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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...)

CT Repertory Theatre Opens OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 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...)

Critic's Choice Best of Maine Theatre 2017
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 26, 2017

Maine boasts a vibrant, varied theatrical landscape, is home to a significant local community of fine artists, and plays host each year to artists from New York, Chicago, and all the leading regional theatres in the country. Moreover, Maine can be proud of its sophisticated, loyal, and warm-hearted audiences, who appreciate thoroughly the dedication and creativity that goes into producing professional and community theatre and who are generous with their support and acclaim. I am honored to continue to serve as Broadway World's Maine editor, and I remain excited and energized by the richness of the state's theatre scene. As we come to the end of another year, here are my personal choices of the 2017 best in Maine, grouped by theatre and show. (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...)

Suspenseful Drama By Steve Tesich THE SPEED OF DARKNESS Comes to the Riverstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

437 RIVER STREET THEATRE COMPANY are thrilled to present THE SPEED OF DARKNESS by Steve Tesich. William Alderson will direct the suspenseful production, part mystery, part thriller, and part morality play, opening February 9th, 2018, at River Street Theatre. Tickets on sale now at: https://riverstreettheatre.yapsody.com/event/index/171616 (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul to Stage MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, written by Anne Washburn and directed by Jeremy Aluma (MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2019), with music by Michael Friedman, in the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre. The production premieres on Friday, January 26, and runs through Sunday, February 4, 2018. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on January 24 and 25 at 7:30 PM. Post-show discussions will follow the performances on January 28 (2:00 PM) and February 1 (7:30 PM). (more...)

THE DOUBTFUL GUEST Arrives at Public Arts in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Following the show's development at The Orchard Project in 2017, LubDub Theatre presents The Doubtful Guest, an immersive contemporary s ance featuring cocktails and sleight-of-hand and exploring the legacy of American spiritualism. The piece premieres at The Public Hotel (215 Chrystie St., New York, NY) following sold-out developmental performances at The Inn at Saratoga and Guild Greene Gallery. (more...)

Casting Announced for Finborough Theatre's 150th Anniversary Play CYRIL'S SUCCESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

During 2018, the Finborough Theatre celebrates 150 years of the Finborough Theatre building with an anniversary selection of the best plays from 1868. The FINBOROUGH150 series opens with the first London production since 1890 of Cyril's Success by playwright and local resident Henry J. Byron playing for nine Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 February 2018 (Press Night: Monday, 5 February 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Presents YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Sound Theatre Company is proud to present the YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the first play of Sound Theatre's 2018 Season, THE HUMAN FAMILY: Toward A Radical Inclusion. In 2018, we challenge our audiences to consider how we define family, what members of the human family we include, and whose stories we choose to tell. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HINTER at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Company Member Brad DeFabo Akin returns to Steep to direct the world premiere of Calamity West's Hinter, which was commissioned by Steep Theatre. West has quickly emerged as an important Chicago playwright, with recent acclaimed productions of her works Rolling (Jackalope Theatre) and Give It All Back (Sideshow Theatre). Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune dubbed West 'the real deal' and 'one of this city's most exciting new voices.' DeFabo Akin has delivered notable Steep productions including strangers, babies, Book of Days, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and 2016's The Few. (more...)

Stray Cat Joins Forces with Phoenix Theatre to present HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

If you thought AVENUE Q was the dirtiest thing a show could do with puppets, you have to meet Tyrone. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, kicks off its 2018 season with Alfred Uhry's powerful masterpiece Driving Miss Daisy. Set in the South between the late 40's and early 70's, the play explores an unlikely friendship between an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffer, Hoke Colburn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Block St Theatre Co Premieres FLAMINGO & DECATUR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

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. The world premiere production will play January 4 February 18, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at theaterwit.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Wednesday, January 10 at 8 pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for Calamity West's HINTER World Premiere at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

In January, Company Member Brad DeFabo Akin returns to Steep to direct the world premiere of Calamity West's Hinter, which was commissioned by Steep Theatre. (more...)

Block St Theatre Co to Premiere FLAMINGO & DECATUR at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 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...)

New Works by Stephen Adly Guirgis and More Slated for LAByrinth Theater Company's 2018 Barn Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

LAByrinth Theater Company announces the selections for their Annual Barn Series, the award-winning company's free play reading series. Running January 22-28, 2018, this year's Barn Series features new plays written by members of the ensemble company. (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...)

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