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Monica West Joins IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID thru This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Monica West has joined the cast of the kef theatrical production of IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID -- the new play by Caroline Prugh and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. She will step in for Autum Hurlbert, who had to leave the production do to scheduling conflicts, for performances through Sunday, September 14 at The Hartley House (413 West 46th Street). (more...)

MCC Theater's World Premiere of THE MONEY SHOT by Neil LaBute Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Elizabeth Reaser, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller 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) tonight, September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. (more...)

Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO Opens Tonight at the Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Variations Theatre Group presents Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TALK RADIO, opening tonight, September 16th, at The Chain Theatre. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway Revival of Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Variations Theatre Group is currently presenting Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TALK RADIO. Opening Night is tomorrow, September 16th at the Chain Theatre. Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, TALK RADIO is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain's two-hour broadcast as he's being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel's. Barry's jousts with his unseen callers-ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal-are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer. (more...)

Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO Begins Performances Tonight at The Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TALK RADIO beginning tonight, September 12th, with the Opening Night set for Tuesday, September 16th at The Chain Theatre. (more...)

Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO Begins Tonight at the Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TALK RADIO beginning tonight, September 12th, with the Opening Night set for next Tuesday, September 16th at The Chain Theatre. Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, TALK RADIO is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain's two-hour broadcast as he's being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel's. Barry's jousts with his unseen callers-ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal-are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer. (more...)

MCC Extends Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, has been extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The production was originally scheduled to close on October 12, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

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...)

Amber Tamblyn and Shawn Hatosy Star in REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Opening Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless, The Newsroom), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Alicia Witt (Justified, 88 Minutes) are cast in the Geffen Playhouse production of Reasons to Be Pretty, nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play (2009). Helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney, Reasons to Be Pretty will be performed in the Gil Cates Theater through August 31 with an opening night of tonight, August 6. (more...)

Adriana Jones' AN ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTOR to Premiere at 2014 WOMEN AT WORK Festival, 9/22 & 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

An Anonymous Contributor, an original solo show about the shadowy world of academic ghostwriting, will receive its premiere production as part of the 2014 Women at Work Festival at Stage Left Studio (214 W 30th Street, 6th floor). Performance dates are September 22nd at 7:30 pm and September 26th at 9 pm. The show is written and performed by Adriana Jones and directed by Christine Zagrobelny. (more...)

Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO to Begin Performances Next Month at The Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TALK RADIO beginning September 12th, with the Opening Night set for Tuesday, September 16th at The Chain Theatre. Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, TALK RADIO is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain's two-hour broadcast as he's being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel's. Barry's jousts with his unseen callers-ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal-are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer. (more...)

Danny Ashok Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound DISGRACED; Rehearsals Begin Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will begin rehearsals tomorrow for its Broadway production this fall, and producers announced today that Danny Ashok, who played Abe in the acclaimed Bush Theatre production in London will play the role on Broadway. (more...)

New Muses Theatre's DOCTOR FAUSTUS to Open 9/5 in Tacoma
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Fringe theatre company New Muses will be returning to the Dukesbay Theater on September 5th with Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: DISGRACED
by Walter McBride - Aug 21, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar will have a Broadway production this fall, beginning previews on September 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. Check out the marquee at the Lyceum Theatre below! (more...)

Elizabeth Reaser Joins MCC Theater's THE MONEY SHOT; Performances Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Screen and stage star Elizabeth Reaser, best known for her performances in the blockbuster Twilight film franchise and her season-long arc on 'Grey's Anatomy,' will step into its upcoming production of The Money Shot for the departing Heather Graham, who exits the production due to a late-breaking opportunity to begin production on a passion project. (more...)

Sharon Maughan to star in AUTOBAHN at King's Head
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Neil Labute's Autobahn, which opens at the King's Head this month, will star Sharon Maughan, probably most famous for her work in the iconic Nescafe Coffee ads with Anthony Head, as well as for her three year stint on Holby City. (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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