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Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Cast Announced for Raven Theatre's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for the company's upcoming production of Red Velvet, by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

James Vincent Meredith, Henry Godinez and Susan Padveen to Headline RED VELVET Post-Show Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Three of Chicago's leading theater artists - actor James Vincent Meredith, and director/educators Henry Godinez of Northwestern University and Susan Padveen of Columbia College will appear following performances of the play detailing the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. The three each have a unique and personal connection to the play's themes.  (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season. Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2016

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...)

I SING THE RISING SEA to Make World Premiere at Virginia Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

I SING THE RISING SEA Makes World Premiere at Virginia Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Rounds Out Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. (more...)

Full Company to Set Sail in Lookingglass Theatre Company's MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Open 16-17 Season with MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

???????Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2016-2017 season with Broadway's smash hit musical Memphis, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center October 21 - November 6.  (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA, Premiering Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

LAByrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (tonight, October 20, through November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Begins Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater presents the extended New York Premiere of SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. Directed by Kate Whoriskey, SWEAT begins performances tonight, October 18 and was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Sunday, November 27 with an official press opening on Thursday, November 3. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents brownsville song (b-side for tray)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati shines a light on the reality of violence and the beauty of forgiveness with the regional premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a powerful new drama by Kimber Lee. This lyrical play tells a tale of resilience in the face of tragedy when a young man's life is taken and his family is left without answers. Lee's brownsville song (b-side for tray) delivers a message of hope that will challenge and move audiences. Playing October 11-30, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Open 16-17 Season with MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

???????Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2016-2017 season with Broadway's smash hit musical Memphis, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center October 21 - November 6.  (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati shines a light on the reality of violence and the beauty of forgiveness with the regional premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a powerful new drama by Kimber Lee. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The extended New York Premiere of SWEAT by Lynn Nottage officially opens tonight, November 3, at The Public Theater. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to critical and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their hit world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

NJT's 20th Season Continues with Revival of 'Driving Miss Daisy'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The 2016-17 season marks the 20th anniversary of the New Jewish Theatre (NJT), a truly significant milestone for a small professional theatre. (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes with McCarter's Reimagined A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center has announced its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

New Jewish Theatre to Stage Poignant, Poetic Story with INTIMATE APPAREL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The New Jewish Theatre continues its 20th Season with the Award-winning Lynn Nottage play, Intimate Apparel from January 26 - February 12. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

It's not a mystery why Cleveland audiences scramble to the theatre when a Ken Ludwig piece is set to take the stage. Ludwig's witty works are always guaranteed to leave audiences howling with laughter, and this master of madcap's latest work to come to Cleveland Play House is no exception. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Productions Announces Further Details For Its Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces further details for its Spring 2017 season which includes Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and two UK premieres in The German Season at the Olivier Award-winning Ustinov Studio, Plastic and The Mentor. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Gary Floyd & Denise Lee Kick- Off Third Cabaret Season at Fair Park Women's Building and Second Dallas Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Denise Lee Onstage (DLO) in conjunction with Fair Park Dallas is proud to announce the third season lineup for the cabaret series at the Women's Building and Dallas' 2nd Annual Cabaret Festival. The series, entitled "Life Is a Cabaret," officially launches January 24, 2017, with its first show "Together We Can - Love is the Key" featuring Denise Lee and nationally renowned recording artist and long-time Dallas favorite, Gary Lynn Floyd. Floyd also serves as music director. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company to Present INTIMATE APPAREL This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel," as part of its Mainstage Season. Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle and the Outer Critics Circle awards, this quietly beautiful story explores the struggle of finding intimacy and purpose while chasing your dreams. (more...)

McCarter Helps Mercer Street Friends 'Send Hunger Packing' This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Street Friends Food Bank, in conjunction with McCarter's annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, running December 9 - 31 in McCarter's Matthews Theatre.  (more...)

KINGDOM COME World Premiere Enters Final Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude the world-premiere production of Jenny Rachel Weiner's Kingdom Come, directed by Kip Fagan, on Sunday, December 18. The cast features Crystal Finn (Layne), Carmen M. Herlihy (Samantha Carlin), Alex Hernandez (Dominick Aquendo), Socorro Santiago (Delores Aquendo) and Stephanie Styles (Suz) as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary season. (more...)

McCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory. (more...)

Tony Winner Viola Davis to Appear on Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, 1/5
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Bravo Media's Emmy Award-winning 'INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, hosted by James Lipton welcomes influential thespian Viola Davis to the stage on Thursday, January 5 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct AH, WILDERNESS! This Spring at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that his longtime creative collaborator, Artistic Associate and Producer Steve Scott, will direct the theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! this spring. Scott assumes this responsibility from Falls, who was originally announced as the production's director. (more...)

Joe Wilson, Jr. to Play Dr. King in THE MOUNTAINTOP at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, kicks off 2017 at Trinity Repertory Company and continues the 53rd season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future. (more...)

Bay Street Theater is Pleased to Announce A Successful Holiday Party at Topping Rose
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosted a holiday party for supporters of Bay Street's 2016 season. The event took place at Topping Rose in Bridgehampton, NY.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at McCarter Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. (more...)

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