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Theatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Also opening this weekend are three new one act plays by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Directed by Eduardo Machado Starring Sharon Ullrick, Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Lighting Design: Alexander Bartenieff  Costume Design: Michael Bevins Stage Manager: Fran Acuna-Almiron From two old friends who seem to have fallen for the same man.... again, to a chance meeting on a park bench, to a showdown between two theatrical giants, LIFE MASKS is a collection of one acts celebrating that even though you might now be of a certain age, you still can fight for what you believe (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The cast for the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) has been announced. The new musical about contemporary times is set to open Sunday, October 9th, with previews beginning Thursday, September 29th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Recently Restored Lyric Theatre in New Haven Presents Evening of Plays by Connecticutt Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Long-time professional acting duo, Allan Zeller and Kimberly Squires of Milford, will perform their two-person show: 'Zeller & Squires - Delightful Differences:  An Evening of One-Act Plays' at the historical and beautiful Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT. Opening weekend is Oct. 14 & 15 at 8pm,which will be followed by two weekends on November 4 & 5 and 11 & 12. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss Stars in RELATIVITY, Starting Tonight at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

TheaterWorks presents RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. RELATIVITY is the first show of TheaterWorks 31st Season and will run tonight, October 7, through November 13, 2016. (more...)

THE FOLK SINGER Opens at at Theater for the New City, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, opens on Sunday, October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors and students.) Box office: 212.254.1109, SmartTix: 212.868.4444 or purchase online at www.smarttix.com. (more...)

All-Female GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Turn Heads at Curtain Call
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Casting women in male roles is nothing new...cross-gender casting goes back to the earliest days of known drama. Even so, when Curtain Call's executive director and artistic head decided to produce David Mamet's testosterone-driven classic, Glengarry Glenn Ross with all females, he knew heads would turn and tongues would wag. This distaff version of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner will play in Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford, from October 20 through November 6. (more...)

Deirdre Madigan, Stephen Schnetzer and Lynn Cohen to Lead Reading of SOCIAL SECURITY at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of "Social Security," a comedy by Andrew Bergman, one of Hollywood's top comedy screenwriters, on Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m.  (more...)

All-Female GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Turn Heads at Curtain Call
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Casting women in male roles is nothing new...cross-gender casting goes back to the earliest days of known drama. Even so, when Curtain Call's executive director and artistic head decided to produce David Mamet's testosterone-driven classic, Glengarry Glenn Ross with all females, he knew heads would turn and tongues would wag. This distaff version of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner will play in Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford, from October 20 through November 6. (more...)

Award-Winning Holiday Favorite IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Presented at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Stephen F. Schmidt
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 16, 2016

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MadKap Productions Stages THE LION IN WINTER at the Skokie Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

MadKap Productions will present THE LION IN WINTER by Highland Park native James Goldman, for ten performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie, running now through November 22, 2015. (more...)

AMERICAN RHYTHM, EQUIVOCATION and More Set for Lamb's Players' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Lamb's Players today announced their Season 2016. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Debut This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of James Sherman's THE BEN HECHT SHOW Begins Next Month at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The West Coast Premiere of renowned Chicago playwright, James Sherman's comedy THE BEN HECHT SHOW opens Friday, July 24th at the Zephyr Theatre (7456 Melrose Ave ?Los Angeles, CA  90046.) The play runs Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM, July 24th through Sunday, August 16th. Tickets are $25 and are available at plays411/benhecht or by calling (323) 960-7861 (more...)

Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW Premieres at Piven Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Based on Ben Hecht's books A Guide For the Bedevilled and A Child Of the Century, in which Hecht confronts his own identity as an American Jew in the wake of the Nazi Holocaust, THE BEN HECHT SHOW begins today, June 10 and continues through July 17, 2016 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at grippostagecompany.com. The press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Sets 2015 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Announcing the program for Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Fest), Co-founder and Curator David Kaplan said, "This year's festival celebrates what happened to Tennessee Williams in Provincetown during the last ten years: his plays got performed here. We've rethought his classics, and rethought the plays he wrote that had been ignored or dismissed. The mantra that Williams had lost his mojo was replaced with cheers at the world premieres in P'town of The Remarkable Rooming-House of Madame LeMonde (TW Fest 2009) and The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (TW Fest 2013). So we're bringing those two productions back for our audiences to cheer in 2015, along with eight other hits and variations." (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Romantic Comedy BEAU JEST to Play Skokie Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

MadKap Productions will present Beau Jest by local playwright James Sherman, for ten performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie, February 5 - 21, 2016. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Stage RAGTIME, 2/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

?San Diego Musical Theatre announces the first production of their 2016 season, RAGTIME, February 5-21, 2016 (press opening on Saturday, February 6th) at the Spreckels Theatre. (more...)

James Sherman's BEAU JEST Set for Concert and Theatre Arts Series at B'nai Torah
by Carol Kassie - Feb 9, 2017

The Concert and Theatre Arts Series at B'nai Torah and Producer/Director Shari Upbin will bring James Sherman's 'comedy with romance', Beau Jest, to the B'nai Torah Stage for one performance only, on February 22nd at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Romantic Comedy BEAU JEST to Play Skokie Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

MadKap Productions will present Beau Jest by local playwright James Sherman, for ten performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie, February 5 - 21, 2016. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Debut This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. (more...)

BEAU JEST Set for Patio Playhouse as Part of San Diego Theatre Connection
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Kindergarten teacher Sarah Goldman works hard to be the 'nice' girl her old-fashioned Jewish parents Miriam and Abe expect her to be. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Patio's Beau Jest Receives Rave Reviews and Does Good for the Community
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Reviews are out, and Beau Jest at Patio Playhouse, written by improv master James Sherman and directed by Samantha Goldstein, is an absolute hit! 'Highly recommended for those who need a laugh... a very talented cast and superb direction brought fast-paced action and lots of laughs from a clever script. Kudos to all.' 'Great intimate theatre with outstanding cast. Not a bad seat in the house. Loved the energy; you can tell they do this because they love the craft.' 'One word: enchanting.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patio Playhouse Theater's BEAU JEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

In keeping with the Patio Playhouse goal of giving back to the community, for the duration of the show, Beau Jest's cast and crew will run a collection station in the theater lobby. (more...)

Cast Complete for Barrow Group's New Adaptation of ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Barrow Group has announced complete casting for the second show in their 2016/17 season, Henrik Ibsen's ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, in a new adaptation by Seth Barrish and K. Lorrel Manning. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Patio Playhouse's BEAU JEST
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

Patio's production of Beau Jest by James Sherman features Cassiopeia Guthrie (Sarah), David Guthrie (Bob), Alex Contreras (Chris), Deborah Zimmer (Miriam), Kevin Bray (Abe), and Emily March (Joely). Perfectly set in the intimate venue of Patio Playhouse's Grand Avenue theater, this take on the Chicago hometown hit includes an interesting twist in the dynamics between sister duo Sarah and Joely (originally written as Joel, a man), and will warm hearts with its messages of family, love, listening, honesty, and open-mindedness. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) On Wednesday: SEEING STARS IN DIXIE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

The 2017 season continues at Nashville's historic and iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre with Ron Osborne's Seeing Stars in Dixie, an affectionate comedy set in a small Southern town in 1956, where the film Raintree County - starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, no less - is being shot! (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - presents Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, beginning today, February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

MOON OVER BUFFALO Begins Tonight at Gulfshore Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - presents Ken Ludwig's MOON OVER BUFFALO, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?For 2016 Theater at Monmouth invites you to unleash your inner Francophile for their Vive la France season! What do an unproven king, a swordsman with an astonishing nose, four pairs of lovers running amuck, and two meddling fathers with wayward children have in common? They are all part of TAM's 47th Vive la France season featuring plays that simmer, sizzle, and surprise. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTC MainStage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BEAU JEST and More Set for Hale Centre Theatre's 2016 Season, Launching Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Hale Centre Theatre (HCT), Utah's professional family theatre, officially unveiled its 2016 play book, which includes the first US post-Broadway regional theatre production of The Pirate Queen, a regional premiere of Sister Act, a favorite Disney princess, and the return of an award-winning audience favorite, that will 'float your boat.' (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Grippo Stage Company Announces Revival of THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Grippo Stage Company will present a revival of the heartfelt and comedic hit THE GOD OF ISAAC, playwright James Sherman's semi-autobiographical account of a young American Jew searching for his Jewish identity in the wake of the threatened neo-Nazi march in the Chicago suburb of Skokie in 1977. (more...)

THE EGG PROGECT to Receive World Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

THE EGG PROGECT, a dark comedy written by  Mike Amato and inspired by the plays of Edward Albee, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

AMERICAN RHYTHM, EQUIVOCATION and More Set for Lamb's Players' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lamb's Players today announced their Season 2016. (more...)

Trinacria Theatre Company Presents Inaugural Production, LA STORIA DI COLAPESCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Trinacria Theatre Company presents its inaugural theatrical production, La Storia di Colapesce at INTAR Theatre. The production is an original piece created and devised by the company during a 4-week residency in Sicily, at the Istituto San Placido Calonero in the Messina region of Sicily. The cast of La Storia di Colapesce is comprised of an ensemble of eight American theatre artists. The Trinacria Theatre Company's mission is to use theatre as a tool to promote Sicilian history, heritage, and culture at home and abroad. (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem Presents BEAU JEST, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Sarah's parents just want her to settle down and get married. Convinced that they will disapprove of her secret boyfriend, she hires an actor named Bob to pretend to be the nice Jewish boy of her parents' dreams. It's the perfect masquerade, until Sarah starts falling for him too. (more...)

Jewish Repertory Theatre Presents THE ODD COUPLE, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Two suddenly single pals - a sloppy sportswriter and a fastidious news writer - strain their friendship by turning roommates and unconsciously repeating the same mistakes they made in the marriages they just left. This classic comedy opens as a group of men assemble for a card game in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just separated from his wife. Depressed and tense, Felix seems almost suicidal. As the action unfolds, the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together, with hilarious results. (more...)

Russian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

BWW Review: BEAU JEST at Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 20, 2016

There is something very special about James Sherman's play Beau Jest now playing at Theatre Three. It actually reminds me of the television shows of the 50's and 60's (I Love Lucy for example). There is no message to preach; it is just funny situations, great acting, witty dialog, and a lot of heart. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents WAY DOWNRIVER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

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