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Faith Conservatory to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU This SpringFaith Conservatory to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The 'Gershwin Musical Comedy Extravaganza' CRAZY FOR YOU opens at Faith Conservatory. (more...)

Analogue Theatre to Bring STOWAWAY to HOME in Manchester This SpringAnalogue Theatre to Bring STOWAWAY to HOME in Manchester This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Award-winning Analogue Theatre will bring its highly acclaimed show STOWAWAY to HOME in Manchester, Thursday 5 - Saturday 7 May 2016. STOWAWAY tells a powerful story on the highly topical issue of migration in extreme circumstances.  (more...)

Filter Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to HOME Manchester This MayFilter Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to HOME Manchester This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Fresh from tours of India and a run in New York, Filter Theatre's 90-minute take on the Bard's joyous comedy TWELFTH NIGHT is a feast for the eyes and ears. This riotous and energetic interpretation was originally commissioned by Michael Boyd, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and will run Wed 11 - Sat 14 May 2016 at HOME in Manchester. (more...)

Tom Hewitt and Lesli Margherita to Star in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME as Part of La Mirada's 2016-17 SeasonTom Hewitt and Lesli Margherita to Star in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME as Part of La Mirada's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment have announced their 2016-2017 season of shows. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman TheatreCast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts to Present CRAZY FOR YOU This MayFaith Conservatory of the Fine Arts to Present CRAZY FOR YOU This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The 'Gershwin Musical Comedy Extravaganza' CRAZY FOR YOU opens at Faith Conservatory. (more...)

Yangtze Rep to Stage K.K. Wong's MIDNIGHT KILL at TNC, 5/6-22Yangtze Rep to Stage K.K. Wong's MIDNIGHT KILL at TNC, 5/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

In 'Midnight Kill,' written and directed by K.K. Wong, a school campus in a Chinese rural village during the 1970's becomes a theater of twisted, oppressed but indelible human desires. Daily mundane activities become an absurd performance of ordinary people's basic emotions. The play is based around an actual murder story that occurred in a mountain hamlet in Anhui province (China), where the author lived for five years. Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America will present the work's world premiere May 6 to 22 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., NYC. It will be performed in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles and will be completely accessible for English-speaking audiences. (more...)

A.R.T. & OBERON to Present the TEAM's ROOSEVELVISA.R.T. & OBERON to Present the TEAM's ROOSEVELVIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON are pleased to present the TEAM's RoosevElvis, created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristein Sieh with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan, directed by Rachel Chavkin. The production runs May 6-29 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage New Adaptation of 3 SISTERSTheatre Y to Stage New Adaptation of 3 SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Theatre Y presents '3 SISTERS' a world premiere adaptation by Earl H.E. Hill, Dan Christmann & Andrej Visky, at Humility Gallery, 564 W 18th St, Chicago, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 7pm. 3 SISTERS, directed by Andrej Visky, and featuring Melissa Lorraine, Katie Stimpson and Kevlyn Hayes, begins previews on April 25 with a press opening on April 27, and will run every night until May 2nd, and every Friday and Saturday following until closing night on June 11. For more information, visit Theatre-Y.com. (more...)

Freehold Theater Lab Studio Will Relocate to International DistrictFreehold Theater Lab Studio Will Relocate to International District
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

 Freehold Theater Lab Studio, Seattle's premiere independent theater school and lab for working professionals, has announced that they will be leaving their Belltown home of eight years for a new home at Maynard and Weller in the International District, with a planned opening of their expanded facility on September 15. (more...)

Michael Yeargan and Susan Tsu Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards RecipientsMichael Yeargan and Susan Tsu Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  Ms. Tsu was selected to receive the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Yeargan will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection. (more...)

Immersive Multimedia Work IDIOT to Play HERE This SpringImmersive Multimedia Work IDIOT to Play HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE presents the Artistic Director production, IDIOT, conceived by writer Robert Lyons (Text) and HERE Artistic Director Kristin Marting (Director, Choreographer), adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot. (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Present THE HEART IS NOT MADE OF STONE, 4/27Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Present THE HEART IS NOT MADE OF STONE, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York City, NY — Celebrating its 15th season, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to BAM Fisher for six performances of Anna Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone. Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders, this multi-media production examines the troubled relationship between artistic creation and totalitarianism through the perspective of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966). This tale of passion, love, political repression, and redemption is interwoven with music by Russian composers' Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENArizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Return to BAM with 'ANNA AKHMATOVA'Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Return to BAM with 'ANNA AKHMATOVA'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Celebrating its 15th season, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to BAM Fisher for six performances of Anna Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone. (more...)

Alley All New to Present RENT CONTROL, 3/28Alley All New to Present RENT CONTROL, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Alley All New, a major new works initiative at the Alley Theatre, presents a special reading of Evan Zes' solo show Rent Control on Monday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Louisiana Room. The reading is free and advance reservations can be made at alleytheatre.org/alleyallnew or by phone at 713-220-5700. (more...)

BWW Review: HSC's THE SEAGULL Soars At GamutBWW Review: HSC's THE SEAGULL Soars At Gamut
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 20, 2016

Director Thomas Weaver takes the audience through a winding story of Russian angst that's in many ways as contemporary as modern reality television. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Announces ROCKY HORROR Extension, Thru 5/7Cygnet Theatre Announces ROCKY HORROR Extension, Thru 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

It seems everybody wants to do the Time Warp! Thanks to overwhelming interest and demand, Cygnet Theatre has announced a 5-show extension of the wildly popular Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show. Five additional performances have been added to the schedule to give audiences more options to enjoy this naughty, raw, fun, satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of the 20th century. Added performance dates and times are May 3-7th, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday & Sat at 8 pm.   Production photos are available here. (more...)

Vampingo Productions to Present BUZZ...SON OF A BEE at the Metropolitan Room on 4/16Vampingo Productions to Present BUZZ...SON OF A BEE at the Metropolitan Room on 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Vampingo Productions has announced that it will present a condensed (75-minute) presentation of Buzz...Son of a Bee, a new musical comedy spotlighting the actor's life - featuring a book by Andrew Johns, lyrics by Ariana Johns and music by Darryl Curry. The show will take place on April 16th at 9:30pm at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St, NYC 10010, Tickets are $15, w/a 2 beverage minimum. http://www.metropolitanroom.com (more...)

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