August: Osage County on Tour


Tony Awards Close-Up: Johanna Day Is Digging Deeper Every Night at SWEAT
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2017

Every night at Studio 54. Tony nominee Johanna Day digs a little bit deeper as Tracey, a factory worker in Reading, Pennsylvania. How does she give such a poignant performance and deal with the exhaustion of the season? She explains below! (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Gets Chicago Premiere This Summer at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Hir, a subversive comedy by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac. Directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Hallie Gordon, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan (Arnold) and Amy Morton (Paige) with Em Grosland (Max) and Michael Holding (Isaac). (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their summer lineup, which will feature a three week run of the acclaimed solo play, How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writings of Lester Bangs) by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the award-winning writers of The Exonerated and Aftermath. The show will run July 6 - July 22 in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre (1700 N Halsted St); the press performance is Friday, July 7 at 8pm. (more...)

Amy Herzog's 4000 MILES to Open Shakespeare & Company's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Shakespeare & Company opens their 40th Anniversary Season with 4000 Miles written by Amy Herzog, and directed by Nicole Ricciardi. This Pulitzer Prize finalist and Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play explores growing up, growing old and the moments in between. The acclaimed comic drama runs at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre from May 25 to July 16, 2017. (more...)

Regional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2017

Broadway shows are made, not born. Though the polished final product of a Broadway show seems to land before our very eyes as if put there by some divine circumstance, the life of the average show before it makes its way to New York is long. (more...)

Tracy Letts Says Broadway Bound Play THE MINUTES is Not About Trump, But is Politically Aware
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tracy Letts spoke about his play THE MINUTES which will take its place on Broadway next year. Letts describes it as an examination of personal history and how 'history sometimes is in the eye of the beholder.' (more...)

BAD JEWS Comes to Capital Stage 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Capital Stage presents Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon a  NY Times Critics Pick (2013). Amy Resnick, last seen at Capital Stage in August: Osage County, and Blackberry Winter will direct this Sacramento Premiere. Bad Jews will be the sixth and final production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from June 21-July 23, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Say Yes! Collective to Bring All-Female THE TEMPEST to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Los Angeles ensemble theatre company Say Yes! Collective presents its latest production, The Tempest, a reimagining of Shakespeare's celebrated supernatural drama co-produced with the internationally acclaimed Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Launch New Off-Broadway Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf have announced that Lisa's new play, STUFFED, will open Off-Broadway this fall in a new production at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. (more...)

RIPCORD Comes to The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Best described as Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple, Ripcord is an uproarious new comedy by noted playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ripcord takes us to the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility where foul-tempered Abby has just learned that she has to share her sunny top-floor room with newcomer Marilyn. Loathe to share her space, Abby challenges Marilyn to a seemingly harmless bet where the loser abandons the sunny top-floor room. The events that follow take the women on a ridiculous journey that reveals not only the tenacity of these worthy opponents but also some secrets they would rather remain hidden. Ripcord brings us the fight of the century, and after all, wouldn't they know? (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

GUTENBERG THE MUSICAL Comes to The Jewelbox Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The hilarious musical spoof Gutenberg! The Musical! is coming to Seattle. Local theatre favorites Kate Jaeger and Matt Giles star as two aspiring playwrights performing a staged reading of their new passion project for potential producers: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Gutenberg! The Musical! will run May 12-22, 2017 at The Jewelbox Theater at The Rendezvous (2322 2nd Ave). Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2930545.) (more...)

4th Annual Fifth Star Honors to Celebrate Common, Steppenwolf and More at Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and institutions for their contributions to the city's cultural landscape at the 4th annual Fifth Star Honors presented by Allstate Insurance Company. (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for the company's world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells.  (more...)

LADY TATTOO to Close Out The Acting Company's 2016-17 Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Acting Company will conclude its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with Meg Miroshnik's Lady Tattoo, a compelling new play about the subversive trend of wealthy American women embracing tattoo artistry at the turn of the 20th century. Lady Tattoo explores the human need for the power and control that secrets offer.  (more...)

Glenn Davis Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Glenn Davis to the world-renowned ensemble. (more...)

Pipeline-Collective presents the Nashville premiere of BRILLIANT TRACES
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2017

Pipeline-Collective presents the final production of its inaugural season - the Nashville premiere of Brilliant Traces, a two-person play by Cindy Lou Johnson, directed by frequent Pipeline collaborator Laramie Hearn and starring Amanda Card and Taylor Novak - at Belmont Little Theatre on the Belmont University campus June 16-18. (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Geva's 2017 Fielding Studio Series Concludes with SEX WITH STRANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

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Hershey Felder to Return to Chicago with OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Hershey Felder and Eighty-Eight Entertainment present the Midwest Premiere of Our Great Tchaikovsky, a new play-with-music featuring the compositions of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a book and performance by Hershey Felder, following a critically acclaimed world premiere is California. (more...)

Dolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Group has announced that Dolly Wells will join Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn to Make Off-Broadway Debut in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). (more...)

AND SO WE WALKED Makes North Carolina Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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AND SO WE WALKED Makes North Carolina Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Triad Stage, a professional, not-for-profit, regional theater in Greensboro, NC,  will stage the North Carolina debut of a new one-woman play that traces the path of a young Cherokee woman's great-great grandparents who were forced to relocate from their homelands in the 1830s along the Trail of Tears. Created and performed by DeLanna Studi (Cherokee Nation) and produced and directed by Corey Madden, AND SO WE WALKED: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears, previews from April 19-21, opens on April 22, and runs through April 30 at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 Spruce Street North in Winston-Salem, NC. For tickets, visit TriadStage.org or call (336) 272-0160. (more...)

Get to Know the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 26, 2017

Sweat, the new Broadway play opens today at Studio 54. The critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The Public Theater. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire's touching play, as the final play in the 16/17 season.  Directed by Katie Laris, performances will be April 12-29 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LOST YEARS Opens Tomorrow at Contra Costa Civic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Mistaken identities, family secrets, artistic ambitions, and terrible puns set the stage for Contra Costa Civic Theatre's world premiere production of The Lost Years by Los Angeles-based playwright Cynthia Wands, from April 7-30. (more...)

Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Even after his supposed "death" at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Actors from Around the Globe to Bring Drama, Laughs and Rain to Berkeley Rep in MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full and final casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

Tracy Letts's LINDA VISTA World Premiere Extends at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed world premiere production of Linda Vista by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Dexter Bullard. The production continues for seven additional performances, through May 28, 2017. (more...)

The Family's Back Together- Meet the Cast of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 27, 2017

A Doll's House, Part 2 opens tonight, April 27, at the John Golden Theatre.  Produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Tony Award®-winner Sam Gold, this wildly inventive new American play picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes. In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event - when Nora slams the door on everything in her life - instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Get to know the cast before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

BWW Review: St. Louis Actors' Studio's Superb and Intense AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by Chris Gibson - Apr 27, 2017

Several years ago the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's touring production of August: Osage County touched down at the Fox Theatre and I was blown away by it. I think it spoiled me with its massive set and terrific ensemble. So, when regional theatre companies began staging playwright Tracy Letts' work, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. But recently I saw the St. Louis Actors' Studio's presentation. Again, I thought this was a work that couldn't be scaled down to fit into the confines of a black box theatre. But, I was wrong. They've done an exceptional job with this production. The acting is superb, and somehow they've managed to parlay the intimacy into something that makes the play seem even more powerful. I think this is must-see theatre, and I urge you to check out this amazing production. (more...)

Hershey Felder Returns to San Diego Rep as Irving Berlin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced the return of the highly acclaimed and widely popular holiday show, "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin." The newly announced show, a holiday offering during the downtown theatre's 42nd season, features songs by Irving Berlin and a book by Hershey Felder, with direction from longtime Felder collaborator Trevor Hay. The show's run begins on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 and plays through Sunday, January 7, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

Keegan presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Keegan Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, opening on May 6, 2017, in Washington, DC.  The production is directed by Keegan Producing Artistic Director Mark A. Rhea and runs through May 28, 2017. (more...)

Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Martha Lavey, ensemble member and former Steppenwolf Artistic Director, passed away today due to complications from a stroke suffered last Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of SUPERIOR DONUTS at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Superior Donuts, running at the Omaha Community Playhouse May 5 - June 6, 2017 in the Howard Drew Theatre, takes place in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for 60 years. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character below! (more...)

NTC Stages the Much-Awarded Drama AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Theater Company completes its successful 2016- 2017 season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, a drama that scored a rare trifecta, winning a Tony, a Drama Desk Award, and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize of Drama. The NTC production is directed by Terry McGovern and Nan Ayers. It is produced by Kim Bromley and Sandy Lelich. August: Osage County runs May 19-June 4 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in. (more...)

Breaking: Kenneth Lonergan's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, Will Kick Off Second Stage's Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced productions for its inaugural Broadway season at the historic Hayes Theater on Broadway. (more...)

CTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced separate co-commissioning partnerships with four internationally renowned theatres. (more...)

Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Tapped as Associate Artist with CTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has shared that Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro is one of three celebrated artists to be invited into an expanded relationship with the Center Theatre Group (CTG) in Los Angeles. CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced today Shapiro, as well as Matthew Bourne and Danai Gurira, will be Associate Artists with the company. (more...)

Philip Dawkins' THE BURN to Debut with Steppenwolf for Young Adults in 2017-18; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2017/18 season: The Crucible, the Tony Award-winning American classic by Arthur Miller directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry, and the world premiere of The Burn by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins directed by Devon de Mayo. SYA's 2017/18 Season explores the question, When you Say it Enough, Does a Lie Become the Truth? (more...)

Review Roundup: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Swap Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Satire to Close The Ringwald's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre will conclude its 10th Anniversary Season with the Michigan premiere of Silence! The Musical with book by Hunter Bell (Tony-nominated writer of {title of show}) and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. (more...)

History Matters/Back to the Future Announces 2017 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future has announced the winner of their prestigious annual Judith Barlow Prize - Kara Jobe - an Ohio-based student, currently at Otterbein University who wrote a one-act play inspired by Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour.  (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

Alexandra Billings to Emcee Steppenwolf's 2017 Gala; Q Brothers to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company celebrates more than four decades of groundbreaking ensemble theater with a night that has been reimagined to be as unique as the voices of Steppenwolf. It will be a spontaneous evening curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and the Steppenwolf ensemble, filled with song and performances inspired by the art and artists of our past, present and future. (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

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