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THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS to Play 59E59 Theaters, 6/1-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to present the NY premiere of the hit musical comedy THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS, based on the play by Mickle Maher, with music by Mark Messing, libretto by Mr. Maher and directed by and featuring George Andrew Wolff and Larry Adams. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver et al. Lead Lincoln Center's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver will be featured in the New York premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, beginning performances Thursday, October 25 and opening Monday, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD, BOTOWN and More Presented in Rose Theatre's Spring/Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

The Rose Theatre presents its lineup of shows for the spring and summer season, 2012. For more information, visit: www.rosetheatrekingston.org. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI in Chichester, Beg. June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

Keith Baxter, Michael Feast, William Gaunt, Joe McGann and Lizzie McInnerny are among those confirmed to appear alongside Henry Goodman in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, during Festival 2012. (more...)

Jeremy Herrin Announces Casting of Matthew Dunster's CHILDREN┬'S CHILDREN, May-June, London
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

Jeremy Herrin will direct the World Premiere of Matthew Dunster's Children's Children running at the Almeida from 17 May - 30 June 2012. Designs are by Robert Innes Hopkins with lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Ian Dickinson. (more...)

CHEKHOV'S UNCLE VANYA Extends at SoHo Rep Thru 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

In response to overwhelming demand, amid extraordinary critical acclaim, Soho Rep, in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere of CHEKHOV'S UNCLE VANYA-the new version by playwright Annie Baker, directed by Sam Gold-through August 26. (more...)

Nick Gehlfuss Awarded CSC's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Classic Stage Company has announced that Nick Gehlfuss, who appeared as Lysander in the company's recent production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

FREUD┬'S LAST SESSION to Hold Talkback, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION will feature Love, Sex, the Meaning of Life and the Existence of God, a post-show talkback discussion with Mark Galli, Senior Managing Editor of Christianity Today, Stanton L. Jones, Provost of Wheaton College, and W. Jay Wood, professor and chair in the department of philosophy at Wheaton College, following the 8 p.m. performance on Friday, June 29 at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport in Chicago (more...)

Trevor Nunn Helms Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL in The West End; Nigel Harman et al. Lead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct a cast including Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre later this year. Joining the trio on stage will be Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis, who is also the show's Musical Director. The production runs September 17, 2012 - January 5, 2013, with an opening night scheduled for September 27, 2012. (more...)

Brydon, Harman, Jensen to Lead Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct a cast including Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre later this year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest Take Final Bows in 'I TAKE YOUR HAND'
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 26, 2012

Yesterday, June 26, Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest performed 'I take your hand in mine ... the love letters of Anton Chekhov to Olga Knipper', a play by Carol Rocamora, in a staged reading benefiting The Acting Company at The Kaye Playhouse. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the intimate curtain call and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Spice Girls Musical VIVA FOREVER - The Launch!
by BWW - Jun 26, 2012

Judy Craymer, producer of the global smash-hit musical phenomenon MAMMA MIA! has announced that the new musical, VIVA FOREVER! will open at the PICCADILLY THEATRE in London's West End in perfect time for Christmas. VIVA FOREVER! will preview from Tuesday 27 November and officially open on Tuesday 11 December 2012. All of the pop group's original stars were on hand today to celebrate the new musical's launch, and you can check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Las Spice Girls se re├║nen para presentar un musical con sus canciones
by Javier A. Gabrielss÷n - Jun 26, 2012

Lo que no han conseguido las Olimpiadas lo ha conseguido un musical. Las cinco Spice Girls se han reunido esta mañana en Londres para apoyar la presentación de un musical que contendrá sus canciones y que se estrenará en el Piccadilly Theatre del West End el 11 de diciembre. (more...)

Brimmer Street Theatre Company to Premiere ALL YOUR HARD WORK, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2012

Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced it will present the world premiere of All Your Hard Work by Miles Brandman, directed by Michael Matthews, at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, with performances beginning on Thursday, July 19. Opening night is set for Saturday, July 21 at 8:00. All Your Hard Work will play a strictly limited engagement through August 25. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS - Clear as a Bell at 59E59
by Trish Vignola - Jun 24, 2012

In The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov wrote: 'Suddenly a distant sound is heard, coming as if out of the sky, like the sound of a string snapping, slowly and sadly dying away.' That one sentence-one of the most controversial stage directions in western theater-has baffled sound designers for over a century. Chicago's Theater Oobleck has decided to confront the mystery in its own "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" fashion with The Hunchback Variations, now at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

THE SLUTS OF SUTTON DRIVE Set for The Finborough Theatre, London, Now thru 9 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2012

As part of the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre's Summer Season, acclaimed US playwright Joshua Conkel makes his UK debut with the world premiere of the darkly comic The Sluts of Sutton Drive, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited run of six Sunday and Monday performances from today, 24 June 2012 to the 9th of July. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD, BOTOWN and More Presented in Rose Theatre's Spring/Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2012

The Rose Theatre presents its lineup of shows for the spring and summer season, 2012. For more information, visit: www.rosetheatrekingston.org. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD, BOTOWN and More Presented in Rose Theatre's Spring/Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

The Rose Theatre presents its lineup of shows for the spring and summer season, 2012. For more information, visit: www.rosetheatrekingston.org. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Celebrates 100th Chicago Performance Tonight, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION will celebrate its 100th performance of the Chicago engagement tonight, June 22 at 8 p.m. at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N Southport Avenue. (more...)

Geoffrey Streatfeild & Claudie Blakley to Lead MACBETH at The Crucible, Sheffield, this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announced that Geoffrey Streatfeild and Claudie Blakley will lead the company of Macbeth - the first Crucible production of the company's autumn season - which opens on Wednesday 5 September and runs until Saturday 6 October. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION to Hold 7/29 Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION will feature a post-show talkback discussion with Scott Kelley, Assistant Vice President for Vincentian Scholarship in the Office of Mission and Values and Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies Department at DePaul University, and James Halstead, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University, following the 1:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, July 29 at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport in Chicago. (more...)

Theater 61 Press Announces Publication of The Havel Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012

Theater 61 Press, a division of the Off-Broadway theater company Untitled Theater Co. #61, announces the November 2012 publication of The Havel Collection, a series of new translations of the work of Václav Havel. (more...)

THE SLUTS OF SUTTON DRIVE Are Set for The Finborough Theatre, London, 24 June to 9 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2012

As part of the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre's Summer Season, acclaimed US playwright Joshua Conkel makes his UK debut with the world premiere of the darkly comic The Sluts of Sutton Drive, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited run of six Sunday and Monday performances from Sunday, 24 June 2012 to the 9th of July. (more...)

Anne Gee Byrd Stars in THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION Colony Theatre LA Premiere, 6/16-7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2012

The Colony Theatre presents the first production of its "Season of Premieres" with the Los Angeles Premiere of THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, written by Evan Smith and directed by award-winning Cameron Watson and will star three-time Los Angeles Drama Critics Award-winning actress Anne Gee Byrd. (more...)

The Production Company Presents World Premiere of Steve Yockey's VERY STILL AND HARD TO SEE, 6/1-7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2012

Artistic Directors August Viverito and T L Kolman have announced the third offering of The Production Company's 2012 season: the world premiere of Steve Yockey's VERY STILL AND HARD TO SEE. Helmed by director Michael Matthews and an all-star production team including lighting design by Tim Swiss and sound design by Tony Award nominee Cricket S. Myers. This production will run June 1 through July 7, 2012 at The Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038. (more...)

Trinity Rep Hosts an Evening with Tony Winner Brian Dennehy Tonight, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

Trinity Repertory Company has announced a one-night-only engagement with award-winning television, stage and screen actor Brian Dennehy tonight, July 30 at 7:00pm in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Together onstage with Trinity Rep resident actor Fred Sullivan, Jr., the pair will discuss and perform the work of America's premier playwright Eugene O'Neill. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD, BOTOWN and More Presented in Rose Theatre's Spring/Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2012

The Rose Theatre presents its lineup of shows for the spring and summer season, 2012. For more information, visit: www.rosetheatrekingston.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Liars & Believers' LE CABARET GRIMM in Rehearsal for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2012

HALEY SELMON (A Midsummer Night's Dream at Stratford-Upon-Avon), ASHLEY LANYON (The Boy Friend at Lyric Arts Mainstage), DAVIE M. KAIN (Shakespeare's R+J), JENNA SCHOEN (Broadway.tv's Next Broadway Star), BRANDON TIMMONS (Curtains at the Boston Conservatory), Bart Mather (The Donkey Show at A.R.T., Matchmaker... at NYMF), MERYN BECKETT (Jesus Christ Superstar at The Curtis Theatre) and ALESSANDRA VAGANEK (Sweet Charity at the Boston Conservatory) will star in JASON SLAVICK and CASSANDRA MARSH's LE CABARET GRIMM in the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Check out photos of the cast and creative team in rehearsal below! (more...)

Casting Announced for THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI in Chichester, Beg. June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Keith Baxter, Michael Feast, William Gaunt, Joe McGann and Lizzie McInnerny are among those confirmed to appear alongside Henry Goodman in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, during Festival 2012. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD, BOTOWN and More Presented in Rose Theatre's Spring/Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

The Rose Theatre presents its lineup of shows for the spring and summer season, 2012. For more information, visit: www.rosetheatrekingston.org. (more...)

MURDER IN PARIS Plays Rose Theatre, July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

The Rose Theatre presents its lineup of shows for the spring and summer season, 2012. For more information, visit: www.rosetheatrekingston.org. (more...)

Obie-Winner Roberta Maxwell Joins Soho Rep's UNCLE VANYA Tonight, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Soho Rep, in association with John Adrian Selzer, welcomes OBIE Award-winner Roberta Maxwell to the cast of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya tonight, July 25, replacing Rebecca Schull as Maria. (more...)

Renaissance Theaterworks Presents ENFRASACADA, 10/19-11/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) celebrates the beginning of its 20th season and the 3rd year of its 3-year Diversity Series with ENFRASACADA by Tanya Saracho. Saracho will also direct this comedy featuring Yadira Correa, Annie Henk, Yunuen Pardo and locals Rana Roman and Karen Estrada. (more...)

Rob Brydon, Ashley Jensen Join Cast of A CHORUS OF DISAPROVAL - Final Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Trevor Nunn is to direct Rob Brydon, Nigel Harman and Ashley Jensen in Alan Ayckbourn's A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL, opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the Autumn. Jessica Ellerby, Barrie Rutter, Paul Thornley and Susan Tracy will join previously announced company members Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis. (more...)

Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble Presents ELMINA'S KITCHEN, 8/11-9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

The Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of ELMINA'S KITCHEN, written by award-winning playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, directed by Gregg T. Daniel. This gut-wrenching drama is set in the notorious "Murder Mile" section of London's East End. ELMINA'S KITCHEN examines the bitter clash of values between three generations of black men and its effect on their family and community. The play runs August 11 through September 9. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm. The Lost Studio, 130 S. La Brea, Los Angeles, Calif. (more...)

Obie-Winner Roberta Maxwell to Join Soho Rep's UNCLE VANYA, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Soho Rep, in association with John Adrian Selzer, is pleased to announce that OBIE Award-winner Roberta Maxwell will join the cast of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya on Tuesday, July 24, replacing Rebecca Schull as Maria. (more...)

Brimmer Street Theatre Company Premiere ALL YOUR HARD WORK Tonight, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Brimmer Street Theatre Company presents the world premiere of All Your Hard Work by Miles Brandman, directed by Michael Matthews, at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, with performances beginning on Thursday, July 19. Opening night is set for tonight, July 21 at 8:00. All Your Hard Work will play a strictly limited engagement through August 25. (more...)

Casting Announced for Almeida's THE DARK EARTH AND THE LIGHT SKY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Richard Eyre returns to the Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Nick Dear's The Dark Earth and the Light Sky. Running from 8 November 2012 - 12 January 2013, press night is 15 November 2012. Designs are by Bob Crowley with lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by John Leonard. (more...)

Trinity Rep Hosts an Evening with Tony Winner Brian Dennehy, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Trinity Repertory Company has announced a one-night-only engagement with award-winning television, stage and screen actor Brian Dennehy on Monday, July 30 at 7:00pm in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Together onstage with Trinity Rep resident actor Fred Sullivan, Jr., the pair will discuss and perform the work of America's premier playwright Eugene O'Neill. (more...)

Sonnet Repertory Theatre Presents THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, Beginning 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

Sonnet Repertory Theatre celebrates a decade of producing classic theatre for the modern planet with a world-premiere adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Michael Raver, directed by Quin Gordon. The Picture of Dorian Gray will begin performances on Thursday, August 9, with an official opening slated for Friday, August 10, at The Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Obie-Winner Roberta Maxwell to Join Soho Rep's UNCLE VANYA, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

Soho Rep, in association with John Adrian Selzer, is pleased to announce that OBIE Award-winner Roberta Maxwell will join the cast of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya on Wednesday, July 25, replacing Rebecca Schull as Maria. (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

Raven Theatre's Director of Education & Outreach and new ensemble member, Kelli Strickland, is one of ten arts professionals selected worldwide to receive the prestigious, nationally recognized DeVos Institute Fellowship at The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look - Trailer for Michael Urie's THANK YOU FOR JUDGING
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2012

THANK YOU FOR JUDGING, a documentary about high school Dramatic Interpretation contests, will appear as part of the 30th Annual Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film is co-directed by Broadway's Michael Urie. Get a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mike Nussbaum and Coburn Goss Star in FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Extended at Chicago's Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

Due to popular demand, FREUD'S LAST SESSION at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), will now run through July 15th with a new Chicago cast, including local theater legend, Mike Nussbaum (Emmy, Drama Desk Award and four-time Jeff Award winner) as "Sigmund Freud" and Coburn Goss (Vigils at the Goodman Theatre, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Steppenwolf Theatre Companyand Off Broadway When the Messenger is Hot at 59E59) as "C.S. Lewis". See below for production photos of Nussbaum and Goss in action! (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Extends Through 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

The producers of FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the smash hit at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), have announced an extension through July 15th in Chicago. (more...)

Diane Lane to Lead David Cromer-Helmed SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Goodman Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that he will direct a major revival and new adaptation of Measure for Measure, Shakespeare's darkly comic collision of vice and virtue, in Goodman Theatre's 2012/2013 season, March 9 - April 14, 2013. Also, director David Cromer announced partial casting for his production of Sweet Bird of Youth: Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Diane Lane appears as Princess Kosmonopolis and Finn Wittrock, who recently appeared in Broadway's Death of a Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman, is cast as the young-actor-turned-gigolo Chance Wayne. Complete casting to be announced soon. The production opens the Goodman's new season, September 15 - October 21; a September 24 Season Opening Benefit will take place at The Standard Club. Tickets available only on subscription; call 312.443.3800 or visit www.GoodmanTheatre.org. Individual tickets to Sweet Bird of Youth go on sale August 10; Abbott Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and PwC LLP are the Corporate Sponsors Partners. Call 312.443.3811, ext. 586 for more information about the Season Opening Benefit. (more...)

Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock Cast in Goodman Theatre's SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH; MEASURE FOR MEASURE Added to 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that he will direct a major revival and new adaptation of Measure for Measure, Shakespeare's darkly comic collision of vice and virtue, in Goodman Theatre's 2012/2013 season, March 9 - April 14, 2013. Also, director David Cromer announced partial casting for his production of Sweet Bird of Youth: Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Diane Lane appears as Princess Kosmonopolis and Finn Wittrock, who recently appeared in Broadway's Death of a Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman, is cast as the young-actor-turned-gigolo Chance Wayne. Complete casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Parker Bell-Devaney, Jessica Collins et al. Lead Williamstown's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY in August; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today the full cast and creative team for A Month in the Country, the last Main Stage production of the season which will be presented from August 1 through August 19 (opening August 2). The cast began rehearsals today on the idyllic Williams College campus in preparation for their run in the Festival's 2012 season. (more...)

JUSTIN LOVE World Premiere Kicks Off Celebration Theatre's 30th Season, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

Celebration Theatre in association with DEMAND PRoductions and Peter Schneider have announced the first show of its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season, the world premiere musical, JUSTIN LOVE, with book by Patricia Cotter and David Elzer, story by David Elzer and Bret Calder, music by Lori Scarlett and David Manning and lyrics by Lori Scarlett. The show will be directed by Michael Matthews with choreography by Janet Roston and musical direction by Gregory Nabours. JUSTIN LOVE will begin previews on Friday, September 7, and will open on Friday, September 21, running through Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Features Post-Show Talkback Discussion 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION will feature a post-show talkback discussion with Dr. Jeffrey W. Barbeau, Associate Professor of Theology in the Graduate School of Wheaton College; Dr. Tracy L. Caldwell, Associate Professor of Psychology at Dominican University; and Dr. Larry Arnhart, Presidential Research Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University, following the 1:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, August 19 at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport in Chicago. The scholars will discuss the thought-provoking themes addressed in the play, such as the existence of God and the meaning of life. (more...)

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