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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...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Abe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), opens tonight, June 20, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, Starting Today at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins today, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Lena Dunham and More to Take Part in Danny Boyle's THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need today announced that it will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of 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. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Launch 2017-18 Season with MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center has launched its 2017-18 season with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL. (more...)

Stage Vets Headed to SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, produced by Throughline Artists at 59E59 Theaters. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Chopteeth Throws Down Original African-Heavy Funk with Urgent Message on New Album 'Bone Reader'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Toss down the bones. The result seems random, but read the pattern and you'll discern The Shape of Things, the present and what's to come. (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 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...)

BRIC TV's SOLE KINGS Premieres 10/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce that Sole Kings, its new scripted series written and directed by Michael Pinckney (The 25th Hour, Precious, Inside Man) and Executive Produced by Aziz Isham, Kuye Youngblood and Kecia Elan Cole, will premiere Monday, October 2 on BRIC TV, the New York Emmy- and Ippies Award-winning Brooklyn-focused cable TV and digital network. (more...)

Company of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 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...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Launch 2017-18 Season with MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center has launched its 2017-18 season with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL. (more...)

2017-18 THEATER SEASON: Philadelphia Area and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017

90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns. (more...)

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