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A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents 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). (more...)

Dick King-Smith's BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Adapted from Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production, embarking on a major UK Tour in 2017 following a Christmas season at Polka Theatre. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming 'baa-ber sheep' quartet, the tour will launch from West Yorkshire Playhouse on Monday 13 February and run until September 2017. Full tour schedule attached; further dates to be announced.   (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Before Off-Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced a two-week extension 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

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Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

Original Star Mary Beth Peil Will Journey to Broadway in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Just announced, Mary Beth Peil will star in the role of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Peil originated the role in the world premiere production at Hartford Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Coachella Valley Repertory Starts its Season with a Spirited Production of ANNAPURNA, a Comic Drama with Heart
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 31, 2016

Coachella Valley Repertory's (CVRep's) first play of the 2016-17 season, ANNAPURNA, is a finely acted and directed, intelligent comic drama that generates plenty of laughs on its way to a moving ending. ANNAPURNA, which tackles CVRep's theme for the season, 'love, marriage, and life changing events,' with heart and grit, will satisfy theatergoers seeking a play with intellectual and emotional depth. (more...)

BWW Review: Gurney's Quietly Poignant LATER LIFE Opens Portland Stage Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Oct 3, 2016

Portland Stage opens its 2016-2017 season with a quietly poignant production of A. R. Gurney's Later Life, the 1993 drama which explores the emotional choices and self-assessments that face people in their retirement years. The four-character piece is subdued, even reticent, and it speaks with the kind of understated wistfulness of so many of Gurney's plays. (more...)

Talend Data Integration Software Helps Age UK to Better Serve the Needs of Those Over-60
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Portland (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICA SALUTES OUR VETERANS at Wadsworth
by Don Grigware - Nov 7, 2016

For the second year in a row the Pink Lady Jackie Goldberg presented an attention-grabbing Senior Talent Competition. This year's show was very different, as it had two contests on two separate days, one on Saturday November 5 and the other on Sunday November 6 at the Wadsworth Theatre in West LA, and included an endearing salute to our veterans. (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...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries today, Monday, March 6, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). (more...)

Gurney's LATER LIFE to Play Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Center for the Performing Arts in Bonita Springs will present A. R. Gurney's dark comedy Later Life, April 6-9 at the Moe Auditorium and Film Center, directed by Catalina Monterrosa. (more...)

BWW Review: CVRep's DISGRACED is Expertly Presented and Topical
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 20, 2017

Coachella Valley Repertory's DISGRACED examines identity and prejudice. It is expertly performed, timely, and searing and will almost definitely leave a lasting impression on theatregoers. (more...)

Are West End Ticket Prices Sustainable?
by Tim Wright - Mar 14, 2017

As a nation, we spend a lot on entertainment. But whether it's premier league football, tickets to your favourite band or even the humble cinema ticket, all have seen price increases. West End theatre is certainly no exception. But is it sustainable? (more...)

BWW Review: THROUGH THE MILL, Southwark Playhouse, 8 July 2016
by Natalie Crofts - Jul 9, 2016

Set primarily in Los Angeles, where Judy Garland is filming a new CBS television series, The Judy Garland Show - one of many comebacks the ill-fated star made in her Later Life, Ray Rackham's play Through the Mill reveals a snapshot of Garland's tumultuous story, honing in on three key periods in her life. (more...)

Concilio Solutions Hosts Workshop on the 7 Principles of an Eagle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Concilio Solutions Hosts Workshop on the 7 Principles of an Eagle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

ROUNDELAY to Tackle Sex in Later Life with Aerial Arts at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Visible Theatre's Roundelay is coming to the Southwark Playhouse from 23rd Feb - 18th March. (more...)

BWW Review: CVRep Presents an Engaging Production of the Musical, BABY
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 23, 2017

BABY, now playing at Coachella Valley Repertory is a sweet, sentimental musical about a universal topic - pregnancy. Despite what I consider to be flaws in the book (by Sybille Pearson) and lyrics (by Richard Maltby, Jr.), the show is well worth seeing; David Shire's music is engaging and CVRep has mounted an excellent production. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). (more...)

Cast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE PROFANE, the world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at , Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

Square One Theatre Presents Delightful Irish Romance CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

One would think that cat people and dog people are two very distinct and irreconcilable types who tend to reciprocally look down on each other. But in the hands of Irish playwright Christian O'Reilly he has created characters that are complex yet tremendously appealing. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the six productions of its 2017/2018 Season.  The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 19
by Audition Roundup - Feb 19, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 19, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Researchers Put Brain Training to the Test
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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The Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Lark has announced playwrights Brittany K. Allen and Christina Quintana have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 12
by Audition Roundup - Feb 12, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 12, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Lead Doggy Comedy SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. (more...)

Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 8, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!' (more...)

BWW Preview: Coachella Valley Repertory's Big Plans and its Upcoming Season
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 30, 2016

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has been nominated for 29 Desert Theatre League star awards for the 2015-16 season. It has just obtained an option on the IMAX theater on Route 111 in Cathedral City. It has also announced its 2016-17 season. (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...)

Musical Theatre Factory Takes Up Residency at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Playwrights Horizons today announced Musical Theatre Factory as the second theater company to join its Resident Company Program. (more...)

Lenny Gamifies Credit Education For Millennials
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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The Rubin Museum of Art Builds "THE WISDOM MATRIX" in New Fall Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

 This fall at the Rubin Museum of Art, experts from a variety of fields will tackle the difficult concept of wisdom and why it still matters in our era of information overload.  Featuring on-stage conversations, as well as immersive experiences and film screenings, "The Wisdom Matrix" will bring together eclectic personalities including actor Mia Farrow, musician Rosanne Cash, humorist and ethics columnist Randy Cohen, actor Steve Buscemi, author and NPR hostKrista Tippett, Zen poet Norman Fisher, comedienne Ilana Glazer, and many more, to explore how the head, heart, and gut each play a role in wise decision-making. The four month series will also invite visitors to personally reflect on their own definitions of wisdom through experiences like Mirror Meditation. (more...)

AUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Previews begin next Friday, August 19 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

To Be Continued... Examining the History of the Broadway Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2017

'CATS 2: GRIZABELLA'S REVENGE'?, 'STILL WAITING FOR GODOT: THE SEQUEL'? Unlike successful films, which often spawn prequels, sequels and beyond, It's not often that you see a 'Part II' attached to the title of a cherished theatrical work. But that's not to say it never happens! (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Greenwich Librarian Alice McMahon Bonvenuto Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Greenwich librarian and Ridgefield resident, Alice McMahon Bonvenuto, stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth, a play filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Presented by the Square One Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, the award-winning Bonvenuto is directed by Tom Holehan. (more...)

WAITING FOR GOD Starts First UK Tour Today with Collections for Age UK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Jeffrey Holland stars as Tom Ballard and Nichola McAuliffe as Diana Trent in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which begins a 12 week UK tour this week. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH is Final Production of Square One Theatre's 27th Season Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Square One Theatre concludes its current season with the stage production of Becoming Dr. Ruth, which is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced, following critical acclaim and popular demand, a one-week extension for The Profane, the world premiere of a new play by Horton Foote Prize winner Zayd Dohrn (Sick, Reborning) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy). (more...)

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