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MURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the GeffenMURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two opens tonight (June 3) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.  The production has now been extended through Sunday, August 2. (more...)

Courtney Love in KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY & More Set for CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre's 12th SeasonCourtney Love in KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY & More Set for CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 12th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING Extends at The WallisDeaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING Extends at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen announce Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of Spring Awakening has been extended for six additional performances through June 14.  This eight-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27.  The production has been playing to sold out audiences and critical acclaim since its opening last week. (more...)

Forward Flux Productions to Present BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE at IX Flux SalonForward Flux Productions to Present BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE at IX Flux Salon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Forward Flux Productions will present the North West Regional premiere reading of Clarence Coo's award winning play 'Beautiful Province' at the IX Flux Salon gathering in Seattle. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel N. Durant, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Daniel N. Durant, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen present Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of the eight-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical Spring Awakening, opening May 28. This production is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Theatre Presents OEDIPUS MACHINAPhoto Flash: The Odyssey Theatre Presents OEDIPUS MACHINA
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Director Ron Sossi puts a unique stamp on Ellen McLaughlin's acclaimed adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus in a new production from Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and KOAN. Oedipus Machina opens on May 30 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Road Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of HOMEFREE This FallRoad Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of HOMEFREE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the first show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the World Premiere of HOMEFREE, written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews. HOMEFREE will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 8th at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This JulyCabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA! opens on Friday, July 17th , 2015, playing until Sunday, July 26th , and features an added mid-week matinee on July 22nd , at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

Ryder Bach and Curt Hansen to Reprise Roles in GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas This SummerRyder Bach and Curt Hansen to Reprise Roles in GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Casting is set for "Girlfriend," which will begin previews at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre on July 12 with the opening slated for July 19. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. (more...)

Amy Madigan to Helm West Coast Premiere of OFF THE KING'S ROADAmy Madigan to Helm West Coast Premiere of OFF THE KING'S ROAD
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Golden Globe Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Madigan directs the West Coast premiere of a new play by former publicist/talent manager/producer-turned-playwright Neil Koenigsberg. Off the King's Road opens June 27 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

When Anna Deavere Smith's drama Twilight: Los Angeles premiered in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, it made national news for its unique and unflinching look at the fallout from the 1992 Los Angeles riots. (more...)

Tickets to DIRTY DANCING National Tour at Smith Center on Sale 5/22Tickets to DIRTY DANCING National Tour at Smith Center on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Smith Center announced today that individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play Reynolds Hall July 14-19, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Incredible Paul Potenza & Angela Bond in Jobsite's ANNAPURNABWW Reviews: Incredible Paul Potenza & Angela Bond in Jobsite's ANNAPURNA
by Peter Nason - May 19, 2015

Only four chances left to see this Jobsite winner which showcases the finest local performances of the year thus far. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing DirectorDTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Dallas Theater Center Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Woodward as managing director of the 56-year-old organization. Woodward's experience includes Syracuse Stage and 17 years at McCarter Theatre Center. The appointment follows the departure of Heather M. Kitchen, who announced her retirement in September 2014. Woodward will formally assume his post in mid-July. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Lillias White Talks THE SONGS OF CY COLEMAN, THE LIFE & MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: Lillias White Talks THE SONGS OF CY COLEMAN, THE LIFE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 16, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning Broadway leading lady noted for her affinity and affection for the music of legendary songwriter Cy Coleman, the utterly divine Lillias White. Discussing her long-standing relationship and memorable musical collaborations with Coleman himself and recounting tales from their time shared together on the original Broadway production of THE LIFE, for which White took home a Best Featured Actress In A Musical Tony Award back in 1997, White also opens up about her participation in a lesser-known Coleman property titled LIKE JAZZ and acting as a replacement performer in the original Broadway production of Coleman's circus-themed hit BARNUM. Additionally, White sheds some light on the unique 54 Below show celebrating Coleman's career kicking off this weekend at the NYC cabaret hotspot co-starring two other recognizable Tony Award winners, Randy Graff and Cady Huffman, titled OUR GUY CY: THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN. All of that and much more with one of Broadway's biggest divas! (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive DirectorGotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate Director. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from IMMEDIATE FAMILY, Directed by Phylicia Rashad at the TaperSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from IMMEDIATE FAMILY, Directed by Phylicia Rashad at the Taper
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2015

'Immediate Family,' a biting new comedy written by Paul Oakley Stovall and directed by Phylicia Rashad, opened at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, May 3. Performances continue through June 7, 2015. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises KaufmanFull Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour directs Joe Jameson (The Divinity Student), Georgia Kerr (The Girl in the French Quarter), Peter Hannah (The Guard), James Tucker (Lester) and Tom Varey (Ollie Olsen). The company members play multiple roles around the central character of Ollie Olsen - characters weaving through the complex tapestry of his life. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

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