Lisa Loomer News

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Road Theatre Announces 2014 Playwrights Festival, Featuring D.L. Coburn and More, 7/27-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their 23rd season, the fifth annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF5). (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Company to Present ¡BOCON!, 7/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Apollinaire Theatre Company's 11th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea's Mary O'Malley Park features 2 plays about crossing borders, fear of the Others among us, linguistic slight of hand, and finding one's voice in the chaos. (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Company's INVASION to Run 7/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Apollinaire Theatre Company's 11th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea's Mary O'Malley Park features 2 plays about crossing borders, fear of the Others among us, linguistic slight of hand, and finding one's voice in the chaos. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 04, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Rene Syler to Receive First Motherhood Out Loud Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Motherhood Out Loud, conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, is a play featuring a culturally and gender diverse series of candid monologues on the subject of motherhood, written by a host of celebrated writers. Motherhood Out Loud traverses the experience of motherhood from inception, birth, sexuality, growing up, letting go and the sandwich generation. The show has had successful productions all over the country, including an off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Dreamcatcher Rep Presents NJ Premiere of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Motherhood Out Loud. This collection of pieces about motherhood from every angle is coming to Dreamcatcher fresh from its recent Off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City. Motherhood Out Loud plays today, April 24 through May 11, with talkbacks following the April 27 and May 4 matinees. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Dreamcatcher Rep to Present NJ Premiere of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Motherhood Out Loud. This collection of pieces about motherhood from every angle is coming to Dreamcatcher fresh from its recent Off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City. Motherhood Out Loud plays April 24 through May 11, with talkbacks following the April 27 and May 4 matinees. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, begins performances tonight, February 11. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Opens at the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Feb 08, 2014

Andy Parkhurst and Michael Grayman describe their current production of Motherhood Out Loud as, "our Valentine to all the parents who have supported, inspired, and endured us." Opening night for Motherhood Out Loud, an Off-Broadway Kansas City premiere produced by Spinning Tree Theatre at the Off Center Theatre is Saturday February 8, with previews the two preceding nights. (more...)

Tickets for Chapin Theatre Company's Production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Go On Sale Friday, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 24, for Motherhood Out Loud, Chapin Theatre Company's next production at the Old Chapin Firehouse, 102 Lexington Ave Chapin, SC, 29036. Motherhood Out Loud is a collection of short theatrical works by award-winning American Playwrights, television writers and novelists. From the wonder of giving birth to the bittersweet challenges of role reversal and caring for an aging parent, it is all shared with tremendous candor, heart and humor in various vignettes in this production. (more...)

Square One Theatre Brings MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to Milford Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2013

The Square One Theatre Company recently presented a live, staged reading of Motherhood Out Loud in the Community Room of the Milford Public Library located at 57 New Haven Avenue in Milford, Connecticut. The presentation was the Theatre's Welcoming Event for Christine Angeli, the new Director of the Milford Public Library. The special event was part of its annual Readers Theatre series underwritten by The Milford Bank. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-nominated musician Nelson Gonzalez has joined the creative team of the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Mr. Gonzalez, who is widely considered the master of the Cuban Tres guitar, will oversee the production's musical elements and will lead a live band during performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DISTRACTED at the University of Montana
by Joshua Kelly - Oct 23, 2013

David Ives is noted to have said the following: 'Ultimately one has to pity these poor souls who know every secret about writing, directing, designing, producing, and acting but are stuck in those miserable day jobs writing reviews. Will somebody help them, please?' This quote has haunted me in various shades since I began that path of pity, but the exact magnitude of the misery did not fully hit me until I witnessed Distracted at the University of Montana's Masquer Theatre. The force of its presentation mandated a sudden sense of stage-envy (as all good products invariably should), and left me horribly torn between my engagement in the show and the repeated question in my skull: 'How in the hell did these guys get to be so lucky as to do this production?' (more...)

UM Theatre & Dance to Host Panel Discussion on ADHD in Conjunction with Lisa Loomer's DISTRACTED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The University of Montana is pleased to offer Distracted, a comic play with biting social commentary focused on one family's quest to help their son recently diagnosed with ADHD. Distracted runs in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center on campus October 22-26 and October 29-November 2 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Robin Armstrong, Akin Babatunde and More Among WaterTower Theatre's 2013-14 Directors; Season Kicks Off Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin previously announced the directors for the Company's 2013-2014 Main Stage season at the Addison Theatre Centre. Directing the season opener, Hank Williams: Lost Highway (tonight, October 11-November 3, 2013) will be Michael Serrecchia. (more...)

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