Williamstown Theatre News

Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

Tony Winners Christian Borle, Lisa Kron & More Set for Drama League's Fall 2015 UP CLOSE SeriesTony Winners Christian Borle, Lisa Kron & More Set for Drama League's Fall 2015 UP CLOSE Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Drama League has announced their Fall 2015 Schedule of events and workshops at the Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca. (more...)

InViolet Theater Company's SOMMERFUGL Begins Next MonthInViolet Theater Company's SOMMERFUGL Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

InViolet Theater Company, under the direction of Founding Co-Artistic Directors Michael Henry Harris and Angela Razzano, In association with Melanie Maras, Bryan Tallevi and Andrea Kiefer have announced the off-off Broadway run of SOMMERFUGL, a new play written by Bixby Elliot inspired by the true story of Lili Elbe, the first person to have gender reassignment surgery in 1930. The production begins previews September 19 at the 4th Street Theater (83 East 4th Street) and will have its official opening on September 24. Stephen Brackett directs.  www.InViolettheater.com (more...)

BWW Interview: Audra McDonald Updates on P-Town Concert, Eye-Popping BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHUFFLE ALONG & More!BWW Interview: Audra McDonald Updates on P-Town Concert, Eye-Popping BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHUFFLE ALONG & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2015

Audra McDonald has a big year ahead of her! After embarking on a concert tour this fall, the six-time Tony winner, who recenty wrapped filming for Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, will be back on Broadway, starring alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Joshua Henry and Brandon Victor Dixon in SHUFFLE ALONG. Before all of that, McDonald will head to Provincetown, MA to take part in the acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall concert series, hosted by SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky. For one show only on Monday, August 24 (6:30 PM), she will be joined onstage by her husband and fellow Broadway star Will Swenson, with whom she is currently starring in Williamstown Theatre Festival's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. McDonald recently checked in with BroadwayWorld about Monday's concert, and updated us on all of her upcoming projects! Check out the full interview below: (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill PlayhouseFull Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical The Bandstand. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi) and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star in The Bandstand. (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Begins Previews TonightMCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, 'The Black Donnellys') and Afton C. Williamson ('Nashville,' 'Homeland'), in Matthew Lopez's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, the first production of MCC's 2015-16 Main Stage Season. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE begins previews tonight, August 20, 2015 ahead of a September 9, 2015 opening night. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Names New Artistic DirectorCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater today announced the appointment of Eric Ting as the company's new Artistic Director. The announcement, by Cal Shakes Board President Jean Simpson and Search Committee Chair Kate Stechschulte, caps an extensive seven-month nationwide search. Ting will serve as the fifth artistic director in the company's history, succeeding outgoing Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, who completed his 16-year tenure with the opening of The Mystery of Irma Vep. (more...)

Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th SeasonKenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the final production of its 30th anniversary season, the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Paulini and Sajous' SAJOUS SO FAR Continues Performances on Cape CodPaulini and Sajous' SAJOUS SO FAR Continues Performances on Cape Cod
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Sajous So Far, the critically acclaimed musical performance Co-Conceived by Christina Sajous and Ethan Paulini and Directed by Paulini is currently enjoying a critically acclaimed engagement at HJT - 105 Division St. West Harwich on Cape Cod. Performances began on August 14 and continue this Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $15-25 and are available by calling 508.432.2002 or www.hjtcapecod.org. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The PublicSaycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, November 8, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Tom Pelphrey & Gordon Joseph Weiss Join Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell FOOL FOR LOVETom Pelphrey & Gordon Joseph Weiss Join Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Fool for Love by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Obie Award winnerDaniel Aukin. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night- RED VELVET at Shakespeare & CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night- RED VELVET at Shakespeare & Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 15, 2015

Shakespeare & Company presented the first full American production of Red Velvet, written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Daniela Varon, and starring OBIE Award-winning actor John Douglas Thompson last night and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. This powerful and emotional drama joins the Tina Packer Playhouse repertory and runs through September 13. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of HOMEFREE at Road Theatre This FallCast Announced for World Premiere of HOMEFREE at Road Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the cast for the first show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the World Premiere of HOMEFREE, written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins 8/27Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Beginning August 27, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie. The final production of an exciting summer lineup, Williams' iconic work also launches Weston's 5-year American Masters series, an initiative dedicated to bringing classics of American drama to Weston's stage with artists of national stature. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/14; GREY GARDENS, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/14; GREY GARDENS, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 14, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Long Island, St. Louis and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson in Boston, Bay Street's GREY GARDENS starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, and The Muny's OKLAHOMA!, just to name a few. (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present THE PEOPLE BEFORE THE PARK, 9/3-20Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present THE PEOPLE BEFORE THE PARK, 9/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the winner of its 2015 Play Festival, The People Before the Park by Keith Josef Adkins, September 3 - 20 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). (more...)

The REP to Open 2015-16 Season with Donald Margulies' THE COUNTRY HOUSEThe REP to Open 2015-16 Season with Donald Margulies' THE COUNTRY HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, opens the 2015-2016 season with The Country House by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Donald Margulies. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Audra McDonald, Will Swenson and More in WTF's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTENPhoto Flash: First Look at Audra McDonald, Will Swenson and More in WTF's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 Season continues with an invigorating new look at Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, now running through August 23, featuring six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and Tony Award-nominee Will Swenson.  Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Audra McDonald Dominates WTF's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTENBWW REVIEW: Audra McDonald Dominates WTF's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by Jan Nargi - Aug 12, 2015

There's no mistaking who's in charge in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's crackling production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN now running through August 23. As Eugene O'Neill's indomitable Josie Hogan, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald stomps, kicks, shoves and brandishes a big stick as she asserts her dominance over her father Phil (Glynn Turman), her landlord and wannabe love interest James Tyrone (Will Swenson), and anyone else who gets in her way. (more...)

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