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Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKATony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Inspirational SISTER ACTBWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Inspirational SISTER ACT
by Chris Gibson - Sep 19, 2016

STAGES St. Louis closes their 30th season with SISTER ACT, a musical based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, although this might actually be more entertaining in a lot of ways. Having seen a touring production a few years back, I was a bit concerned about some of the rougher edges that the show presents. But, this regional premier staging focuses on the inspirational aspects, and that lightens the mood considerably, producing delightful results in the process. This is a splendidly rendered production, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Omaha Community PlayhouseBWW Review: SISTER ACT at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 16, 2016

SISTER ACT is a simple story about nuns in wimples who are taught to let loose in song by a nightclub singer who is cloistered at the convent in hiding from the hoods. This story isn't just black and white. Well, maybe it is. But this foot stomping musical set in 1970's Philadelphia is fun, no matter what. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Arvada CenterBWW Review: SISTER ACT at Arvada Center
by Chris Arneson - Sep 16, 2016

The Arvada Center is kicking off its 41st season by taking you to church, and maybe heaven, too, if you let it. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Robert Ahrens & Chris Aniello Open Live Wire Theatrical ManagementDISASTER!'s Robert Ahrens & Chris Aniello Open Live Wire Theatrical Management
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Robert Ahrens and Chris Aniello have announced the formation of a new theatrical general management office called LIVE WIRE THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT. With joint experience managing Broadway shows, Ahrens and Aniello will focus on economic budgeting, with the goal of a long and successful commercial run. (more...)

Ruffian Productions and Double Decker Productions Present DOROTHY OF NOWHERERuffian Productions and Double Decker Productions Present DOROTHY OF NOWHERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

September sees the return of Origin Theatre's extraordinary 1st Irish Festival, a movable theatrical feast ranked by many as one of the city's premiere theatre festivals. This year once again features 1st Irish's staple Next Generation series which includes the much anticipated Dorothy of Nowhere, written by newcomer Thomas Burns Scully. (more...)

John Cariani Workshops New Play at American Academy of Dramatic ArtsJohn Cariani Workshops New Play at American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Celebrated actor and playwright John Cariani joins The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Main Stage Live program to workshop his newest play, 'cul-de-sac,' developing it as a limited-run workshop production featuring the all-Academy alumni cast. (more...)

Stages Adds Special Matinee Performance to Grand Finale of 30th Anniversary SeasonStages Adds Special Matinee Performance to Grand Finale of 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Due to unprecedented advance ticket sales, STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce the addition of a special matinee performance to the original Sister Act show schedule. A conscious effort to meet patron demand, this extra show marks the first additional matinee STAGES has put on in its 30 year history. The added performance will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 2pm. (more...)

Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVERMaria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on Tuesday, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center & Dallas Theater Center Partner to Offer Open CaptioningAT&T Performing Arts Center & Dallas Theater Center Partner to Offer Open Captioning
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

AT&T Performing Arts Center (AT&T PAC) and Dallas Theater Center (DTC) today announced a collaboration with Theatre Development Fund (TDF) to provide, for the first time, open captioning services at select upcoming productions in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/26/16- SISTER ACTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/26/16- SISTER ACT
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2016

Today in 2012, Sister Act closed at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 561 performances. Sister Act is a musical written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. It is based on the hit 1992 film comedy of the same name. Patina Miller, who originated the role of Deloris in the West End production, reprised the role on Broadway, making her Broadway debut. The original cast featured Victoria Clark (Mother Superior),Fred Applegate (Monsignor), Sarah Bolt (Sister Mary Patrick), Chester Gregory (Eddie), Kingsley Leggs (Curtis), Marla Mindelle (Sister Mary Robert) and Audrie Neenan (Sister Mary Lazarus). (more...)

Tickets to Rogers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Sale Now in IndianapolisTickets to Rogers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Sale Now in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play Clowes Memorial Hall for a limited engagement from November 15-20. (more...)

'ROLLER DERBY PLAY' Premiere, Chicago Debut of THE NANCE & More Set for Pride Films and Plays' 2016-17 Season'ROLLER DERBY PLAY' Premiere, Chicago Debut of THE NANCE & More Set for Pride Films and Plays' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Pride Films and Plays' 2016-17 season will include two Chicago premieres of Tony Award nominated shows and two world premieres, Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez announced today. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting Fall/Winter Season.  All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street in downtown White Plains.  (more...)

SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary SeasonSISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre By The Sea's SISTER ACTPhoto Flash: First Look at Theatre By The Sea's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Theatre By The Sea's production of SISTER ACT plays now through September 4, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Finds Cast; Comes to Marcus Center Next SpringRodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Finds Cast; Comes to Marcus Center Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Work Light Productions, producer of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, has announced casting for the national tour launching in September 2016. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes Waltz Into CINDERELLA on Tour; Cast Announced!Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes Waltz Into CINDERELLA on Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Work Light Productions, producer of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, has just announced casting for the national tour launching in September 2016. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Kids to Perform XANADU This FallYorktown Stage Kids to Perform XANADU This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Yorktown Stage Kids presents XANADU on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

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