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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...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue 2014-2015 Season with BODY AWARENESS, 10/29-11/16Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue 2014-2015 Season with BODY AWARENESS, 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will continue their 2014-2015 season with Body Awareness by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Annie Baker, playing November 1st through 16th, with $30 preview performances on October 29th and 30th. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley November 28-December 28. Directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Beth Dixon, David Howey, Anthony Lawton, and Kathleen McNenny. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-BroadwayThe Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The new Broadway revival of On The Town, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens tonight, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the talented cast of Broadway's latest revival. Meet the company below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOEPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 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. Check out phtoos from the cast meet and greet below! (more...)

Arena Stage to Honor Sheldon Harnick and Sen. Tim Kaine at FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening, 11/12Arena Stage to Honor Sheldon Harnick and Sen. Tim Kaine at FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

As part of the opening night celebration for Fiddler on the Roof, the iconic musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide for the past 50 years, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to lyricist Sheldon Harnick and the American Voice Award to Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. (more...)

Tarragon Announces Cast for Morris Panych's SEXTETTarragon Announces Cast for Morris Panych's SEXTET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of Sextet, written and directed by the prolific, award-winning Morris Panych, one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights and directors. Chock-full of Panych's trademark wit, this hilarious comic drama about six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour opens November 12 and runs to December 14 (previews from November 5) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, 11/12-12/28Olney Theatre Center to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, 11/12-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for professional theater performance and education, concludes its critically-acclaimed 76thAnniversary season with the area professional premiere of the 'Under the Sea' musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid, November 12 - December 28, 2014 on the Mainstage. Starring Helen Hayes Award-winner Donna Migliaccio and newcomer Lara Zinn, the classic musical features memorable songs such as 'A Part of Your World' and 'Poor Unfortunate Souls' as well as the Academy Award®-Winning Best Original Song 'Under the Sea'. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14Northlight Theatre to Present THE MOUSETRAP, 11/7-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Jonathan Berry. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from November 7 - December 14, 2014. The press opening is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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