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Interrobang Theatre Project Presents World Premiere of THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to conclude its 2013-14 season with Calamity West's world premiere THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, based on Henrik Ibsen's classic drama A Doll's House, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost, playing today, May 8 - June 8, 2014 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport in Chicago. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Doug Joseph, Ralph Scott and More in Short North Stage's THE DIVINE SISTER
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Short North Stage presents The Divine Sister, written by the celebrated actor, playwright and female impersonator, Charles Busch, author of such camp classics as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Die Mommy, Die,and Psycho Beach Party. It runs May 29 to June 15, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Lauren Ambrose Joins Cast of USA Network's Thriller DIG
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

Emmy nominated actress Lauren Ambrose ('Six Feet Under') has been cast in USA Network's six episode event series DIG, a dramatic thriller (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

CLOWN BAR Will Transfer to The Box, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

After a critically acclaimed and extended run in 2013, Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company will present an encore engagement of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. Originally announced to return to its original venue, the production will instead transfer to longtime clown haunt The Box beginning June 14. Opening is slated for June 21. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces Upcoming Saturday Nights, Including Poundstone, Lewis and Busch
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce three upcoming special Saturday nights beginning Memorial Weekend on May 24 with Paula Poundstone. Richard Lewis will be on stage June 2l and audiences can spend "A Divine Evening with Charles Busch," accompanied by Tom Judson on July 26. All shows start at 8 pm. These special evenings include VIP ticket opportunity to mix and mingle with the artist at a cocktail party either before or following the performance, depending upon the night. Tickets are available on line at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of TNC's NOTHING BUT TRASH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Theater For The New City presents the world premiere of Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH, which began previews on March 6, 2014 at the 155 First Avenue, New York. NOTHING BUT TRASH, a satire of 1950's teen-angst films and gay pulp fiction, directed by G.R. Johnson (Bounce and Thunder, Seven11.2005), will officially open on Sunday, March 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Stageworks Theatre to Present THE DIVINE SISTER, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Stageworks Theatre is set to present The Divine Sister, comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity is written by the author of Die Mommie Die and Psycho Beach Party! The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. (more...)

World Premiere of NOTHING BUT TRASH Begins Previews at Theater For The New City this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Theater For The New City presents the world premiere of Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH, beginning previews this Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the 155 First Avenue, New York. (more...)

SYLVIA and BECKY'S NEW CAR Are New 2nd Story Theatre Season Finales
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

George Bernard Shaw once said, 'Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.' At 2nd Story change is constant and audiences have learned to expect and embrace Artistic Director Ed Shea's programming adjustments. This season, for a variety of practical reasons, Shea has decided to upend the season finales in both the UpStage and DownStage theaters. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's 2014 Golden Shamrock Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of David Staller, honored philanthropist Anita Jaffe and playwright/actor Charles Busch at its Annual Golden Shamrock Gala, earlier this week at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Ave at 14th Street). The GTG Golden Shamrock Award is given annually for artistic contribution to society. Past honorees include Terrence McNally, Judith Ivey, Brian Murray, and Robert Osborne. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night abd you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre Present March 2014 TRU Panel, THE NEW NORMAL? Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the January panel The Commercial/Not-for-Profit Collaboration: The New Normal? tonight, March 19, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre to Present March 2014 TRU Panel, THE NEW NORMAL?, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the January panel The Commercial/Not-for-Profit Collaboration: The New Normal? on Wednesday, March 19, 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...)

TRU to Host June 2014 Panel 'YOU OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES', 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their June panel, You Oughta Be in Pictures? Making the Switch between Theater and Film on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:30pmat 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...)

Cult Comedy Classic PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Rides the Wave into Austin, 6/27-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Don't forget the laughs. The City Theatre Company has plenty in their production of the Charles Busch high camp comedy playing June 27 through July 13 at City Theatre. (more...)

Summer Stages: Top 10 Summer Theatre Offerings in Columbus, Ohio
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 2, 2014

As the summer months heat up, so do the Columbus stages. Check out BWW's top 5 picks that the whole family can enjoy without breaking the bank this summer: (more...)

City Theatre Company to Stage PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, 6/27-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Sand. Sun. Surfboards. Boys. Bikinis. Beaches. It's a party! A 'Psycho Beach Party!' And laughs. Don't forget the laughs. The City Theatre Company has plenty in their production of the Charles Busch high camp comedy playing June 27 through July 13 at City Theatre. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Host A DIVINE EVENING WITH CHARLES BUSCH, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced 'A Divine Evening with Charles Busch,' accompanied by Tom Judson on Saturday, July 26. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: City Theatre Presents PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, 7/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Surf's up as Psycho Beach Party hangs ten this summer! Playwright, actor, director, drag queen legend, Charles Busch mashes up Gidget beach party surfer films, Hitchcock suspense thrillers, and a little Mommie Dearest into an outrageously campy, gender-bending comedy. The sweet, nerdy Chicklet Forrest desperately wants to be in the cool crowd on Malibu Beach, circa 1962. (more...)

TRU to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) invites writers to meet more than eleven real producers face-to-face at the Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor NYC. The deadline to apply is Saturday, July 19, 2014. If accepted, the cost to participate is $75 ($65 for TRU members). For more information and an application, visit http://www.truonline.org/WriterSpeedDateJuly14.htm. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING at the Unicorn Theatre, 7/30-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is August 2 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 30 at 7pm and the production closes August 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Actor and Drag Star Charles Busch, 9/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome acclaimed actor, Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend, Charles Busch, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Thursday, September 25 (8 p.m.) and Friday, September 26 (8 p.m.). Chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters, and classic songs - all perfumed with his own unique form of glamour - Busch will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with a brand-new cabaret act. Joined by his longtime musical director Tom Judson, audiences can expect laughter, music, tears and sequins! Tickets for Charles Busch range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

CLOWN BAR Extends Through 8/23 at The Box
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company announces the extension of its critically acclaimed production of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. Directed by Andrew Neisler, performances will now run through August 23 at legendary clown haunt The Box. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Rainbow Theatre Project to Present DIE MOMMIE DIE!, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

The Rainbow Theatre Project presents Charles Busch's dark satire, Die Mommie Die!, as the second of six concert readings scheduled for its inaugural season. Directed by Chris Griffin, Die! plays at Source in D.C. on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., and will be preceded by a reading of Ron Burch's short play, Romeo and Jules. (more...)

Tim Burke, Tim McGarrigal & More to Lead NOTHING BUT TRASH at TNC; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Theater For The New City has announced the complete cast for the upcoming world premiere of Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH, a satire of 1950's teen-angst films and gay pulp fiction. G.R. Johnson (Bounce and Thunder, Seven11.2005) will direct. (more...)

Theatre in the Park to Present THE LION IN WINTER, Begin. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Theatre In The Park opens its 2014 Season with the highly anticipated return of one of its most acclaimed productions, The Lion In Winter. Excitement is stirring with the news that Ira David Wood III and Lynda Clark will be returning as the manipulating King Henry II and Eleanor in this ultimate game of thrones. (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre/Actors Comedy Lab Presents THE DIVINE SISTER, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The 2013-14 City Series at RLT continues with Tony nominee Charles Busch's The Divine Sister, an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Co-produced by Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre, the production will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre and directed by Rod Rich. The Divine Sister contains adult language. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host WRITER-PRODUCER SPEED DATE, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) invites writers to meet more than eleven real producers face-to-face at the Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5:30pm and 6:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor NYC. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 24th. If accepted, the cost to participate is $75 ($65 for TRU members). For more information and an application, visit http://www.truonline.org/WriterSpeedDateFeb14.htm. (more...)

Primary Stages' THE TRIBUTE ARTIST with Charles Busch Opens this Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Primary Stages, Daryl Roth, and Ted Snowdon in association with Jamie deRoy present The Tribute Artist, a new world premiere comedy written by and starring Tony-nominee Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Olive and the Bitter Herbs). Now playing through March 16 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters, opening night is Sunday, February 9 at 6pm. Directed by Busch's long-time collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, The Third Story), the cast will also feature Mary Bacon (Harrison, TX...; Giant), Cynthia Harris (Lost in Yonkers, 'Mad About You'), Julie Halston (Olive and the Bitter Herbs, Anything Goes) Keira Keeley (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie), and Jonathan Walker (The Assembled Parties, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Charles Busch & Anita Jaffe to be Honored at Gingold Theatrical Group's Golden Shamrock Gala, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of David Staller, will honor philanthropist Anita Jaffe and playwright/actor Charles Busch at its Annual Golden Shamrock Gala, St. Patrick's Day, March 17, at Manhattan Penthouse(80 Fifth Ave at 14th Street). (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project to Present World Premiere of THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, 5/8-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to conclude its 2013-14 season with Calamity West's world premiere THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, based on Henrik Ibsen's classic drama A Doll's House, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost, playing May 8 - June 8, 2014 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport in Chicago. Curtain times are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. There will be added 3pm performances on Saturday, May 25 and Saturday, June 7. Tickets for THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD are $20 general admission, $10 for previews, and students or industry members with ID and are available at www.athenaeumtheatre.org, in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box office or by calling (773) 935-6875. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, PIPPIN & More Nominated for 2014 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The Nominating Committee of the Independent Reviewers of New England has just announced nominees for the 2014 IRNE Awards. The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards, founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and Larry Stark of TheaterMirror in 1997, recognize the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Boston theatre community. (more...)

TRU Hosts Panel 'Artistic Director vs. Commercial Producer' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the February panel Artistic Director vs. Commercial Producer: The Blurred Line Between Art and Commerce tonight, February 19, 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...)

2013 Green Room Award Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Green Room Awards are Melbourne's performing arts awards and recognise the world-class Cabaret, Dance, Musical Theatre, Opera, Theatre and Alternative and Hybrid Performance productions that grace Melbourne's stages each year. From artistic excellence to technical innovation, a Green Room Award is the most revered accolade an artist can receive in Australia's cultural capital. (more...)

Primary Stages' THE TRIBUTE ARTIST Extends Through March 30th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Primary Stages, Daryl Roth, and Ted Snowdon in association with Jamie deRoy has announced a two week extension for The Tribute Artist, a new world premiere comedy written by and starring Tony-nominee Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Olive and the Bitter Herbs). Extended through March 30 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters, the production is directed by Busch's long-time collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, The Third Story), and features Mary Bacon (Harrison, TX...; Giant), Cynthia Harris (Lost in Yonkers, 'Mad About You'), Julie Halston (Olive and the Bitter Herbs, Anything Goes) Keira Keeley (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie), and Jonathan Walker (The Assembled Parties, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Stageworks Theatre to Present THE DIVINE SISTER, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Stageworks Theatre is set to present The Divine Sister, comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity is written by the author of Die Mommie Die and Psycho Beach Party! The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. (more...)

TRU to Present Panel 'Artistic Director vs. Commercial Producer', 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the February panel Artistic Director vs. Commercial Producer: The Blurred Line Between Art and Commerce on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:30pmat 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...)

Pipeline Theatre Company Announces Second Extension of Noir Comedy CLOWN BAR Thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company announces a 2nd extension of its wildly popular and critically acclaimed production of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. It is directed by Andrew Neisler. Performances will now run through September 27 at The Box. (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

Charles Busch's DIE! MOMMIE, DIE! to Make Bay Area Debut at NCTC, 10/5-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

New Conservatory Theatre Center welcomes back the Hollywood glamour and camp hilarity of Charles Busch with the Bay Area Premiere of Die! Mommie, Die!. (more...)

Pipeline's CLOWN BAR Will Return for Extended Run, 5/10-7/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

After a critically acclaimed and extended run in 2013, Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company will present an encore engagement of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. Staged in a Lower East Side 'dive' bar, this environmental production is directed by Andrew Neisler. Previews begin May 10 at Parkside Lounge with opening slated for June 6. (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre Host Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 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 tonight, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

SYLVIA Opens Tonight at the 2nd Story Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

George Bernard Shaw once said, 'Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.' At 2nd Story change is constant and audiences have learned to expect and embrace Artistic Director Ed Shea's programming adjustments. This season, for a variety of practical reasons, Shea has decided to upend the season finales in both the UpStage and DownStage theaters. (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...)

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