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Alliance Theatre Presents THE NACIREMA SOCIETY, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2010

Alliance Theatre artistic director Susan V. Booth and New York Times best-selling author Pearl Cleage collaborate this fall on the world premiere of The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years. This romantic comedy takes a lighthearted look into one of Southern society's grandest traditions, the annual cotillion. As the new African-American debutants prepare for their introduction into the exclusive Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama, their strong-willed grandmothers work behind the scenes to manage young love, the revelation of old flames, and the glare of the national spotlight. The Nacirema Society boasts a combination of some of the nation's finest actresses, including the Tony Award winning Trezana Beverly, Atlanta's own Andrea Frye, and acclaimed television, film and stage actress Jasmine Guy. (more...)

TRUST Closes at 2nd Stage 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor will co-star in the world premiere comedy TRUST, written by Paul Weitz, directed by Peter DuBois. Mr. Weitz returns to Second Stage Theatre, where his plays Privilege and Show People premiered in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's acclaimed production of Becky Shaw, TRUST will begin previews on Friday, July 23 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street) and officially open on Thursday, August 12. The production runs through September 5. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Presents THE NACIREMA SOCIETY, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2010

Alliance Theatre artistic director Susan V. Booth and New York Times best-selling author Pearl Cleage collaborate this fall on the world premiere of The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years. This romantic comedy takes a lighthearted look into one of Southern society's grandest traditions, the annual cotillion. As the new African-American debutants prepare for their introduction into the exclusive Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama, their strong-willed grandmothers work behind the scenes to manage young love, the revelation of old flames, and the glare of the national spotlight. The Nacirema Society boasts a combination of some of the nation's finest actresses, including the Tony Award winning Trezana Beverly, Atlanta's own Andrea Frye, and acclaimed television, film and stage actress Jasmine Guy. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Presents 'NACIREMA SOCIETY REQUESTS' World Premiere Thru 11/11
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 22, 2010

Alliance Theatre artistic director Susan V. Booth and New York Times best-selling author Pearl Cleage collaborate this fall on the world premiere of The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years. (more...)

Schreiber & Carpenter Lead GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at 2nd Stage in 2011; Ellis Directs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

Second Stage Theatre will present the New York premiere of Rajiv Joseph's (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) Gruesome Playground Injuries featuring Pablo Schreiber and Jennifer Carpenter in 2011, the New York Times reveals today. Scott Ellis will direct. Preview will begin on January 5, 2011, with an opening night scheduled for January 31, 2011. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Presents 'NACIREMA SOCIETY REQUESTS' World Premiere Thru 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2010

Alliance Theatre artistic director Susan V. Booth and New York Times best-selling author Pearl Cleage collaborate this fall on the world premiere of The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years. (more...)

HOLD & MONSTER As Part of The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Fest
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will feature a quite dark and twisted pairing this year. (more...)

The Black Rep Continues Season 33 with Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/5 - 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

Black Rep to present ART by Yasmina Reza May 5 - 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

HOLD & MONSTER Plays As Part of The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Fest
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will feature a quite dark and twisted pairing this year. (more...)

Second Stage Premieres Work by Nottage, Doyle, Ellis et al. in 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

Following an acclaimed season which included the New York Premiere of Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy and the Broadway transfer of the musical hit Everyday Rapture, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced three plays for its upcoming 32nd Season. (more...)

Justin Bartha, David Wilson Barnes, et al. Set for ALL NEW PEOPLE at Second Stage, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that DAVID WILSON BARNES (Second Stage's hit Becky Shaw), JUSTIN BARTHA (The Hangover, Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor), ANNA CAMP (Second Stage's The Scene, 'True Blood'), and KRYSTEN RITTER (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Second Stage's All This Intimacy) will appear in the world premiere comedy, ALL NEW PEOPLE, written by ZACH BRAFF and directed by PETER DuBOIS. ALL NEW PEOPLE will begin previews on Tuesday, June 28 and officially open on Monday, July 25 at 7:00pm at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). For tickets or more information, please visit www.2ST.com. (more...)

The Black Rep Closes Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/23
by Chris Gibson - May 23, 2010

Black Rep will close its production of ART by Yasmina Reza May 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

2ST's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY Opens 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, a new play written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Edward Torres. The show stars Usman Ally, Terence Archie, Desmin Borges, CHRISTIAN LITKE, and Michael T. Weiss (NBC's 'The Pretender'). Preview performances began on Tuesday, April 27 with opening night set for Thursday, May 20 at 6:30pm. 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. (more...)

YEAR ZERO and BACHELORETTE Set for Second Stage Theatre's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the two plays which will be presented as part of the company's eighth annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: the New York premiere of Michael Golamco's Year Zero, directed by Will Frears, and the world premiere of Leslye Headland's Bachelorette, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

HOLD & MONSTER Plays As Part of The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Fest
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2011

The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will feature a quite dark and twisted pairing this year. (more...)

Zach Braff's ALL NEW PEOPLE to Have World Premiere at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will conclude its 32nd season with the World Premiere of ALL NEW PEOPLE, a new comedy written by Zach Braff. (more...)

YEAR ZERO and BACHELORETTE Set for Second Stage Theatre's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the two plays which will be presented as part of the company's eighth annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: the New York premiere of Michael Golamco's Year Zero, directed by Will Frears, and the world premiere of Leslye Headland's Bachelorette, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Ally, Archie, Weiss Cast In 2ST's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that USMAN ALLY, TERENCE ARCHIE, DESMIN BORGES, CHRISTIAN LITKE, and MICHAEL T. WEISS (NBC's 'The Pretender') will star in the New York premiere of THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, a new play written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Edward Torres. (more...)

Linda Powell Joins Cast Of Long Wharf's A DOLL'S HOUSE 4/28-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2010

Linda Powell will play the role of Christine in Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein's adaptation of A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen. The show will run on the Mainstage, located at 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, from April 28 through May 23. (more...)

HOLD & MONSTER As Part of The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will feature a quite dark and twisted pairing this year. (more...)

Zach Braff's ALL NEW PEOPLE to Have World Premiere at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will conclude its 32nd season with the World Premiere of ALL NEW PEOPLE, a new comedy written by Zach Braff. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Paul Weitz, Jim & Ruth Bauer Set for 2nd Stage in 2011-2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2011

Following a critically acclaimed season which included the World Premiere of Lynn Nottage's hit comedy, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Second Stage Theatre has announced three of the four mainstage productions in the company's upcoming 33rd season. (more...)

HOLD & MONSTER Close As Part of The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2011

The 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will feature a quite dark and twisted pairing this year. (more...)

YEAR ZERO and BACHELORETTE Set for Second Stage Theatre's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the two plays which will be presented as part of the company's eighth annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: the New York premiere of Michael Golamco's Year Zero, directed by Will Frears, and the world premiere of Leslye Headland's Bachelorette, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Foster, Braff, Cannavale & Graynor Lead TRUST at 2nd Stage; Opens Aug. 12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor will co-star in the world premiere comedy TRUST, written by Paul Weitz, directed by Peter DuBois. Mr. Weitz returns to Second Stage Theatre, where his plays Privilege and Show People premiered in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's acclaimed production of Becky Shaw, TRUST will begin previews on Friday, July 23 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street) and officially open on Thursday, August 12. The production runs through September 5. (more...)

THE CLEAN HOUSE Comes To ICT, Opens 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2010

A housekeeper who hates cleaning prefers trying to dream up the funniest joke in the world, even though she's convinced it might kill her. (more...)

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, 8/8
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...)

2nd Stage's TRUST Begins Previews, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor will co-star in the world premiere comedy TRUST, written by Paul Weitz, directed by Peter DuBois. Mr. Weitz returns to Second Stage Theatre, where his plays Privilege and Show People premiered in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's acclaimed production of Becky Shaw, TRUST will begin previews on Friday, July 23 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street) and officially open on Thursday, August 12. The production runs through September 5. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre to Present NY Premiere of THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will present the New York premiere of THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, a new play written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Edward Torres. (more...)

John Lithgow & Jennifer Ehle Lead MR. &. MRS FITCH for 2nd Stage; Previews 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2010

Second Stage Theatre has announced that Tony Award winners John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle will star as MR. & MRS. FITCH in the world premiere comedy from Douglas Carter Beane. The production marks Mr. Beane's return to Second Stage Theatre where his critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated play The Little Dog Laughed premiered in 2005. MR. & MRS. FITCH will be directed by Scott Ellis, who also staged the world premiere and Broadway transfer of The Little Dog Laughed. Previews begin at Second Stage Theatre on January 26, 2010; opening night is scheduled for Thursday, February 22. (more...)

Second Stage Presents MR. & MRS. FITCH, Begins Previews 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will present the world premiere of MR. & MRS. FITCH, a new comedy from Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Xanadu) starring Tony Award winners John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle. (more...)

August Wilson┬'s FENCES Plays South Coast Repertory┬'s Segerstrom Stage, 1/22-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2010

Fences, August Wilson's powerful story of a fractured African-American family in 1950s Pittsburgh, comes to South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage January 22 through February 21. (more...)

Second Stage Presents MR. & MRS. FITCH, Begins Previews 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will present the world premiere of MR. & MRS. FITCH, a new comedy from Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Xanadu) starring Tony Award winners John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle. (more...)

Second Stage Presents MR. & MRS. FITCH, Begins Previews 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will present the world premiere of MR. & MRS. FITCH, a new comedy from Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Xanadu) starring Tony Award winners John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle. (more...)

John Lithgow & Jennifer Ehle Lead MR. &. MRS FITCH for 2nd Stage; Opens 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2010

Second Stage Theatre has announced that Tony Award winners John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle will star as MR. & MRS. FITCH in the world premiere comedy from Douglas Carter Beane. The production marks Mr. Beane's return to Second Stage Theatre where his critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated play The Little Dog Laughed premiered in 2005. MR. & MRS. FITCH will be directed by Scott Ellis, who also staged the world premiere and Broadway transfer of The Little Dog Laughed. Previews begin at Second Stage Theatre on January 26, 2010; opening night is scheduled for Thursday, February 22. (more...)

MR. & MRS. FITCH With John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle Opens at Second Stage Theatre, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will present the world premiere of MR. & MRS. FITCH, a new comedy from Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Xanadu) starring Tony Award winners John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle. (more...)

David Garrison Joins Block, Olivo in 2nd Stage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that DAVID GARRISON will complete the cast of Lynn Nottage's new play, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK. This world premiere comedy will also feature the previously announced STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, DANIEL BREAKER, KIMBERLY HÉBERT GREGORY, KEVIN ISOLA, SANAA LATHAN, and KAREN OLIVO. Directed by Jo Bonney, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is Ms. Nottage's first play to be produced in New York since she won the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined in 2009. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre to Premiere SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS and THE TALLS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the two world premiere plays which will be presented as part of the company's ninth annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: Michael Mitnick's Sex Lives of Our Parents, directed by Davis McCallum, and Anna Kerrigan's The Talls, directed by Carolyn Cantor. (more...)

John Lithgow & Jennifer Ehle Lead MR. &. MRS FITCH for 2nd Stage; Opens 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

Tony Award winners John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle star as MR. & MRS. FITCH in the world premiere comedy from Douglas Carter Beane at Second Stage Theatre. The production marks MR. Beane's return to Second Stage Theatre where his critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated play The Little Dog Laughed premiered in 2005. MR. & MRS. FITCH will be directed by Scott Ellis, who also staged the world premiere and Broadway transfer of The Little Dog Laughed. Opening night for MR & MRS FITCH is scheduled for Thursday, February 22. (more...)

August Wilson┬'s FENCES Plays Final Show at South Coast Repertory┬'s Segerstrom Stage 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2010

Fences, August Wilson's powerful story of a fractured African-American family in 1950s Pittsburgh, will play its final show on February 21. (more...)

Northwestern University Presents THE STATE(S) OF AMERICA, 3/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

The Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University (TIC) presents The State(s) of America: The Regina Taylor Project, a one-weekend-only festival of student-created new works, curated by Regina Taylor. The festival runs Friday, March 4 - Sunday, March 6, 2011. (more...)

THE CLEAN HOUSE Comes To ICT, Opens 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2010

A housekeeper who hates cleaning prefers trying to dream up the funniest joke in the world, even though she's convinced it might kill her. (more...)

TRUST Opens at 2nd Stage, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) opens it's latest production, TRUST, starring Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor tonight, August 12. TRUST is written by Paul Weitz and directed by Peter DuBois. Mr. Weitz returns to Second Stage Theatre, where his plays Privilege and Show People premiered in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's acclaimed production of Becky Shaw, TRUST began previews on Friday, July 23 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street). The production runs through September 5. (more...)

Jan Maxwell Leads WINGS at Second Stage; Previews Begin Oct. 5, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that Tony Award nominee JAN MAXWELL will star in Arthur Kopit's acclaimed play WINGS this fall. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company), WINGS will begin previews at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street) on Tuesday, October 5. The production will officially open on Sunday, October 24. (more...)

Long Wharf Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE 4/28-5/23, Cast Includes Tim Hopper & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2010

Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein follows up his triumphant re-examination of The Glass Menagerie and his exploration of the new works of Athol Fugard with his adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, running on the Mainstage from April 28 through May 23. (more...)

Sengbloh and Mambo Set For CABARET GOURMET 2011 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

Off-Broadway's The Play Company will feature superb entertainment by Broadway performers and succulent foods prepared by some NYC's top chefs at its 8th annual gala CABARET GOURMENT 2011, set for Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse (227 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Long Wharf Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE 4/28-5/23, Cast Includes Tim Hopper & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2010

Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein follows up his triumphant re-examination of The Glass Menagerie and his exploration of the new works of Athol Fugard with his adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, running on the Mainstage from April 28 through May 23. (more...)

Ally, Archie, Weiss Cast In 2ST's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that USMAN ALLY, TERENCE ARCHIE, DESMIN BORGES, CHRISTIAN LITKE, and MICHAEL T. WEISS (NBC's 'The Pretender') will star in the New York premiere of THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, a new play written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Edward Torres. (more...)

The Black Rep Continues Season 33 with Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/5 - 5/23
by Chris Gibson - Apr 16, 2010

Black Rep to present ART by Yasmina Reza May 5 - 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

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