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The Shape of Things premiered in London in2001, with direction by LaBute himself. The cast featured Paul Rudd, Rachel Weiz, GretchenMol, and Frederick Weller. The cast reprised their roles in the 2003 movie, also directed by LaBute. The Shape of Things follows the seduction and subsequent make over of hapless English undergradAdam by the provocative anarchistic M.F.A student Evelyn. The Shape of Things is considered the first inwhat is often referred to as LaBute's "Beauty Trilogy."



Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Eagle Theatre Opens Art Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Shape of Things, Eagle Theatre's latest production, opening September 15th, offers more than a night out at the theatre. Fans of visual art with an affinity for "keeping it local" will find it the perfect pairing. Co-Artistic Director Ted Wioncek III explains (more...)

Silk Road Rising Presents the U.S. Premiere of Candace Chong's WILD BOAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Silk Road Rising (Founding Artistic Director Jamil Khoury and Founding Executive Director Malik Gillani) is proud to announce the U.S. Premiere of Wild Boar, written by Candace Chong, translated from Chinese to English by Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, adapted by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, and directed by Helen Young.  (more...)

Company of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Following a successful summer run of Aaron Posner's play Life Sucks, Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre continues this fall with a production of BRIGHT HALF LIFE by playwright Tanya Barfield. Company of Fools' Interim Artistic Director, Ilana Becker, will direct the play, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 14, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

BWW Interview: Devon Mahon - Creating Fusions of Styles
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Sep 21, 2017

Devon Mahon is a delightful actor whom I've seen in several performances, including at Brelby in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Unexpected and at B3 in Droppin' Johns. Earlier this week, I reviewed Brelby's production of his first full-lenghth play, Whisper Sweetly. (more...)

Eagle Theatre presents THE SHAPE OF THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Shape of Things, Eagle Theatre's latest production, opens Friday, September 15th. This razor-sharp dramedy premiered in London, England at the Almedia Theatre in May 2001. By 2003, it was adapted into featured film, starring Paul Rudd, and directed by author, Neil LaBute. Sixteen years later, the play makes its way back to the stage, and with the help of smart phones, updated wardrobe, pop-culture references, and a modern day soundtrack, it is every bit as relevant today. (more...)

Local Artists Set for Pop-Up Exhibit Alongside THE SHAPE OF THINGS at Eagle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

On September 15th, 2017 Eagle Theatre opens The Shape of Things, a fast-paced, razor sharp, 90-minute dramedy, that revels in delightful exploration of the power of art, perception, and deception. (more...)

SHHH...IT'S A SPEAKEASY to Return to the Great Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Rising Sun Performance Company's Founding Artistic Director Akia announced today that they will be bringing back its annual fan favorite for its 7th year. 'Shhh... It's a Speakeasy' will make its return on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 for one night only. (more...)

Reg Rogers-Led AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Begins Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, tonight, October 6, through October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

The Eagle Theatre Immerses Audience, Celebrates Diverse Community with THE SHAPE OF THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

From World Premieres to re-conceptualized Broadway caliber revivals, Eagle Theatre has garnered a reputation for World-Class entertainment. However, despite the organizations ability to take on an eclectic body of material, providing a little something for everyone, one element remains constant throughout each and every production; immerse the audience and celebrate our diverse community. (more...)

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cynthia Erivo & More Join THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall today announced that Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and rising star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and the Beast, Belle) will join the extraordinary line-up of acting talent assembled for The Children's Monologues, a one-night-only theatrical event, presented in New York for the first time, on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. They are part of an all-star cast that has been brought together for this benefit performance, including Charlize Theron, Trevor Noah, James McAvoy, Audra McDonald, Daniel Kaluuya, Daveed Diggs, Ewan McGregor, Javier Mu oz, Susan Sarandon, and Sienna Miller. Also announced today: Tony Award-winning Broadway starCynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) joins leading artists offering musical performances as part of the production. (more...)

Sienna Miller Joins THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES Benefit for Dramatic Need & Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present The Children's Monologues in a one-night-only benefit performance on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. This special theatrical performance-presented in New York for the first time-brings together an extraordinary line-up of acting talent with an all-star cast to include Charlize Theron, Trevor Noah, James McAvoy, Audra McDonald, Daniel Kaluuya, Daveed Diggs, Susan Sarandon, Ewan McGregor, Javier Mu oz, plus Sienna Miller who has just been added to the production. (more...)

Eagle Theatre Opens THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

While Eagle Theatre closes its latest production of Neil Lebute's hard hitting dramedy, The Shape of Things, a production of a different color waits in the wings, just in time for the Holidays. (more...)

Reg Rogers-Led AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Opens Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, now through October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 12. (more...)

Candace Chong's WILD BOAR Starts Previews Nov 9th at Silk Road Rising
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Silk Road Rising (Chief Programming Officer and Mission Trustee, Jamil Khoury and Founding Executive Director, Malik Gillani) is proud to announce the U.S. Premiere of Wild Boar, written by Candace Chong, translated from Chinese to English by Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, adapted by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, and directed by Helen Young. (more...)

Unframed At New Stage presents BUILDING THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Unframed at New Stage Theatre Series presents Building the Wall, the newest play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge) November 10, 11, 12 18, & 19 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket price is $10.00 and tickets can only be purchased at the door, cash or check only. The performances are staged at New Stage Theatre's Warehouse Theatre, which is located at 1000 Monroe Street in the Belhaven Heights neighborhood. Unframed at New Stage Theatre is sponsored by Jackson Free Press. Building the Wall contains strong language and is recommended for mature audiences only. (more...)

Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and More Complete Cast of THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES Benefit at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall today announced that Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain, Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway, and rising talents Sebastian Stan (Captain America; I, Tonya) and Lakeith Stanfield (Selma, Get Out) will join the extraordinary line-up of acting talent assembled for The Children's Monologues, a one-night-only theatrical event, presented in New York for the first time, on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

SHHH...IT'S A SPEAKEASY Returns to the Great Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Rising Sun Performance Company's Founding Artistic Director Akia announced today that they will be bringing back its annual fan favorite for its 7th year. 'Shhh... It's a Speakeasy' will make its return tonight, November 3rd, 2017 for one night only. (more...)

HERstory Counts to Present LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Six diverse female-identified women will take the Red Sandcastle stage by storm this December 14th-17th, 2017, in LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES, presented by HERstory Counts and directed by Jennifer Neales with assistant director Ellie Posadas. (more...)

Andrew Garfield, Common, Jason Alexander and McKinley Belcher III Join THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall today announced that Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield, Academy Award winner Common, Tony Award winner Jason Alexander, and rising star McKinley Belcher III (Mercy Street, Ozark) will join the extraordinary line-up of acting talent assembled for The Children's Monologues, a one-night-only theatrical event, presented in New York for the first time, on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Audra McDonald, and More Brought THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES to Carnegie Hall
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need and Carnegie Hall presented The Children's Monologues, a one-night-only theatrical event, in New York for the first time, on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Announces Artistic Director Tom Ross To Step Down End Of July 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Aurora Theatre Company today announced that long-time artistic director Tom Ross will step down at the end of the company's 27th season in July 2019. When Ross departs, he will have been on staff at Aurora for 27 years, 15 of which he will have served as artistic director. (more...)

INGRAM NEW WORKS FESTIVAL: Natalie Risk Interviews Cristina Florencia Castro
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 8, 2018

Nashville Repertory Theatre's Ingram New Works Festival -- Nashville's annual celebration of new plays and playwrights - returns to Music City May 9-19. The festival gives local audiences an opportunity to hear fresh work created by exciting new voices, while making new friends while connecting via new works for the theater. (more...)

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Season Opens May 30 With THIS IS OUR YOUTH
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

???????The 2018 theater season opens at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater with This Is Our Youth, by Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Katherine M. Carter and starring Michael Goldsmith, John Evans Reese and Ruby Wolf. Designers for This Is Our Youth are Edward Morris (Scenic Design), Caitlin Cisek (Costume Design), Conor Mulligan (Lighting Design), and Beth Lake (Sound Design). Performances are at 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 1-22. Two preview performances, May 30 and 31, begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Casting Announced For WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

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New Repertory Theatre Presents THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents The Bakelite Masterpiece, March 17-April 8, 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...)

Photo Flash: Eagle Theatre's Immersive Playground Takes on the History of Gone with the Wind
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

On March 30th, 2018, Eagle Theatre opens Ron Hutchinson'sMoonlight & Magnolias, an uproariously irreverent behind-the-scenes glimpse of Gone With The Wind. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces BIRDS OF A FEATHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with the Chicago premiere of Marc Acito's touching and humorous play BIRDS OF A FEATHER, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey. Based on one of America's most banned books, Acito's hit comedy brings to life the story of the Central Park Zoo's gay penguins to tell a truly hilarious human story. BIRDS OF A FEATHER will play April 27 - June 10, 2018 at Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre continues 63rd Season with GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, continues its 2017/18 season with Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by Todd Kreidler (based on the screenplay by William Rose), directed by Marti Lyons with Associate Director Wardell Julius Clark. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner runs March 15 - April 15, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Brand New Cast of Mischief Theatre's THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Ahead of its second birthday in the West End this spring, the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-nominated The Comedy About A Bank Robbery announces a new company. After a year of good behaviour at the Criterion the second company have been released on parole, with a new band of inmates starting performances from 27 February. Joining the cast are Samson Ajewole (Cooper), Jenna Augen (Ruth Monaghan), Jack Baldwin (Officer Shuck), Leonard Cook (Robin Freeboys), Matt Douglas-Hunt (Mitch Ruscitti) and Peter McGovern (Warren Slax). Continuing their roles as the bars-crossed lovers are Samuel Fogell (Sam Monaghan) and Holly Sumpton (Caprice Freeboys), and literally completing the cast is Chris Leask (Everyone Else). (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast of ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for ONCE. Performances begin on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, March 4, 2018. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces Casting For BIRDS OF A FEATHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

The Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of Marc Acito's touching and humorous play BIRDS OF A FEATHER, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey. Based on one of America's most banned books, Acito's hit comedy brings to life the story of the Central Park Zoo's gay penguins to tell a truly hilarious human story. (more...)

Casting Announced for Finborough Theatre's 150th Anniversary Play CYRIL'S SUCCESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

During 2018, the Finborough Theatre celebrates 150 years of the Finborough Theatre building with an anniversary selection of the best plays from 1868. The FINBOROUGH150 series opens with the first London production since 1890 of Cyril's Success by playwright and local resident Henry J. Byron playing for nine Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 February 2018 (Press Night: Monday, 5 February 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Captivating Solo Play GRACE To Explore Gender Fluidity
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Following a highly successful tour of Kate Middleton Show Queen in 2013, British actress and comedian Katie Reddin-Clancy brings GRACE to the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2018.  This show is a witty, passionate and captivating call to embrace and be true to yourself. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE at the John W. Engeman Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 24, 2018

One thing is certain: Northport's stunning John W. Engeman Theatre never disappoints. This especially with their latest offering of the eight-time Tony winning musical Once. The absolutely exquisite incarnation, running through March 4th, is outstandingly directed by Trey Compton and boasts an incredibly gifted and beautiful cast. Based on the 2007 movie, the story centers on a woman and a man (not officially named in the show) who, besides instant attraction, are drawn to each other by music. However, it is a complicated and heart-tugging situation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ONCE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater presents ONCE. Performances began on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, March 4, 2018. Get a first look at the show in the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of ONCE at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 21, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater began performances of Once on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm. The show will run through Sunday, March 4, 2018. Check out photos from the show's opening night below! (more...)

CLOUD ONE Sci-Fi Film Finds It's Star
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

CLOUD ONE Sci-Fi Film Finds It's Star (more...)

Casting Announced For UK Tour of DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Rose Theatre Kingston today announce the full company for Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde adapted for the stage by David Edgar. Joining the previously announced Phil Daniels as Jekyll/Hyde are Rosie Abraham (Lucy/Maid/Singer), Sam Cox (Poole), Polly Frame (Katherine Urquart), Anyebe Godwin (Charles), Ben Jones (Lanyon/Carew), Robin Kingsland (Gabriel John Utterson), Grace Hogg-Robinson (Annie Loder) and Matthew Romain (Enfield/Parson). (more...)

Meet The Playwrights In Derby
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB), in association with Derby Theatre and In Good Company hosts its first regional Meet the Playwrights event, on Tuesday 20 February 2018 at Derby Theatre. (more...)

New Cast Announced For The West End Smash Hit THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Ahead of its second birthday in the West End this spring, the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-nominated The Comedy About A Bank Robbery announces a new company. After a year of good behaviour at the Criterion the second company have been released on parole, with a new band of inmates starting performances from 27 February. Joining the cast are Samson Ajewole (Cooper), Jenna Augen (Ruth Monaghan), Jack Baldwin (Officer Shuck), Leonard Cook (Robin Freeboys), Matt Douglas-Hunt (Mitch Ruscitti) and Peter McGovern (Warren Slax). Continuing their roles as the bars-crossed lovers are Samuel Fogell (Sam Monaghan) and Holly Sumpton (Caprice Freeboys), and literally completing the cast is Chris Leask (Everyone Else). (more...)

Photo Flash: 59E59 Theaters Launches the 2018 Subscription Series with BALLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to launch the 2018 Subscription Series with BALLS, written by Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery and directed by Ianthe Demos and Nick Flint with movement direction byNatalie Lomonte. Produced by One Year Lease Theater Company and Stages Repertory Theatre,BALLS begins performances on Tuesday, January 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 25. Press Opening is Wednesday, January 24 at 7 PM. The performance schedule isTuesday Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 7 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $70 ($25 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online atwww.59e59.org. (more...)

COOKING CHANNEL January 2018 Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Cooking Channel heads into the new year with new series and new episodes of your favorite shows. (more...)

LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL Returns to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) welcomes the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, featuring the NYC premiere of one-act plays written by Neil LaBute, James Haigney, and Carter W. Lewis, and directed by John Pierson. The LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Thursday, January 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 4. Press Opening is Sunday, January 14 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Cast Announced for Winter Run of THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Written as a 'narrative for voices' by Alan Ayckbourn and brought to The Old Vic stage by Old Vic Baylis Director Annabel Bolton following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, The Divide unfolds in a dystopian society of repression and seething insurrection. (more...)

THIS IS US Star Chrissy Metz to Star in FAT PIG at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Chrissy Metz, the Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominated star of the NBC drama This Is Us, will make her stage debut in Neil LaBute's critically acclaimed play Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Local Artists Set for Pop-Up Exhibit Alongside THE SHAPE OF THINGS at Eagle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

On September 15th, 2017 Eagle Theatre opens The Shape of Things, a fast-paced, razor sharp, 90-minute dramedy, that revels in delightful exploration of the power of art, perception, and deception. (more...)

Hammonton's Eagle Theatre Nominated for Four Barrymore Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Less than three years ago, Hammonton's Eagle Theatre was not even eligible to participate in Theatre Philadelphia's prestigious Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Professional Theatre. Now Eagle Theatre has become the only theatre in South Jersey to be nominated for these coveted honors. Eagle Theatre is South Jersey's only year-round professional Equity theatre and the only Regional Theatre to produce full scale musicals in the southern eight counties of the state. (more...)

Distraction Theatre Company's Third Season Kicks Off with a New Show at a New Venue
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 4, 2018

Distraction Theatre Company inaugurates its third season with a third play from The Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Complete World of Sports (abridged) - taking on the complete world of sports and announcing a new collaboration with another non-traditional venue partner for the production. The latest show from Distraction runs April 20-28. (more...)

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