BWW Review: LANFORD WILSON'S 5TH OF JULY at Five Towns CollegeBWW Review: LANFORD WILSON'S 5TH OF JULY at Five Towns College
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Mar 28, 2018

It was an enchanting gathering with the Talley family at the Five Towns College Performing Arts Center's dynamite production of Lanford Wilson's 'Fifth Of July.' This Broadway classic was beautifully and intimately brought back to life by director Milton Justice. It was as if we were members of the Talley family, sitting in their backyard watching and witnessing our relatives, played by an amazing troop of fresh young actors, mix family squabble with laughter and tears. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University And Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Ensemble Class Of 2020 Present FIFTH OF JULYCase Western Reserve University And Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Ensemble Class Of 2020 Present FIFTH OF JULY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program announces the debut performance of the Class of 2020. Fifth of July, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, will run in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Harold Wolpert Named Executive Director of Signature TheatreHarold Wolpert Named Executive Director of Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Signature Theatre's Board of Trustees (Edward Norton, Chairman, and Nina Matis, President) announced today the appointment of Harold Wolpert as Executive Director of the Tony Award-winning company beginning April 2, 2018. He will serve alongside Artistic Director Paige Evans, who joined Signature in 2016. Mr. Wolpert is a three-time Tony Award-winner who has served in leadership roles at some of the country's premiere cultural organizations, including Roundabout Theater Company, where he was Managing Director until 2016. (more...)

Cal State Fullerton's TAKING STEPS Opens This FridayCal State Fullerton's TAKING STEPS Opens This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

California State University, Fullerton begins the spring 2018 season with Alan Ayckbourn's comedy, Taking Steps. Seasoned professional Mark Ramont directs the production, which runs February 23-March 18, 2018 in the Hallberg Theatre on campus. The comedy centers around the tale of Roland, a hard-drinking, irascible tycoon who is interested in buying an old Victorian house that was once a brothel. His wife, a frustrated dancer, constantly threatening to leave him, joins in this frenetic race up and down the dark mansion's many steps in what The Evening News called 'a farce of riotous delight."    (more...)

Cal State Fullerton Spring 2018 Season Opens With The British Comedy, TAKING STEPSCal State Fullerton Spring 2018 Season Opens With The British Comedy, TAKING STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

??????? California State University, Fullerton begins the spring 2018 season with Alan Ayckbourn's comedy, "Taking Steps." Seasoned professional Mark Ramont directs the production, which runs February 23-March 18, 2018 in the Hallberg Theatre on campus. The comedy centers around the tale of Roland, a hard-drinking, irascible tycoon who is interested in buying an old Victorian house that was once a brothel. His wife, a frustrated dancer, constantly threatening to leave him, joins in this frenetic race up and down the dark mansion's many steps in what The Evening News called 'a farce of riotous delight."   (more...)

Cal State Fullerton Spring 2018 Season Opens With The British Comedy TAKING STEPSCal State Fullerton Spring 2018 Season Opens With The British Comedy TAKING STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

???????California State University, Fullerton begins the spring 2018 season with Alan Ayckbourn's comedy, "Taking Steps." Seasoned professional Mark Ramont directs the production, which runs February 23-March 18, 2018 in the Hallberg Theatre on campus. The comedy centers around the tale of Roland, a hard-drinking, irascible tycoon who is interested in buying an old Victorian house that was once a brothel. His wife, a frustrated dancer, constantly threatening to leave him, joins in this frenetic race up and down the dark mansion's many steps in what The Evening News called 'a farce of riotous delight."   (more...)

Redhouse's ON GOLDEN POND Starring TV Star Fred Grandy Opens at Redhouse at City Center, 3/8Redhouse's ON GOLDEN POND Starring TV Star Fred Grandy Opens at Redhouse at City Center, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

???????Redhouse Arts Center is thrilled to inaugurate its new City Center home with Ernest Thompson's classic On Golden Pond. Performances will take place March 8-18, 2018 and will mark the first performances at the brand new Redhouse at City Center, located at 400 South Salina Street, which boasts three new theatres, an attached parking garage, full service concession, larger lobby space, and much, much more. The show will feature actor and TV star Fred Grandy, lovingly know as "Gopher" by his millions of fans around the world who watched him on the long-running TV Series The Love Boat. On Golden Pond was adapted to an academy award winning movie in 1981 which starred Henry Fonda who won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actor in what was his final film role. Don't miss this gorgeously witty and heart warming classic featuring an all star cast. (more...)

The Artistic Home's Announces Cast for HOW I LEARNED HOW TO DRIVEThe Artistic Home's Announces Cast for HOW I LEARNED HOW TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

???????Elizabeth Birnkrant, known for her roles in JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN for Eclipse Theatre, 1984 at Steppenwolf, VICES AND VIRTUES: THE GREAT WAR at Profiles Theatre and other roles with Sideshow, First Floor and Roadworks theatre companies, has been cast in the leading role of L'il Bit in The Artistic Home's production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. The Artistic Home co-founder John Mossman will play Uncle Peck, the family member who has a sexual relationship with his niece Li'l Bit during her pre-teen and teenage years. Mossman, who directed The Artistic Home's BY THE BOG OF CATS last year, as an actor has most recently appeared as Leontes in THE WINTERS TALE and O'Trigger in THE RIVALS at Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre.  He has also appeared with The Artistic Home as MACBETH and as Shannon in NIGHT OF THE IGUANA. He played Atticus Finch in Oak Park Festival Theatre's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and performed in the Steppenwolf production of THE MARCH. (more...)

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre presents Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre presents Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

CVThe Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) has announced it will present three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee's highly provocative award-winning play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?. Exemplifying this season's CVRep theme of 'Romance, Real or Imagined', The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? touches on relationships and betrayal in true Albee style. Well known for pushing the envelope, Mr. Albee, uses sexuality and humor to deflect where the real problems are based. (more...)

World Premiere of ONE MORE TIME WITH MALICE Opens 3/8World Premiere of ONE MORE TIME WITH MALICE Opens 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Two Cups and a String Theatre presents the World Premiere of award-winning playwright, Rob Cardazone's new play, One More Time with Malice. The play is directed by Eric Nightengale. One More Time with Malice runs March 8 - 17 at The Robert Moss Theatre in NoHo. (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces 2018-19 SeasonRaven Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, kicking off this fall with the sharp and boisterous play CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined). Tyrone Phillips directs this drama about family, faith and revolution. (more...)

Artistic Home to Stage Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVEArtistic Home to Stage Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The Artistic Home will continue its 2017-18 season with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, to be directed by The Artistic Home's Associate Artistic Director Kayla Adams. It will open to the press Sunday, March 25 at 7:00 pm, following previews from March 21-24. HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, which premiered in 1997, was a Pulitzer Prize winner and a pioneering drama for its examination of pedophilia and sexual abuse of women. It follows a young woman, named L'il Bit, from age 11 to age 18 and her friendship and sexual affair with her uncle. Director Adams says, this courageous and surprising script reminds me again and again of the healing power of storytelling. In reviewing the 2017 production by the Cleveland Playhouse, the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER said, We can rejoice that 'How I Learned to Drive' feels as fresh and fearless as it did two decades ago - and mourn for the same reason. (more...)

Writers Announced For 2018 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At GoodspeedWriters Announced For 2018 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2018 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Randy Noojin Returns To North Coast Rep For Solo Show SEEGERRandy Noojin Returns To North Coast Rep For Solo Show SEEGER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to welcome back Randy Noojin, as he takes the stage as America's beloved folksinger/activist, Pete Seeger, January 29, 2018. SEEGER is a multimedia, solo show that uses Seeger's signature songs including: If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Bring 'Em Home, We Shall Overcome, and Guantanamera, to tell the story of his personal struggles for free speech in America. (more...)

SEEGER Starring Randy Noojin Comes to the Eisemann CenterSEEGER Starring Randy Noojin Comes to the Eisemann Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Eisemann Center Presents SEEGER, a multimedia solo show written and performed by Randy Noojin at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas on Saturday, February 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm. This show is part of Spotlight Artists shows, starring Randy Noojin, who appeared in Hard Travelin' with Woody at the Eisemann Center in 2016. (more...)

STAR WARS' Adam Driver to Return to Broadway in BURN THIS RevivalSTAR WARS' Adam Driver to Return to Broadway in BURN THIS Revival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Producer David Binder (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men) announces today that three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Girls ) will return to Broadway in the first revival of Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) in 2019 at a Broadway theater to be announced. (more...)

Theatrum Mundi Productions presents A Reading of DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTIONTheatrum Mundi Productions presents A Reading of DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Throughout the entertainment industry, over the last month, the repeated question has reverberated: How can we change the paradigm and create more parity for women in the industry? (more...)

Edward Watts Goes Green in 'THE GRINCH', Beginning Tonight at The Old GlobeEdward Watts Goes Green in 'THE GRINCH', Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run tonight, November 4, through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Announces A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical CelebrationTown Hall Theatre Announces A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Town Hall Theatre Generations Season 2017-2018 celebrates this holiday season with the warm and deeply-moving musical play, A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical Celebration, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, with music by Daryl Waters. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

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