Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, tonight, September 24, through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 5PM. (more...)

Mark Blum, Diane Davis and More Star in Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Primary Stages continues its 29th season with a new production of their acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). Directed by Evan Cabnet (A Kid Like Jake at Lincoln Center Theater, The Performers on Broadway), the production will feature Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties and Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway), Diane Davis (Old Acquaintance on Broadway, Regrets Only at MTC), two-time Obie Award-winner Kathryn Grody (The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Top Girls, A Mom's Life), and Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America andThe Brother/Sister Plays Off-Broadway). The Model Apartment runs tonight, September 24 - November 1 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24, Primary Stages continues its 29th season with a new production of their acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award-winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). Directed by Evan Cabnet (A Kid Like Jake at Lincoln Center Theater,The Performers on Broadway), the production will feature Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties and Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway), Diane Davis (Old Acquaintance on Broadway, Regrets Only at MTC), two-time Obie Award-winner Kathryn Grody (The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Top Girls, A Mom's Life), and Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America and The Brother/Sister Plays Off-Broadway). The Model Apartment runs through November 1 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, October 15 at 7PM. (more...)

UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that the world premiere of While I Yet Live will begin performances on Wednesday, September 24 at 7PM. Producers have decided to delay the start of previews due to technical issues. (more...)

Richard Topol Stars as Yogi Berra in Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Primary Stages has announced that Richard Topol (Broadway's The Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice) will assume the role of Yogi Berra in their World Premiere production of Bronx Bombers, written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). Due to artistic differences, Joe Pantoliano, initially announced to play the role of Yogi Berra, will not continue with the production. The production has delayed its first performance to tonight, September 20. Opening night remains scheduled for October 8 at 7pm. Bronx Bombers runs through October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Richard Topol to Star as Yogi Berra in Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Primary Stages has announced that Richard Topol (Broadway's The Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice) will assume the role of Yogi Berra in their World Premiere production of Bronx Bombers, written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). Due to artistic differences, Joe Pantoliano, initially announced to play the role of Yogi Berra, will not continue with the production. The production has delayed its first performance to Friday, September 20. Opening night remains scheduled for October 8 at 7pm. Bronx Bombers runs through October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Crashbox Theater Companys' KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) Begins Performances Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Crashbox Theater Company will present the World Premiere of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) by Colby Day. Director Andrew J. Scoville will stage the production in an authentic Brooklyn apartment with a limited audience of 20 per performance.  Previews begin October 16 with opening night slated for Wednesday, October 21 at Brian & Simone's Apartment. (more...)

BANK JOB, HUNTING AND GATHERING & More Set for Amphibian Stage Productions' 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced the line-up of plays that will make up its 2014 season. The company will present four main stage productions, including one world premiere and one regional premiere, and three staged readings, as well as continue National Theatre Live screenings at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (more...)

Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker, James Barry and Lucas Papaelias to Reprise Roles in THESE PAPER BULLETS at the Atlantic; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay at Atlantic Theater Company. Much of the company carries over from the show's Los Angeles premiere. (more...)

Christopher Durang & Stephen Sultan to be Honored at Primary Stages' Annual Gala, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Primary Stages has announced that their annual Gala will take place Monday, November 11, 2013 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The event will honor Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang and President of the General Counsel at Dramatists Play Service, Stephen Sultan. The Gala Chairs are Catherine Adler and HBO. The Tony nominated star of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Kristine Nielsen, will offer a tribute to Mr. Durang. Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley will offer a tribute to Mr. Sultan. The evening will feature performances by Rachel DeBenedet (Catch Me If You Can, Addams Family), Alan Paul (Grease, Oliver!, Manhattan Transfer), Michele Ragusa (Urinetown, Ragtime, A Class Act, Adrift in Macao), and Alton F. White (The Color Purple, The Lion King, Ragtime). (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, begins tonight, November 20, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Crashbox Theater Extends Immersive Drama KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) thru Nov 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Crashbox Theater Company announces an extension of its World Premiere production of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) by Colby Day. Director Andrew J Scoville has staged the production in an authentic Brooklyn apartment with a limited audience of 20 per performance. Performances will now run through November 13 at Brian & Simone's Apartment. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUNSET BABY at Rep Stage in Columbia - A Powerful and Prescient Presentation
by Charles Shubow - May 6, 2015

Playwright Dominique Morisseau's play features Valeka J. Holt, Manu H. Kumasi, and Jefferson A. Russell. (more...)

Tom Dudzick's DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Comes To Circle Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The third play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy, DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS. A budding playwright's dreams are swept away into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzick's semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions Over the Tavern (2005); The Last Mass at St. Casimir's (2007); Hail Mary! (2009); and Miracle on South Division Street (2013).  (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, 'ANTIGONE PROJECT' and More Set for Rep Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), proudly announces its 2015-16 season lineup. (more...)

Mamie Gummer to Join Jennifer Aniston in CAKE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Mamie Gummer will star opposite Jennifer Aniston in the upcoming film CAKE, directed by Daniel Barnz from a script by Patrick Tobin. (more...)

Rep Stage to Conclude Season with Brooke Berman's HUNTING AND GATHERING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), closes its 23rd season with Brooke Berman's "Hunting and Gathering," directed by Kasi Campbell. Named as one of the Ten Best Plays by New York Magazine and lauded by Variety for its "bracing wit and intelligence," the play features four New Yorkers as they seek shelter, physically and spiritually, in a variety of temporary homes and with one another. In this smart and sexy comedy, relationship questions are recast as real estate issues-Who will move in with whom? What will be the price of this commitment?-and Berman take a fresh approach to examining the trials and tribulations of being on your own in a bewildering existential landscape. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Cape May Stage to Present MOON OVER BUFFALO, Begin. 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Cape May Stage presents the rip-roaringly hilarious farce Moon Over BuffaloI Known for the outrageously funny hijinks of Lend Me A Tenor, playwright Ken Ludwig does it again with Moon Over Buffalo - called "wildly funny" by ABC News and "one of the most hysterical things put onstage" by The New York Post. (more...)

Check Out the Full Schedule for the 9th Annual 'Welcome to Boog City' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The 9th Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival -- 5 Days of Poetry, Music, and Theater -- is headed to New York City! (more...)

Pacifica Graduate Institute features New Summer/Fall Workshops, Seminars and Teleconferences
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

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THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

Alice Ripley, David Lindsay-Abaire & Pam MacKinnon to Host Master Classes at ESPA, 8/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), the company's professional training school, is pleased to announce a rare collection of Master Classes featuring Tony Award-winning director Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), and Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley (Next to Normal). (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends MURDER FOR TWO Through 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) extends its New York premiere musical comedy Murder For Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and directed by Scott Schwartz yet another week through August 25. Murder for Twofeatures Jeff Blumenkrantz (How to Succeed...) and Brett Ryback (The History Boys at Ahmanson). Previews began on July 10 and opening night was Thursday, July 25. (more...)

Crashbox Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Crashbox Theater Company will present the World Premiere of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) by Colby Day. Director Andrew J Scoville will stage the production in an authentic Brooklyn apartment with a limited audience of 20 per performance. Previews begin October 16 with opening night slated for Wednesday, October 21 at Brian & Simone's Apartment. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents the World Premiere of CEDARS at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 7/23-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents James Naughton in the world premiere of Cedars at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 26 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 23 at 8pm and the production closes August 9 at 8pm. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Plays by Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives Set for Primary Stages' 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) announces their 30th Anniversary Season (2014-2015). In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three new premieres. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Announces SUMMERWORKS Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. Now in its 21st season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 27 through July 9 at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: EVERY ANGEL IS BRUTAL by Julia Jarcho and directed by Knud Adams; THE TOMB OF KING TOT by Eric Dufault and directed by Portia Krieger; and TUMACHO by Ethan Lipton and directed by Leigh Silverman. Festival passes are now on sale at: https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/passes. (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

Lydia Mackay, Garret Storms & More to Star in Amphibian's HUNTING AND GATHERING, 4/10-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced casting for its second main stage production of the 2014 season, Hunting and Gathering, which will be produced in collaboration with Theatre TCU. Lydia Mackay, Garret Storms, Kelsey Summers, and Sam Swanson will star in this comedy, running Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, May 4 at Amphibian's Berlene T. & Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at 120 S. Main Street. Harry Parker, Chair of TCU's Department of Theatre will direct the production. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

Primary Stages' THE TRIBUTE ARTIST Extends Through March 30th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Primary Stages, Daryl Roth, and Ted Snowdon in association with Jamie deRoy has announced a two week extension for The Tribute Artist, a new world premiere comedy written by and starring Tony-nominee Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Olive and the Bitter Herbs). Extended through March 30 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters, the production is directed by Busch's long-time collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, The Third Story), and features Mary Bacon (Harrison, TX...; Giant), Cynthia Harris (Lost in Yonkers, 'Mad About You'), Julie Halston (Olive and the Bitter Herbs, Anything Goes) Keira Keeley (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie), and Jonathan Walker (The Assembled Parties, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Fatima Re-Make In The Works by Origin Entertainment and Braven Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

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9th Annual 'Welcome to Boog City' Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The 9th Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival -- 5 Days of Poetry, Music, and Theater -- is headed to New York City! (more...)

Alice Ripley, David Lindsay-Abaire & Pam MacKinnon Host Master Classes at ESPA This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), the company's professional training school, is pleased to announce a rare collection of Master Classes featuring Tony Award-winning director Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), and Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley (Next to Normal). (more...)

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, 'ANTIGONE PROJECT' and More Set for Rep Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), proudly announces its 2015-16 season lineup. (more...)

Mark Blum, Diane Davis and More to Star in Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Primary Stages continues its 29th season with a new production of their acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). Directed by Evan Cabnet (A Kid Like Jake at Lincoln Center Theater, The Performers on Broadway), the production will feature Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties and Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway), Diane Davis (Old Acquaintance on Broadway, Regrets Only at MTC), two-time Obie Award-winner Kathryn Grody (The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Top Girls, A Mom's Life), and Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America andThe Brother/Sister Plays Off-Broadway). The Model Apartment runs September 24 - November 1 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, October 15 at 7PM. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends MURDER FOR TWO Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) extends its New York premiere musical comedy Murder For Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and directed by Scott Schwartz yet another week through August 25. Murder for Twofeatures Jeff Blumenkrantz (How to Succeed...) and Brett Ryback (The History Boys at Ahmanson). Previews began on July 10 and opening night was Thursday, July 25. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Cast for ESPA*DRILLS Reading Series at 59E59, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Primary Stages ESPA has announced casting for the ESPA*Drills Reading Series this August. ESPA*Drills is an annual new play development program providing professionally staged readings to four ESPA playwrights. The plays are workshopped at Primary Stages under the guidance of the ESPA staff and presented before an audience of industry peers at Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters. ESPA*Drills provides an exclusive opportunity for students to receive professional attention through the resources and support of Primary Stages. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends MURDER FOR TWO Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) extends its New York premiere musical comedy Murder For Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and directed by Scott Schwartz prior to opening through August 17. Murder for Two features Jeff Blumenkrantz (How to Succeed…) and Brett Ryback (The History Boys at Ahmanson). Previews began on July 10 and opening night is Thursday, July 25. (more...)

OITNB and Stage Star Michael Chernus to Guest on ELEMENTARY This Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Earlier today, EW reported that Michael Chernus (Orange Is the New Black) will appear in a guest-starring role on CBS's ELEMENTARY. (more...)

Mamie Gummer Set for Recurring Role on WGN's America's MANHATTAN
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Mamie Gummer has signed on for a recurring role on the second season of WGN America's MANHATTAN. (more...)

Amphibian Stage's HUNTING AND GATHERING Opens 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its second main stage production of the 2014 season, Hunting and Gathering, produced in collaboration with Theatre TCU. Lydia Mackay, Garret Storms, Kelsey Summers, and Sam Swanson will star in this comedy, running Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, May 4 at Amphibian's Berlene T. & Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at 120 S. Main Street. Harry Parker, Chair of TCU's Department of Theatre will direct the production. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

Amphibian Stage's HUNTING AND GATHERING Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its second main stage production of the 2014 season, Hunting and Gathering, produced in collaboration with Theatre TCU. Lydia Mackay, Garret Storms, Kelsey Summers, and Sam Swanson will star in this comedy, running tonight, April 10 through Sunday, May 4 at Amphibian's Berlene T. & Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at 120 S. Main Street. Harry Parker, Chair of TCU's Department of Theatre will direct the production. (more...)

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