Williamstown Theatre News

BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Everyman Theatre - An Ambitious UndertakingBWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Everyman Theatre - An Ambitious Undertaking
by Charles Shubow - Feb 24, 2017

Charles Dickens gigantic novel put on stage is a challenging experience. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage SeasonMarin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Enchantment abounds as the season continues with the Bay Area Premiere of Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall's effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, coming to MTC this holiday season. In the Elizabethan era, when women are forbidden to become actors, what's a stage-struck lady to do? Lady Viola de Lesseps adores plays, especially those by a young writer named Will Shakespeare, but can only look on longingly as men and boys perform them. Will, meanwhile, has his own struggles: his inspiration fled, his debts and unwritten commissions piling up…until he meets an unknown young player named Thomas Kent, who speaks his words as he's always dreamed they'd be spoken, and a beautiful woman named Viola, who could be just the muse he needs. Under the direction of MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this stage adaptation of the beloved film finds its true essence: a love letter to the power of theatre and the imagination. (more...)

Michael Weller's LOOSE ENDS to Play T. Schreiber Studio This SpringMichael Weller's LOOSE ENDS to Play T. Schreiber Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Award-winning T. Schreiber Studio (TSS) returns with their second full length play of their 2016-2017 season with Michael Weller's Loose Ends. (more...)

Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced five plays in its 2017/2018 season with a focus on staging works by emerging contemporary playwrights and celebrated veteran writers. (more...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading SeriesWorks by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff AwardeesCatherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATIONMore Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

LOVE FOR SALE Extended Through March 3 at Soho PlayhouseLOVE FOR SALE Extended Through March 3 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthPRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

UCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREWUCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Taming of the Shrew(d), an adaptation of Shakespeare's original text by Kristen Tregar and Kyle Donnelly, directed by Kyle Donnelly. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Developing New Play by St. Paul Playwright Harrison David RiversPlaywrights' Center Developing New Play by St. Paul Playwright Harrison David Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights' Center continues March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. with public readings of 'The Sea & The Stars' by Harrison David Rivers. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin TonightPerformances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

BWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad StageBWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Feb 14, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica recently presented the one and only spectacular Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique, one-night solo concert event - CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION, and I can honestly tell you the girl's still got it and knows exactly how to use it to bring Broadway magic to the stage! The incomparable Tony Award winner recreated signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink, The Visit, and from her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story which brought her the stardom she so richly deserves. (more...)

The Elephant Theatre Company presents GOD'S WAITING ROOMThe Elephant Theatre Company presents GOD'S WAITING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Elephant Theatre Company presents Robert Austin Rossi's heartfelt World Premiere dramaGod's Waiting Room where prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. Renowned Los Angeles theatre Director, David Fofi directs this award-winning cast. LA stage veterans Kathleen Garrett stars along with Jeremy Glazer, Mark Adair-Rios, Randy Vasquez and Charlie Pacello. (more...)

MTC 2017-18 Season to Include Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREWMTC 2017-18 Season to Include Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Keri Kellerman are thrilled to announce that Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew-winner of MTC's 2014 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and the third installment in Morisseau's 3-play cycle, The Detroit Projects-will be co-produced with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley as a part of MTC's 51st mainstage season. MTC will send out a press release with the full lineup for the 2017-18 season once all remaining plays are confirmed. (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company to present PRECIOUS LITTLEThe Nora Theatre Company to present PRECIOUS LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to Madeleine George's Precious Little from March 2 - 26, 2017.Precious Little  is directed by Melia Bensussen . The press performance is Monday, March 6 at 7:30PM. Precious Little is a A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production. (more...)

Maddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street PlayhouseMaddie Jo Landers, Laura Lapidus, Alec Silberblatt and Amos VanderPoel to Star in BAD JEWS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Bad Jews, the smash hit comedy by Joshua Harmon, on stage March 21-April 9, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Phillip Howze's FRONTIERES SANS FRONTIERES Headed to The Bushwick Starr This SpringPhillip Howze's FRONTIERES SANS FRONTIERES Headed to The Bushwick Starr This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Bushwick Starr presents the world premiere of Phillip Howze's Frontieres sans Frontieres, a bold and boundless new play about borders, friendships, and the challenges of reinventing oneself in a world that seeks to limit and delineate you. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINSLauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season, Featuring S. Epatha Merkerson, Jane Kaczmarek and MoreWilliamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season, Featuring S. Epatha Merkerson, Jane Kaczmarek and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the Williamstown Theatre Festival 2017 Summer Season, the 63rd Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company, which will include four world premieres, a new musical, the first production of a WTF commissioned artist, and much more. (more...)

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