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Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 9/3
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 7, 2012

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content from all corners of the globe. Our regional contributors do an amazing job each day of bringing you the latest theater news in their cities and countries and to acknowledge this, we have launched a new weekly column called 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'. Check out the roundup of all regional news for the week of September 3! (more...)

Clea Alsip and More Join Mark Linn-Baker in George Street Playhouse's ONE SLIGHT HITCH; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that full casting for their 2012-13 season opener, One Slight Hitch, has been completed. Joining the previously-announced Mark Linn-Baker will be Clea Alsip, Rosie Benton, Lauren Ashley Carter, Scott Drummond, Lizbeth Mackay and Christopher Tocco. Helmed by Joe Grifasi, this tale of matrimonial mayhem will begin performances Tuesday, October 2 and continue through Sunday, October 28. Opening night, with a dessert reception sponsored by Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi restaurants, will be Friday, October 5. (more...)

NOW PLAYING: The US Premiere of A HAPPY END thru 9/16
by Michael Mulhern - Sep 5, 2012

Berlin 1932, a Jewish couple must decide on an unknown future outside Germany or to stay put when Hitler comes to power. (more...)

A.C.T. Continues 2012-13 Season With ELEKTRA Starring Olympia Dukakis, 10/25-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2012

Direct from its sold-out premiere in Los Angeles, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2012-13 season with A.C.T. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces MY FAIR LADY Cast: Benedict Campbell, Nicholas Rodriguez and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for My Fair Lady, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Ingmar Bergman's NORA Opens 11/10 at Pacific Resident Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2012

Pacific Resident Theatre (Marilyn Fox, Artistic Director) announced today the full cast and creative team for NORA. Stage Adaptation and translation of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House by Ingmar Bergman (Miss Julie, Scenes from a Marriage), English translation by Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker, and directed by PRT's Dana Jackson, performances will open on November 10, 2012 through January 27, 2013 with an official press opening on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8:00p.m. NORA is the second show of Pacific Resident Theatre's 26th season. (more...)

Rogue Machine Opens West Coast Premiere of A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, 10/20-12/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

Seen for the first time on the West Coast, OBIE Award winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter's A BRIGHT NEW BOISE (Drama Desk Award nomination) will be presented at Rogue Machine as the final offering for their main stage 2012 season. It will include an award-winning cast. (more...)

Author Ethan Mordden Explores Lives of Lotte Lenya and Kurt Weill on THEATER TALK, Now thru 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Author Ethan Mordden discusses the lives and the romance of two theatre legends - actress/singer Lotte Lenya and composer Kurt Weill, the subjects of his new book, Love Song - on the latest edition of THEATER TALK, premiering at 1 a.m. tonight, October 26 (2012; early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed in New York City on CUNY TV* Saturday at 8:30 PM, Sunday at 12:30 PM, and Monday at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. The series is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins. (more...)

Author Ethan Mordden Explores Lives of Lotte Lenya and Kurt Weill on THEATER TALK, 10/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

Author Ethan Mordden discusses the lives and the romance of two theatre legends - actress/singer Lotte Lenya and composer Kurt Weill, the subjects of his new book, Love Song - on the latest edition of THEATER TALK, premiering at 1 a.m. on Friday, October 26 (2012; early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed in New York City on CUNY TV* Saturday at 8:30 PM, Sunday at 12:30 PM, and Monday at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. The series is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces RACE, 10/21-11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) 2011-12 season continues with David Mamet's newest play, Race, directed by former CENTERSTAGE Artistic Director Irene Lewis. Fresh from a triumphant run on Broadway, Mamet's wicked and scathing courtroom comedy makes its West Coast premiere at A.C.T. With his trademark verbal pyrotechnics, Mamet unleashes two attorneys and the firm's young associate as they scramble to decide if they want to represent a wealthy white man accused of assaulting a black woman. (more...)

Rogue Machine Opens West Coast Premiere of A BRIGHT NEW BOISE Tonight, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

Seen for the first time on the West Coast, OBIE Award winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter's A BRIGHT NEW BOISE (Drama Desk Award nomination) will be presented at Rogue Machine as the final offering for their main stage 2012 season. It will include an award-winning cast. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jody Gelb, WICKED's Madame Morrible, Talks About Her Phenomenal Role
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2011

For Jody Gelb, who plays Madame Morrible in the national touring company of Wicked now ensconced at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall for another record-setting run, every night in the theater is so much more than just another day on the job. For her, it's an inspiring adventure which further proves that Wicked is so much more than musical theater: it's a phenomenon. (more...)

Clea Alsip and More Join Mark Linn-Baker in George Street Playhouse's ONE SLIGHT HITCH, 10/2-28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that full casting for their 2012-13 season opener, One Slight Hitch, has been completed. Joining the previously-announced Mark Linn-Baker will be Clea Alsip, Rosie Benton, Lauren Ashley Carter, Scott Drummond, Lizbeth Mackay and Christopher Tocco. Helmed by Joe Grifasi, this tale of matrimonial mayhem will begin performances tonight, October 2 and continue through Sunday, October 28. Opening night, with a dessert reception sponsored by Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi restaurants, will be Friday, October 5. (more...)

University of Cincinnati CCM Kicks Off Yearlong Kurt Weill Festival, Oct 19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Beginning this month, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) will celebrate the iconic work and enduring legacy of composer Kurt Weill with an unprecedented series of events. Opening on Friday, Oct. 19, and running through Tuesday, March 12, CCM's Kurt Weill Festival will incorporate the renowned theatre composer into a broad range of both public performances and classroom exercises. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meryl Streep Support Bill of Reproductive Rights
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2012

Meryl Streep has had enough of the attacks on women and their fundamental rights -- and she's drawing the line by signing the Bill of Reproductive Rights. Join her at http://drawtheline.org and check out what she has to say below! (more...)

West Coast Premiere of Daisy Foote's BHUTAN Set for 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine today announced their eighth WEST COAST PREMIERE production in only their third season. (more...)

Goodbye Barcelona Plays Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

Marking the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, and inspired by first hand accounts, Goodbye Barcelona focuses on Sammy, a young man driven to leave his home in London and join the International Brigades to fight against the fascists. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Performs Exclusive Reading Of New Play SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
by Beau Higgins - Nov 4, 2011

Gulfshore Playhouse will perform an exclusive reading of 'Significant Others' by Jason Odell Williams November 14 at Café Lurcat. This is a new twist on the 'reading' idea. Café Lurcat will be serving a specially-designed three-course meal with 5:00, 5:30 or 6:00pm seating times. The reading will start at 7:30 p.m. while patrons relax with their dessert or a glass of wine. (more...)

Goodbye Barcelona Plays Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2011

Marking the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, and inspired by first hand accounts, Goodbye Barcelona focuses on Sammy, a young man driven to leave his home in London and join the International Brigades to fight against the fascists. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Performs Exclusive Reading Of New Play SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
by Beau Higgins - Nov 14, 2011

Gulfshore Playhouse will perform an exclusive reading of 'Significant Others' by Jason Odell Williams November 14 at Café Lurcat. This is a new twist on the 'reading' idea. Café Lurcat will be serving a specially-designed three-course meal with 5:00, 5:30 or 6:00pm seating times. The reading will start at 7:30 p.m. while patrons relax with their dessert or a glass of wine. (more...)

Ingmar Bergman's NORA Opens at Pacific Resident Theatre Tonight, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2012

Pacific Resident Theatre (Marilyn Fox, Artistic Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for NORA. Stage Adaptation and translation of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House by Ingmar Bergman (Miss Julie, Scenes from a Marriage), English translation by Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker, and directed by PRT's Dana Jackson, performances will open tonight, November 10, 2012 through January 27, 2013 with an official press opening on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8:00p.m. NORA is the second show of Pacific Resident Theatre's 26th season. (more...)

Riccardo Chailly and Stefano Bollani Release SOUNDS OF THE 30S, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Following the success of last year's recording of Gershwin's Piano Concerto and Rhapsody in Blue, conductor Riccardo Chailly and pianist Stefano Bollani return with an album of jazz-inspired classical works, including two world-premiere recordings. The album, which was recorded live at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, will be released on May 22, 2012. (more...)

New Plays by LaBute, Gurney, Brunstetter and More Set for TBTB's MORE OF OUR PARTS, 6/21-7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the renowned Off-Broadway company known for its productions that integrate able-bodied actors with artists with disabilities, presents MORE OF OUR PARTS - its second annual festival of short plays about disabilities and the people affected by them, featuring world premieres by Neil LaBute, A.R. Gurney, Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, Samuel D. Hunter, and Jeffrey Sweet - with performances to run June 21 through July 1 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). TBTB artistic director and founder Ike Schambelan, Tony-nominee Pamela Birch, Christopher Burris, TBTB company member Christina Roussos, and Russell Treyz, and direct. (more...)

Riccardo Chailly and Stefano Bollani Release SOUNDS OF THE 30S Today, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Following the success of last year's recording of Gershwin's Piano Concerto and Rhapsody in Blue, conductor Riccardo Chailly and pianist Stefano Bollani return with an album of jazz-inspired classical works, including two world-premiere recordings. The album, which was recorded live at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, is set for release today, May 22, 2012. (more...)

Bob Gunton's WALKING ON WATER Premieres Tonight at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2012

Bob Gunton, the musical theater star who was Tony Award-nominated for his turn as Broadway's original Juan Peron in Evita, returns to his Tennessee theatrical roots tonight in an original production that is sure to be one of the highlights of the 2012 season at Cumberland County Playhouse. (more...)

2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

Two-time Tony Award nominated costume designer Carrie Robbins, and scenic, lighting, costume designer and educator Lloyd Burlingame are among the 2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 4, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Ms. Robbins was selected to receive the 2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design, and Mr. Burlingame will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. (more...)

Talk Is Free Theatre and Show One Productions' Dani Girl Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) and Show One Productions are thrilled to announce that Dora Award winner Jeff Madden will be joining the cast as Rafe in the upcoming Toronto production of Dani Girl, by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman. A touching, humorous and inspiring tale, this dark, original musical comedy follows a young girl's battle with cancer. Dani Girl runs until March 4, 2012 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. (more...)

Sivan Hadari's EMANCIPATION OF A SASSY JEWISH WOMAN Plays Times Square Spring Theater Festival, 4/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Sivan Hadari's award-wining, one woman show; The Emancipation of a Sassy Jewish Woman returns to its New York roots as part of the Times Square Spring Theatre Festival on April 14th & 15th of this year. (more...)

Denver Center Theatre Company Presents GREAT WALL STORY, 3/16-4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

The Denver Center Theatre Company is pleased to present the World Premiere of GREAT WALL STORY by Lloyd Suh, which plays The Ricketson Theatre March 16 - April 22 (opening night Thursday, March 22). The play was read at the 2011 Colorado New Play Summit and selected for production. Tickets can be purchased now, by calling 303.893.4100 or www.denvercenter.org. (more...)

Joe's Pub Announces Weekly Events: Alan Schmuckler, Quique Gonzalez and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

Joe's Pub has announced the following upcoming events. (more...)

Denver Center Theatre Company Presents GREAT WALL STORY, 3/16-4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

The Denver Center Theatre Company is pleased to present the World Premiere of GREAT WALL STORY by Lloyd Suh, which plays The Ricketson Theatre March 16 - April 22 (opening night Thursday, March 22). The play was read at the 2011 Colorado New Play Summit and selected for production. Tickets can be purchased now, by calling 303.893.4100 or www.denvercenter.org. (more...)

New Plays by LaBute, Gurney, Brunstetter and More Set for TBTB's MORE OF OUR PARTS, 6/21-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the renowned Off-Broadway company known for its productions that integrate able-bodied actors with artists with disabilities, presents MORE OF OUR PARTS - its second annual festival of short plays about disabilities and the people affected by them, featuring world premieres by Neil LaBute, A.R. Gurney, Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, Samuel D. Hunter, and Jeffrey Sweet - with performances to run June 21 through July 1 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). TBTB artistic director and founder Ike Schambelan, Tony-nominee Pamela Birch, Christopher Burris, TBTB company member Christina Roussos, and Russell Treyz, and direct. (more...)

New Plays by LaBute, Gurney, Brunstetter and More Set for TBTB's MORE OF OUR PARTS, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the renowned Off-Broadway company known for its productions that integrate able-bodied actors with artists with disabilities, presents MORE OF OUR PARTS - its second annual festival of short plays about disabilities and the people affected by them, featuring world premieres by Neil LaBute, A.R. Gurney, Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, Samuel D. Hunter, and Jeffrey Sweet - with performances to run tonight, June 21 through July 1 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). TBTB artistic director and founder Ike Schambelan, Tony-nominee Pamela Birch, Christopher Burris, TBTB company member Christina Roussos, and Russell Treyz, and direct. (more...)

BROADWAY RECALL: Protest Theatre
by Michael Dale - Jan 7, 2012

If the Occupy Wall Street movement had an official musical, it would likely be The Cradle Will Rock, Marc Blitzstein's allegorical tale of a union leader who leads a fight against a wealthy businessman who controls his town's police, press, church, elected officials and even some artists. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony to Present CASABLANCA, 2/9 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents the classic film Casablanca with live orchestral accompaniment in the Orchestra's second NJSO POPS program of the season, on February 9 in Newark and February 10 in New Brunswick. Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos returns to the NJSO stage to conduct the Orchestra as the film screens above the stage. (more...)

eighth blackbird to Play 2-Concert Residency at Texas Performing Arts, 1/28 & 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

On the heels of their 2012 Grammy Award for the recording of Steve Mackey's Lonely Motel: Music from Slide, new music ensemble eighth blackbird returns to Texas Performing Arts for ten days of residency activities, bookended by two completely different concert programs. This sextet combines the finesse of a string quartet with the energy of a rock band, delivering provocative and mind-changing performances. (more...)

Ma-Yi Theater Company Presents JESUS IN INDIA, Opening 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The Ma-Yi Theater Company will present the East Coast premiere of JESUS IN INDIA, a new play by Lloyd Suh (American Hwangap), directed by Daniella Topol. The play will be performed Off-Broadway at The Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Aves) from Tuesday, February 12 through Sunday, March 10, 2013. The Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2013. Tickets are priced $30-$35 and are available by calling TheaterMania at 212-352-3101 or online at www.ma-yitheatre.org. (more...)

Talk Is Free Theatre and Show One Productions Presents Dani Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2012

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Talk Is Free Theatre and Show One Productions Presents Dani Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2012

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Bob Gunton Returns to Cumberland County Playhouse to Headline 48th Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 5, 2011

Bob Gunton, the musical theater star who was Tony Award-nominated for his turn as Broadway's original Juan Peron in Evita, returns to his Tennessee theatrical roots next May in one of the highlights of the 2012 season at Cumberland County Playhouse which is announced today. Gunton stars in Walking On Water, "an evening of musical theater and song," opening May 18 at the Crossville theater where he debuted in 1965 in Tennessee, USA!, Paul Crabtree's musical homage to his home state. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tracey Ullman Pays Tribute to Kennedy Center Honoree Meryl Streep
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 28, 2011

Artists, friends and peers of this year's five Kennedy Center honorees converged in Washington, D.C., on December 4 to present entertaining and heartfelt tributes at the 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, an entertainment special to be broadcast which was broadcast on CBS last night, December 27. For the ninth consecutive year, Caroline Kennedy served as host. Click below to watch (or re-watch!) comedian Tracey Ullman honor stage and screen legend Meryl Streep! (more...)

Goodbye Barcelona Plays Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2011

Marking the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, and inspired by first hand accounts, Goodbye Barcelona focuses on Sammy, a young man driven to leave his home in London and join the International Brigades to fight against the fascists. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meryl Streep to be Featured on Tonight's 60 MINUTES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2011

Morley Safer will profile the actress tonight on 60 MINUTES, which airs at 7 PM. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

SDCF's 2011 Mike Ockrent Fellowship Goes to Alex Lippard
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2011

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has named Alex Lippard as the recipient of its 2011 Mike Ockrent Fellowship. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meryl Streep Appears on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Meryl Streep appeared on last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!, hosted by Andy Cohen. The actress was promoting her latest film, Hope Springs, co-starring Tommy Lee Jones. Check out photos from the appearance below! (more...)

Denver Center Theatre Company Closes GREAT WALL STORY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2012

The Denver Center Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of GREAT WALL STORY by Lloyd Suh, which plays The Ricketson Theatre through tonight, April 22 (opening night Thursday, March 22). The play was read at the 2011 Colorado New Play Summit and selected for production. Tickets can be purchased now, by calling 303.893.4100 or www.denvercenter.org. (more...)

Charlotte Cohn's SIMPLY COMPLICATED Cabaret
by Beau Higgins - Apr 21, 2012

What do you get when you cross a Danish Orthodox Jew and a simple Israeli girl from a kibbutz? You get Charlotte Cohn, who at nineteen was already a Commander in the Israeli Army, but had her sights on a different path. Join her in this eclectic evening of music ranging from Puccini to The Beatles and hear the real stories that brought her from Ben Yehuda Street to Broadway. (more...)

Sivan Hadari's EMANCIPATION OF A SASSY JEWISH WOMAN Plays Times Square Spring Theater Festival, 4/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2012

Sivan Hadari's award-wining, one woman show; The Emancipation of a Sassy Jewish Woman returns to its New York roots as part of the Times Square Spring Theatre Festival on April 14th & 15th of this year. (more...)

Sivan Hadari's EMANCIPATION OF A SASSY JEWISH WOMAN Plays Times Square Spring Theater Festival, 4/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

Sivan Hadari's award-wining, one woman show; The Emancipation of a Sassy Jewish Woman returns to its New York roots as part of the Times Square Spring Theatre Festival on April 14th & 15th of this year. (more...)

Charlotte Cohn's SIMPLY COMPLICATED Cabaret
by Beau Higgins - Apr 12, 2012

What do you get when you cross a Danish Orthodox Jew and a simple Israeli girl from a kibbutz? You get Charlotte Cohn, who at nineteen was already a Commander in the Israeli Army, but had her sights on a different path. Join her in this eclectic evening of music ranging from Puccini to The Beatles and hear the real stories that brought her from Ben Yehuda Street to Broadway. (more...)

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