Actors' Equity News

A GREAT WILDERNESS Touches on Timely Themes at Beck CenterA GREAT WILDERNESS Touches on Timely Themes at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts proudly presents the regional premiere of A Great Wilderness March 3 through April 9, 2017 in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: NATURE to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by March 2. (more...)

Re-Imagined SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Comes to VancouverRe-Imagined SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Comes to Vancouver
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Songs For A New World is a rare kind of show, neither a musical nor a revue, but a song cycle, exploring immigration, war, motherhood, poverty, and the singular moments that transform our lives. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents THE FARETheater for the New City Presents THE FARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Textile Co. is presenting The Fare, a new play about how a dispute between a Pakistani cabbie and a banker sets off events that change both of their lives. The show, which  runs at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., in Manhattan, March 16 to 26 Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m., is an Actors' Equity approved showcase. (more...)

Laura Schellhardt's UPRIGHT GRAND Coming to Citadel This MarchLaura Schellhardt's UPRIGHT GRAND Coming to Citadel This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Dad tickles the ivories in a dive. His daughter dazzles in concert halls. In between them, the bittersweet dance of parent and child, present and past, dream and disappointment plays out in the key of life. Upright Grand, by Chicago-based playwright Laura Schellhardt, is wonderfully schmaltzy and boldly exposes emotion with old fashioned charm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moving Farm Life Tale A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN to Open at Playhouse on ParkPhoto Flash: Moving Farm Life Tale A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN to Open at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is Friday, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Gears Up for WHO AM I THIS TIME?Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Gears Up for WHO AM I THIS TIME?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The subject of this play-as we are told at the outset-is love, pure and complicated. Adapted from three Kurt Vonnegut stories, playwright Aaron Posner sews together a seamless evening of hilarity. Down a well-worn path, hand-in-hand, take a walk with seven versatile actors as you catch a genuine glimpse into humankind's most elusive sentiment. Real folks. Real fun. Real love. (more...)

'AMERICAN SCOREBOARD' Reading Series to Continue with Tom Price Hearing'AMERICAN SCOREBOARD' Reading Series to Continue with Tom Price Hearing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD: The Trump Administration is a series of readings that reflect the issues that President Donald Trump faces in office. The next reading in the series will take place on March 1, 2017 at 7pm and focus on the confirmation hearings for Tom Price, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowNew Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORONNorth Coast Repertory Theatre presents THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

"Hilarious" is the only way to describe THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? as Robert Dubac, ransacks his brain to answer the age old question, 'What do women want?' This hit one-man show pinpoints the differences between the sexes and then celebrates them with ninety minutes of non-stop laughter. It is a multi-character comedy with Mr. Dubac playing all the roles. (more...)

Pakistani Cabbie and Banker's Lives Collide in New Play at TNCPakistani Cabbie and Banker's Lives Collide in New Play at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Textile Co. is presenting The Fare, a new play about how a dispute between a Pakistani cabbie and a banker sets off events that change both of their lives. (more...)

FOOL FOR LOVE at Magic Theatre Extends Through 3/5FOOL FOR LOVE at Magic Theatre Extends Through 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Magic Theatre extends its legacy revival of Sam Shepard's award-winning drama Fool for Love until March 5th due to popular demand. The production was slated to close on February 26th, but five performances have been added to the end of the run after enthusiastic feedback from audiences and rave reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, and San Jose Mercury News. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory Brings Memorable Theatre Experiences to McHenry CountyWilliams Street Repertory Brings Memorable Theatre Experiences to McHenry County
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Williams Street Repertory is a non-profit theatre company now in its sixth season in residence at Raue Center For The Arts in downtown Crystal Lake, Ill. Over the past six years, WSR has built a reputation as one of Illinois' leading producing theatres and has become a unique and valuable asset to the McHenry County community. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin TonightPerformances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

The Purple Rose Theatre Hits 100-Play Milestone with VINO VERITASThe Purple Rose Theatre Hits 100-Play Milestone with VINO VERITAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Purple Rose Theatre Company celebrates its 100-play milestone by bringing back an audience favorite,  "Vino Veritas," by Detroit playwright David MacGregor. (more...)

Kickshaw Theatre Presents HERE'S TO YOU, HERE'S TO ME Next MonthKickshaw Theatre Presents HERE'S TO YOU, HERE'S TO ME Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

'Drink with us. Let us celebrate you. And then you celebrate her. And she celebrates them. Round and round we go." Kickshaw Theatre, Ann Arbor's pop-up professional theatre company, presents a completely original 30-minute show called Here's to You, Here's to Me at local restaurants next month. (more...)

League of Resident Theatres and Actors' Equity Extend Talks to Continue Dispute NegotiationsLeague of Resident Theatres and Actors' Equity Extend Talks to Continue Dispute Negotiations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

John Pinto, Acting Director of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), issued the following statement today on behalf of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and the Actors' Equity Association (AEA), regarding progress in their ongoing labor contract negotiations affecting 72 member theaters in 29 states, including the District of Columbia: (more...)

League of Resident Theatres and Actors' Equity Issue Progress Report in Contract TalksLeague of Resident Theatres and Actors' Equity Issue Progress Report in Contract Talks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

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Roaring Third Productions presents SHADOW OF THE RUNRoaring Third Productions presents SHADOW OF THE RUN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run is hunting his next victim while severed limbs lay in the streets. Nearby, drinks are flowing, bets are placed, and morals are slipping. Can you keep your wits until Detective Eliot Ness can catch the killer? (more...)

James Sherman's BEAU JEST Set for Concert and Theatre Arts Series at B'nai TorahJames Sherman's BEAU JEST Set for Concert and Theatre Arts Series at B'nai Torah
by Carol Kassie - Feb 9, 2017

The Concert and Theatre Arts Series at B'nai Torah and Producer/Director Shari Upbin will bring James Sherman's 'comedy with romance', Beau Jest, to the B'nai Torah Stage for one performance only, on February 22nd at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for MACBETH, THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST at Oak Park Festival TheatreCast, Creatives Set for MACBETH, THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST at Oak Park Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

An action-filled Shakespeare tragedy paired with a swashbuckling, award-winning, rip-roaring comedy! This summer Oak Park Festival Theatre is filling Austin Gardens with epic passions and death-defying sword fights as we bring to life MACBETH by William Shakespeare and THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST by Thomas Heywood. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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