Larry Yando Stars in KING LEAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Beginning TonightLarry Yando Stars in KING LEAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presentsWilliam Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CSTFounder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Present STRICTLY DISHONORABLEEast Lynne Theater Company to Present STRICTLY DISHONORABLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

"We used to have a nice plantation in Mississippi.  And then, just when cotton got high, women stopped wearing cotton underwear," says Isabelle Parry in a Manhattan speakeasy in 1929.  (more...)

Mac Rogers' ASYMMETRIC to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 11/14Mac Rogers' ASYMMETRIC to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of ASYMMETRIC, written by Mac Rogers and directed by Jordana Williams. Produced by Ground UP Productions in association with Gideon Productions, ASYMMETRIC begins performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 6. Press opening is Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30PM; Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Please note: there is an added performance on Saturday, November 29 at 2:30 PM and there is no performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Jeremy Kushnier, Jonathan Spivey & More to Star in SHEAR MADNESS Off-BroadwayJeremy Kushnier, Jonathan Spivey & More to Star in SHEAR MADNESS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, today announced the cast for the New York Premiere of the hit comedy whodunit Shear Madness. This open-ended Off-Broadway engagement will begin performances October 22nd at New World Stages/Stage 4 (340 West 50th Street).   (more...)

TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayTACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' presents the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. The first production of the company's 22nd Season will be directed by TACT Company Member Drew Barr, who directed the company's Fall 2012 production of Brian Friel's Lovers. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) tonight, September 23, 2014. Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm. Performances will continue through November 1, 2014. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Co. to Present WITHIN THE LAW, 9/17-10/12East Lynne Theater Co. to Present WITHIN THE LAW, 9/17-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents the 1912 Broadway sensation, "Within the Law," from September 17 through October 12, with an 8:00p.m. curtain, and a Wednesday through Saturday schedule, except there is no show on Wednesday, October 8, and an added show on Sunday, October 12 at 7:30p.m. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEARBWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEARPhoto Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Present HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 11/7-8East Lynne Theater Company to Present HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

'Please be at the Black Swan Hotel at Winchester at midday tomorrow. Do come! I am at my wit's end. Don't fail me,' was how the telegram read. It was sent to Sherlock Holmes from Violet Hunter, a governess employed at The Copper Beeches. (more...)

Comedy Whodunit SHEAR MADNESS Makes New York Premiere Tonight at New World StagesComedy Whodunit SHEAR MADNESS Makes New York Premiere Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The hit comedy whodunit SHEAR MADNESS begins performances tonight, October 22nd, at New World Stages. Opening night is set for November 11th, 2015. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Gets a New 'Tony'; Show Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwaySHEAR MADNESS Gets a New 'Tony'; Show Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned the Jonathan Spivey, who was previously announced for the role of 'Tony' in the New York Premiere of the hit comedy whodunit Shear Madness, has left the production due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)

Gideon and Ground UP to Stage World Premiere of ASYMMETRIC at 59E59 Next MonthGideon and Ground UP to Stage World Premiere of ASYMMETRIC at 59E59 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Ground UP Productions in association with Gideon Productions will present the New York Premiere of Mac Rogers' Asymmetric at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street between Park and Madison Avenue) November 14-December 6. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams to Emcee TACT's CATCH A RISING STAR Benefit at the Met Room Next MonthLee Roy Reams to Emcee TACT's CATCH A RISING STAR Benefit at the Met Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will hold its Winter Benefit on Monday, December 1st at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street). The festive evening entitled 'Catch A Rising Star' will be emceed by legendary Broadway song and dance man Lee Roy Reams and will feature musical performances by eight young up-and-coming Broadway talents. The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by the show at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Mint Theater to Stage American Premiere of Hazel Ellis's WOMEN WITHOUT MENMint Theater to Stage American Premiere of Hazel Ellis's WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) today announced that the next production, Women Without Men, will begin performances January 30th and continue through March 26th at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The play explores the clash of conflicting natures and petty competitions that erupt amongst the cloistered teaching staff of an all-girls boarding school. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 12/5-20Pioneer Theatre Company to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 12/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, December 5 through December 20, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Spy Thriller ASYMMETRIC Opens Tonight at 59E59 TheatersPhoto Flash: Spy Thriller ASYMMETRIC Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

59E59 Theaters hosts the New York premiere of ASYMMETRIC, written by Mac Rogers and directed by Jordana Williams. Produced by Ground UP Productions in association with Gideon Productions, ASYMMETRIC began performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 6. Press opening is tonight, November 19 at 7:30 PM. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Spy Thriller ASYMMETRIC at 59E59 TheatersPhoto Flash: First Look at Spy Thriller ASYMMETRIC at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

59E59 Theaters hosts the New York premiere of ASYMMETRIC, written by Mac Rogers and directed by Jordana Williams. Produced by Ground UP Productions in association with Gideon Productions, ASYMMETRIC began performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 6. Press opening is this Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Gideon and Ground UP Stage World Premiere of ASYMMETRIC at 59E59, Beginning TonightGideon and Ground UP Stage World Premiere of ASYMMETRIC at 59E59, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Ground UP Productions in association with Gideon Productions will present the New York Premiere of Mac Rogers' Asymmetric at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street between Park and Madison Avenue) tonight, November 14-December 6. (more...)

Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, 5/28-6/14Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone with preview performances beginning May 28th prior to an official press opening of May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Merlin Productions' THE DIORAMA, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Merlin Productions' THE DIORAMA, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone, opening tonight, May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, Now thru 6/14Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone with an official press opening of today, May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, Now thru 6/14Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone with preview performances beginning today, May 28th prior to an official press opening of May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

East Lynne to Present HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIESEast Lynne to Present HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

'Please be at the Black Swan Hotel at midday tomorrow. Do come!' was how the telegram read. It was sent to Sherlock Holmes from Violet Hunter, a governess employed at The Copper Beeches. (more...)

East Lynne Theater to Stage HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 3/14-15East Lynne Theater to Stage HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents two 'who-dun-its' on one night, radio-style, with live sound effects and commercials, with two great detectives. Under the title 'Holmes and Carter Mysteries,' the cases are 'Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches' and 'Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo.' (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with Christopher Durang and the Cast of BEYOND THERAPY on Opening Night!BWW TV: Chatting with Christopher Durang and the Cast of BEYOND THERAPY on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre presents Beyond Therapy, the hilarious comedy by Christopher Durang, the modern master of the outrageous and absurd (and recipient of the 2013 'Best Play' Tony Award for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out what Durang, the cast, and the evening's biggest guests had to say about the play below! (more...)

VIDEO: Last Week To Catch Mint Theater's Historic Production of WOMEN WITHOUT MENVIDEO: Last Week To Catch Mint Theater's Historic Production of WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
by Michael Dale - Mar 22, 2016

The American premiere of Irish playwright Hazel Ellis' 1938 drama opened to rave reviews. (more...)

East Lynne to Present OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 3/22East Lynne to Present OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

One-hundred-and-fifty-years ago, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln attended 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. During the third act, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box to fire the fatal shot. (more...)

Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production! (more...)

East Lynne Theater Stages HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES TonightEast Lynne Theater Stages HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents two 'who-dun-its' on one night, radio-style, with live sound effects and commercials, with two great detectives. Under the title 'Holmes and Carter Mysteries,' the cases are 'Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches' and 'Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TACT's BEYOND THERAPY, Beginning Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at TACT's BEYOND THERAPY, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre presents Beyond Therapy, the hilarious comedy by Christopher Durang, the modern master of the outrageous and absurd (and recipient of the 2013 'Best Play' Tony Award for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike). The spring production of the company's 21st Season directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Scott Alan Evans will begin performances at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) tonight, March 11, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, 5/28-6/14Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone with preview performances beginning May 28th prior to an official press opening of May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at WalkerspaceVOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

ReGroup to Stage Reading of THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED Next WeekReGroup to Stage Reading of THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Join the ReGroup in the 1920's Napa-Valley vineyards! (more...)

TACT's 2014-15 Season to Feature THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE & ABUNDANCETACT's 2014-15 Season to Feature THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE & ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2014/2015 Season, the company's 22nd. The critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company "dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit," will offer two works featuring strong, powerful female characters. The Killing of Sister George, the ground-breaking play by Frank Marcus and Abundance, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley's (Crimes of the Heart) tall tale set in the Great American West, will be presented at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Theatre Row. (more...)

VIDEO: Mint Theater Continues Commitment To Forgotten Women Playwrights With Hazel Ellis' WOMEN WITHOUT MENVIDEO: Mint Theater Continues Commitment To Forgotten Women Playwrights With Hazel Ellis' WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
by Michael Dale - Jan 8, 2016

In their new City Center home, the Mint presents the American premiere of the Irish playwright's workplace drama. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCEFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set forSunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mint Theater Company's WOMEN WITHOUT MENPhoto Flash: First Look at Mint Theater Company's WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Performances are on now for the next Mint Theater production, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, and continue through March 26th at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The play explores the clash of conflicting natures and petty competitions that erupt amongst the cloistered teaching staff of an all-girls boarding school. Opening Night is set for February 25th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TACT's ABUNDANCE Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayTACT's ABUNDANCE Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre presents Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) tonight, February 17, 2015. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Now thru 12/20Pioneer Theatre Company Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher tonight, December 5 through December 20, 2014. (more...)

PTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORYPTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones, January 9 - 24, 2015. The play was workshopped in Pioneer Theatre Company's new play reading series, Play-by-Play, last season. The play-a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference-coincides with the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. (more...)

CoHo to Present New Adaptation of THE YELLOW WALLPAPER This WinterCoHo to Present New Adaptation of THE YELLOW WALLPAPER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

CoHo Productions' 20th Season continues with a new stage adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, one of the most important American short stories of the 19th century. This world premiere production will integrate expressionistic audio, visual and movement interludes with the haunting literary text. Sue Mach's adaptation, conceived by Grace Carter and directed by Philip Cuomo, features Carter, Chris Harder and Christy Bigelow. The production runs January 13 - February 6, 2016. (more...)

TACT's 2015-16 Season to Feature HARD LOVE & WIDOWERS' HOUSESTACT's 2015-16 Season to Feature HARD LOVE & WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2015/2016 Season, the company's 23rd. The critically-acclaimed and award-winning Off-Broadway company that "reveals, reclaims and reimagines great plays of literary merit" will offer two works that delve into the notion of choice, free will, faith, assumption and morality.  (more...)

OR, by Liz Duffy Adams to Play Imago TheatreOR, by Liz Duffy Adams to Play Imago Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Third Rail presents OR, by Liz Duffy Adams, Sep 18 - Oct 10, 2015, Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Location: Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave. Portland, OR 97214 Tickets Available: By phone at 503-235-1101 or online at thirdrailrep.org. Prices: Single tickets $24 - $47 (plus online service fees). Admission included for Third Rail Members (monthly fee of $29.33). (more...)

Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence & More to Star in TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE RevivalCynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence & More to Star in TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. (more...)

Larry Yando to Star in KING LEAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater This FallLarry Yando to Star in KING LEAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the casting and creative team for William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CSTFounder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences aKing Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, September 9-November 9, 2014. (more...)

LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

They were married actors. Who worked together, almost exclusively, for decades. Stage actors who chose to turn down big-money offers from Hollywood. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ruled Broadway, toured the nation and even played London's West End in the middle of World War II. With the Theatre Guild, they took low salaries to play in acclaimed productions of Shaw, O'Neill and Shakespeare; as well as three plays by their good friend Noel Coward. Laurence Olivier once said, 'Everything I know about acting I learned from Alfred Lunt.' A Broadway theater was named for them in 1958, and the Cole Porter musical 'KISS ME KATE' was inspired by their on and off-stage battles. Hugely famous in their time, they are now almost completely forgotten by the general public. (more...)

'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY' to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY' to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

In the new play "LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY," playwright and actor Mark E. Lang unites with his wife of twelve years, Alison Murphy to celebrate The Lunts and examine their lives, their work and their legacy... to dig beneath their public personae and discover the all-too-real and sometimes fragile personalities beneath. (more...)

'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY' Plays Stage Left Studio, Now thru 5/3'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY' Plays Stage Left Studio, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

In the new play 'LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY,' playwright and actor Mark E. Lang unites with his wife of twelve years, Alison Murphy to celebrate The Lunts and examine their lives, their work and their legacy... to dig beneath their public personae and discover the all-too-real and sometimes fragile personalities beneath. (more...)

LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Play Stage Left Studio, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

They were married actors. Who worked together, almost exclusively, for decades. Stage actors who chose to turn down big-money offers from Hollywood. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne ruled Broadway, toured the nation and even played London's West End in the middle of World War II. With the Theatre Guild, they took low salaries to play in acclaimed productions of Shaw, O'Neill and Shakespeare; as well as three plays by their good friend Noel Coward. Laurence Olivier once said, 'Everything I know about acting I learned from Alfred Lunt.' A Broadway theater was named for them in 1958, and the Cole Porter musical 'KISS ME KATE' was inspired by their on and off-stage battles. Hugely famous in their time, they are now almost completely forgotten by the general public. (more...)

Christine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon JonesChristine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon Jones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) announced today that the TACT 2016 Spring Gala will honor former TACT Co-Artistic Director and current company member Simon Jones. (more...)

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