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Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at RattlestickKeith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkinsand directed by Leah Gardiner, will begin previews Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. Pitbulls plays through Saturday, December 13. (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FebruaryKatie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Mark Blum, Diane Davis and More Star in Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT, Beg. TonightMark Blum, Diane Davis and More Star in Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Primary Stages continues its 29th season with a new production of their acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). Directed by Evan Cabnet (A Kid Like Jake at Lincoln Center Theater, The Performers on Broadway), the production will feature Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties and Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway), Diane Davis (Old Acquaintance on Broadway, Regrets Only at MTC), two-time Obie Award-winner Kathryn Grody (The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Top Girls, A Mom's Life), and Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America andThe Brother/Sister Plays Off-Broadway). The Model Apartment runs tonight, September 24 - November 1 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-BroadwayPrimary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24, Primary Stages continues its 29th season with a new production of their acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award-winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). Directed by Evan Cabnet (A Kid Like Jake at Lincoln Center Theater,The Performers on Broadway), the production will feature Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties and Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway), Diane Davis (Old Acquaintance on Broadway, Regrets Only at MTC), two-time Obie Award-winner Kathryn Grody (The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Top Girls, A Mom's Life), and Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America and The Brother/Sister Plays Off-Broadway). The Model Apartment runs through November 1 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, October 15 at 7PM. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by Cori Thomas, Kate Benson & MoreWomen's Project Theater's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by Cori Thomas, Kate Benson & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of new Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Interim Executive Producer Jessica R. Jenen has announced the four plays in its 2014-15 season, continuing the theater's 37 year commitment to producing the finest work by women in the theater. Beginning in October, WP Theater's season will include new work by Cori Thomas (My Secret Language of Wishes), directed by Daniella Topol (Charles Ives take Me Home, Row After Row); Kate Benson (Lee Miller), directed by Lee Sunday Evans (The Play About My Dad); Tanya Barfield (The Call, Blue Door), directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet--Tony Nominee, Chinglish, Well), and Laura Eason (Sex With Strangers, "House of Cards"), directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping). (more...)

STICK FLY Set for Arden Theatre Company October 24 - December 22STICK FLY Set for Arden Theatre Company October 24 - December 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Arden Theatre Company continues its 26th season of great stories with Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond under the direction of Walter Dallas. The production appears on the Arden's Arcadia Stage from October 24 through December 22, 2013 at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Leigh Silverman to Direct THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE at Playwrights Horizons; Amanda Quaid Steps in for Maggie SiffLeigh Silverman to Direct THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE at Playwrights Horizons; Amanda Quaid Steps in for Maggie Siff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Complete details have been announced for the Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, a new play by Madeleine George (The Zero Hour). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are, Blue Door and The Call at PH; The Madrid, Chinglish,Golden Child, Well), the production will begin previews Friday evening, November 15 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Monday, December 9 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, December 29 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

STICK FLY Set for Arden Theatre, Now thru Dec 22STICK FLY Set for Arden Theatre, Now thru Dec 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Arden Theatre Company continues its 26th season of great stories with Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond under the direction of Walter Dallas. The production appears on the Arden's Arcadia Stage from tonight, October 24 through December 22, 2013 at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

It's Official! Sutton Foster to Return to Broadway in VIOLET; Show Set for Limited Run at American Airlines Theatre Starting in Late MarchIt's Official! Sutton Foster to Return to Broadway in VIOLET; Show Set for Limited Run at American Airlines Theatre Starting in Late March
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2013

It's Official! Sutton Foster is coming BACK to Broadway, as Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that it will present two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of VIOLET (first seen as part of Encores! Off-Center concert series in 2013), directed by Leigh Silverman. Based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, VIOLET features music by Jeanine Tesori and book & lyrics by Brian Crawley. VIOLET will be produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Ellison Conlee, David Costabile & Amanda Quaid in Playwrights Horizons' THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCEPhoto Flash: First Look at John Ellison Conlee, David Costabile & Amanda Quaid in Playwrights Horizons' THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Previews are now underway for the Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, a new play by Madeleine George (The Zero Hour). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are, Blue Door and The Call at PH; The Madrid, Chinglish, Golden Child, Well), the production has an Opening Night set for Monday, December 9 at 7PM . It will play a limited engagement through Sunday evening, December 29 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Will Host Special 'WATSON INTELLIGENCE' Panel, 12/14Playwrights Horizons Will Host Special 'WATSON INTELLIGENCE' Panel, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons will present the second curated panel discussion of its 2013/2014 Season on Saturday afternoon, December 14. The event is being held in connection with the current World Premiere production of THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, a new play by Madeleine George (The Zero Hour), directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are, Blue Door and The Call at PH; The Madrid, Chinglish, Golden Child, Well). (more...)

SDC Reveals Executive Board Election ResultsSDC Reveals Executive Board Election Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

On November 17, at the Annual Membership Meeting in New York City, SDC announced the results of the 2014 Executive Board Elections. (more...)

Quintessence to Present ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Begin. 12/10Quintessence to Present ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Begin. 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with Simon Reade's stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Last Christmas Quintessence took you on an adventure across the English countryside and into the wild wood. This year we will venture down the rabbit hole. A theatrical event for the whole family, Quintessence's special brand of imagination theatre will take you on a whirlwind adventure with Alice and allow you to escape the holiday madness in Wonderland. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND will begin previews on Wednesday, December 10 at 7pm and open on Saturday, December 13 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons' 'WATSON INTELLIGENCE' Begins Previews TomorrowPlaywrights Horizons' 'WATSON INTELLIGENCE' Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Previews begin this Friday, November 15 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) World Premiere production of THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, a new play by Madeleine George (The Zero Hour). (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of Fox's FANTASTIC FOUR RebootReg E. Cathey Joins Cast of Fox's FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot
by Movies News Desk - May 8, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, THE WIRE's Reg E. Cathey has signed on for Fox's upcoming FANTASTIC FOUR reboot, directed by Josh Tank. (more...)

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway DirectorsAt the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Yale Institute for Music Theatre to Develop AFTERLAND and CLOUDS ARE PILLOWS FOR THE MOONYale Institute for Music Theatre to Develop AFTERLAND and CLOUDS ARE PILLOWS FOR THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE has selected two original book musicals to be developed in an intensive lab setting in New Haven, June 3-15. Afterland, with music and lyrics by Benjamin Velez and book and lyrics by Kathryn Hathaway, will be directed by Mark Brokaw; and Clouds are Pillows for the Moon, with music by Tidtaya Sinutoke and book and lyrics by Ty Defoe, will be directed by Leigh Silverman. The Institute culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as a part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 14 and 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kerry Butler and More in Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages' THE CALLPhoto Flash: First Look at Kerry Butler and More in Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages' THE CALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages' World Premiere co-production of The Call, the new play by Tanya Barfield (Blue Door at Playwrights Horizons/PH), is directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are and Blue Door at PH; Hunting and Gathering at Primary Stages/PS; Golden Child, Chinglish, Well, In the Wake) at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Joins Playwrights Horizons SeasonSarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Joins Playwrights Horizons Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the sixth and final production of its 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery, 4/5Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

Bonnie Whitmore to Release Second Album 6/11Bonnie Whitmore to Release Second Album 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Bonnie Whitmore's last album had a body count and a title, Embers to Ashes, that implied a fiery finality. There are broken bones and hard lessons learned on Whitmore's new album, but its title - There I Go Again - suggests less ominous themes. (more...)

BONNIE WHITMORE Sophomore LP 'There I Go Again' Out TodayBONNIE WHITMORE Sophomore LP 'There I Go Again' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Bonnie Whitmore's last album had a body count and a title, Embers to Ashes, that implied a fiery finality. There are broken bones and hard lessons learned on Whitmore's new album, but its title - There I Go Again - suggests less ominous themes. (more...)

Bonnie Whitmore Releases Second Album TodayBonnie Whitmore Releases Second Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Bonnie Whitmore's last album had a body count and a title, Embers to Ashes, that implied a fiery finality. There are broken bones and hard lessons learned on Whitmore's new album, but its title - There I Go Again - suggests less ominous themes. (more...)

Leigh Silverman, Mark Brokaw, Juliette Carillo & More Set for Sundance Institute's Theatre Directors Retreat in FranceLeigh Silverman, Mark Brokaw, Juliette Carillo & More Set for Sundance Institute's Theatre Directors Retreat in France
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sundance Institute and the LUMA Foundation today announced that the two organizations will again collaborate to host the second Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 29 through August 11. The Retreat is one of 10 residential programs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of support and mentorship for promising independent artists in theatre and film from the United States and around the world. (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Star in Lantern Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR, 2/6-3/16Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Star in Lantern Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR, 2/6-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Lantern Theater Company, critically acclaimed in Philadelphia for their annual Shakespearean offering, presents The Tragedy of Julius Caesar as the highlight of their 20th season. Directed by the Lantern's Artistic Director Charles McMahon and starring Tony Award-nominated actor Forrest McClendon in the title role, the Lantern's production is inspired by the warrior ethos of feudal Japan, calling into question the rights of the ruler against the rights of his people. Performances run February 6 - March 16, 2014. [Full schedule including special events is below] (more...)

Huntington to Kick Off 2014 Breaking Ground Festival of New Plays, 1/30Huntington to Kick Off 2014 Breaking Ground Festival of New Plays, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

The Huntington Theatre Company announces that the 2014 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held January 30 - February 2 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Huntington Kicks Off 2014 Breaking Ground Festival of New Plays TodayHuntington Kicks Off 2014 Breaking Ground Festival of New Plays Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The Huntington Theatre Company announces that the 2014 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held today, January 30 - February 2 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki is on the Shortlist for Kitschies Red Tentacle AwardA TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki is on the Shortlist for Kitschies Red Tentacle Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

It was announced today that Ruth Ozeki's Booker-shortlisted novel, A Tale for the Time Being, is on the shortlist for the Kitschies Red Tentacle Award. (more...)

Michael Markey Releases Latest Book, 'Casaday Girls, Book 2: The Creature Returns'Michael Markey Releases Latest Book, 'Casaday Girls, Book 2: The Creature Returns'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

'Your next adventure awaits.' Nemesis Dunbro Lasnikov expresses these words in a cryptic parting email at the close of 'Book 1: Super Kids.' Preteen superheroes Alexa and Rachael Casaday now face unfinished business in 'Casaday Girls, Book 2: The Creature Returns' by Michael Markey. What happened to the elusive victim at Stamford Lake, Isaac Fromme? Lasnikov reveals that the expiring old gentleman lies in a dank labyrinth beneath the crumbling factory, trapped in the forbidding structure that nearly cost the Casadays their lives only days ago. (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon Stars in Lantern Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR, Now thru 3/16Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon Stars in Lantern Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Lantern Theater Company, critically acclaimed in Philadelphia for their annual Shakespearean offering, presents The Tragedy of Julius Caesar as the highlight of their 20th season. Directed by the Lantern's Artistic Director Charles McMahon and starring Tony Award-nominated actor Forrest McClendon in the title role, the Lantern's production is inspired by the warrior ethos of feudal Japan, calling into question the rights of the ruler against the rights of his people. Performances run tonight, February 6 - March 16, 2014. (more...)

Leigh Silverman-Helmed AMERICAN HERO & MALA HIERBA Set for Second Stage's 2014 Uptown Summer SeasonLeigh Silverman-Helmed AMERICAN HERO & MALA HIERBA Set for Second Stage's 2014 Uptown Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Second Stage Theatre has announced the two plays which will be presented as part of the company's twelfth annual Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series this summer: Bess Wohl's American Hero, directed by Leigh Silverman and Mala Hierba by Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz. (more...)

Ruth Ozeki's A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING Wins the 2013  Red Tentacle AwardRuth Ozeki's A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING Wins the 2013 Red Tentacle Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being saw off competition last night from Anne Carson, Thomas Pynchon, Patrick Ness and James Smyth to secure the Red Tentacle (Novel) award. It was selected by a panel made up by fellow authors Kate Griffin, Nick Harkaway and Will Hill; TED fellow Anab Jain; and whitefox founder Annabel Wright. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlantic Theater's LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNERPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlantic Theater's LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere production of award-winning British playwright Roy Williams' stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's beloved short story THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, directed by Leah C. Gardiner. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

Patrick Murney, Eshan Bay & More to Star in Atlantic Theater Company's THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNERPatrick Murney, Eshan Bay & More to Star in Atlantic Theater Company's THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the American premiere production of award-winning British playwright Roy Williams' stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's beloved short story THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, directed by Leah C. Gardiner. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons' THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Playwrights Horizons' THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE Celebrates Opening Night
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 10, 2013

Playwrights Horizons presents the World Premiere production of THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, a new play by Madeleine George (The Zero Hour). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are, Blue Door and The Call at PH; The Madrid, Chinglish, Golden Child, Well), the production celebrated its opening last night, December 9 at 7PM . It will play a limited engagement through Sunday evening, December 29 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Guthrie Theater Presents One-On-One Conversation with Leigh Silverman and Joel Sass, 8/25Guthrie Theater Presents One-On-One Conversation with Leigh Silverman and Joel Sass, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The Guthrie Theater, in partnership with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, today announced it will host a one-on-one conversation with Tony Award-nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet on Broadway), director of The Heidi Chronicles which kicks off the Guthrie's 2014-2015 thrust season, and Joel Sass, director of the Guthrie's current hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on August 25 at 7:30pm at the Dowling Studio. (more...)

Mark Blum, Diane Davis and More to Star in Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT; Cast Announced!Mark Blum, Diane Davis and More to Star in Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Primary Stages continues its 29th season with a new production of their acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). Directed by Evan Cabnet (A Kid Like Jake at Lincoln Center Theater, The Performers on Broadway), the production will feature Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties and Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway), Diane Davis (Old Acquaintance on Broadway, Regrets Only at MTC), two-time Obie Award-winner Kathryn Grody (The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Top Girls, A Mom's Life), and Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America andThe Brother/Sister Plays Off-Broadway). The Model Apartment runs September 24 - November 1 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, October 15 at 7PM. (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 SeasonGENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

John Ellison Conlee, David Costabile & Maggie Siff to Star in THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLGENCE at Playwrights Horizons this FallJohn Ellison Conlee, David Costabile & Maggie Siff to Star in THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLGENCE at Playwrights Horizons this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced additional details for its 2013/2014 Season, including new casting and the addition of a director to the final production of the season. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This FallSUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the first production on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in the 2014-2015 season, Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles. Under the direction of 2014 Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Broadway's Violet, Chinglish, Well), The Heidi Chronicles will feature the talents of Kate Wetherhead, Ben Graney, Tracey Maloney and Zach Shaffer, as well as Sam Bardwell, Eleonore Dendy, Mo Perry and Stacia Rice. (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery TodayReg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

THE MODEL APARTMENT Rounds Out Primary Stages' 2013-14 SeasonTHE MODEL APARTMENT Rounds Out Primary Stages' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Primary Stages has announced the fourth production of their upcoming 29th Season: A new production of their 1995 Obie Award-winning THE MODEL APARTMENT by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

THE CALL Rounds Out San Jose Rep's 2014-15 SeasonTHE CALL Rounds Out San Jose Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Tanya Barfield's provocative drama The Call completes San Jose Repertory Theatre's 2014-2015 seven-show anniversary season in the sixth show slot (May 14 - June 7). This sensitive drama boldly tackles multi-racial adoption, identity and parenthood with razor sharp honesty and respect. When Annie and Peter decide to adopt a child they look toward Africa. But it isn't long before their anxiety over adoption and identity threaten their fantasies of parenthood in this powerful yet intimate look at the yearnings of motherhood, doubts and good intentions. (more...)

JAMES MCCARTNEY Announces New Record and US TourJAMES MCCARTNEY Announces New Record and US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Following a year that introduced him to international success in 2012, James McCartney now heads towards an exciting and unprecedented 2013--a year that will see him release his first full-length album and embark on a forty-seven date, twenty-seven state tour of the USA, to be followed by a number of additional shows and appearances across Europe. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 13-20THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 13-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: MOTOWN opens on Broadwy, the Gyspy Robe gets passed on, BIG FISH is introduced to Chicago, and so much more! (more...)

Playwrights Horizions & Primary Stages Extend THE CALL Through 5/26Playwrights Horizions & Primary Stages Extend THE CALL Through 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) and Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) have announced an extension of their World Premiere co-production of THE CALL, a new play by Tanya Barfield (Blue Door at Playwrights Horizons/PH). The limited engagement at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) will now run through Sunday, May 26. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are and Blue Door at PH; Hunting and Gathering at Primary Stages/PS; Golden Child, Chinglish, Well, In the Wake), THE CALL reunites Ms. Barfield and Ms. Silverman, who previously collaborated on the Playwrights Horizons production of Blue Door in 2006. (more...)

Ari Graynor, Jerry O'Connell & More to Lead Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO at Second Stage Theatre; Performances Begin 5/12Ari Graynor, Jerry O'Connell & More to Lead Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO at Second Stage Theatre; Performances Begin 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Second Stage Theatre kicks off the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of AMERICAN HERO, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman. AMERICAN HERO will feature ARI GRAYNOR (2ST Trust), DAOUD HEIDAMI (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), JERRY O'CONNELL (Seminar) and ERIN WILHELMI (The Great God Pan). Previews begin Monday, May 12th and opening night is Thursday, May 22nd. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons & Primary Stages' THE CALLPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons & Primary Stages' THE CALL
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 15, 2013

Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages' World Premiere co-production of The Call, the new play by Tanya Barfield (Blue Door at Playwrights Horizons/PH), is directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are and Blue Door at PH; Hunting and Gathering at Primary Stages/PS; Golden Child, Chinglish, Well, In the Wake) at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

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