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Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

 BWW Reviews: ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at TRT is a Gem BWW Reviews: ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at TRT is a Gem
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 21, 2015

Don't miss 'Absurd Person Singular,' now on stage at Two River Theater through February 1st. Written by Allen Ayckbourn and directed by Jessica Stone and featuring a stellar cast, this show is a true gem for metropolitan area audiences. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Two River Theater's ABSURD PERSON SINGULARSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Two River Theater's ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production runs January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on tonight, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Check out the videos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong and More in ABSURD PERSON SINGULARPhoto Flash: First Look at Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong and More in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production runs January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on tonight, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas and More Star in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, Opening Tonight at Two River TheaterBrooks Ashmanskas and More Star in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, Opening Tonight at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production will run through February 1, 2015, with the opening night set for tonight, January 16 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River TheaterBWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 29, 2014

Mary Birdsong will play the role of Marion in 'Absurd Person Singular' at Two River Theater from January 10th through February 1st. Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Jessica Stone, this is a laugh out loud satirical play about English couples who gather at three successive Christmas celebrations. (more...)

Two River Theater to Open ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR Next MonthTwo River Theater to Open ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production will run January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on Friday, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. (more...)

Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra and More to Join Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling in CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRYAnthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra and More to Join Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling in CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The official opening is Thursday, January 29. The cast will also include Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West. A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY will be directed by Erica Schmidt. (more...)

CSC's ALLEGRO, Starring Clybourne Elder, Malcolm Gets and More, Opens TonightCSC's ALLEGRO, Starring Clybourne Elder, Malcolm Gets and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Classic Stage Company presents its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle, at CSC (136 East 13th Street) through Sunday, December 14. The official opening night of ALLEGRO is tonight, November 19. (more...)

CSC Extends ALLEGRO Through 12/14CSC Extends ALLEGRO Through 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin, and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle, now in previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) will extend its limited engagement through Sunday, December 14. The official opening night of ALLEGRO is Wednesday, November 19. The cast of ALLEGRO features George Abud (Charlie Townsend), Alma Cuervo (Grandma Taylor), Elizabeth A. Davis (Jenny Brinker), Claybourne Elder (Joseph Taylor Jr.), David Finch (understudy), Malcolm Gets (Joe Taylor Sr.), Maggie Lakis (Hazel), Megan Loomis (Beulah), Paul Lincoln (Brook Lansdale), Kara Mikula (understudy), Jane Pfitsch (Emily), Randy Redd (Dr. Bigby Denby), Ed Romanoff (Ned Brinker) and Jessica Tyler Wright (Marjorie Taylor). (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APARTPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 30, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Peter DuBois, officially opened last night, October 29, 2014. The production features Michael Chernus(Obie Award winner for In the Wake), Tracee Chimo (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), America Ferrera(Emmy Award winner for 'Ugly Betty') andAustin Lysy (2ST's The Water's Edge). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y TonightCSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

In advance of Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro, CSC's artistic director Brian Kulick and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle lead a conversation on the legendary team's most personal, groundbreaking and little-known work. The discussion also includes Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, and cast members George Abud, Claybourne Elder, and Jane Pfitsch. (more...)

CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

In advance of Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro, CSC's artistic director Brian Kulick and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle lead a conversation on the legendary team's most personal, groundbreaking and little-known work. The discussion also includes Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, and cast members George Abud, Claybourne Elder, and Jane Pfitsch. (more...)

Sunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance MusicalsSunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance Musicals
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

In celebration of this season's ON THE TOWN, we've collected 10 of our favorite dance musicals. From classics like ANYTHING GOES, 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY to modern marvels such as NEWSIES and STRICTLY BALLROOM, the way choreography is used to tell a story continues to evolve and inspire. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of AND I AND SILENCEPhoto Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of AND I AND SILENCE
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 26, 2014

Signature Theatre presents the U.S. Premiere of And I and Silence by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod. The production runs now through September 14, 2014. The show opened last night, August 25, in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Two River Theater Highlights Grants, New Programs, Partnerships and More in 2013-14Two River Theater Highlights Grants, New Programs, Partnerships and More in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, has concluded its 20th Anniversary Season, highlighted by far-reaching new-play development activities supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The season was bookended by the Two River directorial debuts of acclaimed actors Joel Grey (Paul Osborn's On Borrowed Time) and Michael Cumpsty (Wendy Wasserstein's Third). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/15/2014Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/15/2014
by BWW - Jun 15, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/15/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

BWW Reviews: THIRD at Two Rivers Theater - An Excellent Season FinaleBWW Reviews: THIRD at Two Rivers Theater - An Excellent Season Finale
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 12, 2014

'Third' is an entertaining, thought provoking play that should not be missed by area audiences. Directed by Michael Cumpsty and starring Annette O'Toole, it is now at Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank through June 22nd. (more...)

Dave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler GrantDave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Classic Stage Company has announced that Dave Quay, who appeared in the company's recent production of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

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