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Dark Horse Theatre to Stage World Premiere of SUNDAY'S CHILD, 5/23-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

From May 23-June 7, 2014, Dark Horse Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Sunday's Child, a new play by Jennifer S. Jones. (more...)

PK Dickmeyer Releases Children's Book on Nature's Beauty
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

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Dark Horse Theatre Stages World Premiere of SUNDAY'S CHILD, Now thru 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

From today, May 23-June 7, 2014, Dark Horse Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Sunday's Child, a new play by Jennifer S. Jones. (more...)

Dark Horse Theatre Stages World Premiere of SUNDAY'S CHILD, Now thru 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Dark Horse Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere of SUNDAY'S CHILD, a new play by Jennifer S. Jones, running today, May 23 - June 7, 2014. (more...)

Published Edition of Denis O'Hare's AN ILIAD Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2014

Recognizable Broadway and Hollywood star Denis O'Hare displays his dexterous wit and way with a word byway of his uniquely fascinating play AN ILIAD, co-written with Lisa Peterson, out today. (more...)

Published Edition Of Denis O'Hare's AN ILIAD Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2014

Recognizable Broadway and Hollywood star Denis O'Hare displays his dexterous wit and way with a word byway of his uniquely fascinating play AN ILIAD, co-written with Lisa Peterson and now available to order in a new published edition. (more...)

NTC Presents a True Crime Drama THRILL ME, 4/3-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

On April 3, Newnan Theatre Company again steps boldly into risky territory by staging Stephen Dolginoff's "Thrill Me," a musical drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who murdered a teenaged boy in 1924. (more...)

BWW Reviews: I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI - A Fantastic Show to Savor
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 18, 2014

'I Lived, I Loved, I Made Spaghetti' is now at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick through April 6th. Area audiences will enjoy every minute of this fantastic one-woman show starring Antoinette LaVecchia. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Dickmeyer's New Children's Book Displays Nature & Its Beauty
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

In the new children's book, 'The Hidden Habitat' (published by Trafford Publishing), author PK Dickmeyer inspires readers to explore nature through the moving story of one woman's kinship with her environment. (more...)

Julia Stiles and James Wirt Set to Lead PHOENIX at Cherry Lane Theatre; Opens 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Julie Pacino, Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre, just announced that Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles ("Dexter") will return to the New York stage opposite James Wirt in a fresh take on Scott Organ's play PHOENIX. Directed by Jennifer DeLia, PHOENIX begins performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Monday, July 28, and opens Thursday, August 7. PHOENIX will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23. The design team for PHOENIX will be announced shortly. (more...)

Caite Hevner Kemp, Amit Gajwani, Oona Curley & More Join PHOENIX Design Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The new production of Scott Organ's play PHOENIX, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles andJames Wirt, will have scenic design by Caite Hevner Kemp, costume design by Amit Gajwani, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by Janie Bullard, scenic art by Burton Machen and general management by Brierpatch Productions. Directed by Jennifer DeLia, PHOENIX begins performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Monday, July 28. Presented by Nicholas Jabbour, PHOENIX will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23, and is produced by Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre. (more...)

Official: James Franco to Make Directorial Debut with THE SHRIFT at Rattlestick; 20th Season to Include Works by Keith Josef Adkins, Robert Boswell & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the company's 2014-2015 programming celebrating it's 20th anniversary season. The season will include New York and World premieres by Keith Josef Adkins, Robert Boswell, Sheila Callaghan, Laura Eason, Michael Laurence, Laith Nakli, Scott Organ, Ruben Polendo, and Daniel Talbott. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHOENIX's Julia Stiles and James Wirt Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Jul 9, 2014

The new production of Scott Organ's play PHOENIX, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Monday, July 28. Presented by Nicholas Jabbour, PHOENIX will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23, and is produced by Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre. The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the special event. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Peculiar Works Project to Present 3CHRISTS, Opening 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Peculiar Works Project has announced the world premiere of their next site-specific theatrical event, 3CHRISTS, written by SM Dale & Barry Rowell, and directed by Kelly O'Donnell. Based on The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, a psychological study by Milton Rokeach, 3CHRISTS will be performed in the sanctuary of Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, at Thompson St.). Performances begin on Friday, September 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 28. Opening Night is Sunday, September 7 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Thursday - Sunday at 7 PM. Tickets, which are $18, are available by calling 866-811-4111 or online www.peculiarworks.org. (more...)

PHOENIX, Starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, Begins Performances Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins performances tonight, July 28, and will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). (more...)

PHOENIX, Starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, Offers $20 Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Nicholas Jabbour, Rian Patrick Durham, Poverty Row Entertainment and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater are proud to announce that a limited number of $20 tickets will be available for Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy PHOENIX at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). (more...)

MJTC's 2014-15 Season to Feature ROSE, JERICO, STARS OF DAVID & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company has announced an exciting line up of five shows for its 2014-15 season. Artists familiar to MJTC theatergoers will be on stage and on the creative teams through the 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Thursday, July 31, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 31, 2014! (more...)

Mick Perrin Worldwide In Association with Mandy Ward Artist Management Presents Paul Merton's IMPRO CHUMS at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 7 - 16 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Paul Merton returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with his world renowned Impro Chums. Paul and his Chums are wonders of nature. They take audience suggestions and create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter... Most of the time. Paul's Impro Chums are Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster and together they will create a new and unique comedy show every single night, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic Compulsion to show off. (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Thursday, July 31, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 31, 2014! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with PHOENIX's Julia Stiles, James Wirt and Jennifer DeLia!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2014

The new production of Scott Organ's play PHOENIX, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Monday, July 28. Presented by Nicholas Jabbour, PHOENIX will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23, and is produced by Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durhamand Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre. The company met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the gang about the new play. Check out what Stiles, Wirt, and Delia had to say below! (more...)

Natalia Zukerman to Release New Album 'Come Thief, Come Fire' on 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman returns with her sixth studio album Come Thief, Come Fire, out September 16th on Talisman Records. The follow up to 2011's Gas Station Roses, which No Depression called 'a rare treat,' Zukerman's latest offering expands on her craft, while seeing her expand into new sonic territories, and all the while delivering her most immediate, heartfelt and compelling release to date. (more...)

Alex Prager's FACE IN THE CROWD Exhibition Opens Today at Lehmann Maupin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce an exhibition of artist Alex Prager's new body of work, Face in the Crowd, on view at both of the gallery's New York locations from today, January 9 - February 22, 2014. (more...)

Felicity Jones, Emily Walton and More to Star in Yale Rep's THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS by Meg Miroshnik, directed by Rachel Chavkin, January 31-February 22 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 6. The cast of THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS is Sofiya Akilova, Celeste Arias, Stephanie Hayes, Jessica Jelliffe, Felicity Jones, and Emily Walton. (more...)

History's COUNTING CARS, AMERICAN RESTORATION Return Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

New Episodes of HISTORY's hit series Counting Cars premieres tonight, January 7 at 9pm ET/PT with back-to-back episodes. (more...)

PlayStation'4 (PS4) Global Cumulative Sales Surpass 4.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

TOKYO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced that cumulative sales of the PlayStation4 (PS4) computer entertainment system have reached 4.2 million *1 as of December 28, 2013, demonstrating the explosive growth of the PS4 platform. (more...)

A Peek Behind the Curtain into the World of 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' is My BroadwayWorld Highlight of 2013
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Jan 5, 2014

Headlined by Michael Ball and Lea Salonga, two of musical theatre's biggest stars, the chance to go behind the scenes of Do You Hear The People Sing? in Shanghai was an opportunity not to be missed. (more...)

Felicity Jones, Emily Walton and More Star in Yale Rep's THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS by Meg Miroshnik, directed by Rachel Chavkin, tonight, January 31-February 22 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 6. (more...)

History's COUNTING CARS, AMERICAN RESTORATION to Return 1/7
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

New Episodes of HISTORY's hit series COUNTING CARS premieres Tuesday, January 7 at 9pm ET/PT with back-to-back episodes. (more...)

Rachel Mars to Present THE WAY YOU TELL THEM Comedy Show, Feb 12-May 17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Rachel Mars has always relied on humour - in her latest solo performance, she searches beyond the gags. Turning the spotlight on the inner workings of comedy, The Way You Tell Them interrogates the desire and, sometimes uncontrollable, Compulsion to be funny. What are we scared of? Where does the responsibility lie when going for a laugh? (more...)

Kennedy Center to Host AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN, 2/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin February 18 to 23, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Appearing together again after their Tony Award winning performances in Evita, Patti LuPone joins Mandy Patinkin onstage for eight performances. Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin are two of Broadway's most venerated performers, having both won a Tony Award for their performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking Evita in 1980. Since then they have both starred in film, television, the concert stage and back to Broadway. An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin brings them together again - at last. Press opening night is Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Page 73 Productions Adds GROUNDED Matinee, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Due to critical praise and strong ticket sales, Page 73 Productions will add a 3pm matinee performance on Saturday, February 1 to the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, Page 73 Productions' Executive Directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli have announced. (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Thursday, February 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Thursday, February 13, 2014! (more...)

Bob Dreyfuss, Sarah E. Kreps and Hina Shamsi Set for Talk Back After Page 73's GROUNDED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Page 73 Productions, now in its 16th year premiering the next generation of American Playwrights - who have included Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, Drama Desk Award winner Sam Hunter, New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award recipient Dan LeFranc, and more - announces a post-show discussion panel on America's drone wars following tonight's January 23rd performance of the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll (TELEPHONE, A MAP OF VIRTUE) and starring Hannah Cabell (3C, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS opposite Frank Langella). (more...)

Bob Dreyfuss, Sarah E. Kreps and Hina Shamsi Set for Talk Back After Page 73's GROUNDED, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Page 73 Productions, now in its 16th year premiering the next generation of American playwrights - who have included Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, Drama Desk Award winner Sam Hunter, New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award recipient Dan LeFranc, and more - announces a post-show discussion panel on America's drone wars following the January 23rd performance of the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll (TELEPHONE, A MAP OF VIRTUE) and starring Hannah Cabell (3C, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS opposite Frank Langella). (more...)

George Brant's GROUNDED with Hannah Cabell Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Winner of the 2012 Smith Prize, which recognizes an outstanding play that focuses on American politics Page 73 Productions, now in its 16th year premiering the next generation of American playwrights - who have included Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, Drama Desk Award winner Sam Hunter, New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award recipient Dan LeFranc, and more - presents the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll (TELEPHONE, A MAP OF VIRTUE) and starring Hannah Cabell (3C, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS opposite Frank Langella) with preview performances beginning Off-Broadway on January 8 prior to an official press opening of January 16 at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street) in Manhattan. GROUNDED has a runtime of 70 minutes, with no intermission. (more...)

OST to PST Conversion Tool with a Benchmarked Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

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All 8 Seasons of DEXTER Come to Netflix This Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 1, 2014

Netflix and CBS Corporation previously announced a content licensing agreement in which all eight seasons of the Showtime drama 'Dexter' will become available for Netflix members in the United States. Beginning on Halloween (Oct. 31, 2013), the first four seasons of the award-winning series will be available to watch instantly; seasons 5-8 will begin today, Jan. 1, 2014. (more...)

MJTC Stages THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company will introduce the winter weekend production, The Last Five Years. This intimate musical will open today, February 8 and run through March 2, 2014. (more...)

Published Edition Of Denis O'Hare's AN ILIAD Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 3/25
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 18, 2014

Recognizable Broadway and Hollywood star Denis O'Hare displays his dexterous wit and way with a word byway of his uniquely fascinating play AN ILIAD, co-written with Lisa Peterson and now available for pre-order in a published edition. (more...)

Kennedy Center Hosts AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin tonight, February 18 to the 23rd, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Tonight, February 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Feb 13, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW tonight, February 13, 2014! (more...)

Rachel Mars Presents THE WAY YOU TELL THEM Comedy Show, Now thru May 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Rachel Mars has always relied on humour - in her latest solo performance, she searches beyond the gags. Turning the spotlight on the inner workings of comedy, The Way You Tell Them interrogates the desire and, sometimes uncontrollable, Compulsion to be funny. What are we scared of? Where does the responsibility lie when going for a laugh? (more...)

Dark Horse Theatre to Stage World Premiere of SUNDAY'S CHILD, 5/23-6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Dark Horse Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere of SUNDAY'S CHILD, a new play by Jennifer S. Jones, running May 23 - June 7, 2014. (more...)

Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Blood Brothers
by Brett Considine - Apr 2, 2014

Ensure that you book as soon as possible to see Manilla Street Productions offering of Blood Brothers at the Chapel Off Chapel. Produced by Karen Jemison and directed by Chris Parker, this portrayal of the tragic story of the Johnstone twins leaves you in little doubt that the price you had to pay to see the show was well and truly warranted. You do not want to be left lamenting, crying out 'tell me it's not so' as the sold out sign is posted and you have not got your ticket. (more...)

Yale Rep Stages World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) today, April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present LOST IN YONKERS, 5/2-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Devon de Mayo. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 2 - June 8, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, May 9, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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