Florida Stage News

Jenny O'Hara and Nick Ullett Set to Reprise Roles in Fountain Revival of BAKERSFIELD MISTJenny O'Hara and Nick Ullett Set to Reprise Roles in Fountain Revival of BAKERSFIELD MIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, the Fountain's smash hit comedy that went on to see productions around the world including London's West End, will return to the Fountain for a limited 4-week engagement beginning Nov. 19. Sachs will again direct, with Jenny O'Hara (Transparent, The Mindy Project) and Nick Ullett (As the WorldTurns) reprising the roles they created. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This DecemberCOME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Michael Gepner Appointed VP of Marketing at 5th Avenue TheatreMichael Gepner Appointed VP of Marketing at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Theatrical marketing executive Michael Gepner joins the administrative leadership at The 5th Avenue Theatre as the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Guest Services, drawing to a close a national search. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBANDPenguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)


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ROCK OF AGES to Make Central Florida Debut at Dr. Phillips Center This FallROCK OF AGES to Make Central Florida Debut at Dr. Phillips Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

TheatreWorks Florida will present the Central FL regional premiere of Rock Of Ages, opening at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater) Sept 28 - Oct 9, 2016 for 15 sizzling performances. TheatreWorks Florida is proud to announce the outstanding cast, band, designers and staff of Rock Of Ages... (more...)

Adam Immerwahr to Make DC Directorial Debut with Theater J's THE LAST SCHWARTZAdam Immerwahr to Make DC Directorial Debut with Theater J's THE LAST SCHWARTZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

?Theater J begins the 2016-2017 season with the regional premiere of the rollicking, engaging, and thoughtful comedy, The Last Schwartz, written by Lilly Award Winner Deborah Zoe Laufer. It plays at Theater J September 7 through October 2, 2016 and kicks off the first season selected by new Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr. (more...)

ShawChicago to Present MARK TWAIN IN PERSONShawChicago to Present MARK TWAIN IN PERSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

ShawChicago presents Jeff Award nominee Richard Henzel performing in his signature piece, Mark Twain In Person. This production will be at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610 on June 20 at 7 PM. Dessert and wine reception will follow the performance. (more...)

Getting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award NominationGetting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award Nomination
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hard to believe, but it's been four years since we sat down with Jeremy Benton, whom we've since referred to as Broadway's Best Tap Dancer every chance we've had, and now it seems as that title has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just yesterday, Benton - a native of Springfield, Tennessee - was honored with a nomination for a Fred and Adele Astaire Award in the category for best off-Broadway male dancer, heralding his critically acclaimed role in Cagney, the Musical. (more...)

THE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere - THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.  (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has introduced the cast of Oliver! This classic comes to life on the stage from April 5 - 17, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Comedy Central's Tommy Koenig to Bring BABY BOOM BABY to the Palm Beaches Theatre, 4/28-5/15Comedy Central's Tommy Koenig to Bring BABY BOOM BABY to the Palm Beaches Theatre, 4/28-5/15
by Carol Kassie - Mar 24, 2016

Comedy Central/National Lampoon star Tommy Koenig's Baby Boom Baby has been called wildly entertaining, touching, and very, very funny!  It has also been called well-written, high energy, and invigorating.  Koenig will bring his one man 'musicomedy'- a flashback through our times and the music that defined them' to the Palm Beaches theatre from April 28th through May 15th. (more...)

Tony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICTTony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Can personal bonds bridge political chasms? John Henry Davis directs Tony Abatemarco and David Nevell in a brilliant and funny play of ideas by Lee Blessing. A Walk in the Woods opens April 29 at International City Theatre, with two low-priced previews set for April 27 and April 28. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 SeasonClaudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain TheatrePhoto Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, which opened on January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Check out photos from the show, below! (more...)

Robert Creighton to Bring New Show to Metropolitan Room, 2/8Robert Creighton to Bring New Show to Metropolitan Room, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Broadway quadruple threat and Bistro Award winner, Robert Creighton, who recently starred as the title character in the critically lauded CAGNEY at the York Theatre Company, brings an all new show, 'Lucky In Love,' to Metropolitan Room on Monday, February 8 at 7pm. Creighton will sing a love and romance-themed repertoire in honor of the season, and you can expect to experience a spectrum from laughter to tears. Special guest will be 'Mamma Mia' star, Judy McLane. Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The show has a $30 cover charge and a two-drink minimum per person. To reserve, call: 212.206.0440 or visit: http://metropolitanroom.com (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY to Run 2/4-21 at Colorado Springs Fine Arts CenterDRIVING MISS DAISY to Run 2/4-21 at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) FAC honors Black History Month with one of American theatre's most timeless and touching plays, Driving Miss Daisy, written by Alfred Uhry and directed by Producing Artistic Director, Scott RC Levy. In performance from February 4?21. With humor and heartfelt emotion, Uhry's Pulitzer Prize?winning play poignantly explores the transformative power of true friendship. (more...)

MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play The Palm Beaches TheatreMY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play The Palm Beaches Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jan 12, 2016

Brad Zimmerman's My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of one man's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York. One part standup, one part theatrical, and all parts uproarious My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy will open at Manalapan's Palm Beaches Theatre on February 4th, and run through March 27th. (more...)

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