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Theater Ten Ten Presents 'ARMS AND THE MAN' 10/8 - 11/1Theater Ten Ten Presents 'ARMS AND THE MAN' 10/8 - 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2009

Theater Ten Ten announces its fall mainstage production for the 2009-2010 season, George Bernard Shaw's comedy 'Arms and The Man.' The show will run four weeks, October 8th through November 1st, 2009. Press is invited beginning Friday, October 9th. (more...)

Anne Kerry Ford Celebrates Kurt Weill In OctoberAnne Kerry Ford Celebrates Kurt Weill In October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

Broadway veteran Anne Kerry Ford will bring her talents to two prestigious cabaret rooms singing Kurt Weill with musical director John Boswell, as part of the fall cabaret season on both coasts. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Hold West Coast Premiere of BETTER ANGELSColony Theatre to Hold West Coast Premiere of BETTER ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2009

The Colony Theatre Company presents the third production of its 35th anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of BETTER ANGELS, written by Wayne Peter Liebman and directed by Dan Bonnell. BETTER ANGELS will preview on Wednesday, October 21; Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, October 24 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, November 22 at The Colony Theatre. (more...)

Rogue Machine's STOP KISS Extends, Added Performance 10/25Rogue Machine's STOP KISS Extends, Added Performance 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2009

The consequences of love can be horrifying, yet miraculously tender. Callie meets Sara and an astonishing chain of events is set into motion. This story pays homage to life's abrupt and unexpected transformations...to romance, and to the search for personal identity. (more...)

The MET Room Announces Their October EventsThe MET Room Announces Their October Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

OCTOBER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM- Come join us every Friday and Saturday from 11PM-2AM for our piano lounge. No cover, no minimum! (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Runs Through 9/13Open Fist Theatre's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Runs Through 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents their First Ever, FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, with new works written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Steven Haworth, Karen Hartman, Julie Hebert, Neil LaBute, Rick Pagano and directed by Bjorn Johnson, Neil LaBute, Marya Mazor, Charles Otte and Randee Trabitz. The Festival began on Thursday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 13 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

Open Fist's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Runs Through 9/13, Remaining Works Include LaBute's HELTER SKELTER & MoreOpen Fist's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Runs Through 9/13, Remaining Works Include LaBute's HELTER SKELTER & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents their First Ever, FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, with new works written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Steven Haworth, Karen Hartman, Julie Hebert, Neil LaBute, Rick Pagano and directed by Bjorn Johnson, Neil LaBute, Marya Mazor, Charles Otte and Randee Trabitz. The Festival began on Thursday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 13 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

Streep Would 'Love to Go Back to Broadway'Streep Would 'Love to Go Back to Broadway'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2008

NY Post's Page Six Magazine reports that acting icon Meryl Streep would love to return to the Broadway stage. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse's ANNA CHRISTIE Begins Previews 11/14Metropolitan Playhouse's ANNA CHRISTIE Begins Previews 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2008

Metropolitan Playhouse presents Anna Christie, by Eugene O'Neill, at the theater (220 E 4th Street) November 14th through December 14th, 2008. Directed by Robert Kalfin, the production features Sam Tsoutsouvas, Jenne Vath, and Roger Clark as Chris, Anna, and Mat. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast for Irving Berlin's White ChristmasTUTS Announces Cast for Irving Berlin's White Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2008

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to produce the classic holiday story and brand NEW holiday musical, WHITE CHRISTMAS, December 4-21, 2008 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Houston. The all-time number one pop song and most-recorded tune in history inspired first a beloved classic film, and now a brand-new, splashy family musical as rare as Texas snow. (more...)

FACING EAST Runs At ICT 6/12 - 7/5, Low-priced Previews Begin 6/9FACING EAST Runs At ICT 6/12 - 7/5, Low-priced Previews Begin 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2009

Facing East by Carol Lynn Pearson is the powerful and poignant story of a Mormon couple dealing with the suicide of their gay son. ICT artistic director Shashin Desai directs Terry Davis, Daniel Kash and Christian Lebano in a four-week run, June 12 through July 5 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Low-priced previews begin June 9. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre's LOVE WATER Begins Previews 5/30Ensemble Studio Theatre's LOVE WATER Begins Previews 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2009

Ensemble Studio Theatre LA & Open Fist Theatre Company, two of Los Angeles? most respected theatre companies join together for the first time to present a world premiere play, Love Water, written by Jacqueline Wright (Eat Me, Buddy Buddette), directed by Dan Bonnell (Happy End) and produced by Isabel Storey. Love Water will preview on Saturday, May 30 at 8pm; Sunday, May 31 at 7pm; Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 at 8pm and will open on Friday, June 5 at 8pm and run through Saturday, July 11 at The New Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor?s Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theater Premieres LOVE WATER, Previewing On 5/30Ensemble Studio Theater Premieres LOVE WATER, Previewing On 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2009

Ensemble Studio Theatre - LA & Open Fist Theatre Company, two of Los Angeles' most respected theatre companies join together for the first time to present a world premiere play, LOVE WATER, written by Jacqueline Wright (Eat Me, Buddy Buddette), directed by Dan Bonnell (Happy End) and produced by Isabel Storey. LOVE WATER will preview on Saturday, May 30 at 8pm; Sunday, May 31 at 7pm; Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 at 8pm and will open on Friday, June 5 at 8pm and run through Saturday, July 11 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo Closes Out A.C.T. SeasonEdward Albee's At Home at the Zoo Closes Out A.C.T. Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2009

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announces the final show of its 2008-09 season: Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo, staged by acclaimed director Rebecca Bayla Taichman (world premieres of Theresa Rebeck's The Scene and Mauritius and Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone). This new spellbinder by the master playwright who also penned Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A.C.T.'s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, is a meticulously calibrated and dangerously brutal look at relationships intimate and unexpected. The story opens with Peter, a tweedy book editor, and his wife, Ann, whose everyday conversation takes an unexpected turn into dangerously personal territory. It's the kind of conversation that can drive a husband out for a walk-to Central Park, where Jerry, a desperate outcast, awaits. An unforgettable pairing of Albee's original The Zoo Story with a freshly penned prequel, At Home at the Zoo (formerly titled Peter and Jerry) bares its teeth to threaten the delicately balanced world its characters inhabit. Artistic Director Carey Perloff has put together an all-star artistic team on this production, featuring Tony Award-nominated actor Manoel Felciano (Ragtime at The Kennedy Center, A.C.T.'s Rock 'n' Roll, and Sweeney Todd on Broadway) as Jerry and scenic designer Robert Brill, who received a Tony Award nomination last week for his work on Guys and Dolls on Broadway. Hailed by critics as 'a thoroughly satisfying package of jagged-edged provocation' (Newsday) and 'an essential and heartening experience' (The New York Times), Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo plays at A.C.T. June 5-July 5, 2009. Opening night is Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 8 p.m. Tickets-starting at $14-are available by calling A.C.T. Ticket Services at 415.749.2228, or at www.act-sf.org. (more...)

Signature's  ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN Begins Previews 3/3Signature's ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN Begins Previews 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2009

Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) is proud to announce casting for ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN, by Charles Fuller and directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson. ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN is the final production of Signature's 2008-09 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC). (more...)

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

The Mirror Repertory Company will present John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM. (more...)

Yale Institute Announces 3 Original Music Workshops 6/7-6/21Yale Institute Announces 3 Original Music Workshops 6/7-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2009

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director; Beth Morrison, Producer) announces the three original music theatre works to receive two-week workshops in New Haven, June 7-21. The three selected works are: Cancer? the musical Music, Book, and Lyrics by Sam Wessels (more...)

Yale Institute For Musical Theatre Announces Casting & Creative Team For June Yale Institute For Musical Theatre Announces Casting & Creative Team For June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2009

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director; Beth Morrison, Producer) announces the full creative teams and casting for the three original music theatre works receiving two-week workshops in New Haven, June 7-21. (more...)

Yale Institute Announces 3 Original Music Workshops 6/7-6/21Yale Institute Announces 3 Original Music Workshops 6/7-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2009

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director; Beth Morrison, Producer) announces the three original music theatre works to receive two-week workshops in New Haven, June 7-21. The three selected works are: Cancer? the musical Music, Book, and Lyrics by Sam Wessels (more...)

Public's 09 Summer Gala Honors Susan Lyne, Mike Nichols 6/25Public's 09 Summer Gala Honors Susan Lyne, Mike Nichols 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced today that the 2009 Summer Gala will honor entertainment executive and longtime board member Susan Lyne and acclaimed director Mike Nichols for their outstanding commitment to the institution. The Gala will take place on Thursday, June 25 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on the opening night of TWELFTH NIGHT, the first production of the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park summer season. (more...)

LOVE WATER Makes World Premiere At The New Open Fist Theatre Runs 6/5-7/11LOVE WATER Makes World Premiere At The New Open Fist Theatre Runs 6/5-7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2009

Ensemble Studio Theatre - LA & Open Fist Theatre Company, two of Los Angeles' most respected theatre companies join together for the first time to present a world premiere play, LOVE WATER, written by Jacqueline Wright (Eat Me, Buddy Buddette), directed by Dan Bonnell (Happy End) and produced by Isabel Storey. (more...)

LOVE WATER Plays At The New Open Fist Theatre Through 7/11LOVE WATER Plays At The New Open Fist Theatre Through 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2009

Ensemble Studio Theatre - LA & Open Fist Theatre Company, two of Los Angeles' most respected theatre companies join together for the first time to present a world premiere play, LOVE WATER, written by Jacqueline Wright (Eat Me, Buddy Buddette), directed by Dan Bonnell (Happy End) and produced by Isabel Storey. (more...)

Cal Shakes Announces Replacement Cast For HAPPY DAYSCal Shakes Announces Replacement Cast For HAPPY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2009

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) today announced that Patty Gallagher will take over the role of Winnie, Samuel Beckett's eternal optimist, in Happy Days, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Ms. Gallagher will replace Marsha Mason, who withdrew from the production because of personal reasons. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces Full Creative Team For ANIMAL CRACKERS Goodman Theatre Announces Full Creative Team For ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2009

Goodman Theatre is proud to announce the complete creative team for the 2009/2010 season opening musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Director Henry Wishcamper taps Tony Award-nominee John Carrafa (Sex and the City; Broadway's Urinetown, Into the Woods) to choreograph the cast of nine, including the four roles originated by the Marx Brothers, joined by Chicago favorites, Clowning Director Paul Kalina (500 Clown's Elephant Deal and Macbeth) and Music Director Doug Peck (Court Theatre's Carousel; Caroline, or Change). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'JULIE & JULIA' Star Streep Shows Off Her 'Musical Skills' On Tonight Show!STAGE TUBE: 'JULIE & JULIA' Star Streep Shows Off Her 'Musical Skills' On Tonight Show!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2009

Meryl Streep, the star of 'Julie & Julia,' sat down with Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show and explained what it was like to play the larger-than-life, culinary legend Julia Child. She also showed off her musical skills as she debuted an original song - on a concertina she 'can't play.' (more...)

Family Opera Initiative To Host Pre-Premiere Event For Roven's GOODNIGHT MOON 8/6Family Opera Initiative To Host Pre-Premiere Event For Roven's GOODNIGHT MOON 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2009

Family Opera Initiative is excited to present the musical pre-premiere of Goodnight Moon, this year's Opera & Ice Cream performance. Goodnight Moon is a lullaby for singer and piano continuing composer Glen Roven's settings to music of celebrated children's author, Margaret Wise Brown. It will premiere next May at Carnegie Hall with the Buffalo Philharmonic. The pre-premiere musical event is executive produced by Family Opera Initiative founder Grethe Barrett Holby and produced by Ray Wetmore. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre Presents FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, FERNANDO Opens 7/24, GOLIATH Opens 7/31Open Fist Theatre Presents FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, FERNANDO Opens 7/24, GOLIATH Opens 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents their First Ever, FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, with new works written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Steven Haworth, Karen Hartman, Julie Hebert, Neil LaBute, Rick Pagano and directed by Bjorn Johnson, Neil LaBute, Marya Mazor, Charles Otte and Randee Trabitz. The Festival will begin on Thursday, July 23 and run through Sunday, September 13 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meryl Streep Chats 'JULIE & JULIA' To ETSTAGE TUBE: Meryl Streep Chats 'JULIE & JULIA' To ET
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2009

Entertainment Tonight sat down with Meryl Streep, the star of 'Julie & Julia,' and Streep explained what it was like to play the larger-than-life, culinary legend Julia Child. You can watch the clip right here on STAGE TUBE. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre Presents FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, FERNANDO Opens 7/24, GOLIATH Opens 7/31Open Fist Theatre Presents FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, FERNANDO Opens 7/24, GOLIATH Opens 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents their First Ever, FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, with new works written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Steven Haworth, Karen Hartman, Julie Hebert, Neil LaBute, Rick Pagano and directed by Bjorn Johnson, Neil LaBute, Marya Mazor, Charles Otte and Randee Trabitz. The Festival will begin on Thursday, July 23 and run through Sunday, September 13 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

LOVE WATER Plays At The New Open Fist Theatre Through 7/11LOVE WATER Plays At The New Open Fist Theatre Through 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2009

Ensemble Studio Theatre - LA & Open Fist Theatre Company, two of Los Angeles' most respected theatre companies join together for the first time to present a world premiere play, LOVE WATER, written by Jacqueline Wright (Eat Me, Buddy Buddette), directed by Dan Bonnell (Happy End) and produced by Isabel Storey. (more...)

Meryl Streep Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleMeryl Streep Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2009

Meryl Streep, who stars in the film Doubt as the stern Sister Aloysius , has won the 2008 SAG Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for playing the part. Streep was up for an Academy Award for her performance in The Devil Wears Prada. She is a two-time Oscar winner for Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie's Choice, and has been nominated for an additional 11 Oscars. Other film credits include The Deer Hunter, Silkwood, Out of Africa, Postcards from the Edge, Heartburn, The Bridges of Madison Countyand Adaptation. She was last seen on screen as Donna in the film version of the Broadway hit Mamma Mia!. Her many theatre credits include Trelawney of the 'Wells,' The Taming of the Shrew, Happy End, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull and Mother Courage (she starred in the latter two at the Delacorte Theatre). Doubt opened on Broadway on March 9th, 2005 and ran through July 2nd, 2006; it had originally played a hit run at Manhattan Theatre Club. With Tony-winning performances by Cherry Jones and Adriane Lenox, and Tony-nominated work by Brian F. O'Byrne, the show won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play in addition to the Pulitzer Prize. Doug Hughes won a Tony for directing the play. (more...)

THE THREEPENNY OPERA Opens At International City Theater THE THREEPENNY OPERA Opens At International City Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2009

Filled with colorful criminals, biting social satire and a brilliant score, The Threepenny Opera opens International City Theatre's 2009 Season at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Jules Aaron directs Michael Feingold's translation of the trailblazing musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill that became one of the most influential plays of the 20th Century. Darryl Archibald is musical director and Kay Cole choreographs the five-week run February 20 through March 22; low-priced previews begin February 17. First performed in 1928, Brecht and Weill's The Threepenny Opera was a revolutionary musical theater masterpiece that mocked the bourgeois political movement of pre-Hitler Germany. Brecht's brittle, sardonic tale of beggars, thieves and prostitutes, adapted from the 1728 play The Beggar's Opera by John Gay, was a fierce social and political critique, and Weill's innovative score that fused American jazz with German cabaret captured the ironic tone of the lyrics. Part acid social criticism, part bittersweet romance, the now eighty-year old saga of 'Mack the Knife' and his entourage of criminals and whores has never lost its theatrical punch. 'It's a satire on capitalism and corruption told from the viewpoint of the 'little people',' notes Aaron. 'If there was ever time to revive this show, it's now. Michael [Feingold]'s translation is earthy, gritty and very funny. I think it's going to strike a chord with audiences.' (more...)

Streep Talks Oscars with ABC NewsStreep Talks Oscars with ABC News
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2009

Meryl Streep, who stars in the film Doubt as the stern Sister Aloysius and is up for an Academy Award for her performance, spoke with ABC News about the role and her view on acting awards in general. (more...)

Casting Complete for Signature's  ZOOMAN AND THE SIGNCasting Complete for Signature's ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2009

Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) is proud to announce casting for ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN, by Charles Fuller and directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson. ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN is the final production of Signature's 2008-09 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC). (more...)

Public's 09 Summer Gala Honors Susan Lyne, Mike Nichols 6/25Public's 09 Summer Gala Honors Susan Lyne, Mike Nichols 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced today that the 2009 Summer Gala will honor entertainment executive and longtime board member Susan Lyne and acclaimed director Mike Nichols for their outstanding commitment to the institution. The Gala will take place on Thursday, June 25 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on the opening night of TWELFTH NIGHT, the first production of the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park summer season. (more...)

THE THREEPENNY OPERA Opens At International City Theater THE THREEPENNY OPERA Opens At International City Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2009

Filled with colorful criminals, biting social satire and a brilliant score, The Threepenny Opera opens International City Theatre's 2009 Season at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Jules Aaron directs Michael Feingold's translation of the trailblazing musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill that became one of the most influential plays of the 20th Century. Darryl Archibald is musical director and Kay Cole choreographs the five-week run February 20 through March 22; low-priced previews begin February 17. First performed in 1928, Brecht and Weill's The Threepenny Opera was a revolutionary musical theater masterpiece that mocked the bourgeois political movement of pre-Hitler Germany. Brecht's brittle, sardonic tale of beggars, thieves and prostitutes, adapted from the 1728 play The Beggar's Opera by John Gay, was a fierce social and political critique, and Weill's innovative score that fused American jazz with German cabaret captured the ironic tone of the lyrics. Part acid social criticism, part bittersweet romance, the now eighty-year old saga of 'Mack the Knife' and his entourage of criminals and whores has never lost its theatrical punch. 'It's a satire on capitalism and corruption told from the viewpoint of the 'little people',' notes Aaron. 'If there was ever time to revive this show, it's now. Michael [Feingold]'s translation is earthy, gritty and very funny. I think it's going to strike a chord with audiences.' (more...)

Streep Up For A 'MAMMA MIA!' Sequel...But Only If Her 'Boys' Return TooStreep Up For A 'MAMMA MIA!' Sequel...But Only If Her 'Boys' Return Too
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2008

WENN News reports that acting icon Meryl Streep would to return for a Mamma Mia! sequel - but only if movie bosses can 'get those fabulous boys back'. (more...)

BWW TV: DOUBT: In Conversation with Meryl StreepBWW TV: DOUBT: In Conversation with Meryl Streep
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2008

Meryl Streep, who stars in the film as the stern Sister Aloysius, sat down with BroadwayWorld.com to discuss the riveting film, the power of the story and how she came about winning the role. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Runs Through 9/13Open Fist Theatre's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Runs Through 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents their First Ever, FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, with new works written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Steven Haworth, Karen Hartman, Julie Hebert, Neil LaBute, Rick Pagano and directed by Bjorn Johnson, Neil LaBute, Marya Mazor, Charles Otte and Randee Trabitz. The Festival began on Thursday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 13 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

Family Opera Initiative To Host Pre-Premiere Event For Roven's GOODNIGHT MOON 8/6Family Opera Initiative To Host Pre-Premiere Event For Roven's GOODNIGHT MOON 8/6
by - Aug 6, 2009

Family Opera Initiative is excited to present the musical pre-premiere of Goodnight Moon, this year's Opera & Ice Cream performance. Goodnight Moon is a lullaby for singer and piano continuing composer Glen Roven's settings to music of celebrated children's author, Margaret Wise Brown. It will premiere next May at Carnegie Hall with the Buffalo Philharmonic. The pre-premiere musical event is executive produced by Family Opera Initiative founder Grethe Barrett Holby and produced by Ray Wetmore. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'JULIE & JULIA' Star Meryl Streep On NBC's TODAYSTAGE TUBE: 'JULIE & JULIA' Star Meryl Streep On NBC's TODAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 5, 2009

Meryl Streep, the star of 'Julie & Julia,' sat down with NBC's The Today Show and explained what it was like to play the larger-than-life, culinary legend Julia Child. (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

Open Fist's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Runs Through 9/13, Remaining Works Include LaBute's HELTER SKELTER & MoreOpen Fist's FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Runs Through 9/13, Remaining Works Include LaBute's HELTER SKELTER & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents their First Ever, FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, with new works written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Steven Haworth, Karen Hartman, Julie Hebert, Neil LaBute, Rick Pagano and directed by Bjorn Johnson, Neil LaBute, Marya Mazor, Charles Otte and Randee Trabitz. The Festival began on Thursday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 13 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

Cal Shakes Announces Replacement Cast For HAPPY DAYS, Begins Previews 8/12, Opens 8/15Cal Shakes Announces Replacement Cast For HAPPY DAYS, Begins Previews 8/12, Opens 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2009

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) today announced that Patty Gallagher will take over the role of Winnie, Samuel Beckett's eternal optimist, in Happy Days, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Ms. Gallagher will replace Marsha Mason, who withdrew from the production because of personal reasons. (more...)

Tickets For Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS Go On Sale 8/14Tickets For Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS Go On Sale 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2009

Tickets for Goodman Theatre's production of Animal Crackers go on sale today, August 14. They may be purchased at GoodmanTheatre.org. Beginning August 17, tickets may be purchased by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

Cal Shakes Announces Replacement Cast For HAPPY DAYS, Begins Previews 8/12, Opens 8/15Cal Shakes Announces Replacement Cast For HAPPY DAYS, Begins Previews 8/12, Opens 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2009

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) today announced that Patty Gallagher will take over the role of Winnie, Samuel Beckett's eternal optimist, in Happy Days, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Ms. Gallagher will replace Marsha Mason, who withdrew from the production because of personal reasons. (more...)

Meryl Streep Honored at Upcoming Rome Film Festival Meryl Streep Honored at Upcoming Rome Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2009

Variety reports that the Rome Film Festival will honor Meryl Streep with its Marcus Aurelius lifetime achievement award, while Milos Forman has been tapped as jury president. (more...)

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2009

The Mirror Repertory Company will present John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM. (more...)

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