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HOW THE WORLD BEGAN to Make Chicago Premiere 9/9 at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Today, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Pearl Theatre Opens 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

The Pearl Theatre Company begins its 2015-2016 season with Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker's fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, following a highly successful engagement of the production at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 9/06/2015
by BWW - Sep 6, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/06/2015 for Portland (more...)

Seth Rudetsky's 'BROADWAY DIARY, VOL. 2' Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

DRESS CIRCLE PUBLISHING will release SETH'S BROADWAY DIARY, VOLUME 2: The Inside Scoop on (almost) Every Broadway Show & Star, the second in a series by Sirius XM radio host SETH RUDETSKY on Tuesday, October 27. To pre-order the book, please visit www.dresscirclepublishing.com. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, returns to Theatre for a New Audience for a talk about his new book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows, with one of its subjects: MacArthur Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In The Next Room). Mr. Lahr and Ms. Ruhl will speak on Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Extends THE OLDEST BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Marin Theatre Company's 49th Season opener, the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl's The Oldest Boy, is now extending through Sunday October 11th based on popular demand. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN Makes Chicago Premiere Tonight at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs tonight, September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Makes Regional Debut at Virginia Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the regional premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, October 2 with a preview on Thursday, October 1. (more...)

Factory to Present AGE OF AROUSAL - Stripped Naked
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

FACTORY presents The Naked Season 2015/16CANADIAN CLASSICS REIMAGINED (more...)

Michael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Pushes Back Opening at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will now open Today, September 17, a week later than the previously announced date of September 10. The change was made to accommodate for the holiday weekend. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens at The Pearl Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2015

The Pearl Theatre Company begins its 2015-2016 season with Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker's fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, following a highly successful engagement of the production at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

David Fox to Star in North Bay's Watershed Shakespeare Festival Collective's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

North Bay's Watershed Shakespeare Festival Collective is proud to present their highly-acclaimed production of KING LEAR, starring the incomparable David Fox as he makes his return to Theatre Passe Muraille. Set in the British court during the Rebellion of 1837 in pre-Confederation Upper Canada, KING LEARis directed and adapted by Rod Carley. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/2; DESTINY OF DESIRE in DC, SOUND OF MUSIC Tour in LA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 2, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Spain and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Arena Stage's DESTINY OF DESIRE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour in LA, and BLOOD BROTHERS in Chicago, just to name a few. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Makes Regional Debut at Virginia Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the regional premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, October 2 with a preview tonight, October 1. (more...)

BWW Review: Religion, Politics, Baseball - America's Favorite Pastimes Come Under the Microscope in Shaking the Tree's Gorgeous PASSION PLAY PART III
by Krista Garver - Oct 1, 2015

Shaking the Tree's Passion Play is an intense and beautiful work. (more...)

Tony Shaloub & Brooke Adams Will Head Off-Broadway for HAPPY DAYS at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Flea Theater has announced the New York premiere of The Theatre @ Boston Court's production of HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader. After critically acclaimed runs in Boston and LA, The Flea welcomes theater veterans Brooke Adams and Tony Award nominee Tony Shalhoub to Tribeca.  Previews begin June 20 with opening night slated for June 29. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Bring Two Shows to New York
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court announces two critically acclaimed Main Stage productions to receive New York premieres in June, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chance Theater's SAMSARA
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Chance Theater will present the West Coast premiere of the highly theatrical journey Samsara. Written by Chance Theater's 2015 resident playwright Lauren Yee, and directed by Benjamin Kamine. Samsara will preview from April 30 through May 7, regular performances will begin May 9 and continue through May 31 on the Second Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Lauren Yee's New Comedy SAMSARA Extends Thru June 7th at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

Chance Theater is very excited to announce the extension of the highly theatrical comedy Samsara. The show, which is written by Chance Theater's 2015 resident playwright Lauren Yee, and directed by Benjamin Kamine, started performances on April 30 and was set to close today, May 31. However, due to overwhelming demand and positive reviews, Samsara will add two performances - Saturday, June 6 at 8pm and Sunday, June 7 at 7:30pm on the Second Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY Begins Previews Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Twentieth-Century Way, Tom Jacobson's acclaimed two- person play about homosexual entrapment in Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th century, premieres off-Broadway this spring. Directed by The Theatre @ Boston Court's Michael Michetti, and starring Will Bradley and Robert Mammana, the play begins previews tonight, May 28, 2015, with opening night set for June 3, 2015 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre (224 Waverly Place, NYC). The limited engagement will run through July 19, 2015. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl & Jessica Hecht Set for PERSON PLACE THING Podcast Live Taping, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience will present a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing, hosted by Randy Cohen, with guests two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl and Tony-nominated actor Jessica Hecht on Monday, June 8, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Tickets are $15. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's 'MELANCHOLY PLAY' Makes Midwest Debut at Piven Theatre Workshop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Piven Theatre Workshop announces the Midwest Premiere of Melancholy Play: a chamber musical by Sarah Ruhl, with new music by Todd Almond, directed by Polly Noonan. The production will run tonight, May 2 - June 7, 2015 at Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes Street. Press opening is tonight, May 2 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Screwball Comedy and On the Twentieth Century
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 1, 2015

With On the Twentieth Century in full swing at the American Airlines Theatre, we take a look at the genre and history of screwball comedy. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Trinity Rep closes out Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with the world premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond's Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy. Melancholy Play: a chamber musical runs May 28 through June 28, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. (more...)

Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT to Run 7/3-9/6 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for a July 3 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

WBT to Present Stephen Schwartz's GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

This immensely successful rock opera was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden). (more...)

Caesar Voghan Launches Kickstarter for THE ROAD TO HARLEQUIN ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Successfully funded on Kickstarter in January 2014, 'Runaway Nun,' the first issue of Voghan's comic book, went on to become an Amazon Kindle bestseller. Soon after, Danger Zone, the imprint for mature audiences of Action Lab Comics, acquired the rights to the publication of the first four issues and the subsequent volume one trade-paperback, in a creator-owned publishing deal that, these days, has become the norm among Indie creator of comics. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center's 2015-16 Season to Include BIG FISH, DREAMGIRLS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Redhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2015/16 MainStage season filled with eight unforgettable shows! (more...)

Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT Hosts Panel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that the The Reverend Micah Bucey will moderate a post-show panel discussion following the performance of the world premiere play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, tonight, June 16, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The panelists will include Greg Grandin, Morgan Jenness, and Michael Ratner. (more...)

Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that the The Reverend Micah Bucey will moderate a post-show panel discussion following the performance of the world premiere play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, on Tuesday, June 16, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The panelists will include Greg Grandin, Morgan Jenness, and Michael Ratner. (more...)

Dress Circle Publishing to Release Ruby Preston's STARSTRUCK with TV Development Deal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

DRESS CIRCLE PUBLISHING will release STARSTRUCK, the third new novel by Ruby Preston, on Tuesday, July 14. Ms. Preston's series - Starstruck follows Showbiz and Staged - is being developed into a series by production company Excelsior Entertainment, featuring Swedish television and music star Julia Sundstrom Sandstrom. In 2016, Sandstrom will appear opposite Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins in the feature film Beyond Deceit. To pre-order the book Starstruck, please visit www.dresscirclepublishing.com (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT Runs Now thru 9/6 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for tonight's July 3 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Theatre's THE FALSE SERVANT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for a July 11 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Further casting for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season has been announced. John Dagleish and Zoe Wanamaker are to appear in Harlequinade, with John also joining the company of The Winter's Tale. The two productions will play in repertory at the Garrick theatre from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Starting Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, begins tonight, July 1, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Michael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Hamlet In Bed, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will begin previews Friday, August 28, at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.  Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole.  The official opening night is set for Thursday, September 10; the production will run through Sunday, October 25. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY Will Open MTC's 49th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Marin Theatre Company opens its 49th Season with the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl's The Oldest Boy. An American woman and her Tibetan husband are making a life together in the United States with their son, who has just turned three. When two monks arrive on their doorstep with the revelation that the toddler may be a reincarnated lama, the ultimate test of a mother's love may be her ability to let him go. Interspersed with Tibetan Buddhist ritual and dance and featuring renowned Berkeley-based Tibetan artist Tsering Dorjee Bawa, the play is as powerful as it is beautiful. (more...)

Rattlestick's 2015-16 Season to Include New York, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long announce the company's 2015-16 season, its 21st, which includes New York and world premieres by Michael Laurence, William Francis Hoffman, and Martyna Majok. All productions play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. (more...)

Pearl Theater to Open 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Pearl Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Hal Brooks) will begin its 2015-2016 season with Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker's fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream,following a highly successful engagement of the production at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. Midsummer kicks off the Pearl's 32nd season, which will continue in the spring with the New York Premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fu**ing Bird in and a World Premiere adaptation by Mark Shanahan of George Feydeau's Le Dindon, entitled The Dingdong. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Molly Smith directs her 30th production as Artistic Director of Arena Stage with a gritty and relevant take on the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!, blending the chaotic worlds of 19th-century Victorian London with 2015 London. Smith's new in-the-round staging infuses a modern edge to the classic musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and conmen, highlighting the disparity between classes and dangerous life on London's streets today. Featuring a remarkable score including 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,' 'Consider Yourself,' 'Where is Love?' and 'Food, Glorious Food,' Oliver! runs October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Michael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Begins Tonight at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, begins previews tonight, August 28, and opens September 17, 2015 (a week later than the previously announced date of September 10). HAMLET IN BED plays at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole. The production runs through Sunday, October 25. (more...)

Breaking News: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Headed Back to Broadway Starring Forest Whitaker!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This just in! BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the Academy Award, Golden Globe & BAFTA winning actor Forest Whitaker will make his highly anticipated Broadway debut in HUGHIE, by four- time Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Prize Laureate Eugene O'Neill. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner winner Michael Grandage, HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement in the spring of 2016 on Broadway at a Shubert Theatre to be announced. (more...)

Idris Goodwin's BARS AND MEASURES Launches NNPN Rolling Premiere at B Street Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

National New Play Network -- the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays -- announces BARS AND MEASURES by Idris Goodwin as its 54th Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Michael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Pushes Back Opening at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will now open Thursday, September 17, a week later than the previously announced date of September 10. The change was made to accommodate for the holiday weekend. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN to Make Chicago Premiere 9/9 at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Middle Voice Theater Company to Host Workshop Production of EXPOSURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's apprentice company, The Middle Voice Theater Company invites you to the workshop production of Steve' DiUbaldo's Exposure directed by Victor Cervantes Jr., which opens Thursday, August 20th and runs until Sunday, August 23rd at WorkShop Theater. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's 'MELANCHOLY PLAY' Makes Midwest Debut at Piven Theatre Workshop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Piven Theatre Workshop announces the Midwest Premiere of Melancholy Play: a chamber musical by Sarah Ruhl, with new music by Todd Almond, directed by Polly Noonan. The production will run May 2 - June 7, 2015 at Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are tonight, April 30 & May 1. Press opening is Saturday, May 2 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Playwright Sarah Ruhl Set for Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Villanova University Theatre Department has announced the 9th annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, featuring a keynote address by internationally renowned playwright Sarah Ruhl. This year's conference will be held today, April 29th 2015 at Villanova University, and centers on the theme 'Rewriting Histories: Rewriting the Past and the Plays of Sarah Ruhl.' (more...)

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