Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More to Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), October 2-24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

Fringe Encore Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

With over 200 shows presented at FringeNYC Festival and 900 at Edinburgh Fringe, it's hard to be in the know about what's worth seeing. Even worse is having missed the show everyone is talking about post festival. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Fringe Encore Series will present some of the most critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing shows from both festivals. But more importantly, pinpoints and cultivates the theater talent of tomorrow. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), now through October 24. Opening Night is tonight, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, October 2, through October 24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

VH Theatrical Development Foundation proudly announces the Off-Broadway premiere of THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN will be performed tonight, October 16th through Sunday, December 14th at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, Manhattan). The Press Opening is Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the rotating casts for the New York premiere of DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Presents TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I AND II, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

John Douglas Thompson will lead a company of 19 actors playing 60 roles in the first major New York production since Broadway 1956 of Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, announced. Directed and edited by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Marlowe's two-part drama will be performed as one 3.5-hour play, plus a 30-minute intermission. (more...)

Irish Rep's THE WEIR Returning this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically-acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, will return this summer.  THE WEIR will begin previews on Tuesday, June 30th and will be performed through Sunday, August 23rd at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea).  Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th, 2015.  (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Mass Live Arts Sets Third Annual Season, Kicking Off in July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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ALL GONE WEST Runs Now thru 4/18 at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

'All Gone West,' a new play by John Attanas, transports us to the New York jazz scene of the early 50's. An Army vet, in love with a secretary at CCNY, would win her by setting up a be-bop club on Ninth Avenue with the help of a black saxophonist he has befriended in the service and a couple of low-lives he has met along the way. The couple's story is one of dreams dashed and fulfilled; love denied and embraced. The play features a cast of six plus a live, four-piece jazz ensemble. Jonathan Fluck, former Executive Director of IRT Theatre, will produce and direct the play's world premiere run March 28 to April 18, 2015 at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street (East Village). (more...)

RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION Extends Through May 3 at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

After a successful five-star-rated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a two month run with the 2014 Edinburgh Encore series at SoHo Playhouse, the theater's Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole, is proud to announce the final extension of Rap Guide to Religion with its final performance on May 3rd, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 26, 2015

Long before there was “American Idol” or “The Voice,” there were the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions. A 62-year tradition in the opera world, it comes to a head at the National Council Auditions Finals Concert, which took place this year on Sunday afternoon. It was the culmination of a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional and national levels. And while it's not glitzy and not performed before an audience of millions, well, it's at the Met. Enough said. (more...)

South Camden Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey announces its twelfth season for 2016 and 2017 titled Gods and Emperors featuring works written by Eugene O'Neill, Colm Toibin, Joseph M. Paprzycki and Chaim Potok and Aaron Posner. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' acclaimed drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), opening April 17 and continuing through May 15, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Previews begin April 5. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

George M. Cohan and Eugene O'Neill: Two Irish-Americans Who Helped Define Broadway
by Michael Dale - Mar 17, 2016

A St. Patrick's Day toast to the Father of the American Musical Comedy and The Father of the American Drama. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Geva to Continue Season with Co-Production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from March 29 through April 24. (more...)

Marcel Spears Awarded Classic Stage Company's 2015 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Classic Stage Company has announced that Marcel Spears is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

Fringe Encore Series to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

With over 200 shows presented at FringeNYC Festival and 900 at Edinburgh Fringe, it's hard to be in the know about what's worth seeing. Even worse is having missed the show everyone is talking about post festival. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Fringe Encore Series will present some of the most critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing shows from both festivals. But more importantly, pinpoints and cultivates the theater talent of tomorrow. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically-acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, will be extended through Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea).  (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Open LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

This monumental, searing masterwork, which earned O'Neill his fourth Pulitzer Prize for Drama, opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on January 29 and continues through February 28, 2016. (more...)

Elements Theatre Company to Live Stream Performance at Walter Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, Mass., a professional, non-profit, resident theater company whose core mission is to educate and illuminate through the arts, brings its 2015 touring program to New York City January 25 through February 11. The company will present Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in six performances at various venues throughout the city and lead related workshops, talk-backs and panel discussions on our culture's view of "The Other." (more...)

REDCAT Presents Wooster Group's 'EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS', Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

REDCAT, Calarts' Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, presents the newest Wooster Group work, Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation tonight, January 21 to February 1, 2015. (more...)

VIDEOS: Five Broadway Songs That Confronted American Audiences On Racism
by Michael Dale - Jan 18, 2016

Five moments when Broadway songwriters risked shocking and angering patrons with discomforting truths. (more...)

RSC Actor to Lead SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE for Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Oxford Playhouse's stirring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, starring celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph, as a part of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration. (more...)

Sterling K. Brown to Reprise Role in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced casting for the West Coast premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)' which begins previews April 5, opens April 17 and continues through May 15, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Baba Brinkman's RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS to Make U.S. Debut at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director. (more...)

ALL GONE WEST to Run 3/28-4/18 at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

'All Gone West,' a new play by John Attanas, transports us to the New York jazz scene of the early 50's. An Army vet, in love with a secretary at CCNY, would win her by setting up a be-bop club on Ninth Avenue with the help of a black saxophonist he has befriended in the service and a couple of low-lives he has met along the way. The couple's story is one of dreams dashed and fulfilled; love denied and embraced. The play features a cast of six plus a live, four-piece jazz ensemble. Jonathan Fluck, former Executive Director of IRT Theatre, will produce and direct the play's world premiere run March 28 to April 18, 2015 at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street (East Village). (more...)

Review Roundup: THE ICEMAN COMETH Opens at BAM
by Review Roundups - Feb 12, 2015

BAM and Scott Rudin present the Goodman Theatre's renowned revival of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH now through March 15. The production opens tonight, February 12, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Elements Theatre to Bring POUND OF FLESH Touring Show to NYC, 1/25-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, Mass., a resident theater company whose core mission is to educate and illuminate through the arts, brings its 2015 touring program to New York City January 25 through February 11. The company will present Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in six performances at various venues throughout the city and lead related workshops, talk-backs and panel discussions on our culture's view of "The Other." (more...)

Elements Theatre to Bring POUND OF FLESH Touring Show to NYC, 1/25-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, Mass., a resident theater company whose core mission is to educate and illuminate through the arts, brings its 2015 touring program to New York City January 25 through February 11. The company will present Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in six performances at various venues throughout the city and lead related workshops, talk-backs and panel discussions on our culture's view of "The Other." (more...)

Paterson Joseph to Bring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM, 12/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher this December. (more...)

Paterson Joseph Brings SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl) this weekend, Dec 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 20 at 3 p.m. (more...)

REDCAT to Present Wooster Group's 'EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS', 1/21-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

REDCAT, Calarts' Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, presents the newest Wooster Group work, Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation January 21 to February 1, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Headed Back to Broadway Starring Forest Whitaker!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This just in! BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the Academy Award, Golden Globe & BAFTA winning actor Forest Whitaker will make his highly anticipated Broadway debut in HUGHIE, by four- time Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Prize Laureate Eugene O'Neill. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner winner Michael Grandage, HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement in the spring of 2016 on Broadway at a Shubert Theatre to be announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night- RED VELVET at Shakespeare & Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 15, 2015

Shakespeare & Company presented the first full American production of Red Velvet, written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Daniela Varon, and starring OBIE Award-winning actor John Douglas Thompson last night and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. This powerful and emotional drama joins the Tina Packer Playhouse repertory and runs through September 13. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Melissa Ritz Brings 'BOMBSHELL OF RHYTHM' to SoHo Playhouse thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

On the heels of receiving the coveted 'Pick of the Fringe' award for her one-woman show, Melissa Ritz brings Bombshell of Rhythm: The Life & Secrets of Ina Ray Hutton to NYC's SoHo Playhouse, now through August 30th. (more...)

Irish Rep to Open Season with American Premiere of THE QUARE LAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre announces the first production of its 28th theater season -- the American premiere of John McManus's THE QUARE LAND, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly.  Developed as part of the Irish Rep's Reading Series in 2014, THE QUARE LAND will be performed Tuesday, September 22 - Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea).  The Opening is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015. (more...)

The Wooster Group's EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS to Run 4/23-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will present a strictly limited return engagement of The Wooster Group's Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, April 23 - May 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS West Coast Premiere at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Previews have begun for Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' powerful drama, "Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)." Directed by Jo Bonney, "Father Comes Home" opens April 17 and continues through May 15, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

John Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Acclaimed classical actor John Douglas Thompson will receive the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language In Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday. The celebration, Monday, May 11, is at Capitale, 130 Bowery on the Lower East Side. (more...)

The Wooster Group's EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS Begins Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will present a strictly limited return engagement of The Wooster Group's Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, tonight, April 23 - May 4. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' poignant new drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) opened last weekend, April 17, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere of 'Father Comes Home...' plays through May 15. Click below to watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' poignant new drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) opened last Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere of 'Father Comes Home...' plays through May 15. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

ALL GONE WEST to Run 3/28-4/18 at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

'All Gone West,' a new play by John Attanas, transports us to the New York jazz scene of the early 50's. An Army vet, in love with a secretary at CCNY, would win her by setting up a be-bop club on Ninth Avenue with the help of a black saxophonist he has befriended in the service and a couple of low-lives he has met along the way. The couple's story is one of dreams dashed and fulfilled; love denied and embraced. The play features a cast of six plus a live, four-piece jazz ensemble. Jonathan Fluck, former Executive Director of IRT Theatre, will produce and direct the play's world premiere run March 28 to April 18, 2015 at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street (East Village). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sterling K. Brown, Michael McKean and More in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' poignant new drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) opens this Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere of 'Father Comes Home...' plays through May 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: A Love Letter to Theatre's Golden Age, ACT ONE Triumphs at the Good Theater
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 11, 2016

Portland's Good Theater is closing, what has been a highly adventurous and challenging fourteenth season, with a triumphant production of Act One, James Lapine's play based on the autobiography of Moss Hart. This nostalgic, subtly comic, and warmly touching work tells the story of a young Hart, learning to navigate the complex currents of writing a Broadway show in the 1930s. Told by two narrators, Lapine's play brings to life not only the Hart-George S. Kaufmann partnership, but a host of other colorful historical characters who helped to shape this golden age of the stage. (more...)

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