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Open Stage Presents RED by John Logan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Open Stage of Harrisburg opens their 31st season with Red by John Logan, October 7-30, 2015 in their intimate 120-seat theatre, located on Court Street between Market and Walnut in downtown Harrisburg, PA. Directed by Donald L. AlsedekFeaturing Jeff Wasileski as Mark Rothko and Jeremy Burkett as KenProduction Sponsored by Martin and Lucy Miller-Murray (more...)

Cortland Rep Announces Upcoming Fall Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre is announcing upcoming events for the fall months, most to be held at "CRT Downtown" located at 24 Port Watson Street in historic downtown Cortland. "This is our second year-round season, and we're planning more events than last year, with a wide variety to appeal to all tastes," Producing Artistic Director Kerby Thompson says. "Even though the summer is winding down, we've been keeping busy planning for the fall and winter months.  We're very excited about what is coming next!"  (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, 'LADY DAY' and More Set for ZACH Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley recently announced the 2016-17 ZACH Theatre Season at an event for ZACH's Trustees, annual donors, and Season Sponsors. ZACH is thrilled to produce Hamilton composer/playwright Lin Manuel Miranda's extraordinary, Tony award winning, Broadway musical In The Heights. (more...)

Theater Wit Extends Coffee Shop Play NAPERVILLE Into November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, announced today a three-week extension of its current hit Chicago premiere, Naperville. (more...)

MISS GULCH RETURNS! to Ride Into Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Who was the Wicked Witch of the West?  Did you ever wonder what might have made Almira Gulch so bitter? (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Cortland Rep Announces Upcoming Fall Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre is announcing upcoming events for the fall months, most to be held at "CRT Downtown" located at 24 Port Watson Street in historic downtown Cortland. "This is our second year-round season, and we're planning more events than last year, with a wide variety to appeal to all tastes," Producing Artistic Director Kerby Thompson says. "Even though the summer is winding down, we've been keeping busy planning for the fall and winter months.  We're very excited about what is coming next!"  (more...)

Make a Date with Lyric's FULLY COMMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

 Make a date to the hottest show in town when you attend Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's production of FULLY COMMITTED, running September 21 through October 2 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre. This hilarious one man show, about an overwhelmed reservationist at New York's trendiest restaurant will have Martin Burke playing over 40 characters in 90 minutes. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season. Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

Make a Date with Lyric's FULLY COMMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

 Make a date to the hottest show in town when you attend Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's production of FULLY COMMITTED, running September 21 through October 2 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre. This hilarious one man show, about an overwhelmed reservationist at New York's trendiest restaurant will have Martin Burke playing over 40 characters in 90 minutes. (more...)

Chcago's Smart Art Theater to Serve Up New Dramatic Comedy NAPERVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, looks forward to presenting the Chicago premiere of Naperville by acclaimed young playwright Mat Smart. (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

RIPCORD, FULL CODE Premiere and More Slated for BETC's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) is delighted to announce the lineup for the 2016-17 season, their 11th. (more...)

Open Stage Presents RED by John Logan
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Open Stage of Harrisburg opens their 31st season with Red by John Logan, October 7-30, 2015 in their intimate 120-seat theatre, located on Court Street between Market and Walnut in downtown Harrisburg, PA. Directed by Donald L. AlsedekFeaturing Jeff Wasileski as Mark Rothko and Jeremy Burkett as KenProduction Sponsored by Martin and Lucy Miller-Murray (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss Stars in RELATIVITY, Starting Tonight at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

TheaterWorks presents RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. RELATIVITY is the first show of TheaterWorks 31st Season and will run tonight, October 7, through November 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose Playhouse does a Fine Job with POZ, a Complex Play
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 6, 2016

Desert Rose Playhouse's production of POZ, by Michael Aman, is superbly acted and directed. The play is more o a sweet comic drama than the comedy, as which it was originally billed. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Addition to 2016-17 Season SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting addition to its current season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim. (more...)

Combined Artform Presents The 15th Year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  Come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting, Creative Team for PARADE IN CONCERT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

???????WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott Eckert. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a Book by Alfred Uhry, Parade will play a special one-night only performance on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

Florida Rep to Stage OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of 'Over the River and Through the Woods', a hilarious and warm-hearted family fiasco by Joe DiPietro the Tony Award winning author of 'Memphis', 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change', and many more. (more...)

Horizon Theatre Company to Present THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Returning for its 18th anniversary production, Atlanta's red-hot holiday sensation, The Santaland Diaries by award-winning satirist David Sedaris, will run November 18 -December 31 at Horizon Theatre Company. Wanderlust Atlanta says "your sides are going to hurt and your cheeks will be so sore after laughing and smiling for a solid 90 minutes!" This non-traditional, adult-only, Christmas comedy provides the perfect laughter-induced remedy to the holiday blues. (more...)

KC Rep Artistic Director Eric Rosen Named Finalist for 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

KC Rep artistic director Eric Rosen was named one of three finalists for the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award which honors accomplished directors whose visionary work is impacting theatre communities outside of New York. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

DCPAccess Brightens the Holidays with 75% off Three Upcoming Hits Thanks to SCFD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts' DCPAccess discount ticket program continues in the 2016/17 season with reduced-price tickets. (more...)

Combined Artform Presents The 15th Year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

Crumpet the Elf is Back in David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Alley Theatre brings back David Sedaris's The Santaland Diaries December 1 through 31 in the Neuhaus Theatre. (more...)

BWW interview: Theatre Life with Tonya Beckman and Joe Brack
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 30, 2016

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Capital Stage Presents Holiday Favorite THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Back by popular demand, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris returns to Capital Stage with Benjamin T. Ismail as Crumpet The Elf! Recommended for mature elves only, this play takes you to the retail heart of the holidays through Macy's Herald Square Santaland Display and skewers it with the kind of candid wit any adult will appreciate. Shannon Mahoney (In the Next Room, Clybourne Park, Maple & Vine) will direct this year's holiday romp with a Press Opening on Friday, December 9, 2016. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for the Regional Premiere of SILENT SKY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Silent Sky, directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi. A new play by Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky will run January 20-February 12, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Anastasia Munoz as Henrietta Leavitt, Sarah Elizabeth Price as Margaret Leavitt, Mitchell Stephens as Peter Shaw, Marianne Galloway as Annie Cannon, and Shannon J. McGrann as Williamina Fleming.  (more...)

Combined Artform presents The 15th year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

'A sardonic, merrily subversive tale-just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!' NY Newsday (more...)

CPT at Playhouse Square Presents David Sedaris' Acclaimed Holiday Comedy THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, returns with a holiday favorite, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, produced by the Cleveland Theatre and presented at the Outcalt Theatre at Playhouse Square this holiday season. Tickets are $30 can be purchased online at www.playhousesquare.org or by phone by calling the PlayhouseSquare Box Office at (216) 241-6000 or (866) 546-1353. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre presents David Sedaris' THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, announces the return of a holiday favorite, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, produced by the Cleveland Theatre and presented at the Outcalt Theatre at Playhouse Square this holiday season from December 1st through December 18th. CPT's production of The Santaland Diaries is directed by CPT's Cathleen O'Malley and stars Ray Caspio as "Crumpet the Elf." (more...)

David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Play Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Back by popular demand, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris returns to Capital Stage with Benjamin T. Ismail as Crumpet The Elf! Recommended for mature elves only, this play takes you to the retail heart of the holidays through Macy's Herald Square Santaland Display and skewers it with the kind of candid wit any adult will appreciate. (more...)

December at 18th & Union: an Elf, a Truck Driver, and a Guy in Red Underwear
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

18th & Union is pleased to announce a lineup of artistic visitations that are guaranteed to temper the icky sweetness of holiday kitsch. Three productions will run in rotating rep throughout December: The Santaland Diaries, by David Sedaris; The Slipknot, by TJ Dawe; and Emmett Montgomery's Sugar Plum Gary. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES Generates Laughs at Desert Rose
by Audrey Liebross - Nov 22, 2016

The Santaland Diaries, Joe Mantello's stage adaptation of David Sedaris's memoir of his experience working as Crumpet the Elf, is playing in Rancho Mirage, at the Desert Rose Playhouse. (more...)

'EBENEZER SCROOGE', SANTALAND DIARIES and More Slated for CRT Downtown This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre invites one and all to celebrate the holiday season at CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in historic downtown Cortland with a number of December events, aimed to provide fun and festivities for everyone, no matter how they feel about the holidays!  (more...)

David Sedaris' Hilarious Holiday Hit THE SANTALAND DIARIES Opens in the Ellyn Bye Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

David Sedaris' hilarious tale of a disgruntled elf working in Macy's holiday wonderland will open at The Armory on December 2 and run through December 24, with preview performances beginning November 26. The Santaland Diaries is directed by Wendy Knox and stars Portland-favorite Darius Pierce as Crumpet, a role he has performed for sold-out houses in the Ellyn Bye Studio for the past four seasons. (more...)

Peterborough Players Announces Inaugural Winter Season of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Peterborough Players is known throughout New England as the quintessential summer stock theatre. (more...)

Castle Craig Players to Bring THE SANTALAND DIARIES to New Haven, Collinsville & Meriden
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Forget visions of sugarplums and carols sung fireside! The Castle Craig Players are bringing back their sold-out hit from last season - The Santaland Diaries, the sardonic 'one-elf show' by award-winning American humorist David Sedaris. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Be Presented at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The world's crankiest elf is coming back to The Circuit Playhouse! Crumpet, Macy's grumpiest Christmas elf, and his fellow elves will once again be taking residence in the Memphian Room this holiday season. Share drinks with friends as Crumpet recounts his training and his hilarious encounters with surly parents and their greedy children! With a healthy dose of sarcasm and snark, Crumpet manages to reveal the shortcomings of the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays while gently reminding us of the true meaning of the season. This intimate cabaret-style performance is a night at the theatre like no other.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Benjamin T. Ismail in THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Back by popular demand, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris returns to Capital Stage with Benjamin T. Ismail as Crumpet The Elf! Recommended for mature elves only, this play takes you to the retail heart of the holidays through Macy's Herald Square Santaland Display and skewers it with the kind of candid wit any adult will appreciate. Shannon Mahoney (In the Next Room, Clybourne Park, Maple & Vine) will direct this year's holiday romp with a Press Opening on Friday, December 9, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Ismail in character! (more...)

BWW Review: SANTALAND DIARIES at ZACH Theatre
by Joni Lorraine - Dec 6, 2016

ZACH's A Christmas Carol isn't the only game in town, ya know? Before Dave Steakley masterminded the mashup of the classic Dickens tale with contemporary hit music there was another staple of the Austin holiday theatre scene, ok? Martin Burke has been doling out shade on the holiday madness by way of David Sedaris' classic SANTALAND DIARIES since William Jefferson Clinton was in office. And there's practically no crying and sentiment and warm fuzzy Christmas cheer to be found in it, thank GOODNESS, fer CRYINOUTLOUD! (more...)

Come Out And Support Empire Stage This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Santaland Diaries is David Sedaris' hilarious seventy-five minute one-man send-up of his brief, misguided career as a Macy's elf. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES - An Elf-ing Good, Behind-the-Scenes Exposé of Macy's Santa
by Gil Kaan - Dec 5, 2016

Humorist David Sedaris' Christmas classic The Santaland Diaries receives a successfully fun mounting by the Santa Monica Playhouse. Sedaris fills his one-man show with loads of different characters, which a charismatic Patrick Censoplano effortlessly handles. Censoplano seamlessly morphs and delineates into dozens of characters. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Michael Bouchard in THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

Off-Center and Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company present The Santaland Diaries By David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, Nov 25 - Dec 24, 2016. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Opens THE SANTALAND DIARIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre announces a third holiday offering to Lancaster audiences - and beyond. The Santaland Diaries has been called "A sardonic, merrily subversive tale" (New York Newsday) and will have a limited run of six performances in the Tell Studio Theatre at the Fulton. (more...)

Peterborough Players Opens Inaugural Winter Season with THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Christmas fans and Grinches alike will find the perfect cure for holiday madness in the side-splitting and irreverent The Santaland Diaries. (more...)

The Ringwald's Anti-Holiday Treat Makes Annual Appearance!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Ringwald Theatre is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Production of their beloved holiday classic, The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, December 16-22, 2016. (more...)

BWW Preview: Desert Rose Playhouse, with Ten Desert Star Nominations, Discusses its Upcoming Season
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 26, 2016

Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley's 501(c)(3) LGBT-oriented theatre, has received ten nominations for the Desert Theatre League's 2016 Desert Star awards, for three different shows: the drama, ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE, and the comedies, COCK and LOOT. This season, Desert Rose plans to present a largely light-hearted lineup. (more...)

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