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Michele Lee, John Lloyd Young and More Slated for Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned the lineup for Barbara Cook's Spotlight series, ready for its ninth season at the Kennedy Center this year.  (more...)

THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE: A LOVE STORY to Open 9/26 at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. This critically acclaimed production first premiered in 2006 and has sold out all four of its previous productions. The riveting tale of life and death, love and heartbreak begins previews tonight, September 23, for a regular run September 26 through November 1, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Mounts a Brilliant, Must-See Production of DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 21, 2015

Palm Desert's Desert Theatreworks has mounted a must-see production of Sarah Ruhl's edgy, comedic, metaphysical play, DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE.The director has created such a visual and musical feast that it doesn't matter if anyone understands the story, any more than it does with a ballet. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Returns to Seacoast Repertory Theater, 10/2-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Theater audiences have an extra reason to see the Seacoast Repertory Theater's upcoming production of 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.' They chose the play. (more...)

Farah Alvin and Jarrod Spector Will Lead Reading of DATE OF A LIFETIME Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Producers Michael Alden, George DeMarco, Frank Evans and Jack Lechner announced today that they will present a private reading of the new musical DATE OF A LIFETIME on Thursday, September 17th. Four time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls) serves as Creative Consultant. Date of a Lifetime features a book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Rob Baumgartner, Jr. (more...)

BWW Preview: Desert Theatreworks Will Present the Madcap Dark Comedy DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 15, 2015

Desert Theatreworks (DTW) is presenting Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl's dark, but madcap, romantic comedy, DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE. The play will run from September 18th through the 26th, 2015, at the Arthur Newman Theatre, in the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert. (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW Top Picks for Summer Theater in West Virginia
by Johnna Leary - May 31, 2015

Theaters in West Virginia this summer will offer a not-so-stereotypical "summer season". Many world premiere plays and new shows will debut, while some classic and contemporary musicals are still available in some of the state's professional theaters. Listed below are five of the top picks for live theater shows this summer, but these are only a small offering of the many fantastic performances and live theater seasons occurring in West Virginia. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Tonight at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE PRODUCERS.  Performances begin tonight, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through July 12, 2015. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

As part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Mine is Yours Theatre Company will remount their adventurous 90-minute production of R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, which had a successful preview run last November at Theatre of NOTE. While remaining faithful to Shakespeare's language, R&J transforms Romeo into Romea, Juliet into Julian, Friar Laurence into Sister Laurence, etc., in an extravaganza of gender-swapping that makes this classic love story resonate in an electrifying new way.  (more...)

ROUNDING THIRD Opens 6/3 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to open their summer season on June 3 with Richard Dresser's hilarious and touching comedy Rounding Third. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE PRODUCERS.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through July 12, 2015. (more...)

Amiee Turner and Chris Swan to Star in OSTC's GYPSY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who made her Ocean State Theatre debut as the lone female writer, Carol Wyman, in last season's production of the Neil Simon comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor and audience favorite Christopher Swan, who received rave reviews for his portrayal as the King in OSTC's Inaugural production of The King and I, will be starring opposite one another as Rose and Herbie in OSTC's upcoming summer production of the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Desert Theatreworks' THE MIRACLE WORKER is Worthy of High Praise
by Audrey Liebross - May 11, 2015

Desert Theatreworks has mounted a splendid production of William Gibson's THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Daniela Ryan. The cast turns in performances befitting a professional production. (more...)

A LA CARTE: A FEAST OF NEW PLAYS to Run 4/9-5/2 at Workshop Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Food is a prism to look into love and sex, conflict and life in the six short plays of 'A la Carte: a Feast of New Plays,' to be presented by WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street, from April 9 to May 2. Short works of various genres by Allan Knee, Dana Leslie Goldstein, Laurie Graff, Laura Hirschberg, Gary Giovanetti and Scott C. Sickles will be presented. Leslie Kincaid Burby directs the entire evening. (more...)

Fred Sullivan, Jr. & Joel Kipper Set for OSTC's ROUNDING THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Trinity Repertory Company's Fred Sullivan, Jr., who is enjoying rave reviews in Trinity Rep's current production of A Flea in Her Ear, and Ocean State Theatre Company's Managing Producer, Joel Kipper, who recently made his directing debut with OSTC's The Last Five Years, will be starring opposite one another in OSTC's upcoming summer production of Richard Dresser's comedy Rounding Third. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ROUNDING THIRD at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, opened their summer season on June 3 with Richard Dresser's hilarious and touching comedy Rounding Third. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

ROUNDING THIRD Opens Tonight at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to open their summer season tonight, June 3 with Richard Dresser's hilarious and touching comedy Rounding Third. (more...)

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR to Run 7/10-26 at ActorsNET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Legendary playwright Neil Simon's tribute to his years writing for iconic comedian Sid Caesar's 1950s television show delivers gales of laughs on the Heritage Center stage in Morrisville, PA. Set in the show's writers' room, it's a madcap look inside the antics of the writers whose wit lit up TV screens during the Golden Age of Television. (more...)

GYPSY Opens 7/8 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to continue its summer season with the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy. (more...)

Micah Stock, Emma Myles & More Set for White Heron Theatre's Reading of THE HARVEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company today announced the cast for the reading of Samuel Hunter's new play, The Harvest, July 1 and 2 at 8 pm, at the Dreamland Theatre in Nantucket. The cast includes actors from Orange is the New Black, Ironwood, Mildred Pierce, Boardwalk Empire and the Sopranos not to mention numerous Broadway plays and projects including a Tony nomination for Its Only a Play. (more...)

OSTC Sets Special Father's Day Ticket Offer for ROUNDING THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Looking for a unique gift for Father's Day? Have we got a deal for you! This Father's Day you can hit a Home Run with a special Buy One Get One offer for Ocean State Theatre Company's (OSTC) current production of Rounding Third. When you purchase a full price ticket for the Father's Day performance, (June 21 at 2:00 pm), OSTC will give you a free ticket for Dad AND he'll get a coupon for a free snack at intermission. What a great way to spend time with your Dad! (more...)

BWW Previews: FUNNY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE Has Its California Preview at Desert Theatreworks
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 17, 2015

Desert Theatreworks presents the California premiere of the new romantic comedy FUNNY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE, at the Arthur Newman Theatre, in Palm Desert, beginning June 19, 2015. (more...)

GYPSY Opens Tonight at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to continue its summer season with the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy. (more...)

Amiee Turner and Chris Swan to Star in OSTC's GYPSY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who made her Ocean State Theatre debut as the lone female writer, Carol Wyman, in last season's production of the Neil Simon comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor and audience favorite Christopher Swan, who received rave reviews for his portrayal as the King in OSTC's Inaugural production of The King and I, will be starring opposite one another as Rose and Herbie in OSTC's upcoming summer production of the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ActorsNET's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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New WWII Drama THE REPORT to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

A haunting new world premiere drama, THE REPORT, will be presented August 15 - 28 in the New York International Fringe Festival. Based on the novel by Jessica Francis Kane, THE REPORT is adapted by Martin Casella, whose THE IRISH CURSE earned the Outstanding Playwriting Award in the 2005 FringeNYC and went on to a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway run. The director is Alan Muraoka, whose credits include FALSETTOLAND (NAATCO), KARAOKE STORIES and 'Sesame Street.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 7/26/2015
by BWW - Jul 26, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/26/2015 for West Virginia (more...)

1812 Productions to Present THE SHOPLIFTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

1812 Productions is pleased to begin its 2015-2016 season with Morris Panych's newest comedy, The Shoplifters. The Shoplifters premiered at Arena Stage in 2014. This Philadelphia premiere will be produced as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 7/19/2015
by BWW - Jul 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/19/2015 for West Virginia (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Ocean State Theatre's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to continue its summer season with the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Announces New Play Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, presents Jason Wells's The Engine of Our Ruin for two Signature Staged Readings on July 17 and 18 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Michael Countryman to Lead THE REPORT at NYC Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Barry Goralnick, Sarahbeth Grossman, Craig Zehms in association with Cutting Hedge Productions will present a haunting new world premiere drama, THE REPORT, August 15 - 28 in the New York International Fringe Festival. Based on the novel by Jessica Francis Kane, THE REPORT was adapted by Martin Casella, whose THE IRISH CURSE earned the Outstanding Playwriting Award in the 2005 FringeNYC and went on to a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway run. The show's director is Alan Muraoka whose credits include FALSETTOLAND, KARAOKE STORIES and "Sesame Street." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 7/12/2015
by BWW - Jul 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/12/2015 for West Virginia (more...)

THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE: A LOVE STORY to Open 9/26 at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. (more...)

Haunting New Drama THE REPORT to Conclude FringeNYC Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

THE REPORT, a haunting new drama, will conclude its FringeNYC engagement tomorrow (Friday, August 28). The play opened at the New York International Fringe Festival on August 15th.  (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

Martin Casella's Haunting Drama THE REPORT Plays NY International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

THE REPORT is set to open today (Saturday) in the New York International Fringe Festival. Based on the novel by Jessica Francis Kane, THE REPORT is adapted by Martin Casella, author of The Irish Curse which earned the Outstanding Playwriting Award in the 2005 FringeNYC and went on to a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway run. The director is Alan Muraoka, whose credits include FALSETTOLAND (NAATCO), KARAOKE STORIES and "Sesame Street." (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/13/2015 - SPEED-THE-PLOW in Puerto Rico and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: JALA-LA-PALA -- aka SPEED-THE-PLOW -- starts in the Caribbean! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE REPORT as Part of FringeNYC
by Nora Dominick - Aug 13, 2015

THE REPORT is set to begin performances this Saturday, August 15th at the New York International Fringe Festival. Based on the novel by Jessica Francis Kane, THE REPORT is adapted by Martin Casella, author of THE IRISH CURSE which earned the Outstanding Playwriting Award in the 2005 FringeNYC and went on to a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway run. The director is Alan Muraoka, whose credits include FALSETTOLAND (NAATCO), KARAOKE STORIES and 'Sesame Street.' (more...)

Nathan Lane and Debra Messing to Lead Benefit Readings of Short Plays by Wesley Taylor This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Stage stars Tony winner Nathan Lane and Emmy winner Debra Messing -- an odd pair but a fun choice -- are teaming up for BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

FringeNYC's THE REPORT Set for WBAI's ARTS EXPRESS This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

WBAI Radio's 'Arts Express' will feature a special interview with Martin Casella, author of the upcoming Off-Broadway play THE REPORT, this Thursday, August 13th between 2 & 3 PM. The broadcast can be heard on 99.5 FM or online at www.wbai.org. THE REPORT is being presented August 15 - 28 in the New York International Fringe Festival. Based on the novel by Jessica Francis Kane, THE REPORT is adapted by Casella, whose The Irish Curse earned the Outstanding Playwriting Award in the 2005 FringeNYC and went on to a highly acclaimed Off-Broadway run. The director is Alan Muraoka, whose credits include Falsettoland (NAATCO), Karaoke Stories and "Sesame Street." (more...)

A LA CARTE: A FEAST OF NEW PLAYS Runs Now thru 5/2 at Workshop Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Food is a prism to look into love and sex, conflict and life in the six short plays of 'A la Carte: a Feast of New Plays,' to be presented by WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street, from tonight, April 9 to May 2. Short works of various genres by Allan Knee, Dana Leslie Goldstein, Laurie Graff, Laura Hirschberg, Gary Giovanetti and Scott C. Sickles will be presented. Leslie Kincaid Burby directs the entire evening. (more...)

BWW Previews: Desert Theatreworks' Director Lance Phillips-Martinez Goes For Big Laughs as His Company Rehearses PSYCHO BEACH PARTY.
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 7, 2015

Desert Theatreworks is presenting Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY as its last production of the 2014-15 season. Broadway World sat in on a recent rehearsal, in which director Lance Phillips-Martinez emphasized teaching the cast how to do physical comedy. The production will premiere April 10, 2015, at the Arthur Newman Theatre, in Palm Desert, and will run through April 19th. (more...)

VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane Talks Pre-Fame Career & More on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane stopped by today's 'Live' and shared stories about the odd jobs he had in the beginning of his career. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Larry Alexander Delights in freeFall Theatre's Whimsical HARVEY
by Peter Nason - Apr 13, 2015

There isn't a weak link in this incredible production; every cast member is playing their A-game here, especially that Bay Area godsend, Larry Alexander. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan Lane
by National Theater Institute - Apr 13, 2015

Nathan Lane has created a wide footprint on American stage, film, and television and encompasses the ethos of the Monte Cristo Award - artistic excellence and lifelong commitment to theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Takes Bows with New Cast Members Nathan Lane and T.R. Knight!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Last night, T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane have just joined and rejoined the cast of It's Only A Play, currently playing at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Toasts the Return of Nathan Lane and New Cast Member T.R. Knight!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Last night, T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane joined and rejoined the cast of It's Only A Play, currently playing at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

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