Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (more...)

Arizona Theatre, Stray Cat Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason's new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging. SEX WITH STRANGERS plays tonight, Sept. 24, through Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

MCC Theater Taps Television Star to Lead John Pollono's LOST GIRLS; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

MCC Theater has just announced the the New York premiere of John Pollono's Lost Girls, BroadwayWorld has confirmed.  Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen, Piper Perabo-who recently completed five seasons of the USA's popular drama series "Covert Affairs" for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination, and was last seen onstage in the Broadway and MCC Theater productions of Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty-stars alongside Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO's "Girls"), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Tasha Lawrence (Good People, The Whale), and newcomers Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green.  (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill, October 10 - November 1, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, October 12, at 7:30pm. (more...)

PITCH PERFECT Stars Anna Camp & Skylar Astin Tie the Knot; Ben Platt & More Attend
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

PITCH PERFECT stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin tied the knot on Saturday, September 10th. In attendance were cast mates from the musical comedy including Brittany Snow, who served as a brides maid, Ben Platt (DEAR EVAN HANSON) and Rebel Wilson (more...)

Full Company to Set Sail in Lookingglass Theatre Company's MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. (more...)

All-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) announces casting for its regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all new Chicago cast. (more...)

Piper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of John Pollono's LOST GIRLS. Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen, Piper Perabo-who recently completed five seasons of the USA's popular drama series 'Covert Affairs' for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination, and was last seen onstage in the Broadway and MCC Theater productions of Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty-stars alongside Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO's 'Girls'), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Tasha Lawrence (Good People, The Whale), and newcomers Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Stages Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill, tonight, October 10 - November 1, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, October 12, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Piper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Opening Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of John Pollono's LOST GIRLS. The production is directed by Jo Bonney who last collaborated with playwright John Pollono on MCC's critically acclaimed production of Small Engine Repair. LOST GIRLS opens tonight, November 9. It is scheduled through November 29, 2015. (more...)

Halcyon Theatre and The Blind Owl Present U.S. Premiere of DIRTY BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Chicago's Halcyon Theatre presents dirty butterfly by debbie tucker green, a co-production with Chicago's The Blind Owl. Artistic Director of The Blind Owl, Azar Kazemi, directs this U.S. Premiere. dirty butterfly runs now through December 10, 2016 at Halcyon Theatre (press opening Nov. 10), located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Religious and political tension, media hysteria and the lives of six women facing threats to their children, their family and the only way of life they've ever known are at the heart of Dark Sisters, Nico Muhly's opera about life in a fundamentalist community. Vancouver Opera stages the Canadian premiere of this astounding work at the Vancouver Playhouse from November 26 - December 12, 2015. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Premieres DARK SISTERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Religious and political tension, media hysteria and the lives of six women facing threats to their children, their family and the only way of life they've ever known are at the heart of Dark Sisters, Nico Muhly's opera about life in a fundamentalist community. Vancouver Opera stages the Canadian premiere of this astounding work at the Vancouver Playhouse from tonight, November 26 - December 12, 2015. (more...)

Defibrillator Announces UK Premiere Of Stephen Karam's SPEECH AND DEBATE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Defibrillator today announces the UK premiere of Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam, whose play The Humans won four Tony Awards this year, including Best Play. (more...)

Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Windy City Playhouse (3014 N. Irving Park Road) announces casting for Robert O'Hara's 'Bootycandy,' the 'searing and sensationally funny' (The New York Times) semi-autobiographical play about growing up gay and black. (more...)

ATC Extends THE PROJECT(S)
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

To accommodate high demand for tickets, American Theater Company (ATC) has extended the run of its critically acclaimed world premiere The Project(s) four weeks through June 21, 2015. Conceived, co-written and directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger, The Project(s) was initially scheduled to close on May 24. The documentary play about the history of public housing in Chicago features an ensemble cast of Linda Bright Clay, Stephen Conrad Moore, Omar Evans, Kenn E. Head, Joslyn Jones, Penelope Walker, Anji White and Eunice Woods. Single tickets for The Project(s) range from $43-$48 and are now on sale at the ATC box office at 773-409-4125 or www.atcweb.org. A select number of free tickets are available at each performance for all former and current public housing residents. Interested residents can call ATC at 773-409-4125 for more details. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PROJECT(S) at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) presents the third world premiere in its 30th Anniversary season: The Project(s), a documentary play about the history of public housing in Chicago, now through May 24, 2015. Conceived, co-written and directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger, The Project(s)' ensemble cast includes Linda Bright Clay, Stephen Conrad Moore, Omar Evans, Kenn E. Head, Joslyn Jones, Penelope Walker, Anji White and Eunice Woods. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Chicago Tribune writes that PJ Paparelli, artistic director of Chicago's American Theater Company for seven years, died today, May 21, 2015 following a car accident while on vacation in Scotland earlier this week. He was 40. (more...)

Max DeTogne Stars in Theo Ubique's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Heralded newcomers to the Theo stage join Danni Smith for unmiked production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical beginning performances tonight, March 6. (more...)

C.O.A.L. Premieres Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions with C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), written by David Brian Colbert and directed by Craig Baldwin. C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar) begins performances tonight, March 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 22. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy recently announced the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. A reception will be held in their honor in New York City tonight, March 19, 2015. (more...)

Mercy Street Theatre Presents Workshop Premiere of THE BIRD GIRL, Running Now thru 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Mercy Street Theatre presents the world premiere workshop production of THE BIRD GIRL, a new play by resident playwright E.J.C. Calvert. The show runs tonight, March 18 to­ March 28, 2015 at Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W Balmoral Ave. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Win 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy are pleased to announce the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster & More Star in Anna Ziegler's BOY, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Keen Company's spring production of BOY, featuring Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster, Paul Niebanck, and Rebecca Rittenhouse, opens tonight Off-Broadway at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. (more...)

OCT Young Professionals to Present COLUMBINUS, 4/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Sparked by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, Oregon Children's Theatre's columbinus is a meeting of fact and fiction that explores the events surrounding the shootings and brings to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. This powerful ensemble production, drawn from interviews, police evidence, and the private diaries of the shooters, offers a thoughtful look at the events of this tragic day which still resonate 16 years later. (more...)

Theatre Lab's Summer Teen Programs Present CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Theatre Lab, in partnership with Theater J, presents columbinus at Theater J on August 19 as it concludes its 2016 Summer Acting Institute for Teens. That same weekend, The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens will open its second production of the summer, the classic musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.Carousel runs August 18-20 at The Theatre Lab. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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DM Young Artists' Theatre to Host FAUX 5K Next Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre hosts its inaugural FAUX 5K Saturday, January 16, to benefit their upcoming productions of ROMEO & JULIET and THE HOBBIT. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster and More to Headline Anna Ziegler's BOY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the cast for BOY, Keen Company's spring production, featuring Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,'Blood & Oil'). (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

PITCH PERFECT Stars Anna Camp & Skylar Astin to Tie the Knot!
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

PITCH PERFECT stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin turned to Instagram to share the joyful news that they became engaged over the holiday weekend. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, Now thru 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from tonight, January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

ATC to Stage World Premiere of THE PROJECT(S)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) presents the third world premiere in its 30th Anniversary season: The Project(s), a documentary play about the history of public housing in Chicago, April 24-May 24, 2015 (press opening April 28). Conceived, co-written and directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger, The Project(s) innovatively combines documentary theater with a cappella music, body percussion and stepping to create a provocative examination of the successes and failures of public housing that poses the question, 'What is America's responsibility to its poor?' Single tickets for The Project(s) range from $38-$48 and are now on sale at the ATC box office at 773-409-4125 or www.atcweb.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Glimpse into THE BEAUTIFUL DARK
by Amanda Finn - Jan 26, 2015

Shattered glass. Upon entering the playing space inside of Bartell Theatre, audiences are confronted with shadowy lights, created by the gobos, that very closely resemble shattered glass. Or, perhaps, razor blades - but who can tell? That's the point of Erik Gernand's play The Beautiful Dark - every person's view is resoundingly different. (more...)

DM Young Artists' Theatre Hosts FAUX 5K Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre hosts its inaugural FAUX 5K today, January 16, to benefit their upcoming productions of ROMEO & JULIET and THE HOBBIT. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster and More Headline Anna Ziegler's BOY, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BOY, a co-production with the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Ensemble Studio Theatre (William Carden, Artistic Director, Paul A. Slee, Executive Director)/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project (Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs and Program Director), begins performances tonight, February 23rd, with opening night set for March 10th. (more...)

Stephen Karam to Receive Dramatists Guild of America's Horton Foote Playwriting Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced that they will present for the first time the new Horton Foote Playwriting Award, which will be awarded to playwright Stephen Karam at the Dramatists Guild's annual awards presentations tonight, Monday, February 22, 2016, at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lobby. The Richenthal Foundation is sponsoring the award. (more...)

C.O.A.L. to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, 3/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions with C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), written by David Brian Colbert and directed by Craig Baldwin. C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar) begins performances on Thursday, March 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 22. Press opening is Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Mercy Street Theatre Casts Workshop Premiere of THE BIRD GIRL, Running, 3/18-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Mercy Street Theatre has announced the full cast for the world premiere workshop production of THE BIRD GIRL, a new play by resident playwright E.J.C. Calvert. The show runs March 18 to­ March 28, 2015 at Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W Balmoral Ave. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Adaptation Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Arizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason's new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging. SEX WITH STRANGERS plays Sept. 24-Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

Trinacria Theatre Company Presents Inaugural Production, LA STORIA DI COLAPESCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Trinacria Theatre Company presents its inaugural theatrical production, La Storia di Colapesce at INTAR Theatre. The production is an original piece created and devised by the company during a 4-week residency in Sicily, at the Istituto San Placido Calonero in the Messina region of Sicily. The cast of La Storia di Colapesce is comprised of an ensemble of eight American theatre artists. The Trinacria Theatre Company's mission is to use theatre as a tool to promote Sicilian history, heritage, and culture at home and abroad. (more...)

American Theater Company Sets Cast for World Premiere of THE PROJECT(S)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) announced today casting for the third world premiere in its 30th Anniversary season: The Project(s), a documentary play about the history of public housing in Chicago, April 24-May 24, 2015 (press opening April 28). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/05/2015
by BWW - Apr 5, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/05/2015 for Portland (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE FLICK at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Gen Y Productions has announced the full cast of the Florida Premiere of The Flick, playing at the Dr. Phillips Center's Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater June 19 through July 12. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for Portland (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Oregon Children's Theatre's COLUMBINUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Sparked by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, Oregon Children's Theatre's columbinus is a meeting of fact and fiction that explores the events surrounding the shootings and brings to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. This powerful ensemble production, drawn from interviews, police evidence, and the private diaries of the shooters, offers a thoughtful look at the events of this tragic day which still resonate 16 years later. Scroll down for photos of the cast onstage! (more...)

OCT Young Professionals to Present COLUMBINUS, 4/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Sparked by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, Oregon Children's Theatre's columbinus is a meeting of fact and fiction that explores the events surrounding the shootings and brings to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. This powerful ensemble production, drawn from interviews, police evidence, and the private diaries of the shooters, offers a thoughtful look at the events of this tragic day which still resonate 16 years later. (more...)

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