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Photo Flash: First Look at Cygnet Theatre's FOOL FOR LOVEPhoto Flash: First Look at Cygnet Theatre's FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Cygnet Theatre will continue its tradition of presenting plays performed in a rotating repertory by staging two thought-provoking American classics by playwright, actor and icon Sam Shepard. The emotional and physical duo of 'Fool for Love' and 'True West' both address the American dream in powerful and passionate ways. Cygnet Artistic Director Sean Murray has assembled a talented cast of actors to take on these intense, disturbing and often blisteringly funny productions. Performances will be at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, tonight, September 24th - November 2nd. Opening Day for media is October 5th at 2:00 pm (True West) & 7:00 pm (Fool For Love). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of FOOL FOR LOVE in action below! (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic DirectorWilliam Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

Neil Stuke Joins Dervla Kirwan in FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Running Nov 6-Dec 6 at ChichesterNeil Stuke Joins Dervla Kirwan in FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Running Nov 6-Dec 6 at Chichester
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Neil Stuke joins the previously announced Dervla Kirwan at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester where they will play two cautious lovers whose tender and funny fledging romance unfolds over one memorable night in a New York apartment. FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE by Terrence McNally will be directed by Paulette Randall and runs 6 November - 6 December 2014. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/16/14 - Barbra's PARTNERS, Betty's GHOSTLIGHT, EVITA in the West End, TALK RADIO and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/16/14 - Barbra's PARTNERS, Betty's GHOSTLIGHT, EVITA in the West End, TALK RADIO and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 16, 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: Barbra and Betty release their new albums today, EVITA opens at the Dominion, TALK RADIO opens at the Chain, and stars take to regional stages across the U.S. tonight! (more...)

BWW Reviews: August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Strums at No Rules Theatre Co.BWW Reviews: August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Strums at No Rules Theatre Co.
by Keith Tittermary - Sep 15, 2014

The late August Wilson is one of America's greatest playwrights. From the early 1980s up until his death in 2005, Wilson wrote 10 plays, each encompassing African American life in a different decade focusing on the same Pittsburgh neighborhood, with Ma Rainey's Black Bottom being the sole play to occur outside of Pittsburgh. These 10 plays when put together are known as The Pittsburgh Cycle or Century Cycle, and is considered some of the 10 best plays ever written by an American playwright. (more...)

THE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse StageTHE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

In August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece The Piano Lesson, the past threatens to pull apart brother and sister. Bernice treasures a one-of-a-kind piano, an heirloom with carved figures of their enslaved ancestors. Boy Willie suddenly arrives from the South determined to sell the piano and buy the land his family worked on. When the ghost of the piano's original owner appears, family conflicts escalate to a dramatic confrontation. With lyrical language rolling from the rowdy to the tender, this is one of Wilson's finest. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Learn About Great Acting at THE PIANO LESSON at Portland PlayhouseBWW Reviews: Learn About Great Acting at THE PIANO LESSON at Portland Playhouse
by Patrick Brassell - Oct 6, 2014

The performances are all excellent, and they are all of a piece. You believe that these people all exist in the same time frame, the same culture, and the same place. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, November 21–December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). The company opening is scheduled for Friday, November 28. The official press opening will follow on Saturday, November 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Syracuse Stage's THE PIANO LESSONPhoto Flash: First Look at Syracuse Stage's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Piano Lesson by August Wilson will run October 22 through November 9, 2014, directed by Timothy Bond, at Syracuse Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Syracuse Stage Guild to Host National Conference for Theatre Volunteers, 10/23-25Syracuse Stage Guild to Host National Conference for Theatre Volunteers, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Syracuse Stage Guild is proud to be hosting the 2014 gathering of CAVORT Inc. (Conference About Volunteers of Regional Theatre) October 23-25. This national, multi-day event will feature presentations and discussions with senior administrators and arts advocates from Syracuse Stage, Syracuse University, and Central New York. The keynote speaker is Bob Moss, former artistic director at Syracuse Stage and founder of Playwrights Horizons in New York City. (more...)

Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview on Wednesday, November 5; Thursday, November 6; andFriday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/26/14 - ILLUSIONISTS, Macy's Parade, Turkey Day and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/26/14 - ILLUSIONISTS, Macy's Parade, Turkey Day and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This holiday weekend's big news: SOUL DOCTOR comes back to New York, DISENCHANTED! begins, THE ILLUSIONISTS bring magic to Broadway, performers from the Great White Way crowd this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade and more! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning TonightTonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, running tonight, November 21, through December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Sets cast for 23rd Annual A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROLPittsburgh CLO Sets cast for 23rd Annual A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 23rd annual production of A Musical Christmas Carol this December at the Byham Theater. This talented cast will feature Pittsburgh CLO veterans and an exciting group of newcomers, led by Pittsburgh's own Tom Atkins as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Jerry Adler and Richard Kline to Star in CRT's THE SUNSHINE BOYS; Full Cast Announced!Jerry Adler and Richard Kline to Star in CRT's THE SUNSHINE BOYS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the complete cast for its production of Neil Simon's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series onstage June 14-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. (more...)

Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances on 5/15Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances on 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, on Thursday, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Closes Season with THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, Now thru 6/22Cygnet Theatre Closes Season with THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Saving the most hilarious and provocative for last, Cygnet is closing their 11th season by bringing The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Little Flower of East Orange) to San Diego for its premiere. The high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery, is set smack in the center of New York's Hell's Kitchen. A Broadway hit that is exhilarating, hilarious and totally irreverent, this comedy/drama is also an examination of acceptance, loyalty and above all love. As is apparent from its title, this stunningly written play contains drugs, violence, sexual situations and strong f**king language. The production runs May 15th through June 22nd at the Old Town Theatre. Opening Night is tonight, May 24th. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center Extends THE PIANO LESSON Through 6/8Olney Theatre Center Extends THE PIANO LESSON Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Olney Theatre Center announces the extension of its current production, August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. The show, which opened on May 10, is now set to run an additional week through June 8, 2014. It has been extended due to the positive response it has garnered from audiences since its opening and the multitude of sold-out shows. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/14-5/17Ford's Theatre Society to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/14-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Ford's Theatre Society 2013-2014 season continues with the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' directed by Peter Flynn, March 14 through May 17, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The production features a local Washington cast of Helen Hayes Award nominees as six awkward adolescents and their proctors, all working through a daunting and hilarious championship quest. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PIANO LESSON Marks August Wilson's Auspicious Debut at Olney Theatre CenterBWW Reviews: THE PIANO LESSON Marks August Wilson's Auspicious Debut at Olney Theatre Center
by Andrew White - May 16, 2014

Olney Theatre Center has finally taken the plunge in their intimate black-box space with their inaugural August Wilson production, 'The Piano Lesson.' Blessed with a talented cast, they should enjoy a prosperous run; and the choice of play is appropriate, given the role that Baltimore's own Charles S. Dutton had in its first production. And the piano of the title, with its unique and bloody history, endures as one of the most powerful stage metaphors of our time. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Closes Season with THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, Now thru 6/22Cygnet Theatre Closes Season with THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Saving the most hilarious and provocative for last, Cygnet is closing their 11th season by bringing The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Little Flower of East Orange) to San Diego for its premiere. The high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery, is set smack in the center of New York's Hell's Kitchen. A Broadway hit that is exhilarating, hilarious and totally irreverent, this comedy/drama is also an examination of acceptance, loyalty and above all love. As is apparent from its title, this stunningly written play contains drugs, violence, sexual situations and strong f**king language. The production runs tonight, May 15th through June 22nd at the Old Town Theatre. Opening Night is May 24th. (more...)

Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances TonightPublic Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, tonight, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 11Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 11
by - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Vanessa Bell Calloway Stars in LETTERS FROM ZORA at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/18Vanessa Bell Calloway Stars in LETTERS FROM ZORA at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that they will present the hit production of Gabrielle Pina's LETTERS FROM ZORA, in association with One Pearl and a Sphinx. The production, which returns by poplular demand, will play a limited engagement of eight performances and stars Vanessa Bell Calloway. LETTERS FROM ZORA is directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks with original music composed by Ron McCurdy. Performances run today, May 10 - 18, 2014 with a press opening on Sunday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BFG at Imagination StagePhoto Flash: First Look at THE BFG at Imagination Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Imagination Stage is the new home of Giant Country in The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), a play based on the book by Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood. Co-directed by Imagination Stage's Associate Artistic Director Kathryn Chase Bryer and Eric J. Van Wyk of Viterbo University, The BFG integrates puppetry, rich visuals, and imaginative storytelling as Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant go on a magical journey to save the children of England. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Olney Theatre Announces 2014-2015 SeasonOlney Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, Maryland's destination for professional theater performance and education, proudly announced its 2015 Season at the opening of its current hit show, Avenue Q, on Saturday, June 16. One of Maryland's two state theaters, Olney Theatre Center continues its commitment to producing great American classics, new works, as well as family-friendly shows in its 77thyea (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 15Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 15
by - Jun 15, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 15, 2014. (more...)

THE TIN WOMAN to Premiere at Peninsula Players, Begin. 6/17THE TIN WOMAN to Premiere at Peninsula Players, Begin. 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, opens its 79th season June 17 with the world premiere comedy "The Tin Woman" by Sean Grennan. The Players premiered another of Grennan' s comedies "Making God Laugh" in 2011. (more...)

THE SUNSHINE BOYS to Run 6/19-29 at CT RepTHE SUNSHINE BOYS to Run 6/19-29 at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre is onstage June 19-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. The Neil Simon penned comedy is led by Broadway and Television veterans Jerry Adler as Willie Clark and Richard Kline as Al Lewis. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Present NNPN Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 9/3-28Olney Theatre Center to Present NNPN Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, proudly presents the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of Colossal by playwright Andrew Hinderaker September 3 - 28, 2014 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Colossal is a recipient of a 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award and a winner of The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. (more...)

Edward Norton and Kate Roche Hope Elected to Signature Theatre BoardEdward Norton and Kate Roche Hope Elected to Signature Theatre Board
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Signature Theatre (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton, Executive Director Erika Mallin) just announced that Edward Norton has been elected as the Board of Trustees' new Chairman andKate Roche Hope has been elected as the new President. Mr. Norton and Mrs. Hope will serve 3 year terms effective immediately. Actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned) and Richard Willett, the Vice President and General Manager of East Hampton's Wines by Morrell, will also be joining the Board of Trustees. (more...)

Multi Ethnic Theater to Present August Wilson's JITNEY, 8/7-31Multi Ethnic Theater to Present August Wilson's JITNEY, 8/7-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Multi Ethnic Theater, in association with Custom Made Theatre, will present August Wilson's Jitney, August 7-31, at Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough Street in San Francisco. Jitney is directed by Lewis Campbell, founder and artistic director of Multi Ethnic Theater. The play concerns a group of working class men who offer gypsy cab rides to and from African American communities where city cabs refuse to go. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's THE TEMPEST with Lisa Harrow Opens TonightChautauqua Theater Company's THE TEMPEST with Lisa Harrow Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Chautauqua Theatre Company, under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch, Artistic Director, and Sarah Clare Corporandy, Managing Director, presents William Shakespeare's magical masterwork, The Tempest, directed by Jade King Carroll, playing August 8-15 on the Bratton Theatre Mainstage. The press opening is tonight (August 9) at 6:00pm. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This FallL. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with COLOSSAL Playwright Andrew HinderakerSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with COLOSSAL Playwright Andrew Hinderaker
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Olney Theatre Center will present the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of Colossal by playwright Andrew Hinderaker, September 3 - 28, 2014 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Colossal is a recipient of a 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award and a winner of The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. Go behind the scenes with the playwright in the video below! (more...)

Cygnet Theatre To Present Sam Shepard Classics Through 09/24-11/2Cygnet Theatre To Present Sam Shepard Classics Through 09/24-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Cygnet Theatre will be presenting a couple of Sam Shepard classics, including 'Fool for Love' and 'True West.' (more...)

CPCC Theatre Announces Its 2014-2015 SeasonCPCC Theatre Announces Its 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Central Piedmont Community College Theatre announced its 2014-2015, including 'They're Playing Our Song,' 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' and more1 (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -  THE LION KINGMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Featured In Inspirational TEDx TalkRuben Santiago-Hudson Featured In Inspirational TEDx Talk
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 24, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway headliner and acclaimed August Wilson interpreter Ruben Santiago-Hudson recently participated in a TEDx Talk as part of a series held at his alma mater, Binghamton University, and a video of the inspirational speech is now available. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Close Season with THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, 5/15-6/22Cygnet Theatre to Close Season with THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, 5/15-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Saving the most hilarious and provocative for last, Cygnet is closing their 11th season by bringing The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Little Flower of East Orange) to San Diego for its premiere. The high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery, is set smack in the center of New York's Hell's Kitchen. A Broadway hit that is exhilarating, hilarious and totally irreverent, this comedy/drama is also an examination of acceptance, loyalty and above all love. As is apparent from its title, this stunningly written play contains drugs, violence, sexual situations and strong f**king language. The production runs May 15th through June 22nd at the Old Town Theatre. Opening Night is May 24th. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Present August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON, 5/7-6/1Olney Theatre Center to Present August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON, 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, continues its critically-acclaimed 76th Anniversary season with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Piano Lesson May 7 - June 1, 2014 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. (more...)

Yale Rep Stages World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 5/10Yale Rep Stages World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) today, April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Open Stage to Honor Patty Kim, Tara Leo Auchey, Sharia Benn & Joy Dougherty as 'Women Who Care'Open Stage to Honor Patty Kim, Tara Leo Auchey, Sharia Benn & Joy Dougherty as 'Women Who Care'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Open Stage of Harrisburg has announced the names of its 2014 'Women Who Care.' Initiated in 2000, the WWC program honors women who have demonstrated unselfish devotion to the Greater Harrisburg community and to the arts, including Open Stage. Awards are presented before each Friday night performance of the theatre's STORIES FROM HOME: Dauphin County production, June 19-29. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TWO TRAINS RUNNING Excels at Round House TheatreBWW Reviews: TWO TRAINS RUNNING Excels at Round House Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 16, 2014

Due to popular demand, August Wilson play extends to May 4, 2014 (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 2014–2015 SeasonSeattle Repertory Theatre Announces 2014–2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's full 2014-2015 season was announced today by Artistic Director Jerry Manning. The season is headlined by the first-ever presentation of Seattle writer Robert Schenkkan's striking meditation on power and morality in his two-part Lyndon B. Johnson plays, All the Way and The Great Society, in repertory format. (more...)

A Portable Theatre Presents PIERCE TO THE SOUL as Second Touring Show, Now thru 4/27A Portable Theatre Presents PIERCE TO THE SOUL as Second Touring Show, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Chiquita Mullins Lee's one-man play Pierce to the Soul will be the second offering by A Portable Theatre (APT), a new professional theatre dedicated to touring. Starring Equity actor Alan Bomar Jones, Pierce is the true story of folk artist Elijah Pierce, an Ohio legend. Touring performances begin tonight, April 12. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT and MANAHATTA. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory from Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

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