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BWW Blog: Out of the Box's Audition Workshop Brings Out My Inner Performer
by Maggie Yates - Sep 8, 2014

Some people have the obsession to seek spotlight, the urgency to perform renditions of circumstances representative of the human experience. I do not feel that call, though I've stepped closer to understanding its appeal. (more...)

Fig Tree Books Debuts Imprint and Spring 2015 List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Fig Tree Books, a new publishing house focusing on literary fiction exploring the diverse American Jewish experience, announced its inaugural list for the spring 2015 season. (more...)

Conductor Fabio Luisi Guides Zurich Opera, Metropolitan Opera and More in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi continues to dominate the international stage in 2014-15. In his third season as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera, where the programming reflects ever more clearly his unique artistic vision, the preeminent Italian conductor leads new productions of Martinu's seldom-staged Juliette and Bellini's bel canto masterpiece I Capuleti e i Montecchi; revivals of Norma, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Die Frau ohne Schatten; and a trio of Viennese-themed programs with the Philharmonia Zurich. Embarking on his fourth season as Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, he looks forward to premiering important new stagings of Cavalleria rusticana, I Pagliacci, and The Merry Widow, as well as directing a star-studded revival of Macbeth. (more...)

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

Spencerville, Ind. (more...)

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...)

Alan Rickman In Controversial New Film DUST, Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Stage and screen crossover star Alan Rickman, most recently seen on Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR, headlines a new short film titled DUST and the controversial, fan-financed indie project has now been released. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

BWW TV: Chatting with Julia Stiles, James Wirt & More on Opening Night of PHOENIX!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 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 plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening on Thursday night and below you can check out what the company had to say after the curtain went down! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PHOENIX
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 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 plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Take First Bows in PHOENIX at Cherry Lane Theatre
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 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 plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 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 plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party, at The Leonora in New York City, below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Julia Stiles and James Wirt in Off-Broadway's PHOENIX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 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 plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Al Pacino Visits Julia Stiles, James Wirt & Company at Off-Broadway's PHOENIX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Oscar winner Al Pacino and THE NEWSROOM's David Harbour stopped by the Cherry Lane Theatre to see stars Julia Stiles and James Wirt following a performance of Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia. Check out a look back at their visit below! (more...)

PHOENIX with Julia Stiles and James Wirt Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The sold-out limited engagement of director Jennifer DeLia's fresh take on Scott Organ's play PHOENIX, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt, has been extended by popular demand for four additional performances. PHOENIX will play the additional performances Monday, August 25 at 8pm, Tuesday, August 26 at 8pm, Wednesday, August 27 at 8pm and Thursday, August 28 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Inside PHOENIX's Post-Show Talkback with Julia Stiles, James Wirt & Jennifer Delia
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 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 recently opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre(38 Commerce Street), where it plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23. Julia, James and Jennifer just took past in a special post-show talkback with IMPACT Theatre Group, and BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from inside the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Glenn Close Visits Julia Stiles at PHOENIX!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 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 recently opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street), where it plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23. Glenn Close just came to see Stiles, her co-star in the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gilly Hopkins, and you can check out a photo from backstage below. (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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