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by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Sir Patrick Stewart presented his one-man production of A Christmas Carol last week to benefit Ars Nova and City Harvest.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
In FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, Julie and Robert have been married for four years.  They are not getting along.  They decide to spend 24 hours together in a hotel room with no television, no cellphones, no internet or computers to see if they can work things out.  Upon entering the hotel room, Julie remarks to Robert, "I guess the separate beds were your idea."
by Walter McBride - Feb 13, 2019
FIERCELY INDEPENDENT - a new play by Tony winner Kathleen K. Johnson - will be given its world premiere Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam St. in Manhattan), with preview performances beginning March 1 prior to an official press opening March 6.   FIERCELY INDEPENDENT will play a five-week limited engagement through April 7, it has been announced by producer Michael Guccione. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018
On Monday, October 22nd, award-winning theatre performer Lois Smith was interviewed by drama critic Linda Winer, recent recipient of the 2018 LPTW Special Award, in the latest installment of the League of Professional Theatre Women's Oral History Series at The New York Public Library for The Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
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.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with N. Richard Nash's moving American classic The Rainmaker from July 14 through August 5 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Set in the time of a paralyzing drought in Depression-era America, The Rainmaker 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, The Rainmaker 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. N. Richard Nash's most celebrated play, 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 of The Rainmaker, entitled 110 Degrees in the Shade, debuted on Broadway in 1963.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017
BUZZ, Son of a Bee...an actor's life for me is an effervescent new musical comedy that joyfully weaves together the lives of eight individuals.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017
A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.
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.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  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.  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  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. 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!  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 Michael Rabice - Sep 18, 2015
Buffalo born playwrights and authors  often have used their hometown as their setting, from A.R. Gurney to Tom Dudzick to Lauren Belfer. Now we can add Laura Pedersen,  whose FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE opened the 710 Main Theatre season last night.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015
HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, is currently in previews for a September 17, 2015 opening. HAMLET IN BED plays at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole. The production runs through Sunday, October 25. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below!
by Racheal McCaig - Jul 24, 2015
Patrick Stewart graced the stage of the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal this week, and BroadwayWorld's Racheal McCaig was on hand to snap these exclusive photos! Check them out below. Tony nominee Stewart, known to many as Star Trek's 'Captain Jean-Luc Picard', has graced the New York stage in A Life in the Theatre, Macbeth, The Caretaker, A Christmas Carol, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol and A Midsummer Night's Dream. After a start with the RSC, Stewart went on to appear in West End productions of Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more.
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 Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015
Last night, T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane joined and rejoined the cast of It's Only A Play, currently playing at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from backstage below!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015
Last night, T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane have just joined and rejoined the cast of It's Only A Play, currently playing at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 9, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepe and featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick,Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. Dying For It officially opened last night, January 8, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 18 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presents the American premiere of Dying For It by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide. Directed by Neil Pepe, the production will feature Mia Barron, Ben Beckley,Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2014
Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opened last night, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015.
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2014
Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opened last night, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015.
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