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Original Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAMOriginal Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Druid Theatre will remount Martin McDonagh's sensational, award-winning dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, at BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.) this winter. (more...)

BWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in ManassasBWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in Manassas
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 6, 2016

Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the quartet of seasonal spectres - if these characters are back in action, it must mean A CHRISTMAS CAROL has returned to spread humbug and cheer in the Kellar Family Theatre in Manassas. The resident community theatre at the Center for the Arts, Rooftop Productions, is offering their annual revival of the Dickens classic to delight audiences young and old. As a matter of fact, at the Sunday matinee I attended, there were nearly as many youngsters as grown-ups, which is a wonderful thing to see at a live theatre event. (more...)

Anna-Mart van der Merwe stars in SA Premiere of Acclaimed Florian Zeller Play THE MOTHERAnna-Mart van der Merwe stars in SA Premiere of Acclaimed Florian Zeller Play THE MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

After a sell-out season of Florian Zeller's THE FATHER with Marius Weyers, Anna-Mart van der Merwe stars in the SA premiere of Zeller's companion piece THE MOTHER. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present First UK Production of VETERAN'S DAY in Over 25 YearsFinborough Theatre to Present First UK Production of VETERAN'S DAY in Over 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

'It was war. And in war, everybody goes crazy or they die - right?' (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak Extends Stay as Artistic Director of Hartford StageTony Winner Darko Tresnjak Extends Stay as Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Sue Ann Collins, president of the Board of Directors of Hartford Stage, announced today that Darko Tresnjak, artistic director since 2012, has extended his contract through June 2019. (more...)

Preview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on BroadwayPreview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The producers of Indecent - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare 'Tops Out' Today with Last BeamCincinnati Shakespeare 'Tops Out' Today with Last Beam
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) continues construction with a 'Topping Out' event today with the placement of the last steel beam. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peter Van Norden in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rubicon TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Peter Van Norden in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ('NCIS,' RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10, followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. The show is currently in previews for a run through December 24, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Tarell Alvin McCraney Named Yale School of Drama Chair of PlaywritingTarell Alvin McCraney Named Yale School of Drama Chair of Playwriting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

James Bundy, Dean, has announced the appointment of Tarell Alvin McCraney as the Chair of the Department of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama, effective July 1, 2017, for a three-year term. (more...)

Hamish Clark to Star in The Albatross 3rd & Main at Park TheatreHamish Clark to Star in The Albatross 3rd & Main at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Gritty black comedy The Albatross 3rd & Main opens the new PARK90 season. Hamish Clark, Charlie Allen and Andrew St Clair-James star in this American tale of three men, a mountain of debt, and a box of priceless roadkill. (more...)

Experience a NEW Shakespeare Play at Prague Shakespeare CompanyExperience a NEW Shakespeare Play at Prague Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Czech Republic premiere of a 'new' Shakespeare play that holds the mirror up to nature with its themes of date rape, victim shaming, betrayal of friendship, forced marriages and madness. (more...)

Australian Shakespeare Company to Present 30th Consecutive Production of WIND IN THE WILLOWS at Royal Botanic GardensAustralian Shakespeare Company to Present 30th Consecutive Production of WIND IN THE WILLOWS at Royal Botanic Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

This summer, one of Australia's most beloved family traditions will perform their 30th consecutive season in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Wichita Regional Awards Update - Shane Schrag, Julia Faust Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Wichita Regional Awards Update - Shane Schrag, Julia Faust Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Wichita Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Regional Awards Update - Angel Lozada, Sean Watkinson Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Regional Awards Update - Angel Lozada, Sean Watkinson Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Regional Awards Update - Pasha Yamotahari, Johanna Carlisle Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Regional Awards Update - Pasha Yamotahari, Johanna Carlisle Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Grease is the Word at King's TheatreGrease is the Word at King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Grease is the word! The hit 70s musical returns in 2017 for a UK tour, stopping off in Glasgow on Tuesday 9 May for 11 nights. Tom Parker (The Wanted) will be making his musical theatre debut playing Danny Zuko, Danielle Hope (Over the Rainbow winner) will be playing Sandy, and Louisa Lytton (Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders) is taking on the role of Rizzo.  (more...)

Sweet Can Productions Presents MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARETSweet Can Productions Presents MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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 seventh edition of MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik EhnPhoto Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Regional Awards Update - Ben Tajnai, Nick Haubner Tied!2016 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Regional Awards Update - Ben Tajnai, Nick Haubner Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD IIThe OrangeMite Shakespeare Company to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Join The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company for their production of 'The Tragedy of Richard II'. (more...)

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