Classic Stage Company News

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play HouseAustin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2016 - Duncan in Neverland, Broadway in Oz and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2016 - Duncan in Neverland, Broadway in Oz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 12, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Sandy Duncan flies back to Neverland, big Broadway names head to Oz to celebrate Stephen Schwartz,†and more! (more...)

Suzzane Kimble to Play Title Role in Centenary Stage Company's BECKY SHAWSuzzane Kimble to Play Title Role in Centenary Stage Company's BECKY SHAW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

With a professional theater season full of premieres and award winning women playwrights, Centenary Stage Company keeps the ball rolling with the bitingly hilarious BECKY SHAW,†running February 19 through March 6 in the Lackland Center.† (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody's GREASE at North Carolina TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody's GREASE at North Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is ready to electrify audiences this February with the world's favorite musical, Grease! Leading the cast is Broadway star John Arthur Greene who hails from Raleigh stepping into the role of teenage heartthrob, Danny Zuko.† John Arthur joins Broadway couple Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody, who will direct and choreograph the perennial favorite at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, February 9-14, 2016. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Kim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 SeasonKim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

?Abingdon Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Muse Project, will present STET, a new play inspired by true events, written by Kim Davies and conceived by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Artistic Director Tony Speciale. A limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin previews in June, as part of Abingdon's 2015-2016 Season. Tony Speciale is set to direct the world-premiere production, which marks his inaugural programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

WHAT Sets 2016 SeasonWHAT Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Modern conveniences like smart phones and GPS often make us forget that the journey of life is full of the unexpected. For its 2016 theater season, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater celebrates these unexpected moments: the realization of first love; a town bonded by a bullied teenager; a family finding common ground through music; the censorship of a fictional marriage between two rabbits; the beauty behind the darkness of Edgar Allan Poe; love lost then found again. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) helmed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango(The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Sets Full Cast of MACBETH, Starring Conleth Hill & Frances McDormandBerkeley Rep Sets Full Cast of MACBETH, Starring Conleth Hill & Frances McDormand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Berkeley Rep presents Shakespeare's dark and violent tragedy on the Roda Stage. This classic exploration of the ominous side of ambition tells the story of a couple bound together in their thirst for the Scottish throne. Driven by an evil prophesy and his scheming wife, Macbeth kills the king and claims his crown, thus beginning a moral descent into a reign of terror. (more...)

Review Roundup: CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2016

Classic Stage Company's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN officially opens tonight, January 19, starring Kecia Lewis in the title role after†Tony winner Tonya Pinkins' departure during previews. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Elizabeth A. Davis to Sing WILD & FREE with Cast of INDIAN JOE Musical at Feinstein's/54 BelowElizabeth A. Davis to Sing WILD & FREE with Cast of INDIAN JOE Musical at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Elizabeth A. Davis in WILD & FREE, Wednesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 28th. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 17Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jan 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 17, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

BOTANIC GARDEN Coming to Ware CenterBOTANIC GARDEN Coming to Ware Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

? Todd Logan's highly acclaimed and emotionally poignant stage play Botanic Garden will be performed at the Ware Center on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The play, starring real-life married partners Carmen Roman as Kate and James Leaming as her deceased husband Jake, offers a funny and refreshingly unsentimental look at love and loss, questioning our collective belief that "moving on" is the best medicine. Roman and Leaming are acclaimed actors both on-stage and on-camera, appearing in shows such as "Law and Order" and "Prison Break." The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast AnnouncedAMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by†Bret Easton Ellis†-- which celebrates the 25th†anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on BroadwayA Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's world premiere of Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (who directed Bethany at the Globe in 2014). (more...)

PODCAST: Tonya Pinkins on Leaving MOTHER COURAGE; Also Remembrances of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE and RASHEEDA SPEAKINGPODCAST: Tonya Pinkins on Leaving MOTHER COURAGE; Also Remembrances of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE and RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2016

The Tony-winning actor discusses her views on the issues that arise when theatre tells the stories of people of color. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on SaleTickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Speaks Up About Responses to Her MOTHER COURAGE Departure- 'No Man Speaks For Me in 2016'BWW Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Speaks Up About Responses to Her MOTHER COURAGE Departure- 'No Man Speaks For Me in 2016'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

Pinkins has released a statement explaining her decision, and some have responded- including her ex-costar, Michael Potts (Click here to read his full post). Now she's opening up about the whole controversy and more specifically, comments from Potts and company. Read her full piece below: (more...)

CSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next WeekCSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next Week
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Classic Stage Company's Mother Courage and Her Children will now resume performances Tuesday, Jan. 12 rather than tonight, Jan. 8. The delay grants Kecia Lewis 'additional time for memorization of the script and rehearsal,' after taking on the title role earlier this week for Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next MonthSHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

This American Blonde Actress†and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the first dates of the 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, beginning in Los Angeles for a return engagement, and with additional tour dates to follow in Florida, New York City and Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. It will play on the West Coast on February 5th and 6th for two shows only at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute on the the James Dean Soundstage, an 'environmental' TV studio setting. (more...)

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