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No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

No Rules Theatre Co. offers a cure to the winter blues with a witty modern day love story. In Love And Warcraft, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by NRTC Artistic Director Joshua Morgan, chronicles the hilarious happenings when the two worlds of online gaming and in person relationships collide on a college campus. Performances are January 7 to 25 in the The Ark at Signature Theatre, Arlington. Tickets are $25 to $38 and available at www.norulestheatre.org or through the box office at (703) 820-9771. (more...)

David Schwimmer Joins Ryan Murphy's 'AMERICAN CRIME STORY' on FXDavid Schwimmer Joins Ryan Murphy's 'AMERICAN CRIME STORY' on FX
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Award-winning actor and director David Schwimmer has signed on to star as Robert Kardashian in the FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. (more...)

PTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORYPTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones, January 9 - 24, 2015. The play was workshopped in Pioneer Theatre Company's new play reading series, Play-by-Play, last season. The play-a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference-coincides with the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for its holiday musical, Elf, for the week following Christmas. Expanded availability includes performances from December 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf is directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf runs eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through January 4, 2015. Elf has been playing to many sold-out houses since November 26. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. (more...)

THE CREDEAUX CANVAS to Play Seymour Centre in 2015THE CREDEAUX CANVAS to Play Seymour Centre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

AMBITION. SEX. LIES. ART. How far would you go to achieve your dreams? That is one of the burning questions at the heart of Keith Bunin's sexy and tantalising play The Credeaux Canvas* about relationships, obsession, desire and disillusionment. (more...)

Laura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLELaura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Good People, the next production in their 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season. The Tony-nominated play explores complex social questions about class, luck, and escaping our roots with electric energy and razor sharp humor. (more...)

Beautiful City Theatre to Present CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION in 2015Beautiful City Theatre to Present CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Beautiful City Theatre produces CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, the New York Revival and Montreal Premiere of the 2010 Obie Award-winning play, opening January 29, 2015 at Schapiro Studio in New York City (605 W 115th St, New York NY), and in Montreal on February 6, 2015 at Studio 303 (372 rue St-Catherine W. #303, Montreal QC). The show will run on consecutive weekends in both cities, from January 29 - February 1, 2015 in New York, and February 6 - 8, 2015 in Montreal. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of POCATELLOPhoto Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of POCATELLO
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opened last night, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Playwright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie AwardsPlaywright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced the judges for the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. Longtime OBIE Administration Committee chairman Michael Feingold will be joined by playwright Adam Bock, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin, director Lear deBessonet, scenic designer Mimi Lien, critic David Rooney, Village Voice critic Tom Sellar, and director Liesl Tommy, to form the OBIE Awards judging panel. (more...)

24/6: A Jewish Theater Company to Present A DYBBUK FOR TWO PEOPLE, 12/2824/6: A Jewish Theater Company to Present A DYBBUK FOR TWO PEOPLE, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

A Jewish Theater Company and New York's first one dedicated to Sabbath-observant artists, will present A DYBBUK FOR TWO PEOPLE, Bruce Myers's acclaimed two person adaptation of S. Ansky's classic Jewish play THE DYBBUK directed by 24/6's Co-Founding Artistic Director, Yoni Oppenheim. The production will play on December 28th at 3:00 pm, at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street New York, NY 10023. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.jccmanhattan.org/cat-content.aspx?catid=2856&progid=31569 or by calling the JCC at 646-505-5708. On the day of the show, tickets will be available at the door. (more...)

Photo Coverage: T.R. Knight & Cast of POCATELLO Take Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: T.R. Knight & Cast of POCATELLO Take Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opened last night, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Review Roundup: POCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: POCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 15, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opens tonight, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present MAPLE AND VINE, 1/29-2/22Los Altos Stage Company to Present MAPLE AND VINE, 1/29-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Los Altos Stage Company proudly presents the third play of our 2014/2015 Season, a dark comedy by playwright Jordan Harrison that explores our absurd adoration of yesteryear and the lengths we will go to escape our present-day realities. Maple & Vine opens January 29 and runs through February 22 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

REBORNING Begins Next Month at the Fountain TheatreREBORNING Begins Next Month at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Launching the Fountain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp - and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls - in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. How far would you go to create a family? A darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing, Reborning opens at the Fountain Theatre on Jan. 24. (more...)

World Premiere of Maggie Bofill's WINNERS Opens Next Month at Ensemble Studio TheatreWorld Premiere of Maggie Bofill's WINNERS Opens Next Month at Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Ensemble Studio Theatre kicks off the New Year with the world premiere of Maggie Bofill's Winners, a wild roller coaster ride for a modern family reeling from the Great Recession, presented in partnership with The Radio Drama Network. Winners begins previews Wednesday, January 14, at 7:00pm at Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, for an opening Thursday, January 22, at 7:00pm. Winners is directed by Pamela Berlin and features Curran Connor, David Gelles, Arielle Goldman, Stephanie Hsu, Polly Lee, Florencia Lozano, Scott Sowers and Grant Shaud. (more...)

Annie Purcell, Jeremy Lawrence & More to Star in Mint Theater's FASHIONS FOR MENAnnie Purcell, Jeremy Lawrence & More to Star in Mint Theater's FASHIONS FOR MEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Mint Theater today announced the cast for their next production, Fashions For Men by Ferenc Molnar: Mark Bedard, Joe Delafield, Jeremy Lawrence, Rachel Napoleon, Annie Purcell, Kurt Rhoads, Michael Schantz, Maren Searle, John Seidman, Jill Tanner, John Tufts, and Gabra Zackman. Performances begin February 3rd and continue through March 29th. Opening Night is set for Sunday March 1st (7pm) at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Samuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE Set for Rep StageSamuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE Set for Rep Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 22nd season with Samuel D. Hunter's 'The Whale', directed by Helen Hayes award winner and Rep Stage veteran Kasi Campbell. Since the death of his partner, a morbidly obese man confines himself to his small apartment on the outskirts of Mormon Country, eating himself into oblivion. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/14 - POCATELLO, MR. MAGOO, NOT THE MESSIAH and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/14 - POCATELLO, MR. MAGOO, NOT THE MESSIAH and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 15, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: POCATELLO opens off-Broadway, MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS and 26 PEBBLES benefit good causes, and NOT THE MESSIAH begins tonight at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

POCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsPOCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opens tonight, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Lesser America's WYOMING Begins Jan 15Lesser America's WYOMING Begins Jan 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Lesser America is thrilled to announce the upcoming production of Wyoming by Brian Watkins. In 2013, we produced Brian's short piece, 'Study That House' as part of Just Right Just Now. We're elated to have him back, with a biting, brilliant family drama about buried memories of a confounding childhood crime. The play will also feature all three founding Lesser Americans, together on stage for the first time in years. (more...)

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