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Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos of YOUNG CHEKHOV at Chichester Festival TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos of YOUNG CHEKHOV at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The first pictures are released today for a major new season of Anton Chekhov's early works at Chichester Festival Theatre. Newly adapted by David Hare and directed by Jonathan Kent, the productions present a unique theatrical event which will see a repertory cast of 23 actors performing 50 parts in Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull. For the first time ever on this scale audiences will be given the opportunity to see all three shows in close proximity performed by the same group and with the same creative team.  Check out the rehearsal photos below! (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Star in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe; Creative Team Set!Mercedes Ruehl to Star in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run September 26 through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY Tonight at The PublicBrandon Victor Dixon, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus and Karen Olivo as Penelope. (more...)

UrbanTopaz Multimedia to Present World Premiere of SELECTION DAY This FallUrbanTopaz Multimedia to Present World Premiere of SELECTION DAY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Award Winning Playwright, Paul Buzinskis' new play, SELECTION DAY, will have its World Premiere at Theatre 54, September 19th - October 3rd. (more...)

Kathleen Turner, Deborah Cox to Star in New Off-Broadway Play This FallKathleen Turner, Deborah Cox to Star in New Off-Broadway Play This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Academy Award Nominee &  Golden Globe Winner Kathleen Turner and Grammy Award Nominee Deborah Cox have signed on to join the cast of the world premiere Off Broadway production WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME IF (more...)

HORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough TheatreHORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Horniman's Choice brings together four plays by the leading figures of the 'Manchester School' of playwrights - Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse, all originally championed by Annie Horniman, owner of Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain. Horniman's Choice runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 September 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere, Beginning Tonight at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere, Beginning Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

The Public Sets Free Mobile Shakespeare Unit Tour CastThe Public Sets Free Mobile Shakespeare Unit Tour Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT again this October with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The free Mobile Unit tour (October 9-29) will bring free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues, including stops at our Public Works community partner venues: Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn and DreamYard Project in the Bronx. Following the Mobile tour, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will have a sit-down run at The Public Theater from Sunday, November 1 to Sunday, November 22, with an official press opening on Thursday, November 5. (more...)

RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Now thru Sept 20RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Now thru Sept 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Writer and actor Rhonda S. Musak brings the world premiere of Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. This funny and moving piece takes the audience on a triumphant, auto-biographical journey through the trials and tribulations of being different, and ultimately to self-discovery and healing. This touchingly personal tale is directed by Gareth Hendee and runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 10-20, 2015 at the False Creek Gym. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA Makes European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse TonightHarvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA Makes European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Director Luke Sheppard helms Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA, with previews from tonight 10 September, an opening slated for 16 September and a run through 10 October 2015 at Southwark Playhouse. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'oThe Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, November 8. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 15 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse Opens WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG TonightSaint Michael's Playhouse Opens WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin previously announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America, running evenings at 8 p.m. tonight, July 29, and August 1, 4 - 8 and matinees at 2 p.m. on August 1 & 8, 2015. (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

Former Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has DiedFormer Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has Died
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that English actor/director Robin Phillips has died. Best known as a driving force behind the revitalization of Ontario's Stratford Festival in the 1970s, Phillips passed away yesterday, July 25, following a prolonged illness. He was 73. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Shakespeare has become as much a part of summertime in Houston as baseball and backyard barbecues. Produced by the University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance, the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) has brought the Bard to Bayou City residents for four decades. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

White Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKETWhite Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company announces a one-of-a-kind pop-up theatre experience with the opening ofGravedigger's Tale, a new, interactive, one-man play conceived and directed by Robert Richmond and produced in tandem with the Folger Theatre.  (more...)

THE SCREENWRITER DIES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL Coming to FringeNYC, 8/20-29THE SCREENWRITER DIES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL Coming to FringeNYC, 8/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents The Screenwriter Dies Of His Own Free Will, a new metafictional comedy on the art of the deal by FringeNYC veteran Jim Shankman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish PlaywrightPhoto Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents New England Premiere by Irish Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Gloucester Stage proudly presents the New England Premiere of Enda Walsh's The New Electric Ballroom from July 23 through August 15 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

The Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park Starting TodayThe Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. In The Drilling Company's production for Bryant Park Shakespeare, beginning tonight, July 17, and continuting to August 2, the play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. Directed by David Marantz, it aims to send a clear message about the violence that can result from social division and corporate greed. (more...)

The Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park TodayThe Drilling Co. Brings ROMEO AND JULIET to Bryant Park Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' exquisitely pleads for similar and neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. In The Drilling Company's production for Bryant Park Shakespeare, presented today, July 17, to August 2, the play will be set in a modern city which is divided by wealth and class. (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSICNational Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Renowned theatre-makers Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their recent, large-scale interpretations of Aeschylus' The Persians and Shakespeare's and Brecht's Coriolan/us with National Theatre Wales, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of Christopher Logue's filmic poem War Music, derived from Homer's account of the last years of the Trojan War. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The PublicBrandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lloyd Reynolds, Jamison Stern and More in Goodspeed's LA CAGEPhoto Flash: First Look at James Lloyd Reynolds, Jamison Stern and More in Goodspeed's LA CAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens TonightGoodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which began on June 26, and opens tonight, July 15, 2015 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Inside Dress Rehearsal of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLESSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Inside Dress Rehearsal of Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Check out a sneak peek at dress rehearsals below! (more...)

Elm Shakespeare Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHTElm Shakespeare Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Elm Shakespeare Company continues its 20th anniversary season celebration Aug. 20-Sept. 6 with 16 performances of "Twelfth Night", one of Shakespeare's most beloved and riotous comedies of mistaken identity. (more...)

Cast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2013, the world premiere of We Know Where You Live  by Steven Hevey, the award-winning Playwright-on-Attachment at the Finborough Theatre, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing nine Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 2nd August 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 3rd August 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

New York Classical Theatre Sets 16th Season of Free Outdoor PerformancesNew York Classical Theatre Sets 16th Season of Free Outdoor Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and greed of commerce.  Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of his subjects.  When his deputy sentences Claudio to death, the virtue and purity of his sister, Isabella, is the price she must pay to save her brother's life.  We learn through the Duke that mercy, understanding, and compassionate leadership are the keys to restoring harmony in any society.  Measure for Measure is directed by Artistic Director, Stephen Burdman. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT UK TourFull Cast Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Following a successful tour of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, today London Classic Theatre announces the cast for its production of Waiting for Godot, as part of the company's 15th anniversary season. London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot directs Jonathan Ashley (Pozzo), Peter Cadden (Vladimir), Richard Heap (Estragon), Michael Keane (Lucky) and Sonja Zobel (A Boy). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this autumn, starting at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on 9 September. (more...)

Screwball Comedy BORN YESTERDAY Comes to Peterborough Players, 8/12-23Screwball Comedy BORN YESTERDAY Comes to Peterborough Players, 8/12-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Peterborough Players fifth play of the season is Garson Kanin's acclaimed comedy, BORN YESTERDAY. It debuts Wednesday, August 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Sept 10-20RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Sept 10-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Writer and actor Rhonda S. Musak brings the world premiere of Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. This funny and moving piece takes the audience on a triumphant, auto-biographical journey through the trials and tribulations of being different, and ultimately to self-discovery and healing. This touchingly personal tale is directed by Gareth Hendee and runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 10-20, 2015 at the False Creek Gym. (more...)

Amanda Hale to Lead Cast of STUDY OF RELIGIOUS RADICALISATIONAmanda Hale to Lead Cast of STUDY OF RELIGIOUS RADICALISATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

At the same time as announcing the autumn tour dates, ATC and the Unicorn Theatre announce the cast for their co-production of the UK premiere of Martyr. Star of The Nether, Ripper Street and The White Queen, Amanda Hale is joined by Flaminia Cinque (Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason), Kriss Dosanjh (Rafta Rafta), Mark Lockyer (London Road), Brian Lonsdale (The Pitman Painters), Daniel O'Keefe (professional debut), Farshid Rokey (Mogadishu) and Jessye Romeo (Dirty Sexy Things) in Ramin Gray's production of Marius von Mayenburg's searing exploration of radicalisation and liberal multi-cultulralism. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Abigail Shapiro on YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at 54 Below!BWW Exclusive: Abigail Shapiro on YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

On September 2nd and 3rd, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown The Musical, is coming to 54 BELOW. But this isn't your usual production of the show. This concert version of the musical will have a cast of kids, (12-13 years old) which is different from past productions of the show, since it is usually performed with a cast of adults playing children. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm.  THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATIONShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Stage Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Next up on the Main Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present the New Jersey premiere of Bill Cain's Equivocation. When the Bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to the truth and artistic integrity. Equivocation was described in Variety as "one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade." (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/25/2015 - Misty Dances Into ON THE TOWN, Benedict Opens HAMLET and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/25/2015 - Misty Dances Into ON THE TOWN, Benedict Opens HAMLET and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 25, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Misty dances into ON THE TOWN, Benedict Cumberbatch brings HAMLET to life and more! (more...)

Cal Shakes to Close 41st Main Stage Season with KING LEARCal Shakes to Close 41st Main Stage Season with KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater concludes its 2015 Main Stage season with King Lear, Shakespeare's most brilliant and profound tragedy, helmed by nationally-acclaimed director Amanda Dehnert, and featuring two-time Tony nominee and film star Anthony Heald (Silence of the Lambs, Broadway's The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper) in the title role. King Lear plays at the BART-accessible Bruns Amphitheater from September 16 through October 11. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This FallGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

THE SCREENWRITER DIES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL Comes to FringeNYC TonightTHE SCREENWRITER DIES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL Comes to FringeNYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents The Screenwriter Dies Of His Own Free Will, a new metafictional comedy on the art of the deal by FringeNYC veteran Jim Shankman. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA at Southwark PlayhouseFull Cast Announced for Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Director Luke Sheppard today announces the full company for Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina. Sheppard directs Tamsin Carroll (Rita), Ben Deery (Miranda), Charlie Hayes (Eleanor), Bruce Montague (Terry), Robert Morgan (Amy), Matt Rixon (Bessie), Ashley Robinson (Gloria), Gareth Snook (Charlotte) and Edward Wolstenholme (Valentina). The production opens on 16 September, with previews from 10 September, and runs until 10 October. (more...)

Raffi Barsoumian and Ramiz Monsef to Star in Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the Geffen This FallRaffi Barsoumian and Ramiz Monsef to Star in Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Geffen Playhouse just announced the cast for the West Coast premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Steinberg Award recipient Rajiv Joseph. Raffi Barsoumian will star as Humayun, opposite Ramiz Monsef as Babur. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The PublicSaycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, November 8, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Natalie Radmall Quirke Joins West End's MARTYR; Amanda Hale WithdrawsNatalie Radmall Quirke Joins West End's MARTYR; Amanda Hale Withdraws
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

At the same time as announcing the autumn tour dates, ATC and the Unicorn Theatre announce the cast for their co- production of the UK premiere of Martyr. Flaminia Cinque (Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason), Kriss Dosanjh (Rafta Rafta), Mark Lockyer (London Road), Brian Lonsdale (The Pitman Painters), Daniel O'Keefe (professional debut), Natalie Radmall-Quirke (The Playboy of The Western World - Southwark Playhouse), Farshid Rokey (Mogadishu) and Jessye Romeo (Dirty Sexy Things) make up the company for Ramin Gray's production of Marius von Mayenburg's searing exploration of radicalisation and liberal multi-culturalism. (more...)

Barbara Chisholm to Lead ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at Arena StageBarbara Chisholm to Lead ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

"If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" Erma Bombeck, the award-winning humorist and syndicated columnist known for her wry and humorous take on family life, is the subject of the newest project from twin-sister journalists and playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel-the world-premiere drama Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End debuting at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The Engels reunite with director David Esbjornson (Arena Stage's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner) following their collaboration on the smash hit Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, which starred Kathleen Turner in its celebrated 2012 run at Arena Stage. (more...)

Screwball Comedy BORN YESTERDAY Comes to Peterborough Players TonightScrewball Comedy BORN YESTERDAY Comes to Peterborough Players Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Peterborough Players fifth play of the season is Garson Kanin's acclaimed comedy, BORN YESTERDAY. It debuts tonight, August 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Broadway's Bryce Pinkham & Lucas Rooney Return from Zara Aina Trip to MadagascarBroadway's Bryce Pinkham & Lucas Rooney Return from Zara Aina Trip to Madagascar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Broadway actors Lucas Caleb Rooney, fresh off of a run in Classic Stage Company's production of Doctor Faustus, and Bryce Pinkham, after a run of The Heidi Chronicles and before returning to his Tony-nominated role in the Tony award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, have recently returned from Madagascar, where they worked to secure a permanent home for their non-profit organization, Zara Aina.  Also joining them in Madagascar was puppeteer, Annie Worden. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

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