Dearly Departed

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HOMEGOINGS Screening, Concert and Talkback Set for The Ware Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

HOMEGOINGS is a 58-minute film that takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history, music and celebration. The award-winning film was produced and directed by Christine Turner, who will be on hand opening night to talk about the film and its impact on her. Also performing a mini-concert that night will be the film's composer, musician Daniel Roumain. (more...)

HOMEGOINGS Screening, Concert and Talkback Set for The Ware Center, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

HOMEGOINGS is a 58-minute film that takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history, music and celebration. The award-winning film was produced and directed by Christine Turner, who will be on hand opening night to talk about the film and its impact on her. Also performing a mini-concert that night will be the film's composer, musician Daniel Roumain. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jobsite Theater's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Sep 15, 2014

Jobsite's first play of the season is a winner; if this is any indication of the shows to come, it's going to be quite an exciting year of theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lois Smith and More in CTG's MARJORIE PRIME World Premiere in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play continues through October 19, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' will open September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews tonight, September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

BWW:UK: Reviewer Kevin Sherwin's Autumn Theatre Preview
by Kevin Sherwin - Sep 10, 2013

The London theatre scene has got plenty to shout about this Autumn, with plenty of interesting stuff on the way. Kevin Sherwin has a look at what we've got to look forward to. (more...)

Circle Theatre Opens DEARLY DEPARTED, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Dearly Departed by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones will play Circle Theatre in Oak Park, directed by Kevin Wiczer. In the tradition of Circle's mega-hit Escanaba in da Moonlight, Circle invites you to meet the Turpin family as they come together to plan a funeral with hilarious results in Dearly Departed, with previews Sept 15 & 18 at 8 p.m. and opening night set for Sept 19 at 8 p.m., running through October 28, 2012. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Present DEARLY DEPARTED, 9/19-10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

In the tradition of Circle's mega-hit Escanaba in da Moonlight, Circle invites you to meet the Turpin family as they come together to plan a funeral with hilarious results in Dearly Departed by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, directed by Kevin Wiczer. (more...)

E!'s 'SECRET SOCIETIES', HOLLYWOOD DEATH TRIP Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Premiering tonight, October 24, don't miss the new E! specials 'Secret Societies of Hollywood' from 8:00pm-10:00pm ET/PT followed by a wild ride on the 'Hollywood Death Trip' at 10:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

E!'s 'SECRET SOCIETIES', HOLLYWOOD DEATH TRIP to Premiere 10/24
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Premiering Thursday, October 24, don't miss the new E! specials 'Secret Societies of Hollywood' from 8:00pm-10:00pm ET/PT followed by a wild ride on the 'Hollywood Death Trip' at 10:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

PIAZZA, REEFER MADNESS, SUNDAY and ICEMAN: 81 Shows in All Nominated for the 2012 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards!
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 6, 2012

Today, BroadwayWorld.com is proud to announce the slate of nominees for the third annual BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, the only fan-voted theater awards in the Chicagoland area! Expanded to thirty categories this year, the BCAs (or "Broadies") honor Chicago's theater productions and artists in both Equity and Non-Equity categories, including plays, musicals, revues, Theater for Young Audiences, touring shows and special theatrical events. Productions which opened between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012 were eligible for nomination. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards are the oldest and most popular of the several dozen regional BroadwayWorld Award competitions now being held in the U.S. And you can join the fun by voting for your favorites, and encouraging your friends to vote as the vote totals pile up! (more...)

Possum Point Players to Present CHRISTMAS BELLES, Begin. 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The Possum Point Players and director Charlie Meyer of Lewes are busy readying their upcoming holiday show, Christmas Belles, written by prolific playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Denver Actress and Filmmaker Katharyn Grant and her new film, THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU, currently featured at the STARZ Denver Film Festival!
by Michael Mulhern - Nov 11, 2013

We speak with the talented actress and filmmaker, Katharyn Grant on her love of Denver local theater, and her creative process behind her new film, THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU that is featured at the STARZ Denver Film Festival. (more...)

Dearly Departed Tours to Host THE NASTY NELLIE OLESON TOUR OF HOLLYWOOD!, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The Bitch is now on wheels on May 11 for a 'Mother's Day Tour.' Alison says 'Come join us and bring your mom --- Unless she is like my TV mom, Mrs. Oleson.' (more...)

St. Petersburg City Theatre to Stage THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, 4/19-5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2013

The Dixie Swim Club by Hope Wooten Jones will open April 19 and run through May 5 at City Theatre. Join the Dixie Swim Club and take part in a big, warm southern style party on the beach. The show follows five college girlfriends over 33 years as they reconnect each summer at a beach house in North Carolina. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre by the Sea's NUNSENSE, Directed by Dan Goggin
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Theatre By the Sea's production of NUNSENSE runs now thru June 16, 2013. NUNSENSE is directed at Theatre by the Sea by the original writer, Dan Goggin. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the sisters in action below! (more...)

World Premiere of Hunter Bell & Lee Overtree's FOUND, GHOST STORIES Revival and More Set for Atlantic Theater Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2014 - 2015 season productions, featuring world premiere productions from Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree, Halley Feiffer, Rajiv Joseph andDoug Wright, an American premiere from Moira Buffini and a revival from Atlantic's founder David Mamet. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Stages BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK by Lynn Nottage, tonight, March 29 - April 27, 2013. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston to Stage BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, 3/29-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK by Lynn Nottage, March 29 - April 27, 2013. (more...)

THE WHALE, Pacific Playwrights Festival, THE FANTASTICKS and More Set for South Coast Rep, March-June 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

South Coast Repertory has announced its upcoming events and productions, March-June 2013. Details below! (more...)

St. Petersburg City Theatre to Stage THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, 4/19-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

The Dixie Swim Club by Hope Wooten Jones will open April 19 and run through May 5 at City Theatre. Join the Dixie Swim Club and take part in a big, warm southern style party on the beach. The show follows five college girlfriends over 33 years as they reconnect each summer at a beach house in North Carolina. (more...)

THE WHALE, Pacific Playwrights Festival, THE FANTASTICKS and More Set for South Coast Rep, March-June 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2013

South Coast Repertory has announced its upcoming events and productions, March-June 2013. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eastbound Theatre Presents TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY'
by Cindy Cardozo - Jun 17, 2014

A picturesque shoreline home becomes the setting in which a combination of good intentions, bad timing, and emotional instability provide all the fixings for an awkward and potentially volatile weekend. (more...)

Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Present THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining will feel like the beaches of North Carolina this August as it opens The Dixie Swim Club, a heartwarming comedy about the power of friendship by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten. The play focuses on five Southern women who met on their college swim team and for 30 years have set aside a long weekend every August to meet up at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to recharge their relationships. Free from their husbands, children, and jobs, the ladies catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical (more...)

DEARLY DEPARTED Opens 1/11 at Playhouse Merced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

"Dearly Departed," a two act comedy about an eccentric Southern family, who gather together for the funeral of the patriarch, begins a two-weekend run at the Merced County Arts Council Friday, January 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Greg Germann Joins Cast of NBC Comedy THE GATES
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

A reshuffling is underway for the cast of NBC's upcoming comedy THE GATES. TVLine.com reports that former Ally McBeal star and Broadway veteran Greg Germann will replace originally cast Aasif Mandvi in the project. According to the report, producers made the decision to recast the role after the very first table read. (more...)

Seven Plays Featured in 2013 Pacific Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Five new play readings and two world premiere productions make up South Coast Repertory's 2013 Pacific Playwrights Festival. The offerings range from a story about a family of grifters to the tale of a high school reunion gone horribly wrong. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: AN 'OUR TOWN' FOR OUR TIME
by Jan Nargi - Dec 17, 2012

David Cromer's stunning reimagining of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'Our Town' reverberates with life and longing in the Huntington Theatre Company production now at the Boston Center for the Arts (more...)

TLC's BEST FUNERAL EVER Special to Celebrate the Lives of the Dearly Departed, 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

For most of us, death is a time to mourn and shed tears for the departed. For others, it's a time to honor their loved ones and celebrate the life through services that turn the traditional funeral on its head. In the one- hour special, BEST FUNERAL EVER, TLC goes inside the Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home where John Beckwith Jr. and his staff organize the most unique ceremonies in the country, called home-going celebrations. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NEWSical's Christine Pedi Channels Liza Minnelli in 'Even More Sh*t Liza Minnelli Says'
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2012

As a sequel to her first viral Liza Minnelli video, NEWSical The Musical star Christine Pedi recently released 'Even More Sh*t Liza Minnelli Says.' View it below! (more...)

Lois Smith to Lead MARJORIE PRIME CTG/Mark Taper Forum; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Casting has been completed for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime,' opening September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Philip Seymour Hoffman & More Featured in 6 New HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY Posters
by Movies News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Cinema Blend has shared six all-new pieces of artwork from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, including a poster featuring Dearly Departed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles as Plutarch Heavensbee. (more...)

Alhambra Theatre & Dining's THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining will feel like the beaches of North Carolina this August as it opens The Dixie Swim Club, a heartwarming comedy about the power of friendship by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten. The play focuses on five Southern women who met on their college swim team and for 30 years have set aside a long weekend every August to meet up at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to recharge their relationships. Free from their husbands, children, and jobs, the ladies catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. (more...)

Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for CTG's 2014 Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

A new season rich with laughter and compelling drama was announced today for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum by Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director. (more...)

Stone Soup Productions to Stage ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, 9/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Stone Soup Productions will present its second offering since inception last autumn, the two-act comedy, Always a Bridesmaid by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten from September 11 - 21, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Next Month at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's haunting drama 'Marjorie Prime,' which begins previewsSeptember 10, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play opens September 21. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

SYLVIA Returns to Avenue Theater Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

One of the Avenue Theater's most popular shows ever, 'Sylvia,' is returning for a special limited engagement this August and September. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 4/07/2013
by BWW - Apr 7, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/07/2013 for Orlando (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Charlotte (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Works by Arthur Miller, Ken Ludwig to Highlight Connecticut's Windham Theatre Guild 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

The Windham Theatre Guild has announced its 2012-2013 season, which kicks off this summer in the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic, Conn. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 4/28/2013
by BWW - Apr 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/28/2013 for Orlando (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston to Stage BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, 3/29-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK by Lynn Nottage, March 29 - April 27, 2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 4/21/2013
by BWW - Apr 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/21/2013 for Orlando (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Charlotte (more...)

St. Petersburg City Theatre Stages THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, Now thru 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

The Dixie Swim Club by Hope Wooten Jones will open tonight, April 19 and run through May 5 at City Theatre. Join the Dixie Swim Club and take part in a big, warm southern style party on the beach. The show follows five college girlfriends over 33 years as they reconnect each summer at a beach house in North Carolina. (more...)

Les Waters Replaces Pam MacKinnon as MARJORIE PRIME Director; Show Runs 9/10-10/19 at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Obie Award-winner Les Waters will direct the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's profound and engaging "Marjorie Prime" at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, September 10 through October 19, 2014. The opening is set for September 21. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 4/14/2013
by BWW - Apr 14, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/14/2013 for Orlando (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Charlotte (more...)

Bay Street Players Present DEARLY DEPARTED, Beginning 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

Bay Street Players will present the comedy Dearly Departed at the historic State Theatre in downtown Eustis, April 12 - May 5, 2013. Dearly Departed, a comedy by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones centers on the Turpin Family. When the patriarch of their family keels over dead in the opening scene, the family tries to plan the funeral, with sidesplitting results. Between the feuds, marital flings, and Macaroni and Ham Loaf Surprise - it may escalate into a multiple-coffin memorial service. By the time they sort through the hangovers, money problems, and headstone engraving options, they've learned that coping with life's losses can turn out to be drop-dead funny. (more...)

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