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Orlandersmith, Hope, Laurence et al. Set for HORSEDREAMS at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of HORSEDREAMS, a new play written by and featuring award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dael Orlandersmith. The third production of the company's 17th season, performances of HORSEDREAMS will begin Wednesday, November 9th at Rattlestick Theater (224 Waverly Place - off Seventh Avenue South, between Perry & West 11th Streets). The official opening night is set for Thursday, November 17th. The production is scheduled to run through December 11th. Gordon Edelstein directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mark Benton Joins Cast of RAILWAY CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

Mark Benton will join the London cast The Railway Children on 3 December to play Perks for the final six weeks of Damian Cruden's Olivier award-winning production at Waterloo Station. Since it's opening Cruden's production has now been seen by almost 400,000 people. The final London performance, in the specially created 1000 seat space in the old Eurostar Terminal at Waterloo Station, will be on 8 January 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN At Waterloo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

Mark Benton will join the London cast The Railway Children on 3 December to play Perks for the final six weeks of Damian Cruden's Olivier award-winning production at Waterloo Station. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith Leads Rattlestick's HORSEDREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of HORSEDREAMS, a new play written by and featuring award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dael Orlandersmith. (more...)

CANDIDE, PORGY & BESS et al. Lead 43rd Annual Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

At the gala 43rd Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, November 7, 'The Madness of George III,' from Chicago Shakespeare Theater, took top honors for a play in the Large Theatre tier with a total of 5 awards, including Production - Play, Director Penny Metropulos and Principal Actor Harry Groener. In musical categories for large theatres, the Goodman Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company production of 'Candide' won top awards for a musical with 5 statues, including Production - Musical, New Adaptation for Mary Zimmerman, Principal Actor Geoff Packard and Supporting Actress and Actor, Hollis Resnik and Larry Yando. The revisionist team of Director Charles Newell and Music Director Doug Peck of Court Theatre claimed directing honors for large musicals with their new look at 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.' (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Accepting Submissions for 16th Annual National Latino Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

The National Latino Playwriting Award was established by Arizona Theatre Company sixteen years ago under the leadership of Playwright-In-Residence Elaine Romero to create a greater awareness of the work being done by Latino playwrights. It has honored many of the nation's leading Latino voices and the chosen plays have had a string of successes across the nation. (more...)

BWW Chicago Awards Update 11/28 - Have You Voted?
by BWW - Nov 28, 2011

There's just 4 weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Chicago Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday November 28, 2011. (more...)

TimeLine Names Nine New Associate Artists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2011

TimeLine Theatre Company has announced the addition of nine new Associate Artists - Will Allan, William Brown, Aaron Carter, Andrew Carter, John Culbert, Mildred Marie Langford, Mechelle Moe, Ann Wakefield and Alex Weisman. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Announces Special Presentation Of I Wish You Love
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2011

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, announces a special presentation of I Wish You Love in the 2011-2012 season. Due to popular demand, 16 performances will be staged at Penumbra Theatre November 18 - December 4, 2011 (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith Leads Rattlestick's HORSEDREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of HORSEDREAMS, a new play written by and featuring award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dael Orlandersmith. (more...)

Voting Begins for 2011 BWW Chicago Awards!
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 10, 2011

Today, BroadwayWorld.com is announcing the nominees for the 2011 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Representatives of 67 different theater productions, which played at 40 different Chicagoland theaters, are nominated in the 25 categories for the second annual Awards. As these are the only Theater Fan Choice Awards for the internationally known Chicago theater scene, the nominees rightly come from both Equity and Non-Equity theater companies, and from the worlds of plays, musicals, revues and touring shows. (more...)

A WALK ON PART Transfers to The Arts Theatre 19 June to 14 July - John Hodgkinson to Reprise Chris Mullin Role
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Live Theatre and Soho Theatre have announced that following its critically acclaimed sell-out double run at Live Theatre, Newcastle and Soho Theatre, A WALK ON PART: THE FALL OF NEW LABOUR will transfer to the Arts Theatre in London's West End, with John Hodgkinson reprising his highly acclaimed role as Chris Mullin, from Tuesday 19 June to Saturday 14 July. Opening night is Tuesday 26 June, 7.30pm. (more...)

Shaw Fest's PRESENT LAUGHTER Begins Previews Today, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell previously announced the casting and creative teams for the three plays featured next season on The Shaw's Festival Theatre stage. In making the announcement, Ms. Maxwell noted: 'I am so inspired by the range of talent we've assembled to make up our 2012 Ensemble. This extraordinary group of artists will bring to life the vivid contemporary ideas of each and every playwright whose work we are proudly presenting.' (more...)

PBS Kids Go! Web Series OH NOAH! to Offer New Video and Games
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2012

OH NOAH!, the fun and funny PBS KIDS GO! web series (pbskidsgo.org/noah) formerly known as Noah Comprende, is rolling out an impressive line-up of new animated interactive videos and games that introduce kids to Spanish. (more...)

Joe Caffrey Joins Cast of West End-Bound A WALK ON PART
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

Live Theatre and Soho Theatre are delighted to announce the full cast for the West End transfer of A WALK ON PART including one of Britain's leading female comedians Andi Osho, who will be joined by returning cast members John Hodgkinson, Hywel Morgan and Tracey Gillman plus previously announced new cast member Joe Caffrey. (more...)

Special Jeff Award will Honor Theater at the Lake at June Non-Equity Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

In honor of Theater on the Lake's 60th anniversary in June 2012, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee will bestow a Special Award to the Theater for its commitment to presenting a cross section of Chicago's diverse theater scene, in its facility on the lakefront. (more...)

Keith Bartlett to Join WICKED as The Wizard from July
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012

Wicked, the hit musical now in its sixth year at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, will welcome Keith Bartlett to the role of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from Monday 30 July. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI in Chichester, Beg. June 29
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Keith Baxter, Michael Feast, William Gaunt, Joe McGann and Lizzie McInnerny are among those confirmed to appear alongside Henry Goodman in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, during Festival 2012. (more...)

Nominee Reactions: John Lithgow for THE COLUMNIST - 'Taking the Cast out for Drinks...and They're Big Drinkers!'
by BWW - May 1, 2012

'I'm feeling pretty high right now- it's wonderful! I'm so happy for the production and all of the people in the cast even though they weren't recognized. I feel like the play is getting some important recognition because of this. My publicist Mandy called me on the phone to give me the news this morning. I chose not watch the TV. I've done that before and it makes me a nervous wreck- it seems that 'L' comes too late in the alphabet for that. I have to do the show tonight and then I'm taking the cast out for drinks- and trust me, they're big drinkers!' (more...)

PTC Presents LAUGHING STOCK by Charles Morey, 3/23-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Laughing Stock, written by PTC Artistic Director Charles Morey, March 23 - April 7, 2012. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, James Black and More Set for Alley Theatre's THE SEAFARER, 4/6-4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the Conor McPherson's THE SEAFARER. The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson and directed by Gregory Boyd, begins previews Friday April 6, opens Wednesday April 11 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2012 on the Hubbard Stage. Tickets start at $25 and are available for purchase at www.alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713.220.5700. Groups of 10 or more can receive special concierge services and select discounts by calling 713.220.5700 and asking for the group sales department. (more...)

PTC Presents LAUGHING STOCK by Charles Morey, 3/23-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Laughing Stock, written by PTC Artistic Director Charles Morey, March 23 - April 7, 2012. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Sierra Boggess, LaChanze & More Lead PRINCE OF BROADWAY this Fall; First Casting Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound), Sebastian Arcelus (Elf), LaChanze (The Color Purple), Emily Skinner (Side Show), Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!), Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange) and Sierra Boggess (Love Never Dies, The Little Mermaid) will be among the star players in the upcoming Broadway Hal Prince tribute, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, The New York Times reveals. (more...)

Stephen Kunken, Grace Gummer & More Complete Casting for MTC's THE COLUMNIST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced additional casting for the upcoming world premiere of THE COLUMNIST, by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Angela Brown and Ben Crawford to Host Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration, 11/30-12/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announced today that renowned opera star and Indianapolis native Angela Brown will co-host this year's annual holiday production of Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration with noted Broadway actor Ben Crawford, who starred on the Great White Way in Shrek the Musical. Brown will become the first host of Yuletide Celebration who was born and raised in this city. (more...)

Michael Braun et al. Star in Second Stage Theatre's THE BAD GUYS, Opening Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off the 10th anniversary of its Uptown Series with the world premiere of The Bad Guys, written by Alena Smith and directed by Hal Brooks. The Bad Guys will feature Michael Braun (War Horse), Roe Hartrampf (Unnatural Acts), James McMenamin (Suicide, Incorporated), Tobias Segal (The Miracle Worker) and Raviv Ullman (Russian Transport). Opening night is tonight, June 4th. (more...)

Upcoming Theater Book Releases for June 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 1, 2012

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for June 2012. (more...)

Mark Benton Joins The Railway Children at Waterloo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2012

Mark Benton will join the London cast The Railway Children on 3 December to play Perks for the final six weeks of Damian Cruden's Olivier award-winning production at Waterloo Station. (more...)

Jerry Zaks, Carolee Carmello, Patina Miller Join SISTER ACT Talk-Back Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

Jerry Zaks, Carolee Carmello, and Patina Miller are confirmed to appear at SISTER ACT: SONGS AND TALK-BACK WITH THE CAST on Tuesday Jan 24th from 12-1 pm at 92YTribeca. Tickets are from $18. (more...)

STG Announces Kyle Cease & Uhh Yeah Dude
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following concerts going on sale this week. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents INVISIBLE MAN, 1/12-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2012

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the World Premiere of Invisible Man, adapted from Ralph Ellison's novel by Oren Jacoby, and directed by Christopher McElroen. (more...)

Jerry Zaks, Carolee Carmello, Patina Miller Join SISTER ACT Talk-Back, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2012

Jerry Zaks, Carolee Carmello, and Patina Miller are confirmed to appear at SISTER ACT: SONGS AND TALK-BACK WITH THE CAST on Tuesday Jan 24th from 12-1 pm at 92YTribeca. Tickets are from $18. (more...)

Alexis Bledel, Richard Topol & More Lead MTC's REGRETS; Opens Mar. 27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the upcoming world premiere of REGRETS by Matt Charman, directed by Carolyn Cantor. (more...)

Boyd Gaines & Magaret Colin Join John Lithgow in MTC's THE COLUMNIST this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced that two time Drama Desk Award nominee Margaret Colin ("Gossip Girl," MTC's Defiance) and four time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, Contact) will join Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow in the cast of the world premiere of THE COLUMNIST by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 1st Annual Beat Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

The Chicago Theater Beat (formerly the Chicago Theater Blog) today announced the nominees for the 1st Annual Chicago Theater Critics' Beat Awards. The Beat Awards provide an opportunity for Chicago's critics to give recognition to outstanding achievements in Chicago's theatre community and the artists involved. (more...)

Tom Atkins Leads Pittsburgh CLO┬'s A Musical Christmas Carol 12/8-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2011

The 20th annual production of Pittsburgh CLO's A Musical Christmas Carol will feature an exceptional cast of exciting new faces and returning favorites, led by Pittsburgh's own Tom Atkins as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Railway Children at Waterloo Station Ends Run
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2011

Mark Benton joins the London cast of The Railway Children on 3 December to play Perks for the final six weeks of Damian Cruden's Olivier award-winning production at Waterloo Station. The last ever London performance in the specially created 1000 seat space in the old Eurostar Terminal at Waterloo Station will be on 8 January 2012 as previously announced. (more...)

BWW Chicago Awards Update 12/5 - Have You Voted?
by BWW - Dec 5, 2011

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Chicago Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday December 05, 2011. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Accepting Submissions for 16th Annual National Latino Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2011

The National Latino Playwriting Award was established by Arizona Theatre Company sixteen years ago under the leadership of Playwright-In-Residence Elaine Romero to create a greater awareness of the work being done by Latino playwrights. It has honored many of the nation's leading Latino voices and the chosen plays have had a string of successes across the nation. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Announces Special Presentation Of I Wish You Love
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2011

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, announces a special presentation of I Wish You Love in the 2011-2012 season. Due to popular demand, 16 performances will be staged at Penumbra Theatre November 18 - December 4, 2011 (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces Their 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2011

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell officially announced the playbill for the Shaw Festival's 51st season today. (more...)

Mark Benton to Join THE RAILWAY CHILDREN in December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2011

Mark Benton will join the London cast The Railway Children on 3 December to play Perks for the final six weeks of Damian Cruden's Olivier award-winning production at Waterloo Station. Since it's opening Cruden's production has now been seen by almost 400,000 people. The final London performance, in the specially created 1000 seat space in the old Eurostar Terminal at Waterloo Station, will be on 8 January 2012. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents INVISIBLE MAN, 1/12-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the World Premiere of Invisible Man, adapted from Ralph Ellison's novel by Oren Jacoby, and directed by Christopher McElroen. (more...)

Review - Bonnie and Clyde & The Man Who Came To Dinner
by Ben Peltz - Dec 13, 2011

The new musical inspired by the careers of Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow begins with stars Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes, as the infamous title duo, sitting dead from multiple bullet wounds in the front seat of a Ford.  I resisted the temptation to give them entrance applause. (more...)

WARNING: EXPLICIT MATERIAL Opens At Ensemble Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2011

WARNING: EXPLICIT MATERIAL- A play in one act by Geoffrey Atherden comes to The Ensemble Theater. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith Leads Rattlestick's HORSEDREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of HORSEDREAMS, a new play written by and featuring award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dael Orlandersmith. (more...)

Ahmed Ahmed, Ron Pearson and Roz Browne Set for Laugh Factory Las Vegas This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

The legendary Laugh Factory Las Vegas at the New Tropicana Las Vegas today announced this week's comedy lineup. (more...)

PTC Presents LAUGHING STOCK by Charles Morey, 3/23-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Laughing Stock, written by PTC Artistic Director Charles Morey, March 23 - April 7, 2012. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, James Black and More Set for Alley Theatre's THE SEAFARER, 4/6-4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the Conor McPherson's THE SEAFARER. The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson and directed by Gregory Boyd, begins previews Friday April 6, opens Wednesday April 11 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2012 on the Hubbard Stage. Tickets start at $25 and are available for purchase at www.alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713.220.5700. Groups of 10 or more can receive special concierge services and select discounts by calling 713.220.5700 and asking for the group sales department. (more...)

Michael Braun, Roe Hartrampf et al. to Star in Second Stage Theatre's THE BAD GUYS, 6/4; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off the 10th anniversary of its Uptown Series with the world premiere of The Bad Guys, written by Alena Smith and directed by Hal Brooks. The Bad Guys will feature Michael Braun (War Horse), Roe Hartrampf (Unnatural Acts), James McMenamin (Suicide, Incorporated), Tobias Segal (The Miracle Worker) and Raviv Ullman (Russian Transport). Previews begin on May 22nd and opening night is Monday, June 4th. (more...)

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