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The Winners! 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Honor The Best of Off-Off BroadwayThe Winners! 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Honor The Best of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 23, 2014

The 10th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony will celebrate the Off-Off-Broadway Theatre community and honor this past season's greatest achievements. The awards will be presented by celebrities from the theatre community at large. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New AudienceTHE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New AudienceTHE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Launches Dallas Theater Center's 2013-14 Season TonightA RAISIN IN THE SUN Launches Dallas Theater Center's 2013-14 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance tonight, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Stages CLYBOURNE PARK in Rep with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Now thru 10/27Dallas Theater Center Stages CLYBOURNE PARK in Rep with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Now thru 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Dallas Theater Center has announced the regional premiere of Clybourne Park, running in rotating rep with A Raisin in the Sun, to launch the theater's 55th season. Clybourne Park will be directed by DTC Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell. Clybourne Park begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance tonight, October 4 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Mary Beth Fisher, Jordan Baker-Kilner and More to Star in Goodman Theatre's LUNA GALE; Cast Announced!Mary Beth Fisher, Jordan Baker-Kilner and More to Star in Goodman Theatre's LUNA GALE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The question of who determines a child's fate amidst drug addiction, religion and child custody laws takes center stage in Rebecca Gilman's newest work, Luna Gale, directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman and Company Begin Rehearsals Today for THE RIVER; Yesterday? Fishing!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Thursday, October 2 in New York City for The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson. The River begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. (more...)

Believe Theatrical to Host Public Reading of Rebecca Gilman's BLUE SURGE; Rachel Brosnahan to StarBelieve Theatrical to Host Public Reading of Rebecca Gilman's BLUE SURGE; Rachel Brosnahan to Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

On December 2nd, Believe Theatrical will host the first public reading of Rebecca Gilman's screenplay adaptation of Blue Surge at the Pater Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street. Michael Walker (Price Check) will direct the stellar NYC cast to be led by Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) and to include Jayce Bartok (The Cake Eaters), Phil Burke (Hell on Wheels) and Kate White (Fall to Rise), Autumn Dornfeld (Law & Order), Katy Wright-Mead (The Knick) and Patrick James Lynch (Peter & The Star Catcher) among others. (more...)

MCC Theater Youth Company Announces UNCENSORED 2013, 5/13MCC Theater Youth Company Announces UNCENSORED 2013, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) have announced plans for its annual UnCensored, an evening of original monologues, scenes, music, and ensemble pieces written and performed by the MCC Theater Youth Company, a free, after-school program of New York City high school students interested in exploring self-expression and developing their acting and dramatic writing skills. (more...)

It's Official! Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly, Cush Jumbo Set for Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER at Circle in the Square This FallIt's Official! Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly, Cush Jumbo Set for Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER at Circle in the Square This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

We've been reporting on the buzz since January, but now Hugh Jackman is making Broadway fan's May dreams come true! It's just been officially announced that Sonia Friedman Productions will present the Royal Court Theatre production of THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

Submissions Now Being Accepted for 4th Annual NEWvember New Plays FestivalSubmissions Now Being Accepted for 4th Annual NEWvember New Plays Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

AboutFACE Ireland, in partnership with Tangent Theatre Company, are delighted to announce the Call for Submissions for their 4th annual NEWvember New Plays Festival - a showcase of original plays by promising playwrights to be held at the Carpenter Shop Theatre in the historic village of Tivoli in upstate New York. The NEWvember Festival will showcase these works over a four-day weekend in November, presented via rehearsed readings and featuring established actors and directors bringing these works to life. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's NEXT UP 2013 - THE INTERNATIONALIST, FAT PIG and THE DRUNKEN CITYPhoto Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's NEXT UP 2013 - THE INTERNATIONALIST, FAT PIG and THE DRUNKEN CITY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Performances begin in just five weeks for the third annual Next Up, continuing Steppenwolf Theatre Company's commitment to Chicago's next generation of theater artists. Next Up features three productions presented in rotating repertory, in collaboration with Northwestern University's MFA programs in Direction and Design. Next Up 2013 showcases the work of graduates of those programs with casts of professional Chicago actors-including nine alumni of the School at Steppenwolf: Fat Pig by Neil LaBute, directed by David Prete; The Drunken City by Adam Bock, directed by Johnny Michael DiResta; and The Internationalist by Anne Washburn, directed by Erin Murray. BroadwayWorld has a first look at all three prodcuctions below! (more...)

Enda Walsh's PENELOPE to Open 6/14 at Rogue MachineEnda Walsh's PENELOPE to Open 6/14 at Rogue Machine
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award winning playwright Enda Walsh will be represented once again at Rogue Machine Theatre when PENELOPE opens on June 14th at 8pm. (more...)

REASONS TO BE HAPPY with Jenna Fischer Extends Through 6/29REASONS TO BE HAPPY with Jenna Fischer Extends Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, Reasons to Be Happy, also directed by LaBute, will now extend throughSaturday, June 29th. It was previously scheduled through June 23rd. (more...)

FAT PIG, THE DRUNKEN CITY and THE INTERNATIONALIST Set for Steppenwolf's NEXT UP, Beg. TodayFAT PIG, THE DRUNKEN CITY and THE INTERNATIONALIST Set for Steppenwolf's NEXT UP, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Performances begin in just five weeks for the third annual Next Up, continuing Steppenwolf Theatre Company's commitment to Chicago's next generation of theater artists. Next Up features three productions presented in rotating repertory, in collaboration with Northwestern University's MFA programs in Direction and Design. Next Up 2013 showcases the work of graduates of those programs with casts of professional Chicago actors-including nine alumni of the School at Steppenwolf: Fat Pig by Neil LaBute, directed by David Prete; The Drunken City by Adam Bock, directed by Johnny Michael DiResta; and The Internationalist by Anne Washburn, directed by Erin Murray. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Stage Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, 4/20-5/26Circle Theatre to Stage Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, 4/20-5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Circle Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, directed by Elizabeth Margolius. A romantic love story, written by a trio of musical theatre greats, Death Takes a Holiday will transport audiences to the post-war Italian countryside. The show feaures music & lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan. (more...)

Steppenwolf's NEXT UP 2013 Begins 5/28Steppenwolf's NEXT UP 2013 Begins 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

Performances begin in just five weeks for the third annual Next Up, continuing Steppenwolf Theatre Company's commitment to Chicago's next generation of theater artists. Next Up features three productions presented in rotating repertory, in collaboration with Northwestern University's MFA programs in Direction and Design. Next Up 2013 showcases the work of graduates of those programs with casts of professional Chicago actors-including nine alumni of the School at Steppenwolf: Fat Pig by Neil LaBute, directed by David Prete; The Drunken City by Adam Bock, directed by Johnny Michael DiResta; and The Internationalist by Anne Washburn, directed by Erin Murray. (more...)

MERCY, GOING HOME and NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK Set for MCC Theater's Spring 2013 Playlab ReadingsMERCY, GOING HOME and NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK Set for MCC Theater's Spring 2013 Playlab Readings
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

MCC THEATER has announced the line-up for their Spring 2013 PlayLab readings of new plays by three members of the company's Playwrights' Coalition: Adam Szymkowicz, Ed Napier, and Ashlin Halfnight to be held respectively at 7PM on June 3, June 10 and June 23, 2013 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The series offers a rare look into the development process of new plays by some of New York's most exciting playwrights. Audience members will also be invited to meet and greet the artists at receptions directly following the readings. (more...)

2013 Sandbox Series of World Premieres  Debut Production of the National New Play Network's GROUNDED2013 Sandbox Series of World Premieres Debut Production of the National New Play Network's GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

The San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) concludes its fourth season of the Sandbox Series of new plays in alliance with theNational New Play Network (NNPN) to present the 'Rolling World Premiere' of Grounded by George Brant. The one-woman play will be directed by Susannah Martin and feature Lauren English*. The San Francisco Playhouse is proud to host the first production for this year's 'Rolling World Premiere.' (more...)

THE WALKING DEAD's Jon Bernthal and John Pollono to Star in SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, May-June 2013THE WALKING DEAD's Jon Bernthal and John Pollono to Star in SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, May-June 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2013

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced that Jon Bernthal (AMC's "The Walking Dead") and actor/playwright John Pollono will star in the New York Premiere of Small Engine Repair, by John Pollono, directed by Jo Bonney (Neil LaBute's The Break of Noon, Some Girl(s), Fat Pig). The production will be the third and final production of MCC's 2012-13 three-play mainstage season, which marks the company's 27th consecutive year producing and developing new work by today's most provocative and vibrant artists. Small Engine Repair will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) May 16 - June 23, 2013. (more...)

MERCY, GOING HOME and NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK Set for MCC Theater's Spring 2013 Playlab ReadingsMERCY, GOING HOME and NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK Set for MCC Theater's Spring 2013 Playlab Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

MCC THEATER has announced the line-up for their Spring 2013 PlayLab readings of new plays by three members of the company's Playwrights' Coalition: Adam Szymkowicz, Ed Napier, and Ashlin Halfnight to be held respectively at 7PM on June 3, June 10 and June 23, 2013 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The series offers a rare look into the development process of new plays by some of New York's most exciting playwrights. Audience members will also be invited to meet and greet the artists at receptions directly following the readings. (more...)

MERCY, GOING HOME and NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK Set for MCC Theater's Spring 2013 Playlab ReadingsMERCY, GOING HOME and NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK Set for MCC Theater's Spring 2013 Playlab Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

MCC Theater has announced the line-up for their Spring 2013 PlayLab readings of new plays by three members of the company's Playwrights' Coalition: Adam Szymkowicz, Ed Napier, and Ashlin Halfnight to be held respectively at 7PM tonight, June 3, June 10 and June 23, 2013 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The series offers a rare look into the development process of new plays by some of New York's most exciting playwrights. Audience members will also be invited to meet and greet the artists at receptions directly following the readings. (more...)

REASONS TO BE HAPPY with Jenna Fischer Extends Through TodayREASONS TO BE HAPPY with Jenna Fischer Extends Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, Reasons to Be Happy, also directed by LaBute, will now extend throughToday, June 29th. It was previously scheduled through June 23rd. (more...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman to Join CHILD 44?Philip Seymour Hoffman to Join CHILD 44?
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

According to Deadline.com, Philip Seymour Hoffman is in negotiations for CHILD 44, directed by Daniel Espinosa for Summit Entertainment. He would join Tom Hardy, Roomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman. (more...)

MERCY, GOING HOME and NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK Set for MCC Theater's Spring 2013 Playlab ReadingsMERCY, GOING HOME and NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK Set for MCC Theater's Spring 2013 Playlab Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

MCC THEATER has announced the line-up for their Spring 2013 PlayLab readings of new plays by three members of the company's Playwrights' Coalition: Adam Szymkowicz, Ed Napier, and Ashlin Halfnight to be held respectively at 7PM on June 3, June 10 and June 23, 2013 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The series offers a rare look into the development process of new plays by some of New York's most exciting playwrights. Audience members will also be invited to meet and greet the artists at receptions directly following the readings. (more...)

THE WALKING DEAD's Jon Bernthal and John Pollono to Star in SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, May-June 2013THE WALKING DEAD's Jon Bernthal and John Pollono to Star in SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, May-June 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced that Jon Bernthal (AMC's "The Walking Dead") and actor/playwright John Pollono will star in the New York Premiere of Small Engine Repair, by John Pollono, directed by Jo Bonney (Neil LaBute's The Break of Noon, Some Girl(s), Fat Pig). The production will be the third and final production of MCC's 2012-13 three-play mainstage season, which marks the company's 27th consecutive year producing and developing new work by today's most provocative and vibrant artists. Small Engine Repair will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) May 16 - June 23, 2013. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Maggie Gyllenhaal Set to Lead THE VILLAGE BIKE at MCC in June 2014; HAND OF GOD Included in Line-Up!BREAKING NEWS: Maggie Gyllenhaal Set to Lead THE VILLAGE BIKE at MCC in June 2014; HAND OF GOD Included in Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

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David Aaron Baker & Kelly McAndrew to Lead Chautauqua Theater Company's DARK RADIO Reading, 7/11-13David Aaron Baker & Kelly McAndrew to Lead Chautauqua Theater Company's DARK RADIO Reading, 7/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Continuing to build on the enormous success of new play development at Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, announces casting for the Signature Staged Readings of Dark Radio by Colin McKenna to be presented July 11-13 on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

Jon Bernthal, Christopher Fitzgerald Depart MCC's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR; James Badge Dale, James Ransone Join CastJon Bernthal, Christopher Fitzgerald Depart MCC's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR; James Badge Dale, James Ransone Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

MCC THEATER today announced that James Badge Dale (World War Z, HBO's The Pacific), James Ransone (HBO's 'The Wire') will replace Jon Bernthal and Christopher Fitzgerald in the New York Premiere of John Pollono's celebrated Small Engine Repair. Keegan Allen ('Pretty Little Liars') has also joined the cast. Small Engine Repair is the comic thriller that premiered to rave reviews and sold-out audiences at L.A.'s Rogue Machine Theatre, where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Playwriting, among many other honors. The New York production of Small Engine Repair will be directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Some Girl(s), Fat Pig) and begins at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on October 30, 2013. An official opening night is set for November 18, 2013. (more...)

Lionsgate Acquires A MOST WANTED MAN, Starring Philip Seymour HoffmanLionsgate Acquires A MOST WANTED MAN, Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman
by Jessica Showers - Jul 30, 2013

Deadline.com reports that Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights for A MOST WANTED MAN, directed by Anton Cobjin. The adaptation of John le Carre's novel stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. (more...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman to Star in, Executive Produce Showtime Pilot TRENDING DOWNPhilip Seymour Hoffman to Star in, Executive Produce Showtime Pilot TRENDING DOWN
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 26, 2013

According to Variety, the acclaimed actor will executive produce and star in the premium cable network's upcoming pilot TRENDING DOWNWARDS, described as 'a blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture.' The official announcement is expected next week. (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces 2014 IT Awards NomineesNew York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces 2014 IT Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21, 2014, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 nominees at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the IT PARTY took place at XL Night Club, 512 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Hannah Sloat, Hardy Pinnell & More Set for THE GLORY OF LIVING at Access Theatre, Begin. 8/1Hannah Sloat, Hardy Pinnell & More Set for THE GLORY OF LIVING at Access Theatre, Begin. 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

REVOLVE PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living, directed by Ashley Kelly Tata. The Glory of Living will play a three-week limited engagement at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, New York, NY). Performances begin Thursday, August 1 and continue Sunday, August 18. Opening Night is Saturday, August 3 (8 p.m.). (more...)

LANCELOT to Play The Gym at Judson, 8/13-29LANCELOT to Play The Gym at Judson, 8/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

360repco presents Lancelot, a world premiere drama by award-winning playwright Steven Fechter (The Woodsman), and music by New York-based rock band The Head Set. Thom Fogarty directs a cast of four, including Stephen James Anthony* (Bway: War Horse), Lulu Fogarty*, Romy Nordlinger* and Grant Riordon. Performances will be staged at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street @ Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 from August 13-29, 2014. (more...)

David Aaron Baker & Kelly McAndrew Lead Chautauqua Theater Company's DARK RADIO Reading, Now thru 7/13David Aaron Baker & Kelly McAndrew Lead Chautauqua Theater Company's DARK RADIO Reading, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Continuing to build on the enormous success of new play development at Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, announces casting for the Signature Staged Readings of Dark Radio by Colin McKenna to be presented today, July 11-13 on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's LUNA GALEPhoto Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's LUNA GALE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Who best determines an infant's fate among differing values concerning drugs, religion and child rearing? Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman asks this question and more in her latest play, Luna Gale, directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls in their fourth collaboration. Gilman's seven Goodman productions-six of which were world premieres, including five commissions-make her one of the most-produced contemporary playwrights in the theater's history. Luna Gale runs now through February 23 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, January 27). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Rebecca Gilman's LUNA GALE at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Rebecca Gilman's LUNA GALE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

Who best determines an infant's fate among differing values concerning drugs, religion and child rearing? Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman asks this question and more in her latest play, Luna Gale, directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls in their fourth collaboration. Gilman's seven Goodman productions-six of which were world premieres, including five commissions-make her one of the most-produced contemporary playwrights in the theater's history. Luna Gale runs January 18 - February 23 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, January 27). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Mary Beth Fisher, Jordan Baker-Kilner and More Star in Goodman Theatre's LUNA GALE, Beg. TonightMary Beth Fisher, Jordan Baker-Kilner and More Star in Goodman Theatre's LUNA GALE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2014

The question of who determines a child's fate amidst drug addiction, religion and child custody laws takes center stage in Rebecca Gilman's newest work, Luna Gale, directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Rebecca Gilman's LUNA GALE at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Rebecca Gilman's LUNA GALE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Who best determines an infant's fate among differing values concerning drugs, religion and child rearing? Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman asks this question and more in her latest play, Luna Gale, directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls in their fourth collaboration. Gilman's seven Goodman productions-six of which were world premieres, including five commissions-make her one of the most-produced contemporary playwrights in the theater's history. Luna Gale runs January 18 - February 23 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, January 27). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Rebecca Gilman's LUNA GALE to Begin Performances 1/18 at Goodman TheatreRebecca Gilman's LUNA GALE to Begin Performances 1/18 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Who best determines an infant's fate among differing values concerning drugs, religion and child rearing? Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman asks this question and more in her latest play, Luna Gale, directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls in their fourth collaboration. Gilman's seven Goodman productions-six of which were world premieres, including five commissions-make her one of the most-produced contemporary playwrights in the theater's history. Appearing in her 16th Goodman production, Chicago stage favorite Mary Beth Fisher-who also originated roles in Gilman's Spinning Into Butter and Boy Gets Girl-stars as veteran social worker Caroline, who is charged with making tough decisions about the future of Luna Gale, a vulnerable child. The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, Luna Gale is part of the Goodman's "Great Women at Play" subscription package, featuring works written and/or directed by Rachel Rockwell (Brigadoon), Joanie Schultz (Venus in Fur), Jessica Thebus, Tracey Scott Wilson (Buzzer) and Mary Zimmerman (The White Snake). Luna Gale runs January 18 - February 23 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, January 27). Tickets ($25 - $81; subject to change) are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Luna, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). The Goodman Women's Board is a Major Production Sponsor and Mayer Brown is a Corporate Sponsor Partner. Ogletree Deakins and U.S. Bank are the Opening Night Sponsors. Audience enrichment events and a full performance calendar follow. (more...)

World Premiere of Steve Spencer's PUSH BUTTON MURDER Begins 1/8 at the side projectWorld Premiere of Steve Spencer's PUSH BUTTON MURDER Begins 1/8 at the side project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

the side project will kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of Steve Spencer's dark comedy, Push Button Murder. Spencer, the author of 2007 blackbox hit Another Day in the Empire, continues his biting, sarcastic and caustic humor with his play which starts previews January 8, 2015. The play marks his first at the side project. It's director Ronan Marra's side project debut as well. (more...)

World Premiere of Steve Spencer's PUSH BUTTON MURDER Begins Next Month at the side projectWorld Premiere of Steve Spencer's PUSH BUTTON MURDER Begins Next Month at the side project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

the side project will kick off the New Year with the World Premiere of Steve Spencer's dark comedy, Push Button Murder. Spencer, the author of 2007 blackbox hit Another Day in the Empire, continues his biting, sarcastic and caustic humor with his play which starts previews January 8, 2015. The play marks his first at the side project. It's director Ronan Marra's side project debut as well. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Stage CLYBOURNE PARK in Rep with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 10/4-27Dallas Theater Center to Stage CLYBOURNE PARK in Rep with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 10/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Dallas Theater Center has announced the regional premiere of Clybourne Park, running in rotating rep with A Raisin in the Sun, to launch the theater's 55th season. Clybourne Park will be directed by DTC Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell. Clybourne Park begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, October 4 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN to Launch Dallas Theater Center's 2013-14 Season, 9/13-10/27A RAISIN IN THE SUN to Launch Dallas Theater Center's 2013-14 Season, 9/13-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Stages Rep to Present DOLLHOUSE Regional Premiere, 4/3-28Stages Rep to Present DOLLHOUSE Regional Premiere, 4/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Eva Laporte directs the regional premiere of Rebecca Gilman's Dollhouse, a 2004 Goodman-commission adapted from Ibsen's A Doll's House. Set at the cusp of the economic downturn of the past decade, Gilman's Dollhouse explores the economy of a relationship in America. The play is particularly poignant in the after-math of the mortgage crisis and the continuing economic struggles in America. (more...)

FAT PIG, THE DRUNKEN CITY and THE INTERNATIONALIST Set for Steppenwolf's NEXT UP, Beg. 5/28FAT PIG, THE DRUNKEN CITY and THE INTERNATIONALIST Set for Steppenwolf's NEXT UP, Beg. 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Performances begin in just five weeks for the third annual Next Up, continuing Steppenwolf Theatre Company's commitment to Chicago's next generation of theater artists. Next Up features three productions presented in rotating repertory, in collaboration with Northwestern University's MFA programs in Direction and Design. Next Up 2013 showcases the work of graduates of those programs with casts of professional Chicago actors-including nine alumni of the School at Steppenwolf: Fat Pig by Neil LaBute, directed by David Prete; The Drunken City by Adam Bock, directed by Johnny Michael DiResta; and The Internationalist by Anne Washburn, directed by Erin Murray. (more...)

Circle Theatre Stages Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, Now thru 5/26Circle Theatre Stages Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, Now thru 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Circle Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, directed by Elizabeth Margolius. A romantic love story, written by a trio of musical theatre greats, Death Takes a Holiday will transport audiences to the post-war Italian countryside. The show feaures music & lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan. (more...)

THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY to Play Profiles Theatre, 3/7-4/14THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY to Play Profiles Theatre, 3/7-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

Profiles Theatre continues its 2012-2013 Season with the Midwest Premiere of The Dream of Burning Boy by West Read, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production, which was postponed due to a cast health matter, will continue performances on March 7, 2013. Press is welcome to attend the new opening night performance today, March 10, 2013 at 7:00pm. The production runs through April 14, 2013 at Profiles Theatre's Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. (more...)

Columbia Stages' NEW PLAYS NOW Festival Features SCISSORING, 5/2-5Columbia Stages' NEW PLAYS NOW Festival Features SCISSORING, 5/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

SCISSORING, a new play by Christina Quintana, will be presented as part of Columbia Stages' NEW PLAYS NOW Festival on Thursday May 2nd at 2:30pm, Saturday May 4th at 8pm, and Sunday May 5th at 2:30pm, at the Studio Theater in the Pershing Square Signature Center located at 480 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036. (more...)

SNOW GEESE & SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Coming to MCC in 2013-14SNOW GEESE & SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Coming to MCC in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced the first two productions of its 2013-14 Main Stage Season: the Broadway premiere of The Snow Geese by MCC alum Sharr White, which is a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC); and the New York premiere of John Pollono's Small Engine Repair, which had previously been scheduled for the MCC 2012-13 Season. An announcement regarding the remaining productions of the MCC Theater 2013-14 Main Stage Season is forthcoming. (more...)

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