Our Town Broadway

Day in and day out, Grover's Corners is Any Town, USA. The paper is delivered, the milkman visits, time passes and life continues. Only when such routine is interrupted is the fleeting beauty of the everyday brought more clearly into perspective. Join us as the Stage Manager guides us through this elegant portrait of the ordinary but remarkable joys and sorrows that define our lives. Our Town is the best American play celebrating the magic that makes a community.

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Lyceum Theatre

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(Covent Garden/Charing Cross) Wellington Street, just off Strand
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019
Celia Keenan-Bolger has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for To Kill A Mockingbird.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019
Celia Keenan-Bolger has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
by Peter Nason - Jun 9, 2019
Janis Stevens gives the performance of the year in a show that you won't be able to shake for a long time.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Pompano Beach Library and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center are partnering to bring the family-friendly Page Turner Adventures to the City.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Ryan's Daughter is celebrating 40 years on East 85th Street! With the help of some good Friends, we are producing 4 shows in 4 days; June 20, 21, 22, 23. These events are specifically a celebration of the neighborhood, it's artists their art, its history, and the people who've made it. Change is constant, as we know well, and sometimes sticking around means saying good-bye. Building a community is the best way to preserving a neighborhood. Join us in celebration of doing just that! More Info on the 4 Shows 4 Days
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Pandora Colin, Ben Cura, Tory Kittles and Emma Paetz will make their Chichester debuts in Nicholas Wright's new play 8 Hotels, which Richard Eyre directs at the Minerva Theatre from 1 - 24 August (press night: 7 August).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Described by the New York Times as 'Our Town with sex offenders', this daring play with music is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the inhabitants of Miracle Village, a rural American community of sex offenders. America is Hard to See blends verbatim text with Methodist hymns and original folk music to tell the stories of the villagers in their own - not necessarily 100% true - words. The show explores the lives of individual members of the community as they try to lead normal lives, forming a band at their local church under the Pastor Patti, a cleric who is determined to give the men a second chance. Focusing on the consequences rather than the transgression, the show asks if redemption is possible, and takes an uncomfortable look on what it means to put forgiveness into practice.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces the cast for their upcoming production of THE FANTASTICKS (June 20 July 13 | Weston Playhouse), Tues Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) presents Pulitzer, Tony and Oscar Award-winning playwright, John Patrick Shanley's (Doubt: A Parable, Moonstruck), Outside Mullingar, directed by Karen Allen (Film: Raiders of The Lost Ark, Scrooged, Animal House; BTG: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Moonchildren, Extremities). 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Festival producers Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, are proud to announce an additional reading to the Festival line-up, as well as additional casting for Pride Plays, an upcoming festival of play readings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.  Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Raue Center For The Arts has shared that National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Art Works is the Arts Endowment's principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking and will award 977 grants in this category. Included in this announcement is an Arts Works grant of $10,000 to Raue Center for its Veterans Program.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Fresh off receiving the 2019 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, Ally is pleased to announce it will honor Hyattsville Mayor Candace Hollingsworth and Route One Fun Editor Sarah Byrne with the first annual Ally For The Community Awards at a Summer Fundraiser and Gala held Saturday June 15th at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
My first encounter with Southern Belles - two one-act plays by Tennessee Williams - was actually over a year ago. I wasn't yet working at the King's Head Theatre. Jamie Armitage, the director - and also the director of the smash-hit SIX - and I were working together at another venue and he was telling me about this pretty special play he found, And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theatre Company, kicks off their 29th season with the World Premiere of Gordon Dahlquist's [Veil Widow Conspiracy]. Aneesha Kudtarkar directs a cast that will include Edward Chin-Lyn, Kimiye Corwin, Bruce McKenzie, David Shih, James Seol, Karoline Xu, and Aaron Yoo. This Off-Broadway limited engagement at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street) will begin performances Saturday June 8th with Opening Night set for June 15th (7pm).  Performances continue through July 6th only.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Award-winning storyteller, playwright, and Bay Area local Brenda Wong Aoki, is pleased to announce that she has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 MAP Fund for New Works. In celebration of its 30th anniversary of grantmaking, the MAP Fund will present grants to 42 original, live performance projects that will receive funding, totaling $1.3 million in direct support for development and production. www.mapfundblog.org
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Award-winning storyteller, playwright, and Bay Area local Brenda Wong Aoki, is pleased to announce that she has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 MAP Fund for New Works. In celebration of its 30th anniversary of grantmaking, the MAP Fund will present grants to 42 original, live performance projects that will receive funding, totaling $1.3 million in direct support for development and production. www.mapfundblog.org 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company (Tom Oppenheim, Artistic Director) has announced a limited engagement of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Under the direction of Nike Doukas, the production will feature H. Richard Green in the title role, Mark Bramhall as Gloucester, Stephen Caffrey as Kent, and David Sussman as The Fool. Opening is set for Thursday, July 18, at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
The new comedy musical Supportive White Parents, a 2019 Fringe Scholarship recipient, will play five performances in the Festival at the Broadwater Black Box, it was announced today. With book and lyrics by Joy Regullano, music by The Sam & Tony Show, music direction by Tony Gonzalez, choreography by Ally Vega, and under the direction of Frank Caeti, the running schedule will be Sunday 69 at 5:30pm; Sunday 616 at 9:30pm; Wednesday 626 at 10pm; Friday 628 at 5pm; Sunday 630 at 11am. Running time will be 30 minutes.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Rader and Executive Producer Joe Grandy, announce complete casting for The Cape Playhouse's upcoming production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
AVA is pleased to welcome six new Resident Artists to the opera academy. The incoming class of Resident Artists includes Emily Margevich (soprano), Cody Muller (bass), Zachary Rioux (tenor), Sahel Salam (tenor), Anne Marie Stanley (mezzo-soprano) and Griffen Hogan Tracy (bass). These singers come from across the country, from Philadelphia and Colorado, to Chicago and Princeton, as well as New Brunswick, Canada.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Perseverance Theatre announces that Art Rotch, who has served as the organization's Artistic Director since 2008, and first came to Juneau to work at Perseverance in 1988, will transition out of his role as Artistic Director this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Regent's Park Theatre have today confirmed full casting for their production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Defunkt Theatre has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, which includes a trio of Portland Premieres you won't see anywhere other than Defunkt.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) announce the company's 2019-20 season, featuring classic works by American and British playwrights. Performances take place at SSP's home on the lower level of St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience founding artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz, having just received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 OBIEs, today announces TFANA's 40th anniversary season. The 2019-2020 programming exemplifies what makes TFANA, in the words of the OBIE committee, one of the city's most vital institutions championing adventurous and urgent productions of Shakespeare alongside other writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Strawdog Theatre, under the new artistic leadership of Leda Hoffmann, announces its 32nd season, "Truth."
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 18, 2019
The Skin of Our Teeth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning tribute to the indestructibility of the human race by Thornton Wilder, opens on the beautiful outdoor stage at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on Saturday,July 13, where performances continue through Sept. 29. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Drama League has announced an inaugural event: First Stage Festival, where new works take their first steps, featuring 10 resident directors who will have 10 hours to focus and manifest a particular moment or element of 10 new works, giving a glimpse into the future of the American Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Pompano Beach Cultural Center is thrilled to present Experiencing Nirvana, a photo exhibition that presents a glimpse into grunge rock micro-history, with an inside look at a crucial eight-day period in the touring life of Nirvana by the co-founder of Sub Pop Records, Bruce Pavitt.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
The New Colony presents UNCHARTED, a two-week showcase of plays at different points in their journeys to production, playing July 11 - 20, 2019 at TNC's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B) 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Miami New Drama continues its mission to present innovative theater as diverse and dynamic as Miami itself in 2019-2020. The company's third full season at Miami Beach's Colony Theatre features world premieres by two exciting young Miami playwrights; a poetic adaptation of a great American novel; and a timely comedic drama on clashes and connections between China and the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
This summer, seek adventure with Theophilus North as he sets out to see the world in the first of two plays that make up Dog Days Theatre, presented by the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Professional and student actors take the stage in tandem to bring these two shows to life.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Before Paul Osborn wrote the screenplay for Rodgers and Hammerstein's box office hit South Pacific, he wrote a hysterical, semi-autobiographical Broadway comedy that captures Midwestern eccentricity to hilarious effect. Winner of 4 Tony Awards, Morning's at Seven is a funny and deeply poignant look at the foibles of a close-knit Midwestern family in the 1930s. It opens at the Peterborough Players on July 17th. ?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Patrick Barlow's witty mystery play The 39 Steps from July 5 through July 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This award winning comic thriller adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered on Broadway in 2008. The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries world-wide, winning Olivier (United Kingdom); Helpmann (Austraila); Moliere (France) and Tony Awards. The play garnered the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy; the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design; the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production; and the 2009 Moliere Award for Best Comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth begins performances on Thursday, July 11 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, and runs through August 3.
by Courtney Symes - Jul 5, 2019
When it opened on Broadway in 2006, The Drowsy Chaperone boasted an all-star cast and garnered five Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. You can expect that same quality in Broadway at Music Circus' third production of the summer, with Lynne Wintersteller returning to Sacramento in the title role. Lynne was last seen here in 2017 as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! and as Mother Superior in Sister Act, where she solidified her place as Music Circus royalty and left audiences anticipating her return. We are now lucky enough to witness that event and Lynne was generous enough to speak with Broadway World Sacramento about her newest role and what we can expect from her in the future.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Danny hasn't had a decent night's sleep in weeks. Between his recent divorce, his mind-numbing job in technical support, the micro-blackouts he's suffering from and a flashing neon sign from a strip club that is keeping him awake all night, his grasp of reality is definitely slipping.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The Chicago premiere of DC Fidler's play BOOGIEBAN, begins Thursday August 8th at 8:00 pm, prior to its opening on Friday, August 9th at 8 p.m., with stars, DAVID PEACOCK and TRAVIS TEFFNER at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W. Chicago Avenue), Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Lauren Pelaia is an actress, singer/songwriter and composer originally from New Jersey. As an actress, she has appeared in Productions such as Two Star Motel (NYC Premiere, Halley), Little Shop of Horrors (Algonquin Arts Theatre, Crystal) and Grease (New Jersey Repertory Theatre, Sandy).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH is one of two Pulitzer Prize winning plays by Thorton Wilder. Though the other, OUR TOWN, is far better known and far more frequently produced. The title comes from a phrase in the book of Job (19:20) and refers to the commonly used expression: to have escaped by the skin of one's teeth. The biblical reference is rather fitting. Like the bible, this play is meant to express an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material form; a symbolical narrative. Biblical references are woven through this allegorical play that in the course of three acts spans thousands of years of human experience.
by Marc Savitt - Jul 17, 2019
The sometimes confusing, amusing, and thought-provoking play premiered in 1942. This production has been freshened up a bit and includes modern references some of which are particularly relevant to the Berkshires. The main characters are George and Maggie Antrobus, their two children, Henry and Gladys, and Sabina, who appears as the family's maid in the first and third acts, and as a beauty queen temptress in the second act. The play's action takes place in a relatively modern setting but is full of anachronisms reaching back to prehistoric times.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
People's Light wraps up summer with a music-infused production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Long after it won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Wilder's masterwork remains one of the most popular plays of all time, reminding audiences across the country that there is beauty in the ordinary.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces the cast for its fresh take on the inimitable masterpiece, Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! (July 18 - August 10 | Weston Playhouse), Tues - Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.
by Don Grigware - Jul 15, 2019
I am a huge fan of Our Town by Thornton Wilder. It is literary genius in its storytelling of the lifespan of two families in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire It's almost as if Wilder turned Our Town upside down, shook it a few times in snowglobe fashion and created The Skin of Our Teeth. It's also a family drama but it covers more than one lifespan, as it combs a five thousand year period from the Ice Age to the 20th century in Excelsior and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Antrobus family is bound throughout: the father (Mark Lewis), the mother (Melora Marshall) and their two children Gladys (Gabrielle Beauvais) and Henry (William Holbrook) and their maid Sabina (Willow Geer). Their lives change through time, and plotwise, there is always a crisis they are exposed to. What is mos effective to witness is how they manage to pull through each obstacle...and survive.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 13, 2019
The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as Harry, Ron and Hermione launch into a thrilling new adventure that begins 19 years later. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience. Get to know the current cast of the Broadway production!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
According to Variety, veteran of stage and screen Denise Nickerson, best known for starring as Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, passed away yesterday, July 10. Nickerson suffered a stroke in 2018. She was 62 years old.
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Cortland Repertory Theatre takes audiences on a trip to the Greek Islands, and back to 1970's music, with their next high-energy summer production, the hit musical "Mamma Mia"! Featuring the extremely popular music by the iconic pop group ABBA, the music and lyrics for this show are written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, with some songs with Stig Anderson, and the book is written by Catherine Johnson. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Netflix and Shondaland have set the cast for the upcoming series, BRIDGERTON. Based on Julia Quinn's best-selling series of novels, BRIDGERTON, is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society.  From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground.  At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand's marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love.  
by Shari Barrett - Jul 1, 2019
Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom, for whom the group's annual Marcom Masque Awards are named. The first Marcom Masque Awards were presented for the 1957-1958 season with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof winning the award for Best Play. The 2018-2019 season included the following six productions: Match, Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will?, Dangerous Obsession, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Our Town, and Sunday in the Park with George. Awards are determined by all Kentwood Players members who voted by secret ballot in several artistic categories after seeing each show, Season Subscribers, and production teams for all shows.