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Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

This spring, Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy will reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances when the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry, comes to Broadway. The production played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Engaging and Challenging THE VERTICAL HOUR a Meaty Theatrical DishBWW Reviews: Engaging and Challenging THE VERTICAL HOUR a Meaty Theatrical Dish
by David Fick - Sep 21, 2014

Whichever way you look at it, THE VERTICAL HOUR is an engaging and challenging play. Hare has given directors and actors the ingredients of a meaty theatrical dish, and audiences a great deal to digest. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Noor Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Include Annual Reading Series, 48-Hour Forum & MoreNoor Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Include Annual Reading Series, 48-Hour Forum & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Troubled by the news here at home and coming out of the Middle East, Noor Theatre's leadership grappled with how to engage artistically and meaningfully with the world around them. Their programming is a direct response to these questions - questions that they look to their community of artists and audience to help answer. (more...)

The Phoenix Launches in Pittsburgh with BLUE/ORANGE, TodayThe Phoenix Launches in Pittsburgh with BLUE/ORANGE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Long-time PICT artistic director and founder, Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers have announced Pittsburgh's newest professional theatre company, The Phoenix. The mission of The Phoenix is to explore the issues facing our diverse and rapidly changing world through the language of theatre. The name is purposeful. The phoenix was a mythological creature that crossed borders finding a home in many cultures from ancient Greece and Egypt to Turkey, Persia, Russia, Tibet, China and Japan. It was and is a symbol of renewal, new life emerging from the ashes of the old in a never-ending cycle of death and rebirth. (more...)

National Theatre Live Brings West End's SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, to Cinemas TodayNational Theatre Live Brings West End's SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, to Cinemas Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

National Theatre Live's sixth season continues with the highly-anticipated international broadcast of Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard in the critically acclaimed West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, tonight, October 23, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with T.R. Knight and Company of Playwrights Horizons' POCATELLOPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal with T.R. Knight and Company of Playwrights Horizons' POCATELLO
by Walter McBride - Oct 22, 2014

Rehearsals just began for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Santa Monica Playhouse Stages ASPIRIN & ELEPHANTS, Now thru 1/26Santa Monica Playhouse Stages ASPIRIN & ELEPHANTS, Now thru 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2013

Opening tonight, November 9th, Santa Monica Playhouse's Silver Anniversary performance run of aspirin & ELEPHANTS from the acclaimed team of Playwright Jerry Mayer and Director Chris DeCarlo. The show is now running through January 25th on weekends at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees at 3 PM. (Currently sold out: November 30 - December 1st and December 21-January 5th) (more...)

Santa Monica Playhouse to Stage ASPIRIN & ELEPHANTS, 11/9-1/26Santa Monica Playhouse to Stage ASPIRIN & ELEPHANTS, 11/9-1/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Warmth, pathos and lots of jokes join a husband and wife and their two grown daughters and sons-in-law aboard a cruise ship. It's a modern family vacation and the result is "a funny and touching look at six people enmeshed in various stages of complex relationships." An identifiable and buoyant dead serious comedy about love and survival that asks the question, are men really more trouble than they're worth? (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Present THE LITTLE PRINCE, 12/5-2/2Lookingglass Theatre to Present THE LITTLE PRINCE, 12/5-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents The Little Prince, produced in Association with The Actors Gymnasium, by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. The Little Prince runs December 5, 2013 - February 2, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2013- Fall Edition!Meet the Broadway Class of 2013- Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 3, 2013

With the Broadway Fall season in full swing, and a constant need for replacements, there is a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Fall. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Phoenix, the new theatre company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDERPhotos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by Meet the Cast - Nov 14, 2013

Following critically acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder stars Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, and features Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak,Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, and Catherine Walker. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder officially opens on Sunday, November 17. Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First PerformancePlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of POCATELLO, a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix Presents BLUE/ORANGE, Now thru 11/23New Theatre Company The Phoenix Presents BLUE/ORANGE, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The Phoenix, the New Theatre Company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays tonight, November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for KING LEAR, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring the previously announced John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances on Tuesday, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

Kareem Bandealy Set for The Gift's OTHELLOKareem Bandealy Set for The Gift's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Gift Theatre has announced that Kareem Bandealy will star as Othello and artistic director and ensemble member Michael Patrick Thornton will play villainous Iago in its production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello, directed by Jonathan Berry (Dirty). This marks The Gift Theatre's first Shakespeare production ever mounted in its intimate 40-seat theater and Berry's Shakespearean directorial debut. (more...)

All in the Family... Meet the Full Cast of MOTHERS AND SONS, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!All in the Family... Meet the Full Cast of MOTHERS AND SONS, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2014

Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, opens tomorrow, March 24, 2014 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. Also in the cast are Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interview swith the cast below! (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Three World Premieres, Including THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner, Set for MTC's 2014-15 SeasonThree World Premieres, Including THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner, Set for MTC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced three world premiere productions for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2014-2015 theatrical season. (more...)

Noah Parets, Armand Schultz & Anastasia Barzee to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOTNoah Parets, Armand Schultz & Anastasia Barzee to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, will be one of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce the Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical on stage June 25 to July 26. Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy who discovers his true passion lies in ballet class and not in the boxing ring, and then finds the strength to defy the convention of his small UK mining town to make his dream come true. The Ogunquit production features a cast of Broadway veterans, including Anastasia Barzee, Armond Shultz and Tony Award nominee Joel Blum. (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

National Theatre Live to Bring West End's SKYLIGHT with Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy to Cinemas this FallNational Theatre Live to Bring West End's SKYLIGHT with Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy to Cinemas this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard in the critically acclaimed West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. The production will first receive a live broadcast to cinemas in the UK on Thursday, July 17. (more...)

Billie Piper Leads Cast Of Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN At National Theatre, Opens June 30Billie Piper Leads Cast Of Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN At National Theatre, Opens June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Richard Bean's fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. (more...)

Gift Theatre's OTHELLO Begins Performances TomorrowGift Theatre's OTHELLO Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Gift Theatre's contemporary production of Othello, starring Kareem Bandealy as Othello and artistic director and ensemble member Michael Patrick Thornton as villainous Iago, begins previews this Thursday, July 10. Directed by Jonathan Berry (Dirty), this marks The Gift Theatre's first Shakespeare production ever mounted in its intimate 40-seat theater and Berry's Shakespearean directorial debut. Othello runs July 17-August 24 at The Gift, www.thegifttheatre.org (more...)

The Highwood Theatre presents, as part of its Mainstage Season, CRAZY RUNS IN THE FAMILYThe Highwood Theatre presents, as part of its Mainstage Season, CRAZY RUNS IN THE FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Highwood Theatre's Your Theatre presents Crazy Runs in the Family, a hilarious comedy written by former Highwood student Julia Starr. The play explores the anxiety of twenty-something Ellie Wheeler as she brings her straightlaced boyfriend home to meet her wacky family. Three generations of outrageous characters prove that everyone has a wild side. (more...)

Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN Set to Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket  on September 10Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN Set to Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket on September 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Nicholas Hytner's production of Richard Bean's Great Britain will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket following its National Theatre run, with performances beginning 10 September 2014. Public booking will open this Friday, 4 July, at 9.30am, for performances until 10 January 2015. Great Britain is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Casting for the West End run will be announced shortly. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUElizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

'The Greatest Words You've Never Heard' is Announced'The Greatest Words You've Never Heard' is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

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Nicholas Hytner Announces Plans for New Theatre Company in 2015Nicholas Hytner Announces Plans for New Theatre Company in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

According to the BBC, departing Director of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner just revealed that after he leaves in 2015, he and executive director Nick Starr will create a new theatre company. He told BBC: 'I will make theatre for a new company that will, we hope, find new ways of making commercial theatre. Plans are not finished and set in stone. I'm going to continue working with Nick Starr and we will continue, we hope, to produce theatre in the commercial sector.' (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Announces TRIBES Post-Play Discussions and ASL Performances, Now thru 2/9Phoenix Theatre Announces TRIBES Post-Play Discussions and ASL Performances, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces four post-play discussions following Nina Raine's Tribes. Dates for these discussions are listed below and will be moderated by Purdue University Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Theatre Studies, Richard Rand, who also directed the play. (more...)

BWW Interviews - Greg Kinnear Talks New FOX Series RAKE, Premiering Tonight!BWW Interviews - Greg Kinnear Talks New FOX Series RAKE, Premiering Tonight!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 23, 2014

Today Kinnear spoke about his return to television in the exciting new FOX drama series. (more...)

GUARDIANS Talkbacks Set for 2/7-8 at Burgdorff CenterGUARDIANS Talkbacks Set for 2/7-8 at Burgdorff Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Where is the line between torture and enhanced interrogation? Is this a question that should concern civilian citizens of a democracy that employs such techniques with enemy combatants? These issues will be considered when Dr. Robert Pallitto of Seton Hall University and Madelyn Hoffman of New Jersey Peace Action join Theater Project audiences to discuss the play GUARDIANS by Peter Morris. Talk-back sessions will follow each performance. The two character play GUARDIANS examines the motives of a male journalist and a female soldier involved in the Abu Ghraib torture scandals. Although the facility is now under Iraqi control, disturbing questions remain: Is "enhanced interrogation" ever justified? What are the unintended consequences on the system, the society and the individuals who carry it out? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon and Theatre Smash's THE UGLY ONEPhoto Flash: First Look at Tarragon and Theatre Smash's THE UGLY ONE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, in co-production with Theatre Smash, proudly presents the award-winning The Ugly One, a razor sharp satire about image, identity and getting ahead in today's superficial, consumerist culture by Marius von Mayenburg, one of Germany's hottest playwrights. This acclaimed production opens January 14 and runs to February 16, 2014 (with previews from January 8) in Tarragon's Extraspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Announces TRIBES Post-Play Discussions and ASL Performances, 1/23-2/9Phoenix Theatre Announces TRIBES Post-Play Discussions and ASL Performances, 1/23-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces four post-play discussions following Nina Raine's Tribes. Dates for these discussions are listed below and will be moderated by Purdue University Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Theatre Studies, Richard Rand, who also directed the play. (more...)

Arnie Burton & Robert Sella to Star in Red Bull's THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP; Performances Begin 4/10Arnie Burton & Robert Sella to Star in Red Bull's THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP; Performances Begin 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Red Bull Theater will present the 30th Anniversary Revival of Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep, starring Arnie Burton and Robert Sella, directed by Everett Quinton. The Mystery of Irma Vep will have scenic design by John Arnone, costume design by Ramona Ponce, lighting design by Peter West, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. (more...)

Breaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe,  Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park SeasonBreaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2014 free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 52-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature a comedy and a tragedy with Jack O'Brien directing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and Daniel Sullivan directing KING LEAR. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE, Now thru 2/2Lookingglass Theatre Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents The Little Prince, produced in Association with The Actors Gymnasium, by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. The Little Prince runs tonight, December 5, 2013 - February 2, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Brett Dier Talks ABC Family's New Drama Series RAVENSWOODBWW Interviews: Brett Dier Talks ABC Family's New Drama Series RAVENSWOOD
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 24, 2013

Brett Dier plays Luke, a lone wolf with an old soul, whose trust is hard won but who is loyal until the end. Today, the actor spoke about his role in the exciting new ABC Family drama series! (more...)

Tarragon & Theatre Smash to Stage THE UGLY ONE, 1/14-2/16Tarragon & Theatre Smash to Stage THE UGLY ONE, 1/14-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Tarragon Theatre in co-production with Theatre Smash proudly presents the award-winning The Ugly One, a razor sharp satire about image, identity and getting ahead in today's superficial, consumerist culture by Marius von Mayenburg, one of Germany's hottest playwrights. This acclaimed production opens January 14 and runs to February 16, 2014 (with previews from January 8) in Tarragon's Extraspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)

Naomi Jacobson, Rick Foucheux & Serge Seiden to Lead AWAKE AND SING! at Olney Theatre Center this FallNaomi Jacobson, Rick Foucheux & Serge Seiden to Lead AWAKE AND SING! at Olney Theatre Center this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, continues its critically-acclaimed 76thAnniversary season with a starry cast of DC-area veteran award-winners in Clifford Odets' classic family drama AWAKE AND SING! September 24 - October 19, 2014 on the Mainstage. Directed by Studio Theatre Producing Director (and 2013 Helen Hayes Award Winner) Serge Seiden, the cast features2014 Helen Hayes Award Winner Rick Foucheux, 2011 Helen Hayes Award Winner Naomi Jacobson, Rick Foucheux, Olney veteran Paul Morella, and Olney newcomers Laura C. Harris and Alex Mandell. (more...)

T.R. Knight Will Return to the Stage in Samuel D. Hunter's POCATELLO at Playwrights HorizonsT.R. Knight Will Return to the Stage in Samuel D. Hunter's POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced casting for POCATELLO, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS Opening August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

Lucy Punch to Star as Paige Britain in GREAT BRITAIN, Sept 9Lucy Punch to Star as Paige Britain in GREAT BRITAIN, Sept 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!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...)

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks HEDWIG Audience Interaction on 'Letterman'!VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks HEDWIG Audience Interaction on 'Letterman'!
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris, currently starring on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, stopped by last night's Late Show with David Letterman and spoke about interacting in character with the Broadway theater audience. (more...)

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