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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Friends, colleagues, and students of the highly regarded and much loved actor, teacher, writer, and director E. Katherine Kerr will gather on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater to celebrate her life.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
Written by Nobel Prize Award-winner Luigi Pirandello, in a new version by Nicholas Wright, Naked begins performances Thursday, September 27 at 7pm at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, September 29 at 7pm. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming, Poe), the production features: David Adkins (Homeland BTG: The Petrified Forest, At Home at the Zoo) as Alfredo Cantavalle; Haley Aguero (BTG: Tarzan, The Music Man) as Emma; James Barry (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson BTG: The Caretaker, The Who's Tommy) as Franco Laspiga; Jeffrey Doornbos (A Thousand Miles Behind) as Consul Grotti; Tara Franklin (Sleep No More BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Ersilia Drei; Barbara Sims (A Streetcar Named Desire BTG: Benefactors) as Signora Onoria; and Obie and Drama Desk Award-winner, Rocco Sisto (The King and I BTG: The Homecoming) as Ludovico Nota. This production is sponsored by Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig; Furlano and Arace, PC; The Westifeld News Group; Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Shubert Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
Written by Nobel Prize Award-winner Luigi Pirandello, in a new version by Nicholas Wright, Naked begins performances Today, September 27 at 7pm at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, September 29 at 7pm. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming, Poe), the production features: David Adkins (Homeland BTG: The Petrified Forest, At Home at the Zoo) as Alfredo Cantavalle; Haley Aguero (BTG: Tarzan, The Music Man) as Emma; James Barry (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson BTG: The Caretaker, The Who's Tommy) as Franco Laspiga; Jeffrey Doornbos (A Thousand Miles Behind) as Consul Grotti; Tara Franklin (Sleep No More BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Ersilia Drei; Barbara Sims (A Streetcar Named Desire BTG: Benefactors) as Signora Onoria; and Obie and Drama Desk Award-winner, Rocco Sisto (The King and I BTG: The Homecoming) as Ludovico Nota. This production is sponsored by Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig; Furlano and Arace, PC; The Westifeld News Group; Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Shubert Foundation.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2016
Playwright Christopher Durang has been named Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow for the 2016-17 season of Nashville Repertory Theatre's Ingram New Works Project, it was announced today.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016
Nashville Repertory Theatre has announced Christopher Durang will join the Ingram New Works Project as the Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow for the 2016-17 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017
Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Actor and entertainer Pamela Shaw, traces her journey from an obedient and deferential childhood to the independent and irreverent personality she has become, in this humorous and captivating musical memoir. Through expanded musical numbers and dance, spiced up with witty narrative and film clips, Shaw gets naughtier than ever in her funny, provocative, musically eclectic new show, Naughty with a Band, which comes to Feinstein's at Vitello's in Studio City for One Night Only on September 17 at 8:00 p.m.; doors open for dinner at 6:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018
The Green Room 42 Presents stage and television performer, Andrea Wolff, in her new cabaret, I Can't Trace Time, a passionate and whimsical look at the arc of life. Featuring a signature mixture of pop and Broadway, Andrea Wolff's I Can't Trace Time features a master entertainer who has been widely lauded for her strong comic timing, offbeat and compelling characterizations and superb taste in music. Prolific, award winning British Composer and Musical Director/Arranger, Jude Obermuller will lead a quintet and Special Guest Artist, guitarist Sean Harkness will appear. The show is directed by 2018 MAC and Bistro Award winning writer-actor, Dan Ruth. The Green Room 42 is located on the fourth floor of YOTEL NYC, on Tenth Avenue between 42nd and 41st Streets . Tickets may be purchased online at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10309804. Seating ranges from $25 - $50. There is no cover or minimum at The Green Room 42.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016
Passage Theatre Company, Trenton's Barrymore Award-winning theatre company, under the leadership of Artistic Director June Ballinger and Managing Director Damion Parran,  opens  its 2016-2017 season with Leslie Ayvazian's comedy, Out of the City.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
Shakespeare & Company announces casting for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. The show will feature Company actors Kate Abbruzzese, Lydia Barnett-Mulligan, David Joseph, Zo Laiz, and Ryan Winkles.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016
Passage Theatre Company, Trenton's Barrymore Award-winning theatre company, under the leadership of Artistic Director June Ballinger and Managing Director Damion Parran,  opens  its 2016-2017 season with Leslie Ayvazian's comedy, Out of the City.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018
Eclipse Theatre Company announces 2019 season will feature the comedic works of playwright Christopher Durang
by Sarah Hookey - May 30, 2019
Celebrated actress and singer Pamela Shaw gets naughtier than ever with her fun, provocative, musically eclectic new show Naughty with a Band. Direct from a critically acclaimed run in Australia, England, and the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, this Los Angeles premiere is a musical melange of pop, blues and rock with a live band.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow."
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang that NY Times critic Ben Brantley called "a loving rejection of pretty much everything," will be the fourth and final play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on May 26, at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 12. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsals below!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Hampton's psycho-sexual thriller comes to the Off-Off-Broadway stage this June. Adapted from the 1782 novel, 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' is a tale of seduction set in France among aristocrats before the revolution. The play explores decadent sexuality, morals, and manipulation played as the ultimate game, with tragic results.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016
International City Theatre presents a send-up of Chekhov's plays that is so completely hilarious, it doesn't even matter if you think Chekhov is just the name of that Russian guy on Star Trek. Mary Jo DuPrey helms a new production of the deliciously wacky, Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang for a June 10 opening, with two low-priced previews taking place on June 8 and June 9.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018
David F. Slone has been blessed to spend much of his life attending and performing in fabulous shows. Nonetheless, he's particularly giddy to be able to celebrate his the culmination of his fifth decade on the planet by presenting this ridiculously eclectic evening of song, dance, magic, circus, comedy, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
?Theater Works concludes the 2015-16 season with the comedic Broadway hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, opening April 8, 2016. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, this is a comedy about adult sibling rivalry like no other.  Brother and sister Vanya and Sonia have frittered their lives away in their family's farmhouse, full of regret, angst and the alarmingly ambiguous prophecies of their housekeeper.  Enter big sister, Masha, a self-absorbed movie star and her ditsy, gorgeous boy-toy, Spike, and the stage is set for a weekend of epic hilarity, dress-up and global warming. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be on the Gyder Stage through April 24.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016
The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 20th Annual IRNE Awards, which honors the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
It's been almost twenty years since the last rival of Kiss, Me Kate opened on Broadway, and yet, theatregoers can get a quick glimpse of the last incarnation on the Studio 54 stage today. Roundabout just revealed that costume designer Jeff Mashie included a hat worn by the late Marin Mazzie, in his design for Kelli O'Hara. Mazzie played the role 'Kate/Lilli Vanessi, in 1999.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017
Citadel Theatre's 2016-17 season concludes with Christopher Durang's Tony Award®-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang's comedy, an updating and mash-up of characters, plot devices and themes from Chekhov's four major plays, won the Tony for Best Production of a Play in the 2013 Tony Awards. Replacing the traditional Chekhovian country estate is the play's setting in a Bucks County, Pennsylvania farmhouse, complete with a cherry orchard of sorts. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia, named for characters from Chekhov plays by their late professor parents, are living in the family home now owned by their actress sister Masha, who pays the bills.
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 15, 2016
This weekend, local alternative theatre company L.I.P. Service Productions opened their newest work, LAUGHING WILD by Christopher Durang (author of the 2013 Tony Award-winning VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE). With only two speaking actors and a minimal stage, the oddball comedy centers around an strange, but unextraordinary event: a manic woman assaults an average man in the tuna fish aisle of a grocery store. Performed as two thirty-minute monologues and one thirty-minute scene, these over-the-top characters bounce back and forth like a pinball trying to rack up a bonus play in an arcade game. Although the style of comedy in LAUGHING WILD isn't necessarily my taste, I must admit I found myself laughing a number of times, especially as the stories eventually unfolded.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2016
He's the man behind the looks of Rounabout's revival of SHE LOVES ME. Below, watch as Best Costume Design for a Musical Tony Nominee Jeff Mashie tell us why he has enjoyed this project beyond all others!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2019
Actress and playwright E. Katherine Kerr has died, according to The New York Times. She was 82.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People."
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Andrea Wolff's I Can't Trace Time, a passionate and whimsical musical memoir, will play a show at downtown's alt-cabaret, Pangea, on Feb. 22nd, 2019 at 7pm. With a signature mixture of pop and Broadway played only by Music Director/Pianist Jude Obermuller and with an appearance by Special Guest, Sean Harkness, I Can't Trace Time features a master entertainer who has been widely lauded for her strong comic timing, offbeat and compelling characterizations and superb taste in music.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017
Nashville Rep presents a staged reading of the quirky comedy Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang at a REPaloud in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville today, January 14, 2017. A revealing talkback with Tony award-winning playwright Durang, the cast, director, and audience immediately follows the reading.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016
In keeping with its mission as a full service production and theatrical company and artistic alliance that offers alternatives to mainstream creative endeavors, L.I.P. Service proudly offers a diverse season of top tier shows to the  DFW region guaranteed to challenge audiences to think and reflect as well as appreciate the creative artistry that brings them to life. "Our over-arching theme for 2016 could be described as an examination of the many levels and aspects of recurrent addiction in our society." Jason Leyva
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017
The drama SILLAGE, directed, written and designed by Penelope Youngleson and performed by Rebecca Makin-Taylor and Michele Belknap, will be presented by Rust Co-Operative at Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 20-25 February 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018
Newly announced 2018 Bistro Award winner for Solo Play, Brooklyn actor-writer, Dan Ruth, brings his tour-de-force black comedy, A Life Behind Bars, back to the Laurie Beechman Theatre for one performance on Thursday, February 22nd at 7PM.
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Netflix today announced that it has entered into a multi-year overall deal with Chris Nee, the Peabody, Emmy, and Humanitas Prize-winning children's television screenwriter and producer. Under the deal, Nee will write and produce new animated and live action series for preschool and all audiences exclusively for Netflix. Additionally, Netflix will have a first-look option on feature film projects from Nee and her production company, Laughing Wild.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Andrea Wolff's I Can't Trace Time, a passionate and whimsical musical memoir, will play one more show in December, moving to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 12/10 at 6pm. With a signature mixture of pop and Broadway and an ensemble led by Music Director Jude Obermuller, I Can't Trace Time features a master entertainer who has been widely lauded for her strong comic timing, offbeat and compelling characterizations and superb taste in music. Special Guest Artist, guitarist Sean Harkness will appear. The show is directed by 2018 MAC and Bistro Award winning writer-actor, Dan Ruth. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is at 407 W.42nd Street, in the rear and downstairs at the West Bank Cafe. Tickets may be purchased online at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1001723.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
Award-winning Brooklyn actor-writer, Dan Ruth, brings his tour-de-force black comedy, A Life Behind Bars (Winner United Solo 2016, Best Autobiographical Show) to Los Angeles for two performances in association with Whitefire SoloFest 2018.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 22, 2016
Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang - this season's Ingram New Works Fellow at Nashville Repertory Theatre - will be on hand for a reading of his quirky comedy, Beyond Therapy, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at OZ Arts Nashville.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016
Nashville Rep presents a staged reading of the quirky comedy Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang at a REPaloud in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville on Saturday, January 14, 2017. A revealing talkback with Tony award-winning playwright Durang, the cast, director, and audience immediately follows the reading.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015
The Old Globe will present WHEN IT COMES with free public workshop presentations, marking the culmination of Mike Sears's 2015 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Grant. Inspired by writer Sears's real-life experiences, the piece was developed in collaboration with a team of local artists: four San Diego actors, puppetry by Animal Cracker Conspiracy (Iain Gunn and Bridget Rountree), music by Clinton Davis, and direction by Sears's wife, Lisa Berger.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People."
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017
Some of the most memorable scenes from Richard Rauh's life take place in the theater. Rauh's latest expression of love for theater is the $1 million gift he is making to support Pitt's Studio Theatre and the University's theater productions.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
Writer-actor, Dan Ruth's A Life Behind Bars returns to Los Angeles as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018. A Life Behind Bars was universally praised by critics in New York City during its 2017 run at the Laurie Beechman Theater on Theatre Row. This past March, Ruth won the 2018 MAC Award for 'Best Spoken Word' and the 2018 Bistro Award for 'Outstanding Solo Play."  A Life Behind Bars opened in Los Angeles in January 2018 with two highly acclaimed performances at the Whitefire Theatre's SoloFest and now it returns to the Lounge Theatre II for five performances beginning Thursday, June 14th at 6 pm, Sunday, June 17th at 10 pm, Monday, June 18th at 8 pm; Thursday, June 21st at 10 pm and Sunday, June 24th at 12 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces the UK premiere of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as part of its 2019 Summer Season, directed by the Tony Award-winning US director Walter Bobbie. The comedy, produced by special arrangement with Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Sue Wagner and John Johnson, will open at the Ustinov Studio where it runs from 6 June to 6 July with press night on 12 June.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016
SILLAGE, a new play writted, designed and directed by Penelope Youngleson, will be presented by the Rust Co-Operative at the Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this May.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017
The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury at 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 7 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. Alice Reagan - director of Shakespeare & Company's acclaimed 2016 production of Or, - will direct.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016
Chosen from last year's PANNDORA'S BOX festival of new works, SWEET TEXAS RECKONING is the story of Ellie Wolcott, a Southern Baptist woman fearing a tepid and lonely old age, who attempts to reunite her daughter, Kate, with long time paramour Alan John in order to salvage her remaining years with some semblance of dignity. When Kate shows up with an unexpected guest, Ellie is forced to confront many demons, including her ideas about race, biology, bigotry, and sexuality.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
TheatreLAB and The Women's Mercury are thrilled to present Life Behind Bars, written and performed by Dan Ruth as the third show in TheatreLAB's secondary season, The Cellar Series. The show is directed by Tanya Moberly and will run from May 19th to May 27th at TheatreLAB's home, The Basement in Richmond's Arts District.