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BWW Exclusive: The Scarce History of Tony-Nominated Female Writers by the NumbersBWW Exclusive: The Scarce History of Tony-Nominated Female Writers by the Numbers
by Daniella Parcell - Jun 10, 2017

This year's Tony Award nominations feature a rarity: a Best Play category comprised of as many women as men. Surrounding Paul Vogel's INDECENT and Lynn Nottage's SWEAT, however, is a profusion of male-written work; of the Best Musical nominees, only one so much as includes a woman on its writing team (Irene Sankoff, COME FROM AWAY). (more...)

TheatreWorks New Works Festival Opens 8/11-20TheatreWorks New Works Festival Opens 8/11-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lovers of new theatre from all over the country will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow's hits in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2017 New Works Festival. This unique festival offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, give feedback, and participate in a panel discussion with the artists. Playwrights are able to rewrite entire scenes of their plays between performances, allowing the audience to help shape a brand new piece of theatre. (more...)

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater UptownSOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater Uptown
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Second Stage Theater's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) production of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER has been extended by one week and will now play through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 SeasonMara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of DirectorsDisney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

Hart House Theatre Announces its 2017/2018 SeasonHart House Theatre Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Hart House Theatre, the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919, is proud to announce its 2017/2018 season. This season's line-up is a diverse mix of classical and contemporary work as Hart House Theatre continues its tradition of producing affordable, accessible, high-quality productions for downtown Toronto audiences. The season features a hit rock musical with a cult following, a popular musical that shows us that winning isn't everything, an American classic that warns of the perils of fear mongering, and Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy. (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Star in Barrington Stage Company's COMPANY; Initial Season Casting AnnouncedAaron Tveit to Star in Barrington Stage Company's COMPANY; Initial Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, is proud to announce initial casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Julia Murney to Star in GYPSY at Cape Playhouse; Additional Star Casting AnnouncedJulia Murney to Star in GYPSY at Cape Playhouse; Additional Star Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

The Great White Way comes to The Cape Playhouse this summer as TONY award winners and stars from Wicked, Mamma Mia, Veep, Les Miserables and Modern Family take the stage in a season of Tony, Olivier, and Drama Desk Award-winning shows. (more...)

Murney, Scatliffe, Mayes, Bowman, and More Come to Cape PlayhouseMurney, Scatliffe, Mayes, Bowman, and More Come to Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

The Great White Way comes to The Cape Playhouse this summer as TONY award winners and stars from Wicked, Mamma Mia, Veep, Les Miserables and Modern Family take the stage in a season of Tony, Olivier, and Drama Desk Award-winning shows. (more...)

Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Casting for 'Siren's Den: A New Rock Musical' is complete!  The cast stars *Lindsey Lake (Rent Tour) as rockstar, Skylar Cole, Andrea Leach (Beauty and the Beast Int'l Tour) as Jessie, *Chris Gleim (Jesus Christ Superstar Tour) as Logan, *Adam R. Kaster (The Golden Bride) as Garrett, and *Alan Gillespie (Miss Saigon Tour) as Bar Manager/Kurtis Katz.  The show's creator, Rori Nogee (Showgirls, the Musical!) will play Remy Morgan.  The Vultures will be played by Lauren Chastain, Jonte Culpepper (Bayside, the Musical!), Musa Hitomi, Frankie Shin, Erin Ullman and Corbin Williams (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas). (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second StageChisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/09/2017Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Houston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/02/2017Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Houston (more...)

Photo Flash: Iconotheatrix' Production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Brings Fun and Laughs to the StagePhoto Flash: Iconotheatrix' Production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Brings Fun and Laughs to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Iconotheatrix presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee April 6-15, 2017 at The MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston). An eclectic group of mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming 'ding' of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced, crowd-pleasing, delightful den of comedic genius.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 3/26/2017Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Phoenix (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonBristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre moves into its third decade with a jam-packed season of three musicals, a heartwarming comedy and a contemporary drama.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 3/19/2017Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Phoenix (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/17 - NATIVE SON, SPELLING BEE, and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/17 - NATIVE SON, SPELLING BEE, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Brelby Wins THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEBWW Review: Brelby Wins THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Mar 12, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company's Shelby Maticic has directed her company in a breakneck paced, enticing production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. With a book by Rachel Sheinkin and music and lyrics by William Finn, it's a show that could be breathtakingly dreadful, but instead is wildly entertaining. (more...)

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