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Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker to Lead THE M SPOT at NJ REP, 2/26-3/29Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker to Lead THE M SPOT at NJ REP, 2/26-3/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the World Premiere of The M Spot by Michael Tucker, star of TV's L.A. LAW. (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Profiles Theatre continues its 26th Season with the Chicago premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs February 13 - April 5, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next MonthLa Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 16 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Seeks Submission For PLAYFEST 2015Orlando Shakespeare Theater Seeks Submission For PLAYFEST 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is seeking new full-length plays that speak to the human condition in a fascinating and complicated contemporary world. Topics may range from today's international headlines to tonight's interpersonal issues in the bedroom, and both comedies and dramas are welcome. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Actors Co-op takes "pride" in announcing its third show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with the unforgettable classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by Helene Jerome, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Linda Kerns. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROLL, Opening 1/31Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROLL, Opening 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll by Lily Blau, developed in collaboration with Sydney Gallas, directed by Abigail Deser. Opening night is Saturday, January 31, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre to Stage Bay Area Debut of HOW THE WORLD BEGAN, 2/12-3/8Custom Made Theatre to Stage Bay Area Debut of HOW THE WORLD BEGAN, 2/12-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Custom Made Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Catherine Treischmann's How the World Began, focusing on the clash between religion and science in a rural Kansas town. (more...)

Theatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET This WeekendTheatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Combined Artform and Theatre Asylum are thrilled to present New York solo performer JEFFREY SOLOMON in his Off-Broadway comedy, THE SANTA CLOSET, this weekend, Dec. 18-21, about a little boy seeking validation and the holiday icon too scared to give it. (more...)

Jane Levy Joins Michael Keith Allen in Harold Clurman Lab Theater's GREAT FALLS, 1/22-2/28Jane Levy Joins Michael Keith Allen in Harold Clurman Lab Theater's GREAT FALLS, 1/22-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City and the Art of Acting Studio Los Angeles, is proud to announce its cast for the upcoming production of Lee Blessing's Great Falls; Jane Levy, alumnus of the studio, and former star of 'Suburgatory' on ABC will join Ovation-nominated actor Michael Keith Allen. Great Falls will be directed by Managing Artist Director of the Art of Acting Studio, Don K. Williams, and will open on January 22nd, 2015. (more...)

Theatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET, 12/18-21Theatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET, 12/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Combined Artform and Theatre Asylum are thrilled to present New York solo performer JEFFREY SOLOMON in his Off-Broadway comedy, THE SANTA CLOSET, Dec. 18-21, about a little boy seeking validation and the holiday icon too scared to give it. (more...)

Square One Theatre's 25th Anniversary Production of A WALK IN THE WOODS to Open TodaySquare One Theatre's 25th Anniversary Production of A WALK IN THE WOODS to Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Square One Theatre Company in Stratford, Connecticut, opens its 25th Anniversary Season with Lee Blessing's A Walk in the Woods, followed by Stratford Characters, Good People and The Winslow Boy. (more...)

Square One Theatre's 25th Anniversary Production of A WALK IN THE WOODS to Open 11/7Square One Theatre's 25th Anniversary Production of A WALK IN THE WOODS to Open 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Square One Theatre Company in Stratford, Connecticut, opens its 25th Anniversary Season with Lee Blessing's A Walk in the Woods, followed by Stratford Characters, Good People and The Winslow Boy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Three Wonderful Performances Fill 2nd Story's Beautiful ELEEMOSYNARYBWW Reviews: Three Wonderful Performances Fill 2nd Story's Beautiful ELEEMOSYNARY
by Robert Barossi - Nov 3, 2014

For a writer, whether writing theatrical reviews or anything else, words are everything. Words are the lifeblood of the writer, that which provides a means for expression, revelation or catharsis. In Lee Blessing's Eleemosynary, presented by 2nd Story Theatre, words are also how one character lifts her soul and strives for excellence. The play as whole demonstrates Blessing's own skill with words, as he crafts a poetic yet accessible play that deals with a number of very relatable human experiences. (more...)

2nd Story Theatre Presents ELEEMOSYNARY, Now thru 11/232nd Story Theatre Presents ELEEMOSYNARY, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Eleemosynary, meaning charitable or benevolent, relates to a young girl's determination to win a national spelling bee. But it also applies to the ever-changing, always challenging, ultimately rewarding relationship between a girl, her mother, and her grandmother. (more...)

2nd Story Theatre to Present ELEEMOSYNARY, 10/30-11/232nd Story Theatre to Present ELEEMOSYNARY, 10/30-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Eleemosynary, meaning charitable or benevolent, relates to a young girl's determination to win a national spelling bee. But it also applies to the ever-changing, always challenging, ultimately rewarding relationship between a girl, her mother, and her grandmother. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean UniversityPremiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Premiere Stages, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary as the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage to Kean's campus on Sunday, November 16 as part of Premiere Artists, its acclaimed professional development program for Kean University students. (more...)

Square One Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season to Include GOOD PEOPLE, THE WINSLOW BOY & MoreSquare One Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season to Include GOOD PEOPLE, THE WINSLOW BOY & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The Square One Theatre Company in Stratford, Connecticut has announced that over three-quarters of its subscribers have already renewed for the theatre's 25th Anniversary Season. Discounted 2014-15 subscriptions to the four-plays (A Walk in the Woods, Stratford Characters, Good People and The Winslow Boy) are currently available for purchase through November 22 (2014). (more...)

'WEDDING BAND' Runs Now thru 12/7 at Antaeus'WEDDING BAND' Runs Now thru 12/7 at Antaeus
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

In the summer of 1918, as the Great War rages in Europe, two individuals wage their own battle against injustice in America, risking their lives for the right to marry. Winding up the 2014 Antaeus season of modern classics, Gregg T. Daniel directs a fully partner-cast revival of Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by Alice Childress. Wedding Band runs today, Oct. 18 through Dec. 7 at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo, with low-priced previews beginning Oct. 9. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE Presents West Coast Premiere of BANSHEE TonightTheatre of NOTE Presents West Coast Premiere of BANSHEE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2014 season with the West Coast premiere of BANSHEE,written by Brian C. Petti and directed by James R. Carey. BANSHEE will open tonight, October 3 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 1 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Blessing Sees The Arms Race as A WALK IN THE WOODSBWW Reviews: Blessing Sees The Arms Race as A WALK IN THE WOODS
by Michael Dale - Oct 1, 2014

Kathleen Chalfant and Paul Niebanck star as Cold War negotiators out for a friendly stroll. (more...)

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