Acting Company News

City Circle to Present HAIR at the CCPA, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Hair August 1-3 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are August 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm and August 2 and 3 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

TACT's 2014-15 Season to Feature THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE & ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2014/2015 Season, the company's 22nd. The critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company "dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit," will offer two works featuring strong, powerful female characters. The Killing of Sister George, the ground-breaking play by Frank Marcus and Abundance, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley's (Crimes of the Heart) tall tale set in the Great American West, will be presented at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Theatre Row. (more...)

Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs -- for a play in the West End. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Adam Kantor, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Kristin Villanueva & More to Star in The Old Globe's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Renowned director, Globe alumnus, and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, Resurrection Blues) returns to the Globe with one of Shakespeare's most delightful and boisterous comedies. The final production of the 2014 Summer Season will be presented in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, August 10 - September 14, 2014. (more...)

Know Theatre to Present HARRY & THE THIEF, 8/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Harry & the Thief is an epic summer blockbuster; a socially conscious riot of a play that mashes up Civil-War-era melodrama with an over-the-top action movie to tell a story full of adventure, social relevance, and answering the call of destiny. It runs August 8-30 on Know Theatre's MainStage. (more...)

World Premiere of WINTER WHEAT Begins Performances 7/29 at Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Barter Theatre presents the world premiere of a new musical set in Tennessee, during one of the most important turning points in American history. Based on true events, 'Winter Wheat' tells the story of Tennessee's pivotal role in the passing of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre to Live Stream WONDERLAND, 26 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Wonderland will be live-streamed on Saturday 26 July 7.30pm over the internet worldwide and free on hampsteadtheatre.com and theguardian.com. (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
by - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

Review Roundup: Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz Star in New Comedy SEX TAPE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz team up in the new comedy 'Sex Tape', which hits theaters today, July 18th. (more...)

Jessie Austrian, Ben Steinfeld & More Star in Fiasco Theater's Reimagined INTO THE WOODS, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. The Acting Company includes Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda, Wolf, Cinderella's Prince), Matt Castle (Pianist), Alison Cimmet (Witch), Paul L. Coffey(Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother, Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella, Granny), Patrick Mulryan (Jack, Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel). The creative team includes Lisa Shriver(Choreographer), Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Whitney Locher (Costume Design), Tim Cryan (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Matt Castle(Music Director, Orchestrations), Michael Perlman (Associate Director), and Marcy Victoria Reed (Stage Manager). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New York-Bound INTO THE WOODS at The Old Globe!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Old Globe presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical INTO THE WOODS, which made its World Premiere atThe Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody andBen Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: LES MISERABLES Gets Modernized at Dallas Theater Center!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

Dallas Theater Center is filling the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage with the glorious music of the most popular musical of all time in a modern new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES. Audiences will be swept away by the epic sounds of LES MISERABLES, directed by Liesl Tommy, which runs through August 17 at the Wyly Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nehal Joshi, Justin Keyes, Allison Blackwell & More in Dallas Theater Center's LES MIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Dallas Theater Center will fill the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage with the glorious music of the most popular musical of all time in a thrilling new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES. Audiences will be swept away by the epic sounds of LES MISERABLES, directed by Liesl Tommy, which opens in previews on June 27 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through August 17 at the Wyly Theatre. Tickets to LES MISERABLES are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, 7/16-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of Joseph Kesselring's classic Broadway comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (July 16 - 26, 2014). (more...)

Sten Eirik Pens THE INTENDED, Out Sept 2014 from Top Hat Books
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

A young, up-and-coming Swedish officer is suddenly and traumatically forced into the role of victim, as his newly wedded bride is defiled and murdered by pirates. In an exotic 18th century colonial setting, this novel explores the psychology of trauma, dissociation and redemption. Set against a political backdrop of the era, with revolution and romantic individualism versus etiquette and conformity. (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

Contemporary American Theater Festival Announces 24th Season Humanities Events, 7/11-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University has announced its 2014 Humanities events. The events, produced in tandem with CATF's July 11-August 3 repertory season, will feature playwrights Christina Anderson, Charles Fuller (winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Thomas Gibbons, Bruce Graham, and Chisa Hutchinson; CATF will also host guest speakers Miranda Petersen (Protect Our Defenders Foundation), Bruce Duncan and the Bina48 Artificial Intelligence unit (Terasem Movement Foundation), Theresa M. Davis (University of Virginia), Dr. Julia Sandy-Bailey (Shepherd University), and David Leong (Theatre VCU). (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects Acting Company and Creative Advisors for 2014 THEATRE LAB
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the Acting Company and creative advisors that are participating in its 2014 Theatre Lab, which is now taking place and runs through July 27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential Labs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of residency support and mentorship for the most promising new independent theatre and film projects from the United States and around the world. (more...)

CAUGHT and More Set for Sundance Institute's 2014 Theatre Lab, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected to participate in its 2014 Theatre Lab, July 7-27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential labs the Institute will host for artists this summer, collectively representing the most promising new independent theatre and film projects. (more...)

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