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24th December 2007
It has now been confirmed that the City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of the musical Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone, Boyd Gaines and Laura Benanti, directed by Arthur Laurents, with Bonnie Walker reproducing Jerome Robbins's original choreography, will begin previews at the...
17th December 2007
The Godlight Theatre Company will stage the New York premiere of Eric Simonson's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five or: The Children's Crusade, directed by Joe Tantalo, with movement direction by Hachi Yu, and fight choreography by Josh Rendree, previewing from January...
10th December 2007
Atlantic Theater Company will stage the world premiere of Almost An Evening, a triple bill of plays by Ethan Coen, with F Murray Abraham, Mark Linn-Baker, Mary McCann, Elizabeth Marvel, Jonathan Cake, J R Horne, Jordan Lage, Del Pentecost and Joey Slotnick, directed by Neil Pepe, ...
3rd December 2007
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of the musical Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone, directed by Arthur Laurents, with Bonnie Walker reproducing Jerome Robbins's original choreography, will open at a Broadway theatre yet to be ...
26th November 2007
Following an agreement to end the stagehands strike (still to be ratified by Local One members) performances in the 26 Broadway theatres affected resumed on 29th November. Official openings that should have taken place during the strike have been rescheduled. Soho Rep has found...
19th November 2007
Because of the stagehands strike, performances in the 27 Broadway theatres affected have been cancelled through 25th November. Official openings scheduled during this period have been postponed until the dispute is over. It's Official! As previously forecast here, a Broadway transfer...
12th November 2007
The previously postponed Broadway African-American cast production of Tennessee Williams's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in which hypocrisy, greed and secret passions threaten to tear apart a wealthy but dysfunctional Mississippi family, directed by Debbie Allen, will preview from February...
5th November 2007
The 12th annual Kids' Night On Broadway, in which kids can attend a Broadway show for free if they come with a paying adult, will be expanded to four nights, taking place on February 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th. Tickets are now on sale for the 26 Broadway and Off Broadway shows that ...
29th October 2007
Jazz vocalist de'Adre Aziza will join David Chandler, Michael Crane, Laura Heisler, Tom Nelis and Tobias Segal, in Jordan Harrison's Doris To Darlene, A Cautionary Valentine, opening at Playwrights Horizons on December 11th. There will be a Live For Five ticket lottery for the first...
22nd October 2007
The Public Theater and the Sundance Institute will present the inaugural Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in Residence at the Public Theater, from November 6th to 18th. The event will comprise intensive rehearsals and presentations of works previously developed at the Sundance Institute...
15th October 2007
The Ensemble Studio Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project, will stage the U.S. premiere of Damien Atkins's Lucy, with Lisa Emery, Lucy DeVito, Christopher Duva, Keira Naughton and Scott Sowers, directed by William Carden, previewing...
7th October 2007
This season's Musicals Tonight! series, which presents concert stagings of neglected musicals, comprises Victor Herbert's operetta, Naughty Marietta, a story of assumed identities and covert lovers set in 1870s New Orleans, with Colin Liander, Tony Barton, Allen Lewis Rickman, Lisa...
1st October 2007
Following in the footsteps of Kids' Night On Broadway, and Singles' Night On Broadway, comes Ladies Night Out On Broadway, The League of American Theatres and Producers' new initiative celebrating 'Broadway's most loyal group of theatregoers', which is scheduled for October 24th. ...
24th September 2007
The Flea Theater will stage the world premiere of Bingo With The Indians, written and directed by Adam Rapp, featuring the resident acting company The Bats, previewing from October 25th, opening on November 9th. It tells of a disgruntled East Village theatre company, with more on...
17th September 2007
Rosie Perez, Billy Crudup, David Cross, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Berkley, David Cross, Michael Ealy, Anthony Mackie and Matthew Lillard are among the actors who will take part in the 7th annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway, at the American Airlines Theatre on Sunday October 22nd...
10th September 2007
The 21st Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, the outdoor fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held from 10am to 7pm on Sunday September 23rd in Shubert Alley. It will feature stalls with a host of theatrical memorabilia donated by the theatrical community...
3rd September 2007
The 16th annual Broadway On Broadway event, the free outdoor concert in Times Square celebrating the start of the new Broadway season, will be held at 11.30am on September 16th. Lance Bass from Hairspray, will host the event, which will feature performances from almost every musical...
27th August 2007
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Tracy Letts's August: Osage County, with Ian Barford, Francis Guinan, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed and Rick Snyder, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Fawn Johnstin, Dennis Letts and Troy West, ...
20th August 2007
New York Theatre Workshop's 2007/2008 season will include Moliere's The Misanthrope, in a new contemporary version by Tony Harrison, with Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jason C Brown, Bill Camp, Florencia Lozano, Joan MacIntosh, Alfredo Narciso, Thomas Jay Ryan and Jeanine Serralles, directed...
13th August 2007
The 4th annual New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the 16 productions comprising its Invited Works Series, which will join the previously announced 18 works in the Next Link Project, to be presented at various Off Broadway venues from September 17th to October 7th. Among...
6th August 2007
It is now confirmed that the National Theatre London production of The Seafarer, in which the arrival of a stranger from the past disturbs a night of drinking and cards at a run down house in Dublin, written and directed by Conor McPherson, with Ciaran Hinds, Conleth Hill, David ...
30th July 2007
Raul Esparza, Ian McShane Michael McKean will star in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, directed by Daniel Sullivan, which will preview from November 16th at the Cort Theatre, with an official opening on December 4th. The design team will feature scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume...
23rd July 2007
It's Official! As previously forecast here, a revised version of the musical Lone Star Love (or The Merry Wives Of Windsor, Texas), an Off Broadway hit in 2004, is Broadway bound, with Randy Quaid, Robert Cuccioli and Dee Hoty, directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner. It will...
16th July 2007
The Culture Project will present the New York premiere of Tings Dey Happen, a one man show written and performed by Dan Hoyle, relating his experiences in Nigeria while a Fulbright scholar studying oil politics, directed by Charlie Varon, previewing from July 26th, opening on August...
9th July 2007
The 2007/2008 season at St Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO Brooklyn Riverside will once again feature acclaimed productions from around the world, including Paso Doble, in which sculptor and painter Miguel Barcelo teams with choreographer and dancer Josef Nadj on a new work, where dance...
2nd July 2007
Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention, directed by Des McAnuff, is Broadway bound, scheduled to preview from October 15th, ahead of a November 18th opening, at a yet to be announced theatre. The play concerns the battle for the patent for the invention of the television set, with...
18th June 2007
A new musical, The Glorious Ones, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, will preview from October 11th at the Mitzi E Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, with an official opening on November 5th. The story traces...
11th June 2007
The big winners in this year's Tony Awards were Spring Awakening with 8 awards, including Best Musical, Michael Mayer - Best Director Musical, Duncan Sheik - Best Score and Best Orchestration, Steven Sater - Best Score and Best Book and Bill T Jones - Best Choreography; and The Coast...
4th June 2007
The Culture Project will present the 2007 Women Center Stage Festival, featuring works of theatre, film, comedy, music and conversations, by established and emerging female artists, from June 25th to July 17th, at the Culture Project, The Knitting Factory and P.S. 122. Theatre events...
28th May 2007
Tom Rowan's The Second Tosca with Rachel deBenedet, Vivian Reed, Jeremy Beck, Tug Coker, Eve Gigliotti, Mark Light-Orr, Melissa Picarello and Carrington Vilmont, directed by Kevin Newbury, will receive its world premiere at the 45th Street Theater, previewing from June 8th, and opening...
21st May 2007
The Royal Court Theatre London production of Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, directed by Trevor Nunn, complete with original headliners Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack and Rufus Sewell, plus Nicole Ansari and Alice Eve, will preview from October 19th at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre, with ...
14th May 2007
David Mamet's latest comedy November, directed by Joe Mantello, will open on Broadway next January, at a theatre yet to be announced, produced by Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel. The action takes place over one day in the White House, as the incumbent President's re-election campaign...
7th May 2007
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced its 2007/2008 season. On Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre: the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius, about two half sisters whose mother's death leaves them in possession of a rare stamp collection; and Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, ...
30th April 2007
The Summer Play Festival has announced the plays that will each get a week long full production at Theatre Row between July 10th and August 5th. The full line-up, selected from more than 1000 scripts submitted from all over the world, comprises: Alice In War by Steven Bogart, Blueprint...
23rd April 2007
The Classic Stage Company, which is committed to exploring classics (and re-imagining the definition of what a classic is) has announced its 40th season, opening on October 31st. It will comprise William Shakespeare's Richard III, with Michael Cumpsty, directed by Brian Kulick; the...
16th April 2007
The Mint Theater Company will stage St John Hankin's The Return Of The Prodigal, with Bradford Cover, Tandy Cronyn, Leah Curney, Robin Haynes, Roderick Hill, Richard Kline, Kate Levy, W Alan Nebelthau, Cecelia Riddett and Margot White, directed by Jonathan Bank, previewing from May...
9th April 2007
MCC has announced its 2007/08 season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, comprising: the New York premiere of Mick Gordon and A C Grayling's Grace, in which a family confronts the issues of faith and religion, opening on August 29th; Jim Knable's Spain, the tale of a recent divorcee who...
2nd April 2007
Playwrights Horizons has announced its 2007/2008 season, which comprises three world premieres: Kate Fodor's 100 Saints You Should Know, in which a church cleaner, a disgraced priest and his protective mother confront shaken faith, directed by Ethan McSweeny; Sarah Treem's A Feminine...
26th March 2007
Patti LuPone will reprise her performance as the stage mother of all stage mothers from last summer's Ravinia Festival production of the Arthur Laurents-Stephen Sondheim-Jule Styne musical Gypsy, at City Center, as part of its new Encores! Summer Stars, a spin off of the Encores! ...
19th March 2007
The Women's Project will stage the premiere of transFigures, devised and directed by Lear deBessonet, using material drawn from sources as diverse as Bathsheba Doran, Joan of Arc and Henrik Ibsen, previewing from April 6th at the Julia Miles Theater, opening on April 16th. It is ...
12th March 2007
This year's Lincoln Center Theater Festival will run from 10th to 29th July, with 93 performances and events, by artists and companies from 14 countries, with 15 North American, U.S. or New York premieres. Highlights will include: Robert Wilson's Les Fables de La Fontaine, based ...
5th March 2007
The new musical Xanadu, based on the 1980 film, with book by Douglas Carter Beane, and original film score by John Farrar and Jeff Lynne, featuring Kerry Butler, directed by Christopher Ashley, will preview from May 23rd at the Helen Hayes Theatre, with an official opening on June...
26th February 2007
The Producers will end its run at the St James Theatre on April 22nd. It will be succeeded in the fall by Young Frankenstein, book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, adapted from the 1974 film, music and lyrics by Brooks, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, following an out...
19th February 2007
The spring season of the Musicals Tonight! staged concert readings at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre will feature John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Happy Time, in which a world travelling photographer returns home and tempts his godson with dreams of escape and no responsibility, from March...
12th February 2007
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the current Goodman Theatre Chicago production of August Wilson's Radio Golf, the last play in his 10 play cycle about the 20th century African-American experience, with Harry Lennix and Tonya Pinkins, directed by Kenny Leon, will begin...
5th February 2007
The Flea Theater will stage the world premiere of Barbara Cassidy's The Director, about a film director who seduces women by offering to cast them in his movies, and one victim who starts contacting others, directed by Jessica Davis-Irons, previewing from February 21st, and opening...
29th January 2007
The current London Donmar Warehouse production of Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon, about the extended interviews David Frost had with Richard Nixon after his resignation from the White House, following the Watergate scandal, is now confirmed to preview from March 31st at the Bernard B...
22nd January 2007
After a 13 year run, making it the 6th longest running show in Broadway history, Beauty And The Beast will play its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on July 29th, giving way for the long awaited Disney musical The Little Mermaid, which will preview from November 3rd...
15th January 2007
Pablo Schreiber and Rebecca Brooksher will star in the US premiere of Christopher Shinn's two hander Dying City, directed by James MacDonald (who also directed the world premiere at London's Royal Court Theatre last spring), previewing from February 15th at Lincoln Center Theater...
8th January 2007
Susan Louise O'Connor, Drew Hirshfield and Julian Stetkevych will star in Alejandro Morales's The Silent Concerto, which follows the tangled relationship between three lifelong friends, directed by Scott Ebersold, previewing from January 25th at the 14th Street Theater, opening on...
1st January 2007
The Alchemy Theatre Company of Manhattan's production of Christopher Durang's The Vietnamization of New Jersey (An American Tragedy), with Blanche Baker, Michael Cyril Creighton, Frank Deal, Susan Gross, James Duane Polk, Corey Sullivan and Nick Westrate, directed by Robert Saxner...