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This two hour stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning book is told through the eyes of a child with humor, wisdom, and understanding. While many people recall the heroism of Lee's fictional hero, attorney Atticus Finch, in defending a black man wrongly accused of rape, they often forget that Finch's client was still convicted and, ultimately, killed. It's a story about injustice, a cautionary tale, but at the same time it's a story about courage.



Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Southern Fiction
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lauren K. Denton makes her debut this month with The Hideaway (Thomas Nelson), a novel set in the South that explores the bittersweet nature of love lost, then found again. Denton lives in Alabama with her husband and two children. (more...)

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Receives Houston Premiere at MATCH 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Motherhood Out Loud, written by a collection of celebrated American writers, unfolds a series of monologues on the many aspects of maternity and shines a light on issues of motherhood in the 21st Century.  The show makes its Houston debut at the MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston) for 8 performances May 11- 14 and May 18 - 21.   (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 8, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 8, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 8, and it looks to be a beautiful spring day in Nashville (so live life dramatically), prompting us to ask the musical question: Do reviews matter anymore? (more...)

New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (more...)

Charlotte Spencer Joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, and Anthony Head in LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Gets Chicago Premiere This Summer at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Hir, a subversive comedy by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac. Directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Hallie Gordon, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan (Arnold) and Amy Morton (Paige) with Em Grosland (Max) and Michael Holding (Isaac). (more...)

Garden Theatre Announces 2017 Summer Movie Series
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Movie Series, running from June 15 through August 5 at the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden).  This summer's line-up includes 28 feature-length films: Thursday Vintage Favorites and movie marathons as part of the new Big Screen Binge Series. The Garden's family-friendly Milk Money Movies will also be presented from June 13 through July 25 on Tuesday mornings. (more...)

Elate's Revival of Ayn Rand's NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH Opens 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Veteran stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson, who received a 2015 / 2016 Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nomination as Best Actor for his performance as the debonair, but aging, leading man Ernest in Tad Mosel's "Impromptu" as part of the Elate staging of four one-acts entitled "Just 4 Fun," returns to the stage of the Lincoln Stegman Theatre of North Hollywood to play District Attorney Flint, a prosecutor deeply involved in the case of "The People of The State of New York vs. Karen Andre" in The Emmanuel Lutheran Actors Theatre Ensemble - ELATE revival of Russian-American author and playwright Ayn Rand's 1935 classic Broadway courtroom drama "Night Of January 16th." (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY to Bow Next Month at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  (more...)

WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Reading Series to Continue with THE DROLL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with The Droll by Meg Miroshnik at 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 4 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven will direct, and acclaimed local professional actor and theatre educator Jennie M. Jadow is co-producing and will be reading one of the roles. (more...)

Brave New World Rep to Present Contemporary Take on Strindberg in MS. JULIE, ASIAN EQUITIES
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Brave New World Rep, the Brooklyn-based theatre company that first won acclaim with To Kill a Mockingbird staged on the front porches of Victorian Flatbush in 2005, has announced its next site-specific production - the world premiere of Ms. Julie, Asian Equities, Leegrid Stevens' contemporary adaptation of Strindberg's classic Miss Julie, transported to the time of The Great Recession and set on a state-of-the-art trading floor at Bed-Stuy's Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Erin Mackey to Paint a Picture in Guthrie's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater has announced casting for the theater's summer musical, Sunday in the Park with George. Leading the cast will be Randy Harrison (Guthrie: The Glass Menagerie) who will play French pointillist painter George Seurat, a role originated by Mandy Patinkin in the 1984 Broadway production, and Erin Mackey (Guthrie: South Pacific) who will play Seurat's lover and model, Dot, a role originated by Bernadette Peters. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

Photo Flash: MainStage Irving-Las Colinas presents TALKING PICTURES
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas will present Horton Foote's Texas-based drama TALKING PICTURES. Directed by Amber Devlin, the production runs May 19 through June 3, 2017, at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Single tickets range from $19-28 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students.  (more...)

New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, will premiere in a new adaptation this May at Access Theater in TriBeCa. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, announced today that Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein are this year's honorees. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 15, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 15, 2017, which begs the question: What's on your theatrical agenda this week? There's plenty to see and do, so we simply won't allow any excuses: Get thee to a darkened auditorium, settle into your seats and allow yourself to be transported and, in the process, transformed - all thanks to the magic of live theater! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 11, 2017 #TheatreThursday
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 11, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, May 11, 2017 (aka #TheatreThursday, y'all!) and we're just dying to ask the musical question: What shows will you be seeing this weekend? We hope you'll live life dramatically and make it to at least one production - but multiples are even better! (more...)

Montana Repertory Theatre to Perform 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in China
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Montana Repertory Theatre professional theater-in-residence at the University of Montana will complete five performances of Harper Lee's landmark play "To Kill a Mockingbird" in Beijing and other locations in China next month. (more...)

Hollywood Actor Jay Huguley to Star in Okoboji's 60th Anniversary Production of BOEING-BOEING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Known for taking on gritty and bold roles on hit TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' and HBO's 'True Detective' and in films like the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, established Hollywood actor Jay Huguley will be returning to the stage to star in French playwright Marc Camoletti's 60s era farce 'Boeing-Boeing,' it has been announced today. (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Begins Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A friendly reminder! Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton. The Traveling Lady will begin performances tonight, June 7, and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Moliere's THE BUNGLER to Bring Side-Splitting Romp to The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Continuing its acclaimed 55th season, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will begin performances of The Bungler on July 5. Translated by Richard Wilbur, Moliere's giddy, side-splitting romp will be directed by STNJ's Brian B. Crowe. The play highlights Moliere at his frothiest and silliest as it follows the hilarious adventures of a clueless young lover and his clever servant attempting to help him win the heart and hand of a beautiful gypsy girl. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 4, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces the Return of Get Pop-Cultured at Stores Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the fourth annual Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble campaign, a month-long celebration of pop culture with exclusive promotions, offers, giveaways and author and local store events customers won't want to miss. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Full Casting for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has today announced completed casting for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, which returns to the theatre from 11 August in an extended run through to 23 September 2017. (more...)

2016-17 Omaha Community Playhouse Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Omaha Community Playhouse honored its top volunteers at the annual Awards Night ceremony held Monday evening. (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins THE TRAVELING LADY, Extending at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

???????Horton Foote's The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton, opened on June 22 and was originally set to run through July 16, 2017, has been extended and will now run through July 30, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.). (more...)

Jimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Inspired by the popular children's books by Matthew McElligott and following its world premiere at the Theatre Institute at Sage College, Backbeard: The Musical will make its New York premiere as part of the New York Musical Festival.  (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Grapple with Race, Sex, Religion, Environment and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Artistic Director Evalyn Parry announced an exciting line-up for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 2017/18 season today. The season presents a series of engaging, timely productions that grapple with questions of race, indigeneity, sex, queerphobia, religion, and climate change. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Vlahov Shares Secrets from A SIMPLE ART at 777 Theater
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 2, 2017

The Neo-Futurists talk Art, Suspense, Mystery, and their exciting new true-crime documentary, A Simple Art. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

The Filigree Theatre and EVN Productions Present The Los Angeles Premiere of ANY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Filigree Theatre and EVN Productions  of Austin, TX will present the Los Angeles Premiere of critically acclaimed play, ANY NIGHT. (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...)

Ensemble Theatre Announces Final Show Selection for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated addition to its 2017-2018 Season, which already includes an impressive line up of leading contemporary theatre titles. In addition to the five titles previously announced, ETC will present the regional premiere of Larry Parr's His Eye is on the Sparrow, the powerful, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the legendary Ethel Waters, who overcame a spirit-breaking childhood and racial injustice to become a legendary jazz and blues singer, Broadway pioneer, and Oscar-nominated actress. Playing April 24-May 19, 2018, this musical biography will feature celebrated local actress and Ensemble Theatre veteran Torie Wiggins in the leading role, singing some of Waters's most famous songs, including 'Stormy Weather,' 'Black and Blue," and 'This Joint is Jumpin'.' Sharing the stage in telling Ms. Waters's remarkable story is pianist Scot Woolley. (more...)

Nashville's Circle Players Reveals Cinema-Inspired 68th Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 7, 2017

Bring It On The Musical launches Circle Players' cinema-inspired 68th Season - a lineup that includes four musicals and one play - and the company is offering season ticket packages for theater-goers eager to witness the oldest community theater in Middle Tennessee's latest slate of productions, all related to  major motion pictures. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn, André De Shields & More Will Star in John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast for AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. The production will run at Bay Street Theater from August 8 - September 3. The production will star Hannah Cabell (The Father, Men on Boats, Major Barbara) as Rosalind, Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Same Time, Next Year, The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist) as Jacques, and Andre De Shields (The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz) as Touchstone. (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild 2017-18 Season Subscriptions Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The WTG is proud to present its 2017-2018 Main Stage Season of six shows. You can save money by purchasing a subscription or flex pass now. You can get all six shows or you can purchase a flex pass and see any four of the six shows.  (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets Casting for THE REMBRANDT and THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for the first two shows of its 2017/18 season: The Rembrandt by Jessica Dickey, directed by Hallie Gordon and Steppenwolf for Young Adults' production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Jonathan Berry. (more...)

Russell Tovey, Mark Bonnar & More Announced For QUEERS At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.  (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

WCPE FM Cinema Classics Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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Theater To Go brings Mark Violi's gripping WWII drama RIDING THE COMET to the NY Theater Festival Summerfest in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

RIDING THE COMET by Mark Violi is an official selection of the 2017 New York Theater Festival Summerfest. to be presented in August 2017. At its premiere in 2011, Comet thrilled audiences and critics alike. (more...)

Patchogue Theatre Welcomes New Executive Director & Board Chairperson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) has named Gary Hygom, producing director, Bay Street Theater of Sag Harbor, as its new executive director and appointed Christopher Capobianco, current PTPA board member, as the new chairperson of the board of directors. (more...)

BWW Review: NIGHT SEASONS Embraces the Charmingly Quotidian at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Evann Normandin - Jul 16, 2017

Horton Foote's NIGHT SEASONS, directed by Jack Sbarbori at the Quotidian Theatre Company, examines the nature of a life defined by money and greed, and the notion that perhaps living is the greatest punishment of all. Foote, best known for his 1962 screenplay for To Kill a Mockingbird, delivers a quiet critique of capitalist culture and asks us to consider what "home" means. NIGHT SEASONS places us in Harrison Texas, 1963 on Josie Weems' (Jane Squier Bruns) 93rd birthday, though the play deals in flashbacks and the setting easily slips back and forth through 1923-1963 and the years in between. Josie Weems (Jane Squier Bruns) is the manipulative glue that holds the rambling Weems family together by subtly managing finances and allowing and prohibiting marriages at her discretion. (more...)

The Rep Announces Cast and Creative for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is proud to announce its cast and creative team for its 2017-2018 season opener, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This talented group of artists will bring the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play to The Rep stage, September 6 - October 1. (more...)

Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD to Make World Premiere at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

Cal Shakes presents West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the West Coast premiere of black odyssey, a thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore. black odyssey marks the Cal Shakes debut of Oakland native Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand at Berkeley Rep), and is only the second production ever of the play, which is being re-set in Oakland for Cal Shakes. Directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, fresh from directing Berkeley Rep's smash hit An Octoroon, the production will also feature vocal compositions by Linda Tillery and Molly Holm. (more...)

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