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Hero Theatre to Host Maria Irene Fornes Play FestivalHero Theatre to Host Maria Irene Fornes Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Hero Theatre announced today that the company's 2016/2017 season will commence with Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. The festival of plays will be presented as staged readings. It will include some of Fornes' most celebrated works in addition to featuring plays written by some of her students who are amongst some of the most prominent Latina/o writers in America today. Esteemed dramaturg, literary agent and founder of This Distracted Globe Consultancy, Morgan Jenness, will serve as consultant on the project. (more...)

Tennesee Williams' THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE to Make Houston Premiere at Studio 101Tennesee Williams' THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE to Make Houston Premiere at Studio 101
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

Actor's Equity Association artists Ron Jones, Celeste Roberts, Joel Sandel, David Grant, Nick Henderson and Lauren Smith will produce Houston's first Equity Showcase production, the Houston premiere of Tennessee Williams' rarely produced THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE. (more...)

An Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 TheatersAn Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 Theaters
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Acting Company to the 2015/2016 5A Season with the US premiere of DESIRE An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Michael Wilson, DESIRE features new plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff. DESIRE begins performances on Wednesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 11. Opening Night is Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Six Special Olympics Georgia Athletes To Compete in 2015 Special Olympics World Games, 7/25Six Special Olympics Georgia Athletes To Compete in 2015 Special Olympics World Games, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

ATLANTA, July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Six Special Olympics Georgia athletes, seven coaches and sports managers, and one unified partner will be a part of one of the biggest sporting events this season around the globe the 2015 Special Olympics World Games taking place in Los Angeles July 25-August 2. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Betty Buckley, Howard McGillin, Rachel York and More in Bay Street's GREY GARDENS RehearsalsPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Betty Buckley, Howard McGillin, Rachel York and More in Bay Street's GREY GARDENS Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Tony nominee Howard McGillin, just coming off of GIGI on Broadway, will join Tony winner Betty Buckley and Drama Desk winner Rachel York in Bay Street Theater's summer production of GREY GARDENS, running August 4-30. McGillin will take on the role of George Gould Strong in the musical, which Michael Wilson will direct.  Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Molotov Theatre Group Sets 'Storyteller' SeasonMolotov Theatre Group Sets 'Storyteller' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Molotov Theatre Group, one of Washington DC's horror- and suspense-based theatre companies, is dubbing its 2015/2016 'The Season of the Storyteller.' The company's three-show season includes 'Lovecraft Nightmare Suite,' 'The Pillowman' and 'Blood, Sweat & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret.' The company's work this season will be featured in an upcoming academic textbook on the Grand Guignol French Theatre of Horror. (more...)

Tickets to all Shows for the Hartford Stage 2015/16 Season on Sale July 13Tickets to all Shows for the Hartford Stage 2015/16 Season on Sale July 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Tickets to all shows for the Hartford Stage 2015/16 Season, including the world premieres of Rear Window and the new musical Anastasia, will go on sale July 13 by phone at 860-527-5151 or online at www.hartfordstage.org. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Go On in GREY GARDENS Following Horse Riding AccidentBetty Buckley to Go On in GREY GARDENS Following Horse Riding Accident
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 2015

Tony winner Betty Buckley's back might be broken, but that won't stop her from taking the stage in GREY GARDENS at Bay Street Theater this August. (more...)

Howard McGillin to Join Betty Buckley & Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at Bay Street TheaterHoward McGillin to Join Betty Buckley & Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at Bay Street Theater
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 26, 2015

The company of GREY GARDENS continues to grow. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 31st Powerhouse Theater Season Meet-n-Greet!Photo Coverage: Inside the 31st Powerhouse Theater Season Meet-n-Greet!
by Walter McBride - Jun 10, 2015

This week some of heater's best gathered together to celebrate the 31st Powerhouse Theater season. From Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer Stephen Trask to Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), the event involved a Meet-n-Greet with theater professionals from around the theater community.  (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Complete Lineup for Inaugural SeasonAlley Theatre Announces Complete Lineup for Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

HOUSTON - Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announced the two plays to complete its 2015-2016 Inaugural Season in the renovated theatre, Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana and George Brant's Grounded. (more...)

Auction of Little Edie Beale Letters Set for 6/26-27 Before GREY GARDENS Revival at Bay StreetAuction of Little Edie Beale Letters Set for 6/26-27 Before GREY GARDENS Revival at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Ten letters and card written to veteran publicist /author Walter Newkirk (memoraBEALEia, Letters of Little Edie Beale, The Secret Life of Walter Newkirk) will be auctioned by Julien's Auctions on June 26 and June 27. (more...)

Margot Harley, Co-Founder of The Acting Company, to RetireMargot Harley, Co-Founder of The Acting Company, to Retire
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

 Margot Harley, who co-founded The Acting Company with John Houseman in 1972, will step down as its Producer effective the end of this year.  The Acting Company began with the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, which included Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm and David Ogden Stiers.  "They were classically trained, superbly talented and had worked together for four years," stated Ms. Harley. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Lucinda Williams, 6/17bergenPAC to Welcome Lucinda Williams, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Lucinda Williams, Wednesday June 17th, 2015 at 8:00PM. Purchase tickets to see the Grammy winner at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

New Works by Duncan Sheik, Stephen Trask & More Set for Vassar's 2015 Powerhouse SeasonNew Works by Duncan Sheik, Stephen Trask & More Set for Vassar's 2015 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater announces its 31st year of championing new works, with a full season of stories that take audiences from a South Sea island to center court at the US Open and beyond. (more...)

59E59 Theaters' 2015-16 5A Season to Feature Four New Plays59E59 Theaters' 2015-16 5A Season to Feature Four New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

59E59 Theaters has announced the line up of plays for their second 5A Season. This year, the 5A Season features four tremendous new plays and one brand new musical.  (more...)

Bay Street Theater Adds FIVE PRESIDENTS, Darrell Hammond to 2015 Mainstage SeasonBay Street Theater Adds FIVE PRESIDENTS, Darrell Hammond to 2015 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced changes to the 2015 Mainstage Season including a special added production. Both new plays are East Coast premieres! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at StrathmoreBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 28, 2015

I could probably write a one sentence review of Audra McDonald's concert at Bethesda's magnificent Music Center at Strathmore that would sum up my reaction quite well. It would read something like this: Audra is perfection and can do anything. (more...)

Broadway-Bound Jason Alexander Withdraws from Bay Street Theater's 2015 SeasonBroadway-Bound Jason Alexander Withdraws from Bay Street Theater's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Bay Street Theater announces a change in the second play, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, for the 2015 Mainstage Summer Season. Jason Alexander was previously announced to star in the show, but had to withdraw from his role since he will be taking over for Larry David in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway. Bay Street Theater wishes Jason all the best on his Broadway run. More information about the second play of the Mainstage Season will be announced soon. (more...)

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