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Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKEDMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Casting for THE NIGHT ALIVE, 9/18-11/16Steppenwolf Announces Casting for THE NIGHT ALIVE, 9/18-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Obie Award Winners Celebrate Backstage!Photo Coverage: Obie Award Winners Celebrate Backstage!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2014

The 59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, were given out at a ceremony last night at Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. The awards ceremony was co-hosted by Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater. The awards were presented by Betsy Aidem, Harvey Fierstein, Lena Hall, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Andy Karl, David Bar Katz, Cristin Milioti, Kelli O'Hara, Lily Rabe and Stephen Trask. BroadwayWorld was there for the ceremony and you can check out photo coverage of the winners backstage below! (more...)

FUN HOME, APPROPRIATE & More Win Big at  2014 Obie Awards!FUN HOME, APPROPRIATE & More Win Big at 2014 Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The 59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, were given out at a ceremony last night at Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. The awards ceremony was co-hosted by Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater. The awards were presented by Betsy Aidem, Harvey Fierstein, Lena Hall, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Andy Karl, David Bar Katz, Cristin Milioti, Kelli O'Hara, Lily Rabe and Stephen Trask. (more...)

Bruce Norris Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company EnsembleBruce Norris Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble has announced its newest member, playwright Bruce Norris. Among his many accomplishments, Norris is the author of The Qualms, playing July 3 - August 31 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. Since 2000, Steppenwolf has produced seven of Norris's plays, including Clybourne Park and the world premieres of A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, Purple Heart and The Infidel. (more...)

Steppenwolf to Stage Chicago Premiere of Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE, 7/8-8/30Steppenwolf to Stage Chicago Premiere of Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE, 7/8-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced that the fifth play in its 2014/15 Subscription Season is the Chicago premiere of Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the production features ensemble member Tim Hopper in the Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St), July 8 - August 30, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New Stars of WICKED on Broadway - Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini and More!Photo Flash: First Look at the New Stars of WICKED on Broadway - Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

WICKED welcomed new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster at the end of last month, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the new company below! (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets 2014-15 Season: Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE, Rory Kinnear's THE HERD & MoreSteppenwolf Sets 2014-15 Season: Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE, Rory Kinnear's THE HERD & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey announced today the 2014/15 Subscription Season, including a series of premieres; one remaining title will be announced at a later date. The season begins in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre with Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, directed by Henry Wishcamper. Up next, Joe Mantello directs the world premiere of Airline Highway by Lisa D'Amour. In the Upstairs Theatre, Robert O'Hara directs Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi. And in April 2015, ensemble member K. Todd Freeman directs The Herd by Rory Kinnear. (more...)

Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini & More to Join Cast of WICKED in FebruaryChristine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini & More to Join Cast of WICKED in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster beginning Tuesday, February 25. CHRISTINE DWYER will assume the role of Elphaba, after recently performing the role on National Tour, and JENNI BARBER (The Nance, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will assume the role of Glinda. (more...)

Glenn Close, Jessica Hecht & More Cast in Tim Blake Nelson's ANESTHESIAGlenn Close, Jessica Hecht & More Cast in Tim Blake Nelson's ANESTHESIA
by Movies News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

Deadline reports that Glenn Close, Sam Waterston, Gretchen Mol, Michael K. Williams, Corey Stoll, Jessica Hect, Gloria Reuben have signed on to the cast of Tim Blake Nelson's 'Anesthesia'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MANPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and directed by Tony-winner Des McAnuff, through Sunday, October 13. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MANReview Roundup: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
by Review Roundups - Sep 13, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say (more...)

Review: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Unmasks Two Racial IconsReview: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Unmasks Two Racial Icons
by Michael Dale - Sep 13, 2013

Will Power's provocative comic drama is inspired by a photo of Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit. (more...)

2012-2013 Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Announced2012-2013 Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Five world premiere plays and three new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences received Jeff nominations by the Jeff Awards Committee and are among the 166 nominations in 36 categories announced for Chicago Equity theatrical productions opened between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013. (more...)

Something's Coming: Fall Season Preview- Off-Broadway!Something's Coming: Fall Season Preview- Off-Broadway!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 2, 2013

This Fall will bring with it ten new Broadway plays and five new Broadway musicals, and yet there is even more on the way for Off-Broadway, including: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON, ARGUENDO, THE OLD FRIENDS, FETCH CLAY MAKE MAN, BIKE AMERICA, NATURAL AFFECTION, FUN HOME, BAD JEWS, LADY DAY, ANTHEM, GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS, THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS, THE JACKSONIAN, HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, CHERI, DOMESTICATED, LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, and THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nikki M. James, Des McAnuff & More on Making FETCH CLAY, MAKE MANSTAGE TUBE: Nikki M. James, Des McAnuff & More on Making FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and directed by Tony-winner Des McAnuff, through Sunday, October 13. In the video below, McAnuff, Power, actors Nikki M. James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman and boxing coordinator Michail Olajide, Jr. talk about the making of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN. Check it out below! (more...)

NYTW Presents FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Starring Nikki M James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman & More, Beg. TodayNYTW Presents FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Starring Nikki M James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman & More, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola has announced that Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and directed by Des McAnuff, will begin performances tonight, August 23 at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. Opening night is set for Thursday, September 12 at 7pm. Fetch Clay, Make Man is scheduled to run through Sunday, October 13; tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN - Nikki M James, Ray Fisher and More!Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN - Nikki M James, Ray Fisher and More!
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and directed by Des McAnuff, will begin performances Friday, August 23 at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. Opening night is set for Thursday, September 12 at 7pm. Fetch Clay, Make Man is scheduled to run through Sunday, October 13. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you coverage below! (more...)

NYTW Presents FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Starring Nikki M James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman & More, 8/23NYTW Presents FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Starring Nikki M James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman & More, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola has announced that Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and directed by Des McAnuff, will begin performances Friday, August 23 at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. Opening night is set for Thursday, September 12 at 7pm. Fetch Clay, Make Man is scheduled to run through Sunday, October 13; tickets are on sale now. (more...)

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Open at Steppenwolf Theatre, Feb 3THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Open at Steppenwolf Theatre, Feb 3
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Steppenwolf Theatre Company begins the new year with Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, under the direction of ensemble member Austin Pendleton. The Birthday Party features ensemble members Ian Barford, Francis Guinan, Moira Harris and John Mahoney with Sophia Sinise (one actor is still to be announced). The Birthday Party begins previews January 24 (Opening night is February 3, 2013; Press performances are February 2 at 3pm and February 5 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 19 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 - $78) go on sale November 16 at 11am (prices are subject to change). (more...)

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