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Works by DiPietro, Bryan, Rebeck, Logan & More Play Alley Theater in 2011-2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2011

Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced that the Alley Theatre's 65th Season beginning in September 2011 will include two world premieres, Elizabeth Egloff's epic play Ether Dome and Theresa Rebeck's black comedy What We're Up Against, (the latter in a rolling world premiere that includes theatres in San Francisco and Chicago), and the Outer Critics Circle Award-winning rock musical The Toxic Avenger by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, winners of last year's Best Musical Tony Award for Memphis. (more...)

Margot White and Kevin Cristaldi to Star in A DISH FOR THE GODS at Theatre Row, 9/16-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Rachel Reiner Productions will present the World Premiere of Victor L. Cahn's A Dish For The Gods, directed by Adam Fitzgerald. A Dish for the Gods will begin performances on Saturday September 14, and will open Monday, September 16 and will run through October 5, 2013 at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42 Street). (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate. Horton Foote, the award-winning writer of The Trip to Bountiful and The Day Emily Married, returns to the town of Harrison, Texas, with this sharp satire about a Southern dynasty in crisis. (more...)

A DISH FOR THE GODS at Theatre Row Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Rachel Reiner Productions presents the World Premiere of Victor L. Cahn's A Dish For The Gods, directed by Adam Fitzgerald. A Dish for the Gods began performances on Saturday September 14, and opens tonight, Monday, September 16 and will run through October 5, 2013 at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42 Street). Tickets are $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2011

Alley Theatre Artistic presents Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate. Horton Foote, the award-winning writer of The Trip to Bountiful and The Day Emily Married, returns to the town of Harrison, Texas, with this sharp satire about a Southern dynasty in crisis. (more...)

DIVIDING THE ESTATE Begins Performances at Booth, Tonight 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2008

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer), by arrangement with Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder and Executive Producer, Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Elliot Fox, Managing Director), will present Horton Foote's critically acclaimed new play, DIVIDING THE ESTATE, directed by Michael Wilson this fall on Broadway at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). The production is scheduled to begin performances Thursday, October 23 and open on Thursday, November 20 for a limited engagement. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of Daisy Foote's BHUTAN Set for 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine today announced their eighth WEST COAST PREMIERE production in only their third season. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of Daisy Foote's BHUTAN Set for 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2011

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine today announced their eighth WEST COAST PREMIERE production in only their third season. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series Continues On 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 2008-2009 season on Thursday, December 4, at 5:00 pm with a pre-performance talk with Hallie Foote and Penny Fuller, co-stars who play sisters in LCT's production of 'Dividing the Estate' by Horton Foote which recently opened at the Booth Theater on Broadway (222 West 45 Street). (more...)

DIVIDING THE ESTATE Opens Tonight 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2008

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer), by arrangement with Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder and Executive Producer, Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Elliot Fox, Managing Director),presents Horton Foote's critically acclaimed new play, DIVIDING THE ESTATE, directed by Michael Wilson at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). The production began preview performances Thursday, October 23 opens tonight, Thursday, November 20 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Hecht Joins Gyllenhaal, Sarsgaard In CSC's THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2010

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, featuring 2010 Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Masha), Josh Hamilton (Andre) 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Olga) and acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Vershinin). (more...)

Works by DiPietro, Bryan, Rebeck, Logan & More Play Alley Theater in 2011-2012
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced that the Alley Theatre's 65th Season beginning in September 2011 will include two world premieres, Elizabeth Egloff's epic play Ether Dome and Theresa Rebeck's black comedy What We're Up Against, (the latter in a rolling world premiere that includes theatres in San Francisco and Chicago), and the Outer Critics Circle Award-winning rock musical The Toxic Avenger by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, winners of last year's Best Musical Tony Award for Memphis. (more...)

2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Performance By A Featured Actress In A Play'
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2009

BroadwayWorld Presents The 2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play' (more...)

Hallie Foote To Star In Hartford Stage/Signature's THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2009

2009 Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Dividing the Estate) will be featured in the cast of THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE, the nine-play three part theatrical event by her late father, the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winning playwright Horton Foote, which will be co-produced in the 2009-2010 season by Hartford Stage (Michael Wilson, Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Managing Director) and Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director). (more...)

Ruskin Theatre Presents COME SUNDOWN, Runs 3/26- 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2011

The world premiere production of COME SUNDOWN is first up on the Ruskin Group Theatre's main stage schedule for 2011. (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents of SMALL ENGINE REPAIR 3/25-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Multi-award winning company Rogue Machine adds another inimitable WORLD PREMIERE production to their season. (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents SMALL ENGINE REPAIR 3/25-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Multi-award winning company Rogue Machine adds another inimitable WORLD PREMIERE production to their season. (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents SMALL ENGINE REPAIR 3/25-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2011

Multi-award winning company Rogue Machine adds another inimitable WORLD PREMIERE production to their season. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Hartford Stage will celebrate the artistic partnership among director Michael Wilson, set designer Jeff Cowie, and sound designer John Gromada in Working with Michael, a multi-media exhibit in 'room,' Hartford Stage's new function space. At the same time, the theatre will unveil Part II of Capturing the Moment, a season-long retrospective of the work of company photographer T. Charles Ericson, commemorating his 25 years with Hartford Stage. The Ericson installation will be in the theatre's upper lobby. The exhibits coincide with the run of Divine Rivalry, a world premiere play by noted political journalist Michael Kramer, which is the last MainStage production Wilson will be directing as Hartford Stage Artistic Director. Cowie designed the sets for the production, and Gromada the sound and original music. Official opening of both exhibits is Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., directly before the 7:30 performance of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

Hartford Stage will celebrate the artistic partnership among director Michael Wilson, set designer Jeff Cowie, and sound designer John Gromada in Working with Michael, a multi-media exhibit in 'room,' Hartford Stage's new function space. At the same time, the theatre will unveil Part II of Capturing the Moment, a season-long retrospective of the work of company photographer T. Charles Ericson, commemorating his 25 years with Hartford Stage. The Ericson installation will be in the theatre's upper lobby. The exhibits coincide with the run of Divine Rivalry, a world premiere play by noted political journalist Michael Kramer, which is the last MainStage production Wilson will be directing as Hartford Stage Artistic Director. Cowie designed the sets for the production, and Gromada the sound and original music. Official opening of both exhibits is Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., directly before the 7:30 performance of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents of SMALL ENGINE REPAIR 3/25-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Multi-award winning company Rogue Machine adds another inimitable WORLD PREMIERE production to their season. (more...)

Ruskin Theatre Presents COME SUNDOWN, Runs 3/26- 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

The world premiere production of COME SUNDOWN is first up on the Ruskin Group Theatre's main stage schedule for 2011. (more...)

2009 Tony Award Winner: Angela Lansbury For 'Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2009

BroadwayWorld Congratulates Angela Lansbury, 2009 Tony Award Winner, 'Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play' (more...)

Contemporary American Theater Festival Announces its 2010 Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2010

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University is pleased to announce their 2010 company, boasting outstanding theatrical credits ranging from small independent productions all the way to Broadway, television, and film. 'We have assembled another cast of extremely talented individuals this year,' stated Ed Herendeen, Founder and Producing Director of CATF. (more...)

JESSE BOY Closes At The Ruskin Thru 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2010

RUSKIN GROUP THEATRE will extend the run of JESSE BOY...thru June 26th. Bright young playwright Robert Mollohan is making an impressive debut with the world premiere of JESSE BOY in Santa Monica, directed by Karen Landry (When They Speak of Rita/Pacific Resident Theatre) and featuring a wonderful ensemble of young, and veteran actors. (more...)

JESSE BOY Extends At The Ruskin Thru 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2010

RUSKIN GROUP THEATRE will extend the run of JESSE BOY...thru June 26th. Bright young playwright Robert Mollohan is making an impressive debut with the world premiere of JESSE BOY in Santa Monica, directed by Karen Landry (When They Speak of Rita/Pacific Resident Theatre) and featuring a wonderful ensemble of young, and veteran actors. (more...)

Icicle Creek Theatre Festival Re-Mounts Two New Works For Seattle Audiences 8/17, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2009

The Third Annual Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF), based in Leavenworth, will re-mount two new works exclusively for Seattle audiences. The Central Heating Lab at ACT is thrilled to host staged readings of HIM by Daisy Foote on August 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and The Jewel in the Manuscript by Rosemary Zibart on August 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available through ACT. (more...)

Rogue Machine's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Plays Beverly Hills Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2011

The Katselas Theatre Company and Rogue Machine present Rogue Machine's production of SMALL ENGINE REPAIR by John Pollono. (more...)

Rogue Machine's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Plays Beverly Hills Playhouse, Closes 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2011

The Katselas Theatre Company and Rogue Machine present Rogue Machine's production of SMALL ENGINE REPAIR by John Pollono. (more...)

Houdyshell, Foote Set for Primary Stages' 'HARRISON, TX', Now thru 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) launches its 28th season tonight, July 24 when HARRISON, TX: THREE PLAYS BY HORTON FOOTE begins performances. (more...)

CUNY to Air ATW Seminar with Beane, Rapp, Etc., 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2007

The American Theatre Wing's upcoming 'Working in the Theatre' will feature five contemporary playwrights - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Douglas Carter Beane, Kia Corthron, Daisy Foote, and Adam Rapp -on CUNY TV (more...)

CSC's Opens THREE SISTERS, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, featuring 2010 Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Masha), Josh Hamilton (Andre) 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Olga) and acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Vershinin). (more...)

Bloomingdale's and Primary Stages Form Corporate Partnership For 'The Right Kind Of People'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2006

Off-Broadway¹s Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Executive Producer - Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director ­ Elliot Fox, Managing Director) and Bloomingdale¹s have formed a corporate partnership in celebration of the New York Premiere of Charles Grodin¹s new play, The Right Kind of People, which begins performances at Primary Stages, the resident company at 59E59 Theaters, Tuesday, January 24, 2006, and is slated to run until Sunday, March 5, 2006. (more...)

Primary Stages Adds HARRISON TX, HIM, ALL IN THE TIMING to 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2012

Primary Stages just announced the first three plays of their 28th Season. In launching their season, the award-winning company will revisit collaborations with playwrights with whom they have partnered to create some of their most celebrated productions. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

Hartford Stage will celebrate the artistic partnership among director Michael Wilson, set designer Jeff Cowie, and sound designer John Gromada in Working with Michael, a multi-media exhibit in 'room,' Hartford Stage's new function space. At the same time, the theatre will unveil Part II of Capturing the Moment, a season-long retrospective of the work of company photographer T. Charles Ericson, commemorating his 25 years with Hartford Stage. The Ericson installation will be in the theatre's upper lobby. The exhibits coincide with the run of Divine Rivalry, a world premiere play by noted political journalist Michael Kramer, which is the last MainStage production Wilson will be directing as Hartford Stage Artistic Director. Cowie designed the sets for the production, and Gromada the sound and original music. Official opening of both exhibits is Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., directly before the 7:30 performance of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series Continues On 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2008

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 2008-2009 season on Thursday, December 4, at 5:00 pm with a pre-performance talk with Hallie Foote and Penny Fuller, co-stars who play sisters in LCT's production of 'Dividing the Estate' by Horton Foote which recently opened at the Booth Theater on Broadway (222 West 45 Street). (more...)

Ireland & Rylance Complete Cast for THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2010

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen announced today that acclaimed actresses Marin Ireland (Tony nominee for reasons to be pretty) and Juliet Rylance (Obie winner for The Bridge Project's As You Like It) have joined the cast of the company's highly-anticipated upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS. Ireland will play Natasha and Rylance Irina, joining 2010 Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Masha), Josh Hamilton (Andrey), 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Olga) and acclaimed film and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard (Vershinin). Also featured in the cast are Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Tuezenbach), Glenn Fitzgerald (Solyony), Roberta Maxwell (Anfisa), Louis Zorich (Chebutykin), George Morfogen (Ferapont), Paul Lazar (Kulygin), Gabe Bettio (Rohde) and James Patrick Nelson (Fedotik). (more...)

Actress Hallie Foote Discusses Her Portrayal of Her Father's Characters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

Since making her off-off-Broadway debut in the play Courtship, Hallie Foote has almost exclusively devoted herself to playing roles in her father's plays. Most recently, Foote starred as Mary Jo in Dividing the Estate, a role for which she received her first Tony nomination. (more...)

'Dividing The Estate' to Play At Booth Starting 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2008

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer), by arrangement with Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder and Executive Producer, Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Elliot Fox, Managing Director), will present Horton Foote's critically acclaimed new play, DIVIDING THE ESTATE, directed by Michael Wilson this fall on Broadway at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). The production is scheduled to begin performances Thursday, October 23 and open on Thursday, November 20 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Icicle Creek Theatre Festival Re-Mounts Two New Works For Seattle Audiences 8/17, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2009

The Third Annual Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF), based in Leavenworth, will re-mount two new works exclusively for Seattle audiences. The Central Heating Lab at ACT is thrilled to host staged readings of HIM by Daisy Foote on August 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and The Jewel in the Manuscript by Rosemary Zibart on August 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available through ACT. (more...)

Icicle Creek Theatre Festival Re-Mounts Two New Works For Seattle Audiences 8/17, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2009

The Third Annual Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF), based in Leavenworth, will re-mount two new works exclusively for Seattle audiences. The Central Heating Lab at ACT is thrilled to host staged readings of HIM by Daisy Foote on August 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and The Jewel in the Manuscript by Rosemary Zibart on August 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available through ACT. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Announces Complete Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

Lead producer Michael Cohl today announced the complete cast for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, which begins rehearsals this morning. Directed by Julie Taymor and featuring a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, and new music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will begin previews at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street) on November 14, with opening night set for December 21. (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents of SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Thru 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Multi-award winning company Rogue Machine adds another inimitable WORLD PREMIERE production to their season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Victoria Clark, Alan Cumming, et al. at THE MORINI STRAD Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

On Tuesday, April 3rd, Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) celebrated opening night of The Morini Strad, a new play by Willy Holtzman (Sabina). Directed by Casey Childs, the cast features Michael Laurence (Krapp39, Broadway's Talk Radio, Opus at Primary Stages), Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil ('The Good Wife,' 'Dawson's Creek,' The King and I), and celebrated violin soloist Hanah Stuart (Chicago Symphony Hall, Zankel Hall). The production features a set design by Neil Patel, costume design by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger, original music and sound design by Lindsay Jones, and projection design by Jan Hartley.The limited engagement plays through April 28 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of JESSE BOY, Opens 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Ruskin Group Theatre is proud to present their second world premiere production during the 2010 season. Robert Mollohan's new play is a Southern Gothic tale of one family, trapped by its own tradition. An obsession with one of America's famous icons helps to lift their spirits, and to invest in the dream that American pop culture promises. (more...)

Luker and Others Announced for New A.R. Gurney Play
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2006

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) has announced casting for the first production of its 2006-2007 season: the world premiere of Indian Blood by A.R. Gurney. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre World Premiere Of JESSE BOY, Opens 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2010

RUSKIN GROUP THEATRE presents the WORLD PREMIERE of JESSE BOY by Robert Mollohan. (more...)

Wendy Beckett's LOVE THERAPY Opens 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Wendy Beckett's seductive new play, LOVE THERAPY opens at the DR2 Theatre (101 East 15th Street) on Monday, April 29th. Directed by Evan Bergman, LOVE THERAPY is the fourth in a series of ten of Ms. Beckett's plays that will be brought across the Pacific from Australia by Peter Walters for Pascal Productions. For tickets, please visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200. (more...)

Rogue Machine Extends SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

Multi-award winning company Rogue Machine announces an extended schedule for their popular (CRITIC'S CHOICE-LA Times; GO- LA Weekly, CRITIC'S PICK-Backstage, Ovation RECOMMENDED) WORLD PREMIERE production of SMALL ENGINE REPAIR. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of JESSE BOY, Opens 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

Ruskin Group Theatre is proud to present their second world premiere production during the 2010 season. Robert Mollohan's new play is a Southern Gothic tale of one family, trapped by its own tradition. An obsession with one of America's famous icons helps to lift their spirits, and to invest in the dream that American pop culture promises. (more...)

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