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Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor PlaceRichard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Off-Broadway's Biggest Night with the Obie Award Winners!Photo Coverage: Inside Off-Broadway's Biggest Night with the Obie Award Winners!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BIG FISH at Bainbridge Performing ArtsPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of BIG FISH at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents BIG FISH, running May 12 - 28. BIG FISH is a new Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Scroll down to see the cast in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for BIG FISH at Bainbridge Performing ArtsPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for BIG FISH at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents BIG FISH, running May 12 - 28. BIG FISH is a new Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Host Elevator Repair Service's 2017 Gala; Steve Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Monk and More to Attend!Stephen Colbert to Host Elevator Repair Service's 2017 Gala; Steve Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Monk and More to Attend!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On May 22nd, 2017 Stephen Colbert will host a star-studded gala, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Obie-Award winning theater ensemble, Elevator Repair Service. (more...)

Rollicking Fantasy to Splash into BPA with BIG FISHRollicking Fantasy to Splash into BPA with BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents BIG FISH, running May 12 - 28, 2017. (more...)

Obie-Winner Julia Jarcho's THE TERRIFYING Comes to Abrons Arts CenterObie-Winner Julia Jarcho's THE TERRIFYING Comes to Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Abrons Arts Center presents the world premiere of The Terrifying by Obie award-winning playwright Julia Jarcho, who also directs. Running March 12-April 2, The Terrifying is performed by Jess Barbagallo, Kim Gainer, Kristine Haruna Lee, Hanna Novak, and Pete Simpson for an audience of 60 who are seated onstage at the Playhouse, close enough to hear a faint whisper. An immersive, live sound design by Obie-winner Ben Williams adds tension to the rich and intimate experience. (more...)

BWW Review:  Elevator Repair Service's THE SELECT:  THE SUN ALSO RISES an Exuberant Celebration of Hemingway's ClassicBWW Review: Elevator Repair Service's THE SELECT: THE SUN ALSO RISES an Exuberant Celebration of Hemingway's Classic
by Andrew White - Mar 2, 2017

Elevator Repair Service, a New York company with a decided literary turn, has brought its lengthy but satisfying staging of Hemingway's first novel, 'The Sun Also Rises,' to Shakespeare Theatre Company's Landsburgh stage for a healthy Washington run. For Hemingway fans, this is reason enough to make a pilgrimage downtown; for theatre enthusiasts, even those who wouldn't normally touch Hemingway with a 10-foot-pole, the sheer exuberance and creativity of the ensemble should be a huge draw. (more...)

Julia Jarcho's THE TERRIFYING to Hit Abrons Arts Center This SpringJulia Jarcho's THE TERRIFYING to Hit Abrons Arts Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Abrons Arts Center presents the world premiere of The Terrifying by Obie award-winning playwright Julia Jarcho, who also directs. Running March 12-April 2, The Terrifying is performed by Jess Barbagallo, Kim Gainer, Kristine Haruna Lee, Hanna Novak, and Pete Simpson for an audience of 60 who are seated onstage at the Playhouse, close enough to hear a faint whisper. An immersive, live sound design by Obie-winner Ben Williams adds tension to the rich and intimate experience. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service's THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) Coming to Shakespeare Theatre CompanyElevator Repair Service's THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) Coming to Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will host acclaimed theatre ensemble Elevator Repair Service and their production of The Select (The Sun Also Rises) at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th St NW) from February 18-April 2, 2017. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service's THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) Coming to Shakespeare Theatre CompanyElevator Repair Service's THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) Coming to Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will host acclaimed theatre ensemble Elevator Repair Service and their production of The Select (The Sun Also Rises) at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th St NW) from February 18-April 2, 2017. (more...)

The Petersons to Perform at The Cutting Room, 6/20The Petersons to Perform at The Cutting Room, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Following the sold-out show of The Petersons! In the Bleak Mid-Winter-on an unseasonably warm night this past February-NEW NEIGHBORHOOD presents the return engagement of The Petersons at New York City's The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). THE PETERSONS GO SPELUNKING! one night only on June 20, 2016 at 7:30PM! (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2016 Summerworks SeriesCelia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2016 Summerworks Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

NAKED BOYS SINGING Opens at the Footlight TheatreNAKED BOYS SINGING Opens at the Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Parliament House Orlando has announced its next mainstage production: The Central Florida debut of Naked Boys Singing! This hilarious revue features 16 original songs, 7 gorgeous guys and no clothes- a winning combination if ever there was one! From the sassy opening number 'Gratuitous Nudity,' to the screamingly funny 'Bliss of a Bris,' audiences and critics alike have hailed 'Naked Boys Singing!' as a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. (more...)

NAKED BOYS SINGING Opens at the Footlight TheatreNAKED BOYS SINGING Opens at the Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Parliament House Orlando has announced its next mainstage production: The Central Florida debut of Naked Boys Singing! This hilarious revue features 16 original songs, 7 gorgeous guys and no clothes- a winning combination if ever there was one! From the sassy opening number 'Gratuitous Nudity,' to the screamingly funny 'Bliss of a Bris,' audiences and critics alike have hailed 'Naked Boys Singing!' as a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. (more...)

NAKED BOYS SINGING Opens at the Footlight TheatreNAKED BOYS SINGING Opens at the Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

The Parliament House Orlando has announced its next mainstage production: The Central Florida debut of Naked Boys Singing! This hilarious revue features 16 original songs, 7 gorgeous guys and no clothes- a winning combination if ever there was one! From the sassy opening number 'Gratuitous Nudity,' to the screamingly funny 'Bliss of a Bris,' audiences and critics alike have hailed 'Naked Boys Singing!' as a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Heads to the Kirk Douglas Theatre This YearYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Heads to the Kirk Douglas Theatre This Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Center Theatre Group, in collaboration with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, will present the West Coast premiere of Young Jean Lee's newest work, the acclaimed play "Straight White Men," November 20 - December 20, 2015, at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Off-Broadway Cast Offers An Inside Look at BLUE MAN GROUPSTAGE TUBE: Off-Broadway Cast Offers An Inside Look at BLUE MAN GROUP
by Michael Dale - Sep 11, 2015

Opening at the Astor Place Theatre in 1991, this ever-evolving entertainment is a national phenomenon. (more...)

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