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Keen to Continue 'Conversations' Series with Gun Violence Talk TonightKeen to Continue 'Conversations' Series with Gun Violence Talk Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Tonight, Thursday, March 23rd, Keen Company will present KEEN CONVERSATIONS, following the evening performance. This week's KEEN CONVERSATION is How Gun Violence Affects the Loved Ones of Victims and Survivors. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC TheaterONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

'MINOR CHARACTER', FAR AWAY and THE MUSIC MAN Highlight Sharon Playhouse's Director-Driven 2017 Season'MINOR CHARACTER', FAR AWAY and THE MUSIC MAN Highlight Sharon Playhouse's Director-Driven 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN. (more...)

Latino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATCLatino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Honor! Madness! Blood! Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of an edgy, intense and darkly comic new play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost Girls) in a Latino Theater Company production presented in association with The Temblors, a unique new collective of seven Los Angeles-based playwrights. Rules of Seconds opens March 23 at The Los Angeles Theater Center, with low-priced previews beginning March 16.  (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELDRivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEXWriters Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Trinity Rep presents the Uproarious Comedy FAITHFUL CHEATERSTrinity Rep presents the Uproarious Comedy FAITHFUL CHEATERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Trinity Rep continues its 53rd season with the world premiere comedy, Faithful Cheaters by Deborah Salem Smith,directed by Melia Bensussen. Faithful Cheaters runs April 20 - May 21, 2017. Tickets are on sale now by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at DiversionaryCast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents BARBECUE's Cast and Crew, 4/7-5/7Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents BARBECUE's Cast and Crew, 4/7-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

In Barbecue, the O'Mallery family gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister.  They are the kind of family that comes to an intervention armed with a Taser, even though their own downward spirals rival hers. (more...)

About Face Theatre Announces Casting For BRIGHT HALF LIFE, 5/26-7/1About Face Theatre Announces Casting For BRIGHT HALF LIFE, 5/26-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for the final production of its 2016-17 Season, the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield's contemporary love story BRIGHT HALF LIFE, directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric StageCast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for Jennifer Jasper's PRESSING MATTERS Off-BroadwayCast Announced for Jennifer Jasper's PRESSING MATTERS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Mary J. Davis / MBL Productions will present the World Premiere of Pressing Matters by Jennifer Jasper, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Pressing Matters will begin performances on Saturday, April 15 and celebrate its opening night on Thursday, April 20 running through May 20, 2017 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across USPhoto Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2017. (more...)

Main Street Theater presents the Regional Premiere of GRAND CONCOURSEMain Street Theater presents the Regional Premiere of GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Main Street Theater (MST) continues its 2016 - 2017 MainStage season with the regional premiere of Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck.  The production opens April 1 and runs through April 30 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd.  Performances are on Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.  Tickets are $36 - $45, depending on date and section, and are on sale via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at MainStreetTheater.com.  (more...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of WHEN YOU ARE A PERSON ReleasedOriginal Off-Broadway Cast Recording of WHEN YOU ARE A PERSON Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The original Off-Broadway cast recording of "When You Are A Person" has been released and is now available worldwide. The song is from the world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, presented by The Amoralists in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

ASC Announces New Commission and Focus of New Play Creation ProcessASC Announces New Commission and Focus of New Play Creation Process
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces a commissioned play by Lucas Baisch to premiere during its 2017-2018 season, part of the company's drive to formalize its new play creation process and align its mission to Settlement objectives. ASC creates and tells heroic stories about young people in order to engage the community and inspire everyone to be a hero in their own lives. Northwestern Settlement nurtures, educates, and inspires community in order to disrupt generational poverty in West Town and Chicago. (more...)

Gender-Reversed Presidential Debates to Hit the Stage in HER OPPONENT Off-BroadwayGender-Reversed Presidential Debates to Hit the Stage in HER OPPONENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Prismal Productions has announced that HER OPPONENT, a dynamic new event that re-stages verbatim excerpts from three of 2016's deeply contentious presidential debates (replicating the actual text, gestures, and movements of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with gender-reversed casting) is headed Off Broadway, for an open ended run in the Jerry Orbach Theatre at The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, in Times Square. (more...)

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