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22nd December 2008
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the Directors Company production of Dan Gordon's Irena's Vow, with Tovah Feldshuh, Sandi Carroll, Tracee Chimo, Steven Hauck, Scott Klavan, Peter Reznikoff, Thomas Ryan, Gene Silvers, John Stanisci and Maja Wampuszyc, directed by Michael...
15th December 2008
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the MCC Theater production of Neil LaBute's Reasons To Be Pretty, a comic drama about how a guy's social circle is thrown into turmoil when his remark about a female co-worker's pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to...
8th December 2008
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the premiere of 33 Variations, written and directed by Moises Kaufman, about a contemporary musicologist who sets out to discover the root of Beethoven's obsession with a trivial waltz, featuring Jane Fonda, will preview from February 9th...
1st December 2008
The forthcoming national tour of the musical Dreamgirls, book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, music by Henry Krieger, telling the story of a Supremes like singing group, directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom, co-choreographed by Shane Sparks, will be launched at Apollo Theater, ...
24th November 2008
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent Goodspeed Musicals production of the musical The Story Of My Life, book by Brian Hill, music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, about a writer who is creatively blocked as he attempts to compose a tribute to his lifelong friend, with...
17th November 2008
It has now been confirmed that the musical Vanities, book by Jack Heifner, music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, adapted from Heifner's Off Broadway comedy charting the journey of three All-American girls as they mature from cheerleaders to sorority sisters to independent women, ...
10th November 2008
It has now been confirmed that Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, in which a seance summons up the ghost of a novelist's first wife, who is determined to cause trouble for him and her replacement, with Christine Ebersole, Angela Lansbury, Rupert Everett and Simon Jones, directed by Michael...
3rd November 2008
David Auburn's adaptation of Ketti Frings's Look Homeward, Angel, based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe, the story of a teenager desperate to escape his loving but deeply embattled family, directed by Daniel Sullivan, will open on Broadway at a yet to be announced Shubert theatre in...
27th October 2008
Soul Of Shaolin, a spectacular with a cast of 33, combining dance, acrobatics and martial arts, centering on a boy raised by monks to become a Shaolin kung fu master, will preview from January 13th at the Marquis Theatre, with an official opening on January 15th, playing until January...
19th October 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company will stage Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, with Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin, directed by Anthony Page, previewing from April 10th at Studio 54, with an official opening on April 30th. The play (in which, famously, 'nothing happens - twice'), sees two...
13th October 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company will stage Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist, a comedy about a University don anguishing over sex, marriage, anagrams and the meaning of life, with Matthew Broderick, directed by David Grindley, previewing from April 10th at the American Airlines...
6th October 2008
Louis LaRusso's Lamppost Reunion will reunite former Sopranos stars Vincent Pastore, Frank Pellegrino, Robert Funaro, Anthony Ribustello and Ricky Aiello, directed by Frank Licato, at the Arclight Theatre from November 7th. The play speculates what would have happened if, at the ...
29th September 2008
It has now been confirmed that the musical West Side Story, which relocates story of Romeo And Juliet to Hell's Kitchen in 1950s New York, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Arthur Laurents, will preview from February 23rd...
22nd September 2008
Lincoln Center has revealed some of the plans for celebrating its 50th anniversary, which falls on May 14th. Several projects in the $1.2bn redevelopment of its campus will be completed next year, including the State Theater, Alice Tully Hall and the Fountain Plaza. In addition, ...
14th September 2008
The Theatre Development Fund's TKTS discount ticket booth will finally return to a new home in its original location in Duffy Square, the northern half of Times Square, late this month or early next. The scheme to redevelop Duffy Square is some 2 years behind schedule, and 50% over...
8th September 2008
It has now been confirmed that the 2005 Donmar Warehouse London production Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart, in a new version by Peter Oswald, with Harriet Walter and Janet McTeer reprising their performances, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, will preview from March 30th at the Broadhurst...
1st September 2008
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the musical Vanities, book by Jack Heifner, music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, adapted from Heifner's Off Broadway comedy charting the journey of three All-American girls as they mature from cheerleaders to sorority sisters to independent...
25th August 2008
The New Group's 2008/2009 season at the Acorn Theater at Theatre Row will comprise Kevin Elyot's Mouth To Mouth, set at a family reunion, exploring the dreaded 'R' word (relationships): parents - children - siblings friends, and revealing a secret, with Christopher Abbot, David...
17th August 2008
It has been confirmed that David Mamet's American Buffalo, about a trio of third rate crooks in a Chicago pawnshop who plan the theft of a coin collection, with John Leguizamo and Cedric Kyles (aka Cedric the Entertainer), directed by Robert Falls, will preview from October 31st ...
10th August 2008
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the stage adaptation of the 1954 film, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, and book by David Ives and Paul Blake, from the screenplay by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, which has been ...
3rd August 2008
A new production of Guys And Dolls, the 'musical fable of Broadway' based on Damon Runyan's short stories of colourful New York characters, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerlin, directed by Des McAnuff, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo...
28th July 2008
It has been confirmed that the coming of age musical 13, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, directed by Jeremy Sams, with choreography by Christopher Gattelli, will preview from September 16th at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre, with an official...
21st July 2008
It has now been confirmed that the musical West Side Story, which relocates story of Romeo And Juliet to Hell's Kitchen in 1950s New York, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Arthur Laurents, will preview on Broadway at a Nederlander...
14th July 2008
The musical Godspell, book by John-Michael Tebelak, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, an adaptation of St Matthew's gospel relating the events leading up to the crucifixion, with Gavin Creel, directed by Daniel Goldstein, with choreography by Christopher Gattelli, will preview...
7th July 2008
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the Royal Court Theatre London's acclaimed production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, featuring original cast members Kristin Scott Thomas, Mackenzie Crook, Art Malik, Carey Mulligan, Pearce ...
30th June 2008
It has now been confirmed that an updated version of Ntozake Shange's play for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, in which a group of women reveal their lives, loves, hardships, and their discovery of strength and love, with India.Arie, directed by...
23rd June 2008
It has now been confirmed that Arthur Miller's All My Sons, with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson and Katie Holmes, directed by Simon McBurney, will preview from September 18th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with an official opening on October 16th. It tells the story...
16th June 2008
The big winners in this year's Tony Awards were South Pacific with 7 awards, including Best Revival Musical, Paulo Szot - Best Actor Musical, and Bartlett Sher - Best Director Musical; August: Osage County with 5, including Best Play, Anna D Shapiro - Best Director Play and Deanna...
9th June 2008
Playwrights Horizons has announced the final two productions in its 2008/2009 season: the New York premiere of Evan Smith's The Savannah Disputation, in which two spinster sisters, a Pentecostal missionary and a Catholic priest face a showdown of truly biblical proportions, with ...
2nd June 2008
The 9th annual Midtown International Theatre Festival, which runs from July 14th to August 3rd, has announced the list of over 40 productions that will feature. The MITF will present more than 200 performances of the shows in 4 theatres on the same block of 36th Street, between 8th...
26th May 2008
The Roundabout Theatre Company will stage Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons, with Frank Langella, directed by Doug Hughes, previewing from September 12th at the American Airlines Theatre, with an official opening on October 7th. The play is an exploration of politics, religion ...
19th May 2008
The nominations for this year's New York Tony Awards have been announced. Heading the field are In The Heights with 13 nominations including Best Musical, Book and Original Score, Lin-Manuel Miranda - Best Actor Musical (Leading) and Thomas Kail - Best Director (Musical); South Pacific...
12th May 2008
Classic Stage Company's 2008/2009 season will open with William Shakespeare's The Tempest, the tale of a sorcerer shipwrecked on a magic island, featuring Mandy Patinkin, directed by Brian Kulick, previewing from September 3rd, opening on September 18th. Classic Stage Company is ...
5th May 2008
Noah Haidle's Saturn Returns, directed by Nicholas Martin, will preview from October 16th at the Mitzi E Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, opening on November 10th. The play concerns a radiologist, depicted by three different actors at the ages of 28, 58 and 88, and explores his...
28th April 2008
David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, a behind the camera look at Hollywood, centring on a producer's decision to film a novel about a nuclear catastrophe and the end of the world, rather than his usual star laden surefire hit, with Jeremy Piven, directed by Neil Pepe, will open at a Broadway...
21st April 2008
This year's Lincoln Center Festival, running from 2nd to 27th July, will include the National Theatre of Scotland production of Euripides's The Bacchae, in a new version by David Greig, with Alan Cumming, John Bett, Paola Dionisotti, Ewan Hooper and Cal MacAninch, directed by John...
14th April 2008
It has been confirmed that the Broadway transfer of the London West End production of Peter Shaffer's Equus, with Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths, directed by Thea Sharrock, will preview from September 5th at the Broadhurst Theatre, with an official opening on September 25th...
7th April 2008
The Vineyard Theatre's award winning production of [title of show], the musical about the making of a musical, directed by Michael Berresse, will transfer to the Lyceum Theatre, previewing from July 5th, with an official opening on July 17th. Featuring the writers, Jeff Bowen and...
31st March 2008
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the musical Glory Days, book by James Gardiner, music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire, with Steven Booth, Andrew C Call, Adam Halpin and Jesse J P Johnson, directed by Eric Schaeffer, which premiered in January at the Signature Theatre in Arlington...
24th March 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company's current production of John Buchan's 1920s stiff upper lip British spy story The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, in which 4 actors play more than 150 characters, directed by Maria Aitken, will...
17th March 2008
It has now been confirmed that the British musical Billy Elliot, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, music by Elton John, adapted from the 2000 film, directed by Stephen Daldry, with choreography by Peter Darling, will preview from September 17th at the Imperial Theatre, ahead of an official...
10th March 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company is to stage the musical Pal Joey, with a new book by Richard Greenberg, based on the original by John O'Hara, music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, directed by Joe Mantello, with choreography by Graciela Daniele, previewing from November 21st...
3rd March 2008
The British Chichester Festival Theatre production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, with Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood, Suzanne Burden, Michael Feast, Scot Handy, Paul Shelly and Martin Turner, directed by Rupert Goold, is Broadway bound. The bloody tale of ambition and revenge...
25th February 2008
It has now been confirmed that Shrek: The Musical, book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Jason Moore, with choreography by Josh Prince, will preview from November 8th at the Broadway Theatre, with an official opening on December 14th. The show...
18th February 2008
Mark Rylance will reprise his performance in the recent hit London production of Marc Camoletti and Beverley Cross's Boeing-Boeing, the classic 1960s comedy, joined by Bradley Whitford and Christine Baranski, directed by Matthew Warchus, which will preview from April 19th at the ...
11th February 2008
The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park festival at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park this summer will comprise Hamlet, with Michael Stuhlbarg and Richard Easton, directed by Oskar Eustis, playing from 27th May to 29th June - the play's first appearance in Central Park since...
4th February 2008
Morgan Freeman, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Chip Zien, Remy Auberjonois, Anna Camp and Lucas Caleb will head the cast of Clifford Odets's The Country Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, which will preview from April 3rd at the Jacobs Theatre, with an official opening on April...
28th January 2008
Kathleen Clark's comedy Secrets Of A Soccer Mom, with Nancy Ringham, Deborah Sonnenberg and Caralyn Kozlowski, directed by Judith Ivey, will preview from February 9th at the Snapple Theater Center, opening on March 20th. The comedy is the story of three women, who, when leave their...
21st January 2008
Primary Stages's 2008/2009 season at 59E59 Theaters will comprise the New York premieres of A R Gurney's Buffalo Gal, about the dilemma of a fading television celebrity who returns to her home town to star in The Cherry Orchard, but is then offered a role in Hollywood, directed by...
14th January 2008
The musical Cry-Baby, book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger, directed by Mark Brokaw, with choreography by Rob Ashford, which premiered at La Jolla Playhouse in California in November, will transfer to the Marquis Theatre...
7th January 2008
Broadway Artists Alliance Master Classes, which provide professional training in musical theatre arts for young artists, by providing an opportunity to study with current Broadway artists and directors, has announced the next series of events. These will be: Wicked - January 19th...