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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Nicholas Rodriguez, Betsy Morgan and More for CAROUSEL at Arena StagePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Nicholas Rodriguez, Betsy Morgan and More for CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. The company just had their first rehearsal and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Arena Stage to Host Two Celebrations of Founding Artistic Director Zelda Fichandler's LifeArena Stage to Host Two Celebrations of Founding Artistic Director Zelda Fichandler's Life
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie, along with Zelda's family including sons Mark and Hal Fichandler, will host two public celebrations of Zelda's life on October 23 and 24, 2016 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). (more...)

Good Theater VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEGood Theater VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, will kick off its 15th Anniversary Season with the Portland premiere of the 2013 Tony Award winning Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang and directed by Good Theater's Artistic Director, Brian P. Allen  The show will begin on Wednesday October 19 and play for five weeks through Sunday November 20 for a total of 30 performances. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi AwardsSarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES to Launch Lillian Hellman Festival at Arena Stage; Lineup Set!Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES to Launch Lillian Hellman Festival at Arena Stage; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will kick off the company's Lillian Hellman Festival Friday, September 23 with the beginning of previews for The Little Foxes, starring Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). (more...)

Capella University and SAS Award Four Full-Tuition Scholarships for Women in AnalyticsCapella University and SAS Award Four Full-Tuition Scholarships for Women in Analytics
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

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Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Benanti, Joel Grey and More Sign on for TECTONIC AT 25, Hosted by Jane FondaNeil Patrick Harris, Laura Benanti, Joel Grey and More Sign on for TECTONIC AT 25, Hosted by Jane Fonda
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for Tectonic At 25!, a benefit performance celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kathleen Turner in Rehearsal for THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Kathleen Turner in Rehearsal for THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Yesterday was the first rehearsal for Joan Didion's one-woman drama THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, adapted from her 2005 bestselling memoir of the same title, at Arena Stage. The production stars Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner as Didion and is directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. The show runs Oct 7-Nov 20, 2016 at Arena Stage, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the team in rehearsal below! (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next WeekAsolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season single ticket sales begin September 8 for subscribers and donors and October 1 for the general public. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Kathleen Turner-Led THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Arena StageCast, Creative Team Set for Kathleen Turner-Led THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

As previously announced, iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater to star in Joan Didion's one-woman drama The Year of Magical Thinking, adapted from her 2005 bestselling memoir of the same title. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxes runs September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. The company just kicked off rehearsals, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the meet & greet below! (more...)

ORANGE JULIUS, F*CK~NG GOOD PLAYS Fest and More Set for Rattlestick's 2016-17 SeasonORANGE JULIUS, F*CK~NG GOOD PLAYS Fest and More Set for Rattlestick's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announces mainstage picks for the upcoming season and a weeklong September mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival. (more...)

Mark Bly Joins Fordham/Primary Stages' MFA Playwriting ProgramMark Bly Joins Fordham/Primary Stages' MFA Playwriting Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Dramaturg Mark Bly, who has worked as an adjunct instructor for the Fordham University Theatre Department since 2014, has just joined the Fordham/Primary Stages MFA program as co-director, in collaboration with Elliot Fox of Primary Stages. (more...)

Arena Stage Seeks Designers, Directors and Actors for 2017 Playwrights' ArenaArena Stage Seeks Designers, Directors and Actors for 2017 Playwrights' Arena
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces an open call for submissions for the 2017 Playwrights' Arena, a year-long program which invites a small group of up to five local theater makers to convene once per month with Arena Stage artistic staff to investigate their artistic process to develop their dramaturgical practice while creating new work. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena StageGregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Arena Stage Co-founder and Regional Theater Champion Zelda Fichandler Dies at 91Arena Stage Co-founder and Regional Theater Champion Zelda Fichandler Dies at 91
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Arena Stage is deeply saddened to announce that visionary leader and pioneer of the regional theater movement Zelda Fichandler has died today, July 29, 2016, at the age of 91. (more...)

BWW Review: A Riveting MAY QUEEN Arrives at the Cape PlayhouseBWW Review: A Riveting MAY QUEEN Arrives at the Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Jul 29, 2016

Premiering at the Cape Playhouse, The May Queen, written by Molly Smith Metzler and now directed by Amanda Charlton, comes to the stage and brings with it the sort of office lethargy that almost comes too close to the real thing. If you've ever worked in an office setting before, the moment David walks tiredly into the room you are already nodding your head in acknowledgement of the silent aggravation and gradual hopelessness the situation brings forth. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena StageAdditional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

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