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BWW Preview: The Unicorn Theatre's 2014-15 Season - Trucks, Tigers and Tribes
by Steve Wilson - Apr 24, 2014

The Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. announced their 41st season for 2014-2015. The Unicorn utilizes two stages for productions, the Jerome stage, and the Levin Stage. Recently the name of The Mainstage as it had been known was changed to honor Producing Artistic Director, Cynthia Levin. The theatre also announced the Longevity Campaign, to raise funds to purchase their building, was successful and on April 17 they took custody of the theater building. The purchase of the building allows the Unicorn to cut production costs. (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects Nine Projects Including CAUGHT and THE GOOD BOOK for 2014 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort, July 7-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected to participate in its 2014 Theatre Lab, July 7-27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential labs the Institute will host for artists this summer, collectively representing the most promising new independent theatre and film projects. (more...)

Solgenia & CONNX Sign Partnership Agreement Solidifying Cloud Based Business Analytics Solution Offering in North America
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Solgenia Analysis is a next generation Cloud based business analysis tool offering business users the ability to utilize business intelligence capabilities through the Cloud. Solgenia Analysis helps business intelligence users visualize and drill-down data by monitoring key performance indicators, identify process problems, their causes, and enable faster, better-informed decision-making. Solgenia Analysis also measures performance against objectives within key business processes, analyze customer needs, and use this data to build dashboards with key performance indicators. The platform provides users with customizable templates, dashboards, multi-dimensional analysis, predictive modeling and strategy maps that extract the most relevant insights from corporate data. The platform also features a fully functional Mobile Business Intelligence application that works natively on Apple and Android devices. (more...)

Tade Biesinger, Emily Skinner, Daniel Oreskes & More to Lead BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at The MUNY; Performances Begin 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the first show of its spectacular 96th season, Billy Elliot the Musical, directed by Steven Minning, choreographed by Alison Levenberg, with music direction by Colin Welford. Billy Elliot the Musical is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Walk-on Role in CHICAGO, 'JONESES' & 'BRIDGES' Tickets and More Added to Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional top items for the 2014 edition of its popular, annual online auction. Bidding for the auction, which features an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities continues at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons now through Monday, April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

Vintage Theatre Presents GREY GARDENS, 4/18 - 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Vintage Theatre presents "Grey Gardens" at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances, which begin April 18th and end May 25th, are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., with additional performances on Thursday, May 22 @ 7:30 and Saturday, May 24 @ 2:30. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory's 2014-15 Season to Include SUDS, HANDS ON A HARDBODY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Williams Street Repertory has announced their 2014/15 Season is on sale now. The young theatre company in-residence at Raue Center For The Arts is now in it's fourth year and their season is set to include 6 shows including 3 Chicago premieres. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

U.S. Premiere of SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, THE INVISIBLE HAND & FOREVER Set for NYTW's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced that its 2014/15 season will include the U.S. premiere of Scenes from a Marriage written by Ingmar Bergman, adapted by Emily Mann and directed by Ivo van Hove; the New York premiere of The Invisible Hand, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll; and the New York premiere of Forever, writtenand performed by Dael Orlandersmith and directed by Neel Keller. In the coming weeks NYTW will announce an additional production that will round out the season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Luna Theater to Present Jose Rivera's BRAINPEOPLE, 5/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, The Luna Theater concludes its critically acclaimed Once Upon a Time season with the Philadelphia premiere of BRAINPEOPLE by Jose Rivera. Performances run May 3rd through May 24th at the new theater in the Bella Vista neighborhood: 620 S. 8th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147.(between Bainbridge and South Streets) Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.lunatheater.org or by calling 215-704-0033. (more...)

MSGE Announces All New Live Theatrical Production, 'Heart and Lights'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces the launch of a brand new, New York City themed, live theatrical production at Radio City Music Hall, entitled 'Heart and Lights' (more...)

Brandon and Jason Dirden Join TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Original Cast of RUINED and More Set for Labyrinth's PULITZER FEST; Full Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the final additions to the lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend, including Harvey, How I Learned to Drive, They Knew What They Wanted, and more. Full schedule is below. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY, RENT, & More Set for New Line Theatre's 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 23rd season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the regional premiere of the new musical thriller NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, running Oct. 10-Nov. 2, 2013; the Pulitzer Prize winning rock opera RENT, running March 6-29, 2014; and the regional premiere, straight from Broadway, of the new rock musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY, running May 29-June 21, 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 26th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 26, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats' and 'Les Miserables' open in major suburban productions, a world premiere from Hershey Felder, a Chicago premiere from Pride Films And Plays, 'Carnival' spins, Harms and Scrofano feted, season announcements from Porchlight, Williams Street and Milwaukee Skylight, and more! (more...)

Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at Playwrights Horizons; Sarah Sutherland Withdraws Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

SUDS, 'STEVE JOBS', HANDS ON A HARDBODY, WATER and More Set for Williams Street Rep's 2014-15 Season; Auditions Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Williams Street Repertory will host their general auditions for the 2014/15 Season on March 30, 2014 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm and March 31, 2014 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. The company is seeking Equity & Non-Equity actors. This is their fourth season. (more...)

Magic Theatre Stages World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Magic Theatre will welcome back one of Scotland's leading contemporary playwrights, Linda McLean, with the world premiere of Every Five Minutes, directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Every Five Minutes runs today, March 26 - April 20. (more...)

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