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Finborough Theatre Kicks Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between today, 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

Town Players & the Actors' Lab Rep to Present OLEANNA, 10/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

The Town Players & the Actors' Lab Repertory Theatre announce a special, limited, engagement of David Mamet's 'Oleanna' featuring the Actors' Lab Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for Manhattan Concert Productions' TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Avery Fisher Hall - Don Stephenson, Kevin Stites & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions presents the second installment of its Broadway Series in 2014 with a concert performance of the Tony Award winning musical, Titanic The Musical, from a Book by Peter Stone and Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston, at renowned Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on Monday, February 17, 2014. (more...)

True Colors Theatre to Present Atlanta Premiere of RACE, 2/25-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company announce the upcoming Atlanta Premiere of David Mamet's Race directed by John Dillon. Race will run from February 25 - March 23, 2014 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331. (more...)

Official: Ruth Wilson to Star in, Co-Direct World Premiere of THE EL. TRAIN, Three Plays by O'Neill, Dec 6-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr Banks, Anna Christie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Luther, The Lone Ranger) will star in the London premiere of The El. Train: three one-act plays by Eugene O'Neill (The Web, Before Breakfast and The Dreamy Kid). The plays, written between 1913 and 1918, are being presented together for the first time. Ruth will act in The Web and Before Breakfast, directed by Sam Yates, and will make her directorial debut with The Dreamy Kid. Combining live music with immersive design, all housed in the intimate setting of Grade II listed Hoxton Hall (built 1863, seating an audience of 125), The El. Train will run for a limited four-week season from 6 December - 30 December, with press nights on the 12 & 13 December. Design is by Richard Kent, with lighting by Neil Austin and original composition and sound design by Alex Baranowski. The El. Train is being produced by Found Productions. Further casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Cumpsty, Mastrantonio, Nivola and More Join Rees in Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz & Rafe Spall Star in BETRAYAL, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall star on Broadway in Harold Pinter's Betrayal, directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. Betrayal begins performances tonight, October 1 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night is Sunday, November 3. Betrayal is a strictly limited engagement, running 14 weeks only, through January 5, 2014. (more...)

Bill Kenwright Limited Bringing THE SOUND OF MUSIC, FAME & More to West End in 2014?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

According to the Stage, Bill Kenwright Limited is looking into transferring ten shows to the West End in 2014, including the UK tour of Fame and the Regent's Park Open Air production of The Sound of Music. Other musicals in the running include the Marti Pellow and Madalena Alberto-led touring production of Evita, and Cabaret, starring Will Young. (more...)

Playwright and Director David Mamet Calls President Obama a 'Tyrant'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Playwright, director and screenwriter David Mamet made a bold observation about President Obama in a recent interview with The Hugh Hewitt Show. (more...)

Davenport Song Writing Contest Seeks Entries; Deadline 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport (author of the popular blog, The Producer's Perspective) announces The Davenport Song Writing Contest! 10 songs will be selected from submissions to be featured in a presentation evening and vie for the title of 'Best Song' as chosen by a panel of industry professionals. Finalists will receive a cash prize of $50 and the grand prize winner $500. (more...)

OFFICIAL: Lenny Henry and David Suchet Set for ENCOUNTERS: PERFORMERS ON PERFORMANCE at the Lyric, Jan 20 & Feb 24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

ENCOUNTERS: Performers on Performance is a unique series of one to one conversations with high profile performers talking personally, candidly and entertainingly about their life and art. ENCOUNTERS will open at the Lyric Theatre on 20th January 2014 over monthly Monday evenings. Fiona Lindsay will conduct the interviews with Lenny Henry (Monday, 20th January, 2014) and David Suchet (Monday, 24th February, 2014) appearing as the first two guests. (more...)

Lenny Henry and David Suchet to Kick Off ENCOUNTERS: PERFORMERS ON PERFORMANCE at the Lyric in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

The Daily Mail reports that Fiona Lindsay will host a series of conversations called ENCOUNTERS: PERFORMERS ON PERFORMANCE at the Lyric Theatre, beginning in January 2014. The first two guests will be Lenny Henry (Jan 20) and David Suchet (Feb 24). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Feast Festival 2013: BOSTON MARRIAGE Mixes the Social Mores of a Century Past With Attitudes of Today
by Barry Lenny - Nov 14, 2013

This was my first review of a Feast Festival production for this year, and I could not have asked for a better start. It is definitely one for all theatre enthusiasts. (more...)

Tom Viertel Named New Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Tom Viertel has been appointed Executive Director of the Commercial Theater Institute, effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, and Victoria Bailey, Executive Director of Theatre Development Fund. (more...)

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

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

YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Closes 2013-14 Season with ALL MY SONS, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will present American classic, All My Sons by Arthur Miller today, March 28th through April 19th, with a $25 preview performance on March 27th. (more...)

FPTC Presents 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run today, March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. (more...)

Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at Playwrights Horizons; Sarah Sutherland Withdraws Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Close 2013-14 Season with ALL MY SONS, 3/28-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will present American classic, All My Sons by Arthur Miller March 28th through April 19th, with a $25 preview performance on March 27th. (more...)

2014 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Announces National Awardees; Festival Set for 4/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced national awardees of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Individuals from across the United States are recognized for outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 7 through March 1, 2014. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the 46th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), April 14-19, 2014. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Sets Sixth Season: ANGELS IN AMERICA, PROOF & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Greater Hartford's most affordable and intimate professional theater, Playhouse on Park, is excited to announce its Season Six line up for both their 2014-15 Main Stage Season and their 2014-15 Playhouse On the Edge Season. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Stages FOREVER PLAID, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Those heavenly voices are back! And they're better than ever! Cabrillo Music Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season by blending one of the original Plaids with four of musical theatre's top talents to create the definitive FOREVER PLAID especially for the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza! The fresh and funny FOREVER PLAID opens today, January 31st, 2014, playing until Sunday, February 9th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, 2/14-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

THE NIGHT BEFORE Set for FronteraFest 2014 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Following the premiere of his play Television in Scriptworks' Out of Ink at Salvage Vanguard in June, playwright Zac Kline returns to Austin with The Night Before ... a play developed for his wife, actress Blair Baker. Baker and Kline are co-artistic directors of Missing Bolts Productions. The play is directed by Patrick Day. (more...)

Former Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Brings One-Man Show to Plays & Players Theatre, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Plays & Players Theatre will present the world-premiere production of a new play from an old friend of Philadelphia. The Disappearing Quarterback begins performances tonight, January 16, 2014 (opening/press night January 18th) and closes on Sunday, February 2. (more...)

Drew McVety, Tom Hewitt, Philip Hoffman and More Set for Westchester Broadway Theatre's TITANIC, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Original Titanic Broadway cast member Drew McVety will again set sail in the Tony Award-winning musical, which begins performances at WBT tonight, January 16. The production, which is a new intimate adaptation of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's lushly scored musical about the doomed ocean liner, will run through February 23rd. (more...)

Siddhartha, the Musical Set for January 27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Fresh off of its smash-hit European tour, Siddhartha, The Musical will have two concert performances at Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill Jazz Restaurant, 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air, California 90077 on Monday, January 27 at 8 pm and Tuesday, January 28 at 8pm. Tickets are priced at $65, including full dinner (service begins at 6:30pm). For more information, please visit siddarthathemusical.com (more...)

TCG Books Publishes Daniel Rosenthal's THE NATIONAL THEATRE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the availability of The National Theatre Story by Daniel Rosenthal, published by Oberon Books (London). Published to mark the National Theatre's 50th anniversary, Rosenthal's meticulously researched volume chronicles the political, architectural and artistic history of London's National Theatre, starting with its 19th-century origins through the inauguration of the National Theatre Company under Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic in 1963 up until the present day with the recent announcement of Rufus Norris as successor to Nicholas Hytner as artistic director. (more...)

Primal Forces Presents David Mamet's THE ANARCHIST, Now thru 3/23
by Carol Kassie - Feb 28, 2014

Primal Forces, the brand new off-shoot company of the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, will present the southeastern premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet's The Anarchist. The production will run from today, February 28th through March 23rd at the Andrew's Living Arts Studio in Fort Lauderdale, and will star current double Carbonell-nominee Patti Gardner and Jacqueline Laggy. (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Presents Atlanta Premiere of RACE, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company announce the upcoming Atlanta Premiere of David Mamet's Race directed by John Dillon. Race will run from today, February 25 - March 23, 2014 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Run 3/16-30 at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Segal Centre will present a limited engagement of David Mamet's powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Segal Centre Artistic Producer Paul Flicker, from March 16th - 30th, 2014. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running tonight, February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

The Stratford Festival Welcomes Five New Directors to the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Stratford Festival welcomes five new directors to the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction, along with three directors returning to the program for a second year. (more...)

Primal Forces to Present David Mamet's THE ANARCHIST, 2/28-3/23
by Carol Kassie - Feb 12, 2014

Primal Forces, the brand new off-shoot company of the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, will present the southeastern premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet's The Anarchist. The production will run from February 28th through March 23rd at the Andrew's Living Arts Studio in Fort Lauderdale, and will star current double Carbonell-nominee Patti Gardner and Jacqueline Laggy. (more...)

Ruth Wilson Stars in, Co-Directs World Premiere of THE EL. TRAIN, Three Plays by O'Neill, Now thru Dec 30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr Banks, Anna Christie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Luther, The Lone Ranger) will star in the London premiere of The El. Train: three one-act plays by Eugene O'Neill (The Web, Before Breakfast and The Dreamy Kid). The plays, written between 1913 and 1918, are being presented together for the first time. Ruth will act in The Web and Before Breakfast, directed by Sam Yates, and will make her directorial debut with The Dreamy Kid. Combining live music with immersive design, all housed in the intimate setting of Grade II listed Hoxton Hall (built 1863, seating an audience of 125), The El. Train will run for a limited four-week season from tonight, 6 December - 30 December, with press nights on the 12 & 13 December. Design is by Richard Kent, with lighting by Neil Austin and original composition and sound design by Alex Baranowski. The El. Train is being produced by Found Productions. (more...)

Drew McVety, Tom Hewitt, Philip Hoffman and More Set for Westchester Broadway Theatre's TITANIC, 1/16-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Original Titanic Broadway cast member Drew McVety will again set sail in the Tony Award-winning musical, which begins performances at WBT on January 16. The production, which is a new intimate adaptation of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's lushly scored musical about the doomed ocean liner, will run through February 23rd. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Stage FOREVER PLAID, 1/31-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Those heavenly voices are back! And they're better than ever! Cabrillo Music Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season by blending one of the original Plaids with four of musical theatre's top talents to create the definitive FOREVER PLAID especially for the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza! The fresh and funny FOREVER PLAID opens on Friday, January 31st, 2014, playing until Sunday, February 9th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

THE NIGHT BEFORE Set for FronteraFest 2014, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Following the premiere of his play Television in Scriptworks' Out of Ink at Salvage Vanguard in June, playwright Zac Kline returns to Austin with The Night Before ... a play developed for his wife, actress Blair Baker. Baker and Kline are co-artistic directors of Missing Bolts Productions. The play is directed by Patrick Day. (more...)

David Mamet Creating SEVEN DEADLY SINS Mini-Series for FOX
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

According to Variety, playwright David Mamet is finalizing a deal with Fox, Lionsgate TV and 20th Century Fox TV to create a seven-part mini-series based on the 'seven deadly sins'. (more...)

Former Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback to Bring One-Man Show to Plays & Players Theatre, 1/16-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Plays & Players Theatre will present the world-premiere production of a new play from an old friend of Philadelphia. The Disappearing Quarterback begins performances on Thursday, January 16, 2014 (opening/press night January 18th) and closes on Sunday, February 2. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Hosts THE BUMPY ROAD TO NEW YORK Panel Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the December panel The Bumpy Road to New York: Developmental Paths for New Works tonight, December 18, 2013 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Sets 12/18 Panel: THE BUMPY ROAD TO NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the December panel The Bumpy Road to New York: Developmental Paths for New Works on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm. (more...)

Bleeding Heart Theatre to Produce David Mamet's OLEANNA, May 6-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Bleeding Heart Theatre and Xua Xua Productions present Oleanna by David Mamet. A simple meeting between professor and student becomes a nightmare of gender politics, political correctness, and ambition gone sour in this controversial modern classic. Playing May 6-17 at the Havana Theatre, Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm. Tickets $15. Booking and more info at www.bleedinghearttheatre.com. (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre to Host April Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center with their April panel, Nurturing New Works: What Producers Can Learn from the National Playwrights Conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

David Suchet to in West End's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; Performances Begin 24 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

David Suchet will star as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's much loved and exhilarating masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production will open in the West End on 1 July 2015, with previews from 24 June 2015. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present LOST IN YONKERS, 5/2-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Devon de Mayo. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 2 - June 8, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, May 9, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Announces the Midwest Premiere of ANNAPURNA by Sharr White, 6/6-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Profiles Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, opening at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway on June 12, 2014. Annapurna, directed by Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher and featuring ensemble member Darrell W. Cox, runs June 6, 2014 - July 20, 2014 with the press opening on Thursday, June 12 at 8:00pm. The previously announced production ofHunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has been postponed until further notice. (more...)

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