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Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Square One Theatre to Present NOW OR LATER Featuring Christopher Finch
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Bridgeport Actor Christopher Finch is featured as the male lead in the Square One Theatre production of Now Or Later, a thought-provoking, smart and witty political drama, playing now through November 20 (2016). (more...)

ACQUIESCE and THE ENCHANTED LOOM Set for Factory Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The 2016/17 Factory season looks beyond Canadian borders to navigate new identities and redefine the meaning of home, as citizens, residents, and visitors, in six plays charting new Canadian experiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: UP Theater Presents World Premiere of MERCIFUL FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Atar Hadari's penetrating new play, Merciful Father will open UP Theater's seventh season. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will runNovember 1st through November 12th in Northern Manhattan. The play is based on Sholem Asch's scandalous Yiddish play God of Vengeance which was the inspiration for Paula Vogel's new play, Indecent which premiered at the Vineyard Theatre last season. God of Vengeance premiered on Broadway at the Apollo Theatre in 1923 and featured Broadway's first lesbian kiss. The play was so far ahead of its time, the actors and producers were indicted for giving an immoral performance. Atar Hadari's, Merciful Father is a proactive new take on the story. The production is directed by UP's Artistic Director, James Bosley who has premiered three of his play with UP, including the critically acclaimed productions of Broad Channel, and Epic Poetry. (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS to Continue Steppenwolf Theatre's 41st Season This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Steppenwolf continues its 41st season with the Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Christians directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Lopez Will Star In BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE On NBC in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This just in! Tonight at the Paley Center, during a conversation with Robert Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment) , Greenblatt revealed the network's next big musical. And, it's ..... (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Returns to The Harlem Repertory Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Harlem Repertory Theatre is reviving the 1978 TONY award winning musical 'Ain't Misbehavin', for a very limited engagement now through March 25th at the Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Sophie Okonedo to Join Damien Lewis in Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

It is announced today that the Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo will join Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?  Directed by Ian Rickson, the production will play a strictly limited 12 week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24th March to 24th June 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of ROZ AND RAY at Seattle Rep!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Broadway talents Ellen McLaughlin (Angels in America) and Teagle F. Bougere (The Crucible, A Raisin in the Sun, The Tempest) star in Roz and Ray, which runs now through November 13, 2016 (opening night is tonight, October 19, 2016) in the Leo K. Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon Hints at 'Musical Surprises'; Shares More Details
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a live conference call with HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s award-winning director Kenny Leon (THE WIZ LIVE!) and Emmy Award-winning live television director Alex Rudzinski (GREASE LIVE), who shared the latest developments in their work on the show. (more...)

Congratulations! Audra McDonald & Will Swenson Welcome Baby Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald turned to Twitter today to announce that she and husband, Tony nominee Will Swenson have welcomed Sally James McDonald-Swenson, born last night at 11:16pm. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look a ROZ AND RAY, Premiering Tonight at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Broadway talents Ellen McLaughlin (Angels in America) and Teagle F. Bougere (The Crucible, A Raisin in the Sun, The Tempest) star in Roz and Ray, which runs now through November 13, 2016 (opening night is tonight, October 19, 2016) in the Leo K. Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon & More Set for Restore Brooklyn Gala Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17, at 6:30 PM, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation will host the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit gala, honoring Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon, Jay Walder and Jacqueline Berrien (posthumously). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Miami (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Returns to The Harlem Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

The Harlem Repertory Theatre is reviving the 1978 TONY award winning musical 'Ain't Misbehavin', for a very limited engagement from October 8th to March 25th at the Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. A swinging, rip-roaring musical tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, 'Ain't Misbehavin' opened on Broadway in 1978 as a musical revue of Jazz Legend Fats Waller's popular songbook, and it ended up winning a number of awards including the TONY for Best Musical. The Harlem Repertory Theatre's production of 'Ain't Misbehavin', which sold out it's 2008 run and won the AUDELCO 2008 Musical Production of the Year Award, is now returning to the Harlem Rep's stage for its' 2016-17 season in a new intimate cabaret style that will bring the audience closer to the performers. This brilliant showcase of Fats Waller's magnificent songbook will have audiences dancing in the aisles as the HRT's finest company members sing the toe-tapping, hand-clapping songs: T'Ain't Nobody's Business, This Joint is Jumpin', Honeysuckle Rose, the title song, Ain't Misbehavin', and many more! The Harlem Repertory Theatre is proud to be bringing this production back to Harlem; to the neighborhoods Fats Waller knew growing up that inspired him! (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere Star in ROZ AND RAY, Premiering Tonight in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/14; 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards Nominations Now Open!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 2016

**Bonus** Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards!  Click on your region below and nominate your favorites thru October 31st only! (more...)

Park Square to Produce Lorraine Hansberry's Classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Andy Boss Thrust Stage with Lorraine Hansberry's classic and timely A Raisin in the Sun. This fiercely moving portrait of a family living and dreaming on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway. The Washington Post hails it as "one of a handful of great American plays - it belongs in the inner circle, along with Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Glass Menagerie." (more...)

Nashville Rep Presents NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

When an already unstable cast of actors begins to suffer the slings and arrows of falling in love (as well as falling down stairs) the possibility of a successful performance plummets, but the likelihood of audience delight skyrockets. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Receives 76 Submissions for Block Party at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Center Theatre Group received submissions from 76 local theatre companies from North Hollywood to San Pedro, Topanga to Sierra Madre for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Block Party will highlight some of the remarkable work being done on stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere to Star in ROZ AND RAY World Premiere in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the highly anticipated two-person casting for the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

Cast, Creatives, Venues Announced for Globe for All's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as Globe for All returns November 1 - November 20, in its third year on the annual roster, with Shakespeare's searing comedy Measure for Measure. (more...)

Broadway Producer Jhett Tolentino Talks Road to Broadway, Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert in the Philippines
by Robert Encila - Nov 7, 2016

By sheer serendipity, Jhett Tolentino's scant introduction to the theater in his native province of Iloilo in the Philippines has led him to the industry's rarefied domain as a Broadway producer. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place.  The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

EVENSONG Makes World Premiere Tonight at Astoria Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents their 16th season featuring two new works and one musical revival, which both tackle social issues including homelessness, immigration and race relations. 'We have a thrilling line up as we enter our 16th season at Astoria Performing Arts Center, and all of the work shares the resonant theme of home. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Launch 50th Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place. The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

Nashville Rep's Holiday Tradition is More Family Than Ever
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Nashville audiences can look forward to the warm-hearted and comedic holiday treat when Nashville Repertory Theatre produces A Christmas Story for an eighth consecutive season. This familiar story of young Ralphie's wintertime woes has become a tradition that many Middle Tennessee families eagerly attend year after year. (more...)

Denzel Washington to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Denzel Washington is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the festival announced today. (more...)

Just A Walk In The Park? Searingly Funny Black Comedy CLYBOURNE PARK Is Next Up At Dezart Performs
by David Green - Nov 28, 2016

On the heels of 'Casa Valentina,' its enormously successful first production of the season, Dezart Performs will present the uproariously funny black comedy, Clybourne Park, a play written as a spin-off to Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 classic play A Raisin in the Sun which focuses on cultural and racial issues in a Chicago community. As described by The Washington Post during the 2011-12 season of the Seattle Repertory production, the play 'applies a modern twist to the issues of race and housing and aspirations for a better life….and is one of its feistiest, funniest evenings in years.' Clybourne Park has received multiple prestigious awards including the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/18; SPAMALOT in Raleigh, Darren Criss in Costa Mesa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 18, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Raleigh, Costa Mesa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include an interview with Chita Rivera, SPAMALOT in North Carolina, and Darren Criss in Costa Mesa, just to name a few. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

BWW Review: Park Square Theatre's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN Closes this Weekend but Continues for Students through December
by Jill Schafer - Nov 17, 2016

Langston Hughes' poem DREAM DEFFERRED is the source of the title of short-lived but influential playwright Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun. She died at the age of 34 just six years after the play opened on Broadway in 1959, but her work still resonates today. The story of a black family's struggle in 1950s Chicago to accomplish their dreams in a world that didn't want to let them can be palpably felt in the context of today's world. It's a great choice, then, for Park Square Theatre's 2016-2017 season and for their student matinee program, which serves over 30,000 students every year. And it's an incredibly moving production that brings out all the richness of Hansberry's writing. The fantastic local cast and the intimacy of the Andy Boss thrust stage making you feel as if you're in the Younger living room with them, experiencing this devastating, life-changing, and hope-inspiring event. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present CINDERELLA: AFTER EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

They're back! Cinderella, the stepsisters, and more return to the stage for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical Cinderella: After Ever After, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with lyrics by David Kisor and music by Fitz Patton. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Choreographer Patdro Harris Directs THE FIRST NOEL at The Ensemble This Holiday Season!
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 14, 2016

Patdro Harris, director of The Ensemble Theatre holiday musical THE FIRST NOEL, answers our random questions. (more...)

Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Windy City Playhouse (3014 N. Irving Park Road) announces casting for Robert O'Hara's 'Bootycandy,' the 'searing and sensationally funny' (The New York Times) semi-autobiographical play about growing up gay and black. (more...)

Kenny Leon, Director of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Set to Develop CAR WASH Reboot for ABC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Kenny Leon, director of 'The Wiz Live', 'Hairspray Live' and a Tony- winner for his revival of 'A Raisin in the Sun', has teamed up with Robert Horn, book writer of Broadways' '13' the musical, and Disney's Teen Beach Movie musical franchise, and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris) to do a reboot of the 1976 hit movie musical CAR WASH for ABC television network. (more...)

Photo Flash: UP Theater's First Play of The 2016-17 Season Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Merciful Father by Atar Hadari will open UP Theater's seventh season on November 1. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will run through November 12 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm. Merciful Father is a provocative new take on Sholem Asch's scandalous Yiddish play God of Vengeance. (more...)

Cast, Creatives, Venues Announced for Globe for All's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as Globe for All returns November 1 - November 20, in its third year on the annual roster, with Shakespeare's searing comedy Measure for Measure. (more...)

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