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BWW Reviews: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED at Desert Rose PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED at Desert Rose Playhouse
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 23, 2015

The Desert Rose Playhouse, in Rancho Mirage, California, is presenting yet another fine production - its last show for the 2014-15 season. Douglas Carter Beane's THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED is an edgy comedy which raises serious questions and which contains serious moments, especially in the second act. It is well-acted and superbly staged. I recommend this show for adults with one caveat: It contains brief moments of full frontal male nudity, and is therefore not suitable for everyone. (more...)

The Wilma Theater to Close 2014-15 Season with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADThe Wilma Theater to Close 2014-15 Season with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which will mark the Wilma's 11th production of a work by Tom Stoppard, minor characters take center stage as they journey on a boat taking Prince Hamlet to England with players from the royal court. As these characters unknowingly sail to a fate Shakespeare has already scripted for them, arguments of free will and determinism abound, all set to the constant travel game of flipping coins. In this battle of wits, Stoppard's characteristic wordplay and case of mistaken identities create a spectacle that's philosophical, clownish, and complete with a pirate-ambush. (more...)

Cast Set for Ken Urban's SENSE OF AN ENDING World Premiere at Theatre503 This SpringCast Set for Ken Urban's SENSE OF AN ENDING World Premiere at Theatre503 This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The world premiere of award-winning playwright Ken Urban's Sense of an Ending, directed by Jonathan O'Boyle, will be showing at Theatre503 from May. This compelling political thriller shines a light on journalistic truth amid the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide. The production will run at Theatre503, The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW from Tuesday 12th May through Saturday 6th June 2015. Press Night: Friday 15th May 2015. (more...)

Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenstern with violinist Harumi Rhodes, violist Kathryn Lockwood, cellist Astrid Schween, and percussionist Yousif Sheronick, performing music and text inspired by composers' personal encounters with both natural and man-made landscapes; immortalizing them through works of unparalleled beauty and drama. This artistic journey, from flowing crystalline streams in China to the haunting terrain of the Middle East to the wide-open prairies of the American Great Plains, includes music by Antonin Dvo?ák, Zhou Long, and Riyad El-Soumbati, along with text from the works of Mary Shelly, Naguib Mahfouz, and Gaetano Cipolla, narrated by Obie Award-winning actor Bill Camp. (more...)

Tony Kushner, Adam Guettel & Amanda Green Attend HAMILTONTony Kushner, Adam Guettel & Amanda Green Attend HAMILTON
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Major Broadway creatives are coming out for HAMILTON! (more...)

Theatre Pro Rata to Open THE ILLUSION This JuneTheatre Pro Rata to Open THE ILLUSION This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

?On Friday, June 12, Theatre Pro Rata opens The Illusion by Tony Kushner at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. The play is being produced as part of the inaugural season of the new Andy Boss Thrust Stage and as part of Park Square's Theatres in Residence Series. (more...)

Steven Pasquale to Lead DirecTV Comedy ALMOST THERESteven Pasquale to Lead DirecTV Comedy ALMOST THERE
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

According to Deadline, Steven Pasquale, currently starring in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL, will return to the small screen in DirecTV's new comedy series ALMOST THERE. Pasquale will also executive produce. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY & PATTI ISSUES Extend Into JuneBen Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY & PATTI ISSUES Extend Into June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

BAD WITH MONEY, Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means - performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES - will be extended at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through June 21. Ben was featured in today's New York Times and a recent interview on WNYC / New York Public Radio, available to listen here. In a recent four star review from Time Out New York, BAD WITH MONEY was hailed as "light, funny" and "vividly personal," as well as "courageously honest, keenly specific and emotionally naked" by The Advocate. PATTI ISSUES, which ran for a year at the same venue and subsequently toured the country and abroad, explores his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. The pieces will be performed on alternating Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM through April 29 and then various days and times through June 21. Both shows are written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. (more...)

Center Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & MoreCenter Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Center Stage announces its adventurous 2015-16 Season, which includes collaborations with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and a two-show temporary residency at Towson University. (more...)

A Noise Within Extends JULIUS CAESAR and THE THREEPENNY OPERA thru May 24A Noise Within Extends JULIUS CAESAR and THE THREEPENNY OPERA thru May 24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, extends both of its productions of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking The Threepenny Opera in Michael Feingold's translation through May 24. (more...)

Danny Burstein-Led FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Will Open on Broadway Next January!Danny Burstein-Led FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Will Open on Broadway Next January!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals just announced that five-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award winner Danny Burstein (Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific) will step into the iconic role of Tevye when Fiddler on the Roofbegins performances on Broadway on November 17, 2015. Rehearsals are set to begin September 28, 2015. (more...)

SCW Cultural Arts to Present WONDER OF WONDERS: FIDDLER AT 50!SCW Cultural Arts to Present WONDER OF WONDERS: FIDDLER AT 50!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck (150 Hicks Lane) will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof, on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., with a unique celebration in story and song, entitled, Wonder of Wonders: Fiddler at 50! (more...)

Pear Avenue Theatre to Present BIRDS OF A FEATHER, 5/1-24Pear Avenue Theatre to Present BIRDS OF A FEATHER, 5/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Pear Avenue Theatre is proud to present the third chapter in local playwright Paul Braverman's "stage-noir" trilogy featuring gin-soaked private eye Frankie Payne: BIRDS OF A FEATHER. Once again we travel to Boston in the 1960s to see Frankie battle the Irish mafia and solve murder mysteries, but this time she's engaged in mysteries of the heart as well. Will love finally find Frankie? or will it prove too elusive? Can she solve the riddle of crime in time? Directed by Pear veteran Michael Champlin, and featuring The Pear's Artistic Director Diane Tasca as the irascible, indomitable, chain-smoking and hard-drinking Frankie, the production runs May 1 through May 24, 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Look Back at Ben Rimalower's Celebrity Visits! BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES Close in San Fran TonightBWW Exclusive: A Look Back at Ben Rimalower's Celebrity Visits! BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES Close in San Fran Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

To celebrate Ben Rimalower's final night at Oasis in San Francisco tonight performing 'Bad with Money' and 'Patti Issues', take a look back at all the celebrities who came to see him in New York over the last year. After tonight, he continues both shows at The Duplex through April 29. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production begins performances on April 21 and will now run through June 7 with a May 11 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and MoreAnna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held on Monday, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater InstituteBWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater Institute
by National Theater Institute - Apr 6, 2015

A signature feature of the National Theater Institute, weekly Theater Labs challenge students to put all the skills gained in classes into practice. When given just 15 hours to stage a scene, students learn to trust their creative instincts. Under the mentorship of a professional director, NTI students gain practical experience with a wealth of classical and contemporary texts as well as have the opportunity to work as actor, director, designer, and/or dramaturge each week. (more...)

Pico Alexander, Noah Galvin, Kristine Nielsen and More to Lead Signature's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMERPico Alexander, Noah Galvin, Kristine Nielsen and More to Lead Signature's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for What I Did Last Summer, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jim Simpson. The production runs April 28 to June 7 with a May 17 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Ben Platt Boards Ang Lee's BILLY FLYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALKBen Platt Boards Ang Lee's BILLY FLYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by Movies News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

According to Deadline, the PITCH PERFECT star has signed on for Ang Lee's upcoming film BILLY FLYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK, the adaptation of Ben Fountain's 2012 novel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala Celebrating Margo Lion- Part 2Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala Celebrating Margo Lion- Part 2
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Betty Buckley, Kathleen Chalfant, Holly Hunter, Tony Kushner, Matthew Morrison, Tonya Pinkins, Kate Mulgrew and more joinined host John Waters Monday night for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning producer Margo Lion. The annual Gala Fundraiser took place at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig, Spring Awakening, Brooklynite). BroadwayWorld brings you more photos from inside the special event below! Click here to check out Part 1. (more...)

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