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ETHEL SINGS to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Undercover Productions LLC will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Ethel Sings, by Joan Beber beginning performances at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) on May 31st, with Opening Night set for Friday June 6th. This limited engagement will continue through July 13th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Incubator Arts Project Presents Buran Theatre's MAGIC BULLETS, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Following their 2013 national tour, Buran Theatre returns to the New York City stage with MAGIC BULLETS, a new hybrid theatre work that entertains a 'trip' through health and wellness in modern America. ' (more...)

Buran Theatre Returns to NYC with MAGIC BULLETS at Incubator Arts Project, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Following their 2013 national tour, Buran Theatre returns to the New York City stage with MAGIC BULLETS, a new hybrid theatre work that entertains a 'trip' through health and wellness in modern America. (more...)

Paul Rudd, Cynthia Nixon and Francesca Faridany Set to Lead DEAR ALBERT at World Science Festival on 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Actors Paul Rudd, Cynthia Nixon and Francesca Faridany will open the 7th Annual World Science Festival (www.worldsciencefestival.com) with a performance of Alan Alda's reading for the stage, Dear Albert. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company's DONKEY Receives 3 Publishing Agreements; Runs 5/18-6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Rising Sun Performance Company's Founding Artistic Director announced today that their upcoming production of 'Donkey' by John Patrick Bray is slated to be published and licensed with Next Stage Press. This is will be Bray's third publishing with Next Stage Press, Bray's other plays available for licensing with Next Stage Press include Hound and Liner Notes, which were also produced at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (2009, 2010); Trickster at the Gate, and short plays in 64 Squares and Game Night. Donkey will be available for licensing in late June 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) Kicks Off Dragon Theater's 2nd Stages Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute kicks off Dragon Theatre's new 2nd Stages Program. (more...)

SOME GIRL(S), TAKE ME OUT and More Set For Dragon Productions Theatre's 2nd Stages Series, Beg. March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Dragon's brand new 2nd Stages series launches in March. This new series will give local theatre makers the opportunity to fully produce their passion projects with the support of an established theatre company. This dynamic pairing will create an exciting new set of theatre options in downtown Redwood City. (more...)

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN; TALLEY'S FOLLEY; DETROIT & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The regular season will be staged August 2014 through July 2015 at the intimate Aurora Theatre in the downtown Berkeley arts district. For single tickets ($32-$60) or subscriptions ($155-$305), the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. Subscriptions on sale March 27. Single tickets on sale for subscribers July 29 and on sale August 5 to the general public. (more...)

All in the Family... Meet the Full Cast of MOTHERS AND SONS, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2014

Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, opens tomorrow, March 24, 2014 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. Also in the cast are Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interview swith the cast below! (more...)

New Works by John Guare & Neil LaBute Set for Nuyorican Poets Cafe Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

New dramatic works by Tony-winning playwright John Guare (House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation) and dramatist, screenwriter and film director Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, The Shape of Things and Reasons to be Pretty) highlight a three-night festival of new short plays and monologues at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 East 3rd Street). Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Cafe's literacy and afterschool programs, which serve thousands of students from disadvantaged communities. (more...)

Thirty One Productions Stages Neil Labute's BASH LATTERDAY PLAYS, Now thru April 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Thirty One Productions is proud to present, by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, BASH Latterday Plays by Neil LaBute. BASH Latterday Plays is a collection of three one act plays. In the first, Iphigenia In Orem, a businessman from Utah divulges a chilling crime to a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room. In A Gaggle Of Saints, a young Mormon couple each describe their version of events of a night in New York City. In Medea Redux, a woman recounts her intricate relationship with her junior high-school English teacher. Together, these one acts paint a vivid picture of the evils found in everyday life. (more...)

Revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY Ends Off-Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run today, March 1st at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBULY Ends Acclaimed Limited Off-Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's universally acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run tonight (Saturday) at The Chain Theatre. (more...)

ETHEL SINGS Opens this Friday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Undercover Productions LLC will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Ethel Sings, by Joan Beber at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), with Opening Night set for Friday June 6th. This limited engagement will continue through July 13th. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company Presents UNDER REHEARSED, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Rising Sun Performance Company (Akia, Founding Artistic Director) announced in March that it is presenting a new short play reading series 'UNDER REHEARSED' and have partnered with The West Brooklyn as their venue. This exciting new series continues in its 5th month with a ongoing curation of new plays and fresh talent. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Josh Radnor Preps for Broadway-Bound DISGRACED!
by BWW Staff - Jun 27, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Josh Radnor wrote ' Spent the morning with these excellent people. Excited to share the stage with them in @DisgracedBway in the fall! pic.twitter.com/q3BEwE5jE9' (more...)

World Premieres by Neil LaBute, Roger Hedden, Albert Innaurato & More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2014, 7/18-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Friday July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. (more...)

IN A DARK HOUSE Opens 7/26 at Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Two estranged brothers face off in search of the truth about the troubled legacy of their shared past. Larry Moss directs the Los Angeles premiere of In A Dark Dark House by Neil LaBute, opening July 26 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Presents ANNAPURNA by Sharr White, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Profiles Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, opening at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway on June 12, 2014. Annapurna, directed by Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher and featuring ensemble member Darrell W. Cox with guest artist Lia D. Mortensen, runs June 13, 2014 - July 20, 2014. (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for the NYMF's COMING OF AGE, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Coming of Age, a theatrical song cycle - a collection of short stories about growing up - will have its New York premiere this summer as an Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) celebrating its 11th Anniversary Season. With a book, music and lyrics by Jon Provan, Coming of Age will be presented at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.). Directed by Ryan Pifher, performances will begin on July 7th and continue through July 13th. (more...)

Rising Sun Continues UNDER REHEARSED Reading Series at The West Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Rising Sun Performance Company announced last month that it is presenting a new short play reading series 'UNDER REHEARSED' and have partnered with The West Brooklyn as their venue. (more...)

MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' TALENT SHOW to Headline at the Duplex for Pride Week, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Talent Show, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Monday, June 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning DISGRACED to Open on Broadway at Lyceum Theatre in Fall 2014; Previews Begin 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers confirmed today that the Pulitzer Prize winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will have a Broadway production this fall, beginning previews onSeptember 27 and opening on October 23 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, DISGRACED received Obie and Joseph Jefferson Awards. (more...)

KITCHEN RADIO to Open Blyth Festival's 40th Season, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Blyth Festival opens its 40th Season with the world premiere of a new country musical, KITCHEN RADIO, written by Blyth's Artistic Director Marion de Vries and co-composer David Archibald. Directed by Kelli Fox, KITCHEN RADIO plays at Blyth Memorial Hall from June 25 - August 9. (more...)

ETHEL SINGS Ends Off-Broadway Engagement this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

This is the final week to see the acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement of Ethel Sings by Joan Beber at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited engagement concludes July 13th. (more...)

Neil Labute's AUTOBAHN Comes to the King's Head Theatre, Aug 27 to Sept 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Regarded as one of the most celebrated American playwrights, Neil LaBute has enthralled audiences all over the world with his layered characters, sharp dialogue and subtle social commentaries. Now, in a London premiere, acclaimed American theatre company Savio(u)r will present his play Autobahn, directed by Off-West End Award nominee Tim Sullivan. (more...)

Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller Set to Star in Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT at MCC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced that film star Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller will star in the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cast of David Rabe's Revised Version of HURLYBURLY, Begin. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY beginning February 14th, with the Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 19th at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLYtook New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which will be presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Thirty One Productions to Stage Neil Labute's BASH LATTERDAY PLAYS, March 18-April 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Thirty One Productions is proud to present, by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, BASH Latterday Plays by Neil LaBute. BASH Latterday Plays is a collection of three one act plays. In the first, Iphigenia In Orem, a businessman from Utah divulges a chilling crime to a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room. In A Gaggle Of Saints, a young Mormon couple each describe their version of events of a night in New York City. In Medea Redux, a woman recounts her intricate relationship with her junior high-school English teacher. Together, these one acts paint a vivid picture of the evils found in everyday life. (more...)

Rachel Weisz & Colin Farrell to Lead THE LOBSTER
by Movies News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The film is an 'unconventional love story that's set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life and death.' Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Angeliki Papoulia co-star. (more...)

Photo Blast From The Past: Frederick Weller
by Walter McBride - Feb 28, 2014

Today, we're featuring Frederick Weller, circa 1994. Weller is currently starring alongside Tyne Daly and Bobby Steggert in Mothers and Sons at the Golden Theatre. Additional Broadway credits include: Glengarry Glen Ross (Ensemble Drama Desk Award); Take Me Out (Drama Desk nomination);Seascape; The Rehearsal; The Little Foxes; Six Degrees of Separation. Off-Broadway: Reasons to Be Happy; Still Life;In a Dark, Dark House; Some Men (Drama Desk nomination); Mother Courage; Take Me Out; The Shape of Things(Lucille Lortel nomination); Curtains (Ensemble Obie Award); The Country Club; Plunge. London: The Shape of Things; Take Me Out. Film: When Will I Be Loved; The Shape of Things; The Business of Strangers; Stonewall. TV: 'In Plain Sight' (series regular) & many guest spots. (more...)

Thirty One Productions Presents Neil LaBute's BASH LATTERDAY PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Thirty One Productions is proud to present, by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, BASH Latterday Plays by Neil LaBute. (more...)

Revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY to End Off-Broadway Run 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run this Saturday, March 1st at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Microsoft Office 365 Agreement Signals Channel Shake-Up
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA(Marketwired - Feb. 26, 2014) - intY USA, the cloud and Software-as-a-Service specialist for the channel has signed a historic agreement with Microsoft that sees Office 365 made available in a recurring revenue resale model for the first time to its high volume strategic partners. The announcement enables selected intY USA strategic partners to resell rather than recommend Microsoft Office 365, bringing with it a host of new margin and service opportunities for these partners who are now able to directly bill all services supplied. (more...)

BWW Previews: JEKYLL AND HYDE THE MUSICAL Coming to the Just Off Broadway Theatre, 2/28
by Steve Wilson - Feb 25, 2014

With songs such as "Lost in the Darkness," "Take Me As I Am," and "Murder, Murder" Jekyll and Hyde the Musical comes to life on the stage of the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City. Produced by She and Her Productions and directed by Tiffany Schweigert the show is scheduled to run from February 28 through March 16. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Incubator Arts Project to Present Buran Theatre's MAGIC BULLETS, 5/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Following their 2013 national tour, Buran Theatre returns to the New York City stage with MAGIC BULLETS, a new hybrid theatre work that entertains a "trip" through health and wellness in modern America. ' (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBURLY Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Variations Theatre Group is presenting a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY at The Chain Theatre. Opening Night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 PM. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is being presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Variations Theatre Group's Revival of HURLYBURLY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY beginning tonight, February 14th, with the Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 19th at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which will be presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Physio-Control and PulsePoint Foundation Expand CPR and AED Awareness to Hundreds of U.S. Cities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The PulsePoint app alerts CPR-trained citizens by smartphone of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) emergencies in their proximity and provides the location of the nearest public access AEDs. Deployment of the PulsePoint app can significantly strengthen the “chain of survival” by improving bystander response to SCA victims in public settings and increasing the chance that lifesaving steps will be taken prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS) professionals. Just two years after launching outside the San Ramon Valley, CA the PulsePoint app has been adopted by over 500 cities in 17 states. (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBURLY Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Variations Theatre Group is presenting a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY beginning performances tomorrow (Friday), with the Opening Night set for next Wednesday, February 19th at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which will be presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Verge Theater to Feature THE SHAPE OF THINGS, Improv, DOROTHY MEETS ALICE, Now thru 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The Verge Theater is proud to present three exciting new events this month: Neil Labute's The Shape of Things, Improv on the Verge, and Dorothy Meets Alice or The Wizard of Wonderland for the children's matinee. (more...)

Buran Theatre to Return to NYC with MAGIC BULLETS at Incubator Arts Project, 5/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Following their 2013 national tour, Buran Theatre returns to the New York City stage with MAGIC BULLETS, a new hybrid theatre work that entertains a 'trip' through health and wellness in modern America. (more...)

Allan Hawco Returns To Theatre: The 'Republic of Doyle' Star Says He's 'Having a Blast' Being Back On Stage
by Catherine Kustanczy - Apr 11, 2014

Allan Hawco has been putting in long days in the lead-up to his onstage appearance in Belleville, a play about a dysfunctional couple, on now through May 4 at Toronto's Berkeley Street Theatre. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Announces the Midwest Premiere of ANNAPURNA by Sharr White, 6/6-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Profiles Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, opening at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway on June 12, 2014. Annapurna, directed by Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher and featuring ensemble member Darrell W. Cox, runs June 6, 2014 - July 20, 2014 with the press opening on Thursday, June 12 at 8:00pm. The previously announced production ofHunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has been postponed until further notice. (more...)

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