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Lyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Directed LUFT GANGSTER Returns
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

NYLON FUSION THEATRE COMPANY and CLOVERLEAF COLLECTIVE are pleased to present the return of Lowell Byers' LUFT GANGSTER, directed by Tony Award winning director Austin Pendleton (Broadway's The Little Foxes, The Runner Stumbles, Shelter, Spoils of War). LUFT GANGSTER will play a limited engagement at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012) as part of their 'War Is Hell' Theatre Series (recently featured in New York Magazine's 'Things To Do in NY'). Performances begin Friday, March 31 and continue through Sunday, April 16. Opening Night is Saturday, April 1 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Artists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre is partnering with local arts advocacy non-profit Isinglass to offer Egg, the organization's three year-old summer theatre leadership academy. Egg is an intensive seven-week program that teaches high school students the art and business of producing their own theatrical production. This summer 2017 program concludes with a week-long planning session for students to develop theatre and arts advocacy projects which they implement in their own schools during the following school year. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Mark 150th Anniversary of CASTE with Production Starring Paul Bradley and Susan Penhaligon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre to mark the 150th anniversary of T. W. Robertson's 1867 comedy - and the first UK production in over 20 years - Caste plays at the Finborough Theatre for nine Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 2 April 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of Emma Donoghue's ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin have announced casting for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. (more...)

Stephen Casey and Cast Announced for the World Premiere of the Stage Adaptation of ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre Dublin today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Emma Donoghue's bestselling novel Room. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, winning multiple awards, she now brings the story to the stage featuring songs by Scottish songwriter Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. (more...)

Onomatopoeia Theatre to Stage OF MICE AND MEN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company, a resident company of Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street), will present a faithful production of John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' off-off Broadway from April 7 to 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: Modern Take on Scientific Status Quo Twists Moral Questions in DISINHERIT THE WIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

How can we understand and contextualize new information challenging what we take for granted as scientific fact? Disinherit the Wind, a play of ideas by Matt Chait that asks us to view the wonders of science through a different lens, opens March 3 at The Complex on Hollywood's Theater Row. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ken Urban's NIBBLER Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Amoralists, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, presents the world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, directed by Benjamin Kamine. NIBBLER runs now through March 18, 2017 in a limited engagement at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, located at 224 Waverly Place between Perry & West 11th Streets in New York City. The production opened on February 27, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

New American Theatre to Present Gender-Bending MACBETH: REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The New American Theatre celebrates their 21st Anniversary season with William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth: Revisited.' (more...)

Village Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Village Theatre is excited to announce its 2017-2018 Season with a diverse collection of shows that will combine to create an incredible year of theatre. The lineup includes: Into the Woods, a fairytale collision featuring the music of Sondheim; Disney's Newsies, a high-spirited explosion of song and dance; The Gin Game, a battle of quick wits and sharp tongues; String, a World Premiere musical fable about fate and the fragile fabric of the universe; and Hairpsray, the Tony Award-Winning smash hit. (more...)

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Repertory Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Begins Preview Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

nspired by the photographic works of Slim Aarons,Jerry Ruiz's conception of 'Twelfth Night' will transport audiences to a mid-20th century Illyria where jet-setting socialites encounter mistaken identities and gender masquerades, ensuring that no one really knows who they are, or what they want. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Gabor Tompa, March 7-18, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Inspired by the photographic works of Slim Aarons, Jerry Ruiz's conception of "Twelfth Night" will transport audiences to a mid-20th century Illyria where jet-setting socialites encounter mistaken identities and gender masquerades, ensuring that no one really knows who they are, or what they want. A shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as Cesario, a page in the service of Duke Orsino. Viola loves Orsino, but Orsino loves Lady Olivia, who in turn falls for "Cesario" when "he" is sent by the Duke to court her. Turning this comic love triangle even further on its side is the reappearance of Viola's twin brother Sebastian, presumed dead after the shipwreck. Add in a fool named Feste and a drunkard named Belch for a fast-paced feast for the senses. (more...)

Mat Smart's KILL LOCAL to Make World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the world premiere of Kill Local, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting graduate Mat Smart, directed by Jackson Gay (Kingdom City), as part of its 2017/2018 season, to run in August, 2017 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Original Chekhov-Inspired Play, BALANCE, Premieres at Center for Performance Experiment 2/19-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Balance, an original play conceived and written by two theatre professors, February 19-25 at the Center for Performance Experiment.  (more...)

BWW Review: Seagull Project's CHERRY ORCHARD Still Shines Amidst Some Confusion
by Jay Irwin - Feb 6, 2017

Mounting something as complex as a Chekov play is not an easy undertaking and should only be handled by professionals. Luckily, in Seattle, we have the Seagull Project who has been tackling these works the last few years including the absolutely incredible "Three Sisters" they put up a few years back. But as crystal clear the intent of the characters in their current production of "The Cherry Orchard" at ACT is, thanks to the stellar performances and direction, I wonder if the translation they chose isn't doing them any favors as I was never quite certain who many of these people were. (more...)

BWW Review: THR3E ZISTERS Is In Your Face Brilliance
by Frank Benge - Feb 6, 2017

THR3E ZISTERS by Baltimore-based playwright Lola Pierson was conceived and directed by Yury Urnov of D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth and was first mounted by Salvage Vanguard Theatre in 2015. That smash hit is currently receiving a remount at The Off Center. The original production won 4 Austin Critics Table Awards including Best Production of a Comedy. The show is part modern adaption of Chekhov's Three Sisters and part critique of Chekhov's work along with fresh literal translations of the original Russian text. It is also a bold criticism of the intrinsic conflicts of producing classical theatre in contemporary times. For good measure, THR3E ZISTERS spends a little time analyzing the transitioning roles of gender and performance in contemporary culture. (more...)

Misery Loves Family! BPA to Present AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, running March 17 - April 2. (more...)

Columbia Stages Presents Palina Jonsdottir's Production of BABETTE'S FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Columbia Stages will present Pálína Jónsdóttir's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2017) production of Babette's Feast. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Rediscovers Arthur Miller's INCIDENT AT VICHY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

'Jews are not a race, you know. They can look like anybody." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ken Urban's NIBBLER, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Amoralists, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, presents the world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, directed by Benjamin Kamine. NIBBLER runs now through March 18, 2017 in a limited engagement at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, located at 224 Waverly Place between Perry & West 11th Streets in New York City. The production opens tonight, February 27, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Astonishing Vocals in SMT's LITTLE WOMEN
by Jay Irwin - Feb 27, 2017

Shows like the musical version of "Little Women" require a powerhouse cast in order to survive. The songs are soaring and powerful and without the vocals to back it up, it's just not worth it. Fortunately Seattle Musical Theatre has some outstanding performers in their current offering but unfortunately the production offers little else to back up those astonishing vocals. (more...)

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell to Lead Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell will lead the cast as Maggie and Brick in Benedict Andrews' Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof which will begin previews in the West End at the Apollo Theatre on 13 July 2017.  (more...)

The Wallis Presents the West Coast Debut of Filter Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Two worlds collide in Filter Theatre's infectiously funny and irreverent take on Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's lyrical comedy of romance, satire and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Complete Works Festival, Filter Theatre's Twelfth Night combines dynamic narrative drive with a dynamic rock 'n' roll score played live onstage. Performances begin Tuesday, March 14 and it will perform through Sunday, March 19. (more...)

Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Masters the Term 'Bittersweet'
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 24, 2017

Last night's GREY'S ANATOMY was about reunions. Not necessarily happy reunions, but reunions all the same. No show on TV does 'bittersweet' better than GREY'S ANATOMY and there is a whole lot of bittersweet in this most recent episode, entitled “Back Where You Belong”. The episode was written by Jen Klein and directed by Oliver Bokelberg. (more...)

Imperial Artistry Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART at the Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Imperial Artistry in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the award-winning masterpiece Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from March 15. (more...)

Casting Announced for YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's (The Flick) adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya opens tonight and appears for a now-extended run through March 19 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

National Theatre Commissions Tonic Initiatives to Support Gender Equality in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Tonic has been commissioned by NT Director Rufus Norris and Executive Director Lisa Burger to support the NT in achieving its aspirations around equality and diversity. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BPA's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, running March 17 - April 2. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents World Premiere Commission
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare presents the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman that chronicles three generations of the Hollander family. Richard Hollander was devastated when his parents were killed in an accident. While cleaning out their attic, he discovered a suitcase of letters written in Polish and German during World War II by a family he never knew-his father's mother, Three Sisters, and their husbands and children-depicting day-to-day life under the most painful of circumstances in occupied Poland. Richard went on to discover that at the time the letters were written, his own father, Joseph, was fighting the United States government to avoid deportation and death. (more...)

Salt Pillar Productions Presents Reading of ADVENT by Montgomery Sutton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Salt Pillar Productions announces a public staged reading of Advent by Montgomery Sutton, directed by Emily Lyon. The cast features Dan Beaulieu, Laura Piccoli, and Montgomery Sutton. The one night only event will be held at 8pm on February 26, 2017 at Shetler Studios (244 w 54th St., 12th Floor). Tickets are free but limited and may be reserved in advance by sending an email to saltpillarproductions@gmail.com. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 18, 2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

The AC Group Presents MACBETH at Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

On a barren heath, Three Sisters tell an ambitious Scottish Lord he is destined to be King.  Alongside his ruthless wife, the pair are seduced by the promise of power. But their fortune is ill-fated. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Ken Urban's NIBBLER World Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Amoralists, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, present the world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, directed by Benjamin Kamine. NIBBLER runs from February 23 - March 18, 2017 in a limited engagement. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents WELL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The hilariously complicated relationship of a daughter and her mother takes center stage when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Tony award-winner Lisa Kron's thought-provoking comedy, Well, directed by Susan E. Evans, from February 17-March 12. (more...)

Kennedy Center Shines a Spotlight on International Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

This spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing arts highlights the work of five of the theater's preeminent directors from across the globe: Robert Lepage, Carlos Diaz, Sulayman Al Bassam, Peter Brook, and Lev Dodin. Kennedy Center audiences will experience a theatrical feast of visionary productions of both classic and contemporary plays offering a truly global perspective on theater today. (more...)

What Will The Neighbors Say? Presents FOUR SISTERS as Inaugural New York Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

What Will the Neighbors Say? is excited to announce its upcoming production of Four Sisters, a new play by Co-Artistic Director James Clements. The play examines the lives and deaths of the four daughters of the last Tsar of Russia in the aftermath of the 1917 Revolution. Four Sisters will begin with a preview performance on Tuesday March 21st before opening on Wednesday March 22nd at the Beckman Theatre at the American Theatre for Actors, 314 W 54th St. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

American Players Theatre Announces 38th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 38th Summer Festival Season, June 10 - October 22, 2017, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the return and work of visiting Chicago director and Jeff Award-winner William Brown taking on Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters in APT's newly renovated flagship 1140-seat outdoor amphitheater on the Hill.  (more...)

Everyman Rep Brings 1980s Berlin to Present Day Liverpool in THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The luminosity of 1980s Berlin is brought compellingly to present day Liverpool by the Everyman Company in The Conquest of the South Pole. Associate Director Nick Bagnall directs Manfred Karge's story of rebels who imagine themselves on Roald Amundsen's expedition in their attic. Full of inventiveness, defiance and aspiration, the spirit of this classic European text is as vital now in Brexit Britain as it was in Germany 30 years ago.    (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

TCG Publishes MARJORIE PRIME, BOOTYCANDY and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Theatre Communications Group has just published an exciting line-up of new plays from playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Tracy Letts, and Robert O'Hara. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company presents RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Epic Theatre Company proudly presents the Rhode Island Premiere of 'Rasheeda Speaking' by Joel Drake Johnson, a biting and insightful look into office politics and race in America. This one-act, four-person powerhouse of a play packs a walloping punch, and takes a look at what happens when racial identity is turned upside down. (more...)

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