VS. Theatre and Firefly Theater & Films to Present Revised Version of COMPLETENESS, 11/6-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The award-winning companies VS. Theatre and Firefly Theater & Films are co-producing the West Coast Premiere of a newly revised version of Itamar Moses' COMPLETENESS. (more...)

Generic Theater to Present THE (FORMER) PROSTITUTES POTLUCK SUPPER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

The Generic Theater, which is located in downtown Norfolk, VA, will present the world premiere of the play The (former) Prostitutes Potluck Supper, starting Oct. 9. (more...)

Ensemble Opens its 2nd TheatreCLE Season With THE MERCY SEAT, 9/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Ensemble Theatre presents The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute, directed by Douglas Farren. Set on September 12, 2001, The Mercy Seat continues Neil LaBute's unflinching fascination with the often-brutal realities of the war between the sexes. In a time of national tragedy, the world changes overnight. A man and a woman explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they had lived just the day before. Can one be opportunistic in a time of universal selflessness? (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer, Poster for Neil LaBute's DIRTY WEEKEND, Starring SYLVIA's Matthew Broderick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

Scroll down to check out the new trailer and poster for playwright, screenwriter and director Neil LaBute's upcoming film DIRTY WEEKEND, starring stage vets Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve! The movie will hit theaters and VOD on September 5, 2015.  (more...)

Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright J.E. Franklin will present her new book of plays To Break Every Yoke with a staged production starring actress Vinie Burrows on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

Nick Moran Leads ROARING TRADE, Beginning Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

ROARING TRADE by Steve Thompson (Dr Who, Sherlock, Upstairs Downstairs), directed by Alan Cohen, begins tonight, 23 September, at Park Theatre, running through Saturday 24 October, with a press night on Wednesday 30 September. (more...)

Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT, Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Opens Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

MCC Theater presents the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The production was originally scheduled to close on October 12, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. The official opening is set for tonight, September 22, 2014. (more...)

J.e. Franklin to Present TO BREAK EVERY YOKE at the Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright Ms. J. e Franklin will present her new book To Break Every Yoke, a collection of plays that includes her classic drama Black Girl, on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

Ensemble Opens 2nd TheatreCLE Season With THE MERCY SEAT, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Ensemble Theatre presents The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute, directed by Douglas Farren, today, September 11 through September 21. (more...)

MCC Extends Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, has been extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The production was originally scheduled to close on October 12, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Photos: Sneak Peek at Nick Moran, Michael McKell and More in ROARING TRADE at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Casting has been announced for ROARING TRADE by Steve Thompson (Dr Who, Sherlock, Upstairs Downstairs), directed by Alan Cohen, at Park Theatre from Wednesday 23 September - Saturday 24 October, with a press night on Wednesday 30 September.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Generic Theater's THE (FORMER) PROSTITUTES POTLUCK SUPPER Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Generic Theater, which is located in downtown Norfolk, VA, will present the world premiere of the play THE (FORMER) PROSTITUTES POTLUCK SUPPER, starting tonight, Oct. 9. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/8/14 - 'MORMON' for Actors Fund, THE BIRDS & THE BEES, Cumming & Burnett on TV and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BOOK OF MORMON benefits The Actors Fund, the littlest Keenan-Bolger's THE BIRDS & THE BEES begins tonight, and Cumming and Burnett make the talk show rounds! (more...)

American Theater Group Sets 2014-15 Season: SIZE MATTERS, TICK, TICK...BOOM! & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Celebrating its 3rd season, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, has announced its 2014-2015 season. The company is in residence at Hamilton Stage in Rahway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Generic Theater's THE (FORMER) PROSTITUTES POTLUCK SUPPER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The Generic Theater, which is located in downtown Norfolk, VA, will present the world premiere of the play THE (FORMER) PROSTITUTES POTLUCK SUPPER, starting Oct. 9. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VS. Theatre and Firefly Theater & Films Present Revised Version of COMPLETENESS, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The award-winning companies VS. Theatre and Firefly Theater & Films are co-producing the West Coast Premiere of a newly revised version of Itamar Moses' COMPLETENESS. The production will be directed by Philadelphia's multi-Barrymore Award-nominee and F. Otto Haas Award-winning director Matt Pfeiffer and will feature Steven Klein, Emily Swallow, Nicole Erb and Rob Nagle. COMPLETENESS will preview tonight, November 6 at 8pm and will open on Friday, November 7 at 8pm and will run through Sunday, December 7 at VS. Theatre, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Adam Brody to Star in Neil LaBute Romance Drama BILLY & BILLIE for DirecTV
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Adam Brody and Lisa Joyce will star in a new DIRECTV romantic drama series written, directed and produced by playwrigiht Neil LaBute. (more...)

Neil LaBute to Serve as Showrunner for Syfy's New VAN HELSING Series
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Neil LaBute will serve as showrunner for a new Syfy series which will center on a female counterpart to the classic gothic horror character Van Helsing.   (more...)

Sheen Center Cancels PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Event Due to Offensive Material by Neil LaBute
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works Presents Neil LaBute's BASH, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Frank Licato will direct Neil LaBute's BASH, running tonight, May 13 thru May 30, 2015 at Weehawken Water Tower, located at 4100 Park Avenue, Weehawken, NJ. (more...)

Vs. Theatre to Present World Premiere of GUS'S FASHIONS AND SHOES, 4/22-5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Fresh off its sold-out run of Itamar Moses' Completeness, the award-winning Vs. Theatre Company ('Best of the Decade' - LA Weekly) continues its tenth anniversary season with the World Premiere of GUS'S FASHIONS & SHOES, written and directed by Ron Klier. Rounding out the season will be the West Coast Premiere of Tracy Letts' adaptation of Anton Chekov's masterpiece, THREE SISTERS. Opening in Winter, 2016. (more...)

Anika Larsen, Peter Freidman & More Set for THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Anika Larsen, Tony Award-nominee Peter Freidman, Mark H. Dold, Laura Frye and Sean Hudock will appear in a invited reading of Alice Austen's new play THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS. Paula Suozzi will Direct.  (more...)

Neil LaBute, Halley Feiffer and More to Address Censorship in PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

Vs. Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of GUS'S FASHIONS & SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Vs. Theatre Company ('Best of the Decade' - LA Weekly) is thrilled to announce that its critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, World Premiere production of GUS'S FASHIONS & SHOES, written and directed by Ron Klier is EXTENDING through THURSDAY, JUNE 25 at Vs. Theatre Company. 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Offer Series of Free Play Readings This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the June lineup for The VG Reading Series. This regularly scheduled program of play readings provides playwrights a platform to develop their plays-in-progress, and will give audiences opportunities to experience exciting new work throughout the year. The Reading Series adds to VG's current programming of world premieres and new plays and the IGNITION Festival of New Plays. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: THE JACKSONIAN, JERUSALEM & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Profiles Theatre Artistic Directors Darrell W. Cox and Joe Jahraus announce the titles for the 27th Season featuring a full slate of new and challenging works premiering at the Profiles Theatre Complex on North Broadway. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

59E59 Theaters' SUMMER SHORTS Returns in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

59E59 Theaters will host the return of SUMMER SHORTS 2015, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now in its 9th year. (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Look Inside Rehearsals with John Hannah in The Titanic Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Four tramps huddle together at an abandoned railway station, full of vodka-fuelled dreams of escaping on one of the passing trains. But the trains never stop. Until one day, a dishevelled stranger is thrown into their midst. He claims to be the great illusionist Harry Houdini, and promises that together they will perform the most astonishing vanishing act the world has ever seen. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Weaver will receive a Donostia Award at the gala screening of the film on September 21st in the Kursaal Auditorium. The Festival's most important honorary award acknowledges the career of the North American actress whose name has presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades (more...)

Win a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Master playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber are offering one-one-one master advice contest for writers! (more...)

Short Plays by Neil LaBute Set for VICES AND VIRTUES at Profiles Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Profiles Theatre continues its 27th season with VICES AND VIRTUES, two full evenings featuring eleven short plays by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, performing in rotating repertory. Each evening features Midwest and World premieres of some of LaBute's newest shorts, staged by individual directors and featuring an ensemble cast of twenty performers. (more...)

Piece Project & VS. Theatre Company to Offer Reading of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Derrick's CARDAMOM Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

THE PIECE PROJECT and VS. THEATRE COMPANY present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Derrick's CARDAMOM on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Devon Gummersall will direct this reading of CARDAMOM, whose cast includes JB Blanc, James D'Arcy, Anastasia Griffith and Alicia Witt. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces UK Premiere of REASONS TO BE HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy Reasons to be Happy, directed by Michael Attenborough. (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Profiles Theatre continues its 26th Season with the Chicago premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs February 13 - April 5, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Co.'s NO WAKE to Transfer to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with the LA-based VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of its hit Chicago production NO WAKE to Los Angeles. Written by William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior, NO WAKE's West Coast premiere will play February 25 - March 19, 2016 at VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. The press opening is Saturday, February 27 at 8 pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for REASONS TO BE HAPPY at Hampstead Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE HAPPY, which previews from 17 March and opens 24 March for a run through 16 April 2016. Directed by Michael Attenborough, the full cast features Tom Burke, Warren Brown, Robyn Addison, and Lauren O'Neil. (more...)

Kate Walsh & More Set for The Piece Project & VS. Theatre Company's Reading of THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

?THE PIECE PROJECT and VS. THEATRE COMPANY present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Steve Yockey's THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8pm.  Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble.  Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company.  Devon Gummersall will direct this reading of THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER, whose cast includes Daniel Sharman, Brenda Strong and Kate Walsh. (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE Makes Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Profiles Theatre continues its 26th Season with the Chicago premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs tonight, February 13 - April 5, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the St. Louis Actors' Studio?with the NYC premiere of their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lexi Wolfe, Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell, G.D. Kimble, JJ Strong, and John Doble. Directed by Milton Zoth and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Wednesday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.  Press opening is Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer, Poster for Neil LaBute's DIRTY WEEKEND, Starring SYLVIA's Matthew Broderick
by Movies News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Scroll down to check out the new trailer and poster for playwright, screenwriter and director Neil LaBute's upcoming film DIRTY WEEKEND, starring stage vets Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve! The movie will hit theaters and VOD on September 5, 2015.  (more...)

Vs. Theatre's World Premiere of GUS'S FASHIONS AND SHOES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Fresh off its sold-out run of Itamar Moses' Completeness, the award-winning Vs. Theatre Company ('Best of the Decade' - LA Weekly) continues its tenth anniversary season with the World Premiere of GUS'S FASHIONS & SHOES, written and directed by Ron Klier. Rounding out the season will be the West Coast Premiere of Tracy Letts' adaptation of Anton Chekov's masterpiece, THREE SISTERS. Opening in Winter, 2016. (more...)

Neil LaBute to Host Reddit AMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Stage and screen writer Neil LaBute will soon host a Reddit AMA on May 4th at 4 PM (ET), according to the site's current running schedule. (more...)

Vs. Theatre Presents World Premiere of GUS'S FASHIONS AND SHOES, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Fresh off its sold-out run of Itamar Moses' Completeness, the award-winning Vs. Theatre Company ('Best of the Decade' - LA Weekly) continues its tenth anniversary season with the World Premiere of GUS'S FASHIONS & SHOES, written and directed by Ron Klier. Rounding out the season will be the West Coast Premiere of Tracy Letts' adaptation of Anton Chekov's masterpiece, THREE SISTERS. Opening in Winter, 2016. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project to Host Adult Scene Study Intensive in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

New Hampshire Theatre Project's June 2016 Adult Scene Study Intensive will focus on training, technique and theme exploration. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works to Present Neil LaBute's BASH, 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Frank Licato will direct Neil LaBute's BASH, running May 13 thru May 30, 2015 at Weehawken Water Tower, located at 4100 Park Avenue, Weehawken, NJ. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Extends JERUSALEM Through May 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Profiles Theatre announces an extension for its hit production of JERUSALEM by Jez Butterworth, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The critically-acclaimed Midwest premiere opened at Profiles on March 10, 2016 and will extend for an additional four weeks through May 22, 2016. (more...)

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