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CSC Presents Caryl Churchill Double-Bill BLUE KETTLE & HERE WE GO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, announced the cast of the first production of its 2018-19 Season: Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle & Here We Go, two one-act plays by Caryl Churchill, directed by Bryn Boice. The production runs November 7-18 at the Black Box Theater, Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College in Wellesley. (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre Presents THE NANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Spinning Tree Theatre proudly continues Season 8 November 2-18 with the Kansas City premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance, the 2013 Lincoln Center-produced Broadway play featuring music by Glen Kelly. Beane is also the writer of "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," As Bees in Honey Drown and The Little Dog Laughed. (more...)

Tony Winning Play THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED Returns To NYC For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Drama Club, NYC will present a one night only staged reading of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award winning play, The Little Dog Laughed. The play will be presented on Monday October 22nd at The Gene Frankel Theatre, in celebration of National Coming Out Day. (more...)

Show-Only Tickets Available For Second Stage's Fall Benefit Honoring Harvey Fierstein
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Show-only tickets to Second Stage Theater's Fall Benefit Honoring Harvey Fierstein are now on sale to the general public.  Hosted by Michael Urie, the benefit will take place on Monday, November 12 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street).  The evening will feature performances and appearances by Cyndi Lauper, Rosie O'Donnell, Annaleigh Ashford, Keala Settle, Wayne Brady, Christopher Sieber, Michael Urie, Marissa Jaret Winokur, as well as Shoshana Bean, J. Harrison Ghee, Bianca Del Rio, and Gino Emnes.  To purchase tickets, please go to: https://2st.com/support-us/events/fall-benefit. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Ford's Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault announced that acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford's to perform the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company's holiday production of A Christmas Carol. Performances of the classic Charles Dickens story begin November 15 and continue for a six-and-a-half-week engagement through December 30, 2018. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson and directed by Michael Baron. (more...)

Good Theater Presents HOMER BOUND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Good Theater will present the world premiere of Homer Bound by Maine playwright Karmo Sanders, opening November 7 and playing through December 2. Set on a small fishing island off the Maine coast, Homer Bound deals with a shotgun wedding. Who will arrive first - the minister or the baby? (more...)

DANIEL'S HUSBAND Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - the acclaimed new new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will begin performances tonightat the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28. Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement. (more...)

Michael McKeever's DANIEL'S HUSBAND Begins Performances Off-Broadway on October 18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will open this fall Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28.  Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement. (more...)

COCK (THE COCKFIGHT PLAY) at Dramatic Repertory Company
by Elaine Bard - Nov 8, 2018

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) presents the Maine Premiere COCK (the cockfight play) by Mike Bartlett, directed by Keith Powell Beyland & Tess Van Horn, playing November 9 - 18, 2018. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Book Tickets Now For Pinter's BETRAYAL Starring Tom Hiddleston
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Public booking opens at 9am today for The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal starring Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston. This new production, directed by Jamie Lloyd, will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5 March 2019 (press night 13 March) for a strictly limited season ending on 1 June. To celebrate, a new behind-the-scenes shot of Tom Hiddleston, taken whilst filming the production's viral announcement trailer, is released today. (more...)

THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES to Play St. Luke's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES, a very dark Christmas comedy written by Jeff Goode and well suited for the 'Me too' era, is slated for a limited engagement Off-Broadway run this holiday season, Wednesday, December 12th - Thursday, January 3rd at St. Luke's Theater. The production is directed by Andrew Benvenuti and being produced by Sara Laursen and The Drama Club NYC, a newly formed arts organization that comes right out the gate staging a piece that LA Weekly describes as a 'hilarious and intelligent middle finger to all the candy-coated commercialism of the yuletide season.' (more...)

Tony Winning Broadway Producer Jerry Frankel Dies
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018

Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away this morning, Saturday, November 17, 2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 13, 2018
by - Nov 13, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, and Kate Rockwell Will Host the Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

The Drama League has announced, today, that Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, andKate Rockwell - the three 'Plastics' from this season's production of Mean Girls - will co-host the 84th Annual Drama League Awards on Friday, May 18, 2018. (more...)

HAIR In Provincetown Announces Casting & Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

HAIR The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a Broadway cult classic with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY's Donald Holder Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Donald Holder has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

Johnny Galecki's SCIJINKS Premiering 5/16 on Science Channel
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Using cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, SCIJINKS, the all-new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Today, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel . Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads. Galecki's Alcide Bava Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions are producing the series, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes. (more...)

Bickford Theatre Announces Cast of A DOG STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum has announced the cast for the New Jersey premiere of the musical comedy A Dog Story. A hit in its Off-Broadway run in late 2016, the play will be directed by Bickford Theatre Producing Artistic Director Eric Hafen. A Dog Story will be performed from April 12 - 22, 2018. The book of the show was written by Eric H. Weinberger with music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan. (more...)

Blair Brown Joins the Cast of MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Second Stage Theater has announced that Tony Award winner BLAIR BROWN will join the previously announced EMMA GEER, TATIANA MASLANY and SUSAN POURFAR in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

State Theatre New Jersey presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2pm and 7:30pm. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is packed with magic, romance, and glass slippers, in addition to the Rodgers & Hammerstein's original songs like Impossible/It's Possible, In My Own Corner, Ten Minutes Ago, and more. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Becky Ann Baker, Adam Pally and More to Star in CARDINAL at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, Cardinal, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

SCIJINKS To Debut On Discovery Channel This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

SCIJINKS To Debut On Discovery Channel This Spring (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Announces 2018 'The Freshness Initiative Playwrights' and New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the newest playwrights chosen for its annual "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its fourth year. The 2018 Freshness Initiative will feature PRO-AM, written by Brynne Frauenhoffer and directed by Regina Victor and LORCA PLAY written by Ariel Zetina and directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green. Free readings of the productions will be presented in July 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater. Sideshow world premieres developed through "The Freshness Initiative" include Kristiana Rae Colon's Tilikum, Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

MTC Announces Lineup for Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce the lineup for this spring'sTed Snowdon Reading Series. (more...)

Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE Starring Santino Fontana Will Play Pre-Run in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

TOOTSIE's story is hitting the stage! Scott Sanders Productions announced today that the world premiere of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, will play a pre-Broadway engagement this fall at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) from September 11 October 14. TOOTSIE will come to Broadway in spring 2019. (more...)

Rob Riley, William Dick, Deanna Dunagan, Mary Beth Fisher and More to Star in BLIND DATE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev go head-to-head in Blind Date, a new play by Rogelio Martinez directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. Today, Falls announced his cast for the world-premiere production, which features as characters some of the figures who shaped the political landscapes of the 1980s and beyond. (more...)

Rupert Friend Joins Cast of CBS All Access' STRANGE ANGEL
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

CBS All Access announced today that Emmy Award nominee Rupert Friend ( Homeland ) has joined the cast of its upcoming original drama series, STRANGE ANGEL. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Showtime! On the Starry Red Carpet for Williamstown Theatre Festival's Gala
by Walter McBride - Feb 6, 2018

Just last night, the Tony Award-winning and acclaimed Williamstown Theatre Festival celebrated its annual gala, honoring Gary Levine, President of Programming at Showtime® and Former Managing Director at Williamstown Theatre Festival. (more...)

Breaking: Carmen Cusack, Steven Pasquale, Matthew Broderick & More Will Star in New Shows at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the Williamstown Theatre Festival 2018 Summer Season, the 64th Season for the Tony® Award-winning theatre company, which will include three world premiere plays, a world premiere musical, and much more. (more...)

Emma Geer Joins the Cast of MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that EMMA GEER will join the previously announced TATIANA MASLANY and SUSAN POURFAR in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

Susan Pourfar to Join Tatiana Maslany in MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that SUSAN POURFAR will join the previously announced TATIANA MASLANY in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

ORPHAN BLACK'S Tatiana Maslany to Star in MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy Award Winner TATIANA MASLANY, star of the hit BBC America series, "Orphan Black," will appear in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

Redhouse's ON GOLDEN POND Starring TV Star Fred Grandy Opens at Redhouse at City Center, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Redhouse Arts Center is thrilled to inaugurate its new City Center home with Ernest Thompson's classic On Golden Pond. Performances will take place March 8-18, 2018 and will mark the first performances at the brand new Redhouse at City Center, located at 400 South Salina Street, which boasts three new theatres, an attached parking garage, full service concession, larger lobby space, and much, much more. The show will feature actor and TV star Fred Grandy, lovingly know as "Gopher" by his millions of fans around the world who watched him on the long-running TV Series The Love Boat. On Golden Pond was adapted to an academy award winning movie in 1981 which starred Henry Fonda who won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actor in what was his final film role. Don't miss this gorgeously witty and heart warming classic featuring an all star cast. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage Theater's CARDINAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Thursday, December 7, for the world premiere production of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

Take Your Pick Productions Presents LOST GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

This January 2018, Take Your Pick Productions will mount its sophomore show, the New England premiere of LOST GIRLS by John Pollono, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts (Deane Hall). Set in New Hampshire, Lost Girls is a darkly comedic drama about the strength of the women in a dysfunctional blue-collar New England family. It will run from January 12th through January 21st, 2018. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and More, on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Wednesday, December 13 at 1 PM ET for Second Stage Theater's Broadway premiere of KENNETH LONERGAN's LOBBY HERO, directed by TRIP CULLMAN and starring MICHAEL CERA, CHRIS EVANS, BRIAN TYREE HENRY, and BEL POWLEY. (more...)

Casting Announced For DANIEL'S HUSBAND At Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

DANIEL'S HUSBAND - a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will open this fall Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28. Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement. (more...)

Wagnerian Comedy MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR Will Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's HAIR in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's HAIR finds the poignant heart within a raucous, sweeping show. Through September 7th at Provincetown's Fishermen Hall. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30pm. Tickets at www.peregrinetheatre.com. Photo credit: Michael & Suz Karchmer (more...)

Jayne Atkinson Stars in Holland Taylor's ANN at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Dorset Theatre Festival presents Holland Taylor's ANN, directed by Kristen van Ginhoven. Two-time Tony nominee JAYNE ATKINSON ("House of Cards," "Madam Secretary") will play Ann Richards, the former Governor of Texas known for a personality as large as the state from which she hailed. The play also features Tony Award-Winner JULIE WHITE (The Little Dog Laughed) as the voice of Ann Richards' assistant, Nancy Kohler. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 13, 2018
by - Aug 13, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Five-Time Tony Award Nominee Douglas Carter Beane Directs A Reading Of His New Play
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Villanova Theatre presents a staged reading of The Behavior of Light, written and directed by Broadway playwright and Hollywood screenwriter, Douglas Carter Beane. Perhaps best known for his screenplay To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar as well as his award-winning work on musicals Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Sister Act, Xanadu and Lysistrata Jones, Beane is playwright-in-residence at Villanova University this spring. The acclaimed writer has been working alongside undergraduate and graduate students on a new play development process culminating in a public reading April 27-29, 2018. The Behavior of Light is sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences far and wide. (more...)

Johnny Galecki Prank Series SCIJINKS Premieres May 16 on Science Channel
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Using cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, SCIJINKS, the all-new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel . Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads. Galecki's Alcide Bava Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions are producing the series, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes. (more...)

Johnny Galecki's SCIJINKS Premiering 5/16 on Science Channel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Using cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, SCIJINKS, the all-new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel . Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads. Galecki's Alcide Bava Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions are producing the series, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Julie White & Christopher Sieber to Announce 2018 Drama League Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Drama League has announced, today, Tony® Award-winners Harriet Harris, Julie White, and Tony Award-nominee Christopher Sieber will announce the2018 Drama League Awards Nominees. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for MARY PAGE MARLOWE Starring Tatiana Maslany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced additional casting for the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The Fulton Theatre in association with Maine State Music Theatre is excited to bring to the stage, Million Dollar Quartet! The electrifying story of how 4 stars made music history! (more...)

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