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Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's world premiere of Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (who directed Bethany at the Globe in 2014). (more...)

Will Pullen and More Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, Starting TonightWill Pullen and More Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, a workshop production written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will play for one week begining tonight, December 15, at 7pm. Produced in association with {Your Name Here}, the workshop will play Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). (more...)

Will Pullen and More to Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHENWill Pullen and More to Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, a workshop production written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will play†for one week begining Tuesday, December 15, at 7pm. (more...)

SELKIE to Make World Premiere at Z Space This WinterSELKIE to Make World Premiere at Z Space This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Weathervane Productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory are pleased to present the world premiere of SELKIE, or When I Look at the Ocean, I Feel Like I Belong, a new play inspired by Selkie mythology, written by Sarah Shaefer. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Honors Alan Gilbert at Tonight's NYYS Benefit GalaAlec Baldwin Honors Alan Gilbert at Tonight's NYYS Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Alec Baldwin will present the Theordore L. Kesselman Award for the Arts to honor Alan Gilbert at the New York Youth Symphony's (NYYS)†53rd Annual Benefit Gala. (more...)

WIVES & THE ACADEMY Double-Bill Begins Tonight at TNCWIVES & THE ACADEMY Double-Bill Begins Tonight at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

From tonight, October 8, through October†25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of 'Wives,' newly written by Mario Fratti, in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.' Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now. The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present WIVES and THE ACADEMY Double-Bill, 10/8-25Theater for the New City to Present WIVES and THE ACADEMY Double-Bill, 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

From October 8 to 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of a new play by Mario Fratti, 'Wives,' in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.' Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now. The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (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 BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 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...)

Theater for the New City to Present WIVES and THE ACADEMY Double-Bill, 10/8-25Theater for the New City to Present WIVES and THE ACADEMY Double-Bill, 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

From October 8 to 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of a new play by Mario Fratti, 'Wives,' in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.' Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now. The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (more...)

WIVES & THE ACADEMY Double-Bill to Play TNC, 10/8-25WIVES & THE ACADEMY Double-Bill to Play TNC, 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

From October 8 to 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of 'Wives,' newly written by Mario Fratti, in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.'† Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now.† The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Honor Alan Gilbert at This Year's NYYS Benefit GalaAlec Baldwin to Honor Alan Gilbert at This Year's NYYS Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Alec Baldwin will present the Theordore L. Kesselman Award for the Arts to honor Alan Gilbert at the New York Youth Symphony's (NYYS)†53rd Annual Benefit Gala. (more...)

SCHOOLED Set for Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore SeriesSCHOOLED Set for Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

†After a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at The New York International Fringe Festival, the Soho Playhouse will present The All-Americans's production of SCHOOLED, written by Lisa Lewis and directed by James Kautz (Artistic Director of The Amoralists), as part of the Fringe Encore Series, running October 5 - 17, 2015. The Soho Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street between 6th Avenue and Varick Street in New York City. (more...)

Only Four Performances Left of Hit Show ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler at Conklin BarnOnly Four Performances Left of Hit Show ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler at Conklin Barn
by Contests - Broadway - Aug 31, 2015

Opening tonight,†August 20th, BONNEY/KING PRODUCTIONS presents ORPHANS. (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 - Aug 28, 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 Today, July 11th at the Lillian Theatre (1036 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038). The production runs Thursday, Friday and Today 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...)

Lisa Lewis's SCHOOLED Begins Tonight FringeNYCLisa Lewis's SCHOOLED Begins Tonight FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 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 tonight, August 15, through August†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 - Aug 14, 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...)

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...)

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