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Jermyn Street Theatre Announces UK Premiere of BOY MEETS BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Throughout 1936, the world's press and newsreels are abuzz with stories about the World's Most Eligible Bachelor; His Majesty King Edward VIII - By the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, Titular Ruler of one quarter of the world, the King-Emperor is the most eligible man of his day. Dashingly handsome, he is linked romantically to many; his final choice precipitates a constitutional crisis. Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American divorcee, succeeds where all others have failed. While the United States reels from the Great Depression, Continental Europe is shadowed by the menace of Hitler and the National Socialist party as the storm clouds gather for the maelstrom to come. Meanwhile, society London exists in the twilight of empire, a hedonistic ballroom where party-goers dance away the last years of peace. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Presents BOY MEETS BOY, Nov 21-Dec 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Jermyn Street Theatre presents BOY MEETS BOY, a musical comedy with Music and Lyrics by Bill Solly and Book by Bill Solly and Donald Ward. The show will be directed by Gene David Kirk with musical director Stefan Bednarczyk, choreographer Lee Proud, designer Cherry Truluck and lighting designer Phil Hewitt. BOY MEETS BOY will play 21st November to 20th December with Press Night set for Tuesday, 27 November 2012 at 7.30pm. (more...)

Irish Rep New Works Series Presents Ken Urban's ABSENCE OF WEATHER 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2010

The Irish Repertory Theatre Company continues the fifth season of its NEW WORKS READING SERIES to support new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free staged reading of Ken Urban's THE ABSENCE OF WEATHER on Friday, October 29 at 3:00pm at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep Presents Reading of John Steinbeck's THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN Today, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of JOHN STEINBECK'S THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN -- Octavio Solis's adaptation of the novelist's collection of short stories, first published in 1932 -- today, October 26 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep New Works Series Presents Ken Urban's ABSENCE OF WEATHER 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2010

The Irish Repertory Theatre Company continues the fifth season of its NEW WORKS READING SERIES to support new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free staged reading of Ken Urban's THE ABSENCE OF WEATHER on Friday, October 29 at 3:00pm at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: BANISHED CHILDREN Opens at Irish Rep
by BWW Photo Special - Oct 26, 2010

The Irish Repertory Theatre commissioned playwright Kelly Younger to write this bristling drama set during the Civil War in New York City. BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE follows a motley assemblage of New Yorkers through a few days in the terrible summer of 1863 when the Civil War had just entered its third bloody year. (more...)

Irish Rep to Present Reading of John Steinbeck's THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of JOHN STEINBECK'S THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN -- Octavio Solis's adaptation of the novelist's collection of short stories, first published in 1932 -- on Friday, October 26 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep. Launches 2010 Season with 'BANISHED CHILDREN,' 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre begins its 23rd Season with the world premiere of BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE - a play by Kelly Younger, adapted from Peter Quinn's bestselling novel - set to begin previews October 13, prior to its official press opening October 24, at The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). Ciarán O'Reilly, who helmed last season's celebrated revival of THE EMPEROR JONES, directs. (more...)

A PERFECT FUTURE Begins Run At The Cherry Lane Theater 2/4/2011
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg (Hair, The Last Smoker in America) will present the world premiere of the provocative new play, A Perfect Future, by David Hay (The Maddening Truth) with direction by Tony Award-nominee Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore). (more...)

REBEL IN THE SOUL Set for Irish Rep Reading Series 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre resumes its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Larry Kirwan's REBEL IN THE SOUL on Friday, October 21 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Presents BOY MEETS BOY, Now thru Dec 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2012

Jermyn Street Theatre presents BOY MEETS BOY, a musical comedy with Music and Lyrics by Bill Solly and Book by Bill Solly and Donald Ward. The show will be directed by Gene David Kirk with musical director Stefan Bednarczyk, choreographer Lee Proud, designer Cherry Truluck and lighting designer Phil Hewitt. BOY MEETS BOY will play tonight, 21st November to 20th December with Press Night set for Tuesday, 27 November 2012 at 7.30pm. (more...)

David Harrower's A SLOW AIR Plays London's Tricycle Theatre, Now thru June 2
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Following a sell out run at the Traverse Theatre during the 2011 Fringe, A Slow Air, written and directed by David Harrower, arrives at the Tricycle Theatre for a limited run tonight, May 7 to June 2. A Slow Air is being produced by Tron Theatre Company. (more...)

David Harrower's A SLOW AIR Tours New York and London, April-June
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2012

Following a sell out run at the Traverse Theatre during the 2011 Fringe, A Slow Air, written and directed by David Harrower, will tour to 59E59 Theatres, New York (4-28 April) before arriving at the Tricycle Theatre for a limited run from 7 May to 2 June, with opening night on 10 May. A Slow Air is being produced by Tron Theatre Company. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Presents A SOLO FOR TWO VOICES, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its fifth season of the New Works Reading Series, supporting new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free reading of Thomas Delaney's A SOLO FOR TWO VOICES on Friday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. Ciaran O'Reilly, who helmed THE EMPEROR JONES and the world premiere of BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE, directs. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Presents A SOLO FOR TWO VOICES, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its fifth season of the New Works Reading Series, supporting new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free reading of Thomas Delaney's A SOLO FOR TWO VOICES on Friday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. Ciaran O'Reilly, who helmed THE EMPEROR JONES and the world premiere of BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE, directs. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Presents A SOLO FOR TWO VOICES, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its fifth season of the New Works Reading Series, supporting new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free reading of Thomas Delaney's A SOLO FOR TWO VOICES on Friday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. Ciaran O'Reilly, who helmed THE EMPEROR JONES and the world premiere of BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE, directs. (more...)

16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES set for Irish Rep Reading Series, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's 16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES on Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES set for Irish Rep Reading Series, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's 16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES on Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

THE WINNERS Set for Irish Rep New Works Reading Series 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its fifth season of the New Works Reading Series, supporting new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free reading of Rosemary Jenkinson's THE WINNERS on Friday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

THE WINNERS Set for Irish Rep New Works Reading Series 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its fifth season of the New Works Reading Series, supporting new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free reading of Rosemary Jenkinson's THE WINNERS on Friday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Irish Rep's GIBRALTAR Begins Previews Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its award-winning 25th Anniversary Season with the Off-Broadway premiere of GIBRALTAR-Patrick Fitzgerald's two-character adaptation of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'-with previews set to begin June 5, prior to opening June 13 in the company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). Terry Kinney directs. (more...)

THE BIRDS Set for Irish Rep Reading Series Today; Michael Cerveris, Tonya Pinkins, et al. Lead Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Conor McPherson's adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's THE BIRDS today, June 29 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. Henry Wishcamper directs. (more...)

THE BIRDS Set for Irish Rep Reading Series, 6/29; Michael Cerveris, Tonya Pinkins, et al. Lead Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Conor McPherson's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's THE BIRDS on Friday, June 29 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. Henry Wishcamper directs. (more...)

Starcatcher Productions to Present World Premiere of THE KING'S WHORE at Walkerspace, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Starcatcher Productions is a new, daring, innovative and commercially provocative theatre company on the New York skyline whose mission is to create new works and produce existing pieces that profoundly move people, challenge deeply-entrenched stereotypes, promote the stories of women, and contextualize the modern day experience through an understanding of the past. (more...)

David Harrower's A SLOW AIR to Play at London's Tricycle Theatre, May 7-June 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Following a sell out run at the Traverse Theatre during the 2011 Fringe, A Slow Air, written and directed by David Harrower, will tour to 59E59 Theatres, New York (4-28 April) before arriving at the Tricycle Theatre for a limited run from May 7 to June 2. A Slow Air is being produced by Tron Theatre Company. (more...)

David Harrower's A SLOW AIR Tours New York and London, April-June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Following a sell out run at the Traverse Theatre during the 2011 Fringe, A Slow Air, written and directed by David Harrower, will tour to 59E59 Theatres, New York (4-28 April) before arriving at the Tricycle Theatre for a limited run from 7 May to 2 June, with opening night on 10 May. A Slow Air is being produced by Tron Theatre Company. (more...)

Starcatcher Productions Opens World Premiere of THE KING'S WHORE at Walkerspace Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Starcatcher Productions is a new, daring, innovative and commercially provocative theatre company on the New York skyline whose mission is to create new works and produce existing pieces that profoundly move people, challenge deeply-entrenched stereotypes, promote the stories of women, and contextualize the modern day experience through an understanding of the past. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast For Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2011

The first show of 2011 on the Hubbard Stage is Yasmina Reza's Tony Award- winning God of Carnage, directed by Wilson Milam. (more...)

Irish Rep New Works Reading Series Presents THE ALMOND & THE SEAHORSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its fifth season of the New Works Reading Series, supporting new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free reading of Kaite O'Reilly's THE ALMOND AND THE SEAHORSE on Friday, January 28 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Irish Rep New Works Reading Series Presents THE ALMOND & THE SEAHORSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its fifth season of the New Works Reading Series, supporting new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free reading of Kaite O'Reilly's THE ALMOND AND THE SEAHORSE on Friday, January 28 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

A PERFECT FUTURE Begins Run At The Cherry Lane Theater 2/4/2011
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg (Hair, The Last Smoker in America) will present the world premiere of the provocative new play, A Perfect Future, by David Hay (The Maddening Truth) with direction by Tony Award-nominee Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore). (more...)

Marina Carr's BY THE BOG OF CATS Set for Irish Rep Reading Series, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's BY THE BOG OF CATS on Friday, February 24 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Marina Carr's BY THE BOG OF CATS Set for Irish Rep Reading Series, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's BY THE BOG OF CATS on Friday, February 24 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

New Works Series Presents Christine Evans' CAN'T COMPLAIN Reading 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its fifth season of the New Works Reading Series, supporting new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free reading of Christine Evans's CAN'T COMPLAIN on Friday, February 18 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

New Works Series Presents Christine Evans' CAN'T COMPLAIN Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its fifth season of the New Works Reading Series, supporting new plays and emerging playwrights, with a free reading of Christine Evans's CAN'T COMPLAIN on Friday, February 18 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Irish Rep. Launches 2010 Season with 'BANISHED CHILDREN,' Closes 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2010

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre begins its 23rd Season with the world premiere of BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE - a play by Kelly Younger, adapted from Peter Quinn's bestselling novel - set to begin previews October 13, prior to its official press opening October 24, at The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). Ciarán O'Reilly, who helmed last season's celebrated revival of THE EMPEROR JONES, directs. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast For Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2010

The first show of 2011 on the Hubbard Stage is Yasmina Reza's Tony Award- winning God of Carnage, directed by Wilson Milam. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Presents BOY MEETS BOY, Nov 21-Dec 20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

Jermyn Street Theatre presents BOY MEETS BOY, a musical comedy with Music and Lyrics by Bill Solly and Book by Bill Solly and Donald Ward. The show will be directed by Gene David Kirk with musical director Stefan Bednarczyk, choreographer Lee Proud, designer Cherry Truluck and lighting designer Phil Hewitt. BOY MEETS BOY will play 21st November to 20th December with Press Night set for Tuesday, 27 November 2012 at 7.30pm. (more...)

Irish Rep New Work's Series Presents COMES A FAERY 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) launches the fifth season of the New Works Reading Series to support new plays and emerging playwrights. As part of its mission statement, The Irish Repertory Theatre 'encourages the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures.' (more...)

Irish Rep to Present COLESLAW AND COCONUT CREAM PIE Free Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Lans Traverse's COLESLAW AND COCONUT CREAM PIE on Friday, December 16 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Irish Rep Hosts GIBRALTAR Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of GIBRALTAR -- Patrick Fitzgerald's adaptation of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' today, December 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep New Work's Series Presents COMES A FAERY 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2010

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) launches the fifth season of the New Works Reading Series to support new plays and emerging playwrights. As part of its mission statement, The Irish Repertory Theatre 'encourages the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures.' (more...)

Irish Rep to Present COLESLAW AND COCONUT CREAM PIE Free Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Lans Traverse's COLESLAW AND COCONUT CREAM PIE on Friday, December 16 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Irish Rep Announces GIBRALTAR Reading, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of GIBRALTAR -- Patrick Fitzgerald's adaptation of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' on Friday, December 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Presents BELLE OF BELFAST, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its seventh season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST on Friday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Tony Nominee Wilson Milam Directs THE BEGGAR'S OPERA at UW School of Drama, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Wilson Milam, a native of the Seattle area and a Tony-nominated director who has worked nationally and in the United Kingdom, returns to the Seattle area to lead a cast of nineteen UW School of Drama undergraduates in tackling Vaclav Havel's The Beggar's Opera. (more...)

DATE AND NUTS to Run 5/31-7/13 at the Bootleg
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

An animal rights activist in Brooklyn searches for love in the dating jungle of New York City. Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway, for the RSC and at the Taper) will direct the West Coast premiere of Dates and Nuts, a romantic comedy by Gary Lennon (Orange is the New Black for Netflix, Echo Theater Company's A Family Thing). Opening night is set for May 31 at the Bootleg Theater. (more...)

David Harrower's A SLOW AIR Tours New York and London, April-June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

Following a sell out run at the Traverse Theatre during the 2011 Fringe, A Slow Air, written and directed by David Harrower, will tour to 59E59 Theatres, New York (4-28 April) before arriving at the Tricycle Theatre for a limited run from 7 May to 2 June, with opening night on 10 May. A Slow Air is being produced by Tron Theatre Company. (more...)

David Harrower's A SLOW AIR to Play at London's Tricycle Theatre, May 7-June 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2012

Following a sell out run at the Traverse Theatre during the 2011 Fringe, A Slow Air, written and directed by David Harrower, will tour to 59E59 Theatres, New York (4-28 April) before arriving at the Tricycle Theatre for a limited run from May 7 to June 2. A Slow Air is being produced by Tron Theatre Company. (more...)

Tony Nominee Wilson Milam to Direct THE BEGGAR'S OPERA at UW School of Drama, 4/23-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Wilson Milam, a native of the Seattle area and a Tony-nominated director who has worked nationally and in the United Kingdom, returns to the Seattle area to lead a cast of nineteen UW School of Drama undergraduates in tackling Vaclav Havel's The Beggar's Opera. (more...)

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