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Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Steep Theatre Company will launch its fourteenth season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks the Chicago debut not only of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut. The production opens on Thursday, October 2 at Steep's Edgewater home. (more...)

Robert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 TheatersRobert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Directors Company with ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR, written by Robert Callely and directed by Michael Parva. ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR begins performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 14. Press Opening is Thursday, November 20 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

MCT to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], 11/19-12/14MCT to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], 11/19-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) celebrates the holiday season with THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]. Ray Jivoff directs this literary romp featuring Chris Klopatek, Rick Pendzich, Chase Stoeger and Marcus Truschinski. The cast of MCT favorites are also all alumni of the UW-Whitewater theatre program. Performances are November 19 - December 14, 2014 at the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Megan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway SeriesMegan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Broadway @ series originated at its now-famous home in Provincetown, MA in the summer of 2011. Since that time the series, hosted by SiriusXM radio star and pianist Seth Rudetsky and produced by Mark Cortale, has attracted Broadway's biggest stars, such as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Chita Rivera, and many other marquee names. The series has also now leapt to ongoing seasons in New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, the Poconos, Woodstock, NY, Hartford, Detroit, as well as Sydney, Australia and London's West End. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company to Present GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 10/23-12-14Arden Theatre Company to Present GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 10/23-12-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Arden Theatre Company continues its 27th season of great stories with Great Expectations, based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted by Gale Childs Daly. Great Expectations runs in the Arcadia from October 23 through December 14, 2014. Associate Artistic Director Matthew Decker directs. (more...)

Geva's 42nd Season to Continue with GOOD PEOPLE, Begin. 10/21Geva's 42nd Season to Continue with GOOD PEOPLE, Begin. 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Geva Theatre Center presents Good People - the Broadway comedy-drama about culture, class and luck by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Mark Cuddy. Good People begins performances October 21, opens October 25 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through November 16. (more...)

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/29 - Kristin Warren Has Big Lead!Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/29 - Kristin Warren Has Big Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe Reprise Roles in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Huntington This WeekendAdam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe Reprise Roles in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Huntington This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

The Huntington Theatre Company presents a concert version of Jason Robert Brown's powerful contemporary musical The Last Five Years for three performances only this weekend, November 23 and 24. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/22 - Daily & Warren Both Lead for SWEENEY TODD!BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/22 - Daily & Warren Both Lead for SWEENEY TODD!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ana Gasteyer on SNL, WICKED, Sondheim, and Her Upcoming Show with Seth RudetskyBWW Interviews: Ana Gasteyer on SNL, WICKED, Sondheim, and Her Upcoming Show with Seth Rudetsky
by Jeff Davis - Nov 10, 2014

Some of Broadway's most acclaimed musical theater actresses will be in San Antonio over the coming months in the Broadway @ Woodlawn Theatre Celebrity Series with host Seth Rudetsky. Starring as host, interviewer and pianist, Rudetsky is a Broadway accompanist, Sirius XM radio host, comedian, and musical theatre expert. In each show, Seth Rudetsky mixes songs with a live interview of a guest Broadway star's life and career. Insider stories are also revealed from the friendship of Seth and each Broadway star. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Present KIMBERLY AKIMBO, 5/30-6/22Phoenix Theatre to Present KIMBERLY AKIMBO, 5/30-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Phoenix Theatre presents Kimberly Akimbo, by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Eric Lewis, May 30 thru June 22. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. (more...)

Manhattan Concert Productions to Bring PARADE to Avery Fisher Hall on 2/16; Jason Robert Brown to ConductManhattan Concert Productions to Bring PARADE to Avery Fisher Hall on 2/16; Jason Robert Brown to Conduct
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The TONY Award-winning score of PARADE will be brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, February 16, 2015. Recent TONY-nominee Jason Robert Brown will be at the helm to conduct a star-studded cast and full chorus as Music Director. (more...)

THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN to Move to Skokie Theatre, Begin. 6/4THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN to Move to Skokie Theatre, Begin. 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

ShPIeL-Performing Identity announces that the world premiere of the solo theatre piece, The Passions of Emma Goldman, written and performed by Roslyn Alexander and directed by Dennis Zacek, will move to The Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave. in Skokie, playing June 4 - June 22. (more...)

Lexy Fridell, Steven Weber and More Star in THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN at the Wallis This WeekendLexy Fridell, Steven Weber and More Star in THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN at the Wallis This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present INTO THE WOODS, 6/24-9/6San Francisco Playhouse to Present INTO THE WOODS, 6/24-9/6
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English & Producing Director Susi Damilano) concludes its provocative eleventh season with Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine (book). The production runs June 24th to September 6th, 2014, with an official opening set for June 28. (more...)

Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Comes to the Wallis This WeekendMarsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Comes to the Wallis This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Trumpet of the Swan, part of the Jack Elliott Family Concert Series, runs for a limited engagement, this weekend, May 2 - 4, 2014 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Stage KIMBERLY AKIMBO, 5/30-6/22Phoenix Theatre to Stage KIMBERLY AKIMBO, 5/30-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Phoenix Theatre presents Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsey-Abaire, directed by Eric Lewis and running May 30 through June 22, 2014. (more...)

ShPIeL's World Premiere of THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN Begins TonightShPIeL's World Premiere of THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

ShPIeL-Performing Identity proudly announces the world premiere of the solo theatre piece, The Passions of Emma Goldman, written and performed by Roslyn Alexander and directed by Dennis Zacek, May 13 - June 22. The production runs at two locations: tonight, May 13 - June 1 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., and June 4 - June 22 at The Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave. in Skokie. (more...)

Curious Theatre Company Presents GOOD PEOPLE, Now thru 4/19Curious Theatre Company Presents GOOD PEOPLE, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Curious Theatre Company presents David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, directed by Artistic Company Member Christy Montour-Larson. The production runs March 6 - April 19, 2014 at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. The opening night is March 8, 2014, at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 4/11-19The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 4/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2013-2014 season with George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A complete delight for all ages, this full-length ballet is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures, quarrels and reunions of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Balanchine's Midsummer, which New York City Ballet premiered in 1962, was the first original evening-length ballet he choreographed in America. Staged by PNB Founding Artistic Director Francia Russell, PNB's production is an enchanted landscape where misunderstandings and mayhem weave tangled paths through the opulent layers of Martin Pakledinaz's designs and Balanchine's marvelously crafted partnerings. All ends well in Act II's wedding festivities with the recognition of ideal love, tenderly portrayed in an exquisite pas de deux. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays for eight performances only, April 11-19 at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206. 441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present ALABAMA STORY Staged Reading, 4/4-5Pioneer Theatre Company to Present ALABAMA STORY Staged Reading, 4/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Alabama Story, the third installment of PTC's new play reading series, called Play-By-Play. Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones runs April 4 and 5, 2014. PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg directs the production. (more...)

Ronald Guttman, Susi Damilano and Stacy Ross Star in San Francisco Playhouse's BAUER, Now thru 4/19Ronald Guttman, Susi Damilano and Stacy Ross Star in San Francisco Playhouse's BAUER, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse presents the world premiere commission of Bauer by Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Present MUD BLUE SKY, 4/9-5/25A Red Orchid Theatre to Present MUD BLUE SKY, 4/9-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of Mud Blue Sky written by Marisa Wegrzyn and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production will feature AROT Ensemble Members Natalie West, Mierka Girten and Kirsten Fitzgerald, and will run April 9 - May 25, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced for Cole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Running 8/28-9/28Cast Announced for Cole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Running 8/28-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Mike Leigh connoisseur Shade Murray, who directed the Jeff Award-winning Abigail's Party for A Red Orchid in 2010, will direct Cole Theatre's inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy. The production will star Boyd Harris, Maura Kidwell, Layne Manzer, Lauren Pizzi, Michaela Petro and Joel Reitsma. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/17/14 - 'WE WERE YOUNG' Off-Broadway, Tower in MOTOWN, Cast Album Bonanza and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/17/14 - 'WE WERE YOUNG' Off-Broadway, Tower in MOTOWN, Cast Album Bonanza and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID raises the curtain off-Broadway, MOTOWN gets a new 'Berry Gordy', a great selection of new cast albums hit the shelves and more! (more...)

Ana Gasteyer joins The Broadway Cruise! Sailing from NYC to Canada and New England October 11-18, 2014Ana Gasteyer joins The Broadway Cruise! Sailing from NYC to Canada and New England October 11-18, 2014
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 9, 2014

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Cole Theatre to Present Mike Leigh's ECSTASY, 8/21-9/28Cole Theatre to Present Mike Leigh's ECSTASY, 8/21-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The newly formed Equity Cole Theatre presents its inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy, running August 21-September 28 in Old Town. An intensely naturalistic and darkly comic portrait of gloom and joy, violence and romance, Ecstasy is the story of six sharply drawn characters and their struggle against despair one evening in a run-down London flat. The production stars Boyd Harris, Maura Kidwell, Layne Manzer, Lauren Pizzi, Michaela Petro and Joel Reitsma. Mike Leigh connoisseur Shade Murray, who directed the Jeff Award-winning Abigail's Party for A Red Orchid in 2010, directs. (more...)

WONDER OF THE WORLD to Open Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 8/28-9/21WONDER OF THE WORLD to Open Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 8/28-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens its 35th Season with the comedy 'Wonder of the World' by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Dale Albright, 'Wonder of the World' is a wild and wacky tale of one woman's quest for happiness and self-fulfillment. (more...)

Ronald Guttman, Susi Damilano and Stacy Ross to Star in San Francisco Playhouse's BAUER, 3/18-4/19Ronald Guttman, Susi Damilano and Stacy Ross to Star in San Francisco Playhouse's BAUER, 3/18-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse presents the world premiere commission of Bauer by Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present WITTENBERG, 4/4-5/4Aurora Theatre Company to Present WITTENBERG, 4/4-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of WITTENBERG, David Davalos' audacious comedy about reason versus faith. Josh Costello (San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre) directs this smarty-pants celebration of history, language, academia, and religion, featuring Dan Hiatt (The Arsonists), Elizabeth Carter (Trouble in Mind), Jeremy Kahn, and Michael Stevenson. WITTENBERG plays April 4 through May 4 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present World Premiere of BAUERSan Francisco Playhouse to Present World Premiere of BAUER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse presents the world premiere commission of Bauer by Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

ShPIeL to Stage World Premiere of THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN, Begin. 5/13ShPIeL to Stage World Premiere of THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN, Begin. 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

ShPIeL-Performing Identity proudly announces the world premiere of the solo theatre piece, The Passions of Emma Goldman, written and performed by Roslyn Alexander and directed by Dennis Zacek, May 13 - June 22. The production runs at two locations: May 13 - June 1 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., and June 4 - June 22 at The Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave. in Skokie. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' GOOD PEOPLEPhoto Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

This February Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, Good People, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. As part of The Center's multi-disciplinary project Creativity and Work, COF will present 13 public performances running now through March 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 12/6 - Jay Sullivan Leads Best Actor!BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 12/6 - Jay Sullivan Leads Best Actor!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Jay Sullivan Leads!BroadwayWorld Houston Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Jay Sullivan Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Jay Sullivan Leads!BroadwayWorld Houston Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Jay Sullivan Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Company of Fools to Present GOOD PEOPLE, 2/12-3/1Company of Fools to Present GOOD PEOPLE, 2/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

This February Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, Good People, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. As part of The Center's multi-disciplinary project Creativity and Work, COF will present 13 public performances running from February 12 through March 1. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 12/13 - Jay Sullivan on Top!BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 12/13 - Jay Sullivan on Top!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre to Present GOOD PEOPLE in 2015Asolo Repertory Theatre to Present GOOD PEOPLE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Asolo Rep's 2014-15 season continues with GOOD PEOPLE, David Lindsay-Abaire's 2011 Tony nominated play that cracks open the gritty world of the blue collar worker to reveal America's often rigid social strata. Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand received a Tony Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the play's central character, Margie Walsh, in 2011. This sharp comedy-infused drama opens Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8pm, with previews Wednesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 15 at 8pm. Directed by Greg Leaming, Associate Artistic Director of Asolo Rep and the Director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, GOOD PEOPLE will close on Sunday, March 1, 2015. (more...)

Steep Theatre's 14th Season to Feature Regional Premieres and Directors Jonathan Berrie, Joanie Schultz, and Robin WittSteep Theatre's 14th Season to Feature Regional Premieres and Directors Jonathan Berrie, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Steep Theatre's upcoming Fourteenth Season features a slate of four premieres directed by a lineup of Chicago's hottest directors. Steep Artistic Associates Jonathan Berry, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt, who have accounted for some of Steep's most memorable shows in recent years, return home to direct this season. (more...)

Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Staged! and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown go way back. For the past three years the company has been delighting musical theatre audiences with top-notch production of the composer's work and has the awards and accolades to show for it. This time, Staged! presents JRB's dark and ambitious musical Parade, September 20 through October 12. A dark and compelling look at American justice and racism, Parade won two Tony Awards for its sweeping score and powerful message. (more...)

Theatricians Theater Group Begins MR. MARMALADE RehearsalsTheatricians Theater Group Begins MR. MARMALADE Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Theatricians Theater Group, a professional acting company in Los Angeles began rehearsals for Noah Haidle's beautifully twisted play, Mr. Marmalade. (more...)

SHUT UP SIT DOWN AND EAT to Play Off-Broadway This OctoberSHUT UP SIT DOWN AND EAT to Play Off-Broadway This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The hit "plomedy," SHUT UP SIT DOWN & EAT returns for NYC for a limited 12-week engagement at Times Square's Snapple Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50 Street). Written by and starring four New York based comedians, Tina Giorgi (Falling Up, 'The Late Late Show,' 'Comics Unleashed,' 'Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn'), Joe Moffa ("Blue Bloods," Carlito's Way), Chris Monty (PBS's 'The Business of Comedy,' Biloxi Blues) and Eric Tartaglione (That Championship Season, NBC's 'Last Comic Standing'), directed by Eve Brandstein. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

Lexy Fridell, Steven Weber and More to Star in THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN at the Wallis, 5/3-4Lexy Fridell, Steven Weber and More to Star in THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN at the Wallis, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens TodayStage Guild's ELLING Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends WITTENBERG Through 5/11Aurora Theatre Company Extends WITTENBERG Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

To be or not to be is no longer the question - critics and audiences agree that WITTENBERG is a hit. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the Bay Area Premiere of WITTENBERG, David Davalos' audacious comedy about reason versus faith. Josh Costello (San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre) directs this smarty-pants celebration of history, language, academia, and religion, featuring Dan Hiatt (The Arsonists), Elizabeth Carter (Trouble in Mind), Jeremy Kahn, and Michael Stevenson. WITTENBERG plays now through May 11 (added performances: Tuesday, May 6, 7pm; Wednesday, May 7, 8pm; Thursday, May 8, 8pm; Friday, May 9, 8pm; Saturday, May 10, 8pm; Sunday, May 11, 2pm and 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 4/19Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2013-2014 season with George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A complete delight for all ages, this full-length ballet is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures, quarrels and reunions of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Balanchine's Midsummer, which New York City Ballet premiered in 1962, was the first original evening-length ballet he choreographed in America. Staged by PNB Founding Artistic Director Francia Russell, PNB's production is an enchanted landscape where misunderstandings and mayhem weave tangled paths through the opulent layers of Martin Pakledinaz's designs and Balanchine's marvelously crafted partnerings. All ends well in Act II's wedding festivities with the recognition of ideal love, tenderly portrayed in an exquisite pas de deux. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays for eight performances only, tonight, April 11-19 at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206. 441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street. (more...)

Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Comes to the Wallis, 5/2-4Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Comes to the Wallis, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Trumpet of the Swan, part of the Jack Elliott Family Concert Series, runs for a limited engagement, May 2 - 4, 2014 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

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