Actors' Equity News

Virginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAYVirginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony-nominated play Airline Highway, by playwright Lisa D'Amour on Friday, January 27 on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  The play runs through February 12 with preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26.  Set in post-Katrina New Orleans and echoing the spontaneity and rich texture of jazz,  this gritty comedy celebrates the colorful, fractured characters that define the city's spirit. D'Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, was a Pulitzer finalist for her work on Detroit.  She was commissioned to write Airline Highway in 2014 for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The show made its Broadway debut in 2015 and earned four Tony Nominations. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

NNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public TheatreNNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the 2016-17 Annual Commission is awarded to Core Member Cleveland Public Theatre (OH) and playwright Nikkole Salter. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Gallery Players announces the fourth show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Marry Me A Little.  This charming and touching musical revue was conceived and developed by Craig Lucas & Norman Rene, and features songs by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Theater 2020 to Present SWEENEY TODD, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street!Theater 2020 to Present SWEENEY TODD, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' NY Innovative Theater Award multi-nominated professional theater company has announced its Winter 2017 run of the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller 'Sweeney Todd,' in a limited run of 16 performances, Friday, February 10th - Sunday, March 12th, 2017. (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents FLIM-FLAM A World-Premiere ComedyTheatre Rhinoceros Presents FLIM-FLAM A World-Premiere Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Three actors are desperate for work. They try commercials, they try theatre, they even try movies of questionable repute but all fails. So they take their show on the road hoping to find employment in America's heartland. There they discover an America redder than red and a society on the verge of implosion and despair. Set in the present day, this comedy speaks to the darkest psyche of a troubled nation. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage CompanyVIDEO: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs For A New World. (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents Clark Gesner's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWNThe Gallery Players Presents Clark Gesner's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Gallery Players announces its "family-friendly" production of Clark Gesner's, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and added music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa, this revised version of the 1967 classic musical brings Gallery's 50th Anniversary Season into the new year. (more...)

Hudson Stage Announces Staged Reading of TWO HENRYSHudson Stage Announces Staged Reading of TWO HENRYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

In the dead of winter, Henry flies from New York to Florida to offer condolences at the funeral of a father figure he never knew. But as the booze flows at the wake, are the surviving widow and her grown daughter ready to raise a glass to the unexpected guest? Set in 2012, somewhere between the dusk of the worst days of the AIDS crisis and the dawn of marriage equality, TWO HENRYS is a humor-laced drama about guilt and grief, perceptions and prejudices and the urge to find a family. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New AudienceDavid Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Park Square and Mu Performing Arts to Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONGPark Square and Mu Performing Arts to Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with a Mu Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre co-production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes, based on the 2002 book adaptation by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellowface, Chinglish).  Previously produced by Mu in 2009, this will be a fully reimagined production featuring new and familiar faces. Flower Drum Song, created by legendary musical theater duo Rodgers and Hammerstein takes audiences to the vibrant world of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s to Club Chop Suey, a nightclub owned by a Chinese-American family. Old World tradition clashes with New World trends as two generations, father and son, struggle to honor and protect their cultural traditions while adapting to the changing times. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

It's not a mystery why Cleveland audiences scramble to the theatre when a Ken Ludwig piece is set to take the stage. Ludwig's witty works are always guaranteed to leave audiences howling with laughter, and this master of madcap's latest work to come to Cleveland Play House is no exception. (more...)

Bio-Drama ADAM, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr., to Play Castillo TheaterBio-Drama ADAM, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr., to Play Castillo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

To deepen our understanding of the most powerful, charismatic and complex Black politician of modern times, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present 'ADAM,' a bio-drama on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Peter DeAnda, from February 9 to March 12 at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Company Announces January 2017 Production of THE GUT GIRLSAlumnae Theatre Company Announces January 2017 Production of THE GUT GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Part of their Retrospective Series leading up to their 100th anniversary in 2017/18, the Alumnae Theatre Company is proud to present British dramatist Sarah Daniels' THE GUT GIRLS. Surprisingly funny and hard-hitting, this beautifully written piece follows the fortunes of the proud and brash working-class gut girls. When the gutting sheds are shut and their way of life disappears, the girls must try and find a place in the new world order of late Victorian London. Commissioned to write a play that would appeal to unionized workers during the Thatcher era, Daniels' THE GUT GIRLS explores issues of women's and workers' rights, the burden of social expectations, and the struggle for self-worth. (more...)

Up Next, A Musical Comedy Of Errors! Presented By Triton TalentUp Next, A Musical Comedy Of Errors! Presented By Triton Talent
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

It's the age old tale of boy meets girl....  Did we mention yet that boy has a very impressive penile implant? (more...)

Photo Flash: Prague Shakespeare Co.'s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Main Street Theater New Year's Eve Through 1/15Photo Flash: Prague Shakespeare Co.'s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Main Street Theater New Year's Eve Through 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

In Prague Shakespeare Company's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of the Bard's classic to raise morale of the troops on the front. Main Street Theater brings this novel interpretation of the William Shakespeare comedy to its Rice Village location from December 31 to January 15, 2017. (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre and Gateway Performance Productions to Bring Local Legend to Life in THE ONE AND ONLY IVANSynchronicity Theatre and Gateway Performance Productions to Bring Local Legend to Life in THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Synchronicity Theatre and Gateway Performance Productions bring a local legend to life with The One and Only Ivan, an adaptation with movement and puppetry of Katherine Applegate's Newbery Award-winning novel based on the true story of Ivan the Gorilla, who found a home at Zoo Atlanta from 1994 to 2012. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents the East Bay Premiere of WELLContra Costa Civic Theatre Presents the East Bay Premiere of WELL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The hilariously complicated relationship of a daughter and her mother takes center stage when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Tony award-winner Lisa Kron's thought-provoking comedy, Well, directed by Susan E. Evans, from February 17-March 12. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012. (more...)

New Generation Theater Company to Celebrate Jonathan Larson with LOUDER THAN WORDSNew Generation Theater Company to Celebrate Jonathan Larson with LOUDER THAN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

New Generation Theater Company brings back the works of Jonathan Larson's 'Rent' and 'tick...tick...BOOM' to New York City in a two night only performance. LOUDER THAN WORDS, a musical tribute to one of Broadway's most celebrated composers, runs on January 7th and 14th 7:00PM, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre. (more...)

Theatre9/12 to Present SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION This WinterTheatre9/12 to Present SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In a deeply divided country where red and blue are miles apart, the actors of Theatre9/12 present a play celebrating the connection of all human souls and the duality of existence.  John Guare's multi-award winning play-nominated for a Pulitzer Prize-Six Degrees of Separation is about a wealthy Manhattan couple who are visited upon by a bloodied college student who turns out to be Sidney Poitier's son-or is he?  This funny and harrowing AEA member project code production features 17 local actors from Theatre9/12's collective. (more...)

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