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Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

You haven't seen A Christmas Story until you've seen it live on stage at Cleveland Play House! This hilarious comedy based on the short stories of author Jean Shepherd has been delighting TV audiences for over 30 years. But instead of waiting for the 24-hour TV marathon to start, why not experience the magic of the holiday season live on stage with your loved ones at the Allen Theatre? Cleveland Play House's exuberant production of this beloved holiday classic will have you in stitches as you follow the trials and tribulations of little Ralphie Parker in his quest for the "holy grail" of Christmas gifts. With so many memorable moments and iconic images, it's no wonder that an illuminated leg lamp and pink bunny suit have become synonymous with the holiday season! Experience the magic for yourself November 28 - December 21 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

Photo Flash: M-34 & Cloud of Fools to Stage World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISESPhoto Flash: M-34 & Cloud of Fools to Stage World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

M-34 and Cloud of Fools present the World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES, created and directed by James Rutherford, and choreographed by Laura Butler Rivera. ALL THAT DIES AND RISES runs from December 11 - 21, 2014 in a limited engagement at The IATI Theater, located at 64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. (more...)

Voting Update for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin AwardsVoting Update for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards
by - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Voting Update for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin AwardsVoting Update for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards
by - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Update 11/25 - THE KING AND I Nudges Out ANYTHING GOES!2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Update 11/25 - THE KING AND I Nudges Out ANYTHING GOES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards Update 11/25 - Stephen Mitchell Brown Gobbling Up Competition!2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards Update 11/25 - Stephen Mitchell Brown Gobbling Up Competition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update 11/25 - Monty Fields Leads!2014 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards Update 11/25 - Monty Fields Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards Update 11/25 - Rob Hanford Huge Lead!2014 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards Update 11/25 - Rob Hanford Huge Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

NUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown CenterNUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Nutcracker: Part I, The Workshop: An immersive, dance-theatre reimagining of the classic ballet, performed in the cavernous Knockdown Center, depicts the life-story of a woman (and dancer) named Clara. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents William Shakespeare's THE TEMPESTThe Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) continues its 2014-2015 mainstage season with one of William Shakespeare's late masterpieces,The Tempest. STC Affiliated Artist Ethan McSweeny, following his imaginative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream two seasons ago, applies his flair for visual panache to The Tempest, in which sprites, goddesses and fools hold court. The Tempest will play at the Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from December 2, 2014-January 11, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TROUT EN FIN! Presented Youthful Works By Great ComposersBWW Reviews: TROUT EN FIN! Presented Youthful Works By Great Composers
by Barry Lenny - Nov 24, 2014

There is something about certain pieces of music that attract nicknames. Two of these three works have names attached. (more...)

Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Step into the dusk of the Ancien Regime, as icons tumble, gossips rumble, and musicians hurl their slings. Arrows fly between the fans of French harmony and Italian melody in this site-specific music-theater piece based on the Philosophe's play of opposites. (more...)

Finalists Announced for USA Exhibit to the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & SpaceFinalists Announced for USA Exhibit to the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The USITT-USA curatorial team chose two shows from Ripe Time Theatre in New York, a multimedia production from Paul Abacus, a “wandering opera” staged at LA's Union Station, and performance pieces from faculty at Auburn University in Alabama and Colorado College as the best overall productions for the exhibit. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Stage I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERSUnicorn Theatre to Stage I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers is a one-woman play about a ground-breaking Hollywood agent. For more than 20 years, Sue Mengers' clients were the biggest names in show business, and her dinner parties were the envy of Hollywood. Now, you're invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you. Warning: This play contains profanity from a hard-drinking, pot-smoking catty Hollywood gossip! Sue had the scoop on all of her "twinkly" clients: Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Burt Reynolds, Ali MacGraw, Gene Hackman, Cher, Candice Bergen, Ryan O'Neal, Nick Nolte, Mike Nichols, Gore Vidal, Bob Fosse and more! (more...)

M-34 & Cloud of Fools to Present World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES, 12/11-21M-34 & Cloud of Fools to Present World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES, 12/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

M-34 and Cloud of Fools present the World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES, created and directed by James Rutherford, and choreographed by Laura Butler Rivera. ALL THAT DIES AND RISES runs from December 11 - 21, 2014 in a limited engagement at The IATI Theater, located at 64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Opens THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE TonightThe Lyric Stage Company of Boston Opens THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season continues with THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE by Charles Busch. Directed by Larry Coen, the production will run tonight, November 21 - December 20, 2014. Press opening: November 23, 3pm. (more...)

CYRANO DE BERGERAC Opens Tonight at the Long CenterCYRANO DE BERGERAC Opens Tonight at the Long Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Entering its 31st year, Austin Shakespeare (professional, Actor's Equity) will present one of the first Black actors in the region to play the title role in the romantic adventure, Edmund Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, translated by Brian Hooker. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the DixonTN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Inspired by both titles of William Shakespeare's popular, musical comedy, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, continues its seventh season of plays with a turn-of-the-century musical hall production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20Finborough Theatre to Present VIBRANT 2014 Playwrights Festival, Nov 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2014 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing and part of its 20 Premieres season, running between 2-20 November 2014. (more...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs January 16-February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning TonightAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 7, 2014

Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, and Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, is directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production officially opens at Broadway's Booth Theatre tonight, December 7, 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

ShakesBEER Continues TodayShakesBEER Continues Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

New York Shakespeare Exchange, creator of the viral smash The Sonnet Project, is excited to announce participating bars for their Holiday ShakesBEER, NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl. The final ShakesBEER of 2014 takes place on the Upper East Side today, December 6. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Now thru 12/20Pioneer Theatre Company Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher tonight, December 5 through December 20, 2014. (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere Opens Tonight at Stark Naked TheatreHO HO HUMBUG World Premiere Opens Tonight at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens tonight, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. The play is recommended for audiences aged 13 and older. (more...)

Ron Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYRon Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Casting is complete for Second Stage Theatre presentation of the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' acclaimed play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice of Men and 2ST's Wildflower) and Michael Rispoli (Between Riverside and Crazy at ATC) join previously announced cast members Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, 2ST's Jitney), Victor Almanzar (Repertorio Espanol, LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth Canavan (The Little Flower of East Orange), Rosal Colon (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) and Liza Colon-Zayas (2ST Water by the Spoonful and Living Out). (more...)

Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra and More to Join Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling in CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRYAnthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra and More to Join Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling in CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The official opening is Thursday, January 29. The cast will also include Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West. A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY will be directed by Erica Schmidt. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Austin Awards - THE KING AND I Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Austin Awards - THE KING AND I Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Will Crosby Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Will Crosby Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards - Monty Fields Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards - Monty Fields Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards - Rob Hanford Strong Lead!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards - Rob Hanford Strong Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Begins Tonight at Shakespeare Theatre of NJMUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Begins Tonight at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2014 Season will conclude with the Bard's beloved battle of wits, Much Ado About Nothing. Renowned Stratford Festival artist Scott Wentworth will perform 'double duty,' directing the production and playing the staunch bachelor Benedick, opposite his real-life wife Marion Adler as the feisty Beatrice. This production will celebrate the winter holiday season, filled with music and dance that evokes the end of World War II, White Christmas era. Performances begin tonight, December 3rd at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked TheatreHO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens on Friday, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. (more...)

Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT to Take Centre Stage at Royal Botanic Gardens on New Year's EveShakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT to Take Centre Stage at Royal Botanic Gardens on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

?Australia's largest independent theatre company the Australian Shakespeare Company (ASC) is delighted to announce a colourful new production of the bard's satirical musical comedy As You Like It. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins TonightMilwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Shakespeare on the Sound Presents LET'S PLAY SHAKESPEARE TodayShakespeare on the Sound Presents LET'S PLAY SHAKESPEARE Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Shakespeare on the Sound reaches down through the centuries to introduce the enduring and timeless themes of The Bard in premiering the 2015 version of 'Let's Play Shakespeare' today, Dec. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Moose Room of the Rowayton Community Center (33 Highland Ave.). (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, which has been extended through Spring 2015, announces an unprecedented Winter Weather Guarantee. From January-March 2015, Million Dollar Quartet will exchange previously purchased tickets if inclement weather makes it difficult, or impossible, to travel to the theater. (more...)

M-34 & Cloud of Fools' World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES Opens TonightM-34 & Cloud of Fools' World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

M-34 and Cloud of Fools proudly present the World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES, created and directed by James Rutherford, and choreographed by Laura Butler Rivera. ALL THAT DIES AND RISES runs from December 11 - 21, 2014 in a limited engagement at The IATI Theater, located at 64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Stages Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/21San Diego Musical Theatre Stages Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the final production of their 2014 season, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, tonight, December 11-21, 2014 (press opening on Friday, December 12) at the North Park Theatre. (more...)

M-34 & Cloud of Fools Presents World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES, Now thru 12/21M-34 & Cloud of Fools Presents World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

M-34 and Cloud of Fools present the World Premiere of ALL THAT DIES AND RISES, created and directed by James Rutherford, and choreographed by Laura Butler Rivera. ALL THAT DIES AND RISES runs from tonight, December 11 - 21, 2014 in a limited engagement at The IATI Theater, located at 64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. (more...)

THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the following two successive Fridays. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth to Present AFTER ELECTRATheatre Royal Plymouth to Present AFTER ELECTRA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

It's Virgie's birthday, and at 84, she is bucking conventions with a very surprising trick up her sleeve. But always a more committed artist than mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends' determination to thwart her distinctly unusual birthday plans. (more...)

Quintessence Presents ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Beginning TonightQuintessence Presents ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with Simon Reade's stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Last Christmas Quintessence took you on an adventure across the English countryside and into the wild wood. This year we will venture down the rabbit hole. A theatrical event for the whole family, Quintessence's special brand of imagination theatre will take you on a whirlwind adventure with Alice and allow you to escape the holiday madness in Wonderland. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. ALICE's ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND will begin previews today, December 10 at 7pm and open on Saturday, December 13 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

ASSASSINS, Featuring Aaron Tveit, Opens Tonight at the Menier Chocolate FactoryASSASSINS, Featuring Aaron Tveit, Opens Tonight at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

With Fully Committed running at the Menier, and Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre, Artistic Director David Babani welcomes Jamie Lloyd's major revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins as part of Menier Chocolate Factory's 10-year anniversary season. The production opens tonight, 1 December 2014, with previews from 21 November, and runs until 7 March 2015. (more...)

Meet the Doctor! Stars Announced for Broadway-Bound DOCTOR ZHIVAGO - Mutu, Hewitt, Nolan & Barrett!Meet the Doctor! Stars Announced for Broadway-Bound DOCTOR ZHIVAGO - Mutu, Hewitt, Nolan & Barrett!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, will star Tam Mutu making his Broadway debut as the passionate Doctor and poet Yurii Zhivago, Kelli Barrett (Wicked) as the alluring Lara Guishar, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt (Rocky Horror Show) as the cynical bourgeois magistrate Viktor Komarovsky, and Paul Nolan (Jesus Chris Superstar) as political radical Pasha Antipov. Full casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company to Begin Restoration on Swan WingRoyal Shakespeare Company to Begin Restoration on Swan Wing
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced the start of a major project which will see the restoration of the oldest part of the Company's theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon, plus the opening of a new exhibition, which will immerse visitors in the RSC's rich history and showcase how the Company makes its world famous productions. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. (more...)

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