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by Alexander Garza - Sep 21, 2016
THE REDEMPTION SERIES at the Landing Theatre Company delves into the delicate topics of race relations, ethnicity, and diversity through short plays from across the country directed by some of Houston's finest theatre professionals. The production opens Thursday September 22, 2016 at The Docks in Houston, TX. I got the opportunity to ask Stephen Miranda questions surrounding the production and get his take on these hot button issues. Miranda is Landing Theatre Company's Interim General Manager and also happens to be on of the directors working on the production.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016
United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Phil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance today, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016
Veteran and award-winning stage actor, play director and theatre producer Darryl Maximilian Robinson, the Founder of the award-winning, multiracial, professional classical and contemporary chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, and who will be appearing Oct. 14th through the 16th as the great Broadway impresario extraordinaire Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.. in new Conundrum Theatre Company revival production of FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre, will discuss his life and times in his new home of L A and his 42-year-long non-Equity professional stage career and involvement in the live performing arts at 11:30 am Monday September 19th 2016 as a guest on "THE ACTOR'S CHOICE" an internet informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES tonight, September 10th, 2016 at 11:30pm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016
No Time for Comedy is unlike anything you have ever seen, I feel sure. It is funny and clever - much of the dialogue is of Jane Austen caliber - but it joyfully refuses to go any of the places you think it probably might. It is political, and pointed, but never preachy, except to call attention to the motives of those who would preach. It is at once a parody of a witty Broadway comedy of the nineteen-twenties, -thirties, and -forties, and the apotheosis of it; and a part of it also contains a convincing and fairly furious repudiation of itself. For this 1939 play seems well aware that its very style is about to be subsumed by world conflict…
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016
David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016
Performers John Gaden and Arkos Armont and director Helen Dallimore bring their formidable talent and wealth of 'life in the theatre' experience to bear in David Mamet's modern classic play and comedy. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016
Veteran and award-winning stage actor, play director and theatre producer Darryl Maximilian Robinson, the Founder of the award-winning, multiracial, professional classical and contemporary chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, and who will be appearing Oct. 14th through the 16th as the great Broadway impresario extraordinaire Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.. in new Conundrum Theatre Company revival production of FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre, will discuss his life and times in his new home of L A and his 42-year-long non-Equity professional stage career and involvement in the live performing arts at 11:30 am Monday September 19th 2016 as a guest on "THE ACTOR'S CHOICE" an internet informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016
David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere play The Penitent, by Atlantic's Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe.
by Jade Kops - Nov 11, 2016
Director Helen Dallimore breathes new life into David Mamet's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE. Letting the audience into the backstage secrets with humour and honesty, this fast paced two hander is recognisable for actors and enlightening for non performers.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016
Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016
What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. A delicious mixture of epic theatre, bizarre comedy, poetry, and fable combine to create this fabulous pho.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on May 20, 2016 at 11:30pm. We've seen many wonderful stories on Broadway. But sometimes the best stories are the ones told backstage. In the style of The Moth and Risk, BROADWAY STORIES will feature Broadway greats telling their hilarious, moving, and fascinating stories of a life in the theatre. Hosted by Todd Buonopane (Cinderella, Chicago, Grease & Spelling Bee), BROADWAY STORIES is recorded live and released as a podcast. (The podcast can be found
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016
Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on June 16, 2016 at 11:30pm.
by Ashley LaChant - Jun 21, 2016
Michael Longoria kicks off New York Pride with SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, a star-studded fundraiser to empower LGBT youth and raise money for the New Alternatives center. BroadwayWorld spoke with Longoria to learn more about the event, his passion for the community, and his heartfelt album, BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016
Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on July 27th, 2016 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016
Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles.
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2016
Today's big news: Ektor Rivera joins Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! this evening, The Muny's starry YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN begins, and SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS opens tonight off-Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on July 27th, 2016 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017
HB Studio, one of New York's most esteemed institutions for theater training and practice, will present an exclusive HB alumni benefit reading of A Life In The Theatre by DAVID MAMET, featuring the extraordinary talents of Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott.
by Maggie Yates - Jan 18, 2017
Theatre students at Dos Pueblos High School recently presented student-driven mini-plays, comprised of micro-scenes stitched together within a theme. These pieces feature the student point of view, which calls on the students to critically examine and reflect on conflict in their lives. These students have recognized problems within their (youth) culture, and have built dramatic renderings of situations that more clearly define these issues, and offer information for conflict diffusion and resolution.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 17, 2017
Broadwayworld.com interviewed Mia Barron about her career and Two River Theater's production of 'Hurricane Diane' that is now onstage through February 12th. The show is a commissioned world premiere written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. The production features choreography by Sonya Tayeh and original music by The Bengsons.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017
Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017
Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017
Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017
WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, has announced that Michael Sag has joined the company as Managing Director.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017
The Old Globe presents a revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017
HB Studio, one of New York's most esteemed institutions for theater training and practice, will present an exclusive HB alumni benefit reading of A Life In The Theatre by DAVID MAMET, featuring the extraordinary talents of Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
by - Feb 4, 2017
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017
A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017
A special limited-engagement run of BUZZ...Son of a Bee, a new musical comedy spotlighting the actor's life is set to open March 24th at The Sargent Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016
Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016
 BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) follows up its award-winning, critically-acclaimed, sold-out production of SENSE & SENSIBILITY with CRY HAVOC!, written and performed by Stephan Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street) for a limited 6 week engagement from Wednesday, March 15, 2017, through Sunday, April 23, 2017.  CRY HAVOC! opens Sunday, March 19, 2017.  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016
BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) follows up its award-winning, critically-acclaimed, sold-out production of SENSE & SENSIBILITY with CRY HAVOC!, written and performed by Stephan Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street) for a limited 6 week engagement from Wednesday, March 15, 2017, through Sunday, April 23, 2017.  CRY HAVOC! opens Sunday, March 19, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. 'I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too,' says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016
Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016
Direct from its original hit Off-Broadway season, HAMLET IN BED (4* TIME OUT NY Critics Choice), a downtown-noir-thriller about sex, death, and the world's most famous play by award-winning writer/performer Michael Laurence opens at The Pleasance, Edinburgh on 3 August (press from 6 August).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on April 23rd, 2016 at 11:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016
United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Phil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents 'Rapture, Blister, Burn,' the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist hit comedy from 'House of Cards' writer Gina Gionfriddo, for its sixth and final show of the 40th anniversary season. REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse directs this play that the New York Times calls 'intensely smart and immensely funny,' and has been called 'a smart, funny, and lightning-paced look at feminism' by New York Daily News. The show's run began on Thursday, April 21, 2016 and plays through Sunday, May 15, 2016 with an opening night tonight, April 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza.