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Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & KingCape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & King
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 21st Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project will feature staged readings of new work by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento, and actor-turned-playwright Ryan King. The 2015 Season, the fourth under Mr. Brooks' leadership, runs weekends from July 2 through July 25, 2015 in Falmouth, MA. (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by The Lilly Awards Foundation.  The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home).  The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Lilly Awards website (www.thelillyawards.org) and HowlRound TV (www.Howlround.com/tv). #lillyawards #howlround (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 MillionPhoto Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble was joined by more than 550 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities for Gala 2015 on Saturday, May 9, 2015, raising more than $1.2 million for Steppenwolf's artistic, educational and community programming. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Steppenwolf Extends THE HERDSteppenwolf Extends THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the extension of The Herd, the debut play of Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear currently playing to critical acclaim in its U.S. premiere production in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. In a four-star review, the Chicago Tribune raves, 'A family drama that sticks with you...this is Steppenwolf acting at its best' and The New York Times says, 'a buoyantly entertaining play [that] breathes with real, complicated life.' Directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, The Herd adds six additional performances, extending the run through June 14, 2015 with the original cast. Tickets ($20-$89) to the added performances are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDSTituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2015

Broadway stars were well represented among the list of this year's nominees. Tituss Burgess received a nod as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his side-splitting performance of Titus Andromedon in the new Netflix series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. (more...)

Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List!Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 5th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31, 2015 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT), with a one-hour Red Carpet Special preceding the awards show. (more...)

Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry to Present THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Next WeekSierra Stages and Miners Foundry to Present THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

On Wednesday, April 29, Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Sierra Stages present, 'The Trip to Bountiful', the next installment of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings for the community. (more...)

6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony to be Held at Playwrights Horizons in June6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony to be Held at Playwrights Horizons in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony will be presented Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by writer and performer, Lisa Kron. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Southern California Premiere of AFTER THE REVOLUTIONPhoto Flash: First Look at the Southern California Premiere of AFTER THE REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Chance Theater is delighted to present the Southern California premiere of powerful drama about a fragmented family After The Revolution. (more...)

AFTER THE REVOLUTION Begins This Weekend at Chance TheaterAFTER THE REVOLUTION Begins This Weekend at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Chance Theater is delighted to present the Southern California premiere of powerful drama about a fragmented family After The Revolution. Written by Pulitzer finalist Amy Herzog (4,000 Miles), and directed by Chance Theater Founding Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen. After The Revolution will preview from April 10 through April 17, regular performances will begin April 18 and continue through May 10 on the Main Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Molly Regan, Lois Smith and More in THE HERD at SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: First Look at Molly Regan, Lois Smith and More in THE HERD at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Previews are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's U.S. premiere production of The Herd, a deftly comic play by Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear and directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati. The Herd opens on April 12, 2015, and runs through June 7, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature Premieres by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, Return of OLD HATS & MoreSignature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature Premieres by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, Return of OLD HATS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced eight productions for the 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season at the company's Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All subscriber tickets for the 2015-16 Season are $25 each as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. (more...)

Steppenwolf to Tribute Artistic Director Martha Lavey at Gala 2015 This MaySteppenwolf to Tribute Artistic Director Martha Lavey at Gala 2015 This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble will join more than 600 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities for Gala 2015 on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Steppenwolf, 1650 N Halsted St. The Gala will offer guests a unique opportunity to connect with Steppenwolf ensemble members in their artistic home while enjoying a preview of upcoming productions, cocktails, a gourmet dinner, auction, music and dancing with Steppenwolf co-founder Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's THE HERD with Audrey Francis, Lois Smith, Frank Galati and MorePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's THE HERD with Audrey Francis, Lois Smith, Frank Galati and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's U.S. premiere production of The Herd, a deftly comic play by Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear and directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati. The cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan as Ian, John Mahoney as Brian, Molly Regan as Carol and Lois Smith as Patricia with Cliff Chamberlain as Mark and Audrey Francis as Claire. The Herd begins previews April 2, 2015 (Opening night is April 12, 2015; Press performances are April 11 at 3pm and April 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 7, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Rory Kinnear's THE HERD to Make U.S. Premiere at Steppenwolf Next MonthRory Kinnear's THE HERD to Make U.S. Premiere at Steppenwolf Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's U.S. premiere production of The Herd, a deftly comic play by Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear and directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati. The cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan as Ian, John Mahoney as Brian, Molly Regan as Carol and Lois Smith as Patricia with Cliff Chamberlain as Mark and Audrey Francis as Claire. The Herd begins previews April 2, 2015 (Opening night is April 12, 2015; Press performances are April 11 at 3pm and April 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 7, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Photo Flash: Lois Smith, Kathleen Chalfant and More at ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD BenefitPhoto Flash: Lois Smith, Kathleen Chalfant and More at ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD Benefit and Book Launch for James Grissom's forthcoming book, 'Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog' was held February 23, 2015 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Lois Smith and Kathleen Chalfant joined the ReGroup members in performing Williams' 'Moony's Kid Don't Cry' and Lord Byron's 'Love Letter'. Scroll down for photos from the benefit! (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant and More Set for ReGroup's Tennessee Williams Benefit Readings, 2/23Kathleen Chalfant and More Set for ReGroup's Tennessee Williams Benefit Readings, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

In celebration of the upcoming release of James Grissom's long awaited book Follies of God, and as the 2nd event in the 'ReGroup Reads' series, The ReGroup presents a one-night-only benefit reading of select Williams' rare short plays. Guest artists Lois Smith and Kathleen Chalfant are scheduled to join the ReGroup members in the readings. (more...)

THE FABULOUS INVALID to Launch 'ReGroup Reads' Series, 1/26THE FABULOUS INVALID to Launch 'ReGroup Reads' Series, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

There has always been something threatening to kill the theatre. Long before 49 producers were needed to mount a show, reality stars hit the boards, or 42nd Street became Disney-fied... And even long before Andrew Lloyd Webber, the same constant revivals, or premium ticket prices... It was a countless list of other events daring to put the theatre six feet under. The theatre community's constant fear of these other diabolical dilemmas: from the caustic critic, the invention of the automobile, burlesque, union strikes, the 'talkies' and more are cleverly skewered as only Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman could in The Fabulous Invalid. Their 1938 'valentine' to the theatre's resilience is the first reading in ReGroup Theatre's new monthly series 'ReGroup Reads: The Greatest American Playwrights.' (more...)

John Mahoney and More to Star in Steppenwolf's THE HERD, Helmed by Tony Winner Frank Galati This SpringJohn Mahoney and More to Star in Steppenwolf's THE HERD, Helmed by Tony Winner Frank Galati This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the full cast for the U.S. premiere production of The Herd, a deftly comic play by Rory Kinnear. Directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan, John Mahoney, Molly Regan and Lois Smith with Cliff Chamberlain and Audrey Francis. The Herd premiered at London's Bush Theatre in 2013. (more...)

MARIE ANTOINETTE, GRAND CONCOURSE and More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015 Season; Tickets Go on Sale TodayMARIE ANTOINETTE, GRAND CONCOURSE and More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015 Season; Tickets Go on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company kicks off the New Year with the Chicago premiere production of Marie Antoinette (February 5, 2015 - May 10, 2015), a modern, witty take on the young queen of France by David Adjmi (Elective Affinities, 3C) and directed by Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy). Next is the US premiere of The Herd (April 2, 2015 - June 7, 2015), the deftly comic story of a suburban English family by actor-playwright Rory Kinnear. Ensemble member and Tony Award winner Frank Galati directs in place of previously announced director K. Todd Freeman, who had an artistic scheduling conflict. Ensemble member Lois Smith joins the cast of The Herd, which features fellow ensemble members Francis Guinan and John Mahoney. (more...)

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