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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

2005 Tony Awards Q&A: Bill Irwin
by Robert Diamond - May 16, 2005

Tony-nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play is Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? star 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 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...)

Four Lloyd Webber-Owned London Theatres May Be Purchased
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2005

American producer Max Weitzenhoffer is trying to purchase four London theatres from Andrew Lloyd Webber; the composer had co-owned them with Bridgepoint Capital (more...)

Lloyd Webber Expected to Sell 4 Theatres This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2005

Composer/impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber is expected to sell four London playhouses to American Max Weitzenhoffer this week (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...)

New Irwin Work to be Developed by Philadelphia Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2006

Tony Award-winner Bill Irwin's new work The Happiness Lecture will be developed by the Philadelphia Theatre Company, which has been awarded a $160,000 grant that will go towards honing the piece (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...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Sells Four London Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2005

Really Useful Theatres, which is half-owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber, has sold four London playhouses to American producer Max Weitzenhoffer and RUT production director Nica Burns (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...)

Bill Irwin Makes Met Debut in Die Fledermaus, Dec. 19-Jan. 7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2005

Bill Irwin will make his Metropolitan Opera debut in a speaking role in Die Fledermaus from December 19th through January 7th (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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