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BWW Reviews: YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE Strikes a ChordBWW Reviews: YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE Strikes a Chord
by Leigh Byron - Apr 21, 2015

YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE began its three-week run April 17 at the Two River Theater in Red Bank by focusing on the important issue of race in America. Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson's script and direction produced a realistic and meaningful production that reinforced the concept that more than home is where the heart is - it's where you are as well - and asked many poignant questions whose answers appear at different points in the performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents the world premiere of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The press opening is Friday, April 17 at 8pm and performances will continue through Sunday, May 3 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. (more...)

Two River Theater Sets Inside Events for YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINETwo River Theater Sets Inside Events for YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces special Inside Two River events for its production of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, a world premiere written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Featured in the cast are Brandon J. Dirden (Zeke), Andrew Hovelson (Randall), Merritt Janson (Judith), Roslyn Ruff (Janeece), and Charles Weldon (Zebedee). The production will run through May 3, 2015, with the opening night on April 17, 2015. Single tickets starting at $20 are now available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine is sponsored by lead sponsor WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and WBGO.org. (more...)

Brandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterBrandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run April 11-May 3, 2015, with the opening night on April 17, 2015. Single tickets starting at $20 are now available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine is sponsored by lead sponsor WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and WBGO.org. (more...)

Michael Urie, Richard Kind & More Set for The Pearl's Inaugural MODERN/CLASSICS ReadingsMichael Urie, Richard Kind & More Set for The Pearl's Inaugural MODERN/CLASSICS Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

New York's home for the Classics announces its inaugural exploration of what modern language brings to timeless stories. With 12 days of readings and discussions, The Pearl's Resident Acting Company and three contemporary playwrights will investigate the power of language, the fortitude of classic stories, and the tricky role of the adapter in tackling these often-told tales. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Presents TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Beginning TonightTheatre for a New Audience Presents TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

John Douglas Thompson will lead a company of 19 actors playing 60 roles in the first major New York production since Broadway 1956 of Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, announced. Directed and edited by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Marlowe's two-part drama will be performed as one 3.5-hour play, plus a 30-minute intermission. (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Hanks LUCKY GUY Cabbie Surprises NBC's 'Today' ShowVIDEO: Tom Hanks LUCKY GUY Cabbie Surprises NBC's 'Today' Show
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Yesterday, BWW told you about the New York cab driver who picked up Tom Hanks and in return received free tickets to the actor's then Broadway show 'Lucky Guy.' Today, the cabbie surprised TODAY's Hoda Kotb, another one of his recent passengers. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

John Douglas Thompson will lead a company of 19 actors playing 60 roles in the first major New York production since Broadway 1956 of Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, announced. Directed and edited by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Marlowe's two-part drama will be performed as one 3.5-hour play, plus a 30-minute intermission. (more...)

Finn Wittrock, David Schramm & More Set for HOLIDAY Staged Reading TodayFinn Wittrock, David Schramm & More Set for HOLIDAY Staged Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The Acting Company presents a benefit staged reading of Holiday by Philip Barry at 7 pm tonight, Monday, December 16 at the Mainstage Theater (at Playwrights Horizons), 416 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). (more...)

Finn Wittrock, David Schramm & More Set for HOLIDAY Staged Reading, 12/16Finn Wittrock, David Schramm & More Set for HOLIDAY Staged Reading, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

The Acting Company will present a benefit staged reading of Holiday by Philip Barry at 7 pm on Monday, December 16 at the Mainstage Theater (at Playwrights Horizons), 416 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). The performance-starring Acting Company Founding Member David Schramm (Finian's Rainbow, TV's Wings), Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher, Noises Off), Andrew Hovelson (Lucky Guy, Enemy of the People), Liv Rooth (Venus in Fur, Born Yesterday, Is He Dead?), Danielle Skraastad (All My Sons), Brendan Titley (Macbeth), Finn Wittrock (Death of a Salesman), Acting Company Alum Georgia Cohen, David Quay and Victoria Mack-will be followed by a reception with the cast and director,Janet Zarish, Head of Acting, Graduate Acting Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and an Acting Company Alumna. Tickets @ $35 and $60 (Patron) are available from 212-258-3111. (more...)

BWW Flashback: LUCKY GUY, Starring Tom Hanks, Closes on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: LUCKY GUY, Starring Tom Hanks, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2013

LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Tom Hanks in the world premiere production of Nora Ephron's final work, has broken the record three times as the highest grossing play in Broadway history. The show was nominated for six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Play, with Courtney B. Vance winning for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer winning for Best Lighting Design of a Play. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe, LUCKY GUY opened April 1, 2013 at the Broadhurst Theatre, and closes today, July 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld takes you back to LUCKY GUY's beginnings on Broadway below! (more...)

Tom Hanks-Led LUCKY GUY Extends Through July 3Tom Hanks-Led LUCKY GUY Extends Through July 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, will extend its run through Today, July 3 only. Lucky Guy, which opened April 1 to critical acclaim at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), is the final work by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Chats LUCKY GUY on 'Letterman'VIDEO: Tom Hanks Chats LUCKY GUY on 'Letterman'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Tony nominee Tom Hanks stopped by and told host Letterman how he got juiced up to perform on Broadway's 'Lucky Guy' with a cold. Check out clips from the appearance below! (more...)

LUCKY GUY Enters Final Week of Performances on BroadwayLUCKY GUY Enters Final Week of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, is now in its final performances on Broadway. The production, the final work by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe, was extended by popular demand through Wednesday, July 3 when it ends its record-breaking limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

LUCKY GUY Now Selling Tickets Through TodayLUCKY GUY Now Selling Tickets Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron's play Lucky Guy, to be directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Tom Hanks on Taking LUCKY GUY to London: 'It's in Our Hearts If Not Our Pocketbooks - Yet'Tom Hanks on Taking LUCKY GUY to London: 'It's in Our Hearts If Not Our Pocketbooks - Yet'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, two-time Academy Award winner and 2013 Tony nominee Tom Hanks may be taking Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy to London. The actor is in talks for a West End opening in 2014, and he elaborated during an interview on tonight's Tonys red carpet, saying there are still 'no definite plans to take Lucky Guy to London', but that 'the idea's in our hearts if not in our pocketbooks - yet.' (more...)

LUCKY GUY's Vance & Wolfe Set for LEONARD LOPATE TomorrowLUCKY GUY's Vance & Wolfe Set for LEONARD LOPATE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

LUCKY GUY Tony nominees, Courtney B. Vance and George C. Wolfe will appear on WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show" on Friday, June 6 at 1:00PM. Locally, the program airs on WNYC 93.9FM, AM820 and on www.wnyc.org. Elsewhere, check local listings. (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Talks LUCKY GUY on MORNING JOEVIDEO: Tom Hanks Talks LUCKY GUY on MORNING JOE
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2013

LUCKY GUY Tony nominee Tom Hanks joined Tom Brokaw, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle on "Morning Joe" this morning to discuss the play. Check out Hanks' full 25-minute interview below! (more...)

Tom Hanks, George C. Wolfe and More Talk LUCKY GUY on CHARLIE ROSETom Hanks, George C. Wolfe and More Talk LUCKY GUY on CHARLIE ROSE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

LUCKY GUY Tony nominees Tom Hanks, Courtney B. Vance, director George C. Wolfe were joined by Nora Ephron's son, Jacob Bernstein for a panel on 'Charlie Rose' recently. Click HERE to watch the segment. (more...)

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