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Photo 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...)

THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR to Begin Off-Broadway in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

 The Award-winning ON YOUR WAY HOME PRODUCTIONS is pleased to present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Margaret Dulaney's (Sightseeing; Winner: Berrilla Kerr Award and www.listenwell.org) THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR, directed by John Augustine. The limited engagement begins on Sunday, October 18th and continues through Sunday, November 22th, 2015. Official opening night is Monday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.. THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR will perform at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street, New York, NY   10036). Tickets are now on sale at www.hummingbirdoffbroadway.com (more...)

Hari Dhillon and More to Lead DINNER WITH FRIENDS at Park Theatre This Autumn
by Jessica Khan - Sep 24, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Donald Margulies' Pulitzer-winning play DINNER WITH FRIENDS will bring food, love and relationships to the table with Sara Stewart, Shaun Dooley, Finty Williams and Hari Dhillon this autumn. (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Present SAIL AWAY, 10/28-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

42nd Street Moon, San Francisco's oldest resident professional musical theatre company, opens its 23rd season with Noel Coward's penultimate musical, the sparkling high seas comedy SAIL AWAY. Although this saucy look at travelers on a Mediterranean cruise opened on Broadway in 1961 and the West End in 1962, it has never been fully staged on the West Coast, until now. (more...)

Allison Janney Wins Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Allison Janney, star of the stage and screen, has won the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance as Bonnie in MOM. (more...)

VIDEO: Allison Janney Accepts Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2015

Allison Janney, star of the stage and screen, won the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her performance as Bonnie in MOM. Her seventh Emmy, this one makes her tied with Ed Asner as the performer with the second-most acting Emmys of anyone. Check out her acceptance speech below! (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Got $7.75 Million? Purchase Noel Coward's Connecticut Retreat
by Michael Dale - Oct 4, 2015

The theatrical genius frequently stayed there while entertaining guests such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Gertrude Lawrence, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne and, of course, Elaine Stritch. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for HAPGOOD at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Hampstead Theatre announces the full casting for Tom Stoppard's play Hapgood, which previews from Friday 4 December 2015. Directed by Howard Davies, the full cast features Lisa Dillon, who will take the title role, Gary Beadle, Joe Evans, Edward Hancock, Gerald Kyd, Tim McMullan and Alec Newman. Child actors Adam Cansfield and Sasha Graycomplete the cast. (more...)

Lisa Dillon Set for Tom Stoppard's HAPGOOD at the Hampstead This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Lisa Dillon is set to portray the title character in Tom Stoppard's HAPGOOD at the Hampstead Theatre this winter. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents SAIL AWAY, Now thru 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

42nd Street Moon, San Francisco's oldest resident professional musical theatre company, opens its 23rd season with Noel Coward's penultimate musical, the sparkling high seas comedy SAIL AWAY. Although this saucy look at travelers on a Mediterranean cruise opened on Broadway in 1961 and the West End in 1962, it has never been fully staged on the West Coast, until now. (more...)

Hari Dhillon and More Lead DINNER WITH FRIENDS, Beginning Tonight at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Donald Margulies' Pulitzer-winning play DINNER WITH FRIENDS brings food, love and relationships to the table with Sara Stewart (Present Laughter, PROOF), Shaun Dooley (BROADCHURCH, THE GAME), Finty Williams (ANGELINA BALLERINA, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST) and Hari Dhillon (DISGRACED - pictured, left) this autumn. (more...)

It's You! It's Who? Handy Footnotes For DAMES AT SEA's Name-Dropping Love Song
by Michael Dale - Oct 24, 2015

If your knowledge of pop culture doesn't quite extend to the Busby Berkeley era, here are some quick footnotes to help you along: (more...)

PRIVATE LIVES Starring TOM CHAMBERS At New Alexandra Theatre, Feb 8-13 2016
by Jenny Ell - Oct 23, 2015

A major revival of Noel Coward's hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor. (more...)

John Glover & Laila Robins to Lead THE SECOND MRS. WILSON at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

George Street Playhouse is excited to announce the Award-Winning cast of Joe DiPietro's The Second Mrs. Wilson, to run at the New Brunswick theatre November 10-29. (more...)

Official: Tom Chambers and Laura Rogers to Star in PRIVATE LIVES UK Tour; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

A major revival of Noel Coward's hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers(Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway's THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

On Your Way Productions is pleased to present a first look at the Off-Broadway premiere of Margaret Dulaney's THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR, directed by John Augustine. The limited engagement is currently in previews and continues through Sunday, November 22th, 2015. Official opening night is Monday, October 26th at 7:00 pm. THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR performs at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Company to Present IN LOVE & WARCRAFT, 11/12-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Custom Made Theatre Company plunges into virtual romantic comedy reality with Madhuri Shekar's award-winning Jane Austin meets Cyrano meets online gaming in 'In Love and Warcraft,' November 12 through December 12 at the company's new location, the Custom Made Theatre at 533 Sutter St. (at Powell) just north of Union Square. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Presents Noel Coward Comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2015

Present Laughter, the classic comedy by Noel Coward, opens at Lakewood Theatre Company November 6, 2015. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Crazy Coqs has announced a month of November glamour at London's most luxurious live entertainment venue.  (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Stage World Premiere of Daniel Fish's WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, 12/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Daniel Fish, the innovative director of theater, opera, and film, collaborates with designer Jim Findlay to create WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE, a new interdisciplinary work inspired by the psychological and emotional themes of aging and mortality in Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE is set for four performances only, Wednesday, December 9, through Saturday, December 12, at 7:30pm at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s Howard Gilman Performance Space, 450 West 37th Street. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The Crazy Coqs has announced a month of November glamour at London's most luxurious live entertainment venue.  (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 29
by Audition Roundup - Nov 29, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 29, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Nathan Lane, Dana Carvey Promote 1982 Mickey Rooney Sitcom ONE OF THE BOYS
by Michael Dale - Nov 27, 2015

Before SNL and Broadway stardom, the two young actors show tremendous comic presence on this television interview. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. The first preview is tonight, November 20 at 8PM at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, December 14 and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for The Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, running November 14 - November 22 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY Set for Lang Recital Hall, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

The Ziegfeld Society will present cabaret legend Steve Ross in his acclaimed show STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY, with special guest star Carole Demas, on Saturday, November 21st, 2015. The event will take place at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue), and tickets for the 3:30pm performance are now on sale. (more...)

The Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

The Old Globe presents the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, running tonight, November 14 - November 22 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Company Presents IN LOVE & WARCRAFT, Now thru 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Custom Made Theatre Company plunges into virtual romantic comedy reality with Madhuri Shekar's award-winning Jane Austin meets Cyrano meets online gaming in 'In Love and Warcraft,' tonight, November 12 through December 12 at the company's new location, the Custom Made Theatre at 533 Sutter St. (at Powell) just north of Union Square. (more...)

See the First Preview of MARJORIE PRIME for $5 at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, November 11, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath - Ustinov Studio Sets Spring, Summer 2016 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

We are delighted to announce the spring 2016 Ustinov Studio French Canadian season, running from 18th February until 30th April. This is a rare opportunity to experience Canada's contemporary theatre scene, one of the most vibrant in the world, reflecting a rich diversity of regional and cultural identities. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell appear IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE tonight, ALADDIN and THE LION KING appear on this morning's GMA! (more...)

THE WIZ LIVE's Derek McLane Among Nominees for 20th Art Directors Guild Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

In the television category of Awards or Event Special, Tony Award winner Derek McLane received two nominations, including his work as production designer for the 2015 OSCARS and NBC's THE WIZ LIVE. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2016
by - Jan 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tony Winning Set Designer Derek McLane to Design OSCAR Set for 4th Consecutive Year
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

BWW has just learned that Tony and Emmy-winning set designer Derek McLane (THE WIZ LIVE!) will return to design the sets for this year ACADEMY AWARDS for the fourth consecutive year. (more...)

Bush Theatre Sets Cast of Catherine-Anne Toupin's RIGHT NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The cast is announced and rehearsals begin today for RIGHT NOW, a co-production between the Bush Theatre, Traverse theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 6
by Audition Roundup - Dec 6, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 6, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

James Vincent Meredith to Star in OTHELLO at Chicago Shakespeare; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's intimate tragedy of heartbreak and revenge, OTHELLO. (more...)

Ephie Aardema, Corey Allen, Lesley Fera and Mark Zimmerman to Star in PTC's TWO DOLLAR BILL Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere play TWO DOLLAR BILL, January 15 through January 30, 2016. (more...)

Nathan Lane Joins Bel Powley in Film Adaptation of CARRIE PILBY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Stage legend Nathan Lane has signed on for the film adaptation of Caren Lissner's 2003 novel CARRIE PILBY, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Opening Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. The production opens tonight, December 14, at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street), and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Golden Age Producer/Director John C. Wilson's Long-Lost NOEL, TALLULAH, COLE, AND ME Published
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

The memoir of KISS ME, KATE's director and Noel Coward's producer and lover published over 50 years after his passing. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Shares Exclusive Details on THE WIZ LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 1, 2015

Today, McLane speaks exclusively to BWW about the magic behind the journey of these beloved characters, as they ease on down the road and onto our TV screens! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

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