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Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse & Kessler Foundation to be Honored at New Jersey Theatre Alliance's CURTAIN CALLCrossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse & Kessler Foundation to be Honored at New Jersey Theatre Alliance's CURTAIN CALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

On November 3rd, New Jersey Theatre Alliance will present Excellence Awards to two New Brunswick theatres, Crossroads Theatre Company and George Street Playhouse, at 'Curtain Call,' the annual celebration of New Jersey's professional theatres. Each year, New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the service organization for the state's professional theatres, presents Excellence Awards to professional theatres in New Jersey that have shown exemplary achievements in the field. The Alliance will also honor Kessler Foundation with the Star Award for its ongoing support of programs that make theatre accessible to people with disabilities. (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for THE FABULOUS LIPITONES at George Street PlayhouseRehearsals Now Underway for THE FABULOUS LIPITONES at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Barbershop quartets will take center stage at New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse as they present John Markus and Mark St. Germain's a cappella musical comedy, The Fabulous Lipitones on stage beginning November 18. The cast includes You Tube sensation Rohan Kymal, and Broadway veterans Donald Corren, Wally Dunn and Jim Walton. Michael Mastro (The Subject Was Roses) returns to helm the production, and Broadway veteran Michael Lichtefeld will put the quartet through their paces as choreographer. (more...)

Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Complete principal casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Victoria Clark, who won a Tony Award for her luminous performance in The Light in the Piazza and was also Tony-nominated for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Sister Act, will star as Mamita Alvarez. Dee Hoty, who has starred on Broadway in City of Angels, Me and My Girl and Mamma Mia! and is a three-time Tony Award nominee for The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose, will star as Aunt Alicia. Gigi also stars Vanessa Hudgens in the title role, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue 2014-2015 Season with BODY AWARENESS, 10/29-11/16Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue 2014-2015 Season with BODY AWARENESS, 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will continue their 2014-2015 season with Body Awareness by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Annie Baker, playing November 1st through 16th, with $30 preview performances on October 29th and 30th. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley November 28-December 28. Directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Beth Dixon, David Howey, Anthony Lawton, and Kathleen McNenny. (more...)

Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsHeidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Previews begin tonight, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The new Broadway revival of On The Town, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens tonight, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the talented cast of Broadway's latest revival. Meet the company below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at George Street PlayhousePhoto Flash: Inside Opening of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

George Street Playhouse opened its 2014-15 season with its production of John Patrick Shanley's 'Outside Mullingar,' on stage now through November 2. Starring are John Bolger, Patricia Conolly, Ellen McLaughlin and David Schramm. David Saint is director. Check out photos of opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ellen McLaughlin and John Bolger in George Street's OUTSIDE MULLINGARPhoto Flash: First Look at Ellen McLaughlin and John Bolger in George Street's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

George Street Playhouse presents its 2014-15 Season Opener, Outside Mullingar. John Patrick Shanley's (Moonstruck, Doubt) recent Broadway hit, a nominee for the Tony Award for Best Play, will trod the boards in New Brunswick opening tonight, October 10. Joining Ellen McLaughlin in the cast will be John Bolger, Patricia Conollyand David Schramm. Mr. Saint will helm the production, which runs through November 2. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage! (more...)

George Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Starring Ellen McLaughlin and John Bolger, Opens TonightGeorge Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Starring Ellen McLaughlin and John Bolger, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

George Street Playhouse presents its 2014-15 Season Opener, Outside Mullingar. John Patrick Shanley's (Moonstruck, Doubt) recent Broadway hit, a nominee for the Tony Award for Best Play, will trod the boards in New Brunswick beginning tonight, October 7. Joining Ellen McLaughlin in the cast will be John Bolger, Patricia Conolly and David Schramm. Mr. Saint will helm the production, which runs through November 2. Opening night is set for Friday, October 10. (more...)

Celtic Band Brosna to Play George Street Playhouse, 10/18Celtic Band Brosna to Play George Street Playhouse, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

George Street Playhouse's season opener, Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, has more than a touch of Irish mysticism and romance. Like his Oscar-winning movie Moonstruck, the play is the story of an unlikely romance, but set in Ireland. To complement the Irish theme of the play, the Playhouse is offering its patrons to enjoy libations and the sounds of Highland Park-based Celtic Band Brosna, who perform their unique take on Celtic classics following the 8pm Saturday performance. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Begins Performances TonightGeorge Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

George Street Playhouse presents its 2014-15 Season Opener, Outside Mullingar. John Patrick Shanley's (Moonstruck, Doubt) recent Broadway hit, a nominee for the Tony Award for Best Play, will trod the boards in New Brunswick beginning tonight, October 7. Joining Ellen McLaughlin in the cast will be John Bolger, Patricia Conolly and David Schramm. Mr. Saint will helm the production, which runs through November 2. Opening night is set for Friday, October 10. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Ellen McLaughlin in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at GSP, 10/7 to 11/2BWW Interviews: Ellen McLaughlin in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at GSP, 10/7 to 11/2
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 6, 2014

George Street Playhouse opens their season with 'Outside Mullingar' directed by David Saint. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Ellen McLaughiin who plays Rosemary in the show. (more...)

Howard McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGIHoward McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Additional casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Joining the previously announced Vanessa Hudgens in the title role will be two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh(Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. Casting for the roles of Madame Alvarez and Aunt Alicia will be announced soon. (more...)

Island City Stage Opens New Season with a World Premiere, 10/23-25Island City Stage Opens New Season with a World Premiere, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

And so South Florida's Island City Stage - winner of six Carbonell Awards last season including Best Production of a Play - will kick off its third season with the world premiere of Michael Aman's new comedy POZ. The production will begin with previews on Thursday, October 23and open officially on Saturday, October 25. (more...)

2 PIANOS 4 HANDS to Play Rubicon, 10/152 PIANOS 4 HANDS to Play Rubicon, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura opens the company's 17th Season (The Search…) with 2 Pianos 4 Hands, written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt. Winner of the coveted Dora Award (the Canadian equivalent of the Tony), 2 Pianos 4 Hands is a musical comedy for anyone who has ever had a dream. Directed by Thomas Frey, this hilariously funny production features two actors, two pianos and multiple characters as fifteen years of piano playing unfolds in all its glory. Stories of crazy instructors, obsessed parents, torturous recitals, and other high points of musical training are accompanied by musical selections ranging from classical to pop to jazz. Along the way, these virtuoso actors/pianists portray a dazzling range of characters and display piano wizardry featuring the music of Beethoven, Bach, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis and others. 2 Pianos 4 Hands opens October 18 with low-priced previews October 15 - 17. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays through November 16. For tickets, call 805.667.2900 or go to rubicontheatre.org. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab Continues TonightNew York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab Continues Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In the September installment of New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab, three choreographers will present new production numbers created in conjunction with three composer/lyricists. The salon begins at 6:30pm at ART/NY Studios, Spaces @ 520 (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Studio B). Doors open at 6:15pm tonight. This event is free, but kindly RSVP to: ChoreoLab@NYTheatreBarn.org (more...)

Frank Ingrasciotta to Bring BLOOD TYPE: RAGU to Shea Smith's Performing Arts CenterFrank Ingrasciotta to Bring BLOOD TYPE: RAGU to Shea Smith's Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Broadway League Vice-Chair of the Road Member, Tony Award Winner, and Producer, Albert Nocciolino will present the one-man play, Blood Type: Ragu at the historic Shea Smith's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. A coming-of-age story exploring the first-generation American's delicate dance between culture and identity. Writer/Performer Frank Ingrasciotta, portrays more than 20 characters who live, love and laugh in this fast-paced, tour-de-force journey that is not just a comedy, not just a drama. It's family - and we all have one! (more...)

Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with 'NED AND SUNNY', 10/5Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with 'NED AND SUNNY', 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the world-premiere of Ned and Sunny: A Hartford Love Story. The play, written by Hartford-based playwright, Jacques Lamarre, tells the story of Edward 'Ned' Roberts and Ann 'Sunny' Thorsen, arts enthusiasts who meet in 1938 through the Mark Twain Masquers, marry, and establish a foundation to support the arts in the Greater Hartford region. (more...)

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