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Al Pacino to Lead SALOME in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Al Pacino is returning to the West End for the first time in 30 years in Oscar Wilde's SALOME, which will premiere in Spring of 2016, helmed by Robert Allan Ackerman. (more...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

Box Office Opens Today for Broadway's CHINA DOLL with Al Pacino
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), home of the anticipated limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will open today, Wednesday, September 16. (more...)

David Rabe's New Play VISITING EDNA, Starring Debra Monk, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 41st season, the first curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, with the moving and enthralling world premiere of Visiting Edna by renowned American playwright David Rabe (Streamers, Good for Otto). (more...)

Debra Monk to Lead VISITING EDNA at Steppenwolf Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that Debra Monk will play the title role in VISITING EDNA, a world premiere play by David Rabe, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Box Office Opens This Week for Broadway's CHINA DOLL with Al Pacino
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

The box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), home of the anticipated limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will open Wednesday, September 16. (more...)

Suzanne Petri Brings TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for 'Outstanding Cabaret Artist' and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs tonight, October 28, and November 4 & 7, 2015. (more...)

CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), begins previews starting tonight, October 21, 2015, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with an opening night set for Thursday, November 19, 2015. (more...)

Suzanne Petri to Bring TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs October 28, November 4 and November 7, 2015. (more...)

Al Pacino Set to Return to Broadway in New David Mamet Play- CHINA DOLL; Opens Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

According to the New York Times, Al Pacino will head back to Broadway next Fall in a new David Mamet play- CHINA DOLL, directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon. According to NYT, the play is 'a two-character play about a billionaire, Mickey Ross, who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancee as he prepares to go into semiretirement; the other character is Carson, Ross's assistant.' (more...)

Breaking News: CHINA DOLL Reschedules Opening From November 19th To December 4th
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2015

The new David Mamet play starring Al Pacino and directed by Pam MacKinnon will open two weeks later than scheduled. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STICKS AND BONES Puts a Full Nelson on the Vietnam War
by Michael Dale - Nov 7, 2014

David Rabe's 1972 Tony-winner darkly satirizes America's self-image during the Vietnam era. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: CHINA DOLL's Al Pacino Wins a 1969 Tony For DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE?
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2015

He was a 29-year-old member of The Actors Studio when Patty Duke announced his name. (more...)

Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 20, 2014

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance opens tonight, November 20, on Broadway. The production stars Glenn Close (returning to Broadway for the first time in twenty years), John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement of A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will run through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM to Conclude Acclaimed Limited Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM will conclude its acclaimed limited run tomorrow evening (Saturday) at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) (more...)

Photo: Broadway's Debra Monk Stops by IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Tony Award winner Debra Monk attended the current rare revival of David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Thursday night Off-Broadway. She was accompanied by playwright/actor Michael Rabe (son of Mr. Rabe and Jill Clayburgh), with whom she starred in David Rabe's VISITING EDNA at Steppenwolf last fall. (more...)

Al Pacino Departs Stage Adaptation of HUNGER Due to Author's Nazi Support
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Al Pacino has officially left the upcoming stage adaptation of Knut Hamsun's HUNGER. (more...)

IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Revival to Close This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM will conclude its acclaimed limited run this Saturday evening, May 6th at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) (more...)

A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT Comes to the Met Room, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

SuzBo Entertainment Inc. presents 'A Little Touch of Coward in the Night', the Words and Music of NOËL COWARD. Starring Suzanne Petri and John Eskola with director Bob Breuler and musical director Bob Moreen. (more...)

Celebrating International Women's Day: Five Fierce Females Who Made Theatre History
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2017

The question of gender parity in the theatre is a matter that has long been explored within our community. While recent Broadway seasons have taken encouraging steps toward better female representation, both on and offstage, the question of gender equality within the theatre continues to be a hotly debated issue across the theatrical sphere. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

As previously announced, playwright David Rabe has greenlighted a new Off-Broadway production of IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, beginning performances April 21st at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave). (more...)

David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Headed Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Playwright David Rabe has approved a new Off-Broadway production of IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM beginning performances April 21st at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave). (more...)

Revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY Ends Off-Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run today, March 1st at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBULY Ends Acclaimed Limited Off-Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's universally acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run tonight (Saturday) at The Chain Theatre. (more...)

Tickets to David Mamet's CHINA DOLL on Broadway, Starring Al Pacino, on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler have announced that tickets for David Mamet's new play CHINA DOLL, which stars Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, will go on sale starting Saturday, June 6, 2015. (more...)

2Cents Theatre Presents IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, 7/4-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed, sold-out production of the hit musical Rent in conjunction with a multiple award-winning team, now brings to Los Angeles a 40th Anniversary production of David Rabe's historic IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, with choreography by Alli Miller ('Cherry Poppins Caburlesque') and directed by 2Cents Artistic Director Kristen Boule. IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM will preview on Friday, July 4 at noon and will open on Saturday, July 5 and run through Sunday, August 3 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

2Cents Theatre Presents IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, 7/4-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed, sold-out production of the hit musical Rent in conjunction with a multiple award-winning team, now brings to Los Angeles a 40th Anniversary production of David Rabe's historic IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, with choreography by Alli Miller ("Cherry Poppins Caburlesque") and directed by 2Cents Artistic Director Kristen Boule. IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM will preview on Friday, July 4 at noon and will open on Saturday, July 5 and run through Sunday, August 3 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Debra Monk to Lead VISITING EDNA at Steppenwolf Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that Debra Monk will play the title role in VISITING EDNA, a world premiere play by David Rabe, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT Comes to the Met Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

SuzBo Entertainment Inc. presents 'A Little Touch of Coward in the Night', the Words and Music of NOËL COWARD. Starring Suzanne Petri and John Eskola with director Bob Breuler and musical director Bob Moreen. (more...)

2Cents Theatre Presents IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed, sold-out production of the hit musical Rent in conjunction with a multiple award-winning team, now brings to Los Angeles a 40th Anniversary production of David Rabe's historic IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, with choreography by Alli Miller ('Cherry Poppins Caburlesque') and directed by 2Cents Artistic Director Kristen Boule. IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM will preview today, July 4 at noon and will open on Saturday, July 5 and run through Sunday, August 3 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cast of David Rabe's Revised Version of HURLYBURLY, Begin. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY beginning February 14th, with the Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 19th at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLYtook New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which will be presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: World Premiere Drama UTOPIA Opens at Bootleg Theater
by Shari Barrett - Feb 27, 2016

On Friday, February 26, City Players enjoyed a spectacular opening night of the World Premiere drama UTOPIA written by and starring David Douglas and Martin Head, directed by Katherine Whitney. Opening night festivities were attended by Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and members of the Royal Palms Recovery Center who provided rehearsal space for the production.The SOLD OUT audience awarded the production with a well-deserved standing ovation. (more...)

Revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY to End Off-Broadway Run 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run this Saturday, March 1st at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBURLY Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Variations Theatre Group is presenting a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY at The Chain Theatre. Opening Night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 PM. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is being presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Variations Theatre Group's Revival of HURLYBURLY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY beginning tonight, February 14th, with the Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 19th at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which will be presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBURLY Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Variations Theatre Group is presenting a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY beginning performances tomorrow (Friday), with the Opening Night set for next Wednesday, February 19th at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which will be presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Al Pacino Eyeing Marvel Role?
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

In an interview with MTV's "Happy Sad Confused" podcast, Al Pacino revealed he recently met with Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige. (more...)

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

China Doll, the new play by David Mamet starring Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, officially opens tonight, December 4, after a two-week delay. Directed by Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and co-starring Christopher Denham ('Master Harold'... and the Boys, Argo, 'Manhattan'), China Doll plays the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and marks the tenth presentation of a David Mamet work by Messrs Richards, Frankel and Treaxler on Broadway and in the West End. (more...)

Support The Performing Arts Project: Bid To Meet CHINA DOLL's Legendary Al Pacino
by Michael Dale - Dec 3, 2015

Meet the stage and screen legend after seeing David Mamet's new play from VIP seats. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is number one while Broadway's The Cripple of Inishmaan and Rocky also nab spots on the list. (more...)

David Rabe's New Play VISITING EDNA, Starring Debra Monk, Sets Dates at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 41st season, the first curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, with the moving and enthralling world premiere of Visiting Edna by renowned American playwright David Rabe (Streamers, Good for Otto). (more...)

The Colony Theatre to Present Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview on Wednesday, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM's Kirk Gostkowski to Appear on 'State of the Arts' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A rare revival of David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM opened last night at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) One of the production's stars, Kirk Gostkowski, is this week's special guest on the popular WPKN Radio (89.5 FM) program 'State of the Arts,' airing today (Friday) at noon. (more...)

Rare Revival of David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM is set to officially open Off-Broadway tonight (Thursday) at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Playwright David Rabe has been attending rehearsals over the past few weeks, making tweaks to his script for this 2017 incarnation of the rarely produced play. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Actors Fund hosts its 2016 gala, and FULLY COMMITTED, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, opens on Broadway! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 25, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: the Drama Desk nominees will be announced, the Tonys committee is making its final decisions, and everyone across the country can see Matthew Bourne's reimagining of SLEEPING BEAUTY! (more...)

Rare Revival of David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The new Off-Broadway production of IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM is set to begin performances tomorrow (Friday) at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) (more...)

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Will Open at Schoenfeld Theatre in November; Fran Kranz Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler just announced that AL PACINOwill return to Broadway in the world premiere of CHINA DOLL, a new play by DAVID MAMET. It will begin previews on October 20, 2015, with an official opening on November 19, 2015, at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The play will also feature FRAN KRANZ (You Can't Take It With You, Death of a Salesman, “Dollhouse”). Tony Award-winner PAM MACKINNON (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) will direct. The creative team will include scenic design by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane (Gigi, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, 33 Variations), lighting design by Russell H. Champa (In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)), and costume design by Tony Award-winner Jess Goldstein (Jersey Boys, Proof, The Rivals). Joining Pacino in the play will be Fran Kranz, who most recently starred on Broadway in You Can't Take It With You, as the assistant to Pacino. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview tonight, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

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