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Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the HelmCarey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Michael Urie, Mary Testa, Michael McGrath and More Set for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR at Red Bull TheaterMichael Urie, Mary Testa, Michael McGrath and More Set for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open Off-Broadway this Spring at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Red Bull Theater Continues Their 2016-'17 Season with New York Premiere of  David Ives's THE METROMANIACSRed Bull Theater Continues Their 2016-'17 Season with New York Premiere of David Ives's THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday March 20th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): David Ives's THE METROMANIACS, adapted from Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, directed by Craig Baldwin. Christian Conn, Carson Elrod, Peter Kybart, Adam LeFevre, Amelia Pedlow, Tony Roach, and Dina Thomas will be featured.  Tickets are available at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.   (more...)

Cast Set for Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD at Red Bull TheaterCast Set for Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday February 27th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD. (more...)

JITNEY Director, Stars to Stop by THEATER TALK This WeekJITNEY Director, Stars to Stop by THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

This week on THEATER TALK the guests are director Ruben Santiago-Hudson with actors John Douglas Thompson and Brandon J. Dirden from the powerful ensemble cast of August Wilson's Jitney, now at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Seeking Six Works for 2017 Short New Play FestivalRed Bull Theater Seeking Six Works for 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On BroadwayBWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2017

When August Wilson's Jitney had its 1982 world premiere at Pittsburgh's Allegheny Repertory Theatre, there were no plans for it to serve as 1/10th of the greatest achievement in American drama. But by the time a revised version of that script opened Off-Broadway in 2000, six of the plays that would each represent a decade in his American Century Cycle had made it to Broadway and Wilson was firmly established as one the country's great playwrights. (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on BroadwayHail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

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...)

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