The Public Theatre News

Pushcart Payers to Bring STONE SOUP...AND OTHER STORIES to Union County PACPushcart Payers to Bring STONE SOUP...AND OTHER STORIES to Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Stone Soup…and other stories" at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 8 at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway NJ. (more...)

Skylight Theatre to Spotlight HIV/AIDS with SHADES OF DISCLOSURESkylight Theatre to Spotlight HIV/AIDS with SHADES OF DISCLOSURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Skylight Theatre Company kicks off their new season with the World Premiere of SHADES OF DISCLOSURE, created and performed by the revolutionary voice of QueerWise. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADFull Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf TheatreCast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cor Theatre and Stage Left Present WHAT OF THE NIGHT?Photo Flash: Cor Theatre and Stage Left Present WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sex, power, institutional failure, human frailty, betrayal, dreams and madness are at the core of celebrated Cuban-American writer Maria Irene Fornes's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory to Present Developmental Run of THE DISAPPEARING MAN Folk OperaMusical Theatre Factory to Present Developmental Run of THE DISAPPEARING MAN Folk Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present four developmental presentations of THE DISAPPEARING MAN, a new folk opera with book, music and lyrics by Jahn Sood, direction by West Hyler and musical direction by Max Mamon, January 19th at 2pm and 7pm and January 21st at 3pm and 8pm at the Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette Street, 3rd floor. (more...)

Patrick Page and More to Lead Shakespeare Workshop at Red Bull TheaterPatrick Page and More to Lead Shakespeare Workshop at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

These master instructors and top working professionals will take you from voice and text work to on-your-feet scene study and help you discover how to make Shakespeare's verse soar! (more...)

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old VicDavid Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul University to Present World Premiere of NIGHT RUNNERThe Theatre School at DePaul University to Present World Premiere of NIGHT RUNNER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Night Runner, a world premiere by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes, with musical direction by Mikel Patrick Avery, choreography by Breon Arzell, and fight choreography by Katherine Coyl. Night Runner is a part of The Theatre School's Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. (more...)

Geva Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECTGeva Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????Geva Theatre Center presents The Lake Effect, Rajiv Joseph's play about family, friendship and food. The Lake Effect will be performed in the Fielding Stage from February 2 to February 19. (more...)

Choreographer Sonya Tayeh and HURRICANE DIANE at TRTChoreographer Sonya Tayeh and HURRICANE DIANE at TRT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Choreographer Sonya Tayeh is working with Two River Theater on the upcoming production, 'Hurricane Diane.' Written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman, the show will be on the Red Bank stage from January 14th to February 12th. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Chats Sondheim's 'Challenging' BUNUEL Melodies; Musical to Bow This Fall Off-BroadwayMatthew Morrison Chats Sondheim's 'Challenging' BUNUEL Melodies; Musical to Bow This Fall Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Stephen Sondheim's new songs have stumped a seasoned performer, writes the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

East West Players Announces Cast and Creative Team of FREE OUTGOING by Anupama ChandrasekharEast West Players Announces Cast and Creative Team of FREE OUTGOING by Anupama Chandrasekhar
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the US premiere of Free Outgoing, which Time Out, London has praised as "…a gripping and insightful story", and The Independent has called "…profoundly affecting." Written by Anupama Chandrasekhar and directed by Snehal Desai in his directorial debut as EWP Artistic Director, Free Outgoing begins performances on February 9 and runs until March 12, 2017, with opening night on February 15.   (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This WinterYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. (more...)

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE to Open Way Off Broadway's 2017 Mainstage SeasonTHE PIRATES OF PENZANCE to Open Way Off Broadway's 2017 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Earlier this year, producers for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing dinner theatre, announced the lineup of shows for its 2017 Season. Kicking off 2017's blockbuster year, will be the hilarious pirate farce, The Pirates of Penzance, opening in January. (more...)

The Public Theatre Releases New Trailer for A CHRISTMAS CAROLThe Public Theatre Releases New Trailer for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

'There's a great reason why this story is told during the holidays and will never go away', says author and Artistic Director Christopher Schario. (more...)

ARE YOU SERIOUS? - A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE INQUIRES Extends at Cornelia Street CafeARE YOU SERIOUS? - A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE INQUIRES Extends at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Cornelia Street Cafe has extended playwright Tulis McCall's critically lauded solo performance, Are You Serious? - A Woman of a Certain Age Inquires through February 2017. (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm to Star in SNOW WAY OUT Reading at York Theatre CompanyLesli Margherita and Max Crumm to Star in SNOW WAY OUT Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The hilarious new holiday musical Snow Way Out has been selected to close out the York Theatre Company's reading series for 2016 with a one-time only star-studded reading on December 19th at 2:00 PM at The York Theatre, 619 Lexington Ave (E. 54th Street) on the lower level of Saint Peter's Church. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

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