News: The National Alliance for Musical Theatre 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals at New World Stages

October 29, 2016 | Broadway, LGBT, News, Off-Broadway > | Tags:

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has been hard at work since 1989 introducing writers and their new musicals to significant theatre industry leaders. Now in its 28th year, NAMT attracts theatre producers from around the world for this industry-only event to discover eight new musicals presented in 45-minute concert presentations over two days. All production costs are underwritten…

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Broadway Preview: Glenn Close Returns to Broadway as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard”

October 25, 2016 | Broadway, News, Previews > | Tags: , ,

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner announced today the Broadway return of three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close in her most iconic role, Norma Desmond, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Based on Billy Wilder’s classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Direct from a bravura…

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News: “The Glass Menagerie” Will Begin Performances at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on Tuesday February 7, 2017

September 6, 2016 | Broadway, News, Previews > | Tags:

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that Lincoln Center Theater has joined the upcoming Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s most cherished play, The Glass Menagerie, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Sally Field and two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello. As previously announced, Tony Award® winner Sam Gold will direct the production, which will also star Finn Wittrock and newcomer Madison Ferris,…

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News: Fringe Encore Series 2016 at SoHo Playhouse Begins September 8, 2016

September 6, 2016 (New York, NY) – Amidst the hundreds of shows that can be seen each year at the New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, it’s hard to know which of the brand-new shows will become the hits of the festival until after the final curtain is drawn. Critics’ responses roll out during the festival, and trying to catch…

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Preview: “Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812” Opens on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on Monday November 14, 2016

September 1, 2016 | Broadway, News, Previews > | Tags:

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban* as ‘Pierre’ and Denée Benton* as ‘Natasha.’ Created by Dave Malloy* (Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin* (Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM) – also making their Broadway debuts – THE GREAT COMET will blaze into Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning October…

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Preview: Donmar Warehouse Production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” Opens at the Booth Theatre on Sunday October 30, 2016

August 31, 2016 | Broadway, News, Previews > | Tags:

Full casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The production begins performances on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and will open on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). This is…

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Preview: “Vox Lumiere’s Phantom of the Opera” Opens at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square

August 30, 2016 | News, Off-Broadway, Previews > | Tags:

The producers of VOX LUMIERE’S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are thrilled to announce that the award-winning immersive and interactive stage and screen experience is coming to New York City, beginning performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square on Monday, January 16, 2017. Created, composed & directed by Kevin Saunders Hayes, VOX LUMIERE’S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will celebrate…

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News: FringeNYC 2016 Announces Overall Excellence Award Winners at drom

August 28, 2016 — Winners of the 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at drom in New York. As selected by an independent panel of over 30 theater professionals, the winners are as follows: Overall Play: “Pucker Up and Blow;” “The Radicalization of Rolfe;” and “Black Magic”…

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Signature Theatre Mourns the Passing of Founding Artistic Director James Houghton

August 3, 2016 | News, Off-Broadway > | Tags:

It is with sadness that Signature Theatre announces its Founder James Houghton passed away at his home in Manhattan on August 2, 2016 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…

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The Archives of La Mama Announce the Launch of La Mama’s Digital Collections Website

June 28, 2016 | News > | Tags:

The Archives of La MaMa is pleased to announce the launch of La MaMa’s Digital Collections Website ( Its development was made possible by a generous “hidden archival collections” grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The site, which premieres on June 27, 2016 as part of La MaMa’s 55th anniversary season, is freely available for use by…

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