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Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Tickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Single tickets to Lincoln Center Festival shows-highlights this year include legendary stars of Japan's all-female musical troupe, Takarazuka, in Takarazuka CHICAGO; Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare'sGlobe production of The Merchant of Venice; Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic and his raucous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra; and the National Ballet of Canada performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale-will go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on April 1 and to the general public on April 11. The festival runs from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31, 2016, with 49 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries taking place in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

San Diego Rep Extends 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre extends the run of "R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE" due to popular demand with four additional performances. Written and directed by D.W. Jacobs, co-founder of San Diego REPertory Theatre, and performed by Ron Campbell, the return engagement now runs through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For RICHARD II at House of Commons and Arcola Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 31, 2016

Full casting has been announced for RICHARD II at the House of Commons and Arcola Theatre. Jack Gamble and Quentin Beroud's production relocates the action to 21st-century Westminster, where it opens on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. This is the first ever performance of a Shakespeare play in the Palace of Westminster, with only 100 tickets available for the one-off performance on St George's Day (April 23). (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Francois Battiste Chats About HEAD OF PASSES and Returning to The Public
by Nora Dominick - Mar 30, 2016

Head of Passes is already turning heads at the Public Theater and BroadwayWorld has the amazing opportunity to sit down with Francois Battiste, one of the many stars of Tarell Alvin McCraney's new play.  (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...)

Theatre Forward to Honor Jesse Tyler Ferguson at Chairman's Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman JAMES S. TURLEY will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 11th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm.  The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country's leading nonprofit theatres.   (more...)

VIDEO: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg To Preside Over Mock Trial As Part of Venice's The Shylock Project
by Michael Dale - Mar 29, 2016

The United States Supreme Court Justice will preside over arguments by an international cast of lawyers. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES officially opens tonight, March 28, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, 2016. (more...)

Elements Theatre Company to Continue 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Elements Theatre Company honors the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death with Labyrinth: A Legacy of Language, Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for AFTER INDEPENDENCE at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Papatango today announces the full cast for the world premiere of After Independence by May Sumbwanyambe. George Turvey directs Stefan Adegbola (Charles), Sandra Duncan (Kathleen), Peter Guinness (Guy) and Beatriz Romilly (Chipo) in the production which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 6 May, with previews from 4 May, and runs until 28 May 2016. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Extends 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre extends the run of "R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE" due to popular demand with four additional performances. Written and directed by D.W. Jacobs, co-founder of San Diego REPertory Theatre, and performed by Ron Campbell, the return engagement now runs through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Company to Present JULIUS CAESAR & THE MERCHANT OF VENICE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Winter may feel like it never really arrived, but Adirondack Shakespeare Company is ready to officially welcome spring in April with productions of Julius Caesar and The Merchant of Venice. For the first time the company is also offering a number of educational performances for local students of last summer's original children's play, Songs of the Iroquois: Turtle Island. (more...)

RICHARD II to Be First-Ever Shakespeare Play Staged in the Parliament
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

?RICHARD II (reimagined as a Westminster power struggle) will be staged in the House of Commons on 23 April, exactly 400 years to the day of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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Everyman & Playhouse Announces Upcoming Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Everyman & Playhouse will spread Liverpool's cultural name beyond the city region again this year with a series of major collaborations. Working with Shakespeare's Globe to mark the bard's 400th anniversary year the theatres will co-produce The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Associate Nick Bagnall which tours nationally and internationally before dates at the Everyman. Alumnus Jonathan Pryce leads the cast of The Globe's The Merchant of Venice at the Playhouse ahead of a world tour. The theatres will also co-produce Frank McGuinness's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme with Headlong, Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Citizens Theatre, Glasgow at the Playhouse in June ahead of a national tour. (more...)

Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare presents DRUNKS AND FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

Naked Shakespeare, Acorn Productions' performance series dedicated to presenting the works of the Bard in accessible ways for contemporary audiences, finishes the first full season of their popular series of First Friday performances next month with two performances of Drunks and Fools. (more...)

Casting Announced for BOY - Mohammad Amiri, Ruby Bridle and More; Apr 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Almeida Theatre announces the cast for the world premiere of Boy, a new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares. The cast is Mohammad Amiri, Osmain Baig, Ruby Bridle, Emilio Doorgasingh, Terina Drayton, Aeran Fitzgerald, Frankie Fox, Ellie Mai Gallagher, Bayleigh Gray, Zainab Hasan, Duramaney Kamara, Asiatu Koroma, Wendy Kweh, Lev Litvinov, Georgie Lord, Angel Loren, Teann McDonnell, Eugenie-Alexia Mulumba, Sarah Niles, Demi Papaminas, Imogen Roberts, Abdul Salis, Morgane Tapia,Peter Temple and Matthew Wellard. Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May, with a Press Night on 12 April. (more...)

Len Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will honor local artists Len Cabral and Charlene Carpenzano with Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts alongside previously announced honorees The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis and Elizabeth Chace. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University Campus in Newport, RI on May 23, 2016. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

Official: Ferne McCann to Lead GATSBY at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Ruby in the Dust's Gatsby, which plays at the Union Theatre this April, is proud to announce the cast to their jazz musical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's epitome of glitz, glamour and the end of the American Dream. The cast includes The Only Way is Essex star Ferne McCann in her theatre debut. (more...)

PICT to Host 3rd Annual UNCOMMON PLEAS Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Passions will run high at PICT Classic Theatre's third annual UnCommon Pleas. The Court of UnCommon Pleas will convene on April 7, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Duquesne Club- a fitting forum to hear the appeal of The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

Casting announced for The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER. Press night: Tuesday 26 April at 7.30pm. Run: Friday 22 April - Saturday 21 May 2016. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews tonight, March 17, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

MOTHER ADAM to Open in June at The Baron's Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

JJB Productions to present MOTHER ADAM June 14th - July 2nd 2016 at The Baron's Court Theatre. Press Night: June 17th 2016, 7pm. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OEDIPUS REX & More Set for PICT's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A new venue, a new season schedule, intimate productions with a focus on characters and acting- PICT Classic Theatre celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a renewed energy and commitment to its mission of providing high-quality classic theater to Pittsburgh. (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

Dorien Makhloghi to Lead Asolo Rep's DISGRACED This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2015-2016 season and the fourth season of its five-year American Character Project with the thrilling and poignant Tony-nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama: DISGRACED. (more...)

Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT to Premiere at Silk Road Rising This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Silk Road Rising and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the World Premiere of MOSQUE ALERT, a new play written by Jamil Khoury and directed by Edward Torres. MOSQUE ALERT runs March 24 - May 1, 2016, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Lower Level, in Chicago. Press opening is Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Stage Steinbeck's Stirring Classic, OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) powerhouse season continues with one of the most celebrated works in American literature, John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, the emotional and stirring account of migrant workers George and Lennie who dream of settling down on a farm where the land stretches forever and the soft rabbits need tending, March 5-26 at the Temple of Music and Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. I. (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...)

The Old Globe Announces Over 50 Events to Celebrate Tour of Shakespeare's First Folio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The Old Globe and the San Diego Public Library were selected last year to co-host the only stop in California for FIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2016 Also Recognised Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock, have announced the shortlists in the second annual Also Recognised Awards. (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...)

Faction of Fools to Present THE MERCHANT WORKSHOP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents THE MERCHANT WORKSHOP, an evening of scenes from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Led by Associate Artistic Director, Paul Reisman, a company of six artists will explore workshop stagings of several scenes from one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays, in an effort to reclaim it from a modern discourse - using Commedia dell'Arte as a lens to reveal the script's original humor, rich relationships, and sense of play. (more...)

Performance Artist Meow Meow Cast As Titania At SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
by Marianka Swain - Feb 17, 2016

New artistic director Emma Rice has made a statement of intent with a major piece of casting at her inaugural Globe Wonder Season. Performance artist Meow Meow will debut as Titania in opening production A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this April, which Rice directs. (more...)

Lazarus Theatre Company to Present New Production of THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Lazarus Theatre Company presents THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE by Bertolt Brecht in a version by Frank McGuiness, Tuesday 23 February to Saturday 12 March 2016.  (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Starring Jonathan Pryce, Heading to The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced it will present Shakespeare's Globe's critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in five performances from July 27 - 30, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Josette Simon Joins Mel Giedroyc in UK Premiere of LUCE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Josette Simon joins the previously announced Mel Giedroyc to lead the cast of the UK premiere of JC Lee's play LUCE, which will run at London's Southwark Playhouse from 9 March to 2 April 2016, with a Press Night on Friday 11 March 2016. (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...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Isaiah Johnson Discuss The Healing Experience of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Michael Dale - Feb 10, 2016

The actors are joined by composer/lyricist Brenda Russell and producer Scott Sanders in a discussion moderated by activist writer Michaela Angela Davis. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

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