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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2008
Tonight, September 30th the first performance of the national Frost/Nixon tour will begin in Des Moines, IA The 2007 Tony Award® -nominated new play by Peter Morgan, the award-winning author of The Last King of Scotland and The Queen, will run at the Des Moines Civic Center through October 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2008
Edward II, by Christopher Marlowe, directed and adapted by Sean Graney will premiere Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater October 1 - November 9, 2008.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2008
Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, will present the first major New York revival of Irwin Shaw's Bury the Dead, directed by Joe Calarco, beginning performances Friday, October 31, at 220 East 4 Street, between Avenues A and B (6 to Astor Place, W/N to 8th Street or F/V to Second Avenue). The opening has been scheduled for Sunday, November 9, at 3pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2008
Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, will present the first major New York revival of Irwin Shaw's Bury the Dead, directed by Joe Calarco, beginning performances Friday, October 31, at 220 East 4 Street, between Avenues A and B (6 to Astor Place, W/N to 8th Street or F/V to Second Avenue). The opening has been scheduled for Sunday, November 9, at 3pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2008
Stage 13 (Dan Fogler, Sarah Saltzberg, Bjorn Thorstad; artistic directors) presents the New York Premiere of THE RISE AND FALL OF ANNIE HALL at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row for three weeks only, October 24-November 9.
by Chicago News Desk - Oct 20, 2008
Kicking off the new season in the Village Players Blackbox is Betrayal, an intimate three person look at relationships by Harold Pinter, the 2005 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2008
The Queen's Company proudly presents William Shakespeare's classic comedy, 'Twelfth Night,' directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. Performances will run from November 8th to 23rd, 2008 in a limited engagement at Urban Stages, located at 259 West 30th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues in NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2008
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company continues its 2008-09 Season with Boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, author of Hunter Gatherers, winner of the 2007 Steinberg New Play Award.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2008
The 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company season continues with the classic international hit 'Man of La Mancha,' starring Brent Spiner, written by Dale Wasserman with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. The production will be directed by Michael Michetti, co-artistic director of The Theatre at Boston Cout.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2008
Ventura's new holiday tradition 'A RUBICON FAMILY CHRISTMAS' Conceived and Directed by Brian McDonald With Musical Arrangements by Steven Cahill Opens Saturday, December 6th at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura! Move over Scrooge...here comes Santa Claus! From December 4 through December 28, Rubicon Theatre Company swings and sings its way through the holidays with the delightful musical presentation of A Rubicon Family Christmas. Enjoy complementary warm cider and sweet treats as the stellar cast of Broadway performers and a choir of the region's brightest young stars serenade you with fanciful renditions of traditional Christmas classics and favorite holiday songs. This magical concert, framed in a glorious wintery wonderland is sure to bring a smile to the face and warmth to the heart.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2008
The Queen's Company production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Rebecca Patterson. The play opened November 8th and continues through November 23rd at Urban Stages at 259 West 30 Street in NYC.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2009
BroadwayWorld Presents The 2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Choreography'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2009
Leaving the security of the corporate world for a career in the arts may sound wonderful and soul-fulfilling, but when push comes to shove, taking that step is not as easy as it sounds, as clearly shown in John Kearns' comic drama RESIGNATIONS. Directed by Erin Smiley, the show will begin performances at 440 Lafayette Studios on June 11th as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Press is invited to all performances
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2009
Leaving the security of the corporate world for a career in the arts may sound wonderful and soul-fulfilling, but when push comes to shove, taking that step is not as easy as it sounds, as clearly shown in John Kearns' comic drama RESIGNATIONS. Directed by Erin Smiley, the show will begin performances at 440 Lafayette Studios on June 11th as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2009
Shakespeare on the Sound, Connecticut's premier outdoor summer theatre company presenting free Shakespeare in the park, has announced the complete 17-member cast for Artistic Director Joanna Settle's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with music by 2008 Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter Stew.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2009
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announces the final show of its 2008-09 season: Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo, staged by acclaimed director Rebecca Bayla Taichman (world premieres of Theresa Rebeck's The Scene and Mauritius and Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone). This new spellbinder by the master playwright who also penned Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A.C.T.'s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, is a meticulously calibrated and dangerously brutal look at relationships intimate and unexpected. The story opens with Peter, a tweedy book editor, and his wife, Ann, whose everyday conversation takes an unexpected turn into dangerously personal territory. It's the kind of conversation that can drive a husband out for a walk-to Central Park, where Jerry, a desperate outcast, awaits. An unforgettable pairing of Albee's original The Zoo Story with a freshly penned prequel, At Home at the Zoo (formerly titled Peter and Jerry) bares its teeth to threaten the delicately balanced world its characters inhabit. Artistic Director Carey Perloff has put together an all-star artistic team on this production, featuring Tony Award-nominated actor Manoel Felciano (Ragtime at The Kennedy Center, A.C.T.'s Rock 'n' Roll, and Sweeney Todd on Broadway) as Jerry and scenic designer Robert Brill, who received a Tony Award nomination last week for his work on Guys and Dolls on Broadway. Hailed by critics as 'a thoroughly satisfying package of jagged-edged provocation' (Newsday) and 'an essential and heartening experience' (The New York Times), Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo plays at A.C.T. June 5-July 5, 2009. Opening night is Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 8 p.m. Tickets-starting at $14-are available by calling A.C.T. Ticket Services at 415.749.2228, or at www.act-sf.org.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009
BoHo continues its 5th season by exploring a literary classic from a different perspective. As a company, BoHo strives to illuminate the classics of years past and make them accessible to today's audiences. Through the intimacy of its writing, Barbara Fields' Playing with Fire (after Frankenstein) fulfills this goal by bringing back to life the tragic tale of one of literature's most notorious creatures in a most unique way. And, as usual, the talented cast is able to bring the complexities of this piece to life deftly.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009
American Idol runner-up, Justin Guarini, will star in the industry only Equity staged reading of the new musical THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DeLUNA - with book & lyrics by Judylynn Schmidt, and music & lyrics by Lee Ellis - produced by Kate Griffler on Monday, March 23rd at Theater 80 (80 St. Mark's Place) at 3:00pm & 7:00pm. Tracy Bersley directs and Barbara Anselmi acts as music director.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2009
Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce four World Premieres for its 2009/2010 Season. Presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2009
The Andak Stage Company announces the sixth world premiere of their first three seasons.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2009
BroadwayWorld Congratulates Peter Darling, 2009 Tony Award Winner, 'Best Choreography'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2009
Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, proudly announces the sixth and final production of its upcoming 2009/2010 Season, as well as additional casting. Presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street, the new production will be: A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICK - the World Premiere of a new play by Playwrights Horizons alumna Kia Corthron (Breath, Boom at Playwrights Horizons, Force Continuum), directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew (Durango at The Public). A co-production with The Play Company (Kate Loewald, Founding Producer) and Culture Project (Allan Buchman, Artistic Director).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2009
Leaving the security of the corporate world for a career in the arts may sound wonderful and soul-fulfilling, but when push comes to shove, taking that step is not as easy as it sounds, as clearly shown in John Kearns' comic drama RESIGNATIONS. Directed by Erin Smiley, the show will begin performances at 440 Lafayette Studios on June 11th as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2009
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2008-09 season with John Guare's Rich & Famous, directed by John Rando (Urinetown, The Musical and Wedding Singer on Broadway) in its first major revival since its 1976 New York debut. From the ingenious mind of John Guare, who brought Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves to the American stage, this delicious dark comedy springs to life with twisted humor, rapid-fire dialogue, and outrageous plot twists. The revival script includes significant rewrites to the original text, as well as hilarious songs freshly scribed by Guare himself. In Rich and Famous, playwright Bing Ringling yearns to savor the sweet taste of celebrity, and he's hoping play number 844 will be his lucky break. But on opening night, he slips into a nightmarish phantasmagoria that shows him just how wrong things can go.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2009
Axis Company will present an encore engagement of EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, a play by and about Downtown performance icon Edgar Oliver. Originally presented in November of 2008, this stark and enigmatic look at a life on the fringes of New York's Lower East Side was acclaimed by critics and embraced by record-breaking audiences at Axis. The production comes on the heels of what could be Oliver's breakthrough role in the upcoming film from Napoleon Dynamite's Jared Hess, Gentlemen Broncos, opposite Sam Rockwell as well as a national advertising campaign for mobile phones in Ireland that has also become a cult phenomenon. Directed by Randy Sharp, and presented on an Off-Broadway contract, performances of this limited engagement begin February 12.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2009
The 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company season continues with the classic international hit 'Man of La Mancha,' starring Brent Spiner as Cervantes/Quixote. Julia Migenes, the renowned opera and theatre performer, will play Aldonza/Dulcinea; Valerie Perri will play the role of Aldonza/Dulcinea at matinee performances; and Tony nominee Lee Wilkof will play Sancho Panza.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009
EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE a new play by and about downtown icon Edgar Oliver, hold encore performances 2/12-2/28. This look at a life on the fringes of New York's Lower East Side comes on the heels of what could be Oliver's breakthrough role in the upcoming film from Napoleon Dynamite's Jared Hess, Gentlemen Broncos, opposite Sam Rockwell as well as a national ad campaign for mobile phones in Ireland that has become a cult phenomenon. This limited run Off-Broadway engagement is directed by Randy Sharp at Axis Theater where it premiered to critical acclaim in November 2008. In EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, downtown theatre icon Edgar Oliver takes the audience on a macabre voyage through the strange rooms of the apartment house where he has lived since his first years in New York. Inhabiting the dark, mysterious halls of this East Village tenement building are a dwarf Cabalist, a possible Nazi, the landlord's former wet nurse who apparently lives in a nest of rags, and many others. This incredible cast of real life characters illuminates a sad, funny and uniquely New York story.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2009
Dallas Theater Center, in association with SMU Meadows School of the Arts, presents In the Beginning, an adaptation of the first 10 chapters of the Book of Genesis, featuring the newly announced DTC acting company, and directed by artistic director Kevin Moriarty. In the Beginning runs Jan. 21-Feb. 15 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Presenting familiar stories from Genesis - the creation of the world, Adam and Eve in Eden, jealousy and murder among brothers, the world's destruction by water - In the Beginning offers a fresh retelling of age-old tales interspersed with engaging dialogue taken directly from conversations with local community members and respected religious scholars about the text. 'In the Beginning does not present a single, definitive interpretation of the stories we find in Genesis,' Moriarty says. 'Rather, it is a reflection of the conversations we've had with people of faith throughout our community about the text and the personal truths and insights they've found through their own explorations into these stories.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2009
Two Broadway faves, Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber star in the upcoming action-packed 20th Century Fox film X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the trailer for the film is now online. Opening May 1st, you can view the trailer here, or in high-def by becoming a friend of the film's MySpace page.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2009
Dallas Theater Center, in association with SMU Meadows School of the Arts, presents In the Beginning, an adaptation of the first 10 chapters of the Book of Genesis, featuring the newly announced DTC acting company, and directed by artistic director Kevin Moriarty. In the Beginning runs Jan. 21-Feb. 15 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Presenting familiar stories from Genesis - the creation of the world, Adam and Eve in Eden, jealousy and murder among brothers, the world's destruction by water - In the Beginning offers a fresh retelling of age-old tales interspersed with engaging dialogue taken directly from conversations with local community members and respected religious scholars about the text. 'In the Beginning does not present a single, definitive interpretation of the stories we find in Genesis,' Moriarty says. 'Rather, it is a reflection of the conversations we've had with people of faith throughout our community about the text and the personal truths and insights they've found through their own explorations into these stories.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2009
Two of Chicago's acclaimed off-Loop theater troupes join Goodman Theatre's 21st century exploration of Eugene O'Neill in February and March. The Hypocrites perform The Hairy Ape February 7-21, directed by Artistic Director and Founder Sean Graney, 'one of the most insightful directors now at work in Chicago' (Chicago Sun-Times), who transforms Goodman's three-tiered Owen Bruner Theatre into the various strata of an ocean liner. The Neo-Futurists, 'one of the most imaginative experimental theater ensembles in the country' (The Economist), perform Strange Interlude March 6-8, directed by Founder Greg Allen, in a production which unites audience and actors on the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009
Two of Chicago's acclaimed off-Loop theater troupes join Goodman Theatre's 21st century exploration of Eugene O'Neill in February and March. The Hypocrites perform The Hairy Ape February 7-21, directed by Artistic Director and Founder Sean Graney, 'one of the most insightful directors now at work in Chicago' (Chicago Sun-Times), who transforms Goodman's three-tiered Owen Bruner Theatre into the various strata of an ocean liner. The Neo-Futurists, 'one of the most imaginative experimental theater ensembles in the country' (The Economist), perform Strange Interlude March 6-8, directed by Founder Greg Allen, in a production which unites audience and actors on the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2009
American Idol runner-up, Justin Guarini, will star in the industry only Equity staged reading of the new musical THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DeLUNA - with book & lyrics by Judylynn Schmidt, and music & lyrics by Lee Ellis - produced by Kate Griffler on Monday, March 23rd at Theater 80 (80 St. Mark's Place) at 3:00pm & 7:00pm. Tracy Bersley directs and Barbara Anselmi acts as music director.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009
Variety is reporting that stage and screen star Liev Schreiber is in talks to star opposite Angelina Jolie in the spy thriller 'SALT' for Columbia Pictures. Phillip Noyce will direct the film.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009
Chichester Festival Theatre has announced that Joseph Fiennes will play the role of Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Trevor Nunn.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
BoHo continues its 5th season by exploring a literary classic from a different perspective. As a company, BoHo strives to illuminate the classics of years past and make them accessible to today's audiences. Through the intimacy of its writing, Barbara Fields' Playing with Fire (after Frankenstein) fulfills this goal by bringing back to life the tragic tale of one of literature's most notorious creatures in a most unique way. And, as usual, the talented cast is able to bring the complexities of this piece to life deftly.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2009
The 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company season continues with the classic international hit 'Man of La Mancha,' starring Brent Spiner, written by Dale Wasserman with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. The production will be directed by Michael Michetti, co-artistic director of The Theatre at Boston Cout.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2009
Axis Company will present an encore engagement of EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, a play by and about Downtown performance icon Edgar Oliver. Originally presented in November of 2008, this stark and enigmatic look at a life on the fringes of New York's Lower East Side was acclaimed by critics and embraced by record-breaking audiences at Axis. The production comes on the heels of what could be Oliver's breakthrough role in the upcoming film from Napoleon Dynamite's Jared Hess, Gentlemen Broncos, opposite Sam Rockwell as well as a national advertising campaign for mobile phones in Ireland that has also become a cult phenomenon. Directed by Randy Sharp, and presented on an Off-Broadway contract, performances of this limited engagement begin February 12.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2009
EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE a new play by and about downtown icon Edgar Oliver, hold encore performances 2/12-2/28. This look at a life on the fringes of New York's Lower East Side comes on the heels of what could be Oliver's breakthrough role in the upcoming film from Napoleon Dynamite's Jared Hess, Gentlemen Broncos, opposite Sam Rockwell as well as a national ad campaign for mobile phones in Ireland that has become a cult phenomenon. This limited run Off-Broadway engagement is directed by Randy Sharp at Axis Theater where it premiered to critical acclaim in November 2008. In EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, downtown theatre icon Edgar Oliver takes the audience on a macabre voyage through the strange rooms of the apartment house where he has lived since his first years in New York. Inhabiting the dark, mysterious halls of this East Village tenement building are a dwarf Cabalist, a possible Nazi, the landlord's former wet nurse who apparently lives in a nest of rags, and many others. This incredible cast of real life characters illuminates a sad, funny and uniquely New York story.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2009
The Hairy Ape follows the saga of Yank, a maritime laborer who questions his place in society when branded as 'a filthy beast' by the rich daughter of a steel industrialist. In a series of eight scenes, O'Neill chronicles Yank's struggle with 'the human condition,' caught somewhere between his own primitive nature and the more intellectually based-and emotionally vacant-upper classes. Rejected by the bourgeois of Fifth Avenue as well as his fellow workers, Yank finally seeks solace from the only creature with whom he finds kinship: an ape in the Central Park Zoo. The Provincetown Players premiered The Hairy Ape, O'Neill's sixth play, in March 1922 under the direction of frequent O'Neill collaborator Robert Edmond Jones. That production, featuring Louis Wolheim's powerful performance as Yank, moved that April to Broadway's Plymouth Theatre. In 1944, a film version of the play featured William Bendix and in the ensuing decades the play has received dozens of notable revivals around the country; perhaps the most celebrated of these was The Wooster Group's 1996 production, featuring Willem Dafoe as Yank.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009
The 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company season continues with the classic international hit 'Man of La Mancha,' starring Brent Spiner as Cervantes/Quixote. Julia Migenes, the renowned opera and theatre performer, will play Aldonza/Dulcinea; Valerie Perri will play the role of Aldonza/Dulcinea at matinee performances; and Tony nominee Lee Wilkof will play Sancho Panza.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009
The Andak Stage Company announces the sixth world premiere of their first three seasons.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2008
Ventura's new holiday tradition 'A RUBICON FAMILY CHRISTMAS' Conceived and Directed by Brian McDonald With Musical Arrangements by Steven Cahill Opens Saturday, December 6th at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura! Move over Scrooge...here comes Santa Claus! From December 4 through December 28, Rubicon Theatre Company swings and sings its way through the holidays with the delightful musical presentation of A Rubicon Family Christmas. Enjoy complementary warm cider and sweet treats as the stellar cast of Broadway performers and a choir of the region's brightest young stars serenade you with fanciful renditions of traditional Christmas classics and favorite holiday songs. This magical concert, framed in a glorious wintery wonderland is sure to bring a smile to the face and warmth to the heart.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2008
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2008-09 season with John Guare's Rich & Famous, directed by John Rando (Urinetown, The Musical and Wedding Singer on Broadway) in its first major revival since its 1976 New York debut. From the ingenious mind of John Guare, who brought Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves to the American stage, this delicious dark comedy springs to life with twisted humor, rapid-fire dialogue, and outrageous plot twists. The revival script includes significant rewrites to the original text, as well as hilarious songs freshly scribed by Guare himself. In Rich and Famous, playwright Bing Ringling yearns to savor the sweet taste of celebrity, and he's hoping play number 844 will be his lucky break. But on opening night, he slips into a nightmarish phantasmagoria that shows him just how wrong things can go.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2008
Sam Mendes directs a transatlantic company of actors in a double-bill of classic works for The Bridge Project's inaugural 2009 season, which pairs a new version of The Cherry Orchard by Tom Stoppard with The Winter's Tale. A formidable transatlantic company and creative team will mount these two new productions for seven internationally renowned theaters. Simon Russell Beale leads the British/American cast, playing Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard and Leontes in The Winter's Tale. He is joined by Sin?ad Cusack as Madame Ranevskaya and Paulina, Richard Easton as Firs and Old Shepherd, Rebecca Hall as Varya and Hermione, Josh Hamilton as Yasha and Polixenes, Ethan Hawke as Trofimov and Autolycus, and Paul Jesson as Gaev and Camilo.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2008
Two Broadway faves, Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber star in the upcoming action-packed 20th Century Fox film X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the trailer for the film is now online. Opening May 1st, you can view the trailer here, or in high-def by becoming a friend of the film's MySpace page.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2008
SuperheroHype/ComingSoon.net reports that Tony-winning actor Liev Schreiber is currently 'baring his fangs' in the upcoming X-Men spin-off Wolverine, starring Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman in the title role. Schreiber plays the iconic role of Victor Creed better known to comic fans as 'Sabertooth'.