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Bay Street Theater Adds FIVE PRESIDENTS, Darrell Hammond to 2015 Mainstage SeasonBay Street Theater Adds FIVE PRESIDENTS, Darrell Hammond to 2015 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced changes to the 2015 Mainstage Season including a special added production. Both new plays are East Coast premieres! (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, 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, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Anchor 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento SeasonTHE BOOK OF MORMON to Anchor 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

California Musical Theatre announced the 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring six shows not previously presented on the series, two of which were produced in the round at Music Circus but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY to Play Aurora Theatre, 5/7-31HANDS ON A HARDBODY to Play Aurora Theatre, 5/7-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Dive deep into the heart of The Lone Star State, where the lives of 10 strangers intertwine as they vie for the chance to win a brand-new Nissan 'hardbody' truck in a four-day battle of wills to see who will be left standing! While their individual stories unfold over the course of the competition, they realize that it's not just everything - but rather everyone - that might be a little bigger in Texas. Based on a true story, Hands on a Hardbody makes its regional premiere as Aurora Theatre's 2014-15 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series finale, May 7-31, 2015. Who will drive away with the American Dream? Wheel over to Aurora and find out. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and MoreAnna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held on Monday, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

Broadway-Bound Jason Alexander Withdraws from Bay Street Theater's 2015 SeasonBroadway-Bound Jason Alexander Withdraws from Bay Street Theater's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Bay Street Theater announces a change in the second play, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, for the 2015 Mainstage Summer Season. Jason Alexander was previously announced to star in the show, but had to withdraw from his role since he will be taking over for Larry David in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway. Bay Street Theater wishes Jason all the best on his Broadway run. More information about the second play of the Mainstage Season will be announced soon. (more...)

MuseAmi's Hook'd for Facebook Messenger Selected as a Charter App for Expanded IM Platform at F8 2015MuseAmi's Hook'd for Facebook Messenger Selected as a Charter App for Expanded IM Platform at F8 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

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BWW Interviews: Playwright Lisi DeHaas and LEAVE ME GREENBWW Interviews: Playwright Lisi DeHaas and LEAVE ME GREEN
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 26, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Playwright Lisi DeHaas about her career and her current show, 'Leave Me Green,' now being performed in New York City through April 11th. (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...)

Scott Schwartz to Host Bay Street Theater's 4th Annual CURTAIN UP! Benefit at Joe's Pub in MayScott Schwartz to Host Bay Street Theater's 4th Annual CURTAIN UP! Benefit at Joe's Pub in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Curtain Up!, Bay Street's 4th Annual Spring Benefit honoring Patty and Jay Baker, and Barbara Slifka at Joe's Pub in New York City on May 4. The theater's fourth honors event will be hosted by Bay Street's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, 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 Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Wright's POSTERITY Pits Playwright Versus SculptorBWW Reviews: Wright's POSTERITY Pits Playwright Versus Sculptor
by Michael Dale - Mar 17, 2015

Doug Wright imagines the conflict as Gustav Vigeland sculpts a bust of Henrik Ibsen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of POSTERITYPhoto Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of POSTERITY
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 16, 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 officially opened last night, 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). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Emerald Company Chases the Rainbow in STANDING ON CEREMONYBWW Reviews: Emerald Company Chases the Rainbow in STANDING ON CEREMONY
by Joseph Baker - Mar 16, 2015

The Emerald Theatre Company at Theatre Works is currently showcasing not one, not two, not three - but nine pieces in its latest production, STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS. This modest, meaningful series of vignettes - some, extremely funny; some, sad in the extreme; all, worth seeing - deserves a bit of attention. No matter where you stand on the issue of gay marriage, these enjoyable little playlets tug on your sensibilities and ultimately have a point and purpose. A number of writers have contributed to the piece - Paul Rudnick, Moises Kaufman, Neil LaBute, and others. (more...)

Garden Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'LA CAGE,' 'HARDBODY' & MoreGarden Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'LA CAGE,' 'HARDBODY' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Garden Theatre, located at 160 West Plant Street in historic Winter Garden, is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Theatre Season, running from September 2015 -May 2016. In addition to the five full-length theatrical presentations, the StarLite Film Festival and the Bluegrass Concert Series, the season will be dotted with weekend events such as music and dance concerts, as well as movies and holiday offerings. Subscriptions will go on sale April 1 for current subscribers, April 15 for new subscribers, and May 1 for single tickets at gardentheatre.org or by calling the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Plays About Gay Marriage Have a Successful Return Visit to Cleveland Public TheatreBWW Reviews: Plays About Gay Marriage Have a Successful Return Visit to Cleveland Public Theatre
by Roy Berko - Mar 10, 2015

In October of 2012, when Cleveland Public Theatre first staged, STANDING ON CEREMONY THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS, 'same sex marriage was legal in nine states (Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and Washington and the District of Columbia).' At the same time, '30 states had added language to their constitutions banning same-sex marriage.' (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/7-3/8/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/7-3/8/2015
by - Mar 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 8, 2015 - Sunday, March 8, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 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 is currently in previews and will 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). Norway's most celebrated sculptor (Linklater) is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country's most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen (Noble) proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten. In the special interview below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sits down with Wright and Soules to chat about the new play, working together again, and more! (more...)

GREY GARDENS Musical Team Remembers Albert MayslesGREY GARDENS Musical Team Remembers Albert Maysles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Albert Maysles, who directed the film GREY GARDENS, passed away on March 5, 2015. He was 88. The authors, director and producer of the Broadway musical adaptation of GREY GARDENS issued a statement in Maysles' honor today, March 6. (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & MoreArkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce its 40th Season. Beginning in September, the new season will include Tony Award-winning artistic experiences and family favorites that exemplify The Rep's mission of producing diverse work of the highest artistic standards for its Arkansas audience. (more...)

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