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Rattlestick Announces Casting for F*ck!ng Good Plays Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER (Daniella Topol, Artistic Director; Annie Middleton, Managing Director) and ROSALIND PRODUCTIONS INC. (Abigail Rose Solomon, Executive Producer) are proud to announce casting for their annual F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL, which begins tonight, May 7, 2018 and will run through May 12 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Starship Boobieprize and STAR CHIX Soars into Dunedin Community Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 6, 2018

If you're expecting dramatic works like Jekyll & Hyde, The Miracle Worker, or The Tempest (though there was some unexpected Shakespeare - 'cause why not), then you didn't read the title on the playbill. This was a 120-minute journey into the unknown... a galaxy far, far away on Starship Boobieprize. (more...)

The Sun's on its Way Out at the Muny with the Complete Cast and Creative of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 -25.  (more...)

InProximity Theatre Co Announces Directors & Casts for 2nd Annual Project W Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

InProximity Theatre Company (Jolie Curtsinger, Laurie Schaefer Fenton, Co-Artistic Directors) is proud to announce the cast for this year's second annual PROJECT W Theatre Festival which includes work by Darcy Parker Bruce, Mathilde Dratwa, Christina Gorman, Donna Hoke, Kara Emily Krantz and recently added Ann Marie Shea. PROJECT W Theatre Festival will take place June 4-9, 2018 with readings starting June 5, and will kick-off with an opening night, invite-only party on June 4, 2018 at Town Stages (5 White Street). (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild Presents TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel uses memorable characters to explore civil rights and racism in segregated Depression-era Mississippi in 1935. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20
by Audition Roundup - May 20, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 20, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

BWW Review: SLICES OF LIFE Debut at One Act Weekend at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 19, 2018

Out of the hundreds of submissions received, eight short plays were selected for their Florida debut at Carrollwood Players Theatre's One Act Weekend, May 18-20. Produced by Victoria Richards and David Fraga, One Act Weekend was like going to a taste testing before a wedding. You get to sample a bunch of different flavors to decide your favorite. (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Cast to Host Midnight Performance of THREE TALL WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Edward Albee's Three Tall Women will play a special Midnight Performance as a benefit for The Actors Fund. The production, directed by Joe Mantello, opened on Broadway on March 29 to ecstatic reviews. Last week, Mantello's production of The Boys in the Band started previews on Broadway. To celebrate their director and the vital work of The Actors Fund, the entire cast of The Boys in the Band will host the Midnight Performance of Three Tall Women, (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 3, 2018
by - Mar 3, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

John James to Star in THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

???????Golden Globe nominee John James headlines the cast of William Gibson's The Miracle Worker at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director). James is best known for playing "Jeff Colby" in the primetime soap Dynasty and its spinoff series The Colbys.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Thom Babbes Discusses A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by Don Grigware - Mar 2, 2018

Thom Babbes credits at Actors Co-op include Summer and Smoke, Ah, Wilderness (Best Director/StageSceneLA), The Miracle Worker and Wait Until Dark.  He has directed workshop productions of new works, Dietrich (based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer) by John Martins III, The Real Real Thing by Frank Higgins and Washington Irvine's Sketchbook by Frank Higgins and Southhamton County (based on Nat Turner's slave rebellion) which Mr. Babbes wrote.  Other credits:  Sun City by Jim Geoghan at Stella Adler Theater, Hollywood.  A writer as well, Mr. Babbes recently adapted William Saroyan's novel The Human Comedy for the stage.  Screenplays include Deadly Dreams and Body Chemistry (Concorde New Horizons), The Audition - A Short Film (Co-Writer - Winner Best Screenplay & Best Comedy 2008 - 168 Hour Film Festival), X-treme Weekend - Short Film (Co-Writer, screened at multiple fests USA and Canada.)  Insurrection (Samuelson Prods.), Bleeding Writing and Arithmetic (Kings Road Ent.), The Substutute (Apollo Pictures), Island of Lonely Men (Sotela Pictures). (more...)

Cast Announced For Development Reading Of KING OF THE JEWS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

???????National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), the longest consecutively producing theatre in the United States and the world's oldest continuously operating Yiddish theatre company, announced the stellar cast for its upcoming FREE developmental reading of King of the Jews on Monday, March 5th at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Pl. NY, NY 10280. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors Co-op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII.  A Man for All Seasons opens tonight, Friday, March 2 at 8:00 pm, and will run through Sunday, April 15 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Jenn Colella & Katrina Lenk Will Announce 2017-18 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations April 24th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is proud to announce Broadway's 'Come From Away' star Jenn Colella along with 'The Band's Visit' sensation Katrina Lenk will announce the nominees for the 2017-18 season on Tuesday, April 24th (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...)

Meet the Cast of THREE TALL WOMEN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 1, 2018

Previews begin today for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Virgina Stage Company presents Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Virginia Stage Company opens the new year with Jane Austen's most popular literary novel, Pride and Prejudice. Directed by Virginia Stage Company Producing Artistic Director, Tom Quaintance, Pride and Prejudice will sweep you away with its witty, fast-paced exploration of expectations that has become the template for modern romance. Fans of the novel will be thrilled with this faithful adaptation of the story. (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...)

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...)

Ronald Rand Will Represent The United States In The 8th Edition Of The THEATRE OLYMPICS in India
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand has been invited to represent the United States in the Theatre Olympics, performing as Harold Clurman in his celebrated one-man show, 'LET IT BE ART! Harold Clurman's Life of Passion' in Delhi at the prestigious Kamani Auditorium on February 25th, and at the Kalagram Theatre in Bangalore, India on February 27th, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Riveting Drama THE MIRACLE WORKER is at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 28, 2018

Much like how her youth predecessor Maggie Gamson captivated us in The Diary of Anne Frank, Kaedin is a name you won't soon forget. Though she says but one word, this twelve-year actress evokes emotional complexity with looks and guttural sounds as Helen Keller in Carrollwood Players Theatre's Mainstage production, The Miracle Worker. (more...)

THE IN[HEIR]ITANCE PROJECT Brings Five Genesis Plays To The 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

THE IN HEIR ITANCE PROJECT and THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y are pleased to present THE GENESIS PLAYS, created in a collaborative process led by Jon Adam Ross and directed by Chantal Pavageaux. THE GENESIS PLAYS, a collection of plays inspired by stories in the book of Genesis, will perform in rep during a three-week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E 14th St at 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003) and are funded with generous support by The Covenant Foundation. Performances begin Tuesday, May 1st and continue through Friday, May 18, 2018. Tickets are $18 (or see three plays for $14 each with a Flex Pass) and are now available online at www.14streety.org. (more...)

The In[heir]itance Project Brings Five Genesis Plays To The 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

THE IN[HEIR]ITANCE PROJECT and THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y are pleased to present THE GENESIS PLAYS, created in a collaborative process led by Jon Adam Ross and directed by Chantal Pavageaux. THE GENESIS PLAYS, a collection of plays inspired by stories in the book of Genesis, will perform in rep during a three-week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E 14th St at 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003) and are funded with generous support by The Covenant Foundation. Performances begin Tuesday, May 1st and continue through Friday, May 18, 2018.  Tickets are $18 (or see three plays for $14 each with a Flex Pass) and are now available online at www.14streety.org (more...)

World Premiere of MAGELLANICA Comes to Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

???????Artists Rep presents the World Premiere of Magellanica, by E.M. Lewis, directed by Damaso Rodriguez from January 20 through February 18 on the theatre's Morrison Stage. Magellanica is a five-part epic play written by Oregon playwright E.M. Lewis. This production is made possible through major funding from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) Creative Heights Initiative and the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Magellanica is a part of Portland's Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. (more...)

STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT Comes to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance present Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, performed January 27-March 3, 2018 in the BlackBox Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. Tickets may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act will be performed in repertory with Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz as part of New Rep's Statements of Survival Series. (more...)

Casting Announced For CSUSM Production Of Lauren Gunderson's I & YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

California State University San Marcos School of the Arts presents Lauren Gunderson's uplifting and provocative I & YOU, directed by Jason Heil. This is part of the 2017-18 Season that includes The Woman in Black, The Bald Soprano, Waiting for My Summer and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. (more...)

Cast Announced for BROADWAY VALENTINE at Queens Theatre - Alysha Umphress and Cody Williams; Kyle Dean Massey and Taylor Frey; Stephen Buntrock and Tony Nominee Erin Dill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Queens Theatre (Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director) will present Broadway Valentine, a concert-style revue produced by Stephen DeAngelis exclusively for Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for two performances only on February 17 at 8pm and February 18 at 3pm. (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...)

Media Theatre Announces Broadway Performers Headlining Annual Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

???????The Media Theatre is hosting a special evening Saturday March 3 entitled "There's No Place Like Home", with a one-night-only concert performance from two Broadway performers: Jenny Lee Stern and Nicholas Saverine. The night includes a reception in the theatre's elegant Crystal Room, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Community Achievement Award to Dr. Raymond J. and Mrs. Teresa J. Vivacqua. (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...)

Wilson Directs LITTLE WOMEN – THE BROADWAY MUSICAL for Hendersonville's Actors Point Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 26, 2018

Greg Wilson, artistic director of Actors Point Theatre Company, will direct Little Women - The Broadway Musical, which is based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, running March 8-17. (more...)

Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Previews begin tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Three Tall Women stars two-time Academy Award-winner Glenda Jackson, Tony Award winner, three-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Academy Award nominee Laurie Metcalf, and Tony Award nominee Alison Pill. This production is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and produced by Scott Rudin. Three Tall Women will have an official opening night on Thursday, March 29 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Feature: 2018 ARTS-LOUISVILLE/BROADWAY WORLD THEATRE AWARDS at Art Louisville
by Keith Waits - Feb 26, 2018

On February 19, Arts-Louisville presented the 4thAnnual Arts-Louisville/Broadway World Theatre Awards at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center. An audience of over 150 attended the event. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Opens 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MIRACLE WORKER at Florida Rep is Stunningly Inspirational!
by Emily Yorgey - Feb 23, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre always manages to bring an inspiring sense of wonder to their stage through their productions, and they proved this again with The Miracle Worker. They brought together the well-known, classic true story of Helen Keller and her teacher, phenomenally talented actors, a beautiful set and costumes, and, with a little bit of their Florida Rep magic, created a show that is not to be missed. (more...)

Kate Whoriskey, Ken Rus Schmoll, Savion Glover Announced as Directors for Encores! Off-Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman andJeanine Tesori today announced the directors for the 2018 season, which begins June 27. The popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center will welcome directors Kate Whoriskey, Ken Rus Schmoll, and Savion Glover, all of whom are making their City Center directorial debuts. (more...)

Audio Described Performance Of THE MIRACLE WORKER Announced At Florida Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

???????In addition to the previously announced signed performance, Florida Repertory Theatre is proud to present an audio description service for William Gibson's hopeful and uplifting true story, 'The Miracle Worker' on the same Sunday, March 4 performance at 2 PM in the Historic Arcade Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Lorraine Hansberry's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN at American Stage - An Ageless Classic Done Right
by Peter Nason - Feb 13, 2018

Director L. Peter Callender guides a stellar cast. You won't see a better RAISIN IN THE SUN anywhere. (more...)

Okoboji Summer Theatre Announces Its 61st Season - Stephen Brotebeck Joins as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2018

The Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST) is proud to announce the nine productions for its 2018 season: GODSPELL (By John-Michael Tebelak & Music By Stephen Schwartz) LEAVING IOWA (By Tim Clue and Spike Manton) I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES (By Neil Simon) ANNIE (By Thomas Meehan & Music By Martin Charnin & Charles Strouse) The Miracle Worker (By William Gibson) NOT NOW, DARLING (By Ray Cooney and John Chapman) A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING (By Rodgers & Hammerstein II) OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS (By Joe DiPietro) THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (By Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan. Music By Jeanine Tesori, & Lyrics By Dick Scanlan) (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...)

Broadway's Katrina Lenk Joins the Cast of CBS All Access Drama THE GOOD FIGHT
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

According to Deadline, Katrina Lenk (The Band's Visit) has booked a recurring role on the second season of CBS ALL ACCESS drama series The Good Fight, from THE GOOD WIFE creators Robert and Michelle King. In Season 2, the Chicago murder rate is on the rise, and Diane (Christine Baranski), Lucca (Cush Jumbo), Maia (Rose Leslie) and the rest of the law firm find themselves under psychological assault when a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging. Lenk will play Nafatali Amado, the fiancée of Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker). Lenk currently stars on Broadway in The Band's Visit. She's repped by Brady, Brannon and Rich Talent and Soffer/Namoff Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MIRACLE WORKER at Moorhead High Theatre
by Brian Michaels - Apr 28, 2018

Moorhead High Theatre Presents The Miracle Worker. (more...)

George Washington's Teeth Opens at Florida Repertory Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre will present an audio described performance on May 9 at 2 PM of Mark St. Germain's 'George Washington's Teeth' and a signed performance on May 13 at 2 PM. (more...)

VIDEO: Jenn Colella and Katrina Lenk Announce The Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Come From Away star Jenn Colella and The Band's Visit sensation Katrina Lenk announced the nominees for the 2017-18 Outer Critics Circle Awards today, April 24th in the Oak Room at New York's renown Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street. Check out the video below! (more...)

THREE TALL WOMEN Adds Midnight Performance to Benefit Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Producer Scott Rudin announced today a special Midnight Performance for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women on Thursday, May 17 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), which will be a one-night-only benefit for The Actors Fund. The first Broadway production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece stars two-time Academy Award®-winner Glenda Jackson, Tony Award® winner, three-time Emmy Award® winner, and 2018 Academy Award® nominee Laurie Metcalf, and Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill, and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello. Tickets will be available at actorsfund.org. (more...)

Tune In Tomorrow at 11AM for the Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations- Exclusively at BroadwayWorld!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Come From Away star Jenn Colella and The Band's Visit sensation Katrina Lenk will announce the nominees for the 2017-18 Outer Critics Circle Awards tomorrow, April 24th in the Oak Room at New York's renown Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street. Be sure to check back at 11am to watch BroadwayWorld's exclusive live stream of the announcement! (more...)

Lipscomb University Theatre Unveils 2018-19 Season with TARTUFFE, GODSPELL and more
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 2, 2018

Lipscomb University Theatre has only just announced its 2018-19 season and Beki Baker, chair of the Lipscomb University theatre department, says student response already has shown “an overwhelming amount of excitement.” (more...)

Theater 294, LI Rep Present THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The Long Island Repertory Co. is presenting The Miracle Worker, William Gibson's classic play about Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, from April 20 to May 6 at Theater 294. (more...)

STAGE LIFE to Premiere Off-Broadway Starring Brittney Lee Hamilton, Judy McLane, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel. (more...)

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