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by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
Broadway’s Carmen Cusack (Wicked, Bright Star, South Pacific), a Tony Award nominee, plays the indomitable Julia Sugarbaker through October 11, when she returns to Broadway in Flying Over Sunset.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017
Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, November 24 December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, November 30.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will transform Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center into a prison facility lorded over by a power-mad warden from December 1-16 this year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017
Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, November 24 December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, November 30.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017
With the world on the brink of war, the judgment of an untested president is called into question. What kind of intellectual and emotional stamina does it take to make the right decision?
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
The world premiere of 'Psychodrama', a revenge tale about an actress in her 40s under investigation for the murder of an auteur theatre director, performed by Emily Bruni ('Peep Show') extends its run by two extra weeks to July 3 due to overwhelming demand.
by Gil Kaan - May 24, 2018
The Celebration Theatre will be presenting their third and final show of their successful 2017-18 season - Kander & Ebb's CABARET, beginning previews on May 25 and opening on June 1. I managed to get Celebration Theatre's co-artistic director and CABARET's director Michael Matthews to take a short break from his uber-busy schedule to answer a few of our inquisitive queries.
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018
The Alley Theatre and interim artistic director James Black announce the cast and crew of the new Sherlock Holmes adventure Holmes and Watson byJeffrey Hatcher and directed by Mark Shanahan. This version of the play was written for the Alley by Hatcher. Based on the characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,Holmes and Watson plays the Hubbard Theatre June 22 - July 22, 2018. Tickets are available at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713.220.5700.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017
Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017
Raven Theatre Company, which will turn 35 years old in March of 2018, announced today that its upcoming 2017-18 season will give Chicago audiences their first looks at plays by three of America's most acclaimed young playwrights.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018
Rehearsals are in full swing for The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Kiss Me, Kate, which begins performances next Friday, April 6.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2020
New Conservatory Theatre Center has announced the line-up for NCTC's 2020-21 subscription season, looking beyond the current closure of local theatres and forward to a healthy future after the COVID-19 crisis.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2018
Particularly in light of the 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro, author and civil rights activist James Baldwin is garnering new attention and appreciation for his astute analyses of race, class, and sexuality in U.S. culture. Our reading group will take up his groundbreaking semi-autobiographical first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953). Attendees are invited to read this seminal text that brought mid-20th Century African-American literature out of the shadow of Richard Wright while deftly exploring the post-Civil War Great Migration, its southern roots, its religious inflections, and its generational tensions. The suggested edition is the most recent paperback (ISBN 978-0345806543). Traditional New Orleans fare of coffee and beignets at Muriel's Jackson Square with lively discussion to follow led by Festival favorite and Southern literary scholar Gary Richards. Seating is limited to 50 persons; pre-registration is required.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2017
The cast of Raven Theatre Company's premiere of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales has been announced, with Raven Founding Artistic Director Michael Menendian directing. The play's action revolves around the tyrannical prison warden Boss Whalen's inhumane treatment of the inmates in his island prison.  Deciding they have had enough, and inspired by their de facto leader Butch, the inmates of Hall C fight back by waging a hunger strike. When it garners media attention, Boss Whalen responds with torture.  All the while, Whalen's inmate assistant Jim and new secretary Eva struggle with the moral dilemma of either exposing the strike and losing their jobs or assisting Whalen in keeping it under wraps. 
by Laura Fuller - Mar 16, 2020
Finbar Lynch has enjoyed an extensive acting career, spanning stage, film and television. His theatre work includes Girl From the North Country (Noel Coward Theatre, Gielgud Theatre and Toronto) Translations (Donmar Warehouse), Richard III (Almeida Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre), and Antigone (Barbican and world tour). In 1999, he was nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk awards for his performance as Canary Jim in Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales. He talks to BroadwayWorld about his role as the Stage Manager in the London transfer of Paula Vogel's Indecent at the Menier Chocolate Factory. A Tony Award-winning hit on Broadway, Indecent explores the origins of the controversial play God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022
CHAIN THEATRE has announced the one-week extension of the world premiere production of Emmy-nominated Keith Huff’s (Mad Men, House of Cards, American Crime) GARBAGEMAN, directed by Greg Cicchino.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2017
To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's TARZAN: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 8, 2018
On a cold afternoon in February, Jonah knocks on the door of a townhouse in Brooklyn Heights. He's come to ask Claudia to sell her famously secret collection to a university archive. But in order to do that, he'll have to persuade her to reveal her own enigmatic past, and to illuminate a series of mysteries about the nature of love, legacy and the untold history of New York City. 
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017
The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 7, 2019
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016
The Almeida's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, is likely headed to the West End, and possibly the Great White Way.
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 17, 2018
Sandra Dickinson has had a long and diverse career, spanning stage and screen. An American who has lived in the UK for over four decades, she was recently seen in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One and as Lucille Ball in I Loved Lucy at the Arts Theatre. She is currently starring opposite Jonathan Chambers in the European premiere of The Unbuilt City at the King's Head Theatre.
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 16, 2016
Hip to Hip Theatre Company celebrates its tenth season of Free Shakespeare in the Parks with the sparkling comedy As You Like It and venerable tragedy Julius Caesar. The plays will tour in repertory to 11 New York City area parks, with special gala performances in Southampton and Jersey City. 35 theatre artists. 2 exciting plays, 13 diverse parks: July 27-August 28.
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will win a Tony Award? BroadwayWorld has rounded up the winners of the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the last fifty years to compare winners year by year.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 10, 2019
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE:MSG) today announced that 25-year entertainment industry veteran, Jennifer Vogt, will join MSG as President, Creative Content and Productions, effective June 24.  In this newly-created position, Jennifer will play a leadership role in content strategy and development for the Company's state-of-the-art MSG Sphere entertainment venues, as well as oversee the strengthening and expansion of MSG's core production assets, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacularand the Radio City Rockettes. 
by Julie Musbach - Jun 10, 2019
The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE:MSG) today announced that 25-year entertainment industry veteran, Jennifer Vogt, will join MSG as President, Creative Content and Productions, effective June 24.  In this newly-created position, Jennifer will play a leadership role in content strategy and development for the Company's state-of-the-art MSG Sphere entertainment venues, as well as oversee the strengthening and expansion of MSG's core production assets, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the Radio City Rockettes.  
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016
The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize.
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 1, 2016
Gary DiMauro, Therese Steiner, and Showstoppers NY present a special engagement of I LOVED LUCY, Lee Tannen's loving and candid play about his friendship with Lucille Ball, on Thursday, July 21 at 8pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Direct from the play's critically acclaimed London premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Sandra Dickinson reprises her celebrated performance as Lucy. Jermyn Street Theatre's Artistic Director Anthony Biggs is set to direct.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016
The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world today 21 July.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
Lincoln Center Theater has announced its upcoming production of Becky Nurse of Salem, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Becky Nurse of Salem will begin previews Thursday, October 27 and open on Thursday, November 21 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022
Bristol School of Acting has announced a complete season of theatre productions staged at Bristol's Tobacco Factory Theatres this autumn. 
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2018
Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Mark H.'s (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2018) production of The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017
Ars Nova and WP Theater are pleased to present the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (February 28-April 1), a nighttime play, with songs, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Anne Kauffman (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner), with songs by the indie-folk duo The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and additional lyrics by Bonds.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2019
New York Live Arts' Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program presents studio showings of new work in development by Alexandra Chasin and Zishan Ugurlu, February 8, 2019, and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, March 1, 2019.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2022
CHAIN THEATRE has announced the world premiere production of Emmy-nominated Keith Huff’s (Mad Men, House of Cards, American Crime) GARBAGEMAN, directed by Greg Cicchino. Huff’s most recent Broadway production was the sold out sensation A Steady Rain starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre's 2020 PlayLab Festival of New Works continues with a reading of 'A Sherlock Carol' by Mark Shanahan on Dec. 10 at 7 PM, and brings together an all-star cast of Broadway veterans, a Tony-nominee, and Florida Rep's ensemble members. The final event of the festival is the Playwrights' Panel discussion held live on Zoom Dec. 11 at 3:30 PM.
by Tara Bennett - Dec 8, 2017
Running now until December 16, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES is one of Williams' early works, written in 1938. The play's rough edges help to bridge our understanding of how an aspiring Thomas would later become known to the world as Tennessee. Such a rarity is this play that it was not produced until the 1990's after Vanessa Redgrave first heard of its existence, and then persisted in bringing it to the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016
'It was war. And in war, everybody goes crazy or they die - right?'
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre's 2020 PlayLab Festival of New Works continues Dec. 3 and 10 with live 7 PM Zoom readings of 'White Party' by Brent Askari and 'A Sherlock Carol' by Mark Shanahan. The Festival closes with a Playwrights' Panel discussion on Dec. 11 at 3:30 PM, where the festival playwrights talk about their craft and take questions from audiences.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2020
A TENNESSEE Williams play lost for 60 years will make its Australian premiere at the Last Drop Canning Vale.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2018
Hip to Hip Theatre Company will finish it's 2018 tour with performances at parks in Brooklyn (Bushwick Inlet Parks), Queens (Cunningham Park), and Southampton (Agawam Park). 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2017
The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winner Stuart Thompson, who died on August 17th at age 62. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Tuesday, August 22nd at exactly 6:45pm for one minute.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2017
Stuart Thompson, a prolific theatrical producer and manager who brought plays by some of America's greatest contemporary playwrights as well as many of London's most prestigious productions to the Broadway stage over the last twenty years, died at his home in New York on the morning of Friday, August 18, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017
The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2019
L.A. Theatre Works will record J.T. Rogers' 2017 Tony Award-winning play, Oslo for public radio, podcast and online streaming in front of a live audience over the course of four performances. The darkly funny, sweeping and surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians, Oslo is set against a complex historical canvas: a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.
by Misha Davenport - Apr 3, 2018
Review: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2018
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for Associate Director Javaad Alipoor's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey - Nathan Amzi (Martini), Lucy Black (Nurse Ratched), Andrew Dennis (Ruckley and Aide Turkle), Harry Egan (Aide Warren), Joel Gillman (Randle P McMurphy), Clive Hayward (Dr Spivey), Tom Hodgkins (Scanlon), Arthur Hughes (Billy Bibbitt), Melissa Johns (Candy and Nurse Flinn), Mohammed Mansaray (Aide Williams), Shaun Mason (Cheswick), Jeremy Proulx (Chief Bromden), Jack Tarlton (Harding) and Shelley Williams (Sandra and Hospital Staff).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017
The current state of criminal justice and incarceration in Illinois will be discussed following two performances of Not About Nightingales - the play Tennessee Williams wrote in response to a real-life 1938 atrocity in which four inmates of a Philadelphia prison were literally roasted to death.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 10, 2018
Hook & Eye Theater is proud to present the world premiere of She-She-She, a vibrant new devised play with writing by Cynthia Babak that centers on six women whose lives intertwine across generations against the backdrop of one great mountain. Directed by Chad Lindsey, She-She-She is inspired by the real-life friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and leading black activist Pauli Murray.

Not About Nightingales Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Not About Nightingales have their been?
Not About Nightingales has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1999 and Broadway which opened in 1999.

What Tony Awards has Not About Nightingales been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Direction of a Play for Trevor NunnBest Lighting Design for Chris Parry and Best Scenic Design for Richard Hoover.

What Tony Awards has Not About Nightingales won?
Best Direction of a Play for Trevor Nunn Best Lighting Design for Chris Parry Best Scenic Design for Richard Hoover.

What other awards has Not About Nightingales been nominated for?
Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Trevor NunnOutstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Hoover and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for James Black.

What other awards has Not About Nightingales won?
Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Trevor Nunn and Outstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Hoover Performance (Theatre World Awards) for James Black.

What productions of Not About Nightingales have their been?
Not About Nightingales has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1999 and Broadway which opened in 1999.

What awards has Not About Nightingales been nominated for?
Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Trevor NunnOutstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Hoover and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for James Black.

What awards has Not About Nightingales won?
Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Trevor Nunn and Outstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Richard Hoover Performance (Theatre World Awards) for James Black.

What productions of Not About Nightingales have there been?
Not About Nightingales has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1999 and Broadway which opened in 1999.