Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Bertie Carvel & Cast of The Old Vic's THE HAIRY APE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Old Vic announces the full cast joining Bertie Carvel inRichard Jones' new production of The Hairy Ape, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. The Hairy Ape opens on 29 October, with previews from 17 October, and will see The Old Vic theatre transformed back to its original proscenium arch layout. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Hypocrites is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE by Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Joel Ewing and Mechelle Moe, featuring students from Senn Arts Magnet High School's "The Yard." This special collaboration will play eight performances only October 30 - November 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE at The Old Vic This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Vic announces the full cast joining Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of The Hairy Ape, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. (more...)

THE CAPTIVE Plays 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, Now thru 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Fresh off of four Barrymore Award nominations, Philadelphia Artists' Collective returns with The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, from September 1 through 20, 2015, during the 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. This well-mannered tragedy will tackle issues of sex, domesticity and class manners. Deeply controversial in its time, productions of this 1926 play were censored, and its producers and actors jailed. The Captive will be produced inside Society Hill's Physick House at 321 S. 4th Street. The historic townhouse in fact will be the perfect co-conspirator as the secrets and heated private moments unfold. PAC co-founding Artistic Director Dan Hodge directs the talented cast led by well-known Rachel Brodeur and newcomer Chase Byrd. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HAIRY APE, Starring Bertie Carvel, Opens Tonight at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Old Vic welcomes Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of The Hairy Ape, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. The Hairy Ape opens tonight 29 October and will see The Old Vic theatre transformed back to its original proscenium arch layout. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Hypocrites is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE by Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Joel Ewing and Mechelle Moe, featuring students from Senn Arts Magnet High School's "The Yard." This special collaboration will play eight performances only October 30 - November 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE at The Old Vic This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Old Vic announces the full cast joining Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of The Hairy Ape, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bertie Carvel in THE HAIRY APE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

The Old Vic welcomes Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of The Hairy Ape, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. The Hairy Ape opens on 29 October, with previews from 17 October, and will see The Old Vic theatre transformed back to its original proscenium arch layout. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE Begins at The Old Vic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

The Old Vic presents Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of The Hairy Ape, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. The Hairy Ape opens on 29 October, with previews from tonight 17 October, and will see The Old Vic theatre transformed back to its original proscenium arch layout. (more...)

MATILDA's Bertie Carvel to Lead THE HAIRY APE at the Old Vic This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

MATILDA star Bertie Carvell will lead Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, directed by Richard Jones, at the Old Vic from October 17. (more...)

Old Vic's Voices Off Series Sets Lineup for THE HAIRY APE, Starring Bertie Carvel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The second series of events aligned with Matthew Warchus' new season at The Old Vic have been announced to coincide with the opening of The Hairy Ape on Thursday 29 October, with previews from Monday 19 October. The events aim to stimulate debate surrounding topics brought to light in Eugene O'Neill's iconic American story of class and identity. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HAIRY APE, The Old Vic, November 3 2015
by Gary Naylor - Nov 4, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a spectacular revival of Eugene O'Neill's hardboiled story of a hardcase who just can't fit into a world that doesn't really want him. (more...)

THE HAIRY APE and More Set for Oracle's Sixth Season of Public Access Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The Board of Directors, Staff and Company Members of Oracle Productions are proud to announce the lineup of plays and events for 2016 - Season 6 of Public Access Theatre. (more...)

Old Vic's Voices Off Series Launches Alongside THE HAIRY APE, Starring Bertie Carvel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The second series of events aligned with Matthew Warchus' new season at The Old Vic continue with the The Hairy Ape, which opened 29 October. The events aim to stimulate debate surrounding topics brought to light in Eugene O'Neill's iconic American story of class and identity. (more...)

Big Dance Theater Celebrates 25th Anniversary with BIG DANCE: SHORT FORM in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

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Actors' Equity, Chicago Public Library Creating Film Archive of Chicago Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The new theatre preservation project is modeled after the New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HAIRY APE at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff directs a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape. The production opened on May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kauffman & Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME to Close Strawdog's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland have announced the final main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season and the final production to be produced at Strawdog's Broadway home for 26 years*, George S. Kauffman and Moss Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME, April 22 - June 4, directed by Damon Kiely, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. (more...)

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions. (more...)

EgoPo's MACHINAL Opens 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

On April 22, EgoPo presents the opening of Sophie Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece, Machinal. Machinal is directed by Brenna Geffers, whose most recent work with EgoPo includes Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, and Henrik Ibsen's Lady from the Sea and A Doll's House. (more...)

Theatre Clwyd Announce All-Welsh Cast of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces the full casting for Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac which also features new Welsh poetry from Twm Morys. Steffan Rhodri leads the all-Welsh company in the role of Cyrano, with Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Roxanne and Marc Rhys as Christian, alongside Wayne Cater, Steven Elliott, Victoria John, Rhys Parry Jones, Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, Gwawr Loader, Sion Pritchard, Aled Pugh, Simon Holland Roberts and Dafydd Llyr Thomas. (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...)

The 43rd Annual JEFF AWARDS Winners Announced - THE HAIRY APE, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, RENT and More Among Top!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

"The Hairy Ape"- Eugene O'Neill's expressionist play presented in a stark, brutal and imaginative setting; "Byhalia, Mississippi"- a new work of southern love and forgiveness, and "Rent"- the musical update of "La Boheme" performed in a small storefront theatre, took home the most honors on Monday, June 6, at Park West during the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  (more...)

2016 Season Tennessee Williams Theater Fest to be Held in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

2016 marks the centenary of the year Eugene O'Neill began writing ground-breaking plays in Provincetown, considered the birthplace of modern American theater. This year, the 11th Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater (TW Fest) will offer new approaches to staging O'Neill from the perspective of Tennessee Williams' genre-busting dramas. (more...)

Roald Dahl's THE TWITS Becomes Theatrical Dining Experience at The Vaults
by Marianka Swain - Jun 28, 2016

Celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl, Les Enfants Terribles (The Trench), ebp (Alice's Adventures Underground), gastronomic wunderkinds Bompas & Parr and creative wranglers Creature of London present gloriously gruesome interactive theatrical dining experience DINNER AT THE TWITS at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

BWW Review: Eugene O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE Addresses Social and Class Inequities Still in Place Today
by Shari Barrett - Jun 10, 2016

The Hairy Ape at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble through July 17 tells the story of Robert 'Yank' Smith, a brutish ship laborer who searches for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the wealthy elite who he believes only see him as a dirty and hairy ape rather than a real human being. As head coal stoker on an ocean liner, Yank (Haile D'Alan whose incredible and extremely physical performance lifts the entire production to the highest artistic quality) is in his element where he rules his dark, hot, hard-drinking smoky world while managing a group of six other coal stokers who seem to prove their resemblance to simians no matter what they do thanks to the brilliant and totally physical ape-like choreography of their every move by director Steven Berkoff. It's truly a wonder as to how the ensemble manages to keep their energy at such a high level throughout the entire show. (more...)

MATILDA's Bertie Carvel to Lead THE HAIRY APE at the Old Vic This Fall
by Jessica Showers - Jul 9, 2015

MATILDA star Bertie Carvell will lead Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, directed by Richard Jones, at the Old Vic from October 17. (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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Penn & Teller officially come back to New York this Sunday, a crazy cat lady invades 47th Street and more! (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...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. Directed by Artistic Director Lane Savadove, EgoPo Classic Theater continues their season of influential female playwrights with Luce, a woman who led an extraordinary life as a Broadway playwright, war journalist, congresswoman, ambassador, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The Women previews March 3 and opens Friday, March 4. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday March 20. Tickets start at $25. All performances are at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Monty Cole
by M. William Panek - Feb 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld Chicago is bringing you 10 on Tuesday, featuring artists in and around Chicago. This week's questionnaire filler-outer - Victory Gardens' Monty Cole. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Provincetown Theater's new Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2016 season.  The year will explore a highly adventurous mix of theatre styles including: Shakespearean comedy; the side splitting farce of Oscar Wilde; the ground breaking dramatic work of Eugene O'Neill; the absurdism of Samuel Beckett and a completely re-imagined "A Christmas Carol".   (more...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. (more...)

Theater-by-the-Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to Present THE HAIRY APE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The Department of Theater & Dance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present The Hairy Ape, written by Eugene O'Neill.  The production will run February 18-20 and 24-27 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be presented by Theater-by-the-Grove in the Waller Hall Theater. (more...)

Theatre Exile to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Following five Barrymore wins, and the sold-out and critically acclaimed production of Rizzo, Theatre Exile continues their 19th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Smoke by Kim Davies. Studio X (1340 S. 13th Street) is the intimate setting for this disquieting erotic thriller that carves away the layers of the human condition to expose our deepest self-deceptions. A playful game of cat and mouse turns a coincidental encounter between two strangers into a dangerous struggle for power. Previews begin on Thursday, February 18, 2016 and press opening night is Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:00pm. The show runs for a total of 21 performances through Sunday, March 13, 2016. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 to $40.00 at www.theatreexile.org or by phone (215) 218-4022. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 'CYRANO' & More Set for Theatr Clwyd's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Artistic Director of Theatr Clywd Tamara Harvey today announces her inaugural theatre season for the company. (more...)

Oracle to Stage THE HAIRY APE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Admission is FREE in Public Access Theatre. Reservations are strongly recommended. All performances are wheelchair accessible. Select performances will feature captioning and ASL interpretation. Visit publicaccesstheatre.org for information (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present PROSPERO'S STORM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present the world premiere of Prospero's Storm, adapted and directed by Damon Kiely, with music and lyrics by Mark Elliott, based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest, as the second installment of the 2015-16 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. (more...)

Work with Matthew Warchus! Apply for THE OLD VIC 12 Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Applications open today for The Old Vic 12 - an exciting opportunity for 12 exciting emerging artists to be part of Matthew Warchus' first season at this iconic theatre. (more...)

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, TRIFLES and More Set for EgoPo's 'American Giants II: The Women' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

EgoPo announces their 2015-16 Festival Season, American Giants II: The Women celebrating four of the most influential female writers in the American Theater. (more...)

THE CAPTIVE to Play 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, 9/1-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Fresh off of four Barrymore Award nominations, Philadelphia Artists' Collective returns with The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, from September 1 through 20, 2015, during the 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. This well-mannered tragedy will tackle issues of sex, domesticity and class manners. Deeply controversial in its time, productions of this 1926 play were censored, and its producers and actors jailed. The Captive will be produced inside Society Hill's Physick House at 321 S. 4th Street. The historic townhouse in fact will be the perfect co-conspirator as the secrets and heated private moments unfold. PAC co-founding Artistic Director Dan Hodge directs the talented cast led by well-known Rachel Brodeur and newcomer Chase Byrd. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER, 'WONDERFUL LIFE', 'RIPPED' and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside is proud to announce American Blues Theater's 2015 -- 2016 30th Anniversary Season, "Seeing is Believing." All main stage performances take place at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (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...)

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...)

O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE to Play The Odyssey, 5/14-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff will direct a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape, opening May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

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