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Scott Foley, Eric Lange & More to Join Blythe Danner in THE COUNTRY HOUSE at Geffen Playhouse this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Geffen Playhouse announces that Scott Foley (Scandal, The Unit, Felicity), Eric Lange (The Bridge, Weeds), David Rasche (Speed-The-Plow Broadway, Lunch Hour), Emily Swallow (The Mentalist, Manhattan Theatre Club's Romantic Poetry), and Sarah Steele (off-Broadway: Slowgirl, The Netflix Plays) are joining Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies's The Country House. (more...)

2014 Lortel Awards Presented Tonight - HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead Noms
by BWW Special Coverage - May 4, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

2014 Lortel Award Winners - HERE LIES LOVE Wins Big, THE OPEN HOUSE Wins Best Play, and FUN HOME Wins Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 4, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be handed out tonight at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you live updates of the winners! Check back throughout the night to see if your favorites won! (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Presents THE MAMALOGUES, 6/6 - 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

"The Mamalogues: Dramas from Real Mamas" is a staged reading of humorous and touching essays depicting life as a mother and woman. (more...)

Susan Clark and Meghan Andrews Star in COLLECTED STORIES at the Rubicon, Now thru 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with Collected Stories. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies and directed by James O'Neil, Collected Stories is a two-person play featuring Susan Clark (Emmy Winner - 'Babe Zaharias,' 'Webster,' Shaw Festival and the Taper) as a brilliant, direct writing professor and Meghan Andrews (Frost/Nixon and The Grapes of Wrath on Broadway) as her eager-yet-talented student. Opening tonight, May 28th at 7:00 p.m., Collected Stories runs Wednesdays through Sundays until June 21st. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Present COLLECTED STORIES, 5/28-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with Collected Stories. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies and directed by James O'Neil, Collected Stories is a two-person play featuring Susan Clark (Emmy Winner - "Babe Zaharias," "Webster," Shaw Festival and the Taper) as a brilliant, direct writing professor and Meghan Andrews (Frost/Nixon and The Grapes of Wrath on Broadway) as her eager-yet-talented student. Opening May 28th at 7:00 p.m., Collected Stories runs Todays through Sundays until June 21st. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Jackson, MS (more...)

Shirley Valentine to Bring DENISE SIMONE to Liberty Theatre, 8/7-9
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Shirley Valentine is back by popular demand for three nights only! Company of Fools presents this critically acclaimed Tony-nominated one-woman show starring Denise Simone August 7-9 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Boiling Point Players Present IN JULIET'S GARDEN, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

'To be, or not to be' at the play...definitely TO BE! Come see Boiling Point Players inaugural production of In Juliet's Garden, a play for Shakespeare fans and newbies alike! (more...)

Susan Clark and Meghan Andrews to Star in COLLECTED STORIES at the Rubicon, 5/28-6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with Collected Stories. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies and directed by James O'Neil, Collected Stories is a two-person play featuring Susan Clark (Emmy Winner - "Babe Zaharias," "Webster," Shaw Festival and the Taper) as a brilliant, direct writing professor and Meghan Andrews (Frost/Nixon and The Grapes of Wrath on Broadway) as her eager-yet-talented student. Opening May 28th at 7:00 p.m., Collected Stories runs Wednesdays through Sundays until June 21st. (more...)

Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for KING LEAR, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring the previously announced John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances on Tuesday, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Rounds Out Third Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, Now thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company concludes its third season with a compelling production of one of William Shakespeare's most fascinating plays, The Winter's Tale. Directed by acclaimed Houston actor/director Philip Lehl, The Winter's Tale opens tonight, May 2nd and runs through May 16th at STUDIO 101. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Present COLLECTED STORIES, 5/28-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with Collected Stories. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies and directed by James O'Neil, Collected Stories is a two-person play featuring Susan Clark (Emmy Winner - "Babe Zaharias," "Webster," Shaw Festival and the Taper) as a brilliant, direct writing professor and Meghan Andrews (Frost/Nixon and The Grapes of Wrath on Broadway) as her eager-yet-talented student. Opening May 28th at 7:00 p.m., Collected Stories runs Wednesdays through Sundays until June 21st. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Glenn Close to Return to Broadway Opposite Lithgow, Duncan, Balaban, Higgins & Plimpton in Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton will star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE this fall at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production, which will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, begins previewsMonday, October 20 and plays an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Opening night is Thursday, November 20. (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks for Orange County/Costa Mesa!
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 4, 2014

This Summer, Orange County, CA---which includes Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Irvine, and even cities just a hop over the county line like La Mirada and Long Beach---is so chock-full of hot stage goodies, that you may have to earmark a lot more time in the next three months to properly satisfy all your theatrical cravings. Here's our Top 5 Summer Must-See picks, plus a few other noteworthy shows to check out around the area, too! (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Open Season with World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING, 7/9 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The production stars Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz, who between them have a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations, and is directed by Cameron Watson, who has been heralded as "one of our finest contemporary directors" by The Los Angeles Times, while The Wall Street Journal declared his work "the best in the country." (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for the NYMF's COMING OF AGE, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Coming of Age, a theatrical song cycle - a collection of short stories about growing up - will have its New York premiere this summer as an Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) celebrating its 11th Anniversary Season. With a book, music and lyrics by Jon Provan, Coming of Age will be presented at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.). Directed by Ryan Pifher, performances will begin on July 7th and continue through July 13th. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced for World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S ANTONY & CLEOPATRA: UNDONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The title roles of the ancient world's best-remembered celebrity couples will be played by James Sparling and Shawna Tucker in the world premiere Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra: UNDONE, a four-character adaptation of Shakespeare's classic masterpiece. Presented by Skyline StageWorks, the dissembled and rebuilt version will allow a more complete psychological exploration of the twin protagonists. By giving the politics less stage time, there will be a tighter focus on the humor, humanity, and allure of the characters. Skyline StageWorks is a new Chicago theatre company devoted to connecting exceptional artists with classic stories in intimate, immediate, and bold stagings. The production will be directed by John Arthur Lewis and will run from Sept 5th to Oct 5th, 2014 at the Side Project, 1439 W. Jarvis, with performances taking place Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets will go on sale July 15th at www.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

Scott Foley, Eric Lange and More Join Blythe Danner in THE COUNTRY HOUSE, Opening Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Geffen Playhouse welcomes Scott Foley (Scandal, The Unit, Felicity), Eric Lange (The Bridge, Weeds), David Rasche (Speed-The-Plow Broadway, Lunch Hour), Emily Swallow (The Mentalist, Manhattan Theatre Club's Romantic Poetry), and Sarah Steele (off-Broadway: Slowgirl, The Netflix Plays) alongside Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies's The Country House. (more...)

THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT to Run 7/12-8/24 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening July 12 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Tom Dugan's WIESENTHAL to Begin Performances 10/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Tony Award winner Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart) and Karyl Lynn Burns (The Best is Yet to Come) present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal launches a limited 14-week engagement, from October 24 through February 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Opening night is November 5. (more...)

younity Announces GoPro Integration Enabling Users to Auto-Discover, Access And Share their GoPro Video.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ younity (www.getyounity.com), the service that lets people privately unify, access and share all their files via their own personal cloud, announced today that they have integrated with GoPro to automatically discover and catalogue all GoPro content, shot with the popular adventure camera, so that users can instantly stream or share the content on-demand. (more...)

Company of Fools Presents SHIRLEY VALENTINE for Three Nights Only, 8/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Shirley Valentine is back by popular demand for three nights only! Company of Fools presents this critically acclaimed Tony-nominated one-woman show starring Denise Simone August 7-9 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/12-7/13/2014
by - Jul 13, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014. (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE, Starring Blythe Danner, Ends LA Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Country House began previews June 3, in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, and officially opened June 11. The play, a new comedy about a deeply dramatic family, was written by Donald Margulies and was his sixth Geffen Production, including Dinner with Friends, Coney Island Christmas, Times Stands Still, and Sight Unseen. The Country House closes today. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Opens at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening tonight as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Adds Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS, Currently Playing Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the sixth production of its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. As previously-announced, the season will conclude with a new work by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch at PH, Domesticated). That play will be the New York premiere of THE QUALMS, directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park and Completeness at PH; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Dinner with Friends; the current When We Were Young and Unafraid). (more...)

Adult Swim to Air New Comedy Special DINNER WITH FRIENDS WITH BRETT GELMAN, 4/24
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

'Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends,'a 30-Minute Special will air on Adult Swim on Thursday, April 24th at Midnight ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and More in Westport Country Playhouse's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, tonight, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Broadway veterans Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and Gordana Rashovich will headline; also in the cast is Yale School of Drama graduate Nicholas Carriere. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, tonight, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature 'VANYA AND SONIA,' 'STARCATCHER,' 'SUPERSTAR' & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Board of Governors of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre announced its 2014-15 season, consisting of five productions - a vibrant mix of drama, comedy and musicals. The season opens on September 5, 2014 and runs through June 6, 2015, and will once again employ all local actors and crews. (more...)

Boiling Point Players to Present IN JULIET'S GARDEN, 5/22-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

'To be, or not to be' at the play...definitely TO BE! Come see Boiling Point Players inaugural production of In Juliet's Garden, a play for Shakespeare fans and newbies alike! (more...)

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are Officially Engaged!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

According to PEOPLE, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are officially engaged! The pair were spotted Nobu in Malibu while having Dinner with Friends and a ring was spotted on Alamuddin's left ring finger. (more...)

Cast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tony-Nominated Director Randal Myler and multi-talented Music Director Dan Wheetman return to Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) to create a new vision for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after setting the bar high with Hank Williams: Lost Highway last spring and John Denver Holiday Concert in 2012. Returning to the roots of Mark Twain's classic American folktale, this production of Big River focuses on the talent and voices of the cast as they each become storytellers. (more...)

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, AT THE HOP and More Make Up FST's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre presents an exciting new Summer Mainstage and Cabaret Season. The Mainstage kicks off with the foot-stomping musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, the humorous and inspirational drama Becoming Dr. Ruth, and the thought-provoking Taking Shakespeare. The Summer Cabaret Season will consist of At The Hop, by America's Premiere Doo-Wop group, The Alley Cats, Clearly Invisible: Magic Up Close with Carl Seiger, and Somewhere Over the Rose, The Songs and Stories of Judy Garland and Bette Midler. (more...)

Donald Margulies to Speak at 5th Annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has announced that the featured speaker for the 5th Annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival will Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Donald Margulies. Margulies' award winning play Dinner with Friends ran on Broadway earlier this year. (more...)

Adult Swim Airs New Comedy Special DINNER WITH FRIENDS WITH BRETT GELMAN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

'Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends,'a 30-Minute Special will air on Adult Swim today, April 24th at Midnight ET/PT. (more...)

2014 Award Season is Here!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Apr 22, 2014

Congratulations to all our nominees so far this awards season! (more...)

Dinner With Friends closes Off-Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Apr 18, 2014

Dinner with Friends, the second production at the Laura Pels Theatre in our 2013-2014 Season brought Donald Margulies' Pultizer Prize-winning play back to the New York stage. This production played a total of 99 performances from first preview on January 17 through closing night on April 13. (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...)

Adrien Brody Dines at Social House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Last night, (Wednesday, April 16) Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody stopped in for an intimate Dinner with Friends at Social House inside The Shops at Crystals. The highly-acclaimed actor, best known for his role in "The Pianist," arrived with his group just after 8:00 p.m. and took a seat in the main dining room. Brody and his party indulged in a number of specialty items such as the Citrus peel miso cod, Tempura lobster sushi roll and Social House's iconic Yellowtail jalapeņo sashimi, which features a flavorsome combination of Calamansi soy sauce and garnish of cilantro. (more...)


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James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)

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

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

Comedian Nate Clark Signs with UTA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The ever-witty actor/comedian NATE CLARK (Suburgatory) is wearing plenty of hats this spring as he appears in Adult Swim's Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman & Friends, is one of the newest members of theFOX Writers Intensive, his original pilot (Granted) is currently being reviewed by the network (FOX), and with his career in full swing, it comes as no surprise that Clark would sign on with such a well-respected group as UTA. (more...)

Nate Clark Signs with UTA
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The ever-witty actor/comedian NATE CLARK (Suburgatory) is wearing plenty of hats this spring as he appears in Adult Swim's Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman & Friends, is one of the newest members of the FOX Writers Intensive, his original pilot (Granted) is currently being reviewed by the network (FOX), and with his career in full swing, it comes as no surprise that Clark would sign on with such a well-respected group as UTA. (more...)

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