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Betty Buckley to Go On in GREY GARDENS Following Horse Riding AccidentBetty Buckley to Go On in GREY GARDENS Following Horse Riding Accident
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 2015

Tony winner Betty Buckley's back might be broken, but that won't stop her from taking the stage in GREY GARDENS at Bay Street Theater this August. (more...)

Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-boundWHAT WOMEN DO (and men too)written by playwright and Broadway performerWilliam Youmansand directed byDon Stephenson.The new playis a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rdStreet 8thFloor) and is open to the public. (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Mary Louise Wilson to Release New Memoir in JulyON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Mary Louise Wilson to Release New Memoir in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Mary Louise Wilson has been a luminary force in the theatre world for nearly five decades. The veteran actor's performances have ranged from a Tony Award-winning portrayal of Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens to a Drama Desk Award-winning role as legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in Full Gallop, which she co-authored with Mark Hampton. But she hasn't limited her talents to the stage. Wilson's astonishing resume also features roles on Louis C.K.'s award-winning television show Louie, Amazon's recent hit Mozart in the Jungle, and the Academy Award nominated film Nebraska. The biting wit and brutal honesty that Wilson brings to her many outstanding performances is once again illuminated in her forthcoming memoir MY FIRST HUNDRED YEARS IN SHOW BUSINESS (Published by The Overlook Press / Hardcover / $28.95 / ISBN: 978-1-4683-1085-6 / Publication Date: July 13, 2015). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright Bella PoyntonBWW Interviews: Playwright Bella Poynton
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 30, 2015

Bella Poynton is a playwright and Buffalo native, currently working as a teaching artist throughout the Buffalo and Central NY regions. Her plays have been developed at the Great Plains Theater Conference, Otherworld Theater, The Science Fiction Theater Company, Panndora Productions, and The Barrow Group. She recently won the 8th Annual Festival of New Plays at Panndora Productions, and is a finalist in the 2015 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival. (more...)

Broadway in Branson Abruptly Closes THE LITTLE MERMAID Due to Statements of Racism and InequalityBroadway in Branson Abruptly Closes THE LITTLE MERMAID Due to Statements of Racism and Inequality
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Producer with Broadway in Branson,Justin Tranchita, announced that Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, has been cancelled abruptly. It was scheduled to run through the end of September at The Whitehouse Theatre. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will open tonight, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Howard McGillin to Join Betty Buckley & Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at Bay Street TheaterHoward McGillin to Join Betty Buckley & Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at Bay Street Theater
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 26, 2015

The company of GREY GARDENS continues to grow. (more...)

Paradise Theatre to Present Family-Friendly Musicals for 2015-16 SeasonParadise Theatre to Present Family-Friendly Musicals for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

"This season is going to be an adventure set to music," says Vicki Richards, Executive Artistic Director of Paradise Theatre, Gig Harbor's only live theater and performing arts education center, "as we launch an entire season of musicals along with our capital campaign, 'Act Local'. (more...)

Michael C. Hall to Lead Cast of David Bowie & Enda Walsh's New Musical LAZARUS at NYTWMichael C. Hall to Lead Cast of David Bowie & Enda Walsh's New Musical LAZARUS at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced that Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 'Dexter') will lead the cast of LAZARUS, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh (ONCE, Tony Award), inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, and directed by Ivo van Hove (Hedda Gabler, More Stately Mansions, Obie Awards). LAZARUS begins previews on November 18, with an opening night set for December 7, 2015. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage Katie Forgette's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILYDorset Theatre Festival to Stage Katie Forgette's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage Katie Forgette's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, a delightfully funny and exciting take on the famous detective story that weaves together threads of history and literature including the great Sherlock Holmes himself, his trusted friend Watson, the sinister Moriarty, the glamorous Lillie Langtry, and even Oscar Wilde. The production will be directed by Margarett Perry and will run from July 9th through the 25th. 'There is a reason that Sherlock is such a popular figure in literature as well as on stage and in film,' says Artistic Director Dina Janis. 'These mysteries are engaging throughout and always very satisfying. This piece in particular is so clever and entertaining.' The Case of the Jersey Lily places literature's favorite genius detective right in the middle of a blackmail scheme that connects the famous actress Lillie Langtry, celebrated playwright Oscar Wilde (just finishing work on his new play, The Importance of Being Forthright), criminal mastermind James Moriarty and Queen Victoria herself. (more...)

Dramatists Guild of America to Host 'Writing the Changing World' in La JollaDramatists Guild of America to Host 'Writing the Changing World' in La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Dramatists Guild of America is pleased to announce their Third National Conference, Writing the Changing World, which will be held from July 16-19, 2015 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA. The conference will include keynote speeches, legal and business seminars, workshops, panels, and conversations with theatre elite. Participating Council and visiting artists include Lisa Kron, Stephen Schwartz, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Carol Hall, Winnie Holzman, Georgia Stitt, Bobby Lopez, Marsha Norman, John Weidman, Julia Jordan, Amanda Green, and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hale Centre Theatre's Breathtaking THE LITTLE MERMAID ShimmersBWW Reviews: Hale Centre Theatre's Breathtaking THE LITTLE MERMAID Shimmers
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 15, 2015

Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley does not disappoint with its sumptuous production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID--a Broadway musical as much deserving of success as the hit animated film on which it's based. With a shimmering score that features both old and new favorites, it has all the makings of a hit. Hale Centre Theatre's production does justice to the material in a massive production that shimmers in its own right. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's powerfully-penned adaptation of Life Is a Dream, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's epic tale of love, power, and destiny, Life Is a Dream. Directed by Magic Theatre's Artistic Director Loretta Greco in her Cal Shakes debut, Life Is a Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 8 through August 2. (more...)

Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell to Star in GREY GARDENS at Southwark Next Year?Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell to Star in GREY GARDENS at Southwark Next Year?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell are in discussions to star in the musical GREY GARDENS,which follows the lives of 'Little' Edie Beale and her mother Edith Bouvier Beale --Jackie O's reclusive relatives. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/10/2015 - Lane & THE NANCE, 10 OUT OF 12, Marion as Joan and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/10/2015 - Lane & THE NANCE, 10 OUT OF 12, Marion as Joan and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 10, 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: Nathan Lane appears for a screening of THE NANCE tonight, THE PAVILION and 10 OUT OF 12 begin off-Broadway, Marion Cotillard plays Joan of Arc and more! (more...)

Dramatists Guild President Urges Tony Awards Chief to Let Writing Categories ShineDramatists Guild President Urges Tony Awards Chief to Let Writing Categories Shine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Dramatists Guild President Doug Wright sent a letter today to CBS's president, Leslie Moonves, in reaction to the 2015 Tony Award broadcast and its decision to present the awards in the major writing categories off-camera. (more...)

Auction of Little Edie Beale Letters Set for 6/26-27 Before GREY GARDENS Revival at Bay StreetAuction of Little Edie Beale Letters Set for 6/26-27 Before GREY GARDENS Revival at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Ten letters and card written to veteran publicist /author Walter Newkirk (memoraBEALEia, Letters of Little Edie Beale, The Secret Life of Walter Newkirk) will be auctioned by Julien's Auctions on June 26 and June 27. (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley & Rachel York Will Lead GREY GARDENS in Sag Harbor This SummerTony Winner Betty Buckley & Rachel York Will Lead GREY GARDENS in Sag Harbor This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced that Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York will star as Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale in GREY GARDENS, the musical, August 4 30; with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Michael Wilson directs. (more...)

Nashville Rep Now Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Ingram New Works PlaywrightsNashville Rep Now Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Ingram New Works Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Now through June 21, 2015, Nashville Repertory Theatre is accepting applications for playwrights for the 2015-16 Ingram New Works Project. (more...)

Cohen & Davis' BRIDGES Premiere and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonCohen & Davis' BRIDGES Premiere and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the Julia Morgan Theater proudly announces their eighth season. The ambitious season will see an increase of productions from four to six, their first "R-rated" show, a world premiere commission, the first non-musical in the company's history, and a Bay Area premiere. (more...)

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