Steel Magnolias

by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
CBS All Access today announced a number of new guest stars are set to appear in season three of the service's Funny Or Die comedy series NO ACTIVITY, which will debut later this fall.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Drury Lane Theatre announces its 2020/2021 season, including Evita, The King and I, and more! Drury Lane's 66th season also includes the empowering tale of female friendship Steel Magnolias; Forever Plaid, an ode to the best of the 1950's; and the family-friendly dance spectacular Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Subscription packages including all five spectacular productions start at only $170 and are on sale now. Drury Lane Theatre's season runs April 2020-March 2021 at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient Dallas Theater Center presents In the Heights, a family-friendly musical from Hamilton's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Directed by James Vasquez at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, In the Heights opens on Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 20. Press Night will be Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets to In the Heights are on sale now at and by phone at (214) 522-8499.
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Leonard Soloway's Broadway, a new documentary produced and directed by Jeff Wolk (After Louie; Last Glimmer of Day) will premiere at The Landmark at 57th Street (657 W. 57th Street) in New York City from November 4-7 and will be distributed digitally by 1091 to various platforms beginning on November 12. The film will also screen at several film festivals around the country prior to its digital distribution. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre announces that Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson and Artistic Director Keith Baker will be stepping down from their day-to-day roles at the end of the 2019-2020 season. Atkinson is credited with helping to rejuvenate Bristol Borough during her 33 years of service. She led the way in turning an old adult movie theatre into a professional theatre company that has produced five world class productions a year for the past 33 years. Baker steps down after 28 years of service to the theatre. He wore many different hats at BRT, directing, singing and acting in over 120 plays and musicals, and steering its artistic vision. The duo will step down from their roles at the conclusion of the current season. The BRT Board of Directors has launched an extensive search for a new artistic director. Later in the season, look for news of a special event that will honor Atkinson and Baker's service to the organization and the community. 
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019
This is one Tennessee Williams woman you won't soon forget. Marisa Tomei plays Serafina, a widow who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Theatre Tuscaloosa will present Steel Magnolias, October 4-13, 2019 in the Bean-Brown Theatre on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Following last month's smash opening, ScoBar Entertainment has announced that PIANO BAR LIVE! the interactive streaming Piano Bar experience will return to The Duplex for two more shows, Sundays, September 15 and 22 at 6:30pm. Joining host extraordinaire, Michael McAssey at the keys, on September 15, will be Daniel Dunlow, Maggie Wirth, Andre Montgomery, Peter Saxe - Saxe in the City and Bianca DiSarro. THERE IS NO COVER CHARGE for PIANO BAR LIVE! just a two-drink minimum.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The Washington Stage Guild returns to the Nobel Prize-winning George Bernard Shaw, with a new production of the first play by GBS ever presented by the Stage Guild, Candida. Subtitled a?oeA Mystery,a?? in it, a preacher and a poet are in love with the same woman. The former is her husband, the latter wants to woo her away, and both are shocked by her ultimate choice and the reasons for it. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Continuing a Halloween-season tradition, Bucks County Playhouse will revive its popular production of Richard O'Brien's a?oeThe Rocky Horror Showa?? live on stage beginning Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 27.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Beginning Oct. 12,L.A. Theatre Works will bring its signature style of radio-theater to 27 venues across the U.S. as part of the company's 16th annual national tour. Alexis Jacknow (LATW recordings of Tribes, Together Tonight and the Audie Award-winning Hound of the Baskervilles) directs Seven, a riveting documentary play by seven female writers, based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2019
Half of the mainstage shows in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's 2020 Season are new to its stage, with a lineup that takes audiences to New York City and Paris a?" twice a?" as well as Louisiana, Austria, and Bedford Falls, New York.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents a fully staged production of Wrinkles, the Musical. With book and lyrics by Wilderness Sarchild and Naomi Turner, Wrinkles, the Musical is directed by Dani Davis and runs October 18-27, with performances at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The 4th annual Imagine This Women's International Film Festival (ITWIFF), unveiled its 2019 official lineup. This year's festival includes a happy hour, screenings, screenplay competition, networking parties, and a Seed & Spark Pitch workshop. ITWIFF will take place from November 7-10th, 2019, at Firelight Studios, Alamo Drafthouse, and UnionDocs in Brooklyn, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
House of Bards Theatre Company has announced the cast of their first production, Shakespeare's dynamic drama Macbeth directed by Michael Richey. The new company, headed by television and film actors and producers Reneé O'Connor and Jed Sura, opens their inaugural show on October 11 at the Grand Annex located in the Arts District of San Pedro, California.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre follows up its season opener, An Act of God, with Kim Wayans and continues its 33rd Season with Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Broadway hit, Next To Normal. This Tony and Pulitzer winning musical drama about a family coming apart at its center runs October 29 to November 24, 2019. Opening Night is Thursday, October 31 at 7:30pm. BRT's Artistic Director Keith Baker directs this rock musical that features NYC-based actress Donna Vivino in the role of Diana.. All performances are at Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bucks County, located at 120 Radcliffe Street. Tickets are $15-$55 and are available online at, at the theatre's box office, or over the phone at 215-785-0100. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Subscriptions are now available for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2020 Season: Puttin' on the Hits. This year will feature a tried and true collection of beloved productions including A Chorus Line, West Side Story, and Million Dollar Quartet. Combining classic titles with Flat Rock Playhouse (FRP) hand-crafted productions, audiences can expect a stellar season with something for everyone.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
The Guthrie presents Steel Magnolias October 26 - December 15, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
Fresh off of its production of the critically acclaimed Admissions, the best selling straight play in the company's 25 year history, Los Altos Stage Company happily switches gears to present a family-friendly musical for the holidays.
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL announced today that Kimberly Peirce and Tom Skerritt will receive the prestigious Golden Key Awards at this year's festival, running November 20-24, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will present a staging of Elf Jr. a?" The Musical as a special Family Theatre Holiday Event for the upcoming Christmas season. Performances of the family friendly production will begin November 23rd and run through December 22nd at the popular Frederick theatre venue.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
A provocative new pilot for television is poised to dominate the competition at this year's LA Femme International Film Festival. Switch, written by and starring Stavroula Toska, and directed by Toska, Cady McClain, Laurie Weltz, and Katie Maguire, is based on the real-life experiences of Toska who was a writer/actress turned successful dominatrix in Manhattan. Switch will screen on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 4PM at the Regal Cinema, LA Live.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of Ken Ludwig's farce, 'A Fox on the Fairway,' to continue it's 2019-2020 Season. Playing in the Historic Arcade Theatre Nov. 1-20, the run includes four nearly sold-out previews Oct. 29-31.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has announced the winner and three finalists for the annual Zelda Fichandler Award. The award will be presented at an invitation-only event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in New York City. The Fichandler Award recognizes directors and choreographers who have demonstrated great accomplishment to-date with singular creativity and deep investment in a particular community or region, and is named for Zelda Fichandler, the founding artistic director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. This year's Fichandler Award focused on directors and choreographers from the central region of the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Portland's melting pot is about to get spicy as Blue Flourish Productions proudly presents the World Premiere of GUMBO... a steel magnolia in the Rose City, a solo show written and performed by Louisiana native Shelley Tate.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2019
atrick Cassidy, acclaimed performer and director with a career spanning Broadway, film and television, has accepted the role of artistic director at Studio Tenn. Cassidy, son of Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy and brother to Shaun, Ryan and the late David Cassidy, recently moved from Los Angeles to the Franklin area with his wife, Melissa Hurley Cassidy.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Cleveland Play House (CPH), takes audiences on a journey through grief, healing, falling in love, and (re)discovering all that life has to offer in Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. Performances run from November 23rd - December 22nd in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. Directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, he cast includes Tarah Flanagan and Alex Brightwell in alternating performances. Tickets range from $25-$97 and can be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000 or online at Cleveland Play House is proud to recognize sponsors Anne Marie and Bill Warren, and Nancy Hancock Griffith.
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Leonard Soloway's Broadway, a new documentary produced and directed by Jeff Wolk (After Louie; Last Glimmer of Day) will be available for purchase on Amazon as well as on demand and digitally beginning tomorrow, November 12. The film premiered on November 4th at The Landmark on 57th Street.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Beginning this Monday, November 4th at The Landmark at 57th Street (657 W. 57th Street), Leonard Soloway's Broadway, ( a new documentary produced and directed by Jeff Wolk (After Louie; Last Glimmer of Day) will premiere from November 4-7. It will then be distributed digitally by 1091 to digital platforms including iTunes, On Demand, and DVDs will be available on Amazon  beginning on November 12. The film will also screen at several film festivals around the country prior to its digital distribution. Tickets for the New York premiere can be purchased here:
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
With laughter through tears, the Barn Theatre shares how the bonds of female friendship can help us wade through life's hardest times in STEEL MAGNOLIAS playing July 30 a?" August 11.
by Don Grigware - Jul 25, 2019
Director L Flint Esquerra has directed two Tennessee Williams' plays A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Group Rep Theatre in NoHo in the last few years to great acclaim. He is currently directing their next production Loose Knit set to open August 2. In our conversation Esquerra talks about the play in detail. Did you direct Loose Knit before? I understand that this is a revival production. No, have never directed this show before. I think 'revival' may be a bit of a misnomer, in the sense that, yes, it was done somewhere else sometime before and now it's being done here, but no, none of our cast or crew has ever worked on it prior. Tell  our readers what the play is about.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Cleveland's Theatre in the Circle will open its fall season with an electrifying revue featuring the songbook of the multiple Tony Award-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Los Altos Stage Company proudly presents the first show of its 2019-2020 / 25th Anniversary Season. Admissions is a timely, relevant new play (2018) that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
After the immense success of her previous classes, United Solo is bringing back Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis to teach a series of 3 Master Classes on consecutive Fridays starting August 30, 2019 in New York City. This is a rare opportunity to work with Ms. Dukakis over the course of three weeks, developing one's acting skills and receiving her direct feedback. The class series, 'The Importance of Craft,' will teach students to identify and develop what is important to them as performers. Ms. Dukakis will explain how to approach the craft of acting as a personal connection to thoughts, actions, circumstances, and character, as expressed and defined by the text. 'My most important tools when I teach are my own sensibility, my personal perceptions, my knowledge of the craft, and the excitement and satisfaction I always feel with students,' said Ms. Dukakis.
by Don Grigware - Aug 4, 2019
Loose Knit/by Theresa Rebeck/directed by L Flint Esquerra/Group Rep, NoHo/through September 8 Will the play be like Steel Magnolias? I queried. But...there are two male actors onboard. Well, as it turns out Loose Knit provides far more entertainment than I expected and presents a myriad of thought provoking ideas, not only about dating, but about the politics of America and how it works or does not. Currently onstage at Grou Rep, Loose Knit should be a great big winner, because of the astute writing, the dynamite seven member ensemble and superior direction from L Flint Esquerra. Five women meet regularly at Gina's (Lisa McGee Mann) apartment to knit...actually, some to knit, some to talk. Gina is a lawyer and professes to want to knit only, but is keeping a secret deep down that is about to rattle her nerves. Two sisters Lily
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2019
Snow Camp Friends Meeting, Chapel Hill Friends Meeting and Chuck Fager present Heretic -- The Mary Dyer Story September 13, 14 and 15.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Fulfilling a desire to present educational and immersive theatre, House of Bards Theatre Company has launched with the announcement of their first production, Shakespeare's powerful drama Macbeth. The new company, headed by television and film actors and producers Reneé O'Connor and Jed Sura, will be opening their inaugural show on October 11 at the Grand Annex located in the Arts District of San Pedro, California.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Bergen County Players, one of America's longest running little theater  companies, opens its 87th season with the four-time Tony  Award-winning musical, Pippin.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
It's time to grab your best gal pals and head to Ogunquit Playhouse for the hilarious musical comedy Menopause The Musical®, on stage September 4 through September 14. A raucous celebration of womanhood created by Jeanie Linders and inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® applauds women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived a?oeThe Change.a?? The show is produced by special license from GFour Productions, the producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, now in its 18th year, and 14th as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history. The director of the Ogunquit Playhouse production is Tony Award®-winner Seth Greenleaf. This joyful parody of 25 re-lyricized classic hits from the '60s, '70s, and '80s features chart-toppers including a?oeI Heard it Through the Grapevine that You No Longer See 39,a?? and the disco favorite a?oeStayin' Awake, Stayin' Awake!a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Queens Theatre jumpstarts its 31st Season in late September with a trio of shows by Parsons Dance, a?oeone of the great movers of modern dancea?? (New York Times). Parsons is everything that is right about dance today: innovative, exuberant and gifted. Sept. 21 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center presents In the Heights, a family-friendly musical from Hamilton's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Directed by James Vasquez at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, In the Heights opens on Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center Presents IN THE HEIGHTS, a family-friendly musical from Hamilton's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Novato Theater Company first play of its 2019/20 season is The Humans, by Stephen Karam. The play, opening on September 6 and running until September 29, 2019 is directed by the award winning Patrick Nims. The Humans won four Tony Awards in 2016, including best play and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Cleveland Play House opens its 2019-2020 season with the celebratory, heart-felt comedy Into The Breeches! written by George Brant. Directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, the uplifting, laugh-out-loud comedy runs from September 14th through October 6th in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
After directing work around the world, Churchill Fellow Anthea Williams is returning to Christchurch for her Court Theatre debut in homegrown comedy, The Pink Hammer.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents the world premiere of Buzz by Susan Ferrara, on stage September 4 a?' 15, 2019. Directed by Emmy Award-winning actor Carrie Preston, the provocative new play will be performed in an alternative space, ensuring that every performance is a unique experience for the audience.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2019
Earlier this year, on April 22, The Phantom of the Opera, reached a milestone that no other Broadway show has even come near. Phantom, the longest-running show in Broadway history, became the first Broadway show EVER to reach #13,000 performances. This is just one of many incredible achievements made by the show since it opened on Broadway over three decades ago.