Joe A. Callaway News

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

Shattered Globe to Open 25th Season with MARVIN'S ROOM, 10/1Shattered Globe to Open 25th Season with MARVIN'S ROOM, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to open its 25th season with a 25th anniversary production of MARVIN'S ROOM, Chicago playwright Scott McPherson's award-winning dark and mordantly funny comedy about putting family first, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. MARVIN'S ROOM will play October 1 - November 14, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night- RED VELVET at Shakespeare & CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night- RED VELVET at Shakespeare & Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 15, 2015

Shakespeare & Company presented the first full American production of Red Velvet, written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Daniela Varon, and starring OBIE Award-winning actor John Douglas Thompson last night and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. This powerful and emotional drama joins the Tina Packer Playhouse repertory and runs through September 13. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 14th New Works Festival Lineup SetTheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 14th New Works Festival Lineup Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2015 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, offer feedback, and participate in a panel discussion with the artists.  (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Laura Linney Boards TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2Laura Linney Boards TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Three-time Academy Award nominee Laura Linney has signed on to the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. (more...)

Bets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning TonightBets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will preview tonight, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Bets Malone to Star in La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere This SpringBets Malone to Star in La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment announce their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will preview on Friday, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Jim Parsons Will Return to Broadway This Spring in AN ACT OF GOD as...GOD, with Joe Mantello Set to Direct!Jim Parsons Will Return to Broadway This Spring in AN ACT OF GOD as...GOD, with Joe Mantello Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today that four-time Emmy® winner and Golden Globe® Award winner Jim Parsons will play God on Broadway in the new comedy An Act of God. (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/9/2015 - BAT BOY in London, KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, GLEE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/9/2015 - BAT BOY in London, KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, GLEE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 9, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: BAT BOY flies back to London, KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY begins, Celine Dion gets feted at 54 Below, GLEE begins its final season and more! (more...)

Suzanne Bertish and Paxton Whitehead Receive AEA's 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award TodaySuzanne Bertish and Paxton Whitehead Receive AEA's 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Suzanne Bertish and Paxton Whitehead have been selected to receive the 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area, will be presented at Equity's Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 pm today, January 9, 2015 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street, New York. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCEFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set forSunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Suzanne Bertish & Paxton Whitehead to Receive AEA's 2014 Joe A. Callaway AwardSuzanne Bertish & Paxton Whitehead to Receive AEA's 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Suzanne Bertish and Paxton Whitehead have been selected to receive the 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area, will be presented at Equity's Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 pm on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street, New York. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation and Joan Glazer, Managing Director. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Now thru 12/20Pioneer Theatre Company Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher tonight, December 5 through December 20, 2014. (more...)

Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

Juilliard Dance's 2014-15 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2014' in DecemberJuilliard Dance's 2014-15 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2014' in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2014-15 season in December with New Dances: Edition 2014 featuring four world premieres by innovative choreographers: Juilliard alumnus Austin McCormick (1st-Year Dancers); alumna Loni Landon (2nd-Year Dancers); Kate Weare (3rd-Year Dancers); and Larry Keigwin (4th-Year Dancers). Mr. Keigwin is returning to Juilliard where he previously choreographed and premiered, in December 2008, Runaway, a large-scale piece that riffs on the high fashion runway scene, and, in December 2009, Megalopolis. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 12/5-20Pioneer Theatre Company to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 12/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, December 5 through December 20, 2014. (more...)

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