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Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present ALWAYS...PATSY CLINEBristol Riverside Theatre to Present ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre rings in the new year with Always...Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley running January 27-February 22. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the cast features Jo Twiss and Jessica Wagner. Based on a true story, this intimate musical combines down-home country humor and heartache to recount the unlikely friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger. (more...)

Hampton Theatre Company to Open TIME STANDS STILL, Jan 17Hampton Theatre Company to Open TIME STANDS STILL, Jan 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

?'Time Stands Still,' the Tony nominated drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies about the impact of covering the Iraq war on a driven photojournalist, will be the second production of the Hampton Theatre Company's 30th anniversary season, opening on January 8 at the Quogue Community Hall. (more...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs January 16-February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

2015 Inge Festival to Honor Playwright Donald Margulies2015 Inge Festival to Honor Playwright Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Playwright Donald Margulies will be honored with the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, at the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, Kansas, at Independence Community College on April 19, 2015. The Inge Festival is the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas. (more...)

Tim Realbuto's WUNDERKIND Tour to Close in Orlando, Dec 27; Seeks Local PerformersTim Realbuto's WUNDERKIND Tour to Close in Orlando, Dec 27; Seeks Local Performers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Award winning New York Theatre performer/ writer and self proclaimed 'semi-star' Tim Realbuto has decided to end his critically acclaimed (not-so-solo) solo show Wunderkind in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 27th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Tim Realbuto to Bring WUNDERKIND to Orlando, 12/27Tim Realbuto to Bring WUNDERKIND to Orlando, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Award winning New York Theatre performer/ writer and self proclaimed "semi-star" Tim Realbuto has decided to end his critically acclaimed (not-so-solo) solo show Wunderkind in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 27th at 8:00 PM. A former child star of stage and screen and now adult co-writer of the popular Broadway-bound musical Ghostlight, Realbuto has toured Wunderkind all throughout New York City this past year, selling out every venue, including The Public Theatre. (more...)

Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's 'HERE'S HOOVER!' Workshop Begins Tonight in NYCAlex Timbers and Michael Friedman's 'HERE'S HOOVER!' Workshop Begins Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Les Freres Corbusier has announced its return to off-off-Broadway with a special workshop production of Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special, written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman and directed by Alex Timbers, beginning tonight, December 5 at 8:00 pm at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The workshop production runs through Sunday, December 21. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is number one while Broadway's The Cripple of Inishmaan and Rocky also nab spots on the list. (more...)

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment to Bring RENT to Cuba; Andy Senor, Jr. to DirectNederlander Worldwide Entertainment to Bring RENT to Cuba; Andy Senor, Jr. to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

According to The New York Times, the Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment has announced it will bring Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical to Havana next month. Directed by Andy Senor, Jr., who starred in RENT on Broadway, the show is slated to open on Christmas Eve at Bertolt Brecht Theater for an expected three month run. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham and More to Join The Civilians' A PRETTY FILTHY EVENING at 54 Below Next MonthBryce Pinkham and More to Join The Civilians' A PRETTY FILTHY EVENING at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is proud to have THE CIVILIANS present A Pretty Filthy Evening on Dec. 2, 2014. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY to Play 54 Below Next MonthTHE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY to Play 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The Sound Of Music Nuns' Christmas Party' on December 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm. It's been one year since you saw them on national TV in THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, but these sisters have reunited and are hosting the season's best and most irreverent Christmas party! Celebrate the season at 54 Below with an evening of holiday spirit, majestic choral singing and hilarious storytelling from some of the finest female voices on Broadway. Featuring Cameron Adams, Wendi Bergamini, Catherine Brunell, Paula Leggett Chase, Margot de La Barre, Rayanne Gonzales, Joy Hermalyn, Leah Horowitz, Autumn Hurlbert, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Jessica Molaskey, Sydney Morton, Elena Shaddow, Laura Shoop, Georgia Stitt and Rema Webb. (more...)

James Lapine to Receive Signature Theatre's 2015 Stephen Sondheim AwardJames Lapine to Receive Signature Theatre's 2015 Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

On March 30, 2015, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor the multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway playwright and director James Lapine with the company's sixth Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential musical theatre writer and composer, will be presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The Sondheim Award Gala will benefit Signature Theatre's artistic, education, and community programs. (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is thrilled to announce casting for the second production of its 2014/15 season, the world premiere of This Is Modern Art (based on true events) by acclaimed playwright Idris Goodwin and "Louder Than A Bomb" founder Kevin Coval. Directed by Lisa Portes, the cast of professional actors features Brittani Arlandis Green, Jerry MacKinnon, J. Salome Martinez Jr., Kelly O'Sullivan, Jessie D. Prez and Chris Rickett. (more...)

Jean Brassard, James Henry Doan & More to Star in Pan Asian Rep's FILM CHINOISJean Brassard, James Henry Doan & More to Star in Pan Asian Rep's FILM CHINOIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, now in its 38th Season, has announced the cast for the East Coast premiere of FILM CHINOIS, an atmospheric noir mystery set in 1940s China written by Singaporean playwright Damon Chua and directed by Kaipo Schwab. The production will begin previews on January 17, 2015 and run until February 8, 2015 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer). The official opening is on Thursday, January 22 at 7:30PM. (more...)

PICT Classic Theatre to Present Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12/4-20PICT Classic Theatre to Present Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

On the heels of the most-attended production in PICT's 18-year history, PICT Classic Theatre presents Charles Dickens' Great Expectations from December 4 - 20 at the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland. The final production before PICT's 2015 Downtown Series, Great Expectations concludes the year with an adored classic, perfect for the holiday season, which evokes feelings of nostalgia for countless readers worldwide. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 9Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 9
by - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Robert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonRobert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces five shows for its 2015/2016 season, featuring all new works, including the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by acclaimed Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley; the world premiere of Indecent, co-created by director Rebecca Taichman (Playhouse's Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Milk Like Sugar), and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), co-produced with Yale Repertory Theatre; and Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington (Memphis, The Wiz), directed by The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad, which had its first workshop during the Playhouse's 2014 DNA New Work Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside WIESENTHAL's Opening Night Off-Broadway with Judith Light, Tony Kushner & MorePhoto Flash: Inside WIESENTHAL's Opening Night Off-Broadway with Judith Light, Tony Kushner & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Daryl Roth and Karyl Lynn Burns present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal plays at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Go inside opening night below! (more...)

Les Freres Corbusier to Present 'HERE'S HOOVER!', Beginning 12/5Les Freres Corbusier to Present 'HERE'S HOOVER!', Beginning 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Les Freres Corbusier has announced its return to off-off-Broadway with a special workshop production of Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special, written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman and directed by Alex Timbers, beginning Friday, December 5 at 8:00 pm at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The workshop production runs through Sunday, December 21. (more...)

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