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Steppenwolf Presents 6th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work 10/27-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents its 6th annual First Look Repertory of New Work-three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory playing October 27 - November 14, 2010 in Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St. (more...)

Kenny Leon Set to Direct 'Cotton'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2010

According to a report by Variety, Broadway director Kenny Leon is set to direct the film version of the Jennifer Thompson-Cannino's 'Picking Cotton', entitled 'Cotton'. Adapted by Todd Komarnicki, the film is about a friendship that develops between a woman and her falsely identified rapist. (more...)

Jeremy McCarter to Host Public Forum Lecture Series at The Public this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2010

This fall, The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) will launch The Public Forum, an exciting new series of lectures, debates and conversations that showcase leading voices in the arts, politics and the media. Curated by Jeremy McCarter, a senior writer at Newsweek, Public Forum events are open to the general public. Tickets for the inaugural event can be purchased for $25 beginning Tuesday, October 5. Member tickets are on sale Tuesday, September 28. (more...)

TROUBLE IN MIND Plays Aurora Theatre Company Thru 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2010

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 19th season with Alice Childress' vibrant, humorous, and heartbreaking look at racism through the lens of the theater, TROUBLE IN MIND. Robin Stanton (Speech & Debate, Betrayed, Permanent Collection) directs this play about race, identity, and opportunity, featuring Bay Area favorite Margo Hall in her Aurora Theatre Company debut, along with Tim Kniffin, Rhonnie Washington, Elizabeth Carter, Michael Ray Wisely, Earll Kingston, Patrick Russell, Jon Gentry, and Melissa Quine. TROUBLE IN MIND plays August 20 through September 26 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($34-55) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Soulpepper Reprises Award-Winning Production Of A RAISIN IN THE SUN 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2010

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced that the company's production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun will run October 19 - November 13, 2010, at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

ATC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, 10/16-11/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010

It's 1927 and Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, strides into a rundown Chicago recording studio to join a battling quartet of musicians. The great playwright August Wilson places this formidable artist at the center of a captivating drama of flamboyant personalities, professional jealousy, and shattered dreams. Directed by Lou Bellamy, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from October 16 through November 6. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from November 11 through November 28. The Tucson media sponsors for the 2010-2011 season are KGUN9, MIX-FM and Tucson Lifestyle. Arizona Theatre Company's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

FREEMAN IN PARIS To Play United Solo Festival In NYC, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010

Freeman in Paris, written and performed by Herb Newsome, will have its New York premiere at the United Solo Festival at the Theatre Row on 42nd street on November 21st at 3pm. The play is directed by Michael G. Rosenthal. (more...)

Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Visits RAISINETS IN THE SUNSHINE at HOWL!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2010

Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald, who starred in the 2004 Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun and currently stars in the ABC drama 'Private Practice,' attended Saturday night's benefit performance of the TWEED Fractured Classick RAISINETS IN THE SUNSHINE, presented as part of HOWL! ARTS PROJECT 2010 which continues through September 30. (more...)

Mixed Blood Theater Presents A COOL DRINK A WATER 9/17-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2010

Mixed Blood Theatre opens its 35th season on September 17 with the regional premiere of A COOL DRINK A WATER by Broadway-bound playwright Thomas W. Jones II, who also stars in the comedy. The critically acclaimed play, in only its second production after a successful 2009 debut in Atlanta, runs at Mixed Blood, 1501 S. 4th St., through October 10. (more...)

MBT Presents A COOL DRINK OF WATER, 9/17-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2010

Mixed Blood Theatre opens its 35th season on September 17 with the regional premiere of A COOL DRINK A WATER by Broadway-bound playwright Thomas W. Jones II, who also stars in the comedy. The critically acclaimed play, in only its second production after a successful 2009 debut in Atlanta, runs at Mixed Blood through October 10. (more...)

Darryl Reuben Hall's Frat House: 'Where Boys Become Men'
by Beau Higgins - Sep 11, 2010

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE September 24 -October 3, 2010 (Weekends Only). FRAT HOUSE, a modern-day 'Prodigal Son' comedic musical, tells the story of Thomas, the son of a Pastor, who leaves home to attend college and joins a fraternity against his father's advice. (more...)

Harriet Jacobs Now in Rehearsals at KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

Harriet Jacobs, a triumphant, true story about a young slave's journey through and out of slavery. is in rehearsal at Kansas City Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Nominations Announced For the 2010 TMA Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2010

The Theatrical Management Association (TMA) is delighted to announce the nominations for its annual Theatre Awards ceremony, which celebrates the best of British theatre from around the United Kingdom. (more...)

Darryl Reuben Hall's 'Frat House' Extends For Two More Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2010

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE September 24 -October 10, 2010 (Weekends Only). FRAT HOUSE, a modern-day 'Prodigal Son' comedic musical, tells the story of Thomas, the son of a Pastor, who leaves home to attend college and joins a fraternity against his father's advice. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's FIRST LOOK REPERTORY OF NEW WORK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2010

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents its 6th annual First Look Repertory of New Work-three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory playing October 27 - November 14, 2010 in Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St. (more...)

Darryl Reuben Hall's 'Frat House' Extends For Two More Performances
by Beau Higgins - Oct 5, 2010

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE September 24 -October 10, 2010 (Weekends Only). FRAT HOUSE, a modern-day 'Prodigal Son' comedic musical, tells the story of Thomas, the son of a Pastor, who leaves home to attend college and joins a fraternity against his father's advice. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

ATC proudly presents a limited engagement of ROMEO AND JULIET, the 'greatest love story ever told,' performed by two of America's premier classical theatre companies for a limited run, November 4-7 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix and November 11-14 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson. The New York Times says, 'ROMEO AND JULIET is a play of enormous, reckless passions - clans feud, friends quarrel, and lovers swoon. Here, those passions are met head-on, and with real skill.' The Minneapolis Examiner claims, 'This ROMEO AND JULIET transcends its classic status by portraying its fated lovers as two swept up in a romance that leads from the heart and not from the head. Whatever your age, it's safe to say this production will make you feel equally smitten.' This is a strictly limited engagement of this acclaimed national tour of William Shakespeare's richly poetic tragedy of young love. (more...)

Rashad to Direct A RAISIN IN THE SUN in LA, Mar. 2011
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT), Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown, announced today, that Phylicia Rashad is set to make her Los Angeles directorial debut with its production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun. ERT is proud to return this groundbreaking play to Los Angeles for its first fully-staged production in over twenty years. Preview performances begin on March 23, 2011, with the official press opening on March 25, 2011 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles. Single tickets go on sale November 1, 2010. (more...)

IN THE FOOTPRINT Plays The Irondale Center In Brooklyn, Previews 11/12
by Robert Lawlor - Oct 29, 2010

The renowned investigative theatre company, The Civilians has announced casting and opening night for its world premiere of IN THE FOOTPRINT: THE BATTLE OVER ATLANTIC YARDS, a new play with music, beginning previews November 12 prior to an official opening night on November 22 at the Irondale Center (85 South Oxford St.) in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. (more...)

Steppenwolf Presents 6th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work 10/27-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2010

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents its 6th annual First Look Repertory of New Work-three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory playing October 27 - November 14, 2010 in Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St. (more...)

Steppenwolf Presents FIRST LOOK REPERTORY OF NEW WORK, 10/27-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2010

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents its 6th annual First Look Repertory of New Work-three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory playing October 27 - November 14, 2010 in Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St. The 2010 festival will also include three free readings by emerging playwrights presented November 5-7, 2010. Tickets for all productions are currently on-sale. (more...)

Monk, Esper, et al. Set for STORIES ON 5 STORIES, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2010

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced the initial line-up of performers participating in the popular return of its unique benefit event STORIES ON 5 STORIES on Monday evening, November 1. (more...)

TRAIN TO 2010, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, et al. Set for Crossroads Theatre Company Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010

The Crossroads Theatre Company's current season will continue with TRAIN TO 2010, opening on October 13 and running through October 24. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to Remount CLYBOURNE PARK, 7/21-8/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2010

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will remount the company's smash-hit production of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park from July 21 - August 14, 2011. The entire original cast is scheduled to return for the production, again directed by Woolly Mammoth Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz. (more...)

Butler, Rashad & Deavere Smith Lead Arena's First Productions in 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

Arena Stage's inaugural season at the Mead Center for American Theater opens with three productions featuring three powerful leading ladies - E. Faye Butler in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! in the company's renovated, iconic Fichandler Stage; Phylicia Rashad in playwright Marcus Gardley's world premiere of Every Tongue Confess in the brand new 200-seat Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle; and Anna Deavere Smith in her one-woman play, Second Stage's production of Let Me Down Easy, which begins its national tour in the freshly refurbished Kreeger Theater. (more...)

SANCTIFIED Plays The Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Producers Proteus Spann and Pro2Play Productions are pleased to announce the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified. Written by Javon Johnson, with original music by Rollo A. Dilworth, and directed by Derrick Sanders, Sanctified will play the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. Casting will be announced next month. (more...)

Soulpepper Reprises Award-Winning Production Of A RAISIN IN THE SUN 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced that the company's production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun will run October 19 - November 13, 2010, at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Jason Dirden, Crystal Fox Complete Cast For Arena Stage's every tongue confess
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced the full cast for the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. (more...)

Friedman, McInerney Cast In The Public Theater's Chasing The Green Light, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2010

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) is proud to announce the addition of Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Hathaway and the best-selling author of the Gossip Girl series Cecily von Ziegesar to the prestigious roster of participants for "Chasing The Green Light," the first Public Forum on Monday, October 18. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Leads Arena's every tongue confess, Runs 11/9-1/2/2011
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. (more...)

ATC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, 10/16-11/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2010

It's 1927 and Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, strides into a rundown Chicago recording studio to join a battling quartet of musicians. The great playwright August Wilson places this formidable artist at the center of a captivating drama of flamboyant personalities, professional jealousy, and shattered dreams. Directed by Lou Bellamy, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from October 16 through November 6. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from November 11 through November 28. The Tucson media sponsors for the 2010-2011 season are KGUN9, MIX-FM and Tucson Lifestyle. Arizona Theatre Company's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

IN THE FOOTPRINT announces cast and opening night, 11/22.
by Robert Lawlor - Oct 14, 2010

The renowned investigative theatre company, The Civilians has announced casting and opening night for its world premiere of IN THE FOOTPRINT: THE BATTLE OVER ATLANTIC YARDS, a new play with music, beginning previews November 12 prior to an official opening night on November 22 at the Irondale Center (85 South Oxford St.) in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. (more...)

Friedman, McInerney Cast In The Public Theater's Chasing The Green Light
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2010

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) is proud to announce the addition of Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Hathaway and the best-selling author of the Gossip Girl series Cecily von Ziegesar to the prestigious roster of participants for "Chasing The Green Light," the first Public Forum on Monday, October 18. (more...)

ATC Announces McSweeny, Clark And More For THE TRINITY RIVER PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2010

Dallas Theater Center and The Goodman Theatre proudly present the world premiere of The Trinity River Plays, written by Oak Cliff native Regina Taylor, directed by Ethan McSweeny. (more...)

Juilliard Presents 2010-2011 Season Feat. Fourth Year Actors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2010

Juilliard's Drama Division announced the complete schedule for its 2010-2011 season of fully-staged productions featuring students in their fourth and final year of acting training at Juilliard. This season's plays include Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Jade King Carroll, October 20-24; David Auburn's PROOF, directed by Harris Yulin, November 11-15; and Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, directed by Richard Feldman, December 9-13. (more...)

Darryl Reuben Hall's 'Frat House' Extends For Two More Performances
by Beau Higgins - Oct 10, 2010

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE September 24 -October 10, 2010 (Weekends Only). FRAT HOUSE, a modern-day 'Prodigal Son' comedic musical, tells the story of Thomas, the son of a Pastor, who leaves home to attend college and joins a fraternity against his father's advice. (more...)

Mixed Blood Theater Presents A COOL DRINK A WATER 9/17-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

Mixed Blood Theatre opens its 35th season on September 17 with the regional premiere of A COOL DRINK A WATER by Broadway-bound playwright Thomas W. Jones II, who also stars in the comedy. The critically acclaimed play, in only its second production after a successful 2009 debut in Atlanta, runs at Mixed Blood, 1501 S. 4th St., through October 10. (more...)

MBT Presents A COOL DRINK OF WATER, 9/17-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

Mixed Blood Theatre opens its 35th season on September 17 with the regional premiere of A COOL DRINK A WATER by Broadway-bound playwright Thomas W. Jones II, who also stars in the comedy. The critically acclaimed play, in only its second production after a successful 2009 debut in Atlanta, runs at Mixed Blood through October 10. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works Records A Raisin in the Sun 11/7-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2010

OBIE Award-winning director Lou Bellamy will take the helm when L.A. Theatre Works records A Raisin in the Sun for radio broadcast. (more...)

ATC Announces McSweeny, Clark And More For THE TRINITY RIVER PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2010

Dallas Theater Center and The Goodman Theatre proudly present the world premiere of The Trinity River Plays, written by Oak Cliff native Regina Taylor, directed by Ethan McSweeny. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Presents ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

ATC proudly presents a limited engagement of ROMEO AND JULIET, the 'greatest love story ever told,' performed by two of America's premier classical theatre companies for a limited run, November 4-7 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix and November 11-14 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson. The New York Times says, 'ROMEO AND JULIET is a play of enormous, reckless passions - clans feud, friends quarrel, and lovers swoon. Here, those passions are met head-on, and with real skill.' The Minneapolis Examiner claims, 'This ROMEO AND JULIET transcends its classic status by portraying its fated lovers as two swept up in a romance that leads from the heart and not from the head. Whatever your age, it's safe to say this production will make you feel equally smitten.' This is a strictly limited engagement of this acclaimed national tour of William Shakespeare's richly poetic tragedy of young love. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Charles Officer Talks A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 3, 2010

Soulpepper is pleased to bring back the very popular production of A Raisin in the Sun that played in 2008 to rave reviews. With the original cast intact, this timeless classic is playing at The Young Centre for the Performing Arts until Nov 20th, 2010. BWW sat down and talked with Charles Officer about his love for theatre, and what it is like returning to the stage after taking time out to purse film and television projects. (more...)

Soulpepper Extends A RAISIN IN THE SUN Thru 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced that due to popular demand‚ the critically acclaimed production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun will be extended to November 20, 2010. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works Records A Raisin in the Sun 11/7-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

OBIE Award-winning director Lou Bellamy will take the helm when L.A. Theatre Works records A Raisin in the Sun for radio broadcast. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of every tongue confess
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. Director Kenny Leon (Broadway's Fences and last season's Stick Fly at Arena Stage) leads an ensemble cast featuring talent from across the country, including Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad teamed up with Jason Dirden, CrystAl Fox, Autumn Hurlbert, Jim Ireland, Leslie Kritzer, Eugene Lee, E. Roger Mitchell and Jonathan Earl Peck. every tongue confess runs November 9, 2010-January 2, 2011 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

TRUE BLOOD's Wesley Set for RAISIN IN THE SUN at LATW, 11/17-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2010

OBIE Award-winning director Lou Bellamy will take the helm when L.A. Theatre Works records A Raisin in the Sun for radio broadcast. The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by Lorraine Hansberry will star Judyann Elder, James Gleason, Noah Gray-Cabey (Heroes), Deidrie Henry, Terrell Tilford, Rutina Wesley (HBO's True Blood) and Mirron Willis in five performances, November 17-21, at the Skirball Cultural Center. L.A. Theatre Works' nationally syndicated radio theater series airs locally in Southern California on KPCC 89.3 every Saturday from 10 pm - midnight and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org. (more...)

IN THE FOOTPRINT Plays The Irondale Center In Brooklyn, Previews 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

The renowned investigative theatre company, The Civilians has announced casting and opening night for its world premiere of IN THE FOOTPRINT: THE BATTLE OVER ATLANTIC YARDS, a new play with music, beginning previews November 12 prior to an official opening night on November 22 at the Irondale Center (85 South Oxford St.) in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Presents 3 First Look Productions
by BWW Photo Special - Nov 1, 2010

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents its 6th annual First Look Repertory of New Work-three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory playing October 27 - November 14, 2010 in Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St. The 2010 festival will also include three free readings by emerging playwrights presented November 5-7, 2010. Tickets for all productions and readings are currently available. (more...)

Monk, Esper, et al. Set for STORIES ON 5 STORIES, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced the initial line-up of performers participating in the popular return of its unique benefit event STORIES ON 5 STORIES on Monday evening, November 1. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Announces Phylicia Rashad to Direct A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT), Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown, announced today, that Phylicia Rashad is set to make her Los Angeles directorial debut with its production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

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