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Writers Theatre Opens New Theatre CenterWriters Theatre Opens New Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Writers Theatre today opened its new theatre center, featuring two theatres in a stunning building designed by Studio Gang Architects, led by principal Jeanne Gang, and built by general contractor W.E. O'Neil Construction. The new home, the centerpiece of a $34 million fundraising campaign, provides nationally-recognized Writers Theatre with two intimate performance spaces under one roof, improved patron and artist amenities, and rehearsal and production spaces. Located on the site of the former Woman's Library Club of Glencoe, the new center was developed in partnership with the Woman's Library Club and the Village of Glencoe. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 6-12THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 6-12
by Nora Dominick - Feb 12, 2016

Freaking out over Sutton Foster coming to Gilmore Girls? Trying hard to win the online†#Ham4Ham? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Josette Simon Joins Mel Giedroyc in UK Premiere of LUCE at Southwark PlayhouseJosette Simon Joins Mel Giedroyc in UK Premiere of LUCE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Josette Simon joins the previously announced Mel Giedroyc to lead the cast of the UK premiere of JC Lee's play LUCE, which will run at London's Southwark Playhouse from 9 March to 2 April 2016, with a Press Night on Friday 11 March 2016. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play HouseAustin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mare Winningham, Peter Friedman and More in HER REQUIEM at LCT3Photo Flash: First Look at Mare Winningham, Peter Friedman and More in HER REQUIEM at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Peter Friedman, Keilly McQuail, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Robbie Collier Sublett, Joyce Van Patten and Mare Winningham are featured in the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater world premiere of HER REQUIEM, by Greg Pierce, directed by Kate Whoriskey. HER REQUIEM is currently in previews for a February 22nd opening†and will run for six weeks only through Sunday, March 20 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata, and directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling. Blood Wedding runs March 2 - April 24, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

UPDATE: Ken Watanabe Will Return to THE KING & I on 3/17 After Surgery RecoveryUPDATE: Ken Watanabe Will Return to THE KING & I on 3/17 After Surgery Recovery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Ken Watanabe's return to THE KING AND I has been postponed after recently undergoing†endoscopic surgery in Japan. Now we've confirmed with a Lincoln Center representative that he will officially†return to THE KING AND I on†Thursday, March 17. †Hoon Lee, who is currently playing the King of Siam, will play his final performance on†Wednesday, March 16. (more...)

Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND IBroadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Harold Prince & More Among First Inductees to Lincoln Center Hall of FameAudra McDonald, Harold Prince & More Among First Inductees to Lincoln Center Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The inaugural class of Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, which celebrates unparalleled excellence in the arts, was announced today (more...)

Breaking News: Aaron Sorkin to Write New Adaptation of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; Coming to BroadwayBreaking News: Aaron Sorkin to Write New Adaptation of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; Coming to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin has announced plans to bring Harper Lee's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Broadway for the 2017-2018 season. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin will write a new stage adaptation of Lee's novel, and the production will be directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Announced for Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere at GoodmanAll-Chicago Cast Announced for Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere at Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Casting is complete for the Goodman commissioned world premiere of CARLYLE by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine. CARLYLE features an all-Chicago cast with James Earl Jones II in the titular role, joined by Patrick Clear (Janice's Father), Maureen Gallagher (Janice's Mother), Tim Rhoze (CARLYLE's Father), Levenix Riddle (Omar/Tyrone), Tiffany Scott (Janice/Sarah), Charlette Speigner (Anita Hill/Shaniqua) and Nate Whelden (Mark). (more...)

Bartlett Sher to Direct J.T. Rogers' OSLO Off-Broadway at Lincoln CenterBartlett Sher to Direct J.T. Rogers' OSLO Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater †will produce OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning performances Thursday, June 16.†† Commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, OSLO will open Monday, July 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

UPDATE: Ken Watanabe Asks Fans for 'Understanding' in KING & I PostponementUPDATE: Ken Watanabe Asks Fans for 'Understanding' in KING & I Postponement
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Today, it was revealed that his Broadway return will be postponed by several weeks due to recent laparoscopic surgery for stomach cancer (more...)

VIDEO: Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE Explores The Rise and Fall of a Black Heavyweight ChampionVIDEO: Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE Explores The Rise and Fall of a Black Heavyweight Champion
by Michael Dale - Feb 9, 2016

Marco Ramirez's drama is loosely based on the story of heavyweight champ Jack Johnson. (more...)

Just $30 to see Mare Winningham in LCT3's Her RequiemJust $30 to see Mare Winningham in LCT3's Her Requiem
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 9, 2016

Six Weeks Only, All Tickets are†$30. Running Now through March†20.†Encouraged by her father, seventeen-year-old Caitlin postpones senior year†of high school to compose a full-scale requiem under the guidance of a†music teacher. But when Caitlin grows increasingly isolated from everyone†but her mentor, her mother worries for her well-being. As word of her†extraordinary project spreads, their Vermont home becomes a refuge for a†community of lost souls, forcing Caitlin's parents to choose between†putting an end to their daughter's beautiful creation or allowing it to†tear the family apart. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starring Margaret Colin, Celebrates Opening at Arena StagePhoto Flash: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starring Margaret Colin, Celebrates Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs now through†March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. The show just celebrated its opening night and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/8/2016This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/8/2016
by - Feb 8, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/8/2016. (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse Welcomes New Artistic DirectorOmaha Community Playhouse Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Faith Hickman has accepted the position of artistic director of the Playhouse. Hickman will begin at OCP full time on June 1, 2016 and is filling the position upon the dismissal of OCP's most recent Artistic Director Hilary Adams. Susan Baer Collins, former OCP associate artistic director, has been acting as interim artistic director since last December and she will work with Hickman in the transition. (more...)

BWW Review: Bristling A CITY OF CONVERSATION at ArenaBWW Review: Bristling A CITY OF CONVERSATION at Arena
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2016

When Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation opened at New York's Lincoln Center Theater in 2014, the depiction of a Georgetown political salon seemed so perfectly reflective of Washington, Arena Stage's Molly Smith rushed to get it staged here, and even succeeded in obtaining the same director, Doug Hughes. (more...)

Two-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS ClassicsTwo-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS Classics
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Over the summer, Jonathan Groff led the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A NEW BRAIN, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. The production's†two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95-minute show) from PS Classics hits shelves today, February 5, 2016. (more...)

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