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Advocacy Groups Challenge THE MIRACLE WORKER Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

According to a report in the New York Times this morning, members of advocacy groups such the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts - an advocacy group for blind and deaf actors - are none to pleased with the casting of Abigail Breslin as Hellen Keller in the upcoming Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's THREE SISTERS Opens Tonight 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's exciting new version of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS by Sarah Ruhl, one of America's most acclaimed young playwrights and author of THE CLEAN HOUSE opens tonight, October 29th. John Doyle, the Tony Award-winning director of COMPANY directs the production (more...)

Cuccioli, Alexander & Saxe Lead George Street Playhouse's A MOON TO DANCE BY, 11/17 - 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

Tony Award and Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Jane Alexander, Robert Cuccioli (GSP's The Seafarer) and Gareth Saxe (Broadway's The Homecoming), will reunite in their roles of Thom Thomas' A Moon to Dance By at the George Street Playhouse from November 17 - December 13. The three previously collaborated on the production at the REP in Pittsburgh. (more...)

Goodman Lighting Designer Michael Philippi Dies Suddenly at 58; HIGH HOLIDAYS Preview Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2009

Michael Philippi, longtime lighting designer at the famed Goodman Theatre Company, collapsed and died suddenly yesterday while on his way to a technical rehearsal for the theater's production of Alan Gross's High Holidays. (more...)

Photo Flash: MRS KLEIN At Almeida Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2009

Thea Sharrock will direct Clare Higgins in the title role of Mrs Klein in the first London revival of Nicholas Wright's play. (more...)

Antoinette LaVecchia's HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER Closes Tonight, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2009

HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER, a play written and performed by Antoinette LaVecchia, will begin its recently-announced 8-week extension Off-Broadway on Thursday, October 29 at 7p.m. at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in Manhattan. The production is now scheduled to play through December 12, 2009. (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER Returns to Broadway, Breslin and Pill to Star, Previews Begin Feb. 12th, 2010, Opens Mar. 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2009

Producer David Richenthal has announced the very first revival of William Gibson's THE MIRACLE WORKER as the Tony Award® winning play celebrates its 50th Anniversary of opening on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: MRS. KLEIN at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2009

Thea Sharrock will direct Clare Higgins in the title role of Mrs Klein in the first London revival of Nicholas Wright's play. Mrs Klein previews at the Almeida Theatre from 22 October 2009 with press night on 29 October 2009 and will run until 5 December 2009. Joining Clare Higgins are Nicola Walker as Paula and Zoe Waites as Melitta. Designs are by Tim Hatley with lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Ian Dickinson. (more...)

New York Times Reviews TINY KUSHNER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2009

This past Sunday, Bruce Weber penned a big review of Tiny Kushner in the new Bay Area section now appearing in West Coast editions of the Times. (more...)

Doyle To Direct Gemignani, Wood, Cuervo, & More In Cincinnati Playhouse's THREE SISTERS 10/24-11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2009

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has finalized casting for its upcoming production of THREE SISTERS. This exciting new version, commissioned by the Playhouse, combines John Doyle, the Tony Award-winning director of Company, and Sarah Ruhl, one of America's most acclaimed young playwrights. THREE SISTERS, a poignant tale of love and dreams and the never-ending pursuit of happiness, begins previews in the Playhouse's Robert S. Marx Theatre October 24 and continues through November 21. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Presents New Version of THREE SISTERS, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2009

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will continue its Marx Theatre season with a new version of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS by Sarah Ruhl, author of THE CLEAN HOUSE. John Doyle, the Tony Award-winning director of COMPANY will helm the production. (more...)

HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER Extends For 8 Weeks, Thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2009

'HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER (In Spite of Myself)' -- a play written and performed by Antoinette LaVecchia -- has announced that it will extend its Off-Broadway engagement at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Manhattan for eight weeks, running now through December 20, 2009. The play will perform a revised schedule, with new ticket prices during its extension. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Presents The 32nd Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/20-12/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2009

Acclaimed Chicago actor Larry Yando commands the stage as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, 'Goodman Theatre's annual Christmas gift to Chicago' (Daily Herald) for over three decades. (more...)

U.K.'s Almeida Announces Sping 2010 Lineup; Features RUINED, Andrew Upton, Indhu Rubasingham and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009

The Almeida Theatre in the U.K. has announced their Spring 2010 lineup of productions and events. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere Of TINY KUSHNER 10/16-11/21, Opens 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009

TINY KUSHNER makes West Coast premiere at Berkeley Rep, begins previews on October 16, opens October 21, and closes November 29. (more...)

Casting Announced For JUDGMENT DAY And MRS KLEIN At Almedia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2009

James Macdonald returns to the Almeida to direct the world premiere of Christopher Hampton's new version of Ödön von Horváth's Judgment Day. Judgment Day will run at the Almeida from 3 September - 17 October 2009, with press night on 10 September. Set designs are by Miriam Buether with costume design is by Moritz Junge, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Chris Shutt and music by Matthew Herbert. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere Of TINY KUSHNER 10/16-11/21, Opens 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2009

TINY KUSHNER makes West Coast premiere at Berkeley Rep, begins previews on October 16, opens October 21, and closes November 29. (more...)

Cherry Lane Studio Theatre Presents HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER, Previews 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

'HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER (In Spite of Myself),' a play written and performed by Antoinette LaVecchia, will be presented this fall Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre's Studio Theatre (38 Commerce St.), with preview performances starting October 3 prior to a new official opening night set for Monday, October 12, 2009 - Columbus Day, a day of celebration for Italian-Americans. (more...)

McNall, Cuskern, Boyer & More Lead The Pearl Theatre's MISALLIANCE, Opens 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

The Pearl Theatre Company has announced the casting for their upcoming production of George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE. The cast will include company members Steven Boyer (Bentley Summerhays), Robin Leslie Brown (Mrs. Tarleton), Michael Brusasco (Joey Percival), Bradford Cover (Johnny Tarleton), Dominic Cuskern (Lord Summerhays), Dan Daily (Mr. Tarleton), Sean McNall (Gunner), Erika Rolfsrud (Lina Szczepanowska), Lee Stark (Hypatia Tarleton). Performances for MISALLIANCE will begin December 4th with a scheduled opening of December 13th. (more...)

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts Presents Shaw's MAJOR BARBARA 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts presents George Bernard Shaw's 'Major Barbara' as the second show of its Main Stage series. The production opens its eight-performance run November 13 at 8 p.m. at the University's Arts Bank Theater (601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia). (more...)

Photo Flash: Not Black and White's DETAINING JUSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2009

Jimmy Akingbola, Aml Ameen, John Boyega , Karl Collins, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Abhin Galeya, Jaye Griffiths, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Amelia Lowdell, Cecilia Noble, Rebecca Scroggs and Robert Whitelock are the full cast announced for the Not Black and White season - three plays to be presented by the Tricycle Theatre examining the state of Britain at the end of the first decade of the twenty first century. (more...)

Photo Flash: Goodman Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2009

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ITALIAN DAUGHTER to Shutter as LeVecchia Joins Broadway's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2009

HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER - the solo play written and performed by Antoinette LaVecchia - will conclude its Off-Broadway engagement at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in NYC following the performance on Sunday, December 13, 2009, it has been announced by the play's producer, Arje Shaw of Jones Street Productions. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere Of TINY KUSHNER 10/16-11/21, Opens 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2009

TINY KUSHNER makes West Coast premiere at Berkeley Rep, begins previews on October 16, opens October 21, and closes November 29. (more...)

Doyle To Direct Gemignani, Wood, Cuervo, & More In Cincinnati Playhouse's THREE SISTERS 10/24-11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2009

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has finalized casting for its upcoming production of THREE SISTERS. This exciting new version, commissioned by the Playhouse, combines John Doyle, the Tony Award-winning director of Company, and Sarah Ruhl, one of America's most acclaimed young playwrights. THREE SISTERS, a poignant tale of love and dreams and the never-ending pursuit of happiness, begins previews in the Playhouse's Robert S. Marx Theatre October 24 and continues through November 21. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Presents The 32nd Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/20-12/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

Acclaimed Chicago actor Larry Yando commands the stage as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, 'Goodman Theatre's annual Christmas gift to Chicago' (Daily Herald) for over three decades. (more...)

A Noise Within Presents NOISES OFF, Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2009

A Noise Within (ANW) pokes a bit of fun at its own name with some theatrical humor when it stages the joyfully out-of control British farce NOISES OFF by MICHAEL FRAYN, opening Saturday, November 14 and closing Sunday, December 20, 2009 (previews begin November 7). (more...)

A Noise Within Presents NOISES OFF, Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

A Noise Within (ANW) pokes a bit of fun at its own name with some theatrical humor when it stages the joyfully out-of control British farce NOISES OFF by MICHAEL FRAYN, opening Saturday, November 14 and closing Sunday, December 20, 2009 (previews begin November 7). (more...)

Photo Flash: Goodman Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2009

Acclaimed Chicago actor Larry Yando commands the stage as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, 'Goodman Theatre's annual Christmas gift to Chicago' (Daily Herald) for over three decades. In his 17th year with A Christmas Carol, Chicago actor/director William Brown stages the production hailed as 'a joyous present for the entire family' (Chicago Sun-Times) and 'ideal family fare, both heartwarming and spectacular in its familiar tale' (Chicago Tribune). (more...)

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts Presents Shaw's MAJOR BARBARA 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts presents George Bernard Shaw's 'Major Barbara' as the second show of its Main Stage series. The production opens its eight-performance run November 13 at 8 p.m. at the University's Arts Bank Theater (601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia). (more...)

Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge Announces Event Listings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2010

The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge has released its event listings for 2010. (more...)

World Premiere Musical WONDERLAND Moves to Alley Theatre; Opens 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2010

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of the new musical Wonderland about Alice, a children's book writer in Manhattan who is suffering through a creative block, estranged from her husband and alienated from her daughter. It takes a trip to a strange-yet-familiar Wonderland for her to regain her life's balance and again find the love and everyday magic that reside in us all - if we know how to look. With a book by Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy (The Civil War), lyrics by Jack Murphy, music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlett Pimpernel, The Civil War), and directed by Gregory Boyd, Wonderland begins previews Friday, January 15, opens officially Wednesday, January 20 and runs through Sunday, February 14. (more...)

THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING Comes To The Court Theater 1/14-2/14/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2010

Court Theatre continues its 55th season with the Chicago Premiere of The Year of Magical Thinking written by Joan Didion and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. The production will run January 14 - February 14, 2010 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press opening is Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

DISTRACTED Makes Chicago Premiere At American Theatre Co 1/28/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2010

American Theater Company (ATC) continues its 25th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Distracted, written by Lisa Loomer. The production is directed by Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and will run January 28 - February 28, 2010 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron Street, Chicago. Press Opening is to be determined. (more...)

THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING Comes To The Court Theater 1/14-2/14/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2009

Court Theatre continues its 55th season with the Chicago Premiere of The Year of Magical Thinking written by Joan Didion and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. The production will run January 14 - February 14, 2010 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press opening is Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Vision Impaired Kyra Ynez Seiglel Set to Understudy Abigail Breslin in THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2009

The New York Times reports that the producers of Broadway's upcoming revival The Miracle Worker have cast a vision impaired actress to understudy Abigale Breslin in the role of Helen Keller. Kyra Ynez Siegel of Oregon has officially landed the role after flying in for an audition two weeks ago. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Celebrates the Life of Michael Philippi 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

Goodman Theatre will host a memorial service in honor of its esteemed longtime collaborator and good friend, Lighting and Set designer Michael Philippi, who passed away suddenly on October 27, 2009. (more...)

Pacino to Star in MERCHANT OF VENICE; Ferguson, Martin, Rabe, Santiago-Hudson & Wright Join Shakespeare in Park Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced early casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season. Daniel Sullivan will direct THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in rotating rep with THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif. The repertory company will feature Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Solanio/Young Shepherd); Jesse L. Martin (Gratiano/Polixenes); Al Pacino (Shylock); Lily Rabe (Portia/First Gentlewoman); Ruben Santiago-Hudson as (Prince of Morocco/Leontes); and Max Wright (Old Gobbo/Old Shepherd). (more...)

McNall, Cuskern, Boyer & More Lead The Pearl Theatre's MISALLIANCE, Opens 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2009

The Pearl Theatre Company has announced the casting for their upcoming production of George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE. The cast will include company members Steven Boyer (Bentley Summerhays), Robin Leslie Brown (Mrs. Tarleton), Michael Brusasco (Joey Percival), Bradford Cover (Johnny Tarleton), Dominic Cuskern (Lord Summerhays), Dan Daily (Mr. Tarleton), Sean McNall (Gunner), Erika Rolfsrud (Lina Szczepanowska), Lee Stark (Hypatia Tarleton). Performances for MISALLIANCE will begin December 4th with a scheduled opening of December 13th. (more...)

ME AND ORSON WELLES Brings Back Memories for Mercury Theatre's William Herz
by Movies News Desk - Dec 27, 2009

Prompted by the release of 'Me and Orson Welles', 'The Hartford Courant's Frank Rizzo shares with readers the story of his partner's cousin, William Herz, now aged 93, who was a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre in 1937. Herz assisted with such productions as 'The Shoemaker's Holiday' and 'Heartbreak House', and held the distinction of stage managing the classic 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast in 1938, where he even stepped into the role of Wells during the dress rehearsal. Herz was also an extra in the 1937 production of Julius Ceaser which is at the forefront of the film 'Me and Orson Welles'. (more...)

DISTRACTED Makes Chicago Premiere At American Theatre Co 1/28/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2009

American Theater Company (ATC) continues its 25th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Distracted, written by Lisa Loomer. The production is directed by Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and will run January 28 - February 28, 2010 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron Street, Chicago. Press Opening is to be determined. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents [title of show] 1/15-2/13/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

From January 15th - February 13th 2010, SpeakEasy Stage will proudly present the New England premiere of the hit Broadway musical [title of show]. (more...)

NOT BLACK AND WHITE Season Of Plays Presented At The Tricycle Theatre Closes December 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2009

Not Black and White is a three month season of plays to be presented by the Tricycle Theatre examining life and social issues in 21st Century London from the perspective of three leading black contemporary playwrights. Roy Williams, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Bola Agbaje will tackle the prison system, the mayoralty and immigration respectively in the Not Black and White season which runs from 8 October to 19 December 2009. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Celebrates the Life of Michael Philippi 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

Goodman Theatre will host a memorial service in honor of its esteemed longtime collaborator and good friend, Lighting and Set designer Michael Philippi, who passed away suddenly on October 27, 2009. (more...)

Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Modine & Elizabeth Franz Join Revival of THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

According to reports, Jennifer Morrison, star of TV's 'House', Matthew Modine and Elizabeth Franz will join Abigail Breslin and Alison Pill in the Broadway revival of 'The Miracle Worker'. (more...)

Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Modine & Elizabeth Franz Join Revival of THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2009

According to reports, Jennifer Morrison, star of TV's 'House', Matthew Modine and Elizabeth Franz will join Abigail Breslin and Alison Pill in the Broadway revival of 'The Miracle Worker'. (more...)

McNall, Cuskern, Boyer & More Lead The Pearl Theatre's MISALLIANCE, Opens 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2009

The Pearl Theatre Company has announced the casting for their upcoming production of George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE. The cast will include company members Steven Boyer (Bentley Summerhays), Robin Leslie Brown (Mrs. Tarleton), Michael Brusasco (Joey Percival), Bradford Cover (Johnny Tarleton), Dominic Cuskern (Lord Summerhays), Dan Daily (Mr. Tarleton), Sean McNall (Gunner), Erika Rolfsrud (Lina Szczepanowska), Lee Stark (Hypatia Tarleton). Performances for MISALLIANCE will begin December 4th with a scheduled opening of December 13th. (more...)

ITALIAN DAUGHTER to Shutter as LeVecchia Joins Broadway's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2009

HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER - the solo play written and performed by Antoinette LaVecchia - will conclude its Off-Broadway engagement at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in NYC following the performance on Sunday, December 13, 2009, it has been announced by the play's producer, Arje Shaw of Jones Street Productions. (more...)

A Noise Within Announces RICHARD III As Opening Show Of 2009-2010 Season, Runs 10/3-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2009

A Noise Within (ANW), the critically acclaimed classical repertory theatre company hailed by critics as 'adventurous,' 'compelling and current,' 'ingenuity at work,' and 'what great theatre is all about,' launches its 2009-10 season with Shakespeare's spellbinding Richard III directed by ANW Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director Geoff Elliott, opening Saturday, October 3 and closing Saturday, December 12, 2009 (previews begin Saturday, September 26), at the company's theatre in Glendale. (more...)

Antoinette LaVecchia's HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER Gets Extended Thru 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2009

HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER, a play written and performed by Antoinette LaVecchia, will begin its recently-announced 8-week extension Off-Broadway on Thursday, October 29 at 7p.m. at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in Manhattan. The production is now scheduled to play through December 12, 2009. (more...)

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