McCarter Theatre News

THE WHITE DRESS Receives Reading at Fire This Time FestivalTHE WHITE DRESS Receives Reading at Fire This Time Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Jonathan kisses girls, wears dresses, and shames his family. Inspired by the Stations of the Cross and German expressionism, THE WHITE DRESS examines a life lived outside of the gender binary. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations Led by Xian Zhang, 2/23New Jersey Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations Led by Xian Zhang, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Acclaimed Music Director Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations, February 23-26 in Englewood, Newark, Red Bank and Morristown. Pianist Kirill Gerstein-hailed as "alarmingly gifted" by Classical Review-returns to perform the Rachmaninoff concerto, one of the most enduring works in the canon. (more...)

Ars Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOONArs Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Ars Nova and WP Theater are pleased to present the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (February 28-April 1), a nighttime play, with songs, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Anne Kauffman (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner), with songs by the indie-folk duo The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and additional lyrics by Bonds. (more...)

McCarter Announces Partnership with the 2017 Princeton and Slavery ProjectMcCarter Announces Partnership with the 2017 Princeton and Slavery Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce its participation in a new partnership with Princeton University, commissioning seven professional playwrights to write short plays to be presented with the 2017 launch of the Princeton and Slavery Project. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera HouseBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Photo Flash: Milwaukee Rep Presents Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDPhoto Flash: Milwaukee Rep Presents Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, written by one of the most in-demand playwrights of today Rep Associate Artist Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning January 17 through February 12.  According to American Theater Magazine, Disgraced was the most produced play around the country in the 2015/16 Season, and now for the first time it makes a homecoming to Milwaukee, the hometown of playwright Ayad Akhtar.   (more...)

Stephen Schnetzer Joins Mint Theater's YOURS UNFAITHFULLY World PremiereStephen Schnetzer Joins Mint Theater's YOURS UNFAITHFULLY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Mint Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced that Stephen Schnetzer will join Todd Cerveris (South Pacific, Twentieth Century - Broadway), Mikaela Izquierdo (Cyrano de Bergerac­ - Broadway; The New York Idea, Gabriel - Atlantic Theater), Elisabeth Gray ('Understudies,' Breakfast at Tiffany's - Broadway), and 2015 Tony & Drama Desk Award nominee, Max von Essen (An American In Paris). (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass TheatreCast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Continue Sixth Season with MOON OVER BUFFALOBrightSide Theatre to Continue Sixth Season with MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues its sixth season - Classic Broadway. Moon Over Buffalo will perform at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville March 10-26, 2017. (more...)

Entertain and Dine NJ StyleEntertain and Dine NJ Style
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 15, 2017

There are many exciting shows in New Jersey that are having their openings in January and February. We have paired some theatres with convenient restaurants that are ideal for Garden State entertainment buffs. Check out our some of our choices. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Sends Heartfelt Thanks to All Who Made A CHRISTMAS CAROL a SuccessMcCarter Theatre Center Sends Heartfelt Thanks to All Who Made A CHRISTMAS CAROL a Success
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center thanks the many individuals, community partners, and local corporations who helped to make the debut of its newly re-imagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol such a success. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World PremiereBerkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Allan Corduner, Alexandra Silber, Max von Essen and More All Aboard for Stage Version of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS in NJAllan Corduner, Alexandra Silber, Max von Essen and More All Aboard for Stage Version of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center has announced the full cast and creative team for its World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf TheatreCast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOWAmphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERSFall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces The Metropolitan Opera: RUSALKAWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Announces The Metropolitan Opera: RUSALKA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will host an interview led by general manager Peter Gelb with Maestro Mark Elder and director Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

McCarter, Lewis Center, Princeton Triangle Club Welcome All for THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTMcCarter, Lewis Center, Princeton Triangle Club Welcome All for THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center, The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theatre at Princeton University, and Princeton Triangle Club invite any interested persons to meet on January 19 at 5:30 p.m. outside the Matthews Theatre to launch The Ghostlight Project. (more...)

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN Finds a New Home at Metropolitan PlayhouseLEAH, THE FORSAKEN Finds a New Home at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. But when a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she will betray him for gold, he quickly renounces her. Bestowing her curse on him and his progeny, Leah retreats to her exile. Five years later, now bound for a better life in America, she finds Rudolf has prospered with his new family, but also become a devoted champion of justice for Austrian Jews. Reconciled to a degree, the couple find grace in forgiveness and contrition, though equality is an elusive treasure. (more...)

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