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Arena Stage to Present PULLMAN PORTER BLUES, Starring E. Faye Butler, This NovemberArena Stage to Present PULLMAN PORTER BLUES, Starring E. Faye Butler, This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Following its celebrated opening at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pullman Porter Blues travels across the country to sweep D.C. audiences along for a ride in its world-premiere co-production at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by her grandfather's work on the postal trains, playwright Cheryl L. West, whose work at Arena Stage includes Jar the Floor and Play On!, returns with the tale of three Pullman train porters whose journey is underscored by Midwest blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train." Directed by Lisa Peterson (Arena's The Rainmaker and The Quality of Life), Pullman Porter Blues runs November 23, 2012 - January 6, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Interviews with John Hurt, Eric Idle and More in Opening Night of KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Center Theatre GroupSTAGE TUBE: Interviews with John Hurt, Eric Idle and More in Opening Night of KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Center Theatre Group
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2012

Gate Theatre Dublin's production of "Krapp's Last Tape" by Samuel Beckett, performed by John Hurt and directed by Michael Colgan, opened at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre on October 10, and runs through November 4, 2012. BroadwayWorld has a video of interviews with the star, John Hurt as well as Eric Idle and Gary Oldman. Check it out below! (more...)

Robert DeNiro to Receive Santa Barbara Film Festival Award for 'Excellence in Film'Robert DeNiro to Receive Santa Barbara Film Festival Award for 'Excellence in Film'
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Director, producer and Academy Award-winning actor ROBERT DE?NIRO has been chosen to receive The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's seventh annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM at a black-tie Gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara on Saturday, December 8, 2012. (more...)

Silk Road Rising Opens NIGHT OVER ERZINGA World Premiere Tonight, 10/13Silk Road Rising Opens NIGHT OVER ERZINGA World Premiere Tonight, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

Silk Road Rising is set to present the World Premiere of Night Over Erzinga, written by Adriana Sevahn Nichols and directed by Lisa Portes. Night Over Erzinga runs now through November 11, 2012, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Chicago. Press opening is tonight, October 13 at 3:00 pm. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 10/8Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 10/8
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2012

In this week's edition of Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week', we bring you the most-read stories for the week of October 8! From reviews to interviews, videos and photos, catch up on all the latest regional happenings around the Broadway World! (more...)

BWW Reviews: John Hurt Inspiring in KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Kirk DouglasBWW Reviews: John Hurt Inspiring in KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Kirk Douglas
by Don Grigware - Oct 12, 2012

It seems an easy acting assignment; sit at a table in the dark, wait for the lights to come up full, gather your thoughts, eat a banana or two, explore the limits of your playing area, bring out a few properties from the wings, including an old tape recorder, and then sit, listen, react and comment on what you hear on the tape until, finally, the lights fade to black. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Peter Asher and More at KRAPP'S LAST TAPE's Opening in LA!Photo Flash: John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Peter Asher and More at KRAPP'S LAST TAPE's Opening in LA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

Gate Theatre Dublin's production of "Krapp's Last Tape" by Samuel Beckett, performed by John Hurt and directed by Michael Colgan, opened at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre last night, October 10, and runs through November 4, 2012. Check out photos of Hurt, Colgan, Gary Oldman, Alexandra Edenborough, Anwen Rees-Myers, Charlayne Woodard and more on opening night! (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Opens LOMBARDI, 10/20Arizona Theatre Company Opens LOMBARDI, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Few people know the real story of football's most legendary coach, Vince Lombardi. Through his inspirations and passions, he had an ability to drive people to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Arizona Theatre Company's "Lombardi" centers on the iconic Green Bay Packers coach during a pivotal week in 1965. This Southwest premiere production of the Broadway hit plays at the Temple of Music and Art and runs from October 20 - November 10, 2012. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from November 15 - December 2, 2012. "Lombardi" is supported by Opening Night Sponsor, Kate Garner. Arizona Theatre Company Season Sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

Justin Long, Robin Weigert and More Set for OTHER DESERT CITIES in LA; Complete Cast Announced!Justin Long, Robin Weigert and More Set for OTHER DESERT CITIES in LA; Complete Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

Jeannie Berlin, Robert Foxworth, Justin Long, Robin Weigert and JoBeth Williams are set for Center Theatre Group's production of the Tony-nominated "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz. Robert Egan directs the West Coast premiere, which starts previews on November 28, 2012, opens December 9 and runs through January 6, 2013. (more...)

John Hurt Stars in Gate Theatre Dublin's KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 10/8-11/4John Hurt Stars in Gate Theatre Dublin's KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 10/8-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2012

Gate Theatre Dublin's production of "Krapp's Last Tape" by Samuel Beckett, performed by John Hurt and directed by Michael Colgan, comes to Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre from October 10 through November 4, 2012. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Opens Season with NEIGHBORHOOD 3 Tonight, 10/7Strawdog Theatre Company Opens Season with NEIGHBORHOOD 3 Tonight, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2012

Strawdog Theatre Company opens their 25th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Jennifer Haley's Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, directed by Joanie Schultz, tonight, October 7 - November 10 at the Strawdog Theatre, 3829 North Broadway Street. The performance schedule is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Preview performance tickets are $15 with performances Thursday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. There is a benefit preview performance, Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., $50 tickets include access to post-performance reception. Opening/Press Night is Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $28 with group, senior and student discounts available. Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. is an industry performance where available tickets are $10 for people presenting resumes or headshots. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CTG's Artistic Director Michael Ritchie on OTHER DESERT CITIES, Beginning in Nov 2012STAGE TUBE: CTG's Artistic Director Michael Ritchie on OTHER DESERT CITIES, Beginning in Nov 2012
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2012

Center Theatre Group's Robert Egan will direct Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" at the Mark Taper Forum. The play that received a 2012 Tony nomination for Best Play will be presented in its West Coast premiere at the Taper and will close out the Taper's 45th season at the Los Angeles Music Center. The presentation of "Other Desert Cities" runs November 28, 2012, through January 6, 2013, with the opening set for December 9. In the video below, watch CTG's Artistic Director Michael Ritchie discuss 'Other Desert Cities'! (more...)

Photo Flash: NOVEMBER Opens at CTG's Mark Taper Forum This Sunday, October 7Photo Flash: NOVEMBER Opens at CTG's Mark Taper Forum This Sunday, October 7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

"November," David Mamet's scathingly hilarious take on the lengths to which politicians will go to win an election, opens at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum October 7, 2012, at 7 p.m. Performances continue through November 4. Check out photos of Ed Begley, Jr., Felicity Huffman and Rod McLachlan below! (more...)

A Noise Within Opens 2012-13 Season with CYMBELINE Tonight, 9/29A Noise Within Opens 2012-13 Season with CYMBELINE Tonight, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, launches its 2012-13 season - its second in its permanent, new, state-of-the-art, Pasadena home - with WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S outrageously romantic fairy-tale CYMBELINE, opening tonight, September 29 and closing Sunday, November 18, 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ed Begley, Jr. in CTG's NOVEMBER Campaign Promo for 'Charles Smith'!STAGE TUBE: Ed Begley, Jr. in CTG's NOVEMBER Campaign Promo for 'Charles Smith'!
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2012

David Mamet's fiendishly funny comedy "November," is now playing at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum through November 4, 2012, with an official opening set for October 7. The cast features Ed Begley, Jr., Felicity Huffman and Rod McLachlan, as well as Gregory Cruz and Todd Weeks. Watch a re-election campaign promo for November's 'Charles Smith' below! (more...)

NoHo Arts Center Ensemble Opens World Premiere of THE RED ROOM Tonight, 9/28NoHo Arts Center Ensemble Opens World Premiere of THE RED ROOM Tonight, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

The multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) presents a world premiere play, THE RED ROOM, written by former WGA President Christopher Knopf and directed by NoHo Arts Center Artistic Director James J. Mellon. THE RED ROOM opens tonight, Friday, September 28 at 8pm and will run for six weeks through Sunday, October 28 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre Announces 2012 - 2013 SeasonPerformance Network Theatre Announces 2012 - 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

Though Ann Arbor's professional theatre is still in the thick of its record-breaking 30th anniversary season, Performance Network has lined up seven exceptional plays and musicals for its 31st, to begin in the fall. (more...)

Original Chicago Cast Set for METAMORPHOSES at Lookingglass Theatre, 9/19-28Original Chicago Cast Set for METAMORPHOSES at Lookingglass Theatre, 9/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

Lookingglass Theatre Company will open its 25th Anniversary Season with Metamorphoses, based on the Myths of Ovid, written and directed by Lookingglass Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman. The show will play September 19 - September 28, 2012. The return of Lookingglass' seminal production, coinciding with the 10th Anniversary of the Broadway run, will open at Lookingglass in the fall of 2012 and will then move to Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Opens Season with NEIGHBORHOOD 3, 10/7Strawdog Theatre Company Opens Season with NEIGHBORHOOD 3, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2012

Strawdog Theatre Company opens their 25th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Jennifer Haley's Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, directed by Joanie Schultz, October 7 - November 10 at the Strawdog Theatre, 3829 North Broadway Street. The performance schedule is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Preview performance tickets are $15 with performances Thursday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. There is a benefit preview performance, Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., $50 tickets include access to post-performance reception. Opening/Press Night is Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $28 with group, senior and student discounts available. Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. is an industry performance where available tickets are $10 for people presenting resumes or headshots. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, 10/19-11/11Dallas Theater Center Presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, 10/19-11/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

Dallas Theater Center continues its exciting and conversation-provoking 2012-2013 season with the regional premiere of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. This unique experience will transport audience members into the thrilling and aggressive world of professional wrestling, complete with a wrestling ring, while weaving a story of power and class in America. The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity runs at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Friday, October 19 - Sunday, November 11. (more...)

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