Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

JCCSF and First Voice Present MU World Premiere, Now thru 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) joins forces with First Voice to present the World Premiere of MU, a magical fable created by National Endowment for the Arts Fellow playwright/artistic director Brenda Wong Aoki, Emmy-winning composer Mark Izu, and Tony-nominated choreographer Kimi Okada, and featuring fantasy costumes by Beaver Bauer. Based on a Japanese legend, MU is a beguiling tale both otherworldly and deeply personal. Three performances take place in Kanbar Hall tonight, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 pm, with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday, Sept. 29, to be followed by a national tour. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hilary Chaplain's A LIFE IN HER DAY at United Solo Fest, 10/5 & 11/7
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2013

Unconventional and outrageously funny, A Life In Her Day is a solo physical comedy that uses puppetry and object theatre to tell the story of a lifetime in a day in an hour. An original amalgam of Lucille Ball and Charlie Chaplin, Hilary Chaplain is a quirky physical comedienne who exposes her most intimate moments as she chases the elusive promises of happily ever after. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Hilary Chaplain's A LIFE IN HER DAY Set for United Solo Fest, 10/5 & 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Unconventional and outrageously funny, A Life In Her Day is a solo physical comedy that uses puppetry and object theatre to tell the story of a lifetime in a day in an hour. An original amalgam of Lucille Ball and Charlie Chaplin, Hilary Chaplain is a quirky physical comedienne who exposes her most intimate moments as she chases the elusive promises of happily ever after. (more...)

Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE Starts Full Rehearsals 7/28, Previews Begin 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Seattle Beckett Festival to Welcome Bill Irwin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Cornish College of the Arts, in association with the Seattle Beckett Festival and Seattle University, presents master actor and clown Bill Irwin for an evening of performance and conversation about the works of dramatist Samuel Beckett. Irwin will perform selections from Beckett's canon and discuss his work on the major plays and adaptations with Marcie Sillman, KUOW senior host. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

Lane, Demme, Arnaz Pay Tribute To Irwin At New 42nd Street Gala 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

The New 42nd Street® Gala on Monday, November 8, 2010, will honor Tony Award winning actor Bill Irwin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Reed Sigmund and More in CTC's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) remounts the holiday classic Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, on stage November 11, 2014 to January 4, 2015 on the UnitedHealth Group Stage. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT With Lane and Irwin To Open at Roundabout Theatre 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony award winners Bill Irwin as 'Vladimir' and Nathan Lane as 'Estragon' in a new Broadway production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and directed by Tony award winner Anthony Page. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Stamos And Gershon, Previews 9/10, Opens 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present ON BECKETT, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company is proud to present a new work, On Beckett, a special one-night only event on December 14 created and performed by Tony Award-winning actor/master clown Bill Irwin.  The performance will be at PTC's home at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre and will begin at 7pm.  Tickets are available at philatheatrecompany.org or by phone at 215.985.0420. (more...)

Albee, Vogel & Irwin Set for Samuel Beckett Panel, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2006

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights Edward Albee and Paula Vogel, as well as Tony Award-winning actor Bill Irwin, will take part in the panel discussion 'Samuel Beckett's Legacy in the U.S.' on October 12th (more...)

Roundabout's Stamos and Gershon Led BYE BYE BIRDIE Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

New 42nd Street Gala Honors Irwin In Celebration Of New Victory Theater Ed Program 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

The New 42nd Street Gala on Monday, November 8, 2010, will honor Tony Award winning actor Bill Irwin. (more...)

Lane, Demme, Arnaz Pay Tribute To Irwin At New 42nd Street Gala 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

The New 42nd Street® Gala on Monday, November 8, 2010, will honor Tony Award winning actor Bill Irwin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bill Irvin & PS/IS 111 Do Vaudeville
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2010

This morning, Friday, November 5th, Tony Award winner Bill Irwin rehearsed a special vaudeville routine with 4th graders at PS/IS 111. On November 5th, Irwin will team up with the children to rehearse the finale of The New 42nd Street Gala, celebrating The New Victory Theater Education Program, at which Irwin will receive the first-ever New Victory Arts Award. (more...)

Irwin, Skinner Lead The Clowns and Mr. Beckett at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

Bill Irwin, actor, director, writer and clown, whose work has been honored with Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore and Helen Hayes Awards, and Doug Skinner, musician, puppeteer and composer, who wrote and played the music for several of Mr. Irwin's shows, will appear in "The Clowns and Mr. Beckett," an evening of madcap routines, shtick and novelty songs, at Westport Country Playhouse on Saturday, December 11, 8 p.m. (more...)

Children's Theatre Company's JUNGLE BOOK Extends to December 20th!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is extending the premiere stage adaptation of The Jungle Book for a second week, closing December 20. This classic tale is brought to stunning new life through director Greg Banks' unique style that emphasizes the sheer virtuosity of the actors. (more...)

Furr, Early Complete 'Woolf' Tour Cast; Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2006

The complete casting and U.S. touring schedule for the eagerly anticipated national tour of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? -- starring Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin -- has been announced by the play's producers (more...)

Photo Flash: CTC's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) remounts the holiday classic Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, on stage tonight, November 11, 2014 to January 4, 2015 on the UnitedHealth Group Stage. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE's Night Of (Stevie) Wonder
by Pat Cerasaro - May 3, 2013

Superstitions be damned - Glee Season Four is going out on a high! The last handful of episodes have managed to make a major mark while affording us ample opportunity to enjoy what we have come to know, love, expect and anticipate in any episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series - awesome performances. And, BroadwayWorld got an umpteenth shout-out! (more...)

Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' Will Call Newly Completed Henry Miller Theatre 'Home'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Bill Irwin, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton to Star in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT; Performances Begin 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production. A beloved story of life on the Mississippi in the 1880s, Show Boat is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of America's bitter legacy of racism. The score is filled with unforgettable songs such as "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and the dazzling production features large, colorful sets, sumptuous costumes and exhilarating dance numbers. Of recent performances at Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Chronicle wrote "[This is] a towering work. . . there's a magnificence in its music, its narrative sweep, its deep awareness of something bigger than ourselves." (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON: JOAN MARCUS - Photographic Highlights of a Stellar Career
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 2014

As a bonus, we delved into Joan's archives to pick 10 of her most iconic photos (a near impossible task!). Scroll below for some of our favorites... (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Bill Irwin in LARGELY NEW YORK, 1989
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

Irwin received four Tony nominations in 1989 for his neo-vaudeville adventure. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/14-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society 2013-2014 season continues with the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' directed by Peter Flynn, March 14 through May 17, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The production features a local Washington cast of Helen Hayes Award nominees as six awkward adolescents and their proctors, all working through a daunting and hilarious championship quest. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Bill Irwin, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton to Star in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT; Performances Begin 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production. A beloved story of life on the Mississippi in the 1880s, Show Boat is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of America's bitter legacy of racism. The score is filled with unforgettable songs such as "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and the dazzling production features large, colorful sets, sumptuous costumes and exhilarating dance numbers. Of recent performances at Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Chronicle wrote "[This is] a towering work. . . there's a magnificence in its music, its narrative sweep, its deep awareness of something bigger than ourselves." (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society 2013-2014 season continues with the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' directed by Peter Flynn, today, March 14 through May 17, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Stamos And Gershon, Previews 9/10, Opens 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse Opens WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin previously announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America, running evenings at 8 p.m. tonight, July 29, and August 1, 4 - 8 and matinees at 2 p.m. on August 1 & 8, 2015. (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

Roundabout's Stamos and Gershon Led BYE BYE BIRDIE Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Bill Irwin, Billy Porter and Anna Deavere Smith Set for PTC's 2015 'Theatre Masters' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

From clown to actor, from performer to playwright, from actor to social commentator, Bill Irwin, Billy Porter, and Anna Deavere Smith share their artistic journeys in Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters series. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters will offer an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing their personal journey of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both their art and their lives. This season's schedule features Bill Irwin on February16, Billy Porter on March 23, and Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Review Roundup: TUCK EVERLASTING Opens in Atlanta - UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - Feb 9, 2015

The world premiere of the musical Tuck Everlasting is currently running at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor and clown Bill Irwin opens Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on February 16 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Irwin will be joined in his conversation by arts consultant and former Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing Howard Sherman. (more...)

Irwin & Turner Virginia Woolf? Plays Chicago 3/27-4/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2007

Edward Albee's beloved classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? starring Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin will appear in Chicago for a limited engagement as part of its five-city, five-month national tour. The award-winning and critically acclaimed production will play the LaSalle Bank Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.) from March 27 through April 8, 2007. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/14-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society 2013-2014 season continues with the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' directed by Peter Flynn, March 14 through May 17, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The production features a local Washington cast of Helen Hayes Award nominees as six awkward adolescents and their proctors, all working through a daunting and hilarious championship quest. (more...)

John Goodman & David Strathairn Join WAITING FOR GODOT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce John Goodman (Pozzo) and David Strathairn (Lucky) will join Bill Irwin (Vladimir) and Nathan Lane (Estragon) in a new Broadway production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and directed by Tony? award winner Anthony Page. (more...)

Irwin, Skinner Lead The Clowns and Mr. Beckett at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2010

Bill Irwin, actor, director, writer and clown, whose work has been honored with Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore and Helen Hayes Awards, and Doug Skinner, musician, puppeteer and composer, who wrote and played the music for several of Mr. Irwin's shows, will appear in "The Clowns and Mr. Beckett," an evening of madcap routines, shtick and novelty songs, at Westport Country Playhouse on Saturday, December 11, 8 p.m. (more...)

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Vetoes Theater Tax Credit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed an economic development bill that included many initiatives aimed at promoting growth in various sectors. But Deval, a noted arts supporter, vetoed a tax credit aimed at bringing pre-Broadway theater to the commonwealth's stages. The vetoed proposal focused on recouping profits from a business Massachusetts hasn't seen in quite some time. (more...)

New 42nd Street Gala Honors Irwin In Celebration Of New Victory Theater Ed Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

The New 42nd Street Gala on Monday, November 8, 2010, will honor Tony Award winning actor Bill Irwin. (more...)

JCCSF and First Voice to Present MU World Premiere, 9/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) joins forces with First Voice to present the World Premiere of MU, a magical fable created by National Endowment for the Arts Fellow playwright/artistic director Brenda Wong Aoki, Emmy-winning composer Mark Izu, and Tony-nominated choreographer Kimi Okada, and featuring fantasy costumes by Beaver Bauer. Based on a Japanese legend, MU is a beguiling tale both otherworldly and deeply personal. Three performances take place in Kanbar Hall on Friday Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 pm, with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday, Sept. 29, to be followed by a national tour. (more...)

Hathaway, Irwin, Etc. Set for Film 'Dancing with Shiva'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2007

Theatre veterans Anne Hathaway, Bill Irwin and Anna Deavere Smith will star with Debra Winger in Dancing with Shiva, a new film by Jonathan Demme (more...)

A Conversation with Bill Irwin at NCTC 4/23
by Eugene Lovendusky - Apr 22, 2007

The New Conservatory Theatre Center presents 'A Conversation with Bill Irwin,' a discussion with the Tony-Award winning actor moderated by SF Chronicle theatre critic Robert Hurwitt at NCTC Monday, April 23 at 7PM. (more...)

Stamos, Gershon, Irwin and Houdyshell Lead Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

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