Second Stage News

Signature Theatre to Host Free TheatreFest NYC for StudentsSignature Theatre to Host Free TheatreFest NYC for Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Signature Theatre will host TheatreFest NYC on Tuesday, August 30, from 12pm to 4pm at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). This free open house is for students who are interested in learning more about New York's non-profit theatres. (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLADCast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla PlayhouseDaphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). Commissioned by the Playhouse and developed during the 2016 DNA New Work Series, the production has been extended by one week, now running October 25 - December 4 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 27 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Announcing Buck's County Playhouse Fall Education ProgramsAnnouncing Buck's County Playhouse Fall Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse, under the direction of Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser, is pleased to announce a newly expanded lineup of education programs being offered this fall for children, teens, and adults. New programming this fall includes a three-part Musical Theatre Writing workshop taught by "Cake Off" composer Adam Gwon, running at the Playhouse August 19 - September 10, and the Saturday Musical Theatre program for children, back by popular demand, among many others! (more...)

Double Edge Theatre's SPRINGFIELD SPECTACLE Comes to Forest Park for FreeDouble Edge Theatre's SPRINGFIELD SPECTACLE Comes to Forest Park for Free
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Springfield's City Mosaic will present free performances of Double Edge Theatre's Springfield Spectacle September 23 & 24 in Forest Park. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This FallMonica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

Photo Flash: You Will Be Found! DEAR EVAN HANSEN Unveils Broadway PosterPhoto Flash: You Will Be Found! DEAR EVAN HANSEN Unveils Broadway Poster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The highly anticipated Broadway premiere of the original musical Dear Evan Hansen begins previews on Monday, November 14, 2016 and will officially open at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Star Ben Platt just took to Instagram to unveil the show's official Broadway artwork - check it out below! (more...)

Ciara Renee Boards TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway; Show Changes VenuesCiara Renee Boards TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway; Show Changes Venues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that the upcoming revival of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! will be staged at the larger Acorn Theater at Theater Row in order to accommodate the overwhelming demand. (more...)

Nassim Soleimanpour to Skype in Live WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Chat at Drama Book ShopNassim Soleimanpour to Skype in Live WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Chat at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome producers Tom Kirdahy and Devlin Elliott for a discussion about the new off-Broadway sensation White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour will Skype into the conversation. The event, which is free to the public, will take place this Wednesday, August 24th at 5:00PM.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights HorizonsCast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run AmokBWW Interview: Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run Amok
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 19, 2016

Strangers on a plane embrace in a cat-and-mouse game with no rules. An exploration in the nature of truth and intimacy ensues. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Adds Another Week at The PublicLynn Nottage's SWEAT Adds Another Week at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that the New York Premiere of SWEAT by Lynn Nottage has been extended one week. (more...)

Robert O'Hara to Helm His Off-Broadway Hit BOOTYCANDY in Chicago This WinterRobert O'Hara to Helm His Off-Broadway Hit BOOTYCANDY in Chicago This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, offering Chicago's most sophisticated theatergoing experience, has announced its third and edgiest season yet, featuring the Chicago premiere of Robert O'Hara's wild coming-of-age story Bootycandy to be directed here by the playwright, himself, starting performances January 25; the Chicago premiere of Fernanda Coppel's gripping feminist tale King Liz, directed by local favorite Joanie Schultz, starting May 24; and Gina Gionfriddo's dark comedy Becky Shaw, directed by Jeff Award-winning director Scott Weinstein, beginning September 20. (more...)

Interactyx Named To Florida Companies On Growth 'Watch' ListInteractyx Named To Florida Companies On Growth 'Watch' List
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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The Play Company to Close 15th Season with Christopher Chen's CAUGHTThe Play Company to Close 15th Season with Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, presents the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Breaking News: Jason Sudeikis Will Lead Classic Stage Company's DEAD POETS SOCIETY Off-BroadwayBreaking News: Jason Sudeikis Will Lead Classic Stage Company's DEAD POETS SOCIETY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Classic Stage Company (Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin) announced today that Jason Sudeikis will star as John Keating in the world premiere of Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film. Written by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, and directed by John Doyle, Dead Poets Society is set at a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, where the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity, and to live passionately. Performances for Dead Poets Society will begin Thursday, October 27 at CSC (136 East 13thStreet) with an official press opening Thursday, November 17. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Kicks Off Their 53rd Season With THE 39 STEPSActors Theatre of Louisville Kicks Off Their 53rd Season With THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Forward Flux Presents Double Feature of THE WEDDING GIFT and THE SUMMER HOUSEForward Flux Presents Double Feature of THE WEDDING GIFT and THE SUMMER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Tickets are now available for Forward Flux's productions of THE WEDDING GIFT by Chisa Hutchinson (West Coast premiere), and THE SUMMER HOUSE by Sarah Bernstein (World premiere), playing September 20th - October 8th at Gay City Arts (517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122). For the second year in a row, Forward Flux will present two new plays in the same theatre, allowing audiences to choose one, or see both in one night with show times at 7pm and 9pm. Each play runs around 75mins with no intermission (as it should be). (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Forward Flux's Double Feature THE WEDDING GIFT and THE SUMMER HOUSETickets Now on Sale for Forward Flux's Double Feature THE WEDDING GIFT and THE SUMMER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Tickets are now available for Forward Flux's productions of THE WEDDING GIFT by Chisa Hutchinson (West Coast premiere), and THE SUMMER HOUSE by Sarah Bernstein (World premiere), playing September 20th - October 8th at Gay City Arts (517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122).  For the second year in a row, Forward Flux will present two new plays in the same theatre, allowing audiences to choose one, or see both in one night with show times at 7pm and 9pm.  Each play runs around 75mins with no intermission (as it should be). (more...)

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