Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' GOD SAID THISPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' GOD SAID THIS
by Monroe George - Jan 30, 2019

Primary Stages is currently presenting God Said This, written by Leah Nanako Winkler (Two Mile Hollow) and directed by Morgan Gould (Kentucky). The show celebrated its opening last night, January 29, for a run through February 15, 2019 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014).  (more...)

Satomi Blair, Emma Kikue, Among Cast of Primary Stages' GOD SAID THISSatomi Blair, Emma Kikue, Among Cast of Primary Stages' GOD SAID THIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Primary Stages announces casting for God Said This, written by Leah Nanako Winkler (Two Mile Hollow) and directed by Morgan Gould (Kentucky). Performances begin at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014) on January 16, 2019 with opening night set for Tuesday, January 29, for a run through February 15, 2019. (more...)

MRT Wins Four Major 2018 Irne AwardsMRT Wins Four Major 2018 Irne Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to announce that it has won four 2018 Awards from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) in the large stage category (more...)

BWW Review: GOD SAID THIS at Actors Theatre Of LouisvilleBWW Review: GOD SAID THIS at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Mar 5, 2018

The 42nd Annual Humana Festival opens with a play about family and loss that connects deeply with its audience. God Said This, by Leah Nanako Winkler, introduces a family fractured by the past and the mother's battle with cancer. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Earns 15 Nominations In The 2018 Irne AwardsMerrimack Repertory Theatre Earns 15 Nominations In The 2018 Irne Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to announce that it received 15 nominations from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) for its 22nd Annual IRNE Awards, including nominations in the Best Play and Best Director categories for Silent Sky and The Royale, and two nominations for My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend, including Best New Play. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack RepLauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) continues its 39th season with Silent Sky, the phenomenal work from playwright Lauren Gunderson, whose I and You charmed and stunned MRT audiences in October 2015 and later transferred Off-Broadway to become an audience hit and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack RepLauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) continues its 39th season with Silent Sky, the phenomenal work from playwright Lauren Gunderson, whose I and You charmed and stunned MRT audiences in October 2015 and later transferred Off-Broadway to become an audience hit and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson, Flor De Liz Perez and More in GOOD MEN WANTED at Powerhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld has photos of Powerhouse Theater's final mainstage production of Good Men Wanted, which finishes performances this Sunday, July 30. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Richard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the latest wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through July 30, 2017: (more...)

AMIOS to Present BRAVE NEW SHOTZ Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

SHOTZ! is a theatrical pressure cooker that every month pairs 6 groups of actors, writers, and directors together to create brand new 10-minute plays, and perform them the first Monday of the month at The Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th St., NY. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced today the casting and creative team for the upcoming production of The Invisible Hand, which begins performances in the Stiemke Studio on February 24. Kidnapped investment banker Nick Bright desperately plays the world financial markets from a cell in Pakistan to pay his own ransom. In demonstrating the ideology of free market capitalism, he profoundly alters his relationship with his captors, and his captors' relationship with the world. The Invisible Hand measures one man's will to survive and its profound affect on global politics. (more...)


by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 20, 2015

For a weightless and elegant good time, it would be hard to beat The Full Catastrophe, by Michael Weller, at the Contemporary American Theater Festival. There is not one thing in the story to tether it to reality, or trouble us with any true sense of its characters being in any kind of jeopardy, and the presentation of the whole farrago, under Ed Herendeen's direction, is smooth and amiable. This play is best consumed at the end of one's visit to this year's Festival, after sampling the weightier and more nutritional fare. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATF: ON CLOVER ROAD is an On-The-Edge-of-Your-Seat Experience
by Johnna Leary - Jul 17, 2015

Exquisitely directed by Ed Herendeen with a strong script by Steven Dietz, On Clover Road at CATF is truly an edge-of-your-seat thriller which leaves the audience guessing and gasping at every new suspenseful situation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATF: THE FULL CATASTROPHE Stuffed Full of Laughs
by Johnna Leary - Jul 16, 2015

In a twist on the typical modern American romance, The Full Catastrophe shows just how funny and futile our modern ideas about love can be. Dr. Jeremy Cook is a successful linguist, now unemployed, and accepts a mysterious job offer from an eccentric businessman, Mr. Pillow. As part of the "Pillow Project", Jeremy becomes a live-in marriage counselor to fighting suburban couple Dan and Beth, as the couple tries to hide the fact they need counseling from their adolescent son, Robbie. Complications arise as Jeremy realizes he really has no idea how to work as a marriage counselor, having never been married before, and that he is falling in love with Beth, who reminds him of his old flame who got away. Directed by Ed Herendeen and written by Michael Weller, this sarcastic, sweet and witty update of your Leave It to Beaver-esque family will leave audiences rolling with laughter. (more...)

Mission to (dit)Mars Presents ALL SYSTEMS GO: MISSION 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to announce All Systems Go: Mission 2 as the final event for the LAUNCH PAD Reading Series this year. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Farah Alvin, Noah Racey & More Set for Cape Playhouse's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Mark Cuddy, Producer of The Cape Playhouse, has announced the casting for his first slate of productions during the historic theater's 88th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas & musicals - starring Broadway actors will be live on stage from June 9 - August 30, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PlayMakers' PRIVATE LIVES is a Comedic Gem
by Larisa Mount - Jan 31, 2014

1. Top East Coast Editor 2013: Marina Kennedy, New Jersey. Our Senior Editor of New Jersey, Marina Kennedy writes articles and reviews for Broadwayworld.com on performance venues in New York and New Jersey. She also has a weekly column in BWWFitnessWorld.com, 'Fit Food Finds,' which discusses healthy eating in the New York City area. Her interest in fitness, dance, and theatre stem from the many years she owned and operated a dance school, 'Dance Unlimited' in New Jersey in the late 70's and 80's. She enjoys an active journalism career and loves writing for BroadwayWorld.com. 2. Top West Coast Editor 2013: Don Grigware, Los Angeles, CA. Our Senior Editor of Los Angels, Don Grigware is an Ovation nominated actor and writer whose contributions to theatre through the years have included 6 years as theatre editor of NoHoLA, a contributor to LA Stage Magazine and currently on his own website: www.grigwaretalkstheatre.com. Don hails from Holyoke, Massachusetts and holds two Masters Degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Education and Bilingual Studies. Don is a teacher of foreign language and ESL. Don is a member of the prestigious Road Theatre Company in NoHo and is in his fifth year with BWW, currently serving as Senior Editor of the Los Angeles Page. 3. Top Southeast Editor 2013: Jennifer Perry, Washington, D.C. Our Senior Editor of Washington, D.C., Jennifer Perry has been a DC resident since 2001 having moved from Upstate New York to attend graduate school at American University's School of International Service. When not attending countless theatre, concert, and cabaret performances in the area and in New York, she works for the US Federal Government as an analyst. Jennifer previously covered the DC performing arts scene for Maryland Theatre Guide, DC Metro Theater Arts, and DC Theatre Scene. 4. Top Southwest Editor 2013: Jeff Davis, Austin, TX. Jeff Davis is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Theater with an emphasis in Directing. 5. Top International Editor 2013: Oliver Oliveros, Philippines. Our Senior Editor of the Philippines, Oliver recently received a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University while serving as regional director for BroadwayWorld.com. For nearly 20 years, Oliver has been handling public relations and corporate communication for numerous brands (including Pepsi), Broadway shows, Broadway stars, non-profit organizations, and mainstream celebrities. He is also the editor-in-chief for FIL-AM WHO'S WHO, a monthly magazine that tells the real-life success stories of Filipino Americans from the New York Tri-State area. 6. Top New International Editor 2013: Barry Lenny, Adelaide, Australia. Our Senior of Adelaide, born in London, Barry was introduced to theatre as a small boy, through being taken to see traditional Christmas pantomimes, as well as discovering jazz and fine music at a very young age. High school found him loving the works of Shakespeare, as well as many other great playwrights, poets and novelists. Moving to Australia, he became a jazz musician, playing with big bands and his own small groups, then attended the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide, playing with several orchestras. This led to playing in theatre pits, joining the chorus, playing character roles, playing lead roles (after moving into drama), then directing, set and lighting design, administrative roles on theatre boards and, finally, becoming a critic. After twenty years of writing he has now joined the Broadway World team to represent Adelaide, in South Australia. Barry is also a long time member of the prestigious Adelaide Critics Circle. 7. Top New Editor 2013: Teresa Rodrick, Boise, ID. Senior Editor of Boise, ID, Teresa Rodrick was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and her folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). She lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, she decided she had put her own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. She got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, she moved back to England for just over 3 years. She did one stint in community theatre then moved to Boise, Idaho where she received her Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University. 8. Most Creative Male Editor 2013: Stephen Hanks, Cabaret. Senior Editor of BWWCabaret. During more than 30 years as a magazine editor/writer, website writer, and book author for a variety of national magazines and websites,Stephen Hanks has written about sports, health and nutrition, parenting, politics, the media, and most recently, musical theater, and cabaret. While by day, Stephen is the Advertising Sales Director forHabitat Magazine (a publication covering life in New York Metro area co-ops and condos), by night he writes reviews and columns about New York City cabaret for BroadwayWorld.com. Stephen also writes feature stories about cabaret for Cabaret Scenes Magazine and CabaretScenes.org. He is also the Board President of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, which workshops new musicals in New York City, and he is the founder, producer and director of theBroadway Musical Fantasy Camp, which is a workshop for amateur performers that rehearses and presents staged readings of classic Broadway Musicals. In 2011, Stephen was an Associate Producer for the Off-Broadway show The Fartiste. Stephen most recently staged his debut solo cabaret show, 'Beyond American Pie: The Don McLean Songbook' at the Metropolitan Room in New York. Please contact Stephen with your comments and questions at: stephenhanks41@gmail.com 9. Most Creative Female Editor 2013: Marakay Rogers, Central PA. Senior Editor of Central PA. America's most uncoordinated childhood ballet and tap student before discovering that her talents were music and writing, Marakay Rogers finally traded in her violin for law school when she realized that she might make more money in law than she did performing with the Potomac Symphony and in orchestra pits around the mid-Atlantic. Unfortunately, she forgot to factor in the student loan repayments! She has never recovered from being chewed out by Terrence Mann in public for hanging up her bow. A graduate of Wilson College (PA), Marakay is also a writer, film reviewer and interviewer for the Wilkes-Barre (PA) Independent Gazette, science-fiction publications, and other news outlets. Additionally, as of 2014, she serves as vice-chair of the Advisory Board of the revived Beaux Arts Society, Inc. She's also taught college-level communications, writing, and English literature classes, has received multiple writing awards for several small-press novels, and is listed in Marquis' 'Who's Who in America'. She has done additional post-collegiate coursework with Open University (UK) in drama and literature. Her junior high English teacher was Broadway star Katrina Yaukey's mother, Kay Yaukey. (Her high school math teacher was Ordean Yaukey, Katrina Yaukey's father, but between Marakay's mother, an editor, and Katrina's mother, English won out.) Marakay is senior theatre critic for Central Pennsylvania and a senior editor for BWWBooksWorld as well as a classical music reviewer. In her free time, Marakay practices law and often gets it right. 10. Best Overall Editor 2013: David Clarke, Houston, TX. Senior Editor of Houston, TX and Editor-in-Chief of Broadway Recordings, David Clarke has had a lifelong love and passion for the performing arts, and has been writing about theatre both locally and nationally for years. He joined BroadwayWorld.com running their Houston site in early 2012 and began writing as the site's official theatre recording critic in June of 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PlayMakers' PRIVE LIVES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off the New Year with a sparkling comedy classic, 'Private Lives' by Noel Coward, onstage today, Jan. 22-Feb. 9. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's Presents a Contemporary OTHELLO
by Jacques Lamarre - Oct 9, 2013

PoP production of The Tragedy of the Moor of Venice tries to have sympathy for the devil. (more...)

RJ Foster to Lead Playhouse on Park's OTHELLO; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

To kick off its fifth anniversary season, Playhouse on Park presents one of William Shakespeare's most renowned tragedies, Othello. This brutally honest, two-hour telling enters a world of war that we know all too well, and shows the power that love, jealousy, passion and pride have over our lives...and how no one is safe from the consequences of these passions! (more...)

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