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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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Adam Szymkowicz, Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen and Josefina Lopez Tapped for Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce three additional Traveling Masters events for the fall: Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar), Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen (Tuck Everlasting), and Josefina Lopez (Real Women Have Curves). (more...)

Jose Rivera to Make Special Appearance at INTAR's THE MAIDS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

INTAR has announced that the 2016-'17 Season will kick off with the world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet.  Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams with Special Appearance by Jose Rivera (September 29 to October 9th only).  (more...)

Jose Rivera Makes Special Appearance at INTAR's THE MAIDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

INTAR's 2016-'17 Season kicks off with the world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet. Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams with Special Appearance by Jose Rivera (tonight, September 29, to October 9th only). (more...)

BWW Takes a First Look at the World Premiere of THE MAIDS, by José Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

INTAR will kick off the 2016-'17 Season tonight with the world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet.  Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams with Special Appearance by Jose Rivera (September 29 to October 9th only). (more...)

Peter Brook Brings the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

With Battlefield, Peter Brook and his internationally renowned team -- Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere -- revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production captivated the theater world-and inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). (more...)

BWW Review: Schmeater's TRUMP THE KING Mimics Current Political Events a Bit Too Much
by Jay Irwin - Sep 26, 2016

It would be fairly difficult to not know what's going on with the political campaign these days especially all the asinine things a certain candidate keeps saying which have been fodder for every news cycle and comedian for months. So I guess it was just a matter of time before we get a bit of theater about him which we have with Theater Schmeater's world premiere play of Nick Edwards' "TRUMP The KING or POTUS DRUMPH: Another Sh**ty Adaptation of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi which May or May Not Resonate with a Contemporary American Audience". And while the show offered up a few laughs I mostly walked away with two major problems with the piece, one structural and one personal (which others may well encounter too) but we'll get to those. (more...)

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

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

Firehouse to Tackle Truth in UBU 84 This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

What do toilet brushes, thought police, green candles, and the Ministry of Truth have in common? The revolutionary imaginations of Alfred Jarry (Ubu ROI) and George Orwell (1984) are blended together in a hybrid mash-up of two classics about power, hunger, corruption, and obscenity. (more...)

Photo Flash Firehouse Theatre Presents UBU 84
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Privacy. Torture. Love. Gluttony. Truth. War. Hunger. Flatulence. 2+2=5. Just in time for the final sprint to the finish line in the presidential election race, Firehouse presents this world premiere hybrid mash-up from the revolutionary imaginations of Alfred Jarry (Ubu ROI) and George Orwell (1984) about power, corruption...and obscenity. Firehouse's world premiere of Ubu 84 will be adapted and directed by James Ricks. (more...)

Adam Szymkowicz, Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen and Josefina Lopez Tapped for Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce three additional Traveling Masters events for the fall: Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar), Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen (Tuck Everlasting), and Josefina Lopez (Real Women Have Curves). (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

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

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

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Norfolk (more...)

Witness Relocation Presents THE LOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Witness Relocation's The Loon is an all new, evening length, knock-down-drag-out, dance/theatre show based in part on "Voices of the Loon" (an educational record released by the Audubon Society in 1980); the work of sociologist Erving Goffman; "At Home" - Bill Bryson's study of the history of domestic life; party games; and what happens when the festivities go very late into the night/next morning. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma il Musical 'Evita'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma (Sede Culturale Ambasciata Argentina in Italia) il Musical  'Evita' con Malika Ayane, regia di Massimo Romeo Piparo. (more...)

INTAR Extends World Premiere of THE MAIDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) is proud to announce that the acclaimed world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet, will extend until October 30th.  Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams.  THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera is presented in association with One-Eighth Theater (founded by its Artistic Directors Daniel Irizarry and Laura Butler Rivera), which is continuing its residency at INTAR Theatre.  THE MAIDS was developed, in part, with assistance from the Orchard Project, a program of The Exchange (Ari Edelson, Artistic Director Dean Strober, Executive Director, www.exchangenyc.org). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Norfolk (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Norfolk (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Rezza-Mastrella's PITECUS Begins Tonight at LaMaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

LaMaMa will present the US premiere of Pitecus by Rezza-Mastrella (Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza), resident artists of Italy's renowned experimental theatre Teatro Vascello for a limited engagement from tonight, October 13, through October 16, 2016. (more...)

La Mama Presents US Premiere of PITECUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

LaMaMa is proud to present the US premiere of Pitecus by RezzaMastrella (Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza), resident artists of Italy's renowned experimental theatre Teatro Vascello for a limited engagement from October 13 - October 16, 2016. La MaMa has had a long-standing relationship with Teatro Vascello since the 1970's, and this production is the first time the company has been back since 2000. (more...)

Festival Verdi 2016 Set for Parma and Busseto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Tradition, a desire to embrace the new and the ever increasing international profile are the predominant features of the 2016 edition of the Festival Verdi in Parma and Busseto. This year's festival, returning for the month of October (www.festivalverdi.it), will be dedicated to the German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller, who has always been a source of inspiration and subject matter for Italian composers throughout time, including above all Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

Casting And Further Tour Dates Announced For The World Premiere Of David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Today, Les Petits Theatre Company have announced the full cast and ten further tour dates for the world premiere of the stage adaptation of David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon. The cast includes Dominic Allen, Alice Bounce, Caroline Bowman, Owen Jenkins and Rosie Nicholls. (more...)

Cutting Ball presents HEDDA GABLER This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Two years after his Bay Area debut directing Cutting Ball's explosive production of Ubu Roi, Yury Urnov returns this winter to tackle Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, Hedda Gabler, translated by Paul Walsh. Featured in the title role is Britney Frazier, who last performed at Cutting Ball in Superheroes in 2014. Hedda Gabler opens in previews on January 19 and runs through February 26, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m. The press opening will take place the following Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online at cuttingball.com/productions/hedda-gabler or by phone at 415-525-1205.  (more...)

BRANCACCINO, Muta Imago, 25-27 novembre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Debutta in prima nazionale, 25, 26 novembre ore 20.00 e 27 novembre ore 18.00, al Teatro Brancaccino, BARTLEBY, secondo capitolo della trilogia 'Racconti americani' ideato dalla compagnia Muta Imago, co-prodotto con il Festival Notafee (Estonia), con la regia di Claudia Sorace, la drammaturgia sonora e voce narrante di Riccardo Fazi, il video di Maria Elena Fusacchia e la musica originale di V. L. Wildpanner. (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...)

UBU SINGS UBU Set for Sunday at the Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ubu Sings Ubu is a sexy, face-melting mash up of underground rock show and absurdist theater featuring ten songs by cult band Pere Ubu. Definitely NSFW! (more...)

2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to Wow the Windy City This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, riding the wake of its inaugural success in 2015, is returning to wow the Windy City again, January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

Theatre Announces Original Take on Absurdist Classic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Pointless Theatre is proud to announce our take on one of the iconic works of the early avant-garde: King Ubu, opening December 11 in the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint.  (more...)

UBU SINGS UBU at the Highline Ballroom 11/20!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Ubu Sings Ubu is a sexy, face-melting mash up of underground rock show and absurdist theater featuring ten songs by cult band Pere Ubu. Definitely NSFW! (more...)

Sarah Ball, Michael Feast and More Announced for Lyric Hammersmith's SEVENTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Seventeen. Sarah Ball will be playing Lizzy, Michael Feast will be playing Mike, Mike Grady will be playing Ronny, Diana Hardcastle will be playing Jess, Margot Leicester will be playing Emilia and Richard Cordery will be playing Tom. (more...)

Jemma Kahn is Back at the Alexander Upstairs with IN BOCCA AL LUPO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

What could follow The Epicene Butcher and We Didn't Come to Hell for the Croissants? In bocca al lupo, Jemma Kahn's third kamishibai show: a graphic and candid and whimsical journey across three continents, using four story boxes, one giant cicada, a naked Catholic (or two) and one golden surprise. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs February 28 - March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Bench Presents Dragonflies Theatre's THE HIV MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Dragonflies Theatre's new production returns in 2017, exploring HIV amongst gay men. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

What is newsworthy? What lives have value? Does ambition compromise morals? MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins explores these questions and more in Gloria. Directed by Evan Cabnet, Gloria made its Off-Broadway debut in 2015 at the Vineyard Theater. The complete cast and creative team reunite for the Chicago premiere at the Goodman. (more...)

Chicago Slam Works to Stage Anti-Valentine's Day Farce NEVERMIND, IT'S NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre announces the World Premiere of 'Nevermind, It's Nothing,' as a cure for a Valentine's Day hangover running Feb. 17 - March 24 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Chickenshed Takes to 1980's Italy with TRUMPETS AND RASPBERRIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Revolving around a real political figure, Gianni Agnelli, this fictional plot mixes satire with a strong political message. When wealthy Agnelli is injured in a failed kidnap attempt, he is rescued by humble Antonio, one of his employees. Antonio flees the scene when people start shooting at him, leaving his jacket on Agnelli's body. The rich and influential Agnelli is taken to hospital in Antonio's jacket, where he mistakenly has his face reconstructed in the poor Antonio's likeness. Chaotic confusion ensues as Antonio finds himself the chief suspect in a kidnap plot - against himself! (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's GLORIA Adds Two Performances at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Audiences have two more opportunities to see the Chicago premiere of Gloria - a 'shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest play' (Chicago Tribune) and 'tantalizing, darkly comic expose of ambition and egoism' (Daily Herald) by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Continues 2016-2017 Season with CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Constellations, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Rosen. When it comes to this multi-dimensional love story, just how much is written in the stars?  Marianne and Roland's relationship unfolds across time and space in this spellbinding, heartbreaking look at life and love at the intersection of choice and destiny, written by Nick Payne. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the 56th Season of Utah Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

OLIVER REED: WILD THING Returns to London Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Following runs at the Edinburgh Festival, a UK tour and an acclaimed London run, this tour-de-force show returns by popular demand to the King's Head Theatre in 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Pointless Theatre's KING UBU A Riotous Middle Finger for the Holidays
by Andrew White - Dec 19, 2016

If you've had enough of the holiday cheer and are in desperate need of a chaotic romp, you could do a whole lot worse than Pointless Theatre's whimsical production of Alfred Jarry's anarchic satire, King Ubu. Decked out in costumer Ivania Stack's fuzzy, teddy-bear pajamas, the cast crackles with the energy of the cocky, petulant high-schooler that Jarry once was. The result is a 2-hour tour of Shakespeare as interpreted by a drug-addled adolescent. (more...)

Flux to Premiere Adam Szymkowicz's Gender-Bending Tale of Robin Hood, MARIAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Flux Theatre Ensemble will present the world premiere of Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood by Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar, Ubu, Pretty Theft) January 28 - February 11 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, Ste. 1E, New York, NY 10014). (more...)

Israeli Stage Announces Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre, is proud to announce Season 7! The season will feature two plays presented as Staged Reading in Fall 2016, Olivier Award Nominee Joshua Sobol: In Residence at Israeli Stage in March/April of 2017 and Israeli Stage's Third Full Theatrical Production, Days of Atonement by former Playwright-in-Residence Hanna Azoulay-Hasfari. Dialogue Reflections led by local thinkers, authors and artist will follow all performances. (more...)

Peter Brook to Bring the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

With Battlefield, Peter Brook and his internationally renowned team -- Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere -- revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production captivated the theater world-and inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). (more...)

Firehouse to Tackle Truth in UBU 84 This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

What do toilet brushes, thought police, green candles, and the Ministry of Truth have in common? The revolutionary imaginations of Alfred Jarry (Ubu ROI) and George Orwell (1984) are blended together in a hybrid mash-up of two classics about power, hunger, corruption, and obscenity. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Kicks Off Their 53rd Season With THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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