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Photos: First Look at Debra Messing & More in BIRTHDAY CANDLES Photo Photos: First Look at Debra Messing & More in BIRTHDAY CANDLES
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2022

Previews are currently underway for Roundabout Theatre Company's New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, directed by Vivienne Benesch.

Up on the Marquee: BIRTHDAY CANDLES, Starring Debra Messing Photo Up on the Marquee: BIRTHDAY CANDLES, Starring Debra Messing
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 23, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company is getting ready to present the New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, directed by Vivienne Benesch. Birthday Candles will begin preview performances this Friday, March 18, 2022 and open officially on Sunday, April 10, 2022. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, May 29, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Check out photos of the new theatre marquee!

BIRTHDAY CANDLES on Broadway Starring Debra Messing Begins Previews Tomorrow Photo BIRTHDAY CANDLES on Broadway Starring Debra Messing Begins Previews Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, directed by Vivienne Benesch, which begins previews tomorrow, March 18.

Photos: Debra Messing & Company in Rehearsals for BIRTHDAY CANDLES Photo Photos: Debra Messing & Company in Rehearsals for BIRTHDAY CANDLES
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 14, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company is getting ready to present the New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, directed by Vivienne Benesch.   

Photos: The Company of BIRTHDAY CANDLES Meets the Press Photo Photos: The Company of BIRTHDAY CANDLES Meets the Press
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 25, 2022

Debra Messing (Will & Grace) returns to the stage as Ernestine Ashworth, who spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe. Soon enough, it’s her 18th birthday. Even sooner, her 41st. Her 70th. Her 101st.

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents the Regional Premiere of YOGA PLAY by Dipika G Photo PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents the Regional Premiere of YOGA PLAY by Dipika Guha
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the regional premiere of “Yoga Play,” a comedy by Dipika Guha that asks the question, what is the personal cost of enlightenment and  identity, in a world that commodifies both? The production runs from February 23 to March 13, 2022 and is directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh in her Paul Green Theatre stage directorial debut.

PlayMakers Streams First Film AS YOU LIKE IT Photo PlayMakers Streams First Film AS YOU LIKE IT
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2022

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents 'As You Like It,' one of the most beloved Shakespearean comedies, filmed at the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art. Directed by Tia James in her PlayMakers directorial debut, the film streams January 8 to 21, 2022.

PlayMakers Presents STICK FLY By Lydia R. Diamond Photo PlayMakers Presents STICK FLY By Lydia R. Diamond
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2022

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents “Stick Fly,” Lydia R. Diamond's dramedy exploring the timeless theme of family ties that challenge, delight, and frustrate, all because they are so essential to who we are.

Wake Up With BWW 1/14: ANYTHING GOES With Sutton Foster Comes to US Cinemas, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/14: ANYTHING GOES With Sutton Foster Comes to US Cinemas, and More!
by - Jan 14, 2022

Today's top stories include Anything Goes, starring Sutton Foster, coming to US cinemas! The filmed London production will stream in theaters across America for two days only this March! Plus, original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman will play his final performance as Jafar in Aladdin on Sunday, January 23, 2022.

John Earl Jelks Joins the Cast of BIRTHDAY CANDLES on Broadway Photo John Earl Jelks Joins the Cast of BIRTHDAY CANDLES on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting of the New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, directed by Vivienne Benesch.

BWW Review: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH a production of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Cha Photo BWW Review: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH a production of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill
by Paul Bolton - Nov 15, 2021

Pulitzer Prize winning Drama now on stage live in Chapel Hill a production of PlayMaker Repertory Company now thru Nov 28th

PlayMakers Adds YOGA PLAY to 2021/22 Season Photo PlayMakers Adds YOGA PLAY to 2021/22 Season
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 5, 2021

Today, PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced it will present Dipika Guha’s “Yoga Play” during the 2021/22 season. The season kicks off November 10 in the storied Paul Green Theatre.

PlayMakers Announces In-Person 2021/22 Season Photo PlayMakers Announces In-Person 2021/22 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2021

Today, PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced it will reopen for the 2021-2022 season, staging five productions in the 550-seat Paul Green Theatre between November 2021 and May 2022. The season features works that explore the resilience of family bonds in all their complicated forms, friendships that transcend language, time, and space, and one man's connection to his community that helps him stand taller than he could alone.   

Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For The 2021  Photo Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For The 2021 Zelda Fichandler Award
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award are now being accepted through August 1, 2021.

Breaking: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Will Begin Broadway Previews This October; 1776 Revival Photo Breaking: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Will Begin Broadway Previews This October; 1776 Revival Pushed to Fall 2022
by Nicole Rosky - May 10, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced production plans for the 2021-2022 theatrical season.

Julie Bowen, Ann Harada and More Brown University Alumni to Perform in TOGETHER APART Photo Julie Bowen, Ann Harada and More Brown University Alumni to Perform in TOGETHER APART
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021

TOGETHER APART, a collection of new short musicals written, composed, directed-by and starring Brown University alumni, will premiere on May 27th at 5:30 PT/8:30 ET to raise money for The Actors Fund, an organization that provides emergency financial assistance to members of the entertainment community.

PlayMakers Presents An Encore Presentation Of EDGES OF TIME In Honor Of World Press F Photo PlayMakers Presents An Encore Presentation Of EDGES OF TIME In Honor Of World Press Freedom Day
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021

In honor of World Press Freedom Day,  PlayMakers Repertory Company will release a limited encore run of the world premiere production of “Edges of Time,” written by Jacqueline E. Lawton. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James, “Edges of Time” will be available to stream from May 3 - 9, 2021.  

PlayMakers Repertory Company Announces Two New Play Commissions Photo PlayMakers Repertory Company Announces Two New Play Commissions
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2021

PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced two new play commissions by two important, transformational voices of the American Theatre.

Theater Stories: THE PAJAMA GAME's Box Office Record, Diane Paulus' 1776 Revival & Mo Photo Theater Stories: THE PAJAMA GAME's Box Office Record, Diane Paulus' 1776 Revival & More About The American Airlines Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2020

This week's Theater Stories features the American Airlines Theatre! Learn about the Tony-winning plays to grace the stage, including 12 Angry Men, The Constant Wife and more; the theatre's upcoming shows 1776 and Birthday Candles, and much more!

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, PlayMakers Repertory Company Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, PlayMakers Repertory Company
by Nicole Ackman - Dec 16, 2020

What’s the holiday season without a performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL? Ever since it was first published, theaters have shared productions of Charles Dickens’s classic story every year. PlayMakers Repertory Company’s radio play production is a great example of how a theater can adapt to create something that fits the strange year this has been.

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