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Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group have announced an extension of their New York premiere co-production of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Red Speedo, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the Playwrights Horizons 2015/2016 Season.  (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEARED Makes World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse begins its fourteenth season with the World Premiere SEARED written by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. SEARED is a special commisson by San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post Street, San Francisco, California). Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Scenes From Lucas Hnath's Controversial Drama THE CHRISTIANS at Playwrights Horizons
by Michael Dale - Sep 24, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents Lucas Hnath's, THE CHRISTIANS, a new drama that explores the controversial subject of a religious leader announcing to his congregation his new interpretation of The Bible. (more...)

Life Force Theatre Presents New York Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. has announced it will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace.  The production will run just as the 2016 Presidential debates and ensuing election are underway. Lorca Peress will direct the production that runs October 21 - October 29 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, first floor. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Slated for Fall at June Havoc Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. has announced it will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace.  The production will run just as the 2016 Presidential debates and ensuing election are underway. Lorca Peress will direct the production that runs October 21 - October 29 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, first floor. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CHRISTIANS at Playwrights Horizons
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 18, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winnerLes Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Playwright Lucas Hnath Calls THE CHRISTIANS His Big Little Play About Faith In America
by Michael Dale - Sep 12, 2015

'Pastors have to be very careful not to remake the gospel into their own image.' (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Presents THE UNDERSTUDY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

?Artists Repertory Theatre opens its 2015/16 season with The Understudy, a witty look behind the curtain from prominent American playwright and the creator of TV's Smash, Theresa Rebeck. (more...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Starts Tonight at June Havoc Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace. (more...)

Life Force Theatre Presents New York Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. has announced it will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace.  The production will run just as the 2016 Presidential debates and ensuing election are underway. Lorca Peress will direct the production that runs October 21 - October 29 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, first floor. (more...)

VIDEO: Bruce Willis Channels Donald Trump; Talks Broadway Debut on TONIGHT
by - Oct 19, 2015

Bruce Willis stopped by Friday's TONIGHT SHOW and revealed his new look, which looks an awful lot like Donald Trump's. Later, the actor talks about making his Broadway debut with MISERY and his new comedy "Rock the Kasbah." (more...)

VIDEO: Bruce Willis Talks Making Broadway Debut in MISERY: 'I'm Not That Frightened Of It'
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Returning to TODAY for his first live appearance in 21 years, actor Bruce Willis sat down with Matt Lauer to talk about his upcoming film 'Rock the Kasbah,' and his upcoming Broadway debut in a stage version of the Stephen King thriller MISERY. (more...)

VIDEO: Take a Backstage Tour With THE CHRISTIANS' Larry Powell
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2015

Take a peek backstage as the cast preps for the evening's performance. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their New York premiere production of HIR, a new play by Obie Award-winning theater artist Taylor Mac (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, The Lily's Revenge, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, The Young Ladies Of). (more...)

Island Stage Left Presents OMNIUM GATHERUM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Island Stage Left will be performing another collection of seasonal stories, poetry and music under the title 'Omnium Gatherum". - meaning "a gathering of all".   (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's A DOLL'S HOUSE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Previews are underway for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's THE FATHER in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and performances start tonight, May 10, at 7:30pm for A DOLL'S HOUSE in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937. (more...)

Bare Bones Theater's SEMINAR Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Long Island Premiere of 'Seminar' at Bare Bones Theater, Opens today, March 3 Bare Bones Theater presents the Long Island premiere of 'Seminar,' a comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck, on March 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20 at 8:00 with matinees on Sundays March 13 and 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Bare Bones Theater, 57 Main St., Northport. Tickets are $25 atwww.barebonestheater.com or 800-838-3006. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck to Headline 4th Wall Theatre's 'WOMEN'S VOICES' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices. Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event. (more...)

Working Stage Theater Extends THE UNDERSTUDY Through April 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

A new production of THE UNDERSTUDY by Theresa Rebeck has been extended by three performances through April 3, 2016 at Working Stage Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

Playwright, Screenwriter Theresa Rebeck to Sign Copies of New Novel I'M GLAD ABOUT YOU at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Drama Book Shop, now celebrating its 99th year, is thrilled to welcome acclaimed playwright, novelist and screenwriter Theresa Rebeck for a discussion and signing of her new novel, I'M GLAD ABOUT YOU. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

John Rando (Tony and Outer Critics Award winner for Urinetown) directs production starring Arnie Burton (Flesh and Bone) as Jonathan, Emily Robinson (Transparent) as Tessa, Jon Tenney (The Closer, Major Crimes, Scandal) as Jack, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby, Friends With Kids) as Jen. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Today for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public today, July 22. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEARED to Make World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse begins its fourteenth season with the World Premiere SEARED written by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. SEARED is a special commisson by San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post Street, San Francisco, California). Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

World Premiere of New Play by Theresa Rebeck: SEARED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) begins its fourteenth season with the tasty World Premiere Seared by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. Searedis a special commission by San Francisco Playhouse. Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

The Regional Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS Kicks Off Dragon Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

When Jack, a New York banker, suddenly shows up at his parents' Cincinnati home in the middle of the night with a sack full of ice cream and no wife, his sister Lorna wants to know what's going on. Where's his socialite wife? Is he home for good? And why is he giving away so much money? Theresa Rebeck's (Bad Dates, Dragon 2011) dark comedy examines the conflict between Main Street and Wall Street, flyover state values versus coastal state values, and the humor within a family in turmoil.  (more...)

World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Will Snider's How to Use a Knife is a world premiere play bursting with energy, secrets and suspense. It isn't easy running a busy restaurant kitchen in New York City, but it may be the last chance Chef George gets to turn his life around. (more...)

Billy Porter, Theresa Rebeck and More Tapped for Sundance Institute Retreat
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Six theatre artists will be the focus of the 18th annual Sundance Institute Retreat at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, taking place January 23 - February 10. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck Headlines 4th Wall Theatre's Inaugural Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads:  Women's Voices.  Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event.  The five plays, which are new to Houston audiences and range from insightful comedies to hard-hitting dramas, will be read twice over the 10-day festival with each reading to be followed by moderated talk-backs.  All general admission tickets are Pay What You Can, with a limited number of reserved seats available for advance purchase.   (more...)

Theresa Rebeck to Headline 4th Wall Theatre's 'WOMEN'S VOICES' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices. Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event. (more...)

Marsha Mason-Led WATCH ON THE RHINE Starts Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Arena Stage presents Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's THE UNDERSTUDY Opens 3/11 at Working Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

A new production of The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck will open on Friday, March 11 at 8pm for a limited run of nine performances at Working Stage Theater in Los Angeles. The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Max Bunzel (NCIS: Los Angeles), Braxton Molinaro (Sons of the Prophet at The Blank Theatre), and Magdalene Vick (Average Joe). Directed by Laura Henry, the engagement will run through March 27 only. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse's Free Reading Series to Feature Works by McNally, Rebeck & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will launch a free reading series of works by playwrights Lauren Gunderson, Terrence McNally and Theresa Rebeck, all of whom have productions in the Playhouse's current season. The readings will take place on selected Monday evenings beginning March 7 and continuing through April 4. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Scene, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Scene, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

MISERY's David Korins and Will Frears Join Strand Ovation Series
by Reilly Hickey - Dec 8, 2015

As a part of its new Ovation Series, the Strand will welcome Misery scenic designer David Korins and director Will Frears on Monday, December 14th.  (more...)

Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Continue with DEAD ACCOUNTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

?"Dead Accounts," Theresa Rebeck's darkly comic take on the chasm that divides Americans in the Midwest from their countrymen living in New York, will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on January 14 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 31.   (more...)

Island Stage Left Presents OMNIUM GATHERUM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Island Stage Left will be performing another collection of seasonal stories, poetry and music under the title 'Omnium Gatherum". - meaning "a gathering of all".   (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Island Stage Left to Present OMNIUM GATHERUM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

'Omnium Gatherum' ('a gathering of all')  is playing every night for just one full week (minus Monday 18th) from Dec 16th through Christmas Eve at SJC Fairgrounds in the Marie Boe building - Come and celebrate the spirit of the season with us, through storytelling, theatre and song. (more...)

Chautauqua Theatre Company Wraps Up 33rd Season with TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the co-leadership of Artistic Directors Andrew Borba and Vivienne Benesch, brings its 33rd season to a close with William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew directed by Andrew Borba and featuring the outstanding talents of its entire 2016 Conservatory company onstage and off to produce this comedy masterpiece. The Taming of the Shrew plays August 12 - 19 on the Bratton Theater stage at the Chautauqua Institution. Opening night is Saturday, August 13 at 6pm. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS Starts New York Premiere Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Get Ready to Guffaw! Meet the Full Company of PRESENT LAUGHTER, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 5, 2017

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, opens tonight, April 5th, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Present Laughter will play through Sunday, July 2nd. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

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