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Two River Theater Presents The World Premiere Of THEO By Martin Moran, Directed By Carolyn CantorTwo River Theater Presents The World Premiere Of THEO By Martin Moran, Directed By Carolyn Cantor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Over the past decade, Two River Theater has presented the world premieres of 15 original plays and musicals-13 of them since the theater's 2011/12 Season, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of Bess Wohl's MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford StageBWW Review: World Premiere of Bess Wohl's MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 16, 2018

Do you remember when you were a child and the best of days were made up of adventures in the woods, tea parties with your stuffed animals, and fantastic sword fights between friends? These exciting, but entirely made up worlds entertained our young minds for hours on end and, for some, kept us from focusing on the harsh realities of life. For the characters at the center of Bess Wohl's world premiere play, MAKE BELIEVE, the opening production of Hartford Stage's 2018 - 2019 season, childhood fantasy fills a void and serves as a protective shield. Imagination shelters the children at the center of the play (and even their grown-up selves) from their real-life problems and provides a shared bond that carries on throughout their lives.   (more...)

Casting Announced For MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford StageCasting Announced For MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced the cast and creative team for Make Believe, written by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, September 6, through Sunday, September 30, to open the Tony Award-winning regional theatre's 55th season. Jackson Gay will direct. (more...)

Megan Byrne, Chris Ghaffari, and More to Lead World Premiere of MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford StageMegan Byrne, Chris Ghaffari, and More to Lead World Premiere of MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Hartford Stage today announced the cast and creative team for Make Believe, written by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, September 6, through Sunday, September 30, to open the Tony Award-winning regional theatre's 55thseason. Jackson Gay will direct. (more...)

Who Won at the 2018 Obie Awards? Full List!Who Won at the 2018 Obie Awards? Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards® on May 21 at Terminal 5. (more...)

Andrew Garfield, Laura Benanti and More to Present at This Year's Obie AwardsAndrew Garfield, Laura Benanti and More to Present at This Year's Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) are thrilled to announce the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 63rd Annual Obie Awards, being held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street). (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant To Receive Obie Award For Lifetime AchievementKathleen Chalfant To Receive Obie Award For Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice announce that Tony Award-nominated and three-time Obie-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 63rd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

BWW Review:  THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY at TRT is a Gift to TheatergoersBWW Review: THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY at TRT is a Gift to Theatergoers
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 27, 2018

Two River Theater (TRT) continues their successful 2017/2018 season with the enthralling world premiere of 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey' by Thornton Wilder. Expertly directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, this timeless story has been artfully adapted for the stage by David Greenspan who also stars in the production accompanied by a stellar cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY Comes to Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY Comes to Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents the world premiere of The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, adapted by David Greenspan, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. The press opening is Friday, February 23 at 7pmand performances will continue through Sunday, March 18 in Two River's Marion Huber Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ.  Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. (more...)

Two River Theater presents THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REYTwo River Theater presents THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2017/18 season with the world premiere of The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, adapted for the stage by and starring David Greenspan, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. Performances will begin in Two River's Marion Huber Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, February 17 and continue through Sunday, March 18. The opening night performance is Friday, February 23 at 7pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Brookdale Community College. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Close Early Off-BroadwayLisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Close Early Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Playwright and comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf announced today that STUFFED will play its final performance Off-Broadway on Sunday, November 19th at the Westside Theatre (Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Lauren Ann Brickman Goes From Understudy To Star In Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFEDLauren Ann Brickman Goes From Understudy To Star In Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf announced today that understudy Lauren Ann Brickman will star as Marty in Lampanelli's new play, STUFFED. (more...)

Nikki Blonsky Leaves STUFFED Off-Broadway Following Illness; Opening Night Bumped to HalloweenNikki Blonsky Leaves STUFFED Off-Broadway Following Illness; Opening Night Bumped to Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Nikki Blonsky will depart the cast of Stuffed at the Westside Theatre. Due to an illness during a crucial stretch leading up to previews, Blonsky was not able to get sufficient rehearsal time and, as a result, she and the show's creative team have mutually decided to part ways. (more...)

Healthy Nikki Blonsky to Hit the Stage Tonight in STUFFED Off-BroadwayHealthy Nikki Blonsky to Hit the Stage Tonight in STUFFED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Golden Globe Nominee Nikki Blonksy (New Line Cinema's Hairspray) will begin performances tonight in Stuffed, a new play by Lisa Lampanelli, after being out of the show ill this past weekend. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's Nikki Blonsky Out Sick for Two Previews of STUFFED Off-BroadwayHAIRSPRAY's Nikki Blonsky Out Sick for Two Previews of STUFFED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Nikki Blonsky will not be performing in the first preview of Lisa Lampanelli's Stuffed this evening, October 5, or tomorrow, October 6, due to illness. Her understudy, Lauren Ann Brickman, will play the role of 'Marty' for these performances. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Marsha Stephanie Blake Joins Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED; Cast Complete!ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Marsha Stephanie Blake Joins Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf announced today complete casting for Lampanelli's new play, Stuffed, opening Off-Broadway this fall in a new production at the Westside Theatre (Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Badge Dale and Tamara Tunie in BUILDING THE WALL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nominee The Kentucky Cycle), is making its New York premiere, with an official opening set for Sunday, May 21st at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.), for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Off-Broadway's BUILDING THE WALL to Donate to, Host Talk-Backs with Immigrant Rights Organizations
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The producers of BUILDING THE WALL have announced a financial and programmatic partnership with a small group of immigrant rights organizations including the AFSC'S Immigrant Rights Program, Define American, the Immigrant Defense Project, and the New York Immigration Coalition. (more...)

Louisville's Favorite Holiday Tradition Returns
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Field and directed by Drew Fracher. Dickens' classic tale of hope and redemption finds extraordinary new life in Actors Theatre's joyous staging. Celebrate the splendor of the holidays with this spectacular production brimming with festive fun, soaring ghosts and cheerful carols that will charm audiences of all ages. A Christmas Carol will preview November 22 and November 23, openNovember 25 and run through December 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. (more...)

WP Theatre Announces Extension of Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Stuffed began preview performances on Friday, September 23, 2016 and officially opened on Friday, October 7, 2016.  With additional material by Ashley Austin Morris, and direction by Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets!), the new play stars the "Lovable Queen of Mean" Lampanelli, alongside Ann Harada (Cinderella, Avenue Q), Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and Jessica Luck (The Digger).  (more...)

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