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Hartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYHartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

After a critically-acclaimed sell-out run in New York City, playwright,  performer and activist James Lecesne will bring his inspirational solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, to Hartford Stage from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 23.  The play deftly navigates the effects of bullying and the search for identity while telling an uplifting story about love, overcoming prejudices, and being true to one's self. (more...)

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Cancelled Tonight Off-Broadway Due to Winter StormRING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Cancelled Tonight Off-Broadway Due to Winter Storm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Due to the inclement weather, tonight's performance of Ring Twice for Miranda, previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m., at New York City Center Stage II, has been cancelled. Performances are expected to resume on Wednesday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin, Jonathan Groff and More Celebrate THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY on Opening Night Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Kate Baldwin, Jonathan Groff and More Celebrate THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY on Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

TACT continues the 2016 - '17 season with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival, where it was workshopped and developed. The Gravedigger's Lullaby opened on Sunday, March 12th, for a strictly limited run through Saturday April 1st at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Complete Casting for Summer SeasonHudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Complete Casting for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the 2017 summer season. The previously announced season will contain two world premiere productions, THE BOOK OF WILL (Rolling World Premiere) and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, along with TWELFTH NIGHT, THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA, and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, co-produced with The Acting Company.  (more...)

World Premiere of THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY Opens SundayWorld Premiere of THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

TACT (Scott Alan Evans, Executive Artistic Director; Nora Chester & Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Associate Artistic Directors) is proud to continue the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY World Premiere at Theatre RowPhoto Flash: First Look at THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY World Premiere at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

TACT continues its 2016 - '17 season with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed. Previews are on now at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), prior to Opening Night on Sunday, March 12th. This strictly limited run will continue through Saturday April 1st, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Open This Sunday Off-BroadwayRING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Open This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) will officially open this Sunday, February 12th at 6:30pm at New York City Center Stage II. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) is currently in previews at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) and officially opens on February 12th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Hartford StageBWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Jan 23, 2017

A lot can change in 500 years. Our world (and worldview) is so different than our ancestors who lived that long ago. But one thing that is as true in 2017 as it was back in the 16th century, is that audiences love a good comedy. And that is why William Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, now playing at Hartford Stage, still works, still gets laughs, and still ultimately entertains almost 500 years since its debut. (more...)

Modern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACTModern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TACT has announced that the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

Darko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast - a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats - for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, a musical extravaganza directed by Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey. The show plays January 12 to February 12. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Delaware Theatre Company - A Very, Merry Holiday Treat IndeedBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Delaware Theatre Company - A Very, Merry Holiday Treat Indeed
by Rosanne DellAversano - Dec 14, 2016

A CHRISTMAS CAROL as adapted by Patrick Barlow and presented by Delaware Theatre Company is anything but the same old show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, December 13th, for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). To celebrate the first day of rehearsal, get a first look at the cast in character below! (more...)

BWW Review: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES at Center Stage Inaugurates the 2016-17 SeasonBWW Review: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES at Center Stage Inaugurates the 2016-17 Season
by Charles Shubow - Dec 9, 2016

It's a battle of the sexes that takes place in circa 1782 France. (more...)

Full Casting Set for RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-BroadwayFull Casting Set for RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The full cast has been announced for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda (www.RingTwiceForMiranda.com), written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). (more...)

BWW Review: Huntington Theatre Company Extends New Comedy TIGER STYLE!BWW Review: Huntington Theatre Company Extends New Comedy TIGER STYLE!
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 31, 2016

Success in academia is not always transferable to personal or professional success upon leaving the halls of ivy. Playwright Mike Lew explores this phenomenon in his new comedy TIGER STYLE! The laughs come fast and furiously as siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen struggle to figure out who to blame for their recent failures as adults. From California to China, they try on different identities in an effort to find out where they belong. Think Dorothy Gale takes a newer, hipper journey. (more...)

Center Stage Announces LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Cast and Artistic TeamCenter Stage Announces LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Cast and Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

 Center Stage is pleased to announce the cast and artistic team for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, its first production of the 2016/17 Season. (more...)

New Tragi-Comedy RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Premiere at New York City Center Stage IINew Tragi-Comedy RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Premiere at New York City Center Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob), will premiere at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

Placido Domingo Stars in LA Opera's Season Opener, MACBETH, 9/17Placido Domingo Stars in LA Opera's Season Opener, MACBETH, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, opening on September 17, 2016. General Director Placido Domingo will perform the title role for the first time in the United States. The new production will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon and staged by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

LA Opera Opens 2016/17 Season with Verdi's MACBETHLA Opera Opens 2016/17 Season with Verdi's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, opening on September 17, 2016. General Director Placido Domingo will perform the title role for the first time in the United States. The new production will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon and staged by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

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