L/A Community Little Theatre Announces the Cast of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

L/A Community Little Theatre is excited to announce the cast for their upcoming production of "August: Osage County." Tracy Letts is the literary genius behind this multi-award winning play. This production is being directed by Adam P. Blais, with original music by Paul G. Caron. (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE BROTHERS SIZE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the haunting contemporary drama The Brothers Size, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre stage June 10, 2016 as the eighth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. (more...)

Tickets to Windsor Jesters' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Tickets are now available for the Windsor Jesters Spring 2016 Production, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's South Florida Premiere of THE TIN WOMAN Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is proud to present the South Florida premiere of The Tin Woman playing May 18 - June 12, 2016. (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 17 June 2016 and Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Pear Theatre Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Pear Theatre completes its 2015/2016 season with August: Osage County, a searing, dark comedy of an American family, where secrets and lies spill out over dysfunctional dinners and drug-laced arguments, and nothing is sacred-or safe. Called 'Hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat' by The New York Times, August: Osage County won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize in 2008. (more...)

Steampunk and Zombies to Invade Little Theatre's Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 series continues on June 14, with a reading of the comedy COLONEL SELLERS: REANIMATOR by Mark Twain, William Dean Howells & Jacques Lamarre. (more...)

Windsor Jesters Present Tracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Tickets are now available for the Windsor Jesters Spring 2016 Production, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. This is the first show in the group's 65th season; Connecticut's oldest continuously performing Community Theater. Show dates are June 9, 10, 11, 17 and 18. All shows start at 7:30 PM, in the comfortably appointed auditorium at the LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 6/10-7/3 at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

International City Theatre presents a send-up of Chekhov's plays that is so completely hilarious, it doesn't even matter if you think Chekhov is just the name of that Russian guy on Star Trek. Mary Jo DuPrey helms a new production of the deliciously wacky, Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang for a June 10 opening, with two low-priced previews taking place on June 8 and June 9. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Will Launch New Series- BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch; Catch the Premiere on Tuesday, May 17!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Don't forget to tune in next Tuesday, May 17, to check out the premiere episode! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at George Brant's GROUNDED at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Alley Theatre presents George Brant's tour de force production, Grounded. Director Jackson Gay collaborates with Alley Company Artist Elizabeth Bunch in this riveting one-woman show about a female fighter pilot's struggle to return to civilian life. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets LookOut Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the summer lineup for LookOut, a new multi-genre performance series, presenting a wide variety of work from a diverse array of voices, artists emerging and established alike. LookOut programming will take place throughout the summer in the 1700 Theatre, Steppenwolf's new 80-seat black box space at 1700 N Halsted St, which connects to the existing building. (more...)

Britt Byrd Stars in Keeton Theatre's MISS FIRECRACKER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2016

Britt Byrd takes on the challenging role of Carnelle Scott in The Larry Keeton Theatre's upcoming production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest, running at the Donelson theater April 14-30 – the first presentation of a non-musical at The Keeton in quite some time, according to producer Jamie London. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jesse Eisenberg Chats His Play THE REVISIONIST at The Wallis
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2016

In its first production following a hit Off-Broadway run, Jesse Eisenberg's THE REVISIONIST is receiving its West Coast debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in a new production directed by Robin Larsen. Leading the cast is Tony Award-winning star of August: Osage County Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok. Previews began in the Lovelace Studio Theater on Tuesday, March 29. Opening Night is this Friday, April 1. Click below to hear what Eisenberg had to say about his play! (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The year 2016 marks the remembrance, worldwide, of Shakespeare's death 400 years ago, as well as what is shaping up to be a historic election year in the U.S. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum summer season lineup of theater, music and performance includes four timeless classics that continue to reflect our life and times centuries later, shining a light on current social issues. It all takes place at Theatricum's unique and spectacular outdoor setting under the California live oaks and summer skies of Topanga. (more...)

KC Rep to Host New Works Festival at Copaken Stage, 4/23-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Marissa Wolf, Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Director of New Works, today announced additional programing and dates for KC Rep's new play festival, Origin KC. Origin KC offers audiences a unique experience to engage with the process of creating theater, and gives emerging and established writers the resources to develop plays for future seasons at KC Rep and beyond. (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Set for Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 performance series returns to Cheney Hall on April 12, continuing its longstanding commitment to arts and the local community.  The first reading of the series will be the drama The Boys in the Band a play by Mart Crowley. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EST and Page 73's KENTUCKY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) and Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) have announced complete casting for KENTUCKY, written by Leah Nanako Winkler, and directed by Morgan Gould. (more...)

Point Park University's The REP Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include regional premieres and shows written by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bathsheba Doran's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of The Mystery of Love & Sex directed by Stella Powell-Jones (Off-Broadway's 17 Orchard Point). Playwright Bathsheba Doran (Signature's Nest, Showtime's Masters of Sex) returns to Signature with an unexpected love story of evolving friendship, finding your own path and the value of family and was heralded as "perfectly wonderful" and "among the season's finest plays" by The New York Times. The Mystery of Love & Sex will receive its DC area premiere in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre, April 5 - May 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre Co's ONE SLIGHT HITCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Spring has sprung and while love is in the air at The Human Race, April showers loom for the characters of the theatre company's latest production, ONE SLIGHT HITCH. The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Margarett Perry and features actors Brian Dykstra and Rita Rehn, with Dana Berger, Alex Curtis, Cecily Dowd, Kyle Nunn and Alex Sunderhaus. The preview performance of ONE SLIGHT HITCH is tonight, April 7. Opening night is tomorrow, April 8. The production runs through April 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Voyage Theater Company to Present Strindberg's THE PELICAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Voyage Theater Company is proud to present August Strindberg's THE PELICAN, directed by Charles C. Bales and Wayne Maugans (actor in Broadway's August: Osage County). The strictly limited engagement is at Fourth Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street, NYC 10003). Performances begin Thursday, May5 and continue through Saturday, May14. Opening night is Friday, May6 at 8 p.m. Press are invited to any evening or matinee performance starting Friday, May 6, 2016. Tickets are $18 and are available now through VTC's website: http://voyagetheatercompany.org/current-season/. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Premiere at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere production of MARY PAGE MARLOWE, written by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts, is helmed by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, who directed Letts's internationally acclaimed August: Osage County. She teams up with him again for this intimate and moving production in Steppenwolf's 40th anniversary season. The show is currently in previews for an April 10 opening night and runs through May 29, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tom Wopat to Lead Industry Readings of Bob Stewart's AMERICAN INHERITANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Tony Award nominated actor Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) will lead the cast for industry readings of AMERICAN INHERITANCE, a new play by Bob Stewart. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Good Theater's ACT ONE, Opening This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Good Theater the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland will close its 14th season with the regional theater premiere of ACT ONE by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. Good Theater is the first company to do ACT ONE since its Broadway debut in 2014. The production opens April 6 and runs through May 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 6/4-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 4. (more...)

L/A Community Little Theatre Announces Cast of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

L/A Community Little Theatre is excited to announce the cast for their upcoming production of "August: Osage County." Tracy Letts is the literary genius behind this multi-award winning play. This production is being directed by Adam P. Blais, with original music by Paul G. Caron. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

All-Star Improv Cabaret Set for Penobscot Theatre Company, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Penobscot Theatre Company has assembled a sensational team of improvisational artists at the top of their game for an All-Star Improv Cabaret, one night only, May 15 at 7:00 pm at the historic Bangor Opera House. 'This fast-paced, interactive show will have folks rolling in the aisles!' said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport. 'Masters of improvisation will take suggestions from the audience and spin them into an unforgettable night of comedy! If you liked the television show, Whose Line is it Anyway?, you'll surely love this show.' All tickets are $15 each, available online at www.penobscottheatre.org or at the box office, (207) 942-3333. The show will feature: (more...)

Rondi Reed & Michael Rabe Join Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA; Jessie Fisher Completes CONSTELLATIONS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete casting for two upcoming productions. Celebrated actress Jessie Fisher (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Once on Broadway) joins ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (CBS's Elementary, Steppenwolf's Superior Donuts) in the Chicago premiere production of Constellations, the moving two-character drama by Nick Payne, directed by artistic producer Jonathan Berry to take place this summer in the Upstairs Theatre (May 26 - July 3, 2016; Press/Opening is June 1 at 7:30pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EST and Page 73's KENTUCKY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) and Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) present KENTUCKY, written by Leah Nanako Winkler, and directed by Morgan Gould. KENTUCKY is currently playing previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) for an official opening on Sunday, May 1. The strictly limited run plays through Sunday, May 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PROOF Set for Little Theatre of Manchester's Evenings@7 Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 series continues on May 10, with a reading of the drama Proof by David Auburn. (more...)

Ringwald to Present HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, 5/13-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

?The Ringwald Theatre is proud to continue its Season of Classics with the Detroit premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O'Keefe.  (more...)

New Rust Co-Operative Play SILLAGE to Debut at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

SILLAGE, a new play writted, designed and directed by Penelope Youngleson, will be presented by the Rust Co-Operative at the Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this May. (more...)

Tony Winner Tracy Letts to Star in New Divorce Comedy THE LOVERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts will star as a husband and wife in the new comedy THE LOVERS from A24. Filming is expected to get underway shortly. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry to Present 18th Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents its 18th Annual Festival of New Plays at the Autry Museum of the American West and La Jolla Playhouse. The festival features staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by audience talkbacks in which each viewer becomes an important part of the collaborative process. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

BWW Review: THE REVISIONIST Misses the Mark Due to Disjointed Script
by Shari Barrett - Apr 16, 2016

While the writing is a bit disjointed and the story much too difficult to follow due to many comments spoken only in Polish by Ilia Volok as Zemon, a Polish taxi driver who provides various services to Maria, the acting by the two leads Seamus Mulcahy and Deanna Dunagan is superb. But while their characters are fascinating in their complexity and Robin Larsen's direction keeps the action moving briskly around the three rooms making up Tom Buderwitz's scenic design (which places the set in the middle of the space with audience members seated on both sides), this up close and personal theatrical experience seems to have something lacking in the fabric of the writing to keep you interested in what exactly is going on between these two lost souls. (more...)

Steppenwolf Fires Baby Actors From Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by Michael Dale - Apr 15, 2016

Director Anna D. Shapiro felt the use of real babies was taking the audience out of the drama. (more...)

Found111 Extends Tracy Letts' BUG, Starring James Norton and Kate Fleetwood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood are currently leading BUG, the tense and blackly comic play from award-winning writer Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe) at Found111 - and now, audiences have a greater chance to catch it. (more...)

KC Rep's New Works Festival Begins 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Marissa Wolf, Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Director of New Works, today announced additional programing and dates for KC Rep's new play festival, Origin KC. Origin KC offers audiences a unique experience to engage with the process of creating theater, and gives emerging and established writers the resources to develop plays for future seasons at KC Rep and beyond. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season to Feature AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Capital Stage is proud to announce its 2016-17 Season: Love & War. Capital Stage's 12th Season, and Michael Stevenson's inaugural Season as Producing Artistic Director, explores the fierce human struggle to connect - and the turbulent forces that keep us apart. These unique stories will include Capital Stage's 3rd National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, a Pulitzer Prize and 5 time Tony Award Winner, 4 Sacramento Premieres and two theatre classics. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater to Open 25th Season at the Bruns with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater marks the beginning of its 25th season at the glorious Bruns Amphitheater with Shakespeare's sassiest battle royale, Much Ado About Nothing, in a newly-minted adaptation by Kenneth Lin and Jackson Gay, with additional text by Lin, and directed by Gay in her Cal Shakes debut. Much Ado About Nothing plays from May 25 through June 19; for tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee & More Set for Sundance Institute's New MENA Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company, dramaturgs and creative advisors participating in its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, including Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee, Deanna Dunagan, Hala Omran and Raeda Taha. The Lab, held in Morocco next month, is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists and will kick off a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (more...)

Exclusive: Broadway Siblings Sydney and Jake Lucas, Arielle and Adam Jacobs, and the Keenan-Bolgers on National Siblings Day and More!
by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2016

Today is National Siblings Day and to celebrate BroadwayWorld tracked down three sets of Broadway siblings to chat about how performing and producing has affected their sibling dynamic! We sat down with Broadway's Sydney and Jake Lucas, Adam and Arielle Jacobs, and performing trio Andrew, Maggie, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. (more...)

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