Vineyard Theatre News

Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for Steppenwolf's EAST OF EDEN World PremiereTickets Go on Sale This Friday for Steppenwolf's EAST OF EDEN World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Celebrating 40 years as America's premier ensemble theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its landmark 2015/16 Subscription Season with a large-scale world premiere production of John Steinbeck's masterpiece East of Eden. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/31/15- AVENUE QSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/31/15- AVENUE Q
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2015

Today in 2003 Avenue Q opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 2534 performances. Avenue Q was conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. The book was written by Jeff Whitty and the show was directed by Jason Moore. Avenue Q is an 'autobiographical and biographical' coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. It opened Off-Broadway in March 2003, co-produced by The New Group and the Vineyard Theatre, and later won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and spawned Las Vegas and West End productions, two national tours, and a variety of international productions. (more...)

Musical Comedy GIGANTIC Will Open Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonMusical Comedy GIGANTIC Will Open Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the musical comedy GIGANTIC will open the Vineyard Theatre's 2015-2016 season, which includes the previously announced new plays INDECENT by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and DOT by the actor and playwright Colman Domingo. The season will also include a Developmental Lab of Christopher Chen's YOU MEAN TO DO ME HARM in the summer of 2016. Chen is the recipient of the Vineyard's 2013 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Vineyard Theatre is located at 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Heidi Blickenstaff Channels Disney Days with 'Poor Unfortunate Souls'STAGE TUBE: Heidi Blickenstaff Channels Disney Days with 'Poor Unfortunate Souls'
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2015

It's been a while since Disney veteran Heidi Blickenstaff, a replacement for Ursula in The Little Mermaid, has sang of  those 'Poor Unfortunate Souls.' Below, watch as she belts out the classic Disney tune at a Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise! (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...)

Michael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTMichael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Ryan Murphy, just announced that Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon will return to Broadway as "James Tyrone, Jr." in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, joining the previously announced Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as "Mary Tyrone," Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne as "James Tyrone," and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as "Edmund Tyrone." Jonathan Kent will direct, as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season.  (more...)

AstonRep to Kick Off 2015-16 Season with THE LYONS This FallAstonRep to Kick Off 2015-16 Season with THE LYONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to kick off its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Nicky Silver's darkly humorous family drama THE LYONS, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen*, playing August 27 - September 27, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. (more...)

Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman's LOOSE CANON Will Play at FringeNYC This AugustBrian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman's LOOSE CANON Will Play at FringeNYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Playwrights Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman will present Loose Canon as part of the 19th annual New York International Fringe Festival- FringeNYC. Brian and Gabriel love a bargain. They drink beers on the couch instead of at the bar. One day, looking for something cheap to do, they entered a playwriting contest. Our fledgling artists wrote their first draft in the cradle of inspiration... the dining hall of Gowanus IKEA. Two years later they are excited to bring their work to life. (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...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Carner & Gregor Set Cast for 7th Annual BARELY LEGAL SHOW-TUNE EXTRAVAGANZACarner & Gregor Set Cast for 7th Annual BARELY LEGAL SHOW-TUNE EXTRAVAGANZA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Musical theater writing team Sam Carner and Derek Gregor announced the finalized cast for their upcoming 7th Annual Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza.  (more...)

Charles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCharles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

'BASKERVILLE' Playwright Ken Ludwig Coming to The Old Globe for One-Night-Only Event'BASKERVILLE' Playwright Ken Ludwig Coming to The Old Globe for One-Night-Only Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Old Globe has announced an extra-special appearance-an hour-long interview/conversation with one of America's great comic playwrights, Ken Ludwig, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You-on Sunday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. preview of his new and very popular play, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (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...)

Cast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2013, the world premiere of We Know Where You Live  by Steven Hevey, the award-winning Playwright-on-Attachment at the Finborough Theatre, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing nine Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 2nd August 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 3rd August 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Know Theatre to Open 18th MainStage Season with THE BENGSONS' HUNDRED DAYSKnow Theatre to Open 18th MainStage Season with THE BENGSONS' HUNDRED DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

An alt folk opera written by and starring husband and wife duo Shaun and Abigail Bengson, Hundred Days is the fierce, triumphant story of a young couple who fall in love, only to have their time together cut short by a fatal illness. With the brash intensity of youth, they decide to try and live the 100 days they have left together as though it were the 60 years they had imagined they would have. (more...)

Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Curious Theatre Company continues Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brother/Sister Plays, a trilogy set deep in the Louisiana Bayou that follows one close-knit community across generations as they come of age through trials of heartache, love and kinship. (more...)

BTG Casting News: Darren Pettie Joins 'FRANKIE AND JOHNNY'; Ariana Venturi Boards 'I SAW MY NEIGHBOR'BTG Casting News: Darren Pettie Joins 'FRANKIE AND JOHNNY'; Ariana Venturi Boards 'I SAW MY NEIGHBOR'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group is excited to announce that Broadway, Film and Television actor Darren Pettie will join the cast of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune as Johnny, and BTG Alum Ariana Venturi, who played Gilda in last year's celebrated production of Design for a Living, will join the cast of I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn't Even Smile as Sadie. (more...)

Matt Dellapina, Miriam Silverman & Nick Westrate to Star in Playwrights Realm's A DELICATE SHIPMatt Dellapina, Miriam Silverman & Nick Westrate to Star in Playwrights Realm's A DELICATE SHIP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Playwrights Realm has confirmed casting and tickets on sale now for the New York Premiere of A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler, directed by Margot Bordelon. The production runs Tuesday, August 18 through Saturday, September 12, 2015 with a Thursday, August 27, 2015 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards $4.1 Million to Support NYC Theater OrganizationsAndrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards $4.1 Million to Support NYC Theater Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced today that 41 organizations in its New York Theater Program will receive grants totaling $4.1 million. Ranging from $10,000 to $160,000, the grants will be used toward operating support over the next two years. (more...)

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