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Brooks Atkinson Theatre (New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.

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Based on the novel by Charlotte BrontŽ

Jane Eyre is a haunting retelling of the Charlotte Bronte classic about an orphan girl who grows up to become the governess of Thornfield Hall. There she meets and falls in love with the enigmatic Edward Rochester, an Earl with a dark secret. Having overcome the obstacles brought on by an abusive childhood, the death of a childhood friend and the prejudice inherent in a relationship between two people socially worlds apart, Jane marries Rochester. Her wedding day is marred when she discovers his secret: he already has a wife, a half-crazed lunatic hidden in the attic.



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New Jersey Symphony Presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform Handel's¬†Messiah¬†with the Montclair State University Singers and a quartet of vocal soloists¬†December 16 and 18¬†in Princeton and Newark, respectively. George Manahan, the NJSO's interim Music Director from 1983¬Ė85, returns to conduct Handel's masterwork¬óa Christmastime tradition in concert halls across the world. Soprano Patricia Schuman, mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips, tenor Ryan MacPherson and bass-baritone David Pittsinger join the Orchestra and choir. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents an enchanting musical romance for the holidays, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Based on the novel by Jean Webster, this tuneful yuletide treat from the director of Les Miserables, and the composer of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's EMMA, tells the tale of a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heartwarming journey to independence, education, and romance during the suffragette-era in New England is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York to Open Season with Mozart 'Great' Mass at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Oratorio Society of New York fulfills its role as New York's champion of the grand choral tradition with the opening program of its 2016-17 season:  Mozart's "Great" Mass in C Minor, written to celebrate the composer's marriage, and Bruckner's Te Deum, a gem of a 19th-century choral masterwork that Bruckner called "the pride of my life." (more...)

National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Co-production of JANE EYRE at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The National Theatre will be touring Sally Cookson's energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre from April to September 2017 with a week-long stop at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 5-Saturday 10 June. (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart to Hit Cinemas This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

On Thursday, December 15th, National Theatre Live broadcasts Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart's return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, directed by Sean Mathias, live to cinemas internationally from Wyndham's Theatre, London. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Night's Black Agents' Episode of SALEM on WGN America
by - Nov 17, 2016

In two weeks, there's fresh hell to pay with an all-new wicked episode of SALEM, titled "Night's Black Agents" on WGN America. (more...)

Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Daddy Long Legs, a romantic holiday musical running from November 29 through December 24 at the New Brunswick theatre. The musical, with book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird (Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular "Daddy Long Legs" who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages.  (more...)

Photo Flash: A Red Orchid Theatre Presents THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre continues 2016- 2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley,directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler. The Nether features Ensemble Members Guy Van Swearingen and Doug Vickers with Maya Hlava, Ashley Neal and Steve Schine. The production runs January 26 - March 12, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is January 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.  (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

Sarah Ball, Michael Feast and More Announced for Lyric Hammersmith's SEVENTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Seventeen. Sarah Ball will be playing Lizzy, Michael Feast will be playing Mike, Mike Grady will be playing Ronny, Diana Hardcastle will be playing Jess, Margot Leicester will be playing Emilia and Richard Cordery will be playing Tom. (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn Launches 10th Season of New Works with FOR TONIGHT and THE BRONTES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The 10th season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series launches on Monday, February 27, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: For Tonight and The Brontes. (more...)

Stephen Rea and Richard Shiff to Guest Star in Starz Spy Thriller COUNTERPART
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Starz announced today that Oscar¬ģ-nominated actor Stephen Rea (The Honourable Woman, V for Vendetta, The Crying Game), Emmy¬ģ-award winner Richard Schiff (¬ďThe Affair,¬Ē ¬ďBallers,¬Ē ¬ďThe West Wing¬Ē) and Sarah Bolger (¬ďAgent Carter,¬Ē ¬ďOnce Upon a Time,¬Ē ¬ďInto the Badlands¬Ē) have joined the STARZ Original series COUNTERPART as recurring guest stars. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma VanDeVelde - Broadway Stars and Awkward Selfies: Interview With MISS SAIGON Star Eva Noblezada 
by Guest Blogger: Emma VanDeVelde - Jan 13, 2017

The summer after her junior year of high school, seventeen-year-old Eva Noblezada ventured to the big apple to compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards (aka the Jimmy Awards). It was there that she would learn from industry professionals, and compete against the cream of the crop in high school theater from around the country. Little did she know that this competition would catapult her into a series of auditions and eventually land her the lead role in Miss Saigon on London's West End.  (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

LA STRADA to Play at Belgrade Theatre Prior to West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Federico Fellini's 1957 Oscar-winning film, La Strada (The Road), is being brought to life on stage in a spectacular new production for 2017. La Strada will make its UK premiere at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre before embarking on a national tour and transferring to London at The Other Palace, the newest addition to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatre Group. (more...)

National Theatre of London in HD Comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse with HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Joan of Arc: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. Gemma Arterton stars in Josie Rourke's electrifying new production of Bernard Shaw's classic play.  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series brings a LIVE in HD transmission of National Theatre of London's Saint Joan on Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-2017 Season Continues with Kansas City Premiere of DEAD MAN WALKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the powerful modern classic, Dead Man Walking, music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Terrence McNally, and based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean, with performances March 4, 8, 10 and 12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

British Science Week, School Tours, Panels, Workshops and More Set for National Theatre's Learning Programs This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The National Theatre is opening up theatre with inspiring projects for schools, young people, and families and a wide range of events for adults. (more...)

National Theatre Live's SAINT JOAN, AMADEUS, HEDDA GABLER to Screen at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The best of British theatre comes to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse -National Theatre of London in HD Performances Saint Joan on February 16, Amadeus on February 19 and Hedda Gabler on March 9. (more...)

Fellini's Oscar-Winning Masterpiece LA STRADA Comes To The Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

One of the true masterpieces of modern cinema, Federico Fellini's 1957 Oscar-winning film, LA STRADA (The Road), will be brought to life on stage in a brand new adaptation directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson with music composed by Benji Bower. (more...)

A Live Screening from National Theatre of HEDDA GABLER Comes to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove returns to National Theatre with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.   A LIVE screening of National Theatre of London's Hedda Gabler will take place on Thursday, March 9 at 2pm.  Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. (more...)

Edward Fox Returns To The West End In SAND IN THE SANDWICHES For A Strictly Limited Run Followed By An Extended UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On March 12 and 18, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Philip Glass' The Perfect American, a fictionalized account of Walt Disney's final days. (more...)

Brandon Kalm and Krista Pioppi Among Company for NYTB's 2017 New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series launches on Monday, February 27, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: For Tonight and The Brontes. (more...)

BWW Review: Spend Valentine's Day Curled Up with Great Reinterpretations Of Classic Literary Couples!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Feb 14, 2017

Fall into a great retelling based on some of the most romantic couples in classic literature! (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

Success Of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary Year Allows Redevelopment Of Foyer Spaces To Start On Time
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

2016 was one of the most successful years in Bristol Old Vic's 250 year history, heralding the dawn of a new age for the theatre company. (more...)

Pluck. Productions Announces Cast For World Premiere Of David K Barnes' Birthday Suit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

pluck. productions today announces the cast for world premiere of Birthday Suit, a new comedy by David K. Barnes. Opening on 13 January at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Alice Malin directs Liam Bewley (Richard), Philip Honeywell (Nick), EJ Martin (Diane) and Emily Stride (Valerie). (more...)

Belgrade Theatre's Spring 2017 Lineup Full of Music, Drama and Fun
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre has revealed its new season of shows coming to Coventry in spring 2017. (more...)

Best of Utah Theater in 2016: Salt Lake City BWW Reviewer's Favorite Shows
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 30, 2016

Tyler Hinton's Picks: 1. NEWSIES at the Capitol Theatre, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com 2. AN INSPECTOR CALLS at Pioneer Theatre Company, www.pioneertheatre.org 3. A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Utah Repertory Theater Company, www.utahrep.org 4. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company, www.pioneertheatre.org 5. THE PIRATE QUEEN at Hale Centre Theatre, www.halecentretheatre.org Honorable Mentions: BEAUTIFUL at the Eccles Theater, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com Jane Eyre at Hale Center Theater Orem, www.haletheater.org (more...)


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Cumberland County Playhouse Announces 2017 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2016

'Something that's sure to please everyone in 2017,' is the promise of Cumberland County Playhouse producing director Bryce McDonald while announcing the upcoming season at the award-winning theatrical venue located in the hill of Tennessee. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Nominated for The Stage Regional Theatre of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Bristol Old Vic is delighted to be nominated for The Stage Regional Theatre of the Year award, as announced today. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Give the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Looking to share the joy of live theatre with those around you this holiday season? George Street Playhouse can be your one-stop shop for gifts and stocking stuffers this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Street Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Daddy Long Legs, a romantic holiday musical running from November 29 through December 24 at the New Brunswick theatre. The musical, with book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird(Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular 'Daddy Long Legs' who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Long Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) opens its 2017 season on January 22 and 28, 2017 with Henry Purcell's 1692 The Fairy Queen, a re-telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek put their spin on this immortal tale. The Fairy Queen will be performed at the Beverly O'Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA. 90802. (more...)

Johann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Light Opera Works presents the Johann Strauss operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS (in English) with a 30-piece orchestra, December 26, 2016- January 1, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

TheatreWorks Extends DADDY LONG LEGS Into the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has extended its hit holiday musical romance, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Due to popular demand, Daddy Long Legs will add performances: 8pm, Friday, January 6, and 2pm & 8pm, Saturday, January 7. The production will close after the 8pm performance on January 7. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Bring Your Daughter to See DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse for Free During Show's Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Weaved throughout the charming musical romance of Daddy Long Legs, currently on stage at New Brunswick, NJ's George Street Playhouse, are messages promoting the importance of education and the empowerment of young girls and women. So what better way to share those ideals this holiday season then with a special "Daughter Days" package for select performances of Daddy Long Legs December 20, 22 and 24. Daddy Long Legs is appropriate for daughters ages 10 through 100.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents the musical romance Daddy Long Legs, on stage now through December 24. With book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird (Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), Daddy Long Legs stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular "Daddy Long Legs" who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016
by - Dec 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Production Underway for STARZ Spy Thriller COUNTERPART
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The STARZ Original series COUNTERPART began production on the 10-episode first season of the spy thriller from MRC (Media Rights Capital), Gilbert Films, and Anonymous Content. Filming has commenced in Los Angeles and will continue in additional locations across the U.S. and Europe in 2017. (more...)

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