Chris Leyva

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Can You Name the 9 Trailblazing Women Who Won Tony Awards for Directing?

A look back at the women directors who broke ground with their Broadway work and continue to do so today.<p>This year, Rebecca Taichman won her first …

"Journey to the Past": Some Thoughts on 'Anastasia'

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Celebrates Its First Anniversary

The record-breaking show looks back at a year of record Olivier Award wins and more in a new video.<p>The West End production of <i>Harry Potter and the</i> …

'Frozen': Behind the Scenes of Disney's Broadway-Bound Musical

The stage adaptation of the hit animated movie debuts in Denver.<p>Disney has released a behind-the-scenes look at its Broadway musical adaptation of</i> …

Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73 — BroadwayWorld.com

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News.. It may also be available on the …

WATCH: How Waitress Gave Betsy Wolfe a Full-Circle Broadway Moment

The stars of Waitress, School of Rock, and Cats reveal the defining moments in their lives that lead them to pursue careers on Broadway.<p>For the sixth …

The Riant Theatre Announces Finalists for 2017 Strawberry One-Act Festival

The Riant Theatre's 30th Annual Strawberry One-Act Festival has announced the finalists of the 2017 summer one-act play competition The finalists are …

Mandy Patinkin Withdraws from Broadway’s The Great Comet

The Tony winner said the show’s request that he step into the role of Pierre is not as it has been portrayed.<p>Tony winner <b>Mandy Patinkin</b>, who was …

Dear Evan Hansen & Hamilton Tony Winner Alex Lacamoire Joins The Greatest Showman as Executive Music Producer

Alex Lacamoire, the mastermind orchestrator behind Tony-winning musicals <i>Dear Evan Hansen</i> and <i>Hamilton</i>, has been named executive music producer of the …

Point-Counterpoint: Are Intermissions Necessary?

Intermission, huh…what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, if you're the kind of serious theatergoer who likes to consume a drama all in one …

Laura Linney to Receive Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre

The four-time Tony Award nominee was last seen on Broadway in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.<p>The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. …

Off Broadway's 'Afterglow' Is A Steamy, Stripped Down Look At Gay Intimacy

S. Asher Gelman's new play features frank sex talk and plenty of skin.<p>From the second the curtain drops to reveal three completely naked men onstage, it’s clear “Afterglow” will be a must-see among New York theatergoers who appreciate the male form.<p>With such ample peen on display, you may wonder if …

Bandstand and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Set for Broadway in the Boros

The July 28 performance will feature performances by Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, John Rubinstein, and more.<p>The <i>Broadway in the Boros</i> series, featuring …

‘Romeo and Juliet’ blends darkness, light in agile Boston Common production

“Romeo and Juliet’’ is most firmly associated in the popular imagination with swoony, poetic love. The balcony scene, “What light through yonder …

Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba Stars in Secret Life of Bees Musical Workshop, Beginning July 27

The musical, part of the 2017 Powerhouse Theater season, is penned by Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik, and Susan Birkenhead.<p>Emmy winner Uzo Aduba, best …

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Part Two of London’s Angels in America, Starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield, Hits Cinemas Tonight

The second part of Tony Kushner’s epic play is broadcast live to U.S. movie theatres July 27.<p>On July 27 <i>Perestroika</i>, the second part of the current …

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Step Into Rehearsal for Really Rosie at Encores! Off Center

Join Taylor Caldwell and the cast of Maurice Sendak and Carole King's <i>Really Rosie</i> in rehearsal. The family-friendly musical plays Encores! Off-Center …

Editor’s View: Michelle Terry is a smart, subversive choice to succeed Emma Rice | Opinion

It has been a seesaw two years since Emma Rice was announced as the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe in May 2015. It must feel like a …

Off-Broadway’s The Crusade of Connor Stephens Will Be Live-Streamed

Audiences can register to watch the show about a Texas community in the wake of a local tragedy.<p><i>The Crusade of Connor Stephens</i>, the latest show to …

When great theater can be experienced on a budget

I picked up my voicemail earlier this week and found the kind of message that makes doing this job feel like a privilege.<p>"I am below the poverty line," the older gentleman on the recording said, "but I am going to buy a ticket to this 'Lela' that you wrote about today."<p>The reader was talking about …

Michael Moore Says Broadway Show Will Not Be Nightly ’Political Rally’

Learn what the Oscar-winning filmmaker and author has in store with his new solo show, The Terms of My Surrender.<p>In an interview with The New York …

Get a Glimpse of the Frozen Musical Before Its World Premiere

The musical, based on the Disney animated hit, will premiere in Denver before landing on Broadway in spring 2018.<p>Ahead of the world premiere of …

Mandy Patinkin Will Return to Broadway in The Great Comet

The Evita and Sunday in the Park with George star will step into the role of Pierre.<p>Tony winner Mandy Patinkin, most recently on Broadway in 2012 …

Olivia Colman is devastatingly good in Lucy Kirkwood's dazzling new play, Mosquitoes - Dorfman Theatre, National, review

Lucy Kirkwood is a playwright who tackles giant themes with a swaggering showmanship. Her 2013 work, Chimerica, meditated on US politics, Tiananmen Square, photojournalism, air pollution and much much more. Now comes Mosquitoes, a tale of sibling rivalry, set against a backdrop of particle physics …

Michael Moore Says He Wants to Change Minds. So Why Is He on Broadway?

What the hell does Michael Moore want now?<p>Is it not enough that for nearly 30 years, this cinematic provocateur has used his movies to harangue us about gun control, the George W. Bush administration, single-payer health care and his myriad other bleeding-heart causes? Didn’t we just spend an …

Tony Winner Blair Brown Will Join Uma Thurman & Josh Lucas in The Parisian Woman on Broadway

Blair Brown, who won a 2000 Tony Award for <i>Copenhagen</i>, is slated to return to Broadway in Beau Willimon's drama <i>The Parisian Woman</i>. The play, which …

Rare Photos From the Original Broadway Cast of A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre July 25, 1975.<p>After a run at The Public Theater in New York City, the Marvin Hamlisch-Edward Kleban-James …