American Theatre Wing News

OC Premiere of Nina Raine's TRIBES Begins 9/24 at Chance TheaterOC Premiere of Nina Raine's TRIBES Begins 9/24 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the fifth show in our 19th Anniversary Season… Tribes. Written by Nina Raine and directed by Marya Mazor, Tribes will preview from September 24 through September 29; regular performances will begin September 30 and continue through October 22 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Melissa Gilbert in World Premiere of IF ONLYPhoto Flash: First Look at Melissa Gilbert in World Premiere of IF ONLY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

The american vicarious will present the world premiere of Thomas Klingenstein's If Only. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin performances tonight, Saturday August 19th and continue through September 17th only, at the Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street, off Seventh Avenue, one block south of Bleecker Street).  The performance runs 80 minutes. (more...)

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...)

Works by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 SeasonWorks by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, followed by the world premiere of The Thing With Feathers, a new play by Scott Organ, the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, and a special benefit performance of the award-winning solo play The Tricky Part by Martin Moran at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Cast Complete for Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE in Extended Run at Arena StageCast Complete for Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE in Extended Run at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller's The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Lineup for 2017 Comedy SeriesAmphibian Stage Productions Announces Lineup for 2017 Comedy Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the comedian lineup for its second annual Phib Comedy Series, featuring Baron Vaughn, star of Grace and Frankie and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, as well as Emily Heller, series regular on TBS' Ground Floor. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Launches 30 & Under Membership ProgramProspect Theater Company Launches 30 & Under Membership Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Prospect Theater Company has announced a new 30 & Under Membership Program, which provides access to specially-priced reserved tickets to Prospect's award-winning programming, as well as other benefits.  (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill PlayhouseMichael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Dito van Reigersberg to Lead 1812 Productions' BUYER & CELLARDito van Reigersberg to Lead 1812 Productions' BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Dito van Reigersberg, best known for his work with Pig Iron Theatre Company and as his alter-ego, cabaret queen Martha Graham Cracker, is set to star in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar. van Reigersberg replaces previously announced John Jarboe after Jarboe's departure to join Arden Theatre Company's production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast and Video: ALADDIN's Stanley Martin Chats, Premiere Song on 'Something New'Exclusive Podcast and Video: ALADDIN's Stanley Martin Chats, Premiere Song on 'Something New'
by Something New - Aug 14, 2017

In Episode 512 of Something New: a musical theatre podcast, composer and host Joel B. New sat down with Broadway performer Stanley Martin. Martin has been performing professionally since the age of 10. He is currently in, as well as an original cast member of, the hit Broadway musical, ALADDIN. His newest cabaret, 'Smoke and Mirrors,' is a retrospective of his 20 years in show business, with the help of his family and friends navigating through all the highs and lows. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces THE WHO & THE WHATArtsWest Announces THE WHO & THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

ArtsWest will open the 2017-18 Season with THE WHO & THE WHAT, Ayad Akhtar's witty and whip-smart play about a young Muslim woman confronting her family and her faith, at the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery on September 7. Performances will run Thursday through Sunday until October 1.   (more...)

Review Roundup: Serenbe Playhouse's CABARETReview Roundup: Serenbe Playhouse's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

UNITED FLIGHT 232 to Return to The House Theatre of ChicagoUNITED FLIGHT 232 to Return to The House Theatre of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced the return of the 2016 Joseph Jefferson award-winning show for "Best Production of a Play (midsize)," adapted and directed by Vanessa Stalling+, United Flight 232. (more...)

FUN HOME Launches TheatreSquared's 12th SeasonFUN HOME Launches TheatreSquared's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Season 12 at TheatreSquared (T2) begins this month with the critically acclaimed recent Broadway hit, the five-time 2015 Tony Award-winner Fun Home. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Sultry First Look at Brian Clowdus, Molly Tynes and More in CABARET at Serenbe PlayhousePhoto Flash: A Sultry First Look at Brian Clowdus, Molly Tynes and More in CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show runs now through August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery Announces Three Directors Joining the 2017-18 SeasonArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery Announces Three Directors Joining the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

ArtsWest has announced three young, celebrated Seattle directors who will bring their talent and vision to the 2017-2018 I AM Season - Samip Raval will direct Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHAT, Sara Porkalob will direct Jiehae Park's PEERLESS, and Brandon J. Simmons will direct Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON. (more...)

Puppet and Mask Maker Presents Premiere of BEFORE THE SUN AND MOONPuppet and Mask Maker Presents Premiere of BEFORE THE SUN AND MOON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Renowned puppet and mask maker RALPH LEE presents his METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY in the New York Premiere of Before the Sun and Moon, September 8-10, 7:30 PM, in the lovely outdoor garden of St. John the Divine, where the company is in residence. (more...)

Lauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance TheaterLauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the sixth show of our 2017 season… in a word. Written by former Chance Theater Resident Playwright Lauren Yee, in a word has received numerous awards and was recently named a New York Times Critic's Pick. Directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, in a word will preview from September 8 through September 15; regular performances will begin September 16 and continue through October 8 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

House Theatre of Chicago Announces Return of UNITED FLIGHT 232House Theatre of Chicago Announces Return of UNITED FLIGHT 232
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce the return of the 2016 Joseph Jefferson award-winning show for "Best Production of a Play (midsize)," adapted and directed by Vanessa Stalling+, United Flight 232. The adaptation of Laurence Gonzales' book Flight 232 tells the story of the harrowing July 19, 1989 flight bound for Chicago's O'Hare airport. (more...)

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