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Boz Scaggs, The Secret Sisters, Kristin Hersh and More Added to The Music Hall's 2015 LineupBoz Scaggs, The Secret Sisters, Kristin Hersh and More Added to The Music Hall's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Music Hall has announced nine new shows to its already robust and diverse lineup. New shows include Music Hall fan favorite Boz Scaggs, prolific post-punk pioneer Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), and popular country music singers The Secret Sisters. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

LITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announce today the line-up of the 2015/16 Season, including innovative reimaginings of the classical canon, new work developed at CST and the first installment of Gaines' ambitious Shakespeare history cycle. Anticipating Shakespeare 400, the international celebration of the playwright's four-hundred-year legacy in 2016, the season honors Shakespeare's spirit of inventiveness and audacity. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2015 Season with Block PartyWestport Country Playhouse to Open 2015 Season with Block Party
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will host a "2015 Season Kick-off Block Party," on Saturday, April 11, 4 to 7 p.m., offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, games and activities, prizes, special ticket offers, and a look at the Playhouse's "backstage experience." Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre to Stage VENUS IN FUR, 4/10-26South Bend Civic Theatre to Stage VENUS IN FUR, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

South Bend Civic Theatre presents the erotic comedy/drama Venus in Fur, April 4-10, 2015 in the Warner Theatre, 403 N. Main Street, in South Bend. (more...)

Wes Bentley Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTELWes Bentley Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL showrunner Ryan Murphy turned to Twitter today to reveal that Wes Bentley has joined the cast of the latest installment of the FX anthology series. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 SeasonALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Today, March 16, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their highly anticipated 2015-16 seasons with a special presentation in the Mertz Theatre. (more...)

Hilberry Theatre Company to Present THE 39 STEPS, 4/10-25Hilberry Theatre Company to Present THE 39 STEPS, 4/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Hilberry Theatre Company will present the final production of its 52nd season. The 39 Steps, running April 10th - 25th, takes a well-known story immortalized on film by Alfred Hitchcock and adds comedic, suspenseful, and fast-paced twists. The play is adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock. (more...)

WICA to Present First-Ever ONE ACT FEST NORTHWEST, Featuring BLACK COMEDY and More, 4/10-19WICA to Present First-Ever ONE ACT FEST NORTHWEST, Featuring BLACK COMEDY and More, 4/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

?Whidbey Island Center for the Arts steps into the realm of one-act plays with its first ever 'One Act Fest Northwest,' featuring British playwright Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy.' The comedy will be the highlight of a festival that will also showcase a handful of published and original one-act plays. The festival is set for April 10 to 19, 2015. (more...)

SISTER ACT, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 SeasonSISTER ACT, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse will have you kicking up your heels for five spectacular musicals slated to hit the stage for the legendary theatre's 83rd season. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be the first regional theatre in the U.S. to produce the smash hits Million Dollar Quartet and Sister Act as well as being among the first in the nation to bring the delightful musical comedy Nice Work if You Can Get It and the blockbuster musical Saturday Night Fever to the stage. Rounding out the 2015 season is the glamorous Broadway musical comedy classic Victor/Victoria. And once again the Ogunquit Playhouse and the Music Hall will partner to bring the quintessential holiday musical White Christmas to the historic Portsmouth stage, extending the Playhouse season all the way to December 20th! (more...)

Stage 773 Partners with Other Chicago Theaters for ALL IN THE TIMINGStage 773 Partners with Other Chicago Theaters for ALL IN THE TIMING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Following the wildly successful Chekhov One Act Festival in Fall 2014, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, is proud to present the clever, critically acclaimed sextet of one act comedies, ALL IN THE TIMING, as Stage 773's Spring One Act Festival, opening March 20 and running every Friday at 8:15 p.m. through April 17. Written by legendary playwright David Ives, the playful series of award-winning comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and all-around fun. In a unique twist, each scene will be presented by a different Chicago theater, hitting the heart of Stage 773's mission to connect Chicago Theater. Hobo Junction, Organic Theater Company, (Re)Discover Theatre, The Ruckus, and Red Theater Chicago join Stage 773 for this creative event. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Extends THE METROMANIACS Through 3/22Shakespeare Theatre Company Extends THE METROMANIACS Through 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces a second extension of its current production of The Metromaniacs, by David Ives, directed by Michael Kahn. The Metromaniacs, previously extended to Sunday, March 15, will play five additional performances, Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22, at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Jeff Biehl Joins Cast of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTSJeff Biehl Joins Cast of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On March 10, Jeff Biehl (Poor Behavior, Machinal) joins the company of the new Primary Stages production, Lives of the Saints, currently playingat Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project through March 27, 2015. Joining current cast members Arnie Burton (Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps), Carson Elrod (All in the Timing, The Explorers Club), Kelly Hutchinson (Desire Under the Elms, Don Peyote) and Liv Rooth (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur), Biehl will assume the roles played by Rick Holmes who departs the production to begin rehearsals for The Visit on Broadway. (more...)

O MY GOD, FUGU and More Set for West Coast Jewish Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonO MY GOD, FUGU and More Set for West Coast Jewish Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The much lauded West Coast Jewish Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 season which will kick off April 18 with the American premiere of O My God by Anat Gov, followed in October by Romance.com by Hindi Brooks, and concluding in 2016 with the world premiere of Fugu by Howard Teichman and Steven Simon. All shows will be presented at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  LIVES OF THE SAINTS Has David Ives Back in One-Act ModeBWW Reviews: LIVES OF THE SAINTS Has David Ives Back in One-Act Mode
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2015

The master of quirky and rhythmic one-acts is in a more sentimental mood this time. (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTSPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 25, 2015

Lives of the Saints, a world premiere collection of delightfully funny and unforgettable short plays by David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur) and directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (All in the Timing, On The Town, Urinetown), is currently playing at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project. The limited engagement runs through March 27, 2015. Opening night is Tuesday, February 24 at 7PM. Check out photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: LIVES OF THE SAINTS Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: LIVES OF THE SAINTS Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 24, 2015

Lives of the Saints, a world premiere collection of delightfully funny and unforgettable short plays by David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur) and directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (All in the Timing, On The Town, Urinetown), opens tonight, February 24, at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, DISGRACED & More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater's Next SeasonGUYS AND DOLLS, DISGRACED & More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater's Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas today announced five of the six plays that will comprise next season's subscription series at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Included are a powerful drama, a raucous comedy, the great American musical, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner, and a sizzling Broadway hit. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/24/2015 - Mitchell Back in HEDWIG, EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE NETHER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/24/2015 - Mitchell Back in HEDWIG, EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE NETHER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: John Cameron Mitchell returns to HEDWIG tonight, and THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE NETHER & LIVES OF THE SAINTS all open off-Broadway! (more...)

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