Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MOUTHFUL Premiere at Metta Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Metta Theatre presents the world premiere of MOUTHFUL, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/30/14 - INDIAN INK Opens, HERE LIES LOVE Begins in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's another big night for off-Broadway, with the London transfer of HERE LIES LOVE, Roundabout's INDIAN INK and MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES opening, and FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE beginning tonight! (more...)

TALK RADIO to End Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's critically acclaimed production of Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO will conclude its limited engagement tomorrow night (Saturday) at the Chain Theatre. Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, TALK RADIO is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain's two-hour broadcast as he's being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel's. Barry's jousts with his unseen callers-ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal-are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer. (more...)

Photo: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Barbara Rosenblat Visits TALK RADIO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Barbara Rosenblat, who plays the cancer-stricken inmate Miss Rosa on "Orange is the New Black," recently checked out the new revival of Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO at the Chain Theatre. Barbara appeared in the 2007 Broadway production of TALK RADIO starring Live Schreiber, and she was also in the original cast of The Secret Garden as the housekeeper Mrs. Medlock. (more...)

American Theater Group Sets 2014-15 Season: SIZE MATTERS, TICK, TICK...BOOM! & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Celebrating its 3rd season, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, has announced its 2014-2015 season. The company is in residence at Hamilton Stage in Rahway. (more...)

Jennifer Tilly, Dylan Baker & More Set for Eric Bogosian's 100 MONOLOGUES at PS122
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

To benefit their 2016 return to their East Village home, Performance Space 122 (PS122) and Executive Producer Anson Mount bring together widely acclaimed playwright Eric Bogosian and director Jo Bonney, along with their close friends, for two-nights of hand-selected, intimate performances from Bogosian's 100 Monologues series. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher Reveals: 'I Would Go Back to Broadway'
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

In an all-new interview with ET, Fran Drescher, who made her Broadway debut in 2014 as Cinderella's stepmother, 'Madame' in CINDERELLA, speaks about her charity Cancer Schmancer (more...)

Town Hall Arts Center to Present Vintage Theatre's RFK, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Two weekends only! Town Hall Arts Center presents a remount of Vintage Theatre's critically acclaimed production of RFK - A Portrait of Robert Kennedy. Directed by Terry Dodd. (more...)

Billy Crudup, Gaby Hoffman, Marin Ireland Join PS122's 100 MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

On November 16 & 17, Performance Space 122 (PS122) is presenting two special nights of Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues series to benefit PS122's move next year back into their home in the East Village. (more...)

Emily Watson Joins Kelli Garner and Susan Sarandon in Lifetime's Marilyn Monroe Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Deadline writes that Emily Watson is the latest actress to sign on for Lifetime's MARILYN miniseries, starring Kelli Garner and Susan Sarandon. (more...)

Neil LaBute to Serve as Showrunner for Syfy's New VAN HELSING Series
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Neil LaBute will serve as showrunner for a new Syfy series which will center on a female counterpart to the classic gothic horror character Van Helsing.   (more...)

Charles Dorfman, Carley Stenson & More to Star in Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their debut production Miss Julie, Buckland Theatre Company has today announced casting for Some Girl(s). Written by multi Tony Award nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will be Buckland's first play in PARK90 at the Park Theatre, London which will be the company's home in 2016. Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. (more...)

THE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Sheen Center Cancels PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Event Due to Offensive Material by Neil LaBute
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

Fran Drescher to Reprise Role in CINDERELLA at the Ahmanson This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Two-time Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Fran Drescher joins the cast of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" for the Los Angeles engagement of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Drescher will reprise the role of the wicked stepmother, 'Madame', a role she played in 2014, making her Broadway debut. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: Fran Drescher and More Celebrate CINDERELLA's Opening at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2015

Two-time Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominee Fran Drescher joined the cast of 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' for the Los Angeles engagement of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Drescher reprises the role of the wicked stepmother, 'Madame', a role she played in 2014, making her Broadway debut. At the opening night performance, Drescher and the company took time to celebrate the show's LA opening! Click below to watch interviews, footage and opening night festivites! (more...)

Photo Flash: Fran Drescher & 'Nanny' Cast Mates Reunite at CINDERELLA Opening Night
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 19, 2015

At the opening night performance, Drescher reunited with her 'Nanny' cast mates, Charles Shaughnessy and Renee Taylor. Check out photos below! (more...)

Fran Drescher Reprises Role in CINDERELLA, Beginning Tonight at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Fran Drescher joins the cast of 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' for the Los Angeles engagement of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Drescher will reprise the role of the wicked stepmother, 'Madame', a role she played in 2014, making her Broadway debut. (more...)

Neil LaBute, Halley Feiffer and More to Address Censorship in PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

Attorney Joe Klest Reveals THE WHOLE TRUTH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

An amazing and liberating story told by the most credible and unprejudiced source, the attorney who has successfully obtained a $28 million jury verdict in one of the highest awards in a sexual abuse case. The Whole Truth exposes the breadth of the media's bias against the Catholic Church using the child sexual abuse dilemma in society as the launching point. There is no statistical evidence that shows more abuse occurred in the Catholic Church than in any other institution or organization. The problem is similarly present across all religions, organizations or nationalities, yet the Catholic Church seems to get an inordinate amount of press on the issue.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Publicity Images Released for Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Today, Buckland Theatre Company have released publicity images for Some Girl(s), their first play in PARK90 at Park Theatre. Written by multi Tony Award-nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. Tickets are on sale at www.parktheatre.co.uk (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a magical mega-hit and musical revivals to plays with strong political resonance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Orfeh and More to Join Joshua Morgan in THE NO RULES SHOW to Support Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The No Rules Show' hosted by Joshua Morgan on June 25, 2016 at 11:30. Join Broadway's Joshua Morgan (L?es Mis)?at fabulous Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening that's 50% talkshow, 25% cabaret, 20% sketch comedy, and 5% WTF. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LaBute Goes Soft in THE WAY WE GET BY
by Michael Dale - Jun 2, 2015

The playwright best known for displaying the uglier side of human nature takes a shot at quirky romance. (more...)

59E59 Theaters' SUMMER SHORTS Returns in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

59E59 Theaters will host the return of SUMMER SHORTS 2015, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now in its 9th year. (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

BWW Blog: Director Gary Condes on Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S)
by Guest Blogger: Gary Condes - Jul 8, 2016

When I was first approached to direct this play I wasn't sure I wanted to do it. Some Girl(s) has a main character who appears, on first and second reading, to be a prize cock who exhibits a host of unflattering male traits. On the page he was not a likeable man. Add to that the play's simplistic and seemingly undramatic form, basically four two-handers in a row taking place in one hotel room - I didn't respond warmly to it. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LABUTE DOUBLE-BILL FOR 2015 PRIDEFEST! at The Tank Theater
by Peter Danish - Jul 29, 2015

Playwright Neil LaBute seems to like to write stories about men who behave badly. The protagonist of 'Some Girl(s)' (who is nameless) is yet another LaBute bad boy. (more...)

Metta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Metta Theatre today announces the world premiere of Mouthful, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Mouthful is a darkly comic and at times heartbreaking response to the global food crisis through six brand new plays from six of the world's leading dramatists - Lydia Adetunji, Bola Agbaje, Clare Bayley, Inua Ellams, Neil LaBute and Pedro Miguel Rozo. The playwrights, with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, have teamed up with six world-renowned scientists - Professors Tim Benton, Kamal Bawa, Suzanne Filteau, Ilkka Hanski, Molly Jahn and Tim Lang to collaborate on this politically provocative and theatrically imaginative production. (more...)

BWW Review: SOME GIRL(S), Park Theatre, 19 July 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 20, 2016

The latest production in the Park Theatre's Park 90 auditorium is a revival of Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s). Brought to the stage by the Buckland Theatre Company, the play follows Guy as he revisits some old flames in an attempt to exorcise some relationship demons before his wedding. (more...)

Photo Flash: SOME GIRL(S) Opens At Park Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 19, 2016

Some Girl(s) opens tomorrow night at the PARK Theatre. The production stars Roxanne Pallett, Carley Stenson, Carolyn Backhouse, Elly Condron and Charles Dorfman. Some Girl(s) is written by iconiclasic American playwright Neil LaBute and is the darkly funny story of Guy (Charles Dorfman) who travels across America to make amends with his four ex-girlfriends. (more...)

Win a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Master playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber are offering one-one-one master advice contest for writers! (more...)

Hot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

It's going to be a hot ticket! Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) will make her off- Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the upcoming world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production will begin previews on April 28, 2015 and officially open on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA at Pear Theatre, Feb 26 - Mar 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Pear Theatre continues its 2015/2016 season with Anton Chekhov's classic UNCLE VANYA, in a world premiere translation by Bay Area writer, actor, and director Dave Sikula. (more...)

School of Theatre at Florida State Sets 2015-16 Season: SOME GIRL(S), A CHORUS LINE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The School of Theatre at Florida State University has announced its 2015-2016 season. Internationally renowned School of Theatre faculty will team up with the talented students and community members of Tallahassee, FSU alumni, and visiting artists from around the country to present a season that will inspire and entertain audiences throughout the southeast. Through the development and presentation of challenging classic and contemporary work, the School of Theatre at Florida State University continually uses the evolving, live, collaborative art of theatre to develop artists and scholars who have a lifelong passion for the arts. (more...)

Eric McCormack to Star in New Family Drama STUDIO CITY for FOX
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Eric McCormack, who recently starred in the TNT drama series PERCEPTION, will now take on the lead role in the upcoming FOX family drama STUDIO CITY. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 8, 2015
by - Dec 8, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the St. Louis Actors' Studio?with the NYC premiere of their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lexi Wolfe, Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell, G.D. Kimble, JJ Strong, and John Doble. Directed by Milton Zoth and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Wednesday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.  Press opening is Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MOUTHFUL Premiere at Metta Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Metta Theatre presents the world premiere of MOUTHFUL, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Amanda Seyfried Makes Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in THE WAY WE GET BY, Beginning Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production begins previews tonight, April 28, 2015 and officially opens on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher to Write, Produce New Broadway Musical!
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Asked about what's ahead for her in the near future the actress revealed, 'I'm in development on two projects. One is a feature that I will direct, and that's been on my bucket list. One is a Broadway musical that I would be a writer and producer on. Neither of which I'm ready to pitch.' (more...)

Mark Gatiss, Anne Archer, JB Priestley and Two Musicals in New Park Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2016

Details have been announced today for Park Theatre's Autumn-Winter 2016 Season. Mark Gatiss, who recently won an Olivier Award for Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre, will join forces with husband Ian Hallard for a revival of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Golden Globe winner Anne Archer stars in the London premiere of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, and there's new work from Jonathan Maitland and Peter Quilter, as well as a major JB Priestley revival. (more...)

Park Theatre Announces New Season - Anne Archer to Star in THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard to Star in THE BOYS IN THE BAND and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Park Theatre Artistic DirectorJez Bond today announces its new season of work, all in association with a host of exciting and diverse producers, including four world premieres, three UK premieres, two European premieres and a London premiere. (more...)

Neil LaBute to Host Reddit AMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Stage and screen writer Neil LaBute will soon host a Reddit AMA on May 4th at 4 PM (ET), according to the site's current running schedule. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

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