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BWW Review: DON JUAN at Westport Country Playhouse Photo BWW Review: DON JUAN at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Nov 11, 2019

The world premiere translation and adaptation of Moliere's Don Juan is the closing play of the season at the Westport Country Playhouse. It's performed in modern dress, but the book is overly faithful to the original story of the narcissistic womanizer (played well by Nick Westrate). Warning: this is a hard play to like because Don Juan is not likeable and because some of it is vulgar and unnecessary. Nor can Don Juan command any respect because of the way he treats everyone, not just women. There were some patrons who walked out during the intermission. It was their loss to miss out on the rest of the play, which was worth seeing for Bhavesh Patel, who stole the show as Sganarelle, Don Juan's servant. He's a human mop, underpaid and having to clean up his master's messes.

Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From Westport Country Playhouse's DON JUAN Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From Westport Country Playhouse's DON JUAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

Sex, politics, and religion – nothing is sacred – in Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, “Don Juan,” by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, from November 5 – 23.  

Nick Westrate Steps Into Title Role In DON JUAN at Westport Country Playhouse Photo Nick Westrate Steps Into Title Role In DON JUAN at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, a?oeDon Juan,a?? by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, will begin Tuesday, November 5 and run through Saturday, November 23.

Westport Country Playhouse Stages World Premiere Translation/Adaptation of DON JUAN Photo Westport Country Playhouse Stages World Premiere Translation/Adaptation of DON JUAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

Sex, politics, and religion a?" nothing is sacred a?" in Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, a?oeDon Juan,a?? by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, from November 5 a?" 23.

Photo Flash: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Photo Flash: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH is one of two Pulitzer Prize winning plays by Thorton Wilder. Though the other, OUR TOWN, is far better known and far more frequently produced. The title comes from a phrase in the book of Job (19:20) and refers to the commonly used expression: to have escaped by the skin of one's teeth. The biblical reference is rather fitting. Like the bible, this play is meant to express an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material form; a symbolical narrative. Biblical references are woven through this allegorical play that in the course of three acts spans thousands of years of human experience.

Review Roundup: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Review Roundup: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

The Skin of Our Teeth is now open at Berkshire Theatre Group! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!

BWW Review: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo BWW Review: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - Jul 17, 2019

The sometimes confusing, amusing, and thought-provoking play premiered in 1942. This production has been freshened up a bit and includes modern references some of which are particularly relevant to the Berkshires. The main characters are George and Maggie Antrobus, their two children, Henry and Gladys, and Sabina, who appears as the family's maid in the first and third acts, and as a beauty queen temptress in the second act. The play's action takes place in a relatively modern setting but is full of anachronisms reaching back to prehistoric times.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Comes to The Fitzpatrick Main Stage Photo THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Comes to The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth begins performances on Thursday, July 11 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, and runs through August 3.

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Guests Sophie von Haselbe Photo Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Guests Sophie von Haselberg and Ariana Venturi
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Apr 1, 2019

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny.

Photo Flash: SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE a Photo Photo Flash: SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE at Berkshire Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Performances begin TONIGHT for the Berkshire Theatre Group production of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang. Directed by Matthew Penn, the cast features Harriet Harris, Anna O'Donoghue, Tom Story, Matthew Sullivan and Ariana Venturi. Performances will continue through August 31 at The Unicorn Theatre/The Larry Vaber Stage (6 East Street, Stockbridge, MA). Opening Night is Saturday, August 18 at 8:00pm.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU AND THE AC Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU AND THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Meet the cast of the Berkshire Theatre Group production of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang.

Steppenwolf Extends Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends the critically acclaimed world premiere production of Mary Page Marlowe, written by ensemble member Tracy Letts and directed by artistic director Anna D. Shapiro.

Photo Flash: First Look at Tracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Premiere at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere production of MARY PAGE MARLOWE, written by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts, is helmed by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, who directed Letts's internationally acclaimed August: Osage County. She teams up with him again for this intimate and moving production in Steppenwolf's 40th anniversary season. The show is currently in previews for an April 10 opening night and runs through May 29, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere production of MARY PAGE MARLOWE, written by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts. Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, who directed Letts's internationally acclaimed August: Osage County, teams up with him again for this intimate and moving production in Steppenwolf's 40th anniversary season. Previews begin March 31 (opening night is April 10; press performances are Saturday, April 9 at 3pm and Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 29, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere production of MARY PAGE MARLOWE, written by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts. Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, who directed Letts's internationally acclaimed August: Osage County, teams up with him again for this intimate and moving production in Steppenwolf's 40th anniversary season. Previews begin March 31 (opening night is April 10; press performances are Saturday, April 9 at 3pm and Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 29, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Photo Flash: Carrie Coon Featured in First Look at Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere production ofMary Page Marlowe, written by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts. Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, who directed Letts's internationally acclaimed August: Osage County, teams up with him again for this intimate and moving production in Steppenwolf's 40th anniversary season. Below, check out a pre-production photo featuring Carrie Coon, one of the seven actors sharing the title role!

Tony Winner Blair Brown Joins Cast of Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today acclaimed stage and screen actor Blair Brown will join the cast of Mary Page Marlowe as one of the seven actors sharing the role of Mary over the span of her life

Review Roundup: Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS! Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 16, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opened last night, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. Let's see what the critics had to say...

BWW Review: THESE PAPER BULLETS! Makes Much Ado About Beatlemania
by Michael Dale - Dec 16, 2015

Billie Joe Armstrong's faux Fab Four songs are the highlights of this mod Shakespeare riff.

Photo Coverage: Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker & THESE PAPER BULLETS! Cast Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opened just last night, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. THESE PAPER BULLETS! plays a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below!

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