Bug 2004

Opened: February 29, 2004
Closing: January 30, 2005

Bug - 2004 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

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Full Lineup for Iconic Disney Films Featured on Freeform's '30 Days of Disney' Released
by Josh Sharpe - May 1, 2024

Summertime is the best time to transport yourself into a nostalgic world as Freeform celebrates “30 Days of Disney” with legendary Disney films starting June 1. The programming event will feature the world television premiere of Disney-Pixar’s animated film “Lightyear.” Other Freeform premieres include Disney-Pixar’s “Soul” and Disney Animation’s “Fantasia” (1940 and 2000). See the full lineup here!

THE SUMMER CIRCUS SPECTACULAR Returns To The Asolo Theater Beginning In June 14
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2024

Experience the thrill of the Summer Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater from June 14 to August 17, 2024.

Quincy Tyler Bernstine & Anne Washburn to be Honored at The Civilians 2024 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2024

The Civilians' 23/24 Gala will celebrate A NOVEL REALITY — theater that awakens new thinking and perceptions. Learn more about the gala and see how to attend!

What's New on Max This December 2023
by Michael Major - Nov 27, 2023

Stream Original Comedy Specials “Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!” For HBO And “Gary Gulman: Born on 3rd Base” For Max, Max Original Documentary “Oprah and The Color Purple Journey,” HBO Original Documentary Series “Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning,” and more. Check out what's coming to Max and leaving Max in December 2023.

Disney Legacy Animated Film Collection Available For Pre-Order
by Michael Major - Sep 11, 2023

Featuring 100 animated films from Disney, this special collection features a stunning array of Disney Animation and Pixar classics including Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King, Toy Story, Frozen and Encanto. Select Pixar titles also includes a bonus disc of extras. Watch a promotional video now!

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

Sundance Institute Announces 2023 Producers Lab And Intensive Fellows
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 24, 2023

The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced 10 producers selected to participate in the Producers Lab, taking place July 24–28 at Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort, as well as 11 producers for the fall Producers Intensive.

BUGABOO REVUE Comes to the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2023

As part of its 2023 Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Bugaboo Revue by Massachusetts-based Talking Hands Theatre on July 29 at 11 a.m. ET in Betsy Paterson Square in Downtown Storrs.

Ivo Van Hove's Production of A LITTLE LIFE Will Be Screened in Cinemas Across the UK and Europe
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2023

 Ivo van Hove's English language première of Hanya Yanagihara's critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life, comes to cinemas across the UK and selected European countries on 28 September 2023.

Ivo Van Hove's English Language World Première of A LITTLE LIFE Extends at The Savoy Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2023

Due to record-breaking demand at Richmond Theatre and the Harold Pinter Theatre, Wessex Grove, Gavin Kalin Productions and Playful Productions today announce that Ivo van Hove's English language première of Hanya Yanagihara's critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life, will now play a further five weeks only at the Savoy Theatre from 4 July.

Interview: Rosie Narasaki Is UNRIVALED In Continuing Her Family Tradition
by Gil Kaan - Mar 7, 2023

Boston Court world premieres Rosie Narasaki’s Unrivaled beginning March 16, 2023. Boston Court Associate Artistic Director Margaret Shigeko Starbuck directs this co-production with Playwrights’ Arena featuring: David Huynh, Katie Kitani, Cindy Nguyen and Chelsea Yakura-Kurtz. Rosie was most gracious in answering a few of my queries.

Previews: LA SIGNORINA PAPILLON al Teatro Lo Spazio
by Ettore Farrattini - Dec 6, 2022


James Norton, Omari Douglas, Luke Thompson, and Zach Wyatt Will Lead Ivo van Hove's English Language Premiere of A LITTLE LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

Ivo van Hove will stage the English language première of Hanya Yanagihara's critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life in the West End. Van Hove directs James Norton (Jude), Luke Thompson (Willem), Omari Douglas (JB), Zach Wyatt (Malcolm), Elliot Cowan (Brother Luke/Doctor Traylor/Caleb), Zubin Varla (Harold), Nathalie Armin (Ana), and Emilio Doorgasingh (Andy).

Maggie Rogers, Jamie xx, Peach Pit and More to Perform at M3F Fest
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

M3F Fest, North America's most celebrated non-profit music festival, has announced the lineup for the highly-anticipated 2023 edition at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, Arizona from March 3-4.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for the First Major Revival Of CLYBOURNE PARK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022

Winner of both the Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for author Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race and real estate. The play returns to London following sell out runs at The Royal Court and in the West End.

Full Cast Announced For the First Major Revival Of CLYBOURNE PARK
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022

Joining the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin) are Katie Matsell (Betsy/Lindsey) and Aliyah Odoffin (Francine/Lena).

Initial Casting Announced For The First Major Revival Of CLYBOURNE PARK
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2022

Having had to shut down the production of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park at final dress rehearsal in March 2020, Trish Wadley Productions and David Adkin, in association with Park Theatre, have announced that the production, originally planned for the play's 10th anniversary year, will open at the venue in March.

BWW Interview: From WIESENTHAL to TEVYE: The Unstoppable, Energizing Tom Dugan
by Gil Kaan - Jun 17, 2021

The Wallis inaugurates their new pop-up performance space on the Promenade Terrace for live audiences with the world premiere of Tom Dugan’s TEVYE IN NEW YORK! June 23, 2021. Tom co-directs (with Michael Vale) his one-man show on the well-known musical theatre lead character of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Tom managed to find time amongst his many, many writing projects to answer a few of my enquiries.

The Theatre School at DePaul University Announces New Two-Year MFA Acting Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

The Theatre School has reviewed and modified the curriculum of the current MFA Acting program to make the change from a three-year program to a two-year program. The faculty adapted the curriculum to include courses that will propel graduates into the ever-changing entertainment industry.

Country Singer Toby T. Swift Drops New Song 'Cicada Love Call'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021

Just as trillions of 17-year cicadas are emerging from underground in parts of the Eastern and Southern U.S., emerging country artist Toby T. Swift has released 'Cicada Love Call,' a novelty song that highlights the similarities between the big-eyed bugs and an ex-wife coming back into his life.

Irvine Barclay Theatre Presents a Livestreamed Concert From David Benoit Trio
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2021

David Benoit Trio is presented by Virtual Events @theBarclay on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7pm PST/10pm EST.

129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020

BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,

BWW Interview: At Home With Meg Flather
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 19, 2020

Beloved by fans and the community, prolific artist and dedicated workhorse Meg Flather shares some chat about all the various ways she contributes to the industry.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: BUG by Tracy Letts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Tracy Letts. Today's play, Bug!

130+ Musicals That You Can Stream Now!
by Team BWW - Apr 4, 2021

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites including Tony-award winners, favorite stars and top performances.

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2004   Off-Broadway

Bug - 2004 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2004 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress - Play Shannon Cochran
2004 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director - Play Dexter Bullard
2004 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design Brian Ronan
2004 Obie Awards Costumes Design Kim Gill
2004 Obie Awards Lights Design Tyler Micoleau
2004 Obie Awards Performance Reed Birney
2004 Obie Awards Performance Amy Landecker
2004 Obie Awards Performance Michael Cullen
2004 Obie Awards Performance Michael Shannon
2004 Obie Awards Performance Shannon Cochran
2004 Obie Awards Props Design Faye Armon
2004 Obie Awards Sets Design Lauren Helpern
2004 Obie Awards Sound Design Brian Ronan
2004 Outer Critics Circle Awards John Gassner Playwriting Award Tracy Letts
2004 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Off Broadway Play 0
2004 The Lortels Outstanding Director Dexter Bullard
2004 The Lortels Outstanding Lead Actor Michael Shannon
2004 The Lortels Outstanding Lighting Design Tyler Micoleau
2004 The Lortels Outstanding Play Mark Johannes
2004 The Lortels Outstanding Play Amy Danis
2004 The Lortels Outstanding Play Scott Morfee
2004 The Lortels Outstanding Sound Design Brian Ronan
2004 Theatre World Awards Performance Shannon Cochran