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by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 39thÂ season of professional theater withÂ the New England premiere ofÂ Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers'Â CyranoÂ fromÂ July 13 through August 11Â at Gloucester Stage Company,Â 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage Artistic DirectorÂ Robert Walsh directsÂ thisÂ adaptation of Rostand's 1897 classic,Â Cyrano de Bergerac.Â According to Walsh,Â 'Cyrano, a new adaptation of the famous play by Edmond Rostand (Cyrano de Bergerac), by Brenda WithersÂ &Â Jason O'Connell, is a fast-paced, contemporized version featuring a small cast breathing fresh life into this large-scale classic. Â 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! Â A beautiful tale told with panache.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38thÂ season of professional theater on Cape Ann with N. Richard Nash's moving American classicÂ The RainmakerÂ fromÂ July 14 through August 5Â at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.Â Set in the time of a paralyzing drought in Depression-era America,Â The RainmakerÂ tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry, whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her marriage prospects as they are about their dying cattle. Enter Starbuck, the consummate con man, who promises to solve all their problems, for a fee. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh,Â The RainmakerÂ cast features Brian Homer as Starbuck; Jessica Bates as Lizzie Curry; David DeBeck as H.C. Curry, the patriarch of the Curry family; Joe Short and Sean McCoy as the Curry brothers; Dave Rich as File and longtime Gordon College Professor of Theater Arts Norm Jones as Sheriff Thomas.Â N. Richard Nash's most celebrated play,Â The Rainmaker, appeared in all three mediums; on Broadway in 1954, as a motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in 1956, and as a television production in 1982. A musical version ofÂ The Rainmaker, entitledÂ 110 Degrees in the Shade, debuted on Broadway in 1963.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.Â I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.Â CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle. Â Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and Â Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "SongsÂ For A New WorldÂ is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent ofÂ Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.Â We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years! Â Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015
Gloucester Stage proudly presents the New England Premiere of Enda Walsh's The New Electric Ballroom from July 23 through August 15 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Check out photos from the production below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2013
Berkshire Theatre Group presents William Mastrosimone's Extremities at The Unicorn Theatre which opened on July 13 and runs through July 27 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2010
Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced that due to unforeseen conflicts with Roger Rees' schedule, The Old Globe's upcoming production of What You Will has been replaced with Golda's Balcony starring four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh. Written by William Gibson and supervised by Scott Schwartz, Golda's Balcony earned Feldshuh a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress, and is the longest running one-woman show in Broadway history. Golda's Balcony will run in the Old Globe Theatre April 28 - May 30.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2006
Valerie Harper, four-time Emmy award winner, stars as Golda Meir in the North American tour of 'Golda's Balcony.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2000
Sharon Bush, Philanthropist & Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Teddy Share, Arianna Huffington, Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and Joan Vail Thorne, playwright and director, are Women's Project Theater's 2014 Women of Achievement who were inducted at its 29th Annual Gala Celebration at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, Monday night (March 10).