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Denise Simone to Step Down at Company of Fools
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

After 25 years helping to lead Company of Fools, founding member and Core Company Artist Denise Simone will step down from her full-time staff position on October 31, 2016. Simone is leaving to refocus her professional life away from day-to-day management in favor of more artistically focused projects. (more...)

Maria Dizzia Steps Into Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

As previously announced, Maria Dizzia assumes the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, today, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

RIPPER STREET Co-Stars Adam Rothenberg and Lydia Wilson Cast in Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

???????Following the critically acclaimed smash hit productions of 'The Dazzle', 'Bug' and 'Unfaithful', Emily Dobbs Productions is excited to present Fool for Love, the thrilling final show at Found111, "London's most fashionable pop-up theatre" - Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard. (more...)

AMERICAN BUFFALO, WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST and More Set for Keegan Theatre's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Keegan Theatre announces its 2016-2017, 20th anniversary season. (more...)

T. Schreiber Theatre to Present New York Revival of THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) celebrates its 48th Anniversary with the first play of their 2016-17 Season, The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The production is the first New York revival of the play since the Broadway run in 2011. (more...)

Nashville Rep Announces Durang as Ingram New Works Fellow for 2016-17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2016

Playwright Christopher Durang has been named Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow for the 2016-17 season of Nashville Repertory Theatre's Ingram New Works Project, it was announced today. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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Christopher Durang Will Be Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow at Nashville Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre has announced Christopher Durang will join the Ingram New Works Project as the Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Michael E. Burke (MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2018) in the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre at The Theatre School building, located at Racine and Fullerton in Lincoln Park. The production premieres on Friday, October 21, and runs through Sunday, October 30, 2016. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM.  Post-show discussions will occur on October 23 (2 PM) and 27 (7:30 PM). (more...)

T. Schreiber Theatre Presents New York Revival of THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) celebrates its 48th Anniversary with the first play of their 2016-17 Season, The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The production is the first New York revival of the play since the Broadway run in 2011. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: In Rehearsal with Found111's FOOL FOR LOVE, Featuring RIPPER STREET Co-Stars
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed smash hit productions of 'The Dazzle', 'Bug' and 'Unfaithful', Emily Dobbs Productions is excited to present Fool for Love, the thrilling final show at Found111, 'London's most fashionable pop-up theatre' - Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard. (more...)

Company of Fools Salutes Departing Key Company Member
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

It's with mixed emotions that on Monday, October 31, The Center and Company of Fools witnessed Denise Simone's last official starring role as Core Company Artist of Company of Fools (but it will certainly not be her last time on the Liberty stage). After 25 years helping to lead Company of Fools, founding member Denise Simone has stepped down from her full-time staff position. Simone is leaving to refocus her professional life away from day-to-day management in favor of more artistically focused projects. (more...)

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Extends at T. Schreiber Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) has announced the extension of their critically acclaimed production, The Motherf**ker with the Hat written by Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (more...)

Photo Flash: Old Red Lion Theatre presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed run at Theatre N16 last year, it is today announced that Gareth O'Connor will reprise the titular role of Danny in John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and will be joined by Megan Lloyd-Jones in the role of Roberta. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director of Theatre N16, Courtney Larkin, the production will open at the Old Red Lion Theatre on 6 June and run until 24 June. (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Powerful Women Struggle with Sisterhood in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Panic! Productions presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

            Panic! Productions closes its 2016-2017 season with a fresh take on the crowd-pleasing musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," June 2 through 18, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. The Alan Menken-Harold Ashman ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid") musical will be directed by J. Bailey Burcham, with choreography by Tyler Matthew Burk, and musical direction by Josh Bednarsky.             (more...)

Panic! Productions present Two Works by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Panic! Productions, in association with Theatre 68, present John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and the world premiere of Shanley's new one-act play, POISON, opening March 9th – April 2nd at Theatre 68, located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA., 91601. Tickets for both shows on sale at:  www.plays411.com/danny  (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More! (more...)

spit&vigor to Stage Workshop Production of NEC SPE / NEC METU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

spit&vigor has announced the workshop performance of NEC SPE / NEC METU, written by Sara Fellini (winner - 2014 Planet Connnections Award for Outstanding New Script, nominated - 2015 NYIT Award for Outstanding Full Length Script) and directed by Pat Diamond (Yale School of Drama, Manhattan School of Music). (more...)

BWW Review: You Will Want to Take a Shower After Seeing DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Theatre 68
by George Brietigam - Mar 27, 2017

Anyone who is a fan of creepy stuff will love this show. (more...)

Carl Weathers to Direct Tanna Frederick in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, will open July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.  (more...)

Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Ronnie Marmo to Star AND Joe Mantegna will Direct the show I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with the Lenny Bruce Foundation, are thrilled to present 'I AM NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE' - Directed by Joe Mantegna, the World Premiere show stars Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce, and is set to open at Theatre 68 on June 23, 2017. Previews will be June 16 - 18, 2017. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present THE ELEPHANT PEN, 7/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY - Circus goers typically marvel at the power and restrained grace of an elephant in the ring, taking on delicate poses unusual for such gigantic creatures. But the process by which that power is tamed can serve as a metaphor for the human condition. (more...)

Stone's Throw Productions Presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Battered, bruised, and desperate for connection, Danny and Roberta collide in a grimy bar in the Bronx. As they battle their pasts and each other, they must decide if they dare to lower their defenses and risk truly being seen. From the playwright of Doubt and Outside Mullingar, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is a violent, funny, and intimate portrait of two broken people fumbling toward hope. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents THE ELEPHANT PEN, Now thru 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY - Circus goers typically marvel at the power and restrained grace of an elephant in the ring, taking on delicate poses unusual for such gigantic creatures. But the process by which that power is tamed can serve as a metaphor for the human condition. (more...)

Quincy Dunn-Baker, Arica Himmel, Annie Parisse & More Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, who collaborated on Second Stage Uptown's hit comedy Bachelorette. (more...)

Panic! Productions Announce Two Winning Directors for John Patrick Shanley Plays at Theatre 68
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Panic! Productions, in association with Theatre 68, present two productions from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and the world premiere of Shanley's one-act play, POISON. (more...)

Panic! Productions present Two Works by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Panic! Productions, in association with Theatre 68, present John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and the world premiere of Shanley's new one-act play, POISON, opening March 9th – April 2nd at Theatre 68, located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA., 91601. Tickets for both shows on sale at:  www.plays411.com/danny  (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GRAND THEFT MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Grand Theft Musical, a world premiere musical based on Robert Sickinger's 1994 musical Platinum Taps, with music composed by John Taylor Thomas.  (more...)

Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on Tuesday, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's THE LAYOVER
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director,Casey Reitz, Executive Director) presents the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage's THE LAYOVER Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director,Casey Reitz, Executive Director) presents the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Israeli Stage Announces Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre, is proud to announce Season 7! The season will feature two plays presented as Staged Reading in Fall 2016, Olivier Award Nominee Joshua Sobol: In Residence at Israeli Stage in March/April of 2017 and Israeli Stage's Third Full Theatrical Production, Days of Atonement by former Playwright-in-Residence Hanna Azoulay-Hasfari. Dialogue Reflections led by local thinkers, authors and artist will follow all performances. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out The Steamy New Trailer For Second Stage's THE LAYOVER
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

Second Stage Theatre presents the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Presents First London Revival in 10 years for DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt. (more...)

Cuba Represented at This Year's Hollywood Fringe!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

YOLO! Productions is proud to be bringing a revival of 'Til Sunday to the Eighth Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. Starring the show's writer, Nairoby Otero and directed by Michael D'Angora, 'Til Sunday will begin performances at The LGBT Center the first week of June. (more...)

Panic! Productions Announce J.Bailey Burcham to Direct LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

J. Bailey Burcham, hot off his searing, critically-acclaimed lead performance in Panic! Productions' mounting of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at Theatre 68, has signed on as director of Panic!'s next show, Little Shop of Horrors. Burcham will put his stamp on the Menken-Ashman musical favorite by updating the action to Los Angeles' Skid Row in the 1990s. Helping Burcham bring this fresh concept to life are choreographer Tyler Matthew Burk, music director Josh Bednarsky, set designer Rei Yamamoto, lighting designer Shara Abvabi, and costume designer Barbara Mazeika. (more...)

NYC and Austin Theatre Companies Join Forces to Present BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

AZTEC ECONOMY in association with THEATRE SYNESTHESIA is pleased to announce the Austin premiere of BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME by Casey Wimpee, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. (more...)

Musical Comedy GIOVANNI THE FEARLESS Comes to Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Giovanni The Fearless, a new commedia dell'arte folk opera ideal for all audiences, including grandparents, parents and their kids. (more...)

Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast! (more...)

SPIKE HEELS Written by Theresa Rebeck Begins 5/11 at the Beckman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Theresa Rebeck's comedy Spike Heels will open to a limited engagement on May 11th in the Beckmann Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th St, New York City. (more...)

Pacific Theatre presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

 Pacific Theatre presents Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, a quirky story of love and some kind of happiness. Playing May 19-June 10 8pm Wednesdays-Saturdays with 2pmmatinees all Saturdays and Sunday, May 28 and June 4 at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. Pay-what-you-can preview May 18 at 8pm. For tickets ($23.95-34.95, taxes and fees not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Michael Harney Returns to His Theater Roots for THE AWFUL GRACE OF GOD in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Michael Harney, star of the three-time SAG Award-winning Netflix hit drama series Orange Is The New Black as Inmate Counselor Sam Healy, returns to his theater roots as playwright of the evening of highly anticipated one-act plays right here in Los Angeles. (more...)

POISON and DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Extend at Theatre 68
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

Due to popular demand & rave reviews PANIC! PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE the extension of Shanley's Twofer production through Saturday, April 15th, 2017 of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea along with the premiere short of POISON. (more...)

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