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Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Prominent Authors Read Censored Works to Benefit ACLU at Public House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

ThirdCoastReview.com (3CR) and Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Live Lit present CENSORED! We Read Banned Books: An ACLU Benefit to raise money for ACLU Illinois and to conclude the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom's Banned Books Week. (more...)

Players Club Of Swarthmore To Hold Season Kick-Off Event, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Players Club of Swarthmore (PCS) welcomes the community to its 2017-18 season with a lively kick-off party on September 9, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at The Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore. (more...)

Different Stages Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Find out what's coming to Different Stages for their 2017-18 season! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 26th, 2017: THE TREASURER Opens, FOX Announces Air Date for RENT, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE TREASURER opens, RENT: Live announces air date, and more! (more...)

3CR and KYD Present ACLU Benefit CENSORED!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

ThirdCoastReview.com (3CR) and Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Live Lit present CENSORED! We Read Banned Books: An ACLU Benefit to raise money for ACLU Illinois and to conclude the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom's Banned Books Week, an annual celebration to support the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for West Virginia (more...)

Different Stages Season Begins with THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Different Stages opens its 2017 - 2018 season with Carson McCullers' beautiful adaptation of her novella The Member of the Wedding. (more...)

Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 12, 2017

Today's subject Kimberly Schraf is currently living her theatre life at Ford's Theatre portraying one of the best known female roles in the American Theatre. Not only does Kimberly give a superb performance as Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, she does so with Craig Wallace as Willy Loman. Wallece is her partner in life as well as onstage. Her once-in-a-lifetime performance can be seen through October 22nd. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING Gets Thoughtful Loving Production
by Frank Benge - Nov 27, 2017

The Member of the Wedding was a 1946 novel by Southern writer Carson McCullers. It took her five years to complete, although she did interrupt the writing for a few months to write the short novel The Ballad of the Sad Caf . The novel has been adapted for the stage, motion pictures, and television. McCullers herself adapted the novel for the Broadway stage in 1950. The film version followed in 1952 and a stage musical version, F. Jasmine Addams, was produced Off-Broadway in 1971. The work examines why people exclude others and the resulting consequences. The central figures also talk about how they wish the world was more fluid and changeable in terms of race, gender and identity, all of which runs thematically through McCullers body of work. (more...)

Different Stages' THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING Continues This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2017

Different Stages opens its 2017 - 2018 season with Carson McCullers' beautiful adaptation of her novella The Member of the Wedding. (more...)

THE COVER OF LIFE Coming Spring 2018 to The Gene Frankel Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017

Miller-Coffman Productions Proudly Presents - The Cover of Life The Cover of Life to make way to the Gene Frankel Theater in 2018! Directed by Stephen S. Miller (more...)

The Different Stages Season Begins with THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

It's 1945 in rural Georgia and the story follows Frankie Addams: a gangly tomboy suffering from pubescent yearnings and a sense of fretful isolation. Ignored by her widower father and excluded by the local girls, Frankie's only real friendships are with the family's maid, (more...)

People's Light presents World Premiere of PROJECT DAWN
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

This gritty, gripping, and shockingly funny world premiere tosses audiences into a revolutionary Philadelphia court designed by a passionate group of women. Every day these lawyers, judges, parole officers and staff members work to transform the lives of women repeatedly convicted for prostitution. In her daring and vital new play Project Dawn, playwright Karen Hartman probes the thin lines between freedom and slavery, activism and obsession, for women on both sides of the law. Inspired by Hartman's extensive, first-hand research inside Philly's real-life court system, and cast with seven actresses who play multiple characters, this production represents the first world premiere to emerge from the acclaimed New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission program at People's Light. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. This production is sponsored by PECO, and supported by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. (more...)

Previews Begin Saturday Night for Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. Now in its fourth year, the two-year residency offers each company an artistic home -- space, support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. Each residency culminates with a world premiere production. (more...)

Ars Nova Announces 2018-2019 Season Including Opening of Ars Nova at Greenwich House
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Ars Nova, 'one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies' (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is pleased to announce programming for its 2018-2019 season, which marks a rich expansion of the non-profit's unique role as both an exciting hub for new talent and a hands-on producer of genre-bending Off-Broadway productions. (more...)

Off-Broadway Hit SKELETON CREW Comes to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

People's Light presents the wildly successful off-Broadway hit Skeleton Crew, a powerful story of love and loyalty by New Play Frontiers writer Dominique Morisseau. This funny, incisive, and "deeply American" (The New York Times) play that "theatergoers won't want to miss" (Huffington Post) centers on a group of Detroit autoworkers as they confront the eroding manufacturing industry. Steve H. Broadnax III, who directed the theatre's critically-acclaimed staging of The Mountaintop in 2016, returns for the production. Skeleton Crew opens on June 13 and has already extended to July 15 on the Steinbright Stage at People's Light. (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...)

New Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces eight productions for its 2017-2018 season, including the premiere of three plays developed in the Alley All New Festival. (more...)

Tony Winner Glenn Close to Star in Upcoming Thriller SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Glenn Close, who recently made her return to Broadway in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-wining play A DELICATE BALANCE, will star in the upcoming thriller SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/19/2015 - GIGI, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two strong leading ladies bring THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and GIGI to Broadway tonight! (more...)

Virginia Rep Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART At The Hanover Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Virginia Rep opens the Southern Gothic comedy Crimes of the Heart on Friday, July 20 at the Hanover Tavern, the final show of the 2017-18 Hanover Season. Written by Beth Henley, this American theatre classic follows the Magrath sisters as they reunite to escape their past in the hopes of a better tomorrow, however, their present reality offers hilarious and troublesome obstacles.This Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a touching and irreverent look at sisterhood and what it means to find yourself amidst despair. The show runs through August 26, 2018 at the Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069. (more...)

Azudi Onyejekwe, Andrew Samonsky and More Among Additional Cast and Creative Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced casting and creative team additions to the 2018 season including Tony Award winners Natasha Katz and Clint Ramos, as well as details on additional programming and special events for the 2018 summer season. (more...)

Three Southern Women Stand Up For What They Believe In This Summer at Live Ink
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Live Ink Theatre is pleased to announce a lively staged reading of "Lillian, Paula. Carson" a play by John Barrow on Wednesday, June 28th, 8 pm, at Amelia Community Theatre's Studio 209. Directed by Ron Kurtz and performed by Fran Hindsley, Sadie LaManna and Sinda Nichols, the play had its' world preview in March at The Morningside Players in NYC. Set in 1953 in Northern Georgia, this inspiring and enlightening drama gives us a unique view inside the hearts and mind of three brilliant women: Lillian Smith, best selling novelist of "Strange Fruit", and a strong opponent of segregation in the South; Paula Snelling, Lillian's long-term companion and co-editor with Lillian of the magazine 'South Today', and CarsonMcCullers, novelist and playwright (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The second company completing its residency this spring is Our Voices Theater, presenting the world premiere of Obie Award winner Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT, directed by Kim Weild, running now through June 17, 2017. Shows take place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Premiere THE GAVONES OF PHILADELPHIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Set in Philadelphia - a comedy - an Italian American family - combining funerals, bookmakers, a bank robbery, family loyalty and disloyalty, embezzlement, family secrets and food, lots of food! The six roles will be played by Art Tedesco as Tony, Meredith Gray (his wife), Riley Carson Lewis (their son); Mary's two brothers will be played by Ed Chavez and Owen Reed, and Marc Lynch plays Danny, an enforcer for a local bookie. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOUNTAIN VIEW Offers a Pleasing Escape
by Joseph Baker - Jul 20, 2015

It's hard to reconcile the name of the title character in MOUNTAIN VIEW with that of its author. 'Jocate' seems a variation on Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' (when will Appalachian characters have names like 'Sue' or 'Nancy'?), while author 'Teri Feigelson' suggests a world entirely alien to cabins and mountain ledges. Yet, everything seems to come together in Playhouse on the Square's production of the winner of the 2013 NewWorks Playwriting Competition, currently being staged at TheatreWorks. In fact, with its gentle, wistful tone and incorporation of original, tonally related songs, MOUNTAIN VIEW evokes a film from some years ago, the little-seen but much-lauded SONGCATCHER, with turn-of-the-century musicologist Janet McTeer finding substance and artistry in Appalachian music (along with a romantic interlude with a hirsute Aidan Quinn in one of his last leading man roles). It even reminded me of (now nearly forgotten) Bobbie Gentry's concept album DELTA SWEETE, with the artist's songs depicting the characters and area she knew as a girl. (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...)

The Washington Stage Guild presents Area Premiere Of SEE ROCK CITY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

The Washington Stage Guild offers a warm and touching tale of young love with the Washington area premiere of See Rock City by Arlene Hutton. It is the height of World War II, and Raleigh and May, the young couple from last season's uplifting hit Last Train to Nibroc, have returned home to Kentucky to figure out their lives. Their two very different mothers have plenty of ideas for them, but the war's progression affects them all, and leads to a heartwarming, bittersweet conclusion. (more...)

All Aboard The Washington Stage Guild's LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild continues its 30th anniversary season with a pearl of a romantic comedy, Arlene Hutton's charming LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC. On the train carrying F. Scott Fitzgerald's and Nathaniel West's coffins across the country, a young couple, each returning home from unexpected disappointment, begins a journey to life together that takes several detours, in this WWII-era story of thwarted dreams that lead to unexpected opportunities.  (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...)

Players Club of Swarthmore Presents THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Just in time to end the winter season, The Players Club of Swarthmore presents an American classic The Member of the Wedding, March 16-31, for 10 performances on the PCS Main Stage at 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore. George Mulford directs this timeless classic by Carson McCullers (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Reflections in a Golden Eye). Buy tickets online at www.pcstheater.org. (more...)

Connecticut Women Attend the Second Women's Voices Theater Festival Held in D.C.
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 18, 2018

Connecticut women attend Voices Festival in DC; Playwright Initiative at Ivoryton; International Women's Day Readings at Westport (more...)

Site-Specific SUGAR RAY to Play New Harlem Besame Restaurant, 2/26-3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Sugar Ray Robinson was, pound for pound, the greatest boxer of all time. In his 25-year professional career, from 1940 to 1965, he was boxing history's first winner of five divisional championships (in the middle weight and welterweight divisions). (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts International Women's Day Event Featuring Joanna Gleason and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will host the second annual 'Letters to Our Daughters,' a free-of-charge event to celebrate International Women's Day, on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. A diverse group of 13 women, including Tony Award winners Joanna Gleason and Judith Ivey, and 'This Is Us' series regular Susan Kelechi Watson, will read essays and poems written by female authors on global women's issues. (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Building on the Blaine County School District's mission of inspiring, engaging, educating and empowering every student, Company of Fools announces the 21st year of Stages of Wonder-an in-school dramatic arts program that has served as the theatre curriculum in local elementary schools since 1997. (more...)

Special Preview of Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik's New Musical Added to 2017 Alley All New Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Alley Theatre announces an added Late Night Preview featuring excerpts from the new musical Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers by Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik. The special 50-minute presentation is part of the previously announced lineup of readings and workshop performances, all taking place February 2-12 at the Alley All New Festival. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made now at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713-220-5700. All workshop performances and readings are free and open to the public. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of Serenbe's TITANIC On BroadwayWorld's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scene's of Serenbe's acclaimed production of Titanic the Musical - set on an actual lake featuring a sinking cruise liner at each performance!  (more...)

Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik's 'LOVER, BELOVED' Gets Houston Workshop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

As a part of Alley All New, the Alley Theatre announces two workshop presentations of the new musical in progress Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers tonight, August 23 (7:30 p.m.), and August 26 (8:00 p.m.) in the Texas Room. (more...)

Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik's 'LOVER, BELOVED' Gets Houston Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

As a part of Alley All New, the Alley Theatre announces two workshop presentations of the new musical in progress Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers on August 23 (7:30 p.m.) and August 26 (8:00 p.m.) in the Texas Room. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING at Williamstown Theatre Festival Takes Berkshire Audiences On An Unexpected Journey
by Marc Savitt - Aug 13, 2018

The journey takes us to a small southern town, 1945. More precisely, to the kitchen and adjacent back yard of the Addams family on the eve of a wedding. The action plays out over a few days in late August and tells the story of 12-year-old tomboy Frankie. Frankie's mother died when she was born, and her father is distant. Her closest companions are the family's African American maid, Berenice Sadie Brown, and her six-year-old cousin, John Henry West. She is awkward, has no friends, and dreams of going away with her brother and his bride-to-be. (more...)

Piehole's SKI END and Our Voices' SOOT AND SPIT to Hit New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Additional Details For 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2018

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced details about additional programming and events for the 2018 summer season. (more...)

Eden Espinosa, Rachel Tucker, Chita Rivera, and More Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced additional casting for the 2018 summer season, including Eden Espinosa, Samira Wiley, Krysta Rodriguez, Rachel Tucker, and many more.  It was also announced that two-time Tony Award® winner Chita Rivera will perform a one-night-only solo concert benefitting Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play & Musical Development Initiative.  (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...)

THE BIG BANG THEORY's Johnny Galecki Boards Paramount's Horror Prequel RINGS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

According to Deadline, THE BIG BANG THEORY star Johnny Galecki has signed on for Paramount's upcoming horror prequel RINGS, the third film in the 'horror franchise about a cursed videotape that kills a viewer within seven days.' (more...)

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