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African-American Shakespeare Company Stages Euripides' MEDEA, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

Passion. Love. Vengeance. African-American Shakespeare Company continues its 19th season with MEDEA, Euripides' infamous tragedy about a jilted wife exacting the ultimate revenge on a cheating husband. Dawn Monique Williams, a veteran of staging the classics, directs, with Leontyne Mbele-Mbong in the title role. MEDEA plays Saturdays and Sundays, today, March 8-30 at the Buriel Clay Theater at the African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street (at Webster) in San Francisco. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens 3/21 at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre will present Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, March 21 - April 20 in The Harriett Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Main Street Theater's TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Main Street Theater takes on the work of by Donald Margulies for the first time with its production of Time Stands Still, the latest by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. With previews March 22, 23, and 26, Time Stands Still opens March 27 and runs through April 19 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Eureka Theatre Presents World Premiere of CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, a thought-provoking new play that interweaves the challenges of parenting in the digital age with a suspenseful tale of online misbehavior and its vicious consequences, will receive its world premiere at the Eureka Theatre in March. This latest work by rising playwright Kathy Rucker, a Humana Festival Heideman Award finalist, will be directed by award-winning British director Anna Jordan. CRYSTAL SPRINGS plays today, March 6 - 23, 2014 at The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., San Francisco. (more...)

Tony Winner Linda Lavin Set for Interview On Stage at Edgerton Center, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Linda Lavin, Broadway Tony Award winner, Emmy-nominated television star and singer, takes the stage of the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts as part of its American Legends Series for an 'Actors Studio'-type Interview On Stage on Sunday, April 13 (2014) at 3pm. The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus ofSacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Houston (more...)

Rare Tennessee Williams Story Published
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Before his mother became the model for Blanche DuBois of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and his sister the inspiration for Laura Wingfield of 'The Glass Menagerie,' Tennessee Williams drew upon a college girlfriend if only in name to tell a story of desire, drunkenness and regret. (more...)

Staged Readings of New Santa Ana Play THE LONG ROAD TODAY Set for SCR's Dialogue/Dialogos Project, 4/2-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Members of the Santa Ana community-and others-are invited to attend one or more staged readings of a new community-inspired play by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. The play-in-development is part of Dialogue/Dialogos, a creative partnership between South Coast Repertory (SCR) and Latino Health Access (LHA). (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN, Starring Linda Lavin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Tickets for Nicky Silver's newest work, TOO MUCH SUN starring Linda Lavin, will go on sale Tuesday, March 25 at 1pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Houston (more...)

Photo Flash: Main Street Theater's TIME STANDS STILL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Main Street Theater takes on the work of by Donald Margulies for the first time with its production of Time Stands Still, the latest by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. With previews tonight, March 22, 23, and 26, Time Stands Still opens March 27 and runs through April 19 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Houston (more...)

David Lang's Six-Concert Series COLLECTED STORIES Runs 4/22-29 at Zankel Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

From April 22 to April 29, David Lang, holder of Carnegie Hall's 2013-2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, guides concertgoers through Collected Stories, a series in which six distinct themes are explored over six Zankel Hall performances, all at 6:00 p.m. and all curated by Mr. Lang. These multi-genre concerts-entitled hero, spirit, love/loss, travel, (post)folk, and memoir-showcase different modes of storytelling across a wide variety of music, from medieval Beowulf to conceptual John Cage, and include world premieres of new music by Lang, Kate Moore, and Kaki King, all commissioned by Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Cherry Lane's Mentor Project Continues Tonight with SONNETS ON TAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights continues its 16th season tonight, March 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) with SONNETS ON TAP - an evening of Shakespeare sonnets performed to tap dancing - conceived and directed by Awoye Timpo. Mentored by Lisa Peterson, SONNETS ON TAP marks the very first Mentor Project directing mentorship. (more...)

Three World Premieres, Including THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner, Set for MTC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced three world premiere productions for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2014-2015 theatrical season. (more...)

MTC's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed world premiere of John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, starts the final week of its sold out run Tuesday, March 11 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Cherry Lane's Mentor Project to Continue 3/12 with SONNETS ON TAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights continues its 16th season on March 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) with SONNETS ON TAP - an evening of Shakespeare sonnets performed to tap dancing - conceived and directed by Awoye Timpo. Mentored by Lisa Peterson, SONNETS ON TAP marks the very first Mentor Project directing mentorship. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR's Brian F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing Set for 'The Leonard Lopate Show', 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR cast members Brian F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing will be featured on WNYC's 'The Leonard Lopate Show' tomorrow at 12:40 PM EST. WNYC broadcasts locally on 93.9 FM, 820 AM, or online at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/. (more...)

African-American Shakespeare Company to Stage Euripides' MEDEA, 3/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Passion. Love. Vengeance. African-American Shakespeare Company continues its 19th season with MEDEA, Euripides' infamous tragedy about a jilted wife exacting the ultimate revenge on a cheating husband. Dawn Monique Williams, a veteran of staging the classics, directs, with Leontyne Mbele-Mbong in the title role. MEDEA plays Saturdays and Sundays, March 8-30 at the Buriel Clay Theater at the African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street (at Webster) in San Francisco. (more...)

Linda Lavin Set for 'PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST' Benefit to Support Celebration Theatre, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Celebration Theatre has announced a one night only benefit event - Portrait Of An Artist: An Evening With Linda Lavin, featuring Lavin's husband and artist Steve Bakunas, on Saturday, February 1 at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. The curtain rises at 8pm, and proceeds from the evening will go to support Celebration Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 25, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened on January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand on the special night to chat with the cast about the new play. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened last night, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Brían F. O'Byrne, Debra Messing & OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Company Celebrate Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened last night, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside OUTSIDE MULLINGAR's Frigid Opening Night Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened last night, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MTC's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Starring Debra Messing and Brian F. O'Byrne, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opens tonight, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47thStreet). Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opens tonight, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Debra Messing and Brían F. O'Byrne-Led OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Opens at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Tonight
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opens tonight, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Debra Messing & More in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 22, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winnerJohn Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, is now in previews and opens, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ian McKellen to Lend Voice to Olney Theatre Center's HOW TO SUCCEEED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Olney Theatre Center proudly announces the return of legendary star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen, making his musical comedy debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as the "Book Voice", narrating the action in the Tony-winning musical. Former Artistic Director Jim Petosa, who produced McKellen's first appearance at Olney, has signed on to voice the show's "TV Announcer". How to Succeed is known for having voiceover parts often recorded by recognizable voices including broadcast journalists Walter Cronkite (1995 Broadway revival) and Anderson Cooper (2011 Broadway revival). (more...)

Sean Hayes Series Renewal Unlikely; Good Chance for 7th Season of PARKS & REC
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

At yesterday's Television Critics Association's semiannual press tour , NBC top exec Bob Greenblatt spoke about the future of the network's current slate of comedies. (more...)

Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS to Begin PreviewsToday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winnerDonald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon will open on February 13, 2014. The cast will include Jeremy Shamos as 'Gabe,' Darren Pettie as 'Tom', Marin Hinkle as 'Karen,' and Maria Dizzia as 'Beth.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Debra Messing, Brian F. O'Byrne & More in MTC's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, is currently in previews and opens Thursday, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This strictly limited 11 week engagement began previews on Friday, January 3. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look of the cast in action below! (more...)

Square One Theatre Continues 24th Season with TIME STANDS STILL, 2/28-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2014

Square One Theatre's second production of its 24th Anniversary Season is Time Stands Still, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies,described as warm, funny and humane and is acknowledged as one of his best plays. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Matrix Theatre Company to Present COLLECTED STORIES, 2/21-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Matrix Theatre Company presents Collected Stories by Donald Margulies, the final play for its 2014 main stage season on Friday, February 21 through Sunday, March 16. The play explores the relationship between Ruth, a renowned writer and college professor, and Lisa, Ruth's student and protege. As Lisa grows as a writer and eventually becomes Ruth's colleague, she publishes a novel that threatens their relationship and poses a major ethical question regarding creative freedom. Is it ethical to use information shared in intimate conversations for your own literary work, or are you plagiarizing someone else's life? This play debates questions regarding creative license in a thought provoking way and lets the audience decide for itself. (more...)

Eureka Theatre to Present World Premiere of CRYSTAL SPRINGS, 3/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, a thought-provoking new play that interweaves the challenges of parenting in the digital age with a suspenseful tale of online misbehavior and its vicious consequences, will receive its world premiere at the Eureka Theatre in March. This latest work by rising playwright Kathy Rucker, a Humana Festival Heideman Award finalist, will be directed by award-winning British director Anna Jordan. CRYSTAL SPRINGS plays March 6 - 23, 2014 at The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., San Francisco. For tickets ($45-$65) and information the public may visit www.CrystalSpringsThePlay.com or call 800.838.3006. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director Molly McMahon Hopes COLLECTED STORIES Makes the Audience Think at the Matrix Theatre
by Katie Laban - Feb 27, 2014

Director Molly McMahon is hopes that her current show, Collected Stories, at the Matrix Theatre will engage the audience and make them discuss the ethical questions brought up in the play once the show is over. Donald Margulies's play is about two women writers, their relationship, and the ethical questions regarding creative freedom. (more...)

Matrix Theatre Company Presents COLLECTED STORIES, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Matrix Theatre Company presents Collected Stories by Donald Margulies, the final play for its 2014 main stage season tonight, February 21 through Sunday, March 16. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR'S Debra Messing Appears on THE TODAY SHOW Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Debra Messing, star of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere Outside Mullingar, the new play by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Doug Hughes, will appear on 'The Today Show' as a live guest today, February 18 at 10:00AM. Locally, the program can be found on NBC (Time Warner Cable channel 4.) (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR'S Debra Messing to Appear on THE TODAY SHOW, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Debra Messing, star of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere Outside Mullingar, the new play by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Doug Hughes, will appear on 'The Today Show' as a live guest on Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00AM. Locally, the program can be found on NBC (Time Warner Cable channel 4.) (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened on January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Linda Lavin Set for 'PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST' Benefit to Support Celebration Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

Celebration Theatre has announced a one night only benefit event - Portrait Of An Artist: An Evening With Linda Lavin, featuring Lavin's husband and artist Steve Bakunas, tonight, February 1 at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. The curtain rises at 8pm, and proceeds from the evening will go to support Celebration Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Houston (more...)

Staged Readings of New Santa Ana Play THE LONG ROAD TODAY Set for SCR's Dialogue/Dialogos Project, Now thru 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Members of the Santa Ana community-and others-are invited to attend one or more staged readings of a new community-inspired play by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. The play-in-development is part of Dialogue/Dialogos, a creative partnership between South Coast Repertory (SCR) and Latino Health Access (LHA). (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, Munich Philharmonic, Michael Feinstein and More Set for Carnegie Hall, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Carnegie Hall has announced its April 2014 calendar. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jennifer Zetlan to Step in for Kiera Duffy in NO. 42 IN THE ALPS at Carnegie Hall, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jennifer Zetlan has agreed to step in for Kiera Duffy on Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m., performing the U.S. premiere of composer Richard Ayres's No. 42 In the Alps with contemporary music group Alarm Will Sound at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. Ms. Duffy is unable to appear due to illness. (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre's HEART SONG to Run 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of, Heart Song, a new play by Stephen Sachs making its Eastern US premiere at Florida Rep as part of the theatre's commitment to produce new works and nurture emerging playwrights. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Houston (more...)

Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins & More to Join Linda Lavin in Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - will be given its world-premiere production this spring at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin, joined by the newly-announced cast: Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Matt Dickson and Jennifer Westfeldt, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. Mark Brokaw directs the production, scheduled to begin previews May 1 prior to an official opening night on May 18. (more...)

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