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Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

The Public Theater & Signature Theatre to Premiere Tony Kushner's INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE in '11The Public Theater & Signature Theatre to Premiere Tony Kushner's INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE in '11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) and Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) announced today that the New York premiere of Tony Kushner's THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES will be presented in the 2010-2011 season in a co-production between The Public Theater and Signature Theatre Company, in association with the Guthrie Theater. Michael Greif, who directed the world premiere at the Guthrie in April, 2009, will direct the New York premiere, which will play March 22-June 12, 2011 at The Public Theater. Casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE Takes The Stage At Mark Taper Forum, Previews 6/30LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE Takes The Stage At Mark Taper Forum, Previews 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2010

A strikingly original black comedy by Academy Award-winning, Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated playwright Martin McDonagh, 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' is set in 1993 on a rocky island in County Galway. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Stage & Screen Star Judith IveyBWW Interviews: Stage & Screen Star Judith Ivey
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 22, 2010

The 'Glass Menagerie' star talks about acting and her newer profession, directing, in the first part of our Women's History Month series. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Spring 2010 Master Class Series with Gleason, Ivey 3/21Primary Stages Announces Spring 2010 Master Class Series with Gleason, Ivey 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2010

The Primary Stages School of Theater (PSST) has announcedthe addition of its popular Master Class Series that was created to provide students the chance togain rare insight and experience from some of the finest working professionals in thetheater. Special guests for the spring series include, Judith Ivey, Judith Light and Craig Lucas.Master Classes are open to the public with a suggested $5 donation. (more...)

Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company Presents ALICE IN SLASHERLAND, Opening 3/21Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company Presents ALICE IN SLASHERLAND, Opening 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2010

Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company, will present the world premiere production of 'ALICE IN SLASHERLAND,' written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Robert Ross Parker, with fight choreography by Mr. Nguyen, when it begins performances on March 18 at HERE (www.here.org) with an official opening March 21st. (more...)

San Diego REPertory Theatre Presents A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO, 3/21San Diego REPertory Theatre Presents A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2010

Art that revolutionized the 20th Century comes to life at THE LYCEUM THEATRE as distinguished actor/writer HERBERT SIGUENZA performs and paints on stage during SAN DIEGO REPERTORY THEATRE's workshop production of A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO. Though he is best known for his comedic work with the Latino performance troupe, Culture Clash, Siguenza was first a visual artist. (more...)

A Noise Within Presents AWAKE AND SING! 3/20 - 5/23A Noise Within Presents AWAKE AND SING! 3/20 - 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2010

A Noise Within (ANW) presents AWAKE AND SING!, an American classic by Clifford Odet, opening Saturday, March 20 and closing Sunday, May 23, 2010 (previews begin Saturday, March 13), directed by Andrew J. Traister. Featuring veteran actor Len Lesser (Jacob), who is well known to contemporary audiences at Seinfeld's 'Uncle Leo' and highly regarded ANW Resident Artists Deborah Strang (Bessie Berger) and Joel Swetow (Myron Berger), the play also features Alan Blumenfeld (Uncle Morty), Molly Leland (Hennie Berger), David Lengel (Sam Feinschreiber), Daniel Reichert (Moe Axelrod), Adam Silver (Ralph Berger) and Alan Waserman (Schlosser). (more...)

Oskar Eustis' THE HUMAN SCALE Closes at Joe's Pub, 3/20Oskar Eustis' THE HUMAN SCALE Closes at Joe's Pub, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2010

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis will direct THE HUMAN SCALE for four performances only at Joe's Pub beginning Wednesday, March 17 at 7 PM. Written and performed by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, THE HUMAN SCALE will also play Saturday, March 20 at 7 PM and Sunday, March 21 at 2 PM and 7 PM. (more...)

A Noise Within Presents AWAKE AND SING! by Clifford Odets - Opens March 20A Noise Within Presents AWAKE AND SING! by Clifford Odets - Opens March 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2010

A Noise Within (ANW) presents AWAKE AND SING!, an American classic by CLIFFORD ODETS, opening Saturday, March 20 and closing Sunday, May 23, 2010 (previews begin Saturday, March 13), directed by Andrew J. Traister. Featuring veteran actor Len Lesser (Jacob), who is well known to contemporary audiences at Seinfeld's 'Uncle Leo' and highly regarded ANW Resident Artists Deborah Strang (Bessie Berger) and Joel Swetow (Myron Berger), the play also features Alan Blumenfeld (Uncle Morty), Molly Leland (Hennie Berger), David Lengel (Sam Feinschreiber), Daniel Reichert (Moe Axelrod), Adam Silver (Ralph Berger) and Alan Waserman (Schlosser). (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Presents THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL, 2/20-3/20The Fountain Theatre Presents THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL, 2/20-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2010

The Fountain Theatre opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Ifa Bayeza's daring, folk and gospel-infused The Ballad of Emmett Till in celebration of Black History Month. Shirley Jo Finney (Yellowman) directs Bernard K. Addison, Rico E. Anderson, Lorenz Arnell, Adenrele Ojo and Karen Malina White in the five-week run, February 20 through March 20, with low-priced previews beginning February 11. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Announces Casting for THE LISBON TRAVIATA 3/20-4/11The Kennedy Center Announces Casting for THE LISBON TRAVIATA 3/20-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2010

The Kennedy Center today announced casting for Terrence McNally's The Lisbon Traviata. The play will star Malcolm Gets as Stephen, John Glover as Mendy, and Chris Hartl as Paul and will run March 20 to April 11, 2010 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

A Noise Within Presents THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, 4/17-5/22A Noise Within Presents THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, 4/17-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2010

A Noise Within (ANW) concludes its 2009-10 season with celebrated Irish playwright JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE's THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD directed by Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director Geoff Elliott, which opens Saturday, April 17 and closes Saturday, May 22, 2010 (previews begin Saturday, April 10). The once controversial play - which sparked riots during and after its debut in Dublin in 1907, was booed in New York four years later, and resulted in the arrest of the Philadelphia cast on charges of staging an immoral performance - has since been recognized as a masterpiece. (more...)

Know Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA, 4/3-5/8Know Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA, 4/3-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2010

Know Theatre of Cincinnati is pleased to announce its fourth and fifth production of the season, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, written by Tony Kushner. Angels in America will open with the first of the two part play, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, on Know Theatre's mainstage April 3 and play through May 8, 2010. The second half of the production, Angels in America: Perestroika, will open April 23 and play through May 8, 2010. (more...)

New Works by Neil LaBute & John Guare Headline SEVEN CARD DRAW at Dixon PlaceNew Works by Neil LaBute & John Guare Headline SEVEN CARD DRAW at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

Brand new monologues by prolific and controversial writer/director Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Nurse Betty, The Shape of Things and Reasons to be Pretty) and legendary playwright John Guare (House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation) highlight a three-night presentation of new dramatic works at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side). (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Spring 2010 Master Class Series with Gleason, Ivey 3/21Primary Stages Announces Spring 2010 Master Class Series with Gleason, Ivey 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2010

The Primary Stages School of Theater (PSST) has announcedthe addition of its popular Master Class Series that was created to provide students the chance togain rare insight and experience from some of the finest working professionals in thetheater. Special guests for the spring series include, Judith Ivey, Judith Light and Craig Lucas.Master Classes are open to the public with a suggested $5 donation. (more...)

New Actors Star in the Utah Shakespearean Festival's 2010 Summer SeasonNew Actors Star in the Utah Shakespearean Festival's 2010 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2010

A number of exciting new faces will grace the Utah Shakespearean Festival stages this summer. Patrons will be introduced to new actors who have worked at theatres like The Old Globe, American Conservatory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 3/15 Installment Of Musical MondaysPhoto Flash: The Actors Fund's 3/15 Installment Of Musical Mondays
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2010

On Monday, March 15th, The Actors Fund presented the next in their series of Musical Mondays in the lobby of the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Oskar Eustis-Helmed THE HUMAN SCALE Opens at Joe's Pub, 3/17Oskar Eustis-Helmed THE HUMAN SCALE Opens at Joe's Pub, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2010

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis will direct THE HUMAN SCALE for four performances only at Joe's Pub beginning Wednesday, March 17 at 7 PM. Written and performed by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, THE HUMAN SCALE will also play Saturday, March 20 at 7 PM and Sunday, March 21 at 2 PM and 7 PM. (more...)

THE IRISH CURSE Opens At The Soho Playhouse 3/17/2010THE IRISH CURSE Opens At The Soho Playhouse 3/17/2010
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2010

Sarahbeth Grossman and Craig Zehms today announced that they would present the Off-Broadway premiere of Martin Casella's acclaimed comedy THE IRISH CURSE at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street (between Avenue of the Americas & Varick Street) beginning an open-ended run on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. (more...)

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