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Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 20, 2014

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance opens tonight, November 20, on Broadway. The production stars Glenn Close (returning to Broadway for the first time in twenty years), John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement of A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will run through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Executive Director Michael Gennaro to Depart Trinity Rep for Goodspeed MusicalsExecutive Director Michael Gennaro to Depart Trinity Rep for Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Trinity Repertory Company has announced that Executive Director Michael Gennaro will depart the Company, having accepted a position as executive director of East Haddam, Connecticut's Goodspeed Musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 subscription season with the world premiere production of Airline Highway, written by Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, How to Build a Forest) and directed by Joe Mantello (The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, Wicked). Steppenwolf's production will be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) at their Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway in Spring 2015. Airline Highway begins previews December 4, 2014 (Opening night is December 14, 2014; Press performances areDecember 13 at 3pm and December 16 at 7:30pm) and runs through February 8, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is thrilled to announce casting for the second production of its 2014/15 season, the world premiere of This Is Modern Art (based on true events) by acclaimed playwright Idris Goodwin and "Louder Than A Bomb" founder Kevin Coval. Directed by Lisa Portes, the cast of professional actors features Brittani Arlandis Green, Jerry MacKinnon, J. Salome Martinez Jr., Kelly O'Sullivan, Jessie D. Prez and Chris Rickett. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Week Will Expand in 2015Chicago Theatre Week Will Expand in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Due to overwhelming success, Chicago Theatre Week is expanding in 2015. The upcoming celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago is returning for its third year and will take place February 12 - 22, 2015, spanning a week and two full weekends for the first time. More than 100 productions are expected to participate as part of the 2015 lineup. Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Welcomes New Executive DirectorGoodspeed Musicals Welcomes New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

After an extensive national search, Goodspeed Musicals' Board of Trustees announced today that they have selected Michael Gennaro as the new Executive Director of the two-time Tony Award-winning theater. Mr. Gennaro succeeds Michael Price, who will retire at the end of this year after concluding his 46th season at Goodspeed. (more...)

Trinity Rep's Executive Director to DepartTrinity Rep's Executive Director to Depart
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Trinity Repertory Company today announced that Executive Director Michael Gennaro will depart the Company, having accepted a position as executive director of East Haddam, Connecticut's Goodspeed Musicals. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Warehouse Theatre's 2015 SeasonTHIS IS OUR YOUTH to Open Warehouse Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Warehouse Theatre Company will open it's 2015 season with Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 comedy This Is Our Youth. The play, fresh off it's Broadway debut, will receive it's Central Ohio premiere at Warehouse Theatre beginning with a preview performance on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at MadLab Theatre and Gallery. (more...)

MARIE ANTOINETTE, GRAND CONCOURSE and More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015 Season; Tickets Go on Sale 12/5MARIE ANTOINETTE, GRAND CONCOURSE and More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015 Season; Tickets Go on Sale 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company kicks off the New Year with the Chicago premiere production of Marie Antoinette (February 5, 2015 - May 10, 2015), a modern, witty take on the young queen of France by David Adjmi (Elective Affinities, 3C) and directed by Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy). Next is the US premiere of The Herd (April 2, 2015 - June 7, 2015), the deftly comic story of a suburban English family by actor-playwright Rory Kinnear. Ensemble member and Tony Award winner Frank Galati directs in place of previously announced director K. Todd Freeman, who had an artistic scheduling conflict. Ensemble member Lois Smith joins the cast of The Herd, which features fellow ensemble members Francis Guinan and John Mahoney. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Play Working Stage Theater, Begin. 12/4THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Play Working Stage Theater, Begin. 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

AggraNomic Productions, D&ME Productions LLC and Brenda Davidson have announced and all new production of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris. Starring Matt Crabtree and directed by Deidra Edwards. Santaland begins performances on Thursday, December 4 at 8pm and opening is set for Friday, December 5 at 8pm at the Working Stage Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play MAC, 11/28-30A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play MAC, 11/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The College of DuPage Theater Department presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol," adapted by William J. Norris and directed by COD Director of Theater Connie Canaday Howard, at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Nov. 28-30. This marks the 14th time the Department has presented this beloved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the true meaning of the Holiday season." (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch & More Set for FOX's CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR, 11/27Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch & More Set for FOX's CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR, 11/27
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (GLEE) is set to co-host FOX'S CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 27 (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW and Martyna Majok's IRONBOUND Win MTC's 2014 New American Play PrizesDominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW and Martyna Majok's IRONBOUND Win MTC's 2014 New American Play Prizes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Marin Theatre Company artistic director Jasson Minadakis, managing director Michael Barker and director of new play development Margot Melcon announced today the winners of MTC's two new American play prizes, a program now in its seventh year. Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau won the 2014 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and Martyna Majok won the 2014 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize for her play Ironbound. The winners were selected from over 900 eligible submissions. (more...)

William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Cast of ROOMWilliam H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Cast of ROOM
by Movies News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

According to Deadline, William H. Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have signed on to join Brie Larsen in the upcoming film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel ROOM. Lenny Abrahamson directs the film for Element Pictures and No Trace Camping, which is currently shooting. (more...)

Steppenwolf Presents AIRLINE HIGHWAY, 12/13-2/08Steppenwolf Presents AIRLINE HIGHWAY, 12/13-2/08
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 subscription season with the world premiere production of Airline Highway, written by Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, How to Build a Forest) and directed by Joe Mantello (The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, Wicked). Steppenwolf's production will be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) at their Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway in Spring 2015. Airline Highway begins previews December 4, 2014 (Opening night is December 14, 2014; Press performances are December 13 at 3pm and December 16 at 7:30pm) and runs through February 8, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Stage ANGRY FAGS as Part of Steppenwolf's Garage Rep, Beg. 3/17Pride Films and Plays to Stage ANGRY FAGS as Part of Steppenwolf's Garage Rep, Beg. 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Pride Films and Plays presents Topher Payne's dark comedy Angry Fags as part of the Steppenwolf Theater Company's Garage Rep, beginning March 7, 2015. (more...)

Matthew Abraham, Tim Frank & More Join Cast of Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTE; Robert O'Hara to DirectMatthew Abraham, Tim Frank & More Join Cast of Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTE; Robert O'Hara to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Marie Antoinette begins previews February 5, 2015 (Opening night is February 15, 2015; Press performances are February 14 at 3pm and February 17 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 10, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Chicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona AwardChicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Eclipse Theatre Company announces League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp as the recipient of theirSixth Annual Corona Award, which honors an individual who plays an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized organizations such as Eclipse. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This December, Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with a presentation of Reduced Shakespeare Company performing their The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), starring writer/directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with Dominic Conti. The "Bad Boys of Abridgement" will leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in a dizzying night's entertainment. (more...)

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