Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case Join Company of MATILDA Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Beginning September 8, the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL will welcome Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps, Allison Case as Miss Honey, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood, and Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood. They join a principal cast that features Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, and the four girls sharing the title role: Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, Mimi Ryder, and Alexandra Vlachos. (more...)

UofSC Lab Theatre to Present STOP KISS, 10/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the provocative drama Stop Kiss, October 8-11, 2015 at the Lab Theatre. (more...)

BWW Student Center: Fall Season Round-up Showcases Student Theater
by Anna Hecht - Sep 15, 2015

Fall is around the corner, meaning there's plenty of reason to look forward to these cool new and classic productions arriving in the upcoming months. What better way to prepare for autumn than checking out this list of shows from San Francisco's talented high school and college theater departments. Be ready to get your ticket because these fall productions are sure to please any theater-goer. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Open World Premiere of Jonathan Caren's NEED TO KNOW, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of Ovation Award winning playwright Jonathan Caren's NEED TO KNOW, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and opening at 7pm Sunday, October 25, 2015. (more...)

UofSC Lab Theatre Presents STOP KISS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the provocative drama Stop Kiss, this weekend, October 8-11, 2015 at the Lab Theatre. (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...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Host DAEDALUS Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) has announced the creative team for its third developmental staged reading of the 2015 season, Daedalus by David Davalos. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal as Sebastian Blunt Joins the Cast of GATSBY as it Heads to the West End This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

While Emily Blunt is seemingly everywhere, promoting her much acclaimed new film Sicario, her brother, Sebastian, is quietly in rehearsals for the upcoming staging of 'GATSBY'. The Arts Theatre plays host to the musical adaptation of Fitzgerald's iconic Jazz-Age novel from October 26th and throughout November on Monday nights, presented by Ruby In The Dust. (more...)

BWW Interview: How Original ANGELS IN AMERICA Prepared Kevin Carroll for HBO's THE LEFTOVERS
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 15, 2015

The first season of HBO's drama THE LEFTOVERS was one of the most divisive 10 episodes in recent television history. Supporters hailed it as a dark and intelligent allegory for surviving trauma, while detractors slammed it as 'grief porn.' However, Season 2 has been able to maintain the show's intense mystery, while creating a more thrilling, less depressing, motif. One of the major changes was the introduction of Erika and John Murphy and their twin teenagers. Erika, played by recent Emmy-winner Regina King, is a hearing-impaired doctor, while her husband, played by Kevin Carroll (Broadway's ANGELS IN AMERICA, TAKE ME OUT, and more) is a convicted felon turned vigilante fire captain. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Lineup for Fall Theatre Labs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the projects and artists participating in its two Fall artist development programs: the Alumni Writers Studio at Flying Point in Water Mill, NY, which ran October 4-11, as well as the two-week Theatre Lab for musical theatre, ensemble-generated projects and solo work at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), taking place November 8-22. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the initiatives are among the 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

BWW Review: STOP KISS Sends Message that Love Triumphs
by Anna Hecht - Oct 12, 2015

Live, laugh, love: my favorite motto for life, and a saying that couldn't be any more perfect to describe the play Stop Kiss. (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...)

Paul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Sells Out at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, will present a reading of TRANS SCRIPTS, a groundbreaking new play about transgender identity, written by Paul Lucas, and directed by Jo Bonney, at OBERON on Monday, November 23 at 7:30PM.  (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

From the cobblestone streets of London and the islands off the Irish coast, to the halls of Harvard and clamor of the second Continental Congress, Artistic Director, Mark Abram-Copenhaver, is proud to announce the 2016 season at the South Bend Civic Theatre. (more...)

Paul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Gets Sold-Out Reading Tonight at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, presents a reading of TRANS SCRIPTS, a groundbreaking new play about transgender identity, written by Paul Lucas, and directed by Jo Bonney, at OBERON tonight, November 23 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Sandra Oh to Lead Julia Cho's OFFICE HOUR Premiere at South Coast Repertory This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

South Coast Repertory today announced that OFFICE HOUR, a commissioned work from Julia Cho, will receive its world premiere in performances April 10-May 1, 2016. Stage, film and television actor Sandra Oh will lead the cast for this production, which also is part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. Neel Keller will direct OFFICE HOUR on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

Chenango River Theatre to Open 10th Season with STELLA & LOU
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opening the 10th Anniversary Season is a play from one of the company's favorite playwrights, Bruce Graham (The Outgoing Tide-2013; Mr. Hart & Mr. Brown-2014).  This piece, inspired by his parent's own love story, is a romantic comedy that proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them.  You'll be laughing hysterically one minute, and grabbing your heart the next, in this gem of a play.  (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works Presents Neil LaBute's BASH, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Frank Licato will direct Neil LaBute's BASH, running tonight, May 13 thru May 30, 2015 at Weehawken Water Tower, located at 4100 Park Avenue, Weehawken, NJ. (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Stage Pair of L.A. Premieres in Rep, 4/25-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly, continues its 2015 season with two Los Angeles premieres scheduled to run in repertory. Row After Row by Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project) opens on April 25 at 5 p.m., with A Small Fire by Obie Award-winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City, The Receptionist) opening that same evening at 8 p.m. The two plays will continue to run in tandem every weekend through May 31 at the Echo's home in Atwater Village Theatre. For a complete schedule of performances, scroll to the end of this release or check online at www.EchoTheaterCompany.com. (more...)

Rolling Die Productions to Bring SEMINAR to the Players' Ring, 4/17-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Rolling Die Productions presents SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck and Directed by Todd Hunter. SEMINAR runs April 17 - May 3, 2015 at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth, NH. Show times are 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm on Sunday, April 19 and April 26, and 3 pm on Sunday May 3. The Players' Ring is located at 105 Marcy Street, near Prescott Park. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at http://playersring.org/box-office/ . Phone reservations can be made at 603.436.8123. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

SBCT to Present STOP KISS at the Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The weekends of March 25th-26th and April 1st-2nd, Stop Kiss, written by Diana Son, will be under the lights of the SBCT's Firehouse Theatre on Portage Road. Lucinda Moriarty directs the achronological story of Callie and Sara in an intermission-free play about injustice, fear, homophobia, intolerance, and love. (more...)

BARE Opens 6/18 at NTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Paul Conroy, theatrical artist, educator and Newnan Theatre Company's former artistic director, has returned to direct the musical "bare: A Pop Opera" for the fifth anniversary of Newnan Theatre Company's Summer Series. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht and Adam Kantor Join Danny Burstein in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals just announced that Tony nominee JESSICA HECHT (A View From the Bridge, “Breaking Bad,” The Last Night of Ballyhoo) and ADAM KANTOR (The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, Rent) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Hecht will play the role of Golde and Kantor will play the role of Motel. Further casting will be announced soon. (more...)

BWW Interview: GEORGE GREEN, New CEO and Artistic Director at the Playhouse
by Backstage Bunny - Jun 19, 2016

'Young people need to see the classics to have an understanding that the mentors before them dealt with some of the same problems they face today. Equally importantly, the older generations need to support the up and coming productions for that exact same reason.' - George Green, new CEO at the Playhouse (more...)

BARE Opens Tonight at NTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Paul Conroy, theatrical artist, educator and Newnan Theatre Company's former artistic director, has returned to direct the musical 'bare: A Pop Opera' for the fifth anniversary of Newnan Theatre Company's Summer Series. (more...)

Cal Shakes Continues 41st Season with Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz's Adaptation of Pedro Calderón de la Barca's LIFE IS A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's powerfully-penned adaptation of Life Is a Dream, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's epic tale of love, power, and destiny, Life Is a Dream. Directed by Magic Theatre's Artistic Director Loretta Greco in her Cal Shakes debut, Life Is a Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 8 through August 2. (more...)

The New Collectives Will Present World Premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The New Collectives is proud to present the world premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED. as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival . The show will be directed by Melissa Firlit and will be presented at The Players Theatre with performances on August 18th @ 9:45pm, August 20th @ NOON, August 23rd @ 4:30pm, August 25th @ 7:00pm and Saturday, August 27th @ 4:30pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Amy Shindler's BURNING BRIDGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Sally Knyvette and Theatre503 today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Burning Bridges, a new play by Amy Shindler.  Knyvette directsAnne Adams (Kate), Rae Brogan (Sarah) and Simon Bubb (Dan). The production opens at Theatre 503 on 16 September, with previews from 13 September, and runs until 8 October. (more...)

THE MUSCLE IN QUESTION at FringeNYC this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Muscle in Question is a full-length play in one act about how the concept of the human brain has an effect on a society's day to day well being, experience, and existence. The play follows a neurologist named Peter and his daughter Violet as they grieve the loss of Violet's mother and make discoveries about the brain as both a literal and figurative answer to some of life's questions. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the final casting for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Monty Python's Spamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005. Those joining the starry company are Broadway vets Kevin Chamberlin as Sir Bedevere, Tom Deckman as Not Dead Fred, and Rick Holmes as Sir Lancelot. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Maurice Hines, Diane Paulus, Jeff Calhoun, and More Lead NAACP Theatre Award Nominees- Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 25th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The awards include 32 categories, which encompass local and equity nominations. Winners will be announced in the first quarter of 2016. (more...)

Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Heald & Patricia Conolly to Lead New Dramatists' THE LADY REVEALED Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

After a highly successful reading at Covent Garden's Bates Theatre this past July, the new play The Lady Revealed, will receive another starry reading on Monday, March 16th (3PM) at New Dramatists (424 West 44th Street). Based on the life and works of A.L. Rowse, the reading will feature Bianca Amato, David Hywel-Baynes, Geoffrey Beevers, Patricia Conolly, Anthony Heald, Merritt Janson, T. Ryder Smith, Sam Underwood and Jake McCready. Written by Dr. Andrew B. Harris the reading will be directed by Illana Stein (Associate Director Tamburlaine the Great at Theatre for a New Audience) along with Broadway's Belasco Theatre manager Steffi Wallis working with New Dramatists as producer. (more...)

LACO to 'Discover' Mozart Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical 'tour guide' for LACO's annual 'Discover' program, which this season features a special one-night-only exploration of Mozart's incomparable and deeply moving Requiem in D minor with special guests Alison King, soprano; Emily Fons, alto; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Aubrey Allicock, bass; and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, tonight, February 19, 2015, 8 pm, at Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium. (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Provincetown Theater to Present OLEANNA, 9/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The Provincetown Theater is proud to present the Cotuit Center for the Arts production of, Oleanna*, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, Wednesday through Saturdays September 2-12. A Top Pick by Capecod.com, this riveting drama, is one of Mamet's most controversial plays. John, a college professor being considered for tenure, agrees to meet Carol, his female student, in his office to discuss her frustrations with the course he is teaching; a meeting which finds both teacher and student embroiled in a war of words with explosive results. (more...)

DTC to Stage Jane Bodie Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

From acclaimed playwright Jane Bodie come two acutely observed one-act plays that delve into the heart of modern relationships. Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents Ride & Fourplay from 4 September to 4 October at Eternity Playhouse. (more...)

Theatrical Agent Sarah Jane Leigh Dies at 53; Doug Wright Pays Tribute with Obituary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Theatrical agent Sarah Jane Leigh has died at 53, BroadwayWorld confirmed this afternoon. In honor of her memory, American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter, Doug Wright, has paid tribute to Leigh with a heartfelt obituary, which you can read in full below. (more...)

Freshwater Theatre to Stage World Premiere of New Musical PIONEER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Freshwater Theatre Company begins our 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of Keith Hovis's moving new musical Pioneer Suite, detailing the lives of three women who settled the Minnesota prairie in the late 1800s.  (more...)

Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case to Join Company of MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Beginning September 8, the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL will welcome Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps, Allison Case as Miss Honey, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood, and Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood. They join a principal cast that features Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, and the four girls sharing the title role: Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, Mimi Ryder, and Alexandra Vlachos. (more...)

Echo Theater Company Stages Pair of L.A. Premieres in Rep, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named 'Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays' by the LA Weekly, continues its 2015 season with two Los Angeles premieres scheduled to run in repertory. Row After Row by Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project) opens tonight, April 25 at 5 p.m., with A Small Fire by Obie Award-winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City, The Receptionist) opening that same evening at 8 p.m. The two plays will continue to run in tandem every weekend through May 31 at the Echo's home in Atwater Village Theatre. For a complete schedule of performances, scroll to the end of this release or check online at www.EchoTheaterCompany.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Echo Presents ROW AFTER ROW and A SMALL FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly, continues its 2015 season with two Los Angeles premieres scheduled to run in repertory. Row After Row by Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project) opens on April 25 at 5 p.m., with A Small Fire by Obie Award-winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City, The Receptionist) opening that same evening at 8 p.m. (more...)

Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)

Rolling Die Productions Brings SEMINAR to the Players' Ring, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Rolling Die Productions presents SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck and Directed by Todd Hunter. SEMINAR runs tonight, April 17 - May 3, 2015 at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth, NH. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works to Present Neil LaBute's BASH, 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Frank Licato will direct Neil LaBute's BASH, running May 13 thru May 30, 2015 at Weehawken Water Tower, located at 4100 Park Avenue, Weehawken, NJ. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Host Staged Reading of THE GROUP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a FREE staged reading of THE GROUP: A Farce by Mercy Otis Warren, directed by Kristin Heckler, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Melody Brooks. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is approximately 90 minutes. The performance is at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com. (more...)

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