BWW Review: LOST IN YONKERS- a Magnificent Opening for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas CityBWW Review: LOST IN YONKERS- a Magnificent Opening for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Sep 21, 2014

It will make you laugh, make you want to cry, and make you want to see it again, Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers opened Saturday September 20 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City. Karen Paisley directs the amazing production that marks the 10th season of the theatrical company and their 50th production. One member of the audience told me she had seen Lost in Yonkers in New York and preferred the Met production, with the smaller more intimate stage. (more...)

Nick Offerman Coming to Santa Rosa's Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 10/3Nick Offerman Coming to Santa Rosa's Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts welcomes critically acclaimed comedian and award winning actor Nick Offerman to the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road) in Santa Rosa for a one night only performance of Nick Offerman: Full Bush on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm. From lessons in manliness, to high-spirited sing alongs, to the occasional bout with nudity, Offerman's stage performances are inspirational experiences for those lucky enough to attend. Don't miss out on a humorous evening with one of the top comics in the country. Tickets for Nick Offerman: Full Bush are on sale now and may be purchased for $55 and $40 online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600, and in person at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through TodayStark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players to Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, 10/17-11/1CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players to Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, 10/17-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players will present The Colored Museum, written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kysia Bostic, and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing October 17th through November 1st, The Colored Museum, in a series of vignettes, explores stereotypes through African American stories and history. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents NICE THINGS, Now thru 11/23Rogue Machine Presents NICE THINGS, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi opening tonight, October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Todays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players to Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, 10/17-11/1CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players to Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, 10/17-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players will present The Colored Museum, written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kysia Bostic, and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing October 17th through November 1st, The Colored Museum, in a series of vignettes, explores stereotypes through African American stories and history. (more...)

Nick Offerman Comes to Santa Rosa's Wells Fargo Center for the Arts TonightNick Offerman Comes to Santa Rosa's Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts welcomes critically acclaimed comedian and award winning actor Nick Offerman to the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road) in Santa Rosa for a one night only performance of Nick Offerman: Full Bush tonight, October 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm. From lessons in manliness, to high-spirited sing alongs, to the occasional bout with nudity, Offerman's stage performances are inspirational experiences for those lucky enough to attend. Don't miss out on a humorous evening with one of the top comics in the country. Tickets for Nick Offerman: Full Bush are on sale now and may be purchased for $55 and $40 online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600, and in person at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, Now thru 11/1CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, Now thru 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players will present The Colored Museum, written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kysia Bostic, and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing today, October 17th through November 1st, The Colored Museum, in a series of vignettes, explores stereotypes through African American stories and history. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

Irish Theatre of Chicago's Full 2015-16 Season to Include, SPINNING, MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE & MoreIrish Theatre of Chicago's Full 2015-16 Season to Include, SPINNING, MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago, formerly Seanachai Theatre Company, is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Season, featuring a U.S premiere and two Midwest premieres. The company's first-ever three-show season kicks off this fall with the Midwest premiere of Geraldine Aron's touching and comedic one-woman show MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, directed by Siiri Scott. ITC's 21st Season continues in March 2016 with the Midwest premiere of Gary Mitchell's intense thriller IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN, directed by Associate Artistic Director Jeri Frederickson. The season concludes in spring 2016 with the U.S. premiere of Deirdre Kinahan's probing drama SPINNING, directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 -  Terence Archie, Mike Backes, Anthony Fedorov & More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 - Terence Archie, Mike Backes, Anthony Fedorov & More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Denver Center's THE 12STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Denver Center's THE 12
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. Check out some behind-the-scenes videos below! (more...)

Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 Begins TonightDenver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. (more...)

Steve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This SpringSteve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

ZACH Theatre announces the full cast for the upcoming Texas Premiere of 2014 Tony Award - winning play All The Way by Robert Schenkkan, based on Lyndon Baines Johnson's first year as President of the United States. ZACH Theatre Producing Artistic Director DAVE STEAKLEY will direct at the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage April 8 - May 10, 2015. Noted Broadway, film, and television actor STEVE VINOVICH will star as President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Mr. Vinovich performed the role of Rep. Emanuel Cellar in the Broadway production of All The Way and was the understudy to Bryan Cranston as LBJ. (more...)

PARKS & REC's Nick Offerman to Star in Off-Off Broadway DramaPARKS & REC's Nick Offerman to Star in Off-Off Broadway Drama
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Nick Offerman is set to star in an off off Broadway play version of CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES, an adaptation of John Kennedy Toole popular novel. (more...)

Nick Offerman to Lead World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in BostonNick Offerman to Lead World Premiere of A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announced today the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.' Performances will run November 11 - December 13, 2015 at the Huntington's mainstage, the BU Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Patrick Page Talks Paper Mill's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW Interviews: Patrick Page Talks Paper Mill's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 2, 2015

Today, Page speaks exclusively to BWW about this new musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BPA's SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at BPA's SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Against the backdrop of an America torn by World War II, cultures and communities clash when a Japanese American islander is accused of murder. This hauntingly lyrical saga-adapted from David Guterson's acclaimed story of mystery, love, and identity-deftly shifts from courtroom to strawberry fields to bloody battlefront, digging for hard truths buried in a forgotten history. Set in 1954 in a Puget Sound community divided among fishermen and farmers, whites and Japanese, SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS is at once a courtroom drama, a mystery, a love story, and, in flashbacks, a social history freighted with the angry residue of World War II and the exclusion of Japanese Americans. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS appears at BPA tonight, March 13 - 29, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

'Gypsy Punk' SWEENEY TODD, ALL THE WAY & More Set for Denver Center Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season'Gypsy Punk' SWEENEY TODD, ALL THE WAY & More Set for Denver Center Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Tony Award-winning Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson are proud to announce the full lineup for their 37th season, which includes the return of Shakespeare and partnerships with Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre and Denver's own DeVotchKa. The new season kicks off September 11 running through May 15 and will feature eight main stage productions. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage Katie Forgette's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILYDorset Theatre Festival to Stage Katie Forgette's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage Katie Forgette's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, a delightfully funny and exciting take on the famous detective story that weaves together threads of history and literature including the great Sherlock Holmes himself, his trusted friend Watson, the sinister Moriarty, the glamorous Lillie Langtry, and even Oscar Wilde. The production will be directed by Margarett Perry and will run from July 9th through the 25th. 'There is a reason that Sherlock is such a popular figure in literature as well as on stage and in film,' says Artistic Director Dina Janis. 'These mysteries are engaging throughout and always very satisfying. This piece in particular is so clever and entertaining.' The Case of the Jersey Lily places literature's favorite genius detective right in the middle of a blackmail scheme that connects the famous actress Lillie Langtry, celebrated playwright Oscar Wilde (just finishing work on his new play, The Importance of Being Forthright), criminal mastermind James Moriarty and Queen Victoria herself. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/11/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/11/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 11, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of August: Osage County, Nunsense, The Last Five Years, Heathers the Musical, Smoke/Spirit and The Music Man. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Irish Theater of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE to Run 10/7-11/1Irish Theater of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE to Run 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago will launch its 2015-16 Season with the Midwest premiere of Geraldine Aron's touching and comedic one-woman show MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, directed by Siiri Scott and featuring ensemble Barbara Figgins*. MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE will play October 7 - November 1, 2015 at Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, August 1 at www.irishtheatreofchicago.org.  The press opening is Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present ALL THE WAY as Part of First Season at New VenueAlley Theatre to Present ALL THE WAY as Part of First Season at New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

As part of the Alley Theatre's inaugural season in its renovated downtown building, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's All The Way, a co-production with Dallas Theatre Center, will be performed in the new Hubbard Theatre. Members of the Alley's Resident Company will join with members of the Dallas Theater Center to create this monumental play about Lyndon B. Johnson's early days in office, rehearsing and performing in Houston in January 2016 and travelling to Dallas for a second run in March 2016. (more...)

SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS to Play BPA, 3/13-29SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS to Play BPA, 3/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Against the backdrop of an America torn by World War II, cultures and communities clash when a Japanese American islander is accused of murder. This hauntingly lyrical saga-adapted from David Guterson's acclaimed story of mystery, love, and identity-deftly shifts from courtroom to strawberry fields to bloody battlefront, digging for hard truths buried in a forgotten history. Set in 1954 in a Puget Sound community divided among fishermen and farmers, whites and Japanese, SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS is at once a courtroom drama, a mystery, a love story, and, in flashbacks, a social history freighted with the angry residue of World War II and the exclusion of Japanese Americans. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

ALL MY SONS, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, 'RING OF FIRE' and More Set for People's Light's 15-16 SeasonALL MY SONS, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, 'RING OF FIRE' and More Set for People's Light's 15-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

People's Light is proud to announce its 41st season that includes classic and new works by Tony Award winning playwrights, five regional premieres, and a summer music event that features the songs of an American legend. (more...)

Stage Vet Stacy Keach Signs on for NBC's Untitled Suzanne Martin Comedy PilotStage Vet Stacy Keach Signs on for NBC's Untitled Suzanne Martin Comedy Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Deadline writes that Stacy Keach has joined the cast of NBC's upcoming comedy pilot, written by Suzanne Martin. (more...)

Laura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at ACTLaura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The first play of ACT's 50th Anniversary Season will be packed with talent. Broadway alums and Seattle favorites Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill will play Maggie the Cat and Brick, one of the most iconic couples in the theatrical canon. John Aylward, a Seattle treasure who went on to make a name for himself in Hollywood with recurring roles on ER, The West Wing, and Mad Men, will play the family patriarch Big Daddy. Rounding out the cast of leading roles will be elite Seattle acting veteran Marianne Owen as Big Mama. Kurt Beattie, in his final year as Artistic Director will direct this powerhouse cast. (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere Opens Tonight at Stark Naked TheatreHO HO HUMBUG World Premiere Opens Tonight at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens tonight, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. The play is recommended for audiences aged 13 and older. (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked TheatreHO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens on Friday, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Totem Pole's THE FOREIGNER Shouldn't Be a StrangerBWW Reviews: Totem Pole's THE FOREIGNER Shouldn't Be a Stranger
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 4, 2014

The Jenkins family -- Ken, Dan, and Jesse -- took over the Totem Pole stage for a riotous trip to Georgia (more...)

Patrick Page Returns to 54 Below for Encore Performance of GOOD TO BE BAD TonightPatrick Page Returns to 54 Below for Encore Performance of GOOD TO BE BAD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January that the New York Post's Michael Riedel called 'sensational', 'mesmerizing' and 'it brought down the house!', Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, AND BROADWAY'S LEADING BAD GUY returns for an encore performance AT 54 BELOW! (more...)

Patrick Page Returns to 54 Below for Encore Performance of 'Good to Be Bad', 8/27Patrick Page Returns to 54 Below for Encore Performance of 'Good to Be Bad', 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January, Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, AND BROADWAY'S LEADING BAD GUY returns for an encore performance AT 54 BELOW! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin WilliamsBWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin Williams
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

Mr. Page generously and immediately responded to our request and composed the moving essay that follows, which also includes his personal reflections on last week's tragic death of Robin Williams. (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces World Premiere of THE 12 as Final Show of Season, 3/27 - 4/26Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces World Premiere of THE 12 as Final Show of Season, 3/27 - 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

New Robert Schenkkan-Neil Berg Musical THE 12 to Premiere in Denver in 2015New Robert Schenkkan-Neil Berg Musical THE 12 to Premiere in Denver in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA TonightChris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. Tonight, August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood. (more...)

Filming Underway for HBO's TV Adaptation of ALL THE WAY, Starring Tony Winner Bryan CranstonFilming Underway for HBO's TV Adaptation of ALL THE WAY, Starring Tony Winner Bryan Cranston
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Principal photography has begun on HBO Films' ALL THE WAY, directed by Jay Roach (HBO's 'Game Change' and 'Recount') and written by Robert Schenkkan (more...)

Irish Theatre of Chicago to Present MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE This FallIrish Theatre of Chicago to Present MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago is pleased to launch its 2015-16 Season with the Midwest premiere of Geraldine Aron's touching and comedic one-woman show MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, directed by Siiri Scott and featuring ensemble member Barbara Figgins*. MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE will play October 7 - November 1, 2015 at Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference to Honor Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz at TOWN & COUNTRY GalaOjai Playwrights Conference to Honor Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz at TOWN & COUNTRY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) launches its 18th season with a benefit gala themed 'Town & Country' on Saturday, May 2, 3:00 pm, in Ojai, CA. Honoring Gordon Davidson for his decades of leadership in new play development in Los Angeles, and Judy Ovitz, an invaluable patron of the arts and OPC leader, the Benefit helps to fund the development of compelling new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Paper Mill's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Will Not Transfer to Broadway; Fans Start Petition!Paper Mill's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Will Not Transfer to Broadway; Fans Start Petition!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 6, 2015

As Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the new musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME came to the end of its run last evening, Patrick Page, who portrayed the evil 'Frollo' in the production, shared news on Facebook that the show will not be making a transfer to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Terence Archie, Jeannette Bayardelle, Anthony Fedorov & More in Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12Photo Flash: Terence Archie, Jeannette Bayardelle, Anthony Fedorov & More in Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. Check out a first look at photos from the production below! (more...)

Denver Center's World Premiere of Rock Musical THE 12 Opens TonightDenver Center's World Premiere of Rock Musical THE 12 Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. The show began on March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for tonight, April 3, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/27/2015 - AMERICAN BUFFALO, Streisand & Redford and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/27/2015 - AMERICAN BUFFALO, Streisand & Redford and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 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? Today's big news: AMERICAN BUFFALO opens tonight in the West End, Barbra Streisand honors Robert Redford this evening and more! (more...)

The DCPA Theatre Company Adds Additional Tickets for THE 12, 4/22-26The DCPA Theatre Company Adds Additional Tickets for THE 12, 4/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The DCPA Theatre Company announced today that they will open up additional seating during the final performances of The 12 to fulfill audience demand. (more...)

Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman Cancel Indiana Appearance to Protest Religious Freedom LawMegan Mullally, Nick Offerman Cancel Indiana Appearance to Protest Religious Freedom Law
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman have joined a growing list of entertainers who are standing up against Indiana's recent religious freedom law by canceling their upcoming appearance. (more...)

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