WAKE UP with BWW 9/9/2015 - GEORGIA McBRIDE, LAUGH IT UP and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/9/2015 - GEORGIA McBRIDE, LAUGH IT UP and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 9, 2015

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: Off-Broadway is in the spotlight with two openings and lots of photo ops! (more...)

Julie Taymor to Receive 2015 William Shakespeare Award for Classical TheatreJulie Taymor to Receive 2015 William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) has chosen Julie Taymor as the 2015 recipient of the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award), which recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to classical theatre in America. JM Zell Partners, Ltd. will receive the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. The awards will be presented at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, November 1, 2015, hosted by STC at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) and the National Building Museum (440 G Street NW). (more...)

Julie Taymor to Curate, Host First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn This NovJulie Taymor to Curate, Host First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn This Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Visionary director Julie Taymor will curate and host the first National Sawdust+ concert on Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm. MADE IN BROOKLYN, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain & Stephen Gosling, and much more. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

LIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 SeasonLIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater proudly announces the lineup for its 17th season. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights HorizonsTaylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their New York premiere production of HIR, a new play by Obie Award-winning theater artist Taylor Mac (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, The Lily's Revenge, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, The Young Ladies Of). (more...)

Julie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn TonightJulie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Visionary director Julie Taymor curates and hosts the first National Sawdust+ concert tonight, November 6 at 7:30pm. MADE IN BROOKLYN, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain & Stephen Gosling, and much more. (more...)

Edward Hibbert to Join SOMETHING ROTTEN! Next Week; Peter Bartlett DepartsEdward Hibbert to Join SOMETHING ROTTEN! Next Week; Peter Bartlett Departs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Something Rotten! has just announced that Edward Hibbert (It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, "Frasier") will assume the roles of "Lord Clapham / Master of Justice" in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy beginning Tuesday, November 10 at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

Will Swenson & More to Join Christian Camargo in PERICLES Off-BroadwayWill Swenson & More to Join Christian Camargo in PERICLES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Trevor Nunn, featuring OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a diverse company of twenty-two actors. Pericles marks Mr. Camargo's third Shakespeare title role for Theatre for a New Audience, and the first time not only that Trevor Nunn has directed this play, but the first time he has directed a Shakespeare with a U.S. company.  The production begins previews February 14 and opens February 25 for a scheduled run through March 27 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Edward Hibbert Joins SOMETHING ROTTEN! TonightIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Edward Hibbert Joins SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

?Edward Hibbert (It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, 'Frasier') will assume the roles of 'Lord Clapham / Master of Justice' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! beginning tonight, November 10 at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of Fox's FANTASTIC FOUR RebootReg E. Cathey Joins Cast of Fox's FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot
by Movies News Desk - May 8, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, THE WIRE's Reg E. Cathey has signed on for Fox's upcoming FANTASTIC FOUR reboot, directed by Josh Tank. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Present WOMEN OF PROVINCETOWN PLAYERS Readings on 5/21On Her Shoulders to Present WOMEN OF PROVINCETOWN PLAYERS Readings on 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

On Her Shoulders will present a FREE staged reading of three short plays by women of The Provincetown Players on Wednesday, May 21: The Widow's View by Alice Rostetter (1919), The Rescue by Rita Creighton Smith (1918) and Aria da Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1919.) Elysa Marden directs; Shana Komitee is dramaturg. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is 2.5 hours. The performance is at The Dramatists Guild, 501 Broadway, 7th Floor. R.S.V.P toOnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com (more...)

Kevin Cristaldi and More Round Out Cast of Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMKevin Cristaldi and More Round Out Cast of Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

?Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the complete cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream joining the previously announced cast of Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia, Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania are Kevin Cristaldi (Next Fall), Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte (Fifth Planet From The Sun, Awake And Sing), Jan Leslie Harding (TV: 'The Boys That Brunch,' Broadway: The Green Bird), Emilio Paul Tirado (Web Series 'Black Arrow Fly!'), Jack Herholdt (National Tours: Peter Pan and A Christmas Carol), Lou Liberatore (Broadway: As Is, Burn This), Reynaldo Piniella (Honky), and Warren Jackson (National Tour: Macbeth). (more...)

LIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 SeasonLIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater proudly announces the lineup for its 17th season. (more...)

Steven Epp Returns to Berkeley Rep with ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST TonightSteven Epp Returns to Berkeley Rep with ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Director Christopher Bayes and comic actor Steven Epp - the duo behind the uproarious A Doctor in Spite of Himself - return to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the explosive political farce by Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo. A Berkeley Rep favorite, Epp delighted audiences in Figaro and The Miser - now the master comedian returns in a criminally funny production about corruption. Only one man can cut through massive bureaucratic duplicity and reveal what happened to the suspected anarchist who died from a fall out of a fourth-floor police station window. Did he jump? Or was he pushed? In this contemporary take on a beloved classic, Berkeley Rep hauls you down to the station for a hilarious interrogation of our culture. This madcap comedy starts previews in the Roda Theatre tonight, March 7, opens March 12, and runs through April 20. (more...)

Kathleen Turner in RED HOT PATRIOT, TARTUFFE & More Set for Berkeley Rep's 2014-15 SeasonKathleen Turner in RED HOT PATRIOT, TARTUFFE & More Set for Berkeley Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Known nationally and internationally for thrilling audiences with captivating and esteemed productions, Berkeley Rep is poised to present yet another compelling collection of shows for its 47th season. Today, Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone reveals five of seven productions that will comprise the 2014-15 subscription programming. (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery, 4/5Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

Ken Barnett, Susan Bott & More Star in AND BABY MAKES SEVEN at New Ohio Theater, Now thru 4/12Ken Barnett, Susan Bott & More Star in AND BABY MAKES SEVEN at New Ohio Theater, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater have announced casting for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Marc Stuart Weitz will direct ensemble including Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, Julie Taymor's The Green Bird) as Peter, Susan Bott (Julie Kramer's The Best of Everything) as Ruth and Constance Zaytoun (Moby Pomerance's Broken Hands) as Anna. And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Performances will take place today, March 11-April 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Critics are welcome as of March 19 for an opening of March 23. (more...)

Masterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins TonightMasterworks Theater Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

?Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the complete cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream joining the previously announced cast of Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia, Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania are Kevin Cristaldi (Next Fall), Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte (Fifth Planet From The Sun, Awake And Sing), Jan Leslie Harding (TV: 'The Boys That Brunch,' Broadway: The Green Bird), Emilio Paul Tirado (Web Series 'Black Arrow Fly!'), Jack Herholdt (National Tours: Peter Pan and A Christmas Carol), Lou Liberatore (Broadway: As Is, Burn This), Reynaldo Piniella (Honky), and Warren Jackson (National Tour: Macbeth). (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Masterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Plays Final Week Off-BroadwayMasterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Plays Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tamilla Woodard, will end its first season this weekend, June 28, at 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

Masterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Offering Free Student Rush TicketsMasterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Offering Free Student Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce that for the remaining performances of their hit production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, they will offer free student rush 15 minutes to curtain with valid ID, in an effort to ensure that young people will have an opportunity to see this production. (more...)

Masterworks Theater Company Opens A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM TonightMasterworks Theater Company Opens A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia and Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nick Cearley and More in Masterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: First Look at Nick Cearley and More in Masterworks' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) as Puck, Becca Ballenger (Steel Magnolias) as Helena, Em Grosland (The Erlkings) as Flute, Sheria Irving (Broadway's Romeo And Juliet) as Hermia, Jenny Strassburg (Echoes of War) as Titania. A Midsummer Night's Dream is directed by Tamilla Woodard and began performances on June 5th, with an opening slated for tomorrow, June 11th at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company in action below! (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl JonesTickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th SeasonBerkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces key casting for three highly anticipated productions of its 48th season. Tony and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand will star in Macbeth, actor Steven Epp will make his seventh Berkeley Rep appearance in Treasure Island, and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. The Theatre previously announced the casting of award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the title role in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, set to begin its run in August. (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre to Screen Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 8/1Irvine Barclay Theatre to Screen Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Irvine Barclay Theatre is presenting its fifth season of the popular theater screenings. The next screening will be Julie Taymor's acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on Saturday, August 1. (more...)

An Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 TheatersAn Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 Theaters
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Acting Company to the 2015/2016 5A Season with the US premiere of DESIRE An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Michael Wilson, DESIRE features new plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff. DESIRE begins performances on Wednesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 11. Opening Night is Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for Trevor Nunn's PERICLES at Theatre for a New AudienceRehearsals Begin Today for Trevor Nunn's PERICLES at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin today (Monday, January 4) for Theatre for a New Audience's production of William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Trevor Nunn, featuring OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a diverse company of 22 actors, Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director, announced.  (more...)

Felicity Jones, Emily Walton and More Star in Yale Rep's THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, Beg. TonightFelicity Jones, Emily Walton and More Star in Yale Rep's THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS by Meg Miroshnik, directed by Rachel Chavkin, tonight, January 31-February 22 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 6. (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger TheatreRICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!Anne Hathaway to Star in GROUNDED at the Public; Julie Taymor Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that George Brant's spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play GROUNDED, with Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway, has been added to the 2014-15 downtown season. Directed by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, GROUNDED marks the return to the Public Theater stage for Hathaway who played Viola in the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. GROUNDED will begin performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, April 7 and run through Sunday, May 17, with an official press opening on Thursday, April 23. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/25-5/18Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/25-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today that two major Broadway and TV performers – Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert – have been cast in the new production and company premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic The Sound of Music, to be presented at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, in Chicago, this spring. (more...)

Anne Hathaway Eyeing GROUNDED at the Public This Spring; Julie Taymor to DirectAnne Hathaway Eyeing GROUNDED at the Public This Spring; Julie Taymor to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Anne Hathaway is in talks to appear onstage in George Brant's GROUNDED, a one-woman drama about an F16 pilot involved in airstrikes in the Middle East, at the Public Theater this spring. THE LION KING and SPIDER-MAN director Julie Taymor will helm and design the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Trevor Nunn, Christian Camargo and More for Theatre for a New Audience's PERICLESPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Trevor Nunn, Christian Camargo and More for Theatre for a New Audience's PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Rehearsals recently began for Theatre for a New Audience's production of William Shakespeare's PERICLES directed by Trevor Nunn, featuring OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a diverse company of 22 actors. PERICLES begins previews February 14 for an opening February 25. It is scheduled to run through March 27. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Daniel Ezralow On 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, SPIDER-MAN Broadway Memories, Hollywood & MoreInDepth InterView: Daniel Ezralow On 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, SPIDER-MAN Broadway Memories, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 7, 2014

Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished choreographer, actor and director who has crafted uniquely compelling movement for a number of wide-ranging projects in many mediums, from his early work as a performer onstage to creating dances for film, television and theatre - the gifted Daniel Ezralow. Discussing his elemental participation in tonight's 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Ezralow previews some of the pageantry, spectacle and artistry we can anticipate in the multi-million dollar production as well as the themes and ideas present in it. Additionally, Ezralow opens up about the technical process in organizing such a titanic technical production as well as outlines his collaboration with the scores of performers and behind-the-scenes individuals converging to pull it all off for a worldwide audiences. Plus, Ezralow comments on the controversial politics and ongoing drama surrounding the games. As if all that were not enough, Ezralow generously recounts his experiences working on the recent Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, recounting the troubled preview period and much-discussed injuries as well as sharing his enthusiasm for his ongoing artistic relationship with master director Julie Taymor, extending also into her fantastic Beatles-inspired feature film musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE as well as The Green Bird on Broadway and more. Besides all that, Ezralow also comments on some of his specialty work for awards shows and looks back on some of his most memorable stage and screen work. All of that and much, much more awaits in this special interview with a dance dynamo! (more...)

Steven Epp to Return to Berkeley Rep in March with ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHISTSteven Epp to Return to Berkeley Rep in March with ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Director Christopher Bayes and comic actor Steven Epp - the duo behind the uproarious A Doctor in Spite of Himself - return to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the explosive political farce by Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo. A Berkeley Rep favorite, Epp delighted audiences in Figaro and The Miser - now the master comedian returns in a criminally funny production about corruption. Only one man can cut through massive bureaucratic duplicity and reveal what happened to the suspected anarchist who died from a fall out of a fourth-floor police station window. Did he jump? Or was he pushed? In this contemporary take on a beloved classic, Berkeley Rep hauls you down to the station for a hilarious interrogation of our culture. This madcap comedy starts previews in the Roda Theatre on March 7, opens March 12, and runs through April 20. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFEBerkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Berkeley Rep is proud to welcome back the beloved team of Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp for a provocative and powerful revival of Moliere's dark comedy about religious hypocrisy. (more...)

Ellen Crawford, Stan Egi & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's PYGMALIONEllen Crawford, Stan Egi & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announces the cast of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION, the fifth production of its 2014-2015 Season. PYGMALION, which began rehearsals today, will perform March 17 - April 12, 2015 with the official press night on Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ned Eisenberg Hopes to Make ROCKET TO THE MOON Fly at the Theatre at St. Clement'sBWW Interview: Ned Eisenberg Hopes to Make ROCKET TO THE MOON Fly at the Theatre at St. Clement's
by Sally Henry - Feb 10, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (AWAKE AND SING, GOLDEN BOY), starring Ned Eisenberg, starts performances tonight at the Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-at-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement, opening Monday, February 23rd. Eisenberg graciously sat down and spoke with BroadwayWorld about taking on the role of Ben Stark in this seldom-performed Odets piece, working with Wackerman, and more! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Edward Hibbert to Bring 'Can't Something Be Done?' to Feinstein's/54 BelowSOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Edward Hibbert to Bring 'Can't Something Be Done?' to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Edward Hibbert, currently starring in the completely original new musical comedy Something Rotten!, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time in two years on Sunday, February 21 at 7:00pm with his smart and sassy show, "Can't Something Be Done?", following sold-out past concerts and his starring role in It Shoulda Been You this past summer. (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre Screens Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM TonightIrvine Barclay Theatre Screens Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Irvine Barclay Theatre is presenting its fifth season of the popular theater screenings. The next screening will be Julie Taymor's acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream tonight, August 1. (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery TodayReg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

John Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaJohn 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...)

Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 5/18Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today that two major Broadway and TV performers – Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert – have been cast in the new production and company premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic The Sound of Music, to be presented at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, in Chicago, this spring. (more...)

Public Theater Extends GROUNDED, Starring Anne HathawayPublic Theater Extends GROUNDED, Starring Anne Hathaway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Public Theater announced a one-week extension today for George Brant's Grounded, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor and featuring Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway. Grounded began previews on Tuesday, April 7 and will now run an additional week through Sunday, May 24 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Sunday, April 26. (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Ken Barnett, Susan Bott & More to Star in AND BABY MAKES SEVEN at New Ohio Theater, 3/11-4/12Ken Barnett, Susan Bott & More to Star in AND BABY MAKES SEVEN at New Ohio Theater, 3/11-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater have announced casting for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Marc Stuart Weitz will direct ensemble including Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, Julie Taymor's The Green Bird) as Peter, Susan Bott (Julie Kramer's The Best of Everything) as Ruth and Constance Zaytoun (Moby Pomerance's Broken Hands) as Anna. And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Performances will take place March 11-April 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Critics are welcome as of March 19 for an opening of March 23. (more...)

Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins & More to Join Linda Lavin in Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard TheatreKen Barnett, Richard Bekins & More to Join Linda Lavin in Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - will be given its world-premiere production this spring at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin, joined by the newly-announced cast: Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Matt Dickson and Jennifer Westfeldt, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. Mark Brokaw directs the production, scheduled to begin previews May 1 prior to an official opening night on May 18. (more...)

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