Signature's 2022 Sondheim Awards Gala will Honor Carol Burnett

Signature Theatre (VA) in Arlington, Virginia will present their 2022 Sondheim Award Gala on May 16, 2022 honoring Carol Burnett. Signature’s Sondheim Award Gala honors an individual who has made important contributions to American musical theater. As one of the Washington region’s premier fundraising events, the Sondheim Award Gala benefits Signature’s artistic, education, and community outreach programs, impacting more than 100,000 individuals each year. The Black Ti... Read More

Sargent Aborn Set to Retire as CEO of Tams-Witmark

Sargent Aborn, long-serving CEO of Tams-Witmark, will retire at the end of this month to spend more time with his family. He has spent over 40 years with the company. Aborn began as in-house counsel for Tams in 1981 and ultimately became its President in 2001 after his father, Louis H Aborn, stepped down. The company was formed by his grandfather and namesake, Sargent Aborn, in 1925. The Tams-Witmark Collection has been part of Concord Theatricals since 2018 and will continue to be ... Read More

TPOC Announces Free Program for Aspiring BIPOC Producers

Theatre Producers of Color (TPOC), a newly formed organization committed to supporting the next generation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) producers by providing access to education, training, and mentorship, has announced its second-annual educational program – “Commercial Theatre Producing 101.” Over ten weeks, participants will learn the fundamentals of commercial producing – development paths, financing, budgeting, and more – with experience... Read More

Ars Nova Announces 17 New Artist Residencies and Commissions

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Founding Artistic Dir;  Renee Blinkwolt Managing Director) has announced 17 new artists and groups selected in 2022 for residencies and commissions at Ars Nova. The Company’s slate of artist residencies and commissions supports outside-the-box thinking and encourages innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a protective environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova amplifies the voices of a new generation o... Read More

Ogunquit Playhouse Welcomes Janet Clarkson Davis

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced the hiring of Janet Clarkson Davis in the role of Development Director. Throughout her 27 years in the nonprofit sector, Davis has provided capital and annual campaign consulting, strategic planning, and governance services to a multitude of arts and cultural clients, most recently as founding principal of the consulting firm Clarkson Davis. For more information, please visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. Press contact: Kelly Guiod/The Press Room NYC... Read More

Jen Namov Launches Management and Production Company

Jen Namoff has announced the formation of Namoff & Company, a bi-coastal, full-service Talent Management & Production Company representing clients across television, film, music, and theater. John Bautista and Doug Middlebrook join Namoff in this new venture as Director of Operations/Talent Manager and Creative Director/Producer, respectively. Among Namoff & Company’s roster of artists are Tituss Burgess, Tammy Blanchard, Katrina Lenk, Gabrielle Carrubba, Kelly... Read More

Jack Viertel Retires as Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn

After 34 years serving as the Creative Director and then Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jack Viertel has announced his retirement at the end of 2021. Mr Viertel came to the company in 1987. From 2000 to 2020 he also served as Artistic Director of the Encores! series at New York City Center, where he oversaw the presentation of over 60 productions. Prior to working at Jujamcyn, Mr. Viertel was the dramaturg at the Mark Taper Forum, the theater critic at the Los Angeles Herald... Read More

Concord Theatricals Extends Relationship with Irving Berlin Estate

Concord Theatricals has announced that it is extending its representation as the exclusive worldwide theatrical agent for the estate of Irving Berlin. The Irving Berlin Collection, which includes "Annie Get Your Gun," "White Christmas" and "Holiday Inn," has been championed through Concord’s R&H Theatricals imprint for over thirty years. For more information about the Irving Berlin collection visitconcordtheatricals.com/irvingberlin. Press contact: DKC/O&M (212/695-7400)... Read More

(CANCELED) Amas Musical Theatre To Present "Dare To Be Different" Festival at A.R.T./NewYork Theatres

This event has been canceled due to the COVID surge. Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Prod) now in its 52nd season, will present the fourth year of “Dare To Be Different,” a festival of new musicals and special events, from Jan 27 – Feb 18, 2022 at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd St). For reservations, please email boxoffice@amasmusical.org or call 212-563-2565. The Amas Dare to be Different Series of New Musicals and Special Events is as... Read More

Black Theatre Coalition Announces New Executive Director & Program Director

Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) (T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, Co-Founders)  have announced new leadership within the organization. Black Theatre Coalition, the organization aiming “to build a sustainable, ethical roadmap to increase employment opportunities for Black theatre professionals” brings on Lico Whitfield as Program Director and Olivia Jones as Executive Director. BTC recently completed its inaugural Apprentice... Read More

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tenth Annual Underground Reading Series

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Dir/CEO) has announced the tenth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a four-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written by emerging artists. The Reading Series will feature new works by Liz Appel, Noah Diaz, Daria Miyeko Marinelli and York Walker. The Roundabout Underground Reading Series will take place Jan 18 - 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM at the Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Ave). Roundabout... Read More

2ST Theater Announces The 2022 Judith Champion New Voices Reading Series

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President & Artistic Dir; Khady Kamara, Executive Dir) continues its commitment to nurturing American playwrights with THE 2022 JUDITH CHAMPION NEW VOICES READING SERIES, which supports early career playwrights with one-night-only professionally produced readings for Second Stage subscribers, donors, and general audiences. The series will kick off with "Toros" by Danny Tejera, directed by David Mendizábal, on Jan 18. In... Read More

The Town Hall announces 2022 "Broadway By The Year" Concerts

The Town Hall will present the 21st season of Broadway By The Year, created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel. This year, The Town Hall will set a new concept for its signature series, with each concert highlighting a major musical theater theme. They are: The New Wave (Feb 14 at 8:00 PM) that will feature the breakthrough new composers of the last twenty-five years; From The Ziegfeld Follies to Moulin Rouge (Mar 21 at 8:00 PM) which will explore the... Read More

Kent Gash appointed as new Artistic Director at The Acting Company

The Acting Company  has announced the appointment of Kent Gash as its new Artistic Director. Gash joins The Acting Company following a distinguished 20-plus-year career as an award winning director, actor, educator and author. Gash is an Arts Professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is the Founding Director of the Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio on Broadway. Previously, Gash was an Associate Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, an... Read More

Arlene Shuler to step down as President and CEO of New York City Center

New York City Center has announced that Arlene Shuler will step down as President and CEO following the 2021 – 2022 Season after 19 years at the helm of Manhattan’s first performing arts center. Shuler will be honored for her extraordinary service and dedication to City Center’s founding mission to be a home for the performing arts and provide access for all New Yorkers at the Spring Gala on May 4—the opening night of Encores! "Into the Woods." The Board of Director... Read More

The Drama League Announces Dates and Programming for DirectorFest 2022

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Artistic Director; Bevin Ross, Executive Director), the nation’s only full-time creative home for directors, announces the dates and programming for DirectorFest 2022, a festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing by a new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its 2021 Directing Fellows. After its pivot to a virtual festival last year, The Drama... Read More

21st Annual 24 Hour Plays set for December 11

The 24 Hour Plays have announced that they will host their 21st Annual The 24 Hour Plays Broadway Gala on Sat Dec 11. Extraordinary artists from Broadway, TV and film will come together to create brand-new plays and musicals written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours. For the first time, the event will feature The 24 Hour Plays, The 24 Hour Musicals and The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, in a taped-to-live format. Guests may purchase a VIP ticket to join in-person watch parties i... Read More

The 76th Theatre World Awards Set for June 6, 2022

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the return to a live in-person presentation of the 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that will take place on Mon June 6, 2022 beginning at 7:00 PM. The Theater venue will be announced in spring 2022. Hosted annually by theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the ceremony will be produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors/Dale Badway. Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora are set... Read More

The Public's Under the Radar Festival (CANCELED)

THIS FESTIVAL HAS SBEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID 19 SURGE The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Dir) has announced the full line-up for the 18th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 12-30, 2022. The festival of The Public’s winter season returns to in-person performances at The Public Theater and partner venues Mabou Mines and PS21 with work by artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including JoAnne Akalaitis, Miggue... Read More

Primary Stages Presents CUT SONGS - A Free Virtual Benefit Concert

Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) has announced that they will present Cut Songs: Great Songs Getting Their Opening Night, a free virtual benefit concert. The concert will premiere on Wed Dec 1 at 7:30 PM ET on Primary Stages’ YouTube channel and will be available to stream on demand through Dec 5. Art is messy and sometimes you have to cut a favorite song, a favorite moment, to keep the plot moving forward... Read More

Mark Valdez to Receive SDCF Zelda Fichandler Award

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has announced the recipient and three finalists for its annual Zelda Fichandler Award. The Fichandler Award recognizes directors and choreographers who have demonstrated great accomplishment to date with singular creativity and deep investment in a particular community or region, and is named for Zelda Fichandler, the founding artistic director of... Read More

Fred Ebb Foundation Announces Recipients of 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S Bernard, Trustee) will present the seventeenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented on Monday Jan 3, 2022, at a by-invitation-only ceremony at Birdland Jazz Club. Additional details about the event will be announced at a later date. The Fred Ebb Award recognizes excellence in... Read More

ACLU & NYCLU Announce Performers For 19th Annual SING OUT FOR FREEDOM CONCERT

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has announce performers and special guests set to join their hybrid streaming and in-person Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert on Mon Nov 22 at 7:30 PM ES at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St.) The benefit concert will feature performances and appearances from Laura Benanti,  Ayodele Casel, November Christine, Kayla Davion, Somáh Haaland, Nikki M James, Judy Kuhn, Arian Moayed... Read More

L Morgan Lee Announced As 2021 Recipient Of Mark O’Donnell Prize

The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons announced today that Obie award-winning actress and theatre maker L Morgan Lee is the 2021 recipient of The Mark O’Donnell Prize, an annual prize presented to an emerging theater artist in recognition of their talent and promise. The Mark O’Donnell Prize is targeted toward “America’s most anomalous, singular and curious emerging writers, composers, directors and designers.” The award includes a cash prize of... Read More

Second Stage's 2021 Fall Gala To Honor Debra Martin Chase & Lynn Nottage

Second Stage Theater’s 2021 Fall Gala will honor Producer Debra Martin Chase and Playwright Lynn Nottage at a one-night-only celebration on Mon Nov 15 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. Ms Chase and Ms Nottage are both members of Second Stage Theater’s Board of Directors. The gala event, conceived by Charles Randolph-Wright, directed by Patricia McGregor, with music direction by Macy Schmidt and live music from The Broadway Sinfonietta, will feature performances by... Read More

Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING to Reunite for The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has announced that the original cast from the SPRING AWAKENING will reunite for a special, one-night-only benefit concert. The concert will star original cast members Skylar Astin, Gerard Canonico, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Eastbrook, John Gallagher, Jr., Gideon Glick, Jonathan Groff, Robert Hager, Brian Johnson, Lea Michele, Lauren Pritchard, Krysta Rodriguez... Read More

Roundabout's 2022 Gala Will Honor Chita Rivera

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced that the 2022 Gala “Paint the Town” will honor RTC alumna and friend Chita Rivera on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 54th St.) The evening will celebrate Ms Rivera’s contribution to the theater and include the presentation of The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre, named after the late Jason Robards for his longstanding relationship with Roundabout... Read More

Barrington Stage Company Founder and Artistic director Julianne Boyd to Retire After 2022 Season

Julianne Boyd, Founder and Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company (BSC) in the heart of the Berkshires, has announced plans to retire at the end of the 2022 season. The Board of Trustees is conducting a national search for her successor, who will assume leadership in the fall of 2022.  Boyd founded BSC in 1995, with the company originally performing in a high school in Sheffield, MA. Under Boyd’s leadership, BSC has produced 41 world premieres, 17 of which have moved... Read More

5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit, Nov 6 & 7

  The TheaterMakers Studio (Ken Davenport, founder) presents the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit, on November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day on November 8. With Broadway reopening, the theme of this year’s event is “Places Please.” The 2021 TheaterMakers Summit will be held virtually for attendees and speakers. This two-day event aims to unite aspiring writers, producers, directors, actors, and other theatre professionals and fans alike with industry... Read More

Roundabout to Present Virtual Convention on Off-Stage Careers

From Dec 7-9, Roundabout Theatre Company, with support from The National Endowment for the Arts will host Opening Stage Doors, the first-of-its-kind virtual convening to share tools and innovations in job training, mentorship, and job placement, with the goal of helping remove traditional barriers to off-stage performing-arts jobs. The three-day convening will be held virtually from 12:00 to 6:00 PM EST each day. Registration to the event is free and open to interested arts... Read More

MTC Announces New Commissioning Program, New Slate of Commissions, Inaugural Groundworks Lab for New Work Development

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Dir) and Barry Grove (Exec Prod) have announced a slate of playwright commissions through Manhattan Theatre Club’s new partnership with the Edgerton Foundation, as well as a new round of commissions supported by ongoing partnerships with Bobbie Olsen and other donors. MTC previously announced a new slate of commissions through its partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, awarded to J. Nicole Brooks, Diane Exavier, Franky D. Gonzalez, Charlie Oh,... Read More

Ryan J Haddad Recieves Vineyard Theatre’s 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that Ryan J. Haddad is the recipient of the 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Haddad will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's Emerging Artists Celebration on Fri Nov 12 at 5:00 PM at Broken Shaker Cocktail Bar at Freehand (23 Lexington Avenue).  Tina Satter and Emily Davis are set to host the event. Following the award presentation, and continuing with the tradition of a conversation... Read More

The 13th Annual Jimmy Awards to be Presented June 27, 2022 at the Minskoff

The Broadway League has announce that the 13th annual Jimmy Awards will take place on Mon June 27, 2022 at 7:30 PM at the Minskoff (200 West 45th St) in Manhattan. The ceremony will feature nominees from over 40 regions around the US. This national talent showcase celebrates high school students from across the country and features dynamic ensemble and solo performances. At the ceremony, two talented students will be presented with a Best Performance by an Actor... Read More

WAR WORDS to be presented in NYC, LA for Veterans Day Week

Honoring Veteran’s Day, The Atlantic Council, NewYorkRep, and The United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance present "War Words,"  the Pulitzer Prize-nominated docu-play by Michelle Kholos Brooks, in the words of the men and women who served in the US Military during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. A New York presentation will take place Tues Nov 9, 7:30 PM at The Intrepid (Pier 86, 12th Ave at 46th Street), with a talk-back to follow. A Los Angeles presentation will take... Read More

Goodman Theatre announces New Stages Festival

Goodman Theatre (Robert Falls, Artistic Dir; Roche Schulfer, Exec Prod) has announced its six-project line-up of the 17th annual New Stages Festival (Dec 1-19) as well as invites Chicago-based early-career directors to apply for the 2022 Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship, now entering its 20th year. In addition, the Goodman welcomes project proposals for Future Labs, a development workshop series for plays written and led by artists of color now in its second season, with at... Read More

Hurwitz & Goldstein Announce Launch of Production Company Hugo Six

Producers Isaac Robert Hurwitz and Seth A Goldstein have announced the launch of Hugo Six, a transmedia production company with Broadway content and talent at its core. Co-founded by Hurwitz and Goldstein, the company is dedicated to creating diverse and dynamic content for the stage and screen that will captivate, enlighten and inspire contemporary audiences. Hugo Six has a musical television property and several new Broadway-aimed musicals on its development slate. The... Read More

2021 Hewes Design Awards Announced

Legendary costume designers Toni-Leslie James and Ann Roth each will be honored with a Ming Cho Lee Award for Lifetime Achievement in Design, bestowed by the Henry Hewes Design Awards at the 57th annual event in a livestream awards ceremony. Given the dearth of new designs accessible to the Henry Hewes committee and the overwhelming challenges that faced members of the design community, the committee has also chosen to honor five service organizations... Read More

Keen Co to Present Virtual Gala Honoring Pearl Cleage

Keen Company (Jonathan Silverstein, Artistic Dir) announced the company for the 22nd Annual Benefit Gala, a virtual evening of performances, musical entertainment, and backstage stories from stars of stage and screen, all in honor of Pearl Cleage on Mon Oct 25. The evening will feature tunes as well as readings from Pearl Cleage’s work, performed by Phylicia Rashad; Krysta Rodriguez; Tamika Sonja Lawrence; Tayari Jones; Zachary Noah... Read More

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Set for Oct 21 & 22

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced this year's shows featured in the 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The festival will be held on Thurs Oct 21 and Fri Oct 22, 2021 and will be presented as a unique digital and in-person hybrid, allowing wider accessibility for attendees. Now in its 33rd year, the NAMT attracts theatre producers from around the world to discover eight new musicals over two days. Production costs are... Read More

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) Announces 2021 Awards

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year’s recipients of their annual Awards, honoring playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists who show promise in their writing to invest in the future of theater through their stories. Brittany K Allen is the winner of the Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize. The $10,000 Award is given annually to a female-identifying playwright in honor of their work in comedy. The Award was spearheaded in 2020 by Georgia’... Read More

Amas Lab to Present Readings of "Alice's Wonderland: A New Musical"

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab has announced upcoming staged readings of “Alice’s Wonderland: A New Musical,” a musical adventure with book, music and lyrics by J. Quinton Johnson and Julia Riew. Based on a treatment of the Lewis Carroll story by David Coffman and Linda Chichester, the readings (by invitation only) will take place at the new Amas Studio (630 9th Ave – Suite 1205) on Mon Oct 11th at 3:00 PM... Read More

I Put a Spell on You: The Sanderson Variant to Stream Online on October 28

A bewitchingly cinematic extravaganza awaits when I Put a Spell on You, the annual sold-out Halloween concert-meets-party, streams online beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern on Thurs Oct 28. The virtual Halloween blowout, this year dubbed “The Sanderson Variant,” is produced by Kampfire Films, Con Limón Productions and Jay Armstrong Johnson and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  Building on last year’s successful... Read More

Reggie D White Receives Vineyard's 2021 Colman Domingo Award

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, and actor-playwright-director-producer Colman Domingo have announced that Reggie D White will be the second recipient of the Colman Domingo Award. Seeded in 2019 from the longtime collaboration between The Vineyard and Domingo, the Colman Domingo Award is bestowed annually to a multi-faceted Black male or male-identifying theatre artist to provide support and resources to create new work. Recipients are selected directly by... Read More


The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Billy Porter and Henry Tisch. An Emmy, Grammy, and Tony award-winning performer and activist, Mr Porter is the first openly gay black man to be nominated and win in any lead acting category at the Primetime Emmys. With extensive experience in producing and creative development, Mr Tisch is a life-long... Read More

Primary Stages Announces 37th Annual Gala Honoring Sharon Washington

Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Dirr; Shane D Hudson, Executive Dir; Casey Childs, Founder)has announced that their  37th Annual Gala will honor Sharon Washington with the 2021 Einhorn Mentorship Award. Hosted by Judy Gold, the event will take place in person on Wed Nov 10, at 6:00 PM at Sony Hall (235 W 46th St). The evening will include cocktails, dinner and musical performances, directed by Michelle Bossy. Performers and presenters will be announced at a... Read More

Rescheduled: Benefit Performance of "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

New Jersey’s Jesse Walker, host of the online celebrity show “The Jesse Walker Show,” in support of Project ALS, has announced a postponement of the special benefit virtual performance of the musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It" to honor the love and memory of the late Rebecca Luker. Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict and cast change, the live virtual special benefit concert originally announced to take place on September 28, 2021, has been rescheduled for... Read More

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces 2021 Honorees and Presenters for Gala Dinner

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Dir) kicks off its 45th Milestone Season of recovery and healing with the annual celebration the 43rd Art & Action Gala Dinner, an in-person  Benefit Dinner on Thursday Oct 21 at The Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown (18 East B'way at Catherine St). Erin Quill and Henry Yuk return as Master of Ceremonies. The 2021 Honorees are stage fight master, Michael G. Chin, Emmy-award winner, film, and stage actor Jod... Read More

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Returns Sunday, October 3

Celebrate the return of the live theater community on Sun Oct 3 when Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’  Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction once again takes to the streets of New York City’s Theater District. This year’s edition will feature ways to participate both in person and online, making the day a way for theater lovers around the world to connect. This year’s in-person event will again line Shubert Alley and West 44th and West 45th Streets,... Read More

Barrington Stage Co to Host Presentation of Billy Crystal's MR SATURDAY NIGHT Musical

Barrington Stage Company (Julianne Boyd, Founder/Artistic Dir) will welcome Billy Crystal in a presentation of a new musical in development, MR SATURDAY NIGHT on the Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union St) for nine performances only, October 22-24 and October 26-30. A new musical comedy, Mr. Saturday Night is about one man’s meteoric rise to the middle. The musical is a work in development and will be presented with minimal set and costume pieces.  Mr. Crystal... Read More

The York to Honor Maltby & Shire at 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Evans Haile, Exec Dir) will honor musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater and Elisa Loti Stein with The York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, to be held on Mon Nov 1 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th St). A cocktail reception at 6:00 PM and an elegant seated dinner a... Read More

Robert Falls to Step Down as Artistic Director of Goodman in Summer 2022

After more than three decades leading creative operations for one of America’s largest theaters, Tony Award-winner Robert Falls is ending his tenure as Artistic Director of Goodman Theatre (170 N Dearborn St, Chicago IL). Falls announced his intention to step down next summer at the completion of the current 2021/2022 Season. He will program the following 2022/2023 Season, in which he will direct two productions, to be announced in early 2022. Over the coming months, the Goodman will... Read More

York to Present Benefit Concert of new Musical "Blue Roses"

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director) will present a benefit New York premiere concert performance of the new musical BLUE ROSES with Book and Lyrics by Mimi Turque and Music by Nancy Ford, based on "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. Rescheduled from April 2020 due to the pandemic, this benefit concert is set for Mon Oct 18 at 7:00 PM at The Theatre at St. Jean’s (150 East 76th St.) The classic story... Read More

The Actors Fund Announces Virtual Gala on 11/1

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold a Virtual Gala on Mon Nov 1 at 7:00 PM ET. The evening will celebrate The Actors Fund; Emmy Award-winning icon, Debbie Allen; Clean Tech Investor, Real Estate Developer and  Philanthropist Niko Elmaleh; Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning producer Stacey Mindich; and creators of the talk show “Stars in the House,” Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, a... Read More

The Town Hall presents The Centennial Concert celebrating their 100th Anniversary

The Town Hall has announced a special Evening Concert Event on Mon Sept 20 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the venue's 100th Anniversary as part of Bryant Park's picnic performances. Featuring mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile and special guests Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner, Zakir Hussain and Ganesh Rajagopalan, Damon Daunno, and Timo Andres, the concert will commemorate the remarkable histor... Read More

The Drama League Announces Fall Benefit Honoring Wayne Brady

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Artistic Dir; Bevin Ross, Executive Dir) has announced their 2021 Fall Benefit "Light The Lights! A Drama League Celebration" honoring Wayne Brady as well as the addition of four new dynamic board members joining the organization. Taking place on Mon Oct 18 at the historic Players Club in Manhattan, the benefit will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and intimate musical performances.  Sceneworks Studios is the 2021 Benefit... Read More

(Cancelled) Staging Concepts Will Present Live Edition of "Stars in the House" at the Town Hall

This even thas been cancelled due to directives from the Theater Authority. Following more than a year of empty auditoriums, silent music halls and dark theaters, stage lights and sound systems are turning back on in performance spaces across the country. To celebrate the official return of Broadway this fall, Staging Concepts, a national provider of staging solutions and equipment, has joined forces with SiriusXM’s Broadway Channel personality Seth Rudetsky and his husband, produce... Read More

Playbill, Broadway League & Times Square Alliance to Present Outdoor Festival "Curtain Up!"

Playbill, in partnership with The Broadway League, the Times Square Alliance and title sponsor Prudential, will bring together all of Broadway with an unprecedented outdoor festival to celebrate all returning and new Broadway shows. Curtain Up! will take place from Fri Sept 17 through Sun Sept 19 outdoor in Times Square. The three-day, free festival will include interactive experiences, panels, live concerts, and performances culminating in a concert celebrating the entirety of the... Read More

DreamWorks Theatricals & Music Theatre International Announce Emerging Writers Program

DreamWorks Theatricals and Music Theatre International, in partnership with NBCUniversal’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) team, have announed the DreamWorks Theatricals/MTI Emerging Writers Program, a new partnership that will identify diverse teams of bookwriters, composers and lyricists with unique voices and points of view to develop musical adaptations of popular DreamWorks Animation titles intended for the Music Theatre International catalogue. This one-year,... Read More

John Gore Organization & Black Theatre Coalition Create Fellowship For Black Professionals

The John Gore Organization (JGO) has announced a landmark partnership with Black Theatre Coalition (BTC), an organization dedicated to eradicating racial inequities in the theater industry, by creating sustainable and ethical hiring practices for Black Professionals on Broadway and in the American Theatre. BTC and BAA’s collaboration is in the creation of a comprehensive paid fellowship program specifically for undergraduate college juniors and seniors and recent college graduates... Read More

Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr., Founder to Receive The 2020 Tony Honors

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry - Fred Gallo, President of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Founder. The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions,... Read More


The John Gore Organization (JGO) has announced  that Lauren Reid, is being named President of the John Gore Organization, effective immediately.  Lauren was most recently Chief Operating Officer of JGO.  As President of JGO, Lauren oversees JGO’s entire family of companies (Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, Group Sales Box Office, BroadwayBox and The Broadway Channel).  In addition, Lauren Reid serves as the Chair of the Broadway... Read More


The Broadway League has announced that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will require vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theatre staff, for all performances through October 2021. Masks will also be required for audiences inside the theatre, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. Under the policy, guests will ... Read More

American Repertory Theater Announces New Trustees and Advisors

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has announced six new Trustees and five new Advisors who joined the theater’s respective boards during the 2020/21 Season. New Trustees include writer/educator/facilitator Bethany M. Allen, attorney Dale Cendali, executive coach/author/speaker Priscilla H. Douglas, musician/performance poet Tim Hall, educator/executive/consultant Myran Parker-Brass, and award-winning writer/actress Anna Deavere Smith. New Advisors include... Read More

Eric Krebs to Reopen Theater at 555 W42nd as Theater 555

It was announced today that the 160-seat off-Broadway theater located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) will reopen this fall rechristened as Theater 555. Unused since the start of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, the theater was the home of the Signature and Pearl Theater Company’s. Its most recent tenant was the New York arm of Upright Citizens Brigade. Theater 555 will be owned and operated by off-Broadway and Broadway producer Eric Krebs whose career has... Read More

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) of Manhattan Theatre Club have announced this year’s six recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions. The commissioned writers are J. Nicole Brooks, Diane Exavier, Franky D. Gonzalez, Charlie Oh, Kristin Slaney, and Else Went. Since 2001, MTC has awarded a total of 100 commissions through the Sloan Foundation Program. MTC first collaborated with the Sloan Foundation in 2000 on the... Read More

Robert J Sherman, Bret Goldin & Andrew Kaplan Launch Sherman Theatrical Entertainment

Songwriter/producer Robert J. Sherman and finance professionals Bret Goldin and Andrew Kaplan announce the formation of Sherman Theatrical Entertainment Ltd., a musical theatre and entertainment company.  The new company is poised to bring the theatrical productions of Robert J Sherman, The Sherman Brothers, and Al Sherman to stage, screen, and streaming. Plans for music publishing and licensing of select songs and projects from the Sherman family legacy portfolio best known for film... Read More

Disney Will Present Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund,

Disney on Broadway will present Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund, celebrating the reopening of Broadway’s New Amsterdam and honoring the remarkable support that The Actors Fund has provided to members of the entertainment industry throughout the pandemic, will treat audiences to the most-beloved hit songs from Disney’s Broadway shows – including “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New World,” “Circle of... Read More

Festival Internazionale del Musical Announces Inaugural Global Celebration of Contemporary Musical Theatre

Roberto Righi, CEO of the Milano Musical Awards (MMA), together with the Board and Broadway International Group, are pleased to announce the inaugural Festival Internazionale del Musical (International Festival of Musical Theatre), a global celebration showcasing the creativity of the world’s most talented contemporary musical theatre artists and productions, in Milan, Italy in Summer, 2022. For the Inaugural Festival, several acclaimed musical productions will be invited to ... Read More

Shubert Organization Aquires Showtickets.com

The Shubert Organization has agreed to acquire the Showtickets.com brand from Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG) to expand ticketing capabilities and add more value to the Broadway customer experience. Showtickets.com has served entertainment and attraction partners in New York, Las Vegas and Orlando since it was acquired by EBG in 2009. As Broadway begins to reopen, part of the agreement between Shubert and EBG includes a new partnership, which will include Shubert offering tours,... Read More

York Theatre Announces Fall 2021 Season at its temporary home at The Theatre at St. Jean's

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Evans Haile, Executive DiR) has announced the continuation of its 50th Anniversary Season at its new temporary home at The Theatre at St. Jean’s (184 East 76th Street, between Lex and Third Ave). Following a devastating flood due to a water main break in January 2021 at its home at Saint Peter’s Church, the company will temporarily relocate to The Theatre at St. Jean’s. The Fall 2021 season... Read More

Joshua Henry to Headline Old Globe's 2021 Gala "Celebrate"

The Old Globe is back and will present it's 2021 Globe Gala "Celebrate" on Sat Sept 25 in support of the theatre’s arts engagement and artistic programs and in salute of all the generous philanthropists who have supported the Globe during its 15 months of closure. Globe Board members Jennifer Greenfield and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs, and Darlene Marcos Shiley is the Honorary Gala Chair. The black-tie event will begin at 6:30 PM with cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company and hors... Read More

2021 Gracie Mansion Gala to Salute Broadway's Return

Gracie Mansion Conservancy, stewards of The People’s House, has announced that its 2021 Gala, RAISING THE CURTAIN: THEATER IS BACK! will be presented virtually next Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET. This one-of-a-kind evening is a celebration of Broadway, the heartbeat of New York City. The 2021 Gracie Mansion Conservancy Gala, hosted by Broadway’s original Deena Jones from "Dreamgirls," Sheryl Lee Ralph features premiere performances and appearances from the... Read More

Garber, Crowley, Deavere Smith & Menken lead Theater Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Inductees

The American Theater Hall of Fame has announced the 50th Anniversary/2021 Inductees. They are actor Victor Garber, actor/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, composer Alan Menken, set designer Bob Crowley, actor/singer Leslie Uggams and posthumously, director Gerald Freedman.  Founded in 1971 at the Gershwin Theatre by James M Nederlander, Earl Blackwell and Gerard Oestreicher, the American Theater Hall of Fame annually honors Lifetime Achievement in... Read More

74th Annual Tony Awards Set for 9/26 with Live Concert to Follow

CBS and Tony Award Productions will celebrate Broadway’s return of live theatre with a multi-platform event, THE TONY AWARDS® PRESENT: BROADWAY’S BACK! on Sun Sept 26 at 9:00 PM ET on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+ and the CBS app. The evening will kick-off with the presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards at 7:00 PM ET live exclusively on Paramount+.  The streaming presentation... Read More

Feinstein's/54 Below to Reopen 6/17

After a 15-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, proprietors Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel & Tom Viertel have announced that Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen for live performance on Thurs June 17, 2021.The opening weekend includes opening night shows from Joe Iconis & George Salazar (June 17 & 18, 20, 22, 23, 24 at 7 PM) and Shakina Nayfack (June 17 at 9:45 PM), followed by Larry Owens (June 19, July 9 & 31 at 9:45 PM) and a celebration of our city, Our New York... Read More

Ted Chapin to Step Down from The Rogers & Hammerstein Organization

Ted Chapin has decided to step down as President and Chief Creative Officer of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization at the end of his current contract this month, Scott Pascucci, CEO of Concord, announced today. His departure comes exactly 40 years after the Rodgers and Hammerstein families first tapped Chapin to run their business. One of the theater industry’s longest-running tenures, Chapin expanded what was a family business into the company that was The Rodgers &... Read More

INTIMATE APPAREL to resume Perfs 1/13/22 and Open 1/27/22

The Off-B'way Production of INTIMATE APPAREL will resume Previews Thurs Jan 13, 2022 and Open Sun January 27, 2021. Read More

FLYING OVER SUNSET sets return dates

The B'way Production of FLYING OVER SUNSET will begin Previews Thurs November 4 and Open Mon December 6, 2021. Read More

DEAR EVAN HANSEN to resume Perfs 12/11

The B'way Production of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will resume performances Sat December 11, 2021 Read More

MOULIN ROUGE! to resume Perfs on 9/24

The B'way Production of MOULIN ROUGE! will resume performances Tues Sept 21, 2021 Read More

Digital Playform for Regional Theater National Theatre Network to Debut

The National Theatre Network, a first of its kind digital platform for major regional theatres that allows audiences to watch, support and connect with these iconic and beloved institutions has been announced. The National Theatre Network is created by and for regional theatres, in collaboration with Broadway On Demand, the theatre streaming platform. The network will provide an entire online platform and app for organizations to stream their professional-grade digital programming and... Read More

SDCF Announces Inaugural Barbara Whitman Award Recipient

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) has announced the recipient and six finalists for the inaugural Barbara Whitman Award. Established by theatrical producer Barbara Whitman, the award recognizes a female, trans, or non-binary early-career director who has demonstrated a unique vision in their work with an unrestricted $10,000 cash prize. Sharifa Yasmin, has been chosen to receive the 2021... Read More

Aladdin to resume Perfs on 9/28

The B'way Production of ALADDIN will resume performances Tues Sept 28, 2021 Read More

AIN'T TOO PROUD to resume Perfs on 10/16

The B'way Production of AIN'T TOO PROUD will resume performances Sat Oct 16, 2021. Read More

COME FROM AWAY to resume Perfs 9/21

The B'way Production of COME FROM AWAY will resume performances Tues Sept 21, 2021 Read More

Mrs Doubtfire to Resume Previews 10/21

The B'way Production of MRS DOUBTFIRE will resume previews on Thurs Oct 21 and Open on Sun Dec 5, 2021. Read More

CHICAGO to resume Perfs

The B'way production of CHICAGO will resume perfs on Tues Sept 14, 2021 at the Ambassador. Read More

SIX to resume Previews 9/17

The B'way Production of SIX will resume previews on Fri Sept 17 and Open on Oct 3, 2021. Read More

Phantom of The Opera to Re-Open 10/22

The B'way production of The Phantom of the Opera will re-open on Oct 22, 2021. Read More

Broadway Resumes Ticket Sales Aiming for Fall Comeback

With guidance from Governor Andrew Cuomo, based on current health trends and subject to continuing improvement of public health and vaccination rates, as well as the state’s final approval of each theatre operator’s health and safety protocols,The Broadway League has announced that Broadway shows in New York City will resume ticket sales this month for Fall 2021 performances. Anticipated dates for each returning and new Broadway production will be announced in coming weeks on ... Read More

Jane Krakowski & The New York Pops to Headline Roundabout Gala in Central Park

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces RTC alumna and friend Jane Krakowski will star in the 2021 Gala celebrating the long-awaited return to live theatre. This year’s special hybrid event “Curtain Up, Light the Lights!” will happen live in Central Park on Mon June 7 and also stream live. Krakowski will be joined by The New York Pops and Tituss Burgess in a unique concert created exclusively for the special occasion. The evening will... Read More

James C Nicola to Step Down as Artistic Director of New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced that Artistic Director James C. Nicola will depart the theater on June 30, 2022.   Nicola has been the Artistic Director of New York Theatre Workshop since 1988. Under his guidance, NYTW has remained steadfast to its founding commitment of nurturing emerging, mid-career and established theatre artists and promoting collaboration and bold experimentation with theatrical forms. Over the coming months, NYTW will be... Read More

Lincoln Center Theater to host a Virtual Gala "Tales From the Wings"

Beginning Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 PM TALES FROM THE WINGS: A Lincoln Center Theater Celebration!, a virtual gala, will take a look back at the theater’s iconic productions featuring performance footage and insider anecdotes from those productions’ artists about their experiences on LCT’s stages..  The list of artists and their shows includes Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Rosemary Harris, Steven Pasquale, Paulo Szot, Seth Numrich, Ruthie Ann Miles, Bartlett Sher... Read More

"A Perfect Crime" Re-Opening

After the COVID 19 Hiatus, "A Perfect Crime" Off-B'way will resume Perfs with a single Preview on April 17, 2021 then Re-Open on April 18, 2021. Read More

Vineyard Theatre Hosts Happy Hour Conversations for Reimagined Spring gala

Between May and June 2021, Vineyard Theatre will offer a series of intimate virtual conversations with prolific figures spanning multiple sectors – a wide range of thinkers and creators who will speak candidly about what it means to contribute to the cultural life of our country before, during, and beyond our current moment. The current lineup includes Danny Meyer and David Rockwell, M. Night Shyamalan and Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Braun, J. Smith-Cameron and Holly Hunter, Billy Crudup an... Read More

York Theatre Co Announces "Rebuild The York" Campaign Leading Up To Gala Benefit Performance

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Evans Haile, Executive Dir) has announced an anonymous donor will match all donations this week up $50,000 as part of its “Rebuild The York” campaign which leads up to the Gala Benefit performance of THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)…AND MORE!, which begins streaming on demand on Sun Apr 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM. The $50,000 gift is from a longtime supporter of The York who wants to encourage patrons to... Read More

Broadway Liscensing Aquires Dramatists Play Service

Sean Cercone (CEO/President, Broadway Licensing) and David J. Moore (Acting President, Dramatists Play Service, Inc.) jointly announced today that their respective companies have entered into a landmark agreement under which Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (DPS) has been acquired by Broadway Licensing. DPS has been added to the Broadway Licensing slate of brands, with DPS continuing to serve plays and playwrights and Broadway Licensing becoming the new home for DPS’s slate of musicals... Read More

Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Mary-Louise Parker and more join "Spotlight on Plays" series

Broadways Best Shows' spring “Spotlight on Plays” series will welcome six celebrated, award-winning actresses streaming on Stellar as a benefit for The Actors Fund. The series begins this week with Larissa FastHorse’s "The Thanksgiving Play" on Thurs Mar 25 at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST and Pearl Cleage’s "Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous" on Thurs April 8 at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST. Additional casting and dates will be announced soon.... Read More

Lillias White to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre Gala

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will celebrate its 52nd Anniversary with Amas – You Love!: A Heart to Heart Virtual Celebration on Mon May 10. Honorary Chair for the event is recording artist and activist Rubén Blades. Actress Justina Machado will be Mistress of Ceremonies. The evening will be streamed online at www.amasmusical.org. The gala evening will begin at 6:00 PM and will include performances from four (4) Amas Musicals: 4 Guys Named... Read More

Resounding Announces Month-Long Residency at Radial Park

Resounding, the immersive live-audio entertainment company, has announced  a month-long residency at the theatrical drive-in experience Radial Park at Halletts Point Play presenting immersive audio plays Fri April 23 through Sun May 23, 2021. Resounding will perform and simulcast five immersive audio plays in five weeks, helmed by Creative Director Steve Wargo, including a remount of the company’s Treasure Island, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a new ghost... Read More