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Second Stage Theatre Finally Closes on the Helen Hayes TheatreSecond Stage Theatre Finally Closes on the Helen Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

It's official! Second Stage Theatre has added a Broadway theatre to its lineup of venues. (more...)

Beautiful City Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL Opens 5/15Beautiful City Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL Opens 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Beautiful City Theatre, in collaboration with Virtu'O,produces the contemporary rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL opening May 15, 2015 at Centaur Theatre (453 rue St. Francois-Xavier) in Montreal, Quebec. The multiple Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will run for two weekends, from May 15 - 17, and May 21 - 23, 2015. Evening performances will start at 7:30 PM and matinees on Sunday May 17th and Saturday May 23rd at 1:30 PM. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Premiere New Work by Sarah Ruhl at 2015 Humana FestivalActors Theatre of Louisville to Premiere New Work by Sarah Ruhl at 2015 Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce that Sarah Ruhl's For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday will receive its world premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and will be directed by Les Waters and performed in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. The production will begin previews on March 8, open on March 10 and run through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

We're All Made of Stars! Meet the Full Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWe're All Made of Stars! Meet the Full Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 15, 2015

The new Broadway musical Finding Neverland, starring Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly, began previews on March 15 and officially opens tonight, April 15, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Steven Pasquale to Lead DirecTV Comedy ALMOST THERESteven Pasquale to Lead DirecTV Comedy ALMOST THERE
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

According to Deadline, Steven Pasquale, currently starring in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL, will return to the small screen in DirecTV's new comedy series ALMOST THERE. Pasquale will also executive produce. (more...)

Nick Cordero, Diane Davis, Kathryn Kates and Liv Rooth to Star in Labyrinth's NICE GIRL This SummerNick Cordero, Diane Davis, Kathryn Kates and Liv Rooth to Star in Labyrinth's NICE GIRL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company announces casting and creative team for the world premiere of Melissa Ross's Nice Girl. The production, May 7-June 7, reunites the Labyrinth Theater Company member with director Mimi O'Donnell, who worked together on the 2011 production of Thinner Than Water. Thinner Than Water marked both the playwriting debut of Ross and the directorial debut of O'Donnell. (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Wrenn Schmidt, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason, Conrad John Schuck and More to Star in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 9 through 13. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

DISGRACED, EXIT STRATEGY & More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2015-16 SeasonDISGRACED, EXIT STRATEGY & More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces its 2015-2016 season with five plays that showcase work by our nation's most exciting and provocative playwrights. The season features the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar; the East Coast premiere of Exit Strategy, a new play by rising (more...)

Drama League Names 2015 Directing FellowsDrama League Names 2015 Directing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Drama League have announced the exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2015 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Paul Bedard, Estefania Fadul, Aneesha Kudtarkar, Emily Lyon, Brad Raimondo, Austin Regan, Daniel Rogers, Annie Tippe, Sarah Wansley and Brandon Woolf. In addition, an eleventh fellow has been selected for a brand-new fellowship program, which will be revealed during the 81st Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

BWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre is Currently Presenting Two Small Gems on its Two Stages - SHOOTING STAR and THE OTHER PLACEBWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre is Currently Presenting Two Small Gems on its Two Stages - SHOOTING STAR and THE OTHER PLACE
by Jill Schafer - Apr 13, 2015

I don't know if you've noticed, but there's something exciting going on in downtown St. Paul. In what's usually regarded as the sleepier of the Twin Cities, Park Square Theatre has recently opened a second stage in the Historic Hamm Building on lovely 7th Place. This extra space has allowed them to do some great things in the last few months, including producing regional premieres, partnering with local theater companies (look for shows by Sandbox Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata, and Girl Friday Productions this spring and summer), an increased focus on diversity, and continuing their commitment to students. They currently have three fantastic shows playing on the two stages, including student matinees of an effectively condensed ROMEO AND JULIET. But for us grown-ups, the two stages offer two very different but both excellent choices: the bittersweet comedy SHOOTING STAR on the Proscenium Stage, and the emotional drama THE OTHER PLACE on the new Boss Stage. Read on to make your choice, but hurry, both shows close on April 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, Opening Tonight at Teatro CirculoPhoto Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, Opening Tonight at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

F.I.T.R. Productions presents Gruesome Playground Injuries, a dark, mystical and arresting love story by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). Ash Mayfair directs Priyank Rastogi and Jaz Zepatos. Fourteen performances will be staged at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street (bet. Bowery & Second Avenue) in NYC from tonight, April 10, through April 26, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

On May 3, 2015 at 2pm, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) presents its exclusive Spring Benefit - a one-time only presentation of Gotta Dance: A Choreography Conversation at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY & PATTI ISSUES Extend Into JuneBen Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY & PATTI ISSUES Extend Into June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

BAD WITH MONEY, Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means - performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES - will be extended at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through June 21. Ben was featured in today's New York Times and a recent interview on WNYC / New York Public Radio, available to listen here. In a recent four star review from Time Out New York, BAD WITH MONEY was hailed as "light, funny" and "vividly personal," as well as "courageously honest, keenly specific and emotionally naked" by The Advocate. PATTI ISSUES, which ran for a year at the same venue and subsequently toured the country and abroad, explores his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. The pieces will be performed on alternating Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM through April 29 and then various days and times through June 21. Both shows are written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. (more...)

Playwright Sarah Ruhl Set for Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, 4/29Playwright Sarah Ruhl Set for Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Villanova University Theatre Department has announced the 9th annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, featuring a keynote address by internationally renowned playwright Sarah Ruhl. This year's conference will be held on Wednesday, April 29th 2015 at Villanova University, and centers on the theme "Rewriting Histories: Rewriting the Past and the Plays of Sarah Ruhl." (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE, Beginning July 2Full Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE, Beginning July 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the full cast for the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre, 4/29-305th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director and Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at 1mpf.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Opens Tonight at The Public TheaterTracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of BUZZER, written by Tracey Scott Wilson. BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening tonight, April 8. (more...)

Pride Films and Play to Present MEN ON THE VERGE OF A HIS-PANIC BREAKDOWNPride Films and Play to Present MEN ON THE VERGE OF A HIS-PANIC BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Pride Films and Plays celebrates Pride with a 20th Anniversary Production of Guillermo Reyes' classic one-man show, Men On The Verge Of A His-Panic Breakdown. This hilarious collection of monologues features PFP Artistic Associate Nelson Rodriguez directed by Sandra Marquez. Performances are at the Apollo Studio Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln. Tickets will be on sale starting April 15 at 773 935 6100 or www.ticketmaster.com. (more...)

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