Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch Bring STARTING OVER to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch Bring STARTING OVER to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 8, 2015

Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes the 54 Below stage this September, performing Broadway favorites, standards, jazz, and even some songs she learned from the great girl singers. New York audiences remember her from It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Broadway Bound, Collected Stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, Gypsy,The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, and many others, and the world over knows her as Alice Hyatt in the long-running hit TV series Alice. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANSMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Nicholas Guest & More Set for 54 Below This WeekLinda Lavin, Nicholas Guest & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 7-13, Featuring Linda Lavin, Nicholas Guest, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 7-13, Featuring Linda Lavin, Nicholas Guest, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Sep 6, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Darius de Haas: 'Something to Live For: Celebrating Strayhorn & More;' Linda Lavin: Starting Over; Carter Calvert at 54 Below; Nicholas Guest: Finding Nick; and Madeline Kahn Tribute. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Collider Theater's LOVE, SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMAZONFull Cast Announced for Collider Theater's LOVE, SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMAZON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Collider Theater announced today the complete cast of its world premiere production of LOVE, SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMAZON opening Saturday, October 10 at The Paradise Factory at 64E4 in the East Village. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? Gets Off-Broadway Revival This NovemberWHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? Gets Off-Broadway Revival This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Winner of the Obie Award in 1962, Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy gave his blessings on the upcoming revival of his play WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? before his recent passing, saying, 'Your persistence is flattering and wins my approval.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/15/2015 - PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, SHERLOCK, NAMT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/15/2015 - PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, SHERLOCK, NAMT and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PERFECT ARRANGEMENT opens off-Broadway, David Arquette takes SHERLOCK on tour, NAMT kicks off and more! (more...)

Collider Theater's LOVE, SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMAZON Opens TonightCollider Theater's LOVE, SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMAZON Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Collider Theater presents the world premiere production of LOVE, SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMAZON opening tonight, October 10 at The Paradise Factory at 64E4 in the East Village. (more...)

Tickets to MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR & THE FATHER on Broadway Now on SaleTickets to MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR & THE FATHER on Broadway Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Single tickets are on sale now for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway productions of Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, starring Tony and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Linda Lavin; and The Father, the American premiere of the acclaimed new play by Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony winner Christopher Hampton, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, starring three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee Frank Langella. (more...)

WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? Gets Off-Broadway Revival, Beginning TonightWHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? Gets Off-Broadway Revival, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Winner of the Obie Award in 1962, Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy gave his blessings on the upcoming revival of his play WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? before his recent passing, saying, 'Your persistence is flattering and wins my approval.' (more...)

New Children's Book, BEDTIME STORIES: Original Tales Shared from One Generation to the Next is ReleasedNew Children's Book, BEDTIME STORIES: Original Tales Shared from One Generation to the Next is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

LAKE OSWEGO, OR - Every day, thousands of childhood bedtime stories are lost as another generation of storytellers (and their families) do not take the time to capture them. In an effort to save these cherished bedtime tales, Holiday Retirement, a manager of senior living communities nationwide, initiated a 'story drive' earlier this year to begin collecting stories. Today, Holiday Retirement published a select few of the Collected Stories in a new children's book, Bedtime Stories: Original Tales Shared from One Generation to the Next. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Drew Gehling, Margo Seibert and More Set for Hammond & Gwon's STRING Readings This WeekHeidi Blickenstaff, Drew Gehling, Margo Seibert and More Set for Hammond & Gwon's STRING Readings This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Sarah Hammond and Adam Gwon's STRING will receive readings this week at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Kate Arrington, Greg Keller & John Procaccino Join Linda Lavin in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIRKate Arrington, Greg Keller & John Procaccino Join Linda Lavin in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the upcoming New York premiere of Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. (more...)

The Company Theater Presents Donald Margulies' COLLECTED STORIES, 11/13 - 15The Company Theater Presents Donald Margulies' COLLECTED STORIES, 11/13 - 15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Company Theatre Group, Inc. is pleased to present Collected Stories, written by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies.  (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Appoints Actor/Director Michael Mastro Resident Artistic DirectorGeorge Street Playhouse Appoints Actor/Director Michael Mastro Resident Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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THE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This AugustTHE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of The Country House. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams -- and as always, each other. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY to Play Odyssey Theatre, 8/22-10/11CAFE SOCIETY to Play Odyssey Theatre, 8/22-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of Cafe Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on August 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish PlaywrightPhoto Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Gloucester Stage proudly presents the New England Premiere of Enda Walsh's The New Electric Ballroom from July 23 through August 15 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

FATHER, SON & HOLY COACH to Play the Odyssey, 2/13-3/20FATHER, SON & HOLY COACH to Play the Odyssey, 2/13-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Southern storytelling at its best! Writer/performer John Posey (How to Get Away with Murder, Teen Wolf) returns to L.A. with an all-new revival of his critically acclaimed comedy about a former small-town football star who attempts to live vicariously through his son. Father, Son & Holy Coach, presented by Rainy Night Films in association with Tyler Posey and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on February 13. (Scroll all the way down for links to high resolution photos.) (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR on Broadway!BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 22, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opened Wednesday night, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin & Company Take Opening Night Bows in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIRPhoto Coverage: Linda Lavin & Company Take Opening Night Bows in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 21, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opened just last night, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Starring Linda Lavin, Opens Tonight on BroadwayOUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Starring Linda Lavin, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR opens tonight, January 20, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Linda Lavin & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIRBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Linda Lavin & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opens tonight, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This SundayNew Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Debra Messing to Join Abigail Breslin in ABC's DIRTY DANCING RemakeDebra Messing to Join Abigail Breslin in ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

As previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby - today, Deadline has confirmed that the project has officially received a green light, with television star and stage alum Debra Messing coming on board. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Linda Lavin, Kate Arrington & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIRPhoto Flash: First Look at Linda Lavin, Kate Arrington & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Linda Lavin Plays Her 'FIRST FAREWELL CONCERT' at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Linda Lavin Plays Her 'FIRST FAREWELL CONCERT' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway and television actress Linda Lavin for two very special concerts on the historic stage this past week. The show, wryly entitled 'My First Farewell Concert,' is Lavin's personal story told in songs she loves. She performed favorites from the Great American/Brazilian/Yiddish Songbooks, with Billy Stritch at the piano, Steve Bakunas on drums, Ron Affif on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and special guest Aaron Weinstein on violin. Songs included were 'You've Got Possibilities,' 'No More Blues,' and a medley of songs recorded by the late, great Bobby Short. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin Brings 'My First Farewell Concert' to BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Linda Lavin Brings 'My First Farewell Concert' to Birdland
by Walter McBride - Feb 2, 2016

Linda Lavin, currently starring in OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR on Broadway, just brought a new solo show to Birdland- 'My First Farewell Concert'. BroadwayWorld was on hand fo rthe special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Linda Lavin, Len Cariou & More This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome Linda Lavin, Len Cariou & More This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

An all-new episode of THEATER TALK features an interview with the creators of the Manhattan Theatre Club production of the new play Our Mother's Brief Affair, plus actor Len Cariou discussing his career and a new one-man show, Broadway & The Bard. (more...)

Linda Lavin Leads MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Beginning Tonight on BroadwayLinda Lavin Leads MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR begins previews tonight, December 28, and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Reasons To Get Excited; Broadway's January/February OpeningsReasons To Get Excited; Broadway's January/February Openings
by Michael Dale - Dec 28, 2015

The first two months of the year are traditionally a bit slow on Broadway, but we've got four big shows coming in this year. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/2015 - NOISES OFF, BRIGHT STAR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/2015 - NOISES OFF, BRIGHT STAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NOISES OFF begins previews and BRIGHT STAR opens at the Kennedy Center! (more...)

The Music of BOBLO Concert & Album Release Party Set for The Theatre CentreThe Music of BOBLO Concert & Album Release Party Set for The Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Kitchenband and The Theatre Centre are proud to celebrate the music from the Dora Award-winning production of BOBLO, with a new album release and concert. The Music of BOBLO concert will include music and visuals from the acclaimed 2012 production of BOBLO. Select original cast members and musicians will return for this one-night-only event at The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West. (more...)

Frank Boyd's THE HOLLER SESSIONS Set for PS122's COIL FestivalFrank Boyd's THE HOLLER SESSIONS Set for PS122's COIL Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

As part of the eleventh edition of the COIL Festival, Performance Space 122, in partnership with Paradise Factory, present the New York premiere of The Holler Sessions, written and performed by Seattle-based performer Frank Boyd in collaboration with the TEAM. (more...)

Michael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at RattlestickMichael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Hamlet In Bed, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will begin previews Friday, August 28, at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.  Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole.  The official opening night is set for Thursday, September 10; the production will run through Sunday, October 25. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/5/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Finds Dorothy, Cumberbatch in HAMLET, McDonald & Swenson in Williamstown & More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/5/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Finds Dorothy, Cumberbatch in HAMLET, McDonald & Swenson in Williamstown & More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 5, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! has found its Dorothy, Benedict Cumberbatch becomes HAMLET at the Barbican, McDonald & Swenson take the stage in Williamstown and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch Bring STARTING OVER to Provincetown's The Crown & AnchorPhoto Coverage: Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch Bring STARTING OVER to Provincetown's The Crown & Anchor
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 4, 2015

Rick Murray and The Crown & Anchor presented Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin to a wildly enthusiastic Provincetown audience last night and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. In her cabaret show titled Starting Over, Linda with her musical directer Billy Stritch (who also supplied vocals) brought the packed Crown and Anchor Cabaret Room to it's feet many times during their exciting performance.  Also receiving a standing ovation was Jazz Violinist Aaron Weinstein who is a mainstay in Linda's act.  Jazz guitarist Ron Affif, bassist Steve Doyle and husband Steve Bakunas on drums and vocals executed Billy Stritch's magical arrangements perfectly.   (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This WeekSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Join Husband Will Swenson for Show at 54 Below Next MonthAudra McDonald to Join Husband Will Swenson for Show at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

This September, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin, in a return engagement of 'Starting Over' and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson, making his 54 Below solo debut, featuring his wife, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANSMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

THE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This AugustTHE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of The Country House. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams -- and as always, each other. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY Plays the Odyssey Theatre TonightCAFE SOCIETY Plays the Odyssey Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of Cafe Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre tonight, August 22. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins Tonight at Gloucester StagePulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins Tonight at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Gloucester Stage presents Annie Baker's The Flick from tonight, August 20 through September 12 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, follows three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts as they mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state while also revealing touching and funny truths about their search for identity. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles of the movie theater, becoming more compelling than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. In The Flick playwright Annie Baker uses keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye to create a funny and heartfelt cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Flick, Ms. Baker also received the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Playwriting. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins 8/20 at Gloucester StagePulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins 8/20 at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Gloucester Stage presents Annie Baker's The Flick from August 20 through September 12 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, follows three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts as they mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state while also revealing touching and funny truths about their search for identity. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles of the movie theater, becoming more compelling than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. In The Flick playwright Annie Baker uses keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye to create a funny and heartfelt cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Flick, Ms. Baker also received the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Playwriting. (more...)

The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The RRazz Room at The Prince is an intimate venue programmed by the entrepreneurs who created the infamous and iconic RRazz Room in San Francisco. The RRazz Room brand has become synonymous with quality entertainment presented at its purest and most intimate form. The unique space allows patrons to experience all their favorite entertainers up close and personal. The RRazz Room venues (also located in Coral Springs, FL, South Miami-Dade, FL, and New Hope, PA) present performances by local and national artists from a wide variety of musical and theatrical genres including Broadway, pop, opera, gospel, drag, comedy, rhythm & blues, and jazz. The RRazz Room at the Prince is located within the historic Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 (near the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets on the Avenue of the Arts). (more...)

Nathan Lane and Debra Messing to Lead Benefit Readings of Short Plays by Wesley Taylor This FallNathan Lane and Debra Messing to Lead Benefit Readings of Short Plays by Wesley Taylor This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Stage stars Tony winner Nathan Lane and Emmy winner Debra Messing -- an odd pair but a fun choice -- are teaming up for BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

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