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Isaiah Johnson and Stephanie Umoh Star in THE MUSIC MAN: IN CONCERT at Two River Theater and NJPAC, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (President and CEO John Schreiber) and Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst) announced today the full cast of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, a concert version of the classic Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Robert O'Hara, with music direction by Kenny J. Seymour. America's favorite musical about big brass bands and small-town spirit will be performed by an African-American cast. The River City, Iowa setting will be based on historical accounts of black communities established during the Great Migration as former slaves moved across the U.S. following the Civil War. (more...)

Isaiah Johnson and Stephanie Umoh to Star in THE MUSIC MAN: IN CONCERT at Two River Theater and NJPAC; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (President and CEO John Schreiber) and Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst) announced today the full cast of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, a concert version of the classic Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Robert O'Hara, with music direction by Kenny J. Seymour. America's favorite musical about big brass bands and small-town spirit will be performed by an African-American cast. The River City, Iowa setting will be based on historical accounts of black communities established during the Great Migration as former slaves moved across the U.S. following the Civil War. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT at Two River Theater - A Brilliant Performance
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 05, 2014

A stellar performance of 'As You Like It' by William Shakespeare is now on stage at Two River Theater in Red Bank through February 16th. Metropolitan area audiences should not miss this show. (more...)

Two River Theater Company to Stage AS YOU LIKE IT, 1/25-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2013/2014 Season with Shakespeare's romantic comedy As You Like it, directed by Michael Sexton (Two River's Henry V), the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Society in New York. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, January 25, with the opening night on Friday, January 31 at 8pm. The production must close on Sunday, February 16. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Monmouth University. (more...)

CSC Announces Open Rehearsal Series for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its annual Monday Night Open Rehearsal Series, this year featuring Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. On three Monday evenings - May 13, May 20 and June 3 - different actors and directors will explore the text of Romeo & Juliet, giving theater-goers the opportunity to become part of the discovery process, and experience different acting approaches and directorial interpretations of one of Shakespeare's most cherished plays. CSC will open its 2013/2014 season with a new production of Romeo & Juliet starring Elizabeth Olsen. Here is the line-up for this year's Open Rehearsal series. (more...)

Reed Birney, Billy Crudup, Peter Dinklage and More to Star in STAND BY ME at 52nd Street Project, 4/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2013

Stand by Me: The Reliable Plays culminates The 52nd Street Project's semi-annual Playmaking Series, through which kids new to the project show their creations to the public for the first time. (more...)

Billy Crudup, Peter Dinklage and More Set to Perform in STAND BY ME, Plays Written by Children, 4/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-ten year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and director-dramaturges, and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Reed Birney, Billy Crudup, Peter Dinklage and Myra Lucretia Taylor, along with other accomplished actors, will perform in Stand by Me: The Reliable Plays, the Project's newest Playmaking show, Stand by Me: The Reliable Plays. (more...)

Reed Birney, Billy Crudup, Peter Dinklage and More to Star in STAND BY ME at 52nd Street Project, 4/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2013

Stand by Me: The Reliable Plays culminates The 52nd Street Project's semi-annual Playmaking Series, through which kids new to the project show their creations to the public for the first time. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's BETHANY Concludes Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

Women's Project Theater's widely-acclaimed and packed-house production of Laura Marks's world premiere dark comedy Bethany, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will close as scheduled Today, February 17, after the 2:30pm matinee to make way for Tina Benko in the North American Premiere of Jackie by Nobel Prize winner and author of The Piano Teacher, Elfriede Jelinek, directed by Tea Alagic. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's BETHANY Concludes 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2013

Women's Project Theater's widely-acclaimed and packed-house production of Laura Marks's world premiere dark comedy Bethany, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will close as scheduled Sunday, February 17, after the 2:30pm matinee to make way for Tina Benko in the North American Premiere of Jackie by Nobel Prize winner and author of The Piano Teacher, Elfriede Jelinek, directed by Tea Alagic. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look - BETHANY at Women's Project Theater, Starring America Ferrera
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2013

See the new trailer for BETHANY, written by Laura Marks and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, below. The show runs Jan 11-Feb 17, 2013. www.BethanyOffBroadway.com. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's BETHANY, Starring America Ferrera, Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2012

America Ferrera, joined by cast members Emily Ackerman, Kristin Griffith, Ken Marks, Tobias Segal and Myra Lucretia Taylor, begins rehearsals today for Women's Project Theater's world premiere dark comedy Bethany by Laura Marks. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Ms. Ferrera stars as a financially-strapped woman who discovers just how far she'll go to regain what she has lost. (more...)

Grantham Coleman, Elvy Yost and More Star in Actors Theatre of Louisville's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2012

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the cast and creative team for Actors Theatre's 2012-2013 season opener Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This high-octane and energetic contemporary retelling of one of the greatest love stories ever told features a dynamic cast of thirteen, a stellar team of designers and is directed by Louisville native and Drama Desk nominee Tony Speciale. Romeo and Juliet plays only 30 performances in the Pamela Brown Auditorium at Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the Brown-Forman Series. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville's ROMEO AND JULIET Begins Previews Tonight, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2012

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the cast and creative team for Actors Theatre's 2012-2013 season opener Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This high-octane and energetic contemporary retelling of one of the greatest love stories ever told features a dynamic cast of thirteen, a stellar team of designers and is directed by Louisville native and Drama Desk nominee Tony Speciale. Romeo and Juliet plays only 30 performances in the Pamela Brown Auditorium at Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the Brown-Forman Series. (more...)

Grantham Coleman, Elvy Yost and More Star in Actors Theatre of Louisville's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2012

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the cast and creative team for Actors Theatre's 2012-2013 season opener Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This high-octane and energetic contemporary retelling of one of the greatest love stories ever told features a dynamic cast of thirteen, a stellar team of designers and is directed by Louisville native and Drama Desk nominee Tony Speciale. Romeo and Juliet plays only 30 performances in the Pamela Brown Auditorium at Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the Brown-Forman Series. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces Cast and Creative Team for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2012

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Actors Theatre's 2012-2013 season opener Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Kristine Nielsen, Michael Countryman et al. Set for 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2012

According to Variety, Kristine Nielsen, Michael Countryman, Laura Heisler and more are among the lineup of actors set for the 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Kristine Nielsen, Michael Countryman et al. Set for 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2012

According to Variety, Kristine Nielsen, Michael Countryman, Laura Heisler and more are among the lineup of actors set for the 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference. (more...)

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Ends Off-Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

The long-running Off Broadway favorite Love, Loss, and What I Wore will close tonight, Sunday, March 25, 2012 after playing for two and a half years and 1,013 performances. (March 15th marked the show's landmark 1,000 performance.) (more...)

LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE Closes in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2012

Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, an intimate collection of stories covering some of life's most poignant moments and their corresponding wardrobe, will appear at Detroit's historic Gem Theatre through March 4. (more...)

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