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Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This SpringRare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

TOTC to Present OTHER LETTERS, 2/7-29TOTC to Present OTHER LETTERS, 2/7-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) and Artistic Director Carin Silkaitis are proud to present the next show in the company's 2015-2016 season Other Letters, written by Bryan Renaud and Carin Silkaitis, and directed by Artistic Director Carin Silkaitis, February 7 - 29, with opening night Sunday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. at Side Project, 1439 W Jarvis Ave. The regular run schedule is Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. $25 tickets. Tickets may be purchased at www.buzzonstage.com/theatres/other-theatre-company. For more information, please visit†theothertheatrecompany.com.† (more...)

Brandon Ivie to Direct UW Musical Theater Program's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEBrandon Ivie to Direct UW Musical Theater Program's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

University of Washington alum Brandon Ivie will direct the second annual production of the newly established Musical Theater Program at the University of Washington. The production, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, will unite working professionals like Ivie and musical director Jordyn Meeker with undergraduates enrolled in the program. (more...)

John Waters' Film Star Mink Stole Joins Tenn @ Town Hall in Provincetown This WeekendJohn Waters' Film Star Mink Stole Joins Tenn @ Town Hall in Provincetown This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Mink Stole, popular actress in John Waters' movies, is also joining Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon and the line-up of stars returning to the Festival to be part of Tenn @ Town Hall.† (more...)

John Waters' Film Star Mink Stole Joins Tenn @ Town Hall in Provincetown This WeekJohn Waters' Film Star Mink Stole Joins Tenn @ Town Hall in Provincetown This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Mink Stole, popular actress in John Waters' movies, is also joining Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon and the line-up of stars returning to the Festival to be part of Tenn @ Town Hall.† (more...)

Michael Thomas Holmes Stars as 'Tevye' in PTC's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Starting TonightMichael Thomas Holmes Stars as 'Tevye' in PTC's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF tonight,†September 18 through October 3, 2015. (more...)

Keir Dullea & Mia Dillon Plan Tennessee Williams Theater Fest ReturnKeir Dullea & Mia Dillon Plan Tennessee Williams Theater Fest Return
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

In†YEAR TENN: A Decade of Tennessee Williams in Provincetown,†the TW Fest celebrates its 10th†Anniversary in grand style by bringing back popular Festival actors to take part in a special reading of excerpts from the 11 Tennessee Williams' premieres presented over the last decade. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

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Michael Thomas Holmes to Star as 'Tevye' in PTC's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This FallMichael Thomas Holmes to Star as 'Tevye' in PTC's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the nine-time†Tony Award-winning musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF September 18 through October 3, 2015. (more...)

Armando Arrocha Sings Canciones de Tennessee WilliamsArmando Arrocha Sings Canciones de Tennessee Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

The popular singing/acting star of musicals in Mexico, Armando Arrocha will perform songs that highlight Williams' dramatic use of Mexican music in his plays. Arrocha had his first professional theater debut on stage in 'Les Miserables.' Afterwards, he participated in the Mexican edition of other Broadway shows such as 'Fiddler on the Roof', 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'MAMMA MIA!.' (more...)

New John Guare Play to Debut at Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in ProvincetownNew John Guare Play to Debut at Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

†TW Fest Curator David Kaplan said, "This year, we are thrilled to have one of today's great American playwright with us -- John Guare. ††Guare, the world-renown author of Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves, is bringing a staged reading of his new laugh out-loud-play, More Stars Than There Are in Heaven, to our 10th Anniversary celebration of the life and work of Tennessee Williams." (more...)

Michael Harp, Philip Earl Johnson and More to Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount This WinterMichael Harp, Philip Earl Johnson and More to Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Families, set your holiday entertainment dials for excitement, because Chicago musical theater powerhouse, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, is turning one of the most iconic holiday movies ever made into a larger-than-life musical blockbuster, November 25-January 3. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

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Provincetown's Tennessee Williams Fest to Feature International Productions & MoreProvincetown's Tennessee Williams Fest to Feature International Productions & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Every September, the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Fest) draws theater-lovers from around the globe to celebrate the life, work, and enduring relevance of America's great playwright in performances of his classics, his daring experimental works, and new works Williams has inspired. Since its founding in 2006, the TW Festival has presented 58 plays by Williams, including ten world premieres. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 9, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Beaches,' 'Kinky Boots' and 'Gotta Dance' show how a pre-Broadway tryout is done, while 'Fancy Nancy,' 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Pinocchio' go for a younger demographic. Meanwhile, Ravinia, Grant Park and Three Oaks (MI) do summer concerts, and The Music Theatre Company announces its own surprise demise. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

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Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Sets 2015 ProgramYear TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Sets 2015 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Announcing the program for Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Fest),†Co-founder and Curator David Kaplan†said,†"This year's festival celebrates what happened to Tennessee Williams in Provincetown during the last ten years: his plays got performed here. We've rethought his classics, and rethought the plays he wrote that had been ignored or dismissed. The mantra that Williams had lost his mojo was replaced with cheers at the world premieres in P'town of†The Remarkable Rooming-House of Madame LeMonde†(TW Fest 2009) and†The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore†(TW Fest 2013). So we're bringing those two productions back for our audiences to cheer in 2015, along with eight other hits and variations." (more...)

Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The MarriottPhoto Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. The production opened on April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Cherry Jones Named Guest of Honor at Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Fest's GalaCherry Jones Named Guest of Honor at Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Fest's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, announced that multi-award winning stage and screen actor Cherry Jones will be the guest of honor of the Gala this year. In 2014, Jones was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Outer Critic's Circle award for her performance as Amanda Wingfield in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. . (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. 15-time Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin will bring his signature high-watt energy to the stage to direct and choreograph the toe-tapping musical comedy which is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

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