Williamstown Theatre News

Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Join Greg Hildreth in SECOND FIDDLE at Feinstein's/54 BelowChristian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Join Greg Hildreth in SECOND FIDDLE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Greg Hildreth in 'Second Fiddle' on Monday, April 4th at 7PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce Host the Williamstown Theatre Festival GalaPhoto Coverage: Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce Host the Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 9, 2016

Williamstown Theatre†Festival's annual Gala was just held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) last†night, February 8, 2016. The evening †included cocktails, dinner, and live auction led by Charity Auctioneer Robbie Gordy of Christie's New York.†Hosted by†Jessica Hecht and†David Hyde Pierce, the evening included special appearances and performances by: star of stage and screen†Ana Gasteyer,†Telly Leung†(Broadway's Allegiance),†Lindsay Mendez†(Broadway's Wicked), New York's hottest new band Sky-Pony (led by Tony Award-nominated singer/actress†Lauren Worsham†and musician/writer†Kyle Jarrow), and more. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/9/2016 - DISASTER!, PRODIGAL SON, JOPLIN & More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/9/2016 - DISASTER!, PRODIGAL SON, JOPLIN & More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 9, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Take cover! DISASTER! wrecks havoc on Broadway starting tonight, PRODIGAL SON opens at MTC, Janis Joplin heads out on tour and more! (more...)

Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Marisa Tomei and More Head to Williamstown Theatre Festival This Summer; Four World Premieres!Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Marisa Tomei and More Head to Williamstown Theatre Festival This Summer; Four World Premieres!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosted its starry 2016 gala this evening at City Winery in New York City, where Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield announced the initial lineup for this summer's season -- the 62nd for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. Among the big names slated for the†2016 Summer Season are Alfred Molina,†Marisa Tomei, Jane Kaczmarek and†Michael Stuhlbarg. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATEDA Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse Welcomes New Artistic DirectorOmaha Community Playhouse Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Faith Hickman has accepted the position of artistic director of the Playhouse. Hickman will begin at OCP full time on June 1, 2016 and is filling the position upon the dismissal of OCP's most recent Artistic Director Hilary Adams. Susan Baer Collins, former OCP associate artistic director, has been acting as interim artistic director since last December and she will work with Hickman in the transition. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce & Jessica Hecht Co-Host Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2016 Gala TonightDavid Hyde Pierce & Jessica Hecht Co-Host Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2016 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival's annual Gala will be held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) tonight, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and live auction led by Charity Auctioneer Robbie Gordy of Christie's New York. Hosted by Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce, the evening will include special appearances and performances by a slew of stars. (more...)

Kathleen Turner to Open Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2016 Theatre Masters SeriesKathleen Turner to Open Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2016 Theatre Masters Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-nominee and film actress Kathleen Turner kicks off Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2016 Theatre Masters series on February 29 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).† (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.† (more...)

'LADY DAY' & More Set for Dorset Theatre Festival's Summer 2016 Season'LADY DAY' & More Set for Dorset Theatre Festival's Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Building upon their continued reputation as a theatre where audiences can expect the unexpected, Dorset Theatre Festival's 2016 summer season will feature a historic collaboration with Vermont's Weston Playhouse and Northern Stage, a World Premiere by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, a Regional Premiere by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl, and an exciting revival of Broadway's recent Tony Award-winner Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, featuring the life and music of jazz-icon Billie Holiday. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall†by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016,†and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce & Jessica Hecht to Co-Host WTF's Annual Gala in NYCDavid Hyde Pierce & Jessica Hecht to Co-Host WTF's Annual Gala in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival's annual Gala will be held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM.† The evening will include cocktails, dinner, and live auction led by Charity Auctioneer Robbie Gordy of Christie's New York. Hosted by Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce, the evening will include special appearances and performances by: star of stage and screen Ana Gasteyer, Telly Leung (Broadway's Allegiance), Lindsay Mendez†(Broadway's†Wicked), New York's hottest new band Sky-Pony (led by Tony Award-nominated singer/actress Lauren Worsham and musician/writer Kyle Jarrow), and more! (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR EventsHuntington Theatre Company Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

In conjunction with its current production of Milk Like Sugar, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations.†Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to†Milk Like Sugar,†available at huntingtontheatre.org/milk-like-sugar, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New 'J.M. Barrie' Tony Yazbeck Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND!Photo Coverage: New 'J.M. Barrie' Tony Yazbeck Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 27, 2016

FINDING NEVERLAND has found its new leading man! Tony Award nominee†Tony Yazbeck†(On The Town) just took†over the role of Peter Pan creator†J.M. Barrie†in the smash hit, record-breaking Broadway musical last night, January 26, 2016. The production plays at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues). BroadwayWorld was there for his big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater CompanyTimothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for 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...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Nick Cearley Will Bring BUYER & CELLAR to Key West's Red Barn TheatreNick Cearley Will Bring BUYER & CELLAR to Key West's Red Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Key West's Red Barn Theatre will soon present the Regional Premiere of Buyer & Cellar, a one-man show by playwright Jonathan Tolins. Enjoying immediate success at the non-profit Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Buyer & Cellar moved to the Barrow Street Theatre for an Off-Broadway run. Playing to sold-out houses for months, Buyer & Cellar received an Off-Broadway extension until April of 2014. The critically acclaimed production went on to receive a Chicago engagement followed by a US Tour through November 2014. (more...)

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