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by Joel Markowitz - Sep 30, 2011
October is packed with over 50 local productions opening on DC area stages. In fact, after the month is over, the writers of Maryland Theatre Guide, where I am the Editor and a columnist, will have reviewed over 80 shows, concerts and cabarets.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2011
A Red Orchid announces its 2011-2012 season, featuring the Chicago Premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, directed by Damon Kiely; The World Premiere of Ensemble Member Brett Neveu's Megacosm; and Marisa Wegrzyn's The Butcher of Baraboo directed by Shade Murray.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013
Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance tonight, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
by Joel Markowitz - Sep 1, 2011
The new DC area theatre season begins in September. Over 50 shows are opening in our professional and community theatres. But before we move on to the new season and what's opening in September, let's look back at my personal favorite musicals, plays, and performances in both musicals and plays in the DC area - from August 2010 to August 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013
'Bah!' by popular demand! Faction of Fools Theatre Company brings back the 2013 nominee for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play: A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL, a fun-filled Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
by Patrick Nugent - Oct 24, 2012
Old Scrooge gets a new face as Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL, a fun-filled Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
by BWW - Oct 21, 2012
Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/21/2012 for Minneapolis
by BWW - Oct 14, 2012
Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/14/2012 for Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012
Eclipse Theatre has announced the recipient of their Fourth Annual Corona Award: Steve Scott, Associate Producer of The Goodman Theatre. Eclipse's Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the Chicago Theatre community as well as Eclipse Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2012
Long Wharf Theatre's production of Satchmo at the Waldorf has become the biggest hit in the history of the theatre's Stage II.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013
'Bah!' by popular demand! Faction of Fools Theatre Company brings back the 2013 nominee for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play: A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL, a fun-filled Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The show runs tonight, Nov 29 - Dec 22.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012
Old Scrooge gets a new face as Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL, a fun-filled Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
by Gary Naylor - May 31, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a Machiavellian comedy (really - he wrote it) adapted by Howard Colyer.
by Movies News Desk - May 31, 2012
As first reported on Deadline.com, 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have announced the voice cast for the upcoming 3D CG animated film EPIC.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013
Theater Wit has announced it will present a special encore presentation this summer of its critically acclaimed 2007 smash hit Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012
On February 25, 2012, A Red Orchid Theatre announced the one-night only Chicago premiere of Mike Daisey's monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TAESJ) to be performed by AROT Ensemble Member Lance Baker on March 5, 2012. Inspired by the enthusiasm of that sold-out house, A Red Orchid Theatre will offer a second showing. On Monday, March 12, 2012 at 8PM, Lance Baker will share this monologue with Chicago for a second time.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012
On Monday, February 20, 2012, Mike Daisey announced that his smash hit monologue The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TAESJ) would be made available to the public as an "open-source, royalty-free" work, downloadable from his website and available to be adapted and performed by "anyone, anytime, anywhere." Five days following the announcement, A Red Orchid Theatre is proud to announce the Chicago Premiere of Daisey's piece in a one-night-only benefit performance featuring AROT Ensemble Member Lance Baker on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 8:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013
Culture Project will rename their mainstage theatre, currently known as 45 Bleecker Street, the Lynn Redgrave Theatre this June. The announcement was made onstage by Mr. Buchman during the opening night curtain call for Culture Project's current production of Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto. A naming ceremony and commemorative gala in honor of the late Ms. Redgrave will take place on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Stage 48 (605 West 48th Street, New York City). Honorary Chairs for the evening are Vanessa Redgrave, Liam Neeson, and Ms. Redgrave's three children Annabel Clark, Ben Clark, and Pema Clark.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012
On February 25, 2012, A Red Orchid Theatre announced the one-night only Chicago premiere of Mike Daisey's monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TAESJ) to be performed by AROT Ensemble Member Lance Baker on March 5, 2012. Inspired by the enthusiasm of that sold-out house, A Red Orchid Theatre will offer a second showing. On Monday, March 12, 2012 at 8PM, Lance Baker will share this monologue with Chicago for a second time.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013
La Jolla Playhouse has announced the casts and creative teams for its upcoming productions of Tribes (June 25 - July 21 in the Mandell Weiss Forum), Sideways (July 16 - August 18 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre) and Neva (June 26 - 30 in the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013
Culture Project will rename their mainstage theatre, currently known as 45 Bleecker Street, the Lynn Redgrave Theatre this June. The announcement was made onstage by Mr. Buchman during the opening night curtain call for Culture Project's current production of Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto. A naming ceremony and commemorative gala in honor of the late Ms. Redgrave will take place today, June 3, 2013 at Stage 48 (605 West 48th Street, New York City). Honorary Chairs for the evening are Vanessa Redgrave, Liam Neeson, and Ms. Redgrave's three children Annabel Clark, Ben Clark, and Pema Clark.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2011
Five dates. Five restaurants. One chance at love, Five Course Love is a hilarious musical roller coaster ride that is equal parts comedy and music sprinkled with generous portions of that elusive search for love.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013
Theater Wit presents a special encore presentation this summer of its critically acclaimed 2007 smash hit Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013
La Jolla Playhouse presents Tribes (tonight, June 25 - July 21 in the Mandell Weiss Forum), Sideways (July 16 - August 18 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre) and Neva (June 26 - 30 in the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre).
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2013
Actresses Amber Benson, Whoopi Goldberg, noted writer/producer Neil Gaiman and a number of entertainment industry veterans are rallying to make ailing filmmaker Michael Reaves' final film 'Blood Kiss,' a reality.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013
Casting has been announced for The Hub Theatre's summer production of JORDAN HARRISON's gender-bending comedy, ACT A LADY. The men of a small 1920's Mid Western town have decided to put on a 'real fancy dress up' play in full drag. The cast is led by a trio of amazing actresses - Helen Hayes nominated actress TONI RAE SALMI as Dorothy, the no nonsense, accordion playing head of her household; Helen Hayes Award Winner and Hub veteran JENNA SOKOLOWSKI as Lorna, the object of men's affections and expert makeup artist; andNORA ACHRATI as Zina, the passionate and powerful theatre director accompanies her 'from the continent.'
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2012
To celebrate Syfy's June extravaganza of four Saturday Original Movies - Jersey Shore Shark Attack (6/9), Piranhaconda (6/16), Arachnoquake (6/23) and Bigfoot (6/30) - Syfy Digital is offering fans a remarkable 20 movies in one month at its new Movie Hub (syfy.com/movies) and the popular Syfy Rewind destination.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013
Join Academy Award nominated actor and A Red Orchid Theatre co-founding ensemble member Michael Shannon tonight, July 29 for a celebration of A Red Orchid Theatre's 20th Anniversary. The anniversary celebration will be held at Chicago's storied concert hall Metro and will feature live music by Ben Nichols (of Lucero); Michael Shannon's band, Corporal; The Blind Staggers; and special guest Steely Danish. All proceeds from the event will benefit A Red Orchid Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013
Theater Wit has announced it will present a special encore presentation this summer of its critically acclaimed 2007 smash hit Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Bernard Slade's Same Time, Next Year at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, Opening Night tonight, July 25 at 8pm. Previews began July 23 at 8pm and the show will close on August 10 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013
Three adaptations by Howard Colyer have been staged at the Jack in the last eighteen months - KAFKA V KAFKA, TROJAN WOMEN and MANDRAKE. Now Ballast Theatre are staging three of his original plays in one show. Love, hope, doubt, betrayal and anguish - three original plays all short and sharp: NEVER HAVE I EVER SEEN MOUNT FUJI, a love affair directed by Sarah Marr. CONFERENCE CALL, a ghost story, directed by Scott Le Crass. NOTHING ELSE EVER, a confession, directed by Sarah Marr.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2011
Yellow Face, the nationally-acclaimed play by Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang, will close at Silk Road Theatre Project (SRTP), produced in association with the Goodman Theatre, on July 17. Yellow Face, directed by Steve Scott, plays in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2011
Five dates. Five restaurants. One chance at love, Five Course Love is a hilarious musical roller coaster ride that is equal parts comedy and music sprinkled with generous portions of that elusive search for love.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2011
Five dates. Five restaurants. One chance at love, Five Course Love is a hilarious musical roller coaster ride that is equal parts comedy and music sprinkled with generous portions of that elusive search for love.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013
Casting has been announced for The Hub Theatre's summer production of JORDAN HARRISON's gender-bending comedy, ACT A LADY. The men of a small 1920's Mid Western town have decided to put on a 'real fancy dress up' play in full drag. The cast is led by a trio of amazing actresses - Helen Hayes nominated actress TONI RAE SALMI as Dorothy, the no nonsense, accordion playing head of her household; Helen Hayes Award Winner and Hub veteran JENNA SOKOLOWSKI as Lorna, the object of men's affections and expert makeup artist; andNORA ACHRATI as Zina, the passionate and powerful theatre director accompanies her 'from the continent.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013
Join Academy Award nominated actor and A Red Orchid Theatre co-founding ensemble member Michael Shannon on Monday, July 29 for a celebration of A Red Orchid Theatre's 20th Anniversary. The anniversary celebration will be held at Chicago's storied concert hall Metro and will feature live music by Ben Nichols (of Lucero); Michael Shannon's band, Corporal; The Blind Staggers; and special guest Steely Danish. All proceeds from the event will benefit A Red Orchid Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014
The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012
The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program, which has trained such celebrated actors as Elizabeth Banks, Annette Bening, Anna Deavere Smith, and Denzel Washington, presents the sharp-witted, raunchy satire The Mandrake by Niccolò Machiavelli.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012
On Monday, February 20, 2012, Mike Daisey announced that his smash hit monologue The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TAESJ) would be made available to the public as an "open-source, royalty-free" work, downloadable from his website and available to be adapted and performed by "anyone, anytime, anywhere." Five days following the announcement, A Red Orchid Theatre is proud to announce the Chicago Premiere of Daisey's piece in a one-night-only benefit performance featuring AROT Ensemble Member Lance Baker on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 8:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014
Faction of Fools Theatre Company and NextStop Theatre Company are proud to announce their upcoming co-production of PINOCCHIO!, a new adaptation of Carlo Collodi's beloved tale about a marionette's journey to become a real boy, running March 8-30, 2014 at the Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon. Written and Directed by Paul Reisman, this production will be the first collaboration by the two DC area theatre companies, as well as Faction's first play specifically geared toward young audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012
The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program, which has trained such celebrated actors as Elizabeth Banks, Annette Bening, Anna Deavere Smith, and Denzel Washington, presents the sharp-witted, raunchy satire The Mandrake by Niccolò Machiavelli.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2013
Commedia Beauregard, a Chicago-based theatre company dedicated to producing plays in translation, continues its season of Sex and Sorcery with a new translation of Machiavelli's The Mandrake, presented at the Raven Theatre Complex this January 11 through February 9.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2012
Old Scrooge gets a new face as Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL, a fun-filled Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013
The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond
by Michael Mulhern - Aug 3, 2012
Spark Theater opens its new home with the deliciously wrong comedy, The Love Potion.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013
Three adaptations by Howard Colyer have been staged at the Jack in the last eighteen months - KAFKA V KAFKA, TROJAN WOMEN and MANDRAKE. Now Ballast Theatre are staging three of his original plays in one show. Love, hope, doubt, betrayal and anguish - three original plays all short and sharp: NEVER HAVE I EVER SEEN MOUNT FUJI, a love affair directed by Sarah Marr. CONFERENCE CALL, a ghost story, directed by Scott Le Crass. NOTHING ELSE EVER, a confession, directed by Sarah Marr.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2011
A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2011-2012 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, directed by Damon Kiely. The production will run September 22 - November 6, 2011 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press opening is Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013
Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013
A Red Orchid Theatre announces new performance dates for its smash-hit production of Sam Shepard's Simpatico, directed by ensemble member Dado and featuring ensemble member Michael Shannon. Due to high ticket demand, the production is now extended through Sunday, September 15, 2013 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Tickets for the three-week extension are now on sale through the box office, (312) 943-8722 and www.aredorchidtheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012
Tom Hanks has been invited to play McAlary in Nora Ephron's new play's STORIES ABOUT MCALARY, but according to today's New York Post he is unsure about the role.