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THREE DAYS OF RAIN Set to Open in ChicagoTHREE DAYS OF RAIN Set to Open in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Perpetual drifter Walker Janeway reappears in New York for the reading of his father's will. He and his sister expect to inherit the famed Janeway House that their father Ned designed with his business partner, Theo. But when the house is left to Theo's son instead, the betrayal leads Walker to unearth a cryptic journal that he believes proves his father is a fraud. The truth of the past, however, is much different than any of them realize. Shifting from present to past, THREE DAYS OF RAIN examines the depth of family secrets and how one event can be seen from many points of view. (more...)

BWW Review: RTW's Surreal THE VIOLET HOUR Subtly Colors The FutureBWW Review: RTW's Surreal THE VIOLET HOUR Subtly Colors The Future
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 21, 2017

Violet--The color and time of day named in T.S. Eliot's 1922 epic poem The Waste Land. This color permeates Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) season ending production figuratively and literally in the Studio Theatre titled The Violet Hour. Directed by Artistic Director Suzan Fete, the comedy infused with a surrealist happening sets a scene in 1919, a few years after World War I and before the Great Depression. The story tantalizes audiences with the question that is prophecy, knowing the future, a gift or a curse? Richard Greenberg's 2003 Broadway play explores this dilemma and models the period's hope and optimism after "a war to end all wars," on characters referencing Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and chanteuse Josephine Baker. All celebrities who reached a zenith in their careers, and then ended their lives in some despair. When the audience sits in the theater watching from the 2017 perspective, what do they make of these questions, lives and future? (more...)

Summer Stages Maine:  A Sampling of Best PicksSummer Stages Maine: A Sampling of Best Picks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 20, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to make Maine your summer destination: the breathtaking coastline, beautiful beaches, pristine trails to hike, waterways to sail, and wildlife to observe. But Maine also has a long history of being home to respected summer theatres, and in recent seasons the wealth of performance offerings has not only increased in number, but also in quality. Maine can proudly say that it boasts some of the finest regional theatre companies in the country. Here are my editorial picks among the many possibilities for theatre-lovers. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tomorrow on BroadwayTHE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

A friendly reminder that Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

COST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre ClubCOST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

L ynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark). (more...)

FIELD GUIDE Premiere, 'FATHER COMES HOME' and More on Tap for Yale Rep's 2017-18 SeasonFIELD GUIDE Premiere, 'FATHER COMES HOME' and More on Tap for Yale Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre, the multiple Tony Award-winning theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classic works, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Starts Tomorrow on BroadwayTHE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Starts Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29, for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes under the direction of Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-BroadwayLucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two productions as part ofManhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

The Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading SeriesThe Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre is bringing to its stage a series of staged readings exploring the AIDS crisis, as seen by Broadway playwrights at the time. Talkbacks with each creative team will follow each performance. (more...)

Judith Light to Receive O'Neill Center's 17th Monte Cristo AwardJudith Light to Receive O'Neill Center's 17th Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces that iconic stage and film actress Judith Light will receive the 17th Monte Cristo Award. An alumna of the O'Neill, Judith first performed at the O'Neill's 1977 National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Joins MTC's 2017-18 SeasonEve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Joins MTC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, as part of MTC's 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Broadway Vet Bebe Neuwirth to Perform in Support of Arena Stage This SpringBroadway Vet Bebe Neuwirth to Perform in Support of Arena Stage This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host An Evening with Bebe Neuwirth on Monday, May 1, 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATIONCast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre ClubAmerican Premiere of LINDA Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances of the limited engagement began Tuesday February 7. (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's  2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege SeasonGender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

James Snyder and T. Oliver Reid Sign on for BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!James Snyder and T. Oliver Reid Sign on for BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

James Snyder (IN TRANSIT) and T. Oliver Reid (SISTER ACT) join the amazing line up for the seventh annual BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! taking place this Monday, February 27, 2017. (more...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading SeriesWorks by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATIONMore Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in ConcertPioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in MarchOld School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Old School Square is presenting nine spectacular shows and concerts in March. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now atwww.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

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