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John Malkovich to Direct The Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Starring Julian SandsJohn Malkovich to Direct The Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Starring Julian Sands
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with Nick Brooke LTD. and Pleasance, are proud to announce the return of Julian Sands (Room With a View, The Killing Fields, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, directed by acclaimed actor and director John Malkovich (Places in the Heart, The Caretaker).  Originally presented during The Irish Rep's 2012-13 Theater Season, the critically acclaimed solo show returns for a strictly-limited engagement from Tuesday, March 15th - Sunday, April 3rd, 2016.  Tickets are on sale now through The Irish Rep box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATEDA Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Steep Theatre Extends POSH Through 3/12Steep Theatre Extends POSH Through 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Steep Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Laura Wade's Posh has been playing to enthusiastic sold-out houses since its opening in January. In response to enormous ticket demand, Posh has been extended through March 12th, adding 8 new opportunities to see what Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune called "a bevy of talent" perform in "a dynamic, often shocking little storefront show guaranteed to make you fume anew at the ongoing inequality of the most mature democracies.' (more...)

John Malkovich to Helm GOOD CANARY at the RoseJohn Malkovich to Helm GOOD CANARY at the Rose
by Jessica Khan - Feb 4, 2016

Broadway vet John Malkovich will direct the play GOOD CANARY by STRANGER THAN FICTION screenwriter Zach Helm, beginning September 16, 2016 at the Rose Theatre. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Stage World Premiere of THE COMPASSSteppenwolf for Young Adults to Stage World Premiere of THE COMPASS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' (SYA) world premiere production of THE COMPASS devised and directed by Michael Rohd. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

A Red Orchid Sets SENDER World Premiere CastA Red Orchid Sets SENDER World Premiere Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

?A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. Sender will run April 14 - May 29, 2016. The press opening for Sender is April 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

Shattered Globe to Round Out 25th Season with IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT This SpringShattered Globe to Round Out 25th Season with IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre concludes its 25th anniversary season with the gripping, racially charged mystery IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, based on the novel by John Ball, adapted by Matt Pelfrey and directed by Louis Contey, playing April 21 - June 4, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Gina Gershon & Morgan Spector to Lead Martyna Majok's IRONBOUND Off-BroadwayGina Gershon & Morgan Spector to Lead Martyna Majok's IRONBOUND Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Rattlestick Playwright's Theater and Women's Project Theater have announced that Gina Gershon (Cabaret, Boeing Boeing) will star alongside co-stars Josiah Bania (Sarah Ruhl's Three Sisters at Yale Rep), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) and Drama Desk nominee Morgan Spector (A View From The Bridge, 'Boardwalk Empire'), in their co-production of this spring's New York premiere of IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok (Petty Harbor) in her New York City debut. One of the Top Ten Plays on the 2014 Kilroys' List, IRONBOUND is directed by Daniella Topol (When January Feels Like Summer, Row After Row) and begins performances March 3, 2016, with an Opening Night of March 16, 2016, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Names New Artistic DirectorLookingglass Theatre Company Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

? Lookingglass Theatre Company announces the election of its newest Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Stillman has served as Artistic Director of New Work since 2004 and replaces current Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Andrew White. White, who has held the post since 2010, will serve as the company's first Connectivity and Engagement Director. Ensemble Member Philip R. Smith remains on the artistic leadership team in his role as Producing Director. In this spirit of ensemble and collaboration, Lookingglass Ensemble members routinely vote on the position of artistic director every three years. Elections are then ratified by the Lookingglass Board of Directors, and this artistic transition is effective immediately. (more...)

Tickets to Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf on Sale TomorrowTickets to Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 29 at 11am for the highly anticipated world premiere production of Mary Page Marlowe, written by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts. Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, who directed Letts's internationally acclaimed August: Osage County, teams up with him again for this new, ambitious production in Steppenwolf's 40th anniversary season. Mary Page Marlowe runs March 31 - May 29, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. (more...)

Seven Siblings Theatre to Present PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILESeven Siblings Theatre to Present PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

For their first production in 2016, Seven Siblings Theatre will present Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a surreal comedy written by legendary comic/actor/screenwriter, Steve Martin. Set in a bar in 1904 Paris, Picasso at the Lapin Agile imagines a meeting of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in their youth, just before they each made their greatest contributions to society. One year later, Einstein publishes his Special Theory of Relativity, and in 1907, Picasso would go on to paint Les D'emoiselles D'Avignon. This irreverent comedy is both hilarious and poignant as the regulars and bar staff chime in on subjects such as love, art, the nature of genius, and what the future might hold. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS Gala to Honor E. Faye ButlerPorchlight Music Theatre's ICONS Gala to Honor E. Faye Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 ICONS Gala celebrating the legendary woman whose name is synonymous with Broadway, Ethel Merman, Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The Gala includes performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the rich career of Merman, the presentation of the 2016 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to E. Faye Butler and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auction benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. Tickets are on sale now and require advance purchase, $125 before April 15, $150 after April 15, $50 for children ages 18 years old and younger are available at 773.777.9884 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present THESE SEVEN SICKNESSESBrown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present Sean Graney's These Seven Sicknesses, an adaptation of Sophocles' seven remaining plays, directed by James D. Palmer ('16) beginning March 3, 2016. (more...)

E Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at NorthlightE Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Broadway and TV's Jane Lynch Coming to the HollandBroadway and TV's Jane Lynch Coming to the Holland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Jane Lynch has launched a musical comedy tour following her Broadway debut in 2013's Annie. Jane Lynch: See Jane Sing will be at the Holland Performing Arts Center,13th and Douglas streets, Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

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