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Charles Socarides to Lead LOBBY HERO Reading at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy/drama, "Lobby Hero" by Kenneth Lonergan, 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay for "Manchester by the Sea," on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m. 

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- The Question Of Marriage
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 26, 2016

I can't believe it's May again. It marks a year since my audition process for Fiddler began. It also marks a year since I decided that if I booked the show, I was going to propose to my girlfriend on the stage.

Off-Broadway's PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, and Dan Shaheen, presents Perfect Arrangement, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno)and directed by Michael Barakiva (White People). The limited engagement closes today, November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.

Off-Broadway's PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Closes This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, and Dan Shaheen, presents PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno)and directed by Michael Barakiva (White People). The limited engagement runs through this Friday, November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.

STAGE TUBE: A Taste of PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, Topher Payne's Biting Comedy About The Lavender Scare
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2015

Two young 1950s married couples seem to be living idyllic lives, but they have a secret.

BWW Review: Cleverly Rebellious PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Looks At The Lavender Scare of the 1950s
by Michael Dale - Oct 21, 2015

Two government workers are assigned to help rid personnel of 'deviants.' There's just one little problem.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 16, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, and Dan Shaheen, presents PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno) and directed by Michael Barakiva (White People). The limited engagement runs now through November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. 

Photo Flash: PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Opens Tonight at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, and Dan Shaheen, presents PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno) and directed by Michael Barakiva (White People). The limited engagement runs now through November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is tonight, October 15 at 7PM. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Cast Talks About Issues Surrounding 'The Lavender Scare'
by Michael Dale - Oct 10, 2015

Topher Payne's new comedy is set during a time when the U.S. government sought to identify 'sexual deviants.'

Photo Flash: First Look at PERFECT ARRANGEMENT at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, and Dan Shaheen, presents PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno) and directed by Michael Barakiva (White People). The limited engagement runs now through November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is Thursday, October 15 at 7PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Christopher J. Hanke Gets Into a 1950s Mindset For PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, VLOG Part 1
by Michael Dale - Sep 30, 2015

Christopher J. Hanke takes a look at some of the historic research that helps put the actors in a 1950s state of mind.

Christopher J. Hanke & More Lead Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, and Dan Shaheen, presents PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno) and directed by Michael Barakiva (White People). The limited engagement runs tonight, September 29, through November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is Thursday, October 15 at 7PM.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 11, 2015

Primary Stages, in association with¬†Amy Danis,¬†Mark Johannes, and¬†Dan Shaheen, announces casting for Perfect Arrangement, a New York premiere by Topher Payne (Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno) and directed by¬†Michael Barakiva¬†(White People). The limited engagement runs September 29- November 6, 2015 at¬†Primary Stages¬†at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street¬ģ project. Opening night is Thursday, October 15 at 7PM.

Christopher J. Hanke & More to Star in Primary Stages' PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Primary Stages,¬†in association with¬†Amy Danis,¬†Mark Johannes, and¬†Dan Shaheen, announces casting for¬†Perfect Arrangement, a New York premiere by¬†Topher Payne¬†(Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno) and directed byMichael Barakiva¬†(White People).¬† The limited engagement runs September 29- November 6, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a¬†New 42nd Street¬ģ project.¬† Opening night is Thursday, October 15 at 7PM.

Photo Flash: Piper Perabo Leads VIP Reading of TWELFTH NIGHT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative and Hamptons Shakespeare Festival presented TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL by William Shakespeare last Friday and Saturday nights at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY. The cast included Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), who starred as Viola. Both readings were free and we well attended. Scroll down for a look at the cast onstage!

Westport 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.

Cast Set for Westport Country Playhouse's THE COUNTRY CLUB Reading, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Up next in Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand Playreading Series is THE COUNTRY CLUB by Douglas Carter Beane on Monday, June 22 at 7:00pm.

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Reading of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Agatha Christie's classic whodunit, 'The Mousetrap,' will be presented as a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, December 15, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $15 each.

James Conlon Gives Keynote Address at the Colburn School's 'MUSIC, CENSORSHIP AND MEANING IN NAZY GERMANY' Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Sel Kardan, President and CEO of the Colburn School announced today that James Conlon, artistic adviser to the Colburn School's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, will deliver the keynote address at the two-day, public symposium 'Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences,' today, August 9, 2014, at the Colburn School.

CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE Announces Nominations for 2013-2014 Season
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 16, 2014

A reception at 6:30 precedes the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30. All are welcome to attend the free event, which is fast becoming the theater-networking event in the state.

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