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Carson Elrod and More Tapped for THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON at Red Bull TheaterCarson Elrod and More Tapped for THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday January 23rd (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): William Shakespeare's (we think) THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON, directed by Ben Prusiner and featuring Opal Alladin, Sheila Bandyopadhyay, Johnny Lee Davenport, Dan de Jesus, Carson Elrod, Rebecca S'manga Frank, Adam Green, Andrus Nichols, Sarah Rice, David Ryan Smith, Derek Smith, Raphael Nash Thompson, Ryan Brooke Taylor, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Andrew Weems, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson's JITNEY on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Only one of the ten plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway - until now. JITNEY is now in previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) for a Thursday, January 19 opening night. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Portrait of a Neighborhood - JITNEY Begins Tonight on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Portrait of a Neighborhood - JITNEY Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Performances begin tonight, Wednesday, December 28, for the Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). The limited engagement of August Wilson's Jitney opens Thursday, January 19 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down for a portrait of the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: John Legend Stops by JITNEY Rehearsal at MTCPhoto Flash: John Legend Stops by JITNEY Rehearsal at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Yesterday, John Legend stopped by August Wilson's JITNEY rehearsal at Manhattan Theatre Club to say hello to the cast. Take a look at the photo below! (more...)

THE WHITE DEVIL Reading Set for Tonight at Red Bull TheaterTHE WHITE DEVIL Reading Set for Tonight at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents their next Revelation Reading tonight, December 5th, at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Red Bull Theater presents John Webster's THE WHITE DEVILRed Bull Theater presents John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the complete cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday December 5th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL, directed by Louisa Proske, featuring Tina Benko, Justin Blanchard, Kathleen Chalfant, Clifton Duncan, Danaya Esperanza, Allen Gilmore, Sheria Irving, Mark Nelson, Edward O'Blenis, Jeffrey Omura, Matthew Rauch, Rocco Sisto, and more. Remaining tickets are available at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.   (more...)

Last Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUSLast Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness.  Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines!!  (more...)

Red Bull Theater Sets Cast for THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE 'Revelation Reading'Red Bull Theater Sets Cast for THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE 'Revelation Reading'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the complete cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday November 14th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Live Recording of Three Short Plays featuring Sam Waterson, Estelle Parsons, John Patrick Shanley, & Alan Zweibel to Benefit PLAYING ON AIRLive Recording of Three Short Plays featuring Sam Waterson, Estelle Parsons, John Patrick Shanley, & Alan Zweibel to Benefit PLAYING ON AIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Each play recorded for public radio and podcast will be followed by a conversation with its playwright, cast and director led by Playing on Air's founder and artistic director, Claudia Catania. (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will PerformTamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the Master of Ceremonies, entertainment, and Gala Committee Members for their upcoming gala honoring playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel. (more...)

Starry TARTUFFE Reading Set for Tonight at Red Bull TheaterStarry TARTUFFE Reading Set for Tonight at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents their 2016-'17 Season kick-off, a special benefit reading and party, tonight, October 10th (7:30pm) at Symphony Space: Moliere's Tartuffe, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Marc Vietor (who directed last season's acclaimed The School for Scandal), and starring Bill Camp, Julie Halston, Dana Ivey, Reg Rogers, Derek Smith, and Michael Urie, along with Christian DeMarais, Gretchen Hall, Naomi Lorrain, and Ben Mehl. (more...)

Bill Camp, Julie Halston, Michael Urie and More Tapped for Red Bull Theater's TARTUFFE ReadingBill Camp, Julie Halston, Michael Urie and More Tapped for Red Bull Theater's TARTUFFE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the complete cast for their 2016-'17 Season kick-off, a special benefit reading and party on Monday, October 10th (7:30pm) at Symphony Space: Moliere's Tartuffe, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Marc Vietor (who directed last season's acclaimed The School for Scandal), and starring Bill Camp, Julie Halston, Dana Ivey, Reg Rogers, Derek Smith, and Michael Urie, along with Christian DeMarais, Gretchen Hall, Naomi Lorrain, and Ben Mehl. (more...)

Terry Teachout, John Douglas Thompson To Discuss SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF at Drama Book ShopTerry Teachout, John Douglas Thompson To Discuss SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF at Drama Book Shop
by Michael Dale - Aug 31, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome playwright and critic Terry Teachout (Wall Street Journal) and actor John Douglas Thompson for a discussion and signing of SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF on Wednesday, October 12th at 5:00pm. The discussion is free to the public and copies of the play will be available for purchase. (more...)

CORIOLANUS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and More Set for Red Bull Theater's 2016-17 SeasonCORIOLANUS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and More Set for Red Bull Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced their 2016-'17 Season will include William Shakespeare's Coriolanus; a new version of Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector; as well as an all new season of their acclaimed Revelation Readings featuring Kristine Nielsen (Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike), Matthew Rauch ('Banshee'), Derek Smith (Green Bird, Lion King), Christian DeMarais, Gretchen Hall, Ryan Garbayo (Loot), Ben Mehl, Amelia Pedlow ('Tis Pity She's A Whore), Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher), and more.  (more...)

TCG Welcomes Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director as New Board ChairTCG Welcomes Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director as New Board Chair
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of Dallas Theater Center, as its new board chair, taking over the position from Diane Rodriguez, associate artistic director of Center Theatre Group. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Courtney B. Vance Join Renee Elise Goldsberry-Led Telepic for HBOLeslie Uggams, Courtney B. Vance Join Renee Elise Goldsberry-Led Telepic for HBO
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Courtney B. Vance and Leslie Uggams are the latest stars to join the cast of HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS. (more...)

BWW Review: Daniel Sullivan Directs a Crackling Good TROILUS AND CRESSIDABWW Review: Daniel Sullivan Directs a Crackling Good TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

Shakespeare's seldom-performed wartime drama is set in contemporary times. (more...)

ECLIPSED Playwright, Producers to Be Feted at TCG's 2016 GalaECLIPSED Playwright, Producers to Be Feted at TCG's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2016 gala will honor Tony-nominated and OBIE-winning playwright and acclaimed 'The Walking Dead' actress Danai Gurira. (more...)

BWW TV: Highlights from TROILUS & CRESSIDA at Shakespeare in the Park!BWW TV: Highlights from TROILUS & CRESSIDA at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2016

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and will run through Sunday, August 14, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 9. . (more...)

Louis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed BackLouis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9. (more...)

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