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BILLY ELLIOT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and MEMPHIS Headline Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonBILLY ELLIOT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and MEMPHIS Headline Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, has announced Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017 - 2018 mainstage season. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Season 29Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Season 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert have announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2017-2018 Season. Featuring a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, two Shakespearean epics, a madcap riff on a literary classic, critically acclaimed new works, an adaptation of a cinematic treasure, and stories ripped from the pages of today's most popular children's books, the nationally renowned Theater's 29th Season offers something for every audience in Central Florida and beyond. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage SeasonMarin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Enchantment abounds as the season continues with the Bay Area Premiere of Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall's effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, coming to MTC this holiday season. In the Elizabethan era, when women are forbidden to become actors, what's a stage-struck lady to do? Lady Viola de Lesseps adores plays, especially those by a young writer named Will Shakespeare, but can only look on longingly as men and boys perform them. Will, meanwhile, has his own struggles: his inspiration fled, his debts and unwritten commissions piling up…until he meets an unknown young player named Thomas Kent, who speaks his words as he's always dreamed they'd be spoken, and a beautiful woman named Viola, who could be just the muse he needs. Under the direction of MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this stage adaptation of the beloved film finds its true essence: a love letter to the power of theatre and the imagination. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK TourBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2017. Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike and follows Billy's journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and More Lead Cleveland Play House 2017 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and More Lead Cleveland Play House 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Cleveland Play House's newly announced 2017-18 Season contains a wide range of work certain to captivate, enlighten, excite and engage Cleveland audiences. Bursting with action, adventure, romance, and suspense, audiences will find joy in unexpected places in each production this Season.  The Season will include a swashbuckling romantic comedy, an urgent revival of an international classic, soul-shaking gospel performances, a political thriller from a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a Tony Award-winning musical, and an electrifying athletic drama that packs a punch. With characters ranging from rebels and outsiders, to misfits, revolutionaries and geniuses, audiences will be swept up into the stories of one and all, and will be reminded that the most efficient way to resolve conflict whether on the stage or in life, is through collaboration.   (more...)

Oscar Award-Winning SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago ShakespeareOscar Award-Winning SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings to the stage one of the most popular romantic films of all time, Shakespeare in Love-in an enchanting, music-filled theatrical event staged by acclaimed director Rachel Rockwell. Based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love is adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lee Hall. Culminating the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season, this high-spirited romantic comedy is magnificently rendered onstage in the magical intimacy of Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater, April 15-June 11, 2017. (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

Bryan Cranston to Get Mad as Hell in Ivo van Hove's NETWORK Stage AdaptationBryan Cranston to Get Mad as Hell in Ivo van Hove's NETWORK Stage Adaptation
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 26, 2017

It was announced this afternoon that Emmy and Tony Award-winner, Bryan Cranston will be sitting at the news desk of Howard Beale in Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of the 1976 satirical classic, 'Network.' (more...)

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR Transfers to the West EndOUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Following a critically-acclaimed opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, subsequent UK tour and sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour opens in the West End in May 2017 at the Duke of York's Theatre. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017JULIUS CAESAR, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 82nd year with preview performances beginning on February 17, and the season officially kicks off Friday night, February 24, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (director, Shana Cooper). (more...)

African American History in Tallahassee - Visit Heritage Sites Across the CityAfrican American History in Tallahassee - Visit Heritage Sites Across the City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Florida's Capital City has some of the state's most significant African American historical sites, from early homes, schools and churches with roots in the era of slavery to the Civil Rights Heritage Walk commemorating sit-ins and bus boycotts that helped end segregation policies. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Opens Next Week at Wheelock Family Theatre!BILLY ELLIOT Opens Next Week at Wheelock Family Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

BILLY ELLIOT runs January 27th - February 26th at Wheelock Family Theatre. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces Its 2017 SeasonThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces Its 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey announces its 2017 lineup after completing an immensely successful 2016 season that was repeatedly featured in "Top Ten Productions of 2016" listings, such as The Star-Ledger, The Wall Street Journal, and NJ Arts. The 2017 season promises to be a thrilling one, featuring beloved classics, as well as an epic new work. The Theatre is especially proud to be the first theatre in the Northeast to present Shakespeare in Love by Lee Hall, the new play based on the Academy Award-winning film by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard with music by Paddy Cunneen. The new stage adaptation is one of five plays to appear on STNJ's Main Stage in 2017 and will be accompanied with works by Moliere, Shakespeare and Joe Orton.  (more...)


by Marcel Konrath - Dec 5, 2016

Die englischsprachige Originalproduktion vom Londoner West End ist vom 28. Juni bis 23. Juli 2017 exklusiv im Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt Hamburg zu erlebenBILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL begeisterte bereits mehr als 11 Millionen (more...)

BWW Review: Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Is A Soaring AchievementBWW Review: Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Is A Soaring Achievement
by Herbert Paine - Nov 21, 2016

BILLY ELLIOT is a spectacle of moving proportions, a celebration of the human spirit, that in its current presentation at Phoenix Theatre leaps and bounds with heartfelt fervor. Under Michael Barnard's direction, the opus is magnum, a grand collaboration of choreography, music, scenic design, lighting, and wardrobe ~ and a lustrous cast featuring Matthew Dean and Seth Judice, alternating as Billy. A must-see to lift the Holiday Season spirits! (more...)

OSF Closes its 2016 SeasonOSF Closes its 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up the 2016 season on October 30 with the final performances of Great Expectations, Richard II, Twelfth Night and The Yeomen of the Guard. Preparations for the 2017 season and 2017 member ticket sales are already underway. The 2017 opening weekend is February 24-26; preview performances begin February 17. (more...)

George Dvorsky Returns Home for BILLY ELLIOT at the Palace Theatre This FallGeorge Dvorsky Returns Home for BILLY ELLIOT at the Palace Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Local Broadway actor George Dvorsky will return home to take on the role of Billy's Dad in the moving musical 'Billy Elliot'. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This OctoberBILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

Samuel French Announces Representation for Rights of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESamuel French Announces Representation for Rights of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

 Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced their representation for performance rights of Shakespeare in Love, The Play adapted by Tony® Award winning playwright Lee Hall from the Academy Award winning film by Tony and Academy Award winning playwright Tom Stoppard and Academy Award winning screenwriter Marc Norman. Originally presented on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions, critics described the play as 'a stirring love story ...funny and genuinely moving. A joyous celebration of theatre' (Daily Telegraph); 'an absolute joy from beginning to end' (Daily Express); 'deliciously funny' (The Independent); and 'an ebullient crowd-pleaser' (The New York Times). (more...)

Curve Confirms Full List of Contributors for National Conference on Diversity in British TheatreCurve Confirms Full List of Contributors for National Conference on Diversity in British Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

???????Curve today confirmeds the full list of contributors for the upcoming National Diversity Conference. (more...)

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