Classic Stage Company News

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSONHartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Casting for Season-Opening MAMA'S BOYGeorge Street Playhouse Announces Casting for Season-Opening MAMA'S BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Rob Urbinati's Mama's Boy, which runs October 18 through November 6 at the New Brunswick theatre. Betsy Aidem (Broadway's All the Way, GSP's God of Carnage) stars as Marguerite Oswald, the headstrong mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, played by Michael Goldsmith (TV's Doctor Who, Gotham).  (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public TheaterCasting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Off Broadway Theatres Across NYC Will Dim Their Lights to Honor Late Playwright Edward AlbeeOff Broadway Theatres Across NYC Will Dim Their Lights to Honor Late Playwright Edward Albee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Following the loss of three-time Tony Award and three-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, producer and director Edward Albee, Off Broadway theatres across NYC will dim their lights on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:45PM for exactly one minute, the Off Broadway League has announced. Widely considered one of the greatest American playwrights of his generation and of the 20th Century, Mr. Albee passed away at age 88 on Friday, September 17, 2016. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old GlobeBenjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - The Top Shows for Teens Fall 2016BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - The Top Shows for Teens Fall 2016
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Sep 19, 2016

Pumpkin spice lattes, candy corn, apple pie-what do these things make you think of? First and foremost, YAAASSS (obvi), but also…fall! As I struggle to get back into the swing of school, there's one thing that keeps me going: my superhumanly high level of excitement for THE FALL 2016 THEATER SEASON!!! (*fireworks*) There are so many truly incredible offerings this year for audiences of all ages…but, for now, let's focus on what's out there for teens! So, now, I present to you (*drumroll)* My Top 5 Picks for Teens Fall 2016 (*confetti explosion*)!  (more...)

Barrow Street Theatre Presents BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNSBarrow Street Theatre Presents BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to New York for a three night limited engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) this weekend from September 16 through September 18 before transferring to Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Begins Tonight: Drew Droege and Michael Urie at Barrow Street!BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Begins Tonight: Drew Droege and Michael Urie at Barrow Street!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to New York for a three night limited engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) this weekend from September 16 through September 18 before transferring to Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Jody Christopherson Joins THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This SeasonJody Christopherson Joins THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Other Mozart (Drama Desk and Off Broadway Alliance award-nominated and New York Innovative Theatre award-winning) returns to Off Broadway this season. (more...)

BWW Review: Off-Broadway FIORELLO! Features Young Cast in Small-Scale ProductionBWW Review: Off-Broadway FIORELLO! Features Young Cast in Small-Scale Production
by Michael Dale - Sep 12, 2016

The recent renaissance of appreciation for the musicals of composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick, which has included Broadway revivals of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and SHE LOVES ME, along with an Off-Broadway reworking of THE ROTHSCHILDS retitled ROTHSCHILD & SONS, continues with a transfer of director Bob Moss' Berkshire Theatre Group production of the team's Pulitzer Prize winner, FIORELLO! (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkshire Theatre Group FIORELLO Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Berkshire Theatre Group FIORELLO Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG)'s sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! just transferred to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company.  (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Teams with New York Public Library for 'FIRST FOLIO' EventTheatre for a New Audience Teams with New York Public Library for 'FIRST FOLIO' Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience and The New York Public Library will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death with a viewing of a First Folio followed by a conversation among scholars and conservators on the Folio's innovative origins, its history as a wildly coveted (and carefully conserved) artifact, and its continued role in the robust afterlife of Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 5, 2016BWW's On This Day - September 5, 2016
by - Sep 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016
by - Sep 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/3/2016
by - Sep 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/3/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2016BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2016
by - Sep 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Form Theatricals and Celebration Theatre to Present BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNSForm Theatricals and Celebration Theatre to Present BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to Los Angeles due to demand, high on the heels of a run in New York at the Barrow Street Theater, with Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Celebration Theatre (6760 Lexington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038) from September 26 through November 14, every Monday at 8pm.            (more...)

TheaterMania Block Party at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Street Fair: Performers From Chicago, Paramour, Waitress, and MoreTheaterMania Block Party at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Street Fair: Performers From Chicago, Paramour, Waitress, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

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Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete CastTwenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sheldon Harnick and Off-Broadway's FIORELLO!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sheldon Harnick and Off-Broadway's FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

As previously announced, Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG)'s sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal with Harnick below! (more...)

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