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Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue Book Club in 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

As a part of their Synergy Series, The Gulfshore Playhouse Book Club will continue in the 2014-2015 Season. The Book Club will focus on titles that relate to the themes being shown on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage throughout the season. From October 2014 to April 2015, he Gulfshore Playhouse will focus on 6 books, with one meeting to discuss each book. The genre of books will vary based on the play that is concurrently in production, and may include fiction, non-fiction, plays, and educational titles. (more...)

PepsiCo And The Nature Conservancy Partner To Increase Recycling And Protect Drinking Water
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

PURCHASE, N.Y. and ARLINGTON, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ It's a familiar sight. People pull into a gas station or convenience store and have no option other than trash cans to dispose of empty, recyclable beverage containers. Now, PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancythe world's largest conservation organizationare joining forces to help alleviate this problem while encouraging consumers to recycle more often to help protect drinking water sources throughout the U.S. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Present NNPN Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, proudly presents the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of Colossal by playwright Andrew Hinderaker September 3 - 28, 2014 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Colossal is a recipient of a 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award and a winner of The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. (more...)

The Gaslight Theater Presents VENUS IN FUR, 8/1-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

This play examines the roles of dominance in life. Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress-oddly enough, named Vanda. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director, Thomas, is less than impressed. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Begins Rehearsals for Theresa Rebeck's THE UNDERSTUDY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Everyman Theatre began rehearsals today for the 2014/15 season opener, The Understudy. Theresa Rebeck's comedic look into the backstage world of show biz runs from August 27th through September 28th. The three-person cast features Everyman Resident Company Members Clinton Brandhagen, Danny Gavigan and Beth Hylton. Joseph W. Ritsch makes his Everyman directorial debut with the production. (more...)

Paul McCartney Composing Score for Bungie's Upcoming Video Game DESTINY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

According to The New York Times, Paul McCartney's been hard at work while bringing his 'Out There' tour from coast to coast. The former Beatle has been a long-time collaborator on Bungie and Activision's latest sci-fi video game, the highly-anticipated DESTINY, hitting shelves on September 9. (more...)

BULRUSHER OPENS 8/23-24 at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble present the Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bulrusher, written by Eisa Davis and directed by Nataki Garrett. The show opens on 8pm on August 23rd and 3pm August 24th. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW BOTH PERFORMANCES. Runs 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through September 28, 2014 at the Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ONCE!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ONCE below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners Announced for 2014 WICKED Young Writers' Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The Wicked Young Writers' Award today announced its winners for 2014 at a prestigious ceremony at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, home of the award-winning musical WICKED. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

House Theatre of Chicago's SEASON ON THE LINE Will Now Open 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago presents Season on the Line, the first production of the company's 13th season, at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Friday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Oct. 26. (more...)

Kim Ehly's 'Baby GirL' Makes NYC Debut at NY International Fringe Festival 8/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Kutumba Theatre Project, in association with The Present Company, will present the New York premiere of Baby GirL, as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, August 8-24. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Presents Diana Sheehan in FULL GALLOP, 8/11-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced its production of Full Gallop, produced by WaterTower Theatre, August 9-31, 2014. The WaterTower Theatre production of Full Gallop will be directed by Terry Martin and stars Diana Sheehan as Diana Vreeland. The production opens Monday, August 11. (more...)

MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, Starring Cherry Jones, Enters Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, the new play by Sarah Treem ("House of Cards," "In Treatment"), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), begins the final week of its run today, Tuesday, August 5 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Shakespeare & Young Company to Stage MARINA AND LOVE DANCE, 8/13 & 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Shakespeare & Young Company brings merriment, madness, tragedy and passion to the outdoor Rose Footprint Theatre with two original performances -- Marina and Love Dance -- short vignettes compiled from scenes of Shakespeare's work. The performers are acting students aged 16-20 who come from schools across the United States including, The Drama Studio in Springfield, The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School in South Hadley, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, Arkansas State University and Bard College at Simons Rock. Shows are Wednesday, August 13 and Friday, August 15, both at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Steep Theatre's 14th Season to Feature Regional Premieres and Directors Jonathan Berrie, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Steep Theatre's upcoming Fourteenth Season features a slate of four premieres directed by a lineup of Chicago's hottest directors. Steep Artistic Associates Jonathan Berry, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt, who have accounted for some of Steep's most memorable shows in recent years, return home to direct this season. (more...)

ETHEL Presents 10th Anniversary NACAP Events, 8/14-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The nationally acclaimed string quartet ETHEL commemorates a decade serving as the Ensemble-in-Residence of the Grand Canyon Music Festival's Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP). Since 2005, ETHEL has been extending the gift of music to the underserved and rural communities of the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations. To date, ETHEL's residency has impacted almost 18,000 students, premiered over 150 works by Native American children, and touched more than 15 schools throughout Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. (See below for more details.) (more...)

New Video Promo For SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGERE
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 27, 2014

A brand new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON, titled SAILOR MOON PETITE ETRANGERE, is currently running in Tokyo and pre-orders for a DVD edition are now being taken at the theater, while a livestream is set for next month, as well. (more...)

Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO to Begin Performances Next Month at The Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TALK RADIO beginning September 12th, with the Opening Night set for Tuesday, September 16th at The Chain Theatre. Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, TALK RADIO is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain's two-hour broadcast as he's being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel's. Barry's jousts with his unseen callers-ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal-are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer. (more...)

Wilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wilde Awards 2014 Ceremony will be taking place September 22nd and hosted by EncoreMichigan.com. (more...)

A KURT WEILL CABARET Comes to No Exit Cafe, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Theo Ubique artistic director Fred Anzevino and musical director Jeremy Ramey, who teamed up for the company's Jeff-award Best Musical winner The Light in the Piazza as well as Aspects of Love and Master Class, are collaborating on this collection of songs by the German born classical composer-turned-Broadway-songsmith Kurt Weill, running September 19 to October 19, 2014. (more...)

Jenny Sullivan to Direct Tom Dugan's WIESENTHAL; Complete Creative Team Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart) and Karyl Lynn Burns (The Best is Yet to Come) present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal begins performances October 24 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Opening night is November 5. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with COLOSSAL Playwright Andrew Hinderaker
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Olney Theatre Center will present the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of Colossal by playwright Andrew Hinderaker, September 3 - 28, 2014 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Colossal is a recipient of a 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award and a winner of The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. Go behind the scenes with the playwright in the video below! (more...)

New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGERE, Set For Shanghai Premiere In 2015
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 23, 2014

A fresh stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON, titled SAILOR MOON PETITE ETRANGERE, is currently running in Tokyo and is officially confirmed for a production in Shanghai next year according to a new announcement. (more...)

New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGERE, Set For DVD & Livestream
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 22, 2014

A brand new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON, titled SAILOR MOON PETITE ETRANGERE, is currently running in Tokyo and pre-orders for a DVD edition are now being taken at the theater, while a livestream is set for next month, as well. (more...)

First Look At New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGERE
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 21, 2014

A flashy new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON, titled SAILOR MOON PETITE ETRANGERE, is currently running in Tokyo and a first look at the production is now available to view via a series of production photos. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue 40th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with Shakespeare's comic exploration of love in all its glory and madness, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Shana Cooper, with movement by Erika Chong Shuch. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from September 3 through September 28. (more...)

Peter Story's MEN ARE FROM MARS…WOMEN ARE FROM VENUE to Return to Duke Energy Center, 10/31-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story, is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray, will play Duke Energy Center, October 31 - November 1, 2014. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM and More Set for ICT's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

International City Theatre trumpets its 30th Anniversary in 2015 with a season of five plays celebrating famous people, fiery stories and fun adventures. One of the few theaters in Los Angeles that has successfully made the step up from a 99-seat venue to a mid-sized, Equity House, ICT is Long Beach's resident professional theater company at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Peter Story Explains It All: MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS - LIVE!
by Finny (Amanda Finn) - Aug 18, 2014

"We're talking about sex." (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature Works by Alan Ayckbourn, David Ives & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2015 season, featuring a celebration of playwright Arthur Miller's centennial, as well as plays by Alan Ayckbourn, David Ives, and C. P. Taylor, to be staged next year from May through October. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, 2015 will mark the Connecticut professional theater's 85th season. (more...)

Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse placed the play in a women's prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of 'who owns Shakespeare?' In one of the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one of their students, a girl, speak in public for the first time. It couldn't end there. (more...)

POE, Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce the 2014 fall schedule of events at The Colonial Theatre, The Garage and The Unicorn Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase to members and passholders on August 15 and to the general public on August 19. (more...)

MTC's Stargate Theatre Company to Present WEATHERING THE STORM, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Stargate Theatre Company, a project of Manhattan Theatre Club's Education Department will perform an original piece, Weathering the Storm, this Saturday, August 16th at 4:00PM and 7:00PM at MTC- Stage II at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). Each performance will last 30 minutes and will be followed by a talkback onstage with the performer-writers. After the 7:00PM talkback, there will be a brief reception in the theatre lobby. (more...)

Lego Sculptor Nathan Sawaya's THE ART OF THE BRICK Exhibition to Open on Brick Lane Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Old Truman Brewery -- East London's revolutionary arts and media quarter -- will host Nathan Sawaya's world renowned exhibition The Art of the Brick for a limited season this autumn. Over seventy five art sculptures created from more than a million LEGO bricks will be on display in the capital from Friday 26 September 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Open 15th Season with DOUBT, 9/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Stoneham Theatre opens its 15th season with Doubt, John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, featuring Karen MacDonald and Gabriel Kuttner in the two lead roles. Performances run from September 11-28 at Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main Street in Stoneham. (more...)

BLUEBERRY HILL, SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SIXTY, CAPTAIN LOUIE JR. and More Set for JPAS's 37th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Please join us as we continue to bring the best in live entertainment and much more! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

Venus Pool Club to Host Fantasy Football Parties with VIP Packages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Strips' premier adults-only daytime experience Venus Pool Club within Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace welcomes football fans and partygoers alike as they gather with their fantasy football leagues poolside and indulge in unrivaled VIP packages. Now through Sunday, Sept. 14 guests can kick off football season in style as the European destination hosts the ultimate game day offerings. The Fantasy Football Package includes a VIP Luxury Cabana equipped with TVs, a premium draft board with player stickers and a draft hostess while offering two-for-one bottle specials and bucket specials daily. (more...)

MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins rehearsals today. The limited engagement will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). THE COUNTRY HOUSE is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Jon Egging Joins Bayou City's NEW GIRL IN TOWN; Charles Krohn Departs Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Jon L. Egging has joined the cast of Bayou City Concert Musicals' production of the 1957 George Abbott musical version of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, New Girl in Town. Egging replaces Charles Krohn, who had to drop out of the production because of a knee injury. (more...)

World Premiere of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER Opens in Chicago on 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Mill returns to Chicago with a new theatrical adaptation of the classic Feminist short story The Yellow Wallpaper, written in the 1890s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This modern adaptation by Lorelei Sturm features the poetic language of the literary work brought to life using innovative movement based staging. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse's Second Annual New Works Festival Set for 9/1-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will begin their 2014-2015 season with their Second Annual New Works Festival, to take place September 1-7, 2014. The week-long festival will bring together a tram of actors and directors, and will allow each of the four playwrights the opportunity to hone their play and then present their work to an audience in a staged reading. (more...)

MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! to Play Broadway Playhouse this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story, a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray, will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) October 14 -19, 2014. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. (more...)

Austin Playhouse to Stage TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

A Tony nominee for Best Play, Time Stands Still is a witty, intelligent examination of the power of war against the backdrop of the homefront. Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist, share a passion for the adrenaline rush that comes from reporting stories in the world's deadliest war zones. When the realities of combat become too much for James, a rift begins to form between them. After Sarah is wounded in a bomb blast in Iraq, she is forced to return home to James and the safety, and comparative boredom, of New York. Her struggle to adapt to life in the States is contrasted with the life of her mentor, Richard, who is happily embarking on a more conventional path with a much younger woman. (more...)

BWW TV: Barnes and Noble Goes Broadway! Steven Sorrentino Talks the LABN Program
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge recently stopped by the Upper East Side store (150 East 86th Street), where he chatted with Director of Author Promotions and Special Events, Steven Sorrentino about all of the store's latest offerings for theatre-loving guests. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID with Cherry Jones & Zoe Kazan Ends Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of When We Were Young and Unafraid, the new play by Sarah Treem ('House of Cards,' 'In Treatment'), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), ends its run today, Sunday, August 10. The show has played 29 preview performances and 64 regular performances. (more...)

South African Isango Ensemble Headed to Shakespeare Theatre Company this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company brings two productions by the Isango Ensemble to Washington, D.C., as part of STC's 2014-2015 Presentation Series. The Isango Ensemble's unique performances reset Western theatre classics within a South African township, utilizing music, dance and elements of South African heritage. The Ensemble will perform an adaption of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute- Impempe Yomlingo and Shakespeare's epic love poem Venus and Adonis in repertory at the Lansburgh Theatre September 12-21, 2014. Tickets for non-subscribers will be available starting August 1, when individual tickets for the 2014-2015 STC Season go on sale. (more...)

South Coast Repertory Announces Production Calendar, August through November 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The South Coast Repertory Announces their Production Calendar spanning August through November 2014. Their productions include PETER PAN, THE TEMPEST, Venus IN FUR, ZEALOT, CHARLOTTE'S WEB, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. For more information, read below. (more...)

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