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THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff -recommended Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play THE NANCE - a hit among critics and audiences alike - will be extended beyond its originally announced closing of July 30, and will now play through Sunday, August 13, 2017. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Joey Taranto to Lead THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Dorset Theatre FestivalKINKY BOOTS' Joey Taranto to Lead THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez. (more...)

Sarah DeLappe's All-Female Soccer Play THE WOLVES to Score at Lincoln Center This FallSarah DeLappe's All-Female Soccer Play THE WOLVES to Score at Lincoln Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will bring the critically-acclaimed, Drama Desk and Obie award-winning production of THE WOLVES, a new play by Sarah DeLappe, directed by Lila Neugebauer, to the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater this fall.  (more...)

Main Street Theater Announces 42nd SeasonMain Street Theater Announces 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Main Street Theater's (MST) 2017 - 2018 Season will offer plays that embody alternate takes on moments in history, in literature, and in the way people view the world.  With 5 regional premieres on the MainStage and 7 plays based on children's books at the Theater for Youth, MST's 42nd season opens in September 2017 and runs through June 2018. (more...)

A STEADY RAIN Extends After Sold-Out Hollywood Fringe Festival RunA STEADY RAIN Extends After Sold-Out Hollywood Fringe Festival Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

After a sold-out run during the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, and the 2017 Better Lemons Audience Choice Award winner, A Steady Rain, written by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards) and directed by premier acting coach John Kirby (The Count of Monte Cristo, Peter Pan, Scream 4, This is Us), continues its run that has audiences on the edge of their seats. A Steady Rain re-opens July 14 at The John Kirby Studio in Hollywood for a three-week run through July 30. (more...)

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Extends at Theatre NovaTHE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Extends at Theatre Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, has announced an extension of its smash hit 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' by Matthew Lopez, the successful production transferred from The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 SeasonChloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company presents I AND YOUChester Theatre Company presents I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Lauren Gunderson's I and You in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from June 28 through July 9, 2017. The production is directed by WAM Theatre Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven. (more...)

Chicago Debuts of YANK! and PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Highlight Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 SeasonChicago Debuts of YANK! and PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Highlight Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 season - its first full season in residence at the Pride Arts Center - will bring Chicago its first look at three plays that examine gay and lesbian lives in earlier decades of the 20th Century, according to Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Book, DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Steven Levenson!Tony Talk: Best Book, DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Steven Levenson!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Steven Levenson has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Dear Evan Hansen. This marks his first Tony nomination and win. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Steven Levenson Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Book of a MusicalDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Steven Levenson Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Steven Levenson has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Cast Announced for Route 66 Theatre's 'A FUNNY THING... NEW YORK CITY' at The Den TheatreCast Announced for Route 66 Theatre's 'A FUNNY THING... NEW YORK CITY' at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Route 66 Theatre company will conclude its ninth season with the Chicago premiere of Halley Feiffer's dark comedy A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT SLOAN-KETTERING MEMORIAL CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY, directed by Keira Fromm, playing August 24 - September 23, 2017 at The Den Theatre's new Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. (more...)

id Theater Returns to McCall with 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conferenceid Theater Returns to McCall with 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Now celebrating its 20th year, id Theater returns to McCall, Idaho with the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, with events from June 8 to 17 at McCall's Alpine Playhouse. This will be the 17th year for the Conference, which will host nine playwrights from all corners of the United States whose work will be developed and presented to the public free of charge during the Conference. (more...)

HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Steep Theatre plunges into the world of horror with their Midwest premiere of Lauren Yee's Hookman. The play, which has been described by Yee as an 'existential slasher-comedy', was directed by the Jeff Award-winner Vanessa Stalling (United Flight 232 - Best Play, Midsize). The production marks Stalling's Steep Theatre directorial debut. ??The cast of Hookman features Karen Rodriguez, Kiayla Ryann, Aja Wiltshire, Sasha Smith, James Doherty, and Mary Tilden. (more...)

Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor to Stage THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDETheatre Nova in Ann Arbor to Stage THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's only residential professional theatre company, presents "The Legend of Georgia McBride" by Matthew Lopez, the smashing success transferred from The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale. (more...)

Breaking News: HELLO, DOLLY! & COME FROM AWAY Top Outer Critics Circle Winners; Full List!Breaking News: HELLO, DOLLY! & COME FROM AWAY Top Outer Critics Circle Winners; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2016-17 season in 27 categories. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 SeasonBENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePaul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2017-2018 season at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

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