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Photo Flash: Open Fist presents Hilarious Shakespeare Musical DELEARIOUSPhoto Flash: Open Fist presents Hilarious Shakespeare Musical DELEARIOUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Tragedy meets hilarity and King Lear gets a happy ending in a madcap musical romp la Mel Brooks and Monty Python. Open Fist Theatre Companyrevives its smash hit production of deLEARious, an award-winning play-within-a-play by Second City'sRon West and composer Phil Swann. West directs for a Nov. 10 opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Dec. 16. Pay-what-you-want previews begin Nov. 3. (more...)

Open Fist Revives Hilarious Production of Shakespeare Musical deLEARiousOpen Fist Revives Hilarious Production of Shakespeare Musical deLEARious
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Tragedy meets hilarity and King Lear gets a happy ending in a madcap musical romp la Mel Brooks and Monty Python. Open Fist Theatre Company revives its smash hit production of deLEARious, an award-winning play-within-a-play by Second City's Ron West and composer Phil Swann. West directs for a Nov. 10opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue throughDec. 16. Pay-what-you-want previews begin Nov. 3. (more...)

WELCOME TO YOUR ALTERNATIVE REALITY Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Welcome to Your Alternative Reality - Take the edge off your week with a bracing tonic of laughter and lunacy! Highlights in this evening of interwoven one-acts and sketches include a liberal journalist working for a right wing news program; an octogenarian stressing about the future of the planet; high-level government leakers in love; and a dry cleaner who might be our next president. What do they all have in common? Each is stuck in this strange new post-election world we live in. (more...)

WELCOME TO YOUR ALTERNATIVE REALITY Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Welcome to Your Alternative Reality - Take the edge off your week with a bracing tonic of laughter and lunacy! Highlights in this evening of interwoven one-acts and sketches include a liberal journalist working for a right wing news program; an octogenarian stressing about the future of the planet; high-level government leakers in love; and a dry cleaner who might be our next president. What do they all have in common? Each is stuck in this strange new post-election world we live in. (more...)

Boyd Gaines, Jan Maxwell, Stark Sands and More to Relive Community Theater Roots in STARRY, STARRY NIGHT in the Catskills
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Some of the Great White Way's most esteemed community theater alumni will go back to their earliest roots upstate over Memorial Day weekend when Starry, Starry Night is staged on Saturday, May 27th. The one-night-only event is a benefit for STS Playhouse, a community theater located in the heart of the Catskills. (more...)

Photo Flash: Malibu Playhouse Presents World Premiere of LIFE EXPECTANCY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

THE MALIBU PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present a world premiere play, LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS, written by Catherine Butterfield and directed by Ron West. LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS will preview on Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7 and will open on Saturday, October 8 and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu. (more...)

Malibu Playhouse Presents World Premiere of LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

THE MALIBU PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present a world premiere play, LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS, written by Catherine Butterfield and directed by Ron West. LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS will preview on Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7 and will open on Saturday, October 8 and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu.   (more...)

Steppenwolf & Second City Team for Shakespeare 400 Chicago with THE PEOPLE VS. FRIAR LAURENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Steppenwolf's LookOut and Second City Theatricals have teamed up to re-create a staged-reading of the smash hit musical, 'The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet' as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago tonight, June 25 and tomorrow, June 26 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Catherine Butterfield's LIFE EXPECTANCY Begins at Hollywood Fringe Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Catherine Butterfield, author of the plays JOINED AT THE HEAD, THE SLEEPER, LIFE IN THE TREES and BROWNSTONE, among others, premieres her latest comedy, LIFE EXPECTANCY, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, beginning today, June 10. Second City alum Ron West helms the play. (more...)

Catherine Butterfield Comedy LIFE EXPECTANCY to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Catherine Butterfield, author of the plays JOINED AT THE HEAD, THE SLEEPER, LIFE IN THE TREES and BROWNSTONE, among others, will premiere her latest comedy, LIFE EXPECTANCY, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Second City alum Ron West will helm the play. (more...)

Steppenwolf & Second City Team for Shakespeare 400 Chicago with THE PEOPLE VS. FRIAR LAURENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Steppenwolf's LookOut and Second City Theatricals have teamed up to re-create a staged-reading of the smash hit musical, "The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet" as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at 8:00pm.   (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its 2015-2016 Season of new plays beginning this fall with the world premiere of CUT THROAT by JB Reich. Directed by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (NEWSical The Musical, When Pigs Fly), CUT THROAT is set to begin previews October 2 at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents Enter Laughing - The Musical, featuring a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), music and lyrics by Stan Daniels ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), and directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid). Musical Direction is by Gerald Sternbach. The show will run for 23 performances only, February 8 - March 1, 2015, in the Lovelace Studio Theater (more...)

Photo Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Honors Dick Cavett at WHERE THE STARS ALIGN Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 22, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 83 new American plays in its 22-year history - just celebrated its 2014-2015 Season with ABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN, its annual benefit gala and dinner,on October 20 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan). The entertaining evening honored Emmy Award-winning talk show host and actor Dick Cavett, star of Hellman v. McCarthy at Abingdon last season, and philanthropist Dr. Vijay K. Anand, a world-renowned endoscopic sinus surgeon and avid supporter of the arts. (more...)

ABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN Gala Honors Dick Cavett Tonight ; Klea Blackhurst and More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 83 new American plays in its 22-year history - is set to celebrate its 2014-2015 Season with ABINGDON: WHERE THE STARS ALIGN, its annual benefit gala and dinner, tonight, October 20 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan). Emmy and OBIE award-winning actor John Cunningham, whose credits include 19 Broadway productions (Titanic, Love Letters), is set to emcee the event, which begins at 6:00pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Abingdon Theatre Company's IT HAS TO BE YOU Offers Good Laughs
by David Clarke - Oct 14, 2014

As the temperatures fall and leaves change color, most people start preparing for the fall family holidays that are just around the corner. Knowing you'll soon be surrounded by your own family, kooky or not, the World Premiere production of Catherine Butterfield's IT HAS TO BE YOU is offering New York audiences the opportunity to trade in their families and spend some time with the one she has created. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Peggy J. Scott, Adam Ferrara and More in Abingdon's IT HAS TO BE YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Catherine Butterfield's IT HAS TO BE YOU, directed by Stuart Ross, runs through October 26 at Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street), starring Peter Davenport, Adam Ferrara, Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Peggy J. Scott and Catherine Butterfield. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

NURSE JACKIE's Adam Ferrara and More Join Abingdon's IT HAS TO BE YOU, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new plays in its 21-year history -- launches its 2014-2015 Season with IT HAS TO BE YOU by Drama Desk nominee Catherine Butterfield (JOINED AT THE HEAD), set to begin previews tonight, October 3, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Official press opening is set for Sunday, October 12, with performances through October 26. Drama Desk nominee Stuart Ross (ENTER LAUGHING, FOREVER PLAID) is set to direct. (more...)

New Plays IT HAS TO BE YOU, A HAPPY END and MALLORCA Set for Abingdon's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new plays in its 21-year history -- launches its 2014-2015 Season with three new plays, beginning this fall with IT HAS TO BE YOU by Drama Desk nominee Catherine Butterfield (JOINED AT THE HEAD), set to begin previews October 3, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Drama Desk nominee Stuart Ross (ENTER LAUGHING, FOREVER PLAID) is set to direct. (more...)

Adam Ferrara and Peggy J. Scott Join IT HAS TO BE YOU at Abingdon This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Peter Davenport, Adam Ferrara ('Nurse Jackie'), Jeffrey C. Hawkins, and Peggy J. Scott ('House of Cards') join Ms. Butterfield in the new play set to begin performances October 3 at Abingdon Theatre Company. (more...)

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