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Sierra Stages to Open 8th Season with THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, 3/3-19Sierra Stages to Open 8th Season with THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, 3/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

?Sierra Stages opens its 2016 season with the enchanting, dark comedy "THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN". Written by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, "THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN" plays at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City from March 3-19. The play is directed by Sharon Winegar, with set design by Pamela Hodges, lighting design by Erin Beatie, and costume design by Paulette Gilbert. The cast includes local actors Alice Beloved, Chase Coney, Kim Ewing, Lois Ewing, John Gardiner, Ben Hedenland, Damiian Mario Lang, Ariana Rampy, and Robert Rossman. (more...)

TOKYO FISH STORY Gets Northern California Premiere at TheatreWorks This SpringTOKYO FISH STORY Gets Northern California Premiere at TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Northern California Premiere of TOKYO FISH STORY by Kimber Lee. (more...)

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This SpringRare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

ECLIPSED Makes Broadway History During Black History Month with Cast, Creative TeamECLIPSED Makes Broadway History During Black History Month with Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Eclipsed makes history during Black History Month.  Holding the special distinction of being led by the only two African-American lead producers on Broadway, Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, Eclipsed will be the first show in Broadway history with an entirely female cast and creative team, and further: an entirely Black cast and creative team.  Eclipsed begins previews later this month. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Co.'s NO WAKE to Transfer to Los AngelesRoute 66 Theatre Co.'s NO WAKE to Transfer to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with the LA-based VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of its hit Chicago production NO WAKE to Los Angeles. Written by William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior, NO WAKE's West Coast premiere will play February 25 - March 19, 2016 at VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. The press opening is Saturday, February 27 at 8 pm. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Sets February PanelTheater Resources Unlimited Sets February Panel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), and The Playroom Theatre, in association with TRU's Young Patrons and Artists' Circle (co-founders Molly Morris & Kimberly Eaton, Outreach Director, Christin Cato), present the February panel, New Voices of Diversity: The Gradual Evolution of Commercial Theater, on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm.  For more details visit http://truonline.org/events/new-voices-of-diversity/. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORSBristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues the 2015-2016 Season with the Neil Simon farce Rumors, running March 22-April 17.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Bruce Graham, Leonard Haas, Eleanor Handley, Valerie Leonard, Sean Thompson, Jo Twiss, Danny Vaccaro, Jessica Wagner, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

THE SORCERERS to Run 3/3-20 at TNCTHE SORCERERS to Run 3/3-20 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?Belgian playwright Serge Goriely turns conventional notions of voodoo on their heads with his Strindbergian play of magic, lies and intolerance, 'The Sorcerers.'  Theater for the New City will present the work's world premiere March 3 to 20, translated and directed by David Willinger. (more...)

Haviland Stillwell to Perform at Joe's PubHaviland Stillwell to Perform at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Broadway veteran Haviland Stillwell returns to Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre on Sunday, February 7th for a concert at 7:30pm, featuring her trademark eclectic and electric array of songs. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate 70 years of Tony Award-winning music in a blockbuster one-night-only concert event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

BWW Review: LADIES FOURSOME Explores the Secrets of FriendshipBWW Review: LADIES FOURSOME Explores the Secrets of Friendship
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 25, 2016

Golf is a game which requires patience and strategy, and in many ways, so does Norm Foster's 2014 comedy, The Ladies Foursome, mounted by Lewiston's Public Theatre. Directed by Judith Ivey and cast with a fine ensemble the four-character play about the secrets and sharing of a quartet of friends yields rewards for those who wait. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Hartford Stage presents William Shakespeare's most popular play, ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed productions of HAMLET, MACBETH, TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TEMPEST. The tragic romance will play from February 11 through March 20 only. (more...)

Pivot Arts Sets 2016 INCUBATOR PROGRAMPivot Arts Sets 2016 INCUBATOR PROGRAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

 Pivot Arts and Loyola University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) are pleased to announce the fourth year of their performing arts incubator program for artists that includes mentorships for Loyola undergraduates. The program provides ensembles and artists time and space to develop work that is innovative and often blurs the boundaries between music, dance, theater and other disciplines. Students work alongside professional artists on each project.  (more...)

Lea DeLaria to Return as Host for 61st Annual Obie Awards!Lea DeLaria to Return as Host for 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have confirmed that the 61st Annual Obie Awards will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Obie and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will return as the host. Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Join Jennifer Holliday for 42West Concert Next WeekTony Winner Laura Benanti to Join Jennifer Holliday for 42West Concert Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Jacob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers will present a one night only concert featuring TONY and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday along with the TONY Winning star of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre production of She Loves Me, Laura Benanti and The Color Purple¹s Rema Webb.  (more...)

ASTORIA STORIES to Celebrate Iconic Locations in Corner of QueensASTORIA STORIES to Celebrate Iconic Locations in Corner of Queens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to announce the world premiere production of ASTORIA STORIES, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Mac Praises The Drama Book Shop As 'A Place Of Ideas'VIDEO: Taylor Mac Praises The Drama Book Shop As 'A Place Of Ideas'
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2016

The award-winning playwright/performer once worked at the legendary theatre store. (more...)

PUNK GRANDPA to Play FRIGID New York This FebruaryPUNK GRANDPA to Play FRIGID New York This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

FRIGID New York presents A Glitter Candy production, PUNK GRANDPA by Laura Force Scruggs, this February at UNDER St. Marks (94 St Marks Pl. New York, NY 10009). (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Join Jennifer Holliday for Concert at 42WestTHE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Join Jennifer Holliday for Concert at 42West
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

acob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers will present a one night only concert featuring TONY and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday along with The Color Purple¹s Rema Webb.  Julie (more...)

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