The Public Theatre News

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce further details of their new production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande, including the complete three-part series of behind-the-scenes production videos.  The impressionistic French opera, with its luminous and hypnotic score, is being presented at Severance Hall May 2, 4, and 6, 2017.  The creative team for this brand-new, made-for-Cleveland production is being led by Director Yuval Sharon working with Set Designer Mimi Lien, Lighting and Projection Designer Jason Thompson, Choreographer Danielle Agami, and Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley. (more...)

Cast Complete for Reading of Romeo & Juliet Prequel LADY CAPULET in NYCCast Complete for Reading of Romeo & Juliet Prequel LADY CAPULET in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective has announced full casting of the Shakespeare-inspired LADY CAPULET, a prequel to Romeo and Juliet, which will be presented as a staged reading as part of their New Works Series on Monday, May 1, at 7pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the RoadFUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 18, 2017

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld. (more...)

LOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall TheatreLOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for the Houston premiere of Lobby Hero, written by acclaimed playwright and Manchester by the Sea's Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

Kevin R Free and Jeff Hiller Reveal The Worst Of Themselves in New Comedy ShowKevin R Free and Jeff Hiller Reveal The Worst Of Themselves in New Comedy Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

MYCARL PRODUCTIONS, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS and FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade, is pleased to present the once monthly comedy performance of No, I'M the Worst!!!, created and hosted by Kevin R. Free. (more...)

Lea DeLaria Returns To Host Obie AwardsLea DeLaria Returns To Host Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner & CEO) have just announced that the 62nd Annual Obie Awards will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Stray Cat Theatre to Close 16-17 Season with Gender-Bent Comedy HIRStray Cat Theatre to Close 16-17 Season with Gender-Bent Comedy HIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Stray Cat Theatre presents Hir by Taylor Mac, directed by Ron May.  (more...)

Better Yourself by Getting to Know the Cast of WAR PAINT- Opens Tonight!Better Yourself by Getting to Know the Cast of WAR PAINT- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 6, 2017

War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Storm Large with Le Bonheur at SOPAC 5/5: STORMY LOVE Celebrates American SongbookStorm Large with Le Bonheur at SOPAC 5/5: STORMY LOVE Celebrates American Songbook
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Storm Large, along with her band Le Bonheur, returns to the stage at South Orange Performing Arts Center May 5 at 8 p.m. to enchant audiences with Stormy Love, her singular renditions of American songbook classics. Known for her passionate vocal interpretations and her sizzling stage presence, you will be "taken by Storm" as you experience this sublime and unique performer. After her performance, she will sit down for an interview in the Loft with NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

3rd Annual New Works Brooklyn Festival to Feature Plays by Lindsey Ferrentino and More3rd Annual New Works Brooklyn Festival to Feature Plays by Lindsey Ferrentino and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its third annual New Works Brooklyn festival on April 5 - 9, 2017. (more...)

Promethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, GirardouxPromethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, Girardoux
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Social commentary and satire with parallels to today, told through fantasy or absurdism, will be the focus of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 season. (more...)

Previews Start Thursday for WAM Theatre's EMILE...Previews Start Thursday for WAM Theatre's EMILE...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

WAM Theatre's eighth season continues with the limited run remount of the company's very successful 2013 production of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, featuring the entire original cast. The production will run from March 30-April 9, 2017, and be presented at Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox.   (more...)

Writers of Color to Stand in the Spotlight in Musical Theatre Factory's LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SINGWriters of Color to Stand in the Spotlight in Musical Theatre Factory's LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory has announced that it will present 'LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING'on April 12th at 9:30PM as the next offering in its lineup of Joe's Pub Concert Series. (more...)

Pushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Union County PACPushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, "Peter and the Wolf" at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ on Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 am. In their 43rd Season of touring theater for young audiences -- bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States -- Pushcart continues their residency in the beautifully appointed historic theater in Rahway. (more...)

Get to Know the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!Get to Know the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 26, 2017

Sweat, the new Broadway play opens today at Studio 54. The critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The Public Theater. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2017 INK'D Festival of New Plays LineupThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2017 INK'D Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, announces the lineup for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. (more...)

World Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next MonthWorld Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN, a new part of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy beginning with the solo piece SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, and with four total parts, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND MIA (in development), and now the newest, ROMAN AND SHARON, about the marriage of actress and model Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This SpringCleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

Performances Added to CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD at IRTPerformances Added to CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD at IRT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Hard Sparks gives the ancients a twist with a pair of shows in rep: Melody Bates and Rebecca Hart's The Cabaret at the End of the World (directed by Joan Jubett), set in a nightclub in Julius Caesar-era Rome; and Bob Bartlett's Bareback Ink (directed by David Drake), a modern queer update of the Ganymede myth, set in a tattoo shop. (more...)

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