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SUMMER STAGES 2015 - Upcoming shows for the Santa Barbara Summer Season!SUMMER STAGES 2015 - Upcoming shows for the Santa Barbara Summer Season!
by Maggie Yates - May 27, 2015

Coming to Santa Barbara Stages This Summer! (more...)

L.A. Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT Begins Next MonthL.A. Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Raucously witty and devilishly ribald, love and money are at stake in David Ives' hilarious, rhyming "translaptation" of The Heir Apparent by Jean-Francois Regnard. Comedic director extraordinaire Matt Walker directs the Los Angeles premiere of Regnard's newly rediscovered 18th century comic masterpiece for a June 19 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews are set for June 17 and 18. (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by The Lilly Awards Foundation.  The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home).  The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Lilly Awards website (www.thelillyawards.org) and HowlRound TV (www.Howlround.com/tv). #lillyawards #howlround (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to be Honored at Westport Country Playhouse's Annual GalaKelli O'Hara to be Honored at Westport Country Playhouse's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

2015 Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara will be honored at Westport Country Playhouse's annual fundraiser, "Something Wonderful:  A Gala Evening Celebrating Kelli O'Hara," on Monday, September 21.  (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends THE HOW AND THE WHYAurora Theatre Company Extends THE HOW AND THE WHY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Due to popular pre-sale demand, a year in advance, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will extend West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY, the third fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. The company will add an additional two weeks of performances to the original run dates. Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (Talley's Folly, After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) helms this intimate and keenly perceptive play about which the Washington Post said, "brims with ideas and emotional colors that eddy and refract like rivulets in a lively, plunging stream." (more...)

Classic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris NothClassic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris Noth
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, has announced that its upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ("Law & Order," "Sex and the City," "The Good Wife"), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard) will extend through Sunday, July 12.  Previews will now begin Tuesday, June 2 with an official opening Thursday, June 18 at CSC (136 East 13th Street).   Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and "The Good Wife" co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeffrey Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Marina Lazzaretto, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deep Dish Theater's THE LIARPhoto Flash: First Look at Deep Dish Theater's THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

A French noble who can lie himself out of any predicament, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father are among the hilarious citizenry that populate The Liar, the final offering of the Deep Dish Theater Company's 14th season. David Ives' mirthful adaptation of the classic comedy by Pierre Corneille, staged by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, opened May 1 and plays through May 23 in the company's theater in University Mall. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LIAR in WestportBWW Reviews: THE LIAR in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 13, 2015

David Ives meets Pierre Corneille, William Shakespeare and David Hirson (more...)

THE LIAR Begins 5/26 at Artists RepTHE LIAR Begins 5/26 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre will bring its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse opens its 2015 Season with the comedy, 'The Liar,' an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy runs now through May 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present DETROIT, 6/19-7/19Aurora Theatre Company to Present DETROIT, 6/19-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Lisa D'Amour's (Anna Bella Eema, Airline Highway) wicked Obie-winning satire about our uncertain economic times, DETROIT. Josh Costello (Wittenberg) directs this explosive dark comedy, featuring Amy Resnick (Body Awareness, Collapse), Jeff Garrett, Luisa Frasconi, and Patrick Kelly Jones (Metamorphosis), that brilliantly captures our current economic moment. DETROIT plays June 19 through July 19 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Bainbridge Performing Arts Sets 2015-16 Season: LOVE LETTERS, HAIR & MoreBainbridge Performing Arts Sets 2015-16 Season: LOVE LETTERS, HAIR & More
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) has been entertaining Bainbridge Island and beyond for nearly six decades and is thrilled to announce its 40th Anniversary Season! Since 1956, BPA has served as the artistic heart of Bainbridge Island and is a community theater in the very best sense of the phrase. The talented and creative collaborations of actors, musicians, singers, writers, poets, dancers, and designers produce spectacular sights and sounds that fill the stage each month with deliciously captivating musicals, riveting plays, beautifully crafted music performances from the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Series, uplifting comedy from The EDGE Improv, an innovative and character-building Theatre School program for Pre-K through adults, and so much more. (more...)

Fellow 'GOOD WIFE' Cast Member to Join Chris Noth in CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUSFellow 'GOOD WIFE' Cast Member to Join Chris Noth in CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, have announced complete for their upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ('Law & Order,' 'Sex and the City,' 'The Good Wife'), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard). Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and 'The Good Wife' co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeff Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney. Previews begin Friday, May 29 for a limited engagement through Thursday, July 2 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The official press opening is Thursday, June 18. (more...)

Darlinghurst Theatre Company to Present VENUS IN FURDarlinghurst Theatre Company to Present VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Having seduced audiences on Broadway, David Ives' hilarious, sexy and provocative smash hit Venus in Fur makes its Sydney debut. Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated Sydney premiere on 2 June at Eternity Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatreworks Spins Tall Tales With THE LIARBWW Reviews: Theatreworks Spins Tall Tales With THE LIAR
by Christi Esterle - Apr 25, 2015

Caught somewhere between classical and modern modes, The Liar is a truly entertaining evening. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Symposium with Playwright David IvesWestport Country Playhouse to Host Symposium with Playwright David Ives
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Tony Award-nominated playwright David Ives will be the guest at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following a 3 p.m. performance of his comedy, "The Liar," on Sunday, May 10.  Ives will discuss his adaptation of "The Liar" from the comedy by Pierre Corneille, about a man who weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature VENUS IN FUR, BETRAYAL & MoreFells Point Corner Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature VENUS IN FUR, BETRAYAL & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Fells Point Corner Theatre is burning to announce its eagerly anticipated 2015-2016 Season; #FIREintheHOUSE. Playing with fire (both literally and figuratively), this season promises to illuminate, intensify, and ignite! For over 100 years our location at 251 S. Ann St. stood as Engine 5 Firehouse, extinguishing local fires and serving the great city of Baltimore. This season, we intend to serve our city by sparking a few of our own---on stage. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie & More to Celebrate Works of Kander & Ebb at CSC's Annual GalaChita Rivera, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie & More to Celebrate Works of Kander & Ebb at CSC's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, will present its 2015 annual gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS, Monday evening, May 11 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street, NYC).  Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle will helm an evening of memorable numbers from iconic American musicals-a rich and vital heritage that CSC has begun to explore with the critically-acclaimed productions of Passion and Allegro. (more...)

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