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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2011
Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin), announced today seven productions for its inaugural 2012 season at Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street near 10th Avenue), the company's new Frank Gehry-designed permanent home opening in February 2012. Signature Center will allow the Company to expand its programming, introduce new initiatives, and build audiences. Featuring three intimate theatres, a studio theatre, rehearsal studio and a shared lobby with café and bookstore, Signature Center will be both a theatre community hub and a neighborhood destination.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2011
Aurora Theatre Company proudly opens its 20th anniversary season with renowned American playwright Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning brutal comedy of manners A DELICATE BALANCE. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross helms a remarkable cast for A DELICATE BALANCE, including Aurora co-founder Ken Grantham and the company's first leading lady (Candida), Kimberly King.
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 11, 2011
Today we are continuing the male-centric portion of our ongoing series of interviews with the stars of Lifetime's DROP DEAD DIVA with the boss of the legal practice on the show and the main love interest for Kate Levering's character, Kim: the affable and charming stage and screen star Josh Stamberg. In addition to dishing all about Season 3 of DROP DEAD DIVA and the future for Parker, Kim and company at the legal firm, Stamberg and I also discuss many of the various guest stars on the show this season and seasons past - Liza Minnelli, Sharon Lawrence and Faith Prince included - as well as how he sees Parker himself, his own insights into the complex character and what he feels the future holds for his relationships on the show - Kim, Jane and beyond. In addition to all things DIVA-related, Stamberg and I also discuss his many past stage and screen appearances, including: his unforgettable work as Sarge on SIX FEET UNDER and what it was like working with creator Alan Ball, as well as his role on the Aaron Sorkin-scripted series STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP, plus: working at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Atlantic Theatre Company, doing the workshop of A STEADY RAIN (and eventually getting replaced by Hugh Jackman), doing FRACTURED with Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins, acting alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Watts in Clint Eastwood's forthcoming film J. EDGAR, his favorite work experiences so far, roles he is yearning to essay in the future both near and far and much, much more! Over the course of the last several weeks, we have been taking an extensive look at the sights and sounds both onscreen and onset of the hit TV dramedy series DROP DEAD DIVA - new episodes airing Sunday nights at 9 PM on Lifetime - featuring exclusive interviews with the leading lady divas and stalwart supporting men on the LA-based supernatural legal series. Featuring a memorable collection of musical performances and Broadway guest stars over the years - Paula Abdul, Rosie O'Donnell, Delta Burke and many more included - DROP DEAD DIVA is the quintessential TV series for Broadway babies looking for some laughs and levity - the latter available in many more ways than one, given the show's heavenly aspirations. DROP DEAD DIVA centers on a legal eagle named Jane whose body acts as the means for the indomitable spirit of a model, Deb, who loses her life, to make a second chance and how the girl inside must learn to adjust to looking like the woman on the outside that she is now. In other words, a model finds out what it means to look like everybody else in a delightfully quirky twist of fate - and learns to be a lawyer along the way, as well. Season Three picked up with the cliffhanger car crash that closed last season in a dark and shocking way. Questions and posed and answered so far: What will Grayson remember of the conversation he had with Jane pre-crash? What will Jane do to save him? What about his engagement (to somebody else)? What will happen back at the office with Teri, Kim and Parker? What about Stacy and Fred? Indeed, all of these questions and many more will most assuredly be answered come the next two Sunday nights! Plus, as always, there's always a musical number or two not too far off if you stay tuned - such as last month's BroadwayWorld exclusive world premiere of "Lean On Me"! Will there be a musical grand finale after all? We shall soon see! Also, don't forget to check out the past interviews in this BRIDGING TV & THEATRE series - Margaret Cho, Kate Levering, April Bowlby, Sharon Lawrence, Faith Prince and Jackson Hurst included! There are only a few episodes of Season Three left - airing Sundays at 9 PM on Lifetime, as always, throughout September until the finale on September 25 - so be sure to check back here in coming weeks for chats with Ben Feldman and the titular diva herself, plus maybe even a surprise or two, too!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2011
The Los Angeles premiere of THE UNAUTHORIZED AFTERLIFE OF EUGENE O'NEILL, written by and starring James Cady, will perform as a guest production at The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2011
Aurora Theatre Company proudly opens its 20th anniversary season with renowned American playwright Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning brutal comedy of manners A DELICATE BALANCE. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross helms a remarkable cast for A DELICATE BALANCE, including Aurora co-founder Ken Grantham and the company's first leading lady (Candida), Kimberly King. Jamie Jones makes her Aurora Theatre Company debut and Bay Area favorites Anne Darragh, Charles Dean, and Carrie Paff return to the Aurora stage, rounding out this spectacular ensemble. A DELICATE BALANCE closes October 9 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.
by Beau Higgins - Oct 24, 2011
Zoetic Stage and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly present the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's CAPTIVA, a funny dark comedy about weathering family, November 3 - 20, 2011, in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House). Following Zoetic Stage's highly acclaimed 2010 debut of South Beach Babylon, this new production launches the company's adventurous 2011-12 season as part of the Arsht Center's Theater Up Close season.
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 21, 2011
In just a few short years since his sensational debut in Lawrence Kasdan's MUMFORD, rising star Jason Ritter has carved out an impressive indie resume - including noted standouts such as THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS, HAPPY ENDINGS and GOOD DICK - in addition to a successful TV career - having appeared in featured roles in JOAN OF ARCADIA and THE CLASS before his leading role on THE EVENT last season - but theatre fans are certainly aware of considerable stage skills, as well, having performed in plays for many esteemed directors and premiering works by the likes of Neil LaBute and Wendy Wasserstein. While there has been the occasional big budget vehicle, too - SWIMFAN and FREDDY VS. JASON included - it is Ritter's fierce commitment to fine storytelling and intriguing projects that make him truly one to watch. Discussing many aspects of his busy career from THE DREAMER OF OZ opposite his iconic father, John - now available on the WIZARD OF OZ Blu-ray box-set - all the way up to his forthcoming films such as THE PERFECT FAMILY co-starring two previous InDepth InterView participants, Kathleen Turner and Sharon Lawrence, plus THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF, FREE SAMPLES, an untilled Mark Webber project, I AM I and his new Disney animated series, GRAVITY FALLS. With an emphasis on his theatre background and insights into the currently running LA Theatreworks presentation of COMPLETENESS, Ritter and I shine some light on a career that, based on what we have already seen from him onstage and onscreen, clearly knows no bounds whatsoever. Some people can do it all and do it all brilliantly and Jason Ritter has clearly proven he is one of those select, special few.
by Beau Higgins - Oct 17, 2011
Zoetic Stage and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly present the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's CAPTIVA, a funny dark comedy about weathering family, November 3 - 20, 2011, in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House). Following Zoetic Stage's highly acclaimed 2010 debut of South Beach Babylon, this new production launches the company's adventurous 2011-12 season as part of the Arsht Center's Theater Up Close season.
by Don Grigware - Oct 11, 2011
Actor Ted Ryan's Pulling Leather is currently on stage @ the Actors Forum Theatre in NoHo. In his first full-length play Ryan has written quite profoundly about love and also plays the central character in the dramedy. In our chat, he tells about what motivated him to pen Pulling Leather.
by Beau Higgins - Nov 9, 2011
Zoetic Stage and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly present the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's CAPTIVA, a funny dark comedy about weathering family, Now through November 20, 2011, in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House). Following Zoetic Stage's highly acclaimed 2010 debut of South Beach Babylon, this new production launches the company's adventurous 2011-12 season as part of the Arsht Center's Theater Up Close season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011
Apollinaire Theatre Company Presents Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov- A Tragicomedy adapted by Craig Lucas.
by Beau Higgins - Nov 3, 2011
Zoetic Stage and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly present the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's CAPTIVA, a funny dark comedy about weathering family, November 3 - 20, 2011, in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House). Following Zoetic Stage's highly acclaimed 2010 debut of South Beach Babylon, this new production launches the company's adventurous 2011-12 season as part of the Arsht Center's Theater Up Close season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011
Signal Ensemble Theatre has announced the second production in their 2011-2012 season, the world premiere of Motion Thursday, Jan. 26 - Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Signal Ensemble Theatre.
by Beau Higgins - Nov 20, 2011
Zoetic Stage and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly present the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's CAPTIVA, a funny dark comedy about weathering family, Now through November 20, 2011, in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House). Following Zoetic Stage's highly acclaimed 2010 debut of South Beach Babylon, this new production launches the company's adventurous 2011-12 season as part of the Arsht Center's Theater Up Close season.
by Beau Higgins - Nov 11, 2011
Zoetic Stage and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly present the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's CAPTIVA, a funny dark comedy about weathering family, now through November 20, 2011, in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House). Following Zoetic Stage's highly acclaimed 2010 debut of South Beach Babylon, this new production launches the company's adventurous 2011-12 season as part of the Arsht Center's Theater Up Close season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2012
Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012
Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the final production in their 2011-2012 season, the Chicago premiere of Hostage Song, May 5 - June 9, at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 West Berenice Ave. Clay McLeod Chapman writes the production with music and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow, directed by Signal's Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra with music direction by Signal Ensemble Member Jon Steinhagen.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2011
The MacDowell Colony, one of the nation's leading artist residency programs, will present its 52nd Edward MacDowell Medal to renowned playwright Edward Albee on Sunday, August 14th. Since 1960, The MacDowell Medal has been awarded annually to an individual artist who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her field. The award is rotated among the seven artistic disciplines practiced at MacDowell; this will be the third time the Medal has been awarded to a playwright. Albee joins an impressive list of past Medal recipients, including playwrights Thornton Wilder (1960) and Lillian Hellman (1976), visual artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1972), composer Leonard Bernstein (1987), architect I.M. Pei (1998), filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1989), interdisciplinary artist Merce Cunningham (2003), and writer Alice Munro (2006).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2011
Aurora Theatre Company proudly opens its 20th anniversary season with renowned American playwright Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning brutal comedy of manners A DELICATE BALANCE. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross helms a remarkable cast for A DELICATE BALANCE, including Aurora co-founder Ken Grantham and the company's first leading lady (Candida), Kimberly King.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2011
Musical Theatre West closes its 58th season with the final five performances of the professional regional premiere of THE WEDDING SINGER at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. THE WEDDING SINGER previewed July 8 and runs through July 24, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2011
Jacqueline McLaren's new play SCOTTISH SPERM (Directed by Grant Kretchik) will debut in Edinburgh, Scotland August 5 at 18:40 at theSpace@Jury's Inn on 43 Jeffrey Street (Venue 260) and will run thru August 25th Monday- Saturday at 18:40.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012
Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2012
THE UNAUTHORIZED AFTERLIFE OF Eugene O'Neill is a fictional exploration by James Cady of how O'Neill tried to come to terms with the treatment of his family in his literary works as he journeys through the afterlife searching for the meaning in his own life - and maybe to settle a few scores. Cady gives us a view into the renowned playwright's life and afterlife with his portrayal of O'Neill as a 'theatrical Flying Dutchman' sailing from theatre to theatre, searching for that one second of meaning, the one moment that would make everything in the world make sense.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012
Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the second production in their 2011-2012 season, the world premiere of Motion Thursday, Jan. 26 - Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Signal Ensemble Theatre. 1802 West Berenice Ave. The production is written by Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra, who also wrote Signal's hit jukebox musical Aftermath and is directed by Signal Ensemble Member Aaron Snook.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012
THE UNAUTHORIZED AFTERLIFE OF Eugene O'Neill is a fictional exploration by James Cady of how O'Neill tried to come to terms with the treatment of his family in his literary works as he journeys through the afterlife searching for the meaning in his own life - and maybe to settle a few scores. Cady gives us a view into the renowned playwright's life and afterlife with his portrayal of O'Neill as a 'theatrical Flying Dutchman' sailing from theatre to theatre, searching for that one second of meaning, the one moment that would make everything in the world make sense.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012
Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the second production in their 2011-2012 season, the world premiere of Motion Thursday, Jan. 26 - Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Signal Ensemble Theatre. 1802 West Berenice Ave. The production is written by Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra, who also wrote Signal's hit jukebox musical Aftermath and is directed by Signal Ensemble Member Aaron Snook.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012
Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2011
Apollinaire Theatre Company Presents Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov- A Tragicomedy adapted by Craig Lucas.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2011
Apollinaire Theatre Company presents Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov- A Tragicomedy adapted by Craig Lucas.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2011
Apollinaire Theatre Company presents Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov- A Tragicomedy adapted by Craig Lucas.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2011
The Los Angeles premiere of THE UNAUTHORIZED AFTERLIFE OF EUGENE O'NEILL, written by and starring James Cady, will perform as a guest production at The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2011
The MacDowell Colony, one of the nation's leading artist residency programs, will present its 52nd Edward MacDowell Medal to renowned playwright Edward Albee on Sunday, August 14th. Since 1960, The MacDowell Medal has been awarded annually to an individual artist who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her field. The award is rotated among the seven artistic disciplines practiced at MacDowell; this will be the third time the Medal has been awarded to a playwright. Albee joins an impressive list of past Medal recipients, including playwrights Thornton Wilder (1960) and Lillian Hellman (1976), visual artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1972), composer Leonard Bernstein (1987), architect I.M. Pei (1998), filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1989), interdisciplinary artist Merce Cunningham (2003), and writer Alice Munro (2006).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012
Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the final production in their 2011-2012 season, the Chicago premiere of Hostage Song, May 5 - June 9, at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 West Berenice Ave. Clay McLeod Chapman writes the production with music and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow, directed by Signal's Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra with music direction by Signal Ensemble Member Jon Steinhagen.
by Beau Higgins - Apr 28, 2012
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents City Theatre's 17th annual SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL, South Florida's fast and furiously fun program of the nation's hottest short plays, staged in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) from June 1-17, 2012. Under the new direction of Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, the sizzling 17th season of the company's acclaimed SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL features fifteen performances of ten original short plays - some raucous, others innovative and poignant, but with the ultimate goal to make audiences laugh.
by Beau Higgins - Apr 26, 2012
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents City Theatre's 17th annual SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL, South Florida's fast and furiously fun program of the nation's hottest short plays, staged in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) from June 1-17, 2012. Under the new direction of Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, the sizzling 17th season of the company's acclaimed SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL features fifteen performances of ten original short plays - some raucous, others innovative and poignant, but with the ultimate goal to make audiences laugh.
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 2, 2012
Permanent Transient Productions is a newly formed company in Denver tackling Edward Albee's classic piece.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012
Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), concludes its 19th season with "Las Meninas," playwright Lynn Nottage's account of the seduction of Louis the XIV's queen, Marie-Therese, and the consequences of her scandalous relationship with Nabo, her African servant. Nottage weaves an imaginative tale based on a fascinating but forgotten time in history that examines truths about women and race. Eve Muson, who helmed last season's "Speech & Debate," directs a large cast in this rarely produced play. "Las Meninas" opens April 18 with a limited run through May 6, 2012, in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC.
by Beau Higgins - Apr 19, 2012
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents City Theatre's 17th annual SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL, South Florida's fast and furiously fun program of the nation's hottest short plays, staged in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) from June 1-17, 2012. Under the new direction of Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, the sizzling 17th season of the company's acclaimed SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL features fifteen performances of ten original short plays - some raucous, others innovative and poignant, but with the ultimate goal to make audiences laugh.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012
Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), concludes its 19th season with "Las Meninas," playwright Lynn Nottage's account of the seduction of Louis the XIV's queen, Marie-Therese, and the consequences of her scandalous relationship with Nabo, her African servant. Nottage weaves an imaginative tale based on a fascinating but forgotten time in history that examines truths about women and race. Eve Muson, who helmed last season's "Speech & Debate," directs a large cast in this rarely produced play. "Las Meninas" opens April 18 with a limited run through May 6, 2012, in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012
Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the final production in their 2011-2012 season, the Chicago premiere of Hostage Song, May 5 - June 9, at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 West Berenice Ave. Clay McLeod Chapman writes the production with music and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow, directed by Signal's Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra with music direction by Signal Ensemble Member Jon Steinhagen. The performance schedule for Hostage Song is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.