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NUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown CenterNUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Nutcracker: Part I, The Workshop: An immersive, dance-theatre reimagining of the classic ballet, performed in the cavernous Knockdown Center, depicts the life-story of a woman (and dancer) named Clara. (more...)

The Kitchen to Premiere New Tina Satter WorkThe Kitchen to Premiere New Tina Satter Work
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Award-winning writer and director Tina Satter, along with her company Half Straddle, re-imagine and re-invigorate cult pop and literary tropes in an effort to trouble and question language and identity. As company member Jess Barbagallo has written, 'Characters in Tina's plays are often on the precipice of a subversive self-discovery, and articulate a sad but liberating and intrinsically queer value: that the self is perhaps never to be discovered, but always to be made.' In Satter's meticulous landscapes, both actors and characters playfully embrace fluidity, feminine agency and subversion. Critics have marveled at Satter's theatricality. Ben Brantley in The New York Times called her work, 'enchanting,' and, 'so very refreshing' while Helen Shaw in Time Out New York declared, 'Satter's Half Straddle company is launching a particularly coordinated goal-line drive to a new feminist form.' (more...)

In Performance Video: Quincy Tyler Bernstine Performs from Playwrights Horizons' GRAND CONCOURSEIn Performance Video: Quincy Tyler Bernstine Performs from Playwrights Horizons' GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video, actress Quincy Tyler Bernstine of Heidi Schreck 's new play GRAND CONCOURSE, now playing through November 30th at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in Virginia Rep's MAMEPhoto Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in Virginia Rep's MAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre presents the award-winning musical, Mame, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street, running through January 11, 2014. Mame is based on the novel, Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis with a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and unforgettable music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The show originally opened on Broadway in 1966 and starred Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Arthur. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents William Shakespeare's THE TEMPESTThe Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) continues its 2014-2015 mainstage season with one of William Shakespeare's late masterpieces,The Tempest. STC Affiliated Artist Ethan McSweeny, following his imaginative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream two seasons ago, applies his flair for visual panache to The Tempest, in which sprites, goddesses and fools hold court. The Tempest will play at the Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from December 2, 2014-January 11, 2015. (more...)

ATC to Present THE ROYALE by ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Marco Ramirez in 2015ATC to Present THE ROYALE by ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Marco Ramirez in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

American Theater Company (ATC) continues its 30th Anniversary Season with the premiere of a revised version of The Royale by Orange is the New Black and Sons of Anarchy writer Marco Ramirez, directed by ATC Ensemble Member Jaime Castaņeda, January 30 to March 8, 2015. Single tickets for The Royale range from $38-$48 and are now on sale at the ATC box office at ?773-409-4125 or www.atcweb.org. (more...)

David Burtka, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below this WeekDavid Burtka, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for November 24-30 Featuring David Burtka, Allison Case, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for November 24-30 Featuring David Burtka, Allison Case, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Nov 21, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Allison Case and Andrew Kober: This is 30, Doreen Montalvo, Burtka, David, Sondheim Unplugged, and 54 Loves Billy Joel: He's Got a Way. (more...)

Partial Comfort to Present All-Female WELCOME MAT, 12/5-6Partial Comfort to Present All-Female WELCOME MAT, 12/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Partial Comfort Productions (Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee A Bright New Boise) kicks off its 12th season with THE WELCOME MAT READING SERIES, a collection of bold and groundbreaking new plays by four of the country's fastest-rising female playwrights. (more...)

Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Receive 2014 Fred Ebb AwardChris Miller and Nathan Tysen Receive 2014 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

According to The New York Times, songwriting team Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen are the recipients of the 2014 Fred Ebb Award for musical theater writing. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label to Release BD Wong's HERRINGBONE, 12/2Yellow Sound Label to Release BD Wong's HERRINGBONE, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release HERRINGBONE, the two-disc solo CD debut by Tony Award-winner BD WONG. The unique concert album marks the recording premiere of the marvelously spooky one-man Off-Broadway musical, which features book by Tom Cone, music by Skip Kennon and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh (based on the play by Tom Cone), with Wong playing twelve characters. It was recorded live at a special event at Dixon Place in New York City. The album - produced by Scott Lehrer with Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominee Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers) serving as executive producer and Dan Lipton as musical director and associate producer - will be available online and in stores December 2. Pre-order the album at Amazon.com. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/21/14 - POCATELLO Begins, PATTI ISSUES Returns, CHICAGO Celebrates, Mike Nichols Remembered and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/21/14 - POCATELLO Begins, PATTI ISSUES Returns, CHICAGO Celebrates, Mike Nichols Remembered and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: POCATELLO begins off-Broadway, PATTI ISSUES returns to NYC, plus CHICAGO hits a milestone and 'A PARTICLE OF DREAD' opens on Sunday! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth MossTickets on Sale Today for Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Producers have announced that tickets to the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will go on sale at 10:00 am today, November 21, 2014. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham and More to Join The Civilians' A PRETTY FILTHY EVENING at 54 Below Next MonthBryce Pinkham and More to Join The Civilians' A PRETTY FILTHY EVENING at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is proud to have THE CIVILIANS present A Pretty Filthy Evening on Dec. 2, 2014. (more...)

Tickets to Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss On Sale TomorrowTickets to Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Producers have announced that tickets to the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will go on sale at 10:00 am on November 21, 2014. Tickets will be available at Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or by visiting the box office of the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The box office will be open through January 4, 2015, and will reopen on January 26, 2015. (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...)

Forward Flux to Present Reading of New Play STILL LIFE at Next Flux Salon, 12/9Forward Flux to Present Reading of New Play STILL LIFE at Next Flux Salon, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Forward Flux Productions will present the North West Regional premiere reading of Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich's beautiful new play Still Life at the next Flux Salon gathering in Seattle. In addition to the reading, there will be a musical performance by beat-box artist Zeke Keeble. The Flux Salon presents new works by fresh voices in intimate spaces throughout the city, and this marks the second in a series of three Salons featuring plays by female playwrights. The Salon is December 9th at 7:00pm by invitation only (email salon@forwardflux.com for invite). (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is thrilled to announce casting for the second production of its 2014/15 season, the world premiere of This Is Modern Art (based on true events) by acclaimed playwright Idris Goodwin and "Louder Than A Bomb" founder Kevin Coval. Directed by Lisa Portes, the cast of professional actors features Brittani Arlandis Green, Jerry MacKinnon, J. Salome Martinez Jr., Kelly O'Sullivan, Jessie D. Prez and Chris Rickett. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This WinterTHE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters and Strangemen & Co., in association with Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman, present the return engagement of The Woodsman to 59E59 Theaters, Theater B (59 East 59 Street between Park and Madison Avenues). Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, with associate direction by Devin Dunne Cannon. The Woodsman begins performances Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and opens Sunday, January 18, 2015. The Woodsman will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. The exclusive 59E59 Member presale begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 and tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday, December 5, 2014. (more...)

Jean Brassard, James Henry Doan & More to Star in Pan Asian Rep's FILM CHINOISJean Brassard, James Henry Doan & More to Star in Pan Asian Rep's FILM CHINOIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, now in its 38th Season, has announced the cast for the East Coast premiere of FILM CHINOIS, an atmospheric noir mystery set in 1940s China written by Singaporean playwright Damon Chua and directed by Kaipo Schwab. The production will begin previews on January 17, 2015 and run until February 8, 2015 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer). The official opening is on Thursday, January 22 at 7:30PM. (more...)

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