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Meet the Magrath sisters, Mississippiís most notorious trio Ė thereís Babe, a senatorís wife accused of shooting her husband; Meg, a nightclub singer just back from the sanatorium; and Lenny, the oldest sister and charter member of the Lonely Hearts Club of the South. Blending jubilation, mystery, and heartache, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a rollicking and touching journey through the heart of the south.


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Rubicon Theatre Company Presents The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's 'Nibroc Trilogy'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast membersClarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Third Space Presents THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is Third Space's latest remix smash-up of theatrical form and style. When a new model, Karin, enters the home of famous fashion designer Petra von Kant, Petra's world-and career-rocket to manic heights. But in the midst of Petra's euphoria, her submissive assistant, Marlene, senses a threat. When Karin becomes a superstar, leaving everything behind, Marlene picks up the broken pieces. What Marlene does with those pieces will dictate the rest of her life. Featuring an all-female cast and directed by Benjamin Viertel, Third Space's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant delves into the tortured connections between desire and power in an industry driven by consumption. (more...)

DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL Adds Show at New York Theatre Festival's Winterfest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Due to popular demand, Tony Scialli's world premiere musical The Dragon Slayer will get and additional performance on Saturday, January 21 at 3:30pm as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival. (more...)

Acting Naturally to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Acting Naturally presents...'Crimes of the Heart' in Bucks County, Pa. (more...)

American Debut of LINDA Starts Rehearsals Today at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

CRIMES OF THE HEART Opens January 13 at City Theatre Austin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

City Theatre Austin will present Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the dysfunctional Magrath family, as the company kicks off the 2017 theatre season. (more...)

Photo Flash: GULF VIEW DRIVE The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast members Clarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). The ongoing love story of May and Raleigh concludes with the Kentucky couple now living comfortably in Florida in the 1950s. But their settled life is once again rocked by the arrival of family and turbulent events that threaten their sunny existence. Their love and devotion are put to the test when they must make unconventional decisions in a rapidly changing world. GULF VIEW DRIVE opens in Ventura on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a post-show party with cast, crew and local VIPs. Low-priced previews are January 25-27. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through February 12, 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for Austin (more...)

BWW Review: Henley's CRIMES OF THE HEART Still Delivers Southern-Fried Hilarity
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jan 26, 2017

Theatre Charlotte's revival of Crimes of the Heart affirms how vividly Beth Henley's deftly differentiated Magrath Sisters stick in a theatergoer's memory. (more...)

BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART Enjoyably Revisits Beth Henley's 1981 Classic
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Jan 25, 2017

Crimes of the Heart, produced by City Theatre, is the Pulitzer prize-winning comedy by Beth Henley. Originally premiering in 1979, the show ran on Broadway in 1981 and garnered a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play. In 1986, a film adaptation starring Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton, and Sissy Spacek was released. The film received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay. In recent history, the play was revived and presented at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2007, directed by Kathleen Turner. The revival also enjoyed a brief off-Broadway run in 2008 with Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, and Jennifer Dundas in the starring roles. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Ginnifer Goodwin to Star in CONSTELLATIONS at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time, Big Love) will make her Los Angeles stage debut as Marianne in Constellations. The play, which was a critical hit when it opened on Broadway in 2015, is written by Nick Payne and directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Geffen Playhouse's Guards at the Taj). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 1/22/2017
by BWW - Jan 22, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/22/2017 for Austin (more...)

Frisco Community Theatre Announces Name Change, Slates 2017 Season with EVITA and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Frisco Community Theatre (FCT) has been bringing Frisco live stage productions since 1985. The road has not always been an easy one as FCT lost their performance space and was almost broke in 2007. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY, WILLY WONKA and More Set for The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway pizazz, hometown nostalgia, pure imagination, and parenting at its funniest - audiences can expect all this and more during The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Season. (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

City Theatre Austin presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Even an imperfect family is family enough. This rings true in Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, spinning the zany story of a dysfunctional southern family, told with passion, loads of humor, and a heck of a lot of heart. Each Magrath sister is at a turning point in her life - back together in the scorching heat of Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Lenny, the eldest, never left their childhood home, and is without a romantic prospect in sight. Her sax playing little sister, Babe, faces jail time for shooting her abusive husband. And Meg, the middle sister, has returned home, leaving behind a fading attempt at a singing career and now facing so many memories that she cannot run from. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 1/15/2017
by BWW - Jan 15, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/15/2017 for Austin (more...)

Theatre Classic CRIMES OF THE HEART Comes to The Gladstone
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Three Sisters Theatre Company, Ottawa's own indie theatre company dedicated to promoting local opportunities for women in theatre, opens its second show this season with Beth Henley's classic Crimes of the Heart, February 9 at The Gladstone Theatre. (more...)

TheatreWorks to Kick Off the New Year with CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with Beth Henley's brilliantly imaginative tale of relationships, Crimes of the Heart. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Stars in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

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Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with Beth Henley's brilliantly imaginative tale of relationships, Crimes of the Heart. Three hard-luck sisters reunite in their small, pitiless Mississippi hometown, each nursing her own grudge. In a hurricane of hilarity and hurt, Lenny is turning 30, Meg is fresh from rehab, and Babe is out on bail. The boundaries of sisterhood are put to the test as each sibling comes to terms with her dreams gone awry.  (more...)

Casting Announced For Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Bursary Winning New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

"I want to be rich. I was always fighting against it, like it was a dirty secret or something. And now I've got it, I can have whatever I want. I don't have to worry about anything. I don't have to care about anything. I don't even have to pretend I care." (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Danny Gavigan
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 9, 2017

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Starry PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Old Globe presents a revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA, Starring Janie Dee, Begins Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Performances begin tonight, February 7, for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). The limited engagement of Linda opens Tuesday, February 28 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Announces Digital, Student Rush Policies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

In light of its first performance, LINDA has announced its Digital Rush and Student Rush policies. (more...)

Giles Davies, David Jenkins and More Lead CLOUD 9 at Jobsite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Jobsite Theatre is excited to announce complete casting for Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, closing our season this July! The show goes into rehearsal in June.  Immediately next up is Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara in March (casting already announced and going into rehearsal on Feb. 6) and then Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue (still in casting). (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances of the limited engagement began Tuesday February 7. (more...)

Imperial Artistry Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART at the Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Imperial Artistry in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the award-winning masterpiece Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from March 15. (more...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces New Staff, Board and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Co-Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the addition of eight new company members to Strawdog Theatre's ensemble including Chelsea Wilson, board president; Leah Barish, managing director; Virginia Head, director of individual giving; Cara Beth Heath, literary manager and Kamille Dawkins, Ashley Ann Woods, Raquel Adorno and Elly Green, ensemble members. (more...)

THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT Begins Tonight at the New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is Third Space's latest remix smash-up of theatrical form and style. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

South Camden Theatre Company to Stage THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey will present 'The Miss Firecracker Contest' by Beth Henley. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 14, 2017
by - Feb 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT Opens This Week at the New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is Third Space's latest remix smash-up of theatrical form and style. (more...)

Acting Naturally to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Acting Naturally presents...'Crimes of the Heart' in Bucks County, Pa. (more...)

Rob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed and More Announced For New York Premiere Of CHURCH & STATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Charlotte Cohn, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and SCS Innovations LLC, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, announced today the complete cast and creative team for the upcoming New York Premiere of Church & State, the critically acclaimed play by Jason Odell Williams. (more...)

Tony Scialli Presents DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Tony Scialli's musical The Dragon Slayer, directed by Andrea Andresakis with musical direction by Kenneth McQueen III, will get its world premiere as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival.  The show will get three initial performances between January 9 - 14, 2017 at the Hudson Guild Theatre (459 West 26 Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchase by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717927  (more...)

Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with Beth Henley's brilliantly imaginative tale of relationships, Crimes of the Heart. Three hard-luck sisters reunite in their small, pitiless Mississippi hometown, each nursing her own grudge. In a hurricane of hilarity and hurt, Lenny is turning 30, Meg is fresh from rehab, and Babe is out on bail. The boundaries of sisterhood are put to the test as each sibling comes to terms with her dreams gone awry. The New York Timessaid Crimes of the Heart "overflows with infectious high spirits." This Pulitzer Prize and NY Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli. Crimes of the Heart will have performances January 11 - February 5, 2017 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($31-$80) and information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

City Stage New West Presents SHAW SHORTS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

City Stage New West presents an evening of Shaw Shorts!, with How He Lied to Her Husband by George Bernard Shaw, and Love Letters to Mrs. Patrick Campbell, edited and arranged from historical correspondence between Shaw and Campbell by Renee Bucciarelli. (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

Tony Scialli's DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL Gets World Premiere This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Tony Scialli's musical The Dragon Slayer, directed by Andrea Andresakis with musical direction by Kenneth McQueen III, will get its world premiere as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival.  (more...)

TheatreWorks to Kick Off the New Year with CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with Beth Henley's brilliantly imaginative tale of relationships, Crimes of the Heart. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Star in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail. (more...)

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