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STAGE TUBE: BLANK! THE MUSICAL Responds to 'Three Grandmas Getting High'STAGE TUBE: BLANK! THE MUSICAL Responds to 'Three Grandmas Getting High'
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2014

Recently, three grandmas got high and the video went viral. They suggested a title for a musical. BLANK! THE MUSICAL delivered. Watch their response below! (more...)

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is Coming to Broadway; Show Set for Spring 2015 at the Marquis Theatre - Plus VIDEO!THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is Coming to Broadway; Show Set for Spring 2015 at the Marquis Theatre - Plus VIDEO!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

David Mirvish and National Artists Management Company have just announced that they will present the Broadway premiere of The Heart of Robin Hood, written by David Farr, featuring original music performed on-stage by Parsonsfieldand directed by acclaimed Icelandic theatrical artist Gísli Örn Gardarsson. The production will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). Previews begin on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 23, 2015. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) celebrates the holiday season with THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]. Ray Jivoff directs this literary romp featuring Chris Klopatek, Rick Pendzich, Chase Stoeger and Marcus Truschinski. The cast of MCT favorites are also all alumni of the UW-Whitewater theatre program. Performances are November 19 - December 14, 2014 at the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Humber River Shakespeare Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Launch Tour Next MonthHumber River Shakespeare Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Launch Tour Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Humber River Shakespeare Company presents its annual production of Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. This December, gather with friends and family as five actors, armed with exquisite costumes and a trunk full of story-telling treasures, bring to life the timeless tale of greed, ghosts, and salvation. (more...)

Sweet Can Productions to Present MITTENS AND MISTLETOE, 12/19-28Sweet Can Productions to Present MITTENS AND MISTLETOE, 12/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Savor the season with something a little sweet (but oh so good for you)! The Bay Area's homegrown Sweet Can Productions presents an intimate theatrical circus experience for the holidays with the fifth edition of MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET. MITTENS AND MISTLETOE plays for a limited engagement December 19-28 at Dance Mission Theater (3316 24th St. in San Francisco). For tickets ($15-60) and information, the public may call 415-225-7281, visit brownpapertickets.com or sweetcanproductions.com. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning TonightTonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, running tonight, November 21, through December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). (more...)

Antony Sher, Harriet Walter and Alex Hassell to Star in RSC's West-End-Bound DEATH OF A SALESMANAntony Sher, Harriet Walter and Alex Hassell to Star in RSC's West-End-Bound DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Antony Sher, Harriet Walter and Alex Hassell will star in the Royal Shakespeare Company's DEATH OF A SALESMAN from March 26. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran helms Arthur Miller's 1949 play in a West-End-hopeful production, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Full House - Meet the Cast of A DELICATE BALANCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 20, 2014

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance opens tonight, November 20, on Broadway. The production stars Glenn Close (returning to Broadway for the first time in twenty years), John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement of A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will run through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the DixonTN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Inspired by both titles of William Shakespeare's popular, musical comedy, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, continues its seventh season of plays with a turn-of-the-century musical hall production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Mill Valley's 2014 WinterfestPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Mill Valley's 2014 Winterfest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

?The downtown plaza in Mill Valley will be filled with an eclectic mix of live music, children playing and community togetherness when the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Mill Valley, celebrates the holiday season with a fun filled afternoon for children, families, and anyone who enjoys the upcoming holidays at the annual Winterfest celebration. It all takes place on Sunday, November 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORSPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues with this season's opening Shakespeare production of 'The Comedy of Errors' playing November 21- December 13, 2014. For this production, Cincinnati Shakespeare is thrilled to welcome the Executive Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, Patrick Flick, to the director's chair for the first time at CSC! The production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Jeremy Dubin, Paul Riopelle, Justin McCombs and Josh Katawick. The design is generously sponsored by Towne Properties. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

THE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This WinterTHE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters and Strangemen & Co., in association with Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman, present the return engagement of The Woodsman to 59E59 Theaters, Theater B (59 East 59 Street between Park and Madison Avenues). Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, with associate direction by Devin Dunne Cannon. The Woodsman begins performances Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and opens Sunday, January 18, 2015. The Woodsman will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. The exclusive 59E59 Member presale begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 and tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday, December 5, 2014. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/14Aurora Theatre Company Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Critics and audiences agree -a second helping of BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE is in order. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the West Coast Premiere of Fraser Grace's provocative new play. (more...)

The City Shakespeare Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening 12/5The City Shakespeare Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The City Shakespeare Company is selling tickets to their family un-friendly production of Twelfth Night, opening in downtown Santa Monica on Friday, December 5th at 8 pm. Opening night will feature red carpet arrivals at 7:30 pm and wine. (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More!BWW Interview: Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More!
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 17, 2014

It's unlikely anyone leaving a performance of 'The Motherf**ker With the Hat' (MOFO) will be indifferent. That makes actor Juan Chioran happy. 'To be indifferent is the biggest crime in theatre,' he says on a day off from the popular show now playing at the new Coal Mine Theatre on the Danforth. He demands to be engaged, he adds, every time he attends a production. (more...)

Interactive New Musical BLANK! Opens Tonight at New World StagesInteractive New Musical BLANK! Opens Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The much anticipated, groundbreaking, interactive theatrical event, BLANK! THE MUSICAL will open tonight, November 17 at NYC's New World Stages. (more...)

Joe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Opens 11/23 at CTG/Mark Taper ForumJoe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Opens 11/23 at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' opens Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. 'What the Butler Saw' is currently in previews, and performances continue through December 21. (more...)

UK Production of THE NETHER Announces Full CastUK Production of THE NETHER Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

David Calder joins the West End cast of The Nether to play Doyle, previewing at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015 and opening on 23 February. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12weeks only to 25 April 2015. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production, The Nether is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott M Delman in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions, Lee Dean & Charles Diamond, 1001 Nights, JFL Theatricals/GHF Productions. (more...)

BWW Recap: CONSTANTINE Whets Our Appetite with 'A Feast of Friends'BWW Recap: CONSTANTINE Whets Our Appetite with 'A Feast of Friends'
by Misha Davenport - Nov 14, 2014

John's former punk rock band mate Gary Lester pays CONSTANTINE a ghoulishly delicious visit in 'A Feast of Friends' (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

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