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5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

With nearly 2000 subscribers in attendance, The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed the season line-up for this celebrated theater's 8-show 2015/16 season. (more...)

David Ives's THE METROMANIACS to Play Shakespeare Theatre Company Next MonthDavid Ives's THE METROMANIACS to Play Shakespeare Theatre Company Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Continuing the successful partnership between Artistic Director Michael Kahn and Venus in Fur playwright David Ives, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents The Metromaniacs, the third installment in Ives's series of rediscovered French comedy masterpieces. (more...)

Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's LES MISERABLES will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning Tuesday, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: BROOKLYNITE begins off-Broadway, THE NETHER starts at the Duke of York's in London, and PHANTOM marks 27 years on the Great White Way! (more...)

Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Giuseppe Verdi's adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met with an internationally renowned cast headed by Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her North American debut as the fatally ambitious Lady Macbeth. Serbian baritone Željko Lu?i? sings the title role; German bass René Pape is among his victims of his bloody rise to the throne as Banquo, and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja sings the role of his heroic rival Macduff. (more...)

UK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full CastUK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford in 2013, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre's production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World My Masters returns in 2015 for an eight venue national tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (26 - 28 February), Grand Theatre Blackpool (5 - 7 March), Theatre Royal Brighton (10 - 14 March), Malvern Theatres (24 - 28 March), Hall for Cornwall (31 March - 4 April), Theatre Royal Bath (7 - 11 April), Darlington Civic Theatre (14 - 18 April), and Cambridge Arts Theatre (21 - 25 April), before a limited run at the Barbican (29 April - 9 May). (more...)

Nicu's Spoon Presents RED NOSES, 4/8-19Nicu's Spoon Presents RED NOSES, 4/8-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Nicu's Spoon is pleased to announce its production of RED NOSES by Olivier Award winning playwright Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas. RED NOSES will play a two week limited engagement at The Secret Theater (4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101).Performances begin Wednesday, April 8th and continue through Sunday, April 19th.Opening night gala performance is Wednesday, April 8th at 8:00pm. Tickets are available at www.SpoonTheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111 and range from $15-$25. (more...)

Nicu's Spoon to Present RED ROSES, Begin. 4/8Nicu's Spoon to Present RED ROSES, Begin. 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Nicu's Spoon has announced its production of RED NOSES by Olivier Award winning playwright Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas. RED NOSES will play a two week limited engagement at The Secret Theater (4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101).Performances begin Wednesday, April 8th and continue through Sunday, April 19th.Opening night gala performance is Wednesday, April 8th at 8:00pm. Tickets are available at www.SpoonTheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111 and range from $15-$25. (more...)

RSC Now Accepting Submissions for Summer Open Air PerformancesRSC Now Accepting Submissions for Summer Open Air Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is offering amateur and semi-professional theatre groups, and schools and colleges the opportunity to put on a play by Shakespeare or his contemporaries at The Dell, the Company's open air performance space in Stratford-upon-Avon, on Saturdays and Sundays throughout summer 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/28/15- MACBETHSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/28/15- MACBETH
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2015

Today in 1982, Macbeth opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 21 performances. Written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is about a regicide and its aftermath. It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare's play is April 1611, when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh BonnevilleShakespeare Uncovered Preview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Hugh Bonneville
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 28, 2015

Get ready Shakespeare lovers! Shakespeare Uncovered returns to PBS this Friday, January 30th. Like the first series, the second celebrity-hosted installment will cover a wealth of information, including a look at some iconic performances, historical and biographical data, and new analysis by noted scholars and guests, all of which will open up six of Shakespeare's greatest plays. (more...)

Broadway's MATILDA to Offer Sensory Friendly Performance This WeekendBroadway's MATILDA to Offer Sensory Friendly Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

On Sunday February 1 at 1:30 PM, Broadway's MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Dodgers, will give an autism-friendly performance at the Shubert Theatre (235 West 44th Street) in collaboration with TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI). (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonDAMN YANKEES, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Cabrillo Music Theatre announces the 2015-2016 season of shows. Three shows new to Cabrillo and to the Civic Arts Plaza, and a returning classic last performed here in 1996, 'A Season for All Seasons' has a show for every season of the year, and all are crowd-pleasers that everyone will enjoy! All of Cabrillo's productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

UK's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards Are Announced - Mark Strong, Helen McCrory and More Among Winners!UK's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards Are Announced - Mark Strong, Helen McCrory and More Among Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2014 were hosted today, Tuesday 27th January 2015, by its Chairman, Mark Shenton, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Cast of Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Cast of Steppenwolf's MARIE ANTOINETTE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Marie Antoinette, a modern, witty portrayal of the young queen of France by David Adjmi and directed by Robert O'Hara. The cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas as Marie Antoinette, Tim Hopper as her husband Louis XVI and Alan Wilder as Sheep. Ericka Ratcliff takes on the role of Yolande de Polignac and Mrs. Sauce replacing previously announced ensemble member Ora Jones who had an artistic scheduling conflict. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick RoadBWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road
by Christi Esterle - Jan 26, 2015

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Stage and Screen Star Barrie Ingham Has Died at 82Stage and Screen Star Barrie Ingham Has Died at 82
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

English actor of the stage and screen, Barrie Ingham has died at age 82. Best known on the London stage for Herbie, opposite Angela Lansbury, he also appeared in Aspects of Love on Broadway, opposite Sarah Brightman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Odyssey Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIEPhoto Flash: First Look- Odyssey Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Real-life father and daughter Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Zoe Perry (upcoming feature film Cotton) star with Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy) and Mary Mara (Nash Bridges) when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Anna Christie, opening Jan. 24 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Former Long Wharf associate artistic director Kim Rubinstein directs Eugene O'Neill's 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Sian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield TheatresSian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

To mark the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller'sPlaying for Time in the Crucible. Beecham directs Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina),Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop(Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Sian Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska). Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People's Theatre - the theatre's intergenerational acting company from across the region. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver who will reprise the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie. Final casting for this five star Chichester Festival Theatre production will be announced shortly. Take a look at photos of the three leads below! (more...)

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