Laura Pels News

Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists RepRaucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. (more...)

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 SeasonTwo Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Roundabout's MARVIN'S ROOM and NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Enter Final FortnightRoundabout's MARVIN'S ROOM and NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Enter Final Fortnight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed summer productions, Marvin's Room by Scott McPherson, directed by Anne Kauffman, and Meghan Kennedy's Napoli, Brooklyn, directed by Gordon Edelstein, on Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis to Star in AMERICAN BUFFALOTreat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis to Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival capstones its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Revival of American Buffalo by David Mamet. American Buffalo, under the direction of John Gould Rubin (Artistic Director of The Private Theater), runs for a limited engagement of 11 performances between August 24 - September 2, 2017. All performances take place at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory Of Sam ShepardPhoto Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory Of Sam Shepard
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated playwright, actor and novelist Sam Shepard, who, as BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, passed away on Thursday, July 27th at age 73. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory yesterday, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Patti Smith Remembers Her Friend, Sam Shepard: 'We Were Just Ourselves'Patti Smith Remembers Her Friend, Sam Shepard: 'We Were Just Ourselves'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 27 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old. (more...)

Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Playwright, Director and Actor Sam ShepardBroadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated playwright, actor and novelist Sam Shepard, who passed away on Thursday, July 27th at age 73. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, August 2nd, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. He was 73 years old. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pear Theatre presents IN THE NEXT ROOM OR, THE VIBRATOR PLAYPhoto Flash: Pear Theatre presents IN THE NEXT ROOM OR, THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Pear Theatre opens its 16th season with Sarah Ruhl's funny and insightful "In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play." Set at the dawn of the age of electricity, this comedy explores how women's issues are addressed in a patriarchal society that rarely gives them credence or consideration. "In the Next Room" is directed by Caroline Clark, and previews on September 7. Press and Opening Night is Friday, September 8, followed by a champagne gala. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays, through October 1. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets ($10-$35) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling(650) 254-1148. (more...)

Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN to Close Early Off-BroadwayRoundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN to Close Early Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein, originally scheduled to run through September 3, will now close on August 27 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). (more...)

Boundless Theatre Company to Give Maria Irene Fornes' MUD A Rare RevivalBoundless Theatre Company to Give Maria Irene Fornes' MUD A Rare Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Boundless Theatre Company will present a revival of Maria Irene Fornes' MUD - the first time this seminal drama by the 9-time Obie winner has been seen in New York since 1999. The production will be directed by Elena Araoz. Previews begin October 5 at Teatro Circulo in the East Village with press opening slated for October 12. (more...)

Joshua Harmon's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Headlines About Face Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonJoshua Harmon's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Headlines About Face Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

About Face Theatre has announced its 2017-18 Season, featuring three Midwest premieres! (more...)

Brandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at RoundaboutBrandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first new play of Roundabout Underground's expanded 2017-2018 season, the world-premiere production of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, and featuring Eboni Flowers (Evelyn Brandon), Hampton Fluker (Tony Carter), Brandon Gill (Bowzie Brandon) and Nneka Okafor (Sally-Mae Carter). (more...)

Lev Gorn Joins NAPOLI, BROOKLYN as 'Nic Muscolino' TomorrowLev Gorn Joins NAPOLI, BROOKLYN as 'Nic Muscolino' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25, Lev Gorn will assume the role of 'Nic Muscolino' in Roundabout Theatre Company's Napoli, Brooklyn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Triptych Theatre Co Presents Award-Winning NOCTURNEPhoto Flash: Triptych Theatre Co Presents Award-Winning NOCTURNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

TRIPTYCH THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to present the Pulitzer Prize nominated and award-winning play, NOCTURNE, written by Adam Rapp, co-directed by James Eckhouse ("Beverly Hills, 90210," "Avengers") and Richard Schiff ("The West Wing"), featuring Jamie Wollrab, Artistic Director of Triptych Theatre. NOCTURNE will preview on Friday, July 21 at 8pm and opens on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm and runs through Sunday, August 13 as a guest production at Vs. Theatre, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATEWestport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Jamie Wollrab to Star in Tryptich Theatre Company's NOCTURNEJamie Wollrab to Star in Tryptich Theatre Company's NOCTURNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Triptych Theatre Company will present the Pulitzer Prize nominated and award-winning play, NOCTURNE, written by Adam Rapp, co-directed by James Eckhouse ('Beverly Hills, 90210,' 'Avengers') and Richard Schiff ('The West Wing'), featuring Jamie Wollrab, Artistic Director of Triptych Theatre. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New SeasonTHE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

Oakland's Skyline High School to Debut PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN at Edinburgh FringeOakland's Skyline High School to Debut PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have announced that Skyline High School in Oakland, CA will present the Edinburgh Fringe Festival premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN as part of the American High School Theatre Festival, which runs in conjunction with the Fringe. (more...)

Dark Comedy About Nebraska Killing to Take Roundabout Stage in BOBBIE CLEARLYDark Comedy About Nebraska Killing to Take Roundabout Stage in BOBBIE CLEARLY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly, by Alex Lubischer, directed by Will Davis. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground's expanded two-play season, following Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder this fall. (more...)

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