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Photo Flash: First Look at APPROPRIATE at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto 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! (more...)

Halley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner to Lead 'A FUNNY THING...' at Geffen PlayhouseHalley Feiffer, Jason Butler Harner to Lead 'A FUNNY THING...' at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 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. (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...)

The Rep Announces Cast and Creative for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIMEThe Rep Announces Cast and Creative for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is proud to announce its cast and creative team for its 2017-2018 season opener, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This talented group of artists will bring the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play to The Rep stage, September 6 - October 1. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURETFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, THE INVISIBLE HAND Top 2017 Connecticut Theater Critics Circle Award NominationsNEXT TO NORMAL, THE INVISIBLE HAND Top 2017 Connecticut Theater Critics Circle Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

TheaterWork's production of the musical "Next to Normal" led the nominations for the 27th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards event to be held Monday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield. (more...)

BWW Review: HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford StageBWW Review: HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - May 21, 2017

From the very moment audiences enter the theater at Hartford Stage for its final production of the 2016-17 season, George Bernard Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, it is immediately apparent the evening is going to be quite unique. In what has been called Shaw's "most ambitious and prophetic achievement", HEARTBREAK HOUSE manages to bring to life the signature wit and social dialogue of Shaw's other works but with a sense of danger, intrigue and fascination - and under the direction of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, the Hartford Stage production accomplishes this and more. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This SummerCURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a 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 play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURVY WIDOW at GSP is a Heartfelt Musical with Humor and PizzazzBWW Review: THE CURVY WIDOW at GSP is a Heartfelt Musical with Humor and Pizzazz
by Marina Kennedy - May 9, 2017

George Street Playhouse (GSP) has a marvelous finale to their successful 2016-2017 season. The new musical comedy, 'Curvy Widow' is on the New Brunswick stage through May 21st. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nancy Opel and More in CURVY WIDOW at George Street PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Nancy Opel and More in CURVY WIDOW at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

George Street Playhouse presents Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in The Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs now through May 21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: TARTUFFE at UD REP EnsembleBWW Review: TARTUFFE at UD REP Ensemble
by Greer Firestone - May 2, 2017

Unconditional attention to detail has always been a signature of UD Rep. The audience is first met with the towering 17th century set with a wooden switch-back staircase rising 3 stories (more...)

Miles Anderson to Play Patriarch in HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford StageMiles Anderson to Play Patriarch in HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast for George Bernard Shaw's comic and caustic masterwork Heartbreak House, directed by Tresnjak. The show plays May 11 to June 11. (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Sets 'Week of Revolution' EventsHudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Sets 'Week of Revolution' Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) has announced its Week of Revolution, honoring the Hudson Valley's significant local history and in celebration of HVSF's production of THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA, a play written by Richard Nelson and presented in association with Boscobel House and Gardens. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street PlayhouseNancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Close at City Center This MonthRING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Close at City Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, the new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) will end its limited run at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) on Sunday, April 16th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at Hartford StageBWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Apr 3, 2017

Sometimes the impact a person has on the world is not completely clear until they are gone. And when that person has the innate ability to open eyes, shift perspectives, and change the course of someone's life, it makes their absence (and their influence) that much more profound. This is the impact of 14-year-old Leonard Pelkey as told in Hartford Stage's latest production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYHartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

After a critically-acclaimed sell-out run in New York City, playwright,  performer and activist James Lecesne will bring his inspirational solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, to Hartford Stage from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 23.  The play deftly navigates the effects of bullying and the search for identity while telling an uplifting story about love, overcoming prejudices, and being true to one's self. (more...)

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