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BWW Reviews: Facts Are Subjective in THE LIBRARY
by Michael Dale - Apr 16, 2014

Scott Z. Burns' tense and effective drama shows public opinion formed by a competitive media. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE LIBRARY
by Review Roundups - Apr 15, 2014

Written by Scott Z. Burns and directed by Steven Soderbergh, this world premiere of THE LIBRARY began previews at The Public on March 25 and runs through April 27 in The Public's Newman Theater with an official press opening tonight, April 15. (more...)

Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins & More to Join Linda Lavin in Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - will be given its world-premiere production this spring at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin, joined by the newly-announced cast: Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Matt Dickson and Jennifer Westfeldt, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. Mark Brokaw directs the production, scheduled to begin previews May 1 prior to an official opening night on May 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Chloe Grace Moretz, Jennifer Westfeldt and More in THE LIBRARY at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of THE LIBRARY on Tuesday, March 25, written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, THE LIBRARY will run through Sunday, April 27, in The Public's Newman Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. Below, BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Public Theater's Steven Soderbergh-Helmed THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz Begins Previews 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of THE LIBRARY on Tuesday, March 25, written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, THE LIBRARY will run through Sunday, April 27, in The Public's Newman Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends Will Eno's THE OPEN HOUSE Through 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced a one-week extension for the world premiere of Will Eno's, new play THE OPEN HOUSE, directed by Oliver Butler. The production will now play through Sunday, March 30. The show is currently playing in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatreat The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The initial run of the production is sold out. (more...)

Ben Livingston, Michael O'Keefe, Daryl Sabara & More to Join Chloe Grace Moretz in THE LIBRARY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for THE LIBRARY, a new play written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh. THE LIBRARY will begin previews on Tuesday, March 25 in The Public's Newman Theater and run through Sunday, April 27, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature Theatre's THE OPEN HOUSE with Carolyn McCormick, Peter Friedman & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Signature Theatre is currently presenting the world premiere of THE OPEN HOUSE, by Will Eno and directed by Oliver Butler. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production is now playing through through March 23, 2014 with a March 3 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley Bring ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FANS to George Street Playhouse, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

What's in a name? Plenty - if it is the title of a new play. You want the title to capture your audience's imagination, yet also be reflective of the play itself. Often, like the words on the page, the title gets changed in the process as well. Such is the case with the third play in George Street Playhouse's 2013-14 season: Assisted Living by husband and wife team Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman. The new title is now One of Your Biggest Fans. Mr. Dooley and Ms. Holzman will trod the boards in New Brunswick beginning today, January 28 through February 23 in the dual role of authors as well as actors. Noted director Larry Biederman will helm the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Kathleen Turner and More at THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Scroll down for photos from the opening night celebration for THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST at Arena Stage in Washington, DC! (more...)

Carolyn McCormick, Hannah Bos, Danny McCarthy & More to Lead Signature Theatre's THE OPEN HOUSE; $25 Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of THE OPEN HOUSE, by Will Enoand directed by Oliver Butler. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs February 11 through March 23, 2014 with a March 3 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Daniel Beaty Stars in THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST at Arena Stage, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Following the world premiere co-production at Kansas City Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse, playwright and performer Daniel Beaty brings The Tallest Tree in the Forest to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Beaty, whose work has been seen at Arena Stage as a playwright with his play Resurrection and as a performer in his award-winning solo play Emergency, channels close to 40 characters in The Tallest Tree in the Forest in a 'tour de force' (San Diego Reader) performance, giving audiences an intimate look at one of the most dynamic and controversial figures in history-artist and activist Paul Robeson. Tony Award nominee Moises Kaufman (playwright and director for Broadway's 33 Variations, which received its world premiere at Arena Stage in 2007) directs this music-infused new play that features 14 songs and an onstage band. Developed and produced by Tectonic Theater Project, The Tallest Tree in the Forest runs tonight, January 10-February 16, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater and will play the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles following the Arena Stage run. (more...)

Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley to Bring ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FANS to George Street Playhouse, 1/28-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

What's in a name? Plenty - if it is the title of a new play. You want the title to capture your audience's imagination, yet also be reflective of the play itself. Often, like the words on the page, the title gets changed in the process as well. Such is the case with the third play in George Street Playhouse's 2013-14 season: Assisted Living by husband and wife team PAUL DOOLEY and WINNIE HOLZMAN. The new title is now One of Your Biggest Fans. Mr. Dooley and Ms. Holzman will trod the boards in New Brunswick beginning January 28 through February 23 in the dual role of authors as well as actors. Noted director Larry Biederman will helm the production. (more...)

San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Reveal 2013 Craig Noel Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

Dominating the nominations in the musical category is the current Broadway sensation 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder,' which made its world premiere in February 2013 at San Diego's The Old Globe (a co-production with Hartford Stage). The musical racked up 11 nominations, including nods for New Musical, its versatile star Jefferson Mays (a UC San Diego alumnus) and its director Darko Tresnjak (former co-artistic director and Shakespeare Festival director at The Old Globe). (more...)

Daniel Beaty to Star in THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST at Arena Stage, 1/10-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Following the world premiere co-production at Kansas City Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse, playwright and performer Daniel Beaty brings The Tallest Tree in the Forest to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Beaty, whose work has been seen at Arena Stage as a playwright with his play Resurrection and as a performer in his award-winning solo play Emergency, channels close to 40 characters in The Tallest Tree in the Forest in a "tour de force" (San Diego Reader) performance, giving audiences an intimate look at one of the most dynamic and controversial figures in history-artist and activist Paul Robeson. Tony Award nominee Moises Kaufman (playwright and director for Broadway's 33 Variations, which received its world premiere at Arena Stage in 2007) directs this music-infused new play that features 14 songs and an onstage band. Developed and produced by Tectonic Theater Project, The Tallest Tree in the Forest runs January 10-February 16, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater and will play the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles following the Arena Stage run. (more...)

Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY Closes Tonight at American Airlines Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of The Winslow Boy will conclude its limited engagement on December 1, 2013 at 2:00PM. The Winslow Boy, directed by Lindsay Posner, stars Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alessandro Nivola and Roger Rees. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOY Closes Today on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of The Winslow Boy will conclude its limited engagement today, December 1, 2013 at 2:00PM. The Winslow Boy, directed by Lindsay Posner, stars Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alessandro Nivola and Roger Rees. (more...)

Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of The Winslow Boy will conclude its limited engagement on December 1, 2013 at 2:00PM. The Winslow Boy, directed by Lindsay Posner, stars Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alessandro Nivola and Roger Rees. (more...)

PARFUMERIE Plays Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 11/26-12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

The romantic comedy Parfumerie, adapted by E.P. Dowdall from the Hungarian playIllatszertar by Miklos Laszlo, will have a rare revival as the first theater production of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Lou Moore, Executive Director), for a limited, 29 performance engagement November 26 to December 22. The production, directed by Mark Brokaw, who is currently represented on Broadway with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, centers on a romance that unfolds through love letters, a perfect homage to the historic Beverly Hills Post Office. (more...)

Cumpsty, Mastrantonio, Nivola and More Join Rees in Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

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