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Norbert Leo Butz & Elizabeth Reaser to Co-Star in Second Stage's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2011

Two Time Tony Award winner NORBERT LEO BUTZ (Catch Me If You Can) and Emmy and Independent Spirit Award nominee ELIZABETH REASER (Twilight, Grey's Anatomy) will co-star in Second Stage Theatre's upcoming production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive. Directed by Kate Whoriskey, the production begins previews on Tuesday, January 24 and officially opens on Monday, February 13 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...)

Chita Rivera & John Cullum to Headline THE VISIT Actors' Fund Broadway Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre have announced details for their upcoming one-night-only benefit concert performance of Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, starring Broadway stage legends and Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum. Directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking and musical direction by David Loud, the performance will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 West 49th Street), current home to the celebrated revival of Kander & Ebb's worldwide smash Chicago. (more...)

New Rep Announces THREE VIEWINGS by Jeffrey Hatcher 11/27-12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, has announced Three Viewings by award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. (more...)

THE JUDY SHOW: MY LIFE AS A SITCOM Ends Extended Engagement 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2011

The Judy Show - My Life As A Sitcom, the new comedy starring Judy Gold, will end it's extended limited engagement at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 E 15th Street) on November 27th. (more...)

Cleveland Playhouse's THE GAME┬'S AFOOT Opens Today; Runs Thru 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2011

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is thrilled to present a world premiere by multi-Tony Award®-nominated playwright and winner of the Olivier and Helen Hayes Awards, Ken Ludwig. (more...)

BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: A Look Back!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, everyone! If you're a follower of BWW's School in the Spotlight series, you'll know that every Friday, we shine a spotlight on a school's performing arts program. With today being the day after Thanksgiving, to keep that celebratory feeling going, we bring you a special look back at the schools that have been featured in the past few weeks. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Announces 2nd Extension of THE LYONS Thru 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2011

Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) is extending its world-premiere production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS a second time -- extending now through November 20 -- it has been announced by The Vineyard's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

Signature Theatre Presents A SECOND CHANCE 11/15-12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2011

In a special limited engagement, Signature Theatre presents the world premiere musical A Second Chance, featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Ted Shen. Directed by Jonathan Butterell (Signature's Giant), A Second Chance fuses jazz and musical theater stylings, with musical direction by Zak Sandler. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre's THE LYONS Extends Through November 11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

Vineyard Theatre is extending its world-premiere production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS, starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, through November 11, it has been announced by The Vineyard's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Muddy Waters Theatre Presents Haunting Production of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by Chris Gibson - Nov 10, 2011

Muddy Waters Theatre end their season dedicated to playwright Paula Vogel with her award-winning work, How I Learned to Drive, and it's easily the most accomplished and straightforward of her plays. It lacks the humor of the others that were presented this season, but it replaces the laughs with something deeper that disturbs and stays with the viewer long after the play has ended. This is a very successful staging of this haunting work powered by sharp direction and stellar performances. (more...)

Theatre Horizon Presents Voices of Christmas, Previews 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

Theatre Horizon continues its holiday show tradition with Voices of Christmas, an evening of songs and stories directed by Theatre Horizon's Resident Director and Barrymore Award winner Matthew Decker. (more...)

David Pittu and More Lead CQ/CX at Atlantic this Winter; David Leveaux Helms
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2012

Atlantic Theater Company will present the world premiere production of Gabe McKinley's play CQ/CX, directed by Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux and featuring Larry Bryggman, Peter Jay Fernandez, Tim Hopper, Arliss Howard, Kobi Libii, David Pittu, Steve Rosen and Sheila Tapia. (more...)

Pasek & 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...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE, Previews 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

SSU Department of Theatre Arts & Dance Brings HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE On the Road
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is behind the wheel again with Paula Vogel's "How I Learned to Drive." The critically acclaimed production, which sold out each of its SSU campus performances last fall, is slated for three encore performances in February and March. (more...)

Seattle Theater Writers Announce 2011 Winners of Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

Seattle Theater Writers, a group of 11 local theater writers and reviewers, has announced the 2011 winners of the first annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, a new set of theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the Equity and non-Equity spectrum. 2011 marks the 100th year of Ms. Lee's birth in Seattle. (more...)

Vali Forrister Leads Cast of Jessika Malone-directed HOUSE OF BERNARDA ELBA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 16, 2012

Vali Forrister retuns to the stage for the first time since her 2006 triumph in How I Learned to Drive to lead the cast of Actors Bridge Ensemble and the Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance's production of Frederico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba. Jessika Malone, artistic associate at ABE, directs the cast of Emily Mann's adaptation of Lorca's work which has been described as 'a cross between Downton Abbey and The Bachelor with an added splash of Mommie Dearest.' (more...)

Mark Brokaw to Helm Broadway's CINDERELLA in 2012-2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2012

Mark Brokaw will direct the new, first-ever Broadway-bound production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, it has been announced by Robyn Goodman, who will produce the musical along with Aged in Wood Productions. (more...)

Zayd Dohrn's OUTSIDE PEOPLE Begins At Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2012

The world-premiere of Zayd Dohrn's play OUTSIDE PEOPLE, directed by Evan Cabnet and co-produced by Vineyard Theatre and Naked Angels begins preview performances December 21 prior to an official press opening of January 10 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East. 15th Street). (more...)

Playwright Paula Vogel to Appear at Drama Book Shop Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2012

The Drama Book Shop has announced that Paula Vogel, the pulitzer prize-winning playwright of How I Learned to Drive will appear on Wedneday, today from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Paula Vogel's acclaimed play is returning to New York City for the first time since its premiere 15 years ago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom Opens At Aurora Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2012

Aurora Theatre welcomes patrons to the dark side of video gaming in the suburbs with Jennifer Haley's Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, running February 12-March 4, 2012. (more...)

BroadwayGirlNYC: Picks for February
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Feb 8, 2012

Happy February!! Eager to get a jump start on booking up your calendar for the month? Since no one can be everywhere at once, here are my official BroadwayGirlNYC picks for the month of February. (more...)

Cabaret Theatre Presents How I Learned to Drive, Opens 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2012

Cabaret Theatre has announced its first show of the spring semester: How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 4, 2012

If you're looking for a quick roundup of this week's events, look no further: here are some of the best articles the week had to offer! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 28- February 3
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 3, 2012

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of the week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to the West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more! For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 21-27. (more...)

Playwright Paula Vogel to Appear at Drama Book Shop, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2012

The Drama Book Shop has announced that Paula Vogel, the pulitzer prize-winning playwright of How I Learned to Drive will appear on Wedneday, February 8 @ 5.30 - 7:30 pm. (more...)

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...)

Cabaret Theatre Presents How I Learned to Drive, Opens 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

Cabaret Theatre has announced its first show of the spring semester: How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel. (more...)

Vali Forrister Leads Cast of Jessika Malone-directed HOUSE OF BERNARDA ELBA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 17, 2012

Vali Forrister retuns to the stage for the first time since her 2006 triumph in How I Learned to Drive to lead the cast of Actors Bridge Ensemble and the Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance's production of Frederico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba. Jessika Malone, artistic associate at ABE, directs the cast of Emily Mann's adaptation of Lorca's work which has been described as 'a cross between Downton Abbey and The Bachelor with an added splash of Mommie Dearest.' (more...)

Theatre Communications Group and The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR Announce 'In Conversation with Anne Bogart,' 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, announce the third event in the series, TCG Playwrights in Conversation: Discussions and Readings - In Conversation with Anne Bogart. In celebration of TCG's 50th anniversary, four events featuring conversations with TCG authors and featured artists are being presented at The Greene Space, WNYC and WQXR's innovative broadcast studio and performance venue. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA from Actors Bridge and Belmont University
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2012

Jessika Malone, artistic associate at ABE, directs the cast of Emily Mann's adaptation of Lorca's work which has been described as 'a cross between Downton Abbey and The Bachelor with an added splash of Mommie Dearest.' Opening, Friday, February 17, and running through February 26, The House of Bernarda Alba plays Belmont University's Troutt Theatre at 2100 Belmont Boulevard. General admission tickets are $18, with tickets for seniors at $12. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Debra Messing & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

Stars of both stage and screen are set to join the celebration when the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre honors Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin at the Off-Broadway company's annual Gala on Monday, March 12 beginning at 6:00pm at the Hudson Theater. Ms. Lavin made her Vineyard Theatre debut earlier this season in the critically acclaimed production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Celebrates Opening Night at Second Stage!
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's opened Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser, last night, February 13. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage of the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Starry Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's opened Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser, last night, February 13. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage of the theater arrivals below! (more...)

Review Roundup: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW - Feb 14, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's opened Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser, last night, February 13. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with Norbert Leo Butz, Paula Vogel & More at HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's opened Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser, last night, February 13. BroadwayWorld was inside the after party to celebrate. Click below to hear from the cast and company! (more...)

Review - How I Learned To Drive
by Ben Peltz - Feb 14, 2012

Given its pedigree as a Pulitzer winner that swept every playwriting award an Off-Broadway entry could win during its premiere run in 1997, you would think that Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive would follow the lead of other Off-Broadway successes like Driving Miss Daisy, Steel Magnolias and, most recently, Wit, and return to New York in a Broadway production. (more...)

Review - Merrily We Roll Along: Back To Before
by Ben Peltz - Feb 13, 2012

The original Broadway cast album of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along is one of those handful of recordings - like Mack and Mabel and Candide - that a musical theatre lover can listen to hundreds of times without hearing a clue as to why the show flopped.  The quick answer, and usually the most unfair one, is 'the book.'  More often, though, the more complete answer is ambition. (more...)

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...)

Finborough Theatre Presents AUTUMN FIRE, March 4-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2012

Cassie Hodges for Bloomsday in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre presents The first London production in 80 years of Autumn Fire. (more...)

Johnna Adams, Alice Birch, et al. Named Finalists for 2012 Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, now celebrating its thirty-fourth year. The ten Finalists for the 2011-2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, chosen from over 100 submitted plays, are: (more...)

Theatre Horizon Presents Voices of Christmas, Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2011

Theatre Horizon continues its holiday show tradition with Voices of Christmas, an evening of songs and stories directed by Theatre Horizon's Resident Director and Barrymore Award winner Matthew Decker. (more...)

Kevin Cahoon, Jennifer Regan, Marnie Schulenburg Join Second Stage's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2011

Kevin Cahoon (The Wedding Singer, The Foreigner), Jennifer Regan (Born Yesterday) and Marnie Schulenburg (24-hour Musical) join two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can) and Emmy and Independent Spirit Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight, Grey's Anatomy) in Second Stage Theatre's upcoming production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive. (more...)

Zayd Dohrn's OUTSIDE PEOPLE Begins At Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2011

The world-premiere of Zayd Dohrn's play OUTSIDE PEOPLE, directed by Evan Cabnet and co-produced by Vineyard Theatre and Naked Angels begins preview performances December 21 prior to an official press opening of January 10 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East. 15th Street). (more...)

Zayd Dohrn's OUTSIDE PEOPLE Begins At Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2011

The world-premiere of Zayd Dohrn's play OUTSIDE PEOPLE, directed by Evan Cabnet and co-produced by Vineyard Theatre and Naked Angels begins preview performances December 21 prior to an official press opening of January 10 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East. 15th Street). (more...)

Vineyard Theatre and Naked Angels Present OUTSIDE PEOPLE, Opening January 2012
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2011

The Vineyard Theatre in collaboration with Naked Angels will co-produce the world-premiere of Zayd Dohrn's play OUTSIDE PEOPLE, directed by Evan Cabnet at The Vineyard (108 East 15th Street), with previews expected to begin late December prior to an official opening in early January 2012, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director of Vineyard Theatre and Sarah Stern, The Vineyard's Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

Arena Announces Contract Renewal of Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2011

The Arena Stage Board of Trustees has announced that it has renewed the contracts of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Managing Director Edgar Dobie for five additional years with the theater. (more...)

New Rep Announces THREE VIEWINGS by Jeffrey Hatcher 11/27-12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, has announced Three Viewings by award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. (more...)

Cleveland Playhouse Presents THE GAME┬'S AFOOT 11/25-12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2011

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is thrilled to present a world premiere by multi-Tony Award®-nominated playwright and winner of the Olivier and Helen Hayes Awards, Ken Ludwig. (more...)

Dates, Guidelines Announced for 2012 Yale Institute for Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2011

The Yale Institute For Music Theater (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) will select up to three original music theatre works to be developed in an intensive lab setting in New Haven June 4-17, 2012. Submissions will be accepted December 15, 2011, through February 1, 2012. (more...)

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