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Victory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World PremiereVictory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for the next show of its 41st season, the world premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary SeasonAmy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CTG's West Coast Premiere of WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALADPhoto Flash: First Look at CTG's West Coast Premiere of WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

The West Coast premiere of Sheila Callaghan's madcap new play "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" opens Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Neel Keller, with musical staging by Ken Roht, performances for "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" continue through April 3. (Previews began on March 6.) (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights HorizonsDanai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of their New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira (Eclipsed now on Broadway, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'). Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Jiehae Park Wins Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2016 Weissberger Award; Playwright-in-Resident Announced!Jiehae Park Wins Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2016 Weissberger Award; Playwright-in-Resident Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO by Jiehae Park is the 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award recipient. Jiehae will also receive The Jay Harris Commission to write a new play, a prize worth $10,000. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Premiere of John Leguizamo's New Show 'LATIN HISTORY FOR DUMMIES'Berkeley Rep to Premiere of John Leguizamo's New Show 'LATIN HISTORY FOR DUMMIES'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Berkeley Rep announced today it will present the world premiere of John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies. Written and performed by Leguizamo and directed by Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, this limited engagement will run Friday, July 1-Sunday, August 14 in the newly renovated Peet's Theatre. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 6 to the general public at berkeleyrep.org or by calling 510-647-2949. (more...)

Photo Flash: Three Local Students Top CTG's 2016 August Wilson Monologue CompetitionPhoto Flash: Three Local Students Top CTG's 2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

From a field of 12 local high school students, Damaris Vizvett, Samuel Christian and Aryana Williams have been selected as the top three performers in the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) regional finals hosted at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum on Monday night, February 29, 2016. Vizvett and Christian will go on to represent Los Angeles in the national finals on May 2. This year's competition featured high school students from three Southern California counties. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Stage West to Present THE NETHER, Begin. 3/10Stage West to Present THE NETHER, Begin. 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Is there a crime when the blood is just bits of computer code?  Is there abuse when the victim is just an avatar? That and more is at the heart of Jennifer Haley's compelling play The Nether, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, March 10.  (more...)

CTG's The Shop to Offer Free Theatre Workshops, Starting This SaturdayCTG's The Shop to Offer Free Theatre Workshops, Starting This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Center Theatre Group's The Shop program will provide free theatre workshops to community members at the CTG costume and prop shop. (more...)

Seattle Rep to Take on Violence in America in BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY)Seattle Rep to Take on Violence in America in BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Kimber Lee's heart-felt drama, BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY), a vivid and stirring play that leaves one family at a powerful crossroads in search of hope. Directed by Juliette Carrillo (Seattle Rep's The Brothers Size), BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) runs March 25-April 24, 2016 in the Leo K. Theatre. (more...)

James Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This SpringJames Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Further casting has been announced for Samuel Beckett's masterful ENDGAME, directed by one of Beckett's most celebrated interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 24 through May 22, 2016. The opening is scheduled for May 1. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. 1776 will star Terence Archie, John Behlmann, Larry Bull, Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, Macintyre Dixon, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Hickok, John Hillner, John Larroquette, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Jubilant Sykes, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward, and Jacob Keith Watson.  (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Announces SUMMERWORKS Festival LineupClubbed Thumb Announces SUMMERWORKS Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. Now in its 21st season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 27 through July 9 at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: EVERY ANGEL IS BRUTAL by Julia Jarcho and directed by Knud Adams; THE TOMB OF KING TOT by Eric Dufault and directed by Portia Krieger; and TUMACHO by Ethan Lipton and directed by Leigh Silverman. Festival passes are now on sale at: https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/passes. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 19-26THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 19-26
by Nora Dominick - Feb 26, 2016

Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Sterling K. Brown to Reprise Role in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the TaperSterling K. Brown to Reprise Role in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced casting for the West Coast premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)' which begins previews April 5, opens April 17 and continues through May 15, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the TaperPhoto Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Award-winning playwright Bathsheba Doran's heartfelt new work, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, opened last night, February 21, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum and continues through March 20. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry festivities below! (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD Playwright David Javerbaum to Host 'Godly Conversations' in L.A.AN ACT OF GOD Playwright David Javerbaum to Host 'Godly Conversations' in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Playwright David Javerbaum is holding 'Godly Conversations,' post-show Q&A sessions with audience members, after select performances of his hit Broadway play AN ACT OF GOD at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

TCG Publishes Guillermo Calderon's NEVATCG Publishes Guillermo Calderon's NEVA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Guillermo Calderon's Neva, translated by Andrea Thome. The play premiered in its first English-language production at The Public Theater in New York in the spring of 2013 under the direction of Calderon himself. (more...)

The Civilians to Bring LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: FLOPS, FAILURES AND FIASCOS to The Met RoomThe Civilians to Bring LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: FLOPS, FAILURES AND FIASCOS to The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The Civilians, the award-winning New York-based theater company, presents LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: FLOPS, FAILURES AND FIASCOS on February 23, 2016, at the Metropolitan Room. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mae Whitman, York Walker and More in THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Mae Whitman, York Walker and More in THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Award-winning playwright Bathsheba Doran's heartfelt new work, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, is currently in previews and opens this Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through March 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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