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Square One Theatre to Launch Three-Week Mothers' Day Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Following the nationwide celebration of Mother's Day, Square One Theatre and its cast of Motherhood Out Loudlaunch a rousing three-week long celebration for mothers worldwide. Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein and directed by Tom Holehan, Motherhood Out Loud is described as both hilarious and heartbreaking while taking audiences on a rollercoaster ride of joys, sorrows and perplexities every family shares by having or being a mother. Motherhood Out Louddares to tell the audience what they weren't told in 'what to expect when you're expecting.' (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Stage THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY, 5/26-6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will continue its 2016 season with The Affections of May, running May 26th through June 4th on the mainstage in Flat Rock. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Stage THE MUSIC MAN, Begin. 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with Tony award-winning musical The Music Man, which will run from June 16th through July 9th at the Clyde & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will continue its 2016 season with The Affections of May, running May 26th through June 4th on the mainstage in Flat Rock. Norm Foster's most widely produced romantic comedy, The Affections of May is a heartwarming play which centers on May Henning, the owner of a bed and breakfast in a small resort town. When her husband leaves her, she amusingly and adorably finds herself quite the center of attention and entangled in a hilarious romantic triangle. (more...)

Frank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, with a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on April 14 to critical raves, has been extended through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 20 at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY and COST OF LIVING Added to MTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two additional productions as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2016-2017 season: The Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the New York Premiere of Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Jo Bonney, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield Artistic Director. Cost of Living will have its World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival on the Nikos Stage from June 29 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ed Harris & Amy Madigan at Spring Gala!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 8, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group just honored Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala last night, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). (more...)

NOLLYWOOD DREAMS and More Slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club just announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series, which kicks off next Monday, March 14. (more...)

The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala tonight, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). (more...)

The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala on Monday, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). Hosted by Mario Cantone, the event will feature performances by Jerry Dixon and Nat and Alex Wolff, and an appearance by playwright Beth Henley, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian. Music Director is Sinai Tabak. The evening, 6:00-10:00pm, includes cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Hanging Cow Productions to Stage New Play AN ARRANGEMENT OF EUPHORIC ILLUSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Hanging Cow Productions will present AN ARRANGEMENT OF EUPHORIC ILLUSIONS, a new play by Elise Maurine Milner, May 9th-15th, 2016 (Mon-Fri 8pm curtain and Sat/Sun 2p and 7pm) at The American Theatre for Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 4th Fl Sargent Theatre, NYC. (more...)

Strawdog Extends Final Show at Hugen Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company, Artistic Director Hank Boland and Hugen Hall Artistic Director Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the third production in their 2015 - 2016 Hugen Hall season, Elizabeth Lovelady's world premiere adaptation of Rudolph Mate'sfilm D.O.A., March 5 - April 5, directed by Elizabeth Lovelady at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street has extended through April 10. The performance schedule is Saturdays at 4 p.m., Sundays at 12 p.m., and Monday and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Additional performances are Saturday, April 9 at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 12 and 4 p.m. Single tickets are $15 and are currently on sale. Subscriptions, group, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866.811.4111. (more...)

Smash Hit DUSK RINGS A BELL Extends Through 3/27 at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

After a very successful opening, AQUILA MORONG STUDIO and CALLIOPE PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the extension of prolific award-winning playwright Stephen Belber's funny and poignant dramedy, DUSK RINGS A BELL, Directed by John Hindman.  This bittersweet drama will extend for two additional weeks at The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.  Now running through March 27th, 2016. Tickets: www.plays411.com/dusk (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club Will Present Penelope Skinner's LINDA in February
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the 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...)

Breaking News: Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Will Return to Broadway in THE LITTLE FOXES; Daniel Sullivan Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will star in Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/29/2016 - EUGENIUS! in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 29, 2016

Today's big news: Warwick Davis and more lead EUGENIUS! in London tonight, and Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR hits the recording studio! (more...)

Lucinda Riley's Book Series THE SEVEN SISTERS Heads to Television
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Raffaella de Laurentiis announced today that she has optioned international bestselling author Lucinda Riley's THE SEVEN SISTERS book series to be adapted for television. (more...)

FTC Opens Enrollment for Camp Freddyburg
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is pleased to announce open enrollment for their summer youth program, Camp Freddyburg 2016. The camp runs July 5-31, with a two-day orientation session on June 28 and 29. The camp schedule and application can be found on FTC's Facebook page and website, www.fredericksburgtheater.org. Enrollment is limited and scholarships are available if needed. Along with Ms. Goff several other theater, music and dance instructors will teach classes. The deadline for early registration is June 27th. (more...)

Frank Langella to Miss Final Performance of THE FATHER; Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Frank Langella is ill and will be out for today's 2pm final performance.  The performance will take place as scheduled with Mr. Langella's understudy, Anthony Newfield.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at at Flat Rock Playhouse's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with Tony award-winning musical The Music Man, which will run from June 16th through July 9th at the Clyde & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock. (more...)

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Natasha Katz Wins 2016 Tony for Best Lighting Design Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Natasha Katz has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. (more...)

Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, a new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

STALE MAGNOLIAS: THE MUSICAL to Play Oasis This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Imagine a sequel to 'Steel Magnolias,' a lost season of 'Designing Women,' and a second helping of 'Fried Green Tomatoes' all rolled into one! Steel Magnolias is every 80's 'Southern lady's comedy' and now it's set to music! Book and lyrics by Sean Owens, music by Don Seaver. Directed by Cora Values. (more...)

NextStop Theatre Company to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART, 2/25-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

NextStop Theatre Company's third professional season continues in February 2016 with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern Gothic tragicomedy, Crimes of the Heart. NextStop's production will open February 25 and run through March 20, 2016. (more...)

Kathryn Erbe & More Join Frank Langella in MTC's THE FATHER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) atMTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Theatrical CRIMES OF THE HEART-less at Village Theatre
by Jay Irwin - Jan 23, 2016

In Beth Henley's play "Crimes of the Heart", currently playing at Village Theatre, the character of Meg says, "To talk about our lives. It's an important human need." Well an important theatrical need is for the characters in a play to listen to each other and not just wait for their next bit but there was very little listening going on in the show I saw last night and that was just one of the issues that sapped the heart right out the show making this Pulitzer Prize winning play feel more a sitcom. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Sets Ten-Minute Play Lineup for 40th Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce the three ten-minute plays chosen to be performed during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays. (more...)

Stephen Belber's DUSK RINGS A BELL Opens This Month at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

AQUILA MORONG STUDIO and CALLIOPE PRODUCTIONS announce the opening of prolific award-winning playwright Stephen Belber's funny and poignant dramedy, DUSK RINGS A BELL, Directed by John Hindman.  This bittersweet drama opens at The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.  Tickets: www.plays411.com/dusk (more...)

Kathleen Turner to Open Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2016 Theatre Masters Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-nominee and film actress Kathleen Turner kicks off Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2016 Theatre Masters series on February 29 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  (more...)

Ice-T & Coco to Host Oxygen's KILLER LOVE STORIES Marathon
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

 Oxygen Media explores Crimes of the Heart this Valentine's Day with the “Killer Love Stories” marathon, hosted by Ice-T and Coco, featuring binge-worthy fan-favorite episodes of “Killer Couples,” airingSunday, February 14 beginning at 5pm ET/PT. Throughout the night, killer couple and super-fans of the series, Ice-T and Coco will introduce each episode with their reactions to some of the most memorable “Killer Couples” moments proving Ice-T doesn't only play a criminal detective on the big screen but that he and his wife Coco are avid watchers of the true crime genre as well. (more...)

PTC to Stage AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley, February 19 - March 5, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART Is Heart-Stopping in Bursts at NEXTSTOP Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Feb 29, 2016

NEXTSTOP Theatre's production of Crimes of the Heart provides a few bursts of heart-stopping drama with minimal laughs and leaves the 1970's aesthetic at the door. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CRIMES OF THE HEART at NextStop Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

'Crimes of the Heart,' by Beth Henley, plays Thursdays through Sundays through March 20, 2016 at NextStop Theatre Company, in Herndon, Virginia. (more...)

Garden Theatre to Stage Central Florida Regional Premiere of THE WHALE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Garden Theatre is proud to present Beth Marshall Presents' production of The Whale showing March 18 - April 3, 2016. The Whale, a Central Florida regional premiere, is sponsored by Insight Credit Union. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 14, 2016
by - Feb 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the line-up for the company's 47th season. (more...)

Theatre Director Jane Stanton Passes Away at 96
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Jane Strahan Stanton, an accomplished theatrical director and children's theatre pioneer who brought the joy of live productions to many during a 65-year career, died at age 96 on December 31, 2015. In recent years she was living with her family in Mendocino, California. (more...)

Two River Theater to Present LIVES OF REASON; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of Lives of Reason, a world premiere written by Robert Rechnitz and Kenneth Stunkel, directed by Jonathan Fox. Performances will begin in Two River's Marion Huber Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, January 9 and continue through Sunday, February 7. The opening night performance is Friday, January 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsors are Monmouth University and Saker ShopRites. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/2015 - NOISES OFF, BRIGHT STAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NOISES OFF begins previews and BRIGHT STAR opens at the Kennedy Center! (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the St. Louis Actors' Studio?with the NYC premiere of their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lexi Wolfe, Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell, G.D. Kimble, JJ Strong, and John Doble. Directed by Milton Zoth and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Wednesday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.  Press opening is Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 13 at the Hudson Backstage in Hollywood, with low-priced previews beginning May 6. (more...)

Square One Theatre Presents MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD in Honor of Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, a Joyous, Moving, Hilarious and Thrilling Theatrical Event, Concludes SQUARE ONE THEATRE's 26th Anniversary Season at its NEW Performance Space…Stratford Academy   Who says Mothers should only be acknowledged one-day-a-year? Just four days after Mother's Day (May 8, 2016), Square One Theatre concludes its 26th Anniversary Season with a rousing three-week celebration of Motherhood Out Loud conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein and directed by Tom Holehan. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Motherhood Out Loud takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of joys, sorrows and perplexities every family shares by having or being a mother. Motherhood Out Loud dares to tell the audience what they weren't told in "what to expect when you're expecting." (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Carrollwood Players to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Carrollwood Players will present Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley from April 8 - April 30, 2016. (more...)

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