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Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary StagesKristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced MORNING IN AMERICA, November 9, 9:00 AM - a series of one-minute monologues created by the Primary Stages community of playwrights in response to the 2016 election. (more...)

LA LA LAND Tops 2017  BAFTA AWARDS Nominations; Full List!LA LA LAND Tops 2017 BAFTA AWARDS Nominations; Full List!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2017 have been announced. La La Land is nominated in 11 categories. (more...)

James Earl Jones Tapped for NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at A.R.T.James Earl Jones Tapped for NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Just announced, A.R.T. will welcome stage and screen legend James Earl Jones for its production of the Tennessee Williams play THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, running February 18 - March 18, 2017 in Cambridge. (more...)

Concetta Tomei and Dale Soules to Lead James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at AbingdonConcetta Tomei and Dale Soules to Lead James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Concetta Tomei, best known for her roles on TV's China Beach and Providence and on stage in The Elephant Man (opposite David Bowie) and Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House, leads the cast of Abingdon Theatre Company's world premiere of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, a new play by Academy Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner James Lecesne, as Dottie Nerber. (more...)

BWW Interview: Spencer S Lawson is Haunting in Hartford Stage's A Christmas CarolBWW Interview: Spencer S Lawson is Haunting in Hartford Stage's A Christmas Carol
by Christopher Castanho - Dec 26, 2016

Currently spooking audiences as a ghostly apparition and other ensemble roles is performer Spencer S Lawson. Being in his senior year at The Hartt School at The University of Hartford, Spencer joins fellow Hartt students in the production as well as veteran ensemble members, many of whom have been performing in the annual production since its conception in 1998. While donning his Hartford Stage 'A Christmas Carol' apparel and flashing a charming smile, Lawson expressed his sadness that the run is coming to an end, but also thankful that he was able to be a part of it. (more...)

Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez to Star in FADE at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez to Star in FADE at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Primary Stages has announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of FADE, written by Tanya Saracho (Mala Hierba) and directed by Jerry Ruiz (Basilica). (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford StageBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 5, 2016

It's a story most of us have heard or witnessed before. Crotchety and greedy old Ebenezer Scrooge, complaining about the poor, turning down the invitation of his nephew to Christmas dinner, and begrudgingly giving Bob Cratchit the day off for Christmas. We fondly remember past portrayals of Scrooge face to face with the ghost of his ex-partner Jacob Marley, flying through the past and present with amiable spirits and having a change of heart after coming face to face with his own death. At Hartford Stage this season, the story comes to life with renewed excitement and joy in the form of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. The classic story by Charles Dickens and as adapted and originally directed by Michael Wilson is an annual tradition for Hartford Stage, but one that will be not be the same after this year's production. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Click below to watch a trailer with footage from the show! (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces Full Casting for 35th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROLFord's Theatre Announces Full Casting for 35th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, November 17 to December 31, 2016. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baron and features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

BWW Review: The Alley Thinks We Need a Little Christmas. They're Right.BWW Review: The Alley Thinks We Need a Little Christmas. They're Right.
by Gary Laird - Nov 26, 2016

It's hokey. It's manipulative. It's just plain corny. And it's the spirit of the season. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' AwardHAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Announces New SDC President & 2016 Executive Board Election ResultsStage Directors and Choreographers Society Announces New SDC President & 2016 Executive Board Election Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

SDC, the theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional stage directors and choreographers throughout the United States, announced at the Annual Membership Meeting that Pam MacKinnon has been elected SDC Executive Board President. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Stephen F. SchmidtBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Stephen F. Schmidt
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 16, 2016

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Alley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Return for the HolidaysAlley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the theatre's production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS, staged in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

I KILLED MUSSOLINI at Teatro ParaguasI KILLED MUSSOLINI at Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Join Christopher Johnson, Michael Wilson, and Julia Gay for an evening of illuminating poetry. Saturday, November 12, 5pm, free admission, donations to the theatre gratefully accepted. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alice Ripley, Alysha Umphress and More at Living For Today's MY FIRST TIME BenefitPhoto Flash: Alice Ripley, Alysha Umphress and More at Living For Today's MY FIRST TIME Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

LIVING FOR TODAY presented a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'My First Time' on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St). The concert was produced and directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN, The Trip to Bountiful, Artistic Director of Headline Programming at BroadwayCon) with music direction by Jason Wetzel (After Midnight). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for San Francisco (more...)

Reinvigorated A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play Northern StageReinvigorated A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens and adapted by renowned director Michael Wilson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, November 16 through December 24. (more...)

Jez Butterworth's New Play THE FERRYMAN and More Slated for Royal Court Theatre's 2017 SeasonJez Butterworth's New Play THE FERRYMAN and More Slated for Royal Court Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Royal Court Theatre announces spring/summer season of work. The new season includes eight world premieres, four UK and international collaborations, the return of a seminal Royal Court play and a new podcast series. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/30/2016Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for San Francisco (more...)

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