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Photo Flash: UP Theater's First Play of The 2016-17 Season Opens TodayPhoto Flash: UP Theater's First Play of The 2016-17 Season Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Merciful Father by Atar Hadari will open UP Theater's seventh season on November 1. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will run through November 12 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm. Merciful Father is a provocative new take on Sholem Asch's scandalous Yiddish play God of Vengeance. (more...)

Photo Flash: UP Theater Presents World Premiere of MERCIFUL FATHERPhoto Flash: UP Theater Presents World Premiere of MERCIFUL FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Atar Hadari's penetrating new play, Merciful Father will open UP Theater's seventh season. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will runNovember 1st through November 12th in Northern Manhattan. The play is based on Sholem Asch's scandalous Yiddish play God of Vengeance which was the inspiration for Paula Vogel's new play, Indecent which premiered at the Vineyard Theatre last season. God of Vengeance premiered on Broadway at the Apollo Theatre in 1923 and featured Broadway's first lesbian kiss. The play was so far ahead of its time, the actors and producers were indicted for giving an immoral performance. Atar Hadari's, Merciful Father is a proactive new take on the story. The production is directed by UP's Artistic Director, James Bosley who has premiered three of his play with UP, including the critically acclaimed productions of Broad Channel, and Epic Poetry. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look a ROZ AND RAY, Premiering Tonight at Seattle RepPhoto Flash: First Look a ROZ AND RAY, Premiering Tonight at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Broadway talents Ellen McLaughlin (Angels in America) and Teagle F. Bougere (The Crucible, A Raisin in the Sun, The Tempest) star in Roz and Ray, which runs now through November 13, 2016 (opening night is tonight, October 19, 2016) in the Leo K. Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Seattle Repertory Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUNPhoto Flash: Seattle Repertory Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

In Lorraine Hansberry's classic, which inspired Seattle Rep's recent production of Clybourne Park, African American Lena Younger lives with her extended family in a cramped apartment on Chicago's South Side. On their unknowing behalf, she places a down payment on a home in Clybourne Park-an affordable white neighborhood. Racial intolerance attempts to derail the family's dreams in this 1959 masterpiece, which 'changed American theater forever' (New York Times) and continues to resonate with generation after generation. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE RehearsesPhoto Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

BWW Review: Star-Powered A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Ruskin Group TheaterBWW Review: Star-Powered A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Ruskin Group Theater
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2016

What makes the current production at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica so special is its Tony Award winning director Lita Gaithers Owens cast Tony Award nominee Starletta DuPois as Lena "Mama" Younger. DuPois has a long history with A Raisin in the Sun having first been cast as Beneatha, then became known for her role as Ruth in the acclaimed American Playhouse film version, and now Mama. "A true gift at this point in my career is having experienced the life of this play through three extraordinary women characters that the playwright created," DuPois shared. In fact, her emotional and physical understanding of the role so central to the play was thrilling to experience as her entire physical presence totally embodied Mama right down to every moment of her joys, heartbreak, anger, and love for her children, as if DuPois was channeling Mama from her very soul. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' FENCESPhoto Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

alifornia Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater continues withAugust Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the American Dream deferred, Fences, directed byRaelle Myrick-Hodges in her Cal Shakes debut. Fences, which plays from July 6 through July 31, marks the first time Cal Shakes has presentedAugust Wilson's work on its stage. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

BWW Review: Pulitzer Winner CLYBOURNE PARK Takes on GentrificationBWW Review: Pulitzer Winner CLYBOURNE PARK Takes on Gentrification
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 1, 2016

CLYBOURNE PARK is a play worthy of producing and seeing in any city that claims to be as progressive and liberal as Austin. It's a couple hours worth of good theatre by a theatre company that consistently produces excellent work.  We can sit in the dark and laugh at ourselves and race relations and enjoy some theatre that is, by the way,suffering from gentrification itself. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Opens Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater CompanyPhoto Flash: Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Opens Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed, world premiere production of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, that sold out at Stage 2 earlier this season, transfered Off Broadway to Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater earlier this month. The production celebrated its opening night yesterday, May 19, and will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, June 19. Go inside the after party at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EST and Page 73's KENTUCKYPhoto Flash: First Look at EST and Page 73's KENTUCKY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) and Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) present KENTUCKY, written by Leah Nanako Winkler, and directed by Morgan Gould. KENTUCKY is currently playing previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) for an official opening on Sunday, May 1. The strictly limited run plays through Sunday, May 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Lorraine Hansberry's THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Lorraine Hansberry's THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry, the famed author of A Raisin in the Sun is one of Chicago's first great playwrights. Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman directsthis major revival of premiered on Broadway just three months before her untimely death in 1965 at age 34. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: The Cast of Kentwood Players CLYBOURNE PARK opening May 13FIRST LOOK: The Cast of Kentwood Players CLYBOURNE PARK opening May 13
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2016

Kentwood Players presents "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris from May 13 through June 18, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. The production directed by George L. Rametta and produced by Lauren A. Jarvis by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Inc. The cast features (in alphabetical order) Pauline Bugembe, Harold Dershimer, Jeremy Patrick Hamilton, Jen Kerner, Matt Landig, Damon Rutledge, and Andrea Stradling. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Audra McDonald in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLPhoto Flash: First Look at Audra McDonald in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald brings her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday in the Broadway smash LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL to HBO on Saturday, March 12 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, the special features McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon, which won the actress her sixth Tony Award. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at McDonald in two captivating stills from the presentation below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the TaperPhoto Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Award-winning playwright Bathsheba Doran's heartfelt new work, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, opened last night, February 21, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum and continues through March 20. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Neighborhood/Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Reading of THE REFUGE PLAYS TRILOGYPhoto Flash: First Look at New Neighborhood/Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Reading of THE REFUGE PLAYS TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2016

 New Neighborhood's new development collaboration with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Rattlestick West in LA. featured a reading of The Refuge Plays Trilogy: Protect the Beautiful Place, Walking Man, and Early's House, written by Nathan Alan Davis, on February 19, 2016, at the Women's Project Theater at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre in New York. Check out the photos below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mae Whitman, York Walker and More in THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Mae Whitman, York Walker and More in THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Award-winning playwright Bathsheba Doran's heartfelt new work, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, is currently in previews and opens this Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through March 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of SMART PEOPLEPhoto Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of SMART PEOPLE
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre presents Lydia R. Diamond's play, Smart People, which opened last night, February 11, 2016, at Second StageTheatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's SMART PEOPLE!Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's SMART PEOPLE!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 20, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will soon present the New York premiere production of SMART PEOPLE, the new play by LYDIA R. DIAMOND (Stick Fly), directed by Tony® Award winner KENNY LEON (A Raisin in the Sun, The Wiz Live!). MAHERSHALA ALI (House of Cards), JOSHUA JACKSON (The Affair), ANNE SON (My Generation), and TESSA THOMPSON (Creed) will co-star in the production. Performances for SMART PEOPLE will begin on January 26, 2016 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street); opening night is February 11, 2016. Season subscriptions are currently available through 2ST.com or by calling the box office at 212-246-4422. The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLPhoto Flash: First Look - HBO Presents Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Below, check out photos of Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, in the performance that won her her sixth Tony. LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL premieres Saturday, March 12 at 9 PM, only on HBO. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More in Rehearsal for THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at the TaperPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More in Rehearsal for THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Center Theatre Group presents the West Coast premiere of THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, written by Bathsheba Doran. THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX will be performed at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum February 10 through March 20, 2016. The opening is set for February 21. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)