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Irresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 SeasonIrresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck's irresistible comedy Bad Dates will complete the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season. Bad Dates will be directed by Huntington favorite Jessica Stone (This season's Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington), and the play joins the previously announced seven titles in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW Women in Theater: March 2017BWW Women in Theater: March 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Mar 22, 2017

Women in theater news for March 2017 (more...)

Paulo Szot, Tony Award Winner and International Opera Singer will Star in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITAPaulo Szot, Tony Award Winner and International Opera Singer will Star in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (Patrick Mulcahy, Producing Artistic Director, and Casey Wm. Gallagher, Managing Director) announced today that Tony Award-winning actor and world-renowned opera singer Paulo Szot will star in Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival this summer. Mr. Szot will play the role of Juan Peron opposite Broadway star Dee Roscioli who, as previously announced, will play the title role of Eva Peron. (more...)

John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY Headed to the Recording StudioJohn Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY Headed to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have just announced that original cast members will record the Kid Victory cast recording on Monday, March 20. Broadway Records is set to release the recording in September, produced by Michael Croiter. (more...)

Jayne Atkinson, Micah Stock and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Lineup; 2017 Commissions Announced!Jayne Atkinson, Micah Stock and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Lineup; 2017 Commissions Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting for the 2017 summer season. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Jayne Atkinson and Cote de Pablo will appear in Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House; Tony Award-nominee Micah Stock will appear in Jason Kim's The Model American and Halley Feiffer's Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow; Christopher Livingston, LeRoy McClain and Joniece Abbott-Pratt will perform in Harrison David Rivers' Where Storms are Born; and Rebecca Henderson will perform in Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow. (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STCJesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Danielle Brooks, John Tartaglia, and More Join Vineyard Theatre's 10th Anniversary Celebration of [title of show]Danielle Brooks, John Tartaglia, and More Join Vineyard Theatre's 10th Anniversary Celebration of [title of show]
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon are set to host the 2017 Gala Fundraiser celebrating the 10th anniversary of Vineyard Theatre's hit musical [title of show] with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, and a toast to Broadway producer Kevin McCollum.  Michael Berresse will direct the gala show.  Larry Pressgrove will be the music director. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, March 13, 2017, beginning at 6:30pm, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, TARTUFFE, & More Highlight Huntington Theatre Co's 2017-18 SeasonMERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, TARTUFFE, & More Highlight Huntington Theatre Co's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston's leading professional theatre, announces its 2017-2018 season. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis. The Huntington's upcoming season will include productions in the Huntington Avenue Theatre (known as the BU Theatre through June 30), and plans are underway to convert the theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. The 36th season will include four plays at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, as well as three plays at the Wimberly Theatre and one special event in the Roberts Studio Theatre, both located in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in the South End. (more...)

Tony Award Nominee David Garrison Joins Cast for Final Week of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORYTony Award Nominee David Garrison Joins Cast for Final Week of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Tony Award nominee David Garrison (Vineyard's MIDDLETOWN and EIGHT DAYS BACKWARDS) will join the cast of KID VICTORY starting Tuesday, March 14 for the the final week of its run. Garrison replaces Daniel Jenkins who returns to OSLO for the Broadway production. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre's 2016-17 Season Concludes with CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?Vineyard Theatre's 2016-17 Season Concludes with CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season concludes this spring with two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? will begin preview performances on Thursday, May 4 with an official opening night set for May 23. (more...)

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at SteppenwolfLiesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

BWW Review:  John Kander Musicalizes Another Dark and Dangerous Subject In KID VICTORYBWW Review: John Kander Musicalizes Another Dark and Dangerous Subject In KID VICTORY
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2017

Though the brilliant musicals that composer John Kander created with his late lyricist partner Fred Ebb frequently tackled dark and violent issues (CABARET, CHICAGO, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS among them), they did so with a shiny, often cynical veneer of show-biz. Snazzy melodies and joyful lyrics barely hid horrific subtext. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brandon Victor Dixon and More Line Up for Vineyard's [TITLE OF SHOW] 10th Anniversary GalaBetty Buckley, Brandon Victor Dixon and More Line Up for Vineyard's [TITLE OF SHOW] 10th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2017 Gala Fundraiser will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vineyard Theatre's hit musical [title of show] with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, and a toast to Broadway producer Kevin McCollum. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/18/2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/18/2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the VineyardBWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). Get a first look at highlights from the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season, Featuring S. Epatha Merkerson, Jane Kaczmarek and MoreWilliamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season, Featuring S. Epatha Merkerson, Jane Kaczmarek and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the Williamstown Theatre Festival 2017 Summer Season, the 63rd Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company, which will include four world premieres, a new musical, the first production of a WTF commissioned artist, and much more. (more...)

LPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards CelebrationLPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

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