Actors' Equity News

Canadian Stage Announces Cancellation of HELEN LAWRENCE in Montreal Due to Dispute with Canadian Actors Equity
by Alan Henry - Apr 23, 2014

The Festival Transameriques announced today the cancellation of Helen Lawrence by Stan Douglas because an agreement could not be agreed upon between the producers, Canadian Stage, and the Canadian Actors Equity Association. The play was set to be the opening piece of the festival in Montreal on May 22, 23, and 24 at La Place des arts' theatre Jean-Duceppe. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, 5/9-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, (press opening on Saturday, May 10) at the North Park Theatre. (more...)

THE TRAGEDY OF DANDELION to Open 5/22 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Ego Actus (Bruce A! Kraemer and Joan Kane producers) will present The Tragedy of Dandelion by Duncan Pflaster from May 22nd through June 8th at Urban Stages. Joan Kane directs a cast of 10 actresses who also double as men in 30 roles. The cast features Louise Flory, Kelly Zekas, Erin Nelson, Maria Peyramaure*, Kate Dickinson, Calaine Schafer, Shannon Stowe*, Mim Granahan*, Dianne Diep andSusan Wallack*. (*Member of Actors Equity) (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

Noor Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE MYTH PROJECT, 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A diverse cast of thirteen join Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale for the world premiere of The Myth Project. This director-driven workshop production in three parts from Director/Writers Kareem Fahmy, Noelle Ghoussaini, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, runs in repertory from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

THE TLAO BARBIE AND G.I. JOE to Open 6/18 at The Complex Ruby Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Hollywood Fringe Festival Favorite, Master Storyteller, and Voiceover Artist, Bill Ratner, the cartoon voice of G.I. Joe's 'Flint,' returns in 2014 with The True Life Adventures of Barbie and G.I. Joe. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9:15 p.m. The show runs June 18th through June 28th at The Complex Theaters, Ruby Room (6476 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038). Tickets are $10 and available at: (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere at Thick House, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson will have its world premiere in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco for a limited engagement, running four weeks only. (more...)

TIME STANDS STILL to Run 5/2-10 at Center Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Relationships, mid-life crisis and ties of friendship are at the center of Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies powerful and often hilarious story in TIME STANDS STILL. Sarah Goodwin, a globetrotting photojournalist, has just returned home from the battlefields of Iraq, having been critically injured by a roadside bomb while covering a story. Sarah's boyfriend, James, a foreign correspondent himself, is terrified about the possibility of losing her and guilt-ridden about leaving her in harm's way shortly before the attack. (more...)

Mississippi Mud to Present SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC. The company produces Tennessee Williams' one-acts Moony's Kid Don't Cry, directed by Jen Danby; The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Daniel Capalbo, Jr, with Miss Danby as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, an early sketch of Blanche DuBois; and Interior: Panic, an early sketch of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Edward Bergen and starring Jen Danby and Colleen Leone as sisters Blanche and Grace. Three plays, music, raffles and refreshments. Tickets on sale online @ - $25 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Under 18. (more...)

Award-Winning Austin Pendleton to Direct a Staged Reading of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Tony-nominated and Obie-winning director Austin Pendleton directs a staged reading of A Streetcar Named Desire as a fundraiser for the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center. Starring Geoffrey Owens* (The Cosby Show, Romeo and Julietwith Orlando Bloom on Broadway) as Stanley; Jen Danby* (The Blonde Bombshell Project: Marilyn Monroe, Sharon Tate in Heaven) as Blanche DuBois; Colleen Leone (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) as Stella Kowalski. With: Michael Arena, Edward Bergen, Charles Black, Daniel Capalbo, Jr., Cheryl Halliburton, Patricia Perales, Jody Prusan, and Michael Robinson. *These actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association (more...)

Musical Adaptations ONCE/TWICE Open at Roy Arias Stage IV on 5/16
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2014

PASSAJJ Productions is proud to present Once/Twice, two musical adaptations by veteran composer and lyricist Paul Dick (A For Adultery, Madame Bovary). Once is an adaptation of the short play A Sunny Morning by Serafin and Joaquin Quintero, while Twice is based on The Bear by Anton Chekhov. (more...)

Gallery Players to Close Season with RENT, 4/26-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Having successfully conquered a colorful year of programming that has received both critical and popular praise, The Gallery Players will bring their 47th Mainstage Season to a close with one of the most popular musicals to date - RENT. As Gallery has developed a reputation for reimagining these iconic pieces, President Mark Harborth (Chess, Dreamgirls) promises a unique experience for audiences already familiar with the show. 'You won't see a striped winter scarf in this production (or a sexy Santa suit for that matter) but you will hear every note of Jonathan Larson's passionate score performed by one of the most dynamic and talented casts and orchestras Gallery has assembled.' (more...)

UBU SINGS UBU Comes to the Abrons Arts Center, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's absurdist satire Ubu Roi and the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu. (more...)

UBU SINGS UBU Comes to the Abrons Arts Center, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's absurdist satire Ubu Roi and the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu. (more...)

CREATING MUSICAL THEATRE by Lyn Cramer Features Broadway's Elite Creative Artists
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Creating Musical Theatre features interviews with the directors and choreographers that make up today's Broadway elite. From Susan Stroman and Kathleen Marshall to Andy Blankenbuehler and Christopher Gattelli, this book features twelve creative artists, mostly director/choreographers, many of whom have also crossed over into film and television, opera and ballet. Here's what Broadway veterans are saying: (more...)

The Footlight Players Present EXTREMITIES, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Footlight Players are proud to present the final show of this season's LateNight @ the Footlight series with a stark and gripping examination of ethics and morals, Extremities, by William Mastrosimone. Performance dates are today, April 3-5, 10-12 at 9:00 pm and April 6 and 13 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Vacant Lot Theatre Presents BORN OF A FAIRYTALE at Triskelion Arts Zoo, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Williamsburg's conversion from affordable artists' enclave to destination for luxury condominiums is the stuff of twisted fairy tales, making it a fitting backdrop for the New York debut of Vacant Lot Theatre Company's Born of A Fairytale, a modern mashup of classic tales penned by Eli Sibley. Having debuted before sold-out audiences at the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC, the one-woman show is given new life by Vacant Lot with a new actress, Thea Brooks, and new director, Kathleen Amshoff. Opening tonight, April 3 and running for three weekends through Sunday April 20 at Triskelion Arts Zoo Theater, Born of a Fairytale tickets are $18.00 and available at Triskelion Arts Zoo Theater is located at 118 N 11th Street between Wythe and Berry, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Bobby Cronin Presents INSPIRED 4: BENEFIT CONCERT, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Bobby Cronin, Timothy Huang, Lyons & Pakchar, Leanna Renee Hieber, William Demaniow, Amanda Taraska star in INSPIRED 4: A Benefit Concert for Eleventh Hour Rescue Nj & The Low Cost Vet Mobile NYC, on MONDAY 3/31 at 7pm at Stage 72, NYC. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

F*It Club Announces Cast and Creative Team of THE SPRING FLING: FIRST LOVE, 5/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays with The Spring Fling: First Love, six new short plays by Halley Feiffer (How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them), Kate Gersten (Benefit of the Doubt), Jason Grote (Mad Men, Smash, Hannibal, 1001), Mark Sitko (Rocky Philly, Tube), Tommy Smith (White Hot, Pigeon), and Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife). Performances will be Thursday, May 1st through Sunday, May 11th with Wednesday through Saturday night performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2p. (more...)

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