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Roundabout Welcomes Frank Langella Back to Broadway in MAN AND BOY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella will star as 'Gregor Antonescu' in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy on Broadway, directed by Maria Aitken. (more...)

Secnd Stage to Premiere SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off this summer's Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sex Lives of Our Parents, written by Michael Mitnick. Directed by Davis McCallum, Sex Lives of Our Parents will feature Teddy Bergmann (Peter and the Starcatcher), Lisa Emery (Far East), Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins), Virginia Kull (Dividing the Estate), Ben Rappaport (NBC's 'Outsourced') and Mark Zeisler (Second Stage Theatre's Eurydice). Previews begin on June 7th and opening night is Wednesday, June 22 (more...)

Bergman, Emery et al. Lead SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off this summer's Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sex Lives of Our Parents, written by Michael Mitnick. Directed by Davis McCallum, Sex Lives of Our Parents will feature Teddy Bergman (Peter and the Starcatcher), Lisa Emery (Far East), Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins), Virginia Kull (Dividing the Estate), Ben Rappaport (NBC's 'Outsourced') and Mark Zeisler (Second Stage Theatre's Eurydice). Previews begin on June 7th and opening night is Wednesday, June 22. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Costume Design of a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Scenic Design of a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

Allison Janney on Board for LIBERAL ARTS Film
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Allison Janney has just joined the cast of Josh Radnor's 'Liberal Arts' film. Janney joins the previously announced Elizabeth Reaser and Richard Jenkins in the movie, which begins filming this summer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kimball, Banes & More Lead Project Shaw's YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2011

Gingold Theatrical Group - which made history as the first company ever to present every play (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches) written by George Bernard Shaw - presented the witty and whimsical classic comedy YOU NEVER CAN TELL last night, May 23 at The Players Club. David Staller produced and directed. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Artist's Rep Presents a New Adaptation of Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Closes 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Artists Rep is pleased to present the World Premiere of Richard Kramer's striking new adaptation of one of literature's most-read and referenced plays, The Cherry Orchard. Peer into an avant-garde interpretation of this classic Chekhov story that takes on a magical quality as a family grapples with the impending foreclosure of their estate. The production will close on May 22, 2011. (more...)

Marsha Mason and Paxton Whitehead Lead WCP's THE CIRCLE June 7-25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2011

Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason and Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award nominee Paxton Whitehead will head the cast of Westport Country Playhouse's scintillating comedy of manners, "The Circle," written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Nicholas Martin, playing June 7 - 25. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for PRIVATE LIVES at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Casting has been announced for The Laguna Playhouse's production of Noël Coward's celebrated comedy, Private Lives that runs March 15 - April 10, 2011. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, the cast for Private Lives features Julie Granata as Amanda, Joseph Fuqua as Elyot, Winslow Corbett as Sybil, and Matthew Floyd Miller as Victor. (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...)

Artist's Rep Presents a New Adaptation of Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 4/17-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Artists Rep is pleased to present the World Premiere of Richard Kramer's striking new adaptation of one of literature's most-read and referenced plays, The Cherry Orchard. Peer into an avant-garde interpretation of this classic Chekhov story that takes on a magical quality as a family grapples with the impending foreclosure of their estate. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for the World Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, a new play by five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan (author/performer of She Stoops to Comedy, performer in The Wax and director of Kate's Diary, all at PH; Coraline; Some Men; The Argument; The Myopia; The Boys in the Band). (more...)

Classic Noel Coward Comedy 'Blithe Spirit' Performed At Gulfshore Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Mar 28, 2011

This funny and stylish comedy from Noel Coward, the author of Private Lives and Hay Fever, is the story of a cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, who is re-married but haunted - literally - by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. When a 'happy medium', one Madame Arcati, conjures up the specter of his former spouse, all the personalities, worldly and otherwise, clash with rib tickling results. (more...)

Annie Golden, Sarah Rice, et al. Set for SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Following eleven sold out shows, The Laurie Beechman Theatre will continue their hit series, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, for a twelfth installment, Monday, March 28 at 7pm. Included in the cast are an array of Broadway and cabaret alums, including Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel), Christina Bianco (Drama Desk nominee, Forbidden Broadway), Eric Michael Gillett (Kiss Me, Kate, Sweet Smell of Success), Steve Ross (Present Laughter), Steven Lutvak (Kleban & Larson award-winner) and Alysha Umphress (American Idiot). We're also pleased to welcome back three very special guests, all of whom created roles in Sondheim musicals: Annie Golden (Assassins), Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music) and Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd). Recently, Sondheim Unplugged received the 2011 Bistro Award for Outstanding Cabaret Series. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for PRIVATE LIVES at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Casting has been announced for The Laguna Playhouse's production of Noël Coward's celebrated comedy, Private Lives that runs March 15 - April 10, 2011. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, the cast for Private Lives features Julie Granata as Amanda, Joseph Fuqua as Elyot, Winslow Corbett as Sybil, and Matthew Floyd Miller as Victor. (more...)

Cody Nickell, et al. to Star in Gulfshore's BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Gulfshore Playhouse is closing their fabulous fifth mainstage season with the Noel Coward comedy Blithe Spirit. This production will run April 8 through 23, with a preview performance April 7. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Produces BILL W AND DR. BOB, Opens 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Making its Midwest premiere in the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W. and Dr. Bob is an inspirational, gripping and timely story about the men and their wives whose relationships pioneered the beginning of Alcoholics Anonymous and the creation of Al-Anon. (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...)

West Coast Players Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Closes 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Laughter On The 23rd Floor plays West Coast Players, Written by Neil Simon (more...)

Wolfe, Birdsong Lead ARMISTEAD MAUPIN'S TALES OF THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2011

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announces that Tony Award winner and A.C.T. favorite Judy Kaye (Mamma Mia!, Ragtime, Phantom of the Opera, On the Twentieth Century on Broadway; Sweeney Todd and Souvenir at A.C.T.) will be taking on the iconic role of Anna Madrigal in the world premiere production of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Allison Janney Sings on MR. SUNSHINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2011

On last night's episode of ABC's 'Mr. Sunshine', stage and screen star Allison Janney sang 'A Song For You' with her ex-husband (Played by James Taylor). (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Offers $5 Online Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) is now accepting entries today, Wednesday, March 16, for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the World Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE. (more...)

Annie Golden, Sarah Rice, et al. Set for SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011

Following eleven sold out shows, The Laurie Beechman Theatre will continue their hit series, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, for a twelfth installment, Monday, March 28 at 7pm. Included in the cast are an array of Broadway and cabaret alums, including Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel), Christina Bianco (Drama Desk nominee, Forbidden Broadway), Eric Michael Gillett (Kiss Me, Kate, Sweet Smell of Success), Steve Ross (Present Laughter), Steven Lutvak (Kleban & Larson award-winner) and Alysha Umphress (American Idiot). We're also pleased to welcome back three very special guests, all of whom created roles in Sondheim musicals: Annie Golden (Assassins), Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music) and Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd). Recently, Sondheim Unplugged received the 2011 Bistro Award for Outstanding Cabaret Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Almeida Theatre's THE KNOT OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Michael Attenborough will direct Kieran Bew (Man) Abigail Cruttenden (Angela), Lisa Dillon (Lucy) Margot Leicester (Barbara) and Sophie Stanton (Marina) in the world premiere of David Eldridge's The Knot of the Heart which will run at the Almeida from 10 March - 30 April, with press night on 17 March 2011. The Knot of the Heart is designed by Peter McKintosh with lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound and music by Dan Jones. (more...)

Tomei, Whaley Lead New Group's MARIE AND BRUCE 3/14-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

The New Group proudly presents the first major New York revival of Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce in a limited Off-Broadway engagement March 14 - May 7. (more...)

Tomei, Whaley Lead New Group's MARIE AND BRUCE 3/14-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

The New Group proudly presents the first major New York revival of Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce in a limited Off-Broadway engagement March 14 - May 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Westport Country Playhouse's THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason and Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award nominee Paxton Whitehead will head the cast of Westport Country Playhouse's scintillating comedy of manners, 'The Circle,' written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Nicholas Martin, playing June 7 - 25. 'The Circle,' the second production in The Playhouse's 80th birthday year, is considered Maugham's wittiest play, a seamless blend of romance and repartee. (more...)

Marsha Mason and Paxton Whitehead Lead WCP's THE CIRCLE June 7-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason and Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award nominee Paxton Whitehead will head the cast of Westport Country Playhouse's scintillating comedy of manners, "The Circle," written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Nicholas Martin, playing June 7 - 25. (more...)

Westport Playhouse Presents THE CIRCLE, 6/7 - 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

From an informative talk by a guest speaker to party nights and an afternoon tea, Westport Country Playhouse will offer a myriad of special events and opportunities surrounding its production of the scintillating comedy of manners, 'The Circle,' written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Nicholas Martin, playing June 7 - 25. (more...)

Nicholas Martin to Direct Maugham's The Circle At Westport Country Playhouse In 2011
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

Nicholas Martin, artistic director of Williamstown Theatre Festival, will direct W. Somerset Maugham's scintillating comedy of manners, 'The Circle,' June 7 - June 25, 2011, at Westport Country, announced Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. (more...)

Finborough Theater Presents THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

The long overdue London premiere of the Broadway musical The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, directed by acclaimed West End and RSC director Ian Judge, and designed by three time Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild, opens for a four week limited season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 7 June 2011 (Press Night: Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 7.30pm). (more...)

New York Public Library to Host Noël Coward Exhibition in 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and the Noël Coward Foundation are delighted to announce that Star Quality: The World of Noël Coward, a major exhibition focusing on Coward as playwright; composer; director; stage, screen, and cabaret performer; and, international celebrity, will run March 12th to June 9th, 2012 in the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

New York Public Library to Launch Noel Coward Exhibit in 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and the Noël Coward Foundation are delighted to announce that Star Quality: The World of Noël Coward, a major exhibition focusing on Coward as playwright; composer; director; stage, screen, and cabaret performer; and, international celebrity, will run March 12th to June 9th, 2012 in the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Westport Playhouse Presents THE CIRCLE, 6/7 - 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2011

From an informative talk by a guest speaker to party nights and an afternoon tea, Westport Country Playhouse will offer a myriad of special events and opportunities surrounding its production of the scintillating comedy of manners, 'The Circle,' written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Nicholas Martin, playing June 7 - 25. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner Win 'Best Costume Design of a Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Produces BILL W AND DR. BOB, Opens 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

Making its Midwest premiere in the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W. and Dr. Bob is an inspirational, gripping and timely story about the men and their wives whose relationships pioneered the beginning of Alcoholics Anonymous and the creation of Al-Anon. (more...)

Classic Noel Coward Comedy 'Blithe Spirit' Performed At Gulfshore Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Apr 8, 2011

This funny and stylish comedy from Noel Coward, the author of Private Lives and Hay Fever, is the story of a cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, who is re-married but haunted - literally - by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. When a 'happy medium', one Madame Arcati, conjures up the specter of his former spouse, all the personalities, worldly and otherwise, clash with rib tickling results. (more...)

Mariann Mayberry Replaces Mary Shultz in Playwrights Horizons' GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

The Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) World Premiere production of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, a new play by five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan (author/performer of She Stoops to Comedy, performer in The Wax and director of Kate's Diary, all at PH; Coraline; Some Men; The Argument; The Myopia; The Boys in the Band) is set to open Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Frank Langella Headed Back to Broadway in MAN AND BOY?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Michael Riedel reports in The New York Post today that Frank Langella will return to Broadway next season in MAN AND BOY, a 'long-forgotten but all too-topical play about a corrupt financier.' Langella took part in a staged reading of the show, which is aiming to play at the American Airlines Theatre in the fall. (more...)

Artist's Rep Presents a New Adaptation of Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 4/17-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Artists Rep is pleased to present the World Premiere of Richard Kramer's striking new adaptation of one of literature's most-read and referenced plays, The Cherry Orchard. Peer into an avant-garde interpretation of this classic Chekhov story that takes on a magical quality as a family grapples with the impending foreclosure of their estate. (more...)

Hammond, Burns Lead Engeman Theater's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce the creative team for their upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Burns, Grove & More in Engeman Theater's GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater began previews for GUYS AND DOLLS last night, Thursday, April 14, 2011 and opene tomorrow, April 16, 2011. The production will run through June 19, 2011. (more...)

Peter Flynn, Marcos Santana, Andrea Burns, Jessica Grove Star in Engeman's GUYS AND DOLLS; Performances Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce the creative team for their upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS. Previews begin on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., officially opening on April 16, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. and running through June 19, 2011. (more...)

Finborough Theater Presents THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

The long overdue London premiere of the Broadway musical The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, directed by acclaimed West End and RSC director Ian Judge, and designed by three time Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild, opens for a four week limited season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 7 June 2011 (Press Night: Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Playwrights Horizon Presents GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 4/12 - 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2011

The Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, a new play by five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan (author/performer of She Stoops to Comedy, performer in The Wax and director of Kate's Diary, all at PH; Coraline; Some Men; The Argument; The Myopia; The Boys in the Band) is set to open Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (more...)

Photo Flash: Mariann Mayberry in GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2011

The Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) World Premiere production of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, a new play by five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan (author/performer of She Stoops to Comedy, performer in The Wax and director of Kate's Diary, all at PH; Coraline; Some Men; The Argument; The Myopia; The Boys in the Band) is set to open Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

EDUCATING RITA Plays Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2011

Huntington Theatre Company kicks off its spring of comedy with Educating Rita by Willy Russell (Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers), welcoming back celebrated British director Maria Aitken. (more...)

Peter Flynn, Marcos Santana, Andrea Burns, Jessica Grove Set for Engeman's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce the creative team for their upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS. Previews begin on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., officially opening on April 16, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. and running through June 19, 2011. (more...)

Hammond, Burns Lead Engeman Theater's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce the creative team for their upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS. (more...)

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