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La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast & Creative Team For World Premiere Of THE LUCKIEST Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast & Creative Team For World Premiere Of THE LUCKIEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Luckiest, by Melissa Ross, directed by former Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running June 30 - July 28 (press opening: Sunday, July 8 at 7:00pm). in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards! Photo Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 6, 2019

The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with one special award and three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by Drama Desk Award-nominated writer and performer of The New One, Mike Birbiglia. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards - Full List of Winners! Photo The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards - Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2019

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony.

Kate Del Castillo Returns To The New York Stage This July In THE WAY SHE SPOKE Photo Kate Del Castillo Returns To The New York Stage This July In THE WAY SHE SPOKE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

Audible Inc. announces the New York premiere of 2018 Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award winner Isaac Gomez's the way she spoke, directed by Jo Bonney, and starring Kate del Castillo, as the next Audible Theater production at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

BWW Review: Hilariously Audacious Sequel POOR YELLA REDNECKS Premieres at South Coast Photo BWW Review: Hilariously Audacious Sequel POOR YELLA REDNECKS Premieres at South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - Apr 22, 2019

If you are wondering whether it's necessary for you to have seen Qui Nguyen's critically-acclaimed 2015 play VIETGONE in order to enjoy its superior new sequel POOR YELLA REDNECKS, then don't worry too much about it. This incredibly funny, incredibly innovative, and incredibly well-acted follow-up is, by itself, a singular, superb stand-alone gem. All those loud laughs you're hearing in Costa Mesa for the past few weeks? They're all likely coming from South Coast Repertory, where this entertaining and thought-provoking must-see sequel is currently being presented in its first full World Premiere production through April 27, 2019 as part of the Tony Award-winning theater's annual Pacific Playwright's Festival. I truly cannot recommend this play-with-music enough.

Breaking: BE MORE CHILL, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME & More Pick Up Nominations Photo Breaking: BE MORE CHILL, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME & More Pick Up Nominations for Lucille Lortel Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony.

Tony Award-Winning Play THE HUMANS Announced At The Alley Theatre Photo Tony Award-Winning Play THE HUMANS Announced At The Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The Alley Theatre and Interim Artistic Director James Black, announce the cast and crew of the family drama The Humans by Stephen Karam and directed by Alley Artistic Associate Brandon Weinbrenner. The New York Times calls the play "a beautiful and moving play…a genuine and precious rarity." The Humans runs March 1-24 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets are available at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713.220.5700.

BWW Review: Dark and Unrelenting RICHARD THE THIRD at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: Dark and Unrelenting RICHARD THE THIRD at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Pamela Roberts - Feb 15, 2019

Richard the Third is one of Shakespeare's most famous villains. Ruthless and astute, savvy and unscrupulous, Richard pursues power with a single-minded and dangerous intensity. In the Shakespeare Theatre Company's production, directed by David Muse, Richard's world is grim, gray, perilous, and unrelenting. Matthew Rauch in the title role is deliciously complex - we, too, are alarmed to find ourselves wooed by his intelligence and charisma even as we are repelled by his treachery and dogged fixation with acquiring power any cost. Shakespeare's tale of villainy, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company's interpretation, asks the audience to venture into a severe and harsh world. It is a dark and fascinating journey, but not for the faint of heart.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Official: Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins Will Lead THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM on Broad Photo Official: Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins Will Lead THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced three productions slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

BWW Review: Thrilling New SWEENEY TODD Slays at OC's South Coast Repertory Photo BWW Review: Thrilling New SWEENEY TODD Slays at OC's South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - Feb 5, 2019

Admittedly, after experiencing South Coast Repertory's potent and captivating new production of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, I'm hard pressed to remember the last time I was both this deeply moved and this excitedly riveted by Stephen Sondheim's macabre tale of a murderous barber hell-bent on exacting revenge. A curiously odd but strangely engrossing show peppered generously with dark humor, tragically-romanticized notions, and contrasting serious overtones, SWEENEY TODD's latest iteration in Orange County---now on stage in Costa Mesa through February 16, 2019---is a thrilling, quite distinctive new reinvention, that feels like a fresh pop-up play put on by a traveling Vaudevillian troupe that time-travelled from the past to give us modern audiences a live cautionary reenactment of a Penny Dreadful story that may just be too strange not to be true.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Tony Award-Winning Play THE HUMANS Announced At The Alley Theatre Photo Tony Award-Winning Play THE HUMANS Announced At The Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

The Alley Theatre and Interim Artistic Director James Black, announce the cast and crew of the family drama The Humans by Stephen Karam and directed by Alley Artistic Associate Brandon Weinbrenner. The New York Times calls the play "a beautiful and moving play…a genuine and precious rarity." The Humans runs March 1-24 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets are available at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713.220.5700.

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Comes to South Coast Repertory Photo SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Comes to South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Nearly 40 years ago, Stephen Sondheim's bent-on-revenge barber, Sweeney Todd, sliced his way into the canon of musical theatre. The multi-award-winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is next up on the Segerstrom Stage at South Coast Repertory, Jan. 19-Feb. 16. Kent Nicholson directs the production. Tickets are available at www.scr.org.

Review Roundup: THE YEAR TO COME at La Jolla Playhouse Photo Review Roundup: THE YEAR TO COME at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

In the video below see a special scenic design feature on THE YEAR TO COME stage that took a lot of prep and planning, and we're excited to share it with our audiences. Dive into this KPBS-TV feature for a sneak peek! Performances for this world-premiere production centering around a family's New Year's Eve celebrations that unfold backward in time kick off on Tues., Dec 4.

BWW Review:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre is a Brilliant Production of the T Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre is a Brilliant Production of the Timeless Classic
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 14, 2018

'Tis the season to be merry and there's no better way than gathering friends and family to enjoy the best in entertainment. McCarter Theatre is now presenting Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' wonderfully directed by Adam Immerwahr.

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

McCarter Presents Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo McCarter Presents Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 4 - 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center's production brings Charles Dickens' timeless story of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies. Of special note this year is the addition of a sensory-sensitive relaxed performance on December 28 (details below).

2018 Berkshire Theatre Award Winners Announced Photo 2018 Berkshire Theatre Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 12, 2018. This was the third year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region.

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