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Booth Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
222 West 45th St.

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Day in and day out, Grover's Corners is Any Town, USA. The paper is delivered, the milkman visits, time passes and life continues. Only when such routine is interrupted is the fleeting beauty of the everyday brought more clearly into perspective. Join us as the Stage Manager guides us through this elegant portrait of the ordinary but remarkable joys and sorrows that define our lives. Our Town is the best American play celebrating the magic that makes a community.

TheatreSquared to Break Ground on Permanent Home, Launch 'Our Next Stage' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced that, on June 23 at 4pm, the company will break ground on the region's first dedicated, permanent home for professional theatre and publicly launch the Our Next Stage Campaign, a $34 million effort to fully fund construction and establish an artistic, operating and education reserve. (more...)

Moliere's THE BUNGLER to Bring Side-Splitting Romp to The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Continuing its acclaimed 55th season, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will begin performances of The Bungler on July 5. Translated by Richard Wilbur, Moliere's giddy, side-splitting romp will be directed by STNJ's Brian B. Crowe. The play highlights Moliere at his frothiest and silliest as it follows the hilarious adventures of a clueless young lover and his clever servant attempting to help him win the heart and hand of a beautiful gypsy girl. (more...)

Stephanie Trudeau to Return to Pangea with CHAVELA: THINK OF ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Actor/cabaret singer Stephanie Trudeau will perform a return engagement of her docu-cabaret, 'Chavela: Think Of Me,' at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (East Village), June 26 at 7:30 PM. She had debuted the piece there on May 15 and has been invited back in response to the appreciation of her audience and an enthusatic review.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, 'Lettice and Lovage,' opens Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of 'Amadeus,' and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. The play runs now through June 17. The cast includes Kandis Chappell, Mia Dillon, Sarah Manton, and Paxton Whitehead. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Betsy Padamonsky in the Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jun 5, 2017

Coming to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans beginning tomorrow night is the show that brings us all of the music of ABBA, and all of the energy of a three month old puppy: MAMMA MIA! It tells the story of Sophie, a young woman who is the daughter of a single mother and taverna owner, who is about to get married to the love of her life and embark upon a new journey. She, like other brides, wants her father to walk her down the aisle and give her away, but there's just one problem… she doesn't know who her dad is! (more...)

A STEADY RAIN Extends After Sold-Out Hollywood Fringe Festival Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

After a sold-out run during the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, and the 2017 Better Lemons Audience Choice Award winner, A Steady Rain, written by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards) and directed by premier acting coach John Kirby (The Count of Monte Cristo, Peter Pan, Scream 4, This is Us), continues its run that has audiences on the edge of their seats. A Steady Rain re-opens July 14 at The John Kirby Studio in Hollywood for a three-week run through July 30. (more...)

Tony Campion's Drama WRECK to Premiere at Nottingham Playhouse This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Fifth Word present Wreck, written by Toby Campion and directed by Alexandra Moxon. (more...)

Park Theatre to Launch 11th Annual Free Summer Movie Festival with TOY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The Park Theatre will debut its 11th season of presenting free movies to the Monadnock region on July 11th with the showing of one of the most acclaimed animated films of all time, Toy Story. (more...)

New Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its celebratory 20th Anniversary season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshop presentations and special performance events from August 6 through 13, 2017 in Ojai, California. (more...)

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS to Bring Summer Chills to the Alley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team for Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, the Exxon Mobil Summer Chills production offering a fun and exciting escape from the sizzling summer heat. Based on the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps is adapted by Patrick Barlow, directed by Mark Shanahan, and runs July 21 - August 20 in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for BRASSED OFF at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

For the first time in almost 40 years, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will produce a full-scale production in house. Jeffrey Holland will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)

Local Arts Organizations Team with Youth to Paint Community Mural in Red Bank
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Indie Street Film Festival, Kitch Organic and Two River Theater are proud to announce that they will partner for Red Bank's second community mural project, which will take place the weekend of July 7-9.  (more...)

InnerMission Productions Announces Their First Musical, ORDINARY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

InnerMission Productions has announced the third production of its 2017-18 season, 'Ordinary Days.' This San Diego premiere will be InnerMission's first musical. It was written by Adam Gwon and will be directed by Matthew E. Graber, who is making his San Diego directorial debut. 'Ordinary Days' begins on Thursday, July 27, 2018 and plays through Saturday, August 12, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. In the Black Box space at Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

InnerMission Productions Announces Third Production of its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

InnerMission Productions has announced the third production of its 2017-18 season, 'Ordinary Days.' This San Diego premiere will be InnerMission's first musical. It was written by Adam Gwon and will be directed by Matthew E. Graber, who is making his San Diego directorial debut. 'Ordinary Days' begins on Thursday, July 27, 2018 and plays through Saturday, August 12, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. In the Black Box space at Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristen Hahn: The Many Layers of Sgt. Sarah Brown
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 27, 2017

"She's a wonderfully layered character," Kristen Hahn exclaims as she describes her newest role. "Most of all in her heart she wants to help people, but she is not quite cut out to rule with an iron fist like her mentor, General Cartwright. I think at first she is feeling a little lost and not willing to admit it. When she meets Sky Masterson, they go head-to-head. She is probably the first woman to challenge him. As the play develops, she realizes maybe she can have both her mission work and love. By letting her hair down a little when she discovers love, she realizes that she becomes of better use to the people she wants to help. It is very liberating for her. Sarah Brown is a strong lady, and that is a wonderful treat for an actress to play!" she concludes. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company to Launch 34th Season with NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the new Artistic Direction of Andrew Borba and continued leadership of Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, kicks off its 34th season with Noises Off by Michael Frayn, directed by Borba. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces 'Created in Milwaukee' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Last night at Milwaukee Repertory Theater's annual meeting, Artistic Director Mark Clements and  Managing Director Chad Bauman alongside Campaign chairs Judy Hansen and Catherine Robinson unveiled the "Created in Milwaukee" Capital Campaign to raise $10 million for several major initiatives over the next few years, which will solidify The Rep as a major player on the national theatrical scene and a cornerstone of Milwaukee's cultural community.  (more...)

Bay Street Theater Slates Summer Theater Camps & Workshops for Kids & Teens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced Summer Theater Camps and Teen Workshops & Master Classes, beginning July 2017. (more...)

OUT ON A LIMB: New Plays From America's Finest City at SRT Opens 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Scripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant International University, presents their 6th Annual Out on a Limb - New Plays from America's Finest City. Scripps Ranch Theatre is a leader in the Southern California Arts Community in developing and producing new plays. The pieces are all new, world-premiere plays written by area playwrights, and have a common theme of having something to do with San Diego. This year, the festival will run for two weekends; July 14-16 & July 21-23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN at Armonk Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Armonk Players celebrates its 20th anniversary with Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town, running tonight, June 2, Saturday, June 3 at 8pm. Sunday, June 4 at 4pm., Thursday, June 8, Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at 8pm, directed by Directed by Christine DiTota. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present Christopher Chen's A TALE OF AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) In his inaugural commission as Crowded Fire's Playwright-in-Residence, Christopher Chen tackles the power structures inherent in large corporations. Set in a parallel world, A TALE OF AUTUMN is a psychological rise-to-power fable. (more...)

Double Edge Awarded NEA Our Town Grant, Named ArtPlace Finalist
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In recognition of its distinctly imaginative approach and long-term commitment to 'creative placemaking' in its rural town of Ashfield in western Massachusetts, as well as on tour, Double Edge Theatre is receiving national recognition by the two leading granting programs in the field of creative placemaking. (more...)

Possum Point Players Second Call For 2018 Directors; Deadline Set for 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Possum Point Players are still seeking directors for their 2018 Main Stage Season.  Director Selection Chair Jim Hartzell has set a deadline of July 1 for submission of application forms. (more...)

Arts-Based Community Development Investment Planned for Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 89 awards totaling $6.89 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA's Our Town program. The Alley Theatre is one of the recommended organizations for a grant of $125,000 to support the launch of a city-wide Latino Theatre Initiative, El Zocalo. The NEA received 274 eligible applications for Our Town this year and will make grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000.  (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory presents OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, NC Theatre's flagship training program offering professional instruction in acting, voice and dance for ages three to adult, is excited to bring to the stage their production of Oklahoma!, July 7-9, 2017, at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh. The show will be produced by the students of NC Theatre Conservatory's Master Summer Theatre Arts School, NC Theatre's four-week summer camp with emphasis on pre-professional training of the highest caliber culminating in a full-scale musical production. Students range in age from middle school to rising college students. This production also features a "kids chorus" of elementary school aged children. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 11
by Audition Roundup - Jun 11, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 11, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Girl Friday Productions Stages IDIOT'S DELIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A romantic commentary on idealism, greed and the realities of war, Robert E. Sherwood's IDIOT'S DELIGHT, produced by Girl Friday Productions and directed by Craig Johnson, opens June 30, 2017 on the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre. Girl Friday Productions brings its signature large ensemble cast to this dramatic comedy with musical accents, set in a world on the brink. (more...)

Kate Hamill's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Jennifer Barclay's RIPE FRENZY and More Set for Synchronicity Theatre's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

True to its mission, Synchronicity Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season will feature the voices of women playwrights and provide new opportunities to uplift the voices of women and girls. (more...)

Deaf West's OUR TOWN with Jane Kaczmarek, The Hypocrites' PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Coming to Pasadena Playhouse in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces its 2017/18 season, the first under new Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman, which includes bold, new takes on beloved classics, an exciting new Olivier award-winning political thriller, and an irreverent look at one of America's most hot-button issues. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Elects 8 New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is proud to announce that Joaquin Altoro (SVP, Town Bank), Ivor J. Benjamin, MD (Center Director, Professor at Medical College of Wisconsin), Marybeth Cottrill (Director-Private Wealth Advisor BMO Wealth Management), Amy Croen (Co-Founder, Co-President Geneva Capital Management, LLC), Sean Cummings (Senior VP, Global Demand for Harley-Davidson Motor Company), Bradley J. Kalscheur (Partner, Michael Best and Friedrich), Phoebe Lewis (Community Volunteer), and Gina Alberts Peter (Executive VP, Wells Fargo) have been elected to the Board of Trustees for a three year term starting July 1, 2017. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 2
by Audition Roundup - Jul 2, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 2, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Casting Announced for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team behind its upcoming regional premiere of Shakespeare in Love, based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.  (more...)

Corkscrew Theater Festival to Continue with Unconventional Werewolf Story ALL OF MY BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents the world premiere of All of My Blood by Robert Zander Norman, directed by Taylor Haven Holt. Running August 11-20, All of My Blood is a comic, contemporary take on a werewolf story, focusing on the challenges a woman faces in communicating with her boyfriend and his friends after deciding she has been 'turned.' (more...)

TCG Receives $100,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, was awarded $100,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of its second round of funding for FY 2017. (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Direct the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal's The Knowledge. (more...)

Stella Ader Studio Seeks Submissions for 10th Annual Resident Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, is now accepting new play submissions. In the tenth annual search for a resident playwright, the division is calling for new dramatic works written exclusively by playwrights who identify as any of the following: Mexican, Muslim, African-American, immigrant, refugee, disabled, female or LGBTQ. The division is also seeking ensemble plays for casts of seven to ten female roles or gender neutral roles; all playwrights are welcome to apply with an ensemble play. (more...)

Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.   (more...)

Mesa Announces Prototypes Selected for Main St. Prototyping Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced the selection of 20 proposals for the City of Mesa's first prototyping festival - Main Street Prototyping Festival, slated for Nov. 17 and 18, 2017. Artists, architects, designers, students, makers, urban planners and others have been selected to create temporary projects that activate public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity and vibrancy in downtown Mesa. Planned prototypes include concepts for gathering places, virtual reality experiences, structures that offer space for interaction, performances, places to play and share in art making, and ways for passersby to offer feedback about their community. Each project will be allocated $1,000-$3,000 for design, fabrication and project management. (more...)

BWW Interview: Weaving Many Musical Threads into a Theatrical Life: A Conversation with Peter Oyloe
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 11, 2017

'There have been so many musical threads throughout my life ever since I was a little guy. Music was something I did early on. I would listen to my dad, who had a beautiful voice, sing, and together we would listen to his vinyl record collection. I was always drawn to music written before I was born. There is something about the vulnerability, the universality, and the craft of earlier music that has always attracted me.' The speaker is Peter Oyloe who is touring with The Hank Band, his concert recreation of the music of the legendary folk/country western singer. Oyloe and the band's most recent gig was to open Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 Monday concert series with two virtually sold out performances of Hank Williams' music at Brunswick's Pickard Theater on July 10th. In conversation with Broadway World in the panoramic setting of a private reception in the band's honor on scenic Mere Point, Oyloe seems exceptionally soft spoken, but a few hours later when he takes the stage as Hank Williams, he transforms himself into the powerhouse singer Williams was. It is a role that has changed his life, Oyloe says, and a connection that now runs deeply as one of the primary threads in his own musical tapestry. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Presents AH, WILDERNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam!'  That's the best of all!  'A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou beside me singing in the wilderness,' announces seventeen-year old Richard, defending his choice of literature to his parents. His letters to seventeen-year-old Muriel contain quotes from Khayam and Swinburne. (more...)

Sustaining Black Theatre in the Upper Valley: A Conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Join us for a conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green, Founding Artistic Director of JAG Productions and BarnArts Center for the Arts.This community event will be a meaningful look behind the scenes at the founding of JAG Productions, a chance to hear Jarvis' story and path to its founding, and a glimpse at what the theatre company is working on for the second season! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Nature of Forgetting
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 10, 2017

BWW speaks to Guillaume Pige about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Nature of Forgetting. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE RAINMAKER, An American Classic, Opens at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with N. Richard Nash's moving American classic The Rainmaker from July 14 through August 5 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Set in the time of a paralyzing drought in Depression-era America, The Rainmaker tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry, whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her marriage prospects as they are about their dying cattle. Enter Starbuck, the consummate con man, who promises to solve all their problems, for a fee. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, The Rainmaker cast features Brian Homer as Starbuck; Jessica Bates as Lizzie Curry; David DeBeck as H.C. Curry, the patriarch of the Curry family; Joe Short and Sean McCoy as the Curry brothers; Dave Rich as File and longtime Gordon College Professor of Theater Arts Norm Jones as Sheriff Thomas. N. Richard Nash's most celebrated play, The Rainmaker, appeared in all three mediums; on Broadway in 1954, as a motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in 1956, and as a television production in 1982. A musical version of The Rainmaker, entitled 110 Degrees in the Shade, debuted on Broadway in 1963. (more...)

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