Photo Coverage: Remembering Zoe Caldwell Photo Coverage: Remembering Zoe Caldwell
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Zoe Caldwell, four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway actress, died peacefully at the age of 86 at her home in Pound Ridge, New York, on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The cause of death was complications due to Parkinson's disease, according to her son, Charlie Whitehead. Today, we remember Caldwell with a look back at photos from our archives. (more...)

BWW Review: Joanna Lipari Illuminates Universal Lessons Learned During a Life Well Lived in ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING BWW Review: Joanna Lipari Illuminates Universal Lessons Learned During a Life Well Lived in ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
by Shari Barrett - Feb 18, 2020

In the West Coast premiere engagement of ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING at Sierra Madre Playhouse, writer-performer Joanna Lipari presents 16 fast-paced scenes about her fully-lived life, overflowing with triumphs, mistakes, heartache, regrets and hopes. Directed by Beth Dunnington, Lipari's self-described a?oemostly autobiographicala?? solo show is accompanied by delightfully original animation created by Anna Bron, whose first foray into theatrical projection design is certainly not going to be her last, given how entertaining and heartfelt each of Lipari's episodes is presented to bring out the humor as well as the pathos of each situation. (more...)

American Bard Theater Announces Casting for ECHOES IN THE GARDEN American Bard Theater Announces Casting for ECHOES IN THE GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

AMERICAN BARD THEATER COMPANY is pleased to announce their talented cast for the world premiere production of Ross G. Hewitt's ECHOES IN THE GARDEN, directed by Aimee Todoroff. ECHOES IN THE GARDEN will play a three-week limited engagement at The Chain Theatre (312 W 36th St 4th Fl, New York, NY 10018). Performances begin Wednesday, March 11 and continue through Sunday, March 29. Opening Night is Friday, March 13 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Amanda Bearse & Teresa Ganzel Are THE ODD COUPLE At Judson Theatre Company Amanda Bearse & Teresa Ganzel Are THE ODD COUPLE At Judson Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Judson Theatre Company (Daniel Haley, Artistic Director and Morgan Sills, Executive Producer) has announced that Amanda Bearse will play Olive Madison and Teresa Ganzel will play Florence Unger in their March production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version). Performances begin Thursday, March 26 and run through Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Owens Auditorium at the newly renovated Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374). (more...)

ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING Comes to Sierra Madre Playhouse ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING Comes to Sierra Madre Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2020

An ageing woman receives her Medicare card and is expected to don a cloak of invisibility, (more...)

Repeat Show Announced For NANCY REDMAN At United Solo Festival Repeat Show Announced For NANCY REDMAN At United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

NANCY REDMAN RETURNS - AGAIN - TO THE UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL as The Best Of The Festival's First Decade with a repeat performance of 'AT WIT'S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS'. (more...)

WallByrd Theatre Company Presents a New Adaptation of MEDEA WallByrd Theatre Company Presents a New Adaptation of MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

WallByrd Theatre Company is inviting audiences to workshop readings and post-show talkbacks with all the creators involved in developing this adaptation of Euripides' a?oeMedeaa?? at the Avyarium Theatre in Village Gate, October 17th through the 20th. (more...)

(IM)PERFEKT - The Award Winning Solo Show Comes To Santa Monica Playhouse (IM)PERFEKT - The Award Winning Solo Show Comes To Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Actress Jannica Olin was the stereotypical blonde blue eyed Swede. Her long hair had always been a big part of her identity. Until suddenly, she lost it all. (more...)

A Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights Horizons A Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Friends, colleagues, and students of the highly regarded and much loved actor, teacher, writer, and director E. Katherine Kerr will gather on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater to celebrate her life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sanctuary Theater's A DOLL'S HOUSE Opens on Christopher Street Photo Flash: Sanctuary Theater's A DOLL'S HOUSE Opens on Christopher Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

Ibsen's “A Doll's House” continues its August run at St. John's Lutheran Church on Christopher St. in the West Village. The play opened Thursday night, August 8th, to an enthusiastic full house. Directed by Evan Dominguez, this version is a modern take on the timeless classic, where the audience shares a front row seat inside this crumbling home. (more...)

ANNE FRANK, A Musical Opens Off-Broadway This September ANNE FRANK, A Musical Opens Off-Broadway This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

The cast of 'ANNE FRANK, a musical', based on Anne Frank's life will feature 12 artists on stage to recreate Anne Frank's life filled with the touching music and lyrics written by Jean Pierre Hadida. This production marks the U.S Off-Broadway Premiere of this successful French musical which will be performed for the first time in English (adapted by Dylan Hadida). Directed and produced by David Serero, this new Off-Broadway production will take place at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street New York 10016), originally produced by Francine Disegni for Broadway Mad Production, Simon & Michal Kalfon. (more...)

Dutch Kills Announces 2019-2020 UK/US Season Dutch Kills Announces 2019-2020 UK/US Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies), a company that divides its time between productions in New York and Edinburgh, will present two World Premiere productions during the upcoming 2019 a?" 2020 theater season: (more...)

Photo Flash: A WHITE MAN'S GUIDE TO RIKERS ISLAND Returns For Extended Run Photo Flash: A WHITE MAN'S GUIDE TO RIKERS ISLAND Returns For Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

After a critically acclaimed run this spring, A WHITE MAN'S GUIDE TO RIKERS ISLAND hasl returned for an extended run. Based on a true story, it is written by Richard Roy (Richard III with Denzel Washington) and Eric C. Webb, directed by Thomas G. Waites (Awake and Sing! starring Frances McDormand, King Richard III starring Al Pacino), and stars Richard Roy and Connor Chase Stewart. (more...)

FASTER THAN SHADOWS Premieres In August with NYSummerFest FASTER THAN SHADOWS Premieres In August with NYSummerFest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

Matthew Ethan Davis, who kept them laughing a month ago with Sleep At Your Own Risk, now scares us with Faster Than Shadows, directed by Ivette Dumeng and featuring Meghan E. Jones, Alfredo Diaz and Bryan James Hamilton; with lighting by Gilbert Pearto and sound by Bryan James Hamilton. (more...)

Prison Drama WHITE MANS GUIDE TO RIKERS ISLAND Begins Previews July 18 Prison Drama WHITE MANS GUIDE TO RIKERS ISLAND Begins Previews July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

After a critically acclaimed run this spring, A WHITE MAN'S GUIDE TO RIKERS ISLAND returns this summer for an extended run. Based on a true story, it is written by Richard Roy (Richard III with Denzel Washington) and Eric C. Webb, directed by Thomas G. Waites (Awake and Sing! starring Frances McDormand, King Richard III starring Al Pacino), and stars Richard Roy and Connor Chase Stewart.  (more...)

Classics In Context Announces Upcoming Discussions Classics In Context Announces Upcoming Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Classics in Context fulfills offers audience's  in depth information on the plays after attending each production. Discussions with scholars and artists are on Preview Nights July 4, July 11, July 18, and July 25 following the performance. CiC offers audiences a guide to the season through the critical historical, artistic, and cultural perspectives wound into the words of each individual play.  (more...)

Martha Graham Cracker Set To Make Her Wilma Theater Debut Martha Graham Cracker Set To Make Her Wilma Theater Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The world's tallest and hairiest drag queen and her band, the Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, make their Wilma Theater mainstage debut with their trademark masterful musical stylings and uproarious comedy. Played by Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder Dito van Reigersberg, Martha Graham Cracker has been hailed as the 'drag queen king of Philadelphia' by The Philadelphia Inquirer and received Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly award for her one-of-a-kind unscripted show. This June, she will grace the stage of the Wilma for two groundbreaking performances, including a Martha Graham Cracker show like never before: a matinee performance for children and the young at heart. Tickets are on sale for this limited engagement event, running from June 28-June 29. (more...)

Actress Loses All Her Hair And Turns It Into Her Superpower, And A Show Actress Loses All Her Hair And Turns It Into Her Superpower, And A Show
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019

It was 2014 and actress Jannica Olin lost all her hair, suddenly, in the space of six months. It was Alopecia, the doctors said. 'An autoimmune disease with no known cause or cure.' And so the journey began. Of losing not just her hair, but her identity. How do you deal with losing that which is your beauty and femininity? Does this now mean people will see you as sick? Or worse. Ugly. (more...)

PlayCo Holds Cabaret Gourmet Gala Featuring Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret PlayCo Holds Cabaret Gourmet Gala Featuring Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

The Play Company (PlayCo; Founding Producer Kate Loewald, Managing Director Robert G. Bradshaw) announces the chefs and artists scheduled for their 2019 gala, Cabaret Gourmet (more...)

THE GOOD OLD DAYS Comes to East Midtown Plaza THE GOOD OLD DAYS Comes to East Midtown Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

'THE GOOD OLD DAYS' -a dark comedy by playwright Renee Flemings will be read as part of the K/Q Playwrights Group new works series on Thursday, March 28th @ the East Midtown Plaza Community Room (320 East 25th Street) in the Kips Bay section of Manhattan at 7:00pm. The play focuses on the Brantley family attempts to come together after years of living separate lives to celebrate the honor their dearly departed father is receiving from the city. The free,informal reading featuring Richarda Abrams*, CK Allen, Aja Downing* Ian Eaton*, Laura Johnston* (* Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.) will be followed by a talk back with light refreshments. (more...)

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