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E. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY IIE. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's classic drama King Hedley II. Set in the 1980s Hill District of Pittsburgh, the ninth installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Wilson's acclaimed play cycle examining Black America follows a scarred ex-convict who struggles to turn his life around and lock away his past. The drama is directed by Timothy Douglas, who worked with the late playwright on the world premiere of Radio Golf and has directed eight plays out of Wilson's 10-play cycle. King Hedley II runs February 6-March 8, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Dallas Theater Center heads back to the Kalita Humphreys Theater with The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias. Meredith McDonough, who previously worked on the new hit musical Fly By Night, returns to make her DTC directorial debut in this comedy about books and the people who love them. The Book Club Play begins previews on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

Jonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next MonthJonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

More Between Heaven and Earth, Salon/Sanctuary's original site-specific music theater piece, directed and with a script by Erica Gould based on the letters of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway, returns to Fraunces Tavern on January 18th. Fraunces Tavern, built in 1719, sets the stage for the production, which features music prepared from the original 18th century manuscripts, researched by Jessica Gould. (more...)

Harpsichordist Andrew Appel Joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew TonightHarpsichordist Andrew Appel Joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Step into the dusk of the Ancien Regime, as icons tumble, gossips rumble, and musicians hurl their slings. Arrows fly between the fans of French harmony and Italian melody in this site-specific music-theater piece based on the Philosophe's play of opposites. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's New Play THE LAKE EFFECT Comes to Silicon Valley This SpringRajiv Joseph's New Play THE LAKE EFFECT Comes to Silicon Valley This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents The Lake Effect, written by Rajiv Joseph and running March 4-29, 2015 at the Lucie Stern Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens at the Unicorn TheatreBWW Review: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens at the Unicorn Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Dec 9, 2014

Thought provoking, dramatic, depressing, with a dash of humor describes the current production of the Unicorn Theatre on their Levin Stage. Ian R. Crawford directs Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, written by Rajiv Joseph. The complex plot and vivid images are a co-production of the University of Missouri at Kansas City Theatre Department. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre CommunityBWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre Community
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2014

The new independent film TAKE CARE stars Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski. Since 1998, Sadoski has been one of the most reliable performers in the New York theatre community, being seen in world premieres by Lucy Thurber, Rajiv Joseph, Neil LaBute, and and Jon Robin Baitz, amongst many others. He earned a Tony-nom for REASONS TO BE PRETTY, and Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for the original Off-Broadway production of OTHER DESERT CITIES. (more...)

Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Step into the dusk of the Ancien Regime, as icons tumble, gossips rumble, and musicians hurl their slings. Arrows fly between the fans of French harmony and Italian melody in this site-specific music-theater piece based on the Philosophe's play of opposites. (more...)

Stephen Adly Guirgis Honored Tonight at the 2014 'Mimi' AwardsStephen Adly Guirgis Honored Tonight at the 2014 'Mimi' Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Theatre luminaries will gather tonight, November 17, 2014, to to honor acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis as he receives the 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting his work will be presented at the 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

INTAR's 3rd Annual One-Minute Play Festival to Include Works by Jose Rivera, Kristoffer Diaz & MoreINTAR's 3rd Annual One-Minute Play Festival to Include Works by Jose Rivera, Kristoffer Diaz & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and INTAR continue their acclaimed partnership with The 3rd Annual One-Minute Play Festival, with part of the proceeds to benefit UNIT 52, INTAR's training program for emerging artists. (more...)

Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust to Celebrate Work of Stephen Adly Guirgis at Seventh Annual 'MIMI' AWARDSHarold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust to Celebrate Work of Stephen Adly Guirgis at Seventh Annual 'MIMI' AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 17, 2014, to to honor acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis as he receives the 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting his work will be presented at the 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

The Flea Premieres I SEE YOU Tonight Off-BroadwayThe Flea Premieres I SEE YOU Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin tonight, November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Clare Barron Receives Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel AwardClare Barron Receives Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Vineyard Theatre today announced that Clare Barron has been awarded the 2014 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, presented annually to an emerging playwright of exceptional promise. (more...)

2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual SF One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), December 15th and 16th, 2014 - an evening of more than 80 brand new one minute plays by 53 Bay Area playwrights -- a highly vaunted group, all written within the past month specifically for the event. (more...)

Photo: Zelda Williams Honors Father Robin with New TattooPhoto: Zelda Williams Honors Father Robin with New Tattoo
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Just two months after the tragic death of legendary comedian Robin Williams, his daughter Zelda Williams turned to Instagram to reveal her new tattoo in memory of her late father. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-BroadwayThe Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

New York Stage and Film has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez. (more...)

WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER Returns to Ensemble Studio Theatre TonightWHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER Returns to Ensemble Studio Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Cori Thomas's critically acclaimed raw, edgy and funny play about the many flavors of desire, When January Feels Like Summer, directed by Daniella Topol, returns tonight, October 1 for a month-long run presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Women's Project Theater at Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Entertainment Industry Celebrates Life of Robin Williams in San FransiscoEntertainment Industry Celebrates Life of Robin Williams in San Fransisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, hundreds of entertainment industry members gathered in Curran Theatre (San Diego, CA) for a private memorial celebrating the life of the late Robin Williams. (more...)

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