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Celebration Theatre Extends THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE Thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that the West Coast Premiere of its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow is EXTENDING through Sunday, June 27 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Epic Theatre Hosts Arts & Human Rights Conference In Conjunction With PASSION PLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman, Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Founding Executive Directors), Culture Project, Lark Play Development Center, Rising Circle Theater Collective and Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY today announced that they will present a full-day Arts and Human Rights Conference on Tuesday, May 25.

International Voices Project Reading Held At The Alliance Theatre 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

On Friday, May 7th, Premiere Theatre and Performance launched its inaugural International Voices Project with a staged reading of The Dakato Dream, by famed Catalan playwright, Jordí Galcerán and directed by the Goodman Theatre's Henry Godinez.

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 19th, 2010
by Paul W. Thompson - May 19, 2010

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Guy Adkins, 'Sugar,' Second City, 'Aftermath,' 'Fela!,' 'Glee,' more.....

Kudisch, Kuhn, et al Appear in Gordon's SYCAMORE TREES at Signature 5/18-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

Previews will begin today at Virginia's Signature Theatre for the world premiere musical Sycamore Trees written by Ricky Ian Gordon, the award-winning composer of the opera The Grapes of Wrath and the musicals Dream True and My Life with Albertine. A starry Broadway cast portrays Gordon's own family story - complete with a tough Bronx-born father and former 'Borscht Belt' singer/comedian mother - in a tale of two generations' struggles and triumphs in the decades from World War II through the 1990s.

ACT & Icicle Creek Announces New Play Festival: An Uncorked Conversation 8/23, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

In partnership with ACT Theatre, the Fourth Annual Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF), based in Leavenworth, Washington brings new plays by two of this country's most talented contemporary theatrical voices, along with cases and cases of extraordinary wine from Leavenworth's best wineries, to Seattle's ACT Theatre, for An Uncorked Conversation: New Play Festival and Wine Tasting, August 23 and 24, 2010.

FREED Receives NYC Premiere at Americas Off Broadway, Previews 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes Penguin Rep Theatre, in association with Chase Mishkin, to AMERICAS OFF BROADWAY with the New York City premiere of FREED, written by Charles Smith and directed by Joe Brancato. FREED begins previews on Friday, June 11 for a limited engagement through Saturday, July 3.

Signature Theatre Presents SYCAMORE TREES With Marc Kudisch & More, Opens 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

Signature Theatre, the current recipient of the Tony Award¬ģ for Regional Theatre, presents the world premiere musical Sycamore Trees by Ricky Ian Gordon, composer of the acclaimed opera The Grapes of Wrath and the OBIE Award-winning Orpheus and Euridice, as well as the musicals My Life with Albertine and Dream True.

LCT3's GRACELAND Begins Preview Performances 5/3 At The Duke of 42 St.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

Previews begin Monday, May 3, for the LCT3 production of GRACELAND, a new play by Ellen Fairey, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street¬ģ project, (229 W. 42 Street). Marin Hinkle, David Gelles Hurwitz, Brian Kerwin, Polly Lee and Matt McGrath are featured in the play which is directed by Henry Wishcamper.

Writers' Theatre's OH COWARD! Runs Thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2010

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the second extension of Oh Coward!, words and music by Noel Coward, devised by Roderick Cook. The production, which began its run in November 2009 is directed by Jim Corti, with musical direction by Doug Peck. The production has been extended through April 18, 2010, at Writers' Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe.

BWW Reader Feedback - 5/15/10
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Ruhl's PASSION PLAY Extends Thru 6/5 At The Irondale Center
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman, Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Founding Executive Directors) today announced that Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play (In The Next Room... or the vibrator play), directed by Mark Wing-Davey (The Singing Forest), will extend for an additional week. Performances began April 27 and will now continue through June 5, 2010.

Photo Flash: THE CITY THAT WORKS Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

Schadenfreude, Chicago's long-running, critically acclaimed comedy ensemble, and soul/funk/hip-hop band The Jordan Years present The City That Works, two performances of sketch comedy and music with special guests. Parking meters are privatized, property taxes skyrocketing

FOUR PLACES Makes West Coast Debut At Rogue Machine, Opens 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

What starts as an innocent lunch between a septuagenarian Mom and her two adult children degenerates into a fierce game of cat and mouse which leads to a confession that will radically upset the lives of the entire family. In Joel Drake Johnson's darkly humorous play, a weekly family outing takes some unimaginable turns.

Penn Shakes. Fest Opens Season With THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010

The Irish play that led to riots in the streets of Dublin when it debuted 103 years ago and became a comic masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World, opens the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 19th season. With previews June 16 and 17, the play opens June 18 in the Schubert Theatre and continues through July 3.

Photo Flash: Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010

New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman,Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Founding Executive Directors) presents the New York premiere ofSarah Ruhl's Passion Play (In The Next Room... or the vibrator play), directed by Mark Wing-Davey (The Singing Forest).

Court Theatre Closes Season With SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD 5/13-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010

Court Theatre concludes its 55th season with Sizwe Banzi is Dead written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The production will run May 13 - June 13, 2010 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press opening is Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8:00PM.

Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAY Opens 5/12 at Epic Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2010

New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble presents the New York premiere of Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl (In The Next Room (or the vibrator play)) and directed by MarK Wing-Davey (The Singing Forest). The show began previews April 27 and runs through May 30, 2010. Opening night is set for May 12, 2010. Passion Play will be performed in the site-specific environs of the Irondale Center, a converted Sunday School inside the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (85 South Oxford Street) in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Casting for the 11-character play will be forthcoming.

Goodman Theatre Hosts 'Too Broken To Reform?' Panel Tonight 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010

Tonight, Goodman Theatre's Education and Community Engagement department presents a special panel discussion, Too Broken to Reform? How We Can Fix Public Education. Education experts Valerie Hannon and Dr. Tim Knowles, discuss the current state of Chicago school systems, while engaging the community in a call to action for education reform.

Pasadena Playhouse Reorganizes Under Chapter 11
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, announces that last night it filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in Los Angeles. The Playhouse is represented by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.

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