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Photo Flash: Classic Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE Photo Flash: Classic Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), present a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, now in  previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20.  Opening night is Thursday, May 3.  The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan),  Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson(Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez (Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer),Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller). (more...)
Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons Presents the World Premiere of DANCE NATION Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons Presents the World Premiere of DANCE NATION
by Stage Tube on April 20, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plie andjete is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.   (more...)
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's World Premiere Production Of DAYBREAK Begins Peformances Tomorrow Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's World Premiere Production Of DAYBREAK Begins Peformances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Off-Broadway

???????Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), continuing its 41st milestone season on themes of social justice and historic amnesia, presents the world premiere of the new play Daybreak by Joyce van Dyke (A Girl's War).  Performances BEGIN TOMORROW, April 21, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 13, 2018 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).  Opening Night is Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Photo Flash: Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company Presents DON QUIXOTE TAKES NEW YORK at La MaMa Photo Flash: Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company Presents DON QUIXOTE TAKES NEW YORK at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

The acclaimed puppet dance theatre company Loco7 will debut their newest work when La MaMa (66 E. 4 St.) presents the world-premiere of the family show DON QUIXOTE TAKES NEW YORK, as part of the La MaMa Kids series with performances beginning April 21, as it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's artistic director. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at the Off-Broadway Premiere of IT CAME FROM BEYOND Photo Flash: First Look at the Off-Broadway Premiere of IT CAME FROM BEYOND
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Producers John Lant and Cornell Christianson with ICFB Productions are pleased to announce the Off-Broadway premiere of IT CAME FROM BEYOND, a 1950's sci-fi, musical comedy with book by writer / producer Cornell Christianson, music and lyrics by Stephen M. Schwartz and Norman E. Thalheimer, and directed by Jim Blanchette.  (more...)
BWW Review: WE LIVE BY THE SEA at 59E59 Theaters Entertains and Informs BWW Review: WE LIVE BY THE SEA at 59E59 Theaters Entertains and Informs
by Marina Kennedy on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

The New York City premiere of 'We Live By The Sea' is now on stage at 59E59 Theaters through Sunday, May 6. It is an insightful portrayal of a teenager on the autism spectrum that shouldn't be missed. This is a show that both entertains and informs. (more...)
Photo Flash: Agatha Christie's THE UNEXPECTED GUEST Celebrates 60 Years Photo Flash: Agatha Christie's THE UNEXPECTED GUEST Celebrates 60 Years
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

A beautiful woman, a dead body and a smoking gun!  Agatha Christie's classic play The Unexpected Guest, celebrates its 60th birthday this year having opened in the West End at the Duchess Theatre on August 12, 1958.  Be Bold Productions has mounted a faithful production of her plot-twisting work Off-Broadway at the Player Theatre. (more...)
MLIMA'S TALE Extends Through June 3 MLIMA'S TALE Extends Through June 3
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere of MLIMA'S TALE. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, MLIMA'S TALE continues The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. MLIMA'S TALE will now run two additional weeks through Sunday, June 3. (more...)
Photo Flash: Charles Busch Returns to the Stage in THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE Photo Flash: Charles Busch Returns to the Stage in THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Check out the new photos below of Charles Busch's sold-out return to Theater for the New City in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress. (more...)
Performances Begin Tonight For New Play DRESS OF FIRE Starring Austin Pendleton Performances Begin Tonight For New Play DRESS OF FIRE Starring Austin Pendleton
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

DRESS OF FIRE, a new play by Nina Kethevan, starring Austin Pendleton, will begin performances tonight (Thursday), with the Opening Night set for this Sunday, April 22nd at 7 pm at the 13th Street Theatre, 50 West 13 Street (just east of Sixth Ave.) As the conflict rages around the walls of the city of Troy (whose dilemma startlingly resembles that of our world today), the passionate characters in DRESS OF FIRE are as much preoccupied by their own personal dramas as by the impending disaster that will sweep it all away. (more...)
MOLASSES IN JANUARY Begins Previews May 9 MOLASSES IN JANUARY Begins Previews May 9
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Spanning 1915 to 1919, set against the backdrop of Boston's Italian North End Immigrants, MOLASSES IN JANUARY is a charming historical fiction musical that tells the story of Anna, a single mother doing her best to raise her children in a world caught up in the turmoil of the first World War. As rumors grow about the potential construction of an enormous molasses tank that will be used to make liquor and gun powder for the war, so do the hopes for potential prosperity. But suddenly on an unusually warm January day, the tank bursts and two million gallons of molasses come crashing down around Anna and her family discovers that life can change in a moment. The music of MOLASSES IN JANUARY is performed in the traditional style of the Great American Song Book, similar to Fiddler on the Roof and Gypsy. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Matthew Broderick & Company Celebrate Opening Night of THE SEAFARER Photo Coverage: Matthew Broderick & Company Celebrate Opening Night of THE SEAFARER
by Jennifer Broski on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Irish Repertory Theatre just celebrated opening night of THE SEAFARER, starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (Shining City). THE SEAFARER, written by Conor McPherson (Shining City) and directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (The Emperor Jones), began performances on March 30, 2018 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and will now run through May 24, 2018. (more...)
Photo Flash: ZURICH Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway! Photo Flash: ZURICH Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway!
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Colt Coeur is thrilled to announce that Zurich, a new play by Amelia Roper and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (The Women's Project's What We're Up Against, Colt Coeur's Dry Land), will make its world premiere as part of the company's 2017-2018 season. Presented as part of New York Theatre Workshop's inaugural NEXT DOOR series, Zurich will begin performances on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at The Fourth Street Theatre (located at 79 East 4th Street, between Cooper Square and 2nd Avenue), with a final performance set for May 5, 2018. Opening night has been set for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (more...)
LILI MARLENE Returns To St. Lukes Theater 4/25 LILI MARLENE Returns To St. Lukes Theater 4/25
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant and Producer Tamra Pica are pleased to announce the extension of LILI MARLENE, a new musical about a family's escape from the rising tide of Nazism, with book, music and lyrics by Michael Antin and directed and choreographed by Mark Blowers. (more...)
BWW Interview: Dan Lauria Talks Creative Madness in THE STONE WITCH, Joining THIS IS US, and More BWW Interview: Dan Lauria Talks Creative Madness in THE STONE WITCH, Joining THIS IS US, and More
by Julie Musbach on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Dan Lauria boasts an extensive career both on stage and off. He took a moment to speak with BroadwayWorld about his experience in The Stone Witch and his upcoming projects including a recurring role on the hit television series 'This Is Us'. Find out what he had to say below! (more...)
THE STONE WITCH to Play Final Performance Off-Broadway April 29th THE STONE WITCH to Play Final Performance Off-Broadway April 29th
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott Newsome, in association with Alec Seymour, SPF Group and Susanne Adamski, announced today that The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence) will end its run at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) after the matinee performance on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  When it closes, it will have played 15 preview performances and 41 regular performances. Performances began Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement. Opening Night was Sunday evening, March 25, 2018. (more...)
Sublimely Seductive ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT Makes US Premiere At Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters Sublimely Seductive ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT Makes US Premiere At Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Off-Broadway

The Brits Off Broadway season continues at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT, written by Jessica Walker, with music director Joseph Atkins. Produced by Jess Walker Music Theatre, in association with Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT begins performances on Tuesday, June 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1. (more...)
Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young to Lead New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young to Lead New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Off-Broadway

American Idols and real-life couple, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young have signed on to star in the upcoming musical, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, (more...)
PERFECT CRIME Celebrates Its 31st Anniversary Today PERFECT CRIME Celebrates Its 31st Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Off-Broadway

The Off-Broadway 'whodunit' PERFECT CRIME will celebrate its 31st Anniversary today - continuing on as the longest-running play in the city's history. The smart, funny and fast-paced thriller plays in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center in Times Square (1627 Broadway). (more...)
RAP GUIDE TO CONSCIOUSNESS Will Play An Additional Month Off-Broadway RAP GUIDE TO CONSCIOUSNESS Will Play An Additional Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Off-Broadway

After six-weeks of packed houses at the SoHo Playhouse, Artistic Director Darren Lee Cole has announced a four-week extension of Drama Desk Award nominee Baba Brinkman's show Rap Guide to Consciousness. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The New York Premiere of David Ives' THE METROMANIACS Photo Flash: First Look at The New York Premiere of David Ives' THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Founder and Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) presents the New York Premiere of David Ives's The Metromaniacs, adapted from Alexis Piron's La Metromanie and directed by Michael Kahn opening Sundayevening (7pm). Previews now! (more...)
Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney, Lisa O'Hare, Tony Roach, Don Stephenson, Lenny Wolpe And More Will Star In Project Shaw's THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney, Lisa O'Hare, Tony Roach, Don Stephenson, Lenny Wolpe And More Will Star In Project Shaw's THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the next presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those of his contemporaries, presented monthly at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).  (more...)
Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's UNEXPECTED JOY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy on April 19, 2018 in Off-Broadway

The York Theatre Company is gearing up to host the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy. Meet the cast and creative in new photos below! (more...)
Visually Astonishing SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS Makes US Premiere At Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters Visually Astonishing SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS Makes US Premiere At Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Off-Broadway

The Brits Off Broadway season continues at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS, written by David Byrne and directed by Mr. Byrne & Kate Stanley. (more...)
Stephen Bogardus, John Cudia, and Melissa Errico Will Lead ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER at Irish Rep Stephen Bogardus, John Cudia, and Melissa Errico Will Lead ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Off-Broadway

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) will present ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, starring Tony Award-nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star), John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow) this summer. ON A CLEAR DAY features music by Burton Laneand book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. (more...)