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The 5 & Dime and Delegal Law Office to Present NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Chicago, May 21,1924. Nathan Leopold Jr., age 18, and Richard Loeb, age 19, killed 14 year old Bobby Franks and we're quickly apprehended when Leopold's glasses were found near the corpse. Clarence Darrow defended them, pleading eloquently against capital punishment. Why would wealthy young men murder an innocent boy? What demons lurked behind Loeb's flashing good looks? Behind Leopold's saturnine intellect? This exquisite Off Broadway hit explores the complex relationship between these two who longed to create a private world of fevered intellect and romantic passion. The author suggests that, given twists of fate and character, Leopold or Loeb could be anyone who has loved too much, had a broken heart, wanted to prove everlasting devotion, or looked at a loved one and thought ' I'd die for you... I'd kill for you.' This is a love story set to themes of Crime and Punishment,  the press, the times, humanism,  Nietzsche philosophy and the end of the jazz age. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: The Bootleg Theater Presents THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the world premiere of THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Bootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews today, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Kean Theatre Conservatory Opens 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Kean Theatre Conservatory will open its 2016-2017 season this week with Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (October 14 - 22, Zella Fry Theatre). An Olivier nominee for Best New Play, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train premiered Off-Broadway at Labyrinth Theater Company in 2000 under the direction of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Praised by The New York Times as a "probing, intense portrait of lives behind bars," Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train chronicles the story of Angel Cruz, who has recently been moved into maximum security at Rikers Island. While in protective custody he meets Lucius Jenkins, a sociopathic serial killer awaiting extradition to the state of Florida for execution. Linked by fate and facing an unpredictable outcome, Angel and Lucius tangle over questions of innocence and guilt, Crime and Punishment, and individual moral accountability. (more...)

Celebrate Christmas at the Citz this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

A magical adventure filled with wonder and surprise, Dominic Hill directs writer Stuart Paterson's circus-inspired adaptation of classic fairytale Hansel & Gretel at the Citizens Theatre this Christmas from 6 December - 7 January. (more...)

Midtown Direct Rep to Stage Reading of WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION, written by Eugenie Carabatsos and directed by Christina Roussos. (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

Writers Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of The Hunter and The Bear, written by PigPen Theatre Co. and directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. The production runs December 7, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Nathan Darrow, Diane Davis, and Elizabeth Ward Land Join the Staged Reading of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION, written by Eugenie Carabatsos and directed by Christina Roussos. (more...)

THE ODYSSEY Comes to London this Summer as a Free 3-Part Open-Air Theatre Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

In a stunning setting on the banks of the River Thames, in The Scoop sunken ampitheatre, London's Free Open Air Theatre Season promises to excite audiences for its 14th year by returning to its critically acclaimed classical roots with a reimagining of one of the world's great epics - Homer's Greek epic, The Odyssey. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

Dylan Brody's DRIVING HOLLYWOOD Comes to Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Blue Panther Productions presents award winning humorist Dylan Brody in his new solo show Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood coming to London's Canal Cafe Theatre June 9 thru 17. Nancy Carlin directs. The show's international tour which debuted at Chicago's Apollo Theater at the beginning of May will continue at Barcelona's Teatro Tinta Roja thru May 27 and move to New York in July at The PIT Underground following the London run. (more...)

Mosaic Announces Full 2017 VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the culmination of its expansive and hugely successful second season with the 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. This year's festival is of particular resonance in this 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation, and focuses on two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Limited-Run Remount of EMILE...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

WAM Theatre's eighth season continues with the limited run remount of the company's very successful 2013 production of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, featuring the entire original cast. The production will run from March 30-April 9, 2017, and be presented at Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox.   (more...)

Print Room Reveals More Details on Karen Blixen Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Print Room at the Coronet has today announced further details for Out of Blixen and Babette's Feast, two productions that will run consecutively, putting a spotlight on the fascinating life and writing of Karen Blixen. (more...)

Previews Start Thursday for WAM Theatre's EMILE...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

WAM Theatre's eighth season continues with the limited run remount of the company's very successful 2013 production of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, featuring the entire original cast. The production will run from March 30-April 9, 2017, and be presented at Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

DYLAN BRODY'S DRIVING HOLLYWOOD to Launch Tour at Chicago's Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Blue Panther Productions presents award winning humorist Dylan Brody in his new solo show 'Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood' starting at Chicago's Apollo Theater May 3 running thru May 20. Nancy Carlin directs. (more...)

The Citizens Theatre Returns to Edinburgh International Festival with ORESTEIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Citizens Theatre returns to the Edinburgh International Festival with Oresteia: This Restless House, a powerful reimagining of Aeschylus' The Oresteia by Zinnie Harris, directed by Dominic Hill. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

DYLAN BRODY'S DRIVING HOLLYWOOD Comes to New York Next Month at The PIT Underground
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Blue Panther Productions presents award winning humorist Dylan Brody in his solo show 'Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood' starting at The PIT Underground on July 6th running thru July 22nd. Nancy Carlin directs. (more...)

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio to Stage Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita at West End Theater in NYC!!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio (TRATS) continues its 2017 season with The Master and Margarita, Or, The Devil Comes to Moscow, a play based on Mikhail Bulgakov's cult masterpiece The Master and Margarita, adapted by Jean-Claude Van Itallie from a translation by Sergei Kobiakoff. Staged by renowned Russian director Aleksey Burago, this limited engagement will take place August 18th to September 9th at the West End Theater, located at the Upper West Side in Manhattan. (more...)

Son of Semele Slates 2017 Solo Creation Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Award-winning Son of Semele announces the 2017 Solo Creation Festival, running July 13-30. The annual festival provides an opportunity for bold, diverse solo artists to present works of all kinds - including monologue and movement- or design-focused pieces. (more...)

BRAT Productions to present New Work at SoLow Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

SoLow Festival is an annual event for solo performance held in Philadelphia, PA with the mission of inspiring individuals to make and produce art that would otherwise never be created. During the final weekend of the festival (June 22 - 25), two brand new works produced by BRAT Productions will be presented at Da Vinci Art Alliance (704 Catharine St.) - Jess Conda's Cinematic Human and James Haro's Post-April. All performances are Pay What You Can with suggested donations of $10/per show. Please visit solowfest.com for more details, showtimes, and to see the full SoLow Fest line up! (more...)

THE PLEDGE at Brelby is Everything a Show Should Be
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

This is James Beneze's third time on stage with Brelby Theatre Co. He was previously seen as the Rat King in Quest for Claus: the Musical and can be seen in the Shakespeare in the Garden event held at the Japanese Friendship Gardens. (more...)

Cast Announced for ORESTEIA: THIS RESTLESS HOUSE at Citizens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

A cast of familiar faces return to the stage in an Edinburgh International Festival revival of the 2016 critically acclaimed Oresteia: This Restless House which will also play at the Citizens Theatre this autumn. (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for Alan Ayckbourn's New Play THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Old Vic today gives a sneak preview of what's to come in 2018 at The Old Vic during its bicentenary. The Divide, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn, will open at The Old Vic on 3 February 2018 with previews from 30 January 2018, following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival this summer. (more...)

Showtime Sports Announces Original Documentary PRISON FIGHTERS: 5 Rounds To Freedom
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

SHOWTIME Sports® announced a powerful new documentary, PRISON FIGHTERS: 5 Rounds To Freedom, which examines a controversial practice in Thailand's criminal justice system whereby inmates can earn their freedom by winning a series of Muay Thai fights. (more...)

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio to Present First Annual New York Chekhov Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

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Renowned Russian Director Aleksey Burago Stages THREE SISTERS For First Annual New York Chekhov Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio (TRATS) kicks off its 2017/18 season with one of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century: Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. (more...)

Legendary Russian Actor Ernst Zorin to Star in SWAN SONG at New York Chekhov Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Back by popular demand, renowned Russian stage director Aleksey Burago and The Russian Arts Theater and Studio present Anton Chekhov's Swan Song. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents $9.00 at 9:00 pm Performance of BECOMING DR. RUTH 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Mark St. Germain's solo play about celebrity sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer received it's World Premiere at Barrington Stage Company in June 2012. The production was met with much success and went out to play at TheatreWorks Hartford before moving to New York. In October of 2013, Becoming Dr. Ruth received its Off-Broadway premiere at the Westside Theatre. Actress Debra Jo Rupp, who originated the role Off-Broadway, received both Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations for her portrayal of Dr. Ruth. (more...)

BWW Review: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT at Savage Rose Classical Theatre - The Folly of the Extraordinary
by Keith Waits - Jan 31, 2017

The Folly of the Extraordinary (more...)

First Annual New York Chekhov Festival To Open In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Coming this spring, The Russian Arts Theater and Studio will kick off its 2017-2018 season with a tribute to the life and plays of Anton Chekhov in its first annual New York Chekhov Festival. (more...)

Writers Theatre Adds One Week Extension to the World Premiere of THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces an additional week of performances of the World Premiere of The Hunter and The Bear, written by PigPen Theatre Co. and directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. The production now runs through January 29, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Arrows & Traps' CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Adaptation to Play Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Arrows & Traps Theatre returns to the Jack Studio with an award-winning adaptation of Dostoyevsky's literary masterpiece Crime & Punishment by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Rediscovers Arthur Miller's INCIDENT AT VICHY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

'Jews are not a race, you know. They can look like anybody." (more...)

NJT Stages 1924's 'Crime of the Century' NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

As the New Jewish Theatre continues its 20th Season with John Logan's Never the Sinner fromMarch 16 - April 2, we bring to the stage a uniquely chilling love story between two brilliant and privileged young men as they are tried for what became known in 1924 as the "crime of the century."  This exquisite Off Broadway hit explores the complex relationship between these two who longed to create a private world of fevered intellect and romantic passion. (more...)

BWW Review: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, Jack Studio Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 16, 2017

Intense and focused, this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's celebrated novel ratchets up the tension without losing the material's intellectual heft. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre By The Lake and English Touring Theatre's World Premiere of WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theatre by the Lake today announces full cast for the world premiere of Nicholas Pierpan's play William Wordsworth.  Michael Oakley directs Daniel Abelson (Coleridge), Amiera Darwish (Sara), Richard Evans (Atkinson/Elderly Man), Joseph Mydell (George Beaumont), Emma Pallant (Dorothy), Paul Ryan (Peter Garner/Lonsdale's Secretary), John Sackville (Wordsworth), Rosalind Steele (Mrs Coleridge) and Terence Wilton (Lord Lonsdale/Beggar Man). (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

Writers Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of The Hunter and The Bear, written by PigPen Theatre Co. and directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. The production runs December 7, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Arrows & Traps' CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Adaptation to Play Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Arrows & Traps Theatre returns to the Jack Studio with an award-winning adaptation of Dostoyevsky's literary masterpiece Crime & Punishment by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus. (more...)

Rosie Kay Dance Company's New Work 'MK ULTRA' Teams Up with Lady Gaga Designer Gary Card and Tours in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Rosie Kay Dance Company, headed by artistic director and choreographer Rosie Kay and winner of Best Independent Company at the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards in 2015, will tour its new work MK ULTRA from 17 March to 18 May 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE and GARDEN at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's duo of comedies, House and Garden, two major productions at the heart of the theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

New York City to Celebrate Russian Literature at Citywide Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

At a time of heightening tensions between the United States and Russia, a weeklong literary festival will seek to increase understanding across cultures with a citywide series of panels, screenings, and in-person conversations featuring some of Russia's most acclaimed new authors, famed translators of Russian fiction, and several of the world's leading Russian literature scholars and literary critics. (more...)

200+ Free Literature Study Guides Now Available on Course Hero
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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THE NNPN Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY Rolls Through Iowa City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the initial success of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Relativity by Mark St. Germain as Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA,) presents its RWP production through April 30. (more...)

THE GAMBLER Takes Audiences on a Whirlwind Roulette Wheel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Villanova Theatre proudly presents a workshop production of The Gambler, written by Villanova University's Charles A. Heimbold Chair in Irish Studies and renowned playwright Owen McCafferty and directed by Philadelphia favorite David Bradley. In this provocative new piece, McCafferty brilliantly transforms Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novella for the stage. Audiences will be transported by a whirlwind of love, gambling, and politics as our narrator spins the roulette wheel, inviting audiences to 'take a chance' on the unexpected. The Gambler is on stage April 26-30, 2017.  (more...)

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