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Boston Playwrights' Theatre Presents WINDOWMEN by Steven Barkhimer, 10/31-11/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2013-14 season with Windowmen by award-winning playwright Steven Barkhimer. Running from October 31 to November 24, this fast-paced coming-of-age comedy will be directed by Brett Marks. (more...)

BROTHERS AND SISTERS' Luke Macfarlane Stars in La Jolla Playhouse's SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR, Now thru 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse presents the next production in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series this fall, featuring award-winning actor Luke Macfarlane (ABC's Brothers and Sisters) in Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, by Keith Bunin, directed by Mark Rucker. (more...)

Joe Manganiello Leads Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that Rene Augesen will play Blanche DuBois and Joe Manganiello will play Stanley Kowalski in its first-ever production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, the Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Mark Rucker, the production, which will open Yale Rep's 2013-14 season, will play tonight, September 20-October 12, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). (more...)

BROTHERS AND SISTERS' Luke Macfarlane Stars in La Jolla Playhouse's SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR, 9/24-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse presents the next production in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series this fall, featuring award-winning actor Luke Macfarlane (ABC's Brothers and Sisters) in Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, by Keith Bunin, directed by Mark Rucker. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Presents WINDOWMEN by Steven Barkhimer, Now thru 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2013-14 season with Windowmen by award-winning playwright Steven Barkhimer. Running from tonight, October 31 to November 24, this fast-paced coming-of-age comedy will be directed by Brett Marks. (more...)

Official: Joe Manganiello to Lead Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) has announced that Rene Augesen will play Blanche DuBois and Joe Manganiello will play Stanley Kowalski in its first-ever production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, the Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Mark Rucker, the production, which will open Yale Rep's 2013-14 season, will play September 20-October 12, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Freed's RESTORATION COMEDY Plays The Flea, 11/25-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2012

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Restoration Comedy by Pultizer Prize-finalist Amy Freed. It will be directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, a 2012 Drama Desk Award nominee for These Seven Sicknesses, and stars The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin November 25 with opening night slated for December 10. (more...)

Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED Plays New Rep, 12/19-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2012

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces Becky Mode's wry comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, December 19 through 30, 2012, performing in the Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Freed's RESTORATION COMEDY Plays The Flea, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2012

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Restoration Comedy by Pultizer Prize-finalist Amy Freed. It will be directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, a 2012 Drama Desk Award nominee for These Seven Sicknesses, and stars The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin tonight, November 25 with opening night slated for December 10. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Presents WINDOWMEN by Steven Barkhimer, 10/31-11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2013-14 season with Windowmen by award-winning playwright Steven Barkhimer. Running from October 31 to November 24, this fast-paced coming-of-age comedy will be directed by Brett Marks. (more...)

FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Receives West Coast Premiere at MTC, 6/5-29
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

To close its 47th Season, Marin Theatre Company will produce the West Coast premiere of Failure: A Love Story by the 'hugely talented Chicago writer' (Chicago Tribune) Philip Dawkins. Directed by MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this 'enchanted and enchanting' play about love and loss will feature five actors playing multiple characters, using puppets and playing live music both original (by MTC's frequent collaborator Chris Houston, a Berkeley-based composer and musician) and from the era of the play - 1920s Chicago. (more...)

Jimmy Davis, Lucy Owen and More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's CLYBOURNE PARK, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre concludes its 2012-13 season with Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting. The play will take place on The Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage from tonight, May 8, 2013 through June 2, 2013. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

CSC's GRAPES OF WRATH Opens 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its eighteenth season with John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" in an adaptation by Frank Galati. This production features CSC Ensemble Members Justin McCombs, Sherman Fracher and Drew Fracher and is directed by Brian Isaac Phillips. "The Grapes of Wrath" opens on March 30th and runs through April 29, 2012. The production design is generously sponsored by AAA. (more...)

THE RADIANT to Debut at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 2/21-3/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2013

Marie Curie, the only person, male or female, to win a Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields, a woman who discovered two elements, polonium and radium, and a woman whose personal life was rocked by tragedy and scandal, is the subject of Shirley Lauro's New York premiere drama, The Radiant, beginning previews Thursday, February 21, at 8:00pm for an opening Saturday, February 23, at 8:00pm at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street. (more...)

South Coast Repertory to Premiere FIVE MILE LAKE, 4/13-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

In small towns there are those who stay and those who go. With the return of a sibling, the daily routine of life is shaken up in South Coast Repertory's world premiere of Five Mile Lake by Rachel Bonds. Bonds' new drama is one of three full productions for the 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival. The show runs April 13-May 4, on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Daniella Topol directs. Tickets are available online: www.scr.org. (more...)

LCT's 4000 MILES Begins Run 3/15 At Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) will present its LCT3 production of 4000 MILES, a new play by Amy Herzog, directed by Daniel Aukin beginning Thursday, March 15 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

CSC's GRAPES OF WRATH Opens 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2012

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its eighteenth season with John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" in an adaptation by Frank Galati. This production features CSC Ensemble Members Justin McCombs, Sherman Fracher and Drew Fracher and is directed by Brian Isaac Phillips. "The Grapes of Wrath" opens on March 30th and runs through April 29, 2012. The production design is generously sponsored by AAA. (more...)

SIGHT UNSEEN Returns to SCR for 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

South Coast Repertory is reviving Donald Margulies' Sight Unseen, an SCR-commissioned play that had its world premiere here 20 seasons ago. It will run March 11- April 1 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

Forum Theatre Presents THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, 2/16-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

Forum Theatre presents Julia Cho's 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn prize winner, The Language Archive. Tickets are $25 for all performances ($20 for seniors, groups, and Round House subscribers; $15 for students and patrons under 30). To purchase, visit www.forum-theatre.org or call the Round House box office at 240-644-1100. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Inaugural Summer Season Begins July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The newly formed Santa Cruz Shakespeare is proud to present its inaugural summer repertory season starting with previews on July 1 and playing through August 10, in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Tickets are available online at www.santacruztickets.com. (more...)

Official: Joe Manganiello to Lead Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) has announced that Rene Augesen will play Blanche DuBois and Joe Manganiello will play Stanley Kowalski in its first-ever production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, the Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Mark Rucker, the production, which will open Yale Rep's 2013-14 season, will play September 20-October 12, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Present Three Original Plays for 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) announced its 32nd season today, which will feature new work by three of its award-winning alumni playwrights. The line-up includes Burning by Ginger Lazarus, Windowmen by Steven Barkhimer, and Absence by Peter M. Floyd. All three writers are based in Boston. (more...)

World Premiere of THE MONSTER-BUILDER to Open at Artists Rep, 1/28-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Artists Rep is honored to produce the world premiere of The Monster-Builder, a diabolical comedic treatise on modern architecture, by Amy Freed. As Freed is one of the nation's most lauded and respected new playwrights, Artists Rep is fortunate to host the inaugural production of this play. The Monster-Builder is directed by the esteemed and award-winning Art Manke and features a noteworthy West Coast cast. (more...)

Once In a Lifetime Kicks Off Asolo Rep's Repertory Season 1/6-2/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2012

Asolo Repertory Theatre's rep season begins on January 6, 2012 with the opening of Broadway legends Kaufman and Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME. (more...)

World Premiere of THE MONSTER-BUILDER Opens Tonight at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Artists Rep is honored to produce the world premiere of The Monster-Builder, a diabolical comedic treatise on modern architecture, by Amy Freed. As Freed is one of the nation's most lauded and respected new playwrights, Artists Rep is fortunate to host the inaugural production of this play. The Monster-Builder is directed by the esteemed and award-winning Art Manke and features a noteworthy West Coast cast. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's SHAKESPEARE'S WILL Opens 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2012

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company today announced an exciting addition to CSC's performance line up with the regional premier of Vern Thiessen's "Shakespeare's Will". For a limited run of only ten performances, this captivating one-woman show features CSC Ensemble member Sherman Fracher and is directed by Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips. "Shakespeare's Will" will run concurrently with CSC's production of "Henry VIII: All is True" through February 5, 2012. (more...)

LCT's 4000 MILES Begins Run 3/15 At Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) will present its LCT3 production of 4000 MILES, a new play by Amy Herzog, directed by Daniel Aukin beginning Thursday, March 15 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Forum Theatre Presents THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, 2/16-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2012

Forum Theatre presents Julia Cho's 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn prize winner, The Language Archive. Tickets are $25 for all performances ($20 for seniors, groups, and Round House subscribers; $15 for students and patrons under 30). To purchase, visit www.forum-theatre.org or call the Round House box office at 240-644-1100. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Will on Wheels to Bring the Bard to Bay Area Schools
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program continues to grow its annual Will on Wheels program, which tours works of William Shakespeare to schools around the Bay Area, with a record-setting 24 performances this year. The 2014 Will on Wheels tour spotlights abridged versions of two Shakespeare classics: Romeo and Juliet and a two-woman production of As You Like It. Both productions feature student actors from the A.C.T. M.F.A. Program class of 2015. (more...)

THE RADIANT to Debut at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 2/21-3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

Marie Curie, the only person, male or female, to win a Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields, a woman who discovered two elements, polonium and radium, and a woman whose personal life was rocked by tragedy and scandal, is the subject of Shirley Lauro's New York premiere drama, The Radiant, beginning previews Thursday, February 21, at 8:00pm for an opening Saturday, February 23, at 8:00pm at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street. (more...)

Once In a Lifetime Kicks Off Asolo Rep's Repertory Season 1/6-2/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

Asolo Repertory Theatre's rep season begins on January 6, 2012 with the opening of Broadway legends Kaufman and Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME. (more...)

Marin Theatre and Virginia Stage's THE WHIPPING MAN to Play in Norfolk thru 3/17; Opens at MTC, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Marin Theatre Company, in a co-production with Virginia Stage Company, will stage the regional premiere of Matthew Lopez's Civil War drama The Whipping Man in Mill Valley from March 28 to April 21, 2013. MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis directs the production. Featuring popular Bay Area actors L. Peter Callender, Nicholas Pelczar and Tobie Windham, as well as the design team from MTC's 2011 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nominated production of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, this co-production will rehearse and run at VSC in Norfolk, Virginia, from February 26 to March 17, 2013, before moving to MTC. Opening night at MTC is on Tuesday, April 2. (more...)

THE RADIANT Debuts at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, Now thru 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Marie Curie, the only person, male or female, to win a Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields, a woman who discovered two elements, polonium and radium, and a woman whose personal life was rocked by tragedy and scandal, is the subject of Shirley Lauro's New York premiere drama, The Radiant, beginning previews tonight, February 21, at 8:00pm for an opening Saturday, February 23, at 8:00pm at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street. (more...)

Forum Theatre Presents THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, 2/16-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2012

Forum Theatre presents Julia Cho's 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn prize winner, The Language Archive. Tickets are $25 for all performances ($20 for seniors, groups, and Round House subscribers; $15 for students and patrons under 30). To purchase, visit www.forum-theatre.org or call the Round House box office at 240-644-1100. (more...)

SIGHT UNSEEN Returns to SCR for 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

South Coast Repertory is reviving Donald Margulies' Sight Unseen, an SCR-commissioned play that had its world premiere here 20 seasons ago. It will run March 11- April 1 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Freed's RESTORATION COMEDY Plays The Flea, 11/25-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Restoration Comedy by Pultizer Prize-finalist Amy Freed. It will be directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, a 2012 Drama Desk Award nominee for These Seven Sicknesses, and stars The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin November 25 with opening night slated for December 10. (more...)

Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED Plays New Rep, 12/19-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces Becky Mode's wry comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, December 19 through 30, 2012, performing in the Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED Plays New Rep, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

New Repertory Theatre announces Becky Mode's wry comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, tonight, December 19 through 30, 2012, performing in the Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Amy Freed's RESTORATION COMEDY at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Restoration Comedy by Pultizer Prize-finalist Amy Freed. It will be directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, a 2012 Drama Desk Award nominee for These Seven Sicknesses, and stars The Bats, the resident Acting Company at The Flea. The production opened last night, December 10, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show in the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Flea's RESTORATION COMEDY Opening Night Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Restoration Comedy by Pultizer Prize-finalist Amy Freed. It will be directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, a 2012 Drama Desk Award nominee for These Seven Sicknesses, and stars The Bats, the resident Acting Company at The Flea. The production opened last night, December 10. Check out photos from the opening night party below! (more...)

BROTHERS AND SISTERS' Luke Macfarlane Stars in La Jolla Playhouse's SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR, 9/24-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse presents the next production in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series this fall, featuring award-winning actor Luke Macfarlane (ABC's Brothers and Sisters) in Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, by Keith Bunin, directed by Mark Rucker. (more...)

Kathleen Turner Set to Lead RED HOT PATRIOT at Arena Stage; David Esbjornson to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

Iconic stage and screen actress Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater to star in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, as the feisty, unforgettable political journalist. Written by twin-sister journalists Margaret Engel and Allison Engel and directed by David Esbjornson (Broadway's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and Driving Miss Daisy), the D.C. premiere kicks off Arena Stage's 2012/13 season playing August 23 through October 28, 2012 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC to Present BECKY'S NEW CAR, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the new comedy BECKY'S NEW CAR by Steven Dietz as the final play in the 2012/2013 season. Directed by Katie Laris, Becky's New Car will run April 24-May 11, 2013 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents BECKY'S NEW CAR, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the new comedy BECKY'S NEW CAR by Steven Dietz as the final play in the 2012/2013 season. Directed by Katie Laris, Becky's New Car will run tonight, April 24-May 11, 2013 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

THE WHIPPING MAN Opens at Marin Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Marin Theatre Company, in a co-production with Virginia Stage Company, stages the regional premiere of Matthew Lopez's Civil War drama The Whipping Man in Mill Valley from March 28 to April 21, 2013. MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis directs the production. Featuring popular Bay Area actors L. Peter Callender, Nicholas Pelczar and Tobie Windham, as well as the design team from MTC's 2011 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nominated production of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, this co-production rehearsed and ran at VSC in Norfolk, Virginia, from February 26 to March 17, 2013, before tonight's move to MTC. Opening night at MTC is tonight, April 2. (more...)

LCT's 4000 MILES Opens At Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) will present its LCT3 production of 4000 MILES, a new play by Amy Herzog, directed by Daniel Aukin beginning Thursday, March 15 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Jimmy Davis, Lucy Owen and More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's CLYBOURNE PARK; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre concludes its 2012-13 season with Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting. The play will take place on The Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage from May 8, 2013 through June 2, 2013. (more...)

SIGHT UNSEEN Closes at SCR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012

South Coast Repertory revived Donald Margulies' Sight Unseen, an SCR-commissioned play that had its world premiere here 20 seasons ago. It runs through April 1 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

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