New Repertory Theatre News

Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage ASSASSINS, 10/4-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces ASSASSINS by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, October 4-26, 2014 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$65 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages including ASSASSINS are also available. (more...)

Academy Award-Winner Olympia Dukais to Voice Role in Enda Wash's MISTERMAN, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

"Misterman" enjoyed sold-out runs and glowing reviews from audiences and critics when it premiered at the 2011 Galway Arts Festival, followed by the New York premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse. "Misterman" is headed to Colorado with the news that Mr. Walsh's critically acclaimed hit play, will feature Olympia Dukakis voicing the role of Mammy. The play will be directed by Melissa Firlit and the role of Thomas Magill will be played by New York actor Craig MacArthur. "Misterman" opens at the Thingamajig Theatre Company's 99-seat black box on September 26th and runs through October 12th. The production will then relocate to Denver this fall before returning to New York in spring of 2015. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents a Reading of QUIET ELECTRICITY, a New Play by Michael Raver
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, NY will present a reading of QUIET ELECTRICITY, a new play by Michael Raver, at their Speakeasy space on Saturday, September 13 at 7:00pm. (more...)

RECONSIDERING HANNA(H) Begins 9/25 at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens its 2014-15 season with Reconsidering Hanna(h) by Deirdre Girard. Running from September 25 to October 19, this new drama will be directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary. (more...)

UNCANNY VALLEY to Make New York Premiere at 59E59 Theaters this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes Contemporary American Theater Festival with the New York premiere of UNCANNY VALLEY, written Thomas Gibbons and directed by Tom Dugdale. UNCANNY VALLEY begins performances on Thursday, October 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 26. Press opening is Wednesday, October 8 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Nora Theatre Company's 'EMILIE' to Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Nora Theatre Company will present Lauren Gunderson's Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. The piece will be the Boston acting debut for Lee Mikeska Gardner in the title role. Ms. Gardner was appointed Artistic Director of The Nora Theatre Company in November 2013 following a national search. The press performance is Monday, September 8 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Robin de Jesus, Laura Dreyfuss, Jason Gotay and More Set for TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 2 Concert at Highline Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Twenty-Somethings 2, a concert featuring the music of songwriters Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil and Zoe Sarnak, will be held tonight, August 18 at the Highline Ballroom. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season to Conclude with FENCER, 8/21-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season wraps up with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Fences from August 21 through September 7 at the Gorton Theatre, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The 1987 Winner for Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Fences tells the moving story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his family. Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel directs this powerful and poignant American work with GSC veteran Boston actress Jacqui Parker as Rose Maxson and a cast of GSC newcomers including Daver Morrison as Troy Maxson; Warren Jackson as Lyons; Gregory Marlow as Jim Bono; Jermel Nakia as Gabriel; Jared Brown as Cory and Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops student Bezawit Strong in her professional stage debut as Raynell. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Present CLOSER THAN EVER, 9/6-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces CLOSER THAN EVER by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr., September 6-28, 2014 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $25-$60 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages including CLOSER THAN EVER are also available. (more...)

Kacie Sheik, Jason Gotay, Steel Burkhardt & More Join TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 2 Concert Line-Up at Highline Ballroom, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Additional Broadway performers have joined the line-up for Twenty-Somethings 2, a concert featuring the music of songwriters Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil and Zoe Sarnak, held on Aug. 18 at the Highline Ballroom. (more...)

SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY Rounds Out New Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces the final show of the 30th Anniversary Season, the Next Rep World Premiere: SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY by Ronan Noone, June 6 through June 21, 2015 at the Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210. SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP). (more...)

Robin de Jesus, Ciara Renee, Nic Rouleau & More Set for TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 2 Concert at Highline Ballroom, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

After a sold out performance last year, Twenty-Somethings 2, an evening featuring the work of songwriters Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil, and Zoe Sarnak, will be presented on Aug. 18 at 8PM at The Highline Ballroom. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

NNPN Awards Over $100,000 for Residencies, Commission and Collaboration Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of more than seventy non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will award grants of over $100,000 for residencies, a commission, and production support through the Collaboration Fund in 2014/15. (more...)

New Rep to Tour A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 7/13-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, performed at a variety of locations in the Greater Boston area from July 13-20, 2014. Presented by New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company and directed by Clay Hopper, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will be free and open to the public with donations accepted. (more...)

NNPN Adds Cleveland Public Theatre & Miracle Theatre Group as New Core Members
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, has added its 28th and 29th Core Members, Cleveland Public Theatre and Miracle Theatre Group (Milagro). The decision was made by the organization's Board of Directors at its Annual Conference on June 12 in Charlotte, NC hosted by Core Member Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of Walt McGough's PATTERN OF LIFE
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 23, 2014

PATTERN OF LIFE asks a lot of questions and challenges the audience to search for their own answers. In this play about life and death, McGough exposes a situation that most of us have not thought about very much and asks us to put ourselves in the other person's sandals. Director Bridget O'Leary and the cast of Nael Nacer and Lewis D. Wheeler focus on the human aspect of the story. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Gloucester Stage's JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company kicked off the 35th Anniversary Season on June 12 with Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the internationally acclaimed musical revue of satirical and poignant songs by the late Belgian genius, Jacques Brel. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

UNCLE JACK, CHOSEN CHILD & RECONSIDERING HANNA(H) Set for BPT's 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) today announces the three new plays that will comprise its 33rd season. The line-up includes Reconsidering Hanna(h) by Deirdre Girard, Chosen Child by Monica Bauer and Uncle Jack by Michael Hammond. (more...)

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