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Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, will begin previews Saturday, February 7th, and open on Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM. Based on his best-selling novel, the show features critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated and award-winning storyteller James Lecesne, who portrays the life and characters of a Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing. The play is directed by Tony Speciale, with visuals by Matthew Sandager and incidental music by Duncan Sheik, some of which will be released in his new record "Legerdemain" in April 2015. THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will run through March 28th at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling (212) 219-0736. (more...)

A.R.T. & Carr Center to Present 'FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM', 2/8A.R.T. & Carr Center to Present 'FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM', 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, presents "Fighting For Freedom: The Civil War and its Legacies" - with Timothy Patrick McCarthy in conversation with Suzan-Lori Parks, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3); Henry Louis Gates, Jr., AlphonseUniversity Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University; and Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

World Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Begins Tonight at Alliance TheatreWorld Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Begins Tonight at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere of the musical Tuck Everlasting. Based on the beloved best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting is an exhilarating story about everlasting love, never-ending life, and discovering what it means to truly feel alive. (more...)

Chase Peacock and Jeff McKerley to Lead Atlanta Lyric Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 2/13-3/1Chase Peacock and Jeff McKerley to Lead Atlanta Lyric Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 2/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents the high-­flying hit musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN February 13 - March 1, 2015 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists. THE C.A. Lyons Project, the 11th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage February 13 - March 8, 2015. Opening night is February 18, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT at No Rules Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT at No Rules Theatre Company
by Pamela Roberts - Jan 12, 2015

In Love and Warcraft, a new play by Madhuri Shekar at No Rules Theatre Compan,y is full of heart, overflowing with warmth and good humor to balance the challenges of intimacy in a world that does not respond logically to strategy and commands. The production, directed by No Rules Theatre Company Artistic Director Joshua Morgan, features a strong and engaging new script by award-winning playwright Madhuri Shekar. But it is the cast that makes the play so memorable. There is a connection and warmth among them that draws us in despite the characters' quirky foibles that make them so human and relatable. (more...)

Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins 1/15Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Beth Leavel to Join Alliance Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING World Premiere as 'Ma Tuck' Mid-RunBeth Leavel to Join Alliance Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING World Premiere as 'Ma Tuck' Mid-Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Beth Leavel will be joining Alliance Theatre's world premiere musical Tuck Everlasting as 'Ma Tuck', beginning February 6 and continuing through the 22nd, when original star Carolee Carmello leaves to join Broadway's production of Finding Neverland. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Premiere WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, 1/23-2/28Northlight Theatre to Premiere WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, 1/23-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of White Guy on the Bus by Bruce Graham, directed by BJ Jones. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from January 23-February 28, 2015. The press opening is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Stage Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, 2/14-3/1Theatrical Outfit to Stage Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, 2/14-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Theatrical Outfit continues its "Season of Compassion" with the awe-inspiring regional premiere of Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, which reveals the astonishing personal and professional discoveries awaiting real-life female American astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921). (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre CompanyTerrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally February 6-March 8. Directed by Wendy Goldberg, the cast features Hugh Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned, James Lloyd Reynolds, and Patrick Gibbons and Jacob D. Wilner in alternating performances. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Atlanta AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Dallas Theater Center heads back to the Kalita Humphreys Theater with The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias. Meredith McDonough, who previously worked on the new hit musical Fly By Night, returns to make her DTC directorial debut in this comedy about books and the people who love them. The Book Club Play begins previews on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: UNEMPLOYED AND WORKING! WITH AMBER IMAN and Special Guest Condola RashadBWW TV Exclusive: UNEMPLOYED AND WORKING! WITH AMBER IMAN and Special Guest Condola Rashad
by Unemployed and Working! - Dec 21, 2014

In this episode, Amber chats with Condola Rashad., two-time Tony nominated actress, for a closer look at her life beyond the curtain. (more...)

No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

No Rules Theatre Co. offers a cure to the winter blues with a witty modern day love story. In Love And Warcraft, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by NRTC Artistic Director Joshua Morgan, chronicles the hilarious happenings when the two worlds of online gaming and in person relationships collide on a college campus. Performances are January 7 to 25 in the The Ark at Signature Theatre, Arlington. Tickets are $25 to $38 and available at www.norulestheatre.org or through the box office at (703) 820-9771. (more...)

The Alliance Theatre and Dad's Garage Present Holiday Improv on the Hertz Stage, 11/28-12/20The Alliance Theatre and Dad's Garage Present Holiday Improv on the Hertz Stage, 11/28-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Alliance is pleased to partner with Dad's Garage to present the holiday themed production, It's a Wonderful Laugh. The award-winning Dad's Garage Ensemble will parody the quintessential Christmas story It's a Wonderful Life with a fun rotating cast of familiar and not-so-familiar characters. It's a Wonderful Laugh runs on the Hertz Stage from November 28 - December 20, 2014. Opening Night is Friday, December 5, 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Atlanta AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Obie Winner Eric Ting Joins Cincinnati Playhouse's Associate Artists ProgramObie Winner Eric Ting Joins Cincinnati Playhouse's Associate Artists Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Blake Robison announced today that Obie Award-winning director Eric Ting will be added next season to the theatre's Associate Artists program, which was launched by Robison in 2013 for his second season at the Playhouse. Ting will join current associate artists Timothy Douglas, Michael Evan Haney and KJ Sanchez, who have served the Playhouse in that capacity for the past two years. (more...)

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