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Meet the Magrath sisters, Mississippiís most notorious trio Ė thereís Babe, a senatorís wife accused of shooting her husband; Meg, a nightclub singer just back from the sanatorium; and Lenny, the oldest sister and charter member of the Lonely Hearts Club of the South. Blending jubilation, mystery, and heartache, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a rollicking and touching journey through the heart of the south.


Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow for MTC's THE LITTLE FOXES with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Tickets for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, directed by Daniel Sullivan, are available to purchase exclusively to American Express Card Members tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1 at 10AM. (more...)

Deirdre Madigan, Stephen Schnetzer and Lynn Cohen to Lead Reading of SOCIAL SECURITY at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of "Social Security," a comedy by Andrew Bergman, one of Hollywood's top comedy screenwriters, on Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m.  (more...)

UMKC Theatre to Present 'DESIRE', Based on Stories by Tennessee Williams
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

UMKC Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Desire: An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Darren Sextro, Desire will preview Nov. 25 - Nov. 29, open Nov. 30 and run through Dec.10 at Studio 116, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, on the UMKC campus. (more...)

Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce), will open tomorrow, today October 25 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances began today, October 4. (more...)

Second Generation Theatre Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Second Generation Theatre kicks off its 5th season on November 4th with the well loved dark comedy, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. The touching story of the Magrath sisters runs from Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Lancaster Opera House. (more...)

Madcap Productions to Present Christopher Durang's Farce BEYOND THERAPY at Skokie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

MadKap Productions is pleased to present BEYOND THERAPY for 10 performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. Nov 4 - Nov 20, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sunday Nov 6 at 2:30 pm, other Sundays at 2:00 pm, with a matinee on Wednesday, November 9 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $34 general admission, $29 for seniors, and $24 for students and can be purchased online at SkokieTheatre.org or by calling 847-677-7761. Tickets for Beyond Therapy are included in a 3 show subscription package for $57 which includes upcoming productions of The Seven Year Itch and Equus. (more...)

Eastport South Manor High School to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley will open at Eastport South Manor High School on November 4th. (more...)

Sex Sells! Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE Extends at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony Award winner Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Carolyn Cantor (Fly By Night), will extend by one week at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE World Premiere Opens Tonight at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony Award winner Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Carolyn Cantor (Fly By Night), opens tonight, October 18, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens at Cal State Fullerton on November 4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory, is directed by Professor Mark Ramont and runs November 4-20, 2016 in the Young Theatre on campus. Adaptor Jon Jory was the longtime producing director of Actors Theatre of Louisville who helped form the Humana Festival of New American Plays that produced several notable plays such as "The Gin Games" by Donald L. Colburn, "Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley and "Dinner with Friends" by Donald Margulies. In 2000, Mr. Jory's successful career led him to be inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. (more...)

Redline Productions Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

After two successful years of operation at the intimate 63-seat Old Fitz Theatre, welcoming more than 32,000 people to 65 different shows, Red Line Productions have planned an even bigger season for 2017. Becoming known as a space which sees actors and creatives making brave and exciting choices and creating high-quality theatre, Red Line Productions has programmed ten main stage plays that will require more fearlessness and honesty from artists and audiences. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Broadway's HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed Broadway transfer of Heisenberg, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, officially opens tonight, October 13, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker, Opens Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring original cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, opens on Broadway tomorrow, today, October 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BREAKING: Stage Play Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Bow in 2017; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group and Hasbro Inc. today announced plans to bring the classic Hasbro game CLUE to the stage.  (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Second Generation Theatre Finds Permanent Home In Historic South Buffalo Shea's Seneca Building
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Schneider Development announced its plans to overhaul the currently vacant and underutilized Shea's Seneca property located at 2178 Seneca Street at the intersection of Cazenovia Street. (more...)

MTC Extends VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that both of Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed fall productions playing at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): Vietgone at Stage I and Sell/Buy/Date at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II are extending due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Madcap Productions to Present Christopher Durang's Farce BEYOND THERAPY at Skokie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

MadKap Productions is pleased to present BEYOND THERAPY for 10 performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. Nov 4 - Nov 20, 2016. Todays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sunday Nov 6 at 2:30 pm, other Sundays at 2:00 pm, with a matinee on Wednesday, November 9 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $34 general admission, $29 for seniors, and $24 for students and can be purchased online at SkokieTheatre.org or by calling 847-677-7761. Tickets for Beyond Therapy are included in a 3 show subscription package for $57 which includes upcoming productions of The Seven Year Itch and Equus. (more...)

Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). (more...)

Playwright Beth Henley Will Be Honored at 2017 William Inge Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Beth Henley will be honored with the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in American Theater Award at the 36th William Inge Theater Festival at Independence Community College, Kansas, April 19-22, 2017. (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Film and TV actress Morgan Fairchild needs no introduction. She has been working for the past 40+ years, always recognizable as the glamorous blonde vixen from such series as Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap Search For Tomorrow. Now about ready to start rehearsals for the Lythgoe Family's Christmas Panto, called A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse, bowing December 8, Fairchild took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the role she is playing and her career. Has she been happy or does she long to change her sexy image? (more...)

Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick and More to Appear at MTC's Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, next Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). The event just announced its celebrity lineup! (more...)

Broadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT, is producing its first winter production - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens at Cal State Fullerton on 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory, is directed by Professor Mark Ramont and runs November 4-20, 2016 in the Young Theatre on campus. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's 'Nibroc Trilogy'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast membersClarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Third Space Presents THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is Third Space's latest remix smash-up of theatrical form and style. When a new model, Karin, enters the home of famous fashion designer Petra von Kant, Petra's world-and career-rocket to manic heights. But in the midst of Petra's euphoria, her submissive assistant, Marlene, senses a threat. When Karin becomes a superstar, leaving everything behind, Marlene picks up the broken pieces. What Marlene does with those pieces will dictate the rest of her life. Featuring an all-female cast and directed by Benjamin Viertel, Third Space's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant delves into the tortured connections between desire and power in an industry driven by consumption. (more...)

DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL Adds Show at New York Theatre Festival's Winterfest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Due to popular demand, Tony Scialli's world premiere musical The Dragon Slayer will get and additional performance on Saturday, January 21 at 3:30pm as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival. (more...)

CRIMES OF THE HEART Opens January 13 at City Theatre Austin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

City Theatre Austin will present Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the dysfunctional Magrath family, as the company kicks off the 2017 theatre season. (more...)

Frisco Community Theatre Announces Name Change, Slates 2017 Season with EVITA and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Frisco Community Theatre (FCT) has been bringing Frisco live stage productions since 1985. The road has not always been an easy one as FCT lost their performance space and was almost broke in 2007. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY, WILLY WONKA and More Set for The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway pizazz, hometown nostalgia, pure imagination, and parenting at its funniest - audiences can expect all this and more during The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Season. (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

City Theatre Austin presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Even an imperfect family is family enough. This rings true in Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, spinning the zany story of a dysfunctional southern family, told with passion, loads of humor, and a heck of a lot of heart. Each Magrath sister is at a turning point in her life - back together in the scorching heat of Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Lenny, the eldest, never left their childhood home, and is without a romantic prospect in sight. Her sax playing little sister, Babe, faces jail time for shooting her abusive husband. And Meg, the middle sister, has returned home, leaving behind a fading attempt at a singing career and now facing so many memories that she cannot run from. (more...)

Theatre Classic CRIMES OF THE HEART Comes to The Gladstone
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Three Sisters Theatre Company, Ottawa's own indie theatre company dedicated to promoting local opportunities for women in theatre, opens its second show this season with Beth Henley's classic Crimes of the Heart, February 9 at The Gladstone Theatre. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with Beth Henley's brilliantly imaginative tale of relationships, Crimes of the Heart. Three hard-luck sisters reunite in their small, pitiless Mississippi hometown, each nursing her own grudge. In a hurricane of hilarity and hurt, Lenny is turning 30, Meg is fresh from rehab, and Babe is out on bail. The boundaries of sisterhood are put to the test as each sibling comes to terms with her dreams gone awry.  (more...)

Casting Announced For Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Bursary Winning New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

"I want to be rich. I was always fighting against it, like it was a dirty secret or something. And now I've got it, I can have whatever I want. I don't have to worry about anything. I don't have to care about anything. I don't even have to pretend I care." (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Starts Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, begins the final week of its sold-out, critically heralded run tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement will play its final performance at the Friedman on Sunday, December 11. (more...)

Kansas City Actors Theatre Mounts Regional Premiere of MY OLD LADY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Kansas City Actors Theatre will continue its Season Twelve on January 14th, 2017 with award-winning author Israel Horovitz's play My Old Lady, directed by Darren Sextro. (more...)


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Tony Scialli Presents DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Tony Scialli's musical The Dragon Slayer, directed by Andrea Andresakis with musical direction by Kenneth McQueen III, will get its world premiere as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival.  The show will get three initial performances between January 9 - 14, 2017 at the Hudson Guild Theatre (459 West 26 Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchase by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717927  (more...)

Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with Beth Henley's brilliantly imaginative tale of relationships, Crimes of the Heart. Three hard-luck sisters reunite in their small, pitiless Mississippi hometown, each nursing her own grudge. In a hurricane of hilarity and hurt, Lenny is turning 30, Meg is fresh from rehab, and Babe is out on bail. The boundaries of sisterhood are put to the test as each sibling comes to terms with her dreams gone awry. The New York Timessaid Crimes of the Heart "overflows with infectious high spirits." This Pulitzer Prize and NY Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli. Crimes of the Heart will have performances January 11 - February 5, 2017 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($31-$80) and information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

City Stage New West Presents SHAW SHORTS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

City Stage New West presents an evening of Shaw Shorts!, with How He Lied to Her Husband by George Bernard Shaw, and Love Letters to Mrs. Patrick Campbell, edited and arranged from historical correspondence between Shaw and Campbell by Renee Bucciarelli. (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

Tony Scialli's DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL Gets World Premiere This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Tony Scialli's musical The Dragon Slayer, directed by Andrea Andresakis with musical direction by Kenneth McQueen III, will get its world premiere as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival.  (more...)

TheatreWorks to Kick Off the New Year with CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with Beth Henley's brilliantly imaginative tale of relationships, Crimes of the Heart. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Star in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail. (more...)

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