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TCG Releases Eric Bogosian's 100 (MONOLOGUES); Watch Them Now!TCG Releases Eric Bogosian's 100 (MONOLOGUES); Watch Them Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) just announced the publication of 100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian. The book is a collection of Bogosian's acclaimed monologues, which were originally performed as part of his six Off-Broadway solo shows that premiered between 1980 and 2000. To check out videos of the monologues, a performed by Jessica Hecht, Sebastian Stan, Sam Rockwell, Michael Shannon and more, visit: http://100monologues.com/ (more...)

Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for KING LEAR, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring the previously announced John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances on Tuesday, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jeanine Tesori, Kristen Anderson-Lopez & More Win 2014 Lilly Awards; Ceremony Set for 6/2Kelli O'Hara, Jeanine Tesori, Kristen Anderson-Lopez & More Win 2014 Lilly Awards; Ceremony Set for 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The 2014 winners of the Lilly Awards, honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by the Lilly Awards Foundation. The winners will be celebrated at the 5th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony set for Monday, June 2, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Outer Critics Circle Announces 2013-14 Award Winners - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Leads Pack; Followed by BULLETS & MENAGERIEOuter Critics Circle Announces 2013-14 Award Winners - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Leads Pack; Followed by BULLETS & MENAGERIE
by BWW Special Coverage - May 12, 2014

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2013-14 season in 24 categories. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CABARETPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CABARET
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company opened officially last night April 24, 2014 at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). The revival stars Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as 'Emcee' and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as 'Sally Bowles'. Tickets are now available through January 4, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside CASA VALENTINA's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside CASA VALENTINA's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 24, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Casa Valentina, the play by four-time Tony Award winnerHarvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello just opened last night, April 23, 2014 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Walk-on Role in CHICAGO, 'JONESES' & 'BRIDGES' Tickets and More Added to Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online AuctionWalk-on Role in CHICAGO, 'JONESES' & 'BRIDGES' Tickets and More Added to Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional top items for the 2014 edition of its popular, annual online auction. Bidding for the auction, which features an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities continues at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons now through Monday, April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

CSC Extends THE HEIR APPARENT Through 5/11CSC Extends THE HEIR APPARENT Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its acclaimed production of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, will extend through Sunday, May 11 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT features Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). (more...)

TCG to Publish 100 MONOLOGUES by Eric Bogosian, May 2014; Website Features Monologues Performed by NYC ActorsTCG to Publish 100 MONOLOGUES by Eric Bogosian, May 2014; Website Features Monologues Performed by NYC Actors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Next month TCG Publications will release 100 (Monologues), a collection of all of award-winning writer-actor Eric Bogosian's monologues from the series of acclaimed solo shows he wrote and starred in off-Broadway beginning in the mid '80's. The publication will include monologues by the three-time Obie Award and Drama Desk winner from his solo shows Drinking in America; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, Wake Up and Smell The Coffee, FunHouse and Men Inside, as well as selections from his play Talk Radio (more...)

KISS ME, KATE Completes Pasadena Playhouse's 2014-15 SeasonKISS ME, KATE Completes Pasadena Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced that the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE, directed by Epps, will open the 2014 - 2015 Season and run from September 16 - October 12, 2014. (more...)

Classic Stage Company to Host FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL Showcasing Caryl Churchill, 4/7Classic Stage Company to Host FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL Showcasing Caryl Churchill, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its popular First Look Festival, a series of one-night only staged readings, this year focusing on the remarkable work of playwright Caryl Churchill, whose plays have provoked, captivated and astounded audiences since she burst onto the scene in the late 1960s. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn & More Set for CSC's Annual MUSICAL MASTERWORKS Gala, 5/12Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn & More Set for CSC's Annual MUSICAL MASTERWORKS Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its 2014 Annual Gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS, Monday evening, May 12 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street). Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle will helm an evening of memorable numbers from iconic American musicals-a rich and vital heritage that CSC has begun to explore with last season's critically-acclaimed production of Passion and the upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, Peter Sarsgaard as HAMLET and More Set for Classic Stage's 2014-15 SeasonRodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, Peter Sarsgaard as HAMLET and More Set for Classic Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, today announced plans for its 2014/2015 Season. The upcoming season for the esteemed off-Broadway company begins in October with Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle. ALLEGRO marks the second installment of CSC's Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last year with the company's hugely-successful production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, directed by Doyle. Considered one of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's most personal and groundbreaking works, ALLEGRO was their third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Through 4/6Playwrights Horizons Extends Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Through 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of its New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room..., Eurydice), directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH; Marie Antoinette, Ms. Ruhl's Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish). (more...)

ATYP Presents STOP KISS, Now thru 22 MarchATYP Presents STOP KISS, Now thru 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) launch their 2014 Selects season (previously known as Under the Wharf) with the Australian premiere of Diana Son's critically acclaimed play Stop Kiss. Presented by Unlikely Productions, the production opens on the 7th of March and is an official 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras event. (more...)

Photo Coverage: STAGE KISS Opens at Playwrights Horizons!Photo Coverage: STAGE KISS Opens at Playwrights Horizons!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' New York premiere production of Stage Kiss, a new play marking the eagerly-anticipated return to PH of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room..., Eurydice), just opened last night, March 2. BroadwayWorld brings you complete coverage from opening night below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Ruhl's STAGE KISS is Sweet, Sexy and ScrewballBWW Reviews: Ruhl's STAGE KISS is Sweet, Sexy and Screwball
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2014

You never know what might happen when two actors are assigned to kiss each other on stage. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Gina Gershon & More Join Second Stage's I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT Benefit Lineup, 3/10Alice Ripley, Gina Gershon & More Join Second Stage's I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT Benefit Lineup, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Second Stage Theatre has announced the addition of ALICE RIPLEY, GINA GERSHON, HENRY ALFORD, ILANA LEVINE, and SANDRA SANTIAGO to the line-up for Annabelle Gurwitch's I See You Made An Effort on March 10th, 2014. This one-night only benefit event is a part of the 35th Anniversary Season at Second Stage Theatre. I See You Made An Effort will also feature the previously announced AMY BRENNEMAN, JUDY GOLD, JESSICA HECHT, TONYA PINKINS, and ANNABELLA SCIORRA. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's CHIMERICA Wins 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeLucy Kirkwood's CHIMERICA Wins 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.K. playwright Lucy Kirkwood for her play Chimerica. In addition, a Special Commendation has been awarded to Phoebe Waller-Bridge for her debut play, Fleabag. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More in STAGE KISS at Playwrights HorizonsPhoto Flash: First Look at Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' New York premiere production of Stage Kiss, a new play marking the eagerly-anticipated return to PH of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room..., Eurydice), is currently in previews off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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