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Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter continues Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on March 23 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Porter will be joined in conversation by theatre historian and author John Kenrick. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing personal journeys of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both art and life. The series, which launched February 16 with a sold out house for Bill Irwin, concludes with Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

American Blues Theatre Announces 2015 Blue Ink Award WinnerAmerican Blues Theatre Announces 2015 Blue Ink Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside of American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, announces the recipient of the 2015 Blue Ink Playwriting Award is Jamie Pachino and her play Other Than Honorable. (more...)

WICKED's Christine Dwyer to Star in Studio Theatre's MURDER BALLAD This Spring in D.C.WICKED's Christine Dwyer to Star in Studio Theatre's MURDER BALLAD This Spring in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Studio Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for Murder Ballad, this spring's explosive rock musical directed by Artistic Director David Muse. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company to Present DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, 2/21-3/29Skylight Theatre Company to Present DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, 2/21-3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea by Nathan Alan Davis will begin its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at Skylight Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) in a co-production with Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble (Los Angeles, CA). The play - as per the guidelines of NNPN's Continued Life of New Plays Fund, which supports its member theaters' production of new works - will receive four entirely separate productions within a twelve month period with the playwright continuing the development of the script as it moves across the country. (more...)

NYU Skirball Announces Full Line-Up for VISIONS + VOICES: GERMANYNYU Skirball Announces Full Line-Up for VISIONS + VOICES: GERMANY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

This spring, NYU SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS will present its VISIONS + VOICES Global Performance Series, now in its third year, with a focus on Germany. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New York Theatre Workshop's THE EVENTSPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New York Theatre Workshop's THE EVENTS
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 13, 2015

THE EVENTS is the third production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2014/15 Season. Written by acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical) and directed by Ramin Gray (The Royal Opera's The Importance of Being Ernest), THE EVENTS began previews on February 4, 2015 and officially opened last night, February 12, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). THE EVENTS comes to New York for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, March 22, 2015. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

ACT Adds Steven Dietz World Premiere BLOOMSDAY to 2015 Season; Single Tickets Now on SaleACT Adds Steven Dietz World Premiere BLOOMSDAY to 2015 Season; Single Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is pleased to announce that single tickets for the 2015 season have now officially gone on sale. (more...)

Nashville Rep's DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Run 3/12-28Nashville Rep's DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Run 3/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Nashville Repertory Theatre will present its newest production Death of a Salesman, the classic, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Death of a Salesman runs March 12-28, 2015 at Andrew Johnson Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. (more...)

NYTW's THE EVENTS, With Neve McIntosh and Clifford Samuel, Opens TonightNYTW's THE EVENTS, With Neve McIntosh and Clifford Samuel, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

THE EVENTS is the third production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2014/15 Season. Written by acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical) and directed by Ramin Gray (The Royal Opera's The Importance of Being Ernest), THE EVENTS began previews on February 4, 2015 and officially opens tonight, February 12, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). THE EVENTS comes to New York for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Welcomes New Board President Elliot SchwartzPhiladelphia Theatre Company Welcomes New Board President Elliot Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company, celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, is pleased to announce that Elliot Schwartz has been elected President joining E. Gerald Riesenbach who remains Chair of the Board of Directors. (more...)

FST's Stage III to Return with Mark Nadler's I'M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF, 3/17FST's Stage III to Return with Mark Nadler's I'M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Florida Studio Theatre welcomes Mark Nadler to the Keating stage with his production of I'm A Stranger Here Myself, as part of FST's Stage III program. It will have a limited engagement beginning March 17, 2015 in the Keating Theatre. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 8Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 8
by - Feb 8, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 8, 2015. (more...)

ELIZABETH I, Barb Jungr & More Coming to Marlowe Studio, CanterburyELIZABETH I, Barb Jungr & More Coming to Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

THE MARLOWE Studio, Canterbury, continues to prove itself as Kent's home of new writing, gigs, comedy and contemporary theatre. (more...)

Hart House Theatre to Open THIS IS FOR YOU, ANNA, 2/27Hart House Theatre to Open THIS IS FOR YOU, ANNA, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Opening February 27, Hart House Theatre is thrilled to present a ground-breaking and impactful work that has resonated with audiences since its premiere in the 1980s. (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company's NPSS to Continue with HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO, 2/16Salt Lake Acting Company's NPSS to Continue with HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) continues its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of William Missouri Downs' newest play HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Teresa Sanderson, the reading will feature local actors Daniel Beecher, Terence Goodman, Elise Groves, Jesse Peery, and Susan Dolan Stevens. The NPSS provides an essential testing ground where playwrights see and hear their works in progress and receive insightful feedback from the audience members during a post-play discussion. (more...)

James Christopher's CHARLIE'S DARK ANGEL Opens Next Month at Drayton Arms TheatreJames Christopher's CHARLIE'S DARK ANGEL Opens Next Month at Drayton Arms Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The casting was revealed today for a compelling black comedy Charlie's Dark Angel, which opens at London's intimate Drayton Arms Theatre on 03 March. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Elaine Alexander and Della Freedman of CAR TALK Make Finals In Manhattan, New YorkBWW Interview: Elaine Alexander and Della Freedman of CAR TALK Make Finals In Manhattan, New York
by Vickie Evans - Feb 5, 2015

Car Talk, written by Elaine Alexander and directed by Della Freedman was chosen as a finalist for the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's One-Act Playwriting Contest. It is a short one-act comedy that depicts the story of an accountant who goes car shopping with his status seeking fiancee on an expedition to find the perfect car for her, which leads him on the quest to find his true self. (more...)

Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor and clown Bill Irwin opens Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on February 16 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Irwin will be joined in his conversation by arts consultant and former Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing Howard Sherman. (more...)

NYTW's THE EVENTS, With Neve McIntosh and Clifford Samuel, Begins TonightNYTW's THE EVENTS, With Neve McIntosh and Clifford Samuel, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

THE EVENTS is the third production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2014/15 Season. Written by acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical) and directed by Ramin Gray (The Royal Opera's The Importance of Being Ernest), THE EVENTS begins previews tonight, February 4, 2015 and officially opens on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's 2015 Bowling ClassicPhoto Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's 2015 Bowling Classic
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 3, 2015

For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts at its annual All-Star Bowling Classic. Last night, stars gathered at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge to bowl and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

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