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Hartford Stage's Maxwell Williams Appointed Artistic Director of Le Petit TheatreHartford Stage's Maxwell Williams Appointed Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Board of Governors of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre announced the hiring of Maxwell Williams, Associate Artistic Director of the highly regarded Hartford Stage in Connecticut, as the theatre's new Artistic Director. Williams has been a member of the Hartford Stage artistic team for several years, serving as Associate Artistic Director for the past three seasons. Hartford Stage seasons regularly include world premieres of plays and musicals by established and emerging writers, including the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful and the recent Broadway hit, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

Billy Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars NovaBilly Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

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) will premiere at Theater 511 at Ars Nova in the New Year. This innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept is the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with preview performances beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, with an opening night set for Monday, January 12, 2015. (more...)

Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra and More to Join Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling in CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRYAnthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra and More to Join Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling in CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The official opening is Thursday, January 29. The cast will also include Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West. A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY will be directed by Erica Schmidt. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Extends 'RED HOT PATRIOT' with Kathleen TurnerBerkeley Rep Extends 'RED HOT PATRIOT' with Kathleen Turner
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Audiences and critics agree, Tony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner's Berkeley Rep debut in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, is brilliant and powerful. (more...)

Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko kicks off 2015 with a bang with an exciting lineup of artists, including Tony Award winner Billy Porter; actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy; world-renowned artist Vonda Shepard; Broadway star Constantine Maroulis; and the dynamic cabaret duo Amy and Freddy. Additional artists will be added at a later date. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Will Play 9 Major US Cities During 2014-15 SeasonMURDER FOR TWO Will Play 9 Major US Cities During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The hit musical comedy Murder For Two will hit the road this fall, bringing its killer brand of humor to nine major cities across the US. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLSRattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Leah Gardiner, will extend one week through Saturday, December 20, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. (Pitbulls had originally been scheduled to close on December 13.) (more...)

The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, December 12 - 14, 2014. (more...)

SDC Reveals Executive Board Election ResultsSDC Reveals Executive Board Election Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

On November 17, at the Annual Membership Meeting in New York City, SDC announced the results of the 2014 Executive Board Elections. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Michael Learned to Lead Philadelphia Theatre Company's MOTHERS AND SONSMichael Learned to Lead Philadelphia Theatre Company's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company has announced that actress Michael Learned will be featured in the upcoming production of Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally and directed by Wendy C. Goldberg, running February 6-March 8. (more...)

SPINNING INTO LIGHT to Play B Street Theatre, 11/30-1/4SPINNING INTO LIGHT to Play B Street Theatre, 11/30-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident New Works Theatre, is pleased to present its 19th Mainstage world premiere for the holidays: Spinning Into Light, a musical. The production runs November 30, 2014 - January 4, 2015. (more...)

Cate Kinnunen, Jared Zirilli, Erin Leigh Peck and More Set for 'LMNOP' Reading TodayCate Kinnunen, Jared Zirilli, Erin Leigh Peck and More Set for 'LMNOP' Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Following a summer 2013 developmental production at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre, LMNOP, a new musical by Larson Award-winning writers Scott Burkell (book/lyrics) and Paul Loesel (music), receives a private reading today, November 10, 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 9Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 9
by - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

'LMNOP' Gets Private Reading Next Week; Set for Developmental Run at TUTS This Spring'LMNOP' Gets Private Reading Next Week; Set for Developmental Run at TUTS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Following a summer 2013 developmental production at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre, LMNOP, a new musical by Larson Award-winning writers Scott Burkell (book/lyrics) and Paul Loesel (music), receives a private reading on Monday, November 10, 2014. (more...)

Playwrights of New York & Bush Theatre Announce New PartnershipPlaywrights of New York & Bush Theatre Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Playwrights of New York (PoNY) and the Bush Theatre in London have announced a new partnership: in 2014-15, they will pilot the Playwrights of New York Residency at the Bush Theatre. 2013 PoNY Fellow Kimber Lee will be the first PoNY Resident at the Bush. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Extends BAD JEWS Thru 12/28Walnut Street Theatre Extends BAD JEWS Thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre's 2014-2015 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with BAD JEWS. This Philadelphia premiere began previews on October 7th and has extended its run to Dec. 28 in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SHOSTAKOVICH: NOTES FOR STALIN, 11/14-15The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SHOSTAKOVICH: NOTES FOR STALIN, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in the BSO premiere ofShostakovich: Notes for Stalin, a Symphonic Play by Playwright in Residence Didi Balle. This special Off the Cuff performance onFriday, November 14 at 8:15 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Saturday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall dramatizes Shostakovich's harrowing life during Stalin's murderous reign in 1930s Russia, and features actors Jered McLenigan, Richard Poe and Tony Tsendeas. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

BARRYMORE AWARD Winners Announced - MIDSUMMER, DOWN PAST PASSYUNK and More!BARRYMORE AWARD Winners Announced - MIDSUMMER, DOWN PAST PASSYUNK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

On October 27, 2014, the following nominees and award recipients were honored at the 2014 Barrymore Awards Ceremony at The Merriam Thater, produced by Theatre Philadelphia. (more...)

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