Theatre West News

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna PlayhouseEmerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYKatie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough TheatreIT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 17 June 2016 and Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences to Present THE VELVETEEN RABBITThe Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences to Present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, The Velveteen Rabbit springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. A musical adaptation of the classic Margery Williams' tale, with music by composer Jimmy Roberts (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), book and lyrics by James Still, and direction and choreography by Amanda Tanguay (Pinocchio at The Marriott Theatre), The Velveteen Rabbit fuses the power of childhood play and fancy with the timeless need for unconditional love. Followed by a special Q&A session with the cast, The Velveteen Rabbit is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Getting to Know You: Theatre Ice BreakersBWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Getting to Know You: Theatre Ice Breakers
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - May 9, 2016

Making friends is not always easy for people. Sometimes you just can't think of the right conversation starter. Sometimes you crave a more interesting introduction at a table read or meet up than 'Name, Role, Fun Fact about yourself'. If you're like me, you don't know what fact about yourself would be considered fun.  You can learn a lot about someone as a person and as a performer if you just ask the right ice breakers. I've learned more about cast mates and fellow crew members from talking to them and asking these questions than any random fun fact could ever bring me. These are a few favorites of mine, including answers from yours truly (Because why not take this opportunity to introduce myself)! Here we go! (more...)

Musical Theatre West's Reading Series to Continue with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, 5/15Musical Theatre West's Reading Series to Continue with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) returns in with On the Twentieth Century, Sunday, May 15, 7pm at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Tickets are now on sale at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office, by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4. Advance general admission tickets for this one-night-only performance are $27 in advance or $32 on the day of the performance. Seating is general admission. For tickets or more information, call Musical Theatre West at (562) 856-1999, ext. 4 or go to www.musical.org. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

THE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere - THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.  (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This SummerCabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the 2016 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will be celebrated at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.    (more...)

Tom Berklund to Lead NEXT FALL at MACHA THEATRE/FILMSTom Berklund to Lead NEXT FALL at MACHA THEATRE/FILMS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

MACHA Theatre Co. and Treehouse Productions present the Tony Nominated and awarding winning Broadway play NEXT FALL in its 2015-1016 season. Written by Geoffrey Nauffts. NEXT FALL is about two gay men in a committed relationship with a twist, with one, Luke, being devoutly religious and the other, Adam, an atheist. The play revolves around their five-year relationship and how they make it work despite their differences. However, an accident changes everything. NEXT FALL paints a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love, and faith. Directed by Robin Long. (more...)

Shadowbox Live Academy to Host 'STEM Rocks the Box' TonightShadowbox Live Academy to Host 'STEM Rocks the Box' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Shadowbox Live Academy, now in its 8th year, is making final preparations for its flagship program: STEM Rocks the 'Box. This year,36? students will take the stage alongside Shadowbox Live metaperformers in a one-night-only performance: Monday, May 2nd at 7 PM at the Shadowbox Live building, 503 S. Front Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles & More for National Theatre's SUNSET AT THE VILLA THALIAPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles & More for National Theatre's SUNSET AT THE VILLA THALIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Rehearsal images have been released for Alexi Kaye Campbell's new play, SUNSET AT THE VILLA THALIA, directed by Simon Godwin, which premieres at the Dorfman Theatre from 25 May, with press night 1 June. (more...)

Gary Fannin, Alexander Huetson & More to Star in SAVAGE at the Arts TheatreGary Fannin, Alexander Huetson & More to Star in SAVAGE at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The creators behind stylish new drama and love story Savage, which uncovers the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived "cure" for homosexuality, have announced the cast for the West End premiere production at the Arts Theatre. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award HonoreeSHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, Broadway newcomer Nicholas Barasch, currently appearing in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me at Studio 54, will be honored with the 8th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set for Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.  The 2016 Theatre World winners will be announced shortly. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City HallPasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from AstonRep's THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIEPhoto Flash: New Shots from AstonRep's THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company continues its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Deborah Brevoort's moving drama THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, directed by Artistic Director Robert Tobin*. Inspired by events following the infamous 1988 terrorist attack of Pan Am Flight 103, THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE plays now through May 8, 2016 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has new shots from the show below! (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company to Present HORRIBLE HISTORIES - THE BEST OF BARMY BRITAIN!Birmingham Stage Company to Present HORRIBLE HISTORIES - THE BEST OF BARMY BRITAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ahead of their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company today announces Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy Britain! This special production marks Barmy Britain's 5th anniversary in the West End, holding its position as the longest running children's show in West End history. This special instalment of Barmy Britain follows the sell-out successes of Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Parts One, Two and Three and will feature the horribly best bits from all three productions. (more...)

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