Laura Pels News

Dael Orlandersmith Brings STOOP STORIES To Chicago 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2009

Dael Orlandersmith takes Chicago audiences on an electrifying journey through the spirit and soul of Harlem in her explosive solo piece Stoop Stories at Goodman Theatre. Hailed a 'triumph' (Washington City Paper) in its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Studio Theatre this past spring, Stoop Stories comes to Chicago directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney. (more...)

THE RIVER CROSSES RIVER: A Festival Featuring 13 Short Plays By Women Of Color Runs 9/9-27 At The Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

The Ensemble Studio Theatre and Going to the River have lined up some of the most gifted women playwrights of color - some new, some established - for a three-week presentation of thirteen short plays in a new play series entitled The River Crosses Rivers, a three-week festival of short one-act plays by women of color, September 9 through 27 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Foster, Brescia, Gertner And Wetherhead To Star In Roundabout's ORDINARY DAYS, Runs 10/2-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full cast for Ordinary Days, a new musical with Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Marc Bruni. Ordinary Days will feature Lisa Brescia as 'Claire,' Hunter Foster as 'Jason,' Jared Gertner as 'Warren' and Kate Wetherhead as 'Deb.' This production marks the first musical presented in the Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Rosena M. Hill Sings 'IF YOU BELIEVE' At The Triad Theatre 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2009

The Triad Theatre Presents Rosina M. Hill in: 'If You Believe'- Monday, August 17th, 2009, at 7:00pm - featuring Joseph Joubert -Piano, Jason Jackson-trombone, Eric Lucero- trumpet, Ben Brown- Bass, and Buddy Williams-Drums. (more...)

Rosena M. Hill Sings 'IF YOU BELIEVE' At The Triad Theatre 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2009

The Triad Theatre Presents Rosina M. Hill in: 'If You Believe'- Monday, August 17th, 2009, at 7:00pm - featuring Joseph Joubert -Piano, Jason Jackson-trombone, Eric Lucero- trumpet, Ben Brown- Bass, and Buddy Williams-Drums. (more...)

Paula Vogel Announced As Kansas William Inge Theatre Festival 2010 Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Paula Vogel is the Honoree Playwright of the 29th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival, in Independence, Kansas, produced by the William Inge Center for the Arts at Independence Community College, Independence, KS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BYE BYE BIRDIE Celebrates Box Office Opening With $10 Tickets, Prizes And More!
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Todd Haimes) presented a huge event this morning, Monday, August 10th, 2009 at 11:45AM to celebrate the box office opening at Broadway's new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). The box office officially opened at 12:00PM with tickets on sale to the general public. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's BYE BYE BIRDIE Announces Live Twitter Event To Celebrate Box Office Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Todd Haimes) is pleased to announce the huge event to celebrate the box office opening at Broadway's new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) will be a live Twitter event. (more...)

Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE Celebrates Box Office Opening With $10 tickets, Prizes And More On 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Todd Haimes) is pleased to announce a huge event on Monday, August 10th, 2009 at 11:45AM to celebrate the box office opening at Broadway's new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). The box office will officially open at 12:00PM with tickets on sale to the general public. (more...)

Tony Winner 'Take Me Out' At Rising Action Theatre
by Beau Higgins - Aug 07, 2009

Playwright Richard Greenberg won a Tony Award for Best Play 2003 for Take Me Out. Take Me Out traveled from London to New York in the first co-production of the Donmar Warehouse and The Public Theater, and then transferred to Broadway. He is the author of over 25 plays including 8 South Coast Repertory World Premieres: The Violet Hour, Three Days of Rain (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Olivier, Drama Desk and Hull-Warriner nominations), and The Extra Man. He is a winner of the Oppenheimer Award and the first winner of the PEN/Laura Pels Award for a playwright in mid-career. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's BYE BYE BIRDIE Announces Live Twitter Event To Celebrate Box Office Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Todd Haimes) is pleased to announce the huge event to celebrate the box office opening at Broadway's new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) will be a live Twitter event. (more...)

Mark-Paul Gosselaar And Justin Kirk Set To Join Julie White In Roundabout's THE UNDERSTUDY
by Movies News Desk - Aug 05, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the full cast of the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis. Joining previously announced Tony Award winner Julie White as 'Roxanne' are Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT's 'Raising the Bar') as 'Jake' and Justin Kirk (Showtime's 'Weeds') as 'Harry'. (more...)

Tony Kushner To Receive Chicago Tribune's 2009 Literary Prize For Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2009

Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner will receive the 2009 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement. The recognition will be presented November 8th during a special event at Symphony Center, as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. (more...)

Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE Celebrates Box Office Opening With $10 tickets, Prizes And More On 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 03, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Todd Haimes) is pleased to announce a huge event on Monday, August 10th, 2009 at 11:45AM to celebrate the box office opening at Broadway's new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). The box office will officially open at 12:00PM with tickets on sale to the general public. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Stamos And Gershon, Previews 9/10, Opens 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

The Roundabout Theatre Celebrates Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday 3/22/2010 With A Star Studded Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2009

Stephen Sondheim turns 80 on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 and Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will celebrate this landmark with a star-studded tribute at the 2010 Spring Gala: Sondheim 80. (more...)

TIN PAN ALLEY RAG's Michael Boatman And Michael Therriault Set For NY1's On Stage 7/25, WCBS 2 News 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2009

This weekend, The Tin Pan Alley Rag's Michael Boatman and Michael Therriault, will appear on NY1's 'On Stage' beginning Saturday, July 25th on channel 1 and WCBS 2 News on Sunday, July 26th between 8:30AM-9AM on channel 2. Boatman and Therriault sit down with NY1 & WCBS to discuss their roles as the legendary musicians Scott Joplin and Irving Berlin. (more...)

TIN PAN ALLEY RAG's Michael Boatman And Michael Therriault Set For NY1's On Stage 7/25, WCBS 2 News 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2009

This weekend, The Tin Pan Alley Rag's Michael Boatman and Michael Therriault, will appear on NY1's 'On Stage' beginning Saturday, July 25th on channel 1 and WCBS 2 News on Sunday, July 26th between 8:30AM-9AM on channel 2. Boatman and Therriault sit down with NY1 & WCBS to discuss their roles as the legendary musicians Scott Joplin and Irving Berlin. (more...)

THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG's Michael Boatman And Michael Patrick Walker To Guest on The Leonard Lopate Show 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2009

Actor Michael Boatman and musical director Michael Patrick Walker, will be featured on WNYC's 'The Leonard Lopate Show' on Tuesday, July 21st from 12:40PM-1:00PM on 93.9FM and AM 820. (more...)

Goodman Theatre To Present Dael Orlandersmith's 'STOOP STORIES' 9/12 - 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2009

Goodman Theatre is proud to present the Chicago premiere of Dael Orlandersmith's Stoop Stories, September 12 - October 11, 2009 the Goodman's 400-seat flexible Owen Bruner Theatre. Tickets are $10 - $40 and go on sale Friday, August 7 at GoodmanTheatre.org. (more...)

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