Acting Company News

University of Washington School of Drama's CINO NIGHTS Revives the Early Days of Off -Off Broadway in Seattle's U-DistrictUniversity of Washington School of Drama's CINO NIGHTS Revives the Early Days of Off -Off Broadway in Seattle's U-District
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

For three nights in March, a former medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle's University District will transform into a makeshift theatre cafe. Inspired by Joe Cino's legendary Greenwich Village performance space, Caffe Cino, the space will house performances of six short plays from the early days of Off Off Broadway.† (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATIONMore Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Public Works Dallas to Launch with THE TEMPEST This MarchPublic Works Dallas to Launch with THE TEMPEST This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Ignite/Arts Dallas, and in affiliation with New York City-based The Public Theater's Public Works and AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced details for Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEMCourt Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Court†Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director†Charles Newell†and Executive Director†Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of†The Hard Problem†by†Tom Stoppard, directed by†Charles Newell.†The Hard Problemruns†March 9 - April 9, 2017†at Court Theatre, 5535†S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.† (more...)

CoHo Productions Presents PLAYHOUSE CREATURESCoHo Productions Presents PLAYHOUSE CREATURES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

What does it take to be (or not to be) a woman in the theatre? Playhouse Creatures shamelessly reveals their historic struggle†to survive and thrive on stage and behind the scenes. (more...)

The Acting Company's 44th National Tour Pairs William Shakespeare and Malcolm X in RepertoryThe Acting Company's 44th National Tour Pairs William Shakespeare and Malcolm X in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Acting Company announces its 2016-17 season and 44th national tour featuring two new gripping dramas in repertory -- the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's X: Or, Betty Shabazz vs. The Nation and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Both will be staged in an exciting artistic and educational collaboration with University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Kansas, University of Central Missouri, University of Missouri-Columbia and area high schools and community partners. (more...)

Asolo Rep Adds Two Performances of THE ORIGINALISTAsolo Rep Adds Two Performances of THE ORIGINALIST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to popular demand, Asolo Rep has added two additional performances of THE ORIGINALIST to its nearly sold-out run. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES †(March 15 - April 15). †The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tonyģ winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.† (more...)

The Cutting Ball Theater to Present PHEDRE This AprilThe Cutting Ball Theater to Present PHEDRE This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

In the final production of its 2016-17 Season, Cutting Ball Theater will present Jean Racine's great tragedy of illicit love and revenge, PH»DRE, in a new translation by the Theater's Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose. (more...)

The Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices FellowsThe Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Lark has†announced playwrights Brittany K. Allen and Christina Quintana have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship. (more...)

Identical Twins Sierra & Lauren Tothero will Lead Titan Theatre Co's TWELFTH NIGHTIdentical Twins Sierra & Lauren Tothero will Lead Titan Theatre Co's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez and Managing Director Kevin Beebee announced today the concept, full cast and creative team for Titan Theatre Company's exciting new production of TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's beautiful romantic comedy. Performances begin at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Park on March 24th, 2017, and will run through April 9th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trinity Rep's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Takes the Stage in 80's FasionPhoto Flash: Trinity Rep's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Takes the Stage in 80's Fasion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company presents†A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by†Tyler Dobrowsky, and featuring resident acting company members†Rachael Warren†as Puck and†Fred Sullivan, Jr.†as Bottom.†Performances run through†March 24. Tickets are on sale by†phone at (401) 351-4242, online at†www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. This production is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of†Project Discovery, Trinity Rep's landmark student matinee program which has introduced over one million Rhode Island students to live theater.††A Midsummer Night's Dream†is sponsored by the†Rhode Island State Council on the Arts†and produced as part of†Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the†National Endowment for the Arts†and†Arts Midwest. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINSLauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Playwright Steve Yockey Headed to Mesa with DGF's Traveling Masters ProgramPlaywright Steve Yockey Headed to Mesa with DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Steve Yockey (Very Still & Hard to See, Blackberry Winter) joins the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program to work with student writers and offer feedback on their plays at Mesa Community College on February 16 & 17, during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights of UMKC Theatre/The Acting Company's X/JULIUS CAESARSTAGE TUBE: Highlights of UMKC Theatre/The Acting Company's X/JULIUS CAESAR
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

UMKC Theatre and The†Acting Company†presents a new artistic and educational collaboration as part of its 2016-17 season and 44th national tour featuring two new gripping dramas in repertory -- the world premiere of†Marcus Gardley's X: Or, Betty Shabazz vs. The Nation and†William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. (more...)

Theatre Development Fund to Present PERFORMETERIA, Immersive Festival of Off-Off Broadway Theatre & DanceTheatre Development Fund to Present PERFORMETERIA, Immersive Festival of Off-Off Broadway Theatre & Dance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit performing arts service organization is presenting PERFORMETERIA, its first ever immersive festival featuring works from some of the most innovative Off-Off Broadway theatre and dance companies in New York City through its OffOff@$9 Program. (more...)

Dana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only ReadingDana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Karel Capek's influential science fiction comedy R.U.R. on Monday, February 13th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

The Acting Company's CAESAR/X to Play New Victory Theater This SpringThe Acting Company's CAESAR/X to Play New Victory Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The assassinations of Rome's great ruler of the Republic and revolutionary leader Malcolm X take to the stage when Tony Award-winning The Acting Company couples Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley (The House that Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Every Tongue Confess, On The Levee). These two gripping dramas make their Off-Broadway debut at The New Victory Theater from March 17 - 26, 2017. (more...)

ACLU of Florida Executive Director and More Set for 'GREAT SOCIETY' Panel Discussion at Asolo RepACLU of Florida Executive Director and More Set for 'GREAT SOCIETY' Panel Discussion at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The second season of Asolo Rep's IllumiNation Series continues on February 11 with a panel discussion, 'Creating Change, Counting Voices,' focusing on the theatre's current production of THE GREAT SOCIETY. (more...)

Annette Bening to Star in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORYAnnette Bening to Star in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Golden Globe(R) Award winning actress Annette Bening has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

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