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Hal Prince Set for Post-Show Talks at PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced post-show conversations following select performances of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Comes to Pear Theatre, 10/ 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Pear Theatre examines the clashes and conflicts of society and politics with Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People," adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. When a town's economic future is at stake, its leader would rather vilify a good man and risk harm to its own citizens than do the right thing. "An Enemy of the People" is directed by Ray Renati, and previews on October 19. Press and Opening Night is Friday, October 20, followed by a champagne gala. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays, through November 12. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets ($15-$35) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE on ABC - Monday, September 11, 2017
by - Sep 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Monday, September 11, 2017! (more...)

THAT PHYSICS SHOW and THAT CHEMISTRY SHOW to Continue Off-Broadway Experiments Through the End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck) and That Chemistry Show, written by Borislaw Bilash will continue to delight, amaze and educate audiences through the end of the year. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Announces Extension Through 10/29
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, will now play through Sunday, October 29 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre due to popular demand. This limited engagement, which began previews August 3 and opened August 24, is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

THE PORTUGUESE KID, Starring Jason Alexander, Starts Tomorrow at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A friendy reminder that performances begin tomorrow Tuesday, September 19 for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company Announces 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

San Jose Stage Company Artistic Director Randall King today announced the Company's 35th season. The Stage's 35th theatrical season is a benchmark of the region's live professional theater King said .a celebration we could not have realized without the tremendous patronage we continually experience. The Stage was founded 35 years ago with the mission of producing new works by emerging and established playwrights that explore the human condition. In celebration of their anniversary The Stage presents five works that contribute thoroughly to that mission. Audiences will be prompted to reflect on the polarity of emotions with each piece bringing its own unique analysis on the dividing lines of the human condition. When does pleasure become pain? Love become regret? Good become evil? (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017-2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force one-man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, Starring Condola Rashad, Will Bring Religious Icon to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club will produce a new Broadway production of Saint Joan, written by Nobel Prize in Literature and Academy Award winner Bernard Shaw and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, Proof), starring three-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House, Part 2, 'Billions'). (more...)

Cast Announced for Magic Theatre's World Premiere of THE EVA TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Magic Theatre announced today the complete cast of Barbara Hammond's World Premiere The Eva Trilogy. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Curvy Widow, the new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), currently playing at the Westside Theatre, has announced that tickets are now on sale through December 31, 2017. (more...)

New Joshua Harmon Play Headlines Lincoln Center Theater's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced its first two productions of 2018. (more...)

Mike Carlsen and Aaron Roman Weiner to Star in WITHOUT at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Mike Carlsen and Aaron Roman Weiner star in the headliner of the staged reading series: WITHOUT, a new play by Michael Puzzo at Planet Connections. (more...)

Casting Announced for ALLIGATORS at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Hampstead Theatre has announced the casting for Andrew Keatley's Alligators, a Hampstead Downstairs Original. Directed by Simon Evans, this burning new thriller asks how well we actually know those closest to us and explores how shameful secrets, that we thought long buried, can come back to bite us. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), opens tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 7, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Previews for the limited engagement began Tuesday, May 16. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Rising Sun to Bring THE GLORY OF LIVING to Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Rising Sun Performance Company will be presenting a Revival of 'The Glory of Living' By Rebecca Gilman, to take place at the 9th annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festival will take place June 12th through July 9th at the Clemente. (more...)

FULFILLMENT CENTER Extends at Manhattan Theatre Club; All Tickets $30!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced an extension for its acclaimed world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool for Love at MTC) at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)


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Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Calling All Mad Scientists! THAT CHEMISTRY SHOW to Play in Rep with THAT PHYSICS SHOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Producer Eric Krebs announces the latest in performance science - That Chemistry Show. Written and performed by Borislaw Bilash, That Chemistry Show will begin performances on July 22. (more...)

Stone's Throw Productions Presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Battered, bruised, and desperate for connection, Danny and Roberta collide in a grimy bar in the Bronx. As they battle their pasts and each other, they must decide if they dare to lower their defenses and risk truly being seen. From the playwright of Doubt and Outside Mullingar, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is a violent, funny, and intimate portrait of two broken people fumbling toward hope. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. This limited engagement is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

DAN CODY'S YACHT to Make World Premiere at MTC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced it will produce the world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Doug Hughes, as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. Dan Cody's Yacht will begin previews May 15, 2018 ahead of a June 6, 2018 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

NICK & ZOE Comes to The Fridge Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Arctic Group has commissioned playwright Daniel Talbott (Slipping and Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait) to write a new short play that will be performed on a double bill with Steve McMahon's Sad Indie Love Song in Series B of their inaugural FRIDGE Festival. The festival runs August 31 - September 10, and Series B will play Thu 8/31 at 9pm, Sun 9/3 at 7pm, Wed 9/6 9pm, and Sat 9/9 at 7pm. (more...)

Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. He was 73 years old. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

THAT PHYSICS SHOW to Mark 300th Performance This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for 'Unique Theatrical Experience,' written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck), celebrates its milestone 300th performance on Saturday, July 29th at The Physics Theatre (300 West 43rd St.) (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club to Honor Hal Prince at Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: These TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Have it Made in the Shade
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 9, 2017

ISC sets TWO GENTS in the 1950s, accompanied by a live band on stage playing an infectious rock 'n' roll score. Musical director Dave Beukers' arrangements are bright and sexy with a beat that's perfect for dancing (think Elvis Presley during his Sun Records days or Jerry Lee Lewis). It's a choice that admirably complements Shakespeare's early play - thought by many to be his first - and the erratic appetites of youth. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory Of Sam Shepard
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated playwright, actor and novelist Sam Shepard, who, as BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, passed away on Thursday, July 27th at age 73. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory yesterday, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

BWW Review: TRUE WEST at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - Aug 24, 2017

This New City Players production of True West will be appearing at The Vanguard through August 27, 2017. The Vanguard is located at 1501 S. Andrews Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Announces 2017 IGNITE FUND Recipients Granting $10,000 to Bay Area Designers and Technicians
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT), known as a vital home for new play development and production on the West Coast, announced Sara Huddleston, Heather Kelly-Laws, Alice Ruiz, and Randy Wong-Westbrooke as the second year IGNITE FUND awardees. The IGNITE FUND awards $10,000 in total annually to support the growth of and enhance the working lives of Bay Area theater designers and technicians through a competitive grant process. (more...)

Five Selections Announced for 2017 Sundance Institute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Five theatre directors are slated for the fifth Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat, which convenes in Arles, France, August 25 through September 7. The Retreat is one of 24 residencies and Labs the Institute hosts annually across the world, and is an integral part of the Theatre Program's ongoing engagement with global theatremakers.  (more...)

Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, and More Join Martin Shaw in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Neck and neck, the only thing that separates the candidates are the endorsements from a respected Ex-President (Jack Shepherd) and party big-wig (Gemma Jones). (more...)

Legendary Career of Hal Prince Hits the Great White Way Tomorrow in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 3, for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Men with History in the Justice System to Stage 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Stargate Theatre Sharon Sullivan Company will perform an original piece, 5 Minutes to Midnight, this Friday, August 18 at 7:00PM, and Saturday, August 19 at 4:00PM and 7:00PM at MTC - Stage II at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated playwright, actor and novelist Sam Shepard, who passed away on Thursday, July 27th at age 73. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, August 2nd, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Patti Smith Remembers Her Friend, Sam Shepard: 'We Were Just Ourselves'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 27 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old. (more...)

Magic Theatre Celebrates the Life of Playwright-in-Residence Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Sam Shepard passed away on Thursday, July 27 of complications from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Shepard spent a decade as playwright-in-residence at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, where he premiered his masterworks Buried Child (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1979), True West (1980), and Fool for Love (1983, starring Ed Harris and Kathy Baker). Shepard returned to Magic in 2000 to direct the world premiere of his new work The Late Henry Moss, starring Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin. (more...)

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