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Gina McKee & More Join Cast of Trafalgar Transformed's RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (more...)

Gina McKee Joins Martin Freeman In Cast Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

Craig And Evans Lead Casts For MISS JULIE/BLACK COMEDY At CFT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

Caroline Langrishe, Sara Bahadori & More Join Arcola Theatre's THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The full cast for The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes are Caroline Langrishe (Lydia King), Sara Bahadori (Case Worker/Sahar Husain) and Selva Rasalingam (Kevin/Khaled Al Hamrani) who join the previously announced Nabil Elouahabi (Carlos Fuentes). (more...)

Shakespeare Society to Honor Richard Easton & Hamish Linklater at Playing Shakespeare Celebration, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

On June 9 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their second annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Century Club (7 West 43rd Street). The Shakespeare Medal will be presented to Richard Easton, and The Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award will be presented to Hamish Linklater. (more...)

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans to Lead MISS JULIE and BLACK COMEDY at Chichester Festival, July 4-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

TCG Books to Publish Nikolai Gogol's THE INSPECTOR
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of The Inspector, a comedy in five acts by Nikolai Gogol, translated from the Russian by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. This essential edition marks the first in a series of major works of Russian drama, translated by Nelson, Pevear and Volokhonsky, that TCG will publish over the coming years. (more...)

Joshua McGuire & Rupert Everett to Lead Chichester's MOZART; Festival Updates Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Joshua McGuire - currently starring in the highly praised Privacy at the Donmar Warehouse - is confirmed to play Mozart in Amadeus, alongside Rupert Everett as his rival, Salieri. McGuire's credits also include Posh at the Royal Court and West End, the title role in Hamlet at Shakespeare's Globe and BBC 2's The Hour. (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre to Continue 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the second installment in its new play reading series, called Play-By-Play: A Public Education by Jeff Talbott on March 14 and 15, 2014. Guest artist Shana Gold directs the production. (more...)

Royal House Opera Announces 2014-2015 Ballet and Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

New works, engaging collaborations and classic revivals set the theme for the Royal Ballet Season 2014/15. (more...)

Ross Valley Players Accepting Directors Applications for 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Ross Valley Players is seeking innovative Directors for their 2014 - 2015 season, which marks their 85th anniversary. Anyone interested in making the season selections outstanding artistically, attractive and enticing to audiences, should apply by April 15, 2014. Interviews will be set up starting Saturday, March 29 through the end of April. To be considered, please provide a cover letter indicating which play(s) you are interested in directing and email to director-applications@rossvalleyplayers.org Visit www.rossvalleyplayers.com to see a full details and descriptions for each play. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents VARIATION ON A THEME, 25 Feb - 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The first ever production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Themeopens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in a strictly limited four-week season fromTuesday, 25 February 2014, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Continues 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the second installment in its new play reading series, called Play-By-Play: A Public Education by Jeff Talbott tonight and tomorrow, March 14 and 15, 2014. Guest artist Shana Gold directs the production. (more...)

Kirsty Bushell, Laura Elphinstone & More to Lead RSC'S THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Full casting is announced for Maria Aberg's production of Webster's violent tragedy The White Devil, which continues the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'Roaring Girls' season in the Swan Theatre, revealing some of the great parts written for and about women. (more...)

New Promotions Announced at American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Isabella Boylston has been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Joseph Gorak, Christine Shevchenko, Devon Teuscher and Roman Zhurbin have been promoted to Soloists. The promotions, which become effective August 1, were announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Open Season with World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING, 7/9 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The production stars Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz, who between them have a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations, and is directed by Cameron Watson, who has been heralded as "one of our finest contemporary directors" by The Los Angeles Times, while The Wall Street Journal declared his work "the best in the country." (more...)

Chichester's Festival Theatre Reopens With AMADEUS, Starring Rupert Everett, Jul 12-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Chichester's Festival Theatre reopens in July with a new production of Amadeus, featuring West End and Hollywood star Rupert Everett alongside acclaimed young actor Joshua McGuire. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus just announced the full cast and creative team for The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. (more...)

Nicole Kidman to Return to the London Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Nicole Kidman is eyeing a double-act in the West End. According to Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, she is in 'complex negotiations' to see that she appears in two West End plays back to back. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company to Present THE MAY QUEEN, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, is proud to present The May Queen a world premiere comedy by Molly Smith Metzler from July 18-27, directed by Vivienne Benesch, on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, to Bring the Crown to Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that THE AUDIENCE, starring Helen Mirren, is on its way to Broadway. The production, helmed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, will begin previews in February 2015 for a March opening. Based on Stephen Frears acclaimed film, THE AUDIENCE played a sold-out run at the Gielgud last year. (more...)

THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING to Open Jan 24 at Alumnae Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

For more about Alumnae, read the blog at http://alumnaetheatre.wordpress.com/, or follow on Twitter @alumnaetheatre. (more...)

BWW TV: Helen Mirren Honored as Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 31, 2014

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, honored Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren as the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award on Thursday, January 30, 2014. The Pudding was proud to honor a talented and renowned actress whose performances have garnered international critical acclaim. Check out video highlights from the festivities below! (more...)

VARIATION ON A THEME To Run At Finborough, Starring Rachael Stirling
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The first ever production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Theme opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in a strictly limited four-week season from Tuesday, 25 February 2014, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents VARIATION ON A THEME, 25 Feb - 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The first ever production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Themeopens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in a strictly limited four-week season fromTuesday, 25 February 2014, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. (more...)

Amicus Productions Brings SCOTLAND ROAD to Papermill Theatre, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Amicus Productions presents Scotland Road at the Papermill Theatre, at the Todmorden Mills historical site, 67 Pottery Road, running tonight, January 30 - February 1 & 6-8 at 8 p.m. and February 2 and 8 at 2p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's WOODY SEZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

A joyous, toe-tapping, and moving theatrical concert event which celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's greatest troubadour, Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie features more than 25 songs including classics like 'This Land is Your Land,' 'Pastures of Plenty' and 'The Ballad of Tom Joad.' The original folk hero, Woody Guthrie, and his infectious melodies defined an American era of political expression and transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle of social commentary and unity. The Rep is excited to kick off 2014 with a musical salute to this music icon in this award-winning production. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER to Open 1/16 at WorkShop Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, a one-woman play adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine from the classic, short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, directed by DeLisa M. White and starring Annalisa Loeffler in a Limited Engagement Special Event at WorkShop Theater Company, January 16-26 in the Jewel Box Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor. Running time is approx. 75 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

Ron Rifkin, Richard Thomas to Lead Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID; Levi Kreis Joins Cast of 'SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (Alias, Broadway's Cabaret) and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons) will star in the world premiere historical drama Camp David at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater as Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and President Jimmy Carter, respectively. Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright and under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith, Camp David runs March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Dame Helen Mirren to Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship
by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

On Sunday, February 16th, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will present Dame Helen Mirren with the Academy Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House, London. (more...)

THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING to OpenToday at Alumnae Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

For more about Alumnae, read the blog at http://alumnaetheatre.wordpress.com/, or follow on Twitter @alumnaetheatre. (more...)

Rona Munro's THE JAMES PLAYS Cycle Set for Edinburgh Festival, Aug 2014; National Theatre, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

James I, James II and James III - are a new cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro and directed by Laurie Sansom, Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, which are to be presented in an unprecedented co-production by the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain, during the Edinburgh International Festival in August and at the National Theatre in London from September to October. (more...)

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Names Dame Helen Mirren as 2014 Woman of the Year
by Movies News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren as the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER Opens Tonight at WorkShop Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, a one-woman play adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine from the classic, short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, directed by DeLisa M. White and starring Annalisa Loeffler in a Limited Engagement Special Event at WorkShop Theater Company, January 16-26 in the Jewel Box Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor. Running time is approx. 75 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

LOOT Opens Tomorrow at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Red Bull Theater presents the Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy), Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot has scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Opening Thursday January 16th, this limited engagement continues through February 9th only at Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Broadway at the Golden Globes- BWW Rounds Up 2014's Theatrical Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2014

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, air tonight, January 12 on NBC, and BroadwayWorld has rounded up this year's Broadway alums. Learn more about the stars below, and be sure to let us know your picks! (more...)

Amicus Productions to Bring SCOTLAND ROAD to Papermill Theatre, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Amicus Productions presents Scotland Road at the Papermill Theatre, at the Todmorden Mills historical site, 67 Pottery Road, running January 30 - February 1 & 6-8 at 8 p.m. and February 2 and 8 at 2p.m. (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

The Old Market Kicks Off Spring 2014 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

The Old Market Presents their Spring 2014 Programme, 48 peformances that will span from February to April 2014. For more information on ticketing for each individual show, visit The Old Market's website. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents VARIATION ON A THEME, Now thru 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The first ever production in more than fifty years of Terence Rattigan's Variation on a Theme opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre in a strictly limited four-week season from today, 25 February 2014, starring twice Olivier Award nominated Rachael Stirling. (more...)

Scott Ellis Set to Direct NBC's Upcoming Comedy ONE BIG HAPPY
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

According to Deadline, Broadway director Scott Ellis has signed on to direct NBC's upcoming comedy from Warner Bros. and executive producer Ellen DeGeneres, ONE BIG HAPPY. The show is about 'two platonic friends since childhood, a lesbian, Lizzy, and her straight male best friend, Luke (Zano) who have been living together and have been trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time. They finally get pregnant - just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life.' (more...)

Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy to Join Ron Rifkin, Richard Thomas in Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. The production features Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Broadway's Dividing the Estate) as Rosalynn Carter, Egyptian actor and activist Khaled Nabawy (Kingdom of Heaven, Fair Game) as Anwar Sadat, Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (Alias, Broadway's Cabaret) as Menachem Begin and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons) as President Jimmy Carter. Camp David runs March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Huntington/Coolidge's STAGE & SCREEN to Continue with JUAN OF THE DEAD, BECOMING CUBA, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films continues its second season on Monday, March 10 at 7pm with the 2011 Cuban zombie comedy Juan of the Dead. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Becoming Cuba playwright Melinda Lopez and director M. Bevin O'Gara moderated by Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland. (more...)

The Old Market Announces Spring 2014 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Old Market Presents their Spring 2014 Programme, 48 peformances that will span from February to April 2014. For more information on ticketing for each individual show, visit The Old Market's website. (more...)

Huntington Extends BECOMING CUBA & SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Due to extraordinary early demand for the final two productions of its 2013-2014 Season, Huntington Theatre Company announces one-week extensions to the runs of Melinda Lopez's Becoming Cuba and Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People. The Huntington's previous productions by these acclaimed Boston playwrights - Sonia Flew by Melinda Lopez and Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond - hold the records as the two highest grossing productions ever staged in the Wimberly Theatre of the Huntington's second home, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

James Earl Jones to Star in Scott Ellis-Helmed YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Broadway; Opens 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

According to the New York Times, James Earl Jones will return to Broadway later this year- this time in the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You. The play will open at a Shubert theatre on September 28, 2014, with previews beginning in August. Scott Ellis is set to direct the revival. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - ACT ONE Opens, It's a WILD PARTY at 54 Below and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: ACT ONE opens on Broadway tonight, and THE WILD PARTY plays in concert at 54 Below! (more...)

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