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Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, BRIGHT HALF LIFE, MAN AND SUPERMAN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, BRIGHT HALF LIFE, MAN AND SUPERMAN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 25, 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: BROOKLYNITE and BRIGHT HALF LIFE open off-Broadway, Ralph Fiennes stars in MAN AND SUPERMAN at the National and more! (more...)

Hamish Linklater, John Noble & More Star in POSTERITY, Beginning Tonight at the Atlantic TheaterHamish Linklater, John Noble & More Star in POSTERITY, Beginning Tonight at the Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity will begin previews tonight, February 25 and officially open Sunday, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

Curtain Call's HANDS ON A HARDBODY Begins 3/13Curtain Call's HANDS ON A HARDBODY Begins 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

There's more excitement then usual behind Curtain Call Theatre's newest show, Hands On A Hardbody, a new musical comedy-drama with a score from Phish's Trey Anastasio, lyrics by Amanda Green and a book by Pulitzer-prize winner Doug Wright. Curtain Call's Hands On A Hardbody, running March 13-22 at Flagler Place in Downtown Stuart will mark the shows first production in the state, and the southeastern premiere following its Broadway run. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next WeekHOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?Popular television star Reg E. Cathey will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Talks OSCARS, PETER PAN LIVE, GIGI & MoreBWW Interviews: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Talks OSCARS, PETER PAN LIVE, GIGI & More
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 19, 2015

BWW caught up with the busy artist just days before the 87th ACADEMY AWARDS airs live on February 22nd, to find out what's in store for this year's ceremony, and get the behind-the-scenes scoop on NBC's PETER PAN LIVE and more! (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

THE OLDEST BOY, BRIGHT STAR, POCATELLO, HAMILTON and More Among 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award WinnersTHE OLDEST BOY, BRIGHT STAR, POCATELLO, HAMILTON and More Among 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards for the 2014-15 season. The awards, totaling $858,000, allow 26 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OMAHA LAYS WINNING HANDS ON A HARDBODY at Omaha Community PlayhouseBWW Reviews: OMAHA LAYS WINNING HANDS ON A HARDBODY at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 13, 2015

You might wonder how a musical about ten Texans competing to win a Nissan truck by being the last person standing with hands on it could be interesting. There can be little action since everyone is stuck to the truck by white cotton gloves. Yet, this musical is not about outward action so much as it is about inward struggle. These are varied characters with diverse personalities. The truck is the vehicle that ties them together. These white-gloved hands are what hang onto hope. I promise you that it is interesting! (more...)

Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

A cast of five will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

New Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2015/2016 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be: (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater Company's POSTERITY, Starring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules in More!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater Company's POSTERITY, Starring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules in More!
by Tori Leiber - Feb 9, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of POSTERITY, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING Wins 2015 Richard Rodgers AwardAdam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING Wins 2015 Richard Rodgers Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The winner of the 2015 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater was announced earlier this week by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which administers the Rodgers Awards: String, by Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond. The show was awarded a Studio Production. (more...)

Patti LuPone Starring In Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS At LCT? Plus, WAR PAINT Musical NewsPatti LuPone Starring In Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS At LCT? Plus, WAR PAINT Musical News
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 6, 2015

Patti Lupone eyes two potential Broadway showcases! (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 2/13-3/22Omaha Community Playhouse to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 2/13-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The Omaha Community Playhouse musical production Hands on a Hardbody will run Feb. 13-March 22, 2015 in the Howard Drew Theatre. (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonDAMN YANKEES, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Cabrillo Music Theatre announces the 2015-2016 season of shows. Three shows new to Cabrillo and to the Civic Arts Plaza, and a returning classic last performed here in 1996, 'A Season for All Seasons' has a show for every season of the year, and all are crowd-pleasers that everyone will enjoy! All of Cabrillo's productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Welcome Jason Alexander, Bob Balaban & More for 2015 Mainstage SeasonBay Street Theater to Welcome Jason Alexander, Bob Balaban & More for 2015 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced the three 2015 Mainstage Summer Season productions. The season begins on May 26 and runs through August 30. Subscriptions are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next MonthLa Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 16 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

Shattered Globe to Stage THE GROWN-UP as Final Show of 2014-15 SeasonShattered Globe to Stage THE GROWN-UP as Final Show of 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the final production of its 2014-15 season: the Chicago premiere of Jordan Harrison's magical coming-of-age tale THE GROWN-UP, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing April 9 - May 23, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

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