Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the West Coast premiere of Disgraced by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's PubMx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from September 16-27, 2015. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows or scroll down for details! (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's PubMx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from September 16-27, 2015. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows or scroll down for details! (more...)

Graduate Ensemble Opens Season with Anton Chekhov's THE THREE SISTERS, 11/12-22Graduate Ensemble Opens Season with Anton Chekhov's THE THREE SISTERS, 11/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present The Three Sisters in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ("The Helen") at PlayhouseSquare for 10 performances only, November 12-22, 2014. Written by Anton Chekhov and directed by CWRU/CPH MFA Program Director Ron Wilson, this landmark piece of theatre opens the second season for the MFA Class of 2016. (more...)

AWAKE AND SING! Opens 11/6 at John DeSotelle StudioAWAKE AND SING! Opens 11/6 at John DeSotelle Studio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Nu•ance Theatre and the John DeSotelle Studio presents Cifford Odets classic drama Awake and Sing! at John DeSotelle Studio (300 W. 43rd Street) from November 6th thru 22nd. John DeSotelle directs a strong ensemble cast that features Margo Singaliese*, Charles Dinstuhl*, Michael Citrinti*, Brian Poteat*, Bobby Kruger, Spencer Carter, Annie R. Such and Eric Kuenehmann. *(Member of Actors Equity) (more...)

Infinite Variety Productions to Premiere Sean Michael Welch's INSIGNIFICANT at The Kraine in DecemberInfinite Variety Productions to Premiere Sean Michael Welch's INSIGNIFICANT at The Kraine in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Infinite Variety Productions' World Premiere of Sean Michael Welch's historical drama Insignificant, directed by Colleen Britt. The production will run December 3-19 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. Tickets ($18; $15 students & seniors) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The show runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with intermission. (more...)

Cecilia Copeland's R CULTURE Opens 11/7 at IRTCecilia Copeland's R CULTURE Opens 11/7 at IRT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

IRT Resident Artist Project in Collaboration with New York Madness presents R Culture, a new play by Cecilia Copeland, for a limited run, November 7 - 23, at IRT Theatre. Directed by Emily Lerer, the show has Set Design by G. Warren Stiles, Lighting Design by Darielle Shandler, Costume Design by Carolyn Toner & Sound Design by Anna Libbie Grossman. Ashley Newman* serves as Stage Manager. Consulting Producers are Sari Caine & Rachel Weekly. (more...)

James Still's LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT'S SHOULDER to Play American Blues Theater This SpringJames Still's LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT'S SHOULDER to Play American Blues Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble celebrating 30 years of presenting visceral theatrical works while engaging its audience in missions of local service agencies, are proud to announce the Chicago premiere of LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT'S SHOULDER, by Artistic Affiliate James Still and directed by Timothy Douglas, February 5 - March 6, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Lori Wilner, David Wohl, Annie Purcell, Michael Goldsmith and More Star in AWAKE AND SING!, Beginning Tonight at Huntington TheatreLori Wilner, David Wohl, Annie Purcell, Michael Goldsmith and More Star in AWAKE AND SING!, Beginning Tonight at Huntington Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Obie Award winner Melia Bensussen (Luck of the Irish, Circle Mirror Transformation) returns to the Huntington Theatre Company to direct Awake and Sing!, Clifford Odets' stirring American classic about a working-class Jewish family striving for a better future. Performances at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre begin tonight, November 7 and continue through Sunday, December 7, 2014. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the West Coast premiere of Disgraced by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Cecilia Copeland's R CULTURE Opens 11/7 at IRTCecilia Copeland's R CULTURE Opens 11/7 at IRT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

IRT Resident Artist Project in Collaboration with New York Madness presents R Culture, a new play by Cecilia Copeland, for a limited run, November 7 - 23, at IRT Theatre. Directed by Emily Lerer, the show has Set Design by G. Warren Stiles, Lighting Design by Darielle Shandler, Costume Design by Carolyn Toner & Sound Design by Anna Libbie Grossman. Ashley Newman* serves as Stage Manager. Consulting Producers are Sari Caine & Rachel Weekly. (more...)

AWAKE AND SING! Opens Tonight at John DeSotelle StudioAWAKE AND SING! Opens Tonight at John DeSotelle Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Nu•ance Theatre and the John DeSotelle Studio presents Cifford Odets classic drama Awake and Sing! at John DeSotelle Studio (300 W. 43rd Street) from tonight, November 6th thru 22nd. John DeSotelle directs a strong ensemble cast that features Margo Singaliese*, Charles Dinstuhl*, Michael Citrinti*, Brian Poteat*, Bobby Kruger, Spencer Carter, Annie R. Such and Eric Kuenehmann. *(Member of Actors Equity) (more...)

HERO Theatre to Present WAITING FOR LEFTYHERO Theatre to Present WAITING FOR LEFTY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

HERO Theatre announced an upcoming presentation of 'Waiting For Lefty' by Clifford Odets that will be featured in a production titled 'An Evening of Clifford Odets: Waiting For Lefty and other Odets Classics.' 'Waiting For Lefty' will be featured in its entirety alongside scenes from Clifford Odets favorites 'Golden Boy,' 'Awake & Sing' and 'Paradise Lost.' It will be directed by Korey Jackson. The show dates are January 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and February 1st. It will be presented at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

Street Corner Arts to Stage WAITING FOR LEFTY, 12/4-20Street Corner Arts to Stage WAITING FOR LEFTY, 12/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Fresh on the heels of receiving its 501(c)(3) non-profit status, Street Corner Arts continues its mission to bring Austin audiences relevant, engaging theatre from all genres and eras, this time around with the American classic Waiting For Lefty by Clifford Odets. (more...)

Graduate Ensemble Opens Season with Anton Chekhov's THE THREE SISTERS TonightGraduate Ensemble Opens Season with Anton Chekhov's THE THREE SISTERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present The Three Sisters in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at PlayhouseSquare for 10 performances only, tonight, November 12-22, 2014. Written by Anton Chekhov and directed by CWRU/CPH MFA Program Director Ron Wilson, this landmark piece of theatre opens the second season for the MFA Class of 2016. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Presents NO WAKE at The Greenhouse Theater Center - Midwest PremiereRoute 66 Theatre Presents NO WAKE at The Greenhouse Theater Center - Midwest Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Route 66 Theatre company is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of NO WAKE, by William Donnelly, directed by Kimberly Senior, playing January 6 - February 7, 2016 at its resident home, The Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for NO WAKE go on sale Monday, November 30, 2015 (more...)

William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Cast of ROOMWilliam H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Cast of ROOM
by Movies News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

According to Deadline, William H. Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have signed on to join Brie Larsen in the upcoming film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel ROOM. Lenny Abrahamson directs the film for Element Pictures and No Trace Camping, which is currently shooting. (more...)

Vuelve 'Sing Happy!', un viaje musical de la mano de Laura EnrechVuelve 'Sing Happy!', un viaje musical de la mano de Laura Enrech
by Roberto Rodrguez - May 13, 2015

El próximo 15 de junio a las 21h tendrá lugar en el Teatro del Arte de Madrid la segunda edición de Sing Happy! Historia de dos ciudades, el concierto con el que debutó en solitario la actriz Laura Enrech en 2013. A la dirección estará de nuevo Sara Pérez, con el maestro César Belda como director musical. (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 TheatersRichard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances on Wednesday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Hudson Guild Theatre Company to Stage THE ICEMAN COMETH This MarchHudson Guild Theatre Company to Stage THE ICEMAN COMETH This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Hudson Guild Theatre Company presents a new production of Eugene O'Neill's' classic American play THE ICEMAN COMETH.   (more...)

Amios to Present FIRST DRAUGHTS Reading Series This MonthAmios to Present FIRST DRAUGHTS Reading Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

First Draughts is a developmental reading series produced by Amios, a theater collective whose mission is to build community through art. First Draughts is dedicated to expanding first produced at Shotz (Amios' monthly short-play series) into full-length plays over the course of a six-month development process. (more...)

Melinda Buckley Brings MOTHER AND ME to Bay Street Theater June 29Melinda Buckley Brings MOTHER AND ME to Bay Street Theater June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

?Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Mother (and me), a one night performance of the one woman show written by and starring Melinda Buckley on Monday, June 29 at 8 pm. Kimberly Senior directs. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

American Theatre of Actors Presents WE WILL ALWAYS TALK THIS WAY thru TodayAmerican Theatre of Actors Presents WE WILL ALWAYS TALK THIS WAY thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Alvin Puentevella and the American Theatre of Actors present a new play by Jack Horton Gilbert as part of the 39th Season of New Playwrights. 'WE WILL ALWAYS TALK THIS WAY' runs now through the 27th, 2015 at The Beckmann Theater within the American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

BWW Blog: Nick Dalton of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Oh, What a Night!BWW Blog: Nick Dalton of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Oh, What a Night!
by Guest Blogger: Nick Dalton - Jun 26, 2015

To quote Leslie Uggams, 'June is bustin' out all over..all the lidda bidda dridges and they hucka the bejeepers...' (more...)

'Sing Happy!' vuelve al Teatro del Arte el 9 de julio'Sing Happy!' vuelve al Teatro del Arte el 9 de julio
by Felipe Velasco - Jun 24, 2015

Despues de la gran acogida del concierto del 15 de junio con todas las localidades agotadas, el proximo 9 de julio vuelve 'SING HAPPY! Historia de dos ciudades', de nuevo en el Teatro del Arte (Calle San Cosme y San Damian, n 3) a las 10 de la noche. (more...)

American Theatre of Actors Presents WE WILL ALWAYS TALK THIS WAY thru 6/27American Theatre of Actors Presents WE WILL ALWAYS TALK THIS WAY thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Alvin Puentevella and the American Theatre of Actors present a new play by Jack Horton Gilbert as part of the 39th Season of New Playwrights. 'WE WILL ALWAYS TALK THIS WAY' runs now through the 27th, 2015 at The Beckmann Theater within the American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

Post5 Theatre to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 7/17-8/16Post5 Theatre to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 7/17-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Post5 Theatre presents the third and final Shakespearean comedy of its 2015 season: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Directed by Darragh Kennan, the show runs Friday - Sunday, July 17th - August 16th, 2015. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Finborough TheatreOPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz, and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Operation Crucible, the debut play by Kieran Knowles, opens for a four week limited season at the Finborough Theatre from Tuesday 28 July - Saturday 22 August. (more...)

Christine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum OfferingsChristine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only performances and conversations that connect dramatic literature to the way we live now. Now in its sixth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, 54 Sings Lady Gaga & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, 54 Sings Lady Gaga & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

TOO DARN HOT, SONGS FOR CHANGE Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekTOO DARN HOT, SONGS FOR CHANGE Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event:  (more...)

Post5 Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning TodayPost5 Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Post5 Theatre presents the third and final Shakespearean comedy of its 2015 season: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Directed by Darragh Kennan, the show runs today,, July 17th through August 16th, 2015. (more...)

Snapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOASTSnapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Snapdragon Productions today announces the full cast for the UK tour of their acclaimed revival of Toast by Richard Bean.  Accompanying Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall are Will Barton, Steve Nicolson, Matt Sutton and John Wark, all reprising their roles from the 2014 Park Theatre run. Kieran Knowles is the sole new cast member who joins the company in the role of Dezzie. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Teams for Jackalope's ROLLING and PROWESS SetFull Cast, Creative Teams for Jackalope's ROLLING and PROWESS Set
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Jackalope's 8th season continues with the world premieres of Rolling, written by Calamity West, directed by Nate Silver, and Prowess, written by Ike Holter, directed by Marti Lyons, with the full casts and production teams announced below. (more...)

Theatre9/12 to Present WAITING FOR LEFTYTheatre9/12 to Present WAITING FOR LEFTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The actors of Theatre9/12 present one of the most important plays of the 20th century: Clifford Odets' Waiting For Lefty first presented by the famous Group Theatre.  Set in the Great Depression and addressing the exploitation of the working classes, the play centers around the 1934 Taxi strike in New York City. (more...)

Charlie Hofheimer, Robin Gammell & Dion Mucciacito to Star in HERO Theatre's WAITING FOR LEFTYCharlie Hofheimer, Robin Gammell & Dion Mucciacito to Star in HERO Theatre's WAITING FOR LEFTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

HERO Theatre announced today the full cast of its upcoming production of Clifford Odets' "Waiting For Lefty'. Charlie Hofheimer ("Mad Men"), Robin Gammell ("How to Get Away with Murder") and Dion Mucciacito (Lincoln Center's "Golden Boy") are part of a cast that includes Elisa Bocanegra (Roundabout's "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore"), Alan Blumenfeld ("The Interview"), Nick Caballero, Johnny Ray Gill (Sundance Channel's "Rectify"), Ephraim Lopez, Shannon Lucio ("True Blood"), Jonathan Medina and Jerry Nessis. Performances begin January 23rd, 2015 and will be held at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gets a New Masked Man- James Barbour Set to Replace Norm Lewis This Winter!THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gets a New Masked Man- James Barbour Set to Replace Norm Lewis This Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today a new leading man for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber'sTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome Broadway star James Barbour when he takes over the title role beginning Monday, February 9, 2015. (more...)

James Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role TonightJames Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, welcomes a new leading man tonight, February 9, 2015. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM ushers in Broadway star James Barbour in the title role. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Writers Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Kimberly Senior. The show runs February 24 - June 28, 2015 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, 2015. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Co.'s NO WAKE to Transfer to Los AngelesRoute 66 Theatre Co.'s NO WAKE to Transfer to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with the LA-based VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of its hit Chicago production NO WAKE to Los Angeles. Written by William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior, NO WAKE's West Coast premiere will play February 25 - March 19, 2016 at VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. The press opening is Saturday, February 27 at 8 pm. (more...)

Joan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama PilotJoan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

According to Deadline, stage and screen veteran Joan Allen has signed on for Jenna Bans' upcoming, untitled ABC drama. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28Writers Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/24-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Writers Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Kimberly Senior. The show runs February 24 - June 28, 2015 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, 2015. (more...)

Route 66 & VS. Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere Of NO WAKERoute 66 & VS. Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere Of NO WAKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Chicago-based Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit Chicago production of NO WAKEby William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior (Sex With Strangers - Geffen Playhouse, Disgraced - Mark Taper Forum) to VS. Theatre. The West Coast premiere of NO WAKE will preview on Thursday, February 25; will open on Friday, February 26 and perform through Saturday, March 19, 2016 at VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: Bleak WAITING FOR LEFTY from Theatre9/12BWW Review: Bleak WAITING FOR LEFTY from Theatre9/12
by Jay Irwin - Feb 1, 2016

Clifford Odets built a career off of writing dramas that dealt with class inequality and social injustice in the depression era. His first ever produced play, "Waiting For Lefty", certainly falls into that category. And while the current production from Theatre9/12 does manage some stirring performances, they can't escape the bleak nature of the play itself as Odets drives home over and over the inescapable nature of the era. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Street Corner Arts Stages Powerful and Moving WAITING FOR LEFTYBWW Reviews: Street Corner Arts Stages Powerful and Moving WAITING FOR LEFTY
by Frank Benge - Dec 8, 2014

Waiting For Lefty was written in 1935 by Clifford Odets. The play is, and was written as, an immersive piece of theatre. It is, ostensibly, a meeting of cab drivers who are gathering to plan a strike. As an audience member, you become a part of that meeting. While the meeting is going on, we are exposed to a series of scenes which are related to the meeting in that they delve into the lives of the characters to frame what brought them to this meeting. What is striking is that nearly 80 years later, Waiting For Lefty still resonates and has something to say to modern audiences… especially those who struggle to make ends meet on a daily basis. (more...)

Street Corner Arts Stages WAITING FOR LEFTY, Now thru 12/20Street Corner Arts Stages WAITING FOR LEFTY, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Fresh on the heels of receiving its 501(c)(3) non-profit status, Street Corner Arts continues its mission to bring Austin audiences relevant, engaging theatre from all genres and eras, this time around with the American classic Waiting For Lefty by Clifford Odets. (more...)

Ring in the New Year with Nu•ance Theatre's SALVATION, 1/15-30 at DeSotelle Studio and TheaterRing in the New Year with Nu•ance Theatre's SALVATION, 1/15-30 at DeSotelle Studio and Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Nu•ance Theatre presents SALVATION, winner of the John DeSotelle Studio 2013 New Play Competition, opening January 15th through the 30th at DeSotelle Studio and Theater (300 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor).  (more...)

AWAKE & SING to Run 9/26-11/29 at Odyssey TheatreAWAKE & SING to Run 9/26-11/29 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Gritty, passionate, funny and heartbreaking, Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets continues to resonate 80 years after its 1935 premiere by the Group Theatre. Director Elina de Santos and lead actress Marilyn Fox return to the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble with a 20th anniversary revival of the smash Odyssey production that ran for nine months in 1994-95. Also returning from that production are Richard Fancy and Dennis Madden; the three will be joined onstage by David Agranov, Robert Lesser, Allan Miller, James Morosini, Melissa Paladino and Gary Patent. Awake and Sing! opens at the Odyssey Theatre on Sept. 26. (more...)

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