Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre Company's SPILL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 19th season with the Midwest premiere of SPILL, an incredibly vivid, behind-the-news play revealing the untold stories of the people directly affected by the 2010 BP oil spill and the lasting impact of the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Quintessential Australian Play Delivers Wartime Romance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

?LOYALTY, honour and love are explored in the Old Mill Theatre's latest offering, the quintessential Australian play No Names, No Pack Drill. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre to Stage SEXY LAUNDRY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin is set to direct the Michele Riml comedy SEXY LAUNDRY, which will be presented on the Main Stage November 20 - December 13, 2015. Veteran actors Wendy Welch and Bob Hess will co-star as Alice and Henry. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 8
by Audition Roundup - Nov 8, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 8, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Cast Set for The Seeing Place's Haunting Rep of THE PILLOWMAN and GIDION'S KNOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, announced casting for a once in a lifetime theatrical pairing with a great potential to provoke social change: Martin McDonagh's brutal, Olivier Award winning, THE PILLOWMAN with Johnna Adams' gripping two-hander, GIDION'S KNOT. With an organic presentation style emphasizing the edgy, American style of acting developed by the Group Theatre, The Seeing Place puts a contemporary spin on classic works by master playwrights, with ticket prices that anyone can afford. (more...)

Tangent Theatre Kicks Off 2015 NEWvember New Plays Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Tangent Theatre Company and AboutFACE Ireland have made the final selections for their 5th NEWvember New Plays Festival -- a showcase of original plays by emerging playwrights to be held at the Carpenter Shop Theater, Tangent's 50-seat performance space in the center of Tivoli. (more...)

BWW Preview: OUR TOWN Returns Home with Freshness at Princeton Day School
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Nov 4, 2015

OUR TOWN with Stan Cahill in the role of Stage Manager takes cast and audience through the halls of Princeton Day School seeking the timeless and fleeting moments of life. (more...)

Jiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of PEERLESS by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon, November 27-December 19 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 3. The cast of PEERLESS includes Teresa Avia Lim, Christopher Livingston, Caroline Neff, JD Taylor, and Tiffany Villarin. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Laura Pitt-Pulford to Lead OLIVER!, Sarah Ingram Set for THE WITCHES at the Curve; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Curve today announces casting for the theatre's productions of Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES and Lionel Bart's classic musical, OLIVER! (more...)

BWW Review: A BOX OF YELLOW STARS Shines Brightly at Theatre Works
by Joseph Baker - Nov 23, 2015

Produced by the Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis, Natalie Parker-Lawrence's A BOX OF YELLOW STARS is a play inspired by true events -- one man (we never know his name) rescues fifteen women from the horrors of the Holocaust by . . . marrying each one and taking her beyond the reach of the Nazis. I only had a sketchy knowledge of what Ms. Parker-Lawrence was attempting in this play, and knowing practically nothing else, I questioned what her approach would be. (At one point I imagined a grim line-up of fifteen women relating horrific experiences, and that would have been a torturous experience indeed.) What she has accomplished is a surprisingly balanced piece: She wisely utilizes humor and dry wit to leaven her characters' painful, sometimes long-buried recollections. (more...)

BWW Review: Timeline Theatre Company's Chicago Premiere SPILL Drills Into the Human Story Behind 2010 BP Oil Disaster
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 2, 2015

Timeline Theatre Company's Chicago premiere of Leigh Fondakowski's documentary-style SPILL aims to show audiences the untold side of the story surrounding the April 2010 blowout and subsequent explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a BP oil rig, in the Gulf of Mexico. The resulting oil spill was the worst in United States history, leaching nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf, leaving thousands of oiled animals for dead, and disrupting the livelihoods of many who relied on the body of water for fishing. Fondakowski's play aims to accomplish what great theater should: the interweaving of the personal and political. The play shows the human side of a widely publicized issue that audiences may previously have held at a distance. And Fondakowski, a member of the Tectonic Theater Project and the head writer on The Laramie Project, wisely and movingly devotes a good amount of SPILL's material to a lesser-known consequence of this devastating environment event: the lives of the 11 men who were taken in the explosion. These men were fathers, sons, siblings, and husbands who had inherently risky careers - but in the wake of the BP oil rig explosion and subsequent spill, they were soon forgotten by the mass media. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play asks us to imagine what will happen to humanity after the apocalypse. This imaginative dark comedy follows a new civilization of survivors as they band together to build a community from the rubble of the world we now know. Jump into a wild future where The Simpsonsand the pop culture of today becomes the mythology of tomorrow in this unexpected, musical love-letter to the power of live theatre. (more...)

Actors Bridge's 20th Anniversary Continues with THE NETHER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 19, 2015

Jessika Malone directs Actors Bridge Ensemble's 20th Anniversary Season's upcoming production of Jennifer Haley's The Nether, opening December 4 at the new Actors Bridge Studio at the Darkhorse Chapel, 4610 Charlotte Avenue (entrance on 47th Avenue). (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Play the Unicorn This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, featuring a score by Michael Friedman with lyrics by Anne Washburn, will be directed by Theodore Swetz and co-produced with UMKC Theatre at Unicorn Theatre this December. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Unveils 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Crowded Fire's newly appointed Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2016 mainstage season lineup of three contemporary plays that continue to uphold the company's long tradition of producing boundary - pushing, thought-provoking theater. At a season-announcement party on Saturday, November 14th Morita addressed Crowded Fire donors, patrons, and artists saying "At Crowded Fire, we are unafraid of tackling big issues. We commit ourselves to true experimentation of form and content to question, disrupt, or complicate comfortable notions of cultural hierarchy." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Sacramento (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Diversionary Theatre's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Diversionary Theatre has announced that tickets are on sale for A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration In Concert, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Kim Strassburger. Performances of this holiday-inspired production begin Thursday, December 10th, 2015, at 7pm at 4545 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Company Presents IN LOVE & WARCRAFT, Now thru 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Custom Made Theatre Company plunges into virtual romantic comedy reality with Madhuri Shekar's award-winning Jane Austin meets Cyrano meets online gaming in 'In Love and Warcraft,' tonight, November 12 through December 12 at the company's new location, the Custom Made Theatre at 533 Sutter St. (at Powell) just north of Union Square. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 1
by Audition Roundup - Nov 1, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 1, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

THE BIG DRY Opens in June at Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Imagine a world of dust. A future where water drips brown from the taps. Where dust storms reduce houses to rubble. Where a young boy, George (Rory Potter) and his younger brother, Beeper (played alternatively by Jack Andrew & Noah Sturzaker), fight to survive while waiting for their father to return home.  And where a young rebellious girl, Emily (Sofia Nolan), won't take no for an answer. Imagine the future. Imagine The Big Dry. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin to Depart
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?Derek Blount, Chairman, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors today announced the departure of Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin who has accepted a position as Head of Fine Arts with Greenhill School in Addison.  Terry will begin his new position at Greenhill on July 1, 2016.   (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' to Offer Specially Priced Lottery in Celebration of Book's Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME announces a $13 Ticket Lottery in celebration of the 13th Anniversary of Mark Haddon's book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Tuesday, May 31 at 5:00PM. (more...)

Coal Mine Theatre to Present KILLER JOE, 4/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Coal Mine Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of the in-your-face balls-to-the-wall black comedy, KILLER JOE, written by American playwright Tracy Letts and directed by Peter Pasyk (13/14 Urjo Kareda  Artist-in-Residence), from April 3-24, 2016 at the Coal Mine Theatre. (more...)

The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala tonight, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). (more...)

The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala on Monday, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). Hosted by Mario Cantone, the event will feature performances by Jerry Dixon and Nat and Alex Wolff, and an appearance by playwright Beth Henley, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian. Music Director is Sinai Tabak. The evening, 6:00-10:00pm, includes cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Victoria Theatre, 4/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Victoria Theater Association's Projects Unlimited Star Attractions presents the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, April 8-9, 2016 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, by calling 937-228-3630, toll-free 888-228-3630 or online at (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2016

Actors Bridge Ensemble's 20th anniversary season continues in April with the Nashville premiere of Meg Miroshnik's The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, directed by Leah Lowe and running April 15-23 at the Belmont Black Box Theater. (more...)

THE BIG MEAL Begins 4/21 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to present the Southern California premiere of ... The Big Meal. Written by Orange County native Dan LeFranc, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Jocelyn A. Brown, The Big Meal will preview from April 21 through April 28. Regular performances will begin April 30 and continue through May 22 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Breaking News: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Will Conclude Broadway Run in September
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will close on Sunday, September 4, 2016. It will have played 23 previews and 800 regular performances (including 1 Actors Fund performance). The production opened on October 5, 2014 (previews began September 10, 2014) at the Barrymore Theatre. (more...)

WaterTower Sets THE BIG MEAL Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

?WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced casting and creative team details for the regional premiere of Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, directed by Emily Scott Banks.   The ensemble cast features John S. Davies, Lois Sonnier Hart, Jakie Cabe, Sherry Hopkins, Garret Storms, Kia Boyer, Alex Duva and Kennedy Waterman.  Making their WaterTower Theatre debuts will be Jakie Cabe, Alex Duva, Lois Sonnier Hart and Kennedy Waterman. (more...)

AfterWork Theater Presents SING-OUT: GENDER BENDERS! Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

AfterWork Theater presents Sing Out: Gender-Benders, a musical revue featuring your favorite musical numbers cast with a non-gender conforming flair. Come see what AfterWork Theater does best; providing a community where every day people can perform. Watch as lawyers, teachers, marketers and others from all walks of life take the stage; some returning to what they love, others, for the first time ever! The show will feature fifteen of the greatest Broadway numbers in one musical revue. Performances will take place March 18-20 in the East Village in Manhattan. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 6, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, February 25 - March 6, 2016, at the Addison Theatre Centre. Six world premieres highlight this year's diverse Festival as well as 2 one-woman cabarets, 4 dance works, 1 circus act, 3 solo shows, 1 musical reading, 2 play readings, 9 theatre productions, 1 interdisciplinary piece, 1 spoken word performance, a 24-hour play festival, and many returning favorites. The Festival is made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Town of Addison and the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as media sponsors, and the Dallas Observer. The Festival is produced by Terry Martin and Kelsey Leigh Ervi. (more...)

Broadway's 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Launches Digital Lottery Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Still waiting for HAMILTON lottery tickets? There are plenty of other amazing shows on the Great White Way now offering a digital opportunity to nab tickets, including the Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which just launched its own lottery today. (more...)

World Premiere of Sarah Gubbins' COCKED to Play Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 41st season with the World Premiere of Cocked by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Victory Gardens Theater Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz.  Cocked runs February 12 - March 13, 2016 with the press performance on Friday, February 19, 2016, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play three performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park on February 27 & 28, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Management Group, Inc. The show will make its way to Fort Worth, where it will play for one night only at Bass Performance Hall February 29, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

Alex Brightman Will Host Second Annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival on 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The second annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools will take place Monday, March 7 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway at West 51st Street) at 7 p.m. More than 100 talented students from five select New York City high schools will make their Broadway debuts performing excerpts from their winter productions. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Women in Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced details for the second annual WOMEN IN THEATRE series. The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is co-chaired by Karol Omlor and Andrea Redmon. This is the second lecture in the series (the first was held last year and featured female directors), and it will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Main Space at WaterTower Theatre. The lecture will be moderated by the Dallas Observer's Arts and Culture Editor Lauren Smart, and features Pam Dougherty, Jenny Ledel, Denise Lee, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Wendy Welch. (more...)

CAMP Rehoboth and Clear Space Theatre Company Team Up for THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Rehoboth's own Clear Space Theatre Company and CAMP Rehoboth are collaborating to present a reader's theatre production of The Laramie Project as a fundraiser for both organizations.  The Laramie Project tells the heartbreaking, but true, story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student who became the fatal victim of a heinous hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. After being kidnapped and severely beaten, Shepard was tied to a fence in the middle of a prairie and left for dead. Not discovered until the next day, he died several days later as a result of his injuries.  (more...)

Tarragon & Studio 180 to Present YOU WILL REMEMBER ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Tarragon Theatre, in a co-production with Studio 180 Theatre, presents the Toronto premiere of You Will Remember Me by Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault, one of Québec's most dynamic voices, in a translation by Bobby Theodore. Directed by Studio 180 co-founder and Artistic Director Joel Greenberg, You Will Remember Me is a vivid and elegant drama about family and memory that stars R.H. Thomson, Kimwun Perehinec, Nancy Palk, Mark McGrinder and Michela Cannon. You Will Remember Me previews from March 1, opens March 9 and runs to April 10 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Bloody, Minimalist Take on THE SPANISH TRAGEDY Opens at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Thomas Kyd's THE SPANISH TRAGEDY, directed by Dan Hutton, opened 11 February and runs through 5th March 2016 at the Old Red Lion. A group of six actors takes on Kyd's revenge tragedy and bring a world of villainy, vengeance and warped justice to life. (more...)

BWW Review: TALKING TO TERRORISTS Will Open Your Mind to the Real Reasons for Terrorism
by Shari Barrett - Feb 1, 2016

'Talking to Terrorists' is a verbatim, word for word journey into the inner workings of the motivations of what makes a terrorist tick and why they do what they do. By going directly to the source, this unflinching play seeks to answer two of the most important questions of our time: why does this keep happening, and how can we stop it? (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Theatre Project to Present THE SANTA CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Theatre Project is thrilled to present New York solo performer JEFFREY SOLOMON in his Off?Broadway comedy, THE SANTA CLOSET, about a little boy seeking validation and the closeted holiday icon too scared to give it. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play at the Fox Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.   (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON are pleased to present the TEAM's RoosevElvis, created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristein Sieh with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan, directed by Rachel Chavkin. The production runs May 6-29 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

2016 National Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 150 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 48th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 12-16, 2016 in multiple locations throughout the Center. Thousands of student artists from eight regions across the country presented their work at regional festivals from January 5 through February 27, 2016 and more than 150 were selected to travel to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the national festival. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet Maty Cameron - The Great White Wyoming Way
by Guest Blogger: Maty Cameron - Apr 19, 2016

Welcome to Laramie, Wyoming, home of the University of Wyoming, the only four year university in the state, and also home to The Laramie Project. I promise that we aren't homophobic bigots. (Side note: two of my professors at the university were in that movie).  (more...)

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