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2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Extends Off-Broadway; Alexis Cruz Joins Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, have announced the extention of 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON starring Kathryn Luce Garfunkel and KINGDOM OF EARTH. Both plays are directed by Marilyn Fried and will run now through October 1st. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Cow's All-Female '1776' is Stunningly Moving, Revolutionary Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 29, 2016

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary to rethink a centuries-entrenched conception, it must be done with ideas audacious and revolutionary enough to forever upset the status quo. That was true in a small, stuffy Philadelphia room in 1776, and it is true now at Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre. While the newest production from the Church Street company might not have the same lasting impact as the creation of the United States, it is undoubtedly one of the best theatrical productions that Central Florida has seen in recent years. (more...)

Live Music, Latin Food & 'Best of' Showcase Set for CELEBRANDO THREE YEARS at CPT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan has announced the launch of CPT'S 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of the latest original work by the Teatro Publico de Cleveland ensemble, ¡Celebrando Three Years!, to run October 6-8, 2016 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

Broadway 'Motel' Austin Pendleton to Helm FIDDLER for New Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Featuring seven productions, New Rep's 2016-2017 season includes Regular Singing, the fourth and final play in Richard Nelson's Apple Family series, presented in collaboration with Stoneham Theatre; Good, CP Taylor's historical, political drama; Fiddler on the Roof, a revival of the Tony award- winning musical, featuring Jeremiah Kissel as Tevye and directed by original Broadway cast member Austin Pendleton; Thurgood, a one-man play featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; Brecht on Brecht, a play with music based on the collective works of Bertolt Brecht; Golda's Balcony, a one-woman play featuring Bobbie Steinbach as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir; and The Gift Horse, a sharp comedy by nationally-acclaimed local playwright Lydia R. Diamond in a Boston-area premiere. (more...)

Broadway Alum Sarah Paulson Wins Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Sarah Paulson picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as prosecutor Marcia Clark in FX's AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS. O. J. SIMPSON. (more...)

Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE Set for 2016 United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Phil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance today, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) (more...)

Craig Lucas Adaptation of MISS JULIE Begins Tonight at Matthew Corozine Studio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

A young woman seeks personal independence without understanding what that truly entails in August Strindberg timeless drama Miss Julie. Adapted by Craig Lucas and based on a literal translation from Anders Cato, Miss Julie will be performed at The Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre, located at 357 West 36 Street, Suite 202. (more...)

THE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere - THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.  (more...)

CPT & Teatro Publico de Cleveland to Celebrate Three Years of Original Bilingual Plays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the cancellation of The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis, which was previously scheduled to premiere at CPT during the 2016-2017 theatrical season. In its place, the theatre will premiere a new work by the Teatro Publico de Cleveland ensemble, ¡Celebrando Three Years!, to run October 6-8, 2016 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)

Live Music, Latin Food & 'Best of' Showcase Set for CELEBRANDO THREE YEARS at CPT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan has announced the launch of CPT'S 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of the latest original work by the Teatro Publico de Cleveland ensemble, ¡Celebrando Three Years!, to run October 6-8, 2016 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre & the Indy Convergence Present BROKEN PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Amidst the backdrop of urban Latin hip hop music, rhyme, and choreography, Broken Promises reveals the shocking truth of how quickly and easily teens are ensnared in the world of sex trafficking.  Desperate for money, four teens living on the edge gamble their lives on internet porn and prostitution.  Before they know it, they are trapped in a life from which they cannot escape, or can they?     (more...)

DreamWrights Names New Director of Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

In a completely new position to DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, Hilary Adams joins the team as Director of Artistic Programming. In this visionary role, Adams will work with and oversee all areas of programming and show direction, even directing some shows herself. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Donald Margulies Remodels THE MODEL APARTMENT at the Geffen
by Gil Kaan - Oct 18, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize winner and much lauded playwright Donald Margulies' currently back in Los Angeles for his revival of his 1988 Obie Award-winning THE MODEL APARTMENT. His foray into writing for film The End of the Tour made him a festival darling with nominations for Film Independent Spirit and UCLA Scripter Awards. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Script-in-Hand COLLECTED STORIES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the Pulitzer Prize finalist, "Collected Stories" by Donald Margulies, on Monday, December 12, at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents George Bernard Shaw's Classic Comedy PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre continues Season 20 with George Bernard Shaw's masterpiece Pygmalion, opening Nov. 18, 2016 in the Harriett Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's 'It Guy' Andrew Chappelle Featured in Musical 'DIVIDED' (In Concert)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

On Sunday November 20, 2016 Andrew Chappelle Broadway's 'It guy' from the mega-hit HAMILTON will be featured in the electrifying new musical DIVIDED (In Concert) to be presented at New York's Feinstein's / 54 Below. (more...)

Broadway Stars from HAMILTON & More Perform DIVIDED in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

DIVIDED, the powerful new musical by Kristen and Luanne Rosenfeld, and directed by Paul Stancato, will premiere in a concert performance by some of Broadway's brightest stars at Feinstein's/54 Below, in New York City on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 9:30 PM. (more...)

New Rep Extends FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Through January 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

New Repertory Theatre has extended Fiddler on the Roof, running December 2, 2016- January 1, 2017 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof, December 2-24, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $35-$65 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Fiddler on the Roof are also available. (more...)

Theatre Planners Presents World Premiere Comedy: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre beginning August 20. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

Writer, Director Lisa Peterson Named Associate Artisitic Director at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone today announced the appointment of Lisa Peterson as the artistic director. (more...)

DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL Begins in August at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre beginning August 13. (more...)

SHIPWRECKED! to Make NJ Premiere at Dreamcatcher Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is producing Donald Margulies' comic romp Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougement (As Told by Himself). This comedy, written by a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is receiving its New Jersey premiere. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

New Light Theater Project to Stage 25th Anniversary Production of Donald Margulies' SIGHT UNSEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

New Light Theater Project (Strange Country, In the Soundless Awe) will present a 25th anniversary revival of SIGHT UNSEEN, Donald Margulies' 1992 Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning drama. Directed by Jerry Heymann, previews begin February 8 at Access Theater in Tribeca. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present COLLECTED STORIES by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Inspiration vs. appropriation. Loyalty vs. creative freedom. Friendship, betrayal, morality, and the artistic impulse. These are among the provocative issues raised by playwright Donald Margulies in Collected Stories, which opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on February 3 and continues through March 5, with specially priced previews on February 1 and 2. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

From March 3 to April 1, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of GRAND CONCOURSE, a compelling new drama by award-winning actor, screenwriter, and playwright Heidi Schreck.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents COLLECTED STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Inspiration vs. appropriation. Loyalty vs. creative freedom. Friendship, betrayal, morality, and the artistic impulse. These are among the provocative issues raised by playwright Donald Margulies in Collected Stories, which opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on February 3 and continues through March 5, with specially priced previews on February 1 and 2. (more...)

THE STORY GIANT Brings Four Children From Different Corners Of The World Together In Dreamtime This Easter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This Easter a magical storytelling adventure for all the family will be brought to life by the Everyman Company. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Mersey Sound, the Hope Street venue will present a new adaptation of The Story Giant. The production runs from Thursday 13 April to Saturday 29 April and features Richard Bremmer as the eponymous Story Giant. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Dreamcatcher Book Club: Read the Script, Participate in a Post-Show Discussion on 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre introduces a new community Book Club, beginning with the February production of Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougement (As Told by Himself).  For each of its three annual Main Stage shows, Dreamcatcher will offer an audience the opportunity to read the script before the show, and then participate in a talk-back experience with the actors and creative team where audience members can discuss in depth the choices that the director made in interpreting the play for the stage.    (more...)

The Nora Theatre Company to present PRECIOUS LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to Madeleine George's Precious Little from March 2 - 26, 2017.Precious Little  is directed by Melia Bensussen . The press performance is Monday, March 6 at 7:30PM. Precious Little is a A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Old School Square is presenting nine spectacular shows and concerts in March. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now atwww.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Light Theater Project Presents 25th Anniversary Revival of Donald Margulies' SIGHT UNSEEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

New Light Theater Project (Strange Country, In the Soundless Awe) will present the 25th anniversary revival of SIGHT UNSEEN, Donald Margulies' 1992 Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning drama. Directed by Jerry Heymann, previews began February 8 at Access Theater in Tribeca, with on February 11. (more...)

Dreamcatcher Book Club for SHIPWRECKED!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre introduces a new community Book Club, beginning with the February production of Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougement (As Told by Himself).  (more...)

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

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

Laguna Playhouse Presents Third Show in 2016-2017 Season- CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. 'I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too,' says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces The Dramaworks Ethics Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks, in partnership with PNC Bank, is pleased to introduce the Dramaworks Ethics Project Presented by PNC Arts Alive, an exciting, digital storytelling venture created to stimulate young people to think critically about their own ethics and principals. (more...)

Lavin and Stritch Bring an Intimate Evening of Jazz and Showtunes to the Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs
by David Green - Aug 31, 2016

The Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum will be the setting for An Intimate Evening with Linda Lavin & Billy Stritch on December 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. This is the 2016 Temple Isaiah Benefit Concert and it will feature the legendary and Tony® award-winning Linda Lavin, joined by her music director Billy Stritch as they present a delightful evening of jazz standards and show tunes. Broadway, Television and Film star Linda Lavin has received a Tony®, a Drama Desk, an Outer Critics,' and a Helen Hayes award. Billy Stritch, one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scenes joins Ms. Lavin as they present jazz standards and show tunes that are sure to delight the audience. (more...)

CPT & Teatro Publico de Cleveland to Celebrate Three Years of Original Bilingual Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the cancellation of The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis, which was previously scheduled to premiere at CPT during the 2016-2017 theatrical season. In its place, the theatre will premiere a new work by the Teatro Publico de Cleveland ensemble, ¡Celebrando Three Years!, to run October 6-8, 2016 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)

Craig Lucas Adaptation of MISS JULIE Will Play at Matthew Corozine Studio in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

A young woman seeks personal independence without understanding what that truly entails in August Strindberg timeless drama Miss Julie. Adapted by Craig Lucas and based on a literal translation from Anders Cato, Miss Julie will be performed at The Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre, located at 357 West 36 Street, Suite 202. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE Set for 2016 United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Phil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) (more...)

William Lynwood Montell Releasing Six New Books
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

vWilliam Lynwood Montell taught in the folk studies program at Western Kentucky University from 1969 to 1999. He graduated from WKU in 1960, and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. In addition to WKU, he taught at Campbellsville College and briefly at UCLA and the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of twenty-two books, including Singing the Glory Down: Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky, 1900-1990; Killings: Folk Justice in the Upper South; and Ghosts across Kentucky. (more...)

Theatre Planners Presents World Premiere Comedy DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

A washed-up TV actress, a former Blaxploitation movie bit player and a pre-op transgender woman compete for the role of Norma Desmond in a remake of Sunset Boulevard in the latest outrageous comedy from Emmy Award-winning TV writer / bestselling novelist / playwright Peter Lefcourt (Cafe Society). Terri Hanauerdirects the world premiere of Drama Queens from Hell, presented by Theatre Planners as a visiting production at theOdyssey Theatre beginning August 20. (more...)

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