Cast Announced for GOOD FOR OTTO World Premiere at The Gift Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the cast for the world premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, DISGRACED and More Slated for 2016 at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Powerful plays and playwrights dominate the Center Theatre Group's 49th season at the Mark Taper Forum. Michael Ritchie, CTG's Artistic Director, announced five important and involving plays, from celebrated new works to definitive productions of classics, for the theatre's 2016 season at the Los Angeles Music Center. (more...)

Holly Twyford and Luigi Sottile to Star in Signature Theatre's SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

This fall, Signature Theatre continues its commitment to presenting bold new contemporary plays with the DC area premiere of Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason. After its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre this summer, Signature is proud to introduce this play to DC audiences. Running October 14 - December 7, Sex with Strangers will be presented in Signature's intimate 110-seat ARK Theatre. (more...)

World Premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO Begins Tonight at The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of psychological drama Good For Otto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SWEETHEARTS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Directed by Daniel Burgess. Designed by Alex Marker. Lighting by Paul Comerford. Sound by Edward Lewis. Produced by Ian Melding. Presented by Announcement Productions and Raise Dark Theatre Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. (more...)

Boise Contemporary Theater to Open 20th Season with A SKULL IN CONNEMARA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Boise Contemporary Theater today announced the full casting for the opening play of its 20th Season, Martin McDonagh's A SKULL IN CONNEMARA. Set in the Irish village of Leenane, the play follows Mick Dowd (Arthur Glen Hughes), a gravedigger who, every autumn, disinters bones from his local cemetery to make room for new arrivals. When Mick has to dig up the grave of his dead wife, Oona, the locals begin to wonder, once again, what role Mick played in her sudden death seven years ago. (more...)

The Winners! 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Honor The Best of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 23, 2014

The 10th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony will celebrate the Off-Off-Broadway Theatre community and honor this past season's greatest achievements. The awards will be presented by celebrities from the theatre community at large. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Open 40th Anniversary Season with DETROIT, 10/10-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company opens its 40th Anniversary season with the Pulitzer Prize finalist Detroit by Lisa D'Amour running October 10-November 9 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Maria Mileaf, the cast features K.O. DelMarcelle, Tom McCarthy, Genevieve Perrier, Steven Rishard, and Matteo J. Scammell. (more...)

The BStreet Theatre Presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 10/12-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

The B Street Theatre presents the Irish romance Outside Mullingar, written by John Patrick Shanley, acclaimed winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony award and Academy Award, October 12 -November 23, 2014. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Open World Premiere of Jonathan Caren's NEED TO KNOW, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of Ovation Award winning playwright Jonathan Caren's NEED TO KNOW, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and opening at 7pm Sunday, October 25, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: Full Cast Announced in West End's HANGMEN - First Trailer Released!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2015

Full casting has today been announced for the West End run of the Royal Court Theatre's production of Hangmen. ProducersRobert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions are delighted to announce that Andy Nyman will play Syd, Craig Parkinson will take on the role of Inspector Fry and Tony Hirst will play Bill, completing the cast of the West End production. Directed by Matthew Dunster, Martin McDonagh's Hangmen will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited season, previewing from 1 December.  Check out the new trailer below! (more...)

Irish Stage Company to Launch with STONES IN HIS POCKETS, Nov 26-Dec 12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Irish Stage Company's inaugural production brings Marie Jones' multi-award winning worldwide hit STONES IN HIS POCKETS to Toronto's Alumnae Studio Theatre, Nov. 26th - Dec.12th 2015. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley November 28-December 28. Directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Beth Dixon, David Howey, Anthony Lawton, and Kathleen McNenny. (more...)

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

VH Theatrical Development Foundation proudly announces the Off-Broadway premiere of THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN will be performed tonight, October 16th through Sunday, December 14th at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, Manhattan). The Press Opening is Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

Cast Announced for GOOD FOR OTTO World Premiere at The Gift Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton presents the world premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR to Close STNJ's 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey closes its 53rd season with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley November 28-December 28. Directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Beth Dixon, David Howey, Anthony Lawton, and Kathleen McNenny. (more...)

Tron Theatre Sets Spring/Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The Tron Theatre is delighted to announce its Spring/Summer 2016 season, a strong programme of new work, including two new productions by Tron Theatre Company itself, as well as a number of high profile co-productions and work from some of the best producing companies in the country. Highlights will include: (more...)

London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new production of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. It's directed by Michael Cabot, with design by Bek Palmer and lighting by Andy Grange. (more...)

Tron Theatre Presents Martin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WEST
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Tron Theatre Company presents Martin McDonagh's The Lonesome West on July 6-23, with press performance on July 8. Martin McDonagh's bleak but blackly comic Leenane Trilogy made his name, and the plays have been celebrated all over the world. Tron Theatre Company previously staged The Beauty Queen of Leenane in 2001 (dir. Iain Heggie). (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - One Singular Sensation X3
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

On Sunday afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending my school's Society of the Arts induction ceremony. It honors women who have graduated from our school and gone on to Broadway or have successful jobs in the Arts. I enjoyed hearing stories of past productions at my high school that took place on the stage that I am performing on today. After the ceremony, I had the pleasure of asking three of the honorees, all past theatre students, one question: What would you tell your high school theatre self now after achieving your goals? (more...)

European Premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz Comes to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar and designed by Max Dorey with lighting design by Christopher Nairne and sound design by Max Perryment, the production plays Southwark Playhouse Wednesday 11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Box Studios' THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Black Box Studios presents THE PILLOWMAN by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (B'way: The Cripple of Inishmaan, A Behanding in Spokane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Lonesome West, The Beauty Queen of Leenane), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's artistic director, Matt Okin. THE PILLOWMAN will play a two week engagement from April 7 through April 17th, 2016 at Teaneck's Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Dr. (just off Palisade Ave), Teaneck, NJ 07666). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, THE RANT & More Set for The Gamm's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Tony Estrella, artistic director of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm), has announced the theater's 2015-2016 season. Season 31 includes two undisputed classics, a contemporary favorite, and two works new to Gamm audiences, as described by Estrella: (more...)

THE PILLOWMAN to Run 4/7-17 at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Black Box Studios proudly presents a new production of The Pillowman, by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (B'way: The Cripple of Inishmaan, A Behanding in Spokane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Lonesome West, The Beauty Queen of Leenane), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's artistic director, Matt Okin. The Pillowman will play a two week engagement from April 7 through April 17th, 2016 at Teaneck's Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Dr. (just off Palisade Ave), Teaneck, NJ 07666). Tickets are $18 ($15 Students) and are available at www.blackboxnynj.com/pillowman or by calling 201-357-2221. (more...)

BWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony Awards
by Chris McCormack - Jun 8, 2015

When it comes to Irish theatre and the Tony Awards, the distance is never great. (more...)

Gangbusters Theatre Co. to Bring SUNSHINE to 2015 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

A play in 65 minutes, SUNSHINE is the story of a small-time stripper at Club Paradise, where women sit in isolated Plexiglas booths and talk dirty to their customers. Sunshine is the star of this place, with her name up in lights. And her unexpected encounter with disillusioned paramedic Nelson offers two lost souls a window to love and acceptance. (more...)

gangbusters theatre company to Stage SUNSHINE at Hollywood Fringe, 6/7-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The gangbusters theatre company presents SUNSHINE, written by William Mastrosimone & directed by Corryn Cummins, produced by Dana Lyn Baron, and starring Mary Kelsey, Donnie Smith and Adam Garst. The show runs as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, playing June 7-28, 2015. (more...)

gangbusters theatre company Stages SUNSHINE at Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

The gangbusters theatre company presents SUNSHINE, written by William Mastrosimone & directed by Corryn Cummins, produced by Dana Lyn Baron, and starring Mary Kelsey, Donnie Smith and Adam Garst. The show runs as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, playing now through June 28, 2015. (more...)

Full Casting Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE at NYTW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Final casting has been set for the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, set to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, on Sunday, June 14 at 7:30 pm. The evening, which will benefit the non-profit National Coalition Against Censorship, will showcase world premiere one-act plays by three acclaimed playwrights: Israel Horovitz's Breaking Phillip Glass and Erik Ehn's Her Speech, both directed by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity founder and PFAC Producing Artistic Curator Glory Kadigan, and Halley Feiffer's A Play About New Mexico, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. (more...)

Photo Flash: TIME STANDS STILL at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jobsite closes their 2015-16 season with a timely drama from a modern master of the American theater: Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still plays July 8-31, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Theater Works NewWorks WESTival Begins Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Theater Works at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts announces the opening of its NewWorks Festival "WESTival" this Friday, July 11, 2014. (more...)

Project Y Theatre Company to Present THE RELIGION THING, Begin. 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Catholic, Fundamentalist, gay, straight, Mormon, Jew, alcoholism, sex, love and mixed marriage are the tangle of dynamics for a pair of married couples in Renee Calarco's comedy of faith, the 2013 Charles MacArthur nominated The Religion Thing, directed by Douglas Hall. The Religion Thing, produced by the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company, will have its New York premiere when it begins previews Wednesday, June 18, at 8:00pm for an opening Tuesday, July 1, at 8:00pm at The Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd Street. The Religion Thing runs through August 1. (more...)

Project Y Theatre Company's THE RELIGION THING to Begin Previews 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Religion Thing, produced by the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company, will have its New York premiere when it begins previews Wednesday, June 18, at 8:00pm for an opening Tuesday, July 1, at 8:00pm at The Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd Street. The Religion Thing runs through August 1 (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces 2014 IT Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21, 2014, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 nominees at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the IT PARTY took place at XL Night Club, 512 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Martin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WEST Opens August 6th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Keegan Theatre closes out its record-breaking 19th season with Martin McDonagh's brutally funny dark comedy, The Lonesome West. Set in the tiny Irish backwater of Leenane, warring brothers Valene and Coleman live to torment each other, baiting and brawling over every petty grievance, from would-be girlfriends to cheap potato chips. Only Father Welsh, the local parish priest, will try to save them before their sibling rivalry explodes into a hilarious and brutal finish. (more...)

Project Y Theatre Company to Present THE RELIGION THING, Begin. 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Catholic, Fundamentalist, gay, straight, Mormon, Jew, alcoholism, sex, love and mixed marriage are the tangle of dynamics for a pair of married couples in Renee Calarco's comedy of faith, the 2013 Charles MacArthur nominated The Religion Thing, directed by Douglas Hall. The Religion Thing, produced by the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company, will have its New York premiere when it begins previews Wednesday, June 18, at 8:00pm for an opening Today, July 1, at 8:00pm at The Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd Street. The Religion Thing runs through August 1. (more...)

FULLY COMMITTED Begins Tonight at the Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

John Manzelli stars in Fully Committed, a deliciously funny look at life in an A-List restaurant, from tonight, January 8 through Sunday, February 1 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

CABARET Opens Tonight at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jan 23, 2015

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre tonight, January 23rd. Cabaret, the Kander and Ebb classic will run at the Coral Springs theatre through March 15th. (more...)

The REP to Stage World Premiere of PRUSSIA: 1866
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

As we all know, when you think of comedy, you immediately think of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. He is, after all, credited with famously saying, "There's a fine line between gazing long into an abyss and standing at the edge of an abyss looking like an idiot." (more...)

CABARET Opens 1/23 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jan 13, 2015

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on January 23rd. Cabaret, the Kander and Ebb classic will run at the Coral Springs theatre through March 15th. (more...)

Keegan Theatre's Full 2015-16 Season to Feature ANNAPURNA, NEXT TO NORMAL & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Keegan Theatre has announced its full 2015-2016 lineup, the inaugural season in the company's renovated theatre. "We are beyond excited to open our next season in our upgraded and modernized facility," says Mark A. Rhea, Keegan's producing artistic director. "We can finally provide our audiences the comfort and facility that they deserve - while keeping the intimacy and feel of the original space." (more...)

Jobsite Theater to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNA, 4/29-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Jobsite Theater is proud to offer the southeastern United States premiere of Sharr White's hilarious and heartfelt meditation on love and loss, Annapurna, which plays April 29 - May 24, 2015, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Gamm Stages A SKULL IN CONNEMARA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre(The Gamm) presents Martin McDonagh's dark comedy A Skull in Connemara.The production marks The Gamm's final staging of the Anglo-Irish playwright's celebrated Leenane Trilogy of plays set in a mundane village in Ireland's County Galway. The Olivier and Academy Award winner, who first exhilarated audiences with his satires in the 1990s, is currently earning accolades for his new play Hangmen premiering in London's West End. (more...)

The Spare Change Series' THE LONESOME WEST Reading to Benefit Red Cross, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

After a heartbreaking month across the globe, The Spare Change Series is announcing a benefit play reading to raise money for the International Federation of Red Cross and their relief efforts in Paris, Beirut, and Nigeria. The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh will be performed on Saturday, December 5th at 7pm at the Art of Acting Studio, located at 1017 N Orange Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90038. (more...)

FULLY COMMITTED to Play Broward Center, Begin. 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

John Manzelli stars in Fully Committed, a deliciously funny look at life in an A-List restaurant, from Thursday, January 8 through Sunday, February 1 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

World Premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO to Run 10/1-11/22 at The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of psychological drama Good For Otto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

Jobsite Theater Stages Sharr White's ANNAPURNA, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Jobsite Theater is proud to offer the southeastern United States premiere of Sharr White's hilarious and heartfelt meditation on love and loss, Annapurna, which plays tonight, April 29 - May 24, 2015, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Zoe Tapper, Todd Boyce & More to Star in LAST OF THE BOYS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar, the production will run  11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016 with a press night on  Friday, 13 May 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

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