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Writers┬' Theatre Presents the World Premiere of The Detective┬'s Wife 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the world premiere of The Detective's Wife by Keith Huff, directed by Gary Griffin and featuring Barbara Robertson. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Honors Tennessee Williams With THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE, Closes 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2011

THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE closes May 8 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($10-55) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

METAMORPHOSIS Closes Aurora Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

Closing Aurora Theatre Company's 19th season is the first professional American production of METAMORPHOSIS. Award-winning Bay Area director, performer, and playwright Mark Jackson returns to Aurora Theatre Company, where he helmed the company's acclaimed productions of Salome and Miss Julie, to put his own unique spin on this landmark work of existential literature. (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 16 - Garbo, Jane Krakowski & GRAND HOTEL
by Pat Cerasaro - May 28, 2011

As a super-special Spring extension of BroadwayWorld's SOUND OFF column, every day until the Tony Awards on June 12 we will be presenting a spectacular new entry in the SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS series featuring a particularly entertaining, interesting, relevant and exciting Tony Awards-related clip from the last sixty-three years of the ceremonies (and subsequent seasons on Broadway) with a rundown and commentary on the sights, sounds and showmanship on display in each carefully chosen selection - all, of course, coming in anticipation of Broadway's biggest night, which will be broadcast on CBS this year, as always. Once again this year, BroadwayWorld is the official home of the 2011 Tony Awards and we will also be featuring exclusive interviews, articles, photos, video content, interactive features and more in the coming days and weeks leading up to the event so be sure to check back daily for your theatre fix! (more...)

A LETTER FROM BATAAN Recieves Invitation-Only Reading, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2011

The Drama League Directors Project's New Directors/New Works Program presents an invitation-only reading of A Letter from Bataan an award-winning new play by Neal J. Freeman (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: 2011 Tony Award Interview with John Benjamin Hickey
by Pat Cerasaro - May 14, 2011

With a 2011 Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor In A Play for his magnetic turn in the critically-hailed revival of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART on Broadway and a leading role on Showtime's THE BIG C co-starring real-life close friend Laura Linney, as well as a busy film career that boats memorable turns in THE REF, ME & MY SHADOWS: LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, the recent remake of THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 and TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, John Benjamin Hickey is a very busy man. Nevertheless, he was kind enough to recently take some time out of his beyond busy schedule to talk all about his stage and screen career - including sharing some revealing anecdotes about starring in THE CRUCIBLE with Liam Neeson and Linney, as well as working with the esteemed playwright Arthur Miller himself, in addition to his work in Terrance McNally's LOVE, VALOUR, COMPASSION, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's revival of CABARET, and, of course, all about the George C. Wolfe/Joel Grey production of THE NORMAL HEART starring director/actor Joe Mantello that he is participating in now. Plus, we have his thoughts on his recent GOOD WIFE appearance, feelings on the place of political theatre in society today, what roles he would like to take on in the future, his affection for the work of Edward Albee - and much, much more. (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents LA Premiere of BLACKBIRD, Opens 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine brings David Harrower's critically acclaimed play Blackbird to Los Angeles for the first time. The company's recently extended run of Small Engine Repair (CRITIC'S CHOICE-LA Times; GO- LA Weekly, CRITIC'S PICK-Backstage, Ovation RECOMMENDED) will run simultaneously with this production, in Rogue Machine's larger space at Theatre Theater, during the first few weeks in June. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents Richard Strauss┬' Ariadne auf Naxos 4/29-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

Marvel at some of the most spectacular coloratura arias in the repertoire when Houston Grand Opera presents Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, April 29 - May 10, 2011, featuring three glamorous and acclaimed sopranos; Christine Goerke (Prima Donna / Ariadne) Susan Graham (Composer) and Laura Claycomb (Zerbinetta). (more...)

Different Stages Presents NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Thru 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

Different Stages continues its 2010 - 2011 season with The Night of the Iguana. This Tony Award-winning play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams is a provocative exploration of human struggle and passion - full of intense drama, biting wit, and sexual tension. (more...)

A.C.T. Celebrates Pinter With THE HOMECOMING, Closes 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2011

The Homecoming closes March 27, 2011, at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents LA Premiere of BLACKBIRD, Opens 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2011

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine brings David Harrower's critically acclaimed play Blackbird to Los Angeles for the first time. The company's recently extended run of Small Engine Repair (CRITIC'S CHOICE-LA Times; GO- LA Weekly, CRITIC'S PICK-Backstage, Ovation RECOMMENDED) will run simultaneously with this production, in Rogue Machine's larger space at Theatre Theater, during the first few weeks in June. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse and BAM Present KING LEAR Featuring Derek Jacobi, 4/28-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2011

Acclaimed actor Derek Jacobi reunites with Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Michael Grandage for the Donmar production of King Lear. Presented at BAM in its US premiere, the production opened at the Donmar in December 2010, followed by an eight-week tour of the UK. It was also broadcast to more than 22 countries worldwide in collaboration with National Theatre Live. (more...)

Caramoor Center To Present Rossini┬'s Guillaume Tell 7/9-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2011

On Saturday, July 9th and Friday, July 15th at 7:30 PM, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts will present Rossini's Guillaume Tell in the Venetian Theater. (more...)

SHREK Comes To Devos Performance Hall 6/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2011

DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, will play DeVos Performance Hall, for one week only, June 21-26, 2011. (more...)

Reed Birney, Laura Heisler, et al. Set for O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2011

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced cast members for this summer's National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Terence Blanchard to Compose Original Music for Broadway's STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Starring Blair Underwood Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2011

Front Row Productions has announced that the world-renowned film composer and trumpet player Terence Blanchard will compose the original musical soundscape for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Mann, starring Blair Underwood and opening in the spring of 2012. (more...)

Performances Added To Writers' Theatre's THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathyryn Lipuma announce a one-week extension to the World Premiere of The Detective's Wife by Keith Huff, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

SHREK Comes To Devos Performance Hall 6/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2011

DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, will play DeVos Performance Hall, for one week only, June 21-26, 2011. (more...)

Caramoor Center To Present Rossini┬'s Guillaume Tell 7/9-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2011

On Saturday, July 9th and Friday, July 15th at 7:30 PM, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts will present Rossini's Guillaume Tell in the Venetian Theater. (more...)

Reed Birney, Laura Heisler, et al. Set for O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2011

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced cast members for this summer's National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Writers┬' Theatre Presents the World Premiere of The Detective┬'s Wife, Closes 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2011

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the world premiere of The Detective's Wife by Keith Huff, directed by Gary Griffin and featuring Barbara Robertson. The Detective's Wife closes July 31, 2011 at Writers' Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe. (more...)

Reed Birney, Laura Heisler, et al. Set for O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2011

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced cast members for this summer's National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Circa Theatre Presents EIGHT, 8/6-9/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2011

With eight brilliantly observed and sharply told monologues by eight distinct and unforgettable characters, Eight is a dynamic and interactive theatre event that gives the audience the chance to choose their cast of six for each performance, before they even enter the theatre. The choice will be based on who they are, where they come from and, with the partnership of a number of innovative New Zealand fashion designers, what they are wearing: (more...)

Gene Weygandt, Susie McMonagle, et al. Set for Northlight's SNAPSHOTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2011

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of Snapshots, by Stephen Schwartz and David Stern, and Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings. The Snapshots cast includes Gene Weygandt in his third production with Stephen Schwartz, following Wicked and Working; and Susie McMonagle, direct from the Billy Elliott National Tour. (more...)

Rogue Machine Extends BLACKBIRD, Set To Close 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine is extending the performance schedule for David Harrower's critically acclaimed play Blackbird (CRITIC'S CHOICE-LA Times; GO-LA Weekly, CRITIC'S PICK-Backstage; Ovation-RECOMMENDED), being staged in Los Angeles for the first time. (more...)

Writers┬' Theatre Extends THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE Through 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2011

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn Lipuma announce a one-week extension to the World Premiere of The Detective's Wife by Keith Huff, directed by Gary Griffin. Due to high demand, an additional six performances have been added for The Detective's Wife, now playing at Writers' Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe, through August 14, 2011. (more...)

Michael Countryman, Charlotte Parry, John Sharian Join Cast of ATC's BLUEBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company has just announced that Michael Countryman, Charlotte Parry, and John Sharian will join Olivier Award winner and Tony Award® nominee Simon Russell Beale, Tobias Segal, Kate Blumberg, Mary McCann, and Todd Weeks in the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephen's play BLUEBIRD, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. (more...)

Circa Theatre Presents EIGHT, 8/6-9/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2011

With eight brilliantly observed and sharply told monologues by eight distinct and unforgettable characters, Eight is a dynamic and interactive theatre event that gives the audience the chance to choose their cast of six for each performance, before they even enter the theatre. The choice will be based on who they are, where they come from and, with the partnership of a number of innovative New Zealand fashion designers, what they are wearing: (more...)

Rogue Machine Extends BLACKBIRD Thru 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine is extending the performance schedule for David Harrower's critically acclaimed play, Blackbird (CRITIC'S CHOICE-LA Times; GO - LA Weekly, CRITIC'S PICK-Backstage, Ovation RECOMMENDED), staged in Los Angeles for the first time. The company's recently extended run of Small Engine Repair (CRITIC'S CHOICE-LA Times; GO - LA Weekly, CRITIC'S PICK-Backstage, Ovation RECOMMENDED) runs through August 27th (moved to the Beverly Hills Playhouse). (more...)

Confirmed: Nicole Ari Parker to Star in Broadway's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2011

As we reported on Friday, it's now confirmed, that the role of Blanche DuBois in the upcoming Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire will be played by seven-time NAACP Image award nominee, Nicole Ari Parker. This production is slated to hit the boards, Spring, 2012. Theatre TBA. (more...)

RICHARD III Featuring Kevin Spacey to Play the Curran Theatre, 10/19-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2011

SHN is delighted to announce the arrival of RICHARD III by William Shakespeare, featuring Kevin Spacey and directed by Sam Mendes, coming to San Francisco this Fall. The Curran Theatre is the only U.S venue, other than BAM in New York, to host this landmark event. Tickets for RICHARD III go on public sale Friday, August 19. (more...)

The Writers' Theatre's THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE Closes 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2011

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathyryn Lipuma announce a one-week extension to the World Premiere of The Detective's Wife by Keith Huff, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Circa Theatre Presents EIGHT, 8/6-9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2011

With eight brilliantly observed and sharply told monologues by eight distinct and unforgettable characters, Eight is a dynamic and interactive theatre event that gives the audience the chance to choose their cast of six for each performance, before they even enter the theatre. The choice will be based on who they are, where they come from and, with the partnership of a number of innovative New Zealand fashion designers, what they are wearing: (more...)

Nicole Ari Parker to Star in Broadway's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2011

According to Black Star News, Nicole Ari Parker will star opposite Blair Underwood in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Mann. Parker will play Blanche Du Bois in the production, which is set to open in the spring of 2012. (more...)

Different Stages Presents NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

Different Stages continues its 2010 - 2011 season with The Night of the Iguana. This Tony Award-winning play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams is a provocative exploration of human struggle and passion - full of intense drama, biting wit, and sexual tension. (more...)

Different Stages Presents NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Thru 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

Different Stages continues its 2010 - 2011 season with The Night of the Iguana. This Tony Award-winning play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams is a provocative exploration of human struggle and passion - full of intense drama, biting wit, and sexual tension. (more...)

Different Stages Presents NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Thru 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

Different Stages continues its 2010 - 2011 season with The Night of the Iguana. This Tony Award-winning play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams is a provocative exploration of human struggle and passion - full of intense drama, biting wit, and sexual tension. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents Richard Strauss┬' Ariadne auf Naxos 4/29-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Marvel at some of the most spectacular coloratura arias in the repertoire when Houston Grand Opera presents Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, April 29 - May 10, 2011, featuring three glamorous and acclaimed sopranos; Christine Goerke (Prima Donna / Ariadne) Susan Graham (Composer) and Laura Claycomb (Zerbinetta). (more...)

Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall & Ben Miles to Star in Pinter's Betrayal
by BWW - Apr 5, 2011

Tickets go on sale today (5 April 2011) for Ian Rickson's new production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles. Betrayal, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, will have its first preview at the Comedy Theatre on 27 May 2011 with press night on 16 June and is booking until 20 August 2011. (more...)

Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall & Ben Miles Lead BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

Tickets go on sale today (5 April 2011) for Ian Rickson's new production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents Richard Strauss┬' Ariadne auf Naxos 4/29-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

Marvel at some of the most spectacular coloratura arias in the repertoire when Houston Grand Opera presents Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, April 29 - May 10, 2011, featuring three glamorous and acclaimed sopranos; Christine Goerke (Prima Donna / Ariadne) Susan Graham (Composer) and Laura Claycomb (Zerbinetta). (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents Richard Strauss┬' Ariadne auf Naxos 4/29-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

Marvel at some of the most spectacular coloratura arias in the repertoire when Houston Grand Opera presents Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, April 29 - May 10, 2011, featuring three glamorous and acclaimed sopranos; Christine Goerke (Prima Donna / Ariadne) Susan Graham (Composer) and Laura Claycomb (Zerbinetta). (more...)

Donmar Warehouse and BAM Present KING LEAR Featuring Derek Jacobi
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2011

Acclaimed actor Derek Jacobi reunites with Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Michael Grandage for the Donmar production of King Lear. Presented at BAM in its US premiere, the production opened at the Donmar in December 2010, followed by an eight-week tour of the UK. It was also broadcast to more than 22 countries worldwide in collaboration with National Theatre Live. (more...)

Marco Barricelli and Senator Mark Leno to Receive Honorary Degrees from A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2011

A.C.T. Conservatory Director Melissa Smith announced today that honorary master of fine arts degrees will be conferred on longtime A.C.T. artistic family member Marco Barricelli and Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. (more...)

110 STORIES Commemorating 9/11 to Feature Gandolfini, Dillon, Falco, & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the play '110 Stories' will be performed by an illustrious cast in NY this September to benefit a related charity. Participating artists include Alec Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Edie Falco, Sam Shepard, James Gandolfini, Patricia Clarkson, Kathleen Turner, Angela Bassett, John Turturro, Andre Braugher, Josh Lucas, John Hawkes, Michael Shannon, Stelio Savante, Daniel Sunjata, and Michael Stuhlbarg, all schedule permitting. (more...)

Dizzia, Kelly Lead A LETTER FROM BATAAN Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

The Drama League Directors Project's New Directors/New Works Program presents an invitation-only reading of A Letter from Bataan an award-winning new play by Neal J. Freeman. (more...)

A LETTER FROM BATAAN Recieves Invitation-Only Reading, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

The Drama League Directors Project's New Directors/New Works Program presents an invitation-only reading of A Letter from Bataan an award-winning new play by Neal J. Freeman (more...)

Anderman, Jones et al. Join Spacey in Bridge Project's RICHARD III; Plays NY Jan. 2012
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

The full company is announced for the final season of The Bridge Project featuring Kevin Spacey, artistic director of The Old Vic, in the title role of Richard III. The Bridge Project will open at The Old Vic in London on June 29, 2011 and then embark on an international tour including the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Spain's Centro Niemeyer, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Singapore Repertory Theatre, arriving at BAM's Harvey Theater in New York in January 2012. Further international tour dates to be announced shortly. (more...)

Michael Learned and Granville Van Dusen find unexpected love in "Southern Comforts"
by Amber Cassell - Apr 10, 2011

Four-time Emmy award-winning actress Michael Learned and veteran actor Granville Van Dusen find unexpected love in Kathleen Clark's perceptively witty and poignant play, Southern Comforts, directed by Jules Aaron. The four-week run ends April 10 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Honors Tennessee Williams With THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE 4/1-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

In honor of Tennessee Williams' 100th birthday, Aurora Theatre Company continues its 19th season with the playwright's haunting drama THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross helms this evocative play featuring Beth Wilmurt, Charles Dean, Marcia Pizzo, and Thomas Gorrebeeck, along with Amy Crumpacker, Ryan Tasker, Leanne Borghesi, and Beth Deitchman. (more...)

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