Long Wharf Theatre Names Hope Chavez as Artistic Producer

Long Wharf Theatre (Jacob G. Padrón, Artistic Dir; Kit Ingui, Acting Managing Dir) has announced Hope Chavez as its Artistic Producer. In the newly created role, Chavez will serve as the lead producer on staff and oversee all productions. She will partner with Padrón on both short and long-term artistic projects and provide strategic leadership in all areas of artistic programming. She will be instrumental in leading the operations of the theatre to ensure Long Wharf... Read More

2019 Hewes Awards Announced

The 2019 Henry Hewes Design Award Honors for the 2018–2019 theater season were announced today and will be presented at the awards ceremony on October 7 in New York. The five recipients are scenic designer Charlie Corcoran (The O’Casey Trilogy, Irish Repertory Theatre), costume designer Montana Levi Blanco (Ain’t No Mo’, Public Theater), lighting designers Amith Chandrashaker (Boesman and Lena, Signature Theatre) and Yi Zhao (The House That Will Not Stand, New Yor... Read More

MTC names Nicki Hunter Artistic Producer

Lynne Meadow, Artistic Dir and Barry Grove, Executive Prod have named Nicki Hunter Artistic Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club. In this capacity she will be responsible for working with the artistic team on season programming as well as producing current MTC shows. Hunter joined Manhattan Theatre Club as an intern 10 years ago, and then went on to work as Lynne Meadow’s assistant, then as Artistic Associate, and since 2015, as Line Producer. MTC’s artistic tea... Read More

The Drama League Welcomes Bevin Ross as New Executive Director

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Artistic Dir) has named Bevin Ross its new Executive Director, joining Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks as Co-CEO of the 103-year-old theatre organization. The new appointment will expand the portfolio and reach of The Drama League as the first step in its new strategic plan, while allowing Mr. Stelian-Shanks, who formerly performed both roles for five seasons, to focus exclusively on the company’s expanding... Read More

12th Annual Steinberg Playwright Awards Set for 1/13/20

The 12th Annual Steinberg Playwright Awards will take place on Mon Jan 13, 2020.  This year’s event, which will honor two American Playwrights with the 2019 Steinberg Playwright Award, will take place at Lincoln Center Theatre. More details will be announced later in the fall. Press contact: Shawn Purdy/Slate PR (212/993-5841)...   Read More

33rd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction set for 9/22

Theater fans' theatrical treasure hunt returns with cherished collectables and mementos, must-have autographed Playbills and posters, extraordinary auction experiences, star-studded encounters and more on Sun Sept 22 at the 33rd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.The event will take place in Shubert Alley and along West 44th and West 45th Sts. Opportunities to pre-bid on unique memorabilia, meet  Broadway stars and experience one-of-a-kind walk-on and backstage... Read More

Jack Viertel will Step Down as Artistic Director of Encores!

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler has announced that Jack Viertel will step down as Artistic Director of Encores! at the end of the 2020 series—after twenty seasons as the renowned leader of the Tony-honored musical theater series. Viertel began his relationship with the venerable series as a member of the founding Advisory Committee. He was appointed Artistic Director of Encores! in 2000 and along with music directors Rob Fisher, Paul Gemignani, and for the last ... Read More

American Theatre Wing will jonor Jonathan Larson & Family at Annual Gala

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) has announced that it will celebrate the legacy of Jonathan Larson and the Larson family at its annual gala, dubbed “Say YES to Artists Gala,” which will be held on Mon Sept 16 at Cipriani 42nd St (110 East 42nd St.) In celebration of the musical theater creatives who have been impacted by his legacy, the evening will feature one-of-a-kind performances by some of the most vibrant and exciting artists of our time.... Read More

American Theatre Wing Announces New Appointments to Board of Trusties and Advisory Committee

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) has to announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee: Joining the Board of Trustees are Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, Ph.D and Howard Wolfson. In honor and in recognition of their stalwart and long commitment to the American Theatre Wing, two long-time Trustees, Howard Stringer and Pia Lindström, have been appointed to Emeritus status. The American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees is the governing... Read More

Circle in the Square to Host Monday Night New Play Reading Series

Circle in the Square Theatre School (Paul Libin, President; E Colin O’Leary, Executive Dir; Susan Frankel, Chief Operating Officer) and Pigasus Institute (Zachary Spicer, Chairman), along with Rachel Shuey, producer, have announced The Circle Series, a weekly reading series beginning on August 5th and taking place each Monday through Oct 21, with a special conclusion on Thursday, Oct 31 taking place at Circle in the Square (235 W 50th St). Giving theatre lovers a new option to... Read More

Abingdon Theatre Company to Present Reading of LEAVING BROOKLYN

The Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) in association with Jim Kierstead, will present a reading of LEAVING BROOKLYN, a new play by Jeff Mandels on Tues July 16 at 3:00 PM at The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Stt). The reading is free, however, reservations are required. In 1955, as the Dodgers and the Yankees battle it out on the field, a blue-collar Brooklyn family battles for its own survival. The father, a former minor league player, wants his sons to go to... Read More

Ben Holtzman Named 2019 T. Fellow

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts has announcesd the next T. Fellow is Ben Holtzman, the eighth fellow in the one‐year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. The fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of a new theatrical production, and will have access to courses in Columbia’s MFA Theatre Management & Producing Program. The T. Fellowship mentors are... Read More

NAMT Announces 31st Lineup set for 10/24 & 10/25

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Dir) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thurs Oct 24 and Fri Oct 25 at New World Stages (340 West 50th St). The Festival events will kick off on Wed Oct 23, with the return of The 46th Minute Concert. Registration for industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. The public can also receive passes to the Festival throug... Read More

Ian McKellen Will return to B'way for One-Night-Only Benefit

Ian McKellen and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions (ATG) have announced that Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others …And You! will play on Broadway at the Hudson (141 West 44th St) on Tues Nov 5. Directed by Sean Mathias, Ian McKellen On Stage… will benefit the nonprofit theater organization Only Make Believe. This unique event follows an unprecedented, sold-out tour of over 80 theaters the length and breadth of the UK, in celebration of Ian... Read More

Old Gobe's 2019 Gala, Where Black Tie Meets Tie-Dye, set for 9/21

The Old Globe will present the 2019 Globe Gala, Where Black Tie Meets Tie-Dye, on Saturday, Sept 21, in support of the theatre’s arts engagement and artistic programs. The get-down fun will be on the Globe’s Copley Plaza, as Cameron Crowe’s movie Almost Famous returns to its home city reimagined as a world-premiere musical. Globe Board members Ellise Coit and Karen Tanz serve as Co-Chairs. The black-tie and tie-dye event will begin at 6:00 PM with roadies and fans alike... Read More

Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor Andrew Lippa at Benefit Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Dir) has announced that they will honor composer & lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, Big Fish) as the company celebrates its 27th anniversary season at a Benefit Gala to be held on Mon Oct 28 at Sony Hall (235 W 46th St). The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a live performance. Further details will be forthcoming. For more information, please visit http://www.abingdontheatrecompany.com. Press contact: Richard Hillman PR... Read More

Farrell, Fleshler & Ripley join Fitzgerald, Glover, Morton in Red Bull’s THE ALCHEMIST

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director; Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) has announced that Tom Riis Farrell, Glenn Fleshler, and Alice Ripley will join the next REVELATION READING, Ben Jonson's THE ALCHEMIST, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Jesse Berger, along with the previously announced Duane Boutte, Christopher Fitzgerald, John Glover, Tracie Lane, Teresa Avia Lim, Euan Morton, Noah Robbins, Steve Rosen & Spiff Weigand. Mr Farrell and Mr Fleshler replace Steven... Read More

Roundabout announces 2019-20 Directing Fellow, Cristina Angeles

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the newest addition to the artistic team: Directing Fellow Cristina Angeles. Angeles is the fourth Roundabout Directing Fellow; this season she will assist on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, work with the theatre's artistic team as a script reader, and use Roundabout's resources to develop her own projects. The Roundabout Directing Fellowship was launched in 2017 to create a long-term, meaningful... Read More

NYU Tisch Partners with New Dramatists to Develop and Premiere New Theatre Works

NYU Tisch School of the Arts has partnered with New Dramatists to develop new theatre works that will premiere in the Graduate Acting program’s annual season of plays. Each year, Graduate Acting will commission a current or alumni playwright member of the New Dramatists to workshop and write a new play specifically for NYU students. The inaugural recipient is Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, whose full-length plays include Flood, The Betterment Society, The Shaking ... Read More

Theatre Row Announces New Leadership Team

Wendy Rowden, President of Building for the Arts has announced new leadership at Theatre Row, the Off-Broadway complex at 410 West 42nd St. Building for the Arts is the non-profit organization that administers and programs Theatre Row. Rowden has announced Sarah Hughes as the Director of Artistic Programming, Stephanie Rolland as Director of Theatre Operations, and Emma Montoya Hills as Associate General Manager. Rowden also has announced that Josh Landay has joined Building for the Arts as... Read More

Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1987 and 2015 set for 6/17

Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1987 and 2015 will take place on Mon June 17 at 8:00 PM. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will conclude Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St). The concerts open time capsules to some of the Great White Way's most memorable seasons, and celebrate the songs, anecdotes, and behind the scenes stories of given years. This version will feature... Read More

Cynthia Rider named Managing Director of Hartford Stage

David R. Jimenez, President of the Board of Directors of Hartford Stage, and incoming Artistic Director Melia Bensussen have announced the appointment of Cynthia Rider as Managing Director of the theatre. Rider, who previously served as Executive Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will assume the role in July. She takes over the position from Michael Stotts, who departed from the theatre in January. Press contact: Theresa M MacNaughton/Hartford Stage... Read More

2019 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees to be Honored on 11/18

On Mon Nov 18 at 7:00 PM The American Theater Hall of Fame will honor the 2019 Inductees in the North Rotunda of the Gershwin. The 2019 voting ballot will be mailed in early August to over 300 American theater critics. New inductees will be announced in early September. For more information, please visit theaterhalloffame.org. Contact: Terry Hodge Taylor (917/472-7906)... Read More

Westport Country Playhouse Gala to Feature Kelli O'Hara and Seth Rudetsky

Kelli O’Hara and Seth Rudetsky will headline Westport Country Playhouse’s 2019 Gala “Black & White Ball:  A De-Lovely Evening,” on Sat Sept 14. The gala will be a theater lover’s night of delight celebrating the music of Cole Porter, with a cocktail party at 5:15 PM, dinner at 6:15 PM, gala performance at 7:30 PM, live and silent auctions, and an after-party at 9:00 PM with dancing and live music by Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos.  The Gala’s... Read More

Theatre Row to Show Off Renovations at Dedication Ceremony 6/17

Theatre Row, the venerable five-theatre Off-Broadway complex at 410 West 42nd St, has recently undergone an extensive six-month renovation as part of a larger re-imagining of Theatre Row’s role in the non-profit theater community. The work has completely transformed the building’s public spaces, greatly improving the theatergoing experience for patrons and for Theatre Row’s companies-in-residence and rentals. At the same time, Theatre Row is launching new artistic initiatives... Read More

Royal Family Productions to present Benefit Workshop of WORTH ST.

Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director), a Times Square based non-profit theatre company known for its productions and development of new original work, will present a special benefit workshop presentation of the play WORTH ST. Written and directed by Christina Franklin, performances will take place Sun June 9th at 3:00 PM and Mon June 10th at 6:30 PM at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th St). For more information please visit www.royalfamilyproductions.org... Read More

Transport Group's Sweet Charity: in Concert set for 6/17

Transport Group has announced initial casting for Sweet Charity: in Concert—its musical in this season’s Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series. The concert will feature Lauren Blackman, John Cariani, Matt Castle, Santino Fontana, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Rachel Bay Jones, Julie Klausner, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Beth Malone, Bonnie Milligan, Paolo Montalban, Anne L. Nathan, Scarlett Strallen, Natalie Toro, Alysha Umphress, Jacob Keith Watson & Kate Wetherhead.  The evening will be... Read More

Public Theater Announces Line-Up for Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Dir) announced the line-up for the popular Spotlight Series of invitation-only staged readings of new plays by The Public’s Emerging Writers Group, beginning on Mon June 10 and running through Mon Dec 9. Now in its seventh cycle, the Emerging Writers Group is an important part of The Public’s commitment and long legacy of supporting current and future generations of our country’s most importan... Read More

50th Subculture Residency Concert to Feature Jason Robert Brown & Stephen Sondheim

It was announced that SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown will commemorate the 50th performance in their Artist-in-Residence series by presenting a momentous evening of songs and stories with Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondheim at the Town Hall on Mon June 24 at 8:00 PM. Katrina Lenk joins these theatrical legends for an unforgettable evening of their songs performed in brand new arrangements with an orchestra of New York’s finest musicians. All proceeds from the evening will be... Read More

The Public Announces Casting for Women of the Public Gala

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Dir; Arielle Tepper, Board Chair) has announced casting today for The Public’s Annual Gala, WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC on Mon June 3 at the Delacorte. Directed by Leigh Silverman, with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, the summer gala under the stars will celebrate those who shaped their past and guide our future. The evening of dinner and performances will be hosted by Gala Co-Chairs Kathryn Chenault,... Read More

MCC Theater Names Jocelyn Bioh as Burnt Umber Playwright-in-Residence

MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) has announced the appointment of Jocelyn Bioh as the theater’s Burnt Umber Playwright-in-Residence for a three-year term through the 2022 Season. The goal of the residency is to give a playwright a multi-year home base where they are an integral part of the theater’s institutional culture and to provide resources and space to develop new work for production. MCC is launching the ne... Read More

Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1965 and 1978 set for 5/20

The Town Hall  will present Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1965 and 1978 on Mon May 20 at 8:00 PM. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel the evening continues Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.) The concert opens time capsules to some of the Great White Way's most memorable seasons, and celebrate the songs, anecdotes, and behind the scenes stories of given years. This edition will feature musical... Read More

The New 42nd Street Gala​ Set for Mon June 3

The New 42nd Street Gala​ will celebrate the vision and legacy of​ Cora Cahan​, founding President & CEO, as she steps down after 29 years of  leadership. Proceeds from the Mon June 3 event at The Plaza Hotel will benefit The New VictoryTheater’s innovative arts and engagement programs which reach more than 55,000 kids each year.  Artists set to pay tribute to Ms. Cahan at the nonprofit’s annual gala include the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, New 42nd... Read More

Houses on the Moon Theater Company Will Honor Producer Nelle Nugent

Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director), will honor award-winning producer Nelle Nugent at their 7th Annual Gala Fundraiser “Amplify 2019” on Mon Oct 7 at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd St.) The festivities will begin at 6:30 PM  with an open bar with passed hors d’oeuvres & dessert. The evening will also include Houses on the Moon’s annual Leyton Award presentation to the... Read More

Broadway Bares will Return to Fire Island on Sat June 1

Sizzling striptease will heat up Fire Island when Broadway Bares returns with NYC’s hottest dancers on Sat June 1. Two high energy performances of Broadway Bares Fire Island will take the stage at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM at Whyte Hall's Brandon Fradd Theater in Fire Island Pines. Show tunes have never been sexier once your favorite Broadway shows get the Bares treatment, performed by tantalizing talent direct from Broadway. The evening is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity... Read More

Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance Set for 5/19

The Broadway Education Alliance has announced that Frank DiLella and Marla Louissaint will co-host the 2018-19 Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance. The ceremony will be held at the Professional Performing Arts School on Sun May 19. Fifty students (25 men and 25 women) representing 40 high schools located throughout the Greater New York area will compete for the title of Best Actor and Best Actress in the Greater New York area before a panel of Broadway judges that... Read More

Red Bull Theater's Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit Set for 6/3

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Founding Artistic Dir; Jim Bredeson, Managing Dir) has announced that the Eleventh Annual Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Mon June 3 at 6:00 PM, will celebrate the company’s 16th Season and honor director Daniel Sullivan, actor Condola Rashad, and the American Theatre Wing with the 2019 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater. Proceeds from the evening support all of Red Bull Theater’s programs and its Shakespeare in Schools... Read More

Vassar & New York Stage & Film Announce 35th Powerhouse Season

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 35th Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season that brings together some of today’s most influential theatrical voices for fully-staged productions, workshop presentations, readings, and other works in progress for theater, film and television. This summer’s programming includes new plays and musicals by Beth Henley; Tom Kitt; Jason Katims; Rachel Chavkin; singer/songwriters Ingrid... Read More

Goodspeed Musicals will honor Jason Robert Brown at 2019 Gala

Goodspeed Musicals has announced that Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. Jason Robert Brown will be honored on Sat June 8, 2019 as Broadway luminaries and arts supporters gather for Goodspeed Musicals’ gala event to support its New Works Initiatives. The Honorary Committee includes Georgia Stitt, Chair; Tony Danza, Kurt Deutsch, Robert ... Read More

Urban Stages' will celebrate Donna Murphy & Edwina Sandys

Urban Stages’ Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill will celebrate 35 years of Off-Broadway plays/musicals and art programming at The Central Park Boathouse on Mon May 15 at 6:30 PM. This year Urban Stages' will celebrate the Year of Women by recognizing Broadway’s Donna Murphy and celebrated artist Edwina Sandys with Urban Stages’ 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards. The gala fundraiser will note Urban Stages’ history of premiering new... Read More

New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Mon May 6

New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Mon May 6 at approximately 5:30 PM. The selections will be made at the organization’s 84th 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 Monday, May 13. The New York Drama Critics’ Circle comprises 20 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services... Read More

9th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards to be Announced 5/22

The Nominating Committee of the Off Broadway Alliance has announced important dates for the 9th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards. Nominations will be announced on Wed May 1, winners will be announced on Wed May 22 and the Awards Ceremony will take place on Tues June 18. The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly... Read More

Manhattan Theatre Club's Spring Gala to honor Nancy Coyne

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Dir; Barry Grove, Exec Dir) will present its annual Spring Gala on Mon May 13 at Cipriani 42nd St (110 East 42nd St). This year’s event will honor Serino Coyne Founder and Chairman Nancy Coyne for being a tireless advocate for the arts. The Gala will feature performances by the casts of Ain’t Too Proud, Be More Chill, Beetlejuice, The Cher Show, Choir Boy, Hadestown, King Kong, Pretty Woman, and Tootsie. The evening will be... Read More

Graciela Daniele Will Recieve Lifetime Achievement Award at Chita Rivera Awards

Graciela Daniele, Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, and Cher will be honored at the 3rd Annual Chita Rivera Awards taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place) on Sun May 19 at 7:30 PM, it was announced by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation.  Lanteri produces in conjunction with Patricia Watt. Dancer, choreographer and theater director Graciela Daniele will receive the third annual Lifetim... Read More

Rachel Bloom Will Host 64th Annual Obie Awards

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have announced that Rachel Bloom will host the 64th Annual Obie Awards. Audible will be the Presenting Sponsor. As previously announced, the 64th Annual Obie Awards will be held on Mon May 20 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th St). Tickets can be purchased at www.ObieAwards.com.  The judges' panel will be chaired as in previous years by  Village Voice critic Michael Feingold,... Read More

Broadway Bets Returns Monday, May 13

Fun and philanthropy are in the cards when Broadway Bets, Broadway’s official poker tournament, shuffles up and deals on Mon May 13. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway stars, industry insiders and theatre fans will raise the stakes at the Texas Hold ’em tournament at  Sardi’s restaurant (234 West 44th St). Newcomers and aces alike will have the chance to go “all in” and win the title of Broadway Bets... Read More

The Drama League Announces Recipients of the 2019 Directors Project Fellowships

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Exec Artistic Dir) has announced the twelve  stage directors who have been selected as the 2019 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: NJ Agwuna, Sharifa Elkady, Raz Golden, Chika Ike, Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly, Ismael Lara, Jr., Amanda McRaven, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Ben Randle, Tai Thompson, Gabriel Torres, and Sophia Watt. They will be publicly introduced to the professional theatre community during the 85th Annual Drama... Read More

Theatre Forward will Honor Bryan Cranston, Dorsey & Whitney and Pamela Barr & Buford Alexander

Theatre Forward and Chairman John Thomopoulous will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman’s Awards Gala on Mon April 8 at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st St).  The Chairman’s Awards Gala supports the work of Theatre Forward, currently in its 41st Anniversary season, which is dedicated to advancing American theatres and its communities through its Educating Through Theatre and Advancing Strong Theatre initiatives. Bryan Cranston will be... Read More

TheaterWorksUSA's Gala set for April 29

TheaterWorksUSA, the not-for-profit producer of professional theater for young and family audiences for over 57 years, will host its annual spring benefit at The Current at Chelsea Piers on Mon April 29. Funds raised at the event will support TheaterWorksUSA’s ongoing commitment to keeping theater accessible to diverse communities nationwide and providing opportunities for professional artists in New York City to create exceptional new work for young and family audiences. This ... Read More

Center Theatre Group Annouces "A Grand Night" Gala

Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles has announced “A Grand Night,” a special one-night-only eventon Mon Apr 22 featuring a 5:30 PM pre-show reception in the Ahmanson lobby, a 7:00 PM performance in the Mark Taper Forum (135 N Grand Ave, LA) and a post-show gala dinner on the stage of the Ahmanson Theatre. For over 50 years, Center Theatre Group has developed or presented countless landmark musicals. “A Grand Night” will feature a one-night-only musical performance that... Read More

Sam Gold will host Wooster Group's Spring Benefit

The Wooster Group will hold a spring benefit on Tues April 2 at the company’s home, The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St). The event will be hosted by Sam Gold, with Frances McDormand and Joel Coen, Cindy Sherman, and Maura Tierney, and will feature a musical performance by Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Loudon Wainwright III. The evening kicks off with drinks at 6:30 PM, followed by an intimate dinner created by... Read More

20th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards to be Presented 5/30

Broadway.com has announced that the 20th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private reception on Thurs May 30 at 48 Lounge (1221 Avenue of the Americas). The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award is 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,” ... Read More

A.R.T.'s 2019 Gala set for Apr 1

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has annouced the details of its annual gala to be held on Mon April 1, at the Boch Center Wang Theatre (270 Tremont St, Boston.) Under the leadership of gala co-chairs Roann Costin, Fay & Bill Shutzer, and Lis Tarlow & Steve Kay, A.R.T. will present an evening of dining and entertainment, building on the success of last year’s gala, which raised nearly $1.3 million—a record—in support of the theater’s mission to expand... Read More

Second Stage's 40th Birthday Gala set for Mon May 6

Second Stage Theater will host its 40th Birthday Gala on Mon May 6 at Hammerstein Ballroom (311 W 34th St.) In celebration of this milestone, Second Stage will honor 40 actors for their continued collaboration with the institution – from its first productions to today. The honorees, all of whom have appeared in at least two Second Stage productions, include Brooke Adams, Kevin Bacon, David Aaron Baker, David Wilson Barnes, Derrick Baskin, Annette Bening, Emily Bergl, Reed Birney, ... Read More

Roundabout announces 5th Annual Casino Night

On Mon May 6, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) will host their fifth 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 Artist Residencies. World Series of Poker winner and Roundabout star Jennifer Tilly and Laura Osnes will host the event, and World Poker Tour Champion Phil Laak will have a sea... Read More

2019 TDF Irene Sharaff Awardees announced

Costume designer Susan Hilferty and scenic designer John Lee Beatty are among the 25th Anniversary TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were announced by TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. Ms. Hilferty was selected to receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Beatty will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through TDF’s Costume... Read More

James Corden to Host the 2019 Tony Awards

The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards have announced that actor, and host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” James Corden, will host the 73rd Annual Tony® Awards, on Sun June 9 from Radio City Music Hall on CBS. This marks Corden’s second time hosting The Tony Awards.  Corden previously hosted the 70th Annual Tony Awards. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director... Read More

Broadway By the Year 1943 & 1951 Set for 3/25

The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1943 and 1951 on Mon March 25 at 8:00 PM. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel the evening continues Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). The concerts open time capsules to some of the Great White Way's most memorable seasons, and celebrate the songs, anecdotes, and behind the scenes stories of given years.The cast includes: Robert Cuccioli,... Read More

2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Price Awarded to Jackie Subblies Drury

The 2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury for her play FAIRVIEW. Awarded annually since 1977, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize recognizes women from around the world who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre. On March 4th, the transatlantic theatre community gathered at Shakespeare's Globe in London to honor Drury and the 9 Finalists. The winner, Jackie Sibblies Drury, was awarded a cash prize of... Read More

Roundabout Announces Benefit Reunion Reading of TWENTIETH CENTURY

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) will welcome back Alec Baldwin, and  Anne Heche in a one-night-only reunion benefit reading of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s comedy TWENTIETH CENTURY, reuniting the original stars of Roundabout’s 2004 revival with director Walter Bobbie. The reading will take place on Mon April 29 at 7:30 PM at Studio 54 (254 West 54th St). Bankrupt, with his career on a downslide, egomaniacal Broadway director Oscar... Read More

Tom Kirdahy will be presented CTI's Robert Whitehead Award

Producer Tom Kirdahy will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute’s Robert Whitehead Award for “Outstanding Achievement In Commercial Theater Producing” at a reception at Sardi’s on Wed May 22. The award is inspired by the five-decade-long career of producer Robert Whitehead, who died in 2002. The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) is the nation’s only formal program that professionally trains commercial theatre producers. The award honors a graduate of... Read More

The New Group to Honor Edie Falco & Serge Nivelle at Annual Gala

Off-Broadway’s The New Group will honor Edie Falco and Serge Nivelle with the The Michael Mendelson Award for Outstanding Commitment to Theater at the company’s Annual Gala on Monday, March 11 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses St).  The event will feature a performance by Brandon Victor Dixon and appearances by Peter Dinklage, Warren Leight, Erica Schmidt and Tarik Trotter. The... Read More

Kelli O'Hara, Alex Timbers, and Taylor Mac Named 2019 Drama League Awards Special Recognitions Recipients

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Dir) will honor members of the American theater community at the 85th Annual Drama League Awards, set for Fri  May 17 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 B'way). The three 2019 honorees are: actress and singer Kelli O’Hara receiving the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award; director Alex Timbers receiving the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing; and  playwright, actor,... Read More

Lily Padilla's “HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF” Wins Yale Drama Series Prize

The Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Lily Padilla for her play "How to Defend Yourself." Seven college students gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped. They learn to use their bodies as weapons. They learn to fend off attackers. They learn “not to be a victim.” Learning self-defense becomes a channel for their rage, anxiety, confusion, trauma and desire – lots of desire. How to Defend Yourself explores what you want, how to... Read More

Abington's Broadway on the Bowery set for 3/26/19

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) announces the presentation of Broadway on the Bowery, a curated series of downtown cabaret, directed by Abingdon's Artistic Director Chad Austin, to be held monthly at the intimate entertainment venue Duane Park (308 Bowery). The inaugural event will be held on Tues Mar 26th at 7:00 PM. Tickets, which include the show and a three-course meal may be purchased online at www.ovationtix.com. Perfoming classics with a downtown twist, th... Read More

Daniel Craig will Headline NYTW Benefit Reading of A NUMBER

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (James C. Nicola, Artistic Dir; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Dir) has announced a special one-night-only reading of A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill, directed by Sam Gold (and featuring Daniel Craig. The reading will benefit NYTW’s Artist Workshop and Education programming and will take place at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th St) on Sun Mar 10 at 7:00 pm.  Additional casting will be announced shortly. Tickets for... Read More

34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards set for 5/5

Details have been announced for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sun May 5 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00 PM. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Among the special honors to be presented this year – recognized with the Outstanding Body... Read More

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical to Recieve Industry Readings on 3/4 & 3/5

STRANGER SINGS! THE PARODY MUSICAL will be having will be having special industry readings on Mon Mar 4th at 4:00 PM & 6:30 PM and Tues Mar 5th at 1:00 PM at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (405 W 55th St.)  "Stranger Sings" has Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Hogue, with orchestrations by Michael Kaish. Nick Flatto directs. Take a trip back to Hawkins, Indiana: 1983 —when times were simpler, hair was bigger, and unsupervised children were getting snatched by... Read More

David Hyde Pierce will host 2019 "Mr Abbott" Award Gala

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), today announced that David Hyde Pierce will host the 2019 “Mr. Abbott” Award Gala on March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). In honor of this special evening Concord Theatricals and The Shubert Organization, Inc. will serve as lead sponsors. In addition 2015 “Mr. Abbott” Award recipient James Lapine will... Read More

Transport Group's A Toast to the Artist Gala Set for Mar 11

Transport Group has announced that its annual A Toast to the Artist gala will honor orchestrator Michael Starboin and composer Carmel Dean with the Transporting American Theatre Award. The evening takes place Mon March 11 at 6:30 PM at The Current (Pier 59 @ Chelsea Piers) and includes a cocktail party, seated dinner, performances, dessert reception, and silent and live auctions. The Transporting American Theatre Award recognizes significant contributions to the American... Read More

The Actors Fund 2019 Gala set for Apr 29

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Mon April 29. The evening will celebrate playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein; Chairman & CEO of the John Gore Organization, producer and director John Gore; International President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and International labor leader and community advocate Matthew D. Loeb; and actress, singer and dancer Rita... Read More

Performers Announved for TDF's 2019 Gala

Stephanie J Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, Caissie Levy, James T Lane & Ali Stroker will perform at TDF’s 2019 Gala on Mon Mar 11 at  Gotham Hall (1356 B'way). The gala will honor costume designer Bob Mackie and entrepreneur/philanthropist, Reginald "Reggie" Van Lee. TDF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, which is in its 51st year of service to audiences and the performing arts community, will present the... Read More

Amas Musical Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala set for Mon Apr 1

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert on Mon April 1 at the The Angel Orensanz Foundation (172 Norfolk St). Honorary Chair for the event is Whoopi Goldberg. Lillias White will be Mistress of Ceremonies evening. Since 1968, Amas has been a force in New York City, developing and producing new American musicals, a pioneer in non-traditional casting and multiculturalism, and a forerunner of theatre arts... Read More

[TITLE OF SHOW] will Perform Reunion Concert for The Actor's Fund

The Actors Fund has announced that the critically acclaimed musical [title of show] will once again be heard on Broadway in a reunion concert on Mon March 11 at 7:30 PM at The Broadhurst (235 W 44th St). This one-night only reunion will star original cast members Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen along with musical director Larry Pressgrove. All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund. [title of show] has a book by Tony-nominee Hunter Bell with music &... Read More

New York Stage and Film Annouces Christopher Burney as new Artistic Dir

New York Stage and Film has announced today that, following a nationwide search, Christopher Burney will become its next Artistic Director. Additionally, New York Stage and Film’s longtime Associate Artistic Director, Liz Carlson, has been promoted to the newly created position of Artistic Producer. Burney will be the creative leader behind NYSAF’s programs including the Powerhouse Season in partnership with Vassar College, the NYC Reading Series, the Winter Season currently... Read More

Henry Timms Named President and CEO of Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has appointed Henry Timms as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, Board Chair Katherine Farley announced. As the 11th President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Timms will call on his vast experience to lead the premier arts institution as it seeks to develop collaborative initiatives, attract and engage new audiences, and prepare for the redesign of David Geffen Hall. Timms comes to Lincoln Center from his post as Presiden... Read More

Vineyard's 2019 Gala will Honor Colman Domingo

Vineyard Theatre’s Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel announce that the company’s 2019 Gala fundraiser will celebrate Colman Domingo. The annual benefit Gala will take place on Mon May 6 beginning at 6:30 PM at Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St).  The event will include a cocktail hour and auction, dinner, and performances featuring artists of stage and screen, to be announced. Tickets can be purchased by visiting... Read More

West Hyler named Producing Artistic Dir of NY Musical Festival (NYMF)

West Hyler has been named as the new Producing Artistic Director of the 2019 New York Musical Festival committed to showcasing and nurturing new musical theater, ensuring the future of this essential art form. Hyler will be the creative leader behind the festival’s programs including the Next Link Project. He will also oversee the organization’s produced programming including the Student Leadership Project, Intersecting Chords, and How the Light Gets In, a concert presentation... Read More

Atlantic Theater Compant's Diva's Choice Gala set for Mon Mar 4

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director; Mary McCann, School Executive Director) will present their Annual Gala on Mon March 4 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Ave). Divas’ Choice will celebrate powerhouse women of Atlantic on and off the stage with a fabulous evening of performances. This year, Atlantic asked four trailblazing women in the arts to choose a song they love and their favorite musician to perform it, to be revealed at the... Read More

Broadway Bares set for Sun June 16

More than 150 of New York City’s most talented dancers will unite for an extravaganza of sensational striptease on Sun June 16 when Broadway Bares returns to Hammerstein Ballroom (311 W 34th St). The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Two unforgettable shows at 9:30 pm and midnight will feature full-out production numbers with tantalizing dancers and beloved Broadway stars. This year's theme and special guests will be announced later this ... Read More

Laura Benanti to peform TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE at Long Wharf's Gala

For one night only, Laura Benanti can be heard in the intimate setting at Long Wharf Theatre in her cabaret show, TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE featuring songs from her career along with humorous anecdotes and experiences that she has encountered on and off the stage and screen.  Benanti will headline the theatre’s 2019 Gala on Mon June 3.  The event begins at 6:00 PM with a cocktail reception followed by Benanti’s performance at 8:00 PM on the Claire Tow Stage in the C.... Read More

Leslie Odom Jr to headline McCarter Theatre Center's 2019 Gala

On Sat May 4 McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ will host its Annual Gala. The evening raises significant funds for McCarter, enabling the organization to bring world-class performing arts and outstanding education programs to the community. The Gala will feature a performance by Leslie Odom, Jr. McCarter’s Gala will be co-chaired by Michelle and Robert Caruso; Andrea and John Forbes & Debora and John Haines. The evening begins with an cocktail reception followed directly... Read More

2019 Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon will salute Phil Smith 4/26

On Friday April 26th at 12:00 noon, the 2019 Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon will salute Phil Smith, Chairman of the Shubert Organization in the Eugenia Room at Sardi's. The Emerging Theater Artist Grants will be presented by Daryl Roth and Estelle Parsons. For more information, please visit theaterhalloffame.org.  Contact Terry Hodge Taylor (917/472-7906)... Read More

TCG's 2019 Gala will Honor Kushner, Miramontez & Ingram

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2019 Gala will be directed by Michael Mayer and feature performances from Oklahoma!’s Ali Stroker, Hadestown’s Patrick Page and Eva Noblezada, and Angels in America’s Beth Malone. TCG’s 2019 Gala will honor playwright Tony Kushner; Broadway press agent, and President of DKC/O&M, Rick Miramontez; and arts philanthropist, and Chairman Emerita of Ingram Industries, Inc., Martha R. Ingram. The Gala will be... Read More

LPTW Announces 2019 Theatre Women Awards

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker St) on Mon Mar 25 at 7:00 PM. This year’s awards will honor director/choreographer Graciela Daniela (Lifetime Achievement Award), director May... Read More

64th Annual Drama Desk Awards set for Sun June 2

Broadway Brands, publisher of Broadway News and Broadway Briefing, and the Drama Desk have jointly announced that Broadway Brands will present the Drama Desk Awards  beginning with the upcoming 2019 ceremony. The 64th annual event will take place on Sun June 2 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. The cut-off for nominations will be April 24. Nominations will be announced April 25. Joey Parnes Productions will produce the ceremony, as it has since 2012 and Matt Britten, Broadway Brands... Read More


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: Hilary Bettis, 72 miles to go...; Jackie Sibblies Drury, Fairview; debbie tucker green, ear for eye; Ella Hickson, The Writer; Martyna Majok, Sanctuary City; Lily Padilla, How to Defend Yourself; Nina Raine, Stories; Ella Road, The Phlebotomist; Heidi Schreck, What the... Read More

Broadway Backwards Set for Mar 11

Beloved show tunes will get a fresh perspective when Broadway Backwards returns with gender-reversed and star-studded twists on classic and modern favorites on Mon Mar 11, 2019. This one-night-only event is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The evening features performances from stars of stage and screen with men singing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artist... Read More

Nathan Lane Will Recieve New Dramatists Distinguished Achievement Award

New Dramatists will honor Nathan Lane, with its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Tues May 14th. Each year, New Dramatists salutes individuals who have made an outstanding artistic contribution to the theatre community. The luncheon will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 B'way) beginning with a champagne reception at 11:15 AM and ending promptly at 2:30 PM. For tickets, visit newdramatists.org/luncheon. Press contact: Bret... Read More

CSA will bestow Rosalie Joseph with the first Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award

The New York Chapter of the Casting Society of America will bestow the first ever Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award to veteran casting director and philanthropist Rosalie Joseph. The award will be presented on Thurs Jan 31 at the New York ceremony of the Artios Awards that honor excellence in casting across film, television, theater and new media. The Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award will be given periodically to a New York casting director or casting associate who embodies the... Read More

Abingdon Theatre Company Announces Two Special Events in February

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Dir) has announced two special one-night only events to be presented next month. On  Mon Feb 4th the company, in association with Paul Boghosian and Jim Kierstead, Executive Producer, will present a concert of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, a darkly comedic original musical done with a great deal of heart. This work of fiction, inspired by actual events, utilizes the 1994 Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan media scandal to explore... Read More

Stephanie Osin Cohen named 2019 Burry Fredrick Design Fellowship

The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced Stephanie Osin Cohen as the recipient of the 2019 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship and its $25,000 award. The Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship was established in 2017 to help launch the careers of graduates from Yale School of Drama’s Design Departments. Each year, the Yale School of Drama Design Department faculty selects one graduating scenic, costume, lighting, projection, or sound designer as the Burry Fredrik... Read More

John Logan Named Winner of 19th Monte Cristo Award

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, has announced that playwright and screenwriter John Logan will receive the 19th Monte Cristo Award. An alumnus of the O’Neill, John developed the musical "Superhero," soon to open off-Broadway, at the O'Neill's 2017 National Music Theater Conference and his "Moulin Rouge" bows on Broadway this summer. A gala evening in celebration of Logan’s many achievements will be held at the Edison Ballroom on Monday, April 22. The O’Neill... Read More

Emily Mann Retires as Resident Playwright of McCarter Theatre Center

Playwright and director Emily Mann, who has served as the Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey since 1990, will retire from the position following the upcoming 2019-2020 season, McCarter announced. As McCarter’s Artistic Director and Resident Playwright, Mann has overseen more than 160 productions, including more than 40 world premieres – creating a home for theater legends and amplifying the voices of women and... Read More

Melia Bensussen to Succeed Darko Tresnjak as Aristic Dir of Hartford Stage

David R Jimenez, President of the Board of Directors of Hartford Stage, has announced that OBIE Award-winning director Melia Bensussen has been named the next Artistic Director of the  theatre. She will assume the role in June. Ms. Bensussen will be the sixth artistic director, as well as the first woman, to lead the theatre in its 55-year history. She succeeds Darko Tresnjak, who has served as Artistic Director since 2011 and will depart Hartford Stage at the close of the 2018-19 season.... Read More

BRYAN CRANSTON, DORSEY AND WHITNEY LLP & PAMELA FARR and BUFORD ALEXANDER to be Honored at Theatre Forward's Chairman Awards Gala

Theatre Forward and Chairman John Thomopoulos will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman’s Awards Gala on Mon April 8 at The Pierre (2 East 61st St). The Chairman’s Awards Gala supports the work of Theatre Forward, which recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary season, and is dedicated to advancing American theatres and its communities through its Educating Through Theatre and Advancing Strong Theatre initiatives. Bryan Cranston will be honored... Read More

3rd Annual Chita Rivera Awards set for 5/19

The 3rd annual Chita Rivera Awards will take place on Sun May 19 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Pl), it was announced by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. Lanteri produces in conjunction with Patricia Watt. The nominations for the 3rd annual Chita Rivera Awards will be announced April 26. Carrying the namesake of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the missio... Read More

2019 Broadway Belts For PFF set for 2/25

 Hosted by the actress/comedienne Julie Halston, BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! will hold its ninth annual fundraiser, featuring an evening of music and comedy benefitting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). This year’s event will take place on Mon Feb 25 at 5:30 PM at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street.)  The event raises money to fight pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a deadly and complex disease which causes progressive scarring in the lungs. PF affects 200,000... Read More

Sarah Hammond, Shaina Taub & Charlie Sohne win 2019 Kleban Prizes

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 29th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The judges declared a tie in the most promising musical theatre lyricist category between Sarah Hammond and Shaina Taub. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Charlie Sohne. The 2019 prizes will be presented on Mon Feb 4 in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. Since its inception, Kleban Prize ... Read More


Concord Music has announced the acquisition of legendary theatre publisher and licensor Samuel French and the formation of Concord Theatricals. Concord Theatricals is comprised of the professional and amateur theatrical licensing catalogs of Samuel French, Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals, Tams-Witmark and Concord Music’s joint venture with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, The Musical Company. In addition to theatrical licensing, music publishing and cast... Read More