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Peninsula Players Theatre to Present Riotous Spy-Thriller THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to present the riotous spy-thriller "The 39 Steps" September 7 through October 16, 2016.  (more...)

Triad Stage Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

From England's mysterious moors to the depths of an Egyptian tomb, no one is safe from the terrors of bad puns and dueling dulcimers in The Mystery of Irma Vep, a raucous parody of Victorian morals and Hollywood horror by anarchic comic genius Charles Ludlam. Be afraid, be just a little bit afraid as Triad Stage returns to the smash hit from its first season, the play that The New York Times called 'the funniest two hours anywhere.'  (more...)

BWW Preview: Territory Folks Welcome Audiences to Limelight's 25th Season
by Michael Lipp - Sep 26, 2016

Audiences at Limelight's 25th season opener will be treated to a cozier, more down-home OKLAHOMA! on their intimate mainstage, but that's by design. Executive Director, Beth Lambert, who also directs this production of the landmark Pulitzer Prize-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, didn't want this to be the 'show that you do to pay for the other shows in your season.' It's a show that she has always wanted to do since performing with her mother in a summer stock production when Lambert was in fifth grade. However, Lambert thought it was too large of a production for the Limelight space. (more...)

Bryan Banville and John Massey to Star in San Diego Musical Theatre's THE PRODUCERS; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of The Producers. (more...)

Dion Johnstone to Star as CORIOLANUS with Patrick Page and More at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the first production of the 2016-'17 season. (more...)

Bill Camp, Julie Halston, Michael Urie and More Tapped for Red Bull Theater's TARTUFFE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the complete cast for their 2016-'17 Season kick-off, a special benefit reading and party on Monday, October 10th (7:30pm) at Symphony Space: Moliere's Tartuffe, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Marc Vietor (who directed last season's acclaimed The School for Scandal), and starring Bill Camp, Julie Halston, Dana Ivey, Reg Rogers, Derek Smith, and Michael Urie, along with Christian DeMarais, Gretchen Hall, Naomi Lorrain, and Ben Mehl. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre to Present Riotous Spy-Thriller THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to present the riotous spy-thriller "The 39 Steps" September 7 through October 16, 2016.  (more...)

Ben Rimalower to Return to The Duplex with PATTI ISSUES / BAD WITH MONEY Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Ben Rimalower brings back his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) on Saturday, November 19th and Monday, December 19th.  (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

Dion Johnstone Stars as CORIOLANUS, Starting Tonight at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the first production of the 2016-'17 season. (more...)

Starry TARTUFFE Reading Set for Tonight at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents their 2016-'17 Season kick-off, a special benefit reading and party, tonight, October 10th (7:30pm) at Symphony Space: Moliere's Tartuffe, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Marc Vietor (who directed last season's acclaimed The School for Scandal), and starring Bill Camp, Julie Halston, Dana Ivey, Reg Rogers, Derek Smith, and Michael Urie, along with Christian DeMarais, Gretchen Hall, Naomi Lorrain, and Ben Mehl. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Sets Cast for THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE 'Revelation Reading'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the complete cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday November 14th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Red Bull Theater presents John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the complete cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday December 5th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL, directed by Louisa Proske, featuring Tina Benko, Justin Blanchard, Kathleen Chalfant, Clifton Duncan, Danaya Esperanza, Allen Gilmore, Sheria Irving, Mark Nelson, Edward O'Blenis, Jeffrey Omura, Matthew Rauch, Rocco Sisto, and more. Remaining tickets are available at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.   (more...)

Last Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness.  Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines!!  (more...)

Red Bull Theater Continues Their 2016-'17 Season with New York Premiere of David Ives's THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday March 20th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): David Ives's THE METROMANIACS, adapted from Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, directed by Craig Baldwin. Christian Conn, Carson Elrod, Peter Kybart, Adam LeFevre, Amelia Pedlow, Tony Roach, and Dina Thomas will be featured.  Tickets are available at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Tosin Morohunfola of THE SYRINGA TREE at Creede Repertory Theatre
by Jessica Kahkoska - Mar 30, 2017

Creede Repertory Theatre is proud to present THE SYRINGA TREE by Pamela Glen in their upcoming summer repertory season. 2017 CRT company member Kate Berry interviews director Tosin Morohunfola about the upcoming process. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Michael Urie, Mary Testa, Michael McGrath and More Set for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open Off-Broadway this Spring at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After another successful return engagement earlier this year, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) for three Monday nights this season April 24, May 15 and June 12. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

After a critically-acclaimed sell-out run in New York City, playwright,  performer and activist James Lecesne will bring his inspirational solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, to Hartford Stage from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 23.  The play deftly navigates the effects of bullying and the search for identity while telling an uplifting story about love, overcoming prejudices, and being true to one's self. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Everett Quinton & More to Appear in MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME This February
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama Gelt, Libe, Un Shande will be presented on Monday, February 6th (more...)

Valentine's Chocolate and Wine Tasting Set for Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Stuck without plans for Valentine's Day? The Contemporary Theater Company has you covered with events for lovers of chocolate, theater, and wine! (more...)

Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After two successful nights in 2016, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life). (more...)

Carson Elrod and More Tapped for THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday January 23rd (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): William Shakespeare's (we think) THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON, directed by Ben Prusiner and featuring Opal Alladin, Sheila Bandyopadhyay, Johnny Lee Davenport, Dan de Jesus, Carson Elrod, Rebecca S'manga Frank, Adam Green, Andrus Nichols, Sarah Rice, David Ryan Smith, Derek Smith, Raphael Nash Thompson, Ryan Brooke Taylor, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Andrew Weems, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME Hits the Stage at YIVO Institute
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama GELT, LIBE, UN SHANDE was presented this past Monday evening, February 7th at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a new English translation by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman under the title MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Contemporary Theater Company Hosts Valentine's Chocolate and Wine Tasting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

???????Stuck without plans for Valentine's Day? The Contemporary Theater Company has you covered with events for lovers of chocolate, theater, and wine! (more...)

One Night Only! Brilliantly Vile MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! with Everett Quinton to Be Presented Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama GELT, LIBE, UN SHANDE will be presented tonight (Monday) at 7 PM at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a new English translation by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman under the title MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! This one-night-only event will feature Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Everett Quinton. (more...)

MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME!'s Allen Lewis Rickman to Appear on DAVE'S GONE BY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama GELT, LIBE, UN SHANDE will be presented this Monday, February 6th at 7 PM at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a new English translation by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman under the title MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

Cast Set for Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday February 27th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Seeking Six Works for 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

A Wildly Popular Trashy Melodrama from the Yiddish Theater to be Performed at YIVO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama Gelt, Libe, Un Shande will be presented on Monday, February 6th at 7 PM at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a new English translation by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman under the title MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! This one-night-only event will feature two-time Drama Desk Award winner Everett Quinton (The Mystery of Irma Vep, Camille, Natural Born Killers, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Samantha Maurice (Much Ado About Nothing, The Grasshopper Way, The Winter's Tale), Allen Lewis Rickman ("Boardwalk Empire," "You Don't Know Jack," A Serious Man, Relatively Speaking), Yelena Shmulenson ("Boardwalk Empire," "Orange is the New Black," "The Knick"), Kevin Sebastian("Blue Bloods," "Bull," Goyband), Jacqueline Sydney (Filmic Achievement, The Prom Queen, Confess), and Kraig Swartz (A Picture of Autumn, Donogoo, So Help Me God!)  MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! will be directed by Allen Lewis Rickman, with piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner (25 years as house pianist at Film Forum, where he accompanies classic silent movies with his own scores). (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

292 Theatre presents IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, one of Tennessee Williams lesser known works plays for a limited run at 292 Theatre on The Lower East Side. The production was recently produced at the 2016 Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival in Provincetown, Massachusetts where it played to sold-out houses. Legendary New York actor/writer/director, Everett Quinton who is best known for his work with Ridiculous Theatrical Company, directs. (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)

THE WHITE DEVIL Reading Set for Tonight at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents their next Revelation Reading tonight, December 5th, at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

CORIOLANUS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and More Set for Red Bull Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced their 2016-'17 Season will include William Shakespeare's Coriolanus; a new version of Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector; as well as an all new season of their acclaimed Revelation Readings featuring Kristine Nielsen (Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike), Matthew Rauch ('Banshee'), Derek Smith (Green Bird, Lion King), Christian DeMarais, Gretchen Hall, Ryan Garbayo (Loot), Ben Mehl, Amelia Pedlow ('Tis Pity She's A Whore), Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher), and more.  (more...)

Casting Set for The Hypocrites' CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced casting for its second production of its 20th Anniversary season, the world premiere of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES. (more...)

Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Even after his supposed "death" at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company Opens the World Premiere of Louisa Hill's LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD'S HOME FOR UNWED MOTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Recipient of the Mark Twain Award for Comic Playwriting from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Louisa Hill's play opens in Los Angeles on April 8, 2017 at the Skylight Theatre Company. The roots of reproductive justice are unearthed in this poetically raw play by Louisa Hill. Knocked up as a teenager, Dee finally meets the baby she gave up for adoption. Only thing is, the baby is now 25, really into death metal, and wants nothing to do with her. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that tickets will go on sale today for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage "Shrek The Musical"  to close out the 2016-2017 season. Margarett Perry will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre from April 20th through April 30th, 2017. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early with A.R. Gurney's Comedy SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Charles Ludlam's THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE Gets Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit last summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company with the first Off-Broadway revival of THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE by Charles Ludlam. (more...)

Paul Iacono's PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE To Premiere at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Star of Mercury Fur, G.B.F., and MTV's The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, Paul Iacono stars along with the underground personalities of Downtown New York in the world premiere of his musical-cabaret epic, PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE at The Green Room 42 , Thursday, May 4th & Friday, May 5th 8:00pm. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

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