Monday, December 16, 2019

2020 TCG Gala to Honor David Henry Hwang and the National Black Theatre Festival by Dan Meyer

The Tony winner of M. Butterfly and organizers of the Winston-Salem festival will be celebrated February 3.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Clive Owen Cast as Bill Clinton in FX's Impeachment: American Crime Story by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage-and-screen star Clive Owen will portray President Bill Clinton in FX's hotly anticipated new American Crime Story series Impeachment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The previous…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Soft Power Receives a Second Extension at Public Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Public Theater has announced a second one-week extension to the New York premiere staging of Soft Power. Originally announced to run through November 3 and later extended to N…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

"There Is Definitely Room For Inclusion." by Angela Tricarico

by Anna Wehr Erica Wong in The Phantom of the Opera …

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Jeanine Tesori & David Henry Hwang's New Musical Soft Power Gets Extension at Public Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Public Theater has announced a one-week extension to the upcoming New York premiere staging of Soft Power. Originally announced to run through November 3, the production will …

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Lenne Klingaman, Michael Countryman Set for Will Eno's The Underlying Chris at Second Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Complete casting has been announced for Second Stage's upcoming world premiere staging of Will Eno's The Underlying Chris. The previously announced off-Broadway production, directed by Tony…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

300 Shows: Best Performances by an Actor & Most Disappointing Performances by JK

Pretty much every show has wonderful performances, and with 300 different Broadway shows under my belt, I've been so fortunate to see many unbelievably talented people. After all, with the r…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Raúl Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz & More to Star in Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman's Road Show at Encores! Off-Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Encores! Off-Center staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 2008 musical Road Show. The previously announced production, directed and chore…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jonathan Cake to Star in Shakespeare in the Park's Coriolanus by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for the Public Theater's upcoming Shakespeare in the Park production of the dark tragedy Coriolanus. The previously announced production, directed by Tony winner Daniel Sull…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Review: David Henry Hwang’s ‘M. Butterfly’ takes flight in a more gender-fluid era by Charles McNulty

The modern classic on gender roles and Orientalism gets an uneven revival at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa directed by Desdemona Chiang.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Dave Bova Dies: Broadway’s ‘Be More Chill’ Hair, Wig & Makeup Designer Was 41 by Greg Evans

Dave Bova, whose hair, wig and makeup designs for productions including Be More Chill and 2017’s Sunset Boulevard and M. Butterfly brought a distinctive visual panache to Broadway over the…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Clive Owen to Star in New West End Staging of The Night of the Iguana by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage-and-screen star Clive Owen has signed on to play Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon in a new West End production of Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. Directed by James Macdonald (…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Jeanine Tesori & David Henry Hwang's World Premiere Soft Power Wins Big at L.A. Ovation Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

The celebrated world premiere production of Soft Power, a new musical by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), was honored with six L.A. Ovation Awards on January 2…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

David Henry Hwang to Pen Live-Action Hunchback of Notre Dame Film; Josh Gad Eyes Title Role by Andy Lefkowitz

There's more life yet for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The beloved 1996 animated film which was adapted into an acclaimed stage musical will now appear as a live-action movie, with a scr…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

This Week's #LiveAtFive Guests Include Oscar Nominee Lucas Hedges, An Original Avenue Q Star & More! by Caitlin Moynihan #LiveatFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars about their …

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This Week's #LiveAtFive Guests Include Oscar Nominee Lucas Hedges, Original Avenue Q Stars & More! by Caitlin Moynihan #LiveatFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars about their …

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Star-Packed Cast to Lead John Guare's Nantucket Sleigh Ride at Lincoln Center by Andy Lefkowitz

A talent-filled company of stage stars will align in 2019 for Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a new play by Tony winner John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation), arriving at Lincoln Center Theater…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Joe Mantello, Cicely Tyson, David Henry Hwang & More Named Theater Hall of Fame Inductees by Andy Lefkowitz

Eight longtime contributors to the New York theater scene have been named 2018 inductees into the Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater. The talented creative…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

BWW Review: Three Decades Later, M. BUTTERFLY Still Beguiles, Shocks by Vince Vicentuan

The press preview of David Henry Hwang's award-winning play 'M. Butterfly,' produced by Broadway producer Jhett Tolentino and Frontrow Entertainment, at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater p…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Photo Flash: First Look at M. BUTTERFLY, Produced by Jhett Tolentino by Oliver Oliveros

Presented by acclaimed Broadway producer Jhett Tolentino and Frontrow Entertainment, M. BUTTERFLY 1988, the Tony Award-winning play written by David Henry Hwang is all set to open tonight, S…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Most Shows at One Theater (Part 3) by JK

Over the past weeks, I began to celebrate the start of my 36th year of going to Broadway shows, by looking at the theaters where I've seen multiple distinct productions. Miss the first part?…

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Friday, August 24, 2018

“Wildflowers, a feminine genesis” at La MaMa, New York by Blouin Artinfo

“Wildflowers, a feminine genesis” will be on stage at La MaMa, New York from October 18 through October 21, 2018.Choreography and Performance are by Maureen Fleming and the show is prese…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

How Post-Colonial Imagination Can Make Theatre into an Agent of Revolution by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Massimo Monfiletto. Using three different plays— M. Butterfly , Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart , and QPH —playwright Massi Monfiletto examines th…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE GREAT LEAP by Jennifer Broski

Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere production of The Great Leap, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Taibi Magar.The Great Leap stars Ali Ahn 'The Path' on Hulu, Ned E…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Garen Scribner & More to Join Rob McClure in Jerome Robbins' Broadway at the Muny by Andy Lefkowitz

St. Louis' beloved outdoor theater The Muny has announced the full 50-member cast set to appear in the company's centennial-season mounting of Tony-winning musical revue&nb…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Interview: Bruce Nelson from Everyman Theatre on ‘The Book of Joseph’ by Kristen Price

As a resident member of the company of Everyman Theatre, Bruce Nelson has had the opportunity to portray all sorts of characters. Though this season, in addition to the imagined, he’s …

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

'Soft Power' at the Ahmanson: Big, bold, overly complicated and spectacularly unique by Charles McNulty

From David Henry Hwang ("M. Butterfly") and Jeanine Tesori ("Fun Home") comes this audacious play-with-a-musical that imagines a future where China is the preeminent power, looking to exert …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018

David Henry Hwang: Backward and Forward by American Theatre Editors

This season, America’s leading Asian-American playwright revisited his most famous play, 'M. Butterfly,' and wrote a new musical, 'Soft Power.'

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

15 Incredible Broadway Performances Overlooked By The Tony Awards This Year

Some great performances from shows like Mean Girls and Frozen weren’t included when the Tony nominees were announced Tuesday. Alex Newell, Once on This Island …

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Monday, April 30, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Vincent Lancisi by Mark Beachy

Vincent Lancisi is currently directing “True West” at Rep Stage in Columbia, Maryland. Vincent M. Lancisi founded Everyman Theatre in October of 1990 and has directed over 35 pro…

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