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Tickets to JUDAS KISS with Rupert Everett in Toronto on Sale TomorrowTickets to JUDAS KISS with Rupert Everett in Toronto on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

David Mirvish will present Rupert Everett starring in the North American premiere of Neil Armfield's production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss. This production began at London's Hampstead Theatre in 2012, where it received unanimous raves and broke the theatre's box office record. Due to popular demand, it transferred to London's West End, where it also had a brilliant engagement. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Sian Thomas will be taking on the role of Mrs Fox in the Donmar's production of Welcome Home, Captain Fox! replacing Francesca Annis who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

Helen McCrory Will Lead Terrence Rattigan's THE DEEP BLUE SEA at the National TheatreHelen McCrory Will Lead Terrence Rattigan's THE DEEP BLUE SEA at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, stage and screen star Helen McCrory will lead Terence Rattigan's THE DEEP BLUE SEA at the National Theatre. Baz Bamigboye writes that she will play 'Hester' in the production, which will open this June. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Names New Artistic DirectorLookingglass Theatre Company Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

? Lookingglass Theatre Company announces the election of its newest Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Stillman has served as Artistic Director of New Work since 2004 and replaces current Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Andrew White. White, who has held the post since 2010, will serve as the company's first Connectivity and Engagement Director. Ensemble Member Philip R. Smith remains on the artistic leadership team in his role as Producing Director. In this spirit of ensemble and collaboration, Lookingglass Ensemble members routinely vote on the position of artistic director every three years. Elections are then ratified by the Lookingglass Board of Directors, and this artistic transition is effective immediately. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Bring Dance to the Berkshires This WinterJacob's Pillow to Bring Dance to the Berkshires This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

This winter, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the longest running dance festival in the U.S. and National Medal of the Arts recipient, partners with local Berkshire cultural organizations to present dance-related programming throughout 2016.  In the midst of preparing for another bustling summer season, the Pillow's winter and spring partnerships will include presentations by former and future Festival artists at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and informational pre-screening talks by esteemed Jacob's Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Brian Schaefer at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. (more...)

UBU SINGS UBU to Play B.B. Kings on Feb 8thUBU SINGS UBU to Play B.B. Kings on Feb 8th
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

?Tony Torn's Ubu Sings Ubu, starring Torn and Julie Atlas Muz with choreography by Dan Safer, moves uptown to BB King's on Feb 8. (more...)

The Flying Karamazov Brothers Heading to Schimmel Center, 2/12-13The Flying Karamazov Brothers Heading to Schimmel Center, 2/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

On Friday and Saturday, February 12-13 at 7:30pm, Schimmel Center at Pace University will present the internationally acclaimed quartet, THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Toronto audiences refuse to let KINKY BOOTS end at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The show, which had its Canadian debut on June 16, 2015, was originally booked for a 12-week run. The demand from audiences was so strong, it has already been extended three times. In fact, GASLIGHT, which was supposed to play at the Royal Alex was moved to a reconfigured Ed Mirvish Theatre, so that KINKY BOOTS could be extended. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville's THE GLORY OF THE WORLD Opens Tonight at BAMActors Theatre of Louisville's THE GLORY OF THE WORLD Opens Tonight at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and Knight Blanc present Actors Theatre's original production of THE GLORY OF THE WORLD by Charles Mee in its New York Premiere. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/18/2016This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/18/2016
by - Jan 18, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 1/18/2016. (more...)

First Works to Present New England Premiere WALKING WITH 'TRANEFirst Works to Present New England Premiere WALKING WITH 'TRANE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The FirstWorks Artistic Icon Series continues with "Walking with 'Trane," a new live music/dance event created by the electrifying, Brooklyn-based Urban Bush Women dance troupe in tribute to the life of legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his seminal jazz suite, "A Love Supreme." Urban Bush Women created the work to celebrate two important anniversaries-50 years since the revelatory "A Love Supreme" album and 30 years since the founding of Urban Bush Women. "Walking with 'Trane" premieres in Rhode Island on Saturday, February 27, 8 p.m. at The Vets in downtown Providence. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for JumpStart festivities in the venue lobbies. Tickets are on sale now at 401-421-ARTS (2787) and at first-works.org. (more...)

Semyon Bychkov to Conduct New York Philharmonic in Mahler This FebruarySemyon Bychkov to Conduct New York Philharmonic in Mahler This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Semyon Bychkov will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Mahler's Symphony No. 6, Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

FirstWorks to Showcase Urban Bush Women's New Work in Dance Salute to Jazz Great John ColtraneFirstWorks to Showcase Urban Bush Women's New Work in Dance Salute to Jazz Great John Coltrane
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The FirstWorks Artistic Icon Series continues with "Walking with 'Trane," a new live music/dance event created by the electrifying, Brooklyn-based Urban Bush Women dance troupe in tribute to the life of legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his seminal jazz suite, "A Love Supreme." Urban Bush Women created the work to celebrate two important anniversaries-50 years since the revelatory "A Love Supreme" album and 30 years since the founding of Urban Bush Women. "Walking with 'Trane" premieres in Rhode Island on Saturday, February 27, 8 p.m. at The Vets in downtown Providence. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for JumpStart festivities in the venue lobbies. Tickets are on sale now at 401-421-ARTS (2787) and at first-works.org. (more...)

RUNAWAYS Composer, Theatre Innovator Elizabeth Swados Passes Away at 64RUNAWAYS Composer, Theatre Innovator Elizabeth Swados Passes Away at 64
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony nominee Elizabeth Swados, composer of Broadway's RUNAWAYS, theatre educator, off-Broadway director and more, has passed away. She was 64. (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert TonightNathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

French Embassy & FIAF to Host TILT KIDS FESTIVAL in Spring 2016French Embassy & FIAF to Host TILT KIDS FESTIVAL in Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) today announced programming for the inaugural Tilt Kids Festival. The new cultural festival for families will feature multidisciplinary international work paired with commissions from New York artists, including five premieres. Tilt Kids Festival runs from March 4 through April 3. Tickets will go on sale December 23 at www.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

Author J.K. Rowling Gives Thumbs Up to Hermione Casting for HARRY POTTER PlayAuthor J.K. Rowling Gives Thumbs Up to Hermione Casting for HARRY POTTER Play
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Today, Rowling turned to Twitter to further address the casting news, noting that the Hermione's ethnicity was 'never specified' in her original books. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HARD NUT at Brooklyn Academy of MusicBWW Reviews: THE HARD NUT at Brooklyn Academy of Music
by Tracy Hopkins - Dec 21, 2015

If you're a fan of the classic Nutcracker ballet, based on an adaption by Alexandre Dumas, you will have mixed feelings about Mark Morris' irreverent interpretation, The Hard Nut, playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through December 20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley To Star In HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDPhoto Coverage: Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley To Star In HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Today, Monday 21 December 2015, the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are delighted to announce that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, which we previously announced here.   (more...)

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