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Photo Flash: HIRSCHFELD AT THE PLAYHOUSE Celebrates Portrait Artist in WestportPhoto Flash: HIRSCHFELD AT THE PLAYHOUSE Celebrates Portrait Artist in Westport
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse hosted 'Hirschfeld at the Playhouse,' a one-night-only celebration of the artistry of Al Hirschfeld last night, June 29, with an exhibition of his works and a screening of the documentary about his life and career, 'The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story.' The 1996 Academy Award-nominated film, directed and written by Susan W. Dryfoos, was produced by Times History Productions, a division of The New York Times Company. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Evokes Nostalgia at Wolf TrapBWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Evokes Nostalgia at Wolf Trap
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 27, 2015

Bottom line? If you have an opportunity to check out one of the four remaining performances at Wolf Trap this weekend, it is worthwhile to do so. (more...)

ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the launch of After Hours with Mathew Wright, its new summer cabaret series. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature five of the fiercest leading ladies in Seattle theater, Sarah Rose Davis (7/20), Laura Griffith (8/10), Cayman Ilika (8/3), Jessica Skerritt (7/27), and Katherine Strohmaier (8/17). Each will dish on their lives and careers through provocative, freewheeling interviews and sing everything from Broadway standards to pop songs, backed by Mathew Wright on piano. (more...)

BAD JEWS Extends Through July 26 at the GeffenBAD JEWS Extends Through July 26 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Geffen Playhouse has exciting news to announce. The critically acclaimed and popular production Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon and directed by Matt Shakman extends by one week through July 26. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

TCG Books Publishes Will Eno's THE REALISTIC JONESESTCG Books Publishes Will Eno's THE REALISTIC JONESES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY This SummerWestport Country Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the world premiere previews of A. R. Gurney's "Love & Money," a new comedy exploring the trials of class, family, legacy, and race, directed by Mark Lamos, from July 21 through August 8. A co-production with New York's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, it will officially open there in late August.  (more...)

Between Us Productions to Stage THE FAIRER SEX at Theatre Row This JulyBetween Us Productions to Stage THE FAIRER SEX at Theatre Row This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Between Us Productions will present the World Premiere of Sander Gusinow's The Fairer Sex, directed by Samantha Lee Manas. It begins performances on July 27th and will celebrate its opening night on July 28 and run through August 2nd at Theatre Row Studio Theatre. Tickets are $18 and available at www.Telecharge.com. For mature audiences only. (more...)

Harlem Summer Shakespeare to Stage SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, 7/24-8/23Harlem Summer Shakespeare to Stage SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, 7/24-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

HARLEM SUMMER SHAKESPEARE, now in its 11th Season, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, written and directed by Alexa Kelly, at The Indoor Theatre, Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive (at 145th Street). Performances are FREE and begin Friday, July24 , 8 pm.and continue through Sunday, August 23.   (more...)

BLIND CREST Staged Reading Set for Planet Connections Theatre FestivityBLIND CREST Staged Reading Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Other Mirror is pleased to present a staged reading of BLIND CREST by Monet Hurst-Mendoza and directed by Katherine M. Carter, as part of the 6th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place June 15th through July 12th at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street). (more...)

Theater with a View to Bring CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION to Sycamore Hill Next MonthTheater with a View to Bring CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION to Sycamore Hill Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Theater with a View is bringing a production of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker to Pottstown, PA. The play will open Thursday, July 23 for an eight-performance run outdoors at Sycamore Hill, the home of Drs. Veronica Covalesky and Nick Leasure, at 481 Ebelhare Road. Directed by Seth Reich, the production features a cast of New York actors. (more...)

Riley Thomas to Return to NYMF with WEARING BLACK This JulyRiley Thomas to Return to NYMF with WEARING BLACK This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Wearing Black, winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York, with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde; National Tours Murder for Two, Xanadu; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; The Barn Stage  Company). (more...)

RHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next MonthRHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Marti Webb, Debbie Kurup, Cedric Neal and John Barr are to star in Rhythm of Life, a brand new song cycle celebrating many of the greatest hits by master of the catchy show tune, Tony Award-winning Cy Coleman.  (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Nathaniel Stampley & More Join Cast of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLSNathaniel Stampley & More Join Cast of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Dreamgirls, the Tony Award-winning musical which opens Saturday, September 26 and runs from September 22 - November 1, 2015 in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse. (more...)

Christopher Abbott, Georgia Engel & More to Lead Annie Baker's JOHN at Signature TheatreChristopher Abbott, Georgia Engel & More to Lead Annie Baker's JOHN at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of John, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Flick) and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). (more...)

Wesley Taylor's CUCKOLD Begins Tonight as Part of Manhattan Rep's One Act CompetitionWesley Taylor's CUCKOLD Begins Tonight as Part of Manhattan Rep's One Act Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Cuckold, a short play written by 'Smash' and Broadway actor Wesley Taylor, premieres this summer at the Manhattan Repertory Theater 2015 One Act Competition. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Wesley Taylor & Barrett Wilbert Weed Talk CABARET At Signature TheatreBWW EXCLUSIVE: Wesley Taylor & Barrett Wilbert Weed Talk CABARET At Signature Theatre
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 16, 2015

Today we are talking to two titanically talented triple-threats all about their headlining roles in the edgy and daring new production of the classic Kander & Ebb musical CABARET at the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C., Wesley Taylor and Barrett Wilbert Weed. Outlining their first exposure to the material all the way to performing the showstopper roles of the Emcee and Sally Bowles, respectively, eight times a week, Taylor and Weed share their thoughts on the enduring legacy of the monumental musical masterpiece as well as offer their thoughts on what the piece has to say to a modern audience. Additionally, they touch upon their palpable rapport and compliment each other's work on the show as well as much, much more! (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

GLORY DAYS to Make Chicago Premiere This AugustGLORY DAYS to Make Chicago Premiere This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Men under the age of 25 are hardly the demographic for attending Broadway musicals, let alone writing one, but Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner did just that when their musical Glory Days ran on Broadway in May 2008. (more...)

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