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Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Actors' Equity Makes Changes to LA Theater Proposal But Will Require Minimum Wage at 99-Seat VenuesActors' Equity Makes Changes to LA Theater Proposal But Will Require Minimum Wage at 99-Seat Venues
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

After considering feedback from members, the National Council of Actors' Equity Association (Equity) today adopted a broad set of options that include several important changes to the original proposal, including the availability of the Showcase Code, a Small Professional Theatre Agreement, and changes to the Los Angeles Membership Company Rule. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Soars to Complex HeightsBWW Reviews: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Soars to Complex Heights
by Brian Rivera - Apr 17, 2015

The weather was gorgeous, the traffic was more 'meh' than usual, and I was able to not only find a parking spot in Long Island City, but also successfully parallel park in said parking spot. Living in the suburbs of Long Island my entire life, this was a pretty big deal: leading up to my arrival at the Chain Theatre for Variations Theatre Group's production of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by Dale Wasserman - based on the novel by Ken Kesey, which also inspired the five-time Academy Award-winning film. (more...)

SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at NorthlightSHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

B Street Presents 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Tales' by Mark TwainB Street Presents 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Tales' by Mark Twain
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

B Street Theatre's Family Series, California's only fully professional, resident theater for children, is pleased to present The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Tales by Mark Twain. The production features a collection of stories originally written by prolific American author and humorist Mark Twain. These classic tales have been transformed into an outrageously fun and fast- paced adaptation for the stage by Buck Busfield, Greg Alexander and David Pierini (more...)

New York's City Parks Foundation to Bring BROWNSVILLE BRED to Summerstage 30New York's City Parks Foundation to Bring BROWNSVILLE BRED to Summerstage 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Elaine Del Valle returns, for the first time in 25 years, to her hometown of Brownsville Brooklyn NY, to perform her multiple award winning Off Broadway play, Brownsville Bred, as part of New York's City Parks Foundation 30th Anniversary of SummerStage. (more...)

The Chicago Inclusion Project to Launch with THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, 6/1The Chicago Inclusion Project to Launch with THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Chicago Inclusion Project Founder and Producer Emjoy Gavino announces the launch of The Chicago Inclusion Project, a collective dedicated to championing inclusion and diversity in Chicago theatre. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present THE LAST ROMANCEIvoryton Playhouse to Present THE LAST ROMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

On an ordinary day in a routine life, an 80-year-old widower named Ralph decides to takes a different path on his daily walk - one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol. Defying Carol's reticence - and the jealousy of his lonely sister Rose - he embarks on the trip of a lifetime and regains a happiness that seemed all but lost. (more...)

TheatreZone Artistic Director Named Baldwin-Wallace University's 2015 Outstanding EducatorTheatreZone Artistic Director Named Baldwin-Wallace University's 2015 Outstanding Educator
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Baldwin-Wallace University today announced alumni Mark Danni of Naples, Florida has been named a 2015 Outstanding Educator. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Danni is a 1988 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/6/2015 - Helen Hayes Awards, 20TH CENTURY Stars at 92Y and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/6/2015 - Helen Hayes Awards, 20TH CENTURY Stars at 92Y and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 6, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Helen Hayes Awards are set for tonight, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY heads to 92Y and more! (more...)

Actors Petition for Equity Boycott of Indiana Due to 'Religious Freedom' ActActors Petition for Equity Boycott of Indiana Due to 'Religious Freedom' Act
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

After Tony winner Audra McDonald led the theatre community's charge against Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence on March 26, a group of actors has started a petition asking the Actors Equity Association to pull its tours and thesps from the state. (more...)

Ryan O'Connor, Frances Fisher and Linda Hart Set for MUSICAL MONDAYS LOVES 99, 4/6Ryan O'Connor, Frances Fisher and Linda Hart Set for MUSICAL MONDAYS LOVES 99, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Ryan O'Connor and Musical Mondays Los Angeles have announced that in solidarity with the Pro99 movement to spread the word to VOTE NO on the Actors Equity proposal for 99-seat theatre in Los Angeles, a special event will be held at Musical Mondays on April 6th at 9 PM. (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of NomineesBreaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and hosted by Emmy-nominated actors Anna Chlumsky (“Veep,” Broadway's Living on Love) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family,” this summer's The Tempest). This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

Katherine Vondy's THE FERMI PARADOX Wins 2015 Davey Foundation Theatre Grant; Workshop Set for SLAC This AugKatherine Vondy's THE FERMI PARADOX Wins 2015 Davey Foundation Theatre Grant; Workshop Set for SLAC This Aug
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) and The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2015 Davey Foundation Theatre Grant is Katherine Vondy's THE FERMI PARADOX. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bellingham TheatreWorks' THE GHOSTS OF TONKIN at ACTPhoto Flash: First Look at Bellingham TheatreWorks' THE GHOSTS OF TONKIN at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the powerful, behind-closed- doors story of how seemingly well-intentioned public officials brought about one of the most devastating chapters in the history of the United States: The Vietnam War. And how one man, Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon, tried to stop it before it began. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Julia Cho's THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE Comes to Park Square, 5/8-31Julia Cho's THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE Comes to Park Square, 5/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Park Square continues its 40th season with Julia Cho's THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE. George (Kurt Kwan*) speaks a dozen languages, but he can't communicate with his wife, Mary. Consumed by his quest to document the dying languages of disappearing cultures, George is unable to say what he needs to say so Mary sets off for a new adventure. THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE is a magical and quirky fable about finding the words that can change your world. Talkin' Broadway called it "…a tour de force… passionate, wise and wonderful." (more...)

TheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & MoreTheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

TheatreZone founder and artistic director Mark Danni today unveiled his musical selections for the non-profit Equity professional theatre group's 11th consecutive season opening with legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch's final Broadway show Sweet Smell of Success on January 7, 2016 closely followed by The Boy From Oz in February, Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods in March and concluding with the tap dancing comedic gem Dames at Sea in May. (more...)

L.A. Actors' Equity Members to Vote on Union's 99-Seat Theater ProposalL.A. Actors' Equity Members to Vote on Union's 99-Seat Theater Proposal
by Anna Bencivengo - Mar 25, 2015

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Actors' Equity is proposing to eliminate the Los Angeles 99-Seat Theater Agreement and instead require that all actors be paid minimum wage (currently $9 an hour in L.A. County) for rehearsals and performances. (more...)

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