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Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Cow Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Season 17 starts off with a bang at Mad Cow Theatre thanks to Jon Robin Baitz's darkly comic look at two topics that should never mix: politics and family in the Tony Award-wining Other Desert Cities. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents: HANSEL & GRETEL, A Reimagined Classic for All Ages, 10/26-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The Theatre School at DePaul University proudly presents HANSEL & GRETEL, by Moses Goldberg and directed by Ann Wakefield, as the first production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. This production opens Saturday, October 12, and runs through Saturday, November 16, 2013, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 AM, and Saturdays at 2 PM. A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on October 27. There will be no Saturday performance on October 26. Friday performances are on November 1 and 15(10 AM). (more...)

Mad Cow Adds Extra Performance to VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Mad Cow Theatre has announced an extra performance has been added to it's current hit David Ives' Venus in Fur now playing in the Black Box through November 17th. The extra performance has been added on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 8:00pm. The local response to Venus in Fur has been overwhelming from critics and patrons alike. (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents: HANSEL & GRETEL, A Reimagined Classic for All Ages, 10/26-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The Theatre School at DePaul University proudly presents HANSEL & GRETEL, by Moses Goldberg and directed by Ann Wakefield, as the first production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. This production opens Today, October 12, and runs through Today, November 16, 2013, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 AM, and Todays at 2 PM. A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on October 27. There will be no Today performance on October 26. Friday performances are on November 1 and 15(10 AM). (more...)

Suzanne Bertish, Michael Cumpsty, Morgan Spector & More Join Rebecca Hall in Roundabout's MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the full cast joining Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall as "Young Woman" in a new Broadway production of Machinal, by Sophie Treadwell, directed by Lyndsey Turner. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre's VENUS IN FUR Opens 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Mad Cow Theatre will present the David Ives' hit Venus in Fur in our intimate Black Box Theatre October 18 - November 17, 2013. (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents: HANSEL & GRETEL, A Reimagined Classic for All Ages, 10/26-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Theatre School at DePaul University proudly presents HANSEL & GRETEL, by Moses Goldberg and directed by Ann Wakefield, as the first production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. This production opens Today, October 12, and runs through Today, November 16, 2013, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 AM, and Todays at 2 PM. A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on October 27. There will be no Today performance on October 26. Friday performances are on November 1 and 15(10 AM). (more...)

IDIOT'S DELIGHT, THE GIGLI CONCERT & More Set for Soulpepper's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced Soulpepper's 2014 season (Jan. - Sept., 2014), including eight new plays, three Soulpepper favourites and three partner presentations. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from tonight, May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

New Rep Adds Two Performances of IMAGINING MADOFF, Running thru June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 3, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. Nominated for two 2014 Elliot Norton Awards (Outstanding Production; Outstanding Actor, Jeremiah Kissel), IMAGINING MADOFF is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue. (more...)

Profile Theatre's BURIED CHILD Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

PROFILE THEATRE presents BURIED CHILD Sam Shepard's macabre play about twisted family secrets, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. Directed by Adriana Baer, performances begin tonight, May 29, 2014 on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Arcola's BETWEEN US by Sarah Daniels Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Arcola Theatre is delighted to present the World Premiere of Between Us, a new play by Sarah Daniels commissioned by Arcola Theatre, opening for a limited 4-week run in Studio 2 from tonight, 28 May 2014 (press night Friday 30 May at 7.30pm). On sale now. (more...)

New Rep Presents Encore Presentation of IMAGINING MADOFF, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's Imagining Madoff, today, May 28 through June 1, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. (more...)

Tickets from Just $55 for Roundabout's New One-Man Musical Comedy!
by Contests - Broadway - May 27, 2014

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New Rep Announces Encore Run of IMAGINING MADOFF, 5/28-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and audience response, including 16 sold-out performances in Watertown, New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 1, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney Theatrical Group's Thomas Schumacher and MARY POPPINS' Rachel Wallace at UNCSA Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

High school seniors of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) got the graduation ceremony of their dreams on Saturday, May 18, when Disney Theatrical Group President Thomas Schumacher delivered their commencement address, and the diplomas were presented by 'Mary Poppins' herself: UNCSA alumna Rachel Wallace. A 2009 college graduate, Wallace just completed a run in the national tour and the New Zealand company of the popular Disney show. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Renaissance man Jim Dale explores a life on the stage....onstage
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 19, 2014

Henry Haun recently published this article about Jim Dale in Playbill Magazine. They've been kind enough to let us reproduce it in full below: (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Message from the Artistic Director about Just Jim Dale
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 13, 2014

Never have I presented a more aptly-titled show than Just Jim Dale, beginning previews this week at the Laura Pels Theatre. Yes, it's just Jim up there on stage, alone but for a pianist and a stool. But if you think that 'just' signifies something small, then you don't know Jim Dale at all. (more...)

New Rep Announces Encore Presentation of IMAGINING MADOFF, 5/28-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

New Repertory Theatre proudly announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's Imagining Madoff, May 28 through June 1, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210. Nominated for two 2014 Elliot Norton Awards (Outstanding Production; Outstanding Actor, Jeremiah Kissel), Imagining Madoff is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue. Tickets are $36 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep box office at 617-923-8487 or online at newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens 3/21 at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre will present Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, March 21 - April 20 in The Harriett Theatre. (more...)

Athol Fugard's THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD Makes World Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre presents the world premiere of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, written by and starring Athol Fugard, with an introductory scene by Paula Fourie, and directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Miners Alley Playhouse to Stage THE ROAD TO MECCA, 3/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Award-winning South African playwright Athol Fugard tells the true story of Helen Martins, an eccentric elderly woman who is being pressured by her conservative village to abandon her art and enter a retirement home. Miss Helen's young friend Elsa comes to her aid in hopes of resisting the bullying attempts of Reverend Marius to uproot Helen from her home. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Releases 2014-2015 Season Teaser, Includes Award Winning Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2014

Syracuse Stage is pleased to announce that the 2014/15 season will include Sizwe Banzi is Dead, the acclaimed 1975 Tony Award-winning play by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona. Intensely funny and poignant, Sizwe tells the tale of a black man in apartheid-era South Africa who is trying to overcome restrictive work regulations in order to support his family. An opportunity comes his way-unexpectedly-but taking it comes at an unusual cost. (more...)

Author Tira Palmquist Talks TEN MILE LAKE at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

In Tira Palmquist's Ten Mile Lake, receiving its world premiere this June at Serenbe Playhouse, Maggie (Veronika Duerr) and Howard (Mark Kincaid) tread the choppy waters of their strained daughter/father relationship. Over the course of the show both come to realize how important they are to each other, and how a place known as 'home' can drive a wedge between two people and ultimately bring them back together. (more...)

World Premiere of TEN MILE LAKE to Be Performed at Serenbe Playhouse, 6/12 - 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Serenbe Playhouse continues it's 5th anniversay season, A Season of Journeys, with the world premiere of Ten Mile Lake, by Tira Palmquist. This production stars Bryan Brendle, Veronika Duerr and Mark Kincaid. Kincaid returns to Serenbe Playhouse for the first time since his Suzi award winning performance in Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. (more...)

Aradhana Tiwari Named New Resident Director of Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre has announced that Aradhana Tiwari will join the company as Resident Director, beginning with the 2014 - 2015 season. Tiwari is a Central Florida-based artist who has guest-directed at Mad Cow since 2012. Her production of The Road to Mecca in 2012 was the first in Mad Cow's Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre, one of two spaces in the company's new location in downtown Orlando. (more...)

Eric Zivot to Lead DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Mad Cow Theatre; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Death of a Salesman will be directed by Timothy Williams (Sunday in the Park with George, The Understudy) and features Rollins College professor Eric Zivot (dir. Mrs. Warrens Profession, Hedda Gabler) in his Mad Cow acting debut as Willy Loman,Robin Olson (Dancing at Lughnasa, The Road to Mecca, August: Osage County) as Linda Loman, Daniel Cooksley (A Number) as Happy Loman, Matt Horohoe (Sunday in the Park with George) as Biff Loman, Becky Eck (Legacy of Light, Enchanted April) as The Woman, Tommy Keesling (August: Osage County, Amadeus, Eurydice) as Howard Wagner, Thom Mesrobian as Charley in his Mad Cow debut, Robin Olson (Dancing at Lughnasa, The Road to Mecca, August: Osage County) as Linda Loman, Carly Skubick (The Pitmen Painters) as Letta, Mark Edward Smith(Rashomon, An Inspector Calls, The Heiress) as Ben, Monica Titus (Sunday in the Park With George) as Miss Forsythe, Peter Travis (Mass Appeal, Mrs. Warren's Profession) as Bernard, Kevin Zepf (She Stoops to Conquer, Private Lives, Dreamgirls) as Stanley, and Victoria White as Jenny. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Present THE HISTORY BOYS, 8/8-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre has announced its upcoming run of Alan Bennett's The History Boys in The Harriett Theatre, from August 8 - September 7, 2014. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Jim Dale at Roundabout
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 10, 2014

Veteran actor Jim Dale has a long history with Roundabout Theatre Company. Starting with one of Roundabout's earliest successes, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Jim Dale has performed in five Roundabout productions over the last 30 years. In his brand new solo show, Just Jim Daleunder the direction of Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Fosse, Ain't Misbehavin'), Dale shares his passion for the stage as he recounts a lifetime of irresistible showbiz tales. We look back at some of his great roles at Roundabout below. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents Alan Ayckbourn's TABLE MANNERS, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre is pleased to present Alan Ayckbourn's wildly funny and Tony Award-winning comedy Table Manners today, January 24 - February 23, 2014 in The Harriett Theatre. (more...)

Jim Dale to Bring JUST JIM DALE to Laura Pels Theatre; Opens 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony AwardŽ winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy AwardŽ nominee Jim Dale will star in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (more...)

2013-2014 Season Update
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 23, 2014

I am happy to announce further casting for our upcoming production of Violet. Joshua Henryand Colin Donnell will join the previously announced Sutton Foster. Colin joined the Roundabout family starring opposite Sutton in our Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes. And Joshua, who also played Flick in the Encores Off-Center Reading, was nominated for a Tony for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys. I am thrilled that they both will be joining us for this exciting production, and I look forward to announcing further casting soon. Please visit our website for more information and tickets. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Present Alan Ayckbourn's TABLE MANNERS, 1/24-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre is pleased to present Alan Ayckbourn's wildly funny and Tony Award-winning comedy Table Manners on January 24 - February 23, 2014 in The Harriett Theatre. (more...)

New Rep Announces Encore Run of IMAGINING MADOFF, 5/28-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and audience response, including 16 sold-out performances in Watertown, New Repertory Theatre announces an encore presentation of Deborah Margolin's IMAGINING MADOFF, May 28 through June 1, 2014. (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris Will Star in Roundabout's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of "Eleanor Swan" in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Athol Fugard's THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD to Make World Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre, 3/26-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre presents the world premiere of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, written by and starring Athol Fugard, with an introductory scene by Paula Fourie, and directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD Returns to the Fugard Theatre, 27-30 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand the Fugard Theatre is proud to announce five additional performances of THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD, the beautiful play presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre that stars Athol Fugard himself and introduces Marviantos Baker, from 27 to 30 August 2014. This will be the very final chance audiences will have to see this remarkable production. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/15/14 - Neil Patrick Harris Says Farewell, POOR BEHAVIOR Opens, ROCKY Leaves the Ring and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 15, 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 weekend's big news: LES MIZ gets a new 'Javert' tonight, Broadway honors Lauren Bacall, and Sunday sees Neil Patrick Harris's final HEDWIG performance and ROCKY's last match on Broadway but welcomes POOR BEHAVIOR to the off-Broadway lineup! (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Profile Theatre to Present BURIED CHILD, Begin. 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

PROFILE THEATRE presents BURIED CHILD Sam Shepard's macabre play about twisted family secrets, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. Directed by Adriana Baer, performances begin on May 29, 2014 on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale at Profiletheatre.org. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, 4/29-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and More in Westport Country Playhouse's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, tonight, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. Broadway veterans Mia Dillon, Brian Murray and Gordana Rashovich will headline; also in the cast is Yale School of Drama graduate Nicholas Carriere. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2014 Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noel Coward's witty and poignant tale, 'A Song at Twilight,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, tonight, April 29 - May 17, a co-production with Hartford Stage where it ran earlier this year. (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

Arcola Announce BETWEEN US By Sarah Daniels, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Arcola Theatre is delighted to present the World Premiere of Between Us, a new play by Sarah Daniels commissioned by Arcola Theatre, opening for a limited 4-week run in Studio 2 fromWednesday 28 May 2014 (press night Friday 30 May at 7.30pm). On sale now. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

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