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TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' presents the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. The first production of the company's 22nd Season will be directed by TACT Company Member Drew Barr, who directed the company's Fall 2012 production of Brian Friel's Lovers. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) tonight, September 23, 2014. Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm. Performances will continue through November 1, 2014. (more...)

PFP to Stage Jeff Talbott's THE SUBMISSION, 10/12-11/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 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...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TACT's THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company, presents the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. The first production of the company's 22nd Season will be directed by TACT Company Member Drew Barr, who directed the company's Fall 2012 production of Brian Friel's Lovers. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm. Performances will continue through November 1, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence & More to Star in TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 07, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

Site-Specific DEAD BEHIND THESE EYES Set for Sing Sing Karaoke, Begin. 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Performances of Dead Behind These Eyes will take place at Sing Sing Karaoke (81 Avenue A) on August 29-31 at 7.30pm and September 3-5, 7, 10-14 and 17-19 at 7.30pm Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling 212.352.3101 or visiting www.abronsartscenter.org. Performance suitable for ages 21 and above. (more...)

Acting Teacher George Morrison Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

According to Variety, acting teacher George Morrison, who throughout his career worked with such stars as Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Edie Falco and more, recently passed away. He was 86 years old. (more...)

Off The Ground & Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club to Host JASON & THE ARGONAUTS, Aug 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

This August, join Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club for Play Under the Posts as they present Off The Ground's first public performances of Jason & the Argonauts. Embark on an epic adventure in this unique setting, with Jason and his band of heroic Argonauts. See how Jason uses all his strength and wit to evade the beastly Minotaur, how he and his gang avoid certain doom from the women on the Isle of Lemnos, and how they evade the lure from the enchanting sounds of the Sirens…and ultimately win in the quest for the Golden Fleece. (more...)

IN A DARK HOUSE Opens 7/26 at Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Two estranged brothers face off in search of the truth about the troubled legacy of their shared past. Larry Moss directs the Los Angeles premiere of In A Dark Dark House by Neil LaBute, opening July 26 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Redtwist Theatre Extends Run of LOOK BACK IN ANGER, Now Through 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Redtwist Theatre extends run of LOOK BACK IN ANGER though June 28. LOOK BACK IN ANGER was written by John Osborne. This production was directed by Jonathan Berry . (more...)

Christopher Hunter, Tom Mothersdale and Melody Grove to Star in Spellbound Productions' IN LAMBETH at Southwark Playhouse, July 10-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Spellbound Productions present IN LAMBETH, written by Jack Shepherd, directed by Michael Kingsbury and designed by Ruth Sutcliffe. Opening night is slated for Friday, 11 July 2014 at 7.30pm, with the regular run continuing through Saturday 2 August 2014 (one preview 10 July). (more...)

Pulse Festival Line-Up Confirmed For New Wolsey Theatre, May 29-June 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich is delighted to announce the full programme for the 14th annual Pulse Festival Ipswich from Thursday 29 May to Saturday 7 June 2014. Pulse Festival Ipswich is a part curated, part open application 10-day festival focusing on new and innovative work, offering a bright and inspiring snapshot of contemporary theatre and performance. (more...)

eInfochips and Kroger Unveil ZigBee-based 'Retail Site Intelligence' for Stores of the 21st Century
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

LAS VEGAS - International Security Conference and Expo, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

New Court Theatre Opens LOOK BACK IN ANGER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

This February, join the LA New Court Theatre as we experience John Osborne's Look Back in Anger directed by Rhonda Kohl. This classic piece is strongly influenced by the playwright's unhappy marriage to actress Pamela Lee and gives the audience a glimpse into his life. Look Back in Anger, a monster of a masterpiece, is considered to be the literature that gave birth to the 'angry young man plays.' As Producer Ashley Partington says, 'On paper, the emotions John Osborne puts his character through are palpable. Live, it's almost unbearable to watch - but the audience won't be able to look away.' (more...)

New Court Theatre Presents LOOK BACK IN ANGER, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

This February, join the LA New Court Theatre as we experience John Osborne's Look Back in Anger directed by Rhonda Kohl. This classic piece is strongly influenced by the playwright's unhappy marriage to actress Pamela Lee and gives the audience a glimpse into his life. Look Back in Anger, a monster of a masterpiece, is considered to be the literature that gave birth to the 'angry young man plays.' As Producer Ashley Partington says, 'On paper, the emotions John Osborne puts his character through are palpable. Live, it's almost unbearable to watch - but the audience won't be able to look away.' (more...)

Tony Nominee Martha Plimpton Joins Cast of OTHER DESERT CITIES at The Old Vic, Posner Will Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

The full cast is announced for the UK premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's acclaimed play, Other Desert Cities, opening at The Old Vic on Monday 24 March with previews from Thursday 13 March. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the new production will star Sinead Cusack, Peter Egan, Clare Higgins, Daniel Lapaine and Martha Plimpton. (more...)

Sylvia Rayman's WOMEN OF TWILIGHT to Return to White Bear, 6-26 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Sylvia Rayman's hard-hitting 'all-women play' returns to the White Bear after a highly successful run in October 2013. (more...)

Los Angeles New Court Theatre to Present SPEECH & DEBATE, 12/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

This December, the Los Angeles New Court Theatre brings Stephen Karam's contemporary multi-media comedy Speech & Debate to the stage, directed by Nathan Burkart. In Speech & Debate, three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon discover they are linked by a sex scandal that's rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher, and the trio's connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy with music. This controversial play covers a range of topics from homosexuality to abortion and most importantly, acceptance. The Director and founder of LANCT, Nathan Burkart says, "when we take hold of the things that make us different, there is a sense of strength and ability to love yourself for being different… this is where the comedy lies." (more...)

White Bear Theatre to Present WOMEN OF TWILIGHT, 7-26 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Women of Twilight is directed by Jonathan Rigby and designed by Olivia Knight. It forms part of the White Bear's Lost Classics strand, which has previously unearthed John Osborne's early plays The Devil Inside Him and Personal Enemy (which transferred to the 'Brits Off Broadway' festival in New York). (more...)

Heritage Arts Present VAULT 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Building on the huge success of the 2012 Festival, Heritage Arts present VAULT 2014: a wide-ranging programme of performance, live music, discussions and one-off late night events. Waterloo's Leake Street tunnels will again be transformed into a must-visit destination for creative and curious Londoners; a place for debate, drinking, dancing and more. (more...)

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