Classic Stage Company News

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Following a sold out run at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in early 2014, Working Artists Theatre Project (Jessica Dermody, Chad Luke Schiro, and Charlie Sutton - Producing Artistic Directors), in association with Karah Gravatt and Robert Tyrer, presents the official New York premiere of Warren Doody's powerful play Life Without Parole, as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, - FringeNYC. August 8th - 24th. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Receives NEA/Arts Midwest Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Arts Midwest has announced that Tennessee Shakespeare Company is one of just 40 theatre companies in the United States to receive its prestigious Shakespeare in American Communities grant for TSC's innovative Romeo and Juliet Project. This is the second consecutive year TSC has been awarded the grant as the youngest organization of the 40 theatres selected. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Mark H. Dold to Star in Barrington Stage's BREAKING THE CODE, 7/17-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore's biographical drama of Alan Turing, starring BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold. Directed by Joe Calarco, performances of Breaking the Code are from July 17 through August 2, with a press opening on Sunday, July 20 at 5pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Comedian Nancy Redman in Stand Up Performance
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

Actress/writer/comedian NANCY REDMAN joins forces with director AUSTIN PENDLETON for their third collaboration on the United Solo Theatre Festival: 'The Doctor Is Not In,' a sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates, October 25 at 9 PM at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Women's Project Theater Begins Nationwide Hunt for New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Women's Project Theater is going through some major changes. A national search has begun for a new Artistic Director to lead the company for the coming 2014-15 season and beyond. The new Artistic Director will succeed Julie Crosby, who recently departed the company as Producing Artistic Director, a position she held since 2006. During her tenure, Ms. Crosby led and nurtured the institution immeasurably, producing more than 25 plays by women playwrights and directors, and championing the careers of its alumnae lab artists. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014


Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Stephen Adly Guirgis' BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli, and Ray Anthony Thomas. The production begins previews Thursday, July 10 and will open Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 16, 2014 off-Broadway at Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Get a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Returns to Chicago, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The award-winning comedy, Dead Man's Cell Phone returns to Chicago under the direction of one of Chicago's newest theatre companies, The Enthusiasts Theatre Company. Sarah Ruhl's smash hit comedy opens with an incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. Jean, a stranger at the next table who has had enough. And Gordon, a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative comedy. The show is about the struggle to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Dead Man's Cell Phone is a wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of the The Clean House and Eurydice. The last local production was done by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in March 2008. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Shaw's THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents George Bernard Shaw's Revolutionary War dramaThe Devil's Disciple. Just in time for the Fourth of July and the 350th anniversary of New Jersey's charter, The Devil's Disciple celebrates the spirit and honor of the everyday people who fought for our nation's independence. (more...)

THE COSBY SHOW's Malcolm-Jamal Warner to Star in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, 9/5-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company announces that Malcolm-Jamal Warner, best known for his breakout role as Theo Huxtable, Bill Cosby's son on "The Cosby Show," will play Dr. John Prentice in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in the Huntington's season opener September 5 - October 5, 2014 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (more...)

Dave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Classic Stage Company has announced that Dave Quay, who appeared in the company's recent production of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 8
by - Jun 08, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

TRU's 13th Annual TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES Begins 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2014 Play Reading Series on Monday, June 9, Monday, June 16, and Monday, June 23 at 7pm at the Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC. Tickets are free and may be reserved by emailing TRUStaff1@gmail.com or phoning the TRU message line at 212-714-7628. For more information visit http://truonline.org/TRUPlays.htm. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, Begin. 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company will present the world premiere production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli, and Ray Anthony Thomas. The production begins previews Thursday, July 10 and will open Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 16, 2014 off-Broadway at Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

THE DOCTOR IS NOT IN Set for United Solo Fest, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Actress/writer/comedian NANCY REDMAN joins forces with director AUSTIN PENDLETON for their third collaboration on the United Solo Theatre Festival: 'The Doctor Is Not In,' a sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates, October 25 at 9 PM at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Huntington's SMART PEOPLE, Now Playing Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company concludes its 2013-2014 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (The Power of Duff) helms the newest play from the author of the Huntington's 2010 hit production of Stick Fly. Performances of Smart People began at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA on May 23. Due to popular demand, the run has been extended to Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR with Michael Urie Coming to Sidney Harman Hall, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company will present a special engagement of Buyer & Cellar. Written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett and starring Michael Urie, Buyer & Cellar was heralded by The New York Times as "a seriously funny and remarkably sustained slice of absurdist whimsy." Washington, D.C. marks the second stop of the production's national tour, where it will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW), from June 20-29, 2014. (more...)

Forrest McClendon, Stephanie Berry & More Set for Center Stage's WILD WITH HAPPY, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Center Stage presents the exciting new comedy Wild with Happy by Colman Domingo. This heartwarming adventure through love and loss begins tonight, May 28, and runs through June 29, under the direction of Jeremy B. Cohen. (more...)

SDCF Hires Megan E. Carter as New Director
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Laura Penn, Executive Director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Workshop Foundation (SDCF), announced today that Megan E. Carter will be its new Director as of June 30. Founded in 1965, SDCF is the nation's only organization dedicated to training, nurturing, and supporting theatre directors and choreographers and advancing the crafts of stage direction and choreography. (more...)

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