Actors' Equity News

Company of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFECompany of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following a successful summer run of Aaron Posner's play Life Sucks, Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre continues this fall with a production of BRIGHT HALF LIFE by playwright Tanya Barfield. Company of Fools' Interim Artistic Director, Ilana Becker, will direct the play, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 14, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

The Civil War Is Not Over... Brave New World Rep to Present Immersive Production of THE PLANTATIONThe Civil War Is Not Over... Brave New World Rep to Present Immersive Production of THE PLANTATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Brave New World Repertory Theatre (BNW) presents The Plantation, the bold new adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia after the emancipation of the slaves but before the onset of Jim Crow. (more...)

Doric Wilson's STREET THEATER to Launch TOSOS' 2017-18 SeasonDoric Wilson's STREET THEATER to Launch TOSOS' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Please join TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence) and the Eagle Bar NYC for STREET THEATER, Doric Wilson's award-winning satire about the evening of the Stonewall riots. (more...)

Gallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in BrooklynGallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Gallery Players charges into its 51st season with their first show, the beloved and uplifting Annie.  It tells the story of a plucky and lovable orphan girl, a millionaire, and how they find their forever family with each other.  This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the original Broadway production. The show has been a family favorite ever since.  (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announce Internship ProgramPeninsula Players Announce Internship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

For 82 years, The Peninsula Players Theatre in Door County, Wisconsin, has thrived amidst the lush woods, vibrant bay and storied traditions that brother and sister founders, Caroline and Richard Fisher built upon in 1935. One of these honored traditions was their dream of a professional company where apprentices and interns learn by doing. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Launches 2017 - 2018 Season with BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Launches 2017 - 2018 Season with BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Opera House Arts Opens Shakespeare's Intimate Epic HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2Opera House Arts Opens Shakespeare's Intimate Epic HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Performances begin this week for Henry IV, the final production of the Opera House Arts summer 2017 theatre season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hip to Hip Theatre Company Enters Final Week of PerformancesPhoto Flash: Hip to Hip Theatre Company Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is in their final week of performances. Five remaining shows are scheduled for Manhattan, Queens, and Southampton. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will end their 2017 tour with a performance of Henry IV on Saturday, August 19th at 7:30 pm in Southampton.  (more...)

ONE WAY TRIP TO MARS: A Rock Opera Makes its World Premiere at Waterville Opera HouseONE WAY TRIP TO MARS: A Rock Opera Makes its World Premiere at Waterville Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

One Way Trip to Mars - A Rock Opera makes its world theatrical premiere at the Waterville Opera House August 24 through 27. One Way Trip to Mars is a Broadway bound spectacular, musical and cinematic production that takes audiences on a virtual journey into space and the surface of Mars. The story is told entirely through songs written by Maine musicians Peter Alexander and Johannah Harkness and is directed by Dennis St. Pierre. International recording sensation Fantine will star as "Casssandra," the lead female role and is joined on stage by a cast of professional New York actors, and supported by an 11-piece rock orchestra. For a complete list of performers, visit www.onewaytriptomars.org. (more...)

BRILLIANT TRACES to Start This September at Roy Arias Stage IIBRILLIANT TRACES to Start This September at Roy Arias Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

FSC Productions presents 'Brilliant Traces' by Cindy Lou Johnson beginning at Roy Arias Stage II September 13th with performances through October 1st. David Newer directs. The cast features Faust Checho* and Lisa Fernandez*. *(Member of Actors Equity). (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESecret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Opening Tonight at Ivoryton PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Opening Tonight at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Put on your 'Boogie Shoes' for Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time is opening up at the Ivoryton Playhouse tonight, August 9th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Announces 2018 SeasonSecond Thought Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

On the heels of closing a successful 13th season, Second Thought Theatre Artistic Director Alex Organ announced details for the company's 2018 season today. The new season adds a fourth production for the first time since 2013 and is comprised of three area premieres and one world premiere. Play selections include 'a work of total fiction' taking place during the 2008 New Hampshire Democratic primary, a committed couple resorting to a miracle drug to regain their capacity for empathy, a city planner fighting for the safety of a town that doesn't want his help, and a provocative ensemble piece that exposes the incongruities of being a woman in the 21st century. Season subscription and ticket information for STT's 2018 season is available online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Brave New World presents Immersive THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 8/31-9/24Brave New World presents Immersive THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 8/31-9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Brave New World Repertory Theatre (BNW) presents The Plantation, the bold new adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia after the emancipation of the slaves but before the onset of Jim Crow. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Snowlion Repertory Company Presents ANYTHING HELPS GOD BLESSSnowlion Repertory Company Presents ANYTHING HELPS GOD BLESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Panhandlers on the median strip versus the City of Portland:  The conscience of a community is tested when Portland must come to grips with conflicted feelings about homelessness, giving, and individual freedom, as the proposal of a simple public safety ordinance unleashes a torrent of passionate, sometimes outrageous response from all sides that ultimately leads to a heated court battle over Constitutional rights! (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramour's West Hyler's GEORAMA Opens at NYMFPhoto Flash: Paramour's West Hyler's GEORAMA Opens at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, as an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, music and lyrics by co-book writer Matt Schatz, additional music and lyrics plus arrangements by Jack Herrick, musical direction by Jacob Yates, and directed by co-book writer West Hyler. (more...)

The Sheen Center presents Reading of FORWARD PASS by Patrick VasselThe Sheen Center presents Reading of FORWARD PASS by Patrick Vassel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture proudly presents a reading of The Forward Pass, a new play by Patrick Vassel, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. The reading is directed by Erin Ortman and is open to the public. RSVP's are required and are being taken via this link: https://sheencenter.org/shows/forward. (more...)

Broadway Vet Robert LuPone Stars in THE VIOLIN at 59E59 TheatersBroadway Vet Robert LuPone Stars in THE VIOLIN at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the world premiere of THE VIOLIN, written by Dan McCormick and directed by Joseph Discher. Produced by The Directors Company in association with ShadowCatcher Entertainment, THE VIOLIN begins performances on Thursday, September 7 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 14. Press Opening is Tuesday, September 19 at 7 PM. (more...)

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