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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Get a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, Now thru 10/6Court Theatre Presents Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, Now thru 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run tonight, September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Alan Anderson and Lisa Beasley in Court Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOPPhoto Flash: First Look at David Alan Anderson and Lisa Beasley in Court Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Court Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6Court Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Kenny Leon 'Thankful' to Bring Tupac Musical, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, to BroadwayKenny Leon 'Thankful' to Bring Tupac Musical, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, titled HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, is on its way to Broadway. Directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun [2004], Fences [2010] The Mountaintop), the project is planned for a Broadway production in the 2013-2014 season, subject to theatre availability. (more...)

CTG Opens Applications for 2013-14 August Wilson Monologue Competition and In-School Residency; Deadline TodayCTG Opens Applications for 2013-14 August Wilson Monologue Competition and In-School Residency; Deadline Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Center Theatre Group is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 August Wilson programs - the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) and the CTG August Wilson In-School Residency Program. (more...)

August Wilson's American Century Cycle, in Staged ReadingsAugust Wilson's American Century Cycle, in Staged Readings
by Naomi Serviss - Sep 3, 2013

The acclaimed playwright is being celebrated in staged readings through Sept. 28 at The Greene Performance Space in Lower Manhattan. (more...)

CTG Opens Applications for 2013-14 August Wilson Monologue Competition and In-School Residency; Deadline 10/1CTG Opens Applications for 2013-14 August Wilson Monologue Competition and In-School Residency; Deadline 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Center Theatre Group is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 August Wilson programs - the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) and the CTG August Wilson In-School Residency Program. (more...)

MAKE HERstory To Play Simple Wellness October 25-26MAKE HERstory To Play Simple Wellness October 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

"MAKE HERstory: A Work in Progress", Sponsored by: Simple Wellness Day Spa will run at 519 N. Charles Street in Baltimore, MD 21201 on October 25th and 26th at 8pm. Tickets will be $20 Online $25 at the door (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins TonightPhoto Flash: Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre tonight, September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Get a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOPPhoto Flash: Court Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

The Court Theatre has extended The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will now run through Sunday, October 13 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the stars onstage below! (more...)

Court Theatre Extends THE MOUNTAINTOP Through 10/13Court Theatre Extends THE MOUNTAINTOP Through 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert announce the extension of The Mountaintop written byKatori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will now run through Sunday, October 13 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Jason George, Gregory North and More Join Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN; Cast Announced!Jason George, Gregory North and More Join Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast for Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. This plays November 5 - December 1, 2013, with a press opening night and The Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on November 10 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Human Race Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOFPhoto Flash: First Look at Human Race Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

The Human Race Theatre Company continues its tradition of producing endearing musicals with the Joseph Stein/Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick classic, Fiddler on the Roof, the second production in its 27th season. Welcome to the village of Anatevka, where tradition is everything. But change is sweeping across the land and into poor dairyman Tevye's house. When his daughters want to break with the old ways and choose their own husbands, Tevye must decide which he loves more - his family's happiness or his long-held beliefs. Filled with timeless songs and wonderful dance numbers, this Broadway hit is a heartwarming tale for young and old. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Human Race Theatre Company's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Begin 10/31Human Race Theatre Company's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Begin 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Human Race Theatre Company continues its tradition of producing endearing musicals with the Joseph Stein/Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick classic, Fiddler on the Roof, the second production in its 27th season. Welcome to the village of Anatevka, where tradition is everything. But change is sweeping across the land and into poor dairyman Tevye's house. When his daughters want to break with the old ways and choose their own husbands, Tevye must decide which he loves more - his family's happiness or his long-held beliefs. Filled with timeless songs and wonderful dance numbers, this Broadway hit is a heartwarming tale for young and old. (more...)

Jason George, Gregory North and More Join Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Beg. TonightJason George, Gregory North and More Join Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse presents Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. This plays tonight, November 5 - December 1, 2013, with a press opening night and The Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on November 10. (more...)

Review:  Santiago-Hudson Beautifully Recreates August Wilson in HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNEDReview: Santiago-Hudson Beautifully Recreates August Wilson in HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
by Michael Dale - Nov 27, 2013

Ruben Santiago-Hudson fills in for the playwright in a captivating evening of remembrances August Wilson created for himself. (more...)

Carl Lumbly, Margo Hall and More Join Marin Theatre Company's FENCES; Cast Announced!Carl Lumbly, Margo Hall and More Join Marin Theatre Company's FENCES; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, announces the casting of its spring production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Derrick Sanders. Fences, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and 1987 and 2010 Tony Awards, will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel and Tyee Tilghman as Lyons. MTC's production of Fences will run from April 10 through May 4. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Human Race Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOFSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Human Race Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2013

The Human Race Theatre Company continues its tradition of producing endearing musicals with the Joseph Stein/Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick classic, Fiddler on the Roof, the second production in its 27th season. Click below to go behind the scenes with the director and choreographer! (more...)

Tony Plana, Anthony Chisholm & More to Lead Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST; Full Cast AnnouncedTony Plana, Anthony Chisholm & More to Lead Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director), currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary season, has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winnerQuiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The company will feature ANTHONY CHISHOLM (Radio Golf, Jitney), DARIUSH KASHANI (Homebody/Kabul), TONY PLANA (Ugly Betty), ARMANDO RIESCO (2ST's Water by the Spoonful), ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ (Motherf***er with the Hat, Orange is the New Black), and ANNAPURNA SRIRAM (Pericles at Berkeley Rep). (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN Opens TodayPasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse is currently presenting Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. The show began previews November 5 and will continue through December 1, 2013, officially opening tonight, November 10. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, Directed by Phylicia Rashad at Mark Taper ForumSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, Directed by Phylicia Rashad at Mark Taper Forum
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2013

August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' directed by Phylicia Rashad, opens tonight, May 8 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The lyrically rich and powerful play continues through June 9, 2013. Click below to get a sneak peek of the show! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad To Be Honored at Westport Country Playhouse's Annual GalaPhylicia Rashad To Be Honored at Westport Country Playhouse's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, who directed Westport Country Playhouse's "A Raisin in the Sun" last fall, will be honored at the Playhouse's annual fundraising gala on the evening of Monday, September 16. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit, professional producing theater, now in its 83rd season - its work on stage, with schools, and throughout the community. The gala includes a one-night-only performance by Broadway talent and surprise guests. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Stage TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, 4/24-5/19Everyman Theatre to Stage TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, 4/24-5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Everyman Theatre continues its season of award-winning Baltimore Premieres with the 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, playing April 24th through May 19th, 2013. The production will feature Everyman Theatre Resident Company Eric Berryman and Everyman veteran KenYatta Rogers in the two-person cast. Well-known and respected DC director, Jennifer L. Nelson, will helm the production. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Announces 2013-14 Theater SeasonMcCarter Theatre Center Announces 2013-14 Theater Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Hot on the heels of a highly successful season including - Christopher Durang's hilarious comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (now on Broadway with six Tony Award nominations), Edward Albee's poignant drama, A Delicate Balance , and Into the Woods reimagined by Fiasco Theatre -McCarter Theatre Artistic Director Emily Mann has announced the five theater productions for McCarter's 2013-2014 season. (more...)

RADIO GOLF Completes August Wilson Cycle at Pittsburgh Playwrights; Continues thru TodayRADIO GOLF Completes August Wilson Cycle at Pittsburgh Playwrights; Continues thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

A decade of ambition: Pittsburgh Playwrights completes the Cycle. Many arts organizations struggle in their first few years; and they survive those first lean years through sheer determination. So for a steelworker with no formal theater training to have the audacity to start a theater troupe that has reached a ten-year milestone is reason for pause. (more...)

RADIO GOLF Completes August Wilson Cycle at Pittsburgh Playwrights; Continues thru 6/30RADIO GOLF Completes August Wilson Cycle at Pittsburgh Playwrights; Continues thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

A decade of ambition: Pittsburgh Playwrights completes the Cycle. Many arts organizations struggle in their first few years; and they survive those first lean years through sheer determination. So for a steelworker with no formal theater training to have the audacity to start a theater troupe that has reached a ten-year milestone is reason for pause. (more...)

HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST & Schwimmer-Directed SEX WITH STRANGERS Join LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE in 2nd Stage's 2013-14 Season!HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST & Schwimmer-Directed SEX WITH STRANGERS Join LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE in 2nd Stage's 2013-14 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Second Stage Theatre's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) upcoming 35th Anniversary Season will kick off with the previously announced new musical LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, by James Lapine and William Finn, and will continue with the New York premiere of Quiara Alegria Hudes' THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, the follow-up to last season's acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning, Water by the Spoonful, and the final play in Ms. Hudes' Elliot trilogy, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The season will also include the New York Premiere of Laura Eason's provocative play,SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer. (more...)

Khalil Kain to Make Stage Directing Debut in BURIED CHILD at Aaron Davis Hall, 7/11-8/3Khalil Kain to Make Stage Directing Debut in BURIED CHILD at Aaron Davis Hall, 7/11-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Actor Khalil Kain, who is known for edgy character roles on film and for the TV series 'Girlfriends,' will make his stage directing debut with Sam Shepard's 'Buried Child,' to be presented by Aaron Davis Hall as an Equity LORT/LOA production from July 11 to August 3. The production uses a multi-racial cast to reinterpret the underlying symbols of Shepard's landmark play, in which the misfortunes of a Midwestern farming family reveal both the demise and endurance of the American Dream. (more...)

Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Aiming For Broadway in 2013-14; NYC Workshop UnderwayTupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Aiming For Broadway in 2013-14; NYC Workshop Underway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

A developmental workshop for a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, titled HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, is currently underway in New York City. Directed byKenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun [2004], Fences [2010] The Mountaintop), the project is planned for a Broadway production in the 2013-2014 season, subject to theatre availability. (more...)

Rachel Alderman, Leigh Fondakowski and Maija Garcia Set for GENERATING YOUR OWN WORK Panel TonightRachel Alderman, Leigh Fondakowski and Maija Garcia Set for GENERATING YOUR OWN WORK Panel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation and Culture Project's Women Center Stage 2013 Festival present 'Generating Your Own Work', a panel with Rachel Alderman, Leigh Fondakowski, and Maija Garcia tonight, July 22, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre at Culture Project at 45 Bleecker Street. This event is free. RSVP REQUIRED to Conversations@SDCweb.org. (more...)

TeCo Theatrical Productions to Welcome Broadway's Eugene Lee, 8/22TeCo Theatrical Productions to Welcome Broadway's Eugene Lee, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, TeCo Theatrical Productions will close its 2013 speakers series with an intimate conversation with acclaimed actor, playwright, and Broadway legend Eugene Lee. Now in its second year, the series was designed to support the creative community and educate a larger constituency in appreciating the arts through quarterly events at the Bishop Arts Theatre. (more...)

Rachel Alderman, Leigh Fondakowski and Maija Garcia Set for GENERATING YOUR OWN WORK Panel, 7/22Rachel Alderman, Leigh Fondakowski and Maija Garcia Set for GENERATING YOUR OWN WORK Panel, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation and Culture Project's Women Center Stage 2013 Festival present 'Generating Your Own Work', a panel with Rachel Alderman, Leigh Fondakowski, and Maija Garcia on Monday, July 22, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre at Culture Project at 45 Bleecker Street. This event is free. (more...)

NYTW Presents FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Starring Nikki M James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman & More, 8/23NYTW Presents FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Starring Nikki M James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman & More, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola has announced that Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and directed by Des McAnuff, will begin performances Friday, August 23 at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. Opening night is set for Thursday, September 12 at 7pm. Fetch Clay, Make Man is scheduled to run through Sunday, October 13; tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Khalil Kain Makes Stage Directing Debut in BURIED CHILD at Aaron Davis Hall, Now thru 8/3Khalil Kain Makes Stage Directing Debut in BURIED CHILD at Aaron Davis Hall, Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Actor Khalil Kain, who is known for edgy character roles on film and for the TV series 'Girlfriends,' will make his stage directing debut with Sam Shepard's 'Buried Child,' to be presented by Aaron Davis Hall as an Equity LORT/LOA production from tonight, July 11 to August 3. The production uses a multi-racial cast to reinterpret the underlying symbols of Shepard's landmark play, in which the misfortunes of a Midwestern farming family reveal both the demise and endurance of the American Dream. (more...)

Broadway Publicity Firm THE HARTMAN GROUP to Shut Down January 2014Broadway Publicity Firm THE HARTMAN GROUP to Shut Down January 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

After beginning his career in 1993, longtime theatrical press agent MICHAEL HARTMAN, founder and CEO of one of the largest and most successful theatrical publicity firms in New York, will say goodbye to Broadway and close THE HARTMAN GROUP on Sunday, January 5, 2014, remaining fully operational until then. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Receives $10K NEA Grant for SPRING AWAKENING and MoreCygnet Theatre Receives $10K NEA Grant for SPRING AWAKENING and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced that Cygnet Theatre is one of 895 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The $10,000 grant will support forums, creative marketing and school workshops in conjunction with the electrifying and provocative musical, Spring Awakening. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad & More Set for Live Video Webcasts of August Wilson Plays, Beg. TodayPhylicia Rashad & More Set for Live Video Webcasts of August Wilson Plays, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

While 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' is generating Oscar buzz for its chronicle of several decades of African- American political life, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson masterfully documented a full century of the African-American experience in the 10 plays the make up the American Century Cycle. These works, nine of which have been staged on Broadway with stars including Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, among many others, showed the suffering, joys, and triumphs of African-Americans through searing, poetic and personal stories of everyday people in Pittsburgh, PA. (more...)

Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, the state-of-the-art venue of the nation's most listened-to news/talk and classical public radio stations, will make history this fall when it creates, for the first time, exclusive recordings of all 10 of August Wilson's American Century Cycle Plays. (more...)

NYTW Presents FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Starring Nikki M James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman & More, Beg. TodayNYTW Presents FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Starring Nikki M James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman & More, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola has announced that Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and directed by Des McAnuff, will begin performances tonight, August 23 at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. Opening night is set for Thursday, September 12 at 7pm. Fetch Clay, Make Man is scheduled to run through Sunday, October 13; tickets are on sale now. (more...)

TeCo Theatrical Productions Welcomes Broadway's Eugene Lee TonightTeCo Theatrical Productions Welcomes Broadway's Eugene Lee Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Tonight, August 22, 2013, TeCo Theatrical Productions will close its 2013 speakers series with an intimate conversation with acclaimed actor, playwright, and Broadway legend Eugene Lee. Now in its second year, the series was designed to support the creative community and educate a larger constituency in appreciating the arts through quarterly events at the Bishop Arts Theatre. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6Court Theatre Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad and More Set for Live Video Webcasts of August Wilson Plays, Beg. 8/26Phylicia Rashad and More Set for Live Video Webcasts of August Wilson Plays, Beg. 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

While 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' is generating Oscar buzz for its chronicle of several decades of African- American political life, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson masterfully documented a full century of the African-American experience in the 10 plays the make up the American Century Cycle. These works, nine of which have been staged on Broadway with stars including Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, among many others, showed the suffering, joys, and triumphs of African-Americans through searing, poetic and personal stories of everyday people in Pittsburgh, PA. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 46th Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Begin. 9/20Berkeley Rep to Open 46th Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Begin. 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Durang, the renowned author of rollicking comedies such as Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Marriage of Bette & Boo, turns Chekhov on his head with this witty and incisive farce. In bucolic Bucks County, Vanya and Sonia fritter their lives away in their family's farmhouse amid regret, angst, and the alarming prophecies of an addled housecleaner. Enter their sister Masha, a self-absorbed movie star with her prized boy toy Spike, and the stage is set for an absurd weekend of hilarity and global warming. Acclaimed director Richard E.T. White returns to Berkeley Rep to stage the laugh-inducing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a loving homage to Chekhov's themes of heartbreak and hope. (more...)

Derrick Weeden Stars in PCPA's CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Beg. TonightDerrick Weeden Stars in PCPA's CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

PCPA has assembled a stellar cast for this summer's production of the French masterpiece, Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. It plays exclusively in the Solvang Festival Theater under the stars, tonight, August 17 through September 1, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Alan Anderson and Lisa Beasley in Court Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOPPhoto Flash: First Look at David Alan Anderson and Lisa Beasley in Court Theatre's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:00PM. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Court Theatre to Present Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6Court Theatre to Present Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/5-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Mountaintop written by Katori Hall, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The Mountaintop will run September 5 - October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, the state-of-the-art venue of the nation's most listened-to news/talk and classical public radio stations, will make history this fall when it creates, for the first time, exclusive recordings of all 10 of August Wilson's American Century Cycle Plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lillias White, Glynn Turman and More in JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at Mark Taper ForumPhoto Flash: First Look at Lillias White, Glynn Turman and More in JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Currently in previews, August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' directed by Phylicia Rashad, opens Wednesday, May 8 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The lyrically rich and powerful play continues through June 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Everyman Theatre Stages TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Now thru 5/19Everyman Theatre Stages TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

Everyman Theatre continues its season of award-winning Baltimore Premieres with the 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, playing today, April 24th through May 19th, 2013. The production will feature Everyman Theatre Resident Company Eric Berryman and Everyman veteran KenYatta Rogers in the two-person cast. Well-known and respected DC director, Jennifer L. Nelson, will helm the production. (more...)

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