Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Arena Stage presents  Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, with co-authors Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous PeopleVIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous People
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2018

This week, Molly Smith and the cast of Anything Goes at Arena Stage chose to honor and support Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct 8). Just as those at sea use Morse code to send SOS alerts, the cast of Anything Goes -- joined by Molly's partner, Suzanne Blue Star Boy -- taps out a call to action in the video below to bring awareness to the epidemic of murdered, kidnapped, and missing Native women in the United States and Canada: (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ORIGINALIST Celebrates Opening Night at 59E59Photo Flash: THE ORIGINALIST Celebrates Opening Night at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Continuing its cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, is playing at 59E59 Theaters under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith July 14-August 19, 2018. The production recently celebrated opening night, check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SNOW CHILD Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: SNOW CHILD Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. The show recently celebrated opening night, view the photos below! (more...)

Cast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena StageCast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work Sovereignty makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena StageCast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work Sovereignty makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of CAROUSEL at Arena Stage - Nicholas Rodriguez, Betsy Morgan and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening night pics below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The new drama SWEAT by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes toArena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. The play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaboratorKate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Starring Ann Arvia, Jonathan Hadary and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production this fall, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater mounts a new staging of Fiddler on the Roof, the iconic musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, the production features choreography by Arena favoriteParker Esse, who adapts the original Jerome Robbins choreography for an in-the-round staging, and a 10-piece orchestra led by Musical Director Paul Sportelli (Arena's My Fair Lady, Light in the Piazza). The production celebrated its opening on November 12 with Sheldon Harnick and more, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kathleen Turner, Rachel Ann Weiss and More in Opening Night of MOTHER COURAGE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage following her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to make her professional singing debut as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage-a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Mother Courage and Her Children runs through March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Celebrates Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Lifelong performer and Tony Award nominee Maurice Hines (Broadway's Sophisticated Ladies and Eubie!) captivates audiences with stories, songs and smooth choreography for his return to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Scroll down for photos from the opening night reception, featuring Maurice Hines, cast members and brothers John & Leo Manzari and Max & Sam Heimowitz, director Jeff Calhoun, Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith, Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton! (more...)

Plays by Neil LaBute, Caridad Svich and More Set for GUN CONTROL THEATRE ACTION WEEK 2013, Now thru 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2013

NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press and The Vicious Circle announce GUN CONTROL THEATRE ACTION WEEK 2013 - a week of international performances and readings from the anthology 24 GUN CONTROL PLAYS, intended to raise awareness and discourse around the immediate need for Gun Control legislation. (more...)

Plays by Neil LaBute, Caridad Svich and More Set for GUN CONTROL THEATRE ACTION WEEK 2013, 5/27-6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press and The Vicious Circle announce GUN CONTROL THEATRE ACTION WEEK 2013 - a week of international performances and readings from the anthology 24 GUN CONTROL PLAYS, intended to raise awareness and discourse around the immediate need for Gun Control legislation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Manna Nichols, Nicholas Rodriguez and More in Arena Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2012

My Fair Lady, featuring Manna Nichols and Nicholas Rodriguez, is currently curring at Arena Stage through January 6, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below. (more...)