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Third Street Theater Presents FALSETTOS, Previews 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2011

Third Street Theatre has announced its first production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house; the Tony award-winning musical FALSETTOS, with book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Greg Nabours and directed by Richard Israel. (more...)

Third Street Theater Presents FALSETTOS, Previews 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

Third Street Theatre has announced its first production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house; the Tony award-winning musical FALSETTOS, with book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Greg Nabours and directed by Richard Israel. (more...)

Third Street Theater Presents FALSETTOS, Previews 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2011

Third Street Theatre has announced its first production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house; the Tony award-winning musical FALSETTOS, with book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Greg Nabours and directed by Richard Israel. (more...)

NYTW to Present I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER Starting Sep. 14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that I Got Sick Then I Got Better, written and performed by Jenny Allen, and directed by James Lapine and Darren Katz, will play performances on four consecutive Mondays beginning Monday, September 14, at 8pm, at NYTW, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. The play will run through Monday, October 5. (more...)

FALSETTOS Extends At Third Street Theater Thru 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

Third Street Theatre has announced that its first production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house; their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, LA Weekly GO!, Backstage CRITIC'S PICK, Ovation Recommended!) smash-hit production of the Tony award-winning musical FALSETTOS, with book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Greg Nabours and directed by Richard Israel is EXTENDING AGAIN - through Sunday, November 13 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood! (more...)

James Lapine to Direct ANNIE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2010

Tony AwardŽ-winning producer Arielle Tepper Madover announced today that Tony AwardŽ-winner James Lapine will direct the new production of the beloved Tony AwardŽ-winning musical ANNIE. The production will open in fall, 2012 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced. (more...)

Cook, Williams, Kritzer and Arden Will Sing SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM for Roundabout Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to have Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine return to Studio 54 with Sondheim on Sondheim, a new original Broadway musical starring Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Michael Arden & Leslie Kritzer. Music & lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim, conceived & directed by James Lapine. Sondheim on Sondheim will begin previews on March 19th, 2010 and open officially April 22nd, 2010 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). This will be a limited engagement through Sunday, June 13th, 2010. (more...)

McKechnie, Menzel, Murphy, Pinkins, Portman, Streep and More Headline The Public Sings, Jan. 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2005

A plethora of stars such as Betty Buckley, Donna McKechnie, Idina Menzel, Donna Murphy, Tonya Pinkins, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep and many more will star in The Public Sings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration on January 30th (more...)

FALSETTOS Final Performance To Benefit Military Families
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

Third Street Theatre has announced that its first production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house; their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, LA Weekly GO!, Backstage CRITIC'S PICK, Ovation Recommended!) smash-hit production of the Tony award-winning musical FALSETTOS, with book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Greg Nabours and directed by Richard Israel is adding a BENEFIT PERFORMANCE on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:30pm at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood to benefit the NATIONAL MILITARY FAMILY ASSOCIATION'S OPERATION PURPLE! (more...)

FALSETTOS Final Performance To Benefit Military Families
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2011

Third Street Theatre has announced that its first production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house; their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, LA Weekly GO!, Backstage CRITIC'S PICK, Ovation Recommended!) smash-hit production of the Tony award-winning musical FALSETTOS, with book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Greg Nabours and directed by Richard Israel is adding a BENEFIT PERFORMANCE on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:30pm at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood to benefit the NATIONAL MILITARY FAMILY ASSOCIATION'S OPERATION PURPLE! (more...)

FALSETTOS Extends At Third Street Theater Thru 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

Third Street Theatre has announced that its first production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house; their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, LA Weekly GO!, Backstage CRITIC'S PICK, Ovation Recommended!) smash-hit production of the Tony award-winning musical FALSETTOS, with book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Greg Nabours and directed by Richard Israel is EXTENDING AGAIN - through Sunday, November 13 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood! (more...)

Sondheim's 'Merrily' Aims For Broadway In 2009/10
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2008

During an exclusive live online chat with legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Roundabout's Artistic Director Todd Haimes announced plans to bring 'Merrily We Roll Along' to Broadway sometime in 2009/2010. (more...)

Workshop Of I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER Held At Barrington Stage Co 5/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., presents a workshop of a new play, I Got Sick Then I Got Better by Jenny Allen, directed by James Lapine and Darren Katz, as part of the theater's 15th Anniversary Season. Performances will take place at BSC's Stage 2 space, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at 8pm, with a Sunday matinee May 17 at 3pm. (more...)

ON THE VERGE Plays New Repertory Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces ON THE VERGE by Eric Overmyer. Directed by Jim Petosa, ON THE VERGE performs in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. Tickets are $28 -$60 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 617-923-8487 or online at newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. The press performance is tonight, May 5 at 7:30pm. (more...)

New Rep Adds Two Performances of IMAGINING MADOFF, Running thru June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 3, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. Nominated for two 2014 Elliot Norton Awards (Outstanding Production; Outstanding Actor, Jeremiah Kissel), IMAGINING MADOFF is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue. (more...)

New Rep Presents Encore Presentation of IMAGINING MADOFF, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's Imagining Madoff, today, May 28 through June 1, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. (more...)

New Rep Announces Encore Run of IMAGINING MADOFF, 5/28-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and audience response, including 16 sold-out performances in Watertown, New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 1, 2014. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Premiere LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Musical, 2/15/11-3/17/11
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse announced today an exciting new production for its 2010/11 subscription season: the world premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine. The Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and writer/director James Lapine, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning musicals Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will bring their latest project to the Playhouse. The production will run February 15 - March 27, 2011 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Workshop Of I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER Held At Barrington Stage Co 5/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2009

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., presents a workshop of a new play, I Got Sick Then I Got Better by Jenny Allen, directed by James Lapine and Darren Katz, as part of the theater's 15th Anniversary Season. Performances will take place at BSC's Stage 2 space, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at 8pm, with a Sunday matinee May 17 at 3pm. (more...)

New Rep Announces Encore Presentation of IMAGINING MADOFF, 5/28-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's Imagining Madoff, May 28 through June 1, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. Nominated for two 2014 Elliot Norton Awards (Outstanding Production; Outstanding Actor, Jeremiah Kissel), Imagining Madoff is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue. Tickets are $36 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep box office at 617-923-8487 or online at newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Geva Presents I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER 3/7-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

Geva Theatre Center's 2012 Nextstage Season kicks off with I Got Sick Then I Got Better, written and performed by Jenny Allen which begins performances on March 7 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through March 11. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Interactive Piece ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse presents the next selection in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series, ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, written by Tom Salamon and Betsy Salamon-Sufott and directed by Tom Salamon. Part game, pArt Theatre and using the city as its stage, this exciting interactive experience will take place in San Diego's Little Italy district, tonight, March 26 - April 14, 2013. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Extends Run of ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO thru 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a one-week extension for its upcoming Without Walls (WoW) production of ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, written by Tom Salamon and Betsy Salamon-Sufott, directed by Tom Salamon, now running March 26 through April 21. (more...)

Geva Presents I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER 3/7-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

Geva Theatre Center's 2012 Nextstage Season kicks off with I Got Sick Then I Got Better, written and performed by Jenny Allen which begins performances on March 7 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through March 11. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2013-14 Shows; Ethan Hawke in MACBETH, Laurie Metcalf in DOMESTICATED & James Lapine-Helmed ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater has announced four productions to be produced in the Vivian Beaumont and Mitzi E. Newhouse Theaters during the 2013-2014 season: the world premiere ofDomesticated, a new play by Bruce Norris, featuring Laurie Metcalf, directed by Anna D. Shapiro beginning performances Thursday, October 10 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; a new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role, directed by Jack O'Brien, beginning performances Thursday, October 24 in the Vivian Beaumont Theater; Act One, adapted and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, beginning performances Thursday, March 20 in the Beaumont; and the world premiere of The City of Conversation, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, beginning performances Thursday, April 10 in the Newhouse. In addition to these four productions, LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's initiative to produce the work of new artists and to engage new audiences, will produce a season of three plays, to be announced, in the Claire Tow Theater. (more...)

Julia Stiles and Heather Burns Cast Alongside Mia Farrow in Fran's Bed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2005

The Playright Horizons show begins previews on August 30 and opens on September 25. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Presents INTO THE WOODS 8/4-8/9 At The Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2009

Find out what happens after 'happily ever after' when Pittsburgh CLO presents Into the Woods. Once Upon a Time, a Baker and his wife embarked on a quest to break a witch's spell. On their journey 'into the woods' they cross paths with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and a host of other hysterically flawed fairy tale characters. (more...)

Mike Nichols Joins All-Star Cast of The Public Sings, Jan. 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2006

Mike Nichols has signed on to join stars such as Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Donna Murphy, Donna McKechnie and Zach Braff in The Public Sings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration on January 30th (more...)

New Rep Theatre's AFTERLIFE: A GHOST STORY, Opens 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is excited to be a part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of afterlife: a ghost story. Steve Yockey's poetic play follows a young couple in the process of grieving, who tumble into an alternate reality, are forced to confront the ghosts that haunt them, and ultimately must decide what their afterlife will be. Directed by Kate Warner, afterlife: a ghost story will open for the press on Monday, January 17, 2011 and run through Sunday, February 6, 2011 in the Charles Mosesian Theater. (more...)

New Rep Announces Encore Run of IMAGINING MADOFF, 5/28-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and audience response, including 16 sold-out performances in Watertown, New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 1, 2014. (more...)

Andrea Martin, Chuck Cooper & More to Join Tony Shaloub, Santino Fontana in James Lapine's ACT ONE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber, Charlotte Maier, Andrea Martin, Deborah Offner, Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Bob Stillman and Amy Warren will join Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub in the cast of its upcoming production of ACT ONE, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews Thursday, March 20 and open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

McKechnie, Menzel, Murphy, Pinkins, Portman, Streep and More Headline The Public Sings, Jan. 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2006

A host of stars including Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Idina Menzel, Donna McKechnie and Savion Glover will be on hand for The Public Sings: a 50th Anniversary Celebration on Monday, January 30th (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Present Interactive Piece ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, 3/26-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse announces the next presentation in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series, ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, written by Tom Salamon and Betsy Salamon-Sufott and directed by Tom Salamon. Part game, part theatre and using the city as its stage, this exciting interactive experience will take place in San Diego's Little Italy district, March 26 - April 14, 2013. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Premiere LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Musical, 2/15/11-3/17/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

La Jolla Playhouse announced today an exciting new production for its 2010/11 subscription season: the world premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine. The Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and writer/director James Lapine, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning musicals Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will bring their latest project to the Playhouse. The production will run February 15 - March 27, 2011 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Geva Presents I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER 3/7-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012

Geva Theatre Center's 2012 Nextstage Season kicks off with I Got Sick Then I Got Better, written and performed by Jenny Allen which begins performances on March 7 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through March 11. (more...)

Breaking News: Santino Fontana & Tony Shalhoub to BOTH Play 'Moss Hart' in Upcoming ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) has announced that actors Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub will both be featured as the legendary writer/director Moss Hart at different stages of his life in its upcoming production of ACT ONE, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production, which will also feature a third actor who will play Mr. Hart as a young boy, is scheduled to begin previews Thursday, March 20 and open onThursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

New Rep Theatre Announces Casting Updates For AFTERLIFE: A GHOST STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2010

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is excited to be a part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of afterlife: a ghost story. Steve Yockey's poetic play follows a young couple in the process of grieving, who tumble into an alternate reality, are forced to confront the ghosts that haunt them, and ultimately must decide what their afterlife will be. Directed by Kate Warner, afterlife: a ghost story will open for the press on Monday, January 17, 2011 and run through Sunday, February 6, 2011 in the Charles Mosesian Theater. (more...)

Hunter Foster, Malcolm Gets, Dick Latessa et al. Lead Starry Cast of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the cast and creative team of its upcoming world-premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine, by the Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and playwright/director James Lapine. Mr. Lapine has enjoyed a long association with the Playhouse, having previously directed Merrily We Roll Along (1985) and Luck, Pluck and Virtue (1993). The production runs February 15 - March 27, 2011 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Presents INTO THE WOODS 8/4-8/9 At The Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2009

Find out what happens after 'happily ever after' when Pittsburgh CLO presents Into the Woods. Once Upon a Time, a Baker and his wife embarked on a quest to break a witch's spell. On their journey 'into the woods' they cross paths with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and a host of other hysterically flawed fairy tale characters. (more...)

NYTW to Present I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER Starting Sep. 14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2009

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that I Got Sick Then I Got Better, written and performed by Jenny Allen, and directed by James Lapine and Darren Katz, will play performances on four consecutive Mondays beginning Monday, September 14, at 8pm, at NYTW, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. The play will run through Monday, October 5. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Presents INTO THE WOODS 8/4-8/9 At The Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2009

Find out what happens after 'happily ever after' when Pittsburgh CLO presents Into the Woods. Once Upon a Time, a Baker and his wife embarked on a quest to break a witch's spell. On their journey 'into the woods' they cross paths with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and a host of other hysterically flawed fairy tale characters. (more...)

Third Street Theater Presents FALSETTOS, Previews 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2011

Third Street Theatre has announced its first production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house; the Tony award-winning musical FALSETTOS, with book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Greg Nabours and directed by Richard Israel. (more...)

ON THE VERGE to Play New Repertory Theatre, 5/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces ON THE VERGE by Eric Overmyer. Directed by Jim Petosa, ON THE VERGE performs in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series to Continue with ACT ONE's James Lapine, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Tuesday April 8, at 6 pm with JAMES LAPINE, the playwright and director ACT ONE. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Present Interactive Piece ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, 3/26-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse announces the next presentation in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series, ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, written by Tom Salamon and Betsy Salamon-Sufott and directed by Tom Salamon. Part game, part theatre and using the city as its stage, this exciting interactive experience will take place in San Diego's Little Italy district, March 26 - April 14, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: La Jolla Playhouse Hosts Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2010

On Saturday, March 27, La Jolla Playhouse hosted its annual Gala, the La Jolla Playhouse HONORS. Beginning this year, the Gala will launch a tradition of paying tribute to alumni artists and benefactors who have helped put the Playhouse at the forefront of American theatre. (more...)

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