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Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Presents AMERICAN HERO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of Drama Desk award-winner Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO to Portland audiences starting October 4, 2016. Directed by Shawn Lee, this comedy takes a look at the struggles and perseverance of the American working class through the lens of a franchise-owned sandwich shop. AMERICAN HERO runs through October 30 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

David Rabe's New Play VISITING EDNA, Starring Debra Monk, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 41st season, the first curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, with the moving and enthralling world premiere of Visiting Edna by renowned American playwright David Rabe (Streamers, Good for Otto). (more...)

Debra Monk to Lead VISITING EDNA at Steppenwolf Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that Debra Monk will play the title role in VISITING EDNA, a world premiere play by David Rabe, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Presents AMERICAN HERO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of Drama Desk award-winner Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO to Portland audiences starting October 4, 2016. Directed by Shawn Lee, this comedy takes a look at the struggles and perseverance of the American working class through the lens of a franchise-owned sandwich shop. AMERICAN HERO runs through October 30 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

Laurie Metcalf & Chris Cooper Will Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, will come to Broadway next spring in a production directed by Tony Award®-winner Sam Gold. A wildly inventive new American play that picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes, A Doll's House, Part 2 will boast an all-star cast that features three-time Emmy Award-winner and three-time Tony Award®-nominee Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper, Tony Award®-winner Jayne Houdyshelland two-time Tony Award®-nominee Condola Rashad. Beginning preview performances at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on Saturday, April 1, 2017, this 16-week engagement will officially open on Thursday, April 27. (more...)


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Artists Repertory Theatre Presents AMERICAN HERO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of Drama Desk award-winner Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO to Portland audiences starting October 4, 2016. Directed by Shawn Lee, this comedy takes a look at the struggles and perseverance of the American working class through the lens of a franchise-owned sandwich shop. AMERICAN HERO runs through October 30 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

Iama Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of UNBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Ovation Award-winning IAMA THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to present the World Premiere of UNBOUND, written by D.G. Watson and directed by Jennifer Chambers.  (more...)

Mary Beth Fisher and James Vincent Meredith to Star in ROZ AND RAY at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42st season with the world premiere of Roz and Ray, written by Karen Hartman and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Roz and Ray features Mary Beth Fisher (Roz) and James Vincent Meredith (Ray). This World Premiere runs November 11 - December 11, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, November 18, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Iama Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of UNBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Ovation Award-winning IAMA THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to present the World Premiere of UNBOUND, written by D.G. Watson and directed by Jennifer Chambers. (more...)

Mary Beth Fisher and James Vincent Meredith Star in ROZ AND RAY, Beginning Tonight at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42st season with the world premiere of Roz and Ray, written by Karen Hartman and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Roz and Ray features Mary Beth Fisher (Roz) and James Vincent Meredith (Ray). This World Premiere runs tonight, November 11, through December 11, 2016, with the press performance today, November 18, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: THE HUMANS' Jayne Houdyshell & Reed Birney Find the Roles of a Lifetime
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2016

Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney play husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake in Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, earned six Tony nominations, including nods for the duo (Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). Check out why they couldn't be happier below! (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Rose Leslie and Stage Vet Sara Stewart to Lead CONTRACTIONS at the Crucible
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

GAME OF THRONES star Rose Leslie and stage and screen actress Sara Stewart will star in Mike Barlett's CONTRACTIONS at the Crucible this summer. (more...)

Lanford Wilson's Powerful BOOK OF DAYS to Close DMT's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is excited to announce the final show in our Revelations Season: BOOK OF DAYS, a gripping study of a small town murder mystery by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Lanford Wilson. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Sends Premiere Production of SAM AND DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT to New York
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Produced by The Custom Made Theatre Co., Inc., of San Francisco with Executive Producers William and Ruth Isenberg, SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT begins performances on Thursday, March 9 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 1 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues) in Manhattan. Press opening is Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Playwright Ayad Akhtar and More Slated for Huntington's THE WHO & THE WHAT Special Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of The Who & the What the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Starring Lenny Henry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Bruce Norris' new translation of Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by Simon Evans with design by Peter McKintosh. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. and EXIT Theatre present a Workshop Production of YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This April, You'll Not Feel the Drowning - written by Marissa Skudlarek and directed by Gabriel A. Ross - is the first play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their new play development program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with EXIT Theatre with the goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage.  (more...)

Custom Made Stages New Play Development Winner, Skudlarek's YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING Opens 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

You'll Not Feel The Drowning, written by Marissa Skudlarek  and  directed by Gabriel A. Ross, is the first play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their New Play Development Program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with the EXIT Theatre with the goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage.  (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co. Extends Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

 The Huntington Theatre Company will present the provocative and moving drama The Who & the What by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Milk Like Sugar, Becoming Cuba). Performances begin Friday, March 31 and by popular demand the production has been extended through May 7, 2017 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.  (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 6, 2016

Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney play husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake in Stephen Karam's The Humans. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, earned six Tony nominations, including nods for the duo (Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). Before the big day, they checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about how they're holding up! (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Debra Monk to Lead VISITING EDNA at Steppenwolf Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that Debra Monk will play the title role in VISITING EDNA, a world premiere play by David Rabe, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Rose Leslie & Sara Stewart for CONTRACTIONS at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

GAME OF THRONES star Rose Leslie and stage and screen actress Sara Stewart will star in Mike Barlett's CONTRACTIONS at the Crucible this summer under the direction of Lisa Blair. Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

THE HUMANS' Jayne Houdyshell Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Jayne Houdyshell has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her role of Deirdre Blake in Roundabout Theatre Company's THE HUMANS. (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Premiere Kristoffer Diaz's Basketball Drama REGGIE HOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The culmination of a year-long Playwright Residency Program, the first of its kind at Temple University, Kristoffer Diaz's Reggie Hoops receives its world premiere performances January 31-February 12 in Randall Theater. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Premiere Kristoffer Diaz's Basketball Drama REGGIE HOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The culmination of a year-long Playwright Residency Program, the first of its kind at Temple University, Kristoffer Diaz's Reggie Hoops receives its world premiere performances January 31-February 12 in Randall Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE LIGHT YEARS
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 24, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will soon present THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. The production will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mia Barron in HURRICANE DIANE at TRT
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 17, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Mia Barron about her career and Two River Theater's production of 'Hurricane Diane' that is now onstage through February 12th. The show is a commissioned world premiere written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. The production features choreography by Sonya Tayeh and original music by The Bengsons. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Debate Society's THE LIGHT YEARS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The world premiere production of The Light Years, written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society, is currently in previews at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, March 13, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, April 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present 2016 PTC@Play Festival of New Work
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the 2016 PTC@Play Festival of New Work celebrating the American playwright in Philadelphia on March 3-6 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.  The festival will present staged readings showcasing three new plays by national and local talent including new work by Mark St. Germain, Philadelphia playwright Sam Henderson, and playwright/performer Rinne Groff.  A new addition to PTC@Play will be an evening of short plays, all written and rehearsed within one twenty-four hour period.  All events are free. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces the extension of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky now runs through February 19, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional premiere of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark). (more...)

Family Time! Meet the Full Cast of Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2016

The Broadway production of Stephen Karam's much-raved-about new play, THE HUMANS opens tonight, February 18, 2016. Directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and featuring its entire acclaimed off-Broadway cast, THE HUMANS plays performances at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and the production! (more...)

Hannah Bos Brings Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

Tony Winner Blair Brown Joins Cast of Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today acclaimed stage and screen actor Blair Brown will join the cast of Mary Page Marlowe as one of the seven actors sharing the role of Mary over the span of her life (more...)

Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

David Rabe's New Play VISITING EDNA, Starring Debra Monk, Sets Dates at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 41st season, the first curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, with the moving and enthralling world premiere of Visiting Edna by renowned American playwright David Rabe (Streamers, Good for Otto). (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

Cast Announced For Revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART
by Marianka Swain - Aug 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for first major revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART, nearly 20 years after its Royal Court premiere, co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre. Blue Heart brings them together to work again with key creatives David Mercatali and Angela Davies, who have worked on previous projects with both organisations. The play runs at Tobacco Factory Theatres 22 September-1 October, and at the Orange Tree Theatre 13 October-19 November. (more...)

BWW Review: Anita Gillette Takes Celia Keenan-Bolger Through Time in Bruce Norris' A PARALLELOGRAM
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2017

'If you knew in advance exactly what was going to happen in your life, and how everything was going to turn out, and if you knew you couldn't do anything to change it, would you still want to go on with your life?' (more...)

Boundless Theatre Company to Stage NYC Premiere of Octavio Solis' PROSPECT, 5/19-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Boundless Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Octavio Solis' PROSPECT, directed by Elena Araoz (Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project) at the 64E 4th Street Theater (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), May 19-June 5 with performances on Thu 5/19, Wed 5/25, Thu 5/26 & Thu 6/2 at 7pm, Fri 5/20, Sat 5/21, Fri 5/27, Fri 6/3 & Sat 6/4 at 8pm, Sun 5/22 & 6/5 at 3pm, and Sat 6/4 at 2pm. Tickets ($18) are available online atwww.boundlesstheatre.org or by calling 212-868-4444.  (more...)

The Family's Back Together- Meet the Cast of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 27, 2017

A Doll's House, Part 2 opens tonight, April 27, at the John Golden Theatre.  Produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Tony Award®-winner Sam Gold, this wildly inventive new American play picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes. In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event - when Nora slams the door on everything in her life - instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Get to know the cast before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

CTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced separate co-commissioning partnerships with four internationally renowned theatres. (more...)

Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Tapped as Associate Artist with CTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has shared that Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro is one of three celebrated artists to be invited into an expanded relationship with the Center Theatre Group (CTG) in Los Angeles. CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced today Shapiro, as well as Matthew Bourne and Danai Gurira, will be Associate Artists with the company. (more...)

Lanford Wilson's Powerful BOOK OF DAYS to Close DMT's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is excited to announce the final show in our Revelations Season: BOOK OF DAYS, a gripping study of a small town murder mystery by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Lanford Wilson. (more...)

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