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Red Tape Theatre Presents OBSCURA, 9/23Red Tape Theatre Presents OBSCURA, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

Red Tape Theatre presents the World Premiere of OBSCURA: A VOYEURISTIC LOVE STORY by Jennifer Barclay. (more...)

Mary Zimmerman's ARABIAN NIGHTS Returns to Berkeley Rep, 12/11Mary Zimmerman's ARABIAN NIGHTS Returns to Berkeley Rep, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS will play only 24 performances between December 11 and December 30. Tickets are on sale now exclusively to Berkeley Rep's subscribers and donors. Seats go on sale to the general public later this fall. (more...)

Chicago's Goodman Theatre Presents THE SEAGULL, 10/16-11/14Chicago's Goodman Theatre Presents THE SEAGULL, 10/16-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

Goodman Theatre announces the 12-member cast for Robert Fall's intimate new production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull (rehearsals begin August 24, tickets go on sale August 13). This 19th century masterpiece is brought to life by a company including Francis Guinan (August: Osage County; The Grapes of Wrath) in his Goodman debut as the retired judge Peter Sorin and Mary Beth Fisher (Rock 'N' Roll; The Year of Magical Thinking) as his sister, Irina Arkadina, a beautiful, selfish actress. Also joining the cast are Janet Ulrich Brooks (Polina); Rebecca Buller (Maid); Cliff Chamberlain (Boris Trigorin, Irina's young lover), Dietrich Gray (Yakov); Stephen Louis Grush (Konstantin Trepliov, Irina's twenty-five year old playwright son); Scott Jaeck (Dr. Eugene Dorn); Kelly O'Sullivan (Masha); Steve Pickering (Ilia Shamrayev, Sorin's estate manager); Demetrios Troy (Simon Medvendenko); and Heather Wood (Nina Zarietchnaya). The Seagull runs October 16 - November 14, 2010 in the Owen Theatre; tickets are $10 - $45. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the Contributing Sponsor of The Seagull.Artistic Director Robert Falls returns to the work of Anton Chekhov following previous productions of Three Sisters at the Goodman (1995, with a cast including Calista Flockhart, Susan Bruce and Jenny Bacon) and Orchards: Seven American Playwrights Present Stories by Chekhov (1986, adaptations by Maria Irene Fornes, Spalding Gray, John Guare, David Mamet, Wendy Wasserstein, Michael Weller and Samm-Art Williams-The Acting Company/New York, tour with off-Broadway opening). (more...)

MILKMILKLEMONADE Extends At Rogue Machine Theater Thru 8/28MILKMILKLEMONADE Extends At Rogue Machine Theater Thru 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2010

Rogue Machine's ‘Off the Clock' late night series launched its first 2010 season show last month and will now extend the performance schedule to accommodate audience demand. (more...)

Finley, Hull, Rowat et al. Lead SAVED at Kansas City Rep, 9/10 - 10/3Finley, Hull, Rowat et al. Lead SAVED at Kansas City Rep, 9/10 - 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2010

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, has announced that a new production of the musical Saved, directed by Gary Griffin (The Color Purple-Broadway and national tour, Pacific Overtures--London), will open the Rep's 2010-11 season. (more...)

Pride Films & Plays to Feature the Work of Terrence McNally This FallPride Films & Plays to Feature the Work of Terrence McNally This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2010

Pride Films & Plays, an international network of writers and professionals working in film and theater, announces that its next reading series will feature THE GREAT PLAYS OF TERRENCE McNALLY, a survey of his works written between 1975 and 2006. Beginning Sunday, August 29 and running through Sunday, October 24. (more...)

Nicholas Belton Joins Transport's SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS 8/11Nicholas Belton Joins Transport's SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2010

Transport Group (TG), the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and 2007 and 2010 OBIE Awards, has announced that Nicholas Belton will join its acclaimed New York premiere of See Rock City & Other Destinations, music by Brad Alexander; book and lyrics by Adam Mathias; directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, for its extension, beginning Wednesday, August 11 through Saturday, August 14 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street® project, 229 West 42nd Street. Mr. Belton will take over the roles played by Bryce Ryness. (more...)

NY Int'l Fringe Fest Presents BARISTAS, Opens 8/15NY Int'l Fringe Fest Presents BARISTAS, Opens 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010

Murder! Intrigue! Espresso! Baristas, a dark comedy written by Evan Twohy, will open up shop for a World Premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival. The production runs for 5 performances at The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street on August 15 at 2pm, August 18 at 9 pm, August 19 at 11pm, August 25 at 2pm, and August 28 at 7pm. (more...)

THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS Return in 4PLAY At Minetta Lane Theatre, Opens 8/9THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS Return in 4PLAY At Minetta Lane Theatre, Opens 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010

The Flying Karamazov Brothers return in triumph to the Minetta Lane Theatre for an open-ended engagement in their hit show 4PLAY beginning Thursday, July 22, and opening Monday, August 9 at 7pm. (more...)

BONES Ends Performances At The Kirk Douglas Theater 8/8BONES Ends Performances At The Kirk Douglas Theater 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

The world premiere of Dael Orlandersmith's 'Bones' opened Saturday, July 31 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Commissioned by CTG, 'Bones' ran for nine performances and will close on August 8, 2010, as part of DouglasPlus programming. (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents TWELFTH NIGHT Through 8/8First Folio Theatre Presents TWELFTH NIGHT Through 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

First Folio's Season of Passion closes with Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's most romantic comedy, performed under the stars at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. Set during the height of the British Raj, Michael Goldberg's production combines the beauty of 19 th C.India with the glorious elegance of Shakespeare's most romantic comedy. (more...)

First Folio Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, Runs 7/7-8/8First Folio Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, Runs 7/7-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

First Folio's Season of Passion closes with Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's most romantic comedy, performed under the stars at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. Set during the height of the British Raj, Michael Goldberg's production combines the beauty of 19th C. India with the glorious elegance of Shakespeare's most romantic comedy. (more...)

TheatreWorks Presents AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS World Premiere 7/14-8/8TheatreWorks Presents AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS World Premiere 7/14-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

The bids come fast and furious as an off-the-wall family of professional auctioneers puts its heart, its heritage, and even its longest held secrets on the block in the uproarious world premiere of AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, by one of America's hottest young playwrights, Laura Schellhardt (The K of D), presented by TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theater of Silicon Valley. (more...)

First Folio Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, Runs 7/7-8/8First Folio Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, Runs 7/7-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

First Folio's Season of Passion closes with Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's most romantic comedy, performed under the stars at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. Set during the height of the British Raj, Michael Goldberg's production combines the beauty of 19th C. India with the glorious elegance of Shakespeare's most romantic comedy. (more...)

Kirk Douglas Theatre HostsDale Orlandersmith's BONES, Closes 8/8Kirk Douglas Theatre HostsDale Orlandersmith's BONES, Closes 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

With the tough beauty of her writing and the fierce authenticity of her characters, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning playwright Dael Orlandersmith will bring two of her works to Los Angeles in July and August, the West Coast premiere of her solo performance piece 'Stoop Stories' and the world premiere of her new play 'Bones.' Both plays will be presented as part of DouglasPlus programming at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for AMTP's Not Wanted on the Voyage, Presented 7/15-8/8Tickets on Sale for AMTP's Not Wanted on the Voyage, Presented 7/15-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

Single and group tickets now are on sale for the new musical 'Not Wanted on the Voyage,' the latest work by award-winning Broadway writers Neil Bartram and Brian Hill. The production will be presented July 15 through Aug. 8 by the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University. (more...)

HIDEOUS PROGENY Plays Chicago LiveWire, 8/26-9/26HIDEOUS PROGENY Plays Chicago LiveWire, 8/26-9/26
by BWW - Aug 5, 2010

LiveWire Chicago Theatre, in association with Chicago DCA Theater, presents the world premiere of Hideous Progeny. The production, directed by Jessica Hutchinson, comes to Chicago DCA's Storefront Theater at 66 E. Randolph Street, from August 26 to September 26, 2010. Members of the press are invited to the opening performance on Thursday, August 26, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

RTW Opens Season With REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Tickets On Sale 8/23RTW Opens Season With REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Tickets On Sale 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2010

Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) opens its 2010-11 mainstage season with REASONS TO BE PRETTY by Neil LaBute. RTW Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director, Suzan Fete will direct this play featuring Lenny Banovez, Carrie Coon, Georgina McKee and Steve Wojtas. (more...)

Old Globe Presents DiPietro's THE LAST ROMANCE, 8/5-9/5Old Globe Presents DiPietro's THE LAST ROMANCE, 8/5-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2010

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast Premiere of Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro's The Last Romance. Old Globe Associate Artist and television icon Marion Ross will star with her longtime partner Paul Michael in the new romantic comedy which was written for them by DiPietro. (more...)

Goodman Theatre's Latino Theatre Festival Draws Large AudienceGoodman Theatre's Latino Theatre Festival Draws Large Audience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2010

Four countries, fourteen companies, twenty productions and programs, thirty-seven days, 342 artists and the U.S. debut of Cuba's Teatro Buendía defined the 5th Biennial Latino Theatre Festival, and marked an unprecedented success for Goodman Theatre. Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez curated the ambitious Festival that appeared June 19 - July 25 for an audience of more than 50,000 on both of the Goodman's stages: the 856-seat Albert and the 400-seat flexible Owen, as well as the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Chase Promenade in Millennium Park. Highlights of this year's Festival included the U.S. debut of Cuba's acclaimed Teatro Buendía-hailed as 'highly arresting' (Chicago Tribune), 'astonishingly vivid' (Chicago Sun-Times) and 'deeply inspiring' (Time Out Chicago); the centerpiece production of The Sins of Sor Juana by Karen Zacarías, directed by Godinez and featuring screen stars Malaya Rivera Drew and Tony Plana; a weekend of bold new works in collaboration with New York's Lark Play Development Center and featuring five of Chicago's leading storefront theaters, and partnerships with the Latino Music Festival, Grant Park Music Festival, Millennium Park and Mexico 2010 presented by the Consulate General of Mexico. (more...)

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