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The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOOThe Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This SpringEstelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Storm Theatre Kicks Off 20th Season With World Premiere Of DECONSTRUCTIONStorm Theatre Kicks Off 20th Season With World Premiere Of DECONSTRUCTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The Storm Theatre, in association with Christopher Ekstrom Productions, kicks off its 20th anniversary season with the world premiere of 'Deconstruction,' by Jonathan Leaf. The historically-inspired play directed by Storm Artistic Director Peter Dobbins, runs Mar. 3 - Mar. 25, Grand Hall (at St. Mary's Parish), 440 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002, for 16 performances. Tickets are on sale now for $25 and can be purchased at SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com. (more...)

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Open This Sunday Off-BroadwayRING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Open This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) will officially open this Sunday, February 12th at 6:30pm at New York City Center Stage II. (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company to Present BIG LOVEPoint Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company to Present BIG LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents Charles L. Mee's Big Love. Big Love gives a fresh twist on Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women, one of the oldest plays in the western world. (more...)

J. Julian Christopher Named Director of INTAR's UNIT52J. Julian Christopher Named Director of INTAR's UNIT52
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

INTAR today announced that longtime INTAR artist J. Julian Christopher would become the Director of this year's UNIT52. UNIT52 is a company of actors who train one day a week, with a public presentation by the end of the season, which is an important element of the program. (more...)

Jack Garfein Will Chat SOMETHING WILD Film, Acting Techniques and More at The Drama Book ShopJack Garfein Will Chat SOMETHING WILD Film, Acting Techniques and More at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome internationally-renowned director and acting teacher, Jack Garfein, to speak about his groundbreaking, psychologically complex film, Something Wild, his book, Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor and his world-famous Master Classes on acting technique now given at his newly opened Jack Garfein Studio in the Theater District. (more...)

Frog & Peach's MACBETH Heads for Final Week of PerformancesFrog & Peach's MACBETH Heads for Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company's  Winter 2017 season production of  Macbeth, Shakespeare's  most terrifying tale of blood, war and witchcraft, will end its scheduled four week engagement at NYC's Sheen Center Black Box Theater on Sunday, February 12, There are only six performances left on Saturday, Feb 4 at 7:30 PM, Sunday, Feb 5, at 3 PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb 9, 10 and 11 at 7 PM and Sunday, Feb 12, at 3 PM. And tickets are going fast! (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Announces Elisabeth Karlin as the Winner of the 2017 Stanley Drama AwardWagner College Theatre Announces Elisabeth Karlin as the Winner of the 2017 Stanley Drama Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Elisabeth Karlin for her play, "The Showman and the Spirit." (more...)

LA MAMA Will Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOTLA MAMA Will Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

'Inside the Actors Studio' Unites the Cast of HBO's 'Girls' 2/9'Inside the Actors Studio' Unites the Cast of HBO's 'Girls' 2/9
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Bravo Media's Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton, presents a laugh-out-loud, yet intimate episode with the cast of HBO's critically-acclaimed comedy “Girls” on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm ET/PT. Creator, co-executive producer and star, Lena Dunham is joined by fellow cast members Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams to appear on Lipton's stage and discuss their most cherished experiences just days before the start of the final season premiering on HBO this Sunday, February 12th at 10pm ET/PT. Loosely drawn from Dunham's personal life, the Emmy Award-winning series is a comedic look at the raw humiliations and intermittent triumphs of a group of girls in their mid-20's living in New York City. (more...)

Rob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed and More Announced For New York Premiere Of CHURCH & STATERob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed and More Announced For New York Premiere Of CHURCH & STATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Charlotte Cohn, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and SCS Innovations LLC, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, announced today the complete cast and creative team for the upcoming New York Premiere of Church & State, the critically acclaimed play by Jason Odell Williams. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Cast Set for Cherry Lane's THE SIBLINGS PLAY as Part of MENTOR PROJECT 2017Cast Set for Cherry Lane's THE SIBLINGS PLAY as Part of MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre and Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors, have announced casting for the first production of the award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season - Ren Dara Santiago's THE SIBLINGS PLAY - being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from February 22 - March 4, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Angelica Page Brilliantly Lives Out Her Mother's Life and Career in TURNING PAGEBWW Review: Angelica Page Brilliantly Lives Out Her Mother's Life and Career in TURNING PAGE
by Don Grigware - Jan 27, 2017

Angelica Page stands quietly stage left and watches a home movie of herself on a giant rear screen. She sees a seemingly innocent little girl running around and playing with her mother Geraldine Page. When the film is over, she steps forward ever so slowly into the spotlight and addresses the audience fearlessly, 'My mother is haunting me.' At that precise moment, we sense we are in good hands. The family talent assuredly has rubbed off on Angelica Page, and we are in for a brilliantly honed theatrical evening. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

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Cuba Gooding Jr. to Visit Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, 2/2Cuba Gooding Jr. to Visit Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, 2/2
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Bravo Media's Emmy Award-winning INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, hosted by James Lipton welcomes iconic performer Cuba Gooding, Jr. to the stage on Thursday, February 2 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Works by Mashuq Deen, Catherine Filloux and More Slated for International Human Rights Art FestivalWorks by Mashuq Deen, Catherine Filloux and More Slated for International Human Rights Art Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Playwright Mashuq Deen (New Dramatists Fellow 2022) brings the story of his own transgender journey as a member of a traditional South Asian family and Playwright Catherine Filloux, winner of more than 40 awards for playwriting, activism and peace work, brings her latest work to the stage at New York City's first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, the International Human Rights Art Festival. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater Announces 2017 North Carolina Comedy Arts FestivalDSI Comedy Theater Announces 2017 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

February brings DSI Comedy Theater's largest event of the year. This year, it is giving DSI a chance to showcase a new direction and continue its 17th year tradition of showcasing comedy from up and down the east coast and across the country. (more...)

MAC & Bistro Award-Winner BILLIE ROE Continues Run of Provocative Show MONOPOLY at Don't Tell Mama, 2/12 & 2/19MAC & Bistro Award-Winner BILLIE ROE Continues Run of Provocative Show MONOPOLY at Don't Tell Mama, 2/12 & 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Billie Roe's uniquely provocative musical show MONOPOLY: SINGING THE LIVES FROM BALTIC AVENUE TO BOARDWALK, combines biting political commentary, humanity, and humor with songs by composers as diverse as Kurt Weill, Alan Jay Lerner, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones, Pink Floyd, and Bono from U2. Roe's pithy and poignant script brings the people who reside within one of the world's most popular board games to life. MONOPOLY has earned Roe a BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Award Nomination for 'Best Show, Female.' Directed by multiple Award-winning cabaret star Mark Nadler, with music direction by Steven Ray Watkins (the two combined on the show's musical arrangements), Billie Roe's MONOPOLY moves to Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th St, New York, NY) on February 12 and 19, 2017, both shows at 5:30 PM. For reservations, call: 212-757-0788 (more...)

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