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BWW REVIEW: Hilarious And Harrowing, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Takes A Look Into The Lives Of The Forgotten
by Jade Kops - Nov 28, 2019
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE presents a gripping insight into Irish life with Martin McDonagh's trademark dark humour.Â
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
In January, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open the third production of its third season with the musical It Shoulda Been You; Music by Barbara Anselmi, and Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
The world premiere of Martin McDonagh's A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre is directed by Matthew Dunster. The cast comprises Johnetta Eula'Mae Ackles, Alistair Benson, Elizabeth Berrington, Paul Bradley, Noah Brignull, Jim Broadbent, Phil Daniels, Regan Garcia, Leo Hart, Graeme Hawley, Audrey Hayhurst, Kundai Kanyama, Lee Knight, Jamie McKie, Ryan Pope, James Roberts, Alice Selwyn, Austin Taylor, Amelia Walter and Annabelle Westenholz-Smith including nine children who will alternate a variety of roles. The 12-week run will conclude on 6 January 2019. The London Theatre Companyproduction is designed by Anna Fleischle with lighting by Philip Gladwell, music compositions by James Maloney, sound by George Dennis, special effects by Paul Wanklin and video effects by Finn Ross.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
A production developed at Actors Studio West of Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedyÂ THEÂ BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark KembleÂ (Film: co-writer/director "Bad Hurt"; writer/director award-winning play "Names"), graces the stage now through October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles.Â
Photo Flash: SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE at Berkshire Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Performances begin TONIGHT for theÂ Berkshire Theatre GroupÂ production of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare byÂ Christopher Durang. Directed byÂ Matthew Penn, the cast featuresÂ Harriet Harris,Â Anna O'Donoghue,Â Tom Story,Â Matthew SullivanÂ andÂ Ariana Venturi. Performances will continue throughÂ August 31Â at The Unicorn Theatre/The Larry Vaber Stage (6 East Street, Stockbridge, MA). Opening Night isÂ Saturday, August 18 at 8:00pm.
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU AND THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018
Meet theÂ cast of the Berkshire Theatre Group production of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018
Beth Marshall Presents brings the long-awaited Central Florida premiere of Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore to the Garden Theatre from February 2- 25, 2018. Directed by Mark Routhier with a star-studded cast and creative team, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is supported by The Wine Bar at Tim's Wine Market, Avalon Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018
Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its 2017-18 season with the return of Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. Recently honored with a 2017 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance, celebrated Chicago actress Linda Reiter reprises her role as matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in this intimate piece directed by Steve Scott. ROSE will play January 12 March 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. Season Flex passes are also available. The press opening isMonday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the US premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen, written by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Olivier Award nominee Matthew Dunster.
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 Roy Berko - May 7, 2017
'Salvage,' continues none-too-fragile's history of outstanding theatrical presentations as it takes George Brant's well-crafted script from page to stage, with clarity and vividness.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017
American Repertory Theater of WNY concludes the 2016-17 theatrical season with a presentation of playwright Martin McDonagh's A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE from May 4th to May 27th, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm at 330 Amherst St., Buffalo. This seedy dark-comedy of a seedy one-handed man's odyssey to find his missing hand in a seedy hotel room with two equally seedy visitors (then things really get weird...in a seedy way). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action below!
BWW Review: A Tale of Disinterring Bodies Makes For Wild Night of Irish Black Comedy at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - Mar 27, 2017
Partake in the free shot of Jamison, which is the hallmark of the pre-show ritual at none-too-fragile, sit back, and allow yourself to be immersed in an Irish black comedy, complete with skull battering, blunt language and a wee bit of fun.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017
Jobsite Theater, resident theater company of the Straz Center, completes the pitch-black Irish comedy trilogy set in rural west Ireland just in time for St. Patrick's Day this year with Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara, which runs Mar. 17 - Apr. 9, 2017, in the Straz's Shimberg Playhouse.
by Roy Berko - Jan 17, 2017
Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It has been the purpose of the TIMES THEATER TRIBUTES, now known as BROADWAY WORLD-CLEVELAND REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-Cle Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition.
by Roy Berko - Nov 29, 2016
Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the winter and spring seasons (January-May). SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016
Center Theatre Group opened the Druid production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' this week. See all the fabulous photos from the event below.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016
Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the Druid production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Druid artistic director Garry Hynes, 'Beauty Queen' begins previews November 9, opens November 16 and continues through December 18, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action below!
by Roy Berko - May 3, 2016
The Irish are a unique brand of people. Living in a land of rocks, hills, harsh weather, poverty and isolation, they have developed attitudes toward life that lend themselves to dark thoughts and bleak tales.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016
Black Box Studios presents THE PILLOWMAN by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (B'way: The Cripple of Inishmaan, A Behanding in Spokane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Lonesome West, The Beauty Queen of Leenane), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's artistic director, Matt Okin. THE PILLOWMAN will play a two week engagement from April 7 through April 17th, 2016 at Teaneck's Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Dr. (just off Palisade Ave), Teaneck, NJ 07666). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below!