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The Laughs Keep Coming at Hedgerow With BULLSHOT CRUMMOND This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

Using the philosophy that one good farce deserves another, Hedgerow Theatre follows its popular summer comedy with BULLSHOT CRUMMOND, a madcap parody of 1930s detective films that recreates in comic fashion movie special effects on stage. It runs from September 3 to October 11, with previews on September 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and the opening night today, September 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Laughs Keep Coming at Hedgerow With BULLSHOT CRUMMOND, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Using the philosophy that one good farce deserves another, Hedgerow Theatre follows its popular summer comedy with BULLSHOT CRUMMOND, a madcap parody of 1930s detective films that recreates in comic fashion movie special effects on stage. It runs from tonight, September 3, to October 11, with previews today and tomorrow, September 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and the opening night this Saturday, September 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Join Broadway's WICKED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Beginning tonight, September 15, West End alumna RACHEL TUCKER joins the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of 'Elphaba'. After nearly three years and over 1,000 performances, Rachel holds the record for most consecutive performances as Elphaba in London's West End production. She made her Broadway debut last season as Meg Dawson in Sting's THE LAST SHIP. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Kicks Off Season 16 at Stoneham Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Stoneham Theatre opens Season 16 with Stephen Sondheim's riotously funny Broadway musical hit A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Performances run from tonight, September 10 - October 4, 2015. (more...)

'The Exit Interview' At the Lounge Theatres Oct. 9 – Nov. 15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

William Missouri Downs' edgy, existential comedy examines religion, love, politics and the meaning of life in a hilarious standoff between belief and doubt. Directed by Sirena Irwin, The Exit Interview opens on October 9 at the Lounge Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

Robert Portal to Lead AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Casting is announced today for Around the World in 80 Days, which will run at the St. James Theatre from 26 November 2015 to 17 January 2016, with press night on 3 December 2015. Leading the cast in the role of Phileas Fogg will be Robert Portal, who, in challenges reminiscent of Fogg's own quest, has rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic in The Talisker Whisky Challenge and partaken in the Marathon des Sables, running over 150 miles of the Sahara Desert in six days, raising money for charity in both instances. (more...)

BWW Interview: She's a Witchy Woman- WICKED's Rachel Tucker Has Crossed an Ocean For Another Go at Elphaba
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 26, 2015

Tucker just checked in with BroadwayWorld about her first month as a Broadway Elpahba and everything that's been going on at the Gershwin since she arrived. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Stage Adaptation of BEN HUR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Ben Hur - Tim Carroll directs Alix Dunmore, Richard Durden, John Hopkins and Ben Jones. The production opens on 24 November, with previews from 19 November, and runs until 9 January 2016. (more...)

George Maguire and Rachael Wooding to Lead ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Bridge House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Bridge House Theatre in London will present the U.K. premiere of 'Another Night Before Christmas,' the two-person holiday musical by American writers Sean Grennan (book and lyrics) and Leah Okimoto (music), Nov. 28-Dec. 23. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events Alongside BEDROOM FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Bedroom Farce, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Performances begin Friday, November 11, 2016 at Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

Crumpet the Elf is Back in David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Alley Theatre brings back David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES December 1 through 31 in the Neuhaus Theatre. (more...)

Bergen County Players' PINOCCHIO Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

The Bergen County Players (BCP), the 2015 NJACT Community Theatre of the Year, continues its 83rd season with its annual family show, PINOCCHIO, a beloved tale of a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy, a classic story that will delight young and old alike. Under the direction of Terri Caust and musical direction by Steve Bell, PINOCCHIO will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from tonight, November 28th through December 20th. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

World Premieres from Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winners on Tap for La Jolla Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its development of new work, has announced four world-premiere productions for the 2016/2017 season, including works by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, Pulitzer Prize winners Quiara Alegria Hudes and Ayad Akhtar, and 2014 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award winner Jeff Augustin. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present PINOCCHIO, 11/28-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Bergen County Players (BCP), the 2015 NJACT Community Theatre of the Year, continues its 83rd season with its annual family show, PINOCCHIO, a beloved tale of a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy, a classic story that will delight young and old alike. Under the direction of Terri Caust and musical direction by Steve Bell, PINOCCHIO will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from November 28th through December 20th. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory's THE TRUTH Headed to West End with Frances O'Connor and More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller just finished its run at Menier Chocolate Factory and will now transfer to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End, beginning June 22nd, according to the Daily Mail.  (more...)

Harriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Hollywood, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS to Play Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for The Christians, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, which runs April 22 - May 15 in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TRUTH Opens Tonight at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller, who has already enjoyed a pair of London hits with THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, is currently onstage at Menier Chocolate Factory. THE TRUTH is about two couples - their friendship, suspicion and deceit. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alexander Hanson and Frances O'Connor in THE TRUTH at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller, who has already enjoyed a pair of London hits with THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, is currently onstage at Menier Chocolate Factory. THE TRUTH is about two couples - their friendship, suspicion and deceit. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory's THE TRUTH Headed to West End with Frances O'Connor and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller just finished its run at Menier Chocolate Factory and will now transfer to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End, beginning June 22nd, according to the Daily Mail.  (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Imogen Stubbs & Natalie Casey to Star in Frantic Assembly's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. Matthew Barker, Natalie Casey, Richard Mylan, Kirsty Oswald, Ewan Stewart and Imogen Stubbs will star in the play's UK premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith from 10th September until 1st October 2016 before embarking upon a UK tour. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

THE FOREIGNER is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. The show opens tonight, July 8, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 31, 2015

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: A starry SPAMALOT opens at the Hollywood Bowl and more! (more...)

London Classic Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season to Continue with ABSENT FRIENDS, Now Extended
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Following a successful Spring/Summer tour, London Classic Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Cabot today announces a 14-week extension of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, as part of the company's 15th Anniversary Season. In its most ambitious programme to date, the company will open a second leg of Absent Friends on 19 August 2015, followed by a 12-week UK & Ireland tour of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot from 9 September 2015.  (more...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in THE FOREIGNER, Beginning Tonight at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

The Foreigner is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season, starring Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean in one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Extended at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Audiences and critics are loving Shear Madness! Many dates are already full, so due to popular demand, Stages Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce FOUR MORE WEEKS of performances. (more...)

Rachel Tucker Announces Live at Zedel Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

After two sell-out one-woman shows, Rachel Tucker is back with her first intimate solo show for three shows only in March. (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Ephie Aardema, Corey Allen, Lesley Fera and Mark Zimmerman Star in PTC's TWO DOLLAR BILL, Starting Tongiht
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

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

Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creative Team Set for Guggenheim Panel, Plus Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writer duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. Members of the cast will perform highlights from the show. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE TRUTH at Menier Chocolate Factory
by marianka swain - Feb 9, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller, who has already enjoyed a pair of London hits with THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, premieres at Menier Chocolate Factory next month, and the theatre today announces the full UK cast. THE TRUTH is about two couples - their friendship, suspicion and deceit. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

PTC to Continue Play-By-Play Series with TWO HENRYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Two Henrys, the second installment of PTC's play reading series called Play-By-Play. Two Henrys by Kenneth Jones runs February 5 and 6, 2016. PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg directs the production. (more...)

Official: Matthew Perry to Bring First Play THE END OF LONGING to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) leads the cast in the World Premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February - 14 May 2016. This fast paced, and bittersweet comic new play, will be directed by the critically acclaimed and award-winning director, Lindsay Posner (Speed-the-Plow, Other Desert Cities) reuniting the pair, following their first West End collaboration on Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Comedy Theatre in 2003. (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...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Steven Berkoff & Shobu Kapoor Set for DINNER WITH SADDAM at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Steven Berkoff and Shobu Kapoor return to the stage to play opposite Sanjeev Bhaskar in the world premiere of Anthony Horowitz's new play Dinner with Saddam.  The production, directed by Lindsay Posner, opens on 22 September, with previews from 10 September, and runs until 14 November. (more...)

Robert Powell and Liza Goddard Set to Star in RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Robert Powell and Liza Goddard will star in a new production of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking; one of his funniest plays and one that turned him into a household name. (more...)

The Laughs Keep Coming at Hedgerow With BULLSHOT CRUMMOND This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Using the philosophy that one good farce deserves another, Hedgerow Theatre follows its popular summer comedy with BULLSHOT CRUMMOND, a madcap parody of 1930s detective films that recreates in comic fashion movie special effects on stage. It runs from September 3 to October 11, with previews on September 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and the opening night on Saturday, September 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Hedgerow Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include Agatha Christie Premiere & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The 2015-16 season at Hedgerow promises hilarity, chills, thrills, suspense, intrigue, mystery and a holiday tradition, with a schedule that includes the comic detective spoof Bullshot Crummond, the Gothic horror of Dracula, the 23rd annual A Christmas Carol, the amazing true story of British spy turned playwright Aphra Behn in Or, the world premiere of Agatha Christie's Mysterious Affair at Styles, and the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM to Kick Off Season 16 at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Stoneham Theatre opens Season 16 with Stephen Sondheim's riotously funny Broadway musical hit A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Performances run from September 10 - October 4, 2015. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/2/2016 - WICKED Tour, HOLIDAY INN Event and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 2, 2016

Today's big news: WICKED welcomes a new 'Fiyero' in Houston, and the cast of Broadway's HOLIDAY INN takes part in a special 'making of' event in NYC! (more...)

Meet WICKED's Incoming Broadway Leads - Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, beginning Tuesday, September 15, West End alumna Rachel Tucker will join the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Elphaba, alongside Jonah Platt, who will be making his Broadway debut in the role of Fiyero. In honor of the pair joining the New York company, BWW brings you a look back some of their past performances below! (more...)

Breaking News: West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Will Join Broadway's WICKED This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that beginning Tuesday, September 15, West End alumna RACHEL TUCKER will join the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Elphaba. After nearly three years and over 1,000 performances, Rachel holds the record for most consecutive performances as Elphaba in London's West End production. She made her Broadway debut last season as Meg Dawson in Sting's The Last Ship. (more...)

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