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Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's THE HUMANS, Starring Reed Birney & Jayne HoudyshellFull Cast Announced for Roundabout's THE HUMANS, Starring Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced†final casting for the Off-Broadway premiere production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's The Humans, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Mirror Stage Examines Race and Gender in 11th Season of FEED YOUR MIND, Starting This OctoberMirror Stage Examines Race and Gender in 11th Season of FEED YOUR MIND, Starting This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Sponsored in part by 4Culture, the 2015-16 season of Mirror Stage's popular FEED YOUR MIND staged reading series traces a path from Jamestown, Virginia in 1676 to Hampton, Virginia in 1945, with a detour through Hades and Ancient Greece, exploring questions of racial and gender equity. (more...)

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & MoreThe Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre to Stage THE FOURTH WALLFirehouse Theatre to Stage THE FOURTH WALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and production team of the regional premiere of The Fourth Wall by A.R. Gurney. This second show in the Firehouse Plays series poses the question if you sensed there was something better out there, would you have the courage to change everything by stepping through to the other side? Peggy has upset her husband Roger's comfortable suburban life by rearranging the furniture in the living room of their comfortable suburban home. Roger enlists longtime friend Julia and an expert from the local community college to help him persuade Peggy to be sensible and put the furniture back where it belongs. A.R. Gurney is the recipient of many awards including a Drama Desk Special Award, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist, and multiple Outer Critics Circle Awards. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Tricycle Theatre†Artistic Director†Indhu Rubasingham†today announces the full cast for the world premiere of†A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, by multi-award winning American playwright†Marcus Gardley.†Sharon D. Clarke†and†Lucian Msamati†lead the company which also includes†Adjoa Andoh,†Ayesha Antoine,†Michelle Bonnard,Wil Johnson,†Karl Queensborough†and†Angela Wynter†in the production which opens on 14 October, with previews from 8 October, and runs until 14 November.†† (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets Fall 2015 Shows: DESIRE, PONDLING & More59E59 Theaters Sets Fall 2015 Shows: DESIRE, PONDLING & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

59E59†Theaters†has announced the line-up of shows for†Fall 2015.††All performances take place at†59E59†Theaters†(59 East†59th†Street,†between Park and Madison Avenues).††Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call†Ticket†Central†at†212-279-4200†or†online at www.59e59.org.† (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep†has announced the full company for its†2015-16 season opener†Amelie, A New Musical,†starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Kennedy Center to Host World Stages Series 2015-16Kennedy Center to Host World Stages Series 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents World Stages in the 2015-2016 season. With a long history of presenting original global works, the Kennedy Center's International Programming brings leading companies and artists from the U.S. and abroad to present six cutting-edge works of theater, music, dance, and more as part of this season's World Stages. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY Will Open MTC's 49th SeasonSarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY Will Open MTC's 49th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Marin Theatre Company†opens its 49th Season with the West Coast premiere of†Sarah Ruhl's†The Oldest Boy. An American woman and her Tibetan husband are making a life together in the United States with their son, who has just turned three. When two monks arrive on their doorstep with the revelation that the toddler may be a reincarnated lama, the ultimate test of a mother's love may be her ability to let him go. Interspersed with Tibetan Buddhist ritual and dance and featuring renowned Berkeley-based Tibetan artist†Tsering Dorjee Bawa, the play is as powerful as it is beautiful. (more...)

Stage West to Present MR. BURNS, Begin. 8/6Stage West to Present MR. BURNS, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The electrical grid has fallen, and the world is a dark and dangerous place. How is the human race to survive? And what will take the place of all the electronic devices we use to amuse and inform ourselves? One possible set of answers is very entertainingly explored in in Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, by Anne Washburn with score by Michael Friedman, beginning its 6-week regional premiere on Thursday, August 6 at Stage West.† (more...)

Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Set for DMT, 8/27-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2015-2016 Revelations Season kicks off with the regional premiere of Lynn Nottage's biting satire about racial stereotyping in Hollywood: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK.† By The Way, Meet Vera Stark will have 15 performances, including one preview, August 27 through September 20, 2015, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company to Continue Season with INTIMATE APPAREL, 7/24-8/2Chautauqua Theater Company to Continue Season with INTIMATE APPAREL, 7/24-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, presents Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel from July 24 through August 2 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

Theater Wit's BAD JEWS to Transfer to the Royal George Next MonthTheater Wit's BAD JEWS to Transfer to the Royal George Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Theater Wit has announced it will move the company's smash hit Chicago premiere of Bad Jews back to the city, after its current, virtually sold-out summer run at Skokie's North Shore Center for the Performing Arts closes on August 8. (more...)

Mamie Gummer, Karron Graves, Caitlin O'Connell, Chris Stack & Haynes Thigpen Set to Lead Roundabout's UGLY LIES THE BONEMamie Gummer, Karron Graves, Caitlin O'Connell, Chris Stack & Haynes Thigpen Set to Lead Roundabout's UGLY LIES THE BONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the cast for the†Roundabout Underground world?premiere production of Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season. The cast will feature Karron Graves (Kacie),†Mamie Gummer (Jess), Caitlin O'Connell (Voice / Their Mom), Chris Stack (Stevie) and Haynes Thigpen†(Kelvin). Roundabout welcomes back Mamie Gummer, who made her New York stage debut in Roundabout's†2005 production of Mr. Marmalade. (more...)

An Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 TheatersAn Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 Theaters
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

59E59 Theaters will†welcome The Acting Company to the 2015/2016 5A Season with the US premiere of DESIRE An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Michael Wilson, DESIRE features new plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff. DESIRE begins performances on Wednesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 11. Opening Night is Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Cast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark PlayhouseCast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl's version of Henry's death doesn't add up; so Ray determines to find the truth.† As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry's bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he'd bargained forÖ (more...)

John Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next MonthJohn Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the American screwball comedy†His Girl†Friday,†John†Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play†The Front Page†and the screen version†His Girl Friday, from August 6-30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night is†Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwright John Guare Holds Press Conference at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Playwright John Guare Holds Press Conference at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 16, 2015

Playwright John Guare recently met with the Press to discuss the Barrington Stage Company production of his adaptation of the classic American comedy HIS GIRL†FRIDAY.† Julianne Boyd, the artistic director of BSC will also be directing the production which will be on Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage from†Aug 6-30. Opening night is†Wednesday, Aug 12.† Director Julianne Boyd and actors Christopher Innvar and Jane Pfitsch joined Mr. Guare for the Press Conference in which they all took questions. (more...)

Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Sarah Steele & More Will Star in Stephen Karam's THE HUMANSReed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Sarah Steele & More Will Star in Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced†the cast of the Off-Broadway premiere production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's The Humans, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season.† (more...)

SIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO WATCH & LISTEN TOSIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO WATCH & LISTEN TO
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 7, 2015

Significant Other marks playwright Joshua Harmon's return to Roundabout following the success of his breakthrough hit Bad Jews. Warm, hilarious, and uncompromisingly honest, Significant Othertakes us into the single life of late-twenties Jordan Berman as he confronts the limits of friendship, the inscrutabilities of dating, and the loneliness of adulthood. (more...)

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