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American Airlines Theatre (New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St. Seating Chart

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Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

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Opposites attack in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about two brothers with more in common than they think. Holed up in their mother's California house, screenwriter Austin and lowlife Lee wrestle with big issues-and each other. Order vs. chaos. Art vs. commerce. Typewriter vs. toaster...Shepard's rip-roaring classic returns to Broadway, gleefully detonating our misguided myths of family, identity and the American Dream.
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BWW Review: SNOW CHILD at Arena Stage - A Magical Delight of a Musical
by Charles Shubow - May 8, 2018

It is always exciting when you sit in a theater to see the world premiere of a new musical. The Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater was a buzz in anticipation of SNOW CHILD which is a co-production with Alaska's Perseverance Theatre. Why Perseverance? Well, Arena Stage's Artistic Director Molly Smith actually grew up in Alaska, returned there after schooling and founded the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau. She served as Artistic Director there for 19 years before coming to Arena Stage. Four years ago, Smith and Perseverance Artistic Director Art Rotch discussed the idea for an adaptation for SNOW CHILD. (more...)

Red Theater Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Red Theater Chicago is thrilled to announce its 2018-19 season of three productions, each keeping with Red Theater's mission to ask dangerous questions theatrically. (more...)

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE SUPER LAIR... By Greg Kalleres Gets LA Premiere At The New American Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

The New American Theatre (NAT) will present the Los Angeles premiere of Greg Kalleres' (Honky) comedy Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair... at the award-winning company's new Hollywood venue. New American Theatre's artistic director Jack Stehlin directs. The production will open Saturday, May 26 and runs through Saturday, June 23. ' Super Lair' will be presented independently and then will be offered as a Hollywood Fringe Festival show. (more...)

MPAC To Present A Summer Full Of Free Events Around Morristown
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Imagine salsa dancing under the stars.or joining in on a poetry slam.or bringing your family out for a free movie.or taking a break from your work day to enjoy a reggae band. Free events such as these are part of MPAC's exciting new initiative entitled 'Arts in the Community.' (more...)

BWW Review: TRUE WEST at Rep Stage in Columbia - A Toast to Impeccable Performances!
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2018

Rep Stage closes its 25th season with a riveting presentation of Sam Shepard's True West which is full of laughs. (more...)

DCPA's Off-Center Announces Selections And Finalists For Bite-Size, An Evening Of Micro Theatre By Colorado Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Off-Center, the most unconventional line of programming at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce the selections for Bite-Size, an evening of original, short plays and performance pieces by Colorado artists, presented at BookBar and directed by Meridith C. Grundei. (more...)

Roundabout Will Celebrate Student Theatre Arts Festival Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) will present the eighth annual Student Theatre Arts Festival, hosted by Roundabout actor (Too Heavy For Your Pocket) and 2018 Lucille Lortel nominee Brandon Gill. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20
by Audition Roundup - May 20, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 20, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents The Philadelphia Premiere Of DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

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FARINELLI AND THE KING's Claire van Kampen Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Play
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Claire van Kampen has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Play for FARINELLI AND THE KING. (more...)

NATIVE GARDENS to Tour to 4 Community Partner Venues
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

???????The Globe is happy to announce that the Globe for All Tour will continue to bring shows to the community in 2018, with support provided by Theatre Forward's Advancing Strong Theatre grant program. Following the Globe engagement of Karen Zacarias's hilarious comedy directed by Edward Torres, Native Gardens will travel June 28 through July 1 to four of our community partner venues for free performances in South Bay, Lemon Grove, Otay Mesa, and Oceanside. Developed in the 2017 Powers New Voices Festival, it runs through June 24 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and then hits the road! (more...)

Red Theater Announces Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Red Theater Chicago is thrilled to announce its 2018-19 season of three productions, each keeping with Red Theater's mission to ask dangerous questions theatrically. (more...)

Photo Flash: Vintage Theatre Presents the Regional Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of "The Bridges of Madison County" June 22 through August 5 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. with additional performances on Monday, July 9 and Thursdays, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 4 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 - $38 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Co. Celebrates Opening Night of THE CAKE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 25, 2018

To pun the title of the current hit show on the Boyd/Quinson Main Stage, Debra Jo Rupp is an esteemed member of 'The Royal Family of Barrington Stage Company' inasmuch she is a BSC Associate Artist. She is brilliant in The Cake! (more...)

BWW Review: TRUE WEST at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - Jun 2, 2018

Sam Shapard's True West comes to the Ridgefield Theater Barn, providing an emotionally intense drama with comedic elements interspersed. A talented cast of four on a magnificently designed set make this a highly recommendable show. (more...)

Book Now For Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are to star in the West End Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard's ferociously funny, modern classic, True West. It will play a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre from 23 November - 16 February. Book tickets here from £20! (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Will Tour The UK Starring Mark Benton And Nigel Harman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

After 'sealing the deal' with critics and audiences alike during its smash hit West End run, Sam Yates' unmissable production of one of David Mamet's greatest and most lauded plays, Glengarry Glen Ross will embark on a nationwide tour from 14 February 2019 opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking. The hard-nosed sales team in this darkly funny classic will then visit Birmingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Richmond, Brighton and Cardiff with further tour dates to be announced shortly. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS To Arrive On The Opera House Manchester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

After 'sealing the deal' with critics and audiences alike during its smash hit West End run, Sam Yates' unmissable production of one of David Mamet's greatest and most lauded plays, Glengarry Glen Ross will embark on a nationwide tour from 14 February 2019 opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking. The hard-nosed sales team in this darkly funny classic will then visit Birmingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Richmond, Brighton and Cardiff with further tour dates to be announced shortly. (more...)

Matthew Dunster Will Direct TRUE WEST at the Vaudeville Theatre, Starring Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 14, 2018

According to Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail, Matthew Dunster will direct a new production of Sam Shepard's True West, which will preview at the Vaudeville Theatre from November 23. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp To Star In Berkshire Premiere Of THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents the regional premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). Previews begin June 21, with an official opening night on June 24, with performances through July 15 on the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden Street). (more...)

Park Square Announces New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

???????Park Square Theatre announces the hire of its new Artistic Director - the third in the organization's history - after a five-month national search that attracted 113 applications from across the country (22 from Minnesota) and two from the United Kingdom. (more...)

Denver Theatre Company Creates Interactive Theatrical Game Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

After eight months of creative exercises, brainstorming, and frequent trips back to the drawing board, Pipedream Production's new, revolutionary play, #BESTYOU, is ready for an audience. Created by Pipedream's founding members and written by Pipedream's own Alexis Robbins, #BESTYOU asks the question, 'how far would you go to be the best?' (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Company Continues its 39th Season with CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 39th season of professional theater with the New England premiere of Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers' Cyrano from July 13 through August 11 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh directs this adaptation of Rostand's 1897 classic, Cyrano de Bergerac. According to Walsh, 'Cyrano, a new adaptation of the famous play by Edmond Rostand (Cyrano de Bergerac), by Brenda Withers & Jason O'Connell, is a fast-paced, contemporized version featuring a small cast breathing fresh life into this large-scale classic.  Witty, clever, insouciant and fully enjoying the poetic bravura through a modern-day lens and very approachable language, this New England premiere will be perfect for Gloucester Stage!  A beautiful tale told with panache.' (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Co. Presents Houston Premiere of JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

4th Wall Theatre opens its eighth season with the Houston premiere of what the NY Times recently named one of the 25 most important American plays written since ANGELS IN AMERICA - JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis. comes to houston on the heels of the recent Signature Theatre revival which was unanimously raved by critics and had multiple sold out extensions.  "Riveting, hilarious, heartbreaking." The NY Times, (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce its ninth season, featuring three knockout dramas presented at its new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. This season, Interrobang explores "identity/crisis," with three plays featuring characters on the edge of something new, battling old demons and making room for fresh starts. (more...)

Gamm Announces New Opening Date For Season 34 In Warwick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) will open its debut season in its new Warwick home on October 11 with Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. This shift from a previously scheduled September opening will allow The Gamm to start its 2018-2019 season with renovations to its performance space fully completed and the venue ready for audiences. (more...)

Warwick's Gamm Theatre to Credit 2nd Story Ticket Holders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) is pleased to offer ticket holders for Warren's recently closed 2nd Story Theatre a credit toward upcoming shows in its new Warwick home. The face value of tickets for 2nd Story's two remaining summer productions may be applied toward any show of The Gamm's 2018-2019 Season, based on availability. (more...)

BWW Review: Gloucester Stage Presents N.E. Premiere of CYRANO
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 17, 2018

Timeless tale re-imagined with contemporary spin by Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers. Jeremiah Kissel makes GSC debut in title role opposite Andrea Goldman, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Walsh. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Presents THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to launch its ninth season, exploring "identity/crisis" with THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Edward Albee's provocative portrait of a marriage in flux. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, THE GOAT will play September 7 - October 6, 2018 at ITP's new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. (more...)

Langhorne Players Honor The Late Sam Shepard With BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Langhorne Players at the Spring Garden Mill continue their 76th season with a heartrending production of the 1979 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Buried Child. Written by Sam Shepard (Fool for Love, True West), Buried Child depicts with brutality and humor the disintegration of the American nuclear family and the American Dream in the 1970s. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST Comes to Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 39th season of professional theater with Sam Shepard's modern American classic, True West from August 17 through September 8 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Directed by Joe Short, True West explores the explosive conflict between two brothers: Austin, the successful family man; and Lee, the nomadic drifter and petty thief.  (more...)

Casting Announced For Interrobang Theatre's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce casting for the first show of its 2018-19 season: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Edward Albee's provocative portrait of a marriage in flux, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*. (more...)

John O'Keefe's ALL NIGHT LONG Gets Southern CA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The thin line between waking and dreaming, the conscious and subconscious, is exposed in an outrageously funny, surreal sit-com about 18 hours in the life of an all-American nuclear family.Jan Munroe directs theSouthern California premiere ofAll Night Long by John O'Keefe, opening Sept. 14 in anOpen Fist Theatre Companyproduction at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BEST ENEMIES Comes to the Hatbox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Award-winning actors Christopher Savage (featured most recently in Richard II at the Hatbox) and G Matthew Gaskell (last seen on the Hatbox stage in the hilarious 8 by Eight) team up with award-winning local playwright, Michael Kimball to bring you Best Enemies, running August 17th through August 26th. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students and $12 for senior members. Tickets can be purchased in advanced at www.hatboxnh.com or by calling 603-715-2315. (more...)

Photo Throwback: Robert LuPone & Patti LuPone Pose in 1981!
by Walter McBride - Apr 9, 2018

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out these shots of brother/sister duo Robert and Patti LuPone from 1981! (more...)

Uzo Aduba to Return to the New York Stage in the World Premiere of TONI STONE at Roundabout Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the world - premiere production of TONI STONE, by Lydia R. Diamond, starring Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba ( " Orange Is the New Black, " Godspell, The Wiz ) as " Toni Stone, " directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon. (more...)

Janet McTeer to Star in Theresa Rebeck's BERNHARDT/HAMLET on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the world premiere of the Roundabout - commissioned play, Bernhardt/Hamlet by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, will kick off Roundabout's 2018 - 2019 Broadway season. (more...)

New Company Fearless Imp Premieres With Daring MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

For their company's debut, Fearless Imp Entertainment founders Cyanne McClairian and Matthew Martin wanted a powerful production, a classic that could also reflect the issues of today. When they started examining the works of Shakespeare, they quickly realized there was one play that deserved to be examined through a new lens, exploring one character's story which had really never been told. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Co to Stage the Regional Premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

4th Wall Theatre Company's 2017 - 2018 season wraps up with the regional premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer's hilarious comedy, Shakespeare in Vegas May 17 - June 9, 2018, at Studio 101, Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. 4th Wall offered a staged reading of the play during its 2017 "4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices" series. 4th Wall audiences will remember Bradbeer's work from the 2014 production of her political drama, The God Game. (more...)

Historical Heroine Heads to the Stage: Meet the Cast SAINT JOAN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2018

Previews begin tonight for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Saint Joan! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Preview Of TRUE WEST At Rep Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), brings its 25th season to a close with Sam Shepard's "True West." Founded in 1993, Rep Stage's opening production featured director Vincent Lancisi, who has returned to helm "True West." This production also features Rep Stage's founding director Valerie Lash in the role of Mom. (more...)

Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST Presented By Hub Theatre Company Of Boston Closes this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its highly anticipated sixth season with the Pulitzer Prize nominated play TRUE WEST by the late Sam Shepard, directed by Daniel Bourque, starring Bob Mussett, Victor Shopov, Robert Orzalli and Maureen Adduci. The show runs Friday, April 13 through Saturday, April 28, 2018 at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street in Boston's Back Bay.  Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm. All performances are "Pay-What-You-Can."  Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at each performance for local charities. For tickets and information visit www.hubtheatreboston.org  (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Lab To Present Staged Readings Of PLAY IT BY HEART with Crystal Bowersox, Carmen Cusack, Linda Hart
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

???????Amas Musical Theatre(Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Play It by Heart, a new musical, with music by David Spangler, Jerry Taylorand Marty Dodson, lyrics byDavid Spangler, Jerry Taylor,R.T. Robinson, and Marty Dodson, and book byWilly Holtzman. Directed by Daniel Goldsteinwith music direction by Andrew Wilder, the readings (by invitation only) will be held on Thursday, May 17 at 1pm and 5pm at Opry City Stage (48th/49th& Broadway). (more...)

NEWSIES at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia - Start Spreading the News_NEWSIES is a hit!!
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2018

Once again Toby's Dinner Theatre presents top flight entertainment for the entire family. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical. (more...)

Roundabout Underground's BOBBIE CLEARLY Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly by Alex Lubischer, directed by Will Davis. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground's expanded two-play season, following Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder this fall. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company Announces Fourth Annual Casino Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

On Monday, May 7, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) will host their fourth annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St). All proceeds benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's many programs, including the Education programs, the Theatrical Workforce Development Program and Artist Residencies. (more...)

Works by Lynn Nottage, World Premiere from Dave Malloy and More Announced for Signature's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The 2018-19 Signature Theatre Season will feature six works by five resident playwrights, including two productions by Signature's new Residency 1 playwright, Lynn Nottage, and a world premiere musical from Signature's first musical theatre writer-in-residence Dave Malloy, the company announced today. (more...)

Hub Theatre Company Of Boston Presents Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its highly anticipated sixth season with the Pulitzer Prize nominated play True West by the late Sam Shepard, directed by Daniel Bourque, starring Bob Mussett, Victor Shopov, Robert Orzalli and Maureen Adduci. The show runs Friday, April 13 through Saturday, April 28, 2018 at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street in Boston's Back Bay. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm. All performances are "Pay-What-You-Can." Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at each performance for local charities. (more...)

Final 2 Weeks To See Roundabout's AMY AND THE ORPHANS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO), will conclude the world premiere of Amy and the Orphans by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Scott Ellis, on Sunday, April 22. (more...)

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