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Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, 6/6-28Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, 6/6-28
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Murder, musical mayhem and a madcap mystery will be on stage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the killer musical MURDER FOR TWO, running June 6-28 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  With book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and direction by Scott Schwartz, the hilarious whodunit features a two-man cast, with one actor investigating the crime and the other playing all the suspects -- and both playing the piano.  (more...)

PTC to Host 'A COMMUNITY OF SURVIVING' PanelPTC to Host 'A COMMUNITY OF SURVIVING' Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company hosts the special topics panel "A Community of Survival: Turning Tragedy to Advocacy and Hope" on Tuesday, May 12 in connection with PTC's production of brownsville song: b-side for tray by Kimber Lee, running now through May 31.  The panel, moderated by ACLU Executive Director Reggie Shuford, features Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFirePA; Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder and Executive Director of Mothers In Charge, Inc.; and Keith Bailey, Director of Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programs for Physicians for Social Responsibility.  The discussion follows the 6:30 PM performance of the play. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Kennedy and More in North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMALPhoto Flash: First Look at Lauren Kennedy and More in North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing professional Broadway musical revivals, presents Next to Normal, playing tonight, May 1 to May 10, 2015 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Emmy Winner Michael Learned to Star in ZACH Theatre's MOTHERS AND SONSEmmy Winner Michael Learned to Star in ZACH Theatre's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

ZACH Theatre announces that Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned, best known for playing the mother on The Waltons TV show, will join Martin Burke, Nicholas Rodriguez, and William May in the upcoming production of Mothers And Sons the touching new family drama by four-time Tony Award-winner and native Texan Terrence McNally. Mothers and Sons will play at ZACH's Topfer Theatre from May 27, 2015 - June 21, 2015 under the direction of ZACH's Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Close Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 5/15-6/7Palm Beach Dramaworks to Close Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 5/15-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks concludes its fifteenth anniversary season with Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a moving and surprisingly joyous look back at the too-short, turbulent life of the legendary Billie Holiday. Lady Day opens at  the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on May 15 and continues through June 7, with specially priced previews on May 13 and 14. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/11Anna Deavere Smith Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Actress, playwright, and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith concludes Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theater Masters series on Monday, May 11 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  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 their personal journey of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both their art and their lives. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDESNikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, begin rehearsals today for the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. (more...)

Russian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRussian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

B Street Presents 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Tales' by Mark TwainB Street Presents 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Tales' by Mark Twain
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

B Street Theatre's Family Series, California's only fully professional, resident theater for children, is pleased to present The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Tales by Mark Twain. The production features a collection of stories originally written by prolific American author and humorist Mark Twain. These classic tales have been transformed into an outrageously fun and fast- paced adaptation for the stage by Buck Busfield, Greg Alexander and David Pierini (more...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

DISGRACED, EXIT STRATEGY & More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2015-16 SeasonDISGRACED, EXIT STRATEGY & More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces its 2015-2016 season with five plays that showcase work by our nation's most exciting and provocative playwrights. The season features the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar; the East Coast premiere of Exit Strategy, a new play by rising (more...)

BWW Reviews: brownsville song in New HavenBWW Reviews: brownsville song in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Apr 6, 2015

Community violence affects everyone differently. (more...)

Charlie Pollock, Wesley Taylor, Lauren Molina, Patti Murin and More to Lead NERDS Labs in NYC Next Month; Broadway This Fall?Charlie Pollock, Wesley Taylor, Lauren Molina, Patti Murin and More to Lead NERDS Labs in NYC Next Month; Broadway This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Nerds is headed back to to New York City! (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Lauren Kennedy, Charlie Pollock & Mike Schwitter to Lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMALLauren Kennedy, Charlie Pollock & Mike Schwitter to Lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing professional Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast for its upcoming, Next to Normal, playing May 1 to May 10, 2015 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 40th Anniversary season with the hit of the Humana Festival brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee May 1-31. Co-produced with Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT, brownsville song (b-side for Tray) is directed by Eric Ting, and features a cast including Sung Yun Cho, Curtiss Cook, Jr., Catrina Ganey, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Kaatje Welsh. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 22Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 22
by - Mar 22, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award TonightStephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy recently announced the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. A reception will be held in their honor in New York City tonight, March 19, 2015. (more...)

Casting Agency Duncan Stewart and Company to Become Stewart/WhitleyCasting Agency Duncan Stewart and Company to Become Stewart/Whitley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Today, legit casting directors Duncan Stewart, C.S.A. and Benton Whitley, C.S.A. have announced the formation of Stewart/Whitley, a new casting firm borne out of the former auspices of Duncan Stewart and Company. (more...)

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