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PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

Skylight Opera Presents RENT May 21-June 20Skylight Opera Presents RENT May 21-June 20
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2010

The Pulitizer and Tony Award winnning rock opera RENT comes to the Broadway Theatre Center May 21 through June 20 as part of the Sylight Opera Series. Ticket prices range from $62 to $20 and are available at the Box Office, 414-291-7800 or www.skylightopera.com. (more...)

Theatricum Announces Izzy Award & Free Spring ReadingsTheatricum Announces Izzy Award & Free Spring Readings
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum's nine-year old development series for playwrights, 'Botanicum Seedlings,' announces the recipient of the first annual 'Izzy' award. The winning play, How to Shoot a Bull Moose by New York playwright Jonathan Goldberg, was presented as part of last season's spring playreadings. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Company Finalizes 2010-11 SeasonTimeLine Theatre Company Finalizes 2010-11 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

TimeLine Theatre Company, dedicated to presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, has finalized its four-play 2010-11 season. The Chicago premiere of In Darfur by Winter Miller, directed by Nick Bowling, joins three previously released titles: The Chicago premiere of Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan, the world premiere of Mastering the Art by William Brown and Doug Frew, and The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. (more...)

2ST's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY Opens 5/202ST's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY Opens 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, a new play written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Edward Torres. The show stars Usman Ally, Terence Archie, Desmin Borges, CHRISTIAN LITKE, and Michael T. Weiss (NBC's 'The Pretender'). Preview performances began on Tuesday, April 27 with opening night set for Thursday, May 20 at 6:30pm. For subscription or ticket information, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit the company's website, www.2ST.com. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE Thru 6/27Celebration Theatre Extends THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE Thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that the West Coast Premiere of its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow is EXTENDING through Sunday, June 27 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Epic Theatre Hosts Arts & Human Rights Conference In Conjunction With PASSION PLAYEpic Theatre Hosts Arts & Human Rights Conference In Conjunction With PASSION PLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman, Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Founding Executive Directors), Culture Project, Lark Play Development Center, Rising Circle Theater Collective and Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY today announced that they will present a full-day Arts and Human Rights Conference on Tuesday, May 25. (more...)

International Voices Project Reading Held At The Alliance Theatre 5/27International Voices Project Reading Held At The Alliance Theatre 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

On Friday, May 7th, Premiere Theatre and Performance launched its inaugural International Voices Project with a staged reading of The Dakato Dream, by famed Catalan playwright, Jordí Galcerán and directed by the Goodman Theatre's Henry Godinez. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 19th, 2010'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 19th, 2010
by Paul W. Thompson - May 19, 2010

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Guy Adkins, 'Sugar,' Second City, 'Aftermath,' 'Fela!,' 'Glee,' more..... (more...)

Kudisch, Kuhn, et al Appear in Gordon's SYCAMORE TREES at Signature 5/18-6/13Kudisch, Kuhn, et al Appear in Gordon's SYCAMORE TREES at Signature 5/18-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

Previews will begin today at Virginia's Signature Theatre for the world premiere musical Sycamore Trees written by Ricky Ian Gordon, the award-winning composer of the opera The Grapes of Wrath and the musicals Dream True and My Life with Albertine. A starry Broadway cast portrays Gordon's own family story - complete with a tough Bronx-born father and former 'Borscht Belt' singer/comedian mother - in a tale of two generations' struggles and triumphs in the decades from World War II through the 1990s. (more...)

ACT & Icicle Creek Announces New Play Festival: An Uncorked Conversation 8/23, 8/24ACT & Icicle Creek Announces New Play Festival: An Uncorked Conversation 8/23, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

In partnership with ACT Theatre, the Fourth Annual Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF), based in Leavenworth, Washington brings new plays by two of this country's most talented contemporary theatrical voices, along with cases and cases of extraordinary wine from Leavenworth's best wineries, to Seattle's ACT Theatre, for An Uncorked Conversation: New Play Festival and Wine Tasting, August 23 and 24, 2010. (more...)

FREED Receives NYC Premiere at Americas Off Broadway, Previews 6/11FREED Receives NYC Premiere at Americas Off Broadway, Previews 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes Penguin Rep Theatre, in association with Chase Mishkin, to AMERICAS OFF BROADWAY with the New York City premiere of FREED, written by Charles Smith and directed by Joe Brancato. FREED begins previews on Friday, June 11 for a limited engagement through Saturday, July 3. (more...)

Signature Theatre Presents SYCAMORE TREES With Marc Kudisch & More, Opens 5/18Signature Theatre Presents SYCAMORE TREES With Marc Kudisch & More, Opens 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

Signature Theatre, the current recipient of the Tony Award® for Regional Theatre, presents the world premiere musical Sycamore Trees by Ricky Ian Gordon, composer of the acclaimed opera The Grapes of Wrath and the OBIE Award-winning Orpheus and Euridice, as well as the musicals My Life with Albertine and Dream True. (more...)

LCT3's GRACELAND Begins Preview Performances 5/3 At The Duke of 42 St.LCT3's GRACELAND Begins Preview Performances 5/3 At The Duke of 42 St.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

Previews begin Monday, May 3, for the LCT3 production of GRACELAND, a new play by Ellen Fairey, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street® project, (229 W. 42 Street). Marin Hinkle, David Gelles Hurwitz, Brian Kerwin, Polly Lee and Matt McGrath are featured in the play which is directed by Henry Wishcamper. (more...)

Writers' Theatre's OH COWARD! Runs Thru 5/16Writers' Theatre's OH COWARD! Runs Thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2010

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the second extension of Oh Coward!, words and music by Noel Coward, devised by Roderick Cook. The production, which began its run in November 2009 is directed by Jim Corti, with musical direction by Doug Peck. The production has been extended through April 18, 2010, at Writers' Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe. (more...)

Ruhl's PASSION PLAY Extends Thru 6/5 At The Irondale CenterRuhl's PASSION PLAY Extends Thru 6/5 At The Irondale Center
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman, Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Founding Executive Directors) today announced that Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play (In The Next Room... or the vibrator play), directed by Mark Wing-Davey (The Singing Forest), will extend for an additional week. Performances began April 27 and will now continue through June 5, 2010. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE CITY THAT WORKS TourPhoto Flash: THE CITY THAT WORKS Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

Schadenfreude, Chicago's long-running, critically acclaimed comedy ensemble, and soul/funk/hip-hop band The Jordan Years present The City That Works, two performances of sketch comedy and music with special guests. Parking meters are privatized, property taxes skyrocketing (more...)

FOUR PLACES Makes West Coast Debut At Rogue Machine, Opens 5/14FOUR PLACES Makes West Coast Debut At Rogue Machine, Opens 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

What starts as an innocent lunch between a septuagenarian Mom and her two adult children degenerates into a fierce game of cat and mouse which leads to a confession that will radically upset the lives of the entire family. In Joel Drake Johnson's darkly humorous play, a weekly family outing takes some unimaginable turns. (more...)

Penn Shakes. Fest Opens Season With THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD 6/16Penn Shakes. Fest Opens Season With THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010

The Irish play that led to riots in the streets of Dublin when it debuted 103 years ago and became a comic masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World, opens the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 19th season. With previews June 16 and 17, the play opens June 18 in the Schubert Theatre and continues through July 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAYPhoto Flash: Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010

New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman,Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Founding Executive Directors) presents the New York premiere ofSarah Ruhl's Passion Play (In The Next Room... or the vibrator play), directed by Mark Wing-Davey (The Singing Forest). (more...)

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