Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Steep Theatre Company will launch its fourteenth season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks the Chicago debut not only of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut. The production opens on Thursday, October 2 at Steep's Edgewater home. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp to Star in BECOMING DR. RUTH Off-Broadway; Performances Begin. Oct. 11 at Westside TheatreDebra Jo Rupp to Star in BECOMING DR. RUTH Off-Broadway; Performances Begin. Oct. 11 at Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess have announced the New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd. (more...)

Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat Join The New Group's STEVE; Cast Complete!Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat Join The New Group's STEVE; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard.  Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 3 - December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

Aurora Extends MUD BLUE SKY Through 10/3Aurora Extends MUD BLUE SKY Through 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Critics and audiences agree -MUD BLUE SKY soars! Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 5 performances of the Bay Area Premiere of the company's season opener, Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Fifth of July, A Bright New Boise, This Is How It Goes, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this profoundly compassionate, fiercely witty new play, featuring Jamie Jones (Gidion's Knot, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance), Rebecca Dines (The Homecoming, Widower's Houses), Laura Jane Bailey, and Devin O'Brien. MUD BLUE SKY plays now through October 3 (added performances: Tuesday, September 29, 7pm; Wednesday, September 30, 8pm; Thursday, October 1, 8pm; Friday, October 2, 8pm; Saturday, October 3, 8pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Judd Stars in Midwest Premiere of Neil LaBute's WRECKSPhoto Coverage: John Judd Stars in Midwest Premiere of Neil LaBute's WRECKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

Profiles Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the Midwest premiere of Wrecks by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Guest Artist Jason Gerace and featuring acclaimed Chicago actor John Judd. The production runs October 3 - November 17, 2013 at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. (more...)

Aurora Extends MUD BLUE SKY Through TodayAurora Extends MUD BLUE SKY Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Critics and audiences agree -MUD BLUE SKY soars! Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 5 performances of the Bay Area Premiere of the company's season opener, Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Fifth of July, A Bright New Boise, This Is How It Goes, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this profoundly compassionate, fiercely witty new play, featuring Jamie Jones (Gidion's Knot, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance), Rebecca Dines (The Homecoming, Widower's Houses), Laura Jane Bailey, and Devin O'Brien. MUD BLUE SKY plays now through October 3 (added performances: Tuesday, September 29, 7pm; Wednesday, September 30, 8pm; Thursday, October 1, 8pm; Friday, October 2, 8pm; Today, October 3, 8pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH with Debra Jo Rupp Opens Off-Broadway TonightBECOMING DR. RUTH with Debra Jo Rupp Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ("That 70's Show") written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd opens off-Broadway tonight, October 29, 2013. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH to Host Series of Talkbacks with its Legendary Subject Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, Begin. 10/30BECOMING DR. RUTH to Host Series of Talkbacks with its Legendary Subject Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, Begin. 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess have announced a special talkback series at Becoming Dr. Ruth, featuring America's favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, following select Wednesday evening performances. These special talkbacks will take place October 30, November 6, 13, 20 and December 18, and are complimentary to ticketholders for these performances. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Welcomes New Ensemble MembersA Red Orchid Theatre Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

A Red Orchid Theatre (AROT) welcomes award-winning actor Kamal Angelo Bolden, director and long-time AROT artistic associate Shade Murray, and lighting designer Mike Durst into its storied Ensemble. Bolden, Murray and Durst are the most recent additions to the A Red Orchid Theatre Ensemble, which includes Lance Baker, Dado, Jennifer Engstrom, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Joseph Fosco, Steve Haggard, Mierka Girten, Larry Grimm, Karen Kawa, Karen Kessler, Danny McCarthy, Brett Neveu, Michael Shannon, Guy Van Swearingen, Doug Vickers, Natalie West and Craig Wright. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents The Co-world Premiere Of APPROPRIATE By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Directed By Gary GriffinVictory Gardens Presents The Co-world Premiere Of APPROPRIATE By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Directed By Gary Griffin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Victory Gardens Theater kicks off its 2013-14 season with the Co-World Premiere of Appropriateby Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Gary Griffin. Appropriate is presented in association with Actors Theatre of Louisville and was developed, in part, by IGNITION 2012. Appropriate runs November 8-December 8, with the press performance on November 15, 2013, at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH Begins Previews Tonight at Westside TheatreBECOMING DR. RUTH Begins Previews Tonight at Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ("That 70's Show") written byMark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd begins previews tonight, Friday, October 11 at 8:00PM. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE Begins Performances Tonight Off-BroadwayThe New Group's STEVE Begins Performances Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays tonight, November 3, through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayThe New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for tonight, November 18. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH at TheaterWorks, Now thru 7/7Debra Jo Rupp Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH at TheaterWorks, Now thru 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Debra Jo Rupp stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. The comedy will run tonight, May 31 through July 7, 2013. (more...)

Steppenwolf to Host FIRST LOOK 101 and PROFESSIONALS' WEEKEND Initiatives, Summer 2013Steppenwolf to Host FIRST LOOK 101 and PROFESSIONALS' WEEKEND Initiatives, Summer 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will host two initiatives giving behind-the-scenes looks at the process of developing and producing new plays for local theatergoers and theater professionals from around the country alike. As part of the eighth annual First Look Repertory of New Work, Steppenwolf continues First Look 101, a unique two-month experience from June 1 - August 10 that takes enrolled participants on a backstage journey through all aspects of the new play development process-from the first rehearsal to the final performance. In addition, Steppenwolf hosts a Professionals' Weekend, August 8 - 11, during which theater practitioners join Steppenwolf in conversation about new plays, and attend First Look productions and readings in addition to special industry events. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

Raul Castillo & John Judd to Join Sandra Oh in Victory Gardens' DEATH AND THE MAIDEN this SummerRaul Castillo & John Judd to Join Sandra Oh in Victory Gardens' DEATH AND THE MAIDEN this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 2013-2014 season with Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden runs June 13 - July 13, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Tickets to Death and the Maiden go on sale to the public at noon on May 2, 2014. (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTERCasting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of THE DIVINE SISTER, the hilarious comic homage to nearly every Hollywood nun film ever made, by the divine high priestess of camp Charles Busch and directed by Shade Murray. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp & Andrea Anders Join Cast of CBS' Comedy Pilot CUZ-BROSDebra Jo Rupp & Andrea Anders Join Cast of CBS' Comedy Pilot CUZ-BROS
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The project 'centers on Nick (Stults), a successful, suave ladies man working as a sportscaster for a local Los Angeles TV station whose perfect life gets turned upside down when his mess of a cousin needs a place to stay. Rupp plays Merle, Nick's sweet, no-nonsense, widowed mother who lives nearby. Anders plays Stacey, the smart, tough lead anchor of the local news in L.A. where Nick does the sports.' (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Present MUD BLUE SKY, 4/9-5/25A Red Orchid Theatre to Present MUD BLUE SKY, 4/9-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of Mud Blue Sky written by Marisa Wegrzyn and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production will feature AROT Ensemble Members Natalie West, Mierka Girten and Kirsten Fitzgerald, and will run April 9 - May 25, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced for Cole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Running 8/28-9/28Cast Announced for Cole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Running 8/28-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Mike Leigh connoisseur Shade Murray, who directed the Jeff Award-winning Abigail's Party for A Red Orchid in 2010, will direct Cole Theatre's inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy. The production will star Boyd Harris, Maura Kidwell, Layne Manzer, Lauren Pizzi, Michaela Petro and Joel Reitsma. (more...)

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, Starring Sandra Oh, Extends Through July 20 at Victory Gardens TheaterDEATH AND THE MAIDEN, Starring Sandra Oh, Extends Through July 20 at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Victory Gardens Theater adds an additional week of performances to the run of Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden now runs June 13 - July 20, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sandra Oh and More in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN at Chicago's Victory Gardens TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Sandra Oh and More in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 2013-2014 season with Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden runs now through July 13, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. The cast of Death and the Maiden includes Raul Castillo, John Judd and Sandra Oh. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

The Kilroys Launch List of Industry-Recommended New Plays By WomenThe Kilroys Launch List of Industry-Recommended New Plays By Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Kilroys, an independent LA-based band of female playwrights and producers, have released THE LIST, the results of the first annual industry survey of excellent new plays by female-identified playwrights. (more...)

Road Theatre Announces 2014 Playwrights Festival, Featuring D.L. Coburn and More, 7/27-8/3Road Theatre Announces 2014 Playwrights Festival, Featuring D.L. Coburn and More, 7/27-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their 23rd season, the fifth annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF5). (more...)

DR. RUTH, ALL THE WAY Comes to TheaterWorks, 5/31-7/7DR. RUTH, ALL THE WAY Comes to TheaterWorks, 5/31-7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2013

Direct from its sold-out World Premiere at Barrington Stage Company, Dr. Ruth, All The Way will be directed by Julianne Boyd co-founder and Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company (BSC). TheaterWorks' production will be a revised version of BSC's production starring stage, film and television actress Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman on That 70's Show). Dr. Ruth, All the Way will run May 31st through July 7th, 2013. (more...)

Steppenwolf's FIRST LOOK Repertory of New Work Kicks Off TodaySteppenwolf's FIRST LOOK Repertory of New Work Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Performances begin today for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's eighth annual First Look Repertory of New Work, featuring three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory today, July 29 - August 25, 2013 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St). (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

Cole Theatre to Present Mike Leigh's ECSTASY, 8/21-9/28Cole Theatre to Present Mike Leigh's ECSTASY, 8/21-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The newly formed Equity Cole Theatre presents its inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy, running August 21-September 28 in Old Town. An intensely naturalistic and darkly comic portrait of gloom and joy, violence and romance, Ecstasy is the story of six sharply drawn characters and their struggle against despair one evening in a run-down London flat. The production stars Boyd Harris, Maura Kidwell, Layne Manzer, Lauren Pizzi, Michaela Petro and Joel Reitsma. Mike Leigh connoisseur Shade Murray, who directed the Jeff Award-winning Abigail's Party for A Red Orchid in 2010, directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's 2013 FIRST LOOK LineupPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's 2013 FIRST LOOK Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Performances begin in three weeks for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's upcoming eighth annual First Look Repertory of New Work, featuring three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory July 29 - August 25, 2013 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St). First Look 2013 includes: Annie Bosh is Missing by Janine Nabers, directed by Shade Murray; Buena Vista by Edith Freni, directed byensemble member Tim Hopper; and The Gospel of Franklin by Aaron Carter, directed by Robert O'Hara. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Annie Bosh, Buena Vista and The Gospel of Franklin in rehearsal! (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre's PATERNUS Begins 7/18Rogue Machine Theatre's PATERNUS Begins 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

As an "Off The Clock" late night entertainment option, Paternus connects audiences to Rogue Machine's edgy "not for primetime" new work. This is the same series that brought critical acclaim to shows like Small Engine Repair by John Pollono and Adam Rapp's Bingo With The Indians. Last season, Rogue Machine garnered twelve Ovation Award nominations after winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland, and BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row) since its inception in 2008. The company was lauded as "Best Theatre Company of 2012" by the LA Weekly. (more...)

Steppenwolf's Annual 'First Look Repertory of New Work' to Kick Off 7/29Steppenwolf's Annual 'First Look Repertory of New Work' to Kick Off 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Performances begin in three weeks for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's upcoming eighth annual First Look Repertory of New Work, featuring three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory July 29 - August 25, 2013 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St). (more...)

Photo Flash: Chester Theatre Company Presents MADAGASCAR, Now Through 7/6Photo Flash: Chester Theatre Company Presents MADAGASCAR, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will open its 25th Anniversary Season with J.T. Rogers' haunting mystery MADAGASCAR. The production, which runs from June 25th through July 6th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorites Debra Jo Rupp (A Body of Water) and Kim Stauffer (Crime and Punishment). (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp Joins the Parker Playhouse WinterStage Series in Mark St. Germain's BECOMING DR. RUTH, 4/16-20Debra Jo Rupp Joins the Parker Playhouse WinterStage Series in Mark St. Germain's BECOMING DR. RUTH, 4/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Matthew Lombardo present the Barrington Stage production of Becoming Dr. Ruth with Debra Jo Rupp as Dr. Ruth Westheimer at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale from Wednesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 31for the acclaimed Mark St. Germain play, which is directed by Julianne Boyd and is part of the WinterStage Series at the Parker Playhouse. The production comes direct from New York and will be produced by Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp Set for HOW TO KILL YOUR MOTHER WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Reading at WPPAC, 1/25Debra Jo Rupp Set for HOW TO KILL YOUR MOTHER WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Reading at WPPAC, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents a reading of a new comedy as part of the inaugural PAGE TO STAGE reading series. Join us on Sunday, January 25 at 7:00 pm for How To Kill Your Mother Without Really Trying (a comedy by a resentful son) Part 1-A, written by Steve Bluestein with special guest star Debra Jo Rupp (TV's The 70's Show). (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATEDA Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

A Red Orchid Sets SENDER World Premiere CastA Red Orchid Sets SENDER World Premiere Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

?A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. Sender will run April 14 - May 29, 2016. The press opening for Sender is April 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown SeriesFRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

WPPAC's HOW TO KILL YOUR MOTHER WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Reading Set for TodayWPPAC's HOW TO KILL YOUR MOTHER WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Reading Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents a reading of a new comedy as part of the inaugural PAGE TO STAGE reading series. Join us today, February 21 at 7:00 pm for How To Kill Your Mother Without Really Trying (a comedy by a resentful son) Part 1-A, written by Steve Bluestein with special guest star Debra Jo Rupp (TV's The 70's Show). (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR thru March 15A Red Orchid Theatre Extends ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR thru March 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, A Red Orchid Theatre announces the extension of Accidentally, Like a Martyr, written by Grant James Varjas and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray and featuring Ensemble Members Steve Haggard, and Doug Vickers with David Cerda, Layne Manzer, Luce Metrius, Troy West and Dominique Worsley The production now runs January 15 - March 15, 2015, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. (more...)

WPPAC's HOW TO KILL YOUR MOTHER WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Reading Set for 2/21WPPAC's HOW TO KILL YOUR MOTHER WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Reading Set for 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents a reading of a new comedy as part of the inaugural PAGE TO STAGE reading series. Join us on Saturday, February 21 at 7:00 pm for How To Kill Your Mother Without Really Trying (a comedy by a resentful son) Part 1-A, written by Steve Bluestein with special guest star Debra Jo Rupp (TV's The 70's Show). (more...)

Steppenwolf to Host FIRST LOOK 101 and PROFESSIONALS' WEEKEND Initiatives, Summer 2013Steppenwolf to Host FIRST LOOK 101 and PROFESSIONALS' WEEKEND Initiatives, Summer 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will host two initiatives giving behind-the-scenes looks at the process of developing and producing new plays for local theatergoers and theater professionals from around the country alike. As part of the eighth annual First Look Repertory of New Work, Steppenwolf continues First Look 101, a unique two-month experience from June 1 - August 10 that takes enrolled participants on a backstage journey through all aspects of the new play development process-from the first rehearsal to the final performance. In addition, Steppenwolf hosts a Professionals' Weekend, August 8 - 11, during which theater practitioners join Steppenwolf in conversation about new plays, and attend First Look productions and readings in addition to special industry events. (more...)

Steep Theatre's 14th Season to Feature Regional Premieres and Directors Jonathan Berrie, Joanie Schultz, and Robin WittSteep Theatre's 14th Season to Feature Regional Premieres and Directors Jonathan Berrie, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Steep Theatre's upcoming Fourteenth Season features a slate of four premieres directed by a lineup of Chicago's hottest directors. Steep Artistic Associates Jonathan Berry, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt, who have accounted for some of Steep's most memorable shows in recent years, return home to direct this season. (more...)

Aurora Theatre's Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY Begins TonightAurora Theatre's Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

Cole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Begins TonightCole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mike Leigh connoisseur Shade Murray, who directed the Jeff Award-winning Abigail's Party for A Red Orchid in 2010, will direct Cole Theatre's inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy. The production will star Boyd Harris, Maura Kidwell, Layne Manzer, Lauren Pizzi, Michaela Petro and Joel Reitsma. (more...)

LITTLE ERIK World Premiere and More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE ERIK World Premiere and More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 24th season. (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets First Look 2014 Lineup; Runs 7/26-8/24Steppenwolf Sets First Look 2014 Lineup; Runs 7/26-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the line-up for the ninth annual First Look Repertory of New Work, featuring three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory July 26 - August 24, 2014 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St). First Look 2014 includes: Ironbound by Martyna Majok, Hushabye by Tanya Saracho and Okay, Bye by Joshua Conkel. The 2014 festival also features readings of two new plays, American Beauty Shop by Dana Lynn Formby and Opium Den by Julie Marie Myatt. Tickets to First Look Repertory of New Work ($20) are on sale now. To purchase tickets or RSVP for the free readings, call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

LITTLE ERIK World Premiere and More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE ERIK World Premiere and More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 24th season. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp Joins the Parker Playhouse WinterStage Series in Mark St. Germain's BECOMING DR. RUTH, Now thru 4/20Debra Jo Rupp Joins the Parker Playhouse WinterStage Series in Mark St. Germain's BECOMING DR. RUTH, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Matthew Lombardo present the Barrington Stage production of Becoming Dr. Ruth with Debra Jo Rupp as Dr. Ruth Westheimer at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale from tonight, April 16 through Sunday, April 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 31for the acclaimed Mark St. Germain play, which is directed by Julianne Boyd and is part of the WinterStage Series at the Parker Playhouse. The production comes direct from New York and will be produced by Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess. (more...)

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