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The Shape of Things premiered in London in2001, with direction by LaBute himself. The cast featured Paul Rudd, Rachel Weiz, GretchenMol, and Frederick Weller. The cast reprised their roles in the 2003 movie, also directed by LaBute. The Shape of Things follows the seduction and subsequent make over of hapless English undergradAdam by the provocative anarchistic M.F.A student Evelyn. The Shape of Things is considered the first inwhat is often referred to as LaBute's "Beauty Trilogy."



West End Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Bound for Australia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Olivier Award-winning theatre company Mischief Theatre are bringing their comedy masterpiece The Play That Goes Wrong to Australia for the first time from February next year. (more...)

BWW Review: Despite LaBute, REASONS TO BE PRETTY Is Strong
by Trevor Durham - Oct 25, 2016

Director Daniel Eilola fixes a flawed script to give strong female leads. (more...)

John Leguizamo Brings The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

John Leguizamo presents The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which will make its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), beginning previews tonight, October 25th, and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company Celebrates Season 15 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Rising Sun Performance Company has announced that they are celebrating their 15th Anniversary Season this Winter 2016/2017 and are hosting a Gala evening to gather past performers, patrons and guests for revelry, announcements and to Fund Raise for their April 2017 Main Stage Production. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Rising Sun's CRAPSHOOT to Return to UNDER St. Marks This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Now in their 15th Season, the critically acclaimed Rising Sun Performance Company and their ensemble brings an ongoing Late Night Variety Show to UNDER St Marks starting November 4th, 2016. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company to Celebrate Season 15 Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Rising Sun Performance Company has announced that they are celebrating their 15th Anniversary Season this Winter 2016/2017 and are hosting a Gala evening to gather past performers, patrons and guests for revelry, announcements and to Fund Raise for their April 2017 Main Stage Production. (more...)

J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED Extended Due to Phenomenal Public Demand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After an opening weekend of record breaking ticket sales, Benighted has been extended at the Old Red Lion due to phenomenal public demand - now closing on Saturday 7th January 2017. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Close Solo Celebration! with CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. (more...)

Rising Sun's CRAPSHOOT to Return to UNDER St. Marks This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Now in their 15th Season, the critically acclaimed Rising Sun Performance Company and their ensemble brings an ongoing Late Night Variety Show to UNDER St Marks starting November 4th, 2016. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER Musical at San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.   (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER the Musical Comes to San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

=San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.    (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company to Present THE GLORY OF LIVING at Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Rising Sun Performance Company has announced that they will be presenting a Revival of 'The Glory of Living' By Rebecca Gilman, to take place at the 9th annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festival will take place June 12th through July 9th at the Clemente. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

THIS IS US Scribe and Neil LaBute Among Writers of THE OTHER PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit this past summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, will kick off its 38th season with the World Premiere of THE OTHER PLAYS: SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE OTHERNESS IN OUR SOCIETY, a bill of new short works by playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter (a Writers Guild Award nominee for This Is Us), Lameece Isaaq, Neil LaBute and Tatiana Rivera. This evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness begins previews on March 10 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 16. (more...)

THE WAR BOYS Enters Final Weeks at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Naomi Wallace's searing psychological drama The War Boys, directed by James Will McBride, is entering its final two weeks at Access Theater (380 Broadway, NYC). Performances continue through April 16, 2017. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Continues Season with EVERY PIECE OF ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) brings its 2016-17 season to a close with Every Piece of Me by Mary Conroy. Running from April 20-30, this new family drama is directed by Zohar Fuller and co-produced with Boston University College of Fine Arts. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Naomi Wallace's THE WAR BOYS to Make New York Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Naomi Wallace's blistering play, The War Boys, will have its New York premiere at Access Theater (380 Broadway between White & Walker Streets) for a limited four-week engagement with an opening set for Saturday, March 25th at 8PM. (more...)

Abe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will open Tuesday, June 20. (more...)

Rising Sun to Bring THE GLORY OF LIVING to Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Rising Sun Performance Company will be presenting a Revival of 'The Glory of Living' By Rebecca Gilman, to take place at the 9th annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festival will take place June 12th through July 9th at the Clemente. (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company presents THE TOXIC AVENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

San Jose Stage Company is proud to wrap its culturally diverse 34th season with the award winning Off-Broadway hit musical The Toxic Avenger.    (more...)

Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Lena Dunham and More to Take Part in Danny Boyle's THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need today announced that it will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of The Children's Monologues in a one-night-only benefit performance on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Launch 2017-18 Season with MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center has launched its 2017-18 season with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL. (more...)

Stage Vets Headed to SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, produced by Throughline Artists at 59E59 Theaters. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Casting Announced for LOW LEVEL PANIC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The cast for the first major revival of Clare McIntyre's Low Level Panic, directed by Chelsea Walker, is Sophie Melville (nominated for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for Iphigenia in Splott), Katherine Pearce (Lyric's Secret Theatre) and Samantha Pearl (Belarus Free Theatre's Tomorrow I Was Always a Lion). (more...)

Selador Showcase - The Fourth Dimension, Pt. 2 Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Hot on the heels of it's elder sibling, we're very happy to now bring you the second volume of this thrilling two parter. Seven more dance floor delights from the Showcase treasure chest. (more...)

New Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New plays by Neil LaBute, Marta Buchaca and Marco Calvani - leading writers/directors representing contemporary voices in drama in the U.S., Spain and Italy, respectively - will be given their U.S. debuts in the 3rd edition of the ambitious, provocative series of one-act plays, AdA: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR, running Off-Broadway at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St. NYC) with previews starting January 19, 2017 prior to opening January 23. Ada: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR is a unique evening of theater: the three playwrights direct one another's work. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Close Solo Celebration! with CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center will conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. (more...)

CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL to Continue Solo Celebration! at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL will play January 13 - February 12, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Giles Davies, David Jenkins and More Lead CLOUD 9 at Jobsite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Jobsite Theatre is excited to announce complete casting for Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, closing our season this July! The show goes into rehearsal in June.  Immediately next up is Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara in March (casting already announced and going into rehearsal on Feb. 6) and then Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue (still in casting). (more...)

Distraction Theatre Company Reveals Ambitious Second Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 28, 2017

Distraction Theatre Company's sophomore season boasts comedy, murder and an original science fiction double-feature, according to details announced at Saturday night's reveal party at The Red Arrow Gallery in East Nashville. (more...)

West End Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Bound for Australia Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Olivier Award-winning theatre company Mischief Theatre are bringing their comedy masterpiece The Play That Goes Wrong to Australia for the first time from February next year. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company to Stage NYC Premiere of CHILD'S PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Founding Artistic Director, Akia, announced today that Rising Sun Performance Company will be presenting the NYC premiere of 'Child's Play' By Kevin D. Ferguson, opening April 13th, 2017 and running for nine performances through April 23rd at the storied Kraine Theatre. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Sacramento Premiere GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Rajiv Joseph
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Guards at the Taj is the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Outstanding Play, and the 2016 Obie Award Winner for Best New American Play. Capital Stage Co-Founder and Associate Artist, Jonathan Williams, returns to direct this critically acclaimed two person play for its Sacramento Premiere. Guards at the Taj will feature two actors new to the Sacramento theatre scene, (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company Announces 2017 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Founding Artistic Director Akia, announced today that Rising Sun Performance Company recently concluded its ensemble auditions. Having held auditions over the course of 3 days, and seeing 100+ applicants for the coveted and limited 20 spots within the Ensemble. (more...)

New Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

New plays by Neil LaBute, Marta Buchaca and Marco Calvani - leading writers/directors representing contemporary voices in drama in the U.S., Spain and Italy, respectively - will be given their U.S. debuts in the 3rd edition of the ambitious, provocative series of one-act plays, AdA: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR, running Off-Broadway at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St. NYC) with previews starting January 19, 2017 prior to opening January 23. Ada: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR is a unique evening of theater: the three playwrights direct one another's work. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Return to 59E59 Theaters This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, and Adam Seidel. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's Acclaimed LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL of One-Act Plays Comes to 59E59 Theaters for its Second Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, andAdam Seidel. Directed by Kel Haney, Michael Hogan, and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Friday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5.  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 at3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members).  To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

City Stage New West Presents SHAW SHORTS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

City Stage New West presents an evening of Shaw Shorts!, with How He Lied to Her Husband by George Bernard Shaw, and Love Letters to Mrs. Patrick Campbell, edited and arranged from historical correspondence between Shaw and Campbell by Renee Bucciarelli. (more...)

CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL to Continue Solo Celebration! at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL will play January 13 - February 12, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Theme Park Style Seating Sails You to the Neverland You Never Knew
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Eagle Theatre is set to open a grown-up's prequel to Peter Pan, PETER & THE STARCATCHER on May 12th, 2017. Newly installed theme park style stage seating will afford select audiences the opportunity to sail through the Neverland they never knew, as a dozen performers portray more than 100 outlandish characters using the limitless possibilities of imagination. (more...)

Eagle Theatre Announces Theatrical Summer Camp
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Eagle Theatre Conservatory, a year-round theatrical institute for all ages and levels of professionalism, has announced that a brand new curriculum has been developed for their 2017 Eagle Summer Theatre Intensive, a summer camp guaranteed to shine the spotlight on both training and performance, while offering opportunities for aspiring actors to build skills that will be applied in front of a live audience. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Department to Stage GOOD BOYS AND TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Theatre Arts Department presents Good Boys and True, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Hugh O'Gorman. This probing family drama about a high school senior involved in an explosive scandal plays April 28 to May 13 in the Players Theatre, ending CSULB's eclectic season of self-discovery. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Rising Sun's CHILD'S PLAY to Make NYC Premiere at the Kraine This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Rising Sun Performance Company and Founding Artistic Director Akia present Child's Play by Kevin D. Ferguson, directed by Brock H. Hill. Child's Play opens April 13th for a strictly limited run, with only 9 performances at the storied Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th Street NYC). (more...)

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