McCarter Theatre News

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company presents the world premiere ZORRO!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's next production is a swashbuckler: the world premiere of 'Zorro!' based on Johnston McCulley's 'The Curse of Capistrano' (1919) adapted by James Rana. Spanish for 'fox,' Zorro fought the oppressive colonial government in Spanish California with a quick sword and wit. Wearing a mask, he kept his identity secret, even to the woman he loved. In 1939, Bob Kane and Bill Finger gave credit to McCulley's masked avenger, with his dual identity, as their inspiration for 'Batman.' Like Bruce Wayne and Batman, Don Diego and Zorro are never seen together at the same time. (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

Playwrights Theatre Presents GODSPELL, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre present GODSPELL Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak, Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Jospeh Beruh. (more...)

Playwrights Theatre Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 7/31-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, A Musical, Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty (based Upon The Novel "My Love, My Love" By Rosa Guy). (more...)

Tickets to Roundabout's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Ewan McGregor & More, Now Available for Email Club Members
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that tickets for the upcoming productions of Indian Ink (starring Rosemary Harris), The Real Thing (starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cynthia Nixon), On The Twentieth Century (starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher), and Into The Woods will be available to members of the Roundabout Email Club for an exclusive pre-sale period. Join the Roundabout Email Club at www.roundabouttheatre.org before July 6 to be eligible for this exclusive pre-sale for Roundabout's 2014-2015 productions. (more...)

Jessie Austrian, Ben Steinfeld, Alison Cimmet & More Set for NYC-Bound INTO THE WOODS at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. The acting company includes Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda, Wolf, Cinderella's Prince), Matt Castle (Pianist), Alison Cimmet (Witch), Paul L. Coffey(Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother, Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella, Granny), Patrick Mulryan (Jack, Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel). The creative team includes Lisa Shriver(Choreographer), Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Whitney Locher (Costume Design), Tim Cryan (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Matt Castle(Music Director, Orchestrations), Michael Perlman (Associate Director), and Marcy Victoria Reed (Stage Manager). (more...)

American Blues Theater Hosts Benefit Performance of Multi-Award Winning GROUNDED, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the Saturday, June 21 performance of Grounded, by George Brant and directed by Lisa Portes, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. is a benefit performance for Children of War Foundation. Proceeds from the performance will go directly to surgery and medical treatment for Shah Bibi Tarakhail, an Afghan Child Affected by War. The running time is approximately 80 minutes. Grounded runs through July 13. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 - $49 and are available at 773.404.7336 or americanbluestheater.com. (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...)

Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

'Subverted is an explosive solo show by Dominque Fishback, a talented and dynamic new voice on the theatre scene.' -Lynn Nottage (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sandra Oh and More in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 2013-2014 season with Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden runs now through July 13, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. The cast of Death and the Maiden includes Raul Castillo, John Judd and Sandra Oh. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

American Repertory Ballet's 2014-15 Season to Feature A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, will perform throughout New Jersey - in Princeton, New Brunswick, Lawrenceville, Branchburg, Rahway, Manasquan, and Trenton - beginning September, 2014 through April, 2015. (more...)

Erika Bailey to Join A.R.T./Moscow Art Theatre Institute as Head of Voice and Speech
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, under the direction of Scott Zigler, has announced that after an exhaustive nationwide search, Erika Bailey has been selected to join the faculty as Head of Voice and Speech. (more...)

The Kilroys Launch List of Industry-Recommended New Plays By Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Kilroys, an independent LA-based band of female playwrights and producers, have released THE LIST, the results of the first annual industry survey of excellent new plays by female-identified playwrights. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Sets 2014-15 McKnight Theater Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Playwrights' Center has announced the 2014-15 recipients of its McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships: costume designer Mathew LeFebvre; actor, director and choreographer Austene Van and actor Sally Wingert. (more...)

SDC Welcomes Marsha Mason as 2,000th Active Full Member
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

In May, Marsha Mason became the 2,000th active Full Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a national labor union representing stage directors and choreographers working throughout the United States. (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...)

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...)

BWW Reviews: Alley Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is Uneven but Entertaining
by David Clarke - May 29, 2014

Christopher Durang was the talk of 2013 because of his gloomy new comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Following a successful 2012 World Premiere in New Jersey, the show moved Off-Broadway before transitioning to Broadway and earned numerous award nominations, a handful of awards, and many positive reviews. When the Alley Theatre announced the show for this season, anticipation was high. Sadly, Houston audiences aren't quite getting the show they expected. (more...)

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