David Cromer News

The Hypocrites Inaugurate New Theatre with World Premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, 8/2-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The Hypocrites are pleased to launch their 2014-15 Season with the world premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney*, playing August 2 - October 5, 2014 at its new home, The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

David Cromer in THE NORMAL HEART and More Set for 2014 Three Oaks Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey proudly announce the second season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a summer theater festival that brings limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This expanded season is being performed in creative venues throughout Harbor Country, including the Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and the historic Lakeside Inn. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented with major support by The Pokagon Fund. (more...)

Writers Theatre Opens 2014/15 Season with the Midwest Premiere of ISAAC'S EYEs, 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Writers Theatre opens its 2014/15 season with the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 321 Park Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10th and Thursday, September 11th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Kyle Hatley Becomes Resident Director at Kansas City Rep; Theatre Hunting for New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen today announced changes to its artistic staff for its 50th Anniversary Season. Associate Artistic Director Kyle Hatley, who is planning to return to Chicago over the coming year, will become Resident Director. As previously announced, his duties will include performing in An Iliad and developing and directing the world premiere of Nathan Jackson's Sticky Traps; in addition, he will support the annual production of A Christmas Carol, now directed by Jerry Genochio. Eric Rosen will direct The Santaland Diaries. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Three Oaks Theatre Festival Announces 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey proudly announce the second season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a summer theater festival that brings limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This expanded season is being performed in creative venues throughout Harbor Country, including the Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and the historic Lakeside Inn. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented with major support by The Pokagon Fund. (more...)

Tony-Winning A RAISIN IN THE SUN Closes Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Broadway's critically acclaimed production of Denzel Washington in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun closes tonight at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It was directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon and originally opened on April 3 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Photo Flash: Linda Cho, Darko Tresnjak, Caissie Levy, Harvey Fierstein and More at the Carlyle's Tonys Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

After the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony last Sunday, the night's stars gathered at The Carlyle to celebrate the evening's triumphs. Scroll down to check out photos from the party, hosted by O&M Co.! (more...)

Tony-Winning A RAISIN IN THE SUN Revival Recoups on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Broadway's critically acclaimed production of Denzel Washington in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN is celebrating a big week. Not only did it take home three 2014 Tony Awards (Best Revival of a Play, Best Director of a Play -- Kenny Leon, and Best Featured Actress in a Play -- Sophie Okonedo) on Sunday night, it has also recouped its entire capitalization. The production, which began previews Saturday, March 8, officially opened on Thursday, April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47 Street), where it will end its limited engagement run this Sunday, June 15. (more...)

Cast Announced for Cole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Running 8/28-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Mike Leigh connoisseur Shade Murray, who directed the Jeff Award-winning Abigail's Party for A Red Orchid in 2010, will direct Cole Theatre's inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy. The production will star Boyd Harris, Maura Kidwell, Layne Manzer, Lauren Pizzi, Michaela Petro and Joel Reitsma. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray Visit A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

On Friday night, May 30, Mayor Bill De Blasio and his wife First Lady Chirlane McCray saw A Raisin in the Sun and headed backstage at intermission to take photos with the company. Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down for a look at the couple with the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: Julianne Moore Toasts Tony Nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Yesterday Julianne Moore hosted an afternoon tea in honor of Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson, currently starring as Lena Younger in A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Held at Lady Mendl's at the Inn at Irving Place, an impressive group of women from theatre, film and television, including LaTanya's fellow Tony nominated costars Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose, gathered to salute LaTanya. Although she was unable to attend, First Lady Michelle Obama did send a note which was read aloud by Julianne Moore after Ms. Moore made a toast to LaTanya. Samuel L. Jackson and Bart Freundlich crashed the party to enjoy the afternoon with their wives. (more...)

Almeida Announces New Season, Including OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre today announces its body of work for the autumn: a World Premiere of a new work by Alecky Blythe will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins and the London Premiere of David Cromer's acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. (more...)

Boyd Harris and Layne Manzer Launch the Cole Theatre; ECSTASY to Play A Red Orchid, 8/25-9/28
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Acclaimed Chicago actors Boyd Harris and Layne Manzer announce the founding of Cole Theatre, working under an Equity contract with non-profit status. With the tagline "victory of the people" as its battle cry, Cole Theatre is an arena for underused and under-sung artists to rise up and be seen louder and clearer. The name "Cole" is Greek for "people's victory." The inaugural show will be Mike Leigh's Ecstasy, staged at A Red Orchid Theatre in Old Town, August 25-September 28. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Releases 68-Page Digital Souvenir Book
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, which is currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), just released a 68-page digital souvenir book in honor of Hansberry's birthday, May 19. Click here to download the special souvenir book now! (more...)

Writers Theatre Adds Performances to THE DANCE OF DEATH; Runs thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kate Lipuma announce a two-week extension of The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson and directed by Henry Wishcamper. The production, featuring Shannon Cochran (Alice), Philip Earl Johnson (Kurt) and Larry Yando (Edgar) now runs through August 3, 2014 at 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. (more...)

Actors Alliance of San Diego to Present Professional Scene Study with Esteban Andres Cruz, 5/27-6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Actors Alliance of San Diego is proud to announce A Professional Scene Study with Esteban Andres Cruz: The plays of Stephen Adly Guirgis at the Academy of Performing Arts: 5120-C Baltimore Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942. The workshop will take place on Tuesdays, May 27-June 24 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. There will be no class on Tuesday, June 3rd. The final class on June 24 will be from 8-10pm and will consist of a public presentation of the scenes. There are only 12 spots available. (more...)

David Cromer, Gary Griffin, Nathan Louis Jackson and More Set for KC Rep's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced his 2014-15 season, its milestone 50th anniversary. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Shots of Winner Ashley Herbert, Denzel Washington and More at 2014 National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) have announced that Ashley Herbert from Boston has won first place at the 6th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition held on Monday, May 5th at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Robert Upton from Chicago was the runner-up, and an honorable mention went to Atiauna Grant from Atlanta. Denzel Washington surprised the audience with a special appearance during the awards ceremony, and greeted all of the contestants afterwards. The event, which was free and open to the public, featured high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. Scroll down for photos from the competition! (more...)

Boston's Ashley Herbert Wins 2014 National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Ashley Herbert, a junior at Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, was named champion of the National Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition Monday night at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

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