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When it's a play by Edward Albee, the master of American absurdist theater with his wry dialogue and unsympathetic depictions of modern life, it's bound to push boundaries and be unexpected. Albee himself in an interview said about the 2002 Tony Award winner for Best Play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? "Imagine what you can't imagine"; and the play delivers a wickedly funny and searing exploration of tolerance and the chaotic fragility of human relationships. Upfront, the premise of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is a man in love with a goat. Yet, Albee goes further. Amid the clever and hilarious dialogue, he examines the confounding and often irrational nature of love and the anguish of loneliness amidst what appears to be a happy world. The title refers to the song "Who is Sylvia" Proteus sings to woo his intended in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? will woo audiences in surprising ways in an unforgettable theatrical experience.

New Play About Gloria Steinem to Make World Premiere in New York
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth has announced the world premiere of GLORIA: A LIFE, a new play about Gloria Steinem as a symbol of past, present and future change. The play is based on her life and work, and written by Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say). It is directed by the visionary Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin). (more...)

Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre is a contemporary Theatre & Film production company dedicated to bringing exciting new works to Atlanta. Named after a phrase coined by the legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, 'pinch and ouch' offers an enthusiasm for provocative storytelling that is grounded in realistic performances. Since the company's arrival to Atlanta in 2010, PNO has already carved out a niche for edgy fare and has set a high standard in delivering impassioned, sharp productions from some of the most important writers working today. PNO also offers a variety of acting classes, and is involved in the development of new plays and writers. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Honor Legacy Playwright Edward Albee at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

The Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; James Houghton, Founder) Annual Gala will take place on Monday, March 12, 2018 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (located at 480 West 42nd Street between 9th & 10th Avenues). The event will celebrate the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee and honor the passionate and visionary leadership of former President of the Signature Board of Trustees, Michael Rauch. The Gala is taking place on what would have been Edward Albee's 90th Birthday. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh-In on THREE TALL WOMEN on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - Mar 29, 2018

Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Three Tall Women starring two-time Academy Award-winner Glenda Jackson, Tony Award winner, three-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Academy Award nominee Laurie Metcalf, and Tony Award nominee Alison Pill opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

The Liminal Playhouse Announces 2018–2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2018

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are excited to announce the 2018-2019 season of The Liminal Playhouse, consisting of four Louisville premieres. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 23, 2018

The Iceman Cometh begins previews tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/20/2018
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for Los Angeles (more...)

What to See in Los Angeles Theater: Week of March 19, 2018 to March 26, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Los Angeles from Monday, March 19, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Los Angeles? (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

'We are beyond excited to announce our 20th anniversary season, and our fourth at 533 Sutter Street,' beams Brian Katz, Artistic Director of Custom Made Theatre Company. (more...)

IMPERIUM Transfers To The West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Playful Productions announce the West End transfer for acclaimed, historical two-part thriller IMPERIUM - I: Conspirator and II: Dictator, running for a limited engagement at London's Gielgud Theatre from 14 June to 8 September 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: CVRep Presents a Fine Production of Albee's Disturbing THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 12, 2018

CVRep's production of Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is worth seeing for those who don't mind weirdness. However, theatregoers need to be aware that this is a disturbing play. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces 2018 Artistic Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, opens its 83rd season June 12 with the world premiere of "Now and Then" by Sean Grennan, a new comedy-drama that is performing through July 1.    (more...)

Oscar, Emmy & Golden Globe Winner Christine Lahti To Star as Gloria Steinem in Diane Paulus Directed GLORIA: A LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Christine Lahti is headed to New York to star as Gloria Steinem in the world premiere of Gloria: A Life, a new play about Ms. Steinem as a symbol of past, present and future change. The play, written by Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say), is directed by the visionary Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).  (more...)

BWW Picks Stars We'd Love to See in Female GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Our team put our heads together to figure out who we'd want to appear in the production! Check out some of our picks below - and join in the coversation on Facebook and Twitter to share your thoughts! (more...)

UATG Theatre Guild Presents THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Imagine being a world-renowned architect who has been commissioned to design a multi-billion dollar city. Imagine having a beautiful, loving wife and an inquisitive and vibrant son. Now imagine destroying all of this in one afternoon. (more...)

RHINOCEROS Closes A.C.T.'s 2018­–19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Incoming American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today that Eugene Ionesco's RHINOCEROS-translated by Derek Prouse and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Frank Galati-will be the final production of A.C.T.'s 2018-19 season. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
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... (more...)

John Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS: LONG SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting to be announced shortly. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce its ninth season, featuring three knockout dramas presented at its new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. This season, Interrobang explores "identity/crisis," with three plays featuring characters on the edge of something new, battling old demons and making room for fresh starts. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Presents THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to launch its ninth season, exploring "identity/crisis" with The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Edward Albee's provocative portrait of a marriage in flux. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, THE GOAT will play September 7 - October 6, 2018 at ITP's new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. (more...)

Randy Noojin Returns To North Coast Rep For Solo Show SEEGER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to welcome back Randy Noojin, as he takes the stage as America's beloved folksinger/activist, Pete Seeger, January 29, 2018. SEEGER is a multimedia, solo show that uses Seeger's signature songs including: If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Bring 'Em Home, We Shall Overcome, and Guantanamera, to tell the story of his personal struggles for free speech in America. (more...)

Andre Holland, Mark Rylance & More Join New Season at Shakespeare's Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce Michelle Terry's first season as Artistic Director. 2018's Shakespeare productions include Hamlet, As You Like It, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter's Tale, Othello and Love's Labour's Lost. A premiere of three new plays, a national and international tour of Shakespeare and other performances on and off site are announced together with a year-long programme of events exploring the history and future of theatre censorship, as well as a series of events looking at race, refuge and refugees in relation to Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Review: A DELICATE BALANCE at Soulpepper is Sophisticated Dysfunction at its Best
by Taylor Long - Jan 30, 2018

Compared to the in-your-face absurdity of November's 'The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?' A DELICATE BALANCE displays a softer, more subtle Albee without softening the devastating impact. Directed by Diana Leblanc, Soulpepper's production simmers-exploring dysfunction through the lens of characters that are grounded in reality. (more...)

Los Angeles LGBT Center Receives Margaret Harford Award from LA Drama Critics Circle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

In recognition of providing life-enriching productions and performances spanning two decades to LGBT people and their allies, the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has been honored with the Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC). The award will be presented on Monday, March 19, at LADCC's 49th Annual Awards Ceremony at A Noise Within in Glendale. (more...)

Lea Salonga, John Leguizamo and More Set to Participate in Theatre Forward's Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Moderated by Theatre Forward Executive Director Bruce E. Whitacre, the exclusive luncheon will explore the current Broadway landscape with some of Broadway's leading players and stars, with a panel that includes Heather A. Hitchens, President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing; Keegan-Michael Key, Emmy-winning actor, comedian, writer and producer (Meteor Shower, Hamlet, "Key and Peele"); John Leguizamo, Emmy and Obie Award-winning actor and playwright (Latin History for Morons, Freak, Mambo Mouth); Daryl Roth, award-winning Broadway producer (Kinky Boots, Indecent); Lea Salonga, Tony Award-winning actor (Once On This Island, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) and Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the Tony-nominated and Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning songwriting and book-writing team behind Come From Away. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Black Box Performing Arts Center presents PEER GYNT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education - in the heart of Teaneck, NJ- just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.   (more...)

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre presents Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

CVThe Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) has announced it will present three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee's highly provocative award-winning play, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?. Exemplifying this season's CVRep theme of 'Romance, Real or Imagined', The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? touches on relationships and betrayal in true Albee style. Well known for pushing the envelope, Mr. Albee, uses sexuality and humor to deflect where the real problems are based. (more...)

Tony, OBIE, and Drama Desk Award Winner Pam Mackinnon Named New Artistic Director At American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Following an extensive nationwide search,American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Board of Trustees and Executive Director Peter Pastreich today named Tony, OBIE, and Drama Desk Award winner Pam MacKinnon the new artistic director of San Francisco's premier nonprofit theater organization. MacKinnon succeeds Carey Perloff who will depart from American Conservatory Theater at the end of the 2017-18 season after 25 years at the helm. MacKinnon will begin planning the 2018-19 season alongside Perloff effective immediately. In addition, she will begin partnering with the leaders of A.C.T.'s world-class actor training programs and ever-expanding community programs, ensuring A.C.T. continues its role as the Bay Area's leading theater arts educational organization. (more...)

Performances Begin Tomorrow for East Coast Premiere of New Play THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). Performances begin TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. Opening Night is Sunday evening, January 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: CVRep's ROMANCE ROMANCE is a Sweet, Feel-Good Winner
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 21, 2018

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has a winner in ROMANCE ROMANCE, two one-act musicals by Keith Herrmann (music) and Barry Harman (book and lyrics). The superb cast makes the most of the material; it is a pleasure watching these four Equity performers own the stage. (more...)

Rob Riley, William Dick, Deanna Dunagan, Mary Beth Fisher and More to Star in BLIND DATE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev go head-to-head in Blind Date, a new play by Rogelio Martinez directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. Today, Falls announced his cast for the world-premiere production, which features as characters some of the figures who shaped the political landscapes of the 1980s and beyond. (more...)

Liam Craig, Barbara Garrick, Laurence Lau, And Jodie Markell Star In Keen's LATER LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that A.R. Gurney's play Later Life would star Liam Craig, Barbara Garrick, Laurence Lau, and Jodie Markell, directed by Mr. Silverstein. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Appointed President Of LAMDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) announces that Benedict Cumberbatch CBE has been appointed as the Academy's new President. He will take up the position immediately, succeeding Timothy West CBE who steps down after 31 years in the role. (more...)

The Theatre Guild Celebrates 80 Years in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild is delighted to announce the Guild's 80th Anniversary Season which will include a 4pm matinee performance on the first Sunday of each of the mainstage productions. (more...)

BWW Review: A Fine OCCUPANT Takes Residence at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by Don Grigware - Feb 5, 2018

Playwright Edward Albee is a master of fact vs. illusion. Think of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? or the later The Play About the Baby, where the plot and characters' game playing baffle the audience from beginning to end.The storyline of his much later play Occupant, now onstage in its West Coast premiere at the Garry Marshall Theatre through March 4, concerns a Man (James Liebman) conducting an interview with famous dead sculptress Louise Nevelson (Martha Hackett). This interview cannot possibly be taking place. Nevelson is dead (April 17, 1988). Yet, when you accept the premise - how can you avoid it except by walking out? - within this framework there are perhaps more real facts than in other Albee plays. The point of this real perspective of an artist? Nevelson and Albee had been close friends; he is paying homage to her and her hard-earned success. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents OLD MONEY By Wendy Wasserstein
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the second staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Wendy Wasserstein's satire Old Money directed by Karen MacDonald at the Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA. (more...)

High Octane Ibsen! Black Box Presents PEER GYNT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

December 20, 2017: The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education in the heart of Teaneck, NJ just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) welcomes the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, featuring the NYC premiere of one-act plays written by Neil LaBute, James Haigney, and Carter W. Lewis, and directed by John Pierson. The LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Thursday, January 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 4. Press Opening is Sunday, January 14 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Andre De Shields Leads Robert O'Hara's MANKIND, Beginning Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Playwrights Horizons presents Mankind, the world premiere of a new play written and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights; Barbecue, In the Continuum, The Brother/Sister Plays). (more...)

Robert O'Hara's MANKIND Begins Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

A friendly reminder that previews begin tomorrow, Friday, December 15 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Mankind, a new play written and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights; Barbecue, In the Continuum, The Brother/Sister Plays). (more...)

Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). (more...)

Casting Announced For Interrobang Theatre's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce casting for the first show of its 2018-19 season: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Edward Albee's provocative portrait of a marriage in flux, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA at Little Theatre, University Of Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Aug 5, 2018

This is what good theatre should do, challenge as well as entertain. (more...)

BWW Review: Rebecca Robinson Delivers Remarkable Performance in Albee's THE GOAT
by Frank Benge - Aug 31, 2018

THE GOAT (or Who Is Sylvia?) is a Tony Award winning play by Edward Albee which opened on Broadway in 2002. It also won the 2002 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, and was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In it, Albee uses a married couple and their son to give audiences the opportunity to examine and hopefully question their own moral judgments on what society has labeled as taboo. Martin (Robert Pierson), his wife Stevie (Rebecca Robinson), and their son Billy (Preston Ruess), find their lives crumbling when Martin reveals he has fallen in love with a goat...the Sylvia of the title. Sylvia is a reference to the song 'Who is Sylvia?' from Shakespeare's play The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Proteus sings this song, hoping to woo Silvia. It was also referred to in Finding the Sun, a work by Albee from 1982. (more...)

Sally Field and Bill Pullman to Star in ALL MY SONS at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Sally Field and Bill Pullman will star as Kate and Joe Keller in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin, in a co-production with Headlong Theatre at The Old Vic in Spring 2019. Further casting and dates are to be announced. (more...)

Remy Bumppo And Music Box Theatre Examine THE FACES OF FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is pleased to be collaborating with the Music Box Theatre on The Faces of Frankenstein: Depictions of Frankenstein's Creature from Mary Shelley to Benedict Cumberbatch. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA Begins 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is about a profoundly unsettling subject: the irrational, confounding, and convention-thwarting nature of love. Martin-a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty-leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with Sylvia, he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Albee's boundary-pushing play is puzzling, powerful, bawdy, and disturbing. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Announces 2018–19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

The 2018-19 season includes Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, SWEAT; Jaclyn Backhaus's ingenious and provocative telling of 19th-century American explorers, MEN ON BOATS; Edward Albee's wildly imaginative and satirical Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, SEASCAPE; Mfoniso Udofia's achingly poignant drama, HER PORTMANTEAU; Lauren Yee's exploration of cultural identity, global politics, and basketball, THE GREAT LEAP; and Kate Hamill's rollicking new stage adaptation of William Thackeray's classic novel, VANITY FAIR. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for MARY PAGE MARLOWE Starring Tatiana Maslany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced additional casting for the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE. (more...)

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