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Next Theatre Company to Open 33rd Season with COMPULSION, Begin. 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Next Theatre Company announces the first production in their 33rd season, Rinne Groff's Compulsion, October 10 - November 17, directed by Devon de Mayo, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There are Saturday 4 p.m. performances October 27 and November 3, 10 and 17. Preview tickets are $25, Tickets are $30 - $40 with subscriber and student discounts available. Tickets may be purchased at nexttheatre.org or by calling 847-475-1875 x2. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Opens European Premiere of THE LYONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the European premiere of The Lyons by Nicky Silver & directed by Mark Brokaw. (more...)

Two Lights Theatre Company Begins First Full Season With Nicky Silver's THE ALTRUISTS, 10/6-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Two Lights Theatre Company begins its first full season with The Altruists, by Nicky Silver, from October 6 to November 4 at the Chopin Theatre. (more...)

Michael Bush to Direct Development Wing's BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Gala, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

The Development Wing which has dedicated itself to nurturing new musicals via partnerships with regional, not for profit theaters will hold an exclusive, intimate one-night-only benefit concert featuring Broadway stars singing songs from three new musicals at the historic Tewksbury, New Jersey home of Cherie King and her husband composer, lyricist and book writer, Jonathan Brielle, Artistic Director of The Development Wing. (more...)

Ken Prymus Replaces Jeremiah James in Broadway Under the Stars Benefit for Development Wing, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

The Development Wing which has dedicated itself to nurturing new musicals via partnerships with regional, not for profit theaters will hold an exclusive, intimate one-night-only benefit concert featuring Broadway stars singing songs from three new musicals at the historic Tewksbury, New Jersey home of Cherie King and her husband composer, lyricist and book writer, Jonathan Brielle, Artistic Director of The Development Wing. (more...)

Menagerie Theatre and Theatre 503 to Present HOTBED FESTIVAL DOUBLE BILL, Oct 15-Nov 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Menagerie Theatre Company in association with Theatre503 will present highlights from this years' Hotbed Cambridge Festival of New Writing with a season entitled HOTBED FESTIVAL DOUBLE BILL. Headlining will be Steve Waters' (Bush Theatre, Donmar) new one-act play WHY CAN'T WE LIVE TOGETHER? - exploring the lives of an ordinary couple sketched against the backdrop of the extraordinary world events from 2000-2013. The production will run at Theatre503, above the Latchmere in Battersea, from 15 October to 9 November 2013. (more...)

Reading of Dustin Lance Black's '8' Held at Alley Theatre Tonight, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

A one-night-only reading of 8 will be performed on the Alley Theatre's Neuhaus Stage, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact. Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black's play chronicles the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8. The reading will be Monday, September 10 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Two Lights Theatre Company Begins First Full Season With Nicky Silver's THE ALTRUISTS, Now thru 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2012

Two Lights Theatre Company begins its first full season with The Altruists, by Nicky Silver, from tonight, October 6 to November 4 at the Chopin Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/28/2012
by BWW - Oct 28, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/28/2012 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/21/2012
by BWW - Oct 21, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/21/2012 for Chicago (more...)

BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Pace University
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 19, 2012

In this week's 'School in the Spotlight' series, we visit The Performing Arts Department at Pace University in New York where students and faculty chat about the various programs offered! (more...)

Menagerie Theatre and Theatre 503 Present HOTBED FESTIVAL DOUBLE BILL, Now thru Nov 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Menagerie Theatre Company in association with Theatre503 will present highlights from this years' HotbEd Cambridge Festival of New Writing with a season entitled HOTBED FESTIVAL DOUBLE BILL. Headlining will be Steve Waters' (Bush Theatre, Donmar) new one-act play WHY CAN'T WE LIVE TOGETHER? - exploring the lives of an ordinary couple sketched against the backdrop of the extraordinary world events from 2000-2013. The production will run at Theatre503, above the Latchmere in Battersea, from today, 15 October to 9 November 2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/14/2012
by BWW - Oct 14, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/14/2012 for Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: Next Theatre's COMPULSION at Noyes Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Next Theatre Company announces the first production in their 33rd season, Rinne Groff's Compulsion, October 10 - November 17, directed by Devon de Mayo, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. (more...)

THE LYONS to Play Round House Theatre, 11/27-12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

Round House Theatre's 2013/14 season reaches its halfway point with the DC area premiere of Nicky Silver's The Lyons. John Vreeke directs this hit comedy, which runs November 27 thru December 22 at Round House Theatre Bethesda. Opening night is Monday, December 2, 2013. (more...)

THE LYONS Plays Round House Theatre, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Round House Theatre's 2013/14 season reaches its halfway point with the DC area premiere of Nicky Silver's The Lyons. John Vreeke directs this hit comedy, which runs tonight, November 27 thru December 22 at Round House Theatre Bethesda. Opening night is Monday, December 2, 2013. (more...)

Tosha Fowler Named New Associate Artistic Director of Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, entering its 28th season, announces major changes to its company and infrastructure. Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, who served as the industrious Producing Director since 2008, has relinquished his duties to pursue other personal endeavors but is to remain a company member and consultant. Mary-Arrchie is proud to name Tosha Fowler as Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Announces 2nd Extension of THE LYONS Thru 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2011

Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) is extending its world-premiere production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS a second time -- extending now through November 20 -- it has been announced by The Vineyard's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre et al. Present 3C 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Piece by Piece productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater have announced that the world premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Jackson Gay, will begin performances Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The opening night is set for Thursday, June 21 at 7pm. (more...)

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Co Presents THE ALTRUISTS, Now thru 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit will present The Altruists, written by Nicky Silver. The production, directed by Molly McMahon, runs tonight, May 4 through May 26, 2012. The Altruists will be presented at the Furniture Factory (4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201). Tickets are $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available at all performances. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 313-408-7269 or at www.magentagiraffe.org. (more...)

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Co to Present THE ALTRUISTS, 5/4-26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit will present The Altruists, written by Nicky Silver. The production, directed by Molly McMahon, runs May 4-26, 2012. The Altruists will be presented at the Furniture Factory (4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201). Tickets are $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available at all performances. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 313-408-7269 or at www.magentagiraffe.org. (more...)

Next Theatre Extends EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED thru April 14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Next Theatre Company is proud to announce a two-week extension of Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated, adapted by Simon Block and directed by Devon de Mayo, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. The production's final performance is now Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Featured Performer of the Week: David Armanino
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 6, 2013

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present its latest feature series: The Performer of the Week! Get to know these amazing talents as they share a bit about themselves, their work and life! Today, we chat with PACE University BFA Acting major David Armanino! (more...)

Performance Network Theatre to Present RICHARD III, 4/24-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

From April 24 through June 1, one of William Shakespeare's most famous histories 'Richard III' gets an innovative PNT treatment in this boldly re-imagined tale of power, treachery, seduction, and fate. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Broadway's THE LYONS!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 28, 2012

THE LYONS debuted last fall at the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre and now begins previews on April 5, with an official opening night set for April 23. THE LYONS comes to Broadway with its entire original cast: Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa along with Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. The Vineyard Theatre production of THE LYONS will be presented on Broadway by producer Kathleen K. Johnson. Mark Brokaw directs. The cast and creative team met the press today, March 28, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big event below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of THE LYONS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2012

THE LYONS debuted last fall at the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre and now begins previews on April 5, with an official opening night set for April 23. THE LYONS comes to Broadway with its entire original cast: Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa along with Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. The Vineyard Theatre production of THE LYONS will be presented on Broadway by producer Kathleen K. Johnson. Mark Brokaw directs. The cast and creative team met the press today, March 28, and BroadwayWorld brings you interviews from the big event below! (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN, Starring Linda Lavin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Tickets for Nicky Silver's newest work, TOO MUCH SUN starring Linda Lavin, will go on sale Tuesday, March 25 at 1pm. (more...)

THE LYONS Box Office Opens March 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

The box office for the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48 St.) -- where Nicky Silver's comedy THE LYONS begins its Broadway run with a cast starring Tony winners Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa -- opens for window sales on Thursday, March 22 starting at 10 a.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vineyard Gala Honors Linda Lavin
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 13, 2012

Stars of both stage and screen joined the celebration when the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre honored Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin at the Off-Broadway company's annual Gala on Monday, March 12 at the Hudson Theater (145 West 44th Street) in Manhattan. Ms. Lavin made her Vineyard Theatre debut earlier this season in the critically acclaimed production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Debra Messing & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

Stars of both stage and screen are set to join the celebration when the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre honors Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin at the Off-Broadway company's annual Gala on Monday, March 12 beginning at 6:00pm at the Hudson Theater. Ms. Lavin made her Vineyard Theatre debut earlier this season in the critically acclaimed production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS. (more...)

Cast Set for Broadway's THE LYONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS -- a critical and popular success when it debuted last fall at Vineyard Theatre -- will transfer to Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 W. 48 St.) with its entire original cast expected to be inteact, including the Tony Award-winning stars Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, along with Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. Michael Esper is in negotionations to return as well. The Vineyard Theatre production of THE LYONS will be presented on Broadway by producer Kathleen K. Johnson. Mark Brokaw directs. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre et al. Present 3C 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

Piece by Piece productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater have announced that the world premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Jackson Gay, will begin performances Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The opening night is set for Thursday, June 21 at 7pm. (more...)

Tom Ellis Joins Chocolate Factory's THE LYONS, From Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

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The Menier Chocolate Factory Presents European Premiere of THE LYONS, Sept 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the European premiere of The Lyons by Nicky Silver & directed by Mark Brokaw. (more...)

TCG Books Publishes ONCE and THE LYONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of the new musical Once, with book by Enda Walsh and music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - and the publication of The Lyons, the vicious and hilarious new play by Nicky Silver. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Debra Messing & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

Stars of both stage and screen are set to join the celebration when the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre honors Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin at the Off-Broadway company's annual Gala on Monday, March 12 beginning at 6:00pm at the Hudson Theater. Ms. Lavin made her Vineyard Theatre debut earlier this season in the critically acclaimed production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Claybourne Elder, Penny Fuller Lead PTERODACTYLS Reading at Vineyard Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2012

Vineyard Theatre continues its series of one-night-only readings of notable plays from its acclaimed history in celebration of the company's 30th Anniversary with Nicky Silver's award winning 1993 hit PTERODACTYLS. An absurdist black comedy about the demise of the Duncan family, and, by extension, the species, PTERODACTYLS will feature Emmy Award-winner Penny Fuller (THE DINNER PARTY, APPLAUSE) as Duncan family matriarch, Grace; Tony-nominee Bobby Steggert (RAGTIME) as son, Todd; Virginia Kull (THE HEIRESS) as daughter, Emma; and Claybourne Elder (BONNIE & CLYDE) as Emma's fiance Tommy (the role of family patriarch, Arthur, is TBD). PTERODACTYLS will be performed tonight, December 10, 2012 at 7 PM at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St., between Irving Place and Union Square East). (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Claybourne Elder, Penny Fuller to Lead PTERODACTYLS Reading at Vineyard Theatre, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Vineyard Theatre continues its series of one-night-only readings of notable plays from its acclaimed history in celebration of the company's 30th Anniversary with Nicky Silver's award winning 1993 hit PTERODACTYLS. An absurdist black comedy about the demise of the Duncan family, and, by extension, the species, PTERODACTYLS will feature Emmy Award-winner Penny Fuller (THE DINNER PARTY, APPLAUSE) as Duncan family matriarch, Grace; Tony-nominee Bobby Steggert (RAGTIME) as son, Todd; Virginia Kull (THE HEIRESS) as daughter, Emma; and Claybourne Elder (BONNIE & CLYDE) as Emma's fiance Tommy (the role of family patriarch, Arthur, is TBD). PTERODACTYLS will be performed on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7 PM at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St., between Irving Place and Union Square East). Tickets are priced at $75 (which includes a pre-show toast in The Vineyard lobby) and are available by calling The Vineyard box office at 212-353-0303, or online at www.vineyardtheatre.org. Proceeds from the reading will benefit The Vineyard's 2012-2013 productions and programs. (more...)

Trip Cullman to Direct PTERODACTYLS Reading at Vineyard Theatre, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Vineyard Theatre continues its series of one-night-only readings of notable plays from its acclaimed history in celebration of the company's 30th Anniversary with Nicky Silver's award winning 1993 hit PTERODACTYLS, directed by Trip Cullman. An absurdist black comedy about the demise of the Duncan family, and, by extension, the species, PTERODACTYLS will feature Emmy Award-winner Penny Fuller (THE DINNER PARTY, APPLAUSE) as Duncan family matriarch, Grace; Tony-nominee Bobby Steggert (RAGTIME) as son, Todd; Virginia Kull (THE HEIRESS) as daughter, Emma; and Claybourne Elder (BONNIE & CLYDE) as Emma's fiance Tommy (the role of family patriarch, Arthur, is TBD). (more...)

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company Presents THE ALTRUISTS, 11/11-12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2011

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit will present The Altruists, written by Nicky Silver. The production, directed by Molly McMahon, runs November 11 through December 3, 2011. The Altruists will be presented at 1515 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226. Tickets are $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available at all performances. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 313-408-7269 or at www.magentagiraffe.org. (more...)

Linda Lavin to Lead Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard Theatre; Opens 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin will return to the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) - where she created the role of Rita Lyons in Nicky Silver's acclaimed comedy THE LYONS in 2012 - in Mr. Silver's newest work, TOO MUCH SUN, with previews set to begin May 1, 2014 prior to an official opening on May 20. Mark Brokaw, who directed THE LYONS - including the play's recent celebrated debut in London - directs TOO MUCH SUN. (more...)

Trip Cullman Directs PTERODACTYLS Reading at Vineyard Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

Vineyard Theatre continues its series of one-night-only readings of notable plays from its acclaimed history in celebration of the company's 30th Anniversary with Nicky Silver's award winning 1993 hit PTERODACTYLS, directed by Trip Cullman. An absurdist black comedy about the demise of the Duncan family, and, by extension, the species, PTERODACTYLS will feature Emmy Award-winner Penny Fuller (THE DINNER PARTY, APPLAUSE) as Duncan family matriarch, Grace; Tony-nominee Bobby Steggert (RAGTIME) as son, Todd; Virginia Kull (THE HEIRESS) as daughter, Emma; and Claybourne Elder (BONNIE & CLYDE) as Emma's fiance Tommy (the role of family patriarch, Arthur, is TBD). (more...)

Prestigious STAGE International Script Competition Now Accepting Scripts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

December 1, 2011 is the upcoming deadline for submitting a play to the 5th STAGE International Script Competition. (more...)

Michael Bush to Direct Development Wing's BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Gala, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

The Development Wing which has dedicated itself to nurturing new musicals via partnerships with regional, not for profit theaters will hold an exclusive, intimate one-night-only benefit concert featuring Broadway stars singing songs from three new musicals at the historic Tewksbury, New Jersey home of Cherie King and her husband composer, lyricist and book writer, Jonathan Brielle, Artistic Director of The Development Wing. (more...)

Reading of Dustin Lance Black's '8' Held at Alley Theatre, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

A one-night-only reading of 8 will be performed on the Alley Theatre's Neuhaus Stage, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact. Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black's play chronicles the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8. The reading will be Monday, September 10 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Isla Blair & Nicholas Day Complete Cast of THE LYONS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Isla Blair and Nicholas Day complete the cast for the European premiere of Nicky Silver's The Lyons at the Menier Chocolate Factory 19th September - 16th November. They will join Tom Ellis, Katy Secombe, Charlotte Randle and Ben Aldridge, as previously announced. (more...)

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Co to Present THE ALTRUISTS, 5/4-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit will present The Altruists, written by Nicky Silver. The production, directed by Molly McMahon, runs May 4-26, 2012. The Altruists will be presented at the Furniture Factory (4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201). Tickets are $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available at all performances. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 313-408-7269 or at www.magentagiraffe.org. (more...)

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company Opens Postponed THE ALTRUISTS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit presents its production of The Altruists from tonight April 27 through May 19, 2012. More details will be forthcoming. (more...)

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company Opens THE ALTRUISTS, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit will present The Altruists, written by Nicky Silver. The production, directed by Molly McMahon, runs May 4-26, 2012. The Altruists will be presented at the Furniture Factory (4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201). Tickets are $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available at all performances. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 313-408-7269 or at www.magentagiraffe.org. (more...)

Street Corner Arts to Stage Nicky Silver's THE ALTRUISTS, 5/2-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Street Corner Arts is back again! This time with the razor-sharp wit of Nicky Silver! (more...)

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