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Conor McPherson's THE BIRDS Makes NYC Debut Tonight as Part of 1st Irish
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host BirdLand Theatre with the NYC premiere of THE BIRDS, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Stefan Dzeparoski. (more...)

Snapdragon Productions' TOAST to Launch UK Tour; NYC Run Planned
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Snapdragon Productions today announce a UK tour of their acclaimed revival of Richard Bean's Toast, following a successful run at Park Theatre in 2014.  Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall reprise their roles as Nellie and Cecil, with full cast to be announced soon.  The tour begins at the Rose Theatre Kingston from 4 - 13 February before playing eight further dates finishing at Nottingham Theatre Royal.  (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE Premiere Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of The Night Alive by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews tonight, September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

American Stage to Open 2013-14 Season with THE BIRDS, 10/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company is excited to announce their 2013-2014 season opening production, THE BIRDS by the acclaimed Irish Playwright Conor McPherson (The Seafarer). Previews are October 2 & 3. Opening Night is October 4 and the production runs through October 27. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Kicks Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between today, 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

Steppenwolf Hosts Pre-Show Event for THE NIGHT ALIVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts its first EXPLORE event of the season tonight, October 23 at 5:30pm prior to that evening's 7:30pm performance of The Night Alive. EXPLORE events invite audiences to further engage with the ideas and themes of the play through interactive and fun pre-show gatherings. (more...)

THE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

American Stage Begins 2013-14 Season with THE BIRDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company is excited to announce their 2013-2014 season opening production, THE BIRDS by the acclaimed Irish Playwright Conor McPherson (The Seafarer). Previews are tonight and tomorrow, October 2 & 3. Opening Night is October 4 and the production runs through October 27. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the rotating casts for the New York premiere of DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). (more...)

Steppenwolf to Host Pre-Show Event for THE NIGHT ALIVE, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts its first EXPLORE event of the season on Thursday, October 23 at 5:30pm prior to that evening's 7:30pm performance of The Night Alive. EXPLORE events invite audiences to further engage with the ideas and themes of the play through interactive and fun pre-show gatherings. (more...)

POCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The play is the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The production will begin previews tonight, November 21 with an opening night set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Donmar Warehouse to Transfer THE NIGHT ALIVE and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The Donmar Warehouse is preparing to transfer both of its critically acclaimed Conor McPherson productions, The Night Alive and The Weir, within the next two months. The Night Alive will make its American premiere at The Atlantic Theater off-Broadway on the 30 November 2013, with The Weir opening at Wyndham's Theatre in the West End on the 16 January 2014. (more...)

Irish Rep Presents Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, Now thru 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with The Weir by Conor McPherson, author of SHINING CITY and THE SEAFARER - with previews set to begin May 15, prior to an official Off-Broadway opening tonight, May 23 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, performances are set to run through July 7. (more...)

Irish Rep's THE WEIR Returning this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically-acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, will return this summer.  THE WEIR will begin previews on Tuesday, June 30th and will be performed through Sunday, August 23rd at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea).  Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th, 2015.  (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Cast Of TEDDY to Perform at Westfield's West End Day, 17 May
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench today announce the cast of Teddy will appear at Westfield London's West End Day on Sunday 17 May to exclusively perform three songs from the show 'Ready Teddy', 'Blue Without You' and 'Heartache Express'. They join the previously announced casts of Thriller Live, Let it Be and Beyond Bollywood and will perform twice at 1pm and 4pm in the Westfield Atrium. (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances on Wednesday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Christina DeCicco & Danny Gardner Lead MARY POPPINS, Beginning Tonight at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. The story of the beloved nanny flies to the stage tonight, March 8, through March 20, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/26/2015 - THE VISIT Begins, NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 26, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway's THE VISIT and the Rockettes' SPRING SPECTACULAR start tonight! (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Opens Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHINING CITY Opens at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 22, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson,  presented Conor McPherson's Shining City which runs from June 18 to July 11. BroadwayWorld was at opening night. (more...)

THE OPPONENT to Swing Into 59E59 Theaters from Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, 7/31-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Press opening is Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Barrington Stage's SHINING CITY Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present Conor McPherson's Shining City from June 18 to July 11 with a press opening Sunday, June 21 at 3pm. (more...)

Irish Rep Presents Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, 5/23-7/07
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2013

Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with The Weir by Conor McPherson, author of SHINING CITY and THE SEAFARER - with previews set to begin May 15, prior to an official Off-Broadway opening May 23 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, performances are set to run through July 7. (more...)

THE OPPONENT Swings Into 59E59 Theaters from Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances tonight, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically-acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, will be extended through Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea).  (more...)

12 Peers to Present THE BIRDS by Conor McPherson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Pittsburgh Premiere production of The Birds concludes the 2016 Name Your Own Price season at the Studio Theatre at the University Of Pittsburgh Cathedral Of Learning, August 4 - 21, 2016. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue & More Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE, Beginning Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

World Premiere of TEDDY Set for Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench present the world premiere of Teddy - by Tristan Bernays and music by Dougal Irvine. Snapdragon's Eleanor Rhode directs the production which opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June and runs until 27 June. (more...)

Christina DeCicco & Danny Gardner to Lead MARY POPPINS at TUTS; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to introduce the star-studded cast of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)' production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. EVITA's Christina DeCicco and DAMES AT SEA's Danny Gardner headline the company in the title role and as 'Bert', respectively. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE, Opening Tonight at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

BWW Review: Washington Stage Guild vs. Critics in ST. NICHOLAS
by Roger Catlin - Feb 1, 2016

I was all ready and looking forward to the final installment of Back to Methuselah, the George Bernard Shaw epic that the Washington Stage Guild has been staging in chapters since 2014. But building the future, or more precisely, 'as far as thought can reach' proved too costly for the venerable D.C. group this year, so they put it off until next year, switching it with next season's planned revival of St.' Nicholas. (more...)

THE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

THE WANDERER Continues BAM's Next Wave Festival, Beginning. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Press opening is Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE Premiere to Launch Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of The Night Alive by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH Begins Tonight at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season today, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

12 Peers to Present THE BIRDS by Conor McPherson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Pittsburgh Premiere production of The Birds concludes the 2016 Name Your Own Price season at the Studio Theatre at the University Of Pittsburgh Cathedral Of Learning, August 4 - 21, 2016. (more...)

THE WEIR Continues at Irish Rep Through Sept 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The Irish Repertory Theatre presents the critically-acclaimed revival of THE WEIR by Conor McPherson, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly. The thrice-extended production, which opened on May 23rd, will continue at the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street) through Sunday, September 15th. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Kick Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival, Oct 6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE BIRDS to Make NYC Debut as Part of 1st Irish
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host BirdLand Theatre with the NYC premiere of THE BIRDS, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Stefan Dzeparoski. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company's 17th Season to Include HEDDA GABLER, LETTICE AND LOVAGE & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Quotidian Theatre Company announces its 17th season, which includes a fresh take on an international classic, a modern comedy from a Tony award-winning playwright, and an early work from the company's favorite dramatist. (more...)

Matthew Broderick to Star in Revival of Conor McPherson's SHINING CITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Irish Repertory Theatre has announced that Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick, will inaugurate its newly renovated theater, located at 132 West 22nd Street. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed for World Premiere of TEDDY at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench announce the full cast for the world premiere of Teddy at the Southwark Playhouse.  Will Payne plays 1950s heartthrob Johnny Valentine, lead singer of rock 'n' roll band The Broken Hearts, whose blistering live performance of Dougal Irvine's songs, underscores the show.  The Broken Hearts line-up is completed by Alexander Bean, Alice Offley and Harrison White, who also takes the role of Musical Director.  (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST Makes US Debut Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances today, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is Today, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Two Join Cast of the World Premiere of TEDDY at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench announce a casting update, including the title role, for the world premiere of Teddy - by Tristan Bernays and music by Dougal Irvine. Snapdragon's Eleanor Rhode directs Joseph Prowen as Teddy and Jennifer Kirby as Josie in the production, which opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June, running until 27 June. (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST Makes US Debut at 59E59 Theaters Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

59E59 Theaters hosts the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances today, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22. Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM. (more...)

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