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Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

In advance of Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro, CSC's artistic director Brian Kulick and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle lead a conversation on the legendary team's most personal, groundbreaking and little-known work. The discussion also includes Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, and cast members George Abud, Claybourne Elder, and Jane Pfitsch. (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...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present 77% as Part of Sandbox Series, Begin. 10/29San Francisco Playhouse to Present 77% as Part of Sandbox Series, Begin. 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse opens its sixth season of the Sandbox Series of new plays with the world premiere of Rinne Groff's 77% (formerly titled Schooner). Marissa Wolf will direct. (more...)

Kathleen Turner to Star in 'RED HOT PATRIOT' at Berkeley RepKathleen Turner to Star in 'RED HOT PATRIOT' at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

This November, Berkeley Repertory Theatre rolls out the red carpet for two-time Tony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner for her Berkeley Rep debut in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins (more...)

A STEADY RAIN to Play the MAC, 10/24-26A STEADY RAIN to Play the MAC, 10/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Following a sold-out Jeff Award-winning initial run at Chicago Dramatists, a Broadway production starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, Keith Huff's 'A Steady Rain' comes to Glen Ellyn's McAninch Arts Center's, 425 Fawell Blvd. in the intimate Playhouse Theatre for a limited run, Oct. 24-26. (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...)

THE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse StageTHE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

In August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece The Piano Lesson, the past threatens to pull apart brother and sister. Bernice treasures a one-of-a-kind piano, an heirloom with carved figures of their enslaved ancestors. Boy Willie suddenly arrives from the South determined to sell the piano and buy the land his family worked on. When the ghost of the piano's original owner appears, family conflicts escalate to a dramatic confrontation. With lyrical language rolling from the rowdy to the tender, this is one of Wilson's finest. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessica Goldberg's BETTER Opens TonightPhoto Flash: Jessica Goldberg's BETTER Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

A Jewish, Midwestern, Chekhovian comic drama for the 21st century will be the third offering in The Echo Theater Company's 2015 season at Atwater Village Theatre, the company's new permanent home. Jennifer Chambers directs the world premiere of Better, a gentle examination of family and mortality by Jessica Goldberg, opening Oct. 4. (more...)

Anna D. Shapiro Will Take Over as Steppenwolf Artistic Director, Campus Expansion AnnouncedAnna D. Shapiro Will Take Over as Steppenwolf Artistic Director, Campus Expansion Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's longest-standing, most distinguished ensemble theater, announced today new leadership and unveiled plans for a future campus expansion. Steppenwolf ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro will succeed Martha Lavey as artistic director at the conclusion of the current season in fall 2015. (more...)

Cast Announced for Israeli Stage's MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER on 11/2Cast Announced for Israeli Stage's MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER on 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

An all-star, award-winning cast comes together to celebrate Israeli Stage's Fourth Birthday on November 2nd in Hanoch Levin's Make My Heart Flutter, directed by Israeli Stage's Founder Guy Ben-Aharon. The public performance will be followed by a 5PM private performance that will be held as a part of Israeli Stage's Inaugural Sabra Award Benefit honoring Arts Philanthropist Ted Cutler and President Lee Pelton of Emerson College. (more...)

City of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic DirectorCity of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that the City of Berkeley has proclaimed Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tony Taccone Day. This day will honor Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone as a pioneer in contemporary American theatre. Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will host a ceremony to present Taccone an official proclamation between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The ceremony will be broadcast on local radio through KPFB Radio 89.3 and on television through Cable B-TV, Channel 33. (more...)

DMT Presents CANDIDE, 11/06-30DMT Presents CANDIDE, 11/06-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 35th Season with the musical CANDIDE, Royal National Theatre Version, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, in a new version by John Caird; and lyrics by Richard Wilbur, additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Leonard Bernstein's soaring score and lyrics from some of the wittiest writers of all time, this rollicking musical satire chronicles the lives and loves of Candide, a simple soul whose glass is always half-full. (more...)

Tony Vincent to Star in Pioneer Theatre's ROCKY HORROR SHOW Concert Next MonthTony Vincent to Star in Pioneer Theatre's ROCKY HORROR SHOW Concert Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company has cast Tony Vincent in the lead role of Frank-N-Furter in its upcoming concert production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLEBerkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the Bay Area premiere of Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song about the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords. In the 1960s these revolutionaries fought injustice, provided free food and medical care for their communities - and struggled against a government determined to suppress them. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/22/2014This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/22/2014
by - Sep 22, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 9/22/2014. (more...)

OSF's Miriam A. Laube Receives Fox Foundation Resident Actor FellowshipOSF's Miriam A. Laube Receives Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) actor Miriam A. Laube has been named a Distinguished Achievement recipient of a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. Laube will receive $25,000 as a fellow, while OSF will be awarded a $7,500 support grant. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This FallJay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/15/2014This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/15/2014
by - Sep 15, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 9/15/2014. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper ForumLois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' will open September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews tonight, September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

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