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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
Aaron Grant is proud to announce that Jeremy Scott Blaustein has joined Aaron Grant Theatrical as the new Project Coordinator.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) Artistic Director David Ivers is returning to his native Southern California roots after being named Artistic Director at the 55-year old Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory (SCR) in Costa Mesa, Calif. The appointment by South Coast Repertory's Board of Trustees followed an extensive national search. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces The Fornés Festival, a series of staged play readings and academic engagement events celebrating the legacy of the prolific Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés (1930-2018), in the Philbin Studio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, October 2 through October 13.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Emmy & Tony Award® winner Laurence Fishburne and Academy Award® & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell will star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
STAGES St. Louis announces its spectacular 33rd Season! The 2019 Season includes the dazzling and hilarious THE BOY FROM OZ, the smash hit GREASE, the romantic adventure MAN OF LA MANCHA, and our Emerson Family Theatre Series production of Disney's 101 DALMATIANS.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018
Franklin Stage Company is pleased to present actor and US Army veteran Stephan Wolfert in an encore performance of his one-man tour de force Cry Havoc! September 1st & 2nd. This unique show, written by Mr. Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, artfully weaves some of Shakespeare's best known war speeches into a visceral and deeply personal account of war, trauma and healing.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018
Gloucester Stage Company wraps up its 39th season of professional theater with the world premiere of Ken Riaf's My Station in Life from October 12 through October 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. From the rubble of his studio dungeon, Simon Geller, the last standing single-handed radio operator in the country, broadcasts commercial free classical music from Gloucester - the town that loves and endures his peculiar presence.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Darren Criss returns to the Broadway stage in David Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018
On Monday, October 22nd, award-winning theatre performer Lois Smith was interviewed by drama critic Linda Winer, recent recipient of the 2018 LPTW Special Award, in the latest installment of the League of Professional Theatre Women's Oral History Series at The New York Public Library for The Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018
Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away this morning, Saturday, November 17, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018
Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) will, from today, November 12, through Thursday, November 15, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of Noura, from 9 Parts of Desire playwright and actor Heather Raffo and director Joanna Settle. The Washington Post deemed this "epic-feeling, nearly searing portrait of a woman torn between cultures and family" the "best premiere of the Women's Voices Theater Festival" when it made its world premiere in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. Produced in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company, it will be performed at Playwrights Horizons from November 27 to December 30. Playwrights Horizons created Live for Five in 2007 as part of their Arts Access program to reach out to those who may not be able to afford the cost of a full-price theater ticket. Since its inception, over 3,000 theatergoers have been able to attend the theater thanks to the initiative.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
AMERICAN BUFFALO today announced a special pre-sale for fans of Darren Criss. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10am EST and run through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5pm EST. To sign up for access to the pre-sale, please visit http://darrencriss.me/BuffaloBway or text a?oeBUFFALOa?? to 415.675.8068.
by Zoe Burke - Nov 1, 2018
During the month of November, the Oasis Theatre Company in Santa Fe will be presenting a mini festival of David Mamet plays in their newly renovated space. The main event is a double header production of The Shawl and The Sanctity of Marriage, but there will also be staged readings of Reunion, The Woods, and A Life in The Theatre on select Monday evenings.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to enjoy two plays by William Shakespeare-plus one about saving his words and securing his legacy-under the stars when its flagship outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 15-17, 2018. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Romeo and Juliet, directed by Damaso Rodriguez; Lauren Gunderson's The Book of Will, directed by Christopher Liam Moore; and Love's Labor's Lost, directed by Amanda Dehnert. Previews begin June 5, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 12-14.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Aurora Theatre Company closes its dynamic 27th season with a poignant adaptation of  Joan Didion's memoir, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. Nancy Carlin (A Life In The Theatre, The Second Man) will direct Stacy Ross (Leni, Hedda Gabler, Gidion's Knot) in a solo performance.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018
The Village Players of Birmingham opens its 4th production of its 95th season with James Lapine's tribute to a life in the theatre; Act One. The play is based on playwright Moss Hart's autobiography of the same title.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
In FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, Julie and Robert have been married for four years.  They are not getting along.  They decide to spend 24 hours together in a hotel room with no television, no cellphones, no internet or computers to see if they can work things out.  Upon entering the hotel room, Julie remarks to Robert, "I guess the separate beds were your idea."
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018
Today, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s Associate Artistic Director Andy Donald announced the lineup for A.C.T.'s third annualNew Strands Festival taking place at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco) May 17-20, 2018. Sponsored by Mozilla, the New Strands Festival is a free festival that features new theatrical pieces, works-in-progress, and readings, as well as live music, comedy, panel discussions, a master class series, and special happy hours to celebrate and share the artistry and expertise of the creative community within A.C.T.'s Conservatory, as well as from New Strands artists from the local and national theater scene.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2018
Children of a Lesser God begins previews tonight at Studio 54. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 5, 2018
'When I was growing up, I wanted to be a writer, a novelist, and that's what eventually drew me into acting and then directing and writing for the stage. It was always about storytelling.' Hunter Foster is reminiscing about the aspirations that led him to seek a life in the theatre. The award-winning actor, director, writer is taking a short break from rehearsal at Maine State Music Theatre, where he is about to open his twelfth production of Million Dollar Quartet on June 7th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, andExecutive Director Marissa Hutton, is proud to announce casting for the 41st season. All performances will take place at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT 05251).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
People Magazine reports that an all-female production of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS is coming to Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, and Executive Director Marissa Hutton, is proud to announce the full lineup and casting for their inaugural Pipeline Series-four one-night-only presentations. All presentations will take place at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT 05251).
by Jim Munson - Jun 14, 2019
Acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro talks to BroadwayWorld about revisiting his 'Oedipus El Rey' currently playing at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, how he forged a path for himself in the theater world, his influences along the way, and the role of artists in creating change.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Patrick Barlow's witty mystery play The 39 Steps from July 5 through July 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This award winning comic thriller adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered on Broadway in 2008. The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries world-wide, winning Olivier (United Kingdom); Helpmann (Austraila); Moliere (France) and Tony Awards. The play garnered the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy; the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design; the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production; and the 2009 Moliere Award for Best Comedy.
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 7, 2018
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their season with the Main Stage production of 'Titus Andronicus' from July 18 to August 5.Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Benjamin Eakeley who plays Saturninus in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Rhode Island native Gino DiIorio returns home to premiere his new play 'Three Exits' at the Providence Fringe Festival this August. On the heels of a string of successful Off Broadway and regional theater productions, this marks the Providence playwright's first ever staging of his work in his home state.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 39th season of professional theater with the New England premiere of Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers' Cyrano from July 13 through August 11 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh directs this adaptation of Rostand's 1897 classic, Cyrano de Bergerac. According to Walsh, 'Cyrano, a new adaptation of the famous play by Edmond Rostand (Cyrano de Bergerac), by Brenda Withers & Jason O'Connell, is a fast-paced, contemporized version featuring a small cast breathing fresh life into this large-scale classic.  Witty, clever, insouciant and fully enjoying the poetic bravura through a modern-day lens and very approachable language, this New England premiere will be perfect for Gloucester Stage!  A beautiful tale told with panache.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The Chicago premiere of DC Fidler's play BOOGIEBAN, begins Thursday August 8th at 8:00 pm, prior to its opening on Friday, August 9th at 8 p.m., with stars, DAVID PEACOCK and TRAVIS TEFFNER at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W. Chicago Avenue), Chicago.
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jul 10, 2018
Theatre in the Park (TIP) announced its 2019 Season Tuesday. 'We bring you a season with passion laughter and tears, special effects that will make you jump in your seat, and complex characters that speak to the soul and remind you what's most important in life,' says Marilyn Gormon. The season kicks off next February with David Mamet's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, running February 8-24, starring the father-son-duo of Ira David Wood III and Ira David Wood IV.  GODSPELL runs April 12-28, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (WICKED and PIPPIN). From June 7-23, audiences can take a trip to Cape Cod with the three Stockton sisters of Melissa Ross' OF GOOD STOCK.  Back by popular demand, Ira David Wood III's adaptation of Bram Stoker's DRACULA reclaims the stage October 4-20, 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
Mark Goucher is joining forces with first time producer Jason Donovan to create a brand new production of the much-loved glittering hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Mark Goucher and first-time producer Jason Donovan have today announced that actor and Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden will star in their brand-new production of the much-loved glittering hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert which will visit Birmingham Hippodrome for the very first time from 13-18 April 2020. Tickets will be go on sale this spring with an exclusive early booking period for Birmingham Hippodrome Friends.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Mark Goucher and first-time producer Jason Donovan have today announced that actor and Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden will star in their brand-new production of the much-loved glittering hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The producers have also announced today that the tour will continue through 2020. The show, which was announced last year, will tour the UK and Ireland from September 2019. It marks Donovan's first time as a producer, having performed in the cast of the original West End production and two subsequent UK tours. The producing team is completed by Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will preview in Dartford from 5 September 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
FIERCELY INDEPENDENT - a new play by Tony winner Kathleen K. Johnson - will be given its world premiere Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam St. in Manhattan), with preview performances beginning March 1 prior to an official press opening March 6.   FIERCELY INDEPENDENT will play a five-week limited engagement through April 7, it has been announced by producer Michael Guccione. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Previews for the world-premiere of Kathleen K. Johnson's play FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, will now begin Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. prior to the production's opening on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m., with its new stars, CAITLIN GALLOGLY (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and CHRISTOPHER M. SMITH (Apple Season) at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam St.) in Manhattan. 
by Walter McBride - Feb 13, 2019
FIERCELY INDEPENDENT - a new play by Tony winner Kathleen K. Johnson - will be given its world premiere Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam St. in Manhattan), with preview performances beginning March 1 prior to an official press opening March 6.   FIERCELY INDEPENDENT will play a five-week limited engagement through April 7, it has been announced by producer Michael Guccione. 
by Natalie de la Garza - Feb 13, 2018
The multi-talented Barrett Riggins talks the 'quintessential American musical'; 'Daddy-O Dewey,' the real-life inspiration behind his character in MEMPHIS, Huey Calhoun; and the power of music to open hearts and minds.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Feb 13, 2018
The sixth video in my ongoing series of mini-portraits of Maine theatre artists profiles Mad Horse Theatre's Artistic Director, Christine Louise Marshall. A native Mainer, raised in Cape Elizabeth and trained as a dancer with Maine State Ballet, Marshall went on to study theatre at Skidmore College. Her twenty-five-year career as an actress, dancer, director, and designer has taken her across the country and back to her home state. Here in Maine she has taught at Maine State Ballet for the past twenty-two years, acted on stage and in films, and now serves as the third Artistic Director of South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company, where she devotes her talents not only to creating thought-provoking seasons, but also to acting, directing, and designing costumes for the company's repertoire. In addition, she now has become involved with Cape Elizabeth High School's theatre program where she hopes to be able to put into practice her passion for working with and inspiring young artists.
by Lauren Van Hemert - Feb 11, 2019
If the Theatre in the Park production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL can be compared to a Christmas gift for Triangle families, then it might be said that the company's pre-Valentine's Day offering of A LIFE IN THE THEATRE is like a love letter to the sanctuary of storytelling and art otherwise known as the theater.
by Charles Shubow - Dec 26, 2018
I have been a huge fan of both Wil Love and Carl Schurr for many years. They are currently both performing in Everyman Theatre's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST which ends its run Dec. 30, 2018. They have become two patriarchs of the Baltimore theatre scene. Since their meeting at Center Stage in 1971, they have performed, produced, and adapted hundreds of performances both regionally and nationally. Now in their 10th year as Resident Company Members at Everyman Theatre, Wil and Carl have plenty of war stories and advice to share. I connected with these two venerable performances to learn more about their story.
by Peter Nason - Dec 26, 2018
BWW reviewer, Peter Nason, celebrates 2018 with his choices for the best in local theatre (Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota) that the past year had to offer.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival have announce their 2020 season.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 26, 2018
From his current gig as black ops specialist Dar Adal on Showtime's Homeland, to Cyrano, Shylock, Salieri and more, stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham's career has spanned over five decades, 90 plays and 80 films. Below, the 2018 Emmy nominee chats about some of his favorite roles, how he got into acting in the first place, and so much more. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
Franklin Stage Company is pleased to present actor and US Army veteran Stephan Wolfert in an encore performance of his one-man tour de force Cry Havoc! September 1st & 2nd. This unique show, written by Mr. Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, artfully weaves some of Shakespeare's best known war speeches into a visceral and deeply personal account of war, trauma and healing.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
Rhode Island native Gino DiIorio returns home to premiere his new play 'Three Exits' at the Providence Fringe Festival this August. On the heels of a string of successful Off Broadway and regional theater productions, this marks the Providence playwright's first ever staging of his work in his home state.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Following a triumphant run in Chicago, The New York premiere of DC Fidler's play BOOGIEBAN, begins Thursday, September 5th at 8 p.m., with stars, DAVID PEACOCK and TRAVIS TEFFNER at Thirteenth Street Repertory Theater (50 W. Thirteenth Street), New York.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
Rhode Island native Gino DiIorio returns home to premiere his new play 'Three Exits' at the Providence Fringe Festival this August. On the heels of a string of successful Off Broadway and regional theater productions, this marks the Providence playwright's first ever staging of his work in his home state.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 29, 2018
'For so many reasons this has been the single most challenging thing that I've ever done, but the most rewarding thing I've ever done.'  Joshua Jackson, who makes his Broadway debut this season, knows that his experience in Children of a Lesser God has been a special one. Watch below as he chats with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge about the challenges of delivering dialogue for two, learning a whole new language for this role, and the joys of sharing the stage with his remarkable co-star, Lauren Ridloff. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
On Thursday, April 26 (1pm) join us at the Robin Williams Center (247 West 54th Street) for a Career Conversations Q&A with Joshua Jackson (The Affair, Dawson's Creek), current star of Children of a Lesser God, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Aurora Theatre Company closes its dynamic 27th season with a poignant adaptation of  Joan Didion's memoir, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. Nancy Carlin (A Life In The Theatre, The Second Man) will direct Stacy Ross (Leni, Hedda Gabler, Gideon's Knot) in a solo performance.