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BEAT THE DEVIL! To Play United Solo Photo BEAT THE DEVIL! To Play United Solo
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

When the devil offers you anything you want, can he satisfy you? At United Solo Theatre Festival, a man and a devil will battle it out as award-winning, world-traveling New York actor and storyteller Glen Williamson performs Beat the Devil!, a one-man play about love, sex, murder, myth, magic, war, waves and a devil out of his depths.

THE 39 STEPS Comes to Gloucester Stage Photo THE 39 STEPS Comes to Gloucester Stage
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Patrick Barlow's witty mystery play The 39 Steps from July 5 through July 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This award winning comic thriller adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered on Broadway in 2008. The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries world-wide, winning Olivier (United Kingdom); Helpmann (Austraila); Moliere (France) and Tony Awards. The play garnered the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy; the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design; the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production; and the 2009 Moliere Award for Best Comedy.

It's a Life, a New JWT Show Tells Funny and Moving Stories of Death Photo It's a Life, a New JWT Show Tells Funny and Moving Stories of Death
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 21, 2019

Death is part of life, and Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) will perform stories about the many facets of death and how memories, fears, and new understandings can transform grief or relief into thoughts and actions that are positive and healing.  It's a Life opens March 9 at The Braid in Santa Monica and travels throughout the state until March 28, in homes, artful venues, synagogues and JCCs.

JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to Stage West Photo JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to Stage West
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2018

'Scrooge? I have to redeem old Scrooge? The one man I knew who was worse than I was? Impossible!'  

Cent. Stage Co. Launches Season with DRACULA Photo Cent. Stage Co. Launches Season with DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Centenary Stage Company launches the 2018-19 professional theatre season October 12- October 28 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with Charles Morey's potent and theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, Dracula.

World Premiere of MY STATION IN LIFE Opens This Week At Gloucester Stage Photo World Premiere of MY STATION IN LIFE Opens This Week At Gloucester Stage
by Julie Musbach - Oct 9, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company wraps up its 39th season of professional theater with the world premiere of Ken Riaf's My Station in Life from October 12 through October 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. From the rubble of his studio dungeon, Simon Geller, the last standing single-handed radio operator in the country, broadcasts commercial free classical music from Gloucester - the town that loves and endures his peculiar presence.

Greater Boston Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Of THE SALONNI√ąRES Photo Greater Boston Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Of THE SALONNI√ąRES
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 2, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company proudly announces the second Don Fulton New Play Project, The Salonnieres. By acclaimed playwright, Liz Duffy Adams, The Salonnieres, set in pre-Revolutionary Paris, is an evening filled with fairytales, facades, and the feminist revolution. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, performances run October 25 - November 11, 2018. The Press Opening is Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 3:00pm.

Cent. Stage Co. Launches Season with DRACULA Photo Cent. Stage Co. Launches Season with DRACULA
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2018

Centenary Stage Company launches the 2018-19 professional theatre season October 12- October 28 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with Charles Morey's potent and theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, Dracula.

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Company Continues its 39th Season with CYRANO Photo Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Company Continues its 39th Season with CYRANO
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 5, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 39th season of professional theater with the New England premiere of Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers' Cyrano from July 13 through August 11 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh directs this adaptation of Rostand's 1897 classic, Cyrano de Bergerac. According to Walsh, 'Cyrano, a new adaptation of the famous play by Edmond Rostand (Cyrano de Bergerac), by Brenda Withers & Jason O'Connell, is a fast-paced, contemporized version featuring a small cast breathing fresh life into this large-scale classic.  Witty, clever, insouciant and fully enjoying the poetic bravura through a modern-day lens and very approachable language, this New England premiere will be perfect for Gloucester Stage!  A beautiful tale told with panache.'

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces Cast And Creative Team For Woody Guthrie's AMERICAN S Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces Cast And Creative Team For Woody Guthrie's AMERICAN SONG
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2018

Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced the cast and creative team of Woody Guthrie's American Song. The musical revue runs from July 13 - August 5 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, with a specially priced preview on Thursday, July 12.

American Stage Festival Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel- 'I'm Running for President of Broadway!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Best Play and Best Direction of a Play nominee for Hand to God.