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Two River Theater to Stage Colio's ROPESTwo River Theater to Stage Colio's ROPES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for Ropes, a play written by Barbara Colio, translated by Maria Alexandria Beech, and directed by Lisa Rothe. Performances will begin in Two River's Marion Huber Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, February 20 and continue through Sunday, March 20. The opening night performance is Friday, February 26 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Bank of America. (more...)

Two River Theater to Present LIVES OF REASON; Cast AnnouncedTwo River Theater to Present LIVES OF REASON; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of Lives of Reason, a world premiere written by Robert Rechnitz and Kenneth Stunkel, directed by Jonathan Fox. Performances will begin in Two River's Marion Huber Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, January 9 and continue through Sunday, February 7. The opening night performance is Friday, January 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsors are Monmouth University and Saker ShopRites. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' TrackJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' Track
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release today, October 30; and international digital release today, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Today, December 18. (more...)

First Look at Christopher Fitzgerald & Michael Urie in Two River Theater's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMFirst Look at Christopher Fitzgerald & Michael Urie in Two River Theater's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the Tony Award-winning musical farce written by comedy giants Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by theater legend Stephen Sondheim. The director is Jessica Stone (Absurd Person Singular), the choreographer is Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas), and the musical director is Gary Adler (Avenue Q). (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital TodayJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release today, October 30; and international digital release on Friday, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Friday, December 18. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' TrackJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' Track
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release on Friday, October 30; and international digital release on Friday, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Friday, December 18. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Set for Two River TheaterA FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Set for Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the Tony Award-winning musical farce written by comedy giants Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by theater legend Stephen Sondheim. The director is Jessica Stone (Absurd Person Singular), the choreographer is Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas), and the musical director is Gary Adler (Avenue Q). (more...)

Two River Theater to Present August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, Begin. 9/12Two River Theater to Present August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden, an award-winning actor who is making his directorial debut with this production. Seven Guitars is the third play in Wilson's American Century Cycle produced by Two River, following the theater's acclaimed mountings of Jitney and Two Trains Running. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, September 12 and continue through Sunday, October 4. The opening night performance is Friday, September 18 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Springpoint Senior Living Foundation at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor. (more...)

Two River Theater's 2015 CROSSING BORDERS Festival Spotlights Cuban WritersTwo River Theater's 2015 CROSSING BORDERS Festival Spotlights Cuban Writers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, kicks off its fifth annual Crossing Borders festival of new plays by Latino writers. (more...)

Two River Theater's 2015 CROSSING BORDERS Festival to Spotlight Cuban Writers; Lineup Announced!Two River Theater's 2015 CROSSING BORDERS Festival to Spotlight Cuban Writers; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup for its fifth annual Crossing Borders festival of new plays by Latino writers. (more...)

Two River Theater Extends BE MORE CHILLTwo River Theater Extends BE MORE CHILL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces a five-performance extension for its world-premiere production of Be More Chill, a new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini.† The production is directed by Stephen Brackett, with orchestrations and music supervision by Charlie Rosen, music direction by Nathan Dame, and choreography by Chase Brock. (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical Plays TNC, Now thru 6/19THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical Plays TNC, Now thru 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run today, June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2015/16 Season. The season will launch in September with August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden and will include the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Jessica Stone; a new music-theater production of Shakespeare's Pericles created by Rinde Eckert and David Schweizer; and the Transport Group's critically acclaimed production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Two River Theater to Premiere BE MORE CHILLTwo River Theater to Premiere BE MORE CHILL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, concludes its 2014/15 Season with Be More Chill, a new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini. The production is directed by Stephen Brackett, with orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, music direction by Nathan Dame, and choreography by Chase Brock. The production will run May 30-June 21, 2015, with the opening night on Friday, June 5. Tickets starting at $20 are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Be More Chill is supported by lead production sponsor Durso Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents the world premiere of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The press opening is Friday, April 17 at 8pm and performances will continue through Sunday, May 3 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. (more...)

Two River Theater Sets Inside Events for YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINETwo River Theater Sets Inside Events for YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces special Inside Two River events for its production of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, a world premiere written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Featured in the cast are Brandon J. Dirden (Zeke), Andrew Hovelson (Randall), Merritt Janson (Judith), Roslyn Ruff (Janeece), and Charles Weldon (Zebedee). The production will run through May 3, 2015, with the opening night on April 17, 2015. Single tickets starting at $20 are now available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine is sponsored by lead sponsor WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and WBGO.org. (more...)

Brandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterBrandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run April 11-May 3, 2015, with the opening night on April 17, 2015. Single tickets starting at $20 are now available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine is sponsored by lead sponsor WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and WBGO.org. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alfredo Huereca and GUADALUPE IN THE GUESTROOM at TRTBWW Interviews: Alfredo Huereca and GUADALUPE IN THE GUESTROOM at TRT
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 16, 2015

Alfredo Huereca will star as Roberto in Two River Theater's production of 'Guadalupe in the Guestroom.' Directed by Daniella Topol, the show will be on the Red Bank stage from February 14th to March 15th. (more...)

Two River Theater to Open Spring Season with GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM, 2/14-3/15Two River Theater to Open Spring Season with GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM, 2/14-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Guadalupe in the Guest Room, a new play by Tony Meneses, directed by Daniella Topol. The production will run February 14-March 15, 2015, with the opening night on Friday, February 27 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's spring season of three world premieres are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Guadalupe in the Guest Room is supported by lead production sponsor U.S. Trust. (more...)

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