2021 Hewes Design Awards Announced

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

Keen Co to Present Virtual Gala Honoring Pearl Cleage

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

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Set for Oct 21 & 22

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

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) Announces 2021 Awards

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

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

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

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

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

Reggie D White Receives Vineyard's 2021 Colman Domingo Award

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


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

Primary Stages Announces 37th Annual Gala Honoring Sharon Washington

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

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

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

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

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

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Returns Sunday, October 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Actors Fund Announces Virtual Gala on 11/1

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

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

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

The Drama League Announces Fall Benefit Honoring Wayne Brady

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

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

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

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

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

DreamWorks Theatricals & Music Theatre International Announce Emerging Writers Program

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

American Repertory Theater Announces New Trustees and Advisors

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

Eric Krebs to Reopen Theater at 555 W42nd as Theater 555

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

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shubert Organization Aquires Showtickets.com

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

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

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

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

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

2021 Gracie Mansion Gala to Salute Broadway's Return

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

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

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

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

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

Feinstein's/54 Below to Reopen 6/17

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

Ted Chapin to Step Down from The Rogers & Hammerstein Organization

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

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

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

FLYING OVER SUNSET sets return dates

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

DEAR EVAN HANSEN to resume Perfs 12/11

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

MOULIN ROUGE! to resume Perfs on 9/24

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

Digital Playform for Regional Theater National Theatre Network to Debut

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

SDCF Announces Inaugural Barbara Whitman Award Recipient

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

Aladdin to resume Perfs on 9/28

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

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

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

COME FROM AWAY to resume Perfs 9/21

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

COMPANY will resume Previews 12/20

The B'way Production of COMPANY will resume previews on Dec 20 and Open on Jan 9, 2022. Read More

Mrs Doubtfire to Resume Previews 10/21

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

CHICAGO to resume Perfs

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

SIX to resume Previews 9/17

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

Phantom of The Opera to Re-Open 10/22

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

Broadway Resumes Ticket Sales Aiming for Fall Comeback

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"A Perfect Crime" Re-Opening

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

Vineyard Theatre Hosts Happy Hour Conversations for Reimagined Spring gala

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

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

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

Broadway Liscensing Aquires Dramatists Play Service

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

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

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

Lillias White to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre Gala

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

Resounding Announces Month-Long Residency at Radial Park

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

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