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Theater J Opens Season with SOTTO VOCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

At a time when our nation's response to immigrants and refugees is hotly debated, Theater J opens its 2017-2018 season with the powerful and poetic Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz.  Sotto Voce, which is set in motion by the ill-fated 1939 trip of the S.S. St. Louis, runs October 3-29.   (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th Season Will Open On Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season will open on schedule despite a brief interruption for Hurricane Irma. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Present SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill (based on the classic Jane Austen novel). The production is directed by Taibi Magar, in her PlayMakers directorial debut. (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre Continues 20th Season with THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO this December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th anniversary season continues with Alfred Uhry's hit comedy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play. Florida Rep first produced the romantic comedy in the fall of 1999 as part of its second season. (more...)

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Coming to Theater J for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Just in time for the holiday season, Theater J offers Alfred Uhry's classic comedy The Last Night of Ballyhoo. A Chanukah-inflected alternative to the Christmas Carols and Nutcracker Suites, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a winning combination of quirky romance with real dramatic heft at its core. (more...)

Sochi Fried to Star in CROSSING DELANCEY at Alliance Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team behind its upcoming production of Crossing Delancey, the play that led to the hit 1980s film about a young woman's search for fulfillment and her loveable, but overbearing Bubbie.  (more...)

James Leo Ryan and Arthur Richardson Join Donna Mills In DRIVING MISS DAISY at The Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Broadway veteran James Leo Ryan and stage and screen actor Arthur Richardson will join Emmy Award-winner Donna Mills to complete the cast of The Colony Theatre's production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht and More to Star in Joshua Harmon's ADMISSIONS at LCT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht, Dana Ivey, and Sally Murphy will be featured in its upcoming production of ADMISSIONS, a new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. (more...)

Florida Rep Seeks Submissions for 2018 PlayLab Festival Of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre, an Associate Member of the National New Play Network, is seeking submissions for its 2018 PlayLab Festival slated for May 3 6. The fifth annual festival is an intensive weekend of rehearsals, readings, talkbacks, and development that brings professional playwrights, directors, and actors together to hone up to six new plays in a laboratory setting. (more...)

The Wallis and Vesturport presents THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The classic tale of the world's most infamous outlaw goes rogue in The Heart of Robin Hood, a heart-pounding, eye-popping new adventure directed by Gisli rn Gardarsson and Selma Bj rnsd ttir from Iceland's innovative theater company Vesturport and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis). Robin Hood and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it never occurs to them to give back. (more...)

Alliance to Premiere Beloved Children's Story, THE DANCING GRANNY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announce its upcoming world premiere production, The Dancing Granny. Based on the children's book by Newbery Honor winner Ashley Bryan, The Dancing Granny comes to life with exciting music and movement in this family-friendly, one-act production, at three locations June 10 - July 16, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor and Celia Weston Get Cozy with Flamingos for MARVIN'S ROOM on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in character! (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (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...)

Florida Rep Announces 20th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre has just announced its 2017-2018 Season - its 20th Anniversary - in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre. Sept. 19, 2017 to May 6, 2018, the season will open two weeks earlier than previous years and includes A.R. Gurney's comedy about a street-smart pooch, 'Sylvia', a Tony-winning musical, multiple comedies, an American classic, a world-premiere, and new Cole Porter revue! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Florida Rep Extends CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the extension of the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic, "Cabaret.' Because of overwhelming demand, three performances have been added at the end of the scheduled run, April 12 at 7 PM, April 13 at 8 PM, and April 14 at 2 PM. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces TITLE WAVE: The 5th Annual New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Title Wave at Bay Street: The 5th Annual New Works Festival, May 4 - 6, 2018. All readings are free, but tickets are required, as these events typically sell out. Tickets are available now at baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

Florida Rep to Close 20th Season With World Premiere of GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere production of Mark St. Germain's, 'George Washington's Teeth,' which was chosen from the company's 4th Annual PlayLab Festival held last year. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. 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...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor and Celia Weston in MARVIN'S ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FST Announces NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

FST continues the 2017-18 Winter Mainstage Season with the culture clash comedy Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarias. Native Gardens runs from January 24 through March 25 in the Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions for all four Winter Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting us online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

Rip-Roaring Comedy Featuring Tony Nominee to Open At Florida Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th anniversary season continues with Alan Ayckbourn's farce about matrimonial discord, How the Other Half Loves, featuring Tony Award nominee and Broadway and screen veteran, Paxton Whitehead. (more...)

FST Presents NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

FST continues the 2017-18 Winter Mainstage Season with the culture clash comedy Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarias. Native Gardens runs from January 24 through March 25 in the Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions for all four Winter Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting us online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

RELATIVELY CONSCIOUS Opens In February at Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Veteran Broadway actor, Richard Waits, is bringing Jon-Marc McDonald's anticipated play, Relatively Conscious, to the stage in February at the New York Theater Festival. The play, which centers around the murder of James Byrd Jr in 1998, will run February 6, 7, and 10th at the Hudson Guild Theater in New York City.   (more...)

Florida Rep Opens American Classic and Tony-Winning Best Play THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th anniversary season continues with William Gibson's hopeful and uplifting true story, "The Miracle Worker," an American classic which was immortalized on the screen by Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft. (more...)

Florida Rep Extends HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre extends Alan Ayckbourn's farce about matrimonial discord, How the Other Half Loves, starring Tony Award nominee and Broadway and screen veteran, Paxton Whitehead through February 3, 2018. (more...)

RELATIVELY CONSCIOUS Comes to New York Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2018

Veteran Broadway actor, Richard Waits, is bringing Jon-Marc McDonald's anticipated play, Relatively Conscious, to the stage in February at the New York Theater Festival. The play, which centers around the murder of James Byrd Jr in 1998, will run February 6, 7, and 10th at the HudsonGuild Theater in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Lincoln Center Theater's ADMISSIONS, By Joshua Harmon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Rehearsals are currently underway for Lincoln Center Theater's production of ADMISSIONS, a new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. ADMISSIONS will begin previews Thursday, February 15 and open on Monday, March 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Different Stages to Premiere WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Different Stages continues its 2017- 2018 season with J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married, running from January 12, 2018 to February 2, 2018. The Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts are highly respected pillars of their community... but not for much longer. Married on the same day in the same chapel, they gather to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The celebrations are short-lived when they discover the vicar wasn't licensed, and they are actually... not married. In fact, they have been living in sin for 25 years. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Reading Starring Joanna Gleason, Chris Sarandon, Lenny Wolpe and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of 'Better Late,' a romantic comedy by Larry Gelbart, on Monday, February 26, at 7 p.m. Gelbart was a creator and producer of the television series 'M*A*S*H,' and a co-writer of the film 'Tootsie' and the Broadway musicals 'City of Angels' and 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.' (more...)

Signed Performance of THE MIRACLE WORKER Announced at Florida Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

???????Florida Repertory Theatre is proud to present a signed performance of William Gibson's hopeful and uplifting true story, 'The Miracle Worker' on Sunday, March 4 at 2PM. (more...)

CABARET to Open in Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th anniversary season continues with the John Kander and Fred Ebb classic, "Cabaret.' The production runs in the Historic Arcade Theatre March 23 to April 11with four nearly sold-out previews March 20-22. Priced at $55/$45 for regular performances and $35/$25 for previews, tickets are available at www.FloridaRep.org and through the box office at 239-332-4488. (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Southern Charm Radiates from Theater J's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by Benjamin Tomchik - Dec 7, 2017

From the cast to the production design, Theater J's production is as good as it gets. We just wish Uhry's play was the same way. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Amber Paige McGinnis
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 4, 2017

Today's subject Amber Paige McGinnis is currently living her theater life at Theater J as the director of the Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The production runs through December 31st. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Florida Rep is Cheerful and Charming!
by Emily Yorgey - Dec 3, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre's production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo was an absolutely charming show. There were many funny, lighthearted moments throughout the show, but there was also a good amount of tension between characters, due to differences in their faith. It was a unique and very beautifully done romantic comedy. (more...)

Different Stages Presents WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2017

Different Stages continues its 2017- 2018 season with J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married. The Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts are highly respected pillars of their community... but not for much longer. Married on the same day in the same chapel, they gather to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The celebrations are short-lived when they discover the vicar wasn't licensed, and they are actually... not married. In fact, they have been living in sin for 25 years. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guiness world record as the longest-running play in America, celebrates 30 years of hair-raising hilarity as it resumes performances tonight, August 29, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

Sochi Fried to Star in CROSSING DELANCEY at Alliance Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team behind its upcoming production of Crossing Delancey, the play that led to the hit 1980s film about a young woman's search for fulfillment and her loveable, but overbearing Bubbie.  (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...)

The South Florida Theatre League Presents Theatrical Intimacy Education Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Theatrical Intimacy Education imparts directors, performers, production designers/crew/management and teaching artists/educators with the knowledge and tools for approaching sensitive material (for stage, film, and television) safely and ethically. In this workshop, participants will learn best practices for discussing and staging intimate content in class, rehearsal, and coaching without sacrificing creative vision and maintaining the joy of the creative process. (more...)

CABARET Joins Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce Kander and Ebb's 12-time Tony Award-winning musical, 'Cabaret' as part of its 20th Anniversary Season. (more...)

BWW Review: Constellation Theatre's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Avoids Becoming a Roundabout Affair
by Sam Abney - Apr 17, 2018

Constellation Theatre Company's new production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle isn't perfect. It is undoubtedly a celebration of what smart allegory can be. As this small theater company stretches itself to the limits to ensure they do Brecht's seminal work justice, they make great cases for both why more people should be visiting Constellation and why Brecht's work should be examined more often. (more...)

Brian Childers and Amanda Keane Stack to Return to Queens in SOMEONE ELSE'S STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Sunnyside Concert Series presents Helen Hayes Award Winner Brian Childers and performer Amanda Keane-Stack who return to queens in a new concert entitled 'Someone Else's Story'. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Honor Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman, Warren Beatty, and Kenny Leon at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 14, 2018. The evening will celebrate Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty, Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director Kenny Leon, currently director of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera, and Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actress Uma Thurman. Mr. Beatty, Mr. Leon, Ms. Rivera and Ms. Thurman will be awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. The event begins with 6 pm cocktails followed by a 7 pm dinner and tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis. The evening will include special tribute performances by guests to be announced. (more...)

Blackfriars Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

???????Blackfriars Theatre is thrilled to present the 2018-2019 artistic season. The 2017-2018 season saw record growth and momentum under current Artistic & Managing Director, Danny Hoskins. Over 1500 Rochester residents attended the holiday production of Little Women, The Musical, Broadway's Rick Lyon will bring the original Broadway puppets to the theatre's upcoming production of Avenue Q, and for the first time in the theatre's 68-year history Blackfriars has added a third full time staff member. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Script In Hand Playreading On April 23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

???????Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, "Breaking Legs" by Tom Dulack, on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

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