Westside Theatre News

CEW Productions Offers Industry Reading of CASTLE IN THE AIR Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

CEW Productions will produce an Industry reading of Brooke Ciardelli and Oscar Blustin's new adaptation of Alan Melville's Castle in the Air today, September 22 at 5pm at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. Ethan Paulini will direct a cast that includes Tim Booth, Mac Brydon, Tessa Faye, Chris Flockton and Rachel Pickup.Tickets are free and can be obtained by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-in-the-air-industry-reading-tickets-12726377939 (more...)

CEW Productions to Offer Industry Reading of CASTLE IN THE AIR, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CEW Productions will produce an Industry reading of Brooke Ciardelli and Oscar Blustin's new adaptation of Alan Melville's Castle in the Air on Monday, September 22 at 5pm at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. Ethan Paulini will direct a cast that includes Tim Booth, Mac Brydon, Tessa Faye, Chris Flockton and Rachel Pickup.Tickets are free and can be obtained by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-in-the-air-industry-reading-tickets-12726377939 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joely Richardson and THE BELLE OF AMHERST Team Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Sep 12, 2014

THE BELLE OF AMHERST, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will launch a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). Beginning Tuesday, October 7th, The Belle of Amherst will play a limited engagement at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The production officially opens on Sunday, October 19th. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's was there to capture the moment - scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW TV: Joely Richardson & THE BELLE OF AMHERST Team Meet the Press
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2014

THE BELLE OF AMHERST, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will launch a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). Beginning Tuesday, October 7th, The Belle of Amherst will play a limited engagement at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The production officially opens on Sunday, October 19th. Tickets are now on sale through Telecharge atwww.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. THe company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full gang about the play. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Jim Brochu to Return to Barrington Stage in CHARACTER MAN This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announces the return of Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu in his new show Character Man, following his wildly successful run of Zero Hour in 2011. A musical valentine celebrating the Golden Age of the American Musical, Character Man will be presented at BSC's St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center from September 18 through 28. The press opening is Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

THE BELLE OF AMHERST with Joely Richardson Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

THE BELLE OF AMHERST, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, begins rehearsals today, September 8, for a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). (more...)

American Repertory Theatre and OBERON's Fall Season to Include POOL (NO WATER), SHIDA, and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced fall programming at OBERON, featuring limited engagements of exciting work by groundbreaking artists. The lineup for October and November includes POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill, created by One Year Lease Theater Company and directed by Ianthe Demos; SHIDA, a new musical in development, written and performed by Broadway powerhouse Jeannette Bayardelle and directed by Andy Sandberg; and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD, written and performed by the incomparable comedienne and actor Ruby Wax. (more...)

William Ivey Long Joins Creative Team of THE BELLE OF AMHERST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Don Gregory, the original and current producer of THE BELLE OF AMHERST, just announced that six time Tony AwardŽ winner William Ivey Long (The Producers, Hairspray, Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella) has joined the creative team to design the signature period costumes for the new production of WilliamLuce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson starring Golden Globe AwardŽ nominee Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects). (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young priestess Adalgisa; Italian tenor Marco Berti is Pollione; and American bass-baritone Christian Van Horn is Oroveso. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Director Kevin Newbury and set designer David Korins return to San Francisco Opera to premiere this vivid, large-scale new co-production with Toronto's Canadian Opera Company, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Norma runs for seven performances through September 30. (more...)

Over 125 Playwrights to Participate in WRITE OUT FRONT Live at the Drama Book Shop in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Theaterspeak will present WRITE OUT FRONT, an installation of over 125 award-winning and up-and-coming playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, August 1st - 31st. In each two-hour time slot for WRITE OUT FRONT, a different playwright will write a new play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is projected onto a 42' monitor facing the passersby on the street, making their normally private creative process public. (more...)

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...)

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