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ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the launch of After Hours with Mathew Wright, its new summer cabaret series. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature five of the fiercest leading ladies in Seattle theater, Sarah Rose Davis (7/20), Laura Griffith (8/10), Cayman Ilika (8/3), Jessica Skerritt (7/27), and Katherine Strohmaier (8/17). Each will dish on their lives and careers through provocative, freewheeling interviews and sing everything from Broadway standards to pop songs, backed by Mathew Wright on piano. (more...)

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney, and featuring a talented six-member ensemble including Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick and Lisa Pescia, the world premiere of Citizen opens at the Fountain Theatre on August 1. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY This SummerWestport Country Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the world premiere previews of A. R. Gurney's "Love & Money," a new comedy exploring the trials of class, family, legacy, and race, directed by Mark Lamos, from July 21 through August 8. A co-production with New York's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, it will officially open there in late August.† (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Beginning performances Sunday, July 5th, Wicked will welcome two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee MICHELE LEE in the role of Madame Morrible. A veteran of the stage and screen, she is perhaps best known for her fourteen seasons as Karen Mackenzie on the landmark CBS television drama, 'Knots Landing.' (more...)

Andy Mientus & More Join Scissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears in BENT at CTG/Mark Taper ForumAndy Mientus & More Join Scissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears in BENT at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Rehearsals have begun for Martin Sherman's 'Bent,' a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions. Directed by Moise?s Kaufman, previews for 'Bent' begin July 15 and opening is set for July 26. Performances continue through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

DEMETRIUS UNBOUND to Play Live Oak Theatre, 7/25-8/22DEMETRIUS UNBOUND to Play Live Oak Theatre, 7/25-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Veteran Bay Area actor Soren Oliver has seen - and played in - countless productions of Shakespeare, including numerous versions of what is arguably the most popular of the Bard's comedies, "A Midsummer Night's Dream."†† Midsummer has every device in Shakespeare's bag of tricks, many of which he filched from Greek comedy.† Soren Oliver has created a follow-up play that highlights the best of complex plotting, mixed-up lovers and mind-bending shtick, and peopled it with a cast of experienced Shakespearean actors and a director who really love and understand farce. (more...)

PCPA to Present MAN OF LA MANCHA, Begin. 7/8PCPA to Present MAN OF LA MANCHA, Begin. 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

This classic musical Man of La Mancha, plays in the Marian Theatre July 8 & 11, 2015, then under the unreachable stars in the Solvang Festival Theater July 17 - August 16. (more...)

Katrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHTKatrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its second developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Midsummer Night by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn on June 27 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre †continues the 2015 Uptown Series†with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.† KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.† Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOTTammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, and Stephen Plunkett will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of† DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis.† DADA WOOF PAPA HOT begins performances Thursday, October 15 and opens on Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Lea Michele Supports Deaf West's 'Inspiring' SPRING AWAKENING CastPhoto Flash: Lea Michele Supports Deaf West's 'Inspiring' SPRING AWAKENING Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

SPRING AWAKENING's original Wendla on Broadway, Lea Michele recently attended Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING and stopped by after the show to post for pictures with the cast. Check out pics below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's powerfully-penned adaptation of Life Is a Dream, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's epic tale of love, power, and destiny, Life Is a Dream. Directed by Magic Theatre's Artistic Director Loretta Greco in her Cal Shakes debut, Life Is a Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 8 through August 2. (more...)

Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that the The Reverend Micah Bucey will moderate a post-show panel discussion following the performance of the world premiere play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, on Tuesday, June 16, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The panelists will include Greg Grandin, Morgan Jenness, and Michael Ratner. (more...)

Skylight Theatre to Stage World Premiere of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA, 7/18-8/23Skylight Theatre to Stage World Premiere of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA, 7/18-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company in association with Flying Cucumber Productions presents the World Premiere of El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola, written by Ron House and directed by Alan Shearman. Based on El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman and John Neville-Andrews, Opening at 8:30pm on Saturday, July 18, 2015 Runs at 8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through August 23, 2015 The Skylight Theatre complex is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027. (more...)

Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Heading to New York Next?Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Heading to New York Next?
by Rialto Chatter - Jun 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the highly-acclaimed production of SPRING AWAKENING currently running through June 14 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is in active talks for a transfer to New York City after the show's West Coast run. (more...)

Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Setting the tone for another season of great entertainment under the stars, Shakespeare Orange County (SOC) launches Summerfest 2015 at the Garden Grove Amphitheatre on June 13 with its 2nd Annual 'Fun-raising' event. (more...)

LTC Announces Directors for CARNAVAL 2015; Latina/o New Works Festival Runs 7/23-25LTC Announces Directors for CARNAVAL 2015; Latina/o New Works Festival Runs 7/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) proudly announces the roster of powerhouse directors paired with eight playwrights for the groundbreaking Carnaval 2015-a theatre festival of New Latina/o work at The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N. Racine, Chicago, July 23-25. (more...)

INTAR to Stage Workshop of Migdalia Cruz's SATYRICONOINTAR to Stage Workshop of Migdalia Cruz's SATYRICONO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

INTAR†continues its acclaimed 2014 - '15 season with SATYRICO—O†by Migdalia Cruz,†a†workshop presentation of a new play in development with actors from INTAR's UNIT 52 project, as well as guest artists Annie Henk,†David Anzuelo, Bobby Plasencia, and Lisa Ramirez.†There will be only three performances, which are open to the public: Friday, June 19th, Saturday June 20th, and Sunday June 21st. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the GeffenMURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two opens tonight (June 3) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.† The production has now been extended through Sunday, August 2. (more...)

Courtney Love in KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY & More Set for CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre's 12th SeasonCourtney Love in KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY & More Set for CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 12th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

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