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A LOST LEONARDO to Return in Full Production at Amphibian StageA LOST LEONARDO to Return in Full Production at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Following an acclaimed staged reading at Amphibian Stage Productions in 2015 under the title Daedalus, A Lost Leonardo returns in this all new, fully-realized production. (more...)

BWW Review: KILL LOCAL at La Jolla PlayhouseBWW Review: KILL LOCAL at La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 10, 2017

Working for a amily business is tough, it's even tougher when that business is contract killing. KILL LOCAL at the La Jolla Playhouse is running through August 27th. (more...)

Photo Flash: La Jolla Playhouse presents KILL LOCALPhoto Flash: La Jolla Playhouse presents KILL LOCAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Sheila and her sister Abigail work for their mother's small family business. Sheila's job used to be a source of joy and exhilaration; now she's questioning everything. But when you're an assassin, being uninspired means getting sloppy, and getting sloppy means getting killed. Kill Local is a pitch-black comedy about blood ties, revenge and trying to get unstuck - especially when your life is dedicated to ending others'. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for KILL LOCAL World Premiere at La Jolla PlayhouseCast, Creatives Complete for KILL LOCAL World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Kill Local, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting graduate Mat Smart, directed by Jackson Gay (Kingdom City), running August 1 - 27 (press opening: Sunday, August 6) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Dana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only ReadingDana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Karel Capek's influential science fiction comedy R.U.R. on Monday, February 13th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Last Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUSLast Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness.  Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines!!  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dion Johnstone, Patrick Page and More in CORIOLANUS at Red BullPhoto Flash: First Look at Dion Johnstone, Patrick Page and More in CORIOLANUS at Red Bull
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the first production of the 2016-'17 season. The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness. Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines! This visceral new production will spark a timely dramatic dialogue between actors and audiences. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Dion Johnstone Stars as CORIOLANUS, Starting Tonight at Red Bull TheaterDion Johnstone Stars as CORIOLANUS, Starting Tonight at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the first production of the 2016-'17 season. (more...)

Dion Johnstone to Star as CORIOLANUS with Patrick Page and More at Red Bull TheaterDion Johnstone to Star as CORIOLANUS with Patrick Page and More at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the first production of the 2016-'17 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of HOLLYWOOD by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Starring Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Kate Rockwell and more, HOLLYWOOD runs through June 12 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre, with an official opening on May 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Harriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla PlayhouseHarriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Hollywood, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

Dana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting CompanyDana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will launch its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Harley Granville-Barker's controversial British drama Waste on Monday, January 25th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. Series subscriptions are also available. Purchase at www.theactingcompany.org or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

Mark Shanahan, Kristen Hahn, Boyd Gaines and More Set for 11/16 Reading of DRACULA at Westport Country PlayhouseMark Shanahan, Kristen Hahn, Boyd Gaines and More Set for 11/16 Reading of DRACULA at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of DRACULA, the mystery-thriller about a young woman falling victim to a vampire, on Monday, November 16, at 7 p.m.  Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. The play is dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from the novel by Bram Stoker. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Open Season with Gala Benefit Reading Featuring Michael Urie, Reg Rogers & Veanne CoxRed Bull Theater to Open Season with Gala Benefit Reading Featuring Michael Urie, Reg Rogers & Veanne Cox
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced that their Twelfth Season will kick off with a special benefit reading and party on Monday October 26th (7:30pm): George Etherege's The Man Of Mode, or, Sir Fopling Flutter, directed by Jesse Berger, starring Reg Rogers and Veanne Cox and featuring Michael Urie as Sir Fopling, along with Matthew Amendt, Suzanne Bertish, Angel Desai, Ryan Garbayo, Adam Green, Kathryn Meisle, Amelia Pedlow, Everett Quinton, Liv Rooth, Marc Vietor, Spiff Weigand, and more The Man of Mode will feature live music by Scott Killian.  (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Open 12th Season with Reading of THE MAN OF MODE Starring Michael UrieRed Bull Theater to Open 12th Season with Reading of THE MAN OF MODE Starring Michael Urie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will kick off with a special benefit reading and party on Monday October 26th (7:30pm): George Etherege's The Man Of Mode, or, Sir Fopling Flutter, directed by Jesse Berger starring Michael Urie, along with Matthew Amendt, Suzanne Bertish, Angel Desai, Ryan Garbayo, Adam Green, Kathryn Meisle, Amelia Pedlow, Everett Quinton, Reg Rogers, Liv Rooth, Mary Testa, Marc Vietor, Spiff Weigand, and more. The Man of Mode will feature live music by Scott Killian. Libertine or liberator? London's leading rake wreaks hilarious havoc on high society in this - the original Restoration Comedy - with help from Sir Fopling Flutter, the first and greatest of the Restoration fops. An exclusive party with cast and special guests including Chukwudi Iwuji, Miriam Silverman, Matthew Rauch, and Laila Robins, among others, follows the benefit reading. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Sets 12th Season with THE CHANGELING, SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, Star-Packed Readings and MoreRed Bull Theater Sets 12th Season with THE CHANGELING, SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, Star-Packed Readings and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Red Bull Theater today announced that their 12th Season will include revivals of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's THE CHANGELING and Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, along with an all new season of their acclaimed 'Revelation Readings,' including George Etherege's THE MAN OF MODE and more. (more...)

Shuler Hensley & More Set for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Reading SeriesShuler Hensley & More Set for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's popular reading series, HVSF2, curated by Christine Scarfuto, will highlight the work of some of America's most celebrated playwrights. Members of the HVSF acting company will be featured in the readings along with several renowned stage and film actors. Readings will take place at The Depot Theatre in Garrison on August 5, 7, 12, and 20. All Readings begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at the Depot Theater website http://www.philipstowndepottheatre.org/. (more...)

Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Upcoming BenefitJack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Upcoming Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Jesse Berger, Founding Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced the Seventh Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday June 15th, at 6pm, celebrating their 12th Season and honoring Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels with the 2015 Matador Awards For Excellence in Classical Theater. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host THE COUNTRY CLUB Reading, 6/22Westport Country Playhouse to Host THE COUNTRY CLUB Reading, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of 'The Country Club,' a wry comedy by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, on Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m., followed by a post-performance 'Meet the Cast' reception in the courtyard. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins TonightRed Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement tonight, Tuesday April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

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