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AstonRep Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with The Laramie Project, a community's deeply-moving response to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project and directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen. The Laramie Project will play June 7 - July 8, 2018 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant To Receive Obie Award For Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice announce that Tony Award-nominated and three-time Obie-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 63rd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

RuPaul's Drag Race Star Headlines 20th Anniversary Production Of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

??????? RuPaul's Drag Race Star Mimi Imfurst (Braden Chapman) will star as HEDWIG in reTHEATER's production of the 4th wall smashing, gender bending rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.  The production will begin June 1st in Philadelphia at RUBA CLUB, a former Russian Social Club, and will be set as the backdrop for this new immersive production of the cult pop-culture phenomenon.  With its incredible score and hilariously heartfelt book, this 20th anniversary production re-examines John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's explosive rock musical with a fresh eye while paying homage to its iconic flair. (more...)

New Britain Youth Theater Plans Magical Spring And Summer Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Looking toward warmer days and school vacations, New Britain Youth Theater has announced programs and performances for May through July. (more...)

Cast Announced For Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS At Playhouse On Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15!    (more...)

Unicorn Looks to the Future with Personnel Changes
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

This past spring Unicorn Theatre Managing Director Jason Kralicek stepped down from his position after 10 years, to focus on his snow cone business (Tropical Sno) with partner Seth Golay. Unicorn Theatre has also promoted Ian R. Crawford, who has served as the Development Director for three years, to the new position of Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Miami New Drama Presents Moisés Kaufman's THE ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Miami New Drama presents Moises Kaufman's The Album, excerpts from a new work in progress At The Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Comes to Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Chaos reigns supreme in this hilarious reinvention of the classic American family drama. When Isaac returns home from Afghanistan to help take care of his ailing father, he discovers a household in revolt. His mother, Paige, has been liberated from an oppressive marriage, and with the help of her newly "out" transgender teen is passionately dismantling the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac's shocking and subversive comedy, even the most radical changes can't always free you from the past. (more...)

TheSpaceUK Edinburgh Festival Fringe Season Launch
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Disappear down the rabbit hole and discover a wonderland of shows in theSpaceUK's 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe season. Exciting new productions from emerging talent, hidden gems to unearth, new-writing delights to discover and Fringe favourites that are sure to please, theSpaceUK really is a venue like no other. (more...)

Brief 5/16: HAMILTON Performs for George HW Bush, Go Inside the Vineyard Theatre Gala, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the touring cast of Hamilton performed for George HW Bush, we took you inside the Vineyard Theatre gala, and more! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Mary Louise Parker, Billy Porter Join LARAMIE: A LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Tectonic Theater Project will present LARAMIE: A LEGACY, a reading of The Laramie Project honoring the life and legacy of Matthew Shepard for the 20th anniversary of his death, on Monday, September 24th at 7pm at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College. (more...)

Shakespeare In The Squares Announces Full Casting For AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Shakespeare in the Squares today announces full casting for its 2018 production of As You Like It, touring to London's squares and parks from 20 June to 13 July. Tatty Hennessy directs Jack Brett (Orlando), Comfort Fabian (Celia), Jodie Jacobs (Audrey/Adam), Sian Martin (Jaques), Katharine Moraz (Rosalind), Stanton Plummer Cambridge (Oliver/Corin), Julia Righton (Duchess Senior/ Duchess Frederick), Sydney K. Smith (Touchstone) Emmy Stonelake (Phoebe/Amiens) and Lamin Touray (Charles/Silvius). (more...)

Conspirare Choir Sings CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD At Ford Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

???????On the occasion of the 20-year mark of Matthew Shepard's tragic death, the Ford Theatres presents Considering Matthew Shepard, on Friday, June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 8:30pm, in association with Chris Isaacson Presents. Part of the 2018 Season and the IGNITE @ the FORD! series, Considering Matthew Shepard is performed by the 30-member GRAMMY Award-winning Conspirare choir, and composed and conducted by its GRAMMY Award-winning artistic director, Craig Hella Johnson.  (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a compelling slate of productions for its 2018-19 subscription season. Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone revealed six of the seven shows that will comprise his final season at the Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: WE, THE INVISIBLES at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Mar 28, 2018

Documentary-style theater is not a genre I am well-versed in. It very well may be that I have missed out on a preponderance of strong examples, but the only play that springs to mind readily is Moises Kaufman's The Laramie Project. Like that play, Stanton's we, the invisibles employs personal anecdote, newspaper articles, interviews and creative nonfiction devices to educate on and proliferate the significance of important social issues. In the case of invisibles, the anchor is the real-life alleged rape of a maid named Nafissatou Diallo by infamous former International Monetary Fund Leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (more...)

The Theater Project Presents BACK CHANNEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

It was the darkest hour of the Cold War. The U.S. and Soviet Union were eyeball to eyeball over the Cuban Missile Crisis, and with the two sides refusing to budge, the world faced Armageddon. Churches were filled, supermarket shelves picked clean, fallout shelters were prepared and school children taught to "duck and cover." (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...)

Meet the Cast of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2018

Children of a Lesser God begins previews tonight at Studio 54. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

AstonRep Theatre Company Announces Casting for THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

AstonRep Theatre Company has announced casting for The Laramie Project, a community's deeply-moving response to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project anddirected by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Further Programming For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

With The Assassination of Katie Hopkins in rehearsals, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey and Executive Director, Liam Evans-Ford today announce the 2018 Autumn Season for the company. This includes an all-female cast in a co-production with Sherman Theatre of Lord of the Flies and a first-time co-production with Clean Break of the world premiere of Thick as Thieves from award-winning Welsh playwright Katherine Chandler. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre continues 63rd Season with GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, continues its 2017/18 season with Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by Todd Kreidler (based on the screenplay by William Rose), directed by Marti Lyons with Associate Director Wardell Julius Clark. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner runs March 15 - April 15, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) Presents VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) continues its 58th season with Christopher Durang's comic mash-up of the plays of Anton Chekhov, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Diana Trotter in her CCCT debut.  Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, and New York Drama Critics awards for Best Play, CCCT's production plays April 13 through May 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: AstonRep Theatre Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with The Laramie Project, a community's deeply-moving response to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project and directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen. (more...)

Cast Announced For The European Premiere Of Jordan Seavey's HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The cast is announced today for the European premiere of Jordan Seavey's Homos, or Everyone in America at the Finborough Theatre. Josh Seymour directs Tyrone Huntley (The Academic), Harry McEntire (The Writer), Dan Krikler (Dan) and Cash Holland (Laila). The production opens for a four-week limited season on Thursday, 9 August 2018, with previews from 7 August, playing until 1 September. (more...)

Teatro Paraguas Presents The World Premiere Of ATACAMA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Atacama, by Augusto Federico Amador, is a two-person play about a man and a woman who meet in the northern Chilean desert while searching for bone fragments of loved ones disappeared by the Pinochet regime, and find a deep and unsettling connection that shakes their souls. (more...)

The Comrades Announce 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

The Comrades are excited to announce their third season, with all performances taking place at the Greenhouse Theater Center located at 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, where they are a resident company. (more...)

Borders Tested In NATIVE GARDENS At TheatreWorks Beginning This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2018/19 season with Native Gardens, a cutting-edge suburban comedy from America's hottest new playwright and National Latino Playwriting Award winner, Karen Zacarias. When an up-and-coming Latino couple purchases a home in a sought-after neighborhood beside the prize-winning garden of a prominent Washington D.C. family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. Directed by Amy Gonzalez (Sunset and Margaritas, Anna in the Tropics), Native Gardens will be presented August 22 - September 16, 2018 (press opening: August 25) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

VIDEO: Zachary Quinto, Harvey Fierstein, Matt Bomer, Mary Louise Parker, & More Join Together to Erase Hate
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Tectonic Theater company joins Matt Bomer, Mary Louise Parker, Annaleigh Ashford, Harvey Fierstein, Michael Urie, Zachary Quinto, and Benjamin Washington in a powerful new PSA to #EraseHate in remembrance of Matthew Shepard. (more...)

Review Roundup: IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jun 17, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 17, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Opens At Playhouse On Park Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15!    (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: Creative Team of HONEY, AN IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE, Presented by Fresh Paint and Oklahoma Contemporary
by Ronn Burton - Jun 14, 2018

Ronn Burton, Regional Contributing Editor for BroadwayWorld Oklahoma, sat down with members of the creative team for HONEY, an original devised play from Fresh Paint Performance Lab, commissioned by Oklahoma Contemporary's Women In Performance series. (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...)

Toni Caracci Joins The Cast Of DOG WHISTLE At The Loading Dock
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Toni Caracci joins the cast of DOG WHISTLE, by Michael Kimmel - which will have a reading at The Loading Dock on July 12th. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 8
by Audition Roundup - Jul 8, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 8, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

NBYT Announces Auditions and Performance Dates For THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

This fall, the NBYT Teen Company will begin the theater's 2018-19 season with The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Students Work Together To Produce TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

A cast and creative team made up of local middle, high school and college students are dedicating their summer to producing a Pulitzer Prize-winning American masterpiece. (more...)

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM Makes Canadian Premiere at Mainline Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story, Gently Down The Stream reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage, and the right to dream. Presented by Brave New Productions (celebrating 15 years) in special partnership with Fierte Montreal, Gently Down The Stream runs from August 2-11 (see various times below) at Mainline Theatre. Fresh off the heels of their acclaimed Fringe run of Buyer & Cellar, Gently Down The Stream is a unique combination of an unexpected love story coupled with an intense and personal exploration of gay rights through history. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference Announces Its 21st Season of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the nation's most acclaimed new play development programs, announces its 21st season with another inspirational and though-provoking program featuring playwrights, new play workshop presentations, and special performance events from August 5 through 12, 2018 in Ojai, California. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 15
by Audition Roundup - Jul 15, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 15, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Jobs with Hartford Stage, Drury Lane, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and More in this Week's BWW Classifieds, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 4/5/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE Begins 4/20 At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the second show in its 20th Season ... Good People. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, and directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, Good People will preview from April 20 through April 27; regular performances will begin April 28 and continue through May 20 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

New Britain Youth Theater Announces Season And Changes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

At an event celebrating the nonprofit theater's eighth anniversary, the Executive and Artistic Director of New Britain Youth Theater announced a new season and a name change for the company. (more...)

Jane Kaczmarek and James Morrison Star in SPILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

West Coast premiere of Spill - When BP's Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010, eleven men paid the ultimate price and countless thousands who call the Gulf Coast home found their lives irrevocably altered. This powerful work by Emmy Award-nominated writer Leigh Fondakowski (head writer of The Laramie Project) goes beyond the headlines to tell vivid personal stories from all sides. Based on interviews, photographs and court documents collected in the aftermath, Spill explores the rich culture of Louisiana's Gulf Coast and the resilient nature of its inhabitants in the face of natural destruction and tragedy. Their stories, told in their own words. Directed byMartin Jarvis and featuring Jane Kaczmarek and James Morrison. (more...)

OBERON Announces April/May 2018 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club-theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during April and May 2018-including OBERON Presents, Glowberon, and usual suspects, and more. (more...)

Shute-Pettaway, Wilds Head Cast of ACT 1's Upcoming Production of THE LITTLE FOXES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 3, 2018

Helen Olaketi Mariah Shute-Pettaway, a 2011 First Night Honoree and one of Nashville's most revered actresses, will take on the iconic role of Regina Giddens in the ACT 1 production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. Directed by 2014 First Night Honoree Jeffrey Ellis, senior contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com, The Little Foxes runs at Darkhorse Theatre May 4-19. (more...)

Photo Flash: David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the second show in its 20th Season ... Good People. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, and directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, Good People will preview from April 20 through April 27; regular performances will begin April 28 and continue through May 20 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

HFC Theater Arts Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

After hiring additional faculty and opening a new black box studio theater, Henry Ford Theater Arts Announces its 2018-2019 season. HFC's 67th season consists of 6 productions with themes and subjects as varied as life itself. (more...)

Laura Dreyfuss, Kathleen Chalfant, and Geneva Carr Join Benefit Reading of New Play JANE BURGOYNE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen's Laura Dreyfuss and Tony-nominated actresses Kathleen Chalfant and Geneva Carr join National New Play Network (NNPN) for a 20th Anniversary benefit reading of a new play Jane Burgoyne by Robert Moulthrop, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, at Westside Theatre on April 30th at 7:00 pm. Hosted by Richard Winkler and Jane and JB Harrison, the reading will support NNPN as it continues to revolutionize the new play landscape through its nationally recognized programs and services for artists and organizations. Tickets for the reading can be purchased at TodayTix.  (more...)

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