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Texas State University to Present A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE, 11/6-9Texas State University to Present A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE, 11/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Texas State University's Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting the play A Behanding in Spokane Nov. 6-9. (more...)

The Flea Announces Second Extension for SMOKEThe Flea Announces Second Extension for SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Flea Theater will offer a 2nd extension of Kim Davies' World Premiere SMOKE. It is directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen) and features members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core." (more...)

 Donald Margulies's SHIPWRECKED to be Performed at The Jack Studio Theatre Donald Margulies's SHIPWRECKED to be Performed at The Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Louis de Rougemont took Victorian England by storm with his tales of adventure on the high seas. (more...)

Tony Winner Michele Pawk to Star in OUT OF ORBIT Staged Reading at Wagner College Theatre, 10/26Tony Winner Michele Pawk to Star in OUT OF ORBIT Staged Reading at Wagner College Theatre, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Wagner College Theatre presents a staged reading of the 2014 Stanley Drama Award, OUT OF ORBIT by Jennifer Maisel, on Sunday, October 26 at 1pm at Stage One. Directed by WCT Professor Mickey Tennenbaum, OUT OF ORBIT stars Tony winner and WCT Professor Michele Pawk. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A SONG FOR CORETTA at The Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of A SONG FOR CORETTA at The Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents Pearl Cleage's uplifting play A Song For Coretta, November 6-16, 2014 at The Studio Theatre. Set in Atlanta in 2006, A Song for Coretta chronicles five African American women and their shared experience as they mourn and celebrate the legacy of the great civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

VH Theatrical Development Foundation presents the Off-Broadway premiere of THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN will be performed through Sunday, December 14th at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, Manhattan). The Press Opening is Sunday, October 26th, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Taylor Mac's A 24 DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 1900-1950s to Run 1/13-25 as Part of Under the RadarTaylor Mac's A 24 DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 1900-1950s to Run 1/13-25 as Part of Under the Radar
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Theater artist Taylor Mac makes his New York Live Arts debut with A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1900-1950s, presented by New York Live Arts as part of The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, January 13-25, 2015. (more...)

TCG Books Publishes Amy Herzog's BELLEVILLETCG Books Publishes Amy Herzog's BELLEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Amy Herzog's Belleville, the third title by acclaimed playwright Amy Herzog to be published by TCG. Belleville received its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2011, its New York City premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in winter 2013 and its Chicago premiere at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in the summer of 2013. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Laura Pedersen, Playwright for BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVENBWW Interviews: Laura Pedersen, Playwright for BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 23, 2014

Laura Pedersen, renowned author, is the playwright for Brightness of Heaven no onstage at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in New York City through December 14th. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Pedersen about some of her inspirations, her fascinating career and the show. (more...)

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

THE KING OF HEARTS IS OFF AGAIN to Run 11/26-30 at La MaMaTHE KING OF HEARTS IS OFF AGAIN to Run 11/26-30 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Piotr Borowski, a student and collaborator of Jerzy Grotowski and co-founder of Gardzienice Theatre, has created a stage adaptation of 'Chasing the King of Hearts' by Hannah Kroll. The book is a 2007 bestseller of spiritual survival in the fateless universe of the Holocaust. Borowski's play, 'The King of Hearts is Off Again,' is a memory piece with physical theater that has been presented in California and the Midwest. It will be presented by La MaMa E.T.C. for its East Coast debut November 26 to 30, 2014, performed by actors from Warsaw's Studium Teatralne, where it was developed. (more...)

WIESENTHAL Begins Tomorrow at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre RowWIESENTHAL Begins Tomorrow at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Daryl Roth and Karyl Lynn Burns present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal begins performances October 24 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Opening night is November 5. (more...)

Cecilia Copeland's R CULTURE Opens 11/7 at IRTCecilia Copeland's R CULTURE Opens 11/7 at IRT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

IRT Resident Artist Project in Collaboration with New York Madness presents R Culture, a new play by Cecilia Copeland, for a limited run, November 7 - 23, at IRT Theatre. Directed by Emily Lerer, the show has Set Design by G. Warren Stiles, Lighting Design by Darielle Shandler, Costume Design by Carolyn Toner & Sound Design by Anna Libbie Grossman. Ashley Newman* serves as Stage Manager. Consulting Producers are Sari Caine & Rachel Weekly. (more...)

CSULB University Players & Four Clowns' UBU THE SH*T to Run 11/21-12/7CSULB University Players & Four Clowns' UBU THE SH*T to Run 11/21-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Running November 21- December 7, the CSULB University Players and Los Angeles-based clown troupe Four Clowns will present a modern retelling of French playwright Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi entitled Ubu the Sh*t. Four Clowns' Artistic Director and CSULB Theatre Arts alum Jeremy Aluma has adapted Jarry's script and is directing this collaborative production. With clown training and techniques incorporated into the rehearsal process by Aluma and members of the Four Clowns company, the undergraduate cast has been given the opportunity to explore the art of clown first-hand by some of Los Angeles' most experienced clown teachers, creating a truly unique version of Jarry's absurdist comedy. For many of the undergraduate actors in Ubu, this is their first experience with working in the art of clown. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bissell, Gordon, Madigan & Love Underscore RTW's Amazing AMELIABWW Reviews: Bissell, Gordon, Madigan & Love Underscore RTW's Amazing AMELIA
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 23, 2014

From Here to Eternity, Gone with the Wind, In Harm's Way, War and Peace…Classic literature and film where war in any century or country divides families, loved ones and nations. Renaissance Theaterworks opens their 2014-2015 season in the Studio Theatre continuing this compelling tradition with the Midwest premiere of Amelia-Playwright Alex Webb's soul-searching tribute to a woman trapped in America's struggle to end slavery. Beginning in 1861, the 'Great' Civil War tore homes, the land and lives figuratively and literally asunder for four years while the subtle aftereffects rage hidden in some human hearts 150 years later. (more...)

TDPS Production 'COLLIDESCOPE' to Expand National Discussion on Race in America, 11/7-14TDPS Production 'COLLIDESCOPE' to Expand National Discussion on Race in America, 11/7-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

In response to the seemingly perpetual killings of young black men in America, internationally acclaimed auteur Ping Chong and noted director and dramaturg Talvin Wilks createdCollidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America in collaboration with UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' graduate and undergraduate designers and performers. The show runs November 7-14 in the Kogod Theatre at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and is a world premiere performance. (more...)

NYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship ProgramNYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, 11/7-23Conservatory Theatre Company to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company continues its 2014-2015 season with a production of one of the most popular comedies, Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Announces the Opening of Green Room Late NightsFlorida Studio Theatre Announces the Opening of Green Room Late Nights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

At Florida Studio Theatre, the full theatrical experience doesn't end with the final curtain call. Beginning on November 15, FST's Green Room will remain open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 9pm to 12am. Green Room Late Nights provide a warm and inviting atmosphere to relax and enjoy the theatre even after the performance has ended. FST's full bar is available, along with an after-hours menu. To celebrate the opening of Green Room Late Nights, FST is offering a 2-4-1 discount to performers, crew, and staff of local arts organizations with proof of involvement in a currently running show. For more information, please visit floridastudiotheatre.org or call the box office at 941-366-9000. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, November 21–December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). The company opening is scheduled for Friday, November 28. The official press opening will follow on Saturday, November 29. (more...)

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