J.R. Sullivan News

Utah Shakespeare Festival Receives $10,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the Utah Shakespeare Festival is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Festival is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support the world premiere adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. (more...)

2014 Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces Directors; Runs 6/23-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

A can't-miss 2014 season, which runs from June 23 to October 18, is coming together at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Paving the way to artistic success is a talented lineup of highly experienced directors who are hard at work on this year's plays. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Presents PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents Pride & Prejudice running today, February 26-March 30, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Samantha Bellomo directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. (more...)

Henry Woronicz, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, and More Join Cast of UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced the casting of the first nine actors for the 2014 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors slated to appear thus far are Henry Woronicz, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sara J. Griffin, Steve Wojtas, Roderick Peeples, Melinda Pfundstein, Quinn Mattfeld, Grant Goodman, and Brian Vaughn. A complete casting list will be available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 3/8-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Romance is in the air at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as Jane Austen's masterpiece PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, comes to life on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage March 8 to April 5. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Present PRIDE & PREJUDICE, 2/26-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents Pride & Prejudice running February 26-March 30, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Samantha Bellomo directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/24/2013
by BWW - Nov 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/24/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/17/2013
by BWW - Nov 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/17/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

The Lakewood Playhouse presents the second show of their 75th anniversary season: PRIDE & PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (adapted by Joseph Hanreddy & J.R. Sullivan). The play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances continue through December 1st, with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, November 14th (Pay What You Can Night)and 8:00pm on Thursday, November 21st, ("Pay What You Can" Actor's Benefit). Our Ticket Prices are $25.00 (General Admission), $22.00(Military), $21.00 (Seniors) and $19.00 (Students/Educators). Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/10/2013 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 03, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/03/2013 for Seattle (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens 11/15 at Northwestern University
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Pride and Prejudice," Jane Austen's timeless tale of manners and romance will be performed as part of the 2013-14 Mainstage Season at the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University. First published in 1813, Austen's novel has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. (more...)

25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE & More Set for Northwestern University Theatre and Dance in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

A comical Tony Award-winning musical about an angst-filled spelling championship, and performances of a Jane Austen classic are among the November productions at the Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern University. For young audiences, TIC is staging a family musical based on a Newberry Honor Book with an anti-bullying message. (more...)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE Opens November 8th at Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

The Lakewood Playhouse will present SECOND SHOW of our 75th ANNIVERSARY SEASON: 'PRIDE & PREJUDICE' by Jane Austen (Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy & J.R. Sullivan). The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be November 8th - December 1st, with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, November 14th (Pay What You Can Night)and 8:00pm on Thursday, November 21st, ('Pay What You Can' Actor's Benefit). Our Ticket Prices are $25.00 (General Admission), $22.00(Military), $21.00 (Seniors) and $19.00 (Students/Educators). (more...)

BWW Reviews: STC Brings Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE to Life
by Harmony Wheeler - Oct 07, 2013

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every theatergoer is in want of a great show, and that every Jane Austen fan is in want of yet another way to enjoy her favorite love story. Austen's theatrical dialogue has inspired fan fiction novels, film adaptations, musicals, and now Sacramento Theatre Company's two-act play, fantastically written by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan to allow characters and scenes overlap in front of a lovely common room with gorgeous wooden floors. (more...)

Northwestern to Stage 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 10/25-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

Writers and non-writers who refer to dictionaries to properly spell or pronounce a word will enjoy the hilarious stage production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," Oct. 25-Nov. 10, at Northwestern University. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER, GHOSTS, BACH AT LEIPZIG and More Set for People's Light & Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

People's Light & Theatre announces its 39th season with eight productions that will stir emotions, warm hearts, and inspire the music lover in you. The season opens with Philadelphia native N. Richard Nash's breakthrough hit The Rainmaker, followed by The Devil's Music which has received raves throughout New York, Connecticut and Florida for Miche Braden's incredible performance as Bessie Smith. Highlights include a dance-filled adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic Pride & Prejudice, Itamar Moses' innovative comedy, Bach at Leipzig, and the revival of our multi award-winning holiday panto, Cinderella. Our season also includes Dear Elizabeth, Sarah Ruhl's lyrical and whimsical portrait of the relationship between acclaimed American poets, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop and Henrik Ibsen's scandalous Ghosts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Pearl Theatre Company's YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2013

The Pearl Theatre Company kicks off its 30th anniversary season-the second season in its new home on West 42nd Street-with the first New York revival in 15 years of George Bernard Shaw's You Never Can Tell in a co-production with the Gingold Theatrical Group that is directed by David Staller. Running September 3-October 13, the show's sumptuous costumes, elegant settings and Shavian wit will raise a champagne toast to a year of celebration at The Pearl, where Shaw, following Shakespeare, has been the second most produced playwright in The Pearl's history. The production is also the centerpiece of the Shaw New York 2013 festival. Below, check out photos from opening night! (more...)

Poi Dog's COMPLICATED Plays Tonight at Three Oaks Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 03, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, Three Oaks Theater Festival co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey have added a second performance of Complicated, a new musical from Poi Dog Pondering. Complicated will play tonight, August 3 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm EST (7:00pm and 9:30pm CST). (more...)

Poi Dog's COMPLICATED Adds 8/3 Show at Three Oaks Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, Three Oaks Theater Festival co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey have added a second performance of Complicated, a new musical from Poi Dog Pondering. Complicated will play on August 3 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm EST (7:00pm and 9:30pm CST). (more...)

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