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Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/06/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/06/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

ATG Announces Disabled Access Day Plans & Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

?Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has announced its plans for Disabled Access Day on 12 March 2016. (more...)

People's Light Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

People's Light is pleased to announce an ALL-AMERICAN SEASON with a collection of world premieres, musical events, timeless classics, and outrageous comedies by leading American artists that each illuminate different aspects of our national identity. (more...)

Julia Duffy to Star in SEX AND EDUCATION at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Julia Duffy starring in SEX AND EDUCATION, written by Lissa Levin and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes). (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets LookOut Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the summer lineup for LookOut, a new multi-genre performance series, presenting a wide variety of work from a diverse array of voices, artists emerging and established alike. LookOut programming will take place throughout the summer in the 1700 Theatre, Steppenwolf's new 80-seat black box space at 1700 N Halsted St, which connects to the existing building. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 3, 2016
by - Mar 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE Completes Huntington's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announces that playwright Bryony Lavery's acclaimed adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House will complete its 2016-2017 Season. The adaptation of this iconic classic will be directed by Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish), and the play joins the previously announced six titles in the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

MCT's FALLEN ANGELS to Run 4/14-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre closes it 2015-2016 season with the stylish, witty and sparking classic, FALLEN ANGELS by the master of comedy Noel Coward, April 14 - May 1, 2016. Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright will direct MCT favorites Kay Allmand, Matt Koester, Beth Mulkerron, Rick Pendzich, Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger. FALLEN ANGELS performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 22, 2016

Tenor Matthew Polenzani--he of the refined singing, elegant deportment and serious nature--is having a great season at the Met, with major roles in a pair of new productions. First, he was Nadir, whose love for the priestess Leila (Diana Damrau) tempts her to give up her vows in Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES (THE PEARL FISHERS). Now he's working his mojo on no less than Elisabetta (Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen of England), in the new production of Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX at the Met, premiering March 24. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Artistic Director Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Kitchen Theatre Company Artistic Director Rachel Lampert has informed the Board of Directors that the 2016-2017 / 26th Season will be her final season at the theater. 'Next season will be my twentieth as Artistic Director, and I feel that is a milestone and an appropriate time to start new endeavors - my third act. I wanted to be sure the Board of Directors had ample time to find the next Artistic Director, so I have let them know of my plans,' says Lampert. Lampert's tenure has been marked by Kitchen Theatre Company's evolution from a struggling upstart to an established cultural center for Ithaca, Tompkins County and Central New York. She has championed the work of artists of color, women and LGBTQ writers, directors and actors. As a producer, she is recognized for her savvy ability to choose seasons that keep subscribers returning while provocatively pushing the envelope and always maintaining the core mission that 'important conversations happen in the Kitchen.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/2/2016 - Wayne Brady Honors Emerging Artists and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 2, 2016

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: Wayne Brady honors Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Nellie McKay and more at Lincoln Center's Emerging Artist Awards! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Legend Patricia Morison Celebrates 101st Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Best friend and host director John Bowab, Charlotte Rae, Janis Paige, critic Sylvie Drake, Peter White, Anne Jeffreys and Marty Wiviott of the Pantages Theatre, were among the select industry elite on hand to celebrate film and Broadway legend and icon, Patricia Morison's 101st birthday this week. Scroll down for photos from the celebration! (more...)

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, RIPCORD & More Set for Huntington's 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2014 and 2013, announces its 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: SBCC Reveals the Mysteries IN THE NEXT ROOM
by Maggie Yates - Mar 16, 2016

“In The Next Room,” illustrates how the mass availability of technology paves the way for social change. Yet at it's core, Ruhl's play is about the personal details of her characters' Private Lives and desires; and how the availability of electricity changes their lifestyle—from the physician's office to the living room to the bedroom. (more...)

'...FORUM,' SEX WITH STRANGERS, World Premiere and More Set for Geva's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Geva Theatre Center's Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and Executive Director Christopher Mannelli are proud to announce the 12 major productions and events of the much anticipated 2016-2017 Season, the non-profit theatre's 44th year of making professional theatre of a national standard in Rochester. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Extends THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Through March 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its critically acclaimed American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton, adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, will extend through Saturday, March 26 at the Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

Frontier Theatre Productions Announces First Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Frontier Theatre Productions' Artistic Director James Roose-Evans today announces the company's first show - a production of Marguerite Duras's The Lovers Of Viorne which runs from 3 - 21 May at The Theatre Room, Frontier's new 55 seat chamber theatre in their headquarters at 6 Frederick's Place.  Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell as Claire with full casting to be announced shortly.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 27, 2016
by - Jan 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Gizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate 70 years of Tony Award-winning music in a blockbuster one-night-only concert event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Chambers & Charlotte Richie on PRIVATE LIVES
by Jenny Ell - Jan 24, 2016

BWW:UK caught up with the stars of Private Lives, Tom Chambers and Charlotte Richie at the start of their UK tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HARVEY at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 207th season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway and Hollywood comedy, HARVEY. Directed by Bob Carlton, the play is currently in previews and opens on January 27th for a run through March 6th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Step Up Productions' PRIVATE LIVES to Run 4/8-5/8 at The Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Step Up Productions is pleased to conclude its 2015-16 season with Noel Coward's comedy of manners Private Lives, directed by Ian Frank, playing April 8 - May 8, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 1, 2016 at or by calling The Athenaeum Box Office at (773) 935-6875.  The press opening is Wednesday, April 13 at 8 pm. (more...)

The Rep to Present DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Seth Gordon. This incendiary tale of belief and identity in America runs February 10 - March 6 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. Curtain times are Tuesdays at 7 pm; Wednesdays-Fridays at 8 pm; select Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm; Saturday matinees at 4 pm; select Saturday nights at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and select Sunday evenings at 7 pm. (more...)

New IRF Report Spotlights Top Motivation Trends for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016


Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 2/07/2016
by BWW - Feb 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/07/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/6/16- PRIVATE LIVES
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2016

Today in 1975, Private Lives opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre), where it ran for 92 performances. Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noel Coward. It focuses on a divorced couple who discover that they are honeymooning with their new spouses in neighbouring rooms at the same hotel. Despite a perpetually stormy relationship, they realise that they still have feelings for each other. Its second act love scene was nearly censored in Britain as too risque. Coward wrote one of his most popular songs, 'Some Day I'll Find You', for the play. (more...)

Learn to Love I HATE HAMLET at Playhouse on Park This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

I HATE HAMLET is next up in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series. Opening night is Friday, February 26, at 8:00 pm with a wine and cheese reception to proceed the show. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse ( - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

BWW Review: Bold and Brave, Milwaukee's Skylight Presents Sensual POWDER HER FACE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 3, 2016

'I have only one purpose in life-- to be loved,' believes Margaret, the Duchess of Argyll in the Skylight Music Theatre's new production of the chamber opera Powder Her Face. Staged in the Cabot Theatre defined by bravado, brilliance and bravery, Milwaukee hosts the 1995 opera by British composer Thomas Adès an artist awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer Prize for Composition. With the libretto written by Phillip Hensher based on the sensational divorce proceedings of the Duchess of Argyll, the story toys with society's fascination of any royal's private life similar to how the Duchess toyed with the numerous men in her life. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/28/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW Review: PRIVATE LIVES, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, February 22 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 23, 2016

This glittering production of one of the greatest plays of all time, includes Olivier Award nominated TV and stage star TOM CHAMBERS (star of Top Hat the musical and Strictly Come Dancing winner) as the lovable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping the Velvet) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda. Also starring Charlotte Ritchie (Call the Midwife, Fresh Meat and Siblings) and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey). (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Stage U.S. Debut of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season continues with the American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/21/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2016
by - Feb 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. (more...)

Broadway Stage Management Symposium Sets 2016 Return
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is back!  After last year's successful inaugural program, Broadway's best stage managers gather together again for this immersive program.  The Symposium goes far beyond the classroom, offering two full days of practical insights, instruction and career advice from the most experienced and highly-regarded Stage Management professionals on Broadway.  This unique and invaluable program is the largest gathering of Broadway's stage managers for the purpose of teaching the art, craft and skills needed to forge a successful career. (more...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Set to Produce SLEUTH This March
by Louisa Brady - Feb 13, 2016

Little Fish Theatre's third production in their eleven-show line-up for 2016 is Sleuth, by Anthony Shaffer.  Written by the popular British playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, Sleuth ran for over 1200 performances on Broadway, was the winner of the 1971 Tony® Award for Best Play, and was made into two feature films.    (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Continue Season with Philadelphia Premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 207th season with the Philadelphia premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Directed by Bill Van Horn, this play with music begins previews on March 15th, opens on March 23rd and runs through May 1st on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Review: PRIVATE LIVES, New Alexandra Birmingham
by Emma Cann - Feb 10, 2016

One of Noel Coward's most enduring comedies, Private Lives follows the improbable tale of divorced couple Elyot and Amanda, both now re-married to Sybil and Victor respectively, who manage to honeymoon at the same hotel in the South of France, at the same time, and in adjacent rooms. Following a chance and excruciatingly awkward meeting on their neighbouring balconies, old passions are reignited and Elyot and Amanda take the impulsive decision to elope to Paris together. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Welcome Noel Coward Expert Geoffrey Johnson, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) welcomes Geoffrey Johnson, longtime friend and representative of Noel Coward and a Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation, as he shares personal reflections on the playwright. From Ten Chimneys to Jamaica, New York to London, we'll be treated to an intimate look at the last decade of Coward's life. Randy Bryant, Executive Director of Ten Chimneys - where Coward was a frequent guest - will moderate the presentation. "Remembering Noel" will be at the Broadway Theatre Center on Wednesday, April 20 as part of MCT's ViewPoints series in conjunction with our production of Coward's FALLEN ANGELS.  The ViewPoints presentation is free and open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. immediately before the 7:30 p.m. evening performance of FALLEN ANGELS. (more...)

Colin Gee & Angie Smalis Set for Abrons Arts Center's Travelogues Series, 5/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Abrons Arts Center presents Colin Gee and Angie Smalis in Chaplet of Roses and They Go Out in Joy, two works developed from fragments of the past. In the case of Chaplet of Roses, it is a 15th-century tapestry; in They Go Out in Joy, it is a collection of photos of Irish emigrants. The performance is part of Abrons' Travelogues dance series, curated by Laurie Uprichard. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, at 7:30pm, and Sunday, May 8, at 3pm, at Abrons Arts Center's Experimental Theater.  Promotional support provided by Irish Arts Center. (more...)

TheatreSquared Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced TheatreSquared's Season 11, a yearlong lineup of award-winning new comedies, adventure, and contemporary drama that marks the company's first six-play subscription season. Season packages are on sale today and offer a major new perk: T2 subscribers will now enjoy member pricing whenever they travel to 20 other national professional theatres from New York's Public Theatre, to Chicago's Steppenwolf, to San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse. Subscription packages are on sale now via Tickets Northwest Arkansas at (479) 571-2785 or online at (more...)

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