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by Roger Martin - Sep 19, 2014

Man, If You Can Act You Can Do It Anywhere or We Don't Need No Stinkin' Stage (more...)

Tony Award-winner Eddie Redmayne in Runnings for 2015 Oscar Award for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

With the conclusion of the Toronto International Film Festival, Academy Awards buzz has already begun, this time surrounding Eddie Redmayne. (more...)

Working Barn Productions and Bontela Productions' MACBETH Begins 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Working Barn Productions and Bontela Productions will present a six-actor, multimedia look at William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, MACBETH, directed by Peter Richards. MACBETHwill preview on Thursday, October 9 & Friday, October 10 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, October 11 at 8pm and will run through Sunday, November 2 at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street in Santa Monica. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

The Blind Owl Presents THE COMING WORLD Through 8/17 at the Prop Thtr
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

The Blind Owl returns to the Chicago theatre scene with the play THE COMING WORLD written by playwright and Pulitzer prize finalist Christopher Shinn. Directed by founding artistic director Azar Kazemi, THE COMING WORLD is set in Connecticut in a pre-9/11 America. It tackles issues regarding class, violence, intimacy, and the heartbreak that occurs when loving someone is more painful than letting them go. THE COMING WORLD runs August 1st through August 17th. Performances will take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm at the Prop Thtr located at 3502 N. Elston Avenue in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood. (more...)

JEREMY AND Opens this Week as Part of 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The world premiere of Andy Ottoson's JEREMY AND starts this week as part of the 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival, presenting 40 exceptional LGBTQ plays, one-acts, cabarets, operas, film and dance works over the course of two weeks. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) proudly announces a new season of five award-winning plays, 'JOURNEYS.' (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Entire Cast for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler announce complete casting for the remaining 2014 75th anniversary summer seaso (more...)

Tony Winner Eddie Redmayne to Tie the Knot!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Eddie Redmayne will tie the knot with his girlfriend of two years, Hannah Bagshawe. The Les Mis star proposed to his beau over the Memorial Day Weekend as they vacationed together. (more...)

The Seeing Place Theater's THE LARAMIE PROJECT to Open 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, brings you this deeply complex portrait of a community's response to the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, the hate crime that led to the largest national conversation about tolerance in American history. (more...)

Stable Cable Lab Co. to Present ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN, 5/28-6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Stable Cable Lab Co. and Vera Khodasevich announce the cast and creative team for the workshop production of Accidents Waiting to Happen, a play by Jonathan Libman, directed by Padraic Lillis. Invited presentations for Accidents Waiting to Happen will begin on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at IRT Theater and are scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8, 2014. The results of the workshop production - including the actors' experience with the work, the aesthetics of the director and designers, and the audience's feedback - will be invaluable to the development of this new play. This project was developed, in part, through Kori Rushton and the IRT 3B Development Series. (more...)

CRUMBLE, FOUR & More Set for Jackalope Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Jackalope Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director AJ Ware, Associate Artistic Director Kaiser Ahmed, Managing Director Nate Silver, Director of Development & Community Engagement Andrew Burden Swanson, announces its 2014/15 season. The company's 7th season features Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) by Sheila Callaghan, directed by Artistic AJ Ware, Four by Christopher Shinn, directed by Managing Director Nate Silver, and the world premiere of resident playwright Andrew Burden Swanson's Paper Moon directed by Founding Company Member Gus Menary. The season will conclude with The 6th Annual Living Newspapers Festival, Jackalope's festival of short plays inspired by current American newspaper articles. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Host 80th Annual Drama League Awards, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Drama League has announced that the Emmy-nominated star of Modern Family and Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the upcoming 80th Annual Drama League Awards. Considered one of the high points of the theater season, the Annual Awards Luncheon includes a nominees cocktail reception, luncheon ceremony, and awards presentation and that will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Financier Patisserie, GenSpring Family Offices, and National Life Group are the 2014 Event Sponsors of the 80th Annual Drama League Awards. (more...)

EN(LIVE)N Productions to Stage Toronto Premiere of FROZEN, Begin. 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

In a production that twists theatrical expectations, FROZEN, the controversial and award-winning play by Bryony Lavery, makes its Toronto debut. This environmental interpretation from director Andrew Freund, staged in a former coffin factory, travels to dark destinations after horrific circumstances unhinge three individuals. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre's 2014 Mentor Project to Conclude 4/2-12 With Lina Patel's RAGGED CLAWS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights concludes its 16th season with Lina Patel's new play RAGGED CLAWS, running at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) from April 2 to 12. Jedadiah Schultz directs RAGGED CLAWS, and the Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang serves as Ms. Patel's Mentor Playwright. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Cherry Lane's Mentor Project to Continue 3/12 with SONNETS ON TAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights continues its 16th season on March 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) with SONNETS ON TAP - an evening of Shakespeare sonnets performed to tap dancing - conceived and directed by Awoye Timpo. Mentored by Lisa Peterson, SONNETS ON TAP marks the very first Mentor Project directing mentorship. (more...)

DMT to Present Staged Reading of DYING CITY, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) has announced the sixth production in the 2013-2014 'Bare Bones' staged reading series: 'DYING CITY' by Christopher Shinn, a provocative, psychological drama about two people who share a tragic legacy. (more...)

Huntington/Coolidge's STAGE & SCREEN to Continue with JUAN OF THE DEAD, BECOMING CUBA, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films continues its second season on Monday, March 10 at 7pm with the 2011 Cuban zombie comedy Juan of the Dead. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Becoming Cuba playwright Melinda Lopez and director M. Bevin O'Gara moderated by Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland. (more...)

The Seeing Place Announces Cast Repertory of DYING CITY and TWO ROOMS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Seeing Place announces casting for their daring repertory of DYING CITY and TWO ROOMS. (more...)

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