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NOVEMBER to Bring Presidential Satire to Hampton Theatre Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

"November," David Mamet's hilarious and scathingly satirical take on American presidential politics, will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opening on October 20, 2016 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through November 6. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast & Creative Team for WARRIOR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced the cast & creative team for its upcoming productionof WARRIOR CLASS by Kenneth Lin (writer, House of Cards), directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Performances are October 21 - November 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Profiles: ODD SQUAD: LIVE! Tour in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 26, 2016

ODD SQUAD starts 2016-2017 tour at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACKBIRD is Dark, Deep and Compelling at Off Broadway, Sydney Fringe
by Brodie Paparella - Sep 16, 2016

The beauty of Fringe festival is an opportunity for emerging talent to be revealed amidst an energy of mystery and excitement about which fresh face might be a rising star in the diverse and strong community of local artists. Blackbird definitely fit the bill for such discovery, featuring at the tucked-away Off Broaday venue in Annandale. There in amongst the contemporary pop art outside, and the trashy cafeteria set inside, was woven a dark and devious tale of a reunion between a man seeking a new future, and the young woman who holds all the keys to redemption of them both. Fifteen years prior to her showing up at his workplace, Una was Ray's pre-teen lover whom he abandoned during a romantic getaway. For him, a swift prison stint followed by a new life and lifetime of secrecy, but for her, the scorn and scandal in her hometown that appears to have left her in bitter ruin. Together they will unravel their relationship and leave audiences next to breathless. (more...)

Actors Studio Offers Previews of Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES Beginning September 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

It's a special premiere event!  The ACTORS STUDIO will debut the new production of Harold Pinter's Old Times at The Ridgefield Playhouse before it heads to NYC for its Broadway run September 22 - October 15!  (more...)

Commercial Theater Institute Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), has announced the 2016 - 2017 Season. CTI is the theatre industry's leading training and professional development program and covers a wide range of topics featuring over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award®- winning producers. CTI programs include a 14-week program that explores producing in-depth, a 3-day intensive introduction to producing and half-day or one day workshops on specialized topics. More to be announced! (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Presents David Mamet's SPEED THE PLOW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company and Colonial First State Global Asset Management present Speed-the-Plow, by David Mamet, this 8 November - 17 December 2016. The opening night is Saturday 12 November 2016 at 7.30pm, at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay. (more...)

David Mamet's Hard-Hitting Play GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Open City Theatre's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

David Mamet's scorching masterpiece of big money schemes GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS burns hot at City Theatre, running October 14 - November 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre's NOVEMBER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

'November,' David Mamet's hilarious and scathingly satirical take on American presidential politics, is the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opened on October 20, 2016 at the Quogue Community Hall and runs through November 6. (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport Boards Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is very pleased to announce that Ken Davenport will join the company as Executive Producer for North America, effective immediately. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Hampton Theatre Company's NOVEMBER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

"November," David Mamet's hilarious and scathingly satirical take on American presidential politics, will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opening on October 20, 2016 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through November 6. (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents ODD SQUAD LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Odd Squad Live!, presented by Westfield Garden State Plaza-Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 2PM and 5:30PM. Purchase tickets at or BoxOffice at 201.227.1030. (more...)

BE A BROADWAY STAR Board Game Unveils Expansion Pack Featuring HAMILTON, WAITRESS and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The beloved Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star announces their new 2015/2016 Expansion Pack in time for the holidays!  (more...)

BWW Review: ODD SQUAD: LIVE! in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 10, 2016

Odd Squad: LIVE! on national tour. As Ms. O says, 'What are you waiting for? Go!' (more...)

World Premieres from Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winners on Tap for La Jolla Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its development of new work, has announced four world-premiere productions for the 2016/2017 season, including works by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, Pulitzer Prize winners Quiara Alegria Hudes and Ayad Akhtar, and 2014 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award winner Jeff Augustin. (more...)

MadKap Productions Stages THE LION IN WINTER at the Skokie Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

MadKap Productions will present THE LION IN WINTER by Highland Park native James Goldman, for ten performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie, running now through November 22, 2015. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new production of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. It's directed by Michael Cabot, with design by Bek Palmer and lighting by Andy Grange. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bree Bridger Talks Directing Mamet's DUCK VARIATIONS for Firecracker Productions
by Katricia Lang - Mar 5, 2016

In David Mamet's THE DUCK VARIATIONS, two elderly men spend their time watching birds and making conversation that is often for those very same birds. Firecracker Productions gender-swaps the characters and fills the play with the virtues, flaws, dreams, and musings of two women (and two women actors). (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP,4 4/15-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) continues its 56th season with The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's daring reimagining of a seminal event in American history, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn. The Mountaintop plays from April 15 through May 8- performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kevin McCollum, productor de Broadway
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 16, 2016

Pocos dias despues de los Tony, hablamos con el productor de tres grandes titulos premiados con el codiciado galardon, que han cambiado el panorama de Broadway en los ultimos 20 años: RENT, AVENUE Q e IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams to Flip Coins at the Almeida's MARY STUART
by Jessica Khan - Jul 7, 2016

Juliet Stevenson, who is also set to appear in HAMLET as 'Gertrude' this season, will return to the Almeida Theatre stage in Robert Icke's adaptation of MARY STUART, opposite Lia Williams, beginning December 2nd. (more...)

South African Debut for Mike Bartlett's CONTRACTIONS at Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Mike Bartlett's 2008 satire CONTRACTIONS will have its South African premiere at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this month. Directed by Greg Karvellas, the hour-long play will be performed by Emily Child and Janna Ramos-Violante. (more...)

Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein to Speak at William Peace University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

William Peace University is pleased to host An Evening with Jed Bernstein, President of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. This one night event takes place in Raleigh on January 25th, 2016 at 7 pm at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

THE CHOSEN to Run 1/27-2/14 at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Playhouse on Park's first Mainstage Series show of 2016 is the award-winning production The Chosen, adapted by Chaim Potok and Aaron Posner. Opening night is January 29. (more...)

John Malkovich to Direct The Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Starring Julian Sands
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with Nick Brooke LTD. and Pleasance, are proud to announce the return of Julian Sands (Room With a View, The Killing Fields, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, directed by acclaimed actor and director John Malkovich (Places in the Heart, The Caretaker).  Originally presented during The Irish Rep's 2012-13 Theater Season, the critically acclaimed solo show returns for a strictly-limited engagement from Tuesday, March 15th - Sunday, April 3rd, 2016.  Tickets are on sale now through The Irish Rep box office at 212-727-2737 or online at (more...)

Photo Coverage: World Premiere Drama UTOPIA Opens at Bootleg Theater
by Shari Barrett - Feb 27, 2016

On Friday, February 26, City Players enjoyed a spectacular opening night of the World Premiere drama UTOPIA written by and starring David Douglas and Martin Head, directed by Katherine Whitney. Opening night festivities were attended by Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and members of the Royal Palms Recovery Center who provided rehearsal space for the production.The SOLD OUT audience awarded the production with a well-deserved standing ovation. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Extends Final Production AMERICAN BUFFALO by Two Weeks; Welcomes New 'Bobby'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Due to popular demand, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.'s sell-out production of AMERICAN BUFFALO will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through March 20, 2016. The company is also pleased to announce actor Spenser Davis will join the cast in the role of Bobby beginning March 10, 2016.   (more...)

Red House Arts Center to Present OLEANNA, 2/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet's powerful two character drama Oleanna. Performances will take place February 5th & 6th at 8pm and February 7th at 2pm for one weekend only! (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Los Angeles Production of Mamet's THE ANARCHIST Set for Limited Run at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winning Playwright David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) and LA Drama Critics Circle winning Director/Producer Marja-Lewis Ryan (One In The Chamber) bring their critically acclaimed, sold-out, LA production of THE ANARCHIST to New York in collaboration with The Sheen Center & The Atlantic Theater Company.  Produced by Emily Peck and Ryan, this special limited engagement will play April 27-April 30 at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Closes Final Season with AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. closes its 30th and final season with David Mamet's gripping and often hilarious drama AMERICAN BUFFALO, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, playing January 28 - March 6, 2016 at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. (more...)

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

China Doll, the new play by David Mamet starring Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, officially opens tonight, December 4, after a two-week delay. Directed by Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and co-starring Christopher Denham ('Master Harold'... and the Boys, Argo, 'Manhattan'), China Doll plays the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and marks the tenth presentation of a David Mamet work by Messrs Richards, Frankel and Treaxler on Broadway and in the West End. (more...)

Official: Matthew Perry to Bring First Play THE END OF LONGING to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) leads the cast in the World Premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February - 14 May 2016. This fast paced, and bittersweet comic new play, will be directed by the critically acclaimed and award-winning director, Lindsay Posner (Speed-the-Plow, Other Desert Cities) reuniting the pair, following their first West End collaboration on Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Comedy Theatre in 2003. (more...)

BWW Review: Al Pacino and Christopher Denham Deliver The Goods in David Mamet's CHINA DOLL
by Michael Dale - Dec 4, 2015

Meat-and-potatoes David Mamet served fresh by its two stars. (more...)

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company to Stage AMERICAN BUFFALO This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce its production of the award winning drama AMERICAN BUFFALO by David Mamet. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

PBS Kids' ODD SQUAD to Hit the Road for Live Musical North American Tour
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

A live musical production of the hit PBS Kids show ODD SQUAD will hit the road for a North American tour of over 60 cities. The stage show will feature both songs from the television show and new tunes from composer Paul Buckley. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Actors Studio Sneak Peek of Harold Pinter's OLD TIMES Coming in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

 The famed ACTORS STUDIO comes to Ridgefield! Audience members will be treated to a "sneak peek" of this legendary acting troupes production of Old Times before it heads to NYC!  This is truly a unique collaboration between The Ridgefield Playhouse and the world-famous ACTORS STUDIO where theatre fans get to attend the premiere production of work developed during a two week intensive workshop here in Ridgefield.  (more...)

Ombelico Mask Ensemble Tackles Hamlet During 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival September 15-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

After exploring the Greeks last year, Ombelico Mask Ensemble is scrambling up the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival with their madcap exploration of Shakespeare, Omeletto, Like Hamlet Only Scrambled. This World Premiere runs September 15-September 24, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 6 p.m. at Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties. More information about the company can be found Information about the Philadelphia Fringe Festival can be found at (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. to Present Surreal Drama LIDLESS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Horse Head Theatre Co. announces their upcoming production, LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, which will run June 2 through 18, 2016 at the Fresh Arts Gallery located in Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007. (more...)

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