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Kevin Anderson and Catherine Dent, et. al, Join THE BREAK OF NOON at Geffen, 1/25Kevin Anderson and Catherine Dent, et. al, Join THE BREAK OF NOON at Geffen, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2011

Broadway veteran Kevin Anderson leads the cast in the Los Angeles run of world premiere production of Neil LaBute's The Break of Noon. The Break of Noon, which is a co-production with MCC in New York, will feature Catherine Dent as well as Tracee Chimo and John Earl Jelks, who performed their roles in the New York portion of the run. Helmed by director Jo Bonney, The Break of Noon begins in previews on January 25, 2011 and officially opens February 2, 2011. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents Premiere of Brett Neveu's DO THE HUSTLE 1/25-3/20Writers' Theatre Presents Premiere of Brett Neveu's DO THE HUSTLE 1/25-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2011

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the world premiere of DO THE HUSTLE by Brett Neveu. The production, directed by William Brown, runs January 25-March 20, 2011, at Writers' Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. The press performance is on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

33 VARIATIONS Begins Previews At The CTG/Ahmanson Theatre 1/3033 VARIATIONS Begins Previews At The CTG/Ahmanson Theatre 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Preview performances begin this Sunday, January 30, for the five-time Tony nominated production of '33 Variations' with Jane Fonda at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. '33 Variations,' written and directed by Moisés Kaufman, opens February 9 and continues through March 6, 2011. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Underground Railway Theater and Playwrights' Theatre at Boston University celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Derek Walcott's founding of Boston Playwrights' Theatre and commemorate the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti with a co-production of Walcott's powerful folk parable, TI-JEAN AND HIS BROTHERS. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Continues to Sell Out in NYC & BeyondFREUD'S LAST SESSION Continues to Sell Out in NYC & Beyond
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

By popular demand, FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the hit play by Mark St. Germain, resumed performances on January 14th at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 10 West 64th Street (at Central Park West). (more...)

Yale School of Drama Presents Jib 1/22-28Yale School of Drama Presents Jib 1/22-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2011

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (James Bundy, Dean; Victoria Nolan, Deputy Dean) presents Jib, written and directed by Michael McQuilken, January 22-28 at the Iseman Theater (1156 Chapel Street, New Haven). (more...)

Center Theatre Group Announces March-May Listings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

Center Theatre Group announces its March-May listings. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse 2/4-2/27THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse 2/4-2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

A haunting American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL marks the first Cleveland Play House production of a work by Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winner Horton Foote, and the world-premiere performance of this play by an African-American cast. Receiving the blessing of Hallie Foote, daughter of the playwright, this co-production with Round House Theatre is helmed by Timothy Douglas and stars preeminent African-American actress Lizan Mitchell as Carrie Watts. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL begins in the Drury Theatre at Cleveland Play House on Friday, February 4 and runs through Sunday, February 27, 2011. Tickets are available at Cleveland Play House box office by calling 216.795.7000 ext 4 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is presented with support from US Bank, Turner Construction, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

NOISES OFF Comes To A Noise Within 1/21-30, 2011NOISES OFF Comes To A Noise Within 1/21-30, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

A Noise Within (ANW) reprises its hilarious and critically acclaimed production of the joyfully out-of control British farce NOISES OFF by MICHAEL FRAYN for ten performances from Friday, January 21 to Sunday, January 30, 2011. (more...)

Artists Rep Presents The Lieutenant of Inishmore 2/8-3/13Artists Rep Presents The Lieutenant of Inishmore 2/8-3/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2011

Filled with as much laughter as gore, this shockingly funny black comedy is about blood, guts and a little black cat named Wee Thomas. (more...)

Oskar Eustis to Be Honored at the American Repertory Theater 2/14Oskar Eustis to Be Honored at the American Repertory Theater 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2011

Today the American Repertory Theater announced that Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of the Public Theater in New York, will be the recipient of the A.R.T.'s 2011 Robert Brustein Award. (more...)

Public Theater's Oskar Eustis Talks to Lewis Lapham At Joe's Pub 1/20Public Theater's Oskar Eustis Talks to Lewis Lapham At Joe's Pub 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2011

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, Linda Emond, Taylor Mac, Mandy Patinkin and Lapham's Quarterly Editor Lewis Lapham will celebrate the release of Lapham's Quarterly's Winter 2011 issue 'Celebrity' on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at Joe's Pub. (more...)

Baldwin, Emond, Hoffman, Mac and Patinkin Celebrate Lapham's Quarterly's CELEBRITY Issue With Select Readings 1/20Baldwin, Emond, Hoffman, Mac and Patinkin Celebrate Lapham's Quarterly's CELEBRITY Issue With Select Readings 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2011

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, Linda Emond, Taylor Mac, Mandy Patinkin and Lapham's Quarterly Editor Lewis Lapham will celebrate the release of Lapham's Quarterly's Winter 2011 issue 'Celebrity' on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at Joe's Pub. The evening will feature a discussion about celebrity, a performance by Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac of 'Unworthy of Your Love' from Assassins, and lively selections from the magazine, which will include excerpts from Charles Lindbergh, Lillie Langtry, John Hinckley, Billy Wilder, Andy Warhol, John Adams, and tales from the Thousand and One Nights, among others. (more...)

Cygnet Spreads its Wings with THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONSCygnet Spreads its Wings with THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2011

Artistic Director Sean Murray is proud to announce Cygnet Theatre's very first World Premiere - acclaimed writer Stephen Metcalfe's THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS. (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO, 2/2Alley Theatre Presents A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2011

Herbert Siguenza returns to the Alley Theatre, having previously appeared in ¡Cantinflas! and Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, as actor, playwright and artist for the world premiere of A Weekend With Pablo Picasso. Siguenza brings his virtuosic writing, acting and design skills into Picasso's private studio, 'Le Californie' on the coast of France, for an intimate and revealing weekend. Picasso's controversial and flamboyant opinions and creations gripped the public imagination and forever changed 20th century art. Delving into the creative mind and work of one of the most inspiring artists of modern history, this play explores Picasso's proclamations about ambition, destruction, creativity and art as an agent of social change. Recommended for mature audiences, strong language and brief nudity. (more...)

Casting Announced for #NewPlay Festival At Arena StageCasting Announced for #NewPlay Festival At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2011

The discourse surrounding new play development continues within the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, as the company presents the #NewPlay Festival. (more...)

ATC Presents THE BIG MEAL 2/3-3/6ATC Presents THE BIG MEAL 2/3-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

American Theater Company (ATC) continues its 26th season with the World Premiere of The Big Meal, written by New York Times 2010 Outstanding Playwright Award-winner Dan LeFranc and directed by Dexter Bullard. (more...)

Block, Olivo et al. Lead BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK at 2nd Stage This SeasonBlock, Olivo et al. Lead BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK at 2nd Stage This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, DANIEL BREAKER, KIMBERLY HÉBERT GREGORY, KEVIN ISOLA and KAREN OLIVO will star in the world premiere comedy, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, the new play by Lynn Nottage, directed by Jo Bonney. BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is Ms. Nottage's first play to be produced in New York since she won the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined in 2009. (more...)

Winners Announced for LA Stage Ovation AwardsWinners Announced for LA Stage Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

The LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the 2009-2010 season, were presented on Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, home of Cabrillo Music Theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2011

Magic Theatre presents the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against February 2nd through March 6, 2011. (more...)

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