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BWW Review: THE GREAT DIVIDE Hits a Home Run Straight Into Fantasy LandBWW Review: THE GREAT DIVIDE Hits a Home Run Straight Into Fantasy Land
by Shari Barrett - Aug 8, 2015

Playwright Lyle Kessler is perhaps best known as the author of 'Orphans' which began its stage life at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles. Similar to the two lost brothers living in Philadelphia looking for family in that play, Kessler's new play 'The Great Divide' also centers on two very different brothers in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia dealing with the loss of their mother and overhearing father as best they can while life throws them curve balls, especially when two unexpected siblings show up and break into their family home looking for love as well as money. (more...)

ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the third season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 18-21, 2015, featuring two complete Academy Award-winning films screened with live performances of their acclaimed scores: On the Waterfront and The Godfather. (more...)

ORPHANS Will Play Conklin Barn Beginning 8/20; Q&A with Playwright Lyle Kessler Set for 9/4ORPHANS Will Play Conklin Barn Beginning 8/20; Q&A with Playwright Lyle Kessler Set for 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Bonney/King Productions returns to the Conklin Barn in Huntington, NY this summer with Lyle Kessler's gripping play 'ORPHANS'. Orphan's tells the story of two young abandoned brothers living together in a Philadelphia apartment towards the end of the last century. The true nature of their existence is revealed in harrowing, funny, and poignant ways when Harold, a mysteriously wealthy businessman enters their lives. (more...)

Hit Show ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler Opens 8/20 at Conklin BarnHit Show ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler Opens 8/20 at Conklin Barn
by Contests - Broadway - Aug 4, 2015

Two young orphaned brothers living in a North Philly home towards the end of the last century. Treat, a violent pickpocket and thief, his younger brother Philip, a sensitive recluse. The true nature of their existence is exposed in explosive, hilarious and moving ways when Harold, a mysteriously wealthy businessman enters their lives. (more...)

Cast Set for Lisa Lewis's SCHOOLED at FringeNYC; Runs Next MonthCast Set for Lisa Lewis's SCHOOLED at FringeNYC; Runs Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The All-Americans present the World Premiere of SCHOOLED, written by Lisa Lewis and directed by James Kautz (Artistic Director of The Amoralists), as part of The New York International Fringe Festival. SCHOOLED runs from August 15 - 27, 2015 at The Robert Moss Theater (Venue #15), located at 440 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th St., across the street from The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

The Amoralists' James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED at FringeNYC, 8/15-27The Amoralists' James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED at FringeNYC, 8/15-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The All-Americans proudly present the World Premiere of SCHOOLED, written by Lisa Lewis and directed by James Kautz (Artistic Director of The Amoralists), as part of The New York International Fringe Festival. SCHOOLED runs from August 15 - 27, 2015 at The Robert Moss Theater (Venue #15), located at 440 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th St., across the street from The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

The Amoralists's James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED as Part of New York Fringe FestivalThe Amoralists's James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED as Part of New York Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

 The All-Americans present the World Premiere of SCHOOLED, written by Lisa Lewis and directed by James Kautz (Artistic Director of The Amoralists), as part of The New York International Fringe Festival. SCHOOLED runs from August 15 - 27, 2015 at The Robert Moss Theater (Venue #15), located at 440 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th St., across the street from The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

THE GREAT DIVIDE to Play Lillian Theatre, 7/11-8/29THE GREAT DIVIDE to Play Lillian Theatre, 7/11-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Elephant Theatre Company is delighted to present the World Premier of The Great Divide by Lyle Kessler, directed by David Fofi. Opening night is Saturday, July 11th at the Lillian Theatre (1036 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038). The production runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 5 PM through August 29th, 2015.Tickets are $25 and available at Plays411.net/divide or by calling 323.960.4429. (more...)

Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf Lead ALL MY SONS, Beginning Tonight in East HamptonAlec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf Lead ALL MY SONS, Beginning Tonight in East Hampton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Arthur Miller's award-winning American classic All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and directed by Stephen Hamilton. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays, tonight, June 9, through June 28, and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (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...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Los Angeles New Court Theatre to Stage ORPHANS, 4/17-26Los Angeles New Court Theatre to Stage ORPHANS, 4/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Los Angeles New Court Theatre proudly presents... ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler. Directed by Samson Kohanski and starring Matthew Grondin, Nathan Burkart and Warren Davis (more...)

UNTETHERED to Open 5/8 at Mountain View MausoleumUNTETHERED to Open 5/8 at Mountain View Mausoleum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

?Julia Edwards' World Premiere play, untethered is a wacky new love story, not the Hallmark variety, the messy, screwing up, begging for mercy kind. Untethered is directed by Jen Bloom, featuring Joy Osmanski and Adam J. Smith, and features original music by Steven Kai van Betten. (more...)

Official: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This SummerOfficial: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Arthur Miller's award-winning American classic All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and directed by Stephen Hamilton. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays, June 9-28 and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (more...)

ORPHANS to Play Old Fitz TheatreORPHANS to Play Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

In a run-down house in North Philadelphia live two almost-feral orphaned brothers: the reclusive, sensitive Philip, sealed off in a world of tinned tuna and Errol Flynn movies, and Treat, a violent pickpocket and thief who steals to provide for his younger brother. Into this ferocious and funny world enters Harold, a mysterious, wealthy, middle-aged man who is kidnapped by Treat, but who soon turns the tables on the two brothers, changing forever the delicate power balance of their relationship. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Orphans is a story of the universal love of a father for his son, and a son's need to live his own life. (more...)

Joe Pantoliano to Appear in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, 3/26-4/12Joe Pantoliano to Appear in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, 3/26-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

'Great Kills' by Tom Diriwachter is a darkly comic tale of a get-rich-quick scheme in Staten Island that goes awry. Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the play's debut run March 26 to April 12, featuring Joe Pantoliano (who is noted for his starring roles on Broadway, film and TV), Robert Homeyer and Peter Welch. Jonathan Weber directs. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Old Fitz Theatre 2015 Season, 'Reincarnation' to Include MASTERCLASS, BAD, and MoreOld Fitz Theatre 2015 Season, 'Reincarnation' to Include MASTERCLASS, BAD, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

?The new artistic management team for the Old Fitz Theatre today announced the first six months programming in the 2015 season. Red Line Productions, run by Sean Hawkins, Andrew Henry and Vanessa Wright, have announced six mainstage plays and four late shows as part one of the season, entitled REINCARNATION. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jeff Biehl & More Set for Labyrinth Theater Company's Fall BARN SERIES; Spring Session SetDaphne Rubin-Vega, Jeff Biehl & More Set for Labyrinth Theater Company's Fall BARN SERIES; Spring Session Set
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, has announced that this season, there will be not one, but two chances for audiences to discover exciting new work at their earliest stages in the annual Barn Series readings. There will be a Fall Barn Series in November and Spring Barn Series in 2015 held at the Bank Street Theater in Manhattan's West Village (155 Bank Street). (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents NICE THINGS, Now thru 11/23Rogue Machine Presents NICE THINGS, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi opening tonight, October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Todays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

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