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Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of Fox's FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot
by Movies News Desk - May 8, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, THE WIRE's Reg E. Cathey has signed on for Fox's upcoming FANTASTIC FOUR reboot, directed by Josh Tank. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO, 6/13-7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Closing Aurora Theatre Company's 22nd season is David Mamet's powerful, fast-paced drama American Buffalo. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's acclaimed productions of Fat Pig and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct American Buffalo, featuring James Carpenter (John Gabriel Borkman, The Master Builder, The Birthday Party, The Homecoming), Paul Vincent O'Connor (Death Defying Acts, National Tour August: Osage County), and Rafael Jordan. American Buffalo plays June 13 through July 13 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. For mature audiences. (more...)

Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances on 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, on Thursday, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Now Accepting GAP Submissions
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company has announced a call for submissions for its 10th anniversary season of the Global Age Project (GAP) festival of new works. The company will choose three new plays to be presented as staged readings with professional directors and actors during the GAP festival in February and March of 2015; the festival will coincide with the company's fully-staged Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS, directed by Barbara Damashek (American Buffalo, Fat Pig, Private Jokes, Public Places). Each of the three prizewinners will receive a $1,000 award and their work will be considered for further development and production during Aurora Theatre Company's regular season; out of town artists will receive travel and accommodation expenses. The submission period opens June 2; deadline for play submission is July 15, 2014. Finalists will be announced in early December 2014. Aurora Theatre Company is excited to offer online script submission for the GAP. Playwrights may upload their submissions directly to Aurora Theatre Company's website at www.auroratheatre.org; there is a $20 submission fee per play manuscript. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Host GALA 2014 at Navy Pier, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the enduring vitality of Chicago's Shakespeare with GALA 2014 on Monday, June 16 at its home on Navy Pier. (more...)

REASONS TO BE HAPPY, HELLCAB, GENIUS & More Set for Profiles Theatre's 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Profiles Theatre Artistic Directors Darrell W. Cox and Joe Jahraus announce the titles for the 26th Season featuring a full slate of new and challenging works premiering at the Profiles Theatre Complex on North Broadway. The upcoming season features six productions including the Midwest premieres of Reasons to be Happy by Neil LaBute, the award-winning play The Other Place by Sharr White, the world premiere of Genius by Kate Walbert and a new premiere for spring 2015 to be announced soon. Additionally, Profiles' acclaimed production of Hellcab by Will Kern, one of Chicago theatre's longest running hits and a seasonal favorite at Profiles for the past two years, returns again for the holiday season. These six productions alternate between Profiles' two venues, The Main Stage at 4139 N. Broadway and The Alley Stage at 4147 N. Broadway. (more...)

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Deborah M. Dryden and More Receive 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Scenic designer, writer and professor, MARJORIE BRADLEY KELLOGG, and costume designer DEBORAH M. DRYDEN are among the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony tonight, May 2, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). (more...)

Stephanie Yankwitt Named Artistic Associate/Director of New Play Development of Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson Managing Director, announces Stephanie Yankwitt as Artistic Associate/Director of New Play Development. Prior to joining the team at BSC, Stephanie was on the senior artistic staff at the Hangar Theatre from 2009-2013, including the role of Interim Artistic Director for the 2013 season. (more...)

Aurora Extends THE LETTERS for Second Time Through June 8
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Due to popular demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add a second extension week of performances of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, the first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. (more...)

Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, tonight, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Memorial for Goodman Theatre Lighting Designer Robert Christen Held Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Tonight, May 13, Goodman Theatre celebrates the life and creative contributions of Robert (Bob) Christen, its longtime Resident Lighting Designer and one of the most prolific live performance designers in the country, who passed away last month at age 64. (more...)

David Cromer, Gary Griffin, Nathan Louis Jackson and More Set for KC Rep's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced his 2014-15 season, its milestone 50th anniversary. (more...)

Raul Castillo & John Judd to Join Sandra Oh in Victory Gardens' DEATH AND THE MAIDEN this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 2013-2014 season with Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden runs June 13 - July 13, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Tickets to Death and the Maiden go on sale to the public at noon on May 2, 2014. (more...)

MET to Present THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, 4/10-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present Martin McDonagh's award winning play 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore'. The dark Irish comedy will be directed by MET's founding Artistic Director, Tad Janes. 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' is a play that grabs you with comedy and takes you on a ride like no other play I know', said Janes. 'I've always been a fan of McDonagh's plays. They are always funny, quirky, and have interesting themes and characters. When we selected plays for the season this one was a clear favorite within the Ensemble' 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' will run every Thursday through Sunday (except Easter Sunday) at Maryland Ensemble Theatre from April 10 through May 4. (more...)

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN; TALLEY'S FOLLEY; DETROIT & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The regular season will be staged August 2014 through July 2015 at the intimate Aurora Theatre in the downtown Berkeley arts district. For single tickets ($32-$60) or subscriptions ($155-$305), the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. Subscriptions on sale March 27. Single tickets on sale for subscribers July 29 and on sale August 5 to the general public. (more...)

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Deborah M. Dryden & More to Receive 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Scenic designer, writer and professor, MARJORIE BRADLEY KELLOGG, and costume designer DEBORAH M. DRYDEN are among the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 2, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Ms. Kellogg will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design and Ms. Dryden was selected to receive the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design. Ms. Kellogg's award will be presented to her by director Kenny Leon and Ms. Dryden's award will be presented to her by designer David Woolard. (more...)

American Players Theatre Sets 2014 Season: THE SEAGULL, AMERICAN BUFFALO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 35th Season, June 7 to November 9, 2014, a diverse lineup spanning from Shakespeare to Mamet and helmed by recently appointed Artistic Director Brenda DeVita-the company's first new artistic director in over 20 years. DeVita's season includes the first David Mamet production of the company's history, American Buffalo, and her staging of Joan Didion's memoir The Year of Magical Thinking in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre, alongside such classics as Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet in APT's flagship 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater Up the Hill. (more...)

Ralph Macchio & Mario Cantone Star in Reading of Charles Messina's New Comedy A ROOM OF MY OWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone headline the cast of a special industry reading of A Room of My Own, the anticipated new comedy written and directed by Charles Messina. Mr. Macchio and Mr. Cantone are joined by a cast that includes Colin Critchley, Gina Ferranti, Kendra Jain, and Johnny Tammaro. The invitation only reading is tonight, Monday, March 17, 2014 on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Nashville Stagecraft to Present THE MAD KING LEAR, Begin. 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Most theatre companies don't dare edit the works of William Shakespeare, much less refer to the Bard as 'Ole' Bill' during rehearsals, but the artists at Nashville Stagecraft are doing just that in preparation for their inaugural production: The Mad King Lear, opening March 27th at the 4th Story Theater. (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...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors? Meet the Full Cast of THE REALISTIC JONESES, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

Will Eno's new play The Realistic Joneses is set to begin previews tomorrow, March 13, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Atlantic Theater's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, with Laura Osnes and F. Murray Abraham, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company's highly anticipated revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical The Threepenny Opera, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, begins previews tonight, March 12, 2014. (more...)

MTC to Present GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, Opening 10 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Alex Dimitriades, Steve Bisley and Greg Stone go head to head in the bear-pit of corporate capitalism when David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece rages back on stage at Melbourne Theatre Company 30 years after it was written and first performed by MTC. Explosive and enduring, and opening Thursday 10 July 2014 at Southbank Theatre, Glengarry Glen Ross exposes the testosterone-fuelled, greedy 'reality show' of capitalism and big business that is as brutal today as it ever was. (more...)

BPAC & TGW Acting Studio to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 7/10-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) & TGW Acting Studio present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW from July 10 - August 3, 2014, at the Rose Nagelberg Theatre & directed by THOMAS G. WAITES. Assistant to the director is Lisa Greenberg, Fight Choreographer is David Brimmer, with Set & Lighting Design by Jasmine Nicole Roberts, Costume Design by Rebecca Welles & Stage Management by Kayla Santos. Featured in the production will be live music by Juilliard Alumni. (more...)

RACE, LUNA GALE, CHAVEZ RAVINE, GIRLFRIEND and More Set for CTG's 11th Season at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 11th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Casting for THE NIGHT ALIVE, 9/18-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh Join Steppenwolf Theatre's THE NIGHT ALIVE; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

SPANK!, Kathleen Madigan, Holiday Shows, The Freddy Awards, SISTER ACT & More Set for State Theatre Center for the Arts' 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA, announces its 88th Season. Tickets for the new season will go on sale to State Theatre Members on Thursday, August 5th, to the public on Tuesday, August 19th. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends AMERICAN BUFFALO Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Critics and audiences agree that it would be a crime to miss American Buffalo. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet's powerful, fast-paced modern masterpiece. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2014 Raises Nearly $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrated the enduring vitality of Shakespeare on Monday, June 16 with GALA 2014 at its home on Navy Pier, raising nearly $1.2 million for Chicago Shakespeare in Urban Communities. Three hundred and fifty of Chicago's civic, corporate and cultural leaders attended the event benefitting CST's civic engagement and education initiatives, including the citywide summer tradition Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks and Team Shakespeare education programs. The evening culminated in the presentation of the fourth annual Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to this year's Civic Honoree, The Boeing Company and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith and his wife Denise, and Artistic Honoree, Chicago theater legend Mike Nussbaum. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mamet's Legacy of AMERICAN BUFFAFO Endures at APT
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 19, 2014

The distinguished experience of Director Kenneth Albers returns to American Players Theatre (APT) in rural Spring Green for David Mamet's multiple award winning play, American Buffalo. First produced in 1975, the three person drama fills the indoor Touchstone Theater with the talents of Brian Mani, James Ridge and Brendan Meyer in perhaps one of the most poetic uses of profanity heard and placed on stage. (more...)

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, Starring Sandra Oh, Extends Through July 20 at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Victory Gardens Theater adds an additional week of performances to the run of Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden now runs June 13 - July 20, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sandra Oh and More in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 2013-2014 season with Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden runs now through July 13, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. The cast of Death and the Maiden includes Raul Castillo, John Judd and Sandra Oh. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Interview: MUCH ADO's John Pankow, From Shakespeare to Sitcoms & Back Again
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 13, 2014

Back at the Delacorte for his fifth Shakespeare in the Park, the TV star talks about playing the fool, getting typecast and living in L.A. and Italy. (more...)

Michael Moss, Elissa Klie & More to Lead THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 7/10-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) & TGW Acting Studio present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW from July 10 - August 3, 2014, at the Rose Nagelberg Theatre & directed by THOMAS G. WAITES. Assistant to the director is Lisa Greenberg, Fight Choreographer is David Brimmer, with Set & Lighting Design by Jasmine Nicole Roberts, Costume Design by Rebecca Welles & Stage Management by Kayla Santos. Featured in the production will be live music by Juilliard Alumni. (more...)

Michael Moss and Elissa Klie Lead THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) & TGW Acting Studio present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW from today, July 10 - August 3, 2014, at the Rose Nagelberg Theatre & directed by THOMAS G. WAITES. (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERICAN BUFFALO at Aurora Theatre Company, Opening 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Closing Aurora Theatre Company's 22nd season is David Mamet's powerful, fast-paced drama American Buffalo. Set during one long day, three small-time crooks of great ambition and low morals make plans to rob a man of his valuable coin collection, including what they believe to be an extremely valuable 'Buffalo nickel.' (more...)

John Leguizamo Joins Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD Film
by Movies News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi have joined the cast of Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's upcoming drama for Atlas Independent and Relativity International, THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD. Set to star are Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane. (more...)

Tony Nominee Domhnall Gleeson Among Cast of STAR WARS - EPISODE VII
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have announced the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII! Included in the cast is Tony nominee Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter) as well as off-Broadway vets Oscar Issac and Adam Driver (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 25, 2014

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: the Drama Desk nominees will be announced, the Tonys committee is making its final decisions, and everyone across the country can see Matthew Bourne's reimagining of SLEEPING BEAUTY! (more...)

Memorial for Goodman Theatre Lighting Designer Robert Christen Set for May 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On May 13, Goodman Theatre celebrates the life and creative contributions of Robert (Bob) Christen, its longtime Resident Lighting Designer and one of the most prolific live performance designers in the country, who passed away last month at age 64. (more...)

DATE AND NUTS to Run 5/31-7/13 at the Bootleg
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

An animal rights activist in Brooklyn searches for love in the dating jungle of New York City. Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway, for the RSC and at the Taper) will direct the West Coast premiere of Dates and Nuts, a romantic comedy by Gary Lennon (Orange is the New Black for Netflix, Echo Theater Company's A Family Thing). Opening night is set for May 31 at the Bootleg Theater. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends WITTENBERG Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

To be or not to be is no longer the question - critics and audiences agree that WITTENBERG is a hit. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the Bay Area Premiere of WITTENBERG, David Davalos' audacious comedy about reason versus faith. Josh Costello (San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre) directs this smarty-pants celebration of history, language, academia, and religion, featuring Dan Hiatt (The Arsonists), Elizabeth Carter (Trouble in Mind), Jeremy Kahn, and Michael Stevenson. WITTENBERG plays now through May 11 (added performances: Tuesday, May 6, 7pm; Wednesday, May 7, 8pm; Thursday, May 8, 8pm; Friday, May 9, 8pm; Saturday, May 10, 8pm; Sunday, May 11, 2pm and 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Stages THE LETTERS, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents its first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson returns to the company to direct this sixth addition to the season, the Professional Bay Area Premiere of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, featuring Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) and Michael Ray Wisely (The Arsonists). THE LETTERS plays today, April 17 through May 25 at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends THE LETTERS Through 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, the first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson (The Arsonists, Salomania) returns to the company to direct this sixth addition to the season, featuring Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) and Michael Ray Wisely (The Arsonists). THE LETTERS now plays April 17 through June 1 (added performances: Wednesday, May 28, 8pm; Thursday, May 29, 8pm; Friday, May 30, 8pm; Saturday, May 31, 8pm; Sunday, June 1, 2pm) at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($28, $32) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maryland Ensemble Theatre's THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present Martin McDonagh's award winning play 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore'. The dark Irish comedy will be directed by MET's founding Artistic Director, Tad Janes. 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' will run every Thursday through Sunday(except Easter Sunday) at Maryland Ensemble Theatre from April 10 through May 4. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT and MANAHATTA. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory from Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

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