Theater Productions News

Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Tickets go on sale to the general public and rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, September 16 for the Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, now playing on the Mainstage. (more...)

Martha Wash to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 10/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Thirty years after proclaiming "It's Raining Men," music legend Martha Wash will make her debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Thursday, October 23 (8 p.m.) and Friday, October 24 (8 p.m.). Ms. Wash's music career spans genres from pop to dance to R&B, and is responsible for some of the most celebrated music to ever hit the airwaves. Her more than three decade career has produced two Grammy nominations and #1 hits such as, "It's Raining Men," "Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)", and "Carry On." Tickets for Martha Wash range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Center Stage Opera Kicks Off Tenth Season with LA TRAVIATA; Full Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Los Angeles, CA – To begin their 10th Season, Center Stage Opera will be presenting three performances of Verdi's La Traviata at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park this September. Verdi's tragic love story has touched the hearts of countless opera-goers since its premiere in 1853 and this production anticipates upholding this tradition. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CATS at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. Performances are now through October 12, 2014. Press opening is this Saturday, September 13 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Asian Arts Initiative to Host 2014 National Asian American Theater Conference, 10/8-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Asian Arts Initiative will serve as the host for the 4th National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival, presented by the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Actors (CAATA) this October, bringing the event to Philadelphia for the first time. The Conference and Festival (ConFest) will feature a series of Asian American Theater Productions open to the general public and offer conference attendees a full schedule of professional development programming under the 2014 theme "Home: Here? There? Where?" from Oct. 8-12, 2014. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BROOMSTICK Runs 10/11-11/30 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Trick or Treat. Director Stephen Sachs and actress Jenny O'Hara (Bakersfield Mist) reunite for the wickedly entertaining, spine-chilling West Coast premiere of Broomstick by John Biguenet. A funny, poignant and "spell" binding tale about the magic of the human heart, Broomstick opens at the Fountain Theatre on Oct. 11. (more...)

Capitol Center For The Arts to Offer National Theatre Live Broadcasts During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

London National Theatre's groundbreaking National Theatre Live will broadcast seven of the best live British Theater Productions to the Capitol Center for the Arts during 2014-15 season. Performances include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on September 30; Medea on October 14; A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson on October 28; Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller on November 29; Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy on December 28; JOHN on January 4; and Treasure Island on February 22. Don't miss your chance to experience the best of British Theatre right here in New Hampshire. (more...)

Theatre From Life On the Street to Offer Encore Performance of 'HUSTLIN,' 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Theatre From Life On the Street: Hustlin at the McCadden Theatre Huslin is an original play by The Strindberg Laboratory. This is the first play The Strindberg Laboratory has done in connection with SST productions. Hustlin was the pick of the day on LA Weekly on August 17th with the two opening performances. It was recognized in the Los Angeles Times on September 3. Stringberg Laboratory is proud to present one more special performance on Sunday September 7th at 4pm at the McCadden Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood. This is the first play The Strindberg Laboratory has written and performed with members of Skid Row Recovery Program in Downtown Los Angeles. Some of the comments audience members made through email and facebook were: 'Amazing and powerful theater experience with stellar actors. So creative.' 'I saw the 2pm show. It was AMMAZZZZZING!! After years of drug and alcohol destruction, I'm in recovery. You guys are talented and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your gifts and I hope to see more of your artistic talents in the future!!' '…Experience the ups and downs of hustlers, pimps, prostitutes, corrupt ministers and ex-cons trying to survive in a world where the game is stacked against them.' (more...)

Ralph Lee's 'THE DANCING FOX' Starts This Weekend at St. John the Divine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company will return for its annual September season in the lovely Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with 'The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East,' five enchanting tales from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, including the writings of Sufi mystics, along with fables and folklore of the region. Six weekend performances, September 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 PM in the Garden, entrance on 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Treading on Broken Glass
by Kristen Morale - Sep 04, 2014

As a result of one man's interest and dedication to the proper telling of actress Laurette Taylor's magnificent story, New York is now fortunate enough to own a piece of the treasure that is Steven Carl MccCasland's What Was Lost. Written and directed by McCasland and hereby added to the list of successful and praise-worthy Beautiful Soup Theater Productions, which include a recent production of Liliom and the critically acclaimed Little Wars, What Was Lost is a complete surprise to both those familiar with the story of stage actress Laurette Taylor, and to those who have yet to understand the fortitude one woman can possess in the depths of her nearly shattered heart. It is truly one of my best experiences at the Dorothy Strelsin Theater. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Signs Worldwide Record Deal; New Album 'Coming Home', PBS Special Coming This November
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth has just signed a worldwide recording deal with Concord Music Group, and will release her newest album, 'Coming Home on November 18th. (more...)

New Children's Book GOLLYWOOD, HERE I COME! Has a Rare Hero
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

While video games, movies and sports are vying for children's attention, reading... and reading to them... is becoming a lost art. The new children's picture book, GOLLYWOOD, HERE I COME! is a true contender that makes reading an exciting option. It features the adventures of an ambitious turkey named Anamazie Marie LaBelle, in a vivid tale children ages five to eight are likely to gobble up. (more...)

Neil Meron & Craig Zadan to Team on Celebrity Adventure Series for NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The dynamic team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have taken on yet another exciting project heading to TV. (Do these guys ever rest? (more...)

Patti Gallagher & Mark Almy Star in DYNAMIC DUO in Palm Desert 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Local singers Patti Gallagher and Mark Almy will perform their new cabaret concert show, "Dynamic Duo" at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2 PM. The show will include famous duets from memorable musicals in duet history by composers such as Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz and more. Joining them will be acclaimed musical director Paul Cracchiolo on the baby grand. (more...)

'REDBONE', Guest Curator Eric Schmalenberger and More Set for The Wild Project, Now thru Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wild Project has announced its current and upcoming lineup through September 2014. Details below! (more...)

OLYMPICS UBER ALLES Begins Limited Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Franaleo Productions will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles, beginning a limited engagement tomorrow, Wednesday August 27th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Debra Whitfield directs a cast that features Jim DiMunno Tim Dowd, Michael Engberg, Amy Handra, Darrell Purcell, Joshua Quat, Stewart A. Schneck, and Jenn Susi. This limited run continues through September 21st only. Olympics Über Alles will have scenic and lighting design by Duane Pagano with costume design by Janice O'Donnell and sound and projections design by Paul Bourgeois. The performance runs two hours including intermission. (more...)

ABSOLUTELY FILTHY and More Among FringeNYC's 2012 Overall Excellence Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Winners of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at The Cutting Room in New York. (more...)

T.R. Knight Will Return to the Stage in Samuel D. Hunter's POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced casting for POCATELLO, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

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