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Tony-Nominated Set and Costume Designer G.W. Mercier Has Passed Away at 66 Photo Tony-Nominated Set and Costume Designer G.W. Mercier Has Passed Away at 66
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2021

G.W. “Skip” Mercier (1954 – 2021) of Rowayton, CT—Skip to his many loving friends, students, and relations—died at home March 11th in the company of his family, of pancreatic cancer. He was born July 20th, 1954 in Methuen, MA to George and Margaret Condon Mercier and was raised in Haverhill, MA.

NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards Photo NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Once again, the NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee has spoken, and the nominations are in for the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year's pedigreed list of nominees collectively represents a rich, extensive dossier of legacies and accolades for both stage and screen. These nominees include members of a legendary 'gospel royal family' as well as a Legend whose part of an elite group of artists in the EGOT winners circle. These, along with all their fellow nominees, will be honored for their excellence on the small and large stages during our annual awards dinner, slated to be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m.at the prestigious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Casting Announced For Seattle Rep's LAST OF THE BOYS Photo Casting Announced For Seattle Rep's LAST OF THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete ensemble casting for its production of renowned Seattle playwright Steven Dietz's Last of the Boys, an emotional story of the Vietnam War's complex legacy. We meet Ben - he lives off-the-grid in his trailer in the California Central Valley, haunted by the memories of his service during the Vietnam War. His self-imposed exile is disrupted by the arrival of Ben's old war buddy, Jeeter, with his new girlfriend and her volatile mother in tow. Intimate, funny, and fierce, Last of the Boys delves into a veteran's struggle to understand his troubled past, which threatens to swallow him whole. Last of the Boys will be directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham and runs January 18 - February 10, 2019 (opening night is January 23) on the Bagley Wright stage. Single tickets are on sale now (starting at $17) and are available through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org.

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT is Striking Photo BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT is Striking
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 31, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company's New Orleans-inspired production of TWELFTH NIGHT will be a delight to fans of Shakespeare. 

Photo Flash: Seattle Rep presents World Premiere of IBSEN IN CHICAGO Photo Photo Flash: Seattle Rep presents World Premiere of IBSEN IN CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre presents its world premiere production of the new comedy, Ibsen in Chicago. The story from playwright David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure; The Miracle at Naples) follows a group of Scandinavian immigrants working to put on the world premiere of Ghosts, a new play by the revered and controversial Norwegian dramatist of the time, Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen in Chicago was commissioned and developed by Seattle Rep through the organization's 'The Other Season,' program, and will run February 2 - March 4, 2018 (opening night is Wednesday, February 7, 2018) in the Leo K. Theatre. Tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 and online at seattlerep.org.

Seattle Rep presents World Premiere of IBSEN IN CHICAGO Photo Seattle Rep presents World Premiere of IBSEN IN CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre presents its world premiere production of the new comedy, Ibsen in Chicago. The story from playwright David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure; The Miracle at Naples) follows a group of Scandinavian immigrants working to put on the world premiere of Ghosts, a new play by the revered and controversial Norwegian dramatist of the time, Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen in Chicago was commissioned and developed by Seattle Rep through the organization's 'The Other Season,' program, and will run February 2 - March 4, 2018 (opening night is Wednesday, February 7, 2018) in the Leo K. Theatre. Tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 and online at seattlerep.org.  

Complete Casting Announced For Seattle Rep's World Premiere Of IBSEN IN CHICAGO Photo Complete Casting Announced For Seattle Rep's World Premiere Of IBSEN IN CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its world premiere production of playwright David Grimm's clever comedy, Ibsen in Chicago. Under the direction of Artistic Director Braden Abraham, Ibsen In Chicago follows an unlikely ensemble of Scandinavian immigrants as they work to rehearse a controversial new play written by their fellow countryman Henrik Ibsen.

CTG to Host Community Events on Faith & Resilience Alongside HEAD OF PASSES Photo CTG to Host Community Events on Faith & Resilience Alongside HEAD OF PASSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host two Community Conversations inspired by 'Head of Passes' on October 13 and October 19.

CTG to Host Community Events on Faith & Resilience Alongside HEAD OF PASSES Photo CTG to Host Community Events on Faith & Resilience Alongside HEAD OF PASSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host two Community Conversations inspired by 'Head of Passes' on October 13 and October 19.

CTG to Host Community Events on Faith & Resilience Alongside HEAD OF PASSES Photo CTG to Host Community Events on Faith & Resilience Alongside HEAD OF PASSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host two Community Conversations inspired by 'Head of Passes' on October 13 and October 19.

BWW Review: Phylicia Rashad Brilliant in HEAD OF PASSES Photo BWW Review: Phylicia Rashad Brilliant in HEAD OF PASSES
by Don Grigware - Sep 26, 2017

Does everyone believe in God? Obviously, some do and some do not. For those that do, how deep does that faith go? Shelah (Phylicia Rashad) lives in her old decaying homestead in Head of Passes, where the Mississipi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. The time is now. She is dying but will not be treated by a doctor, even though Doctor Anderson (James Carpenter) is a family friend. She believes in the power of the Lord, and when the play begins, she has called a family gathering to bring her sons and daughter together to discuss sharing the property she is about to will them. Currently at MTF, Tarell Alvin McCraney has created a powerful play Head of Passes with the brilliant Rashad heading an outstanding cast of eight, directed meticulously by Tina Landau, through October 22.

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Begins Next Week at the Taper Photo HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Begins Next Week at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

A friendly reminder that previews begin Today, September 13, for Center Theatre Group's production of "Head of Passes" by Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Tina Landau, "Head of Passes" opens Sunday, September 24 and continues through October 22, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum.

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Begins Next Week at the Taper Photo HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Begins Next Week at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

A friendly reminder that previews begin Wednesday, September 13, for Center Theatre Group's production of "Head of Passes" by Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Tina Landau, "Head of Passes" opens Sunday, September 24 and continues through October 22, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Phylicia Rashad and More for HEAD OF PASSES at the Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Phylicia Rashad and More for HEAD OF PASSES at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Center Theatre Group's production of 'Head of Passes' by Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below!

Cast is Set for HEAD OF PASSES at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????Center Theatre Group has announced the cast for "Head of Passes" by Oscar winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Tina Landau and featuring Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, "Head of Passes" begins previews September 13, opens September 24 and continues through October 22, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum.

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for OLD HATS, Starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Airing on THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

OLD HATSTheater Close-Up - the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Old Hats from Signature Theatre, Tuesday, June 13 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, with an encore presentation on early Thursday morning, June 15 at 1:30 a.m. Watch a trailer for the show below!

THIRTEEN's 'Theater Close-Up' to Present Signature Theatre's OLD HATS, 6/13
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of OLD HATS from Signature Theatre

BWW Review: MARY'S WEDDING Fails to Strike an Emotional Chord, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Apr 28, 2017

Stephen Massicotte's MARY'S WEDDING, now playing at Portland Center Stage, never quite becomes the engrossing tragic historical romance it aspires to.

A Young Love and the Great War Collide Within a Dream in Stephen Massicotte's Play MARY'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Mary's Wedding, Stephen Massicotte's dream-centered love story set during World War One, opens in The Armory's Ellyn Bye Studio on April 21, with preview performances beginning April 15 and regular performances running through May 28. Brandon Woolley will direct this tender story, starring Lexi Lapp and Alex J. Gould in their company debuts. Lapp will play Mary, the English dreamer we meet on the eve of her wedding day, and "Flowers," a commanding officer in WWI. Gould will play Charlie, the Canadian farm boy turned soldier.

MARY'S WEDDING Opens at The Armory 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Mary's Wedding, Stephen Massicotte's dream-centered love story set during World War One, opens in The Armory's Ellyn Bye Studio on April 21, with preview performances beginning April 15 and regular performances running through May 28. Brandon Woolley will direct this tender story, starring Lexi Lapp and Alex J. Gould in their company debuts. Lapp will play Mary, the English dreamer we meet on the eve of her wedding day, and 'Flowers,' a commanding officer in WWI. Gould will play Charlie, the Canadian farm boy turned soldier.

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