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Kyle Hatley Becomes Resident Director at Kansas City Rep; Theatre Hunting for New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen today announced changes to its artistic staff for its 50th Anniversary Season. Associate Artistic Director Kyle Hatley, who is planning to return to Chicago over the coming year, will become Resident Director. As previously announced, his duties will include performing in An Iliad and developing and directing the world premiere of Nathan Jackson's Sticky Traps; in addition, he will support the annual production of A Christmas Carol, now directed by Jerry Genochio. Eric Rosen will direct The Santaland Diaries. (more...)

Steven Carl McCasland Goes Solo at The Metropolitan Room, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Steven Carl McCasland, Artistic Director of Beautiful Soup Theater, goes solo at The Metropolitan Room. Wit songs and stories, Steven brings his one-man romp, Mother Wanted Me To Come Out In A Kimono, to the famed New York venue. (more...)

This July at Bookworks Includes Kate Payne, Sarah Stark and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

This July at Bookworks includes Love your kitchen with Kate Payne, Memories of war with Sarah Stark and more. There are also many events for kids like Story Time - Bed Time Math, Sammy Keyes Book Club and more. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Casting for THE NIGHT ALIVE, 9/18-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Eli Wallach & Cast Of LUV Show Game Faces
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2014

Today, in honor of the passing of legendary stage and screen star Eli Wallach we shine a light on a delightful vintage clip from way back in 1965. (more...)

Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh Join Steppenwolf Theatre's THE NIGHT ALIVE; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore to Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton -- for seventeen performances only, July 8 to 26 (press opening July 13). (more...)


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Stone Soup Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Stone Soup Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season. Visit their website here for more information. (more...)

17-Year Itch Gets Laughs in WIFE BEGINS AT 40, 7/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Hudson Village Theatre's third offering in a four-play summer season, running from July 9 to 27, 2014, is the 'drawing room comedy', Wife Begins at Forty, written by Earl Barret, Ray Cooney and Arne Sultan and directed by Glen Bowser. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Nilo Cruz's SOTTO VOCE Added to Asolo Rep's 14-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Asolo Rep's 2014-2015 season Historic Asolo Theater production will be Pulitzer and Greenfield Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's lyrical new play, Sotto Voce. This exquisitely observed metaphysical romance will be co-directed by Asolo Rep's Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and playwright Nilo Cruz, who crafted the Spanish translation for Hamlet, Prince of Cuba at Asolo Rep in 2012. Sotto Voce, which had its world premiere at the Theater for the New City in February 2014, opens Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Historic Asolo Theater and runs through Sunday, April 26, with previews on Tuesday, March 31 andWednesday, April 1. The title of this celebrated new work is an Italian musical term that means to speak in a soft manner with purpose. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Wimberley Players
by Jeff Davis - Jun 19, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld is pleased to share a few production and promotional photos from The Wimberley Players' production of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth! (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor, Director Chat The Wimberley Players' THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by Jeff Davis - Jun 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld is pleased to share an interview with James Brownlee and Bill Claussen regarding The Wimberley Players' production of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth. Bill Claussen stars in the production in the leading role of Antrobus. The production is directed by James Brownlee. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett' to Kick Off 7/22 at Angel Island
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing July 22 - August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. (more...)

Showtime to Load in ROADIES With Creators of WICKED, LOST and More
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

SHOWTIME has given a pilot production order to ROADIES, a comedy that follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music's unsung background players - the crew members who help get the show on the road. Cameron Crowe, who won an Oscar(R) for brilliantly chronicling the highs and lows of rock and roll life as witnessed by a Rolling Stone magazine cub reporter in his semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, wrote and will direct the one-hour pilot (for a potential half-hour series). Crowe will executive produce with Emmy(R) and Tony(R) nominee Winnie Holzman (Huge, My So-Called Life, Wicked), who will serve as showrunner, as well as Emmy winners J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest) and Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest). Kathy Lingg (Person of Interest, Revolution) is co-executive producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) proudly announces a new season of five award-winning plays, 'JOURNEYS.' (more...)

Hershey Felder to Star in Special Presentation of MONSIEUR CHOPIN, 7/25-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Following the wildly enthusiastic reception for Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites audiences back this July for Hershey Felder's Monsieur Chopin, a celebrated musical biography of legendary composer Fryderyk Chopin. You've seen Felder as George Gershwin on the hot streets of 1920s New York. (more...)

Music Industry Author and Branding Fool Kicks Off Summer Book Tour in Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Loren Weisman, a music industry consultant, and self-proclaimed 'branding fool,' is the author of 'The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business' (ISBN: 978-1608325788). On June 28, he begins the 'Proof of Concept Tour,' a two-month, 40-city book and speaking tour. It will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Third Street Promenade Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica, Calif. at 1201 3rd Street. Special guests will include multi Grammy(R) Award Winning Producer/Engineer, Val Garay. (more...)

Loren Weisman Launches Summer Book Tour in Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

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American Repertory Ballet's 2014-15 Season to Feature A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, will perform throughout New Jersey - in Princeton, New Brunswick, Lawrenceville, Branchburg, Rahway, Manasquan, and Trenton - beginning September, 2014 through April, 2015. (more...)

Jersey Tap Fest Celebrates Fifth Year With $5000 in Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Jersey Tap Fest, NJ's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza, celebrates five years, August 14-17, 2014 in Bloomfield, NJ. The four-day festival will offer more than 30 tap dance classes and a main stage celebration event TAP 'N TIME. The Garden State tap dance festival also provides the public various opportunities to participate and interact with tap dancing through a history lesson, jam session, student showcase and faculty meet and greet. (more...)

The New Orleans Fringe is Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The New Orleans Fringe is accepting applications for performing groups for our seventh annual Fringe Theater Festival. The Fringe welcomes virtually any type of theater performance. (more...)

Sten Eirik Pens THE INTENDED, Out Sept 2014 from Top Hat Books
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

A young, up-and-coming Swedish officer is suddenly and traumatically forced into the role of victim, as his newly wedded bride is defiled and murdered by pirates. In an exotic 18th century colonial setting, this novel explores the psychology of trauma, dissociation and redemption. Set against a political backdrop of the era, with revolution and romantic individualism versus etiquette and conformity. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Set to Lead Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Initial casting for Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man has been announced. The evening will feature Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Alexandra Silber, Mary Testa, Jill Paice, Heather Mac Rae, Jeffry Denman, Stanley Bahorek, David Greenspan, and D.C. Anderson. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. The concert will be held at the Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42 Street, on Monday, August 11, 2014, directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Neil Labute's AUTOBAHN Comes to the King's Head Theatre, Aug 27 to Sept 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Regarded as one of the most celebrated American playwrights, Neil LaBute has enthralled audiences all over the world with his layered characters, sharp dialogue and subtle social commentaries. Now, in a London premiere, acclaimed American theatre company Savio(u)r will present his play Autobahn, directed by Off-West End Award nominee Tim Sullivan. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents the World Premiere of PROVENANCE, Now Through 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The world premiere of a touching drama with a light, metaphysical touch. In this magical story, Cleo is a librarian in a rare books library high atop a mountain. Her self-imposed isolation is broken only to teach an older gentleman to read. The quiet routine of Cleo's life is disrupted by Frances, a worldly woman on a quest to read a list of 100 books. When the book that Frances seeks comes up missing, Frances ingratiates herself into the library and Cleo's life. (more...)

Primus Announce 'Primus & the Chocolate Factory' Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, 'Primus & the Chocolate Factory,' due out on ATO Records on October 21. (more...)

BWW Previews: In Comes COMPANY At Actor's Playhouse
by Christopher Moore - Jul 29, 2014

Stephen Sondheim's classic Company begins performances at Actor's Playhouse on August 13th. (more...)

Sandbox Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata and Girl Friday Productions Set Programming for Park Square's Andy Boss Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The three companies in residence at Park Square Theatre for the 2015 season, Sandbox Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata and Girl Friday Productions, today announce their programming for Park Square Theatre's new Andy Boss Thrust Stage for the next year. These partners will bring diverse aesthetic approaches and artistic forms, fresh talent as well as favorite faces to Park Square's seasons over the next three years. Tickets sales begin July 31st for the theatres in residence. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Present STELLA & LOU, 8/21-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Circle Theatre's 33rd Season continues with Stella & Lou by Bruce Graham. The production runs August 21st through September 20th. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mimi Holloway Discusses FESTIVAL OF ORIGINALS
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jul 25, 2014

BWW Interviews: Mimi Holloway, Artistic Director of FESTIVAL OF ORIGINALS (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Presents Summer Festival of Shows, 8/8 - 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Every summer, Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the annual Summer Festival of Shows. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages August 8th-17th. (more...)

Theatre Producer Receives Honorary Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Theatre producer Steven M. Levy received an honorary award from the London College of Music, part of the University of West London (UWL) on Wednesday 23 July. The University's annual graduation ceremony took place at Wembley Stadium with 1,700 graduates in attendance. (more...)

Leigh Silverman, Mark Brokaw, Juliette Carillo & More Set for Sundance Institute's Theatre Directors Retreat in France
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sundance Institute and the LUMA Foundation today announced that the two organizations will again collaborate to host the second Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 29 through August 11. The Retreat is one of 10 residential programs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of support and mentorship for promising independent artists in theatre and film from the United States and around the world. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

KC Rep Launches Our Town Heroes to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Executive Director Angela Gieras today announced the launch of the Our Town Heroes campaign in honor of the KC Rep's 50th Anniversary to identify and celebrate local heroes from the community. Our Town heroes can be from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area whose actions impact, inspire and influence our community. Nominations can be submitted online here and winners will be announced throughout the 2014-2015 season opening production, Our Town, running September 5 through the 28th. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2014. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Stage THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, 8/21-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Theatrical Outfit begins its Season of Compassion with the dramatic comedy The Savannah Disputation, written by Georgia-born playwright Evan Smith and, he says, inspired by today's politics and his Savannah grandmother. The show will run August 21 - September 7, 2014. The show will feature Alex Bond, Lane Carlock, Shannon Eubanks and Mark Kincaid. This is the 38th season for Theatrical Outfit, the second-oldest professional theater company in Atlanta, and the home of stories that stir the soul. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST is a Must See at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2014

It probably will come as shock to many to know that when the play, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' a script by Dale Wasserman, based on Kent Kesey's novel of the same name, opened on Broadway in 1963, in spite of a cast that included Kirk Douglas, Gene Wilder, William Daniels, Ed Ames and Joan Tetzel, it was basically a flop, running only 82 performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELLO DOLLY Presented by the Leawood Stage Company
by Steve Wilson - Jul 21, 2014

Hello Dolly is currently playing at the Leawood Stage Company located at the Amphitheater at Ironwoods Park in Leawood, Kan. The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder is the basis for the 1964 production that won a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Jerry Herman wrote the music and lyrics for Hello Dolly and Michael Stewart wrote the book. Chris McCoy directs and choreographs the Leawood production. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents the World Premiere of CEDARS at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 7/23-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents James Naughton in the world premiere of Cedars at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 26 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 23 at 8pm and the production closes August 9 at 8pm. (more...)

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Alecky Blythe's new play inspired by the 2011 London riots, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre. (more...)

Christopher Durang Stars in His Own Play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Opening Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - will make his debut in the role of Vanya when the play is presented at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA, from tonight, July 17, to August 10. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds PROMISES, PROMISES to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse has finalized their 12th season with the announcement of their holiday show, a revival of the 1968 Broadway hit Promises, Promises. (more...)

Beatles vs. Stones Tribute Show to Play Grove Theatre, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 50 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad boys of rock. So who's better? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, throw down - a musical 'shoot out' if you will - on Saturday, August 2 at 8 pm at the Grove Theatre in Upland courtesy of tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash. (more...)

BWW Reviews: It's Christmas in July with PLAID TIDINGS at Hanover Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 15, 2014

The Plaids are back for their one and only Earthly Christmas special, and they're doing it at Hanover Little Theatre for Christmas in July. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Extends Hershey Felder's MONSIEUR CHOPIN Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces it will extend Hershey Felder's popular and critically acclaimed one-man show Monsieur Chopin, a celebrated musical biography of legendary composer Fryderyk Chopin, ahead of its debut. Originally scheduled to run through August 3, the show will now run for an additional eight performances through Sunday, August 10. This summer come along with Felder to Paris in 1848...to a work of love and art and the place where his soul resides, in the depths of Chopin's music. In his passionate portrayal of the 'Poet of the Piano,' Felder reveals the beloved and romantic composer's secrets about his creations against a gorgeous, lush score of more than a dozen compositions. Monsieur Chopin begins previews July 25, opens July 27, and plays through August 10, 2014 on the intimate Thrust Stage. Tickets start at only $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

Short North Stage Announces 2014-15 Season - SUNSET BOULEVARD, FUGITIVE SONGS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Short North Stage will present its 2014-15 season starting on October 2 with Sunset Boulevard, the musical version of Billy Wilder's Academy Award-winning 1950 movie of the same name. The score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is considered by many to be one of his finest. The book and lyrics are by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Sunset Boulevard is a Hollywood legend about a faded 1920s silent-screen star, Norma Desmond, who lives in a decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. A chance meeting with a down-and-out screenwriter, Joe Gillis, feeds into her dream of writing a film that will be her comeback to the silver screen. Winning Tony Awards on Broadway for Best Musical, Best Book and Score and Best Actress in 1995, Sunset Boulevard opened originally in London starring Patti LuPone and later productions featured such stars as Betty Buckley, Glenn Close, Diahann Caroll and Petula Clark. Actor Hugh Jackman made his first stage splash as Joe Gillis in the Australian production. Performances run from Oct 2-19 on the Garden Theater Main Stage. (more...)

Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert with Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Sells Out!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man has sold out The Pershing Square Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage. Both general admission and premium reserved seating sold out within 24 hours of the initial casting announcement. Transport Group is taking names for a waiting list for cancellation tickets. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Jane Lindskold, Brinn Colenda and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes author Jane Lindskold, the 16th Annual Taos Writers Conference, and more. There are also events for kids like Jenny Ruden and American Girl Book Club. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Mercury Summer Stock Presents SUNSET BOULEVARD, 7/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's glorious musical, the award-winning SUNSET BOULEVARD, will get a new production at Mercury Summer Stock fromJuly 11-26, 2014. Based on the Billy Wilder film with Gloria Swanson, the musical version of Sunset Boulevard, starring renowned Soprano Helen Todd, features a lush score by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black. The musical, directed and choreographed by MSS Artistic Director Pierre Brault, features the hit songs "With One Look", "As If We Never Said Goodbye" and "The Perfect Year". (more...)

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