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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...)

Arthur Miller's Classic 'A View From The Bridge' At Gulfshore Playhouse 3/4-3/20
by Beau Higgins - Mar 4, 2011

Arthur Miller's fiercely compelling drama about love, belonging and betrayal, A View from the Bridge centers around Eddie Carbone, an Italian-American longshoreman who lives in Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice and his orphaned 17-year-old niece Catherine. Beatrice's two cousins enter the country illegally seeking a better life in America, and when Catherine falls in love with one of them, Eddie's jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family and his world. (more...)

West Coast Players Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR 3/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011

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

Artist's Rep Presents a New Adaptation of ChekhovÂ'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...)

West Coast Players Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR 3/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

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

Wolfe, Birdsong Lead ARMISTEAD MAUPINÂ'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...)

Main Street Theatre Presents A YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, 1/27-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2011

Joan Didion's dramatic adaptation of her best-selling memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, unfolds, in her words, 'with the nonsequential inexorability of a dream.' The stream of consciousness delivery of this hugely personal and powerful one-woman show demands a tour de force performance from actor Claire Hart-Palumbo. (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...)

Renee Fleming, Kate Burton Set for LAW & ORDER SVU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2011

Star of the stage and screen Kate Burton and opera's Rene Fleming are set to guest star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit this February. (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...)

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...)

Main Street Theatre Presents A YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, 1/27-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2011

Joan Didion's dramatic adaptation of her best-selling memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, unfolds, in her words, 'with the nonsequential inexorability of a dream.' The stream of consciousness delivery of this hugely personal and powerful one-woman show demands a tour de force performance from actor Claire Hart-Palumbo. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents THREE TALL WOMEN 1/13-2/13/2011
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2011

Court Theatre continues its 56th season with Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. The production will run January 13 - February 13, 2011 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents THREE TALL WOMEN 1/13-2/13/2011
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2011

Court Theatre continues its 56th season with Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. The production will run January 13 - February 13, 2011 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company To Present Reading Of THE LUCK OF THE IRISH 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2011

The new play THE LUCK OF THE IRISH by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge Bossa Nova will be read Thursday, February 3 at 7pm as part of the Huntington Theatre Company's Breaking Ground reading series. Obie Award winner Melia Bensussen Circle Mirror Transformation directs. The reading, located at the Huntington Rehearsal Hall, is free and open to the public, though reservations are required as seating is limited. (more...)

The New Group Sets New Opening Night For BLOOD FROM A STONE, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

The New Group announces a new official opening night date for its world premiere production of the new play Blood From A Stone by Tommy Nohilly. Directed by Scott Elliott, Blood From A Stone features Gordon Clapp, Ann Dowd, Thomas Guiry, Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne and Daphne Rubin-Vega (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company To Present Reading Of THE LUCK OF THE IRISH 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011

The new play THE LUCK OF THE IRISH by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge Bossa Nova will be read Thursday, February 3 at 7pm as part of the Huntington Theatre Company's Breaking Ground reading series. Obie Award winner Melia Bensussen Circle Mirror Transformation directs. The reading, located at the Huntington Rehearsal Hall, is free and open to the public, though reservations are required as seating is limited. (more...)

Lane & Broderick Reunite to Honor Stroman at Vineyard Theatre, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

The Tony Award-winning stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane will serve as Masters of Ceremonies when the Vineyard Theatre honors the five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman at the company's annual gala to benefit the non-profit theatre company on Monday, February 28 at 6:00pm at the Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44 St.) in Manhattan, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director of the Vineyard Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with BURN THIS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

The passionate modern classic, 'Burn This' by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson, has now begun rehearsals under the direction of Nicholas Martin. Previews for 'Burn This' at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum are March 23 - May 1, 2011, with opening set for April 3. The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Brooks Ashmanskas, Ken Barnett, Zabryna Guevara and Adam Rothenberg. (more...)

Stephen Bogardus, Lisa Banes, et al. Join GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 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...)

Banes, Bogardus, Hopper And More Join GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 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...)

Arthur Miller's Classic 'A View From The Bridge' At Gulfshore Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Feb 24, 2011

Arthur Miller's fiercely compelling drama about love, belonging and betrayal, A View from the Bridge centers around Eddie Carbone, an Italian-American longshoreman who lives in Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice and his orphaned 17-year-old niece Catherine. Beatrice's two cousins enter the country illegally seeking a better life in America, and when Catherine falls in love with one of them, Eddie's jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family and his world. (more...)

Tomei, Whaley Lead New Group's MARIE AND BRUCE 3/14-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 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...)

Arthur Miller's Classic 'A View From The Bridge' At Gulfshore Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Feb 17, 2011

Arthur Miller's fiercely compelling drama about love, belonging and betrayal, A View from the Bridge centers around Eddie Carbone, an Italian-American longshoreman who lives in Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice and his orphaned 17-year-old niece Catherine. Beatrice's two cousins enter the country illegally seeking a better life in America, and when Catherine falls in love with one of them, Eddie's jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family and his world. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KNOT OF THE HEART Plays Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

Michael Attenborough will direct Kieran Bew (Man) Abigail Cruttenden (Angela), Lisa Dillon (Lucy) and Margot Leicester (Barbara) 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. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents THREE TALL WOMEN, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Court Theatre continues its 56th season with Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. The production will close February 13, 2011 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

EDUCATING RITA Plays Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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...)

Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Et al. Set For WTF Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2011

Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today the Main Stage line-up for the 2011 Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), the company's 57th season and the first under Ms. Gersten's leadership. (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...)

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...)

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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