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DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!, Starring Drew Droege, Extends at Celebration TheatreDIE, MOMMIE, DIE!, Starring Drew Droege, Extends at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Celebration Theatre and John Michael Beck are dying to tell you that their smash-hit, Ovation!-recommended, critically-acclaimed second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann is extending through Sunday, April 9 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

HOOKMAN an Existential Slasher Comedy Comes to Steep TheatreHOOKMAN an Existential Slasher Comedy Comes to Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Her mother warned her about the treacherous hook-handed man hiding in the back seat, but only after a tragic accident could Lexi see the real threat of the hookman. The bitingly funny, edge-of-your-seat scary Hookman is a lethally sharp slasher comedy about grief, adolescence, and the power of the stories we tell each other and ourselves.  (more...)

SRO Theatre Company to Stage Columbus Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYSRO Theatre Company to Stage Columbus Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

SRO Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season continues with the Central Ohio premiere of the Tony Award- (Best Score and Best Orchestrations) winning musical The Bridges of Madison County. The sweeping, romantic musical was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman ('night Mother) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade). (more...)

Bluebarn Theatre presents Regional Premiere Of SILENT SKY by Lauren gundersonBluebarn Theatre presents Regional Premiere Of SILENT SKY by Lauren gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to continue Season 28 with the historical drama, Silent Sky  by Lauren Gunderson. BLUEBARN Producing Artistic Director Susan C. Toberer directs with set design by Martin Scott Marchitto, lighting design by Darrin Golden, costume design by Lindsay Pape, sound design by Craig Marsh, and properties design by Amy Reiner. (more...)

World Premiere of THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY Opens SundayWorld Premiere of THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

TACT (Scott Alan Evans, Executive Artistic Director; Nora Chester & Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Associate Artistic Directors) is proud to continue the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

Announcing TimeLine Theatre's 2017-2018 SeasonAnnouncing TimeLine Theatre's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company, recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions and acclaimed for presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, announces its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group to Present EXTINCTIONGuild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group to Present EXTINCTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group present EXTINCTION by Gabe McKinley previewing March 30-31, opening April 1, and running Wednesdays to Sundays through April 16. (more...)

Maddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street PlayhouseMaddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Bad Jews, the smash hit comedy by Joshua Harmon, on stage March 21-April 9, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Original Star Matt McGrath to Return for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse; Cast Announced!Original Star Matt McGrath to Return for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that the cast for its West Coast Premiere production of Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride will feature Andrew Burnap as Casey, Matt McGrath as Miss Tracy Mills, Nija Okoro as Jo, Larry Powell as Rexy / Jason and Nick Searcy as Eddie. (more...)

Leigh Fondakowski's BP Oil Spill Play Set for EST This SpringLeigh Fondakowski's BP Oil Spill Play Set for EST This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), in association with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has announced SPILL, written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project, The People's Temple). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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Paul Cameron Hardy's Sold-Out MOPE Extends at Ensemble Studio TheatrePaul Cameron Hardy's Sold-Out MOPE Extends at Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's YOUNGBLOOD, whose past plays include the Tony Award-nominated Hand to God, have announced a two-week extension for the sold-out run of MOPE. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Circle Theatre opens its 36th Season with Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love), by Aaron Posner, adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut (Music by James Sugg).  (more...)

Luan Stage to Present the World Premiere of INDIAN HEADLuan Stage to Present the World Premiere of INDIAN HEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Obie Award winner Nikkole Salter dives headfirst into the controversial world of football mascots and appropriation of Native American culture in this new play commissioned in partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Stage Exchange. (more...)

NNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public TheatreNNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the 2016-17 Annual Commission is awarded to Core Member Cleveland Public Theatre (OH) and playwright Nikkole Salter. (more...)

Modern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACTModern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TACT has announced that the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck Present DIE, MOMMY, DIE!Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck Present DIE, MOMMY, DIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck present the second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann.  DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! will begin previews on Friday, February 10 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 17 at 8pm and perform throughSunday, March 26 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Gabe McKinley's THE SOURCE Gets NYC Reading, Discussion This Month via Culture ProjectGabe McKinley's THE SOURCE Gets NYC Reading, Discussion This Month via Culture Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Culture Project presents a creative initiative about the Right to Privacy in our nation. A reading of The Source by Gabe McKinley, directed by Pippin Parker, followed by a public discussion led by journalist Leonard Jacobs. (more...)

EST/Youngblood Will Premiere Paul Cameron Hardy's MOPE This WinterEST/Youngblood Will Premiere Paul Cameron Hardy's MOPE This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's YOUNGBLOOD, whose past plays include the Tony Award-nominated Hand to God, will present the premiere of MOPE. (more...)

Cast Set for The Comrades' 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMINGCast Set for The Comrades' 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Comrades have announced the cast for their 2017 Inauguration Day staged reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

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