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Rosie Perez Joins David Hyde Pierce in MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2011

The Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the upcoming world premiere of CLOSE UP SPACE by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Leigh Silverman. Joining the cast is Academy Award & Emmy Award nominee Rosie Perez (Fearless, The Ritz) as famous author 'Vanessa Finn Adams.' Completing the cast are Jessica DiGiovanni (Off-Broadway Debut) and Colby Minifie (The Pillowman, Landscape of the Body) as well as already announced Tony Award and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce ('Frasier', Curtains) and Obie Award winner Michael Chernus (The Aliens, In The Wake). (more...)

David Hyde Pierce to Lead THE LANDING at Vineyard Theatre; Scott Ellis to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce has been cast in the Vineyard Theatre's Developmental Lab Production of THE LANDING (previously titled 'Andra') -- a collection of three related one-act musicals written by the celebrated composer John Kander and his new collaborator, Greg Pierce - to be directed by Scott Ellis, with David Loud as musical director, it has been announced by artistic director Douglas Aibel and co-artistic director Sarah Stern. THE LANDING will be presented in the spring of 2012 at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.). (more...)

FringeNYC Encore Presents 'Hillary Agonistes,' 9-Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2007

The Fringe NYC Encore Series presents the Playwrights' Arena and Frantic Redhead production of Hillary Agonistes as part of the Fringe NYC Encore Series, for nine more performances only, at the Bleecker Street Theater. (more...)

South Coast Rep Presents 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' Starting 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2008

South Coast Repertory will present the Southern California premiere of Dead Man's Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl's fantastical new play about a woman who answers a dead man's cell phone and finds her life turned upside down. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, Dead Man's Cell Phone runs Sept. 21 - Oct. 12 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

South Coast Rep Presents 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' Starting 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2008

South Coast Repertory will present the Southern California premiere of Dead Man's Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl's fantastical new play about a woman who answers a dead man's cell phone and finds her life turned upside down. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, Dead Man's Cell Phone runs Sept. 21 - Oct. 12 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

Gilpin And Stewart Join MATTHEW MODINE SAVES THE ALPACAS Opens 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2009

With Matthew Modine playing a role he is unequivocally perfect for (a fictionalized version of himself), one can imagine the casting challenge for the rest of the characters in the Geffen Playhouse's upcoming production of Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas. But - barring having identical names to the characters they play - the Geffen Playhouse's cast includes a troupe of comedians befitting their satirical roles. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver and More Lead Lincoln Center's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Beginning 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver will be featured in the New York premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, beginning performances tonight, October 25 and opening Monday, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

James McAvoy Stars in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at the Apollo, Previews Begin 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2008

James McAvoy joins Nigel Harman in Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain, which opens at the Apollo Theatre on February 10th 2009. Previews begin January 30th. The female lead is yet to be cast. (more...)

SCR to Present Premiere of Greenberg's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2008

Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair will receive its World Premiere at South Coast Repertory as part of the theater's 12th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival. Commissioned by SCR and directed by Pam MacKinnon, Our Mother's Brief Affair will run April 3 through May 3, 2009 on the Segerstrom Stage. Low-priced previews are available from April 3 through April 9. (more...)

Boyd Gaines Joins Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones in Australia's DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

Four-time Tony Award® winner Boyd Gaines joins five-time Tony Award® and three-time Academy Award® nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award® winner James Earl Jones in the Australian production of Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

Michael Feinstein and David Hyde Pierce Join Forces At Feinstein's, 12/1-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2009

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed 'Best of New York' by New York Magazine and 'an invaluable New York institution' by The New York Post, will conclude its star-studded Fall 2009 season with the first joint engagement of the club's founder MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and Emmy and Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star DAVID HYDE PIERCE from December 1 - 30 (more...)

Patricia Clarkson, Veanne Cox & Leslie Ayvazian Team Up for 'Vineyard Voices' Panel, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2009

Playwright Nicky Silver - whose plays PTERODACTYLS, RAISED IN CAPTIVITY, THE ALTRUISTS, THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER, EROS TRILOGY and BEAUTIFUL CHILD have all debuted at the Vineyard Theatre - will be joined by actresses Patricia Clarkson, Veanne Cox and Leslie Ayvazian in an evening titled, 'Nicky Silver and his Leading Ladies,' the third in VINEYARD VOICES series of panel discussions with theatre artists, on Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at the Vineyard Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

Lyndsey Marshal Joins THREE DAYS OF RAIN, Previews Begin 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2008

Lyndsey Marshal joins James McAvoy and Nigel Harman in Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain, which opens at the Apollo Theatre on Tuesday 10 February 2009 with previews from 30 January. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver and More Lead Lincoln Center's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Opening Tonight, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver in the New York premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, which began performances Thursday, October 25 and opens tonight, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Tony Nominee Q&A with David Hyde Pierce
by BWW - May 29, 2007

Curtains star David Hyde Pierce chats with BroadwayWorld in our Tony Award nominee interview series (more...)

Legacy of Light Marks Send-off Play at 8500 Euclid Avenue
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

Legacy of Light, a new play by Karen Zacarias, anchors the sixth annual FusionFest of new work and completes the Cleveland Play House's 84-year run at 8500 Euclid Avenue. (more...)

Actors and Directors Announced for SCR's 12th Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival 5/1 - 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2009

South Coast Repertory has announced the lineup of actors and directors who will participate in the 12th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF). Since its creation in 1998, PPF has grown into one of the most important festivals of new scripts in the United States. This year?s Festival will take place during the May 1 through May 3 weekend and will feature five staged readings and two fully-produced World Premieres on South Coast Repertory?s Segerstrom and Julianne Argryos Stages. Tickets to PPF may be purchased online at www.scr.org, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or in person at the SCR box office. (more...)

Reg Rogers to Star in South Coast Rep 'Injured Party'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2008

Obie winner and Tony Award nominee Reg Rogers will star in The Injured Party, a new comedy by Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg. Commissioned by SCR and directed by Trip Cullman, The Injured Party will receive its World Premiere at South Coast Repertory during the 11th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival. The show will run from April 20 through May 11, 2008 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Low-priced previews are available from April 20 through April 24. Opening night is April 25. Press night is Saturday, April 26 at 7:45 p.m. Tickets to The Injured Party may be purchased online at www.scr.org, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or in person at the SCR box office (more...)

Legacy of Light Marks Send-off Play at 8500 Euclid Avenue
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2011

Legacy of Light, a new play by Karen Zacarias, anchors the sixth annual FusionFest of new work and completes the Cleveland Play House's 84-year run at 8500 Euclid Avenue. (more...)

Stephen Kunken, Grace Gummer & More Complete Casting for MTC's THE COLUMNIST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced additional casting for the upcoming world premiere of THE COLUMNIST, by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce's PERFECT HOST Film Gets July Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2011

According to published reports, 'The Perfect Host,' starring stage and screen star David Hyde Pierce, is set for a theatrical release on July 1, 2011. The film, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, also stars Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker, Helen Reddy, Megahn Perry and Joseph Will. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver et al. Lead Lincoln Center's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver will be featured in the New York premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, beginning performances Thursday, October 25 and opening Monday, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Boyd Gaines On This Weeks Downstage Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2008

The American Theatre Wing and XM Satellite Radio proudly present an interview with actor Boyd Gaines, on their weekly theatrical interview show, 'Downstage Center,' on XM's On Broadway (XM Channel 28). (more...)

Boyd Gaines On This Weeks Downstage Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2008

The American Theatre Wing and XM Satellite Radio proudly present an interview with actor Boyd Gaines, on their weekly theatrical interview show, 'Downstage Center,' on XM's On Broadway (XM Channel 28). (more...)

David Hyde Pierce's PERFECT HOST Film Gets July Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2011

According to published reports, 'The Perfect Host,' starring stage and screen star David Hyde Pierce, is set for a theatrical release on July 1, 2011. The film, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, also stars Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker, Helen Reddy, Megahn Perry and Joseph Will. (more...)

Barrington Presents 'The Violet Hour'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2008

Barrington Stage Company, under the artistic leadership of Julianne Boyd, presents the Berkshire-area premiere of The Violet Hour, an imaginative and thought-provoking play about love, time and fate, by award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out). (more...)

Barnes to Play Clinton in FringeNYC's 'Hillary Agonistes'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2007

Playwrights' Arena in association with Frantic Redhead Productions is proud to present the US Premiere of Hillary Agnonistes as part of the 11th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Goodman Theatre And Playwrights Horizons Partner For FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2011

Playwrights Horizons announced in December that it had commissioned FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, The Grapes of Wrath). (more...)

James McAvoy Stars in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at the Apollo, Previews Begin 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2009

James McAvoy joins Nigel Harman in Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain, which opens at the Apollo Theatre on February 10th 2009. Previews begin January 30th. The female lead is yet to be cast. (more...)

Zach Appelman Stars in Folger Theatre's HENRY V, Now thru 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

The epic story of King Henry V's battle with the French during the Hundred Years' War comes alive for the first time at the Folger Theatre, in William Shakespeare's historical drama Henry V. The production, directed by Robert Richmond (Othello and Henry VIII at the Folger), stars Zach Appelman (War Horse on Broadway) in his Folger Theatre debut as Henry V, and will run from tonight, January 22 - March 3, 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Hyde Pierce Raps At Sundance
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2010

First-year Festival Director John Cooper has dubbed the 2010 Sundance Festival a reboot, calling for a return to the Festivals rebellious roots. (more...)

Boyd Gaines & Magaret Colin Join John Lithgow in MTC's THE COLUMNIST this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced that two time Drama Desk Award nominee Margaret Colin ("Gossip Girl," MTC's Defiance) and four time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, Contact) will join Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow in the cast of the world premiere of THE COLUMNIST by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

LA BETE w/ Hyde Pierce, Rylance & Lumley to Hit UK & Bway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2010

David Hirson was born in New York City and was educated at Yale and Oxford. He is the author of two plays for the theatre, La Bęte (1991) and Wrong Mountain (2000), both of which have been produced on Broadway. He has received numerous honours for his work, including the 1992 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy. The original Broadway production of La Bęte was nominated for five Tony awards in 1991. A collected edition of his plays is published by Grove Press. He is currently working on a new version of Die Fledermaus for the Metropolitan Opera. (more...)

Lumley & Hyde Pierce to Team Up in LA BETE for West End & Bway Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2010

The Daily Mail is reporting that actor David Hyde Pierce will team up with British actress and comic Joanna Lumley for a revival of David Hirson's comedy drama 'La Bete'. Joining the duo will be Mark Rylance, currently starring in Jerusalem at the Apollo. (more...)

Patricia Carkson Leads 'Brother's Keeper' Flick
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2009

Patricia Clarkson, is joined by Devon Graye, Madeleine Martin, Danny Glover and wrestling champ John Cena in the WWE film Brother's Keeper, a PG-rated family drama. The film, by John Posey, is being directed by Mel Damski (Mischief). (more...)

Patricia Clarkson, Veanne Cox & Leslie Ayvazian Team Up for 'Vineyard Voices' Panel, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

Playwright Nicky Silver - whose plays PTERODACTYLS, RAISED IN CAPTIVITY, THE ALTRUISTS, THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER, EROS TRILOGY and BEAUTIFUL CHILD have all debuted at the Vineyard Theatre - will be joined by actresses Patricia Clarkson, Veanne Cox and Leslie Ayvazian in an evening titled, 'Nicky Silver and his Leading Ladies,' the third in VINEYARD VOICES series of panel discussions with theatre artists, on Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at the Vineyard Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

Greenberg Premieres 'The Injured Party' at SCR April 2008
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2007

The Injured Party, a new comedy by Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg, will receive its World Premiere at South Coast Repertory during the 11th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival. Commissioned by SCR, and directed by Trip Cullman, The Injured Party will run from April 20 through May 11, 2008 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

Zach Appelman to Star in Folger Theatre's HENRY V, 1/22-3/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

The epic story of King Henry V's battle with the French during the Hundred Years' War comes alive for the first time at the Folger Theatre, in William Shakespeare's historical drama Henry V. The production, directed by Robert Richmond (Othello and Henry VIII at the Folger), stars Zach Appelman (War Horse on Broadway) in his Folger Theatre debut as Henry V, and will run from January 22 - March 3, 2013. (more...)

It's Official: 'Gypsy' Opens March 27 with LuPone, Gaines & Benanti
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2007

Gypsy, the great American musical, will return to Broadway starring Patti LuPone, the leading lady of the American musical theatre. Gypsy will reunite LuPone with co-stars Boyd Gaines and Laura Benanti. Opens March 27, 2008 at St. James Theatre (more...)

GREY GARDENS' Frankel & Korie Team with Greenberg for FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) announced today that it has commissioned FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, The Grapes of Wrath). The musical is being adapted from the acclaimed, award-winning 2002 Focus Features/Vulcan Productions motion picture Far From Heaven, written and directed by Todd Haynes. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Commissions FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) announced today that it has commissioned FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, The Grapes of Wrath). The musical is being adapted from the acclaimed, award-winning 2002 Focus Features/Vulcan Productions motion picture Far From Heaven, written and directed by Todd Haynes. (more...)

Michael Feinstein and David Hyde Pierce Join Forces At Feinstein's, 12/1-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2009

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed 'Best of New York' by New York Magazine and 'an invaluable New York institution' by The New York Post, will conclude its star-studded Fall 2009 season with the first joint engagement of the club's founder MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and Emmy and Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star DAVID HYDE PIERCE from December 1 - 30 (more...)

Gilpin And Stewart Join MATTHEW MODINE SAVES THE ALPACAS Opens 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2009

With Matthew Modine playing a role he is unequivocally perfect for (a fictionalized version of himself), one can imagine the casting challenge for the rest of the characters in the Geffen Playhouse's upcoming production of Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas. But - barring having identical names to the characters they play - the Geffen Playhouse's cast includes a troupe of comedians befitting their satirical roles. (more...)

Boyd Gaines Joins DRIVING MISS DAISY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2010

Boyd Gaines has joined the cast of the Broadway-bound Driving Miss Daisy, playing the role of the son in the production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Boyd Gaines Joins Wall of Fame at Sardi's
by Walter McBride - Aug 1, 2008

Tony winner Boyd Gaines is the newest Broadway star to get his picture on the Sardi's Wall of Fame. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY Closes with Redgrave, Gaines & Jones 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY will end its extended Broadway premiere engagement April 9 at the John Golden Theatre with its three original stars: Tony Award winners James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines. (more...)

Legacy of Light Marks Send-off Play at 8500 Euclid Avenue
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Legacy of Light, a new play by Karen Zacarias, anchors the sixth annual FusionFest of new work and completes the Cleveland Play House's 84-year run at 8500 Euclid Avenue. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Patina Miller, et al. To Present at 2011 OBIES; Anthony Rapp to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced that the 56th Annual Obie Awards will take place on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Webster Hall in the East Village (125 East 11th Street). The awards will be co-hosted by S. Epatha Merkerson and David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

Actors and Directors Announced for SCR's 12th Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival 5/1 - 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2009

South Coast Repertory has announced the lineup of actors and directors who will participate in the 12th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF). Since its creation in 1998, PPF has grown into one of the most important festivals of new scripts in the United States. This year?s Festival will take place during the May 1 through May 3 weekend and will feature five staged readings and two fully-produced World Premieres on South Coast Repertory?s Segerstrom and Julianne Argryos Stages. Tickets to PPF may be purchased online at www.scr.org, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or in person at the SCR box office. (more...)

SCR to Present Premiere of Greenberg's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2009

Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair will receive its World Premiere at South Coast Repertory as part of the theater's 12th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival. Commissioned by SCR and directed by Pam MacKinnon, Our Mother's Brief Affair will run April 3 through May 3, 2009 on the Segerstrom Stage. Low-priced previews are available from April 3 through April 9. (more...)

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