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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2008
The Chicago company of JERSEY BOYS is thrilled to welcome Chicagoan Cory Grant to the role of Frankie Valli beginning Saturday, September 27, 2008.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2008
Twenty Feet Productions, the company that brought you last year's critically acclaimed (New York Times Critic's Pick, March, 2007), sold out revival of Orson Welles' Moby Dick - Rehearsed is now proud to bring Becket, Jean Anouilh's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, back to the New York stage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2008
The Chicago company of JERSEY BOYS is thrilled to welcome Chicagoan Cory Grant to the role of Frankie Valli beginning Saturday, September 27, 2008.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2008
New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is excited to present Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. From the acclaimed playwright of The Clean House comes this beautiful and devastating story about love and choice.
by Chicago News Desk - Sep 11, 2008
The Chicago company of JERSEY BOYS is thrilled to welcome Chicagoan Cory Grant to the role of Frankie Valli beginning Saturday, September 27, 2008. A native of Winnetka, IL, and graduate of New Trier High School, Grant returns to his hometown after 10 months in the Broadway ensemble of JERSEY BOYS.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2008
Sean Mathias will direct Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot which is his first production as Artistic Director of the 2009 Theatre Royal Haymarket Company. Waiting for Godot will tour the UK prior to its opening in London in April.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2008
New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Artistic Director; Sarah Cameron Sunde, Associate Director), the OBIE Award-winning downtown theater company founded in 1992, will present the world premiere of Wendy Weiner's 'HILLARY: A Modern Greek Tragedy With a (Somewhat) Happy Ending,' directed by Julie Kramer. Mia Barron, last seen on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning Best Play The Coast of Utopia, and stage and television's Darren Pettie will head up the eight-member cast as Hillary and Bill Clinton.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2008
Visionary director Martha Clarke brings Hieronymus Bosch's provocative painting to life in Garden of Earthly Delights, exploring heaven, hell, and the beauty and sins amid, beginning performances Saturday, November 8 at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2008
The Irish Arts Center has announced the Off-Broadway premiere of CATALPA, written and performed by Donal O'Kelly with live music composed and performed by Trevor Knight. CATALPA is directed by Mr. O'Kelly, based on original direction by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2008
Visionary director Martha Clarke brings Hieronymus Bosch's provocative painting to life in Garden of Earthly Delights, exploring heaven, hell, and the beauty and sins amid, beginning performances Saturday, November 8 at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2008
Women's Project and SITI Company present Virginia Woolf's Only Play, FRESHWATER, directed by Anne Bogart
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2008
The Irish Arts Center has announced the Off-Broadway premiere of CATALPA, written and performed by Donal O'Kelly with live music composed and performed by Trevor Knight. CATALPA is directed by Mr. O'Kelly, based on original direction by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2008
New Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with the Arsenal Center for the Arts and Watertown Children's Theatre, revives its popular adaptation of Dickens' classic holiday story, which has all the trimmings of a lavish Victorian Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2008
Berkshire Theatre Festival opens its 2008 80th anniversary season with Harold Pinter's 'The Caretaker', directed by Eric Hill in the Unicorn Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2007
New casting has been announced for the Jersey Boys tour, which recently extended in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2009
Sean Mathias will direct Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot which is his first production as Artistic Director of the 2009 Theatre Royal Haymarket Company. Waiting for Godot will tour the UK prior to its opening in London in April.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2008
Direct from sold-out, critically acclaimed engagements at BAM, The West End's Gielgud Theatre and UK's Chichester Festival Theatre, Patrick Stewart comes to Broadway in the five-time Olivier Award-nominated production of Macbeth. Opening April 8 at the Lyceum Theatre; beginning previews March 28 with performances through May 24.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2008
New Repertory Theatre in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts announces the World Premiere of According to Tip, a play with music by Dick Flavin, starring Tony and Emmy award-winner Ken Howard. Just in time for election season, According to Tip will open for the press on Friday, June 27, 2008 and will play through Sunday, July 13, 2008. 'Just in time for election season, New Rep brings you the World Premiere of According to Tip. Featuring Broadway and TV star Ken Howard, this play traces the colorful and historically memorable career of Thomas P. 'Tip' O'Neill, former Speaker of the House. Tip will escort you back in time from Barry's Corner in Cambridge to the White House. Get the inside scoop on politics during the Red Scare, Watergate, and Vietnam in this touching played filled with humor, music, and beguiling Irish wit,' press notes state. New Repertory Theatre presents provocative and intelligent works of both established and emerging playwrights in an intimate setting that involves and engages the audience. New Rep has earned a reputation for dynamic productions that honor the writers and feature talented professional actors from the New England theatre community as well as guest artists from around the U.S. New Rep has received Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for outstanding acting, scenic design, direction, and production. Programming at New Repertory Theatre is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Lead Sponsor for According to Tip, Bank of America. The Artists Rick Lombardo (Director) is now in his twelfth season as New Rep's Producing Artistic Director. Earlier this year: A Streetcar Named Desire, A Pinter Duet: The Lover & Ashes to Ashes, The Clean House, and Dessa Rose. Last season: The Pillowman, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (which he also adapted), Silence, and The Wild Party, as well as Hamlet for Actors' Shakespeare Project. Other New Rep Credits: Ragtime (IRNE Awards-Best Director of a Musical and Best Musical); Bill W. and Dr. Bob (which he also directed Off-Broadway in the spring of 2007 at New World Stages in NY); Romeo and Juliet; Into the Woods (multiple IRNE Awards); Quills; Approaching Moomtaj; The Threepenny Opera; A Girl's War; his new musical adaptation of Moliere's Scapin; Waiting for Godot (IRNE Award, Best Drama); Sweeney Todd (2004 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director, IRNE Award for Best Director, and Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Musical Production); The Weir (IRNE Award, Best Drama); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Director); The Scarlet Letter; American Buffalo; A Moon for the Misbegotten; Twelfth Night; Beast on the Moon; Das Barbecu; Tartuffe; and The Real Thing; among others. Additional credits include the world premiere of Moby Dick: An American Opera, for which he received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre by Northern Ohio Live. He is honored to be a two-time recipient of the Elliot Norton Award from the Boston Theatre Critics Association for Outstanding Director. Ken Howard (Tip) Ken Howard launched his acting career in 1968 when he won a role in the original Broadway production of Promises, Promises, for which he won both a Tony and an Emmy. He originated the role of Thomas Jefferson in 1776 for which he won a Theatre World Award. He returned to the role for the 1972 film version. He won a Tony for his work in Child's Play in 1970. From 1976 - 1981, he starred in as the title character in the TV series The White Shadow. He earned an Emmy in 1980 for his narration of The Body Human: Facts for Boys. Other film and television includes: The Thron Birds, The West Wing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Crossing Jordan, Rambo, Cane, Smother and Michael Clayton. Upcoming work includes: Conrad in Still Waters, Sheriff Sedgewick in Two: Thirteen, Officer Ford in The Beacon, and Phelan Beale in the film adaptation of Grey Gardens. Dick Flavin (Playwright) is a nationally known writer and speaker. He has made thousands of speaking appearances all across America, chiefly addressing groups on the subject of how to use humor as a strategy in business and in life. His television commentaries have appeared on NBC-TV, CNN and WBZ-TV in Boston. He is the winner of seven New England regional Emmy Awards for writing and commentary. He was the narrator of The Teammates, an ESPN documentary that was nominated for three national Emmy Awards. Known as the 'Poet Laureate of the Boston Red Sox,' he has written countless poems and song parodies about the team and its history, some of which are being compiled into a compact disc and DVD. The most well-known of them, Teddy at the Bat, a salute to Red Sox legend Ted Williams that is based on Ernest Lawrence Thayer's immortal Casey at the Bat, has been performed by Mr. Flavin at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, at Fenway Park and in cities and towns across the country. He was the co-host of and contributing writer to Red Sox Stories, a weekly television series that ran during the 2007 baseball season. He has also written and performed special material for the Boston Pops and Symphony orchestras. In addition to According the Tip, his play on the life and times of the late Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill, Mr. Flavin has also written I Feel a Song Comin' On, a soon to be produced musical about the lyricist Dorothy Fields.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2009
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will launch a national tour in October at The Ordway Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, following a five-week engagement beginning September 10 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J. Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing ?Laura' in the hugely successful NBC television series 'Little House on the Prairie' during the 1970's, now continues her legacy ?on the prairie' by taking on the role of Ma. LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE will also star Steve Blanchard as Pa and Kara Lindsay as Laura.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2009
Visionary director Martha Clarke brings Hieronymus Bosch's provocative painting to life in Garden of Earthly Delights, exploring heaven, hell, and the beauty and sins amid, began performances Saturday, November 8 at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2008
The fourth year of the acclaimed series, 'Monday Nights, New Voices,' will continue on June 16th at 7pm with guest host, Tory Ross.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2007
Berkshire Theatre Festival will present Dale Wasserman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on the novel by Ken Kesey and directed by Eric Hill on the Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2008
The fourth year of the acclaimed series, 'Monday Nights, New Voices,' continued on June 16th at 7pm with guest host, Tory Ross.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2009
FORTNIGHT?, the 2nd annual celebration of comedy, improv, music, and storytelling begins performances Thursday, January 8thth at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street @ 7th Ave.). The month-long event is presented by Barrow Street Theatre (Scott Morfee and Tom Wirtshafter) in association with Jean Doumanian Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2009
FORTNIGHT?, the 2nd annual celebration of comedy, improv, music, and storytelling begins performances Thursday, January 8thth at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street @ 7th Ave.). The month-long event is presented by Barrow Street Theatre (Scott Morfee and Tom Wirtshafter) in association with Jean Doumanian Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2009
Classic Stage Company's upcoming new production of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as Vanya, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Yelena and Peter Sarsgaard as Astrov, has set its official opening night for Thursday, February 12 at 7 pm, it was announced today by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2009
Virginia Woolf wrote Freshwater in 1923. She returned to it again in 1935. It was performed as a much-needed, unbuttoned, laughing evening for her friends and family.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2008
The BMI Foundation has announced Akiva Zamcheck the recipient of the 3rd Annual Theodora Zavin Memorial Scholarship. The award, given for outstanding achievement in composition, is presented annually to a graduating senior at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts in New York City. Zamcheck received a $2,000 scholarship to further his musical education. The scholarship was established through the generosity of family and friends to honor the memory of Theodora (Thea) Zavin, Founding President of the BMI Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2009
Virginia Woolf wrote Freshwater in 1923. She returned to it again in 1935. It was performed as a much-needed, unbuttoned, laughing evening for her friends and family.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2009
Simon Callow (Pozzo) and Ronald Pickup (Lucky) will join Ian McKellen (Estragon) and Patrick Stewart (Vladimir) in Sean Mathias' Theatre Royal Haymarket production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Waiting for Godot will preview at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 April with press night on 6 May 2009 and is booking until 28 June 2009 for a strictly limited season. Designs are by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting is by Paul Pyant. Waiting for Godot is produced by the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company in partnership with Duncan C. Weldon Productions Ltd. Prior to the Theatre Royal Haymarket run, Waiting for Godot tours to Malvern Theatres (5 - 14 March), Milton Keynes Theatre (16 - 21 March), Brighton Theatre Royal (23 - 28 March), Bath Theatre Royal (30 March - 4 April), Norwich Theatre Royal (6 - 11 April), Edinburgh King's Theatre (13 - 18 April) and Newcastle Theatre Royal (20 - 25 April). Waiting for Godot follows two consecutive days in the lives of Vladimir and Estragon, who divert themselves by clowning around, joking and arguing, while waiting expectantly and unsuccessfully for the mysterious Godot. Beckett's Waiting for Godot exploded on to the London stage over 50 years ago when it shocked as many people as it delighted.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2009
Women's Project and SITI Company present Virginia Woolf's Only Play, FRESHWATER, directed by Anne Bogart
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2009
Melvillapalooza Metropolitan's Fourth Annual Living Literature Festival presents Ten New Works Inspired by Herman Melville January 12 - 25, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2009
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival 2009 season ? a playbill reflecting the Festival's commitment to producing the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, along with other classical theatre repertoire and the work of living playwrights is now offering tickets to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2009
Rhoda Herrick has just announced that Garden of Earthly Delights will be extending its run for the second consecutive time, continuing through Sunday, May 31 at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane). The show, which opened to rave reviews on November 19, began previews on November 8 and was originally slated to run through January 18. The first extension would run through March 1 before the latest announcement today. Tickets for this extension are currently on sale through Ticketmaster; www.Ticketmaster.com or (212) 307-4100. Margaret Selby of CAMI Spectrum is booking an international tour for the 2009/2010 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2009
Arizona Theatre Company is proud to present The Acting Company/Guthrie Theater production of William Shakespeare?s KING HENRY V. Considered by many to Shakespeare?s greatest and most exciting history play, it tells the story of one of England?s most inspiring monarchs and his triumphs in war, politics and love. A touring co-production of two of America?s Tony Award-winning theatre companies, KING HENRY V plays in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center for five performances only from March 26 through March 29. It continues its run in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art for an additional five performances from April 2 through April 5. Arizona Theatre Company?s Season Underwriters are I. Michael and Beth Kasser and the production sponsor of KING HENRY V is Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2008
John Doyle will direct and host Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Debra Monk, Pamela Myers and Jenna Russell in 'Ladies Who Sing Sondheim' for a benefit performance on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 7PM in celebration of The Acting Company's 35th Anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2009
Neil Berg's widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway, a musical revue of Broadway's most celebrated shows, features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. It is coming to Wadsworth Theatre on Thursday, April 23 at 8 pm. 100 Years of Broadway is produced by Adam Friedson and presented in Los Angeles by RICHMARK Entertainment and Left Field Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009
People's Light & Theatre Company presents the East Coast Premiere of Dwayne Hartford's new adaptation of A TALE OF TWO CITIES from the classic novel by Charles Dickens. A TALE OF TWO CITIES runs from March 11 - May 3, 2009, on the Main Stage. Co-Founder Ken Marini directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern. For tickets call 610-644-3500 or visit www.peopleslight.org. A TALE OF TWO CITIES is part of the Target Family Discovery Series and is part of the U.S. Airways New Plays Festival for Families.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2009
Classic Stage Company's upcoming new production of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as Vanya, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Yelena and Peter Sarsgaard as Astrov, has set its official opening night for Thursday, February 12 at 7 pm, it was announced today by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2008
Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2007-2008 Season with Carter's Way, written and directed by Oscar-winning ensemble member Eric Simonson, with original jazz music by Darrell Leonard. The production, featuring ensemble members Robert Breuler, K. Todd Freeman, Ora Jones and James Vincent Meredith, with Anne Adams, Calvin Dutton, Curtis M. Jackson, Keith Kupferer, Danny McCarthy and Michael Pogue, runs February 28 - April 27, 2008 in the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. The press opening is Saturday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2007
Cops, the intense 1976 police drama, begins a month-long run at Theater Two in Arlington's Gunston Art Center on January 4
by Duncan Pflaster - Dec 31, 2007
A new play at La MaMa about drug addiction in the New England commercial fishing industry, inspired by the playwright's brother, has some powerful moments but is overblown and occasionally confusing.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2008
Melvillapalooza Metropolitan's Fourth Annual Living Literature Festival presents Ten New Works Inspired by Herman Melville January 12 - 25, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2008
The producers of Garden of Earthly Delights have announced that the show has extended its run through Sunday, March 1 at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2008
Visionary director Martha Clarke brings Hieronymus Bosch's provocative painting to life in Garden of Earthly Delights, exploring heaven, hell, and the beauty and sins amid, began performances Saturday, November 8 at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2008
Acclaimed film and stage actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard have joined the cast of Classic Stage Company's upcoming new production of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as Vanya, and directed by Austin Pendleton, it was announced today by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen. UNCLE VANYA will begin previews on Saturday, January 17 at Classic Stage Company at 136 East 13th Street. An official press opening date will be announced in the coming weeks. UNCLE VANYA will play a limited engagement through March 1, 2009.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2008
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival announces its 2009 season - a playbill reflecting the Festival's commitment to producing the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, along with other classical theatre repertoire and the work of living playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2008
New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is excited to present Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. From the acclaimed playwright of The Clean House comes this beautiful and devastating story about love and choice.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2008
Twenty Feet Productions, the company that brought you last year's critically acclaimed (New York Times Critic's Pick, March, 2007), sold out revival of Orson Welles' Moby Dick - Rehearsed is now proud to bring Becket, Jean Anouilh's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, back to the New York stage.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2008
A spokeswoman for Patti LuPone has announced that due to illness, the actress will no longer be able to perform tonight in 'Ladies Who Sing Sondheim'. According to reports Laura Benanti has also pulled out of the event due to illness also, Raul Esparza, Barbara Walsh and Donna McKechnie have jumped aboard as part of the evenings entertainment.