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La MaMa to Revive THE FLOATONES in Honor of its 20th AnniversaryLa MaMa to Revive THE FLOATONES in Honor of its 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010. (more...)

THE HOUSE OF YES to Run 5/9-6/14 at Zephyr TheatreTHE HOUSE OF YES to Run 5/9-6/14 at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Love, incest, mental illness and murder. Zephyr producing artistic director Lee Sankowich directs a 25th anniversary revival of the wickedly entertaining, exceedingly black comedy by Wendy MacLeod that became a cult classic indie film - and still lives up to its hype. The House of Yes opens May 9 at the Zephyr Theatre for a six-week run through June 14. (more...)

Ariel Stess' HEARTBREAK to Run 5/13-30 at Bushwick StarrAriel Stess' HEARTBREAK to Run 5/13-30 at Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Bushwick Starr and New Georges are thrilled to team up for the world premiere of HEARTBREAK, written and directed by Ariel Stess, a tale of love, loss, power, soccer, and growing up. (more...)

Dreamcatcher to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURNDreamcatcher to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is producing the New Jersey premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's "Rapture, Blister, Burn." This smart new comedy, a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist, recently played Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. "Rapture, Blister, Burn" plays April 16 through May 3, 2015, with talkbacks following the April 19 and April 26 matinees. (more...)

Playwright Sheila Callaghan to Bring FERAL DRIVES, FIERCE WOMEN to Sandbox@CTG, 4/14Playwright Sheila Callaghan to Bring FERAL DRIVES, FIERCE WOMEN to Sandbox@CTG, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Center Theatre Group welcomes playwright Sheila Callaghan, a recipient of CTG's Fadiman Award for Playwriting, and local feminist scholars Sue-Ellen Case (UCLA) and Dr. Tiffany Ana Lopez (UC Riverside) to the rehearsal room at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special one-night-only DouglasPlus event, Sandbox@CTG: "Feral Drives, Fierce Women" on Tuesday, April 14, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Today for Barrow Street Theatre's THE FLICKTickets Go On Sale Today for Barrow Street Theatre's THE FLICK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Tickets go on sale today (Monday, March 30) for playwright Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick. The production returns to Off-Broadway in May, directed once again by Sam Gold and featuring Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher, and Aaron Clifton Moten, reprising their acclaimed performances. Previews begin Tuesday, May 5 for a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, August 30. Opening night is Thursday, May 28 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, corner of Seventh Avenue). (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, 4/19-6/21Road Theatre Company to Present THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, 4/19-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the fifth show of its 2014-2015 season, the Los Angeles Premiere of THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, written by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Andre Barron. THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE will preview on Sunday, April 19 at 7pm; Tuesday, April 21 & Wednesday, April 22 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, April 23 at 8pm and run through Sunday, June 21st at the Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOGThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble, directed by Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (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...)

Cast Announced for Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at Gate TheatreCast Announced for Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the European premiere of Danai Gurira's Eclipsed. Caroline Byrne directs Faith Alabi (Maima), Michelle Asante (Helena), Joan Iyiola (Bessie), T'Nia Miller (Rita) and Letitia Wright (Girl) in the second and final production of Gate Theatre's Freedom Burning season.The production opens on the 27 April, with previews from the 23 April and runs until the 16 May. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Selects 14 Projects for 2015 'GROUND FLOOR' Summer LabBerkeley Rep Selects 14 Projects for 2015 'GROUND FLOOR' Summer Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 14 projects for its fourth Summer Residency Lab featuring works from more than 20 talented artists. (more...)

Kyle Beltran, Jennifer Kim & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's GLORIAKyle Beltran, Jennifer Kim & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's GLORIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) announces casting, preview and opening dates for the world-premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA, with previews starting Thursday, May 28, prior to opening Monday, June 15. (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Stage Pair of L.A. Premieres in Rep, 4/25-5/31Echo Theater Company to Stage Pair of L.A. Premieres in Rep, 4/25-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly, continues its 2015 season with two Los Angeles premieres scheduled to run in repertory. Row After Row by Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project) opens on April 25 at 5 p.m., with A Small Fire by Obie Award-winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City, The Receptionist) opening that same evening at 8 p.m. The two plays will continue to run in tandem every weekend through May 31 at the Echo's home in Atwater Village Theatre. For a complete schedule of performances, scroll to the end of this release or check online at www.EchoTheaterCompany.com. (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterTracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of BUZZER tonight, March 24. Written by Tracey Scott Wilson, BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for The Hub Theatre's THE TYPOGRAPHER'S DREAMCast, Creative Team Set for The Hub Theatre's THE TYPOGRAPHER'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Casting has been announced for The Hub Theatre's Spring production of THE TYPOGRAPHER'S DREAM, by Obie-Award winning playwright Adam Bock. Three professionals, a typographer (KATIE NIGSCH), geographer (JENNA SOKOLOWSKI), and stenographer (DANIEL COREY) strive to explain their work in this humorous examination of art and occupation, boundaries, and self truth. (more...)

OLD FLAME to Place TNC, 4/24-5/17OLD FLAME to Place TNC, 4/24-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

An old love can be an irresistible force, especially for people in their autumn years. Is marriage an immoveable object? 'Old Flame,' a new play by Richard Ploetz, weighs the force of an old romance against the strength of a 50-year marriage, examining our vulnerability to rediscovered passion, no matter what our age. Theater for the New City will present the piece April 24 to May 17, directed by James Glossman. (more...)

Daniel Breaker Goes DOWN AND OUT to Joe's Pub TonightDaniel Breaker Goes DOWN AND OUT to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Tony nominee Daniel Breaker returns to Joe's Pub tonight, March 23rd with an electrifying mix of songs from standards to blues to funk. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Kick Off Contemporary American Voices Festival Next MonthLong Wharf Theatre to Kick Off Contemporary American Voices Festival Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre's inaugural Contemporary American Voices Festival, a weekend of new play readings, will take place on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015. (more...)

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