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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...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater Company's CLOUD NINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the first production of its 30th anniversary season, the New York revival of multiple Obie Award winner Caryl Churchill's landmark play Cloud Nine, directed by Obie Award winner James Macdonald. Check out a first look inside rehearsal below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Scenes from Deborah Zoe Laufer's Science Vs Religion Drama INFORMED CONSENT
by Michael Dale - Sep 5, 2015

A genetic anthropologist acquires blood samples from the Havasupai tribe to make a discovery that goes against their culture's beliefs. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the company for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat. (more...)

Official: Xavier and Beck to Star in Sheffield's SHOW BOAT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Daniel Evans will direct Michael Xavier as Gaylord Ravenal, Gina Beck as Magnolia Hawks, Lucy Briers as Parthenia Hawks, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, Emmanuel Kojo as Joe, Rebecca Trehearn as Julie La Verne and Allan Corduner as Captain Andy Hawks. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More to Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), October 2-24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

New Theatre Presents THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2015

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FIRST LOOK: THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Theatre Palisades; Opens 11/6
by Shari Barrett - Oct 9, 2015

Theatre Palisades presents the first Los Angeles production of "The Game's Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays" by Ken Ludwig, opening Friday, November 6, 2015 and running until Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Pierson Playhouse, located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Directed by Gene Franklin Smith, "The Game's Afoot" is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America's 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play. Nona Hale and Pat Perkins produce for Theatre Palisades by permission from Samuel French. Featured in the cast (in alphabetical order) are Gail Bernardi, Matthew Godfrey, Nicole Knudsen, James Lujan, John Mawson, Maria Pavone, Maggie Peach, and Andi Wagner. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces, due to popular demand, a one-week extension for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat.  The production which opens on 16 December 2015, with previews from 10 December, will now run until 23 January 2016. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), now through October 24. Opening Night is tonight, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Vanderbilt University's CATE JO
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 22, 2015

Take Cate Jo, for example: A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she originally arrived on the Vanderbilt campus with an eye toward a career in academia, ultimately changing course to pursue a career as an actress. Most recently, she played the challenging role of Bianca in Tennessee Women's Theater Project's production of Lauren Gunderson's The Taming, a fanciful contemporary comedy that fairly crackled with intensity as it examined popular and political culture in the United States, viewing the trajectory of American political thought from the earliest days of the republic to the present. Earlier this year, she played Lady Nijo and Nell in Vanderbilt University Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls. (more...)

Jennifer Tilly, Dylan Baker & More Set for Eric Bogosian's 100 MONOLOGUES at PS122
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

To benefit their 2016 return to their East Village home, Performance Space 122 (PS122) and Executive Producer Anson Mount bring together widely acclaimed playwright Eric Bogosian and director Jo Bonney, along with their close friends, for two-nights of hand-selected, intimate performances from Bogosian's 100 Monologues series. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, October 2, through October 24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: THE TAMING's Clarke and Divine
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 2, 2015

Tennessee Women's Theater Project launches its 2015-16 season with the fast-paced, irreverent comedy The Taming by Lauren Gunderson. The production opens tonight at Nashville's Looby Theater, running weekends through October 18. Which means it's a matter of perfect timing for actress Colette Divine and director Maryanna Clarke to take on our Friday Five questions and to give us some insight into their theatrical lives. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: We're Back With Some Tips for Fall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2015

We're back! After an extended absence due to The Last Five Years (we directed it to boffo notices from our critical colleagues), The 2015 First Night Honors (which played to SRO crowds at Chaffin's Barn in September) and a sense of overwhelming malaise and ennui (we are ever so dramatic at times), BWW Nashville's Critic's Choice is back on the interwebs, offering you our insights and advice on the shows that are coming up and what you should try to find time to see - or to avoid at all costs, depending on our perspective. (more...)

California Repertory Company to Present FAR AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

CSULB Theatre Arts Department's California Repertory Company is thrilled to present Far Away, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing Friday, November 12th through December 5th, Far Away is a timely and thought-provoking work set in a government-controlled dystopia, following a young woman as she becomes an adult and struggles to understand the world around her. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces 60th Season - Six World Premieres, Five UK Productions and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

·         In 2016 the Royal Court Theatre celebrates its 60th birthday by looking towards the future. The new season includes six world premieres, five UK and worldwide collaborations, one European premiere, a major collaboration with LIFT, a partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, the return of Open Court and ongoing work in Tottenham and Pimlico. (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...)

SILENT SKY, WORKING, VENUS IN FUR, HARRIET THE SPY and More Set for Main Street Theater's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Main Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season will unfold in the company's 2 new residences: the completely renovated Rice Village space on Times Blvd. and the MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) on Main Street. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Theatre Palisades; Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Theatre Palisades presents the first Los Angeles production of "The Game's Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays" by Ken Ludwig, opening Today, November 6, 2015 and running until Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Pierson Playhouse, located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Directed by Gene Franklin Smith, "The Game's Afoot" is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America's 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play. Nona Hale and Pat Perkins produce for Theatre Palisades by permission from Samuel French. Featured in the cast (in alphabetical order) are Gail Bernardi, Matthew Godfrey, Nicole Knudsen, James Lujan, John Mawson, Maria Pavone, Maggie Peach, and Andi Wagner. (more...)

Billy Crudup, Gaby Hoffman, Marin Ireland Join PS122's 100 MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

On November 16 & 17, Performance Space 122 (PS122) is presenting two special nights of Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues series to benefit PS122's move next year back into their home in the East Village. (more...)

New Theatre: Season 2016 Launch
by Jade Kops - Nov 30, 2015

New Theatre's 2016 Season line up continues the company's legacy of staging productions that will challenge ideas and discuss issues. (more...)

Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN to Run 3/24-4/23 at Custom Made Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

? From the author of Broadway's The Realistic Joneses (now playing at ACT) and Thom Paine (based on nothing) comes Middletown,  Will Eno's take on Our Town - which follows the lives of the inhabitants of  a place called Middletown as they intersect in strange ways.  Middletown runs March 24-April 23 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco, 94102. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Host Staged Reading of TOP GIRLS, 4/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

?Tacoma Little Theatre and Toy Boat Theatre presents a "progressive" staged reading of Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, on Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday April 14, 2016 at 7:30pm.  The production will be directed by Marilyn Bennett. (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

In response to popular demand and three weeks before performances begin, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to May 15. (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...)

CapStage to Present LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a poignant new play by legendary playwright Caryl Churchill. The Sacramento Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATION will be the main-stage directorial debut of local theatre talent, Benjamin T. Ismail. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, which opened on January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Check out photos from the show, below! (more...)

Main Street Theater to Continue 40th Season with Regional Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Main Street Theater (MST) continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the regional premiere of Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, a whirlwind of 57 scenes about how we love and what we know.  Director Philip Hays describes this unique play as an "onslaught of human moments" with which audiences will easily identify and through which audiences will readily engage with the piece. (more...)

Central Square Theater to Present Danai Gurira's THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Underground Railway Theater are proud to present the Danai Gurira's The Convert January 28 - February 28, 2016. The Convert is directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The press performance is Monday, February 1 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emily Schwend and UTILITY Presented by The Amoralists
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 12, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Emily Schwend, playwright for UTILITY. The show is presented by The Amoralists and will be onstage at Rattlesnake Playwrights Theater from January 28th to February 20th. (more...)

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

Mamai Theatre Company Announces New Youth Education Outreach Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

N ow in its fourth season, Mamai Theatre Company is pleased to announce its new Youth Educational Outreach Program: Mamai Matinees. (more...)

Max Stafford-Clark to Direct A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, May 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark will team up with some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights for an evening of political satire: A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, opening at the Arts Theatre in London on 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. (more...)

Linda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing Cross
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

?In only its second London production in the 33 years since his death, IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL, directed by Robert Chevara, will run for a  6-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 5 April -  Saturday 14 May. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

Casey Stangl to Helm CLOUD 9 at Antaeus, 3/10-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Sex and gender. Race and power. Politics and family. Plus Queen Victoria! Antaeus Theatre Company presents Caryl Churchill's outrageous, hilarious and bitingly satirical Cloud 9 in a fully partner-cast production. Casey Stangl directs for a March 10 opening at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo, with low-priced previews beginning March 3. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LUCE at Southwark Playhouse, Starring Mel Giedroyc
by Marianka Swain - Feb 19, 2016

Southwark Playhouse today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of JC Lee's LUCE, which runs March 9 to April 2. Joining Mel Geidroyc are Natasha Gordon, Martins Imhangbe, Elizabeth Tan and Nigel Whitmey. Natasha Gordon replaces Josette Simon who has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. Simon Dormandy, whose recent productions include his own stage adaptation of iconic film The Hudsucker Proxy, will direct, and his Hudsucker collaborator Dick Bird designs. (more...)

Mamai Theatre Company to Host 2016 WOMEN ON FIRE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Mamai Theatre Company announces its 2016 Benefit: WOMEN ON FIRE, Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. (more...)

WOMEN ON FIRE, TOP GIRLS and More Set for Mamai Theatre Company's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Now in its fourth season, Mamai Theatre Company is pleased to announce exciting growth: additional public and private funding, new General Manager and Education Associate positions, new youth outreach programming, expanded adult outreach programming, and a streamlined summer season, June 2 - September 4, 2016. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/4/2015 - CHINA DOLL, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 4, 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: Al Pacino returns to Broadway in CHINA DOLL tonight, and SCHOOL OF ROCK brings down the house this Sunday! (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 - 17, 2016. (more...)

World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER to Play Fountain Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, opening January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE Written by Tony Abatemarco and Directed by Elizabeth Swain Opening Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8pm reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays, 8pm Saturdays, and 3pm Sundays through Feb 28, 2016 The Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Jonathan Church to Take Over as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

As announced earlier in the year, Andrew Upton's tenure as Artistic Director draws to a close at the end of 2015.  (more...)

Jonathan Church Named Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Jonathan Church will succeed Andrew Upton as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company (STC), it was announced today, 25 August 2015. The British artist has been Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre since 2006 and is credited with completely transforming the much-loved UK institution. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of INFORMED CONSENT
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 19, 2015

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and several other celebrities joined the cast of INFORMED CONSENT to celebrate their opening night on August 18, 2015.  (more...)

INFORMED CONSENT, Starring Tina Benko, Opens Tonight at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project present Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro). The limited engagement began performances on August 4 and continues through September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is tonight, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE COCKTAIL PARTY in The Coronet's Main Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the first major London revival of The Cocktail Party in over 25 years, which will be staged in the main auditorium at the iconic Coronet, and marks a transitional moment in the building's redevelopment as the larger space becomes home to the Print Room's eclectic programme. Directed by rising star Abbey Wright, this new Print Room production of TS Eliot's masterpiece plays from 14 September to 10 October, with a cast that includes Helen Bradbury, Richard Dempsey, Hilton McRae, Chloe Pirrie, Christopher Ravenscroft, John Wark and Marcia Warren. (more...)

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