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Possum Point Players Bring Maycomb, Alabama to Life in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDPossum Point Players Bring Maycomb, Alabama to Life in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

A cast of more than 30 local actors bring Maycomb, Alabama, to the Possum Point Players' stage as they present the American classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird." The players open the stage version just before Pulitzer Prize winning author Harper Lee's upcoming publication of a long-lost second novel, "Go Set a Watchman." (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Run 6/13-9/27 at Theatricum BotanicumTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Run 6/13-9/27 at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

A poignant look at justice and the human spirit as told through the eyes of a young girl, Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, continues this summer's 'Americana' season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, opening June 13 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Announces Change in LeadershipSyracuse Stage Announces Change in Leadership
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

This summer, a transition in leadership will begin at Syracuse Stage as Timothy Bond, producing artistic director, and Jeffrey Woodward, managing director, have announced plans to pursue new opportunities. (more...)

Cohen & Davis' BRIDGES Premiere and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonCohen & Davis' BRIDGES Premiere and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the Julia Morgan Theater proudly announces their eighth season. The ambitious season will see an increase of productions from four to six, their first "R-rated" show, a world premiere commission, the first non-musical in the company's history, and a Bay Area premiere. (more...)

Possum Point Players to Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Begin. 6/5Possum Point Players to Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Begin. 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

  Possum Point Players perform the American classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird," just as the name of author Harper Lee is once again in literary headlines. This Pulitzer Prize winning story of innocent youngsters, a heroic lawyer father and the tragedy of racism in a small southern town will be on stage in Possum Hall just a month before Lee's long hidden "Go Set a Watchman" is published. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond MusicalTrinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Trinity Rep closes out Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with the world premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond's Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy. Melancholy Play: a chamber musical runs May 28 through June 28, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. (more...)

An Alabama Museum Loses Rights to Produce Play of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'An Alabama Museum Loses Rights to Produce Play of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

A Monroeville, Alabama museum announced it lost its licensing rights to produce its theater adaptation of Harper Lee's novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” indefinitely after this year. (more...)

THE UNDERPANTS, STUPID F***ING BIRD, BASKERVILLE and More Set for Syracuse Stage's 2015-16 SeasonTHE UNDERPANTS, STUPID F***ING BIRD, BASKERVILLE and More Set for Syracuse Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The 2015/16 Season at Syracuse Stage is bookended with comedies. Opening the season in October is Steve Martin's farcical romp The Underpants. The season will close in May 2016 with a brand new madcap comedy spoof of Sherlock Holmes' most famous case in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

What's Your Genius? OZY Media Has Up to $10,000 for You to Make It HappenWhat's Your Genius? OZY Media Has Up to $10,000 for You to Make It Happen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN Cover Revealed!Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN Cover Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN, set for release July 14, 2015, reveals the cover. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & MoreTheatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is gearing up for another summer of theater, music and performance under the California oaks and summer skies of Topanga. The theme of Theatricum's 42nd annual Summer Repertory Season is 'Americana,' as the company sets out to explore who we are as Americans with a mix of American plays, Shakespeare performed with an American twist, toe-tapping Americana roots and folk music, buffet dinners in the gardens and more - making Theatricum a unique destination spot for locals and visitors alike. (more...)

Trinity Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & MoreTrinity Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus announces their 2015-2016 season. (more...)

SPAMALOT, THE LION, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and More Set for Geva Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonSPAMALOT, THE LION, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and More Set for Geva Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Four productions still remain in Geva Theatre Center's 42nd Season: A Body of Water, Lee Blessing's play of memory and identity; The Mountaintop, a reimagining of Martin Luther King's last night on earth; the world premiere of Cass Morgan's journey to discover her roots - The Road to Where; and the season's grand finale, the laugh-out-loud comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The 2014-2015 Season continued Geva's innovative efforts to connect patrons and artists and art with the community. The 2015-2016 Season will continue to build on that and also usher in a new era as Geva's historic home begins to undergo renovation and transformation. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre's 75th Anniversary Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' 'FORUM,' THE LAST 5 YEARS & MoreHillbarn Theatre's 75th Anniversary Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' 'FORUM,' THE LAST 5 YEARS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Following a record-breaking 2014-15 season, Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, announced last night the six productions that will comprise the lineup for its 75th Anniversary season, 'Dare to Dream.' (more...)

GYPSY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 1776 and More Set for Media Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonGYPSY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 1776 and More Set for Media Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Mama Rose, Billy Elliot, Atticus Finch, Eddie Birdlace, and John Adams. Five names, each encapsulating what The Media Theatre's 2015-16 season promises--people who tried their hardest to change the world, to leave an indelible impression so that their lives and the lives touched by their presence and innovation would recognize excellence, courage, and passion. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Sets 2015-16 Season: THE SECRET GARDEN, MOTHERS AND SONS & MoreCincinnati Playhouse Sets 2015-16 Season: THE SECRET GARDEN, MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2015-16 season today with an engaging combination of world-premiere comedies, beloved dramas, inspirational and provocative new plays, a sultry musical revue and the return of one of the most popular shows in Playhouse history. The Playhouse's 56th season is Robison's fourth as artistic director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Book Cover Unveiled for Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMANPhoto Flash: Book Cover Unveiled for Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

The New York Daily News writes that a cover for Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN, the recently announced sequel to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, has appeared. Scroll down for a look at the simple, clean design! (more...)

There Might be a Third Harper Lee NovelThere Might be a Third Harper Lee Novel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

In 1974, Alice Lee gave an interview to the BBC. Alice Lee, the lawyer and big sister of Nelle Harper, who would later become the guardian of the writer's privacy, gave an interview in 1974 in which she claimed that a second, almost completed novel had been stolen from Harper's New York apartment. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD UK Tour Announces New DatesTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD UK Tour Announces New Dates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

With the news of Harper Lee's novel Go Set a Watchman being published 55 years after To Kill a Mockingbird, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird continues its phenomenally popular UK tour, with extra performances added due to its sell-out success. The tour continues until May 2015 visiting Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Dartford, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Leeds, Plymouth, Newcastle, Dublin, Cheltenham, Richmond and Salford. (more...)

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue Highlights - 2/3LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue Highlights - 2/3
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Below, check out 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' monologue highlights from last night's broadcast! (more...)

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