CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE to Bring Dark Comedy Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a new comedy written and performed by Chris Gethard, will play The Lynn Redgrave Theater, (45 Bleecker Street at the corner of Lafayette Street) beginning October 5th with the official opening scheduled for October 13th. (more...)

Reimagined Version of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT Begins October 4 at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

A freshly inventive and intimate take on the classic Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot" will be staged by Westport Country Playhouse,October 4 - 30, featuring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur, directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces 2016-17 Playwrights Unit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The four Chicago-based playwrights newly named to the Playwrights Unit, a year-long residency in partnership with Chicago Dramatists, include Lucas Baisch, whose work has been developed at Victory Gardens Theater, Post Q at Links Hall, Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series and more; Dawn Renee Jones, recipient of the 2015 Ruby Prize for her play A Heap See; Evan Linder, whose recent credits include the acclaimed remount of his play Byhalia, Mississippi, (2016 Non-Equity Jeff Award for new work) at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre; and Emma Stanton, recipient of the 2016 Princess Grace Award Playwriting Fellowship, which includes a year-long residency at New Dramatists in New York. (more...)

Six New Plays Slated for NEW STAGES Festival at Goodman Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 13th annual New Stages festival-a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the finest established and emerging playwrights. (more...)

Casting Complete for Goodman Theatre's 2016 New Stages Festival; Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD Added
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Casting is complete for the three 'developmental productions' featured in Goodman Theatre's 13th annual New Stages festival, a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. These three plays, which are staged in repertory with modest production values following three weeks of rehearsal, include Blue Skies Process by Abe Koogler, directed by Henry Wishcamper; Support Group for Men by Ellen Fairey, directed by Kimberly Senior; and The King of Hell's Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagi. Full cast lists are included below. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Extends WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'It's Love!' Goodman Theatre adds eight performances of Mary Zimmerman's revival of Wonderful Town, extending the show through October 23. (more...)

Casting Complete for Goodman Theatre's 2016 New Stages Festival; Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD Added
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Casting is complete for the three 'developmental productions' featured in Goodman Theatre's 13th annual New Stages festival, a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. These three plays, which are staged in repertory with modest production values following three weeks of rehearsal, include Blue Skies Process by Abe Koogler, directed by Henry Wishcamper; Support Group for Men by Ellen Fairey, directed by Kimberly Senior; and The King of Hell's Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagi. Full cast lists are included below. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club Pushes Back Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, will now take place on Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia Star in WONDERFUL TOWN, Beginning Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, begins tonight, September 10, at the Goodman Theatre. (more...)


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Berkeley Rep Announces Special Presentation of MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO in the Peet's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that Sandra Tsing Loh's autobiographical narrative, The Madwoman in the Volvo, will be staged as a special presentation in the Peet's Theatre. The three-person show is directed by Berkeley Rep's Associate Director Lisa Peterson, who directed the production's previous runs at South Coast Repertory and Pasadena Playhouse. Performances of The Madwoman in the Volvo begin on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 and run until Sunday, January 15, 2017. Tickets will be available to the general public on Monday, October 10, 2016. Tickets start at $60 and include a beverage. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casting for WILD HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by Hampstead's Associate Artist Howard Davies. Geoffrey Streatfeild will make his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Platonov. (more...)

They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a new comedy written and performed by Chris Gethard, has extended its run at The Lynn Redgrave Theater, (45 Bleecker Street at the corner of Lafayette Street) due to overwhelming ticket sales, even before the first performance. A new block of tickets are now on sale through Sunday, November 27th. (more...)

Lyra Theater to Stage Election-Year Satire THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Lyra Theater presents the U.S. Premiere of Jennifer Wise's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1941 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard Crowned in CAMELOT Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv's 'House,' film's 'Dead Poet's Society,' and Broadway's 'The Invention of Love' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' will portRay King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's 'Camelot,' a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, tonight, October 4, through October 30. (more...)

CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE Extends Before First Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a new comedy written and performed by Chris Gethard, has extended its run at The Lynn Redgrave Theater, (45 Bleecker Street at the corner of Lafayette Street) due to overwhelming ticket sales, even before the first performance. A new block of tickets are now on sale through Sunday, November 27th. (more...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Digital Theatre Honors Howard Davies with Free Access to ALL MY SONS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The international theatre and arts community has been paying tribute to one of the greatest ever theatre directors, who worked extensively in the West End, at The Old Vic, National Theatre, Almeida, and on Broadway. (more...)

Cast Announced for 39th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

With new stage magic and Chicago favorites, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol takes the stage in its 39th year. Returning for his fourth year, Henry Wishcamper directs Charles Dickens' tale of hope and redemption. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

Olivier Award-Winning Director Howard Davies Passes Away at 71
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

According to BBC News, Olivier Award-winning director Howard Davies passed away yesterday. He was 71 years old. (more...)

Chris Gethard's 'CAREER SUCIDE' Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a new comedy written and performed by Chris Gethard, has extended its run at The Lynn Redgrave Theater, (45 Bleecker Street at the corner of Lafayette Street) due to overwhelming ticket sales and rave reviews. A new block of tickets are now on sale through Sunday, January 8, 2017.  (more...)

THE MAGIC PLAY Brings Illusion to the Goodman, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting tonight, October 21. (more...)

TampaRep to Present Tampa Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present the Tampa premiere of Will Eno's award-winning Broadway play The Realistic Joneses on November 11-13 and November 15-20 at The Studio Theatre, Hillsborough Community College-Ybor, on the corner of E. Palm Ave. and N. 14th Street (Avenida Republica de Cuba), Tampa. (more...)

Lyra Theater's Election-Year Satire THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Lyra Theater presents the U.S. Premiere of Jennifer Wise's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1941 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager To Receive 2016 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eclipse Theatre Company announces its Eighth Annual Corona Award, to be presented to Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager. The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theater community as well as small- to medium-sized ensembles such as Eclipse Theatre. The Corona Award derives its name from the Latin word, meaning crown, as well as outer atmosphere of the sun most easily seen during a total eclipse. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a new comedy written and performed by Chris Gethard, has extended its run at The Lynn Redgrave Theater, (45 Bleecker Street at the corner of Lafayette Street) due to overwhelming ticket sales, even before the first performance. A new block of tickets are now on sale through Sunday, November 27th. The official opening is scheduled for tonight, October 13th, and BroadwayWorld has a look at Chris onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a new comedy written and performed by Chris Gethard, has extended its run at The Lynn Redgrave Theater, (45 Bleecker Street at the corner of Lafayette Street) due to overwhelming ticket sales, even before the first performance. A new block of tickets are now on sale through Sunday, November 27th. The official opening is scheduled for October 13th, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at Chris onstage below! (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents $9.00 at 9:00 pm Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Buck Busfield's adaptation of Charles Dickens' Classic Tale A Christmas Carol. After a sold-out run on B Street Theatre's Family Series Stage in 2015, Buck Busfield's adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns to B Street's Mainstage as the 2016 Holiday Show. Called "a set piece of costume-changing, door-slamming comic gold" by the Sacramento Bee, this production is sure to warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Featuring B Street's beloved Company Members Greg Alexander reprising his role of Ebenezer Scrooge, John Lamb, Amy Kelly, Tara Sissom and Kurt Johnson, this production is a must-see this Holiday Season. (more...)

Ron West to Lead The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens returns to Goodman Theatre for its third year with new yuletide yuks and favorite faces. 'A satisfying twist on the traditional tale' (Time Out Chicago), Twist Your Dickens is written by former The Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and directed by and starring Second City Alum Ron West. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Mainstage Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After a sold-out run on B Street Theatre's Family Series Stage in 2015, Buck Busfield's adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns to B Street's Mainstage as the 2016 Holiday Show. Called "a set piece of costume-changing, door-slamming comic gold" by the Sacramento Bee, this production is sure to warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Featuring B Street's beloved Company Members Greg Alexander reprising his role of Ebenezer Scrooge, John Lamb, Amy Kelly, Tara Sissom and Kurt Johnson, this production is a must-see this Holiday Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC Honors Nathan Lane at 2016 Fall Gala
by Walter McBride - Nov 22, 2016

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club presented its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. The evening will featured appearances by Lane's friends and colleagues: Christine Baranski, Jenni Barber, Mike Birbiglia, Matthew Broderick, Brian Dennehy, Mark Linn-Baker, Andrea Martin, Terrence McNally, Jack O'Brien, Seth Rudetsky, Lewis J. Stadlen, John Slattery, Susan Stroman, and more. (more...)

Nathan Lane Weighs In on Trump's HAMILTON Twitter Rant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Lane took a few moments to weigh in on president-elect Donald Trump's recent Twitter posts regarding an appearance by Vice President elect Mike Pence at Broadway's HAMILTON (more...)

Kate Arrington to Join Original Stars in Off-Broadway Encore of THE WOLVES; Rush Policy Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Playwrights Realm has announced the complete cast of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present TONY DANZE: STANDARDS AND STORIES 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3pm with the beloved star of stage and screen turned song-and-dance man Tony Danza performing his new hit show, Standards & Stories. Accompanied by his talented four-piece band, Brooklyn-born Danza will perform a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, along with selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (in which Danza starred), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. Tickets are $36-$55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick and More to Appear at MTC's Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, next Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). The event just announced its celebrity lineup! (more...)

Artistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his inaugural season. The new season opens with Hastie directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar bringing Shakespeare back to the Crucible; this will be followed in the Studio by the winner of the new annual RTST Director Award Scheme Kate Hewitt directing the regional premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes.   (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Regional Awards Update - Jonathan Harrison, Scott Daniel Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. 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...)

Westport Country Playhouse Extends WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of 'What the Butler Saw,' an extra performance has been added on Sunday, September 11, at 3 p.m. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT', Broadway's Longest-Running Play in More Than 10 Years, Enters Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A friendly reminder! There is just one more week to see the Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time before it closes on Broadway Sunday, September 4 at the Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

'What the Butler Saw,' a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 10. Director is John Tillinger, who helmed a recent, critically acclaimed production of the show in Los Angeles, as well as earlier productions in London and New York. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Casting Set for The Hypocrites' CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced casting for its second production of its 20th Anniversary season, the world premiere of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES. (more...)

Comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Starts This Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

"What the Butler Saw," a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, August 23 - September 10.  (more...)

BWW TV: Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Danza & More Show What They've Got at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 21, 2016

It's a big month at Feinstein's/54 Below! Two-time Tony Award winning actor Norbert Leo Butz, Tony nominated actress Carmen Cusack, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Tony Danza (September 8-9), and Tony nominated actress Melissa Errico (September 20-24) previewed selections from their engagements and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

Tony Danza to Bring STANDARDS & STORIES to Brooklyn Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3pm with Emmy-nominated song-and-dance man Tony Danza performing his newest one-man show, Standards & Stories. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard to Be Crowned in CAMELOT at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv's 'House,' film's 'Dead Poet's Society,' and Broadway's 'The Invention of Love' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' will portray King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's 'Camelot,' a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, October 4 - 30. (more...)

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