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Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub to Read ABOUT ALICE at The New Yorker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The New Yorker Festival will present a Theatre for a New Audience production of a reading of the new two-character play About Alice that Calvin Trillin adapted from his memoir about his late wife, the educator Alice Stewart Trillin. About Alice, with Jessica Hecht as Alice and Tony Shalhoub as Calvin and directed by Leonard Foglia, will be heard one night only at the Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, Saturday, October 8, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces its FANTASTIC MR FOX Will Tour UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In celebration of Roald Dahl Day, which will mark Roald Dahl's 100th birthday on 13 September, producing partners Nuffield and Curve in association with Lyric Hammersmith, today announced a major UK tour of Roald Dahl's FANTASTIC MR FOX, in a brand new musical adaptation for the stage. Following its world premiere at Nuffield Southampton Theatres this Christmas (22 Nov - 8 Jan. National Press Night: Wed 30 November, 7pm), FANTASTIC MR FOX will transfer to the Lyric Hammersmith for a 4-week run (25 Jan - 19 Feb) and will then tour to a further 16 venues nationwide, including Curve (3 - 9 April). This brand new family show is a playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's much-loved book; a brilliantly witty tale of the clever Mr Fox outfoxing three greedy farmers, brought to life on stage with live music and songs. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

The Salon/Sanctuary Announces 2016 – 2017 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Joining the world-wide 500th anniversary commemorations of the creation in Venice of the world's first ghetto, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts' eighth season explores the musical worlds shaped by ancestors and descendents of exiles. From Esther to Shylock, from Troubadors to Dowland, we glimpse at fault lines of acceptance refracted through the prism of music. (more...)

'Brush Up Your Shakespeare' with the Welsh National Opera Autumn Season in Bristol
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016


SINBAD THE SAILOR Pantomime to Play Theatre Royal Stratford East This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the company's annual pantomime -  Sinbad the Sailor by Paul Sirett. (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Hamlet Isn't Dead to Mount THE MERCHANT OF VENICE as Musical Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents The Merchant of Venice, directed by Artistic Director David Andrew Laws. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) and Cohesion Theatre Company are producing a repeat performance of their original play, The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare, written by Alice Stanley, Founding Artistic Producer of Cohesion Theatre and directed by Tom Delise, Founding Artistic Director of BSF. (more...)

BWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic
by Liz Cearns - Sep 22, 2016

Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Bryony Shanahan directs trade, Debbie Tucker Green's sharp examination of our transactional world. See Me Now is a new show created and performed by those who have been, or currently are sex workers. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare at the National Theatre - Free App for iPad and iPhone!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016


Sandi Toksvig's SILVER LINING and NELL GWYNN in English Touring Theatre Spring Season
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces its spring season which features the world premiere of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare's Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role.  It is the final season under the stewardship of Director Rachel Tackley who is leaving the company to become Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre.  Richard Tywman takes over, having been Associate Director (International) of the Royal Court Theatre since 2013. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

Daniel Sullivan to Helm Steven Levenson's New Play IF I FORGET; Off-Broadway Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

As previously announced, Roundabout Theatre Company will present former Roundabout Underground playwright Steven Levenson's (The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin; Dear Evan Hansen) new play, If I Forget, directed by Daniel Sullivan.  (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for NYTW's OTHELLO, Starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

A friendly reminder! Tickets for Othello, the second production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) 2016/17 Season, will go on sale tomorrow beginning at 12pm EST. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels Headlines New Rose Theatre, Kingston's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

With John Malkovich's acclaimed production of Good Canary entering its final week, Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its new season for 2017.  Headlining the season is the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  The true identity of the author is a mystery, with Elena Ferrante a pseudonym used by the writer, but speculation over the weekend suggested that the author had been unmasked.   (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

The Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Opens Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Public Theater recently announced that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, had stepped into the company of Troilus and Cressida as Achilles, replacing David Harbour, who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The play celebrates its opening tonight, August 9, after a short delay. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for IMOGEN at Shakespeare's Globe
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for Matthew Dunster's production of IMOGEN. Award-winning actor Maddy Hill, in the lead role of Imogen, is best known for the recurring role of Nancy Carter in EastEnders (BBC), for which she won Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards in 2015, and Best Newcomer in the British Soap Awards 2014, as well as being nominated for Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards 2014. Maddy will be joined by Jonathan McGuinness as Cymbeline, Ira Mandela Siobhan as Posthumus and Matthew Needham as Iachimo. Running from 17 September, Imogen is Shakespeare's Cymbeline renamed and reclaimed. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

PICT and Union Project Forge New Partnership for PICT's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

On September 1st, PICT Classic Theatre will open its 2016-2017 season at Union Project with SHIRLEY VALENTINE.  This marks the start of a new partnership between PICT and Union Project, which will bring high quality theatre to the East End and push the boundaries of how theatre is produced in a community space. (more...)

Rock 'n' Roll Musical BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Kicks Off 2016-17 at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company kicks off their 2016-2017 season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, directed by Curt Columbus. Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage running September 8 - October 9, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Chace Theater. (more...)

Emily Watson to Take On Role of Elsa Einstein in Nat Geo Channel's GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actress Emily Watson ('Theory of Everything,' 'The Book Thief') is set to join National Geographic Channel's upcoming global anthology series GENIUS, from Fox 21 Television Studios (more...)

The Play Company Extends Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Interim Managing Director, Robert G. Bradshaw, extends the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught to September 24, the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season (more...)

VIDEO: Stage Vet Lily Rabe in New Trailer for MISS STEVENS Indie Film
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Stage favorite Lily Rabe stars in the upcoming independent film MISS STEVENS, directed by Julia Hart and co-written by Hart and Jordan Horowitz. The AMERICAN HORROR STORY alum takes on the title role in the comedy focused on a teacher who chaperones a group of high schoolers to a state drama competition. Check out the official trailer below! (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kieran Campion, Pascale Armand and More in LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of young love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run now through September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is Saturday, August 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

International Shakespeare Center Announces First Repertory Season in Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

From August 22 through September 3, 2016, the award-winning Ducdame Ensemble will perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016


Secret Theatre Announces THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Fresh from receiving six New York Innovative Theatre nominations for A Chorus Line the team of Richard Mazda  [A Chorus Line, Richard III] and Alberto Bonilla [To Protect The Poets, Richard III] follow their wildly successful award winning Richard III with a production of The Merchant or Venice.  This is one of two Shakespeare productions this coming season at The Secret with the team of Mazda/Bonilla with a production of King Lear featuring beloved character actor Austin Pendleton going up in March 2017. (more...)

The Play Company to Close 15th Season with Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, presents the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Featuring Steven Epp at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, Theatre for a New Audience, announces the complete cast for the New York premiere of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, the first play in its four-production 2016-2017 Season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

New American Play THE GREAT DIVIDE to Debut at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The world premiere of the award-winning new play The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 September 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 5 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Get Thee to the Berkshires for the 2016 Season of Shakespeare & Company!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge recently stopped by the theatre company in the beautiful Berkshires to chat with some Shakespeare & Company insiders for a scoop on the summer season. Below, check out interviews with Jonathan Croy, Tamara Hickey, Cloteal L. Horne, and Ryan Winkles as well as sneak peeks of some of their currently-running shows! (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Open Birmingham Rep's Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

A brand new production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest launches Birmingham Repertory Theatre's exciting 2016 Autumn season. (more...)

?Three Productions Inspired By Shakespeare Make Up Welsh National Opera's Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Three productions inspired by William Shakespeare make up Welsh National Opera's Autumn season, which will comprise a British premiere and two new productions.  The season is part of the official Shakespeare 400 celebrations to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the great bard's death whilst continuing WNO Artistic Director David Pountney's creative approach to themed seasons. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, today announced its full 2016-17 season of plays, outreach programs, and Education initiatives in the Memphis area and beyond. (more...)

International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe Announces Venues for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe has announced the venues for their inaugural Summer Rep Season featuring Ducdame Ensemble. TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL, will take place in Meow Wolf's immersive, permanent art installation, the House of Eternal Return. (more...)

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