, with Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, based on the short story by Read More


Primary Stages to Celebrate Life and Career of Elizabeth Wilson

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Prod; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Dir; Elliot Fox, Managing Dir) will present, "A Celebration of Elizabeth Wilson," a memorial tribute to the actress and Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, on Mon June 29 at 2:00 PM at NYU Skriball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Pla). Cherry Jones, John Glover, Reed Birney, AR Gurney, Joyce Van Patten, Fritz Weaver, Casey Childs, Elizabeth Morton and other friends and colleagues will offer Read More


Gil Cates Named Executive Director of Geffen Playhouse

The Geffen Playhouse Board of Directors has announced that Vice Chair Gil Cates, Jr. will serve as the permanent Executive Director for the not-for-profit theater after leading in an interim capacity since February, 2015. Cates has long been familiar with the organization – having seen nearly every event produced or presented by the company since his father and the founder opened the theater doors in 1995. His previous experience as a leader on the board as well as his film Read More


Annie Baker Awarded First Residency at Accabonac House

Artistic Director Alex Kilgore has announced today that Annie Baker was awarded the first residency of Accabonac House, a year-round interdisciplinary artists retreat dedicated to the memory of Lisa de Kooning, who grew up in the house, located in the heart of Historic Spring/East Hampton. Her father, the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, traded a painting for the house in 1961, which served as his first studio in Springs as well as a home for his Read More


York Theatre announces reading series

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Andrew Levine, Executive Dir), and its Developmental Reading Series will present four new works during the month of June at The York at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Ave). First up will be Orville and Wilbur Did It! (Tues June 1 at 3:00 PM), a new play with music, is written by David Zellnik (Yank!) with songs by Mr. Zellnik and Eric Svejcar (Caligula).  Can an acting troupe touring with a children's Read More


45th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Awards set for Nov 16

After 44 years of too many January snow storms, the 45th Annual Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater  presentation will move to Monday Nov 16 at the Gershwin. The 2015 inductees are Tony Kushner, Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty, Julie Taymor, Robert Falls, Stacy Keach, Ken Billington, Merle Debuskey & Roger Rees.The celebration will be followed by late supper at The Palm. For more information, please visit theaterhalloffame.org. Contact: Terry Hodge Read More


Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Intensive on Showcase Producing


Drama League will Celebrate Centennial with Gala

The Drama League(Gabriel Shanks, Executive Dir; Roger T Danforth, Artistic Director), embarking on a landmark year of celebration commemorating its 100 years of service to the American theater, has announced that The Drama League Centennial Gala set for Mon Nov 2 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). Cocktails and silent auction will begin at 7:00 PM followed by dinner and performance at 8:00 PM.   Special Guests and performers will be announced at a later Read More


Williamstown Theatre Festival announces Cabaret & Reading Series

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Dir) has announced further programming and special events to join the 2015 summer season including: the Late-Night Cabaret, the Fridays@3 Reading Series, and this summer’s Developmental Workshop Series. Also announced are this year’s Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller Directing Fellows: Dustin Wills and Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Joining the previously announced Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions, the 61st summer Read More


Elizabeth Parrish will receive Laurette Taylor Award


Daryl Roth & Chita Rivera will be honored at Lilly Awards

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater have been announced by The Lilly Awards Foundation.  The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony on Mon June 1 beginning at 5:00 PM at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd St) and hosted by Lisa Kron.  The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Lilly Awards website at www.thelillyawards.org. The Lilly Awards will honor Chita Read More


Abe Kooger's KILL FLOOR wins Weissberger Award

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Dir) has announced that Abe Koogler's KILL FLOOR is the winner of the 2014 L Arnold Weissberger Award. The play, which will premiere at Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 this fall, will be introduced to audiences at a reading at Williamstown Theatre Festival on Friday, Aug 7 at 3:00pm on the Nikos Stage. Lila Neugebauer will direct both the reading and LCT3 production. Williamstown Theatre Festival administers the award which is Read More


"Mimi" Awards set for November 16

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has announced that the Eighth Annual “Mimi” Awards will be presented on Mon November 16 at Lincoln Center Theater.  The “Mimi” Awards are presented biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights. The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will celebrate two playwrights at this year’s award ceremony. The Steinberg Playwright Award is given to Read More


Phillipa Soo & Josh Grisetti win 2015 Derwent Awards


Broderick & Parker host Irish Repertory's YEATS: The Celebration

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Dir; Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Dir) will present YEATS: The Celebration, this season’s Gala Benefit production, on Mon June 8 at 7:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St.  This evening commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize winning poet William Butler Yeats -- often referred to as “Ireland’s national poet”. Thenight of poetry, music and song, hosted by Read More


Julie Andrews to present Tony Walton with Goodspeed Award

Goodspeed Musicals has announced that Director, Costume and Set Designer for theater, film and television Tony Walton will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. Over the years, Mr. Walton’s work has been represented on the Goodspeed Opera House stage in "Where’s Charley?" (2004) and "The Boy Friend" (2005), and at The Norma Terris Theatre in "Princesses" (2004) and "The Great American Mousical"(2012). Read More


Lea Delaria will host the 60th Annual OBIE Awards

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice have announced that actress Lea DeLaria will host the 60th Annual OBIE Awards, which will be held on Mon May 18 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th St). As was previously announced, the American Theatre Wing has entered into a partnership with the Village Voice to co-present The OBIE Awards, Off Broadway’s Highest Honor. The OBIE Awards judging panel was led by longtime OBIE Committee Chairman Michael Feingold and included Read More


Molly Barnett promoted to Vice President of Theater at O&M Co

Molly Barnett, the theater industry publicist, has been promoted to a new position at O&M Co., the New York-based public relations firm.  Effective immediately, she will be Vice President, Theater Division - a position created expressly for her.  In her new role, Molly will oversee strategic planning and account oversight across a broad array of O&M Co.’s theatrical clientele, which includes 2015 Tony Award Nominees Fun Home, The Visit, and Hand To God.  Read More


NYTW announces Spring Gala honoring Bob Crowley

New York Theatre Workshop (James C Nicola, Artistic Dir, Jeremy Blocker, Managing Dir) has announced today that  theatre designer Bob Crowley will be honored at the NYTW 2015 Spring Gala on Mon May 11. The event, which will be held at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St.) will be chaired by Disney Theatrical Production President Thomas Schumacher, Sherie Rene Scott, Jack O’Brien, and John Barrett. The evening will feature Read More


Women's Project Theater announces 30th Annual Awards Gala

Women’s Project Theater (WP Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, has  announced the 30th Annual WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GALA. The gala will honor actress Tyne Daly, President and Vice Chairman, Fairchild Fashion Media Stephanie George and Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble Carolyn Tastad.  Hosted by Bebe Neuwirth, with special appearances by Terrence McNally, Sierra Boggess, Jeb Brown, Margo Seibert and Read More


Public announces 2015 Gala

The Public Theater has announced that The Public Theater’s Annual Gala will take place on Tues June 9 at the Delacorte in Central Park. The evening will include a special performance of the Shakespeare in the Park production of THE TEMPEST, featuring a cast that includes Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and directed by Michael Greif, as well as an alfresco dinner in Central Park followed by a dessert reception. Pat Fili-Krushel and Audrey Wilf will serve as Gala Co-Chairs Read More


New York Drama Critic's Circle Awards to be announced 5/4

New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Mon May 4 at 6:00 PM.  The selections will be made at the organization’s 80th annual voting meeting, at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on Tues May 19. The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500. The prize is made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation.   Read More


2015 Tony Nominations Announced

2015 Tony Award Nominees Read More


Classic Stage Company 2015 Gala

Classic Stage Company (Brian Kulick, Artistic Dir; Jeff Griffin, Managing Dir) will present its 2015 annual gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS, Mon May 11 at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th St). John Doyle will helm an evening of memorable numbers from iconic American musicals. Musical theatre stars including Chita Rivera, Jason Danieley, Claybourne Elder, Raul Esparza, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie, Debra Monk, and Elena Shaddow will perform the works of legendary duo John Kander and Read More


Playwrights Horizon's Spring Gala

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Dir; Leslie Marcus, Managing Dir) will hold its annual Spring Gala on Mon May 4  at the event space 583 Park Avenue.  Titled CELEBRATING PETER JAY SHARP’S NEW YORK, the evening will honor the late philanthropist, hotelier and real estate developer Peter Jay Sharp and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation. The evening’s celebration will feature performances and testimonials from some of the many Playwrights Horizons alumni to have Read More


TACT/The Actors Company Theatre Spring Gala


Amy Rose Marsh to be Literary Director of Samuel French

Samuel French, the theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced the promotion of Amy Rose Marsh to Literary Director. Ms Marsh has served on the e literary team at Samuel French for six years. In her new role as Literary Director, she will be responsible for expanding relationships with professional licensors and will continue her role as curator of the Samuel French catalogue of plays and musicals, working to connect the nation's premier theatres with Samuel French's Read More


Ambassador Theatre Group to be come majority shareholder of BB Group

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has agreed terms to become the majority shareholder of BB Group, parent company to BB Promotion, a producer and promoters of premium live entertainment in Europe and beyond with a particular interest in touring musicals and dance productions throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For further information please contact David Bradbury, ATG Group PR & Communications Officer on 07884 067 455. Press contact: O&M Co (212/695-7400)...   Read More


Sam Willmott & Sam Carner win 2015 Kleban Prizes

The Kleban Foundation has announced that the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes will be presented on Mon June 22 in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. Since its inception, Kleban Prize winners have been selected by judging panels comprised of the theatre's most Read More


Roundabout to present Casino Night benefit.

On Mon May 11, Roundabout Theatre Company will host their first annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines (227 W 42nd St). All proceeds will benefit Roundabout Theatre Company’s Education programs and the Musical Theatre Fund. The casino event will include a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament featuring celebrity players and Roundabout alum such as Jennifer Tilly, Richard Kind, Santino Fontana, Gina Gershon, Bobby Read More


The Drama League announces 2015 Directing Fellows

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Dir; Roger T Danforth, Artistic Dir) has announced the stage directors who have been selected as the 2015 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project:  Paul Bedard, Estefanía Fadul, Aneesha Kudtarkar, Emily Lyon, Brad Raimondo, Austin Regan, Daniel Rogers, Annie Tippe, Sarah Wansley & Brandon Woolf.  In addition, an eleventh fellow has been selected for a brand-new fellowship program, which will be Read More


Flea Theater establishes Gurney Playwrights Fund

The Flea Theater has announced the establishment of The Gurney Playwrights Fund. Mr Gurney has had a long relationship with The Flea, where eight of his plays have had their World Premieres. The Fund, a $100,000 annual gift to The Flea, will support playwrights as well as their productions in equal measure throughout the season. The first recipient is Cory Finley. Mr Finley's World Premiere play, THE FEAST, played at The Flea this season. For more info, Read More


Edward Norton to be honored at T. Schreiber Studio Gala

The T. Schreiber Studio for Theatre & Film will celebrate its 46th Anniversary Gala on Sun Apr 26th.  The event will honor T Schreiber alumnus, Edward Norton. The evening will also pay tribute to alumni Jonny Orsini  & Julie Halston, who will serve as mistress of ceremonies.  Mary-Louise Parker and Roma Torre are this year’s Honorary Chairs. The evening will benefit T. Schreiber’s professional Read More


81st Drama League Awards

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Dir) will recognize three outstanding stage luminaries at this year’s 81st Annual Drama League Awards, set for Fri May 15th at the Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway).  The 2015 recipients are as follows: Joel Grey will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award; WNET: Neal Shapiro and David Horn will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award for their vital work in bringing New York theater Read More


Nathan Lane to receive O'Neill's Monte Cristo Award

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will honor Nathan Lane with the 15th Annual Monte Cristo Award on Mon Apr 13 at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St). The Monte Cristo Award is presented to a prominent theater artist each year in recognition of a distinguished career exemplifying Eugene O’Neill’s “pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment, and excellence.” Scheduled guests include Matthew Broderick, Brian Dennehy, Colman Domingo, Cady Read More


New Dramatists will honor Brian Stokes Mitchell

New Dramatists will honor actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event will be held Thurs May 14 at the Marquis (1535 B'way). The event chairs are Roger Berlind, Bob Boyett, and Philip J. Smith. Each year, New Dramatists salutes an individual who has made an outstanding artistic contribution to the theatre community. The luncheon will be held on Thurs Read More


Tony Walton to receive Goodspeed Award

Goodspeed Musicals has announced that Tony Walton will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. Tony Walton will be honored on June 6 as Broadway luminaries and arts sustainers gather for "Razzle Dazzle", Goodspeed’s gala event to support its diverse education programs. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and special entertainment at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, 55 Bridge Street, East Haddam, Conn. Mr Walton Read More


Elizabeth Doran leaves Pasadena Playhouse for San Diego Theatres

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced that Executive Director Elizabeth Doran will leave at the end of April for a position with San Diego Theatres, a non-profit public benefit corporation that manages the San Diego Civic Theatre and the Balboa Theatre. In addition to the announcement of Doran's departure, the playhouse has announced that senior staff members Joe Witt, General Manager/Production Manager, and Meredith Min, Director of Finance, will oversee The Pasadena Playhouse on an Read More


Actors Fund to host concert presentation of BOMBSHELL from Smash

It was announced today that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will present a concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series “Smash,” Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, co-directed by Joshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse.  The one-night only event benefitting The Actors Fund is set for Mon June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff (1515 Broadway).  "Bombshell" was the Read More


James Houghon to step down from Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre Board Chairman Edward Norton and Board President Kate Roche Hope have announced that Founding Artistic Director James Houghton will step down next year at the end of the 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season. Signature has formed a search committee to lead a national search for its next Artistic Director, who it will welcome by July 1, 2016. Under James Houghton’s leadership as Founding Artistic Director, Signature Theatre has  hosted a diverse roster of Read More


Easter Bonnet Competition set for Apr 20 & 21

The 29th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held at 4:30 PM on Mon April 20 and at 2 PM on Tues April 21 at the Minskoff (200 West 45th St). The Easter Bonnet Competition is a two-day Broadway spectacular that celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by dozens of Broadway, Off‐Broadway and national touring productions. This season’s fundraising begins Fri March 6 at select shows and continues Read More


Rosser, Sohne, Willmott & Vernon win Larson Awards

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants are writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000, Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000. This year’s recipients were selected by an expert panel consisting of Amanda Green, Steven Lutvak & Ted Chapin. The Read More


Vineyard's announces lineup for 2015 Gala

Vineyard Theatre has announced that Betty Buckley, Kathleen Chalfant, Holly Hunter, Tony Kushner, Matthew Morrison, Tonya Pinkins, Kate Mulgrew & Aaron Tveit will join host John Waters for their 2015 Gala honoring Margo Lion. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Mon March 30th beginning at 6:30 PM, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th St). The Gala performance will be directed by Michael Mayer. Kathleen Chalfant and producer Amanda Lipitz are the Gala Co-Chairs. For Read More


ATPAM sets up grant in honor of Gatchell & Neufeld

ATPAM has announced that it is soliciting donations to support the Gatchell and Neufeld Manager Grant. The grant will be given to one young manager each year and to give a grant of $1,000 with no strings attached.  Applicants would be sourced from the ATPAM apprentice roster and recommendations from Broadway general management offices and theatre owners. The grant will be given in honor of legendary general managers Peter Neufeld & Tyler Gatchell who ran Gatchell and Read More


Lena Hall leads CEDAR STREET industry reading

Lena Hall will lead the cast at invitation-only industry readings of CEDAR STREET, a new play by R. M. Cohen. Directed by Markus Potter, the readings will take place on Thursday and Friday, Mar 5 and 6.  David Vernon Lustig/No Filter Productions is developing the project. In addition to Hall, the cast will include James Badge Dale, Jamie LaVerdiere & LeRoy McClain. "Cedar Street" is a new American drama about wrestling with reality in a post 9/11 world.  It’s 2003, Read More


York to Celebrate 100 Musicals in Mufti with benefit

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Dir) will present a one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening will honor the Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production, on Mon March 30 beginning at 7:30 PM in The Sanctuary at Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lex Ave). All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. The evening will be hosted Read More


Key Brand Entertainment acquires The Broadway Channel

Key Brand Entertainment has acquired The Broadway Channel. KBE owner John Gore said of the acquisition, “We are looking forward to the expansion and opportunities this acquisition creates. We will be able to combine the content libraries of Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel and then employ the plethora of new technologies and digital platforms on the media landscape to make that Broadway content even more accessible nationwide.” Terms of the acquisition will not be Read More


Tena Štivičić wins 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to Tena Štivičić for her play 3 Winters.  On Mar 2, Playwrights Horizons hosted a celebration of the Winner and Finalists of the prize, marking the 37th Anniversary of the international prize, which is based in Houston, New York and London.   The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.  Rebecca Hall, presented Tena Štivičić with an award of Read More


B'way-aimed PIECE OF MY HEART holds industry readings

Merged Work Productions and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) have announced that "Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story", the musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns that played Off-Broadway last summer, is headed for Broadway. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, the musical will hold two industry readings on Thurs Feb 26, and Fri Feb 27, featuring members of Read More


Arianda, Burstyn & Cattrall will headline reading of OUR CLASS

The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center and the Polish Cultural Institute New York will present a one-night-only staged reading of OUR CLASS by Tadeusz Słobodzianek. The cast includes Nina Arianda, Ellen Burstyn, Kim Cattrall, Alvin Epstein, Brian Murray, John Pankow, Hunter Parrish & Austin Pendleton. The staged reading is directed by Cosmin Chivu with original music by Jesse Selengut. Making its New York City debut during Holocaust Remembrance Week, "Our Read More


The Stuttering Association for the Young will honor O'Hara & Naughton Family

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (formerly Our Time), will host its 13th ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA, on Mon Apr 27 at the Skirball Center  (566 LaGuardia Place) to celebrate the courage and achievements of more than 70 million people who stutter – including 5% of all children.  The event will recognize individuals who inspire young people who stutter, including Gala Honorees Kelli O’Hara and The Naughton Family, James, Greg, Keira, and the late Read More


Guthrie Theater announces New Artistic Director

The Guthrie Theater announced today that Joseph Haj will become its eighth artistic director in July 2015, succeeding Joe Dowling. The announcement by Board Chair Lee Skold and Search Committee Chair Patricia Simmons ends an extensive year-long search. Haj comes to the Guthrie from PlayMakers Repertory Company, the LORT theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, please visit www.guthrietheater.org. Press contact: Read More


Fred and Adele Astaire Awards

The 2015 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will be held on Mon June 1 at the NYU Skirball. The evening will honor Joel Grey with the The Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and Harvey Weinstein with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre & Film. For tickets & more info, please visit www.theastaireawards.com. Press contact: Jessica Zippin (315/292-4214)... Read More


Atlantic Theater Company to present 30th Anniversary Gala

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Dir) will present its 30th Anniversary Gala on Mon Mar 2 at The Pierre (2 East 61 St) hosted by Atlantic Founding Ensemble Member Felicity Huffman. Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, the annual gala will celebrate thirty Atlantic seasons with an evening of music and performances from the Atlantic Ensemble and celebrity artists and honor Charles R Bendit and Read More


Creative Alternatives of New York to present Theater & Therapy Gala

Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) will bring together Broadway’s finest to help raise funds for  its programs that use  drama therapy to empower children and adults who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. This year’s 2015 Annual "Theater & Therapy” Gala will be held on Mon Mar 30 in The Manhattan Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt (109 E 42nd St) and be co-hosted by Ann Hampton Callaway and Cady Huffman.  The 2015 Read More


Roundabout Spring Gala will honor Helen Mirren

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Dir) will presents its annual 2015 Spring Gala “There is Nothing Like a Dame” on Mon Mar 2 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Ave).  The evening will be a celebration of Helen Mirren, who will be presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.  The gala will begin at 7:00 PM with dinner and a live auction, followed by an all-star tribute to Mirren, directed by Read More


Lilly Awards Foundation to Present Reading Series

The Lilly Awards Foundation will present the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys’ List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik & Laura Schellhardt, with directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman & Liesl Tommy on three Mondays, March 9, 16 and 23 at 7:00 PM at The Duke on 42nd St (229 W 42nd St).   Admission is free but reservations are recommended  at www.thelillyawards.org. First up will be Read More


Broadway Gives Back presents Broadway Charity Songs

Broadway Gives Back will present the Third Annual “Broadway Charity Songs!” that pairs a group of award-winning songwriters with a group of outstanding charities and tasks each songwriter with composing an original song inspired by the mission of the charity. The concert will feature songs by Sting & Brian Yorkey, Henry Krieger, Andrew Lippa, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Adam Gwon, David Friedman, Lewis Flinn, Andy Monroe, Timothy Huang, Nadav Read More


2014 Theater Hall of Fame ceremony rescheduled for 5/4

The 2014 Theater Hall of Fame induction and gala dinner has been re-scheduled for Monday May 4 at the Gershwin (222 W 51st St). Originally planned for production on January 26, the event was cancelled due to the "Blizzard of 2015". All tickets will be honored. The 2014 Inductees for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater are Director/ChoreographerSusan Stroman, actors Blythe Danner, F. Murray Abraham, Alvin Epstein, playwrightAlfred Uhry, former theater critic Frank Read More


TEDxBroadway sets full lineup

TEDxBroadway, the annual conference that brings together innovative minds and industry experts to help shape the future of Broadway has announced the final lineup of speakers for Mon Feb 23, 2015 at New World Stages (340 West 50th St) beginning at 11:00 AM.  The list of speakers includes Adam Sobel, Daniel J Watts, @BroadwayGirlNYC, Ayad Akhtar, Kevin Lyman, Benjamin Scheuer,  Leslie Koch, Kacie Hultgren, Ben Wellington, Benj Read More


Drama Desk Awards set for May 31st at Town Hall

The 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards (Charles Wright, President) will be presented on Sunday May 31 at 8:00 PM at Town Hall (123 W 43rd St). TheaterMania will present the awards ceremony for the fourth consecutive year. Gretchen Shugart is managing executive producer of the Drama Desk Awards and Robert R. Blume and David S. Stone, in association with Renee McCurry, are executive producers. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show, Read More


American Playwriting Foundation establishes Relentless Award

The American Playwriting Foundation (David Bar Katz, Executive Dir), established to make annual grants to new American plays, announced today The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. Established in honor of David Bar Katzand his pursuit of truth in the theater, The Relentless Award will honor an unproduced play with $45,000, laying the groundwork for the future of American Theater. The American Read More


Rock Musical HOME STREET HOME to get run in San Francisco

HOME STREET HOME, a new rock musical, will play an 11-performance run between Feb 20 - March 7 at Z Space in San Francisco. The musical features Music by Fat Mike, Lyrics by Fat Mike, Jeff Marx & Goddess Soma, and Book by Goddess Soma & Fat Mike. Richard Israel will direct. "Home Street Home" is an original rock musical about survival and love among runaway teenagers living on the street.  Based on true stories of the authors' experiences of homelessness and punk Read More


Amas Musical Theatre's 2015 Gala


MCC's Miscast announces lineup

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) has announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, including: Uzo Aduba,  Laura Benanti, Linda Lavin, Jessie Mueller, Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan, Ramin Karimloo, Ana Gasteyer & Cheyenne Jackson. This year’s gala will honor stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and producer Read More


2015 Tony Awards set for June 7

The Tony Awards have announced the calendar for the upcoming 2014-2015 Tony Awards season. The American Theatre Wing’s 69th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will air on CBS on Sun June 7 from 8:00 – 11:00 PM. The cutoff for Tony Eligibility will be Thurs Apr 23. Nominations will be announced on Tues Apr 28. For more information, please visit www.TonyAwards.com. Press contact: Read More


The Drama League sets 2015 Winter Season

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Dir; Roger T. Danforth, Artistic Dir) has announced the Winter 2015 Season of events at the Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca.  Highlights include the Up Close Series of intimate discussions with leading theater professionals, including  F. Murray Abraham (It’s Only a Play) Danny Burstein (Cabaret) and Andy Karl (Rocky), in addition to the monthly new play development series, Rough Read More


Gloria Estefan Will Perform Benefit for Viva Broadway

The Broadway League has announced the date for Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine: A Benefit Concert for Viva Broadway. The concert will take place on Mon Sept 14th at 8:00 PM at the Minskoff  (200 W 45th St). Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine will perform a special concert comprising their greatest hits including: “Get On Your Feet,” “Conga,” “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Mi Tierra,” and more. The Broadway Read More


BD Wong named La Jolla Artist-in-Residence

La Jolla Playhouse has announced that  actor BD Wong has been named the theatre’s latest Artist-in-Residence beginning January, 2015.  This multi-month residency program is designed to give artists the freedom to focus on their ongoing body of work, while becoming fully immersed in all aspects of the institution, from the stage to the boardroom to the classroom. In addition to developing his own writing and directing projects, Wong will act as a representative of the Read More


Broadway Backwards 10th Anniversary

Broadway Backwards will return for a special 10th anniversary edition on Mon Mar 9. This year’s show will include some of the biggest showstopping acts from previous editions of Broadway Backwards and will features the return of many of the show’s most popular performers. The lineup will include Lily Tomlin, Lily Tomlin, Julie Halston, Elizabeth Stanley, Jim Brochu, Tituss Burgess, Charles Busch, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou, Jenn Colella, Robin De Read More


Drama Desk to host "Art Imitates Art" Panel

A diverse group of panelists will assemble Mon Jan 12, at 6:00 PM to participate in the Drama Desk’s first panel discussion of 2015, entitled “Art Imitates Art: The Enduring Appeal of Theater About Theater.” The discussion will be moderated by journalist Adrienne Onofri, a member of the Drama Desk. The panel will be held at ASCAP headquarters (One Lincoln Plaza, 1900 B'way).  From Hamlet's Players to this season's It's Only a Play, actors and the theater have Read More


Fifth Annual Clive Barnes Awards set for 1/26

The Fifth Annual Clive Barnes Awards will take place on Mon Jan 26 at 3:00 PM at the Walter Reade at Lincoln Center. This year's nominees for dance are Harrison Ball of New York City Ballet, Christopher Bloom of Ballet Hispanico, Russell Janzen of New York City Ballet, and Bevon Teuscher of American Ballet Theatre.  This year's nominees for theatre are Jay Armstrong Johnson for his performance in On the Town, Will Pullen for his Read More


New 42nd St will honor Lithgow and Rudin Family at Gala

The New 42nd Street has announced that its annual Gala, to be held Mon January 12 at The New Victory Theater, will honor John Lithgow with the New Victory Arts Award for his work in “bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids.” The New 42nd Street will also honor The Rudin Family with the inaugural Marian Heiskell Award for their role in shaping the future of New York City.  Glenn Close will serve as Gala honorary chair.  The festivities will begin at 7:00 PM Read More


WTF 2015 Gala set for 2/9/15

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced that the annual WTF Gala will be held at City Winery (155 Varick Street) on Mon Feb 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM.  The evening will feature appearances and performances by Martin Short, Katie Finneran, the PigPen Theatre Co.,  Benjamin Scheuer and Rebecca Naomi Jones, with more performers and participants to be announced. Additional information about the 2015 Benefit Gala will be announced at a Read More


Playthings to present HELLO AGAIN benefit performance.

LGBT Repertory Theatre Company Playthings has announced its third annual gala, a one-night-only concert presentation of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical HELLO AGAIN, which will be performed on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM at The York Theatre (619 Lexington Ave, at 54th St).  "Hello Again" is directed by Playthings Artistic Director Jason Brubaker, has musical direction by Mark Hartman and choreography by Michael O'Steen.  The cast features Kerry Conte, Randy Read More


25th Broadway Bares set for 6/21/15

Broadway Bares creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell will return to the director's chair to helm the 25th celebratory edition of the famed burlesque show, which is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The show will take place on Sun June 21, 2015 at the Hammerstein Ballroom located in Manhattan Center (311 West 34th St). Tickets are on sale now at broadwaybares.com. This always sold-out annual event combines the naughtiness of burlesque and the Read More


American Theatre Wing honors James Earl Jones

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Mon September 28, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Ave at Central Park S), will honor legendary actor James Earl Jones. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as Gala Chairs. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the theatre education and artist development programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, the National Theatre Company Grants Read More


O'Neill Theater Center to host 15th Annual Monte Cristo Awards

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will host their 15th Annual Monte Cristo Awards on Mon April 13, 2015.  Each year The Monte Cristo Award is presented to a prominent theater artist in recognition of a distinguished career exemplifying Eugene O’Neill’s “pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment, and excellence.” The event will take place at The Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St.) with cocktails beginning at 6:30 PM followed by dinner and Read More


AMAS will present "Gotta Getta Girl" benefit performance


AUGUST RUSH musical will have developmental presentation

Producers Southpaw Entertainment (Richard Lewis, CEO) and CJ E&M (Byeong-seok Kim, Senior Vice President) have announced that AUGUST RUSH, a new musical based on the 2007 motion picture, which starred Robin Williams and Freddie Highmore, will have a developmental lab presentation in December 2014. The Broadway-bound musical, based on the film with story by Paul Castro and Nick Castle, will feature a Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger and Music and Lyrics by Mark Mancina who composed Read More


Culture Project will host benefit reading of 26 PEBBLES

Producers R. Erin Craig, La Vie Productions, James E. Cleveland, Randy Donaldson & Wolfstone Productions will present a benefit staged reading of the Newtown docudrama 26 PEBBLES, a new play by Eric Ulloa to be directed by Igor Goldin.  The event will be hosted by the Culture Project at The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker St) on Mon Dec 15th at 7:00 PM in commemoration of the second anniversary of the tragedy.  Proceeds from the event will benefit a Read More


Michael Gennaro named new Executive Dir of Goodspeed

After an extensive national search, Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees have announced that they have selected Michael Gennaro as the new Executive Director of the two-time Tony Award-winning theater.  Mr. Gennaro succeeds Michael Price, who will retire at the end of this year after concluding his 46th season at Goodspeed. Mr Gennaro previously held leadership positions at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and Trinity Repertory Theatre in Read More


Ahrens & Flaherty to receive Oscar Hammerstein Award at York Gala

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) will honor collaborators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the  23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Mon Nov 24 at Park Avenue’s Racquet & Tennis Club (370 Park Avenue). Reception begins at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM with award ceremony and entertainment beginning at Read More


Primary Stages begins Off Broadway Oral History Project

Primary Stages (Founder & Executive Producer, Casey Childs; Artistic Dir, Andrew Leynse;  Managing Director, Elliot Fox) has launched the Primary Stages Off-Broadway Oral History Project, a new endeavor to capture the oral history of the New York Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatre movement through the first-hand accounts of the pioneers who created it. The Primary Stages Off-Broadway Oral History Project serves to fill a gap in theater scholarship about Read More


Charles Wright named new President of Drama Desk

Charles Wright, long-time Drama Desk member, has been elected the new President of the Drama Desk by its membership voting electronically in approval of the projected Officers and Board of Director slate for 2014-2015. He assumed the Presidency at the annual membership meeting. Mr. Wright was introduced as the incoming President by outgoing President Isa Goldberg, who was elected to remain on the Board as a Member-at-Large. Press contact: Les Schechter/LS Read More


Actor's Temple Gala will include performance of "Song of Solomon"


Palminteri will perform A BRONX TALE at Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with Chazz Palminteri, who brings his one-man play, A BRONX TALE, to Brooklyn on Sun Nov 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM. In "A Bronx Tale", Palminteri brings a cast of 18 colorful characters to life as he tells the semi-autobiographical story of a young boy from a working class family who witnesses a murder and is introduced to the world of organized crime. This classic coming-of-age Read More


2014 TRU Love Benefit: When You Care set for 11/9

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 23rd year as a not-for-profit service organization with a celebration of three extraordinary people at the annual TRU Love Benefit, When You Care. The 2014 TRU Spirit of Theater Award, presented to a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business, will be awarded to producer Michael Alden; the TRU Entrepreneur Award, given for consistency, Read More


Clare Barron awarded Paula Vogel Playwriting Award

Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel & Sarah Stern, Artistic Dir, Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Exec Producer ) has announced that Clare Barron has been awarded the 2014 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, presented annually to an emerging playwright of exceptional promise. Ms. Barron is the seventh recipient of the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel.  The residency-based award comes with a cash prize and artistic development Read More


Mauzey & Zirilli to headline industry reading of I GOT FIRED

UV Productions (Liz Ulmer & Charlie Simms) will present an invite-only industry reading of I GOT FIRED: A Sort-of-True Revenge Musical by Keith Varney at 4:00 PM on Fri Nov 14 at Smash Studios (307 W 36th St, 18th Fl).  The show will star Alli Mauzey, Jared Zirilli, Adinah Alexander, Kevin Michael Murphy, Jennifer Sanchez, Aaron Kaburick, Pearl Sun & Keith Varney. “I Got Fired” is a new semi-autobiographical musical about Keith, an aspiring writer working in a Read More


Labyrinth presents 16th Annual Barn Series

Labyrinth Theater Company (Mimi O’Donnell, Artistic Dir; Danny Feldman, Managing Dir) has announced that this season, there will be not one, but two chances for audiences to discover exciting new work at their earliest stages in the annual Barn Series readings. There will be a Fall Barn Series in November and Spring Barn Series in 2015 held at the Bank Street (155 Bank Street). Free, and open to the public, the Barn Series provides Labyrinth playwrights a supportive Read More


Shubert Organization teams up with Zadan & Meron

The Shubert Organization has signed a three-year development/production deal with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it was announced by Shubert Chairman, Philip J Smith, and Shubert President, Robert E Wankel. Under the agreement, Shubert will partner with Zadan and Meron in the development/production of original plays and musicals, as well as revivals. Press contact: Bill Evans/The Shubert Organization (212/944-3780)...     Read More


MTC announces Sloan Foundation comissions

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson Read More


Vineyard's 2015 Gala will honor Margo Lion

The Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel & Sarah Stern,Artistic Dirs;  Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Executive Prod) has announced that their 2015 Gala will honor producer Margo Lion.  The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Mon Mar 30th, 2015, beginning at 6:30 PM, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th St).  John Waters will host the Gala which will be directed by Michael Mayer. Performers will be announced at a later date. The Vineyard’s Gala event Read More


MTC presents its Fall Benefit

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its Fall Benefit, honoring longtime MTC collaborator, Daniel Sullivan. The evening will feature appearances by Danny Burstein, Raúl Esparza, Boyd Gaines, Heather MacRae, Frances McDormand, Cynthia Nixon, Jack O’Brien, Mary-Louise Parker & David Hyde Pierce.The Fall Benefit will take place Mon November 10 at The Appel Room at Read More


Primary Stages to honor Donald Margulies & Julie Schlossberg


Daryl & Jordan Roth to be honored as Living Landmarks

On Thurs Nov 6, the New York Landmarks Conservancy will present the 21st Living Landmarks Celebration at the Plaza Hotel (768 Fifth Ave). This year’s honorees are restaurant critic Gael Greene, businessman and philanthropist Leonard Lauder, Broadway impresarios Daryl and Jordan Roth, Phoenix House founder Dr. Mitch Rosenthal, and media and real estate mogul Mort Zuckerman. The evening will be hosted Liz Smith, and music provided by Peter Duchin and his Orchestra. For tickets, Read More


Jim Parsons will headline Roundabout's MERTON OF THE MOVIES reading

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Dir) will welcome back Jim Parsons & Jane Krakowski in a hilarious one-night-only reading of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly's MERTON OF THE MOVIES. This rollicking evening will be helmed by Scott Ellis. The reading will take place on Mon Dec 1 at 7:00 PM at Studio 54 (254 West 54th St).  It’s the golden era of silent motion pictures, and no one loves them more than Merton Gill, a naïve store Read More


New York Stage and Film to honor Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez

New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Dir; Thomas Pearson, Executive Dir; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Dirs) has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sun Nov 16 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Ave), will honor Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez. All proceeds from the evening will benefit New York Stage and Film’s support of artists from around the country in the development and production Read More


THE NEXT BIG THING to have industry perfs

Laurie Oestreicher and LLL Magic have announced two developmental lab performances of the new musical, THE NEXT BIG THING, with Book and Lyrics by J. Laurence Lowenstein, Music by Gerald H. Bailey, and directed by Jim Ortlieb.  The musical will feature Christiane Noll, Eric William Morris, Stephanie Rothenberg, David Perlman, Steve Rosen, Timothy Warmen & Mark Zimmerman.  In The Next Big Thing, Scott, an aspiring actor, faces hardships and setbacks on the road Read More


Baayork Lee to receive Paul Robeson Citation Award


James Earl Jones to be honored by The Drama League

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Dir; Roger T Danforth, Artistic Dir) have announced that they will honor the legendary James Earl Jones at the 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held on Mon Feb 2, 2015 at the Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st St).  The black-tie gala, which features dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only musical tribute inspired by Mr. Jones' career in theater, film and television, supports The Drama Read More


MCC Miscast Gala to honor Sarah Paulson & Fran Weissler

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) is pleased to announce that this year’s Miscast gala will honor two bold and fearless women:  stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and producer Fran Weissler. Miscast 2015 will be held Mon Mar 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street).  MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala features Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they Read More


2014 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees Announced


Playwrights Horizons announces Liz Fallon Culp as Dir of Development

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Dir; Leslie Marcus, Managing Dir) has announced the appointment of Liz Fallon Culp as the institution’s new Director of Development.  Ms. Culp joins the company direct from New York Public Radio (WNYC/WQXR), where she served as the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Legacy Giving.  She began with the theater company this month, leading its seven-person Development department. Press contact: Michael Borowski/Publicity Office Read More


Transport Group to honor Barbara Whitman at Gala

Transport Group has announced that its annual gala Gimme a Break!, will honor producer Barbara Whitman on Mon Dec 8 6:00 PM at the Asia Society and Museum (725 Park Ave).  The evening will feature Broadway stars sharing their “big break” moments in story and song, as well as an award presentation to Barbara Whitman, who will receive the “Transporting American Theatre” award for her outstanding contribution to the American theatre. Read More


Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatist Guild Gala

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Dir Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer today announced the star-studded line up for their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, set for Mon Oct 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St). The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 PM, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30 PM. The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America.  Read More


York Announces Fall Special Events

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Andrew Levine, Executive Dir) will launch its 45th anniversary season with a series of Special Events. Upcoming events include On the Air: Songs for Marian McPartland (Sept 26 - 28) a musical tribute honoring the legendary radio host, starring vocalist and radio personality Stacy Sullivan, with Jon Weber, on piano.  Next up will be A Maestro’s Memoirs: An Evening with Broadway’s Donald Read More


CSA announces nominees for 30th Annual Artios Awards

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has unveiled its nominees for the 30th Annual Artios Awards across the categories of television, theater, new media and short film. The feature film category will open submissions in November, with nominees announced just in time for Awards Season. This year, the awards ceremony has expanded to include a web series category to honor outstanding casting in this evolving field. Additionally, CSA will honor Rob Marshall, and casting director Ellen Read More


Steven Adly Guirgis wins 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will honor Stephen Adly Guirgis at their biennial Steinberg Playwright Awards with the The 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at a ceremony which will be held on Mon Nov 17 from 6:30 PM-10:30 PM will be held at the Lincoln Center Theater in the Mitzi E. Newhouse and the Vivian Beaumount Lobby and will feature a night of presentations, performances and a reception. The Steinberg Playwright Awards are uniquely positioned to Read More


American Theatre Wing names 2014 National Theatre Company Grants

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chairman, Board of Trustees; Heather Hitchens, President) has announced the recipients of its 2014 National Theatre Company Grants.  This year’s recipients are: Amphibian Stage Productions (Fort Worth, Texas), Ars Nova (New York, New York), Forum Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), Keen Company (New York, New York), PlayGround (San Francisco, California) , Red Bull Theater (New York, NY), Rogue Machine Theatre (Los Angeles, Read More


26th Annual NAMT Festival Set

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced the all-star lineup of directors and musical directors participating in the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thurs Oct 23 and Friday Oct 24 at New World Stages (340 West 50th St). BEAUTIFUL POISON will be directed by David Armstrong with Ian Eisendrath serving as musical director with Music by Brendan Milburn, Lyrics by Valerie Vigoda, and a Book by Read More


Joe Calarco Named Resident Director of Signature (VA)

Virginia’s Signature Theatre (Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Dir) has appointed Joe Calarco to the new position of Resident Director/Director of New Works. In this position, Calarco will continue to strengthen Signature’s commitment to new work by shepherding the development of new musicals and plays and actively seeking the work of original and diverse voices. Calarco will also direct 1-2 shows per season and will continue his work with Signature in The Schools, Read More


Encores! presents Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart Gala

Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, New York City Center’s annual Gala on Oct 27, will feature the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart, sung by some of Broadway’s talent, including Kate Baldwin, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale & Paulo Szot, and with dance performances by Irina Dvorovenko, Chase Finlay, Jared Grimes & Lauren Lovette. Directed Warren Carlyle, the star-studded show Read More


Tony Awards set for June 7, 2015

The American Theatre Wing’s 69th Annual Tony Awards will air on the CBS Television Network on Sun June 7, 2015 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT), live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.  The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thursday, April Read More


Jane Lynch to host Uprising of Love concert

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz & Bruce Cohen have announced that Jane Lynch will host Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Mon Sept 15 at the Gershwin (222 West 51st St). Also joining the lineup for the evening is the cast of WICKED, the cast ONCE, and the cast of I AM HARVEY MILK. They join the previously announced roster of appearances and performances by 1 Sting, Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Chely Wright, Greg Read More


Shirley Jones & Patrick Cassidy will headline THE MUSIC MAN in concert tour

Meredith Willson’s, THE MUSIC MAN, returns to the stage in an all-new concert staging starring the Marian of the classic film, Shirley Jones, who will not only essay the role of Mrs. Paroo, but will serve as host and narrator.  She will be joined on stage by her son, Patrick Cassidy as Prof. Harold Hill.  Performances will begin,  in Willson’s home town (and model for River City) Mason City, Iowa on Sept 18; subsequent tour stops include Prior Lake, MN; Paducah, Read More


Janine Nabers wins Yale Drama Series Prize

The Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Janine Nabers for her play "Serial Black Face" at the 8th annual Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony set for Thurs Sept 11 beginning at 7:00 PM at Lincoln Center Theater (Claire Tow, 150 W 65th St).  The award recipient was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman, who served as the judge for the 2013 and 2014 competitions. The Yale Drama Series Prize is given out annually for a play by an emerging playwright, selected Read More


2014 Horton Foote Prize Winners Announced

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) has announced that the 2014 recipients of the Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the legendary writer, to award excellence in American Theater.  Presented biennially, the 2014 Prize for the 2012-13/2013-14 seasons’ Outstanding New American Play is awarded to The Body of an American by Dan O’Brien. The 2014 Prize for Promising New American Play is awarded to Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) by Read More


Eugene O'Neill Center hosting talk at 92nd St Y

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is hosting a talk on 50 Years of Creating American Theater on Mon Sept 8. The O’Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg & Paulette Haupt will be joined by alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer for a look at the O’Neill’s influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. The event will take place at the 92nd Street Y on September 8, 2014. For more information or to order tickets, Read More


Henry Hewes Design Awards Announced

Five theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2014 Awards in a luncheon ceremony scheduled for Mon October 6. Bob Crowley (The Glass Menagerie), Linda Cho (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Justin Townsend (Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play) and G. Lucas Crane and Keith Skretch (This Was the End) will be honored with 2014 Henry Hewes Design Awards. For the 2014 honors, 91 theater artists were nominated for Read More


MCC Theater announces 2014 PlayLabs season

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Exec Dir) has announced the 2014 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Stephen Belber, John Pollono, and Will Snider. Readings will be held on September 15th, September 29th, and October 6th, respectively, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher St).  All readings are at 7:00 PM.  Full casting will be announced at a later date. For Read More


2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award ceremony set for Nov 17

The 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award ceremony which will be held on Mon Nov 17, 2014 from 6:30 PM-10:30 PM at the Lincoln Center Theater in the Mitzi E Newhouse and the Vivian Beaumount Lobby will feature a night of presentations, performances and a reception. The Steinberg Playwright Awards are uniquely positioned to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights, and to recognize the promise they hold for the future of American Read More


Playwrights Horizon's announces Kyle Sircus as Dir of Marketing

After a national search, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Dir; Leslie Marcus, Managing Dir) has announced the appointment of Kyle Sircus as the institution’s new Director of Marketing.  Beginning Mon Sept 22, Mr Sircus will join the theater company direct from Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where he currently serves as Marketing Manager.  Mr. Sircus will lead the theater company’s seven-person Marketing Department. Mr Sircus replaces Eric Winick who leaves to Read More


Ruthless! will return for BC/EFA benefit.


Sting & Patti LuPone headline UPRISING OF LOVE benefit

On Mon Sept 15 as the world converges upon New York City for the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative, Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz & Bruce Cohen will present Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality at the Gershwin (222 West 51st St). Featuring performances by Sting and Patti LuPone, and in strategic partnership with the United Nations Foundation, this event strives to support the efforts of Read More


Barrington will stage new workshop of Finn's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES


Harvery Fierstein will host Broadway Salutes

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have announced that playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein will host the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tues Sept 23. This public celebration honors the countless professionals who have made Broadway great. In this industry-wide celebration, theatre professionals will receive special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50+ years on Broadway. Directed by Marc Bruni the event will take place at Anita‘s Read More


St Ann's Warehouse announces 2014/2015 Season

St. Ann’s Warehouse, will soon open its first permanent home, a 25,000-sf cultural center at the site of the Tobacco Warehouse, on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park. While construction continues and St. Ann’s works to raise the final $2 million of its $30 million capital campaign, the organization will present a final season in its temporary home at 29 Jay Street in Dumbo. It kicks off this October with the America Premiere of TR Warszawa's production of Sarah Read More


BAC will present American Premiere of ILLUSIONS

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will present the American Premiere Ivan Viripaev’s ILLUSIONS. Cazimir Liske translated the text to English and has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love. Set in a place vaguely resembling America, Illusions is beguilingly simple. Four actors narrate the intertwining stories of two married couples looking back on their lives. The production features Anthony Gaskins,Stephanie Read More


David Mixner will premiere OH HELL NO! at New World Stages

Legendary civil rights activist and author David Mixner will premiere OH HELL NO!, an evening autobiographical storytelling, in a special one-night-only event on Mon Oct 27 at 7:00 PM.    Taking place at New World Stages (340 West 50th St), the show will benefit Point Foundation.  Amy and Jeff Towers will present the evening, which will be produced by Tim Ranney. It may be his hard-won reputation as a political firebrand that has secured David Mixner his Read More


Lisa McNulty to become Producing Artistic Dir of Women's Project

Women’s Project Theater has announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre’s new Producing Artistic Director.  Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014.  Interim Executive Producer Jessica R Jenen, who took over for Julie Crosby, the theatre’s previous Producing Artistic Director, will continue in her current role through Read More


John Strand given playwright residency as Arena Stage

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith has announced that D.C.-area based playwright John Strand will join Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for a yearlong playwright residency as part of the American Voices New Play Institute, effective this month through June 2015. Through the residency Strand will receive a salary; health benefits; a budget to be used at his discretion to cover collaborator fees, workshop costs and research expenses to support his new play Read More


Rudetsky to host "Not Since High School" benefit

Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct a benefit concert at 42West (512 West 42nd St) on Sun Aug 24 called Not Since High School. The concert, which will begin at 7:30 PM, will showcase Broadway performers singing the classic roles they played as teens while wearing braces and/or breaking out. Roles performed will include Sarah Brown from Guys and Dolls, Seymor from Little Shop, Rizzo from Grease -- as well as ones that are hilariously inappropriate for teens, like Read More


Irish Rep announces THE PARTING GLASS

The Irish Repertory Theatre has announced THE PARTING GLASS, a series of special one-night only events celebrating Irish arts and culture.  The Parting Glass, which marks the end of the Irish Rep’s 2013-2014 Season, will feature traditional Irish music, dance, poetry and storytelling.  The series will take place on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd St).  Tickets are available by calling 212/727-2737 or online at Read More


Bryce Pinkham will host Broadway Sings its Heart Out

Bryce Pinkham will host Broadway Sings Its Heart Out, a one-night-only, star-studded concert benefitting Zara Aina – the organization founded by Mr. Pinkham and Lucas Rooney that offers children in Madagascar the tools to succeed as students and story tellers by delivering school supplies to their villages and producing their original works of theatre. The Event will take place on Mon July 28 at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St), and will feature performances by Adriane Lenox, Read More


Kelli O'Hara will perform benefit concert at WTF

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that Kelli O’Hara returns to Williamstown to perform a special one-night-only benefit concert, An Enchanted Evening with Kelli O’Hara, on the Main Stage, Mon Aug 11 at 7:30 PM. Ms O'Hara will be joined by surprise guests, who will provide a sampling of songs from classic to contemporary musical theatre. The evening will trace O’Hara’s journey to becoming one of Broadway's most sought-after leading ladies and Read More


28th Broadway Flea Market set for Sept 21

The 28th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea) arrives Sunday Sept 21, 2014 in Shubert Alley and along West 44th St. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The free-to-the-public, once-a-year outdoor market will establish roots in the beautifully transformed pedestrian plaza along Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets while also lining West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and filling the Flea Read More


Ellen Burstyn will lead The Actors Studio's THE CHERRY ORCHARD

The Actors Studio has announced that Ellen Burstyn will lead the cast in a new staging of Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD (translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie) at The Actors Studio (432 West 44th St) on July 10-21, 2014, Thursdays-Mondays only.  John Gould Rubin directs.  "The Cherry Orchard" will be presented for 10 performances only.  Performances are free to the public and require reservations made through Read More


Edward Norton elected Board Chairman of Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Dir; Erika Mallin, Exec Dir) has announced that Edward Norton has been elected as the Board of Trustees’ new Chairman and Kate Roche Hope has been elected as the new President. Mr. Norton and Mrs. Hope will serve 3 year terms effective immediately. Actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson & Richard Willett, the Vice President and General Manager of East Hampton’s Wines by Morrell, will also be joining the Read More


A Red Orchid Theatre & Bisno Productions form A Red Orchid NYC

A Red Orchid Theatre (Kirsten Fitzgerald, Artistic Dir;  Rebecca Easton, Managing Dir), Chicago's resident theater company,  in association with Bisno Productions (Debbie Bisno, Roberta Pereira), have announced the launch of a new collaborative partnership, A Red Orchid NYC.  The newly launched initiative, here in New York, fulfills the expanded mission of the Chicago based company to introduce the Ensemble’s original new works to a national audience.  The Read More


12th Annual NYCLU Benefit "B'way Stands up for Freedom"

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, has announced a star-studded lineup of award-winning performers for Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, its annual benefit concert to be held on Mon July 21 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Performers include Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger,  Condola Rashad & Robin deJesus, Seth Rudetsky, and a company that features television stars Telly Leung, and Todd Read More


Public will present Public Forum: Shakespeare in America

The Public Theater ( Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Exec Dir) has announced additional casting for the free one-night event, PUBLIC FORUM: SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA on Mon June 30 at 8:00 PM at the Delacorte. Poet Elizabeth Alexander, Alec Baldwin, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Brian Dennehy, Colin Donnell, Michael Friedman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, André Holland, Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, singer/songwriter Stephen Merritt, Read More


The Town Hall Presents THE AMBASSADOR REVUE

The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes will launch on Fri June 27 at 8PM with the American Premiere of a lost Cole Porter treasure, THE AMBASSADOR REVUE.  This one-night-only event will feature choreography by Randy Skinner, who will also perform as a featured dancer with Sara Brians and Mary Giattino-Styles. The previously cast from the worlds of jazz, Broadway, opera and beyond features Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks as well as special guest stars including Read More


Transport Group will present The Music Man concert

*Please note the venue and date for this event have changed. Read More


Ripe Time Presents 8-hour reading of Mrs Dalloway

Ripe Time, the Brooklyn-based theater company led by Rachel Dickstein, will present CLARISSA DALLODAY, an eight-hour immersion into Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece "Mrs. Dalloway". Ripe Time presents the book in full,inviting audiences to travel through multiple Brooklyn locations—the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library and a private residence on Prospect Park West—as they hear the work of one of the greatest modern literary minds. The event will conclude in Ripe Read More


All Star Guests announced for RAISING THE ROOF benefit

Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison & Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, have joined the lineup of Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, on Mon June 9 at 7:30 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St). Original Fiddler on Read More


PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns for Off B'way run

Producers of PAGEANT – THE MUSICAL have announced the show will return in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport (354 W 45th St) beginning Sun June 29, with an official opening on Mon July 14. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley, Frankie J. Grande, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker & Curtis Wiley, with additional casting to be announced soon. Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200. The show will play Sundays Read More


York Theatre presents The Marshall Barer Project

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Exec Dir) celebrates the American lyricist Marshall Barer with a special concert event, The Marshall Barer Project, a musical tour through the life, career and mind of a man whose songs are shimmering jewels from the American Songbook.  Starring BJ Ward with special guest Michael Feinstein.  Directed by Gordon Hunt, "The Marshall Barer Project" will play two performances on Tues June 10 at Read More


2014 Off Broadway Alliance Awards winners announced

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals have announced the winners of the 4th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2013-2014 season. Read More


2014 Lilly Award winners announced

The 2014 winners of the Lilly Awards, honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced by the Lilly Awards Foundation.  The winners will be celebrated at the 5th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony set for Mon June 2 beginning at 5:00 PM at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St). Following the ceremony, surprise guests and honorees will perform in a cabaret, celebrating women of distinction in musical theater at the West Bank Cafe (407 W 42nd Street, NYC). The 2014 Lilly Read More


Forbidden Broadway gets new cast recording

The cast of Gerard Alessandrini’s FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! records the original cast CD for DRG Records today at Avatar Studios. Produced by Hugh Fordin, the release date is soon to be announced. This CD marks Forbidden Broadway’s 12th cast recording with DRG Records.   Featured on the original cast recording are cast members Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile & Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano.  The show is currently Read More


Glenn Glose returns to B'way in A DELICATE BALANCE

Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton will star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee’s A DELICATE BALANCE this fall at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th St).  The production, which will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, begins previews Mon Oct 20 and plays an 18-week limited engagement through Sun Feb 22, 2015.  Opening night is Thurs Nov 20. The production will be produced by Scott Rudin. Press contact: Emily Read More


NY Public Library will honor Eugene O'Neill Theater Center with Exhibit

To celebrate the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 50th anniversary and influence, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center will present “Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964,” a new free multimedia exhibition on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery (111 Amsterdam Ave) May 17 through Sept 16. The exhibition will chart the journey of American theater at the O'Neill from its past to present and future, and explore the creative Read More


York Theatre Presents 10th NEO Concert

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Andrew Levine, Exec Dir), presents a one-night only benefit concert celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, with  NEO 10 on Mon June 2  at The York at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street at Lexington Ave).  Festivities begin at 7:30 PM followed by a champagne and dessert reception to toast the evening. The concert will feature songs by this year’s NEO writers: Bobby Read More


Off Broadway Alliance Awards Nominations Announced

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 4th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2013-2014 season. Awards will be presented in five competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Revival, Best Unique Theatrical Experience, and Best Family Read More


Vineyard will present PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST benefit

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST – an evening with Linda Lavin and her husband Steve Bakunas, a painter, actor and jazz drummer – will be presented by  the Vineyard Theatre (108 E 15 St) one-night-only on Mon June 16 at 7:00 PM to benefit the company's productions, artistic development initiatives and arts education programs. The show features Ms Lavin and Mr Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which Ms Lavin answers questions about her life and career, posed by her husband Read More


Peter Maloney & Mare Winningham receive Richard Seff Award


2014 Theatre World Award Winners Announced

The 2014 Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 6th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater for an Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production, and the John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, were announced by the Theatre World.  The winners will be celebrated at the 70th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set Mon June 2 beginning at 6:45 PM at Circle in the Square. Hosted annually by Read More


New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2014 Spring Gala

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced that its 2014 Spring Gala will honor Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff and President of The Dodgers Michael David. Both are founding partners of Dodger Properties. The gala will take place on Mon May 12 at The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel, beginning at 6:30 PM. The evening’s program, titled A Tale of Two Dodgers: A Musical Celebration, will be directed by Hannah Ryan and features performances by Sebastian Arcelus, Roger Read More


Nathan Tysen & Arthur Perlman win 24th Kleban Prize

The Kleban Foundation has announced that the 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Nathan Tysen and the 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Arthur Perlman.The 2014 prizes will be presented on Mon June 23 in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI. The Kleban Foundation was established in 1988 under the will of Edward L Kleban.  The will made Read More


2014 Lucille Lortel Award Recipients Announced

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out this evening to recipients in 18 categories and 2 special honors were bestowed.  The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.  This year's event was once again a benefit The Actors Fund. Read More


Emily Morse named new Artistic Director of New Dramatists

NEW DRAMATISTS has announced that Emily Morse will assume the position of Artistic Director beginning in July.  Morse, on staff at New Dramatists since 2001 and currently serving as Director of Artistic Development, assumes the position from Todd London who leaves New Dramatists after eighteen years to become the Executive Director/Professor of Drama at the University of Washington where he'll oversee undergraduate, MFA and PhD programs, training and productions. Press Read More


Robert Barry Fleming named Director of Artistic Programming at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater’s Artistic Director Molly Smith has announced that theater artist Robert Barry Fleming has joined the company as Director of Artistic Programming as of April 2014. Fleming has worked extensively with theaters across the country as a director, writer, choreographer, producer and performer and has held positions at the University of San Diego and the University of Memphis. As Director of Artistic Programming, Fleming reports Read More


Irish Rep will present Lerner and Lowe Gala

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Dir; Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Dir) has announced its Annual Benefit Gala, THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOWE, a one-night-only celebration of one of Broadway’s most beloved musical duos, featuring songs from hit shows such as "My Fair Lady", "Gigi", "Camelot", "Paint Your Wagon" & "Brigadoon" performed by Broadway stars.   The even ing is written and directed by Charlotte Moore, will take place on Mon June Read More


2014 Public Theater Gala: One Thrilling Combination

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Exec Dir) announced today that the 2014 Public Theater Annual Gala will present ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, a gala event directed by Ted Sperling celebrating Marvin Hamlisch, The Public Theater and the creation of A Chorus Line on Mon June 23 at the Delacorte. This unforgettable summer evening will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of The Public’s groundbreaking musical, A Chorus Line, Read More


2014 Tony Awards Nominations Announced

Here are the nominees for the 2014 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing: Read More


2014 Drama League Awards Nominees announced

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Exec Dir) has announced the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award.  The nominations were announced at a ceremony hosted by Judith Light and Christopher Sieber this morning at Sardi’s Restaurant. The  80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis  (1535 Read More


Drama League Announces 2014 Directors Project

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks; Exec Dir, Roger T Danforth, Artistic Dir) have announced the exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2014 Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project:  Zi Alikhan, Melissa Crespo, John Michael DiResta, Ellie Heyman, Lavina Jadhwani, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinki, Hannah Ryan, Teya Sugareva, Caitlin Sullivan, and Emma Weinstein. The eleven recipients, who will spend the next year as part of the award-winning Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/22/14

MCC Theater Announces its 2014-2015 Season Atlantic will produce World Premiere of FOUND (off B'way) First Preview Tonight: RED-EYE TO HARVE DE GRACE (Off B'way), THE RIVALS (Off B'way), CHERRY SMOKE (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (B'way) Read More


American Theatre Wing receives NEA grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa has announced that the American Theatre Wing is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The American Theatre Wing is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support their SpringboardNYC and Theatre Intern Group programs. SpringboardNYC prepares promising college acting students for a dynamic career in theatre through a two-week “boot camp” taught by prominent Read More


Roundabout presents INTIMATE APPAREL benefit

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has announced a special benefit reading of INTIMATE APPAREL, by Lynn Nottage with Daniel Sullivan reprising his direction. Reuniting for one night only are the stars of the 2004 award winning production: Viola Davis, Arija Bareikis, Lynda Gravátt, Russell Hornsby, Corey Stoll & Lauren Vélez. The reading will take place on Sun June 15 at 7:00 PM in the Laura Pels to celebrate the 10th Anniversary Read More


Goodspeed Musical's gala "Razzle Dazzle"

Goodspeed Musicals has announced it's annual gala, entitled "Razzle Dazzle" on Sat June 14 at the Madison Beach Club.  The event will honor lyricist, librettist, and composer Sheldon Harnick who, with Jerry Bock created "Fiorello!", "Fiddler on the Roof", "She Loves Me", and more. The award will be presented by longtime friend Tony Roberts. Mr Harnick will receive the 2014 Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. For more info and tickets, please Read More


Judith Light & Christopher Sieber announce Drama League Nominees

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced that Judith Light and Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the Distinguished Performance Award on Wed April 23 at 11:00 AM at Sardi’s (234 W 44th St, 2nd Fl). The 80th Annual Drama League Awards will be held at the Read More


TACT/The Actors Company Theatre Spring Gala


New script software SCRIPTOPIA to be launched


2014 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre announced

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year’s recipients of 2014 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. These honors will be presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party on Monday, June 2nd at the Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe. The honors were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/8/14

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME (B'way) announces cast New York Theater Workshop announces its 2014-2015 Season Lucille Lortel Award Nominations announced New York Stage and Film announces Powerhouse Season Opening Tonight: THE MOST DESERVING (Off B'way) Read More


Broadway Bares: Solo Strips

Broadway Bares will continue it's 2014 season with Broadway Bares: Solo Strips at 9:00 PM on Sun May 11 at BPM Nightclub (516 West 42nd St). The event brings all the sizzling sexiness of Broadway Bares to a smaller, more intimate venue. Enjoy choreographed, solo stripteases by nine of Broadway Bares’ sexiest male dancers as they take it off to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year's lineup includes Joshua Michael Brickman, Joshua Buscher, Anthony Rooar Read More


David Lazar named Executive Director of Ambassador Theatre Group

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has announced that David Lazar has been promoted to the newly created role of Executive Director to be based in their London head office and has also joined the company’s worldwide Executive Board. He will also continue in his current role as Chief Executive Officer - New York with oversight of ATG’s North American activity. In this new role, David will be working closely with ATG’s Joint CEO & Creative Director, Sir Howard Read More


Lucile Lortel Awards nominations announced

The Off-Broadway League has announced the nominations in 18 categories and one special award for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sun May 4 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. This year Richard Nelson will be honored with induction onto the famed Read More


New York Stage and Film announces Powerhouse Season

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, has announced the three new works that will be featured on the Mainstage during the 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.  The three mainstage productions of the 30th Powerhouse Theater Season are: THE BABYLON LINE (June 25-July 6) by Richard Greenberg, Directed by Terry Read More


2014 Monte Cristo Award

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will Honor Meryl Streep with the 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award. The honor will be given at an awards dinner on April, 21 at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St). The Monte Cristo Award is presented to a prominent theater artist each year in recognition of a distinguished career exemplifying Eugene O’Neill’s “pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment, and excellence.” Guests include Michael Read More


59th Annual Obie Awards


11th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon

On Fri June 13 at 12:00 PM, at the New York Friars Club, The 11th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon will salute Estelle Parsons. For more information, please visit theaterhalloffame.org. Contact: Terry Hodge Taylor (307-1226).    Read More


Empire State Theatre Production Tax Credit Approved

The Broadway League, the national trade association of the commercial theatre industry, has announced that New York is now the fourth jurisdiction in America to offer financial incentives to investors who originate live productions within New York State, effective for tax year commencing Jan 1, 2015.  Included in the budget for Fiscal Year 2014 - 2015 is a program offering a 25% tax credit to producers who tech their shows in New York's facilities. Press Contact: Elisa Read More


Free concert STARS IN THE ALLEY returns

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will take place on Wed May 21st from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in Shubert Alley (between B'way and 8th ave and 44th and 45th streets). The free outdoor concert will be hosted by Norm Lewis celebrate Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from new shows and long-running favorites, to add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards. More details about Stars in the Alley to be announced soon. For Read More


Robert & Kristen Lopez & Fran Drescher will announce Drama Desk Nominations

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Fran Drescher will announce the nominations for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards on Fri Apr 25 at 11:00 AM at 54 Below (254 W. 54th Street). The 2013-2014 Drama Desk Nominating Committee is composed of: Barbara Siegel, Chairperson; Morgan Jenness; Samuel L. Leiter; Sandy MacDonald; Chad McArver; Martha Wade Steketee & James Wilson. The Nominations Announcement News Conference and the Awards show will be Read More


LCT Benefit celebrating Moss Hart


Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams to announce Outer Critics Circle noms

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, has announced that Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams will announce the nominees for the 2013-14 season on Tues April 22nd at 11:00 AM at The Friars Club (57 East 55th St) Outer Critics Circle will post award nominations in 24 categories and are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater Read More


Angela Lansbury to receive 2014 Rolex Dance Award


CSC 2014 Annual Gala: MUSICAL MASTERWORKS

Classic Stage Company  (Brian Kulick, Artistic Dir; Greg Reiner, Executive Dir) will present its 2014 Annual Gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS on Mon May 12 at the Hudson Theatre (145 W 44th St). John Doyle will helm an evening of memorable numbers from iconic American musicals. Musical theater stars including Santino Fontana, Malcom Gets, Jeremy Jordan, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, Howard McGillin, Brooke Shields, Alexandra Silber, and Ryan Silverman will perform the works of Read More


Labyrinth presents "Pulitzer Fest"

Labyrinth Theater Company (Mimi O’Donnell, Artistic Dir; Danny Feldman, Managing Dir) has announced today the initial lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend.  A post-show discussion with the playwright and a guest moderator will follow Read More


Negro Ensemble Company & Signature Theatre celebrate Leslie Lee

On Mon Mar 24 The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (Charles Weldon, Artistic Dir; Karen Brown, Executive Dir) and Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Dir; Erika Mallin, Executive Dir) will unite in a day-long celebration of the life and works of playwright Leslie Lee. Lee passed away in New York City on Jan 20. The celebration begins at 3:00 PM with a memorial service honoring Leslie Lee, curated by Heather Massie, founder of The Leslie Lee Legacy Fund.  The Read More


The Sheen Center announces soft opening

The Sheen Center - a brand new arts center located on the corner of Bleecker and Elizabeth Streets (18 Bleecker St) in Manhattan, consisting of two state-of-the-art theater spaces (the 250-seat Loretto Auditorium and the 93-seat Black Box), four studios and an art gallery – is currently completing construction and scheduled for a soft opening on May 1 and a full opening season beginning September 2014, it has been announced by The Sheen Center’s Artistic Director Jessica Read More


New Dramatists will honor Susan Stroman


Cooper & Redler, Running Deer Residency & Shaina Taub win 2014 Larson Grants

The American Theatre Wing has announced today that the recipients of the 2014 Jonathan Larson® Grants are writing team Sara Cooper (lyricist/bookwriter) & Zach Redler (composer), receiving $12,500 and the Running Deer Residency; and Shaina Taub (composer/lyricist), receiving $12,500. The prestigious grants, totaling $15,000 more than last year's grants, will be presented on Mon Apr 7 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the Read More


Bloomberg & Santiago-Hudson to be honored at Signature Gala

Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Dir; Erika Mallin, Executive Dir) has announced that the Signature Theatre Annual Gala celebration will take place on Mon Apr 7 and will honor 108th New York City mayor Michael R Bloomberg and actor/playwright/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. This year’s gala will pay tribute to two men who have made lasting impressions on the history, artistry, and physical home of Signature Theatre. This celebratory evening will Read More


LCT3 will present 4 Perfs of Miranda's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

Lincoln Center Theater presents an LCT3 Special Event - Freestyle Love Supreme, the  live, improvised show featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda. "Freestyle Love Supreme" will play 4 performances only, March 21 and 22 at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, at the Claire Tow (150 West 65 Street). Six performers, Mr Miranda, Chris Jackson, Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan, Andrew Bancroft, Arthur Lewis & Bill Sherman, take the crowd on a non-stop hip hop improv ride, spinning cues Read More


Laura Benati will host 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards

Laura Benanti will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sun June 1 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St). For the third consecutive year, TheaterMania will present the awards ceremony and Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show.  The Awards show will be written by Bill Rosenfield and directed by Jack Cummings III. Tickets are available at www.dramadeskawards.com. The Nominations Announcement News Conference will take place on Fri Apr Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/6/14

The Foxwoods (B'way) has been renamed The Lyric ON THE TOWN will arrive on B'way (at the Lyric) in Oct 2014 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF headed back to B'way in Fall 2015 The Public will present Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON in January 2015 Opening Tonight: ALL THE WAY (B'way) Read More


ON THE TOWN heads to B'way

Howard & Janet Kagan have announced that a new B’way revival of ON THE TOWN  will open in Oct 2014 at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods). This year marks the 70th anniversary of the opening of this iconic musical comedy created by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green & Jerome Robbins. The Lyric Theatre will be reopened after a renovation being completed by its new owners, Ambassador Theatre Group. “On The Town” will be directed by John Rando who Read More


6th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition

Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) and True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) have announced the 5th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Mon May 5 at 7:00 PM at the August Wilson (245 West 52nd St).  The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and Seattle performing Read More


Alexander Orbovich named Managing Director of Playwrights Realm

The Playwrights Realm Artistic Director Katherine Kovner has to announced that Alexander Orbovich has been named the company’s new Managing Director. Orbovich, who assumed the position on Mon Feb 24, takes over for Renee Blinkwolt who was recently named Managing Director of Ars Nova. Press contact; Boneau/Bryan-Brown (575-3030)...   Read More


Bush, Huffington & Thorne honored as Women's Project Women of Achievement

Sharon Bush, Philanthropist & Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Teddy Share, Arianna Huffington, Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and Joan Vail Thorne, playwright and director, are Women's Project Theater's 2014 Women of Achievement who will be inducted at its 29th Annual Gala Celebration at the Mandarin Oriental (80 Columbus Circle) on Mon Mar 10, at 6:00 PM.  Veanne Cox & Doug Wamble will lead a musical tribute to Read More


Lucy Kirkwood wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to UK playwright Lucy Kirkwood for her play CHIMERICA.  In addition, a Special Commendation has been awarded to Phoebe Waller-Bridge for her debut play, FLEABAG. At a private reception in London on February 25, the transatlantic theatre community gathered to honor Ms. Kirkwood, Ms. Waller-Bridge and eight finalists for the annually awarded prize. Phyllida Lloyd, presented Phoebe Waller Bridge with a Special Commendation Read More


Chenoweth & Edgerton Foundation to be honored at NCTF Gala

On March 31st at the Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will honor singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman’s Awards Gala. The evening will be chaired by Chairman James S Turley and  playwright David Henry Hwang. More than 300 theatre patrons, Broadway leaders and industry professionals from across the country will gather for an evening honoring individuals and Read More


(POSTPONED) Butz & Baldwin will star in GOODBYE GIRL benefit

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Roundabout's Spring Gala honoring Sam Mendes

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present its annual 2014 Spring Gala “In Here, Life Is Beautiful” on Monday, March 10th at the Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th St).  The evening will be a celebration of Academy Award, Olivier and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, who will be presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.  The gala will begin at 7:00 PM with dinner and a live auction, followed by an Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/20/14

BRONX BOMBERS (B'way) set to close 3/2 Christopher J Hanke will succeed Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR (Off B'way) who will depart to headline the tour. Opening Tonight: MY MOTHER HAS FOUR NOSES (Off B'way), BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (B'way) First Preview Tonight: GIDION'S KNOT (Off B'way) Read More


BRONX BOMBERS will close 3/2

Eric Simonson's BRONX BOMBERS (B'way) has announced it will close on Sun Mar 2 after having played 31 previews and 29 regular performances.  Read More


York Theatre's 2014 Mufti Series concludes with TENDERLOIN

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Andrew Levine, Exec Dir) concludes the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with the 1960 musical, TENDERLOIN that has Book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman, Music by Jerry Bock, and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The creative team includes director Carl Andress with music direction by Christopher McGovern, and Casting by Geoff Josselson.  The cast will feature Jennifer Cody, Katie Rose Clarke, Mark Read More


Broadway By The Year 1915-1939

The Town Hall & Scott Siegel have announced the lineup for Broadway By The Year 1915-1939 on Mon Feb 24 at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St). The performance will be headlined by Karen Akers, Sebastian Arcelus, Stephanie J. Block, Stephanie D’abruzzo, Carole J Bufford, Carolee Carmello, John Easterlin, Howard Fishman, Danny Gardner, Beth Leavel, Jillian Louis, Karen Mason, Julia Murney, Mark Nadler, Tonya Pinkins, Noah Racey, Camille Saviola, Emily Skinner, Lari White & Chip Read More


Peter Mills wins Second Stage's Donna Perret Rosen Award

Continuing its commitment to nurturing and producing the next generation of musical theatre artists, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Dir) has awarded its second annual Donna Perret Rosen Award for excellence in musical theatre to composer/lyricist Peter Mills.  The $10,000 award was established at the off-Broadway company’s 2011 gala to honor Second Stage Theatre trustee Donna Perret Rosen in recognition of her long-standing commitment to young artists and new works. Read More


American Theatre Wing honors Angela Lansbury

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Mon Sept 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees since 2010. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Sir Howard Stringer will serve as Gala co-chairs. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the theatre education and artist development programs of the American Theatre Wing, Read More


Atlantic Theater Company's Annual Gala

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Dir; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Dir) will present their annual Gala on Mon Feb 24 at The Pierre (2 E 61st St). Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, Writers’ Choice will salute Atlantic’s iconic playwrights with an evening of unexpected songs. For this year’s Gala, Atlantic asked alumni playwrights to choose a favorite song and a favorite musician to perform it. Writers’ Choice will Read More


Waterwell will present second Summer Theater Lab

Waterwell has announced the second year of its Summer Theater Lab, under the leadership of Victor Maog.  The program has two sessions: Monday-Saturday, August 4-9, and August 11-16, 2014.  For more information about classes and enrollment, visit www.waterwell.org/summer. Now in its second year, the Waterwell Summer Theater Lab offers dedicated high school students the opportunity to engage in week-long intensives in theater and music theater with world-class Read More


Greyman Theatre will present Thomas Ward's INTERNATIONAL FALLS

Jonathan Fielding & Carrie Heitman will star in the New York Premiere of Thomas Ward’s INTERNATIONAL FALLS, a dark comedy about a stand-up comedian and a hotel deskclerk, directed by Daniel Hubbard. Greyman Theatre Company’s inaugural New York production begins perfs Thurs Feb 27 at The Tank (151 W 46th St) and continues its limited engagement through March 9. "International Falls" explores what happens when a man who makesjokes about his own life meets someone who Read More


80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced the 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony on Fri May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 B'way). Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the evening which will honor Barbara Cook, John Tiffany & Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America. The month long celebration begins with the 2014 Eligibility Cut-Off date on Sun April 20 followed by the Nominee Announcement on Wednesday morning, April 23 at Read More


Bay Street Theatre announces Scott Schwartz New Directions Fund

Bay Street Theatre has announced that it has launched a new Giving Fund to honor the vision of its new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz.  The Scott Schwartz New Directions Fund has been established to enhance the development and presentation of new productions, performances and events from across the theatrical spectrum that will attract, entertain, and inspire our audiences, and help redefine the cultural landscape of Bay Street. For more information please contact Director of Read More


TRU will present Producer Bootcamp

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Producer Bootcamp, Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask on Sat Feb 22 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM at The Skylight Room at Mason Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, (17 Lexington Ave).   For more information and an application, visit http://www.truonline.org/BootCampMoney14.htm. This all-day intensive workshop will address many crucial aspects of raising money for theater.  Participants will Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/11/14

Hugh Jackman will host the 68th Annual Tony Awards Andrea Martin will star in Roundabout's NOISES OFF (B'way) Maggie Gyllenhaal joins THE REAL THING (B'way) Cast & Designers announced for Arena Stage's World Premiere of CAMP DAVID (Regional) First Preview Tonight: THE OPEN HOUSE (Off B'way), MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (Off B'way), THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST (Off B'way) Read More


York Theatre presents A Conversation with Sheldon Harnick

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Dir), as part of its Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series, presents A Conversation with Sheldon Harnick, a one-night only special event on Mon Feb 10 at 7:30 PM at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (East 54th St, just east of Lex Ave). James Morgan joins Sheldon Harnick on stage at The York Theatre for a one-on-one conversation about this Pulitzer and Tony award Read More


32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards

The 32nd Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards will be held on Mon Jun 2 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Pl). This year they will honoring one of the great American choreographers, Patricia Birch, with the The Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, and a special award will be given to Cora Cahan, President of the New 42nd Street for her outstanding contribution to Musical Theatre. Special tribute will be paid in honor of Luigi for his contribution Read More


Drama League announces Beatrice Terry Fellowship

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Exec Dir; Roger T Danforth, Artistic Dir), and Drama League Alumnus, Michael Mayer have announced the establishment of the new Drama League Beatrice Terry Fellowship, named in honor of the late director Beatrice Terry, an alumna of The Drama League Directors Project. The new Fellowship, the first of its kind in the nation, will fund the development of a new work by an emerging female writer-director, culminating in a writing residency, Read More


Choreographer & MD announced for GIGI (B'way)

Producers have confirmed that Joshua Bergasse will choreograph the upcoming B'way revival of GIGI. James Moore will serve as Musical Director. Read More


59th Annual Drama Desk Awards


Eric Bogosian's RED ANGEL will play Theatre Row


Chris Jones will lead O'Neill's National Critics Institute

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced the appointment of Chris Jones, chief theater critic and a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, as Director of the O’Neill’s National Critics Institute (NCI), effective immediately.A “boot camp for theater writers,” NCI is an intensive two-week workshop, designed for arts journalists, bloggers, and critics looking to strengthen their skills in an increasingly competitive and fast-paced industry. The Institute Read More


Drama Desk "You Gotta Have a Gimmick...or a Star!" Panel Discussion

Theater publicist Leslie Bader Papa has been added to the Drama Desk panel discussion, "You Gotta Have A Gimmick...Or A Star!" on Mon Feb 10, at 6:00 PM at Stage 72/Triad (158 W  72nd St).  Randie Levine-Miller will moderate the lively discussion focusingon the effort and skills it takes to promote a show, both Broadway and Off-Broadway. Ms Papa will join the panel that already includes Peter Filichia, Joshua Ellis & Susan Schulman at the Drama Desk's first Panel Read More


The Daily INDEX 1/28/14

KING KONG headed for B'way A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (B'way) sets closing date JOSEPH will get an amazing technicolor tour MURDER FOR TWO (off B'way) extends again Read More


MTC presents it's 2014 Winter Benefit

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring Broadway’s brightest stars on Mon Feb 3, 2014 at The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Fredrick P. Rose Hall (B'way & 60th St). This year’s Winter Benefit will be directed by Marc Bruni & will feature performances by Daniel Breaker, Norbert Leo Butz,  Laura Read More


MCC Announces Miscast 2014 Participants

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Exec Dir) is excited to announce the preliminary lineup of performers for the annual Miscast 2014 gala, which will feature one-night-only performances from stars of stage and screen including Zosia Mamet, Christian Borle, Anika Noni Rose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Pasquale, Jesse L Martin, Sasha Allen, Keala Settle & Nicole Parker.  The performers will perform songs from roles in Read More


Drama League Announces 2014 Schedule

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Exec Dir; Roger T Danforth, Artistic Dir) has announced their Winter/Spring 2014 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca, and elsewhere.  Highlights include intimate evenings with Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy,  Jason Robert Brown, Michael Mayer & John Patrick Shanley & Jonathan Groff.  Also on tap is the exciting new Read More


The Daily INDEX 1/24/14

Bradley Cooper will star in THE ELEPHANT MAN (B'way) in Fall 2014 La Jolla will produce tryout of Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Regional) FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (Off B'way) will return in February   Read More


Theater for the New City to present SOTTO VOCE by Nilo Cruz

Theater for the New City will present the World Premiere of SOTTO VOCE written & directed by Nilo Cruz from Sat Feb 15 to March 9. "Sotto Voce" is a dream play in which a passionate, Jewish-Cuban young man (Saquiel) sets out to recover memories of the S.S. St. Louis which, in 1939, left Nazi Germany for Cuba filled with Jewish refugees but was turned back by Cuba, the U.S. and Canada.  The young man's grandaunt was on the voyage.  Saquiel assumes the place Read More


White Cherry Entertainment continues as production team for Tony Awards

Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, have announced that White Cherry Entertainment will serve as the production team for the annual theater awards for three more years. White Cherry Entertainment’s founders Glenn Weiss (Executive Producer/Director) and Ricky Kirshner (Executive Producer) have served as the Tony Awards’ production team since 2003. The 68th Annual Tony Awards will air live on CBS on Sun Jun 8, 2014. Read More


York Developmental Reading Series announces January Schedule

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Andrew Levine, Exec Dir), and its Developmental Reading Series, will present the premiere of two new musicals:  LOVE IN OUR LANGUAGE, with Book & Lyrics by Judy Goetz Sanger and Music by Howard Marren, and SWING WINGS, with Book & Lyrics by William Schermerhorn and Music by Milton Delugg and Mary Ehlinger at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Read More


Whoopi Goldberg hosts Drama Leagues Celebration of B'way

Whoopi Goldberg has been tapped by The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Exec Dir; Roger T Danforth, Artistic Dir) to host the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Neil Patrick Harris on Mon February 3 at the Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st St).  The evening's one-of-a-kind tribute will feature dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' career in theater, film and television, Read More


The Public will present Burn's THE LIBRARY directed by Soderbergh

According to casting releases, The Public will present the new play THE LIBRARY by Scott Z Burns directed by Steven Soderbergh. The play will begin previews in February for a March opening.  Read More


Broadway Bares 24

For the first time in fifteen years, Broadway Bares, the evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will have a new home. The 24th edition will take over the Hammerstein Ballroom located in Manhattan Center (311 W 34th St) on Sun June 22, 2014. This annual event combines the naughtiness of burlesque and the razzle-dazzle of Broadway. More than 200 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City take to the stage for two sensational shows Read More


Scott Zeiger will helm Cirque du Soleil Theatrical

Cirque du Soleil has to announced the creation of a new division, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical. Scott Zeiger, co-founding partner of BASE Entertainment, will serve as President and Managing Director of the new division. Zeiger will develop unique theatrical opportunities for Cirque du Soleil. Based on traditional theatrical practices, these new productions will be created using the Cirque du Soleil signature style and aesthetic but will provide a very different experience for Read More


Michael Price to retire from Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees has announced today that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2014 season. Michael Price, who has led the organization for 45 years, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director at the end of 2014 but will remain active with Goodspeed in advisory and fundraising roles through 2016. The Board of Trustees will conduct a national search for a new Executive Director who is expected to assume leadership of Read More


The Acting Company to present benefit reading of THE REAL INSPECTOR


Routh & Haft launch Broadway International Entertainment (BIE)

Founders Marc Routh and Simone Genatt Haft have announced the expansion of their global theatrical business activities into the establishment of Broadway International Entertainment (BIE). What is one of the largest production, management, licensing and touring companies of live entertainment throughout the Asia Pacific region, has expanded its reach to major international markets throughout the world. The establishment of BIE will focus on production, management and theatrical Read More


Pageant - The Musical will play Red Lacquer Club

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL will return to the New York stage. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances of Feb 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30PM at the Red Lacquer Club (240 W 52nd St). Like every beauty pageant you've seen before, Pageant - The Musical features contestants desperately vying for a glittering tiara. With swimsuit, talent, and evening gown competitions – the show includes both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! Unlike some beauty Read More


4th Annual Clive Barnes Awards announced

The winners of the 4th Annual Clive Barnes Award were announced Mon Jan 6 at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Centre.  This year's Theatre Award, presented by Susan Stroman was given to Jonny Orsini for his performance in "The Nance".  This year's Dance Award, presented by Wendy Whelan, was given to Lloyd Mayor of Martha Graham Dance Company.  The Clive Barnes Foundation was formed in 2009 by Valerie Taylor Barnes, former soloist with The Royal Ballet, to create Read More


9th Annual Broadway Backwards

BROADWAY BACKWARDS, the annual celebration where gays and lesbians experience their stories as told through the great songs of musical theatre and performed by their favorite Broadway performers, will return for its ninth edition on Mon Mar 24. The one-night-only musical performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. This year's edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS (#bwaybackwards) Read More


Lillias White to perform Valentine's Day Benefit Concert


The Daily INDEX (1/7/14)

Jim Norton joins OF MICE OF MEN (B'way) Matt Ross & Nicole Capatasto launch Matt Ross Public Relations ANTHONY CLEOPATRA (Off B'way) will play The Public MAMMA MIA (B'way) announces new cast  CINDERELLA (B'way) has a new prince Read More


D’Ambrosio, Wolfe, White & McNeil join Polk & Co

Polk & Co (Matt Polk, President) will welcome Tom D’Ambrosio, Wayne Wolfe, Frances White and Colgan McNeil to the public relations, media strategies and social media firm. Beginning January 6, 2014, the four press agents, formerly of The Hartman Group, join the company of five including press agents Jessica Johnson and Michelle Bergmann. With D’Ambrosio, Wolfe, White and McNeil joining the publicity firm, Polk & Co. will now officially Read More


WTF will present Cabaret Series at 54 Below

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced the first round of participants for the inaugural WTF CABARET SERIES at 54 Below.  A revolving cast of Festival veterans, including Todd Almond, Becky Ann Baker, Jessica Hecht, Greg Hildreth, Joe Iconis, Lauren Molina, Euan Morton, Amy Spanger and Jacob Ming Trent will all participate in the Cabaret, which runs between Jan 15 - 18, 2014 with a different lineup of performers each night. For the first time ever, the Festival’s Read More


Keen Playwrights Lab participants anounced

The Keen Company today announced the inaugural Keen Playwrights Lab. Under the leadership of Mark Armstrong, Keen’s Director of New Work, each playwright will be developing a new full-length play inspired by Keen Company’s mission — sincere story telling with heart, honesty and hope. The collaborative and supportive environment brings together three acclaimed American playwrights in mid-career to develop new work and facilitate that Read More


Broadway Bares; Winter Burlesque

Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque will kick off the 24th season of Broadway Bares with two sizzling performances on Sun Jan 26, 2014, at XL Nightclub (512 West 42nd St). The evening is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year's Winter Burlesque show, dubbed Calendar Girl, will be based on last summer's Fire Island Pines sensation and inspired by 1999’s Broadway Bares IX: Calendar Girl. More than two dozen of New York theatre's Read More


Preston Copley joins Jean Doumanian Productions

Preston Copley, formerly of Disney Theatrical Group has joined Jean Doumanian Productions as Director of Creative Development for Theater, working alongside Jean Doumanian, and Vice President, Patrick Daly. In his new position, Copley will be identifying existing work and developing new theatrical content for commercial productions on and off-Broadway, and for audiences abroad. Press contact: O&M Co (695-7400)... Read More


Arielle Tepper Madover elected Board Chair of Public Theater

The Board of Trustees of The Public Theater have announced that Arielle Tepper Madover has been elected as The Public’s new Board Chair.  Madover, who joined the board in 2009, has been an active member of the Executive Committee, serving as Board Vice-Chair for the last year and Chair of The Public’s Commercial Projects Committee since 2011. She was Co-Chair of The Public’s 2013 Gala and the 50th Anniversary Gala in 2012, achieving the highest grossing Read More


Jonathan Cake & J Smith-Cameron will receive 2013 Callaway Award


Goodman announces 2014 Playwrights Unit

A new crop of local talent joins Goodman Theatre’s artistic team for the 2013/2014 Season. The four Chicago-based writers named to the fourth season of the Playwrights Unit—a year-long residency program designed to support and develop new works—include Andrew Hinderaker, Gift Theatre ensemble member; Mickle Maher, cofounder of Theater Oobleck; Anne García-Romero, a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists; and Laura Schellhardt, who oversees undergraduate Read More


The Daily INDEX - 12/12/13

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN (B'way) will play the Booth  THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK (Off B'way) will close 12/22 The Mint will present the American Premiere of 1931 play LONDON WALL (Off B'way) Alliance will present World Premiere of BULL DURHAM (Regional) Casting & designers announced for THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (Off B'way) & A MAN'S A MAN (Off B'way) Read More


Debra Monk Birthday Bash will benefit BC/EFA

Debra Monk will be "totally hot and a little dirty" as she celebrates her 65th birthday Feb 24, 2014, in a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Debra Monk Birthday Bash will feature the Tony Award winner and some of her most talented friends rollicking through a collection of their favorite rock and pop hits. Among those scheduled to join Monk are Charlotte D’Amboise, Scott Ellis, Victor Read More


The Daily INDEX - 12/10/13

Leighton Meester & Fran Drescher will join casts of OF MICE AND MEN (B'way) & CINDERELLA (B'way) John McMartin will join ALL THE WAY (B'way) Linda Lavin will star in the Vineyard's TOO MUCH SUN (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: MAYHEM AND MAJESTY (Off B'way) Read More


La Jolla announces 2014 DNA New Work Series

La Jolla Playhouse will bring back its new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place Feb 17 – Mar 2, 2014. The DNA New Work Series offers playwrights and directors the opportunity to develop a script by providing rehearsal time, space and resources, culminating in a workshop presentation or public reading. This process simultaneously gives audiences a closer look at the play development process, while Read More


Management Announced for MOTHERS AND SONS on B'way

Ed Nelson will be the Company Manager for GM Richards Climan Inc on the upcoming production of Terrence McNally's MOTHER AND SONS (B'way), which begins previews on February 23 for a Press Opening on March 24 at the Golden. James Harker will be the PSM... Read More


Theater Resources Unlimited accepting submissions for New Play Reading Series

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now accepting submissions for the 2014 TRU New Play Reading Series through January 18, 2014.  The TRU Voices New Play Reading Series encourages submissions from emerging and established producers who are interested in testing the waters with a new work, and offers an opportunity for them to forge relationships with writers. TRU also accepts submissions from writers and tries to match them with a sponsoring producer for the series. Each Read More


Mandy Greenfield will be new Artistic Dir of Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival has named Mandy Greenfield as its new Artistic Director, the Festival's Board Chair Matt Harris has announced.  Greenfield, who is currently Artistic Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club, succeeds Jenny Gersten beginning Sept 2014.  As previously announced, Gersten departs Williamstown Theatre Festival in Jan 2014 to become Executive Director of Friends of the Highline.  Gersten will program the upcoming 2014 season, and Williamstown Theatre Read More


The Daily INDEX - 12/3/13

Our friends at The Hartman Group will close up shop in January Irish Rep will present the World Premiere of TRANSPORT (Off B'way) Labyrinth's SUNSET BABY (Off B'way) extends to 12/15 Hunter Foster joins THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (B'way) First Preview Tonight: LOVE, LINDA (Off B'way), HANDLE WITH CARE (Off B'way) Read More


The Hartman Group to close its doors in January

After beginning his career in 1993, longtime theatrical press agent Michael Hartman, founder and CEO of one of the largest and most successful theatrical publicity firms in New York, will say goodbye to Broadway and close THE HARTMAN GROUP on Sun Jan 5, 2014, remaining fully operational until then. Having recently married, Hartman and his husband began long-term planning to move to their home state of Texas to start a family.  Mr Hartman will take over as CEO of Amy's Ice Creams in TX. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/26/13

Rattlestick's HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM (Off B'way) extends to 12/14 The Flea will build new theater complex Public's FUN HOME will get cast recording BUYER & CELLAR (Off B'way) extends through 4/13/14 Read More


The Flea will build new performing arts complex

Jim Simpson, Artistic Director and Carol Ostrow, Producing Director of The Flea Theater have announced the groundbreaking on their future home in TriBeCa. A few years back, The Flea purchased a building at 20 Thomas Street, four blocks south of their current location, with seed money from their Board of Directors and State and City funding.  Now they have raised 95% of the funds needed to build a brand new state of the art three theater performing arts complex. A Read More


Grosses Posted: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE up $133K

Last week's grosses have posted.  THE BOOK OF MORMON and WICKED occupy the top spots, while A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER posts a $133,168 bump up over the prior week.  ROMEO AND JULIET (25%), BIG FISH (33%) and FIRST DATE (33%) wrap with lowest perecentage of Potential Gross. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/21/13

Labrynth will present New York Premiere of THE MUSCLES IN YOUR TOES (Off B'way) Signature's CHERI (Off B'way) extends to 12/29 MCC's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR extends to 12/15 Opening Tonight: TAPPIN' THRU LIFE (Regionals), MACBETH (B'way), ALADDIN (Special Attraction), LIES MY FATHER TAUGHT ME (Off B'way), THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: OLIVER! (Special Attractions), BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL (B'way) Read More


MTC/Ars Nova announces 2014 Writer's Room Participants

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director, Manhattan Theatre Club), Barry Grove (Executive Producer, MTC), Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer, MTC), Jason Eagan (Artistic Director, Ars Nova), and Jeremy Blocker (Managing Director, Ars Nova) have announced the 2013-2014 participants for The Writer’s Room a new program to commission, develop and support playwrights in the process of creating new work for the stage. The commissioned writers for 2013-2014 are Rachel Bonds, Frances Ya-Chu Read More


David Bryne & Here Lies Love benefit concert for Philippines

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) has announced that David Byrne and the original cast of the musical "HERE LIES LOVE" will perform a one-time-only special benefit concert in support of the people of the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). All proceeds for the special show on Mon November 25 at 8:00 PM at Terminal 5 (610 W 56th St) will go to support Doctors Without Borders Médecins Sans Read More


Carol Channing will celebrate 50th Anniversary of Hello Dolly

Producer Daniel Nardicio has announced that he will bring together two icons for one night only to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Hello Dolly".  Carol Channing will join Justin Vivian Bond in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: An Intimate Evening with Carol Channing and Justin Vivian Bond on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St). Ms Channing, who created the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in "Hello Dolly" when it premiered at Broadway's St James on Jan 16, 1964, will Read More


Spider-Man Turn off the Dark to go dark

SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (B'way) is set to close on Jan 4, 2014. It is slated for a trip to Las Vegas in the future TBA. Read More


Royal Family Productions to take over American Globe

Royal Family Productions (Katie Avebe, Mary Bernardi, Chris Henry & Andy Theodorou, Founders) have announced that they are moving to Times Square as they take over the American Globe Theatre located at 145 W 46th St. Royal Family Productions inaugural production will be FOUR LAST THINGS by Lisa Tierney-Keogh presented in their new space in January 2014. Exact dates and cast to be announced.  A NYC based not-for-profit theatre company since 2007, Royal Family Productions, Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/14/13

THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAY'S LAST (Off B'way) announces cast & designers NOTHING TO HIDE (Off B'way) extends to 1/19/14 NEWSIES will tour in 2014 Opening Tonight: EVERY DAY A VISITOR (Off B'way), LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Off B'way), THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (Abridged) (Regional) Read More


Kooman & Dimond win Fred Ebb Award

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the ninth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond.  The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Joel Grey on Mon Dec 2 from 6:00-8:00 PM at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/12/13

BIG FISH (B'way) to close 12/29 Signature's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED (off B'way) extends to 12/29 Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond win Fred Ebb Award First Preview Tonight: FAMILY FURNITURE (Off B'way), AND AWAY WE GO (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS (Off B'way), ALL THAT FALL (Off B'way) Read More


Alan Menken to be given Oscar Hammerstein Award

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Andrew Levine, Executive Dir) will honor Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Mon Dec 9 at The Hudson (145 West 44th Street). Also this evening, The York Theatre Company Founder’s Award will be presented to York Chairman of the Board W David McCoy to honor his significant Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/6/13

A TIME TO KILL (B'way) closing 11/17 GIGI revival will play tryout in DC before B'way bow LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Off B'way) extends to 12/15 First Preview Tonight: SUNSET BABY (Off B'way), ONE NIGHT (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: MURDER FOR TWO (Off B'way), NOTHING TO HIDE (Off B'way) Read More


WTF benefit honoring Scott Ellis

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Jenny Gersten, Artistic Dir) has  announced that this year's Benefit will honor director and frequent WTF collaborator Scott Ellis on Mon Nov 18 at 6:30 PM at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St). The evening will be hosted by Julie White  and will include appearances by Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman, Rupert Holmes and more. The evening will also feature a live auction of unique travel opportunities, exclusive theatre Read More


MCC's Miscast 2014 honoring Allison Janney

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) has announce that this year’s Miscast gala will honor actress Allison Janney. Ms Janney will be celebrated for her daring, risk-taking spirit and for her extraordinary career on stage, in film, and on television. "Miscast 2014" will be held Mon Mar 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 W 34th St).  In MCC's annual Miscast gala, Broadway’s Read More


Mark Cuddy will assume position at Cape Playhouse

Richard B Hawes, Jr, President of the Board of Trustees of the Cape Playhouse and Cape Cod Center for the Arts, today announced that veteran theatre leader, Mark Cuddy, will assume the newly-created position of Playhouse Producer and Chief Executive of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts. Mr Cuddy has been the Artistic Director of Rochester’s Geva Theatre Center, for the past eighteen years. He will continue in that position as he begins with the Playhouse immediately. The contract of Read More


Fraser & Goodman will take over Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Dir) has announced that the Playhouse has selected Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman to assume the leadership roles of Producing Director and Executive Producer, respectively. They will be replacing outgoing Producing Director Jed Bernstein, who announced earlier this year he will be joining Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts as its next President. Fraser and Goodman will begin their duties at the Playhouse in January of 2014. Read More


New York Stage and Film's Winder Gala

New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director; Thomas Pearson, Executive Director; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Dirs) have announced that it's Annual Winter Gala, will be held this year on Sun Nov 17 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Ave), will honor Stanley Tucci and business luminary Anne Tatlock.  Lin-Manuel Miranda & Anika Noni Rose will perform selections from Miranda’s upcoming The Hamilton Mixtape, which was performed in a Read More


New 42nd Street will honor Michael D Eisner

The New 42nd Street has announced that its annual Gala, to be held Mon Nov 18 at The New Victory, will honor entertainment leader Michael D Eisner with the New Victory Arts Award for bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids.  Barry Diller and Thomas Schumacher will serve as Gala honorary chairs.  The New 42nd Street Gala provides critical support to New Victory Education programs.  Requiring almost complete subsidy, these programs annually introduce more than Read More


Primary Stages Gala honoring Christopher Durang & Stephen Sultan

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Exec Prod; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Dir; Elliot Fox, Managing Dir) has announced that their annual Gala will take place Mon Nov 11at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th St). The event will honor playwright Christopher Durang and President of the General Counsel at Dramatists Play Service, Stephen Sultan. The Gala Chairs are Catherine Adler and HBO. Kristine Nielsen will offer a tribute to Mr. Durang. John Patrick Shanley will offer a tribute Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/5/13

MURDER FOR TWO (Off B'way) extends before opening Irish Rep's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (Off B'way) extends to 12/29 Primary Stages will honor Christopher Durang & Stephen Sultan BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (B'way) pushes preview date back 4 days First Preview Tonight: ALL THAT FALL (Off B'way), THIS IS MY OFFICE (Off B'way), IF/THEN (Regional), TAKING CARE OF BABY (Off B'way), 700 SUNDAYS (B'way), HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED (Off B'way) Read More


25th Annual Gypsy of the Year

The 25th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition will take place on Mon Dec 9 (4:30 PM) and Tues Dec 10 (2:00 PM) at the Minskoff (1515 B'way). The event, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is the culminating celebration of six weeks of fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. Gypsy of the Year honors the tireless work of theatre's ensemble singers and dancers, known as "gypsies." For two afternoons, more than 200 of Read More


Signature Theatre (VA) will honor Jonathan Tunick


Kathleen Chalfant will perform reading of SHAKESPEARE FOR MY FATHER

Kathleen Chalfant will perform a staged reading of Lynn Redgrave’s play, SHAKESPEARE FOR MY FATHER at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC on Mon Nov 11 at 7:30 PM. Lynn Redgrave wrote "Shakespeare for my Father" after receiving an invitation in 1991 from the Folger to present an evening of Shakespeare and family anecdotes. She went on to develop and tour the play internationally, garnering Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations along the way. It and other material Read More


Neil Patrick Harris will be honored by Drama League

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Dir; Roger T Danforth, Artistic Dir) has announced that they will honor Neil Patrick Harris at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held on Mon Feb 3, 2014 at the Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street).  The black-tie gala, will feature dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' career in theater, film and television, supports The Drama League’s Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/29/13

FUN HOME (Off B'way) extends to 12/1 Irish Rep will present revival of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE 1946 LIVE RADIO PLAY (Off B'way)  Neil Patrick Harris to be honored by Drama League Opening Tonight: GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN (Off B'way), BECOMING DR RUTH (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: LA SOIREE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/24/14

Christopher Fitzgerald joins cast of CHICAGO (B'way) Cast announced for A CHRISTMAS STORY mini tour First Preview Tonight: YEAR OF THE ROOSTER (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: THE SNOW GEESE (B'way), SNAPSHOTS: A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK (Special Attraction) Read More


Christopher Massimine named Producing Dir of National Yiddish Theatre

Christopher Massimine has assumed the role as Producing Director of the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene. He previously held the position of Marketing Communications Director. Press contact: Joe Blanks (213-2120 x208)... Read More


American Dance Machine Benefit

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present a benefit evening of classic musical theater dance numbers from "A Chorus Line", "Contact", "Jerome Robbins’ Broadway", "42nd Street" and"Promises! Promises" on Mon Nov 11 at New York City Center, Studio Five (130 W 56th St) at 7:00  PM.  Each piece has been coached by artists intimately involved in their original productions. The evening will be directed by Artistic Director Margo Read More


Red Bill to present reading of Moira Buffini's DINNER

Red Bull Theater will present a staged reading of DINNER by Moira Buffini on Mon Nov 4th at 7:30 PM at the York at St Peters (619 Lexington). The dinner party as revenge – served up in a deliciously dark new British comedy with hilarious heightened language and a Jacobean twist. The play will be directed by David Esbjornson and will feature Mercedes Ruehl, J Smith Cameron, Laura Campbell, Daniel Gerroll, Brian Hutchison & David Pittu. For tickets, please visit www.redbulltheater.com Read More


Shirley Herz Celebration

There will be a Celebration of legendary theatrical press agent Shirley Herz, on Mon Nov 4th at 1:30 PM at the Samuel J Friedman (261 West 47th St). Some of the participants are Jeffrey Alper, Sam Altman, Barry Brown, Jan Buttram, Robert Callely, Tyne Daly, Jane Friedman, Diane Judge, Angela Lansbury, Charlotte Moore, Tom Rhoads, Liz Smith, Iris Williams & "La Cage aux Folles” Original cast members: Betsy Craig, Dan Grady, Cady Huffman, David Jackson, Eric Lamp, Tom Read More


13th Annual 24 Hour Plays

Montblanc has announced  the 13th annual performance of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will be held on Monday, Nov 18. An annual benefit event produced by the 24 Hour Company and Freestyle Picture Company for Urban Arts Partnership, the event attracts some of entertainment’s biggest names as they join forces to participate in an extreme rite of theater: writing, directing, and performing 6 original short plays, all in just 24 hours. Proceeds from the evening's performance Read More


Celebrity Charades 2013: Disco Fever

Labyrinth Theater Company (Mimi O’Donnell Artistic Dir; Danny Feldman, Managing Dir) has announced its lineup of players for this year’s signature annual benefit Celebrity Charades 2013: Disco Fever, which will take place on Mon Oct 28 at Capitale (130 Bowery). Charades contestants that will battle it out in a fearsome and hilarious speed charades competition this year include Bobby Cannavale, Josh Charles, Billy Crudup, Rachel Dratch, Jill Hennessy, Taran Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/22/13

Valjean, Javert, Fantine & Eponine announced for B'way Revival of LES MISERABLES (B'way) Read More


Providence Equity Partners becomes major shareholder of ATG

The Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) has announced that an agreement has been reached for global private equity firm Providence Equity Partners to become a major shareholder in the company, having successfully reached agreement for its seventh fund to purchase a majority share from current investors led by Exponent Private Equity. Exponent retains a minority stake in ATG as part of the deal, and will continue to work with Providence and the existing management team including ATG’s Read More


Meryl Streep to recieve O'Neill's Monte Cristo Award

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced that it will present the 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award to legendary theater, film, and television actress Meryl Streep in recognition of her achievements and contributions to the American theater. The Award will be presented by Joe Grifasi, long-time friend and fellow O’Neill artist and Yale classmate, at a gala dinner held in her honor on Mon Apr 21, 2014. The Monte Cristo Award is presented to a prominent theater Read More


Gersten will step downs as Artistic Dir of WTF

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that Artistic Director Jenny Gersten will step down at the end of the year to become Executive Director of Friends of the Highline, the non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and re-use of an elevated railway that has become a renowned public space in New York City.  While the search is underway for a new Artistic Director, WTF's 2014 summer season will remain under Gersten's Artistic Direction; she will curate and Read More


25th Annual NAMT Festvial


The Daily INDEX - 10/15/13

Amy Irving joins Signature's World Premiere of CHERI (Off B'way) A new adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Off B'way) will haunt Theatre@St Clements  The Public extends FUN HOME (Off B'way) to 11/17 Donmar Warehouse's JULIUS CAESAR (Off B'way) extends to  11/9 FUERZA BRUTA (Off B'way) to close 1/5/14 Opening Tonight: THE MODEL APARTMENT (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL (B'way), LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Off B'way)  Read More


Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing has new director

Daryl Roth has announced Erica Lynn Schwartz as the new Director of DR Theatrical Licensing as of Oct 15th and is looking forward to her leading the company through the next stages of growth and development. Ms Schwartz began her career at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater and has worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and 321 Theatrical Management. Most recently, she was Director of Development for MCC. DR Theatrical Licensing is a division of Daryl Roth Read More


Emma Thompson will be Mrs Lovett in NY Phil's SWEENEY TODD

Emma Thompson will portray Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic’s staged production of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, Mar 5–8, 2014. As previously announced, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will star as the title character, Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct, Lonny Price will direct. Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. Set in Victorian London, “Sweeney Todd” tells the story of the Read More


68th Annual Tony Awards

The American Theatre Wing’s 68th Annual Tony Awards will air on the CBS Television Network on Sun Jun 8, 2014 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT), live from the Radio City Music Hall. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.  The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thurs Apr 24, 2014, for all Broadway Read More


Ivey & Fleischman saluted at Acting Company's Gala


Peter Hagan Appointed President of DPS

Theatrical agent Peter Hagan has been pointed president of Dramatists Play Service (DPS) beginning Jan 1, 2014. Mr Hagan has been working as an agent for over 25 years representing writers, directors & designers. DPS was founded in 1936 to foster opportunity and proved support for playwrights by publishing acting editions fo their plays and handling nonprofessional and professional leasing rights to these works. Mr Hagan will be replacing Stephen Sultan who will retire at then end of this Read More


2013 Theater Hall of Fame Presentation

The Theater Hall of Fame has announced it's 2013 Inductees. The class of 2013 will be Cherry Jones, Ellen Burstyn, Jerry Zaks, Lynne Meadow, George C Wolfe, Cameron MacKintosh, David Hays & posthumously, Lorraine Hansberry. The 43 Annual Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater will be presented on Mon Jan 27 in the North Rotunda of the Gershwin. Joel Grey will be master of cermonies. For more infomation, please Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/8/13

Hiesenberg is breaking ALL THE WAY to B'way HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED (Off B'way) extends to 12/22 GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS (Off B'way) extends to 11/24 100 MONOLOGUES (Off B'way) extends to 10/25 Opening Tonight: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (Regional), BRONX BOMBERS (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/3/13

NYMF Gala will honor Billy Porter PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Off B'way) will close 1/12/14 KINKY BOOTS (B'way) recoups in 30 weeks Opening Tonight: LADY DAY (Off B'way), BAD JEWS (Off B'way), THE FEW (Regional) First Preview Tonight: TWO POINT OH (Off B'way), THE LANDING (Off B'way), JULIUS CAESAR (Off B'way) Read More


NYMF Gala honoring Billy Porter

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced that Billy Porter will be honored at its 10th Anniversary Gala to be held on Sun Nov 10, at the Hudson Theater in Manhattan. The Gala will also celebrate NYMF's 10 years of creating and nurturing new musical theatre. Actress Susan Blackwell, who hosted last year's Gala and starred in this summer's Volleygirls at NYMF, will return as host of the evening's entertainment.  For more information or to purchase your Read More


Page 73 Productions announces Development Program Finalists

Page 73 Productions has announced 26 semi-finalists for their 2014 development programs. Page 73's slate of individually-tailored developmental programs for early-career playwrights includes the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, the Interstate 73 writers group, and the Summer Residency at Yale University. The semifinalists include Clare Barron, Alexander Borinsky, Jonathan Caren, Kimberly Davies, Gabriel Jason Dean, Meghan Deans, (Mashuq) Deen, Sarah Espanier, Cory Finley, Sarah Read More


Peccadillo presents a reading of THE SECOND MAN

Peccadillo Theater Company will present a staged reading of SN Behrman’s 1927 play THE SECOND MAN, under the direction of Peccadillo’s Artistic Director Dan Wackerman, Mon Oct 14 at 7:00 PM at Theatre at St Clement’s (423 W 46th St). The cast will feature Jordan Baker & Greg Hildreth. 'The Second Man" concerns a hack writer faced with a romantic choice between a wealthy woman who supports him financially and a beautiful younger woman who adores him. Read More


Baker & Joseph win "Mimi" Awards

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust announced it will honor playwrights Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph at the Sixth Annual Steinberg Playwright “Mimi” Awards on Mon Nov 18 at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York. The “Mimi” Awards are presented biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights and to recognize the promise they hold for the future of American theater. The Steinberg Playwright Award is Read More


Irish Rep Presents Seamus Heaney tribute

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced that it will pay tribute to Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet, playwright and lecturer Seamus Heaney with REMEMBERING SEAMUS: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF SEAMUS HEANEY which will take place on Mon Nov 4 at 7:00 PM at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd St).  The evening will be hosted by poet Paul Muldoon, and special guests will include author Colum McCann, Loretta Brennan Glucksman & Jean Kennedy Smith, the Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/27/13

York Theatre Company announces 2013-2014 Season Cast of TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY (Off B'way) announced Angela Lansbury inducted into Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame (Re) Opening Tonight: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Off B'way) Read More


Angela Lansbury to be inducted to Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Prod Dir) has announced the creation of the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame to honor theatrical luminaries who have graced the New Hope stage. The inaugural inductee will be the five-time Tony Award winner and Playhouse alumna Angela Lansbury. Harold Prince will present Ms Lansbury with her Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame honoree award. The induction ceremony will include a tribute performance by some of Ms. Lansbury's Broadway Read More


NYTW names Jeremy Blocker Managing Director

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Board of Trustees Co-Presidents Noel Kirnon & Heather Randall, have announced that Jeremy Blocker has been named the theatre’s new Managing Director. Mr. Blocker replaces William Russo who is now the Managing Director of Cambridge's American Repertory Theater.  Fred Walker currently serves as NYTW's Interim Managing Director. Press agent: Richard Kornberg & Assoc (944-9444)   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/24/13

CSC's ROMEO & JULIET (Off B'way) delays previews until 9/28 NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Off B'way) delays until 9/27 First Preview Tonight: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (Regional), SARAH FLOOD IN SALEM MASS (Off B'way), BIKE AMERICA (Off B'way), THE MODEL APARTMENT (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: ARGUENDO (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/19/13

Sting's THE LAST SHIP (B'way) is headed to B'way in Fall 2014 following Chicago Tryout Richard Topol replaces Joe Pantoliano in BRONX BOMBERS (Off B'way) ARGUENDO (Off B'way) extends to 10/13 First Preview tonight: LADY DAY (Off B'way), BAD JEWS (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: ROMEO AND JULIET (B'way), ALL THE WAY (Regional) Read More


Library for Performing Arts will present Hirschfeld Exhibit

In The Line King's Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library, The Library for the Performing Arts will present the largest exhibition of Al Hirschfeld's artwork and archival material from its collection. On display from Oct 17 through Jan 4, 2014, in the Library for the Performing Art's Oenslager Gallery, the free, multimedia exhibition celebrates the Al Hirschfeld Foundation's latest gift of Hirschfeld papers and objects to the Library, and commemorates the 110th anniversary Read More


BORN FOR BROADWAY benefit at 54 Below

Peter Scolari, Annaleigh Ashford, Karen Akers, Aaron Lazar, John Tartaglia, Howard McGillin, Ali Stroker and others have joined the cast of BORN FOR BROADWAY, the fourth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent to raise money for paralysis-based organizations. The evening will take place at 54 Below (254 West 54th St), on Mon Sept 30. Doors will open to the public at 8:45 PM with a 9:30 PM curtain. The full cast includes Read More


Michael Barra launches Stageworks Media

Media Executive Michael Barra has announced the launch of STAGEWORKS MEDIA, a multi-platform production company focused on adapting content for stages around the globe, and developing theatrical-inspired stories for film, TV, digital, and publishing. STAGEWORKS MEDIA will be developing new work for the stage, connecting large, branded intellectual property owners, film studios, music publishers, book publishers, etc. with the thriving theatrical licensing marketplace.  Allowing Read More


HEARTS AND LIGHTS will play Radio City

MSG Engertainment will present a new production by Doug Wright entitled HEARTS AND LIGHTS starring the Rockettes. "Hearts and Lights" celebrates the vibrant, infectious energy of New York City as seen through the eyes of two cousins, who discover their grandmother's surprising past by uncovering the secrets of the city she loved. The production which start perfs on Thurs Apr 3, 2014 (to 5/4) will be Directed & Choreographed by Linda Haberman. The 90-minute show will feature eight Read More


Il Divo - A Musical Affair will play the Marquis on B'way

The singing group Il Divo will play the Marquis (1535 B'way) for six perfs starting Thurs Nov 7 (to 11/13). Il Divo - A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live, will intertwine the most famous songs from Broadway musicals with the individual theatrical experiences of Carlos, David, Urs and Sébastien. In addition, Heather Headley will be a featured guest for the entire run. The event is produced by James Nederlander. For more information, please visit Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/12/13

Tovah Feldshuh to replace Andrea Martin in PIPPIN (B'way) KD Lang joins AFTER MIDNIGHT (B'way) Opening Tonight: THE OLD FRIENDS (Off B'way), FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN (Off B'way) Read More


Gallery New World Stages presents Art of Ken Fallin

Gallery New World Stages, located at 343 W 49th St, will present THAT FACE: THE ART OF KEN FALLIN – Broadway, Hollywood & Wall Street.  Curated by Bernard Stote, this exhibit will feature over 75 original works of Caricature Art of popular cultural icons from Broadway community, Hollywood, politics, and Wall Street. The work is on exhibition from through December 31st. New World Stages will be donating a portion of Opening Night's proceeds to benefit Read More


Broadway Cares Broadway Flea Market

More than 50 beloved and rising stars of stage and screen – including 19 Tony Award winners – will sign autographs and take photos on Sun Sept 22 at the 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year's festive outdoor market promises a day filled with unique showbiz treasures, your favorite cast members and exclusive theatre experiences up for auction. Free and open to the public, the Read More


Abongdon Theatre Company's Benefit Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company is set to celebrate its 2013-14 Season with Abingdon: Swinging on a Star, its Annual Benefit Gala and dinner, on Mon Oct 7 at Espace (635 West 42nd St) beginning at 6:00 PM. Dick Cavett is set to host. The evening honors award-winning veteran of stage, screen and television, Frances Sternhagen. The gala also honors Barbara Blair Randall, President of New York’s Fashion Center Business Improvement District, and actress Sheila Burkert. Proceeds Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/10/13

Andy Karl & Margo Seibert will star in ROCKY (B'way) Theater for a New Audiece's new home in Booklyn named the Polonsky Shakespeare Center Fifth Annual Broadway Salutes will take place on Tues Sept 24 First Preview Tonight: I CAN SEE NOW (WITH THE WHEELCHAR ON MY FACE) (Off B'way), THE FILM SOCIETY (Off B'way), ARGUENDO (Off B'way) Read More


2013 Artios Awards

The Casting Society of America (CSA) have announced that it will honor President of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler with the organization’s Career Achievement Award at the 29th Annual Artios Awards. The evening will be hosted by Harvey Fierstein. CSA will also present esteemed Casting Director Linda Lowy with the Hoyt Bowers Award, and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Michael J Fox with the New York Apple Award. The 2013 Artios Awards will take place on Mon Nov 18, with award Read More


Fifth Annual Broadway Salutes

On Tues Sept 24, 2013, The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) will present the fifth annual Broadway Salutes, a celebration -- free and open to the public – which honors the countless professionals who have made Broadway great for decades. In this industry-wide event, which will take place at the Times Square Visitor Center (1560 B'way) in the heart of the theatre district, theater professionals will receive special recognition for having Read More


The Daily INDEX - 8/28/13

Full cast & designers announced for MTC's THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA (Off B'way) Soho Rep will present NY Premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE (Off B'way) and World Premiere of AN OCTOROON (Off B'way) THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY (Off B'way) set to close 9/29 Opening Tonight: THE AWAKE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 8/27/13

Full cast & designers announced for IF/THEN (B'way & Special Attractions) Cast announced for the Public's ARGUENDO (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: THE HATMAKER'S WIFE (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: THE CHEATER'S CLUB (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 8/20/13

LET IT BE (B'way) set to close 9/1 MOTHER'S & SONS slated for B'way in Spring 2014 DAMES AT SEA (B'way) sets sail for B'way First Preview Tonight: THE HILL TOWN PLAYS (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: SCOTT AND HEM AND THE GARDEN OF ALLAH (Off B'way), CLIFFORD ODETS'S AWAKE & SING (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 8/15/13

Tom Skerritt will join A TIME TO KILL (B'way) Sting's THE LAST SHIP is aiming for B'way in 2014 Ma-Yi Theatre Company will present BIKE AMERICA (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: SOUL DOCTOR (B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 8/13/13

Jessie Mueller will by Carole King in BEAUTIFUL (Regional, B'way)  THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY (Off B'way) extend to 11/17 BRENDAN AT THE CHELSEA (Off B'way) will play the Acorn starting 9/4 Read More


The Daily INDEX - 8/9/13

Roundabout Underground will present World Premiere of TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO SOON (Off B'way) Prospect Theater Company will present TAMAR OF THE RIVER (Off B'way) Project Y Theatre Company's A USER'S GUIDE TO HELL, FEATURING BERNARD MADOFF (Off B'way) will have it's World Premiere at Atlantic Stage 2 Read More


The Daily INDEX - 8/7/13

James Snyder joins IF/THEN (B'way) Karina Smirnoff & Maksim Chmerkovskiy will stay in FOREVER TANGO (Special Attraction) till 8/18 Women's Project announces 2013/2014 season Opening Tonight: GHETTO BABYLON (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 8/2/13

Anthony Rapp joins IF/THEN (B'way) Diahann Carroll, Anika Noni Rose & Sophie Okonedo join Denzel Washington in A RAISIN IN THE SUN (B'way) revival Read More


The Daily INDEX (7/31/13)

William Hurt, TR Knight & Daphne Rubin-Vega join CSC's ROMEO & JULIET (Off B'way) 2nd Stage's MURDER FOR TWO (Off B'way) extends again to 8/25 Josh Lamon, Rory O'Malley & Wesley Taylor join LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 7/25/13

Tracy Lett's KILLER JOE is aimed for B'way in 2014 directed by Pam MacKinnon  Luis Fonsi will join FOREVER TANGO (Special Attraction) 7/30 Opening Tonight: LMNOP (Special Attraction), MURDER FOR TWO (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 7/23/13

Casting announced for Signature's STOP. RESET. (Off B'way) MTC extends CHOIR BOY (Off B'way) to 8/11 Opening Tonight: STORYVILLE (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: HARBOR (Off B'way), LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, A NEW MUSICAL (Special Attractions)   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 7/19/13

Fantasia Burrino will star in AFTER MIDNIGHT (B'way) MTC announces Brian F O'Byrne  & Debra Messing in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR (B'way)  & THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA (Off B'way)  with Blythe Danner & Sarah Jessica Parker Read More


The Daily INDEX - 7/17/13

IF/THEN (B'way) will play the Richard Rodgers starting 3/4/14 Anne-Marie Duff will be Lady MacBeth opposite Ethan Hawke in LCT's MACBETH (B'way) Opening Tonight: VIOLET (Special Attractions), HELLO DOLLY! (Special Attractions),  First Preview Tonight: SOUL DOCTOR (B'way) Read More


IF/THEN will play the Richard Rodgers starting 3/4/14

IF/THEN (B'way) will start previews on Tues Mar 4 for an official Opening on Thurs Mar 27 at the Richard Rodgers. The musical by Brian Yorkey (Book & Lyrics) and Tom Kitt (Music) is Produced by David Stone and Directed by Michael Grief. Idina Menzel will star.  Read More


The Daily INDEX - 7/16/13

Josh Young & Caroline Bowman will headline the EVITA tour CHOIR BOY (Off B'way) extends to 8/4 MURDER FOR TWO (Off B'way) extends to 8/17 COLIN QUINN: UNCONSTITUTIONAL (Off B'way) extends to 8/8 First Preview Tonight: LET IT BE (Special Attraction), BILL W & DR BOB (Off B'way) Read More


Broadway Cares will present CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids has announced that CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION has found its B’way home. The star-studded benefit concert celebrating and starring the legendary Chita Rivera will play the August Wilson (245 W 52 St) at 8:00 PM on Mon Oct 7, 2013. The one-night only performance in honor of Rivera's 80th birthday will be produced by and benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets are now on sale at broadwaycares.org/chita. VIP tickets and sponsorship packages also Read More


The Daily INDEX - 7/11/13

Lois Enrique will join FOREVER TANGO (Special Attraction) AVENUE Q (Off B'way) will celebrate it's 10th Annviersary in NY on 7/31 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids will present CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION benefit at the August Wilson Read More


Sting will perform benefit concerts for Public

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Exec Dir) has announced that, for the first and only time, Sting will perform songs from his new album, “The Last Ship”, for 10 concerts to benefit The Public Theater in their 260-seat Anspacher from Wed Sept 25 (to 10/9). An evening of music and storytelling with one of the world’s most prolific artists, these performances will offer unique insight into the creative process of both his new album, to be Read More


The Daily INDEX - 7/9/13

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (B'way) extends to 10/9 Rachel Dratch joins cast of LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST (Special Attractions) First Preview Tonight: FOREVER TANGO (Special Attraction), FIRST DATE (B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 7/2/13

EVITA National Tour announces schedule Irish Rep's GIBRALTAR extends to 7/28 Opening Tonight: CHOIR BOY (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 6/27/13

Zach Braff will star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at the St James in Mar 2014 Two new Annie's (Taylor Richardson & Sadie Sink) will be adopted 7/28 Camargo, Guarini & Ruff join cast of ROMEO & JULIET (B'way) Opening tonight: UNLOCK'D (Off B'way), THE UNAVOIDABLE DISAPPEARANCE OF TOM DURNIN (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 6/26/13

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will play the Lyceum starting 9/20 Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale will star in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (B'way) Playwrights Realm will present THE HATMAKER'S WIFE (Off B'way) JR Sullivan will step down as Artistic Director of The Pearl Theatre Company on 7/19 Opening Tonight: ANIMAL CRACKERS (Special Attraction), AMERICAN HERO (Special Attraction) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 6/25/13

John Grisham's A TIME TO KILL will play the Golden starting Sept 28 AFTER MIDNIGHT (formerly Cotton Club Parade) will play the Brooks Atkinson starting 10/18 Tupac musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME is aiming for B'way Rattlestick announces its 2013-2014 Season   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 6/19/13

Faith Prince will play Miss Hannigan in ANNIE (B'way) Karina Smirnoff & Maksim Chmerkovskiy will perform in FOREVER TANGO (B'way) Renée Elise Goldsberry will star in I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER... (Special Attraction) Opening Tonight: MUCKRAKERS (Off B'way), THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 6/14/13

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is aiming for B'way starring Neil Patrick Harris Classic Stage Company announces 2013/2014 Season KINKY BOOTS will tour starting Sept 2014 Due to injury sustained by Amanda Plummer, previews are canceled for THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY (Off B'way). Opening still on schedule. Opening Tonight: A KID LIKE JAKE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 6/13/13

Lincoln Center Theater announces four new shows: DOMESTICATED (Off B'way), MACBETH (B'way), ACT ONE (B'way) & THE CITY OF CONVERSATION (Off B'way) Read More


Public's Pirates of Penzance Concert - rain date set

After a rain-out last night, the Star Studded Pirate's benefit will take place at 8:00 PM on 6/11 Read More


The Daily INDEX (6/10/13)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (B'way) extends to 8/25 THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY (Off B'way) delays previews to 6/13 for additional technical work Rebecca Luker will star in World Premiere of Ahren & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER at the Kennedy Center A CHRISTMAS STORY will tour again including a stop at Madison Square Garden Read More


The Daily INDEX - 6/6/13

The Public extends VENICE (Off B'way) to 6/30 Terry Kinney will direct Keith Reddin's REAR WINDOW (B'way) F#%KING UP EVERYTHING (Off B'way) is set to close 6/13 Will Chase & Stephanie J Block will star in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: SONGAG: REBORN (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 6/4/13

I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN (Off B'way) will play Theatre Row's Beckett Vineyard will present the World Premiere of ARLINGTON (Off B'way) in 2014 THE LANDING (Off B'way) will star David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney & Paul Anthony Stewart Opening Tonight: GOOD TELEVISION (Off B'way), POTTED POTTER (Off B'way), SOMEWHERE FUN (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: THE BOAT FACTORY (Off B'way) Read More


TITANIC in concert at Avery Fisher

Manhattan Concert Productions has announced thesecond installment of its Broadway Series, with a concert performance of the B’way musical, TITANIC, for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall (Columbus Ave at 65thSt) on Mon Feb 17, 2014. This concert performance willfeature a star-studded cast with over one hundred singersfrom around the country, a host of professional membersfrom the Broadway community, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra. All will perform the score by Maury Yeston under Read More


The Daily INDEX - 5/31/13

LES MISERABLES (B'way) will return to the Imperial starting 3/1/14 Eric Anderson will play Shlomo in SOUL DOCTOR (B'way) CINDERLLA/CENDRILLON (Off B'way) will close NYTW's 2013-2014 Season Read More


SOUL DOCTOR will play Circle in the Square this Summer

SOUL DOCTOR, which played Off-B'way in the Summer of 2012, will begin Previews on July 17 for an Opening on August 15 at Circle in the Square. Read More


League Releases 2012-13 Season Statistics


The Daily INDEX - 5/28/13

FAR FROM HEAVEN (Off B'way) extends to 7/7 Rebecca Hall will star in Roundabout's MACHINAL (B'way) Opening Tonight: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Special Attraction), BOTALLACK O'CLOCK (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: SONTAG REBORN (Off B'way), THE EXPLORERS CLUB (Off B'way), VENICE (B'way)     Read More


The Daily INDEX (5/24/13)

Actors Equity will turn 100 on Sunday Pasadena Playhouse will present the World Premiere of ABOVE THE FOLD (Regional) The Irish Rep will present GIBRALTAR (Off B'way) an adaptation of Ulysses  LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Off B'way) will play Second Stage in Oct 2013   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 5/21/13

FOREVER TANGO will return to B'way for a limited engagement. Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) buys The Foxwoods from Live Nation Entertainment. HERE LIES LOVE (Off B'way) extends to 7/28 First Preview Tonight: BOTALLACK O'CLOCK (Off B'way) Read More


GLASS MENAGERIE books Booth

The upcoming revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, produced by Jeffrey Richards & John N. Hart Jr, in association with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), will play the Booth.   Performances begin Thursday, September 5 for a PRess Opening on Thursday, September 26. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 5/16/13

VANYA AND SONIA AND MARSHA AND SPIKE (B'way) extends to 7/28 THE DRAWER BOY (Off B'way) will close 5/19 Pearl's THIS SIDE OF NEVERLAND (Off B'way) extends to 5/26 Josh Sherman joins APA's New York office, focusing on expanding APA's Theatrical/Stage division Annaleigh Asford & Michael Urie receive Equity's Clarence Derwent Awards Kristine Nielsen & Lewis J. Stadlen receive Equity’s Richard Seff Award   Read More


The 10th Anniversary Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon

The 10th Anniversary Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon will be presented on Thurs June 13 at the New York Friars Club. The Special Guest is James M Nederlander. Estelle Parsons is emcee. The 2013 Fellowships will be presented to Actor/Singer/Dancer Raymond J. Lee by Joel Grey and Director Evan Cabnet by Andre Bishop. Contact: Exec. Producer Terry Hodge Taylor (212) 307-1226  Website theaterhalloffame.org.     Read More


The Daily INDEX - 5/15/13

Roundabout announces B'way production of THE WINSLOW BOY and postpones THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Long Wharf will present the World Premiere of Heidi Schrek's THE CONSULTANT (Regional) Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS returning to B'way Jed Bernstein has been named the new President of Lincoln Center First Preview Tonight: THE WEIR (Off B'way), SOMEWHERE FUN (Off B'way), THREE KINDS OF EXILE (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: THE GOLDEN DRAGON (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 5/9/13

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony Awards BUYER AND CELLAR (Off B'way) will transfer to the Barrow St in June MURDER BALLAD (Off B'way) extends to 9/29 Opening Tonight: BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS... (Off B'way), THE FABULOUS LIPITONES (Special Attractions), A PUBLIC READING OF... (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 5/8/13

Beatles concert event LET IT BE (B'way) will play the St James Read More


The Daily INDEX - 5/7/13

NO MAN'S LAND will play pre-B'way engagement at Berkeley Rep ORPHANS (B'way) will close 5/19 Megan Hilty & Aaron Lazar will star in a staged reading of B'way aimed revision of CAN-CAN (Jul 15-17) Opening Tonight: WHITE HOT (Off B'way), OLD FASHIONED PROSTITUTES (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: MURDER BALLAD (Off B'way) Read More


Irish Rep's 25th Anniversary Gala

Mon June 10 Tom Hanks will host the Irish Repertory Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Gala, “Something Wonderful: the songs of Rogers & Hammerstein.” Charlotte Moore will direct the evening that will feature classic Rogers & Hammerstein songs from their iconic musicals including “Oklahoma!,” “Carousel,”“State Fair,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” & “The Sound of Music.” The gala will take place at Read More


Vineyard Presents The Songs of Dory Previn

Mon June 17 Vineyard Theatre will present Vineyard Celebrates the Songs of Dory Previn, a special, one-night-only benefit concert featuring the iconic work of the legendary singer and songwriter at 7:00 PM at The Vineyard  (108 E 15 St).  The concert will  celebrate Ms Previn's brilliant and fiercely idiosyncratic songbook with performances by such notable artists as Michael Cerveris, Montego Glover, Julia Greenberg, Judy Kuhn, Nellie McKay, Jessie Mueller, Stew , and others to be Read More


MCC presents reading of THE MERCY SEAT

Mon June 17 MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Dir; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a one-night only reading of Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute’s play, THE MERCY SEAT at 7:30 PM at the Lucille Lortel (121 Christopher St).  This staged reading will feature Julianna Margulies & Paul Rudd  The event is part of MCC’s celebration of a decade of collaboration and new work with Mr LaBute. Proceeds will benefit MCC Read More


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will tryout in SF

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will have it's World Premiere in San Francisco prior to it's B'way run Read More


31st Annual Fred and Astele Astaire Awards

Mon Jun 3 The 31st Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards (Patricia Watt, Prod) will be presented at the NYU Skirball Center (566 LaGuardia Pl). The awards are given to honor dancers and choreographers on the Broadway stage and in film. This year’s awards will honor Marge Champion, with the The Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, and a special award will be given to Ted Chapin of the Rogers and Hammerstein Foundation for his outstanding contribution to Musical Theatre. Special tribute Read More


Public's Pirates of Penzance Concert

Mon June 10 The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Exec Dir) announced that Kevin Kline will reprise his role of The Pirate King with Glenn Close as Ruth, Eric Idle as the Sergeant and Martin Short as Major-General Stanley in the one-night-only concert performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE for The Public’s annual gala. Co-chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover & Renée Beaumont, this summer evening will also honor the late Nora Ephron Read More


American Theatre Wing's 2013 Gala

Mon Sept 16 The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Ave @ Central Park S), will honor Harold Prince. Anki Leeds & CeCe Black will serve as Gala co-chairs. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the educational and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/30/13

The 2013 Tony Nominations have been announced THE TESTAMENT OF MARY (B'way) will close 5/5 Douglas Denoff aims to bring THE 39 STEPS back to off-B'way in the Fall    Read More


Testament of Mary will close 5/5

After picking up a Tony Nomination for Best Play, THE TESTAMENT OF MARY (B'way) has announced that it will close on 5/5 Read More


2013 Tony Award Nominees Announced

Here are the nominees for the 2013 Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing: Read More


Rocky will play the Wintergarden

ROCKY: THE MUSICAL will play the Wintergarden on B'way starting Feb 2014 Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/26/13

Full details announced for ART's THE GLASS MENAGERIE (B'way) The Public's HERE LIES LOVE (Off B'way) extends  to 6/30 Second Stage's THE TUTORS (Off B'way) announces cast & designers The Old Globe announces two World Premieres for its 2013/2014 Season Primary Stages announces THE MODEL APARTMENT (Off B'way) for Sept  Read More


A.R.T.'s The Glass Menagerie heading to B'way

The American Repertory Theater's production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE will play B'way starting Previews Thurs Sept 5, for an Opening Thurs Sept 26 at a Shubert Theater TBA. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/24/13

THE JUNGLE BOOK (Regional) World Premiere announces cast Andrew Samonsky steps in for Ryan Silverman in World Premiere of SOMEWHERE IN TIME (Regional) Lindsay Mendez will be the latest Elphaba in WICKED (B'way) Opening Tonight: I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS (B'way), THE DRAWER BOY (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/23/13

The Amoralists will present THE CHEATERS CLUB (off B'way) & RANTOUL AND DIE (off B'way) PINKOLANDIA (Off Bway) at Intar announces casting & designers Opening Tonight: HERE LIES LOVE (off B'way), THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/19/13

MAMMA MIA! will transfer to the Broadhurst in late 2013 BULLETS OVER BROADWAY books the St James for Apr 2014 The Public's HERE LIES LOVE (Off B'way) extends to 6/2 First Preview Tonight: THIS SIDE OF NEVERLAND (Off B'way), THE DRAWER BOY (Off B'way) Read More


Bulletts Over Broadway books St James

The new musical BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (B'way), based on the 1994 film has booked the St James with plans for an Apr 2014 opening. Read More


Mamma Mia! headed to Broadhurst

MAMMA MIA! (B'way) will transfer to the Broadhurst in late 2013 after 5,000 perfs at the Wintergarden Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/17/13

Rattlestick's BUYER & CELLAR extends to 5/12 The Kennedy Center will present the World Premiere of Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER (Regional) Opening Tonight: THE LAST WILL (Off Bway), THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES (B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX (4/16/13)

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE announces casting & designers for Pasadena Playhouse World Premiere The Public announces its 2013/2014 Season Ensemble Studio Theatre's FINKS extends to 5/5 THE MADRID at MTC extends to 5/5 Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/10/13

Mary-Louise Parker will return to B'way in SNOW GEESE (B'way) A CHRISTMAS STORY aims return to B'way next holiday season. Prospect Theatre Company will present Carner & Gregor's UNLOCK'D (Off B'way) The Old Globe will present World Premiere  of THE LAST GOODBYE (Off B'way) POTTED POTTER (Off B'way) plots a return to the Little Shubert this summer First Preview Tonight: BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/9/13

HANDS ON A HARDBODY (B'way) will close 4/13 MTC's MURDER BALLAD (Off B'way) will transfer to the Union Square starting 5/7 World Premiere of PRIMROSE PATH (Regional) announces casting & designers World Premiere of IN A YEAR WITH 13 MOONS (Regional) announces casting & designers Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/5/13

Scott Rudin will produce a revival of BETRAYAL (B'way) starring Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz New program Encores! Off-Center will present THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, VIOLET (starring Sutton Foster) & I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER... Full cast announced for AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Off B'way) First Previews: THE LAST WILL (Off B'way), I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS (B'way), JEKYLL & HYDE (B'way) Read More


2013 Lucille Lortel Nominations Announced

The Off-Broadway League has announced nominations in 14 categories and two additional special awards for the 2013 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway.  The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sun May 5 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM, and hosted by Aasif Mandvi and Maura Tierney.  This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/4/13

THE DRAWER BOY (Off B'way) will transfer to the Soho Playhouse  The Vineyard will produce World Premiere of Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN (Off B'way) Alicia Hall Moran & Nathaniel Stampley will star in the PORGY AND BESS National Tour First Preview Tonight: PLENTY OF TIME (Off B'way), NIKOLAI AND THE OTHES (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: KINKY BOOTS (B'way), KAFKA'S MONKEY (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 4/2/13

Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad will be ROMEO & JULIET on B'way Read More


The Daily INDEX 3/27/13

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE headed for B'way? Director & Design team announced for York's I'M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF (Off B'way) The Flea will present the World Premiere of WHITE HOT (Off B'way) Full casting announced for A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED PLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY (Off B'way) Cleveland Playhouse will present two World Premieres in its 13/14 Season Opening Tonight: A DREAM PLAY (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: GOOD WITH PEOPLE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/26/13

David Morse will headline Roundabout's THE UNAVOIDABLE DISAPPEARANCE OF TOM DURNIN (Off B'way) Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS (Off B'way) will round out Playwrights Horizon's 13/14 Season FOREVER DUSTY (Off B'way) will close 4/7, but plans to tour ALL IN THE TIMING (Off B'way) extends to 4/28 Philip Seymour Hoffman will direct Labyrinth's A FAMILY FOR ALL OCCASIONS (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: ORPHANS (B'way), THE TESTAMENT OF MARY (B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/22/13

Kelli O'Hara & Stephen Pasquale will headline FAR FROM HEAVEN (Off B'way) Playwrights Horizons announces its 2013/2014 Season Pearl announces casting & designers for THIS SIDE OF NEVERLAND (Off B'way) First preview tonight: A DREAM PLAY (Off B'way), THE BIG KNIFE (B'way), THE CALL (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/21/13

Urban Stage's HONKY (Off B'way) Extends to 4/14 New Federal will present a revival of PLENTY OF TIME (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: HANDS ON A HARDBODY (B'way), HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES (B'way), THE NANCE (B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX 3/20/13

ALLEGIANCE will get a developmental lab staging in NY this spring Rattlestick's THE REVISIONIST gets a second extension through Apr 27   Read More


2013 Lucille Lortel Awards

Sun May 5 The Off-Broadway League will present the 2013 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway.  The 28th Annual Lortel Awards will be handed out at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM. The program will be hosted by Aasif Mandvi & Maura Tierney. Todd Haimes will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Neil LaBute will be inducted onto the Lucille Lortel Theatre’s Playwrights’ Sidewalk. Nominees will be announced via press release at Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/18/13

The American Theatre Wing's 67th Annual Tony Awards will be back in Radio City Music  Hall on Sun Jun 9  LADY DAY (Off B'way) will play the Little Shubert in Sept Second Stage's THE LAST FIVE YEARS (off B'way) extends to 5/12 Culture Project will rename 45 Bleecker St Theater the Lynn Regrave Theatre in June Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/13/13

Goodspeed announces Stephen Schwartz's SNAPSHOTS: A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK & THE FABULOUS LIPITONES for their Norma Terris Season.  New York Theatre Workshop has announced its 2013-2014 Season First Preview Tonight: FOR LOVE (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: THE LYING LESSON (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/8/13

The Pearl reschedules AND AWAY WE GO (Off B'way) till November and replaces it with THIS SIDE OF NEVERLAND (Off B'way) The Old Globe postpones THE HONEYMOONERS (Regional) MTC's THE MADRID (Off B'way) extends to 5/5 First Preview Tonight: HONKY (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/7/13

FIRST DATE (B'way) will play the Longacre starting 7/9 Transport Group will present new musical THE MEMORY SHOW (Off B'way) Signature's OLD HATS (Off B'way) extends to 5/9 Steppenwolf announces two World Premieres Irish Rep's DONNYBROOK! extends to 4/28 Opening Tonight: ANN (B'way) First Preview Tonight: THE (*) INN (Off B'way), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Off B'way)   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/5/13

PASSION (Off B'way), REALLY REALLY (Off B'way), BELLEVILLE (Off B'way) & THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Off B'way) all extend Read More


The Daily INDEX - 3/1/13

ORPHANS (B'way) announces new Preview & Opening dates Abingdon will present Robert Brustein's THE LAST WILL (Off B'way) THE MOUND BUILDERS (Off B'way) extends to 4/14 First Previews Tonight: LUCKY GUY (B'way), NEVA (Off B'way), THE DRAWER BOY (Off B'way) Read More


27th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition

Mon Apr 22 (4:30 PM) & Tues Apr 23 (2:00 PM) The 27th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held at the Minskoff (200 W 45th St). The Easter Bonnet Competition is a two-day Broadway spectacular that celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions. Performers from participating shows sing, dance and wear stunningly creative and outrageously original Easter Read More


58th Annual Drama Desk Awards

Sun May 19 The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St). The Nominations Announcement News Conference will take place on Mon Apr 29 at 11:00 AM at 54 Below and will be announced by John Lloyd Young &  Jan Maxwell. The show is written by Bill Rosenfield and directed by Jack Cummings III. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. The President of Drama Desk is Isa Goldberg. The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be webcast Read More


Broadway Beauty Pageant

Mon May 20 The seventh annual “Broadway Beauty Pageant” is set for 8:00 PM at the NYU Skirball Center (60 Washington Sq S). The popular event is the annual benefit of New York’s Ali Forney Center. “The Broadway Beauty Pageant” will feature male cast members representing their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview and swimsuit competitions. The contestants will go head to head in front of a panel of celebrity judges, but Read More


67th Annual Tony Awards

Sun June 9 The American Theatre Wing’s 67th Annual Tony Awards will air on the CBS Television Networkat 8:00 PM live from Radio City Music Hall. The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thurs Apr 25 for all Broadway productions opening in the 2012-2013 season. The Nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards will be announced live on Tues Apr 30. Press contact: Slate PR (235-6813)...   Read More


Outer Critics Circle Awards

Thurs May 23 Tthe annual Outer Critics Circle awards ceremony will be held on at  Sardi’s Restaurant. The  Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, has announced that Robert Cuccioli & Laila Robins will announce the nominees for the 2012-13 season on Mon Apr 22 at The Friars Club (57 East 55th St). Outer Critics Circle will post award nominations in 23 Read More


Tony Nominations Press Conference

The 67th Annual Tony nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 30. Read More


Kitt & Yorkey's IF/THEN starring Idina Menzel will arrive on B'way in 2014

Idina Menzel set to star in Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey's IF/THEN (B'way) at a Nederlander Theatre TBA in March 2014 following a tryout at the National in Washington DC Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/28/13

Idina Menzel set to star in Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey's IF/THEN (B'way) at a Nederlander Theatre TBA in March 2014 following a tryout at the National in Washington DC Jenny Powers (Louis Lane), David Pittu (Dr Sedgwick), Erich Bergen, Alli Mauzey, James Saito & Will Swenson join Encores production of ITS A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE... ITS SUPERMAN (Special Attraction) Opening Tonight: PASSION (Off B'way), THE REVISIONIST (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/27/13

Page 73 will present Kara Manning's SLEEPING ROUGH (Off B'way) starting 4/3 The Goodman Theatre announces three World Premieres as part of it's 2013-2014 season Keen Company extends THE OLD BOY (Off B'way) to 3/30 Opening Tonight: YEARS OF SKY (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/26/13

A reimagined PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will tour staring November  Williamstown Theatre Festival announces 2013 summer season including World Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Second Stage announces World Premire of THE TUDORS (Off Bway) & new musical MURDER FOR TWO (Off B'way) for its Uptown Summer Season Arena Stage announces 4 World Premieres First Preview Tonight: DETROIT '67 (Off B'way), THE MOUND BUILDERS (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: THE MADRID (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/23/13

THE RASCALS will re-unite on B'way Casting & Designers announced for World Premiere of SOMEWHERE IN TIME (Regional) First Preview Tonight: LUCY LOVES ME (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/21/13

Ben Foster will replace Shia Labeouf in THE ORPHANS (B'way) MCC's REALLY REALLY (Off B'way) extends to 3/24  Darren Goldstein wil replace Christopher Evan Welch in MTC's THE MADRID (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: JESUS IN INDIA (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: YEARS OF SKY (Off B'way), ON THE HEAD OF A PIN (Off B'way) Read More


THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN postponed

Eric Coble's new play THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN has postponed its B'way production which was scheduled to Open this spring. Producers hope to present the play next season. Read More


MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST postponed

Producer Larry Kate has annouced that Beth Henley's comedy THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST, which was to have starred Amber Tamblyn has been postponed due to cast scheduling conflicts. Mr Kate hopes to mount the production next season.     Read More


Shia LaBeouf orphans ORPHANS

"Due to creative differences". Shia LaBeouf will not be starring in Lyle Kessler's ORPHANS on B'way. The production which is helmed by Daniel Sullivan and also stars Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge is scheduled to begin Perfs on Mar 19 for an Opening on Apr 7. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/20/13

Jessie Mueller will replace Kelli O'Hara in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, Broderick extends to 6/15 Jane Lynch will be Miss Hannigan in ANNIE (B'way) Shia LaBeouf departs ORPHANS (B'way) Casting & Designers announced for the Public's HERE LIES LOVE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/19/13

LES MISERABLES will return to B'way in 2014, based on the re-mounted tour at a Shubert theater TBA Casting announced for Off B'way transfer of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opening Tonight: REALLY REALLY (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: HIT THE WALL (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/14/13

Playwrights Horizon's THE CALL (Off B'way) will starr AuCoin, Butler, Davis, Dickinson & Jones Joshua Salzman & Ryan Cunningham and Kamala Sankaram win 2013 Jonathan Larson Awards Opening Tonight: FROM WHITE PLAINS (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: THE NORTH POOL (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/13/13

MTC announces 7@7 Reading Series Drama Desk Spring Panel Discussion/Luncheon Announced Opening Tonight: MNEMONISH OF DUTCHESS COUNTY (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: LEND ME A TENOR (Special Attractions) Read More


Drama Desk Spring Panel Discussion/Luncheon

The Drama Desk will present its annual Spring Panel Discussion/Luncheon at Sardi's (234 W 44th St),  on Fri Mar 22. Entitled "The Art of Storytelling," the panel will explore the challenges actors face when bringing stories to life in front of an audience. Among those who expected to be a part of the Panel are David Strathairn &  Ellen Burstyn. Additional participants will be announced soon. The panel discussion will be moderated by Ronald Rand, Drama Desk member and Read More


MTC announces 7@7 Reading Series

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Dir; Barry Grove, Exec Prod; Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Prod) has announced the lineup for this spring’s Ernst C Stiefel “7@7” Reading Series. The readings kick off Monday, Mar 4 at 7:00 PM and will be held on consecutive Mondays through Apr 15. The readings will take place at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). All readings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs are required. To Read More


The Daily INDEX 2/12/12

Shakespeare in the Park's 2013 season will include THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and a new musical adapation of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Andrew Samonski & Erin Davie begin perfs at THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD tonight Opening Tonight: ALL IN THE TIMING (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: THE OLD BOY (Off B'way), BELLEVILLE (Off B'way), OLD HATS (Off B'way) & JESUS IN INDIA (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/8/13

Mikhail Baryshnikov will star in World Premiere of MAN IN A CASE at Hartford Stage First Preview Tonight: THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY (Off B'way), FROM WHITE PLAINS (Off B'way), TALLEY'S FOLLY (Off B'way), PASSION (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX (2/7/13)

Clive Davis is aiming to bring a revival of MY FAIR LADY to B'way in 2014 Ed Watts is Superman at Encores Opening Tonight: CLIVE (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: DONNYBROOK! (Off B'way) Read More


The Vineyard will present its 30th Anniversary Gala

The Vineyard Theatre has announced its annual Gala, this year celebrating the institution's 30th Anniversary.  This milestone event will take place at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th St) on Mon Mar 18 beginning at 6:00 PM. This year's gala show, directed by Carl Andress, will celebrate the institution's 30th year of developing and producing bold new work at its home in New York’s Union Square. The theatre’s musical theatre legacy will be celebrated with all-star performances Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/6/13

F#%KING UP EVERYTHING (Off B'way) will play the Elektra Urban Stages will present World Premiere of HONKY (Off B'way) The Vineyard will present its 30th Anniversary Gala   Read More


Submissions Only will get a 3rd Season and new producer

"Submissions Only," has announced today the return of the show for its third season. In conjunction with the announcement, it was also confirmed that Kevin McCollum has attached himself to the project. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/5/13

Submissons Only Gets a Season 3 and a new producer TACT's HAPPY BIRTHDAY announces cast & designers First Preview Tonight: THE MADRID (Off B'way), THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD (Off B'way)   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 2/1

Alan Cumming's solo MACBETH will play B'way Casting & Designers announced for Denver Center's SENSE & SENSIBILITY (Regional)   Read More


Alan Cumming's solo MACBETH will play B'way

Alan Cumming will star in a solo version of MACBETH (B'way) which will begin perfs at the Barrymore Sun Apr 7. Ken Davenport & The National Theatre of Scotland will produce. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/31

Signature's OLD HATS extends to 4/7 Opening Tonight: THE VANDAL (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: REALLY REALLY (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/30

I'LL EAT YOU LAST (B'way) will play the Booth  Pearl Theatre announces casting and designers for HENRY IV - PART I (Off B'way) Aaron Sorkin departs the creative team of HOUDINI Opening Tonight: THE MAN UNDER (Off B'way). First Preview Tonight: ISAAC'S EYE (Off B'way), FIORELLO! (Special Attractions) Read More


The Daily Index - 1/29/13

VANYA, SONIA, MARSHA & SPIKE moving to B'way Intar announces cast & designers for LUCY LOVES ME (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: WOMEN OF WILL (Off B'way) Read More


VANYA, SONIA, MARSHA & SPIKE moving to B'way

Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MARSHA AND SPIKE will transfer from LCT's Newhouse to B'way at the John Golden starting Previews Tues Mar 5, and Opening Thurs Mar 14. Click here for more information on the B'way production Click here for more information on the Off B'way production Read More


The Daily INDEX 1/28

Broadway Grosses: CINDERELLA opens strong; EVITA closes strong WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? will close March 3 THE NANCE announces full cast BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S announces full cast Read More


VIRGINIA WOOLF to close March 3

Edward Albee’s WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? will play its final performance on Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00 PM. The production, which began performances on Thursday, September 27, 2012 and officially opened on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Booth will have played 159 performances.  The revival had been slated to play thru March 24... Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/25

MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB (Off B'way) moves its opening to 6/20 Bill Pullman will join THE OTHER PLACE (B'way) starting 2/5 Sheldon Epps will now direct (replacing Lonny Price) SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE at Pasadena Playhouse First Preview Tonight: CINDERELLA (B'way), THE MAN UNDER (Off B'way), BODEGA (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/24

Patrick Steward & Ian McKellen will star in NO MAN'S LAND & WAITING FOR GODOT on B'way in Fall 2013 Due to illness, MANILOW ON BROADWAY delays start of Perfs until Tues Jan 29 Andrew Samonsky will join THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (B'way) replacing Andy Karl who will return to JERSEY BOYS (B'way) Casting & Designers announced for Signature's THE MOUND BUILDERS (off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/23

Keenan-Bolger & Carmello will lead pre-B'way TUCK EVERLASTING (Special Attractions) ALADDIN musical will tryout in Toronto before B'way First Preview Tonight: ALL IN THE TIMING (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: THE STEADFAST (Off B'way) Read More


Keenan-Bolger & Carmello will lead TUCK EVERLASTING

Casting & Designers have been announced for the pre-B'way out-of-town tryout of TUCK EVERLASTING. Click here for more info. Read More


Key Brand Entertainment promotes Anne Rippey

John Gore, CEO of Key Brand Entertainment (KBE), has announced the promotion of Anne Rippey to Chief Marketing Officer of Key Brand Entertainment, effective immediately. Key Brand Entertainment is the parent company of Broadway Across America and Broadway.com.  Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/22

JEKYLL & HYDE (B'way) will play Marquis in April Key Brand Entertainment promotes Anne Rippey Atlantic's THE JAMMER (Off B'way) extends to 2/17 Opening Tonight: THE JAMMER (Off B'way) Read More


Jekyll & Hyde will play Marquis in April

JEKYLL & HYDE will begin Previews on Fri Apr 5 for an Opening on Thurs Apr 18 on B'way at the Marquis (replacing the previously announced Richard Rogers). The production is currently on a National Tour. Click here for info on the B'way Production. Click here for info on the Touring Production Read More


Labyrinth presents 13th Annual Barn Series

Labyrinth Theater Company (Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez Co-Artistic Dirs; Danny Feldman, Managing Dir) has announced their Winter lineup of free play readings for the 13th Annual Barn Series, to be held at the Bank Street throughout the Company’s 2012/13 Season. Read More


MTC Presents its Winter Benefit

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring Broadway’s brightest stars on Mon Jan 28 at The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Fredrick P Rose Hall (B'way & 60th St).  Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/18

Daryl Roth Productions is aiming to bring A TIME TO KILL to B'way in Fall 2013 MTC Presents its Winter Benefit 1/28 Labyrinth presents 13th Annual Barn Series First Preview Tonight: MANILOW ON BROADWAY (B'way), THE VANDAL (Off B'way)   Read More


The Daily Index - 1/17

CAN-CAN revival on Broadway in Spring 2014 Stephen Barker Turner & Babak Tafti will headline Vineyard's THE NORTH POOL (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: CLIVE (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (B'way), THE SUIT (Special Attraction)      Read More


CAN-CAN Revival Kicks Off On B'way In 2014

The musical CAN-CAN will return to Broadway in the Spring of 2014.  Presented by Jonathan Burrows, nephew of the musical’s original Book Writer Abe Burrows, the new production features a revised book by David Lee and Joel Fields.  Mr Lee also directs the production, which features choreography by Patti Colombo and musical direction by Steve Orich. Prior to the Broadway production, a workshop will take place in New York in October 2013.   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/16

Second Stage will produce Alter & Moses' NOBODY LOVES YOU THE MNEMONIST OF DUTCHESS COUNTY will play the Beckett@Theatre Row First Preview Tonight: HAMLET IN BED (Off B'way) Read More


Jason Alexander & Tovah Feldshuh headline York's TWO BY TWO

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir) has announced that Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld,” Jerome Robbins’ Broadway) & Tovah Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony, Irena’s Vow) will star in the season opener of the Winter 2013 Musicals in Mufti Series:  TWO BY TWO, with Book by Peter Stone, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and Music by Richard Rodgers.  Additional casting will be announced shortly. Directed by Martin Read More


The Daily Index - 1/15

Jason Alexander & Tovah Feldshuh headline York's TWO BY TWO Mufti Ma-Yi Theater Company will present JESUS IN INDIA at Theatre@St Clements Opening Tonight: MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS) Read More


The Daily Index - 1/14

BIG FISH books B'way theatre and full cast Broadway Grosses - Week of January 13 Read More


BIG FISH books theatre and cast


The Daily INDEX - 1/11/13

Jessica Johnson & Matt Polk (formerly of Boneau Bryan-Brown) form new theatrical publicity firm Polk & Co and will now represent Roundabout Theatre. Casting announnced for Playwrights Horizon's THE FLICK First preview tonight: BETHANY (Off Bw'ay) Read More


MCC will present Miscast Gala 2013

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Exec Dir) has announced a starry line-up of performers for its annual Miscast gala, to be held Mon Mar 4 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 W 34th St).  Miscast 2013 will honor Judith Light for her illustrious screen and stage career, her work with MCC Theater and her impassioned advocacy of several causes, including Arts in Education.  This year’s Miscast will be hosted by Victor Garber. Read More


Labyrinth presents Celebrity Charades

Labyrinth Theater Company (Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez  Co-Artistic Dirs;  Danny Feldman, Managing Director) has announced its lineup of players (all subject to continued availability) for its signature annual benefit Celebrity Charades, which will take place on Mon Jan 14 at Capitale (130 Bowrey St).  Bobby Cannavale, Josh Charles, Sasha Cohen, Billy Crudup, America Ferrera, Eddie George, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Zoe Kazan, Richard Kind, Padma Read More


Broadway Cares presents Broadway Backwards

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will present the eighth annual edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS, a one-night-only musical performance produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. This year's edition of will be at 8:00 PM on Mon Mar 18 at the Palace (1564 B'way). The event is an annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, performed by their Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/10/13

COTTON CLUB PARADE will head to B'way in Fall 2013 NYTW's BELLEVILLE will feature Armand, Brannon, Dizzia & Keller Irish Rep will present a revival of DONNYBROOK! Barry Manilow will extends on B'way to 2/23   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/8/13

Fiona Shaw will headline THE TESTAMENT OF MARY on B'way Ensemble Studio Theatre will present ISAAC'S EYE (Off B'way) Seth Clayton & Brooke Ashley Laine join MTC's THE MADRID Opening Tonight: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL (Off B'way) Read More


Fiona Shaw will headline THE TESTAMENT OF MARY on B'way

Scott Rudin will produce Colm Tiobin's THE TESTAMENT OF MARY (B'way) at the Walter Kerr starting Mar 26. Deborah Warner will direct the one-woman show which will star Fiona Shaw. Read More


Midler, Mantello team up on Broadway


The Daily INDEX - 1/4/13

A.R.T.'s PIPPIN will transfer to B'way this spring. Cast & Designers announced for Signature's THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD Daniel Oreskes joins cast of THE REVISIONIST BACKBEAT (Regional) cast & designers announced  Read More


PIPPIN will arrive on B'way in March

The new Diane Paulus helmed revival of PIPPIN that opened on Jan 3, 2013 at the American Repertory Theatre, will play the Music Box on B'way starting Previews on Sat Mar 23 for an Opening on Thurs Apr 25. Casting has not been confirmed yet. Click here for information on the A.R.T. production. Click here for the upcoming B'way production. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/3/13

Tina Packer's WOMEN OF WILL (off B'way) will have it's NY Premiere Aziza, Battiste, Dirden, Soule & Wilson headline Public Lab's DETROIT' 67  FROM WHITE PLAINS (off B'way) will transfer to Signature's Studio BOOK OF MORMON (Tour) extends run in Chicago to 9/8 Opening Tonight: PIPPIN (Special Attraction) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 1/2/13

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF extends to 3/24 BODEGA BAY will have it's World Premiere at Abingdon LCT's THE LUCK OF THE IRISH announces cast Read More


The Daily INDEX - 12/21

John Lloyd Young returns to JERSEY BOYS (B'way) 1/11 Cast & Designers announced for HAMLET IN BED (Off B'way) SILENCE! won't close after all! Will resume perfs 1/18 Opening Tonight: FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 12/19

MATILDA (B'way) announces cast Opening Tonight: ALL THAT FALL (Special Attraction) Read More


MATILDA Announces Cast


The Daily Index - 12/18

Designers announced for Chicago tryout of BIG FISH Cast & Designers announced for Mint's KATIE ROCHE  First Preview Tonight: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (B'way), FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: THE GREAT GOD PLAN (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 12/17

Broadway Grosses: 10 Shows Gross Over $1M Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe in Second Stage's THE LAST FIVE YEARS   Read More


Adam Kantor & Betsy Wolfe in LAST FIVE YEARS

Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe will co-star in the in Second Stage's revival of Jason Robert Brown's musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Previews begin on Thursday, March 7 for a Press Opening on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00pm. Jason Robert Brown will direct, and the show will feature scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Jon Weston. The musical director will be Thomas Murray.    Read More


The Daily INDEX 11/14

MTC's GOLDEN AGE (Off B'way) extents to 1/13 KINKY BOOTS (B'way) will start previews two days early First Preview Tonight: PICNIC (B'way) Read More


The Daily Index 12/13

George Wendt joins BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Chris Sieber will re-join CHICAGO Read More


LUCKY GUY announces Cast and Design Team

Joining Tom Hanks in LUCKY GUY, the new play by Nora Ephron, will be Christopher McDonald as lawyer Eddie Hayes; Peter Gerety as editor John Cotter and Peter Scolari as columnist Michael Daly, with Michael Gaston as columnist Jim Dwyer; Dustyn Gulledge as Dino Tortoricci; Deirdre Lovejoy as reporter Louise Imerman and editor Debbie Krenek; Danny Mastrogiorgio as reporter Bob Drury; Richard Masur as editor Jerry Nachman and editor Stanley Joyce; and Stephen Tyrone Williams as Abner Louima. Read More


The Daily Index - 12/12

EVITA will close 1/26/13 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S books the Cort Christopher LLoyd will headline CAUCASION CHALK CIRCLE Opening Tonight: WORKING (Off B'way), WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA (Off B'way) Read More


BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S books Cort and Cory Michael Smith

  Cory Michael Smith will star as Fred to Emilia Clarke’s Holly Golightly in the World Premiere of Richard Greenberg’s new play, Truman Capote’s BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S.  The Sean Mathias-directed play will begin performances at the Cort on Monday, March 4 and officially open on Wednesday, March 20...       Read More


EVITA will close January 26

EVITA will play its final performance on Saturday, January 26, 2013, after 26 previews and 337 regular performances at the Marquis.  It was previously announced that the show would recast following the departure of its original stars (on January 26), and continue its open-ended run.     Read More


The Daily Index - 12/11

Shia LaBeouf joins Alec Baldwin in B'way revival of ORPHANS PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES announces cast and theatre Roundabout's THE BIG KNIFE will open April 16 Matt Lauria & Zosia Mamet will headline MCC's REALLY REALLY Opening Tonight: 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: THE OTHER PLACE (B'way), WATER BY THE SPOONFUL (Off B'way) Read More


Shia LaBeouf makes B'way debut in ORPHANS

Shia LaBeouf will join Alec Baldwin in the Broadway revival of Lyle Kessler's ORPHANS.  Previews are scheduled to begin on March 19 for a Press Opening on April 7 at the Schoenfeld.  Daniel Sullivan is the director. Read More


The Daily Index - 12/10

BROADWAY GROSSES: Climb toward Christmas continues as all but 4 shows show dollar growth  MOTOWN announces Broadway Cast Opening Tonight: RESTORATION COMEDY (Off-B'way) Read More


MOTOWN Announces Cast

Previously announced stars of the new musical MOTOWN, Brandon Victor Dixon (Berry Gordy) and Valisia LeKae (Diana Ross), will be joined by Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson) and an ensemble cast of 40 featuring Timothy J. Alex, Nicholas Christopher, Bryan Terrell Clark, Rebecca E. Covington, Ariana DeBose, Andrea Dora, Preston W. Dugger III, Wilkie Ferguson, Dionne Figgins, Marva Hicks, Sasha Hutchings, Lauren Lim Jackson, Morgan James, John Jellison, Crystal Joy, Grasan Kingsberry, Marielys Molina, Read More


The Daily Index - 12/6

THE HONEYMOONERS will have it's World Premiere at The Old Globe after NYC workshop 12/7 Cast & Designers announced for Atlantic's THE JAMMER Opening Tonight: GOLDEN BOY (Off B'way) Read More


Clive Barnes Foundation Awards

The Clive Barnes Foundation have announced the 2012 Nominees for the Clive Barnes Foundation Awards honoring talented young performers from the worlds of Theater and Dance, with a free-to-the-public awards ceremony, emceed by Michael Riedel on Mon Dec 10 at 2:30 PM, at the Walter Reade@Lincoln Center (W 65th St between B’way & Amsterdam). One award recipient will be selected from each category - the 2012 nominees in Theatre are Joaquina Kalukango (Hurt Village), Derek Klena (Dog Read More


The Daily Index - 12/5

CINDERELLA delays start of Previews to 1/25/13 and Opening to 3/3/13 THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD extends to 3/10/13 LCT extends VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE through 1/20/13 Opening Tonight: INGENIOUS NATURE (Off B'way) Read More


THE ANARCHIST will close Dec 16

THE ANARCHIST, by David Mamet, which opened on December 2, will play its final performance at the Golden on Sunday, December 16.  Upon closing, the production will have played 23 previews and 17 performances. Read More


SCANDALOUS Will Close Sunday

The Broadway musical SCANDALOUS will play its final performance on Sunday, December 9 at the Neil Simon.  "Scandalous" opened on November 15. Read More


The Daily Index 12/4

George Morfogen will replace F Murray Abraham in MTC's GOLDEN AGE First Preview Tonight: 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLITTI (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS (Off B'way), GOLDEN AGE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily Index - 12/3

CHAPLIN will play its final performance at the Barrymore on Sunday, January 6...  THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL starring Cicely Tyson to play the Sondheim this Spring... Opening Tonight: LET'S KILL GRANDMA (Off-B'way) Also Tonight: Roundabout's ASSASSINS Benefit     Read More


THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL returns to B'way this Season

Cicely Tyson will return to Broadway for the first time in 30 years to star in a new production of Horton Foote's classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, directed by Michael Wilson and produced by Nelle Nugent.   This 14-week limited engagement will begin previews on Sunday, March 31st at the Stephen Sondheim. Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd... Read More


CHAPLIN will close 1/6/13

Christopher Curtis & Thomas Meehan's CHAPLIN will close on B'way on 1/6/13 but will embark on a National Tour in Fall 2014. Read More


Broadway Bares 23

Broadway Bares, the evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will return for its 23rd edition on Sun June 23, 2013, at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd St). The annual event combines the naughtiness of burlesque and the razzle-dazzle of Broadway. More than 200 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City take to the stage for two sensational shows at 9:30 PM and midnight. This year's director, theme, and special guests will be announced in the Read More


The Daily Index 11/30

TRIBES (Off B'way) recoups its entire investment  after 345 perfs. Jake Epstein joins the cast of SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK as Peter Parker/Spiderman alternate Signature's THE PIANO LESSON extends to 1/13/13 Read More


The Daily Index - 11/29

Tim McFarlane will be the new CEO of Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) Asia/Pacific Bruce Lazarus joins Samuel French as Executive Director Mfoniso Udofia, Theresa Giacopasi, Don Nguyen & Chad Beckim are the 2012-2013 Playwrights Realm Writing Fellows. Tonight: Casting Society of America (CSA)'s 28th Annual Artios Awards Opening Tonight: DEAD ACCOUNTS (B'way). First Preview Tonight: The Songs I Love So Well (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/28

AMAZING GRACE to have invitational presentation PETE SANDERS joins O&M Co Labyrinth Theater Company's Celebrity Charades 2012 rescheduled for Mon Jan 14, 2013 Read More


AMAZING GRACE to have invitational presentation

Robby Benson & Josh Young are set to star in the upcoming special invitational presentation of selections from the original new musical AMAZING GRACE, with Music & Lyrics by Christopher Smith and book by Mr Smith & Arthur Giron on Dec 11th & 12th at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio. “Amazing Grace” has been in development over the past four years and the musical had a run at Goodpeed’s Norma Terris last summer. Under the direction of Gabriel Barre, the cast Read More


Pete Sander joins O&M Co

Pete Sanders, veteran Press Agent and former President of The Pete Sanders Group, has joined O&M Co (Rick Miramontez, President).  Sanders will handle an eclectic client list that includes Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, dining and nightlife venues, as well as individuals. Read More


Tamblyn will headline THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST on B'way

Beth Henley's THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST will arrive on B'way in the Spring of 2013 starring Amber Tamblyn. "The Miss Firecracker Contest" is the story of Carnelle Scott, a Southern orphan living in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Carnelle is furiously rehearsing her patriotic tap dance for The Miss Firecracker Contest—hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation as the town’s “Miss Hot Tamale” and allow her to leave Brookhaven in a “crimson blaze of Read More


The Daily Index - 11/27/12

Tamblyn will headline THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST on B'way in Spring 2103 CHAPLIN will head out on a national tour in Fall 2014 with plans for an international tour The Public's TWENTY SEVENTH MAN extends to 12/16 SILENCE! will be silenced 12/30 Read More


Public to present Said & Regrave in A WORLD I LOVE

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Dir) and Miller Theatre at Columbia University (Melissa Smey, Exec Dir) will present the 2012 Brighton Festival production of A WORLD I LOVED: The Story of an Arab Woman, for two nights only, Nov 28 & 29, at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre (2960 B'way). Written by Mariam C Said and Vanessa Redgrave, and directed and narrated by Redgrave, A WORLD I LOVED is a one-of-a-kind theatrical event Read More


The Daily Index - 11/20

Public to present Said & Regrave in A WORLD I LOVE The Public extends GIANT to 12/16 Opening Tonight: THE OUTGOING TIDE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily Index - 11/19

BROADWAY GROSSES: GLENGARRY continues to climb: #4 show on B'way  SORRY extends one week at the Public Opening Tonight: A CHRISTMAS STORY (B'way); THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN (Off-B'way) First Preview Tonight: BARE (Off-B'way); WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA (Off-B'way)   Read More


Alex Timbers will direct THE PHILADELPHIA STORY in fall 2013

Alex Timbers will direct a revival of the 1939 play by Philip Barry THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. The production is produced by Roundabout Theatre Company and will play the American Airlines in Fall 2013. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/16

Roundabout will present THE PHILADELPHIA STORY directed by Alex Timbers in Fall 2013 Holly Hunter & Zach Grenier will star in the Flea's THE VANDAL THE PERFORMERS will close 11/18/12 Opening Tonight: RADIANCE (Off B'way) Read More


THE PERFORMERS closing on Sunday

THE PERFORMERS, which opened at the Longacre on Wednesday (11/14), will close on Sunday (11/18)... Read More


The Daily Index - 11/15

Cast announced for Pearl's AND AWAY WE GO Opening Tonight: SCANDALOUS (B'way), MURDER BALLAD (Off B'way), THE GOOD MOTHER (Off B'way), GIANT (Off B'way),  First Preview Tonight: GOLDEN AGE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily Index - 11/14

Sam Willmot wins the 2012 Fred Ebb Award Mary Beth Fisher & Jefferson Mays will star in Sarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH at Yale Rep Opening Tonight: THE PERFORMERS (B'way), COTTON CLUB PARADE (Special Attractions) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/13

F Murray Abraham will replace Richard Easton in GOLDEN AGE at MTC Ryan Silverman (Giorgio) joins CSC's PASSION revival Marc Kudisch & Jeffry Denman will be THE HOLIDAY GUYS at The York First Preview Tonight: THE ANARCHIST (B'way), A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: GOLDEN CHILD (Off B'way), THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (B'way), SKIN TIGHT (Off B'way) Read More


Diane Warren musical planned for B'way

Producer Dede Harris/Dede Harris Productions has optioned the music catalogue of Diane Warren to create a new musical for the Broadway stage. The creative team and a timeline for the project will be announced at a later date. Press contact: Boneau/Bryan-Brown   Read More


Robert Sean Leonard will star in PYGMALION at Old Globe

Robert Sean Leonard will star as Henry Higgins in The Old Globe’s 100th anniversary production of George Bernard Shaw’s masterwork, PYGMALION.  Directed by Nicholas Martin, "Pygmalion" will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre starting Previews Sat Jan 12, 2013 (to 2/17). Opening night is Thurs Jan. 17 at 8:00 PM. Press contact: Jeffrey Weiser/The Old Globe (619/238-0041 x2352) Read More


Blythe Danner does NICE WORK...

Blythe Danner will join the cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT for 12 weeks only beginning Tuesday, December 18 and continuing through March 10.  Ms Danner will assume the role of Millicent Winter, the mother of Matthew Broderick’s character Jimmy Winter. The role is currently played by Estelle Parsons, who will play her final performance on Sunday, December 16.      Read More


CINDERELLA pushes back 3 days

Producers have announced that CINDERELLA will now Open on Broadway, at the Broadway, on Sunday, February 24, 2013, with Previews set to begin January 24.  It was originally scheduled to preview January 21 and open on February 21. Although the show does not begin rehearsals until December, the new preview and opening dates result from a "production schedule that was delayed as a result of Hurricane Sandy"... Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/8

CINDERELLA (B'way) delays Previews & Opening by 3 days. Dede Harris options Diane Warren catologue for B'way musical BLYTHE DANNER gets NICE WORK Robert Sean Leonard will star in PYGMALION at the Old Globe Opening Tonight: THE GOLDEN LAND (B'way), ANNIE (B'way), CHECKERS (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: SKIN TIGHT (Off B'way), MY NAME IS ASHER LEV (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/7

Designers announced for Kathleen Turner directed KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE First Preview Tonight: A CHRISTMAS STORY (B'way), RADIANCE (Off B'way), THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN (Off B'way), THE OUTGOING TIDE (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: A TWIST OF WATER (Off B'way) Read More


Flooding cancels all Nov & Dec perfs at Canal Park Playhouse

Due to extensive flood damage from Hurricane Sandy, Canal Park Playhouse is canceling all November and December performances, which include The Baltimore Waltz, House of Ghostly Haunts, CircusWorX & Stunt Lab Holiday Spectacular. Canal Park Playhouse plans to have clean up and repairs complete for the January run for the third annual return of Circus In A Trunk.   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/6

Canal Park Playhouse cancels all Nov & Dec Performances due to flood damage. The Public's WILD WITH HAPPY extends to 11/18 Opening tonight: SORRY (Off B'way), SON OF A GUN (Off B'way) Read More


Broadway Grosses -- Sandy Hits Hard

Last week's grosses show Sandy's effect -- they were down about $7.5 Million, as compared to the first week of November last year. Below, you can see the toll Sandy took, as compared to last year's storm, Irene.   Irene's Dip - Week Ending August 28, 2011 Sandy's Dip - Week Ending November 4, 2012 Read More


GLENGARRY gets new dates

The revival of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, which is currently in Previews at the Schoenfeld, has moved its opening date due to Hurricane Sandy. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/5

GLENGARY GLEN ROSS moves Opening date America Ferrera will star in The Women Project's BETHANY BAD JEWS extends to 12/30 LCT Postpones GOLDEN BOY previews one night PigPen's THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON extends to 1/6/13 Opening Tonight: THE WHALE (Off B'way). First Preview Tonight: DEAD ACCOUNTS (B'way) Read More


CSC's IVANOV postpones opening to 11/15

Classic Stage Company (Brian Kulick, Artistic Dir; Greg Reiner, Exec Dir) have announced that the official opening of Anton Chekhov’s IVANOV has been postponed from this Sunday, November 4 to Thursday, November 15 due to the continuing power outage at the theater at 136 East 13th Street, which has forced the cancellation of five previews.   Directed by Austin Pendleton,  "Ivanov" stars Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson and Juliet Rylance.  The Read More


The Daily INDEX - 11/2

LAByrinth postpones Celebrity Charades CSC's IVANOV postpones opening to 11/15 Epic Theatre Ensemble cancels this weekend's Perfs of DISPATCHES FROM (A)MENDED AMERICA/HOLD THESE TRUTHS, but exends them through 11/25 Read More


Labyrinth's Celebrity Charades postponed

Labyrinth Theater Company (Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez Co-Artistic Dirs;  Danny Feldman, Managing Dir), the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today its annual signature benefit Celebrity Charades 2012 will be postponed due the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy. A new date has not yet been selected but is expected to be announced in the coming days. Labyrinth Theater Company’s annual fundraising event remains one of the most Read More


CAT... Announces Designers and Additional Cast

Additional casting and the design team has been announced for Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF starring Scarlett Johansson as Maggie, Ciarán Hinds as Big Daddy, Benjamin Walker as Brick and Debra Monk as Big Mama, directed by Rob Ashford.  "Cat...' will open at the Richard Rodgers on Thursday, January 17, 2013 (to 3/30).  Previews will begin Tuesday, December 18.   Read More


The Daily INDEX 11/1

Last week's B'way Grosses announced DEAD ACCOUNTS pushes first preview 2 days LCT's DISGRACED extends to 12/23 Off B'way's BLUE MAN GROUP, THE EXONERATED, THE OLD MAN & THE OLD MOON, DON'T GO GENTLE, RADIANCE, SLEEP NO MORE & TRIBES continue to suspend perfs due to power outage. Read More


Last Week's Grosses Released

Last week's grosses, which were delayed due to Hurricane Sandy, have finally been released. CLICK HERE TO VIEW. Read More


DEAD ACCOUNTS Pushes First Preview 2 Days

Due to our Hurricane Sandy, DEAD ACCOUNTS will now begin previews two days later on Monday, November 5. Read More


All Broadway Shows Back Thursday


The Daily INDEX - 10/31

Most B'way shows are back on tonight The Public Theater is still without power and has cancelled all performances tonight  Cast & Design team announced for A CAROL FOR CLEVELAND (Regional)   Read More


Most Broadway Shows Return Today


First Preview for A CHRISTMAS STORY Pushed Back


CHECKERS delays it's Opening

Due to extensive power outages as a result of the hurricane, The Vineyard (108 E 15 St) is cancelling performances of its World-Premiere production of CHECKERS until further notice, starting this evening, Tues Oct 30. Originally set to open on Wed Oct 31, the production's new opening date will be announced along with the resumption of performances.   Read More


Broadway Shows cancelled Tuesday

Hurricane Sandy has forced the closing of all Broadway and most Off-Broadway shows once again tonight.     Read More


Broadway shows cancelled Sunday night & Monday

All Broadway and most Off-Broadway shows are canceled this evening, due to Hurricane Sandy and the closure of the New York City MTA. Some shows are playing their Sunday matinee perfs. There will be no Broadway shows tomorrow. Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, stated, “The safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone's primary concern. As a result of the suspension of public transportation by government authorities in preparation for Read More


LPTW & ATPAM will have Panel Discussion at Lincoln Center

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) will join The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) for a panel discussion at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (40 Lincoln Center Plaza) on Mon Jan 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM.  The panel discussion will center on women who have contributed to their fields of expertise in theatrical management and press promotion. Paul Libin, Vice President of Jujamcyn Theatres will moderate the panel of women which Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/26

The Vineyard's CHECKERS extends to 12/2 LPTW & ATPAM will have a panel discussion at Lincoln Center First Previews Tonight: MARCH MADNESS (Off B'way), GIANT (Off B'way), EMOTIONAL CREATURE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/25

Austin Pendleton steps in for injured Louis Zorich in CSC's IVANOV Victory Gardens Executive Dir Jan Kallish to exit 11/31/12 Opening Tonight: A SUMMER DAY (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/24

THE HONEYMOONERS will get another reading REAR WINDOW in development for B'way THE NANCE announces dates & designers Opening Tonight: SOMETHING'S AFOOT (Special Attraction) Read More


Another Reading for THE HONEYMOONERS

A reading will be held for the new Broadway-bound musical THE HONEYMOONERS on December 7, 2012.  The new musical with Book by Dusty Kay & Bill Nuss, Music by Stephen Weiner and Lyrics by Peter Mills will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. Click here for more info Read More


REAR WINDOW in development for Broadway

Producer Charlie Lyons (The Water Horse, The Guardian, Ladder 49), director Jay Russell (The Water Horse, Ladder 49, My Dog Skip) and actor Tim Guinee (NBC’s “Revolution”, Showtime’s “Homeland”, “Iron Man I & II”) worked for two years to acquire the theatrical stage rights to Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story “Rear Window” (aka “It Had to be Murder”).  Although the Read More


THE NANCE announces Dates & Designers

  Lincoln Center Theater will present Nathan Lane in the World Premiere of THE NANCE by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jack O’Brien.  Previews will begin on Thursday, March 21 and for a Press Opening on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum.   The design team will linclude John Lee Beatty (Settings), Ann Roth (Costumes), Japhy Weideman (Lighitng) and Leon Rothenberg (Sound).       Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/23

DISENCHANTED! will arrive Off B'way in Summer 2013 Opening Tonight: WILD WITH HAPPY (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: THE PERFORMERS (B'way), GOLDEN CHILD (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily Index - 10/22

BROADWAY GROSSES - GLENGARRY... posts huge numbers PUMP BOYS & DINETTES returns to B'way Barry Manilow will play the St James in January MTC'S THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES fills out cast and design team Read More


Barry Manilow will play the St James

MANILOW ON BROADWAY will play the St James, where Previews will begin on January 18, 2013 for a Press Opening on January 24 (to 2/9).  Barry Manilow is returning to the place where it all began, his hometown, New York City, with a new concert series on Broadway – marking his return to The Great White Way for the first time in more than two decades.The special concert will be presented by Jujamcyn Theaters and STILETTO Entertainment... Read More


PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES will return to B'way

Abby Lee, David B Brode and Executive Producer Tom Viertel are proud to announce that the 1982 Tony nominated Best Musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES will return to Broadway this spring at a theatre to be announced. Conceived and written by the original company, John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann, "Pump Boys..." will be presented in a new production with direction and musical staging by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/19

Danny Burstein & Sarah Paulson will headline Roundabout's TALLEY'S FOLLY AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE extends to 11/18 Opening Tonight: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS (Special Attractions) First Preview Tonight: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (B'way), FIGARO (Off B'way) Read More


PICNIC Cast, Designers & Dates Announced

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the cast of their upcoming revival of PICNIC by William Inge and directed by Sam Gold. The production will star Reed Birney (Howard Bevans), Maggie Grace (Madge Owens), Elizabeth Marvel (Rosemary Sydney), Sebastian Stan (Hal Carter), Mare Winningham (Flo Owens) and Ellen Burstyn (Helen Potts).  Read More


4-Week Extension for ...VIRGINIA WOOLF

The Broadway revival of Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, which opened on October 13 at the Booth, has extended its run through Sunday, February 24, 2013.  The 50th Anniversary production was originally slated to close on January 27. This Steppenwolf production stars Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, and is directed by Pam MacKinnon. Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/18

Cast & Creative Team announced for PICNIC  VIRGINIA WOOLF extends to 1/27/13 Opening Tonight:  MODERN TERRORISM... (Off B'way), I HATE FUCKING MEXICANS (Off B'way), DISPATCHES FROM (A)MENDED AMERICA (Off B'way), IN THE SUMMER PAVILION (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily Index 10/17

BRING IT ON will now close 12/30 CLOSER THAN EVER will now close 11/4 First Preview Tonight: IVANOV (Off B'way) Opening Tonight: KINKY BOOTS (Regional), FUN HOME (Off B'way) Read More


BRING IT ON will now close December 30

BRING IT ON will end its run at St James on Sunday, December 30.  Originally scheduled to end on January 20, this new closing date will give the musical 21 preivews and 173 regular perfs...   Read More


Phil Mickelson tees up Broadway

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy Mickelson have joined the producing teams of two of Jeffrey Richards' upcoming shows: THE ANARCHIST and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS.  Phil Mickelson, probably the the most popular golfer not named Tiger Woods currently playing on the PGA Tour, has won 4 majors.  His wife Amy is a driving force behind their foundation, and is a breast cancer survivor and activist.   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/16

Golfer Phil Mickelson and wife Amy are B'way producers Barry Edelstein will take over as Artistic Dir of The Old Globe on Nov 1 Alan Wasser Associates is now Foresight Theatrical Opening Tonight: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (off B'way) First Preview Tonight: Glenngary Glen Ross (B'way) Read More


Alan Wasser Associates is now Foresight Theatrical LLC

Alan Wasser, Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader & Mark Shacket have announced the formation of Foresight Theatrical LLC, a new company which will provide general management and executive producing services for B’way, off-B’way, touring theatrical productions and other live entertainment.  Foresight Theatrical is a successor to the general management firm of Alan Wasser Associates, which Wasser founded in 1981.  Wasser and Williams joined forces as business partners in Read More


Daryl Roth Productions announces Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing

Daryl Roth Productions (DRP) has announced the formation of a new division responsible for facilitating the licensing of DRP titles and productions to professional and amateur theaters around the world as well as for film, online and television. The catalog will include the company’s Broadway, Off-Broadway and DR2 Kids programming titles. Michael Barra will serve as Senior Vice President of Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing. For more information, please Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/15

BROADWAY GROSSES: Biggest bump: "Evita"  -  Biggest drop: "Bring It On" THE EXONERATED gets a reprieve through 12/12 and adds Martin Short to rotating cast Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/12

Terrence Mann, Andrew Martin & Matthew James Thomas join Patina Miller in ART's PIPPIN  Cast, Designers & PSM have been announced for the Publics "TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN" First Preview Tonight: HOLD THESE TRUTHS (Off B'way), THE WHALE (Off B'way), CHECKERS (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/11

Tom Hanks will star in LUCKY GUY at the Broadhurst Opening 4/1/13 Karen Ziemba replaces Kathy Najimy in HERESY (Off B'way) Opening tonight: CYRANO DE BERGERAC (B'way), HERESY (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: TURNING PAGE (Off B'way) Read More


Coble's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN eyes B'way

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, a new two character play by Eric Coble, is targeting a B'way run beginning in the the Spring of 2013, starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella, and directed by Molly Smith. Read More


Calarco will direct developmental lab of ELLA MINNOW PEA

Breaking Bread Theatre (Joe Calarco & Jen Waldman, Co-Artistic Dirs) & Third Coast Creative will present a developmental lab of the new musical ELLA MINNOW PEA by Scott Burkell & Paul Loesel. The invitation only presentations will be held Thurs Oct 25 & Fri Oct 26. Directed by Joe Calarco, the musical is based on the 2001 novel by Mark Dunn.  Dominick Amendum is music director. In the new musical, the island of Nollop is thrown into chaos when Read More


Vineyard will present benefit reading of FULLY COMMITTED

Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel, Artistic Dir) has announced a one-night-only reading of Becky Mode's play FULLY COMMITTED featuring Mark Setlock which will benefit The Vineyard's productions and programs in 2012-2013. The reading is the first in a series of special celebrations during the Vineyard's 30th Anniversary Season, will take place on Mon Nov 12 at 7:00 PM at The Vineyard (108 E 15 St). Mr Setlock portrays dozens of characters in the Read More


The Daily INDEX 10/10

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S will come to B'way in 2013 Donna Lynne Champlin & Kenita Miller headline cast of WORKING First previews tonight: IN THE SUMMER PAVILION (Off B'wy), THE OTHER JOSH COHEN (Off B'way), A SUMMER DAY (Off B'way), DISPATCHES FROM (A)MENDED AMERICA (Off B'way) Opening tonight: NORTH (Off B'way), HARPER REGAN (Off B'way) Read More


BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S on B'way


The Daily INDEX - 10/9

Broadway Grosses: Every show on B'way sees a bump in grosses this week Opening Tonight: Lewis Black's RUNNING ON EMPTY (B'way), HIM (Off-B'way) First Preview Tonight: WILD WITH HAPPY (Off-B'way), I HATE F'ING MEXICANS (Off-B'way)   Read More


The Daily Index - 10/8

THROUGH THE YELLOW HOUR (Off-B'way) extends run Calendar: Big week ahead...2 B'way Openings and 6 Off-B'way! Broadway Grosses: released tomorrow, due to holiday Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/5

Patricia Richardson & Tony Carlin headline the World Premiere of Alfred Uhry's APPLES AND ORANGES at Alliance Marc Bruni will direct Steven Boyer & Richard Easton in MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB First Preview Tonight: BAD JEWS (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/4

Jordan Gelber (Buddy) and Leslie Kritzer (Jovie) will headline ELF LCT3 will present A KID LIKE JAKE & LUCK OF THE IRISH at the Claire Tow in 2013 THE GREAT GOD PLAN at Playwrights Horizons announces design team & PSM Show opening tonight: GRACE.  First preview tonight: NORTH (Off B'way) Read More


IN TRANSIT will have industry reading

Janet B Rosen & Christina Papagjika will present two invitation-only staged readings of the Off-B’way musical IN TRANSIT on Fri Oct 12.  Christopher Gattelli will direct the reading of the musical that features Book, Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russell Kaplan & Sara Wordsworth. In this fresh take on the modern musical, seven performers take on multiple roles and create every note with their own voices.  Inspired by the rhythms and Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/3

IN TRANSIT will have an industry reading 10/12 MODERN TERRORISM, OR THEY WHO WANT TO KILL US AND HOW WE LEARN TO LOVE THEM cancels 5 previews due to actor illness and moves Opening date to 10/18 First Preview Tonight: ANNIE (B'way), THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 10/2

HANDS ON A HARDBODY has a theater and Opening date on B'way A CHRISTMAS STORY announces it's PSM & Company Manager First preview tonight: KINKY BOOTS (Special Attraction). Opening tonight: MARRY ME A LITTLE (Off B'way) Read More


HANDS ON A HARDBODY books the Brooks Atkinson

Producers Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B McGrath, Beth Williams), Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Dede Harris, Sharon Karmazin, and Howard and Janet Kagan have announced that the La Jolla Playhouse production of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY will start Previews on Sat Feb 23, 2013 and Open on Thurs Mar 21 at the Brooks Atkinson (256 West 47th St).  Read More


The Daily INDEX 10/1

BROADWAY GROSSES: Good week on B'way - 7 shows in $1M club REBECCA officially postponed   Read More


REBECCA officially postponed

After weeks of controversy, the Broadway production of REBECCA has been officially postponed. This leaves the Broadhurst available for the Fall... Read More


The Daily Index 9/28

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER announces it's closing date ALLEGIANCE - A NEW MUSICAL's World Premiere  at The Old Globe extends through 10/28 First Preview Tonight: FALLING (Off B'way) Read More


Peter and the Starcatcher will close 1/20/13 but will tour

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will end its run on B'way on Sun Jan 20, 2013. Directed by Roger Rees & Alex Timbers, the play began perfs on March 28, 2012 and opened April 15, 2012, and is playing at the Brooks Atkinson (256 West 47th Street). Read More


The Daily Index 9/27

GOLDEN AGE at MTC announces complete casting Opening Tonight: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (B'way), ELLA (Special Attraction), LOVERS (Off B'way) First Preview Tonight: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF? (B'way) Read More


The Daily Index - 9/26

REBECCA to begin rehearsals Monday? 2012 Theater Hall of Fame inductees announced First Preview Tonight: THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON (Off-B'way)       Read More


REBECCA rehearsals to begin Monday

According to a report in The New York Times, rehearsals are will begin on Monday (10/1) for the delayed Broadway musical REBECCA.  No changes to the Preview or Opening dates have been announced.   Read More


Theater Hall of Fame announces 2012 Inductees


The Daily Index - 9/25

Lincoln Center Theater will present the World Premiere of NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS Abingdon will present the World Premiere of MARCH MADNESS in October. First preview tonight: HIM (Off B'way) Read More


The Daily Index - 9/24

ANN, the Ann Richards bio-play, to play Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Broadway Grosses: "Porgy" notches strong final week (run totals over $26M); "Chaplin," "Bring It On" struggle Emily Skinner will star in THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL directed by Julie Andrews Opening Tonight: RED DOG HOWLS (Off-B'way) Read More


ANN gets Lincoln Center and the Beuamont


21st Annual Hammerstein Award Gala

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Art Dir), will honor legendary Broadway Music Director and Conductor Paul Gemignani with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 21st Annual Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Mon Nov 19 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St). The evening’s entertainment will be hosted by Alexander Gemignani, son of the honoree. It will be directed by Lonny Price, with music direction by Tedd Firth. Kate Read More


The Daily Index - 9/21

Sergio Trujillo takes over HANDS ON A HARD BODY Musical Staging Paul Gemignani will recieve the Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achivement  First Preview Tonight: TEN CHIMNEYS (off B'way), MODERN TERRORISM... (off B'way) Read More


NAMT casting announced

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced additional casting for the 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thurs Oct 11 & Friday, Oct 12 at New World Stages (340 West 50th St)... Read More


CAT... starring Johansson & Walker hits B'way in Jan 2013

  Scarlett Johansson (Maggie), Ciarán Hinds (Big Daddy), Benjamin Walker (Brick) & Debra Monk (Big Mama) will star in a B’way revival of Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.  Directed by Rob Ashford, the play will begin Previews on Tues Dec 18 for an official Opening Thurs Jan 17, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers. The production is produced by Stuart Thompson, whose company Staurt Thompson Productions (768-4610) will serve as the GM...   Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/20

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF starring Scarlett Johansson & Benjamin Walker in January 2013 BIG FISH targets August 2013 Wayne Knight will be Santa in ELF MISERY gets World Premiere at Bucks County Read More


BIG FISH Targets August 2013

According to casting notices, the new musical BIG FISH is targetting a B'way opening in late August 2013.  This following its confimred Chicago tryout in April 2013. This new musical will book by John August and Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa will be directed and choreogrphed by Susan Stroman. Norbert Leo Butz will play Edward Bloom... Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/19

ADAM GWON wins Second Stage's Donna Perrett Rosen Award New musical FLY will workshop in NY prior to Dallas run Shows Opening tonight: THE EXONERATED (Off B'way), JOB (Off B'way) Read More


Adam Gwon wins the Donna Perret Rosen Award

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Dir) has awarded its first annual Donna Perret Rosen Award for excellence in musical theatre to composer/lyricist Adam Gwon.  The $10,000 award was established at the off-Broadway company’s 2011 gala to honor Second Stage Theatre trustee Donna Perret Rosen in recognition of her long-standing commitment to young artists and new works. The award was chosen by James Lapine, Susan Stroman & Jack Viertel. Press contact: The Hartman Group Read More


FLY will hold a workshop in NY prior to Dallas.

A four week New York workshop of FLY, a new musical adaptation of JM Barrie's "Peter Pan" will take place starting in Mid November. Jeffrey Seller will direct the show which features a Book by Rajiv Joseph, Music by Bill Sherman & Lyrics by Kirsten Childs & Rajiv Joseph. Read More


AVID Touring & AWA Partners join forces

Alan Wasser, Allan Williams & Alison Spiriti have announced that L Glenn Poppleton & AVID Touring have joined forces with AWA Touring to create a new full-service Booking Agency called AWA Partners. AWA Partners specializes in tour management and direction for Broadway, family shows and attractions. AWA Partners books full-weeks, split weeks and one night engagements as well as regional theatres and arenas.  Robin Mishik-Jett & Sean Mackey continue their respective roles as Vice Read More


The Daily INDEX 9/18

GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL is planning to head out on a National Tour in Fall 2013. GOLDEN CHILD announces cast & designers Opening: DETROIT (Off B'way). First Preview: LOVERS (Off B'way). Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/17

BROADWAY GROSSES: New play GRACE, starring Paul Rudd, posts strong numbers in its first (3-perf only) week THE HEIRESS (B'way) first preview moved up Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/14

Dan Lauria will star in A CHRISTMAS STORY... Craig Bierko & Estelle Parson will perform Neil Labute & Marco Calvani at LaMama's AdA (Author directing Author) First Preview: CYRANO DE BERGERAC (B'way)    Read More


Bierko & Parsons will perform LaBute at AdA

Craig Bierko has joined the cast of AdA (Author directing Author) -- an evening comprised of new one act plays by Neil LaBute & Marco Calvani, in which each playwright will direct the other's work -- to be presented by La MaMa at the Ellen Stewart (66 E 4 St) with Previews starting Fri Sept 28 prior to an official Opening Sun Sept 30 (to 10/14).  Mr Bierko joins Estelle Parsons in Mr Calvani's one-act, THINGS OF THIS WORLD about a woman and her put-upon butler as a dinner for guests is Read More


The Daily Index - 9/13

First Preview Tonight: GRACE (B'way); THROUGH THE YELLOW HOUR (Off-B'way) The Westside will have a new tenant upstairs. Taymor will direct I Hate F*cking Mexicans at The Flea Read More


The Daily Index - 9/12

THOMAS SADOSKI will star in the World Premiere of BUILD at the Geffen Playhouse. PSM and Company Manager confirmed for Broadway's DEAD ACCOUNTS Opening Tonight: FLY ME TO THE MOON (Off-B'way) First Preview Tonight: RED-HANDED OTTER (Off-B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/11

Anthony LaPaglia & Kathryn Erbe will star as Richard & Pat Nixon in the Vineyard's CHECKERS Public Lab World Premiere of new musical by Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron will Open Wed Oct 17. Click here for information. First Preview Today: MARRY ME A LITTLE (Off-B'way); THE ANDERSON TWINS... (Off-B'way) Read More


The Daily INDEX - 9/10

Last Week's Grosses: Normal Summer Slide Continues Broadway's REBECCA delayed? Casting announced for Off-Broadway's GIANT (The Public) and MURDER BALLAD (MTC) Opening Tonight: CHAPLIN (B'way); MARY BROOME (Off-B'way)... Read More


Broadway's REBECCA delayed?

According to a report by Patrick Healy of The New York Times, the new musical REBECCA may be delayed due to the death of one of the production's major investors.  Rehearsals will be pushed back 2 weeks, though no official announcement has been made regarding changes to the First Preview or Opening.  "Rebecca" is currently scheduled to open on November 18 at the Broadhurst... Read More


BEYOND THE MUSIC will have readings 9/10-9/11

BEYOND THE MUSIC, a new musical with original Book and Direction by Andy Sandberg and a pop-rock score by Cliff Downs & Katie Kahanovitz, will have invitation-only readings in New York on Mon Sept 10 & Tues Sept 11. The cast will feature Rob Barlett, Krystal Joy Brown, Andrew Call, Katie Rose Clark, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Dee Hoty with Shelby Bartelstein, Jarid Faubel, Kevin Pariseau, Eliseo Roman, Chelsea Morgan Stock, Laura L Thomas, Mariand Torres & Alex Wyse. “Beyond Read More


Atlantic announces two World Premieres

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Dir; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Dir) has announced the two final productions of its 2012-2013 season. Read More


American Theatre Wing Gala

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held Mon Sept 24 at 6:30 PM at The Plaza Hotel, will honor the Redgrave family’s six generations of outstanding work and invaluable contributions to the theatrical community. Vanessa Redgrave, along with other family members, will be in attendance to share in the celebration. This year’s Gala will also pay tribute to Theodore S Chapin, Exec Dir of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, for his exceptional Read More


WAR HORSE ends B'way Run

  WAR HORSE, the 2011 Tony Award-winning Best Play,will conclude its B'way run on Sunday, January 6, 2013  at the Vivian Beaumont.  At time of closing, the production willhave played 718 performances and 33 previews...   Read More


FLASHDANCE will bow on B'way starting Aug 2013

The producers of FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 movie have announced that the production will arrive on B'way in Aug 2013 with a theater, dates and casting to be announced. Read More


HUMAN will arrive on B'way in 2013-14 Season

Producers Scott & Brian Zeilinger have officially announced that HUMAN, a new play by Chazz Palminteri, will premiere on B’way in the 2013-14 Season. Directed by Jerry Zaks, “Human” will have a New York reading on Fri Sept 7 with a cast that features  Chazz Palminteri, Evan Jonigkeit, Sophie Monk, Jeremy Shamos & Mira Sorvino. Read More


American Theatre Wing National Theatre Grants Announced

The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of its 2012 National Theatre Company Grants.  This year’s recipients are: Actors’ Shakespeare Project (Somerville, Massachusetts), ArtsWest (Seattle, Washington), Know Theatre of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio), NC Stage Company (Asheville, North Carolina), The New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch, New Jersey), CityRep (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), The Rogue Theatre (Tucson, Arizona), The Play Company (New York City, New Read More


CSA presents 28th Annual Artios Awards

The Casting Society of America CSA has announced the nominations for the organization’s 28th Annual Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting given in 22 categories including film, television and theater.  The CSA will fête their own on Mon Oct 29 with award ceremonies to be held simultaneously at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (reception will commence at 6:00 PM PDT) and at XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge (512 West 42nd St) in New York (reception will Read More


Primary Stages presents 2012 Gala

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Exec Prod; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Dir; Elliot Fox, Managing Dir) have announced that their annual Gala will take place Wed Nov 14 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St). The event will honor Tyne Daly (“Master Class”, “Rabbit Hole”, “Gypsy”), and producers and Primary Stages board members Jamie deRoy & Ted Snowdon.  The Gala Chair is Tom Kirdahy. For more information or to purchase, call 840-9705 or visit Read More


Playwrights Horizons presents Stories on 5 Stories

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Dir; Leslie Marcus, Managing Dir) has announced it will once again present its annual benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES.  This year’s event, set for Monday evening, Oct 22, will feature new works by eight artists, including seven of the theater’s alumni writers.  The evening will consist of new short plays by  Jon Robin Baitz (“The Substance of Fire”), Neal Bell (“Spatter Pattern”), Jessica Goldberg Read More


Roundabout Presents ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Dir) has announced a special Benefit performance of ASSASSINS with Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by John Weidman, with Joe Mantello reprising his Tony Award winning direction. Reuniting for one night only are the stars of the 2004 production: Becky Ann Baker (Sara Jane Moore), James Barbour (Leon Czolgosz), Mario Cantone (Samuel Byck), Michael Cerveris (John Wilkes Booth), Mary Catherine Garrison (Lynette “Squeaky” Read More


MOTOWN will play the Lunt

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced that MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, based on the life of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne on April 14, 2013.  Preview performances will begin March 11, 2013...   Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LeKae have been cast in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross... Read More


Neuwirth & Gets headline Bucks County Cabaret

Bebe Neuwirth & Malcolm Gets will join forces Sat Oct 13 for Bucks County Cabaret, a one-night-only concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening of Broadway standards and other popular songs will be held at the newly renovated Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA (70 S Main St, New Hope, PA). The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:00  PM, followed by the 7:00 PM performance and live auction inside the playhouse. An exclusive VIP reception with the artists will Read More


DEAD ACCOUNTS shifts opening

DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new Theresa Rebeck play starring Norbert Leo Butz & Katie Holmes has shifted it's Opening date at the Music Box from Wed Nov 28 to Thurs Nov 29. Previews will still begin on Sat Nov 3.  Click here for more info. Read More


KINKY BOOTS lands the Hirschfeld

Daryl Roth & Hal Luftig have announced that KINKY BOOTS a new musical with a Book by Harvey Fierstein & Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper will begin Previews at the Al Hirschfeld (302 West 45th St) on Tues Mar 5, 2013 with an official Opening set for Thurs Apr 4. Click here for more information.   Read More


Kritzer joins CLOSER THAN EVER

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir) in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, has announced a new addition to CLOSER THAN EVER with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr and Music by David Shire:   Leslie Kritzer  will join the cast beginning Aug 28.  Ms Kritzer will step in for Julia Murney who departs the cast on Aug 25. Click here for more info. Read More


ELF returns to the Hirschfeld

ELF will return to Broadway this holiday season to its old home, the Al Hirschfeld (where it played in 2010).  Performances will begin on Friday, November 9, and will continue through Sunday, January 6, 2013... Read More


Final 2012-2013 MTC Show Announced

  Manhattan Theatre Club will present Jessica Hecht and Judith Light in the World Premiere of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES, a new play by Richard Greenberg.  Artistic Director Lynne Meadow will direct...   The limited engagement will begin previews Tuesday, March 19, 2013 and opens Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman...   Read More


Keep BINGing IT

BRING IT ON: The Musical has announced an extension at the St James.  The show, which was scheduled to close on Sunday, October 7, 2012, will now play its final performance on Sunday, January 20, 2013... Read More


CINDERELLA opens 2/21/13 at the Broadway

The new B'way production of CINDERELLA will Open on Thurs Feb 21 at the Broadway. Mark Brokaw directs the musical featuring a new Book by Douglas Carter Beane.  Click here for more information, including updated casting and designers. Read More


DINER sets B'way date, cancels tryout

DINER, the musical based on the 1982 film featuring Music by Sheryl Crow and a Book by Barry Levinson (who also wrote the screenplay) has announced that it will open on B'way on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at a theater TBA. The previously planned tryout in San Francisco in Oct 2012 has been scrapped in favor of a four week workshop in New York.  Click here for more information. Read More


Broadway on Broadway returns Sept 9

Sun Sept 9 The Broadway League and The Times Square Alliance have announced that the 20th “Broadway on Broadway” free outdoor concert will take place at 11:30 AM in Times Square. The free outdoor concert kicks off the new 2012-2013 Broadway season with star performances from new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live orchestra. For more information, please visit www.broadwayonbroadway.com. Press contact: Elisa Shevitz (703-0225)... Read More


The 2012 Mimi Awards

Mon Oct 29 The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has announced that the Fifth Annual Steinberg Playwright “Mimi” Awards will be presented. The Mimi Awards promote theater as a vital part of our culture by nurturing American playwrights and encouraging the development and production of new American plays. The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will present the 2012 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at this year’s ceremony, which will be held at the Read More


Jump For Joy Gala

Mon Nov 5 JUMP FOR JOY A Dance Variety Spectacular - Career Transition For Dancers’ 27th Anniversary Jubilee will be held at 7:00 PM at New York City Center (131 W 55th St). Angela Lansbury will host. It will be followed by a Supper at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton (1335 6th Ave). The evening  weaves together all genres and dance styles in an exciting tapestry of quality entertainment.  The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. The Rolex Dance Award will be Read More


The Rainbow Will End 8/19

END OF THE RAINBOW will take its final bow on Sun Aug 19 after playing 176 perfs at the Belasco. A national tour, also starring Tracie Bennett is planned as well as a possible film.  Click here for more information. Read More


THE PERFORMERS books Longacre; A CHRISTMAS STORY to the Lunt

The Broadway map for the Fall continues to take shape... THE PERFORMERS, the new play by David West Read, will begin Previews at the Lonacre on October 23 for a Press Opening on November 14.  Joining Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson in the cast will be Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker & Jenni Barber... A CHRISTMAS STORY, will play the soon-to-be vacated Lunt-Fontanne, where perfs will begin on November 5 (to 12/30).  Opening night is set for Monday, November 19... Read More


GHOST ends 8/18

GHOST will end its run at the Lunt on August 18.  It will have played 39 Previews and 136 regular Perfs... A national tour is shceduled for the Fall of 2013... Read More


Katie Holmes stars in Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS

Katie Holmes will star in Theresa Rebeck's new play DEAD ACCOUNTS, which will open at the Music Box this Fall under the direction of Jack O'Brien...   "Dead Accounts" had its World Premiere in January at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park... Read More


Carolee & Kathie Lee will bring Aimee to B'way

SCANDALOUS, a new musical about Aimee Semple McPherson by Kathie Lee Gifford, David Pomeranz & David Friedman will play the Neil Simon starting Previews on Sat Oct 13 and Opening on Thurs Nov 15.  Read More


TRIBES extends Off-Bway

The Off-Bway production of TRIBES, which Opened on Sun Mar 4 at the Barrow St has announced another extension and will now play through Sun Jan 6. The play is written by Nina Raine and directed by David Cromer. Click here for more information... Read More


Additional Casting for CYRANO

Roundabout Theatre Company announced additional cast members who will join Douglas Hodge as “Cyrano” in its Broadway production of CYRANO DE BERGERAC.  Clémence Poésy will make her Broadway debut as “Roxane” and Patrick Page will play “Comte De Guiche.” Read More


CHAPLIN Cast Announced

Joining Rob McClure (Charlie Chaplin) in the cast of the new musical CHAPLIN are Jim Borstelmann (Alf Reeves), Jenn Colella (Hedda Hopper), Erin Mackey (Oona O’Neill), Michael McCormick (Sennett, McGranery, Emcee), Christiane Noll (Hannah Chaplin), Zachary Unger (Young Charlie, Jackie) and Wayne Alan Wilcox (Sydney Chaplin).  Read More


THE HEIRESS begins at the Kerr on October 7

The B'way revival of THE HEIRESS, by Ruth & Augustus Goetz and directed by Moisés Kaufman,  will play the Walter Kerr.  Previews will begin on October 7 for a Press Opening on November 1 (to 2/10/13). Read More


GRACE to play the Cort

The B'way Premiere of GRACE will play the Cort (138 W 48th St) starting Previews on Thurs Sept 13 for an Opening on Thurs Oct 4. Click here for more information including the newly announced design team. Read More


RENT closing 9/9

The off-B'way production of RENT will close on Sun Sept 9 where it has been playing at New World Stages since Aug 11, 2011. Click here for more information.   Read More


KINKY BOOTS announces cast & designers

Producers Daryl Roth & Hal Luftig have announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of KINKY BOOTS, the new musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell the musical will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St in Chicago, IL) beginning Tues Oct 2 (to 11/4) in advance of a B’way opening. Stark Sands & Billy Porter lead a cast of thirty-two that also includes Annaleigh Read More


DROOD announces Cast & Designers


Alec Baldwin returns to B'way in ORPHANS

  Alec Baldwin will return to Broadway in the Spring of 2013 in Lyle Kessler’s ORPHANS, directed by Daniel Sullivan and produced by Frederick Zollo and Robert Cole.  This will mark the 1983 play's Broadway Premiere...   Read More


ANYTHING GOES' final voyage is now 7/8

The B'way production of ANYTHING GOES, slated to close on Sun Aug 5 will now close on Sun Jul 8.  Click here for more information. Read More


MEMPHIS Exits Shubert Flagship

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award-winning musical, will close on August 5 after 30 Previews and 1,166 regular perfs, leaving the Shubert available for the coming season... Read More


GHOST BROTHERS work continues

THE GHOST BORTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY, which had its World Premiere at the Alliance this Spring, will continue work with a 60-hour commercial reading in NYC.  The readings will be presented in late September, according to casting notices... The musical, which has Book by Stephen King and Music & Lyrics by John Mellencamp, will again be directed by Alliance Artistic Director Susan V Booth.  Laura Stanczyk is casting the reading... Read More


INTO THE WOODS has a familiar Mysterious Man

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. Joining the previously announced cast will be Ellen Harvey (Cinderella’s Stepmother); Bethany Moore (Stepsister); Jennifer Rias (Stepsister); Sarah Stiles (Little Red Ridinghood); and Kristine Zbornik (Jack’s Mother) complete the cast with Chip Zien, who originated the role of the Baker in the 1987 Read More


MTC Announces Two New Productions

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced two additional productions for their 2012/2013 season. Read More


SISTER ACT will raise its final voice 8/26

The B'way production of SISTER ACT will close on Sun Aug 26. The produciton opened on Mar 24, 2011 at the Broadway... Click here for more information Press contact: The Hartman Group Read More


JCS may close on July 1

  The producers of the Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR have announced that unless business improves, the musical will close at the Neil Simon on Sunday, July 1.   As of that date, the show will have played 116 regular performances and 24 previews...   Read More


BARE will play New World Stages

Producers Randy Taradash, Paul Boskind & Martian Entertainment, and Gregory Rae have annouced that the original musical BARE will have an Off-Bway run beginning previews  at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Mon Nov 19.  Opening Night is set for Sun Dec 9.   Read More


MIKE TYSON is coming to B'way

Spike Lee will direct Mike Tyson in MIKE TYSON: THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH for six perfs at B'way's Longacre starting Tues Jul 31 (to 8/5). "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" offers a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of the one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. For more information, click here. Press Contact: Sunshine Sachs   Read More


GLENGARRY with Pacino opens this Fall


LYONS ends 7/1

  The Broadway production of LYONS by Nicky Silver will end its run at the Cort on Sunday, July 1.  It will have played 21 preview perfs and 80 regular perfs... Read More


ANYTHING GOES ends 8/5

  The Roundabout's production of ANYTHING GOES will end its run at the Sondehim on Sunday, August 5.  The most-recent of its three extensions originally had it playing until September 9... Read More


THE ANARCHIST will play the Lyceum

THE ANARCHIST, David Mamet's play starring Patti Lupone and Debra Winger will play the Lyceum beginning Tues Nov 13 and opening Sun Dec 2. For more information, click here. Press contact: Jeffrey Richards Associates  Read More


WARRIOR CLASS announces cast

Second Stage Uptown's World Premiere of WARRIOR CLASS by Kenneth Lin has announced that Louis Ozawa Changchien, Katharine Powell & David Rasche will comprise the cast of the play which Opens on Mon Jun 23 at the McGinn/Cazale. Click here for more information. Press contact: The Hartman Group Read More


Woody has a BULLET FOR ADOLF

BULLET FOR ADOLF, a new play by Woody Harrelson & Frankie Hyman will spend the summer at New World Stages starting Thurs Jul 19 (to 9/9) Read More


GODSPELL to close 6/24

GODSPELL will play its final perf at Circle in the Square on Sunday, June 24.  The musical, which began its run on October 13, 2011, will have played 30 preview perfs and 264 regular perfs...    Read More


FELA! will play Hirschfeld

  FELA! will return to Broadway.  It will play the recently vacated Hirschfeld, where its limited engagement begins on July 9, 2012 (to 8/4).  This will mark the last stop on the show's National Tour, which began in October 2011...     Read More


And the Winners are...


Debra Winger makes B'way Debut

  Debra Winger will be make her Broadway debut in the American Premiere of THE ANARCHIST, a new play written and directed by David Mamet. Winger will star alongside the previously announced Patti LuPone in the two-hander.  Performances are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 13 for a Press Opening on Sunday, December 2 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced...   Read More


GRACE starring Rudd & Shannon will play B'way

Debbie Bisno, Fox Theatricals and Paula Wagner will present the New York Premiere of GRACE by Craig Wright.  The play will feature Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington and Edward Asner.  A limited engagement will begin on Friday, September 14 for a Press Opening on Thurs October 4 at a Shubert Theater to be announced. Dexter Bullard will direct... Read More


CYRANO at Roundabout

According to casting calls, the Roundabout will present CYRANO DE BERGERAC this Fall, with Previews scheduled to begin on September 14.  A director has not been announced...   Read More


BACKBEAT rocks L.A. then B'way

BACKBEAT is targeting B'way following a run as part of the Ahmanson's 2012-13 Season. Based on the 1994 film of the same name, "Backbeat" is the origin story of the Beatles, which focuses on Stuart Sutcliffe, the "fifth Beatle."  David Leveaux is the director... Read More


MTC Announces 2012-13 Productions


HANDS ON A HARDBODY will lay hands on B'way

Producers Broadway Across America, Rich Entertainment Group, Barbara Whitman,Latitude Link,Dede Harris,Sharon Karmazin & Howard and Janet Kagan will bring the La Jolla Playhouse production of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY to B'way in the 2012-2013 season. Read More


PRINCE Gets New Dates & Producing Team


CLYBOURNE PARK Gets Extension

  The Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-nominated “Best Play” CLYBOURNE PARK, now playing at the Walter Kerr, extended its run, adding another 4 weeks to the previously-announced 16-week engagement.  Tickets are now on sale through August 12...     Read More


The Palace got ANNIE!

As expected, ANNIE will open at the Palace on November 8, 2012, with Previews set to begin on October 3.  The Palace's current tenant, PRISCILLA, will close on June 24... Read More


Details for THE PERFORMERS

  Robyn Goodman has on her agenda the World Premiere of a new play by David West Read titled THE PERFORMERS about the porn industry.  Evan Cabnet will direct, and Henry Winkler & Cheyenne Jackson have been mentioned for the leads. Stephen Kocis/Aged in Wood Productions is the GM, and Sam Rudy will handle the Press...    Read More


NEWSIES officially Open-Ended

Disney announced that NEWSIES is now an open-ended run.  Following the production at the Paper Mill Playhouse last fall, the show came to Broadway for a 12 week run.  It was first extended another 10 weeks, through August 19th. This announcement comes on the heels  of eight Tony Award nominations... Read More


PRISCILLA's road trip ends 6/24

Priscilla Queen of the Desert will play its final performance at the Palace on Sun Jun 24. The production, which was directed by Simon Phillips will have played 23 previews and 526 regular performances. Press contact: Boneau Bryan-Brown Read More


THE LAST SMOKER... will play the Westside

The new musical comedy The Last Smoker in America will get its New York premiere this summer, it was announced today.  The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award® Nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), will be directed by  Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal’s The Best Man) and choreographed by T AC Ciulla (Footloose).  Perfs begin Wedn July 11 upstairs at the Westside (407 West 43rd St), with an Read More


B'way is next stop for BRING IT ON Tour

The tour of the new musical BRING IT ON will play Broadway, at the St James, from July 12 thru October 7.  This engagement gives Jujamcyn a tenant in their flagship following the closing of "Leap of Faith"... Read More


EVER AFTER Details

EVER AFTER, the new musical inspired by the 1998 film of the same name, is targetting the 2013-14 Season on Broadway.  It will feature Book & Lyrics by Marcy Heisler and Music by Zina Goldrich and will be directed by Kathleen Marshall.  Charlotte Wilcox is the GM for producers Philip Morgaman & Scott Landis... Read More


Zooey Deschanel in DAUGHTER

  Loretta Lynn announced from the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium during Opry Country Classics that she has chosen Grammy and Golden Globe nominated actress Zooey Deschanel to portray her in an upcoming Broadway-bound stage adaptation of COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER...     Read More


BECOMING CHAPLIN Gets Theatre & New Title

CHAPLIN, the new musical with Book by Thomas Meehan & Christopher Curtis, Music & Lyrics by Christopher Curtis, and formerly known as both "Becoming Chaplin" and "Limelight," will open at the Barrymore this Fall. Previews begin on August 21 for an Opening on  Septmber 10.  Warren Carlyle is the Director & Choreographer...  Read More


HOW TO SUCCEED ends on May 20

HOW TO SUCCEED...  will play its final performance at the Hirschfeld on Sunday, May 20.   The production, which recouped its $9 million initial investment in December 2011, opened on March 27, 2011 and will have played 30 preview and 473 regular performances... Read More


LEAP OF FAITH closing 5/13

The B'way production of LEAP OF FAITH will close on Sun May 13. The musical opened on Tues Apr 3 at the St James. Read More


SEMINAR & MAGIC BIRD set closing dates

The B'way production of Seminar currently on at the Golden will close on Sun May 6. "Seminar" was directed bvy Sam Gold and Opened on Thurs Oct 27, 2011.  The B'way production of Magic/Bird currently on at the Broadhurst will close on Sat May 12. "Magic/Bird" was directed by Thomas Kail and opened on Wed Apr 11, 2012. Read More


Tony Nominees Announced


Nominees for the Off Broadway Alliance Awards Announced

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, has announced the nominees for the 2nd Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2011-2012 season.  Read More


Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, have announced its nominees for the 2011-12 season in 24 categories.  Read More


Drama League Nominations Announced

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Dir) has announced the 2011-2012 Drama League Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award at a ceremony hosted by Megan Hilty (9 to 5, “Smash”), Justin Long (Seminar) & Raven-Symoné at Sardi’s Restaurant.  Read More


Two new productions from Roundabout

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has announced two new premiere productions at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.  Read More


"Hey, you dropped your shoe."

The upcoming revival of CINDERELLA has its leads.  Laura Osnes will play Cinderella and Santino Fontana will play Prince.  This new verison, by Douglas Carter Beane, of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical will be directed by Mark Brokaw... Read More


Warren Carlyle is DROOD Choreo

According to casting breakdowns, the Roundabout's upcoming revival of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD will be choreographed by Warren Carlyle ("Finian's Rainbow," "Follies").  The production, which will be directed by Scott Ellis and feature Chita Rivera, will begin perfs this Fall at Studio 54... Read More


THE LANDING lands at the Vineyard

According to casting notices, The Vineyard (Douglas Aibel, Artistic Dir) has on its agenda a new musical featuring a Book and Lyrics by Greg Pierce and Music by John Kander. Walter Bobbie will direct the developmental production which will begin perfs on Tues May 15 (to 6/3). The show will star David Hyde Pierce and is billed as "a beautiful and haunting musical, comprised of three distinct and gripping stories"...  Read More


HARVEY rehearsals begin April 19

Yes, there's still one more Broadway show yet to go into rehearsal this Spring, though it's not part of the current awards season.  The Roundabout's production of HARVEY will begin rehearsals on April 19.  Additionally, Artie Gaffin has been confirmed as the PSM...   Read More


Tryout for DINER

  DINER, a new musical based on the 1982 film with Book by Barry Levinson and Music & Lyrics by Sheryl Crow, will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere at San Francisco’s SHN Curran Theatre, from Tuesday, October 23, 2012, through Sunday, November 18, 2012, with an opening night of Friday, November 2, 2012.  "Diner" is slated to open on Broadway in the spring of 2013, instead of the fall of 2012 as previously announced.    Read More


PRINCE gets Cast

PRINCE OF BROADWAY, the new musical retrospective of the career of Hal Prince, has announced its cast.  Perfs are slated to begin in November 2012... The cast will linclude Sebastian Arcelus, Sierra Boggess, Daniel Breaker, Josh Grisetti, Shuler Hensley, Richard Kind, Amanda Kloots-Larsen, LaChanze, Linda Lavin, Caroline O'Connor, David Pittu and Emily Skinner... Read More


Roundabout Announces Three New Productions

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Dir) has announced three new productions as part of its 2012-2013 season. Read More


THE LYONS Moving Uptown to The Court

Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS which debuted last fall at Vineyard Theatre, will transfer to Broadway's Cort (138 W 48 St) with preview performances beginning the first week of April prior to an official opening before the April 26 cutoff for the 2012 Tony Awards.  Read More


Extension for PORGY & BESS

Producers announced that PORGY AND BESS will extend through September 30, 2012.  It opened at the Richard Rogers on January 12, 2012, and was originally scheduled to end its run on June 24... Read More


STICK FLY to close on Feb 26

STICK FLY will finish its run at the Cort on Sunday, February 26, after 24 previews and 92 regular perfs... Read More


Dates set for CLYBOURNE PARK

CLYBOURNE PARK will open on B'way at the Walter Kerr on April 19, with Previews beginning on March 26 (to 7/15)...   Written by Bruce Norris and directed by Pam MacKinnon, "Clybourne Park" will feature its original cast: Crystal A Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse, Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood... Read More


BECOMING CHAPLIN coming to B'way

BECOMING CHAPLIN, a new musical depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, with Music and Lyrics by Christopher Curtis and Book by Thomas Meehan & Christopher Curtis, will open on B'way in the 2012-2013 season.  Warren Carlyle  directs and choreographs the production. Broadway theatre, casting, additional creative team and dates to be announced...     Read More


STREETCAR will play the Broadhurst

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, starring Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker & Dapne Rubin-Vega will play the Broadhurst this spring. Opening night is TBD. "Streetcar" is replacing the previously planned REBECCA. Read More


Christian Borle in for PETER & THE STARCATCHER

Christian Borle will continue the role of Black Stache, which he played in the original Off-B'way production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER when it Opens on B'way at the Brooks Atkinson beginning Previews on Wed March 28, with an official Opening set for Sun April 15. Click here for more information on the B'way production... Read More


REBECCA postpones, aims for 2012/2013 seaon

The B'way production of the musical REBECCA that was slated to Open Sun Apr 22 at the Broadhurst has annouced that it has been postponed until next season due to problems with capitalization. Click here for more information on the production. Read More


CLYBOURNE PARK moving in to Walter Kerr

CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris will Open on B’way on Thurs Apr 12 at the Walter Kerr (219 W 48th St). Who are the people in your neighborhood? In 1959, a white family moves out. In 2009, a white family moves in. In the intervening years, change overtakes a neighborhood, along with attitudes, inhabitants, and property values. The Pulitzer Prize winning play which first Opened off’Bway at Playwrights Horizons on Feb 21 2010 and subsequently played the West End in London will be Read More


MAGIC/BIRD snags Longacre

MAGIC/BIRD, the new play be Eric Simonson, will begin open at the Longacre on April 11. Joining actors Kevin Daniels as Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird, will be Deirdre O’Connell as Georgia Bird/Shelly/Patricia Moore, Peter Scolari as Red Auerbach/Jerry Buss/Pat Riley, Rob Ray Manning Jr. as Michael Cooper/Henry Alvarado/Frank, and Francois Battiste as Jon Lennox/Ron Baxter/Willy... Read More


CHINGLISH to close Jan 29

CHINGLISH will play its final performance at the Longacre on January 29 after 128 performances... Read More


LEAP replaces CLEAR DAY at St James

The new musical LEAP OF FAITH will begin perfs on April 3 at the St James.  This announcement comes on the heels of the closing for ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, which will shutter on January 19... Read More


THE HEIRESS returns to B'way in Fall 2012

Jessica Chastain will make her B'way debut starring in a revival of THE HEIRESS. Written by Ruth Goetz & Augustus Goetz, "The Heiress" will be directed by Moisés Kaufman and will open in the Fall of 2012 at a theatre to be announced. The play will be produced by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman & Stephanie P McClelland.  Read More


Charnin's SKIN DEEP aiming for Bway

Martin Charnin ("Annie") has announced that he has plans to return to Bway with a new musical entitled SKIN DEEP. The musical, told as a romatic fairytale follows the subsequent, untold adventures of Cinderella's Step-Mother, and her unfortunately unattractive and desperate Step-Sisters, and their search for happiness after Prince Charming whisks Cinderella off to her new life. The show will be produced by Barbara Portman and is aiming for a Spring 2013 arrival on B'way. Mr Charnin Read More


Additions to DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Mike Nichols' revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN has completed casting.   Philip Seymour Hoffman (Willy Loman), Linda Emond (Linda Loman) and Andrew Garfield (Biff Loman) will be joined by Finn Wittrock (Happy), Fran Kranz (Bernard), Bill Camp (Charley), John Glover (Ben), Remy Auberjonois (Howard Wagner), Glenn Fleshler (Stanley), Stephanie Janssen (Miss Forsythe), Kathleen McNenny (Jenny), Elizabeth Morton (Letta) and Molly Price (The Woman).     Read More


Closing Made Official for B&C

BONNIE & CLYDE, the new Broadway musical which opened on December 1, 2011 at the Shcoenfeld, has announced its closing date: December 30, 2011.  Days ago, the production stopped selling tickets past Decemeber 30, but the first official announcement of the closing came today... Read More


VENUS IN FUR to Lyceum

VENUS IN FUR, which concludes its run at MTC's Samuel J Friedman on December 18, will re-open on February 7, 2012 at the Lyceum.  The limited engagement will continue through June 17, 2012.  "Venus in Fur" will be produced at the Lyceum by Jon B Platt, Scott Landis, Manhattan Theatre Club Productions, Inc. (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove Executive Producer), Jessica R Jenen, Scott M Delman, and Classic Stage Company... Read More


CINDERELLA is aiming for Bway

A new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA -- with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II -- is aiming for an opening next season on Broadway following a workshop production in April 2012. Robyn Goodman will produce the musical along with Aged in Wood Productions. Read More


ONCE is B'way Bound

The new musical ONCE, which is currently on at New York Theatre Workshop, will begin Previews on February 28, 2012 at the Bernard Jacobs.  Opening night has been set for March 18... Read More


Full Casting for PORGY & BESS

PORGY AND BESS, which will begin Previews at the Richard Rodgers on December 17, has confirmed its full cast.  Read More


REBECCA Cast Announced

The new musical REBECCA, which begins Previews on March 27 at the Broadhurst, annouced the cast that will be joining Sierra Boggess.  They are Tam Matu as Maxim de Winter, Karen Mason as Mrs. Danvers, James Barbour as Jack Favell, John Dossett as Frank Crawley, Donna English as Beatrice de Winter, and Nick Wyman as Giles. Read More


Dates & Additional Cast for DEATH OF A SALESMAN

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Linda Emond & Andrew Garfield and directed by Mike Nichols, will open at the Barrymore on March 15, 2012. Previews begin on February 13... Read More


Hallucinations return to Studio 54

HARVEY, the 1944 play by Mary Chase, will open at Studio 54 on June 14, 2012.  Scott Ellis directs a cast headed by Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")... Read More


Design Team announced for THE BEST MAN

Derek McLane (Settings), Ann Roth (Costumes) and Kenneth Posner (Lighting) will design this season's revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN.  The production, which will go into a Shubert house to be announced, is slated to open on April 1, 1012... Read More


Gavin Creel Joins SHE LOVES ME Benefit

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Dir) has announced the full cast of a one-night only performance of SHE LOVES ME. The romantic musical comedy features a Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by Jerry Bock & Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The cast features Gavin Creel, Jane Krakowski, Kelli O’Hara, Josh Radnor, Peter Bartlett, Michael McGrath, Rory O’Malley & Victor Garber with Jane Brockman, Rachel de Benedet, Rebecca Eichenberger, Gina Ferrall, Rob Lorey, Jeffrey Read More


END OF THE RAINBOW announces Cast and House

END OF THE RAINBOW, the new play with music about Judy Garland, will open on Monday, April 2 at the Belasco.  Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell join Tracie Bennett in the cast... Read More


It's the Nederlander for NEWSIES

NEWSIES will begin its Broadway run at the Nederlander on March 12, 2011.  The new musical, based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, played a successful run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in September. Current plans have NEWSIES playing a limited run thru June 10, 2012. Read More


ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS on B'way

The National's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS will open on B'way on April 18, 2012 at the Music Box under the auspices of Bob Boyett.  Nicholas Hytner is the director. Read More


NICE WORK... Announces Opening

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT will open on Tues Apr 24 at the Imperial.  Kathleen Marshall will direct and choreograph stars Matthew Broderick & Kelli O'Hara. Read More


I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN Reading presented

Broadway Bound Productions in assoc w/Mid Life Crisis Productions, Inc will present a staged reading of I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN by John S Anastasi.  The decisive year was 1981.  Ray Balston was an air traffic controller.  He was one of the best and he loved his job.  He was also one of the leaders of his public employee union's national strike that led President Ronald Reagan to permanently fire every striking air traffic controller in the country who walked off the job, Read More


Williamstown Theatre Festival to present Annual Benefit "We The Future"

The Williamstown Theatre Festival (Jenny Gersten, Artistic Dir) will honor the Festival’s Training Programs at its Annual Benefit, “We The Future,” to be held on Mon Nov 14 at 6:30 PM at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th St). The evening, hosted by comedian (and Williamstown veteran) Lewis Black, will feature former WTF alumni Tony Goldwyn, Kathryn Hahn & Constantine Maroulis performing with members of the 2011 Apprentice and Non-Equity companies.  The evening will Read More


Soho Playhouse to present CANTERBURY TALES REMIXED

The SoHo Playhouse, Inc (Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Dir) will present THE CANTERBURY TALES REMIXED, written and performed by Baba Brinkman with music and turntablism by Mr. Simmonds and directed by Darren Lee Cole. Geoffrey Chaucer's timeless Canterbury Tales comes to life in a performance linking today's hip-hop lyrics with the greatest stories ever told.  Framed by re-imaginings of the epic poems Gilgamesh and Beowulf, Mr Brinkman, a Canadian hip-hop artist, forges a new piece out of the Read More


American Voices New Play Institute holds convening at Arena Stage

The American Voices New Play Institute will hold the first of its three convenings in the 2011-2012 season Nov 4-5 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington DC. This convening, IN THE INTERSECTION: Non-Profit and Commercial Producers in the New Play Sector, will bring together about 30 theater practitioners and producers who have worked in both the non-profit and commercial theater industry. The event will be closed to the public and the media. Participants include Read More


New York Stage and Film Announces Annual Winter Gala

New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Dir; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Dirs) has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held on Sun Dec 4 at The Plaza Hotel (770  5th Ave) will honor actor Christopher Plummer; Artistic Director of the Cherry Lane Theatre, Angelina Fiordellisi & producer/writer/director Matt Williams. All proceeds from the evening will benefit New York Stage and Film’s support of artists from around the country in the Read More


Carolle Carmello joins SISTER ACT

Carolee Camello will replace Victoria Clark as the Mother Superior in SISTER ACT on Broadway beginning Sat Nov 19.  Read More


Price Berkley Memorial - October 19

A memorial service and reception honoring Price Berkley, the founder of Theatrical Index, will be held on Wed Oct 19 at Sardi’s (Eugenia Room, 4th Floor).  The memorial will begin at 5:30 PM.  If you wish to attend, please RSVP by calling 212/586-6343 x11 or emailing circulation@theatricalindex.com... Read More



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