The American Repertory Theatre News

OSF-Commissioned ALL THE WAY Wins Five IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is delighted that The American Repertory Theatre (ART) production of Robert Schenkkan's All the Way, staged in the fall of 2013 and directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch, received five Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards. All the Way, which had its world premiere at OSF in 2012, is now playing on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre through June 29, 2014. (more...)

Boston College to Welcome Anne Bogart for Inaugural 'Perspectives on Theatre Series' Lecture, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The Boston College Theatre Department has announced that stage director, educator, essayist, and theatre visionary Anne Bogart will give the inaugural lecture in the Matthew R. DeVoy and John H. DeVoy IV Perspectives on Theatre Series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Bogart's presentation -- titled 'What's the Story: the role of storytelling in the theater of the 21st century and beyond' -- will take place at 7:00 pm in Gasson 100 at the center of Boston College's main campus. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage's THE WHALE Extends Through 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Due to critical and popular acclaim, SpeakEasy Stage Company is adding one additional week of performances to its New England premiere production of THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents Samuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

From today, March 7 through April 5, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 05, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast and Creative for RICH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

When sheltered Claudine meets starving artist Henry, she falls head over heels. But her mother, a tough-talking celebrity financial guru, has her doubts: Is Henry everything her daughter deserves or is he only after her money? Rich Girl, a modern day take on the classic play and film The Heiress, is a clever new comedy about women, men, mothers, and money but not necessarily in that order. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present Samuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE, 3/7-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

From March 7 through April 5, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

Bryan Cranston on Live Theatre, Playing LBJ, and Making His Broadway Debut in ALL THE WAY
by Hilary Kelly - Jan 29, 2014

Coming off back to back SAG and Golden Globe honors and following a successful run at The American Repertory Theatre, Bryan Cranston will make his Broadway debut this March in All The Way, playing former president Lyndon B. Johnson. Cranston spoke to Rolling Stone about how he prepared for the role, the challenges of live theatre, and his Breaking Bad fame. (more...)

Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC). (more...)

James Jackson Jr. to Present GROWN FOLKS REUNION at A.R.T., 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Performance artist James Jackson, Jr. is returning to his hometown for a one night only performance at The American Repertory Theatre's Club Oberon in Cambridge, MA on Sunday evening, February 16th at 8pm. A year has passed since James' last packed stop on Oberon's stage. (more...)

TheaterWorks Presents FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Freud's Last Session will run today, January 17 through February 23, 2014 at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

NOCTURNE by Adam Rapp to Begin Performances 1/31 at The Other Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Gregory Mayo and Irma Productions have announced their production of Nocturne by Adam Rapp, featuring George Regout and directed by Justin Ross. Previews begin on January 31 and opening is set for Saturday, February 8 at 8pm. Nocturne will play a limited engagement through March 9 at The Other Space @ The Actors Company in West Hollywood. (more...)

TheaterWorks to Present FREUD'S LAST SESSION, 1/17-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Freud's Last Session will run January 17 through February 23, 2014 at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS at the National Theatre - A Musical Treat
by Charles Shubow - Dec 27, 2013

Historic adaptation of PORGY AND BESS returns to National Theater. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, Starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, to Open at Neil Simon Theatre on 3/6; Previews Begin 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Louise Gund are pleased to announce that the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Repertory Theater production of ALL THE WAY, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's new play that stars three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad') as President Lyndon B. Johnson, will play The Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) for a limited run only. The play will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, with previews beginning Monday, February 10, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, March 6, 2014. It is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Boston College Theatre Department to Present THREE SISTERS, 11/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Boston College Theatre Department continues its 2013-2014 season with an exciting, non-traditional production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. The production will be directed by guest artist, David R. Gammons, the Theatre Department's Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts for the Fall 2013 semester. [More below.] Performances will take place on the Robsham Theater Arts Center main stage November 21-24. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre to Present DEAD HEAVY FANTASTIC October 24-November 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Dead Heavy Fantastic by Robert Farquhar as part of its Studio Works Series, October 24 - November 3 in the Studio Theater, Storrs. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Dead Heavy Fantastic Runs at CRT October 24 - November 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Dead Heavy Fantastic by Robert Farquhar as part of its Studio Works Series, October 24 - November 3 in the Studio Theater, Storrs. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: CRANSTON A BORN LEADER IN 'ALL THE WAY' AT A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - Oct 05, 2013

The Emmy Award-winning star of 'Breaking Bad' brings his considerable acting heft to the role of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in The American Repertory Theatre's exciting new production of 'All the Way' now through October 12 only. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites to Remount THE MIKADO at Steppenwolf Garage, Begin. 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

The Hypocrites has announced the return production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney. The Mikado will be remounted at the Steppenwolf Garage (1624 N Halsted St) this coming winter. (more...)

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