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Dustin Hoffman to Join Kathy Bates & Alfred Molina in BOYCHOIR
by Movies News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner has signed on to join Alfred Molina and Kathy Bates in the film, set to be directed by Francois Girard, and featuring an original script by Ben Ripley. (more...)

BWW Interviews: SPEED-THE-PLOW Hopes to Deliver at a Rapid-Fire Pace
by Paul Batterson - Oct 25, 2013

When Otterbein University sophomore Tori Hidalgo signed on to do the David Mamet play, Speed-the-Plow, she thought it was a great chance to play Karen, a naive secretary that becomes the object of a bet between Bobby Gould (played by senior Sean Murphy) and Charlie Fox (senior Sam Ray). (more...)

True Colors Theatre to Present Atlanta Premiere of RACE, 2/25-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company announce the upcoming Atlanta Premiere of David Mamet's Race directed by John Dillon. Race will run from February 25 - March 23, 2014 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331. (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's BIG FISH!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 14, 2013

Directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), and a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Big Fish opened on Broadway on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

WHAT IS ART?, COLE PORTER AND FRIENDS and More Set for American Stage's 'After Hours' Series, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company's 'After Hours' Series continue with five events, Hawk and Wayne's It's a Living!, What is Art?, The Vagina Monologues, Cole Porter & Friends, and Longtime Companion in November. We have everything from cabaret music to a benefit series for a S.A.T.P fundraiser! (more...)

Rolling World Premiere of Steven Dietz's RANCHO MIRAGE Comes to New Rep Theatre, Now thru 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Steven Dietz' dark comedy RANCHO MIRAGE, tonight, October 12 through November 3, 2013. Directed by Robert Walsh, RANCHO MIRAGE performs in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. Tickets are $28-$60 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 617-923-8487 or online at newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. The press performance is Monday, October 14 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions to Present THE RECEPTIONIST at Artspace, 12/11-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces that they are partnering with Artspace (www.artspace.org) to present their upcoming regional premiere of The Receptionist by Adam Bock, directed by Benjamin McGovern, and starring Sally Wingert, Bill McCallum, Sara Marsh, and Harry Waters, Jr. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker at The Engine Room, and Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet at The Miller Bag Building. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SPEED-THE-PLOW Gains Momentum and Refuses to Slow Down
by Paul Batterson - Nov 4, 2013

Rarely has a curtain call so nicely traced the arc of a play as Otterbein University's production of Speed-the-Plow did last Friday at the Campus Center Theatre. At the conclusion of the three-act play, each one of the actors Tori Hidalgo (Karen), Sam Ray (Charlie Fox) and Sean Murphy (Bobby Gould) try to sit in the comfortable leather chair behind the boss' desk only to be shooed away by another. (more...)

Playwright and Director David Mamet Calls President Obama a 'Tyrant'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Playwright, director and screenwriter David Mamet made a bold observation about President Obama in a recent interview with The Hugh Hewitt Show. (more...)

WHAT IS ART?, COLE PORTER AND FRIENDS and More Set for American Stage's 'After Hours' Series, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company's 'After Hours' Series continue with five events, Hawk and Wayne's It's a Living!, What is Art?, The Vagina Monologues, Cole Porter & Friends, and Longtime Companion in November. We have everything from cabaret music to a benefit series for a S.A.T.P fundraiser! (more...)

Davenport Song Writing Contest Seeks Entries; Deadline 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport (author of the popular blog, The Producer's Perspective) announces The Davenport Song Writing Contest! 10 songs will be selected from submissions to be featured in a presentation evening and vie for the title of 'Best Song' as chosen by a panel of industry professionals. Finalists will receive a cash prize of $50 and the grand prize winner $500. (more...)

BIG FISH Star Norbert Leo Butz Joins Netflix Thriller
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

According to Deadline, Broadway's Norbert Leo Butz has signed on for the new Netflix thriller series from the creators of DAMAGES. He will co-star alongside Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Sissy Spacek. (more...)

Tony Winner Linda Lavin Set for Interview On Stage at Edgerton Center, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Linda Lavin, Broadway Tony Award winner, Emmy-nominated television star and singer, takes the stage of the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts as part of its American Legends Series for an 'Actors Studio'-type Interview On Stage on Sunday, April 13 (2014) at 3pm. The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus ofSacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. (more...)

MetroStage to Kick Off 'In Rep' Series with THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, 4/3-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

MetroStage will be producing its first In Rep series this spring featuring two one man shows The Thousandth Night by Carol Wolf starring Marcus Kyd (Apr. 3-May 18) and Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger starring Paul Morella (Apr. 17-May 25.) Both will be directed by John Vreeke. (more...)

Mike McGowan Replaces Jason Howard in Paper Mill's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, South Pacific will be directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. Mike McGowan joins this enchanting cast as Emile de Becque replacing the previously announced Jason Howard. (more...)

Magic Theatre Stages World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Magic Theatre will welcome back one of Scotland's leading contemporary playwrights, Linda McLean, with the world premiere of Every Five Minutes, directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Every Five Minutes runs today, March 26 - April 20. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Announces Cast, Director for THE DRUNKEN CITY, Running 5/14-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces the six actors and director for its upcoming regional premiere of the Outer Critics Award-nominated play The Drunken City by Adam Bock. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, and The Receptionist by Adam Bock. (more...)

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's CABARET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony winning musical Cabaret, starring Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams, begins previews tomorrow, Friday March 21. Cabaret officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This is a 24-week limited engagement. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch a TV spot for the production below! (more...)

Erin Mackey, Jason Howard, Loretta Ables Sayre & More to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's SOUTH PACIFIC; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, South Pacific will be directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. (more...)

Magic Theatre to Stage World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Magic Theatre will welcome back one of Scotland's leading contemporary playwrights, Linda McLean, with the world premiere of Every Five Minutes, directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Every Five Minutes runs March 26 - April 20. Deemed 'a gritty, fiercely empathetic realist of great skill' (San Francisco Chronicle), McLean's new play celebrates the miraculous power of the human spirit. Every Five Minutes begins with a simple homecoming dinner that takes a fantastical turn as Mo slips into a dreamscape that even those closest to him can't imagine. (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Star in Lantern Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR, 2/6-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Lantern Theater Company, critically acclaimed in Philadelphia for their annual Shakespearean offering, presents The Tragedy of Julius Caesar as the highlight of their 20th season. Directed by the Lantern's Artistic Director Charles McMahon and starring Tony Award-nominated actor Forrest McClendon in the title role, the Lantern's production is inspired by the warrior ethos of feudal Japan, calling into question the rights of the ruler against the rights of his people. Performances run February 6 - March 16, 2014. [Full schedule including special events is below] (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, 2/14-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

Daniel Breaker, Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Osnes and Condola Rashad Set for MTC's 2014 Winter Benefit, Feb 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring Broadway's brightest stars on Monday, February 3, 2014 at The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Fredrick P. Rose Hall (Broadway & 60th Street). (more...)

Linda Lavin Set for 'PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST' Benefit to Support Celebration Theatre, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Celebration Theatre has announced a one night only benefit event - Portrait Of An Artist: An Evening With Linda Lavin, featuring Lavin's husband and artist Steve Bakunas, on Saturday, February 1 at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. The curtain rises at 8pm, and proceeds from the evening will go to support Celebration Theatre. (more...)

Jamie deRoy and Friends to Return to Birdland, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Celebrated producer and cabaret performer Jamie deRoy will be hosting a special edition of her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & Friends, on Monday, January 27 at 7pm at Birdland. Jamie's special guests will be Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Kevin Meaney (Hairspray), singer-songwriter Dee Snider, known worldwide as the frontman for Twisted Sister, and Lauren Worsham, who is currently starring in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. (more...)

Broadway at the Golden Globes- BWW Rounds Up 2014's Theatrical Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2014

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, air tonight, January 12 on NBC, and BroadwayWorld has rounded up this year's Broadway alums. Learn more about the stars below, and be sure to let us know your picks! (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon Stars in Lantern Theatre's JULIUS CAESAR, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Lantern Theater Company, critically acclaimed in Philadelphia for their annual Shakespearean offering, presents The Tragedy of Julius Caesar as the highlight of their 20th season. Directed by the Lantern's Artistic Director Charles McMahon and starring Tony Award-nominated actor Forrest McClendon in the title role, the Lantern's production is inspired by the warrior ethos of feudal Japan, calling into question the rights of the ruler against the rights of his people. Performances run tonight, February 6 - March 16, 2014. (more...)

Primal Forces Presents David Mamet's THE ANARCHIST, Now thru 3/23
by Carol Kassie - Feb 28, 2014

Primal Forces, the brand new off-shoot company of the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, will present the southeastern premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet's The Anarchist. The production will run from today, February 28th through March 23rd at the Andrew's Living Arts Studio in Fort Lauderdale, and will star current double Carbonell-nominee Patti Gardner and Jacqueline Laggy. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Presents Atlanta Premiere of RACE, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company announce the upcoming Atlanta Premiere of David Mamet's Race directed by John Dillon. Race will run from today, February 25 - March 23, 2014 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331. (more...)

Photo Flash: SU's SPEED-THE-PLOW, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Syracuse University's Department of Drama presents David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, beginning tonight, February 21, and running through March 2, 2014 at Arthur Storch Theater. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Run 3/16-30 at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Segal Centre will present a limited engagement of David Mamet's powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Segal Centre Artistic Producer Paul Flicker, from March 16th - 30th, 2014. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running tonight, February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton Join West End Transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Gary Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. They join the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. The Pajama Game opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 May, with previews from 2 May, playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

Primal Forces to Present David Mamet's THE ANARCHIST, 2/28-3/23
by Carol Kassie - Feb 12, 2014

Primal Forces, the brand new off-shoot company of the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, will present the southeastern premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet's The Anarchist. The production will run from February 28th through March 23rd at the Andrew's Living Arts Studio in Fort Lauderdale, and will star current double Carbonell-nominee Patti Gardner and Jacqueline Laggy. (more...)

Linda Lavin Set for 'PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST' Benefit to Support Celebration Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

Celebration Theatre has announced a one night only benefit event - Portrait Of An Artist: An Evening With Linda Lavin, featuring Lavin's husband and artist Steve Bakunas, tonight, February 1 at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. The curtain rises at 8pm, and proceeds from the evening will go to support Celebration Theatre. (more...)

Best of 2013 BWW Rhode Island - Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local Reviewers
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 31, 2013

Best of 2013 BWW Rhode Island - Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local Reviewers (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present SPEED-THE-PLOW, 1/11-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

"Write what you know", they say. One thing the great playwright David Mamet knows is the inside story of Hollywood movies. Bergen County Players continues its "From Page to Stage" season with Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, a no-holds-barred look at the cutthroat world of the Hollywood film industry, over four weekends beginning Saturday, January 11th and concluding Saturday, February 1st. Performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm and Sunday performances are at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road during regular box office hours. Please note that this production contains mature language and themes. (more...)

Columbus' Best of 2013 and Top Picks for 2014
by Lisa Norris - Dec 30, 2013

2013 brought some of the city's best entertainment to date to Columbus' theater scene. At any given time, you had your pick of several truly dynamite options for quality drama and music right in your backyard. We at Broadway World Columbus are unendlessly thankful for the dynamic and exhilarating production companies that grace Central Ohio and create the vibrant and diverse arts scene in our town. If you haven't paid a visit (or two or three…) to these area theater companies this past year, start planning for 2014 now, as these hotshots are on the forefront of an electrifying new year of local theater! (more...)

LCT's Platform Series to Continue with DOMESTICATED's Laurie Metcalf & Jeff Goldblum, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Thursday, December 19 at 6pm with JEFF GOLDBLUM and LAURIE METCALF the stars of LCT's current Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater production of DOMESTICATED, the new play by Bruce Norris, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. DOMESTICATED, which opened on Monday, November 4, is running through Sunday, January 5. (more...)

ALADDIN Enters Final Weekend of Performances at Little Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The Bergen County Players (BCP) of Oradell will ring out 2013 with the final five performances of the enchanting toe-tapping musical Aladdin, directed by Lynne Lupfer. The final five shows will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre on Kinderkamack Road in Oradell on December 20 at 8:00 PM and December 21 and 22 at 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM each day. This will be the last chance for children of all ages to follow Aladdin's quest to capture the heart of the beautiful princess Mei-Ling, taking him on a magical journey from rags to riches and featuring not one, but two fantastical genies! Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200, or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. Tickets are $13 for all performances. (more...)

David Mamet Creating SEVEN DEADLY SINS Mini-Series for FOX
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

According to Variety, playwright David Mamet is finalizing a deal with Fox, Lionsgate TV and 20th Century Fox TV to create a seven-part mini-series based on the 'seven deadly sins'. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Continues with DOMESTICATED's Laurie Metcalf & Jeff Goldblum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season tonight, December 19 at 6pm with JEFF GOLDBLUM and LAURIE METCALF the stars of LCT's current Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater production of DOMESTICATED, the new play by Bruce Norris, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. DOMESTICATED, which opened on Monday, November 4, is running through Sunday, January 5. (more...)

RICHARD III to Play Folger Theatre, 1/28-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions Presents THE RECEPTIONIST, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Dark & Stormy Productions welcomes four actors and a director for its upcoming regional premiere of The Receptionist by Adam Bock. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker and Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at 54 Below, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Don't Quit Your Night Job returns to its new home at 54 Below in New York City on December 19th, 11:30pm. Joining creators Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton are a slew of Broadway performers. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

MetroStage Kicks Off 'In Rep' Series with THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

MetroStage will be producing its first In Rep series this spring featuring two one man shows The Thousandth Night by Carol Wolf starring Marcus Kyd (today, Apr. 3-May 18) and Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger starring Paul Morella (Apr. 17-May 25.) Both will be directed by John Vreeke. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Announces the Midwest Premiere of ANNAPURNA by Sharr White, 6/6-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Profiles Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, opening at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway on June 12, 2014. Annapurna, directed by Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher and featuring ensemble member Darrell W. Cox, runs June 6, 2014 - July 20, 2014 with the press opening on Thursday, June 12 at 8:00pm. The previously announced production ofHunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has been postponed until further notice. (more...)

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