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InterAct to Kick Off Season with Award-Winning Play GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Following rave reviews at the Public Theater in New York, as well as an acclaimed run in London (and the announcement that the captivating soul searching drama will soon be produced on the big screen starring Anne Hathaway), InterAct Theatre Company presents the Philadelphia debut of George Brant's GROUNDED. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Presents WHAT THE NIGHT IS FOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

For its ninth production of its 2016 season, Little Fish Theatre is proud to announce the opening of What the Night is For, directed by Branda Lock and written by Michael Weller.  An Academy Award nominee for his adapted screenplay of Ragtime, Weller is the author of more than 40 produced plays, is a professor at The New School in New York, and was a writer-producer on TV's acclaimed series "Once and Again." What the Night is For captures the emotions of a ten-year reunion after a passionate affair. (more...)

Kate Burton to Star in Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, have announced the world premiere of THE DEAD, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, "The Dead," adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known). (more...)

BMW Review: Crowning Grotesques in The Beauty Queen of Leenane
by Brendan Daly - Sep 27, 2016

Twenty years after it premiered The Beauty Queen of Leenane, the debut work of unknown playwright Martin McDonagh, Druid Theatre Company is restaging the play that catapulted them and its author to international acclaim. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Druid's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Coming to the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the Druid production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Druid artistic director Garry Hynes, 'Beauty Queen' begins previews November 9, opens November 16 and continues through December 18, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

West Coast Players Present THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin McDonagh,
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

West Coast Players will present the dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, September 23 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic
by Liz Cearns - Sep 22, 2016

Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Bryony Shanahan directs trade, Debbie Tucker Green's sharp examination of our transactional world. See Me Now is a new show created and performed by those who have been, or currently are sex workers. (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

West Coast Players Present THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin McDonagh,
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

West Coast Players will present the dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, September 23 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

InterAct to Kick Off Season with Award-Winning Play GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Following rave reviews at the Public Theater in New York, as well as an acclaimed run in London (and the announcement that the captivating soul searching drama will soon be produced on the big screen starring Anne Hathaway), InterAct Theatre Company presents the Philadelphia debut of George Brant's GROUNDED. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Finds Cast, Creative Team at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for South Carolina (more...)

Works by Caryl Churchill, Robert Lepage & More Slated for BAM's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the 2017 Winter/Spring Season. The season runs from January 11 through June 10 and comprises theater, dance, music, and opera in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and the BAM Harvey Theater. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for South Carolina (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Druid's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Coming to the Taper
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the Druid production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Druid artistic director Garry Hynes, 'Beauty Queen' begins previews November 9, opens November 16 and continues through December 18, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager To Receive 2016 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eclipse Theatre Company announces its Eighth Annual Corona Award, to be presented to Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager. The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theater community as well as small- to medium-sized ensembles such as Eclipse Theatre. The Corona Award derives its name from the Latin word, meaning crown, as well as outer atmosphere of the sun most easily seen during a total eclipse. (more...)

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Will Open at Taper Forum in November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Druid production of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Garry Hynes is set to run at the Taper Forum between November and December 2016.. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Druid's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Coming to the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the Druid production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Druid artistic director Garry Hynes, 'Beauty Queen' begins previews November 9, opens November 16 and continues through December 18, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for South Carolina (more...)

Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere play The Penitent, by Atlantic's Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Hosts Community Conversations for BEAUTY QUEEN This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Center Theatre Group will host a Community Conversations event for the Druid production of Martin McDonagh's "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," currently playing at the Mark Taper Forum, with a pre-show panel discussion to be held on Friday, December 2. Titled "Martin McDonagh and What Makes Irish Theatre Irish," the event will feature a discussion about McDonagh's Irish style, the legacy of his work and why it's so appealing to audiences. The discussion will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Music Center Annex building, 601 W. Temple Street, in Rehearsal Room A, and will feature experts on Irish literature and culture as well as Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Nov 29, 2016

Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the winter and spring seasons (January-May). SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Opens at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Center Theatre Group opened the Druid production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' this week. See all the fabulous photos from the event below. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Mark Taper Forum
by Don Grigware - Nov 17, 2016

For the most part, brilliantly written classic plays make their locale the main character of the piece. Think of Tennessee Williams. All of his plays take place in the American South; poverty-stricken New Orleans sets the background for Streetcar among other plays. In Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, the small town of Leenane in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland not only displays the frequent rainy, dismal atmosphere for Mag Folan (Marie Mullen) and daughter Maureen (Aisling O'Sullivan), but it sets the lugubrious tone of isolation that cripples and destroys them. Now on the Taper stage through December 18 the Druid Company of Galway who originated the play in 1996, which went on to win four Tonys on Broadway in 1998, presents a stark portrait that lingers in the mind long after one leaves the theatre. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Host Memorial for Actress, Director Angela Paton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced it will host a memorial service honoring actress and director Angela Paton on Monday, July 11 at 7pm. Paton, who passed away in May, appeared in numerous Berkeley Rep productions, including memorable turns as Mary in Long Day's Journey into Night and the cantankerous mother in The Beauty Queen of Leenane. She had a long and successful career in the Bay Area dating back to the 1960s as a principal actor at American Conservatory Theater and she was the founder and artistic director of the Berkeley Stage Company from 1974 to 1984. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 19, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 12
by Audition Roundup - Jun 12, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 12, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Shakespeare in Clark Park to Present THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

What do swing dancing, outlaws, love quadrangles and a mischievous dog have in common? It's all part of Shakespeare in Clark Park's 2016 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Kathryn MacMillan (Lantern Theater Company) and brings together Philadelphia's finest actors alongside a troupe of community dancers. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is set to run July 27-31, 2016 in Clark Park in West Philadelphia. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Jobsite Returns to McDonagh's Ireland with A SKULL IN CONNEMARA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Jobsite Theater, resident theater company of the Straz Center, completes the pitch-black Irish comedy trilogy set in rural Ireland just in time for St. Patrick's Day this year with Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara, which runs Mar. 17 - Apr. 9, 2017, in the Straz's Shimberg Playhouse. (more...)

Critically-Acclaimed Irish Play Makes Its American Debut at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Villanova Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of Stacey Gregg's imaginative and innovative play Lagan, directed by Villanova alumna Kathryn MacMillan ('01). (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winners Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen Revisit Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Michael Dale - Jan 17, 2017

The 1998 Tony Award ceremony was quite a history-making night, as The Beauty Queen of Leenane's Garry Hynes became the first woman to be awarded a Tony for directing a play. Her honor was received mere minutes before THE LION KING's Julie Taymor became the first woman awarded a Tony for directing a musical. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016
by Roy Berko - Jan 17, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It has been the purpose of the TIMES THEATER TRIBUTES, now known as BROADWAY WORLD-CLEVELAND REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-Cle Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

Bluebird Arts to Stage THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE in English, Russian
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On the heels of its 20th Anniversary, Bluebird Arts - Chicago's only English-Russian Theatre Company - announces dual productions of The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh will close its 2016-17 season. (more...)

Jennifer Haley's Mind-Bending THE NETHER at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) stages The Nether, American playwright Jennifer Haley's daring sci-fi drama set in the dark recesses of the Web. Director Judith Swift (Grounded, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) mounts a limited 4-week run of this twisting, turning, two-tiered investigation into the moral consequences of making even the most depraved dreams a reality in the virtual world.   (more...)

BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - Feb 23, 2017

What has consumed 400,000 bottles of water, 50,000 rolls of self-grip tape by company physiotherapists, created 60 marriages netting 88 babies born (and more on the way)? (more...)

Photo Flash: Jobsite Theater Completes Irish Comedy Trilogy with A SKULL IN CONNEMARA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Jobsite Theater, resident theater company of the Straz Center, completes the pitch-black Irish comedy trilogy set in rural west Ireland just in time for St. Patrick's Day this year with Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara, which runs Mar. 17 - Apr. 9, 2017, in the Straz's Shimberg Playhouse. (more...)

SANCTIONS, SKELETON CREW, 'GEORGIA MCBRIDE' Highlight Northlight Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 43rd season, opening with the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Sanctions, directed by BJ Jones and featuring Mary Beth Fisher. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at The Usual Place
by Debbie Hall - Feb 20, 2017

A Public Fit, an emerging Las Vegas theater organization, is presenting the edgy drama, The Tony Award-winning play, 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' from Feb. 17-March 5. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE: Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears a Crown
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 17, 2017

ArtsEmerson presents the Druid Theatre Company production of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, directed by Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes and featuring Tony Award-winner Marie Mullen. Rounding out the stellar cast are Aisling O' Sullivan, Marty Rea, and Aaron Monaghan. This is a powerful piece of theater that should not be missed. (more...)

Original Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Druid Theatre will remount Martin McDonagh's sensational, award-winning dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, at BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.) this winter. (more...)

Irish Rep to Present the cell's Production of CRACKSKULL ROW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the cell's (Nancy Manocherian, Founding Artistic Director and Kira Simring, Artistic Director) production of CRACKSKULL ROW, by Honor Molloy. (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct AH, WILDERNESS! This Spring at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that his longtime creative collaborator, Artistic Associate and Producer Steve Scott, will direct the theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! this spring. Scott assumes this responsibility from Falls, who was originally announced as the production's director. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre Presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre is proud to present The Woman in Black by Stephen Mallatratt and Susan Hill, September 15 through October 16: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm; there are no performances on September 18 or 21.  Tickets are $28.  Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, September 16. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available.  Call the box office for details.  Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.   (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Will Open at Taper Forum in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Druid production of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Garry Hynes is set to run at the Taper Forum between November and December 2016.. (more...)

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