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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
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Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

The anachronistic show explores the lives of the nine presidential assassins and would-be assassins, weaving together fictional scenes where the characters interact among each other with real-life events.

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Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - West End Production Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Full casting is announced for Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron). An American in Paris features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. Directly following celebrated engagements in Paris and New York, this critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical bursts into life in the West End from Saturday 4 March 2017 with the official opening night on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre.  (more...)

ArtsWest is Pleased to Announce the Seattle Premiere of GHOSTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the Seattle Premiere of Richard Eyre's powerful new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, featuring the return of award-winning actor Noah Racey to Seattle. Noah Racey has enjoyed an extensive Broadway career in productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Never Gonna Dance, Curtains and more. Ghosts marks the first time in 3 years that Noah Racey has appeared on stage in Seattle: theatre fans won't want to miss the opportunity.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE INN AT LYDDA, Shakespeare's Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 7 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 8, 2016

Gary Nayloe sees a curate's egg of a play, at times exhilarating, at times too pleased with itself, at one of London's great venues. (more...)

The Pop Group Announce Details of First Single from Forthcoming New Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Seminal punk/funk provocateurs The Pop Group have announced details of the first single 'Zipperface' from their forthcoming new album. A fractured dub technoid vision, it finds the band channeling the current whilst remaining faithful to past principles. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/3/2016
by - Sep 3, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/3/2016. (more...)

Broadway's Carothers Announces Encore Performances of THE VOICE WITHIN at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

THE VOICE WITHIN, written by and starring Broadway's Lindsey Brett Carothers (Bring it On, WICKED (National Tour)) will return to The Duplex for two performances this fall after its acclaimed world premiere on August 7.  The newly announced dates are Thursday September 22nd at 9:30, and Sunday October 9th at 7pm.  The show is directed by Marshall Pailet with music direction by Andrea Grody. Drew Fornarola and Madame Mathieu Productions will produce. (more...)

ASSASSINS Opening Soon in Cranford
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford NJ is proud to present Stephen Sondehim's haunting and topical musical Assassins as its opening show of the 2016-2017 season. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. (more...)

Jack Smith Releases THE UNKNOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

An infant, five days old, is tossed in a dumpster to die, trucked away and forgotten. Yet she survives, discovered and parented by the homeless, a female Tarot card reader and a decertified male physician. So begins 'The Unknown' (published by Xlibris) written by Jack Smith (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-Op Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

BBC America to Debut New Original Series DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, 10/22
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

An eight-part series penned by Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle), DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, adapted from the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams ('The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'), premieres Saturday, October 22 at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Sets New Curtain Times Starting with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre has announced new curtain times for its 2016 fall season with 7 p.m. evening performances and 3 p.m. matinees on select Sundays to its performances of the wildly comic thriller, "The 39 Steps" by Patrick Barlow running through Oct. 17.    (more...)

ASSASSINS Leads 2015-16 Buck Creek Players Encore Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Established in 1970, The Encore Association is comprised solely of nonprofessional theater groups in which no one is paid, which operate on a non-profit basis, offer open auditions, and admission to the general public. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Good by C.P. Taylor, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance, October 8-30, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Good are also available. (more...)

BWW Preview: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Platte Valley Players
by Chris Arneson - Sep 15, 2016


Full Cast Announced for freeFall Theatre Company's Season Opener, ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The cast of freeFall Theatre Company's upcoming production of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical Asssassins has just been announced. Directed by Chris Crawford, the show will star Susan Haldeman (Sara Jane Moore), Robert Teasdale (Leon Czolgosz), Thomas Mothershed (Samuel Byck), Britt Michael Gordon (John Wilkes Booth), Marissa Toogood (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), John Mark Jernigan (John Hinckley), Lucas Wells (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Pasqualino Beltempo (Giuseppe Zangara), and Alan Mohney Jr. (Charles Guiteau). (more...)

Segerstrom Center Continues 30th Anniversary Celebrations with a Free Concert, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is excited to announce another FREE event on the Plaza. This time it's to celebrate the Center's three-decade anniversary, and L.A.'s very own Boogaloo Assassins will be on-site and ready to take the party to the next funky level. (more...)

BWW Review: BAD APPLES at ACT Shocks, Disturbs, Potentially Offends, and Kills It!
by Jay Irwin - Sep 10, 2016

Are there any taboo subjects for musicals anymore? I mean we've had shows about serial killers and Assassins, drug addicts and prisoners, demons and super powered psychotic teens, and even oversexed puppets. So I don't know why anyone should be surprised by the new musical at ACT in conjunction with ArtsWest and Circle X Theatre Co., 'Bad Apples' which takes a look at one of our countries most disgraceful moments, the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. This in your face rock musical will definitely not be everyone's cup of tea and especially not for the kids. But if you can get past all the language, sex, and horrific images then what you're left with is a killer show that looks at how easily people in power can justify appalling acts. (more...)

ASSASSINS to Open at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award Winning musical Assassins from September 10 through October 16, 2016 (more...)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan Opens New Tara Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 1, 2016

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, officially opens Tara Theatre, a new state of the art home in South London for the acclaimed Tara Arts, the oldest diverse multicultural theatre company in the UK, today, Thursday 1 September 2016. (more...)

The Pop Group Announce Details of New Album 'Honeymoon On Mars'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Legendary post punk provocateurs The Pop Group have announced details of a brand new studio album. Honeymoon On Mars will be released through Freaks R Us on Friday October 28th 2016. (more...)

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Utopia Opera to Stage Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

?On September 9 at 8pm, September 10 at 3pm and 8pm, and September 11 at 3pm and 8pm, Utopia Opera presents Assassins (music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.) in a fully-staged production performed with an 13-piece orchestra at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue). (more...)

Complete Casting Announced For THE HIRED MAN: IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Casting has been completed for the upcoming concert production of Howard Goodall's The Hired Man. Joining the previously announced Jenna Russell and John Owen-Jones on September 22nd will be Sean Kearns (Wicked, The Commitments) as Pennington, Jessica Louise Parkinson (Love Beyond) as Sally, and James Moore (Matilda) as Harry. They will line up alongside the author Melvyn Bragg as the narrator. (more...)

Cal Rep Opens 2016-2017 Season with Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

California Repertory Company (Cal Rep) at California State University, Long Beach announces the opening of its 2016-2017 season with Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, directed by CSULB alumnus Jeff Paul. The Broadway production of A View from the Bridge recently received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Cal Rep's staging of this timeless classic runs September 23-October 8 in the recently renovated University Theatre. This intense examination of human nature - the dangers of obsessive jealousy, xenophobia, and homophobia verses the inherent instinct for survival - was a powerful comment on current events when it was written in 1955, and resonates still. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Love, lust, ex-wives, and transgender role confusion collide in this zany musical comedy making its world premiere at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale. Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West is the story of a homophobic senior citizen living in Miami Beach in 1981 who is stunned to discover that his beautiful mistress of the past five years used to be a man! (more...)

David Berry Cast as 'Lord John Grey' in Hit Starz Series OUTLANDER
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced today that David Berry (“A Place to Call Home”) will play the role of “Lord John Grey” in the hit series OUTLANDER. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ASSASSINS, Paradise in Augustines, 27 August
by Amy Hanson - Aug 28, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Assassins is a fascinating exploration of the dark side of the American dream, taking as its subject nine of the men and women who have tried to kill Presidents of the United States. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents Free Public Talk with Award-Winning British Director Jamie Lloyd on Thursday 15 September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company presents a free public talk with multi award-winning British director Jamie Lloyd on Thursday 15 September. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for 'Thrones! The Musical Parody' at Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" sweeps through the Windy City once again this fall at Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with a talented ensemble of Chicago up-and-comers bringing the "Game of Thrones" send-up to life. Under the direction of Hannah Todd, the cast of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" includes Caitlyn Cerza, Nick Druzbanski, Madeline Lauzon, Beau Nolen, Victoria Olivier and Christopher Ratliff. This all-Chicago cast combines comedic talents and "knockout vocal harmonies" (Chicago Reader) to bring all six seasons of the HBO hit to the stage, recounting the journey of well-known characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, the Stark family, Daenerys Targaryen and more. Performances for the fall run of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" begin September 15; tickets ($29-$59) are on sale now and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 773.935.6100. The press performance takes place on September 21. Headshots and imagery can be accessed here. (more...)

Following Workshop at the Public Theater, Details About Stephen Sondheim's New Musical Emerge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This week, The New York Post reported on a recent reading of the upcoming new musical from legendary musical theatre composer, Stephen Sondheim.  (more...)

Blackfriars Mounts Bold Re-Imagining of Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016


Bookings for Mother City's Cape Town Fringe Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Bookings open today for the 2016 Cape Town Fringe, which features a programme comprising both fresh, edgy works and crowd-pleasers. Jam-packed with theatre, music, physical performances, comedy and family fare, this 17-day theatre binge is sure to have Capetonians filling the several Mother City locations where all the action will be happening. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2016
by - Aug 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents First Show of 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Takes Up Residency at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Playwrights Horizons today announced Musical Theatre Factory as the second theater company to join its Resident Company Program. (more...)

NY Times Bestselling Author Reveals President Clinton's Secret Phone Conversations and More in SECRETS, LIES & DECEPTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Top-Secret telephone transcripts of President Bill Clinton's conversation with the Prime Minister of Pakistan reveals his immense fear of Usama bin Laden's planned terror attacks on the United States. (more...)

Irish Arts Center to Present Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. Directed by Gina Moxley, How to Keep an Alien is a story about falling in love and having to prove it to the government. (more...)

by Pati Buehler - Aug 16, 2016

From Philly to South Jersey, there's someting for everyone on stages this season. (more...)

Avon Players to Launch New Season with ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Avon Players will aim its spotlights squarely at some of the darker corners of American history as they present Stephen Sondheim's bold musical examination of the murderous mindset, Assassins, running September 9-24. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

Talk Is Free Theatre to Take Over Barrie with Roving Production of The Music Man
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) will convert downtown Barrie into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa in its upcoming rendition of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Sept. 14 to Oct. 2, 2016. During this revolutionary, immersive production, audiences will be whisked from one city site to the next to witness the witty & whimsical tale as its cast marches through town amongst unsuspecting Barrie (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

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