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24th December 2012
Steve Alpert and Ken Greiner in association with Slant Theatre Project will stage the premiere of Mat Smart's The Steadfast, looking at 8 soldiers across the sweep of American history from the Revolutionary War to present day, with Matt Dellapina, John Behlmann, Sean Patrick Reilly...
17th December 2012
It has been confirmed that a stage version of Breakfast At Tiffany's, adapted by Richard Greenberg directly from Truman Capote's novella, rather than the subsequent film, with Emilia Clarke, Cory Michael Smith and George Wendt, directed by Sean Mathias, (who directed a different ...
10th December 2012
Horton Foote's The Trip To Bountiful, the story of an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown one last time, against the wishes of her overprotective son and domineering daughter in law, with Cicely Tyson, directed by Michael Wilson, will preview from March 31st...
3rd December 2012
MCC Theater will stage the premiere of Neil LaBute's Reasons To Be Happy, in which former partners meet and wonder if they can make a go of it again, despite both being in new relationships with other people, previewing from May 16th at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, opening on June...
26th November 2012
The Flea Theater is staging Amy Freed's Restoration Comedy, with Michael Axelrod, Jaspal Binning, Naomi Bland, Brantley Brice, Emily Brown, Allison Buck, Alex Coelho, Whitney Conkling, Matthew Cox, Greg Engbrecht, Eloise Eonnet, Kelechi Ezie, James Fouhey, Justin Garascia, Rosa Gilmore...
19th November 2012
Roundabout Theatre Company will stage Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story, a comedy set at a society wedding, where the bride isn't sure who to marry when her ex husband turns up on the day before the ceremony, directed by Alex Timbers, at the American Airlines Theatre next fall...
13th November 2012
The 9th annual Broadway Unplugged concert, created and hosted by Scott Siegel, with Broadway artists performing without microphones, will be staged at The Town Hall on December 3rd. The event will feature American musical theatre songs performed by around 20 artists, including Cheyenne...
5th November 2012
The Kindling Theater Company's inaugural production will be the premiere of Michael Rabe's The Future Is Not What It Was, a dark comedy set in a world where society's moral compasses have been broken, the church has lost its currency, and no one seems to have any answers, with Katie...
29th October 2012
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Lincoln Center Theater will stage the premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's comedy The Nance, about a vaudeville performer during New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia's campaign to ban burlesque in the 1930s, with Nathan Lane, directed ...
22nd October 2012
This year's 24 Hour Plays On Broadway will take place at the American Airlines Theatre on Sunday November 12th. A group of actors, playwrights and directors will come together on the evening of Saturday November 11th, and form teams to write and rehearse 6 short plays to be performed...
15th October 2012
A stage version of Breakfast At Tiffany's, adapted by Richard Greenberg directly from Truman Capote's novella, rather than the subsequent film, with Emilia Clarke, directed by Sean Mathias, (who directed a different adaptation of the story in London in 2009) will open on Broadway...
8th October 2012
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent La Jolla Playhouse production of the musical Hands On A Hardbody, book by Doug Wright, music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, lyrics by Amanda Green, based on the documentary film about an auto dealership that launches an ...
1st October 2012
It has been announced that the already previously postponed musical Rebecca, adapted from the novel by Daphne du Maurier, in which a man brings his second wife to the house where the shadow of his first wife still remains, original book and lyrics by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester...
24th September 2012
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Tennessee Williams's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, set at a birthday celebration during which hypocrisy, greed and secret passions threaten to tear apart a wealthy but dysfunctional Mississippi family, with Scarlett Johansson, Benjamin Walker, ...
17th September 2012
The Drama League has launched its Fall 2012 Charity Auction of theatrical goodies, for which bidding will continue until October 4th. Highlights include VIP/Opening Night tickets, including backstage visits and meet and greets with the stars, to shows including Glengarry Glen Ross...
10th September 2012
Spotlight On Broadway is a new project of the City of New York's Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment designed to celebrate the history of Broadway, by highlighting the theatres and people who contribute to Broadway's unique cultural legacy. The web site aims to inform the broadest...
3rd September 2012
It has been confirmed that Motown, a back catalogue musical based on the life of Berry Gordy, the record producer who founded the Motown label, book by Gordy, with Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia Lekae, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and...
27th August 2012
The bi-annual program 20at20, in which Off Broadway shows will offer $20 tickets at the box office starting 20 minutes before show time, will return from September 4th to 23rd. There are 35 participating shows ranging from Angelina Ballerina The Musical to US. Some shows will accept...
20th August 2012
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Kinky Boots, the stage musical adaptation of the 2005 film, about how a conservative British shoe factory was saved from closing by producing fetish footwear at the suggestion of a drag performer, book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics...
13th August 2012
The previously mentioned revised stage adaptation of the 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein television musical Cinderella, with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, with Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Harriet Harris, Victoria Clark, Peter Bartlett, Ann Harada, Marla Mindelle and Greg Hildreth...
6th August 2012
TACT/The Actors Company Theatre's 20th anniversary 2012/2013 season at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row will comprise Brian Friel's Lovers, a story of two very different couples in contemporary Ireland, directed by Drew Barr, from September 18th; and Anita Loos's Happy Birthday...
30th July 2012
It has been confirmed that A Christmas Story, The Musical!, based on the stories of Jean Shepherd, about a young boy getting into scrapes in the period leading up to Christmas, book by Joseph Robinette, score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, directed by John Rando, with choreography...
23rd July 2012
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Scandalous: The Life And Trials Of Aimee Semple McPherson, book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford, music by David Friedman and David Pomeranz, a biomusical about the controversial Jazz-Age evangelist, with Carolee Carmello, Ed Watts and ...
16th July 2012
It has been confirmed that Ruth and Augustus Goetz's The Heiress, adapted from Henry James's novel Washington Square, about a woman being pulled between her father and a suitor who may be motivated by greed, with David Strathairn, Jessica Chastain, Dan Stevens and Judith Ivey, directed...
9th July 2012
The Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature, exploring what it is to be a girl through a series of monologues, stories and songs, music by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, with Ashley Bryant, Molly Carden, Emily S Grosland, Joaquina Kalukango, Sade Namei...
2nd July 2012
The Irish Repertory Theatre will stage the musical New Girl In Town, book by George Abbott, music and lyrics by Bob Merrill, adapted from Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, in which an abused young woman struggles to make a fresh start after finding love in the 1920s New York Waterfront...
25th June 2012
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced further productions to its 2012/2013 season. The MCC Theatre production of Sharr White's The Other Place, in which a research scientist's private life takes a frightening turn, and she finds herself drowning in a sea of distorted memory, with ...
18th June 2012
David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, about the cut-throat world of Florida real estate salesmen, with Al Pacino, directed by Daniel Sullivan, will preview from October 16th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with an official opening on November 11th. The design team will include scenery...
11th June 2012
The biggest winners in this year's Tony Awards were Once with 8, including Musical, Book - Enda Walsh, Director (Musical) - John Tiffany and Actor (Musical) - Steve Kazee; and Peter And The Starcatcher with 5, including Featured Actor (Play) - Christian Borle; Best Play was Clybourne...
4th June 2012
Roundabout Theatre Company will stage Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, in a translation by Ranjit Bolt, the classic romance in which an ugly but romantic man woos the woman he loves for his handsome but dumb friend, with Douglas Hodge, directed by Jamie Lloyd, previewing from...
28th May 2012
It has been confirmed that the musical Annie, book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, created by Harold Gray, set in Depression era New York, with Lilla Crawford in the title role and Katie...
21st May 2012
Bring It On: The Musical, set in the world of competitive cheerleading and cutthroat high school politics, book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, additional music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Amanda Green, directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, which...
14th May 2012
Chaplin, a biomusical about the silent film star Charlie Chaplin, book by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, will preview from August 21st at the Barrymore Theatre, with an official opening on...
7th May 2012
The big hitters in this year's Tony Awards nominations are led by Once with 11, including Musical, Steve Kazee - Actor (Musical) and Cristin Milioti - Actress (Musical); Porgy And Bess with 10, including Musical Revival, Norm Lewis - Actor (Musical) and Audra McDonald - Actress (...
30th April 2012
New York Theatre Workshop's 2012/2013 season will include Alexander Dinelaris's Red Dog Howls, in which the discovery of a box of old letters reveals buried memories of a hidden family history; Paula Vogel's A Civil War Christmas, which weaves a tapestry of the nation on Christmas...
23rd April 2012
The Amoralists will stage the premiere of Derek Ahonen's The Bad And The Better, a dark detective tale about two brothers, one with everything to lose, one with everything to prove, with Byron Anthony, William Apps, Selene Beretta, James Kautz, Nick Lawson, Sarah Lemp, Sarah Roy, ...
16th April 2012
The Vineyard Theatre's Developmental Lab production of the musical The Landing, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander, a 4 handed musical in 3 acts, telling 3 different stories of people confronting what it means to get what they want, with Julia Murney, David Hyde...
10th April 2012
The Public Theater's 20112/2013 season will include Colman Domingo's Wild With Happy, which explores the comedy that lies in dealing with death and healing, directed by Robert O'Hara, from October 9th; the musical Giant, book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa...
2nd April 2012
Spiegelworld, the Belgium originated 'spiegeltent' (a portable performance venue with mirrors lining the interior walls), which in previous summers has pitched on Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, will this year lodge on a vacant lot at 265 West 45th Street, with a new show Empire...
26th March 2012
This year's Lincoln Center Festival of music, dance and theatre, will run from July 5th to August 5th, across the Lincoln Center campus. Highlights will include: The National Theatre of Scotland production of Alan Cumming performing a contemporary one man version of Shakespeare's...
19th March 2012
It has been confirmed that the previously postponed musical Rebecca, adapted from the novel by Daphne du Maurier, in which a man brings his second wife to the house where the shadow of his first wife still remains, original book and lyrics by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay...
12th March 2012
Culture Project will stage the premiere of Tennessee Williams's final full length play In Masks Outrageous And Austere, combining bizarre characters, dark humor and exorbitant theatricality, with Shirley Knight, directed by David Schweizer, previewing from April 5th, opening on April...
5th March 2012
Roundabout Theatre Company's 2012/2013 season will include the musical The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, adapted from Charles Dickens's final unfinished murder mystery novel, performed as in a Victorian British Music Hall, with the audience voting...
27th February 2012
The Vineyard Theatre production of Nicky Silver's The Lyons, a tragi-comedy about a family in crisis, will transfer to Broadway, with original cast members Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell, directed by Mark Brokaw...
20th February 2012
Playwrights Horizons has announced its 2012/2013 season, which will comprise on the Mainstage: Lisa D'Amour's Detroit, in which a suburban barbecue to welcome new neighbours soon veers out of control, directed by Anne Kauffman; the premieres of Amy Herzog's The Great God Pan, which...
13th February 2012
Radio City Music Hall has confirmed that Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana, written and directed by Francois Girard, music by Nick Littlemore, with choreography by Elena Kolyadenko and Debra Brown, featuring cast of 75 international artists, will return for a second season from June 6th...
6th February 2012
Lincoln Center Theater's new stage, a 131 seater venue built on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater as a home for LCT3, the initiative dedicated to presenting the work of emerging playwrights, directors and designers, which will be known as the Claire Tow Theater, has announced...
30th January 2012
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, which follows the woes of a faded Southern belle, and her road to madness aided by her violent brother in law, with Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker and Wood Harris, directed by Emily Mann...
23rd January 2012
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the current Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum Los Angeles's production of Bruce Norris's Clybourne Park, a black comedy charting how change overtakes a neighborhood, along with attitudes, inhabitants and property values, between 1958...
16th January 2012
It's Official! As previously forecast here, a gospel-infused musical comedy Leap Of Faith, book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, based on the 1992 film about a fraudulent faith healer, with Raul Esparza, Jessica Phillips and Kendra...
9th January 2012
A new musical, Tokio Confidential, book, music and lyrics by Eric Schorr, in which a young Victorian American war widow goes to Japan, where she falls in love with a renowned tattoo artist and enters a different world, with Jeff Kready, Austin Ku, Mel Maghuyop, Benjamin McHugh, Manna...
2nd January 2012
It has been confirmed that Gore Vidal's The Best Man, a play about power, ambition, political secrets, and ruthlessness in the race for the presidency, with James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, Michael McKean and Jefferson Mays, directed...