John Patrick News

Bricken Sparacino Announces Solo Show VACATION-ALL I EVER WANTED!, 5/19 - 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This May Bricken and Birch Productions is pleased to present Vacation- All I Ever Wanted!, directed by Lori Kee as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2014. The Festivity will take place May 12 through June 8 at the Paradise Factory. (more...)

The Farm Theater Announces 2014 Training Camp
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The Farm Theater announces Training Camp 2014, a program that focuses on the development of pre-professional and early career theater artists. Training Camp will be held at Elmira College on August 4 through August 10. The Farm is seeking a diverse ensemble of sixteen theater artists to participate in this weeklong intensive, which will include classes in acting, writing, ensemble collaboration, and directing. (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 20142015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's full 2014-2015 season was announced today by Artistic Director Jerry Manning. The season is headlined by the first-ever presentation of Seattle writer Robert Schenkkan's striking meditation on power and morality in his two-part Lyndon B. Johnson plays, All the Way and The Great Society, in repertory format. (more...)

Terry Layman to Return to Titan Theatre in KING LEAR, Running 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Queens-based Titan Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed, award-winning second season with a signature take on Shakespeare's epic masterpiece King Lear. The production will play a limited run April 25 - May 11, 2014 at Queens Theatre, the borough's premiere performing arts venue. Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who previously helmed Titan's hit productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, will direct. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE & ROSSINI LA CENERENTOLA this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The spectacular operas that grace the stage of the Met in New York come to The Ridgefield Playhouse through the power of high-definition broadcasts with exciting advantages: Exclusive behind-the scenes interviews with the stars and close-ups that capture the emotions of the cast. On Saturday, April 26, at 12:55 p.m., Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart's beloved opera, Cosi Fan Tutte, about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov and Danielle de Niese. Rossini's La Cenerentola will be Live in HD on Saturday, May 10, at 12:55 p.m., starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performance of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Florez, as her Prince Charming. A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos, it's a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. (more...)

INTAR Extends ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN with LOOKING's Raul Castillo Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

INTAR today announced that Adoration of the Old Woman by Jose Rivera and directed by Patricia McGregor, starring Raul Castillo (HBO's 'Looking'), Danielle Davenport, Jose Joaquin Perez, Socorro Santiago and Carmen Zilles, will continue through for another week, through April 27th to accommodate overwhelming demand. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Begins Previews Tonight, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Previews begin tonight, Thursday, April 10, for the Lincoln Center Theater production of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse (150 West 65th Street). Opening night is Monday, May 5. The cast includes John Aylward, Phillip James Brannon, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Simpson. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Mary-Louise Parker, Julie Halston & More Set for T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre's 45th Anniversary Gala, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

On May 5, 2014 celebs and patrons will gather together to celebrate 45 Years of T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre, one of the country's foremost professional theatre organizations. The event will take place at the prestigious Metropolitan Club (One East 60th Street, NYC), the evening will be emceed by the one and only Julie Halston with special guests Betty Buckley, Charles Busch, Mary-Louise Parker, John Patrick Shanley, Roma Torre and more. Edward Norton is event's Honorary Chair with co-chairs Francine Haskell and Jano Herbosch. (more...)

THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION & More Set for Theatrical Outfit's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Theatrical Outfit looks to the past, celebrates the present and embraces the future in its 38th season, spotlighting signature voices that will spark important conversations about class, education, faith, the stars and our places in the world. Our 2014-15 season features two Atlanta premieres, the debut on our stage of Decatur-bred, San Francisco-based Gunderson, the words of the award-winning South African sage Fugard and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Shanley. (more...)

New York Stage And Film, Vassar Set 30th Anniversary Season: 'BABYLON LINE,' THE LISTENER & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are pleased to announce the three new works that will be featured on the Mainstage during the 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Subscriptions go on sale May 7; full programming and ticket sale information will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Red Branch Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will open its sixth mainstage season with The Last Five Years and john & jen in repertory billed under the series title 'The Love/Loss Cycle.' This is the first time that Red Branch will produce two shows in repertory since its inception in 2008. (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers Continue 75th Season with DOUBT, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Be a part of something different and join the Winthrop Playmakers as they continue their milestone 75th season with their upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer-Prize winning drama Doubt: A Parable. (more...)

ATC to Present HOLDING THE MAN at Matrix Theatre, 5/10-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Writer, actor and activist Timothy Conigrave's best-selling memoir (winner of the United Nations Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction and listed as one of the '100 Favorite Australian Books' by the Australian Society of Authors) is one of Australia's great love stories. The stage version by Tommy Murphy captures all its special magic. Producers Nick Hardcastle and Nate Jones launch their newly formed Australian Theatre Company with the Los Angeles premiere of Holding the Man, featuring an all-Australian cast and directed by veteran Hollywood acting coach Larry Moss. Opening night is May 10 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Present Tom Stoppard's DOGG'S HAMLET, CAHOOT'S MACBETH, 5/2-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

As a featured event of its Tenth Anniversary Spring Rep season, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble ( will present 'Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth' by Tom Stoppard from May 2 to 23, 2014 at The Wild Project 195 E. 3rd Street (at Ave. B). It's an evening of two short plays in which Stoppard radically shortens 'Hamlet' and 'Macbeth' to craft a witty Shakespearean two-step on serious themes of artistic dissent. Kevin Confoy directs. (more...)

Brandon and Jason Dirden Join TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Original Cast of RUINED and More Set for Labyrinth's PULITZER FEST; Full Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the final additions to the lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend, including Harvey, How I Learned to Drive, They Knew What They Wanted, and more. Full schedule is below. (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers to Continue 75th Season with DOUBT, 4/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Be a part of something different and join the Winthrop Playmakers as they continue their milestone 75th season with their upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer-Prize winning drama Doubt: A Parable. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Adds John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the fifth selection of its 40th Anniversary Season: John Patrick Shanley's new romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. The play by the Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award-winning writer of Moonstruck and Doubt, will be directed by Artistic Director BJ Jones. (more...)

Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar Present RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar and Producer Neil Berg present Richard Skipper Celebrates on April 5. (more...)

CASA VALENTINA, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, THE SNOW GEESE, BRONX BOMBERS and More Among 2013-14 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,108,000, allow 39 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. (more...)

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