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Public Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play CyclePublic Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere three-play cycle THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, Play One: HUNGRY, will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. The second play, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

B Street Theatre to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This WinterB Street Theatre to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

By award winning playwright Will Eno, B Street enthusiastically presents THE REALISTIC JONESES as the first of four shows in our 2016 B3 Series season. THE REALISTIC JONESES will play January 9 - February 6, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FOURTH WALL at Firehouse TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE FOURTH WALL at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

THE FOURTH WALL by A.R. Gurney, directed by Kerrigan Sullivan, runs now through January 31, 2016 in its regional premiere at Firehouse Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus CenterTickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

2Cents Theatre's DEN OF THIEVES Opens in January2Cents Theatre's DEN OF THIEVES Opens in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed productions of the hit musicals Rent and Fugitive Songs is thrilled to present DEN OF THIEVES, written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric Augusztiny. DEN OF THIEVES will preview on Saturday, January 9 at 8pm & Sunday, January 10 at 7pm and will open on Friday, January 15 and run through Sunday, February 7 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Designer Fitz Patton On Creating a New York Soundscape For THE HUMANSDesigner Fitz Patton On Creating a New York Soundscape For THE HUMANS
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2015

Sounds that are familiar and sounds that are mysterious play important roles in Stephen Karam's Broadway-bound play. (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena StageCast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company of DC to Tackle Inner-City Violence with THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS This WinterMosaic Theater Company of DC to Tackle Inner-City Violence with THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Fresh off the successful run of its inaugural production, Unexplored Interior (This is Rwanda: The Beginning and End of the Earth), Mosaic Theater Company of DC doubles-down its focus on posing the big questions of our community with Charles MacArthur Award-nominee Marcus Gardley's lyrical THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, a poetic chamber play that takes audience members to the streets of Chicago in a story both tragic and familiar. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, 12/2Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play asks us to imagine what will happen to humanity after the apocalypse. This imaginative dark comedy follows a new civilization of survivors as they band together to build a community from the rubble of the world we now know. Jump into a wild future where The Simpsonsand the pop culture of today becomes the mythology of tomorrow in this unexpected, musical love-letter to the power of live theatre. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Play the Unicorn This DecemberMR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Play the Unicorn This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, featuring a score by Michael Friedman with lyrics by Anne Washburn, will be directed by Theodore Swetz and co-produced with UMKC Theatre at Unicorn Theatre this December. (more...)

New Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD and Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Added to Roundabout's 2016-17 SeasonNew Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD and Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Added to Roundabout's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced two new productions from two acclaimed playwrights for the 2016-2017 season: a new Broadway production of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov with a new adaptation by Stephen Karam (The Humans), directed by Simon Godwin and a new play, Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett (King Charles III), directed by Michael Mayer. These productions will culminate Roundabout's 50th anniversary season. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau Honored Tonight at 2015 Mimi AwardsBranden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau Honored Tonight at 2015 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will host the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards (the 8th Annual 'Mimi' Awards) honoring Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau tonight, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023). (more...)

Third Rail Rep to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES, 10/23-11/14Third Rail Rep to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES, 10/23-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Third Rail Repertory Theatre will stage THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno, directed by Rebecca Lingafelter* and featuring Dana Green, Michael O'Connell*, Darius Pierce*, and Kerry Ryan*. The production runs Oct 23 - Nov 14, 2015, Wednesday-Today at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm at the Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave. Portland, OR 97214. (more...)

Holy High Holidays Batman! Theater Wit's BAD JEWS Extends Again at the Royal GeorgeHoly High Holidays Batman! Theater Wit's BAD JEWS Extends Again at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Holy High Holidays Batman! Theater Wit's smash hit BAD JEWS has been extended a record eighth time, and will now run through both the Hanukkah and Christmas seasons at Chicago's Royal George Theatre. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Receive 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards at Starry Ceremony Next WeekBranden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Receive 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards at Starry Ceremony Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will host the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards honoring Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jayne Houdyshell, Reed Birney and Sarah Steele Discuss The Appeal Of THE HUMANSSTAGE TUBE: Jayne Houdyshell, Reed Birney and Sarah Steele Discuss The Appeal Of THE HUMANS
by Michael Dale - Nov 4, 2015

Stephen Karam's drama explores a darker side of family love during a Thanksgiving dinner. (more...)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline and Barry Bostwick in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOMFLASHBACK FRIDAY: Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline and Barry Bostwick in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by Michael Dale - Oct 30, 2015

The 1975 limited Broadway premiere run of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM proved so popular, it was brought back in 1976. (more...)

Roundabout Extends THE HUMANSRoundabout Extends THE HUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a one week extension to 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...)

GREASE Co-Author Jim Jacobs Donates $50,000 To Chicago's American Theater Company, Honoring PJ PaparelliGREASE Co-Author Jim Jacobs Donates $50,000 To Chicago's American Theater Company, Honoring PJ Paparelli
by Michael Dale - Oct 29, 2015

The late artistic director produced THE ORIGINAL GREASE at the company's 100 seat theatre. (more...)

Alex Timbers Will Direct Steven Pasquale in the First Revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEROOM; Opens in MarchAlex Timbers Will Direct Steven Pasquale in the First Revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEROOM; Opens in March
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Daryl Roth Productions, just announced the first?ever New York revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman's musical comedy THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM as part of the 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

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