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Tony Nominees Tom Wopat & Pascale Armand Star in Romantic Comedy HEIRLOOM, Debuting Today on Vimeo
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Tony nominees Tom Wopat and Pascale Armand star in HEIRLOOM, an aspirational romantic comedy series, which will debut on Vimeo on September 9. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. Following its TONY® Award-winning NYC run, the production began its US National Tour in 2009. It has since enjoyed successful runs at theatres around the world, however MTC's production will be one of the first professional productions in the Bay Area since the Broadway tour in 2009. (more...)

QUEEN SUGAR to Debut on OWN with 2-Night Premiere Event This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

'QUEEN SUGAR' the new original one-hour weekly drama series from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, debuts as a two-night event today, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 (more...)

NewFest to Honor Tituss Burgess with First Voice & Visibility Award This Fall
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

NewFest - the Film and Media Arts organization that will present its annual festival of LGBT cinema from October 20 to October 25 in partnership with Outfest and sponsored by HBO - announced today that Emmy Award-nominated actor Tituss Burgess ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') will be receiving NewFest's very first Voice & Visibility Award during the festival. (more...)

Frantic Assembly Workshop October 2 Hosted by Only Child Aerial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Only Child Aerial Theatre is sponsoring a 3-hour Frantic Assembly workshop in NYC on Sunday October 2 (two sessions: 2-5pm and 6-9pm). This extremely innovative London-based company has developed a methodology for creating heightened movement that is grounded in reality. Join Frantic practitioner Jess Williams for a 3-hour workshop and discover Frantic Assembly's unique approach to creating physical material. (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman on THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, a Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia co-production, opened earlier this year in Adelaide and is now playing at London's Lyric Hammersmith, led by Imogen Stubbs. Scott Graham, co-founder of Frantic Assembly, and Geordie Brookman, artistic director of State Theatre Company, discuss collaborating on this unique project. (more...)

NewFest, New York's LGBT Film Festival, Announces 2016 Audience Award Winners
by Movies News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The 2016 NewFest, New York's LGBT Film Festival, concluded its 28th anniversary year with a sold-out screening of So Yong Kim's Lovesong starring Riley Keough and Jena Malone. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, THE TEMPERAMENTALS will play January 13 - February 18, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 14, 2016 at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening isThursday, January 19 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

NewFest Honors Tituss Burgess with First Voice & Visibility Award Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

NewFest - the Film and Media Arts organization that will present its annual festival of LGBT cinema from tonight, October 20, to October 25 in partnership with Outfest and sponsored by HBO - announced today that Emmy Award-nominated actor Tituss Burgess ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') will be receiving NewFest's very first Voice & Visibility Award during the festival. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

About Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

About Face Theatre will launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. (more...)

Playwrights Melisa Tien and Megan Cohen Develop New Works at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

New Dramatist playwright Melisa Tien and San Francisco-based Megan Cohen joined The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in residence this month to develop innovative stage works with the Academy's third year NY Company. (more...)

Playwrights Melisa Tien and Megan Cohen Develop New Works at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

New Dramatist playwright Melisa Tien and San Francisco-based Megan Cohen joined The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in residence this month to develop innovative stage works with the Academy's third year NY Company. (more...)

32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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Casting Announced for About Face Theatre's Chicago Premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. (more...)

BWW Review: In the Calm Before the Storm, Randy Rainbow Throws an ELECTION EVE PARTY at Birdland
by Troy Frisby - Nov 13, 2016

There's no easy way to talk about a performance ostensibly thrown in honor of a presidential candidate who didn't end up winning. Let's be clear: Randy Rainbow's ELECTION EVE PARTY held on Monday, night at Birdland wasn't exactly a non-partisan event. The performers dropped more 'I'm With Her' references than at an actual Clinton rally, and the party likely could've sustained itself on Rainbow's viral parodies alone. (more...)

Photo Flash: About Face Theatre Presents I AM MY OWN WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. Traditionally staged as a one-person play performed by a male actor, Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff's new exploration will feature transgender actress Delia Kropp with three additional actors. I AM MY OWN WIFE will play November 4 - December 10, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents SPLENDOUR, Opening 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 25th season with the Bay Area Premiere of SPLENDOUR, Abi Morgan's (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Shame, The Hour) riveting play about the fragility of power and the unreliability of language. Barbara Damashek (American Buffalo) returns to Aurora to helm this drama, featuring Lorri Holt (The Aspern Papers), Denmo Ibrahim (Betrayed), Mia Tagano, and Sam Jackson. SPLENDOUR plays June 23 through July 23 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Sundance NEXT FEST Returns to DTLA: Movies, Music & Mischief Collide 8/10-13
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival travels from the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah to the summer sun of Los Angeles for the fifth Sundance NEXT FEST, August 10-13. The movie and music festival celebrates the renegade spirit of independent artists in one of the most remarkable and historic gems in the city - The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, a bold and loving reanimation of a 1920s movie palace. Each movie will be paired with exclusive, dynamic live elements, including musical performances and provocative conversations with filmmakers and cinema-world favorites. (more...)

Fifth Annual Sundance NEXT FEST Returns to LA This August
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival travels from the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah to the summer sun of Los Angeles for the fifth Sundance NEXT FEST, August 10-13. (more...)

Andrew Bovell's New Play THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE Premieres in Adelaide Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

In a landmark development, State Theatre Company enters its first ever international co-production with London-based theatre company Frantic Assembly. THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE is a brand new commissioned work by leading Australian writer Andrew Bovell that will have its world premiere in Adelaide, before seasons in Canberra and the UK. (more...)

Pie, Pint, and a Play Reading Set for 61 Local in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Have a slice of pie provided by NY Times Recommend Pie Birds and grab a pint from 61 Local's bar for a staged reading of a play with actors from stage and screen. The pie flavor is inspired by the play! (more...)

BWW Interview: THINGS MISSING/MISSED Creative Team Talks the Devised Play's World Premiere at Obsidian Theater
by Katricia Lang - May 10, 2016

Obsidian Theater presents the world premiere of THINGS MISSING/MISSED, an original devised work created by theatre artists Philip Hays, Melissa Flower and Justin Locklear. (more...)

Stanley Tucci And Rosanna Arquette To Attend The 2017 Sarasota Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Sarasota Film Festival today announced that Academy Award nominated Stanley Tucci and Emmy Award nominated Rosanna Arquette will attend the 2017 festival, which takes place from March 31st to April 9th. It also announced a $5,000 cash prize for the winner of the Narrative Competition Award presented by Sam Slater & Burn Later Productions. (more...)

Advance Box Office Tops £10M as Full Cast Announced for UK Tour of THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The full cast are now announced for David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's UK Tour of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That.  The tour will begin at Manchester Opera House on 8 September, with a national press night on Tuesday 26 September 2017.  The advance box office for the tour has now topped a record-breaking £10million. (more...)

PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2 presents Howard Barker's PITY IN HISTORY & Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 31st repertory season, its 11th consecutive in New York City, running July 11 - August 6, 2017 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

PITY IN HISTORY and ARCADIA to Play in Rep at PTP/NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 31st repertory season, its 11th consecutive in New York City, running July 11 - August 6, 2017 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

Ava DuVernay's QUEEN SUGAR to Premiere on OWN in September
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

 “Queen Sugar,” the new original one-hour weekly drama series from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, debuts as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The series will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT for the remainder of its 13-episode first season. Led by acclaimed film director DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women. (more...)

Tim Firth's THE BAND UK Tour Finds Its Fans; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The full cast are now announced for David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's UK Tour of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That. (more...)

About Face Theatre to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE and More During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce its 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall/winter with a reimagining of I AM MY OWN WIFE, Doug Wright's Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at About Face in 2003.  (more...)

ORIGAMI, Rocio Molina's FALLEN FROM HEAVEN and More Slated for Dance Umbrella 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Dance Umbrella has announced the programme for its 2017 festival. London's flagship festival of international dance will take place from 11 - 28 October 2017. Tickets are on sale today! (more...)


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Additional Tickets Now Available for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Berkeley Castle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Today, Split Second Productions and Berkeley Castle, have announced they are going to release 50 extra tickets for each performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream due to popular demand. The production, which has sold out all but two performances, opens at the castle on the 17th July and runs until the 27th July.  (more...)

JACK Presents the New York Premiere of MACHINALIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In 1928, Ruth Snyder was executed for the murder of her husband; that same year, Sophie Treadwell wrote Machinal, inspired by Snyder's story. Now, playwright Steph Del Rosso has crafted a relentless, raucous exploration of feminism - part rock concert, part performance art - inspired by Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece. This production, created for the IDEAS Festival 2017 in San Diego and subsequently presented at Ubuntu Theater in the Bay Area, lands at JACK under the direction of rising theater-maker Will Detlefsen. (more...)

PTP/NYC's Production of Howard Barker's PITY IN HISTORY Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 31st repertory season, its 11th consecutive in New York City, running now through August 6, 2017 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

Stella Gonet to Star in the London Revival of John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Stella Gonet is to star in Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory. (more...)

Spiegelworld to Present NYC Workshop of Steven Hoggett & Enda Walsh's HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Spiegelworld, the creator of the hit shows Absinthe, Empire and Vegas Nocturne, has announced that it is developing a new production, HEROES, and will hold a workshop and private presentation of the work at St. Ann's Warehouse later this month. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA Begins Previews Tonight at PTP/NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 31st repertory season, its 11th consecutive in New York City, running today, July 11, through August 6, 2017 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

QUEEN SUGAR to Debut on OWN with 2-Night Premiere Event This September
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

'QUEEN SUGAR' the new original one-hour weekly drama series from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, debuts as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 (more...)

Casting Announced for About Face Theatre's Chicago Premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. (more...)

Digital Theatre Releases Frantic Assembly's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Digital Theatre is thrilled to announce the capture of Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's (STCSA) acclaimed production, Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for San Francisco (more...)

Playwrights Melisa Tien and Megan Cohen Develop New Works at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

New Dramatist playwright Melisa Tien and San Francisco-based Megan Cohen joined The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in residence this month to develop innovative stage works with the Academy's third year NY Company. (more...)

The Countdown Is On To The World Premiere Of THE BAND In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Excitement is building for the world premiere of THE BAND which opens its UK tour at Manchester Opera House next month. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

About Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

About Face Theatre will launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Broadway's INDECENT- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Indecent opens tonight, April 18 at the Cort Theatre. Meet the cast before their opening bows! (more...)

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