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THE BELLE OF AMHERST with Joely Richardson Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, begins rehearsals today, September 8, for a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Opens DRIVING MISS DAISY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Gloucester Stage wraps up the 2013 season with Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy from tonight, September 5 through September 22 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gloucester Stage's DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Gloucester Stage wraps up the 2013 season with Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy from September 5 through September 22 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Renaissance Theaterworks Presents THE BELLE OF AMHERST 10/19-11/10 at Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) presents the 1st show of its 21st season The Belle of Amherst a play based on the life of Emily Dickinson. Directed by Suzan Fete, featuring Jenny Wanasek. Opening night is October 19that 8:00 pm. Running October 18 through November 10, 2013 at the Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare's ANTHEM Plays Baryshnikov Arts Center, Now thru 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

The Austin Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Ayn Rand's novel ANTHEM. Adapted for the stage by composer Jeff Britting, curator of the Ayn Rand Archives, previews for ANTHEM begin tonight, September 25 at the Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 W. 37th Street). Opening night is scheduled for Monday, October 7th for a limited ten-week run through December 1, 2013. (more...)

Austin Shakes to Bring Stage Adaptation of Ayn Rand's ANTHEM to Jerome Robbins Theater, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Austin Shakespeare will present the New York premiere of the new stage adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel ANTHEM. The production directed by Artistic Director, Ann Ciccolella, originated in Austin at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in 2011, where Austin Shakespeare is a resident company. Previews are to begin September 25 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center's Jerome Robbins Theater in New York City - opening October 4and running for a ten week run through December 1, 2013 (more...)

Hershey Felder Leads ROCKSTAR World Premiere at Laguna Playhouse, Now thru 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham will present their second special bonus offering of their 2013 season, the world premiere production of a new musical play, ROCKSTAR, featuring the music of Franz Liszt and others, written and performed by Hershey Felder and directed by Trevor Hay. (more...)

BWW TV: Joely Richardson & THE BELLE OF AMHERST Team Meet the Press
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2014

The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will launch a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). Beginning Tuesday, October 7th, The Belle of Amherst will play a limited engagement at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The production officially opens on Sunday, October 19th. Tickets are now on sale through Telecharge atwww.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. THe company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full gang about the play. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/12/14 - LOVE LETTERS, 'BOGEYMAN', 'MOLLY BROWN', Stritch at 54 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 12, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: LOVE LETTERS begins previews Saturday, off-Broadway gets crowded with shows tonight, including STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, Broadway celebs get together to tribute Elaine Stritch this evening, and THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN hits the stage in Denver! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joely Richardson and THE BELLE OF AMHERST Team Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Sep 12, 2014

The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will launch a new production starring Golden Globe Award nominee Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck,' Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). Beginning Tuesday, October 7th, The Belle of Amherst will play a limited engagement at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The production officially opens on Sunday, October 19th. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's was there to capture the moment - scroll down for photos! (more...)

STAGE LEFT - A FINE ART SHOW to Benefit Renaissance Theaterworks, 10/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

On October 25th and 26th, 2013, Renaissance Theaterworks' Diva Dolls present Stage Left - a fine art show an invitational mixed media fine art show to benefit Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW). A free reading from The Belle of Amherst will take place in the Skylight Bar & Bistro at1:00 pm on Friday and Saturday during Stage Left. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 10/27/2013
by BWW - Oct 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/27/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

STAGE LEFT - A FINE ART SHOW Benefits Renaissance Theaterworks This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

This weekend, October 25th and 26th, 2013, Renaissance Theaterworks' Diva Dolls present Stage Left - a fine art show an invitational mixed media fine art show to benefit Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW). A free reading from The Belle of Amherst will take place in the Skylight Bar & Bistro at1:00 pm on Friday and Saturday during Stage Left. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 10/20/2013
by BWW - Oct 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Renaissance Theaterworks Stages THE BELLE OF AMHERST, Now thru 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) presents the 1st show of its 21st season The Belle of Amherst a play based on the life of Emily Dickinson. Directed by Suzan Fete, featuring Jenny Wanasek. Running tonight, October 18 - November 10, 2013 at the Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 10/13/2013
by BWW - Oct 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/13/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Austin Shakespeare to Present THE BELLE OF AMHERST 11/14-24 at the Long Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2013

Austin Shakespeare presents William Luce's The Belle of Amherst, a one-woman show featuring Helen Merino November 14-24th at the Rollins Studio Theatre of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside Drive, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm. (more...)

LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS - SISTER ROLLS THE DICE Comes to Laguna Playhouse, 11/4-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham announced today that they are delighted to bring back their favorite Sister in LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE, written and performed by Maripat Donovan and directed by Mark Silvia. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare to Present William Luce's THE BELLE OF AMHERST, 11/14-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

Austin Shakespeare presents William Luce's The Belle of Amherst, a one-woman show featuring Helen Merino November 14-24th at the Rollins Studio Theatre of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside Drive, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/03/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

BWW Reviews: BELLE OF AMHERST Offers a Stunning Portrait of Emily Dickinson
by Jeff Davis - Nov 23, 2013

Any production of The Belle of Amherst certainly has its share of hurdles to overcome, and Austin Shakespeare's production tackles the issues head on. This isn't a one woman show or even a show about Emily Dickinson. It's an experience, and an incredible one at that. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare Presents THE BELLE OF AMHERST Now thru 11/24 at the Long Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Austin Shakespeare presents William Luce's The Belle of Amherst, a one-woman show featuring Helen Merino tonight, November 14-24th at the Rollins Studio Theatre of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside Drive, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm. (more...)

THE BELLE OF AMHERST, OTHELLO and AS YOU LIKE IT Set for Austin Shakespeare's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Celebrating its 30th year in 2014, Austin Shakespeare announces its new season starting with the acclaimed solo portrait of Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst, starring Helen Merino (Hamlet) Nov. 14-Dec. 1, 2013; and Shakespeare's masterpiece, Othello, Feb. 12-Mar. 2, 2014; both performed at The Long Center's Rollins Theater, where Austin Shakespeare is a resident company. The season ends May 1-25, 2014 with Shakespeare's perfect romantic comedy, As You Like It. The company will return to Zilker Park for the 30th anniversary of 'FREE Shakespeare in the Park.' (more...)

LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS - SISTER ROLLS THE DICE Comes to Laguna Playhouse, 11/4-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham announced today that they are delighted to bring back their favorite Sister in LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE, written and performed by Maripat Donovan and directed by Mark Silvia. (more...)

'BUDDY', MURDER FOR TWO, Ed Asner in FDR and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

THE LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE invites you to enjoy music, memories, midnight, mystery & murder in its 2014-2015 season of shows! The season starts out rockin' with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY; followed by Linda Purl starring in Joan Didion's play about the triumph of the human spirit in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING; then the holiday season will ring in the musical STRIKING TWELVE; followed by the songs of one the greatest musical writers of all time - HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN; plus enjoy the smash-hit, Off-Broadway musical whodunit MURDER FOR TWO; and a 'To Be Announced' production; add in two bonus options for our audiences and subscribers including the MAGIC OF MOTOWN and Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner starring as FDR for a year of engaging music, memories and more! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Host STAGE AND SCREEN: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH LESLIE CARON, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Stage and screen star Leslie Caron speaks about her long and illustrious career in an intimate conversation at The Laguna Playhouse. Ms. Caron will be hosted by her longtime friend and producer Vincent Curcio in a question-and-answer format similar to "Inside the Actors' Studio." The conversation will be followed by an opportunity to meet Ms. Caron and purchase her memoir, "Thank Heaven." Ms. Caron will be signing books in the lobby. As a special bonus in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 26th Academy Awards (March 25, 1954) in which Ms. Caron was honored as a Best Actress nominee for her performance in "Lili" (1953), The Playhouse will be showing a free screening of the film at 7 pm. Concessions will be available. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear from this living legend! (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Through 5/24/2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Due to popular pre-sale demand, a year in advance, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will extend Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning TALLEY'S FOLLY, the second fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. The company will add a sixth show to the existing performance weeks and will extend the original run dates an additional two weeks. Aurora Theatre Company pays homage to Lanford Wilson with "The Talley Trilogy." Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) directs the first entry in this series of three interrelated plays. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 1st Annual Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards; Announcement Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

After months of thought, debate and conversation, the staff and writers of Austin Entertainment Weekly with much assistance from Broadway World Austin's Editor Jeff Davis, have announced a new award system for the Central Texas Theatre Community. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Welcomes Reduced Shakespeare's ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED), Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham invite you to take 83 books, with three chameleon-like actors in 98 minutes, and mix it all up into one hilarious evening of ridiculous fun! It's the Reduced Shakespeare Company's production of ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged), written and directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor with additional material by Matthew Croke and Michael Faulkner. ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged) will begin previews today, March 4 and will open on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the LagunaPlayhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/16/14 - PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, 'WIDOW' at Powerhouse, 'LOVE' at WTF, 'FIDDLER' at Goodspeed and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 16, 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: Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES opens tonight, and the regional theatre scene explodes tonight with Kyra Sedgwick starring in Powerhouse's THE DANISH WIDOW, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opening at Goodspeed, and LIVING ON LOVE making its world premiere with Renee Fleming in Williamstown! (more...)

Joely Richardson Set to Lead THE BELLE OF AMHERST at Westside Theatre; Opens 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, returns to New York this fall in a new production starring Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play). (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Present David Ives' THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Begin. 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Sound Theatre Company will launch into raunch and ruffles this summer with the Seattle premiere of The School for Lies by David Ives, co-directed by Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels. This saucy update of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Tony Award-nominated David Ives (Venus in Fur) stuffs contemporary off-color slang into the classic baroque farce, in which rivals scheme romance to expose a notorious cynic. A few cunning lies set party girl Celimene and acerbic wit Frank up for battle and sex. Misbehavior, gossip, glamour and scandal reign in this clowning burlesque written in rhymed couplets. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Kicks Off 2014 with RING OF FIRE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham kick off the New Year with the legendary songs of that legendary man in black, RING OF FIRE, The Music of Johnny Cash, with choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and musical direction and direction by Steve Steiner. 'What better way to begin 2014 than to offer our subscribers and audiences a musical tribute to an American Icon,' offers Wood. 'Who doesn't love such classics as 'I've Been Everywhere,' 'I Walk The Line' and so many more! A fascinating look at a fascinating man.' 'With thirty extraordinary songs performed by a talented cast of 10, this 'Ring' starts our new year off 'On Fire,' adds Wareham. RING OF FIRE will begin previews onToday, January 7 and will open on Saturday, January 11 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Christopher Plummer Recreates Role as 'Barrymore' on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 1/31
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Plummer recreated his Tony Award-winning role of legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce's Broadway play of the same name. Barrymore will air on Great Performances, Friday, January 31 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (more...)

Christopher Plummer Recreates Role as 'Barrymore' on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Plummer recreated his Tony Award-winning role of legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce's Broadway play of the same name. Barrymore will air on Great Performances, tonight, January 31 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (more...)

BARRYMORE Starring Christopher Plummer Now Available To View In Full
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 19, 2014

The complete PBS presentation of Christopher Plummer's remarkable one-man performance piece based on the life of noted actor John Barrymore is now available to view in full. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Welcome Reduced Shakespeare's ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED), 3/4-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham invite you to take 83 books, with three chameleon-like actors in 98 minutes, and mix it all up into one hilarious evening of ridiculous fun! It's the Reduced Shakespeare Company's production of ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged), written and directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor with additional material by Matthew Croke and Michael Faulkner. ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged) will begin previews on Tuesday, March 4 and will open on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the LagunaPlayhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Kick Off 2014 with RING OF FIRE, 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham kick off the New Year with the legendary songs of that legendary man in black, RING OF FIRE, The Music of Johnny Cash, with choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and musical direction and direction by Steve Steiner. 'What better way to begin 2014 than to offer our subscribers and audiences a musical tribute to an American Icon,' offers Wood. 'Who doesn't love such classics as 'I've Been Everywhere,' 'I Walk The Line' and so many more! A fascinating look at a fascinating man.' 'With thirty extraordinary songs performed by a talented cast of 10, this 'Ring' starts our new year off 'On Fire,' adds Wareham. RING OF FIRE will begin previews onTuesday, January 7 and will open on Saturday, January 11 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present 'MOTORCITY MAGIC', 8/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse is going to continue its Rock 'N Roll Summer by presenting the musical sounds of Motown in MOTORCITY MAGIC - A Musical Journey Through the Motown Years, directed by Michael Yorkell! MOTORCITY MAGIC will perform two weeks only - Wednesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 24 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 N. Laguna Canyon Rd. in Laguna Beach. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/14 - PHOENIX Opens, Elaine Stritch Tribute at the Met Room and 50 SHADES!, 'ELBOW' & More in Bryant Park!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 7, 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: PHOENIX, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, opens off-Broadway, the Met Room celebrates Elaine Stritch, BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK returns for one of its final shows this summer and more! (more...)

William Ivey Long Joins Creative Team of THE BELLE OF AMHERST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Don Gregory, the original and current producer of The Belle of Amherst, just announced that six time Tony AwardŽ winner William Ivey Long (The Producers, Hairspray, Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella) has joined the creative team to design the signature period costumes for the new production of WilliamLuce's acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson starring Golden Globe AwardŽ nominee Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Side Effects). (more...)

AFTER THE REVOLUTION Kicks Off Aurora Theatre Company's 22nd Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 22nd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Obie-winning playwright Amy Herzog's (4000 Miles, Belleville, The Great God Pan) family drama AFTER THE REVOLUTION. Joy Carlin (Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating,Awake and Sing!) directs this drama about what we do with history and how we appropriate it for our own personal needs. Featuring Adrian Anchondo, Jessica Bates, Peter Kybart, Sarah Mitchell, Ellen Ratner, Rolf Saxon, Victor Talmadge, and Pamela Gaye Walker, AFTER THE REVOLUTION plays tonight, August 30 through September 29 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

DUELING DIVAS (...AND A DANDY!) Cabaret Plays Gloucester Stage, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Gloucester Stage presents a limited engagement of the Dueling Divas (...and a Dandy!) Cabaret from tonight, August 28 through Sunday, September 1 in the air-conditioned comfort of Gloucester Stage Company at 267 East Main St., Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Host Memorial for Legendary Actress Tana Hicken, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Everyman Theatre has announced that on Monday, September 15 at 7PM, actors, directors, designers, family members, friends, and audience members will gather at Everyman to remember the incredible life and work of actress Tana Hicken, who died August 17th at her home in Sparks, MD. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. 'What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel,' remarks Wood. 'It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 1st Annual Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards; Announcement Set for 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

After months of thought, debate and conversation, the staff and writers of Austin Entertainment Weekly with much assistance from Broadway World Austin's Editor Jeff Davis, have announced a new award system for the Central Texas Theatre Community. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre to Present THE BELLE OF AMHERST, 4/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

MusicalFare Theatre presents The Belle of Amherst in the Premier Center Cabaret at MusicalFare Theatre, April 11-13, 2014. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER AND HER NEW DRESS, 5/31-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Laguna Playhouse will present the return of Rita Rudner who will be performing her award-winning solo comedy, AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER and her new dress, for two performances only, Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre Presents THE BELLE OF AMHERST, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

MusicalFare Theatre presents The Belle of Amherst in the Premier Center Cabaret at MusicalFare Theatre, today, April 11-13, 2014. (more...)

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