BWW Interview: Jessica Stone, Director, of VANITY FAIR at Shakespeare Theatre Company BWW Interview: Jessica Stone, Director, of VANITY FAIR at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Rachael Goldberg - Feb 18, 2019

Jessica Stone is the director of Shakespeare Theatre Company's upcoming production of Vanity Fair, adapted by playwright Kate Hamill from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. Stone has worked as an actress on and off-Broadway, in television and in film for the last 30 years, and has been directing for the last decade. (more...)

NTPA Announces New NTPA Dallas Program Director NTPA Announces New NTPA Dallas Program Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

North Texas Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Christian Robert Black has been named Program Director for the North Texas Performing Arts - Dallas Theatre. NTPA - Dallas is the fastest growing of NTPA's youth theatres, and will produce over twenty productions in 2019 under Christian's Leadership.   Christian is an NTPA success story; his passion for the theatre ignited in his teens as a student in the Plano Children's Theatre. (more...)

Rogue Machine's New Play 100 APRILS Opens June 9th Rogue Machine's New Play 100 APRILS Opens June 9th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Rogue Machine Theatre (2017 Ovation Award "Best Season," and two time recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle "Polly Warfield Award for an Excellent Season in a Small to Mid-Size Theatre") presents four new plays in 2018, about the haunted, about how we survive in a world that is increasingly nonsensical. In addition, an American premiere and a West Coast premiere are being added to Rogue Machine's season. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On All New LIFE SENTENCE On THE CW - Today, March 21, 2018 Scoop: Coming Up On All New LIFE SENTENCE On THE CW - Today, March 21, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On All New LIFE SENTENCE , airing on THE CW today, March 21, 2018! (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2018-2019 Season Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Michael Kahn today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2018-2019 Season. With two world premieres from celebrated playwrights, a multiple Tony Award-winning presentation, a dynamic adaptation of a classic novel, two Shakespeare plays and a group of acclaimed directors and artists, it is an ambitious grand finale for STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, who will retire from the company at the end of the Season. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and Christopher Sieber Will Bring THE PROM to Broadway Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and Christopher Sieber Will Bring THE PROM to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

It was announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will star Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (Jitney), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and will officially open on Broadway on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at a Shubert theater to be announced. (more...)

Irresistible One-Woman Comedy BAD DATES Starts Today Irresistible One-Woman Comedy BAD DATES Starts Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the irresistible comedy, Bad Dates, featuring Haneefah Wood (Cassandra in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington and Blanche in Fox TV's Grease Live! ), written by Theresa Rebeck (creator of NBC's Smash and the Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winning play Mauritius, produced at the Huntington in 2006), and directed by Jessica Stone (director of Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington). Performances run from January 26 through February 25, 2018 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Plano Children's Theatre presents THE LION KING JR. Plano Children's Theatre presents THE LION KING JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

North Texas Performing Arts proudly presents Disney's The Lion King, Jr., February 1-10th at Plano's Courtyard Theatre and at North Texas Performing Arts in their new home at The Shops of Willow Bend. The performance will be in the Rodenbaugh Main Stage Theatre. Featuring a cast of actors, ages 7-15, the production is directed by Plano Children's Theatre alum, Christian Black. Choreography is by Lonnie Hightower, who performed in The Lion King on Broadway who originated the role of one of the hyenas in Disney's The Lion King on Broadway. (more...)

Irresistible One-Woman Comedy BAD DATES Starts 1/26 Irresistible One-Woman Comedy BAD DATES Starts 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the irresistible comedy, Bad Dates, featuring Haneefah Wood (Cassandra in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington and Blanche in Fox TV's Grease Live! ), written by Theresa Rebeck (creator of NBC's Smash and the Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winning play Mauritius, produced at the Huntington in 2006), and directed by Jessica Stone (director of Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington). Performances run from January 26 through February 25, 2018 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Jessica Stone's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Kathleen Marshall-Helmed 'MUCH ADO' and More Set for The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season Jessica Stone's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Kathleen Marshall-Helmed 'MUCH ADO' and More Set for The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the additional productions in its 2018 Summer Season, including the classic Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park directed by Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Arms and the Man, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Globe), which will run July 28 - August 26, 2018. The Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup will include The Tempest, running June 17 - July 22, 2018, and Much Ado About Nothing, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe's Love's Labor's Lost), running August 12 - September 16. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Asolo Rep to Present 7th Annual MEN WHO COOK & BREW Event
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Asolo Rep will host its seventh annual Men Who Cook & Brew event on Sunday, May 21 at 6pm at Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Leslie Ayvazian and OUT OF THE CITY at Passage Theatre Company 10/27 to 11/13
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 27, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Leslie Ayvazian who wrote Out of the City, now showing at Passage Theatre Company in Trenton. Directed by Murphy Davis, Ayvazian also plays Carol in the show. (more...)

Leslie Ayvazian's OUT OF THE CITY to Make NJ Premiere at Passage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Passage Theatre Company, Trenton's Barrymore Award-winning theatre company, under the leadership of Artistic Director June Ballinger and Managing Director Damion Parran,  opens  its 2016-2017 season with Leslie Ayvazian's comedy, Out of the City.   (more...)

Leslie Ayvazian's OUT OF THE CITY to Make NJ Premiere at Passage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Passage Theatre Company, Trenton's Barrymore Award-winning theatre company, under the leadership of Artistic Director June Ballinger and Managing Director Damion Parran,  opens  its 2016-2017 season with Leslie Ayvazian's comedy, Out of the City.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Last night's Career Transition For Dancers 31st Anniversary Jubilee at the New York Marriott Marquis? was a great success. The evening honored Joe Lanteri/the New York City Dance Alliance? Foundation, and philanthropists Barbara and Donald Tober for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance. The gala benefit evening raised  $800,000 and was presented by the Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation and benefits The Actors Fund's CTFD services for the dance community. (more...)

Theatrical Agent Sarah Jane Leigh Dies at 53; Doug Wright Pays Tribute with Obituary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Theatrical agent Sarah Jane Leigh has died at 53, BroadwayWorld confirmed this afternoon. In honor of her memory, American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter, Doug Wright, has paid tribute to Leigh with a heartfelt obituary, which you can read in full below. (more...)

Scoop: iZOMBIE on THE CW - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
by - Jun 25, 2015

Get all the scoop on iZOMBIE, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, July 14, 2015! (more...)

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