Rachel Sheinkin News

PTC to Present Kenneth Jones's ALABAMA STORY Premiere as Part of 2014-15 Season, Jan 9-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City's major resident Equity theatre, will present the world premiere of Kenneth Jones' dramaAlabama Story January 9-24, 2015, as part of its eight-title 2014-15 season. PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg will direct. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Drury Lane's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stage Tube - Jul 02, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'SPELLING BEE' Celebrates Opening at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno(Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) directs. The show recently celebrated its opening, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivites below! (more...)

Mark H. Dold to Star in Barrington Stage's BREAKING THE CODE, 7/17-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore's biographical drama of Alan Turing, starring BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold. Directed by Joe Calarco, performances of Breaking the Code are from July 17 through August 2, with a press opening on Sunday, July 20 at 5pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's SPELLING BEE is E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-I-N-G, F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G
by Jacques Lamarre - Jun 23, 2014

Review. R-E-V-I-E-W. Review. That is correct. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now Through 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will continue its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, previewing June 19, opening Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m., and running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley and Paul Anthony Stewart Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented today, June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 6/19-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will continue its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, previewing June 19, opening Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m., and running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire Region
by Larry Murray - Jun 02, 2014

No rural area has as many summer stages as the Berkshires of Massachusetts whose offerings overflow its borders. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Marg Helgenberger Stars in Barrington Stage's THE OTHER PLACE, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, welcomes Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger in the Berkshire premiere of Sharr White's The Other Place, kicking off BSC's 20th Anniversary Season, from tonight, May 21 through June 14 on the St. Germain Stage, directed by BSC Associate Artist Christopher Innvar. (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart & More to Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE; Runs 6/11-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced casting for the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

THE FOREIGNER, 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and More Make Up Theatre UCF's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Theatre UCF, part of the UCF School of Performing Arts, introduces an Annual Arts Festival to its 2014-15 season, in addition to its regular schedule of plays and musicals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fraggled Productions' Charming 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Ellen Dostal - May 05, 2014

Fraggled Productions has put together a respectable production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Cupcake Theater in Hollywood with a delightfully oddball cast and the requisite fun audience participation. The Tony Award-winning musical, featuring music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, additional lyrics by Jay Reiss, and based on a concept by Rebecca Feldman, is a 90-minute comical look at the drama of an annual spelling bee competition with adults playing the roles of its middle school participants (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/2- THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stage Tube - May 02, 2014

Today in 2005, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 1136 performances. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The 2005 Broadway production, directed by James Lapine, was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book. The show has spawned various other productions in the U.S., including a national tour with performances in Canada, and Australian productions. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

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