Theater News

Aguirre-Sacasa, Guirgis, Iizuka Set for MTC's 6 @ 7 Reading Series
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Photo © Philip Rosenberg) Manhattan Theatre Club's annual 6@7 series of free play readings will run on Mondays, April 10-May 22 a
Gleason, Kaye, Kudisch, Ziemba, et al. to Salute Charles Strouse at Encompass Benefit
Charles Strouse(Photo © Michael Portantiere) Joanna Gleason, Jason Graae, Judy Kaye, Marc Kudisch, Phyllis Newman, and Karen Ziemba will be among the celebrities
2006 Lucille Lortel Award Nominees Announced
Lisa Emery, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Elizabeth Jasicki in Abigail's Party (Photo © Carol Rosegg) The New Group's production of M
Divas to Do
Audra McDonald, Linda Eder, Diahann Carroll, Karen Akers, Megan Mullally, and Andrea Marcovicci are just a few of the divas performing in clubs and concert halls around the country.
Begley, Clapp, Willard, et al. Set for LATW's Romance
Gordon Clapp (Photo © Joseph Marzullo) Noah Bean, Ed Begley Jr., Gordon Clapp, Steven Goldstein, Rod McLachlan, and Fred Willard will star in the L.A. Theatre W
Chita Rivera To Receive New Dramatists' Career Achievement Award
Chita Rivera(Photo © Michael Portantiere) New Dramatists will present Chita Rivera with their 2006 Career Achievement Award at the organization's 57th annual spr
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: April '06
A ridiculous and hysterical bit of theatrical silliness that presents all of Shakespeare's plays in a rapid 98 minutes, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) continues at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival. Director Dominick Scudera's production stars Brian McCann, David Raphaely, and the always-humorous John Zak (thru May 19).
LA Kids Spotlight: April '06
Theater that will appeal to family audiences includes Laguna Playhouse's Youth Theatre production of the musical Honk! (through April 9), based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Ugly Duckling and Santa Monica Playhouse's All the World's a Stage (opening April 8), a new musical written and directed by Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie, replete with magic, fairies, mistaken identity, romance, humor, and audience participation.
D.C. Metro Kids Spotlight: April '06
The Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration series for children has a different take on the Middle East, debuting Walking the Winds: Arabian Tales, a mixture of storytelling, dance and music that is a unique international partnership joining theater artists from Jordan and the United States at the Family Theatre (April 7-15). This collection of Arabian stories is designed to build bridges between the two cultures.
Boston Kids Spotlight: April '06
The Lyric's resident children's theatre, Once Upon A Time, puts on an interactive Peter Pan on April 9. Also for kids, the Wheelock Family Theatre is sweet on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (April 7- May 14).