Jon Robin Baitz News

Performance Network Theatre to Return in 2014-15 With DRIVING MISS DAISY, OTHER DESERT CITIES and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

After a short reorganizational hiatus, Performance Network Theatre is back with a new 2014-2015 Season. Tickets will go on sale August 4th and all current subscriptions will be honored. (more...)

O'Neill Center's 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference Kicks Off Today, Featuring Betty Buckley and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's ten-day 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference begins today, July 23, with nightly performances. The Grand Finale ends the O'Neill summer season on Saturday evening, August 2. (more...)

Soho Rep. Meets Fundraising Goal Following Cancelled Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On March 31, 300 friends, artists and supporters gathered to celebrate and honor Soho Rep.'s Board Chair Jon Dembrow at their annual spring gala. Forty-five minutes into the evening, the beam supporting a second-story balcony at the event venue, Angel Orensanz Center, cracked. The building was deemed unsafe and all the guests were evacuated by the FDNY. The cancellation of the event and on-site auction left Soho Rep. with a projected end-of-the-fiscal-year deficit of $68,000. (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

English Theatre Frankfurt bringt GHOST - THE MUSICAL nach Deutschland
by Iris Moebius - Jun 12, 2014

Das English Theatre Frankfurt hat sein Spielzeitprogramm fur 2014/2015 veroffentlicht und wartet im Bereich Musical mit einer Überraschung auf. Nachdem in den letzten beiden Jahren mit Sweet Charity und Saturday Night Fever Klassikernaufgefuhrt wurden, schlagt English Theater dieses Jahr eine andere Richtung ein und ist besonders stolz, dass es am 15. November 2014 die Deutschlandpremiere des Musicals „Ghost" zeigen kann. Nach dem Musicalerfolg mit „Saturday Night Fever" in der aktuellen Spielzeit, das uber 41.000 Besucher ins englischsprachige Theater lockte und somit in 138 Vorstellungen eine Auslastung von 99 Prozent erzielte, ist mit „Ghost" dem English Theatre ein weiterer Coup gelungen. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, MY FAIR LADY, OTHER DESERT CITIES & More Set for PCPA's 51st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

A magical new musical opens the Pacific Conservatory Theatre's 51st Season - the world premiere production of Renegade Animation's Christmas Is Here Again. This frolicsome adventure for the entire family is a new stage musical by Brad Carroll and Jeremy Mann. It's based on the film of the same name written and directed by Robert Zappia. Christmas is Here Again plays in the Marian Theatre November 13 - December 24, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ICT Mounts a Stunning OTHER DESERT CITIES
by Gil Kaan - Jun 09, 2014

Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities receives a superb mounting at the International City Theatre (ICT) in Long Beach with streamline direction, expert acting, and top-notch technical accoutrements. (more...)

'VANYA AND SONIA', GODSPELL, THE OTHER PLACE and More Set for Trustus Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Trustus Theatre announced their 30th Anniversary season to a standing-room crowd at Tapps Arts Center on June 5th, 2014. Managing Director Larry Hembree and Artistic Director Dewey Scott-Wiley revealed the shows coming to the Thigpen Main Stage and Richard and Debbie Cohn Side Door Theatre in the 2014/2015 Season. This season is celebration of the tenants that have made Trustus the premiere professional theatre in Columbia: producing diverse modern theatre and original works with the highest quality casts. (more...)

Photo Flash: International City Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including daughter Brooke who's about to publish a tell-all memoir. caryn desai [sic] directs Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, opening tonight, June 6 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Theatre Raleigh's OTHER DESERT CITIES to Open 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

The Wyeth family Christmas erupts when daughter Brooke arrives bearing a soon-to-be-published memoir full of family secrets in Jon Robin Baitz's family drama. Other Desert Cities is both a funny and gripping drama from the creator of TV's Brothers & Sisters and was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For Mature Audiences (due to adult language). (more...)

Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids Announces 34th Season Featuring 4000 MILES, CHESS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids (www.atgr.org) is pleased to announce the upcoming productions of their 34th season. Known for providing West Michigan with the best works of contemporary theater, the 2014-15 Season exemplifies this commitment. (more...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Among Cast of Roland Emmerich's STONEWALL
by Movies News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Principal photography is underway for director Roland Emmerich's STONEWALL. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season Featuring SEMINAR, OTHER DESERT CITIES & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

ON OUR MAINSTAGE PUBLIC AFFAIRS by A. R. Gurney Directed by Lynda McClary (September 19 to October 12, 2014 - no show on Sunday, October 5th) SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck (Baltimore Premiere) Directed by Steve Goldklang (November 14 to December 7, 2014) (more...)

Second Stage's AMERICAN HERO, with Ari Graynor & Jerry O'Connell, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

AMERICAN HERO opens tonight, May 22 and is presented at Second Stage Theatre's uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre on Broadway at 76th Street. (more...)

Second Stage's AMERICAN HERO with Ari Graynor & Jerry O'Connell Extends Through 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Due to popular demand, Second Stage Theatre will extend the limited run of Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO one week, now running through June 15th. Directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, AMERICAN HERO features Ari Graynor (2st Trust), Daoud Heidami (Bengal Tiger at The Baghdad Zoo), Jerry O'Connell (Seminar) and Erin Wilhelmi (The Great God Pan). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offers 'LIVEforFIVE' $5 Ticket Lottery for FLY BY NIGHT Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the New York premiere of FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL, conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still); written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock; choreographed by Sam Pinkleton (Mr. Burns at PH; Natasha, Pierre…); and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). (more...)

Performance Network to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 6/12-7/20
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

A nominee for the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012 and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, a co-production with the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, kicks off the summer at Performance Network Theatre from June 12 - July 20, 2014. (more...)

Ross Valley Players Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Ross Valley Players presents the 2012 Pulitzer Prize nominee for Best Drama, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz. Other Desert Cities begins with a preview tonight, May 15 and runs through Sunday, June 15. Opening night is Friday, May 16 at 8PM. (more...)

Ron Rifkin to Return to THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE 5/20-23
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

RON RIFKIN, whose performance as Isaac Geldhart in the original production of The Substance of Fire earned him critical accolades as well as the Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Drama-Logue awards, will step into the role for five performances only, May 20 - 23, at Second Stage Theatre. The production's current star, JOHN NOBLE, is unable to perform those performances due to an unforeseen conflict with the filming schedule for his Fox series, Sleepy Hollow. Mr. Noble is scheduled to return for the final weekend of performances, May 24 and 25. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Richmond (more...)

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