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Christopher Durang and John Augustine Announced as Playwrights in Residence at Texas State
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Playwright Christopher Durang, who recently won the Tony Award for Best Play, and celebrated playwright John Augustine have been announced as Playwrights in Residence at Texas State University for the 2013-14 season as part of the Bowman Guest Artist Series. (more...)

Raleigh's Burning Coal Theatre Holds Intro to Improv Class, 11/5-12/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2012

Chicago-style long-form improvisation comes to Burning Coal Theatre Company! Northwestern University MFA Jason Tyne-Zimmerman leads a six week class on performing (and enjoying!) Improvisation in the style of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Welcomes Four New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Lifeline Theatre is proud to announce four new members of its artistic ensemble: Heather Currie, Amanda Delheimer Dimond,Amanda Link, and Maren Robinson. Lifeline's ensemble determines the company's artistic programming and provides leadership, support and counsel in the play development process. (more...)

NATURAL AFFECTION, BEYOND THERAPY and More Set for TACT's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2013/2014 Season, which will include two treasures from iconic American playwrights. The critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' will present the family drama Natural Affection by William Inge and the comedy Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang, Off-Broadway at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Theatre Row. Neither play has been seen in NYC since their original productions. (more...)

THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, Now thru 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents ‘An Introduction to Improv' Class
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

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David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver and More Lead Lincoln Center's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Beginning 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver will be featured in the New York premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, beginning performances tonight, October 25 and opening Monday, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Presents BODY AWARENESS, Now thru 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its 2nd season with the Houston premiere of Body Awareness, a relevant and thought-provoking comedy written by two-time Obie Award-winning author Annie Baker and directed by acclaimed Houston actor/director Philip Lehl. Nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play/Emerging Playwright), Body Awareness explores the question of who is the toughest critic of a woman's appearance: men, society, or women, themselves? (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Presents BODY AWARENESS, 10/25-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its 2nd season with the Houston premiere of Body Awareness, a relevant and thought-provoking comedy written by two-time Obie Award-winning author Annie Baker and directed by acclaimed Houston actor/director Philip Lehl. Nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play/Emerging Playwright), Body Awareness explores the question of who is the toughest critic of a woman's appearance: men, society, or women, themselves? (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series Opens with Christopher Durang and Nicholas Martin, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, opens its 15th season on Thursday, November 1, at 6 pm with Christopher Durang and Nicholas Martin, the playwright and director of the new play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Matt Bomer & Tim DeKay Talk New Season of USA's WHITE COLLAR
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 15, 2013

Season five of the hit USA original series WHITE COLLAR returns in exciting form on its new night, Thursday, October 17 at 9/8c. This week, series stars Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay spoke with reporters about what's ahead in the new season! (more...)

THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Presents BODY AWARENESS, 10/25-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its 2nd season with the Houston premiere of Body Awareness, a relevant and thought-provoking comedy written by two-time Obie Award-winning author Annie Baker and directed by acclaimed Houston actor/director Philip Lehl. Nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play/Emerging Playwright), Body Awareness explores the question of who is the toughest critic of a woman's appearance: men, society, or women, themselves? (more...)

Alumnae Theatre to Kick Off 2013 FireWorks Series Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

The Alumnae Theatre Company will present the first annual FireWorks Series. This is a brand new effort by the Company to showcase its homegrown talent in a further development beyond the very popular New Ideas Festival. Three full-length plays developed in-house will be staged in the Alumnae Studio Theatre from November 13 to December 1, 2013, and supporting events will allow audience members to engage with the dramaturgical process and intellectual themes. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Hosts 'A Shakespeare in Performance' Class, 1/28-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2012

Burning Coal Theatre Company gives you a chance to get up on your feet and explore the Bard's language. Recent New York City actor and director Jason Tyne-Zimmerman leads a eight-week class on acting and enjoying Shakespeare. This class will run Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh (unless otherwise noted) from January 28 through March 18, 2013 and is suitable for anyone interested in Shakespeare, no experience necessary. (more...)

Raleigh's Burning Coal Theatre Holds Intro to Improv Class, 11/5-12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2012

Chicago-style long-form improvisation comes to Burning Coal Theatre Company! Northwestern University MFA Jason Tyne-Zimmerman leads a six week class on performing (and enjoying!) Improvisation in the style of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series Continues with VANYA & SONIA… Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, opens its 15th season with another pre-performance talk with the creator of its new production Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series Continues with GOLDEN BOY and VANYA & SONIA…, 11/29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, opens its 15th season with two pre-performance talks with the creators of its two new productions - Golden Boy and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series Continues with GOLDEN BOY and VANYA & SONIA…, 11/29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, opens its 15th season with two pre-performance talks with the creators of its two new productions - Golden Boy and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Official: David Hyde Pierce to Return to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will return to the hysterically funny and affecting new play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” this time directing the play which earned him his most recent Tony nomination. Christopher Durang's Tony-winning farce will be performed at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, January 29 through March 9, 2014, and will feature two Tony-nominated members of the Broadway cast. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre to Kick Off 2013 FireWorks Series Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

The Alumnae Theatre Company will present the first annual FireWorks Series. This is a brand new effort by the Company to showcase its homegrown talent in a further development beyond the very popular New Ideas Festival. Three full-length plays developed in-house will be staged in the Alumnae Studio Theatre from November 13 to December 1, 2013, and supporting events will allow audience members to engage with the dramaturgical process and intellectual themes. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver and More Lead Lincoln Center's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Opening Tonight, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver in the New York premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, which began performances Thursday, October 25 and opens tonight, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series Opens with Christopher Durang and Nicholas Martin, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, opens its 15th season tonight, November 1, at 6 pm with Christopher Durang and Nicholas Martin, the playwright and director of the new play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. (more...)

Honeysuckle Weeks, Charity Wakefield and Alec Newman Star in THESE SHINING LIVES in Finsbury Park, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Honeysuckle Weeks, Charity Wakefield and Alec Newman will star in Melanie Marnich's These Shining Lives, set to kick off the first season at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park. Loveday Ingram will direct the show from tonight, May 8, with designs by Tim Shortall. The show runs through June 9, 2013. (more...)

TWAS to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 6/14-30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Take Wing And Soar Productions, in partnership with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, present TWAS' Tenth Year Anniversary Season main stage production of Oscar Wilde's celebrated comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, directed by Kevin Connell for a limited run at the Poet's Den Theater, from June 14th through 30th, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Old Globe's BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

The Old Globe presents the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's quirky and tender comedy Be a Good Little Widow. Directed by Hal Brooks, Be a Good Little Widow will run tonight, May 11 - June 9, 2013 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad PrebysTheatre Center. Preview performances run tonight, May 11 - May 15. Opening night is Thursday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

TACT to Welcome Christoper Durang for BEYOND THERAPY Talkback, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed company "dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit," and named "2012 Company of the Year" by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal, have announced post performance discussions to follow select performances of its production of Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang. TACT Co-Artistic and Executive Director Scott Alan Evans directs. The show officially opens tonight. (more...)

Jessica Stone to Direct The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 5/17-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creative team of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will be directed by Jessica Stone. Stone, who is a frequent collaborator with Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, will base this production on his Tony-nominated Broadway direction. Martin had been previously announced to return to San Diego to direct but had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 17 - 21. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by subscription only. Single tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, April 4 at 12 noon and will be available 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...)

NATURAL AFFECTION, BEYOND THERAPY and More Set for TACT's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2013/2014 Season, which will include two treasures from iconic American playwrights. The critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' will present the family drama Natural Affection by William Inge and the comedy Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang, Off-Broadway at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Theatre Row. Neither play has been seen in NYC since their original productions. (more...)

TWAS Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Take Wing And Soar Productions, in partnership with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, present TWAS' Tenth Year Anniversary Season main stage production of Oscar Wilde's celebrated comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, directed by Kevin Connell for a limited run at the Poet's Den Theater, from tonight, June 14th through 30th, 2013. (more...)

William H. Macy & Virginia Madsen to Lead Independent Film WALTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2013

William H. Macy and Virginia Madsen have boarded the film, directed by Anna Mastro, as well as Peter Facinelli and Andrew J. West (who played the title role in the 2010 short film.) Milo Ventimiglia, Neve Campbell, and Leven Rambin also star. (more...)

BWW Interview: Olivier Nominee Tara Hugo Talks LEGACY FALLS at NYMF, New Philip Glass Album and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 17, 2013

Today we're speaking with Tara Hugo, Olivier nominee for THE THREEPENNY OPERA at the Donmar Warehouse, star of JoAnne Akalaitis and Philip Glass' THE BACCHAE at the New York Shakespeare Festival, singer, lyricist and all-around talented actress. Hugo is reprising her 2010 London role in the new musical LEGACY FALLS, a soap opera farce currently playing through July 24th at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival. Below, Hugo talks about starting fresh with a new cast, her favorite scene and takes a detour to discuss her new album of Philip Glass songs. (more...)

THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING to Open Jan 24 at Alumnae Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

For more about Alumnae, read the blog at http://alumnaetheatre.wordpress.com/, or follow on Twitter @alumnaetheatre. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 3/21-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Master of Absurd Comedy Christopher Durang blends the characters and themes from Anton Chekhov's dramas in the hilarious Tony Award-winner Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike running March 21 - April 20 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by James J. Christy, the ensemble features Grace Gonglewski, Deirdre Madigan, Kianne Muschett , Clare O'Malley, Alex Shaw, and Kraig Swartz. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Returns to VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE in Director's Chair for LA Production, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will return to the hysterically funny and affecting new play 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' this time directing the play which earned him his most recent Tony nomination. Christopher Durang's Tony-winning farce will be performed at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, tonight, January 29 through March 9, 2014, and will feature two Tony-nominated members of the Broadway cast. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Hosts 'A Shakespeare in Performance' Class, Now thru 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Burning Coal Theatre Company gives you a chance to get up on your feet and explore the Bard's language. Recent New York City actor and director Jason Tyne-Zimmerman leads a eight-week class on acting and enjoying Shakespeare. This class will run Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh (unless otherwise noted) from today, January 28 through March 18, 2013 and is suitable for anyone interested in Shakespeare, no experience necessary. (more...)

THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING to OpenToday at Alumnae Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

For more about Alumnae, read the blog at http://alumnaetheatre.wordpress.com/, or follow on Twitter @alumnaetheatre. (more...)

FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF Set for Stark Naked Theatre's Third Season, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company has announced its upcoming productions as well as the theatre's 2nd annual New Year's Eve Gala. (more...)

Playwright Christopher Durang Hospitalized After Collapsing Onstage During KISS ME, KATE at Yale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

According to the Yale Daily News, alumnus playwright Christopher Durang collapsed onstage yesterday, January 19, during a performance of Kiss Me, Kate. (more...)

Raleigh's Burning Coal Theatre Holds Intro to Improv Class, 11/5-12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2012

Chicago-style long-form improvisation comes to Burning Coal Theatre Company! Northwestern University MFA Jason Tyne-Zimmerman leads a six week class on performing (and enjoying!) Improvisation in the style of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. (more...)

FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF Set for Stark Naked Theatre's Third Season, Beg. 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Stark Naked Theatre Company has announced its upcoming productions as well as the theatre's 2nd annual New Year's Eve Gala. (more...)

Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for CTG's 2014 Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

A new season rich with laughter and compelling drama was announced today for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum by Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director. (more...)

Peter Macon & More Join Syfy Pilot HIGH MOON
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Syfy announces additional casting for its upcoming drama pilot, HIGH MOON, inking Peter Macon, Dana Davis and Jonathan Tucker for recurring roles in the 90-minute pilot. (more...)

Jonathan Tucker, Dana Davis & More Join Syfy's HIGH MOON
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Syfy announces additional casting for its upcoming drama pilot, High Moon, inking Peter Macon, Dana Davis and Jonathan Tucker for recurring roles in the 90-minute pilot. Charity Wakefield also signs on for a pilot guest starring role. Co-produced by Universal Cable Productions and Lark Productions, the pilot is set to commence shooting August 26 in Vancouver BC. The project is based on the novel 'The Lotus Caves' by John Christopher. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC to Present BECKY'S NEW CAR, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the new comedy BECKY'S NEW CAR by Steven Dietz as the final play in the 2012/2013 season. Directed by Katie Laris, Becky's New Car will run April 24-May 11, 2013 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct VANYA AND SONIA in 2015; Larry Yando to Play 'Scrooge' in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Today, Artistic Director Robert Falls announces that his longtime associate, Producer Steve Scott, will direct Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning, 'deliriously funny, hilariously demented' Broadway hit, in Spring 2015 (dates TBA). A loving send-up of Chekhov's greatest works, Vanya makes its Chicago premiere in the Albert Theatre as part of the Subscription series in the theater's 90th Anniversary 'Season to Celebrate.' (One play is TBA.) (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents BECKY'S NEW CAR, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the new comedy BECKY'S NEW CAR by Steven Dietz as the final play in the 2012/2013 season. Directed by Katie Laris, Becky's New Car will run tonight, April 24-May 11, 2013 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Old Globe's BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW - Christine Estabrook, Zoe Winters and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's quirky and tender comedy Be a Good Little Widow. Directed by Hal Brooks, Be a Good Little Widow will run May 11 - June 9, 2013 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 11 - May 15. Opening night is Thursday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

Honeysuckle Weeks, Charity Wakefield and Alec Newman to Star in THESE SHINING LIVES in Finsbury Park from May 8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Honeysuckle Weeks, Charity Wakefield and Alec Newman will star in Melanie Marnich's These Shining Lives, set to kick off the first season at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park. Loveday Ingram will direct the show from May 8, with designs by Tim Shortall. The show runs through June 9, 2013. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Will Open Its Season With VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre revealed the seventh show selected for its upcoming season. The Tony Award-winning nonprofit will begin its 46th year of smart and adventurous shows with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the hilarious Broadway hit from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang. Respected director Richard E.T. White returns to the Bay Area to stage this hugely popular show in September. (more...)

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