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Guthrie Theater Welcomes New Artistic DirectorGuthrie Theater Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The Guthrie Theater announced today that Joseph Haj will become its eighth artistic director in July 2015, succeeding Joe Dowling. The announcement by Board Chair Lee Skold and Search Committee Chair Patricia Simmons ends an extensive year-long search. (more...)

BWW Interviews: He's Got Some Nice Work: A Chat with Nice Work If You Can Get It's Reed CampbellBWW Interviews: He's Got Some Nice Work: A Chat with Nice Work If You Can Get It's Reed Campbell
by Ellen Burns - Jan 21, 2015

As “Cookie,” the charming, mischievous troublemaker-with-a-heart in the national tour of Broadway's Nice Work If You Can Get It, Reed Campbell has a sweet deal: he gets to do work he loves and travel the country at the same time. Touring, Reed admits, is physically demanding, and taking on the role for which original Broadway cast member, Michael McGrath won a 2012 Tony award, gave him pause, but he loves the Nice Work cast and creative team, that are “so cohesive, kind and energetic,” all important qualities for taking a production of this scale on the road. (more...)

World Premiere of ARTHUR'S WORLD Set for Bush TheatreWorld Premiere of ARTHUR'S WORLD Set for Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Bush Theatre will host the premiere of Arthur's World, produced by Kensal House-based charity SPID Theatre, from 27 January to 14 February 2015, in its upstairs theatre space the Bush Attic. Arthur's World is written by SPID Theatre Artistic Director Helena Thompson and directed by Mel Cook. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of X's and O's (A Football Love Story), a hard-hitting docudrama that examines our country's passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal. Our singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and their families has us reexamining its place in our country's story. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARES Opens Tonight at Theater WitTHE SANTALAND DIARES Opens Tonight at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Fear not fans of subversive holiday entertainment. Theater Wit is re-gifting Chicago with its 11th annual production of The Santaland Diaries, based on David Sedaris' true comic tale of his hilarious stint as one of Santa's elves at Macy's Department Store. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARES to Run 11/21-12/28 at Theater WitTHE SANTALAND DIARES to Run 11/21-12/28 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Fear not fans of subversive holiday entertainment. Theater Wit is re-gifting Chicago with its 11th annual production of The Santaland Diaries, based on David Sedaris' true comic tale of his hilarious stint as one of Santa's elves at Macy's Department Store. (more...)

City of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic DirectorCity of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that the City of Berkeley has proclaimed Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tony Taccone Day. This day will honor Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone as a pioneer in contemporary American theatre. Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will host a ceremony to present Taccone an official proclamation between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The ceremony will be broadcast on local radio through KPFB Radio 89.3 and on television through Cable B-TV, Channel 33. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival TheatreWorld Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

Burning Coal Presents THE IRON CURTAIN TRILOGY, Now thru 9/27Burning Coal Presents THE IRON CURTAIN TRILOGY, Now thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

This autumn, the world will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union. To commemorate this event, Burning Coal Theatre Company will present, for the first time anywhere, David Edgar's monumental Iron Curtain Trilogy. Performances run today, September 4 - 27, 2014 at 117 S. West Street, Raleigh, NC. Directed by Jerome Davis. (more...)

Paw City, LLC Announces Voiceover Talent Paul Paliyenko Cast On 3D Children's Animated Television SeriesPaw City, LLC Announces Voiceover Talent Paul Paliyenko Cast On 3D Children's Animated Television Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Paw City, LCC, announces voiceover talent Paul Paliyenko of Raleigh, North Carolina, the voice of 'Maverick' for the upcoming children's 3D animated television series 'Max and Wrigley'. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN Begins Tonight at Chichester FestivalWorld Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN Begins Tonight at Chichester Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

Burning Coal to Present THE IRON CURTAIN TRILOGY, 9/4-27Burning Coal to Present THE IRON CURTAIN TRILOGY, 9/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

This autumn, the world will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union. To commemorate this event, Burning Coal Theatre Company will present, for the first time anywhere, David Edgar's monumental Iron Curtain Trilogy. Performances run September 4 - 27, 2014 at 117 S. West Street, Raleigh, NC. Directed by Jerome Davis. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces The Create CampaignBerkeley Rep Announces The Create Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a modest beginning in a storefront on College Avenue to one of the premier theatres in the country. The 46-year-old Theatre with an international reputation has served more than 4 million people, amassed numerous awards including the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, presented nearly 400 productions, transferred 29 shows to New York, and premiered over 67 new plays. This year alone Berkeley Rep successfully served 23,000 young people through its School of Theatre, making a huge impact on the community. Now, the Theatre turns the page on a new chapter with the launch of the Create Campaign, a $50 million comprehensive campaign to strengthen the relationship between artists, audiences, and the community, and to transform Berkeley Rep into one of the foremost centers for new play development in the country. At the core of the three-year campaign are two major initiatives: the $14 million expansion of the Theatre's Harrison Street campus into a center for artistic innovation, and a $6 million renovation of the Thrust Stage, Berkeley Rep's signature performance space. The campaign will also bolster the Theatre's annual fund and capital reserve fund, and will invest in its staff. With the Create Campaign, Berkeley Rep is poised to re-invest in its commitment to make transformative, bold, and ambitious theatre for generations to come. (more...)

Photo Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOSTPhoto Flash: PTP/NYC Celebrates 28th Season Openers GERTRUDE - THE CRY and PENTECOST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

PTP/NYC kicked off its 28th anniversary season at The Atlantic Stage 2 on July 16 at The Maritime Hotel in NYC. This season's Off-Broadway line-up includes the U.S. Premiere of Howard Barker's Gertrude - The Cry, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli, and a revival of David Edgar's Pentecost, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PTP/NYC's PENTECOSTPhoto Flash: First Look at PTP/NYC's PENTECOST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 28th repertory season, its 8th consecutive in New York, running now through August 10, 2014 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City. This season's line-up includes the U.S. Premiere of Howard Barker's Gertrude - The Cry, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli, and a revival of David Edgar's Pentecost, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of PENTECOST in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PTP/NYC's GERTRUDE - THE CRYPhoto Flash: First Look at PTP/NYC's GERTRUDE - THE CRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 28th repertory season, its 8th consecutive in New York, running now through August 10, 2014 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City. This season's line-up includes the U.S. Premiere of Howard Barker's Gertrude - The Cry, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli, and a revival of David Edgar's Pentecost, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone. BroadwayWorld has a first look at GERTRUDE - THE CRY below! (more...)

Potomac Theatre Project Kicks Off 28th Anniversary Season Tonight with GERTRUDE - THE CRYPotomac Theatre Project Kicks Off 28th Anniversary Season Tonight with GERTRUDE - THE CRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 28th repertory season, its 8th consecutive in New York, running now through August 10, 2014 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival TheatreWorld Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

GERTRUDE: THE CRY and PENTECOST Set for PTP/NYC's 28th Season at Atlantic Stage 2, Beginning TonightGERTRUDE: THE CRY and PENTECOST Set for PTP/NYC's 28th Season at Atlantic Stage 2, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 28th repertory season, its 8th consecutive in New York, running from tonight, July 8 - August 10, 2014 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PTP/NYC's GERTRUDE: THE CRY and PENTECOSTPhoto Flash: First Look at PTP/NYC's GERTRUDE: THE CRY and PENTECOST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 28th repertory season, its 8th consecutive in New York, running from July 8 - August 10, 2014 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City. This season's line-up includes the U.S. Premiere of Howard Barker's Gertrude: The Cry, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Richard Romagnoli, and a revival of David Edgar's Pentecost, directed by PTP's Co-Artistic Director Cheryl Faraone. Previews begin on July 8 and openings begin on July 15. Scroll down for a first look at both shows! (more...)

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