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The Old Globe Presents BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, KISS ME KATE, and More for Summer '15The Old Globe Presents BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, KISS ME KATE, and More for Summer '15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare onstage and in film. 2014 Tony Award winner for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to direct the spectacular musical classic Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and choreography by Peggy Hickey, in association with Hartford Stage. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD IIQuintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

2 PIANOS 4 HANDS to Play Rubicon, 10/152 PIANOS 4 HANDS to Play Rubicon, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura opens the company's 17th Season (The Search…) with 2 Pianos 4 Hands, written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt. Winner of the coveted Dora Award (the Canadian equivalent of the Tony), 2 Pianos 4 Hands is a musical comedy for anyone who has ever had a dream. Directed by Thomas Frey, this hilariously funny production features two actors, two pianos and multiple characters as fifteen years of piano playing unfolds in all its glory. Stories of crazy instructors, obsessed parents, torturous recitals, and other high points of musical training are accompanied by musical selections ranging from classical to pop to jazz. Along the way, these virtuoso actors/pianists portray a dazzling range of characters and display piano wizardry featuring the music of Beethoven, Bach, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis and others. 2 Pianos 4 Hands opens October 18 with low-priced previews October 15 - 17. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays through November 16. For tickets, call 805.667.2900 or go to rubicontheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WITTENBERG at Shakespeare Theatre of New JerseyPhoto Flash: First Look at WITTENBERG at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of the award-winning play WITTENBERG by David Davalos, in which he ingeniously manipulates time and space to unite an unusual trio-Doctor Faustus, Martin Luther, and Hamlet-for a witty and provocative debate about faith, fate, existence, and tennis. The 'big questions,' the enigmas that eternally puzzle mankind, are given clever and delightfully quirky forum in this contemporary riff on the age-old and eternal conudrums. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Against the Grain to Premiere SHELTERED at the Tabard Theatre, Nov 18-Dec 6Against the Grain to Premiere SHELTERED at the Tabard Theatre, Nov 18-Dec 6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Against the Grain Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of SHELTERED, a dark satire about the homeless and the heartless, packed with action, thrills and laughs for the festive season. Performances run Tuesday 18 November - Saturday 6 December 2014 at The Tabard Theatre, London. (more...)

Tarragon Announces Cast for Morris Panych's SEXTETTarragon Announces Cast for Morris Panych's SEXTET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of Sextet, written and directed by the prolific, award-winning Morris Panych, one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights and directors. Chock-full of Panych's trademark wit, this hilarious comic drama about six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour opens November 12 and runs to December 14 (previews from November 5) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Sets Directors for 2014-15 SeasonWaterTower Theatre Sets Directors for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the directors for the remainder of the Company's 2014-2015 Main Stage season at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Kicks Off Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II - TodayQuintessence Theatre Group Kicks Off Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II - Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. AS YOU LIKE IT will begin previews today, October 1 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 4 at 8pm. RICHARD II will begin previews on Thursday, October 9 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 18 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse's ARMS AND THE MAN Opens TonightLong Beach Playhouse's ARMS AND THE MAN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

Long Beach Playhouse presents a production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, the classic 'anti-romantic' comedy. Featuring Hallie Mayer, Sarah Genevieve Green, Charlotte Williams, Michael J. Knowles, Doyle Smiens, Mitchell Nunn, and Alex Bennett, Arms and the Man opens tonight, Nov. 8th, 2014, and runs through Dec. 6. (more...)

James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced that James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show) will direct the final show of its 2014-2015 Season, the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart. Rich Girl will play May 23 - June 21, 2015. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse's ARMS AND THE MAN Opens 11/8Long Beach Playhouse's ARMS AND THE MAN Opens 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Long Beach Playhouse presents a production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, the classic 'anti-romantic' comedy. Featuring Hallie Mayer, Sarah Genevieve Green, Charlotte Williams, Michael J. Knowles, Doyle Smiens, Mitchell Nunn, and Alex Bennett, Arms and the Man opens Nov. 8th, 2014, and runs through Dec. 6. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' SeasonOpera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

(Saratoga Springs, NY) -- Opera Saratoga announces subscriptions are now on sale for the 2015 Summer Festival, which will include three operas featuring guest artists from around the globe, and a wide-range of additional live performances and arts experiences. The three operas will take place over a three-and-a-half week period, from July 2nd to the 26th. (more...)

Scoop: Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch, Carolee Carmello, Will Swenson & More Star in Reading of LaChiusa's RAINScoop: Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch, Carolee Carmello, Will Swenson & More Star in Reading of LaChiusa's RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

This just in! The Old Globe will hold a developmental reading of the new musical Rain, with book by Sybille Pearson (Baby, Giant), music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant, Marie Christine), based on the short story 'Rain' by W. Somerset Maugham, and directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. (more...)

Against the Grain Premieres SHELTERED at the Tabard Theatre TonightAgainst the Grain Premieres SHELTERED at the Tabard Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Against the Grain Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of SHELTERED, a dark satire about the homeless and the heartless, packed with action, thrills and laughs for the festive season. Performances run today 18 November - Saturday 6 December 2014 at The Tabard Theatre, London. (more...)

BUS STOP Opens Tonight at Little Fish TheatreBUS STOP Opens Tonight at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Little Fish Theatre announced the opening of the final show of its thirteenth season, William Inge's acclaimed comedic drama, BUS STOP, tonight, Nov. 14-Dec. 13. (more...)

Quintessence to Present ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Begin. 12/10Quintessence to Present ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Begin. 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with Simon Reade's stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Last Christmas Quintessence took you on an adventure across the English countryside and into the wild wood. This year we will venture down the rabbit hole. A theatrical event for the whole family, Quintessence's special brand of imagination theatre will take you on a whirlwind adventure with Alice and allow you to escape the holiday madness in Wonderland. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND will begin previews on Wednesday, December 10 at 7pm and open on Saturday, December 13 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre's SEXTET Opens TonightTarragon Theatre's SEXTET Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of Sextet, written and directed by the prolific, award-winning Morris Panych, one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights and directors. Chock-full of Panych's trademark wit, this hilarious comic drama about six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour opens tonight, November 12 and runs to December 14 (previewed from November 5) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Solve the Mystery! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIMESolve the Mystery! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Meet the Cast - Nov 1, 2014

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, officially opened on Broadway on October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

BUS STOP to Open November 14 at Little Fish Theatre, 11/14-12/13BUS STOP to Open November 14 at Little Fish Theatre, 11/14-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of the final show of its thirteenth season, William Inge's acclaimed comedic drama, BUS STOP, Nov. 14-Dec. 13. (more...)

Laura Benanti Headlines 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, TonightLaura Benanti Headlines 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala tonight, Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. Leading underwriters include Audrey Geisel, Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White. (more...)

Classic Theatre of San Antonio to Present ARMS AND THE MAN, Begin. 8/22Classic Theatre of San Antonio to Present ARMS AND THE MAN, Begin. 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Classic Theatre of San Antonio opens up its seventh season with a production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man. Worlds collide with delicious results when two opposing soldiers vie for the heart of an idealistic young girl. Director Stacey Connelly captures Shaw's signature wit and charm in this classic, romantic comedy which illuminates the resulting humor of heroic ideals turned on their head. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MAChris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. On August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe GalaPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2014)-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, "The Good Wife," "Go On"), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. Leading underwriters include Audrey Geisel,Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This WeekendLaura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

Adam Kantor, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Kristin Villanueva & More to Star in The Old Globe's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Cast & Creative Team AnnouncedAdam Kantor, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Kristin Villanueva & More to Star in The Old Globe's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Renowned director, Globe alumnus, and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, Resurrection Blues) returns to the Globe with one of Shakespeare's most delightful and boisterous comedies. The final production of the 2014 Summer Season will be presented in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, August 10 - September 14, 2014. (more...)

16th Street Theater Extends EM Lewis' THE GUN SHOW Through 8/916th Street Theater Extends EM Lewis' THE GUN SHOW Through 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

16th Street Theater announced the one week extension of EM Lewis' THE GUN SHOW directed by Kevin Christopher Fox now thru August 9 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. Artistic Associate and actor Juan Francisco Villa turns the spotlight on Lewis' relationship with guns as he shares true stories from the playwright's personal experiences with firearms -- from a farming community in rural Oregon to Los Angeles and New York City. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse's 85th Mainstage Season to Include 'SALESMAN,' 'SUPERSTAR,' 'STARK' & MoreLong Beach Playhouse's 85th Mainstage Season to Include 'SALESMAN,' 'SUPERSTAR,' 'STARK' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Long Beach Playhouse iwill present its 2014 - 2015 Mainstage season opening September 27. This year's offerings are an exhilarating mix of suspense, comedy and, of course, drama. As always, the works are selected with the audience in mind and with a goal to create a mosaic of plays that entertain and engage the hearts and minds of those who attend. Well-known playwrights including Agatha Christie and Arthur Miller intermingle with contemporary writers like Tom Stoppard and Lynn Nottage to bring an outstanding mix of classic favorites and new works to the Mainstage. This is a season you won't want to miss. (more...)

Classical Theatre Lab to Present A FAMILY AFFAIR, Begin. 7/19Classical Theatre Lab to Present A FAMILY AFFAIR, Begin. 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Classical Theatre Lab and the City of West Hollywood present A Family Affair by Alexander Ostrovsky, adapted from a translation by Geroge R. Noyes, directed by Mel Green. Causing an uproar when published in 1850, this broad and irreverent Russian comedy of manners centers around a greedy merchant, Bolshov, who makes a fraudulent bankruptcy application in order to finance the lavish lifestyle of his bourgeois husband-hunting daughter. When Bolshov's accomplices run off with his assets and his daughter, he descends into professional and psychological ruin and is jailed. Upon his release, Bolshov, a new man ready to walk the straight and narrow, finds that his selfish and cantankerous family has not changed one bit. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of THE CUROUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME TomorrowBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of THE CUROUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. We are thrilled to present this event in partnership with the New School for Drama. Please join us for a Conversations with the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Alex Sharp,Taylor Trensch, Francesca Faridany, Ian Barford, Enid Graham, and Helen Carey, and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of THE CUROUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on 1/8BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of THE CUROUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. We are thrilled to present this event in partnership with the New School for Drama. Please join us for a Conversations with the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Alex Sharp,Taylor Trensch, Francesca Faridany, Ian Barford, Enid Graham, and Helen Carey, and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This SpringValerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that a new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, will close their current season, bowing April 22 and running through May 17, 2015. (more...)

Controversial New Play PIG GIRL to Receive European Debut This Winter at FinboroughControversial New Play PIG GIRL to Receive European Debut This Winter at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and part of its Winter Season of 20 Premieres, the European premiere of Pig Girl by former Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, Colleen Murphy, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing twelve Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 11 January 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 12 Janaury 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence Play The Wallis, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Tony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAYTony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will welcome two new stars. Beginning January 7, 2015, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning "30 Rock" alum Maulik Pancholy-in his Broadway debut-will assume the roles of 'Julia Budder' and 'Frank Finger', respectively. (more...)

Hal Linden to Lead The Old Globe's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Hal Linden to Lead The Old Globe's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Old Globe today announced Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden ('Barney Miller,' The Rothschilds) will star in the West Coast Premiere of The Twenty-seventh Man by award-winning novelist Nathan Englander, directed by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. The cast also features Ron Orbach, Robert Dorfman, Eli Gelb, James Shanklin, and Lowell Byers. The Twenty-seventh Man will run February 14 through March 15 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run February 14-18. Opening night is Thursday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale Friday, January 16. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Incoming Cast Alert! Meet the New Broadway Company of IT'S ONLY A PLAYIncoming Cast Alert! Meet the New Broadway Company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

We want you to get to know the new cast members before their opening night. Get acquainted with the incoming company below! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of THE CUROUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on 1/8BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with the Cast of THE CUROUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. We are thrilled to present this event in partnership with the New School for Drama. Please join us for a Conversations with the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Alex Sharp,Taylor Trensch, Francesca Faridany, Ian Barford, Enid Graham, and Helen Carey, and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

BUS STOP to Open November 14 at Little Fish Theatre, 11/14-12/13BUS STOP to Open November 14 at Little Fish Theatre, 11/14-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of the final show of its thirteenth season, William Inge's acclaimed comedic drama, BUS STOP, Nov. 14-Dec. 13. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of American Buffalo, Fat Pig, and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner (After the Revolution, Awake and Sing!), Will Marchetti (Knock Knock), Nicholas Pelczar (Dublin Carol, Marius), Jessica Bates (After the Revolution), Joe Estlack (Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre), and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Brava Theater, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre). THE LYONS plays January 30 through March 1 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...)

Quintessence Presents ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Beginning TonightQuintessence Presents ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with Simon Reade's stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Last Christmas Quintessence took you on an adventure across the English countryside and into the wild wood. This year we will venture down the rabbit hole. A theatrical event for the whole family, Quintessence's special brand of imagination theatre will take you on a whirlwind adventure with Alice and allow you to escape the holiday madness in Wonderland. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND will begin previews today, December 10 at 7pm and open on Saturday, December 13 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

BWW Blog: A Clevelander's Views and Reviews of Canada's The Shaw FestivalBWW Blog: A Clevelander's Views and Reviews of Canada's The Shaw Festival
by Roy Berko - Aug 6, 2014

'By the time the show is over, you will have been taken on a journey more compelling and magical than you could have imagined. For this, I think, is our principal function-as we delight, provoke and entertain, we must always surprise.' These are Jackie Maxwell, the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director, hopes for those who attend one or more of the theatre offerings. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/31/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/31/2014
by BWW - Aug 31, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/31/2014 for San Antonio (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Present WITTENBERG, Begin. 9/10Shakespeare Theatre to Present WITTENBERG, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Performances begin September 10 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/24/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/24/2014
by BWW - Aug 24, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/24/2014 for San Antonio (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/17/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/17/2014
by BWW - Aug 17, 2014

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Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA TonightChris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. Tonight, August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

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