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Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

NY Public Library's Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on CAFFE CINONY Public Library's Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on CAFFE CINO
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jan 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on CAFFE CINO: (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into JuneAurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will again extend Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning TALLEY'S FOLLY, the second fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. (more...)

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the AtlanticI'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that the world premiere production of Halley Feiffer's play I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, directed by Trip Cullman, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening last night to critical acclaim. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director & Casting Director to Host 'Director's Lab for the Actor'Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director & Casting Director to Host 'Director's Lab for the Actor'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director Neil Pepe and Casting Director Todd Thaler will teach a special Director's Lab for the Actor intensive class on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Atlantic Theater Company's rehearsal studios (76 Ninth Avenue, Suite 537). (more...)

AIA Welcomes Jack O'Brien & David Rockwell for ARCHITECTURE AND THEATER Event TonightAIA Welcomes Jack O'Brien & David Rockwell for ARCHITECTURE AND THEATER Event Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The American Institute of Architects' New York Chapter (AIANY) will host Architecture and Theater - Redefining the Performance Experience tonight, Wednesday, January 14, at 6:00 p.m. The event, a conversation between award-winning architect and set designer David Rockwell, AIA and Tony AwardŽ-winning director/producer/writer/lyricist Jack O'Brien and moderated by Chee Pearlman, is open to the public and will take place at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

In Performance Video: Joey Slotnick & C.J. Wilson in Buffini's DYING FOR ITIn Performance Video: Joey Slotnick & C.J. Wilson in Buffini's DYING FOR IT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

In today's New York Time's In Performance video, Joey Slotnick and C.J. Wilson perform a scene from Moira Buffini's dark comedy DYING FOR IT, an adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's 1928 play "The Suicide." (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues. (more...)

Jeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement AwardJeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at an awards ceremony hosted by David Henry Hwang on Monday, February 23, 2015, at The Harvard Club in New York. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR ITPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 9, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepe and featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick,Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. Dying For It officially opened last night, January 8, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 18 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Yale University Library Nabs Archive of Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula VogelYale University Library Nabs Archive of Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University is pleased to announce that it has acquired the literary archive of dramatist Paula Vogel, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a celebrated teacher who has mentored a generation of playwrights. Vogel is the first American female playwright to have her archive included in the Yale Collection of American Literature, where she joins such luminaries as Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, A. R. Gurney, and John Guare. (more...)

Mary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Opening Tonight at the AtlanticMary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Opening Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepe and featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River TheaterBWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 29, 2014

Mary Birdsong will play the role of Marion in 'Absurd Person Singular' at Two River Theater from January 10th through February 1st. Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Jessica Stone, this is a laugh out loud satirical play about English couples who gather at three successive Christmas celebrations. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlantic Theatre Company's DYING FOR ITPhoto Flash: First Look at Atlantic Theatre Company's DYING FOR IT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presents the American premiere of Dying For It by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide. Directed by Neil Pepe, the production will feature Mia Barron, Ben Beckley,Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for Portland (more...)

Mary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Beginning Tonight at the AtlanticMary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Beginning Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepe and featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Portland (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HOUSE OF YES at GLMBWW Reviews: THE HOUSE OF YES at GLM
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Dec 2, 2014

Wendy Macleod's play, The House of Yes puts the funk in dysfunctional, but without the 'n,' if you get my drift. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 11/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 11/30/2014
by BWW - Nov 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/30/2014 for Portland (more...)

BWW Reviews: RECKLESS by Craig Lucas is Both Ponderous and PointlessBWW Reviews: RECKLESS by Craig Lucas is Both Ponderous and Pointless
by Frank Benge - Nov 24, 2014

RECKLESS, by Craig Lucas, wants to be a black comedy. The script, written in a cinematographic style, poses some serious problems in staging. For something so paper thin to work, the audience needs to go on the same nightmare downhill sleigh ride as the protagonist. We need to feel as buffeted by the play itself as she does by the events of the play. Unfortunately, the staging of this production is weighed down by numerous lengthy scene changes on what is a minimalistic set. These numerous changes bog the evening down and what should be a barrage of insanity ends up being a few humorous moments. The cartoon craziness this script cries out for never really happens. (more...)

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