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Natasha Parry, Actress and Wife of Peter Brook, Dies at 84Natasha Parry, Actress and Wife of Peter Brook, Dies at 84
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Telegraph writes that Natasha Parry, wife of theatre director Peter Brook and a stage and screen actress in her own right, passed away after having a stroke while vacationing in France. She was 84. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with groundbreaking playwright Charles Ludlam's high-camp homage to the horror genre, The Mystery of Irma Vep. Directed by Jonathan Moscone in his final production as Cal Shakes Artistic Director, and featuring Danny Scheie and Liam Vincent, The Mystery of Irma Vep plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from August 12 through September 6. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIETSheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full company for Jonathan Humphreysproduction of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Humphreys directs Scott Arthur (Benvolio), Charlie Bate (Pastor), Morfydd Clark (Juliet), Joanna Croll (Lady Montague/Sister), Freddie Fox (Romeo), Michael Hodgson (Capulet), Jonny Holden (Tybalt), Hugh John (The Prince), Robin Kingsland (Montague), Andrew Leung (Paris/Abram), Rachel Lumberg (The Nurse), Simon Manyonder (Mercutio),Shaun Mason (Sampson/Capitan), Joshua Miles (Peter/Gregory/Balthasar) and Natalie Thomas (Lady Capulet). The production opens on 23 September, with previews from 17 September, and runs until 17 October. (more...)

Guitar Legend Carl Verheyen and Band Set West Coast U.S. Tour for SeptemberGuitar Legend Carl Verheyen and Band Set West Coast U.S. Tour for September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Carl Verheyen, recognized as “One of the Top 10 Guitar Players in the World” by Guitar Magazine and “One of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” by Classic Rock magazine, today announced that he will bring his three-member Carl Verheyen Band on a September tour of the West Coast (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish PlaywrightPhoto Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish Playwright
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! (more...)

Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust AwardHappy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival is delighted to announce that it has just received one of the largest awards to an arts festival this year, £300,000 from the UK-based T.S. Eliot Trust. This major new funding over three years secures the Festival's future for Enniskillen and Northern Ireland. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN:  A NEW MUSICAL PLAYBWW Reviews: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN: A NEW MUSICAL PLAY
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 12, 2015

ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage presents the East Coast Premiere of HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN: A NEW MUSICAL PLAY at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre. Performances have been extended through August 2nd for this feel-good evening of just over two dozen selections from Berlin's vast catalogue. The program includes unknown gems, lovely ballads, patriotic tunes, and favorites that everyone can sing along with, but Felder's artistry also evokes the man behind the music. Irving Berlin is a delight for any and all who appreciate hearing an array of standards from the great American song book. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT UK TourFull Cast Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Following a successful tour of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, today London Classic Theatre announces the cast for its production of Waiting for Godot, as part of the company's 15th anniversary season. London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot directs Jonathan Ashley (Pozzo), Peter Cadden (Vladimir), Richard Heap (Estragon), Michael Keane (Lucky) and Sonja Zobel (A Boy). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this autumn, starting at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on 9 September. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This FallDIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Raleigh premiere of Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale July 20 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Dave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDEDave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, 'The Black Donnellys') and Afton C. Williamson ('Nashville,' 'Homeland') will star in Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride, the first production of MCC's 2015-16 Main Stage Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, or Winnie Loves WillieBWW Reviews: Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, or Winnie Loves Willie
by Michael Dale - Jul 7, 2015

Brooke Adams is a charming symbol of optimism in Samuel Beckett's landmark of existentialist theatre. (more...)

Anneliese van der Pol & Tyce Green Tribute Judy Garland & Barbra Streisand At PRIDE NIGHTAnneliese van der Pol & Tyce Green Tribute Judy Garland & Barbra Streisand At PRIDE NIGHT
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 29, 2015

Two theatre stars tribute classic pride duet! (more...)

Don Most to Perform at Iridium, 7/7Don Most to Perform at Iridium, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Best known to television audiences as "Ralph Malph" of the long-running show "Happy Days," DON MOST brings his 7-piece band to IRIDIUM for one performance only, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Singer WENDY A. RUSSELL Reflects On Her Life With Solid Debut Show at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: Singer WENDY A. RUSSELL Reflects On Her Life With Solid Debut Show at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - Jun 28, 2015

From the moment she steps on stage and sings the entire first verse of Gloria Estefan's “Coming Out of the Dark”–-in the dark--you get the impression this is not going to be one of those usual personal journey “I've-been-everywhere-and-done-everything” kind of acts. In her debut show, Where Have I Been All My Life (June 18 and 27 at Don't Tell Mama), Wendy A. Russell vividly presents the personal metamorphosis of a post-modern woman. Quoting Woody Allen's “90% of life is just showing up,” Russell states she showed up 100% of the time and still found life lacking, which is understandable considering she was raised with the “good girl” mentality of the 1960s “Mad Men” era. (more...)

Starry ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Play Edinburgh Playhouse in 2016Starry ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Play Edinburgh Playhouse in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show has become the world's favourite Rock N' Roll musical. It has been performed worldwide for over 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Director Christopher Luscombe created a stunning new production to celebrate the 40th Anniversary and this critically acclaimed version of the classic show is back by popular demand, and comes to Edinburgh on 28 March - 2 April 2016. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): THE 39 STEPS' Josh BernaskiTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): THE 39 STEPS' Josh Bernaski
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 25, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five (on Thursday): five questions (well, actually, six) designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we introduce you to Josh Bernaski, currently onstage in The 39 Steps at Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre. The consummate journeyman actor, Josh's career has taken him all around the world (well, almost!) but for a while at least, his Tennessee fans can revel in his immense talents while enjoying one of the theater's most entertaining works (which seems tailor-made for his abilities)… (more...)

BWW Interviews: Meet Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, Bobby G Award WinnersBWW Interviews: Meet Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, Bobby G Award Winners
by Chris Arneson - Jun 25, 2015

The winners of best actor/actress at the Bobby G Awards, Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, sat down with BroadwayWorld to discuss their lives up to the ceremony, what they've been up to since and what they're stoked for at The Jimmy Awards. (more...)

Betty Buckley Comments on Passing of EIGHT IS ENOUGH Co-Star Dick Van Patten: 'He Taught Me So Much'Betty Buckley Comments on Passing of EIGHT IS ENOUGH Co-Star Dick Van Patten: 'He Taught Me So Much'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 23, 2015

Today, Betty Buckley, who co-starred with Van Patten on EIGHT IS ENOUGHT, shared her thoughts with BWW on the passing of her friend (more...)

Betty Buckley Comments on Passing of EIGHT IS ENOUGH Co-Star Dick Van Patten: 'He Taught Me So Much'Betty Buckley Comments on Passing of EIGHT IS ENOUGH Co-Star Dick Van Patten: 'He Taught Me So Much'
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Today, Betty Buckley, Van Patten's co-star on EIGHT IS ENOUGH shared her thoughts with BWW on the passing of her friend (more...)

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