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'Always Something Left to Love...' Meet the Full Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 7, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions & Modern Art to Screen CORIOLANUS with Tom Hiddleston, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Marla Price, Director) announces National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Wednesday, March 12 at 2PM & 7PM, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season's Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC's Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Tom Nelis to Star in, Aaron Posner and Teller to Direct A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; announced today the company for the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2014 Olivier Awards! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, ONCE, MORMON, MERRILY, Jude Law, Judi Dench & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 10, 2014

The nominations for The Olivier Awards 2014 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - were announced today (Monday, March 10) by Nigel Harman and Leigh Zimmerman with the full list of nominations available below and online at www.olivierawards.com. (more...)

Termination Productions to Present THE HEAD HUNTER at The Producers Club Theaters, 4/11-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

To bring a second life to an undiscovered gem, Termination Productions LLC will present 'The Head Hunter,' a dramatic encounter between a screenwriter and his mobster cousin, at The Producers Club Theaters April 11 to May 4, 2014. The play is written by Mark Borkowski, a New York-based playwright, screenwriter and actor who is now best known for playing Paul Sagorsky in the third and fourth seasons of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Richard Hymes-Esposito (www.richardhymes.com) directs. It is the first revival of a horrific yet hilarious two-hander that Backstage (Elias Stimac) labeled 'one of the best plays of 2000' when it debuted that year. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Adds National Theatre Live Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions today announced additional National Theatre Live screenings for 2014, presented in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Productions of King Lear, an encore screening of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Small Family Business, broadcast from London, will follow the previously announced screenings of Coriolanus and War Horse in the fifth season of this critically acclaimed series. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Premieres THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a historical comedic drama commissioned from award-winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. When her wealthy lover mysteriously dies, Beartrice Albans' foundation of security hangs precariously by a thread. She is left to fend for her three unwed daughters in a world where freedom must be carefully negotiated. Told in a rich and lyrical river of words, this new play was developed through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. It's helmed by Patricia McGregor, whose many credits include the celebrated production of Spunk at California Shakespeare Theater. The House that will not Stand begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage today, January 31, opens on Wednesday, February 5 and runs through Sunday, March 16, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a humorous and gripping historical drama commissioned from award- winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Continues Live in HD Series 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Three Live in HD events from the Met and National Theatre in London will fill The Ridgefield Playhouse next month. Diva Renee Fleming will star in Dvo?ak's Rusalka on Sunday, February 9, at 12:55 p.m. Shakespeare's Coriolanus comes to life on Sunday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m., and Borodin's Prince Igor will mesmerize on Saturday, March 1, at 12 noon. For dinner-and-a-show, Bernard's (22 West Lane, Ridgefield) is offering a special $45 prix-fixe menu, or a free glass of wine with dinner before these events, when tickets are presented; reservations suggested beginning at 5 p.m. Visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org for video sneak previews of the Met Live in HD Series. This event is underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Anita and Nicholas Donofrio, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Marilyn and Joe Kreitz, Joanne and John Patrick, Starbucks Coffee, Sabina and Walter Slavin, Taylor Zemo Foundation, The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer for National Theatre Live's CORIOLANUS Broadcast; Set for Today
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2014

National Theatre Live's fifth season continues with the highly-anticipated premiere of the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius, directed byJosie Rourke, broadcast to cinemas and performing arts venues around the world from their Covent Garden home today, January 30, 2014 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities). Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Sets Stephen Sondheim Panel After INTO THE WOODS, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago and The Hypocrites will feature Stephen Sondheim: The Man and The Music, a post-show talk back discussion on the renowned composer with Dr. Mark E. Lococo, Professor and Director of Theatre at Loyola University Chicago; Dr. Sarah Gabel, Chairperson for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago; and Director Geoff Button, following the 8:00 p.m. performance of INTO THE WOODS on Friday, February 7 at the Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, The Hypocrites bring their heightened and playful sense of theatricality to the musical INTO THE WOODS through March 30. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, 2/14-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents CARTHAGE, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

A Finborough Theatre commission, Carthage is the debut play from the Finborough Theatre's new Channel 4 Playwright in Residence, Chris Thompson, and will receive its world premiere in a four week run from tonight, 28 January 2014 (Press Night: Thursday 30 January 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Bloody Behind The Scenes Featurette For CORIOLANUS With Tom Hiddleston
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2014

Internationally recognized screen superstar and stalwart stage actor Tom Hiddleston returns to the Donmar Warehouse with the hotly anticipated new production of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus and the actor takes us behind the scenes in a new video featurette. (more...)

Patrick Page Brings GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Patrick Page in 'Good to be Bad' tonight, January 28th at 9:30 pm. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Host President's Day Networking Event, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) is pleased to present Quarterly Networking Mondays, Presidents Day: Celebrating LPTW Presidents and Founders--The Ultimate Give and Get on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the TheaterLab, 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor. This historic event is an opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and to learn from the seasoned theatre professionals who founded and served as President of LPTW. Tickets are FREE for members, $15 for non-members, available at http://LPTWNetworkingPresidentsDay.bpt.me or by calling: 1-800-838-3006 www.BrownPaperTickets.com (more...)

Channel 4 Playwright in Residence to Debut CARTHAGE at Finborough Theatre,Today-Feb 22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

A Finborough Theatre commission, Carthage is the debut play from the Finborough Theatre's new Channel 4 Playwright in Residence, Chris Thompson, and will receive its world premiere in a four week run from Today, 28 January 2014 (Press Night: Thursday 30 January 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Tom Hiddleston Dons Captain America Duds In New THOR: THE DARK WORLD Bonus Scene
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 27, 2014

As if conquering Hollywood and the West End wasn't enough, current Coriolanus onstage and THOR: THE DARK WORLD onscreen superstar Tom Hiddleston offers yet another glimpse of his vast abilities in a new bonus scene from the latter film's forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for South Bend (more...)

THE WHIPPING MAN Makes New England Premiere with New Rep, Now thru 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

New Repertory Theatre presents the New England Premiere of THE WHIPPING MAN, today, January 25 through February 15, 2014. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin 2/14; THE TEMPEST to Open 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin February 14, and the season will open Friday night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a humorous and gripping historical drama commissioned from award- winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

National Theatre's Original Stage Production of WAR HORSE Heading to U.S. Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country on Thursday, Feb. 27 (more...)

Tom Hiddleston On Stage Return In CORIOLANUS & THOR's Shakespeare Roots
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 20, 2014

Internationally recognized screen superstar Tom Hiddleston takes a break from his string of mega-successful Marvel universe franchise films - THE AVENGERS, THOR and THOR: THE DARK WORLD among them - to star in the new production of William Shakespeare's searing political drama Coriolanus in London's West End and he discusses his various roles onstage and onscreen as part of a new interview. (more...)

Patrick Page to Bring GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Patrick Page in 'Good to be Bad' on Tuesday, January 28th at 9:30 pm (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer for National Theatre Live's CORIOLANUS Broadcast; Set for 1/30
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

National Theatre Live's fifth season continues with the highly-anticipated premiere of the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius, directed byJosie Rourke, broadcast to cinemas and performing arts venues around the world from their Covent Garden home on Thursday, January 30, 2014 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities). Check out the trailer below! (more...)

CORIOLANUS with Tom Hiddleston to Screen at Town Hall Theater, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, with a cast including Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss will be broadcast by National Theatre Live to Middlebury's Town Hall Theater on Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm. (more...)

THOR's Tom Hiddleston Stars in National Theatre Live's CORIOLANUS, Screening 2/16 at Music Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2014

The Music Box Theatre continues its partnership with the UK's National Theatre Live - produced by Northwestern alum David Sabel - to exhibit live stage performances beamed to Chicago from England. Next weekend: Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor) stars in Coriolanus, Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. Coriolanus bows Sunday, February 16, 11:30 am at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Hosts Stephen Sondheim Panel After INTO THE WOODS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago and The Hypocrites will feature Stephen Sondheim: The Man and The Music, a post-show talk back discussion on the renowned composer with Dr. Mark E. Lococo, Professor and Director of Theatre at Loyola University Chicago; Dr. Sarah Gabel, Chairperson for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago; and Director Geoff Button, following the 8:00 p.m. performance of INTO THE WOODS tonight, February 7 at the Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, The Hypocrites bring their heightened and playful sense of theatricality to the musical INTO THE WOODS through March 30. (more...)

Tom Hiddleston To Star In Donmar CORIOLANUS, Filming Planned
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

THE AVENGERS and THOR star as well as frequent thespian Tom Hiddleston will be making his return to the West End stage in William Shakespeare's Coriolanus this December according to a new announcement of the upcoming Donmar Warehouse 2013-2014 season and the production will also be filmed and broadcast worldwide. (more...)

CORIOLANUS with Tom Hiddleston to Screen at Ridgefield Playhouse, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Broadcast direct from National Theatre in London, Shakespeare's Coriolanus will mesmerize on Sunday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Birgitte Hjort Sorensen plays the role of Virgilia, and Tom Hiddleston stars as Coriolanus. An old adversary threatens Rome, and the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home, too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field, Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people in this Shakespearean play. For dinner-and-a-show, Bernard's (22 West Lane, Ridgefield) is offering a special $45 prix-fixe menu, or a free glass of wine with dinner before these events, when tickets are presented; reservations suggested beginning at 5 p.m. This event is underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Anita and Nicholas Donofrio, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Marilyn and Joe Kreitz, Joanne and John Patrick, Starbucks Coffee, Sabina and Walter Slavin, Taylor Zemo Foundation, The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Features Isabella Rossellini, Denis O'Hare, Batsheva Dance & More, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The 2014 Adelaide Festival presents a program of outstanding music, theatre and dance events, a stellar literary festival and momentous visual arts exhibitions. The 29th Adelaide Festival line-up features 50 events with 29 premieres and 29 festival exclusives over 17 days, from tonight, 28 February to Sunday, 16 March. (more...)

National Theatre's Original Stage Production of WAR HORSE Heads to U.S. Theaters Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country tonight, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, 'War Horse' takes audiences on a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of France during World War I. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcast of WAR HORSE to Screen at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country today, February 27. For the first time ever, a broadcast from National Theatre Live will be shown at New York City's legendary Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street) on February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast can also be seen in New York at Cinema 123 (1001 3rd Avenue) with encore dates/times to follow. (more...)

Joseph Marcell to Lead Shakespeare's Globe's KING LEAR at NYU Skirball Center, 9/30-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present the world renowned Shakespeare's Globe production of KING LEAR from Tuesday September 30 through Sunday October 12 with Joseph Marcell in the title role. (more...)

BWW Blog: Lessons from My Father
by Guest Blogger: Dan McCleary - Feb 20, 2014

Today is my dad's birthday. As a father myself now, I think of him daily and nightly as I have my hands full with twin three-year-old boys and running a theatre company. I mostly consider how often he went without being thanked by me when I was a child. He did an awful lot I am thankful for now. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin 2/14; THE TEMPEST to Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin February 14, and the season will open Today night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

Thrilling New Trailer For CORIOLANUS Starring Tom Hiddleston
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 20, 2014

Internationally recognized screen superstar and stalwart stage actor Tom Hiddleston returns to the Donmar Warehouse with the hotly anticipated new production of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus and a new trailer has just been released. (more...)

Henry Woronicz, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, and More Join Cast of UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced the casting of the first nine actors for the 2014 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors slated to appear thus far are Henry Woronicz, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sara J. Griffin, Steve Wojtas, Roderick Peeples, Melinda Pfundstein, Quinn Mattfeld, Grant Goodman, and Brian Vaughn. A complete casting list will be available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

Michael Patrick Thornton Returns to The Gift Theatre in THINNER THAN WATER; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Gift Theatre Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the Chicago premiere of Thinner Than Water written by Melissa Ross and directed by The Gift ensemble member John Gawlik (2013 Jeff Award winner for When the Rain Stops Falling at Circle Theatre). The production marks Thornton's return to The Gift main stage since ensemble member Andrew Hinderaker's Jeff Nominated Dirty in 2012. Thornton recently appeared in Les Waters' production of Our Town at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Thornton joins guest artists Donna McGough (last seen in Coriolanus with The Hypocrites) and Darci Nalepa (Dirty) and fellow Gift ensemble members Brittany Burch (The Lonesome West), Paul D'Addario (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Gabriel Franken (Broadsword), Lynda Newton (Absolute Hell) and Jay Worthington (Vigils). (more...)

Thaddeus O'Sullivan to Direct Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Redgrave in THE SECRET SCRIPITURE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Thaddeus O'Sullivan has signed on to direct Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave in the upcoming film adaptation of THE SECRET SCRIPTURE, based on the novel by Sebastian Barry. (more...)

Ken Baltin, Paula Plum and More Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Lyric Stage, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, running tonight, February 14 - March 15, 2014. The play, by Arthur Miller, will be directed by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin tonight, February 14, and the season will open Friday night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcast of WAR HORSE to Screen at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country on Thursday, February 27. For the first time ever, a broadcast from National Theatre Live will be shown at New York City's legendary Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street) on February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast can also be seen in New York at Cinema 123 (1001 3rd Avenue) with encore dates/times to follow. (more...)

Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar & More Will Star in Sting's THE LAST SHIP; Previews to Begin 9/30 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Puliter Prize-winner Brian Yorkey - will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon on September 30 prior to opening night on October 26, according to producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. (more...)

BWW Blog: Dan McCleary - Challenging The Kelsey Bill
by Guest Blogger: Dan McCleary - Feb 11, 2014

On February 7, The Commercial Appeal reported that two Tennessee state senators had filed a bill that would shield individuals, businesses, and other entities from lawsuits or other sanctions for refusing services and goods to same-sex couples "if doing so would violate (their) sincerely held religious beliefs." (more...)

Michael Pennington to Star in KING LEAR at Theatre for a New Audience, Begin. 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Michael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, an artist of international stature and one of England's greatest classical actors, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear directed by Arin Arbus. For the second production in Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at its first permanent home, the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, Mr. Pennington leads a company of 22 actors. King Lear begins previews March 14 for an opening March 27 and a run through May 4. (more...)

Michael Pennington to Star in KING LEAR at Theatre for a New Audience, Begin. 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Michael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, an artist of international stature and one of England's greatest classical actors, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear directed by Arin Arbus. For the second production in Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at its first permanent home, the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, Mr. Pennington leads a company of 22 actors. King Lear begins previews March 14 for an opening March 27 and a run through May 4. (more...)

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