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PICT Theatre Presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of A SKULL IN CONNEMARA by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

PICT Theatre's fifth production of the season is the Pittsburgh premiere of Martin McDonagh's hilarious whodunit A Skull in Connemara, one of a the Leenane trilogy of plays written by the contemporary Irish playwright. McDonagh's dark humor features the colloquial idioms of the west of Ireland, its rugged landscape, and its even more rugged people. McDonagh wrote one of PICT's most popular shows, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. His short film Six Shooter won an Academy Award in 2006, and he was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for In Bruges, a feature-length film in which two hitmen hide in the Flemish city of Bruges after a problematic job. (more...)

New City Stage Co. Announces 2013-14 Season: RFK, FROST/NIXON & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

New City Stage Company is thrilled to announce its 2013-14 season. New City Stage will be in residence at the Adrienne Theater for the fourth year in a row, located at 2030 Sansom Street in downtown center city Philadelphia. This is the company's eigith full season and includes 3 full professional productions, including a remount of last year's sold out hit, a Philadelphia premiere, and a world premiere original production. We will also be featuring a brand new another production from our educational program, the Voices for a New City Ensemble. (more...)

PICT Theatre Presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of A SKULL IN CONNEMARA by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

PICT Theatre's fifth production of the season is the Pittsburgh premiere of Martin McDonagh's hilarious whodunit A Skull in Connemara, one of a the Leenane trilogy of plays written by the contemporary Irish playwright. McDonagh's dark humor features the colloquial idioms of the west of Ireland, its rugged landscape, and its even more rugged people. McDonagh wrote one of PICT's most popular shows, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. His short film Six Shooter won an Academy Award in 2006, and he was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for In Bruges, a feature-length film in which two hitmen hide in the Flemish city of Bruges after a problematic job. (more...)

The Phoenix Launches in Pittsburgh with BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 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...)

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Becomes Newest 'Quarterly Co.' Contributor
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Quarterly Co. today announced William “Bill” Nye, the popular science educator known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, as the newest contributor to the company's subscription service. (more...)

Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad Lead ROMEO AND JULIET, Opening Tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

International film star Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, as Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in a new Broadway production of the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet, directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. The show opens on Broadway tonight, September 19, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The production also stars two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as the Nurse and Tony Award nominee Joe Morton as Lord Capulet. (more...)

BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston Stars in A.R.T.'s ALL THE WAY, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University welcomes three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston to play the lead role of Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's new play All The Way opening the A.R.T.'s 2013-14 Season at the Loeb Drama Center. The production, directed by Bill Rauch, will begin performances tonight, September 13, 2013. (more...)

PICT Theatre Stages A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, Now thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

PICT Theatre's fifth production of the season is the Pittsburgh premiere of Martin McDonagh's hilarious whodunit A Skull in Connemara, one of a the Leenane trilogy of plays written by the contemporary Irish playwright. McDonagh's dark humor features the colloquial idioms of the west of Ireland, its rugged landscape, and its even more rugged people. McDonagh wrote one of PICT's most popular shows, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. His short film Six Shooter won an Academy Award in 2006, and he was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for In Bruges, a feature-length film in which two hitmen hide in the Flemish city of Bruges after a problematic job. (more...)

The 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...)

Fierce Backbone Stages A GOOD GRIEF, Now thru 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

Fierce Backbone presents a world premiere comedy A GOOD GRIEF written by Leslie Hardy, directed by Jeffrey Wylie, running now through December 1, 2013. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT Star Stephen Fry to Guest on THE COLBERT REPORT, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Stephen Fry, who is making his Broadway acting debut as Malvolio in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of TWELFTH NIGHT, will be a guest on 'The Colbert Report' on Thursday, October 24. 'The Colbert Report' airs at 11:30 PM ET on Comedy Central, 10:30 PM Central. (more...)

National Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Today, October 22, 2013, marks the official 50th anniversary of the National Theatre of Great Britain. The National Theatre first opened its doors in 1963 at the Old Vic, under Laurence Olivier. 800 productions later, they are marking their half-century with a short season celebrating the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the most cherished and creative of great British institutions. (more...)

Fierce Backbone to Stage A GOOD GRIEF, 10/27-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Fierce Backbone presents a world premiere comedy A GOOD GRIEF written by Leslie Hardy, directed by Jeffrey Wylie, running October 25 through December 1, 2013. (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 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...)

Santa 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, 11/9-1/26
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, 12/5-2/2
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!
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, 11/1-23
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 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...)

New 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...)

Kareem 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!
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!
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 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael McKean and More in YES, PRIME MINISTER at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

One of the most successful West End plays in a decade, Yes, Prime Minister, makes its American premiere in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse with an opening night on June 12, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) announced today that Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon will join the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

PICT Theatre to Present LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Renowned Oscar Wilde expert Alan Stanford, PICT's interim Producing Artistic Director, will direct his adaptation of the great Irish playwright's comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. Wilde's play, first produced in 1892 in London, satirizes the morality of Victorian society. Stanford has moved the setting forward in time to 1947; in post-World-War II London, Wilde's language and ridicule of high-society still resonate. Oscar Wilde was not so much a writer of polite English comedy, but rather a biting Irish satirist who lampooned the social absurdities and prejudices of the English upper classes, prejudices that lasted well into the Twentieth Century. This production, which runs July 11 through July 27, is PICT's third show of the season, and features a cast of 17 actors. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- HANDS ON A HARBODY's Keith Carradine Shocked to be Singled Out
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Keith Carradine, a nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Hands on a Hardbody. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

David Schwimmer Directs BIG LAKE BIG CITY World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Now thru 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Closing out its 25th Anniversary Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Big Lake Big City, written by Keith Huff and directed by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer. Tickets are now on sale for the production, running tonight, June 19 - August 11, 2013 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) will welcome Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon for the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, tonight, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Harris Yulin, Candy Buckley & More Set for Chautauqua Theater Company's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, is proud to announce casting for its 30th Anniversary season featuring Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof(June 28-July 7), the Pulitzer and Tony-winning Clybourne Park (July 19-28), Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (August 9-16) all on the Bratton Theater Mainstage, in addition to The Romeo & Juliet Project (July 27) in the renowned 5,000-seat Chautauqua Amphitheater. (more...)

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE to Open Round House Theatre's 2013-14 Season, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

Round House Theatre launches its 2013/2014 Bethesda season with the hauntingly humorous tragicomedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane by esteemed playwright Martin McDonagh, which runs August 21 thru September 15. Director Jeremy Skidmore returns to Round House with this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning black comedy. Opening night is Monday, August 26, 2013. (more...)

Juilliard Drama to Feature GREAT GOD PAN, BURIED CHILD & More in 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Juilliard's Drama Division announces the 2013-2014 season of fully-staged productions featuring Juilliard's 43rd group of acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program at Juilliard. This season's plays include Jeffrey Hatcher's Smash, directed by Victor Pappas; Amy Herzog's The Great God Pan, directed by Maria Mileaf; and Sam Shepard's Buried Child, directed by Daniel Fish. All performances take place in the Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater at Juilliard. (more...)

PICT Theatre Presents LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Renowned Oscar Wilde expert Alan Stanford, PICT's interim Producing Artistic Director, will direct his adaptation of the great Irish playwright's comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. Wilde's play, first produced in 1892 in London, satirizes the morality of Victorian society. Stanford has moved the setting forward in time to 1947; in post-World-War II London, Wilde's language and ridicule of high-society still resonate. Oscar Wilde was not so much a writer of polite English comedy, but rather a biting Irish satirist who lampooned the social absurdities and prejudices of the English upper classes, prejudices that lasted well into the Twentieth Century. This production, which runs tonight, July 11 through July 27, is PICT's third show of the season, and features a cast of 17 actors. (more...)

Nicholas 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!
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 2/9
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!
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 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 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, 1/23-2/9
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 4/10
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 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 2/2
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 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, 1/14-2/16
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...)

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Opens Round House Theatre's 2013-14 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Round House Theatre launches its 2013/2014 Bethesda season with the hauntingly humorous tragicomedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane by esteemed playwright Martin McDonagh, which runs tonight, August 21 thru September 15. Director Jeremy Skidmore returns to Round House with this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning black comedy. Opening night is Monday, August 26, 2013. (more...)

PICT to Present U.S. Premiere of DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR, 8/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

British playwright Duncan Macmillan was asked numerous times to adapt Don Juan Comes Back from the Warby Odon von Horvath, and after reading it in the original German as well as a few translations, he felt compelled to accept the challenge. "I thought it was a fascinating play, to take this extraordinary character - the archetypal lover Don Juan - and refract his character through the dark experience of going through the war, and coming back to a war-torn Berlin as an older man, looking for love and redemption." Macmillan's version of the play has only been produced once before, at the Finborough Theatre in London in 2012. Macmillan traveled to Pittsburgh to attend rehearsals and work with director Alan Stanford and the cast for its U. S. premiere. This production will run August 8-31. (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...)

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