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Emily Skinner, Steve Kazee, 'LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD' and More Set for Rockwell Next MonthEmily Skinner, Steve Kazee, 'LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD' and More Set for Rockwell Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Los Feliz is raining shows and show tunes this March at ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and sensational dining experiences (for before, during or after the shows!) - where you can have a great lunch or dinner on our outside patio, enjoy specialty cocktails and see some of the best entertainment Los Angeles has to offer! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA, Directed by David CromerSTAGE TUBE: Highlights from KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA, Directed by David Cromer
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by Tony Kushner, Angels in America, directed by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow David Cromer. Performances began on February 20 and run through Sunday, March 29. Press night is scheduled for this Saturday, February 28. Click below to watch highlights from Part 1, and click here to see photos from the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Claybourne Elder, Seamus Mulcahy and More in KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICAPhoto Flash: First Look at Claybourne Elder, Seamus Mulcahy and More in KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by Tony Kushner, Angels in America, directed by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow David Cromer. Performances began on February 20 and run through Sunday, March 29. Press night is scheduled for this Saturday, February 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

David Cromer Directs KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA, Beginning Tonight With Claybourne Elder and MoreDavid Cromer Directs KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA, Beginning Tonight With Claybourne Elder and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by Tony Kushner, Angels in America, directed by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow David Cromer. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next WeekHOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?Popular television star Reg E. Cathey will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Welcomes New Artistic DirectorCrowded Fire Theater Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT), one of the Bay Area's most innovative and critically acclaimed producers of new plays, today announced the hiring of Mina Morita as the new Artistic Director. Morita replaces Marissa Wolf, who resigned from her post in December 2014 to become Director of New Works at Kansas City Rep. Morita's hire is the result of a national search that saw applications from over 40 talented candidates. As Artistic Associate at Berkeley Rep, Morita helped establish and run The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. Mina also served as Board President of Shotgun Players for the past five years, during which she oversaw immense growth for the company. She will be leaving both positions to lead Crowded Fire in collaboration with longtime Managing Director and current Executive Producing Director Tiffany Cothran. (more...)

Marcia Gay Harden Boards CBS' Upcoming Medical Pilot CODE BLACKMarcia Gay Harden Boards CBS' Upcoming Medical Pilot CODE BLACK
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

According to Deadline, Tony and Oscar winning actress Marcia Gay Harden has signed on for CBS' upcoming medical pilot CODE BLACK. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon in AN EVENING WITH DESDEMONA AND EMILIA & More Set for 2015 Spring Public Forum Drama Club SeasonCynthia Nixon in AN EVENING WITH DESDEMONA AND EMILIA & More Set for 2015 Spring Public Forum Drama Club Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Spring Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Continuing its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

MUSIC HALL, Starring Jeffrey Binder, Comes to 59E59, 3/25-4/12MUSIC HALL, Starring Jeffrey Binder, Comes to 59E59, 3/25-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer, Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome TUTA Theatre Chicago with MUSIC HALL, written by Jean-Luc Lagarce and directed by Zeljko Djukic. MUSIC HALL begins performances on Wednesday, March 25 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 12. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

A cast of five will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Extends BAD WITH MONEY Through April 29 in Rep With PATTI ISSUESBen Rimalower Extends BAD WITH MONEY Through April 29 in Rep With PATTI ISSUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means -- will be performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through April 29. 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. Both shows are written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. (more...)

Broadway Play Publishing Inc Appoints New Executive DirectorBroadway Play Publishing Inc Appoints New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Broadway Play Publishing Inc is pleased to announce that Michael Q. Fellmeth has joined as a managing partner. Mr. Fellmeth spent seventeen years with Dramatists Play Service, the last seven as Vice President, and brings a reputation for innovation and business growth in the play publishing and licensing industry. (more...)

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning TonightDiane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, begins previews tonight, February 5 and open on Monday, March 2 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Marcus Gardley's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND Wins Glickman AwardMarcus Gardley's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND Wins Glickman Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Playwright Marcus Gardley has won the prestigious Will Glickman Award for The House that will not Stand, which received its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in February 2014. Gardley and Berkeley Repertory Theatre will receive awards at Theatre Bay Area's Annual Conference on April 13, 2015 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Gardley will also receive the award's $4,000 purse. (more...)

Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the Finalists are: (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Costumes from DreamWorks' LINCOLN to Be on Exhibit at Abraham Lincoln MuseumCostumes from DreamWorks' LINCOLN to Be on Exhibit at Abraham Lincoln Museum
by Movies News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will open a special exhibit in conjunction with DreamWorks Studios at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2015 - GIGI, A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, STARCATCHER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2015 - GIGI, A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, STARCATCHER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 29, 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: GIGI opens in D.C., Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling take to the stage, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER heads off on another adventure and more! (more...)

Free Reading Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER Set for Feb 2 at SLACFree Reading Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER Set for Feb 2 at SLAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company will present a free reading of Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER, a series of five short one-act plays. This reading, a part of SLAC's New Play Sounding Series, will take place on February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake Acting Company and is presented in conjunction with the Tanner Humanities Center's lecture by the celebrated playwright on February 5 at Kingsbury Hall, with support from Lee and Audrey Hollaar. SLAC would like to thank the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Foundation for their support of the New Play Sounding Series. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next MonthLa Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 16 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

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