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At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway DirectorsAt the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Theatre Memphis Opens JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR TonightTheatre Memphis Opens JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera by the legendary team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will be resurrected on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis tonight, March 7 - 30, 2014. (more...)

Veanne Cox, Adam LeFevre to Lead Catherine Trieschmann's THE MOST DESERVING at Women's Project Theater, Begin. 3/30Veanne Cox, Adam LeFevre to Lead Catherine Trieschmann's THE MOST DESERVING at Women's Project Theater, Begin. 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Catherine Trieschmann is back in New York at Women's Project Theater with a tart, satirical skewing of small town cultural wars entitled The Most Deserving. This New York premiere by the acclaimed playwright of crooked and How The World Began (also produced by Women's Project Theater) who is a resident of a small town in western Kansas is directed by Shelley Butler and begins previews Sunday, March 30, at 2:30pm for an opening Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30pm (runs through May 4) at New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street. Rehearsals begin today, Friday, March 7. (more...)

Boston Court and Rattlestick's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH to Begin Performances 4/3Boston Court and Rattlestick's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH to Begin Performances 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present Everything You Touch, by Shelia Callaghan, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Opening night is Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound & More in West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSPhoto Flash: First Look at Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound & More in West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre, stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Becket, Oliver!, My Family) and Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guv'nors, Celebrity Juice,and the winner of the recent Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate played by Katherine Kingsley (Singin' in the Rain), who was just nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Michael Grandage's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Samantha Bond (Passion Play, Amy's View, Downton Abbey, James Bond Outnumbered) plays Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera and John Marquez (Privates On Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Doc Martin) plays Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer's Chief of Police. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: STAGE KISS Opens at Playwrights Horizons!Photo Coverage: STAGE KISS Opens at Playwrights Horizons!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' New York premiere production of Stage Kiss, a new play marking the eagerly-anticipated return to PH of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room..., Eurydice), just opened last night, March 2. BroadwayWorld brings you complete coverage from opening night below! (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE to Begin Performances 5/3 at Cherry Lane TheatreDavid Van Asselt's A FABLE to Begin Performances 5/3 at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will present the world premiere of A Fable, written by David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott, beginning Saturday, May 3 at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, May 22 at 7pm. A Fable is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

FPTC Presents 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, Now thru 4/12FPTC Presents 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run today, March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. (more...)

Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO to Play Stage West, Beg. 4/3Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO to Play Stage West, Beg. 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

What happens when a strapping young Englishman suddenly finds he has become a woman? It's an amazing journey, to say the very least, in Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's sweeping and witty Orlando, beginning a 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, April 3. (more...)

Theatre Out to Present Terrence McNally's CORPUS CHRISTI, 4/25-5/17Theatre Out to Present Terrence McNally's CORPUS CHRISTI, 4/25-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Theatre Out, Orange County's gay and lesbian theatre, today was pleased to announce the cast and creative team for their upcoming revival of Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi. Award-winning director, Tito Ortiz will direct the diverse cast of 13. Corpus Christi will run April 25 - May 17 at Theatre Out. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheatreOut.com or at the Box Office, as available. (more...)

Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence, and Tasha Lawrence to Lead Samuel D. Hunter's THE FEW at RattlestickGideon Glick, Michael Laurence, and Tasha Lawrence to Lead Samuel D. Hunter's THE FEW at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, will begin previews Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker to Star in STEVIE, Kicking Off Chichester Festival 2014 from April 24Zoe Wanamaker to Star in STEVIE, Kicking Off Chichester Festival 2014 from April 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Chichester's Festival 2014 opens with a major revival of Hugh Whitemore's award-winning glimpse into the unconventional life of celebrated English poet and novelist Stevie Smith. (more...)

Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, Now thru 4/5 at The Bushwick StarrDaniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, Now thru 4/5 at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present a collaboration between stage and film director Daniel Fish and dance and theater artist Andrew Dinwiddie. Using nearly seven weeks of residency time at the Bushwick Starr, and in collaboration with actor T. Ryder Smith (War Horse, Passion Play) and designers Blanca Añon (ETERNAL, Owned) and Daniel Kluger (Nikolai and the Others, A Map of Virtue), they will create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, an episodic performance installation that draws simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

Official: Nigel Havers and Martin Jarvis to Star in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Summer 2014Official: Nigel Havers and Martin Jarvis to Star in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Bunbury Company of Players comprising Rosalind Ayres (Outnumbered, New Tricks, God and Monsters), Niall Buggy (Translations, Dead Funny, Uncle Vanya), Nigel Havers (Downton Abbey, The Life Of Rock with Brian Pern, Coronation Street), Martin Jarvis (Endeavour, Law & Order: UK, Titanic), Christine Kavanagh (Basket Case, Vera, Manchild), Cherie Lunghi (Passion Play, Secret Diary of a Call girl, The Manageress) and Sia?n Phillips (Marlene, The Age of Innocence, Cabaret) star in Oscar Wilde's much loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre to Welcome UNDER MILK WOOD, Starring Owen Teale, April 29-May 3Exeter Northcott Theatre to Welcome UNDER MILK WOOD, Starring Owen Teale, April 29-May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Game of Thrones actor Owen Teale will star in director Terry Hands' new production of Under Milk Wood, which comes to the Exeter Northcott Theatre in April. The production marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth, as well as the 60th anniversary since Under Milk Wood was first produced in Britain, as a radio play by the BBC, in 1954. A cast of Welsh actors also includes Torchwood actor Kai Owen and Steven Meo (The Fabulous Baker Boys). (more...)

Chance Theater to Present Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAY, Begin. 4/25Chance Theater to Present Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAY, Begin. 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Chance Theater presents the second show of its 16th Anniversary Season - the humorous and inventive glimpse behind-the-scenes of the traditional Passion Play produced in three distinctively different locations and times. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist Sarah Ruhl, with direction by Trevor Biship (director of Chance's Ovation Award-winning Jerry Springer: The Opera). Passion Play will preview from April 25 through May 2, open May 3 and continue through May 25 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Stage DEAR ELIZABETH, 4/2-27People's Light & Theatre to Stage DEAR ELIZABETH, 4/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Dear Elizabeth running April 2-27 on the Steinbright Stage. Lisa Rothe directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Rattlestick's ODE TO JOY Extends Through April 19Rattlestick's ODE TO JOY Extends Through April 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews, the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, will extend three weeks through Saturday, April 19 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of FATELESSNESS Runs 4/9-13 at HEREStage Adaptation of FATELESSNESS Runs 4/9-13 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

From April 9 to 13 at HERE Arts Center, actor Adam Boncz will perform 'Fatelessness,' the first stage adaptation of the novel of the same name by Imre Kertesz, recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature. The book is the story of a Hungarian teenage boy who survives a passage through three WWII concentration camps. The play is a 75-minute rendition of the book, adapted verbatim by Andras Visky from the translation by Tim Wilkinson. Gia Forakis directs. (more...)

Quest Theatre to Present THE PEOPLE'S RETURN OF NEVERLAND, Begin. 2/21Quest Theatre to Present THE PEOPLE'S RETURN OF NEVERLAND, Begin. 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Quest Theatre Ensemble captures the magic and adventure of Peter Pan with their own sequel to the original story, The People's Return of Neverland, directed by Andrew Park. The show opens Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. with a press opening on Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. at The Blue Theater, (On the campus of St. Gregory the Great Church) at 1609 West Gregory (Gregory and Ashland). Tickets and information are available at www.questensemble.org or through reservations@questensemble.org or 312-458-0895. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Join Kathleen Turner in Arena Stage's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN; Full Cast Announced!Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Join Kathleen Turner in Arena Stage's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage following her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to make her professional singing debut as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage-a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Using the David Hare translation, the show fuses politics and satire to paint an unforgettable and provocative portrait of war, incorporating more than 10 pieces of original music composed in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style and performed by cast members doubling as musicians. Mother Courage and Her Children runs January 31-March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Launches Online Lottery for First Preview of STAGE KISSPlaywrights Horizons Launches Online Lottery for First Preview of STAGE KISS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Playwrights Horizon begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, January 29, for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere of STAGE KISS, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH, The Clean House, In the Next Room..., Eurydice) and directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH, Marie Antoinette, Ms.Ruhl's Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish). (more...)

Jennie MaryTai Liu's ACTRESS FURY Set for Bushwick Starr, Now thru 2/15Jennie MaryTai Liu's ACTRESS FURY Set for Bushwick Starr, Now thru 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present acclaimed dance-theater artist, Jennie MaryTai Liu's newest work, and New York City premier of Actress Fury, a Passion Play of one tormented actress as she takes on the role of herself. The audience sits inside a dressing room encircled by mirrors, as three female performers contest with their own deep-seated desire to be extraordinary. The actress navigates an obstacle course littered with difficult conditions: physical suffering, sexual obsession, self-love that loops into doubt, and fear of fateful intervention. Dramatic scenarios unfurl through dance to reveal an anti-strategy about wrestling with ambition and being female in this 21st century moment. (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger TheatreRICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 26Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2014

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's upcoming listings of Equity Auditions, as of Sunday, January 26, 2014 onwards. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - First Look!Photo Coverage: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - First Look!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Becket, Oliver!, My Family) and Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guv'nors, Celebrity Juice, and the winner of the recent Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate played by Katherine Kingsley (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Singin' in the Rain). (more...)

Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More Star in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons; Previews Begin TonightJessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More Star in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons; Previews Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play marking the eagerly-awaited return of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room...) to the theater company. Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH; the current Marie Antoinette, Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish), the production begins previews this evening, February 7 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Sunday, March 2 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, March 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

Review Roundup: BRONX BOMBERS Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: BRONX BOMBERS Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 6, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson, officially opens tonight, February 6, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Begins Previews this Week at Playwrights HorizonsSarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Begins Previews this Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Previews begin this Friday, February 7 for Playwrights Horizons' New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play marking the eagerly-anticipated return to PH of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room…, Eurydice). (more...)

Michael Praed Stars in THE WHITE CARNATION at Jermyn Street Theatre, Beg. TonightMichael Praed Stars in THE WHITE CARNATION at Jermyn Street Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, the first production in sixty years of R. C. Sherriff's supernatural drama, The White Carnation transfers for a limited three week run to Jermyn Street Theatre, opening tonight, 4 February 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 7.30pm). The show stars Michael Praed (Design for Living - West End, Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty) who joins the existing superlative Finborough Theatre cast, which includes acclaimed newcomer Daisy Boulton and Benjamin Whitrow (Mr. Bennet in BBC's Pride and Prejudice). (more...)

Owen Teale to Star in UK Tour of Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOODOwen Teale to Star in UK Tour of Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOOD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

GAME OF THRONES actor Owen Teale will star in director Terry Hands' new production of UNDER MILK WOOD, which will embark on an English tour, following its run at Clywd Theatr Cymru and a Welsh tour, at York Theatre Royal on Monday 21 April. The production marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth, as well as the 60th anniversary since UNDER MILK WOOD was first produced in Britain, as a radio play by the BBC, in 1954. A cast of Welsh actors also includes TORCHWOOD actor Kai Owen and Steven Meo (THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS). (more...)

Theatre Memphis to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 3/7Theatre Memphis to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera by the legendary team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will be resurrected on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis March 7 - 30, 2014. Following the form of a traditional Passion Play, this musical hit is loosely based on the Gospel's account of the last week of the life of Jesus. Melding contemporary attitudes, iconic allusions with modern life, heart-pounding beats and rhythmic ballads have made this show, recently revived on Broadway, a modern day classic. (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

BWW Photo Special: Philip Seymour HoffmanBWW Photo Special: Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 2, 2014

Very sad news today in the theatre world: Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from suspected drug overdose on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. Beloved by audiences, and colleagues, we are sad to present a photo flashback of BroadwayWorld.com's 10 years of photo coverage of this one of a kind talent. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More in STAGE KISS at Playwrights HorizonsPhoto Flash: First Look at Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' New York premiere production of Stage Kiss, a new play marking the eagerly-anticipated return to PH of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room..., Eurydice), is currently in previews off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jennie MaryTai Liu's ACTRESS FURY Set for Bushwick Starr, 1/29-2/15Jennie MaryTai Liu's ACTRESS FURY Set for Bushwick Starr, 1/29-2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present acclaimed dance-theater artist, Jennie MaryTai Liu's newest work, and New York City premier of Actress Fury, a Passion Play of one tormented actress as she takes on the role of herself. The audience sits inside a dressing room encircled by mirrors, as three female performers contest with their own deep-seated desire to be extraordinary. The actress navigates an obstacle course littered with difficult conditions: physical suffering, sexual obsession, self-love that loops into doubt, and fear of fateful intervention. Dramatic scenarios unfurl through dance to reveal an anti-strategy about wrestling with ambition and being female in this 21st century moment. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Philadelphia Presents Golijov's AINADAMARBWW Reviews: Opera Philadelphia Presents Golijov's AINADAMAR
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 14, 2014

Opera Philadelphia presents its staging of Golijov's controversial short opera on Garcia Lorca (more...)

BWW Reviews: PASSION PLAY Explores the Line Between Authentic Identity and Scripted PerformanceBWW Reviews: PASSION PLAY Explores the Line Between Authentic Identity and Scripted Performance
by Shari Barrett - Feb 14, 2014

It's been awhile since I can honestly say I was emotionally overwhelmed by a night of theater. There are so many thoughts wandering in and out of my mind that I hardly know where to begin except to say that religion, politics and theater collide superlatively under the imaginative and quick-paced direction of Bart DeLorenzo in the Los Angeles premiere of Passion Play at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy to Join Ron Rifkin, Richard Thomas in Arena Stage's CAMP DAVIDHallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy to Join Ron Rifkin, Richard Thomas in Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. The production features Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Broadway's Dividing the Estate) as Rosalynn Carter, Egyptian actor and activist Khaled Nabawy (Kingdom of Heaven, Fair Game) as Anwar Sadat, Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (Alias, Broadway's Cabaret) as Menachem Begin and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons) as President Jimmy Carter. Camp David runs March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie to Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, 3/22-4/5 at The Bushwick StarrDaniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie to Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, 3/22-4/5 at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present a collaboration between stage and film director Daniel Fish and dance and theater artist Andrew Dinwiddie. Using nearly seven weeks of residency time at the Bushwick Starr, and in collaboration with actor T. Ryder Smith (War Horse, Passion Play) and designers Blanca Añon (ETERNAL, Owned) and Daniel Kluger (Nikolai and the Others, A Map of Virtue), they will create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, an episodic performance installation that draws simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TETELESTAI Rises Up Again for Five Columbus ShowsBWW Interviews: TETELESTAI Rises Up Again for Five Columbus Shows
by Paul Batterson - Apr 4, 2014

Russ Nagy recalls going to the Lakewood Civic Auditorium in Cleveland in 1971 and being blown away by one of the first performances of a new musical called GODSPELL. (more...)

Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Boston Court and Rattlestick's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins Performances TonightBoston Court and Rattlestick's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present Everything You Touch, by Shelia Callaghan, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Opening night is Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO Plays Stage West, Beg. TonightVirginia Woolf's ORLANDO Plays Stage West, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

What happens when a strapping young Englishman suddenly finds he has become a woman? It's an amazing journey, to say the very least, in Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's sweeping and witty Orlando, beginning a 5-week run at Stage West tonight, April 3. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Stages DEAR ELIZABETH, Now thru 4/27People's Light & Theatre Stages DEAR ELIZABETH, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Dear Elizabeth running today, April 2-27 on the Steinbright Stage. Lisa Rothe directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Chance Theater to Present A CELTIC HOLIDAY WITH CRAIC IN THE STONE, Begin. 12/9Chance Theater to Present A CELTIC HOLIDAY WITH CRAIC IN THE STONE, Begin. 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Chance Theater has announced its sixth and final production for its 2014 Season - an original musical celebration for the holidays, A Celtic Holiday with Craic in the Stone. Written by resident artists Jocelyn A. Brown, David McCormick, James McHale, Jennifer Ruckman and Bill Strongin, along with Aimee Gomez, Karen O'Hanlon and Scott B. Well. A Celtic Holiday with Craic in the Stone will preview on Tue, December 9. The press performance is on December 10. Regular performances begin December 11 and continue through December 23 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater to Stage World Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY this FallLincoln Center Theater to Stage World Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater will present the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's new play THE OLDEST BOY this fall. The production, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 16 and open on Monday, November 10 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

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