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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 9/27/2015
by BWW - Sep 27, 2015

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ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 10/17-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

ACT Theatre closes out its 2014 Mainstage season with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews October 17 and is directed by ACT Theatre artistic director Kurt Beattie. An all-star cast of Seattle favorites including Pamela Reed (ACT's Other Desert Cities; Seattle Rep's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; TV & Film Parks and Recreation, Kindergarten Cop), R. Hamilton Wright (ACT's Middletown, The Pillowman, One Slight Hitch) and Marianne Owen (ACT's Assisted Living, Middletown, Seattle Rep's Hound of the Baskervilles) take on Durang's hilarious Chekhov inspired siblings. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Season Begins Tonight with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The 14/15 Season at Syracuse Stage starts tonight, September 24, with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. In this 'ripped and roaring' comedy by Christopher Durang, Sonia and Vanya have frittered their lives away in the family farmhouse. Enter their sister, self-absorbed movie star Masha with her 20-something boy toy Spike, and a dysfunctional family's reunion turns into a weekend of hilarity. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 9/20/2015
by BWW - Sep 20, 2015

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Colony Theatre's West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41st season, the West Coast Premiere of THE BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose. THE BEST OF ENEMIES will preview tonight, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Nashville Rep Announces Durang as Ingram New Works Fellow for 2016-17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2016

Playwright Christopher Durang has been named Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow for the 2016-17 season of Nashville Repertory Theatre's Ingram New Works Project, it was announced today. (more...)

Christopher Durang Will Be Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow at Nashville Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre has announced Christopher Durang will join the Ingram New Works Project as the Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Phamaly Theatre Company to Stage BABY WITH THE BATHWATER, 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

There are bad parents, and then there's John and Helen, the parents at the center of Baby with the Bathwater. John and Helen aren't intentionally abusive of their child; they are just clueless about even the most basic things about parenting. Like that it isn't a good idea to give your baby Nyquil. Or that you shouldn't wake your baby by yelling, 'WAKE UP!'  Step back into the 70's and 80's in this absurdist comedy with a true depth of heart. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 9/13/2015
by BWW - Sep 13, 2015

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Phamaly Theatre Company Stages BABY WITH THE BATHWATER, Now thru 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

There are bad parents, and then there's John and Helen, the parents at the center of Baby with the Bathwater. John and Helen aren't intentionally abusive of their child; they are just clueless about even the most basic things about parenting. Like that it isn't a good idea to give your baby Nyquil. Or that you shouldn't wake your baby by yelling, 'WAKE UP!'  Step back into the 70's and 80's in this absurdist comedy with a true depth of heart. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre Presents the World Premiere of IT'S TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

IT'S TIME originates from Paul Linke's true story Time Flies When You're Alive,an HBO Showcase (Ace Award nominee). This remarkable journey, directed by Edward Edwards, celebrates the paths we choose in life and the resilience of a young family, once broken, living in Los Angeles. Award winning writer/performer Paul Linke's new chapter gives audiences a look at how a once lost young man found his way to a success future, by taking a chance and grabbing at the opportunities and strength that he saw around him. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

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4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

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ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Runs Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

ACT Theatre closes out its 2014 Mainstage season with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews tonight, October 17 and is directed by ACT Theatre artistic director Kurt Beattie. (more...)

Zacks Earnings Trends Highlights: Intel and Bank of America
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Zacks Director of Research Sheraz Mian says, 'On most conventional comparative metrics, the Q3 earnings season is tracking closely what we had seen in the preceding reporting cycle.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

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4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Diversionary Theatre's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Diversionary Theatre has announced that tickets are on sale for A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration In Concert, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Kim Strassburger. Performances of this holiday-inspired production begin Thursday, December 10th, 2015, at 7pm at 4545 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA. (more...)

The Edge Theater Welcomes New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?The Edge Theater in Lakewood is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren Sherrill as Associate Artistic Director. Mr. Sherrill was cofounder of Denver's critically acclaimed Paragon Theatre and served as its Artistic Director until 2012. (more...)

Stage West to Present Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

'Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.' Especially when you're the one paying the bills. It might not make for a joyous reunion, though, as we discover to hilarious effect in Christopher Durang's 2013 Tony-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, beginning its 6-week run on Thursday, June 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE In Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang that NY Times critic Ben Brantley called "a loving rejection of pretty much everything," will be the fourth and final play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on May 26, at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 12. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsals below! (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 3/08/2015
by BWW - Mar 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/08/2015 for San Diego (more...)

Theater Works to Close Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

?Theater Works concludes the 2015-16 season with the comedic Broadway hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, opening April 8, 2016. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, this is a comedy about adult sibling rivalry like no other.  Brother and sister Vanya and Sonia have frittered their lives away in their family's farmhouse, full of regret, angst and the alarmingly ambiguous prophecies of their housekeeper.  Enter big sister, Masha, a self-absorbed movie star and her ditsy, gorgeous boy-toy, Spike, and the stage is set for a weekend of epic hilarity, dress-up and global warming. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be on the Gyder Stage through April 24. (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 3/22/2015
by BWW - Mar 22, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 3/15/2015
by BWW - Mar 15, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 3/13/2015 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's a weekend of beginnings - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, HAND TO GOD and FINDING NEVERLAND all start previews, and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY opens on Sunday! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 3/01/2015
by BWW - Mar 1, 2015

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Company of Fools to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This July Company of Fools (COF) presents the hilarious winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by the master of comedy, Christopher Durang. One of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has been described by the New York Times as, 'deliriously funny' and 'comic acting raised to the level of high art.' (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances on Broadway on March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Rehearsals begin one year from today. This new production of Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will have at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and will feature choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Below, reacquaint yourself with the creative team, old and new! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 2/22/2015
by BWW - Feb 22, 2015

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Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Phil Johnson to Present CASA DEL HAHA ON THE ROCKS Diversionary Benefit Cabaret, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

It's about time for a new comedy cabaret fiesta with a hilarious company of San Diego's favorite award-winning comic actors and Señor Phil (Phil Johnson)'s rollicking variety extravaganza: CASA DEL HAHA! The very special cabaret engagement will be bringing down the house at Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage on February 23rd, 2015 kicking off at 8pm. (more...)

MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE to Play Silver Spring Stage, 12/12-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Silver Spring Stage presents Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge by Christopher Durang, directed by Star Johnson and produced by Joseph Coracle, Pauline Griller-Mitchell and Star Johnson, a hilarious parody of the Christmas Carol story from the viewpoint of a stressed out Mrs. Cratchit. Christmas will never be the same! Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge will perform two weekends December 12 to December 21, 2014. (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere Opens Tonight at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens tonight, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. The play is recommended for audiences aged 13 and older. (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens on Friday, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. (more...)

Michele Pawk, Carolyn McCormick & More to Star in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE Plays Silver Spring Stage, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Silver Spring Stage presents Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge by Christopher Durang, directed by Star Johnson and produced by Joseph Coracle, Pauline Griller-Mitchell and Star Johnson, a hilarious parody of the Christmas Carol story from the viewpoint of a stressed out Mrs. Cratchit. Christmas will never be the same! Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge will perform two weekends today, December 12 to December 21, 2014. (more...)

Chris Durang & Dawne to Reunite for One Night Only at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

For one night only, award winning playwright Christopher Durang will reunite with singing group Dawne at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Cape Playhouse's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Cape Playhouse follows its sold-out run of My Fair Lady with the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud comedy, directed by Shear Madness director and co-writer, Bruce Jordan, opens on August 11 and runs through August 22 only. (more...)

Colony Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES, Begin. 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41st season, the West Coast Premiere of THE BEST OF ENEMIES by Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose.  THE BEST OF ENEMIES will preview on Wednesday, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Cape Playhouse's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The Cape Playhouse follows its sold-out run of My Fair Lady with the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud comedy, directed by Shear Madness director and co-writer, Bruce Jordan, opens tonight, August 11, and runs through August 22 only. (more...)

KC Rep Stages World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins tonight, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Geva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Geva Theatre Center presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud, Tony Award-winning comedy, directed by Bruce Jordan. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike begins performances May 5, opens May 9, and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 31. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Dives Beneath the Surface with THE WHALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Cygnet Theatre literally ends Season 12 in a BIG way with the San Diego premiere of The Whale. Emerging playwright Samuel D. Hunter's (The Few) big hearted and humorously touching play features a six hundred pound recluse whose issues from his past have brought him to a crisis in the present. This smart and subversive tale features sharp, provocative language and finds heart in challenging situations. The Whale begins previews on May 14. It opens on May 23 and runs through June 14. (more...)

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