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Donna Lynne Champlin, Jeremy Shamos & More to Lead Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS at Playwrights HorizonsDonna Lynne Champlin, Jeremy Shamos & More to Lead Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for THE QUALMS, the New York premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch at PH, Domesticated).  Directed by Tony and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park and Completeness at PH; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; this season's A Delicate Balance and the current The Heidi Chronicles), the play is the final production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.    (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

It was just announced that Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy has earned the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play ran at the Atlantic THeatre Company last summer and again at Second Stage Theatre in February. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMY HERZOG FESTIVAL at Center Stage Where Two Plays are Staged Simultaneously FOR THE FIRST TIMEBWW Reviews: AMY HERZOG FESTIVAL at Center Stage Where Two Plays are Staged Simultaneously FOR THE FIRST TIME
by Charles Shubow - Apr 17, 2015

AFTER THE REVOLUTION and 4000 MILES are both directed by Lila Neugebauer and it's quite the experience. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE, Beginning July 2Full Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE, Beginning July 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the full cast for the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK to Open 4/17 at City TheatreCLYBOURNE PARK to Open 4/17 at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

St. Petersburg City Theatre continues its 90th Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, with the Tony Award and Pulitzer-Prize winning CLYBOURNE PARK, written by Bruce Norris. Opening night is April 17, 2015 and the production runs through May 3, 2015. There is a talk-back planned on April 19 following the performance. (more...)

Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

Steppenwolf to Host Fashion Show and Party Inspired by MARIE ANTOINETTE, 4/9Steppenwolf to Host Fashion Show and Party Inspired by MARIE ANTOINETTE, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

In celebration of one of civilization's most famous fashionistas, Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts EXPLORE: The World of Marie Antoinette, an exclusive fashion show and party, Thursday, April 9 at 5:30pm. (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Official: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This SummerOfficial: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Arthur Miller's award-winning American classic All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and directed by Stephen Hamilton. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays, June 9-28 and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Unveil New Logo & 85th Anniversary SeasonPalo Alto Players Unveil New Logo & 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Palo Alto Players held its third annual Season Announcement party on January 31, unveiling the shows for its 2015-16 season - as well as a new logo! Managing Director Diana Lynn Wiley and Artistic Director Patrick Klein worked with Joey McDaniel to create the new public face of Palo Alto Players. "Joey is a great friend of Palo Alto Players," said Wiley. "Audience members would recognize him from his role as Igor in last season's Young Frankenstein, and he's also playing Uncle Fester in our upcoming production of The Addams Family. We're happy to share another dimension of his wonderful artistry, and are so excited to be able to keep our logo redesign in the family." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Hampton Theatre Company's CLYBOURNE PARKPhoto Flash: First Look- Hampton Theatre Company's CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

"Clybourne Park"-the wickedly funny and provocative play by Bruce Norris about how the different faces and shades of racism can make a straightforward real estate transaction anything but-will be the third production of the Hampton Theatre Company's 30th anniversary season. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play opens on March 12 at the Quogue Community Hall and will run through March 29. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the show below! (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...)

Hilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & MoreHilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Hilberry Theatre announced its 2015-16 Season Friday during the opening night festivities for Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama, An Enemy of the People. Season tickets are on sale now. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Opens 3/12 at Quogue Community HallCLYBOURNE PARK Opens 3/12 at Quogue Community Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

"Clybourne Park"-the wickedly funny and provocative play by Bruce Norris about how the different faces and shades of racism can make a straightforward real estate transaction anything but-will be the third production of the Hampton Theatre Company's 30th anniversary season. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play opens on March 12 at the Quogue Community Hall and will run through March 29. (more...)

Steppenwolf's 'Women in Arts' Luncheon to Honor Laurie Metcalf Next MonthSteppenwolf's 'Women in Arts' Luncheon to Honor Laurie Metcalf Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts Emmy and Obie Award-winning actor and original ensemble member Laurie Metcalf as the guest of honor at the 2014/15 Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12 noon at The Standard Club (320 S Plymouth Court). (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Review Roundup: RASHEEDA SPEAKING Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: RASHEEDA SPEAKING Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. Opening night set for tonight, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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