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Victory Gardens Produces In The Next Room or the vibrator play 9/9-10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2011

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Executive Director Jan Kallish announce the Chicago Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated play In the Next Room or the vibrator play directed by Associate Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. (more...)

American Blues Theater Presents ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS World Premiere, 8/31-9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012

American Blues Theater (ABT), Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, kicks off the Ensemble's 27th season with the world premiere of Illegal Use of Hands by Emmy Award-winner, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and ABT Artistic Affiliate James Still, directed by Sandy Shinner, August 31 - September 30 at Victory Gardens' Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Press opening for Illegal Use of Hands is Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 - $39. Complete ticket information including ticket on-sale date and performance schedule will be announced at a later date. (more...)

LIEF IS A DREAM Opens Main Street Theater's 38th MainStage Season Tonight, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

Main Street Theater announces its 38th MainStage Season and 33rd Theater for Youth Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY thru Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of its New York premiere production of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, a new play by Anne Washburn, with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman. Directed by Steve Cosson, the Obie Award-winning Artistic Director of The Civilians, MR. BURNS is being presented as the first production of Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

Natalia Payne, Wendy Rich Stetson, Heather Wood Lead Yale's THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl's new version of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati, directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Victory Gardens Produces In The Next Room or the vibrator play, Closes 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2011

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Executive Director Jan Kallish announce the Chicago Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated play In the Next Room or the vibrator play directed by Associate Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. The production closes October 9, 2011 at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. The Press Opening is Monday, September 19, 2011. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 11/21-12/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Fresh on the heels of their sold out run of season opener The Grapes of Wrath, Trinity Rep continues their 50th anniversary season with the New England premiere of Christopher Durang's smash-hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Directed by The Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus, the show beings in previews November 21st in the intimate Dowling Theater and runs through December 22nd. Taking takes his cue from some of Anton Chekhov's most recognizable characters, Durang wickedly adds more than a dash of pop culture, a huge helping of dark humor and then lets the characters stew in a pressure cooker of their own devising. The result is a whirlwind weekend of classic Durang barbs, over the top tirades and ridiculously hysterical situations hailed as "Terrifically kooky!" by Entertainment Weekly. For those that are not familiar with Uncle Vanya or Cherry Orchard, Critics agree that 'Even if you've never read a word of Chekhov, you're likely to find plenty to make you laugh…' (The New York Times.) Tickets on sale now through the box office at 201 Washington, by phone at (401) 351-4242 and online at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Curt Columbus
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a new weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group! This week actor and director Curt Columbus shares pivotal moments in his theatre career and why the arts matter to him! (more...)

Redgrave & Jones Open DRIVING MISS DAISY at John Golden Theatre on Broadway Oct. 7, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that Tony Award-winners James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave will return to the New York stage this Fall to star opposite one another in the Broadway Premiere of Alfred Uhry‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. Directed by David Esbjornson (The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?), Driving Miss Daisy will begin performances on October 7, 2010, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Monday, October 25, 2010. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Closes MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

Playwrights Horizons presents its New York premiere production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, a new play by Anne Washburn, with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman. Directed by Steve Cosson, the Obie Award-winning Artistic Director of The Civilians, Mr. Burns is being presented as the first production of Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL to Open in the Rep's Stackner Cabaret, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2012/13 Season kicks off with the wacky, award-winning musical comedy, Gutenberg! The Musical! Two men, one pianist, thirty baseball caps - and one massively misguided dream! In 1450, in Mainz, Germany, Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press; in 2012, in Nutley, New Jersey, Bud and Doug wrote a big, splashy musical about him, the evil monk trying to stop him and the beautiful girl who loved him. They may not have a cast, an orchestra or a clue, but with an unending supply of enthusiasm, they're pitching their hilarious, 16-song epic to Broadway producers who just might fulfill their bright-eyed ambitions! The play is written by Scott Brown and Anthony King with original Music Direction and Arrangements by T. O. Sterrett. and will be directed by Rep Associate Artist Laura Gordon, who directed last season's delightful production of In the Next Room or the vibrator play. Gutenberg! The Musical! features comedic actor and Rep Associate Artist Gerard Neugent, former Milwaukee Rep Acting Intern Eric Damon Smith and frequent Rep collaborator Musical Director/Pianist Paul Helm. Gutenberg! The Musical runs in the Stackner Cabaret from August 24 - October 14, and opens Sunday, August 26. (more...)

BWW Review: Ah, Yes, I Remember It Well
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 2, 2012

Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents Kathleen Tolan's Memory House, a sweet play about a highly-charged emotional evening. An age-old tug of war is taking place between a divorced mother and her adopted teenage daughter as the latter struggles to complete her college application essay before the midnight deadline. Their journey down a slippery slope of family memories will cause some emotional bumps and bruises along the way, but ultimately take them to the place where they both need to be. (more...)

Main Street Theater's Season to Close With CLOSE UP SPACE, Beginning 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Main Street Theater closes its 38th MainStage season with Molly Smith Metzler's Close Up Space, a comical and poignant new play about how hard it can be to communicate… in any language. With previews May 18, 19, and 22, Close Up Space opens May 23 and runs through June 16 at Main Street Theater – Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. (more...)

Main Street Theater's Season Closes With CLOSE UP SPACE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Main Street Theater closes its 38th MainStage season with Molly Smith Metzler's Close Up Space, a comical and poignant new play about how hard it can be to communicate... in any language. With previews tonight, May 18, 19, and 22, Close Up Space opens May 23 and runs through June 16 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Present Three By Three in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

Trinity Rep continues its 2011-2012 season with Three by Three in Rep - a theatrical event featuring three world premieres performed in rotating repertory on the Dowling stage running from February to May. (more...)

Arden Theatre Presents New Translation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a new translation of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, translated by Curt Columbus, directed by Terrence J. Nolen. The production appears on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage from today, March 20 through April 20, 2014 at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

SOCIAL CREATURES World Premiere Begins Performances at Trinity Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

Dig yourself out of the depths of winter doldrums with Trinity Rep's world premiere of Social Creatures, a strangely beautiful, beautifully strange 'dramedy' about the end of the world as we know it. Like nothing Trinity Rep audiences have seen before, this world premiere play was commissioned in 2010 from Jackie Sibblies Drury - a remarkable new playwright and graduate of the Brown MFA playwriting program. (more...)

Trinity Rep's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

Trinity Rep continues its 2011-2012 Season with The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare's incendiary indictment of prejudice. (more...)

American Blues Theater Presents ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS World Premiere, 8/31-9/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

American Blues Theater (ABT), Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, kicks off the Ensemble's 27th season with the world premiere of Illegal Use of Hands by Emmy Award-winner, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and ABT Artistic Affiliate James Still, directed by Sandy Shinner, August 31 - September 30 at Victory Gardens' Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Press opening for Illegal Use of Hands is Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 - $39. Complete ticket information including ticket on-sale date and performance schedule will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Trinity Rep Kicks Off 2012 With THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 2/3-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

Trinity Rep continues its 2011-2012 Season with The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare's incendiary indictment of prejudice. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 1/06/2013
by BWW - Jan 6, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/06/2013 for Houston (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Guest Star on THE BLACKLIST
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

TVLine reports that Oscar-winner stage and screen star Dianne Wiest is set to guest star on NBC's THE BLACKLIST in Episode 15, called “The Judge”. She will play the head of Amnesty United, an organization against the death penalty. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Present Three By Three in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

Trinity Rep continues its 2011-2012 season with Three by Three in Rep - a theatrical event featuring three world premieres performed in rotating repertory on the Dowling stage running from February to May. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 1/27/2013
by BWW - Jan 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/27/2013 for Houston (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 1/21
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 25, 2013

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content submitted by our regional contributors from all corners of the globe. Get all your theater news at a glance each Friday with 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MEMORY HOUSE - Astounding, Emotionally Powerful Acting Saves Shaky Script
by David Clarke - Jan 21, 2013

Spring is fast upon us and high school seniors will soon be getting their acceptance letters for universities in the mail. They have put in hours of hard work in their classes, extracurricular activities, doing community service, and writing those dreaded and trite essays for college admissions boards to review. Hopefully. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 1/20/2013
by BWW - Jan 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2013 for Houston (more...)

Main Street Theater Opens MEMORY HOUSE, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Sometimes we, as human beings, are so trapped between the hurt from our past and the utterly overwhelming nature of how to move forward into our future that we are frozen, locked in place, unable to see a way out of the dark, unable to connect with those we love most. Kathleen Tolan's Memory House captures that moment in time, that frozen moment for mother and daughter Maggie and Katia. It's heartbreaking, real, and even funny in its portrayal of this relationship. Main Street Theater's production is the regional premiere of Memory House. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 1/13/2013
by BWW - Jan 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/13/2013 for Houston (more...)

Miller Theatre Presents HOUSE OF DREAMS, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

An imaginative multimedia concert, Tafelmusik's House of Dreams takes the audience on a journey through five homes in five European cities where, in the 17th and 18th centuries, exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Marais were performed in intimate settings against a backdrop of private collections of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto, and Watteau. With narration, projected images of the paintings and homes, and music dynamically performed from memory, House of Dreams recreates the concert experience at the intersection of Baroque music and art. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 2/03/2013
by BWW - Feb 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/03/2013 for Houston (more...)

Trinity Rep to Present Three By Three in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

Trinity Rep continues its 2011-2012 season with Three by Three in Rep - a theatrical event featuring three world premieres performed in rotating repertory on the Dowling stage running from February to May. (more...)

SOCIAL CREATURES World Premiere to Begin Performances at Trinity Rep, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Dig yourself out of the depths of winter doldrums with Trinity Rep's world premiere of Social Creatures, a strangely beautiful, beautifully strange 'dramedy' about the end of the world as we know it. Like nothing Trinity Rep audiences have seen before, this world premiere play was commissioned in 2010 from Jackie Sibblies Drury - a remarkable new playwright and graduate of the Brown MFA playwriting program. (more...)

Trinity Rep Kicks Off 2012 With THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 2/3-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2012

Trinity Rep continues its 2011-2012 Season with The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare's incendiary indictment of prejudice. (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Three By Three in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2012

Trinity Rep continues its 2011-2012 season with Three by Three in Rep - a theatrical event featuring three world premieres performed in rotating repertory on the Dowling stage running from February to May. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trinity Rep's THREE BY THREE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

Trinity Rep continues its 2011-2012 season with Three by Three in Rep - a theatrical event featuring three world premieres performed in rotating repertory on the Dowling stage running from February to May. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company to Present New Translation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, 3/20-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a new translation of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, translated by Curt Columbus, directed by Terrence J. Nolen. The production appears on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage from March 20 through April 20, 2014 at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Boston in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

Main Street Theater Opens MEMORY HOUSE, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Sometimes we, as human beings, are so trapped between the hurt from our past and the utterly overwhelming nature of how to move forward into our future that we are frozen, locked in place, unable to see a way out of the dark, unable to connect with those we love most. Kathleen Tolan's Memory House captures that moment in time, that frozen moment for mother and daughter Maggie and Katia. It's heartbreaking, real, and even funny in its portrayal of this relationship. Main Street Theater's production is the regional premiere ofMemory House. (more...)

American Blues Theater Presents ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS World Premiere, Now thru 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

American Blues Theater (ABT), Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, kicks off the Ensemble's 27th season with the world premiere of Illegal Use of Hands by Emmy Award-winner, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and ABT Artistic Affiliate James Still, directed by Sandy Shinner, tonight, August 31 - September 30 at Victory Gardens' Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Press opening for Illegal Use of Hands is Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 - $39. Complete ticket information including ticket on-sale date and performance schedule will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Victory Gardens Produces In The Next Room or the vibrator play 9/9-10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2011

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Executive Director Jan Kallish announce the Chicago Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated play In the Next Room or the vibrator play directed by Associate Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. (more...)

Natalia Payne, Wendy Rich Stetson, Heather Wood Lead Yale's THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2011

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl's new version of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati, directed by Les Waters. (more...)

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL Opens in the Rep's Stackner Cabaret Tonight, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2012

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2012/13 Season kicks off with the wacky, award-winning musical comedy, Gutenberg! The Musical! The play is written by Scott Brown and Anthony King with original Music Direction and Arrangements by T. O. Sterrett. and will be directed by Rep Associate Artist Laura Gordon, who directed last season's delightful production of In the Next Room or the vibrator play. Gutenberg! The Musical! features comedic actor and Rep Associate Artist Gerard Neugent, former Milwaukee Rep Acting Intern Eric Damon Smith and frequent Rep collaborator Musical Director/Pianist Paul Helm. Gutenberg! The Musical runs in the Stackner Cabaret from August 24 - October 14, and opens tonight, August 26. (more...)

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL to Open in the Rep's Stackner Cabaret, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2012

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2012/13 Season kicks off with the wacky, award-winning musical comedy, Gutenberg! The Musical! Two men, one pianist, thirty baseball caps - and one massively misguided dream! In 1450, in Mainz, Germany, Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press; in 2012, in Nutley, New Jersey, Bud and Doug wrote a big, splashy musical about him, the evil monk trying to stop him and the beautiful girl who loved him. They may not have a cast, an orchestra or a clue, but with an unending supply of enthusiasm, they're pitching their hilarious, 16-song epic to Broadway producers who just might fulfill their bright-eyed ambitions! The play is written by Scott Brown and Anthony King with original Music Direction and Arrangements by T. O. Sterrett. and will be directed by Rep Associate Artist Laura Gordon, who directed last season's delightful production of In the Next Room or the vibrator play. Gutenberg! The Musical! features comedic actor and Rep Associate Artist Gerard Neugent, former Milwaukee Rep Acting Intern Eric Damon Smith and frequent Rep collaborator Musical Director/Pianist Paul Helm. Gutenberg! The Musical runs in the Stackner Cabaret from August 24 - October 14, and opens Sunday, August 26. (more...)

the side project Kicks Off 2013-14 Season Today with IT COMES IN Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

In its 2013-14 season of nine shows, the side project continues its drive to create world premiere collaborations. Artistic Director Adam Webster says, 'We are thrilled to present a world premiere from renowned playwright Kathleen Tolan (Goodman Theatre's Memory House), as well as continue the relationship we have with NY-based playwright Daniel Talbott, whose play Slipping we world premiered in 2008, and which was subsequently shortlisted for the 2010 Lambda Award, along with The Brother/Sister Plays. Further, we are excited to team up with Tympanic Theatre Company for our first co-production, Sandalwood.' Tympanic's last co-production was Scott Barsotti's Brewed. (more...)

Main Street Theater Announces 38th MainStage Season and 33rd Theater for Youth Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Main Street Theater announces its 38th MainStage Season and 33rd Theater for Youth Season. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rebecca Udden and Vivienne St. John Talk About Everything Main Street Theater
by David Clarke - Aug 19, 2012

Main Street Theatre has been a staple in the Houston theatre scene since Rebecca Udden found the company in the 1970s. Over time, the company has continued to evolve and grow. It seems that Houston audiences may not be fully aware of just how dynamic this stellar theatre company is. To help set the record straight, Rebecca Udden, Founding and Executive Artistic Director, and Vivienne St. John, Theater For Youth Producing Director, spoke with me about this fantastic and multifaceted theatrical company. (more...)

Kathleen Turner Set to Lead RED HOT PATRIOT at Arena Stage; David Esbjornson to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

Iconic stage and screen actress Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater to star in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, as the feisty, unforgettable political journalist. Written by twin-sister journalists Margaret Engel and Allison Engel and directed by David Esbjornson (Broadway's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and Driving Miss Daisy), the D.C. premiere kicks off Arena Stage's 2012/13 season playing August 23 through October 28, 2012 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Presents BELLE OF BELFAST, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its seventh season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST on Friday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

SOCIAL CREATURES World Premiere to Begin Performances at Trinity Rep, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Dig yourself out of the depths of winter doldrums with Trinity Rep's world premiere of Social Creatures, a strangely beautiful, beautifully strange 'dramedy' about the end of the world as we know it. Like nothing Trinity Rep audiences have seen before, this world premiere play was commissioned in 2010 from Jackie Sibblies Drury - a remarkable new playwright and graduate of the Brown MFA playwriting program. (more...)

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