Arena Stage News

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on BroadwayDEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has just announced that Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has recouped its production costs in just 8.5 months on Broadway. Capitalized at $9.5 million, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it's broken all box office records and been playing to standing-room-only crowds since. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old GlobeCast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST Provokes at Arena StageBWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST Provokes at Arena Stage
by Pamela Roberts - Jul 14, 2017

THE ORIGINALIST at Arena Stage introduces Antonin Scalia as "the most polarizing figure in American civic life." When a liberal Harvard Law grad ("I fall in the flaming category") clerks for the justice, she encounters both maddening combatant and sage mentor. (more...)

Molly Smith Enters 20th Anniversary Season as Artistic Director of Arena StageMolly Smith Enters 20th Anniversary Season as Artistic Director of Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

With the official opening night of the critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, Artistic Director Molly Smith enters her 20th anniversary season at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

16th Street Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season Continues with Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND16th Street Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season Continues with Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the premiere of Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND directed by HEIDI STILLMAN, August 31 - October 7, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30 PM.  Link to press photos here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9HDkygjZoH9c1h5Q2lPbGJXM28 (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley RepCast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Vocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third SeasonVocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch their all-star third season with a special benefit event featuring a rare DC-area appearance of vocal legend Marilyn Maye. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center TheaterAyad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

10th Annual Mimi Awards to Celebrate Top American Playwrights This December10th Annual Mimi Awards to Celebrate Top American Playwrights This December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the 10th-Annual "Mimi" Awards will be presented on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Lincoln Center Theater. The "Mimi" Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. (more...)

PCPA Receives National Endowment for the Arts GrantPCPA Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre was awarded a $10,000 Arts Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This FallImmersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Uma Thurman to Make Broadway Debut in HOUSE OF CARDS Creator's THE PARISIAN WOMANUma Thurman to Make Broadway Debut in HOUSE OF CARDS Creator's THE PARISIAN WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, 'Imposters') will make her Broadway debut this fall in The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new power play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon (Farragut North, Ides of March), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park). (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For AllFaran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Greg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second StageGreg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY, has been added to the 2017-18 season. The production will open in Winter 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Cal Shakes presents West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEYCal Shakes presents West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the West Coast premiere of black odyssey, a thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore. black odyssey marks the Cal Shakes debut of Oakland native Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand at Berkeley Rep), and is only the second production ever of the play, which is being re-set in Oakland for Cal Shakes. Directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, fresh from directing Berkeley Rep's smash hit An Octoroon, the production will also feature vocal compositions by Linda Tillery and Molly Holm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gregory LiningtonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gregory Linington
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 10, 2017

Today's subject, Gregory Linington, is currently living his theatre life onstage at Theater J playing Harry Hyman, the doctor with a big heart and strong attraction to one of his patients, in Arthur Miller's rarely produced Broken Glass. The production has been extended and now runs through July 16th. (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST, About Justice Antonin Scalia, Adds Week of Shows at Arena StageTHE ORIGINALIST, About Justice Antonin Scalia, Adds Week of Shows at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will receive an additional week of performances during its summer return engagement at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO and More Receive 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play AwardStephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO and More Receive 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the first round of the 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

Steep Theatre Announces Seventeenth SeasonSteep Theatre Announces Seventeenth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Steep Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming 17th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

???????Eugene O'Neill's celebrated Pulitzer Prize winning drama and hit of the 2016 season, is returning to the Wharf House at the Provincetown Marina for 2017. The Provincetown Dramatic Arts production of Anna Christie was selected as one of the Best Plays of 2016 and Sarah MacDonnell was honored as one of the best female performances in her role of Anna (by the Cape Cod Times). The play opens on July 13 and runs Thursday - Sunday until July 30. Margaret Van Sant, Artistic Director of the Provincetown Dramatic Arts, directs. (more...)

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