Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater TonightPremiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The premiere reading of Bluebirds by Joe Brondo will be held as part of the John Drew Theater Lab (JDTLab) tonight, September 9 at 7:30pm at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. (more...)

Casting Announced For Sell A Door's New Adaptation Of THE SILVER SWORDCasting Announced For Sell A Door's New Adaptation Of THE SILVER SWORD
by Jenny Antill - Sep 4, 2015

Ian Seraillier's highly acclaimed and much-loved children's novel, THE SILVER SWORD, will receive its world stage premiere at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre from Sat 26 Sept - Sat 3 Oct before embarking on UK Tour throughout Autumn 2015. This brand new production comes to The Old Rep from Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 October. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY Workshop PresentationI LOVED LUCY Workshop Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2015

LWL Investments and Entertainment Limited isproducing the workshop presentation of the European premiere of the play I LOVED LUCY by LEE TANNEN at the Above The Arts, 6-7 Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB on Tuesday, 20th October 2015 - 1PM - 2:30PM. (more...)

BWW Interviews: STATE OF CONTROL Opens Tonight - A Comic Nightmare with a MessageBWW Interviews: STATE OF CONTROL Opens Tonight - A Comic Nightmare with a Message
by Paul Batterson - Sep 27, 2013

For a man who says he doesn't remember most of his dreams, Columbus-based playwright Bill Cook spends a lot of time writing about nightmares. Cook describes his latest work, STATE OF CONTROL, as a comic nightmare. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This FallJay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

BWW Interviews: STATE OF CONTROL a Comic Nightmare with a MessageBWW Interviews: STATE OF CONTROL a Comic Nightmare with a Message
by Paul Batterson - Sep 16, 2013

For a man who says he doesn't remember most of his dreams, Columbus-based playwright Bill Cook spends a lot of time writing about nightmares. Cook describes his latest work, STATE OF CONTROL, as a comic nightmare. (more...)

Kathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Join Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT; Full Cast Announced!Kathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Join Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Olivier-award nominee Matthew Dunster directs Kathryn Prescott (Channel 4's Skins) in her stage debut with Cian Barry (Our Boys, The Member of the Wedding), Daniel Stewart (Written on the Heart) and Rocky Marshall (Headlong's Faustus, Mean Machine) alongside 16-strong cast in the first major revival in over 30 years of The Love Girl and the Innocent at Southwark Playhous in October. (more...)

Kathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Set for Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT, Beg. TonightKathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Set for Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Olivier-award nominee Matthew Dunster directs Kathryn Prescott (Channel 4's Skins) in her stage debut with Cian Barry (Our Boys, The Member of the Wedding), Daniel Stewart (Written on the Heart) and Rocky Marshall (Headlong's Faustus, Mean Machine) alongside 16-strong cast in the first major revival in over 30 years of The Love Girl and the Innocent at Southwark Playhous in October. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black Lead DRACULA, Beginning Tonight at the Alley TheatreJay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black Lead DRACULA, Beginning Tonight at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Hartford Stage Presents THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN by Dan O'Brien with Michael Crane and Michael CumpstyHartford Stage Presents THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN by Dan O'Brien with Michael Crane and Michael Cumpsty
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Hartford Stage will present Dan O'Brien's bold, radically theatrical and poetic true story, The Body of an American, with direction by Jo Bonney and featuring Michael Crane and Michael Cumpsty, from January 7-31, 2016. (more...)

Mississippi Mud Presents SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. TonightMississippi Mud Presents SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC. The company produces Tennessee Williams' one-acts Moony's Kid Don't Cry, directed by Jen Danby; The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Daniel Capalbo, Jr, with Miss Danby as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, an early sketch of Blanche DuBois; and Interior: Panic, an early sketch of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Edward Bergen and starring Jen Danby and Colleen Leone as sisters Blanche and Grace. Three plays, music, raffles and refreshments. Tickets on sale online @ http://shotguncottage.brownpapertickets.com - $25 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Under 18. (more...)

ETHEL SINGS to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 5/31ETHEL SINGS to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Undercover Productions LLC will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Ethel Sings, by Joan Beber beginning performances at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) on May 31st, with Opening Night set for Friday June 6th. This limited engagement will continue through July 13th. (more...)

ETHEL SINGS Begins Performances Off-Broadway TonightETHEL SINGS Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Undercover Productions LLC will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Ethel Sings, by Joan Beber beginning performances at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) tonight, May 31st, with Opening Night set for Friday June 6th. This limited engagement will continue through July 13th. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Begins at BAM TonightFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Begins at BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Mississippi Mud Productions Presents and This American Blonde Actress Announce Cast of Tennessee Williams' VIEUX CARREMississippi Mud Productions Presents and This American Blonde Actress Announce Cast of Tennessee Williams' VIEUX CARRE
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Mississippi Mud Productions and This American Blonde Actress announce full cast and talkbacks with director Jen Danby and cast of Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre in Hell's Kitchen. Tickets on sale online at http://mudvieuxcarre.brownpapertickets.com - $18 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior. (more...)

Sandra Dickinson to Return as Lucille Ball in I LOVED LUCY at Jermyn Street This AprilSandra Dickinson to Return as Lucille Ball in I LOVED LUCY at Jermyn Street This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

After a phenomenally successful London premiere last month, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal play, I LOVED LUCY, a bitter-sweet memoir that reveals the real life Lucille Ball and what it was like being her friend to the end, is to return to Jermyn Street Theatre for a further 3-week season. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Pinter's BETRAYAL, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES & More Set for Raven Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonPinter's BETRAYAL, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES & More Set for Raven Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

For its 2016-17 season, the 33-year-old Raven Theatre Company will again bring new plays and playwrights to Chicago audiences along with revivals of classic and lesser-known works by masters of modern drama. Michael Menendian, producing artistic director, today announced a lineup that includes the early Tennessee Williams play Not About Nightingales and Pinter'sBetrayal as well as the Midwest premieres of Richard Greenberg's recent Broadway hit The Assembled Parties and Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, one of the U.K.'s most acclaimed new playwrights, and the world premiere of Sycamore - a drama of contemporary family life set in the Midwest by New York-based playwright Sarah Sander. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present A FEW GOOD MEN, 3/1-24Alley Theatre to Present A FEW GOOD MEN, 3/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening TodaythFull Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Noël Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

Michael Pemberton to Star in BROKEN at Shetler Studios TheatresMichael Pemberton to Star in BROKEN at Shetler Studios Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Broadway and TV actor Michael Pemberton, soon to be seen on the upcoming season of HBO's Emmy Award-winning comedy Veep, is set to star in the premiere of the powerful new drama BROKEN which will run from April 9-26 at Shetler Studios Theatres (244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor). The play centers on the interactions between a prison doctor and a teenage inmate who committed a terrible mass shooting spree less than a month ago. (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents A FEW GOOD MEN, Now thru 3/24Alley Theatre Presents A FEW GOOD MEN, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs tonight, March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 6, 2015

The 69th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 7th at 8/9c hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long award season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tracy Michailidis and More in ETHEL SINGS at Theatre RowPhoto Flash: First Look at Tracy Michailidis and More in ETHEL SINGS at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Undercover Productions LLC will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Ethel Sings, by Joan Beber at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), with Opening Night set for tomorrow, Friday, June 6th. This limited engagement will continue through July 13th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ETHEL SINGS Opens this Friday Off-BroadwayETHEL SINGS Opens this Friday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Undercover Productions LLC will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Ethel Sings, by Joan Beber at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), with Opening Night set for Friday June 6th. This limited engagement will continue through July 13th. (more...)

James Black and Elizabeth Bunch to Star in AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE HOLLOW at Alley Theatre; Full Cast Announced!James Black and Elizabeth Bunch to Star in AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE HOLLOW at Alley Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

Beginning in July 2013, the Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's The Hollow during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series. Under the direction of Gregory Boyd, the Alley's resident company of actors will bring to life the colorful cast of characters in Agatha Christie's The Hollow. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20Photo 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...)

New Musical CRUSH, Starring Sara Crowe & Rosemary Ashe, to Premiere at Belgrade Theatre CoventryNew Musical CRUSH, Starring Sara Crowe & Rosemary Ashe, to Premiere at Belgrade Theatre Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Big Broad Productions present CRUSH, the brand new musical, which will premiere at Belgrade Theatre Coventry running from Friday 4 to Saturday 19 September 2015.   CRUSH will then run at Theatre Royal Brighton (22-26 September) and Richmond Theatre (29 September-3 October).  (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Off-Broadway's ETHEL SINGS to Host Talk Back with Robert Meeropol, 6/29Off-Broadway's ETHEL SINGS to Host Talk Back with Robert Meeropol, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Undercover Productions LLC, now presenting the Off-Broadway Premiere of Ethel Sings by Joan Beber at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), will offer a special talk-back following the June 29th matinee performance with Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Complete Lineup for Inaugural SeasonAlley Theatre Announces Complete Lineup for Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

HOUSTON - Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announced the two plays to complete its 2015-2016 Inaugural Season in the renovated theatre, Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana and George Brant's Grounded. (more...)

James Black and Elizabeth Bunch to Star in AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE HOLLOW at Alley Theatre; Full Cast Announced!James Black and Elizabeth Bunch to Star in AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE HOLLOW at Alley Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Beginning in July 2013, the Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's The Hollow during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series. Under the direction of Gregory Boyd, the Alley's resident company of actors will bring to life the colorful cast of characters in Agatha Christie's The Hollow. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER, Opening TonightJeffrey Bean Stars in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

THE FOREIGNER is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. The show opens tonight, July 8, 2015. (more...)

ETHEL SINGS Ends Off-Broadway Engagement this WeekETHEL SINGS Ends Off-Broadway Engagement this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

This is the final week to see the acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement of Ethel Sings by Joan Beber at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited engagement concludes July 13th. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in THE FOREIGNER, Beginning Tonight at the Alley TheatreJeffrey Bean Stars in THE FOREIGNER, Beginning Tonight at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

The Foreigner is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season, starring Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean in one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Bayou Theatre Company to Stage PASSING STRANGEBayou Theatre Company to Stage PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Bayou Theatre Company continues it's 2014-2015 Season "Finding the Real" with Stew's musical "Passing Strange," exploring themes of acceptance, identity, the importance of family and love, set in various parts of Europe like Amsterdam, and Berlin. Passing Strange is directed by Bayou Theatre Company's Artistic Director Alric Davis with musical direction by Donte Wright, and will be performed at the Frenetic Theatre Thursday - Saturday August 6th - 8th nightly at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


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Sandra Dickinson to Lead UK Premiere of I LOVED LUCYSandra Dickinson to Lead UK Premiere of I LOVED LUCY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

I Loved Lucy is a personal portrait of an iconic comedic entertainer whose public face is all too well known. But what was Lucille Ball really like and how did she choose to live her life…at the end of her life?  Out of the spotlight. (more...)

FIVE BY TENN and THE GRANDE DAMES Set for 1/10-11 at Marigny Opera HouseFIVE BY TENN and THE GRANDE DAMES Set for 1/10-11 at Marigny Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2014

Don't miss one night performances of FIVE BY TENN and THE GRAND DAMES at the Bacchanal next week. Tickets available at: southernrep.com or CALL: 504-522-6545. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY Begins Jermyn Street Theatre Run in FebruaryI LOVED LUCY Begins Jermyn Street Theatre Run in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Based on his best selling memoir, Lee Tannen's funny, bitter-sweet play, which gets its UK premiere in a four-week season at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 2 - Saturday 27 February, reveals the real-life Lucy and what is was like being her friend to the end. Most people who wrote about Lucy never even met her. They relied on others to fill in the blanks. Lee relied solely on Lucy. And he paints a rich personal portrait that can only add to our love of a legend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's MACHINALPhoto Flash: Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's MACHINAL
by Meet the Cast - Jan 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20, 2013 ahead of an official opening on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

FIVE BY TENN and THE GRANDE DAMES Set for This Weekend at Marigny Opera HouseFIVE BY TENN and THE GRANDE DAMES Set for This Weekend at Marigny Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Don't miss one night performances of FIVE BY TENN and THE GRAND DAMES at the Bacchanal next week. Tickets available at: southernrep.com or CALL: 504-522-6545. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. TonightJeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND IBroadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater, 9/9Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The premiere reading of Bluebirds by Joe Brondo will be held as part of the John Drew Theater Lab (JDTLab) on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. For more information, visit http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=605&mode=id. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. TonightJeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Company Announces WASTELAND & More for 2012-13 SeasonTimeLine Theatre Company Announces WASTELAND & More for 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company has announced its four-play 2012-13 season. TimeLine is dedicated to presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, and its upcoming season includes one world premiere and three Chicago premieres. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Mississippi Mud to Present SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. 5/9Mississippi Mud to Present SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC. The company produces Tennessee Williams' one-acts Moony's Kid Don't Cry, directed by Jen Danby; The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Daniel Capalbo, Jr, with Miss Danby as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, an early sketch of Blanche DuBois; and Interior: Panic, an early sketch of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Edward Bergen and starring Jen Danby and Colleen Leone as sisters Blanche and Grace. Three plays, music, raffles and refreshments. Tickets on sale online @ http://shotguncottage.brownpapertickets.com - $25 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Under 18. (more...)

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