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Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Heads to the Kirk Douglas Theatre This YearYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Heads to the Kirk Douglas Theatre This Year
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Center Theatre Group, in collaboration with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, will present the West Coast premiere of Young Jean Lee's newest work, the acclaimed play "Straight White Men," November 20 - December 20, 2015, at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

ORSON'S SHADOW to Receive European Premiere at Southwark PlayhouseORSON'S SHADOW to Receive European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

1960. Backstage at London's Royal Court Theatre. Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier have been persuaded to work together for the first time - the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan. Welles has agreed to direct Olivier and Joan Plowright in a production of Eugene Ionesco's masterpiece Rhinoceros. But with Olivier's eccentric wife Vivien Leigh added to the volatile mix, legendary egos collide both on stage and off. (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  CSC's HAMLET Better Off Not To BeBWW Reviews: CSC's HAMLET Better Off Not To Be
by Michael Dale - Apr 20, 2015

Austin Pendleton's production is marked by questionable acting and confusing staging. (more...)

New Rep to Host 2015 Gala at the Commander's Mansion This MayNew Rep to Host 2015 Gala at the Commander's Mansion This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, New Repertory Theatre will hold its annual Gala celebration at the historic Commander's Mansion at the Arsenal on the Charles in Watertown and at the Arsenal Center for the Arts. New Rep's Gala 2015, the culmination of the 30th Anniversary celebration, promises to be a spirited evening of food, drink, and live performances from favorite New Rep artists. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. Previews for HAMLET began on March 27 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through May 10. The official press opening is tonight, April 15. (more...)

Funny...Sheesh to Present LOVE ME, 4/30-5/16Funny...Sheesh to Present LOVE ME, 4/30-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

FUNNY...SHEESH has announced the production of Jason S. Grossman's LOVE ME, directed by Rachel Klein. LOVE ME will play a limited engagement at The 4th Street Theatre, (83 East 4th Street, New York, NY). Performances begin Thursday, April30 and continue through Saturday, May16. Opening Night is Saturday, May2 (7:30 p.m.). (more...)

Mamie Gummer, Boyd Gaines & More Join OUR CLASS Staged Reading During Holocaust Remembrance WeekMamie Gummer, Boyd Gaines & More Join OUR CLASS Staged Reading During Holocaust Remembrance Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Following critically-acclaimed runs at London's National Theater and Philadelphia's The Wilma Theater along with recognition in Israel and throughout Europe, The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center and the Polish Cultural Institute New York present a one-night-only staged reading of Our Class by Tadeusz S?obodzianek. The cast includes Emmy, Oscar and Tony-winner Ellen Burstyn; Obie winner Alvin Epstein; Tony-nominee Boyd Gaines; Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife, Emily Owens, M.D.); Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk); Grant Kretchik; Obie winner Brian Murray; John Pankow (Episodes, Mad About You); Obie winner Austin Pendleton. The staged reading is directed by Cosmin Chivu and includes original music by Jesse Selengut performed by Tatiana Eva-Marie (vocal), Marius Mihalache (cimbalom) and Stefan Zeniuk (clarinet). Previously announced performers, Nina Arianda, Kim Cattrall and Hunter Parrish, are no longer available to participate in the reading. (more...)

The Tempest Ladies to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chernuchin TheatreThe Tempest Ladies to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chernuchin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Tempest Ladies, the world's premier all-female, role-switching Shakespeare theater company, will present a new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Performances for this limited engagement begin April 22, 2015 at Off Broadway's Chernuchin Theatre. (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre to Stage SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY, 4/15-5/3New Perspectives Theatre to Stage SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY, 4/15-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

New Perspectives Theatre Company and VH Theatrical Development Foundation are delighted to announce a new collaboration on a limited-run production of She Calls Me Firefly by Teresa Lotz, opening April 15, 2015 and running through May 3, 2015 with a varied performance schedule. The production takes advantage of the New Perspectives Studio storefront at 458 West 37th Street to bring the phrase 'drinks and a show' to a whole new level. (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of NomineesBreaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and hosted by Emmy-nominated actors Anna Chlumsky (“Veep,” Broadway's Living on Love) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family,” this summer's The Tempest). This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Today for Barrow Street Theatre's THE FLICKTickets Go On Sale Today for Barrow Street Theatre's THE FLICK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Tickets go on sale today (Monday, March 30) for playwright Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick. The production returns to Off-Broadway in May, directed once again by Sam Gold and featuring Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, and Aaron Clifton Moten, reprising their acclaimed performances. Previews begin Tuesday, May 5 for a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, August 30. Opening night is Thursday, May 28 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, corner of Seventh Avenue). (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Photo Flash: French Stewart, Daisy Eagan, Frances Fisher and More at Pro-99 Rally in NoHoPhoto Flash: French Stewart, Daisy Eagan, Frances Fisher and More at Pro-99 Rally in NoHo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Impassioned members of Actors' Equity Association in Los Angeles have raised funds from within their own ranks to follow up yesterday's North Hollywood rally with a full-page ad in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times to urge a 'No' vote on the upcoming AEA advisory referendum to eliminate L.A.'s 99-Seat Theater Plan. Scroll down for photos from the Pro-99 Rally, held yesterday, March 23! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

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America's First Regional Theatre - Cleveland Play House - Announces Centennial SeasonAmerica's First Regional Theatre - Cleveland Play House - Announces Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

The Nation's first professional regional theatre, Cleveland Play House (CPH), proudly announces the highly-anticipated lineup of shows in its record-breaking 100th Anniversary Season, under Artistic Director Laura Kepley. (more...)

Frances Fisher, French Stewart and Kirsten Vangsness Join March Against AEA's 99-Seat Theatre Plan ReferendumFrances Fisher, French Stewart and Kirsten Vangsness Join March Against AEA's 99-Seat Theatre Plan Referendum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Frances Fisher, French Stewart and Kirsten Vangsness will join a protest march by members of Actors' Equity Association against a proposal recently announced by their union to end the 99-Seat Theater Plan in Los Angeles on Monday, March 23. (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre Company Presents SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY, 4/15-26New Perspectives Theatre Company Presents SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY, 4/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

New Perspectives Theatre Company and VH Theatrical Development Foundation are delighted to announce a new collaboration on a limited-run production of She Calls Me Firefly by Teresa Lotz, opening April 15, 2015 and running through April 26th with a varied performance schedule. (more...)

Cast Set for World Premiere of Alan Menken Musical 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' in MontrealCast Set for World Premiere of Alan Menken Musical 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Mordecai Richler's landmark coming of age novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is getting the all-star musical treatment in a world premiere musical adaptation produced by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal from June 7 to 28th, 2015. (more...)

New Work by Tracy Letts, Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK & More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015-16 SeasonNew Work by Tracy Letts, Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK & More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey announced today the 2015/16 Subscription Season, which marks the company's 40th anniversary. (more...)

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