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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

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Geordie Johnson and Irene Poole to Star in Tarragon' THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECEGeordie Johnson and Irene Poole to Star in Tarragon' THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of The Bakelite Masterpiece, written by Tarragon playwright-in-residence Kate Cayley, directed by Tarragon's Artistic Director Richard Rose and starring two award-winning, powerhouse actors, Geordie Johnson and Irene Poole. Set in the Netherlands in the aftermath of World War II, this penetrating new play exploring art, forgery and war crimes opens October 29 and runs to November 30 (with previews from October 21) in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Present OF MICE AND MENBirmingham Repertory Theatre to Present OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men is to be brought to life in a major new production at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from October 10 - November 1 (press night Tuesday, October 14). (more...)

THE THREE LIONS Returns For UK Tour Prior To St James Theatre, Mar 2015THE THREE LIONS Returns For UK Tour Prior To St James Theatre, Mar 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 8, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, William Gaminara's comedy The Three Lionsreturns for a national tour and run at St. James Theatre, London. The production begins its tour at Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford (2 - 7 March 2015), before travelling to the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich (9 - 14 March 2015) and Liverpool Playhouse (16 - 21 March), ahead of a six week run at St James Theatre. There it will open on 26 March, with previews from 24 March, and run until 2 May. Philip Wilson directs Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Tom Davey and Sean Browne - recreating their roles of David Beckham, David Cameron and Prince William from the original run. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ON THE RAZZLE Cast Dives into Stoppard's Farcical Hilarity Full ForceBWW Reviews: ON THE RAZZLE Cast Dives into Stoppard's Farcical Hilarity Full Force
by Shari Barrett - Oct 12, 2014

ON THE RAZZLE is an older British term for what we in the colonies would translate as 'partying down.' Playwright Tom Stoppard has stated that his 'primary concern is to make the tale as comic an entertainment as possible.' Stoppard's farce consists of two hours of slapstick shenanigans, mistaken identities, misdirected orders, malapropisms, double entendres, and romantic complications. There is no great earthshaking social message here, just impossible situations, incredible physicality, and loads of laughs. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season Closes with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/16Court Theatre's 59th Season Closes with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run today, May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from tonight, May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky to Bring DECONSTRUCTING BROADWAY to PSI Theatre, 5/21Seth Rudetsky to Bring DECONSTRUCTING BROADWAY to PSI Theatre, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Durham School of the Arts and the Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood Campaign present 'Deconstructing Broadway' starring Sirius Radio Star and Broadway favorite Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

Photo Flash: Scott Schwartz, Richard Kind, Elzabeth Reaser and More at Bay Street Theatre's CURTAIN UP EventPhoto Flash: Scott Schwartz, Richard Kind, Elzabeth Reaser and More at Bay Street Theatre's CURTAIN UP Event
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Bay Street Theater's Curtain Up! event was held last night at Joe's Pub in New York City. It was Bay Street's 3rd Annual Spring Honors Benefit, which this year honored Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel. The event was hosted by Bay Street's new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Long Island Spring PreviewLong Island Spring Preview
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 5, 2014

The Long Island theatre scene will unquestionably be a hopping one this Spring and Summer. One of the most exciting seasons is being offered by Northport's John W. Engeman Theatre. Their current season culminates with The Music Man (March 27th - May18th) and Plaza Suite (May 29th - July 13th). Then their 8th season starts soon after with a stellar line-up that includes Evita, Deathtrap, A Christmas Story, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, A Chorus Line, and The Producers. (more...)

Remy Bumppo Announces First All-Comedy Season; Introduces New Ensemble MembersRemy Bumppo Announces First All-Comedy Season; Introduces New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is calling its 18th season 'Welcome to the Fun House,' and the fun will come in many forms, from political satire to deadly jokes to a world of laughter and revolutions with takes on The Importance of Being Earnest. The three plays look at very different aspects of life and comedy, each through its own fabulous Fun House mirror distortion. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE TonightSan Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, tonight, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. (more...)

Alan Menken's 'THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ,' THE GRADUATE & More Set for Segal Centre's 2014-15 SeasonAlan Menken's 'THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ,' THE GRADUATE & More Set for Segal Centre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Lisa Rubin, Artistic and Executive Director, and Paul Flicker, Artistic Producer, today announced the Segal Centre for Performing Arts' 2014-2015 Theatre Season, an ambitious seven-play offering brimming with incredible talent that will dazzle with new takes on beloved stories and premiere musicals. (more...)

American Players Theatre Sets 2014 Season: THE SEAGULL, AMERICAN BUFFALO & MoreAmerican Players Theatre Sets 2014 Season: THE SEAGULL, AMERICAN BUFFALO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 35th Season, June 7 to November 9, 2014, a diverse lineup spanning from Shakespeare to Mamet and helmed by recently appointed Artistic Director Brenda DeVita-the company's first new artistic director in over 20 years. DeVita's season includes the first David Mamet production of the company's history, American Buffalo, and her staging of Joan Didion's memoir The Year of Magical Thinking in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre, alongside such classics as Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet in APT's flagship 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater Up the Hill. (more...)

Factory Theatre Hosts 6 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Panel Discussion TonightFactory Theatre Hosts 6 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Panel Discussion Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

6 Essential Questions by Priscila Uppal challenges the belief that everyone loves their Mother, and Mothers love their children unconditionally. But is this always the case? The character of Renata grapples with these issues in 6 Essential Questions based on Priscilla Uppal's experience reuniting with her mother after 20 years. These questions and more will be discussed in a 6 Essential Questions Panel Discussion 'What Makes a Mother?' on Thursday, March 20, from 6:30 to 7:30pm, followed by a performance of the show. (more...)

Bay Street's Third Annual Honors Dinner Set for 5/12Bay Street's Third Annual Honors Dinner Set for 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced Curtain Up!, Bay Street's 3rd Annual Spring Benefit honoring Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel at Joe's Pub in New York City on May 12. The theater's third honors event will be hosted by Bay Street's new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, a leading voice of the next generation of American theater and an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been seen on and off Broadway, across the United States, in Great Britain, and Asia. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy Travesties, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUSNorthlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/14 - Stritch on Netflix, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Back in the West End, Maroulis & Henner in the Band and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/14 - Stritch on Netflix, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Back in the West End, Maroulis & Henner in the Band and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 24, 2014

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: SHOOT ME, the doc about the legendary Elaine Stritch, is now on Netflix, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' returns to the West End, Constantine Maroulis and Marilu Henner lead readings of a new musical and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kind, Emily Trask and More in TRAVESTIES at Bay Street TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Kind, Emily Trask and More in TRAVESTIES at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the Tony award winning comedy Travesties (June 24 - July 20) by Tom Stoppard and directed by Gregory Boyd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bay Street Theatre to Offer LGBT Receptions Before Shows, 6/7, 7/19 & 8/9Bay Street Theatre to Offer LGBT Receptions Before Shows, 6/7, 7/19 & 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced three special nights for the LGBT community to enjoy a reception prior to the three Mainstage performances on June 7, July 19, and August 9. (more...)

Summer Stages: Long Island Summer PreviewSummer Stages: Long Island Summer Preview
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 2, 2014

The Long Island theatre scene will unquestionably be a hopping one this Summer. One of the most exciting seasons is being offered by Northport's John W. Engeman Theatre. Their current season culminates with Plaza Suite (May 29th - July 13th). Then their 8th season starts soon after with a stellar line-up that includes Evita, Deathtrap, A Christmas Story, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, A Chorus Line, and The Producers. (more...)

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Announces New Name, New Mission, and New ProgramsBay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Announces New Name, New Mission, and New Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce its new name, new mission, new design, and new programming. Through the vision of Bay Street Theater's new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, the new Bay Street will enhance the development and presentation of new productions, performances and events. (more...)

TRAVESTIES, Starring Richard Kind and More, to Run 6/24-7/20 at Bay Street TheaterTRAVESTIES, Starring Richard Kind and More, to Run 6/24-7/20 at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the Tony award winning comedy Travesties (June 24 - July 20) by Tom Stoppard and directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Everett Quinton to Star in Penguin Rep's DROP DEAD PERFECT at Theatre at St. Clement's, Beg. 7/15Everett Quinton to Star in Penguin Rep's DROP DEAD PERFECT at Theatre at St. Clement's, Beg. 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue) beginning Tuesday, July 15th, with opening set for Sunday, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus just announced the full cast and creative team for The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 7/5 - NEWSIES Enjoy Theatre Life, KINKY BOOTS Preps for Act 2, and MorePhoto Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 7/5 - NEWSIES Enjoy Theatre Life, KINKY BOOTS Preps for Act 2, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 5th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, NEWSIES, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins TonightWilliamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival will soon present The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, in The Visit. When Claire returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth, the locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Go inside rehearsals with the video below! (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLOMonty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Opens Off-Broadway TonightEverett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which began previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open tonight, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bay Street's TRAVESTIESBWW Reviews: Bay Street's TRAVESTIES
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 2, 2014

When you see the play Travesties, it will probably make you feel like your brain haywired a bit. Don't worry, though, that's supposed to happen. Tom Stoppard's Tony Award winning play, running through July 20th at Sag Harbor's beautiful Bay Street Theatre, is brilliantly constructed for many 'What?!' moments. (more...)

Tom Stoppard Reveals Title of His New Play for the NationalTom Stoppard Reveals Title of His New Play for the National
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Tom Stoppard's new play at the National now has a name. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patina Miller, Stephen Schwartz and More at Bay Street Theater's 2014 GalaPhoto Flash: Patina Miller, Stephen Schwartz and More at Bay Street Theater's 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Bay Street Theater announces the success of its 23rd Annual Summer Gala, chaired by longstanding patrons of the theater and the arts, Christine Wachter-Campbell & Bill Campbell, and Pia & Jimmy Zankel, which took place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf last weekend on July 12, 2014 to benefit Bay Street's Scott Schwartz New Directions Fund, which supports a myriad of new programming initiatives and educational offerings. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-BroadwayEverett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which begins previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open Sunday, July 20th at 7PM. Written by Erasmus Fenn and directed by Joe Brancato, DROP DEAD PERFECT is laced with double-entendres and allusions to 1950s television and Hollywood melodramas. With adult language and situations, this outlandish production is recommended for adults only -- particularly those with a slightly twisted sense of humor. (more...)

Stage West Presents the Regional Premiere of the Olivier Award-Winning HEROES, Begins 7/10Stage West Presents the Regional Premiere of the Olivier Award-Winning HEROES, Begins 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." Perhaps that's true for some, but not Gustave, Henri, and Philippe, who are determined to find some adventure and meaning in their final years, in Tom Stoppard's translation of Gerald Sibleyras's charming Heroes, beginning a 5-week regional premiere run at Stage West on Thursday, July 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISITPhoto Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Broadway Casting Directors to Appear on ABC's EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS this WeekendBroadway Casting Directors to Appear on ABC's EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Broadway casting directors Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley will take center stage on the next new episode of ABC's award-winning reality television series 'Extreme Weight Loss,' airing Tuesday, September 2 at 8pm ET (7pm CT). (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THINGAlex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Carnival of Culture Tantalizes Audiences in TRAVESTIESBWW Reviews: Carnival of Culture Tantalizes Audiences in TRAVESTIES
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 21, 2014

How does someone begin to describe Tom Stoppard's triple award winning play Travesties staged at American Players Theatre this August? Spring Green's indoor Touchstone Theatre hosts the devilish, deliriously funny production directed by the renowned William Brown that rotates the ambiance of a carnival, an ordinary home or library, a political convention, an Oscar Wilde play and war zones. Where scenes quickly shift between poignant drama and an evening at Chippendale's completely at Stoppard's discretion to tantalize the audience. (more...)

'JACQUES BREL', CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, MR. BURNS and More Set for ACT's 50th Anniversary Season'JACQUES BREL', CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, MR. BURNS and More Set for ACT's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre under the Artistic Direction of Kurt Beattie is proud to announce the Mainstage productions taking place in the 50th Anniversary Season in 2015. The mid-century mark will reflect ACT's contribution to the field throughout history and looking to the future with the theme, What Was, What is, and What Will Be. 2015 brings cause to celebrate two other milestone anniversaries: ACT will celebrate the 40th year of producing founder Gregory A. Falls' adaptation of A Christmas Carol, as well as the 90th anniversary of the 1925 Fraternal Order of Eagles building, ACT's historic landmark home since 1996. Commemorative celebrations and engagement opportunities will occur throughout the year. A brief history of ACT's founding is included following the season titles. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Open 40th Season with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, 9/12Northlight Theatre to Open 40th Season with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the second-ever production of The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet, directed by Robin Witt. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from September 12 - October 19, 2014. The press performance is Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera Closes Today, 8/17Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera Closes Today, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

The newly staged version of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, starring Chita Rivera, concludes its run in the Williamstown Theatre Festival today, August 17. Under the direction of John Doyle, the show officially opened on August 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage through August 17, 2014. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. TonightJeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper & More Will Join Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago this FallErin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper & More Will Join Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced additional principal casting for the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season to Close with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, 5/8-16Court Theatre's 59th Season to Close with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, 5/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

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