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World Premiere of Joe Orton's FRED & MADGE to Play The Hope Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Rough Haired Pointer and Adam Spreadbury-Maher present the professional world premiere of Joe Orton'S FRED & MADGE at The Hope Theatre, Islington, this September. (more...)

John Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Richard Attenborough Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary actor, producer and director Richard Attenborough in honor of his death this week at the age of 90. (more...)

Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder & John Bernthal Board HBO's Upcoming Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

According to Deadline, HBO has added Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina, and John Bernthal to its six-hour miniseries SHOW ME A HERO, based on the book by Lisa Belkin. Ther project, which comes from THE WIRE's David Simon, has already enlisted Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Dialogue with Three Chords to Open Season on 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) kicks off their fourth year of staging original plays in Greenwich Village by presenting a season of unproduced plays from its first three years. 'These are the plays that didn't fit,' explains playwright and D3C co-founder Stephen Gracia, 'a Joe Orton influenced noir piece, a surreal play about a plague that corrupts faith, and a night of first kisses and new religions at the water's edge.' The Fall 2014 season begins on Thursday, August 28 at 8pm at Mr. Dennehy's on 63 Carmine Street. Emmy-winning composer Michal Towber starts the season off as the musical guest for the season opening performance, bringing her brand of punk rock pop to the proceedings. Admission is free, with a $3 suggested donation. (more...)

Tony Nominee and Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dies at Age 72
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Shakespearean and Broadway actor Charles Keating, perhaps best known for his role as villain Carl Hutchins on the daytime drama 'Another World,' has died at his home in Weston, Conn. at the age of 72. (more...)

Cellar Door to Present HOT STEAMS at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Cellar Door presents HOT STEAMS by Zach Wegner as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. For tickets, visit (more...)

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW to Open 8/1 at Theater at Monmouth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Joe Orton's frenetic farce, What the Butler Saw, opens at Theater at Monmouth on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. The perfect blend of Oscar Wilde's wit, Monty Python's physical comedy, and Benny Hill's lewdness, What the Butler Saw bursts with mistaken identities, catastrophic complications, and rapid-fire dialogue. Orton's ribald examination of societal attitudes toward sexuality is a rampaging celebration of licentiousness and free-will. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2014/2015 Season, the company's 22nd. The critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company "dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit," will offer two works featuring strong, powerful female characters. The Killing of Sister George, the ground-breaking play by Frank Marcus and Abundance, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley's (Crimes of the Heart) tall tale set in the Great American West, will be presented at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Theatre Row. (more...)

Rough Haired Pointer to Present FRED & MADGE World Premiere at The Hope Theatre, Sept 15-Oct 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Rough Haired Pointer and Adam Spreadbury-Maher present the world premiere of Joe Orton'S FRED & MADGE at The Hope Theatre, Islington, this September (more...)

BWW Reviews: ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, July 3 2014
by Jenny Antill - Jul 04, 2014

This production of Entertaining Mr Sloane is the latest submission from London Classic Theatre. Joe Orton wrote the play in 1963 and the show had its first performance the following year at the New Arts Theatre in London, followed by an opening in New York in 1965. His writing has both comedic and psychological elements to it and the written text is constructed very well. Mr Sloane is renting a room in Kath's home on the edge of a rubbish dump. She lives with her visually impaired father who instantly takes a dislike to the lodger, thinking he murdered his employer years before. Kath seduces Mr Sloane and her brother soon also latches onto her lover and both embark on an interesting relationship with the title character. (more...)

ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE to Conclude 50th Anniversary UK Tour at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, July 3-5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Joe Orton's comic masterpiece, Entertaining Mr Sloane will conclude its 50th Anniversary U.K Tour at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from Thurs 3 - Sat 5 July. (more...)

ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE Concludes 50th Anniversary Tour At Belgrade, Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Joe Orton's comic masterpiece, Entertaining Mr Sloane will conclude its 50th Anniversary U.K Tour at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from Thurs 3 - Sat 5 July. (more...)

TAM's 45th Season to Open with BLACK FLY FOLLIES Variety Show, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Theater at Monmouth kicks off its 45th Anniversary Season with the return of Black Fly Follies on Saturday, July 5 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Summer Stages: Maine's Theatre Samplings
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 02, 2014

With the snow finally off the ground, birds returning home, and the beaches beckoning, it is once again summertime in Maine. With the major professional companies ending their seasons in late May, Maine's numerous summer theatres soon go into full swing with an exciting lineup of summer theatre. Here are some of the highlights of the 2014 season: (more...)

Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends to Run 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The 9th Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends, features humor, love, disappointment and healing that springs from friendships. (more...)

English Touring Theatre And RSC Announce Tour Of A MAD WORLD, MY MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Today English Touring Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company are delighted to announce their first collaboration, a national tour of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean 'city comedy' A Mad World My Masters which will culminate in the production coming to the Barbican in April 2015. (more...)

Drayton Arms Theatre and PostScript Theatre Stage World Premiere of YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW, Now thru May 31
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Drayton Arms Theatre & PostScript Theatre present the World Premiere of Yesterday's Tomorrow, a serviceman's love at war by Gene David Kirk. The play is based on actual events and is directed by Hamish MacDougall with movement directed by Anna Morrissey. (more...)

New Version Of ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Set To Premiere In June
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 19, 2014

A revised adaptation of Joe Orton's controversial and groundbreaking play ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE is set to premiere this June according to a new report. (more...)

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