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BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - Dec 19, 2014

One person's trash is another person's treasure in Eve Ensler's O.P.C., a socio-political comedy currently enjoying its world premiere at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. (more...)

Paul D'Addario, Lynda Newton & More to Star in THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ANTARCTICA at The Gift TheatrePaul D'Addario, Lynda Newton & More to Star in THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ANTARCTICA at The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Gift Theatre artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of intriguing and touching drama The Royal Society of Antarctica by Naperville native Mat Smart (whose play Naperville, which opened Off-Broadway in November, is a New York Times Critics' Pick). The Royal Society of Antarctica is directed by Gift ensemble member John Gawlik and features Gift ensemble members Paul D'Addario (Bethany), Lynda Newton (Thinner Than Water), John Connolly (Broadsword), Jay Worthington (Thinner Than Water) and Brittany Burch (Othello) with guest artists Aila Peck (Promethean Theatre's The Lark), Brian Keys (Profiles Theatre's Hellcab) and Kyle Zornes (Artistic Director of The Gift's Natural Gas). (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Names Interim Artistic DirectorGloucester Stage Names Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company has announced that Robert Walsh will join the 35-year old professional theatre as Interim Artistic Director, effective immediately. Walsh succeeds Eric Engel, who stepped down as Artistic Director at the end of the 35th Season, after a 13-year tenure with the theatre. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of X's and O's (A Football Love Story), a hard-hitting docudrama that examines our country's passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal. Our singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and their families has us reexamining its place in our country's story. (more...)

Kate Mulligan Replaces Melissa Leo in Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.Kate Mulligan Replaces Melissa Leo in Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, begins performances of the second production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of Eve Ensler's O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), directed by Pesha Rudnick, starting on November 28 and running through January 4, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. Tickets from $25. Box Office: 617.547.8300 or visit us on line at americanrepertorytheater.org (more...)

BWW Reviews: Odets Classic AWAKE AND SING! at Huntington Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: Odets Classic AWAKE AND SING! at Huntington Theatre Company
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 15, 2014

It is a signal of good writing and significant dramatic impact that a play which premiered in 1935 can be relevant nearly eighty years later. Clifford Odets' classic AWAKE AND SING! is grounded in the dire economics of the depression era and the circumstances of a Jewish immigrant extended family struggling to survive in their overcrowded Bronx apartment. Informed by her own family history, Obie Award-winner Melia Bensussen directs the Huntington Theatre Company production with intensity and an inherent understanding of the challenges faced by the Bergers and their ilk. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces Change to 2014-2015 SeasonNew Repertory Theatre Announces Change to 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

New Repertory Theatre's 2014-2015 season will culminate with the Next Rep World Premiere of SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY by Ronan Noone. The production will replace THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE, which was to feature Olympia Dukakis. Due to family commitments, Ms. Dukakis will be unable to appear in the production. (more...)

Know Theatre's Season to Continue with BUREAU OF MISSING PERSONSKnow Theatre's Season to Continue with BUREAU OF MISSING PERSONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

These clues lead Angela on a quest from her New York apartment to a cave in Moscow in search of someone missing. Inspired by the magical realism of Jorge Luis Borges, Bureau of Missing Persons explores what it takes to come back to life when you've been smothered by grief. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Dim Marquee Lights in Honor of Former Mayor Thomas M. MeninoHuntington Theatre Company to Dim Marquee Lights in Honor of Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Upon hearing the news of Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino's death, Huntington Theatre Company Managing Director Michael Maso issued the following statement: (more...)

BWW Reviews: ETHER DOME: A Bloody Good Account of the Bad Old DaysBWW Reviews: ETHER DOME: A Bloody Good Account of the Bad Old Days
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 29, 2014

Regardless of your opinion about the Affordable Care Act, you might be interested to know how paying for healthcare started and the reluctant role played by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital. Set primarily in Hartford and Boston, ETHER DOME has special significance for the local audience, offering both a history lesson and theatrical entertainment of the highest order. (more...)

CHOSEN CHILD to Play Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 10/30-11/22CHOSEN CHILD to Play Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 10/30-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2014-15 season of new plays next week with Monica Bauer's Chosen Child. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, November 21–December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). The company opening is scheduled for Friday, November 28. The official press opening will follow on Saturday, November 29. (more...)

Christopher Michael McFarland Replaces John Ellison Conlee in SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMANChristopher Michael McFarland Replaces John Ellison Conlee in SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Producers ARS Productions and Adriel Saporta have announced that Christopher Michael McFarland replaces previously announced John Ellison Conlee in the NYC premiere of SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN, written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Maggie Burrows. Mr. Conlee had to leave the cast due to booking a recurring role in a television series. (more...)

Robert Askins' HAND TO GOD Will Open on Broadway in 2015; Steven Boyer, Marc Kudisch & More to Reprise RolesRobert Askins' HAND TO GOD Will Open on Broadway in 2015; Steven Boyer, Marc Kudisch & More to Reprise Roles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that the new American play, Hand to God, will open on Broadway on April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debut of playwright Robert Askins. (more...)

Lori Wilner, David Wohl, Annie Purcell, Michael Goldsmith and More to Star in AWAKE AND SING! at Huntington TheatreLori Wilner, David Wohl, Annie Purcell, Michael Goldsmith and More to Star in AWAKE AND SING! at Huntington Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Obie Award winner Melia Bensussen (Luck of the Irish, Circle Mirror Transformation) returns to the Huntington Theatre Company to direct Awake and Sing!, Clifford Odets' stirring American classic about a working-class Jewish family striving for a better future. Performances at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre begin Friday, November 7 and continue through Sunday, December 7, 2014. (more...)

Huntington's Managing Director Michael Maso Named HSTF Inspiring Leader of the YearHuntington's Managing Director Michael Maso Named HSTF Inspiring Leader of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company Managing Director Michael Maso will receive the 2014 Hyde Square Task Force Inspiring Leader Award, to be presented on Wednesday, November 5 at the organization's Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast. The award is presented annually to an experienced and successful leader in the community who embodies the values of Hyde Square Task Force. Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) has been working for more than two decades to develop the skills of youth and their families so they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build a strong and vibrant urban community. (more...)

ETHER DOME Begins Performances Tomorrow at Huntington Theatre CompanyETHER DOME Begins Performances Tomorrow at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) mark Ether Day today, October 16, in recognition of the 168th anniversary that ether anesthesia was first used during surgery. The groundbreaking medical advancement was achieved by dentist William T. G. Morton during a procedure performed by Dr. John C. Warren at Boston's own MGH. MGH celebrates Ether Day annually, honoring its employees for their years of service. (more...)

SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN to Make NYC Premiere at The Wild Project, 10/24-11/8SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN to Make NYC Premiere at The Wild Project, 10/24-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

ARS Productions and Adriel Saporta are thrilled to announce the NYC premiere of SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN, written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Maggie Burrows. SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN begins performances on Friday, October 24 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 8. Press Opening is Monday, October 27 at 7 PM. (more...)

Eccles Center to Welcome Creators of WITNESS UGANDA, 11/1Eccles Center to Welcome Creators of WITNESS UGANDA, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, co-creators of the award-winning and Broadway bound musical "Witness Uganda," open the 2014-2015 Eccles Center season with heart-thumping Afro-pop sounds and heart-wrenching stories on November 1. Based on Matthews' personal experience, the concert -and accompanying tales of triumph and tragedy - tackles the question: is changing the world even possible? Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

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