Actors' Equity News

by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

Cherry Creek Theatre Company presents Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe Dipietro and directed by Gavin Mayer on October 3 - 26, 2014. (more...)

Park Square to Present THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, Begin. 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

Park Square opens its brand new Andy Boss Thrust Stage next month with Sandra Cisneros' THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET. In a new adaptation by Amy Ludwig, THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET paints a moving portrait of Esperanza Cordero, a 'yellow weed among the city cracks,' who dreams of a better, safer life far from her Chicago barrio. The Chicago Tribune called Cisneros' work '...a cascade of of the finest books penned about finding, understanding, keeping, leaving and (eventually) returning to your place.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night of San Diego Musical Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Lily Lim - Sep 28, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL at the North Park Theatre. It opened on September 26, 2014, and BroadwayWorld brings opening night bows and press night photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bets Malone and More in SDMT's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL, (press opening this Saturday, September 27) at the North Park Theatre. Preview is tonight, September 26, 2014, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Actors' Equity Launches 'Ask if it's Equity' Campaign in Chicago
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 26, 2014

The Chicago Tribune reported today that Actors' Equity will launch a new advertizing and social media campaign in Chicago that will 'educate' audiences about the difference between Equity and non-Equity touring productions of Broadway musicals.' (more...)

Bets Malone Stars in San Diego Musical Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL, (press opening this Saturday, September 27) at the North Park Theatre. Preview is tonight, September 26, 2014. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Names New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's Producing Artistic Director, Spiro Veloudos, and its Board of Directors today announced that they have named Matt Chapuran as the 40-year-old theater company's new managing director. He will assume his full-time duties at The Lyric Stage on October 20, 2014. (more...)

Actors' Equity Launching L.A. Theatre Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Actors' Equity Association (Equity) has announced a focused campaign to bring live theater to the forefront in Los Angeles. At its September meeting, Equity's National Council passed a resolution to support a member mobilization and communications effort. Equity is embarking on a series of initiatives to learn more about its membership's ideas and concern about theater in L.A. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

Nicholas Dromard, Keith Hines, Hayden Milanes and Drew Seeley to Star in JERSEY BOYS in San Diego, 10/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Casting has been announced for the San Diego engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at The San Diego Civic Theatre from October 21-26. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito), Keith Hines (Nick Massi), Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli) and Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

Theatre Bay Area Announces TBA Awards Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Theatre Bay Area (TBA), the nonprofit service organization for theatre and dance in the Bay Area, has announced the finalists ( for the inaugural year of the TBA Awards. This new, peer-adjudicated awards program has been created to celebrate artistic achievement in professionally oriented theatre across the entire Bay Area. Awards will be announced in almost two dozen categories in each of three tiers designed to reflect a theatre company's resources and professional affiliations. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will return to Los Angeles after an absence of ten years. The company's program includes the Los Angeles premiere of excerpts from 'Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,' a collaboration of the company's Founder/Artistic Director Garth Fagan, Wynton Marsalis and California-based visual artist Alison Saar. 'Lighthouse' opened the Brooklyn Academy of Music season in 2012. Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run October 3-5, 2014. (more...)

Park Square to Present 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Park Square continues its 2014-2015 season next month with Moises Kaufman's 33 VARIATIONS. The acclaimed author of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project explores genius, obsession and the ability to connect against all odds. Edwin Strout and Karen Landry* play Ludwig van Beethoven and Dr. Katherine Brandt, separated by a continent and a century, but little else. Entertainment Weekly hailed 33 VARIATIONS as 'a convincing case for the genius of emotional variation in each of us, whether we're Beethoven or not.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of SDMT's NEXT TO NORMAL - Bets Malone, Robert J. Townsend and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2014

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

Hillbarn Theatre Extends FUNNY GIRL Through 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Due to overwhelming ticket sales and critical acclaim, Hillbarn Theatre has announced that an extra week of performances will be added to the current schedule of the 2014-2015 season opening performance of Funny Girl. Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, September 21, tickets are now on-sale through Sunday, September 28. Funny Girl will perform at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City). Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Single tickets range in price from $23 - $42 and are available now by calling 650.349.6411 ext. 2 or visiting (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SDMT's NEXT TO NORMAL Sings for The Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL cast members, Robert J. Townsend and Bets Malone, accompanied by Rayme Sciaromi, performed songs on September 4th at 'A Night Out for Trevor' for the San Diego Ambassadors for the Trevor Project at Martini's on Fourth Table & Stage. In this video, watch Townsend and Malone sing 'I've Been,' and 'I Miss the Mountains,' respectively. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- CCCT Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 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. Check out production photos below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Chambersburg, Tickets on Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Tickets for Totem Pole Playhouse's holiday presentation of A Christmas Carol at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg will go on sale to the public beginning Monday, September 8th along with gift certificates for the show. The production, which is being produced in association with the Chambersburg Community Theatre, will open December 11th and run through December 21st for ten performances. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Two years ago, with funding from The James Irvine Foundation and in partnership with Latino Health Access, South Coast Repertory launched a play-development project in Santa Ana called Dialogue/Diálogos. The project captured the stories and memories of nearly 1,000 of the city's Latino residents, which created the core of a new bilingual play, The Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy,written by José Cruz González. (more...)

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