Laura Pels News

Michael Wilson-Helmed TALLEY'S FOLLY Set to Open at Laura Pels Theatre in March 2013Michael Wilson-Helmed TALLEY'S FOLLY Set to Open at Laura Pels Theatre in March 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced a new production of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley's Folly, directed by Michael Wilson, will complete the 2012-2013 theatrical season. (more...)

The Group Rep to Present THE PARIS LETTER, 7/20-9/2The Group Rep to Present THE PARIS LETTER, 7/20-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2012

The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre is proud to present Jon Robin Baitz' THE PARIS LETTER, directed by the award-winning, Jules Aaron produced by Patrick Burke for the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, California. The play runs July 20 through September 2, 2012. (more...)

Susannah Berryman and Jesse Bush Lead Hangar Theatre's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, 9/7-15Susannah Berryman and Jesse Bush Lead Hangar Theatre's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, 9/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

The fifth production of the 2012 Hangar season is a true American classic, Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful. This intensely moving and riveting story of acceptance and coming home again will be directed by the Hangar's Associate Artistic Director Stephanie Yankwitt (Hangar's Rounding Third) and features a cast of local favorites including Susannah Berryman (Hangar's Penelope of Ithaca, The Chalk Circle, Cabaret, and The Rainmaker) and Jesse Bush (Hangar's Ever So Humble, Disney's Beauty and the Beast). The Trip to Bountiful will preview September 6, and run September 7 through September 15th. (more...)

Adam Rapp, Christopher Durang, And More Win 2012 Pen AwardsAdam Rapp, Christopher Durang, And More Win 2012 Pen Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2012

PEN American Center has just announced the winners and runners-up of the 2012 PEN Awards, the most comprehensive literary awards program in the country. This year marks PEN's 90th anniversary. For more than 50 of those years PEN's Literary Awards program has honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2012

If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet's Jake Gyllenhaal, will appear on "The Late Show with David Letterman" tonight, Monday, August 27th between 11:35PM-12:35AM on channel 2. (more...)

Casa 0101 Theater Presents Nilo Cruz's LORCA IN A GREEN DRESS, 7/20-8/26Casa 0101 Theater Presents Nilo Cruz's LORCA IN A GREEN DRESS, 7/20-8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2012

Casa 0101 Theater, Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director, and The Center for Collaboration with the Arts at Whittier College will present "Lorca in a Green Dress," written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Nilo Cruz, under the direction of Jennifer Sage Holmes at Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. 1st Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Height, Calif., on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m., July 20 - August 26, 2012. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

Previews begin tonight for If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, a new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst. If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet features Annie Funke (Anna), Michelle Gomez (Fiona), Jake Gyllenhaal (Terry) and Brian F. O'Byrne (George). (more...)

David Henry Hwang to Receive the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright AwardDavid Henry Hwang to Receive the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2012

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that David Henry Hwang will receive the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the 5th Annual Steinberg Playwright "Mimi" Awards. The Mimi Awards promote theater as a vital part of our culture by nurturing American playwrights and encouraging the development and production of new American plays. (more...)

A Conversation with Actor: Jake GyllenhaalA Conversation with Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 22, 2012

Before rehearsals began, Education Dramaturg Ted Sod interviewed actor Jake Gyllenhaal to discuss his work on If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. (more...)

A Conversation with Director: Michael LonghurstA Conversation with Director: Michael Longhurst
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 22, 2012

Before rehearsals began, Education Dramaturg, Ted Sod interviewed director Michael Longhurst to discuss his work on If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. (more...)

A Conversation with Playwright: Nick PayneA Conversation with Playwright: Nick Payne
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 22, 2012

Before rehearsals began, Education Dramaturg, Ted Sod interviewed playwright Nick Payne to discuss his work on If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. (more...)

A Conversation with Set Designer: Beowulf BorittA Conversation with Set Designer: Beowulf Boritt
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 22, 2012

Before rehearsals began, Education Dramaturg, Ted Sod sat down with set designer Beowulf Boritt to discuss his work on If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. (more...)

Profiles Theatre's SWEET AND SAD Features Co-Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox, Now thru 10/7Profiles Theatre's SWEET AND SAD Features Co-Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox, Now thru 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2012

Profiles Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Sweet and Sad by Richard Nelson, opening the company's 2012-2013 season. Sweet and Sad, directed by Joe Jahraus and featuring Co-Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox, runs tonight, August 17, 2012 - October 7, 2012 with the press opening on Friday, August 24 at 8:00 pm. Performances are held at Profiles newest venue, The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz Set to Join Katie Holmes in Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS; Opens 11/28 at Music Box TheatreNorbert Leo Butz Set to Join Katie Holmes in Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS; Opens 11/28 at Music Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will join Katie Holmes on Broadway this fall in DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This limited engagement of DEAD ACCOUNTS, produced by Jeffrey Finn, John N. Hart Jr., David Mirvish, and The Shubert Organization, will begin previews on Saturday, November 3 and open Wednesday, November 28 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Erich Bergen, Joyce Chittick, Alex Finke Join Cast of ANYTHING GOES TourErich Bergen, Joyce Chittick, Alex Finke Join Cast of ANYTHING GOES Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, which will make its Cleveland premiere October 2, 2012 at PlayhouseSquare as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. Previously announced actress Rachel York will star as Reno Sweeney and Fred Applegate will star as Moonface Martin. The principal cast also includes Erich Bergen as Billy Crocker, Jeff Brooks as Purser, Joyce Chittick as Erma, Alex Finke as Hope Harcourt, Dennis Kelly as Elisha Whitney, Vincent Rodriguez III as Luke, Marcus Shane as John, Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Edward Staudenmayer as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and Chuck Wagner as Captain. (more...)

Sanaa Lathan to Lead BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK at Geffen Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!Sanaa Lathan to Lead BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK at Geffen Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Stage and screen star Sanaa Lathan (A Raisin in the Sun, Contagion) returns to the title role in Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark for its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. Lathan, who originated the character of Vera Stark in the critically acclaimed New York run, will once again take the stage as the 1930's era maid turned movie star, reunited with original cast member Kimberly Hebert Gregory (Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer) reprising her role as fellow aspiring African American actress Lottie. Broadway vet and Geffen alum Merle Dandridge (Spamalot, Rent, Aida) will take on the spicy role of Anna Mae, who fakes a Brazilian accent for a slice of fame, and former leading lady of ABC's Man Up, Amanda Detmer, will portray Gloria Mitchell, the white starlet dubbed "America's little sweetie pie" and Vera's first employer. Helmed by award-winning director Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere cast also features Kevin Carroll (Paid in Full, Being John Malkovich), Spencer Garrett (Iron Man 3, Air Force One) and Geffen alum Mather Zickel (Extraordinary Chambers, Rachel Getting Married). (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Create Chamber Version of MELANCHOLY PLAY, Set for 7/18-27Sarah Ruhl to Create Chamber Version of MELANCHOLY PLAY, Set for 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

13P, the innovative collective of 13 playwrights, is about to culminate the mission it set forth upon its founding in 2003: to produce one play by each of its members. Pulitzer Finalist, TONY Award nominee and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient Sarah Ruhl (P#13) is creating a new, chamber version of her Melancholy Play (2001) with the composer Todd Almond and Davis McCallum, who directed a version of the work in 2002. (more...)

Photo Coverage: IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET Cast Meets the Press!Photo Coverage: IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET Cast Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the American Premiere of Nick Payne's IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET, directed by Michael Longhurst. If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet will feature Annie Funke as "Anna," Michelle Gomez as "Fiona," Jake Gyllenhaal as "Terry" and Brian F. O'Byrne as "George." The cast and creative team met the press earlier yesterday, and you can check out our full photo coverage below! (more...)

Profiles Theatre's SWEET AND SAD Features Co-Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox, 8/17-10/7Profiles Theatre's SWEET AND SAD Features Co-Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox, 8/17-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Profiles Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Sweet and Sad by Richard Nelson, opening the company's 2012-2013 season. Sweet and Sad, directed by Joe Jahraus and featuring Co-Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox, runs August 17, 2012 - October 7, 2012 with the press opening on Friday, August 24 at 8:00 pm. Performances are held at Profiles newest venue, The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YETFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the American Premiere of Nick Payne's IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET, directed by Michael Longhurst. If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet will feature Annie Funke as "Anna," Michelle Gomez as "Fiona," Jake Gyllenhaal as "Terry" and Brian F. O'Byrne as "George." The cast and creative team met the press earlier today, and you can check out a sneak peek of our coverage below. Be sure to check back later for full photo coverage! (more...)

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