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WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: BROOKLYNITE begins off-Broadway, THE NETHER starts at the Duke of York's in London, and PHANTOM marks 27 years on the Great White Way! (more...)

Hot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BYHot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

It's going to be a hot ticket! Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) will make her off- Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the upcoming world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production will begin previews on April 28, 2015 and officially open on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Piece Project & VS. Theatre Company to Offer Reading of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Derrick's CARDAMOM TodayPiece Project & VS. Theatre Company to Offer Reading of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Derrick's CARDAMOM Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

THE PIECE PROJECT and VS. THEATRE COMPANY present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Derrick's CARDAMOM on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Devon Gummersall will direct this reading of CARDAMOM, whose cast includes JB Blanc, James D'Arcy, Anastasia Griffith and Alicia Witt. (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Profiles Theatre continues its 26th Season with the Chicago premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs February 13 - April 5, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott is Back with WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second Stage; Dick Scanlan and Michael Mayer Will Direct!Sherie Rene Scott is Back with WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second Stage; Dick Scanlan and Michael Mayer Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz Executive Director) will conclude its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. (more...)

Centaur Theatre to Present Outside the March's TERMINUS, Jan 20-Feb 15Centaur Theatre to Present Outside the March's TERMINUS, Jan 20-Feb 15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Centaur Theatre presents the Quebec premiere of the Outside the March (OtM) production of Terminus by Irish playwright, Mark O'Rowe. (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOOD GIRL, Starring Penny FullerManhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOOD GIRL, Starring Penny Fuller
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Composer-Lyricist-Bookwriter Mary Liz McNamara is currently working on Body and Soul based on the 2009 documentary by filmmaker Alice Elliott. Excerpts from Body and Soul were seen at New York Theater Barn in October 2014. Awards: 2013 Bistro Award for Songwriting, 2011 BMI Foundation Harrington Award for creative achievement in musical theater, two MAC awards and six ASCAP PLUS awards. Mary Liz is a frequent NYC performer, and her songs are performed by cabaret and musical theater artists across the country. She is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop (as a composer/lyricist and a librettist), and about a million other performing arts unions and organizations. Her song 'Bacon' was used in an episode of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' (more...)

Ben Rosenfield & Sophia Anne Caruso Join Cast of MCC Theater's THE NETHERBen Rosenfield & Sophia Anne Caruso Join Cast of MCC Theater's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman. Ben Rosenfield, memorably of the final two seasons of "Boardwalk Empire," and rising talent Sophia Anne Caruso will take on the roles of Woodnut and Iris, respectively. As previously announced, The Nether will also star "Nurse Jackie" Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever, New York theater veteran Peter Friedman and Tony Award winner Frank Wood. (more...)

Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre Finds New Home in Candler ParkPinch 'N' Ouch Theatre Finds New Home in Candler Park
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

"Finally, we have a place to call home," says Producing Artistic Director Grant McGowen who landed a new theater across the street from the popular farm table restaurant Ration & Dram. McGowen has seen a number of Atlanta venues including the Hertz Stage, 14th Street Playhouse, 7Stages, and most recently a Church basement in the Virginia Highlands. (more...)

Jonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next MonthJonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

More Between Heaven and Earth, Salon/Sanctuary's original site-specific music theater piece, directed and with a script by Erica Gould based on the letters of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway, returns to Fraunces Tavern on January 18th. Fraunces Tavern, built in 1719, sets the stage for the production, which features music prepared from the original 18th century manuscripts, researched by Jessica Gould. (more...)

Bluebarn Theatre to Present STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYSBluebarn Theatre to Present STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The BLUEBARN Theatre will present the regional premiere of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays written by an A-list lineup of writers including Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moise?s Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, Jose? Rivera, Paul Rudnick, and Doug Wright; Conceived by Brian Shnipper. The play runs January 8-17, 2015. (more...)

Harpsichordist Andrew Appel Joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew TonightHarpsichordist Andrew Appel Joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Step into the dusk of the Ancien Regime, as icons tumble, gossips rumble, and musicians hurl their slings. Arrows fly between the fans of French harmony and Italian melody in this site-specific music-theater piece based on the Philosophe's play of opposites. (more...)

Happy Medium Theatre Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS TonightHappy Medium Theatre Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Happy Medium Theatre (HMT) presents a one-night-only, free staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays tonight, December 9, at 7:30pm, in the Moonshine Room of Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre CommunityBWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre Community
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2014

The new independent film TAKE CARE stars Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski. Since 1998, Sadoski has been one of the most reliable performers in the New York theatre community, being seen in world premieres by Lucy Thurber, Rajiv Joseph, Neil LaBute, and and Jon Robin Baitz, amongst many others. He earned a Tony-nom for REASONS TO BE PRETTY, and Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for the original Off-Broadway production of OTHER DESERT CITIES. (more...)

Trustus Theatre to Present STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS in JanuaryTrustus Theatre to Present STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Trustus Theatre will start the new year in the Richard and Debbie Cohn Trustus Side Door Theatre on January 3rd at 8:00pm with a collection of topical plays by some of America's most acclaimed playwrights: Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. With marriage laws changing in South Carolina, this production will stand as a powerfully relevant piece in the intimate 50-seat theatre. Trustus will hold a talk-back following the performance on January 11th, 2015. Patrons are encouraged to make their reservations early at www.trustus.org. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Begins Tonight at Working Stage TheaterTHE SANTALAND DIARIES Begins Tonight at Working Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

AggraNomic Productions, D&ME Productions LLC and Brenda Davidson have announced and all new production of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris. Starring Matt Crabtree and directed by Deidra Edwards. Santaland begins performances tonight, December 4 at 8pm and opening is set for Friday, December 5 at 8pm at the Working Stage Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

See Broadway's DISGRACED, Get Your Name in a Neil LaBute Script and More With L.A. Theatre Works' Charitybuzz AuctionSee Broadway's DISGRACED, Get Your Name in a Neil LaBute Script and More With L.A. Theatre Works' Charitybuzz Auction
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works has launched its third annual online auction at Charitybuzz. Kick off your holiday shopping and charitable giving from the comfort of your own home, and take advantage of star-studded experiences not found in any stores. (more...)

Happy Medium Theatre to Present STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS, 12/9Happy Medium Theatre to Present STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Happy Medium Theatre (HMT) announces a one-night-only, free staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays on Tuesday, December 9, at 7:30pm, in the Moonshine Room of Club Cafe?, 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston. (more...)

BIRDMAN Tops 2015 SPIRIT AWARD Nominees; Full List Announced!BIRDMAN Tops 2015 SPIRIT AWARD Nominees; Full List Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning. (more...)

Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Step into the dusk of the Ancien Regime, as icons tumble, gossips rumble, and musicians hurl their slings. Arrows fly between the fans of French harmony and Italian melody in this site-specific music-theater piece based on the Philosophe's play of opposites. (more...)

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