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Second Stage Theatre (New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)

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Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, et al. Set for Second Stage Theatre's THE BLUE FLOWERSebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, et al. Set for Second Stage Theatre's THE BLUE FLOWER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER: Sebastian Arcelus (Buddy in Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys), Marc Kudisch (Three-time Tony Award nominee for 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower at A.R.T.), Joseph Medeiros (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Julia Osborne (National Tour of South Pacific), Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls), Aaron Serotsky (August: Osage County), and Teal Wicks (Elphaba in Wicked). (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

Regina Taylor to Create First Work Commissioned Expressly for Tennessee Women's Theater ProjectRegina Taylor to Create First Work Commissioned Expressly for Tennessee Women's Theater Project
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2011

Maryanna Clarke, founder and artistic director of Tennessee Women's Theater Project (TWTP), has announced that renowned playwright and actress Regina Taylor will create the first original script for the company, thanks to a 'creation grant' awarded the company by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. (more...)

Annie Baker, Will Eno, et al. to Take Part in Signature Theatre Company's Residency FiveAnnie Baker, Will Eno, et al. to Take Part in Signature Theatre Company's Residency Five
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2011

Signature Theatre Company has just announced the playwrights participating in the Theatre's new Residency Five initiative, part of the expanded programming that will be presented at Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, near 10th Avenue), the Company's new Frank Gehry-designed home. Annie Baker, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor will be the program's inaugural playwrights. (more...)

Adam Gwon Honored with Second Stage Theatre's Donna Perret Rosen AwardAdam Gwon Honored with Second Stage Theatre's Donna Perret Rosen Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Continuing its commitment to nurturing and producing the next generation of musical theatre artists, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has awarded its first annual Donna Perret Rosen Award for excellence in musical theatre to composer/lyricist Adam Gwon. The $10,000 award was established at the off-Broadway company's 2011 gala to honor Second Stage Theatre trustee Donna Perret Rosen in recognition of her long-standing commitment to young artists and new works. The award was chosen by Tony Award winners James Lapine, Susan Stroman, and Jack Viertel. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Presents Jar the Floor in the StudioSouth Bend Civic Theatre Presents Jar the Floor in the Studio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

Join South Bend Civic Theatre for the humorous and poignant Jar the Floor; a contemporary play by Cheryl L. West, set in suburban Illinois where four generations of African-American women gather for the matriarch's 90th birthday. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Presents Jar the Floor in the StudioSouth Bend Civic Theatre Presents Jar the Floor in the Studio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2011

Join South Bend Civic Theatre for the humorous and poignant Jar the Floor; a contemporary play by Cheryl L. West, set in suburban Illinois where four generations of African-American women gather for the matriarch's 90th birthday. (more...)

Arena Stage to Present PULLMAN PORTER BLUES, Starring E. Faye Butler, This NovemberArena Stage to Present PULLMAN PORTER BLUES, Starring E. Faye Butler, This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Following its celebrated opening at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pullman Porter Blues travels across the country to sweep D.C. audiences along for a ride in its world-premiere co-production at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by her grandfather's work on the postal trains, playwright Cheryl L. West, whose work at Arena Stage includes Jar the Floor and Play On!, returns with the tale of three Pullman train porters whose journey is underscored by Midwest blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train." Directed by Lisa Peterson (Arena's The Rainmaker and The Quality of Life), Pullman Porter Blues runs November 23, 2012 - January 6, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BLACKEN THE BUBBLE Makes World Premiere at HSA Theater Tonight, 10/13BLACKEN THE BUBBLE Makes World Premiere at HSA Theater Tonight, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

Producing theater companies Liberation Theatre Company, Woodie King Jr.'s National Black Touring Circuit, and SOUL PROductions have teamed up to present Eric Lockley's hilarious affirmative action comedy, Blacken The Bubble at The HSA Theater (645 Saint Nicholas Avenue). Blacken The Bubble will officially open tonight, October 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

THE BLUE FLOWER, Featuring Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, et al., Opens TonightTHE BLUE FLOWER, Featuring Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, et al., Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER: Sebastian Arcelus (Buddy in Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys), Marc Kudisch (Three-time Tony Award nominee for 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower at A.R.T.), Joseph Medeiros (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Julia Osborne (National Tour of South Pacific), Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls), Aaron Serotsky (August: Osage County), and Teal Wicks (Elphaba in Wicked). (more...)

Alexander Fraser & Robyn Goodman Named Producing Director, Executive Director of Bucks County PlayhouseAlexander Fraser & Robyn Goodman Named Producing Director, Executive Director of Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse has announced today that the Playhouse has selected Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman to assume the leadership roles of Producing Director and Executive Producer, respectively. They will be replacing outgoing Producing Director Jed Bernstein, who announced earlier this year he will be joining Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts as its next President. Fraser and Goodman will begin their duties at the Playhouse in January of 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at E. Faye Butler, Larry Marshall and More in PULLMAN PORTER BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at E. Faye Butler, Larry Marshall and More in PULLMAN PORTER BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Following its celebrated opening at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pullman Porter Blues travels across the country in its world-premiere co-production at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by her grandfather's work on the postal trains, playwright Cheryl L. West, whose work at Arena Stage includes Jar the Floor and Play On!, returns with the tale of three Pullman train porters whose journey is underscored by Midwest blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train." Directed by Lisa Peterson (Arena's The Rainmaker and The Quality of Life), Pullman Porter Blues runs November 23, 2012 - January 6, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Direct THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Second Stage in Spring 2013Jason Robert Brown to Direct THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Second Stage in Spring 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that Jason Robert Brown's musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS has been added to the company's upcoming 2012-2013 season. The musical, which has not been seen in New York City since its brief off-Broadway run over ten years ago, will be directed by Mr. Brown. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 SeasonTerrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has been chosen as one of the 40 finalists in this year's Partners in Preservation program, which awards up to $250,000 to the cultural institutions that receive the most votes from its supporters. If selected, Second Stage Theatre will use the grant money to restore the facade of the company's future home, the 100-year old Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The finalists were presented by celebrity guest Katharine McPhee of NBC's hit "Smash" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, April 26. Second Stage at the Helen Hayes Theatre is the only Broadway theatre selected as a finalist. (more...)

MODERN TERRORISM, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Included in Second Stage's 2012-13 SeasonMODERN TERRORISM, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Included in Second Stage's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Following an acclaimed season which included the world premiere of Paul Weitz's Lonely, I'm Not and a critically lauded second staging of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winner, How I Learned To Drive, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced two of the four mainstage productions in the company's upcoming 34th season. For subscription or ticket information, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit the company's website, www.2ST.com. All productions are staged at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street (just west of Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Pace Performing Arts Presents THE MASTER SERIES, 3/26Pace Performing Arts Presents THE MASTER SERIES, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2012

"The Masters Series" at Pace is dedicated to providing the new generation of students/artists with the opportunity of interacting with well-established, outstanding professionals that have developed new voices and ideas. The goal is to reinvigorate the theater's ancient role as a public forum by focusing on the social and cultural context for the works of the American Theatre of today and tomorrow. The evening's guests engage in discussions of their unique practices and bodies of work, followed by a Q&A session with Pace BFA and BA Performing Arts students. (more...)

Daniel Breaker, Morgan James, et al. to Perform at Second Stage 2012 Gala, 4/2Daniel Breaker, Morgan James, et al. to Perform at Second Stage 2012 Gala, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's Spring Gala celebration will honor Corporate Partner American Express, Artist Anna Deavere Smith, and Trustees Tavener Holmes Berry and Bambi Putnam for their extraordinary commitment to the arts and Second Stage on Monday, April 2, 2012 at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street. (more...)

Pace Performing Arts Presents THE MASTER SERIES, 3/26Pace Performing Arts Presents THE MASTER SERIES, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

"The Masters Series" at Pace is dedicated to providing the new generation of students/artists with the opportunity of interacting with well-established, outstanding professionals that have developed new voices and ideas. The goal is to reinvigorate the theater's ancient role as a public forum by focusing on the social and cultural context for the works of the American Theatre of today and tomorrow. The evening's guests engage in discussions of their unique practices and bodies of work, followed by a Q&A session with Pace BFA and BA Performing Arts students. (more...)

Jeff Awards Honor Excellence in Chicago TheatreJeff Awards Honor Excellence in Chicago Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

A stage tale of troubled families, a true-life story musical about gay servicemen in World War II and a rousing rock'n'roll revue took home top honors Monday, June 3, at Park West during the 40th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre. (more...)

Hudson Mainstage Theater to Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, 7/19-8/24Hudson Mainstage Theater to Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, 7/19-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The Bible's most notorious traitor is put on trial in a present-day urban courtroom in a darkly funny look at the meaning of redemption by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Director Josh T. Ryan (Zombie Joe's Underground) takes the reins, upping the ante to create a lean, complex and gritty revival at the Hudson Mainstage, opening July 19. (more...)

Terry Burrell Takes on Aunt Eller in Arena Stage's OKLAHOMA!Terry Burrell Takes on Aunt Eller in Arena Stage's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2011

E. Faye Butler, who portrays Aunt Eller in the summer revival of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's acclaimed and record-setting production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, will transition out of her Helen Hayes-nominated role to begin rehearsals for Arena Stage's 2011/12 season opening play Trouble in Mind. Butler will be replaced by Terry Burrell, who was last at Arena Stage in the 2007/08 world-premiere musical The Women of Brewster Place. Burrell joins the Oklahoma! company August 2, and her first performance will be August 9. Burrell was 'lovely and heartbreaking...spellbinding' in Signature Theatre's Show Boat (TalkinBroadway.com), and will be a strong addition to the cast. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Holds Auditions For Jar the Floor 8/6, 8/8South Bend Civic Theatre Holds Auditions For Jar the Floor 8/6, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2011

South Bend Civic Theatre is announcing auditions for our upcoming show Jar the Floor (directed by Kevin Dreyer and Consuela Howell). (more...)

Hudson Mainstage Theater Presents THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Now thru 8/24Hudson Mainstage Theater Presents THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

The Bible's most notorious traitor is put on trial in a present-day urban courtroom in a darkly funny look at the meaning of redemption by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Director Josh T. Ryan (Zombie Joe's Underground) takes the reins, upping the ante to create a lean, complex and gritty revival at the Hudson Mainstage, opening tonight, July 19. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to DirectDuncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT to Play Second Stage Theatre This Summer; Mantello to DirectPasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT to Play Second Stage Theatre This Summer; Mantello to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will conclude its 33rd season with the World Premiere of the new musical, DOGFIGHT, featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a book by Peter Duchan and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Winner of the prestigious 2011 Richards Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre, DOGFIGHT will be performed at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street) this summer. Exact dates, casting, and complete creative team will be announced shortly. For more information, please visit www.2ST.com. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Andy Mientus & More at Second Stage's  Bowling Classic- Part OnePhoto Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Andy Mientus & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part One
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the first part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 2! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bill Pullman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More at Second Stage's  Bowling Classic- Part TwoPhoto Coverage: Bill Pullman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the second part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 1! (more...)

Topher Grace & Olivia Thirlby to Lead LONELY, I'M NOT at Second StageTopher Grace & Olivia Thirlby to Lead LONELY, I'M NOT at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

TOPHER GRACE and OLIVIA THIRLBY will co-star in Second Stage Theatre's production of Paul Weitz's world premiere comedy, LONELY, I'M NOT, directed by Trip Cullman. Preview performances are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 10 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). The production will officially open on Monday, May 7. For tickets or more information, please visit www.2ST.com. Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater Announces The BPI Black Playwright's FestivalBlack Ensemble Theater Announces The BPI Black Playwright's Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

Black Ensemble Theater (BE) announces its 7th annual Black Playwright's Festival, March 19-24, 2012, as part of the company's Black Playwright's Initiative (BPI). The Festival, at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street, brings new scripts to the BE stage for readings after being developed through the BPI in workshops and rehearsals. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Norbert Leo Butz, Elizabeth Reaser in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE!Photo Flash: First Look at Norbert Leo Butz, Elizabeth Reaser in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's current season will continue with a new production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned To Drive, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser. Currently in previews, the production will officially open on February 13. Check out production shots below! (more...)

Seattle Rep Announces Six New Commissions, Including LIZARD BOY, 'THE LOST BANK', BASKETCASES and More!Seattle Rep Announces Six New Commissions, Including LIZARD BOY, 'THE LOST BANK', BASKETCASES and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today six commissions that are in development as part of the New Play Program, including an adaptation of Kirsten Grind's bestseller The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual - The Biggest Bank Failure in American History. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser!BWW TV: First Look at HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's current season continues with a new production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser. The show opens tonight, and you can get a first look with production highlights below! (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins TonightSecond Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, begins performances tonight, February 11. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative TeamGrammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-nominated musician Nelson Gonzalez has joined the creative team of the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Mr. Gonzalez, who is widely considered the master of the Cuban Tres guitar, will oversee the production's musical elements and will lead a live band during performances. (more...)

RICHARD III to Play Folger Theatre, 1/28-3/9RICHARD III to Play Folger Theatre, 1/28-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

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...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Holds Auditions For Jar the Floor 8/6, 8/8South Bend Civic Theatre Holds Auditions For Jar the Floor 8/6, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2011

South Bend Civic Theatre is announcing auditions for our upcoming show Jar the Floor (directed by Kevin Dreyer and Consuela Howell). (more...)

Maren Bush, Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria Set for The Lynne Show, 8/7, 14 & 21Maren Bush, Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria Set for The Lynne Show, 8/7, 14 & 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2012

Maren Bush, Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria will be guests on The Lynne Show beginning tomorrow, August 7 and continuing August 14 and 21, 2012. The Lynne Show airs on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. EST and Mondays at 3 a.m. EST at Radioearnetwork.com. You can listen to podcasts at any time at thelynneshow.com. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Holds Auditions For Jar the Floor 8/6, 8/8South Bend Civic Theatre Holds Auditions For Jar the Floor 8/6, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2011

South Bend Civic Theatre is announcing auditions for our upcoming show Jar the Floor (directed by Kevin Dreyer and Consuela Howell). (more...)

BLACKEN THE BUBBLE Makes World Premiere at HSA Theater, 10/13BLACKEN THE BUBBLE Makes World Premiere at HSA Theater, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Producing theater companies Liberation Theatre Company, Woodie King Jr.'s National Black Touring Circuit, and SOUL PROductions have teamed up to present Eric Lockley's hilarious affirmative action comedy, Blacken The Bubble at The HSA Theater (645 Saint Nicholas Avenue). Blacken The Bubble will begin preview performances October 11, 2012 and will officially open October 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Hudson Mainstage Theater to Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, 7/19-8/24Hudson Mainstage Theater to Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, 7/19-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

The Bible's most notorious traitor is put on trial in a present-day urban courtroom in a darkly funny look at the meaning of redemption by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Director Josh T. Ryan (Zombie Joe's Underground) takes the reins, upping the ante to create a lean, complex and gritty revival at the Hudson Mainstage, opening July 19. (more...)

Seattle Rep's 2014 New Play Festival to Kick Off This October; Tickets on Sale 9/2Seattle Rep's 2014 New Play Festival to Kick Off This October; Tickets on Sale 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today the programming and schedule for the 2014 New Play Festival, running Oct. 17-26, 2014. (more...)

PULLMAN PORTER BLUES Kicks Off Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2012-2013 SeasonPULLMAN PORTER BLUES Kicks Off Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2011

Seattle Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Jerry Manning announced today that Seattle writer Cheryl L. West's new play with music, Pullman Porter Blues, will be the season opener for the theatre's 50th Anniversary season, beginning fall 2012. The remainder of the 50th Anniversary season will be announced this spring. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Creates the Donna Perret Rosen AwardSecond Stage Theatre Creates the Donna Perret Rosen Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) announced today the establishment of The Donna Perret Rosen Award, an annual cash prize to be awarded to a promising composer/lyricist. The $10,000 award was established at the off-Broadway company's annual gala to honor Second Stage Theatre trustee Donna Perret Rosen in recognition of her long-standing commitment to young artists and new works. The award will be chosen by Tony Award-winners James Lapine, Susan Stroman, and Jack Viertel. The first 'Donna Award' will be awarded in 2012. (more...)

Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria Set for The Lynne Show, 8/14 & 21Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria Set for The Lynne Show, 8/14 & 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria will be guests on The Lynne Show beginning today, August 14 and continuing on August 21, 2012. The Lynne Show airs on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. EST and Mondays at 3 a.m. EST at Radioearnetwork.com. You can listen to podcasts at any time at thelynneshow.com. (more...)

Terry Burrell Takes on Aunt Eller in Arena Stage's OKLAHOMA!Terry Burrell Takes on Aunt Eller in Arena Stage's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2011

E. Faye Butler, who portrays Aunt Eller in the summer revival of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's acclaimed and record-setting production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, will transition out of her Helen Hayes-nominated role to begin rehearsals for Arena Stage's 2011/12 season opening play Trouble in Mind. Butler will be replaced by Terry Burrell, who was last at Arena Stage in the 2007/08 world-premiere musical The Women of Brewster Place. Burrell joins the Oklahoma! company August 2, and her first performance will be August 9. Burrell was 'lovely and heartbreaking...spellbinding' in Signature Theatre's Show Boat (TalkinBroadway.com), and will be a strong addition to the cast. (more...)

'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has been chosen as one of the 40 finalists in this year's Partners in Preservation program, which awards up to $250,000 to the cultural institutions that receive the most votes from its supporters. If selected, Second Stage Theatre will use the grant money to restore the facade of the company's future home, the 100-year old Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The finalists were presented by celebrity guest Katharine McPhee of NBC's hit "Smash" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, April 26. Second Stage at the Helen Hayes Theatre is the only Broadway theatre selected as a finalist. (more...)

Bohemian Theatre Ensemble and The Hypocrites Top List of Jeff NominationsBohemian Theatre Ensemble and The Hypocrites Top List of Jeff Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 120 nominations in 25 categories of Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2012, and March 31, 2013. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 146 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations. The judges recommended 54 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Thirty-three theatre companies received nominations. (more...)

Shirley Jo Finney Will Helm The Fountain Theatre's HEART SONGShirley Jo Finney Will Helm The Fountain Theatre's HEART SONG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Three friends embark on a joyous journey of sisterhood, discovering their inner 'duende' through a flamenco class for middle-aged women. Heart Song, the newest comedy/drama from Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist, Cyrano), opens at The Fountain Theatre on May 25 with Shirley Jo Finney (In the Red and Brown Water) directing and choreography by internationally renowned flamenco dancer Maria "Cha Cha" Bermudez. (more...)

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