Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets Playfest 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest from November 5 - 8, 2015. Presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust, the four-day festival is packed with new play readings that reflect the vibrancy of human emotion. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($8) will be available to the general public on Tuesday, September 22, and may be purchased online at www.orlandoshakes.org, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1., or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). PlayFest Festival Passes are on sale now and may be purchased by phone or in person. (more...)

Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater tonight, September 29, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Jason Danieley Reveals Wife Marin Mazzie's Battle with Ovarian Cancer; Assures She Will Be 'Back in Action'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

In his September 27th entry of his blog, The Danieley Digest, titled 'I Am Woman Hear Me Roar!', Broadway veteran Jason Danieley revealed the news that his wife, three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie, has been battling ovarian cancer. (more...)

THE VISIT's Jason Danieley Will Be Broadway's Next 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, October 13 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the West Coast premiere of Disgraced by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, for Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced a final extension today for the new American play ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

David McMillan's WATCHING O.J. to Make World Premiere in Los Angeles This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA presents the World Premiere of WATCHING O.J. by David McMillan Opening Saturday, October 3, 2015 with reception to follow Running at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays through November 8, 2015 EST/LA in Atwater Village Theater at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, November 8. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 15 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

THE MONEY FISH to Run 10/1-11/22 at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Sometimes you have to journey to the end of the world to find yourself. Michael Arabian directs writer/performer John Cox in The Money Fi$h, an unforgettable true story opening October 1 at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Oppressed in Heels and A Letter for You presents THE Trojan Women, a new devised work pulled from interviews of women dealing with war in its many ravaging forms weaved into the narrative of Euripides' classic text. Nathaniel P. Claridad (the original company of Here Lies Love) directs and serves as head writer for the new investigative theatre piece that will play October 23rd through November 1 at the Access Theatre. (more...)

Gate Theatre Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the Gate Theatre's new season Nuclear: A Season about the Family. The season opens with the world premiere of Nina Segal's In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises), followed by the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon by Caroline Bird, Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra, Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and Chorus by Chris Thorpe. (more...)

David McMillan's WATCHING O.J. to Make World Premiere in Los Angeles This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA presents the World Premiere of WATCHING O.J. by David McMillan Opening Today, October 3, 2015 with reception to follow Running at 8pm Fridays and Todays, and 2pm Sundays through November 8, 2015 EST/LA in Atwater Village Theater at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039. (more...)

Stacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Stacey Sargeant will join the cast of ECLIPSED as "Helena" beginning Tuesday, November 3. (more...)

Casting, Directors Set for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2015 PlayFest This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest from November 5 - 8, 2015. (more...)

Anne Bogart to Direct Reimagined STEEL HAMMER at BAM This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe's art ballad STEEL HAMMER comes to BAM in a dramatic reincarnation by director Anne Bogart, performed by six members of SITI Company, Bang on a Can All-Stars, and three vocalists- Emily Eagen, Katie Geissinger, Molly Quinn. The production makes its New York Premiere, presented by Julia Wolfe, SITI Company and Bang on a Can All-Stars, at the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St), December 2-6, 2015. (more...)

Always Moving Forward, ACTORS BRIDGE Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 24, 2015

Although it may be difficult to fathom, but Actors Bridge Ensemble - one of Nashville's edgier and most progressive theater companies from its inception - is in the midst of its 20th anniversary season with a continued focus on presenting provocative and challenging theater for local audiences under the watchful eye of producing artistic director Vali Forrister and her band of artisans. Actors Bridge was honored in 2012 with the First Night Award for Outstanding Theater Company. (more...)

Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Oppressed in Heels and A Letter for You presents THE Trojan Women, a new devised work pulled from interviews of women dealing with war in its many ravaging forms weaved into the narrative of Euripides' classic text. Nathaniel P. Claridad (the original company of Here Lies Love) directs and serves as head writer for the new investigative theatre piece that will play October 23rd through November 1 at the Access Theatre. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre's CREEP World Premiere Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

WaterTower Theatre presents the world premiere of Donald Fowler's musical CREEP. The musical will open WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 Season on Monday, October 5, 2015 (with previews tonight, October 2, Saturday, October 3, and a Gala Preview performance on Sunday, October 4). Kate Galvin, Associate Producer at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, will direct. CREEP is produced by Terry Martin. (more...)

Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opens at The Public Theater tonight, October 14, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29. (more...)

THE VISIT's Jason Danieley Becomes Broadway's Latest 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes Jason Danieley in the role of 'Billy Flynn' beginning tonight, October 13, at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

THE MONEY FISH Runs Now thru 11/22 at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Sometimes you have to journey to the end of the world to find yourself. Michael Arabian directs writer/performer John Cox in The Money Fi$h, an unforgettable true story opening tonight, October 1 at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the West Coast premiere of Disgraced by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Kicks Off 2015 PlayFest Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest this week, November 5 - 8, 2015. (more...)

DATING DEPRESSION & DIRTBAGS: A LOVE STORY with Bravo Star Begins Next Month at 13th Street Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Following sold out performances this year,Dating Depression and Dirtbags: A Love Storywritten by and starring Elza Zagredanow arrives at 13th Street Repertory beginning December 4th. Joan Kane directs. (more...)

SITI's US Tour of Julia Wolfe's STEEL HAMMER Continues in VA, TN & Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Since its founding in 1992, SITI Company has redefined contemporary theater in the United States through an innovative approach to collaboration, cultural exchange and actor training. The company's newest project is a dramatic incarnation of 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe's profound art ballad STEEL HAMMER. (more...)

SITI's US Tour of Julia Wolfe's STEEL HAMMER Continues in VA, TN & Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Since its founding in 1992, SITI Company has redefined contemporary theater in the United States through an innovative approach to collaboration, cultural exchange and actor training. The company's newest project is a dramatic incarnation of 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe's profound art ballad STEEL HAMMER. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Perform at The Joyce Theater, 6/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, returns to The Joyce Theater from June 21-26, 2016 with eight performances featuring World and New York City Premieres. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.   (more...)

Photo Flash: A Final Look at Obsidian Theater's THE TROJAN WOMEN
by Katricia Lang - Mar 5, 2016

'THE Trojan Women tells the gripping story of the women the day after Troy fall to the Greeks. The women wrestle with their fate as defeated slaves. With a beautiful modern translation this dramatic play is at once immersive and accessible,' says director Tom Stell. (more...)

BWW Interview: WENDY OSSERMAN Celebrates 40 Seasons
by Matt Hanson - Mar 31, 2016

Wendy Osserman spoke to BWW on the phone from New York. Osserman is a bright, youthful 74-year-old, reflecting on a life that exemplifies her peerless character as a fixture of downtown New York dance since the late '60s. Her light-hearted, joyful voice touched on themes ranging from her first memories dancing as a child in front of the mirror, to producing a dance festival on the Greek island of Paros while considering the current crisis of human movement in Greece. The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will perform two world premieres at the Theater for the New City from April 20-23, featuring her new solo work, 'Timed' alongside her classic, 'Udjat' inspired by ancient Egyptian motifs. With a comfortable modesty, she speaks to overcoming the challenges of being a woman in the dance world and of the irresistibility of her continuing aspirations as the leader of a company signature that she has fostered for the last four decades. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Mazzie Gets Fitted in Her KING AND I Hoop Skirt!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already good to go when it come to Anna's biggest costume challenge- the hoop skirt. She writes on Instagram: 'A little 'hoop shot' in honor of March Madness. @kingandibway #kingandi#costumefittingfun' (more...)

Three-Time Tony Nominee Marin Mazzie in Remission Following Battle with Ovarian Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The day just got a little brighter for the Broadway community this afternoon. (more...)

Drama League Announces 2016 Artists-in-Residence; New Works to Feature Duncan Sheik & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Drama League has announced the artists and theater ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2016 Artist Residency Program.  (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Presents World Premiere of WATCHING O.J.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA continues with their WORLD PREMIERE of Click and drag to move Watching O.J. by David McMillan Continuing through Black History month February 5th - 28, 2016 Running at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays EST/LA is in the Atwater Village Theatre complex at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039 Tickets are $19.95 in advance at watchingoj.com or $25 at the door. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES, 2/24-3/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Thomas Hobson to Star in Falcon Theatre's THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Falcon Theatre is proud to present its third production of the 2015-2016 Season, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED), written by Adam Long, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor and directed by Jerry Kernion. (more...)

Jason Danieley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning tonight, February 29, at the Ambassador Theatre. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George played his final performance in the role yesterday, February 28. (more...)

Jason Danieley Plots Return to Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Monday, February 29 at the Ambassador Theatre, it was announced today. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George plays his final performance in the role on Sunday, February 28. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie Will Host Facebook Live Chat on Monday!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The star just announced that she'll be answering questions from fans in a live chat on Monday morning: (more...)

VIDEO: Marin Mazzie Tries on Her KING AND I Gown!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already ready to go with her Act 2 gown! (more...)

Diane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will return to Broadway to play 'Ranevskaya' in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Ms. Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

All-female Cast of Syrian Refugees Bring Euripides Adaptation QUEENS OF SYRIA to the UK
by Marianka Swain - Apr 20, 2016

Developing Artists, Refuge Productions and the Young Vic have united to bring QUEENS OF SYRIA to the UK. The play, an adaptation of Euripides' great anti-war treatise Trojan Women, was first staged in Amman in 2013 and became the subject of an award-winning documentary. The all-female cast of Syrian refugees will open at the Young Vic in July before embarking on a three-week UK tour, with stops including Oxford, Brighton, Liverpool, Leeds and Edinburgh. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Mazzie is Getting to Know Her KING AND I Wardrobe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). She still has some time to prepare for her Broadway return, but she's already ready to go with her Act 2 gown! (more...)

Archway Theatre to Stage OEDIPUS-ANTIGONE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

It is the fall of the entire House of Laius presented as one single production when the Archway Theatre presents its resident company production of 'Oedipus-Antigone,' May 13 through June 18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Live Stream from Home!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Just blocks away, her husband, Jason Danieley, is starring as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Below, watch as the couple talks to fans in a Facebook Live chat that they hosted this morning! (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with the West Coast premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's biographical play Red Velvet, directed by Margo Hall. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

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