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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Mike McGowan and Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Coming to The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Mike McGowan and Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Coming to The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

?The Old Globe and Hartford Stage's co-production of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, will be choreographed by Peggy Hickey and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which made its world premiere at The Old Globe and Hartford Stage in 2013. The Hartford Stage engagement runs May 14 - June 14; The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 1 and run through August 2, with opening night on Thursday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Surprises Micah Stock Onstage at IT'S ONLY A PLAY!Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Surprises Micah Stock Onstage at IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 21, 2015

Just yesterday, special Tony honoree Tommy Tune,  who is referenced in It's Only A Play and who won his first Tony® in the Featured Actor category, celebrated Micah Stock's first Tony nomination by surprising him ON STAGE at the curtain call of Wednesday's matinee. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below!  (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dael Orlandersmith Talks NYTW's FOREVERBWW Interview: Dael Orlandersmith Talks NYTW's FOREVER
by Adrienne Onofri - May 19, 2015

The downtown theater stalwart discusses her latest play, about the woman who raised her and the artists who drove her. (more...)

THE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second StageTHE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SECOND MRS. WILSON in New HavenBWW Reviews: THE SECOND MRS. WILSON in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 19, 2015

Madame President (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Long Wharf's THE SECOND MRS. WILSON PremiereSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Long Wharf's THE SECOND MRS. WILSON Premiere
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, concludes its 50th anniversary season with the world premiere of The Second Mrs. Wilson by Joe DiPietro. The show runs now through May 31, 2015 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage. The press opening was last night, May 13. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SECOND MRS. WILSON Premiere at Long Wharf TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE SECOND MRS. WILSON Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, concludes its 50th anniversary season with the world premiere of The Second Mrs. Wilson by Joe DiPietro. The show runs now through May 31, 2015 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage. The press opening was last night, May 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

White Heron Theatre's 2015 Summer Season to Feature 'VANYA AND SONIA' & MoreWhite Heron Theatre's 2015 Summer Season to Feature 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket announces their 2015 summer season of professional repertory theatre performances including the Tony award winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike directed on Nantucket by Tony award winner Martin Platt; Pulitzer prize- winning play The Gin Game; a new play by an established playwright in the Long Wharf Theatre New Plays Collaborative and impromptu pop-up theatre around the island. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Directs KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight in HartfordDarko Tresnjak Directs KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight in Hartford
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak will helm Kiss Me, Kate-his first musical since winning the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. A co-production with The Old Globe in San Diego, Kiss Me, Kate will play for only four weeks, from tonight, May 14-June 14. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG Opens Next MonthWestport Country Playhouse's AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will stage 'And a Nightingale Sang,' a love story surrounding a working-class British family during World War II. Written by C. P. Taylor, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the play will run June 9 - 27. The title is based on the 1940s popular song, 'And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,' which, among other music of the war years, is included in the play. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse opens its 2015 Season with the comedy, 'The Liar,' an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy runs now through May 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DARLING GRENADINE in Concert Set for 5/12DARLING GRENADINE in Concert Set for 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Darling Grenadine is the whimsical new musical from singer-songwriter Daniel Zaitchik.  It tells the story of a successful commercial composer and his precarious relationships with his girlfriend, his brother, and his Labrador Retriever.  (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, presents the last two productions of its season, William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Anya Safir, and Paula Vogel's Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, directed by Melia Bensussen. (more...)

2015 Michael Merritt Awards Set for Loyola University Chicago, 5/42015 Michael Merritt Awards Set for Loyola University Chicago, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The 22nd Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 4th, at Loyola University Chicago. (more...)

Amanda Seyfried Makes Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in THE WAY WE GET BY, Beginning Tonight at Second StageAmanda Seyfried Makes Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in THE WAY WE GET BY, Beginning Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production begins previews tonight, April 28, 2015 and officially opens on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

ANASTASIA Musical to Make World Premiere at Hartford Stage Next Summer; Darko Tresnjak to Direct!ANASTASIA Musical to Make World Premiere at Hartford Stage Next Summer; Darko Tresnjak to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, will anchor Hartford Stage's 2015-16 season from May 12-June 5, 2016, with the world premiere of a new musical, Anastasia, inspired by the real life Royal Anastasia Romanov and the enduring mystery of her true identity. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre's Next Stage Program to Present THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING, 5/22-24Long Wharf Theatre's Next Stage Program to Present THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING, 5/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents its upcoming Next Stage production of The Boy at the Edge of Everything, by Finegan Kruckemeyer, directed by Artistic Resident Emily Breeze, May 22nd at 7:30PM, May 23rd at 11AM and 2PM and May 24th at 2PM. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/11Anna Deavere Smith Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Actress, playwright, and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith concludes Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theater Masters series on Monday, May 11 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing their personal journey of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both their art and their lives. (more...)

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