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RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION Extends Through May 3 at SoHo PlayhouseRAP GUIDE TO RELIGION Extends Through May 3 at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

After a successful five-star-rated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a two month run with the 2014 Edinburgh Encore series at SoHo Playhouse, the theater's Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole, is proud to announce the final extension of Rap Guide to Religion with its final performance on May 3rd, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Visits York and Ephrata in Two Fine ProductionsBWW Reviews: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Visits York and Ephrata in Two Fine Productions
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 24, 2015

Ephrata Performing Arts Center and York Little Theatre produce two different but worthy takes on Tracy Letts' award-winning tale of a family spiraling out of control (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & MoreTheatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is gearing up for another summer of theater, music and performance under the California oaks and summer skies of Topanga. The theme of Theatricum's 42nd annual Summer Repertory Season is 'Americana,' as the company sets out to explore who we are as Americans with a mix of American plays, Shakespeare performed with an American twist, toe-tapping Americana roots and folk music, buffet dinners in the gardens and more - making Theatricum a unique destination spot for locals and visitors alike. (more...)

The Highwood Theatre Tackles Mental Illness in Student ProductionThe Highwood Theatre Tackles Mental Illness in Student Production
by Madison Middleton - Mar 23, 2015

The Highwood Theatre's student production of 'August: Osage County' aims to create an open dialogue within the community to raise education and awareness of mental health issues. (more...)

Steppenwolf Receives Major Grant from Roy Cockrum FoundationSteppenwolf Receives Major Grant from Roy Cockrum Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has been named the recipient of a major grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation, which will provide major support for the world premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts's intimate and moving new play, Mary Page Marlowe in the 2015/16 Subscription Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Bergen County Players' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Opening This WeekendPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Bergen County Players' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Opening This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Hilarious, provocative and moving are three words often used to describe a theater piece. What's unusual is to find a show that easily warrants all three. 'August: Osage County', to be presented by the Bergen County Players, is that rare play, a true American masterpiece. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Steppenwolf to Host Fashion Show and Party Inspired by MARIE ANTOINETTE, 4/9Steppenwolf to Host Fashion Show and Party Inspired by MARIE ANTOINETTE, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

In celebration of one of civilization's most famous fashionistas, Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts EXPLORE: The World of Marie Antoinette, an exclusive fashion show and party, Thursday, April 9 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of PLACEBOPhoto Flash: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of PLACEBO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/5/2015 - FISH IN THE DARK Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/5/2015 - FISH IN THE DARK Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 5, 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: FISH IN THE DARK opens tonight, MULAN comes to Lincoln Center, Hugh Jackman appears on TODAY and more! (more...)

New Work by Tracy Letts, Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK & More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015-16 SeasonNew Work by Tracy Letts, Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK & More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey announced today the 2015/16 Subscription Season, which marks the company's 40th anniversary. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Heather Headley and Deanna Dunagan to Headline SO BEAUTIFUL! at Marriott Theatre This SpringJessie Mueller, Heather Headley and Deanna Dunagan to Headline SO BEAUTIFUL! at Marriott Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Sarah Siddons Society's Artistic Director, Dominic Missimi, announced plans to bestow on Jessie Mueller the organization's prestigious Actress of the Year Award. Ms. Mueller won a Tony award in 2014 for her performance as Carole King in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. The tribute, entitled SO BEAUTIFUL!, will take place on Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. (more...)

Toni Collette & Adam Scott Board Lionsgate's Christmas Horror Movie KRAMPUSToni Collette & Adam Scott Board Lionsgate's Christmas Horror Movie KRAMPUS
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Toni Collette and Adam Scott have joined the cast of Lionsgate's upcoming Christmas horror film KRAMPUS. (more...)

Dermot Mulroney Joins Cast of Hallmark Channel's Orignal Movie NORTHPOLE: OPEN FOR CHRISTMASDermot Mulroney Joins Cast of Hallmark Channel's Orignal Movie NORTHPOLE: OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Hallmark Channel announces Dermot Mulroney has been added to the cast in a highly anticipated role in 'Northpole: Open For Christmas,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Holiday 2015. (more...)

Highwood Theatre to Present AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTYHighwood Theatre to Present AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Highwood Theatre aims to engage the community in an open dialogue about mental health issues through the medium of performing arts. Its upcoming student production of A?ugust: Osage County, ?the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Tracy Letts, e?xplores difficult topics such as depression, addiction, fidelity, abuse and suicide. The show follows the interactions of the dysfunctional Weston family, specifically the drug­addicted, emotionally­tattered matriarch Violet and her relationship with her three daughters following the disappearance of her husband. Although not a typical choice for student productions, Highwood is providing the cast of high school actors with the necessary tools to address the mature themes in the play. (more...)

Marisa Tomei to Portray Gloria Steinem in Upcoming HBO MiniseriesMarisa Tomei to Portray Gloria Steinem in Upcoming HBO Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Marisa Tomei will portray femist activist and Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem in an upcoming HBO miniseries. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HAMMER TRINITY at The House Theatre of ChicagoPhoto Flash: First Look at THE HAMMER TRINITY at The House Theatre of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The House Theatre of Chicago presents its multi-play fantasy epic, The Hammer Trinity, in its entirety with all-day marathon performances, including the world premiere of the all-new final chapter Part Three: The Excelsior King and revised versions of Part One: The Iron Stag King and Part Two: The Crownless King, playing at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., February 20 - May 3, 2015. The House Theatre of Chicago Artistic Director Nathan Allen directs the world premiere of the series that he and Company Member Chris Mathews have co-written. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Flashback: Michael C. Hall Puts the Wig Back On as He Returns to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Next Week!Flashback: Michael C. Hall Puts the Wig Back On as He Returns to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch from Tuesday, February 17 - Saturday, February 21. John Cameron Mitchell will continue in the show through Saturday, February 14 and will then take a one week leave to attend to a knee injury. John will return as 'Hedwig' on Tuesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 26. In honor of his return, BroadwayWorld flashes back to Hall's run in the show below! (more...)

Michael C. Hall to Cover HEDWIG for John Cameron Mitchell Next WeekMichael C. Hall to Cover HEDWIG for John Cameron Mitchell Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch from Tuesday, February 17 - Saturday, February 21. John Cameron Mitchell will continue in the show through Saturday, February 14 and will then take a one week leave to attend to a knee injury. John will return as 'Hedwig' on Tuesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 26. (more...)

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