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Jon Hamm to Star in Film Adaptation of MARJORIE PRIME Play?Jon Hamm to Star in Film Adaptation of MARJORIE PRIME Play?
by Jessica Khan - Aug 27, 2015

MAD MEN's Jon Hamm could go holographic for the upcoming big screen adaptation of Jordan Harrison's 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, MARJORIE PRIME. (more...)

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company to Present HALF MOON BAY, 10/3-25Nylon Fusion Theatre Company to Present HALF MOON BAY, 10/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

An aynredenish -- an obsession -- is worse than a disease, say our Yiddish elders.  'Half Moon Bay' by John Jiler is a drama about a prize-winning Manhattan architect whose sudden fixation on a mysterious waitress sabotages his marriage and his career and causes him to abandon his ideals. Its world premiere, directed by Margarett Perry, will be presented by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company from October 3 to 25 at New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street.  (more...)

Kathy Griffin Adds Two More Shows at the Taper This NovemberKathy Griffin Adds Two More Shows at the Taper This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After an overwhelming demand, the two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin has extended the engagement of her 'Like A Boss' Tour at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles. Originally announced for November 4 and 5, Griffin has added two more 8 p.m. performances - Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7. (more...)

Lord Almighty! AN ACT OF GOD is LA-Bound, with Sean Hayes as GodLord Almighty! AN ACT OF GOD is LA-Bound, with Sean Hayes as God
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Producer Jeffrey Finn and Center Theatre Group announced today that Emmy winner Sean Hayes will play God in a limited six-week engagement of the new Broadway play AN ACT OF GOD at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, January 30 through March 13, 2016. The hit comedy arrives in Los Angeles after finishing a critically acclaimed Broadway run. (more...)

Signs of the Times- A History of SPRING AWAKENING's Deaf West Theatre on Broadway and Beyond!Signs of the Times- A History of SPRING AWAKENING's Deaf West Theatre on Broadway and Beyond!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2015

'Theatre for the deaf? On Broadway?' It's a question that many theatre fans have asked since July 7, when official word came that Deaf West Theatre's production of Spring Awakening would land on Broadway this fall. The upcoming production, which will run September 8 through January 9 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, will sound the same to fans of the 2006 Tony-winning musical, but it will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language by a cast of 27. Wait...what? That's right- this production, which marks the first Broadway revival of the show since it closed in 2009, comes complete with ASL, and though the concept seems revolutionary, this is far from the first time that it has been done (and has worked). Let's review: (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for THE CHRISTIANS' First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for THE CHRISTIANS' First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, August 19, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season, and it's a co-production with L.A.'s Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director). (more...)

Undermain Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE DROLLUndermain Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE DROLL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

To open its 32nd season the Undermain Theatre is thrilled to bring the World Premiere of Meg Miroshnik's The Droll to their home in Deep Ellum at 3200 Main Street.  The premiere will open on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 - curtain time 8:15 with the playwright in attendance. Preview performances will be on Sep. 23rd, 24th and 25th. The production will run through October 17th. (more...)

Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th SeasonKenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the final production of its 30th anniversary season, the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The PublicSaycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, November 8, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANSPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANS
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group will present THE CHRISTIANS, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Kathy Griffin's LIKE A BOSS Tour to Stop at CTG's Mark Taper Forum This FallKathy Griffin's LIKE A BOSS Tour to Stop at CTG's Mark Taper Forum This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin brings her searing brand of pull-no-punches comedy to the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum with the 'Like A Boss' Tour for two performances, November 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

John Rapson and Kevin Massey to Lead 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' National Tour at the Ahmanson This SpringJohn Rapson and Kevin Massey to Lead 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' National Tour at the Ahmanson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Casting has been announced by producer Joey Parnes for the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."  The musical opens at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on March 23 and playing through May 1, 2016. (There is one preview on March 22.)  (more...)

Claybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This FallClaybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, today announced the casting for the lead roles for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George. Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominee Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde, Road Show, Allegro) will lead the cast as George, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance in Signature Theatre's award-winning 2014 production. Broadway veteran Sara Jean Ford (A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Finian's Rainbow) has been cast in the legendary role of Dot. Rosen will direct the production, to be produced in a unique partnership with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. (more...)

Kristine Nielsen, Lois Smith & More Tapped for Playwrights Horizons' Upcoming ProductionsKristine Nielsen, Lois Smith & More Tapped for Playwrights Horizons' Upcoming Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for its upcoming 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, the story of 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch clips from the musical! (more...)

Andrew Garman to Star in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper This Winter; Cast Announced!Andrew Garman to Star in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Center Theatre Group and Playwrights Horizons have announced casting for "The Christians," a new play written by Lucas Hnath ("A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney," "Isaac's Eye," "Death Tax").  (more...)

Nilo Cruz, Lisa Loomer, Octavio Solis & More Set for Hero Theatre's FESTIVAL IRENENilo Cruz, Lisa Loomer, Octavio Solis & More Set for Hero Theatre's FESTIVAL IRENE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Pulitzer-winning writer of Anna in the Tropics, Nilo Cruz, will be one of the playwrights featured in Hero Theatre's Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. The festival will include some of Fornes' most celebrated plays and feature works from some of her former students. Other Award-winning playwrights and former Fornes students that are part of the festival include Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas (Bird In the Hand), Migdalia Cruz (Miriam's Flowers), Lisa Loomer (Distracted), Eduardo Machado (The Cook), Cherrie Moraga (Heroes and Saints), Octavio Solis (Lydia) and Caridad Svich (Antigone Project). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 2Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 2
by Audition Roundup - Aug 2, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 2, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which opened last night, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater (read the reviews!) for a run through August 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CTG's BENTSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CTG's BENT
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2015

Just in to BroadwayWorld! Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moisés Kaufman, began previews on July 15 and opens July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at highlights below! (more...)

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