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Beautiful Soup Theater Welcomes Additional Cast Members for Steven Carl McCasland Festival of PlaysBeautiful Soup Theater Welcomes Additional Cast Members for Steven Carl McCasland Festival of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Additional casting has been announced for Beautiful Soup Theater's festival of plays by Steven Carl McCasland. Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, McCasland's plays will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Billie Holiday, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. (more...)

Road Theatre to Present West Coast Debut of THE ENGLISH BRIDE, 2/28-4/26Road Theatre to Present West Coast Debut of THE ENGLISH BRIDE, 2/28-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the third show of its 2014-2015 season, the West Coast Premiere of THE ENGLISH BRIDE, written by Lucile Lichtblau and directed by Marya Mazor, which will be running in repertory with The Other Place. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic DirectorPlaywrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons announced today the promotion of the theater company's Director of New Play Development Adam Greenfield to Associate Artistic Director. This is the first major change to the Artistic leadership of the acclaimed organization since Mr. Sanford was promoted from the same associate position to become Artistic Director in 1996. (more...)

Sheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at RattlestickSheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, True Love Productions and The Theatre @ Boston Court have announced that the New York Premiere of Everything You Touch, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, will begin previews Wednesday, January 28 at 8pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The official opening night is set for Thursday, February 12 at 7pm. Everything You Touch is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 29, 2015. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP, 2/13-22Perseverance Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP, 2/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Perseverance Theatre (PT) starts 2015 off with the award winning play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. The Mountaintop runs in the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts February 13 - 22, 2015. Tickets are available through the Centertix box office, online at Centertix.net and by calling 263-ARTS. There is one pay-as-you-can preview on Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCEFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set forSunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Rive Productions to Premiere KLIPPIES at Southwark Playhouse in MayRive Productions to Premiere KLIPPIES at Southwark Playhouse in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The world premiere of South African playwright Jessica Sian's Klippies comes to Southwark Playhouse in May, presented by Rive Productions and directed by Chelsea Walker with designs by Holly Pigott. (more...)

Town Hall Arts Center to Stage Sarah Ruhl's THE CLEAN HOUSE, 1/9-2/1Town Hall Arts Center to Stage Sarah Ruhl's THE CLEAN HOUSE, 1/9-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The next production in Town Hall Arts Center's 2014-2015 Season will be The Clean House, written by Sarah Ruhl. The play won the 2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, awarded annually to the best English-language play written by a woman, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. The Clean House is directed by Robert Wells, recently at Town Hall directing the 2014-2015 opening production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (more...)

Ben Rosenfield & Sophia Anne Caruso Join Cast of MCC Theater's THE NETHERBen Rosenfield & Sophia Anne Caruso Join Cast of MCC Theater's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman. Ben Rosenfield, memorably of the final two seasons of "Boardwalk Empire," and rising talent Sophia Anne Caruso will take on the roles of Woodnut and Iris, respectively. As previously announced, The Nether will also star "Nurse Jackie" Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever, New York theater veteran Peter Friedman and Tony Award winner Frank Wood. (more...)

Newcomers to Join Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES on Broadway; Full Cast Set!Newcomers to Join Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES on Broadway; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Producers have announced that Ali Ahn will play the role of Susan Johnston, Leighton Bryan will play the roles of Jill/Debbie/Lisa, Elise Kibler will play the roles of Becky/Clara/Denise, and Andy Truschinski will play the roles of Chris Boxer/Mark/Waiter/Ray in the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles. This will be the Broadway debut for Ahn and Truschinski, and, with the exception of understudy roles, this will also be the Broadway debut for Bryan and Kibler. (more...)

UK's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH Reveals Full Cast, Including Christine BottomleyUK's HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH Reveals Full Cast, Including Christine Bottomley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

"Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad.'? Full casting is announced today for How to Hold Your Breath, a new play by Zinnie Harris. Directed by the Royal Court's Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, the cast join the previously announced Maxine Peake on the first day of rehearsals today.? ? (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Stage Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, 2/14-3/1Theatrical Outfit to Stage Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, 2/14-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Theatrical Outfit continues its "Season of Compassion" with the awe-inspiring regional premiere of Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, which reveals the astonishing personal and professional discoveries awaiting real-life female American astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921). (more...)

Perseverance to Kick Off the New Year with Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, 1/9-2/1Perseverance to Kick Off the New Year with Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, 1/9-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Perseverance Theatre (PT) starts the New Year off with the award winning play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. The Mountaintop runs on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage January 9, 2014 - February 1, 2015. (more...)

Aux Dog Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY, Beginning 1/9Aux Dog Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY, Beginning 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

MR. BURNS, a post electric play by Anne Washburn will be directed by Victoria J Liberatori with musical direction by Nathaniel Flake for Aux Dog Theatre Company on February 2, 2015. (more...)

DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Dallas Theater Center heads back to the Kalita Humphreys Theater with The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias. Meredith McDonough, who previously worked on the new hit musical Fly By Night, returns to make her DTC directorial debut in this comedy about books and the people who love them. The Book Club Play begins previews on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

FLEABAG Coming to Birmingham Rep in JanuaryFLEABAG Coming to Birmingham Rep in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The multi-award winning production of Fleabag from DryWrite and Soho Theatre comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Wednesday 14 January to Saturday 17 January as part of a UK tour. (more...)

Kristen Connolly, William Jackson Harper & More to Star in Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBOKristen Connolly, William Jackson Harper & More to Star in Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for PLACEBO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series "The Americans," "House of Cards" on Netflix.). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4,000 Miles, [sic]), the play will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Jackalope Presents CRUMBLE (LAY ME DOWN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE), 11/13-12/20Jackalope Presents CRUMBLE (LAY ME DOWN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE), 11/13-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Jackalope is proud to announce the full casting and expanded production team for the first show of its 7th season, Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake). The show runs November 13 - December 20, 2014 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway. (more...)

Anna Kirkland, Morgan DeTogne and More Join Beautiful Soup's May 2015 Festival of McCasland PlaysAnna Kirkland, Morgan DeTogne and More Join Beautiful Soup's May 2015 Festival of McCasland Plays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Beautiful Soup's previously announced festival of plays by Steven Carl McCasland has announced the newest members of their repertory company. (more...)

Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY Opens Tonight at Chicago's Steppenwolf TheatreBroadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY Opens Tonight at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 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 opens tonight, December 14, 2014 and runs through February 8, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

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