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Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at AbingdonAustin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

THE GOOD ADOPTEE to Tour Connecticut for National Adoption Awareness MonthTHE GOOD ADOPTEE to Tour Connecticut for National Adoption Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That's the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner's award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut this fall to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees' access to their original birth certificates. (more...)

Starry Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins Tonight at Pioneer Theatre CompanyStarry Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, tonight, October 21, through November 5, 2016. (more...)

SIX BY TWAIN- Short Stories by Mark Twain Adapted for the Stage Presented in Connecticut This FallSIX BY TWAIN- Short Stories by Mark Twain Adapted for the Stage Presented in Connecticut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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Review Roundup: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mike Bartlett's new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer, featuring Richard Armitage, Alex Hurt, Zoe Kazan, Ben Rosenfield and Amy Ryan. Love, Love, Love opened officially last night, October 19, 2016, Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Nance Williamson, Zachary Prince and More to Lead Pioneer Theater Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIENance Williamson, Zachary Prince and More to Lead Pioneer Theater Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. (more...)

CHILDSPLAY: FIDDLERS, FIDDLES AND FIDDLEMAKERS Celebrates 30 Years of Performances with All New ProductionCHILDSPLAY: FIDDLERS, FIDDLES AND FIDDLEMAKERS Celebrates 30 Years of Performances with All New Production
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Having introduced thousands to the delights of all styles of fiddle music, supergroup Childsplay returns to the Northeast for a limited run of performances this November.  Childsplay, a who's who of more than two dozen virtuoso fiddlers, will present an all-new production with special guest vocalist Karan Casey. Tickets are now on sale for concerts at the Harwich Center in Cape Cod, Symphony Space in New York, Portland High School Auditorium in Portland, Maine and at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA at www.Childsplay.org (more...)

THE GOOD ADOPTEE to Tour Connecticut for National Adoption Awareness MonthTHE GOOD ADOPTEE to Tour Connecticut for National Adoption Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That's the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner's award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut this fall to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees' access to their original birth certificates. (more...)

Breaking News: Kevin Kline Will Return to Broadway Next Year in PRESENT LAUGHTERBreaking News: Kevin Kline Will Return to Broadway Next Year in PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Back in February, BroadwayWorld reported that stage and screen star Kevin Kline would star in The Acting Company's reading presentation of Noel Coward's charming comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER. Now he's taking the show to Broadway, according to the New York Times.   (more...)

A TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-BroadwayA TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey to October 30. Directed by Austin Pendleton, this production marks the play's first New York revival in 35 years. (more...)

T. Schreiber Theater Announces 2016-17 SeasonT. Schreiber Theater Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre, under the direction of Terry Schreiber and Peter Jensen, celebrates its 48th season with an eclectic mix of established plays and new works. The season opens with the New York revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis play The Motherf**ker with the Hat directed by Peter Jensen, which premiered on Broadway in 2011 and was nominated for 6 Tony awards. The season also includes Schreiber Shorts, an Evening Of One-Act Plays to feature 8 new works. Founder Terry Schreiber will direct the spring production, Loose Ends, the well known drama by Michael Weller. The season will culminate with the New Works Project, directed by Jake Turner, which will showcase a workshop production of one full length play. The season will be produced in full by Halle Morse, T. Schreiber's recently appointed Producing Director. (more...)

First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years Begins TonightFirst Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company presents A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Directed by Tony-nominee Austin Pendleton, the production, running tonight, September 6, through October 16, marks the first Off-Broadway revival of this landmark play in 35 years. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Presents WHAT THE NIGHT IS FORLittle Fish Theatre Presents WHAT THE NIGHT IS FOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

For its ninth production of its 2016 season, Little Fish Theatre is proud to announce the opening of What the Night is For, directed by Branda Lock and written by Michael Weller.  An Academy Award nominee for his adapted screenplay of Ragtime, Weller is the author of more than 40 produced plays, is a professor at The New School in New York, and was a writer-producer on TV's acclaimed series "Once and Again." What the Night is For captures the emotions of a ten-year reunion after a passionate affair. (more...)

Pearl Theatre to Stage First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years; Cast Announced!Pearl Theatre to Stage First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Directed by Tony-nominee Austin Pendleton, the production, running September 6-October 16, marks the first Off-Broadway revival of this landmark play in 35 years. (more...)

'Charlies Angels' Reboot in the Works from PROOF Playwright David Auburn'Charlies Angels' Reboot in the Works from PROOF Playwright David Auburn
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Auburn to pen the screenplay for a big screen reboot of the iconic '70's series CHARLIES ANGELS. (more...)

Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that full casting is set for Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. The announcement was made today by producers Robyn Goodman, Alexander Fraser, Josh Fiedler, and Stephen Kocis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cast of BCP's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Beg. TonightPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Cast of BCP's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason, begins performances tonight, May 27 ahead of tomorrow night's official opening. STEEL MAGNOLIAS is set to run through June 18.  Check out a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's Starry STEEL MAGNOLIAS Starts TonightBucks County Playhouse's Starry STEEL MAGNOLIAS Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason, begins performances tonight, May 27 ahead of tomorrow night's official opening. (more...)

The Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This SummerThe Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Attic Theater Company (Laura Braza, Artistic Director, and Ted Caine, Executive Director) returns to New York City for its annual Off-Broadway summer production. The critically acclaimed company will present Eric Overmyer's comedy ON THE VERGE, directed by Laura Braza.  ON THE VERGE will play a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street, NYC) beginning Saturday, June 18th through Saturday, July 9th, 2016.  The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd.  Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at http://www.theattictheaterco.com/#!upcoming/c6v5. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the HudsonPhoto Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 20 at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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