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Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92YJosh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonBristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre moves into its third decade with a jam-packed season of three musicals, a heartwarming comedy and a contemporary drama.  (more...)

The 5 & Dime and Rob & Donna Banks Present A NEW BRAINThe 5 & Dime and Rob & Donna Banks Present A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The 5 & Dime and Rob & Donna Banks present A NEW BRAIN: a musical by William Finn and James Lapine. The show will be directed by Ron Shreve with musical direction by Erin Barnes.  (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/17 - NATIVE SON, SPELLING BEE, and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/17 - NATIVE SON, SPELLING BEE, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

World Premiere CLUE Stage Adaptation and More Headed to Bucks County Playhouse in 2017World Premiere CLUE Stage Adaptation and More Headed to Bucks County Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer, Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler are pleased to announce the Playhouse's 2017 subscription season. (more...)

BWW Review: Brelby Wins THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEBWW Review: Brelby Wins THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Mar 12, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company's Shelby Maticic has directed her company in a breakneck paced, enticing production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. With a book by Rachel Sheinkin and music and lyrics by William Finn, it's a show that could be breathtakingly dreadful, but instead is wildly entertaining. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Announces Additional Productions & World Premiere Readings for 2017 SeasonBarrington Stage Company Announces Additional Productions & World Premiere Readings for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

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, announced today a reading of the new musical Butterflies, as well as two additional productions, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Grab Your Dictionary! Multiple Tony Winning THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Comes to Florida RepGrab Your Dictionary! Multiple Tony Winning THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Comes to Florida Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of the multiple Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' in the Historic Arcade Theatre. Playing March 24-April 12 with four near-sold-out previews March 21-23, tickets are already going fast for the hilarious musical that took Broadway by storm. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANEPlaywrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries today, Monday, March 6, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). (more...)

Iconotheatrix Gets Competitive with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEIconotheatrix Gets Competitive with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Iconotheatrix presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee April 6-15, 2017 at The MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston). (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Innocenti & Eleanor J. Todd of PARADE at Keegan TheatreBWW Interview: Michael Innocenti & Eleanor J. Todd of PARADE at Keegan Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 6, 2017

When PARADE opened on Broadway in 1998, it was a historical musical drama based on a true story about anti-semitism and racism in the post Civil-War South. Nearly 20 years later, it has become a stark reminder of times we may not want to return to, but our front pages seem to be repeating. (more...)

New Musical THE INTERNATIONALS Set for 'Music at I-House' SeriesNew Musical THE INTERNATIONALS Set for 'Music at I-House' Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

A fictitious Patti Lu Pone is the central character in The Internationals, a new musical by musical theater writer and comedienne Emily Rose Simons, directed by Alexander Notkin, and with musical direction by Kengchakaj Kengkarnka, which will be performed by residents of International House (I-House) on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 PM as part of its new music performance series, Music at I-House: Then and Now. (more...)

Shirley Jones Will Be Inducted Into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of FameShirley Jones Will Be Inducted Into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Theater, television and film icon, Shirley Jones, will be inducted into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame during the Playhouse's third Oscar Hammerstein Festival, April 22-23, 2017. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 SeasonFOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the six productions of its 2017/2018 Season.  The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

River Drivers, John Byrne Band and Galways Girls Set for Irish Music Festival at Bucks County PlayhouseRiver Drivers, John Byrne Band and Galways Girls Set for Irish Music Festival at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse will salute the music of Ireland with a special Irish Music Festival, March 17-18, 2017. (more...)

Michele Weathers Joins Barrington Stage Company as Managing DirectorMichele Weathers Joins Barrington Stage Company as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announced today that Michele Weathers will assume the role of Managing Director of Barrington Stage Company beginning March 13, 2017. (more...)

ONE FUNNY MOTHER: Hilarious Off Broadway Solo Comedy at Bucks County PlayhouseONE FUNNY MOTHER: Hilarious Off Broadway Solo Comedy at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 Comedian/writer, former Miss New Jersey and married mother of three, Dena Blizzard stars in "One Funny Mother" from March 2 through March 12, 2017 at Bucks County Playhouse as part of their Visiting Artists Series. Her hilarious solo comedy show focuses on the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. "One Funny Mother" is an Off Broadway hit currently touring the United States that was recently named "Best One Woman Show" at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City. (more...)

MAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage TheatreMAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, has announced a two-week extension after opening to extremely positive reviews on February 15th. The production will now play through March 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and More Lead Cleveland Play House 2017 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and More Lead Cleveland Play House 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Cleveland Play House's newly announced 2017-18 Season contains a wide range of work certain to captivate, enlighten, excite and engage Cleveland audiences. Bursting with action, adventure, romance, and suspense, audiences will find joy in unexpected places in each production this Season.  The Season will include a swashbuckling romantic comedy, an urgent revival of an international classic, soul-shaking gospel performances, a political thriller from a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a Tony Award-winning musical, and an electrifying athletic drama that packs a punch. With characters ranging from rebels and outsiders, to misfits, revolutionaries and geniuses, audiences will be swept up into the stories of one and all, and will be reminded that the most efficient way to resolve conflict whether on the stage or in life, is through collaboration.   (more...)

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