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Laura Jacqmin's A THIRD to Premiere at Finborough Next MonthLaura Jacqmin's A THIRD to Premiere at Finborough Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The world premiere of A Third by award-winning Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin runs at the Finborough Theatre for twelve performances, on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees, from Sunday, 28 June 2015 (Press Night: Monday 29 June 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Russ Tutterow to Receive Jeff Awards Non-Equity Special AwardRuss Tutterow to Receive Jeff Awards Non-Equity Special Award
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee will pay a special tribute to the career and legacy of Russ Tutterow at the 2015 Non-Equity Awards Ceremony on June 8, 2015 at Park West. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Launches National Tour in Los Angeles TonightMATILDA THE MUSICAL Launches National Tour in Los Angeles Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The First National Tour of Matilda the Musical, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers,launches tonight, May 29, with anofficial tour opening set for June 7, 2015 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Glenne Headly to Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARKGlenne Headly to Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Acclaimed stage and film actress Glenne Headly will assume the role of Brenda Drexel opposite Jason Alexander as Norman Drexel, in Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family,FISH IN THE DARKbeginningTuesday, June 9 (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets FIRST LOOK Lineup of New PlaysSteppenwolf Sets FIRST LOOK Lineup of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is proud to announce the lineup for the 10th annual First Look, a program dedicated to new play development, August 11 - 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field, First Look develops new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. Since its inception in 2005, First Look has developed 14 plays that have received subsequent world premiere productions at other theatres, as well as Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason, which premiered on the Steppenwolf stage. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends 10 OUT OF 12Soho Rep Extends 10 OUT OF 12
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere of 10 out of 12 by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) to July 5. The production, which opens on June 10, reunites the playwright with the Obie Award-winning director Les Waters, Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 10 out of 12, a company of theatre artists is engaged in the very peculiar-and uniquely impossible-task of making a new play. Based on notes Washburn took during her past technical rehearsals, this Soho Rep. commission is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre to Present Lisa D'Amour's DETROITSouthern Rep Theatre to Present Lisa D'Amour's DETROIT
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Southern Rep Theatre is pleased to announce details for its upcoming production of DETROIT, by Lisa D'Amour, directed by the theatre's Producing Artistic Director Aimee Hayes. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company completes its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. Grand Concourse begins previews July 2, 2015 (Opening night is July 12, 2015; Press performances are July 11 at 3pm and July 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 30, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis' AMERICAN IDIOT to Open 6/4Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis' AMERICAN IDIOT to Open 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Indiana premiere ofAmerican Idiotopening June 4, 2015 on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. This production runs through July 5, 2015, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director, Emily Ristine Holloway serving as Assistant Director, Tim Brickley and Jeanne Bowling serving as co-Musical Directors, and Cherri Jaffee and Mariel Greenlee serving as co-choreographers. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater presents the final show of its 40th anniversary season, the Midwest Premiere of The Who & the What by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ron OJ Parson. The Who & the What runs June 12 - July 12, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Present CITY OF ANGELS, 6/10-8/2The Marriott Theatre to Present CITY OF ANGELS, 6/10-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart, previewing June 10, opening June 17th and running through August 2. Five-time Jeff Award-winning Director Nick Bowling brings his exceptional talent to the hilarious and ingenious musical comedy with choreography by Jeff Award-winner Tommy Rapley. Music Director, and Jeff Award-nominee, Ryan T. Nelson enlivens the sensational score, featuring a rich melange of jazz and bebop styles. CITY OF ANGELS is the rarest of musical comedies; one that is not only loaded with music and written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also filled with sidesplitting comedy, set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40?s - the world of film studios and flimsy negligees. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 MillionPhoto Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble was joined by more than 550 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities for Gala 2015 on Saturday, May 9, 2015, raising more than $1.2 million for Steppenwolf's artistic, educational and community programming. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Steppenwolf Extends THE HERDSteppenwolf Extends THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the extension of The Herd, the debut play of Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear currently playing to critical acclaim in its U.S. premiere production in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. In a four-star review, the Chicago Tribune raves, 'A family drama that sticks with you...this is Steppenwolf acting at its best' and The New York Times says, 'a buoyantly entertaining play [that] breathes with real, complicated life.' Directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, The Herd adds six additional performances, extending the run through June 14, 2015 with the original cast. Tickets ($20-$89) to the added performances are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

CHAPATTI, H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE BICYCLE MEN and More Set for 2015 Three Oaks Theater FestivalCHAPATTI, H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE BICYCLE MEN and More Set for 2015 Three Oaks Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Co-founders John Stoops and Tim Evans proudly announce the third season of the Three Oaks Theater Festival, an annual summer event that brings limited-engagement runs of highly- acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This season will be performed at the Acorn Theater with a staged reading to take place at the Vickers Theatre. (more...)

Tony-Nominated AIRLINE HIGHWAY to Close One Week EarlyTony-Nominated AIRLINE HIGHWAY to Close One Week Early
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's AIRLINE HIGHWAY will be closing early on June 7. The play received four 2015 Tony Award nominations. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & MoreTheater at Monmouth's 2015 Season to Feature Shakespeare, Stoppard & More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

For 2015 Theater at Monmouth has planned a season of Magic, Murder, and Mayhem! Season 46 peeks into nature of reality and illusion, pokes fun at the foibles and fables of romances young and old, and will prick-up the hairs on the back of your neck. From Shakespeare to Stoppard and Coward to James, the 2015 Season is sure to be a perception-altering ride. (more...)

INVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 SeasonINVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Second Stage Theatre has announced two New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 37th season. The season will kick off in fall 2015 with the New York Premiere production of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' new musical, INVISIBLE THREAD (previously titled Witness Uganda), in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin). The season will continue in early 2016 with the New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's (Stick Fly) critically acclaimed play, SMART PEOPLE, directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun, Stick Fly). Two additional productions remain to be announced. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present DETROIT, 6/19-7/19Aurora Theatre Company to Present DETROIT, 6/19-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Lisa D'Amour's (Anna Bella Eema, Airline Highway) wicked Obie-winning satire about our uncertain economic times, DETROIT. Josh Costello (Wittenberg) directs this explosive dark comedy, featuring Amy Resnick (Body Awareness, Collapse), Jeff Garrett, Luisa Frasconi, and Patrick Kelly Jones (Metamorphosis), that brilliantly captures our current economic moment. DETROIT plays June 19 through July 19 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

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