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Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

2017 Obie Award-Winning ICE FACTORY FESTIVAL Comes to New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

Hang A Tale Announces SPRING READING SERIES
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

New York City-based theater company, Hang A Tale, announces its Spring Reading Series, featuring Michael Shannonand Marsha Stephanie Blake. (more...)

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

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

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

Graphic Novel-Inspired Experience and More Set for Ars Nova's 10th Annual ANT Fest; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ars Nova has announced the line-up for its 10th Annual ANT Fest (June 5-29), four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. All New Talent, all the time. (more...)

DORIAN'S CLOSET at Rep Stage - World Premiere Musical is Stunning!
by Charles Shubow - May 10, 2017

Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, DORIAN'S CLOSET is a fictionalized account of Buffalo native Dorian Corey who headed to New York City for a life as a 'female impersonator' and 'performer' and became a huge hit. One may think of such Broadway hits like LA CAGE AUX FOLLES or KINKY BOOTS which both deal with the life of male performers dressing as females. And as in those two monster hits, a musical to succeed needs one heck of a star and Director Ritsch has found such an individual in Stephen Scott Wormley who is absolutely astonishing in his role as 'Dorian' . I recall seeing his former performances in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Olney Theatre Center), HAIRSPRAY at Signature Theatre, and in the HAIRSPRAY concert version with the Baltimore Symphony where he excelled as 'Seaweed'. (more...)

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller Lend Their Voices For the Upcoming Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller, who appeared together as bosom buddies Mame and Vera in Auntie Mame at the Bay Street Theatre, will lend their voices to Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: Live From Hell. Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) will voice the manager of the dingy cabaret venue in Hell, where Desmond Channing (played by Monahan) is doomed to perform his torturous act for eternity. Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, The Elephant Man), who was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Eve Harrington in the musical Applause, will voice the grandmother of Desmond Channing (loosely inspired by the character of Eve Harrington's nemesis, Margo Channing). (more...)

Company of Fools Presents TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Company of Fools, a fledgling theatre company based in New York City, is proud to announce its inaugural production, a stripped-down, character-driven iteration of Sam Shepard's contemporary classic, True West. (more...)

IRT Theater Presents THE CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Ancient Rome looks a lot like modern America as irreverent, vivacious hosts Flora and Fawna invite you to the hottest club in the City Of Seven Hills for a sly, sexy, hilarious romp through Julius Caesar. (more...)

Company of Fools Presents TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Company of Fools, a fledgling theatre company based in New York City, is proud to announce its inaugural production, a stripped-down, character-driven iteration of Sam Shepard's contemporary classic, True West. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Hits an Emotional Note at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Villanova Theatre proudly presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical, book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and directed by Valerie Joyce. Based on Louisa May Alcott's American classic, this beloved Civil War story of love, family, and independence stands the test of time, coming to life at Villanova Theatre March 28 - April 9, 2017.   (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston to Star in MARVIN'S ROOM at Roundabout Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces the stars of the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Peninsula Players to Host Reading of Murder Mystery MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Christopher M. Walsh's 'Miss Holmes' on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces Public Reading of MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Players Theatre will present a play reading ofChristopher M. Walsh's "Miss Holmes" on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. "Miss Holmes" is a thrilling new murder mystery inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is the final offering of The Play's the Thing, a winter play reading series produced by Players for the Door County community. General seating is available; no admission fee. (more...)

LADY DAY, TRUE WEST and More Set for Rep Stage's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces its 25th anniversary season lineup of three contemporary classics-'The Heidi Chronicles,' 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill,' and 'True West'-and a world premiere play about Baltimore's eccentric Cone sisters in Susan McCully's 'All She Must Possess.' (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Theater On The Edge Extends TAPE Through March 26th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The new and upcoming Theater On The Edge is extending its run of Stephen Belber's Tape through Sunday, March 26th. (more...)

Magic Theatre Announces Cast for Paula Vogel's THE BALTIMORE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today that rehearsals have begun for the theatre's legacy revival of Paula Vogel's award-winning drama The Baltimore Waltz. Previews begin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, March 29. (more...)

Performances Added to CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD at IRT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Hard Sparks gives the ancients a twist with a pair of shows in rep: Melody Bates and Rebecca Hart's The Cabaret at the End of the World (directed by Joan Jubett), set in a nightclub in Julius Caesar-era Rome; and Bob Bartlett's Bareback Ink (directed by David Drake), a modern queer update of the Ganymede myth, set in a tattoo shop. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Caesar Satire THE CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD Coming to IRT for the Ides of March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 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...)

Magic Theatre's 2017 Gala to Honor Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel and Taylor Mac
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Magic Theatre announced today that the theatre's 50thanniversary gala fundraiser will be held at the Minnesota Street Project on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Magic Theatre Celebrates 50th Season with a Legacy Revival of Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 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...)

Open Stage of Harrisburg Founders Donald and Anne Alsedek Are Retiring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Open Stage of Harrisburg announced today that theatre mainstays Anne and Don Alsedek will retire June 30, 2017, at the conclusion of the theatre's 31st season. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, FALLING will play March 17 - April 16, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm. (more...)

Arizona Executive Home on Horse Property Real Estate Auction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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Arizona Executive Home on Horse Property Real Estate Auction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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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...)

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT Returns to Citizens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Giles Havergal's internationally celebrated adaptation of Graham Greene's novel, Travels With My Aunt, returns to the Citizens Theatre where it was first performed in 1989, from 3 - 20 May directed by Phillip Breen. (more...)

Initial Casting Revealed for Milwaukee Rep's 2017-18 Season, Featuring Dael Orlandersmith, OUR TOWN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2017/18 Season is filled with timeless classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals spanning 13 productions in four theaters. While casting is heavily underway for all shows, here is a first glimpse into what audiences can look forward to next season.  Complete casting and creative teams to be announced soon. (more...)


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Han Ong's GRANDEUR World Premiere at Magic Theatre to Feature Carl Lumbly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

 Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Han Ong's World Premiere GRANDEUR. (more...)

The Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands to Compose Original Music for LIFE OF GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

BAFTA winner Joe Wright's production of Brecht's masterwork Life of Galileo will be accompanied by an original score composed by Tom Rowlands, founding member of the English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers. Joe and Tom first collaborated on the 2011 feature film, Hanna.  (more...)

Han Ong's GRANDEUR World Premiere at Magic Theatre to feature Carl Lumbly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Han Ong's World Premiere GRANDEUR. Previews begin on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, June 7. (more...)

True West Founder Russ Tolman Announces Solo Career Retrospective 'Compass & Map'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Whether it's tender acoustic ballads or blistering rock guitar rave-ups, Los Angeles-based-via San Francisco, singer/songwriter/guitarist, Russ Tolman, has developed a reputation for crafting some of the most literate and poignant music in underground rock. (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 24, 2017

Today's subjects, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, are most commonly associated with one particular Broadway show – Rent. This Friday night, April 28th, you can see them join forces once again at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, and it promises to be a really good time. It may also introduce you other aspects of their theatre lives since that groundbreaking 1990s musical. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Appleton, WI (more...)

LOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for the Houston premiere of Lobby Hero, written by acclaimed playwright and Manchester by the Sea's Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan.  (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for BUILDING THE WALL at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nom. The Kentucky Cycle), will make its New York premiere beginning performances on Friday, May 12th at 8:00 pm and opening on Sunday, May 21st at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017.     (more...)

Photo Flash: Ed Harris, Taylor Mac and More Celebrate Magic Theatre's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Magic Theatre's 50th anniversary gala fundraiser was held on Friday, April 7, at the Minnesota Street Project and celebrated 50 years of artistic trailblazing by honoring the theatre's previous Artistic Directors (including founder John Lion and successors Harvey Seifter, Larry Eilenberg, Mame Hunt, Chris Smith and current Artistic Director Loretta Greco). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

VIDEO: Ed Harris Talks Sam Shepard at Magic Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Arrivals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Magic Theatre's 50th anniversary gala fundraiser was held on Friday, April 7, at the Minnesota Street Project and celebrated 50 years of artistic trailblazing by honoring the theatre's previous Artistic Directors (including founder John Lion and successors Harvey Seifter, Larry Eilenberg, Mame Hunt, Chris Smith and current Artistic Director Loretta Greco). Hear what Ed Harris and others had to say during the arrivals for the event in the video below! (more...)

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