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Two Turns Theatre Company to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE, 9/23-10/4Two Turns Theatre Company to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE, 9/23-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Two Turns Theatre Company will present an intimate and freshly interpreted production of Doug Wright's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play, I Am My Own Wife, about the infamous German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Directed by Amy Corcoran and starring Drama Desk nominee Vince Gatton, the play will be performed in and among the furniture, art, clothing and taxidermy of RePOP (143 Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY 11211), Williamsburg's noted vintage shop. Performances begin September 23 and will run through October 4. I Am My Own Wife will perform Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Theatrical Agent Sarah Jane Leigh Dies at 53; Doug Wright Pays Tribute with ObituaryTheatrical Agent Sarah Jane Leigh Dies at 53; Doug Wright Pays Tribute with Obituary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Theatrical agent Sarah Jane Leigh has died at 53, BroadwayWorld confirmed this afternoon. In honor of her memory, American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter, Doug Wright, has paid tribute to Leigh with a heartfeltobituary, which you can read in full below. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/29-8/30/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/29-8/30/2015
by - Aug 30, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/30/15- THE LITTLE MERMAIDSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/30/15- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2015

Today in 2009, The Little Mermaid closed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

VIDEO: Serena Williams Warms Up for U.S. Open with LITTLE MERMAID KaraokeVIDEO: Serena Williams Warms Up for U.S. Open with LITTLE MERMAID Karaoke
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Just prior to taking the court for the 2015 U.S. Open, kicking of this Sunday, Aug. 31, tennis star Serena Williams decided to channel her nervous energy into a spectacular karaoke performance of 'Under the Sea' from THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid! Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

BWW Preview: Frank Ferrante's AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to Rancho MirageBWW Preview: Frank Ferrante's AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to Rancho Mirage
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 25, 2015

Frank Ferrante brings his one-man show to the Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep), in the last of CVRep's summer 2015 cabaret series. 'Groucho,' as played by Mr. Ferrante, will entertain audiences for three performances on the weekend of August 28th through the 30th. (more...)


by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2015

Just in! BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of GREY GARDENS! Bay Street Theater presents Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York as Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale in GREY GARDENS, the musical, now running through August 30; with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Michael Wilsondirects. For tickets, call the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org. Check out a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Announces Winners of Downstage Left Residency MembersStage Left Theatre Announces Winners of Downstage Left Residency Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Stage Left Theatre announces the recipients of the Downstage Left Playwright Residencies for Season 34. Residencies are designed to help playwrights take a project from the conceptual stage all the way to a production-ready script. Playwrights work closely with ensemble directors and members of the literary team to design a process tailored for the particular needs of their project. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 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 opened, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street), and it closes tonight, August 23. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rachel York Sings 'Around the World' from GREY GARDENS on SETH SPEAKS!STAGE TUBE: Rachel York Sings 'Around the World' from GREY GARDENS on SETH SPEAKS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2015

Bay Street Theater presents Tony Award winnerBetty Buckleyand Drama Desk Award winnerRachel Yorkas Big Edie and Little EdieBouvier Bealein GREY GARDENS, the musical, now running through August 30; with book byDoug Wright, music byScott Frankel, and lyrics byMichael Korie.Michael Wilsondirects. For tickets, call the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org. Below, watch Rachel York sing 'Around the World' on SETH SPEAKS! (more...)

NYTW Now Offering $25 Tickets to First Two Previews of All Upcoming ShowsNYTW Now Offering $25 Tickets to First Two Previews of All Upcoming Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW)has announced a new CheapTix program, which will make all single tickets to the first two performances of every NYTW production available to the general public at $25. The program will kick off with FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND, the first production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2015/16 Season. FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND begins previews on Friday, September 11, 2015 and officially opens on Monday, September 28, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 18, 2015. Tickets for FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND are now on sale at www.nytw.org. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bay Street's GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley & Rachel York - UPDATED!Review Roundup: Bay Street's GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley & Rachel York - UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - Aug 18, 2015

Bay Street Theater presents Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York as Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale in GREY GARDENS, the musical, which opened August 4and runs through August 30. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th SeasonKenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the final production of its 30th anniversary season, the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Andrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater WeekendAndrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The 8th Annual Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekendwill feature two-time Tony and Emmy Award-winner Andrea Martin (slated forBroadway's upcoming produection of NOISES OFF)and Emmy nominee and theatre multihyphenate Seth Rudetsky, in performance and signing copies of their latest publications: ANDREA MARTIN'S LADY PARTS,a memoir by Ms. Martin, and THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK,Mr. Rudetsky's latest young adult novel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Betty Buckley and Rachel York Dazzle in Bay Street's GREY GARDENSBWW Reviews: Betty Buckley and Rachel York Dazzle in Bay Street's GREY GARDENS
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 12, 2015

Tony Award winning musical Grey Gardens, which opened on Broadway in 2006, is a superb creation. Chiefly speaking here about the incarnation at Bay Street Theatre, this is truly a special event for countless reasons. Among them is the fact that the theatre, based in Sag Harbor, is only around 8 miles from the infamous house, so this truly hits home for them. Another of the many reasons is the remarkable cast. (more...)

Claybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This FallClaybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, today announced the casting for the lead roles for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George. Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominee Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde, Road Show, Allegro) will lead the cast as George, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance in Signature Theatre's award-winning 2014 production. Broadway veteran Sara Jean Ford (A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Finian's Rainbow) has been cast in the legendary role of Dot. Rosen will direct the production, to be produced in a unique partnership with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Coming to Bass Hall, 9/29-10/4THE LITTLE MERMAID Coming to Bass Hall, 9/29-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts is proud to announce Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. This fun-filled, timeless tale will play September 29 - October 4, 2015 at Bass Concert Hall. (more...)

Bay Street Offers GREY GARDENS Premium Picnic PackageBay Street Offers GREY GARDENS Premium Picnic Package
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce a premium ticket package offer which includes premium seats and a picnic supper from Topping Rose House, the Hamptons first full-service, luxury property, during the run of GREY GARDENS, now through August 30. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Says Minnesota Short Play Fest Rules Are An 'Arrogant Assault on Playwrights'Dramatists Guild Says Minnesota Short Play Fest Rules Are An 'Arrogant Assault on Playwrights'
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Doug Wright, president of the Dramatists Guild of America, knows the importance of words. (more...)

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