STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/7/15- Jerry ZaksSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/7/15- Jerry Zaks
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Jerry Zaks! Zaks won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Drama Desk Award for directing The House of Blue Leaves, Lend Me A Tenor, and Six Degrees of Separation and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Wins This Year's Kesselring PrizeLucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Wins This Year's Kesselring Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

The Kesselring Prize for playwriting -- given by the National Arts Club in New York since 1980 -- returns this year following a six-year hiatus with the announcement that Lucas Hnath is the recipient of the 2015 Kesselring Prize. Hnath was submitted by The Actors Theatre of Louisville for his new play The Christians, which debuted there at the Humana Festival and is currently playing off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in NYC. The play is directed by Les Waters. (more...)

BWW Profile: Christine Baranski Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Christine Baranski Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2015

Today we take a look back at the incredible career of stage and screen star Christine Baranski; from Broadway shows like THE REAL THING, RUMORS, BOEING-BOEING, to films THE BIRDCAGE, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA, and the upcoming INTO THE WOODS, to TV shows CYBILL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and THE GOOD WIFE, for which she was nominated this year. (more...)

MTC's Fall 2015 Benefit to Honor Tony Winner Christine Baranski; Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep and More to AppearMTC's Fall 2015 Benefit to Honor Tony Winner Christine Baranski; Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep and More to Appear
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's Fall Benefit will honor two-time Tony Award winner, Emmy Award winner, and longtime MTC collaborator and board member Christine Baranski, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Shattered Globe Opens 25th Season with MARVIN'S ROOM TonightShattered Globe Opens 25th Season with MARVIN'S ROOM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to open its 25th season with a 25th anniversary production of MARVIN'S ROOM, Chicago playwright Scott McPherson's award-winning dark and mordantly funny comedy about putting family first, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. MARVIN'S ROOM will play tonight, October 1 - November 14, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Mike Sears's WHEN IT COMES Gets Workshop at The Old Globe This DecemberMike Sears's WHEN IT COMES Gets Workshop at The Old Globe This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Old Globe will present WHEN IT COMES with free public workshop presentations, marking the culmination of Mike Sears's 2015 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Grant. Inspired by writer Sears's real-life experiences, the piece was developed in collaboration with a team of local artists: four San Diego actors, puppetry by Animal Cracker Conspiracy (Iain Gunn and Bridget Rountree), music by Clinton Davis, and direction by Sears's wife, Lisa Berger. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/27/2015 - Broadway Black Friday and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/27/2015 - Broadway Black Friday and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 27, 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: Shop to your heart's content for Broadway merch while you bask in the glow of Turkey Day leftovers! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update 11/27 - Charles Shaughnessy, Kevin Broccoli Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update 11/27 - Charles Shaughnessy, Kevin Broccoli Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

MTC's Fall 2015 Benefit Honors Christine Baranski; Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep and More to AppearMTC's Fall 2015 Benefit Honors Christine Baranski; Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep and More to Appear
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club will honor two-time Tony Award winner, Emmy Award winner, and longtime MTC collaborator and board member Christine Baranski tonight, November 2, as part of its Fall Benefit at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

2015 Kesselring Prize For Playwriting to be Held This Weekend2015 Kesselring Prize For Playwriting to be Held This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The awards ceremony for the prestigious Kesselring Prize for Playwriting will be open to the public when the  prize is presented on Sunday, November 22 at 4 pm at the historic National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in NYC.  The Prize will be awarded to Lucas Hnath for his play THE CHRISTIANS, and excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast from the play's recent critically-acclaimed NYC debut at Playwrights Horizons, along with portions other works by Mr. Hnath.  (more...)

SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Returns to Ordway, Plays New Concert Hall for First TimeSISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Returns to Ordway, Plays New Concert Hall for First Time
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold will play at the Ordway's concert hall on Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. just in time for the holidays. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Projects for Theatre Lab in MENASundance Institute Announces Projects for Theatre Lab in MENA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the eight new projects selected for its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, held in Morocco, May 2016. The Lab is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists, which include a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), broadening the work of its East African Theatre Exchange over the past 15 years. For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eden Espinosa and More in Michael John LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Eden Espinosa and More in Michael John LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play now through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is this Friday, April 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Eden Espinosa and the company in action below! (more...)

Tony Winner John Guare to Lead Discussion on Tennessee Williams at Playhouse Creatures Theatre CompanyTony Winner John Guare to Lead Discussion on Tennessee Williams at Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will host a post-show discussion centered on the later work of Tennessee Williams following the March 5, 3pm performance of Tennessee Williams 1982. The participants include Tony-winning playwright John Guare, scholar and writer David Savran, scholar and current Tennessee Williams' editor Thomas Keith, and professor and writer Annette J. Saddik. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKSKC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Florida Rep Announces Its 2016-2017 Season! Florida Rep Announces Its 2016-2017 Season! 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Florida Rep announces its 2016-2017 Season!  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Eden Espinosa Performs 'Sunshine' from LaChiusa's New Musical RAIN at The Old GlobeSTAGE TUBE: Eden Espinosa Performs 'Sunshine' from LaChiusa's New Musical RAIN at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Below, BroadwayWorld presents a first listen to the tune 'Sunshine' from the new musical, sung by star Eden Espinosa! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ART/WNY's THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVESPhoto Flash: First Look at ART/WNY's THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

After a winter hiatus American Repertory Theater of WNY resumes the 2015-16 season with a presentation of the 1966 pioneering work by John Guare, The House of Blue Leaves. Under the directorial eye of ART/WNY alumni, Drew McCabe (The Crucible and Dead English), the work centers on one man's desire to rise above his mundane life by becoming a successful songwriter only to see this dream remain elusive because of the eccentric circumstances surrounding the life he leads. Robert Ernie Insana will return to the ART/WNY stage as the befuddled 'Artie Shaughnessy' in this compelling American play. The House of Blue Leaves opens on March 10th and runs until April 2nd in ART/WNY's new location, 330 Amherst Street, Buffalo (next to the Sportsman Tavern). All show-times are 8 pm, Thursday through Saturday. (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/27/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/27/2015
by - Jul 27, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/27/2015. (more...)

David Cromer Replaces Hal Prince as Director of Atlantic Theater Company's THE BAND'S VISIT; World Premiere Pushed to Fall 2016David Cromer Replaces Hal Prince as Director of Atlantic Theater Company's THE BAND'S VISIT; World Premiere Pushed to Fall 2016
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 29, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company announced today that director David Cromer will now helm the world premiere musical THE BAND'S VISIT, replacing Harold Prince, who is now unavailable due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)

Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances on Broadway on March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Rehearsals begin one year from today. This new production of Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will have at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and will feature choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Below, reacquaint yourself with the creative team, old and new! (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's world premiere of Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (who directed Bethany at the Globe in 2014). (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present COLONY COLLAPSEThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present COLONY COLLAPSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Colony Collapse, by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. This world premiere production opens Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

The Millay Sisters Head to Gowanus Loft Next WeekThe Millay Sisters Head to Gowanus Loft Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Called 'Vincent' all her life, Edna St. Vincent Millay was the mercurial goddess of a fast and fatal Greenwich Village scene in the 1920s. 'She was one of those women,' said Edmund Wilson, 'whose features are not perfect, but who, excited by the blood of the spirit, becomes almost supernaturally beautiful.' (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court's COLONY COLLAPSE to Open 2/20The Theatre @ Boston Court's COLONY COLLAPSE to Open 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Colony Collapse, by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. This world premiere production opens Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John GuareSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John Guare
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Guare! He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. Guare has also been involved with musical theatre. His libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate for its Broadway revival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success. (more...)

American Repertory Theater of WNY Selects New Performance SpaceAmerican Repertory Theater of WNY Selects New Performance Space
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The American Repertory Theater of WNY, in association with the Sportsman Americana Music Foundation and Buffalo NY's Sportsman Tavern owner Dwane Hall, will be operating out of a new performance space located in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood on 330 Amherst Street (next to the Sportsman Tavern). The flexible black-box 50 seat performance space will retain much of American Repertory Theater of WNY's boutique theater intimacy reputation and, in addition to the remaining 2015-16 season and beyond, will serve as a forum for events including community educational programs, dramatic arts performances, music, film screenings and poetry. The 330 Amherst Street production space will see its first production as American Repertory Theater of WNY presents John Guare's pioneering work The House of Blue Leaves on March 10th and runs until April 10th.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe - Eden Espinosa, Jared Zirilli and More!Photo Flash: Meet the Company of LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe - Eden Espinosa, Jared Zirilli and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant) and book writer Sybille Pearson (Giant). Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play March 24 - May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run March 24 - 31. Opening night is Friday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character, plus the full company, below! (more...)

Jon Steinhagen to Star in THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at Raven TheatreJon Steinhagen to Star in THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

JoAnn Montemurro, co-Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for the company's upcoming production of The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare. The play will run on the company's East Stage from April 20 through June 18, 2016 under Montemurro's direction. (more...)

ART/WNY to Present THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVESART/WNY to Present THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

After a winter hiatus American Repertory Theater of WNY resumes the 2015-16 season with a presentation of the 1966  pioneering work by John Guare, The House of Blue Leaves. Under the directorial eye of ART/WNY alumni, Drew McCabe (The Crucible and Dead English), the work centers on one man's desire to rise above his mundane life by becoming a successful songwriter only to see this dream remain elusive because of the eccentric circumstances surrounding the life he leads. Robert Ernie Insana will return to the ART/WNY stage as the befuddled 'Artie Shaughnessy' in this compelling American play. The House of Blue Leaves opens on March 10th and runs until April 2nd in ART/WNY's new location, 330 Amherst Street, Buffalo (next to the Sportsman Tavern). All show-times are 8 pm, Thursday through Saturday. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/13/16- Stockard ChanningSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/13/16- Stockard Channing
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Stockard Channing! In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Musical, working with playwright John Guare. She also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in a supporting role in No Hard Feelings. In 1978, at the age of 33, she took on the role of high school teenager Betty Rizzo in the hit musical Grease. Additional Broadway credits include: They're Playing Our Song, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Woman in Mind, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Lion in Winter. She is currently starrign on Broadway in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theatre. (more...)

I Pledge Allegiance to the Band! Meet the Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK, Opening Tonight on BroadwayI Pledge Allegiance to the Band! Meet the Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 6, 2015

Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL, with music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor, makes its World Premiere on Broadway tonight, December 6, at the Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch highlights of the company in action! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy, Kevin Broccoli Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy, Kevin Broccoli Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Best of 2015 BWW Rhode Island – Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local ReviewersBest of 2015 BWW Rhode Island – Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local Reviewers
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 31, 2015

Rhode Island's theater community had much to celebrate in 2015.  Outstanding productions graced stages from the East Bay to South County, up-and-coming theatrical companies left their mark on the arts scene, and excellent concerts and dance events made for some of the best performances of the year. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy Leads!2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT to Open at Barrow Street Theatre Next Spring; David Cromer to DirectLucy Prebble's THE EFFECT to Open at Barrow Street Theatre Next Spring; David Cromer to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The National Theatre of Great Britain's North American wing (Tim Levy, Producer) in collaboration with Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, and Patrick Daly have announced the North American premiere of playwright Lucy Prebble's award-winning new play The Effect. With direction by David Cromer, the entirely American production of The Effect will open at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue) in March 2016. Additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/3/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/3/2015
by - Aug 3, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/3/2015. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production opened, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street), and it closes tonight, August 23. (more...)

New John Guare Play to Debut at Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in ProvincetownNew John Guare Play to Debut at Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

 TW Fest Curator David Kaplan said, "This year, we are thrilled to have one of today's great American playwright with us -- John Guare.   Guare, the world-renown author of Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves, is bringing a staged reading of his new laugh out-loud-play, More Stars Than There Are in Heaven, to our 10th Anniversary celebration of the life and work of Tennessee Williams." (more...)

Shattered Globe to Open 25th Season with MARVIN'S ROOM, 10/1Shattered Globe to Open 25th Season with MARVIN'S ROOM, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to open its 25th season with a 25th anniversary production of MARVIN'S ROOM, Chicago playwright Scott McPherson's award-winning dark and mordantly funny comedy about putting family first, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. MARVIN'S ROOM will play October 1 - November 14, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe, Starring Eden Espinosa!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from LaChiusa's RAIN at The Old Globe, Starring Eden Espinosa!
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2016

The Old Globe welcomes Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, making his musical directing debut with RAIN, a sumptuous world premiere musical by one of the most significant teams working in theatre today: composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and book writer Sybille Pearson. Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham, RAIN will play now through May 1, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Eden Espinosa and the company in action below! (more...)

ART/WNY Sets 2016-17 Season: AMERICAN IDIOT & More!ART/WNY Sets 2016-17 Season: AMERICAN IDIOT & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater of WNY will begin their 10th season in the new 330 Amherst Street performance space with four productions schedule for the 2016-17 theatrical season. Scheduled for September 2016 is the power-punk musical AMERICAN IDIOT based on the 2004 critically acclaimed album released by Green Day, following in November 2016 is the sinister comedy by Halley Feiffer entitled HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM, then after a winter break the second half of the 2016-17 season sees two productions including the fast-paced comedy, THE UNDERPANTS, written by the celebrated comedian Steve Martin slated for March, and in May a production of the 2010 dark comedy A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE by Martin McDonagh closes the season.  (more...)

BWW Review: HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES a Confusing Madcap DramaBWW Review: HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES a Confusing Madcap Drama
by Teresa Budasi - Apr 28, 2016

The House of Blue Leaves is a mixed bag of tone and theme. It is comedy, tragedy, drama, slapstick and farce and then ends in a dark, dark place. Its themes -- The American Dream, mental illness, religion, loneliness, violence and betrayal -- are played out to varying levels of hysteria, which makes for a bewildering night at the theater. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among HonoreesStage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)

Theatre in the Round to Present Dark Comedy THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVESTheatre in the Round to Present Dark Comedy THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents The House of Blue Leaves in weekend performances April 29 through May 22. (more...)

Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee & More Set for Sundance Institute's New MENA Play DevelopmentSandra Oh, Hoon Lee & More Set for Sundance Institute's New MENA Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company, dramaturgs and creative advisors participating in its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, including Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee, Deanna Dunagan, Hala Omran and Raeda Taha. The Lab, held in Morocco next month, is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists and will kick off a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (more...)

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