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'Irma Vep', 'Cyrano', and Shakespeare Join 'First Wives' This Summer at Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2008

Lou Spisto, Executive Producer of the Tony Award-winning Old Globe, is pleased to announce the Theatre's complete 2009 Summer Season. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents 'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde'
by Chicago News Desk - Sep 6, 2008

Northlight Theatre opens its 2008-2009 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, in a fresh adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Jessica Thebus. The production runs September 17-October 26, 2008, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Berkley Rep To Premiere Itmar Moses's New Play 'Yellowjackets'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2008

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 2008/09 Season with the world premiere of a provocative new play set in Berkeley and written by a Berkeley native: renowned playwright Itamar Moses returns to his hometown with Yellowjackets, a script set just around the corner in the halls of his alma mater. (more...)

South Coast Rep Presents 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' Starting 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2008

South Coast Repertory will present the Southern California premiere of Dead Man's Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl's fantastical new play about a woman who answers a dead man's cell phone and finds her life turned upside down. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, Dead Man's Cell Phone runs Sept. 21 - Oct. 12 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

South Coast Rep Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for 'The Heiress'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2008

South Coast Repertory today announced the cast and creative team for The Heiress, the psychological drama of love, innocence and betrayal by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Present Kennedy in 'Lady With All The Answers'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2008

Pasadena Playhouse will present Mimi Kennedy as Ann Landers in the the premiere of The Lady With All The Answers by David Rambo. Drawn from the life and letters of Ann Landers with the cooperation of Margo Howard the play will be directed by Brendon Fox and run from October 17 - November 23. Full casting will be announced soon. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Presents Shaw's 'Devil's Disciple' Starting 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2008

Aurora Theatre Company continues its American trilogy with THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE from the master of English wit George Bernard Shaw. (more...)

South Coast Rep Presents 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' Starting 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2008

South Coast Repertory will present the Southern California premiere of Dead Man's Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl's fantastical new play about a woman who answers a dead man's cell phone and finds her life turned upside down. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, Dead Man's Cell Phone runs Sept. 21 - Oct. 12 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

Kuhn and Faridany Join '39 Steps' Cast 10/28; Saunders and Ferrin to Depart
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2008

Jeffrey Kuhn and Francesca Faridany will join the cast of Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS on Tuesday, October 28. Kuhn will play the role of Man #1 and Faridany will play the roles of Annabella Schmidt, Margaret and Pamela. Current cast members Jennifer Ferrin and Cliff Saunders will play their final performances on Sunday, October 26. THE 39 STEPS, the winner of two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards and the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, is playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). (more...)

South Coast Rep Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starting 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2008

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Orange County's beloved holiday tradition, returns to South Coast Repertory for its 29th season. (more...)

Kuhn and Faridany Join '39 Steps' Cast 10/28; Saunders and Ferrin to Depart
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2008

Jeffrey Kuhn and Francesca Faridany will join the cast of Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS on Tuesday, October 28. Kuhn will play the role of Man #1 and Faridany will play the roles of Annabella Schmidt, Margaret and Pamela. Current cast members Jennifer Ferrin and Cliff Saunders will play their final performances on Sunday, October 26. THE 39 STEPS, the winner of two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards and the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, is playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). (more...)

Actor Many Beth Fisher Named One of Eleven Inaugural Fellows
by Chicago News Desk - Oct 28, 2008

Ten Chimneys Foundation, the National Historic Landmark estate of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, has chosen Mary Beth Fisher as one of its eleven inaugural fellows to participate in the LUNT-FONTANNE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, a groundbreaking national program to serve regional theater actors and the future of American Theater. Fisher, who was nominated by Goodman Theatre, will receive a cash fellowship and participate in an intensive week-long master class and retreat at Ten Chimneys with a world-renowned and respected master teacher; acclaimed actress Lynn Redgrave will be the first master teacher in the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program. In addition to a prolific, award-winning career on Broadway, in London, and in film and television, Ms. Redgrave was named in honor of Lynn Fontanne - making her a particularly meaningful choice to launch this important program. (more...)

The World Premiere of Ruined at Goodman Theatre!
by Chicago News Desk - Oct 24, 2008

Set in the present-day DRC, Ruined is the captivating story of Mama Nadi (Ekulona), the owner of a canteen who serves up everything from a cold beer and a warm meal-to the company of a woman. Through the eyes of this savvy businesswoman who both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds, Nottage captures the constantly shifting allegiances and tragic absurdity that marks the civil war in the DRC. Ruined, rendered with Nottage's trademark humanity, clarity and surprising humor, gives a glimpse of a country that has suffered immeasurable losses since the beginning of this war that has raged for more than a decade. (more...)

Absurd Person Singular to Run at Bristol Riverside Theatre, Nov. 11-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2008

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 2008-2009 season with Absurd Person Singular by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, one of the most prolific and widely performed of English language playwrights. Gus Kaikkonen directs this charming, modern romantic comedy that looks at the game of love through the kitchens of three married couples and their fortunes on Christmas. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Presents Shaw's 'Devil's Disciple' Starting 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2008

Aurora Theatre Company continues its American trilogy with THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE from the master of English wit George Bernard Shaw. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Launches World Premiere of RUINED 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

Chicago's Goodman Theatre opens its 'Strong Women, Strong Voices' Owen Theatre Series with the world premiere of Lynn Nottage's RUINED, directed by Kate Whoriskey and co-produced with Manhattan Theatre Club. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT With Lane and Irwin To Open at Roundabout Theatre 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony award winners Bill Irwin as 'Vladimir' and Nathan Lane as 'Estragon' in a new Broadway production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and directed by Tony award winner Anthony Page. (more...)

2009 Almeida Season to Include Stevenson, Goodman, Hampton, LaBute and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2008

The 2009 season at the Almeida Theatre will include five premieres, two major revivals and a Shakespeare. (more...)

Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl Join Cast of 'The American Plan' at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2008

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) have announced that Academy Awardâ and Tony Awardâ winner Mercedes Ruehl and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominee Lily Rabe will appear in the upcoming Broadway premiere of THE AMERICAN PLAN by Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out). (more...)

Robert Cuccioli to Star in Geroge Street Playhouse's 'The Seafarer'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2008

George Street Playhouse continues their 35th season with the New Jersey premiere of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated play, The Seafarer. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Launches World Premiere of RUINED 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2008

Chicago's Goodman Theatre opens its 'Strong Women, Strong Voices' Owen Theatre Series with the world premiere of Lynn Nottage's RUINED, directed by Kate Whoriskey and co-produced with Manhattan Theatre Club. (more...)

Cullum, Warren, and Ross Join AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2008

Tracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, Tony, Drama Desk, New York Drama Critics' Circle, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play - is proud to welcome Two time Tony Award-winner John Cullum (Urinetown, Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century) as family patriarch Beverly Weston, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lortel Award nominee Amy Warren (Adding Machine) as youngest daughter Karen Weston, and Broadway newcomer Samantha Ross as housekeeper Johnna Monevata. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT to Play at Shubert Starting 2/26; Simon Jones Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2008

The producers of Blithe Spirit are pleased to announce the show will play The Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Monday, January 26, 2009 with the first performance on Thursday, February 26, 2009. (more...)

Eakeley, Lysy and Pressley Join Cast of MTC's THE AMERICAN PLAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2008

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) announced full casting for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE AMERICAN PLAN which will be directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). The previously announced Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl will be joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). (more...)

BAH-HUMBUG! A CHRISTMAS CAROL BEGINS NOVEMBER 21
by Chicago News Desk - Nov 14, 2008

Consistently included among the Midwest's top-tier holiday events, Goodman Theatre's annual production of A Christmas Carol returns for its 31st season. Guided by sixteen years of experience with the production, Chicago actor/director William Brown returns to direct Tom Creamer's adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella for his third consecutive year. (more...)

The World Premiere of Ruined at Goodman Theatre!
by Chicago News Desk - Nov 13, 2008

Set in the present-day DRC, Ruined is the captivating story of Mama Nadi (Ekulona), the owner of a canteen who serves up everything from a cold beer and a warm meal-to the company of a woman. Through the eyes of this savvy businesswoman who both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds, Nottage captures the constantly shifting allegiances and tragic absurdity that marks the civil war in the DRC. Ruined, rendered with Nottage's trademark humanity, clarity and surprising humor, gives a glimpse of a country that has suffered immeasurable losses since the beginning of this war that has raged for more than a decade. (more...)

Yale Repertory Theater Presents 'ROUGH CROSSING' 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2008

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents ROUGH CROSSING by TOM STOPPARD, from an original play by FERENC MOLNÁR, directed by MARK RUCKER at the University Theatre (222 York Street, New Haven) beginning November 28 through December 20. Opening Night is Thursday, December 4. (more...)

'Ruined' By Lynn Nottage at Goodman Theatre
by Chicago News Desk - Nov 12, 2008

Goodman Theatre opens its "Strong Women, Strong Voices" Owen Theatre Series with the world premiere of Lynn Nottage's Ruined, directed by Kate Whoriskey and co-produced with Manhattan Theatre Club. Commissioned by the Goodman and first seen in the 2007 New Stages Series, Ruined was developed through Nottage and Whoriskey's pilgrimage to Uganda-where countless interviews and interactions resulted in a portrait of the lives of the women and girls caught in the devastating armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Leading the Goodman's cast in the role of Mama Nadi is Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Well on Broadway; Righteous Kill), who previously collaborated with Nottage and Whoriskey on the world premiere of Fabulation at Playwrights Horizons. Ruined begins performances on November 8 (opening night is November 17) and runs through December 7. Tickets are $10 - $39. Ruined begins performances at Manhattan Theatre Club on January 21, 2009. (more...)

Cullum, Warren, and Ross Join AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2008

Tracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, Tony, Drama Desk, New York Drama Critics' Circle, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play - is proud to welcome Two time Tony Award-winner John Cullum (Urinetown, Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century) as family patriarch Beverly Weston, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lortel Award nominee Amy Warren (Adding Machine) as youngest daughter Karen Weston, and Broadway newcomer Samantha Ross as housekeeper Johnna Monevata. (more...)

Newest Edition of 'Working In Theatre' On CUNY TV 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2008

The newest edition of the American Theatre Wing's 'Working in the Theatre' will feature 'Demystifying the Classics' on CUNY TV on Sunday, May 11 at 5 p.m. The program will repeat on Friday, May 16 at 9 a.m., 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents World Premiere of 'Cardenio' 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2008

Les Waters, the associate artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, heads east again this week to open the world premiere of Cardenio in Cambridge. (more...)

BWW Video Show Preview: The Homecoming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2008

Catch this latest video show preview featuring The Homecoming! (more...)

'Homecoming' To Close At Cort Theatre 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2008

As previously announced, the 40th Anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's Tony Award-winning masterpiece The Homecoming will conclude its limited engagement on Sunday, April 13th, completing a run of 137 performances. (more...)

'Homecoming' Star Ian McShane On Charlie Rose 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2008

The Homecoming star IAN MCSHANE will appear tonight on the Charlie Rose show on PBS. The program will be broadcast in major metropolitan areas at 11:30pm. Elsewhere, please check local listings - www.pbs.org (more...)

SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle 2007 Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2008

Representing the print and electronic media, 21 members of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle announced the winners of 36 drama awards and 31 musical awards from 243 nominated actors, designers, productions, and more reviewed in 2007. Over 400 productions were seen in 2007 by Circle critics reviewing theatre from San Jose to Santa Rosa, San Francisco to Concord. (more...)

Intiman Theatre Presents 'A Streetcar Named Desire' 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2008

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (more...)

Intiman Theatre Presents 'A Streetcar Named Desire' 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2008

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams, directed by Intiman Associate Director Sheila Daniels. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Festival To Present 'Waiting For Godot'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2008

Berkshire Theatre Festival presents Samuel Beckett's classic tragicomedy Waiting for Godot, directed by Anders Cato, at the Unicorn Theatre. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents the revival of 'Nixon's Nixon'
by Chicago News Desk - Jul 24, 2008

Just in time for the elections, Writers' brings back its critically-acclaimed, award-winning production of 'Nixon's Nixon' (more...)

Berkley Rep To Premiere Itmar Moses's New Play 'Yellowjackets'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2008

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 2008/09 Season with the world premiere of a provocative new play set in Berkeley and written by a Berkeley native: renowned playwright Itamar Moses returns to his hometown with Yellowjackets, a script set just around the corner in the halls of his alma mater. (more...)

Intiman Theatre Presents 'A Streetcar Named Desire' 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2008

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (more...)

ACT Announces Complete Casting For 2008 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2008

ACT-A Contemporary Theatre announces a stellar line-up of local talent performing in the remaining three shows of its 2008 season. (more...)

'Antony and Cleopatra' with Robins & Csokas Opens April 3 at The Duke
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2008

Theatre for a New Audience's production of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra featuring Laila Robins and Marton Csokas in the title roles and directed by Darko Tresnjak begins previews Saturday, March 22 at 7:30PM for an opening Thursday, April 3 at 6:30PM at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Page, Esper and Siberry Among Actors Joining Langella In 'A Man for All Seasons'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company joining 3-Time Tony Award Winner Frank Langella as 'Sir Thomas More' in a new Broadway production of Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Tony Award Winner Doug Hughes. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents 'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde'
by Chicago News Desk - Aug 24, 2008

Northlight Theatre opens its 2008-2009 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, in a fresh adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Jessica Thebus. The production runs September 17-October 26, 2008, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Tickets for 'The Seagull' at Walter Kerr Theatre Go On Sale 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2008

The complete company of the Royal Court Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, will begin rehearsals on Monday, August 25 in London, under the direction of Ian Rickson. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Festival To Present 'Waiting For Godot'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2008

Berkshire Theatre Festival presents Samuel Beckett's classic tragicomedy Waiting for Godot, directed by Anders Cato, at the Unicorn Theatre. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Announces 'Streetcar' Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2008

For the first time under the leadership of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the American classic A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. (more...)

American Musical Theatre of San Jose Presents 'Beauty'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2008

Experience the magic when American Musical Theatre of San Jose presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, perfect entertainment for the entire family. The enchantment begins on May 13 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts where the show runs through May 25. The production is sponsored by Comerica Bank. Single tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Kevin Kline Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2008

Seventeen different stage productions were honored at the third annual Kevin Kline Awards ceremony. Ten St. Louis area theater companies - double the number of last year's recipients - were recognized with awards. Four of those ten theaters were multiple award winners. (more...)

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