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BWW Interview: Gravity Players' Courtney Lomelo Talks Charlottesville, Harvey, and 'THE LAST DAYS of JUDAS ISCARIOT'
by Katricia Lang - Sep 8, 2017

The Gravity Players present an encore performance of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, where the courtroom is in purgatory, the special witnesses include Mother Teresa and the Devil, and the defendant is Judas Iscariot. (more...)

Amy Herzog's MARY JANE Begins Tonight at New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the first show of the 2017/18 NYTW season, Mary Jane, written by NYTW Usual Suspect and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, Belleville) and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Sundown, Yellow Moon; A Life). (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's ALBION at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

It's England really, isn't it? A climate without cloud and rain isn't honest. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for James Graham's INK at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre today announce full casting for the West End transfer of Ink, written by James Graham (This House), which will play a limited season at the Duke of York's Theatre from 9 September, following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

A.R.T.'s OBERON to Present THE BITTER GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents The Bitter Game, a gripping story about what it means to survive while Black in America. (more...)

Marg Helgenberger and Damian Young Complete Cast of WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

WP Theater, by special arrangement with Segal NYC Productions, announces the complete cast of the Off-Broadway premiere of What We're Up Against, written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Seminar, NBC's Smash ), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Dry Land, Empathitrax). (more...)

Cast, Creatives Announced for Controversial New Play FERGUSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). (more...)

Kevin Aichele, Derek Carley, Robyn Hurder and Jenna Nicole Schoen Headline FROM HERE TO ETERNITY's North American Rollout at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to be part of the North American rollout of the new musical From Here to Eternity, on stage October 4 through 29. (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

YouTube Comedy Group Tin Can Brothers Crowdfund Original Webseries and Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

YouTube comedy group, the Tin Can Brothers, are crowdfunding their newest project, THE WAYWARD GUIDE FOR THE UNTRAINED EYE , a web series with a companion podcast. (more...)

Take It or Leave It, But Don't Try to Change It
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 17, 2017

When was the last time you rented a car? Did Hertz immediately swap keys for your credit card, no questions asked? I doubt it. Instead, I bet you had to first initial and sign a substantial amount of paperwork. (more...)

A.R.T.'s OBERON to Present THE BITTER GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents The Bitter Game, a gripping story about what it means to survive while Black in America. (more...)

RTP'S 25th Anniversary Season Continues with CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Richmond Triangle Players continues its 25th Anniversary Season with a production of Caryl Churchill's gender-bending comedy Cloud 9. A sex farce that is really more about sexual politics, the production opens Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday, September 27. The production runs through October 21. (more...)

Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE Opens Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Arthur Miller's The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. (more...)

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Begins Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to be part of the North American rollout of the new musical From Here to Eternity, onstage tonight, October 4, through October 29. (more...)

Block St Theatre Co to Premiere FLAMINGO & DECATUR This Winter at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

You know Las Vegas - spinning wheels, neon lights, slinky dresses. But do you really know the city and its almost two million inhabitants? Poker pro turned playwright Todd Taylor takes you inside the real Sin City in Block St Theatre Co's darkly comedic new play FLAMINGO & DECATUR, directed by Kevin Christopher Fox. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Begins Tonight at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

WP Theater, by special arrangement with Segal NYC Productions, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of What We're Up Against, written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Seminar, NBC's 'Smash'), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Dry Land, Empathitrax). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Play FERGUSON, Opening Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective presents the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). The strictly limited run opens tonight, October 23, for a run through November 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at Eclectic Full Contact Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

It's the biggest trial in Purgatory, and Judas is on the stand surrounded by a Fellini-esque cast of character witnesses, from Satan to Sigmund Freud. Is he merely fallen or beyond forgiveness? In this far cry from any church pageant, you'll laugh out loud while you reassess one of the most reviled names in history. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents Watch on the Rhine, Lillian Hellman's 1940s political thriller about loyalty, family, and sacrifice. The play, directed by Berkeley Rep's associate director Lisa Peterson, begins previews on Thursday, November 30, 2017 and runs through Sunday, January 14, 2018. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Monday, December 4. (more...)

FERGUSON World Premiere Begins Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective presents the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). (more...)

ONCE Extends at The Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Grand Theatre announces that due to high demand its production of ONCE has been extended. (more...)

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA directed by Jeremy Aluma at The Theatre School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garc a Lorca, translated by Jo Clifford, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run November 7 through November 12, 2017. Press opening is Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 PM at The Theatre School, Room 403, 2350 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. (more...)

FERGUSON World Premiere Begins Next Week in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective presents the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). A friendly reminder that the strictly limited run will begin October 19 and run through November 5, 2017, celebrating its opening night on Monday, October 23 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Bower Theatre Announces First Season With New Approach
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

With a new approach to ensemble, Bower Theatre Ensemble's first season will feature two world premiere plays by Chicago playwrights: FRANKENSTEIN adapted by Alexander Utz from Mary Shelley's classic tale and COLLAGE OF A DYSTOPIAN MIDWEST an exploration of humanity and artificial intelligence by Chris Vanderark. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Opens Tonight at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

WP Theater, by special arrangement with Segal NYC Productions, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of What We're Up Against, written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Seminar, NBC's 'Smash'), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Dry Land, Empathitrax). (more...)

CT Rep presents OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage the Tony Award-nominated and Olivier Award-winning play, Our Country's Good , by Timberlake Wertenbaker. CRT Artistic Director Michael Bradford will direct. Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from November 30th through December 10th, 2017. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Amanda Seyfried and More to Take Part in Colt Coeur & WP Theater's PARITY PLAYS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Colt Coeur and WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater) announce casting for the fourth annual Parity Plays Festival reading series, celebrating the work of female and trans playwrights and directors. (more...)

Star of Lenny Bruce Show to Guest Star on CBS Drama CRIMINAL MINDS
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Critically acclaimed star of, I Am Not A Comedian I'm Lenny Bruce , Ronnie Marmo, has just signed to guest star on the popular F.B.I. drama, CRIMINAL MINDS. (more...)

Tristan Bernays' OLD FOOLS Gets World Premiere in April 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Old Fools, Tristan Bernays' first play in London since the storming success of Boudica at The Globe, will get its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 14 March - Saturday 7 April 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gravity Players Theatre Group presents THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

What has become of Jesus' most notorious follower? In this dark comedy, time and space bend in a provocatively poignant quest to decide Judas' fate. Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, an uproarious cast of characters from Heaven and Hell swarm the stage to determine whether he has any grounds for redemption.  (more...)

Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis to Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival capstones its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Revival of American Buffalo by David Mamet. American Buffalo, under the direction of John Gould Rubin (Artistic Director of The Private Theater), runs for a limited engagement of 11 performances between August 24 - September 2, 2017. All performances take place at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: JITNEY's Jerome Preston Bates, Brian D. Coats, Brandon J. Dirden, and Ray Anthony Thomas set for performance and Q&A at Queens Library tonight! (more...)

UPDATE: Shelton Theatre's Unsanctioned Adaptation is Shut Down Due to Copyright Infringement
by Julie Musbach - Aug 6, 2017

Arts Integrity Initiative reported yesterday that Shelton Theatre has been running a production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot that openly violates the playwright's wishes and copyright law. As of the evening of August 5th, the play has been closed. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW - Aug 6, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Houston (more...)

San Francisco Theatre Under Fire for Willfully Producing Unsanctioned Adaptation of Play
by Julie Musbach - Aug 5, 2017

According to Arts Integrity Initiative, Shelton Theatre in San Francisco is currently running a production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot that openly violates the playwright's wishes and copyright law. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS to Open Central Square Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Underground Railway Theater will present Nick Payne's Constellations from September 7 - October 8, 2017. Constellations is directed by Scott Edmiston. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Makes Hawaii Premiere With Theatre Found
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot made its Hawaii premiere on August 18 with the group Theatre Found, and continues it's run August 25, 26, 27 and September 1, 2, and 3. (more...)

On BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' What Happens When a Theatre Violates a Copyright?
by OHenry Report - Aug 25, 2017

On the third episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks to two industry professionals about the licensing process for plays and musicals, and then what happens when a theatre company violates their license. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Exec Pens Open Letter Following Article on Shelton Theater 'JUDAS' Controversy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dramatists Guild's Executive Director of Business Affairs Ralph Sevush just sent an open letter to KQED Arts and John Wilkins after the publication of an article on the recent controversy surrounding San Francisco's Shelton Theater. (more...)

Unit 102 Presents Canadian Premiere of MISS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

UNIT 102 ACTORS COMPANY has just announced its long-awaited return to Toronto's indie theatre community by presenting the Canadian premiere of Miss by Dora Award-nominated playwright Michael Ross Albert (Tough Jews, The Spadina Avenue Gang with the Storefront Theatre). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 8/20/2017
by BWW - Aug 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/20/2017 for Houston (more...)

Carrie Coon and More Complete Cast for Amy Herzog's MARY JANE at New York Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for the first show of the 2017/18 NYTW season, MARY JANE, written by NYTW Usual Suspect and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, Belleville) and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Sundown, Yellow Moon; A Life). (more...)

Cast Complete for Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE in Extended Run at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller's The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with New Comedy SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Lydia R. Diamond. Summer L. Williams, Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre (Boston, MA), directs. Performances of Smart People begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Theatre on September 3. (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Red Theater Chicago announces the start of their 6th season with their upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run August 15 through September 16, 2017. Press opening is Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by Audrey Morabito - Aug 14, 2017

On Friday night The Gravity Players opened a courtroom comedy and exploration of faith, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, to a lively audience. Set in the Court of Purgatory, a place of redemption and a 'waiting list' between Heaven and Hell, the audience was to witness trials regarding sinners' placement in Purgatory, as many desired to appeal their judgment to move on to Heaven. Judge Littlefield, played by Paul Menzel, demands Bailiff (Philip Hays) to call the cases, 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Thorseen the Implacable', 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Benedict Arnold', and finally 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Judas Iscariot'. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

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Sound Theatre Company to Close 2017 Season with Victorian Poem-Inspired GOBLIN MARKET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Sound Theatre Company presents GOBLIN MARKET a musical based on the poem by Victorian era poet Christina Rossetti, by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon. (more...)

UNC School of the Arts to Present BLACK MAGIC at National Black Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

An award-winning play written by a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will be presented Aug. 1 and 2 at the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) in Winston-Salem. (more...)

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