Strand Opens 12th Season With BRIGHT HALF LIFE By Tanya BarfieldStrand Opens 12th Season With BRIGHT HALF LIFE By Tanya Barfield
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019

The Strand Theater Company proudly opens its 12th consecutive season as the company celebrating women's diverse voices and perspectives with the production of Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield, directed by K. Tony Korol-Evans. (more...)

Geva's 47th Season Begins With LA CAGE AUX FOLLESGeva's 47th Season Begins With LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

Geva Theatre Center presents La Cage Aux Folles, with book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Jean Poiret, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Sam Hay in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 3 through October 6. (more...)

PUSH Brings POWER TRIO To 2019 FringePUSH Brings POWER TRIO To 2019 Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

Rochester's internationally renowned PUSH Physical Theatre will make its eighth annual appearance at the eighth annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Tuesday, September 10 a?" Saturday, September 21) for three, all-ages performances at School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre (45 Prince St.) on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 and available online at rochesterfringe.com, by phone at 585-957-9837 (phone fees apply), or in person starting Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Fringe Box Office (corner of Main & Gibbs Streets), and at the venue door one hour before show time (if tickets remain). (more...)

Meet The Current Cast of Creatures In THE LION KING On BroadwayMeet The Current Cast of Creatures In THE LION KING On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2019

Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life on stage each night in The Lion King. The Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world of glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the story of Simba and his epic journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2019-20 SeasonShattered Globe Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Shattered Globe Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premieres: BE HERE NOW by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner* a?" a bittersweet comedy about searching for happiness; and SHEEPDOG by Kevin Artigue, directed by Wardell Julius Clark a?" a love story colliding with today's headlines; followed by WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by Andrew Bovell, directed by Elizabeth Margolius a?" a stunning mystery of love and loss that reverberates through four generations. (more...)

DRAG BRUNCH Debuts at FringeDRAG BRUNCH Debuts at Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019

Organizers of the 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Tuesday, September 10 a?" Saturday, September 21) announce the debut of Drag Brunch in the glamorous Crystal Palace Spiegeltent on Sunday, September 15 for two seatings (12:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.) Tickets are $38 and now on sale at rochesterfringe.com. (more...)

BEN BUTLER Will Premiere At Gloucester StageBEN BUTLER Will Premiere At Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with the Boston area premiere of Richard Strand's Ben Butler from August 2 through August 25 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, a smart and funny discourse on race, protocol and our sense of humanity garnered high critical acclaim during its Off Broadway run in 2016. New York's Joseph Discher who helmed the show's world premiere production in 2014 and the Off Broadway production in 2016, makes his GSC debut directing Ben Butler. Actors Ames Adamson as General Benjamin Butler and Shane Taylor as escaped slave Shepard Mallory make their GSC debut in Ben Butler. GSC veterans Doug Bowen-Flynn as Lieutenant Kelly and David DeBeck as Confederate Major Cary complete the cast. Richard Strand's Ben Butler, runs from August 2 through August 25. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

First Floor Theater Announces Its Eighth SeasonFirst Floor Theater Announces Its Eighth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

First Floor Theater announces their eighth season, featuring one world premiere and two Chicago premieres.First Floor Theater announce their eighth season, featuring one world premiere and two Chicago premieres. (more...)

Court Theatre Announces Casting For KING HEDLEY IICourt Theatre Announces Casting For KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, has announced casting for August Wilson's King Hedley II, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. King Hedley II runs September 12 - October 13, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company's 2019 Summer Play Workshop BeginsHuntington Theatre Company's 2019 Summer Play Workshop Begins
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

The Huntington Theatre Company's annual Summer Workshop began rehearsals July 9 and will conclude in public readings of four new plays on July 20 and 21, 2019. The workshop allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to focus on developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Huntington's Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston.  (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces Details of Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2019Playwrights Foundation Announces Details of Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional emerging playwrights has named the artistic teams, actors and daily schedule for the 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF). The 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 19-28, 2019 at Potrero Stage at the base of San Francisco's Potrero hill. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At ONCE at Cape PlayhouseVIDEO: Get A First Look At ONCE at Cape Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once. (more...)

NNPN Announces 2019-20 Program AwardeesNNPN Announces 2019-20 Program Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces its 2019-20 grant recipients, including the 2019 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and eight Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced For 2-Play Summer Series THE BAR PLAYSComplete Casting Announced For 2-Play Summer Series THE BAR PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

The Williams Project today announced the cast and creative team of its 2019 production line-up, 'The Bar Plays,' a two-play series including productions of Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings and The Time Of Your Life by William Saroyan, performed in repertory at Seattle's historic Washington Hall in the Central District. (more...)

Full Casting For Cape Playhouse's ONCE Directed By Hunter FosterFull Casting For Cape Playhouse's ONCE Directed By Hunter Foster
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Rader and Executive Producer Joe Grandy, announce complete casting for The Cape Playhouse's upcoming production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once. (more...)

Plasticiens Volants Come to Rochester FringePlasticiens Volants Come to Rochester Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

When organizers of the 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Tuesday, September 10 - Saturday, September 21) announced their lineup at last Monday morning's BIG REVEAL press event, they left out their biggest show of all - the festival's annual, free, outdoor spectacular at what's called Friday & Saturday on the Fringe. (more...)

Corkscrew Theater Festival Presents Work by Haleh RoshanCorkscrew Theater Festival Presents Work by Haleh Roshan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Corkscrew Theater Festival's third annual summer season continues with the world premiere of Haleh Roshan's A Play Titled After the Collective Noun for Female-Identifying 20-Somethings Living in NYC in the 2010s. Directed by Lauren Zeftel and running July 18-August 3, Collective Noun centers on three young leftist women fighting for change in the world around them while managing their professional ambitions, romantic relationships, and a strange bug infestation in the kitchen (more...)

Rochester Fringe Festival Reveals 2019 LineupRochester Fringe Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Organizers of the 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Tuesday, September 10 - Saturday, September 21) announced almost their entire lineup at this morning's BIG REVEAL press event. With more than 550 performances and events in 20+ Rochester venues over 12 days, it is one of the premier fringe festivals in the U.S., as well as the largest multi-arts festival in New York State. (more...)

Meet The Current Broadway Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL!Meet The Current Broadway Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019

Check out the latest cast of Drifters, Shirelles, and music industry legends that make up the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical! (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Selections for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVALRed Bull Theater Announces Selections for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for their ninth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Kia Corthron and Marcus Gardley, alongside six brand new plays that have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country: Kate Abbruzzese, Terry Glaser, Eric Pfeffinger, BrIdgette Dutta Portman, David Lerner Schwartz, Sofya Levitsky Weitz, and Matthew Wells. (more...)

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