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Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsHeidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Previews begin tonight, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

Undermain Theatre to Stage THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, 11/11-12/6Undermain Theatre to Stage THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, 11/11-12/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

As part of their 31st season, Undermain Theatre is thrilled to bring the Regional Premiere of Meg Miroshnik's The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls to their home in Deep Ellum at 3200 Main Street. Performances will run November 11th through December 6th, 2014. (more...)

David de Vries Joins Cast of Alliance Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROLDavid de Vries Joins Cast of Alliance Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alliance Theatre's annual holiday gift to Atlanta, returns for its 25th season, November 21 - December 24, 2014. The most heartwarming story of the season comes to life with holiday carols, stunning stage magic and your favorite Atlanta actors. Directed by Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, A CHRISTMAS CAROL has become a tradition for many families around the southeast. (more...)

RLS Productions to Present DIRTY, Begin. 11/12RLS Productions to Present DIRTY, Begin. 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

RLS Productions will present the West Coast premiere of DIRTY, written by Kennedy Center Playwright Award-winner Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Obie Award-winner Shannon Cochran (August: Osage County, Bug). DIRTY will preview on Wednesday, November 12; Thursday, November 13 & Friday, November 14 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, November 15 at 8pm and will run through Sunday, December 21 at the Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., in West Hollywood. (more...)

Georgia Shakespeare Ceases Operations in AtlantaGeorgia Shakespeare Ceases Operations in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

With deep regret, the Georgia Shakespeare board of trustees voted unanimously to cease operations, given the theatre company's substantial financial deficiencies. The action includes the cancellation of the production of Holiday Panto planned for December, as well as ending the employment of remaining staff. (more...)

Win An Autographed Baseball Card Set From the New BULL DURHAM MusicalWin An Autographed Baseball Card Set From the New BULL DURHAM Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

You have four more days to enter to win a limited edition autographed custom baseball card set from BULL DURHAM: A NEW MUSICAL's World Premiere opening night, featuring Crash (Will Swenson), Annie (Melissa Errico), and Nuke (John Behlmann). Errico is running the contest on her Facebook page! (more...)

Lisa Renee Jordan, David Margolin Lawson and Betsy Heffron Join Creative Team for BIRDS at This/That FestivalLisa Renee Jordan, David Margolin Lawson and Betsy Heffron Join Creative Team for BIRDS at This/That Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Lisa Renee Jordan, David Margolin Lawson and Betsy Heffron have joined the creative team of BIRDS, Marcina Zaccaria's provocative new play which premieres Friday, October 17 at 10PM, kicking off the THIS/THAT Festival at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/4-10/5/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/4-10/5/2014
by - Oct 5, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics October 4 - Part 2 - ALADDIN Cast Cuddles with Teddy Bears, and MorePhoto Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics October 4 - Part 2 - ALADDIN Cast Cuddles with Teddy Bears, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our October 4 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

The Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM Starring Will Swenson and Melissa Errico Closes TodayThe Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM Starring Will Swenson and Melissa Errico Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film on Sept. 3, and it closes today, Oct. 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Meets the PressPhoto Flash: Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Meets the Press
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production this fall, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater mounts a new staging of Fiddler on the Roof, the iconic musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Featuring a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and based on Sholem Aleichem stories, Fiddler on the Roof runs October 31, 2014-January 4, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Howard McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGIHoward McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Additional casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Joining the previously announced Vanessa Hudgens in the title role will be two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh(Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. Casting for the roles of Madame Alvarez and Aunt Alicia will be announced soon. (more...)

Will Swenson's Return to Broadway's LES MISERABLES DelayedWill Swenson's Return to Broadway's LES MISERABLES Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Will Swenson will now return to Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES a few days later than originally anticipated, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Annie Potts Withdraws from Alliance Theatre's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Beth Broderick Steps inAnnie Potts Withdraws from Alliance Theatre's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Beth Broderick Steps in
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Potts, who has stepped away from her role as 'M'Lynn' due to 'health considerations' following knee surgery, will be replaced by Beth Broderick. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at the Alliance's STEEL MAGNOLIAS First RehearsalsPhoto Flash: Inside Look at the Alliance's STEEL MAGNOLIAS First Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Rehearsals kicked off this week at the Alliance Theatre for its upcoming production of Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS. The quintessential story of family and friendship, this moving Southern classic tells the story of six complex women sharing life's ups and downs in the safe-haven created in a home beauty salon. (more...)

FST to Kick Off 2014-15 Cabaret Season with THE PRIMA DONNETTES, 10/22FST to Kick Off 2014-15 Cabaret Season with THE PRIMA DONNETTES, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

FST's Winter Cabaret season begins with four singing sirens in Dancing in the Street with The Prima Donnettes. Developed by FST Artistic Director Richard Hopkins and Jim Prosser, it will begin in the John C. Court Cabaret on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER, 10/2-19Clarence Brown Theatre to Present THE MIRACLE WORKER, 10/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Few stories are as timeless -- or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit -- as 'The Miracle Worker,' which will run on the Clarence Brown Theatre mainstage October 2 - 19, 2014. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present SAFE HOUSE, 10/18-11/15Cincinnati Playhouse to Present SAFE HOUSE, 10/18-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has a long, distinguished tradition of introducing new plays to Cincinnati. (more...)

Review Roundup: Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM- Updating Live!Review Roundup: Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Sep 18, 2014

Alliance Theatre just opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nomineeRon Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, 'one of the most innovative songwriters working today.' Broadway veterans John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, and Will Swenson star as the Veteran catcher 'Crash' Davis (Swenson), rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh (Behlmann) and Annie Savoy (Errico). (more...)

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