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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016
OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, will be presented at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, New York) as a special concert on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012
After an 80-year absence from the stage, The ReGroup Theatre Company presents 1931-, Claire & Paul Sifton's gritty tale of the Great Depression era.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013
Having presented 2 volumes of The "Lost" Group Theatre Plays, featuring 6 out of print or never before published plays of the Group Theatre, ReGroup will soon be publishing a new volume.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012
After an 80-year absence from the stage, The ReGroup Theatre Company presents 1931- Claire & Paul Sifton's gritty tale of the Great Depression era at The Living Theatre, Oct 4-21st.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016
OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, will be presented at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, New York) as a special concert tonight, September 20 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014
The world premiere of the new edition of Johnny Johnson by Paul Green and Kurt Weill, with text and music not heard since 1937, will be staged at the University of North Carolina. Performances will take place in the Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art on Thursday, November 20th at 8pm, Friday, November 21st at 8pm (post-show discussion), Saturday, November 22nd at 8pm (pre-show symposium), Sunday, November 23rd at 2pm, and Monday, November 24th at 5pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012
After an 80-year absence from the stage, The ReGroup Theatre Company presents 1931-, Claire & Paul Sifton's gritty tale of the Great Depression era.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012
Author Ethan Mordden discusses the lives and the romance of two theatre legends - actress/singer Lotte Lenya and composer Kurt Weill, the subjects of his new book, Love Song - on the latest edition of THEATER TALK, premiering at 1 a.m. tonight, October 26 (2012; early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed in New York City on CUNY TV* Saturday at 8:30 PM, Sunday at 12:30 PM, and Monday at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. The series is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012
Author Ethan Mordden discusses the lives and the romance of two theatre legends - actress/singer Lotte Lenya and composer Kurt Weill, the subjects of his new book, Love Song - on the latest edition of THEATER TALK, premiering at 1 a.m. on Friday, October 26 (2012; early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed in New York City on CUNY TV* Saturday at 8:30 PM, Sunday at 12:30 PM, and Monday at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. The series is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013
On the heals of their acclaimed productions of 1931- and Success Story, The ReGroup turns its attention to the Group Theatre's very first play, Paul Green's The House of Connelly. Presented with special permission and support of the Paul Green Foundation, this poetic tale of the last dying gasps of the Old South trying to prevent progress of new ideas gets a much overdue NY revival. Wayward son Will Connelly, heir to the famous Connelly estate finds himself unable to live up to the prestige of the legendary Connelly's of the past. When a new tenant farmer arrives with his daughter Patsy, is it love at first site or does she have her calculating eyes on becoming the new Mrs. Connelly? The struggle between tradition and change, black and white and truth versus secrets come to a shocking conclusion. Though the Group made Mr. Green rewrite the ending to make it more hopeful, the ReGroup will be presenting Mr. Green's original ending. It is sure to be jaw dropping even after 80 years.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015
OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Hunter Foster, will be presented the Ars Nova Loft (511 West 54th Street) as a special industry reading on Thursday, December 3 at 3:00 PM and Friday, December 4 at 3:00 PM. The cast includes Jason Gotay (Bring It On: The Musical, Spider-Man Turn off the Dark), George Salazar (Godspell, Here Lies Love), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Elena Ricardo (Mamma Mia!), Christina Sajous (Holler If Ya Hear Me, American Idiot), Justin Matthew Sargent (Bonnie & Clyde, Rock of Ages) and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening). Industry members interested in attending should email OkayBetterBest@gmail.com and indicate their affiliation.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012
The ReGroup Theatre's production of Thunder Rock by Robert Ardrey runs until May 13th at TBG Theatre, 312 W 36th St. For tickets and showtimes, visit www.smarttix.com or call (212) 868-4444. www.regrouptheatre.org.We have the Opening Night Photos Here!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013
Celebrating the 80th birthday of playwright and novelist David Storey, the first London production in over 30 years - and the first production in London since the original National Theatre production- David Storey's Early Days plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 16 June 2013 (Press Night: Monday 17 June 2013 at 7.30pm).
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012
The Glimmerglass Festival, the Central New York summer opera and musical company, has announced its full schedule for the 2012 season, including concert performances by Eric Owens, Deborah Voigt and Dolora Zajick.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014
The Musical Theater Project and Cleveland Public Theatre will present 'Deconstructing Kurt Weill: The American Songs' tonight, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 2014. Both performances will be held at 7pm in the Levin Theatre at Cleveland Public Theatre.
by Amanda Finn - Mar 23, 2016
If baseball is America's pastime, then gossip has to be a close second. That's precisely what playwright (and director) Doug Reed's Sweet William hits right on the head in his play filled with the sport and the sport of rumor. Gossip as juicy as a ballpark frank is what drives Broom Street Theatre's foray into the sport that smacks of summertime.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013
Clifford Odets' The Silent Partner, was originally written for production by The Group Theatre, but the company sadly closed its doors before the play was ever mounted. It was never published, and other than a 1972 Lee Strasberg helmed workshop at the Actors Studio, the play has been unseen for 75 years causing it to be the source of much speculation. Often referred to as a long-form version of Waiting for Lefty as it deals with striking workers, it is an entirely original and savagely poetic 3-Act tale that only Odets could tell.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015
Year 2015 is the sweet 16th year for the MITF. Prolific producer John Chatterton's brainchild, The Midtown International Theatre Festival - presenting powerful plays and musicals from around the world - is steadily marching toward 20 years as one of the best reasons to come to New York in the summer. This year, the diverse Midtown International will present quality live theater PLUS a series of cutting-edge short works, children's theater, dance productions, one-person shows, cabaret, vaudeville & burlesque style entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013
The Silent Partner will be presented on Monday, July 15th, 2013 at The Players Club: 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC. The evening will begin with an open bar reception from 7pm - 8, followed by the 8 PM hybrid performance/reading of this rare play.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014
A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by the current political climate, will have a special industry reading next month. The reading will star Karen Mason -- Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as a prolific concert and recording artist -- and be directed by Dan Knechtges (Lysistrata Jones, Tony Award nominee for Xanadu choreography). The show has music by Rhonda Kess, and lyrics by Rhonda Kess and Dale Kiken and a book by Dale Kiken. The reading will take place on Wednesday, July 9 at 3:00 PM and Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 PM at The New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street). Industry members interested in attending should email AWOTrsvp@gmail.com and indicate their affiliation.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2013
Celebrating the 80th birthday of playwright and novelist David Storey, the first London production in over 30 years - and the first production in London since the original National Theatre production- David Storey's Early Days plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Today and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from tonight, 16 June 2013 (Press Night: Monday 17 June 2013 at 7.30pm).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014
A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by Hillary Clinton, previously announced the complete cast for a special industry reading next week. Reathel Bean (Caroline, Or Change) joins star Karen Mason, Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as Frank Vlastnik (Broadway: Big, The Sweet Smell of Success, A Year with Frog & Toad), Marni Nixon (Broadway: Nine, Follies; Film: The King and I, West Side Story, My Fair Lady) and Sarah Cetrulo (The Black Suits by Joe Iconis).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014
Commonly known as A Texas Trilogy, the three plays centered on small-town life set the theatre world afire in 1974. Originally presented at the Dallas Theatre Center, the plays drew such attention that NY critics and theatre luminaries were soon flying to Dallas to witness American theatre at its finest. Signed by legendary agent Audrey Wood, who had also discovered Tennessee Williams and William Inge, Jones's plays then transferred to a sold-out run at the Kennedy Center. Preston Jones went from obscurity to being on the cover of many national magazines. The Saturday Review cover proudly proclaimed him "The Next O'Neill." A bidding war then broke out to bring the plays to New York, and, directed by Alan Schneider, they finally arrived on Broadway in 1976.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014
A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by Hillary Clinton, has announced the complete cast for a special industry reading next week. Reathel Bean (Caroline, Or Change) will join the previously announced star Karen Mason, Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as Frank Vlastnik (Broadway: Big, The Sweet Smell of Success, A Year with Frog & Toad), Marni Nixon (Broadway: Nine, Follies; Film: The King and I, West Side Story, My Fair Lady) and Sarah Cetrulo (The Black Suits by Joe Iconis).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013
Clifford Odets' The Silent Partner, was originally written for production by The Group Theatre, but the company sadly closed its doors before the play was ever mounted. It was never published, and other than a 1972 Lee Strasberg helmed workshop at the Actors Studio, the play has been unseen for 75 years causing it to be the source of much speculation. Often referred to as a long-form version of Waiting for Lefty as it deals with striking workers, it is an entirely original and savagely poetic 3-Act tale that only Odets could tell.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013
The Silent Partner will be presented tonight, Monday, July 15th, 2013 at The Players Club: 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC. The evening begins with an open bar reception from 7pm - 8, followed by the 8 PM hybrid performance/reading of this rare play.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016
Cobi Narita/ Jazz Center of New York is proud to present Christine Melton with Jazz Trio; Charles Lovell (piano) Essiett Essiett (bass) and Sylvia Cuenca (drums) at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street on Saturday, July 30th at 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:30). Tickets are $25 with a 2 drink minimum, $20 for Students/Singers/Seniors.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2013
Festival Stage of Winston-Salem continues its third season of professional theatre with a production of Moises Kaufman's new drama 33 Variations, presented at Hanesbrands Theatre (209 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem) from Feb. 1 to Feb. 24.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014
Danny Zelisko Presents George Thorogood & The Destroyers live at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts tonight, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015
ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD Benefit and Book Launch for James Grissom's forthcoming book, 'Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog' was held February 23, 2015 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Lois Smith and Kathleen Chalfant joined the ReGroup members in performing Williams' 'Moony's Kid Don't Cry' and Lord Byron's 'Love Letter'. Scroll down for photos from the benefit!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016
Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to conclude its 2015-16 Season, exploring "Unnatural Disasters," with the Midwest premiere of the psychological drama THE NORTH POOL by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, playing May 27 - June 26, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, May 29 at 2 pm.
by Michael Dale - Feb 14, 2017
When Nazis began publicly burning copies of his latest musical theatre piece, composer Kurt Weill took it as a hint that he might be better off sailing to America and writing for Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015
In celebration of the upcoming release of James Grissom's long awaited book Follies of God, and as the 2nd event in the 'ReGroup Reads' series, The ReGroup presents a one-night-only benefit reading of select Williams' rare short plays. Guest artists Lois Smith and Kathleen Chalfant are scheduled to join the ReGroup members in the readings.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013
Festival Stage of Winston-Salem continues its third season of professional theatre with a production of Moises Kaufman's new drama 33 Variations, presented at Hanesbrands Theatre (209 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem) from tonight, Feb. 1 to Feb. 24.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013
Danny Zelisko Presents George Thorogood & The Destroyers live at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014
Deep Dish Theater will present a developmental workshop of Native, a new play written by Ian Finley, January 14-18. Directed by Serena Ebhardt, the workshop continues the company's 14th season at University Mall.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013
Just in time for gift giving, The ReGroup Theatre Co, Inc is pleased to announce the third volume in their Lost 'Group' Theatre Plays series.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016
Burning Coal Theatre Company will present the southeastern premiere of Simon Stephens' Heisenberg, a comedy/drama about two mismatched souls who collide. The play will run January 19 - 21, 26-28  and  February 2 - 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm and January 22, 29 and February 5, 2017 at 2 pm at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  Tickets are $25 regular admission or $20 for seniors (65+) or $15 for students, teachers and active military. Student Rush tickets at curtain time, if available, are $5 apiece.  The first Sunday, January 22nd, is Pay What You Can Day and will be Audio described by Arts Access. All Thursday performances are $15. Tickets and further information can be found at www.burningcoal.org or by calling 919.834.4001.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015
IYF Productions is proud to bring Boogie Stomp! to Times Square this fall.  Written by John Campana and starring pianists extraordinaire, Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza, Boogie Stomp! will begin its limited run on September 25 and will open on Friday, October 16 and run through November 28, 2015 at Times Square's Elektra Theatre (300 W 43rd Street, 2nd Floor). Tickets are $39-$99 and can be purchased by visiting BoogieStomp.com or call 866- 811-4111.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012
In Thunder Rock, successful author and former Daily News reporter David Charleston becomes disturbed by the state of the world; he takes a job as a lighthouse keeper and the sole resident of Thunder Rock Island. When he notices a memorial plaque dedicated to a sailing ship of immigrants which fatally crashed on the island 90 years prior, he starts to imagine how ideal life was in their time. Soon, they begin appearing to him. At first he controls them, until they decide to teach him about the eternal struggles of life.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014
The Musical Theater Project and Cleveland Public Theatre will present 'Deconstructing Kurt Weill: The American Songs' on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 2014. Both performances will be held at 7pm in the Levin Theatre at Cleveland Public Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2012
Joyseekers Theatre brings Russian playwright Maxim Gorky's classic play, The Lower Depths, to a contemporary American audience in a brand new adaptation by Australian playwright Tim Redmond, running March 23 - April 7 at the Connelly Theatre, NYC. Set against the backdrop of 1930's depression-era New York, Redmond draws parallels between pre-revolution Russia and a country quickly losing its grasp on the American Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012
Joyseekers Theatre brings Russian playwright Maxim Gorky's classic play, The Lower Depths, to a contemporary American audience in a brand new adaptation by Australian playwright Tim Redmond, currently running through April 7 at the Connelly Theatre, NYC. Set against the backdrop of 1930's depression-era New York, Redmond draws parallels between pre-revolution Russia and a country quickly losing its grasp on the American Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012
The ReGroup first full season of productions will present a production of Robert Ardrey's THUNDER ROCK, followed by Claire & Paul Sifton's 1931-, and Dawn Powell's BIG NIGHT in November. Besides these productions, The ReGroup will publish the 2ndvolume in their series of Group Theatre plays and present a staged-reading of Nellise Child's WEEP FOR THE VIRGINS over the summer.