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Save $20 on Roundabout's Revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOMSave $20 on Roundabout's Revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by Contests - Broadway - May 24, 2016

Based on the short story by beloved writer Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom is the Southern-fried Robin Hood tale of Jamie Lockhart (Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County), a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who's a gentleman by day and bandit by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down. This inventive new production is filled with raucous comic performances and features an irresistibly catchy bluegrass score. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement TodayGoodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in ResidenceGoodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in Residence
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Will Hit the Studio This June to Record Cast Album!THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Will Hit the Studio This June to Record Cast Album!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced that Ghostlight Records (Kurt Deutsch, CoFounder & Album Producer; Lawrence Manchester, Album Co-Producer) will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed, Lortel Award-winning revival of The Robber Bridegroom on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. For more information and to sign-up for updates, visit sh-k-boom.com/robber-bridegroom. The Robber Bridegroom is currently playing a limited engagement through May 29, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theater. (more...)

Broken Nose Theatre Announces HUMAN TERRAIN CastBroken Nose Theatre Announces HUMAN TERRAIN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Broken Nose Theatre (BNT) continues their first season as a Pay-What-You-Can organization with the Chicago Premiere of HUMAN TERRAIN, written by recent PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award winner Jennifer Blackmer and directed by BNT Artistic Director Benjamin Brownson. Performance will June 10 - July 9 at Voice of the City, 3429 W. Diversey Ave. Press Opening is Monday, June 13 at 7:00pm. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can, available now at https://dime.io/events/human-terrain.  (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to Present Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROONWoolly Mammoth Theatre Company to Present Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces its final production of Season 36, the D.C. premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Nataki Garrett. An Octoroon will run from May 30 to June 26, 2016. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWSLantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Lantern Theater Company closes its 2015/16 season with the Philadelphia premiere of 36 Views by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka. Directed by longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier and featuring scenic, sound, and projection design by Jorge Cousineau, 36 Views runs May 26 - June 26, 2016. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. [A full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below.] (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLOJennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights SeasonBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

WANTED!  Meet The Real-Life Bandits of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM's Natchez TraceWANTED! Meet The Real-Life Bandits of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM's Natchez Trace
by Michael Dale - Apr 12, 2016

A quartet of WANTED posters tell of the dangers of that Mississippi trail. (more...)

Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers, Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  WAR will begin performances Saturday, May 21; open Monday, June 6; and run for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Adly Guirgis Reads, Signs Plays at The Drama Book Shop with Bobby Cannavale and MorePhoto Flash: Stephen Adly Guirgis Reads, Signs Plays at The Drama Book Shop with Bobby Cannavale and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5th, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) presented 'An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis,' author of the hit Broadway play The Motherf***er with the Hat, which featured a reading of excerpts from several of his plays, a discussion, and signing of his newly published play, Between Riverside and Crazy, for which he received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, at the Drama Book Shop in New York, now celebrating its 99th year. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Band Turn Broadway Classics Into Bluegrass Tunes!VIDEO: Watch THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Band Turn Broadway Classics Into Bluegrass Tunes!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

What do you get when you mix Broadway and Bluegrass? The band at Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM has a pretty good idea. (more...)

Tickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on SaleTickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Single tickets to Lincoln Center Festival shows-highlights this year include legendary stars of Japan's all-female musical troupe, Takarazuka, in Takarazuka CHICAGO; Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare'sGlobe production of The Merchant of Venice; Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic and his raucous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra; and the National Ballet of Canada performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale-will go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on April 1 and to the general public on April 11. The festival runs from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31, 2016, with 49 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries taking place in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

FUN HOME, FINDING NEVERLAND, INTO THE WOODS, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More Set for Playhouse Square's 2016-17 SeasonFUN HOME, FINDING NEVERLAND, INTO THE WOODS, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More Set for Playhouse Square's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

An eager and enthusiastic crowd of 2,800+ filed into the Connor Palace this evening to be among the first in the country to hear the lineup of hit shows coming to Cleveland as part of Playhouse Square's 2016-2017 KeyBank Broadway Series. Tonight's event included performances from the Broadway smash hit FINDING NEVERLAND, and the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, FUN HOME, which announced it will be opening its national tour right here in Cleveland. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & MoreCleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Cleveland Play House's New Ground Theatre Festival (NGTF) is breaking new ground once again, with four extraordinary works by some of America's hottest playwrights. (more...)

Tickets to New York Premiere of INDECENT at Vineyard Theatre Now on SaleTickets to New York Premiere of INDECENT at Vineyard Theatre Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Vineyard Theatre, in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre, has announced that tickets are now on sale as of today, March 22 at noon for the New York premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at The Vineyard (108 East 15th Street). Previews begin April 27 and opening night is set for May 17. For more information, please call the box office at (212) 353-0303 or visit www.vineyardtheatre.org. Group sales should call 212-353-3366, ext. 214. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18
by Nora Dominick - Mar 18, 2016

Highlights from this week include Laura Osnes holds a BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY, SHE LOVES ME and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM open, a first look at John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, and Claire Danes in DRY POWDER and SO much more! Check out all the photos below! (more...)

Playwright, Screenwriter Theresa Rebeck to Sign Copies of New Novel I'M GLAD ABOUT YOU at Drama Book ShopPlaywright, Screenwriter Theresa Rebeck to Sign Copies of New Novel I'M GLAD ABOUT YOU at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Drama Book Shop, now celebrating its 99th year, is thrilled to welcome acclaimed playwright, novelist and screenwriter Theresa Rebeck for a discussion and signing of her new novel, I'M GLAD ABOUT YOU. (more...)

VIDEO: Playwright Anne Washburn Says Sound Is Huge In Her New ANTILA PNEUMATICAVIDEO: Playwright Anne Washburn Says Sound Is Huge In Her New ANTILA PNEUMATICA
by Michael Dale - Mar 15, 2016

The last time Anne Washburn was represented at Playwrights Horizons, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY was the talk of the town. (more...)

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