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Annual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in JulyAnnual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. The special performance will include six original plays. This year the playwrights for the benefit will include: Israel Horovitz, Dominique Morisseau, Antoinette Nwandu, John Patrick Shanley, Regina Taylor as well as an award-winning writer from the Planet Connections community that will be announced later. (more...)

Chicago's Historic Theaters to Take the Spotlight at Theatre Historical Society's 2016 ConclaveChicago's Historic Theaters to Take the Spotlight at Theatre Historical Society's 2016 Conclave
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Lovers of historic theaters and great architecture will convene in Chicago when the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) presents its 2016 Conclave June 27 - July 1. (more...)

Underling Productions Presents WRECKS: A Prequel to the Oedipus CycleUnderling Productions Presents WRECKS: A Prequel to the Oedipus Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

A sad young prince arrives at the Oracle at Delphi, because that's where he's supposed to be. A young priestess rummages through his past and plunges headlong into his future. The young prince faces three riddles: a dark stranger in the desert, a man-devouring monster, and the widowed Queen of Thebes. The priestess tries to help the prince find a happy ending to his tale. The prince's name is Oedipus. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble to Stage Midwest Premiere of DRY LANDRivendell Theatre Ensemble to Stage Midwest Premiere of DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the midwest premiere of Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel. The production, directed by RTE member Hallie Gordon, runs April 22 - May 28, 2016, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHABristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season daring audiences to "dream the impossible dream" with the ever-popular musical Man of La Mancha running May 10-June 5.  With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and book by Dale Wasserman, the production is directed by Keith Baker and features the triumphant return of Gypsy star Robert Newman, joined by Sharon Alexander, Julian Brightman, Lauren Cupples, Robert Farruggia, Tamra Hayden, Christopher Roche, Danny Rutigliano, Dwayne Alistair Thomas, and Danny Vaccaro.  The cast is supplemented by the ensemble of Rajeer Alford, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, Will Connell, Stephan Dagrosa, John DiFerdinando, Adam Hoyak, Kevin Murray, and Victor Rodriguez. (more...)

New Musical EXPOSURE to Play in Concert with Matthew Morrison at Feinstein's/54 BelowNew Musical EXPOSURE to Play in Concert with Matthew Morrison at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will host EXPOSURE in Concert, featuring Matthew Morrison and an exciting line-up of Broadway stars performing selections from the powerful new musical conceived and created by Cathy Nathan, with original music and lyrics by Erik Della Penna, musical direction by Doug Peck, and photography by Sandro.  (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Sets 2016-17 SeasonSteppenwolf for Young Adults Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2016/17 season: The Burials, a new play by Caitlin Parrish and directed by Erica Weiss; and a world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's critically acclaimed novel, Monster, adapted by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Aaron Carter and directed by SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon. SYA's 2016/17 season explores the question, When we stick to our guns, who pays the price? (more...)

Children's Theatre Company to Close 50th Anniversary Season with DIARY OF A WIMPY KIDChildren's Theatre Company to Close 50th Anniversary Season with DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will end its 50th Anniversary Season with the much anticipated world premiere of the musical based on the blockbuster, best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The famous book series by Jeff Kinney has been sold worldwide, has been brought to the silver screen through three films, and for the first time ever, is being developed into a new musical by CTC in conjunction with Fox Stage Productions and Kevin McCollum (producer of Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q, and Something Rotten!). This is CTC's fifth and final world premiere in a single season. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY Set for Benefit Readings Across the U.S.; Celia Keenan-Bolger to Appear in NYCSarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY Set for Benefit Readings Across the U.S.; Celia Keenan-Bolger to Appear in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

After a critically acclaimed run at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theater in 2014, Sarah Ruhl's play THE OLDEST BOY is set to be read at leading regional theaters around the country for the one-year anniversary of the Nepal earthquake, as part of a national effort to raise relief funds for the victims of the disaster. (more...)

Original Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Reunites Tonight for LC Theater Benefit ConcertOriginal Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Reunites Tonight for LC Theater Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Tonight, April 4 at 6:30pm, the sun-drenched piazzas of Florence will return to the Vivian Beaumont Theater stage for one night only when members of the original cast of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, with book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and direction by Bartlett Sher, gather for a 10th anniversary reunion concert which will also serve as Lincoln Center Theater's Annual Benefit. (more...)

Steppenwolf & Second City Team for Shakespeare 400 Chicago with THE PEOPLE VS. FRIAR LAURENCESteppenwolf & Second City Team for Shakespeare 400 Chicago with THE PEOPLE VS. FRIAR LAURENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Steppenwolf's LookOut and Second City Theatricals have teamed up to re-create a staged-reading of the smash hit musical, "The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet" as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at 8:00pm.   (more...)

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions. (more...)

Teatro Vista to Stage Chicago Premiere of IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIESTeatro Vista to Stage Chicago Premiere of IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Teatro Vista announces the Chicago premiere of In the Time of the Butterflies, written by Lifetime Achievement Obie Award Winner Caridad Svich, based on Julia Álvarez's acclaimed novel, and directed by Ricardo Gutierrez, playing in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, April 16 - May 22. Opening night is Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Preview performances run from Thursday, April 16 through Thursday, April 21. Regular performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for previews, $25 for Thursdays and Fridays, and $30 for Saturday and Sunday performances. Students and seniors (+65 years or older) with valid ID are able to purchase $17 tickets. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, please call 773.871.3000 or visit www.teatrovista.org. (more...)

Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

Regina Taylor, HBO & More to be Honored at Chicago International Television AwardsRegina Taylor, HBO & More to be Honored at Chicago International Television Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival honor the best in television programming and commercials at the 52nd Chicago International Television Awards April 20, 2016. Capping off a newly programmed three-day event of special screenings and panel discussions celebrating the importance and excellence in work being created for television, the annual awards ceremony will pay special tribute to some of the most respected, acclaimed personalities and entities working in television today. Receiving special awards this year are Director, Playwright and Emmy Award-Winning Actor Regina Taylor; Entertainment Reporter Janet Davies; Entertainment Reporter Bill Zwecker; and HBO. The celebratory evening, hosted by WGN's Dan Ponce and Robin Robinson, begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception at Lucky Strike Lounge (322 E. Illinois St.) followed by the Awards Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Anika Larsen, Peter Freidman & More Set for THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS ReadingAnika Larsen, Peter Freidman & More Set for THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Anika Larsen, Tony Award-nominee Peter Freidman, Mark H. Dold, Laura Frye and Sean Hudock will appear in a invited reading of Alice Austen's new play THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS. Paula Suozzi will Direct.  (more...)

UW Drama to Confront Police Brutality with Kia Corthron's FORCE CONTINUUMUW Drama to Confront Police Brutality with Kia Corthron's FORCE CONTINUUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The University of Washington School of Drama continues their 75th Anniversary Season with playwright and novelist Kia Corthron's explosive socio-political drama, Force Continuum. Second-year MFA directing candidate Malika Oyetimein will helm the project, which she chose for very personal reasons. (more...)

Breaking News: Up, Up and Away! Norman, Thielen & Mahler's OCTOBER SKY Musical to Launch at The Old Globe This FallBreaking News: Up, Up and Away! Norman, Thielen & Mahler's OCTOBER SKY Musical to Launch at The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Old Globe's 2016-2017 Season will blast off with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams: the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY. (more...)

Lake FX to Welcome National Arts Leaders to ChicagoLake FX to Welcome National Arts Leaders to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the second-annual Lake FX Summit + Expo, the Midwest's largest FREE convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs, May 13-15. Following 2015's inaugural event, which drew 10,000 attendees, this year's event will feature nationally-renowned speakers, including: Charles Adler (tech entrepreneur/designer); Nick Cave(sculptor/dancer/performance artist); Graham Elliot (chef/restaurateur/television personality); Rodney Jerkins (producer/composer /musician); Ramsey Lewis (composer/pianist/radio personality); Maria Pinto (fashion designer/artist/entrepreneur); Tanya Saracho (playwright/television writer); Regina Taylor (television and film actress/playwright)-and many others. (more...)

Laura Jacqmin Set for DGF's 'Traveling Masters' Program in AshlandLaura Jacqmin Set for DGF's 'Traveling Masters' Program in Ashland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce an upcoming Traveling Masters Program in Ashland, Oregon, with playwright Laura Jacqmin. (more...)

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