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The Caretaker to Run Oct. 1 - Nov. 1 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

When an elderly tramp is given lodging in the derelict home of two brothers, the ensuing relationships and shifting alliances intensify with hilarious and unsettling consequences in Harold Pinter?s great psychological drama, The Caretaker. Featuring John Kuntz as Aston, Michael Balcanoff as Davies, and Joe Lanza as Mick and directed by Daniel Gidron, The Nora Theatre Company presents The Caretaker from Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, November 1 at Central Square Theater. The Press Opening is set for Sunday, October 4 at 2 PM. (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company Presents THE CARETAKER Runs 10/1-11/1 At Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

When an elderly tramp is given lodging in the derelict home of two brothers, the ensuing relationships and shifting alliances intensify with hilarious and unsettling consequences in Harold Pinter's great psychological drama, The Caretaker. (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company Presents THE CARETAKER Runs 10/1-11/1 At Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009

When an elderly tramp is given lodging in the derelict home of two brothers, the ensuing relationships and shifting alliances intensify with hilarious and unsettling consequences in Harold Pinter's great psychological drama, The Caretaker. (more...)

The Caretaker to Run Oct. 1 - Nov. 1 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009

When an elderly tramp is given lodging in the derelict home of two brothers, the ensuing relationships and shifting alliances intensify with hilarious and unsettling consequences in Harold Pinter?s great psychological drama, The Caretaker. Featuring John Kuntz as Aston, Michael Balcanoff as Davies, and Joe Lanza as Mick and directed by Daniel Gidron, The Nora Theatre Company presents The Caretaker from Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, November 1 at Central Square Theater. The Press Opening is set for Sunday, October 4 at 2 PM. (more...)

Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE Starts Full Rehearsals 7/28, Previews Begin 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Woodshed Collective Presents THE CONFIDENCE MAN Beginning 9/1, Plays Free To Public On the Ship Lilac
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2009

Woodshed Collective will present the world premiere of The Confidence Man, conceived by Woodshed Collective, written by Paul Cohen (winner of the 2008 NYCFringe best playwright award), and inspired by Herman Melville's1857 novel about a riverboat con man, beginning Tuesday, September 1 and playing free to the public on the ship Lilac, a decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard vessel docked on the north side of Pier 40, at the intersection of West and Houston streets on the Hudson River. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Presents Broadway-bound Double-bill Of HUGHIE/KRAPP'S LAST TAPE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls, acclaimed Canadian director Jennifer Tarver and celebrated star Brian Dennehy team up again for a Broadway-bound double bill, Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape; January 16- February 21, 2010 in the Goodman's Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 – $83 and go on sale Friday, November 13 at GoodmanTheatre.org. (more...)

Digital Theatre Launches First Downloadable Theatre Productions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2009

Today, 26 October 2009, Digital Theatre announce their first high definition downloadable theatre productions available from their website using their specially developed Theatre Player which is compatible with all major browsers and operating systems. (more...)

Meng Jinghui: Reinventing the Musical for Chinese Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2009

A recent report out from NPR sheds light on an interesting movement happening in China: the reinvention of the Western musical for Chinese audiences. At the forefront of this effort is director Meng Jinghui, China's premiere avant-garde director, with his latest work and first musical, Murder in the Hanging Garden. The piece is about the 'relentless grabbing for material goods and people's spiritual loss,' Chinese style. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Stamos And Gershon, Previews 9/10, Opens 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Roundabout's Stamos and Gershon Led BYE BYE BIRDIE Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

The Royal Alexandra Theatre Presents An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, 2/9-2/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2009

Finally appearing together again after their Tony AwardŽ winning performances in Evita, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin bring their critically acclaimed theatre concert to The Royal Alexandra Theatre for 6 performances only, from February 9 through 14. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Join Aguilera, Tucci, Bell and Cher in 'Burlesque'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 4, 2009

Comingsoon.net is reporting that Alan Cumming will join the cast of 'Burlesque,' a musical drama in which the Tony winning actor will star alongside songstress Christina Aguilera. (more...)

Princess Anne Honours Alan Cumming with OBE Award, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2009

Britain's Princess Anne honoured international stage star Alan Cumming with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday. (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company Presents THE CARETAKER Runs 10/1-11/1 At Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2009

When an elderly tramp is given lodging in the derelict home of two brothers, the ensuing relationships and shifting alliances intensify with hilarious and unsettling consequences in Harold Pinter's great psychological drama, The Caretaker. (more...)

The Caretaker to Run Oct. 1 - Nov. 1 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2009

When an elderly tramp is given lodging in the derelict home of two brothers, the ensuing relationships and shifting alliances intensify with hilarious and unsettling consequences in Harold Pinter?s great psychological drama, The Caretaker. Featuring John Kuntz as Aston, Michael Balcanoff as Davies, and Joe Lanza as Mick and directed by Daniel Gidron, The Nora Theatre Company presents The Caretaker from Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, November 1 at Central Square Theater. The Press Opening is set for Sunday, October 4 at 2 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ZIPPERS OF ZOOMERVILLE At Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2009

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will produce the world premiere of Jack O'Hara and Tim Brickley's The Zippers of Zoomerville, or 200 Laps and a Lass: a mini-mockeretta in the Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre at the Phoenix May 7 through June 6, 2009. (more...)

LuPone Joins Patinkin In Ohio For 'An Evening' 5/5-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Finally appearing together again after their Tony AwardŽ winning performances in Evita, Patti LuPone joins Mandy Patinkin onstage for An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. These Broadway legends will bring their critically acclaimed theatre concert to the Palace Theatre at PlayhouseSquare for 16 performances only, May 5 - 17, 2009. (more...)

Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' Will Call Newly Completed Henry Miller Theatre 'Home'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Tony Winner Cumming To Star In New Film 'Escape To Donegal'
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2009

Tony Award Winner Alan Cumming has been cast as the villian in 'Escape To Donegal'. The film is written by Chris Minori and will be directed by Jonathan Blitstein. According to comingsoon.net, the sci-fi psychological thriller is reportedly a stylized film set in a dystopian future. Cumming will play a villian named 'Stuart', but no other information is available at this time. Filming will take place in Brooklyn this fall. (more...)

Perez, Ly, & More Set For Shakespeare On The Sound's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2009

Shakespeare on the Sound, Connecticut's premier outdoor summer theatre company presenting free Shakespeare in the park, has announced the complete 17-member cast for Artistic Director Joanna Settle's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with music by 2008 Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter Stew. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Riedel Reveals Cumming Sought as SPIDER-MAN's 'Green Goblin'
by Rialto Chatter - May 15, 2009

The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports in his column today that Tony winner Alan Cumming is being sought for the role of the villianous 'Green Goblin' in the upcoming SPIDER-MAN musical by Julie Taymor, the tuners director. (more...)

Patti LuPone's Guest Starring Role on NBC's 30 Rock Airs 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2009

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Patti LuPone has been cast on 30 Rock to play the mother 'of Judah Friedlander's... well, um, unique Frank'. There's no word on how many episodes LuPone will appear on of the hit show. (more...)

John Lithgow to Appear w/ Patti LuPone on March 5's 30 ROCK on NBC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2009

BroadwayWorld.com recently reported that Patti LuPone has been cast on 30 Rock to play the mother 'of Judah Friedlander's... well, um, unique Frank'. NBC has announced that also guesting on the March 5 episode will be John Lithgow. (more...)

LuPone Joins Patinkin In Ohio For 'An Evening' 5/5-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Finally appearing together again after their Tony AwardŽ winning performances in Evita, Patti LuPone joins Mandy Patinkin onstage for An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. These Broadway legends will bring their critically acclaimed theatre concert to the Palace Theatre at PlayhouseSquare for 16 performances only, May 5 - 17, 2009. (more...)

THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS Premieres At Open Fist Theater 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS, written by Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo (Accidental Death of an Anarchist) with a translation by Jon Laskin, choreography by Diana Wyenn, original music by Alex Wright and direction by Tom Quaintance. THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS will preview on Saturday, March 21, Sunday March 22, and Thursday, March 26 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, May 16 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS Premieres At Open Fist Theater 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS, written by Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo (Accidental Death of an Anarchist) with a translation by Jon Laskin, choreography by Diana Wyenn, original music by Alex Wright and direction by Tom Quaintance. THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS will preview on Saturday, March 21, Sunday March 22, and Thursday, March 26 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, May 16 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

THE ZIPPERS OF ZOOMERVILLE Premieres At Frank & Katrina Basile Theater 5/7-6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2009

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will produce the world premiere of Jack O'Hara and Tim Brickley's The Zippers of Zoomerville, or 200 Laps and a Lass: a mini-mockeretta in the Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre at the Phoenix May 7 through June 6, 2009. (more...)

New Ensemble Of Sydney Theatre Co Performers Begin Work At The Wharf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2009

Sydney Theatre Company's new permanent ensemble of performers will shortly commence work at the Company's home base, The Wharf on Sydney Harbour. (more...)

Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming To Star In 'SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark', Previews Now Begin 2/25/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2009

Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark on Broadway, with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger and directed by Julie Taymor. (more...)

LuPone Issues Response To Showstopping Vegas 'Texting' Incident
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2009

Theatre legend Patti LuPone has issued a response regarding the recent run-in with a Las Vegas audience member who was texting during the show. The action forced LuPone to stop the show, and calmly repremand the texter. (more...)

Showstopper LuPone Does It Again; 'Teaches' Texting Audience Member During Vegas Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2009

Theatre legend Patti LuPone has once again stopped a show cold. The incident took place June 21, while the actress was performing her brand-new show, Gypsy In My Soul, at the Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas. While introducing the iconic 'Don't Cry For Me, Argentina' LuPone noticed an audience member texting on his cell phone. Steve Friess of VegasHappensHere.com was at the show, and Tweeted (@thestrippodcast) immediately after the event. (more...)

'Vegas' Turn', LuPone Plays Orleans Casino & Hotel 6/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2009

Now that her already legendary run in Gypsy is over, Patti LuPone is set for a number of concert dates throughout the year, in addition to the previously announced dates with Mandy Patinkin for 'An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin' she will make a concert stop in Las Vegas at the Orleans Casino & Hotel on June 20th and 21st. She can also be seen (and heard) at the Cincinnati May Festival in Kurt Weil's 'The Seven Deadly Sins', Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. James Conlon will be the Musical Director for the series of concerts. For her complete schedule visit her official website at, www.pattilupone.net. Patti LuPone swept the 2008 theatre awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her performance as Rose in the critically-acclaimed new Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy, directed by the show's author, Mr. Laurents, currently at the St. James Theatre. (more...)

Alan Cumming Made An OBE, Jonathan Pryce Named CBE In Queen's Birthday Honours
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2009

Tony award-winning performer Alan Cumming has been named an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) as part of the Queen's Birthday Honour List. Other comandees include Tony award winner Jonathan Pryce, who was named a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) and veteran Film and television actor Christopher Lee, who received a knighthood. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Stamos And Gershon, Previews 9/10, Opens 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Arena Stage Moves Shows to Broadway, Garners Four Tony Awards & Finishes 2009 With a Balanced Budget
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2009

During Arena Stage's 58th season the theater faced the difficult challenges of the economic crisis early on, and after the conclusion of its 2009 fiscal year, Arena reports the books have closed in the black. While the financial success, in the face of such an unpredictable year, is paramount to the strength of Arena and its future, the theater also succeeded on and off the stage this year in numerous, exceptional ways. (more...)

Roundabout's Stamos and Gershon Led BYE BYE BIRDIE Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents THE SEAFARER 2/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2010

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC will present Conor McPherson's The Seafarer February 4 - 21, 2010 at Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Presents Broadway-bound Double-bill Of HUGHIE/KRAPP'S LAST TAPE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2009

Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls, acclaimed Canadian director Jennifer Tarver and celebrated star Brian Dennehy team up again for a Broadway-bound double bill, Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape; January 16- February 21, 2010 in the Goodman's Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 - $83 and go on sale Friday, November 13 at GoodmanTheatre.org. (more...)

Goodman Theatre presents Brian Dennehy in KRAPPS LAST TAPE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2009

Two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy has thrilled Chicago audiences in unforgettable productions over the past two decades—Desire Under the Elms, Long Day's Journey into Night, The Iceman Cometh and Death of a Salesman; now, his portrayal of contrasting roles in the double-bill of Hughie by Eugene O'Neill and Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett is 'sheer theatrical dynamite' (Toronto Star). (more...)

Signal Ensemble Theatre Announces Three New Ensemble Members, Season Continues with AFTERMATH In 2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2009

Signal Ensemble Theatre, a Chicago company, announces the addition of three new ensemble members, starting in the 2009-2010 season, including scenic designer Melania Lancy, playwright/actor Jon Steinhagen and actor/director Bries Vannon. (more...)

Woodshed Collective Presents THE CONFIDENCE MAN Beginning 9/1, Plays Free To Public On the Ship Lilac
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2009

Woodshed Collective will present the world premiere of The Confidence Man, conceived by Woodshed Collective, written by Paul Cohen (winner of the 2008 NYCFringe best playwright award), and inspired by Herman Melville's1857 novel about a riverboat con man, beginning Tuesday, September 1 and playing free to the public on the ship Lilac, a decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard vessel docked on the north side of Pier 40, at the intersection of West and Houston streets on the Hudson River. (more...)

ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Runs 9/12-10/3 At Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2009

STC ED presents The Residents in Accidental Death of an Anarchist, By Dario Fo. Translated by Alan Cumming and Tim Supple (more...)

Richard Briers Returns To Stage In ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2009

The veteran character actor will be directed by Simon McBurney in the Beckett classic at the Duchess. (more...)

Tony Winner Cumming Heads NYC Tartan Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2009

Scottish born actor Alan Cumming served as Grand Marshall of New York's Tartan Day Parade. On April 4th, Cumming lead the parade of bagpipers, Scottish-American organizations, dignitaries, and even Scotties and Westies, up 6th Avenue. (more...)

Alan Cumming Named as Grand Marshall of NYC Tartan Day Parade 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2009

Scottish born actor Alan Cumming will serve as Grand Marshall of New York's Tartan Day Parade. On April 4th, Cumming will lead the parade of bagpipers, Scottish-American organizations, dignitaries, and even Scotties and Westies, up 6th Avenue. (more...)

Lenny Henry OTHELLO To Get West End Transfer
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 24, 2009

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THE ZIPPERS OF ZOOMERVILLE Premieres At Frank & Katrina Basile Theater 5/7-6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2009

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will produce the world premiere of Jack O'Hara and Tim Brickley's The Zippers of Zoomerville, or 200 Laps and a Lass: a mini-mockeretta in the Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre at the Phoenix May 7 through June 6, 2009. (more...)

Stamos, Gershon, Irwin and Houdyshell Lead Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis Set To Produce O'Hara And Brickley's THE ZIPPERS OF ZOOMVILLE, Runs 5/7 - 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2009

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will produce the world premiere of Jack O?Hara and Tim Brickley?s The Zippers of Zoomerville, or 200 Laps and a Lass: a mini-mockeretta in the Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre at the Phoenix May 7 through June 6, 2009. The book and lyrics are by Jack O?Hara, and the music is by Jack O?Hara and Tim Brickley. Jack O'Hara is a Nashville (IN) based writer, musician, comedian, actor, and director. In The Zippers of Zoomerville he has written a gentle send-up of all things Indy 500 -- but also a gentle send-up of all things Gilbert & Sullivan. (more...)

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