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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 welcomesfilm 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 beginspreviews 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...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

TBTB to Host Gala Celebrating THE UNEXPECTED GUEST & Founding Artistic Director, 4/19TBTB to Host Gala Celebrating THE UNEXPECTED GUEST & Founding Artistic Director, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) celebrates the 35-year legacy of its Founding Artistic Director Ike Schambelan and the opening night of its current production, Agatha Christie's rarely seen 1958 thriller THE UNEXPECTED GUEST, with a gala benefit on Sunday, April 19. The performance begins at 6:00pm at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). A reception with the cast, TBTB members, and special guests follows the performance, at 8:30pm, at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF to Play The Wallis, 5/26-6/7SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF to Play The Wallis, 5/26-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis') presents the Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare & Company Production of Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and starring Obie winner John Douglas Thompson in a tour de force multiple-character solo performance, arriving in Los Angeles following hit sold-out runs at the Long Wharf Theatre, Shakespeare & Company and Off-Broadway. The engagement plays May 26 through June 7, 2015, in the Lovelace Studio Theater; press opening is May 27. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chairman's Awards Gala  Honors Michael C. Hall & More!Photo Coverage: Chairman's Awards Gala Honors Michael C. Hall & More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 14, 2015

James S. Turley just led a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala last night, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) . The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. The evening's master of ceremonies was Tony Nominee Bryce Pinkham, who is currently starring in Broadway's The Heidi Chronicles and received a Tony nomination for his performance in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from insode the big night below! (more...)

DISGRACED, EXIT STRATEGY & More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2015-16 SeasonDISGRACED, EXIT STRATEGY & More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces its 2015-2016 season with five plays that showcase work by our nation's most exciting and provocative playwrights. The season features the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar; the East Coast premiere of Exit Strategy, a new play by rising (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightBryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala tonight, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2015 Season with THE LIAR, 5/5-23Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2015 Season with THE LIAR, 5/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will open 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 will run May 5 - 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Sets Spring, Summer Studio School ClassesLong Wharf Theatre Sets Spring, Summer Studio School Classes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Local actors seeking to brush up their skills or acquire new ones will have a unique opportunity this spring at Long Wharf Theatre's Studio School to work with some of the American theatre's most innovative artists. (more...)

Nick Blaemire to Lead Industry Reading of New Play TIMEPIECE This WeekNick Blaemire to Lead Industry Reading of New Play TIMEPIECE This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Nick Blaemire, known for writing the Broadway musical (Glory Days) while also performing in another Broadway musical (Cry-Baby), leads an invitation-only industry reading of TIMEPIECE-a new play by Ben Bartolone. Directed by Markus Potter (Stalking the Bogeyman), the reading will take place on Thursday, April 9 at the Manhattan Theater Club. Jason A. Quinn will stage manage the event. (more...)

BWW Reviews: brownsville song in New HavenBWW Reviews: brownsville song in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Apr 6, 2015

Community violence affects everyone differently. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of TROUBLE COMETH, 5/12-6/27San Francisco Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of TROUBLE COMETH, 5/12-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse continues its twelfth season with the world premiere of Trouble Cometh by Richard Dresser and directed by May Adrales. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Direct World Premiere of REAR WINDOW in ConnecticutDarko Tresnjak to Direct World Premiere of REAR WINDOW in Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak announced today two additions to the Hartford Stage 2015-16 Season, including the world premiere of Rear Window, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Darko Tresnjak. The play is based on the same short story-"Rear Window" by Cornell Woolrich-that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film, a 1954 Academy Award nominee. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Finish 50th Season With Joe DiPietro's THE SECOND MRS. WILSON PremiereLong Wharf Theatre to Finish 50th Season With Joe DiPietro's THE SECOND MRS. WILSON Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 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 from May 6 through May 31, 2015 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage. The press opening is Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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