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Lily Nicksay and Erik Odom to Reunite in Rubicon Theatre's SEE ROCK CITY This WinterLily Nicksay and Erik Odom to Reunite in Rubicon Theatre's SEE ROCK CITY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Appalachian love story of May and Raleigh continues as Rubicon Theatre Company presents SEE ROCK CITY by Arlene Hutton, running January 27 through February 14, 2016, in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on SaleTickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

CTG Picks 12 Students for 2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition Next MonthCTG Picks 12 Students for 2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Center Theatre Group has selected 12 local students to participate in the regional finals for the 2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) to be held at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 29, 2016. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Sets Cast of NUREYEV'S EYESGeorge Street Playhouse Sets Cast of NUREYEV'S EYES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of David Rush's Nureyev's Eyes, which runs February 2 through February 21 at the New Brunswick theatre.  Bill Dawes will portray Russian defector and star of ballet and screen, Rudolf Nureyev; William Connell will play painter Jamie Wyeth, the son of famed artist Andrew Wyeth and grandson of illustrator N.C. Wyeth. The production will be helmed by George Street Playhouse Resident Artistic Director Michael Mastro. (more...)

2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman, Adds Wednesday Matinees2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman, Adds Wednesday Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

A new batch of tickets are now on sale for the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 ACROSS, which began a open-ended engagement on November 14th at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ("Eloise") directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Tickets are now on sale through March 20th. Wednesday Matinees at 2pm have also been added to accommodate the demand. (more...)

Diane Rodriguez Appointed to National Council on the ArtsDiane Rodriguez Appointed to National Council on the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Diane Rodriguez, associate artistic director at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, California was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate to be a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts. (more...)

Anneliese van der Pol, Erin Mackey, Allison Guinn & Gina Naomi Baez to Star in A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME at Bucks County PlayhouseAnneliese van der Pol, Erin Mackey, Allison Guinn & Gina Naomi Baez to Star in A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report full casting for Bucks County Playhouse's premiere of the new musical, A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME. Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate Lauren Lotarro, also recently named as choreographer for Sarah Bareilles' upcoming Broadway musical WAITRESS, will direct and choreograph 'TASTE', the saucy new musical with book, music and lyrics by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Responds To Principal Nixing High School Production of 13 Because Of Terminally Ill CharacterJason Robert Brown Responds To Principal Nixing High School Production of 13 Because Of Terminally Ill Character
by Michael Dale - Jan 5, 2016

Before the musical's pre-Broadway premiere, the composer/lyricist received assistance in creating a main character from a student with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. (more...)

Waterwell Names 2016 New Works Lab PlaywrightWaterwell Names 2016 New Works Lab Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Waterwell, one of the Village Voice's Best Arguments for Devised Theater and creators of GOODBAR and #9, continues its annual series of developmental workshop productions with a commission by Dael Orlandersmith (Forever, Yellowman, Beauty's Daugther) for its senior Drama Class of 2016 at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). The new play, Some of the Things Inside, will be directed by Allison Talis and will premiere at PPAS in April 2016. (more...)

L.A. Premiere of THE MOUNTAINTOP Begins in FebruaryL.A. Premiere of THE MOUNTAINTOP Begins in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The Matrix Theatre Company honors Black History Month with the Los Angeles premiere of The Mountaintop, directed by Obie Award-winner Roger Guenveur Smith and starring Larry Bates and Danielle Mone Truitt. Recipient of London's 2010 Olivier Award, Katori Hall's gripping and often humorous re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes on new meaning with the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Mountaintop opens at the Matrix Theatre on February 6, with previews beginning January 28. (Scroll all the way down to view links to high resolution photos.) (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater to Present GOD OF CARNAGE; Cast, Creative Team SetJohn W. Engeman Theater to Present GOD OF CARNAGE; Cast, Creative Team Set
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GOD OF CARNAGE.  GOD OF CARNAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - Northwell Health.  Performances begin on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm and run through March 6, 2016. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together TomorrowJason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Composer Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) and acclaimed singer Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray) will perform a special One Night Only concert entitled 'JASON ROBERT BROWN IN CONCERT WITH SHOSHANA BEAN' on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 8:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/1; GOTTA DANCE! in Chicago, New ANNIE Tour in Rhode Island and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/1; GOTTA DANCE! in Chicago, New ANNIE Tour in Rhode Island and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

We're starting 2016 off with a bang!  This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, Los Angeles, Rhode Island, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the Broadway-bound GOTTA DANCE! in Chicago, top 2015 picks in L.A., and the new National Tour of ANNIE in Rhode Island, just to name a few. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre's Annual GalaKathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala will honor Vineyard Board President and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015
by Don Grigware - Dec 28, 2015

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2015 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, or technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER to Play Fountain Theatre in 2016World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER to Play Fountain Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, opening January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Bathsheba Doran's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX to Make West Coast Premiere at the TaperBathsheba Doran's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX to Make West Coast Premiere at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX by Bathsheba Doran, directed by Robert Egan, will make its West Coast premiere February 10 through March 20, 2016 at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update - Audra McDonald Leading Patti LuPone!2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update - Audra McDonald Leading Patti LuPone!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

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