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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Gravity Players Theatre Group to Stage THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Gravity Players Theatre Group presents The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (in an Equity MPC Showcase) by Stephen Adly Guirgis, running August 10 through September 3, 2017. (more...)

Say Yes! Collective to Bring All-Female THE TEMPEST to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Los Angeles ensemble theatre company Say Yes! Collective presents its latest production, The Tempest, a reimagining of Shakespeare's celebrated supernatural drama co-produced with the internationally acclaimed Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After 14 SOLD OUT performances and 2 EXTENSIONS, co-Producers Fayna Sanchez and Tony Gatto team up again to announce that The Motherfucker With The Hat, will be presented at The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles CA at the Asylum @ The Underground. The show previews on Friday, June 2nd at 9pm and has another 5 performances throughout the festival. This June, LA Fringers will have another chance to see a production that is described as: (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

Carolyn McBurney Talks When Love is at its Best, It's UNEXPECTED
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Carolyn McBurney has worked with John Perovich as a director and a student and has been active with Brelby Theatre Company for several years, directing and co-writing After Hours at Rosie's Pub with the women of Brelby. (more...)

FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON and More Coming to Pleasance This August!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosts the spectacular Cirque Eloize alongside Festival favourite Nina Conti and contemporary dance show Requiem for Aleppo as part of the Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe programme this August. This programme marks the launch of a brand new partnership between the two venues. (more...)

Mosaic Announces Full 2017 VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the culmination of its expansive and hugely successful second season with the 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. This year's festival is of particular resonance in this 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation, and focuses on two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza. (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Ronnie Marmo to Star AND Joe Mantegna will Direct the show I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with the Lenny Bruce Foundation, are thrilled to present 'I AM NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE' - Directed by Joe Mantegna, the World Premiere show stars Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce, and is set to open at Theatre 68 on June 23, 2017. Previews will be June 16 - 18, 2017. (more...)

The Actuary presents Pre-Show Seminar 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

???????Meet Director Kevin Christopher Fox at a pre-show seminar at Peninsula Players this Thursday, June 29 (more...)

Vincent Pastore and Sally Struthers to Star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse takes audience on a hilarious trip back to the Roaring Twenties with their production of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's madcap film, Bullets Over Broadway on stage from July 5 - July 29. (more...)

Jessica DiGiovanni, Gabe Fazio Sign on for THE LAST at SheNYC Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Jessica DiGiovanni and Gabe Fazio have signed on for 'THE LAST' at the SheNYC Summer Theater Festival. The new play by Angelica Zollo will run at the Connelly Theater this July. (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

THE PLEDGE at Brelby is Everything a Show Should Be
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

This is James Beneze's third time on stage with Brelby Theatre Co. He was previously seen as the Rat King in Quest for Claus: the Musical and can be seen in the Shakespeare in the Garden event held at the Japanese Friendship Gardens. (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 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...)

Red Theater to Kick Off 6th Season with THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 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...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 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...)

Casting Announced for KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Kiki is back! Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out festive run at Southwark Playhouse, Kiki's Delivery Service returns to The Large for a limited summer season. (more...)

Theatre Companies Join Forces to Open New Performing Arts Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Two of Toronto's most exciting indie theatre companies, UNIT 102 ACTORS COMPANY (named 2015's Best Small Theatre Company by NOW Magazine) and LEROY STREET THEATRE (The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; Much Ado About Nothing) are joining forces to open a brand new theatre space in the heart of Parkdale. (more...)

Alejandro Santoni Gets Ready for WE ARE NEW YORK Web Series, TURNED OUT Film
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

When Alejandro Santoni left his native Puerto Rico for New York City to pursue a career in acting, he was well aware that the road to his success was not going to be without challenges. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Close 2017 Season with Victorian Poem-Inspired GOBLIN MARKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 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...)

Theaturtle and Threshold with Richard Jordan Productions in Association with The Pleasance presents KAFKA AND SON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

At the age of 36 Franz Kafka was still living at home, a petty bureaucrat, a failed artist, a timid Jewish son.  Ruling and ruining his life was his overbearing father Hermann.  What to do?  Kafka wrote a 50 page letter to his father in which he reveals deep connections between his life and his fiction.  Adapted from this monumental letter, Kafka and Son is a blistering, often hilarious dissection of domestic authority and a revelatory visit with one of the architects of the modern psyche. (more...)

UNC School of the Arts to Present BLACK MAGIC at National Black Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 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...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

INK Transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun's first editor's quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost. (more...)

Red Theater presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 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...)

Steep Theatre Announces Seventeenth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Steep Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming 17th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors. (more...)

Stage Vets Headed to SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, produced by Throughline Artists at 59E59 Theaters. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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