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NOISES OFF is an ingenious play-within-a-play which follows a touring company as they rehearse and present a bedroom farce called Nothing On, filled with slamming doors, mistaken identities, infidelities and scantily clad women. As the characters make their exits from Nothing On, they find themselves in hilarious situations where anything that can go awry, does. In the end, the onstage and offstage worlds collide, creating a scandalously silly and fabulously funny nervous breakdown.

Joyce DeWitt to Join Micky Dolenz in COMEDY IS HARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Joyce DeWitt has just been confirmed to play opposite Micky Dolenz in Mike Reiss' new play Comedy Is Hard!, premiering Wednesday, September 24, at The Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, Connecticut. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes MATILDA's 'Queen' Lesli Margherita
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2014

On Monday, June 30th the Theater People Podcast welcomes 'Matilda' star Lesli Margherita. Topics discussed include her Olivier award winning turn as Inez in 'Zorro The Musical' in London's West End, the day her friend Eden Espinosa called her to insist that Lesli be seen for the role of Mrs. Wormwood in 'Matilda', and her emotional Broadway debut in the show. The episode is available now to iTunes subscribers. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

The Barn Players Present NOISES OFF, 7/18-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

'Noises Off' is Michael Frayn's uproarious play-within-a-play that follows the high-jinks and stage antics of a not so talented theatre touring company's cast as they blunder through a side-splitting bedroom comedy titled 'Nothing On', with very bad dress rehearsals, crazy backstage antics and a disastrous performance of the show - its simply a festival of delirium. Rated PG-13. (more...)

Playwright Marina Carr Headed to Pittsburgh for PICT's WOMAN AND THE SCARECROW, 7/7-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Marina Carr's play Woman and Scarecrow is a perfect embodiment of the bittersweet humor and comical tragedy that pervades the plays of the Irish, much like PICT's production Waiting for Godot that closed June 21. Alan Stanford will direct this third play in PICT's season, which he selected "because of its delicate investigation of the one event in our lives that we all share. The leaving of it." (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

David Adkins, Corinna May, Barbara Sims & Walton Wilson to Star in Berkshire Theatre Group's BENEFACTORS, 7/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn's Benefactors, a summer stages critic's pick by The New York Times at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 12 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 9 at 7pm and the production closes July 26 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's THE KING AND I Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre opens the Tony and Academy Award winning musical, The King and I, tonight, July 9 in Winchester, VA. Set against the backdrop of 19th century Siam, Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I explores the conflicted relationship between King Mongkut of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher hired by the King as part of his plans to modernize his country. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Peninsula Players' AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 79th season July 9 with Agatha Christie's classic whodunit 'And Then There Were None.' While the Players have produced other Christie works 'And Then There Were None' makes its Players debut with this production. (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for Noel Coward's THIS WAS A MAN at Finborough Theatre from July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Banned by the Lord Chamberlain for its facetious and irreverent treatment of adultery, This Was A Man, a previously unseen play by Noel Coward, directed by actress Belinda Lang, opens for its long overdue UK professional premiere in a strictly limited three week season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Begins 8/28 at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

TheatreSquared (T2) will launch its ninth season with the acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, a new adaptation by Richard Bean of the classic farce The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. (more...)

Third Rail Announces Big Changes for 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Third Rail is beyond thrilled to announce that we are taking our first steps towards finding a permanent theatre to call our own! When we leave the Winningstad Theatre for the CoHo Theatre in January of 2015, it will be for the last time as we go searching for the brick and mortar space that will be our home for years to come. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew R. Heinze's MOSES, THE AUTHOR to Play FringeNYC, 8/10-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

MOSES, THE AUTHOR, a world premiere comedy by Andrew R. Heinze, will be presented as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, held this year from August 8th - 24th. Directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Amy Wright,MOSES, THE AUTHOR will play five performances at 'Fringe Venue #17,' The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal) - on Sunday, 8/10 at 2:15pm; Wednesday, 8/13 at 9:45pm; Sat, 8/20 at 2pm; Thursday, 8/21 at 9pm; and Saturday, 8/23 at 9:15pm. Tickets for FringeNYC productions are $18 and are on sale now. For information/tickets to all FringeNYC productions, visit www.FringeNYC.org or call 866-468-7619. (more...)

Roundabout offers unbeatable value on the best of Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 25, 2014

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BDF & Kimmel Center to Present TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) partners with theKimmel Center for the Performing Arts to present TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT: Defining EXTRA-Ordinary, a unique Broadway cabaret featuring performances by Broadway veterans and emerging local talent. Directed by Tony Award-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knetchges (Xanadu, Spelling Bee), TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT concludes a weeklong musical theatre intensive taught by the industry's top directors, choreographers, and industry professionals. (more...)

RING OF FIRE to Open 7/30 at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of Richard Maltby, Jr.'s musical tribute to Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire (Wednesday, July 30 - Saturday, August 9, 2014). (more...)

Theatre Aspen Opens Sandy Rustin's THE COTTAGE Tonight, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opens the final show of the theatre's summer repertory season on July 24th, with the regional premiere of the brand new comedy The Cottage, by Sandy Rustin, running in rep with The Full Monty and Little Women. The playwright has been in residence to work on the show before the opening performance, with a cast of Broadway veterans including Nancy Anderson, Michele Ragusa, Mark Price, Michael Kostroff, Bailey Frankenberg and Spencer Plachy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kooman and Dimond's DANI GIRL
by Jude Cartalaba - Jul 22, 2014

DANI GIRL, a musical about a nine-year-old cancer-stricken girl Dani Lyons, created by the writing team of Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, is not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The World Premiere of COUPLED at the Jimmy Ferraro Studio Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 22, 2014

It's a lively, fun, yet moving musical that fits that needed niche between the young marrieds in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and the older "Menopause: The Musical" ladies. (more...)

MOSES, THE AUTHOR to Play FringeNYC, 8/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

MOSES, THE AUTHOR, a world premiere comedy by Andrew R. Heinze, will be presented as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, held this year from August 8th - 24th. Directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Amy Wright, MOSES, THE AUTHOR will play five performances at 'Fringe Venue #17,' The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal) - on Sunday, 8/10 at 2:15pm; Wednesday, 8/13 at 9:45pm; Sat, 8/20 at 2pm; Thursday, 8/21 at 9pm; and Saturday, 8/23 at 9:15pm. Tickets for FringeNYC productions are $18 and are on sale now. For information/tickets to all FringeNYC productions, visit www.FringeNYC.org or call 866-468-7619. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds in NOISES OFF at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 21, 2014

Even with some flaws in the production, the mirth never stops in Noises Off. It's marvelous fun. (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

Hartford Stage Sets Cast, Creatives for East Coast Premiere of ETHER DOME, 9/11-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

In 1846, the history of the world was forever changed by a dentist from Hartford, and now Hartford Stage will launch its 2014-15 Season with that remarkable and electrifying story: Ether Dome by Elizabeth Egloff (The Swan), directed by former Artistic Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans' Home Cycle). (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 20, 2014

On Monday, July 21st the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony-nominee Robin de Jesus. De Jesus discusses making his professional acting debut in the cult-hit indie film CAMP, making his Broadway debut as an understudy in RENT, creating the role of Sonny in the groundbreaking IN TH EHEIGHTS, co-starring as Jacob in the 2010 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES alongside Kelsey Grammer, and receiving Tony nominations for the latter two roles. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

This summer Company of Fools (COF) will present Matthew Barber's award-winning romantic comedy, Enchanted April. This production will run now through July 26, 2014 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Review: NOISES OFF Wows Audiences at The Barn Players
by Steve Wilson - Jul 19, 2014

Noises Off, the hilarious farce on theater by Michael Frayn, opened Friday night July 18 at the Barn Players in Mission, Kan. Frayn wrote the 1982 play after watching from the wings of a play he had written for Lynn Redgrave. He said, "It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind." (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Dorset Theatre Festival's ALL IN THE TIMING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival will present the 20th Anniversary Revival of David Ives' classic comedy All in the Timing opening July 24. All in the Timing, a collection of six zany comedies, will be directed by DTF favorite and resident director Jenn Thompson, known to local audiences for her celebrated productions of Noises Off, Boeing-Boeing and Barefoot in the Park. (more...)

SSMT's MARY POPPINS to Open 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) hosts the regional premiere of the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins, opening July 23. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcome's Tony-Winner Tonya Pinkins from HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 14, 2014

On Monday, July 7th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins. Pinkins is currently co-starring on Broadway in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, a mostly rapped-through musical featuring the music, lyrics, and poetry of Tupac Shakur. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

Industry Insight: Two Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Signs with Paradigm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has just signed with the Paradigm Agency. (more...)

Louis Viljoen to Bring New Play THE KINGMAKERS to Alexander Upstairs Theatre, Aug 25-Sept 13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Louis Viljoen's ruthless new play THE KINGMAKERS is to be staged at the Alexander Upstairs theatre. The dark political comedy will make its debut in one of Cape Town's best independent theatre spaces, The Alexander Upstairs, and will run 25th August to 13th September, 2014. (more...)

CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its MainStage Series for Season 16. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning star of IN THE HEIGHTS, WEST SIDE STORY Karen Olivo
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 3, 2014

On Monday, August 4th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Karen Olivo. Olivo made headlines in 2013 when she announced on her blog that she would be taking a step back from acting and leaving New York City in order to move to Madison, Wisconsin to pursue other interests and passions. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK to Premiere at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Chinless Productions and Eric & Christine Kovac present the World Premiere of an unauthorized parody, LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK, written by Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon, musical direction by DeReau K. Farrar, choreography by Heather Ashleigh Rivers and directed by Steven Brandon. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Back to the Exam Books for Mad Cows's THE HISTORY BOYS
by Justin J Sacramone - Aug 24, 2014

As schools are opening their doors and welcoming students back, class at the Mad Cow Theatre Company is also back in session with a production of Alan Bennett's 2005 Tony Winning Play, THE HISTORY BOYS. My review on the production, running through September 7th, will be up early next week. In the meantime, I was able to interview some of the cast members. Instead of your basic interview with straightforward questions, I kept with the spirit of Bennett's scholastic play by passing out the blue books with three open-ended questions about some of the themes from the play. Although these answers will not be graded, I am sure if Irwin took a glance at them he would not be regarding them as "abysmally dull". (more...)

Annual Liverpool Comedy Festival Returns in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The annual outing of Liverpool Comedy Festival returns for a lucky 13th year and with 13 days of the finest UK comedy performers, from Tuesday 23 September until Sunday 5 October, in venues across Britain's funniest city. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 9/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

As a singer and songwriter, Hank Williams changed the face of not only country music, but music in general, forever. From September 4- 28, the Clarence Brown Theatre will stage the biographical retelling of his life in Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Rolling Stone called the show, "Exhilarating! A rare achievement in musical theater!" And, the NY Post called Lost Highway, "the best example of a musician's bio put on stage I've ever seen!" UT Medical Center is the corporate sponsor for the production with additional support from the City of Knoxville. Media sponsors are WUOT, WUTK and the Knoxville News Sentinel. (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

Bainbridge Performing Arts Celebrates the Life and Talent of Bob McAllister
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Bainbridge Performing Arts is deeply saddened by the loss of former actor, poet, instructor, mentor, and dear friend, Bob McAllister. Bob's BPA career included appearances in Twelve Angry Men and Noises Off, and his poetry was exhibited in the BPA Gallery. He also appeared in the Indie film Jurisdiction, playing Tommy Tongue, the anti-hero psychopath. Bob had an abiding love of theatre, and he had an unshakeable commitment to the community of artists he mentored, loved, and collaborated with at Bainbridge Performing Arts and the Island's entire theatre community. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/19/14 - Mint's FATAL WEAKNESS, 'LA CAGE' at the Circus, IT'S ONLY A PLAY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 19, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FATAL WEAKNESS begins off-Broadway, LA CAGE stars Broadway vets in Sacramento, the company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY meets the press, and Daniel Radcliffe appears on Ovation tonight! (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS to Open The Rep's 48th Season, 9/10-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the wildly funny and witty play One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean and directed by Edward Stern. This entertaining and innovative take on the classic farce The Servant of Two Masters by playwright Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, September 10-October 5, 2014. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Jerry Mitchell
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 17, 2014

On Monday, August 18th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell discusses directing and choreographing the Tony winning mega-hit KINKY BOOTS. He also discusses making his director/choreographer debut with the popular LEGALLY BLONDE as well as his collaborations with the great Jack O'Brien on HAIRSPRAY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE FULL MONTY and others. The episode is available now for iTunes subscribers. (more...)

Austin Playhouse to Stage TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

A Tony nominee for Best Play, Time Stands Still is a witty, intelligent examination of the power of war against the backdrop of the homefront. Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist, share a passion for the adrenaline rush that comes from reporting stories in the world's deadliest war zones. When the realities of combat become too much for James, a rift begins to form between them. After Sarah is wounded in a bomb blast in Iraq, she is forced to return home to James and the safety, and comparative boredom, of New York. Her struggle to adapt to life in the States is contrasted with the life of her mentor, Richard, who is happily embarking on a more conventional path with a much younger woman. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 10
by - Aug 10, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 10, 2014. (more...)

Television and Stage Star Felicity Kendal Stars in Noel Coward's HAY FEVER at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

FELICITY Kendal stars in Noel Coward's Hay Fever, at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September). This new production of the hilarious tale of bad manners also stars Simon Shepherd. (more...)

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