Highlights

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

 
2019 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 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 ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF SAMUEL FRENCH AND THE FORMATION OF CONCORD THEATRICALS

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

 
Finalists Announced for the Ninth Annual Clive Barnes Awards

The Clive Barnes Foundation, under the leadership of former Royal Ballet soloist Valerie Taylor-Barnes, announced today the finalists and date for the 9th 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 Feb 11 at 3:00 PM at the Walter Reade at Lincoln Center (165 West 65th St). The finalists for this year’s Theater Artist Award are Edmund ... Read More

 
Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger to Star in One-Night Only Performance at The Samuel J Friedman

The Producers' Society, Dicks+Nanton Productions, and Executive Producers Nick Nanton and J.W. Dicks have announced the one-night only World Premiere of Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway. The performance stars Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, the subject of the film, "Rudy" and will take place on February 11 at the Samuel J Friedman (261 W 47th St.) Most people know the story of Rudy, the small kid from Illinois who was determined to play football for Notre Dame despite having neither a... Read More

 
11th ANNUAL ORIGIN’S 1st IRISH THEATRE FESTIVAL BEGINS JAN 9

The 2019 Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival, New York’s all-Irish theatre festival and the world’s only festival devoted exclusively to producing the plays of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, settles in to its new January time slot, running three weeks from January 9 to 28.  A total 17 events, including six mainstage productions from Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Queens and Manhattan, will be seen in and out of... Read More

 
Whitney White wins 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that the 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award will be presented to Whitney White on Sun Dec 16 at The Vineyard’s 2nd annual Open House from 3:00 -7:00 PM. This past July, White directed a Developmental Lab Production of THIS LAND WAS MADE by Tori Sampson at The Vineyard, and she is currently represented Off-Broadway with WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris. The Vineyard established the Susa... Read More

 
64th Annual Obie Awards set for May 20, 2019

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have announced that the 64th Annual Obie Awards will be held on Mon May 20 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th St). Additional information will be announced shortly. The judges' panel chaired as in previous years by longtime Village Voice critic Michael Feingold, includes  director Arin Arbus, scenic designer Rachel Hauck,  scenic designer Riccardo Hernandez,  playwright... Read More

 
Red Dara Santiago wins first Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award

Rising Phoenix Repertory has announced Ren Dara Santiago as its first recipient of The Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award. The honor is presented to an emerging playwright of exceptional work ethic, character, and talent. The award will be presented to Santiago in February 2019 at a reception in New York City.  The award takes its name from Cornelia Street in the West Village, which has been home to the work of some of the nation’s greatest playwrights, including Eugene... Read More

 
Crag muMs Grant, Taylor Mac & Martyna Majok to Serve as Mentors of Cherry Lane's Mentors Project

Cherry LaneTheatre (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founder; Seri Lawrence, Artistic Dir) has announced that Craig muMs Grant, Taylor Mac & Martyna Majok will participate as mentors as part of the 21st season of the Mentor Project. This year’s playwriting mentees will be announced at a special Announcement Event on Dec 3 at 7:00 PM at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St). The Mentor Project will culminate with three fully-staged productions presented between Feb 20 and Apr 13, 2019. Each year... Read More

 
The Old Globe will Present Industry Reading of LIFE AFTER

The Old Globe (Barry Edelstein, Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director; Timothy J. Shields, Managing Dir) in association with Yonge Street Theatricals will present a by-invitation-only industry reading of the new musical LIFE AFTER on Thurs Dec 6 at 2:00 PM and Fri Dec 7 at Noon at Ripley Grier Studios. The reading will help the creative team prepare for the musical’s upcoming American premiere this winter at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it will run from March 22 to April 28,... Read More

 
The Town Hall's Broadway @ Series Continues with Kelli O'Hara

The Town Hall will presents the  Broadway @ concert series, hosted and music directed by  Seth Rudetsky and produced by Mark Cortale, at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St) on Mon Jan 14 at 8:00 PM with Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara. The format of each concert is a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky's funny, insightful and revealing questions - and the music from the star's stellar Broadway career.... Read More

 
Lee Sunday Evans named Artistic Director of Waterwell

Waterwell announced today that director Lee Sunday Evans has been named its new Artistic Director following an extensive national search. Evans succeeds Tom Ridgely, who co-founded Waterwell with Arian Moayed in 2002 and served as Artistic Director until earlier this year when he accepted a new position as the Executive Producer at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Her appointment completes Waterwell’s new leadership team, which includes Ms Evans, Mr Moayed, Managing Director Adam J.... Read More

 
SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert Benefit Returns 12/2

Haul out the holly and put up the tree because the annual star-studded holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns on Sun Dec 2 for its 7th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund. This one-night-only extravaganza, produced and hosted by TV personality Scott Nevins, will take place at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St) at 7:30 PM.  The all-star cast includes Max von Essen, Daisy Eagan, Erich Bergen, Chris Weaver,  The... Read More

 
National Asian Artists Project's 2018 Gala to Celebrate "Flower Drum Song"

National Asian Artists Project (Baayork Lee, Executive Artistic Director) will hold its 2018 Gala entitled “The Corner of Chinatown and Broadway” a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Flower Drum Song," featuring Jose Llana and Yuka Takara, the award-winning Theatre Club from P.S. 124, alumni and NAAP kids, the NAAP Broadway Community Chorus, members from the original casts of the B'way and 2002 revival... Read More

 
MCC's Miscast Gala Set For Apr 1, 2019

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Dir; Blake West, Executive Dir) has announced that this year’s Miscast gala is set for Mon April 1, 2019 at The Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center (311 W 34th St). As in previous years, MCC will honor an artist who embodies MCC’s commitment to bold creative choices that spark conversations, to be announced shortly. Additional information, including cast, to follow. In addition, MCC Theater wil... Read More

 
Lively McCabe Entertainment Enters Into Agreement with BMG

Lively McCabe Entertainment has announced it has entered into a new agreement with BMG. The deal grants the production company, recently launched by producer Michael Barra, access to BMG’s vast music publishing catalogue to develop new multimedia entertainment projects across various platforms including the live stage, as well as films, television, and digital media. Together, BMG and Lively McCabe Entertainment will work to package, develop and produce projects in which... Read More

 
Chad Austin announced as new Artisitic Director of Abingdon Theatre Company

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced that Chad Austin will serve as its new Artistic Director. Serving alongside Producing Director Denise Dickens, Austin steps up to the position, effective immediately, after acting as Associate Director since 2016.  Austin assumes the position from Tony Speciale, who steps down as Artistic Director to focus on his work as an independent director after his three-year tenure. Press contact: Brett Oberman/Keith Sherman & Associates... Read More

 
New York Stage and Film announces Winter Gala honoring Wettig, Olin & Pfaelzer

New York Stage and Film has announce that its annual Winter Gala will honor playwright and actress Patricia Wettig  and Executive Producer/director/actor Ken Olin and, in recognition for her years of dedication to New York Stage and Film, Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer, who is stepping down from her post at the end of the 2019 Powerhouse Summer Season. The Winter Gala, a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film’s year-round theater and film development... Read More

 
York Theatre's 27th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala set for 11/12

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Evans Haile, Executive Dir) has announced that Matthew Broderick will host a company of 60 performers honoring musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and Betty Cooper Wallerstein with the York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 27th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held... Read More

 
Dramatist Guild Fund Gala Set for 11/12

The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced the performers for its annual Dramatists Guild Foundation Gala on Mon Nov 12 at the Manhattan Center. The fundraising evening will be hosted by Kate Baldwin featuring special performances and appearances by Alan Cumming; Anthony Wilkinson, Josh Lamon, Matthew Sklar (composer) and Chad Beguelin (book writer) of THE PROM; Eisa Davis of THE SECRET LIFE OF... Read More

 
Public Announces lineup for 15th Annual Under The Radar Festival

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dirt; Patrick Willingha, Executive Dir) has announced the full line-up today for the 15th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running Jan 3-13, 2019. This festival of The Public’s winter season will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Argentina, Australia, France, Lebanon, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, and the UK. Curated by UTR Festival Director Mark Russell, this year’s UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL continues t... Read More

 
75th Annual Theatre World Awards set for 6/3/19

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, Dale Badway, President, has announced that the 75th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will take place on Mon June 3 beginning at 7:00 PM. Theater venue will be announced in the spring of 2019. Hosted annually by theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the   ceremony will be produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors. The landmark 2019 Awards will celebrate past and present honorees showcasing the historic heritage of the... Read More

 
Mike Karns and Greg Nobile acquire the website DidHeLikeIt.com

Producers and entrepreneurs Mike Karns and Greg Nobile have acquired the website DidHeLikeIt.com from producer Ken Davenport in a deal that closed in early October 2018. Founded in 2007, DidHeLikeIt.com is an official guide and translator for all Broadway theater reviews by Ben Brantley. A revamp of the platform has begun, under the brand DidTheyLikeIt.com, with plans to relaunch in Spring 2019. Digital producer Samantha Lazarus Levin joins the team as Chief Content Officer. Press contact... Read More

 
American Theatre Wing Announces National Theatre Company Grant Recipients

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) has announced the recipients of its 2018 National Theatre Company Grants. This year’s four Initial Support recipients are: Cardinal Stage (Bloomington, IN), Flint Repertory Theatre (Flint, MI), Local Theater Company (Boulder, CO), and The Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, RI). The Second-Time Support grant recipients are the following six companies: Boise Contemporary Theater (Boise, ID), Boston Court Pasadena... Read More

 
Michael Stotts Appointed Managing Director of Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Dir) has announced the appointment of Michael Stotts as the theater’s Managing Director. A search committee consisting of members of Paper Mill Playhouse Board of Trustees (including James V. Fakult, Board Chair, President, Jersey Central Power & Light and Andy Gottesman, Vice Chair and Search Committee Chair, Chief Executive Officer of Gottesman Real Estate Partners) and key staff conducted a nationwide search to find... Read More

 
The 73rd Annual Tony Awards set for Sunday, June 9

The Tony Awards have announced that the 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sun June 9, 2019 (8:00 PM - 11:00 PM), from Radio City Music Hall. The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thurs April 25 for all Broadway productions opening in the 2018-2019 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the... Read More

 
The Drama League's 2018 Gala will Honor Nathan Lane

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Dir) has announced the roster of special guest performers for its 35th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Nathan Lane. The black-tie evening, which will also celebrate theater producer Fran Weissler for Visionary Leadership in American Theater, will take place on Mon Nov 5 beginning at 6:30 PM at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). The Gala Co-Chairs are Kathy Henderson, Janet M. Kagan, and Joseph Pizza... Read More

 
TADA! Youth Theater Announces 2018-2019 Season

The TADA! Youth Theater has announced its 2018-19 season, which includes three productions of original musicals, including one world premiere. TADA! performances are one-hour long, affordable, fun-filled musicals that are perfect for family audiences of ages 3+. They are presented by talented kids who are members of TADA!’s Resident Youth Ensemble.  The season will open with Sleepover playing 16 performances, Nov 16 through Dec 2. Sleepover tackles all the amusing and hairy... Read More

 
Second Stage's Fall Benefit will Honor Harvey Fierstein

Second Stage Theater, now celebrating its 40th Anniversary, will host their Fall Benefit on Mon Nov 12 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th St) honoring Harvey Fierstein. The evening will feature performances and appearances by Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Rosie O’Donnell, Annaleigh Ashford, Keala Settle, Wayne Brady, Christopher Sieber, Michael Urie and Marissa Jaret Winokur and the original Hairspray Dynamites. The one-night-only benefit event will celebrate "Torch Song" returning to the... Read More

 
Christine Ebersole will be honored at The Workshop Theater's fifth annual unGALA

Christine Ebersole will be honored at The Workshop Theater's fifth annual unGALA on Mon Oct 22 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Ave.) There will be live jazz, a cocktail supper, an open bar, and both a live and silent auction. The Workshop Theater, now 25 years old, is devoted to the rigorous development and production of new American plays and musicals that transport, challenge and surprise both artists and audiences. Now under the direction of Thomas Coté... Read More

 
York Theatre announces 2019 Musicals in Mufti Series

Celebrating the centennial of Alan Jay Lerner,  The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Dir; Evans Haile, Executive Dir) has announced that its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series will celebrate the work of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, whose hundredth birthday was August 31, 2018.  The series honors one of the creators behind such classics as Brigadoon, Camelot, Love Life, and My Fair Lady. The 2019 Winter Musicals of Mufti series... Read More

 
Applications Open for HERE's Signature $100,000 Residency Program

HERE (Kristin Marting, Founding Artistic Dir) has announced that applications for the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) are currently open. This multi-year, $100,000 residency program was created in 1999 and serves as a national model. HARP provides commission funds, development support, career planning, and a full production to recipients, all within a collaborative environment of peers working across artistic disciplines including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual art, and new... Read More

 
The 24 Hour Musicals Announces Casting & Creative Teams

The 24 Hour Plays have announced their cast and creative team for The 24 Hour Musicals premiere Broadway event, in partnership with The Lillys.  The 24 Hour Musicals will take place on Mon Oct 29th at 8 PM at the American Airlines.  The 24 Hour Musicals will feature four brand new musicals written and performed in the span of just 24 hours. This year’s musicals will be directed by Carolyn Cantor, Kathleen Marshall, Robert O’Hara and Kate Whoriskey; and will be writte... Read More

 
Nadine Wong Joins American Theatre Wing Board of Trusties

American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) has announced that Nadine Wong has been appointed to the Board of Trustees after having served on the Advisory Committee. Nadine Wong joins the current Board of Trustees, which include Trustee Emeritus William Craver; Honorary Chair Angela Lansbury; Trustee Emerita Jo Sullivan Loesser; Chair David Henry Hwang; Immediate Past Chair William Ivey Long; Vice-Chairs Natasha Katz, Marva Smalls, and Pamela Zilly; Treasurer James... Read More

 
Ming Cho Lee Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award From The Henry Hewes Design Awards

Designer and teacher Ming Cho Lee will be honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Henry Hewes Design Awards at the 54th annual luncheon ceremony in New York on Mon Oct 22.  Lee has been honored with three Henry Hewes Design Awards. Founded in 1964, these annual awards honor designers for work in venues on Broadway, off Broadway and off-off Broadway, recognizing not only the traditional categories of Scenic Design, Costume Design and Lighting Design, but also... Read More

 
RRR Creative & D'Marie Analytics form digital talent agency THE CAST

RRR Creative, a creative agency focused on entertainment and fashion, and D’Marie Analytics, a  social media analytics and influencer casting company, has announced the development of THE CAST, the first dedicated digital talent agency exclusively representing leading Broadway talent. The new digital agency launches with a roster of Broadway stars across two boards, “Leading Players” and “Rising Stars.” Harnessing the power of some the most devoted... Read More

 
THE ACTORS FUND ANNOUNCES REUNION CONCERT OF “THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG” WITH B'WAY ORIGINALS

The Actors Fund has announced a 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 Broadway production of "They’re Playing Our Song." The concert will be held on Mon Feb 11th at 7:30 PM at the Music Box (239 West 45th St) and will star the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as “Sonia Walsk” and Robert Klein as “Vernon Gersch”. Featuring a book by Neil Simon and a score by  Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, the musical played for over 1000... Read More

 
STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2019 "MR. ABBOTT" AWARD GALA

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the independent, not-for-profit affiliate of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has announced unique plans for its 2019 award evening, which will feature original choreographic pieces resulting from a special commissioning program, with the application period now open. SDCF also announced that Victoria Traube would receive a special “Mr. Abbott” Award at the event, to be held March 25 at th... Read More

 
Brandon Victor Dixon to host Houses on the Moon Theater Company Benefit

Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director), the New York based not-for-profit theatre company that “dispels ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices” will honor those that champion the unheard voice:  award-winning producer, director and choreographer Warren Adams and celebrate immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir and The New Sanctuary Coalition with the... Read More

 
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's 2018 Arts & Action Gala Dinner set for 10/18

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Dir) will host a one-night only special event celebrating the upcoming season with the 2018 Arts & Action Gala Dinner on Thurs Oct 18 at The Golden Unicorn Restaurant (18 East B'way at Catherine St). The 2018 honorees  are playwright, director, and veteran Broadway and film actor Ernest Abuba, former Senior Program Officer of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Cheryl Ikemiya, and a Special-In-Memoriam tribute to Georg... Read More

 
McIntyre & Margherita to headline indistry reading of Radio Galaxy

RADIO GALAXY a new play by Michele Aldin Kushner, will be performed at invitation-only readings on Thurs Sept 27 at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM and Fri Sept 28 at 2:00 Pm at the Westside (407 W. 43rd St.) "Radio Galaxy" is directed by Mark Waldrop and produced by Margot Astrachan. Tino is a 17 year-old science prodigy from a hard working, blue-collar family, who dreams of university and a career in astronomy. Tino's parents tried for so long to have a child, and finally... Read More

 
2018 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Theater Hall of Fame has announced the 2018 Inductees: Actors Rene Auberjonais, Christine Baranski, Cicely Tyson, playwrights Maria Irene Fornes, David Henry Hwang, Adrienne Kennedy, director Joe Mantello, and posthumously James Houghton. The 48th Annual Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater will be presented on Mon Nov 12 at the Gershwin. Dana Ivey, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies. The Theater Hall of Fame was created in 1970 at the Gershwin Theatre b... Read More

 
Julia Jarcho named recipient of 2018 Mark O'Donnell Prize

The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons have announced that New York City playwright Julia Jarcho is the 2018 recipient of “The Mark O’Donnell Prize”, an annual prize presented to an emerging theater artist in recognition of her or his talent and promise.   Inspired by the eccentric mind of Mark O’Donnell, “The Mark O’Donnell Prize” is targeted toward “America’s most anomalous, singular and curious emerging writers,... Read More

 
Johanna Pfaelzer to step down from NY Stage and Film to become Artistic Dir of Berkeley Rep

New York Stage and Film has announced that Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer will be stepping down from her longtime leadership position with the organization to become the new Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre beginning Sept 1, 2019. She will conclude her tenure with New York Stage and Film at the end of the company’s 2019 Powerhouse Summer Season. Pfaelzer will remain on the Board of Directors of New York Stage and Film, and will work closely with the Founders and... Read More

 
Actors Fund’s Career Transition For Dancers Masquerade Ball set for 10/31

The Actors Fund has announced that they will honor Baayork Lee, Jerry Mitchell, John Deluca, & Rob Marshall; with a special Actors Fund Medal of Honor presented to actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, at The Actors Fund’s Career Transition For Dancers Masquerade Ball on Wed Oct 31 at the Marriott Marquis (1535 B'way). The gala evening will benefit The Actors Fund’s services for the dance community. The celebration begins at 6:00 PM with cocktails and is... Read More

 
SDC names Oskar Eustis first recipient of Gordon Davidson Award

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has named Oskar Eustis as the first recipient of its new honor, The Gordon Davidson Award, which will be bestowed annually by SDCF to recognize a director or choreographer for lifetime achievement and distinguished service in the regional theatre nationally. The presentation of the award will take place on Sat Sept 22, at the Center Theatre Group’s Annex/ Gordon Davidson Rehearsal Hall, in a by-invitation-only event. Mr Eustis... Read More

 
Roundabout will Present Benefit Perf of My ONE AND ONLY starring Sutton Foster

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced a special Benefit Musical Performance of My One and Only, the musical comedy by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin.  Sutton Foster will return to Roundabout as “Edythe Herbert” and be joined by Gavin Creel. The Benefit Musical Performance will take place on Mon Nov 12 at 7:30 PM at the Stephen Sondheim. The plot of My One and Only centers on... Read More

 
Audra McDonald will headline 2019 WTF Gala

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced that the 2019 WTF Gala in New York City honoring Board Chairman Matt Harris for his leadership will be held on Mon Feb 11, 2019, and will feature an evening of performance by Audra McDonald and special appearances by Eden Espinosa, Jessica Hecht and playwright Martyna Majok . The 2019 WTF Gala: “An Evening with Audra McDonald,” honoring WTF Board Chairman Matt Harris, will be held at (583... Read More

 
LAUREN YEE AND JACLYN BACKHAUS NAMED 2018 RECIPIENTS OF THE HORTON FOOTE PRIZE

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) has announced the 2018 recipients of the biennial Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the late playwright, which recognizes excellence in American theater. The 2018 Prize for Outstanding New American Play, presented to a work produced in the 2016-17 or 2017-18 seasons, is awarded to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. The 2018 Prize for Promising New American Play, presented to a previously unproduced work, is awarded to India Pale Ale by... Read More

 
Red Bull Theater to present benefit performance of Coward's "Tonight at 8:30"

Red Bull Theater will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Noel Cowards's TONIGHT AT 8:30 on Mon Oct 15 at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia (2537 B'way) at 8:30 PM. The evening, directed by Jesse Berger, features three one-acts. Red Peppers, described by Coward as “a vaudeville sketch sandwiched in between two parodies of music hall songs”; Shadow Play: A Musical Fantasy, a surreal love story between a married couple and their younger selves; and Ways and Means, a madcap comedy... Read More

 
Abingdon Theatre Company's 2018 Gala will Honor Donna Murphy and feature perf of "Closer than Ever"

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) will launch their 26th season with a special one-night-only gala event on Mon Oct 22 at The Edison Ballroom. The evening honors Donna Murphy. The event will begin at 6:00 PM with a cocktail reception, dinner, honoree tribute and live auction, followed by an all-star concert performance of  Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire's award-winning musical revue Closer Than Ever. The casting i... Read More

 
2018 Steinberg Playwright Awards set for 12/3

2018 Steinberg Playwright Awards will take place on Monday, Dec 3, 2018.   The annual event will take place at the Mitzi E. Newhouse at Lincoln Center Theatre. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks. Press contact: Slate PR (212/993-5841)... Read More

 
New York City Center announces Anne Kauffman as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler have announced Anne Kauffman as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center for the 2019 season. Founding Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori will maintain her relationship with the popular summer series as Creative Advisor – working with Kauffman to curate programming which will conclude City Center’s 75th Anniversary Season. Kauffman and Tesori served as Co-Artistic Directors for the 2018 series. Programming for the 2019 ... Read More

 
Prospect Theater Co & Greymatters will present benefit concert of THE FLOOD

THE FLOOD, an original musical inspired by the historic 1993 Mississippi River Floods, will receive a one night only concert presentation at The TimesCenter (242 W 41st St) on Sat Sept 8 at 8:00 PM. Produced by Prospect Theater Company, the reading kicks off their 2018-2019 season and this IGNITE series concert is presented in partnership with Greymatters Productions.  Co-created by founding company artists Peter Mills (co-writer: book, music and... Read More

 
MTC's Fall Benifit to Honor Bernadette Peters

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2018 Fall Benefit, honoring legendary Bernadette Peters, on Mon Nov 19 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd St and Park Ave). Sue Bovenkerk Slager, Lisa Towbin and Susan Winter are co-chairs of the 2018 Fall Benefit. The event will begin with cocktails which will be followed by by dinner and a tribute to Ms Peters. All proceeds from this annual event will support ... Read More

 
La Jolla Playhouse names Eric Keen-Louie Producing Director

La Jolla Playhouse  has announced the appointment of Eric Keen-Louie as Producing Director. Keen-Louie will take over the reins producing the Playhouse's subscription season from Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, who will be departing the Playhouse next month to pursue freelance directing projects for theatre and television in Los Angeles. Mr Keen-Louie joins the Playhouse after seven years at The Old Globe, where he started as Associate Producer and later... Read More

 
The Public announces casting for WE RISE: A CELEBRATION OF RESISTANCE concert

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Dir; Patrick Willingham, Executive Dir) in collaboration with the Resistance Revival Chorus have announced additional casting for the free Public Forum, WE RISE: A CELEBRATION OF RESISTANCE, on Mon Aug 13 at 8:00 PM   at the Delacorte. This one-night-only event puts both the music and the movement onstage with performances, speeches, and more. Jojo Abot, Ayo, Abby Dobson, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Deva Mahal, Indya Moore, Jess Morales,... Read More

 
NYU Announces Broadway Ochestra Training Course

New York University (NYU) has announced its first-ever Broadway Orchestra initiative -- a new instrumental performance course and ensemble designed to train the next generation of Broadway musicians, launching in fall 2018. The initiative is led by Ted Sperling and John Miller. Students will learn industry-specific skills—such as sight reading Broadway books, recording skills, and how to land a job in musical theater—and present a season of performances. Miller and Sperling will... Read More

 
The Actors Fund will Host Celebrity Paddle Batte Benefit

The Actors Fund has announced it is hosting its first “Celebrity Paddle Battle”, a one-night-only benefit evening on Mon Aug 27 from 6:30-9:30 PM at SPiN New York (48 East 23rd St). The event is hosted in part by The Actors Fund’s Young Professionals Committee and will support the programs and services of The Actors Fund. This will be a fun evening of ping pong, a 3-hour open bar, light fare and a chance for guests to mingle and play a game or two with performers from... Read More

 
HERE ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

HERE’s Board of Directors has announced that long-time Producing/Executive Director Kim Whitener will step down from HERE Art Center this fall to return to creative producing and consulting with her company KiWi Productions, where she will work with a range of US artists and companies primarily in the contemporary opera-theater and music-theater worlds. Since receiving notice, HERE’s Board of Directors has conducted an institutional assessment and has announced promotions... Read More

 
THE SECRET GARDEN, DOUG WRIGHT AND ANTOINETTE NWANDU TO BE HONORED AT SAMUEL FRENCH AWARDS

Samuel French has announced that The Secret Garden (writing team Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman), Doug Wright, and Antoinette Nwandu will be honored at the third annual Samuel French Awards.  A special acknowledgement will also go to Heidi Ettinger, originating producer and set designer of The Secret Garden. Created to recognize the great work and unparalleled passion of theatre artists, as well as applaud their significant contributions to the industry, the Samuel French Awards... Read More

 
Michael Barra Launches Lively McCabe Entertainment

Producer Michael Barra, who most recently served as President of Media & Entertainment at The Araca Group (and was previously an exec at Disney), has announced the official launch of Lively McCabe Entertainment.  Co-founded with Katie Dietz, Lively McCabe Entertainment is an independent production company that will allow Barra to continue as a packager and producer of media intellectual properties for the live stage, as well as television series, films, digital media, and book ... Read More

 
Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction set for 9/30

The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will take place in Shubert Alley and along West 44th and West 45th Streets. The event historically has taken place on the third Sunday of September. This year, however, it is set for September 30 due to activities scheduled for the UN General Assembly the weekend before. Opportunities to pre-bid on one-of-a-kind memorabilia, chances to meet beloved Broadway stars and unforgettable onstage and backstage opportunities will be announced in the ... Read More

 
Scott Pyne Named New Executive Director of NYMF

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced that Scott Pyne will become Executive Director at NYMF beginning this September. Pyne succeeds current Executive Director Dan Markley, who has been with NYMF since 2013 and will depart the company following this year’s festival. Under its new structure, Scott will be co-leading NYMF with Producing Artistic Director Rachel Sussman. Mr Pyne previously served as the Director of Development of the Festival at NYMF from 2010 to... Read More

 
ABRONS ARTS CENTER’S 2018-2019 SEASON CELEBRATES 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT

Abrons Arts Center’s 2018-19 season, curated by Artistic Director Craig Peterson and Director of Programming, Ali Rosa-Salas, along with guest artists and organizational partners, will celebrate the 125th anniversary of Henry Street Settlements through 26 public events, primarily World Premiere performances and exhibitions, that examine the critical role the arts have played in both reflecting and challenging the social and political norms of our times. The institution's Lowe... Read More

 
Applications open for The Drama League's 2019 Director Residency Programs

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) has opened its applications to the public for the 2019 Director Residency Programs, which support theatre directors with resources to build and develop new plays, musicals, performance pieces, hybrid works, and devised theatre projects during the 2019 calendar year.  The deadline for completed applications is Fri Sept 7, 2018.  Applications are now available at www.dramaleague.org for four residency... Read More

 
Sutton Folster to headline Westport County Playhouses 2018 Gala

Sutton Foster will headline Westport Country Playhouse’s 2018 Gala on Sat Sept 8, performing Broadway standards with a trio of musicians. Eunice and David Bigelow, co-chairmen of the family-run Bigelow Tea Company, headquartered in Fairfield, CT, will be honored with the Playhouse’s 2018 Leadership Award for their vision and philanthropy. The Gala’s theme, “Andalusian Nights,” ties in with the Playhouse’s autumn production of “Man of La... Read More

 
NAMT sets 30th Anniversary Lineup

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thurs Oct 25 and Fri Oct 26 at New World Stages (340 West 50th St). The Festival events will kick off on Mon Oct 22 with Thank You, 30!, a gala event to celebrate the 30th Annual Festival. Registration for industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. The public can also receive passes to... Read More

 
Outer Critics Circle names David Gordon as new President

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, announced today that David Gordon of TheaterMania.com will serve as its new President. Former President Simon Saltzman will continue his longtime association with the OCC in the position of Vice President.  Both positions were voted by the OCC Executive Committee and will take effect... Read More

 
Playwrights Realm Announces Alexis Williams as Associate Artistic Dir

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announced that Alexis Williams, a former agent at Bret Adams Artists’ Agency who has assumed multiple roles within the theatre industry, will be joining the company’s team as their first-ever Associate Artistic Director. Press contact: Rachael Shearer/Blake Zidell & Associates (718/643-9052)...   Read More

 
Atlantic announces Middle Eastern MixFest

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present Middle Eastern MixFest, a series of free readings co-curated by playwrights Mona Mansour and Heather Raffo that will run Wed Aug 8 through Thurs Aug 16th at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 W 16th St). This summer, Atlantic will be hosting readings of full-length plays by Abdullah Alkafri translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak, Kareem Fahmy, Hannah Khalil, Mona Mansour & Tala Manassah, and Stav... Read More