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Alec Baldwin to Tell Untold Stories from New Memoir NEVERTHELESS at EST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) has announced a special one-night-only benefit event featuring two-time Emmy Award-winner Alec Baldwin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8pm at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (545 W. 52nd Street). (more...)

Theatre And Dance at Wayne Opens its 55th Season with THE UNDERPANTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Theatre and Dance at Wayne is excited to welcome audiences as it embarks on its 55th season. On Friday, September 29th, the season officially opens with Steve Martin's uproarious comedy The Underpants, adapted from the classic German farce by Carl Sternheim.  (more...)

ART/WNY to Present Mark Humphrey's ROOMMATES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Curtain Up! production features Artie Award-winning playwright Mark Humphrey's weaving tale of dishonesty and loyalty in his work ROOMMATES. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE UNDERPANTS at the Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

On September 21, The Sherman Playhouse will open their Fall season with the hilarious Steve Martin's The Underpants The production is directed by Dan Friedman of Bedford, NY and produced by Steve Stott of Brookfield. It features Brianna Bowman of Bethel, Timothy Huber of Danbury, Michael Schaner of Sherman, Michele Leigh of Brookfield, Jeff Rossman New Fairfield, Joe Manuele of Carmel, NY and Chris Marker of Sherman. (more...)

THE UNDERPANTS Comes to Theatre and Dance at Wayne
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Theatre and Dance at Wayne is excited to welcome audiences as it embarks on its 55th season. On Friday, September 29th, the season officially opens with Steve Martin's uproarious comedy The Underpants, adapted from the classic German farce by Carl Sternheim. Everyone in the Metropolitan Detroit area is invited to enjoy a raucous evening of chaotic fun, as they watch the tale of an embarrassing public mishap, and the zany chaos that follows. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Miami (more...)

Site Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Chasing Jack is the new riveting drama from author John S. Anastasi, previously represented Off-Broadway with Would You Still Love Me If starring Kathleen Turner. Audience members can sit in the General Courtroom Gallery for $20 or be closer in the Jury Box for $25 and be part of the action! (more...)

Steve Martin Will Be Honored at Drama League's 'MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Drama League has announced that Steve Martin has been named as the 2017 Honoree for the organization's 34th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Miami (more...)

Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents A Whimsical Fairy Tale by Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Enter a comically enchanted forest as Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream DETROIT The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University invites audiences into the madcap adventures of Shakespeare's romantic, A Midsummer Night's Dream . Opening on Thursday, October 12th at 7 p.m., all are welcome to this telling of the unforgettable story of chaos and mayhem over the course of one night in an enchanted forest. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

A Q & A with the Company of HELLCAB at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

American Repertory Theater of WNY is teaming up with independent theater producers Pollyanna Productions to bring Will Kern's HELLCAB to the 330 Performance Space November 30th to December 16th for a three-week, Today through Saturday run. (more...)

A Q & A with the Company of HELLCAB at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

American Repertory Theater of WNY is teaming up with independent theater producers Pollyanna Productions to bring Will Kern's HELLCAB to the 330 Performance Space November 30th to December 16th for a three-week, Thursday through Saturday run. (more...)

Pollyanna Productions Presents HELLCAB November 30-December 16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Independent theater company Pollyanna Productions in association with the American Repertory Theater of WNY presents Will Allen's HELLCAB, November 30th to December 16th at the 330 Performance Space, 330 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY. All showtimes are 8 pm, $20 general tickets. (more...)

ART/WNY Presents THE RAIN DOGS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Tom Waits has been painting an Americana landscape with his music over the past three decades. Much of his lyrics weave fictional individuals through nonfictional settings in the same 'dirty reality' style American short-story writer Raymond Carver and poet Charles Bukowski displayed in their works. The characters, the lives they lead, the dialogs, the monologs all within Waits vast encyclopedia of songs lend themselves to a theatrical setting where all are could be brought to life. (more...)

The Sherman Playhouse Announces Auditions For Fall Production
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

The Sherman Playhouse will be auditioning for Steve Martin's farce, The Underpants, July 9 and 10 from 7 to 9 pm at The Sherman Playhouse 5 Rt. 39 North in Sherman, CT under the direction of Dan Freidman.  (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents THE UNDERPANTS
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Theo Maske has an unusual problem, his wife's underpants won't stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town--a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos, two infatuated men, a dapper poet and a whiny hypochondriac want to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them. In which the prospective lodgers now have some underlying surprises of their own.   Don't get caught with your pants down. Especially not your underpants. (more...)

Previews Begin This Week for LOG CABIN At Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Previews begin this Friday, June 1 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere production of LOG CABIN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at Playwrights; "Orange Is the New Black").  Directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, The Qualms at Playwrights; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Parisian Woman), LOG CABIN is the sixth and final production of the theater company's current 2017/2018 Season.   (more...)

THE LADIES FOURSOME Comes to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Ladies Foursome was based upon an earlier play by Foster entitled The Foursome, in which four men who are old buddies from college, play 18 holes of golf. Foster shifted the story to feature four women instead of four men, and changed the plot in specific ways to fit his new cast of characters. Ladies Foursome premiered at the Morrisburg Theatre in Montreal, Canada in July of 2014. The show received glowing reviews with many critics claiming that this new Foursome was better than the first. Soon after, the play received an American premiere at the B Street Theatre, and since then has been produced at the Bay Theatre in Baltimore, Theatre Baddeck in Cape Brenton Island, and the Toowoomba Theatre in Canada. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW - May 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Connecticut (more...)

BWW Review: THE UNDERPANTS at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - May 19, 2018

A hilarious farce, adapted by Steve Martin, comes to life on the stage of the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre! This first-rate production will have you laughing from start to finish. An excellent cast brings the characters to life and draws the audience in to this amazing show! (more...)

ART/WNY Presents THE RAIN DOGS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Tom Waits has been painting an Americana landscape with his music over the past three decades. Much of his lyrics weave fictional individuals through nonfictional settings in the same 'dirty reality' style American short-story writer Raymond Carver and poet Charles Bukowski displayed in their works. The characters, the lives they lead, the dialogs, the monologs all within Waits vast encyclopedia of songs lend themselves to a theatrical setting where all are could be brought to life. (more...)

Duncan Pflaster's THE UNDERPANTS GODOT Returns to the Secret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Richard Mazda & The Secret Theatre are pleased to announce the return of Duncan Pflaster's The Underpants GODOT by popular demand. The limited three performance engagement will take place at the Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd St Long Island City, NYC, NY 11101-5000). Performances are Monday 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 of March at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale at Secrettheatre.com. (more...)

Brand New Gender SWAP Cabaret Comes to The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

SWAP (Songs With Another Perspective), the newest gender-swapping cabaret, holds up a quirky magnifying glass to some of the more stereotypical, problematic, and oddly curious gender moments in the American musical theatre cannon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bill Largess and Ann Norton
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 21, 2018

Today's subjects, Bill Largess and Ann Norton, are living their theatre lives as the Artistic Director and Executive Director of one of the gems in our local theatre scene. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Brings Killer Laughs to Sarasota
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) opens its second show of the Summer Mainstage Season, Murder for Two, a musical whodunit that flawlessly blends classic musical comedy and madcap mystery. This musical homage to classic murder mysteries was an Off-Broadway hit, and won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical Work in 2011. Murder for Two begins June 27 and is part of a 3-show Summer Mainstage subscription package, which can be purchased for as little as $49. This package also includes Always…Patsy Cline, Ted Swindley's musical homage to the legendary country music icon, as well as Other People's Money by Jerry Sterner, another Off-Broadway hit exploring ethics and business. Subscriptions as well as single tickets are available by calling the FST box office at (941) 366-9000 or at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Connecticut (more...)

NY Madness Announces The Fascist Playbook Madness
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The theme for the May edition of New York Madness is 'The Fascist Playbook' Madness. The show will take place on Sunday, June 24th at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Cheryl Paley is co-producing the June edition of New York Madness and chose this month's theme. (more...)

Barry Edelstein's THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Returns to the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined The Old Globe for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. This special free program celebrates TCG's newly released revised edition of Edelstein's book Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard. (more...)

Sherman Playhouse Announces Cast For The UNDERPANTS By Steve Martin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

The Sherman Playhouse announces their cast for Steve Martin's The Underpants which opens September 21. The production is being directed by Dan Friedman of Carmel, NY. This will be Dan's first venture on the Playhouse boards. (more...)

B Street Theatre Extends THE LADIES FOURSOME Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

The Ladies Foursome was based upon an earlier play by Foster entitled The Foursome, in which four men who are old buddies from college, play 18 holes of golf. Foster shifted the story to feature four women instead of four men, and changed the plot in specific ways to fit his new cast of characters. Ladies Foursome premiered at the Morrisburg Theatre in Montreal, Canada in July of 2014. The show received glowing reviews with many critics claiming that this new Foursome was better than the first. Soon after, the play received an American premiere at the B Street Theatre, and since then has been produced at the Bay Theatre in Baltimore, Theatre Baddeck in Cape Brenton Island, and the Toowoomba Theatre in Canada. (more...)

Stage Set, Funds In Place For Perseverance Theatre's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Perseverance Theatre, Alaska's professional regional theatre company, is staging a comeback this summer thanks to some visionary donors, while putting final touches on a lineup of American classics, captivating contemporary works, and Alaska originals. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced for Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

In this joyful romance of gender roles and expectations, Orlando the man wakes up, after a particularly wild night in 17th-century Constantinople, to find himself a woman! She abandons herself to three centuries of navigating love, desire, and the world from an entirely different perspective.  Oft described as the most charming love letter in literature - written by Woolf to Vita Sackville-West - Sarah Ruhl brings the novel to life on stage in a grand, epic adventure that transcends time, place, and gender.    (more...)

Theatrical Hybrid THE MAGIC PLAY Runs 3/3 - 4/1 at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Andrew Hinderaker's stunning theatrical hybrid The Magic Play begins preview performances at The Armory on March 3, opens on March 9 and runs through April 1 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. The Armory's production brings together the artistic team from the celebrated world premiere at Goodman Theatre/Olney Theatre Center, including director Halena Kays; magic creator/actor Brett Schneider; actor Sean Parris; master illusionist Jim Steinmeyer; scenic designer Lizzie Bracken, costume designer Alison Siple; aerial choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi; and flying effects by ZFX, Inc. Portland Center State at The Armory's run of The Magic Play is a co-production with Actors Theatre of Louisville and Syracuse Stage. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Appoints Rachel M. Tischler As General Manager
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Arden Theatre Company announces the appointment of Rachel M. Tischler as General Manager. (more...)

Performances Begin Tomorrow for East Coast Premiere of New Play THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). Performances begin TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. Opening Night is Sunday evening, January 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE WOLVES at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Game on! The Chicago premiere of Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, a 'smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer' (The Village Voice), directed by Vanessa Stalling, launches Goodman Theatre's 2018 Owen Theatre season. A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Wolves follows a suburban girls soccer team as they navigate life's big questions and wage their own tiny battles-with all the 'bark and bite' (Vulture.com) of a pack of adolescent warriors. Hailed as 'one of the year's best plays' (The New York Times), The Wolves is DeLappe's break-out play that recently concluded an off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater. Stalling directs the Chicago premiere with an all-Chicago company. (more...)

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Opens 2018 With Two New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) the professional Equity theater in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located on the campus of College of DuPage, marks the beginning of 2018 with two new ensemble members and as a recipient of a grant from the DuPage Foundation and additional support from the Norm Woodel Inspiration Fund.   (more...)

Announcing Perseverance Theatre's 40th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Perseverance Theatre is pleased to announce its 40th season, filled with classics, comedies, a classic musical, and exciting new work by and for Alaskans. This season brings characters from a wide range of backgrounds and places. Journey with us from the arctic in Whale Song to New York City in Guys and Dolls, to New England in Our Town, and London in A Christmas Carol (Anchorage), with stops in a contemporary high school in Teenage Dick, a research expedition into the Northwest Passage in Franklin, and 19th century Germany in Steve Martin's hilarious adaptation, The Underpants (Juneau). Subscriptions are now available to the full season at ptalaska.org. (more...)

Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). (more...)

EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO Will Have Its World Premiere At The UnFringed Festival At The Secret Theatre In Queens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The world premiere of the new play Eight Tales of Pedro will be part of the unFringed Festival at the Secret Theatre. Written by Mark-Eugene Garcia (Standby, Facing East: A New Musical, The Holy Cows of Credence South Dakota), the production is directed by Rodrigo Ernesto Bolanos (Unmissed Connections, The Holy Cows...) and will begin on August 12th and run through the 29th at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City. The story is based on the Spanish tales of Pedro Urdemales and the Puerto Rican tales of Juan Bobo. (more...)

ART/WNY Presents HEATHERS The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Scheduled to get the 2018-19 season off to explosive start is the local premier of the musical based on the 1988 cult-classic film, HEATHERS. In her Artistic Director inaugural season and making her debut as a director for ART/WNY, Candice Kogut will oversee this compelling and timely piece of American musical theater. HEATHERS THE MUSICAL opens on September 6th and runs to September 22nd at ART/WNY's new 3200 Elmwood Avenue performance space located in the heart of Kenton, NY. Ticket prices are $25 General/$20 Student and Veteran. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Names Joshua Midgett New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Perseverance Theatre has hired Joshua Midgett as its next managing director. Midgett will join the company's leadership team this fall as Perseverance launches its 40th season, reporting to the Board of Directors alongside Art Rotch, who's transitioning from his longtime role as executive artistic director to that of artistic director.   (more...)

Megan Sikora and More Join the Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Joining the previously announced Corbin Bleu (Don Lockwood), Berklea Going (Kathy Selden) and Jeffrey Schecter (Cosmo Brown) are Megan Sikora (Lina Lamont), Jeff McCarthy (R.F. Simpson) and George Merrick (Roscoe Dexter). (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents Chelsea Marcantel's AIRNESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Chelsea Marcantel is not an air guitarist. Nor is she a part of an air guitar shredding family. She found the world through a former boyfriend she met in Chicago. "I thought...this is the dumbest thing I've ever heard." The relationship did not work out, however, Marcantel found herself going down a "Youtube Wormhole" of air guitar performances. And after watching the acclaimed documentary Air Guitar Nation, she began writing a play about the world of imaginary soloing. (more...)

ART/WNY Presents THE RAIN DOGS PROJECT In New Location
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Tom Waits has been painting an Americana landscape with his music over the past three decades. Much of his lyrics weave fictional individuals through nonfictional settings in the same 'dirty reality' style American short-story writer Raymond Carver and poet Charles Bukowski displayed in their works. The characters, the lives they lead, the dialogs, the monologs all within Waits vast encyclopedia of songs lend themselves to a theatrical setting where all are could be brought to life.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Jennifer Robbins in HITLERS TASTERS at Centenary Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 10, 2018

Centenary Stage Company at the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown is currently presenting 'Hitler's Tasters' through Sunday April 22. The show is written by Michelle Kholos Brooks and directed by Sarah Norris. Broadwayworld NJ had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Robbins about her budding career as an actress and her role in Hitler's Tasters. (more...)

TV's Teddy Coluca To Lead New Jersey's The Company Theatre Group's Production Of Steve Martin's Comedy - THE UNDERPANTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Fair Lawn resident Teddy Coluca who plays Mr. Brimley on NBC's The Blacklist  will lead the ensemble in The Company Theatre Group's (Lou Scarpati, Managing Artistic Director)  production of The Underpants, written by Steve Martin, co- directed by Lou Scarpati and Teddy Coluca. (more...)

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