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Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Opens PRIVATE LIVES Tonight, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2012

The Royal Wedding. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Olympic Games and Ceremonies. Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates our "love affair" with all things British with Private Lives, an elegant and sophisticated comedy by Sir Noel Coward which previews September 5 and opens Saturday, September 8 at the theatre's intimate home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. A co-production of Rubicon The Royal Wedding. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Olympic Games and Ceremonies. Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates our "love affair" with all things British with Private Lives, an elegant and sophisticated comedy by Sir Noel Cowar, opening tonight, Saturday, September 8 at the theatre's intimate home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. A co-production of Rubicon and Laguna Playhouse, Private Lives runs Wednesdays through Sundays through September 30. Get a first look at the cast onstage below! Laguna Playhouse, Private Lives runs Wednesdays through Sundays through September 30. Get a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Conleth Hill, Will Keen, Felicity Montagu & Malcolm Sinclair Join Rowan Atkinson in QUARTERMAINE'S TERMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

Rowan Atkinson will be joined by Conleth Hill, Will Keen, Felicity Montagu and Malcolm Sinclair in the first major West End revival of Simon Gray's play 'Quartermaine's Terms', from 23 January 2013 at Wyndham's Theatre, London. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE - A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL Starring Lea Salonga & More Set for The Old Globe 2012-13 Season - Full Season Announcement, San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

The Old Globe's 2012-13 Season will feature the World Premieres of two new musicals: Allegiance - A New American Musical by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. The season also includes George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in celebration of the classic play's 100th anniversary and the World Premiere of a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. Two recent Broadway hits will make their San Diego debuts at the Globe: David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities. Rounding out the season are the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow and the Southern California Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size. (more...)

Irish Rep Launches Season with THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, 10/4-11/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY - with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Tickets for RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

As previously announced, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will arrive on Broadway this season with previews set for January 21, 2013 prior to Opening Night on February 21 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). (more...)

Janet Henfrey and More to Star in Finborough Theatre's BARROW HILL World Premiere, Aug 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2012

The world premiere of Barrow Hill, a first play by new playwright Jane Wainwright, starring Janet Henfrey, and directed by Abbey Wright - whose recent work includes the multi-four star production of Dublin Carol as part of the Donmar at the Trafalgar Studios season - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances on Sunday, 19 August 2012 (Press Night: Monday, 20 August 2012 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Bob Hess, Mary Lang, Brandon J. Murphy and More Set for JULIA PASTRANA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced casting for its next main stage production, The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World by Shaun Prendergast. Bob Hess, Mary Lang, Brandon J. Murphy, Chandler Smith, and Jessica Vera will star in a new production of this powerful play running October 25 through November 18 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at 120 South Main Street. This production will be the first in Amphibian's new home in the Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth. (more...)

Performers Announced for Playwrights Horizons' STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Christine Lahti, Zachary Booth and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced the initial list of performers participating in the return of its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Poetic Justice on Monday evening, October 22. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre To Present Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, Opening 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY - with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, Now thru 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Primary Stages' HIM!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012

Earlier this week, the company of the new Primary Stages production, HIM by Daisy Foote, took a break from rehearsal to meet with the press. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre To Present Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, Opening 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY - with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square Presents XANADU, 6/29-7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

Xanadu is set to run June 29 - July 22 at Playhouse on the Square. (more...)

Robert Bathurst to Lead Theatre Royal Brighton's BLUE/ORANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

Theatre Royal Brighton Productions presents the second show in their debut season, Joe Penhall's multi award winning play, BLUE/ORANGE, directed by Artistic Director Christopher Luscombe (The Madness of George III, Spamalot in the West End) with Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Wild at Heart, Downton Abbey) in the role of Robert. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Ann Harada & More Join Laura Osnes & Prince Charming Santino Fontana in Broadway-Bound CINDERELLA Workshop, 8/2 & 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Victoria Clark, Harriet Harris, Ann Harada and Peter Bartlett will join Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince in a workshop of the new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA August 2nd and 3rd in New York, it has been announced by the musical's producer Center Theatre Group in association with Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Jill Furman. (more...)

David Greig & David Harrower Double Bill Set for August at the Traverse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

The Traverse will bring together two of Scotland's mos famous playwrights, David Greig and David Harrower, in a special double bill as one of the Theatre's flagship shows for its 2012 Festival Programme this August. Presented back to back, David Greig's The Letter of Last Resort and David Harrower's Good With People take us from London to Helensburgh, tracing the paths of personal and political destruction in two highly-charged stories. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents AVENUE Q, July 13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC will return to performing in the beautiful, newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, July 11-28, 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Maureen Anderman, Mark Lamos & Nicholas Martin Talk THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2012

Westport Country Playhouse stages the National Book Award-winning memoir, "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion, now through June 30, featuring noted actress Maureen Anderman as Didion. Directed by Nicholas Martin, the play is based on the author's actual experience rebuilding her life during the year after her spouse's death and her capacity to emerge strengthened from even the most shattering of life's trials. Watch the video below for behind-the-scenes interviews with Artistic Director Mark Lamos, Director Nicholas Martin and actor Maureen Anderman! (more...)

SBCC to Present AVENUE Q, 7/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC will return to performing in the newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, set for July 11-28, 2012. (more...)

Two River Theater Announces Fall Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces new information about its fall schedule for the 2012-13 Season. The eight-play season will begin in September with Suzan-Lori Parks directing her own play Topdog/Underdog on the 10th anniversary of its winning the Pulitzer Prize. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stylish PRIVATE LIVES Amuses at Wayside Theatre
by Jeffrey Walker - Jul 30, 2012

PRIVATE LIVES, quintessential Noel Coward, still shows style and wit onstage at Wayside Theatre, Middletown, Va. But the well cast production is amusing without being a laugh riot. PRIVATE LIVES runs through August 11. (more...)

Janet Henfrey and More to Star in Finborough Theatre's BARROW HILL World Premiere, Aug 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

The world premiere of Barrow Hill, a first play by new playwright Jane Wainwright, starring Janet Henfrey, and directed by Abbey Wright - whose recent work includes the multi-four star production of Dublin Carol as part of the Donmar at the Trafalgar Studios season - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances on Sunday, 19 August 2012 (Press Night: Monday, 20 August 2012 at 7.30pm). (more...)

SBCC to Present AVENUE Q, 7/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC will return to performing in the newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, set for July 11-28, 2012. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Host 'East End for Obama' Fundraiser, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2012

Nathan-Lane-to-Host-East-End-for-Obama-Fundraiser-824-20010101 According to the New York Post, Nathan Lane is set to host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama called 'East End for Obama' on August 24. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square Presents XANADU, 6/29-7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Xanadu is set to run June 29 - July 22 at Playhouse on the Square. (more...)

BARROW HILL Opens at Finborough Theatre, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

The world premiere of Barrow Hill, a first play by new playwright Jane Wainwright, starring Janet Henfrey, and directed by Abbey Wright - whose recent work includes the multi-four star production of Dublin Carol as part of the Donmar at the Trafalgar Studios season - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances on Sunday, 19 August 2012 (Press Night: Monday, 20 August 2012 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Playhouse on the Square Kicks Off Season With LEGALLY BLONDE, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

Playhouse on the Square's 43rd Season kicks off with the regional premiere of Legally Blonde The Musical. Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," she packs her pooch and her stilettos and heads to Harvard Law to get him back. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents AVENUE Q, July 13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC will return to performing in the beautiful, newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, July 11-28, 2012. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents AVENUE Q, Now thru July 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC returns to performing in the beautiful, newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, now through July 28, 2012. (more...)

AVENUE Q Kicks Off Garvin Theatre's 2012-13 Season Tonight, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC has announced that after their three year modernization project, the Theatre Group is back, bigger and better than ever. They are thrilled to welcome audiences back to the newly remodeled, technically sophisticated, totally accessible and energy efficient, Garvin and Jurkowitz Theatres and our exciting 2012-13 season. (more...)

SBCC Presents AVENUE Q, Now thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC returns to performing in the newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, set for tonight, July 11 through July 28, 2012. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Decadent Indecency Lives On in PRESENT LAUGHTER at Theatre Three
by Lauren Smart - Aug 7, 2012

In Noel Coward's delightful comedy Present Laughter, now onstage at Theatre Three, there are women behind every door and secrets poured out with every sip of brandy. But there's something delicious about rich people with crisp British accents acting naughty. (more...)

Clark, Harris, Harada & More Join Osnes and Fontana in CINDERELLA; To Play Broadway Theatre in Spring of 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

Just announced is official word that the new production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will arrive on Broadway this season with previews set for January 21, 2013 prior to Opening Night on February 21 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), it has been announced by the musical's producers Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Jill Furman in association with Center Theatre Group. (more...)

THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

Hallie Foote and More Join Primary Stages' HIM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

Primary Stages continues their celebration of the Foote familly legacy with the world premiere of of HIM by Daisy Foote. This production, the second of Primary Stages' 28th season will feature Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote, Tim Hopper, Adam LeFevre, and Adina Verson. Helmed by Obie Award-winning director Evan Yionoulis, HIM runs September 25 - October 28 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, October 9. (more...)

Actors Theatre's Artistic Director Les Waters Makes Directing Debut with LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced that Waters will stage his inaugural production as Artistic Director with Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill. O'Neill's epic drama will play a limited engagement of 24 performances in the Pamela Brown Auditorium at Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the Brown-Forman Series. It begins previews on October 9, opens October 11 and runs through October 28. (more...)

Peterborough Players Begin PRESENT LAUGHTER Performances 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2012

Present Laughter, an audacious comedy by the popular and prolific playwright Noel Coward, opens at the Peterborough Players on Wednesday, August 15, and continues through Sunday, August 26. Single tickets are $37 and $39 on Saturdays and may be ordered through the box office at 603-924-7585 or online at www.PeterboroughPlayers.org. (more...)

Nathan Lane Hosts 'East End for Obama' Fundraiser Today, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

According to the New York Post, Nathan Lane is set to host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama called 'East End for Obama' today, August 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Opening 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2012

The Royal Wedding. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Olympic Games and Ceremonies. Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates our "love affair" with all things British with Private Lives, an elegant and sophisticated comedy by Sir Noel Coward which previews September 5 and opens Saturday, September 8 at the theatre's intimate home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. A co-production of Rubicon and Laguna Playhouse, Private Lives runs Wednesdays through Sundays through September 30. Get a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BARROW HILL Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight, Aug 20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

The world premiere of Barrow Hill, a first play by new playwright Jane Wainwright, starring Janet Henfrey, and directed by Abbey Wright - whose recent work includes the multi-four star production of Dublin Carol as part of the Donmar at the Trafalgar Studios season - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances tonight, Monday, 20 August 2012 at 7.30pm. (more...)

Peterborough Players Begin PRESENT LAUGHTER Performances 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Present Laughter, an audacious comedy by the popular and prolific playwright Noel Coward, opens at the Peterborough Players on Wednesday, August 15, and continues through Sunday, August 26. Single tickets are $37 and $39 on Saturdays and may be ordered through the box office at 603-924-7585 or online at www.PeterboroughPlayers.org. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Ann Harada & More Join Laura Osnes & Prince Charming Santino Fontana in Broadway-Bound CINDERELLA Workshop, 8/2 & 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Victoria Clark, Harriet Harris, Ann Harada and Peter Bartlett will join Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince in a workshop of the new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA August 2nd and 3rd in New York, it has been announced by the musical's producer Center Theatre Group in association with Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Jill Furman. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stylish PRIVATE LIVES Amuses at Wayside Theatre
by Jeffrey Walker - Aug 2, 2012

PRIVATE LIVES, quintessential Noel Coward, still shows style and wit onstage at Wayside Theatre, Middletown, Va. But the well cast production is amusing without being a laugh riot. PRIVATE LIVES runs through August 11. (more...)

Janet Henfrey and More Star in Finborough Theatre's BARROW HILL World Premiere Today, Aug 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2012

The world premiere of Barrow Hill, a first play by new playwright Jane Wainwright, starring Janet Henfrey, and directed by Abbey Wright - whose recent work includes the multi-four star production of Dublin Carol as part of the Donmar at the Trafalgar Studios season - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances today, 19 August 2012 (Press Night: Monday, 20 August 2012 at 7.30pm). (more...)

NY Public Library To Host Noël Coward Exhibit 3/12-8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2012

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and The Noël Coward Foundation have revealed further information about some the artifacts that will be displayed in the exhibition Star Quality: The World Of Noel Coward which will run from March 12 to August 18, 2012. (more...)

Peterborough Players Begin PRESENT LAUGHTER Performances Tonight, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2012

Present Laughter, an audacious comedy by the popular and prolific playwright Noel Coward, opens at the Peterborough Players tonight, August 15, and continues through Sunday, August 26. Single tickets are $37 and $39 on Saturdays and may be ordered through the box office at 603-924-7585 or online at www.PeterboroughPlayers.org. (more...)

Frank Langella Joins GRACE OF MONACO Film
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

According to Deadline.com, Frank Langella is in talks to play Father Tucker in Grace of Monaco opposite Nicole Kidman in the title role of Princess Grace Kelly, as well as Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III. The film will be directed by Oliver Dahan, who helmed La Vie en Rose. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Jack Koenig and More in Peterborough Players' PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

Present Laughter, an audacious comedy by the popular and prolific playwright Noel Coward, opens at the Peterborough Players on Wednesday, August 15, and continues through Sunday, August 26. Single tickets are $37 and $39 on Saturdays and may be ordered through the box office at 603-924-7585 or online at www.PeterboroughPlayers.org. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below. (more...)

Noël Coward Star Quality Lincoln Center Library Exhibit Extends Thru 8/12/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2012

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and The Noël Coward Foundation announce that the exhibition STAR QUALITY; THE WORLD OF NOËL COWARD will now run from March 12 to August 12, 2012. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 8/6
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2012

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content from all corners of the globe. Our regional contributors do an amazing job each day of bringing you the latest theater news in their cities and countries and to acknowledge this, we are launching a new weekly column called 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'. Read on for this week's edition of BWW's regional highlights! (more...)

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