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JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Slated for The Public's 2017 Shakespeare in the Park SeasonJULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Slated for The Public's 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

World Premiere Comedy THE CRUISE by Jonathan Ceniceroz Kicks Off 2017 Season at The LATCWorld Premiere Comedy THE CRUISE by Jonathan Ceniceroz Kicks Off 2017 Season at The LATC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Latino Theater Company kicks off its 2017 season exploring themes of identity and its relationship to history with a new socio-political comedy set on board a luxury ocean liner. The world premiere of The Cruise by Jonathan Ceniceroz opens March 16 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. Low-priced previews begin March 10. (more...)

Sing 'Ring of Keys' and Win Free Tickets to FUN HOME at the AhmansonSing 'Ring of Keys' and Win Free Tickets to FUN HOME at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

In anticipation of 'Fun Home' coming to the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will host a Sing Out 'Ring of Keys' Contest. Individuals and non-professional choirs are invited to submit video of themselves singing the song 'Ring of Keys' from the musical 'Fun Home.' (more...)

Rajiv Joseph Honored with DGA's 2017 Horton Foote Playwriting AwardRajiv Joseph Honored with DGA's 2017 Horton Foote Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced they will present the 2017 Horton Foote Playwriting Award to playwright Rajiv Joseph at the Dramatists Guild's annual awards presentations Monday, February 27, 2017, at the French Institute/Alliance Francaise. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on BroadwayEntire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Opens 2/12 at Center Theatre GroupZOOT SUIT Opens 2/12 at Center Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Currently in previews, Center Theatre Group's 'Zoot Suit' opens February 12 at the Mark Taper Forum. This legendary play with music will continue through March 19, 2017, (extending one week from the originally announced closing date). Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino.  (more...)

KATHY GRIFFIN'S CELEBRITY RUN-INS Comes to Playhouse SquareKATHY GRIFFIN'S CELEBRITY RUN-INS Comes to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Comedienne Kathy Griffin has been successfully elevated from her now famous "life on the D-list," to scoring laughs with her "Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-ins: My A-Z Index"…the name of her current 50-city tour (and coincidentally the name of her #1New York Times bestselling second book). Kathy's tour makes a Playhouse Square stop Sat., March 25 for one 8 pm State Theatre show. (Tickets are $65, $50, $40, $30 & $10 at playhousesquare.org and 216-241-6000.) (more...)

Original Star Matt McGrath to Return for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse; Cast Announced!Original Star Matt McGrath to Return for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that the cast for its West Coast Premiere production of Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride will feature Andrew Burnap as Casey, Matt McGrath as Miss Tracy Mills, Nija Okoro as Jo, Larry Powell as Rexy / Jason and Nick Searcy as Eddie. (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This SpringSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

Annette Bening to Star in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORYAnnette Bening to Star in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Golden Globe(R) Award winning actress Annette Bening has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

Alison Wright Completes Cast of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT on BroadwayAlison Wright Completes Cast of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Producers Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund have announced the full cast for the Broadway production of the searing new play Sweat. Alison Wright ('The Americans') joins the previously announced cast from the critically acclaimed Public Theater engagement. (more...)

Broadway's Lea Salonga to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This AprilBroadway's Lea Salonga to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement in 2015, Tony and Olivier Award-winning star and recording artist Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko. Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENEWriters Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Scene, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Six Community Conversations for ZOOT SUITCenter Theatre Group to Host Six Community Conversations for ZOOT SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host six Community Conversations for 'Zoot Suit,' which returns to the Mark Taper Forum to celebrate Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary. This series of panel conversations on selected nights throughout the run will be open to the public and feature local thought leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on our stages. (more...)

Rob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed and More Announced For New York Premiere Of CHURCH & STATERob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed and More Announced For New York Premiere Of CHURCH & STATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Charlotte Cohn, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and SCS Innovations LLC, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, announced today the complete cast and creative team for the upcoming New York Premiere of Church & State, the critically acclaimed play by Jason Odell Williams. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed MusicalsDenis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 RoundtableBetty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: GULF VIEW DRIVE The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's TrilogyPhoto Flash: GULF VIEW DRIVE The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast members Clarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). The ongoing love story of May and Raleigh concludes with the Kentucky couple now living comfortably in Florida in the 1950s. But their settled life is once again rocked by the arrival of family and turbulent events that threaten their sunny existence. Their love and devotion are put to the test when they must make unconventional decisions in a rapidly changing world. GULF VIEW DRIVE opens in Ventura on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a post-show party with cast, crew and local VIPs. Low-priced previews are January 25-27. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through February 12, 2017. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Begins 1/31 at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper ForumZOOT SUIT Begins 1/31 at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

"Zoot Suit" begins previews this Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The legendary play with music opens February 12 and will continue through March 19, 2017, (extending one week from the originally announced closing date). Written and directed by Luis Valdez, "Zoot Suit" is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Play Artists RepPulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Play Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of MARJORIE PRIME, a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, by Jordan Harrison. Featuring Vana O'Brien, Chris Harder, Linda Alper and Michael Mendelson, MARJORIE PRIME runs February 7 through March 5 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

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