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Official: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This SummerOfficial: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Arthur Miller's award-winning American classic All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and directed by Stephen Hamilton. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays, June 9-28 and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (more...)

FIFTH OF JULY Runs 4/17-5/17 at Aurora Theatre CompanyFIFTH OF JULY Runs 4/17-5/17 at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Lanford Wilson's 'Talley Trilogy' continues on the Aurora Theatre Company main stage with FIFTH OF JULY. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (A Bright New Boise, This Is How It Goes, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, The Shape of Things) helms FIFTH OF JULY, featuring Craig Marker (The Shape of Things, The Persians), Elizabeth Benedict, John Girot, Jennifer Le Blanc, Oceana Ortiz, Harold Pierce, Josh Schell, and Nanci Zoppi. FIFTH OF JULY plays April 17 through May 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

OTHER DESERT CITIES and ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Join 2nd Story Theatre's 2015 SeasonOTHER DESERT CITIES and ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Join 2nd Story Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

In King Lear, Shakespeare wrote, "The wheel is come full circle." The Bard's famous line holds true at 2nd Story where Artistic Director Ed Shea has returned the UpStage theater to its original in-the-round configuration. Shea, well known for shaking things up mid-season, said this about his decision to go back to 2nd Story's in-the-round roots: "I'd forgotten how intimate, immediate and profoundly simple theatre can be." (more...)

Hub Theatre Company of Boston to Present LOOT, 3/27-4/12Hub Theatre Company of Boston to Present LOOT, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its third season this spring with Joe Orton's irreverent and amoral dark farce, Loot, at the First Church in Boston Friday, March 27-Sunday, April 12. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co. to Premiere AT SOME POINT IN THE PROCESS OF THE END OF THE WORLD, 2/20-3/28Circle X Theatre Co. to Premiere AT SOME POINT IN THE PROCESS OF THE END OF THE WORLD, 2/20-3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the world premiere solo performance, AT SOME POINT IN THE PROCESS OF THE END OF THE WORLD, created by LA Weekly Award-winner for Solo Performance Casey Smith and Jennifer A. Skinner, performed by Casey Smith and directed by Jennifer A. Skinner. (more...)

MISS MARPLE Star Geraldine McEwan Has Died at 82MISS MARPLE Star Geraldine McEwan Has Died at 82
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Multitalented British actress and director, best known for portraying the Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple, Geraldine McEwan, has died at age 82. The BAFTA Award-winner's family says she died on January 30, due to complications from a stroke suffered in October. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of American Buffalo, Fat Pig, and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner (After the Revolution, Awake and Sing!), Will Marchetti (Knock Knock), Nicholas Pelczar (Dublin Carol, Marius), Jessica Bates (After the Revolution), Joe Estlack (Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre), and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Brava Theater, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre). THE LYONS plays January 30 through March 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. For mature audiences. (more...)

THE DIARY OF A NOBODY to Play King's Head TheatreTHE DIARY OF A NOBODY to Play King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Rough Haired Pointer present The Diary of a Nobody following their critically-acclaimed world premiere of Joe Orton's Fred & Madge. Evelyn Waugh called The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith 'the funniest book in the world' and now, following a sell-out success last summer, this fast-moving theatrical spectacular returns as the first show of the King's Head Theatre season. It stars Charles Pooter, an average Victorian city clerk - with his attempts to be somebody, this nobody is highly entertaining (Time Out). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CTG's WHAT THE BUTLER SAWSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CTG's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' opened last weekend on November 23 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. 'What the Butler Saw' continues through December 21. Click below to watch a fun montage of scenes from the show! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mark Taper Forum's WHAT THE BUTLER SAWBWW Reviews: Mark Taper Forum's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by Don Grigware - Nov 25, 2014

Joe Orton's insanely insane world in 1960s England is no better displayed than in his third and final play What the Butler Saw now onstage at the Mark Taper Forum through December 21. A terrifically energized cast are on hand as is seasoned director John Tillinger, but things got off to a somewhat slow start opening night and really did not start to cook until Act II. It might be the width and depth of the Taper stage, which is not easy to cross that rapidly. I saw a production a couple of years back at the Odyssey, and the space being half the size, entrances and exits were quicker as was the tempo of the whole play. (more...)

Photo Flash: WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Celebrates Opening Night at the TaperPhoto Flash: WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Celebrates Opening Night at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' opened yesterday, November 23, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. 'What the Butler Saw' continues through December 21. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Joe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Opens 11/23 at CTG/Mark Taper ForumJoe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Opens 11/23 at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' opens Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. 'What the Butler Saw' is currently in previews, and performances continue through December 21. (more...)

Joe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER Saw Begins Tonight at the TaperJoe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER Saw Begins Tonight at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' begins previews tonight, November 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Opening is set for November 23 and performances continue through December 21. (more...)

Joe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER Saw Begins Tonight at the TaperJoe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER Saw Begins Tonight at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' begins previews tonight, November 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Opening is set for November 23 and performances continue through December 21. (more...)

Frances Barber, Charles Shaughnessy and More Join Paxton Whitehead in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at CTGFrances Barber, Charles Shaughnessy and More Join Paxton Whitehead in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at CTG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Casting is set for award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce "What the Butler Saw," opening at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on November 23, 2014. Rehearsals begin October 14, previews begin November 12 and performances run through December 21. (more...)

Joe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER Saw Begins 11/12 at the TaperJoe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER Saw Begins 11/12 at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' begins previews Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Opening is set for November 23 and performances continue through December 21. (more...)

Frances Barber, Charles Shaughnessy and More Join Paxton Whitehead in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at CTGFrances Barber, Charles Shaughnessy and More Join Paxton Whitehead in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at CTG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Casting is set for award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce "What the Butler Saw," opening at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on November 23, 2014. Rehearsals begin October 14, previews begin November 12 and performances run through December 21. (more...)

Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr Coming to Steppenwolf, 10/13Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr Coming to Steppenwolf, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 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, Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre. Lahr, who served as senior drama critic for The New Yorker for more than two decades, recently released his twentieth book, an authoritative, extraordinary biography on Tennessee Williams that invites intimate access into the mind of a playwright whose work reshaped the American theater. The conversation will include a Q&A, followed by a book signing in the lobby. Tickets are $10 and are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 or at steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends to Run 9/25-28Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends to Run 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

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

World Premiere of Joe Orton's FRED & MADGE Plays The Hope Theatre, Beginning TonightWorld Premiere of Joe Orton's FRED & MADGE Plays The Hope Theatre, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 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 month. (more...)

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