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BWW Review: Brian Dennehy Inhabits Lives Remembered in HUGHIE and KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at the Geffen PlayhouseBWW Review: Brian Dennehy Inhabits Lives Remembered in HUGHIE and KRAPP'S LAST TAPE at the Geffen Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Nov 20, 2018

Both one-acts in this masterful and memorable double-billing, directed by Steven Robman, are reflective and confessional in nature, with each of the main characters portrayed by masterful actor Brian Dennehy sharing tales of their lives in an attempt to make sense of the way it has turned out for them, especially since the present does not seem to have lived up to the excitement of the past. Perhaps that universal truth is what united these two one acts, with O'Neill and Beckett asking audiences to take a look back at our own lives and realize that even when things seem hopeless and/or meaningless, memories of times past may be the thing to break your downward spiral. (more...)

BWW Interview: HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE's Steven Robman Back to Directing His First Love - TheatreBWW Interview: HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE's Steven Robman Back to Directing His First Love - Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Nov 9, 2018

Already in previews at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater of the Geffen Playhouse, HUGHIE & KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Eugene O'Neill & Samuel Beckett, respectively), a double bill starring Brian Dennehy, will open November 14, 2018. I had the chance to chat with director Steven Robman, a frequent collaborator of Brian, as he was driving to a mid-day appointment. (more...)

Pocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access TheatrePocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Pocket Universe, producer of last summer's acclaimed Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, has announced a new production of Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher's THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, set in present-day Hollywood. Conceived by Alyssa May Gold (Julius Caesar, Brilliant Traces) and directed by Lucy Gram, it will play from June 13-30, 2018 at the Access Theater (380 Broadway) in TriBeCa.  Tickets are on-sale now here. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE MAID'S TRAGEDYCast Announced for THE MAID'S TRAGEDY
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Pocket Universe - the company behind last summer's acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Julius Caesar set in an all-girls highschool - has announced casting for the upcoming adaption of Beaumont & Fletcher's THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, set in present day Hollywood. (more...)

Pocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access TheatrePocket Universe Presents THE MAID'S TRAGEDY At Access Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Pocket Universe, producer of last summer's acclaimed Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, has announced a new production of Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher's THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, set in present-day Hollywood. Conceived by Alyssa May Gold (Julius Caesar, Brilliant Traces) and directed by Lucy Gram, it will play from June 13-30, 2018 at the Access Theater (380 Broadway) in TriBeCa.  Tickets are on-sale now here. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at 2017 GalaPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at 2017 Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 17, 2017

In addition to producing great theatre works, Primary Stages produced one of this season's most exciting Galas. The 2017 event, celebrating Artistic Honorees Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, Producer Honorees Janet B. Rosen & Marvin Rosen, and Corporate Honorees Jose Mendez and Katie Graziano, was a glamorous and talent-filled evening at Tribeca 360 with a full view of lower Manhattan as a backdrop to the festivities. (more...)

Photo Flash: Long Wharf Theatre Presents ENDGAME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Edelstein. The play runs from January 5 through February 5, 2017 on Stage II. Tickets start at $29. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Scarfuto in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jan 13, 2017

Christine Scarfuto is the Long Wharf Theatre's literary manager and resident dramaturg. Never heard of that position? 'It's a pretty fascinating job,' she says, one that she discovered after being in college for a while. Her job at the Long Wharf Theatre includes providing articles about the play and/or playwright for the already impressive programs that are designed by graphic artist Claire Zoghb, and for setting up the lobby displays. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Legendary Los Angeles Dance Icon Carmen de Lavallade to Celebrate 85th Birthday with AS I REMEMBER IT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

For almost seven decades, Carmen de Lavallade has led an unparalleled career in dance, theater, film and television that began in her hometown of Los Angeles.  Now, Ms. de Lavallade returns to celebrate her 85th birthday onstage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with As I Remember It, an intimate portrait of the legendary artist told through dance, film, music and her own personal writings. This one-night-only performance will take place on Friday, October 28 at 8pm. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Suddenly, Seymour!' Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Duet at ENCORES!
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2015

Suddenly, footage! BroadwayWorld has procured part of a recording from this summer's ENCORES! production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Below, watch stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene sing the sweet duet, 'Suddenly, Seymour.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: An Audrey for the Ages- Watch Ellen Greene Sing from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

Just last month, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, and more took the stage with original Little Shop of Horrors star Ellen Greene to perform in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic musical. Below, check out a clip of Greene as she performs Audrey's classic Act 1 ballad, 'Somewhere That's Green.' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dick Scanlan Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Encores! Off-Center's Epic LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Dick Scanlan directed the epic event and he shared (exclusively with BroadwayWorld) some behind the scenes photos from both the rehearsals and performances. Plus, read below to check out his 'gratitude list,' which reveals details about how the show was cast! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Quickie Trip to the Mothership for a Dose of Amazing!
by Jay Irwin - Jul 5, 2015

Dear readers, it had been about a year since my previous trip back to the Mothership (a.k.a. New York) and I felt it was time for a recharge of my Broadway batteries, even if it could only be a quickie. Well let me tell you there is plenty of awesome happening out there to catch. Now I only caught five of them but they were all amazing. Granted, I did pick from the cream of the crop of recent award winners and high profile shows but that only means that I can give a collective WOW to them all with my three letter rating system. Let's take a look at my whirlwind journey. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 27- July 2
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2015

Scrolling frantically through Little Shop of Horrors pictures? Getting ready to see some musicals for 4th of July? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Greene Glimmers in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Michael Dale - Jul 3, 2015

Ellen Greene doesn't just reprise her iconic performances as Audrey, she deepens it. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Company Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman,Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the openning night party below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Review Roundups - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

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