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Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Alison C. Vesely, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Theatre, passed away Friday at the age of 59 of ovarian cancer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The City Theatre presents Neil Simon's show biz comedy gem Laughter on the 23rd Floor this 2016 holiday season. The show runs four more weeks at The City Theatre, November 26 - December 18, with two shows this Thanksgiving weekend, Friday and Saturday. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ocean State Theatre presents INHERIT THE WIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, presents Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee's Tony Award-winning play, Inherit the Wind, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 29 - April 16. (more...)

Bestselling Author Tawni O'Dell Releases New Podcast REWRITES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

A laugh out loud, heartrending tale about a young visionary who's on a daunting mission to get people to read more by using a medium he believes is contributing to the end of civilization --- reality TV --- is the hilarious subject of the new dramatic podcast Rewrites penned by New York Times bestselling author and Oprah Book Club Pick novelist Tawni O'Dell. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Announces New 2017 Season Dates After Flooding
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Little Fish Theatre has announced new dates for the remainder of the company's 2017 Season.  Due to this winter's record rainstorms, the theatre was forced to go dark in order to complete emergency electrical repairs.  As a result, the original performance schedule was reconfigured. Quartet was moved to the 2018 Season lineup, but all other productions will see the light of day in this calendar year. (more...)

Tom Gleadow and Brandon Whitehead to Star in INHERIT THE WIND at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, presents Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee's Tony Award-winning play, Inherit the Wind, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 29 - April 16. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO to Bring Laughs to Milwaukee Rep This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater will make Milwaukee laugh with the global hit An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante this March 24- May 28 in the Stackner Cabaret. (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...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli is Bruce Graham's WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the NYC premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Bud Martin. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Red Orchid Theatre Presents THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre continues 2016- 2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley,directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler. The Nether features Ensemble Members Guy Van Swearingen and Doug Vickers with Maya Hlava, Ashley Neal and Steve Schine. The production runs January 26 - March 12, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is January 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Casting announced for The Sorrows of Satan, a brand new musical play, based on one of the world's first bestselling novels. (more...)

BWW Review: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre - An Homage to Sid Caesar and Mid Century TV
by Greer Firestone - Jan 30, 2017

'Mid Century' is in renaissance. Mid-century decor, mid-century fashion, mid-century architecture (although Palm Springs architecture has never left the '50's and '60's). Now we welcome a resurgence of Mid Century entertainment at The Walnut, America's oldest theatre and a National Historic Landmark. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Steve Martin's uproariously offbeat comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which will take the Harriett stage Jan. 20, 2017 as the fourth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moral Ambiguity Hits in Revenge Tale WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Stewart J. Zully.  WHITE GUY ON THE BUS will begin previews on Monday, January 23 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

The Walnut Street Theatre Begins the New Year with Loads of Laughs in Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play begins previews on January 17th, opens on January 25th and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Last of the Red Hot Lovers will begin performances the in the Independence Studio on 3 on January 10th. (more...)

The Peoples Improv Theater presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) presents IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Survey of Music Business Creeps, Feb 15-March 30, 2017, at the PIT Loft. This solo character show, written and performed by Eli James, is a decade-by-decade journey through the parade of unsung deplorables who inhabit the history of rock 'n' roll. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star-Studded Cast of PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Old Globe presents a revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. This is the third Martin work in three seasons at the Globe, following 2014's world premiere musical Bright Star, which went on to Broadway and five Tony Award nominations, and last year's twice-extended world premiere comedy Meteor Shower. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play is currently in previews before a January 25th opening and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Announces Exciting 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Photo Flash: Mad Cow Theatre Presents PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Steve Martin's uproariously offbeat comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which will take the Harriett stage Jan. 20, 2017 as the fourth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

Groucho Returns to the Walnut With Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

For one night only, Frank Ferrante will perform his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in An Evening With Groucho at Walnut Street Theatre. The performance that Variety called "a Tour de Force" will happen on the Mainstage on Monday, February 27. Ferrante is also performing in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at the Walnut, now through March 5. (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE's John Goodman and John Slattery Get Immortalized at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jan 11, 2017

The Front Page has entered its final week of performances on Broadway, but stars John Slattery and John Goodman will now be around for the ages. The duo just traveled across the street to Sardi's to unveil their new portraits. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Audiences Will Be "Wilde" With Laughter During Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Directed by Bob Carlton, this production begins previews on March 14th, opens on March 22nd and runs through April 30th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)


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Creator of BEING HUMAN & Writer of DOCTOR WHO to Premiere Dystopian Black Comedy at Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Award-winning creator of Being Human, writer of Doctor Who and So You Think You're Funny finalist Toby Whithouse returns to the Soho Theatre this March [29 March-15 April] with the World Premiere of his new black comedy Executioner Number One. (more...)

NEIL SIMON'S LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Opens 3/3 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

 Laughter on the 23rd Floor marks the second production of Little Fish Theatre's exciting 2017 Season. Written by Emmy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Neil Simon, this show is a perfect combination of material and talent, and will have audiences rolling in the aisles.  Directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth, Laughter opens on March 3 and runs for 5 fun-filled weeks. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 3rd, 2017 - BEARDO, 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Craig & Malloy's BEARDO starts tonight Off-Broadway, and the Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen-choreographed 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' benefit production hits Royal Family this weekend! (more...)

CELEBRATING ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER to Benefit Live Music Initiative at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber, a benefit concert to support OSTC's Live Music Initiative, for one performance only on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (more...)

Keegan Presents Award-Winning Musical PARADE Opening 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Keegan Theatre presents PARADE, the Tony Award-winning musical by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and composer Jason Robert Brown. PARADE is a stirring musical about a miscarriage of justice in early 20th-century Georgia, when a Jewish outsider was wrongly accused of murder. A love story emerges thanks to the strength, passion and loyalty of Leo's wife, Lucille. PARADE runs March 11, 2017, through April 8, 2017, at The Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. (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: Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February (more...)

BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Feb 20, 2017

Chris Jackson, Derrick Phillips, and Franco Colon are at their brilliant best in this quirky, mesmerizing play, directed with so much heart by David Jenkins. (more...)

THE FLICK, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, FUN HOME and More Set for 2017-18 at Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The 2017 - 2018 season at Playhouse on the Square season will begin with 9 to 5: the Musical, based on the hit film of the same name. Featuring familiar favorite songs like '9 to 5', as well as additional music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical is the story of three unlikely friends who take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre is a Proud Recipient of Grant Provided Through the PNC Arts Alive Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its 208th Anniversary Season with Neil Simon's classic comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Now - March 5). Simon used inspiration from his own life when creating this hilarious play. He gives audiences a peek into the writer's room of a hit 1950's television show, based on his time writing for Your Show of Shows. Walnut's New Audience Partner for Laughter on the 23rd Floor, PNC Arts Alive gives the Theatre a unique opportunity to showcase the production to twenty and thirty-somethings, including young professionals and millennials. (more...)

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Opens at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Inspired by Neil Simon's early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, the play focuses on Sid Caesar-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff, including Simon's alter-ego Lucas Brinkman, who maintains a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics which take place in the writer's room.  (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks' 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY is Howlingly Funny
by Audrey Liebross - Feb 1, 2017

Desert Theatreworks' (DTW's) production of 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY is a hoot. Thanks to Lance Phillips-Martinez's imaginative direction and the Broadway-quality lead performances (backed by an able supporting cast), theatregoers are almost guaranteed to laugh their heads off. (more...)


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Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor. (more...)

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Opens In Studio 3, 1/10-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. (more...)

Road Theatre Company Presents Los Angeles Premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Stewart J. Zully.  WHITE GUY ON THE BUS will begin previews on Monday, January 23 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR - Nostalgically Witty
by Lynn Beaver - Dec 1, 2016

Neil Simon's autobiographical comedy about his days as a writer in 1950's television, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, currently playing at City Theatre is an excellent way to spend an evening with charm and nostalgic wit. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre to Stage Comedy MOON OVER THE BREWERY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Moon Over the Brewery, a comedy, by Bruce Graham, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from April 7 through 23. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents BECKETT IN BRIEF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, presents BECKETT IN BRIEF - Rough for Radio II • The Old Tune • Krapp's Last Tape, directed by James Seymour, featuring Will Lyman, Ken Baltin and Ashley Risteen. (more...)

LOVE AND INFORMATION Gets Twin Interpretations at Temple University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Temple Theaters closes their 49th season with Caryl Churchill's experimental drama Love and Information, running April 19 -30 in the Randall Theater at Temple University. Twin interpretations, presented in rotating repertory, are directed by Liz Carlson and Noah Herman, who each provide their unique perspective on contemporary humanity. (more...)

JAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

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