Craig Wright News

Broadway's Merle Dandrige & More Join Cast of OWN's GREENLEAFBroadway's Merle Dandrige & More Join Cast of OWN's GREENLEAF
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

According to Deadline, Broadway's Merle Dandridge, Lynn Whitfield and Desiree Ross have joined the cast of OWN's bold and daring new original drama series from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright ('Six Feet Under,' 'Lost') that takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous SECRETS AND LIES are as numerous as the faithful. The Lionsgate-owned series is set for production later this year. (more...)

Michael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Pushes Back Opening at RattlestickMichael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Pushes Back Opening at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will now open Thursday, September 17, a week later than the previously announced date of September 10. The change was made to accommodate for the holiday weekend. (more...)

Janet Dacal, German Alexander & More to Star in CUBA LIBRE at Artists RepJanet Dacal, German Alexander & More to Star in CUBA LIBRE at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre announces the casting of high-caliber actors, dancers and designers from Portland, Los Angeles and New York for the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale new musical Cuba Libre. (more...)

Middle Voice Theater Company to Host Workshop Production of EXPOSUREMiddle Voice Theater Company to Host Workshop Production of EXPOSURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's apprentice company, The Middle Voice Theater Company invites you to the workshop production of Steve' DiUbaldo's Exposure directed by Victor Cervantes Jr., which opens Thursday, August 20th and runs until Sunday, August 23rd at WorkShop Theater. (more...)

Michael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at RattlestickMichael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Hamlet In Bed, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will begin previews Friday, August 28, at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.  Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole.  The official opening night is set for Thursday, September 10; the production will run through Sunday, October 25. (more...)

Rattlestick's 2015-16 Season to Include New York, World PremieresRattlestick's 2015-16 Season to Include New York, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long announce the company's 2015-16 season, its 21st, which includes New York and world premieres by Michael Laurence, William Francis Hoffman, and Martyna Majok. All productions play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. (more...)

OWN Announces Daring New Original Drama Series GREENLEAFOWN Announces Daring New Original Drama Series GREENLEAF
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today a bold and daring new original drama series from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (more...)

Bo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC RepBo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse and Kansas City Repertory Theatre announce the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (Blood and Gifts). (more...)

Michael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTMichael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Ryan Murphy, just announced that Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon will return to Broadway as "James Tyrone, Jr." in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, joining the previously announced Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as "Mary Tyrone," Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne as "James Tyrone," and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as "Edmund Tyrone." Jonathan Kent will direct, as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season.  (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

CUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This FallCUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere production of the new musical Cuba Libre at the Winningstad Theatre from October 3 - November 8. (more...)

Roberta Pereira Named New Producing Director of The Playwrights RealmRoberta Pereira Named New Producing Director of The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Playwrights Realm Artistic Director Katherine Kovner has announced that Roberta Pereira has been named the company's new Producing Director. (more...)

The Road Theatre to Showcase New Work at Sixth Annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, 7/26-8/2The Road Theatre to Showcase New Work at Sixth Annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, 7/26-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their 24th season, the sixth annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF6). (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2015-16 'Unnatural Disasters' SeasonInterrobang Theatre Project Announces 2015-16 'Unnatural Disasters' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Interrobang Theatre Project, under the co-artistic direction of James Yost and Georgette Verdin, is excited to announce Season 6: "Unnatural Disasters," featuring three plays that investigate how individuals and communities navigate their way through the chaos and absurdity of worlds turned upside-down, when everything and nothing is familiar.   (more...)

Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & MorePoint Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present five productions in the 2015-2016 season, ranging from classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

The Barrow Group Extends THE PAVILION Through 7/19The Barrow Group Extends THE PAVILION Through 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

THE BARROW GROUP (Lee Brock and Seth Barrish, Co-Artistic Directors) announced today that due to popular demand, the limited engagement of THE PAVILION will extend at TBG Theatre at The Barrow Group (312 West 36th Street 3rd Floor). Tickets are now on sale at SmartTix.com for performances through Sunday, July 19, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Seth Barrish Chats about THE PAVILION, The Barrow Group and So Much MoreBWW Interview: Seth Barrish Chats about THE PAVILION, The Barrow Group and So Much More
by Nora Dominick - Jun 24, 2015

Craig Wright's amazing play THE PAVILLION is currently being performed as part of The Barrow's Group 2015/16 season. BroadwayWorld sat down with Artistic Director and one of the stars of The Pavilion, Seth Barrish, to talk about his work with such a eloquent play, The Barrow Group and the release of his new book An Actor's Companion: Tools for the Working Actor. (more...)

Paul Rudd to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of FamePaul Rudd to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Paul Rudd will be honored with the 2,554th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 (more...)

Craig Wright's THE PAVILION Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayCraig Wright's THE PAVILION Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Barrow Group opens their season tonight, June 15, with the Pulitzer Prize nominated play THE PAVILION, co-directed by Lee Brock and Alyson Schacherer. (more...)

Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that the The Reverend Micah Bucey will moderate a post-show panel discussion following the performance of the world premiere play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, on Tuesday, June 16, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The panelists will include Greg Grandin, Morgan Jenness, and Michael Ratner. (more...)

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