Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub to Read ABOUT ALICE at The New Yorker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The New Yorker Festival will present a Theatre for a New Audience production of a reading of the new two-character play About Alice that Calvin Trillin adapted from his memoir about his late wife, the educator Alice Stewart Trillin. About Alice, with Jessica Hecht as Alice and Tony Shalhoub as Calvin and directed by Leonard Foglia, will be heard one night only at the Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, Saturday, October 8, at 7:00pm. (more...)

The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Honors the Best and Brightest of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

Frederick Knott's WAIT UNTIL DARK Opens October 14th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A sinister con man and his cohorts have traced the location of a mysterious doll to the apartment of Sam Hendrix (Ryan Clifford) and his blind wife, Susy (Holly Beaman). Not knowing that sewn inside are several grams of heroin, Sam had been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the border. (more...)

2016 Recipients Announced for New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

BWW Review: No Need to Wait: WAIT UNTIL DARK
by Daniel Collins - Sep 26, 2016

Baltimore's Everyman attempts a pre-Halloween scare with Wait Until Dark now through Oct. 9th. (more...)

THE EXORCIST Premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A new production of The Exorcist, directed by Sean Mathias, will receive its UK premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Friday 21 October - Saturday 5 November 2016. The cast features Jenny Seagrove in the role of Chris, Peter Bowles as Father Merrin and Adam Garcia as Damien. (more...)

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK at Everyman Theatre - Another Whodunit by Playwright Frederick Knott
by Charles Shubow - Sep 21, 2016

Megan Anderson once again excels starring in this mystery. (more...)

Everyman Launches Dinner and Conversation Series, ReWINEd
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Everyman Theatre is excited to announce ReWINEd, a new series of curated dinners and play-based conversations at Dovecote Cafe, featuring local produce from Strength to Love, a Baltimore based urban farm. This new event will take place at the cafe over three Sunday evenings: October 2, November 6 and December 18, from 6PM TO 9PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Calls and Stage Door Fun at the Rockin' MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING At T.U. Studios
by Lily Lim - Sep 16, 2016

This production of Shakespeare's popular romantic comedy is enhanced by a rock-and-roll score. Much Ado About Nothing is set in Messina, Sicily. Beatrice, niece of the local governor Leonato, and Benedick, a gentleman and friend of the powerful Prince of Aragon Don Pedro, are seeming adversaries, engaging in much verbal jousting and argument. The antagonistic remarks fool neither the men nor the women in Don Pedro's court; Beatrice and Benedick are obviously meant for each other, even if their love isn't instantly apparent. Their friends conspire to trick them into confessing their love for each other. (more...)

BWW Review: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic Scale
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

Two shows in Repertory: DEATH OF A SALESMAN and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE...it just doesn't get better than this. (more...)

Whodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal Glasgow
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo, comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery.  (more...)

NOISES OFF & More Set for Everyman Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season. Hot off its 25th anniversary season that garnered record breaking box office success and the largest annual attendance in company history, Everyman brings its aesthetic for quality storytelling which its audiences have grown to love to three exciting new plays this season- the hilarious and poignant Dot by Colman Domingo, Jen Silverman's hysterical play The Roommate, and for the first time in Everyman's history, the theatre is commissioning a re-imagining of Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh, new musical entitled Los Otros. (more...)

Stage West to Present WAIT UNTIL DARK, Beginning 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Susan Hendrix is working hard to become self-reliant, having lost her sight fairly recently in a car wreck.  It's no easy task--but things are about to get a whole lot harder, as her apartment is invaded by some ruthless thieves, in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of the Frederick Knott thriller Wait Until Dark, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, May 26.  (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Inaugurate New Space with CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Hoboken's Mile Square Theatre (Chris O'Connor, Founder & Artistic Director; Mark Cirnigliaro, Associate Artistic Director) will christen their new space with the Obie Award Winning play Circle Mirror Transformation written by Annie Baker and directed by Chris O'Connor. The play will begin performances on June 15 and celebrate its Gala Opening Night on June 16 and will run through July 2, 2016.  Tickets are $30 ($18/students and seniors) and can be purchased by visiting milesquaretheatre.org (more...)

Cleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, March 16-26, 2016. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Peninsula Players Host Free Reading of 'WHO AM I THIS TIME?'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

? Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of "Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love)" by Aaron Posner, adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut at Bjorklunden at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor at 7p.m., Monday, April 4.  Posner's charming comedy explores love, pure and complicated, by weaving short stories from Vonnegut's early masterpiece "Welcome to the Monkey House."   Join the Players reading of comedic love stories that explores, with warm hilarity, human foibles in a small town.  Admission is free. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present ANNAPURNA, 3/22-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati ascends an emotional mountain with the regional premiere of the gripping comedy-drama Annapurna by Sharr White. This powerful story unpacks the tangled history between two ferociously damaged people who battle an avalanche of love, loss, and unanswerable questions. Sharr White's sharp and poetic writing returns to the ETC stage in this darkly-funny production, playing March 22-April 10, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich Receives 2016 Robert Whitehead Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's today, March 15, 2016. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Names Artistic Company for 81st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 81st season, running June 14 through October 16, 2016. The mix of plays include a late-in-life romance, an intriguing whodunit, a raucous pop-rock musical, an engaging Midwest premiere and a wildly comic thriller. (more...)

New Cast Announced for UK Tour of REHEARSAL FOR MURDER
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery. Following the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses across the UK, Bill Kenwright Ltd began an exciting new chapter in January 2016 with the launch of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and its first production REHEARSAL FOR MURDER, adapted for the stage by David Rogers, which today announces casting for the next leg of the hit UK tour. (more...)

The Petersons to Perform at The Cutting Room, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Following the sold-out show of The Petersons! In the Bleak Mid-Winter-on an unseasonably warm night this past February-NEW NEIGHBORHOOD presents the return engagement of The Petersons at New York City's The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). THE PETERSONS GO SPELUNKING! one night only on June 20, 2016 at 7:30PM! (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 6th opening of the Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 6 - 16). (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Kentwood Players Announces 2016 Marcom Masque Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom, for whom the group's annual Marcom Masque Awards are named. The first Marcom Masque Awards were presented for the 1957-1958 season with 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' winning the award for Best Play. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 26
by Audition Roundup - Jun 26, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 26, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

The Minstrel Players to Present WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

'Wait Until Dark' will be performed over two weekends on Saturday July 23rd, and 30th at 8 pm and Sunday July 24th and 31st at 3 pm in Houghton Hall-Trinity Episcopal Chruch, 130 Main Street in scenic Northport Village.  The Minstrel Players are committed to brining high quality, affordable theater to Long Island.  Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and Children under 12.  Group tickets are available for parties of 10+.  For more information call (515) 557-1207 or visit the Minstrel Player's official website at www.theminstrelplayersinc.org. (more...)

Alison Smyth to Return to Classic Theatre Festival in I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Alison Smyth, an Ottawa-born actress who now resides in Toronto, returns to the Classic Theatre Festival this June and July to play Libby Tucker in Neil Simon's I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 19, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor.  (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 12
by Audition Roundup - Jun 12, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 12, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BURNING MAN at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 10, 2016

It's not a summer festival in Nevada. It's not just THE MOUSETRAP in a new setting. It's not quite what you expect. (more...)

The Red Letter Society to Present THE ABORTION CHRONICLES as Part of Minnesota Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Red Letter Society, a new collective comprised of Fringe vets and frequent collaborators Ariel Leaf, Ruth Virkus and Ben Layne, presents The Abortion Chronicles, a new work of personal stories from Minnesotans of all walks of life, sharing their experience with abortion in their lives. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 3
by Audition Roundup - Jul 3, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 3, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES. (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor. (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW Takes the Stage at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 81st season now through July 24 when it presents Agatha Christie's intriguing whodunit, 'The Hollow.' A weekend in the English countryside goes deathly awry with an explosive murder in this spell-binding mystery. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 10
by Audition Roundup - Jul 10, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 10, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Classic Thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK to Open March 11 at Spreckels
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Spreckels Theatre Company presents Wait Until Dark, a thrilling theater experience taking audiences on a gripping, white-knuckle ride. (more...)

2016 New York Innovative Theatre Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

On Monday, August 8, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party, celebrating 12 years and thousands of nominees at 42West. Scroll down for the full list of nominations! (more...)

John Leguizamo to Bring The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

John Leguizamo is proud to present The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which will make its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), beginning previews on Tuesday, October 25th and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

Empire Stage Presents MEL SCHWARTZ SLEEPS WITH MAE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Love, lust, ex-wives, and transgender role confusion collide in this zany musical comedy making its world premiere at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale. Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West is the story of a homophobic senior citizen living in Miami Beach in 1981 who is stunned to discover that his beautiful mistress of the past five years used to be a man! (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Casting for Fresh Takes Reading of SAMSARA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

WAM Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for the fourth in their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, Samsara by Lauren Yee, directed by WAM Theatre Co-Founder Leigh Strimbeck. The reading will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: First Look at Kentwood Players' WAIT UNTIL DARK, Opening 9/9
by Shari Barrett - Aug 15, 2016

Kentwood Players presents Wait Until Dark, a suspenseful thriller by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, opening Friday, September 9 through Saturday, October 15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Jenny Boone by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Featured in the cast in alphabetical order are Samantha Barrios, Stanley Brown, Ty Budde, Harold Dershimer, Brian Roach, and Ixchel Valiente. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonah Weston in Action Talks Productions' THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Action Talks Productions in association with Post Five Theatre Co. present a limited engagement of the shockingly funny, wryly disturbing larger-than-life tale of THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM for two shows, April 29th and 30th at 7:30pm. Visit www.jonahweston.com for more information. (more...)

Shel Silverstein's THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM Comes to the Stage in Portland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Action Talks Productions in association with Post Five Theatre Co. present a limited engagement of the shockingly funny, wryly disturbing larger-than-life tale of THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM for two shows, April 29th and 30th at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Deborah Nowinski, Founding Artistic Director of Dionysus Theatre, Talks 'Inclusion Theatre'
by Katricia Lang - Apr 11, 2016

HAMILTON proves that ethnically and culturally diverse casts can produce smash hits. However, before the performing arts community can pat herself on the back for being so accepting, she should turn her head to the right. All too often, inclusive theater excludes theater artists with disabilities. Dionysus Theatre founding artistic director Deborah Nowinski has spent decades pushing back against the mixture of prejudice and apathy that makes this so. Below, Nowinksi talks with BroadwayWorld about a most recent effort-her guidebook for educators and instructors seeking to create ability diverse casts- 'Your Role in Inclusion Theatre' and much, much more. (more...)

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