Studio Theatre News

CHRISTINA, THE GIRL KING Begins Previews 7/29 at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Stratford Festival will present Linda Gaboriau's remarkable new translation of Michel Marc Bouchard's Christina, The Girl King. Written by one of Quebec's most celebrated playwrights, and directed by Vanessa Porteous, Artistic Director of Alberta Theatre Projects, the play makes its English language premiere at Stratford's Studio Theatre. Previews begin on Tuesday, July 29, and the production officially opens on Thursday, August 14. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Will Premiere New Play BAD WITH MONEY at The Duplex this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem-or get rich trying. Written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark, BAD WITH MONEY premieres at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) from September 4 through November 6. (more...)

A Series of One Acts Comes to Community Theatre of Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Community Theatre of Little Rock opens its 59th Season with their Late Summer production 'A Series of One Acts'. Their One Acts will be "30 Minutes to Charlie" by Nick Zagone, "Pvt. Wars" by James McLure, 'Ways and Means' by Noel Coward and 'The Actor's Nightmare' by Christopher Durang. Show dates are August 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm and August 24th at 2 pm, to be held at their new home, The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company to Present THE ELEPHANT MAN, 8/9-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The play is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the 19th century. A victim of rare skin and bone diseases, he became the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to a London's hospital. Under the care of a celebrated physician, Merrick is introduced to society and evolves from an object of pity to a witty favorite of the aristocracy. (more...)

OC-centric New Play Festival at Chapman University to Run 8/21-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The fourth annual edition of OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival introduces Southland audiences to four local playwrights emerging as powerful voices in Southland theatre, and a quartet of intriguing and satisfying plays from their imaginations - stories brought to life by actors and directors from across Southern California in collaboration with Chapman University theatre students. Join us in the Moulton Hall Studio Theatre for this destination new play event. (more...)

Julian Cihi and Diane Phelan to Star in 2g's GALOIS at the 2014 Ice Factory Festival, 7/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Second Generation Productions (2g), a major incubator and producer of Asian American theater, announced today that Julian Cihi (Romeo and Juliet, Classic Stage Company) and Diane Phelan (Bernarda Alba, Lincoln Center) lead the cast of 2g's commissioned musical, Galois, by Sung Rno and Aaron Jones, directed by Victor Maog and produced by Jane Jung. The creative team also includes Music Director J. Oconer Navarro (The Adding Machine), Choreographer Camille A. Brown (tick, tick...BOOM!) and Fight Director Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Peter and the Starcatcher). (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Sean McDermott, Sarah Litzsinger and More Set for NYMF's 'THE MUSIC BOX', 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Broadway veterans Sean McDermott and Sarah Litzsinger will join a cast of seasoned performers in The New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF) The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers on July 23. Performances will take place at 6 and 9 PM at the Ford Foundation Studio Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

New Chicago-Based Non-Equity Theatre Company Bluebird Arts Founded
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Founded in 2014, Bluebird Arts is a Non-Equity company established in Chicago by Luda Solomon, who will serve as Artistic Director. The nonprofit organization's purpose is to enrich, educate and entertain the community by sharing intimate stories, which focus on the genuine problems of real people. Dale Goulding, former Artistic Director of the European Repertory Company (ERC) will serve as Executive Director, and Jaimelyn Gray of TUTA Theatre Chicago will serve as Managing Director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The World Premiere of COUPLED at the Jimmy Ferraro Studio Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 22, 2014

It's a lively, fun, yet moving musical that fits that needed niche between the young marrieds in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and the older "Menopause: The Musical" ladies. (more...)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab to Present OUT OF ORBIT, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Berkshire Playwrights Lab, continues its 2014 season of readings of innovative and exciting new plays with a presentation of Jennifer Maisel's Out of Orbit at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA) on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Conor McPherson's THE VEIL at Quotidian Theatre Company, Now Through 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Internationally-acclaimed playwright Conor McPherson's period drama The Veil is given its US premiere at Quotidian Theatre Company. The New York Times called McPherson 'the finest playwright of his generation'. The Veil made its world premiere at National Theatre in a production Evening Standard called 'atmospheric and haunting'. Quotidian has staged six prior productions of McPherson's work. The US premiere production runs through August 17 at The Writer's Center in downtown Bethesda. (more...)

Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks and More Star in PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opens tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Miami Actor Matthew Glass Performs Assurbanipal Babilla's SOMETHING SOMETHING UBER ALLES, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

A dark comedy about a present-day Hitler lookalike who is abducted by two gay pastry chefs. Soon, they make him the idol of a Hitler-worshipping cult in a cathedral below the Queens-bound F Train. Playwright Assurbanipal Babilla was forced to flee Iran overnight because of a death warrant due to his controversial writing. In 2006, he was awarded a Hellman/Hammett grant in recognition of his courage in the face of political persecution. Assurbanipal Babilla (Bani) passed away in New York on March 30, 2011 during our previous NYC run at the Brick Theatre's Iranian Theatre Festival.. He dedicated his body to the Westchester Medical Center. The play was originally produced by David Cote with the Author starring in 1998. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SITTING SHIVA at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As one of the largest theatrical events in the world, The New York International Fringe Festival boasts an impressive roster of world premieres yearly. Of them, Los Angeles native Joshua Metzger's new play Sitting Shiva will see its first three dimensional presentation this August. Christopher Scott will direct the 90 minute play. The Broadway and Regional vet cast includes Eddie Boroevich*, Neal Mayer*, and Jeffery Plunkett*. The Production Stage Manager is Katy Moore*, and the production will be designed by Joan Racho-Jansen. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Sitting Shiva is an AEA-approved showcase. (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fugard Still a Compelling Presence in THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD
by David Fick - Jul 18, 2014

The greatest thing about THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD is seeing South African theatre legend, Athol Fugard, back on stage. It is an event that I never thought I would see come to pass in my lifetime; that it happened is something for which I will always be grateful. (more...)

Cleve Carney Art Gallery to Welcome Vivian Maier for Film Screening, Discussion & Panel, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

In support of the current exhibition of work by acclaimed photographer Vivian Maier, the MAC's Cleve Carney Art Gallery, located at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, hosts “An Afternoon with Vivian Maier,” a film screening/panel discussion/book signing ticketed event Sunday, July 27 from 1 - 4 p.m. (more...)

Stephanie Satie's SILENT WITNESSES to Return to United Solo 2014, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

SILENT WITNESSES find their voices in a return engagement at the 2014 United Solo Festival. Written and performed by Stephanie Satie and based on interviews with child survivors of the Holocaust, SILENT WITNESSES is an encore production set for one performance on Sunday, October 19 at 4PM. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

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