Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at P.A. Cooley in the Regional Premiere of THE NANCE at NCTCPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at P.A. Cooley in the Regional Premiere of THE NANCE at NCTC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

This October, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of Douglas Carter Beane's sophisticated wit and thrilling theatrical ambition with the regional premiere of The Nance. After hit productions of Beane's The Little Dog Laughed and As Bees in Honey Drown, NCTC bring his latest and "finest" (Time Out NY), what The New York Times calls "a heartfelt new play set in the twilight of burlesque." This "bold, brave play" (Backstage) - which debuted at Lincoln Center Theater on Broadway in 2013 - recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of headliner Chauncey Miles, who plays "the nance," a flamboyantly effeminate stock character - usually played by a straight man. Set amid Mayor Fiorello La Guardia's crackdown on burlesque before the 1939 World's Fair, a time when it was easy to play gay yet dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life. (more...)

Comps-Eclipse's LISBON TRIVIATA Concludes McNally Season, Opening November 8Comps-Eclipse's LISBON TRIVIATA Concludes McNally Season, Opening November 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Eclipse Theatre Company, the only Midwest theatre company to feature oneplaywright in one season, concludes their 23rd anniversary, 2015 Terrence McNally season with The Lisbon Traviata, with Eclipse Ensemble Member and Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate Steve Scott directing. (more...)

Terrence McNally to Speak in Dallas as Part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program, 10/8Terrence McNally to Speak in Dallas as Part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with TeCo Theatrical Productions will present A Conversation with Terrence McNally (MASTER CLASS, CORPUS CHRISTI, RAGTIME, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program on Thursday, October 8 2015 7:30 PM at The Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Dallas, TX. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: MAD MEN's John Slattery and Jon Hamm Headed for Broadway?Rialto Chatter: MAD MEN's John Slattery and Jon Hamm Headed for Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - Sep 23, 2014

The New York Post writes that John Slattery is looking for his next project now that AMC's MAD MEN is over. And it's a play. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old GlobeGattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Stanton Case and More Set for Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country PlayhouseStanton Case and More Set for Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will commemorate the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing October 6 - 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies. (more...)

Photo Flash: Terrence McNally Stops in Dallas for DGF's Traveling Masters ProgramPhoto Flash: Terrence McNally Stops in Dallas for DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with TeCo Theatrical Productions presented A Conversation with Terrence McNally (Master Class, Corpus Christi, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program last night, October 8 2015 7:30 PM at The Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Dallas, TX. Scroll down for photos from McNally's appearance! (more...)

Terrence McNally Speaks in Dallas Tonight as Part of DGF's Traveling Masters ProgramTerrence McNally Speaks in Dallas Tonight as Part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with TeCo Theatrical Productions will present A Conversation with Terrence McNally (MASTER CLASS, CORPUS CHRISTI, RAGTIME, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program tonight, October 8 2015 7:30 PM at The Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Dallas, TX. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse commemorates the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing now through October 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stanton Case and More Set for Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS, Beginning Tonight at Westport Country PlayhouseStanton Case and More Set for Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS, Beginning Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will commemorate the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing tonight, October 6 - 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies. (more...)

Sunday Special: Celebrating Living Legend Terrence McNally of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAYSunday Special: Celebrating Living Legend Terrence McNally of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by Louisa Brady - Oct 5, 2014

Four time Tony Award Winner Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY is opening on Thursday, October 9th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. In anticipation of McNally's upcoming opening night, BroadwayWorld is taking a look at his legendary career over the past several decades. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Premiere New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT, 10/30Dallas Opera to Premiere New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2015

            DALLAS, OCTOBER 2, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bass Kevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes. (more...)

Dallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT TonightDallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bass Kevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes. (more...)

AVENUE Q Returning to NCTC this Holiday SeasonAVENUE Q Returning to NCTC this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

This holiday season, get ready for more outrageously delightful songs and charmingly naughty puppets, as New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of its sold-out, record-breaking hit Avenue Q, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. (more...)

NCTC Stages Regional Debut of Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starting TonightNCTC Stages Regional Debut of Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

This month, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of Douglas Carter Beane's sophisticated wit and thrilling theatrical ambition with the regional premiere of THE NANCE. (more...)

Terrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's  2015 Featured PlaywrightTerrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's 2015 Featured Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the Midwest's only theatre company to focus on a single playwright each season, will feature the works of award-winning American playwright Terrence McNally for their 2015 Season. Eclipse will explore the range of McNally's output with three full productions, plus readings and public events about the playwright. (more...)

Chicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona AwardChicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Eclipse Theatre Company announces League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp as the recipient of theirSixth Annual Corona Award, which honors an individual who plays an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized organizations such as Eclipse. (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (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...)

Nancy E. Carroll Leads SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running Now thru 6/6Nancy E. Carroll Leads SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running Now thru 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

From tonight, May 8 to June 6, 2015, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, a timely and touching new play about love, loss, and family, written by Terrence McNally.   (more...)

Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

From May 8 to June 6, 2015, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, a timely and touching new play about love, loss, and family, written by Terrence McNally.   (more...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the 20-member cast for its 2015 season opener, the hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy THE FULL MONTY with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Terrence McNally, direction by Co-Artistic Director John D. Glover, choreography by Danny Spagnuolo and musical direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson. THE FULL MONTY will play March 10 - April 12, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be HonoredJesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM EST. The program will be co-hosted by Emmy Award Nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Broadway's upcoming "Living on Love"). (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations Screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE with Nathan LaneBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations Screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE with Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On June 10 (6PM) please join us for a Conversations screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, Q&A with Nathan Lane?. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at The New School - Tishman Auditorium (63 Fifth Ave). (more...)

Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

From May 8 to June 6, 2015, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, a timely and touching new play about love, loss, and family, written by Terrence McNally.   (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 28, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation followed a special screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, featuring Nathan Lane and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Michael Levesque's JULES to Open 6/18 at Teatro LATEAMichael Levesque's JULES to Open 6/18 at Teatro LATEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Third Eye Theatre Company & Teatro LATEA present JULES, written by MICHAEL LEVESQUE, from June 18-28, 2014, at Teatro LATEA, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. Directed by ANDREW GLANT-LINDEN with Musical Direction by TIM DI PASQUA, JULES has music by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin & Julian Eltinge. Set Design is by Zachary Serafin, Lighting design by Alex Moore, Costumes & Wigs by Marla Speer, Assistant Costumes & Wigs by Jamie Metzger & Stage Management by Abby Judd. (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Set to Play Philadelphia Theatre Company in FebruaryTerrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Set to Play Philadelphia Theatre Company in February
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company announced today the fifth show of its 2014-2015 season will be the Tony-nominated drama Mothers and Sons byTerrence McNally. Mothers and Sons, which will run February 6-March 8, 2015, rounds out an exciting 40th Anniversary Season of superb contemporary theatre that also includes Lisa D'Amour's disturbing yet bracingly funny drama Detroit, the Tony Award nominated Outside Mullingar by Oscar-winning writer John Patrick Shanley, brownsville song (b-side for tray), the runaway hit of this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays, by rising playwrightKimber Lee, and Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair's musical whodunit Murder for Two, nominated for this year's Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. (more...)

City Theatre Company's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION Opens TodayCity Theatre Company's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The City Theatre Company continues to sizzle this summer with Terrence McNally's critically acclaimed play Love! Valour! Compassion, opening July 31. Hailed by many critics as McNally at the top of his form and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, the celebrated Broadway show is directed by Matthew Burnett and runs four weekends through August 23. Lots of laughs and love with live theatre not to be missed! (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the NederlanderAnjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

City Theatre Company's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION Opens 7/31City Theatre Company's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION Opens 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The City Theatre Company continues to sizzle this summer with Terrence McNally's critically acclaimed play Love! Valour! Compassion, opening July 31. Hailed by many critics as McNally at the top of his form and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, the celebrated Broadway show is directed by Matthew Burnett and runs four weekends through August 23. Lots of laughs and love with live theatre not to be missed! (more...)

John Glover to Star in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings, 8/16-17John Glover to Star in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced the launch of The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative with the presentation of two outdoor staged readings of THE TEMPEST, starring Tony Award winner John Glover as Prospero, on August 16 and 17. This initiative is an ongoing program, which offers exciting performances and educational opportunities focusing on the work of William Shakespeare at Bay Street Theater. (more...)

Eric Ankrim, Josh Rhodes & More Nominated for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee AwardsEric Ankrim, Josh Rhodes & More Nominated for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle just announced the nomination slate of the fourth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards,theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters in the prior calendar year. (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre CompanyTerrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally February 6-March 8. Directed by Wendy Goldberg, the cast features Hugh Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned, James Lloyd Reynolds, and Patrick Gibbons and Jacob D. Wilner in alternating performances. (more...)

NCTC to Stage Regional Premiere of Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONSNCTC to Stage Regional Premiere of Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

In March, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the latest acclaimed play by four-time Tony Award winner and frequent NCTC collaborator Terrence McNally, with the regional premiere of Mothers and Sons, directed by Arturo Catricala and starring Velina Brown and Andrew Nance. Generations collide when a woman pays a surprise visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. As she revisits the past, she begins to see the life her son might have led. "A resonant elegy for a ravaged generation" (The New York Times) and "eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant" (Chicago Tribune), Mothers and Sons explores family and forgiveness in a changing society. (more...)

2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced!2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Joshua Carter, currently working the national musical tour of Once, wins Performance in a Musical as a Lead Actor (Male) for his work in Little Shop of Horrors, along with his co-lead, Jessica Skerritt. Bill Berry wins as well as director of the co-production of ACT Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theater (housed at ACT). (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Begins Tonight in PhiladelphiaTerrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Begins Tonight in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally tonight, February 6, through March 8. Directed by Wendy Goldberg, the cast features Hugh Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned, James Lloyd Reynolds, and Patrick Gibbons and Jacob D. Wilner in alternating performances. (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Begins Tonight in PhiladelphiaTerrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Begins Tonight in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the fifth show of its 2014-2015 season -- the Tony-nominated drama Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally. Mothers and Sons, which runs today, February 6-March 8, 2015, rounds out an exciting 40th Anniversary Season of superb contemporary theatre that also includes Lisa D'Amour's disturbing yet bracingly funny drama Detroit, the Tony Award nominated Outside Mullingar by Oscar-winning writer John Patrick Shanley, brownsville song (b-side for tray), the runaway hit of this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays, by rising playwrightKimber Lee, and Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair's musical whodunit Murder for Two, nominated for this year's Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJCast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for Guards at the Taj, the final production of the 2015/2016 season. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), the show marks Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda's directorial debut at the Playhouse. The production will run February 2 - 28, 2016 (press opening: Wednesday, February 10) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets go on sale Sunday, December 6 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert TonightNathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve ConcertNathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the 20-member cast for its 2015 season opener, the hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy THE FULL MONTY with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Terrence McNally, direction by Co-Artistic Director John D. Glover, choreography by Danny Spagnuolo and musical direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson. THE FULL MONTY will play March 10 - April 12, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (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...)

Site-Specific Play to Reunite L.A. Architects Neutra & Schindler, 9/13-10/4Site-Specific Play to Reunite L.A. Architects Neutra & Schindler, 9/13-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

True story: in 1953, iconic L.A. architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, onetime friends and business partners who had been bitterly estranged for 23 years, found themselves, by a vagary of fate, occupying the same hospital room in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA presents a site-specific production in which playwright/director Tom Lazarus imagines what might have transpired during that reunion. Ray Xifo and John Nielsen star as Neutra and Schindler, with Heather Robinson in the role of Nurse Rothstein. The world premiere of The Princes of Kings Road opens on Sept 12 for a four-week run at the architecturally significant Neutra Institute and Museum of Silverlake. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

John Glover Stars in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings This WeekendJohn Glover Stars in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced the launch of The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative with the presentation of two outdoor staged readings of THE TEMPEST, starring Tony Award winner John Glover as Prospero, this weekend, August 16 and 17. (more...)

NCTC to Stage Regional Debut of Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE This FallNCTC to Stage Regional Debut of Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

This October, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of Douglas Carter Beane's sophisticated wit and thrilling theatrical ambition with the regional premiere of The Nance. (more...)

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