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Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

Melinda Page Hamilton, John Bedford Lloyd & More Join Kevin Bacon in Hartford Stage's REAR WINDOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creative team for the sold-out world premiere of Rear Window, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, from October 22- November 15. (more...)

Are We Delicious? to Present FAMILY SAGA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Or so we thought, until now. (more...)

Boiling Point Players Announces TRUE STORY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Boiling Point Players has filled the cast slots for its upcoming female-driven play, 'True Story,' and the production team includes: (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company Presents ALL IN THE TIMING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2015

Newnan Theatre Company announces auditions for the one-act compilation All in the Timing by David Ives on September 20 and 21, 2015. Directed by Justin Jessel, All in the Timing will be presented on November 12 - 22, 2015, in the NTC Black Box Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Lauren Gunderson's THE TAMING From TWTP
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 6, 2015

It's All in the Timing. No matter if you're delivering a joke, performing a new play or just putting something noteworthy out into the ether, the key to success is often just a matter of good timing. Case in point: the recently crowned Miss America 2016 came into the pageant as Miss Georgia - and in Lauren Gunderson's play, The Taming (now onstage at Nashville's Z. Alexander Looby Theatre in the "first east of the Rockies" production from Tennessee Women's Theater Project), we are treated to the "art imitates life" scene in which Miss Georgia becomes Miss America. (more...)

Breaking News: Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines Join Megan Hilty in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN; Second Performance Added!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

New York City Center adds second performance of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert starring Megan Hilty on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm. The previously announced performance on October 27 is part of City Center's annual Gala. Three years after starring in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Megan Hilty returns to City Center as Annie Oakley in this concert staging of Irving Berlin's classic 1946 musical. Hilty will be joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines. (more...)

Kevin Bacon Stars in REAR WINDOW, Opening Tonight at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Hartford Stage presents the sold-out world premiere of REAR WINDOW, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, opening tonight, October 30. (more...)

Megan Hilty Stars in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Tonight in Concert at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

New York City Center presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: IN CONCERT starring Megan Hilty tonight, October 27, and tomorrow, October 28, at 7:30pm. Tonight's performance is part of City Center's annual Gala. (more...)

Kevin Bacon Stars in REAR WINDOW, Beginning Tonight at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Hartford Stage presents the sold-out world premiere of REAR WINDOW, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, from tonight, October 23, through November 15. Openign night is October 30. (more...)

New York Deaf Theatre's CAPTIVE AUDIENCE: AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS BY DAVID IVES Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

New York Deaf Theatre, in its 36th anniversary season, has announced that it will present CAPTIVE AUDIENCE: AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS BY DAVID IVES Saturday, November 7th through Sunday, November 22nd at the June Havoc Theatre at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex 312 West 36th Street. The production will have its official opening on Wednesday, November 11th at 7:30PM. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Sets THE HEIR APPARENT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full cast and creative team for David Ives' uproarious comedy The Heir Apparent, staged by award-winning director John Rando and featuring a stellar cast, led by heralded actor, Paxton Whitehead as Geronte. Rhyming couplets and contemporary slang abound in Ives' deliciously off-color tribute to Jean-Francois Regnard's comic masterpiece, Le Legataire universel-bringing eighteenth-century bawdiness into the twenty-first. Just in time for the holiday season, The Heir Apparent will be presented in the Courtyard Theater November 29, 2015-January 17, 2016. (more...)

Clear Creek Community Theatre's ALL IN THE TIMING to Open 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Clear Creek Community Theatre (CCCT) is offering a special event this Fall that is sure to keep its audiences laughing.  "All in the Timing: An Evening of Comedy and Music" opens Friday, November 13th, and runs through Sunday, November 15th.  Publicity Chair, Barbara Winburn, notes that CCCT periodically stages productions that are not part of its regular season in order to give its patrons an opportunity to enjoy shows that are unique or are tied to special holidays or events.  "Some events, like our "Shakepeare in the Summer" series and "Valentine's Day" show have become so popular that we now offer them every year.  We hope that our newest offering will have the same success." (more...)

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Will Be Honored at Primary Stages' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director) has announced that their annual Gala will take place Monday, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman andScott Wittman. The evening will feature musical numbers from Hairspray, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Catch Me If You Can, and the TV show 'Smash' with presenters and performers including Obie winnerBridget Everett (Rock Bottom, Jukebox Jackie), Ana Gasteyer (Wicked, 'Saturday Night Live'), Annie Golden (Violet, 'Orange is the New Black'), emcee Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray, On the Town), Tony winnerNathan Lane (The Producers, Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams at Primary Stages), Caissie Levy (Les Miserables, Ghost, Murder Ballad), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal, Grease! LIVE), Marc Shaiman (performing a number from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and other surprise guests. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play asks us to imagine what will happen to humanity after the apocalypse. This imaginative dark comedy follows a new civilization of survivors as they band together to build a community from the rubble of the world we now know. Jump into a wild future where The Simpsonsand the pop culture of today becomes the mythology of tomorrow in this unexpected, musical love-letter to the power of live theatre. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Play the Unicorn This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, featuring a score by Michael Friedman with lyrics by Anne Washburn, will be directed by Theodore Swetz and co-produced with UMKC Theatre at Unicorn Theatre this December. (more...)

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Feted Tonight at Primary Stages' 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Primary Stages' 2015 Gala will take place tonight, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

Kevin Bacon-Led REAR WINDOW Closes Tonight at Hartford Stage; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Hartford Stage presents the sold-out world premiere of REAR WINDOW, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, closing tonight, November 15. Led by screen star Kevin Bacon, the show opened on October 30. (more...)

Clear Creek Community Theatre's ALL IN THE TIMING to Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Clear Creek Community Theatre (CCCT) is offering a special event this Fall that is sure to keep its audiences laughing.  "All in the Timing: An Evening of Comedy and Music" opens Today, November 13th, and runs through Sunday, November 15th.  Publicity Chair, Barbara Winburn, notes that CCCT periodically stages productions that are not part of its regular season in order to give its patrons an opportunity to enjoy shows that are unique or are tied to special holidays or events.  "Some events, like our "Shakepeare in the Summer" series and "Valentine's Day" show have become so popular that we now offer them every year.  We hope that our newest offering will have the same success." (more...)

ALL IN THE TIMING Opens Tomorrow at CCCT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

"All in the Timing: An Evening of Comedy and Music" opens Friday, November 13th, and runs through Sunday, November 15th at Clear Creek Community Theatre. Director Kathleen Richardson selected this collection of short plays because it is "very funny, but in a quirky, silly kind of way that I think the audience will enjoy". (more...)

Broadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Whether you consider it more of a reason for being alive, a way to measure the year, or proof of an enchanted evening, love is everywhere on Broadway...including offstage. In this first edition of Broadway Love Story, fall hard for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and FUN HOME's Rebecca Luker, who explain their personal joys and trials of being a couple in the Broadway spotlight. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 5 performances of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, a masterful reinvigoration of Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT now plays through May 22nd (added performances: Tuesday, May 17, 7pm; Thursday, May 19, 8pm; Friday, May 20, 8pm; Saturday, May 21, 8pm; Sunday, May 22, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

ODETTE Productions Presents Its Inaugural Production Of SEX As Part Of 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Odette Productions boards the 20th Century Limited bound for New York City as it presents the world premiere comedy SEX, loosely based on the scandalous affairs of infamous socialite Peggy Hopkins Joyce. Sex will be playing nine performances at The Hudson Theatres as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Fiddler on the Roof, Danny Burstein, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Has Tevye Proved Danny Burstein's Most Difficult Role? The Six-Time Nominee Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

In the past ten years, Danny Burstein has wooed audiences with his Tony nominated performances as some of Broadway's most beloved characters- Buddy, Aldopho, Billis... the list goes on. Now he has taken on perhaps musical theatre's most iconic character- a milkman from Anatevka called Tevye. How does this role (for which he is nominated as Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical) compared to his others? Find out below! (more...)

WAM Theatre to Kick Off Fresh Takes Reading Series with THE LAST WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

WAM Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for the opening event in the 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, The Last Wife by Kate Hennig, directed by WAM Artistic Associate and Fresh Takes Curator Molly Clancy. The reading will take place on Sunday, April 17 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL IN THE TIMING Stages Six Plays
by Marietta Lunceford - Mar 18, 2016

Theatre Downtown billed All in the Timing as 'Six plays. Seventeen actors. Lots of Laughs.' and I have to say that they got that right. All in the Timing includes six short plays by David Ives and there were lots of new faces and lots of laughs. (more...)

Brass Tacks Ensemble Announces Cast of Ives' ALL IN THE TIMING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis are pleased to announce the cast for The Brass Tacks Ensemble's production of All in the Timing by David Ives. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

The Old Globe to Present Free Weekend of Poetry in Honor of THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

In honor of David Ives's poetry-infused comedy THE METROMANIACS, the Globe brings together a dynamic mix of poets and performers for a Free Weekend of Poetry, featuring two free public events to celebrate the power and artistry of San Diego poetry. (more...)

American Theater Group to Stage Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater, is proud to present Neil LaBute's new play THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Old Globe presents West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, is directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. This smart, sexy new comedy runs on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, now through March 6, 2016. Opening night is tomorrow, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)

UM Theatre & Dance to Present ALL IN THE TIMING This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The University of Montana is pleased to present All in the Timing, a modern comedy classic from a playwright the New York Times called "a master of fun." All in the Timing runs in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center on campus March 15-19, 2016. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Alexander Dinelaris, Judy Gold, Josh Harmon and More Set for ESPAFest Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) just announced a week-long celebration of exciting collaborations and networking opportunities with artists including Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King & I, Bridges of Madison County), Emmy Award-winning actor and comedienne Judy Gold (HBO, Comedy Central, Clinton the Musical, 25 Questions..., The Judy Show), playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other), Academy Award-winning writer Alexander Dinelaris (Co-writer, Birdman, Broadway's On Your Feet; Co-producer, The Revenant), and writer Cusi Cram (A Lifetime Burning, 'The Big C', 'Arthur'). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2016
by - Feb 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

11 Awesome Theatre Happenings of 2015
by Charles Quittner - Dec 30, 2015

Radical Oklahoma!! Melodramatic vampires! Hamilton! Charles Quittner counts down the top 11 shows he saw this year. (more...)

Drama Book Shop to Welcome David Ives for Signing
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

The Drama Book Shop will host award-winning playwright David Ives, who will sign and discuss his new play collection. The playwright will appear at the famed Drama Book Shop at 5pm on January 14th, 2016. (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

LITTLE ERIK World Premiere and More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 24th season. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Syracuse University's Department of Drama to Wrap Season with A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Syracuse University's Department of Drama concludes its 2015-2016 season with David Ives' new version of French playwright Georges Feydeau's bedroom farce A Flea in Her Ear. Directed by Stephen Cross, this production runs May 6-14 at the Storch Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex. The opening night performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

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