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Greenhouse Theater Center presents ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its 2017-18 season with the return of best-selling author Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. After a sold-out run during last season's Solo Celebration! Series, celebrated Chicago actress Linda Reiter reprises her Joseph Jefferson nominated performance as matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in this intimate piece directed by Steve Scott. ROSE will play January 12 March 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets go on sale Monday, November 13, 2017 at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. Season Flex passes are also available. The press opening is Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

CONFESSION SESSIONS Comes to Alexander Upstairs Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

In a dystopian South Africa, even the superheroes are dysfunctional. When friends, colleagues and family come together to mourn and remember slain Superhero Eskombuso, we find out more about them too. Confession Sessions is hilarious, moving, and scarily familiar; an original mockumetary-style theatre piece. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL Starts New Shows For Kids Series At Black Box PAC Teaneck!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education in the heart of Teaneck, NJ just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, F. Murray Abraham and More Join David Rabe's GOOD FOR OTTO at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

The New Group has announced additional casting and production dates for David Rabe's Good for Otto, with F. Murray Abraham, Rileigh McDonald, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Rabe joining, as previously announced, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in this New York premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage Compelling Production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. These words will come alive again as Cleveland Play House produces The Diary of Anne Frank, providing an immersive experience for the audience in this adaptation never-before seen on the CPH stage. (more...)

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program present MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program opens their 2017-18 season with Shakespeare's timely classic: Macbeth. (more...)

Ethan Hawke Helms New Group Benefit Reading of Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Tonight, November 6, Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss will be presented in a reading to benefit The New Group, with a company including Keith Carradine, Lily Gladstone, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Dana Lyn, Clark Middleton, Alessandro Nivola and Yul V zquez. Ethan Hawke directs. (more...)


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San Jose Stage Company Continues Season 35 with FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

San Jose Stage Company continues their Season 35 honoring an American Theatre icon who shaped the very core of their organization with their presentation of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. (more...)

Nilaja Sun, Chris Canaan, James ljames, and More Tapped For PlayPenn Education Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

An array of award-winning teaching artists are lined up to share their craft and art with theater enthusiasts, theatre artists and writers in 2018. PlayPenn, the new play development organization based in Philadelphia, is proud to announce their Winter and Spring 2018 Education Series, led by award-winning playwright and University of Pennsylvania playwriting professor Jacqueline Goldfinger, which features both face-to-face courses in Philadelphia and online workshops that can be taken from anywhere in the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Jose Stage Company Continues Season 35 with FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

San Jose Stage Company continues their Season 35 honoring an American Theatre icon who shaped the very core of their organization with their presentation of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. This cowboy romance dissects the poignant causes and effects of love lost through the retrospective eyes of two past lovers. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 24, 2017
by - Nov 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

English Touring Theatre Sets 2018 Dates for Extended Tour of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2017

English Touring Theatre today announces additional tour dates of their production of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester. (more...)

New Group Now Series to Continue with 'Confronting Racial Bias' Panel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The New Group presents New Group Now: Where Art Meets Our Present Culture, an ongoing series of public discussions locating New Group productions within the larger context of American and/or global society, continuing on Monday, December 11 with a conversation on 'Confronting Racial Bias in Our Communities.' (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Stars Shine in the Simple Masterpiece, LADY BIRD
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 20, 2017

The term 'coming of age' is used fairly broadly in films these days. Any movie that focus on a young (or youngish) character who goes through difficulties generally gets this classification. However, often those films put their protagonists through incredibly tragic circumstances to help them find one specific truth as they 'come of age.' LADY BIRD, from the mind of writer and director Greta Gerwig, is a coming of age film that avoids the emotionally manipulative deaths, assaults, and addictions that often render the genre repetitive, and instead goes with the authentic difficulties that come with every day life; a hyper-critical, passive-aggressive mother; a father who is depressed because he's lost his job; a high school girl struggling with acceptance and finding her place in her family and in the world. Instead, it is a simple and subtle masterpiece, that digs down to the humor and truth of every day eccentricities. (more...)

Will Pullen, Erica Pappas and More Set for THE FRIDGE PLAYS at Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Two cutting-edge one-acts, two playwrights, two directors, five actors, one fridge. Straight from a sold-out run in NYC, 'The Fridge Plays' - Daniel Talbott's 'Nick and Zoe', directed by Shira-Lee Shalit and Steve McMahon's 'sad indie love song', directed by Benjamin Viertel - hit Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre stage like a punch to the gut for two performances on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Judith Light, Vanessa Williams and More Join RIGHT BEFORE I GO. Benefit for Suicide Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Producers announced today that two-time Emmy and Tony Award-winner Judith Light, multiple Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Vanessa Williams, stage and screen star Lois Smith, and Wilson Bethel will join the cast of the New York City premiere of Stan Zimmerman's Right Before I Go. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL Continues Kids Series at Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education - in the heart of Teaneck, NJ- just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

STEEL Continues This Month at the Erickson Theatre on Capitol Hill
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Seattle theatre and film artists in association with the theatre programs at Seattle Central College and Shoreline Community College have opened their world premiere of STEEL at the Erickson Theatre on Seattle's Capitol Hill. It will continue for the next two weekends. (more...)

Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD Continues At Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education in the heart of Teaneck, NJ just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Revives ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its 2017-18 season with the return of Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. Recently honored with a 2017 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance, celebrated Chicago actress Linda Reiter reprises her role as matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in this intimate piece directed by Steve Scott. ROSE will play January 12 March 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. Season Flex passes are also available. The press opening isMonday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

LADY BIRD, ft. Broadway Stars, Wins Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2018

LADY BIRD has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy The film stars Laurie Metcalf (A DOLL'S HOUSE 2) and Saoirse Ronan (THE CRUCIBLE), who earlier in the evening picked up an award for Best Actress. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Announced for JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting for the Off-Broadway premiere Jerry Springer The Opera with Jennifer Allen, Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Sean Patrick Doyle, Bradley Greer, Luke Grooms, Nathaniel Hackmann, Billy Hepfinger, Justin Keyes, Beth Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Loyacano, Tiffany Mann, Jill Paice, Kim Steele and Nichole Turner joining, as previously announced, Terrence Mann and Will Swenson. (more...)

RELATIVELY CONSCIOUS Opens In February at Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Veteran Broadway actor, Richard Waits, is bringing Jon-Marc McDonald's anticipated play, Relatively Conscious, to the stage in February at the New York Theater Festival. The play, which centers around the murder of James Byrd Jr in 1998, will run February 6, 7, and 10th at the Hudson Guild Theater in New York City.   (more...)

Segal Centre Marjorie Prime Makes Its Canadian Premiere At The Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

The Segal Centre is thrilled to present Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison directed by the Segal's Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin. A 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, this stimulating play which explores memory and mortality in the age of artificial intelligence will be on the Segal stage from February 25 to March 18, 2018. There will be an ASL-Interpreted performance on February 10. There will be an ASL-Interpreted performance on February 10. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey announces its 56th season lineup after the great success of its 2017 season that featured the Northeast debut of the hit Shakespeare in Love, as well as a number of productions that were praised by The Star-Ledger and NJ Arts in their 'Top Ten' listings. The Theatre's 2018 slogan is 'Comic Relief' and the company will present six shows on its Main Stage at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre and one summer production on the Outdoor Stage. The 2018 season will include works by Shakespeare, Moliere, Goldoni, and Noel Coward; additionally, the Theatre will present two plays never seen before on the STNJ stage by British playwright Brandon Thomas and American Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard. (more...)

Rhea Perlman Joins the New Group's Production of David Rabe's GOOD FOR OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

The New Group has announced that Rhea Perlman will join F. Murray Abraham, Kate Buddeke, Laura Esterman, Nancy Giles, Lily Gladstone, Ed Harris, Charlotte Hope, Mark Linn-Baker, Amy Madigan, Rileigh McDonald, Kenny Mellman, Maulik Pancholy and Michael Rabe in the New York premiere of David Rabe's Good for Otto. Rhea Perlman will appear in the role of Nora, as Rosie O'Donnell, previously announced, is unable to appear due to illness. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement February 20 - April 1, with Opening Night on Thursday, March 8 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Black Box Performing Arts Center presents PEER GYNT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education - in the heart of Teaneck, NJ- just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.   (more...)

Casting Announced for Electrifying New MARY STUART at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Mary Stuart, Peter Oswald's electrifying new take on the famously bitter rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England. The two fiercely independent women at the center of the showdown are portrayed by acclaimed actresses K.K. Moggie as Mary and Kellie Overbey as Elizabeth. Award-winning director Jenn Thompson, former artistic director of The Actors Company Theater (named Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal), stages the production in CST's Courtyard Theater, February 21 April 15, 2018. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Announces Dates For Final Two Productions Of 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today the dates for the final two productions of the 2017/18 season, LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE and THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND. (more...)

Full Casting Has Been Announced for The New Group's GOOD FOR OTTO, Featuring Rosie O'Donnell and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting and creative team for David Rabe's Good for Otto, with Kate Buddeke, Laura Esterman, Nancy Giles, Lily Gladstone, Charlotte Hope, Mark Linn-Baker, Kenny Mellman and Maulik Pancholy joining, as previously announced, F. Murray Abraham, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Rileigh McDonald, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Rabe in this New York premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

RELATIVELY CONSCIOUS Comes to New York Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2018

Veteran Broadway actor, Richard Waits, is bringing Jon-Marc McDonald's anticipated play, Relatively Conscious, to the stage in February at the New York Theater Festival. The play, which centers around the murder of James Byrd Jr in 1998, will run February 6, 7, and 10th at the HudsonGuild Theater in New York City. (more...)

Jane Austen Musical to Embark on UK Tour In 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

A celebration of one of the greatest British writers, Jane Austen, Rob Winlow's new musical Austen reveals the woman behind the words, and it tours the UK this Spring. Following the bicentennial of her death, this is a portrait of an icon as a human being. Austen investigates the life of an author struggling as much with affairs of the heart as with ambitions for her art. (more...)

Magic Theatre's 2018 Gala to Honor John Marx and Toni Rembe Rock
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today that the theatre's 2018 gala fundraiser, Magic Masquerade, will be held at the Julia Morgan Ballroom on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Casting Announced for Taylor Mac's HIR at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The title, HIR, (again, pronounced "here") refers to a genderqueer pronoun. "It's not simply a reference to the character of Max," says David M. Jenkins, "but a commentary on what it is all four of these characters (and Mac as a playwright) are trying to do with masculinity. Mac sets up a very traditional, very familiar-feeling kitchen-sink play - one that is positively hilarious -- and then spins it on its axis, or maybe better stated tries to burn it all down. The style is described as "absurd realism," but the emphasis here is on the real. Mac requires that any absurdity in the show be driven by the reality of the situation, only moving to an absurd level because of the extreme circumstances." In an interview with the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, where the show enjoyed a highly successful run after the New York engagement at Playwrights Horizons (and where Annie Baker's The Flick, produced earlier this year, also premiered), Taylor Mac says that he was highly inspired by Sam Shepard's groundbreaking Buried Child. "In addition to the Buried Child comparisons HIR has, in my estimation, taken its place alongside great American family dramas like Long Day's Journey into Night, The Little Foxes, A Raisin in the Sun, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Fences. It truly represents our day and age in ways audiences will continue to look back to for decades, if not centuries." (more...)

All Star Cast Leads Revival of THE TRAGEDY: A COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Back by popular demand, Ammunition Theatre Company is proud to be reviving its wildly successful production by playwright D.G. Watson, THE TRAGEDY: A COMEDY. Acclaimed director Ahmed Best will be at the helm. The unique comic play returns March 8th, at THE PICO - 10508 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. The show will play monthly (2nd or 3rd Thursday of each month). (more...)

World Premiere of AN ORDINARY MUSLIM Extends at New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is proud to announce a two-week extension for the World Premiere of AN ORDINARY MUSLIM, by NYTW Usual Suspect and 2017-18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Hammaad Chaudry (Salaam, Mr. Bush), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (The Body of An American). Previews for AN ORDINARY MUSLIM began on February 7, 2018 with an opening night set for February 26, 2018 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003), now playing through March 25, 2018. (more...)

Hub Theatre Company Of Boston presents Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

???????Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its highly anticipated sixth season with the Pulitzer Prize nominated play TRUE WEST by the late Sam Shepard, directed by Daniel Bourque, starring Bob Mussett, Victor Shopov, Robert Orzalli and Maureen Adduci. The show runs Friday, April 13 through Saturday, April 28, 2018 at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street in Boston's Back Bay.  Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm. All performances are "Pay-What-You-Can."  Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at each performance for local charities. For tickets and information visit www.hubtheatreboston.org  (more...)

GOOD FOR OTTO Extends Through April 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a one-week extension for the New York premiere production of David Rabe's Good for Otto. Previews begin tonight, February 20, in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, March 8. Originally set to play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through April 1, this production now plays through Sunday, April 8 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 17, 2018
by - Feb 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opens at Artists Rep, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

??????? Artists Rep presents the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The play is directed by Adriana Baer and runs from March 4 through April 1 on the theatre's Alder Stage. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces a Thrilling Line Up for 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the six productions of its 2018/2019 Season.  The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for AN ORDINARY MUSLIM at New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of AN ORDINARY MUSLIM, by NYTW Usual Suspect and 2017-18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Hammaad Chaudry (Salaam, Mr. Bush), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (The Body of An American). (more...)

High Octane Ibsen! Black Box Presents PEER GYNT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

December 20, 2017: The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education in the heart of Teaneck, NJ just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for Lyric Stage's ROAD SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk. (more...)

Eclipse Theatre Announces 9th Annual Corona Award; Ceremony On 1/22/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Eclipse Theatre Company announces the recipient of 2018's Ninth Annual Corona Award: Ron OJ Parson, Court Theatre Director and Resident Artist. The Corona Award honors individuals who play support and nurture the growth of the Chicago theatre community at-large as well as small- to medium-sized theatres like Eclipse Theatre. The evening will be hosted by Eclipse ensemble member and Goodman Theatre artist emeritus Steve Scott, with other guest presenters to be announced. (more...)

Terrence Mann and Will Swenson to Headline JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The New Group has announced today that Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the company's Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as 'Jerry Springer' and 'Warm-Up / Satan,' respectively. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center's Hit ROSE to Return This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its 2017-18 season with the return of Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE WEIR Announces Exclusive Scottish Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

English Touring Theatre presents the touring production of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning play The Weir, co-produced with Mercury Theatre Colchester, with exclusive Scottish dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, Tue 20 to Sat 24 Feb 2018. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Slates 2018 Winter Studio Festival of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Shakespeare & Company has announced its Winter Studio Festival of Plays on January 13 and 14, 2018. This weekend of staged readings will showcase emerging and established playwrights, and feature Company artists. All performances will take place in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on the Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, Massachusetts. (more...)

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