Contemporary Theatre News

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the GoodmanWONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Forced Entertainment to Live-Stream COMPLETE WORKS This SeptemberForced Entertainment to Live-Stream COMPLETE WORKS This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The boundary-breaking Sheffield based Theatre Company Forced Entertainment are to livestream their Complete Works: Take Top Shakespeare project over nine days following a sold-out run at the Barbican earlier this year. (more...)

BWW Review: BITCHES, Finborough Theatre, 18 August 2016BWW Review: BITCHES, Finborough Theatre, 18 August 2016
by Liz Cearns - Aug 22, 2016

'If only the world loved black people as much as they love black culture' - an excerpt Bola Agbaje's powerful new piece, 'Bitches' (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play EventMile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

Arc Stages to Premiere New Musical THE APPLE AND OTHER SLIP-UPSArc Stages to Premiere New Musical THE APPLE AND OTHER SLIP-UPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Pleasantville theater company Arc Stages announces THE APPLE AND OTHER SLIP-UPS to open their second season for their professional company, The Next Stage. (more...)

Top 5 Performing Arts Schools in Vancouver, CanadaTop 5 Performing Arts Schools in Vancouver, Canada
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 22, 2016

Canada has always been called The Great White North when it comes to theatre, and Vancouver is no exception! Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 10 performing arts schools in Vancouver. Check out the list below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas' DANCING AT LUGHNASAPhoto Flash: First Look at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas' DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

The Contemporary Dallas Theatre presents Dancing at Lughnasa from September 9th through October 2nd. All performances are at the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears Street, Dallas, Texas 75206. Tickets are $10-$37 and can be purchased here, or by calling the box office at 214-828-0094. (more...)

Town Full of Artists Will Relate to Nashville Rep's THE LAST FIVE YEARSTown Full of Artists Will Relate to Nashville Rep's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

This tale of two artists passionately in love while also tearing each other apart isn't literally set in Nashville. But in a town full of artists, Nashvillians will relate to a story about the intensity of a couple's romantic love colliding with the destiny of unequal professional success. (more...)

National New Play Network Announces HOW TO USE A KNIFE as its 61st Rolling World PremiereNational New Play Network Announces HOW TO USE A KNIFE as its 61st Rolling World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Intersection Theatre to Stage Story of Unlikely Murderers in 'PEARLS & POISON'Intersection Theatre to Stage Story of Unlikely Murderers in 'PEARLS & POISON'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Intersection Theatre presents Pearls & Poison, or The Appropriate Amount of Rouge, a spell-binding story of unlikely murderers. Conceived by producer and director Yolanda Ferrato, the work is inspired by the violence of children's rhymes and the macabre works of artists such as Edward Gorey and Hillaire Belloc. Pearls & Poison premiers at Hub 14 for a limited Toronto engagement from September 16th to September 18th. (more...)

Book-It Presents Inventive Story about a Search for Home in A TALE FOR THE TIME BEINGBook-It Presents Inventive Story about a Search for Home in A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Book-It Repertory Theatre opens its 27th season with A Tale for the Time Being this September. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao's only solace is her diary. Across the Pacific, Ruth is a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox-possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As a mystery unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Close Summer Cabaret Season with The GiGi'sFlorida Studio Theatre to Close Summer Cabaret Season with The GiGi's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

FST introduces audiences to the vivacious vocal trio, The GiGi's in the final Summer Cabaret production of the season (more...)

Drama League Welcomes All-Female Delegation to Stage Directors Exchange ProgramDrama League Welcomes All-Female Delegation to Stage Directors Exchange Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

This month, The Drama League will welcome an all-female delegation of artistic leaders and world-renowned artists as part of the expanded international International Stage Directors Exchange Program. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces New Play Program, Words3Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces New Play Program, Words3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced a new name, an increased commitment, and an enhanced mission, for its new plays program. Formerly known as the New American Playwrights Project (NAPP), the Festival primary vehicle for exploring new works will now be a new program, Words3. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue TheatreNorm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Just announced, Norm Lewis will star in the iconic dual roles of Cervantes/Don Quixote in the legendary Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

RIZZO Returns in Time for Election Season at Philadelphia Theatre CompanyRIZZO Returns in Time for Election Season at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

As the election season swings into high gear Philadelphia Theatre Company revisits one of the city's most controversial politicians, Frank Rizzo, with a re-mounting of Theatre Exile's production of Rizzo by Bruce Graham on September 23-October 16. (more...)

EST and Radio Drama Network to Present WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?EST and Radio Drama Network to Present WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) and The Radio Drama Network are proud to announce the first production of the 2016-2017 season, the limited engagement of WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?, written and performed by Brian Quijada and directed by Chay Yew. (more...)

Programme Announced for Dublin Theatre Festival 2016Programme Announced for Dublin Theatre Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

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Florida Studio Theatre to Continue 'For the Ages' with LAST RIGHTSFlorida Studio Theatre to Continue 'For the Ages' with LAST RIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

FST presents the World Premiere Stage III production of Last Rights. (more...)

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