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Cherry Lane Begins 90th Season with Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE TonightCherry Lane Begins 90th Season with Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre - which this year will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the nation's most revered institutions for its commitment to producing new works for the stage - will begin its 90th season with the world-premiere of Lisa Ramirez's play TO THE BONE directed by Lisa Peterson, set to commence previews tonight, September 9 prior to an official opening night September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village), it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the company's Founding Artistic Director. The production runs through October 4. (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2013: Joan Rivers Talks JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, FASHION POLICE, SALLY MARR Revival & MoreInDepth InterView Flashback 2013: Joan Rivers Talks JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, FASHION POLICE, SALLY MARR Revival & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 7, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this InDepth InterView originally presented in 2013. (more...)

TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Has World Premiere at Chichester Festival TheatreTAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Has World Premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

A season of new plays exploring little-known true stories continues at Chichester with a drama featuring acclaimed actress Penelope Wilton. She plays Irmgard, the mother of celebrated lawyer Hans Litten who puts Hitler on the witness stand in 1930s Germany with devastating consequences. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Casting for World Premiere of QUEEN COALSheffield Theatres Announce Casting for World Premiere of QUEEN COAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Sheffield Theatres today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Bryony Lavery's play Queen Coal, which will take to the Studio stage from Thursday 30 October to Saturday 22 November. (more...)

 Playhouse on Park to Open Season with ANGELS IN AMERICA, 10/1-19 Playhouse on Park to Open Season with ANGELS IN AMERICA, 10/1-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Resident co-founder/co-artistic director Sean Harris will be directing the American masterpiece Angels in America: Part 1: Millennium Approaches to kick off Playhouse on Park's sixth season. Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, the first part of Tony Kushner's epic depicts life in America during the 1980s. Touching upon the provocative topics of politics, religion, and the AIDS epidemic, Angels in America has been hailed as 'a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama' (New York Times) and 'the most ambitious American Play of our time' (Newsweek). This production is recommended for audiences sixteen and up. (more...)

PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

MCC Theater's World Premiere of THE MONEY SHOT by Neil LaBute Begins TonightMCC Theater's World Premiere of THE MONEY SHOT by Neil LaBute Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Elizabeth Reaser, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller star in the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) tonight, September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. (more...)

James Franco Shaves His Head for Upcoming Role in Dark Drama ZEROVILLE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Actor and director James Franco, who recently made his Broadway debut in the iconic play 'Of Mice and Men,' took to Instagram to share his freshly shorn head. The new look is for his role in the upcoming dark drama ZEROVILLE. (more...)

Producer Barbara Whitman to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual GalaProducer Barbara Whitman to be Honored at Transport Group's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, will honor Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman on December 8, 2014 at 6pm at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70 Street. (more...)

Texas Repertory Theatre Revives an American Classic OF MICE AND MENTexas Repertory Theatre Revives an American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continue to celebrate its 10th anniversary season with John Steinbeck's American classic Of Mice and Men. Chosen by audiences as one of The Texas Repertory Theatre's "greatest hits", Of Mice & Men previews on October 16th, opens on October 17th, and will run 4 performances a week through November 9th. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Finds Its Home on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!FINDING NEVERLAND Finds Its Home on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Producer Harvey Weinstein and director Diane Paulus announced today that Finding Neverland will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2015. This announcement comes on the heels of Finding Neverland's sold-out, world-premiere engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, which ended yesterday. The production began previews at the Loeb Drama Center on Wednesday, July 23, and ran for a total of 75 performances - all of which played to capacity crowds, making it the highest attended and highest grossing production in A.R.T.'s 34-year history. Finding Neverland will begin preview performances on Broadway in March, 2015. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

New Play MR. HART AND MR. BROWN Will Close Chenango River Theatre's 2014 SeasonNew Play MR. HART AND MR. BROWN Will Close Chenango River Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Playwright Bruce Graham's Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown is the fictionalized story of an actual encounter between two historic men fleeing from their past in the early 1920's. A wildly entertaining play about the myth of the old West, good and evil, and freedom of the press, the story is set in Nebraska during the Prohibition era - a time where much of rural Nebraska still resembled the frontier depicted in the classic movies about the Old West. (more...)

Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT, Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Opens Tonight at MCC TheaterNeil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT, Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Opens Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

MCC Theater presents the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The production was originally scheduled to close on October 12, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. The official opening is set for tonight, September 22, 2014. (more...)

Texas Repertory Presents OF MICE AND MEN, 10/17-11/09Texas Repertory Presents OF MICE AND MEN, 10/17-11/09
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continue to celebrate its 10th anniversary season with John Steinbeck's American classic Of Mice and Men. Chosen by audiences as one of The Texas Repertory Theatre's "greatest hits", Of Mice & Men previews on October 16th, opens on October 17th, and will run 4 performances a week through November 9th. (more...)

Jane Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler and More to Join Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK; Spring Dates Set!Jane Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Jerry Adler and More to Join Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK; Spring Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Tickets go on sale today for FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy starring and written by Larry David, the creator and star of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and co-creator of 'Seinfeld.' FISH IN THE DARK, to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will mark Larry David's Broadway debut and will feature Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini, Rosie Perez, and Jerry Adler. The production will begin previews Monday, February 2, and open on Thursday, March 5 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW Previews: Fall Theatre Roundup in South DakotaBWW Previews: Fall Theatre Roundup in South Dakota
by Ellie Livingston - Sep 2, 2014

The fall of 2014 is shaping up to be very exciting for Eastern South Dakota theatre! From musicals to dramas, there seems to be a little bit of everything. To make things easy for you, I have complied a list of upcoming shows and theatre's that I believe you won't want to miss this fall. Mark your calendars! (more...)

Lena Hall, James Monroe Iglehart, Ramin Karimloo and More Set for CELEBRITY KARAOKE Event 10/6 at NY Comic ConLena Hall, James Monroe Iglehart, Ramin Karimloo and More Set for CELEBRITY KARAOKE Event 10/6 at NY Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Broadway stars Lena Hall, James Iglehart, Ramin Karimloo will headline Clear Channel Spectacolor & New York Comic Con 'Celebrity Karaoke: An Epic Evening with the Stars' on Monday Oct. 6th at Hard Rock Cafe Times Square. (more...)

Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE Opens Tonight at Cherry LaneLisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre - which this year will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the nation's most revered institutions for its commitment to producing new works for the stage - opens its 90th season with the world-premiere of Lisa Ramirez's play TO THE BONE directed by Lisa Peterson, set to open tonight, September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village). The production runs through October 4. (more...)

OTHELLO Runs 10/18-12/14 at Odyssey TheatreOTHELLO Runs 10/18-12/14 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

'Tis the soldiers' life. To have their balmy slumbers waked by strife." Three of L.A.'s most venerable artistic directors come together when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble (Ron Sossi, artistic director) and The New American Theatre (Jack Stehlin, artistic director) present a bold new production of Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Rogue Machine artistic director John Perrin Flynn. The modern dress production, starring Stehlin as Iago opposite A Martinez in the title role, opens for press on Oct. 17 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (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...)

Signature Theatre Welcomes Joe Calarco as New Resident Director/Director of New WorksSignature Theatre Welcomes Joe Calarco as New Resident Director/Director of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre has appointed Joe Calarco to the new position of Resident Director/Director of New Works. In this position, Calarco will continue to strengthen Signature's commitment to new work by shepherding the development of new musicals and plays and actively seeking the work of original and diverse voices. Calarco will also direct 1-2 shows per season and will continue his work with Signature in The Schools, Signature's flagship education program. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Present OF MICE AND MENBirmingham Repertory Theatre to Present OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is to be brought to life in a major new production at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from October 10 - November 1 (press night Tuesday, October 14). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at OF MICE AND MEN at The REPPhoto Flash: First Look at OF MICE AND MEN at The REP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, opens its 2014-2015 season with Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck's timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression. Directed by Robert A. Miller, Of Mice and Men runs now through September 21, in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players opens ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler at the Westchester Playhouse 9/12Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players opens ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler at the Westchester Playhouse 9/12
by Shari Barrett - Sep 12, 2014

Kentwood Players presents "ORPHANS" by Lyle Kessler, directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth,from September 12 to October 18, 2014 at the Westchester Playhouse. Here are staged photos from the production featuring Raul Bencomo as Phillip, Jeff Cheezum as Treat, and Karl Schott as Harold. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Bring Star-Studded Broadway Revival OF MICE AND MEN to Theaters in NovemberNational Theatre Live to Bring Star-Studded Broadway Revival OF MICE AND MEN to Theaters in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, filmed at Broadway's Longacre Theatre in front of a live audience by National Theatre Live, will be screened in over 700 cinema venues across the United States and Canada on Thursday, November 6, 2014, and varying dates. Distributed through BY Experience and Fathom Events, tickets for National Theatre Live's November 6, Of Mice and Men screening will go on sale Friday, September 12. For tickets and screening locations please visit www.ntlive.com. Additional screening dates and locations to be announced. (more...)

MCC Extends Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOTMCC Extends Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, has been extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The production was originally scheduled to close on October 12, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

First Trailer Released For James Franco & Chris O'Dowd In Fathom Events OF MICE AND MENFirst Trailer Released For James Franco & Chris O'Dowd In Fathom Events OF MICE AND MEN
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 9, 2014

The first preview trailer for the upcoming National Theatre Live and Fathom Events showings of recent Broadway hit OF MICE & MEN headlined by stage and screen stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd is now available to view. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for National Theatre Live's OF MICE AND MEN ScreeningsTickets Now On Sale for National Theatre Live's OF MICE AND MEN Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Distributed through BY Experience and Fathom Events, tickets for National Theatre Live's November 6, Of Mice and Men screening are now on sale. For tickets and screening locations please visit www.ntlive.com. Check NT Live listings for encore screening dates and locations. (more...)

Lena Hall, James Monroe Iglehart, Ramin Karimloo and More Set for CELEBRITY KARAOKE Event Tonight at NY Comic ConLena Hall, James Monroe Iglehart, Ramin Karimloo and More Set for CELEBRITY KARAOKE Event Tonight at NY Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Broadway stars Lena Hall, James Iglehart, Ramin Karimloo will headline Clear Channel Spectacolor & New York Comic Con 'Celebrity Karaoke: An Epic Evening with the Stars' tonight Oct. 6th at Hard Rock Cafe Times Square. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 'GRIMM TALES' at Bargehouse, Beginning Nov 21Full Cast Announced for 'GRIMM TALES' at Bargehouse, Beginning Nov 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Full casting was announced today for the immersive storytelling adaptation of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Young and Old, which opens at London South Bank's atmospheric Bargehouse on November 21. (more...)

PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD to Open in London, Nov. 21PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD to Open in London, Nov. 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Full casting was announced today for the immersive storytelling adaptation of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Young and Old, which opens at London South Bank's atmospheric Bargehouse on November 21. The first images of rehearsals have also been released today. (more...)

Harvey Weinstein Responds to FINDING NEVERLAND's Boston ReviewsHarvey Weinstein Responds to FINDING NEVERLAND's Boston Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Harvey Weinstein and director Diane Paulus recently announced that Finding Neverland will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2015. This announcement comes on the heels of Finding Neverland's sold-out, world-premiere engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Finding Neverland will begin preview performances on Broadway in March, 2015. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN with James Franco & Chris O'Dowd to be Broadcast at Town Hall Theatre, 11/11OF MICE AND MEN with James Franco & Chris O'Dowd to be Broadcast at Town Hall Theatre, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, filmed at Broadway's Longacre Theatre in front of a live audience by National Theatre Live, will be broadcast in HD at Town Hall Theater November 11th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $17/ $10 Students. (more...)

Christiane Noll and More Star in Reading of New Musical THE NEXT BIG THING TonightChristiane Noll and More Star in Reading of New Musical THE NEXT BIG THING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Laurie Oestreicher and LLL Magic have announced two developmental lab performances, October 27 and 28, 2014, of the new musical, The Next Big Thing, with book and lyrics by J. Laurence Lowenstein, music by Gerald H. Bailey (Courting), and directed by Jim Ortlieb (Broadway's recent Of Mice and Men and Guys and Dolls). The Next Big Thing is an intimate and incisive musical about one young actor's treacherous road to Hollywood stardom. (more...)

'GUARDIANS', LOOKING, Azalea Among 2014 NEW NOW NEXT Award Nominees; Full List Announced!'GUARDIANS', LOOKING, Azalea Among 2014 NEW NOW NEXT Award Nominees; Full List Announced!
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

LOGO TV today announced the categories and nominations for the annual 'New Now Next Awards,' the definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come. (more...)

LOGO TV'S NEW NOW NEXT AWARDS Adds Theater Category; HEDWIG, Cranston & More Among NomineesLOGO TV'S NEW NOW NEXT AWARDS Adds Theater Category; HEDWIG, Cranston & More Among Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Logo TV today announced the categories and nominations for the annual “New Now Next Awards,” the definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come. (more...)

Chichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise RoleChichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise Role
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Jonathan Church's world premiere production of Taken At Midnight, a new play by Mark Hayhurst, will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season previewing from January 15th. Returning to the West End after a five-year absence, Penelope Wilton reprises her role as Irmgard in this production which is currently enjoying a sold-out season in Chichester. (more...)

THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with a magical, fresh new take on a beloved classic - The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O'Donnell. Directed by the award-winning Joe Calarco, The Nutcracker makes its area premiere at Round House Theatre from November 26 thru December 28, 2014. Opening night is Monday, December 1, 2014. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer David Binder Joins LIFT TeamTony-Winning Producer David Binder Joins LIFT Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) is delighted to announce award-winning producer David Binder will join its team as Artistic Associate. David will work with LIFT to develop international projects and collaborations to be part of future festivals. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Challenge Audiences with DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, 11/7-16Playhouse on Park to Challenge Audiences with DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Playhouse on Park will open the 2014/2015 On The Edge series with John Patrick Shanley's provocative work Danny and the Deep Blue Sea directed by Sean Harris on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Playhouse on Park's ANGELS IN AMERICAPhoto Flash: First Look at Playhouse on Park's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Resident co-founder/co-artistic director Sean Harris directs the American masterpiece Angels in America: Part 1: Millennium Approaches to kick off Playhouse on Park's sixth season. Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, the first part of Tony Kushner's epic depicts life in America during the 1980s. Touching upon the provocative topics of politics, religion, and the AIDS epidemic, Angels in America has been hailed as 'a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama' (New York Times) and 'the most ambitious American Play of our time' (Newsweek). This production is recommended for audiences sixteen and up. (more...)

Anna D. Shapiro Will Take Over as Steppenwolf Artistic Director, Campus Expansion AnnouncedAnna D. Shapiro Will Take Over as Steppenwolf Artistic Director, Campus Expansion Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's longest-standing, most distinguished ensemble theater, announced today new leadership and unveiled plans for a future campus expansion. Steppenwolf ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro will succeed Martha Lavey as artistic director at the conclusion of the current season in fall 2015. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for Chicago Premiere of DIVIDING THE ESTATERaven Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for Chicago Premiere of DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Raven Theatre's production of Dividing the Estate, by the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Academy award winning playwright Horton Foote, will feature a cast of 13 actors from many of Chicago's most celebrated theater companies, according to Michael Menendian, Raven's co-Artistic Director. Foote's comedy-drama, which focuses on the feuds and disputes among members of a wealthy Texas family whose fortunes have declined, was his last new play to be presented on Broadway. That 2008 production was nominated for Tony Awards for Best Original Play and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (Hallie Foote). Raven Theatre, who produced Foote's The Trip to Bountiful in 2013, will be the first company to bring this acclaimed script to a Chicago stage. Raven associate artistic director Cody Estle (Raven's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Vieux Carre, The Artistic Home's Watch on the Rhine, Mary-Arrchie's Uncle Bob) will direct. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley November 28-December 28. Directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Beth Dixon, David Howey, Anthony Lawton, and Kathleen McNenny. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - October 15-17, 2014Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - October 15-17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, airing on ABC on October 15-17, 2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews: OF MICE AND MEN, Birmingham Rep Theatre, October 14 2014BWW Reviews: OF MICE AND MEN, Birmingham Rep Theatre, October 14 2014
by Jenny Antill - Oct 15, 2014

John Steinbeck published the epic Of Mice and Men in 1937. It was an instant success and in the same year, the novel was picked up by George S Kaufman who immediately bought the stage rights. Steinbeck and Kaufman worked together to create the stage play and it was soon on Broadway where it played for a very respectable 207 performances. It also won the New York Drama Critics Circle award for 'Best Play' in 1938. Shortly after this, Of Mice and Men opened at London's Gate Theatre and the rest is history. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of October 13, 2014Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of October 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, airing on ABC for the week of October 13, 2014! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/10/14 - CINDERELLA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Tour, THE NANCE on PBS, WHILE I YET LIVE Opens & More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/10/14 - CINDERELLA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Tour, THE NANCE on PBS, WHILE I YET LIVE Opens & More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: CINDERELLA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST go on tour, THE NANCE airs on PBS and Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE opens on Sunday! (more...)

Christiane Noll & More to Star in Developmental Reading of New Musical THE NEXT BIG THINGChristiane Noll & More to Star in Developmental Reading of New Musical THE NEXT BIG THING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Laurie Oestreicher and LLL Magic have announced two developmental lab performances of the new musical, The Next Big Thing, with book and lyrics by J. Laurence Lowenstein, music by Gerald H. Bailey (Courting), and directed by Jim Ortlieb (Broadway's recent Of Mice and Men and Guys and Dolls). The Next Big Thing is an intimate and incisive musical about one young actor's treacherous road to Hollywood stardom. (more...)

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