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Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter continues Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on March 23 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Porter will be joined in conversation by theatre historian and author John Kenrick. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing personal journeys of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both art and life. The series, which launched February 16 with a sold out house for Bill Irwin, concludes with Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee, directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting, from March 25 through April 19. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Welcomes New Board President Elliot SchwartzPhiladelphia Theatre Company Welcomes New Board President Elliot Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company, celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, is pleased to announce that Elliot Schwartz has been elected President joining E. Gerald Riesenbach who remains Chair of the Board of Directors. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni RoseJohn Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni Rose
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

John Patrick Shanley and Nylon Fusion Theatre Company will host a gala celebration honoring Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning, Tony Award-nominated director, actor, playwright, and instructor Austin Pendleton along with Obie Award and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 3/19-5/3Lantern Theater Company to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 3/19-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

The battle of the sexes becomes a sensual tango in Lantern Theater Company's production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, running March 19-May 3. Directed by Charles McMahon, the production features David Bardeen, K.O. DelMarcelle, Nathan Foley, J Hernandez, Dave Johnson, Joanna Liao, Ahren Potratz, Matt Tallman, and Bradley K. Wrenn. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre explores what it means to be an American with its production of Ragtime on March 17-April 12. The Tony Award-winning musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens is directed by Keith Baker and features Leslie Becker, Derrick Cobey, David Edwards, Tamar Greene, Michael Thomas Holmes, Matt Leisy and Ciji Prosser. Supporting roles will be played by Ciaran Barlow as Edgar, Will Connell as Houdini, Jim Conte as Grandfather, Stephen Dagrosa as Willie Conklin, Sarah J. Gafgen as Emma Goldman, and Chelsey Jean as Evelyn Nesbitt. The ensemble includes Rajeer Alford, Amy L. Armstrong, Charles Michael Bendas, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Jessica Gruver, Brian Michael Henry, Adam Hoyak, Angelica Jackson, Jessica M. Johnson, Walter E. Tucker, Dwayne Washington, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor and clown Bill Irwin opens Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on February 16 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Irwin will be joined in his conversation by arts consultant and former Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing Howard Sherman. (more...)

CRT to Stage New Adaptation of LYSISTRATA, 2/26-3/8CRT to Stage New Adaptation of LYSISTRATA, 2/26-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes in the Nafe Katter Theatre on the UConn-Storrs campus from February 26th through March 8th. See how one woman's crusade to end the Peloponnesian War leads to wild laughter, bawdy puns, and both genders begging to make love, not war. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

Theatre Exile to Present Philadelphia Premiere of THE WHALE, 2/5-3/1Theatre Exile to Present Philadelphia Premiere of THE WHALE, 2/5-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Following a sold-out and critically acclaimed start to their 18th season, Theatre Exile returns to present the Philadelphia premiere of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter from February 5 to March 1, 2015 at Theatre Exile's Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street (13th and Reed Street) (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opens This WeekWalnut Street Theatre's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 continues its season with David Mamet's comedy A Life in the Theatre. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the fifth national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. A Life in the Theatre begins in Philadelphia with previews on January 13th, opens January 15th and runs through February 1st in the intimate Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

South Jersey Native Jeff Coon to Star in Eagle Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CANSouth Jersey Native Jeff Coon to Star in Eagle Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

South Jersey native Jeff Coon returns home to star as FBI Agent Carl Hanratty in the Eagle Theatre's upcoming Professional Regional Area Premiere of Catch Me If You Can, opening January 23. Mr. Coon is a Barrymore Award Winning actor and has appeared at The Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre and Philadelphia Theatre Company. He is also the Co-creator/Producer of 'The Summer Club,' a night club show featuring standards and a 17-piece Big Band. (more...)

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars NovaHAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) is an innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept and the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with an opening night set for tonight, January 12, 2015 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Open Spring 2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEGulfshore Playhouse to Open Spring 2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

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Arden Theatre Company's 27th Season to Continue With UNDER THE SKIN, 1/15-3/15Arden Theatre Company's 27th Season to Continue With UNDER THE SKIN, 1/15-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Arden Theatre Company continues its 27th season of great stories with Under the Skin, a world premiere by local playwright Michael Hollinger. Terrence J. Nolen directs. Under the Skin runs from January 15, 2015 - March 15, 2015, on the Arden's Arcadia Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tonight, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, January 30 (8 p.m.); Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 1 (7 p.m.). Porter will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed album, "Billy's Back on Broadway," as well some of his other favorites! (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tomorrow night Thursday, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

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