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Kitchen Theatre Company to Continue 25th Anniversary Season with THE MOUNTAINTOPKitchen Theatre Company to Continue 25th Anniversary Season with THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the powerful and provocative The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. The 2010 Oliver Award winning play daringly re-imagines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night on Earth. (more...)

BWW Preview: GENESIS FESTIVAL Opens Crossroads Theatre CompanyBWW Preview: GENESIS FESTIVAL Opens Crossroads Theatre Company
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 29, 2015

Crossroads theatre Company opens its 2015-2016 season with its Genesis Festival from October 2nd to October 4th. (more...)

Lyric Stage's SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING Cast, Creative Team AnnouncedLyric Stage's SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING Cast, Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

In the tradition of the moving Intimate Apparel and hilarious By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning is a 'fresh, spontaneous, and highly watchable'* play that brings together seven African-American women in a Memphis beauty parlor/boarding house during the waning days of World War II. As they wrestle with the uncertainty of what the future will hold when, and if, their men return, they fight dirty - with each other and with their own fears and desires, uncovering newfound friendship and love. Katori Hall is an exciting new theatrical voice best known for her play The Mountaintop, about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final night before his assassination. (more...)

TREASURE Begins in October at Finborough TheatreTREASURE Begins in October at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, a unique opportunity to see a classic of Yiddish theatre for the first time in the UK - Treasure by David Pinski opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 (Press Nights: Thursday, 22 October and Friday, 23 October 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 9/27/2015Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 9/27/2015
by BWW - Sep 27, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/27/2015 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Stage Two Shakespeare FavoritesBrown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Stage Two Shakespeare Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs open their season with two of Shakespeare's legendary and most lasting works.  The Tempest, under the direction of Kyle Vincent Terry ('16), opens October 8 and Romeo and Juliet, directed by Ashley Teague ('17) opens October 22, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Nikole Williams in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at American StageBWW Review: Nikole Williams in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Sep 22, 2015

The brilliance of the lead actress helps overcome the show's pacing issues. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage CareerBWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2015

Last night two-time Tony Award-winner Viola Davis made history as the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. She was recognized for her role as the brilliant attorney and professor Annalise Keating on the Shonda Rhimes drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. In addition to her Emmy and Tonys, Davis has won three Drama Desks and three SAG Awards. During her acceptance speech, Davis quoted Harriet Tubman and talked about breaking boundaries and redefining what Hollywood thinks of as beautiful. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CUBA LIBRE World Premiere at Artists RepPhoto Flash: First Look at CUBA LIBRE World Premiere at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre extends the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale new musical CUBA LIBRE through November 15. The show is currently in previews for an official Opening Night tomorrow, October 10, at Portland's Winningstad Theatre, in Portland, Oregon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Announced THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal BathCast Announced THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath is delighted to announce the UK premiere of Georges Feydeau's THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY as part of its autumn 2015 season, translated by Kenneth McLeish and directed by the Ustinov Studio's Artistic Director, Laurence Boswell. (more...)

Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The PublicRobert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE began previews on September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening tonight, October 8. (more...)

James Murray Jackson, Jr. Reprises Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, Beginning TonightJames Murray Jackson, Jr. Reprises Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Broadway In Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor. UNSPEAKABLE features a cast of many prominent Chicago performers and will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) for a limited five-week engagement tonight, Oct. 6 through Nov. 8, 2015. (more...)

Michael Dalley to Bring Hit Show to Adelaide, Melbourne Cabaret FestivalsMichael Dalley to Bring Hit Show to Adelaide, Melbourne Cabaret Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Michael Dalley is bringing his hit show of the Adelaide and Melbourne Cabaret Festivals 'Rituals of Art and Hatred' to The Butterfly Club. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 10/04/2015Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Mets or Royals - The Moneyball Approach to Choosing Your (Brand) PitchesMets or Royals - The Moneyball Approach to Choosing Your (Brand) Pitches
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

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Full Cast Set for THE MOTHER at Tricycle TheatreFull Cast Set for THE MOTHER at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The full cast is announced today for The Mother, transferring to the Tricycle Theatre from Ustinov Studio in Bath. Gina McKee, Richard Clothier and William Posthelwaite reprise their original roles and are joined by new cast member Frances McNamee. The production opens on 26 January, with previews from 21 January, and runs until 5 March. (more...)

Academic Theatre at CCBC Catonsville to Present Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPARELAcademic Theatre at CCBC Catonsville to Present Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Theater department at the Community College of Baltimore County explores a variety of challenging themes in its student academic theatre productions. This semester, while CCBC Essex students put on their innovative interpretation of 'The Elephant Man,' students at CCBC Catonsville examine Lynn Nottage's 'Intimate Apparel.' Nottage's play weaves an age-old Cinderella-like story into a rich and complex theatrical tapestry. (more...)

Ella Turenne Brings LOVE, LOCS, AND LIBERATION to Los Angeles, Now thru TodayElla Turenne Brings LOVE, LOCS, AND LIBERATION to Los Angeles, Now thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Activist-performer-peet-educator Ella Turenne comes to Los Angeles with her World Premiere of LOVE, LOCS, AND LIBERATION on October 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 at 7:30pm at The Speakeasy in the Atwater Village Theatre complex at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039. (more...)

Stacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway TransferStacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Stacey Sargeant will join the cast of ECLIPSED as "Helena" beginning Tuesday, November 3. (more...)

Juvenile Justice Initiative and ACLU Officials to Speak After 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW', 11/7Juvenile Justice Initiative and ACLU Officials to Speak After 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW', 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Raven Theatre will welcome Elizabeth Clarke, founder and President of the Juvenile Justice Initiative and one of its board members, Khadine Bennett, staff attorney and Legislative Counsel with the ACLU of Illinois, when they visit the theater to lead a discussion of its critically acclaimed DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS following the November 7th performance of the play. (more...)

Square One Theatre's MASS APPEAL Opens at New LocationSquare One Theatre's MASS APPEAL Opens at New Location
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

Mass Appeal, a two-character comedy-drama by Bill C. Davis, will open Square One Theatre's 26th Season at its NEW LOCATION on the stage of Stratford Academy at 719 Birdseye Street in Stratford, Connecticut. (more...)

Ella Turenne Brings LOVE, LOCS, AND LIBERATION to Los Angeles, Now thru 10/29Ella Turenne Brings LOVE, LOCS, AND LIBERATION to Los Angeles, Now thru 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Activist-performer-peet-educator Ella Turenne comes to Los Angeles with her World Premiere of LOVE, LOCS, AND LIBERATION on October 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 at 7:30pm at The Speakeasy in the Atwater Village Theatre complex at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONETheatre School at DePaul University to Present JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University.  The production, directed by Phyllis E. Griffin, premieres on Friday, November 6, and runs through Sunday, November 15, 2015. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on November 4 and 5, at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Pear Theatre to Present TRIBES, 11/6-22Pear Theatre to Present TRIBES, 11/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

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CUBA LIBRE World Premiere at Artists Rep Extends to November 15CUBA LIBRE World Premiere at Artists Rep Extends to November 15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre extends the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale new musical Cuba Libre through November 15. Due to robust advance ticket sales, Artists Rep has added a full week of performances, as well as additional shows within the originally announced run, even prior to the show's first preview performance on Saturday, October 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOPPhoto Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre Company's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the powerful and provocative THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall. The 2010 Oliver Award-winning play daringly re-imagines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night on Earth. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Bo Dietl Lists The 4 Most Common Signs Of InfidelityBo Dietl Lists The 4 Most Common Signs Of Infidelity
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

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New Repertory Theatre Stages Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER, Beginning TonightNew Repertory Theatre Stages Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill, tonight, October 10 - November 1, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, October 12, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Juvenile Justice Initiative and ACLU Officials Speak After 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW' TonightJuvenile Justice Initiative and ACLU Officials Speak After 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Raven Theatre will welcome Elizabeth Clarke, founder and President of the Juvenile Justice Initiative and one of its board members, Khadine Bennett, staff attorney and Legislative Counsel with the ACLU of Illinois, when they visit the theater to lead a discussion of its critically acclaimed DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS following the November 7th performance of the play. (more...)

Square One Theatre's Mass Appeal Opens This WeekendSquare One Theatre's Mass Appeal Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Square One Theatre's 26th Season takes place at its NEW LOCATION on the stage of Stratford Academy at 719 Birdseye Street in Stratford, Connecticut. Performances are Thursdays through Sundays beginning November 5 and continuing through November 22 (2015). (more...)

Pear Theatre to Present TRIBES, 11/6-22Pear Theatre to Present TRIBES, 11/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

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WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL and More Lead CCBC's November ProgrammingWORLD ARTS FESTIVAL and More Lead CCBC's November Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Community College of Baltimore County is hosting a cornucopia of events this November. Art, Dance, Music, Theatre - Oh My! and special events including a bull roast and shrimp feast, an alumni reception and a Job Fair, too. Make CCBC your event destination this holiday season! (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Comedy THE HEIDI CHRONICLESTrinity Rep Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Comedy THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Trinity Rep continues Season 52 Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, The Heidi Chronicles, directed by Vivienne Benesch. Performances run December 3, 2015 through January 3, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: 39 Reasons to See THE 39 STEPS at American StageBWW Review: 39 Reasons to See THE 39 STEPS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Nov 27, 2015

Phenomenal tech work and fine performances combine in this hilarious take of the Hitchcock classic. (more...)

Intimates Apparel Startup ThirdLove Launches Early Holiday SaleIntimates Apparel Startup ThirdLove Launches Early Holiday Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

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Dramatists Guild President Doug Wright Releases Statement Regarding Recent Casting ControversiesDramatists Guild President Doug Wright Releases Statement Regarding Recent Casting Controversies
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2015

The Dramatists Guild defends playwrights against changes made to their work without expressed permission. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath - Ustinov Studio Sets Spring, Summer 2016 SeasonsTheatre Royal Bath - Ustinov Studio Sets Spring, Summer 2016 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

We are delighted to announce the spring 2016 Ustinov Studio French Canadian season, running from 18th February until 30th April. This is a rare opportunity to experience Canada's contemporary theatre scene, one of the most vibrant in the world, reflecting a rich diversity of regional and cultural identities. (more...)

THE MOTHER Extends Run at Tricycle TheatreTHE MOTHER Extends Run at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?With her production of Red Velvet currently running in the West End, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham today announces the extension of the highly critically acclaimed UK premiere of Florian Zeller's The Mother, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, now completing its run on 12 March. Laurence Boswell directs Gina McKee, Richard Clothier, Frances McNamee and William Postlethwaite in the production which opened to rave reviews at the venue earlier this week. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

SWEAT at Arena Stage - World Premiere Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival is Riveting TheaterSWEAT at Arena Stage - World Premiere Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival is Riveting Theater
by Charles Shubow - Jan 25, 2016

Playwright Lynn Nottage notches another feather in her cap of outstanding work. (more...)

BAD JEWS Returning for Limited West End RunBAD JEWS Returning for Limited West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Due to popular demand, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions are delighted to announce the return of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS to the West End, at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket. The critically-acclaimed production will run from 8th February until 19th March 2016, following sell out runs at Ustinov Studio, Bath, St James Theatre and The Arts Theatre, London. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus CenterTickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Jobsite Replaces ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with Genet's THE MAIDS This SpringJobsite Replaces ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with Genet's THE MAIDS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Jobsite Theater is making a substitution within the 2015-16 season, replacing Shakespeare's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with another classic in Jean Genet's unequivocally literate 1947 play THE MAIDS. This production runs the same dates scheduled for A&C, April 29 - May 22, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Asolo Rep Proudly to Stage ALL THE WAYAsolo Rep Proudly to Stage ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly kicks off its winter repertory season with the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan's political drama ALL THE WAY. Asolo Rep's production will be directed by Emily Sophia Knapp, who served as the associate director of the Broadway, American Repertory Theatre, Seattle Rep and world premiere Oregon Shakespeare Festival productions. Hailed by NPR as a 'sensational night of theatre,' previews for ALL THE WAY are January 6 and 7 at 8pm, opening night is January 8 at 8pm, and the production runs in rotating rep through Saturday, April 9. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

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Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena StageCast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

CoHo to Present New Adaptation of THE YELLOW WALLPAPER This WinterCoHo to Present New Adaptation of THE YELLOW WALLPAPER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

CoHo Productions' 20th Season continues with a new stage adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, one of the most important American short stories of the 19th century. This world premiere production will integrate expressionistic audio, visual and movement interludes with the haunting literary text. Sue Mach's adaptation, conceived by Grace Carter and directed by Philip Cuomo, features Carter, Chris Harder and Christy Bigelow. The production runs January 13 - February 6, 2016. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage AH, WILDERNESS! This WinterAsolo Rep to Stage AH, WILDERNESS! This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Asolo Rep continues its 2015-16 season with quintessential American playwright Eugene O'Neill's sentimental comedy AH, WILDERNESS!, directed by Greg Leaming, associate artistic director of Asolo Rep and the director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. The Tony Award, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner's sole comedy previews on Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21 at 8pm, opens Friday, January 22 at 8pm and runs in rotating repertory through Sunday, April 10 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full CastBreaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Pear Theatre to Open THE MOUNTAINTOP in JanuaryPear Theatre to Open THE MOUNTAINTOP in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Pear Theatre continues its 2015/2016 season with the two-person, Olivier Award-winning play from Katori Hall, THE MOUNTAINTOP. Deeply moving, THE MOUNTAINTOP creatively imagines the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, set in Memphis in April, 1968. King meets the attractive, spunky motel maid Camae, who arrives to provide room service - but we soon discover she is no ordinary chambermaid. The production features Michael Wayne Rice as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nathalie Autumn Bennett as Camae. Preview night is January 14th; Press and Opening Night is January 15th, with a champagne gala following the show. The run continues through January 31. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre's new space at 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. For tickets ($10-$35) and information the public may visit www.thepear.org or call (650) 254-1148. (more...)

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