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Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan LaneBWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan Lane
by National Theater Institute - Apr 13, 2015

Nathan Lane has created a wide footprint on American stage, film, and television and encompasses the ethos of the Monte Cristo Award - artistic excellence and lifelong commitment to theater. (more...)

Nathan Lane Receives O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo Award TonightNathan Lane Receives O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center recently announced that stage and screen star Nathan Lane is the next recipient of the Monte Cristo Award. Lane will receive the honor tonight, April 13 (6:30PM) at the Edison Ballroom. (more...)

Photo Flash: Damian Lewis, John Goodman & Tom Sturridge in Rehearsal for West End's AMERICAN BUFFALOPhoto Flash: Damian Lewis, John Goodman & Tom Sturridge in Rehearsal for West End's AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Images from rehearsals of the upcoming production of American Buffalo starring Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge have just been released - check them out below!. The production, which is directed by Daniel Evans, will play for a strictly limited season at Wyndham's Theatre, with previews from 16 April. (more...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Continue Season with ANYTHING GOESThe Marriott Theatre to Continue Season with ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. Anything Goes features an unparalleled score by the legendary Cole Porter with a virtual hit parade of songs ("De-lovely," "Friendship," 'You're the Top,' "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," 'I Get a Kick Out of You"). 15-time Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin will bring his signature high-watt energy to the stage to direct and choreograph the toe-tapping musical comedy which previews April 8, opens April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Robin is joined by Music Director Jeff Award-nominee Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Close 2014-15 Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 4/16-5/3Clarence Brown Theatre to Close 2014-15 Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 4/16-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

A landmark in modern drama which inspired the hits 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago' and which includes one of the most popular songs of the century, 'The Threepenny Opera' plays on the Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage April 16 through May 3, 2015. (more...)

George Dvorsky to Star in Pioneer Theatre Company's THE MUSIC MAN This MayGeorge Dvorsky to Star in Pioneer Theatre Company's THE MUSIC MAN This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Music Man, May 1 through May 16, 2015. (more...)

NBCUniversal, Second City to Showcase New Talent with BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL This JuneNBCUniversal, Second City to Showcase New Talent with BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6. (more...)

NBCUniversal & Second City to Host Inaugural 'Break Out comedy Festival' in ChicagoNBCUniversal & Second City to Host Inaugural 'Break Out comedy Festival' in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Second City and NBCUniversal have announced the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6. (more...)

Regina Taylor to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at Goodman Theatre with STOP. RESET.Regina Taylor to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at Goodman Theatre with STOP. RESET.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Goodman Theatre congratulates Artistic Associate Regina Taylor, who celebrates her 20th season at Chicago's flagship theater this spring. (more...)

The Grappler to Present 'GATEKEEPERS' Panel at The Healy Theatre, 4/7The Grappler to Present 'GATEKEEPERS' Panel at The Healy Theatre, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Where does art belong and who gets to make it? Acclaimed playwright Idris Goodwin and Louder Than a Bomb creator Kevin Coval asked these questions in Steppenwolf for Young Adult's recent production of This is Modern Art (Based on True Events). This is Modern Art represents the true story of Chicago graffiti crew MUL, depicting the events leading up to and following their decision to carry out the biggest graffiti bomb of their career on the modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. This is Modern Art asked audiences to start a revolution, and the Chicago theatre community did- more than anyone expected. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES Begins in May at Goodman TheatreTHE LITTLE FOXES Begins in May at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Greed and familial betrayal is at the darkly comic heart of The Little Foxes by Tony Award-winning playwright Lillian Hellman-'an expertly constructed, grippingly paced plot machine that pits good against evil and lets evil win' (The New York Times). Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper directs the classic 1939 play about wealth's corrupting power-one of Hellman's most notable works, which was adapted into a 1941 film starring Bette Davis-centering on the Hubbard family's ruthless pursuit in the South's post-bellum economic slump. The Little Foxes appears May 2 - June 7 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 11). Tickets ($25-$81; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/LittleFoxes, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). The Goodman Theatre Women's Board is the Major Production Sponsor, Ernst & Young LLP and Interactive Health are the Corporate Sponsor Partners and Towers Watson is the Opening Night Sponsor for The Little Foxes. (more...)

NNPN to Present Rolling World Premieres for Beckim's LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE and Yee's IN A WORD in 2015NNPN to Present Rolling World Premieres for Beckim's LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE and Yee's IN A WORD in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 48th and 49th Rolling World Premieres: Chad Beckim's Lights Rise on Grace and Lauren Yee's in a word, as well as openings for its 43rd, 44th, and 47th plays, Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons, Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker, and River City by Diana Grisanti. (more...)

THE BIG BANG THEORY's Johnny Galecki Boards Paramount's Horror Prequel RINGSTHE BIG BANG THEORY's Johnny Galecki Boards Paramount's Horror Prequel RINGS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

According to Deadline, THE BIG BANG THEORY star Johnny Galecki has signed on for Paramount's upcoming horror prequel RINGS, the third film in the 'horror franchise about a cursed videotape that kills a viewer within seven days.' (more...)

Irish Theatre of Chicago to Premiere THE WHITE ROAD, 4/30-6/13Irish Theatre of Chicago to Premiere THE WHITE ROAD, 4/30-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago, formerly Seanachai Theatre Company, concludes its 20th anniversary season with the world premiere drama THE WHITE ROAD by founding ensemble member Karen Tarjan*, directed by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric*, playing April 30 - June 13, 2015 at its resident home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

AMERICAN BUFFALO to Open 4/16 at Newnan Theatre CompanyAMERICAN BUFFALO to Open 4/16 at Newnan Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Don, owner of a junk shop, has sold a buffalo nickel to a coin collector for only $90.00. He regrets the sale, believing that the coin is worth much more. So he and his two buddies, Teach and Buddy, plan to steal the coin back. The story is ostensibly about a burglary, but the real center of interest is the way the characters deal with each other when their plans start to fall through. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE to Stage World Premiere of Bill Robens' ENTROPY, 4/17-5/30Theatre of NOTE to Stage World Premiere of Bill Robens' ENTROPY, 4/17-5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2015 season with the World Premiere of ENTROPY by Bill Robens and directed by Christopher William Johnson. (more...)

Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETHPublic Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that it will continue its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts by expanding its MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT to include a spring touring production of MACBETH to the five boroughs. Directed by Edward Torres, the free Mobile Unit tour (April 24 - May 14) will bring free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting prisons, homeless shelters, and other community venues, including stops at our Public Works community partner venues: Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn, Fortune Society in Queens and DreamYard Project in the Bronx. Following the three-week tour, MACBETH will have a limited sit-down run at The Public Theater from May 17 through June 7, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. The Mobile Shakespeare Unit toured Pericles last fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mary Zimmerman's THE WHITE SNAKE Comes to The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Mary Zimmerman's THE WHITE SNAKE Comes to The Old Globe
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 30, 2015

Mary Zimmerman makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, THE WHITE SNAKE. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will runs through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

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