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Cleveland Play House to Induct 2014 Honorees at Hall of Fame Ceremony Next MonthCleveland Play House to Induct 2014 Honorees at Hall of Fame Ceremony Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will host their 18th Hall of Fame Luncheon on Thursday, November 6th in downtown Cleveland. The 2014 honorees have impacted the success of CPH through their wide-ranging achievements. This year's recipients include Joe Garry, George Gund II, Maeve McGuire, and June Squibb. Receiving the Heritage Award for his contributions to CPH will be Nelson Isekeit. Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are long-time CPH supporters Bob Blattner and Betty Fredman. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFECast, Creatives Set for The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season continues with THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE by Charles Busch. Directed by Larry Coen, the production will run November 21 - December 20, 2014. Press opening: November 23, 3pm. (more...)

Andrea Frierson to Bring ME & ELLA to 54 Below, 11/5Andrea Frierson to Bring ME & ELLA to 54 Below, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Wetrock Entertainment is pleased to present performer/writer/jazz vocalist Andrea Frierson in 'me & ella,' a musical journey back to the beginnings of a young singer enamored with Ella Fitzgerald, set against a backdrop of New York City in the 1960's. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- in the MOTOWN Green Room!BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- in the MOTOWN Green Room!
by Broadway Quick Change - Oct 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert transform the green room of one of Broadway's hottest shows- Motown! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Arena Stage's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in CostumePhoto Flash: First Look at the Cast of Arena Stage's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in Costume
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the 'King of the Jukebox'-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Arena Stage to Host Fourth Annual Military Thanksgiving, 11/28Arena Stage to Host Fourth Annual Military Thanksgiving, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Every year, hundreds of D.C.-area military families must spend the Thanksgiving holiday away from loved ones. In gratitude for their service, Arena Stage is inviting wounded warriors, service men and women and their families to a complimentary dinner and performance of Fiddler on the Roof at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW) on Friday, November 28. Arena Stage is working primarily through the USO-Metro to distribute the tickets irrespective of rank. Additional tickets are distributed through the Washington DC-Virginia Medical Center Caregiver Support Program and the Southeast Veterans Service Center. It is anticipated that about 200 service men and women and their families will experience this special evening. (more...)

theatreWashington's showTunes & Cocktails Begin 11/3theatreWashington's showTunes & Cocktails Begin 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

theatreWashington heats up the pre-holiday season with its popular showTunes & Cocktails on Mondays, November 3 and December 8, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Beacon Bar & Grill, 1615 Rhode Island, NW in Washington DC. Happy-hour prices and a pay-what-you-can admission policy add extra incentives for an event that's sure to make theatre lovers and Broadway aficionados start the week on a high note. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of OUR WAR at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of OUR WAR at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. The series launched on October 21 and continues through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at opening night below! (more...)

Casting Announced for Into The WoodsCasting Announced for Into The Woods
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Oct 27, 2014

It is my pleasure to announce that the upcoming production of Into The Woods at the Laura Pels Theatre will feature the original McCarter Theatre Center/Fiasco Theater cast. These ten extraordinary actors are Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda/Wolf/Cinderella's Prince), Paul L. Coffey (Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White/Florinda/Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother/Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella/Granny),Jennifer Mudge (Witch), Patrick Mulryan (Jack/Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood/Rapunzel). As you know, Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld (co-Artistic Directors, along with Jessie Austrian, of Fiasco Theater) are also directing this thrillingly imaginative iteration of the musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arena Stage's OUR WAR - Nothing if Not AmbitiousBWW Reviews: Arena Stage's OUR WAR - Nothing if Not Ambitious
by Jennifer Perry - Oct 27, 2014

It's not an easy one, but there are ample chances to not only marvel at the work it took to put it together, but the ambition of the actors and creative team. (more...)

Stage Guild Presents Area Premiere of PEN, 10/30-11/23Stage Guild Presents Area Premiere of PEN, 10/30-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild begins its 2014-15 Season of Love and/or Marriage with the Washington area premiere of PEN by David Marshall Grant, playing October 30 through November 23. In the production directed by Kasi Campbell, a divorced couple wrangle over their college-bound son's future, and while the boy's life is about to change, he and his mother undergo perplexing changes themselves. (more...)

Pasek & Paul, Collaboration with Signature Theatre and More Set for Act Two at Levine's 2014-15 SeasonPasek & Paul, Collaboration with Signature Theatre and More Set for Act Two at Levine's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Levine Music's musical theater department, Act Two at Levine, is pleased to announce visiting artists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Cynthia Kortman Westhphal, and an exciting new collaboration with Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, in addition to a continuing relationship with Arena Stage. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's Son House Project Launches 11/2Geva Theatre Center's Son House Project Launches 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

In December of 2013, Geva Theatre Center was selected as a recipient of a prestigious grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation to create a multimedia celebration on the life and work of legendary blues guitarist, Son House. The 18-month project, entitled "A Journey to the Son," will bring together musicians, writers, artists and the area's leading regional theatre company in a "creative collision" to celebrate one of Rochester's own, Eddie "Son" House. The project will culminate in a four-day celebration in August weaving together stories, music, theatre, film, audio recordings, storytelling and lectures. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at OUR WAR at Arena StagePhoto Flash: First Look at OUR WAR at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. The series launched on October 21 and continues through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre Invites Audience Members to Share Favorite Family Memory in Honor of 4000 MILESClarence Brown Theatre Invites Audience Members to Share Favorite Family Memory in Honor of 4000 MILES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Do you have a favorite photo of you and your Grandmother? Or, are you a Grandmother and have a favorite photo of you and your Grandson? To celebrate the message in the Clarence Brown Theatre's production of "4000 Miles," patrons are encouraged to bring a favorite photo to post on the CBT Community Collage that will be located in the lobby of the main theatre during the run. All photos with return addresses on the back will be returned. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning 11/25BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews November 25 and runs through December 21. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, November 21–December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). The company opening is scheduled for Friday, November 28. The official press opening will follow on Saturday, November 29. (more...)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and More Join OUR WAR, Beginning Tonight at Arena StageJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and More Join OUR WAR, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. The series launches today, October 21, and continues through November 9, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL At Center Stage is ElectrifyingBWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL At Center Stage is Electrifying
by Charles Shubow - Oct 20, 2014

Director David Schweizer returns to Center Stage and directs a sublime musical. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

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