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Breaking News: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Will Arrive at the Broadway Theatre This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

As BroadwayWorld first reported, the new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, will begin performances on Friday, March 27, 2015, and open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). This sweeping musical romance, which revolves around five intertwined lovers set against a panoramic portrait of a nation in upheaval, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will be produced on Broadway by Anita Waxman, Tom Dokton, Latitude Link, Ted Hartley/RKO Stage and Chunsoo Shin, with Joe Corcoran, J. Todd Harris, The Pelican Group and John Frost. Junkyard Dog Productions is the executive producer of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Confirmed! DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Planned for Broadway in April of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com exclusively broke the news that Doctor Zhivago is headed to Broadway in early 2015. The show will likely replace RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at the Broadway Theatre after that production closes on January 3, 2015. (more...)

Gillian Anderson Returning to NBC's HANNIBAL as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

HANNIBAL's third season will premiere in 2015. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' will open September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews tonight, September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Exclusive: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Planned for Broadway in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that Doctor Zhivago is headed to Broadway in 2015. The show will likely replace RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at the Broadway Theatre after that production closes on January 3, 2015. (more...)

Elaine Bromka to Star in TEA FOR THREE at Smothers Theatre, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Particularly pertinent in an era of heightened politics, TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty humanizes the political scene with a whimsical and deeply moving performance at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 9. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS Opening August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

Lois Smith to Lead MARJORIE PRIME CTG/Mark Taper Forum; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Casting has been completed for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime,' opening September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

The Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opens at the Young Vic on Monday, July 28, with previews from tonight, July 23 and is booking to Friday, September 19, 2014. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece. (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Broadcast Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster & More this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Benedict Andrews. It will be broadcast live from London's Young Vic Theatre on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

2014 TCG National Conference Awards and Final Programming, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that at the 24th TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego from June 19-21, the following awards will be presented: (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company's DONKEY Receives 3 Publishing Agreements; Runs 5/18-6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Rising Sun Performance Company's Founding Artistic Director announced today that their upcoming production of 'Donkey' by John Patrick Bray is slated to be published and licensed with Next Stage Press. This is will be Bray's third publishing with Next Stage Press, Bray's other plays available for licensing with Next Stage Press include Hound and Liner Notes, which were also produced at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (2009, 2010); Trickster at the Gate, and short plays in 64 Squares and Game Night. Donkey will be available for licensing in late June 2014. (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

FPTC Presents 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run today, March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. (more...)

Stevenson To Return To Young Vic In HAPPY DAYS In 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 25, 2014

Juliet Stevenson returns to the Young Vic in February 2015 to reprise her mesmerising performance as Winnie in Natalie Abrahami's acclaimed production of Happy Days which sold out its first run in the Main House. David Beames returns to play Willie in a limited five-week run of Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece. (more...)

Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and Roxanne Hart Star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and RoxAnne Hart to star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT by Noel Coward, the fifth production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. A SONG AT TWILIGHT is performed tonight, March 18 to April 13; the press opening is Sunday, March 23. (more...)

Three World Premieres, Including THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner, Set for MTC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced three world premiere productions for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2014-2015 theatrical season. (more...)

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