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Porchlight Music Theatre to Continue Series with NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1939
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the first production in its 2017 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1939, hosted by Rob Lindley, directed by Keely Vasquez with music direction by David Fiorello, is Monday, Oct. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Studio C Artist and Combined Artform present TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK, written and directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, featuring Stephen Caffrey & JD Cullum, opening October 20th running through November 19th at Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90038. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones and More to Star in Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Lortel and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph's (Guards at the Taj) play Describe the Night, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Animals Out of Paper). (more...)

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Opens at Skylight Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Skylight Theatre Company and Frier McCollister present Sandra Tsing Loh's  "Sugar Plum Fairy" Directed by Bart De Lorenzo  Opening at 8:30pm on Saturday, December 1st with reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3:00pm Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, 2018 Skylight Theatre, 1816 ½ North Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (more...)

Theatre Exile Opens It's 2018/2019 Season With Itamar Moses's COMPLETENESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Theatre Exile opens its 2018/2019 season with Itamar Moses's Completeness. Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, and the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. This incredibly seductive and ridiculously intelligent comedy by 2018 Tony Award-winner Itamar Moses explores the chemistry between smart, damaged people and what happens when they lose control of the science. (more...)

NPR Superstar Sandra Tsing Loh Brings SUGAR PLUM FAIRY to South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

NPR superstar Sandra Tsing Loh brings her trademark candor and razor-sharp wit to the holidays with an offbeat, poignant spin on the coming-of-age classic, Sugar Plum Fairy. (more...)

Art and Politics Will Collide in Rubicon's TAKING SIDES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company (RTC) opens the company's 2017-2018 20th Anniversary Season with a provocative and gripping drama based on the story of German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtw ngler, who remained in Germany after Hitler's rise to power and was later accused of being a Nazi sympathizer. (more...)

Michael Stuhlbarg, Austin Smith, Among Initial Cast of SOCRATES at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the world premiere of SOCRATES, written by acclaimed actor, director, and writer Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, the powerful new play will begin with a Free First Preview performance on Tuesday, April 2 and run through Sunday, May 19 with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 16. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company Opens ROTTERDAM, A West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Skylight Theatre Company Stages West Coast Premiere of ROTTERDAM by Jon Brittain and Directed by Ovation Award Winner Michael A. Shepperd (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company Opens ROTTERDAM, A West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017

Skylight Theatre Company Stages West Coast Premiere of ROTTERDAM by Jon Brittain and Directed by Ovation Award Winner Michael A. Shepperd (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Shows Added to LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD'S HOME FOR UNWED MOTHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Recipient of the Mark Twain Award for Comic Playwriting from the Kennedy Center, the show has garnered a 'TOP TEN" spot from Stage Raw critics and is now 'Ovation Recommended." (more...)

'Shakespearean Travesty' WHAT YOU WILL Coming to Pear Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Pear Theatre's 15th season concludes with WHAT YOU WILL, a 'Shakespearean travesty' by Max Gutmann. Kidnapping, cross-dressing, and adultery combine in this madcap comedy, written by rearranging thousands of snippets cut from the plays of William Shakespeare into a completely new plot. (more...)

Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview today, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moving Arts Preps (End of the) World Premiere of APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Announcing TimeLine Theatre's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company, recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions and acclaimed for presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, announces its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

VIDEO: Theatre Miniatures No. 4: Dustin Tucker
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Mar 18, 2017

Actor Dustin Tucker is a critically acclaimed and popular figure on the Portland, Maine, theatre scene.  Known especially for his work at Portland Stage and the Theater at Monmouth, Tucker's artistic journey began in Amarillo, Texas, continued at Interlochen Arts Academy, and then on to Broadway, off-Broadway, and the national regional theatre scene. In recent years he has come to call Maine his home base. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, is thrilled to announce its 22nd season and to preview an upcoming partnership with Firebrand Theatre. (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

'Shakespearean Travesty' WHAT YOU WILL Coming to Pear Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Pear Theatre's 15th season concludes with WHAT YOU WILL, a 'Shakespearean travesty' by Max Gutmann. Kidnapping, cross-dressing, and adultery combine in this madcap comedy, written by rearranging thousands of snippets cut from the plays of William Shakespeare into a completely new plot. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

People's Light Ends the Season with Madcap Comedy MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Laugh until your ribs ache with Ken Ludwig's madcap comedy Moon Over Buffalo at People's Light. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT's Itamar Moses Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

Itamar Moses has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for THE BAND'S VISIT. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Book of a Musical, Itamar Moses
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

Itamar Moses has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for THE BAND'S VISIT. (more...)

Circle Theatre Continues 36th Season with RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Let it be war. David Lindsay-Abaire's new high-stakes comedy, Ripcord, follows a seemingly harmless bet made between two residents of the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

People's Light Presents Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

People's Light presents Lynn Nottage's Sweat, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominee for the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play. Currently the second-most produced play in the country, Sweat is an extensively researched portrait of early 2000s Reading, PA and an incisive examination of deindustrialized America. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Brian McDonald Starring in BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the outrageously funny, critically-acclaimed comedy Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins. The production is directed by Ovation Award-winner Stephanie A. Coltrin and stars award-winning actor and Rubicon's Associate Artistic Director Brian McDonald. Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, Tolins' one-man, tour-de-force is described by the N.Y. Times as a seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Best Play, this Off-Broadway sensation follows a struggling actor named Alex who winds up working for an unnamed show-business legend in her Malibu basement mall. An unlikely friendship develops between the two from which Alex learns profound lessons about himself. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is an added matinee performance Thursday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE: *There are no Thursday 7:30 p.m. performances February 9 and March 2. Tickets for previews are $38 and for the regular run $45 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Company presents FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

irector Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones. Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Building on the Blaine County School District's mission of inspiring, engaging, educating and empowering every student, Company of Fools announces the 21st year of Stages of Wonder-an in-school dramatic arts program that has served as the theatre curriculum in local elementary schools since 1997. (more...)

Pear Theatre Presents the World Premiere of SPENDING THE END OF THE WORLD ON OKCUPID
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

Pear Theatre embraces the season of sweethearts with the world premiere of 'Spending the End of the World on OkCupid' by Bay Area playwright Jeffrey Lo, directed by Michael Champlin. With an extinction event occurring in twelve hours, some people spend time with their friends, most spend time with their family ... others spend the end of the world on OkCupid. 'Spending the End of the World on OkCupid' previews on January 24, with press and Opening Night on Friday, January 25 (followed by a champagne gala). The show runs Thursdays through Sundays through February 17. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Winners of the 2018 MAC Awards Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017

It's been a big year for theatre in Tuscon and tuscon.com has announced its list of this year's Mac Award nominees and winners. Check out the full list below! (more...)

THIS RANDOM WORLD Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

Steven Dietz's heartwarming comedy, This Random World, kicks off the season. Each character's journey overlaps one another, be it an ailing woman who plans one final trip, a daughter planning one great escape or a son falling prey to a prank gone wrong. This funny and intimate play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own. Does serendipity bring us together or is that only a myth? (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For KLEPTOCRACY At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Inspired by the power struggle between the richest of the Oligarchs and an ambitious Vladimir Putin after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lin (House of Cards) explores U.S. - Russia relations then and now. Directed by Jackson Gay, and by special arrangement with Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell and Michael Mills, Kleptocracy runs January 18 - February 24, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE, Begining Tonight at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company presents the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews tonight, August 16, through August 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Press Night is Wednesday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Itamar Moses, Isaac Oliver and More Set for DEAD DARLINGS: COMRADES EDITION at Judson Memorial Church
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Dead Darlings is back this month on April 12 for COMRADES Edition at Judson Memorial Church. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company Opens the World Premiere of Louisa Hill's LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD'S HOME FOR UNWED MOTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Recipient of the Mark Twain Award for Comic Playwriting from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Louisa Hill's play opens in Los Angeles on April 8, 2017 at the Skylight Theatre Company. The roots of reproductive justice are unearthed in this poetically raw play by Louisa Hill. Knocked up as a teenager, Dee finally meets the baby she gave up for adoption. Only thing is, the baby is now 25, really into death metal, and wants nothing to do with her. (more...)

The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early with A.R. Gurney's Comedy SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Photo Flash: Comic Drama A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP Takes the Stage for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Group Rep presents the world premiere of Brent Beerman's comedy drama A Dull Pain Turned Sharp, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Mannette Antill, about a mother's dream to be a grandmother, a daughter's dream of independence, and another mother's dream of carrying on the lineage of her deceased son. What happens when one's happiness depends upon the actions of another? The play runs April 21 through June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD Comes to Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents Buried Child, written by Sam Shepard and directed by WT Resident Director Kimberly Senior. Buried Child runs May 9 - June 17, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

A Reconstructed ROMEO AND JULIET Comes to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

People's Light proudly presents an inventive, intimate version of one of Shakespeare's most timeless plays. In Romeo & Juliet: A Requiem, the parents, Friar, and Nurse recreate the passion and recklessness of their star-crossed children to face their culpability and seek redemption. (more...)

The Group Rep Presents Ira Levin's Comic Thriller DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

The Group Rep presents Ira Levin's comic thriller Deathtrap directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Larry Eisenberg. One of the great popular successes of Broadway history and Tony nominated for Best Play in 1978, Deathtrap deals with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes. Deathtrap runs April 6 through May 20 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

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