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America Ferrera & More Set for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance ResortAmerica Ferrera & More Set for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company and creative advisors that are participating in its 2015 Theatre Lab, which kicked off yesterday and runs through July 26 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Tickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on SaleTickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, today announced the cast of leading ladies for the Memphis production of the international hit show Menopause The Musical, which will play the Orpheum Theatre for 3 performances, August 1-2, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

Dave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDEDave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that†Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, "The Black Donnellys") and Afton C. Williamson ("Nashville," "Homeland") will star in†Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride, the first production of MCC's 2015-16 Main Stage Season. (more...)

Chicago Dramatists to Host Memorial for Russ Tutterow, 7/13 at the GoodmanChicago Dramatists to Host Memorial for Russ Tutterow, 7/13 at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Chicago Dramatists and the Chicago theatre community sadly lost Emeritus Artistic Director Russ Tutterow on May 4, 2015 to cancer. In tribute to his three decades of loving dedication to developing plays and playwrights for the American theatre, on Monday, July 13, 2015 friends, acquaintances, and admirers of Mr. Tutterow will gather to honor his profound legacy and influence on their personal and professional lives and on theatre in Chicago and across the country. (more...)

Pear Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TRIBES & MorePear Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TRIBES & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Pear Theatre Artistic Director Diane Tasca has announced details of the company's line-up for its 2015-16 season, the first in its new state-of-the-art theatre located at 1110 La Avenida, Mountain View. The ambitious season launches with a world premiere romantic comedy, and includes works by Tracy Letts, Amy Freed, Chekhov, Katori Hall, and Nina Raine. For subscriptions ($100-$212) and more information the public may visit www.thepear.org or call 650-254-1148. (more...)

The Goodman Theatre to Hold Memorial Celebration for Russ TutterowThe Goodman Theatre to Hold Memorial Celebration for Russ Tutterow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

The Goodman hosts "An Evening of Sharing" honoring the life and legacy of Russ Tutterow (1946-2015), Chicago Dramatists' Emeritus Artistic Director whose commitment to developing plays and playwrights for the American theater spanned three decades and hundreds of artists. (more...)

TampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth SeasonTampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre is presenting THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and more in the 2015-2016 season. Find out more below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Goodman's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBWW Reviews: Goodman's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Misha Davenport - Jul 4, 2015

Laughs abound in the Goodman's production of the 2013 Tony award-winning play by Christopher Durang (more...)

DIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula PlayersDIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season July 8 through 26 when it presents the classic suspense-filled thriller, 'Dial M for Murder' by Frederick Knott. 'Dial M for Murder' was first staged on Broadway in 1952 and Knott adapted the script for Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHESPhoto Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and†Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of†Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by†Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by†Iris Rainer Dart†and†Thom Thomas, with music by†David Austin†and lyrics by†Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by†Eric Schaeffer†(Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Broadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in ChicagoBroadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight,†July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015.†The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

Trey Ellis & Ricardo Khan's FLY Headed Off-Broadway Next SpringTrey Ellis & Ricardo Khan's FLY Headed Off-Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse†announced today that The New Victory Theater in New York will present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Pasadena Playhouse/Crossroads Theatre Company production of FLY, by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, the Tony Award-winning co-founder and former artistic director of Crossroads Theatre Company, to open March 11, 2016. FLY will be directed by Ricardo Khan. (more...)

Matthew Paul Olmos Receives Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting AwardMatthew Paul Olmos Receives Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Matthew Paul Olmos's†the living life of the daughter mira†has been named the winner of Arizona Theatre Company's 2015 National Latino Playwriting Award (NLPA), and the recipient of the $1000 prize. 2015 marks the 20th†year of the competition. (more...)

American Theater Company's 31st Season to Include Premieres from Thomas Bradshaw, Dan LeFrancAmerican Theater Company's 31st Season to Include Premieres from Thomas Bradshaw, Dan LeFranc
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) announces Season 31: The Legacy Season, honoring ATC's late artistic director PJ Paparelli and continuing the theater's dedication to developing new works. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Steep Theatre's 15th Season to Include World Premieres, U.S. Premieres & MoreSteep Theatre's 15th Season to Include World Premieres, U.S. Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Steep Theatre is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming, landmark 15th†season.††The slate of shows will celebrate†many of the elements that have defined this company since its inception and established it as one of the most vibrant companies in Chicago: bold scripts from†today's most exciting writers; fearlessly honest ensemble work; and visionary directors.††Steep's 15th†season features a U.S. premiere from 2015 Tony Award†winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens; a world premiere from playwright and veteran stage and screen actor Hamish Linklater; a U.S. Premiere†from one of Britain's most celebrated writers Laura Wade; and a local premiere from Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Samuel D. Hunter.† (more...)

Photo Flash: CITY OF ANGELS Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: CITY OF ANGELS Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart. The show opened last night, June 17,†and runs through August 2. BroadwayWorld has photos from opening night below! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Extends Off-Broadway Through July 18Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Extends Off-Broadway Through July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre announced today that, due to demand, the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA will extend its limited engagement by two weeks and will now close on July 18. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 17, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide! All you need to know about musicals on the boards this summer at 17 theaters within a one-day drive. (more...)

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