John Gromada News

Hartford Stage Sets Cast, Creatives for East Coast Premiere of ETHER DOME, 9/11-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

In 1846, the history of the world was forever changed by a dentist from Hartford, and now Hartford Stage will launch its 2014-15 Season with that remarkable and electrifying story: Ether Dome by Elizabeth Egloff (The Swan), directed by former Artistic Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans' Home Cycle). (more...)

Photo Flash: La Jolla Playhouse's ETHER DOME Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents ETHER DOME by Elizabeth Egloff, directed by Michael Wilson, in a co-production with the Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage and Huntington Theatre Company. The show runs now through August 10 in Mandell Weiss Forum (press opening: tonight, July 18 at 8:00pm). BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A.C.T. to Present OLD HATS; Tickets On Sale 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Sixteen years after they swept San Francisco Bay Area audiences off their feet with the Tony Award-winning production Fool Moon, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) welcomes back Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner in the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Jolla Playhouse's ETHER DOME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents ETHER DOME by Elizabeth Egloff, directed by Michael Wilson, in a co-production with the Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage and Huntington Theatre Company. The show runs now through August 10 in Mandell Weiss Forum (press opening: Friday, July 18 at 8:00pm). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bay Street's TRAVESTIES
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 02, 2014

When you see the play Travesties, it will probably make you feel like your brain haywired a bit. Don't worry, though, that's supposed to happen. Tom Stoppard's Tony Award winning play, running through July 20th at Sag Harbor's beautiful Bay Street Theatre, is brilliantly constructed for many 'What?!' moments. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kind, Emily Trask and More in TRAVESTIES at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the Tony award winning comedy TRAVESTIES (June 24 - July 20) by Tom Stoppard and directed by Gregory Boyd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Supports Sound Designers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

As BWW reported last week, the 2013-2014 Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the final time this season to determine the eligibility rules for the 2014-2015 season. The most controversial decision determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical Categories would be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The Tony Administration Committee may bestow a Special Tony Award to a production when it determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cherry Jones, Jefferson Mays & More Join the #TonyCanYouHearMe Movement
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 16, 2014

As previously reported, the Tony Awards Administration Committee determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical Categories would be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The Tony Administration Committee may bestow a Special Tony Award to a production when it determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Take to Twitter with #TonyCanYouHearMe?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

As previously reported, the Tony Awards Administration Committee determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical Categories would be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The Tony Administration Committee may bestow a Special Tony Award to a production when it determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/13/14 - BUYER & CELLAR, Queen Margherita, Sandra Oh, MERMAID at TUTS & Father's Day!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 13, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: On this lovely Father's Day weekend, BUYER & CELLAR celebrates 400 performances off-Broadway, Lesli Margherita addresses her subjects at 54 Below tonight, Sandra Oh, known to most as 'Cristina Yang' from GREY'S ANATOMY, stars in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN in Chicago, and Jessica Grove leads a starry cast in THE LITTLE MERMAID in Houston! (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Casts/Creative Teams for THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and ETHER DOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the casts and creative teams for its upcoming productions of The Orphan of Zhao and Ether Dome. Tickets for both productions are available by calling Playhouse Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

Spotlight on Sound: A History of 'Best Sound Design' at the Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

With so much interest in the ruling, BroadwayWorld wants to give you a full rundown on the history of the award. The first Tony Award for 'Best Sound Design of a Play' and 'Best Sound Design of a Musical' was given in the 2007-2008 season. (more...)

TRAVESTIES, Starring Richard Kind and More, to Run 6/24-7/20 at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the Tony award winning comedy TRAVESTIES (June 24 - July 20) by Tom Stoppard and directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

TONY-Nominated Sound Designer John Gromada Starts Online Petition to Reverse Tony Committee Ruling
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Sound designer John Gromada, who was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for 2013's revival of The Trip to Bountiful, has started an online petition to reverse the Committee's ruling. (more...)

SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF with John Douglas Thompson to Close Off-Broadway on 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The producers have announced that the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit production of the new play, Satchmo at the Waldorf, written by Terry Teachout, will give its final performance Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Starring John Douglas Thompson, recipient of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and directed by Gordon Edelstein, Satchmo at the Waldorf began performances on February 15, 2014, opening to rave reviews on March 4, 2014. Upon closing, Satchmo at the Waldorf will have played 18 previews and 136 regular performances. (more...)

National Tour of C.S. Lewis' THE GREAT DIVORCE to Play Woodruff Arts Center, 6/5-15
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Max McLean, Artistic Director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, announces that C.S. Lewis' THE GREAT DIVORCE will be presented from Thursday, June 5, through Sunday, June 15, at the Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE in Atlanta. This journey to Heaven and Hell is a provocative exploration of human nature, featuring vivid characters drawn with Lewis' trademark wit. (more...)

National Tour of C.S. Lewis' THE GREAT DIVORCE Coming to Cullen Theater, 8/15-16
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Max McLean, Artistic Director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, announces that C.S. Lewis' THE GREAT DIVORCE will be presented at the Cullen Theater at Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue in Houston, on Friday, August 15 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. This journey to Heaven and Hell is a provocative exploration of human nature, featuring vivid characters drawn with Lewis' trademark wit. (more...)

Hartford Stage's Tony-Winning Comedy 'VANYA AND SONIA' Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

For the final show of the its 50th Anniversary Season, Hartford Stage will present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - the most popular play in America this year and the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play - from today, May 22 to June 15. Maxwell Williams, Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director, will direct this rollicking comedy by Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Betty's Summer Vacation). (more...)

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