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Jeremy Adams Named New General Manager of The Public TheaterJeremy Adams Named New General Manager of The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that they have named Jeremy Adams as The Public's new General Manager beginning April 27. (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2015 to Present THE WRECKERSBard SummerScape 2015 to Present THE WRECKERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Reviving important but neglected operas is one of the ways the Bard SummerScape festival has established itself as “a hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure” (New York Times), and this year's immersion in “Chávez and His World” is no exception. (more...)

Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Declares Tomorrow 'Talk Like Shakespeare Day'Mayor Rahm Emanuel Declares Tomorrow 'Talk Like Shakespeare Day'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) and the City of Chicago honor William Shakespeare's 451st Birthday with an official proclamation from Mayor Rahm Emanuel declaring April 23rd Talk Like Shakespeare Day. (more...)

Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 2015-16 Education Series to Include JUNIE B. JONES & MoreFox Cities P.A.C.'s 2015-16 Education Series to Include JUNIE B. JONES & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center revealed the 2015-16 Bemis Company Education Series last night to a group of educators from the Fox Cities and Northeast Wisconsin. The series of daytime performances is comprised of titles that connect with grades PreK-12 curriculum. Highlights include  Junie B. Jones' Essential Survival Guide to School, Dallas Children's Theater's The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and Ballet Folklorico "Quetzalli" de Veracruz.  (more...)

Two Join Cast of the World Premiere of TEDDY at Southwark PlayhouseTwo Join Cast of the World Premiere of TEDDY at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench announce a casting update, including the title role, for the world premiere of Teddy - by Tristan Bernays and music by Dougal Irvine. Snapdragon's Eleanor Rhode directs Joseph Prowen as Teddy and Jennifer Kirby as Josie in the production, which opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June, running until 27 June. (more...)

KINGMAKER to Premiere in West End, May 4KINGMAKER to Premiere in West End, May 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Following its Edinburgh Fringe 2014 sell out success, the critically acclaimed Kingmaker hits The Arts Theatre in London and The Marlborough Theatre at The Brighton Fringe this Spring.  The writers of previous Edinburgh Fringe hits Coalition and Making News and multi-award winning director of Instinct For Kindness and Lockerbie - Unfinished Business have teamed with one of the most respected actors of his generation to present a satirical tale of political intrigue, gamesmanship and ambition in the corridors of power. Alan Cox is directed by Hannah Eidinow in Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky's Kingmaker, the story of a fictional yet strangely familiar political figure whose bumbling bonhomie disguises a fierce determination and a heart of steel.  The subject matter of this biting satire is expected to be brought into sharp focus in the last few days of campaigning for the general election and the inevitable political frenzy that follows during the mad month of May.   (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Sets Full Cast for Australian Premiere SeasonMATILDA THE MUSICAL Sets Full Cast for Australian Premiere Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Full casting for the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical has been announced with rehearsals commencing in Sydney next week. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen CahillSalt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen Cahill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) closes out its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of HARBUR GATE by Kathleen Cahill, directed by Cohen Ambrose on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Leading Ladies of MATILDA THE MUSICAL National Tour Revealed; Bryce Ryness, Cassie Silva & More Among Cast!Leading Ladies of MATILDA THE MUSICAL National Tour Revealed; Bryce Ryness, Cassie Silva & More Among Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Casting has been announced for the First National Tour of Matilda the Musical. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, the First National Tour of Matilda the Musical will begin this May with technical rehearsals and performances at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT, with the official tour opening at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on June 7, 2015. (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexader & Nikki M. James Coming to U.S. Theaters & On Demand This JulyLUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexader & Nikki M. James Coming to U.S. Theaters & On Demand This July
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Veteran independent film distributor Richard Abramowitz announced that his company Abramorama, will release LUCKY STIFF in New York City on July 24th. The Orchard will compliment the theatrical release by making the film available to all U.S. and Canadian cable, satellite and digital platforms for a simultaneous day and date release. (more...)

Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Headlines The Old Vic's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Headlines The Old Vic's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Associated Press has confirmed earlier rumors that the Broadway-bound GROUNDHOG DAY musical will debut at the Old Vic Theatre as part of Matthew Warchus' first season at the helm. (more...)

Bottoms Dream to Present 5 WAYS SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET, 4/25Bottoms Dream to Present 5 WAYS SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Bottoms Dream has announced 5 Ways Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet, featuring performances by five independent Shakespeare companies. This one-night-only event will take place at 7pm on April 25 at New York Shakespeare Convention, held in Speyer Hall at University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street, Manhattan). (more...)

Gina McKee, Richard Clothier to Star in Ustinov Studios' THE MOTHERGina McKee, Richard Clothier to Star in Ustinov Studios' THE MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath has announced the final production in its spring 2015 season, the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's THE MOTHER, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, directed by the Ustinov Studio's Artistic Director Laurence Boswell. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING's Richard Southgate to Star in THE DOGS OF WAR at the Old Red LionSPRING AWAKENING's Richard Southgate to Star in THE DOGS OF WAR at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Robin Rayner, David Adkin and TREMers are pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Tim Foley's brave dark comedy The Dogs of War, starring Richard Southgate (Skins, Young Dracula and Borgia). This new play is a volatile look at a group of people battling with the fear of change, isolation and separation. (more...)

BWW Interviews: 'Soon' is Now...Meet Writer/Composer/Lyricist (and more) Nick BlaemireBWW Interviews: 'Soon' is Now...Meet Writer/Composer/Lyricist (and more) Nick Blaemire
by Ellen Burns - Apr 17, 2015

If you happen to be looking for a role model for making the most of your particular strengths and talents, I'd like to introduce you to actor/composer/writer/musician/director Nick Blaemire. Lucky for us, Nick, whose new musical, Soon, is currently making its world premiere at Arlington's Signature Theatre, was gracious enough to share some of his secrets for a successful creative life with me, even as he works on three of his own shows in three different cities at once. (more...)

HSC'S TROILUS AND CRESSIDA to Open 6/5HSC'S TROILUS AND CRESSIDA to Open 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Gamut Theatre Group's Harrisburg Shakespeare Company (HSC) opens its 22nd Free Shakespeare in the Park production, Troilus and Cressida, on June 5, 2015 at the Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park. Troilus and Cressida will run through June 20, 2015 with performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RED NOSES at the Secret TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at RED NOSES at the Secret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Nicu's Spoon presents RED NOSES by Olivier Award winning playwright Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas. RED NOSES is now and it's final week, and plays through Sunday, April 19th at The Secret Theatre (4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101). Tickets are available at www.SpoonTheater.org or by calling 866-811-4111 and range from $15-$25. (more...)

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