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Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theater are WAITRESS and NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE  GREAT COMET OF 1812, both at American Repertory Theatre. Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Denee Benton also each received nods for their respective performances.  (more...)

2016 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Jessie Mueller in WAITRESS, Abby Mueller in BEAUTIFUL and More!2016 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Jessie Mueller in WAITRESS, Abby Mueller in BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The 20th Annual Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards were held on April 11 at the Holiday Inn Boston/Brookline. Founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and Larry Stark of the TheaterMirror in 1997, the IRNE Awards recognize the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Boston theatre community.  (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 10Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 10
by Audition Roundup - Apr 10, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 10, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This SpringNew Repertory Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain, April 30-May 22, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Tympanic Theatre Company's PAPER CITY PHOENIX to Open Next FridayTympanic Theatre Company's PAPER CITY PHOENIX to Open Next Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Tympanic is excited to announce the opening of the Midwest Premiere of PAPER CITY PHOENIX, a sci-fi dark comedy by Walt McGough (Chalk, founding member - Sideshow Theatre Company), directed by Rebecca Willingham. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACKBERRY WINTER: Spring is Sure to FollowBWW Review: BLACKBERRY WINTER: Spring is Sure to Follow
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 31, 2016

New Repertory Theatre participates in the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER, a thoughtful, poignant take on one woman's coming to terms with her mother's diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. Director Bridget Kathleen O'Leary and Adrianne Krstansky bring out the humor while focusing on the human emotions, rather than the illness, and the result is surprisingly uplifting. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Tympanic Theatre's PAPER CITY PHOENIXCast, Creative Team Set for Tympanic Theatre's PAPER CITY PHOENIX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Tympanic is excited to announce the cast and crew for the Midwest Premiere of PAPER CITY PHOENIX, a dark comedy by Walt McGough (Chalk, founding member - Sideshow Theatre Company), directed by Rebecca Willingham. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square TheaterTom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric StageMR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

Broadway 'Motel' Austin Pendleton to Helm FIDDLER for New Rep's 2016-17 SeasonBroadway 'Motel' Austin Pendleton to Helm FIDDLER for New Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Featuring seven productions, New Rep's 2016-2017 season includes Regular Singing, the fourth and final play in Richard Nelson's Apple Family series, presented in collaboration with Stoneham Theatre; Good, CP Taylor's historical, political drama; Fiddler on the Roof, a revival of the Tony award- winning musical, featuring Jeremiah Kissel as Tevye and directed by original Broadway cast member Austin Pendleton; Thurgood, a one-man play featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; Brecht on Brecht, a play with music based on the collective works of Bertolt Brecht; Golda's Balcony, a one-woman play featuring Bobbie Steinbach as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir; and The Gift Horse, a sharp comedy by nationally-acclaimed local playwright Lydia R. Diamond in a Boston-area premiere. (more...)

Cleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSESCleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, March 16-26, 2016. (more...)

20th Annual IRNE Awards Nominees Are Announced - A.R.T.'s THE GREAT COMET, NICE WORK at Ogunquit, BILLY ELLIOT at NSMT and More!20th Annual IRNE Awards Nominees Are Announced - A.R.T.'s THE GREAT COMET, NICE WORK at Ogunquit, BILLY ELLIOT at NSMT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 20th Annual IRNE Awards, which honors the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. (more...)

BWW Review: SORRY: An Unfortunate Title for Third Installment of APPLE FAMILY PLAYSBWW Review: SORRY: An Unfortunate Title for Third Installment of APPLE FAMILY PLAYS
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 29, 2016

Stoneham Theatre stages the third installment in Richard Nelson's four-play series with the director, design team, and cast intact from the earlier entries. They are a cohesive, well-oiled team, but while SORRY gets deeper into the personalities of the characters, it fails to deliver the political goods that we would expect from its setting on Election Day, 2012. Of course, no fiction could match the histrionics of the real life 2016 election-year campaign. (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER to Play New Rep Theatre This SpringSteve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER to Play New Rep Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of BLACKBERRY WINTER, March 26-April 17, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Present SORRY, Part Three of THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYSStoneham Theatre to Present SORRY, Part Three of THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Stoneham Theatre continues the journey from last season's That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad (which was performed at Gloucester Stage), to SORRY, the third of Richard Nelson's The Apple Family Plays, directed by Weylin Symes. Performances run from February 25 - March 13, 2016. Press Opening isSaturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Author Colm Toibin to Speak at New Repertory TheatreAuthor Colm Toibin to Speak at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents the special Spotlight Symposium: An Evening with Colm Toibin, Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Commander's Mansion at the Arsenal on the Charles, 441 Talcott Avenue, Watertown, MA. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present New England Premiere of BOOTYCANDYSpeakEasy Stage to Present New England Premiere of BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

From March 12 to April 9, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of BOOTYCANDY, a shockingly funny and saucy spin on race, sex, and sexuality, written by award-winning playwright and director Robert O'Hara. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

BWW Review: There's Something About MaryBWW Review: There's Something About Mary
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 2, 2016

New Repertory Theatre continues its third annual Next Rep Black Box Festival with Colm Toibin's THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, a controversial one-woman play that reimagines the life and attitudes of Mary some twenty years after the crucifixion of her son. Artistic Director Jim Petosa directs Paula Langton in an impressive solo performance, with texture added by lighting designer Matthew Guminski and composer/sound designer Dewey Dellay. (more...)

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