Laura Pels News

Berkeley Rep Premieres THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a historical comedic drama commissioned from award-winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. When her wealthy lover mysteriously dies, Beartrice Albans' foundation of security hangs precariously by a thread. She is left to fend for her three unwed daughters in a world where freedom must be carefully negotiated. Told in a rich and lyrical river of words, this new play was developed through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. It's helmed by Patricia McGregor, whose many credits include the celebrated production of Spunk at California Shakespeare Theater. The House that will not Stand begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage today, January 31, opens on Wednesday, February 5 and runs through Sunday, March 16, 2014. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Launches Online Lottery for First Preview of STAGE KISS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Playwrights Horizon begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, January 29, for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere of STAGE KISS, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH, The Clean House, In the Next Room..., Eurydice) and directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH, Marie Antoinette, Ms.Ruhl's Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish). (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize- Including Theresa Rebeck & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, now celebrating its thirty-sixth year. Chosen from over 100 submitted plays, the Finalists are (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Returns to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA Production, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will return to the hysterically funny and affecting new play 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' this time directing the play which earned him his most recent Tony nomination. Christopher Durang's Tony-winning farce will be performed at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, tonight, January 29 through March 9, 2014, and will feature two Tony-nominated members of the Broadway cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, began previews on Friday, January 17, and opens on February 13, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through April 13, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2013-2014 Season Update
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 23, 2014

I am happy to announce further casting for our upcoming production of Violet. Joshua Henryand Colin Donnell will join the previously announced Sutton Foster. Colin joined the Roundabout family starring opposite Sutton in our Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes. And Joshua, who also played Flick in the Encores Off-Center Reading, was nominated for a Tony for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys. I am thrilled that they both will be joining us for this exciting production, and I look forward to announcing further casting soon. Please visit our website for more information and tickets. (more...)

Jim Dale to Bring JUST JIM DALE to Laura Pels Theatre; Opens 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony AwardŽ winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy AwardŽ nominee Jim Dale will star in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (more...)

Breaking News: Colin Donnell & Joshua Henry Join Sutton Foster in VIOLET on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Colin Donnell (Anything Goes) and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys) will join two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of VIOLET, directed by Leigh Silverman. (more...)

Plays by Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives Set for Primary Stages' 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) announces their 30th Anniversary Season (2014-2015). In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three new premieres. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck Visits Texas State University for SEMINAR Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Peabody award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck will visit Texas State University this weekend to spend some time with the cast and director of her play Seminar, currently in rehearsal at the university. (more...)

Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, begins previews tonight, Friday, January 17 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS to Begin PreviewsToday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winnerDonald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon will open on February 13, 2014. The cast will include Jeremy Shamos as 'Gabe,' Darren Pettie as 'Tom', Marin Hinkle as 'Karen,' and Maria Dizzia as 'Beth.' (more...)

2014-2015 Season News
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 16, 2014


Roundabout Announces Additions to 2014-15 Season; Jeremy Herrin- Helmed NOISES OFF Returns to Broadway in February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced exciting additions to the 2014-2015 theatrical season. (more...)

Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, begins previews tomorrow, Friday, January 17 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Interview with Actor, Jeremy Shamos
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 15, 2014

Ted Sod: Why did you choose to do this play and this role? (more...)

Jeremy Gerard Set for THEATER TALK this Week
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

This week's guest on THEATER TALK is journalist Jeremy Gerard, author of the new book, Wynn Place Show, subtitled A Biased History of the Rollicking Life & Extreme Times of Wynn Handman and the American Place Theatre (Smith and Kraus Publishers). Gerard tells co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins about the remarkable place in theater history occupied by Handman, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The American Place Theatre and, at age 91, still one of New York's most sought-after acting teachers. (more...)

World Premiere of Nilo Cruz's SOTTO VOCE Set for Theater for the New City, 2/15-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of 'Sotto Voce' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz from February 15 to March 9, directed by the author. (more...)

Interview with Director, Pam MacKinnon
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 14, 2014

Ted Sod: Will you tell us about yourself? Where were you born and educated? When did you decide you wanted to direct? (more...)

Interview with Playwright, Donald Margulies
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 13, 2014

Ted Sod: I was wondering if you'd tell us where you were born, where you were educated and when you decided to become a playwright. (more...)

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