The Odyssey Secures $3 Million in New Funding to Fuel GrowthThe Odyssey Secures $3 Million in New Funding to Fuel Growth
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

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BWW Interviews: GROUNDED Director Kirsten Von Bibra gives BWW an insight into the latest offering at the Seymour Centre.BWW Interviews: GROUNDED Director Kirsten Von Bibra gives BWW an insight into the latest offering at the Seymour Centre.
by Jade Kops - May 4, 2015

Director Kirsten Von Bibra gives BroadwayWorld.com - Sydney an insight into The Seymour Centre, Red Stitch and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney's upcoming production of George Brant's award winning play GROUNDED. (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Theatre Presents OEDIPUS MACHINAPhoto Flash: The Odyssey Theatre Presents OEDIPUS MACHINA
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Director Ron Sossi puts a unique stamp on Ellen McLaughlin's acclaimed adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus in a new production from Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and KOAN. Oedipus Machina opens on May 30 at The Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

BWW Review: Black Comedy 63 TRILLION Examines the Cutthroat World of Financial AdvisorsBWW Review: Black Comedy 63 TRILLION Examines the Cutthroat World of Financial Advisors
by Shari Barrett - May 3, 2015

Proving that money makes their world go around, financial advisors bicker about the falling stock market and how to best keep making money as their clients are losing their portfolios. With each desiring to be at the top of his game, none is safe from the backstabbing devised to make sure only the cream of the crop rises to the top no matter the cost to anyone else. "It's not how smart you are, it's how smart the world thinks you are" seems to be motto of these cutthroat sharks. (more...)

Road Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of HOMEFREE This FallRoad Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of HOMEFREE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the first show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the World Premiere of HOMEFREE, written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews. HOMEFREE will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 8th at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

ODYSSEY OF INNOCENTS is ReleasedODYSSEY OF INNOCENTS is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

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Ryder Bach and Curt Hansen to Reprise Roles in GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas This SummerRyder Bach and Curt Hansen to Reprise Roles in GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Casting is set for "Girlfriend," which will begin previews at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre on July 12 with the opening slated for July 19. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. (more...)

Amy Madigan to Helm West Coast Premiere of OFF THE KING'S ROADAmy Madigan to Helm West Coast Premiere of OFF THE KING'S ROAD
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Golden Globe Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Madigan directs the West Coast premiere of a new play by former publicist/talent manager/producer-turned-playwright Neil Koenigsberg. Off the King's Road opens June 27 as a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Curtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 9, Featuring Director Bart DeLorenzoCurtain Call Podcast Announces Episode 9, Featuring Director Bart DeLorenzo
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Curtain Call Podcast, an audio podcast featuring hour-long interviews with diverse theater professionals, announces the release of Episode Nine (9) with special guest Bart DeLorenzo available for free download starting May 1, 2015. (more...)

MAXIMUM SECURITY to Make U.S. Premiere at TNC, 5/28-6/14MAXIMUM SECURITY to Make U.S. Premiere at TNC, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

From May 28 to June 14, Theater for the New City will present the U.S. premiere of 'Maximum Security,' a new play by Piedad Bonnett, the internationally acclaimed Colombian writer, performed in English translation (world premiere) by Lucia della Paolera and acted by a cast of Latino actors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant Return to Rory Dolan'sPhoto Coverage: Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant Return to Rory Dolan's
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 15, 2015

On May 13 Colm Keegan and Laura Durant made a return visit to Rory Dolan's in Yonkers, New York while on their second US Tour. The show was a mixture of various musical styles and included a lot of original songs by Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant. BroadwayWorld was there from soundcheck to Meet and Greet to show and beyond to capture the evening! (more...)

2015 MetroStar Kicks Off in July at Metropolitan Room2015 MetroStar Kicks Off in July at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The 8th annual 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' gets under way on Monday July 6 at 7pm. The summer tradition, in which singers of different ages, styles and backgrounds are challenged to raise their standards and push themselves artistically, 'MetroStar' runs eight consecutive Mondays through August 24 at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. Applications are now being accepted through July 1. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/2015 - Paige's STILL HERE, Agron in London, CABARET in D.C., Mazzie's Album and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/2015 - Paige's STILL HERE, Agron in London, CABARET in D.C., Mazzie's Album and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 12, 2015

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: Elaine Paige's goodbye concert screens stateside, McQUEEN with GLEE's Dianna Agron starts in London, CABARET begins in D.C. and more! (more...)

LaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 SeasonLaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2015-16 season, continuing the theater's six-decade tradition of producing theater that is accessible to all. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond MusicalTrinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Trinity Rep closes out Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with the world premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond's Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy. Melancholy Play: a chamber musical runs May 28 through June 28, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. (more...)

Ron Sossi to Direct OEDIPUS MACHINA for Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 5/30-7/26Ron Sossi to Direct OEDIPUS MACHINA for Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 5/30-7/26
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Director Ron Sossi puts a unique stamp on Ellen McLaughlin's acclaimed adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus in a new production from Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and KOAN. Oedipus Machina opens on May 30 at The Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (more...)

Gangbusters Theatre Co. to Bring SUNSHINE to 2015 Hollywood FringeGangbusters 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, 6/7-28gangbusters 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...)

New Digital Novel is ReleasedNew Digital Novel is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

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Wilton's Music Hall Sets Inaugural Artistic Season for Newly Repaired BuildingWilton's Music Hall Sets Inaugural Artistic Season for Newly Repaired Building
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Wilton's Music Hall will fully reopen to the public after four years of building works from September 2015 after completing much needed and vital Capital Project to secure the unique building. As part of the Capital Project, Wilton's has opened up 40% of the building which was not previously accessible. When all rooms are re-opened, Wilton's will present their inaugural artistic season and will feature a range of theatre, dance, opera as well as family events. (more...)

Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT to Run 7/3-9/6 at the OdysseyMarivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT to Run 7/3-9/6 at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for a July 3 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. (more...)

MetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions DeadlineMetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The 2015 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' is extending its deadline for applications to July 4 and adding new mentoring to help competitors up their games during the 7-week contest. The eighth annual edition of the summer tradition runs for seven consecutive Mondays, from July 6 through August 17.  All contestants must certify that they will be available to compete throughout the jury-and audience-voted, elimination-round competition. (more...)

BWW Review: Inventive Staging and Superb Acting Highlight Odyssey Theatre's OEDIPUS MACHINABWW Review: Inventive Staging and Superb Acting Highlight Odyssey Theatre's OEDIPUS MACHINA
by Shari Barrett - Jun 27, 2015

The wondrous production at The Odyssey Theater begins the moment you walk into the misty other-worldly atmospheric set designed by Keith Mitchell which, along with the dome and water well, has the blind soothsayer Tiresias perched in a woven swing hanging just above the entrance. A large, clear glass orb hangs above the front row with an image of an ancient warrior, soon identified as slain King Laius, within it. The mood is set for a theatrical experience unlike anything you have seen before when it comes to Greek Tragedy! (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference to Host 2015 New Works Festival, 8/2-9Ojai Playwrights Conference to Host 2015 New Works Festival, 8/2-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 18th season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events from August 2 through 9, 2015 in Ojai, California. (more...)

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ Premiere and More Set for Studio East & StoryBook's 2015-16 SeasonTHE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ Premiere and More Set for Studio East & StoryBook's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

For the 2015-2016 Season, Seattle/Eastside area families will enjoy more engaging performances from Studio East and StoryBook Theater. (more...)

Everyman & Playhouse to Present HAMMER, THE ODYSSEY & More This AutumnEveryman & Playhouse to Present HAMMER, THE ODYSSEY & More This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Autumn 2015 will see the Everyman & Playhouse collaborating with some of the greatest theatre makers in the country. The season begins with Simon Armitage's The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead, directed by Associate Director Nick Bagnall, a co-production with English Touring Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at OFF THE KING'S ROAD at Odyssey TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at OFF THE KING'S ROAD at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Golden Globe Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Madigan directs the West Coast premiere of a new play by former publicist/talent manager/producer-turned-playwright Neil Koenigsberg. Off the King's Road opens June 27 as a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Actress AMY MADIGAN Talks About Directing Off the King's RoadBWW Interviews: Actress AMY MADIGAN Talks About Directing Off the King's Road
by Don Grigware - Jun 18, 2015

Actress Amy Madigan will direct Neil Koenigsberg's play Off the King's Road later this month at The Odyssey. A production of the play in New York last season was critically acclaimed, including a New York Times critic's pick. In our conversation Madigan talks about the play, her cast and her association with the playwright.  (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Finborough TheatreOPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz, and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Operation Crucible, the debut play by Kieran Knowles, opens for a four week limited season at the Finborough Theatre from Tuesday 28 July - Saturday 22 August. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FALSE SERVANT Puts the Focus on Money in a Very Modern Love TriangleBWW Review: THE FALSE SERVANT Puts the Focus on Money in a Very Modern Love Triangle
by Shari Barrett - Jul 30, 2015

Like modern soap operas, THE FALSE SERVANT centers on a love triangle between two women and one man. Each plans to marry him, but he is only interested in which woman can bring him the best financial arrangement. And we are told from the beginning that if your mind has room for reason, there is no room for love. Thus is set up the battle of the sexes with the only reason for love being the acquisition of money. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer Boards TBS Pilot & New Netflix Series LADY DYNAMITEAna Gasteyer Boards TBS Pilot & New Netflix Series LADY DYNAMITE
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

According to Deadline, stage favorite Ana Gasteyer has a pair of new television gigs lined up. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Present THE ODYSSEY: DEVISED, 8/7-8Long Wharf Theatre to Present THE ODYSSEY: DEVISED, 8/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents The Odyssey: Devised, directed by Education Programs Manager Mallory Pellegrino, from August 7-8 at 7 pm on Stage II. Tickets are $10. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 30, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 30, 2015
by - Jul 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present George Bernard Shaw's comedy Misalliance, directed by Artistic Associate/Casting Director Stephen Brown-Fried. Performances begin Wednesday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 30th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIETSheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full company for Jonathan Humphreysproduction of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Humphreys directs Scott Arthur (Benvolio), Charlie Bate (Pastor), Morfydd Clark (Juliet), Joanna Croll (Lady Montague/Sister), Freddie Fox (Romeo), Michael Hodgson (Capulet), Jonny Holden (Tybalt), Hugh John (The Prince), Robin Kingsland (Montague), Andrew Leung (Paris/Abram), Rachel Lumberg (The Nurse), Simon Manyonder (Mercutio),Shaun Mason (Sampson/Capitan), Joshua Miles (Peter/Gregory/Balthasar) and Natalie Thomas (Lady Capulet). The production opens on 23 September, with previews from 17 September, and runs until 17 October. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY to Play Odyssey Theatre, 8/22-10/11CAFE SOCIETY to Play Odyssey Theatre, 8/22-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of Cafe Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre on August 22. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional WorldBWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional World
by National Theater Institute - Jul 2, 2015

This summer, 25 alums have returned to the O'Neill. We speak with five of them about their experience both as a NTI student and as a member of the O'Neill's professional summer season! (more...)

New Memoir PICKING UP THE PIECES is ReleasedNew Memoir PICKING UP THE PIECES is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A new junior version of CHILDREN OF EDEN hits the stage, DRIVING MISS DAISY screens on PBS, two Broadway cast recordings are released and more! (more...)

Original Cast of BARE to Reunite at 54 Below in Memory of Composer Damon IntrabartoloOriginal Cast of BARE to Reunite at 54 Below in Memory of Composer Damon Intrabartolo
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 16, 2015

Performers from the beloved Off-Broadway musical BARE will soon come together in honoring its late creator. (more...)

STITCHES to Run 8/6-15 at TheaterLabSTITCHES to Run 8/6-15 at TheaterLab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

In Stitches Jane is coming apart at the seams, and her sister Jill is trying to hold it all together. When the phone rings their lives become irrevocably intertwined, and the the fine line between self-destruction and self-control quickly begins to erode. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The PublicBrandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. The Odyssey will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

Documentary WUERFFEL'S WAY Among SEC Network's New Storied FilmsDocumentary WUERFFEL'S WAY Among SEC Network's New Storied Films
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

SEC Network unveiled five new football-related SEC Storied documentaries slated to run in September. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Odyssey Theatre's THE FALSE SERVANTPhoto Flash: The Odyssey Theatre's THE FALSE SERVANT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Seduction. Money. Power. Cross-dressing. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble toasts the 20th anniversary of frequent producing partner Evidence Room, as the two companies band together to present The False Servant by Marivaux. Bart DeLorenzo directs the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation by Martin Crimp for a July 11 opening. The Odyssey Theatre has been Evidence Room's artistic home since 2009. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

Road Theatre Company's THE OTHER PLACE Extends Through May 31Road Theatre Company's THE OTHER PLACE Extends Through May 31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the second show of its 2014-2015 season, the critically-acclaimed (LA Times' CRITICS CHOICE!) Los Angeles Premiere of THE OTHER PLACE, written by Sharr White and directed by Andre Barron and starring Sam Anderson, Taylor Gilbert, Dirk Etchison and Danielle Stephens is EXTENDING AGAIN - Now through SUNDAY, MAY 31st at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Review Roundup: Anne Hathaway in GROUNDEDReview Roundup: Anne Hathaway in GROUNDED
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2015

The Public Theater just opened George Brant's Grounded, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor and featuring Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway. (more...)

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