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North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Off Key Improv to Present BROADWHAT?! Improvised Musical, 6/15-19
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

No script? No score? No problem! Local musical improv company, Off Key Improv, is thrilled to announce the premiere of BroadWHAT?! - a tip of their hats to the world of Broadway musicals. Set at the turn of the 19th century and inspired by audience suggestions, BroadWHAT?! is a two act improvised musical exploring classic character-types, songs styles and choreography from favourite musical theatre hits like Les Mise?rables, Hamilton, Rent, Wicked, Grease, The Sound of Music and more. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Music from NYTW's HADESTOWN, Starring Patrick Page & More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Today, Billboard has shared an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip and a first listen to music from the production. Check it out HERE! (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More in Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). HADESTOWN is currently in previews for an opening next Monday, May 23, 2016, and will play through Sunday, June 12, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The SPCO's Liquid Music Series to Present Steven Mackey
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

A volatile combination of music, imagery and dance take on the operatic form in Orpheus Unsung, composed by Steven Mackey with Jason Treuting (S? Percussion) in a production conceived and directed by Mark DeChiazza. Copresented with the Guthrie Theater June 16-18 at the Guthrie's Dowling Studio, Orpheus Unsung casts the electric guitar as the disembodied voice of Orpheus, who seeks to reverse fate and regain an irrevocably lost eurydice. In this wordless opera, the myth is shattered and ultimately re-made within a space that fragments story and identity, and hangs in teetering balance between solidity and hallucinatory illusion. Orpheus's journey is illuminated in new language, as music collides and fuses with the expression of the body, cinematic imagery, and transformations of physical space. Alongside an ensemble of three dancers, Mackey and Treuting perform live in Orpheus Unsung, which will be presented alongside Mackey's engaging and personal string quartet Ars Moriendi, performed by musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Promethean Ensemble Theatre will enter its second decade with three plays that view characters and stories of the past through the eyes of modern playwrights. Leading off the season in December will be Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Moises Kaufman's 1997 biographical play about playwright Oscar Wilde's 1895 trials and ultimate conviction for the crime of homosexuality. Promethean Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Brian Pastor will direct. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today that tickets are now on sale for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) transforms Mitchell's 'phenomenal concept album' (Rolling Stone) into a bold new work for the stage. (more...)

Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN to Run 3/24-4/23 at Custom Made Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

? From the author of Broadway's The Realistic Joneses (now playing at ACT) and Thom Paine (based on nothing) comes Middletown,  Will Eno's take on Our Town - which follows the lives of the inhabitants of  a place called Middletown as they intersect in strange ways.  Middletown runs March 24-April 23 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco, 94102. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Stage Sarah Ruhl's 'IN THE NEXT ROOM'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Perseverance Theatre presents In the Next Room or the vibrator play, by Sarah Ruhl. The play takes place at the dawn of the age of electricity and with that a groundbreaking piece of technology.  The perfect gentleman and inventor, Dr. Givings has created a device to treat "hysteria" in his patients by inducing "paroxysms" that attract the attention of his wife, who hears the sounds of success through the walls of his operating theatre.  Meanwhile, Mrs. Givings struggles with a new baby and her own urgent desires.  This modern comedy of manners is full of exploration and fulfillment. (more...)

Cast Announced for Centenary Stage Company's Rolling Premiere of START DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Centenary Stage Company continues its trend this season of featuring women playwrights and premieres by closing their main stage professional theater series with Eleanor Burgess' START DOWN April 8 through 24 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

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

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

BoHo Theatre to Present EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

BoHo Theatre presents eurydice, Sarah Ruhl's lyrical reimagining of the classic Greek myth, directed by Charles Riffenburg with movement choreography by Melissa McNamara. The play reworks the tragic myth of Orpheus from the point of view of his bride, eurydice, exploring the power of love and grief through poetry and absurdism. Ruhl is the author of such critically acclaimed works as THE CLEAN HOUSE, DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, and IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY). (more...)

'ROCKY HORROR', CARDENIO Among A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

American Conservatory Theater announced today the Spring 2016 Performances featuring students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program. The works are Richard O'Brien's cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show (May 12-15, 2016) in The Rembe Theater at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater and Cardenio (May 6-14, 2016), inspired by The Cardenio Project by literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt and playwright Charles Mee, in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Memorable MOMENTS from Aucoin, Gluck and Costanzo at National Sawdust
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 28, 2016

In THE ORPHIC MOMENT, a “dramatic cantata,” composer-librettist-conductor-poet (phew!) Matthew Aucoin takes an 18th century masterwork, Gluck's ORFEO ED eurydice—one of numerous operas based on the Orpheus legend--and knocks it on its ear. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Presnet Ruhl's IN THE NEXT ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Perseverance Theatre presents In the Next Room or the vibrator play, by Sarah Ruhl. The play takes place at the dawn of the age of electricity and with that a groundbreaking piece of technology.  The perfect gentleman and inventor, Dr. Givings has created a device to treat "hysteria" in his patients by inducing "paroxysms" that attract the attention of his wife, who hears the sounds of success through the walls of his operating theatre.  Meanwhile, Mrs. Givings struggles with a new baby and her own urgent desires.  This modern comedy of manners is full of exploration and fulfillment. (more...)

Theatre@First to Present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES, 4/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Theatre@First dives headfirst into ancient Greek myths to explore the transformational power of love in Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses. Performed from April 8 - 16 at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville, MA, this unique show weaves together a dozen ancient Greek myths into a piece that is equal parts drama and comedy. (more...)

Dark Day Players to Present LATE NIGHT LECTURE SERIES at Harvard University
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Dark Day Players will present LATE NIGHT LECTURE SERIES at Harvard University on Saturday, April 9th at 9 p.m. (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces 2016 Christmas Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces its Christmas production for 2016 - Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows.  Following the success of last year's festive hit A Christmas Carol, Ciaran McConville once again directs a cast of young actors from the Rose Youth Theatre led by a team of professional actors that will be announced later this year. (more...)

Opera Grand Rapids Announces Midwest Premiere of ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Opera Grand Rapids is delighted to present the Midwest premiere of Christoph Willibald Gluck's 1774 Paris opera version of "Orpheus and eurydice" (Orphee et eurydice), an opera so influential in its style that it set the stage for several subsequent operas and influenced countless composers from Mozart and Beethoven to Wagner. (more...)

The Red House Arts Center to Present Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents Sarah Ruhl's ambitious, yet light hearted work, Passion Play.  Hailed by the New Yorker's John Lahr as "extraordinary", "bold", and "inventive," Passion Play takes us on a humorous, yet unsettling journey filled with lust, whimsy, and a lot of fish. Performances will take place at the Red House Arts Center main stage from April 7-17, 2016. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

Victory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for the next show of its 41st season, the world premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Chicago Directors Set for American Players Theatre's 37th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 37th Summer Festival Season, June 3 - October 16, 2016, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the return and work of two visiting Chicago directors: Derrick Sanders, founding Artistic Director of Congo Square Theatre Company directing The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre; and Jeff Award winner William Brown taking on William Shakespeare's King Lear in APT's flagship 1140-seat outdoor amphitheater on the Hill. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA at Pear Theatre, Feb 26 - Mar 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Pear Theatre continues its 2015/2016 season with Anton Chekhov's classic UNCLE VANYA, in a world premiere translation by Bay Area writer, actor, and director Dave Sikula. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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Rice University Theatre to Present EURYDICE This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Rice University is proud to present eurydice: Sarah Ruhl's beautiful reimagining of the classic Greek myth of a young girl who travels into the underworld to reunite with her father. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's THE BURIAL AT THEBES, Starting Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

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Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer DAVID STONE, celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.  The evening's Honorary Chair is James M. Nederlander and the Co-Chairs are Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo, and Nancy Coyne.  The gala evening, which will be directed by James Lapine, will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.  This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of ONDINE by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. ONDINE plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

Shaun Williamson To Join THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - LIVE ON STAGE, Jan. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Shaun Williamson will join the cast of the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children - Live on Stage at the same time as the show celebrates its first anniversary at King's Cross Theatre in London. Shaun will play Mr Perks from Saturday 16 January.  (more...)

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christina Keefe Talks Directing Rice Theatre Program's EURYDICE
by Katricia Lang - Feb 5, 2016

The Rice Theatre Program presents eurydice, an adaptation of the myth of eurydice and Orpheus that leads to some funny, heartfelt theater and imaginative staging. (more...)

Players' Ring Theatre's ANTIGONE Begins 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

During the month of February, the Players' Ring Theatre invites you to a night of classic theater and the opportunity to support a worthy cause.  On February 12th, Sophocles' classic tragedy "Antigone" takes the stage.  Shows run from February 12th to 28th at the Players' Ring Theater, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH with show times at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm Sundays, with a 2pm matinee on the 28th. Tickets cost $15 with discounts available for Players' Ring members, students, and seniors.  To reserve you ticket, please visit www.playersring.org or call 603-436-8123. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, URINETOWN & More Set for NextStop Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann announces NextStop Theatre Company's fourth professional season of theatre in the Dulles Corridor. (more...)

Starz Announces Second Installment of Critically Acclaimed Limited Series THE MISSING
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Filming has commenced on a new 8-part installment of the Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-nominated thriller, THE MISSING. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

BWW Review: BOOK OF D at The Growing Stage is Superb Theatre - Heartwarming and Original
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 12, 2016

The Growing Stage is presenting a World Premiere play, 'The Book of D' written by Cody Daigle-Orians and directed by Stephen L. Fredericks. The show is on a limited engagement from February 12th through February 21st with Friday to Sunday performances. (more...)

National Sawdust & The Manhattan School of Music to Present ORPHIC MOMENTS, 3/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The performances on March 23 and 24 begin at 7:00pm. National Sawdust is located at 80 North 6th Street in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets, which are $70 and include the feast, are available at 646-779-8455or online atwww.nationalsawdust.org. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?For 2016 Theater at Monmouth invites you to unleash your inner Francophile for their Vive la France season! What do an unproven king, a swordsman with an astonishing nose, four pairs of lovers running amuck, and two meddling fathers with wayward children have in common? They are all part of TAM's 47th Vive la France season featuring plays that simmer, sizzle, and surprise. (more...)

Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING Set for Spring at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The second company completing their residency is Blessed Unrest, presenting the world premiere of Body: Anatomies of Being, conceived and directed by Jessica Burr, written by Matt Opatrny, created and choreographed by the Blessed Unrest ensemble, running April 30 - May 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: The New 'Chamber Musical' of GHOST is Nearly Awesome
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 24, 2016

One of the most loved films in history produced one of the most panned musicals around. The new, smaller version of the show is closer to the film and far easier to watch - and actually is worth watching (more...)

Bootless Stageworks to Present Delaware Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's IN THE NEXT ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bootless Stageworks is proud to present the Delaware premiere of Sarah Ruhl's award- winning (Glickman Prize, Pulitzer Prize finalist) and Tony nominated play, IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY). This laugh out loud, provocative and touching play premiered at Berkeley Rep and subsequently marked Sarah Ruhl's Broadway debut in November 2009. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY by Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Something Marvelous Magical Realism Festival to Premiere DON'T LOOK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Something Marvelous, Chicago's annual magical realism festival, announces their 2016 full length production DON'T LOOK by Gina Doherty. This world premiere production, directed by Artistic Director Emmi Hilger, will run June 17th to July 3rd at the Den Theatre. (more...)

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