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Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, tonight, September 30, through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Sarah Jones Stars in SELL/BUY/DATE, Starting Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony Award winner Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Carolyn Cantor (Fly By Night). (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM to Host Pre-Show Conversations at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group's Community Conversations for August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' will feature two pre-show panel discussions on September 21 and 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Music Center Annex building, 601 W. Temple Street, in rehearsal room 'A.' (more...)

Casting Announced For Signature Theatre's Production of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD - Now Extended Through 12/11!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winnerSuzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. Parks is Signature's current Residency One playwright; her plays Venus, directed by Lear deBessonet, and The Red Letter Plays: In the Bloodand Fucking A, directed by Jo Bonney, will be presented in 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, now through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 6. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4. (more...)

MTC's HEISENBERG, Starring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker, Extends on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Broadway engagement of Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring original cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Begins Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce), begins previews tonight, October 4, in advance of a Tuesday, October 25 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel J. Watts and More in 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Signature Theatre presents The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA The Negro Book of the Dead, written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. The production runs now through Sunday, December 11, with an official opening slated for Sunday, November 13, 2016 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow for MTC's THE LITTLE FOXES with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Tickets for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, directed by Daniel Sullivan, are available to purchase exclusively to American Express Card Members tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1 at 10AM. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for $5 tickets to 1st Preview of RANCHO VIEJO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, October 31, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of RANCHO VIEJO. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Boy Meets Girl in VIETGONE, Starting Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, today, October 4 for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce). (more...)

Writers Theatre Continues 25th Anniversary Season with EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with East Texas Hot Links, written by Eugene Lee and directed by Ron OJ Parson. The show runs October 19, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre: 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  (more...)

Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Starts Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Signature Theatre's production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, begins tonight, October 25, and runs through December 4, 2016 with a Sunday, November 13 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  (more...)

BWW Review: THE PIANO LESSON at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 24, 2016

When is a legacy worth preserving and when is it time to move forward with life? What cost can one pay to jump-start their future? These are some of the central questions tackled in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, which is now playing at Hartford Stage. One of Wilson's "Pittsburgh Cycle" plays (10 plays that shed light on African-American lives in each decade of the 20th century), The Piano Lesson - "a ghost story with traditional African-American songs" sits firmly in the 1930's, a time of struggle, change, and a time many African-Americans made the great migration north from the Jim Crow south, looking for a better life. (more...)

Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce), will open tomorrow, today October 25 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances began today, October 4. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Sex Sells! Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE Extends at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony Award winner Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Carolyn Cantor (Fly By Night), will extend by one week at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE World Premiere Opens Tonight at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Sell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony Award winner Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel), directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Carolyn Cantor (Fly By Night), opens tonight, October 18, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Broadway's HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed Broadway transfer of Heisenberg, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, officially opens tonight, October 13, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Powerhouse Cast to Bring DETROIT '67 to the Actors Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Dominique Morisseau's heartfelt drama, Detroit '67. (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker, Opens Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring original cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, opens on Broadway tomorrow, today, October 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' RANCHO VIEJO
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 11, 2016

Playwrights Horizons will soon presnt Rancho Viejo, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Rancho Viejo will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

MTC Extends VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that both of Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed fall productions playing at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): Vietgone at Stage I and Sell/Buy/Date at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II are extending due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

BWW TV: The Ensemble Company of Broadway-Bound JITNEY Meets the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Detroit Regional Awards Update - Justin John Moniz, Jordan Gagnon in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Signature's 'DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, has been extended an additional week. (more...)

Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick and More to Appear at MTC's Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, next Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). The event just announced its celebrity lineup! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 14, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, has been extended an additional week. The production will now run through December 18, 2016 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  (more...)

Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Windy City Playhouse (3014 N. Irving Park Road) announces casting for Robert O'Hara's 'Bootycandy,' the 'searing and sensationally funny' (The New York Times) semi-autobiographical play about growing up gay and black. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place.  (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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