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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2011
Philadelphia Theatre Company opens its 2011-2012 season with the Philadelphia premiere of John Logan's Tony Award-winning drama Red October 14-November 13 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Anders Cato, the two-person cast features Broadway veteran Stephen Rowe and Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012
The Flea Theater will present the limited Off-Broadway engagement of HERESY by A.R. Gurney, directed by Jim Simpson, featuring Kathy Najimy (Sister Act, King of the Hill, Veronica's Closet), Annette O'Toole (Smallville, Southern Comfort), Ariel Woodiwiss (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Reg E. Cathy (The Wire), Steve Mellor (Nixon's Nixon) and introducing Tommy Crawford and Danny Rivera, members of The Bats, The Flea's resident company of actors in their professional debut. Previews of this World Premiere begin September 29 with opening night slated for Thursday, October 11.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2011
On Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, the Carnegie Hall Notables-a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s-will host Love Letters, a performance of contemporary American playwright A. R. Gurney's work. Celebrated soprano Renée Fleming and award-winning actor Alec Baldwin will perform the piece as directed by Mark Lamos with executive producer Susan Q. Gallin. After the exclusive event, the Notables will gather at Providence for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, with music by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2011
On Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, the Carnegie Hall Notables-a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s-will host Love Letters, a performance of contemporary American playwright A. R. Gurney's work.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2010
The Flea Theater presents the premiere of OFFICE HOURS, by A.R. Gurney, directed by Jim Simpson and featuring The Bats, The Flea's resident company of actors. Previews begin September 18 with opening night slated for Thursday, September 30.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011
Suffolk University and Boston Playwrights' Theatre present Robert Brustein's Mortal Terror, directed by Daniela Varon from September 15 through October 2 at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street, Boston.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010
The Juke Joint is back this October with three big shows over two nights, including its first regional show, all climaxing with multiple WAMi Award-winning blues-rock siren Abbe May. Now in its third year, The Juke Joint has become one of SA's most loved homegrown music events because of its simple philosophy: plate up a feast of the best blues talent that this city and this country have to offer for undernourishedAdelaide music fans and let the high times roll.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010
The Flea Theater has announced a two-week extension of its critically acclaimed limited engagement of OFFICE HOURS, by A.R. Gurney, directed by Jim Simpson and featuring The Bats, The Flea's resident company of actors. Originally scheduled to close October 24, performances will now run through November 7, 2010 at The Flea.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010
The Flea Theater presents the premiere of OFFICE HOURS, by A.R. Gurney, directed by Jim Simpson and featuring The Bats, The Flea's resident company of actors. Previews begin September 18 with opening night slated for Thursday, September 30.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012
The Flea Theater welcomes Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains, Steel Pier) to the cast of the limited Off-Broadway engagement of HERESY by A.R. Gurney, directed by Jim Simpson. Beginning tonight, October 19th, Ziemba replaces Kathy Najimy, who leaves to begin filming a TV project. The cast also stars Annette O'Toole (Smallville, Southern Comfort), Ariel Woodiwiss (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Reg E. Cathey (The Wire), Steve Mellor (Nixon's Nixon) and introducing Tommy Crawford and Danny Rivera, members of The Bats, The Flea's resident company of actors in their professional debut. Previews of this World Premiere began September 29 with opening night slated for Thursday, October 11.
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 15, 2010
In a career that has consisted of everything from voicing Howard the Duck to originating the roles of The Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical INTO THE WOODS and Marvin (and Dr. Mendel) in the FALSETTOS trilogy by William Finn, as well as some DePalma and numerous stage roles in between, Chip Zien is a character actor extraordinaire who now is trying out a new role - that of book writer - in the New York Musical Theater Festival's new musical THE HISTORY OF WAR. Last week we spoke to one of the stars of the show, Max Von Essen, and today we shine some light on the process of bringing the show to the stage as well as a look back at many of the notable film and theatre appearances that Zien has made over his nearly four decades in show business. Working with Stephen Sondheim, William Finn, Dustin Hoffman and Nicolas Cage is just the tip of the iceberg, as Zien also opens up about his unusual career and the many friendships he has built along the way. All that, and what it was like to be at the birth of a brand new Sondheim song written just for him in the form of 'No More' from INTO THE WOODS. Marvin to Mendel, Baker to book writer, Chip Zien is an authority of all the glitters and the gold of having a true collaborative breakthrough as he has had on FALSETTOS, INTO THE WOODS and, now, THE HISTORY OF WAR. Tickets are on sale at the link below! Only three performances left, tonight and tomorrow only!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011
Act II Playhouse Kicks Off its 2011/12 Season with Sylvia by A. R. Gurney, directed by Act II Associate Artistic Director Harriet Power. This romantic comedy tells the story of a love triangle between a man, his wife - and his dog! Performances are Sept. 6-Oct. 2.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012
The Flea Theater welcomes Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains, Steel Pier) to the cast of the limited Off-Broadway engagement of HERESY by A.R. Gurney, directed by Jim Simpson. Beginning October 19th, Ziemba replaces Kathy Najimy, who leaves to begin filming a TV project. The cast also stars Annette O'Toole (Smallville, Southern Comfort), Ariel Woodiwiss (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Reg E. Cathey (The Wire), Steve Mellor (Nixon's Nixon) and introducing Tommy Crawford and Danny Rivera, members of The Bats, The Flea's resident company of actors in their professional debut. Previews of this World Premiere began September 29 with opening night slated for Thursday, October 11.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2010
The Flea Theater has announced a two-week extension of its critically acclaimed limited engagement of OFFICE HOURS, by A.R. Gurney, directed by Jim Simpson and featuring The Bats, The Flea's resident company of actors. Originally scheduled to close October 24, performances will now run through November 7, 2010 at The Flea.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012
Members of the Naughton Family - two-time Tony Award winner and Weston, Connecticut resident James Naughton, daughter Keira Naughton, son Greg Naughton, and Greg's wife Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara - plus Blythe Danner, Jordan Coughtry, Edward Herrmann, Chad Kinsman, Jake Robards, Mark Shanahan, and Dana Steingold are cast in Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand playreading of "The Philadelphia Story," the romantic comedy classic by Philip Barry, set for one-night-only on Monday, December 10, 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse artistic advisor.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012
Paul Gross, one of Canada's acclaimed actors, leads the cast of Are You There, McPhee? a world premiere by John Guare at McCarter Theatre Center. Directed by Sam Buntrock, the production runs tonight, May 4 through June 3, 2012. (Opening Night: Friday, May 11.)
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012
Paul Gross, one of Canada's acclaimed actors, leads the cast of Are You There, McPhee? a world premiere by John Guare at McCarter Theatre Center. Directed by Sam Buntrock, the production runs now through June 3, 2012.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011
The 2010-2011 Season comes to a close at Eastpointe's Broadway Onstage Live Theatre when A MUSICAL SALUTE TO VAUDEVILLE AND BURLESQUE opens on Friday, April 15. Running Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Select Sundays at 2pm, this original musical comedy takes a fond look back at an era from long ago in Show Business.
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.
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2012
Kicking off its first upfront season with President and CEO Wonya Lucas at the helm, TV One today unveiled ambitious plans to double the amount of original content during the 2012-2013 television year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013
John Lee Beatty has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for THE NANCE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012
According to Variety, THE LYONS and AMERICAN IDIOT star Michael Esper has just joined the cast of the film Runner Runner, alongside Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2011
Westport Country Playhouse will stage Terrence McNally's summer sizzler, 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing July 12 - 30. The third production in the Playhouse's 80th birthday year, 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart' is a perceptive comedy with powerful dramatic conflicts about two straight couples spending a July weekend on Fire Island.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2011
Westport Country Playhouse will stage Terrence McNally's summer sizzler, 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart,' directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing July 12 - 30. The third production in the Playhouse's 80th birthday year, 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart' is a perceptive comedy with powerful dramatic conflicts about two straight couples spending a July weekend on Fire Island.
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2013
TV One today announced changes to its first quarter 2013 primetime lineup, which include new premiere dates for returning docu-series Unsung and its latest scripted comedy, Belle's.
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2013
A heaping order of family and laughter are on the menu when TV One premieres its latest original scripted series BELLE'S, a new comedy centered around widower William 'Big Bill' Cooper who owns and operates his family's upscale soul food restaurant, tonight, January 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm EST on TV One.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2013
A heaping order of family and laughter are on the menu when TV One premieres its latest original scripted series Belle's, a new comedy centered around widower William 'Big Bill' Cooper who owns and operates his family's upscale soul food restaurant, on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm EST on TV One. The half-hour series, co-created by legendary Emmy Award-winning producer Ed. Weinberger (Taxi, The Cosby Show), features an all-star cast including Keith David (The Cape, Crash), Elise Neal (All of Us, The Hughley's), Tami Roman (Vh-1's Basketball Wives), Ella Joyce (Roc) and Miguel Núñez (Juwanna Mann), and introduces young actress Nadja Alaya.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Shana Cooper, at the University Theatre (222 York Street) March 11-April 2, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011
Byron W. Brown, Mayor of the City of Buffalo, has proclaimed February 8, 2011 'A.R. Gurney Day' in honor of famed Buffalo-born playwright A.R. Gurney on the occasion of the opening night of his new play Black Tie. Gurney was surprised with the honor during the curtain call of the opening night performance when the official proclamation was read aloud by Black Tie cast member Gregg Edelman onstage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage is proud to present Scott Bryce and Jodi Stevens in 'Love Letters' by A.R. Gurney. One of the most beloved American plays of all time captures the romance of a lifetime as told through the couple's correspondence, and will be brought to life by celebrity couple and Connecticut residents Scott Bryce (Emmy nominee for ABC-TV's 'As the World Turns') and Jodi Stevens (Star of Broadway's 'Jekyll and Hyde' and 'Urban Cowboy'). Perfect for Valentine's Day, this limited engagement of 'Love Letters' will begin performances on February 4.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011
Audiences and critics on both coasts embraced Eurydice and In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), two shows steeped in longing from playwright Sarah Ruhl and director Les Waters. Now this talented team turns its attention to a fresh translation of a masterpiece: Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. Ruhl enlivens this classic with the same elegant understanding of intimacy that infused those earlier collaborations, while Waters and a cast of 14 deliver another sumptuous production. This West Coast premiere begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on April 8, opens April 13, and runs through May 22. Three Sisters is a co-production between Berkeley Rep, where Waters serves as associate artistic director, and Yale Repertory Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel "7@7" Reading Series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2011
In the world of rock there are recordings that truly resonate in historical importance and continue to cast an enduring shadow of influence. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is one of the most steadfastly revered musical treasures of its era. Its famous title track is still hailed as an essential rock guitar anthem, a signature tune of rock's leading guitar hero, Eric Clapton.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2012
A heaping order of family and laughter are on the menu when TV One premieres its latest original scripted series BELLE'S, a new comedy centered around widower William 'Big Bill' Cooper who owns and operates his family's upscale soul food restaurant, on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm EST on TV One.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2010
Jim Simpson, Artistic Director and Carol Ostrow, Producing Director are pleased to announce the line up for the Fall 2010 season at The Flea.
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2012
TV One announced today its programming line-up for January 2013. Docu-series Find Our Missing and Unsung both return with new seasons, and a special encore episode of Parole Diaries will air with extended commentary from parole officer Denise Jackson.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012
Members of the Naughton Family - two-time Tony Award winner and Weston, Connecticut resident James Naughton, daughter Keira Naughton, son Greg Naughton, and Greg's wife Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara - plus Blythe Danner, Jordan Coughtry, Edward Herrmann, Chad Kinsman, Jake Robards, Mark Shanahan, and Dana Steingold are cast in Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand playreading of "The Philadelphia Story," the romantic comedy classic by Philip Barry, set for one-night-only tonight, December 10, 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse artistic advisor.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2011
Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl's new version of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati, directed by Les Waters.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2011
Suffolk University and Boston Playwrights' Theatre present Robert Brustein's Mortal Terror, directed by Daniela Varon from September 15 through October 2 at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street, Boston.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2011
Act II Playhouse Kicks Off its 2011/12 Season with Sylvia by A. R. Gurney, directed by Act II Associate Artistic Director Harriet Power. This romantic comedy tells the story of a love triangle between a man, his wife - and his dog! Performances are Sept. 6-Oct. 2.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011
Audiences and critics on both coasts embraced Eurydice and In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), two shows steeped in longing from playwright Sarah Ruhl and director Les Waters. Now this talented team turns its attention to a fresh translation of a masterpiece: Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. Ruhl enlivens this classic with the same elegant understanding of intimacy that infused those earlier collaborations, while Waters and a cast of 14 deliver another sumptuous production. This West Coast premiere begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on April 8, opens April 13, and runs through May 22. Three Sisters is a co-production between Berkeley Rep, where Waters serves as associate artistic director, and Yale Repertory Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 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.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011
The 2010-2011 Season comes to a close at Eastpointe's Broadway Onstage Live Theatre when A MUSICAL SALUTE TO VAUDEVILLE AND BURLESQUE opens on Friday, April 15. Running Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Select Sundays at 2pm, this original musical comedy takes a fond look back at an era from long ago in Show Business.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012
Paul Gross, one of Canada's acclaimed actors, will lead the cast of Are You There, McPhee? a world premiere by John Guare at McCarter Theatre Center. Directed by Sam Buntrock, the production will run from May 4 through June 3, 2012. (Opening Night: Friday, May 11.)