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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, HAND TO GOD, BREAD Premiere and More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonPRIDE AND PREJUDICE, HAND TO GOD, BREAD Premiere and More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Joanie Schultz, Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2017-2018 Season. This season marks the first for newly appointed Artistic Director Joanie Schultz, and the 22nd for WaterTower Theatre. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonWaterTower Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Joanie Schultz, Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2017-2018 Season. This season marks the first for newly appointed Artistic Director Joanie Schultz, and the 22nd for WaterTower Theatre. (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)


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The Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall presents THE COMEDY LOTTERY 4/28The Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall presents THE COMEDY LOTTERY 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall presents a night of improv with The Comedy Lottery by the Florida Studio Theatre on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

The Lark Announces First-Ever Recipients of Venturous Playwright FellowshipThe Lark Announces First-Ever Recipients of Venturous Playwright Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Lark and Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation have announced that the plays and playwrights selected for the pilot round of the Lark Venturous Playwright Fellowship program are For Want of a Horse by Olivia Dufault; Teenage Dick by Mike Lew; and Today is My Birthday by Susan Soon He Stanton. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech to Star Opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in CONSTELLATIONS at the GeffenDOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech to Star Opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in CONSTELLATIONS at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Downton Abbey star Allen Leech will make his U.S. stage debut opposite Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time, Big Love) in the Los Angeles Premiere of Constellations, Nick Payne's 2015 Broadway sensation. The Geffen's production is directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Guards at the Taj) and marks Goodwin's Los Angeles stage debut. (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors ProjectThe Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Warner Stage Company Presents FOLLIESWarner Stage Company Presents FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Warner Stage Company will present FOLLIES on the Warner Main Stage May 6-14. A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created.  (more...)

Torrington Symphony Orchestra to Present GREAT ROMANTIC LOVE THEMES AND ARIASTorrington Symphony Orchestra to Present GREAT ROMANTIC LOVE THEMES AND ARIAS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Torrington Symphony Orchestra will present, "GREAT ROMANTIC LOVE THEMES AND ARIAS," in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 pm. Under the direction of conductor Maurice Steinberg, the concert will feature soloist Heather O'Connor and music by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Puccini and more.   (more...)

Fugard Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE EULOGISTSFugard Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE EULOGISTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present the world premiere of double Fleur du Cap writer award winner Louis Viljoen's new play, THE EULOGISTS. Viljoen is the Fugard Theatre's Writer in Residence and THE EULOGISTS excitingly marks his first offering in this position. THE EULOGISTS will run from 30 May until 24 June 2017 in the Fugard Studio Theatre. (more...)

Hong Kong Dance Company 2017-18 Season OpensHong Kong Dance Company 2017-18 Season Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

This year, Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) opens a new chapter filled with cutting-edge performances and well-loved classics including romantic dance dramas, mindful theatre, family dance drama and a groundbreaking cross-cultural collaboration. (more...)

Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Tudor Drama Makes Stateside DebutEdinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Tudor Drama Makes Stateside Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Tier 5 Theatre Project presents Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII a play by James Cougar Canfield performing as a part of Hollywood Fringe Festival (more...)

Wasatch Theatre Company Presents Annual Page-to-Stage FestivalWasatch Theatre Company Presents Annual Page-to-Stage Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Six stories. Six playwrights. Six actors. Six short plays that capture different perspectives of the human experience. One weekend only! Wasatch Theatre Company is pleased to present their annual Page-to-Stage Festival, a showcase of works by local playwrights. (more...)

THE NNPN Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY Rolls Through Iowa CityTHE NNPN Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY Rolls Through Iowa City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the initial success of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Relativity by Mark St. Germain as Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA,) presents its RWP production through April 30. (more...)

John Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular DemandJohn Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Back by popular demand! After 4 packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents Romantic Drama THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYSpeakEasy Stage Presents Romantic Drama THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From May 6 - June 3, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, a lush, lyrical musical by Tony Award-winners Marsha Norman (book) and Jason Robert Brown (music & lyrics), based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLEPhoto Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: RTW's Surreal THE VIOLET HOUR Subtly Colors The FutureBWW Review: RTW's Surreal THE VIOLET HOUR Subtly Colors The Future
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 21, 2017

Violet--The color and time of day named in T.S. Eliot's 1922 epic poem The Waste Land. This color permeates Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) season ending production figuratively and literally in the Studio Theatre titled The Violet Hour. Directed by Artistic Director Suzan Fete, the comedy infused with a surrealist happening sets a scene in 1919, a few years after World War I and before the Great Depression. The story tantalizes audiences with the question that is prophecy, knowing the future, a gift or a curse? Richard Greenberg's 2003 Broadway play explores this dilemma and models the period's hope and optimism after "a war to end all wars," on characters referencing Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and chanteuse Josephine Baker. All celebrities who reached a zenith in their careers, and then ended their lives in some despair. When the audience sits in the theater watching from the 2017 perspective, what do they make of these questions, lives and future? (more...)

@BWW_Nashville Twitter Held Hostage, Day 1: TORI KEENAN-ZELT@BWW_Nashville Twitter Held Hostage, Day 1: TORI KEENAN-ZELT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2017

Playwright Tori Keenan-Zelt takes over BWW­_Nashville's Twitter account today as she goes on a Playwright's Adventure in Music City, including the first rehearsal for Actors' Bridge's upcoming workshop production of her new play Seph, she mingles with the playwrights taking part in the Ingram New Works Project at Nashville Repertory Theatre and she sees the Actors Bridge/Belmont University Theatre collaboration on Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project. (more...)

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