Second Stage News

Cape May Stage to Present IVY LEAGUE OF COMEDY NIGHT with Karen Bergreen and Shaun Eli, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Cape May Stage transforms from a theatre into a comedy club for one night only! On Monday, September 8 at 8PM, the Ivy League of Comedy Night comes back for an encore performance. Shaun Eli returns, but this time with a new headliner - lawyer turned comedian and mother of two boys Karen Bergreen. You'll be rolling in the aisles and gasping from laughter in a night that can only be described as absolutely hysterical. It's comedy night, done right. (more...)

A.R.T. Continuing OBERON Artists in Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced its continuation of the Artist in Residence initiative at OBERON, the A.R.T.'s Second Stage and club-theater venue. Rooted in A.R.T's mission to expand the boundaries of theater by supporting local and emerging artists, OBERON launched this multi-year program in 2013 with three local performance groups: Boston Circus Guild, Liars & Believers, and Touch Performance Art. All three companies had worked previously at OBERON, creating events in the club theater model and harnessing a form of theater rooted in a social environment. Following a successful inaugural season of sold-out and much lauded original programming, this initiative moves into its second of three seasons with these unique local organizations. (more...)

LOVEBIRDS Coming to Marsh Berkeley this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

LOVEBIRDS, fresh from its New York City premiere at La MaMa Theater, moves to The Marsh Berkeley. A rollicking tale of incurable romantics from GLAAD award-winning solo theater artist and comedian Marga Gomez, LOVEBIRDS enjoyed a critically acclaimed six-month original run at The Marsh San Francisco as well as a tour to the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. Directed by David Schweizer in his sixth collaboration with Gomez, LOVEBIRDS will transfer to The Marsh Berkeley (2120 Allston Way) with performances Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 8:30pm. For tickets ($20-$35, $50-$100 reserved), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1 - 4pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Joe Kinosian & Ian Lowe to Reprise MURDER FOR TWO Roles in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast for the Pittsburgh premiere of original comedy sensation Murder For Two, which will run October 22 through January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

Employment Technologies Corporation Named 2014 Florida Companies to Watch Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Employment Technologies Corporation (ETC) is proud to be selected as one of fifty leading second-stage companies selected from more than 500 nominations statewide as this year's Florida Companies to Watch winners. All 2014 winners will join an esteemed group of 150 Florida alumni honored over the past three years. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

Nora Theatre Company's 'EMILIE' to Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Nora Theatre Company will present Lauren Gunderson's Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. The piece will be the Boston acting debut for Lee Mikeska Gardner in the title role. Ms. Gardner was appointed Artistic Director of The Nora Theatre Company in November 2013 following a national search. The press performance is Monday, September 8 at 7:30PM. (more...)

In Performance Video: Anna Gunn & Billy Magnussen in SEX WITH STRANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features Emmy Award-winning actress Anna Gunn and Tony-nominated actor Billy Magnussen in a scene from Laura Eason's play SEX WITH STRANGERS. (more...)

Elizabeth Reaser Joins MCC Theater's THE MONEY SHOT; Performances Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Screen and stage star Elizabeth Reaser, best known for her performances in the blockbuster Twilight film franchise and her season-long arc on 'Grey's Anatomy,' will step into its upcoming production of The Money Shot for the departing Heather Graham, who exits the production due to a late-breaking opportunity to begin production on a passion project. (more...)

Anthony Rapp, Natalie Weiss & More to Celebrate New Musical Film GRIND at 54 Below, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

54 BELOW will host a special concert to celebrate the soundtrack to GRIND: THE MOVIE - the new short musical film - on September 1. Artists performing the songs of Derek Gregor and Selda Sahin - who provided the film's five new numbers - include Anthony Rapp (If/Then, Rent), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Calvin Grant (Rent), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Matt Shingledecker (Rent, West Side Story, Spring Awakening), Danny Blu (Lead singer of 'The Factory Blu'),? Pasha Pellosie ('The Carrie Diaries'), Drew Brody (Singer/Songwriter) and more. The album's digital exclusive will be available on iTunes and other online outlets on Tuesday, August 26. The 35 minute short film - written and directed by Zachary Halley - will be available to view online at GrindShortFilm.com on October 1, where the exclusive trailer is currently available. The soundtrack - presented by Chemically Altered, Telly Leung Productions and Yellow Sound Label - is produced by Telly Leung and Michael Croiter. (more...)

OITNB and Stage Star Michael Chernus to Guest on ELEMENTARY This Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Earlier today, EW reported that Michael Chernus (Orange Is the New Black) will appear in a guest-starring role on CBS's ELEMENTARY. (more...)

Get Closer to PIECE OF MY HEART's Zak Resnick!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Currently starring as legendary songwriter Bert Berns in off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart: TheBert Berns Story, Zak Resnick is back on stage bringing crowds to their feet nightly at the The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). His performance in this show is just one of many reasons to adore Resnick. Click here to check out Buzzfeed's full tribute to Zak! (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court to Stage Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, Opening 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader and featuring Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub. Opening night is Saturday, September 13, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore to Open Season with Musical Cabaret, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tickets are $10, available at the door. The event will be held in the Players Club's Second Stage space which is not handicapped-accessible. For directions to the theater call 610-328-4271 or visit www.pcstheater.org. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Ana Ortiz, Bianca Marroquin and More Among 2014 HOLA Award Winners; Ceremony Set for This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation's longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, have announced that it will honor Obie and Emmy winner Hector Elizondo ('Last Man Standing', 'Chicago Hope', Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries films), five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein (currently in Cabaret on Broadway), actress Ana Ortiz ('Devious Maids', 'Ugly Betty'), triple threat Bianca Marroquin (currently in Chicago on Broadway), Pedro Pascal ('Game of Thrones'), Cierra Ramirez ('The Fosters') and WNBC-TV anchor Sibila Vargas at the Fifteenth Annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit. The HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm at The Battery Gardens, overlooking and located on the waterfront overlooking New York Harbor in Battery Park (opposite 17 State Street in lower Manhattan). (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of SEX WITH STRANGERS with Anna Gunn, Billy Magnussen & More!
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 12, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Laura Eason's play, SEX WITH STRANGERS, which opened last week, will now play through Sunday, August 31st. The production stars Emmy Award Winner Anna Gunnand Tony Award Nominee Billy Magnussen and is directed by David Schwimmer. BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was on the scene for opening night, where he got to chat with the whole company after the curtain went down. Check out what they had to say about the new play below! (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Stage SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB, 9/6-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The world's most famous fictional sleuth adds a novel chapter to his repertoire with playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's electrifying new whodunit SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB, which opens the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 55th season. The play is an inventive mash-up of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic characters and the Robert Louis Stevenson short story "The Suicide Club," providing a clever, intricately woven new mystery for Holmes to deduce. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB runs Sept. 6 through Oct. 4 in the Robert S. Marx Theatre. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Begins Season with Regional Premiere of RODNEY KING, 9/2-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2014-2015 PRC2 Second Stage series, kicking off Sept. 2 with Roger Guenveur Smith's powerful new one-man show "Rodney King." (more...)

Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope to Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the complete cast for the West Coast premiere of Choir Boy. This new production -- featuring gospel music -- will highlight several performers from the Manhattan Theatre Club run. Nicholas L. Ashe and Grantham Coleman will join the previously announced Jeremy Pope. (more...)

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