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Circle in the Square Theatre (New York, NY)
235 W. 50th St.

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A fight is brewin' at mom's house. Austin is on the brink of something big. He has secured a Hollywood deal for his latest film script. Lee is a bum: a free agent. He's got nothing to his name except a six pack and a criminal record. They're brothers but they are as different as day and night. In this deliciously dark play of duality, Sam Shepard takes a long, hard look at America, from the romanticized West to the tranquility of picket-fenced suburbia.


BURIED CHILD Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. (more...)

Official: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (more...)

Point Park's REP Professional Theatre to Stage I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

 The REP Professional Theatre Company presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of Halley Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard,  the navigation of the complicated divide of father-daughter relationships, as each struggles in one way or another, to make the other proud. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Shattered Globe's TRUE WEST at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre launches its 2016-17 season with a revival of Sam Shepard's quintessential American drama True West, directed by James Yost, playing now through October 22, 2016 at Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening was Sunday, September 11 at 3 pm. BroadwayWorld has a fresh look at the cast in action below! (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces its New Chair of the Board - Robert Delamere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Today English Touring Theatre announced Robert Delamere as its new Chair of the Board.  He begins the role with immediate effect and takes over from Greg Parston who steps down after five years as Chair. (more...)

Road Less Traveled to Toast Hollywood and Sibling Rivalry with TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Next up, Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) will present 1983 Pulitzer Prize-finalist for Drama, Sam Shepard's True West, October 28 - November 20 at the Road Less Traveled Theater. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Houston (more...)

Jeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

One of the finest actors of his generation, Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) will make his West End debut in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/18/2016 for Houston (more...)

BWW Review: Sharp, Intense TRUE WEST at Shattered Globe
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 15, 2016

With deft direction by James Yost, Shattered Globe's production of True West made for a solid first Sam Shepard experience for this critic. Kevin Viol and Joseph Wiens have cultivated a convincing and powerful dynamic as estranged brothers Austin and Lee, who are holed up at their mother's house in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Both actors' performances ground Shepard's drama and the uncomfortable rapport between the two siblings they portray provides some intense onstage moments. (more...)

Point Park's REP Professional Theatre to Stage I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

 The REP Professional Theatre Company presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of Halley Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard,  the navigation of the complicated divide of father-daughter relationships, as each struggles in one way or another, to make the other proud. (more...)

BWW Review: The Dark Side of TRUE WEST
by Alexander Garza - Sep 15, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company has hit the ground running this season with its opening production of Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated play, True West. The piece explores a dualism of personalities, sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what defines a man. Sometimes funny, sad, and frightening, the play never ceases to stir emotions from the audience. The story is interesting, timeless, and was well-told by Kim Tobin-Lehl. Of all the fantastic shows coming this season, this is one you don't want to miss. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Opening Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents Tiger Style! by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running now through October 2 (press opening: tonight, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with a revival of Sam Shepard's quintessential American drama True West, directed by James Yost, playing September 8 - October 22, 2016 at Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Finds Cast, Creative Team at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4. (more...)

Theater On The Edge to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Local actors Allan Whitehead, Marco DiGeorge and Zack Roundy will star in David Mamet's gripping 1975 play American Buffalo. Directed by Pam Harbaugh, American Buffalo will play at the newly formed Theater On The Edge for a limited run, November 3-20, 2016. (more...)

Road Less Traveled to Toast Hollywood and Sibling Rivalry with TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Next up, Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) will present 1983 Pulitzer Prize-finalist for Drama, Sam Shepard's True West, October 28 - November 20 at the Road Less Traveled Theater. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein to Direct Reading of New Musical LOVE AND WAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The new World War II era romantic musical Love and War announces their 29 hour reading, which will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with book by J. Todd Allan, music by Peter B. Allen, and lyrics by Peter B. Allen, Mathayu Warren-Lane, and J. Todd Allan. Ken Davenport will serve as Executive Producer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ari Roth
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 27, 2016

Today's subject is living his theatre life to the fullest. Ari Roth might be one of the most passionate and outspoken figures working in DC theatre. One thing is clear, he follows his passion and the result is always something extraordinary. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce Emma Rice's 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

Artistic Director Emma Rice To Leave The Globe
by Marianka Swain - Oct 25, 2016

The Globe has announced that Emma Rice will be stepping down as Artistic Director in April 2018, two years after her tenure began. In a statement, CEO Neil Constable said: 'Emma's mould-breaking work has brought our theatre new and diverse audiences, won huge creative and critical acclaim, and achieved exceptionally strong box office returns. In breaking the mould, this latest season has generated productive debate concerning the purpose and theatrical practice of the Globe, in relation to the use of sound and lighting technology within our theatre spaces. Following much deliberation and discussion, the Globe Board has concluded that from April 2018, the theatre programming should be structured around 'shared light' productions without designed sound and light rigging, which characterised a large body of The Globe's work prior to Emma's appointment.  (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Nominated for 7 Gregory Awards, Including Theatre of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Despite a budget that is literally millions of dollars less than Seattle's oldest and most established theater's, Seattle's Sound Theatre Company is nominated for 7 awards in 7 categories. Not only is Sound Theatre Company looking to win a plethora of honors on October 24th but this relatively small organization has already garnered 4 People's Choice Awards as voted on by the region's theatre-going public. The Gregory Awards hosted by Theatre Puget Sound is the regionest largest honorarium of excellence in the field of live theatre. (more...)

The Miracle of MATILDA: Learn What Shows the Creators Are Bringing to Broadway Next!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

A perfect storm of creators came together to create the show, and as BroadwayWorld prepares to say goodbye to this beautiful production, we're revisiting their work and recapping what they've been up to since 2013. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/4/2016 - ELF on Tour, FINIAN'S RAINBOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 4, 2016

This weekend's big news: ELF THE MUSICAL spreads Christmas cheer on this season's holiday tour, and FINIAN'S RAINBOW, starring Melissa Errico, opens Sunday at Irish Rep! (more...)

Daniel Goldstein Directs This Week's Readings of New Musical LOVE AND WAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The new World War II era romantic musical Love and War announces their 29 hour reading, which will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with book by J. Todd Allan, music by Peter B. Allen, and lyrics by Peter B. Allen, Mathayu Warren-Lane, and J. Todd Allan. Ken Davenport will serve as Executive Producer. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY to Launch 2017 Theatre Aspen Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Theatre Aspen announced the lineup for its 34th season today. The Hurst Theatre opens with the Tony Award-winning musical HAIRSPRAY, running in repertory with Laura Eason's popular play Sex with Strangers, and a new version of the musical The World According to Snoopy. The organization also announced the return of the Aspen Theatre Festival for new work at the end of August. (more...)

Playwrights Melisa Tien and Megan Cohen Develop New Works at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

New Dramatist playwright Melisa Tien and San Francisco-based Megan Cohen joined The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in residence this month to develop innovative stage works with the Academy's third year NY Company. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

Citizens Theatre Announces Spring 2017 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Citizens Theatre today announces a new production of Graham Greene's Travels With My Aunt, a Brexit-inspired production from the National Theatre and shows by top theatre companies Cheek by Jowl and Kneehigh in their season which runs from January - June 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for Geffen Playhouse's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jeanie Hackett. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of SCHOOL PLAY at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

antic|face today announces the full casting for the world premiere of School Play - a new play by Alex MacKeith. Co-Artistic Director of antic|face Charlie Parham directs Oliver Dench (Tom), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Lara), Gemma Fray (Mikaela), Kevin Howarth (David/Tony), Vida King (Mikaela) and Ann Ogbomo (Jo). (more...)

Peninsula Players to Stage Reading of Michael Perry's POPULATION 485
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will host the first of three play readings Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m. when it presents Michael Perry's "Population 485" at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Play Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of MARJORIE PRIME, a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, by Jordan Harrison. Featuring Vana O'Brien, Chris Harder, Linda Alper and Michael Mendelson, MARJORIE PRIME runs February 7 through March 5 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

WICKED to Fly Back to Bristol This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

WICKED returns for four weeks only from Tuesday 6 February to Saturday 3 March 2018. Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 1 February. (more...)

Digital Theatre Releases Frantic Assembly's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Digital Theatre is thrilled to announce the capture of Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's (STCSA) acclaimed production, Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell. (more...)

Magic Theatre Celebrates 50th Season with a Legacy Revival of Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Magic Theatre begins its 50th season with a legacy revival of Sam Shepard's award-winning drama Fool for Love, opening February 9th. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama's CINO NIGHTS Revives the Early Days of Off -Off Broadway in Seattle's U-District
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

For three nights in March, a former medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle's University District will transform into a makeshift theatre cafe. Inspired by Joe Cino's legendary Greenwich Village performance space, Caffe Cino, the space will house performances of six short plays from the early days of Off Off Broadway.  (more...)

Monahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Unstoppable Theater will give audiences a rare glimpse into the Seventh Circle--Hell's dingiest cabaret venue--as it presents Sean Patrick Monahan in Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL, a devilish new musical directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) that charts a high school musical nerd's descent into madness, March 23rd - April 9th at Theater for the New City's Community Space Theater. (more...)

New Dark Comedy APPENDAGE to Play Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

From February 14 to 26, Theater for the New City will present the American premiere of 'Appendage' by Irish expatriate writer Derek Murphy.  The dark comedy is staged by Mary Tierney, founder of the legendary Quaigh Lunchtime Series, in her return to the director's chair. (more...)

Caesar Satire THE CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD Coming to IRT for the Ides of March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

IRT presents Hard Sparks' THE CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Melody Bates and Rebecca Hart, directed by Joan Jubett, March 10-19 at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street) as part of the 3B Development Series*. (more...)

Casting Announced for Interrobang Theatre's FALLING Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project concludes its 2016-17 Season, exploring 'Flesh and Blood,' with the Chicago premiere of Deanna Jent's drama FALLING, one family's battle against stigma from society and each other. (more...)

Powerhouse RED Opens Next Month at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The 43rd Season of the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre - a Season of Love and Passion - continues in January with a breathtaking drama about artistic passion, commitment, and maturity. (more...)

BURIED CHILD to Extend West End Run to March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The New Group's production of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize-winning play, Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott, and starring the multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (whose credits include the first hit series of Westworld as the mysterious Man in Black, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), is now extending its critically acclaimed West End run at Trafalgar Studios until Saturday 4 March 2017. (more...)

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