Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: THE QUARRY is Surreal, Charming and Deeply Touching
by Frank Benge - Oct 5, 2015

THE QUARRY, a new play by Greg Pierce, now in the work's second staging at Hyde Park Theatre, uses an unusual and surrealistic narrative style for what is basically a Detective Story to an effectively provocative effect. A series of puzzling events in the marble quarry in an unnamed town in Vermont cause Jean (Katherine Catmull), an antisocial widow, to start her own investigation. As the play begins, Jean talks about how she enjoys staring into the quarry beside her house, how the sound of the machines soothes her, and how much she misses her husband, Sammy (Ken Webster). Jean has packed up her house because she was planning to 'off herself.' Her reason for this is much more pragmatic than one would expect. Her reason to end her life is because she believes that every life has a "main story" and hers is complete. However, she's decided to stick around because of the mystery in the quarry...the discovery of three marble steps leading to nowhere. Jean's opening monologue only hints at what is to come. We learn the story in fragments as the other characters speak. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You, continuing Northlight's 41st Season. You Can't Take It With You, directed by Devon de Mayo, runs November 6 - December 13, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

MARJORIE PRIME, COMPANY and More to Launch Writers Theatre's 2015-16 Season at New Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Inaugural Season in the company's new theatre center, to include a season kick-off at Books on Vernon with Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison, directed by Kimberly Senior, followed by the Grand Opening of the state-of-the-art facility, designed by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam will be the inaugural production in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. A new collaboration with Chicago's The Second City entitled Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf-A Parody, by Tim Sniffen, with additional material by Tim Ryder, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Stuart Carden, will open the Gillian Theatre. Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, directed by William Brown with musical direction by Tom Vendafreddo, will follow Arcadia in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. (more...)

New Polish Language Book by Richard Newton Meyer is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Austeria has published a new Polish language book, 'Los Angeles - Angels, Friends and Daemons', by Richard Newton Meyer, a U.S. author from Los Angeles, California. (more...)

Oakland University Theatre Presents EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, the theatre program at Oakland University will open its production of Peter Shaffer's "Equus," a contemporary classic that startled audiences with its innovation and emotional power when it first opened in the 1970s. The original 1975 Broadway production won the Tony Award for Best Play, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Foreign Play. (more...)

Eclipse Theatre Company's Seventh Annual Corona Award Ceremony Set for 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Eclipse Theatre Company will present its Seventh Annual Corona Award to Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Artistic Director Richard Cotovsky on December 15, 2015. The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized Chicago theatre such as Eclipse. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Theresa Rebeck & More Set for The Orchard Project 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Exchange today announced the artists and companies who will participate in its 2015 Orchard Project summer residency program. Twenty-two artists and ensembles (listed below) were selected from a competitive field of nearly 500 applicants to develop their big, new ideas at the Orchard Project. This will be the eighth summer - and the first summer in Saratoga Springs, NY - for the Orchard Project, a laboratory program where theatre artists and companies come to innovate, develop, and refine new shows. Past productions developed at the Orchard Project have gone on to be performed around the globe for over 500,000 people and to win awards from TONYs to Obies to Oliviers. (more...)

Everyman Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 'STREETCAR' & More
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Everyman Theatre has announced its 25th anniversary season. For the first time ever, the company will present a rotating repertory of two masterpieces of American theatre: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Both productions will feature the same cast and performances will rotate from day to day. Known as The Great American Rep, this event will take place from April 5 through June 12, 2016. (more...)

ANGEL'S FLIGHT to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

ANGEL'S FLIGHT, a film noir caburlesque comedy written by Matt Ritchey and Benjamin Schwartz, will premiere at Three Clubs cocktail bar for the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2016. The hour-long comedic Detective Story partners Ritchey and Schwartz with the Cherry Poppins Caburlesque Company, residents at Three Clubs and winners of Hollywood Fringe's 2015 'Most Orgasmic Performance.' (more...)

BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a Catch at Rainbow
by Marakay Rogers - May 11, 2016

The show that gave birth to bumbling detectives in ternchcoats is alive, well, and on stage at Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse. Catch it if you can. (more...)

Oncam Debuts Heist on Cam: A Detective Story in 360
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

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Multi-Billion Dollar Mobile Gaming Industry Projected to Reach Higher Levels as New Gaming Apps are Introduced into the Market
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

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The Skivvies, Darrell Hammond & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has added many exciting special events to their 2015 Season line-up. (more...)

Taimak to Appear in National Tour of 'The Last Dragon' Launching April 1st
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Pasadena based Incorgnito Publishing Press will present a national tour screening of the movie 'The Last Dragon' with personal appearances by the movie's co-star Taimak. (more...)

New Sci-Fi Thriller, COLLECTIVE MIND is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

LONDON, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Vasily Klyukin, famous for purchasing a flight into space with Oscar-winning Leonardo Di Caprio, has published a novel 'Collective Mind' about artificial intelligence and its interaction with people. This novel comes next after his album with futuristic skyscrapers and super-yachts that had a great success. (more...)

RICHTER'S WAR Wins Best Short Screenplay at Los Angeles CineFest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

?Daniel P. Douglas announces his script, 'Richter's War,' has won best short screenplay at the February 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. The science fiction World War II hardboiled Detective Story has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015 and 2016. (more...)

Anthony A. Pellegrino Pens THE DETECTIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Anthony A. Pellegrino marks his debut in the world of crime thrillers with the release of 'The Detective' (published by Xlibris). Suffused in page-turning suspense, this new novel examines the darkest corners of the human psyche through the experiences of people entangled in a web of crime. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere Original Documentary THE HUNT FOR TED BUNDY, 6/14
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Investigation Discovery presents “The Hunt for Ted Bundy,” the companion documentary to its first original scripted three-part miniseries “Serial Thriller: Angel of Decay,” this Sunday, June 14 at 9pm. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two opens tonight (June 3) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.  The production has now been extended through Sunday, August 2. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage Katie Forgette's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage Katie Forgette's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, a delightfully funny and exciting take on the famous Detective Story that weaves together threads of history and literature including the great Sherlock Holmes himself, his trusted friend Watson, the sinister Moriarty, the glamorous Lillie Langtry, and even Oscar Wilde. The production will be directed by Margarett Perry and will run from July 9th through the 25th. 'There is a reason that Sherlock is such a popular figure in literature as well as on stage and in film,' says Artistic Director Dina Janis. 'These mysteries are engaging throughout and always very satisfying. This piece in particular is so clever and entertaining.' The Case of the Jersey Lily places literature's favorite genius detective right in the middle of a blackmail scheme that connects the famous actress Lillie Langtry, celebrated playwright Oscar Wilde (just finishing work on his new play, The Importance of Being Forthright), criminal mastermind James Moriarty and Queen Victoria herself. (more...)

Summer Reads: BWW's Top Picks for Beach Books and More
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 16, 2015

Broadwayworld.com's summer reading list includes memoirs, romance, mystery, self-improvement and favorite classics. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Premieres Original Documentary THE HUNT FOR TED BUNDY Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

Investigation Discovery presents “The Hunt for Ted Bundy,” the companion documentary to its first original scripted three-part miniseries “Serial Thriller: Angel of Decay,” tonight, June 14 at 9pm. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Acclaimed Documentary THE FIRST FILM Set for Morris-Jumel Mansion, 9/8
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

On September 8 and 9, 2016, at 7 pm, the Morris-Jumel Mansion will host the U.S. premiere of THE FIRST FILM, the acclaimed documentary by director David Nicholas Wilkinson (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces Casting for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the Inaugural Season in the company's new theatre center. (more...)

CITY OF ANGELS Coming to Melbourne This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Winner of six Tony Awards and 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best Musical Revival, City of Angels is set to thrill and delight Melbourne audiences when it plays at the Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, for four shows only from November 5 to November 8. Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster on Friday August 7. (more...)

Taimak to Release THE LAST DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Incorgnito Publishing Press (publisher of The Chronicles of Ara series) has just signed martial artist and cult film legend Taimak to present his autobiography, Taimak, The Last Dragon. The book, launching in March of 2016, is an intimate look at the life and career of Taimak as he faced the challenges of racism, child abuse, a broken home life and low self-worth. It is a story of triumph over circumstance and how, through martial arts and self-determination, one young man rose above the fray to become one of the shining lights of today; a man who has found 'the glow.' (more...)

Steven S. Schneiderman Releases APOSTLYPTIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

MURRAY, Ky. - 'To overcome internationally malevolent complexity, good guys need an obtuse mind on their team, 'author Steven S. Schneiderman thinks. This idea became his theme in writing the fictional Detective Story 'Apostlyptic' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

An Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 Theaters
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Acting Company to the 2015/2016 5A Season with the US premiere of DESIRE An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Michael Wilson, DESIRE features new plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff. DESIRE begins performances on Wednesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 11. Opening Night is Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

BWW Review: THE STRIPPER, St James Studio, 11 July 2016
by Kate Finburg - Jul 11, 2016

Richard O Brien and Richard Hartley reunite to pen a murder mystery musical set in 'Club Extravaganza'. (more...)

Metal Gear Solid V, The Witcher 3 Lead Nominees for the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

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WAITING FOR GODOT to Play White Box Live Arts, 3/25-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The waiting is over! After 16 years of waiting in the wings, Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT returns to San Diego stages with the fruitlessmoon theatreworks 2016 production at White Box Live Arts. Godot was presented at the Lyceum Theatre in 2000 and produced by The Renaissance Theatre Company. (more...)

Patricia Leonard Presents Arthur Miller Reading Featuring Joan Copeland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

In celebration of great American playwright Arthur Miller's centennial, Patricia Leonard will present acclaimed actress Joan Copeland in a rare reading of her brother's short story The Performance. (more...)

Ovation's New Documentary Programming Block Kicks Off 2/25
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Ovation, America's only arts network, is launching a new, weekly documentary block beginning Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm ET that feature some of the world's biggest artists - and the contemporary stars who love them. (more...)

Two New Mystery Novels by Jan Joseph Are Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Jan Joseph has written two exciting mysteries that will enthrall readers, 'Lost Boy' and 'Vanished: The Search for Sally Hunt.' (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: The New Jewish Theatre's Thought-Provoking UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
by Chris Gibson - Feb 3, 2016

Over the years I've learned a tremendous amount about the Jewish religion and its traditions through the plays and people I've come in contact with at The New Jewish Theatre. But, I have to admit that I never knew the story of the 'wandering Jew', although I'd grown up with parents who loved flora and fauna, and often had the plant growing outside that was nicknamed for the tale. I brought my son along with me to see the show because I want him to be well rounded and know as much as he can about the belief systems of all cultures. Glen Berger's wonderful play, UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, is a sort of Detective Story that is truly, as artistic director Kathleen Sitzer described it; a testament to faith. It achieved precisely what I had hoped it would do as well by provoking an interesting discussion between my son and I as we talked on the way home. This is a very well done production that provides must-see entertainment, while also giving its audience plenty to ponder. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present ARCADIA, 3/16-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in their new home, Arcadia, written by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The production, which begins performances on March 16, 2016 has already been extended by one week, and will now play through May 1, 2016 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: THE ROAD THAT WASN'T THERE Is A New Folk Tale In The Making
by Barry Lenny - Feb 19, 2016

The entire show is set around the theme of the magic of what is written on paper, (more...)

Walt Cody Pens MANHATTAN ROULETTE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The publisher's puzzlement is not without cause. Here's what the big guys said about the book: (more...)

INTO THE AIR is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Was it the chance of a lifetime? Or was it a trap? Ignoring the shadows of a high-stakes game of deception, a talented engineer tries to play it straight as a series of events lead him through every aspect of a polymer industry, from raw materials to finished products. He is stunned by the human cost of the business to which he has committed his life. Will it be fight or flight in the corporate jungle? (more...)

Writers Theatre Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts today announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $20,000 to Writers Theatre to sponsor Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, the inaugural production in the new theatre center designed by internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, (more...)

Controversial Documentary THE PRINCIPLE Now Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Streaming Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The Principle, now available on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming, so anyone can experience the film and ask the question “Am I significant?” (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets Fall 2015 Shows: DESIRE, PONDLING & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2015.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).  Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Scotland National Museum Announces Listings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The National Museum of Scotland has announced it's exhibits for the 2016-2017 year. Check out below! (more...)

Two Dramas to Close PCPA's 52nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

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Political Satirist Beth Schaefer Pens New Book to Make Fun of Presidential Candidates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Political satirist and author Beth Schaefer makes fun of the leading candidates for president in her elaborately illustrated 2016 Election Collector's Edition. (more...)

LINCOLN'S BODYGUARD Now Available in Trade Paper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Story: In Lincoln's Bodyguard, an alternative version of American history, President Lincoln is saved from assassination. Though he prophesied his own death-the only way he believed the South would truly surrender-Lincoln never accounted for the heroics of his bodyguard, Joseph Foster. A biracial mix of white and Miami Indian, Joseph makes an enemy of the South by killing John Wilkes Booth and preventing the death of the president. His wife is murdered and his daughter kidnapped, sending Joseph on a revenge-fueled rampage to recover his daughter. When his search fails, he disappears as the nation falls into a simmering insurgency instead of an end to the War. Years later, Joseph is still running from his past when he receives a letter from Lincoln pleading for help. The President has a secret mission. Pursued from the outset, Joseph turns to the only person who might help, the woman he abandoned years earlier. If he can win Molly over, he might just fulfill the President's urgent request, find his daughter, and maybe even hasten the end of the War. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

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