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SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY to Play New Rep Theatre, 4/25-5/17SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY to Play New Rep Theatre, 4/25-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY by Ronan Noone, April 25-May 17, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

INDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 SeasonINDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-16 Season, which will include three world premieres and two classics. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/20; New Jersey, St. Louis, LA, Sydney & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/20; New Jersey, St. Louis, LA, Sydney & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 20, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the net, now reaches over five million monthly viewers, covering theatre and beyond in over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions. (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

GOD BOX to Open 4/6 at New Rep TheatreGOD BOX to Open 4/6 at New Rep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces GOD BOX, written and performed by Antonia Lassar, and directed by Christine Hamel, April 5-19, 2015 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE COLORED MUSEUM Celebrates and Skewers Black HistoryBWW REVIEW: THE COLORED MUSEUM Celebrates and Skewers Black History
by Jan Nargi - Mar 17, 2015

It feels like it could have been written yesterday, but THE COLORED MUSEUM, now in a rollicking revival at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Mass., was actually first produced in 1986. Written by the estimable Broadway playwright and director George C. Wolfe (Jelly's Last Jam, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches) and directed here with great panache by Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), this scathing "black black comedy" marches through 300 years of African American history by way of 11 funny but also penetrating living vignettes. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 15Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 15
by - Mar 15, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 15, 2015. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse to Present THE POWER OF DUFF, 4/7-5/17Geffen Playhouse to Present THE POWER OF DUFF, 4/7-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of The Power of Duff by Stephen Belber, directed by Peter DuBois. The production features Tanner Buchanan (The Goldbergs, Bella and the Bulldogs), Brendan Griffin (Clybourne Park on Broadway, Person of Interest), Eric Ladin (Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire), Joe Paulik (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black, Tony Award nominee for The Motherfucker with the Hat) Josh Stamberg (Parenthood, The Affair) and Maurice Williams (Pitbulls at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, When January Feels Like Summer Off-Broadway). (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Huntington's THE COLORED MUSEUM, Directed by Billy PorterPhoto Flash: First Look at Huntington's THE COLORED MUSEUM, Directed by Billy Porter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Colored Museum presents 11 hilarious 'exhibits' of African-American culture - from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Works by Alex Lewin, Cusi Cram and Mona Mansour Set for Labyrinth Theater's 2015 Barn Series, 3/23-30Works by Alex Lewin, Cusi Cram and Mona Mansour Set for Labyrinth Theater's 2015 Barn Series, 3/23-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company has announced the line-up for the second half of their 16th Annual Barn Series, the award-winning company's free play reading series. Running March 23-30, the Barn Series lets audiences encounter new plays written by or starring Labyrinth Company Members. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of THE COLORED MUSEUM Directed by Billy PorterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of THE COLORED MUSEUM Directed by Billy Porter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Colored Museum presents 11 hilarious 'exhibits' of African-American culture - from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe's groundbreaking comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter, it features a wonderful cast with terrific music and dancing, and is a great night out at the theatre. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Billy Porter and More in THE COLORED MUSEUM at Huntington Theatre Co.STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Billy Porter and More in THE COLORED MUSEUM at Huntington Theatre Co.
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2015

The Colored Museum presents 11 hilarious 'exhibits' of African-American culture - from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe's groundbreaking comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter, it features a wonderful cast with terrific music and dancing, and is a great night out at the theatre. (more...)

The Skivvies Coming to freeFall, 3/26-27The Skivvies Coming to freeFall, 3/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

freeFall's popular Tandem Series just got wilder as NYC Cabaret stars, THE SKIVVIES come to freeFall for two late night performances on March 26 & 27 at 9:30pm on Thursday night and 10:30pm on Friday night. The Skivvies are joined by local favorites Matthew McGee and Joey Panek for a wild night of uncensored and sexy fun. (more...)

MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the final production of its four-show 2015-16 Main Stage Season, which runs August 2015 through June 2016. Playwright Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard) will make her MCC Theater debut with her play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Trip Cullman returns to direct after helming this season's critically acclaimed hit Punk Rock. Full details below. This also marks the reunion of Feiffer and Cullman following their hit production of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard at the Atlantic Theater Company in early 2015. (more...)

Nick Offerman to Lead World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in BostonNick Offerman to Lead World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announced today the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation." Performances will run November 11 - December 13, 2015 at the Huntington's mainstage, the BU Theatre. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Every Day's a Long Day for THE SECOND GIRL at the HuntingtonBWW REVIEW: Every Day's a Long Day for THE SECOND GIRL at the Huntington
by Jan Nargi - Feb 21, 2015

Downton Abbey meets Eugene O'Neill in Ronan Noone's new play THE SECOND GIRL, the story of what goes on in the servants' kitchen while O'Neill's fictional Tyrone family suffer through their very long day's journey into night upstairs. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

THE OLDEST BOY, BRIGHT STAR, POCATELLO, HAMILTON and More Among 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award WinnersTHE OLDEST BOY, BRIGHT STAR, POCATELLO, HAMILTON and More Among 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards for the 2014-15 season. The awards, totaling $858,000, allow 26 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. (more...)

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