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16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES set for Irish Rep Reading Series, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's 16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES on Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

Theater Wit's THE NORTH PLAN Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

Chicago director Kimberly Senior helms yet another production on a Chicago storefront stage with the local premiere of Jason Wells' apocalyptic drama The North Plan, through Mar. 31, 2012 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Avenue. (more...)

SOHO Rep Announces Public Presentations of Work from Two Signature Programs
by Mark Valdez - Mar 30, 2012

SOHO Rep announces public presentations of work from its two signature development programs: The Writer/Director Lab and The SOHO Rep Studio. (more...)

Helen Carey and Peter Michael Goetz to Star in Arena Stage's LONG DAY┬'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, 3/30-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

As the final of three mainstage productions during the two-month Eugene O'Neill Festival spearheaded by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, Long Day's Journey into Night rounds out this celebration of O'Neill's life and work. The English-born and Canadian-based director and former Stratford Festival Artistic Director Robin Phillips makes his Arena Stage debut to direct his fourth production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play in a theatrical career spanning more than 50 years. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Comes To Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

A new revival of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth will continue the Marx Theatre season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. (more...)

John Doyle's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Opens in Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

Tony Award-winning director John Doyle, who has previously staged Broadway revivals of Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD and COMPANY directs the composer-lyricist's musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park which opens tonight. The production will run through March 31. (more...)

Mark Nelson, Ari Brand, et al. Set for Long Wharf's ASHER LEV
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Long Wharf Theatre will present My Name is Asher Lev, by Aaron Posner and adapted from Chaim Potok's 1972 novel,directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. The show will run from May 2 through May 27 on the Mainstage. The press opening will take place Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40-$70. For a complete performance schedule, visit www.longwharf.org. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre and Evidence Room Present IVANOV, 4/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Award-winning director Bart DeLorenzo returns to the Odyssey to direct an exuberant and burlesque-spirited version of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov, the story of a once idealistic man turned apathetic from a life going terribly, terribly wrong. DeLorenzo plans a fresh approach to this little-known classic -- no birch trees, samovars, or wicker furniture - in a riotous production that promises to be ridiculous, soulful, and sexy. An Odyssey Theatre and Evidence Room co-production. (more...)

Magic Theatre Presents American Premiere of Linda McLean┬'s ANY GIVEN DAY, 3/29-4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

Magic Theatre introduces an award-winning Scottish voice to the Bay Area with Linda McLean's new play Any Given Day running from March 29-April 22. Having received its world premiere in 2010 at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Any Given Day will make its American debut under the direction of Bay Area director Jon Tracy. A portrait of modern, urban life and the fleeting nature of love and happiness, Any Given Day is comprised of two connected stories that take place at 2pm in opposite ends of Glasgow that explore how, in a moment, everything can change. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Presents IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, 4/13-5/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

Directed by Laura Kepley, CPH Associate Artistic Director, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play takes place at the dawn of electricity, when a remarkable treatment for "hysterical" men and women is taking place. A funny and touching play about marriage and intimacy, A 2010 Tony Award® Nominee for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play will begin in the Second Stage at PlayhouseSquare on Friday, April 13 and is intended for mature audiences. Due to popular demand, the run has been extended one week and will now play through Sunday, May 13, 2012. Tickets are available at PlayhouseSquare ticket office by calling 216-241-6000 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is sponsored by Ambiance, and presented with support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

2nd Story Theatre Extends Run of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

Due to a sell out of the regular run, 2nd Story Theatre has scheduled three additional performances of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning tragicomedy, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. (more...)

16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES set for Irish Rep Reading Series, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's 16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES on Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents BARRIO GRRRL! A MUSICAL, Opening 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present BARRIO GRRRL! A MUSICAL (book and lyrics by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music by Bill Sherman, musical direction by Mark Elliott, and directed by Lisa Portes) as the final production of the 2011-2012 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. BARRIO GRRRL! A MUSICAL opens Tuesday, March 27, and runs through Saturday, May 12, 2012, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM and Saturdays at 2 PM. There will be no performance on March 31, April 3, April 5, April 7, April 28, May 1, May 3, or May 5. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Hold John Bisom Memorial on March 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

John Bisom, an actor who performed in many shows at Musical Theatre West over the last fifteen years, passed away March 16 at the age of 47. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE BEST MAN's Eric McCormack Appears on CBS This Morning
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2012

Actor Eric McCormack appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss his role as a villainous senator in the current Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, James Black and More Set for Alley Theatre's THE SEAFARER, 4/6-4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the Conor McPherson's THE SEAFARER. The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson and directed by Gregory Boyd, begins previews Friday April 6, opens Wednesday April 11 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2012 on the Hubbard Stage. Tickets start at $25 and are available for purchase at www.alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713.220.5700. Groups of 10 or more can receive special concierge services and select discounts by calling 713.220.5700 and asking for the group sales department. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Presents SUPERIOR DONUTS Thru 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. presents Superior Donuts by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM through March 25. Tickets are $18 on Thursdays and Sundays, $20 on Fridays and $22 on Saturdays. (more...)

The Seeing Place Theater Presents Brian Friel's THREE SISTERS, Thru 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intimate ensemble work, brings you Brian Friel's retelling of Anton Chekhov's beloved story, Three Sisters through March 25. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE, Previews 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 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. (more...)

PTC Presents LAUGHING STOCK by Charles Morey, 3/23-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Laughing Stock, written by PTC Artistic Director Charles Morey, March 23 - April 7, 2012. (more...)

BOB, BLESSED BE THE DYSFUNCTION THAT BINDS to Perform at Columbia Teachers College, 3.23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

The Open Book, Marvin Kaye Co-founder and Artistic Director announces that 'BOB, Blessed Be The Dysfunction That Binds' written and performed by Anne Pasquale and directed by Mary Ann Hay, has been invited to perform at the 2012 WHEN WORLD'S COLLIDE Conference at Columbia Theachers College, 525 W 120th Street on Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm. Regularly scheduled performances continue Sunday, March 11th at 2 pm and Sunday, March 18th at 2 pm. All tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased on-line at www.smarttix.com or by calling (212) 864-4444. The 78th Street Theatre Lab now know as the The Soter/Lee Black Box is located at 236 West 78th Street, just east of Broadway. (more...)

BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Muhlenberg College
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This free service makes it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Hold John Bisom Memorial on March 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

John Bisom, an actor who performed in many shows at Musical Theatre West over the last fifteen years, passed away March 16 at the age of 47. (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside of American Blues Theater (ABT), Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, today announced the Ensemble's 27th season. The season kicks off with the world premiere of Illegal Use of Hands by Emmy Award-winner, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and ABT Artistic Affiliate James Still, directed by Sandy Shinner, August 31 - September 30 and followed by the critically acclaimed It's a Wonderful Life: Live on State Street! , now at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, directed by ABT Artistic Affiliate Marty Higginbotham, November 16 - December 30. ABT's final 2012 -2013 production is Pulitzer Prize playwright Donald Margulies' 2010 Broadway script Collected Stories, co-directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Affiliate Jessica Thebus and Mary Ann Thebus. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present THE CHAIR PLAYS Triple Bill April 19 to May 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

To mark the 50th anniversary of the staging of his first play, world-renowned playwright Edward Bond joins Lyric Hammersmith Artistic Director Sean Holmes to present The Chair Plays from April 19 to May 23. This is the first time this trilogy, drawn from his work of the last decade, has been produced in the UK. (more...)

Emmy Winner Doris Roberts to Guest Star on ABC's DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

TVGuide.com reports that Emmy winning actress Doris Roberts will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC's DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. (more...)

Les Waters Bids Berkley Rep Adieu With Production of RED, 3/22 - 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

The Broadway play Red comes to Berkeley Repertory Theatre in March, staged as a valedictory by Obie Award-winner Les Waters as he departs the Bay Area to take the reins at Actors Theatre of Louisville. John Logan, the Oscar-nominated author of Aviator and Gladiator, won Tony and Drama Desk Awards for this feverish 90-minute drama. Now Waters and two exceptional actors bring this powerful play to local audiences. Red begins previews on the intimate Thrust Stage on March 16, opens March 22, and runs through April 29. (more...)

Steppenwolf Presents Tracy Letts' Adaptation of THREE SISTERS, 6/28-8/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Steppenwolf Theatre Company concludes its 2011/12 season with Anton Chekhov'sThree Sisters, adapted by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award-winning ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

N-Y Historical Society Announces Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

The N-Y Historical Society has announced the following upcoming events. For tickets to Public Programs, please call the New-York Historical Society's new call center at (212) 485-9268 or visithttp://www.nyhistory.org/programs. Programs $24 (Members $12) unless otherwise noted. (more...)

Leigh Williams, Jenna Panther Lead THIRDS At The Lion Theatre Thru 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

Heiress Productions has completed casting for the World Premiere of THIRDS by Jacob M. Appel, adapted by Kevin Brewer. (more...)

CSC's GALILEO Closes March 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Bertolt Brecht's GALILEO (translated by Charles Laughton) starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham closes on Sunday, March 18. (more...)

Tragedians of the City Open All Male ROMEO AND JULIET 2/29-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2012

Tragedians of the City make their premiere outing with an all-male version of ROMEO AND JULIET, William Shakespeare's tale of young passion, directed by Anya Saffir. (more...)

Actor John Bisom Dies in LA at 47
by BWW - Mar 17, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news that actor John Bisom took his own life last night in California. The actor had been suffering from health issues recently and many in the theatre community that knew him have reached out to us sharing their sadness. (more...)

Les Waters Bids Berkley Rep Adieu With Production of RED, 3/22 - 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

The Broadway play Red comes to Berkeley Repertory Theatre in March, staged as a valedictory by Obie Award-winner Les Waters as he departs the Bay Area to take the reins at Actors Theatre of Louisville. John Logan, the Oscar-nominated author of Aviator and Gladiator, won Tony and Drama Desk Awards for this feverish 90-minute drama. Now Waters and two exceptional actors bring this powerful play to local audiences. Red begins previews on the intimate Thrust Stage on March 16, opens March 22, and runs through April 29. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Presents A Midsummer Night┬'s Dream
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

Lyric Hammersmith Artistic Director Sean Holmes Sean Holmes presents a new collaboration with Filte Filter; exposing the heart of Shakespeare's most magical play in a production which will be designed by the 2011 Linbury Prize winner Hyemi Shin Hyemi Shin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Repertory Theatre's IVANOV is One Chekhov Not Worth Checking Out through March 17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

IVANOV has critic crying "I vant my three hours back" at The Repertory Theatre of New Britain. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Sheffield Theatres' BETRAYAL, Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

Sheffield Theatres today announces further casting for its production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 17 May until Saturday 9 June. John Simm, already announced to play the part of Jerry in Pinter's masterpiece, will return to the theatre following his performance as Hamlet in 2010. Joining him are BAFTA Award-winning actress Juliet Aubrey as Emma, and Colin Tierney as Robert. (more...)

Village Theatre Opens IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

Village Theatre today announced the opening of the new musical comedy, It Shoulda Been You, the second new musical production in its 2011-2012 Mainstage Season, written by Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi. The musical previews on Wednesday, March 14; opening night (media night) is Thursday, March 15. (more...)

TLC's MAMA'S BOYS OF THE BRONX to Premiere 4/9
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

Forget about fresh baked bread, pasta and cannoli - Arthur Avenue is the place where growing up means never having to leave your mama. On Monday, April 9 at 10 PM (ET/PT), TLC shares a slice of the real Little Italy with MAMA'S BOYS OF THE BRONX, an eight-part series that follows five proud Italian-American men who grew up together and have plenty in common (more...)

Classic Stage Company Names Greg Reiner as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, has announced that Greg Reiner will join the acclaimed Off-Broadway theater as its new Executive Director beginning March 19. Reiner comes to CSC after an extremely successful tenure as Executive Director of Tectonic Theater Project, where, among many other achievements, he produced the world premiere of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later in 150 theaters on a single night, and oversaw the Tony nominated Broadway production of 33 Variations. Reiner succeeds Jessica R. Jenen, who departed CSC in the fall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sisterly Squabbling in THIRDS Turns Surprisingly Sweet
by Amanda Mashack - Mar 12, 2012

For being billed as "a hilarious new comedy," Heiress Production's play Thirds by Jacob M. Appel and adapted by Kevin Brewer misses the mark, but still provides an entertaining night at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (now through March 18). Despite the stock characters, it is more than just simple laughs, perhaps due to the subject matter: it follows Three Sisters as they attempt to move on after their mother's death and divide the estate. (more...)

THE WATER'S EDGE Extends Again at the Road Theatre through April 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, announce that the Los Angeles premiere of THE WATER'S EDGE, written by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," Broadway's Seminar; Bad Dates, Mauritius) and directed by Sam Anderson ("Lost," Blackbird) will be EXTENDING AGAIN through Saturday, April 28 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Jolly Abraham, Brendan Averett, Dana Eskelson and More to Star in Rattlestick's MASSACRE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Massacre (Sing to Your Children), by Obie Award-winning playwright Jose Rivera, directed by Brian Mertes. Performances will begin Wednesday, April 4th at Rattlestick Theater (224 Waverly Place - off Seventh Avenue South, between Perry & West 11th Streets). The official opening night is set for Thursday, April 12th. The production is scheduled to run through May 12th. (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents BARRIO GRRRL! A MUSICAL, Opening 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present BARRIO GRRRL! A MUSICAL (book and lyrics by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music by Bill Sherman, musical direction by Mark Elliott, and directed by Lisa Portes) as the final production of the 2011-2012 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. BARRIO GRRRL! A MUSICAL opens Tuesday, March 27, and runs through Saturday, May 12, 2012, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM and Saturdays at 2 PM. There will be no performance on March 31, April 3, April 5, April 7, April 28, May 1, May 3, or May 5. (more...)

Act II Playhouse's TIME STANDS STILL Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

Act II Playhouse presents the Philadelphia-area premiere of the Broadway drama Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, directed by Act II Producing Artistic Director Bud Martin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Judy Kuhn Performs at Feinstein's!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 10, 2012

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY continues its Winter/Spring 2012 season with the debut of three time Tony Award-nominated singer and actress Judy Kuhn through tonight. See the photos of her performance below! (more...)

NO GREAT MISCHIEF and More Set for Tarragon Theatre in 2012-2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

Tarragon Theatre announces its 11-play, 2012-2013 season of contemporary plays, including a mini-festival of new works by Hannah Moscovitch; a Tarragon writing debut from David Yee; returning artists David S. Young and Asha and Ravi Jain; and work from Melody A. Johnson, John Mighton, Michel Nadeau and Morris Panych. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Anna Chlumsky to Guest Star on ARMY WIVES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

Broadway star Patti LuPone and actress Anna Chlumsky will guest star on the television series Army Wives, TV Fanatics reports. LuPone will appear on the Lifetime show as a captain in the Army's Intelligence Division, while Chlumsky will play an Army wife whose husband is injured in Afghanistan. (more...)

Brave New World Rep Set for Residency at Brooklyn Lyceum 4/1-5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012

Brave New World Repertory Theatre (BNW), has announced its Spring Residency 2012 at the Brooklyn Lyceum. Running from April 1st through May 13th, the Residency will offer a range of theatre-based activities for all ages - plays, classes and readings for Brooklynites and all city residents who love theatre. (more...)

Second Story Theatre's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Closes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012

2nd Story Theatre presents the Rhode Island premiere of "August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts, directed by Ed Shea through April 1. (more...)

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