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THE CALL at the White Bear Theatre Makes Cast and Team UpdatesTHE CALL at the White Bear Theatre Makes Cast and Team Updates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

A woman alone in a Samaritan helpline centre takes a call. A voice in the distance. A bomb warning. Or is it a cry for help? (more...)

Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands On The Rise of Black TheatreGuest Blog: Cyril Husbands On The Rise of Black Theatre
by Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands - Nov 17, 2016

It didn't quite make Word of the Year, but the expression 'throwing shade' has found its way into the latest edition of the Collins Dictionary. The significance of this development is somewhat shaded (see what I did there?) by the general bemusement that it took Collins so long to 'discover' the phrase, and that anyone pays attention to dictionaries anymore, except in their online guises as useful tools for students and other plagiarists. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Spring SeasonDonmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today the Power Season at the Donmar Warehouse.  (more...)

Center Stage Announces LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Cast and Artistic TeamCenter Stage Announces LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Cast and Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

 Center Stage is pleased to announce the cast and artistic team for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, its first production of the 2016/17 Season. (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will PerformTamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the Master of Ceremonies, entertainment, and Gala Committee Members for their upcoming gala honoring playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel. (more...)

Richard Kind, Alex Brightman and More Slated for ASSISTED LOVING Reading at 92YRichard Kind, Alex Brightman and More Slated for ASSISTED LOVING Reading at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

ASSISTED LOVING: A SPECIAL READING BASED ON THE MEMOIR BY BOB MORRIS is among the theater events coming up this November and December at 92Y.  Featuring Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, Alix Korey and Quinn Mattfield, the reading will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and will be held on Monday, November 7 at 8 pm (free - registration required). (more...)

BWW Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Donmar Warehouse, 13 October 2016BWW Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Donmar Warehouse, 13 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2016

'I shook up the world.' So says young gun and new heavyweight champion Cassius Clay (shortly to become Muhammad Ali) in those heady moments after his shock defeat of Sonny Liston in February 1964. But a meeting that same night with three African-American friends of equivalent status - superstar crooner Sam Cooke, NFL hero Jim Brown and controversial preacher Malcolm X - leads to soul-searching about the definition of success, and how best men like Clay can represent their community in a divided nation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look! ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: First Look! ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

25 February 1964: 22-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends - activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown. (more...)

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Starts Tonight Donmar WarehouseONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Starts Tonight Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Sope Dirisu will portray iconic boxer Muhammad Ali in Kemp Powers's play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, beginning tonight at the Donmar Warehouse. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Playwrights' Center's 45th anniversary season kicks off October 17 with PlayLabs, a week-long new play festival featuring Core Writers Christina Ham ('West of Central'), Susan Soon He Stanton ('we, the invisibles') and Ken Urban ('The Remains'). Tickets are free and can be reserved at pwcenter.org/playlabs. (more...)

AMADEUS Leads October's Top 10 New London ShowsAMADEUS Leads October's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 1, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Amadeus and a starry Stoppard revival to exciting new musicals, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Announce that ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Will Receive its UK PremiereBirmingham Repertory Theatre Announce that ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Will Receive its UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The premiere of One Love: The Bob Marley Musical, a new musical focusing on a defining period of global legend Bob Marley's life and career in the 1970s, will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March 2017. (more...)

ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Currently in Development in LondonONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Currently in Development in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported on an upcoming musical based on the life of reggae legend, Bob Marley.   (more...)

Photo Flash: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Rehearses for the DonmarPhoto Flash: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Rehearses for the Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

25 February 1964: 22-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends - activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown.  (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This FallLaura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY to Kick Off Center Stage's 2016 Fall Play LabTHE THANKSGIVING PLAY to Kick Off Center Stage's 2016 Fall Play Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Center Stage has announced it has chosen The Thanksgiving Play by award-winning playwright, director, choreographer and performer Larissa FastHorse as its Fall Play Lab to begin the 2016/17 Season. The Play Lab will be held September 16-18 at Lord Baltimore Hotel. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC just announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. The tour will launch in Providence, RI October 30-November 6, 2016, and will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Please find complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT Musical in Central ParkBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT Musical in Central Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2016

The Public Theater's free PUBLIC WORKS production of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, just finished its run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, September 2 through September 5. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Shaina Taub's Score Highlights Public Works' Colorful and Lively TWELFTH NIGHTBWW Review: Shaina Taub's Score Highlights Public Works' Colorful and Lively TWELFTH NIGHT
by Michael Dale - Sep 5, 2016

For the past three years some of New York's most joyous theatrical celebrations have graced the city as the first September chill starts to pervade Central Park's Delecorte, when the Public Theater's Public Works program assembles a cast of over 200 strong to saturate a classic text with the flavor of the five boroughs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and More in The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Public Works MusicalPhoto Flash: First Look at Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and More in The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Public Works Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Public Theater's free PUBLIC WORKS production of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, begins at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park tonight, Friday, September 2, and ribs through Monday, September 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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