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Soho Rep Extends AN OCTOROON Through 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

In response to popular demand and one week before performances begin, Soho Rep. extends the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, to May 24. Performances of An Octoroon will now take place April 23-May 24 (see schedule above) at Soho Rep. Critics are welcome as of Wednesday, April 30 for an official opening of Sunday, May 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Chris Myers & Zoe Winters Join Cast of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's AN OCTOROON at Soho Rep,4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Soho Rep. announces final casting for the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson. The production, April 23-May 18, concludes a banner New York season for the celebrated playwright, whose Appropriate recently opened at Signature Theatre and continues through April 6. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society 2013-2014 season continues with the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' directed by Peter Flynn, today, March 14 through May 17, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/14-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society 2013-2014 season continues with the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' directed by Peter Flynn, March 14 through May 17, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The production features a local Washington cast of Helen Hayes Award nominees as six awkward adolescents and their proctors, all working through a daunting and hilarious championship quest. (more...)

Soho Rep. Announces Cast for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's AN OCTOROON, Running 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Soho Rep. announces casting and performance dates for the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson. The production, April 23-May 18, concludes a banner New York season for the celebrated playwright, whose Appropriate makes its New York premiere February 25-April 6 at Signature Theatre. (more...)

Erin Driscoll, James Gardiner & Kevin McAllister Set to Lead VIOLET at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

The Ford's Theatre 2013-2014 season continues with the musical Violet, directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun (Broadway'sNewsies), January 24-February 23, 2014. Violet features a dynamic score of bluegrass, gospel, country and rock music by four-time Tony Award-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori (the recent Fun Home; Broadway's Caroline, or Change;Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek the Musical). The Ford's production stars a first-class Washington cast led by Erin Driscoll in the title role. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE STORY OF MY LIFE - A Funny, Touching Reminder of the Value of Friendship
by Kevin Smith - Dec 18, 2013

'The Story of My Life' is a warm, funny, touching reminder of the true value that a special friendship can have, and the unfortunate ease with which we can, and so often do, allow it to fade away. It will entertain and amuse you, but you might well leave the theater as I did - reviewing the texture of half-forgotten relationships. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROOM SERVICE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 14, 2013

Leo Davis: You've been in jail? Harry Binelli: Sure, it's not so bad. You behave and they make you a trustee. Superb cast and expert direction make this madcap comedy a must-see. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Beach and More in Westport Country Playhouse's ROOM SERVICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse stages the madcap American comedy, 'Room Service,' about a producer and his ragtag bunch of cohorts who try to raise money for a Broadway show as they scramble to evade their hotel bill, written by John Murray and Allen Boretz, directed by Mark Lamos, now through October 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present ROOM SERVICE, 10/8-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the madcap American comedy, 'Room Service,' about a producer and his ragtag bunch of cohorts who try to raise money for a Broadway show as they scramble to evade their hotel bill, written by John Murray and Allen Boretz, directed by Mark Lamos, October 8 - 27. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANY GIVEN MONDAY at Delaware Theatre Company
by Kevin Smith - Sep 09, 2013

Any Given Monday is a comedy that offers plenty of laughs, but many of them come with a question: 'Is it really OK to laugh at that?' I think it is. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Well, Hello, Klea! Blackhurst Creates a Charming, Feisty Dolly
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 23, 2013

t's one of those old musicals with a few memorable tunes and a ridiculous plot that would find it difficult to stand on a modern stage otherwise, but solid performances anchored by Blackhurst make Goodspeed's production an enjoyable romp through turn-of-the-century New York. Goodspeed announced a week's extension to the run before it even had begun. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and Ashley Brown Join Klea Blackhurst in Goodspeed's HELLO, DOLLY!, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Dolly looks swell as ever as Goodspeed Musicals brings everyone's favorite meddlesome matchmaker to its main stage. Hello, Dolly! will run from tonight, June 28 - September 14 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Official Press Opening will be July 17, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bay Street Theatre's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Bay Street Theatre's 2013 Mainstage Season has begun with Lend Me a Tenor now showing through June 23. This hilarious Ken Ludwig comedy, under the direction of Don Stephenson, includes Judy Blazer, Scott Cote, Betsy DiLellio, Donna English, Nancy Johnston, Noah Plomgren, Steve Rosen and Roland Rusinek as its hilarious cast. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Judy Blazer and More Set for LEND ME A TENOR, Kicking Off Bay Street Theatre's 2013 Season, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Bay Street Theatre begins the 2013 Mainstage Season with Lend Me a Tenor (May 28 - June 23). This hilarious Ken Ludwig comedy, under the direction of Don Stephenson, includes Judy Blazer, Scott Cote, Betsy DiLellio, Donna English, Nancy Johnston, Noah Plomgren, Steve Rosen and Roland Rusinek as its hilarious cast. (more...)

Judy Blazer and More Set for LEND ME A TENOR, Kicking Off Bay Street Theatre's 2013 Season, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Bay Street Theatre begins the 2013 Mainstage Season with Lend Me a Tenor (May 28 - June 23). This hilarious Ken Ludwig comedy, under the direction of Don Stephenson, includes Judy Blazer, Scott Cote, Betsy DiLellio, Donna English, Nancy Johnston, Noah Plomgren, Steve Rosen and Roland Rusinek as its hilarious cast. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and Ashley Brown Join Klea Blackhurst in Goodspeed's HELLO, DOLLY!; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Dolly looks swell as ever as Goodspeed Musicals brings everyone's favorite meddlesome matchmaker to its main stage. Hello, Dolly! will run from June 28 - September 8 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Official Press Opening will be July 17, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELLO, DOLLY! at Ford's Theatre is Musical Heaven
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 03, 2013

Ford's Theatre and Signature Theatre have come together for a roof-raising revival of what might be the feel good musical of the year: their joint production of HELLO, DOLLY! Washington audiences should not miss this gorgeous looking show fabulously lead by Broadway veteran Nancy Opel as Dolly Levi. This is musical theatre heaven! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LEND ME A TENOR at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Gregory G. Allen - Feb 18, 2013

Lend Me A Tenor at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse is well-cast farce that will cause outbursts of laughter and send audiences off in a great mood. (more...)

2013 Column Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Sunday evening (January 27) the official nominations for the 14th annual COLUMN Awards were held with a live telecast. THE COLUMN AWARDS honors excellence in theater within the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre metroplex. (more...)

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