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

31st Annual Kleban Price to be Presented on Broadway on Demand

Broadway On Demand will  present the first ever virtual presentation of the 31st annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre on Mon Mar 15 at 7:00 PM ET. As previously announced, the 2021 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to lyricist Benjamin Scheuer. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to librettists Melissa Li and Kit Yan. Free and open to the public, this year’s awards will feature... Read More

Virtual Broadway Revival of AMOUR to Stream April 2-4 on Stellar

Art Lab (Meg Fofonoff) and ShowTown Productions (Nathan Gehan, Jamison Scott) have announced complete casting and performance information for the upcoming virtual Broadway musical revival of AMOUR. Directed by Fofonoff, the cast of "Amour" will feature Derrick Baskin, Drew Gehling, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Adam Pascal, Christiani Pitts, Jennifer Sánchez, Thom Sesma, Vishal Vaidya & Rachel York.Three performances only will be streamed exclusively on Stellar, the new premium ... Read More

Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) Announces 2021 Gala

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced today that the 2021 WTF Gala will take place virtually on Wed April 7. The Gala will start at 7:30 PM ET, preceded by an interactive VIP pre-show for event sponsors and virtual table buyers, and will feature musical performances and special appearances from beloved friends of the Festival. Artists currently scheduled to appear include Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Renée Fleming, Michael R. Jackson, Jill... Read More

Barrington Stage Company announces winners of Burman New Play Award

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Founder/Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced the winners of the 2021 Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award. The award, founded in 2018, supports new, bold voices for the American theatre and is presented to unproduced full-length works that are wholly original and not adaptations or translations of existing works. The 2021 Grand Prize winner is Daniella De Jesús for her play, "Get Your Pink Hands Off M... Read More

Dayna Taymor and Travis Wall win SDCF's Callaway Awards

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, has announced that the 2020 Joe A Callaway Awards will be awarded to Danya Taymor for excellence in directing for "Heroes of the Fourth Turning" (Playwrights Horizons) and Travis Wall for excellence in choreography for "The Wrong Man" (MCC Theater). The Callaway Awards, along with the previously announced Gordon Davidson Award and Zelda Fichandle... Read More

NYTW Annual Gala will Celebrate 25th Anniversary of RENT

On the 25th Anniversary of its first performance at New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (James C Nicola, Artistic Dir; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Dir), announced that the NYTW 2021 Annual Gala will celebrate the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT. The Gala will be held virtually on Tues March 2 at 8:00 PM EST and will remain available to stream through March 6 at 8:00 PM EST. A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking musical opened at New York Theatr... Read More

The Harold And Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Announces Recipients Of 2020 Steinberg Playwright Awards

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has announced the names of the 20 outstanding early-to-mid-career playwrights who will be celebrated with 2020 Steinberg Playwright Awards in the amount of $10,000 each. As previously announced, these awards are being given in response to this extremely difficult year, and in an effort to better meet the immediate and pressing needs of playwrights. The recipients are Ngozi Anyanwu, Lucas Baisch, Jocelyn Bioh, Christopher Chen, Jordan E.... Read More

Black Theatre United and Williamstown Theatre Festival Announce BIPOC Theatre-Makers Program

Black Theatre United (BTU) and Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) have announced the creation of the Early Career Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Theatre-Makers Program, in partnership and with a lead gift from the Tiger Baron Foundation. The Early Career BIPOC Theatre-Makers Program is a central, new component of the Festival’s training program, beginning in 2021. The resounding demand for racial equity and inclusion in the American theatre has reaffirmed the... Read More

Goodspeed Announces New Leadership Team

After an extensive national search, Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees have announced that they have selected Donna Lynn Hilton as the new Artistic Director and David B Byrd as the new Managing Director of the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre. Ms. Hilton and Mr. Byrd will succeed Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed’s Executive Director, who retired at the end of 2020. Ms Hilton arrived at Goodspeed Musicals in 1988 and has been a creative force at the organization ever since. For the... Read More

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical will Stream as Actors Fund Benefit

Theatrical production company Seaview will present, for one performance only, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical on Fri Jan 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET to benefit The Actors Fund. Presented in association with TikTok and TodayTix Presents, tickets for this one-time-only, online event are now on sale on TodayTix.com, and will be available for streaming for 72 hours. The community-created viral sensation has earned the engagement of more than 200 million fans around the globe. Press... Read More

Primary Stages to Present Raúl Esparza-led A CHRISTMAS CAROL Reading

Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Dir; Shane D Hudson, Executive Dir; Casey Childs, Founder) has announced that the virtual benefit reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Theresa Rebeck & Erin Daley and directed by Ms Rebeck will now take place on Friday Dec 18 at 8:00 PM ET. Originally scheduled for Wed Dec 16, the live reading has been moved due to a scheduling conflict. The recording will now be available from Sat Dec 19 through Tues Dec 22.... Read More

Home for the Holidays Concert Stream to Benefit BC/EFA on December 15

A stellar lineup of theater favorites will show there’s no place like Broadway for the holidays as they welcome you into their homes and hearts during Home for the Holidays on Tues Dec 15. The concert is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening will feature performances of songs based on traditions from their homes and from where their shows are set. With songs from comedic to heartfelt, the seasonal variety show promises the warmth of Come From... Read More

The Acting Company Announces Holiday Benefit with John Rando and Rainn Wilson

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Margot Harley, Founder) has announced that they will celebrate the holiday season with a virtual benefit performance of songs, readings, holiday traditions, and hijinks that will feature alumni and friends of the company.  Styled as a variety show and hosted by company alum, Rainn Wilson and directed by John Rando, the event will feature performances from actors who have performed with The Acting Company during its 48-year history.... Read More

Broadway Advocacy Coalition Announces BROADWAY VS

Inspired by the cultural phenomenon Verzuz, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) has announced BROADWAY VS, a new musical even celebrating the legendary careers of André De Shields and Lillias White. BAC will honor the legacies of these Broadway icons while raising funds to support the next generation of BIPOC leadership within the theatre industry through the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program, as well as BAC’s other initiatives to support and empower artist activists.... Read More

MTC Announces Fall Benefit "Old Friends | New Works"

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2020 Fall Benefit, “Old Friends | New Works: A Benefit for MTC,” on Thurs Dec 3 at 7:00PM ET. The virtual event will be streamed on MTC’s YouTube channel and is free to the public, but donations of any amount are encouraged. The benefit will feature some of MTC's favorite stars with performances of new material written for this event, ... Read More

SDCF Announces Kamilah Forbes as 2020 Zelda Fichandler Award Recipient

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has announced the recipient and three finalists for the 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 Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. This year’s Fichandler Award focused on directors an... Read More

New York City Center Benefit "An Evening With Audra McDonald" set for 12/9

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler has announced the 2020 Gala presentation will take place on Wed Dec 9 at 7:30 PM (pre-show events begin at 6:30 PM). Supporting the historic midtown theater founded for the people of New York, this special benefit performance titled An Evening with Audra McDonald will be filmed live on the City Center stage and presented digitally only at NYCityCenter.org. The Gala concert will be available on demand for one week only through December... Read More

Local USA 829, United Scenic Artists, Announces New Leadership

United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, IATSE has elected Edward Pierce as president of the union that is the representative voice of designers and scenic artists within the entertainment industry.  Pierce, an established Broadway designer, was previously a Trustee on the national board.  He succeeds Beverly Miller, who has held the position since 1995. The union membership has elected Deirdra Govan as Vice President.  Govan is a costume designer and production designer,... Read More

2020 Tony Nomination Guide

2020 Tony Award Nominees Quick-Reference Guide A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Original Score (Christopher Nightingale), Scenic & Costume Design (Rob Howell), Lighting Design (Hugh Vanstone), Sound Design (Simon Baker). Opened: 11/20/19. Closed: 1/5/20. Gen Mgr: Fifth Estate Entertainment (695-3741). Press Rep: Rubenstein Communications (843-8077) A SOLDIER’S PLAY - Best Revival, Leading Actor (Blair Underwood), Featured Actor (David Alan Grier), Direction (Kenny Leon), Scenic Design... Read More

Tony Nominations to be Announced October 15

Tony Award Productions will announce the nominations for American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards on Thurs Oct 15th. The Tony Awards Nominating Committee will meet to vote on this year’s nominations on Tues Oct 13th.  The nominations announcement will be hosted by actor James Monroe Iglehart on the official Tony Awards YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/tonyawards at 12:00 noon ET.   The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American... Read More

Broadway League extends Broadway Shutdown through May 30, 2021

The Broadway League has announced the continued suspension of all ticket sales for Broadway performances in NYC through May 30, 2021.  Dates for each returning and new Broadway show will be announced as individual productions determine the performance schedules for their respective shows.  The League will provide updates to the public as more information becomes available. Theatregoers holding tickets for dates through May 30, 2021 should contact their point of purchas... Read More

Public Theater's Forward Together Virtual Event set for 10/20

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Dir) has announced that FORWARD. TOGETHER. A virtual event to support The Public Theater, will take place on Tues Oct 20 at 8:00 PM, directed by Kenny Leon, with music direction by Ted Sperling. Free and open to all from coast to coast and around the world, the one-night-only event will be livestreamed on The Public’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page. In light of the national and long overdue... Read More

The Actors Fund Virtual Gala Set For November 2

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its first-ever Virtual Gala on Mon Nov 2 at 7:00 PM ET. The evening will celebrate The Actors Fund and the 35th anniversary of Career Transition For Dancers, a program of The Fund, while also honoring actor Matthew Broderick and actor, producer, and business owner Sarah Jessica Parker; founding member and Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem Virginia Johnson; acto... Read More

NAMT Announces 32nd Annual Festival Shows

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Dir) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 32nd Annual Festival of New Musicals, on Thursday, Nov 19 and Fri Nov 20. Due to the pandemic, the Festival will be reimagined and shared online through Broadway On Demand. The NAMT Fall events will kick off on Tuesday, Nov 17, with the Fall Conference. Registration for industry members is free and will open soon at www.namt.org/festival. The public can als... Read More

¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices set for Oct 1

Playbill and The Broadway League have announced additional performers and presenters for ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices, a digital concert in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month as well as Latinx milestones in theatre, featuring an extraordinary roster of award-winning stage and screen Latinx talent. Hosted by Andréa Burns, the concert will premiere at Playbill.com/Viva, Playbill’s YouTube Channel and on The Broadway League’s website (Viva.Broadway) on Thurs Oct... Read More

Saheem Ali and Shanta Thake named Associate Artistic Directorsat The Public Theater

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) has announced that Saheem Ali and Shanta Thake have been named Associate Artistic Directors as part of an expanded and restructured artistic leadership team. Saheem Ali will serve as Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director, Shanta Thake will be Associate Artistic Director and Director of Artistic Programs, and Mandy Hackett continues as Associate Artistic Director and Director of Public... Read More

Lloyd Suh Named 2020 Recipient of the Horton Foote Prize

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) has announced that The 2020 Horton Foote Prize has been awarded to Lloyd Suh for his play "The Chinese Lady." Awarded since 2010, the biennial prize is named in honor of the late playwright, and recognizes excellence in American theatre. Mr Suh’s achievements will be celebrated at a private online reception on Sun Sept 13th. He will be presented with $50,000 and a limited edition of Keith Carter’s iconic photograph of Horton... Read More

Khady Kamara named Executive Director of Second Stage

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director) has announced that Khady Kamara, who is currently serving as Managing Director of Arena Stage in Washington, has been named Executive Director at Second Stage Theater. Ms Kamara will join institution part-time beginning Sept 14 and will assume the role full time beginning Jan 4, 2021. For more information, please visit www.2ST.com. Press contact: Polk & Co (917/261-3988)... Read More

The 74th Annual Tony Awards Will Take Place Digitally In Fall 2020

Tony Award Productions has announced that they will present the American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards digitally this fall. Final eligibility determinations will be made by the Tony Awards Administration Committee in the coming days. Additional information, including a date and platform for the awards ceremony, will be announced soon. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award, which was... Read More

MCC Theater Announces Initial Performers for MISCAST20

MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) have announced today that their annual gala, Miscast20, will take place on MCC Theater’s YouTube Channel on Sun Sept 13 at 8:00 PM ET. At Miscast, MCC Theater’s annual gala celebration, the biggest stars of stage and screen take the stage to sing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. This year, for the first time... Read More

Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2020-21 EST/Sloan Project Commissions and Regional Theatre Grants

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) along with the EST/Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions for the 2020-2021 season. Started in 1998, the EST/Sloan Project is an initiative designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge the existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in th... Read More

"The New Group Off Stage" Presents a Benefit Reading of Beth Henley's "The Jacksonian"

The New Group will continue its Reunion Reading Series featuring original cast members of iconic plays from the company’s first 25 years.  Each reading, broadcast live, will benefit The New Group and other local initiatives and organizations. This series continues Thurs Aug 27 at 7:00 PM EST with Beth Henley’s THE JACKSONIAN. With ticket purchase the reading will be available after the live broadcast to... Read More

The Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Bess Wohl With First-Ever Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) will honor the life and legacy of actress and comedian Georgia Engel with a new namesake Award for a playwright in comedy. The inaugural recipient is Bess Wohl. The creation of the Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize was spearheaded by Georgia’s close friends, writer/producer Phil Rosenthal and actress Monica Horan Rosenthal (Rosenthal Family Foundation), producer Dori Berinstein, and actor John Quilty (the Founding Committee). The $10,000 Award ... Read More

Actors Fund Launches Every Artist Insured Campaign

The Actors Fund, a national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced the Every Artist Insured campaign today to enhance their free and confidential health insurance counseling and enrollment support services. Over the next six months, thousands of professionals in performing arts and entertainment, who remain without work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will become ineligible for their union insurance. In order to... Read More

Public Theater's 2020-22 Emerging Writers Group Announced

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Dir) announced today the 10 new playwrights for the 2020-2022 Emerging Writers Group. Now in its eighth cycle, the Emerging Writers Group is an ongoing initiative that targets playwrights at the earliest stages of their career, creating an artistic home and offering support and resources for a remarkable group of up-and-coming playwrights. Selected from more than 550 applicants, the 2020-2022 Emerging Writers... Read More

Shubert Chairman Philip J Smith Announces His Retirement

Philip J Smith, Chairman and Co-CEO of The Shubert Organization, has announced his retirement, effective June 30th. The Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues. Mr. Smith will also resign his duties as Chairman of The Shubert Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation dedicated to unrestricted funding of not-for-profit theatre and dance companies. The Board of Directors has announced that effective July 1, 2020, current... Read More

Drama Desk Awards Now Set for 6/13

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will now air Saturday, June 13th, at 7:30 PM ET. The special presentation will air on Spectrum News NY1’s and stream on NY1.com, and DramaDeskAwards.com. If for any reason the telecast is unable to air in that time slot on Spectrum News NY1, it will still be made available at that time on DramaDeskAwards.com. The telecast, which was pre-recorded prior to its original May 31 air date, was originally set to take place at The Town Hall theater in New... Read More

Drama Desk Awards Postponed

Due to breaking news events in New York this weekend, Spectrum News NY1 and the Drama Desk organization have made the decision to postpone tonight’s planned airing of The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards. More details on a rescheduled date and time will be made available soon. For the latest information, visit dramadeskawards.com. Read More

MCC's Miscast Gala Will Be Presented as a Virtual Event

 MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey & Will Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) has announced that Miscast, MCC’s Annual Gala will be presented virtually this year, live-streamed on the MCC Theater YouTube channel. Originally scheduled to be held live at the Manhattan Center on April 6, the annual fundraising gala will now be presented online on Sat June 20 at 8:00 PM EST and will be a free viewing experience. In Miscast, broadway’s hottest stars... Read More

The Drama Desk Awards to Posthumously Honor Hal Prince with Namesake Lifetime Achievement Award as its First Recipient

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of American theater producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince with the Drama Desk’s newly established lifetime achievement honor. The Harold Prince Award will be bestowed annually for outstanding contributions to theater, and the posthumous award will be given in his honor this year. Prince passed away on July 31, 2019, at the age of 91. The Drama Desk Awards will be announced during a special... Read More

Broadway on Demand will host Tony Celebration

Broadway On Demand, the newly launched streaming platform for theater devotees, with support from the Co-Producers of the Tony Awards: the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, has announced that it will host a specially created, never-before-seen event in celebration of the Broadway community, the Tony Awards, and the global impact that Broadway has as a cultural touchstone around the world on Sun June 7 at 6:00 PM ET exclusively on TonyAwards.com and BroadwayOnDemand.com. The ... Read More

The Public Theater will present WE ARE ONE PUBLIC Virtual Concert

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Dir) has announced additions to the line-up for WE ARE ONE PUBLIC, a one-night-only star-studded virtual event to support The Public Theater, which will take place on Mon June 1 at 8:00 PM ET. Hosted by Public alum Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the evening will feature special performances and appearances by Public artists through songs, stories, and more, along with a special tribute to this year’s honorees Sam... Read More

Outer Critics Circle To Present Special Honors for 70th Annual Awards

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, today announced its plans for honoring the 2019-2020 season of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. In light of the current and unprecedented period of suspension for live arts across the nation, the organization’s milestone 70th Anniversary will be dedicated to celebrating widespread excellence in New York theater this season. In lieu of... Read More

Florie Seery Appointed Associate Dean, Yale School of Drama and Managing Director, Yale Repertory Theatre

Florie Seery has been appointed Associate Dean and Managing Director of Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre, effective July 1, 2020. She also joins the faculty as Assistant Professor Adjunct of Theater Management. Florie Seery comes to Yale following fifteen years’ service as General Manager of Manhattan Theatre Club.   Prior to working at MTC, Florie Seery was Associate Producer at Disney Theatrical Productions, Associate General Manager at Stuart Thompson... Read More

Diana Phillips Named President of The Shubert Foundation

The Board of Directors of The Shubert Foundation has appointed Diana Phillips to serve as President of the Foundation. Ms Phillips will take over the position previously held by Michael I Sovern, who passed away on January 20. He had served as President of the Foundation since 1996.  The Shubert Foundation is the nation's largest private foundation dedicated to unrestricted funding of not-for-profit theatre and dance companies. Diana Phillips, a Shubert Foundation... Read More

McCarter Announces New Artistic Director

McCarter Theatre Center has announced the appointment of Sarah Rasmussen as its new artistic director, effective August 1, 2020. Rasmussen is currently artistic director of the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis. Rasmussen will succeed Emily Mann, who is departing from McCarter after 30 years leading the theatre. Press contact: Tom Miller/McCarter Theatre Center (609/258-6524)... Read More

Drama Desk Awards to Be Announced on NY1

The Drama Desk organization has announced that due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, in lieu of a traditional ceremony, the 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced during a special presentation of Spectrum News NY1’s On Stage on Sun May 31 at 7:30 PM. The awards special also will stream on NY1.com, and DramaDeskAwards.com. Additional details will be announced over the coming weeks. Nominations for the 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced earlier this week, ... Read More

2020 Drama League Awards moved Online and Re-Named The Gratitude Awards

The Drama League has announced that The 86th Awards Nominations Event, which was to be held at Sardi’s on April 16, along with the Awards Luncheon, which was to be held at the Marriott Marquis on May 15, will no longer take place in-person this spring, due to government social distancing regulations. Instead, The Drama League will present The Gratitude Awards in the Spring of 2020 which will be a one-time-only digital fundraiser that shares the gift of gratitude within the theater... Read More

HERE Announces 2020 Recipients of $125K HARP Residencies

HERE (Kristin Marting, Founding Artistic Director) will welcome Bengali theater-maker Shayok Misha Chowdhury, playwright and director Normandy Sherwood, and instrumentalist gamin and sound & visual composer Sachiyo Takahashi as new members of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Created in 1999, HARP provides resident artists with commission funds, developmental support, career planning, and a full production, all within a collaborative environment of peers working across... Read More

2020 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards To Be Announced 4/16

The winners of the 2020 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Thurs April 16 at 10:00 AM. The selections, which mark the start of this year’s theater awards season, will be made at the organization’s 85th 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 during a virtual ceremony on Tues April 28 at 8:00 PM. The New York Drama... Read More

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Rising Star Honors

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts-Managing Director), has announced the cancelation of the 2020 Rising Star Awards. Paper Mill will instead host a virtual celebration honoring the passion and talent of New Jersey high school students, many of whom were unable to perform their high school musicals due to the current COVID-19 health crisis. In response to the coronavirus national emergency and statewide school, business and institution ... Read More

Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation Create COVID-19 Grants for Theatre Writers

In response to the recent closure of theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced its decision to reinvent the means by which it will distribute the funds for their 2020 Idea Award for Theatre. This spring, the foundation will offer up to 40 emergency grants of $2,500 each to playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists who have had a full professional production cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-1... Read More

35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Announces Revised Schedule & Online Ceremony

In light of recent events surrounding COVID-19, The Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation have revised the schedule for the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. With the closure of theatres across the city, and to offer affected shows as much flexibility as possible, shows that opened after February 16 were given the option to be considered as part of either the Lortel Awards' 2020 or 2021 season. Nominations will now be... Read More

The 74th Annual Tony Awards To Be Postponed

The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sun June 7th from Radio City Music Hall will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date, in coordination with their broadcast partner. New dates and additional information will be announced once Broadway opens again. Press contact: Shawn Purdy/Slate PR (212/235-6813)...   Read More

Broadway Dreams Will Stream Free Live Classes For Students Taught by Broadway Stars

Broadway Dreams, an international non-profit performing arts training program, will stream live content daily starting Wednesday, March 18 from 11 AM – 1 PM EST. The free, fun, instructional online sessions will be led by the organization’s roster of Broadway teaching artists, including Broadway Dreams Co-Founder and President, Annette Tanner; Creative Education Director, Matt Scott; Ryan Redmond; choreographer, Spencer Liff, and more. The online sessions will include classes o... Read More

Rudetsky to host Stars in The House for The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today that SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, will produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund’s services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19). ... Read More

BC/EFA Launches Online Fundraising Campaign to Create COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has is launched a special online fundraising campaign to create the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. This special fund will be administered by The Actors Fund to assist those in the entertainment community – onstage and behind the scenes - who are facing health care crises and other immediate needs in the wake of the evolving coronavirus pandemic. Broadway Cares will seed the fund with an initial $250,000 and is asking supporters to donate to the... Read More

Theatre World Awards Postponed to Fall 2020

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, Dale Badway, President, has announced the 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Mon June 1, 2020 beginning at 7:00 PM at Circle in the Square (1633 Broadway) has been postponed until Fall 2020. A new date will be announced soon.  Hosted annually by  theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the ceremony will be produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors. 2020 Honorees for the Theatre World Award fo... Read More

No Print Edition This Week!

We have decided to not publish a print edition of Theatrical Index this week.  With details changing by the hour, the veracity of what we publish would likely last for only a short time. We will be back next week, when more information regarding all productions will, hopefully, be clearer. These are strange and trying times, to be sure.  Our thoughts are with all our subscribers and the theatre community as a whole, as you adjust plans, worry about your shows and... Read More

(CANCELED) New Dramatists will Honor Kushner & Tesori at 71st Spring Luncheon

This event has been canceled due to COVID 19 restrictions. New Dramatists  will honor Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori with its 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 71st Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Thurs May 21st at the Marriott Marquis (1535 B'way.)   Kushner and Tesori will be represented on Broadway this spring with the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of "Caroline, or Change." Each year, New Dramatists salutes individuals who have... Read More

(CANCELED) 34th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition set for 4/21 & 4/22

This event has been canceled due to COVID 19 restrictions. Company members and volunteers will be in theater lobbies across the country fundraising with iconic #redbuckets in hand for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Their efforts will culminate in the 34th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Mon April 20, and Tues April 21. In exchange for a donation, audiences at many shows can receive autographed posters, Playbills and other memorabilia or unique experiences, including backstage... Read More

Sanaz Toossi wins WTF's 2020 L Arnold Weissberger New Play Award

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce that Sanaz Toossi is the 2020 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award recipient for her play ENGLISH. Sanaz receives the $10,000 award as well as the $10,000 Jay Harris Commission to write a new play. Williamstown Theatre Festival administers the award on behalf of the Anna L Weissberger Foundation. Championed for the Festival in 1998 by late Trustee, Jay Harris, the award honors noted theatrical... Read More

(POSTPONED) Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lillias White and Nancy Negron Santiago at Gala Benefit

*This even has been postponed due to the Corona Virus outbreak. Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), will celebrate its 51st Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert on Mon April 6 at the The Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Ave). Honorary Chair for the event is Latin recording artist and activist Rubén Blades. Priscilla Lopez will be Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening. The gala evening will begin at 6:00 PM  with a reception featurin... Read More

The Drama Desk Awards Debuts New Statuette Design

In celebration of its 65-year legacy, the Drama Desk Awards is debuting a new statuette, to be formally presented at the annual ceremony on Sun May 31 at The Town Hall.  The custom-designed award brings distinctive new life to the iconic Drama Desk quill image, which represents the theater writers, critics and journalists who make up the Drama Desk organization and vote on the awards each year. The statuettes will stand 10-and-a-half inches tall, and feature the quill image, with... Read More

(RESCHEDULED for July 27) Broadway By The Year: Volume 2: 2005-2009 set for 3/30

This event has been rescheduled to July 27 due to the COVID 19 restrictions. The Town Hall presents Broadway By The Year: Volume 2: Broadway Musicals of 2005-2009 on Mon March 30 July 27 at 8:00 PM. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel the evening will continue Broadway By The Year's 20th 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... Read More

(CANCELED) Theatre Forward's Chairman's Awards Gala will Honors Kelli O'Hara & Bruce E Whitacre

This event has been canceled due to COVID 19. Theatre Forward, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, will hold its Chairman’s Awards Gala on Mon Mar 30 at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th St) to honor stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara, and Theatre Forward Executive Director Bruce E Whitacre.  Ms O’Hara will receive the Theatre Artist Award presented by Bartlett Sher, and Mr Whitacre will receive the Theatre Forward Leadership Award presented by ... Read More

Broadway Newcomers, City Ballet Corps Members Nominated for Clive Barnes Awards

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the finalists and date for the 10th Annual Clive Barnes Awards. Hosted by Michael Riedel, the presentation of the annual awards recognizing excellence in theater and dance will take place on Mon April 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center (165 West 65th St), in memory of founder Valerie Taylor-Barnes. In this year’s Theater Artist Award category, three of the four finalists made their Broadway debuts this... Read More

Michael Gennaro to Retire from Executive Director Position at Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees have announced that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2020 season. Michael Gennaro, who has led the organization since 2015, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director in December of 2020. A national search will be conducted for new leadership for the organization. Press contact: Elisa Hale/Goodspeed Musicals (860/873-8664)...         Read More

Evan C Anderson wins 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship

The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced lighting designer Evan C Anderson as the recipient of the 2020 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... Read More

Keen Company to Present Benefit Reading of Arsenic & Old Lace

Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein has announced additional cast members to complete the cast for the Gala Benefit Reading of the classic comedy ARSENIC & OLD LACE by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Mr Silverstein.  The one night only event in celebration of Keen's 20th anniversary will take place Mon February 24th at 7:00 PM at Theatre Row - Theatre 3 (410 West 42nd St). The complete cast will be Kathleen Chalfant as Martha Brewster, Marsha Mason as Abby... Read More

2020 Finalists Announced for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

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 an international group of over 160 nominated plays, the Finalists are: Zoe Cooper (U.K.) "Out of Water," Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (U.S.) "The King of Hell’s Palace," Aleshea Harris (U.S.) "What to Send Up When It Goes Down," Anchuli Felicia King (Australia)  "Golden Shield," Kimber Lee (U.S.) "untitled f*ck m*ss... Read More

Primary Stages Announces Jamie deRoy & friends Benefit Show

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) has announced Jamie deRoy & friends Salutes 35 Years of Primary Stages, a special one night only event benefitting Primary Stages’ mission to nurture a home for not only playwrights, but also theater makers and theater lovers across New York City. The event will take place on Wed March 11 at 7:00 PM at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Ave.) The concert will feature performance... Read More

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Lineup For 2020 Ted Snowdon Reading Series

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) has announced the lineup for the 2020 Ted Snowdon Reading Series. The readings kick off Mon Mar 2 and will be held on Mondays through March 23. The readings will take place at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th St). All readings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (212) 399-3000 x 4163. Now in its 22n... Read More

(POSTPONED) Josh Groban, Jean-Luc Choplin and Kenny Leon honored at TDF's 2020 Gala

This event has been postponed due to the COVID 19 restrictions. More details have not been announced. TDF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, (also known as Theatre Development Fund), which is in its 52nd year of service to audiences and the performing arts community, will present the TDF Founders Award to Josh Groban, the singer, songwriter, actor and founder of the Find Your Light Foundation  . The presentation will be... Read More

(MOVED ONLINE) Matthew Morrison to Headline Long Wharf Theatre Gala

This event has moved online due to COVID 19 restrictions. Long Wharf Theatre (Jacob G Padrón, Artistic Dir; Kit Ingui, Managing Dir) will present Matthew Morrison at its annual Gala on Mon June 8. The former “Glee” star will perform a career retrospective of song and dance accompanied by his five piece band, taking the audience on a journey through twenty years of magic on stage and screen in the intimate setting of the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre’s Claire Tow... Read More

(RESCHEDULED) MCC Announces Lineup for Miscast 2020 Gala

This event has been rescheduled to Mon 6/15 due to the COVID 19 restrictions. MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, and Will Cantler, Artistic Dirs; Blake West, Executive Dir) has announced the all-star lineup of performers set for the 20th Annual Miscast Gala. The performers include  Raúl Esparza, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Katrina Lenk, Ben Platt, Isaac Powell, Ephraim Sykes, Aaron Tveit, and Adrienne Warren. As previousl... Read More

(CANCELED) Red Bull Theater will honor André De Shields, Kate Burton & Theatre Development Fund

This event has been canceled due to the COVID 19 restrictions. Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Founder and Artistic Dir; Jim Bredeson, Managing Dir) and the Board of Trustees have announced that the Twelfth Annual Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Mon Mar 30th will celebrate the company’s 17th Season and honor Kate Burton, André De Shields, and Theatre Development Fund with the 2020 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater.  The evening will be... Read More

Lauren Reid Voted as Chair Elect of The Broadway League’s Board of Governors

The Broadway League has announced that Lauren Reid, Chief Operating Officer, the John Gore Organization, was recently voted Chair Elect of the Board of the Broadway League. Ms. Reid will take over the role of Chair of the Broadway League from Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, following the completion of Mr. Schumacher’s full three-year term at the end of 2020. Ms. Reid previously served as the Road Vice-Chair of the Broadway League.  I... Read More

Page 73 Names Emma Goidel the 2020 Playwriting Fellow

PAGE 73 PRODUCTIONS (Michael Walkup, Artistic Dir; Amanda Feldman, Managing Dir; Rebecca Yaggy, Director of Development; Liz Jones & Asher Richelli, Founding Dirs) has named Emma Goidel the 2020 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow. Selected from over 400 applicants, Goidel will receive a $10,000 award and an additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year. The other finalists were Bleu Beckford-Burrell, Vichet Chum, and juliany taveras. Page 73 has also... Read More

Theatre Communications Group Announces Gala Performers

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the entertainment and performers for the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories, which will be held on Mon Feb 3 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St). The Gala will honor North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s National Black Theatre Festival, based in Winston-Salem; playwright David Henry Hwang; and TCG’s arts advocacy at the federal level.  The performances will begin with James Jackson, Jr. performing “Memory Song” fro... Read More

35th Anniversary Gala Honors Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt with Host Tituss Burgess

On Mon March 2 at 6:00 PM TADA! Youth Theater will celebrate its 35th Anniversary Gala at Tribeca 360 (10 Desbrosses St.)  This year’s honorees are Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt, and the TADA! Gala will be hosted by Tituss Burgess.  The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, live auction, and performances by Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt, Kate Baldwin, Jordan Fisher, Jason Gotay, Amber Iman, Jessica Vosk and members of the Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA!, alon... Read More

Maltby, Jr & Shire to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 35th Annual Bistro Awards

Lyricist and director Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire will be honored at the 35th annual Bistro Awards where they will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Award’s highest honor, for their more than 50 years of musical accomplishment The Bistro Awards Gala will be held on Mon Mar 9 at 7:00 PM at Gotham Comedy Club (208 W 23rd St), produced by Sherry Eaker who has headed up the event since its inception in 1985. A full list of winners... Read More

(CANCELED) Broadway Backwards returns Mon Mar 16

This production has been canceled due to the COVID 19 restrictions. Broadway’s biggest stars and beloved legends will share LGBTQ twists on classic and modern favorites when Broadway Backwards returns on Mon Mar 16. This one-night-only event is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. Tickets are available at broadwaycares.org.  The evening features artists... Read More

Daniel Messé, Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew win 2020 Kleban Prizes

The Kleban Foundation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre with the announcement of the 2020 prize winners. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Daniel Messé. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to co-librettists Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew. The 2020 prizes will be presented on Mon Feb 3, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted... Read More

(CANCELED) Signature Theatre's 2020 Gala will Honor Anna Deavere Smith

This event has been canceled due to the COVID 19 restrictions. Signature Theatre has announced that the company’s Annual Gala on Mon March 30 will celebrate Signature’s current Residency 1 Playwright Anna Deavere Smith and honor Signature Theatre Board President and Margot Adams Signature Award Recipient Nina B. Matis. The gala program is directed by Saheem Ali and will feature presentations from Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation and Jay Sugarman of iStar Inc., as well a... Read More

Atlantic Theater Company's 35th Anniversary Gala "Couple's Choice" set for 3/2

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Dir; Mary McCann, School Executive Dir) will present their 35th Anniversary Gala, Couples’ Choice, on Mon Mar 2 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Ave.) This year, Atlantic asked a few exciting power couples to choose a song they love and their favorite musician to perform it, to be revealed at the event. Among the celebrity couples are Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale;  Ted Danson & Mary... Read More