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Jared Zirilli Joins Cast of The Civilians' New Musical PRETTY FILTHYJared Zirilli Joins Cast of The Civilians' New Musical PRETTY FILTHY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Jared Zirilli has joined the cast of The Civilians' world premiere production Pretty Filthy, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

President Obama Nominates Diane Rodriguez for National Council on the ArtsPresident Obama Nominates Diane Rodriguez for National Council on the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

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CTG Names August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional FinalistsCTG Names August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Center Theatre Group has selected 12 local students to participate in the regional finals of the 2015 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) to be held at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum on March, 2, 2015. (more...)

Deaf West's Michael Arden-Helmed SPRING AWAKENING to Return This SummerDeaf West's Michael Arden-Helmed SPRING AWAKENING to Return This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen present the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening for a limited 22-performance engagement Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, June 7, 2015 (press opening May 28) in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: LA's Annual Next Great Stage Star 2015 Search BeginsPhoto Flash: LA's Annual Next Great Stage Star 2015 Search Begins
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Michael Sterling (Creator/Executive Producer) and Barbara Van Orden (Sponsor/Co-Executive Producer) proudly presented the critically acclaimed and highly anticipated LA's Next Great Stage Star competitions. The 2015 season began this weekend with its launch last Sunday, January 5th, in North Hollywood, CA. at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

E. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY IIE. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's classic drama King Hedley II. Set in the 1980s Hill District of Pittsburgh, the ninth installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Wilson's acclaimed play cycle examining Black America follows a scarred ex-convict who struggles to turn his life around and lock away his past. The drama is directed by Timothy Douglas, who worked with the late playwright on the world premiere of Radio Golf and has directed eight plays out of Wilson's 10-play cycle. King Hedley II runs February 6-March 8, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

The Civilians' PRETTY FILTHY Begins 1/31 at AbronsThe Civilians' PRETTY FILTHY Begins 1/31 at Abrons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The Civilians' world premiere production Pretty Filthy kicks off the 100th anniversary celebration of the Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center. The Civilians is known for its singular approach to making what it calls 'investigative theater,' a process in which the show's creators immerse themselves in a subject matter, conducting extensive interviews and research. This brand of journalistic theater-making enables the company to tackle complex subjects with intelligence, humanity and humor. (more...)

Charlie Hofheimer, Robin Gammell & Dion Mucciacito to Star in HERO Theatre's WAITING FOR LEFTYCharlie Hofheimer, Robin Gammell & Dion Mucciacito to Star in HERO Theatre's WAITING FOR LEFTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

HERO Theatre announced today the full cast of its upcoming production of Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty'. Charlie Hofheimer ("Mad Men"), Robin Gammell ("How to Get Away with Murder") and Dion Mucciacito (Lincoln Center's "Golden Boy") are part of a cast that includes Elisa Bocanegra (Roundabout's "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore"), Alan Blumenfeld ("The Interview"), Nick Caballero, Johnny Ray Gill (Sundance Channel's "Rectify"), Ephraim Lopez, Shannon Lucio ("True Blood"), Jonathan Medina and Jerry Nessis. Performances begin January 23rd, 2015 and will be held at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

Greg Hildreth to Play 'Second Fiddle' at 54Below, 2/07Greg Hildreth to Play 'Second Fiddle' at 54Below, 2/07
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Greg Hildreth in "Second Fiddle" on Saturday, February 7th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

Jerod Haynes, Edward Lee Gibson & More to Star in ATC's THE ROYALE; New Schedule SetJerod Haynes, Edward Lee Gibson & More to Star in ATC's THE ROYALE; New Schedule Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

American Theater Company (ATC) announced today casting and a new performance schedule for its premiere of a revised version of The Royale by Orange is the New Black and Sons of Anarchy writer Marco Ramirez. (more...)

Artistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J DismissalArtistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J Dismissal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In an unprecedented display of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, an open letter has been issued in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. The letter, released earlier today represents the views of top theater brass from coast-to-coast, who believe that his dismissal was an act of politically motivated censorship in retaliation for Roth's choice to produce and publicly defend challenging and provocative work. (more...)

John Bedford Lloyd & Sam Robards Join Cast of THE PRICE at CTG/Mark Taper ForumJohn Bedford Lloyd & Sam Robards Join Cast of THE PRICE at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The full cast is set for the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum production of "The Price" by Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and National Medal of Honor-winner Arthur Miller. The penetrating family drama by one of America's greatest dramatists will open the Mark Taper Forum's new season February 11 through March 22, 2015, with the opening set for February 21. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

No Rules Theatre Co. offers a cure to the winter blues with a witty modern day love story. In Love And Warcraft, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by NRTC Artistic Director Joshua Morgan, chronicles the hilarious happenings when the two worlds of online gaming and in person relationships collide on a college campus. Performances are January 7 to 25 in the The Ark at Signature Theatre, Arlington. Tickets are $25 to $38 and available at www.norulestheatre.org or through the box office at (703) 820-9771. (more...)

Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas & More to Star in 'CHAVEZ RAVINE' at the Kirk Douglas TheatreRichard Montoya, Ric Salinas & More to Star in 'CHAVEZ RAVINE' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Casting is set for powerhouse Latino theatre group Culture Clash's "Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival," which opens February 4, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews begin January 27 and performances run through March 1. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and officially opened last night, December 14. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/13-12/14/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/13-12/14/2014
by - Dec 14, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 14, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA TonightBLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening tonight, December 14. (more...)

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