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Circle in the Square (Broadway) (New York, NY)
1633 Broadway at 50th St.

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A mother struggles to hold on to her family. A son struggles to let go. A daughter struggles to find her way in the world. Tennessee Williamsí memory play paints a heart-wrenching portrait of the Wingfield family, with each member trapped in a reality that they are desperate to Ė but cannot truly - escape.


Photo Flash: Abingdon Stages THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) launches its 25th Anniversary main stage season with The Gentleman Caller (more...)

New Orleans Mini Jazz Procession Kicks Off Tennessee Williams Festival At Grandel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis' production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" opens at 7:30 p.m., this Thursday (May 10), at the Grandel Theatre. Highlights to this year's production include original music composed by St. Louis-based Henry Palkes, a diverse and young cast under the direction of Tim Ocel, a Stella Shouting Contest emceed by Ben Nordstrom, and a New Orleans-style parade on the sidewalk along Grandel Square led by Harvey Lockhart. (more...)

Photo Flash: Raven Theatre Presents SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 35th anniversary season with Tennessee Williams' stark and intriguing drama SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER directed by Jason Gerace, playing May 2 - June 17, 2018 on Raven's 105-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177.  (more...)

JUDY MOODY & STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD TREASURE HUNT, A World Premiere With Excitement And Adventure
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Based upon the wildly popular Judy Moody series of children's books, the world premiere production of JUDY MOODY & STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD TREASURE HUNT comes to First Stage this May. (more...)

TEN BY TENNESSEE Comes to Sky Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

The Endangered Species Theatre Project presents Ten by Tennessee, a series of short plays written by Tennessee Williams and performing at Sky Stage. Inspired by Seattle's Endangered Species Project and produced and directed by Christine Mosere and Aaron Angello with the mission of bringing forgotten plays to life through elegantly staged readings. (more...)

Mad Cow Announces Spanish Reading of THE GLASS MENAGERIE (EL ZOO DE CRISTAL)
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Mad Cow Theatre, continuing its eagerness to nurture the cultural offering for the growing Hispanic community of Central Florida, features this classic of American dramaturgy through a dramatic reading. The reading, completely in Spanish, is a translation by Leon Mirlas and will be directed by Eliana Stratico. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Mounts 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas runs May 23 - August 19, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Sexual Sparks Ignite When Tennessee Williams Meets William Inge in Philip Dawkins' THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2018

The setup would make a hell of a piece of theatrically-minded erotica. Call it Cat (On A Hot Tin Roof) and Mouse, as sexual sparks ignite when elegant playwright on the verge of stardom, Tennessee Williams, visits the home of shy aspiring playwright William Inge for a newspaper interview to promote the Chicago opening of what would be his landmark Broadway success, The Glass Menagerie. (more...)

Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers to Star in RAIN MAN By Dan Gordon
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of RAIN MAN. Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show) stars as Raymond Babbit opposite Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall) as Charlie Babbit. RAIN MAN opens at Windsor Theatre Royal on 21 August, before embarking on a UK tour to Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Eastbourne, Southend, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Brighton, Guildford, Leeds, Richmond, Derby and Northampton. Further dates and casting to be announced in due course. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres Workshop Production Of SON OF RAMBOW - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Full casting is today announced for Nuffield Southampton Theatres workshop production of Son of Rambow - The Musical, running at The Other Palace from 24 May - 2 June. Director of NST, Samuel Hodges, directs Gemma Goggin (Miss Smith), Scarlet Billham (Tina), Tom Mccall (Barry), Jon Tarcy (Didier), Richard Dempsey (Brother Joshua), Cat Simmons (Sarah) and Felix Warren as Will and Aaron Gelkoff as Lee. Son of Rambow - The Musical is an adaptation of the hit cult film featuring an original 80s pop soundtrack by two of the UK's most successful pop writers Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler with the book by Richard Marsh. This marks Cooper and Coler's debut in writing for the stage. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 12- John Tiffany Picks Up A Tony Win for ONCE!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2018

On day 12 of 30 Days of Tony, we honor a Best Direction of a Play nominee, the man at the helm of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany! (more...)

Impro Theatre Residency Concludes with TENNESSEE WILLIAMS UNSCRIPTED
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

LA's own Impro Theatre concludes their yearlong residency at The Edye at The Broad Stage, presenting a different style of their signature improvisation for one weekend, each month.  For the final show in their residency, Impro Theatre will pay homage to one of America's most prolific playwrights Tennessee Williams UnScripted (June 15 - 17). Starting with audience suggestions, Impro Theatre captures Williams' masterful storytelling and delicious language as it creates full-length plays that are hilarious, yet as tragic as a Southern belle's broken heart. (more...)

BWW Interview: Philip Dawkins Talks New Play THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by David Clarke - May 21, 2018

Philip Dawkins's latest play is making its New York premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The play recounts the fateful meeting of William Inge and Tennessee Williams prior to the Chicago premiere of The Glass Menagerie. We sat down with Dawkins to get the inside scoop on this sexy and searing new drama. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Young Artist Production of GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, announced that it is presenting a young artist production of the Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell, featuring a cast of 10, all 25 years old and younger, with a band of six musicians. (more...)

Production Commences on Starz' THE SPANISH PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Production Commences on Starz' THE SPANISH PRINCESS (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's Steven Hoggett Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Steven Hoggett has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. (more...)

THREE TALL WOMEN's Joe Mantello Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Joe Mantello has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for THREE TALL WOMEN. (more...)

THE CHILDREN's Deborah Findlay Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Deborah Findlay has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for THE CHILDREN. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 5- Steven Hoggett's Choreography Gives ONCE the Golden Touch
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 16, 2018

On Day 5 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate multiple Tony nominated choreographer, Steven Hoggett, who is nominated this year for his work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep's PTI Ensemble Performs LOST GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the World Premiere production of Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower performed by the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble this July 19-22, 2018 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance  of Lost Girl where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre and The Den Theatre Present HAYMARKET
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Underscore Theatre and The Den Theatre are pleased to present an all-new staging of the Jeff Award-nominated Best New Musical HAYMARKET (formerly Haymarket: The Anarchist's Songbook) the true story of Chicago's infamous Haymarket massacre. With book, music and lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser and David Kornfeld, the actors accompany themselves to the stirring folk-infused score. Having spent the last two years workshopping the show, the authors alongside director Nick Thornton and musical director Robert Ollis have crafted an all-new theatrical experience - creating new songs, overhauling the book, and like the union workers from the show, building anew. (more...)

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through 9/15
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

??????? American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company has launched its 25th Anniversary main stage season with The Gentleman Caller, the New York premiere production of a new play by Philip Dawkins. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

The Acting Company Presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) presents William Shakespeare's beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare's enchanting play transports audiences to a world of comedic mayhem, mistaken identity and unrequited passion. This co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players comes to Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn), May 10-27. (more...)

Actor Amanda Plummer Is Guest Of Honor at Provincetown Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce acclaimed stage and screen actor Amanda Plummer as the recipient of the Festival's second annual TENN Award. (more...)

Zachary Quinto & JJ Abrams to Produce Anthony Perkins/Tab Hunter Picture TAB & TONY
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

According to Variety, JJ Abrams and Zachary Quinto are producing a movie for Paramount about the secret love affair between Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins. (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

Dana Delany, James Earl Jones and More Reunite for One-Night-Only Benefit Reading Of THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

The Acting Company announces the full cast of its one-night-only benefit reading of The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama,at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, June 11. (more...)

Indie Series 'Indoor Boys' Starring Wesley Taylor And Alex Wyse Will Return This Month For Season Two
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Executive Producers Jim Kierstead (Kinky Boots, Waitress) and Michael Kushner, and producers Jack Sharkey and Tye Blue, announce the return of the Indie Award-winning series 'Indoor Boys' created, directed, and starring Broadway's Wesley Taylor (SpongeBob SquarePants; NBC's 'SMASH') and Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening; Marvel's 'Iron Fist'). With a total of eight new chapters, Season Two premieres June 25, 2018 on HuffPost Queer Voices, with two episodes released each Monday for 4 weeks. (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

American Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

IF SAND WERE STONE Announces Cast of Off-Broadway Debut as Part of 2018 New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Creators Carly Brooke Feinman and Cassie Willson are thrilled to announce the casting for their original musical If Sand Were Stone, making its Off-Broadway debut this July as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) Next Link Project. Featuring original music by Ms. Willson and original book & lyrics by Ms. Feinman, If Sand Were Stone will play a 5-performance run at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row beginning July 18, 2018. (more...)

Original LGBTQ Musical SONATA 1962 Will Make Off-Broadway Debut At NYMF 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey and composer Thomas Hodges, whose critically acclaimed play Dear Harvey has been making waves across the nation since its debut in 2010, are thrilled to announce their original LGBTQ musical Sonata 1962 will making its Off-Broadway debut this August as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) Next Link Project. (more...)

Cal Shakes Presents the West Coast Premiere of EVERYBODY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 44th Season with the West Coast Premiere of Everybody, a sparkling new riff on the 15th-century morality play The Summoning of Everyman by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whom the New York Times calls "one of this country's most original and illuminating writers.' A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Everybody is Cal Shakes' second official offering under the New Classics Initiative (NCI), exploring what it means to be a classical theater in the 21st century, and to allow living writers to expand our classical canon. Directed by Nataki Garrett making her Cal Shakes debut, Everybody plays July 18 - August 5 at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. Low-priced previews take place July 18-20; Opening Night is July 21. Tickets (ranging from $20?$92) are available through the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or by visiting www.calshakes.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Judy Kuhn, Mary Testa, and Amy Bodnar in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The historic Cape Playhouse's 92nd season kicks off with Robert Harling's poignant Steel Magnolias. Starring Judy Kuhn, Mary Testa, and Amy Bodnar, and directed by Pamela Hunt, Steel Magnolias plays through 23. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Christopher Lloyd To Open Weston's Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Weston Playhouse Theatre is ready to launch the 2018 Main Stage season with Christopher Lloyd starring in Our Town-a fresh take on a timeless classic. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on the small, fictional town of Grover's Corners, where ordinary people lead extraordinary lives. This simple yet profound story of community, brought to life by Thornton Wilder's singular voice, remains one of the most loved plays of all time. (more...)

Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE Transfers To The Duke Of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

The West End transfer of Tennessee Williams' intoxicating and rarely staged classic, Summer and Smoke, follows a sold-out and critically lauded run at the Almeida Theatre. Directed by the Almeida's Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall with the full cast reprising their roles for the West End run, this innovative new production of Summer and Smoke has a limited run from 10 November 2018 - 19 January 2019, at the Duke Of York's Theatre, with press night on Tuesday 20 November at 7pm. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, will present the multiple Tony Award-winning musical comedy Company July 18-29 at the historic Deacon John Grave House in Madison, CT. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Director of a Play, John Tiffany
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

John Tiffany has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's John Tiffany Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

John Tiffany has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 10
by Audition Roundup - Jun 10, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 10, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Apr 30, 2018

Directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, The Boys in the Band will play a strictly limited 15-week Broadway engagement at the Booth Theatre, beginning previews today, April 30. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Chip Zien, Debra Jo Rupp Join Line-Up for Barrington Stage's 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce initial casting for the 2018 Season. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Presents RED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

The Fulton Theatre is proud to present Red, the final production of the 2017/2018 Ellen Arnold Groff Series in the Tell Studio. (more...)

The Artistic Home Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Artistic Home Ensemble will present the Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson's ADA AND THE ENGINE as the final entry in its three-play 2018-19 season, according to company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra, who announced the season today. The 36-year-old Gunderson was the most-produced playwright in America during 2017, according to American Theatre Magazine. (more...)

SPA Brings THE SOUND OF MUSIC To Jones Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is proud to present a brand-new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, making its Houston premiere June 1 - 3 at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang's PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL Will Premiere at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 25th Anniversary Season in 2018/19, which will feature eight productions including world premieres, musicals, modern classics, and theater for family audiences. (more...)

James Earl Jones, Amanda Plummer, Dana Delany & More To Star In The Acting Company's Benefit Reading Of Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

The Acting Company presents a one-night-only benefit reading of The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, June 11. Directed by Michael Wilson, the acclaimed Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner, the performance reunites much of the cast and creative team from last season's critically acclaimed production at the American Repertory Theatre.  (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Young Artist Production of GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, announced that it is presenting a young artist production of the Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell, featuring a cast of 10, all 25 years old and younger, with a band of six musicians. (more...)

Upstairs at the Long Beach Playhouse 2018 Studio Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

On April 28, the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre opens the 2018 season. Opened in 1963, the upstairs theatre has become the place audiences can come to see contemporary and more avant garde productions. The Studio's proscenium stage in the 98-seat theatre feels intimate and inviting. And although it's a smaller space no less attention is given to the quality of its productions. (more...)

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