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Original JERSEY BOYS Star Daniel Reichard Returns to Birdland Stage Photo Original JERSEY BOYS Star Daniel Reichard Returns to Birdland Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2021

Daniel Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of JERSEY BOYS, will return to the world-famous Birdland Jazz Club stage in New York City on December 20, 2021 at 7pm with his new show, ‚ÄúLet's Christmas!‚ÄĚ

BWW Review: AMERICAN SON at TheaterWorks Photo BWW Review: AMERICAN SON at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 27, 2019

Sometimes the most powerful theatrical experiences are the ones that hit closest to home. In today's America, with racial and political divides growing ever wider and tensions building to a breaking point, it might just be a play like Christopher Demos-Brown's AMERICAN SON that will shine the brightest light on these issues, not only pointing out the flaws and imperfections, but providing a spotlight for all of us to truly see. And, by offering this intense and thought-provoking piece as its opening play (of the season and of their newly remodeled space), TheaterWorks Hartford boldly illustrates why it is well-qualified and well-appointed to deliver such a powerful night of theatre.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY at Hartford Stage? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY at Hartford Stage?
by Alan Henry - Feb 1, 2019

THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY had it's world premiere on January 10th and is running through February 3rd, 2019 at Hartford Stage in Connecticut!

BWW Review: THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY at Hartford Stage Photo BWW Review: THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Jan 26, 2019

When a couple decides to wed, it is typically a joyous occasion. It's a moment in their lives worth celebrating with friends and family. Oftentimes, soon after comes an engagement party where gifts are presented, toasts are made, and everyone present celebrates the happy couple. At least that is what is supposed to happen. In Hartford Stage's presentation of the world premiere of Samuel Baum's play THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY, things begin in this typical fashion, but with one unexpected event, quickly devolve into a dramatic, captivating, and revealing evening that will change the lives of those present forever.

BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at TheaterWorks Photo BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Jun 9, 2018

Money is a funny thing. It has a certain pull to it that has been inspiring (and corrupting) people since the beginning of time. Those who understand the complex world of money and finance can be assets to their employers (and themselves), and in some rare cases, such as the harrowing tale behind Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND, money can be a life-saver.

Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway Photo Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), plays The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) opening tonight, November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman.

Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway Photo Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), will play The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) beginning tonight, November 7th, and opening on November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman.

Star-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIET Photo Star-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's classic love story, with a cast of 20, period costuming, sword fights, and scenic design by a Tony Award winner, will be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Mark Lamos at Westport Country Playhouse, from October 31 through November 19. This is the first time the beloved play has been produced in the history of the Playhouse's 87 seasons.

Star-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIET Photo Star-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's classic love story, with a cast of 20, period costuming, sword fights, and scenic design by a Tony Award winner, will be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Mark Lamos at Westport Country Playhouse, from October 31 through November 19. This is the first time the beloved play has been produced in the history of the Playhouse's 87 seasons.

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Sets November Closing Off-Broadway Photo CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Sets November Closing Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Curvy Widow, the new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will close at the Westside Theatre on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Adds Thursday Matinees Off-Broadway Photo CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Adds Thursday Matinees Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Curvy Widow, the new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), is currently playing at the Westside Theatre and has announced that beginning October 2, 2017, their schedule will change to include a Thursday matinee.

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's Brilliant THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF TH Photo BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's Brilliant THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Chris Gibson - Sep 25, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opens their season with an amazing bit of brilliance called THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon by playwright Simon Stephens. It's a story filled with marvelous touches that plunges you into a world filtered through the view of a fifteen year old boy who is dealing with what we might perceive as a kind of autism, with aspects of Asperger syndrome, among other personality traits. In fact, it's never truly specified as such. But the story itself is really a mystery, and one that, when solved, only produces further inquiry. It's a superbly acted, imaginatively staged tale, that will engage, stun, and delight you. It's a must-see experience on every level!

Max Crumm & Lucy DeVito to Lead  Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Off-Broadway Photo Max Crumm & Lucy DeVito to Lead Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), will play The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) beginning November 7th and opening on November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman.

Review: Halley Feiffer Creates A FUNNY THING for Two Opposites Overseeing Their Mothe Photo Review: Halley Feiffer Creates A FUNNY THING for Two Opposites Overseeing Their Mothers at a Cancer Treatment Center
by Shari Barrett - Sep 14, 2017

For those of us who have lived through the passing of a loved one from cancer, it may seem an impossibility to create humor out of that heartbreaking situation. But the West Coast Premiere of Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, she shares the entertaining tale of two adult children, sitting bedside with their mothers, with enough funny one-liners to generate laughs galore.

Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...' Opens Tonight at Geffen Playhouse Photo Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...' Opens Tonight at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse presents the first play in its 2017 / 2018 season, Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City.

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Extends Off-Broadway Photo CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Curvy Widow, the new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), currently playing at the Westside Theatre, has announced that tickets are now on sale through December 31, 2017.

Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner to Lead 'A FUNNY THING...' at Geffen Playhouse Photo Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner to Lead 'A FUNNY THING...' at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for the first play in its 2017 / 2018 season, Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City.

VIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse Photo VIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 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.

Photo Flash: First Look at APPROPRIATE at Westport Country Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at APPROPRIATE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'Appropriate,' the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, is being staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE Photo Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 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.

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