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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage ICOST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Stars of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BANDSTAND, COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET and More to Perform at MTC's Spring GalaStars of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BANDSTAND, COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET and More to Perform at MTC's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Matthew C. Blank, Chairman of Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' and More Set for 28th Season at triangle productions!HAND TO GOD, 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' and More Set for 28th Season at triangle productions!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On April 15, 2017, triangle productions! of Portland, Oregon announced their 28th season.  (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG GalaBrandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8, at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). The Grey Gardens writing team has returned to Broadway with their new musical, War Paint, now playing at The Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAYSUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Ars Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 GranteesArs Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 16 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. (more...)

New Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at VassarNew Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at Vassar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. (more...)

MTC's Role-Swapping THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Extends on BroadwayMTC's Role-Swapping THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Extends on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a two-week extension for Manhattan Theatre Club's universally acclaimed new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

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...)

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

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

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