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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/18/2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/18/2017. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co.HAND TO GOD Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the Tony-nominated comedy Hand to God by Robert Askins on March 31-April 30.  Directed by Matt Pfeiffer with Robert Smythe as puppet designer and puppet movement director, the all-Philadelphia cast features Grace Gonglewski, Alex Keiper, Aubie Merrylees, Matteo Scammell, and William Zielinski. (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill PlayhouseJames Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway!FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 16, 2017

Following a sold out, critically acclaimed engagement at New York's Public Theater, Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey will transfer to Broadway's Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Broadway performances of Sweat will begin March 4 for a March 26, 2017 opening. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEMCourt Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problemruns March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.  (more...)

Telenovela-Inspired Hilarity Comes to Garden Theatre StageTelenovela-Inspired Hilarity Comes to Garden Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 W Plant St.) is proud to announce the outrageously funny Destiny of Desire, An Unapologetic Telenovela in Two Acts, showing March 17 - April 9, 2017. The media sponsor for Destiny of Desire is Telemundo Orlando, and supporting sponsors include Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware. This project is made possible by a grant from Duke Energy through United Arts of Central Florida. (more...)

Durham's Bartlett Theater to Present CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOYDurham's Bartlett Theater to Present CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Bartlett Theater announces complete casting today for CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by Lynn Nottage. Directed by Karen Dacons-Brock, CRUMBS begins performances on Friday, March 3rd. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Bow at The Public This MonthJohn Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Bow at The Public This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Previews for the New York premiere of Latin History for Morons will begin on Friday, February 24 at The Public Theater. (more...)

Cast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena StageCast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. (more...)

UCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREWUCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Taming of the Shrew(d), an adaptation of Shakespeare's original text by Kristen Tregar and Kyle Donnelly, directed by Kyle Donnelly. (more...)

World Premiere of RULES OF SECONDS by John Pollono Comes to LATCWorld Premiere of RULES OF SECONDS by John Pollono Comes to LATC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Honor! Madness! Blood! Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of an edgy, intense and darkly comic new play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost Girls) in a co-production of the Latino Theater Company and The Temblors, a unique new collective of seven Los Angeles-based playwrights. Rules of Seconds opens March 23 at The Los Angeles Theater Center, with low-priced previews beginning March 16. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSETRep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of 'Dorian's Closet,' a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Asolo Rep Adds Two Performances of THE ORIGINALISTAsolo Rep Adds Two Performances of THE ORIGINALIST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to popular demand, Asolo Rep has added two additional performances of THE ORIGINALIST to its nearly sold-out run. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla PlayhouseFREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin TonightPerformances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSETRep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of "Dorian's Closet," a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, "Dorian's Closet" runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Projection Design Peter NigriniDesign-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Projection Design Peter Nigrini
by in 1: the podcast - Feb 13, 2017

This week's guest is Projection Designer Peter Nigrini! Peter is currently represented on Broadway with DEAR EVAN HANSEN and he takes us through the process of creating over 4,000 pieces of video content and how he blended reality with artistry in creating the social media pages that make up the bulk of the projected content. (more...)

BWW Review: Thrilling Production of MOBY DICK Swims into South Coast RepertoryBWW Review: Thrilling Production of MOBY DICK Swims into South Coast Repertory
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 13, 2017

Hands down, this incredibly absorbing stage adaptation of MOBY DICK is one of the most stunning and enthralling pieces of theater I have had the privilege of experiencing from a Southern California stage. Continuing through February 19 at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater in Costa Mesa, this highly creative and mesmerizing play---adapted and directed by David Catlin---is a production from Chicago's highly regarded Lookingglass Theatre Company, who also produced similar successful runs of this adaptation at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. (more...)

BWW Review:  A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena StageBWW Review: A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 12, 2017

Lillian Hellman's 1941 play WATCH ON THE RHINE isn't often produced, but it's certainly a relevant one in today's troubling times. As directed in the round by Jackie Maxwell at Arena Stage, it's probably one of the best examples of a scintillating, well-written script being brought to the stage by a uniformly excellent cast. The end result is a must-see production for the serious theatergoer. (more...)

Arlington Actor and Judge William T. Newman Jr. to Headline New Production of Legendary Black MusicalArlington Actor and Judge William T. Newman Jr. to Headline New Production of Legendary Black Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Avant Bard theatre proudly presents the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, starring esteemed stage and film actor (and Arlington Circuit Court Chief Judge) William T. Newman Jr. as Oedipus. The production runs February 23 through March 26, 2017, at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, VA. (more...)

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