Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

Kim Zimmer Rejoins Cast of WICKED First North American Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked will welcome back Kim Zimmer as 'Madame Morrible' tonight, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

3Girls Theatre Company Brings MOMENTS OF TRUTH to Royce Gallery Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

3Girls Theatre Company takes pleasure in announcing the world premiere of an original musical comedy: MOMENTS OF TRUTH, by 3GT resident playwright Patricia Milton (book) and Caroline Altman (music & lyrics). This world premiere production is directed by Louis Parnell, with music direction by Scrumbly Koldewyn, and runs tonight, Sept. 16 - Oct. 18, 2015 at Royce Gallery in San Francisco. (more...)

Curious Theatre to Open RANCHO MIRAGE on Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Curious Theatre Company, in association with the National New Play Network (NNPN), presents Steven Dietz's Rancho Mirage, directed by Artistic Company Member Christopher Leo. The production runs October 31 - December 7, 2013 at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. The opening night is November 2, 2013, at 8 p.m. (more...)

NBC Gives Full Season Order to Debra Messing's MYSTERIES OF LAURA
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

NBC has given its first full season order to freshman cop drama MYSTERIES OF LAURA, starring Debra Messing. (more...)

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage Presents Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS in Westport
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, kicks off their 2013/2014 Season with the Tony Award winning play 'Master Class', by Terrance McNally. Performances are November 1-17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

2013 Writers in Performance Showcase Set for TPAC, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop culminating in public presentations. Throughout the course of the workshop, ten talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. (more...)

SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Returns to Ordway, Plays New Concert Hall for First Time
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold will play at the Ordway's concert hall on Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. just in time for the holidays. (more...)

DETROIT, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, MURDER FOR TWO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces four of its five plays for next year's 40th Anniversary season including Lisa D'Amour's disturbing yet bracingly funny drama Detroit, the Tony Award nominated Outside Mullingar by Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award-winning writer John Patrick Shanley, the runaway hit of this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays, brownsville song (b-side for tray) by rising playwright Kimber Lee, and Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair's musical whodunit Murder for Two, nominated for this year's Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. A final mainstage production will be announced shortly. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Self Centered Hollywood in Theater Schmeater's FOUR DOGS AND A BONE
by Jay Irwin - May 31, 2015

There may not be a ton of plot going on with Theater Schmeater's current production of "Four Dogs and a Bone". I mean there's no real message or over-arching moral other than "people in Hollywood are awful". But what it does have going for it is some very funny dialog and an ensemble that, while playing self-centered and back stabbing, are completely together in this piece which makes for a highly engaging and fun night. (more...)

The Flea to Present Stephen Lang in BEYOND GLORY, 6/5-6
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced Stephen Lang's BEYOND GLORY. Lang brings the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients to the stage in this exciting one-man show adapted from Larry Smith's bestselling book, Beyond Glory. As a tribute to fallen soldiers, Lang has performed the show on military bases and on the floor of Congress as well as on Broadway. In the fall of 2013 filming began on a documentary Beyond Glory: Tour of Duty, following Lang as he toured the show throughout the Heartland and to the front lines in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Now he brings the show and the film crew to The Flea, in order to document the play in its entirety. (more...)

Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker Star in MTC's HEISENBERG, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of HEISENBERG, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive), starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, 'The Practice') and Tony & Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, 'Weeds'), will play a strictly limited 6-week engagement beginning tonight, May 19, and opening Wednesday, June 3 as part of MTC's 2014-2015 season of The Studio at Stage II -- Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center. (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour directs Joe Jameson (The Divinity Student), Georgia Kerr (The Girl in the French Quarter), Peter Hannah (The Guard), James Tucker (Lester) and Tom Varey (Ollie Olsen). The company members play multiple roles around the central character of Ollie Olsen - characters weaving through the complex tapestry of his life. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

UK Premiere of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman, to Open at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announce the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour's production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

Tony- and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright John Patrick Shanley Honored by 2014 William Inge Theatre Festival, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

John Patrick Shanley, playwright, screenwriter and director, Oscar, Tony, Writers' Guild and Pulitzer Prize winner, will be the Honoree of the 33rd Annual William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, Kansas, at Independence Community College. (more...)

Emmy Winner Kim Zimmer to Star in OLD LOVE NEW LOVE at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Luna Stage is proud to present the world premiere of Old Love New Love, a new play by Laura Brienza. Old Love New Love, the final show in the company's 2016-2017 season, is a funny, moving, and life-affirming play about the challenges of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease. The cast of seven is led by Emmy Award-winning actress Kim Zimmer . (more...)

Attic Theater to Stage John Patrick Shanley's THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW This Summer at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The Attic Theater Company presents John Patrick Shanley's the dreamer examines his pillow, directed by Laura Braza. The first official revival of the play since its premiere in 1986, the dreamer examines his pillow will play a strictly-limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Flea Theater (41 White Street, Tribeca) Saturday, July 25th through Saturday, August 15th.  The Opening Night is Thursday, July 30th at 7 PM.  (more...)

Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker Star in MTC's HEISENBERG, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, 'The Practice') and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, 'Weeds') opens tonight, June 3, as part of MTC's 2014-2015 season of The Studio at Stage II -- Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center -- Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

New York City Arts in Education Roundtable to Host 'MOONSTRUCK MEETS STARSTRUCK' Benefit, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable will host MOONSTRUCK MEETS STARSTUCK: A FESTIVE BENEFIT FOR THE YOUNG AT ART on Monday, June 9th at 6:00 pm at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue). This year's benefit will honor the artistry of John Patrick Shanley and support the Roundtable's programs for the hundreds of organizations and practitioners who bring arts education to the city's schools and communities. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Josh Seymour on Directing ONE ARM by Tennessee Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

As One Arm by Tennessee Williams adapted for the stage by Moisés Kaufman opens at Southwark Playhouse this week, BroadwayWorld speak to the director, Josh Seymour, around the final rehearsals for the play ahead of its UK premiere. The show is now playing at the Southwark Playhouse 10th June  - 14th July. (more...)

MTC Will Present World Premiere of John Patrick Shanley's PRODIGAL SON in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) has just announced Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Prodigal Son, the new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse, 7/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the area premiere of John Patrick Shanley's new Irish comedy Outside Mullingar, which had its world premiere on Broadway last year.  (more...)

The Promenade Playhouse Announces Cast of THE PORCINI TEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Announcing the stellar cast of THE PORCINI TEST, will be ready to open at The Promenade Playhouse on July 17th. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A starry SPAMALOT opens at the Hollywood Bowl and more! (more...)

Attic Theater Stages THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW, Beginning Tonight at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

The Attic Theater Company presents John Patrick Shanley's (pictured, left) the dreamer examines his pillow, directed by Laura Braza. The first official revival of the play since its premiere in 1986, the dreamer examines his pillow will play a strictly-limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Flea Theater (41 White Street, Tribeca) Saturday, July 25th through Saturday, August 15th. The Opening Night is tonight, July 30th at 7 PM. (more...)

Attic Theater Stages John Patrick Shanley's THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW, Beginning Tonight at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

The Attic Theater Company presents John Patrick Shanley's (pictured, left) the dreamer examines his pillow, directed by Laura Braza. The first official revival of the play since its premiere in 1986, the dreamer examines his pillow will play a strictly-limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Flea Theater (41 White Street, Tribeca) tonight, July 25th through Saturday, August 15th. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

3Girls Theatre Company to Bring MOMENTS OF TRUTH to Royce Gallery This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

3Girls Theatre Company takes pleasure in announcing the world premiere of an original musical comedy: MOMENTS OF TRUTH, by 3GT resident playwright Patricia Milton (book) and Caroline Altman (music & lyrics). This world premiere production is directed by Louis Parnell, with music direction by Scrumbly Koldewyn, and runs Sept. 16 - Oct. 18, 2015 at Royce Gallery in San Francisco. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin recently announced the area premiere of John Patrick Shanley's new Irish comedy Outside Mullingar, which had its world premiere on Broadway last year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FOUR DOGS AND A BONE: Stage and Screen Intersect at Capital Fringe
by Ellen Burns - Jul 12, 2014

Pumpernickel Productions offers up a John Patrick Shanley comedy, Four Dogs and a Bone at Capital Fringe, and Anne Vandercook shines. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, tonight, July 10, through July 19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR's Brian F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing Set for 'The Leonard Lopate Show', 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR cast members Brian F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing will be featured on WNYC's 'The Leonard Lopate Show' tomorrow at 12:40 PM EST. WNYC broadcasts locally on 93.9 FM, 820 AM, or online at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/. (more...)

Debra Messing to Join Abigail Breslin in ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

As previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby - today, Deadline has confirmed that the project has officially received a green light, with television star and stage alum Debra Messing coming on board. (more...)

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

Emmy Winner Kim Zimmer to Star in New Play OLD LOVE NEW LOVE at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Luna Stage will welcome Emmy-Award winning actress Kim Zimmer to star in the world premiere of OLD LOVE NEW LOVE by Laura Brienza, the final show in the company's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Debra Messing Gushes on Starring in Upcoming DIRTY DANCING Reboot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

As BWW previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby and Debra Messing (SMASH) as Baby's mom, Marjorie Houseman. (more...)

Nylon Fusion to Present THE BIG FUNK & A SNOWFALL IN BERLIN in Rep, 3/12-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company presents two thoughtful and poignantly funny takes on the meaning of trying to define yourself in the world, and the nature of performance in life, on film and on stage with the world premiere of Don Nigro's noir comedy A Snowfall in Berlin (running March 12 - April 5) alternating with the revival of John Patrick Shanley's seldom-seen The Big Funk: A Casual Play (running March 13 - April 6). The plays will be presented in repertory at separate performances at Teatro LaTea @ Clemente Soto Velez, located at 107 Suffolk Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. (more...)

The Geffen Playhouse: Twenty Years Of Serious Theater Presented With A Hollywood Sheen
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2016

The Los Angeles theatre that carries David Geffen's name serves its community as well as emerging playwrights. (more...)

2013 Writers in Performance Showcase Set for TPAC, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop culminating in public presentations. Throughout the course of the workshop, ten talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. (more...)

Taso Mikroulis to Join MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Taso Mikroulis is set to take on the role of leading male "Peter Pinnunziato" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" now in it's second year opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Currently being played by Christopher Parkhurst Abbott, Mikroulis is set to step in as the estranged gay brother for the winter season beginning January 11th every Sunday at 7pm. (more...)

Kim Zimmer to Star in HELLO, DOLLY! at The Barn Theatre School, 8/19-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

For the first time in 25 years, The Barn Theatre proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, HELLO, DOLLY! Kim Zimmer stars as the beloved matchmaker Dolly Levi in this classic Broadway hit! (more...)

Kim Zimmer Stars in HELLO, DOLLY! at The Barn Theatre School, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

For the first time in 25 years, The Barn Theatre presents the Tony Award winning musical, HELLO, DOLLY! Kim Zimmer stars as the beloved matchmaker Dolly Levi in this classic Broadway hit! (more...)

TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome back Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

Nathan Lane and Debra Messing to Lead Benefit Readings of Short Plays by Wesley Taylor This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Stage stars Tony winner Nathan Lane and Emmy winner Debra Messing -- an odd pair but a fun choice -- are teaming up for BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

OLD LOVE NEW LOVE's Kim Zimmer to Host Meet and Greet, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Emmy Award-Winning Actress Kim Zimmer will do a Meet and Greet for fans following the Sunday April 17th performance of Old Love New Love by Laura Brienza at Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ. Meet Kim, hear her read an excerpt from her best selling memoir 'I'm Just Saying!', and take part in a Q and A about her career and her role in the production of Old Love New Love. The performance of Old Love New Love on Sunday April 17th is at 3pm. The Meet and Greet will follow at 5:30pm. These are separately ticked events. Tickets for Old Love New Love on that date are $37. Tickets for the Meet and Greet are $25. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

New York Stage And Film, Vassar Set 30th Anniversary Season: 'BABYLON LINE,' THE LISTENER & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are pleased to announce the three new works that will be featured on the Mainstage during the 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Subscriptions go on sale May 7; full programming and ticket sale information will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Denis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, "The Practice") and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, "Weeds") begins rehearsals Thursday. (more...)

Mary-Louise Parker & Bruce Willis to Co-Host TONY Nominations Announcement Live
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Mary-Louise Parker, a Tony Award winner and three time Tony nominee, will be joined by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis to announce the nominations for the American Theatre Wing's TONY AWARDS in a live webcast, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 28 at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Annual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. The special performance will include six original plays. This year the playwrights for the benefit will include: Israel Horovitz, Dominique Morisseau, Antoinette Nwandu, John Patrick Shanley, Regina Taylor as well as an award-winning writer from the Planet Connections community that will be announced later. (more...)

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