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Annie Baker's JOHN Adds Sunday Performance to Sold-Out RunAnnie Baker's JOHN Adds Sunday Performance to Sold-Out Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Signature Theatre just announced one additional, final performancefortheir critically acclaimed production ofJOHN,written by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker(The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winnerSam Gold(Fun Home). The production, which kickedoff Signature's 25thAnniversary Season,will now play its final performance onSunday, September 6that7:30pm.All other performances are sold out. (more...)

Viola Davis to Star in Denzel Washington-Helmed Film Adaptation of FENCESViola Davis to Star in Denzel Washington-Helmed Film Adaptation of FENCES
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress Viola Davis revealed that she will star in a film adaptation of the Broadway drama FENCES, to be directed by Denzel Washington. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANSMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

Michael C. Hall, Sally Field & Michael Emerson to Lead GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS Benefit ReadingMichael C. Hall, Sally Field & Michael Emerson to Lead GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Tectonic Theater Project is proud to announce a star-studded one-night-only special benefit reading of Moises Kaufman's GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, the award-winning play about Oscar Wilde and the trials for his 'crime' of homosexuality, on October 5, 2015 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater (524 W 59th St). (more...)

NYTW Now Offering $25 Tickets to First Two Previews of All Upcoming ShowsNYTW Now Offering $25 Tickets to First Two Previews of All Upcoming Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW)has announced a new CheapTix program, which will make all single tickets to the first two performances of every NYTW production available to the general public at $25. The program will kick off with FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND, the first production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2015/16 Season. FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND begins previews on Friday, September 11, 2015 and officially opens on Monday, September 28, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 18, 2015. Tickets for FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND are now on sale at www.nytw.org. (more...)

Chris Kelley's THE WHISKEY MAIDEN to Premiere at Theatre of NOTE This SeptChris Kelley's THE WHISKEY MAIDEN to Premiere at Theatre of NOTE This Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Theatre of NOTE closes its 2015 season with the world premiere of THE WHISKEY MAIDEN, written and directed by Chris Kelley, making this his 20th production at Theatre of NOTE. (more...)

Michael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at RattlestickMichael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Hamlet In Bed, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will begin previews Friday, August 28, at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole. The official opening night is set for Thursday, September 10; the production will run through Sunday, October 25. (more...)

Intiman Theatre to Stage New Comedy JOHN BAXTER IS A SWITCH HITTER, 8/20-9/27Intiman Theatre to Stage New Comedy JOHN BAXTER IS A SWITCH HITTER, 8/20-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

When local gay softball league favorites the Seattle Fireflies go up against the champion San Francisco Hornets, an all-American pastime turns into an impromptu inquisition as one team halts the game to accuse their opponent of having too many "straight ringers" on their roster. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A starrySPAMALOT opens at the Hollywood Bowl and more! (more...)

New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN.The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30,in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Christine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum OfferingsChristine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only performances and conversations that connect dramatic literature to the way we live now. Now in its sixth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 FellowsNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announcedthe playwrights and directors selected for the 2015/16 season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Nathan Alan Davis, Hansol Jung and Patricia Ione Lloyd and the directors are Noelle Ghoussaini, Alexandru Mihail and Danya Taymor. (more...)

City Theatre Company's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION Opens 7/31City Theatre Company's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION Opens 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The City Theatre Company continues to sizzle this summer with Terrence McNally's critically acclaimed play Love! Valour! Compassion, opening July 31. Hailed by many critics as McNally at the top of his form and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, the celebrated Broadway show is directed by Matthew Burnett and runs four weekends through August 23. Lots of laughs and love with live theatre not to be missed! (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Ruthie Ann Miles and More Set for NYCLU's BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit TonightMichael Cerveris, Ruthie Ann Miles and More Set for NYCLU's BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, welcomes a star-studded lineup for its annual benefit concert. 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom,' a celebratory event in honor of the recent Supreme Court victory for the freedom to marry, will boast performances by some of Broadway's finest tonight, July 20, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

Westport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-BroadwayWestport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Casting is set for Signature Theatre'sworld premiere of A.R. Gurney's new play Love & Money, directed by Mark Lamos. (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This FallRob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take overClassic Stage Company when it begins its2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/16/15- Tony KushnerSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/16/15- Tony Kushner
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Tony Kushner! Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/16/2015 - AMAZING GRACE Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/16/2015 - AMAZING GRACE Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AMAZING GRACE sails to Broadway, SOMETHING ROTTEN! gathers at B&N and more! (more...)

Genesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two SeasonsGenesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Genesis Foundation will fund Signature Theatre's innovative Residency Five program, supporting nine playwrights over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.The current nine Residency Five playwrights are Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor. (more...)

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