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Conor McPherson's THE BIRDS Makes NYC Debut Tonight as Part of 1st Irish
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host BirdLand Theatre with the NYC premiere of THE BIRDS, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Stefan Dzeparoski. (more...)

Breaking News: Danny DeVito Will Make Broadway Debut in THE PRICE; Tickets Go On Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced that Danny DeVito will make his Broadway debut as 'Gregory Solomon' alongside John Turturro as 'Victor Franz,' Tony Shalhoub as 'Walter Franz' and Jessica Hecht as 'Esther Franz' in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, tonight, September 30, through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, now through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 6. (more...)

Bitdefender to Showcase Cybersecurity Innovation at Web Summit in Lisbon 8-10th November 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

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Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager To Receive 2016 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eclipse Theatre Company announces its Eighth Annual Corona Award, to be presented to Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager. The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theater community as well as small- to medium-sized ensembles such as Eclipse Theatre. The Corona Award derives its name from the Latin word, meaning crown, as well as outer atmosphere of the sun most easily seen during a total eclipse. (more...)

I AM MY OWN WIFE to Play Melbourne's MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL and Brisbane's MELT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

After a sell-out Sydney season at the Old Fitz Theatre, Oriel Group's critically acclaimed production of I Am My Own Wife will have a limited Melbourne season at fortyfivedownstairs from January 17 as part of the 2017 Midsumma Festival and a limited Brisbane season at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of MELT 2017. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

The Collective NY to Take on Gay Conversion Therapy in THE RETREAT Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Collective NY under their Collective: Next Stage (C:NXT) banner presents a staged reading of THE RETREAT, a new play written by Brandon T. Snider, on Sunday, December 3rd. Richard Masur (TRANSPARENT) is set to direct. (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A RADIO PLAY to Run December 12/10- 12/18 at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy's Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to be believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for six performances only. Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play is perfect for families looking for a fun outing that captures the spirit of the season. Full of laughs, holiday magic and music, Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play tells how the department store Santa who comes in to Macy's as an emergency substitute challenges the mother and daughter's refusal to believe when he claims to be the one and only Kris Kringle. Can he prove to them and the world that Santa is real while making one little girl's dreams come true?  (more...)

Actor's Express to Present Bone-Chilling Production of THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Actor's Express stages Arthur Miller's Tony award-winning play The Crucible January 21 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Agent of Influence
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 29, 2016

BWW speaks to writer Sarah Sigal and director Jessica Beck about their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Agent of Influence. (more...)

Art Institute Chicago Announces Annual Benefit, NIGHT HEIST, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce the Evening Associates' annual benefit, 'Night Heist,' will take place on Today, June 24, 2016 . With this popular event, now in its sixth year, the Evening Associates Board is focused more than ever on expanding their philanthropy while engaging Chicago's young professional demographic. Longtime Evening Associates Board members and 2016 Night Heist co-chairs Kristin Culbertson, John Reid, and Brandon Clark have focused on 'building upon the success of Night Heist in part by continuing to set records, but also by trying some new elements to keep the event relevant and exciting for those who are already aware of the Art Institute's charms,' shares Clark. (more...)

Alley Theatre's Summer Chills Series to Continue with Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie's Spider's Web, Agatha Christie's only comedy thriller, beginning performances July 12 in the Hubbard Theatre. The popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series returns to the Alley after a two-year break and offers a cool escape from the summer heat. The series is the perfect introduction to live theatre for first-timers. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SEAGULL at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

In The Artistic Home's production of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy of unrequited love and unrealized dreams, The Seagull, Company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra (a Jeff Award nominee for The Artistic Home's Sweet Bird of Youth) plays the role of Madame Arkadina, the fading actress in love with a younger man, Trigorin. Scot West, previously seen at The Artistic Home in Watch on the Rhine, Interrogation and Miracle on 34th Street and in Griffin's Men Should Weep is the writer Trigorin. Brookelyn Hebert, of AH's Macbeth and Cut to the Chase, plays the young actress Nina, who is a rival to Arkadina for Trigorin's affections. In the role of Arkadina's son Konstantin, who competes with Trigorin for Nina's love, is AH ensemble member Julian Hester, a Jeff nominee for The Late Henry Moss. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Ciara Renee and More Lead A LASTING IMPRESSION at NYMF Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The reading of the new musical A Lasting Impression performs at New York Musical Festival this month. (more...)

Sydney Chamber Opera's New NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND to Premiere at Carriageworks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

This August, Carriageworks presents Sydney Chamber Opera's (SCO) new production of composer Jack Symonds's and librettist Pierce Wilcox's Notes from Underground. Directed by Patrick Nolan and designed by Genevieve Blanchett it will be presented over five nights on 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20 August. The last time the company presented this opera it was for their 2011 inaugural production at Sydney's Cellblock Theatre. This production established SCO as one of the most important and distinctive new voices in Australian opera. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Alley Tackles Its 23rd Agatha Christie Play with SPIDER'S WEB
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Take a look at the devilishly devious stars of the Alley Theatre production of Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB! (more...)

Candy Buckley, Theo Stockman, & Ben Moss Lead A LASTING IMPRESSION, Starting Tonight at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Casting is complete for the upcoming reading of the new musical A Lasting Impression performing at New York Musical Festival this July. CANDY BUCKLEY (Cabaret, After The Fall, Thoroughly Modern Millie), THEO STOCKMAN (American Psycho, American Idiot, Hair), and BEN MOSS (Freedom Riders) will join the previously announced cast which includes JENNIFER DAMIANO, CIARA RENEE, MEGHANN FAHY, and KRISTA PIOPPI. The reading is directed by WHITNEY MOSERY (King Charles III, American Psycho). (more...)

Candy Buckley, Theo Stockman, & Ben Moss Join Cast of A LASTING IMPRESSION at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Casting is complete for the upcoming reading of the new musical A Lasting Impression performing at New York Musical Festival this July. CANDY BUCKLEY (Cabaret, After The Fall, Thoroughly Modern Millie), THEO STOCKMAN (American Psycho, American Idiot, Hair), and BEN MOSS (Freedom Riders) will join the previously announced cast which includes JENNIFER DAMIANO, CIARA RENEE, MEGHANN FAHY, and KRISTA PIOPPI. The reading is directed by WHITNEY MOSERY (King Charles III, American Psycho). (more...)

Irish Drama BY THE BOG OF CATS to Play The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company will perform By the Bog of Cats; a drama by Irish playwright Marina Carr (The Mai) that premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1998 and was produced in London's West End in a 2004 production starring Holly Hunter. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces Comedy THE SUPPORTING CAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, "The Supporting Cast" by George Furth, on Monday, February 6, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

Gripping Holocaust Survival Story, I AM MY OWN WIFE, to Play Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

???????As a companion piece to this month's mainstage production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, the Roxy Regional Theatre is offering a different sort of Holocaust survival story, though one no less poignant. (more...)

HSA Theatre to Present Contemporary Take on Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. (more...)

HSA Theatre Alliance Presents THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. Award-winning director and Harlem School of the Arts Artistic Director Alfred Preisser directs the play, which is scheduled to run Friday through Sunday for four weeks, beginning February 24 - March 19 at the HSA Theatre, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, NYC 10030. (more...)

Theater J to Tell the Story of the SS St. Louis in SOTTO VOCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr announces that the theater will produce Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz, as the first show of the 2017-18 season. The production will run from October 3-29, 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: COME FROM AWAY and CRAZY FOR YOU open on Sunday! (more...)

Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub, & Jessica Hecht in THE PRICE Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

The Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling café, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. (more...)

Hal Holbrook's Grandson to Star in ROMEO AND JULIET at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Actor Will Holbrook says he knew what he wanted to do with his life from a very early age. As a boy of 5, he used to put on shows for his parents, and developed a love for performing that continues to drive him today at age 19. (more...)

'Girls, be Good' to be First Serbian Book to Translate to English
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Summary: 'Girls, be good' is an omnibus novel that consists of twenty short stories connected by a single framing narrative: just After The Fall of the Berlin wall, foreign investors feel good about the investment climate in Eastern Europe and decide to open a huge toy factory in ex-Yugoslavia, where they are going to produce a hit range of toys designed for girls: small, plush lemurs called Aya, that will be sold all over the world. We then follow the little lemurs as they bear witness to physical and mental abuse, inhumane treatment and molestation of young girls around the world. The main character, the young woman who writes these stories, has a father who has sold her soul to the devil, just so that he could obtain two decades of life outside the law and without fear of punishment. The young woman herself, meanwhile, has a pact with the devil of her own. About the Author: Bojan Babi? was born in Belgrade in 1977. He studied at the Department of Serbian and World Literature at the Faculty of Philology, in Belgrade, and later gained a Master's degree from the same department. Before commencing his studies in Serbian and World Literature, he was a singer in a little-known heavy metal/grunge band. Over the last ten years, he has worked as a prolific and acclaimed copywriter and associate creative director at a big advertising agency, winning numerous awards. As one critic wrote of Babic's novel Inhuman comedy, realistic prose seems too feeble and naïve to describe the unbelievable reality that is happening to us, hence Babic uses surreal tactics to talk about it. If one had to come up with a name for it, it would be called dystopic surreal realism, in which he always adds a pinch of dark humor, irony and an oneiric atmosphere. Critics have compared his prose to that of Don DeLillo, Boris Vian and Roberto Bolanjo. Babic won an award from the Borislav Peki? Foundation in 2011. His novel Illegal Parnassus, published in 2013, was shortlisted for the biggest national literary award, the NIN prize; it was also shortlisted for the biggest regional award (for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia) - the Meša Selimovi? prize. He has had prose, poetry and essays published in a large number of magazines and anthologies in Serbia and abroad. Reviews: '[T]he author Bojan Babic, although this may sound biased and exaggerated, is one of the most refreshing voices in our [Serbian] literature (the literature of the four-name language we all understand), at least in the past ten years. What Babic has accomplished with his novels 'IlegalniParnas' [Illegal Parnassus] and 'Devojcice, budite dobre' [Girls, be Good] <...> is most certainly the kind of step forward that we have not seen in a while.' Djordje Krajišnik, Oslobodjenje Review copies are available upon request. Title: Girls, be Good Author: Bojan Babi? Translator: Nataša Miljkovi? Publisher: Glagoslav Publications Language: English ISBN: 9781911414261 Extent: 156 pages Format: paperback, hardback, e-book (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful Love Story that Doesn't Always Flow in Seattle Rep's VIETGONE
by Jay Irwin - Dec 8, 2016

The “playwright” of “Vietgone”, currently playing at the Seattle Rep, tells us from the beginning that this is not a war story but a love story. Well he also tells us that this is in no way based on his parents and we know that's a lie. But while it's not necessarily a story about war but a love story with a war as it's backdrop, the show does manage some very interesting perspectives on war that the average American might not have. (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct AH, WILDERNESS! This Spring at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that his longtime creative collaborator, Artistic Associate and Producer Steve Scott, will direct the theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! this spring. Scott assumes this responsibility from Falls, who was originally announced as the production's director. (more...)

BWW Interview: FUN HOME's Kate Shindle
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 18, 2016

FUN HOME and Kate Shindle have more than a couple things in common. A lengthy conversation with her in Minneapolis and the show both provide a lot of food for thought. (more...)

GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY Documentary to Debut in NYC
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

After being shelved by the British Government in 1945 and following a decades-long residency at Britain's Imperial War Museum, German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, a feature-length documentary film commissioned by the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) and produced by the late filmmaker Sidney Bernstein, will have its first theatrical run in North America beginning January 6, 2017, at Cinema Village in New York City. (more...)

THE FALL, About the Children of 9/11 Victims, To Receive NYC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Lilia Rubin is proud to present The Fall as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

The Unknown Artists to Present AFTER THE FALL by Arthur Miller
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Unknown Artists present After The Fall by Arthur Miller, directed by John Ross Clark. (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by Maral Chouljian - Aug 6, 2016

Mixing elements from the traditional epic poem with modern theatre, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PART I, II, III), which opened at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, creates a thought-provoking exploration of both oppression and freedom. (more...)

Old Fitz to Present Australian Premiere of WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

London 1966. Lucy Fuller is 18 years old. She likes musicals and make up, and her job is at Winston's Nightclub. One night Lucy is kidnapped by the infamous Kray twins and locked in a flat with an escaped murderer. This is the terrifying story of Lucy's time with Ronnie, Reggie and Frank 'The Mad Axeman' Mitchell. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for Damien Escobar at The Neptune
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Easy come, easy go; was the lesson two-time Emmy Award winning violinist, Damien Escobar learned when he and his brother walked away from a multi-million dollar brand that took ten years to build. The now 27-year-old's claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on 'America's Got Talent' as Nuttin' but Stringz. (more...)

Asian American Comedian Linda Vu Heads Overseas To Entertain The Troops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Linda Vu will once again head overseas to entertain the troops serving around the world with the Battle Comics Stand Up & Improv Tour for Armed Forces Entertainment (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE BIRDS to Make NYC Debut as Part of 1st Irish
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host BirdLand Theatre with the NYC premiere of THE BIRDS, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Stefan Dzeparoski. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

Close Quarter Productions Announces New Production of A.A Milnes THE DOVER ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

?In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play The Dover Road. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

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