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BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL Returns to London, Jan 9BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL Returns to London, Jan 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Ten years after the last known sighting, Bat Boy will return to sink his fangs into the London stage in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 9 January to Saturday 31 January 2015. On sale now. (more...)

Atlantic Theater to Kick Off 'Amplified' Series with Max Posner's GUN LOGISTICS, 11/4Atlantic Theater to Kick Off 'Amplified' Series with Max Posner's GUN LOGISTICS, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company will kick off its new reading series, AMPLIFIED, with Max Posner's Gun Logistics on Tuesday, November 4th at 2pm at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street), directed by Oliver Butler and featuring actors Paul Thureen and Birgit Huppuch. (more...)

Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK, Beginning TonightDouglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

MCC Theater welcomes film and TV star Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Lortel Award winner Annie Funke, Five-time Obie winner David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, and Noah Robbins, to star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new play by Simon Stephens and directed by Trip Cullman. Performances for Punk Rock begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) tonight, October 29, 2014. An official opening is set for November 17, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through December 7, 2014. (more...)

Edward Herrmann and Helen Cespedes Set for Westport Country Playhouse's Reading of TRYINGEdward Herrmann and Helen Cespedes Set for Westport Country Playhouse's Reading of TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Tony Award nominee Edward Herrmann and Broadway actress Helen Cespedes will be in Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand playreading of the humorous and stirring historically based drama, "Trying" by Joanna McClelland Glass, on Monday, November 10, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $15. (more...)

ACT Theatre's Artistic Director Kurt Beattie to RetireACT Theatre's Artistic Director Kurt Beattie to Retire
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre Board President Colin Chapman announces that Artistic Director Kurt Beattie will retire at the end of ACT's 2015 50th Anniversary Season and will be succeeded by John Langs, a nationally recognized theatre artist who has served as ACT's Associate Artistic Director since 2013. Beattie, ACT's Artistic Director since 2003, will assume the role of Artistic Director Emeritus upon his retirement, stewarding long-term projects already in development as well as acting and directing in upcoming seasons. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

2Y announces casting for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the acclaimed American Songbook series. Cady Huffman, Liz Callaway, Kate Baldwin, Peter Cincotti and Jason Danieley are among the performers interpreting the works of Stephen Sondheim; Irving Berlin; Sheldon Harnick; and such songwriters as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein, who so eloquently illuminated New York City's essence in song. Mitzi Gaynor makes a special guest appearance for the show on Hollywood's Leading Ladies - only the fourth time the legendary entertainer has performed in New York City. (more...)

In Performance Video: FOUND's Barrett Wilbert Weed Sings 'Barf Bag Breakup'In Performance Video: FOUND's Barrett Wilbert Weed Sings 'Barf Bag Breakup'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features actress Barrett Wilbert Weed performing the number "Barf Bag Breakup" from FOUND, a new musical with a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree (more...)

Premiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean UniversityPremiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Premiere Stages, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary as the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage to Kean's campus on Sunday, November 16 as part of Premiere Artists, its acclaimed professional development program for Kean University students. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for 'Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart' Gala TonightKate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for 'Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart' Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, New York City Center's annual Gala tonight, October 27, 2014, will feature the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart, sung by some of Broadway's finest talent, includingKate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale, and Paulo Szot, and with dance performances by Irina Dvorovenko, Chase Finlay, Jared Grimes, and Lauren Lovette. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ArtsWest's DOGFIGHT Manages Some Touching MomentsBWW Reviews: ArtsWest's DOGFIGHT Manages Some Touching Moments
by Jay Irwin - Oct 27, 2014

One of the most exciting and promising new musicals to come out of New York in the last few years for me has to be 'Dogfight'. This adaptation of the little known film from up and coming composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and writer Peter Duchan showed off that musical theater still has quite a vibrant heartbeat. So when I heard that ArtsWest was mounting this recent Lucille Lortel Award winner I was quite excited. And while there are a few muddled choices in the current production, the show elicits tons of heart and some truly touching moments especially from Seattle newbie Devon Busswood, but we'll get to more on her in a minute. (more...)

BWW Feature: Utah Repertory Theater Company Hosts [TITLE OF SHOW] Tony-Nominated Writer Hunter Bell for Opening Weekend, WorkshopBWW Feature: Utah Repertory Theater Company Hosts [TITLE OF SHOW] Tony-Nominated Writer Hunter Bell for Opening Weekend, Workshop
by Blair Howell - Oct 27, 2014

Utah Repertory Theater Company will stage the state premiere of the Broadway musical '[title of show]' Nov. 7-16, 2014, at the Sugar Space Black Box Theater in Sugarhouse and Nov. 21-22 at the Covey Center in Provo. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Adds South Coast Repertory's THE WHIPPING MAN to 2014-15 SeasonPasadena Playhouse Adds South Coast Repertory's THE WHIPPING MAN to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced that they will present Matthew Lopez's multi-award winning play THE WHIPPING MAN, which will replace the previously announced production of William Gibson's TWO FOR THE SEESAW as the fourth production of the 2014-2015 season. THE WHIPPING MAN is produced in association with South Coast Repertory, where the show will play January 4-25, 2015, and then transfer to The Pasadena Playhouse February 3 - March 1, 2015 with a press opening on February 4. (more...)

Cast And Loose Live! to Present BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT Next Monday at Joe's PubCast And Loose Live! to Present BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT Next Monday at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Cast And Loose Live! returns to present Back To School Night on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:30pm at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC. (more...)

Tony Nominee Alex Timbers to Direct Robert Askins' Latest Play PERMISSION for MCC TheaterTony Nominee Alex Timbers to Direct Robert Askins' Latest Play PERMISSION for MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that 2-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers will direct Permission by playwright Robert Askins in his follow-up to Hand to God, an MCC Theater production from last season which just announced its plans for a Broadway bow in Spring 2015. (more...)

Christopher deProphetis, Melissa Marye Lehman & More to Star in Half Moon Theatre's THE WORLD GOES 'ROUNDChristopher deProphetis, Melissa Marye Lehman & More to Star in Half Moon Theatre's THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Join them November 1-16 as Half Moon Theatre Company (HMT) kicks off its sizzling Fall/Winter season at The Culinary Institute of America with The World Goes 'Round, a stunning revue of the music of Tony Award-winning songwriters Kander and Ebb. From Cabaret to Chicago, the non-stop hit-parade features unforgettable gems like "All That Jazz," "Cabaret," and "New York, New York," seamlessly interwoven into an up-tempo evening of musical theatre. (more...)

Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Begins Performances TonightGoodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre with a riveting production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from tonight, October 23 through November 16 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with a magical, fresh new take on a beloved classic - The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O'Donnell. Directed by the award-winning Joe Calarco, The Nutcracker makes its area premiere at Round House Theatre from November 26 thru December 28, 2014. Opening night is Monday, December 1, 2014. (more...)

NYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship ProgramNYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for THE FABULOUS LIPITONES at George Street PlayhouseRehearsals Now Underway for THE FABULOUS LIPITONES at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Barbershop quartets will take center stage at New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse as they present John Markus and Mark St. Germain's a cappella musical comedy, The Fabulous Lipitones on stage beginning November 18. The cast includes You Tube sensation Rohan Kymal, and Broadway veterans Donald Corren, Wally Dunn and Jim Walton. Michael Mastro (The Subject Was Roses) returns to helm the production, and Broadway veteran Michael Lichtefeld will put the quartet through their paces as choreographer. (more...)

Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Begins Performances TomorrowGoodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre with a riveting production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from tomorrow, October 23 through November 16 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

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