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Cast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish RepCast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODSPhoto Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS, the celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, launched a national tour in December, and will continue to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas this spring. Book writer James Lapine and original Broadway cast member Joanna Gleason recently visited the touring company in Purchase, NY - scroll down for photos of them with the cast! (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This FebruaryFiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College (The PAC) will present the critically-acclaimed production of Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will perform at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Obi Abili to Star in Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES at Irish RepObi Abili to Star in Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre will present Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City) this spring, starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM). THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review:  Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 9, 2016

While those seeking a similarly scaled production to the original Broadway production (or even the revival) might leave the Eisenhower Theatre somewhat disappointed, those open to experiencing a new interpretation of the familiar material might leave feeling they've had an opportunity to look at an old favorite with new eyes. Perhaps they might better appreciate what drew them to the story in the first place. (more...)

Maybe They're Magic! Cast Complete for Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS National TourMaybe They're Magic! Cast Complete for Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Casting is announced today for the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling, Well-Written and Performed SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play HouseBWW Review: Compelling, Well-Written and Performed SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Oct 31, 2016

As the lights come up on the thrust stage in Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre, revealed was a large comfortable room, and a woman snuggled up on a chair by a free-standing fireplace, reading a book. Outside a large span of windows, snow could be seen cascading down. Suddenly a car is heard and headlights glared through the window. Pounding is heard at the door. Who is there? What's going on? Sounds like the opening scene of a mystery. But, no, this is the start of Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, a charming and intriguing play of 'lust, love and the complex nature of identity in our digital-dominated era.' (more...)

F. Murray Abraham, Hank Azaria & More Will Honor David Hyde Pierce at Drama League GalaF. Murray Abraham, Hank Azaria & More Will Honor David Hyde Pierce at Drama League Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Drama League has announced Tony Award and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria ('The Simpsons'), Tony Award winner Christopher Durang (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike), Tony Award winning Broadway Producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots), Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!), Drama Desk nominee John Bolton (Curtains), along with Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black') and Peri Gilpin ('Frazier'), have joined the roster of special guest performers for The 33rd Annual Drama League Centennial Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

Love, Lust & Literature to Collide in SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play HouseLove, Lust & Literature to Collide in SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The digital revolution has changed the way that people work, create, and even the way they find love. Laura Eason's smart two-person comedy Sex With Strangers explores the internet's impact on writers Ethan and Olivia, and its effect on them both professionally and personally. (more...)

Love, Lust & Literature to Collide in SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play HouseLove, Lust & Literature to Collide in SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The digital revolution has changed the way that people work, create, and even the way they find love. Laura Eason's smart two-person comedy Sex With Strangers explores the internet's impact on writers Ethan and Olivia, and its effect on them both professionally and personally. (more...)

The Drama League Sets Eligibility Cut-Offs, Ceremony Date for 2017The Drama League Sets Eligibility Cut-Offs, Ceremony Date for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Save the date! The Drama League has announced that the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

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Tyne Daly, Billy Porter, Bebe Neuwirth, Sierra Boggess and More Slated for Drama League's 2016 Gala Honoring David Hyde PierceTyne Daly, Billy Porter, Bebe Neuwirth, Sierra Boggess and More Slated for Drama League's 2016 Gala Honoring David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Drama League has announced the roster of special guest performers for the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS, Menier Chocolate Factory, 12 July 2016BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS, Menier Chocolate Factory, 12 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 13, 2016

Anyone who ever played 'shop' as a child, trading real or imaginary objects over a table, will experience a thrill of recognition at Fiasco Theater's stripped-back take on Sondheim and James Lapine's ode to and deconstruction of storytelling. That's what we get for the swiftly evoked bakery, and there's a dressmaker's dummy standing in for a tree, a feather duster and Christmas tree ornament for a golden egg-laying hen, a ladder for a mighty tower, a wooden crate for a throne, shadow play during the action sequences, and flapping pieces of paper as the ever-helpful birds. (more...)


by Marina Kennedy - Mar 1, 2016

'Dead Dog Park' is on stage at 59E59 now through Sunday, March 6th. This is one to see, an excellent, pointed play that deals with racial tensions as a white officer is accused of pushing an African-American youth out of a four-story window. (more...)

The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2015 Kicks Off TodayThe Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2015 Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

The Drama League presents DirectorFest 2015: The 32nd Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Estefania Fadul, Annie Tippe, Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, and Brandon Woolf for a limited 5-performance engagement, tonight, December 12 - 15, 2015 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Fiasco's MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Long Wharf TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Fiasco's MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents the Fiasco Theater production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, running now through December 20, 2015. The production runs on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre, opening tonight, December 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Announced for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2015, Kicking Off 12/12Cast Announced for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2015, Kicking Off 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth) has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2015: The 32nd Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Estefania Fadul,  Annie Tippe, Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, and Brandon Woolf for a limited 5-performance engagement, December 12 - 15, 2015 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues).  (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Will Present Fiasco's MEASURE FOR MEASURELong Wharf Theatre Will Present Fiasco's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the Fiasco Theater production of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, from November 25 through December 20, 2015. (more...)

FOOLERIE Begins Tonight at NYMFFOOLERIE Begins Tonight at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with The Foolish Company presents Foolerie a Shakespearean Musical Comedy with book, music, and lyrics by Santino DeAngelo. Tralen Doler directs a cast of nine, including Geoff Belliston, Ryan Breslin* (Bway: Newsies, Book of Mormon), Diego Diaz, Ian Fairlee*, Ian Knauer* (Bway: Mamma Mia!, By Jeeves, State Fair), Patrick Massey, Olivia Polci, Chandler Reeves, and Patrick Richwood (Film: 'Pretty Woman,' 'Armageddon,' 'Runaway Bride'). Foolerie is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th & 11th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Today, July 22 through Monday, July 27, 2015. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

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