Mark Taper Forum News

Jose Rivera and More to Bring New Works to Brooklyn College, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its inaugural New Works Brooklyn festival on June 25-29. The series will feature staged readings of one-act plays written by Kia Corthron, Erin Courtney, Jose Rivera, Anne Washburn, and Mac Wellman, all of whom will take part in audience talkbacks during the week. In addition, Rivera will direct his own piece, and Corthron, Courtney, Washburn, and Wellman will take part in a panel discussion on the development of new plays on the closing day of the festival. (more...)

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, Starring Sandra Oh, Extends Through July 20 at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Victory Gardens Theater adds an additional week of performances to the run of Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden now runs June 13 - July 20, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Shaw's THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents George Bernard Shaw's Revolutionary War dramaThe Devil's Disciple. Just in time for the Fourth of July and the 350th anniversary of New Jersey's charter, The Devil's Disciple celebrates the spirit and honor of the everyday people who fought for our nation's independence. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Starring Michael Urie Begins Performances in Washington, DC on Friday, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

New York's runaway hit comedy Buyer & Cellar, about a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real) basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate, begins performances at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) in Washington, DC on Friday, June 20, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA Continues CTC's 25th Anniversary Season, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will continue its 25th Anniversary Season with Sharr White's ANNAPURNA. The production, which runs from July 10th through July 20th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC newcomers: Westfield-native Michelle Joyner, Daniel Riordan and director Robert Egan. (more...)

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Announces New Name, New Mission, and New Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce its new name, new mission, new design, and new programming. Through the vision of Bay Street Theater's new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, the new Bay Street will enhance the development and presentation of new productions, performances and events. (more...)

Andy Karl, Jennifer Simard & More to Lead Industry Reading of Todd Graff's KIDS IN THE BUSINESS, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

KIDS IN THE BUSINESS, a new comedy written and directed by Todd Graff, will have an industry reading on Tuesday, June 17, featuring Andy Karl ('Rocky'), Jennifer Simard ('Disaster!'), Angela Grovey ('Joyful Noise'), Eden Duncan-Smith ('The Lion King'), Sam Poon ('Billy Elliot') and Sadie Sink ('Annie'). (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE LAST CONFESSION at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The exclusive U.S. engagement of 'The Last Confession,' a gripping new play of intrigue and mystery by Roger Crane, starring David Suchet, opened June 11 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Jonathan Church, 'The Last Confession' began previews, June 7, 2014, continues through July 6. Following the engagement at the Ahmanson, 'The Last Confession' will tour cities around Australia. Check below for photos from the opening night! (more...)

Center Theatre Group Postpones Reading of HOLLYWOOD ARMS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Center Theatre Group is postponing the reading of "Hollywood Arms" previously scheduled for June 22, 2014, at the Mark Taper Forum due to scheduling conflicts with a few performers who were key to the event. (more...)

Off-Broadway's BUYER & CELLAR to Play Final Performance at Barrow Street Theatre on 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

New York's longest-running, critically-acclaimed comedy, Buyer & Cellar, now starring Barrett Foa ("NCIS: Los Angeles"), must play its final performance at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Buyer & Cellar will have played 8 preview performances and 458 regular performances during its Barrow Street engagement where it recouped its initial investment faster than any Off-Broadway show in recent history, and to date has grossed over $4,000,000 in ticket sales. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company to Present ANNAPURNA, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will continue its 25th Anniversary Season with Sharr White's ANNAPURNA. The production, which runs from July 10th through July 20th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC newcomers: Westfield-native Michelle Joyner, Daniel Riordan and director Robert Egan. (more...)

MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' TALENT SHOW to Headline at the Duplex for Pride Week, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Talent Show, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Monday, June 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Barrett Foa-Led BUYER & CELLAR Celebrates Week of 400s!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Buyer & Cellar, New York's longest-running comedy now starring Barrett Foa ('NCIS: Los Angeles,' Avenue Q), will play its 4oothperformance at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) at 7:30pm, Friday, June 13. On Wednesday, June 11, at 2pm, original star and current star of the National tour of Buyer & Cellar, Michael Urie, will play his 400th performance as Alex More, a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real) basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate. Buyer & Cellar, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett, recouped its initial investment faster than any Off-Broadway show in recent history. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Suchet and More in THE LAST CONFESSION at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The exclusive U.S. engagement of "The Last Confession," a gripping new play of intrigue and mystery by Roger Crane, starring David Suchet, opens June 11 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Jonathan Church, "The Last Confession" begins previews tomorrow, June 7, 2014, continues through July 6. Following the engagement at the Ahmanson, "The Last Confession" will tour cities around Australia. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

LABA to Present MOTHER.NET, 6/19-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, working in collaboration with choreographer Renana Raz, whose work has been called "brilliant" by the Israeli press, is pleased to announce the first-ever international production of MOTHER.NET. The show aims to take the usually isolated experience of watching YouTube videos and turns it into a public experience. Artists will respond to YouTube clips on the theme of mother through dance, theater, music, storytelling, and audience interaction. (more...)

Alfre Woodard Stars in Theresa Rebeck's ZEALOT at DTF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

DTF opens its 39th Summer Season New Play Reading series with a new play by local favorite Theresa Rebeck. The play, Zealot, is a finalist for the Susan Blackburn Prize and is set at the British consulate in Mecca, where a tactical tea is interrupted by news of nearby violence. When a witness seeks asylum, a diplomatic battle of wits ensues, while a life hangs in the balance. The reading will star renowned actress Alfre Woodard and will be directed by award winning director John Doyle. (more...)

BD Wong Stars in THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO, Beginning Tonight at A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents the U.S. premiere of James Fenton's acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BCE. (more...)

RACE, LUNA GALE, CHAVEZ RAVINE, GIRLFRIEND and More Set for CTG's 11th Season at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 11th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR with Michael Urie Coming to Dallas City Performance Hall, 9/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The longest running comedy in New York, now in its second smash year, has announced the addition of a Dallas engagement to the first national tour of Buyer & Cellar, the critically acclaimed, award winning play about a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real) basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate. (more...)

Enda Walsh's PENELOPE to Open 6/14 at Rogue Machine
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award winning playwright Enda Walsh will be represented once again at Rogue Machine Theatre when PENELOPE opens on June 14th at 8pm. (more...)

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