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HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead 2014 Lortel Awards Nominations for Off-Broadway; Full List!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 01, 2014

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories and one special award for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Brandon and Jason Dirden Join TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Original Cast of RUINED and More Set for Labyrinth's PULITZER FEST; Full Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the final additions to the lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend, including Harvey, How I Learned to Drive, They Knew What They Wanted, and more. Full schedule is below. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn in DRIVING MISS DAISY, OUR TOWN with Daphne Rubin-Vega and Scott Hudson & More Set for Labyrinth's PULITZER FEST, 4/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the initial lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend. The weekend schedule will be announced later this month. A post-show discussion with the playwright and a guest moderator will follow select readings for weekday performances. The plays will be presented at Labyrinth's home in New York City's West Village, the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street). (more...)

Tickets to The Public's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz & More Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The Public Theater announced today that single tickets are now on sale for the 2014 spring season, beginning on February 18 with ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, the exciting international collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and GableStage in Miami. Edited and directed by MacArthur Fellow Tarell Alvin McCraney, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA will run through Sunday, March 23, with an official press opening on Wednesday, March 5 in the Anspacher Theater. (more...)

'Christmas in Amityville' is Announced Exclusively on Kindle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

'Christmas in Amityville,' a new story about the haunting, contains original, previously unpublished material. It is being published as an e-book only in an exclusive arrangement with Amazon.com, and will be offered free of charge in a special promotion, December 17-20. Its release is the first in an ongoing salvo of new products and materials heralding the return of 'The Amityville Horror' and the launch of AmityvilleNow.com, a new curated web site on 'horror, suspense, and the supernatural - real and imagined,' premiering Monday, December 16. More about the novella and a sample of its first chapter is available here. (more...)

Winter Miller, Marya Hornbacher & More Set for RAPE AID: FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS RAPE, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Fed up with a culture that spends more energy warning girls how to avoid rape instead of teaching boys rape is always wrong, playwright Winter Miller created Rape Aid, an experiment in activism, theater and charity with an all-inclusive post-show dance party. For Rape Aid, a half dozen artists were commissioned to make short pieces (plays, monologues, songs, films) for an evening to incite dialogue on the subject of rape. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: 'THE POWER OF DUFF' CASTS ITS SPELL OVER BOSTON
by Jan Nargi - Nov 08, 2013

In Stephen Belber's new play 'The Power of Duff' a lonely newsman seeks redemption by inadvertently turning his anchor desk into a pulpit, working miracles for strangers while still failing to communicate at home. (more...)

Greensky Bluegrass, Brett Dennen, Something Big and More Set for Fox Theatre, Now thru April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

See what's coming up at the Fox Theatre as of October 21st. All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Amy Pietz, David Wilson Barnes, Jennifer Westfeldt and More in THE POWER OF DUFF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre) plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz ('The Office,' 'Caroline in the City') plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids) plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE POWER OF DUFF, Starring David Wilson Barnes and Jennifer Westfeldt, Begins Tonight at Huntington Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre) plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz ('The Office,' 'Caroline in the City') plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids) plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances begin tonight, October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek and Behind-the-Scenes of THE POWER OF DUFF at Huntington Theatre
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2013

David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre) plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz ('The Office,' 'Caroline in the City') plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids) plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances begin on October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. Check out the videos below! (more...)

Radical Something, Dark Star Orchestra adn More Set for the Fox Theatre, Now thru Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The Fox Theatre has announced its upcoming shows as of September 30th. All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE POWER OF DUFF, Starring David Wilson Barnes and Jennifer Westfeldt, to Begin 10/11 at Huntington Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre) plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz ('The Office,' 'Caroline in the City') plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids) plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances begin on October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. (more...)

James Earl Jones II & Mark David Kaplan to Lead CCT's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, Begin 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) is kicking off Season 8: Grow with a delightful new production of A Year with Frog and Toad, the Tony-nominated musical based on the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, directed by Henry Godinez, resident artist at the Goodman. Performances start October 9, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Press opening is Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. Performances run through November 24. Single tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at chicagochildrenstheatre.org or by calling the Chicago Children's Theatre box office, (872) 222-9555. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Cast for ESPA*DRILLS Reading Series at 59E59, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Primary Stages ESPA has announced casting for the ESPA*Drills Reading Series this August. ESPA*Drills is an annual new play development program providing professionally staged readings to four ESPA playwrights. The plays are workshopped at Primary Stages under the guidance of the ESPA staff and presented before an audience of industry peers at Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters. ESPA*Drills provides an exclusive opportunity for students to receive professional attention through the resources and support of Primary Stages. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For UK Tour Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Starring Glaser!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky in the 70s TV series Starsky and Hutch) is to play the lead role of Tevye in the forthcoming UK & Ireland tour of Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

Full Cast Unveiled for James Earl Jones & Vanessa Redgrave-Led MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

Mark Rylance directs James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in Shakespeare's timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing opening on 19 September 2013 with previews from 7 September. Further cast includes Tim Barlow, Penelope Beaumont, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Katherine Carlton, Beth Cooke, Alan David, Michael Elwyn, Lloyd Everitt, James Garnon, Melody Grove, Trevor Laird, Leroy Osei-Bonsu, Mark Ross, Peter Wight and Danny Lee Wynter. (more...)

WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT Begins Performances at Powerhouse Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater's second Mainstage production, Mozhan Marno's When The Lights Went Out, directed by Kate Whoriskey has its first performance tonight and will run through Sunday, July 28. Tickets are on sale through the Box Office: (845) 437-5599 orPHTBoxOffice@vassar.edu. The Box Office is located at Vassar in the Powerhouse Theater building. For online sales visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu/boxoffice. For general season information call 845-437-5907 or visit powerhouse@vassar.edu. (more...)

Red Baraat and More Set for Omaha Performing Arts' Jazz on the Green, Now thru 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Omaha Performing Arts will again present Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing this summer. The free outdoor concert series will run six consecutive Thursdays, from today, July 11 to August 15, 2013, and is located in the idyllic Turner Park in the heart of Midtown Crossing. Starting this year, concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the new permanent stage of The Pavilion at Turner Park; the lawn is open beginning at 5 p.m. (more...)

Laura Innes, Linda Lavin, Cotter Smith Join POWERHOUSE'S 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

Casting highlights for Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater's second Mainstage production, Mozhan Marno's When The Lights Went Out, and the Martel Musical workshop of the new Simon Rich/Peter Lerman musical inspired by The Brooklyn Hero Supply Company, have been announced. In addition, casting highlights for the season's Inside Look Workshops, Found and Mother of Invention have also been announced. Tickets are on sale through the Box Office: (845) 437-5599 or PHTBoxOffice@vassar.edu. The Box Office is located at Vassar in the Powerhouse Theater building. For online sales visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu/boxoffice. For general season information call 845-437-5907 or visitpowerhouse@vassar.edu (more...)

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