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Brooks Atkinson Theatre (New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.

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This heartfelt classic is set in 1936 during the late summer in the sweeping landscape of Western Iowa at a time of drought. Cattle are "down and out" on the Curry ranch and temperatures are a stifling 104 degrees at night. As the relentless sun scorches the grasses' verdure and desperation creeps into the characters' lives, a young woman's search for love begins when a picaresque stranger with a "mellifluous tongue" enters and claims that he can bring rain.



Nash, who was born and raised in South Philadelphia, conceived the play after a trip through the drought-ridden Southwest during the summer of 1951. He met a dirt-covered eight-year-old boy at a filling station who was clutching a long, forked stick. It hadn't rained in a long time. Nash noticed that the boy shook the stick at the sky every few minutes. When he asked what the stick was for, the boy simply answered, "Rain."



Music City Confidential: Why BOYS IN THE BAND Still Resonates
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2018

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Meet the Cast of THE NAP- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Sep 5, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2018-2019 season has kicked off with the American premiere of The Nap, get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

59E59 Theaters Hosts the World Premiere of GOODBODY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

59E59 Theaters welcomes the world premiere of GOODBODY, written by J.C. Ernst and directed by Melissa Firlit. (more...)

Thursday 5(+1): Six Gentlemen From the Nashville Premiere of THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2018

It's the day of the show, y'all: The Nashville premiere of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band is tonight - at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue in The Nations - and six of the actors portraying Crowley's now-iconic characters took time from tech week to answer questions about their processes and to offer their reasons for why you should come see the show. (more...)

BoHo Theatre Announces Cast of 110 in the Shade
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

BoHo Theatre brings its 2018 season to a close with the classic musical romance 110 IN THE SHADE with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (the songwriting team of THE FANTASTICKS and I DO! I DO!), and book by N. Richard Nash, based on his play The Rainmaker. (more...)

Drayton Entertainment Announces 2019 Season - NEWSIES, ROCKY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Drayton Entertainment will present a knockout playbill in 2019 packed with Broadway blockbusters, hilarious comedies, stirring tributes, fun-filled family musicals and a few more dramas than in previous seasons. Artistic Director Alex Mustakas continues his bid to bring a wide variety of crowd-pleasing productions to the award-winning charitable not-for-profit theatre organization's seven stages throughout Ontario. (more...)

Teatro Vista Announces Full AMERICAN JORNALERO Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

American Jornalero, a Chicago premiere by Ed Cardona Jr. about a group of Latinx immigrant day laborers who are confronted by self-styled America First vigilantes, is Teatro Vista's official entry in DESTINOS, the 2nd Chicago Latino International Theatre Festival. (more...)

MARY PAGE MARLOWE Announces Complete Casting, Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

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

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Comes to San Jose Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season "Truth & Illusion" East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage!  Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", & "Wig in a Box". Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries!  (more...)

The Stage's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Begins Previews May 30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season "Truth & Illusion" East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage!  Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", & "Wig in a Box". Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries! (more...)

BWW Interview: Renaissance Man James Morrison SPILLing on Choosing Roles That Feed His Soul
by Gil Kaan - May 15, 2018

L.A. Theatre Works will be west coast premiering Leigh Fondakowski's SPILL May 17 through May 20, 2018. We had the opportunity to chat with an L.A. Theatre Works' frequent collaborator, actor James Morrison on his current and past involvement with L.A. Theatre Works. (more...)

The Mountain Play Presents MAMMA MIA! Featuring The Music Of ABBA
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Mountain Play, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience is proud to present Mamma Mia! for its 105th Season. Directed by Jay Manley, Musical Direction by Jon Gallo, and Choreography by Nicole Helfer and Zoe Swenson-Graham. (more...)

Just Announced: The Cast Of PERFECT WEDDING!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon, May 10 - August 12, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for this international hit farce are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER Returns In A New Production From Blackfriars And The Storm Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre celebrates their 20th anniversary with a new production of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, co-producing with The Storm Theatre Company, opening April 27, 2018 in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. (more...)

Alexandra Silber to Lead CAMELOT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company today announces the cast of Lerner and Loewe's multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from May 22 through July 1, concluding STC's 2017-2018 mainstage season. (more...)

The 20th Annual Sarasota Film Festival Announces Eric Stoltz's CLASS RANK As Opening Night Film
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) today announced Golden Globe-nominated and Independent Spirit Award-nominated Eric Stoltz's coming-of-age comedy CLASS RANK as its Opening Night film and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning Rory Kennedy's ABOVE AND BEYOND: NASA'S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW as its Closing Night film for the 20th anniversary edition. The festival also announced that renowned actor Steve Guttenberg and Academy Award-nominated actress Virginia Madsen will be honored with Career Achievement Awards during the closing weekend. (more...)

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents KING LEAR Starring George Ball
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company memberGeorge Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter). (more...)

Harvey Schmidt, Legendary Composer of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE & More Dies at 88
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that legendary composer Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!)  passed away last night in Texas at 88 years of age. A family only funeral will take place in Texas next week, with a New York memorial to come at a future date. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Harvey Schmidt Reminisces on His Legendary Career in the Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier today, legendary composer Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!) passed away last night in Texas at 88 years of age. A family only funeral will take place in Texas next week, with a New York memorial to come at a future date. (more...)

Photo Flash: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks San Jose Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season 'Truth & Illusion' East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage! Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; 'Tear Me Down', 'The Origin of Love', 'Sugar Daddy', & 'Wig in a Box'. Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries! (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...)

Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In July (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Photo Flash: 110 IN THE SHADE Comes to Theatrical Outfit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

This spring, Theatrical Outfit proudly presents 110 in the Shade, the sizzling Broadway musical adaptation of the beloved classic play The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash with music and lyrics from the duo behind The Fantasticks, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Directed by Artistic Director Tom Key with musical direction by S. Renee Clark (Big Fish, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill) and choreography by Angela Harris, The Outfit's 110 in the Shade features a diverse ensemble of fifteen performers and concludes Theatrical Outfit's 2017- 2018 Season of Character. (more...)

PULA! BOTSWANA ON BROADWAY Performs for Two Days Only this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

Battery Dance presents a dance theatre musical, PULA! Botswana on Broadway, sponsored by the Botswana Tourism Organisation, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 3pm and 8pm and Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8pm at The PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway, NYC. Tickets start at $40 and are available at www.botswanaonbroadway.com. (more...)

New Titles Coming to Amazon Prime this August
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Several new titles are headed to Amazon Prime this August! See below for a complete list! (more...)

Battery Dance Presents PULA! Botswana On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Battery Dance presents a dance theatre musical, PULA! Botswana on Broadway, sponsored by the Botswana Tourism Organisation, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 3pm and 8pm and Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8pm at The PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway, NYC. Tickets start at $40 and are available at www.botswanaonbroadway.com. (more...)

Buck Creek Players Presents The Classic American Play THE RAINMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Buck Creek Players brings hope and beauty to the stage this summer with N. Richard Nash's classic American play, The Rainmaker, opening on Friday, August 3rd, and continuing for a limited two-weekend run through Sunday, August 12th. Curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. (more...)

Review Roundup: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Virginia Stage Company
by Leah Windahl - Jan 26, 2018

Virginia Stage Company presents PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, based on the 1813 novel by Jane Austen, and adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE opened January 17th and runs through February 4th. (more...)

Tanna Frederick To Star In SOUTH OF HOPE STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Sci-Fi Thriller from Filmmaker Jane Spencer Currently Lensing in Zurich (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...)

Denzel Washington, Laurie Metcalf, Pasek & Paul Among Theater Stars Nominated for 90th Annual OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 23, 2018

The nominations for the 90th Annual ACADEMY AWARDS were announced this morning on a global live stream. Find out which of your favorite theater stars received a nomination! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. Presents Salon: JOHN GRISHAM, ARKANSAS RAINMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, returns to its popular Southern Literary Salon for a look at the Jonesboro native and attorney-turned-master of the legal thriller: John Grisham. (more...)

VIDEO: HOMELAND's Claire Danes Discusses the Cast's 'Spy Camp'
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2018

On Last Night's Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 'Homeland' star Claire Danes says the coolest part of preparing for her role as Carrie Mathison is the annual weekend getaway to meet actual members of the intelligence community. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For 105th Annual Mountain Play MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Mamma Mia! which will inject the San Francisco Bay Area with a dose of Abba elation this May. (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...)

AH, WILDERNESS! Begins Performances At The Sheen Center For Thought & Culture, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and the Storm Theatre presents a new production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness!, directed by Peter Dobbins (The Rainmaker), it was announced today. Performances begin on January 25 for a run through February 17 in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening night is set for January 26 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Win 2 Tickets to HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD And A Meet and Greet
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Bid to win 2 tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child plus a cast meet & greet hosted by Angela Reed! (more...)

BWW Review: The Authentic African Experience Explodes Onstage with PULA! Botswana on Broadway
by Cindy Sibilsky - Aug 29, 2018

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Photo Flash: First Look at PULA! Botswana on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at PULA! Botswana on Broadway which had its final performance last night at the Sony Playsation Theatre! Check out photos below! (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Set for 6 Performance Run at Barbershop Theatre 9/27-10/1
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 22, 2018

Nine Nashville area actors have been cast in the upcoming production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band, which will play six performances at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue, in a production helmed by veteran director Jeffrey Ellis, who is known throughout Tennessee as a leading theater journalist and critic. (more...)

BWW Review: RAINMAKER Makes a Splash at Buck Creek Players
by The Marriage Matinee - Aug 11, 2018

A period of intense drought hardly seems the breeding ground for either hilarity or romance, but RAINMAKER somehow manages to make a drought the perfect setting for both. Its fast-paced dialogue and intense characters help it strike a balance of fun and thought-provoking moments. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER Begins Performances Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre celebrates their 20th anniversary with a new production of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, co-producing with The Storm Theatre Company.Performances begin on April 27 with opening night scheduled for May 5 in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. (more...)

Brief 4/27: Chita Rivera Award Nominations, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 27, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Chita Rivera Award nominations are announced, and more! (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). (more...)

A Reconstructed ROMEO AND JULIET Comes to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

People's Light proudly presents an inventive, intimate version of one of Shakespeare's most timeless plays. In Romeo & Juliet: A Requiem, the parents, Friar, and Nurse recreate the passion and recklessness of their star-crossed children to face their culpability and seek redemption. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER Begins Performances Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre celebrates their 20th anniversary with a new production of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, co-producing with The Storm Theatre Company.Performances begin on April 27 with opening night scheduled for May 5 in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents Two Jews Walk into a War…, April 28-May 20, 2018 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $37-$67 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

Just Announced: The Cast Of PERFECT WEDDING!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon, May 10 - August 12, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for this international hit farce are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. (more...)

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