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Cincinnati Playhouse to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 4/25-5/23Cincinnati Playhouse to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 4/25-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2014-15 Robert S. Marx Theatre season comes to a riotous close with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Christopher Durang's madcap comedy about melancholy people. A smash hit on Broadway, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE earned numerous critical accolades, including the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony awards for best play. It runs April 25 through May 23 in the Marx Theatre. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's 2015 New Ground Theatre Festival Begins 5/6Cleveland Play House's 2015 New Ground Theatre Festival Begins 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will bring some of America's top playwrights to Cleveland in their 2015 New Ground Theatre Festival (NGTF.) CPH's annual showcase of new theatrical works, once again made possible by Honorary Producer Roe Green, gives playwrights from around the nation the opportunity to test-drive new work, collaborate with CPH artists, and launch never-before-seen productions on CPH's stages. CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley interjects: 'Roe's generosity makes new work at Cleveland Play House possible. Because of her, we are able to create new plays that speak to the current moment which will have a lasting impact on local audiences and the national field.' (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Tour BIRD BRAIN, 4/10-5/23Cincinnati Playhouse to Tour BIRD BRAIN, 4/10-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's popular Off the Hill series for families wraps up its 2014-15 season with Vern Thiessen's BIRD BRAIN, a charming and funny fable full of laughs and the lesson that strange behavior isn't always foolish. Recommended for ages 5 and up, BIRD BRAIN will tour to community venues throughout the Tristate from April 10 through May 23. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2015

The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opens tonight, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: NTI Faculty Spotlight - Alexander GemignaniBWW Exclusive: NTI Faculty Spotlight - Alexander Gemignani
by National Theater Institute - Mar 10, 2015

For 45 years, the National Theater Institute has offered young theater artists a springboard to the professional world at the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. With a singular schedule and an unmatched breadth of training, NTI's credit-earning, semester-long programs are taught by industry professionals and master teachers like Alexander Gemignani. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Continue Sandbox Series with IN A WORDSan Francisco Playhouse to Continue Sandbox Series with IN A WORD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) continues its sixth season of the Sandbox Series of new plays with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lauren Yee's in a word. Giovanna Sardelli will direct. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins TonightCherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre announced the 2015 line-up today for the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project's 17th season, the corner stone of Cherry Lane Theatre's development programs. (more...)

At This Performance: KINKY BOOTS' Leading 'Lola' Understudy Timothy Ware!At This Performance: KINKY BOOTS' Leading 'Lola' Understudy Timothy Ware!
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 4, 2015

BroadwayWorld introduces our latest weekly feature, 'At This Performance with BWW' highlighting the work of Broadway's hardest-working actors - understudies and standbys! (more...)

Jess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff AwardsJess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Tony Award-winning costume designer, JESS GOLDSTEIN (currently represented on Broadway with Jersey Boys and On the Town), and scenic designer DOUGLAS W. SCHMIDT are among the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 1, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Goldstein was selected to receive the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Schmidt will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. (more...)

Nick Offerman to Lead World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in BostonNick Offerman to Lead World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announced today the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation." Performances will run November 11 - December 13, 2015 at the Huntington's mainstage, the BU Theatre. (more...)

Geva's Fielding Nextstage Studio Series to Continue with A BODY OF WATER, 3/19-4/5Geva's Fielding Nextstage Studio Series to Continue with A BODY OF WATER, 3/19-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Geva Theatre Center's 2015 Fielding Studio Series continues with A Body of Water by Lee Blessing. This production comes to Geva from The Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca and is directed by Michele Minnick. The production begins performances on March 19 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through April 5. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Sets 2015-16 Season: THE SECRET GARDEN, MOTHERS AND SONS & MoreCincinnati Playhouse Sets 2015-16 Season: THE SECRET GARDEN, MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2015-16 season today with an engaging combination of world-premiere comedies, beloved dramas, inspirational and provocative new plays, a sultry musical revue and the return of one of the most popular shows in Playhouse history. The Playhouse's 56th season is Robison's fourth as artistic director. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present BUZZER, 3/21-4/19Cincinnati Playhouse to Present BUZZER, 3/21-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Tracey Scott Wilson's provocative new play BUZZER, set in a gentrifying neighborhood, takes up residence in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre March 21 through April 19. By turns darkly funny and heartbreaking, BUZZER pushes many timely hot buttons of race, class, sex and real estate. (more...)

Utah Shakes Welcomes New Production ManagerUtah Shakes Welcomes New Production Manager
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced Becky Merold as the new production manager for the Festival. Becky has worked at the Festival seasonally for twelve years as a stage manager and has worked on more than twenty plays throughout her tenure at the Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's BODY OF WATERPhoto Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's BODY OF WATER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Coming next to Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre Company is A Body Of Water, a mystery about family and memory by Lee Blessing. A Body Of Water opens for previews tonight, February 18 and runs at Kitchen Theatre Company through March 8 before transferring to the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next MonthTHE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The New Black Fest, a theater organization celebrating provocative storytelling, music and discussion from the African Diaspora, is proud to announce The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

Broadway Talent Set for BDF Workshop at Dallas Convention Center, 3/10-14Broadway Talent Set for BDF Workshop at Dallas Convention Center, 3/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The unique performing arts intensive will take place at the Dallas Convention Center (600 South Griffin Street, Dallas, TX) Tuesday, March 10 - Saturday, March 14, 2015. The five-day intensive will culminate in a unique Broadway-style concert event featuring performances by Dallas' brightest rising stars on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Mark Jacoby, Brit Whittle and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS This SpringMark Jacoby, Brit Whittle and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced final casting for the upcoming World Premiere production of Five Presidents. Broadway and television veterans Mark Jacoby, Martin L'Herault, Steve Sheridan, Jeff Steitzer, and Brit Whittle, along with Rep Associate Artist Reese Madigan, make up the cast of Five Presidents from Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (The West Wing, House of Cards, Mad Men, and Six Feet Under). (more...)

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