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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 for… (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...)

BWW Interview: Barbara Barrie's SIGNIFICANT RoleBWW Interview: Barbara Barrie's SIGNIFICANT Role
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 7, 2015

The veteran actor plays a grandmother who serves as ballast for a gay man struggling to find that certain someone in Joshua Harmon's bittersweet and laugh-out-loud funny play. (more...)

SIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO DOSIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO DO
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jun 26, 2015

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SIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO READSIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO READ
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jun 25, 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...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 13-19THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2015

Been watching Bombshell in Concert videos all week? Still listening to Sydney Lucas singing 'Ring of Keys'? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)


by Walter McBride - Jun 19, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Significant Other officially opened last night, June 18, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: Roundabout's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Jun 19, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Significant Other officially opened last night, June 18, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Joshua Harmon's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Joshua Harmon's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 18, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Significant Other officially opens tonight, June 18, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Roundabout's SIGNIFICANT OTHER, Starring Gideon Glick, Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayRoundabout's SIGNIFICANT OTHER, Starring Gideon Glick, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Significant Other officially opens tonight, June 18, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. (more...)

Weddings: A Look at Then and NowWeddings: A Look at Then and Now
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jun 17, 2015

Over time, American weddings have changed dramatically, and not just with regards to fashion. The New York Times recently printed an opinion piece on the costs involved for the happy couple and their guests, and through his play, Significant Other, Joshua Harmon brings to the stage some of the modern wedding traditions we experience today. Below we contrast wedding traditions from the 1950's and now. (more...)

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