Porchlight announces ‘Billy Elliot’ cast

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Porchlight Music Theatre announced the cast of “Billy Elliot” Wednesday. The cast of the Tony-winning musical will be the largest in Porchlight’s history.

Jacob Kaiser and Lincoln Seymour will share the title role with Shanesia Davis as Mrs. Wilkinson and Sean Fortunato as Dad. The production will also feature Iris Lieberman as Grandma, Adam Fane as Tony Elliot, Peyton Owen as Michael Caffrey, Nicole Cready as Mum and Princess Isis Z. Lang as Debbie Wilkinson, with Jordan DeBose, Gabriel Robert, John Gurdian, Michelle McKenzie-Voigt, Jeff Bouthiette, Tommy Novak, Ivan Bruns-Trukhin, Bernell Lassai III, Logan Baffico, Alejandro Medina, Jessica Vann, Graham Hawley, Jacob Voigt, Roy Brown, Jenny McPherson, Kayla Boye, Darby Leetch, Moriah Mitchell, Paula Hlava, Anna L. Bramlett, McKenna Rogers, Emerson Tait, Katelyn Montgomery, Kendall Sorkin, Ayla Gray and Bernadette Olivia Schwegel…. [Read More]

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Shakespeare Downtown: The Latest Troupe Bringing the Bard to the Big Apple

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Shakespeare Downtown, Manhattan’s newest free outdoor theater company, will kick off its inaugural season next week with Romeo and Juliet.

The troupe will perform an abbreviated 105-minute version of the play on Tuesdays through Saturdays from June 7 through 25 at 6:30 at Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, with seating for 200 people… [Read More]

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John Bonazzo

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Shakespeare Performance at Battery Park’s Castle Clinton

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BATTERY PARK — Shakespeare has found a new home at the southern tip of Manhattan. Shakespeare Downtown, a newly formed nonprofit theater company, is slated to perform the Bard’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, “Romeo and Juliet,” at Battery Park’s historic Castle Clinton this spring — for free. Billie Andersson, the artistic director of Shakespeare Downtown — who’ll also play Juliet in the company’s inaugural performance run — said she and her husband, director Geoffrey Horne, formed the company specifically to bring performances to Castle Clinton, a designated national landmark… [Read More]

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Irene Plagianos

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NYU’s Tisch New Theatre to Stage HAIRSPRAY

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New York University’s Tisch New Theatre is proud to present HAIRSPRAY, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Set in 1962 Baltimore, the musical tells the story of plump teenager Tracy Turnblad, whose life dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she launches an ambitious campaign to integrate the show. HAIRSPRAY focuses on civil rights, the beauty of diversity and individuality, and acts as a beacon of hope and inclusiveness in the theatre world and beyond…. [Read More]

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Tisch New Theatre Presents Hairspray

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Tisch New Theatre will present HAIRSPRAY, the musical based on the 1988 film written and directed by John Waters, April 1-4 at the NYU Skirball Center. With music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, HAIRSPRAY the musical premiered on Broadway in 2002 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical… [Read More]

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Shonna Keogan
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Clifford Odets’ Play Commission

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The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute (LSTFI) with The Lee Strasberg Creative Center in collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Undergraduate Department of Drama will present two new works by playwrights, Crystal Skillman and Steve DiUbaldo, this year’s recipients of The Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission, December 3-5 and 10-12 at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in New York City… [Read More]

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BWW News Desk Staff
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