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Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This FallRob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of BENT at the Taper - Hugo Armstrong, Tom Berklund, Ray Baker & More!Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of BENT at the Taper - Hugo Armstrong, Tom Berklund, Ray Baker & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moises Kaufman, beginning previews tomorrow, July 15, and opening July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears Sings 'Streets of Berlin' from BENT at the TaperSTAGE TUBE: Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears Sings 'Streets of Berlin' from BENT at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moises Kaufman, beginning previews tomorrow, July 15, and opening July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Below, watch Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) sing 'Streets of Berlin,' a song he wrote and performs in the play! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ryder Bach and Curt Hansen in GIRLFRIEND at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at Ryder Bach and Curt Hansen in GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rock musical 'Girlfriend' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre this Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. Previews began on July 12. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the actors onstage in L.A.! (more...)

Cabaret at The Merc's Summer Series to Return with THE LAST 5 YEARSCabaret at The Merc's Summer Series to Return with THE LAST 5 YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, Cabaret at The Merc's Summer Series returns for its 2nd year with an incredibly moving and intimate production of Jason Robert Brown's The Last 5 Years, starring Allen Everman and Lisa Livesay. Directed by Susan Jordan DeLeon who starred last year in their sold out production of Next To Normal, this beautiful piece of theater follows two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This FridayMusical Theatre West's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) is Singin' in the Rain runs July 10-26 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.  Featuring all of the beloved songs, splashy dance numbers, and comedic antics, this two-time Tony nominated musical delivers the best of the beloved film, live on stage.  (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This FallDIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Raleigh premiere of Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale July 20 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Today, producer Ken Davenport shared his thoughts on why he decided to bring the musical back to Broadway in his latest edition of The Producer's Perspective. (more...)

DIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula PlayersDIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season July 8 through 26 when it presents the classic suspense-filled thriller, 'Dial M for Murder' by Frederick Knott. 'Dial M for Murder' was first staged on Broadway in 1952 and Knott adapted the script for Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Rehearsals have started for "Girlfriend" at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will begin previews on July 12 with the opening slated for July 19. Performances will continue through August 9. To prepare for the Los Angeles run, scroll down for a peek at the Actors Theatre of Louisville production! (more...)

ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the launch of After Hours with Mathew Wright, its new summer cabaret series. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature five of the fiercest leading ladies in Seattle theater, Sarah Rose Davis (7/20), Laura Griffith (8/10), Cayman Ilika (8/3), Jessica Skerritt (7/27), and Katherine Strohmaier (8/17). Each will dish on their lives and careers through provocative, freewheeling interviews and sing everything from Broadway standards to pop songs, backed by Mathew Wright on piano. (more...)

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney, and featuring a talented six-member ensemble including Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick and Lisa Pescia, the world premiere of Citizen opens at the Fountain Theatre on August 1. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY This SummerWestport Country Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the world premiere previews of A. R. Gurney's "Love & Money," a new comedy exploring the trials of class, family, legacy, and race, directed by Mark Lamos, from July 21 through August 8. A co-production with New York's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, it will officially open there in late August.  (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Beginning performances Sunday, July 5th, Wicked will welcome two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee MICHELE LEE in the role of Madame Morrible. A veteran of the stage and screen, she is perhaps best known for her fourteen seasons as Karen Mackenzie on the landmark CBS television drama, 'Knots Landing.' (more...)

Andy Mientus & More Join Scissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears in BENT at CTG/Mark Taper ForumAndy Mientus & More Join Scissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears in BENT at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Rehearsals have begun for Martin Sherman's 'Bent,' a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions. Directed by Moise?s Kaufman, previews for 'Bent' begin July 15 and opening is set for July 26. Performances continue through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

DEMETRIUS UNBOUND to Play Live Oak Theatre, 7/25-8/22DEMETRIUS UNBOUND to Play Live Oak Theatre, 7/25-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Veteran Bay Area actor Soren Oliver has seen - and played in - countless productions of Shakespeare, including numerous versions of what is arguably the most popular of the Bard's comedies, "A Midsummer Night's Dream."   Midsummer has every device in Shakespeare's bag of tricks, many of which he filched from Greek comedy.  Soren Oliver has created a follow-up play that highlights the best of complex plotting, mixed-up lovers and mind-bending shtick, and peopled it with a cast of experienced Shakespearean actors and a director who really love and understand farce. (more...)

PCPA to Present MAN OF LA MANCHA, Begin. 7/8PCPA to Present MAN OF LA MANCHA, Begin. 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

This classic musical Man of La Mancha, plays in the Marian Theatre July 8 & 11, 2015, then under the unreachable stars in the Solvang Festival Theater July 17 - August 16. (more...)

Katrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHTKatrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its second developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Midsummer Night by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn on June 27 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre  continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.  KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.  Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

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