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Beautiful Soup to Present Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCaslandBeautiful Soup to Present Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCasland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, the plays of Steven Carl McCasland 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...)

Playwrights' Center to Open Ruth Easton New Play Series with FORGET ME NOT WHEN FAR AWAY, 12/8-9Playwrights' Center to Open Ruth Easton New Play Series with FORGET ME NOT WHEN FAR AWAY, 12/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Playwrights' Center kicks off its 2014-15 Ruth Easton New Play Series in December with Core Writer Kira Obolensky's new play 'Forget Me Not When Far Away.' There will be two readings of the play: Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. The readings are free and open to the public. (more...)

'ENEMIES', 'PROJECT AHAB', 'ADA LOVELACE' and More Set for Central Works' 25th Anniversary Season'ENEMIES', 'PROJECT AHAB', 'ADA LOVELACE' and More Set for Central Works' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Central Works 25th Anniversary Season celebrates the company's ongoing commitment to new works. Since 1991, the company has developed and produced 45 world premieres (many through its eponymous Central Works Method) bringing to the stage new works by local writers such as William Bivins, Christopher Chen, Anne Galjour, Gary Graves, Aaron Loeb, Patricia Milton, Geetha Reddy, Michael Gene Sullivan, and Brian Thorstenson, among others. As noted in Theater Bay Area Magazine, 'Berkeley's Central Works is probably host to more world premieres by local writers than any other company in the Bay Area.' The 2015 Season concludes with the company's 49th world premiere, a new play by Lauren Gunderson. Overall, the season showcases Central Works favorite sources of inspiration: current political events, history and literature. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth MossTickets on Sale Today for Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Producers have announced that tickets to the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will go on sale at 10:00 am today, November 21, 2014. (more...)

Tickets to Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss On Sale TomorrowTickets to Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Producers have announced that tickets to the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will go on sale at 10:00 am on November 21, 2014. Tickets will be available at Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or by visiting the box office of the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The box office will be open through January 4, 2015, and will reopen on January 26, 2015. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends Simon Stephens' PUNK ROCKMCC Theater Extends Simon Stephens' PUNK ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that the critically-acclaimed Punk Rock will extend by popular demand with performances now through December 14, 2014. (more...)

UK Production of THE NETHER Announces Full CastUK Production of THE NETHER Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

David Calder joins the West End cast of The Nether to play Doyle, previewing at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015 and opening on 23 February. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12weeks only to 25 April 2015. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production, The Nether is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott M Delman in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions, Lee Dean & Charles Diamond, 1001 Nights, JFL Theatricals/GHF Productions. (more...)

Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK, Opening TonightDouglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

MCC Theater welcomes film and TV star Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Lortel Award winner Annie Funke, Five-time Obie winner David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, and Noah Robbins, to star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new play by Simon Stephens and directed by Trip Cullman. Performances for Punk Rock began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on October 29, 2014. An official opening is set for tonight, November 17, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through December 7, 2014. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Host SISTERS THREE Reading, 11/18Celebration Theatre to Host SISTERS THREE Reading, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Bronte sisters, modern day. Due to the death of their brother, Charlotte has dropped out of society and joined a commune on Gondol Island. So Emily and Anne build a canoe to rescue her. In this off-center dramedy about family, social media, fame and the perfect cupcake, individual secrets and desires are revealed which could tear the sisters apart. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First PerformancePlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of POCATELLO, a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). (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...)

Firehouse Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMASFirehouse Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Firehouse Theatre is proud to announce the full cast and creative team working on the next production of its 21st Season, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel. Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, this touching family musical will play 14 performances, November 20 - December 20, 2014. Opening night is November 21. (more...)

James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced that James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show) will direct the final show of its 2014-2015 Season, the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart. Rich Girl will play May 23 - June 21, 2015. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss-Led THE HEIDI CHRONICLES Will Open at Broadway's Music Box Theatre on March 19!Elisabeth Moss-Led THE HEIDI CHRONICLES Will Open at Broadway's Music Box Theatre on March 19!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Producers have announced that the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will begin performances February 23, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) with an official opening on Thursday, March 19, 2015. It will star Golden Globe-winner and six-time Emmy Award-nominee Elisabeth Moss ('Mad Men,' 'Top of the Lake,' Speed-the-Plow) as Heidi Holland - a woman willing to do what it takes to take on the world. It will also star Emmy Award-nominee Jason Biggs ('Orange Is The New Black,' American Pie), and Tony Award-nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), and will feature Tracee Chimo (Lips Together, Teeth Apart, 'Orange Is The New Black,' Bad Jews) with additional casting to be announced. (more...)

Emmy Winner Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman & Frank Wood to Star in MCC's THE NETHEREmmy Winner Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman & Frank Wood to Star in MCC's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced initial casting for the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman. (more...)

'BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS' to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters'BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS' to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes Pegasus Theatre with the US premiere of BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS: KATE DIMBLEBY SINGS THE DORY PREVIN STORY, created and performed by Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano. Written with Amy Rosenthal, and directed by Cal McCrystal, BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Press opening is Thursday, December 18 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 5:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on December 25; the performances on December 24 and December 31 are at 6:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate WritersPlaywrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate Writers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Playwrights Horizons today announced several major initiatives that will expand the ways in which theater writers are compensated. As a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work, Playwrights Horizons is committed to establishing new standards in compensation that will directly benefit all of its writers and taking a leadership position in responding to the reality that theater writers are among the lowest-compensated creative artists in America. (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 - Nov 1, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Whitmore Eclectic's 'NIGHT, MOTHERPhoto Flash: First Look at Whitmore Eclectic's 'NIGHT, MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The issue of suicide has always been complicated and controversial. Whitmore Eclectic celebrates its 6th anniversary with a revival, presented in association with Ellen Gerstein Productions, of Marsha Norman's eloquent, darkly humorous, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'night, Mother. Aliah Whitmore directs Sylva Kelegian and Lisa Richards for a November 1 opening at The Lost Studio on La Brea Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo onstage below! (more...)

Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK, Beginning TonightDouglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

MCC Theater welcomes film and TV star Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Lortel Award winner Annie Funke, Five-time Obie winner David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, and Noah Robbins, to star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new play by Simon Stephens and directed by Trip Cullman. Performances for Punk Rock begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) tonight, October 29, 2014. An official opening is set for November 17, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through December 7, 2014. (more...)

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