Drama Department News

UCT Drama Opens Autumn Season at Rosebank Theatre on 30 April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The University of Cape Town Drama Department is staging their Autumn Season at the Rosebank Theatre. Three productions, all directed by the prolific Christopher Weare, will be performed between 30 April and 17 May 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: "BETWEEN Boy" Oskar Brown is Back in Town!
by David Fick - Apr 18, 2014

It's been about almost two years since we last caught up with Oskar Brown and we thought it might be time to see what he has been up to! (more...)

David Sedaris Will Return to the State Theatre, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

David Sedaris, internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and National Public Radio humorist, returns by popular demand for his annual visit to the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris is one of America's pre-eminent humor writers with more than seven million copies of his books in print. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18. Visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787 for tickets or more information. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SU Drama's THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? In Brecht's comic and complex play, this question is raised by one of his most entertaining characters, Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, who is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Sui Ta so she can master the ruthlessness needed to be a 'good person' in a brutal world. The Good Woman of Setzuan will run tonight, March 28-April 13, 2014 in the Loft Theater at theSyracuse Stage/Drama Complex. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Stages DEATHTRAP, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy-thriller Deathtrap by Ira Levin, today, March 28 through April 12, 2014. (more...)

SU Drama's THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN Opens This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? In Brecht's comic and complex play, this question is raised by one of his most entertaining characters, Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, who is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Sui Ta so she can master the ruthlessness needed to be a 'good person' in a brutal world. The Good Woman of Setzuan will run March 28-April 13, 2014 in the Loft Theater at the Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex. Tickets can be purchased online at http://vpa.syr.edu/drama, by phone at 315-443-3275, and in person at the SU Drama Box Office, 820 East Genesee Street. (more...)

Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence, and Tasha Lawrence to Lead Samuel D. Hunter's THE FEW at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, will begin previews Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS for UCT DRAMA in April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Mellon Visiting Scholar, Professor Jeffrey Sichel is in residence with the University of Cape Town Drama Department directing a production of William Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS. The play is said to be the Bard's bloodiest and most violent work, dealing with dehumanization, rape, marginalization and cycles of revenge. (more...)

UCT Drama to Present Mnouchkine's MEPHISTO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The University of Cape Town Drama Department will present MEPHISTO by Ariane Mnouchkine translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker at the Arena Theatre (at 37 Orange Street, Gardens) next month. Directed by Christopher Weare, a large cast of graduating students bring this exciting production to the stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Chicago (more...)

UH Theater Legend Sidney Berger to be Celebrated at Jose Quintero Theatre, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The name Sidney Berger brings a smile to many people's faces. He tirelessly built UH's once small Drama Department into a world-class school ... and in the process entertained Houstonians of all ages. (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Returns to Times Square Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Known as the 'Granddaddy of Interactive Theater,' Tony n' Tina's Wedding set the gold standard for the genre with an all-inclusive two-part event where audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the bride and groom. Now beginning this spring, the celebration is coming back to the heart of Times Square. (more...)

UCT Drama Department to Stage TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Mellon Visiting Scholar, Professor Jeffrey Sichel is in residence with The Drama Department directing a production of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. Titus is said to be The Bard's bloodiest and most violent work, dealing with dehumanization, rape, marginalization and cycles of revenge. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) Kicks Off Dragon Theater's 2nd Stages Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute kicks off Dragon Theatre's new 2nd Stages Program. (more...)

Elizabeth Swados Helms GUNS Cabaret at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Elizabeth Swados will direct GUNS at 54 Below tonight, March 6, 2014. (more...)

54 SINGS SIDE SHOW, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

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