August: Osage County on Tour


Pulitzer Winner DISGRACED Starts with a Bang This Month at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, written by one of the most in-demand playwrights of today Rep Associate Artist Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning January 17 through February 12. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Member
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly announces the addition of Audrey Francis to the acclaimed Steppenwolf ensemble. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Topher Payne Talks GREETINGS FRIEND YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by Gracie McBride - Jan 4, 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Atlanta playwright Topher Payne about his new show, Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance is Required, premiering at Georgia Ensemble Theater on January 5 and running through the 22nd. A fun and quirky guy, Topher was a delight to talk to, and I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of conversations Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance is Required will spark. Without further ado, Topher Payne! (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

New Dramatists Luncheon to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 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 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Cast Complete for Taylor Mac's HIR at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the complete cast for Hir, a Chicago premiere by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac. (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents INFORMED CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

An ambitious geneticist is hired to help solve why a Native American tribe is being devastated by diabetes, but her research threatens to destroy their most sacred traditions. With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, Informed Consent explores the question of just how much knowledge is too much.  And who gets to decide? (more...)

Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

A friendly reminder! Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, begins preview tomorrow, January 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Directed by David Cromer, opening night is Wednesday, February 15.  (more...)

Temple Theaters to Premiere Kristoffer Diaz's Basketball Drama REGGIE HOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The culmination of a year-long Playwright Residency Program, the first of its kind at Temple University, Kristoffer Diaz's Reggie Hoops receives its world premiere performances January 31-February 12 in Randall Theater. (more...)

Not Your Grandmother's ROMEO AND JULIET to Take the Stage at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Fast becoming the North Hollywood Arts District's premiere classical theatre company, the Archway Theatre is known as an 'outside of the box' black box theatre with a resident company of actors who embrace, and indeed often tackle with ferocity the texts of classical works. (more...)

Threatened by Trump: BWW Looks at the Many Ways The National Endowment for the Arts Benefits Theater
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 20, 2017

While the agency obviously plays a significant role in the arts, BWW took a closer look at its extensive function in promoting theater in America. (more...)

Photo Flash: Milwaukee Rep Presents Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, written by one of the most in-demand playwrights of today Rep Associate Artist Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning January 17 through February 12.  According to American Theater Magazine, Disgraced was the most produced play around the country in the 2015/16 Season, and now for the first time it makes a homecoming to Milwaukee, the hometown of playwright Ayad Akhtar.   (more...)

The REP Professional Theatre Presents Ann Talman's WOODY'S ORDER!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Point Park University's The REP Professional Theatre Company will present Woody's Order!, Pittsburgh native, Ann Talman's solo show about life choices and the importance of family and pursuing your dreams. (more...)

Steppenwolf to Participate in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announce Steppenwolf's participation in The Ghostlight Project, an evening of advocacy at theater companies across the country to demonstrate a shared commitment to greater inclusion,  participation and compassion in our theaters and our communities. (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Begins on Valentine's Day Off-Broadway; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. (more...)

Angelica Page to Explore Her Mother's Career in TURNING PAGE at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Dixon Place's production of Angelica Page's Turning Page, about the life and career of her legendary mother Geraldine Page, will have its New York debut on February 10, 2017. (more...)

Karen Finley to Perform in Steppenwolf's LOOKOUT SERIES 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

This February, Steppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series, a multi-genre performance series, presents two engagements written and performed by renowned performance artist and Chicago native, Karen Finley. Written in Sand: Collected AIDS Writings, a solo spoken word performance, runs Friday February 10 and Saturday February 11 at 8pm; and Unicorn Gratitude Mystery runs Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm, general seating). Both engagements take place in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, an intimate cabaret-style venue connected to Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks at 1700 N Halsted St. Tickets to Written in Sand and Unicorn Gratitude Mystery are $25 and can be purchased atsteppenwolf.org or 312-335-1650. (more...)

Bainbridge Island Playwright Jordan Harrison's MAPLE & VINE pens at UW School of Drama 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine, directed by 3rd year MFA director Sean Ryan, January 20th - 29th at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre on University Way NE.  (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's Michael Sag Joins WP Theater as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, has announced that Michael Sag has joined the company as Managing Director. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents HERSHEY FELDER OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, Hershey Felder as OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY, written  by Hershey Felder, music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and directed by Trevor Hay. "This might be the most powerful piece of work that Hershey and Trevor have ever brought to the Playhouse. Tchaikovsky's story is as relevant and important today as it was in the 1800s," says Wareham.  OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 1; will open on Sunday, March 5 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Penelope Youngleson's SILLAGE to Play Alexander Upstairs This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The drama SILLAGE, directed, written and designed by Penelope Youngleson and performed by Rebecca Makin-Taylor and Michele Belknap, will be presented by Rust Co-Operative at Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 20-25 February 2017. (more...)

Alison Wright Completes Cast of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Producers Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund have announced the full cast for the Broadway production of the searing new play Sweat. Alison Wright ('The Americans') joins the previously announced cast from the critically acclaimed Public Theater engagement. (more...)

Misery Loves Family! BPA to Present AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents August: Osage County, running March 17 - April 2. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BPA's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents August: Osage County, running March 17 - April 2. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Magic, Equal Rights and More Highlight Steppenwolf's LookOut Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces new programming through early April for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series featuring a diverse array of work from both emerging and established artists. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents Regional Premiere of WHEN WE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) travels back to the 1970s with When We Were Young and Unafraid, an intriguing drama by Sarah Treem, one of the writers behind Netflix's House of Cards and co-creator of Showtime's award-winning drama The Affair. In this moving piece, a new arrival's influence forces the residents of an underground women's shelter to confront their own secrets. This powerful drama explores the passion of youth, the wisdom of age, and the people who awaken us to new possibilities. Playing February 21-March 12, 2017. Directed by Drew Fracher. (more...)

LA MAMA Will Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Broadway and Local Talent Join Forces for Riverdale YM-YWHA's CITY OF ANGELS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood, CITY OF ANGELS.   (more...)

Steppenwolf Adds One Week of Performances to STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed Chicago premiere production of Straight White Men written and directed by Young Jean Lee. Hailed as "fascinating and hugely arresting" (Chicago Tribune, 3 ½ out of 4 stars) and "intriguing and entertaining" (Time Out Chicago), the production continues for seven additional performances, through March 26, 2017. Tickets ($20 - $89) to the additional performances of Straight White Men are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

Tracy Letts' New Play THE MINUTES Will Arrive on Broadway After Chicago Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that Steppenwolf's production of The Minutes, the new play from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Tracy Letts, will have its Broadway premiere in the spring of 2018 in a production directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Continues 2016-2017 Season with CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Constellations, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Rosen. When it comes to this multi-dimensional love story, just how much is written in the stars?  Marianne and Roland's relationship unfolds across time and space in this spellbinding, heartbreaking look at life and love at the intersection of choice and destiny, written by Nick Payne. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by Walter McBride - Feb 16, 2017

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Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

RUTHLESS!, SUPERIOR DONUTS and More Set for Olathe Civic Theatre Association's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) announces its exciting 2017-2018 season of five diverse shows, which will kick off September 15, 2017. (more...)

The Barn Players Celebrate Volunteers at 2016 Barney Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

A packed house enjoyed Kansas City's Barn Players community theater annual Barney Awards celebration Saturday evening, January 28th, 2017 at their current Mission, KS location. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

The World Premiere of ASTORIA: PART ONE Opens at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Peter Stark's best-selling bookASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire; A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival comes to life on stage at The Armory in a world premiere production directed and adapted by Chris Coleman. Astoria: Part One is the first world premiere to debut as part of the company's new Northwest Stories series. This monumental piece of American history will be told in two parts over the course of two seasons. Astoria: Part One opens on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on January 20, with preview performances beginning January 14, and regular performances running through February 12. Select dates will be presented as part of Fertile Ground, a city-wide festival of new works held every January in Portland. Astoria: Part Two will be presented during the 2017-2018 season.  (more...)

Stella Adler Studio Announces Actor Warrior Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City, is proud to announce its first 2017 offering. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Gripping Drama MONSTER This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The nationally recognized Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) brings a gripping world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers' award-winning novel, Monster to the Steppenwolf stage. (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly announces stage director, singer and Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad as the 2017 honoree at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12noon at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Rashad joins Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro for a riveting conversation about her multifaceted career and her role as a leader in the field. (more...)

Francis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman chronicling three generations of the Hollander family in a sweeping story that spans history from occupied Poland to present-day America. Directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and developed with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, The Book of Joseph debuts in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, January 29-March 5, 2017. (more...)

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE to Highlight The Ringwald's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Dubbed "Essential Ringwald", the 10th season will highlight the kind of shows The Ringwald has come to be known for in its 10 year history. The third show of the season is the Michigan premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez. (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

INDECENT General Public Seats on Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The producers of INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18.   (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. (more...)

Erica Daniels Named Managing Director of Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Board President Steven Miller announce the appointment of the theater's new Managing Director, Erica Daniels.  (more...)

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