Sarah Stiles, Jake Epstein, Emily Padgett and More Join NAMT's 2015 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS; Final Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced final casting for the 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

NAMT's Starry 2015 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place today, October 15 and tomorrow, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

WaterTower Theatre to Stage SEXY LAUNDRY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin is set to direct the Michele Riml comedy SEXY LAUNDRY, which will be presented on the Main Stage November 20 - December 13, 2015. Veteran actors Wendy Welch and Bob Hess will co-star as Alice and Henry. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards Update 11/27 - Ed Morvant, Robert Sturcken Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

DOUBT Opens Tonight at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Writers Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by William Brown. The show runs now through July 19, 2015 at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are tonight, May 6 and tomorrow, May 7. (more...)

A PLAY ABOUT THE RAMONES Comes to Bootleg Theater This July
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Ramones are coming back to Los Angeles! JOHN ROSS BOWIE's play, A PLAY ABOUT THE RAMONES, tells the legendary story of when the Ramones recorded their fifth album, End of the Century, with infamous producer Phil Spector. This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Ramone's 1976 debut album. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/31/2015
by BWW - May 31, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/31/2015 for New Orleans (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/24/2015
by BWW - May 24, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/24/2015 for New Orleans (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 5/17/2015
by BWW - May 17, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/17/2015 for New Orleans (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company to Present 'WEIRD TALES', 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will conclude its Inaugural Season with Tennessee Williams: Weird Tales, a collection of three unique Tennessee Williams one-act plays. The night will feature the rarely produced Steps Must Be Gentle as well as two World Premiere Williams plays: Ivan's Widow and The Strange Play. Opening weekend will coincide with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival is set to be held from Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd. Scroll down to see the full list of events, as well as additional April performances! (more...)

John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Theater luminaries John Patrick Shanley, Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Martin Sherman, Brenda Currin, John Lahr, John Waters, Bryan Batt and Joel Vig are just a few of the illustrious headliners who will participate in the 29th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, this week, March 25-29, 2015. (more...)

New American Theatre to Premiere 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Award winning Broadway director Steve Zuckerman and noted playwright, screen and television writer John Bunzel are tapped by The New American Theatre Artistic Director Jack Stehlin to offer Los Angeles a 'first look' at the new comedy 63 TRILLION, opening at the Odyssey Theatre on April 25, 2015. (more...)

Raven Theatre Stages Free Reading of Horton Foote's COURTSHIP Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Raven Theatre Company's exploration of Horton Foote will continue with its free reading of Foote's Courtship, the fifth of nine plays in the writer's The Orphans' Home Cycle, a series of plays based on the life of Foote's father between the years 1902 and 1928. (more...)

Raven Theatre's First Five-Show Season to Include Midwest Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Following its artistic and popular successes of the past 12 months, which included multiple Jeff nominations for The Playboy of the Western World, praise for the rarely produced Vieux Carre by Tennessee Williams, universal acclaim for All My Sons and the Chicago premiere of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, Raven Theatre will produce a five-show subscription season for the first time in the company's 33-year history. Three of the subscription-season plays will be performed on the company's 140-seat East Stage and two will be played in its intimate 60-seat studio, the West Stage. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre's DINNER WITH FRIENDS Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

When couples break up, the only thing people can agree on is that there are three sides to every story, so says Rene' J.F. Piazza, director of Dinner With Friends, Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play opening at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre today, March 20. The production is about two married couples whose comfortable routines are shaken to the core by divorce. (more...)

Raven Theatre to Stage Free Reading of Horton Foote's COURTSHIP, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Raven Theatre Company's exploration of Horton Foote will continue with its free reading of Foote's Courtship, the fifth of nine plays in the writer's The Orphans' Home Cycle, a series of plays based on the life of Foote's father between the years 1902 and 1928. (more...)

The BLUEBARN Theatre to Present Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to present the regional premiere of THE CHRISTIANS by Lucas Hnath. (more...)

Hartford Stage Names Elizabeth Williamson New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak has promoted Elizabeth Williamson, currently Senior Dramaturg and Director of New Play Development for the Tony Award-winning theatre, to the position of Associate Artistic Director. She replaces Maxwell Williams, now Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of Tennessee Williams' BABY DOLL Set for Fountain Theatre, 7/16-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

This summer, L.A. audiences get to see a brand new play by Tennessee Williams. Simon Levy directs the West Coast premiere of Baby Doll, adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann from the 1956 Academy Award-nominated film of the same name - the first-ever Williams Estate-approved adaptation of this Williams screenplay. Baby Doll opens at the Fountain Theatre on July 16, starring Daniel Bess, Karen Kondazian, Lindsay LaVanchy, John Prosky and George Roland. (more...)

Tennessee Williams' KINGDOM OF EARTH Set for Odyssey Theatre, 7/15-8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Tennessee Williams aficionados will have the chance to view one of his lesser-known works in a rare Los Angeles production this summer. Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot) directs Susan Priver, Brian Burke and Daniel Felix de Weldon in Kingdom of Earth, a darkly comic psychodrama set to open July 15 as a guest production, presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger, at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Griffin Theatre Company Wins Big at Chicago's 42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

June 8, 2015 - Chicago, IL. "The Wild Party," a dark, sensual, wanton musical, and "Men Should Weep," a tale of a disordered Scottish tenement household, took home top honors Monday, June 8, at Park West during the 42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre. Bailiwick Chicago's musical of Michael LaChiusa's "The Wild Party" led all musical nominees with eight awards, and Griffin Theatre's "Men Should Weep" led play nominees with three awards. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre & Mid-City Theatre to Host City-Wide Auditions, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Southern Rep Theatre and Mid-City Theatre will host city-wide open auditions for actors, singers, and actor-musicians at Mid-City Theatre (3540 Toulouse Street, New Orleans) on Saturday, June 27th from 10AM to 3PM. Parking will be available on the street or in the Theatre parking lot. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 6/07/2015
by BWW - Jun 7, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/07/2015 for New Orleans (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre & Mid-City Theatre Host City-Wide Auditions Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Southern Rep Theatre and Mid-City Theatre will host city-wide open auditions for actors, singers, and actor-musicians at Mid-City Theatre (3540 Toulouse Street, New Orleans) today, June 27th from 10AM to 3PM. Parking will be available on the street or in the Theatre parking lot. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre to Present Regional Premiere of THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF DARK ALLEY This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, in partnership with Jackie Alexander Productions, presents the regional premiere of The High Priestess of Dark Alley, July 7 - 24, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF DARK ALLEY at Le Petit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, in partnership with Jackie Alexander Productions, presents the regional premiere of The High Priestess of Dark Alley, now through July 24, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DEAD SHOT MARY to Open Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The extraordinary true story of one of the first female detectives in the New York City Police Department comes to life in the NYC premiere of DEAD SHOT MARY, written by Robert K. Benson and directed by Stephen Kaliski. Produced by R&R Productions, DEAD SHOT MARY begins performances on Friday, September 9 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 15. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 1/25/2015
by BWW - Jan 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/25/2015 for New Orleans (more...)

BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Astounds at Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre
by Tara Bennett - Jan 23, 2015

The sheer power of rock could be heard in the French Quarter last Friday evening as punchy drum beats, attacking guitars and warm piano notes became the backdrop of the greatest story ever told. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company to Stage Tennessee Williams' VIEUX CARRE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the first production of its 2016 season, Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carré. Directed by Jeremy Lelliott, there will be one preview performance on February 12 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, February 13 at 8pm. Vieux Carré will play through March 12 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 1/18/2015
by BWW - Jan 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/18/2015 for New Orleans (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards Winners Announced - Dani de Waal, Adam Garst and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 New Orleans winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 1/11/2015
by BWW - Jan 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/11/2015 for New Orleans (more...)

John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More to Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 3/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theater luminaries John Patrick Shanley, Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Martin Sherman, Brenda Currin, John Lahr, John Waters, Bryan Batt and Joel Vig are just a few of the illustrious headliners who will participate in the 29th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 25-29, 2015. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre's DINNER WITH FRIENDS to Open 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

When couples break up, the only thing people can agree on is that there are three sides to every story, so says Rene' J.F. Piazza, director of Dinner With Friends, Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play opening at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre on March 20. The production is about two married couples whose comfortable routines are shaken to the core by divorce. (more...)

EgoPo's Classic Theater's 2014-15 American Giants Festival Continues with STAIRS TO THE ROOF, Now thru 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

EgoPo Classic Theater's 2014-15 American Giants Festival continues with the Philadelphia premiere of Tennessee Williams' rarely-seen early play, Stairs to the Roof, running today, February 11-March 1 at the Latvian Society, with press opening on Friday, February 13. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards - Adam Garst, Diana DeGarmo Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards Update - Ed Morvant Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards Update - Elizabeth Burris, Adam Garst Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Frances Black Projects Presents THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Frances Black Projects presents The Most Beautiful Thing in the World. Written and performed by Gabriel Levey, co-created with Kate Tarker, directed by Carter Gill and designed by Paul Lieber. This weekend, April 9-12 at Cloud City, 85 North 1stStreet, Brooklyn. Tickets are $18 and available online atwww.francesblackprojects.com. (more...)

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage to Close Season with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2014/2015 season with 'Little Shop of Horrors' the hit rock musical comedy about a hapless florist shop worker, the girl of his dreams and one very voracious plant. With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. Performances are April 17-May 3, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, at The Melissa & Doug Theatre at The New MTC, 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Jones New York and Nine West Outlet) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets range from $30-$50 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

DOUBT Begins Tonight at the Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Writers Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by William Brown. The show runs tonight, April 28 - July 19, 2015 at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7. (more...)

New American Theatre Premieres 63 TRILLION at Odyssey Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Award winning Broadway director Steve Zuckerman and noted playwright, screen and television writer John Bunzel are tapped by The New American Theatre Artistic Director Jack Stehlin to offer Los Angeles a 'first look' at the new comedy 63 TRILLION, opening at the Odyssey Theatre tonight, April 25, 2015. (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...)

Frances Black Projects to Present THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Frances Black Projects presents The Most Beautiful Thing in the World. Written and performed by Gabriel Levey, co-created with Kate Tarker, directed by Carter Gill and designed by Paul Lieber. April 9-12 at Cloud City, 85 North 1stStreet, Brooklyn. Tickets are $18 and available online atwww.francesblackprojects.com. (more...)

DOUBT to Run 4/28-7/19 at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Writers Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by William Brown. The show runs April 28 - July 19, 2015 at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7. (more...)

The NOLA Project's 2016-17 Season to Focus on 'Survival'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

As The NOLA Project theatre company embarks on its twelfth season in New Orleans, we find our national and local landscape on the precipice of great change. (more...)

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