Working Theatre News

Lonny Price, Chris Cattelli, Marc Bruni and More to Helm NAMT's 2014 Festival Productions Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today the all-star lineup of directors and musical directors participating in the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Pink House Productions announced today the New York City premier of YOU, ME AND THAT GUY, a hilarious 80 minute comedy about a recent college grad who uses the magic of a mystical open mic to heal her relationships with her technology saturated family and friends. Written by Stephen Sanow*, YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will open the 2014 Araca Project. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY to Begin 9/26 at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Ford's Theatre Society 2014-2015 season begins with Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Driving Miss Daisy," directed by Jennifer L. Nelson, September 26 through October 26, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The cast also includes Ron Heneghan as Boolie Werthan. (more...)

BPA Theatre School Fall Registration Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Registration for BPA Theatre School's Fall 2014 session is now underway under the impassioned leadership of recently appointed Director of Education Zandi Carlson. BPA Theatre School's highly-qualified cadre of teaching artists and assistants lead year-round classes for students, age three-and-a-half to adult. (more...)

Royal Oak Presents Shakespeare Festival Featuring HAMLET & Other Classics, 7/31 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Final preparations are under way in Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park for the 14th annual outdoor summer theatre festival, Shakespeare Royal Oak. The festival begins July 28 and continues through Sunday, August 10. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now for Hamlet and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] and can be purchased online at A complete Shakespeare Royal Oak performance schedule follows this release. In addition to its outdoor productions, Water Works will also offer performance minded students an opportunity to learn from Working Theatre professionals with the Water Works Academy and KidsAct! July 28 - August 9. (more...)

KidsAct! to Welcome More Students to Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

For the 13th year, Water Works Theatre Company is offering performance minded students a chance to learn from Working Theatre professionals and to perform on the outdoor stage in Starr Jaycee Park during its annual Shakespeare Royal Oak festival. Spots are still available for the Water Works Academy for high school students and KidsAct! for students entering grades 1-8. More information and registration can be found online at (more...)

Vice President Biden, James Earl Jones, Scott Bakula, Debbie Allen, and More Come to Ford's Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy, House Majority Leader Elect Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, actress Debbie Allen, members of Congress and other distinguished guests attended the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala the evening of Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The gala performance was followed by a seated dinner at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum (750 Ninth Street NW). The evening included the presentation of the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal to actor James Earl Jones and the U.S. House of Representatives' longest-serving member, The Honorable John D. Dingell. The award was given in recognition of their extraordinary character, service, accomplishments and work reflecting Lincoln's legacy of humanity, wisdom, eloquence and vision. (more...)

2014 Bobby G Awards Ceremony Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Denver Center Attractions previously announced the 2014 nominees for The Bobby G Awards - the Colorado regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theater Awards. The awards ceremony, tonight, May 29 at 7pm at The Buell Theatre, includes performances from the shows nominated for Outstanding Overall Production, a medley featuring the nominees for Outstanding Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role and honors outstanding achievements by students and educators made in the areas of performance, design, direction, choreography, technical production and overall production excellence. (more...)

Stage Door Inc. to Kick Off 2014 Summer Youth Academy, Featuring ALADDIN JR., 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Looking for a safe, fun environment for your kids this summer? Stage Door Inc. Center for the Performing Arts and Education is pleased to announce its 2014 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY, a summer musical theatre class for students from ages 4 to 17. This year's show selection is Disney's timeless story ALADDIN JR. (more...)

Queens Theatre to Host Showstoppers, Summer Musical Theatre Program for Kids, 7/21-8/15
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT) is proud to announce the launch of their first annual Summer Musical Theatre Program for kids ages 7 to 14 - SHOWSTOPPERS ! In just two weeks, rising young stars will create and perform an original pocket-sized musical play. The Theatre's program takes students through the entire of process of creating a musical play from auditions to writing and rehearsing, culminating in a performance on their Mainstage. SHOWSTOPPERS Summer Musical Theatre Program begins July 21st and runs through August 15th at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368). More information is available on the theatre's website (more...)

David Zayas, Cathy Curtain and More Join NYMadness' Season Closer with Guest David Bar Katz Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

New York Madness closes its fourth season on May 12th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, with featured guest playwright David Bar Katz (Tony Nominee, LAByrinth Theatre Co, Emmy Nominee, FOX, HBO, Sundance LOVE & TIME TRAVEL). (more...)

2014 Bobby G Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Denver Center Attractions announces the 2014 nominees for The Bobby G Awards - the Colorado regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theater Awards. (more...)

Florida Rep's Conservatory Program to Stage URINETOWN, 5/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Florida Rep's Education Department is pleased to announce the opening of URINETOWN, The Musical! This hilarious and irreverent tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution plays May 30 at 7pm and May 31 at 2pm and 7pm in the Historic Arcade Theatre. (more...)

Florida Rep's INTO THE WOODS, JR. Runs 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Into the Woods, Jr.,book by James Lapine, music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is based on classic fairy tales. It plays in the ArtStage Studio Theatre for 3 performances only on Friday, April 18th at 7pm and on Saturday, April 19th at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available online at or by calling the Box Office at 239-332-4488. (more...)

YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at Playwrights Horizons; Sarah Sutherland Withdraws Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

BIKEMAN: A 9/11 PLAY with Robert Cuccioli to Play Final Performance on 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The producers of Bikeman: A 9/11 Play have announced that the production will play its final performance on Sunday March 30 at 3PM. Bikeman will have played total of 61 performances, including 25 previews. (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's New Musical FREEDOM'S SONG and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced that the Ford's Theatre 2014-2015 season will include mainstage productions of Driving Miss Daisy, headlined by Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace, the return of Edward Gero as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln by James Still, and a new musical, Freedom's Song, still in development, inspired by the words of Lincoln and those who lived through the Civil War. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Chad Kimball, Max von Essen & More Featured in Roundabout Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company's third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The actors involved in the series include: Pico Alexander, Fred Applegate, De'Adre Aziza, David Aaron Baker, Cassie Beck, Michael Chernus, Diane Davis, Dashiell Eaves, Ryan Eggold, Lisa Emery, Sue Jean Kim, Chad Kimball, Jessica Love, Lizbeth Mackay, Annie McNamara, Alex Mickiewicz, Aaron Clifton Moten, Olivia Oguma, Tonya Pinkins, Paul Pontrelli, Conrad Ricamora, Reg Rogers, Debra Jo Rupp, Campbell Scott and Max von Essen. (more...)

Tribeca PAC Presents BIKEMAN, A 9/11 PLAY - 2/18
by Hilary Kelly - Feb 18, 2014

Marc Agger and William Brown proudly present Bikeman: A 9/11 Play by Thomas F. Flynn based on his acclaimed book. Flynn is an Emmy® Award-winning CBS reporter who nearly lost his life when the Twin Towers fell. He lived to write about his odyssey in an epic narrative poem that soon became a best seller. Dan Rather called it 'a journey into a modern underworld, and of the escape that made it possible to tell the tale.' Now, this critically acclaimed book has been adapted for the stage directed by Michael Bush. Bikeman features Tony Award® nominee Robert Cuccioli, Irungu Mutu, Angela Pierce, Elizabeth Ramos, and Richard Topol. (more...)

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