BWW Review: Well Acted, Overly Long IN A FOREST, DARK AND DEEP at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - Sep 9, 2015

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Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat Join The New Group's STEVE; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard.  Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 3 - December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

Arizona Theatre, Stray Cat Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason's new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging. SEX WITH STRANGERS plays tonight, Sept. 24, through Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

Directors, Cast Announced for NYM's Season Launch with Neil LaBute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

NYMadness Season Launch, RACIAL MADNESS with Featured Guest Neil LaBute (The Way We Get By, Bash: Latter-Day Plays, Outer Critics Circle Award for Fat Pig, Independent Spirit Award for In the Company of Men, Reasons to be Pretty, Reason to be Happy, American Academy Arts and Letters.) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Steven Pasquale Croons at #Ham4Ham Lottery
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2015

We've all been eagerly watching each of the twice-weekly #Ham4Ham shows, that Lin-Manuel Miranda has been putting on before the lottery on two show days for the hordes of fans who have been turning out. Today's special guest? Steven Pasquale. (more...)

Jennifer Tilly, Dylan Baker & More Set for Eric Bogosian's 100 MONOLOGUES at PS122
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

To benefit their 2016 return to their East Village home, Performance Space 122 (PS122) and Executive Producer Anson Mount bring together widely acclaimed playwright Eric Bogosian and director Jo Bonney, along with their close friends, for two-nights of hand-selected, intimate performances from Bogosian's 100 Monologues series. (more...)

Zachary Quinto Will Lead Noah Haidle's SMOKEFALL at MCC; Opens in February
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy® Award nominee Zachary Quinto will lead the cast of the New York premiere of Smokefall, by Noah Haidle and directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall continues MCC Theater's season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning February 4, 2016 and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. Single tickets will go on sale January 5, 2016, but advanced tickets are currently available via subscription packages at www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

GLO 2015 Sets Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

GLO (Green Light One-Acts) was created by Green Light Productions to showcase the best short plays written by women. Submissions for this year's GLO were open to Los Angeles-area women only because of our commitment to promoting local artists. Out of over a hundred submissions, these five plays represent some of the most talented writers in our area who are creating dynamic characters and engaging stories.  Powerfully funny and intensely moving, the 2015 GLO plays are an incredible look at love, loss and surviving them both. (more...)

Hartford Stage Presents THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN by Dan O'Brien with Michael Crane and Michael Cumpsty
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Hartford Stage will present Dan O'Brien's bold, radically theatrical and poetic true story, The Body of an American, with direction by Jo Bonney and featuring Michael Crane and Michael Cumpsty, from January 7-31, 2016. (more...)

Billy Crudup, Gaby Hoffman, Marin Ireland Join PS122's 100 MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

On November 16 & 17, Performance Space 122 (PS122) is presenting two special nights of Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues series to benefit PS122's move next year back into their home in the East Village. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE Begins Performances Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays tonight, November 3, through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

Neil LaBute to Serve as Showrunner for Syfy's New VAN HELSING Series
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Neil LaBute will serve as showrunner for a new Syfy series which will center on a female counterpart to the classic gothic horror character Van Helsing.   (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/18/2015 - STEVE and LAZARUS Off-Broadway, SPRING AWAKENING at the White House!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 18, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: STEVE and LAZARUS bow off-Broadway, SPRING AWAKENING heads to the White House and more! (more...)

The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for tonight, November 18. (more...)

Braveheart Productions' FAT PIG Begins Tonight at The Red Sandcastle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Braveheart Productions in association with Wild Pony present Fat Pig an American play by Neil LaBute directed by Rae Ellen Bodie who recently helmed August Strindberg's CREDITORS for Coal Mine Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Piper Perabo Discusses LOST GIRLS and Activism For Syrian Refugees
by Michael Dale - Nov 16, 2015

After making her New York stage debut with MCC's REASONS TO BE PRETTY, she's back at the Lortel in John Pollono's dark comedy. (more...)

MCC Theater's LOST GIRLS, Starring Piper Perabo, Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

MCC Theater announced today the extension -- by popular demand -- of its hit comedy, John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, starring Golden Globe nominee Piper Perabo, through Friday, December 4th. It was previously scheduled through November 29th. (more...)

Braveheart Productions to Present FAT PIG at The Red Sandcastle Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Braveheart Productions in association with Wild Pony present Fat Pig an American play by Neil LaBute directed by Rae Ellen Bodie who recently helmed August Strindberg's CREDITORS for Coal Mine Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DISGRACED at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a Pulitzer Prize winner, Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee and Sacramento premiere. DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will be directed by Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director Michael Stevenson. DISGRACED will run from May 4 through June 5, 2016 with a Press Opening on Saturday, May 7 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Charles Dorfman, Carley Stenson & More to Star in Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their debut production Miss Julie, Buckland Theatre Company has today announced casting for Some Girl(s). Written by multi Tony Award nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will be Buckland's first play in PARK90 at the Park Theatre, London which will be the company's home in 2016. Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Present 'Off the Shelf' Reading of FAT PIG
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Fat Pig by Neil LaBute, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:30pm.  The production will be directed by Ellen Peters. (more...)

Matthew Perry's END OF LONGING Will Make US Debut at MCC; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director)—which recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its first-ever home, a two-theater complex on West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue— has just announced its30th Anniversary Season, which will bring together frequent MCC collaborators alongside artists new to the family for a three-play-and-a-musical season, running September 2016 through June 2017. Anchored by four mainstage premieres, the Theater will also continue its new works in development PlayLabs series and robust education initiatives throughout the season. This year's PlayLabs programming will be announced at a later date. All productions will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).  For more info, visit www.mcctheater.org.   (more...)

MCC Theater Will Break Ground on New Performance Space Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that it will break ground on its first permanent home on March 22, 2016. Set to open in 2018, the space will unite MCC's diverse roster of programs under one roof for the first time in the company's three-decade history. The new facility will also allow MCC to expand its programming and establish it as a cultural anchor within the Clinton neighborhood. One of New York's leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, the institution fosters the dynamic exchange of ideas between artists, audiences, and young people through its productions of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals, a robust playwright development initiative, and one of the nation's leading arts education programs. (more...)

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS Returns to Sing'theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

A whirlwind of emotions swathed in colourful rhythms heads to the stage in the upcoming Sing'theatre production, the smash hit Off-Broadway jukebox musical, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. One of the longest-running off-Broadway musical revue of all times, it's initial run broke box-office records and played to countless sold-out houses. (more...)

DON QUIXOTE Opens Tonight at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2015 season, The QUIXOTIC DAYS AND ERRANT NIGHTS OF THE KNIGHT ERRANT DON QUIXOTE by Brenda Withers, next Today, kicking off a four-week run of the play. (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Win a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Master playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber are offering one-one-one master advice contest for writers! (more...)

THE GREAT DIVIDE Opens Tonight at Lillian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Elephant Theatre Company is delighted to present the World Premier of The Great Divide by Lyle Kessler, directed by David Fofi. Opening night is tonight, July 11th at the Lillian Theatre (1036 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038). The production runs Thursday, Friday and Today at 8 PM and Sunday at 5 PM through August 29th, 2015.Tickets are $25 and available at Plays411.net/divide or by calling 323.960.4429. (more...)

Short Plays by Neil LaBute Set for VICES AND VIRTUES at Profiles Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Profiles Theatre continues its 27th season with VICES AND VIRTUES, two full evenings featuring eleven short plays by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, performing in rotating repertory. Each evening features Midwest and World premieres of some of LaBute's newest shorts, staged by individual directors and featuring an ensemble cast of twenty performers. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces UK Premiere of REASONS TO BE HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy Reasons to be Happy, directed by Michael Attenborough. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Eagle Theatre to Present HEATHERS, 3/18-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Eagle Theatre, opens the new groundbreaking theatrical phenomenon, HEATHERS - THE MUSICAL, on March 18th - April 24th, 2016, at the Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine Street, Hammonton, NJ. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of SMOKEFALL by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. SMOKEFALL will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), opening tonight, February 22, for an extended run through March 20, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for REASONS TO BE HAPPY at Hampstead Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE HAPPY, which previews from 17 March and opens 24 March for a run through 16 April 2016. Directed by Michael Attenborough, the full cast features Tom Burke, Warren Brown, Robyn Addison, and Lauren O'Neil. (more...)

LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA and WILD to Premiere at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces two world premieres for the Main Stage, LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA by Howard Brenton and WILD by Mike Bartlett. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of BUTLER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Regional Premiere of Butler opening January 7, 2016 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through February 7, with Dale McFadden serving as director. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE Written by Tony Abatemarco and Directed by Elizabeth Swain Opening Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8pm reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays, 8pm Saturdays, and 3pm Sundays through Feb 28, 2016 The Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the St. Louis Actors' Studio?with the NYC premiere of their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lexi Wolfe, Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell, G.D. Kimble, JJ Strong, and John Doble. Directed by Milton Zoth and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Wednesday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.  Press opening is Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Matthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) with a sparkling new production, March 8 - March 20, 2016. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

Stage Vet Steven Pasquale Signs on for CBS Drama Pilot DOUBT
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Broadway's Steven Pasquale is lighting up this year's TV schedule.  Deadline reports that the actor will appear opposite Katherine Heigl in CBS's upcoming rework of its legal drama pilot DOUBT. (more...)

THE GREAT DIVIDE to Play Lillian Theatre, 7/11-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Elephant Theatre Company is delighted to present the World Premier of The Great Divide by Lyle Kessler, directed by David Fofi. Opening night is Today, July 11th at the Lillian Theatre (1036 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038). The production runs Thursday, Friday and Today at 8 PM and Sunday at 5 PM through August 29th, 2015.Tickets are $25 and available at Plays411.net/divide or by calling 323.960.4429. (more...)

Arizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason's new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging. SEX WITH STRANGERS plays Sept. 24-Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

NYMadness to Open Season with Neil LaBute; Featured Guests Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

New York Madness will Launch their Season on Sept 22nd at 8pm with Featured Guest Playwright Neil LaBute (The Way We Get By, Bash: Latter-Day Plays, Outer Critics Circle Award for Fat Pig, Independent Spirit Award for In the Company of Men, Reasons to be Pretty, Reason to be Happy, American Academy Arts and Letters.)  (more...)

Neil Labute & More Added to MCC Theater's Playlabs Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the 2015 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights MCC Playwright in Residence Neil LaBute, MCC Theater Youth Company alum Ren Dara Santiago, and rising playwright Stephen Brown.  Readings will be held on September 21st, September 28th, and October 5th, as shown below, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).  All readings are at 7pm.  Full casting will be announced at a later date.  Tickets on-sale now are $15, which include the post-reading reception.  For tickets and more info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Winner DISGRACED Comes to Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a Pulitzer Prize winner, Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee and Sacramento premiere. (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Extends JERUSALEM Through May 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Profiles Theatre announces an extension for its hit production of JERUSALEM by Jez Butterworth, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The critically-acclaimed Midwest premiere opened at Profiles on March 10, 2016 and will extend for an additional four weeks through May 22, 2016. (more...)

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