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Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

ďRecalled to life!Ē Charles Dickensí famous epic novel of the French Revolution comes to the stage in this thrillingly ingenious adaptation of the moving and exciting story of Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay, the English lawyer and French aristocrat caught up inextricably in the violence and bloodshed of the Revolution.


BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint
by Tyler Hinton - May 9, 2016

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Compan's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Hunter Foster and Jen Cody Headed to Cape Playhouse This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Exciting news from the Cape! Broadway veterans Krysta Rodriguez, stage couple Hunter Foster and Jen Cody, Nick Spangler and Kaitlyn Davidson are all headed to Cape Playhouse for its 2016 summer season. The news was announced earlier this week by guest artistic director Erik Orton. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deborah Cox & More in World Premiere of JOSEPHINE at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award¬ģ winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. Opening tonight, Friday, May 6 at 8pm, the production runs at the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, through May 29. Grammy¬ģ nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist Deborah Cox (Broadway's Aida, Jekyll & Hyde; vocals for the Whitney Houston Lifetime movie Whitney) stars as the legendary African-American performer Josephine Baker. Check out a first look at the cast on stage below! (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of Northern Ballet's JANE EYRE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Join one of literature's most iconic heroines on a journey of courage, romance and tragedy with the World Premiere tour of Northern Ballet's JANE EYRE. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte and performed during the 200th anniversary of her birth, Northern Ballet will bring this beautiful love story to life at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 10 - 11 June 2016. Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 01902 42 92 12 or online at grandtheatre.co.uk.  (more...)

Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Broadway will come to The Cape Playhouse this summer as Hunter Foster, Jen Cody, Nick Spangler, and Kaitlyn Davidson come to the theatre in a season of Playhouse premieres and Broadway favorites. Erik Orton, Guest Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theater's 90th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas, and musicals - will play from June 7 - August 30, 2016. (more...)

Jerry & Jeff Wayne's TWO CITIES Album to be Released in June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of 'Two Cities', will be released on June 24th, 2016. The CD release continues Stage Door's commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years. (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Drama Desk Panel with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk on REVIVING THE REVIVAL Set for Sardi's, 5/24
by Lauren Yarger - May 16, 2016

Robin Milling moderates a Drama Desk discussion on Reviving Revivals with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk at Spring Lunch Panel at Sardi's. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Michael Arden has been a part of the New York theatre community for quite a while, having made his debut in the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER. This year he stepped behind the scenes, making his Broadway directing debut with Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING (for which he was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical). How did he end up here? Watch below to find out! (more...)

York Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present staged readings of three new musicals: A Tale of Two Cities, with book, music and lyrics by Wendy Kesselman, Platinum, with lyrics and music by Will Holt and Gary William Friedman, and book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, and The Fitzgeralds of Saint Paul, with book, music and lyrics by Christie Baugher, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Ann Harada and More Set for FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES as Part of New Musicals at 54
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The NEW MUSICALS AT 54 series will present FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES by Kirsten Childs at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (more...)

San Diego Rep Extends 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre extends the run of "R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE" due to popular demand with four additional performances. Written and directed by D.W. Jacobs, co-founder of San Diego REPertory Theatre, and performed by Ron Campbell, the return engagement now runs through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Kevin Earley & More to Join Deborah Cox in World Premiere of JOSEPHINE at Asolo Rep; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Asolo Rep will present the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical: JOSEPHINE. Previews for JOSEPHINE begin April 27, press opening night is Friday, May 6 at 8pm, and the musical runs through Sunday, May 29 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Extends 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre extends the run of "R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE" due to popular demand with four additional performances. Written and directed by D.W. Jacobs, co-founder of San Diego REPertory Theatre, and performed by Ron Campbell, the return engagement now runs through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Villanova Theatre to Map Language of Love and Loss in Brian Friel's TRANSLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Villanova Theatre presents Irish treasure Brian Friel's most celebrated play, TRANSLATIONS, directed by Valerie Joyce and on stage April 12- 24, 2016. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

Dorien Makhloghi to Lead Asolo Rep's DISGRACED This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2015-2016 season and the fourth season of its five-year American Character Project with the thrilling and poignant Tony-nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama: DISGRACED. (more...)

BWW Review: TWO CITIES Original London Cast Recording
by Jenny Ell - Jun 24, 2016

From Charles Dickens' classic novel A Tale of Two Cities stems the musical, Two Cities. The show opened in London's West End in February 1969 where it received a mixed reception from the critics. However, many who watched the production fed back positive comments which increased the interest and continued to get people through the door. Sadly though, Two Cities had already been given its closing notice. (more...)

Anthony Van Laast Teams Up With Kenneth More For New Musical BOORSKALE
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

The highly-anticipated professional productions at the Kenneth More Theatre begin this September with Paul Ritchie Tomkinson's musical hit BOORSKALE.  (more...)

Michael Halling and More Set for 54 SINGS THE PAJAMA GAME This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Halling and more in 54 Sings The Pajama Game on Sunday, July 17th at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule. (more...)

Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Marilyn Monroe Musical to Receive One-Night-Only Premiere in Glendale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

? Prospect House Entertainment, in association with Glendale Arts Productions, presents MARILYN!, a new original musical commemorating Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday at the historic 1400-seat Alex Theatre in Glendale. The one-evening-only July 29 event, celebrates the life Marilyn Monroe with a short documentary film featuring Monroe's former boyfriend Bill Pursel, Monroe's Bus Stop co-star Don Murray, Monroe author, Michelle Morgan, President of 'Marilyn Remembered' Greg Schreiner, and Actors Studio classmate, James Karen, among other key figures. (more...)

GRAHAM-A-RAMA: #NOFILTER to Return to Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage and Graham Sobelman present GRAHAM-A-RAMA: #NOFILTER, Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2pm & 7pm. Sacramento composer/music director/producer GRAHAM SOBELMAN, is returning to CAPITAL STAGE, where he music directed The Behavior Of Broadus, for his second cabaret show this year. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Channels Melania Trump in Hilarious LATE SHOW Skit
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2016

Last night, LATE SHOW host Stephen Colbert decided to take advantage of the eerie resemblance, bringing out Benanti to portray Ms. Trump in a skit mocking her recent RNC speech, which many believed had been plagiarized. (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jul 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 17, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Lifeline Theatre presents Miss Holmes, a new play by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation, A Tale of Two Cities), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production-Play, The Island of Dr. Moreau; Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Musical, The Robber Bridegroom, Griffin Theatre), inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

A TALE OF TWO CITIES To Tour The UK This Autumn
by Edward Baker - Jul 15, 2016

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darknesss... It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair - we had everything before us! We had nothing before us!' (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Broadway's Aaron Lazar to Headline TN Shakespeare Company Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company announces Broadway's critically-acclaimed leading man Aaron Lazar (Light in the Piazza, Mamma Mia) will headline its Seventh Annual Valentine's Gala performed at Germantown Performing Arts Center on April 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm. (more...)

San Diego Rep to Welcome Return of 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER' This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

One of San Diego REPertory Theatre's most acclaimed productions, R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE returns to the Lyceum Stage after 16 years. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2016
by - Feb 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/7/16- Charles Dickens
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! An English novelist, Dickens is generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters. Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly instalments, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularise. Many of hisworks have been turned into Broadway shows, including: Oliver!, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, and more. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/6-2/7/2016
by - Feb 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 7, 2016 - Sunday, February 7, 2016. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist¬†Newton Faulkner¬†joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ¬ģ winning musical,¬†American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after¬†Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from¬†19 March¬†at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until¬†7 May¬†at the New Theatre, Oxford.¬†¬†One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.¬† (more...)

Broadway's Aaron Lazar Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company announces Broadway's critically-acclaimed leading man Aaron Lazar (Light in the Piazza, Mamma Mia) will headline its Seventh Annual Gala performed at Germantown Performing Arts Center on April 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm. (more...)

New Season of Shows Now on Sale at The Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts with RICHARD FLEESHMAN, MAXWELL CAULFIELD, JOE MCELDERRY, LISA RILEY, DOREEN TIPTON, JOE LYCETT, AISLING BEA, NISH KUMAR, GEORGE McCRAE, RAYMOND FROGGATT, JUSTIN HAYWARD, THE STYLISTICS, JIMMY OSMOND, CHRIS PACKHAM and TONY CHRISTIE. (more...)

Amanda Green to Host GOOD TO GO SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, in partnership with The Good to Go Festival, continues its 2015/16 IGNITE Series at The TimesCenter (242 W 41st Street), with the GOOD TO GO SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASE, a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers from around the country. (more...)

Carner & Gregor to Stage SOMEBODY PUT ACID IN THE EGG NOG at The Triad, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor will present SOMEBODY PUT ACID IN THE EGG NOG, a concert of original holiday songs by some of musical theatre's most notable new writers, on December 19th. (more...)

Asolo Rep Proudly to Stage ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly kicks off its winter repertory season with the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan's political drama ALL THE WAY. Asolo Rep's production will be directed by Emily Sophia Knapp, who served as the associate director of the Broadway, American Repertory Theatre, Seattle Rep and world premiere Oregon Shakespeare Festival productions. Hailed by NPR as a 'sensational night of theatre,' previews for ALL THE WAY are January 6 and 7 at 8pm, opening night is January 8 at 8pm, and the production runs in rotating rep through Saturday, April 9. (more...)

Mosaic Theater to Close Inaugural Season with WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Inaugural Season arrives at a climactic finale with the lively and comedic Off-Broadway hit, When January Feels Like Summer, written by Cori Thomas and directed by Mosaic Theater Managing Director & Producer Serge Seiden (Bad Jews, Apple Family Plays). (more...)

Tonight's First Preview of JOSEPHINE with Deborah Cox Cancelled at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Asolo Rep has confirmed it has cancelled tonight's first preview of the world premiere musical JOSEPHINE, starring Deborah Cox. Performances are scheduled to resume tomorrow, Thursday, April 28. (more...)

Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Star in World Premiere of KENNY MORGAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

February 1949. The tenants of a boarding house in Camden Town, alerted by a smell of gas coming from one of the rooms, discover a young man lying unconscious, and signs of what might be a botched suicide attempt. In an attempt to make contact with the victim's family or friends, they decide to telephone the first person listed in his book of personal telephone numbers. It is the celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan.... (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Ballet's JANE EYRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Join one of literature's most iconic heroines on a journey of courage, romance and tragedy with the World Premiere tour of Northern Ballet's JANE EYRE. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte and performed during the 200th anniversary of her birth, Northern Ballet will bring this beautiful love story to life at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 10 - 11 June 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the dancers in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Deborah Cox Stuns in Jazzy First Look at World Premiere Musical JOSEPHINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award¬ģ winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. BroadwayWorld brings you a series of first-look photos below! (more...)

SF Opera Lab to Present VOIGT LESSONS with Deborah Voigt, 5/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

? SF Opera Lab presents the West Coast premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring soprano and musical personality Deborah Voigt with music direction by Kevin Stites, May 6 and 8, 2016 at the Taube Atrium Theater. The intimate and acclaimed one-woman show weaves songs and arias, ranging from music by the Carpenters to Strauss, into a vivid and moving account of the superstar soprano's life and career. (more...)

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