Theatre West News

Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson & More to Star in New Wolsey Theatre's MIDSUMMER SONGS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today. (more...)

Rebecca Spencer to Make LA Concert Debut with FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist Rebecca Spencer will celebrate her Los Angeles concert debut with a performance of FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's on Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. (more...)

World Premiere of WITCH SLAP! Presented with Babes with Blades Theatre Company, 8/9 - 9/20
by Louisa Brady - Jul 21, 2014

In a world premiere production, Babes With Blades Theatre Company is proud to present Witch Slap!, by Jeff Goode, at Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N Clark St., in Chicago. Previews will be Saturday August 9, Thursday August 14, and Friday August 15 at 8PM, and Sunday August 10 at 3:30PM. The opening is Saturday, August 16 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Fridays at 8PM and Sundays at 3:30PM from August 16-September 20. (more...)

Casting Announced for Autumn Tour of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP - Helen Clapp, Michael Fenner and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been the world's longest running stage production at its London home for more than 55 years. The 60th Anniversary - and first ever - UK tour of this beloved murder mystery has now been seen by over 600,000 people across more than 600 performances and has broken box office records in Southampton, Barnstaple, Dublin and Aberdeen. (more...)

AstonRep's THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE to Run 10/23-11/23 at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

AstonRep Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with Martin McDonagh's black comedy THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen, playing October 23 - November 23, 2014 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1, 2014 at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129. The press opening is Sunday, October 26 at 3:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gwen Hollander, Garrett Marshall and More in Musical Theatre West's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

It's a 'tale as old as time,' and it's coming to Long Beach! Musical Theatre West's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast takes the stage at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center for 14 performances, Saturday, July 11 through Sunday, July 27, including a just added evening performance on Sunday, July 27, 7:00 PM. Relive the magic, the music, and the beauty of one of Disney's most beloved Broadway musicals live on stage, with vibrant costumes and sets and all of your favorite songs, from 'Be Our Guest' to 'Beauty and the Beast.' Tickets are now on sale at the MusicalTheatre West Box Office, by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4, or online at www.musical.org. Opening weekend performances are already sold out, so get your tickets now. Best seats available for the added performance on Sunday, July 27, 7pm. (more...)

Irish Rep to Kick Off THE PARTING GLASS Series This Week with IN SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces THE PARTING GLASS, a series of special one-night only events celebrating Irish arts and culture. THE PARTING GLASS, which marks the end of the Irish Rep's 2013-2014 Season, will feature traditional Irish music, dance, poetry and storytelling. The series will take place on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

It's a "tale as old as time," and it's coming to Long Beach! Musical Theatre West's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast takes the stage at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center for 14 performances, Saturday, July 11 through Sunday, July 27, including a just added evening performance on Sunday, July 27, 7:00 PM. (more...)

Babes With Blades Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of WITCH SLAP, 8/16-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

In a world premiere production, Babes With Blades Theatre Company is proud to present Witch Slap!, by Jeff Goode, at Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N Clark St., in Chicago. Previews will be Saturday August 9, Thursday August 14, and Friday August 15 at 8PM, and Sunday August 10 at 3:30PM. The opening is Saturday, August 16 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Fridays at 8PM and Sundays at 3:30PM from August 16-September 20. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Presents the Southern California Premiere of Disney's MARY POPPINS, 7/16-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season is well under way, and Artistic Director Steven Glaudini is proud to present the Southern California Regional Premiere of the smash hit Broadway musical MARY POPPINS, co-created by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Performances are July 16 to August 2. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Youth Conservatory Offers More Scholarships; Runs 7/14-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Long Beach Playhouse continues its commitment to the next generation of theatre artists at the 2014 Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory from July 14 through August 3. (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed THE TWITS & More Set for Royal Court's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Royal Court Theatre announces a new season of work today, Friday 27 June, including new plays from Molly Davies, Zinnie Harris, Rory Mullarkey, Tim Price and Jack Thorne; a debut play from first-time playwright Diana Nneka Atuona; a collaboration between scientist Chris Rapley, playwright and director Duncan Macmillan and director Katie Mitchell and a new production for young people and their families - Enda Walsh's new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits. (more...)

Tall Stories to Bring THE SHOW DRAGON to St. James Theatre this Holiday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following last Christmas's hugely successful run of THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE, Tall Stories are delighted to be returning to the West End's St James Theatre this Christmas to present the highly acclaimed production of THE SNOW DRAGON. (more...)

Spirited Hands Productions to Present New Musical VISIONARY MAN, 7/26-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The language of the Holy Spirit... direct from God? Spirited Hands Productions presents a new American musical based on the fascinating true story of visionary artist J.B. Murray. The world premiere of Visionary Man opens July 26 at the Hudson Mainstage in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS at Hale Centre Theatre West Valley Has a Spoonful of Surprises
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 23, 2014

MARY POPPINS at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley offers up a spoonful of visual surprises that will delight audiences of all ages. With a spoonful of eye-candy sugar, even cod liver oil can taste like strawberry ice. And this production will more than satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. (more...)

Disney's CINDERELLA Continues Through Aug 17 at Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

From now until August 17, Disney's animated classic 'Cinderella' comes to life on The Media Theatre stage each weekend. It's on Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at Noon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kres Mersky's Irreverent FLAG DAY Hits the Mark at Theatre West
by Don Grigware - Jun 17, 2014

As part of their new Writers in Rep play series, Theatre West presents Kres Mersky's Flag Day, a totally irreverent look at a dysfunctional family celebrating Christmas in June. With an eleven-member solid cast and excellent staging from director Paul Gersten, Flag Day is best appreciated if you just sit and enjoy, letting the surprises and shocking events hit you across the face like a cream pie ... or over the head with a pail of cold water. (more...)

Tickets to Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER with Hugh Jackman Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs Presents KRITZERLAND GOES OFF-BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND GOES OFF-BROADWAY! (more...)

Two Muses Theatre Offers Support to Suddenly-Closed Performance Network Theatre, 6/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Two Muses Theatre, West Bloomfield's newest non-profit professional theatre, would like to extend complimentary tickets to their current and upcoming shows to subscribers of Performance Network who were unable to see a play there due the sudden closure of the esteemed Ann Arbor theater. The Performance Network board of directors recently issued a statement saying that they are currently unable to reimburse their subscribers and tickets holders for unredeemed tickets. (more...)

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