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Sean Graney to Direct 'SHREW' for 2011 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Sep 28, 2010

On the heels of its most successful season ever, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' Executive Director Rick Dildine announced today that award-winning Chicago director and playwright Sean Graney will direct its 2011 production of The Taming of the Shrew. Named 'Chicagoan of the Year (Theater)' by the Chicago Tribune in 2004, Graney is Founder and Artistic Director of The Hypocrites and has directed most of its productions since 1997, including Equus and Machinal, for which he received Joseph Jefferson Citations in 2005 and 2003 respectively. (more...)

Asolo Rep Tours Schools & Other Venues With ANTIGONE NOW, Starts 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2010

Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training with a touring production of Antigone Now, Melissa Cooper's new play inspired by Sophocles' Antigone. The "New Stages" play for 2010, Antigone Now reaches out to schools, organizations, venues and many unique locations throughout the region. (more...)

Asolo Rep Tours Schools & Other Venues With ANTIGONE NOW, Starts 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2010

Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training with a touring production of Antigone Now, Melissa Cooper's new play inspired by Sophocles' Antigone. The "New Stages" play for 2010, Antigone Now reaches out to schools, organizations, venues and many unique locations throughout the region. (more...)

SBCC Theatre Arts Department Presents MACHINAL 10/20-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

SBCC Theatre Arts Department will begin the fall with an intriguing drama by Sophie Treadwell, Machinal. It will run October 20-November 6, 2010 in the intimate Interim Theatre on SBCC's West Campus. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA Opens at Signature Theatre, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2010

Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) opens the first New York revival of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning epic work, ANGELS IN AMERICA: A GAY FANTASIA ON NATIONAL THEMES on October 28. The production will be directed by Michael Greif. ANGELS IN AMERICA is the first production of Signature's 20th Anniversary season, celebrating the works of Tony Kushner. (more...)

SBCC Presents MACHINAL, 10/20-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

SBCC Theatre Arts Department will open the fall semester with a student showcase production of Sophie Treadwell's drama Machinal, directed by Katie Laris, October 20-November 6, in the Interim Theatre on SBCC's West Campus. (more...)

SBCC Theatre Arts Department Presents MACHINAL 10/20-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

SBCC Theatre Arts Department will begin the fall with an intriguing drama by Sophie Treadwell, Machinal. It will run October 20-November 6, 2010 in the intimate Interim Theatre on SBCC's West Campus. (more...)

Osnes & Jordan to Lead BONNIE & CLYDE at Asolo Rep; Full Cast Announced
by BWW - Oct 19, 2010

Asolo Repertory Theatre announced the complete cast of its upcoming production of Bonnie & Clyde a thrilling new musical with book by Ivan Menchell (The Cemetery Club, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang); music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel); lyrics by Tony Award-winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard, Song and Dance); Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by John McDaniel; and direction and musical staging by Tony Award- winner Jeff Calhoun (Deaf West's Big River and Pippin, Grease!). The production runs from November 16 - December 19, 2010 on the Asolo Rep mainstage-The Mertz Theatre. The press opening is November 19, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Molly Pope to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

Molly Pope - the big-belting singer praised for 'her viscerally thrilling alto' by Time Out New York - will debut a brand new show at Joe's Pub on Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00 PM. 'Introducing Molly Pope' brings the acclaimed old-school vocalist back to the Public in a musical romp through a decade of life in New York City. Ms. Pope lends her signature retro vibe to material spanning 80 years of pop music, ranging from Tin Pan Alley to Amy Winehouse, as she traces her path from fresh-off-the-bus ingénue to self-styled urbanite and beyond. (more...)

Fiona Shaw Joins 4th Season of TRUE BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

According to Deadline.com, Fiona Shaw is set to join the cast of Alan Ball's True Blood for its fourth season. Th stage star will play Marnie, 'a mousy, timid and secretly self loathing storefront medium and palm reader who is taken over by the spirit of a powerful witch.' (more...)

SBCC Theatre Arts Department Closes MACHINAL 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2010

SBCC Theatre Arts Department will begin the fall with an intriguing drama by Sophie Treadwell, Machinal. It will run October 20-November 6, 2010 in the intimate Interim Theatre on SBCC's West Campus. (more...)

Molly Pope to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2010

Molly Pope - the big-belting singer praised for 'her viscerally thrilling alto' by Time Out New York - will debut a brand new show at Joe's Pub on Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00 PM. 'Introducing Molly Pope' brings the acclaimed old-school vocalist back to the Public in a musical romp through a decade of life in New York City. Ms. Pope lends her signature retro vibe to material spanning 80 years of pop music, ranging from Tin Pan Alley to Amy Winehouse, as she traces her path from fresh-off-the-bus ingénue to self-styled urbanite and beyond. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Presents 2011 Summer Drama Camp
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2011

Lifeline Theatre Presents 2011 Summer Drama Camp- Two-Week Camp for 7-11 year-olds NEW: One-Week Camp for 4-6 year-olds (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents LAS MENINAS Runs Thru May 15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

Asolo Repertory Theatre is thrilled to introduce Florida audiences to Las Meninas, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. (more...)

Columbia University Theatre Arts Program Presents MACHINAL 3/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Columbia University School of the Arts, Theatre Arts Program presents Machinal (more...)

Fiona Shaw, Gary Cole Join 4th Season of TRUE BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2011

According to Ew.com, Fiona Shaw and Gary Cole are set to join the cast of Alan Ball's True Blood for its fourth season. Th stage star will play Marnie, 'a mousy, timid and secretly self loathing storefront medium and palm reader who is taken over by the spirit of a powerful witch.' No details have been released on Cole's character. (more...)

Art Of Warr Productions Presents Benefit Concert At the D-Lounge, 3/7
by Sarah Moore - Mar 7, 2011

2010 MAC Award Nominee Joshua Warr is launching his new production company this year and is celebrating with a star-studded concert fundraising event with more than a few tricks in the bag. A dazzling assortment of the best and brightest talent from Broadway, Cabaret, Dance and Magic unite to celebrate the start-up of Art of Warr Productions. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents LAS MENINAS Runs Thru May 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

Asolo Repertory Theatre is thrilled to introduce Florida audiences to Las Meninas, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. (more...)

Tony Kushner's INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE... Delays Previews to Accommodate Additional Dress Rehearsal; Performances Now Begin 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2011

The first preview of Tony Kushner's THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES has been postponed a day to provide the cast and crew with an additional dress rehearsal. The production will now begin performances on Wednesday, March 23 at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street). The production is presented by The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) and Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) in association with the Guthrie Theater (Joe Dowling, Director). Michael Greif, who directed the world premiere at the Guthrie in April 2009, directs the New York premiere, which opens on Thursday, May 5 and runs through June 12. (more...)

Main Street Theater Presents OR, Closes 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Main Street Theater continues its inaugural New/Now Series with the regional premiere of Or, by Liz Duffy Adams. [Please note: there IS a comma (,) in the title itself.] The production will close on March 20 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Hartford Stage will celebrate the artistic partnership among director Michael Wilson, set designer Jeff Cowie, and sound designer John Gromada in Working with Michael, a multi-media exhibit in 'room,' Hartford Stage's new function space. At the same time, the theatre will unveil Part II of Capturing the Moment, a season-long retrospective of the work of company photographer T. Charles Ericson, commemorating his 25 years with Hartford Stage. The Ericson installation will be in the theatre's upper lobby. The exhibits coincide with the run of Divine Rivalry, a world premiere play by noted political journalist Michael Kramer, which is the last MainStage production Wilson will be directing as Hartford Stage Artistic Director. Cowie designed the sets for the production, and Gromada the sound and original music. Official opening of both exhibits is Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., directly before the 7:30 performance of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

Hartford Stage will celebrate the artistic partnership among director Michael Wilson, set designer Jeff Cowie, and sound designer John Gromada in Working with Michael, a multi-media exhibit in 'room,' Hartford Stage's new function space. At the same time, the theatre will unveil Part II of Capturing the Moment, a season-long retrospective of the work of company photographer T. Charles Ericson, commemorating his 25 years with Hartford Stage. The Ericson installation will be in the theatre's upper lobby. The exhibits coincide with the run of Divine Rivalry, a world premiere play by noted political journalist Michael Kramer, which is the last MainStage production Wilson will be directing as Hartford Stage Artistic Director. Cowie designed the sets for the production, and Gromada the sound and original music. Official opening of both exhibits is Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., directly before the 7:30 performance of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

Main Street Theater Presents THIS, Previews 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2011

This is a tart, witty un-romantic comedy. This is the deepest of human feeling, honesty, grief. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents LAS MENINAS 3/18-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2011

Asolo Repertory Theatre is thrilled to introduce Florida audiences to Las Meninas, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. (more...)

Blessed Unrest Presents MACHINAL, 2/13-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Blessed Unrest, Winner of the 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, presents Machinal at the Interart Theater, 500 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019. Performances begin Saturday, February 19 through Monday, March 14. (more...)

Brava Theatre Presents THE OLDEST PROFESSION, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2011

To create discourse about sex and age, Brava Theater presents The Oldest Profession, written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive, Baltimore Waltz). Directed by Brava Company Member Evren Odcikin and musical arrangements by Angela Dwyer, this production recognizes the awareness of women playwrights and the men that support them. Vogel's commentary on aging and sex will come to life during Women's History Month and in correlation with Support Women Arts Now (SWAN) DAY on March 26th. The Oldest Profession runs March 12th through April 9th (press opening, Monday, March 14th) at Brava Theater in San Francisco's historic Mission District (2781 24th Street at York). For tickets ($10-25) and information, the public can call the Brava Theater Box Office at 415-647-2822 or visit www.brava.org. (more...)

Main Street Theater Presents OR, 3/11-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

Main Street Theater continues its inaugural New/Now Series with the regional premiere of Or, by Liz Duffy Adams. [Please note: there IS a comma (,) in the title itself.] (more...)

Final Week of Performances Begin for The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

Tony Kushner's THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES presented by The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) and Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) in association with the Guthrie Theater (Joe Dowling, Director) will begin its final week of performances on Tuesday, June 7. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents HOME DEATH, Begins July 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

Home Death, a new play by Olivier Award winner Nell Dunn, will play for six performances only on Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 10 July 2011 (Press Night: Monday, 11 July 2011 at 7.30pm) at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Local Cast for Season Opener, August: Osage County
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, has cast thirteen veteran Kansas City actors in the Rep's production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, which Rosen will direct. The show runs September 16-October 9 at the Rep's Spencer Theatre. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT 8/9-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

Comedian Colin Quinn will bring his incisive one-man exploration of world history, Long Story Short from Broadway to Long Wharf Theatre. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents HOME DEATH, Begins July 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2011

Home Death, a new play by Olivier Award winner Nell Dunn, will play for six performances only on Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 10 July 2011 (Press Night: Monday, 11 July 2011 at 7.30pm) at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre. (more...)

Duncan, Rickman & Shaw Lead Abbey's 'BORKMAN' at BAM, 1/7-2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2011

BAM_20010101 BAM Presents JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Frank McGuinness. This production comes from the Abbey Theatre, Ireland and is directed by James Macdonald with set design by Tom Pye, costume design by Joan Bergin, lighting design by Jean Kalman, and sound design by Ian Dickinson (more...)

Brava Theatre Presents THE OLDEST PROFESSION, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2011

To create discourse about sex and age, Brava Theater presents The Oldest Profession, written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive, Baltimore Waltz). Directed by Brava Company Member Evren Odcikin and musical arrangements by Angela Dwyer, this production recognizes the awareness of women playwrights and the men that support them. Vogel's commentary on aging and sex will come to life during Women's History Month and in correlation with Support Women Arts Now (SWAN) DAY on March 26th. The Oldest Profession runs March 12th through April 9th (press opening, Monday, March 14th) at Brava Theater in San Francisco's historic Mission District (2781 24th Street at York). For tickets ($10-25) and information, the public can call the Brava Theater Box Office at 415-647-2822 or visit www.brava.org. (more...)

Blessed Unrest Presents MACHINAL, 2/13-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

Blessed Unrest, Winner of the 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, presents Machinal at the Interart Theater, 500 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019. Performances begin Saturday, February 19 through Monday, March 14. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

Hartford Stage will celebrate the artistic partnership among director Michael Wilson, set designer Jeff Cowie, and sound designer John Gromada in Working with Michael, a multi-media exhibit in 'room,' Hartford Stage's new function space. At the same time, the theatre will unveil Part II of Capturing the Moment, a season-long retrospective of the work of company photographer T. Charles Ericson, commemorating his 25 years with Hartford Stage. The Ericson installation will be in the theatre's upper lobby. The exhibits coincide with the run of Divine Rivalry, a world premiere play by noted political journalist Michael Kramer, which is the last MainStage production Wilson will be directing as Hartford Stage Artistic Director. Cowie designed the sets for the production, and Gromada the sound and original music. Official opening of both exhibits is Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., directly before the 7:30 performance of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents LAS MENINAS 3/18-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

Asolo Repertory Theatre is thrilled to introduce Florida audiences to Las Meninas, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA Extends For Fourth And Final Time Thru 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) is pleased to announce a fourth extension for the first New York revival of Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, directed by Michael Greif. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Announces Spring 2011 Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2011

Rogers Park's award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children (more...)

Main Street Theater Presents OR,
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2011

Main Street Theater continues its inaugural New/Now Series with the regional premiere of Or, by Liz Duffy Adams. [Please note: there IS a comma (,) in the title itself.] (more...)

Art Of Warr Productions Presents Benefit Concert At the D-Lounge
by Sarah Moore - Feb 17, 2011

2010 MAC Award Nominee Joshua Warr is launching his new production company this year and is celebrating with a star-studded concert fundraising event with more than a few tricks in the bag. A dazzling assortment of the best and brightest talent from Broadway, Cabaret, Dance and Magic unite to celebrate the start-up of Art of Warr Productions. (more...)

Columbia University Theatre Arts Program Presents MACHINAL 3/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

Columbia University School of the Arts, Theatre Arts Program presents Machinal (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...)

Blessed Unrest Presents MACHINAL, 2/13-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Blessed Unrest, Winner of the 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, presents Machinal at the Interart Theater, 500 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019. Performances begin Saturday, February 19 through Monday, March 14. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Announces Spring 2011 Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2011

Rogers Park's award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children (more...)

Pasquale, Esper, Spinella, et al. Set for Kushner's HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) and Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) in association with the Guthrie Theater (Joe Dowling, Director) are pleased to announce initial casting for the New York premiere of Tony Kushner's THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES. (more...)

Duncan, Rickman & Shaw Lead Abbey's 'BORKMAN' at BAM, 1/7-2/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2010

BAM_20010101 BAM Presents JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Frank McGuinness. This production comes from the Abbey Theatre, Ireland and is directed by James Macdonald with set design by Tom Pye, costume design by Joan Bergin, lighting design by Jean Kalman, and sound design by Ian Dickinson (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT 8/9-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

Comedian Colin Quinn will bring his incisive one-man exploration of world history, Long Story Short from Broadway to Long Wharf Theatre. (more...)

Main Street Theater Presents THIS, Closes 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2011

This is a tart, witty un-romantic comedy. This is the deepest of human feeling, honesty, grief. This is the raw and human tale of 5 friends trying to find their way through mid-life and face reality. (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA Closes 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2011

After a number of extensions, the first New York revival of Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, directed by Michael Greif at the Signature Theatre will close on April 24. (more...)

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