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OTHER DESERT CITIES and ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Join 2nd Story Theatre's 2015 SeasonOTHER DESERT CITIES and ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Join 2nd Story Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

In King Lear, Shakespeare wrote, "The wheel is come full circle." The Bard's famous line holds true at 2nd Story where Artistic Director Ed Shea has returned the UpStage theater to its original in-the-round configuration. Shea, well known for shaking things up mid-season, said this about his decision to go back to 2nd Story's in-the-round roots: "I'd forgotten how intimate, immediate and profoundly simple theatre can be." (more...)

Hamish Linklater, John Noble & More Star in POSTERITY, Beginning Tonight at the Atlantic TheaterHamish Linklater, John Noble & More Star in POSTERITY, Beginning Tonight at the Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity will begin previews tonight, February 25 and officially open Sunday, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

OTHER DESERT CITIES Kicks Off Season 2015 at Santa Paula Theater CenterOTHER DESERT CITIES Kicks Off Season 2015 at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Santa Paula Theater Center will kick off Season 2015 with OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz from February 27 - April 5, 2015 on the SPTC Mainstage. Performances are at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2:30 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors, Students and Military and can be reserved by calling ?(805) 525-4645 or visiting www.santapaulatheatercenter.org (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Shows Play Coast-to-Coast This MonthSyracuse Stage Shows Play Coast-to-Coast This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

During the month of February, Syracuse Stage will have four productions appearing coast-to-coast. Here locally, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play will complete its run on February 15. Sizwe Banzi is Dead recently completed a run in Princeton, NJ and will start up in Syracuse on February 25. Other Desert Cities will start performing in Portland, OR on February 21 where it will run several weeks before moving to Syracuse Stage in April. Stage's fall production of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson had a second run in Seattle, WA that ended February 8. (more...)

Theatre Aspen to Honor Philanthropist Betty Gates at HOT! HOT! HOT! Gala, 3/7Theatre Aspen to Honor Philanthropist Betty Gates at HOT! HOT! HOT! Gala, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Theatre Aspen announced that its annual costume fundraiser takes place Saturday, March 7th, featuring the theme 'HOT! HOT! HOT!' The organization, celebrating its thirty-second year, will hold the gala at the Hotel Jerome, with dinner, DJ, silent and live auctions, special entertainment and dancing. Last year's 'Disco Ball' sold out, with more than 220 guests attending. (more...)

New Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2015/2016 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be: (more...)

Hot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BYHot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

It's going to be a hot ticket! Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) will make her off- Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the upcoming world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production will begin previews on April 28, 2015 and officially open on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Blythe Danner Boards NBC Miniseries THE SLAPBlythe Danner Boards NBC Miniseries THE SLAP
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner has signed on to guest star on NBC's upcoming miniseries THE SLAP, according to Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

West Coast Players to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 3/6-22West Coast Players to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 3/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

West Coast Players presents the universally acclaimed OTHER DESERT DCITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, March 6-22, 2015. (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...)

Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Premieres Tonight at the AtlanticHalley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Premieres Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard began previews on January 7 and officially opens tonight, January 20, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt Poses with Talent at NBC's Cocktail ReceptionPhoto Flash: NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt Poses with Talent at NBC's Cocktail Reception
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment recently posed with talent at NBC's 2015 TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Reception at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA. Check out the photos below, featuring cast members from CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO PD, and THE SLAP. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARDPhoto Flash: First Look- Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to present the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. Check out production photos of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Executives Pose With Network's New Stars at 2014 TCA Winter TourPhoto Flash: NBC Executives Pose With Network's New Stars at 2014 TCA Winter Tour
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Robert Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment) and Jennifer Salke (President, NBC Entertainment) took a moment to pose with the network's stars during NBC's 2015 TCA Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA. Scroll down for photos with the casts of ALLEGIANCE, ODYSSEY, ONE BIG HAPPY, A.D. and more! (more...)

WICA Opens OTHER DESERT CITIES on 2/13WICA Opens OTHER DESERT CITIES on 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

American playwright Jon Robin Baitz said he'd rather drink hemlock than harangue an audience with liberal pieties. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic DirectorPlaywrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons announced today the promotion of the theater company's Director of New Play Development Adam Greenfield to Associate Artistic Director. This is the first major change to the Artistic leadership of the acclaimed organization since Mr. Sanford was promoted from the same associate position to become Artistic Director in 1996. (more...)

Playhouse 1960 to Stage OTHER DESERT CITIES, 1/23-2/7Playhouse 1960 to Stage OTHER DESERT CITIES, 1/23-2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Playhouse 1960 presents Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz. Running January 23 through February 7, 2015. (more...)

OTHER DESERT CITIES to Run 3/6-4/5 at NCTC's Decker TheaterOTHER DESERT CITIES to Run 3/6-4/5 at NCTC's Decker Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

After last season's successful run of the San Francisco Premiere of Jon Robin Baitz' The Paris Letter, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents Baitz' Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Other Desert Cities, directed by Aturo Catricala. In this "witty, deeply enjoyable family drama" (The New York Times) Brooke announces to her prominent Republican parents she is about to publish a memoir on an explosive chapter in the family's history, drawing a line in the Palm Springs sand and daring them all to cross it. As Baitz brings dysfunctional family drama to blazingly witty and gripping new heights, NCTC's intimate Decker Theatre brings the passion, drama, and superbly crafted blow darts of wit closer to the audience than ever. (more...)

OTHER DESERT CITIES Comes to FPCT, 1/16-2/8OTHER DESERT CITIES Comes to FPCT, 1/16-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Fells Point Corner Theatre presents the Balitmore premiere of OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Michael Zemarel, January 16 - February 8, 2015. (more...)

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