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Works by DiPietro, Bryan, Rebeck, Logan & More Play Alley Theater in 2011-2012
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced that the Alley Theatre's 65th Season beginning in September 2011 will include two world premieres, Elizabeth Egloff's epic play Ether Dome and Theresa Rebeck's black comedy What We're Up Against, (the latter in a rolling world premiere that includes theatres in San Francisco and Chicago), and the Outer Critics Circle Award-winning rock musical The Toxic Avenger by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, winners of last year's Best Musical Tony Award for Memphis. (more...)

Colony Theatre Presents YEAR ZERO, Previews June 1
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its 37th season of shows - its first ever with six productions instead of five. (more...)

SCOTTSBORO BOYS Among Highlights of A.C.T.'s 2011 - 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced the complete lineup and dates for the company's 45th subscription season today. The final show of the subscription season will be the acclaimed musical The Scottsboro Boys, which just received 12 Tony Award nominations (more...)

Joyce DeWitt Takes Title Role In MISS ABIGAIL 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, the company of the hit Off-Broadway comedy MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, AND MARRIAGE! is pleased to welcome 'Three's Company' star Joyce DeWitt in the title role. (more...)

Joyce DeWitt Takes Title Role In MISS ABIGAIL 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, the company of the hit Off-Broadway comedy MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, AND MARRIAGE! is pleased to welcome 'Three's Company' star Joyce DeWitt in the title role. (more...)

Colony Theatre Presents YEAR ZERO, Previews June 1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its 37th season of shows - its first ever with six productions instead of five. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joyce DeWitt Joins MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, the company of the hit Off-Broadway comedy Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage! is pleased to welcome 'Three's Company' star Joyce DeWitt in the title role. (more...)

Colony Theatre Presents YEAR ZERO, Opens 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its 37th season of shows - its first ever with six productions instead of five. The production is the West Coast Premiere of YEAR ZERO, written by Michael Golamco and directed by David Rose. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Pygmalion
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2011

A unique masterpiece, Pygmalion is one of Bernard Shaw's most popular plays. (more...)

On the LINE: Erin Spencer from Keeton Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2011

Director Kate Adams-Johnson, aka Nashville's busiest choreographer, is putting yet another cast through the paces in preparation for another opening night. But this time, she's serious. Very serious. The show, you see, is every dancer's favorite musical: A Chorus Line. Kate's cast is a blending of familiar faces and newcomers and so over the next few weeks, you'll get to know the members of The Keeton Theatre's cast - as you'll see, some of them have much to learn about being interviewed by 'Nashville's favorite theater critic.' Next up is Erin Spencer...who should know the drill by now... (more...)

Photo Flash: Miller. Purefoy, et al. in FLARE PATH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Sienna Miller, James Purefoy and Sheridan Smith lead the cast in Terence Rattigan's Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, directed by Trevor Nunn. Set and costumes are by Stephen Brimson Lewis with light by Paul Pyant, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Jack James. Flare Path is produced by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Theatre Royal Haymarket Company, Act Productions Ltd and Tom McKitterick. (more...)

Halston, McGlone, Smaldone Join Broadway's Next Hit Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2011

The MAC award-winning, super-fancy mock award show, Broadway's Next H!T Musical is thrilled to welcome celebrity guests Julie Halston, Michael McGlone, Valerie Smaldone and Sussie Mosher to the BNHM stage during the month of March at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street), tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting www.SmartTix.com (more...)

Hal Holbrook Returns to Bass Hall, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2011

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly welcomes Hal Holbrook in 'Mark Twain Tonight' back to Bass Performance Hall on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33-$55 and are on sale NOW! (more...)

EARTh Presents Paddy Chayefsky┬'s Gideon April 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

It is 1100 BC, in the hill country of Manasseh, west of the Jordan River in Biblical Palestine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons' KIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) continues its current 40th Anniversary 2010/2011 Season with KIN. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nathan Lane Returns to MODERN FAMILY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2011

After guest role on 'Modern Family' last fall, Nathan Lane will reprise his role as Cameron and Mitchell's flamboyant partying friend, Pepper, in the March 23 episode according to Zap2it.com. This time, Mitch [Jesse Tyler Ferguson] and Cam [Eric Stonestreet] go out for a boys night with Pepper and a bunch of their other gay friends. Check out a clip from the episode below! (more...)

Gotham Stage Company Announces SPRINGboard Reading Series, Opens 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

Off-Broadway's Gotham Stage Company is announcing the launch of their SPRINGboard Reading Series to run this April through June at Greenwich Village's historic Players Theatre. (more...)

Hal Holbrook Returns to Bass Hall, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly welcomes Hal Holbrook in 'Mark Twain Tonight' back to Bass Performance Hall on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33-$55 and are on sale NOW! (more...)

Julie Halston Hosts BROADWAY'S NEXT HIT MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011

The Oscars have been handed out and the Tony Awards are still months away, in an effort to cure the Awards Show Blues, The MACaward-winning, super-fancy mock award show, Broadway's Next H!T Musical is filling that void with a new award show each week. During the month of March BNHM is thrilled to welcome celebrity guests Julie Halston, Michael McGlone, Valerie Smaldone and Sussie Mosher to the BNHM stage during the month of March at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street), tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting www.SmartTix.com (more...)

American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Dynamic writing duo Edna Ferber (the author of Show Boat) and George S. Kaufman (coauthor of The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can't Take It with You, and other hit comedies) brought high comedy and laughter to American audiences in the 1930s with their witty, stylish hits Stage Door, The Royal Family, and Dinner at Eight. Stage Door was a huge Broadway success in 1936 at the Music Box Theatre (staged by Kaufman) and was made into a star-studded Hollywood movie featuring a young Katherine Hepburn. The play, however, is rarely done in modern times because of the large cast. A magnificent vehicle for theatre actresses, Stage Door is the kind of seldom-produced classic comedy that The American Century Theater was created to produce-and will be presenting in April of 2011. (more...)

Colony Theatre Presents YEAR ZERO, Opens 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2011

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its 37th season of shows - its first ever with six productions instead of five. The production is the West Coast Premiere of YEAR ZERO, written by Michael Golamco and directed by David Rose. (more...)

Colony Theatre Presents YEAR ZERO, Previews June 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2011

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its 37th season of shows - its first ever with six productions instead of five. (more...)

Julie Halston Returns to Birdland July 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

Jim Caruso is proud to announce that Broadway and television personality JULIE HALSTON will appear at Birdland (315 West 44th Street, NYC) on Monday, July 11 at 7pm. (more...)

2011 Luminary Award To Be Presented to Charles Busch June 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, is pleased to recognize Charles Busch with the 2011 Innovative Theatre Luminary Award at their benefit CABARETION 2.0! (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Opens 20th Season With SOUTH PACIFIC, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2011

For the first time, an actor will arrive direct from a Broadway production to appear in the same role on the PSF main stage: William Michals, who played Emile de Becque in South Pacific at Lincoln Center will perform the role in PSF's production. (more...)

Innovative Theatre Foundation Celebrates Charles Busch June 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2011

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, is pleased to recognize Charles Busch with the 2011 Innovative Theatre Luminary Award at their benefit CABARETION 2.0! (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Opens 20th Season with South Pacific
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2011

The opening production of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 20th season, South Pacific, features several historic firsts (more...)

James Purefoy, Sheridan Smith & Sienna Miller to Star in Nunn-Directed FLARE PATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2011

James Purefoy and Sheridan Smith will join Sienna Miller in Terence Rattigan's Flare Path, directed by Trevor Nunn at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Opening on 10 March 2011 with previews from 4 March 2011 Flare Path is booking until 4 June 2011. Set and costumes are by Stephen Brimson Lewis. Flare Path is produced by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Tom McKitterick and the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company in association with Act Productions Ltd. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2011

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 Season with MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS, a powerful and compelling drama by Athol Fugard which begins previews February 9 at Rubicon's intimate 195-seat home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. Set in the 1950s, MASTER HAROLD is the story of an adolescent white South African torn between his relationship with the black waiters who have befriended and cared for him, and the principles instilled in him by his father, an injured war veteran who is alternately absent and abusive. Recipient of the New York Drama Desk Award and London's Evening Standard for Best Play, this gripping drama has much to say about how racism can be passed from one generation to the next. Directed by Rubicon Associate Producer BRIAN McDONALD, the production features DANIEL STEWART, ANTHONY (TONY) HANEY and CHRIS MADDOX. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nathan Lane Visits Letterman!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2011

Tony-Award winning performer Nathan Lane visited 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Jan. 21. Click below to check out his segment. (more...)

The Man Who Came to Dinner Opens at Laurel Mill Playhouse 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Laurel Mill Playhouse, located at 508 Main Street in historic Laurel, MD., presents The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Return to MODERN FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2011

After guest role on 'Modern Family' last fall, Nathan Lane will reprise his role as Cameron and Mitchell's flamboyant partying friend, Pepper, in an upcoming spring episode according to TV Guide. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Presents reasons to be pretty, Previews 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

Profiles Theatre continues its 2010-2011 Season with reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute, directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Rick Snyder. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Co Presents MASTER HAROLD┬ůAND THE BOYS, Previews 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 Season with MASTER HAROLD┬ůAND THE BOYS, a powerful and compelling drama by Athol Fugard which begins previews February 9 at Rubicon's intimate 195-seat home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 Season with MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS, a powerful and compelling drama by Athol Fugard which begins previews February 9 at Rubicon's intimate 195-seat home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. Set in the 1950s, MASTER HAROLD is the story of an adolescent white South African torn between his relationship with the black waiters who have befriended and cared for him, and the principles instilled in him by his father, an injured war veteran who is alternately absent and abusive. Recipient of the New York Drama Desk Award and London's Evening Standard for Best Play, this gripping drama has much to say about how racism can be passed from one generation to the next. Directed by Rubicon Associate Producer BRIAN McDONALD, the production features DANIEL STEWART, ANTHONY (TONY) HANEY and CHRIS MADDOX. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for August: Osage County
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

Starting this month on the Hubbard stage is the Alley Theatre's powerful new production of Tracy's Lett's August: Osage County. (more...)

The Man Who Came to Dinner Opens at Laurel Mill Playhouse 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Laurel Mill Playhouse, located at 508 Main Street in historic Laurel, MD., presents The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman. (more...)

Gemignani, Zien, Parker & More Join Murphy in Roundabout's PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE; Additional Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Tracy Aron, announces additional casting for the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICUTRE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. (more...)

KIN at Playwrights Horizons Begins Previews Tonight, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional details for its current 40th Anniversary 2010/2011 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alley Theatre's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2011

Starting this month on the Hubbard stage is the Alley Theatre's powerful new production of Tracy's Lett's August: Osage County. This grand, gripping new play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play as well as the Drama Desk Award for Best New Play, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play. Tracy Letts' August: Osage County tells the story of the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their Oklahoma home when the patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the center of this storm. This powerful production exposes relationships between unforgettable characters who present themselves with unflinching honesty. Recommended for mature audience, ages 16+. Contains profanity, mature themes, sexuality and drug use. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Plays Alley Theatre, 2/23-3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2011

Starting this month on the Hubbard stage is the Alley Theatre's powerful new production of Tracy's Lett's August: Osage County. (more...)

Roundabout Completes Cast for Murphy Led PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Tracy Aron, announces the complete cast for the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. (more...)

Meet the Cast of ARCADIA Day 7: Byron Jennings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2011

BroadwayWorld presents the cast of the Broadway revival of ARCADIA! Today we feature Byron Jennings, who stars as Richard Noakes. Learn all about him here... (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2011

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 Season with MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS, a powerful and compelling drama by Athol Fugard which begins previews February 9 at Rubicon's intimate 195-seat home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. Set in the 1950s, MASTER HAROLD is the story of an adolescent white South African torn between his relationship with the black waiters who have befriended and cared for him, and the principles instilled in him by his father, an injured war veteran who is alternately absent and abusive. Recipient of the New York Drama Desk Award and London's Evening Standard for Best Play, this gripping drama has much to say about how racism can be passed from one generation to the next. Directed by Rubicon Associate Producer BRIAN McDONALD, the production features DANIEL STEWART, ANTHONY (TONY) HANEY and CHRIS MADDOX. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2011

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 Season with MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS, a powerful and compelling drama by Athol Fugard which begins previews February 9 at Rubicon's intimate 195-seat home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. Set in the 1950s, MASTER HAROLD is the story of an adolescent white South African torn between his relationship with the black waiters who have befriended and cared for him, and the principles instilled in him by his father, an injured war veteran who is alternately absent and abusive. Recipient of the New York Drama Desk Award and London's Evening Standard for Best Play, this gripping drama has much to say about how racism can be passed from one generation to the next. Directed by Rubicon Associate Producer BRIAN McDONALD, the production features DANIEL STEWART, ANTHONY (TONY) HANEY and CHRIS MADDOX. (more...)

Gotham Stage Company┬'s Thanksgiving To Be Held At The Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

Cassie Beck (The Drunken City), Sherman Howard (All My Sons) and Armando Riesco (Four) have been confirmed to lead the cast of Gotham Stage Company's reading of Sara Farrington's Thanksgiving. (more...)

American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

Dynamic writing duo Edna Ferber (the author of Show Boat) and George S. Kaufman (coauthor of The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can't Take It with You, and other hit comedies) brought high comedy and laughter to American audiences in the 1930s with their witty, stylish hits Stage Door, The Royal Family, and Dinner at Eight. Stage Door was a huge Broadway success in 1936 at the Music Box Theatre (staged by Kaufman) and was made into a star-studded Hollywood movie featuring a young Katherine Hepburn. The play, however, is rarely done in modern times because of the large cast. A magnificent vehicle for theatre actresses, Stage Door is the kind of seldom-produced classic comedy that The American Century Theater was created to produce-and will be presenting in April of 2011. (more...)

EARTh Presents Paddy Chayefsky┬'s Gideon April 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

It is 1100 BC, in the hill country of Manasseh, west of the Jordan River in Biblical Palestine. (more...)

Gotham Stage Company┬'s Thanksgiving To Be Held At The Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

Cassie Beck (The Drunken City), Sherman Howard (All My Sons) and Armando Riesco (Four) have been confirmed to lead the cast of Gotham Stage Company's reading of Sara Farrington's Thanksgiving. (more...)

Gotham Stage Company Announces SPRINGboard Reading Series, Opens 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

Off-Broadway's Gotham Stage Company is announcing the launch of their SPRINGboard Reading Series to run this April through June at Greenwich Village's historic Players Theatre. (more...)

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