VIDEO: New Trailer, Poster for Neil LaBute's DIRTY WEEKEND, Starring SYLVIA's Matthew Broderick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

Scroll down to check out the new trailer and poster for playwright, screenwriter and director Neil LaBute's upcoming film DIRTY WEEKEND, starring stage vets Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve! The movie will hit theaters and VOD on September 5, 2015.  (more...)

Jason Biggs, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Set for Sweet Chaos Theater Project's TIPPING POINTS Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

For tickets visit www.sweetchaostheater.org or call the Symphony Space box office at 212-864-5400. Proceeds from the event will fund home libraries for families living in low-income housing communities in Harlem in association with LitWorld. (more...)

CUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere production of the new musical Cuba Libre at the Winningstad Theatre from October 3 - November 8. (more...)

PRIVATE LIVES Starring TOM CHAMBERS At New Alexandra Theatre, Feb 8-13 2016
by Jenny Ell - Oct 23, 2015

A major revival of Noel Coward's hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor. (more...)

Official: Tom Chambers and Laura Rogers to Star in PRIVATE LIVES UK Tour; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

A major revival of Noel Coward's hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers(Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor. (more...)

CUBA LIBRE World Premiere at Artists Rep Extends to November 15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre extends the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale new musical Cuba Libre through November 15. Due to robust advance ticket sales, Artists Rep has added a full week of performances, as well as additional shows within the originally announced run, even prior to the show's first preview performance on Saturday, October 3. (more...)

Neil LaBute to Serve as Showrunner for Syfy's New VAN HELSING Series
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Neil LaBute will serve as showrunner for a new Syfy series which will center on a female counterpart to the classic gothic horror character Van Helsing.   (more...)

Family Musical MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Launch West End Tour, Nov. 26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The producer of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Hetty Feather and What the Ladybird Heard today announces the world premiere of brand new family musical Mr Popper's Penguins which is making a splash this winter touring around the country from November 2015 to January 2016. Mr Popper and his Penguins will be hopping off to various locations, opening at the Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 26 November. The tour continues on to Malvern Theatre and London's Cadogan Hall before settling in at the Lowry Salford for a glittering Christmas season from Thursday 10 December to Sunday 10 January. The tour is completed with a run at Rose Theatre Kingston from Thursday 14 January to Sunday 17 January. (more...)

L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company to Present DOUBLE FEATURE at Matrix Theatre in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Head over to the Matrix Theatre in June for a mini Australian theater festival, when L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company presents a 'Double Feature' of two celebrated Australian plays that were made into movies and ATC's second annual free reading series - all over the course of 3-1/2 weeks. Opening with Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell on June 6 and the U.S. premiere of Ruben Guthrie by Brendan Cowell on June 7, performances of the two plays continue in repertory through June 28, with a free 'Works by Women' reading series taking place every Wednesday evening. (more...)

Charles Dorfman, Carley Stenson & More to Star in Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their debut production Miss Julie, Buckland Theatre Company has today announced casting for Some Girl(s). Written by multi Tony Award nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will be Buckland's first play in PARK90 at the Park Theatre, London which will be the company's home in 2016. Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Present 'Off the Shelf' Reading of FAT PIG
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Fat Pig by Neil LaBute, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:30pm.  The production will be directed by Ellen Peters. (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER to Premiere at CapStage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with another National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. BLACKBERRY WINTER by Steve Yockey will be directed by Capital Stage Co-Founder and Associate Artist Jonathan Williams. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BLACKBERRY WINTER at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with another National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. BLACKBERRY WINTER by Steve Yockey will be directed by Capital Stage Co-Founder and Associate Artist Jonathan Williams. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Conclude 2016 Season with A KID LIKE JAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Second Thought Theatre brings its thrilling 2016 season to a close with the area premiere of A Kid Like Jake, by Daniel Pearle. (more...)

Photo Flash: Publicity Images Released for Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Today, Buckland Theatre Company have released publicity images for SOME GIRL(S), their first play in PARK90 at Park Theatre. Written by multi Tony Award-nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. Tickets are on sale at www.parktheatre.co.uk (more...)

Paul Rudd to Headline Reading of Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

MCC Theater has announced that its previously announced benefit reading of a new Neil LaBute play, Reasons to be Pretty Happy, will be led by star of stage and screen-and frequent LaBute collaborator-Paul Rudd, who previously worked with LaBute on the critically acclaimed play, The Shape of Things in both New York and London as well as the film adaptation.  He also starred on stage in LaBute's bash - in New York and Los Angeles. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

UNDER THE BLUE SKY Comes to Melville Theatre This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

MOVE out of your comfort zone - a character-driven drama studying unrequited affection, obsession, sex and being happy comes to Melville Theatre this July. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPEAKING IN TONGUES and RUBEN GUTHRIE at Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Head over to the Matrix Theatre in June for a mini Australian theater festival, when L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company presents a 'Double Feature' of two celebrated Australian plays that were made into movies and ATC's second annual free reading series - all over the course of 3-1/2 weeks. Opening with Speaking in Tonguesby Andrew Bovell on June 6 and the U.S. premiere of Ruben Guthrie by Brendan Cowell on June 7, performances of the two plays continue in repertory through June 28, with a free "Works by Women" reading series taking place every Wednesday evening. (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

New Edgecliff Theatre Finds New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

New Edgecliff Theatre, Cincinnati's actors theater since 1998, is excited to announce its new, permanent Northside location at 1662 Blue Rock Street in what was St. Pius X Catholic Church.  Craft beer company, Urban Artifact, now owns the property, is brewing onsite, and this past May opened a taproom in the church undercroft.  With a long term lease now in place with Urban Artifact, New Edgecliff Theatre will open its 2015-2016 season in what was the church sanctuary.  (more...)

Four World Premieres Among MET's 2015 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) has an eclectic and exciting summer planned that features no less than four world premiere productions including hilarious improv shows, original sketch comedies, true tales told though the art of puppetry, award winning drama, and a community collaboration. (more...)

LAST NIGHT AT THE CARMINE Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

 LAST NIGHT AT THE CARMINE, a new play written and directed byCaroline Kelly Franklin, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 26, 2015
by - Jul 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

Four World Premieres Among MET's 2015 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) has an eclectic and exciting summer planned that features no less than four world premiere productions including hilarious improv shows, original sketch comedies, true tales told though the art of puppetry, award winning drama, and a community collaboration. (more...)

CUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere production of the new musical Cuba Libre at the Winningstad Theatre from October 3 - November 8. (more...)

THE SHAPE OF THINGS to Open PAS@bergenPAC's Black Box Theater Series, 8/21-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC presents a new Black Box Theater Series beginning with The Shape of Things located at the Black Box Theater at 38 N Van Brunt St in Englewood, NJ. (more...)

Win a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Master playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber are offering one-one-one master advice contest for writers! (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin recently announced the area premiere of John Patrick Shanley's new Irish comedy Outside Mullingar, which had its world premiere on Broadway last year. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces UK Premiere of REASONS TO BE HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy Reasons to be Happy, directed by Michael Attenborough. (more...)

MARY'S WEDDING to Run 1/28-2/21 at Malibu Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

"Mary's Wedding" premiers January 28 - February 21, 2016 at the Malibu Playhouse, officially launching their 2016 season under the helm of Jeremy Skidmore, world-renowned theater director and formerly Artistic Director of Theater Alliance in Washington, D.C.  Written by Stephen Massicotte and performed by Hallie Cooper and Mark Jude Sullivan, "MARY'S WEDDING," produced and directed by Skidmore, is a brilliant, romantic and historical dream play. When Mary and Charlie unexpectedly find one another sheltered in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born. But the year is 1914, and their first flirtations ignite right as World War I begins to engulf the western world.  Nevertheless, their bond begins to fracture the hard rules of time as their story unfolds across vast prairies, on the decks of silently sailing war ships, and entwined with the chaotic trenches of Europe's no-man's land.  Mary's Wedding captures an extraordinary moment of innocence and courage with rare sensitivity and beauty. (more...)

American Theater Group to Stage Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater, is proud to present Neil LaBute's new play THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER Rolling Premiere Comes to CapStage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with another National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. BLACKBERRY WINTER by Steve Yockey will be directed by Capital Stage Co-Founder and Associate Artist Jonathan Williams. (more...)

Rachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that David Hare's PLENTY will receuve its first major New York revival as part of The Public's 2016-17 season. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz, the award-winning post-World War II drama about a former secret agent first premiered at The Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983 to receive a Tony nomination for Best Play. (more...)

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company to Host Inaugural Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. is pleased to announce the launch of its Inaugural Developmental Lab for Playwrights and Directors. Over the next four months, four writer/director pairs will collaborate on individual projects in various stages of development. The Lab will culminate in a public presentation of works-in-progress on May 28th, 2016. Everyday Inferno is excited to commit to the development of four new theatrical pieces that fit within the company's aesthetic, and is thrilled to offer these eight innovative, emerging artists resources and support for their work. (more...)

Cast Announced for REASONS TO BE HAPPY at Hampstead Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE HAPPY, which previews from 17 March and opens 24 March for a run through 16 April 2016. Directed by Michael Attenborough, the full cast features Tom Burke, Warren Brown, Robyn Addison, and Lauren O'Neil. (more...)

LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA and WILD to Premiere at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces two world premieres for the Main Stage, LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA by Howard Brenton and WILD by Mike Bartlett. (more...)

Zach Reiner-Harris Joins THE GAY CAMP CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The creators of the hit comedy show GAY CAMP are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled THE GAY CAMP CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Friday, December 11 at 7pm. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the St. Louis Actors' Studio?with the NYC premiere of their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lexi Wolfe, Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell, G.D. Kimble, JJ Strong, and John Doble. Directed by Milton Zoth and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Wednesday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.  Press opening is Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer, Poster for Neil LaBute's DIRTY WEEKEND, Starring SYLVIA's Matthew Broderick
by Movies News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Scroll down to check out the new trailer and poster for playwright, screenwriter and director Neil LaBute's upcoming film DIRTY WEEKEND, starring stage vets Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve! The movie will hit theaters and VOD on September 5, 2015.  (more...)

Aurora Theatre's Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

MET to Present Neil Labute's THE SHAPE OF THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present The Shape of Things, a play by critically acclaimed playwright Neil Labute that questions love, happiness, and relationship roles. The Shape of Things is a bitterly funny, controversial restatement of the biblical story of Adam and Eve, exploring morality and gender roles in '90s America. The play is both compelling and cautionary in its approach, and provides a satisfying twist that will have audiences discussing the plot long after leaving the theatre. (more...)

Janet Dacal, German Alexander & More to Star in CUBA LIBRE at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre announces the casting of high-caliber actors, dancers and designers from Portland, Los Angeles and New York for the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale new musical Cuba Libre. (more...)

Breaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Academy Award nominated film star Brenda Vaccaro will step into the role of Millicent Winter in the production of Nice Work If You Can Get It now playing on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through August 15. (more...)

Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre to Present LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre has become a go-to theatre for sexy, edgy, new plays and their latest production of THE WAY WE GET BY is sure to be just that. It's a romantic comedy by Neil LaBute about love, lust and the whole darn thing. (more...)

Getting to Know...AMBER BUKER of Distraction Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

First up, we're Getting To Know…Amber Buker, who with her partner Randall Tye Pike, is launching Nashville's latest theater company - Distraction Theatre - this summer at the iconic Darkhorse Theater. Even before we subjected her to a good and dramatic drilling/grilling and/or questioning, we knew her to be charming and direct, two of the attributes all theater folk should develop. But as we pummeled her with queries, we discovered something else: she once competed for the title of Miss Oklahoma, a fact that ingratiated her to us immediately. (more...)

A STEADY RAIN and More Slated for Spring at Hudson Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Hudson Theatre Works, North Jersey's most innovative professional theater company, announces its upcoming spring production and its slate for Playworks, its annual new play reading series. (more...)

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