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BWW Interview: Michael Rudko's One Lucky Actor, From Crowning Helen Mirren to Sparring With Dianne WiestBWW Interview: Michael Rudko's One Lucky Actor, From Crowning Helen Mirren to Sparring With Dianne Wiest
by Gil Kaan - May 18, 2019

Samuel Beckett's masterpiece HAPPY DAYS has already begun previews May 15, 2019 at the Mark Taper Forum, with Dianne Wiest taking center stage as Winnie, partially buried in the sand. Providing a foil for her non-stop, almost-soliloquy, Michael Rudko portrays Willie, Winnie's mostly unseen husband. Michael found some time to answer a few of my inquisitive queries. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

A TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey to October 30. Directed by Austin Pendleton, this production marks the play's first New York revival in 35 years. (more...)

First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company presents A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Directed by Tony-nominee Austin Pendleton, the production, running tonight, September 6, through October 16, marks the first Off-Broadway revival of this landmark play in 35 years. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Pearl Theatre to Stage First Off-Broadway Revival of A TASTE OF HONEY in 35 Years; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Directed by Tony-nominee Austin Pendleton, the production, running September 6-October 16, marks the first Off-Broadway revival of this landmark play in 35 years. (more...)

Rachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that David Hare's PLENTY will receuve its first major New York revival as part of The Public's 2016-17 season. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz, the award-winning post-World War II drama about a former secret agent first premiered at The Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983 to receive a Tony nomination for Best Play. (more...)

Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Lend Voices to Animated Film DUCK DUCK GOOSE
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Original Force Animation continues to add cast and filmmaking talent to its first animated feature DUCK DUCK GOOSE. Joining the impressive list of vocal talent, actor/writer Jim Gaffigan has been cast in one of the film's leading roles and will voice the rebellious but lovable goose Peng. Legendary director/writer/actor Carl Reiner will voice Larry, a venerable, wise and loyal friend who happens to be a turtle. (more...)

Ingmar Bergman's NORA Begins This Weekend at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Ingmar Bergman's NORA -- an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama A DOLL'S HOUSE -- will be given its English-language New York debut Off-Broadway this fall when Austin Pendleton directs the production at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.), with previews set to begin November 14 prior to an official press opening November 22. The five-week production runs through December 12. NORA is produced by Cherry Lane Theatre in association with La Femme Theatre Productions.  (more...)

BWW Review: Crow's Theatre THE SEAGULL
by Dennis Kucherawy - Jan 26, 2015

The production of Chekov's 'The Seagull,' now on at the Berkley Street Theatre, is an uneven disappointment. It fails to engage. Like Theatre 20's production of Stephen Sondheim's 'Company,' presented in the same venue last year, this Crow's Theatre production does not deliver on its exciting promise. (more...)

BWW Preview: A Celebration of TheatreBooks
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 30, 2014

Many people in Toronto's arts communities, especially theatre, are still grieving the loss of TheatreBooks after the venerable bookstore closed its doors forever this July after 39 years. Now, many are lost when needing scripts or monologues for auditions. And others feel the same who just love to read about the performing arts. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Directs NYC Premiere of GIDION'S KNOT at 59E59 Theaters, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

59E59 Theaters has announced the NYC premiere of GIDION'S KNOT, written by Johnna Adams and directed by Austin Pendleton. GIDION'S KNOT begins performances tonight, February 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 9. Press opening is Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from tonight, February 4 - 9, 2014. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct NYC Premiere of GIDION'S KNOT at 59E59 Theaters, 2/20-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

59E59 Theaters has announced the NYC premiere of GIDION'S KNOT, written by Johnna Adams and directed by Austin Pendleton. GIDION'S KNOT begins performances on Thursday, February 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 9. Press opening is Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)

Jillian Mueller, Corey Mach and More to Star in FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL at Music Circus, 2/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from February 4 - 9, 2014, as part of California Musical Theatre's Broadway Sacramento series. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. (more...)

Sacramento Premiere of Flashdance The Musical at Community Center Theater Coming February 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from February 4 - 9, 2014, as part of California Musical Theatre's Broadway Sacramento series. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

The Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIET, starring international film star Orlando Bloom in his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, closes today, December 8, 2013, after 27 previews and 93 regular performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, Romeo and Juliet began previews on Saturday, August 24, 2013 and opened on Thursday, September 19, 2013. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Extends Through December 8 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

It was announced today that the Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIET, starring international film star Orlando Bloom in his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, will play two weeks past its originally announced 14-week limited Broadway engagement - with a final performance set for Sunday, December 8, 2013, after 27 previews and 93 regular performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). (more...)

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