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THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, Now thru 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces MY FAIR LADY Cast: Benedict Campbell, Nicholas Rodriguez and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for My Fair Lady, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning MAN OF LA MANCHA Director Albert Marre Passes Away at 87
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Tony Award-winning director of Broadway's Man of La Mancha Albert Marre died on September 4, according to The New York Times. He was 87. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Starts 27th Season with Shaw's Original PYGMALION, Now thru 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

The Washington Stage Guild kicks off its 27th season with one of the most beloved plays of the past century, an indelible hit by the Stage Guild's 'playwright in residence' - George Bernard Shaw. PYGMALION was written in 1912, and the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, her speech lessons at the hands of the temperamental Henry Higgins, and the sparks that fly between them, has rarely left the stage since its premiere. Directed by Stage Guild Artistic Director, Bill Largess, Shaw's comedy is sharp and insightful, asking questions as valid today as a century ago. Exactly what 'makes' a lady a lady? The way she behaves, or the way she is treated? (more...)

THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Starts 27th Season with Shaw's Original PYGMALION, 10/25-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

The Washington Stage Guild kicks off its 27th season with one of the most beloved plays of the past century, an indelible hit by the Stage Guild's 'playwright in residence' - George Bernard Shaw. PYGMALION was written in 1912, and the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, her speech lessons at the hands of the temperamental Henry Higgins, and the sparks that fly between them, has rarely left the stage since its premiere. Directed by Stage Guild Artistic Director, Bill Largess, Shaw's comedy is sharp and insightful, asking questions as valid today as a century ago. Exactly what 'makes' a lady a lady? The way she behaves, or the way she is treated? (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Starts 27th Season with Shaw's Original PYGMALION, 10/25-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2012

The Washington Stage Guild kicks off its 27th season with one of the most beloved plays of the past century, an indelible hit by the Stage Guild's 'playwright in residence' - George Bernard Shaw. PYGMALION was written in 1912, and the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, her speech lessons at the hands of the temperamental Henry Higgins, and the sparks that fly between them, has rarely left the stage since its premiere. Directed by Stage Guild Artistic Director, Bill Largess, Shaw's comedy is sharp and insightful, asking questions as valid today as a century ago. Exactly what 'makes' a lady a lady? The way she behaves, or the way she is treated? (more...)

SHAW FESTIVAL KICKS OFF ITS 45TH SEASON THIS WEEK
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - May 3, 2006

Each summer Niagara-on-the-Lake - one of the most beautiful places in all of Southern Ontario - becomes a theatre lover's dream as the Shaw Festival offers a series of 10 plays and musicals. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy Too True to Be Good at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents Vibrant: A Festival of Playwrights, Begins May 25
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2010

The Finborough Theatre presents VIBRANT - An Anniversary Festival of Finborough Playwrights. 30 NEW PLAYS TO CELEBRATE, 30 YEARS IN JUST UNDER 30 DAYS from 25 May - 19 June 2010 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Finborough Wins Pearson Award Bursary & Announces New Playwrights-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2010

Following the appointment of our former Literary Associate Titas Halder as Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse, the Finborough Theatre has appointed a new team to manage its acclaimed Literary Department, working closely with Artistic Director Neil McPherson. The new team are Literary Manager Van Badham, Literary Assistant Daniel Burgess and Senior Reader Laura Jessop. The first fruits of their work will appear in Vibrant 2010 - An Anniversary Festival of Finborough Playwrights , celebrating the 30th year of the Finborough Theatre with 30 new plays by 30 UK and international playwrights, discovered, developed or championed by the Finborough Theatre including world premieres of brand new work from some of the hundreds of playwrights who began their careers with us. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of MAN OF LA MANCHA Composer Mitch Leigh Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of composer, director, and producer Mitch Leigh, who passed away on Sunday at age 86. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, March 19th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Wednesday in Honor of MAN OF LA MANCHA Composer Mitch Leigh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of composer, director, and producer Mitch Leigh, who passed away on Sunday at age 86. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday night, March 19th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 25, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presented Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy Too True to Be Good at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produced and directed. In Too True to Be Good, a glamorous pair of jewel thieves (Charles Busch and Robert Cuccioli) convince a chronic young convalescent (Ryann Redmond) to steal her own jewels and run away with them to a tropical paradise. Her over-protective mother (Jackie Hoffman) comes chasing after them and a riotous time is had by all. This is Shaw's 1931 madcap high-comedy journey, which takes on fad diets, the medical profession, the military, war, religion, and sex. It's a short and lively comedic lark. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy Too True to Be Good at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Burry Fredrik Tribute, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

A celebration of the life of Tony Award-winning producer and noted director Burry Fredrik (1925-2012) will be hosted by Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m. The tribute will be in the campus' Lucille Lortel White Barn Center's Sheffer Rehearsal Studio, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT. A reception will follow. Fredrik died in her Weston, Connecticut home on May 22 caused by complications from a stroke she suffered over two years ago. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Announces Third Season Of 2009
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2009

The multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre's third season of 2009 features the world premiere of a new play from acclaimed playwright, actor and novelist Nigel Planer; the European premiere of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical; one of Bernard Shaw's rarest plays, unseen in London for more than twenty years; the London debuts of two award-winning playwrights - Iain Finlay MacLeod, one of Scotland's most prolific contemporary Scots Gaelic writers, and Michael Healey, one of Canada's most successful dramatists; and the first revival in sixty years of the classic autobiographical Welsh comedy by actor, dramatist and local resident Emlyn Williams. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Announces Updates To Third Season Of 2009
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2009

Finborough Theatre Announces Corrections to Third Season of 2009, from July to September. (more...)

IN THE BLOOD Plays The Finborough Theatre August 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010

Lambert Maher Productions and Boomerang Theatre Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre present The European Premiere IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

Frances Ashman, Natasha Bain & More Set For IN THE BLOOD, Opens August 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2010

Lambert Maher Productions and Boomerang Theatre Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre present The European Premiere IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Burry Fredrik Tribute, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2012

A celebration of the life of Tony Award-winning producer and noted director Burry Fredrik (1925-2012) will be hosted by Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m. The tribute will be in the campus' Lucille Lortel White Barn Center's Sheffer Rehearsal Studio, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT. A reception will follow. Fredrik died in her Weston, Connecticut home on May 22 caused by complications from a stroke she suffered over two years ago. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents ACCOLADE From Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2011

The first ever revival of the controversial play by Emlyn Williams plays for a limited four week season from Tuesday, 1 February 2011 (Press Nights: Thursday 3 and Friday, 4 February 2011 at 7.30pm) at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre as part of RediscoveriesUK, a three month season of rediscovered plays by writers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Presents UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, 2/20-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL by Glen Berger, February 20 - March 17, 2013. In UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, a librarian pursues the mystery of a travel guidebook that is 113 years overdue. This one-man show features James Ridge who was last seen at MCT in DICKENS IN AMERICA. UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Project Shaw Hosts 'Too True to be Good' 2/11 with Busch & Kudisch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2008

Project Shaw continues its four-year program of tackling every play Shaw ever wrote. This month, Too True to Be Good on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South. David Staller is producer and director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presented Bernard Shaw's comedic romp, MISALLIANCE, on Monday, January 28 at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

MFA Class of 2016 Debuts in Shaw's Too True to be Good
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

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Washington Stage Guild Presents BACK TO METHUSELAH, PART ONE, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild continues its Season of Dreams with the start of a three-year dramatic extravaganza that will culminate in the company's 30th anniversary! BACK TO METHUSELAH, a cycle of plays by George Bernard Shaw that takes us from Adam and Eve meeting the Serpent in the Garden of Eden to a world 30,000 years in the future, is subtitled 'a Metabiological Pentateuch.' (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Presents UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL by Glen Berger, February 20 - March 17, 2013. In UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, a librarian pursues the mystery of a travel guidebook that is 113 years overdue. This one-man show features James Ridge who was last seen at MCT in DICKENS IN AMERICA. UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild to Present BACK TO METHUSELAH, PART ONE, 2/20-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild continues its Season of Dreams with the start of a three-year dramatic extravaganza that will culminate in the company's 30th anniversary! BACK TO METHUSELAH, a cycle of plays by George Bernard Shaw that takes us from Adam and Eve meeting the Serpent in the Garden of Eden to a world 30,000 years in the future, is subtitled 'a Metabiological Pentateuch.' (more...)

Robert Creighton, Wesley Taylor, and More Set for Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents Bernard Shaw's comedic romp, MISALLIANCE, on Monday, January 28 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

2014 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Offerings
by Roy Berko - Dec 2, 2013

2014 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Offerings (more...)

NEWSROUND: Bush Is Busy With Exciting New Play Season
by Miriam Zendle - Aug 4, 2009

A little Austentatious action, while the Bush and Finborough announce new seasons and Patrick Wolf takes to the Palladium. Miriam Zendle reports (more...)

THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

IN THE BLOOD Plays The Finborough Theatre August 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2010

Lambert Maher Productions and Boomerang Theatre Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre present The European Premiere IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD Begins September 1 At The Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2009

Too True to Be Good by Bernard Shaw, perhaps one of the first absurd comedies in English, and one of Shaw's least performed works, opens for a four week limited season on 1 September 2009 (Press Night: Thursday, 3 September) at London's Finborough Theatre. (more...)

Shows in Toronto to August 31
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Aug 25, 2006

A listing of shows currently running or scheduled to open in the next week. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents IN THE BLOOD 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2010

The European premiere of In The Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks - the first African-American woman ever to win a Pulitzer Prize, and one of America's most successful contemporary playwrights - plays at the Finborough Theatre for a three week season, opening on 17 August 2010, as part of the 30th anniversary year of the Finborough Theatre. [This production replaces the announced production of The Drawer Boy which has been postponed, due to the sudden indisposition of actor Kenneth Bryans.] (more...)

Frances Ashman, Natasha Bain & More Set For IN THE BLOOD, Opens August 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2010

Lambert Maher Productions and Boomerang Theatre Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre present The European Premiere IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Postpones THE DRAWER BOY, Runs IN THE BLOOD 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

The European premiere of In The Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks - the first African-American woman ever to win a Pulitzer Prize, and one of America's most successful contemporary playwrights - plays at the Finborough Theatre for a three week season, opening on 17 August 2010, as part of the 30th anniversary year of the Finborough Theatre. [This production replaces the announced production of The Drawer Boy which has been postponed, due to the sudden indisposition of actor Kenneth Bryans.] (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents Vibrant: A Festival of Playwrights, Begins May 25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

The Finborough Theatre presents VIBRANT - An Anniversary Festival of Finborough Playwrights. 30 NEW PLAYS TO CELEBRATE, 30 YEARS IN JUST UNDER 30 DAYS from 25 May - 19 June 2010 (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

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