Actors' Equity News

Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing DateBreaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Sets 3rd SeasonRichmond Shakespeare Festival Sets 3rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?The Richmond Shakespeare Festival presents their 2016 Summer Season, featuring The Comedy of Errors, and King Lear. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 17th Annual Midtown International Theatre FestivalLineup Announced for 17th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 17th Annual MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, running July 16 - August 7, 2016 at The WORKSHOP'S MAIN STAGE & JEWEL BOX, 312 W 36TH STREET. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present THE 39 STEPSIvoryton Playhouse to Present THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! (more...)

Jeff Blumenkrantz and More Elected to Actors' Equity CouncilJeff Blumenkrantz and More Elected to Actors' Equity Council
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Actors' Equity Association, the union which represents more than 50,000 professional stage actors and stage managers, announced the results of the 2016 National Council election. (more...)

Actors' Equity, Chicago Public Library Creating Film Archive of Chicago TheatreActors' Equity, Chicago Public Library Creating Film Archive of Chicago Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The new theatre preservation project is modeled after the New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. (more...)

Park Square to Conclude Season with CALENDAR GIRLSPark Square to Conclude Season with CALENDAR GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Park Square concludes its 2016-2017 season with the area premiere of Tim Firth's hilarious and heartfelt comedy Calendar Girls. Based on the hit 2003 film, the play explores loss, friendship, and baring it all as a group of women pose in the buff to benefit a local charity. The ensuing media firestorm puts the women's friendship to the test and reveals the love shared by an extraordinary group of women. (more...)

Blue Horse Repertory's LEADING LADIES Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 5/28Blue Horse Repertory's LEADING LADIES Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?The Blue Horse Repertory Company present an evening of comedic readings of one-act plays and monologues for women called "Leading Ladies" at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. The show is directed by Flo Hayle and features Elizabeth Breslin, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Sarah Jane Fawcett, Flo Hayle. Gayle Hudson, Nancy Rothman, and Doris Seipel performing works by Christopher Durang, Jane Martin, and Charles George. (more...)

Cast Announced for Fiddlehead's SHOW BOAT at Shubert TheatreCast Announced for Fiddlehead's SHOW BOAT at Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, announced today the cast of Show Boat, the company's first production in partnership with the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston. Show Boat will run for twelve performances from June 22-July 3, 2016. Co-Directed by Fofonoff and Stephens, Show Boat will feature a cast of 50 starring seasoned international and off-Broadway performers including Kim Corbett (West Side Story, Les Miserables) as Magnolia Hawks, Jeremiah James (The Fantasticks) as Gaylord Ravenal, Lindsay Roberts (The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess) as Queenie, and Brian Kinnard (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story) as Joe. Show Boat is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's epic of life on the Mississippi River with some of the most beautiful and influential music ever written for the stage including 'Ol'Man River,' 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Bill.' Show Boat will be choreographed by Wendy Hall, with a 27-piece live orchestra under the direction of Charles Peltz. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLERNorth Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Actors' Equity Foundation Announces 2016 Roger Sturtevant Award RecipientsActors' Equity Foundation Announces 2016 Roger Sturtevant Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Jasmine Easler and Antonio LeRoy King have been chosen as the 2016 recipients of The Actors' Equity Foundation's Roger Sturtevant Award. The Roger Sturtevant Award is given annually to one male and one female Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) who have each demonstrated outstanding talent and skill in musical theatre. The recipients are chosen based on an application, recommendation letters, and a video audition that are then evaluated by a panel of Foundation members and CSA Casting Directors. (more...)

Nashville Rep Hosts Auditions for 2016-17 SeasonNashville Rep Hosts Auditions for 2016-17 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre will hold Open Call Auditions on May 18 and 19 at the Nashville Public Television building at 161 Rains Avenue. Auditions are by appointment only. Casting will be done for the five shows in Nashville Rep's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Eagle Theatre to Stage OUR TOWN, Begin. 5/20Eagle Theatre to Stage OUR TOWN, Begin. 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Eagle Theatre will pay homage to the Greater Delaware Valley with a groundbreaking production of Thornton Wilder's Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Pulitzer Prize Winning play, OUR TOWN. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Welcomes New Associate Artistic DirectorChildren's Theatre of Cincinnati Welcomes New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

- Eric Byrd is joining the staff of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake EmmerlingBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 9, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

New Light Theater Project & Access Theater's MOTHER KNOWS BEST Begins 5/9New Light Theater Project & Access Theater's MOTHER KNOWS BEST Begins 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

New Light Theater Project and Access Theater will present the New York premiere production of Mother Knows Best, a new comedy based on the true story of a Jewish mother who is forced to come to terms with her gambling addiction. Performances begin May 9, 2016 at Access Theater. (more...)

The Habitat to Present HARRY & THE THIEF at the Robert Moss TheaterThe Habitat to Present HARRY & THE THIEF at the Robert Moss Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Habitat presents HARRY & THE THIEF, written by Sigrid Gilmer and directed by Katie Lindsay, running May 19 - June 4 at the Robert Moss Theater. Travel back in time. Find Harriet Tubman. Don't fuck it up. (more...)

Ethan Paulini to Bring New Musical Revue I'D LIKE TO THANK... to Cape Cod This SummerEthan Paulini to Bring New Musical Revue I'D LIKE TO THANK... to Cape Cod This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Ethan Paulini will return to Cape Cod to appear in an original musical revue I'd Like to Thank... at the Cape Cod Theatre Company home of the HJT on July 1 and 2 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THISWindy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

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