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Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of their New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira (Eclipsed now on Broadway, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'). Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

WP Theater Announces The Pipeline Festival Complete Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, is thrilled to announce the complete lineup for the inaugural Pipeline Festival, showcasing the work of the celebrated WP Lab residency for playwrights, directors and producers from March 24 - April 23 at the McGinn/ Cazale Theater at Broadway & 76th Street. (more...)

Michael Urie Tapped to Host 2016 Drama Desk Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') will serve as host of the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President, and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston to Stage London Premiere of BERYL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse announces the London premiere of BERYL, Maxine Peake's critically-acclaimed play celebrating the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels. BERYL was nominated for best new play at the Manchester Theatre Awards today. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT to Play White Box Live Arts, 3/25-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The waiting is over! After 16 years of waiting in the wings, Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT returns to San Diego stages with the fruitlessmoon theatreworks 2016 production at White Box Live Arts. Godot was presented at the Lyceum Theatre in 2000 and produced by The Renaissance Theatre Company. (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: Theatre Pioneer Elizabeth Swados' Career of Musical Innovation
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

She'll be best remembered for RUNAWAYS, but Elizabeth Swados' musical contributions to theatre are varied and extensive. (more...)

The Chekhov Collective to Stage THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Berkeley Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The Chekhov Collective, in association with Theatrus, presents Anton Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, directed by Dmitry Zhukovsky January  28 - February 14, 2016 at the Berkeley Street Theatre. Opening Night, January 29, is the 156th anniversary of Chekhov's birthday and 112th anniversary of the play's premiere at Stanislavsky's Moscow Art Theatre. (more...)

RUNAWAYS Composer, Theatre Innovator Elizabeth Swados Passes Away at 64
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony nominee Elizabeth Swados, composer of Broadway's RUNAWAYS, theatre educator, off-Broadway director and more, has passed away. She was 64. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor Saim Hyder Cast in TV Pilot SCRUMFEST
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Indian stage and screen actor Saim Hyder is pleased to announce his casting in the lead role for SCRUMFEST, a new pilot produced by Jus Broadcasting.   (more...)

Alex Macqueen, Claudie Blakley & More Join Cast of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE PAINKILLER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

It is announced today that Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen will join previously confirmed cast members Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's new comedy The Painkiller. The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season will play from 5 March until 30 April with press night on 17 March. (more...)

Sian Thomas to Replace Francesca Annis as 'Mrs. Fox' in Donmar's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Sian Thomas will be taking on the role of Mrs Fox in the Donmar's production of Welcome Home, Captain Fox! replacing Francesca Annis who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA at Pear Theatre, Feb 26 - Mar 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Pear Theatre continues its 2015/2016 season with Anton Chekhov's classic UNCLE VANYA, in a world premiere translation by Bay Area writer, actor, and director Dave Sikula. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016


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...)

Official: Donmar Announces Full Casting for ELEGY - Barbara Flynn, Nina Sosanya and More; April 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Donmar announces full casting for the UK premiere of Elegy by playwright Nick Payne. Directed by Artistic Director Josie Rourke, the full cast is Barbara Flynn as Carrie, Nina Sosanya as Miriam and Zoe Wanamaker as Lorna, all making a return to the Donmar stage. Elegy starts previews from 21 April and imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it's now possible to extend life. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya to Star in ELEGY at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya will star in CONSTELLATIONS playwright Nick Payne's new play ELEGY at the Donmar Warehouse this spring. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present COLONY COLLAPSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Colony Collapse, by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. This world premiere production opens Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company Returning to 92nd St Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company returns to the 92nd St Y for Feb. 11 & 12 performances.   The performances, originally announced for the Kaufmann Concert Hall, will take place at Buttenweiser on the 2nd floor, which provides more room for the musicians and a better dance floor. (more...)

THE FATHER to Play Duke of York's Theatre Ahead of National Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Following successful runs at the Theatre Royal Bath, the Tricycle Theatre in London and a West End season at Wyndham's Theatre, Florian Zeller's Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, will play at the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited five week run, 24thFebruary - 26th March 2016, prior to a national tour. (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...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court's COLONY COLLAPSE to Open 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Colony Collapse, by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. This world premiere production opens Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for THE FATHER at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Tonight the Adelaide Festival Centre will sign an historic agreement with the China Cultural Centre which will bring more Chinese visual arts and performances to Adelaide. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play three performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park on February 27 & 28, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Management Group, Inc. The show will make its way to Fort Worth, where it will play for one night only at Bass Performance Hall February 29, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)

James Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Further casting has been announced for Samuel Beckett's masterful ENDGAME, directed by one of Beckett's most celebrated interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 24 through May 22, 2016. The opening is scheduled for May 1. (more...)

Milwaukee Ballet to Present Kathryn Posin's SCHEHERAZADE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Milwaukee Ballet will present a revival of Kathryn Posin's Scheherazade during the company's 2016-17 season. Performances will take place on October 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2016 at the Marcus Center;s Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (more...)

West End's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! Will Launch at Donmar Warehouse, Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Anthony Weigh's new version of Jean Anouilh's hit 1937 comedy Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, will begin previews at The Donmar Warehouse from Thursday 18 February . The production is directed by Blanche McIntyre, and a cast that includes Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird, Sian Thomas, Danny Webb, Fenella Woolgar and Daniel York. (more...)

Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, Rachel Dratch and More Set for MEET & GREET Industry Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Meet & Greet, a comedy by Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin(Married...with Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Desperate Housewives), will receive industry readings in New York on Thursday, March 3rd. The readings will be held at 11am & 4pm and are by invitation only. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Extends Final Production AMERICAN BUFFALO by Two Weeks; Welcomes New 'Bobby'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Due to popular demand, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.'s sell-out production of AMERICAN BUFFALO will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through March 20, 2016. The company is also pleased to announce actor Spenser Davis will join the cast in the role of Bobby beginning March 10, 2016.   (more...)

Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER to Play New Rep Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of BLACKBERRY WINTER, March 26-April 17, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Two-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Joins CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has joined the star-studded Broadway roster for The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  In addition to LuPone, the evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof).  (more...)

WBT to Stage MAN OF LA MANCHA This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The story is both very entertaining and very moving, and will warm the heart of everyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of a victory by the underdog against all the odds.  The score is a musical delight and contains one of the most poignant moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in 'The Impossible Dream'. (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...)

TCG Publishes Guillermo Calderon's NEVA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Guillermo Calderon's Neva, translated by Andrea Thome. The play premiered in its first English-language production at The Public Theater in New York in the spring of 2013 under the direction of Calderon himself. (more...)

Diane Lane Honors Elizabeth Swados With New Grant For Female Arts Educators
by Michael Dale - Feb 18, 2016

The Oscar-nominated film star began her theatre career in plays with music by the pioneering composer/writer/director. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Meryl Streep as Opera Singer FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 17, 2016

UK's The Telegraph has shared an exclusive first look at Meryl Streep as American-born opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in the upcoming film biopic of the same name. (more...)

Steep Theatre to Welcome Original Cast of HARPER REGAN for 15th Anniversary Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Steep Theatre Company opened its first show, Keith Reddin's Life During Wartime, in early March 2001. On March 7, 2016, the ensemble will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a one-night-only staged reading of Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN, held in Steppenwolf Theatre's upstairs performance space. Steep's 2010 production of HARPER REGAN was a landmark production for the ensemble and an iconic example of Steep's daring, powerful, and ensemble-driven brand of theatre.  (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking film inspired the world, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's electric stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER.   (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

Alexandra Wood's MERIT to Receive London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Directed by Tom Littler. Designed by Phil Lindley. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Lighting by Rob Mills. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robbie Collier Sublett Chats About HER REQUIEM, the Rehearsal Room and So Much More!
by Nora Dominick - Feb 1, 2016

Before HER REQUIM begins performances Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater, Robbie Collier Sublett sat down with Broadway World to chat about the new play, his work the amazing cast and comparing it to other parts he's played! (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Closes Final Season with AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. closes its 30th and final season with David Mamet's gripping and often hilarious drama AMERICAN BUFFALO, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, playing January 28 - March 6, 2016 at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Cynthia Erivo & More Sign on for CSC's THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) helmed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango(The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bush Theatre Sets PINK MIST Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Casting has been announced for award-winning writer Owen Sheers' acclaimed play Pink Mist, about the mental and physical scars of war, which opens at the Bush Theatre in January 2016 before a run at the Bristol Old Vic. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of BUTLER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Regional Premiere of Butler opening January 7, 2016 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through February 7, with Dale McFadden serving as director. (more...)

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