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Columbus Children's Theatre to Stage CRASH This SpringColumbus Children's Theatre to Stage CRASH This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Columbus Children's Theatre will present the regional premiere of CRASH April 6 -23 at Park Street Theatre located at 512 Park Street. Directed by William Goldsmith and written by Y York; Based on the novel by Newberry Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

New Collection of Short Stories is AnnouncedNew Collection of Short Stories is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

To believe in fate is to accept that no matter the path we choose, our future is preordained. In Walking in the Shadows and The Heir, local author Laurene highlights the role that fortune plays in our lives and the lives of her protagonists. As the volume unfolds, destinies are slowly revealed, showing how each character deals with adversity, grief, and loss. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging ArtistsSigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

UPDATE: NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATIONS in the NYCUPDATE: NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATIONS in the NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 27, 2016

Check out some top spots in New York City to enjoy the New Year's holiday. (more...)

New Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHORNew Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

New plays by Neil LaBute, Marta Buchaca and Marco Calvani - leading writers/directors representing contemporary voices in drama in the U.S., Spain and Italy, respectively - will be given their U.S. debuts in the 3rd edition of the ambitious, provocative series of one-act plays, AdA: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR, running Off-Broadway at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St. NYC) with previews starting January 19, 2017 prior to opening January 23. Ada: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR is a unique evening of theater: the three playwrights direct one another's work. (more...)

Nathan Darrow, Diane Davis, and Elizabeth Ward Land Join the Staged Reading of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATIONNathan Darrow, Diane Davis, and Elizabeth Ward Land Join the Staged Reading of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION, written by Eugenie Carabatsos and directed by Christina Roussos. (more...)

Cutting Ball presents HEDDA GABLER This JanuaryCutting Ball presents HEDDA GABLER This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Two years after his Bay Area debut directing Cutting Ball's explosive production of Ubu Roi, Yury Urnov returns this winter to tackle Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, Hedda Gabler, translated by Paul Walsh. Featured in the title role is Britney Frazier, who last performed at Cutting Ball in Superheroes in 2014. Hedda Gabler opens in previews on January 19 and runs through February 26, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m. The press opening will take place the following Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online at cuttingball.com/productions/hedda-gabler or by phone at 415-525-1205.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Raleigh (more...)

Gripping Drama About Struggle for Moral Choices Felix Mitterer's JAGERSTATTERGripping Drama About Struggle for Moral Choices Felix Mitterer's JAGERSTATTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

A gripping struggle to hold on to morality during the hardest of times. Experience Felix Mitterer's enthralling drama based on the life and death of Franz Jagerstatter (1907-1943), an Austrian farmer who refused to fight on behalf of Hitler because of his faith, morals and ideals. Mitterer depicts Franz, who was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007, as a courageous but insecure human being - and not at all as a saint.   (more...)

BWW Review: WARRIOR CLASS: Early Voting Projects a WinBWW Review: WARRIOR CLASS: Early Voting Projects a Win
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 25, 2016

Boston premiere of Kenneth Lin's ('House of Cards') "political thriller" at Lyric Stage Company ultimately works because of a trio of fine performances by Steven Barkhimer, Michael Tow, and Jessica Webb, under the taut direction of Dawn M. Simmons. You may have had more than your fill of politics for now, but the cat and mouse game devised by the playwright and the authentic portrayals will keep you guessing until the final blackout. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The PublicPLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterPLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4. (more...)

Disney Channel Celebrates MONSTOBER with a Month of Halloween-Themed Episodes and the Premiere of THE SWAPDisney Channel Celebrates MONSTOBER with a Month of Halloween-Themed Episodes and the Premiere of THE SWAP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

'Monstober' returns to Disney Channel for a special month-long Halloween celebration, beginning SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. The programming event includes Halloween-themed episodes of hit Disney Channel series, the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie 'The Swap,' special short-form content premiering nightly as part of 'Monstober Theater,' and the return of 'Mal-oween,' which includes an encore performance of 'Descendants' and the second season premiere of the animated shorts, 'Descendants: Wicked World.' (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public TheaterPLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Disney Channel to Celebrate Halloween with 'Monstober' October ProgrammingDisney Channel to Celebrate Halloween with 'Monstober' October Programming
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'Monstober' returns to Disney Channel for a special month-long Halloween celebration, beginning SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. (more...)

Disney Channel Celebrates MONSTOBER with a Month of Halloween-Themed Episodes and the Premiere of THE SWAPDisney Channel Celebrates MONSTOBER with a Month of Halloween-Themed Episodes and the Premiere of THE SWAP
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Monstober' returns to Disney Channel for a special month-long Halloween celebration, beginning SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. The programming event includes Halloween-themed episodes of hit Disney Channel series, the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie 'The Swap,' special short-form content premiering nightly as part of 'Monstober Theater,' and the return of 'Mal-oween,' which includes an encore performance of 'Descendants' and the second season premiere of the animated shorts, 'Descendants: Wicked World.' (more...)

THE ROADS TO HOME, Starring Devon Abner, Hallie Foote, Harriet Harris & More, Begins Tonight at Primary StagesTHE ROADS TO HOME, Starring Devon Abner, Hallie Foote, Harriet Harris & More, Begins Tonight at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler and Jamie deRoy presents the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The PublicCast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

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