Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/06/2015
by BWW - Sep 6, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/06/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

The Texas Repertory Theatre Company Continues Season with A...MY NAME IS ALICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its 11th Anniversary 'Emerging Visions' Season with a new staging of the all girl musical review A...My Name is Alice, opening October 15th and playing 4 performances a week through November 7th. (more...)

Wendie Malick, Ray Abruzzo & More Set for Malibu Playhouse's THE GUYS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Malibu Playhouse presents 'The Guys,' by Anne Nelson, a reading tribute to firefighters, tonight, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., starring Ray Abruzzo (SOPRANOS, TRANSPARENT) and Wendie Malick (HOT IN CLEVELAND), directed by Dan Lauria. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Kicks Off Season 16 at Stoneham Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Stoneham Theatre opens Season 16 with Stephen Sondheim's riotously funny Broadway musical hit A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Performances run from tonight, September 10 - October 4, 2015. (more...)

Michael Riedel to Talk New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Old Globe will present a free, one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Michael Riedel, on Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Special Halloween Show TALES FROM THE GRAVE Set for A Portable Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Just in time for Halloween, A Portable Theatre will offer public performances of the touring show TALES FROM THE GRAVE, a collection of spine-tingling stories adapted by Geoffrey Nelson from Dickens, Poe and Stevenson. Presented in the style of an old-time radio broadcast, Tales also includes humorous commercials and live sound effects-all performed by just four actors. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for Connecticut (more...)

A, My Name is Alice Opens October 16th at The Texas Repertory Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2015

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its 11th Anniversary "Emerging Visions" Season with a new staging of the all girl musical review A...My Name is Alice, opening October 15th and playing 4 performances a week through November 8th. (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA WALTZ Offers Fractured Fairy Tale Fun!
by Shari Barrett - Oct 3, 2015

CINDERELLA WALTZ investigates the archetypal origins of the world's more popular fairy tale, contrasting the familiar and charming Perrault version with the darker, more ancient and disturbing tale recorded by the brothers Grimm. Grotesque farce and romantic fantasy blend in a fairy tale for adults. Make no mistake - this is not a typical children's telling in that the script is spattered with some very adult language as we follow the fractured Cinderella fairy tale of a poor servant girl mourning the death of her mother as she dreams of a life of wealth and royalty. And listen closely to see just how many references to other whimsical tales you can catch! (more...)

The Old Globe's 2016 Summer Season Will Include Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Plus Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
by Nora Dominick - Oct 23, 2015

The Old Globe today shared its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. The season features the welcome return of Steve Martin (Bright Star) with the World Premiere of his new play Meteor Shower, an adult comedy, directed by Gordon Edelstein, in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where he serves as Artistic Director. Paul Gordon's musical Sense and Sensibility will have its West Coast premiere, presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it had its world premiere in February 2015, directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. The Summer Shakespeare Festival will include Macbeth, directed by Brian Kulick, Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company, and Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

Michael Riedel Talks New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The Old Globe will present a free, one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Michael Riedel, tonight, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co. Presents A. MY NAME IS ALICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2015

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its 11th Anniversary "Emerging Visions" Season with a new staging of the all girl musical review A...My Name is Alice, opening October 15th and playing 4 performances a week through November 8th. (more...)

Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS to Open Syracuse Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Syracuse Stage's 15/16 Season starts October 21 with The Underpants, a guffaw inducing comedy from the wild and crazy mind of the incomparable Steve Martin. In Dusseldorf, 1910, a very public wardrobe malfunction (a young woman's underpants fall down at a parade-for the King!) becomes the talk of the town in this ribald update of an uproarious German farce. (Yes, there is such a thing.) Chock-full of sexual innuendo, verbal jousting, and non-stop laughter, The Underpants skewers the absurdity of instant fame. Bill Fennelly (Hairspray, A Midsummer Night's Dream) returns to direct. (more...)

A Portable Theatre's Special Halloween Show TALES FROM THE GRAVE Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Just in time for Halloween, A Portable Theatre will offer public performances of the touring show TALES FROM THE GRAVE, a collection of spine-tingling stories adapted by Geoffrey Nelson from Dickens, Poe and Stevenson. Presented in the style of an old-time radio broadcast, Tales also includes humorous commercials and live sound effects-all performed by just four actors. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Connecticut (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their New York premiere production of HIR, a new play by Obie Award-winning theater artist Taylor Mac (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, The Lily's Revenge, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, The Young Ladies Of). (more...)

ACT to Stage 40th Anniversary Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is proud to present its 40th annual production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Gregory A. Falls. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is directed by incoming Artistic Director John Langs with current Artistic Director Kurt Beattie returning to play Ebenezer Scrooge, in alternating performances with Gregory Award-winning actor Charles Leggett who will debut in the role of Scrooge. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: What About BRIGHT STAR Brings Steve Martin and Edie Brickell the Most Joy? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2016

Can't get enough of Bright Star? The show earned five Tony nominations earlier this week, and it's thanks to the work of the show's creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell- nominees for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score. Below, watch as they tell us why watching audiences react brings them so much joy! (more...)

ART/WNY Announces Casts of AMERICAN IDIOT, THE UNDERPANTS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

A great week of general auditions and callbacks for the 2016-17 season with 60+ talented individuals attending the two-night and three days of callbacks seeking to fill roles for all four ART/WNY productions. Maura Nolan, director for Halley Fieffer's HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM, Jeffrey Coyle, director for Steve Martin's The Underpants, Matthew LaChiusa, director for A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE and alongside Billy Horn, musical director for AMERICAN IDIOT, had the difficult decision to chose from all those who attended. Once the dust settled, two of the four shows have been fully cast with the other two in the process of finalizing cast lists. (more...)

THE UNDERPANTS to Open in June at John Drew Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets available at GuildHall.org; Box Office; 631.324.4050; Theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111. (more...)


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Cleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, March 16-26, 2016. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: When Robin Williams and BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Were Left WAITING FOR GODOT
by Michael Dale - Mar 25, 2016

If you think HAMILTON tickets are hard to come by, you should have been there in 1988, when Martin and Williams played a limited Off-Broadway run. (more...)

The Old Globe Extends World Premiere of Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe today announced further news about its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

Steve Martin to Chat New Play METEOR SHOWER and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Steve Martin, on Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. This sure-to-be-intriguing chat between Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and playwright/renaissance man Steve Martin, will be held in conjunction with the world premiere of Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy. (more...)

Felicia Finley, MJ Rodriguez & Nathan Lucrezio Join Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, The Last Word will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 W 42nd St) . The Last Word is written by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot Live Film Director) and will be directed by Michael Bello (Doctor Zhivago), choreography by Nick Kenkel (Gotta Dance, Legally Blonde) and Musical Supervisor is Conrad Helfrich (Dirty Dancing).  It will begin performances on July 22 and will run through July 29, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

FST to Stage Regional Premiere of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre presents the warm and witty Irish comedy, Outside Mullingar as the third show in the Winter Mainstage Season. Complete with deep humor, unplanned discoveries, and a wee bit of Irish charm, this REGIONAL PREMIERE opens on February 5 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions for three Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford.  "Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950's Las Vegas and beyond and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith," says Wareham. LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA will begin previews on Wednesday, February 24; will open on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

SOUTHERN COMFORT, Musical Tale of Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, Starts Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews tonight, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7.  (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 - 17, 2016. (more...)

Annette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

he Public Theaterannounced complete casting today for the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia.  Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. Public Theater Member tickets and single tickets are available now. (more...)

Cady Huffman to Depart SHEAR MADNESS This Month; Tickets Now on Sale thru Jan 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Just announced, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Cady Huffman will end her run in Off-Broadway's Shear Madness on August 21st. Cady assumed the role of Mrs. Shubert June 20th. She will be replaced by Lisa McMillan. Also joining the cast is Gil Brady replacing Adam Gerber in the role of Eddie Lawrence. The producers are have also announced a new batch of tickets on sale through January 8th, 2017. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents Season 98 Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre welcomes the community to join them at their special Gala and Silent Auction celebrating our 98th Season. This special fund raising event will be filled with fine wine, fine hors d'oeuvres, and fine entertainment. (more...)

Anthony Crivello Joins Kelli James for LEGENDS & LES MISERABLES at Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Theater Works is excited to announce an exclusive event with Broadway stars Kelli James, James May and special guest, Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello. J (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents THE UNDERPANTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the hilarious comedy, The Underpants, written by the one and only Steve Martin, and directed by Jen York. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Jobsite begins their 2016-17 season with comedian-writer-actor-director-playwright-banjo master Steve Martin's adaptation of the classic German farce originally Die Hose. The Underpants plays Sep. 9 - Oct. 2, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. Scroll down for a peek at the cast in character! (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents THE UNDERPANTS by Steve Martin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the hilarious comedy, The Underpants, written by the one and only Steve Martin, and directed by Jen York. (more...)

Some Sort of Show and Jobsite Theatre Present Musical Variety Show, Announce 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE: THE MUSICAL Extends at Falcon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Falcon Theatre and Roger Bean Productions are proud to present The Real Housewives of Toluca Lake: The Musical, book, music, and lyrics by Molly Bell, arrangements and additional music by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and directed by Roger Bean, the fifth production of the Falcon's 2015-2016 Season, now extended through May 1st. (more...)

ART/WNY Sets 2016-17 Season: AMERICAN IDIOT & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater of WNY will begin their 10th season in the new 330 Amherst Street performance space with four productions schedule for the 2016-17 theatrical season. Scheduled for September 2016 is the power-punk musical AMERICAN IDIOT based on the 2004 critically acclaimed album released by Green Day, following in November 2016 is the sinister comedy by Halley Feiffer entitled HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM, then after a winter break the second half of the 2016-17 season sees two productions including the fast-paced comedy, The Underpants, written by the celebrated comedian Steve Martin slated for March, and in May a production of the 2010 dark comedy A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE by Martin McDonagh closes the season.  (more...)

Martin's 'PICASSO,' Morisseau's SKELETON CREW & More Set for The Old Globe's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Announced OCTOBER SKY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Old Globe today shared its 2016-2017 Season, including world and West Coast premieres, second looks, comic favorites, plays with music, classics-and, of course, Shakespeare and the Mean Old Grinch return again too! (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, SMART PEOPLE & More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre  announces its 52nd season: a mix of new plays, a world premiere musical, a contemporary comedy, and a classic. (more...)

Macha Monkey to Stage THE COLLABORATOR, 4/29-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Macha Monkey Productions presents the world premiere of The Collaborator by award-winning playwright Yussef El Guindi, directed by Anita Montgomery and featuring Hayley Guthrie, April 29th through May 14th. (more...)

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