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Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents Regional Premiere Of Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the Regional Premiere of Velina Hasu Houston's international comic drama, Calligraphy. Two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters, and two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them, are all boldly calligraphed in this free-wheeling work set in Los Angeles and Tokyo, past and present. East and West collide as Japanese free-spirit Sayuri and biracial American Hiromi care for their feuding mothers, whom they gamely hope to reunite before it is too late.Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, Calligraphy will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley March 8-April 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($31-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

OSLO's Jefferson Mays Admits to Still Getting Stage Fright
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 9, 2017

Rhapsody Magazine for United Airlines recently talked to Jefferson Mays as he prepares to begin previews for his new play, Oslo. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse and Ping Chong + Co Present Community-Engaged SOUTH OF THE 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces a collaboration with the acclaimed theatre group Ping Chong + Company to develop and present South of The 8, a brand-new, community-engaged piece, created with and performed by a group individuals living in neighborhoods south of the I-8. Scripted by Sara Zatz and Daniela Rivera and directed by Sara Zatz, South of The 8 will have three public presentations on Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 1 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm at the City Heights Performance Annex (3795 Fairmount Avenue). Tickets are $15 and are available online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries today, Monday, March 6, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). (more...)

Up on the Marquee: WAR PAINT on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Mar 31, 2017

Starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country's first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary-pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men. (more...)

Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE to Close La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces The Cake, a new play by Bekah Brunstetter (TV's This is Us), as the final production of its 2017/2018 season, running in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre February 6 - March 4, 2018. (more...)

New Broadway Musical WAR PAINT Announces General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical WAR PAINT, which begins previews next Tuesday, March 7, has announced its rush ticket policy. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents Conversation Starter THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Greasepaint Youtheatre presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT, April 7 - 9, 2017, a dramatization of the aftermath of an infamous hate crime. This breathtaking theatrical collage explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Based on interviews with citizens of Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard, this play is a true and heartbreaking story. (more...)

Broadway's WAR PAINT Launching Digital Lottery Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical War Paint, which is currently in previews, will add a digital lottery beginning Tuesday, March 28. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the complete casting and public on-sale date for its world-premiere musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. (more...)

About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the conclusion of the company's 2016-17 season. (more...)

CRT Downtown presents the Jackpot Comedy THE QUEEN OF BINGO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Next on Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown's busy spring schedule is the jackpot comedy "The Queen of Bingo", by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy.  Evening performances at 7:30 PM will play on Friday and Saturday, March 31st  & April 1st, and April 7th & 8th. Matinees are available on April 2nd and 9th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or in person at the CRT Downtown Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. CRT Downtown is located at 24 Port Watson Street in the city of Cortland. (more...)

Actors Co-Op production of 33 VARIATIONS Extends Through 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce that the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE!, Stage Raw TOP TEN, Ovation Recommended), smash-hit, Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MARCH 26at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY and More Slated for Laguna Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2017-2018 season of shows. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

After a critically-acclaimed sell-out run in New York City, playwright,  performer and activist James Lecesne will bring his inspirational solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, to Hartford Stage from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 23.  The play deftly navigates the effects of bullying and the search for identity while telling an uplifting story about love, overcoming prejudices, and being true to one's self. (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff and Lisa Howard to Lead ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the principal leads for Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. Paul Alexander Nolan will lead the cast as Tully, and will be joined by Alison Luff as Rachel and Lisa Howard as Tammy. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the six productions of its 2017/2018 Season.  The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Open Stage of Harrisburg Founders Donald and Anne Alsedek Are Retiring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Open Stage of Harrisburg announced today that theatre mainstays Anne and Don Alsedek will retire June 30, 2017, at the conclusion of the theatre's 31st season. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I Am My Own Wife in Oklahoma, and RULES OF SECONDS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for WAR PAINT
by Walter McBride - Apr 7, 2017

Starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country's first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary-pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men. (more...)

HIllary Clinton Receives Standing O at WAR PAINT Opening Night
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 7, 2017

Hillary Clinton attended opening night of the new Broadway musical WAR PAINT last night, alongside her longtime top aide Huma Abedin. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Glamorous Opening Night Curtain Call at WAR PAINT!
by Walter McBride - Apr 7, 2017

Starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The WAR PAINT Gang Poses for Glamour Shots on Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 7, 2017

After the curtain closed at the Nederlander Theatre last night, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole celebrated their triumphant return to Broadway in true fashion at Gotham Hall. We're taking you behind the scenes of the WAR PAINT opening night after party below! (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Beauties- First Look at Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in WAR PAINT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country's first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary-pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men. (more...)

WAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the original cast album of the new musical, War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's I AM MY OWN WIFE Showcases Matthew Alvin Brown's Multifaceted Skill
by Ronn Burton - Apr 3, 2017

Lyric Theatre continues its 2017 Season with the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, a one-man show starring familiar Lyric performer Matthew Alvin Brown. Brown portrays over 30 characters, utilizing a myriad of accents and dialects, to tell the engrossing true story of of a 20th Century antique collector, who also happened to be a communist informant, secret gay nightclub owner, and self-proclaimed transvestite. This story is an important one - especially significant with transgender rights being so politicized at the moment; yet in Brown and Baron's capable hands, a veritably entertaining evening at the theatre … not to be missed. (more...)

About Face presents BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Following hit performances of I Am My Own Wife and The Temperamentals, About Face Theatre concludes its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield's contemporary love story BRIGHT HALF LIFE, directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm, playing May 26 - July 1, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office.  (more...)

Cal Shakes Opens 2017 Season with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Director Desdemona Chiang makes her Cal Shakes debut, infusing Shakespeare's  romantic comedy with the vibrant, complicated, and shifting energy of the Bay Area.   Berkeley, CA, April 26 - California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy, As You Like It. In director Desdemona Chiang's all new production, adaptable and resilient Rosalind must leave everything she knows behind to find her true family. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Battle It Out in Highlights from WAR PAINT
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

Starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country's first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary-pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men. (more...)

Sundance Institute to Highlight New Work by Syrian Playwrights in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Six Europe-based Syrian playwrights will create new work in Arabic as part of Sundance Institute's Playwrights Residency in Berlin and Neuklostersee, continuing the Theatre Program's mission-driven tradition of nurturing and amplifying emerging and established playwrights at the cutting edge of their craft, and furthers their support of work from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins, Kenneth Posner & Catherine Zuber Bring WAR PAINT from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 21, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, Kenneth Posner & Catherine Zuber, who acted as scenic, lighting and costume designers for Broadway's beautified hit, War Paint. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Beauties of WAR PAINT Hit the Recording Studio!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 18, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ghostlight Records will soon release the original cast album of the new musical, War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. Set to be released in June, pre-orders are now being taken at the theater. To sign up for updates, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/war-paint. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Once on this Island Auditions!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Once on this Island Auditions! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/14 - 24 Hour Chicago Musical and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/14 - 24 Hour Chicago Musical and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed This Week - Once on this Island Auditions and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Once on this Island Auditions and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Broadway @ Series and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Broadway @ Series and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/14 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/14 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 4/14 - SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Apr 14, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 4/14 - TITANIC and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! TITANIC and More! (more...)

Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast! (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Lounge a Little Longer at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Due to incredible demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its world-premiere production of Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run May 9 - June 25. Individual tickets for the show went on sale to the public Sunday, March 26, shattering box office records. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced, following critical acclaim and popular demand, a one-week extension for The Profane, the world premiere of a new play by Horton Foote Prize winner Zayd Dohrn (Sick, Reborning) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy). (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Season Continues with THROW PITCHFORK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 2016-17 season and gets spring started with a provocative and moving one-person play, Throw Pitchfork, written and performed byAlexander Thomas. Throw Pitchfork begins previews on April 23, opens on April 27, and closes on May 7, 2017. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/4/2017 - 4/11/2017
by - Apr 11, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/4/2017 - 4/11/2017. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project to Reprise I AM MY OWN WIFE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Back by popular demand, New Hampshire Theatre Project will reprise I Am My Own Wife, the extraordinary one-man show starring CJ Lewis, running April 21-30, 2017. (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

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