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THE BOOK OF MORMON's Ben Platt to Join Meryl Streep in RICKI AND THE FLASH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

A member of the Broadway 'MORMON' community will soon be teaming up with Meryl Streep. (more...)

Adriane Lenox, Julia Duffy and Will Lyman Join Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Huntington's GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company announces that Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, and Boston favorite Will Lyman will join the previously announced Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. (more...)

Huntington Theatre's Annual Summer Workshop Readings Set for 7/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Huntington Theatre Company's annual Summer Workshop is underway and will culminate in public readings of four new plays on July 19 and 20, 2014. The retreat allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to participate in an artist-driven intensive, developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. (more...)

Off-Broadway Hit MURDER FOR TWO Completes Geffen Playhouse's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two is the eighth and final play to be announced in the 2014-2015 Geffen Playhouse season. The new musical will run from May 27 through July 7, 2015 in the Geffen Playhouse's intimate Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater. Murder for Two, in which everyone is a suspect, is a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects - and they both play the piano! This 90-minute whodunit is a zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. (more...)

Michael Chernus, Tracee Chimo, America Ferrera & Austin Lysy Set to Lead Second Stage's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced complete casting for its highly anticipated production of TERRENCE McNALLY's play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART. The company will feature MICHAEL CHERNUS (Obie Award winner for In the Wake), TRACEE CHIMO (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), AMERICA FERRERA (Emmy Award winner for "Ugly Betty") and AUSTIN LYSY (2ST's The Water's Edge). (more...)

Kyra Sedgwick to Star in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE DANISH WIDOW at Powerhouse, 7/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, announced that Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick will lead the cast of Academy Award and Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley's new play The Danish Widow, which will premiere July 16-27, 2014 at Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. Shanley also directs the cast which also includes multitalented Broadway vets Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras. (more...)

BWW Review: Smart Money is on Lydia Diamond's SMART PEOPLE
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 16, 2014

Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia Diamond delves into uncharted territory in her provocative new comedy having its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois. She introduces four incredibly smart Ivy Leaguers who dare to budge the boundaries of polite conversation about racism by posing the question of whether our beliefs and prejudices are hard-wired. (more...)

THE COSBY SHOW's Malcolm-Jamal Warner to Star in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, 9/5-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company announces that Malcolm-Jamal Warner, best known for his breakout role as Theo Huxtable, Bill Cosby's son on "The Cosby Show," will play Dr. John Prentice in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in the Huntington's season opener September 5 - October 5, 2014 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (more...)

Huntington Extends SMART PEOPLE Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Due to extraordinary demand for the final production of its 2013-2014 Season, Huntington Theatre Company announces a second one-week extension to the run of Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People. It will now run thru Sunday, July 6, 2014 (full calendar below). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Huntington's SMART PEOPLE, Now Playing Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company concludes its 2013-2014 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (The Power of Duff) helms the newest play from the author of the Huntington's 2010 hit production of Stick Fly. Performances of Smart People began at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA on May 23. Due to popular demand, the run has been extended to Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Josh Radnor, TR Knight, Robert Morse, Leslie Bibb and More Join Powerhouse's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are thrilled to reveal the first round of casting for the upcoming Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Trip Cullman and More to Direct Powerhouse Readings This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating thirty years of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, have announced the Play Readings Festival lineups that will bookend their upcoming 30th Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 - July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). (more...)

Boston's Ashley Herbert Wins 2014 National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Ashley Herbert, a junior at Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, was named champion of the National Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition Monday night at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

Huntington's Spotlight Spectacular Raises Over $980,000
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Spectacular Broadway entertainment and more than 400 guests celebrated Wimberly Award recipients Huntington Trustee John D. Spooner and Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman (The Jungle Book and Candide) while raising more than $980,000 (with additional gifts still coming in) to support the Huntington's renowned education and community programs at the Huntington Theatre Company's Spotlight Spectacular last Monday, April 28. 'Transforming lives,' said Managing Director Michael Maso. 'That's why we are here - to ensure another year of access to the Huntington's programs for thousands of young people.' The total raised also includes proceeds from an online auction that closed Friday evening, May 2. (more...)

Huntington Mourns the Passing of Former Artistic Director Nicholas Martin
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company leadership, staff, Board of Trustees, and Council of Overseers were saddened to learn that former Artistic Director Nicholas Martin died last night, April 30, at age 75 in New York after battling a long illness. (more...)

Huntington to Close 2013-14 Season with Lydia R. Diamond's SMART PEOPLE, Begin. 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company concludes its 2013-2014 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (The Power of Duff) helms the newest play from the author of the Huntington's 2010 hit production of Stick Fly. Performances of Smart People begin at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA on May 23. Due to popular demand, the run has been extended to Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Adds SWITZERLAND, THE NIGHT ALIVE and Two More Shows to Its 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse has announced four plays for the eight-play 2014-2015 season, including the Co-World Premiere, with the Sydney Theatre Company, of the Geffen commissioned, Switzerland, written by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species); the West Coast Premieres of The Night Alive, written by Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner and Tony nominee Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) and directed by Geffen Artistic Director Randall Arney; and The Power of Duff, written by Stephen Belber and directed by Peter DuBois (Rapture, Blister, Burn); and The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, written by Scott Carter. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

We can't wait to say 'Hello' to the stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON -- live online! Nic Rouleau (Elder Price) and Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham) will participate in a Twitter chat tonight, April 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Find THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter @BookofMormon. The chat will be marked by the hashtag #BOMCHAT. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat, April 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

We can't wait to say 'Hello' to the stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON -- live online! Nic Rouleau (Elder Price) and Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham) will participate in a Twitter chat on Friday, April 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Find THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter @BookofMormon. The chat will be marked by the hashtag #BOMCHAT. (more...)

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