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Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THISWindy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: ENDGAME Celebrates Opening Night at the DouglasPhoto Flash: ENDGAME Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Samuel Beckett's classic ENDGAME opened last night, May 1, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Alan Mandell, performances for 'Endgame' will continue through May 22. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: Beckett's ENDGAME Brings the Absurdist's World to the Kirk Douglas TheatreBWW Review: Beckett's ENDGAME Brings the Absurdist's World to the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2016

Every director has their bucket list of plays they wish to direct or perhaps even appear in someday. Director Alan Mandell has long been enamored with the work of Samuel Beckett and has toured with original productions of Waiting for Godot and Endgame directed by Beckett. With his 80-year career in theatre and innate understanding of the absurdist's work, Mandell has now directed Endgame at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, starring in the production with Barry McGovern. This is the second Beckett play in which the two actors have appeared together, the first being Waiting for Godot in 2012 at the Mark Taper Forum. And their stage camaraderie is a wonder to behold. (more...)

Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

The Off-Broadway League tonight presents the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway at NYU Skirball Center. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the full list of winners below. Stay tuned to find out who will win big! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Road Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of BIRDERPhoto Flash: The Road Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of BIRDER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Two exceptional plays, one extraordinary playwright, THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, in association with CENTER THEATRE GROUP announce the fourth show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the World Premiere of BIRDER, written by Julie Marie Myatt and directed by Dan Bonnell.  BIRDER will run in repertory with JOHN IS A FATHER, also by Julie Marie Myatt.  BIRDER began previews on Monday, April 25 at 8pm; opened on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and will run through Sunday, June 19 at the Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Hari Dhillon to Lead DISGRACED at the Taper; Cast Announced!Hari Dhillon to Lead DISGRACED at the Taper; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced casting for Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED, which begins previews June 8, opens June 19 and continues through July 17, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Kimberly Senior, the cast features J Anthony Crane, Behzad Dabu, Hari Dhillon, Karen Pittman and Emily Swallow. (more...)

Desean Terry Steps Into FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at CTG/Mark Taper ForumDesean Terry Steps Into FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Actor Desean Terry will step into the starring role 'Hero' in Suzan-Lori Parks' powerful drama, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum beginning May 3 until closing on May 15, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ENDGAME, Opening This Weekend at Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at ENDGAME, Opening This Weekend at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Samuel Beckett's classic ENDGAME opens Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Alan Mandell, performances for 'Endgame' will continue through May 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Being That Sixth Person-Talking with Director Timothy Douglas about DISGRACED at Arena StageBWW Interview: Being That Sixth Person-Talking with Director Timothy Douglas about DISGRACED at Arena Stage
by Ellen Burns - Apr 26, 2016

Lest you might think careers are well-planned, organized endeavors, take a lesson from director Timothy Douglas, who is gracing Washington in a return visit to Arena Stage (last season's King Hedley II was his Arena Stage debut) with his work with Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, a play about being Muslim or, perhaps more importantly, being perceived as Muslim, in America in current times. 'I tripped into directing,' says Timothy, 'I went to LA as an actor, but found I didn't have the skin for it, so I stepped back and thought I'd be a career teacher, but through some dumb luck, I directed a show, and some people liked what they saw, and I ended up with the Center Theatre Group in LA, as a director. When I finally stopped resisting the path, it started to work.' 'It seems every good thing,' he laughingly reflects, 'has happened as I was being dragged through the back door kicking and screaming.' So, it seems, tripping doesn't always mean falling. (more...)

Chalk Rep to Transform Garages for Site-Specific IN CASE OF EMERGENCYChalk Rep to Transform Garages for Site-Specific IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The garage door of an actual private home becomes a curtain, rising on Meredith, a single woman who has filled her garage with supplies for any emergency. It's gotten a little out of hand, which is why she's hired Alex from 'Ready, Set, Go' to help her get organized. But neither the supplies nor the prepping expert can prepare her for the personal disasters that her younger sister brings home, on a day when the city seems set to go up in flames. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the TaperSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' poignant new drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) opened last weekend, April 17, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere of 'Father Comes Home...' plays through May 15. Click below to watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Stars Take the Stage in Angels' Cabaret in L.A.Photo Flash: 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Stars Take the Stage in Angels' Cabaret in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Company members from A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER performed a one-night only 'Angels' Cabaret' titled 'Miscast: Songs We Shouldn't Sing From Roles We'll Never Play' at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel on Monday, April 18. Presented by Center Theatre Group and the CTG Affiliates, proceeds from the performance will go to support CTG's education and community partnership programs. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the TaperPhoto Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' poignant new drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) opened last Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere of 'Father Comes Home...' plays through May 15. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE to Play the Kennedy Center This FallIvo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE to Play the Kennedy Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced it will present, in association with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Young Vic's 2015 Olivier Award-winning production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE from November 18 through December 3, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. The press opening night is Monday, November 21, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sterling K. Brown, Michael McKean and More in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Sterling K. Brown, Michael McKean and More in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' poignant new drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) opens this Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere of 'Father Comes Home...' plays through May 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS West Coast Premiere at CTG/Mark Taper ForumPhoto Flash: First Look at FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS West Coast Premiere at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Previews have begun for Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' powerful drama, "Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)." Directed by Jo Bonney, "Father Comes Home" opens April 17 and continues through May 15, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE: THE MUSICAL Extends at Falcon TheatreTHE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE: THE MUSICAL Extends at Falcon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Falcon Theatre and Roger Bean Productions are proud to present The Real Housewives of Toluca Lake: The Musical, book, music, and lyrics by Molly Bell, arrangements and additional music by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and directed by Roger Bean, the fifth production of the Falcon's 2015-2016 Season, now extended through May 1st. (more...)

WOMEN OF LETTERS, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubWOMEN OF LETTERS, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, April 6-17, 2016. Scroll down for more details and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

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