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BWW Previews: REPAIRING A NATION at Crossroads Theatre Company 2/26 TO 3/8BWW Previews: REPAIRING A NATION at Crossroads Theatre Company 2/26 TO 3/8
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 28, 2015

Repairing a Nation by Nikkole Salter, directed by Marshall Jones III will be on stage at Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick from February 26th to March 8th. (more...)

BWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 OpeningsBWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 Openings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2015

With a new year comes a lot of new theater in Nashville and in 2015, area theater companies are heating up winter with some of the most compelling and challenging productions to grace local stages in quite some time. Already, Circle Players and Nashville Shakespeare Festival have upped the ante with their respective productions of Ragtime the Musical and Twelfth Night (NSF traditionally kicks off the dramatics with their winter production at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre), and in the coming weeks theater-goers will be treated to even more, top-notch, high-quality theatrics. (more...)

Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

Nashville Rep to Present THE WHIPPING MAN, 2/5-21Nashville Rep to Present THE WHIPPING MAN, 2/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Nashville Repertory Theatre will present its newest production The Whipping Man, a gripping drama about the reunion of a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his family's former slaves which unearths buried memories and questions of faith. The Whipping Man runs February 5-21, 2015 at Andrew Johnson Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Opens at the White TheatreBWW Review: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Opens at the White Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Jan 11, 2015

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife opened Saturday January 10 at the White Theatre located in the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. Barb Nichols directs the play by Charles Busch, which opened on Broadway in November of 2000 running for 777 performances. The Tale of the Allergist's Wife won the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding Playwrighting and received one additional Outer Critics Circle Award nomination plus three Tony Award nominations and two Drama Desk Award nomination. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company's 27th Season to Continue With UNDER THE SKIN, 1/15-3/15Arden Theatre Company's 27th Season to Continue With UNDER THE SKIN, 1/15-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Arden Theatre Company continues its 27th season of great stories with Under the Skin, a world premiere by local playwright Michael Hollinger. Terrence J. Nolen directs. Under the Skin runs from January 15, 2015 - March 15, 2015, on the Arden's Arcadia Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCEFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set forSunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre to Premiere THIS WORLD WE KNOW, 2/5-3/7Firehouse Theatre to Premiere THIS WORLD WE KNOW, 2/5-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Firehouse Theatre presents the world premiere of the winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know by award-winning playwright Kelly Younger. Proud participant of Richmond's annual Acts of Faith Festival, This World We Know plays 16 performances, February 5 - March 7, 2015. Opening Night is Friday, February 6. (more...)

Michael Hollinger's UNDER THE SKIN to Continue Arden Theatre's 27th Season, 1/15-3/15Michael Hollinger's UNDER THE SKIN to Continue Arden Theatre's 27th Season, 1/15-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Arden Theatre Company continues its 27th season of great stories with Under the Skin, a world premiere by local playwright Michael Hollinger. Terrence J. Nolen directs. Under the Skin runs from January 15, 2015 - March 15, 2015, on the Arden's Arcadia Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. The development of Under the Skin was funded in part by the Independence Foundation New Theatre Works Initiative. (more...)

Eddie George to Lead Nashville Rep's THE WHIPPING MANEddie George to Lead Nashville Rep's THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Nashville Repertory Theatre will present its newest production The Whipping Man, a gripping drama about the reunion of a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his family's former slaves which unearths buried memories and questions of faith. The Whipping Man runs February 5-21, 2015 at Andrew Johnson Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present BAD JEWS, 10/24-11/29SpeakEasy Stage to Present BAD JEWS, 10/24-11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

From October 24 through November 29, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of BAD JEWS, a seriously smart comedy about family, faith, and legacy, written by Joshua Harmon. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

You haven't seen A Christmas Story until you've seen it live on stage at Cleveland Play House! This hilarious comedy based on the short stories of author Jean Shepherd has been delighting TV audiences for over 30 years. But instead of waiting for the 24-hour TV marathon to start, why not experience the magic of the holiday season live on stage with your loved ones at the Allen Theatre? Cleveland Play House's exuberant production of this beloved holiday classic will have you in stitches as you follow the trials and tribulations of little Ralphie Parker in his quest for the "holy grail" of Christmas gifts. With so many memorable moments and iconic images, it's no wonder that an illuminated leg lamp and pink bunny suit have become synonymous with the holiday season! Experience the magic for yourself November 28 - December 21 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

PFP to Stage Jeff Talbott's THE SUBMISSION, 10/12-11/25PFP to Stage Jeff Talbott's THE SUBMISSION, 10/12-11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Pride Films and Plays will follow up its sold-out Jeff Recommended run of Terrence McNally's Some Men with the Chicago premiere of The Submission by Jeff Talbott, winner of the 2011 Laurent's/Hatcher Award and the Outer Circle's John Gassner Award for Best New Play in 2012. The dynamic new work runs October 12 through November 25 at the Apollo Studio Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln. (more...)

POCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsPOCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The play is the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The production will begin previews tonight, November 21 with an opening night set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Opens THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE TonightThe Lyric Stage Company of Boston Opens THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season continues with THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE by Charles Busch. Directed by Larry Coen, the production will run tonight, November 21 - December 20, 2014. Press opening: November 23, 3pm. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Warehouse Theatre's 2015 SeasonTHIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Warehouse Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Warehouse Theatre Company will open it's 2015 season with Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 comedy This Is Our Youth. The play, fresh off it's Broadway debut, will receive it's Central Ohio premiere at Warehouse Theatre beginning with a preview performance on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at MadLab Theatre and Gallery. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Hosts SISTERS THREE Reading TodayCelebration Theatre Hosts SISTERS THREE Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Bronte sisters, modern day. Due to the death of their brother, Charlotte has dropped out of society and joined a commune on Gondol Island. So Emily and Anne build a canoe to rescue her. In this off-center dramedy about family, social media, fame and the perfect cupcake, individual secrets and desires are revealed which could tear the sisters apart. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Host SISTERS THREE Reading, 11/18Celebration Theatre to Host SISTERS THREE Reading, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Bronte sisters, modern day. Due to the death of their brother, Charlotte has dropped out of society and joined a commune on Gondol Island. So Emily and Anne build a canoe to rescue her. In this off-center dramedy about family, social media, fame and the perfect cupcake, individual secrets and desires are revealed which could tear the sisters apart. (more...)

KING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series TonightKING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Process Series at UNC will feature an engaging new work by an acclaimed playwright in November. Commissioned by the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Lauren Yee's King of the Yees will be performed tonight and tomorrow, November 6 and 7, 2014, at 8:00pm in Studio 6 of Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill. The performance is free and open to the public with a $5 suggested donation. (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

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