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BWW Interview: Dee Roscioli Chats Orlando Shakespeare's SPAMALOT, WICKED, Hawaiian 'Vog'
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 7, 2015

Dee Roscioli has a knack for playing powerful women. Having performed the role of WICKED's 'green girl' Elphaba more than any other woman, Roscioli is now taking on the mysterious Lady of the Lake in Orlando Shakespeare's production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT, running from September 9th-October 11th. Visit Orlando Shakes' website to get tickets to see Roscioli and long-time PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Davis Gaines in his Orlando return. (more...)

BUYER AND CELLAR Opens in November at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

A massive cult hit in New York that went on to enjoy a sell-out US tour, Buyer and Cellar is a shopaholic's delight and an adoring fan letter to Barbra Streisand. Directed by Gary Abrahams, Green Room Award-winner Ash Flanders takes on Jonathan Tolins' funny one-man extravaganza which opens at 8pm Thursday 5 November 2015 at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio. (more...)

THE GIN GAME, Starring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, Begins Previews on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, begins previews tonight, September 23. Opening night will be on Wednesday, October 14 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Dito van Reigersberg to Lead 1812 Productions' BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Dito van Reigersberg, best known for his work with Pig Iron Theatre Company and as his alter-ego, cabaret queen Martha Graham Cracker, is set to star in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar. van Reigersberg replaces previously announced John Jarboe after Jarboe's departure to join Arden Theatre Company's production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret. (more...)

The Studio Theatre presents BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Buyer & Cellar is a one man show in which one actor plays six different characters, including Barbra Streisand. (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Star in BUYER & CELLAR at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

'Buyer and Cellar' is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies') as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement! (more...)

BWW Review: LAST GAS at The Public Theatre
by Steve Feeney - Oct 17, 2016

John Cariani's play services those seeking a restart. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams to Star in Staged Reading of FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founding Artistic Director Steve Maler is pleased to welcome the return of Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to the Sorenson stage for the staged reading of Bertolt Brecht's drama Fear and Misery in the Third Reich. (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Opening Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

'Buyer and Cellar' is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies') as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement! (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Star in BUYER & CELLAR at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

"Buyer and Cellar" is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ("The Skivvies") as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement! (more...)

Raul Esparza and Patrick Page Join DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala; Jonathan Tolins Will Host
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce additional performers of the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

Off-Broadway Hit BUYER & CELLAR Set for THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Up, 12/5
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Jonathan Tolins' BUYER & CELLAR, captured live on-stage at Westport Country Playhouse, Monday, December 5 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN (more...)

Seth Golay Stars in BUYER & CELLAR at Unicorn Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous new one-man comedy about an out of work actor who signs up to take on the oddest of odd-jobs: the only shopkeeper in the private shopping mall beneath Barbra Streisand's Malibu mansion. Will she get him his big break? Or will life with the demanding diva try his patience and his love life? This campy comedy, directed by Darren Sextro, features KC's favorite Bat Boy, Seth Golay as Alex More. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, opens tonight, November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

TFANA Announces 2018-19 Season; World Premiere Starring Jessica Hecht and More
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director), an award-winning company presenting Shakespeare alongside other classic and contemporary drama at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Downtown Brooklyn, is pleased to announce its 2018-19 season-the 39th since its founding in 1979. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Opening Tonight at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for Jonathan Tolins' THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team of the World Premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, A New Play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production will run May 31-June 19. (more...)

Michael Urie to Reprise Role in BUYER & CELLAR at Westport Country Playhouse; Will be Filmed for THIRTEEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The original Off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' will take the stage of Westport Country Playhouse, June 14 - July 3.  (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starting Tonight at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run this month. (more...)

BWW Recap: Everyone Attack! (Retreat!) Attack! (Retreat!) on THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Mar 7, 2016

Remember the good old days when THE WALKING DEAD would give you a few breather episodes between the tense, stressful ones? Yeah, so those days are gone. I'm pretty sure I didn't breathe in the last ten minutes. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Opens Next Week at New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust presents BUYER & CELLAR, the outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) March 31-April 24, 2016. The New York Post praised the show as "fantastically funny" when it premiered off-Broadway in April 2013. The Minneapolis production stars local actor Sasha Andreev as "Alex Moore" and is directed by critically acclaimed Wendy Knox. (more...)

Emerson Collins Opens in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Jonathan Tolins Developing Patty Hearst Limited Series for CBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

According to Deadline, GREASE LIVE!'s writer Jonathan Tolins is currently at work on a limited series, centered around the abduction of Patty Hearst. (more...)

BUYER AND CELLAR Begins Today at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham presents the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben, beginning today, June 1. (more...)

BWW Recap: Burn Before Reading on TEEN WOLF
by Jennifer McHugh - Jul 28, 2015

In the opening scene Scott is without his inhaler and Malia and Mama McCall come to his rescue. As Mama gets Scott the medicine he needs, Malia tries to fight off the Dread Doctor to no avail and I'm sure you were all thinking the same thing I was: Where did she get her boots? So cute!!! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents WEST SIDE STORY, NORMA, and More This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Houston Grand Opera presents Bernstein's West Side Story (April 20 - May 6), Bellini's Norma (April 27 - May 11), and return of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (May 17, 19, 20) at HGO Resilience Theater World's first mariachi opera returns after New York triumph Houston, January 29, 2018 - Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the first major American opera house production of Leonard Bernstein ' s landmark musical West Side Story, April 20 - May 6, and Bellini's vocal powerhouse Norma, April 27 - May 11, in the HGO Resil i ence Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center. (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...)

BWW Preview: HUMAN ABSTRACT at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Feb 24, 2017

'Collaboration' has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with that company. (more...)

Riverside Theatre presents BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

???????Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the very funny play by Jonathan Tolins, Buyer & Cellar. Sponsored by Ray & Sonia McGowan, Bill & Judy Schneebeck, and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group, Buyer & Cellar performs on the Waxlax Stage from March 20 - April 8, 2018. (more...)

Grammy Winning Alternative Rockers SMASHING PUMPKINS Recreate Famous SIAMESE DREAM Album Cover
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

SMASHING PUMPKINS recreate their famous SIAMESE DREAM album cover with original models. The band posted the photo of the girls all grown up on their official instagram.  (more...)

Advertisers are Getting the Wrong Impressions; Facebook and the MRC Offer New Points of View
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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NCTC to Stage Hit Comedy BUYER & CELLAR, Starring J. Conrad Frank
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

This spring, the hilarious Off-Broadway hit, Buyer and Cellar by Jonathan Tolins comes to NCTC, starring acclaimed performer and frequent NCTC collaborator, J. Conrad Frank, most recently at NCTC with his acclaimed performance in Charles Busch's Die Mommie Die!. Rebecca Longworth directs. In this uproarious comedy, an unemployed actor is thrust into a close relationship with Barbra Streisand when he is hired to watch over a mall of shoppes she has built in a cellar on her Malibu compound. Soon it begins to take a toll on his patience, his love life, and his view of people (who need people). As Entertainment Weekly declares, 'This show will go down like 'butta'!' (more...)

Seth Golay Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Starting Tonight at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous new one-man comedy about an out of work actor who signs up to take on the oddest of odd-jobs: the only shopkeeper in the private shopping mall beneath Barbra Streisand's Malibu mansion. Will she get him his big break? Or will life with the demanding diva try his patience and his love life? This campy comedy, directed by Darren Sextro, features KC's favorite Bat Boy, Seth Golay as Alex More. (more...)

Beth Leavel To Lead The Muny's Production of GYPSY
by Alan Henry - Dec 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR to Make Colorado Premiere at the FAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) is excited to present the hilariously funny Colorado premiere of Buyer & Cellar Jan 14?24, written by Johnathan Tolins, starring Sammy Gleason and directed by Cory Moosman. Grab your pals and get ready for this hilarious fictional Off?Broadway hit. (more...)

Seth Golay Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Opening Tonight at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous new one-man comedy about an out of work actor who signs up to take on the oddest of odd-jobs: the only shopkeeper in the private shopping mall beneath Barbra Streisand's Malibu mansion. Will she get him his big break? Or will life with the demanding diva try his patience and his love life? This campy comedy, directed by Darren Sextro, features KC's favorite Bat Boy, Seth Golay as Alex More. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with Edward Watts
by Misha Davenport - Aug 9, 2016

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Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Dito van Reigersberg to Lead 1812 Productions' BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Dito van Reigersberg, best known for his work with Pig Iron Theatre Company and as his alter-ego, cabaret queen Martha Graham Cracker, is set to star in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar. van Reigersberg replaces previously announced John Jarboe after Jarboe's departure to join Arden Theatre Company's production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret. (more...)

Broadway Revival of THE GIN GAME Sets New Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The producers for the new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, have announced a change for first preview and opening night dates. The production, originally scheduled to start previews on September 18, will start previews on Wednesday, September 23. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

BWW Review: Despite Solid Performances, HAZEL was Maid-for-TV, Not Theater
by Teresa Budasi - Apr 7, 2016

Folks of a certain age might remember Hazel, the spunky, middle-aged maid upon which a 1960s television sitcom was based. Now, 50 years later, she's on stage, taking care of the same family, only this time she's cracking wise via song and dance. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - Apr 4, 2018

If Memory Serves, way back in 1987 the movie DIRTY DANCING sizzled with sexual energy, engendered by the super charged chemistry between the poster boy of charisma, Patrick Swayze and the naive Baby, who liquifies under his charms as quickly as a Rita's water ice in July. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! And welcome to April 27 - aka #TheatreThursday - during which we ask the musical question: With 13 shows in the 2016-17 Broadway Season, which shows will be forgotten come Tony Award-nomination day (which is next week, If Memory Serves) and sink under the weight of all the swell competition? Think about it, people! What are your favorites for Tony glory this year? We'll be sure to send you an invitation to our Tony Party! (more...)

Mariachi Opera About Divided Immigrant Family Returns To Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

At a time when our nation is wrestling with tough questions about immigration, Houston Grand Opera is bringing back its bilingual production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna / To Cross the Face of the Moon, a moving story that chronicles the joys and struggles of three generations of a family divided between countries and cultures through the rich melodies of mariachi. HGO presents three special performances on May 17, 19, and 20 in the HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Composed by Jose 'Pepe' Martinez with libretto by Leonard Foglia and known as the world's first mariachi opera, Cruzar has been performed to audiences around the world, including in New York City in January 2018. HGO's production will feature the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos. Tickets for these productions at the HGO Resilience Theater in the George R. Brown Convention Center are available at HGO.org. Parking is available at the Avenida North Garage located at 1815 Rusk Street, across from Resilience Theater. A sky bridge connects the parking garage to the GRB, and clear signage directs patrons to the theater. More information about parking can be found here. (more...)

BWW Blog: When a Broadway Journalist Un-Retires From the Stage - and the Day I Had a Drink With Stephen Sondheim
by MATTHEW BLANK - Apr 14, 2017

I have met Master Sondheim exactly three times in my life.  Twice was just in passing at various press events.  But the third time, I found myself sidled up next to him at the Glass House Tavern on 47th Street and actually got a chance to chat with the man. (more...)

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