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...)

SAINT JOAN, Starring Gemma Arterton, Finds Full Company at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced full casting for her revival of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. As previously announced, the production will star Gemma Arterton, alongside Matt Bardock, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser and Elliot Levey. (more...)

FROZEN Composers and Neil Patrick Harris Team Up for Paul Ryan's Inner Monologue Song
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Following in the footsteps of Sara Bareilles' song written from President Obama's point of view (and featuring vocals from Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr.), This American Life commissioned Frozen songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, to write a song as the inner monologue of Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.  (more...)

Digital Theatre Honors Howard Davies with Free Access to ALL MY SONS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The international theatre and arts community has been paying tribute to one of the greatest ever theatre directors, who worked extensively in the West End, at The Old Vic, National Theatre, Almeida, and on Broadway. (more...)

Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE Kicks Off the 2016/17 Season at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A riveting new play that swept Broadway last season will open the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You! (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...)

Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. (more...)

Deirdre Madigan, Stephen Schnetzer and Lynn Cohen to Lead Reading of SOCIAL SECURITY at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of "Social Security," a comedy by Andrew Bergman, one of Hollywood's top comedy screenwriters, on Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE to Make East Coast Debut at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Hot off of the heels of its successful Humana Festival premiere, Jen Silverman's hilarious hit play The Roommate will make its East Coast debut at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre starting October 26th. (more...)

Olivier Award-Winning Director Howard Davies Passes Away at 71
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

According to BBC News, Olivier Award-winning director Howard Davies passed away yesterday. He was 71 years old. (more...)

CAT Theater Announces WISHING WELL Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

CAT Theatre will present Wishing Well by Jon Klein, January 20 through February 4, 2017.  Wishing Well is CAT Theatre's contribution to the 2017 Richmond Acts of Faith Festival.  We spend a stormy weekend with the dysfunctional Cauthen family at their island vacation home.  Memories are relived, relationships are analyzed and family wisdom shared.   (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

RENT Kicks Off 20th Anniversary UK Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd and Wales Millennium Centre, are presenting the 20thAnniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. (more...)

Sierra Rep Co-Founders Dennis and Sara Jones to Retire
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Dennis and Sara Jones, who founded Sierra Repertory Theatre 37 years ago, met recently with the Board of Trustees to announce their retirement. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre's HAMLET to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Following performances across Europe, including Gdansk Shakespeare Festival; Mercury Theatre Colchester; Craiova International Festival; Park Theatre, London; four theatres in Spain; Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival; and Kronborg Castle, Elsinore Hamletscenen, Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre today announces that their production of Hamlet, adapted by Kelly Hunter, transfers to the Trafalgar Studios for a limited run this December.  As well as adapting, Hunter directs Mark Arends (Hamlet), Finlay Cormack (Laertes), David Fielder (Polonius/ Gravedigger), Tom Mannion (Claudius), Katy Stevens (Gertrude) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ophelia). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 31 December. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/19/2016 - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 2016

Today's big news: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE opens Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

Cast Announced for Connecticut Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm.   (more...)

Old Fitz Theatre to Present THE SHADOW BOX 15/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Dino Dimitriadis, in association with Red Line Productions, is pleased to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer at the Old Fitz Theatre from November 15. (more...)

Broadway Star Will Swenson, BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Among Recently Announced Berkshire Theatre Award Winners - Check Out the Full List Here!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The winners of the First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards have been announced. Seventeen arts journalists voted on 120 nominees in 25 categories chosen from artists in the 75 live theatre productions mounted in Berkshire County and adjacent areas between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2016
by - Oct 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SMASH Star Wesley Taylor to Ascend to Heaven in AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash', will play God in the new comedy AN ACT OF GOD making its Denver debut at the Garner Galleria Theatre starting October 15. (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...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Countless laughs! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception starting at 7pm.   (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...)

Cast Announced for Connecticut Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Today, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm.   (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROOMMATE at Everyman Theatre Gets East Coast Debut
by Charles Shubow - Nov 3, 2016

Playwright Jen Silverman demonstrates why she has received an award as an emerging playwright. (more...)

THE TALL GIRLS to Take the Court at Shattered Globe This Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will continue its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of Meg Miroshnik's drama THE TALL GIRLS, an ensemble piece about five young women in the 1930s rural Midwest who discover a way to escape their crumbling town - by playing basketball. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Appoints Kip Williams as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company today announced that it has appointed Kip Williams as Artistic Director commencing 3 November 2016 . (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Presents A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training continues its 2016-17 season with Arthur Miller's multi Tony Award®-winning drama A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. An icon of the American theater, Arthur Miller has enriched the world stage with numerous classics including Death of a Salesman, All My Sons, The Crucible, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Directed by FSU/Asolo Conservatory first-year acting professor, Andrei Malaev-Babel, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE previews in the Cook Theatre at the FSU Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 27 at 7:30pm with a special 'Pay What You Can Performance,' officially opens on Wednesday, December 28 at 7:30pm, and runs through Sunday, January 15. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Regional Awards Update - Anthony Alcocer, Christopher Teal Tied for Best Actor in a Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (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...)

BWW Review: ALL MY SONS at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Nov 2, 2016

The title of All My Sons, Arthur Miller's riveting play of guilt, heartbreak, and tragedy, refers to 21 young World War II combat pilots, who were needlessly killed when cracked cylinder heads were unknowingly installed in their airplanes. The blame for this lays at the feet of Joe Keller, a successful manufacturer who decided that since there was so much pressure on him to produce much needed airplane parts, that he decided to push the faulty heads through, instructing his factory manager, Steve Deever, to paint over the cracks and ship them out anyway. But Joe allowed Steve to accept the blame after the tragedies and is now languishing in prison while Joe has gotten off scot-free. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Elements Theatre Company's ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Cresting the wave of the world's celebrations of Shakespeare's anniversary, and following the successful and exhilarating production of his epic King Lear, we look toward a new face of theatre, impacted by Shakespeare. This November, Elements Theatre Company plunges into the work of another iconic voice in theatre-Arthur Miller's award-winning play, All My Sons. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

Oxford Theatre Guild to Stage Gripping Classic ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Oxford Theatre Guild presents the gripping and timeless theatre classic - Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' - opening Tuesday 6th December at Oxford's Old Fire Station. (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...)

BWW Review: ALL MY SONS: An Entreaty To Be Better
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 17, 2016

Arthur Miller's 1947 Tony Award-winning play All My Sons is strikingly relevant nearly seventy years later. There is still much to be learned from this compelling play and the Elements Theatre Company production doesn't shy away from the ugly truths or raw emotions embedded in Miller's story. Sr. Danielle Dwyer reaches unbelievable depths in her portrayal of Kate Keller, the heart and soul of this damaged family, and the work of the entire cast of artists is truly worthy of the word ensemble. (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...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs Present WE GO ROUND AND ROUND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs continue their season with We Go Round and Round, a reinterpretation of Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde, the story of a provocative clash between social expectations and taboo passions. We Go Round and Round, under the direction of guest director Kimberly Senior, runs December 1-10, 2016. All performances take place at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Downtown Providence.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards Update - John Arthur Greene, Judy McLane Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Steven J. Burge to Play Heavenly Father After Wesley Taylor Departs AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash,' will play God through January 22. Steven J. Burge will assume the role of God starting January 24. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards Update - Dan Chameroy, Sara Farb Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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