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Atlantic welcomes celebrated playwright Rajiv Joseph (Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) with the world premiere of Guards at the Taj, a bold and surprising new play directed by Tony nominee Amy Morton. The play recently won the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award and stars Tony-nominated actors Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed.

In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal — an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concepts of friendship, beauty, and duty, and changes them forever.


Theatre Exile's New Play Development Series Kicks Off Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Theatre Exile is thrilled to produce a reading of Jacqueline Goldfinger's Click directed by Deborah Block. What will we do when our physical and online identities meet? Set in the underground world of virtual graffiti, Click is a techno-epic that follows college students involved in a frat rape that goes viral; exploring how the event changes their lives from 2016-2031 as new technologies allow them to create identities that walk through the computer screen and into reality. (more...)

Works by Larissa FastHorse, Francisco Mendoza and More Set for The Lark's Playwrights' Week 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

The Lark has announced six plays and playwrights have been chosen through its Open Access Program for the 24th Annual Playwrights' Week. (more...)

Aziza Barnes' BLKS to Premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of BLKS by award-winning poet and playwright Aziza Barnes and directed by Nataki Garrett. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present 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...)

World Premieres by Robert Askins, Will Power & Lindsey Ferrentino Headed to La Jolla Playhouse in 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces three world premieres and one west coast premiere for its 2018/2019 season, including: The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Broadway's Hand to God), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley; Seize the King, by Will Power (Playhouse's The Seven), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Casta eda; The Year to Come, by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) and queens, by Martyna Majok (Ironbound). (more...)

Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), will play The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) beginning tonight, November 7th, and opening on November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman. (more...)

BWW Review: Karamu and Ensemble Team Up for Dealing with THE LAKE EFFECT
by Roy Berko - Nov 6, 2017

Karamu, the joyful meeting place, is the oldest continually running Black theatre in America. Ensemble, whose purpose is to showcase classical American drama, has some of its history steeped in Karamu. (more...)

Obie-Winning YOU GOT OLDER to Make Chicago Debut at Steppenwolf This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of the Obie Award-winning play You Got Older, written by Clare Barron and directed by Jonathan Berry. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones & more in Atlantic Theater Company's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presents 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...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HOT MESS at the Jerry Orbach Theatre
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 17, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree(The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), opened last night, November 16th at the Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

VIDEO: See Max Crumm and More in Scenes from HOT MESS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

A romantic comedy...that goes both ways. Hot Mess by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (Heavy Phones; Regretrosexual), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), is currently playing at The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) opening on November 16. Hot Mess is produced by Jay Alix and Una Jackman. Watch several scenes from the show below! (more...)

Give the Gift of a Steppenwolf Show for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces an exciting new promotional deal in time for the 2017 holiday season. Perfect for both personal and business gifting, it's easy to warm hearts with the gift of theatre. (more...)

Award Winning Production of THE INVISIBLE HAND Opens At TheaterWorks, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director announced today that TheaterWorks  will present the Westport Country Playhouse's acclaimed production of THE INVISIBLE HAND by Ayad Akhtar, May 24 through June 23, 2018.  THE INVISIBLE HAND is the fourth show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's LookOut Series Presents The Yard's production of columbinus
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut series is proud to present The Yard's production ofcolumbinus by the United States Theatre Project, written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Directed byMechelle Moe and performed by The Yard's 15 young-person ensemble, columbinus runs Thursday, May 3 - Saturday, May 26 in the 1700 Theatre. Press date is Friday, May 4 at 8pm. Tickets ($15 - $25) to columbinusare on sale now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. Red and Black Card Members can use their credits toward columbinus, and Black Card members get 2-for-1 tickets. (more...)

Elliot Norton Award Winners Announced, Including THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour, ART's ARRABAL, and More
by Stephanie Wild - May 22, 2018

Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles last night, May 21, by The BostonTheater CriticsAssociation (BTCA), at The 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at the Huntington Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is thrilled to present Guards at the Taj, a stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, written by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). As previously announced, ensemble member Amy Morton directs this Chicago premiere, featuring the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), who were last seen on Steppenwolf's stage together in Homebody/Kabul. Morton directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere, which won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

Christopher Ashley to Direct World Premiere of THE SQUIRRELS Starring Brad Oscar and More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Hand to God), directed by 2017 Tony Award winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running June 5 - July 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is thrilled to present Guards at the Taj, a stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, written by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). As previously announced, ensemble member Amy Morton directs this Chicago premiere, featuring the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), who were last seen on Steppenwolf's stage together in Homebody/Kabul. Morton directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere, which won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

Mosaic's Third Season Concludes With Epic World Premiere Starring Hadi Tabbal
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

The final production of Mosaic Theater Company of DC's third season will be the world premiere staging of The Vagrant Trilogy, written by Mona Mansour and directed by Mark Wing-Davey. The Vagrant Trilogy is comprised of three different one-act plays: The Hour of Feeling, The Vagrant, and Urge for Going. These three plays, combined for the first time in one epic performance, follows Palestinian scholar Adham and his family over multiple generations and in multiple continents. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Projects for 2018 DNA New Work Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back for a sixth year its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a weekend of readings of new works, taking place March 22 - 25, 2018 in the Playhouse's Rao and Padma Makeneni Play Development Center. Tickets for the DNA New Work Series are free but reservations are required by calling (858) 550-1010 or visiting LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

Steppenwolf's THE DOPPELGANGER Starring Rainn Wilson Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Rehearsals kicked off today for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary). (more...)

Four Free Events Announced for THE DOPPELGANGER (an International Farce)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

In conjunction with the world premiere of The Doppelganger (an international farce) by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is offering four free events on select Sundays during the run of the show. Each discussion is a fun and casual chance for audience members to engage with experts on topics associated with the production. Space is limited. RSVP through Audience Services at 312.335.1650 or at steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Amy Morton to Direct Steppenwolf's GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

???????Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Guards at the Taj by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph, directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. A stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, the Steppenwolf production will feature the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), whom Amy Morton directed in the Off-Broadway world premiere which received rave reviews when it premiered in 2015 and won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces casting for DESCRIBE THE NIGHT on the Main Stage and THE PHLEBOTOMIST Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland. In 1936, Stalin's NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk… (more...)

Theatre Exile Presents The World Premiere Of Michael Hollinger's SING THE BODY ELECTRIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Theatre Exile closes its 2018/2019 season with the World Premiere of Michael Hollinger's Sing the Body Electric. Jess is tanking in Physics, so her mom hires Lloyd to help her pass. But she'd rather study his son, the survivor of a lightning strike that killed his girlfriend a year ago, and tattooed his body with elegant scars. When Lloyd and Mom hit it off, these two broken families are bound ever closer, inexorably -- with explosive results. An intricate, atmospheric tale of love, sex, and the unseen forces that draw us together and drive us apart. (more...)

The Yard Presents COLUMBINUS with 15 Member Youth Ensemble at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut series is proud to present The Yard's production of columbinus by the United States Theatre Project, written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Directed by Mechelle Moe and performed by The Yard's 15 young-person ensemble, columbinus runs Thursday, May 3 - Saturday, May 26 in the 1700 Theatre. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Northern Broadsides National Tour of HARD TIMES By Charles Dickens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Northern Broadsides announce full casting for Deborah McAndrew's new adaptation of Charles Dickens Hard Times. Hard Times cast will feature Suzanne Ahmet (Saint George and the Dragon, National Theatre) as Sissy Jupe; Darren Kuppan (Guards at the Taj, Bush Theatre and The Tempest, Globe Theatre) as Mr Harthouse / Bitzer; Vanessa Schofield (Plastic Figures, Box of Tricks) Louisa Gradgrind; Tony Hunt (The Commitments, West End) as Steven Blackpool; Perry Moore (Cyrano, Northern Broadsides and Peter Pan in Scarlet, New Vic Theatre) as Tom Gradgrind; Howard Chadwick (Brassed Off, Oldham Coliseum) as Josiah Bounderby/Strong Man. (more...)

YOU GOT OLDER, A Quirky Dark Comedy By Clare Barron Begins 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of the Obie Award-winning play You Got Older, written by Clare Barron and directed by Jonathan Berry. This bawdy, irreverent and touching play features four ensemble members Glenn Davis (Mac), Audrey Francis (Hannah), Francis Guinan (Dad) and Caroline Neff (Mae), along with Emjoy Gavino (Jenny), David Lind (Matthew) and Gabriel Ruiz (Cowboy). (more...)

BWW 2017 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 4, 2018

Dear Readers, it's been quite a year and, hopefully, we've come through it unscathed. God knows we've needed some shows to help us escape and others to make us think. But through it all we've had several shows that have proven to shine as some of the best of the year. Out of all the shows I was fortunate enough to see this year, I've selected a few that stood out. Here are those stand outs, a few honorable mentions and a few special mentions about which I just couldn't help myself but to mention in their own special way. (more...)

BETC Goes Back in Time for GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) continues to bring the best of American theatre to with the regional premiere of Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Stephen Weitz, Producing Artistic Director. Joseph is one of America's premiere dramatists and a 2010 Pulitzer finalist for his play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Guards at the Taj won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

Patti LuPone Joins Seth Rudetsky in Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series and Mark Cortale are pleased to present Patti LuPone with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The one-night-only event is Monday, March 5, 2018 with performances at 6:30pm and 9pm in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Northern Broadsides' Production of Charles Dickens' HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Northern Broadsides have released rehearsal images for the forthcoming premiere of Deborah McAndrew's new adaptation of Charles Dickens classic novel Hard Times. Check out a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Off West End Announces OFFIES Finalists and Awards Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

The Offies 2018 finalists were announced live on Twitter & Facebook at 1pm today by OffWestEnd Panel Judge & Critic for The Stage Mark Shenton. (more...)

Rainn Wilson to Lead Cast of Steppenwolf's THE DOPPELGANGER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Iconic star of The Office actor and comedian Rainn Wilson will return to the stage in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production ofThe Doppelg nger (An International Farce). Wilson leads the cast as Thomas Irdley/Jimmy in the world premiere production. (more...)

Vaishnavi Sharma and Eric Tucker Lead PYGMALION at The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) returns to the work of George Bernard Shaw with their new production of PYGMALION featuring Rajesh Bose as Mr. Doolittle, Annabel Capper, Nigel Gore, Edmund Lewis, Vaishnavi Sharma as Eliza Doolittle, and Eric Tucker as Professor Henry Higgins. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Artistic Director Edward Hall announces Hampstead Theatre's spring/summer season. The UK premiere of Rajiv Joseph's darkly comic post-truth play Describe the Night will be directed by Lisa Spirling. The world premiere of Jemma Kennedy's blisteringly entertaining Genesis Inc. will be directed by Laurie Sansom. The world premiere of Fiona Doyle's haunting and provocative new drama The Strange Death of John Doe will be directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall for Hampstead Downstairs. The production is a Hampstead Theatre commission and a finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Under 30s can access Priority Booking for all shows via The Downstairs Club - Hampstead's free membership scheme to allow better access to the cheaper seats. (more...)

GUARDS AT THE TAJ Comes to Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Underground Railway Theater is proud to present Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj from March 1 to April 1, 2018 and is directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman. The press performance is Monday, March 5 at 7:30PM. (more...)

HUNDRED DAYS Announced as La Jolla Playhouse's Final Production of 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces Hundred Days, book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Anne Kauffman, and movement direction by Sonya Tayeh, as the final production of its 2018/2019 season, to run September 22 - October 21 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

TheatreWorks Unveils 18-19 Season Including A Hershey Felder World Premiere And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley reveal the lineup for the company's 49th season, which launches this summer. Among the exhilarating works announced were: the World Premiere of a new piece by Hershey Felder on Claude Debussy, an acclaimed Tony-winning musical, a thrilling political prizefight, and an array of Regional Premieres that include a hit comedy that sends up suburban values, a gospel/rhythm & blues musical developed at TheatreWorks, a heart-stirring musical for the holidays, a comic drama about one of the key historical events in the last century, a searing look at an unsung American hero, plus the return of the grown-up holiday hit The Santaland Diaries. For more information or to purchase subscriptions ($143 - $583) the public can call 650-463-1960 or visit theatreworks.org. Subscriptions are on sale now; single tickets will go on sale in spring 2018. Special pricing is available for seniors (65+), educators, and patrons 35 and under. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2018/19 Season 65th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman are thrilled to announce Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 65th Anniversary Season which will be the largest season in over a decade featuring 15 productions across four venues with nearly 700 performances including expanded programming in the Stiemke Studio. (more...)

Lineup Announced For Fifth Annual POWERS NEW VOICES FESTIVAL at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fifth annual Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 12 14, 2018. The festival will kick off on Friday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. with Voices of the Community: Celebrating Local Playwrights, an evening of work created by San Diego residents through the Globe's arts engagement initiatives Community Voices and coLAB, and will continue with four readings by some of the most exciting voices writing for the American theatre today. The new American play readings commence on Saturday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. with Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Somewhere, The Whipping Man at the Globe), followed at 7:30 p.m. by Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jir h Breon Holder, directed by Patricia McGregor (Globe for All's Measure for Measure).The Festival continues on Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. with The Tale of Despereaux, with book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co. (The Old Man and The Old Moon at the Globe), based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo and the Universal Pictures animated motion picture. The Festival will wrap up that evening at 7:30 p.m. with The Great Leap by Lauren Yee, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Globe's Skeleton Crew). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 6, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presents 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...)

Theatre Exile to Explore Complexity of Humanity with REALLY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Theatre Exile continues its 2017/2018 season with Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury. In the studio she once shared with her boyfriend Calvin, a photographer poses Calvin's mother for a portrait. Like many artists, she struggles to capture on film what she envisions in her mind. As the photo shoot progresses, the women grapple with their memories of the man who was once the center of their lives. (more...)

Leah Nanako Winkler Named 2017-19 Jerome New York Fellow At The Lark
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Lark announces that Leah Nanako Winkler, author of Kentucky, Two Mile Hollow, and Death for Sydney Black, will be the 2017-19 recipient of the Jerome New York Fellowship. The fellowship, designed to support an early career writer of extraordinary ability, promise, and vision, provides stipends of $25,000 in the first year and $15,000 in the second, in addition to an Opportunity Fund of $5,000 to be used for purposes of additional creative expenses such as travel, research, and workshops. The fellowship is designed to be a life-sustaining platform of support, allowing the fellow to focus on their craft, and to generate and develop a significant body of work. (more...)

Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Sets December Closing Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), will close at The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) on Sunday, December 17. At the time of closing, it will have played 9 previews and 36 performances. (more...)

Studio Theatre's VIETGONE is a Refugee Romance and Madcap Road Trip With Comic Book Sensibilities
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Vietgone by Qui Nguyen is the Vietnamese-American playwright's own creation story-a telling of his parents' 1975 refugee camp romance in a "geek theater" spectacle that's at turns affecting, sage, raucous, and fantastical. A screenwriter for Marvel Studios and founder of Obie Award-winning company Vampire Cowboys, Nguyen's work champions representation and diversity on stage while dripping with pop culture nods, contemporary music, and action-adventure narrative. The production pairs this Studio-commissioned playwright with director and Studio Cabinet member Natsu Onoda Power. Drawing on Vietgone's comic book aesthetics, Studio's Stage 4 is transformed into a garage concert with a live band and original funk-rock-punk-n-roll score, giving audiences a front row seat to this anything-but-typical story of boy meets girl. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 7, 2018
by - Apr 7, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

GUARDS AT THE TAJ By Rajiv Joseph Opens at Steppenwolf, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

???????A boldly funny and deeply moving play about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances (more...)

GUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins at Steppenwolf 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

???????Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Guards at the Taj by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph, directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. A stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, the Steppenwolf production features the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), whom Amy Morton directed in the Off-Broadway world premiere which received rave reviews when it premiered in 2015 and won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

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