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Harriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla PlayhouseHarriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Hollywood, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

Dana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting CompanyDana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will launch its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Harley Granville-Barker's controversial British drama Waste on Monday, January 25th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. Series subscriptions are also available. Purchase at www.theactingcompany.org or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

Mark Shanahan, Kristen Hahn, Boyd Gaines and More Set for 11/16 Reading of DRACULA at Westport Country PlayhouseMark Shanahan, Kristen Hahn, Boyd Gaines and More Set for 11/16 Reading of DRACULA at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of DRACULA, the mystery-thriller about a young woman falling victim to a vampire, on Monday, November 16, at 7 p.m.  Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. The play is dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from the novel by Bram Stoker. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Open Season with Gala Benefit Reading Featuring Michael Urie, Reg Rogers & Veanne CoxRed Bull Theater to Open Season with Gala Benefit Reading Featuring Michael Urie, Reg Rogers & Veanne Cox
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced that their Twelfth Season will kick off with a special benefit reading and party on Monday October 26th (7:30pm): George Etherege's The Man Of Mode, or, Sir Fopling Flutter, directed by Jesse Berger, starring Reg Rogers and Veanne Cox and featuring Michael Urie as Sir Fopling, along with Matthew Amendt, Suzanne Bertish, Angel Desai, Ryan Garbayo, Adam Green, Kathryn Meisle, Amelia Pedlow, Everett Quinton, Liv Rooth, Marc Vietor, Spiff Weigand, and more The Man of Mode will feature live music by Scott Killian.  (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Open 12th Season with Reading of THE MAN OF MODE Starring Michael UrieRed Bull Theater to Open 12th Season with Reading of THE MAN OF MODE Starring Michael Urie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will kick off with a special benefit reading and party on Monday October 26th (7:30pm): George Etherege's The Man Of Mode, or, Sir Fopling Flutter, directed by Jesse Berger starring Michael Urie, along with Matthew Amendt, Suzanne Bertish, Angel Desai, Ryan Garbayo, Adam Green, Kathryn Meisle, Amelia Pedlow, Everett Quinton, Reg Rogers, Liv Rooth, Mary Testa, Marc Vietor, Spiff Weigand, and more. The Man of Mode will feature live music by Scott Killian. Libertine or liberator? London's leading rake wreaks hilarious havoc on high society in this - the original Restoration Comedy - with help from Sir Fopling Flutter, the first and greatest of the Restoration fops. An exclusive party with cast and special guests including Chukwudi Iwuji, Miriam Silverman, Matthew Rauch, and Laila Robins, among others, follows the benefit reading. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Sets 12th Season with THE CHANGELING, SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, Star-Packed Readings and MoreRed Bull Theater Sets 12th Season with THE CHANGELING, SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, Star-Packed Readings and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Red Bull Theater today announced that their 12th Season will include revivals of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's THE CHANGELING and Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, along with an all new season of their acclaimed 'Revelation Readings,' including George Etherege's THE MAN OF MODE and more. (more...)

Shuler Hensley & More Set for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Reading SeriesShuler Hensley & More Set for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's popular reading series, HVSF2, curated by Christine Scarfuto, will highlight the work of some of America's most celebrated playwrights. Members of the HVSF acting company will be featured in the readings along with several renowned stage and film actors. Readings will take place at The Depot Theatre in Garrison on August 5, 7, 12, and 20. All Readings begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at the Depot Theater website http://www.philipstowndepottheatre.org/. (more...)

Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Upcoming BenefitJack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Upcoming Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Jesse Berger, Founding Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced the Seventh Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday June 15th, at 6pm, celebrating their 12th Season and honoring Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels with the 2015 Matador Awards For Excellence in Classical Theater. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host THE COUNTRY CLUB Reading, 6/22Westport Country Playhouse to Host THE COUNTRY CLUB Reading, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of 'The Country Club,' a wry comedy by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, on Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m., followed by a post-performance 'Meet the Cast' reception in the courtyard. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins TonightRed Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement tonight, Tuesday April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayRed Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement tonight, April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This SpringFull Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next WeekHamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Red Bull Theater's next Revelation Reading, John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan, directed by Michael Sexton, featuring Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe, along with Matthew Amendt, Michael Braun, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Autumn Dornfeld, Cameron Folmar, Don Guillory, Daniel K. Isaac, David Manis, Kathryn Meisle, Rachel Mewbron, Steven Rattazzi, Kate Skinner, and more, will take place March 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Reading of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 12/15Westport Country Playhouse to Present Reading of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Agatha Christie's classic whodunit, 'The Mousetrap,' will be presented as a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, December 15, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $15 each. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Bianca Amato & Matthew Amendt Receive Shakespeare Theatre Company's Emery Battis AwardBianca Amato & Matthew Amendt Receive Shakespeare Theatre Company's Emery Battis Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) congratulates this year's recipients of the Emery Battis Award for Acting Excellence, Bianca Amato and Matthew Amendt. Since 2010, STC has recognized two actors per season who have demonstrated exceptional skill and technique on the stage. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Presents TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Beginning TonightTheatre for a New Audience Presents TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

John Douglas Thompson will lead a company of 19 actors playing 60 roles in the first major New York production since Broadway 1956 of Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, announced. Directed and edited by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Marlowe's two-part drama will be performed as one 3.5-hour play, plus a 30-minute intermission. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1Theatre for a New Audience to Present TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Begin. 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

John Douglas Thompson will lead a company of 19 actors playing 60 roles in the first major New York production since Broadway 1956 of Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, announced. Directed and edited by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Marlowe's two-part drama will be performed as one 3.5-hour play, plus a 30-minute intermission. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Opens THE DRUNKEN CITY TonightDark & Stormy Opens THE DRUNKEN CITY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Dark & Stormy Productions presents the regional premiere of the Outer Critics Award-nominated play The Drunken City by Adam Bock. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, and The Receptionist by Adam Bock. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company's ASIDES LIVE SYMPOSIUM to Examine HENRY IV, Parts 1 and 2, 4/27Shakespeare Theatre Company's ASIDES LIVE SYMPOSIUM to Examine HENRY IV, Parts 1 and 2, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents AsidesLive: Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 which will occur on Sunday April 27, 2014 at Sidney Harman Hall. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will go until 1:00 p.m. This intimate and intensive symposium is dedicated to looking at Shakespeare Theatre Company's repertory through different lenses. (more...)

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