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Pacific Theatre to Stage UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Jan 9-31Pacific Theatre to Stage UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Jan 9-31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

A globe-spanning mystery. A library book that's returned late is every librarian's pet peeve, but when that book is 113 years past due it goes from annoying to intriguing. This is how Pacific Theatre's presentation of Rosebud Theatre's production of Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger begins. (more...)

Ethan Khusidman & Terrence Mann to Lead John Doyle-Helmed AUGUST RUSH Musical Workshop Next MonthEthan Khusidman & Terrence Mann to Lead John Doyle-Helmed AUGUST RUSH Musical Workshop Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Producers Southpaw Entertainment (Richard Lewis, CEO) and CJ E&M (Byeong-seok Kim, Senior Vice President) announced today that August Rush, a new musical based on the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated 2007 motion picture, which starred Robin Williams and Freddie Highmore, will have a developmental lab presentation in December 2014. (more...)

Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

Sundance Institute Sets Projects, Artists for Fall Theatre LabsSundance Institute Sets Projects, Artists for Fall Theatre Labs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the projects and artists that will participate in its two Fall artist development programs: the inaugural Playwrights Studio at Flying Point in Water Mill, NY (October 19-26), as well as the two-week Theatre Lab (November 30 - December 14) for musical theatre, ensemble-generated projects and solo work at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the initiatives are among the Theatre Program's five annual Labs and Residencies for theatre artists and part of the 24 artist residency labs across many creative disciplines Sundance Institute offers annually. (more...)

AUGUST RUSH Musical in the Works; Lab Set for NYC This NovemberAUGUST RUSH Musical in the Works; Lab Set for NYC This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

According to a new Equity announcement, a new musical adaptation of AUGUST RUSH is holding auditions for a developmental lab in New York City, which will be held November 13 through December 10, 2014. (more...)

Michael Cohl Reveals SPIDER-MAN Arena Tour in the Works for 2015-16Michael Cohl Reveals SPIDER-MAN Arena Tour in the Works for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark producer Michael Cohl revealed that the show will n fact not be opening in Las Vegas. Instead an arena tour is in the works for 'late 2015 or winter 2016.' He told WSJ: "I think Spider-man is a pop culture rock show that was meant to be in arenas." When asked about the recently cancelled Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour, another project with which he was affiliated, Cohl commented: "It was a disaster. Ticket sales were terrible." (more...)

off the WALL Announces 2014-2015 Seasonoff the WALL Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Great plays, bold choices, talented artists. off the WALL is announcing the 2014-15 season, featuring three Pittsburgh premieres in the Acting Company's four-play program, as well as repertory theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARKSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2014

Today in 2011, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened at the Foxwoods Theatre, where it ran for 1066 performances. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character and the Greek myth of Arachne. lt tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MetroStage's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Is Brilliant, Forces the Audience to ThinkBWW Reviews: MetroStage's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Is Brilliant, Forces the Audience to Think
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 21, 2014

MetroStage's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL is brilliantly written and acted, and goes from a minor mystery -- return of a library book a century late -- to questions of major importance to the world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Potent Paul Robeson Play Comes to Mark Taper ForumBWW Reviews: Potent Paul Robeson Play Comes to Mark Taper Forum
by Don Grigware - Apr 21, 2014

The Tallest Tree in the Forest/written & performed by Daniel Beaty/directed by Moises Kaufman/Mark Taper Forum/through May 25 (more...)

BWW Reviews: One Man and a Production Takes on THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT at MetrostageBWW Reviews: One Man and a Production Takes on THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT at Metrostage
by G. Blaise Hoeler - Apr 11, 2014

But more than just a play about trying to bypass the Nazi regime and their cruelty, this play is about loss. Not just one loss, but continual and mounting loss. De Bonheur first loses his country, then his family of actors and finally bids farewell to his most abiding love-his art. (more...)

MetroStage Kicks Off 'In Rep' Series with THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Now thru 5/25MetroStage Kicks Off 'In Rep' Series with THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

MetroStage will be producing its first In Rep series this spring featuring two one man shows The Thousandth Night by Carol Wolf starring Marcus Kyd (today, Apr. 3-May 18) and Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger starring Paul Morella (Apr. 17-May 25.) Both will be directed by John Vreeke. (more...)

MetroStage to Kick Off 'In Rep' Series with THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, 4/3-5/25MetroStage to Kick Off 'In Rep' Series with THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, 4/3-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

MetroStage will be producing its first In Rep series this spring featuring two one man shows The Thousandth Night by Carol Wolf starring Marcus Kyd (Apr. 3-May 18) and Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger starring Paul Morella (Apr. 17-May 25.) Both will be directed by John Vreeke. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Continues 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, Now thru 3/15Pioneer Theatre Continues 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the second installment in its new play reading series, called Play-By-Play: A Public Education by Jeff Talbott tonight and tomorrow, March 14 and 15, 2014. Guest artist Shana Gold directs the production. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre to Continue 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, 3/14-15Pioneer Theatre to Continue 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the second installment in its new play reading series, called Play-By-Play: A Public Education by Jeff Talbott on March 14 and 15, 2014. Guest artist Shana Gold directs the production. (more...)

Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Talks Accident, Lawsuit and More: 'I Thought, Am I Going to Die?'Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Talks Accident, Lawsuit and More: 'I Thought, Am I Going to Die?'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

More has come to light on the SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK saga involving injured dancer Daniel Curry, as the performer has opened up about the experience and the resulting lawsuit in an interview with The New York Times. (more...)

Little Fish's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Opens 3/12Little Fish's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Opens 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announces the opening of the third show of its thirteenth season, UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, by Glen Berger. (more...)

12 Peers Theater Presents Pittsburgh Premiere of UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Now thru 2/2612 Peers Theater Presents Pittsburgh Premiere of UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Now thru 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

12 Peers Theater presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of Glen Berger's Underneath The Lintel. Underneath the Lintel performs today, February 5 - 26, 2014 at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, 937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, Penn. (more...)

Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Suing Show's ProducersInjured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Suing Show's Producers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK might have closed on Broadway, but its drama continues. The New York Times reports that Daniel Curry, who was injured in August while performing in the musical, filed a lawsuit this week against the show's producers, engineering consultants and others, pointing to the "negligence in the design and operation of a mechanical lift that Mr. Curry was using onstage when he was hurt." (more...)

Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Takes Final Flight on Broadway; Inside Closing Night Curtain Call!Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Takes Final Flight on Broadway; Inside Closing Night Curtain Call!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 5, 2014

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, played its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre yesterday, Jan. 4, 2014, after being seen by approximately two million fans, and 1,268 performances. Since it began previews on November 28, 2010, and even before they bagan, the show's high and lows were in the news, making it one of the most talked about shows in theater history. Last night, BWW was on the scene to capture Spidey's final moments on the Great White Way - check out photos from the show's last curtain call below! (more...)

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