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THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS Return in 4PLAY At Minetta Lane Theatre, Opens 8/9THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS Return in 4PLAY At Minetta Lane Theatre, Opens 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010

The Flying Karamazov Brothers return in triumph to the Minetta Lane Theatre for an open-ended engagement in their hit show 4PLAY beginning Thursday, July 22, and opening Monday, August 9 at 7pm. (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents World Premiere Of Sater's NEW YORK ANIMALS 6/26-8/8Rogue Machine Presents World Premiere Of Sater's NEW YORK ANIMALS 6/26-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

Multi award winning playwright/lyricist Steven Sater has chosen LA's Rogue Machine to present the World premiere of his play New York Animals. (more...)

TheatreWorks Launches 9th Annual New Works Festival, 8/8-22TheatreWorks Launches 9th Annual New Works Festival, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010

TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, continues its commitment to the creation and development of new works with the 2010 New Works Festival, sponsored by Microsoft. The ninth annual Festival, August 8-22 at TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, features fifteen days of new works unveiled to the public, including new musicals, new plays, a cabaret concert, and a panel discussion. This year's festival will feature a developmental production of the funny and inspirational musical FLY BY NIGHT from Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly, and Michael Mitnick. Additionally announced for this summer's lineup are staged readings of two musicals: GREAT WALL, a vibrant pop musical from Kevin Merritt and Kevin So (with Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang as a story consultant), and the moving gospel and jazz musical RED CLAY from Jeff Hughes and Scott Ethier. The festival will also feature readings of two plays: HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE, the latest piece from New Works Festival veteran Bill Cain (Equivocation) and VARIATIONS ON A THEME, a luminous drama by Anna Ziegler. Audience members are invited to a Meet the Artists Panel at 7:30pm on August 15. The panel discussion will give an inside look at what it's like to write for the stage. Festival composers, performers, and special guests will share a wealth of new songs and treasured favorites at Festival: Unplugged, Songs in the Key of New, a cabaret concert on Friday, August 20. For tickets (on sale July 16) and info, you may call the box office at (650) 463-1960 or visit www.theatreworks.org. (more...)

LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE Takes The Stage At Mark Taper Forum, Closes 8/8LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE Takes The Stage At Mark Taper Forum, Closes 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 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...)

Patinkin Leads COMPULSION at Berkeley Rep, 9/16-10/31Patinkin Leads COMPULSION at Berkeley Rep, 9/16-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2010

Even as its shows reach New York and London, Berkeley Repertory Theatre begins another season of fearless theatre here at home: Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin stars in the world-premiere production of Compulsion on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage. Acclaimed director Oskar Eustis returns to the Bay Area with Rinne Groff's latest play, a kaleidoscopic collision of history and culture that combines stellar acting with marvelous marionettes. Compulsion, a world-premiere co-production from Berkeley Rep, The Public Theater, and Yale Repertory Theatre, begins previews on September 13, opens September 16, and closes October 31. (more...)

BECOMING NORMAN Set to Open at NoHo Arts Center for 18 Performances Only, 8/6-9/12BECOMING NORMAN Set to Open at NoHo Arts Center for 18 Performances Only, 8/6-9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2010

Raul Espinoza, It's in the Cards, and the NoHo Arts Center Ensemble have announced the world premiere of Becoming Norman in North Hollywood. This new solo show with original music, written and performed by Norman P. Dixon, will play one preview performance on Friday, August 6 at 8pm and is set to open at the NoHo Arts Center on Saturday, August 7 at 8pm. The engagement will run through Sunday, September 12 only. (more...)

Jane Fonda Reprises Broadway Role in CTG/Ahmanson's 33 VARIATIONS, 1/30-3/6Jane Fonda Reprises Broadway Role in CTG/Ahmanson's 33 VARIATIONS, 1/30-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2010

Two-time Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda will star in '33 Variations,' the compelling new play written and directed by Moisés Kaufman, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, January 30 through March 6, 2011. Opening is set for February 9. (more...)

Costume Designer Gregg Barnes and Actress Patricia Conolly Named Associate Artists of The Old Globe, 8/4Costume Designer Gregg Barnes and Actress Patricia Conolly Named Associate Artists of The Old Globe, 8/4
by Samantha Leffler - Aug 4, 2010

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today named Tony Award-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and actress Patricia Conolly Associate Artists of The Old Globe. They are the 54th and 55th artists to receive the prestigious honor which recognizes their unique contributions to the institution. (more...)

OJAI PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE Presents 2010 Season Of New Works 8/3-15OJAI PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE Presents 2010 Season Of New Works 8/3-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2010

THE OJAI PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE (OPC) is thrilled to announce its 2010 Season - 13th Annual program of playwrights, readings and special performances featuring some of the most talented, established and up-and-coming playwrights writing today. (more...)

Original Broadway Bound Musical Concert  Launches at Skyline Theatre CompanyOriginal Broadway Bound Musical Concert Launches at Skyline Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

Seeing something before anyone else gets a chance is an exciting experience, and Skyline Theatre Company (STC) is bringing a New Jersey premiere to its Fair Lawn home this October. This is a sneak peek at the brand new Broadway style musical Summer Stock, based on the 1950 MGM classic musical film featuring the Harold Arlen iconic song 'Get Happy.' (more...)

Geffen Playhouse's LOVE, LOSS Ends RunGeffen Playhouse's LOVE, LOSS Ends Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

After weeks of playing to packed houses, Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore is extending its Los Angeles run in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse through at least August 1. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre's SPELLING BEE EndsNorth Coast Repertory Theatre's SPELLING BEE Ends
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present The San Diego Premiere of a two-time Tony Award winning musical. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, directed by Rick Simas (more...)

Lyceum Theatre Continues 50th Season with THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, 8/7-14Lyceum Theatre Continues 50th Season with THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, 8/7-14
by Chris Gibson - Jul 30, 2010

Written by the incomparable team of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, The Man Who Came To Dinner tells the story of Sheridan Whiteside, a theatre critic/lecturer and radio personality, arriving to dine at the home of the prominent Stanley family in a small Midwestern town. Whiteside slips and falls at the doorstep of his hosts and injures his hip. For six weeks Sheridan is confined to the Stanley home where he monopolizes the entire household! Featuring one of the largest Lyceum casts ever assembled, this stylish and funny production will keep audiences laughing as the outrageous becomes commonplace! (more...)

Tickets for Jones-Led MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION Go On Sale Today, 7/30Tickets for Jones-Led MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION Go On Sale Today, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2010

Tickets for the upcoming Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's play Mrs. Warren's Profession go on sale to the general public on July 30. The production, to be produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company, will star Tony® Award winner Cherry Jones as Kitty Warren and Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins making her Broadway debut as Vivie Warren and will be directed by Tony® Award winner Doug Hughes at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd St). The cast will also feature Adam Driver as Frank Gardner, Mark Harelik as Sir George Crofts, Edward Hibbert as Mr. Praed and Michael Siberry as Reverend Samuel Gardner. (more...)

Morton, Paice & Kushnier Lead Schaeffer-Helmed CHESS for Signature Theatre, 8/10 - 9/26Morton, Paice & Kushnier Lead Schaeffer-Helmed CHESS for Signature Theatre, 8/10 - 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2010

The world of Cold War intrigue, forbidden love, and 1980s rock rules when the legendary musical Chess , by the composers of Mamma Mia!, plays Signature Theatre, August 10 through September 26. The first major American production in almost 20 years-and the Washington region's very first professional production-stars Broadway's Jill Paice (Curtains), Euan Morton (Boy George in Taboo), and Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose) in the Russian/American conflict made new again. Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet) and his creative team capture the gritty, sexy world of Chess' 1985 radio hit ‘One Night in Bangkok' in the amazing intimacy of Signature's 276-seat MAX Theatre. The Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre has a national reputation for its work with musicals - polishing underappreciated gems, as well as producing world premieres and reinventing classics. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre Co Presents FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF PLAYS, Kicks Off 7/29Open Fist Theatre Co Presents FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF PLAYS, Kicks Off 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2010

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents their second FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, with new works written by Ty Taylor, Douglas Crawford, Ron West, Joseph Fisher, William Mesnik, Phillip William Brock, and Laura Richardson and directed by Martha Demson, Benjamin Burdick and Amanda Weier. (more...)

THE CLEAN HOUSE Comes To ICT, Opens 8/27THE CLEAN HOUSE Comes To ICT, Opens 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2010

A housekeeper who hates cleaning prefers trying to dream up the funniest joke in the world, even though she's convinced it might kill her. (more...)

Houdyshell, Lenox, Mack, et al. Join Cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 7/28Houdyshell, Lenox, Mack, et al. Join Cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2010

Producer Daryl Roth announced today the full August and September casts of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents PALOMINO, 11/4-12/5Aurora Theatre Company Presents PALOMINO, 11/4-12/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 19th season with PALOMINO, written, directed, and starring David Cale in its Bay Area Premiere, October 29 - December 5, 2010. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has announced that the 3rd Annual ‘Mimi' Awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

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