Westside Theatre News

Peninsula Players' THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Opens 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The frighteningly funny farce "The Mystery of Irma Vep- A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlam opens July 30 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. The Drama Desk-and Obie Award-winning comedy is a true mix of Victorian gothic romance and Universal monster movies. (more...)

Amy Ryan to Join Tom Hanks & Mark Rylance in Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller; Billy Magnussen & Alan Alda in Talks
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

According to Deadline, Amy Ryan has signed on to join Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance in Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, hitting theaters on Oct. 6, 2015. In addition, the report notes that Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen, and Eve Hewson are nearing deals to board the film (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which began previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open tonight, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

Joely Richardson Set to Lead THE BELLE OF AMHERST at Westside Theatre; Opens 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

THE BELLE OF AMHERST, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, returns to New York this fall in a new production starring Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which begins previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open Sunday, July 20th at 7PM. Written by Erasmus Fenn and directed by Joe Brancato, DROP DEAD PERFECT is laced with double-entendres and allusions to 1950s television and Hollywood melodramas. With adult language and situations, this outlandish production is recommended for adults only -- particularly those with a slightly twisted sense of humor. (more...)

DONKEY PUNCH to Begin Previews 7/25 Off-Broadway at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

After a critically acclaimed run in June, Ivy Theatre will transfer their production of Micheline Auger's DONKEY PUNCH to Off-Broadway. Directed by Audrey Alford, previews of this limited engagement begin July 25 at SoHo Playhouse. Opening night is slated for Thursday, July 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chester Theatre Company Presents MADAGASCAR, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will open its 25th Anniversary Season with J.T. Rogers' haunting mystery MADAGASCAR. The production, which runs from June 25th through July 6th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorites Debra Jo Rupp (A Body of Water) and Kim Stauffer (Crime and Punishment). (more...)

Gloucester Stage to Open Jack Neary's AULD LANG SYNE, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company continues the 35th Anniversary Season on July 11 with the Boston Area Premiere of Jack Neary's newest work, Auld Lang Syne featuring GSC favorites and real life husband and wife Richard Snee and Paula Plum directed by Douglas Lockwood. The comedy thriller runs from July 11 through July 27. (more...)

Mark H. Dold to Star in Barrington Stage's BREAKING THE CODE, 7/17-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore's biographical drama of Alan Turing, starring BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold. Directed by Joe Calarco, performances of Breaking the Code are from July 17 through August 2, with a press opening on Sunday, July 20 at 5pm. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA Closes Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The producers of Los Monologos de la Vagina, the Spanish language version of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, have announced that the show played its final performance last night, Sunday June 15, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rdStreet). (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre to Present SEX AND EDUCATION, 6/27-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of Sex and Education, a comedy by Lissa Levin, directed by Joe Brancato, and starring award-winning actress Lizbeth Mackay, from June 27 through July 20 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF with John Douglas Thompson to Close Off-Broadway on 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The producers have announced that the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit production of the new play, Satchmo at the Waldorf, written by Terry Teachout, will give its final performance Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Starring John Douglas Thompson, recipient of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and directed by Gordon Edelstein, Satchmo at the Waldorf began performances on February 15, 2014, opening to rave reviews on March 4, 2014. Upon closing, Satchmo at the Waldorf will have played 18 previews and 136 regular performances. (more...)

Everett Quinton to Star in Penguin Rep's DROP DEAD PERFECT at Theatre at St. Clement's, Beg. 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue) beginning Tuesday, July 15th, with opening set for Sunday, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Los Monologos de la Vagina, the acclaimed and unprecedented Spanish language production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), today announced a $30 student rush ticket policy. (more...)

Final Day to RSVP for Sunday's Free Off Broadway Alliance Seminar
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, June 1st. (more...)

Judy Reyes, Ana Maria Polo & Andrea Legarreta to Join Cast of LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Los Monologos de la Vagina, now in an acclaimed and unprecedented Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home, today announced the production's summer of stars at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA's Kate del Castillo Appears on WNBC TV's VISIONES
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2014

Kate Del Castillo, currently starring in the groundbreaking Spanish production of Eve Ensler's Los Monologos de la Vagina, was on WNBC TV's 'Visiones' on Saturday. Watch the interview below! (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA's Kate Del Castillo Set for VISIONES Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Kate Del Castillo, currently starring in the groundbreaking Spanish production of Eve Ensler's Los Monologos de la Vagina, will appear on the "Visiones" segment of WNBC's "Weekend Today in New York" tomorrow, May 24 at approximately 9:15am (Channel 4 in the New York area; check local listings). (more...)

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