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Darren Criss, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More Among 48th Annual LADCC Award NomineesDarren Criss, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More Among 48th Annual LADCC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2016 (Dec. 1, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2016). (more...)

National New Play Network to Premiere 4 Plays at 15 Theaters This YearNational New Play Network to Premiere 4 Plays at 15 Theaters This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces four Rolling World Premieres: Halftime with Don by Ken Weitzman, Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood, The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger, and Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan. The four plays will receive a total of 15 NNPN RWP productions, with each play seeing at least three distinct productions in a discrete 12-month period. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Announces Judges for 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional FinalsCenter Theatre Group Announces Judges for 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Center Theatre Group is announcing five judges from varying professions that will participate in the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) Regional Finals taking place at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 27. (more...)

FUN HOME Opens Tomorrow at the AhmansonFUN HOME Opens Tomorrow at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical "Fun Home" opens February 22 at the Ahmanson Theatre and continues through April 1, 2017. "Fun Home" has one preview performance on February 21. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Extends for Third and Final Time at the TaperZOOT SUIT Extends for Third and Final Time at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Due to continued extraordinary ticket sales and resounding critical response, Center Theatre Group is announcing a third and final one-week extension for the run of Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit' at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the GoodmanUNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's (The Flick) adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya opens tonight and appears for a now-extended run through March 19 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

Announcing 10th Annual Roots PicnicAnnouncing 10th Annual Roots Picnic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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The Roots Announce Lineup for Annual Acclaimed Festival 'Roots Picnic'The Roots Announce Lineup for Annual Acclaimed Festival 'Roots Picnic'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today, the legendary Roots crew announce that their annual ROOTS PICNIC is returning to Philadelphia's Festival Pier at Penn's Landing on SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Stacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the GoodmanStacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ten years after their critically acclaimed collaboration on King Lear, Artistic Director Robert Falls and stage and screen star Stacy Keach-both 2015 Theater Hall of Fame inductees-reunite for the world premiere of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. (more...)

THRONES!: THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 3/26THRONES!: THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

THIS IS NOT THE DAY WE DIE!  Six Actors! 51 Roles.! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is EXTENDING YET AGAIN through SUNDAY, MARCH 26 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

MATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at AbingdonMATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company welcomes Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story) to the cast of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION on Tuesday, February 21. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Presents the New York Premiere of IN AND OF ITSELF by Derek DelgaudioNeil Patrick Harris Presents the New York Premiere of IN AND OF ITSELF by Derek Delgaudio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show, IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (What About Bob?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors). (more...)

The Public Theater to Host Memorial for L.A. Artistic Director Gordon DavidsonThe Public Theater to Host Memorial for L.A. Artistic Director Gordon Davidson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A private memorial service for Gordon Davidson, a longtime friend of The Public Theater and former Artistic Director of the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles for 38 years, will be held at The Public on Sunday, February 12. The Public Theater will also dim the lights on Sunday at approximately 6:00 p.m. in honor of Davidson and his enormous contributions to the American Theater. (more...)

Sing 'Ring of Keys' and Win Free Tickets to FUN HOME at the AhmansonSing 'Ring of Keys' and Win Free Tickets to FUN HOME at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

In anticipation of 'Fun Home' coming to the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will host a Sing Out 'Ring of Keys' Contest. Individuals and non-professional choirs are invited to submit video of themselves singing the song 'Ring of Keys' from the musical 'Fun Home.' (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on BroadwayEntire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

NMA's PARADISE LOST: RECLAIMING DESTINY Adaptation to Play Greenway CourtNMA's PARADISE LOST: RECLAIMING DESTINY Adaptation to Play Greenway Court
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble in association with Greenway Arts Alliance, present a movement adaptation of John Milton's eloquent epic poem, Paradise Lost. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF at the DouglasPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Casting is complete and rehearsals have begun for Ngozi Anyanwu's new play 'Good Grief' at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Patricia McGregor, Anyanwu will also perform in 'Good Grief' for its world premiere at the Douglas, which begins previews February 26, opens March 5 and closes March 26, 2017. This is the first of Anyanwu's plays to receive a full professional production. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This SpringSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Six Community Conversations for ZOOT SUITCenter Theatre Group to Host Six Community Conversations for ZOOT SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host six Community Conversations for 'Zoot Suit,' which returns to the Mark Taper Forum to celebrate Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary. This series of panel conversations on selected nights throughout the run will be open to the public and feature local thought leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on our stages. (more...)

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