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Directors Chat American Repertory Theater of WNY's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The 2016-17 Buffalo theater season will mark American Repertory Theater of WNY's tenth year. Kicking off this historic milestone is a production of the musical, AMERICAN IDIOT based on the 2005 Grammy winning album by the power-punkers, Green Day. (more...)

59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend of Historic Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday, September 18 after a weekend of debut artists, returning masters and new favorites. Over 36,600 fans came through the gates of the Monterey County Fairgrounds during the weekend of September 16-18. The weekend featured a festival record-breaking 115 performances of diverse styles of music from around the globe, from tributes and piano trios; big bands to modern jazz, Cuban, blues and fusion groups, mixed with historic conversations, films, and exhibits. (more...)

UMKC Theatre Season Opens with Theresa Rebeck's O BEAUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

UMKC Theatre kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the explosive satirical play, O Beautiful by Theresa Rebeck. Co-directed by Stephanie Roberts and Theodore Swetz, O Beautiful will preview October 14, 15, 17, 18, open October 19, and run selected dates through October 23 at the Spencer Theatre, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, on the UMKC campus. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 12th season Love + War with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner August: Osage County. Tracy Letts' masterpiece will be directed by Benjamin T. Ismail and will feature Capital Stage favorites such as Janis Stevens, Jamie Jones and Amy Resnick. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Announces Theatre Todays Series for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the Theatre Todays line-up for the 2016-2017 Chicago theatre season including world premiere productions of Carroll Gardens (16th Street Theater), A Life Extra Ordinary (The Gift Theatre), Cinderella at the Theater of Potatoes (The Hypocrites), The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular (Hell in a Handbag Productions), Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth (Lookingglass Theatre Company), The Wolf at the End of the Block (Teatro Vista), The Snare (Jackalope Theatre Company), Linda Vista (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), and Relativity (Northlight Theatre). Additional information for each event is available at http://bit.ly/theatrethursdays. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Announces Theatre Thursdays Series for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the Theatre Thursdays line-up for the 2016-2017 Chicago theatre season including world premiere productions of Carroll Gardens (16th Street Theater), A Life Extra Ordinary (The Gift Theatre), Cinderella at the Theater of Potatoes (The Hypocrites), The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular (Hell in a Handbag Productions), Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth (Lookingglass Theatre Company), The Wolf at the End of the Block (Teatro Vista), The Snare (Jackalope Theatre Company), Linda Vista (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), and Relativity (Northlight Theatre). Additional information for each event is available at http://bit.ly/theatrethursdays. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More Join Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma il Musical 'Evita'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma (Sede Culturale Ambasciata Argentina in Italia) il Musical  'Evita' con Malika Ayane, regia di Massimo Romeo Piparo. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 12th season Love + War with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner August: Osage County. Tracy Letts' masterpiece will be directed by Benjamin T. Ismail and will feature Capital Stage favorites such as Janis Stevens, Jamie Jones and Amy Resnick. (more...)

Solo Play GROUNDED to Tackle Emotional Trauma of Drone Piloting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Grounded, by George Brant, is the story of a female Air Force pilot who is grounded after becoming pregnant with her first child.  When she returns to duty, she is reassigned from fighter jets to drones and must learn to navigate the intersection of wartime and home life. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. (more...)

UMKC Theatre Season Opens with Theresa Rebeck's O BEAUTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

UMKC Theatre kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the explosive satirical play, O Beautiful by Theresa Rebeck. Co-directed by Stephanie Roberts and Theodore Swetz, O Beautiful will preview October 14, 15, 17, 18, open October 19, and run selected dates through October 23 at the Spencer Theatre, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, on the UMKC campus. (more...)

BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams in Talks to Play Iconic Rock Star Janis Joplin
by Movies News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

According to Variety, Michelle Williams is in discussions to take on the role of iconic rock star Janis Jopin in Sean Durkin's upcoming biopic JANIS. (more...)

Casting Announced for First Two Steppenwolf Shows of 2017: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN and LINDA VISTA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces final casting for Straight White Menby Young Jean Lee (February 2 - March 19, 2017) and the world premiere of Linda Vista (March 30 - May 21, 2017) by ensemble member Tracy Letts; the first two shows of 2017. (more...)

Tracy Letts Says Broadway Bound Play THE MINUTES is Not About Trump, But is Politically Aware
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tracy Letts spoke about his play THE MINUTES which will take its place on Broadway next year. Letts describes it as an examination of personal history and how 'history sometimes is in the eye of the beholder.' (more...)

BWW Review: KILLER JOE at TheatreWorks
by Austin McLellan - May 18, 2017

Killer Joe opened this past weekend at TheatreWorks, under the direction of James Kevin Cochran. Written by Tracy Letts in 1993, this production from New Moon Theatre is raucous fun, and expertly presented. If you're looking for an evening of raw yet captivating entertainment, go check out Killer Joe before it closes on May 28. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sun King Davis
by Elliot Lanes - May 16, 2017

Today's subject Sun King Davis is currently living his theatre life onstage in Rorschach Theatre's world premiere play Forgotten Kingdoms by Randy Baker. The production continues through May 21st at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announced today the 2017/18 Season. The nation's premier ensemble theater, Steppenwolf celebrates its 42nd season with seven captivating shows - three world premieres and four Chicago premieres - that embrace diversity, compassion and imagination. (more...)

Actors/Crew Speak Up On Actual Violence in Profiles Theatre's 2010 KILLER JOE
by Michael Dale - Jun 8, 2016

Company members of the non-Equity production felt they could not complain about the onstage danger because the show was a critical and popular hit. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Host Conversation with Broadway Producer Bradley Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will be hosting a fascinating community conversation featuring Bradley Reynolds, Producer of the Broadway smash Hand to God, and Bryan Fonseca, Producing Director of the Phoenix Theatre.  This unique event will reveal the methods and effort required to produce a hit Broadway show, the process of recapturing that success regionally, and the remarkable journey from one venue to the other. This community conversation will take place directly following the performance of Hand to God on Sunday, June 26, 2016, on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. The community conversation is free of charge. (more...)

Theatre Exile is Announces the Return Engagement of TOMMY & ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Theatre Exile is proud to remount, Tommy & Me, by Ray Didinger. Hailed by Mark Cofta during its premiere as "…unabashedly sentimental and sincere…" Tommy & Me is autobiographical and recounts a seminal time in Ray Didinger's life as he helps his life-long hero, Tommy McDonald reach his goal of getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (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...)

Pear Theatre Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Pear Theatre completes its 2015/2016 season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, a searing, dark comedy of an American family, where secrets and lies spill out over dysfunctional dinners and drug-laced arguments, and nothing is sacred-or safe. Called 'Hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat' by The New York Times, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize in 2008. (more...)

American Repertory Theater of WNY announces the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

American Repertory Theater of WNY will roll out the company's eleventh season with an artistic direction emphasizing three productions by Western New York playwrights, presenting a contemporary comedic adaptation on a dramatic classic bore, and bringing a legendary rock-opera to ART/WNY's stage. (more...)

Profiles' Darrell W. Cox Responds To On-Stage Abuse Allegations After Theatre Shuts Down
by Michael Dale - Jun 16, 2016

The actor denies claims he regularly attacked actors during violent scenes during run of Killer Joe. (more...)

Chicago's Profiles Theatre Shutting Down For Good After Abuse Accusations
by Michael Dale - Jun 15, 2016

The company posted a notice on its website announcing its closure is 'effective immediately.' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/14/2016 - Tony Awards Wrap-Up and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 14, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS:  We hope you have recovered from Sunday night's Tony Award's. Today we jump back into a wonderful week of Broadway and off-Broadway theatre- its (show) business as usual! (more...)

Jeff Awards Will Address Petition To Revoke Darrell W. Cox's 2010 KILLER JOE Honor
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2016

A recent article quotes company members saying the actor was physically abusive during violent scenes. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

The City Theatre to Stage Dark Comedy AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The City Theatre sizzlin' summer season heats up with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, running July 21 - August 13, 2017. (more...)

Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple Board Next Woody Allen Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple have signed on to Woody Allen's upcoming untitled new film. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Molly Pope is SECOND TO NUN at Zeiders American Dream Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Zeiders American Dream Theater presents the world premiere new musical, Second To Nun, running June 29 through August 5, 2017. Opening night was Saturday, July 1, coinciding with Canada's 150th Anniversary. Performances continue Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm. (more...)

RLJ Entertainment Acquires Pierce Brosnan Thriller 'I.T.'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) has acquired all North American rights to the highly anticipated thriller I.T., directed by John Moore (more...)

Cleveland Playhouse MFA Program Announces New Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program today announced its Class of 2020.  The four women and four men represent eight different undergraduate programs from across the United States. (more...)

THE TEMPEST Coming to Shakespeare & Company's New Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's The Tempest in the Company's new outdoor theatre. (more...)

Directors Chat American Repertory Theater of WNY's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The 2016-17 Buffalo theater season will mark American Repertory Theater of WNY's tenth year. Kicking off this historic milestone is a production of the musical, AMERICAN IDIOT based on the 2005 Grammy winning album by the power-punkers, Green Day. (more...)

Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA Begins Tonight at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Second Stage Theatre presents the New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. MAN FROM NEBRASKA begins previews tonight, January 26, 2017 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Opening night is Wednesday, February 15. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a Portland Premiere production of VENUS IN FUR by David Ives. The show will run for 9 performances only, March 2 - 12, 2017 at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine. (more...)

MAN FROM NEBRASKA by Tracy Letts Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Second Stage Theatre presents the New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Coal Mine Theatre Presents SUPERIOR DONUTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Coal Mine Theatre is proud to present its second Tracy Letts play with the Canadian premiere of SUPERIOR DONUTS, February 5-26, 2017. Following last season's sold-out smash hit Killer Joe, (the Coal Mine's biggest seller alongside this year's Breathing Corpses) by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Tony Award-winning actor Tracy Letts, SUPERIOR DONUTS is directed by Ted Dykstra, starring Robert Persichini and introducing Nabil Rajo. (more...)

Industry Readings of WEARING BLACK Set for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company present a staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas.  Directed by Markus Potter, WEARING BLACK will play two performances on Monday, January 23, at 3PM and 7PM, at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Coal Mine Theatre Presents SUPERIOR DONUTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Coal Mine Theatre is proud to present its second Tracy Letts play with the Canadian premiere of SUPERIOR DONUTS, February 5-26, 2017. Following last season's sold-out smash hit Killer Joe, (the Coal Mine's biggest seller alongside this year's Breathing Corpses) by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Tony Award-winning actor Tracy Letts, SUPERIOR DONUTS is directed by Ted Dykstra, starring Robert Persichini and introducing Nabil Rajo. (more...)

William Petersen and More Join the Cast of Tracy Letts' Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today additional casting for the highly anticipated world premiere of The Minutes by ensemble member, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, directed by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. Ensemble members Kevin Anderson (Mr. Breeding), James Vincent Meredith (Mr. Blake), Sally Murphy (Ms. Matz) and William Petersen (Mayor Superba) join previously announced ensemble members Francis Guinan (Mr. Oldfield) and Ian Barford (Mr. Carp) in the cast of this new political comedy. Also featured in the cast are Brittany Burch as Ms. Johnson, Cliff Chamberlain as Mr. Peel and Penny Slusher as Ms. Innes. Previously announced ensemble member Tim Hopper is no longer in the cast due to a scheduling conflict. Remaining roles to be announced at a later date. (more...)

BREATHING CORPSES and More Slated for The Coal Mine Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Coal Mine, a new independent theatre in Toronto's east end, founded by Chief Engineers Diana Bentley and Ted Dykstra, proudly presents their third season of fearlessly challenging plays, produced, directed, designed and performed at the highest possible level. With less than 100 seats available per performance, The Coal Mine is inspired by the intimacy and excitement of the off-off-Broadway experience. (more...)

Director Chris Morrissey to be Featured Spotlight Filmmaker at RIP Horror Film Festival in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The annual RIP HORROR FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its fourth successful year in Los Angeles with a special Filmmaker Spotlight featuring L.A. independent film director Chris Morrissey. Two of Morrissey's feature films will screen, alongside several new films and shorts during the four day film festival. The festival will be held at the Vintage LOS FELIZ 3 CINEMAS and run November 10th through November 13th, 2016. In addition to film screenings, the festival will also feature Q&A panel discussions, celebrity guest appearances, filmmaker parties and a signature red carpet award ceremony.   (more...)

Tracy Letts's LINDA VISTA World Premiere Extends at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed world premiere production of Linda Vista by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Dexter Bullard. The production continues for seven additional performances, through May 28, 2017. (more...)

NTC Stages the Much-Awarded Drama AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Theater Company completes its successful 2016- 2017 season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, a drama that scored a rare trifecta, winning a Tony, a Drama Desk Award, and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize of Drama. The NTC production is directed by Terry McGovern and Nan Ayers. It is produced by Kim Bromley and Sandy Lelich. August: Osage County runs May 19-June 4 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in. (more...)

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