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Jane Alexander and David Gerroll Set for PBS's Marvel-Led AMERICAN MASTERS; Airs 12/28
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2009

Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming PBS special AMERICAN MASTERS starring Elizabeth Marvel as Louisa May Alcott. The cast will include Daniel Gerroll as Bronson Alcott and Jane Alexander as Ednah Cheney. The special is entitled 'Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women' and will air on PBS on December 28th at 9:00pm. (more...)

Hecht, Cristofer, Fontana and Stoll Join Broadway's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2009

Jessica Hecht, Michael Cristofer, Santino Fontana and Corey Stoll are set to join the cast of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE directed by Gregory Mosher on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

Elizabeth Marvel Leads MTC's THAT FACE; Premieres 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2009

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Polly Stenham's THAT FACE will be directed by Sarah Benson (Blasted, Artistic Director of Soho Rep) and will feature three-time Obie winner Elizabeth Marvel (Top Girls, 50 Words). THAT FACE will begin previews on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I for a Tuesday, May 18, 2010 opening night. (more...)

Liv Ullmann Chats About Blanchett and Blanche with NY Post
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

Frank Scheck of the New York Post has an interview up today on the Post's web site with the legendary Liv Ullmann, in which she talks about directing Cate Blanchett in one of the greatest parts of all time (and one of the few that Ullmann herself would have liked to play and never did.) Click here to read the full story about the production which comes to Brooklyn starting on Friday. (more...)

Cate Blanchett Stars in 'STREETCAR' at Kennedy Center 10/29 -11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2009

Sydney Theatre Company's forthcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Liv Ullmann, is to tour to the United States. The production which will play at Sydney Theatre from 1 September to 10 October 2009, featuring STC Co-Artistic Director Cate Blanchett as Blanche DuBois, and will run at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington from 29 October to 21 November 2009 and Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM), New York from 27 November to 20 December 2009. (more...)

Elizabeth Marvel To Star In PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Special Airing Airing 12/28
by Movies News Desk - Nov 19, 2009

On December 28 at 9PM, PBS's acclaimed series American Masters presents the first film biography of an American icon - Louisa May Alcott (more...)

Transport Group Announces GIMME A BREAK! A Benefit Honoring Terrence McNally and Joe Mantello 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2009

Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, has announced that its 2009 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor playwright Terrence McNally and director Joe Mantello on Monday, December 7 at 6:30pm, at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

MTC's EQUIVOCATION Opens Tonight at City Center, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

Manhattan Theatre Club's production of EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain, (former artistic director of Boston Shakespeare Company), directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (Translations, Beauty Queen of Leenane) opens tonight at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Silk Road Theatre Project & The Goodman Presents THE DNA TRAIL, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

Theatre and science become creative companions for the world premiere production of The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity and Utter Confusion, commissioned by Silk Road Theatre Project and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. (more...)

Cheatom, Doman & Marvel Lead Suzan-Lori Park's THE BOOK OF GRACE at The Public, 3/2 - 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

The Public Theater announced complete casting for the world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' THE BOOK OF GRACE, directed by James Macdonald. The complete cast will feature Amari Cheatom as Buddy, John Doman as Vet, and the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel as Grace. THE BOOK OF GRACE will begin previews on Tuesday, March 2 and run through Sunday, April 4 with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 16. All evening performances for THE BOOK OF GRACE will be at 7:30 PM, except for Saturdays at 8 PM. (more...)

Martha Plimpton, Rebecca Luker et al. Set for Lincoln Center's 'American Songbook' Series this Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2010

Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook returns on January 13th for its twelfth season celebrating the diversity of American popular song. For 16 nights of pop, folk, cabaret, country, rock, and show tunes, the series will explore the best of the golden age of musical standards through to today's most dynamic contemporary songwriting. (more...)

MTC Announces EQUIVOCATION Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2010

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced full casting for the New York premiere of EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain (former artistic director of Boston Shakespeare Company), directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (Translations, Beauty Queen of Leenane). (more...)

MTC's Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwrights Featured in New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2010

Three of Manhattan Theatre Club's Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights will participate in the New York Times' Arts & Leisure Weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents A NUMBER And MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2010

Main Street Theater presents an evening of two plays by groundbreaking women playwrights: an adaptation of Sophie Treadwell's impassioned play, Machinal followed by Caryl Churchill's chilling one-act, A Number. (more...)

MTC Opens Donald Margulies' TIME STANDS STILL, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2010

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce that Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James will join the cast of the New York premiere of Donald Margulies' TIME STANDS STILL at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

TIME STANDS STILL Opens Tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2010

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway production of Donald Margulies' TIME STANDS STILL directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (The Homecoming, Proof, Rabbit Hole) will open tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop to Present: TOP SECRET: THE BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2010

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo, L.A. (more...)

Photo Flash: Production Photos of Mirvish Productions' CLOUD 9; Runs 1/19-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010

CLOUD 9 by Caryl Churchill (Top Girls) is an audacious, award-winning play that wraps gender-bending characters and outrageous portrayals of sexuality in thought-provoking satire. Political and sexual oppression are explored in a time-twisted structure: 100 years pass between acts set in British colonial Africa and modern London, with recurring characters aging a mere 25 years. The exhilarating world of CLOUD 9, where age, gender, race and sexuality are defined and re-defined features Ann-Marie MacDonald, Ben Carlson, Megan Follows, Yanna MacIntosh, Evan Buliung, David Jansen and Blair Williams and is directed by Alisa Palmer (Dora Mavor Moore Award for Top Girls). (more...)

American Premiere of THE PITMEN PAINTERS Starring Original UK Cast Coming to MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce that Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Bob Boyett, will produce the Live Theatre, Newcastle /National Theatre of Great Britain's co-production of THE PITMEN PAINTERS by Tony Award winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) with direction by Max Roberts starring the original English company. (more...)

Cheatom, Doman & Marvel Lead Suzan-Lori Park's THE BOOK OF GRACE at The Public, 3/2 - 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2010

The Public Theater announced complete casting for the world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' THE BOOK OF GRACE, directed by James Macdonald. The complete cast will feature Amari Cheatom as Buddy, John Doman as Vet, and the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel as Grace. THE BOOK OF GRACE will begin previews on Tuesday, March 2 and run through Sunday, April 4 with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 16. All evening performances for THE BOOK OF GRACE will be at 7:30 PM, except for Saturdays at 8 PM. (more...)

MTC Presents New York Premiere Of Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION, Previews Begin 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2010

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce the New York premiere of Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION. The limited engagement will begin previews at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street) on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in preparation for a Tuesday, March 2, 2010 opening night. (more...)

Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents LADIES IN RETIREMENT at Theatre 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2010

Pulse Ensemble Theatre will present Edward Percy and Reginald Denham's rarely-produced gothic mystery 'LADIES IN RETIREMENT' at Theatre 3, 311 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor, opening March 8 and continuing its limited engagement through April 3. (more...)

South Coast Rep Announces Search for Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2010

Forty-six years after founding South Coast Repertory, David Emmes and Martin Benson have decided it is time to begin the search for their successor. They have greenlighted a detailed leadership transition plan that is set to culminate later in the year with the naming of a new Artistic Director to join the leadership team. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Presents CHING CHONG CHINAMAN 3/19-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2010

Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director of Pan Asian Repertory Theatre continues its 33rd season with CHING CHONG CHINAMAN, a satirical new comedy by Lauren Yee directed by May Adrales. (more...)

Cate Blanchett's Speech to the Australian Performing Arts Market
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2010

Actress Cate Blanchett delivered a keynote speech to the Australian Performing Arts Market in Adelaide on February 22. In its February 23 edition, The Sydney Herald printed an edited extract of Blanchett's speech. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop to Present TOP SECRET: THE BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2010

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo, L.A. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop to Present: TOP SECRET: THE BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2010

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo, L.A. (more...)

Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents LADIES IN RETIREMENT at Theatre 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2010

Pulse Ensemble Theatre will present Edward Percy and Reginald Denham's rarely-produced gothic mystery 'LADIES IN RETIREMENT' at Theatre 3, 311 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor, opening March 8 and continuing its limited engagement through April 3. (more...)

STREETCAR May Be Broadway-bound With Multiracial Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2010

The Sydney Theater Company's production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' helmed by Liv Ullman and starring Cate Blanchett was an immediate success when it played a limited engagement at the BAM Harvey Theatre late last year. Since the closing of the show, rumors abound of a possible Broadway run. An entry in the The New York Times' ArtsBeat blog today reports that Stephen C. Byrd, the producer who holds the rights to 'Streetcar' has decided not to attempt to transfer the Sydney Theatre Company's production. Instead, spokesman Gary Springer said on Tuesday that a revival of sorts may be in the works, incorporating a multiracial cast into the production, while eyeing a Broadway run in the Spring 2011. (more...)

David Greenspan & Jennifer Ikeda Head Ma-Yi Theatre Company's RESCUE ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

Ma-Yi Theater Company - the Off-Broadway, Obie Award-winning company dedicated to producing new works about the Asian-American experience - will present the world-premiere of Michi Barall's play 'RESCUE ME (A Post-modern classic with snacks)', an adaptation of Euripides 'Iphigenia in Taurus,' previewing March 23 and opening March 30 at the Ohio Theatre (66 Wooster St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Cheatom, Doman & Marvel Lead Suzan-Lori Park's THE BOOK OF GRACE at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

The Public Theater announced complete casting for the world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' THE BOOK OF GRACE, directed by James Macdonald. The complete cast will feature Amari Cheatom as Buddy, John Doman as Vet, and the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel as Grace. THE BOOK OF GRACE will begin previews on Tuesday, March 2 and run through Sunday, April 4 with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 16. All evening performances for THE BOOK OF GRACE will be at 7:30 PM, except for Saturdays at 8 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents A NUMBER And MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

Main Street Theater presents an evening of two plays by groundbreaking women playwrights: an adaptation of Sophie Treadwell's impassioned play, Machinal followed by Caryl Churchill's chilling one-act, A Number. (more...)

Martha Plimpton Charms in HBO's 'How to Make It in America'
by Movies News Desk - Feb 15, 2010

Broadway vet Martha Plimpton scored big last night in the debut episode of her new HBO's series, entitled 'How To Make It in America.' Plimpton stars as Edie Weitz in the series, a self-made interior designer who believes she is saving the world 300-square feet at a time. 'How to Make It in America' airs on HBO Sundays at 10pm EST. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Women of 'CLOUD 9' - Ann-Marie MacDonald
by Kelly Cameron - Feb 15, 2010

CLOUD 9 is an award-winning, gender-bending play by Caryl Churchill, currently delighting audiences at The Panasonic Theatre in Toronto. With a star-studded cast that play different roles in each act (sometimes alternating between men and women, or adults and children) BWW thought it would be fun to sit down with some of the cast members and get their take on this unique piece of theatre. Following our interview with Blair Williams, we get to talk with Ann-Marie MacDonald about imperialism, religion and how the edgy-ness of CLOUD 9 still resonates more than 30 years after the play premiered. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Men of 'CLOUD 9' - Blair Williams
by Kelly Cameron - Feb 14, 2010

CLOUD 9 is an award-winning, gender-bending play by Caryl Churchill, currently delighting audiences at The Panasonic Theatre in Toronto. With a star-studded cast that play different roles in each act (sometimes alternating between men and women, or adults and children) BWW thought it would be fun to sit down with some of the cast members and get their take on this unique piece of theatre. Over the next few days we present you with conversations from some of the men and women of CLOUD 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: Previews Begin 2/13 for Main Street Theater's A NUMBER And MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2010

Main Street Theater presents an evening of two plays by groundbreaking women playwrights: an adaptation of Sophie Treadwell's impassioned play, Machinal followed by Caryl Churchill's chilling one-act, A Number. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Transport Group Honors McNally & Mantello at 'Gimme A Break!' Benefit
by Amy Shaughnessy - Dec 9, 2009

Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, honored playwright Terrence McNally and director Joe Mantello on Monday, December 7 at Asia Society and Museum during it's 2009 Gimme A Break! benefit. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the ceremony. (more...)

Casting Complete for Knightley-Led THE MISANTHROPE in West End, Opens December 7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming production of THE MISANTHROPE, which is set to open on the West End with previews beginning December 7th. As previously announced, the cast will include Tara Fitzgerald, Keira Knightley, Damian Lewis, Tim McMullan, and Dominic Rowan. Joining the cast will be Chuk Iwuji, Kelly Price, and Nicholas Le Prevost. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the play opens at the Comedy Theatre on December 17. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Rosie Perez, Martha Plimpton and More to Perform at 'Gimme a Break' Gala 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

Broadway stars Chita Rivera, Rosie Perez and Martha Plimpton are set for the Transport Group Gala, 'Gimme a Break' to be held December 7th at Asia Society and Museum. The event will honor Broadway veterans Joe Mantello and Terrence McNally. The night will be hosted by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen of [title of show]. The night will also feature performances by Marian Seldes, Stephanie J. Block and Brooks Ashmanskas. (more...)

Transport Group Announces GIMME A BREAK! A Benefit Honoring Terrence McNally and Joe Mantello 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, has announced that its 2009 Gimme A Break! benefit will honor playwright Terrence McNally and director Joe Mantello on Monday, December 7 at 6:30pm, at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. (more...)

Pacino to Star in MERCHANT OF VENICE; Ferguson, Martin, Rabe, Santiago-Hudson & Wright Join Shakespeare in Park Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced early casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season. Daniel Sullivan will direct THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in rotating rep with THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif. The repertory company will feature Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Solanio/Young Shepherd); Jesse L. Martin (Gratiano/Polixenes); Al Pacino (Shylock); Lily Rabe (Portia/First Gentlewoman); Ruben Santiago-Hudson as (Prince of Morocco/Leontes); and Max Wright (Old Gobbo/Old Shepherd). (more...)

Keira Knightley Led West End THE MISANTHROPE Begins Previews 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2009

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming production of THE MISANTHROPE, which is set to open on the West End with previews beginning December 7th. As previously announced, the cast will include Tara Fitzgerald, Keira Knightley, Damian Lewis, Tim McMullan, and Dominic Rowan. Joining the cast will be Chuk Iwuji, Kelly Price, and Nicholas Le Prevost. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the play opens at the Comedy Theatre on December 17. (more...)

Blanchett to People: 'I Love Raising Boys and Vacuuming'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2009

Liv Ullmann, living legend of cinema and theater, has just directed a production of A Streetcar Named Desire that stars Cate Blanchett and opens at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in November. While Ullmann was preparing that production, a documentary, The Sealed Orders of Liv Ullmann, captured her mentoring young actors through scenes from this same Tennessee Williams play. The Paley Center will premiere this film by four-time Academy Award nominees Kirk Simon and Karen Goodman, on December 14 at 6:30pm at The Paley Center for Media. (more...)

Jane Alexander and David Gerroll Set for PBS's Marvel-Led AMERICAN MASTERS; Airs 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2009

Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming PBS special AMERICAN MASTERS starring Elizabeth Marvel as Louisa May Alcott. The cast will include Daniel Gerroll as Bronson Alcott and Jane Alexander as Ednah Cheney. The special is entitled 'Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women' and will air on PBS on December 28th at 9:00pm. (more...)

Bogosian & Emerson Lead Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings this Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2009

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings series will feature Martha Plimpton, Michael Emerson and more. The series began readings on September 14th and will continue the series through June 14, 2010. The series is meant to rediscover neglected classics, and to develop new plays of heightened language and classical themes. (more...)

Casting Complete for LCT's WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Kate Blumberg, Victoria Clark, Mary Beth Hurt, Rod McLachlan, Susan Pourfar, Will Rogers, Michael Siberry, Richard Topol and Henry Vick will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, a new play by Andrew Bovell, directed by David Cromer, which begins previews Thursday, February 11 at 8pm at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night for this American premiere of WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, which is being produced by arrangement with Jean Doumanian and Freddy DeMann, is Monday, March 8 at 6:45pm. (more...)

Knightley & Lewis Open THE MISANTHROPE At The Comedy Theatre, December 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2009

Keira Knightley, Damian Lewis and Tara Fitzgerald are cast in Moliere's comedy (more...)

Ross Valley Players Celebrates Holidays With Mini-season Subscriptions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

The Ross Valley Players' annual holiday mini-season subscriptions are available now through Jan. 15. The discounted mini-season subscription includes the remaining 2010 Ross Valley Players' productions of 'The Miser,' 'The Boys Next Door,' 'Top Girls,' and 'The Middle Ages.' (more...)

Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTENGALE Plays Final Week; Takes Final Bow 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE is currently in its final week. The acclaimed limited engagement, directed by Tony Award winner Joseph Hardy, will play its final performance on Sunday, December 13 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I. (more...)

Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTENGALE Plays Final Week; Takes Final Bow 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE is currently in its final week. The acclaimed limited engagement, directed by Tony Award winner Joseph Hardy, will play its final performance on Sunday, December 13 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I. (more...)

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