Contemporary Theatre News

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This WinterAnnette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Italian Playwrights Project Stefano Massini's SOMETHING ABOUT THE LEHMANS at Segal CenterItalian Playwrights Project Stefano Massini's SOMETHING ABOUT THE LEHMANS at Segal Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Something About The Lehmans by Italian playwright Stefano Massini tells the story of the historic rise and fall of the Lehman Brothers investment house. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for the Regional Premiere of SILENT SKYWaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for the Regional Premiere of SILENT SKY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Silent Sky, directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi. A new play by Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky will run January 20-February 12, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Anastasia Munoz as Henrietta Leavitt, Sarah Elizabeth Price as Margaret Leavitt, Mitchell Stephens as Peter Shaw, Marianne Galloway as Annie Cannon, and Shannon J. McGrann as Williamina Fleming.  (more...)

Cast Announced for ATC/Orange Tree Theatre's WINTER SOLSTICECast Announced for ATC/Orange Tree Theatre's WINTER SOLSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The cast for Winter Solstice, which receives its English Language premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in early 2017, has been announced. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Adds Performances to Inaugural Children's Theatre SeriesFlorida Studio Theatre Adds Performances to Inaugural Children's Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre now offers families and children even more opportunities to experience the magic and inspiration of live theatre. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added to all Children's Theatre productions. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, ProgrammingEnsemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

WORLD FACTORY to Play HOME Manchester This DecemberWORLD FACTORY to Play HOME Manchester This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Delving into the murky history and contemporary reality of the garment industry, World Factory provokes a conversation about consumer capitalism and ethical trade in relation to China. The original production of World Factory was created and produced by METIS Projects in co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre, the Young Vic, and Company of Angels, and first performed at the New Wolsey Theatre and Young Vic in 2015. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa LoomerCasting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Writers in Performance Annual Showcase at TPACWriters in Performance Annual Showcase at TPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop hosted by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, culminating in two public presentations.  Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. This season, the theme and title of the Writers in Performance show is "Home." Writers in Performance participants are diverse by design; not only in ethnicity, but by age, and experience as well, mixing professionals with students.  On Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30PM, the troupe will showcase the monologues and short scenes they have been crafting.  We are proud to have members of the BMCC student community in the production (denoted below). Join us to experience this dynamic exchange between the written word and the art of performance!  Tickets are FREE, with a suggested donation of $10, and can be purchased in person at Ticketing Services in the lobby of 199 Chambers St. or by calling 212.220.1460.   (more...)

Joe DiPietro's CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens at FST this DecemberJoe DiPietro's CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens at FST this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre's Mainstage season continues with renowned playwright Joe DiPietro's production of Clever Little Lies. Running from December 14 to March 4, this comedy of sex, love, and family secrets makes its REGIONAL PREMIERE in the Keating Theatre. Subscriptions for all four mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: SCENES FROM A MERCHANT SONGS OF HIS VENICESalon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: SCENES FROM A MERCHANT SONGS OF HIS VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is poised between two Empires - The Sceptered Isle and La Serenissima. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Venetian ghetto, The Floor of Heaven interweaves moments from Shakespeare's complex and revolutionary text with the play's original music and songs from the English-Venetian soundscape that Shakespeare's characters would have played and heard. (more...)

FST's Million Dollar Quartet is a Hit; Extended Through 1/8FST's Million Dollar Quartet is a Hit; Extended Through 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Due to popular demand, Florida Studio Theatre extends Million Dollar Quartet through January 8 in the Gompertz Theatre. Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis continue to get audiences moving and grooving in their seats. See four shows for as little as $59. Single tickets range from $56-$59. Subscriptions and single tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (941) 366-9000 or online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.    (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonNew Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

Writers Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE HUNTER AND THE BEARWriters Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of The Hunter and The Bear, written by PigPen Theatre Co. and directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. The production runs December 7, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Digital Theatre+ Now Streaming UK's IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTTDigital Theatre+ Now Streaming UK's IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Digital Theatre+ has announced that Sherman Theatre's universally acclaimed and award-winning touring production, Iphigenia in Splott, will be available worldwide on its arts education platform from today 16th of November. (more...)

FST Receives $45,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community FoundationFST Receives $45,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre has announced that Gulf Coast Community Foundation has issued a $45,000 'Arts Appreciation' grant to FST. (more...)

Spend the Holidays at the bluebarn theatre with THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED)Spend the Holidays at the bluebarn theatre with THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to continue Season 28 with the irreverent, zany comedy, The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith and Amanda Ripley Set for Live-Streamed, Post-Show Talk at NOTES FROM THE FIELDAnna Deavere Smith and Amanda Ripley Set for Live-Streamed, Post-Show Talk at NOTES FROM THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will host a special post-performance conversation between Anna Deavere Smith and The Atlantic journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Amanda Ripley, one of the interview subjects Ms. Smith portrays in her acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD. (more...)

Actors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre Present
The English Language Premiere of WINTER SOLSTICEActors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre Present The English Language Premiere of WINTER SOLSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

To coincide with the inauguration of President Donald J Trump, Actors Touring Company present the English language premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig's new play. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Extends at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Extends at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, will extend for one week and will now play through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). The production, directed by Leonard Foglia and featuring original music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby, opened to rave reviews on November 2nd and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 11th. (more...)

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