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A psychological mystery of survival and politics, this award-winning play is considered by many to be Fugard's masterpiece.



Set in apartheid-era South Africa, Aloes shows how a nation's ideology creates an atmosphere that is either nurturing or poisonous. At what point does personal survival outweigh social justice? What happens to a friendship undermined by fear and paranoia? What can be done when mere existence is considered an act of treason?



T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. (more...)

THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK West Coast Premiere to Run 11/7-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Fountain Theatre continues its 15-year relationship with master playwright Athol Fugard, presenting the West Coast premiere of his newest play. Directed by Simon Levy, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek opens on November 7 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

People's Light to Stage Regional Premiere of AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, 10/14-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

People's Light presents AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, running from October 14 through November 8, 2015. Artistic Director Abigail Adams directs. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, Airing Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

HBO Films presents in association with SAF Films West MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, starring Academy Award(R) winner Christopher Plummer ('Beginners'), Academy Award(R) nominee Frank Langella ('Frost/Nixon') and Benjamin Walker ('Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'); directed by Academy Award(R) nominee Stephen Frears ('The Queen') from a script by Shawn Slovo ('A World Apart'); and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Frank Doelger (HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Gathering Storm'), Emmy(R) winner Tracey Scoffield (HBO's 'The Gathering Storm'), Jonathan Cameron and Stephen Frears. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the rotating casts for the New York premiere of DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). (more...)

People's Light to Stage Regional Premiere of AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, 10/14-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

People's Light presents AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, running from October 14 through November 8, 2015. Artistic Director Abigail Adams directs. (more...)

PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances began October 3rd and continue through October 29 at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is tonight, October 13th at 8:00pm. (more...)

THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK West Coast Premiere Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

The Fountain Theatre continues its 15-year relationship with master playwright Athol Fugard, presenting the West Coast premiere of his newest play. Directed by Simon Levy, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek opens tonight, November 7 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

The Fountain Theatrecontinues its 15-year relationship with master playwright Athol Fugard, presenting the West Coast premiere of his newest play. Directed by Simon Levy, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek opens on November 7 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company to Present A LESSON FROM ALOES, 4/29-5/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

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KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Miners Alley Playhouse to Stage THE ROAD TO MECCA, 3/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Award-winning South African playwright Athol Fugard tells the true story of Helen Martins, an eccentric elderly woman who is being pressured by her conservative village to abandon her art and enter a retirement home. Miss Helen's young friend Elsa comes to her aid in hopes of resisting the bullying attempts of Reverend Marius to uproot Helen from her home. (more...)

Local Artists Tackle the Challenge of Forgiveness in a World Divided with Athol Fugard's PLAYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Internationally acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard tackles the subject of apartheid head on in his gripping drama, Playland. Playland begins on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7pm, and opens on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm. For ticket arrangements, contact playlandphilly@gmail.com. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Releases 2014-2015 Season Teaser, Includes Award Winning Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2014

Syracuse Stage is pleased to announce that the 2014/15 season will include Sizwe Banzi is Dead, the acclaimed 1975 Tony Award-winning play by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona. Intensely funny and poignant, Sizwe tells the tale of a black man in apartheid-era South Africa who is trying to overcome restrictive work regulations in order to support his family. An opportunity comes his way-unexpectedly-but taking it comes at an unusual cost. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Joe McDermott Leads Post-play Discussion Following Tonight's Performance of SORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Joe McDermott, King County Council member and candidate for Congress, will lead a post-play discussion immediately following tonight's June 23rd performance of Sorry. (more...)

Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Nylon Fusion Theatre to Debut MARINA and MATA HARI at Planet Connections, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company presents two world-premiere one-act works by Don Nigro Marina and Mata Hari, at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, about two women who bravely faced personal battles as they were caught up in the turmoil of the two world wars. Directed by Ivette Dumeng, and starring Tatyana Kot in the title roles, with Curtis James Nielsen, Marina and Mata Hari will be performed together at the Robert Moss Theatre at 440 Lafayette Street beginning tomorrow, June 15th. (more...)

Pramila Jayapal to Lead Post-play Discussion After 6/19 Matinee Performance of SORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Pramila Jayapal, a Washington State Senator and candidate for Congress, will lead a post-play discussion immediately following the Sunday, June 19, matinee performance of Sorry. Sorry, by Richard Nelson, is a smart, funny and timely play that asks how we make the right choices, both at home and in the larger political world. In an election season marked with so much anger and shouting, Sorry offers instead a "lovely . . . feeling of shared citizenship,' (New York Times) where one family, trying to make the right choice in their own difficult decision, still manage, with humor and grace, to talk to one another using their 'inside voices.' Pramila Jayapal's participation makes tangible this intimate, vital connection between the personal and the political, the local and the national. (more...)

Joe McDermott To Lead Post-play Discussion Following 6/23 Performance of SORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Joe McDermott, King County Council member and candidate for Congress, will lead a post-play discussion immediately following the Thursday, June 23, performance of Sorry. Sorry, by Richard Nelson, is a smart, funny and timely play that asks how we make the right choices, both at home and in the larger political world. In an election season marked with so much anger and shouting, Sorry offers instead a "lovely . . . feeling of shared citizenship,' (New York Times) where one family, trying to make the right choice in their own difficult decision, still manage, with humor and grace, to talk to one another using their 'inside voices.' Joe McDerrmott's participation makes tangible this intimate, vital connection between the personal and the political, the local and the national. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/11/2015 - TAJ, CONSENT, POLITICS, DREAM Open Off-Broadway!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 11, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's an off-Broadway extravaganza with four openings tonight! (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Starring Jenna Fischer, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

The Old Globe presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. It will be directed by Gordon Edelstein in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where Edelstein serves as Artistic Director (and no, he is not related to Barry). (more...)

Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, to Air 10/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

HBO Films presents in association with SAF Films West MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, starring Academy Award(R) winner Christopher Plummer ('Beginners'), Academy Award(R) nominee Frank Langella ('Frost/Nixon') and Benjamin Walker ('Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'); directed by Academy Award(R) nominee Stephen Frears ('The Queen') from a script by Shawn Slovo ('A World Apart'); and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Frank Doelger (HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Gathering Storm'), Emmy(R) winner Tracey Scoffield (HBO's 'The Gathering Storm'), Jonathan Cameron and Stephen Frears. (more...)

Broadway Lights to Dim Tomorrow in Memory of Producer Ashton Springer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

The Broadway community mourns the loss of prominent producer Ashton Springer, who passed away on July 15th at age 92. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 24th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. for one minute. (more...)

SEVEN GUITARS, GOD OF CARNAGE, ARCADIA and More Set for Juilliard Drama's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Juilliard Drama announces its 2015-16 season of fully-staged productions featuring Juilliard's 45th group of acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program at Juilliard. (more...)

MCT to Kick Off 2013-14 Season with Yasmina Reza's ART, Begin. 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) kicks off the 2013-2014 theatre season with the Tony Award-winning comedy 'ART,' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, August 8-25, 2013. The cast of three features Milwaukee favorites Tom Klubertanz, Brian Mani and C. Michael Wright. 'ART' performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Eric Ankrim, Josh Rhodes & More Nominated for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle just announced the nomination slate of the fourth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards,theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters in the prior calendar year. (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella to Present WHEN LOVE SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Thalia's Umbrella announces their fourth production: When Love Speaks, by David Wright.  When Love Speaks will be performed February 9-25, 2017, in the Isaac Studio Theater at Taproot Theater in Greenwood. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella to Present WHEN LOVE SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Thalia's Umbrella announces their fourth production: When Love Speaks, by David Wright.  When Love Speaks will be performed February 9-25, 2017, in the Isaac Studio Theater at Taproot Theater in Greenwood. (more...)

Marsha Mason-Led WATCH ON THE RHINE Starts Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Arena Stage presents Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Present THE TRAIN DRIVER, 2/25–3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) continues its 40th Anniversary season, with the Midwest premiere of THE TRAIN DRIVER by Athol Fugard. MCT Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright, who has collaborated with Fugard in the past, directs this hard-hitting new drama. Performances are February 25 - March 15, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Cast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Saheem Ali. (more...)

Roundabout Sets Works, Directors for 2017 Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Celebrating 10 seasons of Roundabout Underground, Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the sixth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Saheem Ali, Emily Feldman, Alex Lubischer, Don Nguyen, Ming Peiffer and Michael Thurber. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's ART, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) kicks off the 2013-2014 theatre season with the Tony Award-winning comedy 'ART,' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, opening tonight and running through August 25, 2013. The cast of three features Milwaukee favorites Tom Klubertanz, Brian Mani and C. Michael Wright. 'ART' performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. Check out a first look below! (more...)

MCT Kicks Off 2013-14 Season with Yasmina Reza's ART Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) kicks off the 2013-2014 theatre season with the Tony Award-winning comedy 'ART,' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, tonight, August 8-25, 2013. The cast of three features Milwaukee favorites Tom Klubertanz, Brian Mani and C. Michael Wright. 'ART' performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

MCT to Kick Off 2013-14 Season with Yasmina Reza's ART, Begin. 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) kicks off the 2013-2014 theatre season with the Tony Award-winning comedy 'ART,' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, August 8-25, 2013. The cast of three features Milwaukee favorites Tom Klubertanz, Brian Mani and C. Michael Wright. 'ART' performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS to Close Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor Project Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre will end its Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 season with Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS, directed by Saheem Ali and mentored by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Adds Shows at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Due to strong advance sales, Cherry Lane Theatre will add three performances to Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS, the final presentation of its Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT.  (more...)

National Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ryan Jamaal Swain, Donnell E. Smith, Clinton Lowe and Sidiki Fofana will star in the award-winning playwright James Ijames' "Kill Move Paradise," opening at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) this spring. The world premiere production is also the New York City debut of Ijames, a Whiting Award winner. Saheem Ali ("Nollywood," "The Booty Call," and "The Erlkings") will direct. The provocative production closes the historic theater's 48th season, "In Pursuit of Black Joy," and runs from May 31 through June 25. (more...)

Mobile Unit's TWELFTH NIGHT to Run for Free This Spring at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's TWELFTH NIGHT on Monday, April 24. Directed by Saheem Ali, the sit-down run of Twelfth Night follows a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. (more...)

James Earl Jones to Star in Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Showbiz411 writes that James Earl Jones will likely appear on Broadway this fall in a revival of Kaufman and Hart's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, directed by Michael Wilson. (more...)

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