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Photo Flash: First Look- Odyssey Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIEPhoto Flash: First Look- Odyssey Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Real-life father and daughter Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Zoe Perry (upcoming feature film Cotton) star with Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy) and Mary Mara (Nash Bridges) when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Anna Christie, opening Jan. 24 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Former Long Wharf associate artistic director Kim Rubinstein directs Eugene O'Neill's 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corbin Bleu, Colleen Zenk and More in Human Race Theatre Co's FAMILY SHOTSPhoto Flash: First Look at Corbin Bleu, Colleen Zenk and More in Human Race Theatre Co's FAMILY SHOTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Dayton's premier professional regional theatre continues its legacy of developing new works and its long-standing relationship with New York writer Michael Slade as it prepares for the first ever production of Slade's latest play, Family Shots, at downtown's The Loft Theatre. The production runs January 22 - February 8, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast, featuring Corbin Bleu, in action below! (more...)

Long Warf Theatre to Present BAD JEWS, 2/18-3/22Long Warf Theatre to Present BAD JEWS, 2/18-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, directed by Oliver Butler, from February 18 through March 22, 2015, on Stage II. (more...)

The Tank's 2015 Season to Open With GATHERING THE MAGIC, Begin. 1/30The Tank's 2015 Season to Open With GATHERING THE MAGIC, Begin. 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Tank - the Manhattan-based theater company devoted to developing and presenting new works for the stage by emerging artists -- will begin the 2015 season of 'Flint & Tinder,' The Tank's flagship theater program, this month with the world-premiere of GATHERING THE MAGIC, a solo play written and performed by Nelson Lugo about a young man's journey from his first toy magic kit to professional magician - and all the things magical and not-so-much he encounters along the way - with previews starting January 30 prior to opening January 31 at The Tank's home theatre located at 151 W. 46 St. in NYC. (more...)

Jack Gilpin, Ann McDonough & Betty Gilpin to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's PAINTING CHURCHES ReadingJack Gilpin, Ann McDonough & Betty Gilpin to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's PAINTING CHURCHES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

?Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the humorous and poignant "Painting Churches" by Tina Howe, on Monday, February 9, at 7 p.m. A Connecticut theatrical family - Jack Gilpin, his wife Ann McDonough, and their daughter Betty Gilpin, who currently is a leading character in television's "Nurse Jackie" - are cast members. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FOREVER in New HavenBWW Reviews: FOREVER in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jan 12, 2015

Forget the fiercest winter wind. Dael Orlandersmith will blow you away in the world premiere of her new one-woman show, Forever. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dael Orlandersmith in FOREVER, Opening Tonight at Long WharfPhoto Flash: First Look at Dael Orlandersmith in FOREVER, Opening Tonight at Long Wharf
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre, led by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Forever, written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith, from January 2 through February 1, 2015 on Stage II. The press opening is tonight, January 7 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Orlandersmith onstage below! (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Colleen Zenk and Randy Brooks to Star in FAMILY SHOTS at The Human Race Theatre, 1/22-2/8Corbin Bleu, Colleen Zenk and Randy Brooks to Star in FAMILY SHOTS at The Human Race Theatre, 1/22-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Dayton's premier professional regional theatre continues its legacy of developing new works and its long-standing relationship with New York writer Michael Slade as it prepares for the first ever production of Slade's latest play, Family Shots, at downtown's The Loft Theatre. Charming family patriarch Sam Baker lies in a hospital bed, recovering from an apparent heart attack, but his wife, Marsha, won't stop making the crisis all about her -- much to the dismay of their son, Aaron. The young photographer wonders why his parents even stay together while he and his husband, Malcolm, deal with their own issues as newlyweds. Intimate, yet universal, Family Shots is a wildly funny and touching comedy about marriage -- its joys, challenges and responsibilities -- and what's worth fighting for. The production runs January 22 - February 8, 2015. (more...)

Bill Irwin, Billy Porter and Anna Deavere Smith Set for PTC's 2015 'Theatre Masters' SeriesBill Irwin, Billy Porter and Anna Deavere Smith Set for PTC's 2015 'Theatre Masters' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

From clown to actor, from performer to playwright, from actor to social commentator, Bill Irwin, Billy Porter, and Anna Deavere Smith share their artistic journeys in Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters series. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters will offer 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. This season's schedule features Bill Irwin on February16, Billy Porter on March 23, and Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre CompanyTerrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally February 6-March 8. Directed by Wendy Goldberg, the cast features Hugh Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned, James Lloyd Reynolds, and Patrick Gibbons and Jacob D. Wilner in alternating performances. (more...)

Welcome to Broadway- The 10 Biggest Debuts of 2014Welcome to Broadway- The 10 Biggest Debuts of 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2015

It was a big year for Broadway newbies! From young newcomers to seasoned Hollywood stars, Broadway welcomed many new faces to the family in 2014. Many earned critical acclaim, a brand-new fanbase, and some even walked away with Tony nominations (and awards)! Below, BroadwayWorld celebrates just a few of our favorite new stage stars! (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund Awards $170,000 to Theaters NationwideDramatists Guild Fund Awards $170,000 to Theaters Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund awards $170,000 to theaters across the country. As a part of its mission to support writers, the Dramatists Guild Fund provides grants to non-profit theaters and theatrical institutions across the country that develop and/or produce contemporary American plays and musicals. (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

Artistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J DismissalArtistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J Dismissal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In an unprecedented display of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, an open letter has been issued in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. The letter, released earlier today represents the views of top theater brass from coast-to-coast, who believe that his dismissal was an act of politically motivated censorship in retaliation for Roth's choice to produce and publicly defend challenging and provocative work. (more...)

Breaking News: Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LIVING ON LOVE; Opens in April 2015!Breaking News: Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LIVING ON LOVE; Opens in April 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Producers Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman have confirmed that 4-time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring in the new comedy Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The production begins performances on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and will open on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Living on Love will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015.Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 29, 2014. (more...)

Obie Winner Eric Ting Joins Cincinnati Playhouse's Associate Artists ProgramObie Winner Eric Ting Joins Cincinnati Playhouse's Associate Artists Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Blake Robison announced today that Obie Award-winning director Eric Ting will be added next season to the theatre's Associate Artists program, which was launched by Robison in 2013 for his second season at the Playhouse. Ting will join current associate artists Timothy Douglas, Michael Evan Haney and KJ Sanchez, who have served the Playhouse in that capacity for the past two years. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Graphics Designer CLAIRE ZOGHBBWW Interviews: Graphics Designer CLAIRE ZOGHB
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Dec 17, 2014

You will never take a program cover for granted. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Host Annual Family Friendly Discovery Day, Jan 17Long Wharf Theatre to Host Annual Family Friendly Discovery Day, Jan 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Almost every single theatre person remembers what hooked them in the first place. It could be a show they did in high school, or the first Broadway hit they saw. For others, it's a moment in a classroom with a particularly inspiring teacher. (more...)

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