Alley All New Expands Reading Series with Martín Zimmerman's On The Exhale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Alley All New continues its offerings with an additional reading - Martin Zimmerman's On The Exhale. The special reading event marks the official launch of the Alley All New Reading Series, an ongoing series featuring new work in various stages of the development process. The reading, directed by Alley's Associate Director James Black, is on Monday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Texas Room at the Alley Theatre. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713-220-5700. The presentation is free and open to the public. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN to Make Chicago Premiere 9/9 at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Today, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Labyrinth Theater's EMPANADA LOCA, Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Aaron Mark's EMPANADA LOCA starring Daphne Rubin-Vega begins previews tonight, September 30th, at Labyrinth Theater Company's Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street) in the West Village. (more...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

??Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

Labyrinth & TodayTix to Offer $15 Tickets to EMPANADA LOCA, Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company (Mimi O'Donnell, Artistic Director; Danny Feldman, Executive Director) announced today that all tickets to the first preview performance of Aaron Mark's Empanada Loca starring Daphne Rubin-Vega on Wednesday, September 30th will be priced at $15 and available exclusively via the TodayTix, the premiere mobile theater ticketing app. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN Makes Chicago Premiere Tonight at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs tonight, September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

T. Schreiber Theatre to Present New York Revival of THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) celebrates its 48th Anniversary with the first play of their 2016-17 Season, The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The production is the first New York revival of the play since the Broadway run in 2011. (more...)


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Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Diego REP Opens Southern California Premiere THE OLDEST BOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theare (San Diego REP) presents the Southern California Premiere of The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl as the REP continues its 40th Anniversary Season. Directed by Sam Woodhouse, previews begin Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Opening night is Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in the Lyceum Space. (more...)

TCG Publishes Pulitzer Prize Winner BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Between Riverside and Crazy, the 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The play premiered at Atlantic Theater Company (Off-Broadway, New York) in the summer of 2014, with a subsequent production shortly after at Second Stage Theatre Company (Off-Broadway, New York), in the winter of 2015. (more...)

Suzanne Petri Brings TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for 'Outstanding Cabaret Artist' and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs tonight, October 28, and November 4 & 7, 2015. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Stephen Adly Guirgis Announced As Eclipse Theatre Company's 2016 Featured Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the Midwest's only theatre company to focus on a single playwright each season, will feature the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis for their 2016 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega in Labyrinth Theater Company's EMPANADA LOCA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Aaron Mark's EMPANADA LOCA starring Daphne Rubin-Vega just opened last night at Labyrinth Theater Company's Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street) in the West Village and runs through November 8, 2015. (more...)

Labyrinth Theater's EMPANADA LOCA, Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Aaron Mark's EMPANADA LOCA starring Daphne Rubin-Vega opens tonight, October 21, at Labyrinth Theater Company's Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street) in the West Village and runs through November 8, 2015. (more...)

San Diego Rep Announces Cast for So Cal Premiere of THE OLDEST BOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the Southern California Premiere of 'The Oldest Boy' as San Diego REPertory Theatre continues its 40th Anniversary Season. REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse directs his second production of the season, taking on this one-of-a-kind play by REP favorite, Sarah Ruhl. The show's run will begin performances on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 and run through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 with an opening night on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Stage Theatre. (more...)

Suzanne Petri to Bring TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs October 28, November 4 and November 7, 2015. (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre to Stage OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET, 12/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company continues its 2015-2016 season with a production of the dark, and often stunning, comedy, Our Lady of 121st Street. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, Billy Crudup, Padma Lakshmi, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Set for Labyrinth's CELEBRITY CHARADES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, nationally renowned theater company, has announced its lineup of players for this year's signature annual gala, CELEBRITY CHARADES Goes Medieval, which will take place on Monday, November 16 at Capitale (130 Bowery). (more...)

SEVEN DECEMBERS Makes Debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival This June
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Nothing Important Productions takes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival with its original play, Seven Decembers. First presented to sold-out audiences as a workshop at LACC's Theatre Academy, Seven Decembers makes its official debut this June. (more...)

Nick Cordero, Diane Davis, Kathryn Kates and Liv Rooth Star in Labyrinth's NICE GIRL, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross's Nice Girl. The production, now through June 7, reunites the Labyrinth Theater Company member with director Mimi O'Donnell, who worked together on the 2011 production of Thinner Than Water. Thinner Than Water marked both the playwriting debut of Ross and the directorial debut of O'Donnell. (more...)

Caroline Neff Joins Cast of Steep Theatre's WASTWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Steep Theatre's upcoming U.S. Premiere of Wastwater marks the return of two notable members of the Steep family to the Edgewater theatre: Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens and Jeff Award winner and Steep Ensemble Member Caroline Neff. (more...)

New David Rhodes Play CONSENT to Open Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

CONSENT, a new play written and directed by David Rhodes (Rites of Privacy, The Road to Skye) will premiere at The Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street), it was announced today by producers Michael T. Cohen, Robin Reinach, Andrew Baron Cohen and Ben Feldman. CONSENT begins a limited engagement on June 2nd with opening night set for June 11th. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, Laura Linney, Peter Dinklage & More Set for Labyrinth's Benefit Reading of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, nationally renowned theater company, will stage a reading of Company Member Jonathan Marc Sherman's adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, Texas Red on April 24, benefiting the Company's new play development programs. This one-night-only event will feature Labyrinth Company Members Bobby Cannavale, Chris Chalk, Ethan Hawke, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Portia, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Yul Vazquez and guest artists Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Maya Hawke, Zoe Kazan, and Laura Linney. Cast subject to continuing availability. (more...)

MY MANANA COMES to Run 4/16-6/26 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, opening April 16 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Rhodes' CONSENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

CONSENT, a new play written and directed by David Rhodes (Rites of Privacy, The Road to Skye) is currently in previews at The Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). CONSENT will open on June 11th. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Labyrinth Theater Extends NICE GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director Mimi O'Donnell, Executive Director Danny Feldman) announces a second extension of the world premiere of Melissa Ross's Nice Girl to June 21. (more...)

Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present five productions in the 2015-2016 season, ranging from classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

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

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

Stageworks to Present June Readings of Guirgis' Works Leading Up to THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Stageworks Theatre is revving its engines for what is sure to be a summer to remember in the Channel District with the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose play, The Mother****er With the Hat, will run July 9-26 after, which recently had a successful run in London by a local theatre company. (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre  continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.  KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.  Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

David Rhodes Play CONSENT, Featuring OITNB Actress, Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

CONSENT, a new play written and directed by David Rhodes (Rites of Privacy, The Road to Skye) opens tonight, June 11, at The Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

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

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

Stageworks to Present June Readings of Guirgis' Works Leading Up to THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Stageworks Theatre is revving its engines for what is sure to be a summer to remember in the Channel District with the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose play, The Mother****er With the Hat, will run July 9-26 after, which recently had a successful run in London by a local theatre company. (more...)

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

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

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

A. Zell Williams' CARROLL GARDENS at 16th Street this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

16th Street Theater's ninth season 2016 continues with the world premiere of A. ZELL WILLIAMS' biting comedy CARROLL GARDENS  directed by Artistic Director ANN FILMER and playing September 8 - October 15, 2016 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening of Thursday, September 15 @ 7:30 PM. (more...)

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will Write
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY) will write a new play based on the Oscar®-winning motion picture DOG DAY AFTERNOON.  Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is developing the play for a Broadway bow to follow their successful production of Oscar® winner William Goldman's adaptation of MISERY starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf. (more...)

2cents Theatre Extends DEN OF THIEVES Through 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed productions of the hit musicals Rent and Fugitive Songs is thrilled to announce that their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed production of DEN OF THIEVES, written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric Augusztiny isEXTENDING through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (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...)

2Cents Theatre's DEN OF THIEVES Opens in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed productions of the hit musicals Rent and Fugitive Songs is thrilled to present DEN OF THIEVES, written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric Augusztiny. DEN OF THIEVES will preview on Saturday, January 9 at 8pm & Sunday, January 10 at 7pm and will open on Friday, January 15 and run through Sunday, February 7 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Nothing Important's SEVEN DECEMBERS Gets Encore at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Nothing Important Productions returns to The Lounge Theatre with Seven Decembers, winner of the Hollywood Fringe Encore! Producer's Award. Seven Decembers made its official debut to sold-out audiences in June, and has been invited back to the stage on August 19th and 20th. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

36 Stars Slated for Mosaic Theater's Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces 36 actors so-far cast in the 2015-16 inaugural season: "The Case for Hope in a Polarized World." This far-reaching pool of locally and internationally acclaimed actors represents a commitment to telling the stories most pressing to our communities. These artists, over half of whom are actors of color, join Mosaic Theater Company in one of the most diversely cast seasons in Washington. (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...)

PARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest professional Latinx theater company, kicks off its 26th season with the world premiere of Parachute Men, a raw, funny and poignant family drama by Mando Alvarado about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN to Make Chicago Premiere 9/9 at Rivendell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the third production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the Chicago premiere of How the World Began, written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Keira Fromm. The production runs September 2-October 10, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Adly Guirgis Reads, Signs Plays at The Drama Book Shop with Bobby Cannavale and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5th, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) presented 'An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis,' author of the hit Broadway play The Motherf***er with the Hat, which featured a reading of excerpts from several of his plays, a discussion, and signing of his newly published play, Between Riverside and Crazy, for which he received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, at the Drama Book Shop in New York, now celebrating its 99th year. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at L.A. Premiere of MY MANANA COMES at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, opening April 16 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

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