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Island 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, 10/15
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 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 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...)

Analogue to Kick Off STOWAWAY UK Tour, Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Analogue in association with New Wolsey Theatre present: Stowaway, touring nationally 18 September - 11 October 2014. Written and directed by Hannah Barker and Lewis Hetherington. A frozen body falls from the sky, sparking a story about the invisible borders that divide us, in the latest work from critically acclaimed theatre-makers Analogue. (more...)

Edward 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...)

John Bolger, Patricia Conolly & David Schramm Join Cast of George Street Playhouse's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have completed casting for the 41-year-old Playhouse's 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 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...)

Monica West Joins IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID thru This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Monica West has joined the cast of the kef theatrical production of IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID -- the new play by Caroline Prugh and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. She will step in for Autum Hurlbert, who had to leave the production do to scheduling conflicts, for performances through Sunday, September 14 at The Hartley House (413 West 46th Street). (more...)

Keen Company's A WALK IN THE WOODS, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company kicks off their 2014 - '15 season with the first major New York revival of Lee Blessing's A Walk In The Woods, starring Kathleen Chalfant and Paul Niebanck, and directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. (more...)

Martin Sola and Nicholas Urda to Star in CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD, Running 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre October 2nd - 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martin Sola as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging fascist who claims responsibility for the murder of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, played by Nicholas Urda. (more...)

W Hotels Worldwide to Debut in Brisbane in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced an agreement with Shayher Leisure Holdings Pty Ltd ('Shayher') to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Brisbane, in the state of Queensland, Australia. Scheduled to open in early 2018 as part of a mixed-use development, W Brisbane will bring a new interpretation of modern luxury to George Street at the western end of the central business district, overlooking the Brisbane River. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC to Premiere at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Sep 03, 2014

Come spend a delightful "Weekend in the Country" when A Little Night Music opens at the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV this Friday, September 5. Directed by David Porterfield and musically directed by Alison Shafer, Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music portrays various relationships between amorous actress Desiree Armfeldt, her old flame Frrederick and her current lover, the Count Carl-Magnus. Both men are married, one to an innocent child-bride and the other to a witty wife. Desiree also has a child, currently being raised by her sharp-tongued grandmother, while Desiree is occupied touring in a traveling play. Relationships are renewed and old flames spark when all of the characters are invited to the Armfeldt estate for the weekend. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs continues the company's aggressive repertory expansion in its third season exploring the range of the male dancer, adding 8 new works to its already extensive list. (more...)

Elaine Bromka to Star in TEA FOR THREE at Smothers Theatre, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Particularly pertinent in an era of heightened politics, TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty humanizes the political scene with a whimsical and deeply moving performance at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 9. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse's Todd Schmidt Named Chair of the Board of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

On July 1st, Todd Schmidt, Managing Director of Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, began his appointment as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance (NJTA), the service organization for the state's professional theatres. Also on that date, Michael Hurst, Managing Director of Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, began his three-year term on the Board. (more...)

The Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus Presents the Return of Art After Hours
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

The Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus celebrates the return of Art After Hours, its signature monthly program, and the new school year on Tuesday, September 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. This year Art After Hours moves to the First Tuesday of the month, with a new lineup of events. Join us on the terrace for DJ-curated music and complimentary refreshments throughout the evening. At 6 p.m., come inside for an overview of the collection and the introduction of the first work in the museum's “Big Ten: Art” talks, followed by a guided tour of the new exhibition “Jesse Krimes: Apokaluptein: 16389067.” Admission to the museum and activities are free for all. For details, please visit www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Sets Sept 2014 Events in Cranbury, Hamilton and New Brunswick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

This September, American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School will be participating in community events throughout central Jersey: Cranbury Day in Cranbury, Septemberfest in Hamilton, and the Hub City Sounds Festival in New Brunswick. (more...)

Voting Now Open to Choose Logo for Broadway-Bound Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

As announced earlier today on his popular industry blog The Producer's Perspective, Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (It's Only a Play, Kinky Boots, ...Madison County) wants YOU, the public, to help choose the logo for the upcoming Broadway production of the new musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce-Helmed IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Arrive on Broadway This Spring?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In 2011, BroadwayWorld reported that Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi's new musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, directed by David Hyde Pierce in its world premiere at the George Street Playhouse that year, would be coming to Broadway. Now according to an Equity casting notice, it seems like the show will indeed land on Broadway, with rehearsals set to begin in January 2015. The musical will open on or around March 26, 2015. (more...)

Todd Schmidt Chairs Board of New Jersey Theatre Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

On July 1st, Todd Schmidt, Managing Director of Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, began his appointment as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the service organization for the state's professional theatres. Also on that date, Michael Hurst, Managing Director of Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, began his three-year term on the Board. (more...)

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