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SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 SeasonSAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)

DTC Announces World Premiere Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEDTC Announces World Premiere Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world premiere musical, Bella: An American Tall Tale with book, lyrics and music by Kirsten Childs (FLY). Directed by Robert O'Hara, Bella: An American Tall Tale will begin with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Thursday, Sept. 22 and will run through Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Legendary Patti LuPone to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, in Provincetown Over Labor DayLegendary Patti LuPone to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, in Provincetown Over Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Patti LuPone, the legendary two-time Tony Award winner for Gypsy, and as the original Evita, will perform her new show Don't Monkey With Broadway for two Labor Day weekend shows, first on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 PM for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard, and next for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on Sunday, September 4 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

Melissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 SeasonMelissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be FINIAN'S RAINBOW, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production. (more...)

Harbor Stage Company's MISS JULIE Transfers to the Modern in BostonHarbor Stage Company's MISS JULIE Transfers to the Modern in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Following the completion of their milestone fifth season, Wellfleet's Harbor Stage Company will bring their much lauded production of August Strindberg's Miss Julie to Boston's Modern Theatre at Suffolk University. (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Names John Miller-Stephany Producing Artistic DirectorArkansas Repertory Theatre Names John Miller-Stephany Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that John Miller-Stephany has been named the theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. He assumes his new role in mid-October. The announcement by Board Chair Brian Bush ends an extensive national search. (more...)

The Agency Theater Collective of Chicago to Present CHAGRIN FALLSThe Agency Theater Collective of Chicago to Present CHAGRIN FALLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Agency Theater Collective is pleased to announce the fall production of Chagrin Falls, written by Mia McCullough and directed by Sommer Austin, October 22 - December 4, at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

The Agency Theater Collective to Stage Capital Punishment Drama CHAGRIN FALLSThe Agency Theater Collective to Stage Capital Punishment Drama CHAGRIN FALLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Agency Theater Collective is pleased to announce the fall production of Chagrin Falls, written by Mia McCullough and directed by Sommer Austin, October 22 - December 4, at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonSENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Loehr, Kristie Kerwin, HollyAnn Butler and More in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Matt Loehr, Kristie Kerwin, HollyAnn Butler and More in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, now playing through August 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music CircusSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and Ira Gershwin in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Artistic Director DARKO TRESNJAK, Musician CHRIS LaGRAND and Actor CRAIG ANTHONY BANNISTER Are Featured Guests This Week on State of the ArtsArtistic Director DARKO TRESNJAK, Musician CHRIS LaGRAND and Actor CRAIG ANTHONY BANNISTER Are Featured Guests This Week on State of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

This week (Friday, August 12), Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, musician Chris LaGrand and actor Craig Anthony Bannister are the featured guests on State of the ARTS, which airs LIVE each Friday from 12noon to 1pmon WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Co-hosts of the weekly arts & entertainment program are Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson. (more...)

NTD IT'S IN THE BAG Comes to New London Next SundayNTD IT'S IN THE BAG Comes to New London Next Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The National Theatre of the Deaf is set to return to the Hygienic Art Park in New London, CT with seven performances of their newest family-oriented production It's in the Bag on August 14-21, 2016. This is the 5th Summer Season of TIP (Theatre Immersion Program) produced in collaboration with ASD and the renowned outdoor performance/gallery space on Bank St-- just steps from the Transportation Center in downtown New London. Free parking is available. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD Completes Broadway Cast; Rehearsals Start Tomorrow!THE CHERRY ORCHARD Completes Broadway Cast; Rehearsals Start Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of  The Cherry Orchard, starring Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, has found its full company. (more...)

Tony Winner Harriet Harris and More Board THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!Tony Winner Harriet Harris and More Board THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler, Jamie deRoy, and David Richenthal, has announced complete casting for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

Off-Broadway Venues Will Dim Lights in Memory of Signature Theatre's James HoughtonOff-Broadway Venues Will Dim Lights in Memory of Signature Theatre's James Houghton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Honoring his work and dedication to the Off-Broadway community, numerous Off-Broadway theatres will dim their lights on Thursday at 7:45PM, in memory of theatre legend James (Jim) Houghton, who died on August 2nd at the age of 57. (more...)

Rock 'n' Roll Musical BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Kicks Off 2016-17 at Trinity RepRock 'n' Roll Musical BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Kicks Off 2016-17 at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company kicks off their 2016-2017 season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, directed by Curt Columbus. Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage running September 8 - October 9, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Chace Theater. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical AdaptationNikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

Signature Theatre Mourns Passing of Founding Artistic Director, James HoughtonSignature Theatre Mourns Passing of Founding Artistic Director, James Houghton
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

Houghton stepped down as the company's artistic director last month. (more...)

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