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Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre's F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Daniella Topol, Artistic Director, opens its week-long mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Saturday, September 10, at 7:00pm with Draw The Circle, written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. And it's free. (more...)

SOUND BITES 4.0 the Fourth Annual 10-Minute Musical Theatre Festival is Extending Submissions Deadline to November 1st
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Theatre Now New York has announced it is extending its online submissions for SOUND BITES 4.0, a 10-minute musical theatre festival and benefit, now through Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Midnight. The festival offers composers, lyricists, and librettists the opportunity to showcase their work in front of theatre-goers and industry professionals.  (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre's F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Daniella Topol, Artistic Director, opens its week-long mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival tonight, September 10, at 7:00pm with Draw The Circle, written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. And it's free. (more...)

The Studio Theatre presents BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Buyer & Cellar is a one man show in which one actor plays six different characters, including Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Breaking News: Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Stuart Thompson announced today that John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will return to Broadway this spring in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan. Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) will direct the production, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and will run for 15 weeks only. (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Star in BUYER & CELLAR at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

'Buyer and Cellar' is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies') as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement! (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Opening Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

'Buyer and Cellar' is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies') as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement! (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Star in BUYER & CELLAR at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

"Buyer and Cellar" is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ("The Skivvies") as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement! (more...)

Raul Esparza and Patrick Page Join DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala; Jonathan Tolins Will Host
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce additional performers of the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York. (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...)

Off-Broadway Hit BUYER & CELLAR Set for THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Up, 12/5
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Jonathan Tolins' BUYER & CELLAR, captured live on-stage at Westport Country Playhouse, Monday, December 5 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for Jonathan Tolins' THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team of the World Premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, A New Play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production will run May 31-June 19. (more...)

Michael Urie to Reprise Role in BUYER & CELLAR at Westport Country Playhouse; Will be Filmed for THIRTEEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The original Off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' will take the stage of Westport Country Playhouse, June 14 - July 3.  (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

Props, Costumes From FOX's GREASE: LIVE! Now Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

GREASE: LIVE!, Paramount Television's sensational reimagining of the beloved musical Grease, was a hit with critics and audiences alike and now viewers will have a chance to own a piece of the landmark live television event.  (more...)

Ready to Hand Jive Again? GREASE LIVE! Released on DVD Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Grease is the word! The landmark, live television production of the beloved musical Grease makes its home entertainment debut with GREASE LIVE! now available on Digital HD and DVD today, March 8, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam & More to Lead Industry Presentations of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations on Thursday, March 31st and Today, April 1st in New York City. (more...)

DVR Alert: FOX Airs Special 'Tweet Along' Encore of GREASE: LIVE Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2016

Don't miss a special 'Tweet-Along' Encore of GREASE: LIVE airing Easter tonight, March 27 (7:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX! (more...)

FOX to Air Special 'Tweet Along' Encore of GREASE: LIVE This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Don't miss a special 'Tweet-Along' Encore of GREASE: LIVE airing Easter Sunday, March 27 (7:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX! (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Opens Next Week at New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust presents BUYER & CELLAR, the outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) March 31-April 24, 2016. The New York Post praised the show as "fantastically funny" when it premiered off-Broadway in April 2013. The Minneapolis production stars local actor Sasha Andreev as "Alex Moore" and is directed by critically acclaimed Wendy Knox. (more...)

Actors Co-Op production of 33 VARIATIONS Extends Through 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce that the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE!, Stage Raw TOP TEN, Ovation Recommended), smash-hit, Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MARCH 26at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Cast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

John Rando (Tony and Outer Critics Award winner for Urinetown) directs production starring Arnie Burton (Flesh and Bone) as Jonathan, Emily Robinson (Transparent) as Tessa, Jon Tenney (The Closer, Major Crimes, Scandal) as Jack, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby, Friends With Kids) as Jen. (more...)

Emerson Collins Opens in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Jonathan Tolins Developing Patty Hearst Limited Series for CBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

According to Deadline, GREASE LIVE!'s writer Jonathan Tolins is currently at work on a limited series, centered around the abduction of Patty Hearst. (more...)

BUYER AND CELLAR Begins Today at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham presents the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben, beginning today, June 1. (more...)

Actors Co-op Present the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Paramount TV's GREASE: LIVE Tops 17 Million Viewers Worldwide
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Paramount Television's highly-acclaimed, breakthrough hit GREASE: LIVE delivered more than 17 million total viewers worldwide since it originally aired this past Sunday, Jan. 31. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Photo Flash: Passionate Play 33 VARIATIONS Takes Off in LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moisés Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

NCTC to Stage Hit Comedy BUYER & CELLAR, Starring J. Conrad Frank
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

This spring, the hilarious Off-Broadway hit, Buyer and Cellar by Jonathan Tolins comes to NCTC, starring acclaimed performer and frequent NCTC collaborator, J. Conrad Frank, most recently at NCTC with his acclaimed performance in Charles Busch's Die Mommie Die!. Rebecca Longworth directs. In this uproarious comedy, an unemployed actor is thrust into a close relationship with Barbra Streisand when he is hired to watch over a mall of shoppes she has built in a cellar on her Malibu compound. Soon it begins to take a toll on his patience, his love life, and his view of people (who need people). As Entertainment Weekly declares, 'This show will go down like 'butta'!' (more...)

SOUND BITES 4.0 is Calling All Writers and Composers!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Theatre Now New York has announced it is accepting online submissions for SOUND BITES 4.0, a 10-minute musical theatre festival and benefit, now through Saturday, October 1, 2016. The festival offers composers, lyricists, and librettists the opportunity to showcase their work in front of theatre-goers and industry professionals. (more...)

ORANGE JULIUS, F*CK~NG GOOD PLAYS Fest and More Set for Rattlestick's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announces mainstage picks for the upcoming season and a weeklong September mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival. (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of 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). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thomas James O'Leary Directs NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - Aug 15, 2016

Thomas James O'Leary's recent directing credits include Flim Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Nine, Dusty de los Santos, The Debut of Georgia, A Horse with a View, and currently Sunday in the Park with George. Thomas is best known for his three-year run (over 1,000 performances) in the title role of Broadway's longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Other acting credits include Miss Saigon (Broadway original cast), Les Miserables (First National original cast), Chess (First National), You Never Can Tell (Yale Rep), Last Sunday in June (Century Center), Travels with My Aunt (Colony Theatre), and Take Me Out (LA Weekly Award, Celebration Theatre).   (more...)

Theatre Now New York Announces Lineup for 4th Annual SOUND BITES Festival of 10-Minute Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Tickets will go on sale April 15th for Theatre Now New York's 4th Annual SOUND BITES Festival of 10-Minute Musicals to be performed on Monday, May 29th, at 7:00PM at THE IRENE DIAMOND STAGE, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

2017 Drama Desk Awards Update Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Award winning playwright Jonathan Tolins (Buyer and Cellar, The Twilight of the Golds, The Last Sunday in June) will write the 2017 Drama Desk Awards show, it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards and Charles Wright, the President of the Drama Desk. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for SOUND BITES 4.0 Festival of 10-minute Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Theatre Now New York's  4th Annual SOUND BITES Festival of 10-Minute Musicals to be performed on Monday, May 29th, at 7:00PM at THE IRENE DIAMOND STAGE, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY in Midtown Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased at www.tnny.org or 855-254-7469 and start at just $25. (more...)

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