CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from October 14 - November 8, 2015. (more...)

People's Light to Stage Regional Premiere of AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, 10/14-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

People's Light presents AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, running from October 14 through November 8, 2015. Artistic Director Abigail Adams directs. (more...)

Arthur French to Receive Equity's 2015 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Actor Arthur French has been named to receive the 2015 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation.               (more...)

Transgender Actor Em Grosland to Lead LOCAL Theater Co's FAITH Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Running November 20 - December 6, 2015, Boulder-based LOCAL Theater Company presents the World Premiere of James McLindon's dark comedy FAITH at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder. (more...)

People's Light to Stage Regional Premiere of AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, 10/14-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

People's Light presents AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS, running from October 14 through November 8, 2015. Artistic Director Abigail Adams directs. (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf Garage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from tonight, October 14, through November 8, 2015. (more...)

Tom Key Stars in 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER' at Theatrical Outfit, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE will run October 1-25, 2015 at The Balzer Theater at Herren's (downtown Atlanta), starring Tom Key as R. Buckminster Fuller. Written by D.W. Jacobs with direction by David de Vries, the play is based on the life, work, and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller. (more...)

A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas Returns Home For the Holidays to the Alley Theatre November 20 - December 28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for the theatre's 28th production of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas, staged in the newly renovated Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2015
by - Nov 20, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Morningside Players Postpones FENCES' First Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

 From May 14 to 31 (rescheduled from May 7 to 24), The Morningside Players will present 'Fences,' the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play by August Wilson, directed by Arthur French, a stalwart veteran of Broadway and Off-Broadway who is also a prime interpreter of August Wilson's plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of CAMP DAVID
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. The West Coast premiere of CAMP DAVID will play May 13 - June 19, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run May 13 - 19. Opening night is Friday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CAMP DAVID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. The West Coast premiere of CAMP DAVID will play now through June 19, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tomorrow, May 20, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

York Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present staged readings of three new musicals: A Tale of Two Cities, with book, music and lyrics by Wendy Kesselman, Platinum, with lyrics and music by Will Holt and Gary William Friedman, and book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, and The Fitzgeralds of Saint Paul, with book, music and lyrics by Christie Baugher, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

The Adobe Theater Presents THE WHITEHEADED BOY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Who is "The Whiteheaded Boy"? He is the Irish equivalent of our 'Fair-haired child,' the one who can do no wrong, the one who is indulged in all that he does. He gets the largest piece of pie, the choicest piece of meat, and his favorite meal whenever he wants. He is the one who has been told since birth that he is 'different' from all the rest - special, better. He is the 'gifted' one, the boy for whom the gates of success will magically open simply because he asks. He is the one whose inevitable fall to Earth is especially painful because it is so unexpected. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Drama Book Shop Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below with Penny Fuller, The Skivvies & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Over the weekend, stars of stage and shop employees gathered for a night of stories and songs to celebrate and benefit the legendary Drama Book Shop at Feinstein's/54 Below. Check out photos from the night below! (more...)

Pinter's BETRAYAL, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES & More Set for Raven Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

For its 2016-17 season, the 33-year-old Raven Theatre Company will again bring new plays and playwrights to Chicago audiences along with revivals of classic and lesser-known works by masters of modern drama. Michael Menendian, producing artistic director, today announced a lineup that includes the early Tennessee Williams play Not About Nightingales and Pinter'sBetrayal as well as the Midwest premieres of Richard Greenberg's recent Broadway hit The Assembled Parties and Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, one of the U.K.'s most acclaimed new playwrights, and the world premiere of Sycamore - a drama of contemporary family life set in the Midwest by New York-based playwright Sarah Sander. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Present Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Adobe Theater will present American playwright Horton Foote's play Dividing the Estate April 29th through May 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Ned Eisenberg Joins The Old Globe's CAMP DAVID; Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy & Richard Thomas to Reprise Roles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its presentation of the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

PBD to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in Concert, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Ah, liaisons! Old love is rekindled, young love is awakened, and foolish romantic escapades intertwine in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's ravishing A Little Night Music, opening Friday, July 10 (8pm) at Palm Beach Dramaworks. This concert presentation, which runs through July 19 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, is directed by Lynnette Barkley, with musical direction by Kevin David Thomas. Leading the cast are William Michals, who previously captivated audiences in PBD's concert productions of Man of La Mancha and The Most Happy Fella; and Sondheim veteran Joy Franz, who created the role of the Stepmother in the original production of Into the Woods. (more...)

Chester Theatre to Stage New England Premiere of HALCYON DAYS, 7/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Chester Theatre Company will present the New England Premiere of HALCYON DAYS, by acclaimed Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan. Performances of the witty, touching comedy about reawakening to life's possibilities will run from July 9-19. (more...)

Lawrence Wright's CAMP DAVID Heading to Broadway Next Season
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld can confirm that President Jimmy Carter will soon bow on The Great White Way. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Complete Lineup for Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

HOUSTON - Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announced the two plays to complete its 2015-2016 Inaugural Season in the renovated theatre, Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana and George Brant's Grounded. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Stage to Present DON'T GO GENTLE, 6/2-7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Haven Theatre Company closes their 2014 - 2015 Season with the Chicago premiere of Stephen Belber's Don't Go Gentle, directed by Haven Theatre Company Artistic Associate Cody Estle, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., May 31 - July 12. Previews are Sunday May 31 at 3 p.m., Today June 2 - Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m. Opening/Press night is Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. The regular schedule is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at (more...)

MNM Prodxns to Present SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, 7/3-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

 MNM Productions today announced the talented and experienced cast for the upcoming production of the award-winning musical SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, which will run for 10 performances July 30 through August 9 at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach, and for five performances August 13-16 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Chester Theatre Stages New England Premiere of HALCYON DAYS, Now thru 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Chester Theatre Company will present the New England Premiere of HALCYON DAYS, by acclaimed Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan. Performances of the witty, touching comedy about reawakening to life's possibilities will run from tonight, July 9, through July 19. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

THE FOREIGNER is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. The show opens tonight, July 8, 2015. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in THE FOREIGNER, Beginning Tonight at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

The Foreigner is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season, starring Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean in one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (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...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre to Present MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is excited to announce the third show in our Revelations Season: the witty and provocative MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by George Bernard Shaw, the playwright of Pygmalion and Major Barbara. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Update: Penny Fuller, Sally Mayes, Ali Stroker, and More Join Line-up for Drama Book Shop Benefit at 54 Below
by Louisa Brady - Feb 28, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Penny Fuller (Applause, A New Brain, Dividing the Estate) and Sally Mayes (Closer Than Ever, She Loves Me) have joined the starry line-up for a Feinstein's/54Below's benefit concert for The Drama Book Shop. Also joining the roster is Ali Stroker, who recently made her debut in Deaf West's revival of Spring Awakening, and composer Nancy Ford (I'm Getting My Act Together...). (more...)

Jon Steinhagen to Star in THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

JoAnn Montemurro, co-Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for the company's upcoming production of THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES by John Guare. The play will run on the company's East Stage from April 20 through June 18, 2016 under Montemurro's direction. (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces Cast of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for A Loss of Roses, the infrequently produced drama by William Inge that premiered on Broadway in 1959 and launched the career of a young Warren Beatty. Raven's production will be the play's first professional staging in the Chicago area since early 1999. The Raven production will run on the company's West Stage from February 17 to April 2, 2016 under the direction of Raven Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle. (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets THE OLD FRIENDS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for The Old Friends by Horton Foote. Raven's production will be the play's second since its World Premiere staging in fall 2013 by New York's Signature Theatre Company. That production was subsequently remounted in 2014 at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. The Raven production will run on the company's East Stage from January 27 to March 26, 2016 under Menendian's direction. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's BEDROOM FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse reunites audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, BEDROOM FARCE, playing now through September 13. BEDROOM FARCE received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BEDROOM FARCE Begins Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing tonight, August 25, through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Tom Key to Star in 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER' at Theatrical Outfit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE will run October 1-25, 2015 at The Balzer Theater at Herren's (downtown Atlanta), starring Tom Key as R. Buckminster Fuller. Written by D.W. Jacobs with direction by David de Vries, the play is based on the life, work, and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Breaking: Chicago's Non-Equity Jeff Awards Disqualify 'The Hypocrites' and Rescind Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Sean Graney, who recently returned to Chicago to resume his post as Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, informed the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee that he just learned the theater company had been operating under an Equity CAT-N contract for the duration of the 2014-2015 Non-Equity season.  Over the past year, requests for judging its productions were made to the Non-Equity Wing without the committee having knowledge of the company's Equity status. The Jeff Committee was aware that two of the productions had Equity performers (as indicated in the program); however, the committee has now confirmed that these were not guest contracts.  As such, the company's productions are not eligible for consideration in the Non-Equity Wing, and all related Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations have been rescinded.  The productions in question will be shifted to the Equity Wing for awards consideration during its current season, which commenced on August 1, 2014 and will end on July 30, 2015. (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre's SPLIT IN THREE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of Split in Three, a powerful and electrifying new play by Daryl Lisa Fazio, making its world premiere as part of the theatre's commitment to nurture new works and emerging playwrights. (more...)

THE JEFF AWARDS Nominations Announced - THE HYPOCRITES, Griffin Theatre, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 118 nominations in 24 categories for the 42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 133 productions offered by 56 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 62 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 62 Jeff Recommended productions, 46 received nominations, representing 23 theatre companies. (more...)

Haven Theatre to Close 2014-15 Season With DON'T GO GENTLE, 5/31-7/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Haven Theatre Company closes their 2014 - 2015 Season with the Chicago premiere of Stephen Belber's Don't Go Gentle, directed by Haven Theatre Company Artistic Associate Cody Estle, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., May 31 - July 12. (more...)

Artistic Home's Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra to Lead THE SEAGULL; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Artistic Home has announced its cast for their production of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy of unrequited love and unrealized dreams, The Seagull. (more...)

Lanford Wilson's Powerful BOOK OF DAYS to Close DMT's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is excited to announce the final show in our Revelations Season: BOOK OF DAYS, a gripping study of a small town murder mystery by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Lanford Wilson. (more...)

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