Actors' Equity News

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OUR AMERICAN COUSIN and More Set for Parson's Nose Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater, led by Artistic Director Lance Davis, announces its 15th anniversary season of classic theater in Southern California. (more...)

triangle productions! to Stage TICK, TICK...BOOM! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

triangle productions! is pleased to announce the Oregon Premiere of tick, tick...BOOM! by Jonathan Larson (RENT), starring Drew Harper*, Danielle Purdy, and James Sharinghousen. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 55th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. This multiple Tony and Drama Desk award nominee, with book by Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys) and Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher), and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), plays weekends from Sep 19-Oct 19. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Rockin' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 14, 2014

New arts center raises the bar for a Shakespeare favorite (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HURRICANE at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

In the new musical comedy The Hurricane, composer, lyricist and book writer Bjorn Berkhout has reimagined Shakespeare's The Tempest set on Fire Island. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action at FringeNYC! (more...)

MUSE Welcomes Greg Pragel, Sets Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Even before MUSE completes its run in Theatre for the New City's Dream-Up Festival, Shakespeare's Sister Company has solidified dates for the production out-of-town. (more...)

'Preying Hands' a New Book Inspired by the True Story of Deaf Students Molested by Priest in 1960s, Illustrates Victims' Long Fight for Justice
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Playwrights Richard Medugno and Howie Seago have written and published a play titled Preying Hands A Drama Inspired by Actual Events. The drama spans four decades and tells the story of a group of Wisconsin deaf students who were molested by a Catholic priest at the St. John's School for the Deaf in the 1960s and their long struggle for justice. The book is now available through Amazon's CreateSpace at https://www.createspace.com/4779488. (more...)

G&L Theatre Box Office to Re-Open 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The on-site box office at the G&L Theatre, home to Naples equity theater group TheatreZone, will re-open starting on Wednesday, September 3, from 10 am until 12 noon, today announced artistic director Mark Danni. (more...)

Off The Wall to Stage UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Underneath the Lintel's sole character-the Librarian-embarks on a quest to find out who anonymously returned a library book that is 113 years overdue. A clue scribbled in the margin of the book and an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket take him on a mysterious adventure that spans the globe and the ages. Directed by Randy Kovitz and Cameron Knight. (more...)

Canadian Play SEXY LAUNDRY to Receive Regional Premiere at Park Square 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Park Square opens its season next month with Michele Riml's delightful comedy, SEXY LAUNDRY September 12-28 (with previews: September 5-11). A critically acclaimed playwright from Vancouver, British Columbia, Riml turns the rom com on its head and paints a moving and hilarious portrait of a marriage on the rocks. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present NEXT TO NORMAL at North Park Theatre, Opening 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL, (press opening on Saturday, September 27) at the North Park Theatre. (more...)

THE VIEW's Sherri Shepherd to Star as 'Madame' in Broadway's CINDERELLA This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Sherri Shepherd announced today on ABC's 'The View' that she will join the previously announced Keke Palmer in the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA. Ms. Shepherd will make her Broadway debut on September 9 as Cinderella's wicked stepmother, Madame. (more...)

Keke Palmer on Becoming Broadway's CINDERELLA: 'I Can't Believe It's Really Happening'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Keke Palmer spoke from her home in LA about her upcoming role. (more...)

DBD Productions to Bring HALFWAY, NEBRASKA to FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

DBD PRODUCTIONS will present the world premiere of HALFWAY, NEBRASKA as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, written by Briandaniel Oglesby (She Gets Naked in the End - Latinidad Award) and directed by Daniel R. Melnick. (more...)

Keke Palmer Will Make Broadway Debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that actress, talk show host and recording artist Keke Palmer will make her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role on September 9, 2014, thus making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Actors Equity honored CINDERELLA with their award "Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway" in 2013. (more...)

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